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HF 653

1st Division Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/08/2019 12:51pm

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money from parks and trails fund.

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

Section 1. new text beginPARKS AND TRAILS FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin 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 parks and trails
fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2020"
and "2021" used in this act mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, or June 30, 2021, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal
year 2020. "The second year" is fiscal year 2021. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2020 and
2021. All appropriations in this act are onetime.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginPARKS AND TRAILS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 51,216,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 51,634,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following sections.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this act may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this act
must be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Management and Budget's Guidance to
Agencies on Legacy Fund Expenditure.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, and unless otherwise specified in this
act, fiscal year 2020 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2022, and fiscal year
2021 appropriations are available until June
30, 2023. If a project receives federal funds,
the period of the appropriation is extended to
equal the availability of federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Disability Access
new text end

new text begin Where appropriate, grant recipients of parks
and trails funds, in consultation with the
Council on Disability and other appropriate
governor-appointed disability councils, boards,
committees, and commissions, should make
progress toward providing people with
disabilities greater access to programs, print
publications, and digital media related to the
programs the recipient funds using
appropriations made in this act.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 30,932,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 31,187,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $20,280,000 the first year and $20,447,000
the second year are for state parks, recreation
areas, and trails to:
new text end

new text begin (1) connect people to the outdoors;
new text end

new text begin (2) acquire land and create opportunities;
new text end

new text begin (3) maintain existing holdings; and
new text end

new text begin (4) improve cooperation by coordinating with
partners to implement the 25-year long-range
parks and trails legacy plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) $10,140,000 the first year and $10,224,000
the second year are for grants for parks and
trails of regional significance outside the
seven-county metropolitan area under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.535. The grants
awarded under this paragraph must be based
on the lists of recommended projects
submitted to the legislative committees under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.536,
subdivision 10, from the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Commission
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
85.536. Grants funded under this paragraph
must support parks and trails of regional or
statewide significance that meet the applicable
definitions and criteria for regional parks and
trails contained in the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Strategic Plan
adopted by the Greater Minnesota Regional
Parks and Trails Commission on April 22,
2015. Grant recipients identified under this
paragraph must submit a grant application to
the commissioner of natural resources. Up to
2.5 percent of the appropriation may be used
by the commissioner for the actual cost of
issuing and monitoring the grants for the
commission. Of the amount appropriated,
$....... the first year and $....... the second year
are for the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks
and Trails Commission to carry out its duties
under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.536,
including the continued development of a
statewide system plan for regional parks and
trails outside the seven-county metropolitan
area.
new text end

new text begin (c) By January 15, 2020, the Greater
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Commission must submit a list of projects that
contains the commission's recommendations
for funding from the parks and trails fund for
fiscal year 2021 to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over the
environment and natural resources and the
parks and trails fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) By January 15, 2020, the Greater
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Commission must submit a report that contains
the commission's criteria for funding from the
parks and trails fund, including the criteria
used to determine if a park or trail is of
regional significance, to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over the
environment and natural resources and the
parks and trails fund.
new text end

new text begin (e) $512,000 the first year and $516,000 the
second year are for coordination and projects
between the department, the Metropolitan
Council, and the Greater Minnesota Regional
Parks and Trails Commission; enhanced
web-based information for park and trail users;
and support of activities of the Parks and
Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.
new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner must contract for
services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
for restoration, maintenance, and other
activities under this section for at least
$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the
second year.
new text end

new text begin (g) The implementing agencies receiving
appropriations under this section must give
consideration to contracting with Conservation
Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance,
and other activities.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,280,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,447,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $20,280,000 the first year and $20,447,000
the second year are for distribution according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53,
subdivision 3.
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new text begin (b) Money appropriated under this section and
distributed to implementing agencies must be
used only to fund the list of projects approved
by the elected representatives of each of the
metropolitan parks implementing agencies.
Projects funded by the money appropriated
under this section must be substantially
consistent with the project descriptions and
dollar amounts approved by each elected body.
Any money remaining after completing the
listed projects may be spent by the
implementing agencies on projects to support
parks and trails.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant agreements entered into by the
Metropolitan Council and recipients of money
appropriated under this section must ensure
that the money is used to supplement and not
substitute for traditional sources of funding.
new text end

new text begin (d) The implementing agencies receiving
appropriations under this section must give
consideration to contracting with Conservation
Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance,
and other activities.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginLEGISLATURE
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $4,000 the first year is for the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for the website
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.303, subdivision 10.
new text end