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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 653

2nd Division Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/12/2019 04:32pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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1.14 1.15
1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27
2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 6.35 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 7.35 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 11.35 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 12.35 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 15.35 15.36 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 16.36 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 17.35 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 19.35 19.36 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 20.35 20.36 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34 22.35 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 23.35 23.36 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 24.35 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13
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36.23
36.24 36.25
36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33 36.34 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4
37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 37.34 38.1 38.2
38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 38.35 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 39.34 39.35 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24
40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10
41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 41.35 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 42.35 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 43.34 43.35 43.36 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 44.34 45.1 45.2 45.3
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52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 52.34 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 53.34 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10
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57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9
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A bill for an act
relating to legacy; appropriating money from outdoor heritage, clean water, arts
and cultural heritage, and parks and trails funds; modifying previous appropriations;
modifying legislative oversight; modifying Clean Water Legacy Act and Water
Law; providing for compliance with constitutional requirements; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 97A.056, subdivision 7; 103B.3369, subdivisions
5, 9; 103B.801, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 114D.15, subdivisions 7, 11, 13, by adding
subdivisions; 114D.20, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 7, by adding subdivisions; 114D.26;
114D.30, by adding a subdivision; 114D.35, subdivisions 1, 3; Laws 2015, First
Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as amended; Laws
2017, chapter 91, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 15; 114D.

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

ARTICLE 1

OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

Section 1. new text beginOUTDOOR HERITAGE 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 article. The appropriations are from the outdoor heritage
fund for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The figures "2020" and "2021" used in
this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure 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.
These are onetime appropriations.
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 beginOUTDOOR HERITAGE
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 127,127,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 565,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the outdoor heritage
fund. The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prairies
new text end

new text begin 38,303,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin (a) DNR Wildlife Management Area and
Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition - Phase
XI
new text end

new text begin $2,519,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
in fee and restore and enhance lands for
wildlife management under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, and
to acquire lands in fee for scientific and natural
areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 5. Subject to evaluation
criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
priority must be given to acquiring lands that
are eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area
Program - Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $6,060,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
in fee and restore and enhance lands for
wildlife management under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.
Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
to acquiring lands that are eligible for the
native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
native prairie. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase
IX
new text end

new text begin $3,058,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy to
acquire lands in fee and to restore and enhance
native prairies, grasslands, wetlands, and
savannas. Subject to evaluation criteria in
Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquiring lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. No later
than 180 days after The Nature Conservancy's
fiscal year ends, The Nature Conservancy must
submit to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage
Council annual income statements and balance
sheets for income and expenses from land
acquired with this appropriation. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan,
and the acquisitions must be consistent with
the priorities identified in Minnesota Prairie
Conservation Plan
.
new text end

new text begin (d) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife
Refuge Land Acquisition - Phase X
new text end

new text begin $2,383,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy, in
cooperation with the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service, to acquire lands in fee or
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance lands in the Northern
Tallgrass Prairie Habitat Preservation Area in
western Minnesota for addition to the Northern
Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.
Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
to acquiring lands that are eligible for the
native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
native prairie. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan, and the
acquisitions must be consistent with the
priorities in Minnesota Prairie Conservation
Plan
.
new text end

new text begin (e) Lower Wild Rice Corridor Habitat
Restoration - Phase II
new text end

new text begin $225,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with the
Wild Rice Watershed District to acquire land
in permanent conservation easement and to
restore river and related habitat in the Wild
Rice River corridor. $2,750,000 the first year
is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources
to acquire lands in permanent conservation
easements and to restore river and related
habitat in the Wild Rice River corridor, of
which up to $111,000 is for establishing a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed acquisitions
must be included as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Martin County DNR WMA Acquisition -
Phase III
new text end

new text begin $3,650,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire lands in fee and restore
and enhance strategic prairie grassland,
wetland, and other wildlife habitat in Martin
County for wildlife management under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8. Of this amount, $3,002,000 is
to Fox Lake Conservation League Inc.,
$554,000 is to Ducks Unlimited, and $94,000
is to The Conservation Fund. A list of
proposed acquisitions must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) RIM Grasslands Reserve
new text end

new text begin $2,276,000 the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance grassland habitat under
Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.501 to
103F.531. Of this amount, up to $39,000 is
for establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (h) Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the
Southern Red River Valley - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $2,558,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever, in
cooperation with the Minnesota Prairie
Chicken Society, to acquire lands in fee and
restore and enhance lands in the southern Red
River valley for wildlife management under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8, or to be designated and
managed as waterfowl production areas in
Minnesota in cooperation with the United
States Fish and Wildlife Service. Subject to
evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part
6136.0900, priority must be given to acquiring
lands that are eligible for the native prairie
bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96,
or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.
A list of proposed land acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (i) DNR Grassland Enhancement - Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $8,861,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to
accelerate restoration and enhancement of
prairies, grasslands, and savannas in wildlife
management areas, in scientific and natural
areas, in aquatic management areas, on lands
in the native prairie bank, in bluff prairies on
state forest land in southeastern Minnesota,
and in waterfowl production areas and refuge
lands of the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service. A list of proposed land restorations
and enhancements must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (j) Anoka Sand Plain Habitat Restoration and
Enhancement - Phase VI
new text end

new text begin $2,573,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire permanent conservation
easements and to restore and enhance wildlife
habitat on public lands and easements in the
Anoka Sand Plain ecoregion and intersecting
minor watersheds as follows: $156,000 is to
the Anoka Conservation District; $699,000 is
to Great River Greening; $269,000 is to the
Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation
District; $182,000 is to the National Wild
Turkey Federation; and $1,267,000 is to
Minnesota Land Trust, of which up to
$144,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is for
establishing monitoring and enforcement funds
as approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
permanent conservation easements,
restorations, and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (k) Fairmont Chain of Lakes Habitat
Restoration Plan - Phase I
new text end

new text begin $1,390,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the city of Fairmont to restore
and enhance grassland, wetland, and stream
habitats in the Dutch Creek watershed. A list
of proposed restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Forests
new text end

new text begin 17,032,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin (a) Protecting Strategic Forest Lands Near
Camp Ripley Partnership - Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $3,348,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Conservation Fund to
acquire in fee and restore and enhance forest
wildlife habitat in Cass, Crow Wing, and
Morrison Counties in proximity to the
Minnesota National Guard Camp Ripley
Sentinel Landscape. Land must be acquired
for state forests under Minnesota Statutes,
section 86A.05, subdivision 7; for wildlife
management under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 8; for scientific and
natural areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 5; or as county forest land
or municipal forest land. A list of proposed
land acquisitions must be provided as part of
the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Southeast Minnesota Protection and
Restoration - Phase VII
new text end

new text begin $5,741,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) $2,701,000 to The Nature Conservancy to
acquire lands in fee to be held by The Nature
Conservancy or acquire lands in fee for
wildlife management under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8; for
scientific and natural areas under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5; for
state forests under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 7; and for aquatic
management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
section 86A.05, subdivision 14;
new text end

new text begin (2) $1,370,000 to The Trust for Public Land
to acquire lands in fee for wildlife
management under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 8; for scientific and
natural areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 5; for state forests under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 7; and for aquatic management
areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 14; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $1,670,000 to Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and to restore and enhance wildlife habitat, of
which $192,000 is to establish a monitoring
and enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.
new text end

new text begin Annual income statements and balance sheets
for income and expenses from land acquired
in fee and held by The Nature Conservancy
with the appropriation in clause (1) must be
submitted to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council no later than 180 days after
The Nature Conservancy's fiscal year closes.
A list of proposed land acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Minnesota Forests for the Future - Phase VII
new text end

new text begin $4,573,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
lands in fee and easements and to restore and
enhance forests, wetlands, and shoreline
habitat through working forest permanent
conservation easements under the Minnesota
forests for the future program according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.66. A
conservation easement acquired with money
appropriated under this paragraph must
comply with Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 13. The accomplishment
plan must include an easement monitoring and
enforcement plan. Of this amount, up to
$150,000 is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed land acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (d) Mississippi River Floodplain Forest
Enhancement - Phase III
new text end

new text begin $1,357,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the National Audubon Society
to restore and enhance floodplain forest habitat
for wildlife on public lands along the
Mississippi River. A list of restorations and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Enhanced Public Land Open Landscapes -
Phase I
new text end

new text begin $955,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with
Pheasants Forever, in cooperation with the
Minnesota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Society, to
enhance and restore early successional open
landscape habitat on public lands. A list of
proposed restoration and enhancements must
be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Minnesota Forest Recovery Project - Phase
I
new text end

new text begin $1,058,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy to
enhance degraded forests in Beltrami, Cass,
Cook, Itasca, Lake, and St. Louis Counties. A
list of enhancements must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Wetlands
new text end

new text begin 20,753,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin (a) Accelerating Waterfowl Production Area
Acquisition - Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $5,631,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever, in
cooperation with the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service, to acquire lands in fee and
to restore and enhance wetlands and grasslands
to be designated and managed as waterfowl
production areas in Minnesota. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Shallow Lake and Wetland Protection
Program - Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $6,150,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire
lands in fee and to restore and enhance prairie
lands, wetlands, and land buffering shallow
lakes for wildlife management under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8. A list of proposed acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Wetland Habitat Protection Program - Phase
IV
new text end

new text begin $2,129,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and to restore and enhance prairie, wetland,
and other habitat on permanently protected
conservation easements in high-priority
wetland habitat complexes in the prairie and
forest/prairie transition regions. Of this
amount, up to $240,000 is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed
conservation easement acquisitions and
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Wild Rice Shoreland Protection - Phase VI
new text end

new text begin $937,000 the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements on wild
rice lake shoreland habitat for native wild rice
bed protection. Of this amount, up to $72,000
is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of permanent conservation easements must
be provided as part of the final report.
$250,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources to acquire lands in fee and
restore and enhance lands for wildlife
management under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 8; for scientific and
natural areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 5; for state forests under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 7; and for aquatic management
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05,
subdivision 14, and 97C.02 to acquire lands
for wild rice lake shoreland habitat to protect
native wild rice beds. A list of proposed
acquisitions in fee must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Shallow Lakes and Wetlands Enhancement
- Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $3,541,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to enhance
and restore shallow lakes and wetland habitat
statewide. A list of proposed land restorations
and enhancements must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Restoring Wetlands Dominated by Nonnative
Cattail in Border Waters
new text end

new text begin $1,270,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the National Park Service to
restore and enhance wetland and lacustrine
habitat in Voyageurs National Park. A list of
proposed restorations and enhancements must
be provided as part of the accomplishment
plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Big Rice Lake Wild Rice Enhancement
new text end

new text begin $845,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources to enhance and restore
wild rice wetland habitat in Big Rice Lake in
St. Louis County.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Habitats
new text end

new text begin 50,119,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin (a) St. Croix Watershed Habitat Protection and
Restoration - Phase I
new text end

new text begin $3,751,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) $2,209,000 to The Trust for Public Land
to acquire land in fee and to acquire permanent
conservation stream easements in the St. Croix
River watershed using the payment method
prescribed in Minnesota Statutes, section
84.0272, subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (2) $1,377,000 to Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and to restore and enhance natural habitat
systems in the St. Croix River watershed. Of
this amount, up to $168,000 to Minnesota
Land Trust is to establish a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $165,000 to the St. Croix River
Association to coordinate and administer the
program under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin A list of proposed land acquisitions and
permanent conservation easements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Metro Big Rivers - Phase IX
new text end

new text begin $4,163,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire lands in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance natural habitat systems
associated with the Mississippi, Minnesota,
and St. Croix Rivers and their tributaries in
the metropolitan area. Of this amount,
$820,000 is to Minnesota Valley National
Wildlife Refuge Trust Inc., $532,000 is to
Friends of the Mississippi River, $1,061,000
is to Great River Greening, and $1,750,000 is
to Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $144,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed land
acquisitions and permanent conservation
easements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Dakota County Habitat
Protection/Restoration - Phase VII
new text end

new text begin $3,516,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Dakota County to acquire
permanent conservation easements and land
in fee and to restore and enhance riparian and
other habitats in Dakota County. A list of
proposed land acquisitions and restorations
and enhancements must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic
North Central Minnesota Lakes - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $3,365,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire lands in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance wildlife habitat to sustain
healthy fish habitat on coldwater lakes in
Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, and Hubbard
Counties. Of this amount, $841,000 is to
Northern Waters Land Trust and $2,524,000
is to Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $192,000
to Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection
and Restoration
new text end

new text begin $2,946,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire lands in fee and
permanent conservation easements and restore
and enhance wildlife habitat in the Sauk River
watershed as follows: $440,000 to Sauk River
Watershed District, $590,000 to Pheasants
Forever, and $1,916,000 to Minnesota Land
Trust. Up to $192,000 to Minnesota Land
Trust is to establish a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of acquisitions must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat
Enhancement and Restoration - Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $2,359,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Trout Unlimited to acquire
permanent conservation stream easements
using the payment method prescribed in
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.0272,
subdivision 2, and to restore and enhance
habitat for trout and other species in and along
coldwater rivers, lakes, and streams in
Minnesota. Up to $40,000 is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed land
acquisitions and restorations and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) DNR Aquatic Habitat Restoration and
Enhancement - Phase II
new text end

new text begin $3,208,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance aquatic habitat in degraded
streams and aquatic management areas and to
facilitate fish passage. A list of proposed land
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (h) St. Louis River Restoration Initiative - Phase
VI
new text end

new text begin $3,777,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
aquatic and riparian habitats in the St. Louis
River estuary. Of this appropriation, up to
$2,182,000 is for an agreement with
Minnesota Land Trust. A list of proposed
restorations must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (i) Knife River Habitat Rehabilitation - Phase
IV
new text end

new text begin $891,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with
Zeitgeist, in cooperation with the Lake
Superior Steelhead Association, to restore and
enhance trout habitat in the Knife River
watershed. A list of proposed enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (j) Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat
Restoration Program - Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $2,046,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Shell Rock River
Watershed District to acquire lands in fee and
to restore and enhance aquatic habitat in the
Shell Rock River watershed. A list of proposed
acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (k) Pine River Fish Passage Project
new text end

new text begin $1,246,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Crow Wing Soil and Water
Conservation District to restore and enhance
riverine habitat in the Pine River and provide
fish passage by removing dams and modifying
and installing structures.
new text end

new text begin (l) Sauk River Dam Fish Passage
new text end

new text begin $737,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with the
Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation
District to restore and enhance riverine habitat
in the Sauk River and provide fish passage by
removing the dam and modifying and
installing structures at the Melrose dam site.
new text end

new text begin (m) Restoring Norway Brook Connectivity to
the Pine River
new text end

new text begin $2,267,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the city of Pine River to
restore and enhance riverine habitat in the Pine
River and provide fish passage by removing
the dam and modifying and installing
structures at the Norway Lake dam site.
new text end

new text begin (n) Pig's Eye Lake Islands Habitat Restoration
and Enhancement
new text end

new text begin $4,337,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Ramsey County to restore and
enhance wildlife habitat in Pig's Eye Lake, to
include constructing islands.
new text end

new text begin (o) Restoring Upper Mississippi River at Lake
Pepin
new text end

new text begin $750,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with the
Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance to restore and
enhance wildlife habitat on public lands in
Lake Pepin and the adjacent floodplain. A list
of proposed restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (p) Conservation Partners Legacy Grant
Program: Statewide and Metro Habitat - Phase
XI
new text end

new text begin $10,760,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for a
program to provide competitive matching
grants of up to $400,000 to local, regional,
state, and national organizations for enhancing,
restoring, or protecting forests, wetlands,
prairies, or habitat for fish, game, or wildlife
in Minnesota. Of this amount, at least
$3,000,000 is for grants in the seven-county
metropolitan area and cities with a population
of 50,000 or greater. Grants must not be made
for activities required to fulfill the duties of
owners of lands subject to conservation
easements. Grants must not be made from the
appropriation in this paragraph for projects
that have a total project cost exceeding
$575,000. Of the total appropriation, $445,000
may be spent for personnel costs and other
direct and necessary administrative costs.
Grantees may acquire land or interests in land.
Easements must be permanent. Grants may
not be used to establish easement stewardship
accounts. The program must require a match
of at least ten percent from nonstate sources
for all grants. The match may be cash or
in-kind resources. For grant applications of
$25,000 or less, the commissioner must
provide a separate, simplified application
process. Subject to Minnesota statutes, the
commissioner of natural resources must, when
evaluating projects of equal value, give
priority to organizations that have a history of
receiving, or a charter to receive, private
contributions for local conservation or habitat
projects. All restoration or enhancement
projects must be on land permanently
protected by a permanent covenant ensuring
perpetual maintenance and protection of
restored and enhanced habitat, by a
conservation easement or public ownership or
in public waters as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 103G.005, subdivision 15.
Priority must be given to restoration and
enhancement projects on public lands.
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 13, applies to grants awarded
under this paragraph. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2023. No less than five
percent of the amount of each grant must be
held back from reimbursement until the grant
recipient has completed a grant
accomplishment report by the deadline and in
the form prescribed by and satisfactory to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. The
commissioner must provide notice of the grant
program in the summary of game and fish law
prepared under Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.051, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration
new text end

new text begin 920,000
new text end
new text begin 565,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Contract Management
new text end

new text begin $210,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for contract management
duties assigned in this section. The
commissioner must provide an
accomplishment plan in the form specified by
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
on expending this appropriation. The
accomplishment plan must include a copy of
the grant contract template and reimbursement
manual. No money may be expended before
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
approves the accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Legislative Coordinating Commission
new text end

new text begin $555,000 the first year and $560,000 the
second year are to the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for administrative
expenses of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council and for compensating and
reimbursing expenses of council members.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2021. Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.281,
applies to this appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (c) Technical Evaluation Panel
new text end

new text begin $150,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for a technical evaluation
panel to conduct up to 25 restoration and
enhancement evaluations under Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin (d) Legacy Website
new text end

new text begin $5,000 the first year and $5,000 the second
year are to the Legislative Coordinating
Commission for the website required in
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision
10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin 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
accomplishment plan approved by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
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.
Unless otherwise provided, the amounts in
this section are available until June 30, 2022.
For acquisition of real property, the amounts
in this section are available until June 30,
2023, if a binding agreement with a landowner
or purchase agreement is entered into by June
30, 2022, and closed no later than June 30,
2023. Funds for restoration or enhancement
are available until June 30, 2024, or five years
after acquisition, whichever is later, in order
to complete initial restoration or enhancement
work. If a project receives at least 15 percent
of its funding from federal funds, the time of
the appropriation may be extended to equal
the availability of federal funding to a
maximum of six years if that federal funding
was confirmed and included in the original
draft accomplishment plan. Funds appropriated
for fee title acquisition of land may be used
to restore, enhance, and provide for public use
of the land acquired with the appropriation.
Public-use facilities must have a minimal
impact on habitat in acquired lands.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Payment Conditions and Capital
Equipment Expenditures
new text end

new text begin All agreements 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 directly related to each
appropriation's purpose made on or after July
1, 2019, or the date of accomplishment plan
approval, whichever is later, are eligible for
reimbursement unless otherwise provided in
this section. For the purposes of administering
appropriations and legislatively authorized
agreements paid out of the outdoor heritage
fund, an expense must be considered
reimbursable by the administering agency
when the recipient presents the agency with
an invoice, or a binding agreement with the
landowner, and the recipient attests that the
goods have been received or the landowner
agreement is binding. Periodic reimbursement
must be made upon receiving documentation
that the items articulated in the
accomplishment plan approved by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council have
been achieved, including partial achievements
as evidenced by progress reports approved by
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Reasonable amounts may be advanced to
projects to accommodate cash flow needs,
support future management of acquired lands,
or match a federal share. The advances must
be approved as part of the accomplishment
plan. Capital equipment expenditures for
specific items over $10,000 must be itemized
in and approved as part of the accomplishment
plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Mapping
new text end

new text begin Each direct recipient of money appropriated
in this section, as well as each recipient of a
grant awarded according to this section, must
provide geographic information to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council for
mapping of any lands acquired in fee with
funds appropriated in this section and open to
public taking of fish and game. The
commissioner of natural resources must
include the lands acquired in fee with money
appropriated in this section on maps showing
public recreational opportunities. Maps must
include information on and acknowledgment
of the outdoor heritage fund, including a
notation of any restrictions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Carryforwards
new text end

new text begin (a) The availability of the appropriation in
Laws 2014, chapter 256, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 5, paragraph (k), Evaluate
Effectiveness of Aquatic Invasive Species
Prevention Strategies, is extended to June 30,
2020.
new text end

new text begin (b) The availability of the appropriation in
Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 2,
article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph
(f), Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water
- Phase V, is extended to June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (c) The availability of the appropriation in
Laws 2016, chapter 172, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 2, paragraph (g), Reinvest in
Minnesota (RIM) Buffers for Wildlife and
Water - Phase VI, is extended to June 30,
2025.
new text end

new text begin (d) This subdivision is effective the day
following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.056, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Legislative oversight.

The senate and house of representatives chairs of the
committees new text beginand divisions new text endwith jurisdiction over deleted text beginthedeleted text end environment and natural resources
deleted text begin budget shalldeleted text endnew text begin finance and the outdoor heritage fund mustnew text end convene a joint hearing to review
the activities and evaluate the effectiveness of the council and to receive reports on the
council from the legislative auditor no later than June 30, deleted text begin2014deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end.

Sec. 4.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as
amended by Laws 2016, chapter 172, article 1, section 5, and Laws 2017, chapter 91, article
1, section 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Prairies

40,948,000
-0-
(a) DNR Wildlife Management Area and
Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition - Phase
VII

$4,570,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
land in fee for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8
, and to acquire land in fee for
scientific and natural area purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 5
. Subject to evaluation criteria
in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquisition of lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land and permanent conservation
easement acquisitions must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.

(b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition - Phase VII

$7,452,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
land in fee for wildlife management area
purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 8. Subject to evaluation
criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
priority must be given to acquisition of lands
that are eligible for the native prairie bank
under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or
lands adjacent to protected native prairie. A
list of proposed land acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(c) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase
VI

$4,032,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy to
acquire native prairie, wetlands, and savanna
and restore and enhance grasslands, wetlands,
and savanna. Subject to evaluation criteria in
Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquisition of lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. Annual
income statements and balance sheets for
income and expenses from land acquired with
this appropriation must be submitted to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council no
later than 180 days following the close of The
Nature Conservancy's fiscal year. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan
and must be consistent with the priorities
identified in the Minnesota Prairie
Conservation Plan.

(d) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife
Refuge Land Acquisition - Phase VI

$3,430,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy in
cooperation with the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service to acquire land in fee or
permanent conservation easements within the
Northern Tallgrass Prairie Habitat Preservation
Area in western Minnesota for addition to the
Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife
Refuge. Subject to evaluation criteria in
Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquisition of lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan
and must be consistent with the priorities in
the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.

(e) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection
- Phase IV

$3,740,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to
implement the Minnesota Prairie Conservation
Plan through the acquisition of permanent
conservation easements to protect native
prairie and grasslands. Up to $165,000 is for
establishing monitoring and enforcement funds
as approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. Subject to evaluation
criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
priority must be given to acquisition of lands
that are eligible for the native prairie bank
under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or
lands adjacent to protected native prairie. A
list of permanent conservation easements must
be provided as part of the final report.

(f) Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water -
Phase V

$4,544,000 in the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements to protect
and enhance habitat by expanding the clean
water fund riparian buffer program for at least
equal wildlife benefits from buffers on private
land. Up to $728,000 is for establishing a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17
. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.

(g) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase V

$1,380,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Trust for Public Land to
acquire and restore lands in the Cannon River
watershed for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8
. Subject to evaluation criteria
in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquisition of lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(h) Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the
Southern Red River Valley

$1,800,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever in
cooperation with the Minnesota Prairie
Chicken Society to acquire and restore lands
in the southern Red River Valley for wildlife
management purposes under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, or for
designation and management as waterfowl
production areas in Minnesota, in cooperation
with the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service. A list of proposed land acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(i) Protecting and Restoring Minnesota's
Important Bird Areas

$1,730,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire conservation easements
within new text beginand restore and enhance new text endimportant bird
areas identified in the Minnesota Prairie
Conservation Plan, to be used as follows:
$408,000 is to Audubon Minnesota and
$1,322,000 is to Minnesota Land Trust, of
which up to $100,000 is for establishing
monitoring and enforcement funds as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17
. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.new text begin This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2021.
new text end

(j) Wild Rice River Corridor Habitat
Restoration

$2,270,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Wild Rice Watershed
District to acquire land in fee and permanent
conservation easement and to restore river and
related habitat in the Wild Rice River corridor.
A list of proposed acquisitions and restorations
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(k) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and
Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase VII

$4,880,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to
accelerate the restoration and enhancement of
prairie communities on wildlife management
areas, scientific and natural areas, state forest
land, and land under native prairie bank
easements. A list of proposed land restorations
and enhancements must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.

(l) Enhanced Public Land Grasslands - Phase
II

$1,120,000 in the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to enhance
and restore habitat on public lands. A list of
proposed land restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the final report.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Laws 2017, chapter 91, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Prairies

29,489,000
1,373,000
(a) DNR Wildlife Management Area and
Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition - Phase
IX

$3,064,000 the first year and $1,373,000 the
second year are to the commissioner of natural
resources to acquire in fee and restore lands
for wildlife management purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8
, and to acquire land in fee for
scientific and natural area purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 5
. Subject to evaluation criteria
in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquiring lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(b) Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition - Phase IX

$5,603,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
in fee and restore lands for wildlife
management area purposes under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.
Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
to acquiring lands that are eligible for the
native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
native prairie. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(c) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase
VII

$1,901,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy to
acquire land in fee for native prairie, wetland,
and savanna and to restore and enhance
grasslands, wetlands, and savanna. Subject to
evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part
6136.0900, priority must be given to acquiring
lands that are eligible for the native prairie
bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96,
or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.
No later than 180 days after The Nature
Conservancy's fiscal year ends, The Nature
Conservancy must submit to the Lessard-Sams
Outdoor Heritage Council annual income
statements and balance sheets for income and
expenses from land acquired with this
appropriation. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan and must be
consistent with the priorities identified in
Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.

(d) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife
Refuge Land Acquisition - Phase VIII

$2,683,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy in
cooperation with the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service to acquire land in fee or
permanent conservation easements and restore
lands in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Habitat
Preservation Area in western Minnesota for
addition to the Northern Tallgrass Prairie
National Wildlife Refuge. Subject to
evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part
6136.0900, priority must be given to acquiring
lands that are eligible for the native prairie
bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96,
or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.
A list of proposed land acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan, and the acquisitions
must be consistent with the priorities in
Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.

(e) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase VII

$1,436,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Trust for Public Land to
acquire in fee and restore lands in the Cannon
River watershed for wildlife management
purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 8. Subject to evaluation
criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
priority must be given to acquiring lands that
are eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(f) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection
- Phase VI

$2,481,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements to
implement the strategies in Minnesota Prairie
Conservation Plan to protect and restore native
prairie. Of this amount, up to $140,000 is for
establishing monitoring and enforcement funds
as approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. Subject to evaluation
criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
priority must be given to acquiring lands that
are eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
permanent conservation easements must be
provided as part of the final report.

(g) Reinvest In Minnesota (RIM) Buffers for
Wildlife and Water - Phase VII

$5,333,000 the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to restore habitat
and acquire permanent conservation easements
under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515,
to protect, restore, and enhance habitat by
expanding the riparian-buffer program of the
clean water fund for at least equal wildlife
benefits from buffers on private land. Of this
amount, up to $858,000 is for establishing a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17
. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.

(h) Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the
Southern Red River Valley - Phase III

$1,908,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever in
cooperation with the Minnesota Prairie
Chicken Society to acquire land in fee and
restore and enhance lands in the southern Red
River valley for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8
, or to be designated and
managed as waterfowl-production areas in
Minnesota in cooperation with the United
States Fish and Wildlife Service. Subject to
evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part
6136.0900, priority must be given to acquiring
lands that are eligible for the native prairie
bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96,
or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.
A list of proposed land acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(i) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and
Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase IX

$3,950,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to
accelerate restoration and enhancement of
prairies, grasslands, and savannas on wildlife
management areas, scientific and natural areas,
native prairie bank land, bluff prairies on state
forest land in southeastern Minnesota, and
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
waterfowl-production area and refuge lands.
A list of proposed land restorations and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(j) Anoka deleted text beginSandplaindeleted text endnew text begin Sand Plainnew text end Habitat
Restoration and Enhancement - Phase V

$1,130,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire permanent conservation
easements and to restore and enhance wildlife
habitat on public lands in deleted text beginAnoka, Benton,
Isanti, Morrison, and Stearns Counties
deleted text end new text beginthe
Anoka Sand Plain ecoregion and intersecting
minor watersheds
new text endas follows: $41,000 is to the
Anoka Conservation District, $231,000 is to
the Isanti County Soil and Water Conservation
District, $345,000 is to Great River Greening,
$163,000 is to the Stearns County Soil and
Water Conservation District, and $350,000 is
to Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $40,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust is for establishing
monitoring and enforcement funds as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17
. A list of proposed permanent
conservation easements, restorations, and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2017.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

CLEAN WATER FUND

Section 1. new text beginCLEAN WATER 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 article. The appropriations are from the clean water
fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under the
Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2020" and "2021" used in this
article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure 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. The
appropriations in this article 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 beginCLEAN WATER
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 126,959,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 134,302,000
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 article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article 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 article, fiscal year 2020
appropriations are available until June 30,
2021, and fiscal year 2021 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2022. 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 clean
water 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 article.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,445,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,445,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
second year are to increase monitoring for
pesticides, pesticide degradates, microplastics,
and nanoplastics in surface water and
groundwater and to use data collected to assess
pesticide use practices. By January 15, 2021,
the commissioner must submit a report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the
house of representatives and senate
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over agriculture, environment and natural
resources, and the clean water fund detailing
the results of the monitoring and assessment
conducted under this paragraph and
information on the pesticide monitoring
conducted under Minnesota Statutes, section
18B.064.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,585,000 the first year and $2,585,000
the second year are for monitoring and
evaluating trends in the concentration of
nitrate in groundwater in areas vulnerable to
groundwater degradation; promoting,
developing, and evaluating regional and
crop-specific nutrient best management
practices; assessing best management practice
adoption; education and technical support from
University of Minnesota Extension; grants to
support agricultural demonstration and
implementation activities; Rosholt Farm; and
other actions to protect groundwater from
degradation from nitrate. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (c) $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
second year are for administering clean water
funds managed through the agriculture best
management practices loan program. Any
unencumbered balance at the end of the second
year must be added to the corpus of the loan
fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the
second year are for a research inventory
database containing water-related research
activities. Costs for information technology
development or support for this research
inventory database may be paid to the Office
of MN.IT Services. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (e) $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000
the second year are to implement the
Minnesota agricultural water quality
certification program statewide. By January
15, 2021, the commissioner must submit a
report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the house of representatives and
senate committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over agriculture, environment and
natural resources, and the clean water fund
detailing the outcomes achieved by the
program, including a comparison of state water
quality goals and the impact the program has
on meeting the goals. Funds appropriated in
this paragraph are available until June 30,
2024.
new text end

new text begin (f) $385,000 the first year and $385,000 the
second year are for a regional irrigation water
quality specialist through University of
Minnesota Extension, development and
statewide expansion of the irrigation
management assistant tool, irrigation education
and outreach, and the Agricultural Weather
Station Network.
new text end

new text begin (g) $5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000
the second year are for grants for the Forever
Green Agriculture Initiative to protect the
state's natural resources while increasing the
efficiency, profitability, and productivity of
Minnesota farmers by reducing agricultural
contributions to impaired waters through the
incorporation of perennial and winter-annual
crops into existing agricultural practices to
protect and restore drinking water resources.
Of this amount, $2,500,000 each year is for
grants to implement Forever Green crops or
cropping systems. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (h) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for testing private wells
for pesticides, microplastics, and nanoplastics
where nitrate is detected as part of the
township testing program. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginPUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,125,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,125,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $9,000,000 the first year and $9,000,000
the second year are for the point source
implementation grants program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.073. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (b) $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are for small community
wastewater treatment grants and loans under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.075. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (c) If there is any uncommitted money at the
end of each fiscal year under paragraph (a) or
(b), the Public Facilities Authority may
transfer the remaining funds to eligible
projects under any of the programs listed in
this section according to a project's priority
rank on the Pollution Control Agency's project
priority list.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,823,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,623,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $8,500,000 the first year and $6,300,000
the second year are for completing needed
statewide assessments of surface water quality
and trends, including assessments for
microplastics and nanoplastics, according to
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 114D. By January
15, 2021, the commissioner must submit a
report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the house of representatives and
senate committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over environment and natural
resources and the clean water fund detailing
the outcomes achieved under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (b) $8,050,000 the first year and $8,050,000
the second year are to develop watershed
restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS),
which include total maximum daily load
(TMDL) studies and TMDL implementation
plans according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter
114D, for waters on the impaired waters list
approved by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency. The agency must complete
an average of ten percent of the TMDLs each
year over the biennium.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are for groundwater
assessment, including assessments for
microplastics and nanoplastics, enhancing the
ambient monitoring network, modeling,
evaluating trends, and reassessing groundwater
that was assessed ten to 15 years ago and
found to be contaminated.
new text end

new text begin (d) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for implementing the St. Louis
River System Area of Concern Remedial
Action Plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) $900,000 the first year and $900,000 the
second year are for national pollutant
discharge elimination system wastewater and
storm water TMDL implementation efforts.
new text end

new text begin (f) $3,938,000 the first year and $3,938,000
the second year are for enhancing the
county-level delivery systems for subsurface
sewage treatment system (SSTS) activities
necessary to implement Minnesota Statutes,
sections 115.55 and 115.56, for protecting
groundwater, including base grants for all
counties with SSTS programs and competitive
grants to counties with specific plans to
significantly reduce water pollution by
reducing the number of systems that are an
imminent threat to public health or safety or
are otherwise failing. Counties that receive
base grants must report the number of sewage
noncompliant properties upgraded through
SSTS replacement, connection to a centralized
sewer system, or other means, including
property abandonment or buy-out. Counties
also must report the number of existing SSTS
compliance inspections conducted in areas
under county jurisdiction. These required
reports are to be part of established annual
reporting for SSTS programs. Counties that
conduct SSTS inventories or those with an
ordinance in place that requires an SSTS to
be inspected as a condition of transferring
property or as a condition of obtaining a local
permit must be given priority for competitive
grants under this paragraph. Of this amount,
$1,500,000 each year is available to counties
for grants to low-income landowners to
address systems that pose an imminent threat
to public health or safety or fail to protect
groundwater. A grant awarded under this
paragraph may not exceed $40,000 for the
biennium. A county receiving a grant under
this paragraph must submit a report to the
agency listing the projects funded, including
an account of the expenditures. By January
15, 2021, the commissioner must submit a
report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the house of representatives and
senate committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over environment and natural
resources and the clean water fund detailing
the outcomes achieved under this paragraph
and past appropriations from the clean water
fund for this purpose.
new text end

new text begin (g) $775,000 the first year and $775,000 the
second year are for a grant program for
sanitary sewer projects that are included in the
draft or any updated Voyageurs National Park
Clean Water Project Comprehensive Plan to
restore the water quality of waters in
Voyageurs National Park. Grants must be
awarded to local government units for projects
approved by the Voyageurs National Park
Clean Water Joint Powers Board and must be
matched by at least 25 percent from sources
other than the clean water fund.
new text end

new text begin (h) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are for activities, training, and
grants that reduce chloride pollution. Of this
amount, $100,000 each year is for grants for
upgrading or removing water-softening units
at public facilities. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2023. Any
unencumbered grant balances in the first year
do not cancel but are available for grants in
the second year.
new text end

new text begin (i) $110,000 the first year and $110,000 the
second year are to support activities of the
Clean Water Council according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 114D.30, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (j) The commissioner must develop protocols
for testing groundwater and surface water for
microplastics and nanoplastics to be used by
agencies and departments required to monitor
and test for plastics under this article. For the
purposes of this article, "microplastics" are
small pieces of plastic debris in the
environment resulting from the disposal and
breakdown of consumer products and
industrial waste that are less than five
millimeters in length and "nanoplastics" are
particles within a size ranging from 1 to 1000
nanometers that are unintentionally produced
from the manufacture or degradation of plastic
objects and that exhibit a colloidal behavior.
new text end

new text begin (k) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, the appropriations in this
section are available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,076,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,076,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,200,000 the first year and $2,200,000
the second year are for stream flow
monitoring.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,250,000 the first year and $1,250,000
the second year are for lake Index of
Biological Integrity (IBI) assessments,
including assessments for microplastics and
nanoplastics. At least 50 percent of the
assessments must be conducted in the
seven-county metropolitan area and the cities
of Rochester and Duluth.
new text end

new text begin (c) $135,000 the first year and $135,000 the
second year are for assessing mercury,
microplastics and nanoplastics, and other fish
contaminants, including monitoring to track
the status of impaired waters over time.
new text end

new text begin (d) $2,016,000 the first year and $2,016,000
the second year are for developing targeted,
science-based watershed restoration and
protection strategies.
new text end

new text begin (e) $2,325,000 the first year and $2,325,000
the second year are for water-supply planning,
aquifer protection, and monitoring activities.
new text end

new text begin (f) $1,200,000 the first year and $1,200,000
the second year are for technical assistance to
support local implementation of nonpoint
source restoration and protection activities.
new text end

new text begin (g) $700,000 the first year and $700,000 the
second year are for applied research and tools,
including watershed hydrologic modeling;
maintaining and updating spatial data for
watershed boundaries, streams, and water
bodies and integrating high-resolution digital
elevation data; and assessing effectiveness of
forestry best management practices for water
quality.
new text end

new text begin (h) $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the
second year are for developing county
geologic atlases.
new text end

new text begin (i) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for maintenance and updates
to buffer maps and for technical guidance on
interpreting buffer maps for local units of
government implementing buffer
requirements. Maps must be provided to local
units of government and made available to
landowners on the Department of Natural
Resources' website.
new text end

new text begin (j) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are to acquire permanent
interests in lands in the Mississippi
Headwaters Watershed to protect, enhance,
and restore water quality, while preparing for
climate change through the Minnesota forests
for the future program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 84.66.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 56,269,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 63,269,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $14,711,000 the first year and $14,711,000
the second year are for performance-based
grants with multiyear implementation plans
to local government units. The grants may be
used to implement projects that protect,
enhance, and restore surface water quality in
lakes, rivers, and streams; protect groundwater
from degradation; and protect drinking water
sources. Projects must be identified in a
comprehensive watershed plan developed
under the One Watershed, One Plan or
metropolitan surface water management
frameworks or groundwater plans. Grant
recipients must identify a nonstate match and
may use other legacy funds to supplement
projects funded under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (b) $16,300,000 the first year and $16,300,000
the second year are for grants to local
government units to protect and restore surface
water and drinking water; to keep water on
the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water
quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to
protect groundwater and drinking water,
including feedlot water quality and subsurface
sewage treatment system projects and stream
bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration,
and ravine stabilization projects. The projects
must use practices demonstrated to be
effective, be of long-lasting public benefit,
include a match, and be consistent with total
maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation
plans, watershed restoration and protection
strategies (WRAPS), or local water
management plans or their equivalents. A
portion of this money may be used to seek
administrative efficiencies through shared
resources by multiple local governmental
units. Of this appropriation, at least 20 percent
is for land-conservation projects and practices
that benefit drinking water.
new text end

new text begin (c) $6,050,000 the first year and $6,050,000
the second year are for accelerated
implementation, including local resource
protection, enhancement grants, and statewide
analytical targeting tools that fill an identified
gap, program enhancements for technical
assistance, citizen and community outreach,
compliance, and training and certification. By
January 15, 2021, the commissioner must
submit a report to the Clean Water Council
and the chairs and ranking minority members
of the house of representatives and senate
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources and
the clean water fund detailing the outcomes
achieved with this appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are to provide state oversight
and accountability, evaluate and communicate
results, provide implementation tools, and
measure the value of conservation program
implementation by local governments,
including submitting to the legislature by
March 1 each even-numbered year a biennial
report prepared by the board, in consultation
with the commissioners of natural resources,
health, agriculture, and the Pollution Control
Agency, detailing the recipients, the projects
funded under this section, and the amount of
pollution reduced.
new text end

new text begin (e) $2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000
the second year are to provide assistance,
oversight, and grants for supporting local
governments in implementing and complying
with riparian protection and excessive soil loss
requirements.
new text end

new text begin (f) $4,875,000 the first year and $4,875,000
the second year are to purchase, restore, or
preserve riparian land adjacent to lakes, rivers,
streams, and tributaries, by easements or
contracts, to keep water on the land to decrease
sediment, pollutant, and nutrient transport;
reduce hydrologic impacts to surface waters;
and increase infiltration for groundwater
recharge. Up to $507,000 is for deposit in a
monitoring and enforcement account.
new text end

new text begin (g) $5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000
the second year are for permanent
conservation easements on wellhead protection
areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), or for
grants to local units of government for fee title
acquisition to permanently protect
groundwater supply sources on wellhead
protection areas. Priority must be placed on
land that is located where the vulnerability of
the drinking water supply is designated as high
or very high by the commissioner of health,
where drinking water protection plans have
identified specific activities that will achieve
long-term protection, and on lands with
expiring Conservation Reserve Program
contracts. Up to $182,000 is for deposit in a
monitoring and enforcement account.
new text end

new text begin (h) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for a technical evaluation
panel to conduct at least ten restoration
evaluations under Minnesota Statutes, section
114D.50, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin (i) $2,270,000 the first year and $2,270,000
the second year are for assistance, oversight,
and grants to local governments to transition
local water management plans to a watershed
approach as provided for in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 103B, 103C, 103D, and
114D.
new text end

new text begin (j) $7,500,000 the second year is to purchase
and restore permanent conservation sites via
easements or contracts to treat and store water
on the land for water quality improvement
purposes and related technical assistance. This
work may be done in cooperation with the
United States Department of Agriculture with
a first-priority use to accomplish a
conservation reserve enhancement program,
or equivalent, in the state. Up to $397,000 is
for deposit in a monitoring and enforcement
account.
new text end

new text begin (k) $1,750,000 the first year and $1,750,000
the second year are to purchase permanent
conservation easements to protect lands
adjacent to public waters with good water
quality but threatened with degradation. Up
to $338,000 is for deposit in a monitoring and
enforcement account.
new text end

new text begin (l) $213,000 the first year and $213,000 the
second year are for a program including grants
and contracts to systematically collect data
and produce county, watershed, and statewide
estimates of soil erosion caused by water and
wind along with tracking adoption of
conservation measures, including cover crops,
to address erosion. Up to $175,000 each year
is available for grants to or contracts with the
University of Minnesota to complete this
work.
new text end

new text begin (m) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for grants or contracts to
local, regional, or tribal government and
nongovernmental organizations to increase
citizen participation in implementing water
quality projects and programs to increase
long-term sustainability of water resources.
new text end

new text begin (n) $500,000 the first year is for grants to
enhance landowner adoption of cover crops
in areas with direct benefits to public water
supplies.
new text end

new text begin (o) The board must contract for delivery of
services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
for restoration, maintenance, and other
activities under this section for up to $500,000
the first year and up to $500,000 the second
year.
new text end

new text begin (p) The board may shift grant, cost-share, or
easement funds in this section and may adjust
the technical and administrative assistance
portion of the funds to leverage federal or
other nonstate funds or to address oversight
responsibilities or high-priority drinking water
needs.
new text end

new text begin (q) The board must require grantees to specify
the outcomes that will be achieved by the
grants before any grant awards.
new text end

new text begin (r) The appropriations in this section are
available until June 30, 2024, except grant
funds are available for five years after the date
a grant is executed. Returned grant funds must
be regranted consistent with the purposes of
this section.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,822,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,764,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $3,300,000 the first year and $7,242,000
the second year are for addressing public
health concerns related to contaminants found
in Minnesota drinking water for which no
health-based drinking water standards exist;
for developing and adopting at least eight
health risk limits consistent with Minnesota
Statutes, section 144.0751; for improving the
department's capacity to monitor the water
quality of drinking water sources, including
establishing and implementing water quality
monitoring protocols for surface waters used
as a drinking water source; to develop
interventions to improve water quality; and
for the department's laboratory to analyze
unregulated contaminants. By January 15,
2020, the commissioner of health must submit
a preliminary report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over health policy
and environment and natural resources finance
and policy that identifies the health risk limits
to be developed, the water quality monitoring
protocols to be implemented, the surface
waters to be tested, and the list of
contaminants to be tested for. A final report
detailing the outcomes of this appropriation
and recommendations must be submitted by
the commissioner to the chairs and ranking
minority members by January 15, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,747,000 the first year and $2,747,000
the second year are for protecting drinking
water sources.
new text end

new text begin (c) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for cost-share assistance to
public and private well owners for up to 50
percent of the cost of sealing unused wells.
new text end

new text begin (d) $650,000 the first year and $650,000 the
second year are to develop and deliver
groundwater restoration and protection
strategies on a watershed scale for use in local
comprehensive water planning efforts, to
provide resources to local governments for
activities that protect sources of drinking
water, and to enhance approaches that improve
the capacity of local governmental units to
protect and restore groundwater resources.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for studying the occurrence
and magnitude of contaminants in private
wells, including microplastics and
nanoplastics, and developing guidance,
outreach, and interventions to reduce risks to
private-well owners.
new text end

new text begin (f) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for evaluating and addressing
the risks from viruses, bacteria, and protozoa
in groundwater supplies and for evaluating
land uses that may contribute to contamination
of public water systems with these pathogens.
new text end

new text begin (g) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
second year are to develop public health
policies and an action plan to address threats
to safe drinking water, including development
of a statewide plan for protecting drinking
water.
new text end

new text begin (h) $275,000 the first year and $275,000 the
second year are to create a road map for water
reuse implementation in Minnesota and to
address research gaps by studying Minnesota
water reuse systems.
new text end

new text begin (i) Unless otherwise specified, the
appropriations in this section are available
until June 30, 2023.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,890,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are to implement projects that
address emerging threats to the drinking water
supply, provide cost-effective regional
solutions, leverage interjurisdictional
coordination, support local implementation of
water supply reliability projects, and prevent
degradation of groundwater resources in the
metropolitan area. These projects will provide
communities with:
new text end

new text begin (1) potential solutions to leverage regional
water use by using surface water, storm water,
wastewater, and groundwater;
new text end

new text begin (2) an analysis of infrastructure requirements
for different alternatives;
new text end

new text begin (3) development of planning-level cost
estimates, including capital costs and operating
costs;
new text end

new text begin (4) identification of funding mechanisms and
an equitable cost-sharing structure for
regionally beneficial water supply
development projects; and
new text end

new text begin (5) development of subregional groundwater
models.
new text end

new text begin (b) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for the water demand
reduction grant program to encourage
municipalities in the metropolitan area to
implement measures to reduce water demand
to ensure the reliability and protection of
drinking water supplies.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,390,000 the first year is for grants or
loans for local inflow and infiltration reduction
programs addressing high-priority areas in the
metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for developing county
geologic atlases. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (b) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for a program to evaluate
performance and technology transfer for
municipal storm water best management
practices, to evaluate best management
performance and effectiveness to support
meeting total maximum daily loads, to develop
standards and incorporate state-of-the-art
guidance using minimal impact design
standards as the model, and to implement a
system to transfer knowledge and technology
across local government, industry, and
regulatory sectors. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (c) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are to increase the efficacy and
cost-effectiveness of nutrient reduction
strategies by developing comprehensive carp
management programs and documenting their
effectiveness.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $9,000 the first year is for the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for the website
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.303, subdivision 10.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.30, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Legislative oversight. new text end

new text begin The chairs of the house of representatives and senate
committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources
finance and the clean water fund must convene a joint hearing to review the activities and
evaluate the effectiveness of the Clean Water Council and to receive reports on the council
from the legislative auditor no later than June 30, 2020, and every four years thereafter.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

CLEAN WATER LEGACY ACT MODIFICATIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103B.3369, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Financial assistance.

deleted text beginA base grant may be awarded to a county that provides
a match utilizing a water implementation tax or other local source. A water implementation
tax that a county intends to use as a match to the base grant must be levied at a rate sufficient
to generate a minimum amount determined by the board.
deleted text end The board may award
performance-basednew text begin, watershed-based, or program-basednew text end grants new text beginor other financial assistance
new text end to local units of government that are responsible for implementing elements of applicable
portions of watershed management plans, comprehensive plans, local water management
plans, or comprehensive watershed management plans, developed or amended, adopted and
approved, according to chapter 103B, 103C, or 103D. Upon request by a local government
unit, the board may also award performance-based grants to local units of government to
carry out TMDL implementation plans as provided in chapter 114D, if the TMDL
implementation plan has been incorporated into the local water management plan according
to the procedures for approving comprehensive plans, watershed management plans, local
water management plans, or comprehensive watershed management plans under chapter
103B, 103C, or 103D, or if the TMDL implementation plan has undergone a public review
process. Notwithstanding section 16A.41, the board may award performance-basednew text begin,
watershed-based, or program-based
new text end grants new text beginor other financial assistance new text endon an advanced
basisnew text begin and may prescribe the amount of local match requirednew text end. deleted text beginThe fee authorized in section
40A.152 may be used as a local match or as a supplement to state funding to accomplish
implementation of comprehensive plans, watershed management plans, local water
management plans, or comprehensive watershed management plans under this chapter and
chapter 103C or 103D
deleted text endnew text begin Performance measures must be included in grant work plans. The
board may enter into intergovernmental agreements to provide funding for water management
to local governments
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103B.3369, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

deleted text beginPerformance-baseddeleted text end Criteria.

new text begin(a) new text endThe board deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text enddevelop and deleted text beginutilizedeleted text endnew text begin usenew text end
performance-based criteria for local water resources restoration, protection, and management
programs and projects. The criteria may include but are not limited to science-based
assessments, organizational capacity, priority resource issues, community outreach and
support, partnership potential, potential for multiple benefits, and program and project
delivery efficiency and effectiveness.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the board may develop and use eligibility criteria
for state grants or other financial assistance provided to local governments.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103B.801, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Program purposes.

The purposes of the comprehensive watershed management
plan program under section 103B.101, subdivision 14, paragraph (a), are to:

(1) align local water planning purposes and procedures under this chapter and chapters
103C and 103D on watershed boundaries to create a systematic, watershed-wide,
science-based approach to watershed management;

(2) acknowledge and build off existing local government structure, water plan services,
and local capacity;

(3) incorporate and make use of data and information, including watershed restoration
and protection strategies under section 114D.26new text begin, which may serve to fulfill all or some of
the requirements under chapter 114D
new text end;

(4) solicit input and engage experts from agencies, citizens, and stakeholder groups;

(5) focus on implementation of prioritized and targeted actions capable of achieving
measurable progress; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(6) serve as a substitute for a comprehensive plan, local water management plan, or
watershed management plan developed or amended, approved, and adopted, according to
this chapter or chapter 103C or 103Ddeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (7) protect sensitive groundwater areas as defined in section 103F.511, subdivision 9,
and be considered and acknowledged by the commissioner of health as providing wellhead
protection measures and supporting wellhead protection planning where relevant.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103B.801, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Plan content.

The board shall develop policies for required comprehensive
watershed management plan content consistent with comprehensive local water management
planning. To ensure effectiveness and accountability in meeting the purposes of subdivision
2, plan content must include, at a minimum:

(1) an analysis and prioritization of issues and resource concerns;

(2) measurable goals to address the issues and concerns, including but not limited to:

(i) restoration, protection, and preservation of new text begindrinking water sources and new text endnatural surface
water and groundwater storage and retention systems;

(ii) minimization of public capital expenditures needed to correct flooding and water
quality problems;

(iii) restoration, protection, and improvement of surface water and groundwater quality;

(iv) establishment of more uniform local policies and official controls for surface water
and groundwater management;

(v) identification of priority areas for wetland enhancement, restoration, and
establishment;

(vi) identification of priority areas for riparian zone management and buffers;

(vii) prevention of erosion and soil transport into surface water systems;

(viii) promotion of groundwater recharge;

(ix) protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat and water recreational
facilities; and

(x) securing other benefits associated with the proper management of surface water and
groundwater;

(3) a targeted implementation schedule describing at a minimum the actions, locations,
timeline, estimated costs, method of measurement, and identification of roles and responsible
government units;

(4) a description of implementation programs, including how the implementation schedule
will be achieved and how the plan will be administered and coordinated between local water
management responsibilities; and

(5) a land and water resource inventory.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103B.801, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Timelines; administration.

(a) The board shall develop and adopt, by June
30, 2016, a transition plan for development, approval, adoption, and coordination of plans
consistent with section 103A.212. The transition plan must include a goal of completing
statewide transition to comprehensive watershed management plans by 2025. The
metropolitan area may be considered for inclusion in the transition plan.new text begin The board may
amend the transition plan no more than once every two years.
new text end

(b) The board may use the authority under section 103B.3369, subdivision 9, to support
development or implementation of a comprehensive watershed management plan under this
section.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.15, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Comprehensive local water management plan. new text end

new text begin "Comprehensive local water
management plan" has the meaning given under section 103B.3363, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.15, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3b. new text end

new text begin Comprehensive watershed management plan. new text end

new text begin "Comprehensive watershed
management plan" has the meaning given under section 103B.3363, subdivision 3a.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.15, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Restoration.

"Restoration" means actionsdeleted text begin, including effectiveness monitoring,
that are
deleted text end taken to new text beginpursue, new text endachievenew text begin,new text end and maintain water quality standards for impaired waters
deleted text begin in accordance with a TMDL that has been approved by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency under federal TMDL requirements
deleted text end.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.15, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

TMDL implementation plan.

"TMDL implementation plan" means a
document detailing restoration new text beginstrategies or new text endactivities needed to meet deleted text beginthedeleted text end approved deleted text beginTMDL'sdeleted text endnew text begin
TMDL
new text end pollutant load allocations for point and nonpoint sources.new text begin This could include a
WRAPS, a comprehensive watershed management plan, a comprehensive local water
management plan, or another document or strategy that the commissioner of the Pollution
Control Agency determines to be, in whole or in part, sufficient to provide reasonable
assurance of achieving applicable water quality standards.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.15, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Watershed restoration and protection strategy or WRAPS.

"Watershed
restoration and protection strategy" or "WRAPS" means a document summarizing scientific
studies of a major watershed deleted text beginno larger thandeleted text endnew text begin at approximatelynew text end a hydrologic unit code 8
deleted text begin including the physical, chemical, and biological assessment of the water quality of the
watershed; identification of impairments and water bodies in need of protection; identification
of biotic stressors and sources of pollution, both point and nonpoint; TMDLs for the
impairments; and an implementation table containing
deleted text end new text beginscale with new text endstrategies deleted text beginand actionsdeleted text end
designed to achieve and maintain water quality standards and goals.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.20, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Goals for implementation.

The following goals must guide the implementation
of this chapter:

(1) to identify impaired waters in accordance with federal TMDL requirements deleted text beginwithin
ten years after May 23, 2006,
deleted text end and deleted text beginthereafterdeleted text end to ensure continuing evaluation of surface
waters for impairments;

(2) to submit TMDLs to the United States Environmental Protection Agency deleted text beginfor all
impaired waters
deleted text end in a timely manner in accordance with federal TMDL requirements;

(3) to deleted text beginset a reasonable timedeleted text endnew text begin inform and support strategiesnew text end for implementing restoration
deleted text begin of each identified impaired waterdeleted text endnew text begin and protection activities with the goal that all waters will
have achieved the designated uses applicable to those waters by 2040
new text end;

(4)new text begin to systematically evaluate waters,new text end to provide assistance and incentives to prevent
waters from becoming impairednew text begin,new text end and to improve the quality of waters that are listed as
impaired deleted text beginbut do not have an approved TMDL addressing the impairmentdeleted text end;

(5) to promptly seek the delisting of waters from the impaired waters list when those
waters are shown to achieve the designated uses applicable to the waters;

(6) to achieve compliance with federal Clean Water Act requirements in Minnesota;

(7) to support effective measures to prevent the degradation of groundwater according
to the groundwater degradation prevention goal under section 103H.001; and

(8) to support effective measures to restore degraded groundwater.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.20, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Implementation policies.

The following policies must guide the implementation
of this chapter:

(1) develop regional deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin, multiple pollutant, ornew text end watershed TMDLs deleted text beginand TMDL
implementation plans, and TMDLs and TMDL implementation plans for multiple pollutants
deleted text endnew text begin
or WRAPSs
new text end, where reasonable and feasible;

(2) maximize use of available organizational, technical, and financial resources to perform
sampling, monitoring, and other activities to identify degraded groundwater and impaired
waters, including use of citizen monitoring and citizen monitoring data used by the Pollution
Control Agency in assessing water quality that meets the requirements deleted text beginin Appendix D of
the Volunteer Surface Water Monitoring Guide, Minnesota
deleted text end new text beginestablished by the commissioner
of the
new text endPollution Control Agency deleted text begin(2003)deleted text end;

(3) maximize opportunities for restoration of degraded groundwater and impaired waters,
by prioritizing and targeting of available programmatic, financial, and technical resources
and by providing additional state resources to complement and leverage available resources;

(4) use existing regulatory authorities to achieve restoration for point and nonpoint
sources of pollution where applicable, and promote the development and use of effective
nonregulatory measures to address pollution sources for which regulations are not applicable;

(5) use restoration methods that have a demonstrated effectiveness in reducing
impairments and provide the greatest long-term positive impact on water quality protection
and improvement and related conservation benefits while incorporating innovative approaches
on a case-by-case basis;

(6) identify for the legislature any innovative approaches that may strengthen or
complement existing programs;

(7) identify and encourage implementation of measures to prevent surface waters from
becoming impaired and to improve the quality of waters that are listed as impaired but have
no approved TMDL addressing the impairment using the best available data and technology,
and establish and report outcome-based performance measures that monitor the progress
and effectiveness of protection and restoration measures;

(8) monitor and enforce cost-sharing contracts and impose monetary damages in an
amount up to 150 percent of the financial assistance received for failure to comply; and

(9) identify and encourage implementation of measures to prevent groundwater from
becoming degraded and measures that restore groundwater resources.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.20, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Priorities for new text beginscheduling and new text endpreparing new text beginWRAPSs and new text endTMDLs.

new text beginThe
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must seek recommendations from
new text endthe Clean
Water Council deleted text beginshall recommenddeleted text endnew text begin, the commissioners of natural resources, health, and
agriculture, and the Board of Water and Soil Resources regarding
new text end priorities for scheduling
and preparing new text beginWRAPSs and new text endTMDLs deleted text beginand TMDL implementation plans, taking into account
the severity
deleted text endnew text begin. Recommendations must consider the causesnew text end of deleted text beginthe impairmentdeleted text endnew text begin impairmentsnew text end,
the designated uses of deleted text beginthosedeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end waters, deleted text beginand otherdeleted text end applicable federal TMDL requirementsdeleted text begin.
In recommending priorities, the council shall also give consideration to
deleted text endnew text begin, surface water and
groundwater interactions, protection of high-quality waters,
new text end waters and watershedsnew text begin with
declining water quality trends, and waters used as drinking water sources. Furthermore,
consideration must be given to waters and watersheds
new text end:

(1) deleted text beginwith impairmentsdeleted text end that deleted text beginposedeleted text endnew text begin havenew text end the greatest potential risk to human health;

(2) deleted text beginwith impairmentsdeleted text end that deleted text beginposedeleted text endnew text begin havenew text end the greatest potential risk to threatened or endangered
species;

(3) deleted text beginwith impairmentsdeleted text end that deleted text beginposedeleted text endnew text begin havenew text end the greatest potential risk to aquatic health;

(4) where other public agencies and participating organizations and individuals, especially
local, deleted text beginbasinwidedeleted text endnew text begin basin-widenew text end, watershed, or regional agencies or organizations, have
demonstrated readiness to assist in carrying out the responsibilities, including availability
and organization of human, technical, and financial resources necessary to undertake the
work; and

(5) where there is demonstrated coordination and cooperation among cities, counties,
watershed districts, and soil and water conservation districts in planning and implementation
of activities that will assist in carrying out the responsibilities.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.20, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Priorities for funding prevention actions.

The Clean Water Council shall
apply the priorities applicable under subdivision 6, as far as practicable, when recommending
priorities for funding actions to prevent groundwater and surface waters from becoming
degraded or impaired and to improve the quality of surface waters that are listed as impaired
deleted text begin but do not have an approved TMDLdeleted text end.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.20, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Alternatives; TMDL, TMDL implementation plan, or WRAPS. new text end

new text begin (a) If the
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency determines that a comprehensive watershed
management plan or comprehensive local water management plan contains information that
is sufficient and consistent with guidance from the United States Environmental Protection
Agency under section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act, the commissioner may submit
the plan to the Environmental Protection Agency according to federal TMDL requirements
as an alternative to developing a TMDL after consultation with affected national pollutant
discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit holders.
new text end

new text begin (b) A TMDL implementation plan or a WRAPS, or portions thereof, are not needed for
waters or watersheds when the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency determines
that a comprehensive watershed management plan, a comprehensive local water management
plan, or a statewide or regional strategy published by the Pollution Control Agency meets
the definition in section 114D.15, subdivision 11 or 13.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency may request that the Board of
Water and Soil Resources conduct an evaluation of the implementation efforts under a
comprehensive watershed management plan or comprehensive local water management
plan when the commissioner makes a determination under paragraph (b). The board must
conduct the evaluation in accordance with section 103B.102.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency may amend or revoke a
determination made under paragraph (a) or (b) after considering the evaluation conducted
under paragraph (c).
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.20, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Coordinating municipal and local water quality activities. new text end

new text begin A project, practice,
or program for water quality improvement or protection that is conducted by a watershed
management organization or a local government unit with a comprehensive watershed
management plan or other water management plan approved according to chapter 103B,
103C, or 103D may be considered by the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency
as contributing to the requirements of a storm water pollution prevention program (SWPPP)
for a municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) permit unless the project, practice, or
program was previously documented as contributing to a different SWPPP for an MS4
permit. The commissioner of health may determine that a comprehensive watershed
management plan or a comprehensive local water management plan, in whole or in part, is
sufficient to fulfill the requirements of wellhead protection plans.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.26, is amended to read:


114D.26 WATERSHED RESTORATION AND PROTECTION STRATEGIES.

Subdivision 1.

Contents.

new text begin(a) new text endThe new text begincommissioner of the new text endPollution Control Agency shall
develop watershed restoration and protection strategiesdeleted text begin. To ensure effectiveness and
accountability in meeting the goals of this chapter,
deleted text endnew text begin for the purposes of:
new text end

new text begin (1) summarizing the physical, chemical, and biological assessment of the water quality
of the watershed;
new text end

new text begin (2) quantifying impairments and risks to water quality;
new text end

new text begin (3) describing the causes of impairments and pollution sources;
new text end

new text begin (4) consolidating TMDLs in a major watershed; and
new text end

new text begin (5) informing comprehensive local water management plans and comprehensive
watershed management plans.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endEach WRAPS deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end:

(1) identify impaired waters and waters in need of protection;

(2) identify biotic stressors causing impairments or threats to water quality;

(3) summarize new text beginTMDLs, new text endwatershed modeling outputsnew text begin,new text end and resulting pollution load
allocationsdeleted text begin, wasteload allocations,deleted text end and deleted text beginpriority areas for targeting actions to improve water
quality
deleted text endnew text begin identify areas with high pollutant-loading ratesnew text end;

deleted text begin (4) identify point sources of pollution for which a national pollutant discharge elimination
system permit is required under section 115.03;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) identify nonpoint sources of pollution for which a national pollutant discharge
elimination system permit is not required under section 115.03, with sufficient specificity
to prioritize and geographically locate watershed restoration and protection actions;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) describe the current pollution loading and load reduction needed for each source or
source category to meet water quality standards and goals, including wasteload and load
allocations from TMDLs;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) contain a plan for ongoingdeleted text endnew text begin (4) in consultation with local governments and other state
agencies, identify
new text end water quality monitoring new text beginneeded new text endto fill data gaps, determine changing
conditions, deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end gauge implementation effectiveness; and

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end contain deleted text beginan implementation table ofdeleted text end strategies deleted text beginand actionsdeleted text end that are capable of
cumulatively achieving needed pollution load reductions for point and nonpoint sources,
includingnew text begin identifyingnew text end:

(i) water quality parameters of concern;

(ii) current water quality conditions;

(iii) water quality goalsnew text begin, strategies,new text end and targets by parameter of concern;new text begin and
new text end

(iv) strategies deleted text beginand actions by parameter of concerndeleted text end and new text beginan example of new text endthe scale of
adoptions deleted text beginneeded for each;deleted text endnew text begin with a timeline to meet the water quality restoration or protection
goals of this chapter.
new text end

deleted text begin (v) a timeline for achievement of water quality targets;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (vi) the governmental units with primary responsibility for implementing each watershed
restoration or protection strategy; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (vii) a timeline and interim milestones for achievement of watershed restoration or
protection implementation actions within ten years of strategy adoption.
deleted text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Coordination. new text end

new text begin To ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability in
meeting the goals of this chapter, the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, in
consultation with the Board of Water and Soil Resources and local government units, must
coordinate the schedule, budget, scope, and use of a WRAPS and related documents and
processes.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Reporting.

Beginning July 1, 2016, and every other year thereafter, new text beginthe
commissioner of
new text endthe Pollution Control Agency must report on deleted text beginitsdeleted text endnew text begin the agency'snew text end website the
progress toward implementation milestones and water quality goals deleted text beginfor all adopted TMDLs
and, where available, WRAPSs
deleted text end.

Subd. 3.

Timelines; administration.

deleted text beginEach year,deleted text endnew text begin (a) The commissioner ofnew text end the Pollution
Control Agency must complete deleted text beginWRAPSs for at least ten percent ofdeleted text endnew text begin watershed restoration
and protection strategies for
new text end the state's major watershedsdeleted text begin. WRAPS shall bedeleted text endnew text begin by June 30,
2023, unless the commissioner determines that a comprehensive watershed management
plan or comprehensive local water management plan, in whole or in part, meets the definition
in section 114D.15, subdivision 11 or 13. As needed, the commissioner must update the
strategies, in whole or in part, after consulting with the Board of Water and Soil Resources
and local government units.
new text end

new text begin (b) Watershed restoration and protection strategies arenew text end governed by the procedures for
approval and notice in section 114D.25, subdivisions 2 and 4, except that deleted text beginWRAPSdeleted text endnew text begin the
strategies
new text end need not be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.35, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Public and stakeholder participation.

new text begin(a) new text endPublic agencies and private
entities involved in deleted text beginthe implementation ofdeleted text endnew text begin implementingnew text end this chapter deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end encourage
participation by the public and stakeholders, including local citizens, landowners deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin, landnew text end
managers, and public and private organizationsdeleted text begin, in identifying impaired waters, in developing
TMDLs, in planning, priority setting, and implementing restoration of impaired waters, in
identifying degraded groundwater, and in protecting and restoring groundwater resources
deleted text end.

new text begin (b)new text end In particular, the new text begincommissioner of the new text endPollution Control Agency deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end make
reasonable efforts to provide timely information to the public and to stakeholders about
impaired waters that have been identified by the agencydeleted text begin. The agency shall seek broad and
early public and stakeholder participation in scoping the activities necessary to develop a
TMDL, including the scientific models, methods, and approaches to be used in TMDL
development, and to implement restoration pursuant to section 114D.15, subdivision 7
deleted text endnew text begin and
to inform and consult with the public and stakeholders in developing a WRAPS or TMDL
new text end.

new text begin (c) Public agencies and private entities using public funds that are involved in
implementing restoration and protection identified in a comprehensive watershed
management plan or comprehensive local water management plan must make efforts to
inform, consult, and involve the public and stakeholders.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency and the Board of Water and Soil
Resources must coordinate public and stakeholder participation in consultation with local
government units. To the extent practicable, implementation of this chapter must be
accomplished in cooperation with local, state, federal, and tribal governments and
private-sector organizations.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 114D.35, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Education.

The Clean Water Council deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end develop strategies for
informing, educating, and encouraging the participation of citizens, stakeholders, and others
regarding deleted text beginthe identification of impaired waters, development of TMDLs, development of
TMDL implementation plans, implementation of restoration for impaired waters,
identification of degraded groundwater, and protection and restoration of groundwater
resources
deleted text endnew text begin this chapternew text end. Public agencies deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin arenew text end responsible for implementing the
strategies.

Sec. 20.

new text begin [114D.47] NONPOINT FUNDING ALTERNATIVE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 114D.50, subdivision 3a, the Board of Water and Soil Resources
may, by board order, establish alternative timelines or content for the priority funding plan
for nonpoint sources under section 114D.50, subdivision 3a, and may use information from
comprehensive watershed management plans or comprehensive local water management
plans to estimate or summarize costs.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

PARKS AND TRAILS FUND

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 article. 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 article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure
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 article 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 50,053,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 51,204,000
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 article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article 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 article, 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 article.
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 30,229,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 30,927,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $19,820,000 the first year and $20,277,000
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) $9,910,000 the first year and $10,139,000
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,
$450,000 the first year and $450,000 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) $499,000 the first year and $511,000 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
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,820,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,277,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $19,820,000 the first year and $20,277,000
the second year are for distribution according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53,
subdivision 3.
new text end

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
new text end

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

Sec. 6. new text beginST. LOUIS AND LAKE COUNTIES REGIONAL RAILROAD AUTHORITY;
GRANT EXTENSION.
new text end

new text begin The portion of the fiscal year 2017 appropriation from the parks and trails fund from
Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 2, article 3, section 3, paragraph (b), designated
for a grant to the St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority for a segment
of the Mesabi Trail is available until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

ARTICLE 5

ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND

Section 1. new text beginARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the entities
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the arts and cultural
heritage fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2020" and "2021" used in
this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2020, and 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 article 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 beginARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
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 69,254,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 70,518,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
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 article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must not be spent on institutional
overhead charges that are not directly related
to and necessary for a specific appropriation.
Money appropriated in this article must be
spent in accordance with Minnesota
Management and Budget's Guidance to
Agencies on Legacy Fund Expenditures.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, and unless otherwise specified in this
article, fiscal year 2020 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2021, and fiscal year
2021 appropriations are available until June
30, 2022. 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 Minnesota State Arts Board
new text end

new text begin 32,550,000
new text end
new text begin 33,143,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to the
Minnesota State Arts Board for arts, arts
education, arts preservation, and arts access.
Grant agreements entered into by the
Minnesota State Arts Board and other
recipients of appropriations in this subdivision
must ensure that these funds are used to
supplement and not substitute for traditional
sources of funding. Each grant program
established in this appropriation must be
separately administered from other state
appropriations for program planning and
outcome measurements, but may take into
consideration other state resources awarded
in the selection of applicants and grant award
size.
new text end

new text begin (b) Arts and Arts Access Initiatives
new text end

new text begin $26,040,000 the first year and $26,514,000
the second year are to support Minnesota
artists and arts organizations in creating,
producing, and presenting high-quality arts
activities; to preserve, maintain, and interpret
art forms and works of art so that they are
accessible to Minnesota audiences; to
overcome barriers to accessing high-quality
arts activities; and to instill the arts into the
community and public life in this state.
new text end

new text begin (c) Arts Education
new text end

new text begin $4,883,000 the first year and $4,971,000 the
second year are for high-quality,
age-appropriate arts education for Minnesotans
of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and
understanding of the arts.
new text end

new text begin (d) Arts and Cultural Heritage
new text end

new text begin $1,627,000 the first year and $1,658,000 the
second year are for events and activities that
represent, preserve, and maintain the diverse
cultural arts traditions, including folk and
traditional artists and art organizations,
represented in this state.
new text end

new text begin (e) Up to $2,960,000 of the funds appropriated
in paragraphs (b) to (d) may be used by the
board for administering grant programs,
delivering technical services, providing fiscal
oversight for the statewide system, and
ensuring accountability in fiscal year 2020 and
fiscal year 2021.
new text end

new text begin (f) Up to 30 percent of the remaining total
appropriation to each of the categories listed
in paragraphs (b) to (d) is for grants to the
regional arts councils. Notwithstanding any
other provision of law, regional arts council
grants or other arts council grants for touring
programs, projects, or exhibits must ensure
the programs, projects, or exhibits are able to
tour in their own region as well as all other
regions of the state.
new text end

new text begin (g) Any unencumbered balance remaining
under this subdivision the first year does not
cancel but is available the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Historical Society
new text end

new text begin 16,298,000
new text end
new text begin 17,650,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to the
governing board of the Minnesota Historical
Society to preserve and enhance access to
Minnesota's history and its cultural and
historical resources. Grant agreements entered
into by the Minnesota Historical Society and
other recipients of appropriations in this
subdivision must ensure that these funds are
used to supplement and not substitute for
traditional sources of funding. Funds directly
appropriated to the Minnesota Historical
Society must be used to supplement and not
substitute for traditional sources of funding.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, for historic preservation projects that
improve historic structures, the amounts are
available until June 30, 2023. The Minnesota
Historical Society or grant recipients of the
Minnesota Historical Society using arts and
cultural heritage funds under this subdivision
must give consideration to Conservation Corps
Minnesota and Northern Bedrock Historic
Preservation Corps, or an organization
carrying out similar work, for projects with
the potential to need historic preservation
services.
new text end

new text begin (b) Historical Grants and Programs
new text end
new text begin (1) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
new text end

new text begin $6,564,000 the first year and $7,064,000 the
second year are for statewide historic and
cultural grants to local, county, regional, or
other historical or cultural organizations or for
activities to preserve significant historic and
cultural resources. Money must be distributed
through a competitive grant process. The
Minnesota Historical Society must administer
the money using established grant mechanisms
with assistance from the advisory committee
created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article
4, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), item
(ii).
new text end

new text begin (i) Of this amount, $150,000 the first year is
for a grant to the commissioner of natural
resources to maintain the history of the
Grindstone River Dam at Hinckley.
new text end

new text begin (ii) Up to $200,000 the first year may be used
by the Minnesota Historical Society to provide
education and programming or for grants to
local historical societies, libraries, and cities
to commemorate the 100th anniversary of
passage of the 19th Amendment, with a
portion of the grants highlighting the
experience of women of color and Native
American women in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (2) Statewide History Programs
new text end

new text begin $6,339,000 the first year and $7,014,000 the
second year are for historic and cultural
programs and purposes related to the heritage
of the state.
new text end

new text begin (i) Of this amount, $250,000 each year must
be used by the Board of Directors of the
Minnesota Historical Society to either produce
or purchase and to distribute a book to engage
and educate elementary school students on
Minnesota's natural resources, legacy, culture,
and history. The book should be made
available for free to educators and libraries
and through state historical society sites to
provide to a targeted grade of elementary
school students.
new text end

new text begin (ii) Of this amount, $25,000 the first year must
be used by the Board of Directors of the
Minnesota Historical Society to work in
collaboration with programs and organizations
funded through the arts and cultural heritage
fund, including but not limited to the State
Arts Board, the Minnesota Humanities Center,
and other groups, to develop a second ten-year
plan for the arts and cultural heritage fund that
includes goals and measurable outcomes for
future funding. The ten-year plan must include
goals and measurable outcomes that guide the
legislature in awarding money and addressing
the needs of underserved communities.
new text end

new text begin The governing board of the Minnesota
Historical Society, in collaboration with
recipients of arts and cultural heritage funding
including but not limited to the State Arts
Board, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and
other groups, must also review and amend the
25-year framework for the arts and cultural
heritage fund to include in the purposes of the
framework the importance of American Indian
history and culture to the state of Minnesota
and the continuing need to celebrate and
engage communities with American Indian
history, arts, and culture. The governing board
of the Minnesota Historical Society must
report to the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over the arts and cultural heritage
fund no later than March 1, 2020, with a
second ten-year plan and an amended 25-year
framework for the arts and cultural heritage
fund.
new text end

new text begin (3) History Partnerships
new text end

new text begin $2,428,000 the first year and $2,632,000 the
second year are for history partnerships
involving multiple organizations, which may
include the Minnesota Historical Society, to
preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's
history and cultural heritage in all regions of
the state.
new text end

new text begin (4) Statewide Survey of Historical and
Archaeological Sites
new text end

new text begin $520,000 the first year and $564,000 the
second year are for one or more contracts to
be competitively awarded to conduct statewide
surveys or investigations of Minnesota's sites
of historical, archeological, and cultural
significance. Results of the surveys or
investigations must be published in a
searchable form and available to the public
cost-free. The Minnesota Historical Society,
the Office of the State Archeologist, the Indian
Affairs Council, and the State Historic
Preservation Office must each appoint a
representative to an oversight board to select
contractors and direct the conduct of the
surveys or investigations. The oversight board
must consult with the Departments of
Transportation and Natural Resources.
new text end

new text begin (5) Digital Library
new text end

new text begin $347,000 the first year and $376,000 the
second year are for a digital library project to
preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota
images, documents, and historical materials.
The Minnesota Historical Society must
cooperate with the Minitex interlibrary loan
system and must jointly share this
appropriation for these purposes.
new text end

new text begin (6) Grants
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Litchfield Opera House to restore and renovate
the historic Litchfield Opera House.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any unencumbered balance remaining
under this subdivision the first year does not
cancel but is available the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Department of Education
new text end

new text begin 2,550,000
new text end
new text begin 2,550,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,500,000 each year is appropriated to
the commissioner of education for grants to
the 12 Minnesota regional library systems to
provide educational opportunities in the arts,
history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of
Minnesota. This money must be allocated
using the formulas in Minnesota Statutes,
section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with
the remaining 25 percent to be distributed to
all qualifying systems in an amount
proportionate to the number of qualifying
system entities in each system. For purposes
of this subdivision, "qualifying system entity"
means a public library, a regional library
system, a regional library system headquarters,
a county, or an outreach service program. This
money may be used to sponsor programs
provided by regional libraries or to provide
grants to local arts and cultural heritage
programs for programs in partnership with
regional libraries. This money must be
distributed in ten equal payments per year.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or
before June 30, 2021, as grants or contracts in
this subdivision are available until June 30,
2023.
new text end

new text begin (b) $50,000 each year is appropriated to the
commissioner of education for a water safety
grant program. The commissioner of education
must determine the criteria for allocating
grants among eligible applicants. Grant awards
must be used for the following purposes:
new text end

new text begin (1) to provide low-income and at-risk children
with scholarships for swimming lessons based
on nationally recognized water safety
curriculum;
new text end

new text begin (2) to hire water safety instructors or
lifeguards; or
new text end

new text begin (3) to train water safety instructors or
lifeguards in nationally recognized water
safety practices and instruction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Department of Administration
new text end

new text begin 10,425,000
new text end
new text begin 9,775,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to the
commissioner of administration for grants to
the named organizations for the purposes
specified in this subdivision. The
commissioner of administration may use a
portion of this appropriation for costs that are
directly related to and necessary to the
administration of grants in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grant agreements entered into by the
commissioner and recipients of appropriations
under this subdivision must ensure that money
appropriated in this subdivision is used to
supplement and not substitute for traditional
sources of funding.
new text end

new text begin (c) Minnesota Public Radio
new text end

new text begin $1,700,000 each year is for Minnesota Public
Radio to create programming and expand news
service on Minnesota's cultural heritage and
history.
new text end

new text begin (d) Association of Minnesota Public Educational
Radio Stations
new text end

new text begin $1,700,000 each year is to the Association of
Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations
for production and acquisition grants in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
129D.19.
new text end

new text begin (e) Public Television
new text end

new text begin $4,025,000 each year is to the Minnesota
Public Television Association for production
and acquisition grants according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 129D.18. Of this amount,
$250,000 each year is for a grant to Twin
Cities Public Television to produce Minnesota
Journeys: Capturing, Sharing, and
Undertaking Our Immigration History
.
new text end

new text begin (f) Wilderness Inquiry
new text end

new text begin $250,000 each year is to Wilderness Inquiry
to preserve Minnesota's outdoor history,
culture, and heritage by connecting Minnesota
youth to natural resources.
new text end

new text begin (g) Como Park Zoo
new text end

new text begin $1,350,000 each year is to the Como Park Zoo
and Conservatory for program development
that features education programs and habitat
enhancement, special exhibits, music
appreciation programs, and historical garden
access and preservation.
new text end

new text begin (h) Science Museum of Minnesota
new text end

new text begin $600,000 each year is to the Science Museum
of Minnesota for arts, arts education, and arts
access and to preserve Minnesota's history and
cultural heritage, including student and teacher
outreach, statewide educational initiatives, and
community-based exhibits that preserve
Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.
new text end

new text begin (i) Great Lakes Aquarium
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year is to the Lake Superior
Center to prepare and construct an exhibit
demonstrating the role of water in Minnesota's
history and cultural heritage.
new text end

new text begin (j) Lake Superior Zoo
new text end

new text begin $75,000 each year is to the Lake Superior Zoo
to develop educational exhibits and programs.
new text end

new text begin (k) Midwest Outdoors Unlimited
new text end

new text begin $25,000 each year is to Midwest Outdoors
Unlimited to preserve Minnesota's outdoor
history, culture, and heritage by connecting
individuals and youth with disabilities to the
state's natural resources.
new text end

new text begin (l) Phalen Park China Garden
new text end

new text begin $400,000 the first year is to the Minnesota
China Friendship Garden Society to develop
the Chinese garden in Phalen Park in
collaboration with local artists and members
of the local Hmong community.
new text end

new text begin (m) Green Giant Museum
new text end

new text begin $50,000 each year is to the city of Blue Earth
for exhibits and programming for the Green
Giant Museum to preserve the culture and
agricultural history of Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Zoo
new text end

new text begin 1,750,000
new text end
new text begin 1,750,000
new text end

new text begin These amounts are appropriated to the
Minnesota Zoological Board for programs at
and development of the Minnesota Zoological
Garden and to provide access and education
related to programs on the cultural heritage of
Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Humanities Center
new text end

new text begin 3,025,000
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to the
Board of Directors of the Minnesota
Humanities Center for the purposes specified
in this subdivision. The Minnesota Humanities
Center may use up to 4.5 percent of the
following grants to cover the cost of
administering, planning, evaluating, and
reporting these grants. The Minnesota
Humanities Center must develop a written
plan to issue the grants under this subdivision
and must submit the plan for review and
approval by the commissioner of
administration. The written plan must require
the Minnesota Humanities Center to create
and adhere to grant policies that are similar to
those established according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16B.97, subdivision 4,
paragraph (a), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin No grants awarded under this subdivision may
be used for travel outside the state of
Minnesota. The grant agreement must specify
the repercussions for failing to comply with
the grant agreement.
new text end

new text begin (b) Programs and Purposes
new text end

new text begin $1,100,000 each year is for programs and
purposes of the Minnesota Humanities Center,
including the kindergarten through grade 12
education activities and professional
development events, the Veterans' Voices
program, and the "Why Treaties Matter"
exhibits and programming.
new text end

new text begin (c) Children's Museum Grants
new text end

new text begin $1,150,000 the first year and $1,150,000 the
second year are for grants to children's
museums for arts and cultural exhibits and
related educational outreach programs.
new text end

new text begin Of this amount:
new text end

new text begin (1) $500,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Children's Museum for interactive exhibits
and outreach programs on arts and cultural
heritage, including the Minnesota Children's
Museum in Rochester;
new text end

new text begin (2) $150,000 each year is for the Duluth
Children's Museum to develop new, regionally
significant, educational exhibits and programs;
new text end

new text begin (3) $150,000 each year is for the Grand Rapids
Children's Museum to design and build
interactive exhibits and develop a hands-on
learning outreach program;
new text end

new text begin (4) $150,000 each year is for the Southern
Minnesota Children's Museum to increase
access and engagement for diverse audiences
through museum programs and exhibits that
promote Minnesota arts, culture, and history;
new text end

new text begin (5) $150,000 each year is to Great River
Children's Museum for regionally significant,
interactive exhibits and outreach programs on
arts and cultural heritage, including redesign
and development;
new text end

new text begin (6) $50,000 the first year and $25,000 the
second year are for the Wheel and Cog
Children's Museum of Hutchinson for
interactive exhibits, education, and access
programs on arts and cultural heritage; and
new text end

new text begin (7) $25,000 each year is for the Region 5
Children's Museum to develop programming
and new educational exhibits in arts and
cultural heritage.
new text end

new text begin (d) American Indian Legacy Grant Program
new text end

new text begin $250,000 each year is for the American Indian
legacy grant program. The Minnesota
Humanities Center must evaluate, coordinate,
and administer a grant program to provide
funding to individuals and organizations in
the Minnesota American Indian community.
The grant program must work with members
of the American Indian community to develop
goals and criteria for evaluating projects and
awarding money. The grant program must
reach members of the American Indian
community in the seven-county metropolitan
area and throughout the state of Minnesota.
The American Indian legacy grant program
must:
new text end

new text begin (1) issue grants to American Indian artists to
develop their work or to provide education
and opportunities to the public related to their
art or cultural heritage in Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (2) issue grants to American Indian
organizations to support artists or to provide
educational opportunities and public events
related to American Indian arts, heritage, and
culture; and
new text end

new text begin (3) hold workshops and provide assistance to
American Indian artists and arts programs for
capacity building for projects and programs
related to Minnesota's arts, culture, and
heritage.
new text end

new text begin (e) Hmong Cultural Events and Programming
Grants
new text end

new text begin $250,000 each year is for grants to one or
more community organizations that provide
arts and cultural heritage programming
celebrating Hmong heritage. Museums,
nonprofit organizations, and arts and cultural
organizations are eligible to apply for
competitive grants under this grant program.
Preference must be given to organizations that
provide artist programming and artist and
crafting educational instruction to seniors and
youth and programs that have workshops,
mentoring programs, exhibits, or community
engagement events related to Hmong culture
and heritage in Minnesota.
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new text begin (f) Somali Community and Museum Cultural
Grants
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new text begin $250,000 each year is for a grant to one or
more community organizations that provide
Somali-based collaborative programs for arts
and cultural heritage. The Somali Museum of
Minnesota may apply for a grant under this
paragraph. The money must be used for
programs to provide arts and humanities
education and workshops, mentor programs,
classes, exhibits, presentations, community
engagement events, and outreach about the
Somali community and heritage in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Indian Affairs Council
new text end

new text begin 2,150,000
new text end
new text begin 2,150,000
new text end

new text begin $2,150,000 each year is appropriated to the
Indian Affairs Council for grants for
preserving Dakota and Ojibwe Indian
languages and for protecting Indian graves.
The money must be distributed as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) $750,000 each year is to provide grants to
Minnesota Tribal Nations to preserve Dakota
and Ojibwe Indian languages and to foster
education programs and services for Dakota
and Ojibwe languages;
new text end

new text begin (2) $500,000 each year is for grants to Dakota
and Ojibwe Indian language immersion
educational institutions;
new text end

new text begin (3) $750,000 each year is to provide grants to
preserve the Dakota and Ojibwe Indian
languages through support of projects and
services and to support educational programs
and immersion efforts in Dakota and Ojibwe
Indian languages;
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new text begin (4) $50,000 each year is to the Indian Affairs
Council for a Dakota and Ojibwe Indian
language working group coordinated by the
Indian Affairs Council; and
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new text begin (5) $100,000 each year is to carry out
responsibilities under Minnesota Statutes,
section 307.08, to comply with Public Law
101-601, the Native American Graves
Protection and Repatriation Act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin University of Minnesota
new text end

new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end

new text begin These amounts are appropriated to the Board
of Regents of the University of Minnesota for
a grant to the Bell Museum, Minnesota's
museum of natural history, to increase access
to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage
by providing funding for access to people with
disabilities and to expand access to culturally
and linguistically diverse communities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Department of Agriculture
new text end

new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end

new text begin These amounts are appropriated to the
commissioner of agriculture for grants to
county agricultural societies to enhance arts
access and education and to preserve and
promote Minnesota's history and cultural
heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The
grants are in addition to the aid distribution to
county agricultural societies under Minnesota
Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner of
agriculture must develop grant-making criteria
and guidance for expending money under this
subdivision to provide funding for projects
and events that provide access to the arts or
the state's agricultural, historical, and cultural
heritage. The commissioner must seek input
from all interested parties.
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new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Legislative Coordinating Commission
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new text begin 6,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin This amount is appropriated to the Legislative
Coordinating Commission to maintain the
website required under Minnesota Statutes,
section 3.303, subdivision 10.
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ARTICLE 6

GENERAL PROVISIONS; ALL LEGACY FUNDS

Section 1.

new text begin [15.431] COMPLIANCE WITH CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT
FOR LEGACY FUNDS.
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new text begin To ensure compliance with the requirement in the Minnesota Constitution, article XI,
section 15, that money dedicated under that section must supplement traditional sources of
funding and may not be used as a substitute, the legislature must not appropriate money nor
may an agency grant money to an individual or entity requesting money from the outdoor
heritage fund, clean water fund, parks and trails fund, or arts and cultural heritage fund,
without written assurance from the individual or entity that the individual or entity will not
use the money to fund expenses for a purpose that the individual or entity previously funded
with a traditional source of funding. For the purposes of this section, "traditional source of
funding" means a source other than the outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, parks and
trails fund, or arts and cultural heritage fund that the individual or entity used three out of
the past five years to pay for expenses related to the same purpose for which the individual
or entity has proposed to use money from the outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, parks
and trails fund, or arts and cultural heritage fund.
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