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HF 707

2nd Unofficial Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:31am

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1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to legacy; appropriating money to maintain dedicated funding website;
1.3amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 85.53, by adding a subdivision;
1.497A.056, subdivisions 1, 15, by adding subdivisions; 114D.50, by adding a
1.5subdivision; 129D.17, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2015, First Special Session
1.6chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as amended; Laws 2016, chapter 172,
1.7article 1, section 2, subdivisions 2, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
1.897A.056, subdivision 8.
1.9BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.10ARTICLE 1
1.11OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

1.12
Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.
1.13The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
1.14and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the outdoor heritage
1.15fund for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The figures "2018" and "2019" used in
1.16this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal
1.17year ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, respectively. The "first year" is fiscal year
1.182018. The "second year" is fiscal year 2019. The "biennium" is fiscal years 2018 and 2019,
1.19respectively. The appropriations in this article are onetime appropriations.
1.20
APPROPRIATIONS
1.21
Available for the Year
1.22
Ending June 30
1.23
2018
2019

1.24
Sec. 2. OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND
1.25
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
104,478,000
$
585,000
2.1Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
2.297A.056, subdivision 23, this appropriation is
2.3from the outdoor heritage fund. The amounts
2.4that may be spent for each purpose are
2.5specified in the following subdivisions.
2.6
Subd. 2.Prairies
30,862,000
-0-
2.7
2.8
2.9
(a) DNR Wildlife Management Area and
Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition - Phase
IX
2.10$4,437,000 the first year is to the
2.11commissioner of natural resources to acquire
2.12in fee and restore lands for wildlife
2.13management purposes under Minnesota
2.14Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, and
2.15to acquire land in fee for scientific and natural
2.16area purposes under Minnesota Statutes,
2.17section 86A.05, subdivision 5. Subject to
2.18evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part
2.196136.0900, priority must be given to acquiring
2.20lands that are eligible for the native prairie
2.21bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96,
2.22or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.
2.23A list of proposed land acquisitions must be
2.24provided as part of the required
2.25accomplishment plan.
2.26
2.27
(b) Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition - Phase IX
2.28$5,603,000 the first year is to the
2.29commissioner of natural resources for an
2.30agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
2.31in fee and restore lands for wildlife
2.32management area purposes under Minnesota
2.33Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.
2.34Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
2.35Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
2.36to acquiring lands that are eligible for the
2.37native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
3.1section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
3.2native prairie. A list of proposed land
3.3acquisitions must be provided as part of the
3.4required accomplishment plan.
3.5
3.6
(c) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase
VII
3.7$1,901,000 the first year is to the
3.8commissioner of natural resources for an
3.9agreement with The Nature Conservancy to
3.10acquire land in fee for native prairie, wetland,
3.11and savanna and to restore and enhance
3.12grasslands, wetlands, and savanna. Subject to
3.13evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part
3.146136.0900, priority must be given to acquiring
3.15lands that are eligible for the native prairie
3.16bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96,
3.17or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.
3.18No later than 180 days after The Nature
3.19Conservancy's fiscal year ends, The Nature
3.20Conservancy must submit to the Lessard-Sams
3.21Outdoor Heritage Council annual income
3.22statements and balance sheets for income and
3.23expenses from land acquired with this
3.24appropriation. A list of proposed land
3.25acquisitions must be provided as part of the
3.26required accomplishment plan and must be
3.27consistent with the priorities identified in
3.28Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.
3.29
3.30
(d) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife
Refuge Land Acquisition - Phase VIII
3.31$2,683,000 the first year is to the
3.32commissioner of natural resources for an
3.33agreement with The Nature Conservancy in
3.34cooperation with the United States Fish and
3.35Wildlife Service to acquire land in fee or
3.36permanent conservation easements and restore
4.1lands in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Habitat
4.2Preservation Area in western Minnesota for
4.3addition to the Northern Tallgrass Prairie
4.4National Wildlife Refuge. Subject to
4.5evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part
4.66136.0900, priority must be given to acquiring
4.7lands that are eligible for the native prairie
4.8bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96,
4.9or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.
4.10A list of proposed land acquisitions must be
4.11provided as part of the required
4.12accomplishment plan, and the acquisitions
4.13must be consistent with the priorities in
4.14Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.
4.15
4.16
(e) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase VII
4.17$1,436,000 the first year is to the
4.18commissioner of natural resources for an
4.19agreement with The Trust for Public Land to
4.20acquire in fee and restore lands in the Cannon
4.21River watershed for wildlife management
4.22purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
4.2386A.05, subdivision 8. Subject to evaluation
4.24criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
4.25priority must be given to acquiring lands that
4.26are eligible for the native prairie bank under
4.27Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
4.28adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
4.29proposed land acquisitions must be provided
4.30as part of the required accomplishment plan.
4.31
4.32
(f) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection
- Phase VI
4.33$2,481,000 the first year is to the
4.34commissioner of natural resources to acquire
4.35permanent conservation easements to
4.36implement the strategies in Minnesota Prairie
5.1Conservation Plan to protect and restore native
5.2prairie. Of this amount, up to $140,000 is for
5.3establishing monitoring and enforcement funds
5.4as approved in the accomplishment plan and
5.5subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
5.697A.056, subdivision 17. Subject to evaluation
5.7criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
5.8priority must be given to acquiring lands that
5.9are eligible for the native prairie bank under
5.10Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
5.11adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
5.12permanent conservation easements must be
5.13provided as part of the final report.
5.14
5.15
(g) Reinvest In Minnesota (RIM) Buffers for
Wildlife and Water - Phase VII
5.16$5,333,000 the first year is to the Board of
5.17Water and Soil Resources to restore habitat
5.18and acquire permanent conservation easements
5.19under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515,
5.20to protect, restore, and enhance habitat by
5.21expanding the riparian-buffer program of the
5.22clean water fund for at least equal wildlife
5.23benefits from buffers on private land. Of this
5.24amount, up to $858,000 is for establishing a
5.25monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
5.26in the accomplishment plan and subject to
5.27Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
5.28subdivision 17. A list of permanent
5.29conservation easements must be provided as
5.30part of the final report.
5.31
5.32
(h) Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the
Southern Red River Valley - Phase III
5.33$1,908,000 the first year is to the
5.34commissioner of natural resources for an
5.35agreement with Pheasants Forever in
5.36cooperation with the Minnesota Prairie
6.1Chicken Society to acquire land in fee and
6.2restore and enhance lands in the southern Red
6.3River valley for wildlife management purposes
6.4under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
6.5subdivision 8, or to be designated and
6.6managed as waterfowl-production areas in
6.7Minnesota in cooperation with the United
6.8States Fish and Wildlife Service. Subject to
6.9evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part
6.106136.0900, priority must be given to acquiring
6.11lands that are eligible for the native prairie
6.12bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96,
6.13or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.
6.14A list of proposed land acquisitions must be
6.15provided as part of the required
6.16accomplishment plan.
6.17
6.18
(i) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and
Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase IX
6.19$3,950,000 the first year is to the
6.20commissioner of natural resources to
6.21accelerate restoration and enhancement of
6.22prairies, grasslands, and savannas on wildlife
6.23management areas, scientific and natural areas,
6.24native prairie bank land, bluff prairies on state
6.25forest land in southeastern Minnesota, and
6.26United States Fish and Wildlife Service
6.27waterfowl-production area and refuge lands.
6.28A list of proposed land restorations and
6.29enhancements must be provided as part of the
6.30required accomplishment plan.
6.31
6.32
(j) Anoka Sandplain Habitat Restoration and
Enhancement - Phase V
6.33$1,130,000 the first year is to the
6.34commissioner of natural resources for
6.35agreements to acquire permanent conservation
6.36easements and to restore and enhance wildlife
7.1habitat on public lands in Anoka, Benton,
7.2Isanti, Morrison, and Stearns Counties as
7.3follows: $41,000 is to the Anoka Conservation
7.4District, $231,000 is to the Isanti County Soil
7.5and Water Conservation District, $345,000 is
7.6to Great River Greening, $163,000 is to the
7.7Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation
7.8District, and $350,000 is to Minnesota Land
7.9Trust. Up to $40,000 to Minnesota Land Trust
7.10is for establishing monitoring and enforcement
7.11funds as approved in the accomplishment plan
7.12and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
7.1397A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
7.14permanent conservation easements,
7.15restorations, and enhancements must be
7.16provided as part of the required
7.17accomplishment plan.
7.18
Subd. 3.Forests
17,324,000
-0-
7.19
(a) Carnelian Creek Conservation Corridor
7.20$2,458,000 the first year is to the
7.21commissioner of natural resources for an
7.22agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
7.23acquire permanent conservation easements in
7.24Washington County. Of this amount, up to
7.25$30,000 is for establishing a monitoring and
7.26enforcement fund as approved in the
7.27accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
7.28Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
7.29list of proposed permanent conservation
7.30easements and an annual public hunting and
7.31fishing plan must be provided as part of the
7.32required accomplishment plan.
7.33
7.34
(b) Laurentian Forest - St. Louis County Habitat
Project
7.35$2,400,000 the first year is to the
7.36commissioner of natural resources for
8.1agreements with the Minnesota Deer Hunters
8.2Association in cooperation with The
8.3Conservation Fund and St. Louis County to
8.4acquire land in fee to be transferred to St.
8.5Louis County for wildlife habitat purposes.
8.6The amount is for agreements as follows:
8.7$2,292,000 to the Minnesota Deer Hunter
8.8Association and $108,000 to The Conservation
8.9Fund. A list of proposed land acquisitions
8.10must be provided as part of the required
8.11accomplishment plan.
8.12
8.13
(c) Southeast Minnesota Protection and
Restoration - Phase V
8.14$2,375,000 the first year is to the
8.15commissioner of natural resources to acquire
8.16land in fee for wildlife management purposes
8.17under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
8.18subdivision 8; to acquire land in fee for
8.19scientific and natural areas under Minnesota
8.20Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5; to
8.21acquire land in fee for state forest purposes
8.22under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
8.23subdivision 7; to acquire permanent
8.24conservation easements; and to restore and
8.25enhance prairie, grassland, forest, and savanna.
8.26The amount is for agreements as follows:
8.27$1,000,000 to The Nature Conservancy,
8.28$675,000 to The Trust for Public Land, and
8.29$700,000 to Minnesota Land Trust. Up to
8.30$80,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is for
8.31establishing a monitoring and enforcement
8.32fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
8.33and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
8.3497A.056, subdivision 17. No later than 180
8.35days after the The Nature Conservancy's fiscal
8.36year ends, The Nature Conservancy must
9.1submit to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage
9.2Council annual income statements and balance
9.3sheets for income and expenses from land
9.4acquired in fee with this appropriation and not
9.5transferred to the state or a local governmental
9.6unit. A list of proposed land acquisitions must
9.7be provided as part of the required
9.8accomplishment plan.
9.9
(d) Minnesota Forests for the Future - Phase V
9.10$2,291,000 the first year is to the
9.11commissioner of natural resources to acquire
9.12easements for forest, wetland, and shoreline
9.13habitat through working forest permanent
9.14conservation easements under the Minnesota
9.15forests for the future program pursuant to
9.16Minnesota Statutes, section 84.66. A
9.17conservation easement acquired with money
9.18appropriated under this paragraph must
9.19comply with Minnesota Statutes, section
9.2097A.056, subdivision 13. The accomplishment
9.21plan must include an easement monitoring and
9.22enforcement plan. Of this amount, up to
9.23$72,000 is for establishing a monitoring and
9.24enforcement fund as approved in the
9.25accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
9.26Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
9.27list of permanent conservation easements must
9.28be provided as part of the final report.
9.29
(e) State Forest Acquisitions - Phase IV
9.30$1,000,000 the first year is to the
9.31commissioner of natural resources to acquire
9.32lands in fee for wildlife habitat purposes in
9.33the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood
9.34State Forest under Minnesota Statutes, section
9.3586A.05, subdivision 7. A list of proposed land
10.1acquisitions must be provided as part of the
10.2required accomplishment plan.
10.3
10.4
(f) Critical Shoreland Protection Program -
Phase IV
10.5$1,700,000 the first year is to the
10.6commissioner of natural resources for an
10.7agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
10.8acquire permanent conservation easements
10.9along rivers and lakes in the northern forest
10.10region. Of this amount, up to $120,000 is for
10.11establishing a monitoring and enforcement
10.12fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
10.13and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
10.1497A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
10.15permanent conservation easements must be
10.16provided as part of the required
10.17accomplishment plan.
10.18
(g) Bushmen Lake
10.19$4,600,000 the first year is to the
10.20commissioner of natural resources for an
10.21agreement with The Conservation Fund in
10.22cooperation with the United States Forest
10.23Service to acquire lands in fee adjacent to
10.24Bushmen Lake in St. Louis County to be
10.25managed for wildlife habitat purposes. A list
10.26of proposed land acquisitions must be
10.27provided as part of the required
10.28accomplishment plan.
10.29(h) Forest Pest Response
10.30$500,000 the first year is to the commissioner
10.31of agriculture to identify, prevent, and, in
10.32consultation with the Forest Resources
10.33Council, protect Minnesota forests by rapidly
10.34and effectively responding to the threat or
10.35presence of plant pests, including emerald ash
11.1borer. The commissioner of agriculture may
11.2transfer all or part of this appropriation to the
11.3commissioner of natural resources and shall
11.4award grants to local units of government or
11.5other entities.
11.6
Subd. 4.Wetlands
28,869,000
-0-
11.7
11.8
(a) Accelerating Waterfowl-Production Area
Acquisition - Phase IX
11.9$5,500,000 the first year is to the
11.10commissioner of natural resources for an
11.11agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
11.12land in fee and restore and enhance wetlands
11.13and grasslands to be designated and managed
11.14as waterfowl-production areas in Minnesota
11.15in cooperation with the United States Fish and
11.16Wildlife Service. A list of proposed land
11.17acquisitions must be provided as part of the
11.18required accomplishment plan.
11.19
11.20
(b) Shallow Lakes and Wetland Protection
Program - Phase VI
11.21$5,750,000 the first year is to the
11.22commissioner of natural resources for an
11.23agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire
11.24land in fee and restore prairie lands, wetlands,
11.25and land-buffering shallow lakes for wildlife
11.26management purposes under Minnesota
11.27Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8. A list
11.28of proposed acquisitions must be provided as
11.29part of the required accomplishment plan.
11.30
(c) RIM Wetlands Partnership - Phase VIII
11.31$10,398,000 the first year is to the Board of
11.32Water and Soil Resources to acquire
11.33permanent conservation easements and to
11.34restore wetlands and native grassland habitat
11.35under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515.
11.36Of this amount, up to $306,000 is for
12.1establishing a monitoring and enforcement
12.2fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
12.3and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
12.497A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
12.5conservation easements must be provided as
12.6part of the final report.
12.7
12.8
(d) Wild-Rice Shoreland Protection Program -
Phase V
12.9$750,000 the first year is to the Board of
12.10Water and Soil Resources to acquire
12.11permanent conservation easements on
12.12wild-rice lake shoreland habitat for native
12.13wild-rice bed protection. Of this amount, up
12.14to $59,000 is for establishing a monitoring and
12.15enforcement fund as approved in the
12.16accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
12.17Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
12.18list of permanent conservation easements must
12.19be provided as part of the final report by the
12.20Board of Water and Soil Resources.
12.21
12.22
(e) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetlands
Enhancement - Phase IX
12.23$1,755,000 the first year is to the
12.24commissioner of natural resources to enhance
12.25and restore shallow lakes and wetland habitat
12.26statewide. A list of proposed land restorations
12.27and enhancements must be provided as part
12.28of the required accomplishment plan.
12.29
12.30
(f) Living Shallow Lakes and Wetland Initiative
- Phase VI
12.31$4,716,000 the first year is to the
12.32commissioner of natural resources for an
12.33agreement with Ducks Unlimited to restore
12.34and enhance shallow lakes and wetlands on
12.35public lands and wetlands under permanent
12.36conservation easement for wildlife
13.1management purposes. A list of proposed
13.2shallow-lake enhancements and wetland
13.3restorations must be provided as part of the
13.4required accomplishment plan.
13.5
Subd. 5.Habitats
26,554,000
-0-
13.6
13.7
(a) Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor
Partnership - Phase III
13.8$1,617,000 the first year is to the
13.9commissioner of natural resources to acquire
13.10lands in fee and restore wildlife habitat in the
13.11Mississippi headwaters and for agreements as
13.12follows: $60,000 to the Mississippi
13.13Headwaters Board and $1,557,000 to The
13.14Trust for Public Land. $779,000 the first year
13.15is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources
13.16to acquire lands in permanent conservation
13.17easements and to restore wildlife habitat. Up
13.18to $59,000 to the Board of Water and Soil
13.19Resources is for establishing a monitoring and
13.20enforcement fund as approved in the
13.21accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
13.22Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
13.23list of proposed acquisitions must be included
13.24as part of the required accomplishment plan.
13.25
13.26
(b) Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic
North-Central Minnesota Lakes - Phase III
13.27$1,716,000 the first year is to the
13.28commissioner of natural resources to acquire
13.29land in permanent conservation easements to
13.30sustain healthy fish habitat on coldwater lakes
13.31in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, and Hubbard
13.32Counties for agreements as follows: $113,000
13.33to the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation
13.34and $1,603,000 to Minnesota Land Trust. Up
13.35to $120,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is for
13.36establishing a monitoring and enforcement
14.1fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
14.2and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
14.397A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
14.4conservation easements must be provided as
14.5part of the required accomplishment plan.
14.6
(c) Goose Prairie
14.7$600,000 the first year is to the commissioner
14.8of natural resources for an agreement with the
14.9Wild Rice Watershed District, in cooperation
14.10with the Department of Natural Resources, to
14.11enhance aquatic and upland habitat in and
14.12adjacent to the Goose Prairie Marsh Wildlife
14.13Management Area in Clay County. A list of
14.14proposed land enhancements must be provided
14.15as part of the required accomplishment plan.
14.16
14.17
14.18
(d) Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish
Habitat Enhancement and Restoration - Phase
IX
14.19$2,403,000 the first year is to the
14.20commissioner of natural resources for an
14.21agreement with Minnesota Trout Unlimited
14.22to restore or enhance habitat for trout and other
14.23species in and along coldwater rivers, lakes,
14.24and streams in Minnesota. A list of proposed
14.25restorations and enhancements must be
14.26provided as part of the required
14.27accomplishment plan.
14.28
(e) DNR Stream Habitat - Phase II
14.29$2,166,000 the first year is to the
14.30commissioner of natural resources to restore
14.31and enhance habitat in degraded streams and
14.32critical aquatic-species habitat and to facilitate
14.33fish passage. A list of proposed land
14.34restorations and enhancements must be
14.35provided as part of the required
14.36accomplishment plan.
15.1
15.2
(f) St. Louis River Restoration Initiative - Phase
IV
15.3$3,392,000 the first year is to the
15.4commissioner of natural resources to restore
15.5aquatic habitats in the St. Louis River estuary.
15.6Of this appropriation, up to $226,000 is for an
15.7agreement with Minnesota Land Trust. A list
15.8of proposed restorations must be provided as
15.9part of the required accomplishment plan.
15.10
15.11
(g) Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat
Restoration Program - Phase VI
15.12$1,779,000 the first year is to the
15.13commissioner of natural resources for an
15.14agreement with the Shell Rock River
15.15Watershed District to acquire land in fee and
15.16restore and enhance aquatic habitat in the Shell
15.17Rock River watershed. A list of proposed
15.18acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements
15.19must be provided as part of the required
15.20accomplishment plan.
15.21
(h) Lake Wakanda Enhancement Project
15.22$921,000 the first year is to the commissioner
15.23of natural resources for an agreement with
15.24Kandiyohi County to enhance aquatic habitat
15.25in and adjacent to Lake Wakanda in Kandiyohi
15.26County. A list of proposed land enhancements
15.27must be provided as part of the required
15.28accomplishment plan.
15.29
(i) Wolverton Creek Habitat Restoration
15.30$1,877,000 the first year is to the
15.31commissioner of natural resources for an
15.32agreement with the Buffalo-Red River
15.33Watershed District to acquire permanent
15.34conservation easements and restore and
15.35enhance aquatic and upland habitat associated
15.36with Wolverton Creek in the Buffalo-Red
16.1River watershed. A list of proposed
16.2acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements
16.3must be provided as part of the required
16.4accomplishment plan.
16.5
16.6
16.7
(j) Conservation Partners Legacy Grant
Program: Statewide and Metro Habitat - Phase
IX
16.8$9,294,000 the first year is to the
16.9commissioner of natural resources for a
16.10program to provide competitive matching
16.11grants of up to $400,000 to local, regional,
16.12state, and national organizations for enhancing,
16.13restoring, or protecting forests, wetlands,
16.14prairies, or habitat for fish, game, or wildlife
16.15in Minnesota. Of this amount, up to
16.16$2,660,000 is for grants in the seven-county
16.17metropolitan area and cities with a population
16.18of 50,000 or greater. Grants must not be made
16.19for activities required to fulfill the duties of
16.20owners of lands subject to conservation
16.21easements. Grants must not be for projects
16.22that have a total project cost exceeding
16.23$575,000. Of the total appropriation, $634,000
16.24may be spent for personnel costs and other
16.25direct and necessary administrative costs.
16.26Grantees may acquire land or interests in land.
16.27Easements must be permanent. Grants may
16.28not be used to establish easement stewardship
16.29accounts. Land acquired in fee must be open
16.30to hunting and fishing during the open season
16.31unless otherwise provided by law. The
16.32program must require a match of at least ten
16.33percent from nonstate sources for all grants.
16.34The match may be cash or in-kind resources.
16.35For grant applications of $25,000 or less, the
16.36commissioner must provide a separate,
17.1simplified application process. Subject to
17.2Minnesota Statutes, the commissioner must,
17.3when evaluating projects of equal value, give
17.4priority to organizations that have a history of
17.5receiving or a charter to receive private
17.6contributions for local conservation or habitat
17.7projects. If acquiring land in fee or a
17.8conservation easement, priority must be given
17.9to projects associated with or within one mile
17.10of existing wildlife management areas under
17.11Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
17.12subdivision 8; scientific and natural areas
17.13under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033 and
17.1486A.05, subdivision 5; or aquatic management
17.15areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections
17.1686A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02. All
17.17restoration or enhancement projects must be
17.18on land permanently protected by a permanent
17.19covenant ensuring perpetual maintenance and
17.20protection of restored and enhanced habitat,
17.21by a conservation easement, or by public
17.22ownership, or must be in public waters as
17.23defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
17.24103G.005, subdivision 15. Priority must be
17.25given to restoration and enhancement projects
17.26on public lands. Minnesota Statutes, section
17.2797A.056, subdivision 13, applies to grants
17.28awarded under this paragraph. This
17.29appropriation is available until June 30, 2021.
17.30No less than five percent of the amount of each
17.31grant must be held back from reimbursement
17.32until the grant recipient has completed a grant
17.33accomplishment report by the deadline and in
17.34the form prescribed by and satisfactory to the
17.35Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. The
17.36commissioner must provide notice of the grant
18.1program in the game and fish law summary
18.2prepared under Minnesota Statutes, section
18.397A.051, subdivision 2.
18.4
Subd. 6.Administration
879,000
585,000
18.5
(a) Contract Management
18.6$150,000 the first year is to the commissioner
18.7of natural resources for contract management
18.8duties assigned in this section. The
18.9commissioner must provide an
18.10accomplishment plan in the form specified by
18.11the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
18.12for expending this appropriation. The
18.13accomplishment plan must include a copy of
18.14the grant contract template and reimbursement
18.15manual. No money may be expended before
18.16the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
18.17approves the accomplishment plan.
18.18
(b) Legislative Coordinating Commission
18.19$571,000 the first year and $578,000 the
18.20second year is to the Legislative Coordinating
18.21Commission for Lessard-Sams Outdoor
18.22Heritage Council administrative expenses and
18.23for compensating and reimbursing expenses
18.24of council members. This appropriation is
18.25available until June 30, 2019. Minnesota
18.26Statutes, section 16A.281, applies to this
18.27appropriation.
18.28
(c) Technical Evaluation Panel
18.29$150,000 the first year is to the commissioner
18.30of natural resources for a technical evaluation
18.31panel to conduct up to 20 restoration and
18.32enhancement evaluations under Minnesota
18.33Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 10.
18.34
(d) Legacy Website
19.1$8,000 the first year and $7,000 the second
19.2year are to the Legislative Coordinating
19.3Commission for the website required in
19.4Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision
19.510.
19.6
Subd. 7.Appropriation Availability
19.7Money appropriated in this section may not
19.8be spent on activities unless they are directly
19.9related to and necessary for a specific
19.10appropriation and are specified in the
19.11accomplishment plan approved by the
19.12Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
19.13Money appropriated in this section must not
19.14be spent on indirect costs or other institutional
19.15overhead charges that are not directly related
19.16to and necessary for a specific appropriation.
19.17Unless otherwise provided, the amounts in
19.18this section are available until June 30, 2020.
19.19For acquiring real property, the amounts in
19.20this section are available until June 30, 2021,
19.21if a binding agreement with a landowner or
19.22purchase agreement is entered into by June
19.2330, 2020, and closed no later than June 30,
19.242021. Appropriations for restoration or
19.25enhancement are available until June 30, 2022,
19.26or five years after acquisition, whichever is
19.27later, so that initial restoration or enhancement
19.28work can be completed. If a project receives
19.29at least 15 percent of its funding from federal
19.30funds, the appropriation period may be
19.31extended to equal the availability of federal
19.32funding to a maximum of six years, provided
19.33the federal funding was confirmed and
19.34included in the first draft accomplishment
19.35plan. Money appropriated for fee title
19.36acquisition of land may be used to restore,
20.1enhance, and provide for public use of the land
20.2acquired with the appropriation. Public use
20.3facilities must have no more than a minimal
20.4impact on habitat in acquired lands.
20.5
20.6
Subd. 8.Payment Conditions and Capital
Equipment Expenditures
20.7All agreements referred to in this section must
20.8be administered on a reimbursement basis
20.9unless otherwise provided in this section.
20.10Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
20.1116A.41, expenditures directly related to each
20.12appropriation's purpose made on or after July
20.131, 2017, or the date of accomplishment plan
20.14approval, whichever is later, are eligible for
20.15reimbursement unless otherwise provided in
20.16this section. For the purposes of administering
20.17appropriations and legislatively authorized
20.18agreements paid out of the outdoor heritage
20.19fund, an expense must be considered
20.20reimbursable by the administering agency
20.21when the recipient presents the agency with
20.22an invoice or binding agreement with the
20.23landowner and the recipient attests that the
20.24goods have been received or the landowner
20.25agreement is binding. Periodic reimbursement
20.26must be made upon receiving documentation
20.27that the items articulated in the
20.28accomplishment plan approved by the
20.29Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council have
20.30been achieved, including partial achievements
20.31as evidenced by progress reports approved by
20.32the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
20.33Reasonable amounts may be advanced to
20.34projects to accommodate cash-flow needs,
20.35support future management of acquired lands,
20.36or match a federal share. The advances must
21.1be approved as part of the accomplishment
21.2plan. Capital equipment expenditures for
21.3specific items over $10,000 must be itemized
21.4in and approved as part of the accomplishment
21.5plan.
21.6
Subd. 9.Mapping
21.7Each direct recipient of money appropriated
21.8in this section, as well as each recipient of a
21.9grant awarded pursuant to this section, must
21.10provide geographic information to the
21.11Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council for
21.12mapping any lands acquired in fee with money
21.13appropriated in this section and open to public
21.14taking of fish and game. The commissioner
21.15of natural resources must include the lands
21.16acquired in fee with money appropriated in
21.17this section on maps showing public recreation
21.18opportunities. Maps must include information
21.19on and acknowledgment of the outdoor
21.20heritage fund, including a notation of any
21.21restrictions.

21.22    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.056, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
21.23    Subdivision 1. Outdoor heritage fund. (a) An outdoor heritage fund, under article XI,
21.24section 15, of the Minnesota Constitution, is established as an account in the state treasury.
21.25All money earned by the outdoor heritage fund must be credited to the fund. At least 99
21.26percent of the money appropriated from the fund must be expended to restore, protect, and
21.27enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife. Money
21.28appropriated from the outdoor heritage fund shall not be spent to acquire property by eminent
21.29domain unless the owner requests that the owner's property be acquired by eminent domain.
21.30(b) Land and interests in land acquired with money from the outdoor heritage fund must
21.31comply in all respects with the Minnesota Constitution. All determinations for fee title land
21.32acquisition must be based on benefiting all Minnesotans as the outdoor heritage fund is
21.33dedicated for all Minnesotans. Lands acquired in fee with appropriations from the outdoor
21.34heritage fund must be open to the public taking of fish and game, unless otherwise provided
22.1by law, which is a valued part of our heritage that shall be forever preserved for the people
22.2and shall be managed by law and regulation for the public good in the same manner as lands
22.3owned by the state. On lands acquired in fee by appropriation from the outdoor heritage
22.4fund, the right of the people to take fish and game shall not be infringed or impaired by lack
22.5of access, lack of opportunity, diminished quality, or as a result of special or exclusive
22.6privilege that does not benefit all Minnesotans.

22.7    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.056, subdivision 15, is amended to read:
22.8    Subd. 15. Land acquisition restrictions. (a) An interest in real property, including, but
22.9not limited to, an easement or fee title, that is acquired with money appropriated from the
22.10outdoor heritage fund must be used in perpetuity or for the specific term of an easement
22.11interest for the purpose for which the appropriation was made, including the provisions of
22.12article XI, section 15; and article XIII, section 12, of the Minnesota Constitution to restore,
22.13protect, and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife for
22.14the benefit of all Minnesotans, and with regard to fee title acquisition to be open to the
22.15public taking of fish and game during the open season, unless otherwise provided by law,
22.16for the public good and the right of the public to take game and fish on these lands shall not
22.17be impaired or diminished in quality or experience directly or indirectly. The ownership of
22.18the interest in real property transfers to the state if: (1) the holder of the interest in real
22.19property fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the grant agreement or
22.20accomplishment plan; or (2) restrictions are placed on the land that preclude its use for the
22.21intended purpose as specified in the appropriation; or (3) the right of the people for the
22.22benefit of all Minnesotans on land acquired in fee to take fish and game during the open
22.23season as provided by law is impaired, restricted, or quality diminished by lack of access,
22.24or grant of special or exclusive privilege or franchise or otherwise.
22.25(b) A recipient of funding that acquires an interest in real property subject to this
22.26subdivision may not alter the intended use of the interest in real property or convey any
22.27interest in the real property acquired with the appropriation without the prior review and
22.28approval of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council or its successor. The council shall
22.29notify the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions
22.30with jurisdiction over the outdoor heritage fund at least 15 business days before approval
22.31under this paragraph. The council shall establish procedures to review requests from
22.32recipients to alter the use of or convey an interest in real property. These procedures shall
22.33allow for the replacement of the interest in real property with another interest in real property
22.34meeting the following criteria:
23.1(1) the interest must be at least equal in fair market value, as certified by the commissioner
23.2of natural resources, to the interest being replaced; and
23.3(2) the interest must be in a reasonably equivalent location and have a reasonably
23.4equivalent useful conservation purpose compared to the interest being replaced, taking into
23.5consideration all effects from fragmentation of the whole habitat.
23.6(c) A recipient of funding who acquires an interest in real property under paragraph (a)
23.7must separately record a notice of funding restrictions in the appropriate local government
23.8office where the conveyance of the interest in real property is filed. The notice of funding
23.9agreement must contain:
23.10(1) a legal description of the interest in real property covered by the funding agreement;
23.11(2) a reference to the underlying funding agreement;
23.12(3) a reference to this section; and
23.13(4) the following statement: "This interest in real property shall be administered in
23.14accordance with the terms, conditions, and purposes of the grant agreement controlling the
23.15acquisition of the property. The interest in real property, or any portion of the interest in
23.16real property, shall not be sold, transferred, pledged, or otherwise disposed of or further
23.17encumbered without obtaining the prior written approval of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor
23.18Heritage Council or its successor. The ownership of the interest in real property transfers
23.19to the state if: (1) the holder of the interest in real property fails to comply with the terms
23.20and conditions of the grant agreement or accomplishment plan; or (2) restrictions are placed
23.21on the land that preclude its use for the intended purpose as specified in the appropriation;
23.22or (3) the right to take fish and game during the open season as provided by law is impaired,
23.23restricted, or quality diminished by lack of access or grant of special or exclusive privilege
23.24or franchise or otherwise."

23.25    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.056, is amended by adding a subdivision to
23.26read:
23.27    Subd. 22. Revenues. (a) A recipient must disclose to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage
23.28Council and the commissioner all revenues that are received by the recipient before the
23.29availability of the appropriation ends and that are generated from activities on land acquired
23.30in fee title or easement, restored, or enhanced with money from the outdoor heritage fund.
23.31The revenues must be disclosed to the council and commissioner no later than 60 days after
23.32the availability of the appropriation ends.
23.33(b) For all revenues disclosed under paragraph (a), a recipient must:
24.1(1) use the revenues to protect, restore, or enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, or habitat
24.2for fish, game, or wildlife according to the appropriation purposes and the approved
24.3accomplishment plan;
24.4(2) use the revenues for other purposes as approved in the accomplishment plan by the
24.5Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council; or
24.6(3) transfer the revenues to the outdoor heritage fund no later than 60 days after the
24.7availability of the appropriation ends, unless otherwise approved by the council.
24.8(c) Paragraph (b), clause (3), does not apply to the state and its departments and agencies.

24.9    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.056, is amended by adding a subdivision to
24.10read:
24.11    Subd. 23. Maximum appropriation. No more than 95 percent of the projected balance
24.12in the outdoor heritage fund may be appropriated in a fiscal year.

24.13    Sec. 7. Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as
24.14amended by Laws 2016, chapter 172, article 1, section 5, is amended to read:
24.15
Subd. 2.Prairies
40,948,000
-0-
24.16
24.17
24.18
(a) DNR Wildlife Management Area and
Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition - Phase
VII
24.19$4,570,000 in the first year is to the
24.20commissioner of natural resources to acquire
24.21land in fee for wildlife management purposes
24.22under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
24.23subdivision 8
, and to acquire land in fee for
24.24scientific and natural area purposes under
24.25Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
24.26subdivision 5
. Subject to evaluation criteria
24.27in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
24.28must be given to acquisition of lands that are
24.29eligible for the native prairie bank under
24.30Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
24.31adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
24.32proposed land and permanent conservation
25.1easement acquisitions must be provided as
25.2part of the required accomplishment plan.
25.3
25.4
(b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition - Phase VII
25.5$7,452,000 in the first year is to the
25.6commissioner of natural resources for an
25.7agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
25.8land in fee for wildlife management area
25.9purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
25.1086A.05, subdivision 8 . Subject to evaluation
25.11criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
25.12priority must be given to acquisition of lands
25.13that are eligible for the native prairie bank
25.14under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or
25.15lands adjacent to protected native prairie. A
25.16list of proposed land acquisitions must be
25.17provided as part of the required
25.18accomplishment plan.
25.19
25.20
(c) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase
VI
25.21$4,032,000 in the first year is to the
25.22commissioner of natural resources for an
25.23agreement with The Nature Conservancy to
25.24acquire native prairie, wetlands, and savanna
25.25and restore and enhance grasslands, wetlands,
25.26and savanna. Subject to evaluation criteria in
25.27Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
25.28must be given to acquisition of lands that are
25.29eligible for the native prairie bank under
25.30Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
25.31adjacent to protected native prairie. Annual
25.32income statements and balance sheets for
25.33income and expenses from land acquired with
25.34this appropriation must be submitted to the
25.35Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council no
25.36later than 180 days following the close of The
26.1Nature Conservancy's fiscal year. A list of
26.2proposed land acquisitions must be provided
26.3as part of the required accomplishment plan
26.4and must be consistent with the priorities
26.5identified in the Minnesota Prairie
26.6Conservation Plan.
26.7
26.8
(d) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife
Refuge Land Acquisition - Phase VI
26.9$3,430,000 in the first year is to the
26.10commissioner of natural resources for an
26.11agreement with The Nature Conservancy in
26.12cooperation with the United States Fish and
26.13Wildlife Service to acquire land in fee or
26.14permanent conservation easements within the
26.15Northern Tallgrass Prairie Habitat Preservation
26.16Area in western Minnesota for addition to the
26.17Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife
26.18Refuge. Subject to evaluation criteria in
26.19Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
26.20must be given to acquisition of lands that are
26.21eligible for the native prairie bank under
26.22Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
26.23adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
26.24proposed land acquisitions must be provided
26.25as part of the required accomplishment plan
26.26and must be consistent with the priorities in
26.27the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.
26.28
26.29
(e) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection
- Phase IV
26.30$3,740,000 in the first year is to the
26.31commissioner of natural resources to
26.32implement the Minnesota Prairie Conservation
26.33Plan through the acquisition of permanent
26.34conservation easements to protect native
26.35prairie and grasslands. Up to $165,000 is for
26.36establishing monitoring and enforcement funds
27.1as approved in the accomplishment plan and
27.2subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
27.397A.056, subdivision 17 . Subject to evaluation
27.4criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
27.5priority must be given to acquisition of lands
27.6that are eligible for the native prairie bank
27.7under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or
27.8lands adjacent to protected native prairie. A
27.9list of permanent conservation easements must
27.10be provided as part of the final report.
27.11
27.12
(f) Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water -
Phase V
27.13$4,544,000 in the first year is to the Board of
27.14Water and Soil Resources to acquire
27.15permanent conservation easements to protect
27.16and enhance habitat by expanding the clean
27.17water fund riparian buffer program for at least
27.18equal wildlife benefits from buffers on private
27.19land. Up to $72,500 $728,000 is for
27.20establishing a monitoring and enforcement
27.21fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
27.22and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
27.2397A.056, subdivision 17 . A list of permanent
27.24conservation easements must be provided as
27.25part of the final report.
27.26
27.27
(g) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase V
27.28$1,380,000 in the first year is to the
27.29commissioner of natural resources for an
27.30agreement with The Trust for Public Land to
27.31acquire and restore lands in the Cannon River
27.32watershed for wildlife management purposes
27.33under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
27.34subdivision 8
. Subject to evaluation criteria
27.35in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
27.36must be given to acquisition of lands that are
28.1eligible for the native prairie bank under
28.2Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
28.3adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
28.4proposed land acquisitions must be provided
28.5as part of the required accomplishment plan.
28.6
28.7
(h) Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the
Southern Red River Valley
28.8$1,800,000 in the first year is to the
28.9commissioner of natural resources for an
28.10agreement with Pheasants Forever in
28.11cooperation with the Minnesota Prairie
28.12Chicken Society to acquire and restore lands
28.13in the southern Red River Valley for wildlife
28.14management purposes under Minnesota
28.15Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, or for
28.16designation and management as waterfowl
28.17production areas in Minnesota, in cooperation
28.18with the United States Fish and Wildlife
28.19Service. A list of proposed land acquisitions
28.20must be provided as part of the required
28.21accomplishment plan.
28.22
28.23
(i) Protecting and Restoring Minnesota's
Important Bird Areas
28.24$1,730,000 in the first year is to the
28.25commissioner of natural resources for
28.26agreements to acquire conservation easements
28.27within important bird areas identified in the
28.28Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan, to be
28.29used as follows: $408,000 is to Audubon
28.30Minnesota and $1,322,000 is to Minnesota
28.31Land Trust, of which up to $100,000 is for
28.32establishing monitoring and enforcement funds
28.33as approved in the accomplishment plan and
28.34subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
28.3597A.056, subdivision 17 . A list of permanent
29.1conservation easements must be provided as
29.2part of the final report.
29.3
29.4
(j) Wild Rice River Corridor Habitat
Restoration
29.5$2,270,000 in the first year is to the
29.6commissioner of natural resources for an
29.7agreement with the Wild Rice Watershed
29.8District to acquire land in fee and permanent
29.9conservation easement and to `restore river
29.10and related habitat in the Wild Rice River
29.11corridor. A list of proposed acquisitions and
29.12restorations must be provided as part of the
29.13required accomplishment plan.
29.14
29.15
(k) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and
Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase VII
29.16$4,880,000 in the first year is to the
29.17commissioner of natural resources to
29.18accelerate the restoration and enhancement of
29.19prairie communities on wildlife management
29.20areas, scientific and natural areas, state forest
29.21land, and land under native prairie bank
29.22easements. A list of proposed land restorations
29.23and enhancements must be provided as part
29.24of the required accomplishment plan.
29.25
29.26
(l) Enhanced Public Land Grasslands - Phase
II
29.27$1,120,000 in the first year is to the
29.28commissioner of natural resources for an
29.29agreement with Pheasants Forever to enhance
29.30and restore habitat on public lands. A list of
29.31proposed land restorations and enhancements
29.32must be provided as part of the final report.
29.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2015.

29.34    Sec. 8. Laws 2016, chapter 172, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
29.35
Subd. 2.Prairies
-0-
31,000,000
30.1
30.2
30.3
(a) DNR Wildlife Management Area and
Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition - Phase
VIII
30.4$3,250,000 the second year is to the
30.5commissioner of natural resources to acquire
30.6land in fee for wildlife management purposes
30.7under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
30.8subdivision 8
, and to acquire land in fee for
30.9scientific and natural area purposes under
30.10Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
30.11subdivision 5
. Subject to evaluation criteria
30.12in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
30.13must be given to acquisition of lands that are
30.14eligible for the native prairie bank under
30.15Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
30.16adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
30.17proposed land acquisitions must be provided
30.18as part of the required accomplishment plan.
30.19
30.20
(b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition - Phase VIII
30.21$5,229,000 the second year is to the
30.22commissioner of natural resources for an
30.23agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
30.24in fee and restore lands for wildlife
30.25management area purposes under Minnesota
30.26Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.
30.27Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
30.28Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
30.29to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the
30.30native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
30.31section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
30.32native prairie. A list of proposed land
30.33acquisitions must be provided as part of the
30.34required accomplishment plan.
30.35
30.36
(c) Martin County/Fox Lake Wildlife
Management Area Acquisition
31.1$1,000,000 the second year is to the
31.2commissioner of natural resources for an
31.3agreement with Fox Lake Conservation
31.4League, Inc. to acquire land in fee and restore
31.5strategic prairie grassland, wetland, and other
31.6wildlife habitat for wildlife management area
31.7purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
31.886A.05, subdivision 8 . A list of proposed
31.9acquisitions must be provided as part of the
31.10required accomplishment plan.
31.11
31.12
(d) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife
Refuge Land Acquisition - Phase VII
31.13$2,754,000 the second year is to the
31.14commissioner of natural resources for an
31.15agreement with The Nature Conservancy in
31.16cooperation with the United States Fish and
31.17Wildlife Service to acquire land in fee or
31.18permanent conservation easements and restore
31.19lands within the Northern Tallgrass Prairie
31.20Habitat Preservation Area in western
31.21Minnesota for addition to the Northern
31.22Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.
31.23Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
31.24Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
31.25to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the
31.26native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
31.27section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
31.28native prairie. A list of proposed land
31.29acquisitions must be provided as part of the
31.30required accomplishment plan and must be
31.31consistent with the priorities in the Minnesota
31.32Prairie Conservation Plan.
31.33
31.34
(e) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase VI
31.35$583,000 the second year is to the
31.36commissioner of natural resources for an
32.1agreement with The Trust for Public Land to
32.2acquire land in fee and restore lands in the
32.3Cannon River watershed for wildlife
32.4management purposes under Minnesota
32.5Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.
32.6Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
32.7Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
32.8to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the
32.9native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
32.10section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
32.11native prairie. A list of proposed land
32.12acquisitions must be provided as part of the
32.13required accomplishment plan.
32.14
32.15
(f) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection
- Phase V
32.16$2,541,000 the second year is to the
32.17commissioner of natural resources to
32.18implement the Minnesota Prairie Conservation
32.19Plan through the acquisition of permanent
32.20conservation easements to protect and restore
32.21native prairie. Of this amount, up to $120,000
32.22is for establishing monitoring and enforcement
32.23funds as approved in the accomplishment plan
32.24and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
32.2597A.056, subdivision 17 . Subject to evaluation
32.26criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
32.27priority must be given to acquisition of lands
32.28that are eligible for the native prairie bank
32.29under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or
32.30lands adjacent to protected native prairie. A
32.31list of permanent conservation easements must
32.32be provided as part of the final report.
32.33
32.34
(g) Reinvest In Minnesota (RIM) Buffers for
Wildlife and Water - Phase VI
32.35$6,708,000 the second year is to the Board of
32.36Water and Soil Resources to acquire
33.1permanent conservation easements and restore
33.2habitat under Minnesota Statutes, section
33.3103F.515 , to protect, restore, and enhance
33.4habitat by expanding the clean water fund
33.5riparian buffer program for at least equal
33.6wildlife benefits from buffers on private land.
33.7Of this amount, up to $130,000 $1,079,000 is
33.8to establish a monitoring and enforcement
33.9fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
33.10and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
33.1197A.056, subdivision 17 . A list of permanent
33.12conservation easements must be provided as
33.13part of the final report.
33.14
33.15
(h) Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the
Southern Red River Valley - Phase II
33.16$2,269,000 the second year is to the
33.17commissioner of natural resources for an
33.18agreement with Pheasants Forever, in
33.19cooperation with the Minnesota Prairie
33.20Chicken Society, to acquire land in fee and
33.21restore and enhance lands in the southern Red
33.22River Valley for wildlife management
33.23purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
33.2486A.05, subdivision 8 , or for designation and
33.25management as waterfowl production areas
33.26in Minnesota, in cooperation with the United
33.27States Fish and Wildlife Service. Subject to
33.28evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part
33.296136.0900, priority must be given to
33.30acquisition of lands that are eligible for the
33.31native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
33.32section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
33.33native prairie. A list of proposed land
33.34acquisitions must be provided as part of the
33.35required accomplishment plan.
33.36
33.37
(i) Grassland Conservation Partnership - Phase
II
34.1$1,475,000 the second year is to the
34.2commissioner of natural resources for an
34.3agreement with The Conservation Fund, in
34.4cooperation with Minnesota Land Trust, to
34.5acquire permanent conservation easements
34.6and restore high priority grassland, prairie,
34.7and wetland habitats as follows: $64,000 to
34.8The Conservation Fund; and $1,411,000 to
34.9Minnesota Land Trust, of which up to
34.10$100,000 is for establishing a monitoring and
34.11enforcement fund, as approved in the
34.12accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
34.13Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.
34.14Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
34.15Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
34.16to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the
34.17native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
34.18section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
34.19native prairie. A list of proposed acquisitions
34.20must be provided as part of the required
34.21accomplishment plan and must be consistent
34.22with the priorities in the Minnesota Prairie
34.23Conservation Plan.
34.24
34.25
(j) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and
Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase VIII
34.26$3,983,000 the second year is to the
34.27commissioner of natural resources to
34.28accelerate restoration and enhancement of
34.29prairies, grasslands, and savannas on wildlife
34.30management areas, scientific and natural areas,
34.31native prairie bank land, and bluff prairies on
34.32state forest land in southeastern Minnesota. A
34.33list of proposed land restorations and
34.34enhancements must be provided as part of the
34.35required accomplishment plan.
34.36
34.37
(k) Anoka Sandplain Habitat Restoration and
Enhancement - Phase IV
35.1$1,208,000 the second year is to the
35.2commissioner of natural resources for
35.3agreements to restore and enhance wildlife
35.4habitat on public lands in Anoka, Isanti,
35.5Morrison, Sherburne, and Todd Counties as
35.6follows: $93,000 to Anoka Conservation
35.7District; $25,000 to Isanti County Parks and
35.8Recreation Department; $813,000 to Great
35.9River Greening; and $277,000 to the National
35.10Wild Turkey Federation. A list of proposed
35.11land restorations and enhancements must be
35.12provided as part of the required
35.13accomplishment plan.
35.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

35.15    Sec. 9. Laws 2016, chapter 172, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
35.16
Subd. 4.Wetlands
-0-
31,055,000
35.17
35.18
(a) Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area
Acquisition - Phase VIII
35.19$5,650,000 the second year is to the
35.20commissioner of natural resources for an
35.21agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
35.22in fee and restore and enhance wetlands and
35.23grasslands to be designated and managed as
35.24waterfowl production areas in Minnesota, in
35.25cooperation with the United States Fish and
35.26Wildlife Service. A list of proposed land
35.27acquisitions must be provided as part of the
35.28required accomplishment plan.
35.29
35.30
(b) Shallow Lake and Wetland Protection
Program - Phase V
35.31$5,801,000 the second year is to the
35.32commissioner of natural resources for an
35.33agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire
35.34in fee and restore prairie lands, wetlands, and
35.35land buffering shallow lakes for wildlife
36.1management purposes under Minnesota
36.2Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8. A list
36.3of proposed acquisitions must be provided as
36.4part of the required accomplishment plan.
36.5
(c) RIM Wetlands Partnership - Phase VII
36.6$13,808,000 the second year is to the Board
36.7of Water and Soil Resources to acquire lands
36.8in permanent conservation easements and to
36.9restore wetlands and native grassland habitat
36.10under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515.
36.11Of this amount, up to $195,000 $410,000 is
36.12to establish a monitoring and enforcement
36.13fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
36.14and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
36.1597A.056, subdivision 17 . A list of permanent
36.16conservation easements must be provided as
36.17part of the final report.
36.18
36.19
(d) Wetland Habitat Protection Program - Phase
II
36.20$1,629,000 the second year is to the
36.21commissioner of natural resources for an
36.22agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
36.23acquire permanent conservation easements in
36.24high-priority wetland habitat complexes in the
36.25prairie and forest/prairie transition regions. Of
36.26this amount, up to $180,000 is to establish a
36.27monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved
36.28in the accomplishment plan and subject to
36.29Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
36.30subdivision 17
. A list of proposed easement
36.31acquisitions must be provided as part of the
36.32final report.
36.33
36.34
(e) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetlands
Enhancement - Phase VIII
36.35$2,167,000 the second year is to the
36.36commissioner of natural resources to enhance
37.1and restore shallow lakes and wetland habitat
37.2statewide. A list of proposed land restorations
37.3and enhancements must be provided as part
37.4of the required accomplishment plan.
37.5
(f) Marsh Lake - Phase II
37.6$2,000,000 the second year is to the
37.7commissioner of natural resources to modify
37.8the dam at Marsh Lake for improved habitat
37.9management and to return the historic outlet
37.10of the Pomme de Terre River to Lac Qui Parle.
37.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

37.12    Sec. 10. REPEALER.
37.13Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.056, subdivision 8, is repealed.

37.14ARTICLE 2
37.15CLEAN WATER FUND

37.16
Section 1. CLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
37.17The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
37.18and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the clean water
37.19fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under the
37.20Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2018" and "2019" used in this
37.21article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending
37.22June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2018. "The
37.23second year" is fiscal year 2019. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The
37.24appropriations in this article are onetime.
37.25
APPROPRIATIONS
37.26
Available for the Year
37.27
Ending June 30
37.28
2018
2019

37.29
Sec. 2. CLEAN WATER
37.30
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
100,497,000
$
111,116,000
38.1The amounts that may be spent for each
38.2purpose are specified in the following sections.
38.3
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
38.4Money appropriated in this article may not be
38.5spent on activities unless they are directly
38.6related to and necessary for a specific
38.7appropriation. Money appropriated in this
38.8article must be spent in accordance with
38.9Minnesota Management and Budget's
38.10Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
38.11Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
38.12Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise
38.13specified in this article, fiscal year 2018
38.14appropriations are available until June 30,
38.152019, and fiscal year 2019 appropriations are
38.16available until June 30, 2020. If a project
38.17receives federal funds, the period of the
38.18appropriation is extended to equal the
38.19availability of federal funding.
38.20
Subd. 3.Disability Access
38.21Where appropriate, grant recipients of clean
38.22water funds, in consultation with the Council
38.23on Disability and other appropriate
38.24governor-appointed disability councils, boards,
38.25committees, and commissions, should make
38.26progress toward providing greater access to
38.27programs, print publications, and digital media
38.28for people with disabilities related to the
38.29programs the recipient funds using
38.30appropriations made in this article.

38.31
Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
$
8,208,000
$
9,208,000
38.32(a) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
38.33second year are to increase monitoring for
38.34pesticides and pesticide degradates in surface
39.1water and groundwater and to use data
39.2collected to assess pesticide use practices.
39.3(b) $2,085,000 the first year and $2,086,000
39.4the second year are for monitoring and
39.5evaluating trends in the concentration of
39.6nitrate in groundwater in areas vulnerable to
39.7groundwater degradation; promoting,
39.8developing, and evaluating regional and
39.9crop-specific nutrient best management
39.10practices; assessing best management practice
39.11adoption; education and technical support from
39.12University of Minnesota Extension; grants to
39.13support agricultural demonstration and
39.14implementation activities; and other actions
39.15to protect groundwater from degradation from
39.16nitrate. This appropriation is available until
39.17June 30, 2022.
39.18(c) $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
39.19second year are for administering clean water
39.20funds managed through the agriculture best
39.21management practices loan program. Any
39.22unencumbered balance at the end of the second
39.23year shall be added to the corpus of the loan
39.24fund.
39.25(d) $1,125,000 the first year and $1,125,000
39.26the second year are for technical assistance,
39.27research, and demonstration projects on proper
39.28implementation of best management practices
39.29and more precise information on nonpoint
39.30contributions to impaired waters and for grants
39.31to support on-farm demonstration of
39.32agricultural practices. This appropriation is
39.33available until June 30, 2022.
39.34(e) $663,000 the first year and $662,000 the
39.35second year are for research to quantify and
40.1reduce agricultural contributions to impaired
40.2waters and for development and evaluation of
40.3best management practices to protect and
40.4restore water resources. This appropriation is
40.5available until June 30, 2022.
40.6(f) $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the
40.7second year are for a research inventory
40.8database containing water-related research
40.9activities. Costs for information technology
40.10development or support for this research
40.11inventory database may be paid to the Office
40.12of MN.IT Services. This appropriation is
40.13available until June 30, 2022.
40.14(g) $2,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000
40.15the second year are to implement the
40.16Minnesota agricultural water quality
40.17certification program statewide. Funds
40.18appropriated in this paragraph are available
40.19until June 30, 2021.
40.20(h) $110,000 the first year and $110,000 the
40.21second year are to provide funding for a
40.22regional irrigation water quality specialist
40.23through University of Minnesota Extension.
40.24(i) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
40.25second year are for grants to the Board of
40.26Regents of the University of Minnesota to
40.27fund the Forever Green Agriculture Initiative
40.28and to protect the state's natural resources
40.29while increasing the efficiency, profitability,
40.30and productivity of Minnesota farmers by
40.31incorporating perennial and winter-annual
40.32crops into existing agricultural practices. This
40.33appropriation is available until June 30, 2022.
41.1(j) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
41.2the second year are for pesticide testing of
41.3private wells where nitrate is detected, as part
41.4of the Township Testing Program. This
41.5appropriation is available until June 30, 2022.
41.6(k) A portion of the funds in this section may
41.7be used for programs to train state and local
41.8outreach staff in the intersection between
41.9agricultural economics and agricultural
41.10conservation.

41.11
Sec. 4. PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
$
7,125,000
$
10,125,000
41.12(a) $7,000,000 the first year and $10,000,000
41.13the second year are for the point source
41.14implementation grants program under
41.15Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.073. This
41.16appropriation is available until June 30, 2022.
41.17(b) $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
41.18second year are for small community
41.19wastewater treatment grants and loans under
41.20Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.075. This
41.21appropriation is available until June 30, 2022.
41.22(c) If there are any uncommitted funds at the
41.23end of each fiscal year under paragraph (a) or
41.24(b), the Public Facilities Authority may
41.25transfer the remaining funds to eligible
41.26projects under any of the programs listed in
41.27this section based on their priority rank on the
41.28Pollution Control Agency's project priority
41.29list.

41.30
Sec. 5. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
$
26,835,000
$
27,722,000
41.31(a) $8,275,000 the first year and $8,275,000
41.32the second year are for completion of needed
41.33statewide assessments of surface water quality
42.1and trends according to Minnesota Statutes,
42.2chapter 114D. Of this amount, $125,000 the
42.3first year and $125,000 the second year are
42.4for grants to the Red River Watershed
42.5Management Board to enhance and expand
42.6the existing water quality and watershed
42.7monitoring river watch activities in the schools
42.8in the Red River of the North. The Red River
42.9Watershed Management Board shall provide
42.10a report to the commissioner of the Pollution
42.11Control Agency and the legislative committees
42.12and divisions with jurisdiction over
42.13environment and natural resources finance and
42.14policy and the clean water fund by February
42.1515, 2019, on the expenditure of this
42.16appropriation.
42.17(b) $9,904,000 the first year and $10,145,000
42.18the second year are to develop watershed
42.19restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS),
42.20which include total maximum daily load
42.21(TMDL) studies and TMDL implementation
42.22plans for waters listed on the United States
42.23Environmental Protection Agency approved
42.24impaired waters list in accordance with
42.25Minnesota Statutes, chapter 114D. The agency
42.26shall complete an average of ten percent of
42.27the TMDLs each year over the biennium.
42.28(c) $1,181,000 the first year and $1,182,000
42.29the second year are for groundwater
42.30assessment, including enhancing the ambient
42.31monitoring network, modeling, and evaluating
42.32trends, including the reassessment of
42.33groundwater that was assessed ten to 15 years
42.34ago and found to be contaminated.
43.1(d) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
43.2second year are for implementation of the St.
43.3Louis River System Area of Concern
43.4Remedial Action Plan. This appropriation
43.5must be matched at a rate of 65 percent
43.6nonstate money to 35 percent state money.
43.7(e) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
43.8the second year are for TMDL research and
43.9database development.
43.10(f) $900,000 the first year and $900,000 the
43.11second year are for national pollutant
43.12discharge elimination system wastewater and
43.13storm water TMDL implementation efforts.
43.14(g) $3,500,000 the first year and $3,745,000
43.15the second year are for enhancing the
43.16county-level delivery systems for subsurface
43.17sewage treatment system (SSTS) activities
43.18necessary to implement Minnesota Statutes,
43.19sections 115.55 and 115.56, for protection of
43.20groundwater, including base grants for all
43.21counties with SSTS programs and competitive
43.22grants to counties with specific plans to
43.23significantly reduce water pollution by
43.24reducing the number of systems that are an
43.25imminent threat to public health or safety or
43.26are otherwise failing. Counties that receive
43.27base grants must report the number of sewage
43.28noncompliant properties upgraded through
43.29SSTS replacement, connection to a centralized
43.30sewer system, or other means, including
43.31property abandonment or buy-out. Counties
43.32also must report the number of existing SSTS
43.33compliance inspections conducted in areas
43.34under county jurisdiction. These required
43.35reports are to be part of established annual
44.1reporting for SSTS programs. Counties that
44.2conduct SSTS inventories or those with an
44.3ordinance in place that requires an SSTS to
44.4be inspected as a condition of transferring
44.5property or as a condition of obtaining a local
44.6permit must be given priority for competitive
44.7grants under this paragraph. Of this amount,
44.8$1,000,000 each year is available to counties
44.9for grants to low-income landowners to
44.10address systems that pose an imminent threat
44.11to public health or safety or fail to protect
44.12groundwater. A grant awarded under this
44.13paragraph may not exceed $40,000 for the
44.14biennium. A county receiving a grant under
44.15this paragraph must submit a report to the
44.16agency listing the projects funded, including
44.17an account of the expenditures.
44.18(h) $275,000 the first year and $275,000 the
44.19second year are for accelerated implementation
44.20of MS4 permit requirements including
44.21additional technical assistance to
44.22municipalities experiencing difficulties
44.23understanding and implementing the basic
44.24requirements of the municipal storm water
44.25program.
44.26(i) $800,000 the first year and $1,200,000 the
44.27second year are for a grant program for
44.28sanitary sewer projects that are included in the
44.29draft or any updated Voyageurs National Park
44.30Clean Water Project Comprehensive Plan to
44.31restore the water quality of waters in
44.32Voyageurs National Park. Grants must be
44.33awarded to local government units for projects
44.34approved by the Voyageurs National Park
44.35Clean Water Joint Powers Board and must be
45.1matched by at least 25 percent from sources
45.2other than the clean water fund.
45.3(j) $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
45.4second year are for coordination with the state
45.5of Wisconsin and the National Park Service
45.6on comprehensive phosphorous reduction
45.7activities in the Minnesota portion of Lake St.
45.8Croix on the St. Croix River. The
45.9commissioner must work with the St. Croix
45.10Basin Water Resources Planning Team and
45.11the St. Croix River Association to implement
45.12the water monitoring and phosphorous
45.13reduction activities.
45.14(k) $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the
45.15second year are to support activities of the
45.16Clean Water Council according to Minnesota
45.17Statutes, section 114D.30, subdivision 1.
45.18(l) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
45.19section 16A.28, the appropriations in this
45.20section are available until June 30, 2022.

45.21
45.22
Sec. 6. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
$
8,550,000
$
8,550,000
45.23(a) $1,950,000 the first year and $1,950,000
45.24the second year are for stream flow
45.25monitoring.
45.26(b) $1,250,000 the first year and $1,250,000
45.27the second year are for lake Index of
45.28Biological Integrity (IBI) assessments.
45.29(c) $135,000 the first year and $135,000 the
45.30second year are for assessing mercury and
45.31other contaminants of fish, including
45.32monitoring to track the status of impaired
45.33waters over time.
46.1(d) $1,940,000 the first year and $1,940,000
46.2the second year are for developing targeted,
46.3science-based watershed restoration and
46.4protection strategies.
46.5(e) $1,375,000 the first year and $1,375,000
46.6the second year are for water supply planning,
46.7aquifer protection, and monitoring activities.
46.8(f) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
46.9the second year are for technical assistance to
46.10support local implementation of nonpoint
46.11source restoration and protection activities.
46.12(g) $675,000 the first year and $675,000 the
46.13second year are for applied research and tools,
46.14including watershed hydrologic modeling;
46.15maintaining and updating spatial data for
46.16watershed boundaries, streams, and water
46.17bodies and integrating high-resolution digital
46.18elevation data; and assessing effectiveness of
46.19forestry best management practices for water
46.20quality.
46.21(h) $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
46.22second year are for developing county
46.23geologic atlases.
46.24(i) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
46.25second year are for maintenance and updates
46.26to buffer maps and for technical guidance on
46.27buffer map interpretation to local units of
46.28government for implementation of buffer
46.29requirements. Maps must be provided to local
46.30units of government and made available to
46.31landowners on the Department of Natural
46.32Resources' Web site.

46.33
46.34
Sec. 7. BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
$
44,879,000
$
50,621,000
47.1(a) $4,875,000 the first year and $4,875,000
47.2the second year are for a pilot program to
47.3provide performance-based grants to local
47.4government units. The grants may be used to
47.5implement projects that protect, enhance, and
47.6restore surface water quality in lakes, rivers,
47.7and streams; protect groundwater from
47.8degradation; and protect drinking water
47.9sources. Projects must be identified in a
47.10comprehensive watershed plan developed
47.11under the One Watershed, One Plan or
47.12metropolitan surface water management
47.13frameworks or groundwater plans. Grant
47.14recipients must identify a nonstate match and
47.15may use other legacy funds to supplement
47.16projects funded under this paragraph.
47.17(b) $10,070,000 the first year and $13,812,000
47.18the second year are for grants to protect and
47.19restore surface water and drinking water; to
47.20keep water on the land; to protect, enhance,
47.21and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and
47.22streams; and to protect groundwater and
47.23drinking water, including feedlot water quality
47.24and subsurface sewage treatment system
47.25projects and stream bank, stream channel,
47.26shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization
47.27projects. The projects must use practices
47.28demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting
47.29public benefit, include a match, and be
47.30consistent with total maximum daily load
47.31(TMDL) implementation plans, watershed
47.32restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS),
47.33or local water management plans or their
47.34equivalents. A portion of these funds may be
47.35used to seek administrative efficiencies
48.1through shared resources by multiple local
48.2governmental units.
48.3(c) $4,000,000 the first year and $4,000,000
48.4the second year are for accelerated
48.5implementation, including local resource
48.6protection and enhancement grants and
48.7statewide program enhancements of
48.8supplements for technical assistance, citizen
48.9and community outreach, compliance, and
48.10training and certification.
48.11(d) $950,000 the first year and $950,000 the
48.12second year are to provide state oversight and
48.13accountability, evaluate results, provide
48.14implementation tools, and measure the value
48.15of conservation program implementation by
48.16local governments, including submission to
48.17the legislature by March 1 each
48.18even-numbered year a biennial report prepared
48.19by the board, in consultation with the
48.20commissioners of natural resources, health,
48.21agriculture, and the Pollution Control Agency,
48.22detailing the recipients, the projects funded
48.23under this section, and the amount of pollution
48.24reduced.
48.25(e) $2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000
48.26the second year are to provide assistance,
48.27oversight, and grants for supporting local
48.28governments in implementing and complying
48.29with riparian protection and excessive soil loss
48.30requirements.
48.31(f) $3,875,000 the first year and $5,875,000
48.32the second year are to restore or preserve
48.33permanent conservation on riparian buffers
48.34adjacent to lakes, rivers, streams, and
48.35tributaries, to keep water on the land in order
49.1to decrease sediment, pollutant, and nutrient
49.2transport; reduce hydrologic impacts to surface
49.3waters; and increase infiltration for
49.4groundwater recharge. This appropriation may
49.5be used for restoration of riparian buffers
49.6permanently protected by easements purchased
49.7with this appropriation or contracts to achieve
49.8permanent protection for riparian buffers or
49.9stream bank restorations when the riparian
49.10buffers have been restored. Up to $1,920,000
49.11is for deposit in a monitoring and enforcement
49.12account.
49.13(g) $1,750,000 the first year and $1,750,000
49.14the second year are for permanent
49.15conservation easements on wellhead protection
49.16areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
49.17103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), or for
49.18grants to local units of government for fee title
49.19acquisition to permanently protect
49.20groundwater supply sources on wellhead
49.21protection areas or for otherwise ensuring
49.22long-term protection of groundwater supply
49.23sources as described under alternative
49.24management tools in the Department of
49.25Agriculture's Nitrogen Fertilizer Management
49.26Plan, including low nitrogen cropping systems
49.27or implementing nitrogen fertilizer best
49.28management practices. Priority must be placed
49.29on land that is located where the vulnerability
49.30of the drinking water supply is designated as
49.31high or very high by the commissioner of
49.32health, where drinking water protection plans
49.33have identified specific activities that will
49.34achieve long-term protection, and on lands
49.35with expiring Conservation Reserve Program
50.1contracts. Up to $105,000 is for deposit in a
50.2monitoring and enforcement account.
50.3(h) $84,000 the first year and $84,000 the
50.4second year are for a technical evaluation
50.5panel to conduct ten restoration evaluations
50.6under Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50,
50.7subdivision 6.
50.8(i) $2,100,000 the first year and $2,100,000
50.9the second year are for assistance, oversight,
50.10and grants to local governments to transition
50.11local water management plans to a watershed
50.12approach as provided for in Minnesota
50.13Statutes, chapters 103B, 103C, 103D, and
50.14114D.
50.15(j) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
50.16second year are for technical assistance and
50.17grants for the conservation drainage program
50.18in consultation with the Drainage Work Group,
50.19coordinated under Minnesota Statutes, section
50.20103B.101, subdivision 13, that includes
50.21projects to improve multipurpose water
50.22management under Minnesota Statutes, section
50.23103E.015.
50.24(k) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
50.25the second year are to purchase and restore
50.26permanent conservation sites via easements
50.27or contracts to treat and store water on the land
50.28for water quality improvement purposes and
50.29related technical assistance. This work may
50.30be done in cooperation with the United States
50.31Department of Agriculture with a first priority
50.32use to accomplish a conservation reserve
50.33enhancement program, or equivalent, in the
50.34state. Up to $2,880,000 is for deposit in a
50.35monitoring and enforcement account.
51.1(l) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
51.2the second year are to purchase permanent
51.3conservation easements to protect lands
51.4adjacent to public waters with good water
51.5quality but threatened with degradation. Up
51.6to $60,000 is for deposit in a monitoring and
51.7enforcement account.
51.8(m) $425,000 the first year and $425,000 the
51.9second year are for a program to
51.10systematically collect data and produce
51.11county, watershed, and statewide estimates of
51.12soil erosion caused by water and wind along
51.13with tracking adoption of conservation
51.14measures, including cover crops, to address
51.15erosion.
51.16(n) $11,000,000 the first year and $11,000,000
51.17the second year are for payments to soil and
51.18water conservation districts for the purposes
51.19of Minnesota Statutes, sections 103C.321 and
51.20103C.331. From this appropriation, each soil
51.21and water conservation district shall receive
51.22an increase in its base funding of $100,000
51.23per year. Money remaining after the base
51.24increase is available for matching grants to
51.25soil and water conservation districts based on
51.26county allocations to soil and water
51.27conservation districts. The board and other
51.28agencies may reduce the amount of grants to
51.29a county by an amount equal to any reduction
51.30in the county's allocation to a soil and water
51.31conservation district from the county's
51.32previous year allocation when the board
51.33determines that the reduction was
51.34disproportionate.
52.1(o) The board shall contract for delivery of
52.2services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
52.3for restoration, maintenance, and other
52.4activities under this section for up to $500,000
52.5the first year and up to $500,000 the second
52.6year.
52.7(p) The board may shift grant or cost-share
52.8funds in this section and may adjust the
52.9technical and administrative assistance portion
52.10of the funds to leverage federal or other
52.11nonstate funds or to address oversight
52.12responsibilities or high-priority needs
52.13identified in local water management plans.
52.14(q) The board shall require grantees to specify
52.15the outcomes that will be achieved by the
52.16grants prior to any grant awards.
52.17(r) The appropriations in this section are
52.18available until June 30, 2022. Returned grant
52.19funds shall be regranted consistent with the
52.20purposes of this section.

52.21
Sec. 8. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
$
3,660,000
$
3,665,000
52.22(a) $1,100,000 the first year and $1,100,000
52.23the second year are for addressing public
52.24health concerns related to contaminants found
52.25in Minnesota drinking water for which no
52.26health-based drinking water standards exist,
52.27including accelerating the development of
52.28health risk limits and improving the capacity
52.29of the department's laboratory to analyze
52.30unregulated contaminants.
52.31(b) $1,900,000 the first year and $1,900,000
52.32the second year are for protection of drinking
52.33water sources.
53.1(c) $110,000 the first year and $115,000 the
53.2second year are for cost-share assistance to
53.3public and private well owners for up to 50
53.4percent of the cost of sealing unused wells.
53.5(d) $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
53.6second year are to develop and deliver
53.7groundwater restoration and protection
53.8strategies for use on a watershed scale for use
53.9in local water planning efforts and to provide
53.10resources to local governments for drinking
53.11water source protection activities.
53.12(e) $325,000 the first year and $325,000 the
53.13second year are for studying the occurrence
53.14and magnitude of contaminants in private
53.15wells and developing guidance and outreach
53.16to reduce risks to private-well owners.
53.17(f) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
53.18second year are for evaluating and addressing
53.19the risks from viruses in water supplies.
53.20(g) Unless otherwise specified, the
53.21appropriations in this section are available
53.22until June 30, 2021.

53.23
Sec. 9. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
1,225,000
$
1,225,000
53.24(a) $975,000 the first year and $975,000 the
53.25second year are to implement projects that
53.26address emerging drinking-water supply
53.27threats, provide cost-effective regional
53.28solutions, leverage interjurisdictional
53.29coordination, support local implementation of
53.30water supply reliability projects, and prevent
53.31degradation of groundwater resources in the
53.32metropolitan area. These projects will provide
53.33to communities:
54.1(1) potential solutions to leverage regional
54.2water use through use of surface water, storm
54.3water, wastewater, and groundwater;
54.4(2) an analysis of infrastructure requirements
54.5for different alternatives;
54.6(3) development of planning level cost
54.7estimates, including capital cost and operation
54.8cost;
54.9(4) identification of funding mechanisms and
54.10an equitable cost-sharing structure for
54.11regionally beneficial water supply
54.12development projects; and
54.13(5) development of subregional groundwater
54.14models.
54.15(b) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
54.16second year are for the water demand
54.17reduction grant program to encourage
54.18implementation of water demand reduction
54.19measures by municipalities in the metropolitan
54.20area to ensure the reliability and protection of
54.21drinking water supplies.

54.22
Sec. 10. LEGISLATURE
$
15,000
54.23$15,000 the first year is for the Legislative
54.24Coordinating Commission for the Web site
54.25required in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
54.26subdivision 10.

54.27    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 114D.50, is amended by adding a subdivision
54.28to read:
54.29    Subd. 7. Maximum appropriation. No more than 95 percent of the projected balance
54.30in the clean water fund may be appropriated in a fiscal year.

55.1ARTICLE 3
55.2PARKS AND TRAILS FUND

55.3
Section 1. PARKS AND TRAILS FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
55.4The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
55.5and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the parks and
55.6trails fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures
55.7"2018" and "2019" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are
55.8available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, respectively. "The first
55.9year" is fiscal year 2018. "The second year" is fiscal year 2019. "The biennium" is fiscal
55.10years 2018 and 2019. All appropriations in this article are onetime.
55.11
APPROPRIATIONS
55.12
Available for the Year
55.13
Ending June 30
55.14
2018
2019

55.15
Sec. 2. PARKS AND TRAILS
55.16
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
41,989,000
$
47,775,000
55.17The amounts that may be spent for each
55.18purpose are specified in the following sections.
55.19
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
55.20Money appropriated in this article may not be
55.21spent on activities unless they are directly
55.22related to and necessary for a specific
55.23appropriation. Money appropriated in this
55.24article must be spent in accordance with
55.25Minnesota Management and Budget's
55.26Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
55.27Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
55.28Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise
55.29specified in this article, fiscal year 2018
55.30appropriations are available until June 30,
55.312020, and fiscal year 2019 appropriations are
55.32available until June 30, 2021. If a project
55.33receives federal funds, the time period of the
56.1appropriation is extended to equal the
56.2availability of federal funding.
56.3
Subd. 3.Disability Access
56.4Where appropriate, grant recipients of parks
56.5and trails funds, in consultation with the
56.6Council on Disability and other appropriate
56.7governor-appointed disability councils, boards,
56.8committees, and commissions, should make
56.9progress toward providing greater access to
56.10programs, print publications, and digital media
56.11for people with disabilities related to the
56.12programs the recipient funds using
56.13appropriations made in this article.

56.14
56.15
Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
$
25,398,000
$
28,884,000
56.16(a) $16,584,000 the first year and $18,891,000
56.17the second year are for state parks, recreation
56.18areas, and trails to:
56.19(1) connect people to the outdoors;
56.20(2) acquire land and create opportunities;
56.21(3) maintain existing holdings; and
56.22(4) improve cooperation by coordinating with
56.23partners to implement the 25-year long-range
56.24parks and trails legacy plan.
56.25(b) $8,293,000 the first year and $9,445,000
56.26the second year are for grants for parks and
56.27trails of regional significance outside the
56.28seven-county metropolitan area under
56.29Minnesota Statutes, section 85.535. The grants
56.30awarded under this paragraph shall be based
56.31on the lists of recommended projects
56.32submitted to the legislative committees under
56.33Minnesota Statutes, section 85.536,
57.1subdivision 10, from the Greater Minnesota
57.2Regional Parks and Trails Commission
57.3established under Minnesota Statutes, section
57.485.536. Grants funded under this paragraph
57.5must support parks and trails of regional or
57.6statewide significance that meet the applicable
57.7definitions and criteria for regional parks and
57.8trails contained in the Greater Minnesota
57.9Regional Parks and Trails Strategic Plan
57.10adopted by the Greater Minnesota Regional
57.11Parks and Trails Commission on April 22,
57.122015. Grant recipients identified under this
57.13paragraph must submit a grant application to
57.14the commissioner of natural resources. Up to
57.152.5 percent of the appropriation may be used
57.16by the commissioner for the actual cost of
57.17issuing and monitoring the grants for the
57.18commission. Of the amount appropriated,
57.19$424,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $399,000 in
57.20fiscal year 2019 are for the Greater Minnesota
57.21Regional Parks and Trails Commission to
57.22carry out its duties under Minnesota Statutes,
57.23section 85.536, including the continued
57.24development of a statewide system plan for
57.25regional parks and trails outside the
57.26seven-county metropolitan area.
57.27(c) By January 15, 2018, the Greater
57.28Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
57.29Commission shall submit a list of projects that
57.30contains the commission's recommendations
57.31for funding from the parks and trails fund for
57.32fiscal year 2019 to the chairs and ranking
57.33minority members of the house of
57.34representatives and senate committees and
57.35divisions with jurisdiction over the
58.1environment and natural resources and the
58.2parks and trails fund.
58.3(d) By January 15, 2018, the Greater
58.4Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
58.5Commission shall submit a report that contains
58.6the commission's criteria for funding from the
58.7parks and trails fund, including the criteria
58.8used to determine if a park or trail is of
58.9regional significance, to the chairs and ranking
58.10minority members of the house of
58.11representatives and senate committees and
58.12divisions with jurisdiction over the
58.13environment and natural resources and the
58.14parks and trails fund.
58.15(e) $521,000 the first year and $548,000 the
58.16second year are for coordination and projects
58.17between the department, the Metropolitan
58.18Council, and the Greater Minnesota Regional
58.19Parks and Trails Commission; enhanced
58.20Web-based information for park and trail
58.21users; and support of activities of the Parks
58.22and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.
58.23(f) The commissioner shall contract for
58.24services with Conservation Corps Minnesota
58.25for restoration, maintenance, and other
58.26activities under this section for at least
58.27$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the
58.28second year.
58.29(g) The implementing agencies receiving
58.30appropriations under this section shall give
58.31consideration to contracting with Conservation
58.32Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance,
58.33and other activities.

58.34
Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
16,584,000
$
18,891,000
59.1(a) $16,584,000 the first year and $18,891,000
59.2the second year are for distribution according
59.3to Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53,
59.4subdivision 3.
59.5(b) Money appropriated under this section and
59.6distributed to implementing agencies must be
59.7used only to fund the list of projects approved
59.8by the elected representatives of each of the
59.9metropolitan parks implementing agencies.
59.10Projects funded by the money appropriated
59.11under this section must be substantially
59.12consistent with the project descriptions and
59.13dollar amounts approved by each elected body.
59.14Any funds remaining after completion of the
59.15listed projects may be spent by the
59.16implementing agencies on projects to support
59.17parks and trails.
59.18(c) Grant agreements entered into by the
59.19Metropolitan Council and recipients of money
59.20appropriated under this section must ensure
59.21that the funds are used to supplement and not
59.22substitute for traditional sources of funding.
59.23(d) The implementing agencies receiving
59.24appropriations under this section shall give
59.25consideration to contracting with Conservation
59.26Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance,
59.27and other activities.

59.28
Sec. 5. LEGISLATURE
$
7,000
59.29$7,000 the first year is for the Legislative
59.30Coordinating Commission for the Web site
59.31required in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
59.32subdivision 10.

60.1    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 85.53, is amended by adding a subdivision to
60.2read:
60.3    Subd. 6. Maximum appropriation. No more than 95 percent of the projected balance
60.4in the parks and trails fund may be appropriated in a fiscal year.

60.5    Sec. 7. SAUK RIVER REGIONAL PARK GRANT EXTENSION.
60.6The appropriation in Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section 3, paragraph (c), clause
60.7(9), from the parks and trails fund for trail enhancement, land acquisition, and other
60.8improvements at Sauk River Regional Park is available until June 30, 2022.
60.9EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from June 30, 2016.

60.10    Sec. 8. HYLAND-BUSH-ANDERSON LAKES REGIONAL PARK RESERVE
60.11GRANT EXTENSION.
60.12The appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 in Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3,
60.13section 4, paragraph (c), from the parks and trails fund for grants to the city of Bloomington
60.14to reconstruct parking lots at the Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Park Reserve are available
60.15until June 30, 2018.
60.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from June 30, 2016.

60.17    Sec. 9. ANOKA COUNTY AND DAKOTA COUNTY REALLOCATIONS.
60.18Notwithstanding Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section 4, paragraph (o), and Laws
60.192015, First Special Session chapter 2, article 3, section 4, paragraph (b):
60.20(1) Anoka County may allocate $438,000 of its share of the distribution for fiscal year
60.212017 funds under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53, subdivision 3, to Bunker Hills Regional
60.22Park in accordance with the most recent priority rankings that Anoka County has submitted
60.23to the Metropolitan Council; and
60.24(2) Dakota County may allocate $180,000 of its share of the distribution under Minnesota
60.25Statutes, section 85.53, subdivision 3, designated for the Vermillion River Regional
60.26Greenway to the phase 2 improvement to Whitetail Woods Regional Park in Dakota County.
60.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

61.1ARTICLE 4
61.2ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND

61.3
Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.
61.4The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the entities
61.5and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the arts and cultural
61.6heritage fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under
61.7the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2018" and "2019" used in
61.8this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal
61.9year ending June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year
61.102018. "The second year" is fiscal year 2019. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
61.11All appropriations in this article are onetime.
61.12
APPROPRIATIONS
61.13
Available for the Year
61.14
Ending June 30
61.15
2018
2019

61.16
Sec. 2. ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
61.17
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
57,331,000
$
66,033,000
61.18The amounts that may be spent for each
61.19purpose are specified in the following
61.20subdivisions.
61.21
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
61.22Money appropriated in this article may not be
61.23spent on activities unless they are directly
61.24related to and necessary for a specific
61.25appropriation. Money appropriated in this
61.26article must not be spent on indirect costs or
61.27other institutional overhead charges that are
61.28not directly related to and necessary for a
61.29specific appropriation. Notwithstanding
61.30Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless
61.31otherwise specified in this article, fiscal year
61.322018 appropriations are available until June
61.3330, 2019, and fiscal year 2019 appropriations
61.34are available until June 30, 2020. If a project
62.1receives federal funds, the time period of the
62.2appropriation is extended to equal the
62.3availability of federal funding.
62.4Any unencumbered balance remaining under
62.5this section in the first year does not cancel,
62.6but is available for the second year of the
62.7biennium.
62.8
Subd. 3.Minnesota State Arts Board
26,245,000
31,736,000
62.9(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
62.10Minnesota State Arts Board for arts, arts
62.11education, and arts access. Grant agreements
62.12entered into by the Minnesota State Arts Board
62.13and other recipients of appropriations in this
62.14subdivision must ensure that these funds are
62.15used to supplement and not substitute for
62.16traditional sources of funding. Each grant
62.17program established within this appropriation
62.18must be separately administered from other
62.19state appropriations for program planning and
62.20outcome measurements, but may take into
62.21consideration other state resources awarded
62.22in the selection of applicants and grant award
62.23size.
62.24
(b) Arts and Arts Access Initiatives
62.25$20,700,000 the first year and $25,589,000
62.26the second year are to support Minnesota
62.27artists and arts organizations in creating,
62.28producing, and presenting high-quality arts
62.29activities; to preserve, maintain, and interpret
62.30art forms and works of art so that they are
62.31accessible to Minnesota audiences; to
62.32overcome barriers to accessing high-quality
62.33arts activities; and to instill the arts into the
62.34community and public life in this state.
62.35
(c) Arts Education
63.1$4,115,000 the first year and $4,610,000 the
63.2second year are for high-quality,
63.3age-appropriate arts education for Minnesotans
63.4of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and
63.5understanding of the arts.
63.6
(d) Arts and Cultural Heritage
63.7$1,430,000 the first year and $1,537,000 the
63.8second year are for events and activities that
63.9represent, preserve, and maintain the diverse
63.10cultural arts traditions, including folk and
63.11traditional artists and art organizations,
63.12represented in this state.
63.13(e) Up to 4.5 percent of the funds appropriated
63.14in paragraphs (b) to (d) may be used by the
63.15board for administering grant programs,
63.16delivering technical services, providing fiscal
63.17oversight for the statewide system, and
63.18ensuring accountability.
63.19(f) Up to 30 percent of the remaining total
63.20appropriation to each of the categories listed
63.21in paragraphs (b) to (d) is for grants to the
63.22regional arts councils. Notwithstanding any
63.23other provision of law, regional arts council
63.24grants or other arts council grants for touring
63.25programs, projects, or exhibits must ensure
63.26the programs, projects, or exhibits are able to
63.27tour in their own region as well as all other
63.28regions of the state.
63.29
Subd. 4.Department of Education
2,200,000
2,200,000
63.30These amounts are appropriated to the
63.31commissioner of education for grants to the
63.3212 Minnesota regional library systems to
63.33provide educational opportunities in the arts,
63.34history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of
64.1Minnesota. These funds shall be allocated
64.2using the formula in Minnesota Statutes,
64.3section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with
64.4the remaining 25 percent to be distributed to
64.5all qualifying systems in an amount
64.6proportionate to the number of qualifying
64.7system entities in each system. For purposes
64.8of this subdivision, "qualifying system entity"
64.9means a public library, a regional library
64.10system, a regional library system headquarters,
64.11a county, or an outreach service program.
64.12These funds may be used to sponsor programs
64.13provided by regional libraries or to provide
64.14grants to local arts and cultural heritage
64.15programs for programs in partnership with
64.16regional libraries. These funds must be
64.17distributed in ten equal payments per year.
64.18Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
64.1916A.28 , the appropriations encumbered on or
64.20before June 30, 2019, as grants or contracts in
64.21this subdivision are available until June 30,
64.222021.
64.23
Subd. 5.Minnesota Historical Society
13,096,000
16,652,000
64.24(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
64.25governing board of the Minnesota Historical
64.26Society to preserve and enhance access to
64.27Minnesota's history and its cultural and
64.28historical resources. Grant agreements entered
64.29into by the Minnesota Historical Society and
64.30other recipients of appropriations in this
64.31subdivision must ensure that these funds are
64.32used to supplement and not substitute for
64.33traditional sources of funding. Funds directly
64.34appropriated to the Minnesota Historical
64.35Society must be used to supplement, and not
64.36substitute for, traditional sources of funding.
65.1Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
65.216A.28 , for historic preservation projects that
65.3improve historic structures, the amounts are
65.4available until June 30, 2021. The Minnesota
65.5Historical Society or grant recipients of the
65.6Minnesota Historical Society using arts and
65.7cultural heritage funds under this subdivision
65.8must give consideration to Conservation Corps
65.9Minnesota and Northern Bedrock
65.10Conservation Corps, or an organization
65.11carrying out similar work, for projects with
65.12the potential to need historic preservation
65.13services.
65.14
(b) Historical Grants and Programs
65.15
(1) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
65.16$5,381,000 the first year and $6,947,000 the
65.17second year are for history programs and
65.18projects operated or conducted by or through
65.19local, county, regional, or other historical or
65.20cultural organizations or for activities to
65.21preserve significant historic and cultural
65.22resources. Funds are to be distributed through
65.23a competitive grant process. The Minnesota
65.24Historical Society shall administer these funds
65.25using established grant mechanisms, with
65.26assistance from the advisory committee
65.27created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article
65.284, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), item
65.29(ii).
65.30
(2) Statewide History Programs
65.31$5,025,000 the first year and $6,905,000 the
65.32second year are for programs and purposes
65.33related to the historical and cultural heritage
65.34of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the
65.35Minnesota Historical Society.
66.1
(3) History Partnerships
66.2$2,000,000 the first year and $2,200,000 the
66.3second year are for partnerships involving
66.4multiple organizations, which may include the
66.5Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and
66.6enhance access to Minnesota's history and
66.7cultural heritage in all regions of the state.
66.8
66.9
(4) Statewide Survey of Historical and
Archaeological Sites
66.10$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
66.11second year are for a contract or contracts to
66.12be awarded on a competitive basis to conduct
66.13statewide surveys of Minnesota's sites of
66.14historical, archaeological, and cultural
66.15significance. Results of the surveys must be
66.16published in a searchable form and available
66.17to the public on a cost-free basis. The
66.18Minnesota Historical Society, the Office of
66.19the State Archaeologist, and the Indian Affairs
66.20Council shall each appoint a representative to
66.21an oversight board to select contractors and
66.22direct the conduct of the surveys. The
66.23oversight board shall consult with the
66.24Departments of Transportation and Natural
66.25Resources.
66.26
(5) Digital Library
66.27$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
66.28second year are for a digital library project to
66.29preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota
66.30images, documents, and historical materials.
66.31The Minnesota Historical Society shall
66.32cooperate with the Minitex interlibrary loan
66.33system and shall jointly share this
66.34appropriation for these purposes.
66.35
(6) Fort Snelling Chapel
67.1$90,000 the first year is for a grant to the Fort
67.2Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation to
67.3restore the stained glass in the historic Fort
67.4Snelling Memorial Chapel in Bloomington.
67.5
Subd. 6.Department of Administration
10,488,000
9,500,000
67.6(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
67.7commissioner of administration for grants to
67.8the named organizations for the purposes
67.9specified in this subdivision. The
67.10commissioner of administration may use a
67.11portion of this appropriation for costs that are
67.12directly related to and necessary to the
67.13administration of grants in this section.
67.14(b) Grant agreements entered into by the
67.15commissioner and recipients of appropriations
67.16under this subdivision must ensure that money
67.17appropriated in this subdivision is used to
67.18supplement and not substitute for traditional
67.19sources of funding.
67.20
(c) Public Television
67.21$4,150,000 the first year and $3,900,000 the
67.22second year are for grants to the Minnesota
67.23Public Television Association for production
67.24and acquisition grants according to Minnesota
67.25Statutes, section 129D.18. Of this amount,
67.26$650,000 in the first year is for a grant to Twin
67.27Cities Public Television to produce the
67.28Vietnam: Minnesota Remembers project. Any
67.29production costs associated with this project
67.30incurred on or after February 1, 2017, are
67.31eligible for reimbursement under this section
67.32as long as these funds are available under
67.33subdivision 2.
67.34
(d) Minnesota Public Radio
68.1$1,500,000 the first year and $1,700,000 the
68.2second year are for Minnesota Public Radio
68.3to create programming and expand news
68.4service on Minnesota's cultural heritage and
68.5history.
68.6
68.7
(e) Association of Minnesota Public Educational
Radio Stations
68.8$1,500,000 the first year and $1,700,000 the
68.9second year are appropriated for a grant to the
68.10Association of Minnesota Public Educational
68.11Radio Stations for production and acquisition
68.12grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
68.13section 129D.19.
68.14
(f) Como Park Zoo
68.15$1,000,000 the first year and $1,200,000 the
68.16second year are for a grant to the Como Park
68.17Zoo and Conservatory for program
68.18development that features education programs
68.19and habitat enhancement, special exhibits,
68.20music appreciation programs, and historical
68.21garden access and preservation.
68.22
(g) Lake Superior Zoo
68.23$75,000 the first year and $75,000 the second
68.24year are for a grant to the Lake Superior Zoo
68.25to develop new regionally significant
68.26educational exhibits and programs.
68.27
(h) Science Museum of Minnesota
68.28$600,000 the first year and $600,000 the
68.29second year are to the Science Museum of
68.30Minnesota for arts, arts education, and arts
68.31access and to preserve Minnesota's history and
68.32cultural heritage, including student and teacher
68.33outreach, statewide educational initiatives, and
68.34community-based exhibits that preserve
68.35Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.
69.1
(i) Wilderness Inquiry
69.2$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
69.3second year are for grants to Wilderness
69.4Inquiry to preserve Minnesota's outdoor
69.5history, culture, and heritage by connecting
69.6Minnesota youth to natural resources.
69.7
(j) Veterans Memorial Grants
69.8$200,000 the first year is for a competitive
69.9grants program to provide grants to local units
69.10of government for veterans memorials to
69.11preserve the culture and heritage of Minnesota.
69.12The local unit of government must provide a
69.13nonstate cash match equal to the amount of
69.14the grant received under this paragraph.
69.15
(k) Medal of Honor Commemorative Memorial
69.16$250,000 the first year is to complete design
69.17and construction of a memorial in the Capitol
69.18area to honor all Minnesota Medal of Honor
69.19recipients. This appropriation is not available
69.20until the commissioner determines that at least
69.21$250,000 is committed to the project from
69.22nonstate sources, and there are sufficient
69.23resources to complete the project, as required
69.24in Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502, and
69.25Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 13, section
69.2664.
69.27
(l) Big Marine Lake Veterans Rest Camp
69.28$278,000 the first year is for a grant to the Big
69.29Marine Lake Veterans Rest Camp to develop
69.30and build a welcome center that supports the
69.31mission, programs, and safety of the Veterans
69.32Rest Camp to provide Minnesota's cultural,
69.33historical, and recreational activities to
69.34veterans, their families, and their guests.
70.1
(m) Camp Legionville
70.2$222,000 the first year is for a grant to Camp
70.3Legionville to update the dining facility to
70.4allow the camp to continue to provide an
70.5overnight facility with programs for youth,
70.6veterans, and the public related to Minnesota's
70.7cultural, historical, and recreational activities.
70.8
(n) Green Giant Museum
70.9$300,000 the first year and $75,000 the second
70.10year are for a grant to the city of Blue Earth
70.11to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
70.12equip the Green Giant Museum to preserve
70.13the culture and history of Minnesota.
70.14
70.15
(o) State Archeologist Non-Indian Remains
Project
70.16$108,000 the first year is for the Office of the
70.17State Archaeologist Non-Indian Remains
70.18Analysis and Reburial project.
70.19
70.20
(p) Governor's Council on Developmental
Disabilities
70.21$55,000 the first year is for the digital
70.22enhancement project of the Governor's
70.23Council on Developmental Disabilities.
70.24
Subd. 7.Minnesota Zoo
1,550,000
1,950,000
70.25These amounts are appropriated to the
70.26Minnesota Zoological Board for programs and
70.27development of the Minnesota Zoological
70.28Garden and for providing access and education
70.29related to programs on the cultural heritage of
70.30Minnesota.
70.31
Subd. 8.Minnesota Humanities Center
2,495,000
2,495,000
70.32(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
70.33Board of Directors of the Minnesota
70.34Humanities Center for the purposes specified
71.1in this subdivision. The Minnesota Humanities
71.2Center may use up to 4.5 percent of the
71.3following grants to cover the cost of
71.4administering, planning, evaluating, and
71.5reporting these grants. The Minnesota
71.6Humanities Center must develop a written
71.7plan to issue the grants in this subdivision and
71.8shall submit the plan for review and approval
71.9by the Department of Administration. The
71.10written plan must require the Humanities
71.11Center to create and adhere to grant policies
71.12that are similar to those established pursuant
71.13to Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.97,
71.14subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (1).
71.15No grants awarded in this subdivision may be
71.16used for travel outside the state of Minnesota.
71.17The grant agreement must specify the
71.18repercussions for failing to comply with the
71.19grant agreement.
71.20
(b) Programs and Purposes
71.21$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the
71.22second year are for programs and purposes of
71.23the Minnesota Humanities Center. Of this
71.24amount, $100,000 each year may be used for
71.25the veterans' voices program.
71.26The Minnesota Humanities Center may
71.27consider museums and organizations
71.28celebrating the identities of Minnesotans for
71.29grants from these funds.
71.30
(c) Civics Programs
71.31$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
71.32second year are for grants to the Minnesota
71.33Civic Education Coalition: Minnesota Civic
71.34Youth, the Learning Law and Democracy
72.1Foundation, and YMCA Youth in Government
72.2to conduct civics education programs for the
72.3civic and cultural development of Minnesota
72.4youth. Civics education is the study of
72.5constitutional principles and the democratic
72.6foundation of our national, state, and local
72.7institutions and the study of political processes
72.8and structures of government, grounded in the
72.9understanding of constitutional government
72.10under the rule of law.
72.11
(d) Council on Disability
72.12$45,000 the first year and $45,000 the second
72.13year are for a grant to the Minnesota State
72.14Council on Disability to produce and broadcast
72.15programs to preserve Minnesota's disability
72.16history and culture and to conduct celebrations
72.17of the Americans with Disabilities Act. These
72.18funds are available until June 30, 2020.
72.19
(e) Fanka Arts Program
72.20$150,000 each year is for a Fanka arts grant
72.21program to one or more community
72.22organizations that participate in statewide
72.23Somali arts and cultural programs that provide
72.24arts education, workshops, mentor programs,
72.25or community presentations and community
72.26engagement events. The funding must be used
72.27for Fanka programs to provide arts education
72.28and workshops, mentor programs, and
72.29community presentations and community
72.30engagement events throughout Minnesota.
72.31
(f) Somali Museum of Minnesota
72.32$150,000 each year is for a grant to the Somali
72.33Museum of Minnesota for the Heritage Arts
72.34and Cultural Vitality programs for classes,
73.1exhibits, presentations, and outreach about the
73.2Somali community and heritage in Minnesota.
73.3
(g) Children's Museum Grants
73.4$950,000 the first year and $950,000 the
73.5second year are for arts and cultural heritage
73.6grants to children's museums.
73.7Of this amount, $500,000 the first year and
73.8$500,000 the second year are for the
73.9Minnesota Children's Museum, $150,000 each
73.10year is for the Duluth Children's Museum,
73.11$150,000 each year is for the Grand Rapids
73.12Children's Museum, and $150,000 each year
73.13is for the Southern Minnesota Children's
73.14Museum.
73.15
Subd. 9.Indian Affairs Council
1,250,000
1,500,000
73.16(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
73.17Indian Affairs Council for the purposes
73.18identified in this subdivision.
73.19
73.20
(b) Grants to Preserve Dakota and Ojibwe
Language
73.21$550,000 the first year and $700,000 the
73.22second year are for grants for programs that
73.23preserve Dakota and Ojibwe Indian language
73.24and to foster educational programs in Dakota
73.25and Ojibwe languages.
73.26
(c) Language Immersion
73.27$275,000 the first year and $275,000 the
73.28second year are for grants of $137,500 each
73.29year to the Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion School
73.30and the Wicoie Nandagikendan urban
73.31immersion project.
73.32
(d) Competitive Grants for Language Immersion
74.1$200,000 the first year and $300,000 the
74.2second year are for competitive grants for
74.3language immersion programs.
74.4
(e) Graves Protection
74.5$100,000 each year is for the Indian Affairs
74.6Council to carry out responsibilities under
74.7Minnesota Statutes, section 307.08, to comply
74.8with Public Law 101-601, the Native
74.9American Graves Protection and Repatriation
74.10Act, and to develop an osteology laboratory
74.11and repository for American Indian human
74.12remains.
74.13
(f) Why Treaties Matter Exhibit
74.14$125,000 each year is to partner and
74.15collaborate with the Minnesota Humanities
74.16Center for the Why Treaties Matter Exhibit.
74.17The Minnesota Humanities Center will be the
74.18fiscal agent for this exhibit.
74.19
Subd. 10.Legislature
7,000
-0-
74.20This amount is appropriated to the Legislative
74.21Coordinating Commission to operate the Web
74.22site for dedicated funds required under
74.23Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision
74.2410
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74.25    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 129D.17, is amended by adding a subdivision to
74.26read:
74.27    Subd. 5. Maximum appropriation. No more than 95 percent of the projected balance
74.28in the arts and cultural heritage fund may be appropriated in a fiscal year.

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