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HF 707

4th Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/22/2018 02:45pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money from outdoor heritage, clean
water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage funds; modifying requirements
for expending money from legacy funds; modifying and extending prior
appropriations; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections
85.53, by adding a subdivision; 97A.056, by adding subdivisions; 114D.50,
subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 129D.17, subdivision 4, by adding a
subdivision; Laws 2012, chapter 264, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5, as amended;
Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, as
amended; Laws 2016, chapter 172, article 1, section 2, subdivisions 2, 4; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.056, subdivision 8.

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

ARTICLE 1

OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the outdoor heritage
fund for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The figures "2018" and "2019" used in
this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, respectively. The "first year" is fiscal year
2018. The "second year" is fiscal year 2019. The "biennium" is fiscal years 2018 and 2019,
respectively. The appropriations in this article are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginOUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 102,605,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,958,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prairies
new text end

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

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

new text begin (b) Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition - Phase IX
new text end

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

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

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

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

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

new text begin (e) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase VII
new text end

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

new text begin (f) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection
- Phase VI
new text end

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

new text begin (g) Reinvest In Minnesota (RIM) Buffers for
Wildlife and Water - Phase VII
new text end

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

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

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

new text begin (i) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and
Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase IX
new text end

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

new text begin (j) Anoka Sandplain Habitat Restoration and
Enhancement - Phase V
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Forests
new text end

new text begin 16,824,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
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new text begin (a) Carnelian Creek Conservation Corridor
new text end

new text begin $2,458,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements in
Washington County. Of this amount, up to
$30,000 is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed permanent conservation
easements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Laurentian Forest - St. Louis County Habitat
Project
new text end

new text begin $2,400,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements with the Minnesota Deer Hunters
Association in cooperation with The
Conservation Fund and St. Louis County to
acquire land in fee to be transferred to St.
Louis County for wildlife habitat purposes.
The amount is for agreements as follows:
$2,292,000 to the Minnesota Deer Hunter
Association and $108,000 to The Conservation
Fund. A list of proposed land acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Southeast Minnesota Protection and
Restoration - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $2,375,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
land in fee for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8; to acquire land in fee for
scientific and natural areas under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5; to
acquire land in fee for state forest purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 7; to acquire permanent
conservation easements; and to restore and
enhance prairie, grassland, forest, and savanna.
The amount is for agreements as follows:
$1,000,000 to The Nature Conservancy,
$675,000 to The Trust for Public Land, and
$700,000 to Minnesota Land Trust. Up to
$80,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is for
establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. No later than 180
days after the The Nature Conservancy's fiscal
year ends, The Nature Conservancy must
submit to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage
Council annual income statements and balance
sheets for income and expenses from land
acquired in fee with this appropriation and not
transferred to the state or a local governmental
unit. A list of proposed land acquisitions must
be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Minnesota Forests for the Future - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $2,291,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
easements for forest, wetland, and shoreline
habitat through working forest permanent
conservation easements under the Minnesota
forests for the future program pursuant to
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.66. A
conservation easement acquired with money
appropriated under this paragraph must
comply with Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 13. The accomplishment
plan must include an easement monitoring and
enforcement plan. Of this amount, up to
$72,000 is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of permanent conservation easements must
be provided as part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (e) State Forest Acquisitions - Phase IV
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
lands in fee for wildlife habitat purposes in
the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood
State Forest under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 7. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Critical Shoreland Protection Program -
Phase IV
new text end

new text begin $1,700,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
along rivers and lakes in the northern forest
region. Of this amount, up to $120,000 is for
establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
permanent conservation easements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Bushmen Lake
new text end

new text begin $4,600,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Conservation Fund in
cooperation with the United States Forest
Service to acquire lands in fee adjacent to
Bushmen Lake in St. Louis County to be
managed for wildlife habitat purposes. A list
of proposed land acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Wetlands
new text end

new text begin 28,869,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin (a) Accelerating Waterfowl-Production Area
Acquisition - Phase IX
new text end

new text begin $5,500,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
land in fee and restore and enhance wetlands
and grasslands to be designated and managed
as waterfowl-production areas in Minnesota
in cooperation with the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Shallow Lakes and Wetland Protection
Program - Phase VI
new text end

new text begin $5,750,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire
land in fee and restore prairie lands, wetlands,
and land-buffering shallow lakes for wildlife
management purposes under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8. A list
of proposed acquisitions must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) RIM Wetlands Partnership - Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $10,398,000 the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and to
restore wetlands and native grassland habitat
under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515.
Of this amount, up to $306,000 is for
establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

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

new text begin $750,000 the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements on
wild-rice lake shoreland habitat for native
wild-rice bed protection. Of this amount, up
to $59,000 is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of permanent conservation easements must
be provided as part of the final report by the
Board of Water and Soil Resources.
new text end

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

new text begin $1,755,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to enhance
and restore shallow lakes and wetland habitat
statewide. A list of proposed land restorations
and enhancements must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Living Shallow Lakes and Wetland Initiative
- Phase VI
new text end

new text begin $4,716,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Ducks Unlimited to restore
and enhance shallow lakes and wetlands on
public lands and wetlands under permanent
conservation easement for wildlife
management purposes. A list of proposed
shallow-lake enhancements and wetland
restorations must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Habitats
new text end

new text begin 26,544,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin (a) Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor
Partnership - Phase III
new text end

new text begin $1,617,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
lands in fee and restore wildlife habitat in the
Mississippi headwaters and for agreements as
follows: $60,000 to the Mississippi
Headwaters Board and $1,557,000 to The
Trust for Public Land. $779,000 the first year
is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources
to acquire lands in permanent conservation
easements and to restore wildlife habitat. Up
to $59,000 to the Board of Water and Soil
Resources is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed acquisitions must be included
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

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

new text begin $1,716,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
land in permanent conservation easements to
sustain healthy fish habitat on coldwater lakes
in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, and Hubbard
Counties for agreements as follows: $113,000
to the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation
and $1,603,000 to Minnesota Land Trust. Up
to $120,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is for
establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Goose Prairie
new text end

new text begin $600,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with the
Wild Rice Watershed District, in cooperation
with the Department of Natural Resources, to
enhance aquatic and upland habitat in and
adjacent to the Goose Prairie Marsh Wildlife
Management Area in Clay County. A list of
proposed land enhancements must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish
Habitat Enhancement and Restoration - Phase
IX
new text end

new text begin $2,403,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Trout Unlimited
to restore or enhance habitat for trout and other
species in and along coldwater rivers, lakes,
and streams in Minnesota. A list of proposed
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) DNR Stream Habitat - Phase II
new text end

new text begin $2,166,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance habitat in degraded streams and
critical aquatic-species habitat and to facilitate
fish passage. A list of proposed land
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) St. Louis River Restoration Initiative - Phase
IV
new text end

new text begin $3,392,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
aquatic habitats in the St. Louis River estuary.
Of this appropriation, up to $226,000 is for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust. A list
of proposed restorations must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat
Restoration Program - Phase VI
new text end

new text begin $1,779,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Shell Rock River
Watershed District to acquire land in fee and
restore and enhance aquatic habitat in the Shell
Rock River watershed. A list of proposed
acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (h) Lake Wakanda Enhancement Project
new text end

new text begin $921,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for an agreement with
Kandiyohi County to enhance aquatic habitat
in and adjacent to Lake Wakanda in Kandiyohi
County. A list of proposed land enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (i) Wolverton Creek Habitat Restoration
new text end

new text begin $1,877,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Buffalo-Red River
Watershed District to acquire permanent
conservation easements and restore and
enhance aquatic and upland habitat associated
with Wolverton Creek in the Buffalo-Red
River watershed. A list of proposed
acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

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

new text begin $9,294,000 the first year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for a
program to provide competitive matching
grants of up to $400,000 to local, regional,
state, and national organizations for enhancing,
restoring, or protecting forests, wetlands,
prairies, or habitat for fish, game, or wildlife
in Minnesota. Of this amount, up to
$2,660,000 is for grants in the seven-county
metropolitan area and cities with a population
of 50,000 or greater. Grants must not be made
for activities required to fulfill the duties of
owners of lands subject to conservation
easements. Grants must not be for projects
that have a total project cost exceeding
$575,000. Of the total appropriation, $634,000
may be spent for personnel costs and other
direct and necessary administrative costs.
Grantees may acquire land or interests in land.
Easements must be permanent. Grants may
not be used to establish easement stewardship
accounts. Land acquired in fee must be open
to hunting and fishing during the open season
unless otherwise provided by law. The
program must require a match of at least ten
percent from nonstate sources for all grants.
The match may be cash or in-kind resources.
For grant applications of $25,000 or less, the
commissioner must provide a separate,
simplified application process. Subject to
Minnesota Statutes, the commissioner must,
when evaluating projects of equal value, give
priority to organizations that have a history of
receiving or a charter to receive private
contributions for local conservation or habitat
projects. If acquiring land in fee or a
conservation easement, priority must be given
to projects associated with or within one mile
of existing wildlife management areas under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8; scientific and natural areas
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033 and
86A.05, subdivision 5; or aquatic management
areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections
86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02. All
restoration or enhancement projects must be
on land permanently protected by a permanent
covenant ensuring perpetual maintenance and
protection of restored and enhanced habitat,
by a conservation easement, or by public
ownership, or must be in public waters as
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
103G.005, subdivision 15. Priority must be
given to restoration and enhancement projects
on public lands. Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 13, applies to grants
awarded under this paragraph. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021.
No less than five percent of the amount of each
grant must be held back from reimbursement
until the grant recipient has completed a grant
accomplishment report by the deadline and in
the form prescribed by and satisfactory to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. The
commissioner must provide notice of the grant
program in the game and fish law summary
prepared under Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.051, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration
new text end

new text begin 879,000
new text end
new text begin 585,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Contract Management
new text end

new text begin $150,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for contract management
duties assigned in this section. The
commissioner must provide an
accomplishment plan in the form specified by
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
for expending this appropriation. The
accomplishment plan must include a copy of
the grant contract template and reimbursement
manual. No money may be expended before
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
approves the accomplishment plan.
new text end

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

new text begin $571,000 the first year and $578,000 the
second year is to the Legislative Coordinating
Commission for Lessard-Sams Outdoor
Heritage Council administrative expenses and
for compensating and reimbursing expenses
of council members. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2019. Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.281, applies to this
appropriation.
new text end

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

new text begin $150,000 the first year is to the commissioner
of natural resources for a technical evaluation
panel to conduct up to 20 restoration and
enhancement evaluations under Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin (d) Legacy Web site
new text end

new text begin $8,000 the first year and $7,000 the second
year are to the Legislative Coordinating
Commission for the Web site required in
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision
10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Appropriation Availability
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this section may not
be spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation and are specified in the
accomplishment plan approved by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Money appropriated in this section must not
be spent on institutional overhead charges that
are not directly related to and necessary for a
specific appropriation. Unless otherwise
provided, the amounts in this section are
available until June 30, 2020. For acquiring
real property, the amounts in this section are
available until June 30, 2021, if a binding
agreement with a landowner or purchase
agreement is entered into by June 30, 2020,
and closed no later than June 30, 2021.
Appropriations for restoration or enhancement
are available until June 30, 2022, or five years
after acquisition, whichever is later, so that
initial restoration or enhancement work can
be completed. If a project receives at least 15
percent of its funding from federal funds, the
appropriation period may be extended to equal
the availability of federal funding to a
maximum of six years, provided the federal
funding was confirmed and included in the
first draft accomplishment plan. Money
appropriated for fee title acquisition of land
may be used to restore, enhance, and provide
for public use of the land acquired with the
appropriation. Public use facilities must have
no more than a minimal impact on habitat in
acquired lands.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

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

new text begin All agreements referred to in this section must
be administered on a reimbursement basis
unless otherwise provided in this section.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.41, expenditures directly related to each
appropriation's purpose made on or after July
1, 2017, or the date of accomplishment plan
approval, whichever is later, are eligible for
reimbursement unless otherwise provided in
this section. For the purposes of administering
appropriations and legislatively authorized
agreements paid out of the outdoor heritage
fund, an expense must be considered
reimbursable by the administering agency
when the recipient presents the agency with
an invoice or binding agreement with the
landowner and the recipient attests that the
goods have been received or the landowner
agreement is binding. Periodic reimbursement
must be made upon receiving documentation
that the items articulated in the
accomplishment plan approved by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council have
been achieved, including partial achievements
as evidenced by progress reports approved by
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Reasonable amounts may be advanced to
projects to accommodate cash-flow needs,
support future management of acquired lands,
or match a federal share. The advances must
be approved as part of the accomplishment
plan. Capital equipment expenditures for
specific items over $10,000 must be itemized
in and approved as part of the accomplishment
plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Mapping
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Fiscal Year 2019 Recommendations
new text end

new text begin The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
must consider recommending up to
$15,000,000 for fiscal year 2019
appropriations from the outdoor heritage fund
for conservation easements and restoration as
provided in subdivision 4, paragraph (c).
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.056, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin Revenues. new text end

new text begin (a) A recipient must disclose to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage
Council and the commissioner all revenues that are received by the recipient before the
availability of the appropriation ends and that are generated from activities on land acquired
in fee title or easement, restored, or enhanced with money from the outdoor heritage fund.
The revenues must be disclosed to the council and commissioner no later than 60 days after
the availability of the appropriation ends.
new text end

new text begin (b) For all revenues disclosed under paragraph (a), a recipient must:
new text end

new text begin (1) use the revenues to protect, restore, or enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, or habitat
for fish, game, or wildlife according to the appropriation purposes and the approved
accomplishment plan;
new text end

new text begin (2) use the revenues for other purposes as approved in the accomplishment plan by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council; or
new text end

new text begin (3) transfer the revenues to the outdoor heritage fund no later than 60 days after the
availability of the appropriation ends, unless otherwise approved by the council.
new text end

new text begin (c) Paragraph (b), clause (3), does not apply to the state and its departments and agencies.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.056, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Reserve requirement. new text end

new text begin In any fiscal year, at least five percent of that year's
projected tax receipts determined by the most recent forecast for the outdoor heritage fund
must not be appropriated.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.056, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 24. new text end

new text begin Previous funding notification requirement. new text end

new text begin Any state agency or organization
requesting a direct appropriation from the outdoor heritage fund must inform the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council and the house of representatives and senate
committees having jurisdiction over the outdoor heritage fund, at the time the request for
funding is made, whether the request is supplanting or is a substitution for any previous
funding that was not from a legacy fund and was used for the same purpose.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Laws 2012, chapter 264, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5, as amended by Laws
2015, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Habitats

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28,620,000
(a) DNR Aquatic Habitat - Phase IV

$3,480,000 in the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
interests in land in fee or permanent
conservation easements for aquatic
management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02,
and to restore and enhance aquatic habitat. A
list of proposed land acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan. The accomplishment
plan must include an easement stewardship
plan. Up to $25,000 is for establishing a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. An annual financial report is
required for any monitoring and enforcement
fund established, including expenditures from
the fund and a description of annual
monitoring and enforcement activities.

(b) Metro Big Rivers Habitat - Phase III

$3,680,000 in the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire interests in land in fee
or permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance natural systems associated
with the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix
Rivers as follows: $1,000,000 to the
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Trust, Inc.; $375,000 to the Friends of the
Mississippi; $375,000 to Great River
Greening; $930,000 to The Minnesota Land
Trust; and $1,000,000 to The Trust for Public
Land. A list of proposed acquisitions,
restorations, and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan. The accomplishment
plan must include an easement stewardship
plan. Up to $51,000 is for establishing a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. An annual financial report is
required for any monitoring and enforcement
fund established, including expenditures from
the fund and a description of annual
monitoring and enforcement activities.

(c) Dakota County Riparian and Lakeshore
Protection and Management - Phase III

$480,000 in the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Dakota County to acquire
permanent conservation easements and restore
and enhance habitats along the Mississippi,
Cannon, and Vermillion Rivers. A list of
proposed acquisitions, restorations, and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan. The
accomplishment plan must include an
easement stewardship plan. Up to $20,000 is
for establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. An annual financial
report is required for any monitoring and
enforcement fund established, including
expenditures from the fund and a description
of annual monitoring and enforcement
activities.

(d) Lower St. Louis River Habitat Restoration

$3,670,000 in the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
habitat in the lower St. Louis River estuary.
A list of proposed projects must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(e) Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement - Phase
IV

$2,120,000 in the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Trout Unlimited
to restore and enhance coldwater fish lake,
river, and stream habitats in Minnesota. A list
of proposed restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(f) Grand Marais Creek Outlet Restoration

$2,320,000 in the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Red Lake Watershed
District to restore and enhance stream and
related habitat in Grand Marais Creek. A list
of proposed restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

(g) Knife River Habitat Restoration

$380,000 in the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Lake Superior Steelhead
Association to restore trout habitat in the
Upper Knife River Watershed. A list of
proposed restorations must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
Notwithstanding rules of the commissioner of
natural resources, restorations conducted
pursuant to this paragraph may be
accomplished by excavation.

(h) Protect Aquatic Habitat from Invasive Carp

$7,500,000 in the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for design
construction, including acquisition, operation,
and evaluation of structural deterrents for
invasive carp to protect Minnesota's aquatic
habitat. Use of this money requires a
one-to-one match for projects on state
boundary waters.new text begin A match is not required for
design or feasibility studies. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2019.
new text end

(i) Outdoor Heritage Conservation Partners
Grant Program - Phase IV

$4,990,000 in the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for a
program to provide competitive, matching
grants of up to $400,000 to local, regional,
state, and national organizations for enhancing,
restoring, or protecting forests, wetlands,
prairies, and habitat for fish, game, or wildlife
in Minnesota. Grants shall not be made for
activities required to fulfill the duties of
owners of lands subject to conservation
easements. Grants shall not be made from
appropriations in this paragraph for projects
that have a total project cost exceeding
$575,000. $366,000 of this appropriation may
be spent for personnel costs and other direct
and necessary administrative costs. Grantees
may acquire land or interests in land.
Easements must be permanent. Land acquired
in fee must be open to hunting and fishing
during the open season unless otherwise
provided by state law. The program shall
require a match of at least ten percent from
nonstate sources for all grants. The match may
be cash or in-kind resources. For grant
applications of $25,000 or less, the
commissioner shall provide a separate,
simplified application process. Subject to
Minnesota Statutes, the commissioner of
natural resources shall, when evaluating
projects of equal value, give priority to
organizations that have a history of receiving
or charter to receive private contributions for
local conservation or habitat projects. If
acquiring land or a conservation easement,
priority shall be given to projects associated
with existing wildlife management areas under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8; scientific and natural areas
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033 and
86A.05, subdivision 5; and aquatic
management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02.
All restoration or enhancement projects must
be on land permanently protected by a
conservation easement or public ownership or
in public waters as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 103G.005, subdivision 15.
Priority shall be given to restoration and
enhancement projects on public lands.
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 13, applies to grants awarded
under this paragraph. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2016. No less than five
percent of the amount of each grant must be
held back from reimbursement until the grant
recipient has completed a grant
accomplishment report by the deadline and in
the form prescribed by and satisfactory to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. The
commissioner shall provide notice of the grant
program in the game and fish law summaries
that are prepared under Minnesota Statutes,
section 97A.051, subdivision 2.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 7.

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


Subd. 2.

Prairies

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

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

(b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition - Phase VII

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

(c) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase
VI

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

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

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

(e) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection
- Phase IV

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

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

$4,544,000 in the first year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements to protect
and enhance habitat by expanding the clean
water fund riparian buffer program for at least
equal wildlife benefits from buffers on private
land. Up to deleted text begin$72,500deleted text endnew text begin $728,000new text end is for
establishing a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.

(g) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase V

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

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

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

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

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

(j) Wild Rice River Corridor Habitat
Restoration

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

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

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

(l) Enhanced Public Land Grasslands - Phase
II

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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 8.

Laws 2016, chapter 172, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Prairies

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31,000,000
(a) DNR Wildlife Management Area and
Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition - Phase
VIII

$3,250,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
land in fee for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8
, and to acquire land in fee for
scientific and natural area purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 5
. Subject to evaluation criteria
in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquisition of lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition - Phase VIII

$5,229,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
in fee and restore lands for wildlife
management area purposes under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.
Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the
native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
native prairie. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(c) Martin County/Fox Lake Wildlife
Management Area Acquisition

$1,000,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Fox Lake Conservation
League, Inc. to acquire land in fee and restore
strategic prairie grassland, wetland, and other
wildlife habitat for wildlife management area
purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 8. A list of proposed
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

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

$2,754,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy in
cooperation with the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service to acquire land in fee or
permanent conservation easements and restore
lands within the Northern Tallgrass Prairie
Habitat Preservation Area in western
Minnesota for addition to the Northern
Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.
Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the
native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
native prairie. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan and must be
consistent with the priorities in the Minnesota
Prairie Conservation Plan.

(e) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex
- Phase VI

$583,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Trust for Public Land to
acquire land in fee and restore lands in the
Cannon River watershed for wildlife
management purposes under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.
Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the
native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
native prairie. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(f) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection
- Phase V

$2,541,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to
implement the Minnesota Prairie Conservation
Plan through the acquisition of permanent
conservation easements to protect and restore
native prairie. Of this amount, up to $120,000
is for establishing monitoring and enforcement
funds as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. Subject to evaluation
criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
priority must be given to acquisition of lands
that are eligible for the native prairie bank
under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or
lands adjacent to protected native prairie. A
list of permanent conservation easements must
be provided as part of the final report.

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

$6,708,000 the second year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and restore
habitat under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.515, to protect, restore, and enhance
habitat by expanding the clean water fund
riparian buffer program for at least equal
wildlife benefits from buffers on private land.
Of this amount, up to deleted text begin$130,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,079,000new text end is
to establish a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.

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

$2,269,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever, in
cooperation with the Minnesota Prairie
Chicken Society, to acquire land in fee and
restore and enhance lands in the southern Red
River Valley for wildlife management
purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 8, or for designation and
management as waterfowl production areas
in Minnesota, in cooperation with the United
States Fish and Wildlife Service. Subject to
evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part
6136.0900, priority must be given to
acquisition of lands that are eligible for the
native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
native prairie. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(i) Grassland Conservation Partnership - Phase
II

$1,475,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Conservation Fund, in
cooperation with Minnesota Land Trust, to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and restore high priority grassland, prairie,
and wetland habitats as follows: $64,000 to
The Conservation Fund; and $1,411,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust, of which up to
$100,000 is for establishing a monitoring and
enforcement fund, as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.
Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the
native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
native prairie. A list of proposed acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan and must be consistent
with the priorities in the Minnesota Prairie
Conservation Plan.

(j) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and
Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase VIII

$3,983,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to
accelerate restoration and enhancement of
prairies, grasslands, and savannas on wildlife
management areas, scientific and natural areas,
native prairie bank land, and bluff prairies on
state forest land in southeastern Minnesota. A
list of proposed land restorations and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(k) Anoka Sandplain Habitat Restoration and
Enhancement - Phase IV

$1,208,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to restore and enhance wildlife
habitat on public lands in Anoka, Isanti,
Morrison, Sherburne, and Todd Counties as
follows: $93,000 to Anoka Conservation
District; $25,000 to Isanti County Parks and
Recreation Department; $813,000 to Great
River Greening; and $277,000 to the National
Wild Turkey Federation. A list of proposed
land restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 9.

Laws 2016, chapter 172, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Wetlands

-0-
31,055,000
(a) Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area
Acquisition - Phase VIII

$5,650,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
in fee and restore and enhance wetlands and
grasslands to be designated and managed as
waterfowl production areas in Minnesota, in
cooperation with the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.

(b) Shallow Lake and Wetland Protection
Program - Phase V

$5,801,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire
in fee and restore prairie lands, wetlands, and
land buffering shallow lakes for wildlife
management purposes under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8. A list
of proposed acquisitions must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.

(c) RIM Wetlands Partnership - Phase VII

$13,808,000 the second year is to the Board
of Water and Soil Resources to acquire lands
in permanent conservation easements and to
restore wetlands and native grassland habitat
under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515.
Of this amount, up to deleted text begin$195,000deleted text endnew text begin $410,000new text end is
to establish a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.

(d) Wetland Habitat Protection Program - Phase
II

$1,629,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements in
high-priority wetland habitat complexes in the
prairie and forest/prairie transition regions. Of
this amount, up to $180,000 is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17
. A list of proposed easement
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
final report.

(e) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetlands
Enhancement - Phase VIII

$2,167,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to enhance
and restore shallow lakes and wetland habitat
statewide. A list of proposed land restorations
and enhancements must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.

(f) Marsh Lake - Phase II

$2,000,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to modify
the dam at Marsh Lake for improved habitat
management and to return the historic outlet
of the Pomme de Terre River to Lac Qui Parle.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10. new text beginOUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND INDIRECT COSTS; REPORT.
new text end

new text begin By October 1, 2017, the commissioner of management and budget must submit to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over the outdoor heritage fund a report of the amount from the outdoor heritage
fund used to reimburse the general fund for indirect costs under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.127. The report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) information for all years that outdoor heritage fund appropriations have been made
through fiscal year 2017;
new text end

new text begin (2) the legal authority of the specific appropriations from which indirect costs were
funded; and
new text end

new text begin (3) information on how statewide indirect cost allocations from the outdoor heritage
fund contribute to the constitutional requirement that funds be spent only to restore, protect,
and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97A.056, subdivision 8, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

CLEAN WATER FUND

Section 1. new text beginCLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the clean water
fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under the
Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2018" and "2019" used in this
article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2018. "The
second year" is fiscal year 2019. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The
appropriations in this article are onetime.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginCLEAN WATER
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 100,497,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 111,373,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Management and Budget's
Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise
specified in this article, fiscal year 2018
appropriations are available until June 30,
2019, and fiscal year 2019 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2020. If a project
receives federal funds, the period of the
appropriation is extended to equal the
availability of federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Disability Access
new text end

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

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,283,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,283,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
second year are to increase monitoring for
pesticides and pesticide degradates in surface
water and groundwater and to use data
collected to assess pesticide use practices.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,085,000 the first year and $2,086,000
the second year are for monitoring and
evaluating trends in the concentration of
nitrate in groundwater in areas vulnerable to
groundwater degradation; promoting,
developing, and evaluating regional and
crop-specific nutrient best management
practices; assessing best management practice
adoption; education and technical support from
University of Minnesota Extension; grants to
support agricultural demonstration and
implementation activities; and other actions
to protect groundwater from degradation from
nitrate. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2022.
new text end

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

new text begin (d) $1,125,000 the first year and $1,125,000
the second year are for technical assistance,
research, and demonstration projects on proper
implementation of best management practices
and more precise information on nonpoint
contributions to impaired waters and for grants
to support on-farm demonstration of
agricultural practices. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (e) $663,000 the first year and $662,000 the
second year are for research to quantify and
reduce agricultural contributions to impaired
waters and for development and evaluation of
best management practices to protect and
restore water resources. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (f) $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the
second year are for a research inventory
database containing water-related research
activities. Costs for information technology
development or support for this research
inventory database may be paid to the Office
of MN.IT Services. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (g) $2,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000
the second year are to implement the
Minnesota agricultural water quality
certification program statewide. Funds
appropriated in this paragraph are available
until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin (h) $110,000 the first year and $110,000 the
second year are to provide funding for a
regional irrigation water quality specialist
through University of Minnesota Extension.
new text end

new text begin (i) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for grants to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota to
fund the Forever Green Agriculture Initiative
and to protect the state's natural resources
while increasing the efficiency, profitability,
and productivity of Minnesota farmers by
incorporating perennial and winter-annual
crops into existing agricultural practices. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (j) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for pesticide testing of
private wells where nitrate is detected, as part
of the Township Testing Program. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (k) $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
second year are to evaluate market
opportunities and develop markets for crops
that can be profitable for farmers and
beneficial for water quality and soil health.
new text end

new text begin (l) A portion of the funds in this section may
be used for programs to train state and local
outreach staff in the intersection between
agricultural economics and agricultural
conservation.
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,307,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,693,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $5,182,000 the first year and $10,568,000
the second year are for the point source
implementation grants program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.073. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (b) $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are for small community
wastewater treatment grants and loans under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.075. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

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

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,790,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 26,290,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $8,275,000 the first year and $8,275,000
the second year are for completion of needed
statewide assessments of surface water quality
and trends according to Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 114D. Of this amount, $125,000 the
first year and $125,000 the second year are
for grants to the Red River Watershed
Management Board to enhance and expand
the existing water quality and watershed
monitoring river watch activities in the schools
in the Red River of the North. The Red River
Watershed Management Board shall provide
a report to the commissioner of the Pollution
Control Agency and the legislative committees
and divisions with jurisdiction over
environment and natural resources finance and
policy and the clean water fund by February
15, 2019, on the expenditure of this
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) $9,409,000 the first year and $9,638,000
the second year are to develop watershed
restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS),
which include total maximum daily load
(TMDL) studies and TMDL implementation
plans for waters listed on the United States
Environmental Protection Agency approved
impaired waters list in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 114D. The agency
shall complete an average of ten percent of
the TMDLs each year over the biennium.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,181,000 the first year and $1,182,000
the second year are for groundwater
assessment, including enhancing the ambient
monitoring network, modeling, and evaluating
trends, including the reassessment of
groundwater that was assessed ten to 15 years
ago and found to be contaminated.
new text end

new text begin (d) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for implementation of the St.
Louis River System Area of Concern
Remedial Action Plan. This appropriation
must be matched at a rate of 65 percent
nonstate money to 35 percent state money.
new text end

new text begin (e) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for TMDL research and
database development.
new text end

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

new text begin (g) $3,500,000 the first year and $3,370,000
the second year are for enhancing the
county-level delivery systems for subsurface
sewage treatment system (SSTS) activities
necessary to implement Minnesota Statutes,
sections 115.55 and 115.56, for protection of
groundwater, including base grants for all
counties with SSTS programs and competitive
grants to counties with specific plans to
significantly reduce water pollution by
reducing the number of systems that are an
imminent threat to public health or safety or
are otherwise failing. Counties that receive
base grants must report the number of sewage
noncompliant properties upgraded through
SSTS replacement, connection to a centralized
sewer system, or other means, including
property abandonment or buy-out. Counties
also must report the number of existing SSTS
compliance inspections conducted in areas
under county jurisdiction. These required
reports are to be part of established annual
reporting for SSTS programs. Counties that
conduct SSTS inventories or those with an
ordinance in place that requires an SSTS to
be inspected as a condition of transferring
property or as a condition of obtaining a local
permit must be given priority for competitive
grants under this paragraph. Of this amount,
$1,000,000 each year is available to counties
for grants to low-income landowners to
address systems that pose an imminent threat
to public health or safety or fail to protect
groundwater. A grant awarded under this
paragraph may not exceed $40,000 for the
biennium. A county receiving a grant under
this paragraph must submit a report to the
agency listing the projects funded, including
an account of the expenditures.
new text end

new text begin (h) $225,000 the first year and $225,000 the
second year are for accelerated implementation
of MS4 permit requirements including
additional technical assistance to
municipalities experiencing difficulties
understanding and implementing the basic
requirements of the municipal storm water
program.
new text end

new text begin (i) $800,000 the first year and $1,200,000 the
second year are for a grant program for
sanitary sewer projects that are included in the
draft or any updated Voyageurs National Park
Clean Water Project Comprehensive Plan to
restore the water quality of waters in
Voyageurs National Park. Grants must be
awarded to local government units for projects
approved by the Voyageurs National Park
Clean Water Joint Powers Board and must be
matched by at least 25 percent from sources
other than the clean water fund.
new text end

new text begin (j) $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are for coordination with the state
of Wisconsin and the National Park Service
on comprehensive phosphorous reduction
activities in the Minnesota portion of Lake St.
Croix on the St. Croix River. The
commissioner must work with the St. Croix
Basin Water Resources Planning Team and
the St. Croix River Association to implement
the water monitoring and phosphorous
reduction activities.
new text end

new text begin (k) $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the
second year are to support activities of the
Clean Water Council according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 114D.30, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (l) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, the appropriations in this
section are available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,446,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,446,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,950,000 the first year and $1,950,000
the second year are for stream flow
monitoring.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,250,000 the first year and $1,250,000
the second year are for lake Index of
Biological Integrity (IBI) assessments.
new text end

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

new text begin (d) $1,886,000 the first year and $1,886,000
the second year are for developing targeted,
science-based watershed restoration and
protection strategies.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,375,000 the first year and $1,375,000
the second year are for water supply planning,
aquifer protection, and monitoring activities.
new text end

new text begin (f) $950,000 the first year and $950,000 the
second year are for technical assistance to
support local implementation of nonpoint
source restoration and protection activities.
new text end

new text begin (g) $675,000 the first year and $675,000 the
second year are for applied research and tools,
including watershed hydrologic modeling;
maintaining and updating spatial data for
watershed boundaries, streams, and water
bodies and integrating high-resolution digital
elevation data; and assessing effectiveness of
forestry best management practices for water
quality.
new text end

new text begin (h) $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are for developing county
geologic atlases.
new text end

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

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 45,911,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 49,597,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $4,875,000 the first year and $4,875,000
the second year are for a pilot program to
provide performance-based grants to local
government units. The grants may be used to
implement projects that protect, enhance, and
restore surface water quality in lakes, rivers,
and streams; protect groundwater from
degradation; and protect drinking water
sources. Projects must be identified in a
comprehensive watershed plan developed
under the One Watershed, One Plan or
metropolitan surface water management
frameworks or groundwater plans. Grant
recipients must identify a nonstate match and
may use other legacy funds to supplement
projects funded under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (b) $6,882,000 the first year and $12,618,000
the second year are for grants to protect and
restore surface water and drinking water; to
keep water on the land; to protect, enhance,
and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and
streams; and to protect groundwater and
drinking water, including feedlot water quality
and subsurface sewage treatment system
projects and stream bank, stream channel,
shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization
projects. The projects must use practices
demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting
public benefit, include a match, and be
consistent with total maximum daily load
(TMDL) implementation plans, watershed
restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS),
or local water management plans or their
equivalents. A portion of these funds may be
used to seek administrative efficiencies
through shared resources by multiple local
governmental units.
new text end

new text begin (c) $3,325,000 the first year and $4,275,000
the second year are for accelerated
implementation, including local resource
protection and enhancement grants and
statewide program enhancements of
supplements for technical assistance, citizen
and community outreach, compliance, and
training and certification.
new text end

new text begin (d) $950,000 the first year and $950,000 the
second year are to provide state oversight and
accountability, evaluate results, provide
implementation tools, and measure the value
of conservation program implementation by
local governments, including submission to
the legislature by March 1 each
even-numbered year a biennial report prepared
by the board, in consultation with the
commissioners of natural resources, health,
agriculture, and the Pollution Control Agency,
detailing the recipients, the projects funded
under this section, and the amount of pollution
reduced.
new text end

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

new text begin (f) $3,875,000 the first year and $5,875,000
the second year are to restore or preserve
permanent conservation on riparian buffers
adjacent to lakes, rivers, streams, and
tributaries, to keep water on the land in order
to decrease sediment, pollutant, and nutrient
transport; reduce hydrologic impacts to surface
waters; and increase infiltration for
groundwater recharge. This appropriation may
be used for restoration of riparian buffers
permanently protected by easements purchased
with this appropriation or contracts to achieve
permanent protection for riparian buffers or
stream bank restorations when the riparian
buffers have been restored. Up to $1,920,000
is for deposit in a monitoring and enforcement
account.
new text end

new text begin (g) $1,750,000 the first year and $1,750,000
the second year are for permanent
conservation easements on wellhead protection
areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), or for
grants to local units of government for fee title
acquisition to permanently protect
groundwater supply sources on wellhead
protection areas or for otherwise ensuring
long-term protection of groundwater supply
sources as described under alternative
management tools in the Department of
Agriculture's Nitrogen Fertilizer Management
Plan, including low nitrogen cropping systems
or implementing nitrogen fertilizer best
management practices. Priority must be placed
on land that is located where the vulnerability
of the drinking water supply is designated as
high or very high by the commissioner of
health, where drinking water protection plans
have identified specific activities that will
achieve long-term protection, and on lands
with expiring Conservation Reserve Program
contracts. Up to $105,000 is for deposit in a
monitoring and enforcement account.
new text end

new text begin (h) $84,000 the first year and $84,000 the
second year are for a technical evaluation
panel to conduct ten restoration evaluations
under Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50,
subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin (i) $1,995,000 the first year and $1,995,000
the second year are for assistance, oversight,
and grants to local governments to transition
local water management plans to a watershed
approach as provided for in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 103B, 103C, 103D, and
114D.
new text end

new text begin (j) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for technical assistance and
grants for the conservation drainage program
in consultation with the Drainage Work Group,
coordinated under Minnesota Statutes, section
103B.101, subdivision 13, that includes
projects to improve multipurpose water
management under Minnesota Statutes, section
103E.015.
new text end

new text begin (k) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are to purchase and restore
permanent conservation sites via easements
or contracts to treat and store water on the land
for water quality improvement purposes and
related technical assistance. This work may
be done in cooperation with the United States
Department of Agriculture with a first priority
use to accomplish a conservation reserve
enhancement program, or equivalent, in the
state. Up to $2,880,000 is for deposit in a
monitoring and enforcement account.
new text end

new text begin (l) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are to purchase permanent
conservation easements to protect lands
adjacent to public waters with good water
quality but threatened with degradation. Up
to $60,000 is for deposit in a monitoring and
enforcement account.
new text end

new text begin (m) $425,000 the first year and $425,000 the
second year are for a program to
systematically collect data and produce
county, watershed, and statewide estimates of
soil erosion caused by water and wind along
with tracking adoption of conservation
measures, including cover crops, to address
erosion.
new text end

new text begin (n) $11,000,000 the first year and $11,000,000
the second year are for payments to soil and
water conservation districts for the purposes
of Minnesota Statutes, sections 103C.321 and
103C.331. From this appropriation, each soil
and water conservation district shall receive
an increase in its base funding of $100,000
per year. Money remaining after the base
increase is available for matching grants to
soil and water conservation districts based on
county allocations to soil and water
conservation districts. The board and other
agencies may reduce the amount of grants to
a county by an amount equal to any reduction
in the county's allocation to a soil and water
conservation district from the county's
previous year allocation when the board
determines that the reduction was
disproportionate.
new text end

new text begin (o) $5,000,000 the first year is for soil and
water conservation districts for cost-sharing
contracts with landowners or authorized agents
to implement riparian buffers or alternative
practices on public waters or public ditches
consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.48. Of this amount, up to $2,500,000
may be targeted outside the 54-county
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Area.
new text end

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

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

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

new text begin (s) The appropriations in this section are
available until June 30, 2022. Returned grant
funds shall be regranted consistent with the
purposes of this section.
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,787,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,107,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,100,000 the first year and $1,100,000
the second year are for addressing public
health concerns related to contaminants found
in Minnesota drinking water for which no
health-based drinking water standards exist,
including accelerating the development of
health risk limits and improving the capacity
of the department's laboratory to analyze
unregulated contaminants.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,587,000 the first year and $2,907,000
the second year are for protection of drinking
water sources.
new text end

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

new text begin (d) $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are to develop and deliver
groundwater restoration and protection
strategies for use on a watershed scale for use
in local water planning efforts and to provide
resources to local governments for drinking
water source protection activities.
new text end

new text begin (e) $400,000 the first year and $400,000 the
second year are for studying the occurrence
and magnitude of contaminants in private
wells and developing guidance and outreach
to reduce risks to private-well owners.
new text end

new text begin (f) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for evaluating and addressing
the risks from viruses in water supplies.
new text end

new text begin (g) $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the
second year are to develop public health
policies and an action plan to address threats
to safe drinking water and to conduct an
analysis to determine the scope of the lead
problem in Minnesota's water and the cost to
eliminate lead exposure in drinking water.
new text end

new text begin (h) Unless otherwise specified, the
appropriations in this section are available
until June 30, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 950,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 950,000
new text end

new text begin $950,000 the first year and $950,000 the
second year are to implement projects that
address emerging drinking-water supply
threats, provide cost-effective regional
solutions, leverage interjurisdictional
coordination, support local implementation of
water supply reliability projects, and prevent
degradation of groundwater resources in the
metropolitan area. These projects will provide
to communities:
new text end

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

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

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

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

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

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,008,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,007,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are for developing county
geologic atlases. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (b) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are for a performance evaluation
and technology transfer program for storm
water best management practices to enhance
data and information management of storm
water best management practices; evaluate
best management performance and
effectiveness to support meeting total
maximum daily loads; develop standards and
incorporate state-of-the-art guidance using
minimal impact design standards as the model;
and implement a knowledge and technology
transfer system across local government,
industry, and regulatory sectors. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2020.
new text end

new text begin (c) $133,000 the first year and $132,000 the
second year are to provide guidance
documents and tools evaluating the clean
water fund's return on investment to measure
impacts on water quality and human
well-being as well as assist in future funding
decisions.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,000
new text end

new text begin $15,000 the first year is for the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for the Web site
required in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
subdivision 10.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 114D.50, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Expenditures; accountability.

(a) A project receiving funding from the clean
water fund must meet or exceed the constitutional requirements to protect, enhance, and
restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater and drinking
water from degradation. Priority may be given to projects that meet more than one of these
requirements. A project receiving funding from the clean water fund shall include measurable
outcomes, as defined in section 3.303, subdivision 10, and a plan for measuring and
evaluating the results. A project must be consistent with current science and incorporate
state-of-the-art technology.

(b) Money from the clean water fund shall be expended to balance the benefits across
all regions and residents of the state.

(c) A state agency or other recipient of a direct appropriation from the clean water fund
must compile and submit all information for proposed and funded projects or programs,
including the proposed measurable outcomes and all other items required under section
3.303, subdivision 10, to the Legislative Coordinating Commission as soon as practicable
or by January 15 of the applicable fiscal year, whichever comes first. The Legislative
Coordinating Commission must post submitted information on the Web site required under
section 3.303, subdivision 10, as soon as it becomes available. Information classified as not
public under section 13D.05, subdivision 3, paragraph (d), is not required to be placed on
the Web site.

(d) Grants funded by the clean water fund must be implemented according to section
16B.98 and must account for all expenditures. Proposals must specify a process for any
regranting envisioned. Priority for grant proposals must be given to proposals involving
grants that will be competitively awarded.

(e) Money from the clean water fund may only be spent on projects that benefit Minnesota
waters.

(f) When practicable, a direct recipient of an appropriation from the clean water fund
shall prominently display on the recipient's Web site home page the legacy logo required
under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 5, section 10, as amended by Laws 2010, chapter
361, article 3, section 5, accompanied by the phrase "Click here for more information."
When a person clicks on the legacy logo image, the Web site must direct the person to a
Web page that includes both the contact information that a person may use to obtain
additional information, as well as a link to the Legislative Coordinating Commission Web
site required under section 3.303, subdivision 10.

(g) Future eligibility for money from the clean water fund is contingent upon a state
agency or other recipient satisfying all applicable requirements in this section, as well as
any additional requirements contained in applicable session law. If the Office of the
Legislative Auditor, in the course of an audit or investigation, publicly reports that a recipient
of money from the clean water fund has not complied with the laws, rules, or regulations
in this section or other laws applicable to the recipient, the recipient must be listed in an
annual report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the legacy funds. The list
must be publicly available. The legislative auditor shall remove a recipient from the list
upon determination that the recipient is in compliance. A recipient on the list is not eligible
for future funding from the clean water fund until the recipient demonstrates compliance
to the legislative auditor.

(h) Money from the clean water fund may be used to leverage federal funds through
execution of formal project partnership agreements with federal agencies consistent with
respective federal agency partnership agreement requirements.

new text begin (i) Any state agency or organization requesting a direct appropriation from the clean
water fund must inform the Clean Water Council and the house of representatives and senate
committees having jurisdiction over the clean water fund, at the time the request for funding
is made, whether the request is supplanting or is a substitution for any previous funding that
was not from a legacy fund and was used for the same purpose.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 114D.50, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Reserve requirement. new text end

new text begin In any fiscal year, at least five percent of that year's
projected tax receipts determined by the most recent forecast for the clean water fund must
not be appropriated.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginCLEAN WATER FUND INDIRECT COSTS; REPORT.
new text end

new text begin By October 1, 2017, the commissioner of management and budget must submit to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over the clean water fund a report of the amount from the clean water fund used
to reimburse the general fund for indirect costs under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.127.
The report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) information for all years that clean water fund appropriations have been made through
fiscal year 2017;
new text end

new text begin (2) the legal authority of the specific appropriations from which indirect costs were
funded; and
new text end

new text begin (3) information on how statewide indirect cost allocations from the clean water fund
contribute to the constitutional requirement that funds be spent only to protect, enhance,
and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater from
degradation.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

PARKS AND TRAILS FUND

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

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the parks and
trails fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures
"2018" and "2019" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are
available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, respectively. "The first
year" is fiscal year 2018. "The second year" is fiscal year 2019. "The biennium" is fiscal
years 2018 and 2019. All appropriations in this article are onetime.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

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

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 41,989,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 47,775,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Management and Budget's
Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise
specified in this article, fiscal year 2018
appropriations are available until June 30,
2020, and fiscal year 2019 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2021. If a project
receives federal funds, the time period of the
appropriation is extended to equal the
availability of federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Disability Access
new text end

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

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,398,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 28,884,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $16,584,000 the first year and $18,891,000
the second year are for state parks, recreation
areas, and trails to:
new text end

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

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

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

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

new text begin (b) $8,293,000 the first year and $9,445,000
the second year are for grants for parks and
trails of regional significance outside the
seven-county metropolitan area under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.535. The grants
awarded under this paragraph shall be based
on the lists of recommended projects
submitted to the legislative committees under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.536,
subdivision 10, from the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Commission
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
85.536. Grants funded under this paragraph
must support parks and trails of regional or
statewide significance that meet the applicable
definitions and criteria for regional parks and
trails contained in the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Strategic Plan
adopted by the Greater Minnesota Regional
Parks and Trails Commission on April 22,
2015. Grant recipients identified under this
paragraph must submit a grant application to
the commissioner of natural resources. Up to
2.5 percent of the appropriation may be used
by the commissioner for the actual cost of
issuing and monitoring the grants for the
commission. Of the amount appropriated,
$424,000 the first year and $399,000 the
second year are for the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Commission to
carry out its duties under Minnesota Statutes,
section 85.536, including the continued
development of a statewide system plan for
regional parks and trails outside the
seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (c) By January 15, 2018, the Greater
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Commission shall submit a list of projects that
contains the commission's recommendations
for funding from the parks and trails fund for
fiscal year 2019 to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over the
environment and natural resources and the
parks and trails fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) By January 15, 2018, the Greater
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Commission shall submit a report that contains
the commission's criteria for funding from the
parks and trails fund, including the criteria
used to determine if a park or trail is of
regional significance, to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over the
environment and natural resources and the
parks and trails fund.
new text end

new text begin (e) $521,000 the first year and $548,000 the
second year are for coordination and projects
between the department, the Metropolitan
Council, and the Greater Minnesota Regional
Parks and Trails Commission; enhanced
Web-based information for park and trail
users; and support of activities of the Parks
and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.
new text end

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

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

Sec. 4. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,584,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 18,891,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $16,584,000 the first year and $18,891,000
the second year are for distribution according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53,
subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (b) Money appropriated under this section and
distributed to implementing agencies must be
used only to fund the list of projects approved
by the elected representatives of each of the
metropolitan parks implementing agencies.
Projects funded by the money appropriated
under this section must be substantially
consistent with the project descriptions and
dollar amounts approved by each elected body.
Any funds remaining after completion of the
listed projects may be spent by the
implementing agencies on projects to support
parks and trails.
new text end

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

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

Sec. 5. new text beginLEGISLATURE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,000
new text end

new text begin $7,000 the first year is for the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for the Web site
required in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303,
subdivision 10.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 85.53, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Reserve requirement. new text end

new text begin In any fiscal year, at least five percent of that year's
projected tax receipts determined by the most recent forecast for the parks and trails fund
must not be appropriated.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginSAUK RIVER REGIONAL PARK GRANT EXTENSION.
new text end

new text begin The appropriation in Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section 3, paragraph (c), clause
(9), from the parks and trails fund for trail enhancement, land acquisition, and other
improvements at Sauk River Regional Park is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from June 30, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginHYLAND-BUSH-ANDERSON LAKES PARK RESERVE GRANT
EXTENSION.
new text end

new text begin The appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 in Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3,
section 4, paragraph (c), from the parks and trails fund for grants to the city of Bloomington
to reconstruct parking lots at the Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Park Reserve are available
until June 30, 2018.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from June 30, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginANOKA COUNTY AND DAKOTA COUNTY REALLOCATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section 4, paragraph (o), and Laws
2015, First Special Session chapter 2, article 3, section 4, paragraph (b):
new text end

new text begin (1) Anoka County may allocate $438,000 of its share of the distribution for fiscal year
2017 funds under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53, subdivision 3, to Bunker Hills Regional
Park in accordance with the most recent priority rankings that Anoka County has submitted
to the Metropolitan Council; and
new text end

new text begin (2) Dakota County may allocate $180,000 of its share of the distribution under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.53, subdivision 3, designated for the Vermillion River Regional
Greenway to the phase 2 improvement to Whitetail Woods Regional Park in Dakota County.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10. new text beginPARKS AND TRAILS FUND INDIRECT COSTS; REPORT.
new text end

new text begin By October 1, 2017, the commissioner of management and budget must submit to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over the parks and trails fund a report of the amount from the parks and trails
fund used to reimburse the general fund for indirect costs under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.127. The report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) information for all years that parks and trails fund appropriations have been made
through fiscal year 2017;
new text end

new text begin (2) the legal authority of the specific appropriations from which indirect costs were
funded; and
new text end

new text begin (3) information on how statewide indirect cost allocations from the parks and trails fund
contribute to the constitutional requirement that funds be spent only to support parks and
trails of regional or statewide significance.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND

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

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the entities
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the arts and cultural
heritage fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2018" and "2019" used in
this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2019, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year
2018. "The second year" is fiscal year 2019. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
All appropriations in this article are onetime.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 57,328,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 66,036,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this article may not be
spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation. Money appropriated in this
article must not be spent on institutional
overhead charges that are not directly related
to and necessary for a specific appropriation.
Money appropriated in this article must be
spent in accordance with the Minnesota
Management and Budget's Guidance to
Agencies on Legacy Fund Expenditures.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, and unless otherwise specified in this
article, fiscal year 2018 appropriations are
available until June 30, 2019, and fiscal year
2019 appropriations are available until June
30, 2020. If a project receives federal funds,
the period of the appropriation is extended to
equal the availability of federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Minnesota State Arts Board
new text end

new text begin 26,370,000
new text end
new text begin 31,736,000
new text end

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

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

new text begin $20,700,000 the first year and $25,589,000
the second year are to support Minnesota
artists and arts organizations in creating,
producing, and presenting high-quality arts
activities; to preserve, maintain, and interpret
art forms and works of art so that they are
accessible to Minnesota audiences; to
overcome barriers to accessing high-quality
arts activities; and to instill the arts into the
community and public life in this state.
new text end

new text begin (c) Arts Education
new text end

new text begin $4,115,000 the first year and $4,610,000 the
second year are for high-quality,
age-appropriate arts education for Minnesotans
of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and
understanding of the arts.
new text end

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

new text begin $1,430,000 the first year and $1,537,000 the
second year are for events and activities that
represent, preserve, and maintain the diverse
cultural arts traditions, including folk and
traditional artists and art organizations,
represented in this state.
new text end

new text begin (e) Grants
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year is for a grant or contract
to an organization for designing, consulting,
creating, and administering a statewide arts
software application to be used on electronic
and mobile electronic devices to locate and
access artists, arts organizations, and art
education programs throughout Minnesota.
The grantee must work in consultation with
the Minnesota State Arts Board, regional arts
councils, private and nonprofit arts
organizations, and the regional library system
to develop criteria for content to import to the
software application and must make the
application free to download. A portion of the
funding may be used to pay the ongoing costs
associated with developing content and
updating the software or with contracting to
develop and update the software and expand
electronic content in fiscal years 2018 and
2019.
new text end

new text begin $75,000 the first year is for a grant to the city
of Savage to design and construct a statue of
Dan Patch to be placed in the city of Savage.
Grant recipients must provide a funding match
of at least 25 percent of the total eligible
project costs.
new text end

new text begin (f) Up to 4.5 percent of the funds appropriated
in paragraphs (b) to (d) may be used by the
board for administering grant programs,
delivering technical services, providing fiscal
oversight for the statewide system, and
ensuring accountability.
new text end

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

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

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Historical Society
new text end

new text begin 11,815,000
new text end
new text begin 16,305,000
new text end

new text begin (a) These amounts are appropriated to the
governing board of the Minnesota Historical
Society to preserve and enhance access to
Minnesota's history and its cultural and
historical resources. Grant agreements entered
into by the Minnesota Historical Society and
other recipients of appropriations in this
subdivision must ensure that these funds are
used to supplement and not substitute for
traditional sources of funding. Funds directly
appropriated to the Minnesota Historical
Society must be used to supplement and not
substitute for traditional sources of funding.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, for historic preservation projects that
improve historic structures, the amounts are
available until June 30, 2021. The Minnesota
Historical Society or grant recipients of the
Minnesota Historical Society using arts and
cultural heritage funds under this subdivision
must give consideration to Conservation Corps
Minnesota and Northern Bedrock Historic
Preservation Corps, or an organization
carrying out similar work, for projects with
the potential to need historic preservation
services.
new text end

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

new text begin $4,500,000 the first year and $6,500,000 the
second year are for history programs and
projects operated or conducted by or through
local, county, regional, or other historical or
cultural organizations or for activities to
preserve significant historic and cultural
resources. Funds are to be distributed through
a competitive grant process. The Minnesota
Historical Society must administer these funds
using established grant mechanisms, with
assistance from the advisory committee
created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article
4, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), item
(ii).
new text end

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

new text begin $4,055,000 the first year and $6,945,000 the
second year are for programs and purposes
related to the historical and cultural heritage
of the state of Minnesota conducted by the
Minnesota Historical Society.
new text end

new text begin (3) History Partnerships
new text end

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

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

new text begin $400,000 the first year and $400,000 the
second year are for a contract or contracts to
be awarded on a competitive basis to conduct
statewide surveys of Minnesota's sites of
historical, archaeological, and cultural
significance. Results of the surveys must be
published in a searchable form and available
to the public free of cost. The Minnesota
Historical Society, the Office of the State
Archaeologist, and the Indian Affairs Council
must each appoint a representative to an
oversight board to select contractors and direct
the conduct of the surveys. The oversight
board must consult with the Departments of
Transportation and Natural Resources.
new text end

new text begin (5) Digital Library
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are for a digital library project to
preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota
images, documents, and historical materials.
The Minnesota Historical Society must
cooperate with the Minitex interlibrary loan
system and must jointly share this
appropriation for these purposes.
new text end

new text begin (6) Grants
new text end

new text begin $80,000 each year is for a grant to the board
of directors of the Carver County Historical
Society to restore the historic Andrew Peterson
farm in Waconia.
new text end

new text begin $80,000 each year is for a grant to the city of
Woodbury to work in collaboration with the
Woodbury Barn Heritage Commission to
restore the Miller Barn and historical
programming at the Miller Barn in Woodbury.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year is to restore the stained
glass in the historic Fort Snelling Memorial
Chapel in collaboration with the Department
of Natural Resources. The historical society
may work in collaboration with the Fort
Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Fairmont Opera House to restore and renovate
the historic Fairmont Opera House.
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Litchfield Opera House to restore and renovate
the historic Litchfield Opera House.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Department of Education
new text end

new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end

new text begin These amounts are appropriated to the
commissioner of education for grants to the
12 Minnesota regional library systems to
provide educational opportunities in the arts,
history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of
Minnesota. These funds must be allocated
using the formulas in Minnesota Statutes,
section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with
the remaining 25 percent to be distributed to
all qualifying systems in an amount
proportionate to the number of qualifying
system entities in each system. For purposes
of this subdivision, "qualifying system entity"
means a public library, a regional library
system, a regional library system headquarters,
a county, or an outreach service program.
These funds may be used to sponsor programs
provided by regional libraries or to provide
grants to local arts and cultural heritage
programs for programs in partnership with
regional libraries. These funds must be
distributed in ten equal payments per year.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or
before June 30, 2019, as grants or contracts in
this subdivision are available until June 30,
2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Department of Administration
new text end

new text begin 10,937,000
new text end
new text begin 9,600,000
new text end

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

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

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

new text begin $1,500,000 the first year and $1,700,000 the
second year are for Minnesota Public Radio
to create programming and expand news
service on Minnesota's cultural heritage and
history.
new text end

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

new text begin $1,500,000 the first year and $1,700,000 the
second year are to the Association of
Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations
for production and acquisition grants in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
129D.19.
new text end

new text begin (e) Public Television
new text end

new text begin $4,150,000 the first year and $3,900,000 the
second year are to the Minnesota Public
Television Association for production and
acquisition grants according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 129D.18. Of this amount,
$650,000 the first year is for a grant to Twin
Cities Public Television to produce the
Vietnam: Minnesota Remembers project. Any
production costs associated with this project
incurred on or after February 1, 2017, are
eligible for reimbursement under this section
as long as these funds are available under
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (f) Wilderness Inquiry
new text end

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

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

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

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

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

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

new text begin $300,000 the first year is to the city of Blue
Earth to predesign, design, construct, furnish,
and equip the Green Giant Museum to
preserve the culture and history of Minnesota.
new text end

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

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

new text begin (k) Minnesota State Band
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year is to the Minnesota State
Band to promote and increase public
performances across Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (l) Rice County Veterans Memorial
new text end

new text begin $30,000 the first year is to Rice County to
complete the Rice County Veterans Memorial
in Faribault.
new text end

new text begin (m) Waseca County Veterans Memorial
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year is to Waseca County to
complete the Waseca County Veterans
Memorial.
new text end

new text begin (n) Minnesota Square Park Pavilion
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year is to the city of St.
Peter to reconstruct the Minnesota Square Park
pavilion in St. Peter.
new text end

new text begin (o) Office of State Archaeologist
new text end

new text begin $107,000 the first year is for the Office of the
State Archaeologist non-Indian remains
analysis and reburial project.
new text end

new text begin (p) Medal of Honor Commemorative Memorial
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the first year is to complete design
and construction of a memorial in the Capitol
area to honor all Minnesota Medal of Honor
recipients. This appropriation is not available
until the commissioner determines that at least
$250,000 is committed to the project from
nonstate sources, and there are sufficient
resources to complete the project, as required
in Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502, and
Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 13, section
64.
new text end

new text begin (q) Camp Legionville
new text end

new text begin $222,000 the first year is for a grant to Camp
Legionville for programs for youth, veterans,
and the public related to Minnesota's cultural,
historical, and recreational activities.
new text end

new text begin (r) Big Marine Lake Veterans Rest Camp
new text end

new text begin $278,000 the first year is for a grant to the Big
Marine Lake Veterans Rest Camp to develop
and build a welcome center that supports the
mission, programs, and safety of the Veterans
Rest Camp to provide Minnesota's cultural,
historical, and recreational activities to
veterans, their families, and their guests.
new text end

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

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

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Zoo
new text end

new text begin 1,550,000
new text end
new text begin 1,950,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Humanities Center
new text end

new text begin 2,677,000
new text end
new text begin 2,475,000
new text end

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

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

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

new text begin $1,125,000 each year is for programs and
purposes of the Minnesota Humanities Center.
Of this amount, $125,000 each year may be
used for the Why Treaties Matter exhibit and
$100,000 each year may be used for the
veterans' voices program. Of this amount,
$55,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Governor's Council on Developmental
Disabilities to enhance and enlarge the
historical digital archives collection "With An
Eye to the Past" for oral history interviews
and document collection, production,
consultation, transcription, closed captioning,
Web site administration, and evaluation.
new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Humanities Center may
consider museums and organizations
celebrating the identities of Minnesotans and
the Lake Superior Center Authority for grants
from these funds.
new text end

new text begin (c) Cultural Athletic Courts
new text end

new text begin $75,000 the first year is for a grant to the city
of St. Paul or Ramsey County to develop and
install activity facilities in parks for Tawkaw
courts that are reflective of the current
demographics in Ramsey County. This grant
is available if the recipient provides at least a
25 percent match for funding.
new text end

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

new text begin $1,030,000 the first year and $950,000 the
second year are for arts and cultural heritage
grants to children's museums for arts and
cultural exhibits and related educational
outreach programs.
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $500,000 each year is for the
Minnesota Children's Museum for interactive
exhibits and outreach programs on arts and
cultural heritage, including the Minnesota
Children's Museum in Rochester; $150,000
each year is for the Duluth Children's
Museum; $150,000 each year is for the Grand
Rapids Children's Museum; $150,000 each
year is for the Southern Minnesota Children's
Museum for the Mni Wiconi and other arts
and cultural exhibits; and $80,000 the first
year is for the Wheel and Cog Children's
Museum of Hutchinson for interactive exhibits
and outreach programs on arts and cultural
heritage.
new text end

new text begin (e) Civics Programs
new text end

new text begin $200,000 each year is for grants to the
Minnesota Civic Education Coalition:
Minnesota Civic Youth, the Learning Law and
Democracy Foundation, and YMCA Youth in
Government to conduct civics education
programs for the civic and cultural
development of Minnesota youth. Civics
education is the study of constitutional
principles and the democratic foundation of
our national, state, and local institutions and
the study of political processes and structures
of government, grounded in the understanding
of constitutional government under the rule
of law.
new text end

new text begin (f) Rondo Commemorative Plaza
new text end

new text begin $47,000 the first year is for a grant to Rondo
Avenue, Inc. for the Rondo Commemorative
Plaza to celebrate the historic Rondo
neighborhood.
new text end

new text begin (g) Somali Community and Museum Grants
new text end

new text begin $200,000 each year is for a grant to one or
more community organizations that provide
Somali-based collaborative programs for arts
and cultural heritage. The Somali Museum of
Minnesota may apply for a grant under this
paragraph. The funding must be used for
programs to provide arts and humanities
education and workshops, mentor programs,
classes, exhibits, presentations, community
engagement events, and outreach about the
Somali community and heritage in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Indian Affairs Council
new text end

new text begin 1,320,000
new text end
new text begin 1,320,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $845,000 each year is for the Indian Affairs
Council to provide grants to preserve Dakota
and Ojibwe Indian language and to foster
education programs and immersion programs
in Dakota and Ojibwe language.
new text end

new text begin (b) $125,000 each year is to the Indian Affairs
Council for a grant to the Niiganne Ojibwe
Immersion School.
new text end

new text begin (c) $250,000 each year is to the Indian Affairs
Council for a grant to the Wicoie
Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Project and
potentially Baby's Space and other partners at
the Neighborhood Early Learning Center.
Wicoie Nandagikendan Urban Immersion
Project shall work in coordination with the
Indian Affairs Council to develop capacity
and implement a language immersion program
with Baby's Space and other partners.
new text end

new text begin (d) Graves Protection
new text end

new text begin $100,000 each year is for the Indian Affairs
Council to carry out responsibilities under
Minnesota Statutes, section 307.08, to comply
with Public Law 101-601, the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation
Act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Department of Agriculture
new text end

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

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

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Legislative Coordinating Commission
new text end

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

new text begin This amount is for the Legislative
Coordinating Commission to maintain the
Web site required under Minnesota Statutes,
section 3.303, subdivision 10.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 129D.17, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Minnesota State Arts Board allocation.

At least 47 percent of the deleted text beginmoney
deposited in the
deleted text endnew text begin total appropriations from thenew text end arts and cultural heritage fund new text beginin a fiscal
biennium
new text endmust be for grants and services awarded through the Minnesota State Arts Board,
or regional arts councils subject to appropriation.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 129D.17, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reserve requirement. new text end

new text begin In any fiscal year, at least five percent of that year's
projected tax receipts determined by the most recent forecast for the arts and cultural heritage
fund must not be appropriated.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND INDIRECT COSTS; REPORT.
new text end

new text begin By October 1, 2017, the commissioner of management and budget must submit to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over the arts and cultural heritage fund a report of the amount from the arts and
cultural heritage fund used to reimburse the general fund for indirect costs under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.127. The report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) information for all years that arts and cultural heritage fund appropriations have been
made through fiscal year 2017;
new text end

new text begin (2) the legal authority of the specific appropriations from which indirect costs were
funded; and
new text end

new text begin (3) information on how statewide indirect cost allocations from the arts and cultural
heritage fund contribute to the constitutional requirement that funds be spent only for arts,
arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: HF0707-4

97A.056 OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND; LESSARD-SAMS OUTDOOR HERITAGE COUNCIL.

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