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HF 855

4th Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:42am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and better
public land and buildings and for other improvements of a capital nature
with certain conditions; establishing new programs and modifying existing
programs; authorizing the sale of state bonds; repealing and modifying previous
appropriations; providing money to match and supplement federal disaster
assistance; providing aid to local governments and individuals and for other
disaster relief for damage caused by flooding, tornado, and fire in the state;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 12A.10; 12A.15, by adding a subdivision; 16A.641, by adding a subdivision; 16A.86, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 134.45, by adding a subdivision; 135A.046, subdivision 2; 136F.98, subdivision 1; Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section 5, subdivision 10; Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 16, as amended; Laws 2006, chapter 258, sections 7, subdivision 7, as amended; 8, subdivision 2; 20, subdivision 7; 21, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, as amended; 23, subdivision 3, as amended; Laws 2008, chapter 179, sections 3, subdivisions 12, as amended, 21, 25; 7, subdivision 29; 8, subdivision 2; 15, subdivision 5; 21, subdivision 14; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 16A.86, subdivision 3; 116.156; 473.399, subdivision 4; Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 8, subdivision 3.

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

ARTICLE 1

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Section 1. new text beginCAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the
bond proceeds fund, or another named fund, to the state agencies or officials indicated,
to be spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as
authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph (a), to acquire
and better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature, or
as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraphs (b) to (j), or
article XIV. Unless otherwise specified, the appropriations in this act are available until
the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642.
new text end

new text begin SUMMARY
new text end
new text begin University of Minnesota
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 51,500,000
new text end
new text begin Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
new text end
new text begin 78,875,000
new text end
new text begin Education
new text end
new text begin 5,780,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 54,800,000
new text end
new text begin Board of Water and Soil Resources
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin Rural Finance Authority
new text end
new text begin 35,000,000
new text end
new text begin Zoological Garden
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin Amateur Sports Commission
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin Military Affairs
new text end
new text begin 3,602,000
new text end
new text begin Transportation
new text end
new text begin 54,600,000
new text end
new text begin Metropolitan Council
new text end
new text begin 22,600,000
new text end
new text begin Human Services
new text end
new text begin 4,000,000
new text end
new text begin Veterans Affairs
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin Corrections
new text end
new text begin 4,000,000
new text end
new text begin Employment and Economic Development
new text end
new text begin 17,250,000
new text end
new text begin Housing Finance Agency
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin Minnesota Historical Society
new text end
new text begin 2,165,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Sale Expenses
new text end
new text begin 343,000
new text end
new text begin TOTAL
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 343,515,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Fund (General Fund Debt Service)
new text end
new text begin 279,777,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Fund (User Financed Debt Service)
new text end
new text begin 47,958,000
new text end
new text begin Maximum Effort School Loan Fund
new text end
new text begin 5,780,000
new text end
new text begin State Transportation Fund
new text end
new text begin 10,000,000
new text end
new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 51,500,000
new text end

new text begin To the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the purposes specified in
this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Higher Education Asset Preservation
and Replacement (HEAPR)
new text end

new text begin 25,000,000
new text end

new text begin To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Twin Cities Campus
new text end

new text begin Bell Museum of Natural History
new text end
new text begin 24,000,000
new text end

new text begin To complete design and to construct, furnish,
and equip a new Bell Museum of Natural
History on the St. Paul campus.
new text end

new text begin National Solar Rating and Certification
Laboratory
new text end
new text begin 2,150,000
new text end

new text begin To design, engineer, construct, furnish,
and equip a solar rating and certification
laboratory in the mechanical engineering
building on the Minneapolis campus. The
project includes installation and upgrading
of utilities for the laboratory, acquisition
and installation of a testing chamber, and
accreditation of the laboratory.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin West Central Research and Outreach
Center, Morris
new text end

new text begin 350,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire and install at the West Central
Research and Outreach Center in Morris
demonstration solar thermal and photo
voltaic systems, including system monitoring
equipment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginMINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES
AND UNIVERSITIES
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 78,875,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Higher Education Asset Preservation
And Replacement (HEAPR)
new text end

new text begin 40,000,000
new text end

new text begin For the purposes specified in Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046, including safety
and statutory compliance, building envelope
integrity, mechanical systems, and space
restoration.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Lake Superior Community and
Technical College
new text end

new text begin Health and Science Center Addition
new text end
new text begin 11,000,000
new text end

new text begin To complete design of and to construct,
furnish, and equip an addition to the Health
and Science Center and to renovate existing
spaces.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Mesabi Range Community and
Technical College, Eveleth
new text end

new text begin Carpentry and Industrial Mechanical
Technology and Shops
new text end
new text begin 5,250,000
new text end

new text begin To construct, furnish, and equip shop space
for the industrial mechanical technology
and carpentry programs. This appropriation
includes funding for renovation of existing
space for ADA compliance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Metropolitan State University
new text end

new text begin Smart Classroom Center
new text end
new text begin 5,700,000
new text end

new text begin To construct, furnish, and equip renovation
of two floors of technology-enhanced
classrooms and academic offices in the power
plant building. This appropriation includes
money to demolish the power plant annex to
enable the new construction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Minnesota State College, Southeast
Technical - Aviation Training Center
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
136F.60, subdivision 5, the net proceeds
of the sale or disposition of the Aviation
Training Center in Winona operated by
Minnesota State College - Southeast
Technical, after paying all expenses incurred
in selling the property and retiring any
remaining debt attributable to the project,
are appropriated to the board of trustees
of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities for use in a capital project at the
Winona campus and need not be paid to the
commissioner of finance, as would otherwise
be required by Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.695, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin When the sale is complete and the sale
proceeds have been applied as provided in
this subdivision, Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.695, no longer applies to the property
and the property is no longer state bond
financed property.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin North Hennepin Community College
new text end

new text begin Center for Business and Technology
new text end
new text begin 13,300,000
new text end

new text begin To construct, furnish, and equip an addition
to the Center for Business and Technology
and to renovate the center for classrooms and
related space.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Systemwide Initiatives
new text end

new text begin Classroom Renovation
new text end
new text begin 3,625,000
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, furnish, and equip
renovation of classroom and academic
space. Excluding revenue from student
tuition and fees, campuses may use nonstate
money to increase the size of the projects.
This appropriation may be used only at the
following campuses: Central Lakes College,
Brainerd; Minnesota State Community
Technical College, Moorhead and Wadena;
Minnesota West Community Technical
College, Pipestone; Northland Community
Technical College, Thief River Falls; Pine
Technical College, Pine City; and Rochester
Community Technical College, Rochester.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Debt Service
new text end

new text begin (a) The board shall pay the debt service on
one-third of the principal amount of state
bonds sold to finance projects authorized by
this section, except for higher education asset
preservation and replacement, and except
that, where a nonstate match is required, the
debt service is due on a principal amount
equal to one-third of the total project cost,
less the match committed before the bonds
are sold. After each sale of general obligation
bonds, the commissioner of finance shall
notify the board of the amounts assessed for
each year for the life of the bonds.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Unspent Appropriations
new text end

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

new text begin (b) The unspent portion of an appropriation
for a project in this section that is complete,
is available for higher education asset
preservation and replacement under this
subdivision, at the same campus as the
project for which the original appropriation
was made and the debt service requirement
under subdivision 9 is reduced accordingly.
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies
from the date of the original appropriation to
the unspent amount transferred.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginEDUCATION
new text end

new text begin Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,780,000
new text end

new text begin From the maximum effort school loan fund to
the commissioner of education for a capital
loan to Independent School District No. 38,
Red Lake, as provided in Minnesota Statutes,
sections 126C.60 to 126C.72, to design,
construct, furnish, and equip renovation of
existing facilities and construction of new
facilities.
new text end

new text begin The project paid for with this appropriation
includes a portion of the renovation and
construction identified as Phase 4 in the
review and comment performed by the
commissioner of education under the capital
loan provisions of Minnesota Statutes,
section 126C.69. This portion includes
renovation and construction of a single
kitchen and cafeteria to serve the high school
and middle school, a receiving area and dock
and adjacent drives, utilities, and grading.
new text end

new text begin Before any capital loan contract is approved
under this authorization, the district must
provide documentation acceptable to the
commissioner on how the capital loan will
be used.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginNATURAL RESOURCES
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 54,800,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of natural resources
for the purposes specified in this section.
The commissioner must allocate money
appropriated in this section so as to maximize
the use of all available federal money from
the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, and any other
federal funding.
new text end

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

new text begin To the extent possible, a person conducting
prairie restoration with state money must
plant vegetation or sow seed only of ecotypes
native to Minnesota, and preferably of the
local ecotype, using a high diversity of
species originating from as close to the
restoration site as possible, and protect
existing native prairies from genetic
contamination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Statewide Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For the renovation of state-owned facilities
operated by the commissioner of natural
resources that can be substantially completed
in calendar year 2009, as determined by
the commissioner of natural resources,
to be spent in accordance with new
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946,
including renovation of buildings for energy
efficiency, roof replacements, replacement
of well and water treatment systems, road
resurfacing, major culvert replacement and
erosion control, water access rehabilitation,
trail resurfacing and widening, and bridge
replacement and rehabilitation. The
commissioner may use this appropriation
to replace buildings if, considering the
embedded energy in the building, that is the
most energy-efficient and carbon-reducing
method of renovation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants
new text end

new text begin 53,800,000
new text end

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

new text begin This appropriation includes money to
maximize federal funds for projects in Ada,
Breckenridge, and Roseau. Any money
remaining from this appropriation is for
the following projects as prioritized by the
commissioner based on need:
new text end

new text begin (a) Ada
new text end

new text begin (b) Agassiz Valley
new text end

new text begin (c) Albert Lea
new text end

new text begin (d) Argyle
new text end

new text begin (e) Austin
new text end

new text begin (f) Bois de Sioux Watershed District, North
Ottawa project
new text end

new text begin (g) Breckenridge
new text end

new text begin (h) Browns Valley
new text end

new text begin (i) Crookston
new text end

new text begin (j) Granite Falls
new text end

new text begin (k) Hay Creek-Norland
new text end

new text begin (l) Inver Grove Heights
new text end

new text begin (m) Manston Slough
new text end

new text begin (n) Moorhead
new text end

new text begin (o) Oakport Township
new text end

new text begin $12,000,000 is for the Oakport Township
project.
new text end

new text begin (p) Red Path
new text end

new text begin (q) Roseau
new text end

new text begin (r) Shell Rock River Watershed
new text end

new text begin (s) Spring Brook
new text end

new text begin (t) Stillwater
new text end

new text begin (u) St. Paul
new text end

new text begin $3,800,000 is for a grant to the City of St.
Paul to acquire land for and to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip river
park development and redevelopment
infrastructure in National Great River Park
along the Mississippi River in St. Paul.
This appropriation is not subject to the
match requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
section 103F.161, but it is not available until
the commissioner determines that at least
$2,500,000 is committed to the project from
nonstate sources.
new text end

new text begin (v) St. Vincent
new text end

new text begin (w) Two Rivers
new text end

new text begin (x) Any other project in a community in the
Red River basin affected by the 2009 flood
new text end

new text begin For any project listed in this subdivision
that the commissioner determines is not
ready to proceed or does not expend all the
money allocated to it, the commissioner may
allocate that project's money to a project on
the commissioner's priority list.
new text end

new text begin To the extent that the cost of a project in Ada,
Breckenridge, Browns Valley, Crookston,
Granite Falls, Moorhead, Oakport Township,
Roseau, St. Vincent, or any other community
affected by the April 2009 flooding in the
Red River basin exceeds two percent of the
median household income in the municipality
multiplied by the number of households in
the municipality, this appropriation is also
for the local share of the project.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin RIM Conservation Reserve
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin To the Board of Water and Soil Resources
to acquire conservation easements from
landowners to preserve, restore, create,
and enhance wetlands, restore and enhance
rivers and streams, riparian lands, and
associated uplands in order to protect
soil and water quality, support fish and
wildlife habitat, reduce flood damages,
and other public benefits. The board must
allocate money appropriated in this section
so as to maximize the use of available
federal funds. The provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, section 103F.515, apply to this
appropriation, except that the board may
establish alternative payment rates for
easements and practices to establish restored
native prairies and to protect uplands. To
the extent possible, prairie restorations
conducted with money appropriated in this
section must plant vegetation or sow seed
only of ecotypes native to Minnesota, and
preferably of the local ecotype, using a high
diversity of species originating from as
close to the restoration site as possible, and
protect existing native prairies from genetic
contamination. Of this appropriation, up to
ten percent may be used to implement the
program.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginRURAL FINANCE AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 35,000,000
new text end

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

Sec. 8. new text beginMINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL
GARDEN
new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation and Improvement
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the Minnesota Zoological Garden
to design and construct capital asset
preservation improvements and betterments
to infrastructure and exhibits at the Minnesota
Zoo.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginAMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin National Sports Center - Blaine
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the Minnesota Amateur Sports
Commission for asset preservation at the
National Sports Center in Blaine, to be spent
in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 16B.307.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginMILITARY AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,602,000
new text end

new text begin To the adjutant general for asset preservation
improvements and betterments of a capital
nature at military affairs facilities, to be
spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 16B.307. The adjutant general must
allocate money appropriated in this section
so as to maximize the use of all available
federal funding.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation may be used for life safety
improvements, to correct code deficiencies,
for Americans with Disabilities Act
alterations, and to improve energy efficiency
at existing National Guard Training and
Community Centers at Hastings, Hutchinson,
Red Wing, and Winona; and to match
federal stimulus money for backup heating
and electricity improvements at Bemidji,
Brainerd, Duluth, Inver Grove Heights,
Jackson, Northeast Minneapolis, Rosemount,
and St. Peter.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginTRANSPORTATION
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 54,600,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of transportation
for the purposes specified in this section.
The commissioner must allocate money
appropriated in this section so as to maximize
the use of all available federal money from
the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, and any other
federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Local Bridge Replacement and
Rehabilitation
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the state transportation fund
to match federal money and to replace
or rehabilitate local deficient bridges as
provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
174.50.
new text end

new text begin Political subdivisions may use grants made
under this subdivision to construct or
reconstruct bridges, including but not limited
to:
new text end

new text begin (1) matching federal-aid grants to construct
or reconstruct key bridges;
new text end

new text begin (2) paying the costs of preliminary
engineering and environmental studies
authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.50, subdivision 6a;
new text end

new text begin (3) paying the costs to abandon an existing
bridge that is deficient and in need of
replacement, but where no replacement will
be made;
new text end

new text begin (4) paying the costs to construct a road
or street to facilitate the abandonment
of an existing bridge determined by
the commissioner to be deficient, if the
commissioner determines that construction
of the road or street is more economical than
replacement of the existing bridge; and
new text end

new text begin (5) paying up to $300,000 of the cost to
construct a bridge over both a trunk highway
and rail corridor in a city of less than
5,000 population when the commissioner
determines a bridge is needed to improve
safety.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rail Service Improvement
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin For the rail service improvement program
to be spent for the purposes set forth
in Minnesota Statutes, section 222.50,
subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Valley Railroad Track
Rehabilitation
new text end

new text begin 4,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Minnesota Valley Regional
Railroad Authority to rehabilitate up to 95
miles of railroad track from Norwood-Young
America to Hanley Falls. A grant under this
subdivision is in addition to any grant, loan,
or loan guarantee for this project made by
the commissioner under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 222.46 to 222.62.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Intercity Passenger Rail Projects
new text end

new text begin 26,000,000
new text end

new text begin To implement capital improvements and
betterments for intercity passenger rail
projects as identified in the statewide freight
and passenger rail plan under Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.03, subdivision 1b,
which are determined to be eligible for
USDOT funding. Notwithstanding any
law to the contrary, a portion or phase of
an intercity passenger rail project may
be accomplished with one or more state
appropriations, and an intercity passenger rail
project need not be completed with any one
appropriation. Capital improvements and
betterments include preliminary engineering,
design, engineering, environmental analysis
and mitigation, acquisition of land and
right-of-way, and construction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Port Development Assistance
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Alexandria Aircraft Surveillance
Facility
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire land for, and to design and
construct, a surveillance tower and associated
equipment, an emergency backup power
system, and a structure to house equipment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Bigfork Airport Runway
new text end

new text begin 1,700,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Bigfork to extend
and reconstruct a runway.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Duluth Airport Terminal
new text end

new text begin 4,900,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Duluth to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip phase
one of the new terminal facilities at the
Duluth International Airport as that phase of
the terminal facilities project is described for
purposes of grant funding received from the
Federal Aviation Administration.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
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 22,600,000
new text end

new text begin To the Metropolitan Council for the purposes
specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Transit Capital Improvement
Program
new text end

new text begin 21,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) To the Metropolitan Council. $8,500,000
is for the state's share of costs for the Central
Corridor light rail line for one or more of the
following activities: preliminary engineering,
final design, property acquisition, including
improvements and betterments of a capital
nature, relocation of utilities owned by public
entities, and construction.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any remaining money from this
appropriation is to implement one or more of
the following capital improvements, which
are not listed in a ranked order of priority.
The council shall determine project priorities
after consultation with the Counties Transit
Improvement Board, and other stakeholders,
as appropriate. The council shall seek
geographic balance in the allotment of this
appropriation where possible and maximize
the use of all available federal money from
the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, and any other
available federal money.
new text end

new text begin (1) Bottineau Boulevard Transit Way
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Hennepin County Regional
Railroad Authority for environmental work
for Bottineau Transit Way corridor from the
Hiawatha light rail and Northstar intermodal
transit station in downtown Minneapolis to
the vicinity of the Target development in
northern Brooklyn Park or the Arbor Lakes
retail area in Maple Grove.
new text end

new text begin (2) Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Dakota County Regional
Rail Authority to acquire real property
and construct roadway improvements for
shoulder running bus lanes on County
State-Aid Highway 23 in Apple Valley and
Lakeville for the Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid
Transit Way (BRT) in Dakota County.
new text end

new text begin (3) I-94 Corridor Transit Way
new text end

new text begin (i) For a grant to Washington County
Regional Rail Authority for environmental
work and preliminary engineering of
transportation and transit improvements,
including busways, park-and-rides, or rail
transit, in the marked Interstate Highway 94
corridor.
new text end

new text begin (ii) To acquire property and construct
transportation and transit improvements,
including busways, park-and-rides, or rail
transit, in the marked Interstate Highway 94
corridor.
new text end

new text begin (4) Red Rock Corridor Transit Way
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, and furnish
park-and-ride lots for the Red Rock
Corridor Transit Way between Hastings and
Minneapolis via St. Paul, and any extension
between Hastings and Red Wing.
new text end

new text begin (5) Riverview Corridor Transit Way
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Ramsey County Regional
Railroad Authority for environmental work
and preliminary engineering for bus rapid
transit in the Riverview corridor between the
east side of St. Paul and the Minneapolis-St.
Paul International Airport and the Mall of
America.
new text end

new text begin (6) Robert Street Corridor Transit Way
new text end

new text begin To design and construct new passenger
shelters and a bus layover facility, including
rest rooms, break areas, and a passenger
shelter, in the Robert Street Corridor Transit
Way along or parallel to U.S. Highway
52 and Robert Street from within the city
of St. Paul to Dakota County Road 42 in
Rosemount.
new text end

new text begin (7) Rush Line Corridor Transit Way
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Ramsey County Regional
Railroad Authority to acquire land for,
design, and construct park-and-ride or
park-and-pool lots located along the Rush
Line Corridor along I-35E/I-35 and Highway
61 from the Union Depot in downtown St.
Paul to Hinckley.
new text end

new text begin (8) Southwest Corridor Transit Way
new text end

new text begin To prepare an environmental impact
statement (EIS) and for preliminary
engineering for the Southwest Transit Way
Corridor, from the Hiawatha light rail in
downtown Minneapolis to the vicinity of the
Southwest Station transit hub in Eden Prairie.
The Metropolitan Council may grant a
portion of this appropriation to the Hennepin
County Regional Railroad Authority for the
EIS work.
new text end

new text begin (9) Union Depot
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Ramsey County Regional
Railroad Authority to acquire land and
structures, to renovate structures, and
for design, engineering, and construction
to revitalize Union Depot for use as a
multimodal transit center in St. Paul. The
center must be designed so that it facilitates a
potential future connection of high-speed rail
to Minneapolis.
new text end

new text begin (c) Of this amount, $313,000 is for
preliminary engineering and final design for
betterments in the State Capitol area related
to the Central Corridor light rail transit
project. This money is not included in the
Central Corridor light rail transit project
budget.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Metropolitan Regional Parks Capital
Improvements
new text end

new text begin (a) Northtown Rail Yard Bridge
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to
acquire land for, and to predesign and design
a bridge for, St. Anthony Parkway over the
Northtown Rail Yard.
new text end

new text begin (b) Veterans Victory Memorial Parkway
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to
better the Veterans of World War I Victory
Memorial Parkway portion of the Grand
Rounds Scenic Byway.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginHUMAN SERVICES
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 4,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration, or
another named agency, for the purposes
specified in this section. The commissioner
must allocate money appropriated in this
section so as to maximize the use of all
available federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at Department
of Human Services facilities statewide, in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307. The commissioner may give first
priority to installing a summer boiler system
for the Minnesota sex offender program
at Moose Lake and to making capital
improvements at the St. Peter Regional
Treatment Center that will increase energy
efficiency and reduce operating costs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Early Childhood Learning and Child
Protection Facilities
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of human services for
grants to construct and rehabilitate facilities
for programs under Minnesota Statutes,
section 256E.37.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginVETERANS AFFAIRS
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 2,500,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration
for the purposes specified in this section.
The commissioner must allocate money
appropriated in this section so as to maximize
the use of all available federal funding.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at veterans
homes statewide, to be spent in accordance
with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
Of this, $600,000 is for HVAC replacement
and foundation waterproofing in building
4 at the Minneapolis Veterans Home, and
$350,000 is for roof replacement projects at
the Hastings Veterans Home.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Veterans Cemeteries
new text end

new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, up to $500,000 is to acquire
land located in Redwood County and
northeastern Minnesota for publicly owned
veterans cemeteries, to be operated by
the commissioner of veterans affairs. The
commissioner also must seek donations of
land for the cemeteries. The balance of the
appropriation is to predesign and design
the cemeteries. Federal reimbursement of
predesign and design costs is appropriated
to the commissioner for asset preservation
of veterans homes statewide, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginCORRECTIONS
new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for
improvements and betterments of a capital
nature at Minnesota correctional facilities
statewide, in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16B.307.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
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 17,250,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of employment and
economic development or other named
agency for the purposes specified in this
section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Redevelopment Account
new text end

new text begin 750,000
new text end

new text begin For the purposes of the redevelopment
account in Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.571, for a grant to St. Louis County to
design, construct, and install public water
and sewer and related infrastructure from the
city of Chisholm to the regional competition
and exhibit center notwithstanding the
requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections
116J.571 to 116J.575, relating to eligible
costs. This appropriation is not available
until the commissioner determines that at
least an equal amount is committed to the
project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Mankato - Civic Center Expansion
new text end

new text begin 6,500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Mankato for its
Civic Center expansion, including to prepare
a site for and to design, construct, furnish,
and equip the Southern Minnesota Women's
Hockey Exposition Center for use by
Minnesota State University, Mankato. The
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
may lease land on the campus of Minnesota
State University, Mankato, to the city
of Mankato on which to construct the
Exposition Center.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner has determined that at least
an equal amount has been committed to the
project from nonstate sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Minneapolis - Shubert Performing
Arts and Education Center
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to
construct, furnish, and equip the Shubert
Theater and an associated atrium to create
the Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts and
Education Center. This appropriation is
added to the appropriation in Laws 2006,
chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 17,
paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Olmsted County - Steam Line
Extension
new text end

new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Olmsted County to design
and construct approximately 1.25 miles of
a new steam pipeline from the Olmsted
Waste-to-Energy Facility to the Rochester
Community and Technical College Campus,
supplying steam heat and cooling from a
renewable energy source.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner has determined that at least
an equal amount has been committed from
Olmsted County.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin St. Cloud - Civic Center Expansion
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of St. Cloud to acquire
land for and to design, construct, furnish,
and equip phase 1 of an expansion of the St.
Cloud Civic Center. The expansion includes
approximately 66,000 square feet of new
space and a 300-stall parking ramp. This
appropriation is added to the appropriation
in Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 21,
subdivision 14.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of finance determines that at
least $3,000,000 is committed to the project
from nonstate sources.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginHOUSING FINANCE AGENCY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the Housing Finance Agency to finance
the rehabilitation of public housing under
Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.202,
subdivision 3a. "Public housing" means
housing for low-income persons and
households financed by the federal
government and owned and operated by
cities and counties. Eligible cities and
counties must have a public housing
assessment system rating of standard or
above. The priority in Minnesota Statutes,
section 462A.202, subdivision 3a, for
projects that increase the supply of affordable
housing does not apply to this appropriation.
Priority must be given to proposals that
maximize federal or local resources to
finance the capital costs.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginMINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
new text end

new text begin Historic Sites Asset Preservation
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,165,000
new text end

new text begin To the Minnesota Historical Society for
capital improvements and betterments at
state historic sites, buildings, landscaping
at historic buildings, exhibits, markers,
and monuments, to be spent in accordance
with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
Notwithstanding that section, up to $527,000
may be used to design projects eligible for
future funding and up to $100,000 may
be used for a grant to the city of Inver
Grove Heights to design and renovate the
west bank bridge and bridge approach to
historic Mississippi River bridge JAR 5600,
commonly known as the Rock Island Bridge,
located between Inver Grove Heights and
St. Paul Park in Dakota and Washington
Counties. The design for utilizing the bridge
infrastructure along the west bank of the
Mississippi River must require connections
with any local, regional, or state trails, and
incorporate walking trails and fishing pier
concepts, along with any park development
in the area.
new text end

new text begin The society shall determine other project
priorities as appropriate based on need.
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginBOND SALE EXPENSES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 343,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of finance for bond sale
expenses under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.641, subdivision 8.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginBOND SALE SCHEDULE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of finance shall schedule the sale of state general obligation
bonds so that, during the biennium ending June 30, 2011, no more than $1,085,281,000
will need to be transferred from the general fund to the state bond fund to pay principal
and interest due and to become due on outstanding state general obligation bonds. During
the biennium, before each sale of state general obligation bonds, the commissioner of
finance shall calculate the amount of debt service payments needed on bonds previously
issued and shall estimate the amount of debt service payments that will be needed on the
bonds scheduled to be sold. The commissioner shall adjust the amount of bonds scheduled
to be sold so as to remain within the limit set by this section. The amount needed to make
the debt service payments is appropriated from the general fund as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.641.
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginBOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Bond proceeds fund. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this act
from the bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue bonds of the
state in an amount up to $327,735,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Maximum effort school loan fund. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in
this act from the maximum effort school loan fund, the commissioner of finance shall sell
and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $5,780,000 in the manner, upon the terms,
and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. The proceeds of the bonds, except
accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited to a
bond proceeds account in the maximum effort school loan fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Transportation fund bond proceeds account. new text end

new text begin To provide the money
appropriated in this act from the state transportation fund, the commissioner of finance
shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $10,000,000 in the manner, upon
the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to
16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. The proceeds of
the bonds, except accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds,
must be credited to a bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16A.641, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Negotiated sales; temporary authority. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the public
sale requirements of subdivision 4 and section 16A.66, subdivision 2, from June 1,
2009, until June 30, 2011, the commissioner may sell bonds, including refunding bonds,
at negotiated sale.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and expires July 1, 2011.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16A.86, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Budget request.

A political subdivision that requests an appropriation of
state money for a local capital improvement project is encouraged to submit the request
to the commissioner of finance by July 15 of an odd-numbered year to ensure its full
consideration. The requests must be submitted in the form and with the supporting
documentation required by the commissioner of finance. All requests timely received by
the commissioner must be deleted text beginforwardeddeleted text endnew text begin submittednew text end to the legislature, along with deleted text beginagency
requests
deleted text endnew text begin the governor's recommendations, whether or not the governor recommends that a
request be funded
new text end, by the deadline established in section 16A.11, subdivision 1.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16A.86, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Information provided. new text end

new text begin All requests for state assistance under this section
must include the following information:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name of the political subdivision that will own the capital project for which
state assistance is being requested;
new text end

new text begin (2) the public purpose of the project;
new text end

new text begin (3) the extent to which the political subdivision has or expects to provide local,
private, user financing, or other nonstate funding for the project;
new text end

new text begin (4) a list of the bondable activities that the project encompasses; examples of
bondable activities are public improvements of a capital nature for land acquisition,
predesign, design, construction, and furnishing and equipping for occupancy;
new text end

new text begin (5) whether the project will require new or additional state operating subsidies;
new text end

new text begin (6) whether the governing body of the political subdivision requesting the project
has passed a resolution in support of the project and has established priorities for all
projects within its jurisdiction for which bonding appropriations are requested when
submitting multiple requests; and
new text end

new text begin (7) if the project requires a predesign under section 16B.335, whether the predesign
has been completed at the time the capital project request is submitted, and whether
the political subdivision has submitted the project predesign to the commissioner of
administration for review and approval.
new text end

Sec. 25.

new text begin [84.946] NATURAL RESOURCES ASSET PRESERVATION AND
REPLACEMENT (NRAPR).
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin The legislature recognizes that the Department of Natural
Resources owns and operates capital assets that in number, size, and programmatic use
differ significantly from the capital assets owned and operated by other state departments
and agencies. However, the legislature recognizes the need for standards to aid in
categorizing and funding capital projects. The purpose of this section is to provide
standards for those natural resource projects that are intended to preserve and replace
existing facilities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Standards. new text end

new text begin (a) An appropriation for asset preservation may be used only
for a capital expenditure on a capital asset previously owned by the state, within the
meaning of generally accepted accounting principles as applied to public expenditures.
The commissioner of natural resources will consult with the commissioner of finance to
the extent necessary to ensure this and will furnish the commissioner of finance a list
of projects to be financed from the account in order of their priority. The legislature
assumes that many projects for preservation and replacement of portions of existing
capital assets will constitute betterments and capital improvements within the meaning of
the Constitution and capital expenditures under generally accepted accounting principles,
and will be financed more efficiently and economically under this section than by direct
appropriations for specific projects.
new text end

new text begin (b) An appropriation for asset preservation must not be used to acquire land or to
acquire or construct buildings or other facilities.
new text end

new text begin (c) Capital budget expenditures for natural resource asset preservation and
replacement projects must be for one or more of the following types of capital projects that
support the existing programmatic mission of the department: code compliance including
health and safety, Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, hazardous material
abatement, access improvement, or air quality improvement; building energy efficiency
improvements using current best practices; building or infrastructure repairs necessary
to preserve the interior and exterior of existing buildings; or renovation of other existing
improvements to land, including but not limited to trails and bridges.
new text end

new text begin (d) Up to ten percent of an appropriation awarded under this section may be used
for design costs for projects eligible to be funded from this account in anticipation of
future funding from the account.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Reporting priorities. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources must
establish priorities within its natural resource asset preservation and replacement projects.
By January 15 of each year, the commissioner must submit to the commissioner of
finance and to the chairs of the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over
environment and natural resources finance and capital investment a list of the projects that
have been paid for with money from a natural resource asset preservation and replacement
appropriation during the preceding calendar year as well as a list of those priority projects
for which natural resource asset preservation and replacement appropriations will be
sought in that year's legislative session.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 134.45, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Sale of public library funded with state bond proceeds. new text end

new text begin If the
commissioner of education and the local or regional governmental entity that owns
a public library that has been improved with state bond proceeds under this section
determines that the library is no longer usable or needed for the purposes for which the
grant of state bond funds was made, the owner of the public library may sell the property
in the manner authorized by law for the sale of other property owned by that jurisdiction
for its fair market value. The sale must be approved by the commissioner of finance.
Notwithstanding section 16A.695, subdivision 3, clause (2), the net proceeds must be
applied as follows: first, to pay the state the amount of state bond proceeds used to acquire
or better the property; and second, any remaining amount must be paid to the local or
regional governmental owner of the property sold. When the sale is complete and the sale
proceeds have been applied as provided in this subdivision, section 16A.695 no longer
applies to the property and the property is no longer state bond financed property.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to the sale of public library property on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 135A.046, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Standards.

Capital budget expenditures for Higher Education Asset
Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) projects must be for one or more of the
following: code compliance including health and safety, Americans with Disabilities
Act requirements, hazardous material abatement, access improvement, or air quality
improvement; new text beginbuilding energy efficiency improvements using current best practices; new text endor
building or infrastructure repairs necessary to preserve the interior and exterior of existing
buildings; or renewal to support the existing programmatic mission of the campuses. Up
to ten percent of an appropriation awarded under this section may be used for design
costs for projects eligible to be funded from this account in anticipation of future funding
from the account.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 136F.98, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Issuance of bonds.

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities or a successor may issue revenue bonds under sections 136F.90
to 136F.97 whose aggregate principal amount at any time may not exceed $200,000,000,
and payable from the revenue appropriated to the fund established by section 136F.94,
and use the proceeds together with other public or private money that may otherwise
become available to acquire land, and to acquire, construct, complete, remodel, and equip
structures or portions thereof to be used for dormitory, residence hall, student union,
food service, parking purposes, or for any other similar revenue-producing building or
buildings of such type and character as the board finds desirable for the good and benefit
of the state new text begincolleges and new text enduniversities. Before issuing the bonds or any part of them, the
board shall consult with and obtain the advisory recommendations of the chairs of the
house of representatives Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee
about the facilities to be financed by the bonds.

Sec. 29.

Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section 5, subdivision 10, is amended to
read:


Subd. 10.

Minnesota Planetarium

1,000,000

For a grant to deleted text beginthe city of Minneapolisdeleted text endnew text begin
Hennepin County
new text end to predesign and design
a new Minnesota planetarium located
in conjunction with the Minneapolis
downtown librarynew text begin, and to update the design
as necessary. Any remaining money may
be used for construction. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the
bond authorization and appropriation of bond
proceeds for this project are available until
December 31, 2012
new text end.

Sec. 30.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 16, as amended by
Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 58, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Minneapolis

(a) Minnesota Planetarium
22,000,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to complete
design and to construct, furnish, and
equip a new Minnesota planetarium and
space discovery center in conjunction
with the Minneapolis downtown library.new text begin
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642, the bond authorization
and appropriation of bond proceeds for this
project are available until December 31,
2012.
new text end

(b) Heritage Park

Any unspent balance remaining on December
31, 2004, in the appropriation made by
Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section
22, subdivision 10, for a grant to the city of
Minneapolis, may be used by the city for
improvements to the Heritage Park project.

(c) Minnesota Shubert Center
1,000,000

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to
predesign and design and provide for related
capital costs for an associated atrium to
create the Minnesota Shubert Center.

Sec. 31.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 7, as amended by Laws 2008,
chapter 179, section 60, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Lake Superior safe harbors

3,000,000

To design and construct capital improvements
to public accesses and small craft harbors on
Lake Superior in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, sections 86A.20 to 86A.24, and in
cooperation with the United States Army
Corps of Engineers.

This appropriation may be used to develop
the harbor of refugenew text begin, public access,new text end and
marina at Two Harbors and is added to the
appropriations in Laws 1998, chapter 404,
section 7, subdivision 24; and Laws 2000,
chapter 492, article 1, section 7, subdivision
21, as amended by Laws 2005, chapter 20,
article 1, section 42. Notwithstanding those
laws, the commissioner deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin shallnew text end proceed
with new text beginconstruction of new text endthe Two Harbors projectdeleted text begin
by providing up to $1,500,000 to complete
the design specifications and environmental
work currently underway. The commissioner
may spend the remaining money for the
project upon securing an agreement with the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that commits
federal expenditures of at least $4,000,000
to the project
deleted text end.

Sec. 32.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 8, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Closed Landfill Program

10,800,000

To design and construct remedial systems
and acquire land at landfills throughout the
state in accordance with the closed landfill
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
115B.39 to 115B.42.

$3,650,000 is to design and construct
remedial systems at the Albert Lea Landfill,
including relocating and incorporating waste
from the former Albert Lea Dump owned by
the City of Albert Lea pursuant to Minnesota
Statutes, section 115B.403, which action may
be taken by the Pollution Control Agency
notwithstanding the provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, section 115B.403, paragraphs
(a) and (b).new text begin Any money remaining after
completion of the remedial system may be
used by the city of Albert Lea to provide
sewer and water service to the site and
to replace the public park betterments
and improvements that were removed to
construct the remedial system.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 20, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Minnesota correctional facility -
Stillwater

Segregation Unit
19,580,000

To complete design and to construct, furnish,
and equip a new text beginnew new text end150-bed segregation unitnew text begin
and reconstruct the old segregation unit
new text end.

Sec. 34.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

deleted text beginCentral Iron Range Sanitary Sewer
District
deleted text endnew text begin Hibbing Wastewaternew text end Treatment
Facilities

2,500,000

To the Public Facilities Authority for a
grant to the deleted text beginCentral Iron Range Sanitary
Sewer District to design, construct,
and equip an expansion of wastewater
treatment at Hibbing's South Wastewater
Treatment Plant,
deleted text endnew text begin city of Hibbing fornew text end
mercury treatment facilities at the new text beginsouth
wastewater treatment
new text endplantdeleted text begin, and sanitary
sewer lines to connect Hibbing, Chisholm,
and Buhl to use the upgrades at the plant
deleted text endnew text begin
and wastewater infrastructure improvements.
This appropriation is not available until the
authority determines that at least an equal
amount is committed to the project from
nonstate sources
new text end.

Sec. 35.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Greater Minnesota Business
Development Infrastructure Grant Program

7,750,000

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

$250,000 is for a grant to Polk County to
build approximately one mile of ten-ton road
to provide access to a deleted text beginnewdeleted text endnew text begin proposednew text end ethanol
plant outside of the city of Erskine.

$1,400,000 is for a grant to the city of
LaCrescent for public infrastructure made
necessary by the reconstruction of a highway
and a bridge.

Sec. 36.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 6, as amended by Laws 2008,
chapter 179, section 65, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Redevelopment Account

9,000,000

For purposes of the redevelopment account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.

$800,000 is for a grant to the city of
Worthington to remediate contaminated soil
and redevelop the site of the former Campbell
Soup factory. This grant is exempt from the
requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections
116J.572 to 116J.575.new text begin Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the
bond authorization and appropriation of the
bond proceeds for this project are available
until December 31, 2012.
new text end

$250,000 is for a grant to the city of Winona
to predesign facilities for a multipurpose
events center and arena to be used for the
Shakespeare Festival, Beethoven Festival,
and Winona State University events. This
grant is exempt from the requirements of
Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.572 to
116J.575.

Sec. 37.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 23, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 2008,
chapter 179, section 68, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Historic Fort Snelling Museum and
Visitor Center

1,100,000

To new text beginpredesign and new text enddesign the historic Fort
Snelling Museum and Visitor Center and
other site improvements to revitalize historic
Fort Snelling.

Sec. 38.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 3, subdivision 12, as amended by Laws 2008,
chapter 365, section 17, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Metropolitan State University

(a) Smart Classroom Center
4,980,000

To construct, furnish, and equip renovation
of two floors of technology-enhanced
classrooms and academic offices in the
power plant building. This appropriation
includes money to demolish the power plant
annex to enable the new construction. *
(The preceding text beginning "(a) Smart
Classroom Center" was indicated as
vetoed by the governor.)

(b) Law Enforcement Training Center
13,900,000

To compete design of and to construct,
furnish, and equip, in cooperation with
Minneapolis Community and Technical
College, a colocated Law Enforcement
Training Center on the campus of Hennepin
Technical College in Brooklyn Park.
new text begin Excluding revenue from student tuition and
fees,
new text endthe board may use up to $2,000,000
of new text beginfunds from each new text endcollege or universitynew text begin, or
other nonstate
new text end money for new text beginthe remainder of
the cost of design and construction of
new text endthis
project.

Sec. 39.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 3, subdivision 21, is amended to read:


Subd. 21.

Owatonna College and University
Center

Property Acquisition
3,500,000

To acquire the Owatonna College and
University Center Building in Steele County,
including the purchase of adjacent vacant
landnew text begin and for capital improvements to the
property
new text end.

Sec. 40.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 3, subdivision 25, is amended to read:


Subd. 25.

St. Cloud State University

(a) Brown Science Hall Renovation
14,800,000

To complete design of and to construct,
furnish, and equip a renovation of Brown
Hall for classrooms, science laboratories, and
other instructional and ancillary spaces. This
appropriation includes funding to reglaze the
existing skyway from the building and to
construct a new skyway to Centennial Hall.

new text begin This appropriation may also be used to
complete design and construction drawings
for the Science and Engineering Lab
authorized in paragraph (b) and to demolish
building number 801.
new text end

(b) Science and Engineering Lab
900,000

To design an integrated science and
engineering laboratory and student and
academic support building.

Sec. 41.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 7, subdivision 29, is amended to read:


Subd. 29.

Trail Connections

697,000

For matching grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.019, subdivision 4c.

$225,000 is for a grant to Clara City to design
and construct a walking path in Clara City.

$100,000 is for a grant to the city of Mora
for construction of pedestrian and bicycle
trails, bridge restoration and renovation, and
other improvements of a capital nature for
the Spring Lake Trail, located in the city of
Mora.

$372,000 is for a grant to deleted text beginthe city of Rockvilledeleted text endnew text begin
Stearns County
new text end to design and construct the
Rocori Trail from Richmond through Cold
Spring to Rockville, connecting with the
Glacial Lakes Trail, the Beaver Island Trail,
and the Lake Wobegon Trail.

For any project listed in this subdivision
that the commissioner determines is not
ready to proceed, the commissioner may
allocate that project's money to another trail
connection project in this subdivision. The
chairs of the house and senate committees
with jurisdiction over the environment and
natural resources and legislators from the
affected legislative districts must be notified
of any changes.

Sec. 42.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 8, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Albert Lea Landfill

2,500,000

For a grant to the city of Albert Lea to
construct remedial systems at the Albert
Lea landfill. This includes relocating and
incorporating waste from the former Albert
Lea dump owned by the city of Albert
Lea under Minnesota Statutes, section
115B.403, which action may be taken by the
Pollution Control Agency notwithstanding
the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
115B.403, paragraphs (a) and (b).

The appropriation in this subdivision is
added to the amounts for the city of Albert
Lea landfill funding in Laws 2006, chapter
258, section 8, subdivision 2.new text begin Any money
remaining after completion of the remedial
system may be used by the city of Albert Lea
to provide sewer and water service to the site
and to replace the public park betterments
and improvements that were removed to
construct the remedial system.
new text end

Sec. 43.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 15, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Marshall - Minnesota Emergency
Response and Industry Training Center

300,000

For a grant to the city of Marshall to
predesign Phase 2 of the Minnesota
Emergency Response and Industry Training
(MERIT) Center, including a wind energy
training area, an ethanol fuels training area,
and other training facilitiesnew text begin, and to design,
construct, and equip the wind energy and
ethanol fuel training facilities
new text end.

This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner has determined that at least
an equal amount has been committed from
nonstate sources. The match may include
in-kind contributions.

Sec. 44.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 21, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

St. Cloud Civic Center Expansion

2,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. Cloud to
acquire land deleted text beginfordeleted text endnew text begin, prepare a site, demolish
existing structures,
new text end and deleted text beginfor pre-engineering,
engineering,
deleted text endnew text begin to pre-engineer, engineer,new text end and
design deleted text beginfordeleted text end an expansion of the St. Cloud
Civic Center. The expansion includes
approximately 66,000 square feet of new
space and a 300-stall parking ramp. This
appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of finance determines that at
least $2,000,000 is committed to the project
from nonstate sources.

Sec. 45. new text beginDEMOLITION OF ROCK ISLAND BRIDGE PROHIBITED FOR
TWO YEARS.
new text end

new text begin The Department of Transportation, Dakota County, or any other public body is
prohibited from demolishing or otherwise removing all or any portion of JAR 5600,
commonly known as the Rock Island Bridge, or causing its demolition or removal.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and expires two years following its effective date.
new text end

Sec. 46. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS MADE ONLY ONCE.
new text end

new text begin If any appropriation made in this act is also enacted finally in another act during the
2009 regular session, the appropriation must be given effect only once.
new text end

Sec. 47. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 16A.86, subdivision 3; 116.156; and 473.399,
subdivision 4,
new text end new text begin and new text end

new text begin Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 8, subdivision 3, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

Sec. 48. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided, this article is effective the day following final
enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

DISASTER RELIEF

Section 1. new text beginDISASTER RELIEF APPROPRIATION SUMMARY.
new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations made in this
article.
new text end

new text begin SUMMARY
new text end
new text begin Public Safety
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,180,000
new text end
new text begin Board of Water and Soil Resources
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin Education
new text end
new text begin 173,000
new text end
new text begin Employment and Economic Development
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin Housing Finance
new text end
new text begin 2,700,000
new text end
new text begin Revenue
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin Human Services
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin Transportation
new text end
new text begin 2,900,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Sale Expenses
new text end
new text begin 10,000
new text end
new text begin TOTAL
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 17,613,000
new text end
new text begin General Fund
new text end
new text begin 10,303,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Fund
new text end
new text begin 4,405,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway Fund Bond Proceeds Account
new text end
new text begin 2,705,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway Fund
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginDISASTER RELIEF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriations. new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the column under
"Appropriations" are appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to be spent to acquire
and to better publicly owned land and buildings and other public improvements of a
capital nature, and from other named funds, for relief as specified in this article from the
flooding and storms that occurred on or after March 16, 2009, in the areas in Minnesota
designated under presidential Declaration of an Emergency FEMA-3304-EM and
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster FEMA-1830-DR, whether included in the
original declarations or added later by federal government action, referred to in this
article as "the area included in DR-1830." The appropriations included in this article
are available through June 30, 2011, except that appropriations of bond proceeds or for
capital improvements are available until the project is completed or abandoned, subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642. The appropriations in this article are onetime.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Transfers. new text end

new text begin If there is a shortage of money for a program funded in
this article, for the flood hazard mitigation program under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.161, or in the money available for state and local match under Minnesota Statutes,
section 12.221, unused general fund money appropriated for any other program or project
in this article may be transferred for assistance in the disaster area, to another program
or project funded in this article or in article 1, section 5, subdivision 3. Appropriation
transfers must be used to cover unmet needs in a program or project under this article or
article 1, section 5, subdivision 3. The commissioner of finance must approve all transfers
under this section and must report each transfer to the chairs of the senate Finance
Committee and house of representatives Ways and Means Committee.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin PUBLIC SAFETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriations
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,180,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of public safety. 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 State Match for Individual Assistance
new text end

new text begin 26,000
new text end

new text begin For the state match for federal disaster
assistance to individuals under Minnesota
Statutes, section 12.221. This appropriation
is from the general fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State and Local Match
new text end

new text begin 9,154,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 5,254,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds
new text end
new text begin 3,900,000
new text end

new text begin For the state and local match for federal
disaster assistance to state agencies and other
eligible applicants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 12.221.
new text end

new text begin The appropriation from the bond proceeds
fund is available to fund 100 percent of the
state and local match obligations for publicly
owned capital improvement projects incurred
through the receipt of federal disaster
assistance.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
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 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the Board of Water and Soil Resources.
The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin The board may transfer appropriations within
this section and may adjust the technical
and administrative assistance portion of
the appropriation to leverage federal or
other nonstate money or to address high
priority needs identified in local water
management, emergency preparedness, or
hazard mitigation plans.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM)
Conservation Easements
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire conservation easements from
landowners on marginal lands in the area
included in DR-1830 that were damaged by
the storms and floods of March and April
2009 to restore wetlands and protect soil and
water quality and to support fish and wildlife
habitat as provided in Minnesota Statutes,
section 103F.515.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Erosion, Sediment, and Water Quality
Control Cost-Share Program
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund to install, repair, or
rehabilitate erosion and sediment control
projects in the area included in DR-1830 that
were damaged by the storms and floods of
March and April 2009 to restore and protect
soil and water quality and to support fish and
wildlife habitat.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Red River Basin Commission Grant
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin (a) From the general fund for grants,
contracts, or agreements with the Red
River Basin Commission or its members
to develop, in consultation and cooperation
with all boards and commissions involved
with water management and flood prevention
and control in the Red River basin, a
comprehensive plan of action to address,
mitigate, and respond to flooding and related
water quality and land conservation issues
in the Red River watershed. The plan must
take into account previous federal, state,
provincial, regional, and local assessments
and make specific recommendations for
floodplain management goals and outcomes
for the Red River basin including structural
and nonstructural measures, wetland
restoration, water storage allocations by
major watershed, and designation of roles
and responsibilities and time frames for
implementation. The commission shall
report progress on goals and outcomes to the
legislature by January 15, 2010.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any remaining money may be used to
implement the plan. Up to five percent of
this appropriation may be used by the board
for technical and administrative oversight.
new text end

new text begin (c) This appropriation is contingent on the
state of North Dakota contributing at least
an equal amount in a grant to the Red River
Basin Commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Waivers Authorized
new text end

new text begin (a) The board may waive the provisions of
Minnesota Statutes, sections 103B.3369 and
103C.501, and Minnesota Rules, chapter
8400, in the area included in DR-1830 on
land damaged by the disaster. The waiver
applies to all existing and future contracts
to address critical conservation problems
resulting from the disaster that are funded
in whole or in part with state money, to
the extent that combined federal and state
funding does not exceed 100 percent. All
existing state grant agreements in the disaster
area are extended, as provided in law.
new text end

new text begin (b) The payment maximums for
improvements to the land under Minnesota
Statutes, section 103F.515, subdivision 6,
paragraph (a), clause (1), are waived for
easements acquired in the area included in
DR-1830 on land damaged by the disaster.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginEDUCATION
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 173,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund to the commissioner
of education for additional costs and loss of
pupil units relating to the floods of March
and April 2009. 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 Disaster Enrollment Impact Aid
new text end

new text begin 127,000
new text end

new text begin For disaster enrollment impact aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.06,
subdivision 1, calculated at a rate of $5,946
per pupil in average daily membership lost
during fiscal year 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Disaster Relief Facilities Grants
new text end

new text begin 15,000
new text end

new text begin For disaster relief facilities grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.06,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Disaster Relief Operating Grants
new text end

new text begin 13,000
new text end

new text begin For disaster relief operating grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.06,
subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Pupil Transportation Grants
new text end

new text begin 18,000
new text end

new text begin For pupil transportation grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.06,
subdivision 4.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Investment Fund
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund to the commissioner
of employment and economic development
for transfer to the Minnesota investment fund
for grants to local units of government for
locally administered grant or loan programs
for businesses and nonprofit organizations
directly and adversely affected by the flood.
Assistance under this section is not limited
to businesses. Payments may be made for
property damage and cleanup.
new text end

new text begin Criteria and requirements must be locally
established with the approval of the
commissioner. For the purposes of this
appropriation, Minnesota Statutes, sections
116J.8731, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, and 7;
116J.993; 116J.994; and 116J.995, are
waived. Businesses that receive grants or
loans from this appropriation must set goals
for jobs retained and wages paid within the
area included in DR-1830.
new text end

new text begin Before any grants under this section are
awarded to a local unit of government,
the commissioner of employment and
economic development shall report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of
the senate Finance Committee and house of
representatives Ways and Means Committee
the criteria and requirements to be used by
local units of government in the grant or loan
programs they will administer.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginHOUSING FINANCE
new text end

new text begin Economic Development and Housing
Challenge Program
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,700,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund to the Housing
Finance Agency for transfer to the housing
development fund for the economic
development and housing challenge program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.33,
for assistance in the area included in
DR-1830, Individual Assistance Declaration.
The maximum loan amount per housing
structure is $30,000. Within the limits of
available appropriations, the agency may
increase the maximum amount if the cost
of repair or replacement of the residential
property exceeds the total of the maximum
loan amount and any assistance available
from FEMA, other federal government
agencies including the Small Business
Administration, and private insurance and
flood insurance benefits.
new text end

new text begin For assistance under this section, the
requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
section 462A.33, subdivisions 3 and 5,
and Minnesota Rules, part 4900.3632, are
waived.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginREVENUE
new text end

new text begin City Flood Loss Aid
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund to the commissioner
of revenue to pay flood loss aid to cities
under section 16.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginHUMAN SERVICES
new text end

new text begin Medical Assistance Providers
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund to the commissioner
of human services for payments to medical
assistance providers under Minnesota
Statutes, section 12A.10.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginTRANSPORTATION
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 2,900,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of transportation. 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 Infrastructure Operation and
Maintenance
new text end

new text begin 200,000
new text end

new text begin From the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State Trunk Highways and Bridges
new text end

new text begin 2,700,000
new text end

new text begin From the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund for the reconstruction and
repair of trunk highways and trunk highway
bridges that are located in the area included
in DR-1830 and that suffered flood-related
damage in 2009.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginNATURAL RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin Any existing state grant agreement of the
commissioner of natural resources in the
disaster area may be extended for up to two
years.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginBOND SALE EXPENSES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of finance for bond sale
expenses under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.641, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Bond proceeds
new text end
new text begin 5,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk highway bond
proceeds
new text end
new text begin 5,000
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginBOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Bond proceeds fund. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this
article from the bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of finance, at the request of the
commissioner of public safety, shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to
$4,405,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota
Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI,
sections 4 to 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Trunk highway fund. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this article
from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of finance
shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $2,705,000 in the manner, upon
the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52,
and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amount
requested by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds, except
accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited to a
bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 12A.10, is amended to read:


12A.10 HUMAN SERVICES.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Costs eligible for payment. new text end

new text beginNotwithstanding the limitations of
section 12A.01 and the requirement in section 12A.03 that all appropriations must be
used to assist with recovery,
new text endthe commissioner may pay parties under contract, provider
agreement, or other arrangement with the commissioner as of the date of deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin a natural
disaster, or the date when action was taken in anticipation of a possible natural
new text enddisaster
new text begin or other event that threatens the health and safety of individuals served by a program that
receives funding from medical assistance
new text endfor the costs of evacuation, transportation, deleted text beginordeleted text end
medical deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end remedialnew text begin, or personal carenew text end services provided to vulnerable residents. Costs
eligible for payment under this section are those necessary to ensure the health and
safety of medical assistance recipients during and up to 60 days following the disaster.
deleted text begin To the extent allowed under the state's Medicaid state plan, the commissioner shall pay
these costs from the medical assistance account.
deleted text end new text beginOnly costs that are not already paid for
by another source are eligible. The commissioner may make payments for documented
incremental costs incurred by a party, may determine an estimate of the costs at the sole
discretion of the commissioner, or may use a combination of these two methods. If after
receiving payment from the commissioner for a documented cost, the provider is able
to acquire payment from another source for that cost, the provider shall reimburse the
commissioner in the amount paid.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Payment in residential program. new text end

new text begin In a residential program, the
commissioner shall make payment under this section based on an allocation of costs
as determined under subdivision 1 between medical assistance recipients and all other
residents. The allocation must not be done in a nursing facility. In a nursing facility the
commissioner shall pay all of the costs determined under subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Source of payment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall pay costs under this section
using money appropriated for medical assistance and shall seek federal cost sharing to the
extent permitted under the Medicaid state plan or under waivers granted by the federal
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 12A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Waiver of Contract Approval Procedures. new text end

new text begin State and federal disaster
assistance distributed by the commissioner of public safety is not subject to the contract
approval procedures of chapter 16A, 16B, or 16C, or any other law. The commissioner
of public safety may adopt internal procedures to administer and monitor these aids and
grants.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text begin2009 FLOOD LOSS; CITY REPLACEMENT AID.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Flood net tax capacity loss. new text end

new text begin The county assessor of each qualified
county shall compute a hypothetical city taxable net tax capacity for each city in the
county based upon market values for assessment year 2010 and the class rates that were in
effect for assessment year 2009. The amount, if any, by which the assessment year 2009
total taxable net tax capacity of the city exceeds the hypothetical taxable net tax capacity
of the city is the city's "flood net tax capacity loss." A county assessor of a qualified county
that contains a city that has a flood net tax capacity loss that exceeds five percent of its
assessment year 2009 total taxable net tax capacity shall certify the city's flood net tax
capacity loss to the commissioner of revenue by August 1, 2009.
new text end

new text begin As used in this section, a "qualified county" is a county located within the area
included in DR-1830.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Flood loss aid. new text end

new text begin In 2010, each city with a flood net tax capacity loss equal
to or greater than five percent of its assessment year 2009 total taxable net tax capacity is
entitled to flood loss aid equal to the flood net tax capacity loss times the city's average
local tax rate for taxes payable in 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties of commissioner. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of revenue shall determine
each city's aid amount under this section. The commissioner shall notify each eligible city
of its flood loss aid amount by August 15, 2009. The commissioner shall make payments
to each city after July 1, and before July 20, 2010.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Optional city expenditure. new text end

new text begin A city that receives aid under this section
may choose to expend a portion of the aid received for repair of county roads located
within the city.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin The amount necessary to pay the aid amounts under this
section in fiscal year 2011, for calendar year 2010, is appropriated to the commissioner of
revenue from the general fund.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

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

ARTICLE 3

HUGO TORNADO RELIEF

Section 1. new text beginGRANT.
new text end

new text begin The sum of $350,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
employment and economic development for a grant to the city of Hugo for the cost of
debris clearance and other disaster costs resulting from damage caused by the May 25,
2008, tornado. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

ARTICLE 4

ST. CHARLES SCHOOL DISTRICT RELIEF

Section 1. new text beginDECLINING PUPIL AID; ST. CHARLES SCHOOL DISTRICT.
new text end

new text begin For fiscal years 2010 and 2011 only, Independent School District No. 858, St.
Charles, is eligible for declining pupil unit aid equal to the lesser of $242,000 or the
product of $5,124 and the number of adjusted pupil units lost during that year as a result
of the April 2009 fire. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.13, the amounts
required under this section are included in the general education aid payments for the
district. The district must provide the commissioner of education documentation of the
students lost as a result of the fire.
new text end