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SF 1299

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/14/2019 04:12pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; appropriating money for school safety grants;
authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

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

Section 1. new text beginSCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) $500,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
fund to the commissioner of education for school safety facility grants for improvements
related to violence prevention and facility security.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district may apply for a school safety facility grant in the form and manner
specified by the commissioner of education.
new text end

new text begin (c) After consultation with the Department of Public Safety's Minnesota School Safety
Center, the commissioner of education may award a school safety facility grant to a school
district of no more than $500,000 for each qualifying school building. The commissioner
must award grants for projects that meet the requirements of this subdivision on a first-come,
first-served basis, except that the commissioner must give priority to districts that previously
applied for, but were not awarded, a grant under Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section
4, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (d) Grants may be used to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip school facilities,
including renovating and expanding existing buildings and facilities.
new text end

new text begin (e) Before a grant is approved, the district must provide documentation acceptable to
the commissioner of education on how the grant will be used.
new text end

new text begin (f) No money for construction may be distributed by the commissioner of education to
the recipient school district until bids have been received and documented on 100 percent
of the construction project and satisfactory documentation has been submitted to the
commissioner of education indicating the project can be fully completed with money available
for the project.
new text end

new text begin (g) Grants are available when the commissioner of management and budget determines
that sufficient resources have been committed to complete the project, as required by
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bond sale. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in subdivision 1 from the bond
proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of
the state in an amount up to $500,000,000 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.
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