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SF 1884

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 07/02/2019 01:51pm

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Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money for minerals and water research.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; MINERALS AND WATER RESEARCH.
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new text begin (a) $2,400,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for a transfer to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for academic and applied research through MnDRIVE at the Natural Resources
Research Institute to develop and demonstrate technologies that enhance long-term Minnesota
mineral opportunities. Of this amount:
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new text begin (1) $800,000 is to support continued applied research to advance new technologies to
improve water quality;
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new text begin (2) $700,000 is to initiate the characterization of western Mesabi iron resources and
development of next-generation Minnesota iron products;
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new text begin (3) $500,000 is to develop emerging hydrometallurgy technology to support high-value
mineral product development in Minnesota; and
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new text begin (4) $400,000 is to support efforts of the Natural Resources Research Institute to accelerate
demonstration of high-capacity, cost-effective energy storage using Minnesota's historical
auxiliary mine lands.
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new text begin (b) This research must be conducted in consultation with the Minerals Coordinating
Committee established under Minnesota Statutes, section 93.0015. This appropriation is
onetime and is available until June 30, 2021.
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