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SF 2144

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/04/2014 09:00am

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 acquisition and
development of state parks and trails; authorizing the sale and issuance of state
bonds.

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

Section 1. new text beginSTATE PARKS AND TRAILS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Trails acquisition and development. new text end

new text begin (a) $20,950,000 is
appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to the commissioner of natural resources to
acquire land for and to construct state trails under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015.
This appropriation includes funding for the following trail projects:
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new text begin (1) $500,000 to acquire land for and develop approximately four miles of the
Blazing Star Trail from Myre-Big Island State Park to Hayward;
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new text begin (2) $750,000 to develop and pave approximately five miles of the Casey Jones
Trail in Pipestone County from County Road 16 through Woodstock and to improve the
trailhead in Pipestone and interpretive signs along the existing trail;
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new text begin (3) $2,750,000 is for the Cuyuna Lakes Trail segment from Deerwood to Crosby and
the Sagamore Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, to connect to the Paul
Bunyan Trail and into Lum Park and then to the airport;
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new text begin (4) $2,000,000 is to acquire land and develop the Gateway Trail from Pine Point
Park in May Township into William O'Brien State Park;
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new text begin (5) $3,000,000 is to acquire land and develop the Gitchi-Gami Trail from a
Department of Transportation wayside rest on Trunk Highway 61 at Cutface Creek to the
existing trail terminus on the west edge of Grand Marais;
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new text begin (6) $1,500,000 is to acquire land and develop an approximately five mile spur from
the Glacial Lakes Trail through New London and into Sibley State Park, including a
bridge over Trunk Highway 71;
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new text begin (7) $1,300,000 is to acquire land and develop an approximately five mile segment
for the Goodhue Pioneer Trail from White Willow into Goodhue;
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new text begin (8) $3,100,000 is to acquire land and develop an approximately nine mile segment
of the Heartland Trail from Detroit Lakes into Frazee;
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new text begin (9) $2,000,000 is to pave approximately 28.5 miles of the Luce Line Trail from the
Carver-McLeod County border to Cedar Mills in Meeker County;
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new text begin (10) $550,000 is to acquire land and develop the Mill Towns Trail segment from
Faribault to Dundas;
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new text begin (11) $2,500,000 is to develop the Minnesota Valley Trail from the Bloomington
Ferry Bridge to the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Bloomington; and
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new text begin (12) $1,000,000 is to acquire land and develop approximately 11 miles of the
Shooting Star Trail from Rose Creek to Austin.
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new text begin (b) For any project listed in this subdivision that the commissioner determines is not
ready to proceed, the commissioner may reallocate that project's money to another state
trail project described in this section. The chairs of the house of representatives and senate
committees with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources and legislators from
the affected legislative districts must be notified of any changes.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Regional trails. new text end

new text begin $3,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for matching grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 85.019.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State parks acquisition and development. new text end

new text begin $8,700,000 is appropriated
from the bond proceeds fund to the commissioner of natural resources to develop
recreational opportunities to meet the needs of key markets, to complete a new
state-of-the-art campground at Whitewater, to provide sanitary facilities that meet the
needs of people of all abilities, to purchase key in-holdings, and to develop two new public
water accesses at Lake Waconia and the Mississippi River in Hennepin County.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Bond sale. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this section from the
bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
bonds of the state in an amount up to $32,650,000 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.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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