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SF 2157

2nd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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 other improvements of a capital nature with certain
conditions; establishing new programs and modifying existing programs; creating
the Minnesota Biomedical Science Research Facilities Authority; authorizing
the sale of state bonds; canceling previous appropriations; appropriating money;
amending Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, sections 7, subdivision 2; 23,
subdivision 8; Laws 2005, chapter 156, article 2, section 46; Laws 2006, chapter
258, sections 4, subdivision 4; 7, subdivisions 3, 7, 22; 16, subdivision 4; 21,
subdivisions 6, 15; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
137.

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

ARTICLE 1

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 the capital nature, or as
authorized by article XI, section 5, paragraphs (b) to (j), or article XIV. Unless otherwise
specified, the appropriations in this article 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 36,400,000
new text end
new text begin Minnesota State Colleges And Universities
new text end
new text begin 33,800,000
new text end
new text begin Education
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 3,125,000
new text end
new text begin Pollution Control Agency
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin Board Of Water And Soil Resources
new text end
new text begin 10,165,000
new text end
new text begin Zoological Garden
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin Administration
new text end
new text begin 15,400,000
new text end
new text begin Public Safety
new text end
new text begin 9,550,000
new text end
new text begin Transportation
new text end
new text begin 53,173,000
new text end
new text begin Metropolitan Council
new text end
new text begin 47,350,000
new text end
new text begin Human Services
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin Corrections
new text end
new text begin 6,117,000
new text end
new text begin Employment And Economic Development
new text end
new text begin 82,650,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Sale Expenses
new text end
new text begin 167,000
new text end
new text begin Cancellations
new text end
new text begin (5,282,000)
new text end
new text begin Lewis and Clark
new text end
new text begin 5,200,000
new text end
new text begin TOTAL
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 306,605,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Fund (General Fund Debt Service)
new text end
new text begin 110,268,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Fund (User Financed Debt Service)
new text end
new text begin 1,267,000
new text end
new text begin State Transportation Fund
new text end
new text begin 30,000,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway Fund Bond Proceeds Account
new text end
new text begin 33,420,000
new text end
new text begin General Fund
new text end
new text begin 136,932,000
new text end
new text begin Bond Proceeds Cancellations
new text end
new text begin (5,282,000)
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 36,400,000
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 22,000,000
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 717 Delaware
new text end

new text begin 14,400,000
new text end

new text begin To renovate the building at 717 Delaware
for use as a biomedical science research
facility. This appropriation is intended to
cover approximately 80 percent of the cost
of the project. The remaining costs must be
paid from university sources.
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 33,800,000
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
new text end

new text begin 30,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is for the purposes
specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
135A.046.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Bemidji State University
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire property adjacent to Bemidji State
University.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Fond du Lac Tribal and Community
College
new text end

new text begin 1,800,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire property adjacent to the Fond du
Lac Tribal and Community College.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. 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, 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

Sec. 4. 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 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of education for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Independent School District No. 38,
Red Lake
new text end

new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general
fund for a grant to Independent School
District No. 38, Red Lake, to design,
construct, furnish, and equip renovation of
existing facilities and construction of new
facilities. The project includes renovation
of, and an addition to, the high school and
middle school to provide classrooms and
related facilities for technology education,
vocational education, physical education,
and community education, and to provide for
food services and administrative offices. The
heating plant and piping for the high school
and middle school will be upgraded. The
project includes renovation of the Red Lake
Elementary School to add classrooms and
to link it to the Early Childhood Learning
Center. The project includes renovation
of the Ponemah Elementary School to
add a media center and Head Start center,
add parking, improve the bus drop-off,
and expand playground facilities. The
commissioner and Independent School
District No. 38, Red Lake, shall report to
the legislature by January 10, 2008, on the
progress of the project funded by the grant.
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 3,125,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of natural resources for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are from
the general fund.
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are subject
to the requirements of the natural resources
capital improvement program set forth in
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 Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Stillwater Flood Control Phase III
new text end

new text begin 200,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general
fund for a grant under Minnesota Statutes,
section 103F.161, to the city of Stillwater to
predesign, design, and begin construction
of Phase III of the Stillwater flood control
project, including flood control structures
and pumping stations. This appropriation
is not available until the commissioner has
determined that at least $2,000,000 has been
committed from nonstate sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Lake Zumbro Restoration
new text end

new text begin 350,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general
fund for an agreement with Olmsted and
Wabasha Counties to design and engineer
the restoration of Lake Zumbro. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Red River Digital Elevation Model
new text end

new text begin 600,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
to develop and implement a high-resolution
digital elevation model for the Red River
basin.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Greenleaf Lake State Park
new text end new text begin new text end

new text begin 700,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire from willing sellers land within
the boundaries of Greenleaf Lake State Park,
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
85.012, subdivision 24b.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Fort Snelling Upper Bluff
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
for a grant to Hennepin County to conduct
emergency building stabilization at Fort
Snelling Upper Bluff. This appropriation
is not available until the commissioner of
finance has determined that Hennepin County
has entered into appropriate agreements to
use sentence-to-serve labor for the project
that will train sentence-to-serve laborers in
the skills needed for the work.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin State Trail Acquisition and
Development
new text end

new text begin 775,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire land for and to construct and
renovate state trails under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.015.
new text end

new text begin $125,000 is for the Cuyuna Lakes Trail, to
develop a natural surface multiuse trail in the
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area.
new text end

new text begin $650,000 is for the Gateway Trail, to replace
an at-grade crossing of the Gateway Trail at
Highway 120 with a tunnel.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
new text end

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

new text begin Closed landfill program
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
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).
new text end

new text begin The appropriation in this section is added to
the amounts for the city of Albert Lea landfill
funding in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section
8, subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 7. 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 10,165,000
new text end

new text begin To the Board of Water and Soil Resources
for the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin RIM Conservation Reserve
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general
fund to acquire conservation easements
from landowners on marginal lands and to
construct conservation measures on acquired
land in order to protect soil and water quality
and to support fish and wildlife habitat as
provided in Minnesota Statutes, sections
103F.501 to 103F.535. Of this, $1,500,000 is
for technical and professional services under
the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Lake Titlow Watershed Improvements
new text end

new text begin 165,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund.
new text end

new text begin $150,000 is for a grant to the city of Gaylord
to predesign and design holding ponds
upstream from Lake Titlow. The design
must include the best location for the ponds,
an estimate of the cost of land acquisition
or easements, construction costs of the
holding ponds, and the estimated expense
of maintaining the structures and who will
be responsible for the expense. The city
must also coordinate with state and county
conservation officials to ensure correct
conservation practices and improvements in
the watershed district.
new text end

new text begin $15,000 is for a grant to the city of Gaylord to
purchase open intake tile covers or cones that
limit soil erosion and chemicals from entering
the water ditch systems and waterways of
the Lake Titlow watershed. These water
control devices must be provided at low
cost to landowners to promote conservation
improvement and clean up groundwater.
Volunteers from the city of Gaylord and local
clubs and high school students must be used
to install the water control devices at no cost
to the landowner.
new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin Inflow and infiltration emergency abatement
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund to
the Minnesota Zoological Garden to design
and construct improvements to its water
management system. The project must be
designed to address inflow and infiltration
problems associated with the Minnesota
Zoo's water discharge flow to the city of
Eagan.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginADMINISTRATION
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 15,040,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Exterior Repair of Transportation
Building
new text end

new text begin 12,715,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the trunk highway fund to repair
and renovate the exterior of the Department
of Transportation Building at 395 John
Ireland Boulevard in St. Paul.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Property Acquisition
new text end

new text begin 2,325,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
to acquire property at 639 Jackson Street in
St. Paul adjacent to the Harold E. Stassen
Building, to demolish existing structures
on the property, and to develop temporary
parking on the site and adjacent areas.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginPUBLIC SAFETY
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 9,550,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of public safety for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in this section are from
the general fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Anoka County Forensic Crime
Laboratory
new text end

new text begin 2,500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Anoka County to design,
construct, furnish, and equip a regional
forensic crime laboratory, for the use of
Anoka, Sherburne, and Wright Counties, to
be located in Anoka County.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is not available until
the commissioner has determined that at
least $7,500,000 has been committed from
nonstate sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Gonvick Public Safety Training
Center
new text end

new text begin 50,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Gonvick to
predesign a regional emergency training
administration center in Gonvick.
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
nonstate sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Scott County Public Safety Training
Center
new text end

new text begin 2,500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Scott County to design,
construct, furnish, and equip a regional
public safety training center in Scott County.
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
nonstate sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Southeastern Minnesota Regional
Public Safety Training Center
new text end

new text begin 2,500,000
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, furnish, and equip the
Southeastern Minnesota Regional Public
Safety Training Center in Rochester. The
facility must include a live burn training
simulator, a driving range, and a weapons
training facility.
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
nonstate sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Browns Valley Flood Relief
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Browns Valley to be
used to mitigate damage to public and private
property caused by the flooding of March
2007. Grant money may be used to repair,
buy, or replace private property damaged by
flooding.
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 53,173,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of transportation for the
purposes specified in this section.
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 30,000,000
new text end

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

new text begin Political subdivisions may use grants made
under this section to construct or reconstruct
bridges, including:
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; and
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 cost efficient
than the replacement of the existing bridge.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Port Development Assistance
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
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. 4. new text end

new text begin Mankato District Headquarters
new text end

new text begin 20,673,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the trunk highway fund to
design, construct, furnish, and equip a
new Department of Transportation district
headquarters facility in Mankato.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin High-Speed Rail Line
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general
fund for the state's share of a high-speed
rail line connecting Chicago, LaCrescent,
Winona, Red Wing, and the Union Depot
Concourse Multimodal Transit Hub, located
in downtown St. Paul in the area south
of Kellogg Boulevard and east of Jackson
Street. No part of this appropriation
may be spent to acquire or better capital
improvements that are located outside the
state of Minnesota, that may be used from
time to time outside the state of Minnesota,
or that are part of a rail corridor that is
not designated by the Midwest Interstate
Passenger Rail Compact.
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 47,350,000
new text end

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

new text begin The appropriations in this section are from
the general fund, unless another fund is
named.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Central Corridor Transit Way
new text end

new text begin 40,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
fund for preliminary engineering, preliminary
design, final design, and construction of the
central corridor transit way between the city
of Minneapolis and the city of St. Paul, with
the terminus to be located in the Union Depot
Concourse Multimodal Transit Hub, located
in downtown St. Paul in the area south
of Kellogg Boulevard and east of Jackson
Street.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation may not be spent for
capital improvements within a trunk highway
right-of-way.
new text end

new text begin District heating and district cooling nonprofit
corporations organized under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 317A, that are exempt
organizations under section 501(c)(3) of
the United States Internal Revenue Code
that are public right-of-way users under
Minnesota Rules, chapter 7819, are eligible
to receive grants and federal money for
costs of relocating facilities from public
rights-of-way to prevent interference with
public light rail projects unless eligibility
would impact the project's cost effectiveness
index.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Transit Way Study
new text end

new text begin 250,000
new text end

new text begin For a feasibility study of transit options
in the following transit way corridors:
along or near marked Interstate Highway
35W/35 from downtown Minneapolis to
County Road 50 in Lakeville; along or near
marked Interstate Highway 94, beginning
at the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul,
extending eastward through Washington
County to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border,
and terminating in St. Croix County,
Wisconsin; along or near marked Interstate
Highway 394 from Wayzata to Minneapolis;
along or near marked Interstate Highway
494 from Maple Grove to a transit station
on the Southwest Transitway and continuing
to its intersection with marked Interstate
Highway 94; the Red Rock corridor between
Hastings and Minneapolis via St. Paul,
and an extension between Hastings and
Red Wing; the Robert Street corridor from
the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul to
County Road 42 in Rosemount; the Rush line
corridor along I-35E/I-35W and Highway
61 from the Union Depot in downtown St.
Paul to Hinckley; and the southwest corridor,
from the Hiawatha light rail in downtown
Minneapolis to the vicinity of the Southwest
Station transit hub in Eden Prairie.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin South St. Paul - Span Arch Bridge
new text end

new text begin 600,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of South St. Paul
to design and construct a span arch bridge
under 19th Avenue in South St. Paul for
connection with the Dakota County North
Urban Regional Trail.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Union Depot
new text end

new text begin 4,000,000
new text end

new text begin $2,800,000 of this appropriation is from the
general fund.
new text end

new text begin $1,200,000 of this appropriation is from the
bond proceeds fund.
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 environmental
work to revitalize Union Depot for use as a
multimodal transit center in St. Paul.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Metropolitan Regional Parks Capital
Improvements
new text end

new text begin 2,500,000
new text end

new text begin For the cost of improvements and betterments
of a capital nature and acquisition by the
council and local government units of
regional recreational open-space lands in
accordance with the council's policy plan
as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
473.147. Priority must be given to park
rehabilitation and land acquisition projects.
new text end

new text begin $2,500,000 is from the general fund
for a grant to the city of Fridley to
predesign, design, construct, and equip
the redevelopment and expansion of
the Springbrook Nature Center. This
appropriation is not available until the
commissioner has determined that at least
an equal amount has been committed from
nonstate sources.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginHUMAN SERVICES
new text end

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

new text begin West central secured treatment facility
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
to the commissioner of human services
for a grant to Pope County to predesign
a multicounty regional secured treatment
facility in west central Minnesota. The
commissioner shall prepare a report to the
legislature assessing the need for and the
viability of the facility and the benefits
derived from a coordinated multicounty,
regional approach to local chemical
dependency needs in west central Minnesota.
The report is due to the legislature by
February 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginCORRECTIONS
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 6,117,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Correctional Facility - Oak
Park Heights
new text end

new text begin (a) Perimeter system renovation
new text end
new text begin 3,875,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund to
renovate the perimeter system at the Oak Park
Heights Correctional Facility by replacing
the security fence system for the inside wall
of the main prison yard and exterior fence,
replacing the perimeter lighting system and
the security razor ribbon, and installing
cameras and lighting to correspond to the
perimeter system's added security zones.
new text end

new text begin (b) Ventilation system renovation
new text end
new text begin 2,242,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund.
new text end

new text begin To renovate the ventilation system at the
Oak Park Heights Correctional Facility by
demolishing sections of existing ductwork,
installing new ductwork, installing an
ultraviolet lighting system, installing system
air controls and electronics, and cleaning
or otherwise renovating sections of existing
ductwork.
new text end

Sec. 15. 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 82,650,000
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 Bayport Storm Sewer
new text end

new text begin 150,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund to
the Public Facilities Authority for a grant to
the city of Bayport for the Middle St. Croix
River Watershed Management Organization
to complete construction documents and
bidding for the sewer system extending from
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
pond 82-310P (the prison pond) in Bayport
through the Stillwater prison grounds to the
St. Croix River.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is in addition to the
appropriations in Laws 2000, chapter 492,
article 1, section 21, subdivision 8, to
the commissioner of corrections and in
Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section
23, subdivision 3, to the Public Facilities
Authority, for the same project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duluth Entertainment and
Convention Center
new text end

new text begin 37,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Duluth Entertainment and
Convention Center Authority to design,
construct, furnish, and equip renovations to
the Duluth Entertainment and Convention
Center. The renovations must include an
approximately 217,446 square foot arena
with an ice sheet of at least 200 feet by 85
feet; trade show and concert space; seating
capacity of at least 6,630 with suites, club
seats, and concessions; state-of-the-art locker
and training facilities; and accessible and
expanded media space.
new text end

new text begin The legislature recognizes that the authority
has all powers necessary or convenient
to design, construct, furnish, equip, and
improve the Duluth Entertainment and
Convention Center, including a new arena,
and may enter into contracts that are, in its
judgment, in the best interests of the public
for those purposes. Notwithstanding any law
to the contrary, the authority may adopt a
fair and competitive design and construction
procurement process as determined by the
authority to be in the public interest in
connection with the Duluth Entertainment
and Convention Center improvements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Itasca County - Steel Plant
Infrastructure
new text end

new text begin 30,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general
fund and is in addition to the appropriation
in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21,
subdivision 14.
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Itasca County for public
infrastructure needed to support a steel plant
in Itasca County. Grant money may be used
by Itasca County to acquire right-of-way and
mitigate loss of wetlands and runoff of storm
water, to predesign, design, construct, and
equip roads and rail lines, and, in cooperation
with municipal public utilities, to predesign,
design, construct, and equip natural gas
pipelines, electric infrastructure, water
supply systems, and wastewater collection
and treatment systems.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Rice Street Bridge Over Trunk
Highway 36
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
for the preliminary planning, design, and
engineering of the Rice Street bridge where
it crosses marked Trunk Highway 36 in
Ramsey County.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Rochester - Mayo Civic Center
Complex
new text end

new text begin 2,500,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
for a grant to the city of Rochester to design
the renovation and expansion of the Mayo
Civic Center Complex.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin St. Cloud State University - National
Hockey Center
new text end

new text begin 11,000,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip the
renovation of the National Hockey Center.
new text end

new text begin new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginHOUSING FINANCE AGENCY
new text end

new text begin Browns Valley flooding
new text end

new text begin The Housing Finance Agency may use
the disaster relief contingency fund
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
462A.21, subdivision 29, to assist with the
rehabilitation or replacement of housing
damaged as a result of the Browns Valley
flooding of March 2007, notwithstanding
that the area is not included in a presidential
declaration of major disaster.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginBOND SALE EXPENSES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 167,000
new text end

new text begin $32,000 of this appropriation is from the
trunk highway fund to the commissioner
of finance for bond sale expenses under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641,
subdivision 8.
new text end

Sec. 18. 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,
2009, no more than $918,620,000 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. 19. 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
article from the bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue
bonds of the state in an amount up to $111,535,000 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 Transportation fund bond proceeds account. new text end

new text begin To provide the money
appropriated in this article from the state transportation fund, the commissioner of finance
shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $30,000,000 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

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Trunk highway bonds. 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 trunk highway bonds in an amount up to $33,420,000 in the manner, on
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 amounts
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
the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginBOND SALE AUTHORIZATION REDUCTIONS.
new text end

new text begin The bond sale authorization in Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 28,
subdivision 1, is reduced by $2,000,000.
new text end

new text begin The bond sale authorization in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 25, subdivision 1, is
reduced by $3,282,000.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 7, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants

27,000,000

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.

The commissioner shall determine project
priorities as appropriate based on need.

This appropriation includes money for
the following projects: Ada, Austin,
Breckenridge, new text beginBrowns Valley, new text endCanisteo
Mine, Cannon Falls, Crookston, Dawson,
East Grand Forks, Grand Marais Creek,
Granite Falls, Green Meadow Dam, Inver
Grove Heights, Little McDonald Lake,
Malung, Manston Slough, Minneapolis,
Montevideo, Oakport, Palmville, Roseau
River, St. Louis Park, Two River Ross
Impoundment, Warren, and Whiskey Creek.

$2,000,000 is for Austin for identified
capital improvement projects, and any
other authorized federal or state flood
mitigation projects in the area designated
under Presidential Declaration of Major
Disaster, DR-1569, whether included in the
original declaration or added later by federal
government action. The area currently
included in DR-1569 includes territory
within the counties of Dodge, Faribault,
Freeborn, Martin, Mower, Olmsted, and
Steele.

$175,000 is for the state share of a grant to
the city of Cannon Falls for predesign and
design of capital improvements to alleviate
flooding caused by runoff from the bluffs and
the flooding of the Little Cannon River and
the Cannon River.

For any project listed in this subdivision that
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.

To the extent that the cost of a project in
Ada, Austin, Breckenridge,new text begin Browns Valley,new text end
Dawson, East Grand Forks, Granite Falls,
Montevideo, Oakport Township, Roseau, or
Warren 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.

There is no local share required for the
Canisteo Mine project.

For grants for Roseau River wildlife
management area, Palmville, and Malung,
the state share must be $3 for each $1 of
nonstate contribution.

Notwithstanding the grant expiration date of
June 30, 2002, the commissioner of natural
resources shall extend until June 30, 2007,
the expiration date of a grant made to the
city of Stillwater under Minnesota Statutes,
section 103F.161, used to match certain
federal appropriations for flood hazard
mitigation.

Sec. 22.

Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Lewis and Clark Rural Water System,
Inc.

2,000,000

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
new text endto the Public Facilities Authority for grants
to the deleted text begincity of Luverne, city of Worthington
Public Utilities, Lincoln-Pipestone rural
water system, and Rock County rural water
system
deleted text end new text beginLewis and Clark Joint Powers
Board
new text endto acquire land, predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip deleted text beginone or moredeleted text end
water transmission and storage facilities deleted text beginto
accommodate the connection with
deleted text endnew text begin ofnew text end the
Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc.
that will serve southwestern Minnesota.

deleted text begin The grantsdeleted text endnew text begin Payment to the Lewis and Clark
Rural Water System, Inc.
new text end must be deleted text beginawarded
to projects
deleted text end approved by the Lewis and Clark
Joint Powers Board.

This appropriation is available only to the
extent new text beginthat each $1 of state money is new text endmatched
by at least $1 of local money paid to the
Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc.
deleted text begin for each $1 of state money to be used to
reimburse costs incurred on eligible projects.
deleted text end

This appropriation is the first phase of the
state share for the Lewis and Clark Rural
Water System, Inc. project as defined in the
federal Lewis and Clark Rural Water System
Act of 2000.

Sec. 23.

Laws 2005, chapter 156, article 2, section 46, is amended to read:


Sec. 46. FORD BUILDING.

The Ford Building at 117 University Avenue in St. Paul may not be demolished
deleted text begin during the biennium endingdeleted text endnew text begin beforenew text end June 30, deleted text begin2007deleted text endnew text begin 2008new text end. By January 15, 2006, the
commissioner of administration, in consultation with interested legislators, private sector
real estate professionals, historic preservation specialists, and representatives of the city of
St. Paul, neighboring property, and St. Paul neighborhood associations, must report to the
legislature with recommendations regarding potential means of preserving and using the
Ford Building. The report must include:

(1) availability of potential lessees for the building;

(2) constraints on leasing the building, including the requirement to pay off any state
general obligation bonds previously used in maintaining or rehabilitating the building; and

(3) the cost of restoring and rehabilitating the building, and the feasibility of various
means of paying these costs, including potential use of revenue bonds.

Sec. 24.

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


Subd. 4.

MacPhail Music Center

5,000,000

(a) For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to
predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip a new facility for the MacPhail Center
for Music. The city of Minneapolis may
enter into a lease or management agreement
to operate the center, subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695. This appropriation
is not available until the commissioner has
determined that not less than $15,000,000
has been committed to the MacPhail Center
for Music from nonstate sources, and that
the available money is sufficient to complete
a functional facility. Money secured before
the effective date of this section may count
toward the required commitment of nonstate
sources, provided it is used for qualified
capital expenditures. Any land acquisition
costs paid by MacPhail Center for Music
qualify as capital expenditures.

(b) The city of Minneapolis may provide
money to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip a center for music
education, including classrooms and a
recital hall in the city of Minneapolis,
to provide a facility for education of
students, music therapy programs for
persons with disabilities, music teacher
training opportunities, curriculum and
program development, and to provide the
programming in public and private schools
and in partnership with other organizations
throughout the state.

new text begin (c) The required demonstration of a
commitment of funds from nonstate sources
has been met by cash, prepaid qualified
expenses, and private multiyear pledges that
have been converted into cash through bond
financing and a letter of credit secured by
a mortgage lien on the state bond financed
property. The $5,000,000 construction grant
shall be disbursed without requirement that
the mortgage lien be released.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioners of education and
finance shall agree to a provision in the
ground lease that permits the city of
Minneapolis to purchase for fair market
value, as that term is defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695, subdivision 1,
paragraph (d), the interest of the operating
lease lessee in the state bond financed
property (based on investment in land
and capital improvements) in the event of
nonrenewal of the operating lease at the time
of nonrenewal without requirement of a prior
escrow for funds by the city of Minneapolis.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from June 2, 2006.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants

25,000,000

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.

The commissioner shall determine project
priorities as appropriate, based on need.

This appropriation includes money for the
following projects:

(a) Austin

(b) Albert Lea

(c) new text beginBrowns Valley
new text end

new text begin (d) new text endCrookston

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end Canisteo Mine

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Delano

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end East Grand Forks

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end Golden Valley

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end Grand Marais Creek

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end Granite Falls

deleted text begin (j)deleted text endnew text begin (k)new text end Inver Grove Heights

deleted text begin (k)deleted text endnew text begin (l)new text end Manston Slough

deleted text begin (l)deleted text endnew text begin (m)new text end Oakport Township

deleted text begin (m)deleted text endnew text begin (n)new text end Riverton Township

deleted text begin (n) deleted text end new text begin (o) Roseau
new text end

new text begin (p)new text end Shell Rock Watershed District

deleted text begin (o)deleted text endnew text begin (q)new text end St. Vincent

deleted text begin (p)deleted text endnew text begin (r)new text end Wild Rice River Watershed District

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.

To the extent that the cost of a project in Ada,
Breckenridge, new text beginBrowns Valley, new text endCrookston,
Dawson, East Grand Forks, Granite Falls,
Montevideo, Oakport Township, Roseau,
St. Vincent, or Warren 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. The local share for the St. Vincent
dike may not exceed $30,000.

Sec. 26.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 7, 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 refuge 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 may proceed with the Two
Harbors project new text beginby providing up to $625,000
to complete the design specifications and
environmental work currently underway and
proceed with the remaining money for the
project
new text endupon securing an agreement with the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that commits
federal expenditures of at least $4,000,000
to the project.

Sec. 27.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Regional trails

1,133,000

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

$648,000 is for the Agassiz Recreational
ATV Trail.new text begin Snowmobile trail grant money
received under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.83, subdivision 3, and all-terrain vehicle
trail grant money received under Minnesota
Statutes, section 84.927, subdivision 2, may
be counted as part of the county's required 50
percent nonstate match.
new text end

$485,000 is for a grant to the Central
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Coordination Board to design, engineer,
and construct 6.3 miles of trail and two
parking areas along the Mississippi River
in Sherburne County, to be known as Xcel
Energy Great River Woodland Trail.

Sec. 28.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 16, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Northstar Commuter Rail

60,000,000

(a) To acquire land, or an interest in land,
and to design, construct, furnish, and equip
the Northstar commuter rail line serving
Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis and
to acquire land, or an interest in land, and
to design, construct, furnish, and equip
the extension of the Hiawatha light rail
transit line from its terminus in downtown
Minneapolis to a new terminus near Fifth
Avenue North adjacent to the proposed
downtown Minneapolis commuter rail
station.

(b) This appropriation is added to the
appropriation in Laws 2005, chapter 20,
article 1, section 18, subdivision 5.

(c) This appropriation is not available until
a full-funding grant agreement has been
executed withnew text begin, or a letter of no prejudice
for a specific component of the project or
pre-award authority has been issued by,
new text end the
Federal Transit Administration.

(d) If the Northstar commuter rail line is
extended from Big Lake to the St. Cloud
area, regional rail authority members of the
Northstar Corridor Development Authority
who did not fund a portion of the share
of capital costs from Minneapolis to Big
Lake shall contribute an amount for the
extension equal to the amount they would
have contributed for their proportional share
of the entire line from Minneapolis to the
St. Cloud area.

Sec. 29.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 6, 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.new text begin This grant is exempt
from the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.572 to 116J.575.
new text end

$250,000 is for a grant to the city of
Winona to predesign facilities for the
Shakespeare Festival as part of the riverfront
redevelopment plan. This grant is exempt
from the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.572 to 116J.575.

Sec. 30.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 21, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Lewis and Clark Rural Water
System, Inc.

deleted text begin 3,282,000
deleted text end new text begin 3,200,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the general fund
new text endto the Public Facilities Authority for grants
to the deleted text begincity of Luverne, city of Worthington
Public Utilities, Lincoln-Pipestone rural
water system, and Rock County rural water
system
deleted text endnew text begin Lewis and Clark Joint Powers
Board
new text end to acquire land, predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip deleted text beginone or moredeleted text end
water transmission and storage facilities deleted text beginto
accommodate the connection with
deleted text endnew text begin ofnew text end the
Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc.
that will serve southwestern Minnesota.

deleted text begin The grantsdeleted text endnew text begin Payment to the Lewis and Clark
Rural Water System, Inc.
new text end must be deleted text beginawarded
to projects
deleted text end approved by the Lewis and Clark
Joint Powers Board.

This appropriation is available to the extent
that each $1 of state money is matched by at
least $1 of local money paid to the Lewis and
Clark Rural Water System, Inc. deleted text beginto reimburse
the system for costs incurred on eligible
projects.
deleted text end

Sec. 31. new text beginPUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY FUNDING.
new text end

new text begin To the greatest practical extent, projects on the Public Facilities Authority's 2007
intended use plan, the listings for which were based on the Pollution Control Agency's
2006 project priority list, shall be carried over to the 2008 intended use plan. Projects that
qualified for funding from the Public Facilities Authority under Laws 2006, chapter 258,
section 21, that could not be certified by the Pollution Control Agency by the applicable
deadline shall have until May 1, 2008, or six months after the Minnesota Supreme Court
issues an opinion in the cities of Maple Lake and Annandale matter, whichever is later, to
obtain the required certification from the Pollution Control Agency.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

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

ARTICLE 2

MINNESOTA BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH FACILITIES AUTHORITY

Section 1.

new text begin [137.61] PURPOSE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 137.61 to 137.66 provide a framework for a biomedical science research
funding program to further the investment in biomedical science research facilities in the
state that will benefit the state's economy, advance the biomedical technology industry,
benefit human health, and facilitate research collaboration between the University of
Minnesota and other private and public institutions in the state.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [137.62] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of sections 137.61 to 137.66, the terms
in this section have the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Authority. new text end

new text begin "Authority" means the Minnesota Biomedical Science
Research Facilities Authority.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Biomedical science research facility. new text end

new text begin "Biomedical science research
facility" means a facility located in the state to be used as a research facility and laboratory
for biomedical science and biomedical technology. A hospital licensed under sections
144.50 to 144.56 is not a biomedical science research facility.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of finance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Cost. new text end

new text begin "Cost" of a project means the sum of all obligations paid, or to be
paid, or incurred that are reasonably required for the design, construction, and completion
of the project, including, but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) site acquisition;
new text end

new text begin (2) soil and environmental testing, surveys, estimates, plans and specifications,
supervision of construction, and other engineering and architectural services;
new text end

new text begin (3) payment under construction contracts and for payment and performance bonds;
and
new text end

new text begin (4) purchase and installation of furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Program. new text end

new text begin "Program" means the program authorized under section 137.65.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Project. new text end

new text begin "Project" means the acquisition, construction, improvement,
expansion, repair, or rehabilitation of all or any part of any structure, facility, infrastructure,
or equipment necessary for a biomedical science research facility.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [137.63] MINNESOTA BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
FACILITIES AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The Minnesota Biomedical Science Research
Facilities Authority consists of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a public member appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the
senate to serve as chair;
new text end

new text begin (2) the chairs of the committees of the senate and house of representatives with
jurisdiction over capital improvements;
new text end

new text begin (3) two members of the senate appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the
Committee on Rules and Administration; and
new text end

new text begin (4) two members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the
house of representatives.
new text end

new text begin (b) The initial appointments must be made by September 1, 2007.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Meeting by telephone or other means. new text end

new text begin (a) If compliance with section
13D.02 is impractical, the authority may conduct a meeting of its members by telephone
or other electronic means so long as the following conditions are met:
new text end

new text begin (1) all members of the authority participating in the meeting, wherever their physical
location, can hear one another and can hear all discussion and testimony;
new text end

new text begin (2) members of the public present at the regular meeting location of the authority
can hear clearly all discussion and testimony and all votes of members of the authority
and, if needed, receive those services required by sections 15.44 and 15.441;
new text end

new text begin (3) at least one member of the authority is physically present at the regular meeting
location; and
new text end

new text begin (4) all votes are conducted by roll call, so each member's vote on each issue can be
identified and recorded.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each member of the authority participating in a meeting by telephone or other
electronic means is considered present at the meeting for purposes of determining a
quorum and participating in all proceedings.
new text end

new text begin (c) If telephone or other electronic means is used to conduct a meeting, the authority,
to the extent practical, shall allow a person to monitor the meeting electronically from a
remote location. The authority may require the person making the connection to pay for
documented marginal costs that the authority incurs as a result of the additional connection.
new text end

new text begin (d) If telephone or other electronic means is used to conduct a regular, special, or
emergency meeting, the authority shall provide notice of the regular meeting location,
of the fact that some members may participate by telephone or other electronic means,
and of the provisions of paragraph (c). The timing and method of providing notice are
governed by section 13D.04.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Administrative services. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall provide administrative
services to the authority, establish an annual budget for the authority, and provide an
evaluation of grant applications under section 137.65, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin In general. new text end

new text begin The authority has all the powers necessary and convenient
to carry out its duties under this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [137.64] RECOMMENDATIONS; IMPLEMENTATION.
new text end

new text begin The authority shall report to the legislature by January 15 of each odd-numbered
year its recommendations for project grants for the coming biennium and the progress
made since its last report on implementing the projects approved by the legislature in
previous years.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [137.65] BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH FACILITIES FUNDING
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program established. new text end

new text begin The authority shall establish a biomedical
science research facilities funding program to provide grants to the Board of Regents
of the University of Minnesota for 80 percent of the costs of projects approved under
subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grant applications. new text end

new text begin Applications for grants for a project are to be made
by the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to the authority. To be eligible for
a grant under the program a project must meet the following criteria:
new text end

new text begin (1) the University of Minnesota, either acting on its own or in collaboration with
another private or public institution, must pay 20 percent of the costs of the project and may
meet all or part of the required share of the costs of the project through the prior purchase
of scientific equipment and materials incident to the project provided the purchase is
completed not more than two years before the approval of a grant by the authority and
the University of Minnesota is responsible for the ongoing facilities maintenance and
operations of the biomedical science research facility resulting from the project;
new text end

new text begin (2) if the application is for a project in which the University of Minnesota proposes
to work in collaboration with another private or public institution, the other institution
must be one that generates at least $75,000,000 annually in competitive federal funding
from the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, or similar agency;
new text end

new text begin (3) the biomedical science research facility resulting from the project will be owned
by the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (4) at a minimum the application must include the following information:
new text end

new text begin (i) a resolution of the governing body that the required match is available and
committed;
new text end

new text begin (ii) a detailed estimate, along with necessary supporting evidence, of the total cost
of the project;
new text end

new text begin (iii) an assessment of the potential to attract new or continue existing public and
private research grant awards resulting from the project;
new text end

new text begin (iv) a detailed facility operating financial analysis projecting the annual expected
revenues and costs associated with the project;
new text end

new text begin (v) a timeline indicating the major milestones of the project and their anticipated
completion dates; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) an assessment of the likelihood of public benefits from the project including
benefitting public health and enhancement of employment opportunities within the state,
stimulation of economic growth, and the potential for advancing the development of
commercially successful and affordable products, processes, or services.
new text end

new text begin The factors listed are not in priority order and the authority may weigh each factor,
depending upon the facts and circumstances, as the authority considers appropriate.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grant approvals. new text end

new text begin The authority shall determine for each project for
which an application is submitted whether it appears in the authority's judgment to
conform to the purposes and policies stated in section 137.61 and meets the criteria
stated in subdivision 2. Upon determination by the authority that a project conforms
to the purposes and policies stated in section 137.61 and meets the criteria stated in
subdivision 2, the authority may recommend to the legislature a grant under the program
for the project in an amount equal to 80 percent of the costs of the project. Project grants
recommended by the authority are approved by the legislature if legislation has not been
enacted to modify or reject the recommendation by March 15 of the odd-numbered year
the recommendation is made. Upon approval of a grant by the legislature, the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota has the power to identify project costs eligible
for financing by the legislature and execute all requisite certifications required for a state
tax-exempt debt issuance, if any. The authority may recommend to the legislature total
grants up to the percentage of the amount of bond proceeds authorized in section 137.66
for the fiscal year ending June 30 as set forth opposite each date.
new text end

new text begin Percent of Bond Proceeds
new text end
new text begin Fiscal Year
new text end
new text begin 16.7 percent
new text end
new text begin 2010
new text end
new text begin 41.6 percent
new text end
new text begin 2012
new text end
new text begin 69.3 percent
new text end
new text begin 2014
new text end
new text begin 100.0 percent
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Disbursements. new text end

new text begin Disbursement of grants approved by the legislature under
the program must be made for eligible project costs as incurred according to the project
grant agreement and applicable state laws governing the payment.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [137.66] BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance of bonds. new text end

new text begin To provide money for the biomedical science
research facilities funding program under section 137.65, the commissioner of finance
shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an aggregate amount up to $233,600,000 in the
manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by sections 16A.631 to 16A.675
and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. Before the issuance of a
series of bonds, the authority shall determine that the proceeds of the series of bonds to be
issued will be needed to make disbursements of grants approved by the authority under the
program. Section 16A.642 does not apply to bonds issued under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Appropriation of proceeds. new text end

new text begin The proceeds of the bonds authorized by
subdivision 1 are appropriated to the Minnesota Biomedical Science Research Facilities
Authority to be spent for the purposes set forth in section 137.65.
new text end