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SF 3075

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/31/2018 02:15pm

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A bill for an act
relating to waters; providing for supplemental grants for wastewater infrastructure
projects; requiring a report; appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes
2017 Supplement, section 446A.073, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 446A.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 446A.073, is amended by adding
a subdivision to read:


Subd. 6.

Supplemental grant award.

(a) For purposes of this subdivision:

(1) "total project costs" means total costs associated with building, operating, and
maintaining the wastewater system, including existing wastewater debt service, debt service
costs for the proposed project, and operation and maintenance costs; and

(2) "metropolitan area" has the meaning given under section 473.121, subdivision 2.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, if the combined total of grant amounts awarded to
a governmental unit under this section, section 446A.072, and any other state or federal
grant program for a single project is less than an amount listed under clause (1) or (2), the
grant amount awarded under this section must be increased so that the combined total is at
least the greater of:

(1) 50 percent of the total project costs; or

(2) the amount needed to reduce the annual cost per household for the wastewater system
in the project service area to no more than twice the annual Twin Cities metropolitan area
weighted average retail charge per household as determined in the most recent Survey of
Municipal Residential Wastewater Rates prepared by Metropolitan Council Environmental
Services.

Sec. 2.

[446A.076] ESTIMATED FUNDING NEEDS.

By February 1 each year, the Public Facilities Authority must submit to the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over capital investment and environment and natural resources
finance an estimate of the amount necessary to fund grants under sections 446A.072 and
446A.073, subdivisions 4 and 6.

Sec. 3. APPROPRIATION.

Subdivision 1.

Appropriation.

$....... is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to
the Public Facilities Authority for supplemental grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
446A.073, subdivision 6.

Subd. 2.

Bond sale.

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 $....... 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.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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