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as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/22/2015 06:00pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to the operation of state government; providing funding for the
legislature, constitutional officers, and other agencies, boards, councils,
commissions, and state entities; changing certain government programs;
changing requirement for targeted group business; changing licensing provisions
for pari-mutuel horse racing; changing the monthly regulatory fee for lawful
gambling; specifying additional uses for the "Support Our Troops Fund";
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 16A.28,
subdivision 1; 16C.16, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 16C.19; 190.19,
subdivision 2a; 240.08, subdivision 4; 240.10; 349.16, subdivision 6a; Laws
2013, chapter 142, article 1, section 10; Laws 2014, chapter 287, section 25.

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

ARTICLE 1

STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginSTATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated
for each purpose. The figures "2016" and "2017" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, or
June 30, 2017, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2016. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2017. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginLEGISLATURE
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 74,404,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 78,124,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 74,276,000
new text end
new text begin 77,996,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Senate
new text end

new text begin 27,223,000
new text end
new text begin 30,943,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin House of Representatives
new text end

new text begin 30,524,000
new text end
new text begin 30,524,000
new text end

new text begin During the biennium ending June 30, 2017,
any revenues received by the house of
representatives from voluntary donations
to support broadcast or print media are
appropriated to the house of representatives.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Legislative Coordinating Commission
new text end

new text begin 16,657,000
new text end
new text begin 16,657,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 16,529,000
new text end
new text begin 16,529,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end
new text begin 128,000
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginGOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,615,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,616,000
new text end

new text begin (a) This appropriation is to fund the Office of
the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
new text end

new text begin (b) $19,000 the first year and $19,000 the
second year are for necessary expenses in
the normal performance of the governor's
and lieutenant governor's duties for which no
other reimbursement is provided.
new text end

new text begin (c) By September 1 of each year, the
commissioner of management and budget
shall report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the senate State
Government Innovation and Veterans Affairs
Committee and the house of representatives
State Government Finance Committee any
personnel costs incurred by the Offices of the
Governor and Lieutenant Governor that were
supported by appropriations to other agencies
during the previous fiscal year. The Office
of the Governor shall inform the chairs and
ranking minority members of the committees
before initiating any interagency agreements.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginSTATE AUDITOR
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,437,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,333,000
new text end

new text begin $150,000 from the general fund is for an
infrastructure stress study. This is a onetime
appropriation and may be used in either year
of the biennium.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginATTORNEY GENERAL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,342,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,342,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 22,125,000
new text end
new text begin 22,125,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 1,822,000
new text end
new text begin 1,822,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 145,000
new text end
new text begin 145,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginSECRETARY OF STATE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,631,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,631,000
new text end

new text begin Any funds available in the account
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
5.30, pursuant to the Help America Vote Act,
are appropriated for the purposes and uses
authorized by federal law.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginCAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC
DISCLOSURE BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,014,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,028,000
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginINVESTMENT BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 139,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 139,000
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,695,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,568,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 445,000
new text end
new text begin 318,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 7,250,000
new text end
new text begin 7,250,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $50,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $50,000
in fiscal year 2017 are appropriated from the
general fund to the Office of Administrative
Hearings for the cost of considering
complaints of unfair campaign practices
filed under Minnesota Statutes, section
211B.32. These amounts may be used in
either year of the biennium. $50,000 is added
to the agency's base to be available for the
biennium.
new text end

new text begin (b) $6,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $6,000 in
fiscal year 2017 are appropriated from the
general fund to the Office of Administrative
Hearings for the cost of considering data
practices complaints filed under Minnesota
Statutes, section 13.085. These amounts
may be used in either year of the biennium.
$6,000 is added to the agency's base to be
available for the biennium.
new text end

new text begin (c) $130,000 the first year is appropriated
from the general fund for the cost of
considering complaints filed under
Minnesota Statutes, section 211B.32. Any
amount of this appropriation that remains
unspent at the end of the biennium must be
canceled to the general account of the state
elections campaign fund. The base for fiscal
year 2018 is $130,000 to be available for the
biennium under the same terms.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginOFFICE OF MN.IT SERVICES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,526,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,622,000
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of management and
budget is authorized to provide cash flow
assistance of up to $110,000,000 from the
special revenue fund or other statutory
general funds as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.671, subdivision
3, paragraph (a), to the Office of MN.IT
Services for the purpose of managing
revenue and expenditure differences during
the initial phases of IT consolidation. These
funds shall be repaid with interest by the end
of the fiscal year 2017 closing period.
new text end

Sec. 11. 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 23,933,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,673,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Government and Citizen Services
new text end

new text begin 9,801,000
new text end
new text begin 8,927,000
new text end

new text begin $74,000 the first year and $74,000 the second
year are for the Council on Developmental
Disabilities.
new text end

new text begin $735,000 the first year and $65,000 the
second year are to conduct a disparity study
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
16C.16, subdivision 5. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $392,000 the first year and $383,000 the
second year are for the expansion of financial
management and human resources services
to small agencies, boards, and councils.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Administrative Management Support
new text end

new text begin 1,975,000
new text end
new text begin 2,009,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Fiscal Agent
new text end

new text begin 12,157,000
new text end
new text begin 11,737,000
new text end

new text begin The appropriations under this section are to
the commissioner of administration for the
purposes specified.
new text end

new text begin In Lieu of Rent. $8,158,000 the first year
and $8,158,000 the second year are for
office space costs of the legislature and
veterans organizations, ceremonial space,
and statutorily free space.
new text end

new text begin Public Broadcasting. (a) $1,550,000 the
first year and $1,550,000 the second year are
for matching grants for public television.
new text end

new text begin (b) $250,000 the first year and $250,000
the second year are for public television
equipment grants. Equipment or matching
grant allocations shall be made after
considering the recommendations of the
Minnesota Public Television Association.
new text end

new text begin (c) $392,000 the first year and $392,000 the
second year are for community service grants
to public educational radio stations. This
appropriation may be used to disseminate
emergency information in foreign languages.
new text end

new text begin (d) $117,000 the first year and $117,000
the second year are for equipment grants
to public educational radio stations. This
appropriation may be used for the repair,
rental, and purchase of equipment including
equipment under $500.
new text end

new text begin (e) The grants in paragraphs (c) and (d)
must be allocated after considering the
recommendations of the Association of
Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations
under Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.14.
new text end

new text begin (f) $310,000 the first year and $310,000
the second year are for equipment grants
to Minnesota Public Radio, Inc., including
upgrades to Minnesota's Emergency Alert
and AMBER Alert Systems.
new text end

new text begin (g) Any unencumbered balance remaining
the first year for grants to public television or
radio stations does not cancel and is available
for the second year.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginCAPITOL AREA
ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING
BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 340,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 345,000
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginMINNESOTA MANAGEMENT AND
BUDGET
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 23,777,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 26,069,000 new text end

new text begin
$2,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
$4,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 is to maintain
and upgrade statewide business systems,
including, but not limited to, the statewide
accounting system, the human resource and
payroll system, the employment application
system, the enterprise learning management
system, the budget planning and analysis
system, the fiscal note tracking system, and
capital budget system.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginREVENUE
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 146,438,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 147,092,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 142,203,000
new text end
new text begin 142,857,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,749,000
new text end
new text begin 1,749,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,183,000
new text end
new text begin 2,183,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 303,000
new text end
new text begin 303,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Tax System Management
new text end

new text begin 117,822,000
new text end
new text begin 118,476,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 113,587,000
new text end
new text begin 114,241,000
new text end
new text begin Health Care Access
new text end
new text begin 1,749,000
new text end
new text begin 1,749,000
new text end
new text begin Highway User Tax
Distribution
new text end
new text begin 2,183,000
new text end
new text begin 2,183,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 303,000
new text end
new text begin 303,000
new text end

new text begin Appropriation; Taxpayer Assistance. new text end new text begin (a)
$400,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $400,000
in fiscal year 2017 from the general fund
are for grants to one or more nonprofit
organizations, qualifying under section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, to coordinate, facilitate, encourage, and
aid in the provision of taxpayer assistance
services. The unencumbered balance in the
first year does not cancel but is available for
the second year.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this appropriation,
"taxpayer assistance services" means
accounting and tax preparation services
provided by volunteers to low-income,
elderly, and disadvantaged Minnesota
residents to help them file federal and state
income tax returns, Minnesota property
tax refund claims, and to provide personal
representation before the Department of
Revenue and Internal Revenue Service.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Debt Collection Management
new text end

new text begin 28,616,000
new text end
new text begin 28,616,000
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginGAMBLING CONTROL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,260,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,324,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are from the lawful
gambling regulation account in the special
revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginRACING COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,168,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,153,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 269,000
new text end
new text begin 72,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
Fund
new text end
new text begin 899,000
new text end
new text begin 1,081,000
new text end

new text begin The general fund appropriation is for fiscal
years 2016 and 2017 only.
new text end

new text begin The appropriations from the special revenue
fund are from the racing and card playing
regulation accounts. The funding base for
the special revenue fund appropriation is
$972,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $971,000 in
fiscal year 2019.
new text end

new text begin The racing commission is directed to work
in consultation with the racing industry
to propose permanent dedicated funding
changes to fully support the operations of
the commission to ensure that racing is
conducted in the public interest. These
changes shall be reported to the Office
of the Governor and to the majority and
minority leadership of the relevant legislative
committees by November 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginSTATE LOTTERY
new text end

new text begin new text end new text begin new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
349A.10, subdivision 3, the operating budget
must not exceed $31,000,000 in fiscal year
2016 and $31,000,000 in fiscal year 2017.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginAMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginCOUNCIL ON BLACK
MINNESOTANS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 396,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 401,000
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginCOUNCIL ON ASIAN-PACIFIC
MINNESOTANS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 359,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 364,000
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginCOUNCIL ON AFFAIRS OF
CHICANO/LATINO PEOPLE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 381,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 386,000
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginINDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 569,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 576,000
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginMINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
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 21,964,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,076,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Programs
new text end

new text begin 21,576,000
new text end
new text begin 21,822,000
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
138.668, the Minnesota Historical Society
may not charge a fee for its general tours at
the Capitol, but may charge fees for special
programs other than general tours.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Fiscal Agent
new text end

new text begin (a) Minnesota International Center
new text end
new text begin 39,000
new text end
new text begin 39,000
new text end
new text begin (b) Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
new text end
new text begin 34,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin (c) Minnesota Military Museum
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin (d) Farmamerica
new text end
new text begin 115,000
new text end
new text begin 115,000
new text end
new text begin (e) Hockey Hall of Fame
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin Balances Forward. Any unencumbered
balance remaining in this subdivision the first
year does not cancel but is available for the
second year of the biennium.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginBOARD OF THE ARTS
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 7,522,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,530,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Operations and Services
new text end

new text begin 583,000
new text end
new text begin 591,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grants Program
new text end

new text begin 4,800,000
new text end
new text begin 4,800,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Regional Arts Councils
new text end

new text begin 2,139,000
new text end
new text begin 2,139,000
new text end

new text begin Unencumbered balance available. Any
unencumbered balance remaining in this
section the first year does not cancel, but is
available for the second year of the biennium.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text beginMINNESOTA HUMANITIES
CENTER
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 251,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 251,000
new text end

Sec. 26. new text beginSCIENCE MUSEUM OF
MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,079,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,079,000
new text end

Sec. 27. new text beginGENERAL CONTINGENT
ACCOUNTS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin Workers'
Compensation
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The appropriations in this section
may only be spent with the approval of
the governor after consultation with the
Legislative Advisory Commission pursuant
to Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an appropriation in this section for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a contingent account appropriation
is made in one fiscal year, it should be
considered a biennial appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 28. new text beginTORT CLAIMS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 161,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 161,000
new text end

new text begin These appropriations are to be spent by the
commissioner of management and budget
according to Minnesota Statutes, section
3.736, subdivision 7. If the appropriation for
either year is insufficient, the appropriation
for the other year is available for it.
new text end

Sec. 29. new text beginMINNESOTA STATE RETIREMENT
SYSTEM
new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,642,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,953,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts are to be spent for the
Consolidated Legislators and Constitutional
Officers Retirement.
new text end

Sec. 30. new text beginPUBLIC EMPLOYEES
RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,000,000
new text end

new text begin These amounts are relating to the merged
former MERF division and estimated to be
needed under Minnesota Statutes, section
353.505.
new text end

Sec. 31. new text beginTEACHERS RETIREMENT
ASSOCIATION
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,454,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,454,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts estimated to be needed are as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (a) Special direct state aid. $12,954,000 the
first year and $12,954,000 the second year
are for special direct state aid authorized
under Minnesota Statutes, section 354.436.
new text end

new text begin (b) Special direct state matching aid.
$2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000
the second year are for special direct state
matching aid authorized under Minnesota
Statutes, section 354.435.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text beginST. PAUL TEACHERS
RETIREMENT FUND
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,827,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,827,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts estimated to be needed for
special direct state aid to first class city
teachers retirement funds authorized under
Minnesota Statutes, section 354A.12,
subdivisions 3a and 3c.
new text end

Sec. 33. new text beginDULUTH TEACHERS
RETIREMENT FUND
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,377,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,377,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts estimated to be needed for
special direct state aid to first class city
teachers retirement funds authorized under
Minnesota Statutes, section 354.436.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16A.28, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Carryforward.

Agencies may carry forward unexpended and
unencumbered nongrant operating balances from deleted text beginthe first year of a biennium into the
second year of the biennium
deleted text endnew text begin one fiscal year into the next fiscal yearnew 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

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.16, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Small business.

The commissioner shall adopt deleted text beginrules definingdeleted text endnew text begin the size
standards for
new text end "small business"new text begin found in Code of Federal Relations, title 49, section
26.65,
new text end for purposes of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21, 137.31, 137.35, 161.321, and 473.142deleted text begin.
The definition must include only businesses with their
deleted text endnew text begin, provided that the business has
its
new text end principal place of business in Minnesota. deleted text beginThe definition must establish different
size standards for various types of businesses. In establishing these standards, the
commissioner must consider the differences among industries caused by the size of the
market for goods or services and the relative size and market share of the competitors
operating in those markets.
deleted text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.16, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin State-funded projects. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding section 16C.001, this
subdivision applies to contracts for state-funded capital improvement projects in excess of
$100,000 that are issued by organizations not subject to the small business requirements of
this section, including municipalities as defined in section 466.01, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (b) Organizations administering contracts described in paragraph (a) shall promote
the use of targeted group businesses designated under this section and take steps to remove
barriers to equitable participation of targeted group businesses.
new text end

new text begin (c) Organizations shall cooperate with the commissioner's efforts to monitor and
measure compliance with this subdivision in the performance of state-funded contracts.
new text end

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 16C.19, is amended to read:


16C.19 ELIGIBILITY; RULES.

(a) A small business wishing to participate in the programs under section 16C.16,
subdivisions 4 to 7, must be certified by the commissioner. The commissioner shall adopt
by rule standards and procedures for certifying that small targeted group businesses,
small businesses located in economically disadvantaged areas, and veteran-owned small
businesses are eligible to participate under the requirements of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.
The commissioner shall adopt by rule standards and procedures for hearing appeals and
grievances and other rules necessary to carry out the duties set forth in sections 16C.16
to 16C.21.

(b) The commissioner may make rules which exclude or limit the participation of
nonmanufacturing business, including third-party lessors, brokers, franchises, jobbers,
manufacturers' representatives, and others from eligibility under sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.

(c) The commissioner may make rules that set time limits and other eligibility limits
on business participation in programs under sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end, for purposes of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21, a
veteran-owned small business, the principal place of business of which is in Minnesota, is
certified if it has been verified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as being
either a veteran-owned small business or a service-disabled veteran-owned small business,
in accordance with Public Law 109-461 and Code of Federal Regulations, title 38, part 74.

(e) Until rules are adopted pursuant to paragraph (a) for the purpose of certifying
veteran-owned small businesses, the provisions of Minnesota Rules, part 1230.1700, may
be read to include veteran-owned small businesses. In addition to the documentation
required in Minnesota Rules, part 1230.1700, the veteran owner must have been
discharged under honorable conditions from active service, as indicated by the veteran
owner's most current United States Department of Defense form DD-214.

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for purposes of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21, a
minority- or woman-owned small business, the principal place of business of which is
in Minnesota, is certified if it has been certified by the Minnesota unified certification
program under the provisions of Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 26.
new text end

new text begin (g) The commissioner may adopt rules to implement the programs under section
16C.16, subdivisions 4 to 7, using the expedited rulemaking process in section 14.389.
new text end

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.08, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

License issuance and renewal.

If the commission determines that
the applicant is qualified for the occupation for which licensing is sought and will
not adversely affect the public health, welfare, and safety or the integrity of racing in
Minnesota, it may issue a class C license to the applicant. If it makes a similar finding
for a renewal of a class C license it may renew the license. Class C licenses are effective
for new text begina minimum of new text endone yearnew text begin for all class C licenses, and up to three years for certain
classifications of class C licenses to be determined by the commission
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.10, is amended to read:


240.10 LICENSE FEES.

The fee for a class A license is $253,000 per year and must be remitted on July 1.
The fee for a class B license is $500 for each assigned racing day and $100 for each day
on which simulcasting is authorized and must be remitted on July 1. Included herein are
all days assigned to be conducted after January 1, 2003. The fee for a class D license is
$50 for each assigned racing day on which racing is actually conducted. Fees imposed on
class D licenses must be paid to the commission at a time and in a manner as provided by
rule of the commission.

The commission shall by rule establish an annual license fee for each occupation it
licenses under section 240.08 deleted text beginbut no annual fee for a class C license may exceed $100deleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 349.16, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:


Subd. 6a.

Monthly regulatory fee.

An organization must pay a monthly regulatory
fee of deleted text begin0.1deleted text endnew text begin 0.15new text end percent of the organization's gross receipts from lawful gambling
conducted each month. The fee must be reported and paid on a monthly basis in a format
as determined by the commissioner of revenue, and remitted to the commissioner of
revenue with the organization's monthly tax return. All monthly regulatory fees received
by the commissioner of revenue under this subdivision must be deposited in the lawful
gambling regulation account in the special revenue fund according to section 349.151.
Failure to pay the monthly regulatory fees in a timely manner may result in disciplinary
action by the board.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 41.

Laws 2013, chapter 142, article 1, section 10, is amended to read:


Sec. 10. OFFICE OF deleted text beginENTERPRISE
TECHNOLOGY
deleted text endnew text begin MN.IT SERVICES
new text end

$
2,431,000
$
2,431,000

During the biennium ending June 30, 2015,
the Office of deleted text beginEnterprise Technologydeleted text endnew text begin MN.IT
Services
new text end must not charge fees to a public
noncommercial educational television
broadcast station eligible for funding under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 129D, for
access to the state broadcast infrastructure.
If the access fees not charged to public
noncommercial educational television
broadcast stations total more than $400,000
for the biennium, the office may charge for
access fees in excess of these amounts.

The commissioner of Minnesota management
and budget is authorized to provide cash
flow assistance of up to $110,000,000 from
the special revenue fund or other statutory
general funds as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.671, subdivision 3,
paragraph (a), to the Office of deleted text beginEnterprise
Technology
deleted text endnew text begin MN.IT Servicesnew text end for the purpose
of managing revenue and expenditure
differences during the initial phases of IT
consolidation. These funds shall be repaid
with interest by deleted text beginJune 30, 2015deleted text endnew text begin the end of the
fiscal year 2015 closing period
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

Sec. 42.

Laws 2014, chapter 287, section 25, is amended to read:


Sec. 25. PARKING RAMP; REQUIRED USER FINANCING.

new text begin The amount equivalent to new text enddebt service on the design and construction costs allocated
to the parking garage to be located on the block bounded by Sherburne Avenue on the north,
Park Street on the west, University Avenue on the south, and North Capitol Boulevard on
the east deleted text beginmust be user-financed fromdeleted text end new text beginmust be transferred from new text endparking fees collected and
deposited into the state parking account deleted text beginand credited to the debt service account for the
Legislative Office Facility.
deleted text endnew text begin to the general fund to offset any direct appropriations made to
the Senate for debt service payments for the legislative parking garage.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

Section 1. new text beginMILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
general fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures
"2016" and "2017" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are
available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, or June 30, 2017, respectively. "The
first year" is fiscal year 2016. "The second year" is fiscal year 2017. "The biennium" is
fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMILITARY AFFAIRS
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 19,368,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,368,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Maintenance of Training Facilities
new text end

new text begin 9,661,000
new text end
new text begin 9,661,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin General Support
new text end

new text begin 2,819,000
new text end
new text begin 2,819,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Enlistment Incentives
new text end

new text begin 6,888,000
new text end
new text begin 6,888,000
new text end

new text begin Appropriation Availability. new text end new text begin If
appropriations for either year of the biennium
are insufficient, the appropriation from the
other year is available. The appropriations
for enlistment incentives are available until
expended.
new text end

new text begin Transfer Authority. new text end new text begin Of the funds carried
forward from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal
year 2016, in the enlistment incentives
appropriation, $10,000,000 in fiscal year
2016 may be transferred to the maintenance
of training facilities appropriation to
address significant maintenance backlog
to the department's military training and
community centers. This is a onetime
transfer and is available until spent.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginVETERANS AFFAIRS
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 65,363,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 67,581,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Veterans Services
new text end

new text begin 16,349,000
new text end
new text begin 16,461,000
new text end

new text begin Honor Guards. $200,000 each year is
for compensation for honor guards at
the funerals of veterans under Minnesota
Statutes, section 197.231. This amount is
added to the program's base funding.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota GI Bill. $200,000 each year is for
the costs of administering the Minnesota GI
Bill on-the-job training and apprenticeship
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
197.791.
new text end

new text begin Gold Star Program. $100,000 each year
is for administering the Gold Star Program
for surviving family members of deceased
veterans. This amount is added to the
program's base funding.
new text end

new text begin County Veterans Service Office.
$1,100,000 each year is for funding the
County Veterans Service Office grant
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
197.608.
new text end

new text begin Veterans Service Organizations. $353,000
each year is for grants to the following
congressionally chartered veterans service
organizations, as designated by the
commissioner: Disabled American Veterans,
Military Order of the Purple Heart, American
Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam
Veterans of America, AMVETS, and
Paralyzed Veterans of America. This funding
must be allocated in direct proportion to
the funding currently being provided by the
commissioner to these organizations.
new text end

new text begin Veterans Paramedic Apprenticeship
Program.
All unspent funds, estimated to
be $110,000, from the Veterans Paramedic
Apprenticeship Program, from the onetime
appropriation under Laws 2009, chapter 79,
article 13, section 7, are canceled to the
general fund on July 1, 2013.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Veterans Homes
new text end

new text begin 49,014,000
new text end
new text begin 51,120,000
new text end

new text begin Veterans Homes Special Revenue Account.
The general fund appropriations made to the
department may be transferred to a veterans
homes special revenue account in the special
revenue fund in the same manner as other
receipts are deposited according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 198.34, and are appropriated
to the department for the operation of
veterans homes facilities and programs.
new text end

new text begin new text begin Repair and Betterment.new text end $500,000 in the
first year and $500,000 in the second year are
for the repair and betterment of Minnesota
veterans homes.
new text end

new text begin Maximize Federal Reimbursements.
The department will seek opportunities
to maximize federal reimbursements of
Medicare-eligible expenses and will provide
annual reports to the commissioner of
management and budget on the federal
Medicare reimbursements received.
Contingent upon future federal Medicare
receipts, reductions to the homes' general
fund appropriation may be made.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 190.19, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Uses; veterans.

new text begin(a) new text endMoney appropriated to the Department of Veterans
Affairs from the Minnesota "Support Our Troops" account may be used for:

(1) grants to veterans service organizations;

(2) outreach to underserved veterans;

(3) providing services and programs for veterans and their families; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) transfers to the vehicle services account for Gold Star license plates under
section 168.1253deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (5) grants of up to $100,000 to any organization approved by the commissioner of
veterans affairs for the purpose of supporting and improving the lives of veterans and
their families; and
new text end

new text begin (6) grants to an eligible foundation.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this subdivision, "eligible foundation" includes any organization
that:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code; and
new text end

new text begin (2) has articles of incorporation under chapter 317A specifying the purpose of the
organization as including the provision of financial assistance to veterans and their families.
new text end