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SF 980

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/16/2017 09:04am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; broadband; modifying the border-to-border
broadband grant program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2016, sections 116J.395, subdivision 7; 116J.398.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.395, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Limitation.

(a) No grant awarded under this section may fund more than 50
percent of the total cost of a projectnew text begin in an underserved areanew text end.

(b) new text beginGrants awarded for projects in unserved areas require a 25 percent match.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endGrants awarded to a single project under this section must not exceed deleted text begin$5,000,000deleted text endnew text begin
$3,000,000
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.398, is amended to read:


116J.398 BROADBAND PREVAILING WAGE EXEMPTION.

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, section 116J.871 does not apply tonew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end a project receiving a grant under section 116J.395 for the construction, installation,
remodeling, and repair of last-mile infrastructure, as defined under section 116J.394,
paragraph (e)new text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) to any project or portion of a project in unserved areasnew text end.

Sec. 3. new text beginBORDER-TO-BORDER BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT GRANT
PROGRAM; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $35,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of employment and economic development for deposit in the border-to-border broadband
fund account under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.396, to award grants under that section.
Of this appropriation, no more than $5,000,000 may be used for grants to underserved areas.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end