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SF 120

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to capital improvements; providing for veterans memorial project grant
program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 196.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [196.055] VETERANS MEMORIAL GRANT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin A veterans memorial account is created in the bond
proceeds fund. Money in the account may only be used for capital costs of eligible
veterans memorial projects.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) "local government unit" means a county, city, town, special district, or other
political subdivision or public corporation;
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new text begin (2) "governing body" means the council, board of commissioners, board of trustees,
or other body charged with the governance of the local government unit; and
new text end

new text begin (3) "eligible project" means a new or existing public memorial, monument, space,
park, or other project that is intended to honor or remember veterans.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall make grants, up
to the amount of $50,000, to local government units to acquire land on which eligible
projects will be located, including demolition of structures and remediation of conditions
on the land, or to predesign, design, construct, renovate, furnish, and equip an eligible
project. The local government unit receiving a grant must provide for the remainder of
the eligible project costs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must develop forms, criteria, and
procedures for soliciting and reviewing applications for grants under this section. At
a minimum, a local government unit must include the following information in its
application:
new text end

new text begin (1) a resolution of its governing body certifying that the money required to be
supplied by the local government unit to complete the project is available and committed;
new text end

new text begin (2) a detailed estimate of the total development costs and timeline for the project;
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new text begin (3) an assessment of the potential or likely use and public benefit of the project; and
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new text begin (4) any additional information or material the commissioner prescribes.
new text end

new text begin The determination of whether to make a grant under this section is within the discretion of
the commissioner. The commissioner's decision is not subject to judicial review, except
for abuse of discretion.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Cancellation of grant. new text end

new text begin If a grant is awarded to a local government unit
and funds are not encumbered for the grant within four years after the award date, the
grant must be canceled.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 is annually appropriated from the bond
proceeds fund to the commissioner for the purposes of this section.
new text end