Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

SF 4020

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/06/2020 08:31am

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

Current Version - as introduced

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18
2.19

A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; appropriating money to develop mitigation strategies
for rising water levels in legacy mine complexes; authorizing the sale and issuance
of state bonds.

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

Section 1. new text beginLEGACY MINE COMPLEXES; STUDIES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriations. new text end

new text begin (a) $442,500 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of natural resources to conduct and complete necessary
monitoring, modeling, testing, studies of pit wall stability, surveys, planning, and design
work for projects to mitigate the threat to property, public safety, and water quality from
rising water levels at the Canisteo and Hill Annex legacy mine complexes. The commissioner
must give priority to work that addresses the most immediate risks to public safety. Any
money in this appropriation not needed for the work described may only be used by the
commissioner in the taconite assistance area to make similar studies for mitigation of rising
water levels in other legacy mine complexes. This is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin (b) $442,500 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the Minnesota 21st century fund
in the special revenue fund to the commissioner of employment and economic development
for transfer to the commissioner of natural resources to conduct and complete necessary
monitoring, modeling, testing, studies of pit wall stability, surveys, planning, and design
work for projects to mitigate the threat to property, public safety, and water quality from
rising water levels at the Canisteo and Hill Annex legacy mine complexes. The commissioner
must give priority to work that addresses the most immediate risks to public safety. Any
money in this appropriation not needed for the work described may only be used by the
commissioner in the taconite assistance area to make similar studies for mitigation of rising
water levels in other legacy mine complexes. This is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin (c) $2,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to the commissioner of
natural resources for predesign, design, and engineering necessary to construct projects to
mitigate the threat to property, public safety, and water quality from rising water levels at
the Canisteo and Hill Annex legacy mine complexes. The commissioner must give priority
to work that addresses the most immediate risks to public safety. Any money in this
appropriation not needed for the work described must first be used to implement mitigation
measures at the Canisteo and Hill Annex legacy mine complexes and, if those are completed,
may then only be used by the commissioner in the taconite assistance area to address issues
related to rising water levels in other legacy mine complexes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bond sale. new text end

new text begin 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 $2,000,000 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.
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