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as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/07/2013 03:24pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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Introduction Posted on 01/17/2013

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Mighty Ducks grants for
new or renovated air handling systems of indoor ice facilities; authorizing the sale
and issuance of state bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 240A.09.

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

Section 1. new text beginMIGHTY DUCKS GRANTS; AIR HANDLING SYSTEMS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $1,500,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
fund to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission for grants to local government units
under Minnesota Statutes, section 240A.09, paragraph (g) or (k), to install, renovate, or
replace heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems in existing indoor ice arenas
whose ice resurfacing and ice edging equipment are not powered by electricity in order
to improve indoor air quality by reducing concentrations of carbon monoxide and
nitrogen dioxide. The new or renovated heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems
may include continuous electronic air monitoring devices to automatically activate the
ventilation systems when the concentration of carbon monoxide or nitrogen dioxide
reaches a predetermined level.
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 $1,500,000 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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 240A.09, is amended to read:


240A.09 PLAN DEVELOPMENT; CRITERIA.

The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission shall develop a plan to promote the
development of proposals for new statewide public ice facilities including proposals for
ice centers and matching grants based on the criteria in this section.

(a) For ice center proposals, the commission will give priority to proposals that
come from more than one local government unit. Institutions of higher education are not
eligible to receive a grant.

(b) In the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, the
commission is encouraged to give priority to the following proposals:

new text begin (1) proposals for renovation and indoor air quality improvements at an existing
indoor ice arena;
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deleted text begin (1)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end proposals for construction of two or more ice sheets in a single new facility;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end proposals for construction of an additional sheet of ice at an existing ice center;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of ice as part of a sports
complex with multiple sports facilities; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of ice that will be expanded
to a two-sheet facility in the future.

(c) The commission shall administer a site selection process for the ice centers. The
commission shall invite proposals from cities or counties or consortia of cities. A proposal
for an ice center must include matching contributions including in-kind contributions of
land, access roadways and access roadway improvements, and necessary utility services,
landscaping, and parking.

(d) Proposals for ice centers and matching grants must provide for meeting the
demand for ice time for female groups by offering up to 50 percent of prime ice time, as
needed, to female groups. For purposes of this section, prime ice time means the hours
of 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays
and Sundays.

(e) The location for all proposed facilities must be in areas of maximum
demonstrated interest and must maximize accessibility to an arterial highway.

(f) To the extent possible, all proposed facilities must be dispersed equitably, must
be located to maximize potential for full utilization and profitable operation, and must
accommodate noncompetitive family and community skating for all ages.

(g) The commission may also use the money to upgrade current facilities, purchase
girls' ice time, or conduct amateur women's hockey and other ice sport tournaments.

(h) To the extent possible, 50 percent of all grants must be awarded to communities
in greater Minnesota.

(i) To the extent possible, technical assistance shall be provided to Minnesota
communities by the commission on ice arena planning, design, new text beginredesign, installation,
renovation of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems,
new text endand operation, including
the marketing of ice time.

(j) A grant for new facilities may not exceed $250,000.

(k) The commission may make grants for rehabilitation and renovation. A
rehabilitation or renovation grant may not exceed deleted text begin$100,000deleted text endnew text begin $200,000new text end. Priority must be
given to grant applications for indoor air quality improvements, including zero emission
ice resurfacing equipmentnew text begin and the upgrading of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning
systems which may include electronic indoor air monitoring devices
new text end.

(l) Grant money may be used for ice centers designed for sports other than hockey.

(m) Grant money may be used to upgrade existing facilities to comply with the
bleacher safety requirements of section 326B.112.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end