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HF 4404

3rd Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/14/2018 07:06pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 04/12/2018
1st Engrossment Posted on 05/08/2018
2nd Engrossment Posted on 05/10/2018
3rd Engrossment Posted on 05/14/2018

Current Version - 3rd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public
land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain
conditions; modifying previous appropriations; establishing new programs and
modifying existing programs; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 16A.86,
subdivision 4; 16B.335, subdivision 1; 16B.35, by adding a subdivision; 462A.37,
subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement,
sections 219.016, subdivision 4; 222.49; 326B.124; 446A.073, subdivision 1;
462A.37, subdivision 5; Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 14, subdivision
3, as amended; Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, sections 5, subdivision 3; 21,
subdivision 12, as amended; 22, subdivision 5; Laws 2014, chapter 295, section
9; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 10, subdivision 3,
as amended; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 3; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, sections 6,
subdivision 6; 15, subdivisions 3, 6, 11, 13; 16, subdivision 7; 17, subdivision 9;
19, subdivision 3; 20, subdivision 21; 21, subdivision 8; 23, subdivision 3; 27;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 174; 446A.

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

ARTICLE 1

APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginCAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the bond
proceeds fund, or another named fund, to the state agencies or officials indicated, to be
spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as authorized by
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph (a), to acquire and better public
land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature, or as authorized by
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraphs (b) to (j), or article XIV. Unless
otherwise specified, money appropriated in this act:
new text end

new text begin (1) may be used to pay state agency staff costs that are attributed directly to the capital
program or project in accordance with accounting policies adopted by the commissioner of
management and budget;
new text end

new text begin (2) is available until the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642;
new text end

new text begin (3) for activities under Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.307, 84.946, and 135A.046,
should not be used for projects that can be financed within a reasonable time frame under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.322 or 16C.144; and
new text end

new text begin (4) is available for a grant to a political subdivision after the commissioner of management
and budget determines that an amount sufficient to complete the project as described in this
act has been committed to the project, as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
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 78,533,000
new text end

new text begin To the Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota for the purposes specified in this
section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Higher Education Asset Preservation
and Replacement (HEAPR)
new text end

new text begin 40,000,000
new text end

new text begin To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Greater Minnesota Academic Renewal
new text end

new text begin 10,533,000
new text end

new text begin To modernize existing teaching, learning, and
research spaces on the Crookston, Duluth, and
Morris campuses, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) to predesign, design, renovate, furnish, and
equip campus teaching and learning spaces in
Dowell Hall and Owen Hall on the Crookston
campus;
new text end

new text begin (2) to predesign, design, renovate, furnish, and
equip campus teaching and learning spaces in
A.B. Anderson Hall on the Duluth campus;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) to predesign, design, renovate, furnish, and
equip campus teaching and learning spaces in
the Humanities Building and Blakely Hall on
the Morris campus.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Pillsbury Hall Renewal
new text end

new text begin 24,000,000
new text end

new text begin To predesign, design, renovate, furnish, and
equip historic Pillsbury Hall on the Twin
Cities campus.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Glensheen Renewal
new text end

new text begin 4,000,000
new text end

new text begin To predesign, design, and renovate the
Historic Glensheen Estate including but not
limited to the main house; the site structures,
terraces, and garden walls; and the carriage
house. This appropriation is not available until
the commissioner of management and budget
determines that an equal amount is committed
from other sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin University Share
new text end

new text begin Except for the appropriations for HEAPR and
Glensheen renewal, the appropriations in this
section are intended to cover approximately
two-thirds of the cost of each project. The
remaining costs must be paid from university
sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Unspent Appropriations
new text end

new text begin Upon substantial completion of a project
authorized in this section and after written
notice to the commissioner of management
and budget, the Board of Regents must use
any money remaining in the appropriation for
that project for HEAPR under Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046. The Board of
Regents must report by February 1 of each
even-numbered year to the chairs of the house
of representatives and senate committees with
jurisdiction over capital investment and higher
education finance, and to the chairs of the
house of representatives Ways and Means
Committee and the senate Finance Committee,
on how the remaining money has been
allocated or spent.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginMINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES
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 122,858,000
new text end

new text begin To the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Higher Education Asset Preservation
and Replacement (HEAPR)
new text end

new text begin 40,000,000
new text end

new text begin To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Anoka-Ramsey Community College,
Coon Rapids
new text end

new text begin 569,000
new text end

new text begin To design the renovation of the business and
nursing building on the Coon Rapids campus.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Bemidji State University
new text end

new text begin 22,512,000
new text end

new text begin To demolish and replace Hagg Sauer Hall with
the Academic Learning Center Building; and
to design, renovate, and equip A.C. Clark
Library, Bangsberg Hall, Bensen Hall,
Bridgeman Hall, and Sattgast Hall.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Century College
new text end

new text begin 6,362,000
new text end

new text begin To design, renovate, and equip the
Engineering and Applied Technology Center,
welding lab, fabrication lab, auto disassembly,
and related student support and university
partnership space on the east campus.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Inver Hills Community College
new text end

new text begin 698,000
new text end

new text begin To design the renovation of the Technology
and Business Center to include the link to
Heritage Hall.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Minnesota State University, Mankato
new text end

new text begin 6,478,000
new text end

new text begin To update design, renovate, renew, equip, and
repurpose the spaces in Wissink Hall, Morris
Hall, and Wiecking Center vacated when
occupants moved to the new Clinical Science
Building; and to install a solar array on the
roof of the new Clinical Science Building.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Minnesota State University, Moorhead
new text end

new text begin 628,000
new text end

new text begin To design the renovation of Weld Hall.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Normandale Community College
new text end

new text begin 12,636,000
new text end

new text begin To design Phases 1 and 2 of the renovation of
the College Services Building; and to renovate
and equip the first floor of the College
Services Building, including site
improvements that address ADA compliance
and storm water management.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Riverland Community College, Albert
Lea
new text end

new text begin 10,122,000
new text end

new text begin To design, renovate, renew, and equip
classroom and lab space at the Albert Lea
campus; to construct infill in Building C to
support auto and diesel labs; and to demolish
obsolete child care building.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Rochester Community and Technical
College
new text end

new text begin 22,853,000
new text end

new text begin To demolish Plaza and Memorial Halls; to
design, renovate, renew, and equip classrooms
and labs; to construct an addition adjacent to
Endicott Hall; to construct a central chiller
plant; and to demolish the maintenance
building and child care building.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Debt Service
new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the
Board of Trustees shall pay the debt service
on one-third of the principal amount of state
bonds sold to finance projects authorized by
this section. After each sale of general
obligation bonds, the commissioner of
management and budget shall notify the board
of the amounts assessed for each year for the
life of the bonds.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board need not pay debt service on
bonds sold to finance HEAPR. Where a
nonstate match is required, the debt service is
due on a principal amount equal to one-third
of the total project cost, less the match
committed before the bonds are sold.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of management and
budget shall reduce the board's assessment
each year by one-third of the net income from
investment of general obligation bond
proceeds in proportion to the amount of
principal and interest otherwise required to be
paid by the board. The board shall pay its
resulting net assessment to the commissioner
of management and budget by December 1
each year. If the board fails to make a payment
when due, the commissioner of management
and budget shall reduce allotments for
appropriations from the general fund otherwise
available to the board and apply the amount
of the reduction to cover the missed debt
service payment. The commissioner of
management and budget shall credit the
payments received from the board to the bond
debt service account in the state bond fund
each December 1 before money is transferred
from the general fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.641, subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Unspent Appropriations
new text end

new text begin (a) Upon substantial completion of a project
authorized in this section and after written
notice to the commissioner of management
and budget, the board must use any money
remaining in the appropriation for that project
for HEAPR under Minnesota Statutes, section
135A.046. The Board of Trustees must report
by February 1 of each even-numbered year to
the chairs of the house of representatives and
senate committees with jurisdiction over
capital investment and higher education
finance, and to the chairs of the house of
representatives Ways and Means Committee
and the senate Finance Committee, on how
the remaining money has been allocated or
spent.
new text end

new text begin (b) The unspent portion of an appropriation
for a project in this section that is complete is
available for HEAPR under this subdivision,
at the same campus as the project for which
the original appropriation was made and the
debt service requirement under this section is
reduced accordingly. Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642, applies from the date of the
original appropriation to the unspent amount
transferred.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginEDUCATION
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 47,092,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of education for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Library Construction Grants
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin For library construction grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 134.45.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin School Safety Grants
new text end

new text begin 25,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) A school district may apply for a school
safety facility grant in the form and manner
specified by the commissioner of education.
new text end

new text begin (b) After consultation with the Department of
Public Safety's Minnesota School Safety
Center, the commissioner of education may
award a school safety facility grant to a school
district of no more than $500,000 for each
qualifying school building. The commissioner
must prioritize grant applications. At least half
of the grants must be awarded to school
districts with administrative offices located
outside of the seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grants may be used to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip school facilities
and includes renovating and expanding
existing buildings and facilities.
new text end

new text begin (d) Before a grant is approved, the district
must provide documentation acceptable to the
commissioner of education on how the grant
will be used.
new text end

new text begin (e) No money for construction may be
distributed by the commissioner of education
to the recipient school district until bids have
been received on 100 percent of the
construction documents and satisfactory
documentation has been submitted to the
commissioner of education indicating the
project can be fully completed with money
available for the project.
new text end

new text begin (f) Grants are available when the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that sufficient resources have been
committed to complete the project, as required
by Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Independent School District No. 38, Red
Lake
new text end

new text begin 14,492,000
new text end

new text begin (a) From the maximum effort school loan fund
for a capital loan to Independent School
District No. 38, Red Lake, as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, sections 126C.60 to
126C.72. This appropriation is for predesign,
design, and construction of a connection
structure between the Red Lake Early
Learning Childhood Center and Red Lake
Elementary School; renovations to various
classrooms, labs, and support rooms; updating
of mechanical systems; and expansion of the
cafeteria. Before any capital loan contract is
approved under this subdivision, the district
must provide documentation acceptable to the
commissioner of education on how the capital
loan will be used.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of administration may
provide project management services to assist
the commissioner of education with oversight
of the project. No money for construction may
be distributed by the commissioner of
education to the recipient school district until
bids have been received on 100 percent of the
construction documents and satisfactory
documentation has been submitted to the
commissioner of education indicating the
project can be fully completed with money
available for the project.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding the timelines in Minnesota
Statutes, section 126C.69, subdivision 11,
Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake,
must submit the question authorizing the
borrowing of money for the facilities to voters
of the district at the first general election
following final enactment of this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (d) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 126C.69, subdivision 6, the application
submitted by Independent School District No.
38, Red Lake, on September 1, 2015, shall be
considered a sufficient application for this
loan. The local portion for this capital loan is
$94,231 under Minnesota Statutes, section
126C.69, subdivision 9. This amount shall be
disbursed for the approved project prior to the
state loan reimbursement payments to the
school district.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School
District; Cosmos Elementary School
Repurposing
new text end

new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Independent School District No.
2396, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Public
Schools, to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip the renovation and
repurposing of the Cosmos elementary school
for use by the regional educational program
for autistic students, emotionally or
behaviorally disturbed students, and other
students with specific educational needs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Warroad School District - Northwest
Angle School
new text end

new text begin 600,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund for a grant to
Independent School District No. 690, Warroad
Public Schools, for demolition and site
preparation and to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip the renovation
and an expansion of the Northwest Angle
School. No nonstate match is required.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginMINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES
new text end

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

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for
capital asset preservation improvements and
betterments on both campuses of the
Minnesota State Academies, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginNATURAL RESOURCES
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 63,500,000
new text end

new text begin (a) To the commissioner of natural resources
for the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The appropriations in this section are
subject to the requirements of the natural
resources capital improvement program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.12, unless
this section or the statutes referred to in this
section provide more specific standards,
criteria, or priorities for projects than
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.12.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Natural Resources Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 30,000,000
new text end

new text begin For the renovation of state-owned facilities
and recreational assets operated by the
commissioner of natural resources to be spent
in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
84.946. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.946, the commissioner may use this
appropriation to replace buildings if,
considering the embedded energy in the
building, that is the most energy-efficient and
carbon-reducing method of renovation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Flood Hazard Mitigation
new text end

new text begin 20,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) For the state share of flood hazard
mitigation grants for publicly owned capital
improvements to prevent or alleviate flood
damage under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.161.
new text end

new text begin (b) To the extent practical, levee projects shall
meet the state standard of three feet above the
100-year flood elevation.
new text end

new text begin (c) To the extent practicable and consistent
with the project, recipients of appropriations
for flood control projects in this subdivision
shall create wetlands that are eligible for
wetland replacement credit to replace wetlands
drained or filled as the result of repair,
reconstruction, replacement, or rehabilitation
of an existing public road under Minnesota
Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1,
paragraphs (l) and (m).
new text end

new text begin (d) Project priorities shall be determined by
the commissioner as appropriate and based on
need and may include acquisition of properties
prone to flooding.
new text end

new text begin (e) To the extent that the cost of a project
exceeds two percent of the median household
income in a municipality or township
multiplied by the number of households in the
municipality or township, this appropriation
is also for the local share of the project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Acquisition and Betterment of Buildings
new text end

new text begin 6,000,000
new text end

new text begin For acquisition, predesign, design, and
construction to replace existing facilities that
no longer meet the business needs of the
department; for the predesign, design, and
construction of a drill core facility in Hibbing;
and for the design and construction of storage
facilities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin State Park and Recreation Area
Accessibility
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin For the design and construction of
improvements to bring the facilities within
state parks and recreation areas to the
Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Elk River - Lake Orono
new text end

new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Elk River to dredge
Lake Orono.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Blufflands State Trail
new text end

new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire land for, construct, and pay
expenses related to an extension of the
Blufflands state trail system from Harmony
to the Iowa border, to include a connection to
Niagara Cave in Fillmore County as
authorized in Minnesota Statutes, section
85.015, subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Cohasset - Tioga Recreation Area
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Cohasset to design,
engineer, and construct an approximately
25-mile trail system for hiking, running,
mountain biking, and other activities in the
Tioga Recreation Area in Cohasset.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Aitkin County - Northwoods ATV Trail
new text end

new text begin 1,500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Aitkin County for predesign,
design, acquisition, and development of a trail
to connect the Northwoods ATV trail system
with the Mille Lacs-Malmo East Loop trail
system. The appropriation is not available until
the commissioner of management and budget
determines that $150,000 has been committed
to the project from nonstate sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Unspent Appropriations
new text end

new text begin The unspent portion of an appropriation for a
project in this section that is complete, upon
written notice to the commissioner of
management and budget, is available for asset
preservation under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.946. Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642,
applies from the date of the original
appropriation to the unspent amount
transferred.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
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 13,800,000
new text end

new text begin To the Pollution Control Agency for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Waste Disposal Engineering Closed
Landfill
new text end

new text begin 6,000,000
new text end

new text begin To design and construct remedial systems,
including cleanup and removal of a leaking
hazardous waste pit and protection of
groundwater, at the Waste Disposal
Engineering site in Anoka County in
accordance with the closed landfill program
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 115B.39
to 115B.42.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Lake Redwood Reclamation
new text end

new text begin 7,300,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Redwood-Cottonwood
Rivers Control Area, a joint powers entity, to
predesign, design, construct, and equip the
reservoir reclamation and enhancement of the
66-acre Lake Redwood Reservoir, to remove
approximately 650,000 cubic yards of
sediment and increase its depth from
approximately 2.8 feet to 20 feet in order to
secure renewable energy capacity of the
hydroelectric dam which is impeded by lack
of water capacity, reduce the flow of pollutants
to the Minnesota River, and increase fish
habitat and enhance recreational opportunities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Clay County - Solid Waste Transfer
Station
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Clay County under the solid
waste capital assistance grants program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, to
construct a new resource recovery campus
consisting of a new solid waste transfer station
and problem materials facility.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
115A.54, this appropriation does not require
a nonstate contribution, except as required by
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
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 15,781,000
new text end

new text begin To the Board of Water and Soil Resources for
the purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve
Program
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) To acquire conservation easements from
landowners to preserve, restore, create, and
enhance wetlands and associated uplands of
prairie and grasslands, and restore and enhance
rivers and streams, riparian lands, and
associated uplands of prairie and grasslands
in order to protect soil and water quality,
support fish and wildlife habitat, reduce flood
damage, and provide other public benefits.
The provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.515, apply to this program.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board shall give priority to leveraging
federal money by enrolling targeted new lands
or enrolling environmentally sensitive lands
that have expiring federal conservation
agreements.
new text end

new text begin (c) The board is authorized to enter into new
agreements and amend past agreements with
landowners as required by Minnesota Statutes,
section 103F.515, subdivision 5, to allow for
restoration.
new text end

new text begin (d) Of this appropriation, up to five percent
may be used for restoration, rehabilitation, and
enhancement.
new text end

new text begin (e) Of this appropriation, up to $1,000,000
may be used to acquire working lands
easements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Local Government Roads Wetland
Replacement Program
new text end

new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin To acquire land or permanent easements and
to restore, create, enhance, and preserve
wetlands to replace those wetlands drained or
filled as a result of the repair, reconstruction,
replacement, or rehabilitation of existing
public roads as required by Minnesota
Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1,
paragraphs (l) and (m). The board may vary
the priority order of Minnesota Statutes,
section 103G.222, subdivision 3, paragraph
(a), to implement an in-lieu fee agreement
approved by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers under section 404 of the Clean
Water Act. The purchase price paid for
acquisition of land or perpetual easement must
be a fair market value as determined by the
board. The board may enter into agreements
with the federal government, other state
agencies, political subdivisions, nonprofit
organizations, fee title owners, or other
qualified private entities to acquire wetland
replacement credits in accordance with
Minnesota Rules, chapter 8420.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin South St. Paul - Seidl's Lake
new text end

new text begin 781,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of South St. Paul for
capital improvements to improve the water
quality of Seidl's Lake. The capital
improvements include design, engineering,
construction, and equipping of a storm water
lift station to discharge excess storm water
into the city of South St. Paul's storm sewer
system to minimize the fluctuating water
levels of the lake. This project would be
implemented jointly by the cities of South St.
Paul, Inver Grove Heights, and West St. Paul.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginRURAL FINANCE AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 35,000,000
new text end

new text begin For the purposes set forth in the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph
(h), to the Rural Finance Authority to purchase
participation interests in or to make direct
agricultural loans to farmers under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 41B. This appropriation is
for the beginning farmer program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.039; the loan
restructuring program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 41B.04; the seller-sponsored
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
41B.042; the agricultural improvement loan
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
41B.043; and the livestock expansion loan
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
41B.045. All debt service on bond proceeds
used to finance this appropriation must be
repaid by the Rural Finance Authority under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.643. Loan
participations must be priced to provide full
interest and principal coverage and a reserve
for potential losses. Priority for loans must be
given first to basic beginning farmer loans,
second to seller-sponsored loans, and third to
agricultural improvement loans.
new text end

new text begin If an appropriation for the same purpose as in
this section is enacted more than once in the
2018 legislative session, the appropriation
must be given effect only once. If the
appropriations for the same purpose are for
different amounts, the highest of the amounts
is the one to be given effect.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginMINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL
GARDEN
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the Minnesota Zoological Garden Board
for capital asset preservation improvements
and betterments to infrastructure and exhibits
at the Minnesota Zoo, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307. Notwithstanding the specified uses
of money under Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307, the board may use this appropriation
to replace buildings that are in poor condition,
outdated, and no longer support the work of
the Minnesota Zoo and to construct and
renovate trails and roads on the Minnesota
Zoo site.
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 16,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Capital Asset Preservation and
Replacement Account
new text end

new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.632.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Capitol Complex Monuments and
Memorials
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin To design and complete repairs to monuments
and memorials located on the Capitol complex.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Capitol Complex - Physical Security
Upgrades
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin To design, construct, and equip upgrades to
the physical security elements and systems for
one or more of the buildings listed in this
subdivision, their attached tunnel systems,
their surrounding grounds, and parking
facilities as identified in the 2017 Minnesota
State Capitol Complex Physical Security
Predesign completed by Miller Dunwiddie.
Improvements may include but are not limited
to design and abatement of asbestos and
hazardous materials, the installation of
bollards, blast protection, infrastructure
security screen walls, door access controls,
emergency call stations, security kiosks,
locking devices, and traffic control. This
appropriation includes money for work
associated with one or more of the following
buildings: Administration, Centennial,
Judicial, Ag/Health Lab, Minnesota History
Center, Capitol Complex Power Plant and
Shops, Stassen, State Office, and Veterans
Service.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginMILITARY AFFAIRS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,450,000
new text end

new text begin To the adjutant general to design and renovate
existing space at the St. Cloud Readiness
Center, including mechanical, electrical,
building envelope, energy efficiency, and life
safety improvements. The adjutant general
may also use this appropriation to construct
and equip an expansion of the facility.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginPUBLIC SAFETY
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 22,500,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of public safety for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin East Metro Training Facility - HERO
Center
new text end

new text begin 9,900,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Cottage Grove to
construct, furnish, and equip a Health and
Emergency Response Occupations (HERO)
Center in Cottage Grove.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Dakota County - Regional Public Safety
Center
new text end

new text begin 6,600,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Dakota County to acquire land
for and to predesign, design, construct, furnish,
and equip the Safety and Mental Health
Alternative Response Training (SMART)
Center. The center shall serve as a centrally
located regional hub and provide training
space for the Minnesota Crisis Intervention
Team as well as provide a central location for
other public safety resources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Marshall - MERIT Center
new text end

new text begin 6,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Marshall to design,
construct, furnish, and equip the driver training
and road course expansion of the Minnesota
Emergency Response and Industrial Training
(MERIT) Center in Marshall.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginTRANSPORTATION
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 370,141,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of transportation for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Local Road Improvement Fund Grants
new text end

new text begin 90,721,000
new text end

new text begin From the bond proceeds account in the state
transportation fund as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.50, for trunk highway
corridor projects under Minnesota Statutes,
section 174.52, subdivision 2, for construction
and reconstruction of local roads with
statewide or regional significance under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52,
subdivision 4, or for grants to counties to assist
in paying the costs of rural road safety capital
improvement projects on county state-aid
highways under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.52, subdivision 4a.
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $13,500,000 is for a grant to
the city of Dayton for design, engineering,
environmental analysis, property and easement
acquisition, construction, and reconstruction
of local roads in conjunction with an
interchange on marked Interstate Highway 94
near Hennepin County State-Aid Highway
101, known as Brockton Lane, in Dayton.
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $6,100,000 is for a grant to
the city of Inver Grove Heights to predesign,
design, engineer, acquire right-of-way
property and temporary and permanent
easements, relocate private utilities, inspect,
and construct or reconstruct: (1) realignment
of Dakota County State-Aid Highway 63,
known as Argenta Trail, in Inver Grove
Heights, from northerly of its intersection with
Amana Trail to the anticipated future
alignment of 65th Street, then west to the
existing Argenta Trail alignment, and in
anticipation of the development of an
interchange of Argenta Trail and marked
Interstate Highway 494; and (2) expansion
from two lanes to four lanes of Dakota County
State-Aid Highway 26, known as 70th Street
West, in Inver Grove Heights, from the border
with Eagan to the intersection with Argenta
Trail as realigned.
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $9,000,000 is for a grant to
Carver County following a jurisdictional
transfer to Carver County of the affected
segment of marked Trunk Highway 101. The
appropriation may be used for design,
right-of-way acquisition, engineering, and
reconstruction of the segment transferred to
the county that is between Pioneer Trail and
Flying Cloud Drive, including grade
separation of a multipurpose pedestrian and
bicycle trail from the segment for the
Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail and a
regional trail along marked Trunk Highway
101.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Hennepin County State-Aid Highway
9 (Rockford Road) and Marked Interstate
Highway 494
new text end

new text begin 10,720,000
new text end

new text begin For design, right-of-way acquisition,
construction engineering, construction, and
equipping the interchange at Hennepin County
State-Aid Highway 9 and marked Interstate
Highway 494, including replacing the County
State-Aid Highway 9 bridge over marked
Interstate Highway 494 and the ramps
connecting County State-Aid Highway 9 and
marked Interstate Highway 494,
notwithstanding any provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.52, or rule to the
contrary. Of this appropriation, $5,360,000 is
from the bond proceeds account in the state
transportation fund for a grant to the city of
Plymouth, Hennepin County, or both, and
$5,360,000 is from the bond proceeds account
in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Ramsey County Regional Railroad
Authority
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Ramsey County Regional
Railroad Authority for environmental analysis
and design of rail grade separation of Union
Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe track
between Westminster Junction and Division
Street/Hoffman Interlocking in St. Paul.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Rail Crossing Improvements
new text end

new text begin 1,200,000
new text end

new text begin For one or more grants to Hennepin County
or the affected city in the county to construct
railroad crossing safety improvements in
Hennepin County. Of this amount, $350,000
is for crossings at Townline Road and marked
County Road 19 in the city of Loretto;
$450,000 is for crossings at marked Road
116/County Road 115 and Arrowhead Drive
in the city of Medina; and $400,000 is for
crossings at East Lake Street and Barry
Avenue in the city of Wayzata.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway 29 - Railroad Grade
Separation in Pope County
new text end

new text begin 10,500,000
new text end

new text begin From the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund for construction of the
interchange at marked Trunk Highway 55 and
marked Trunk Highway 29 near the city of
Glenwood, including grade separation of the
adjacent rail crossing of marked Trunk
Highway 29.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Port Development Assistance
new text end

new text begin 6,000,000
new text end

new text begin For grants under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
457A. Any improvements made with the
proceeds of these grants must be publicly
owned.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Corridors of Commerce
new text end

new text begin 145,000,000
new text end

new text begin From the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund for the corridors of commerce
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
161.088.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use up to 17 percent
of the amount for program delivery.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway-Rail Grade Separations
new text end

new text begin 75,000,000
new text end

new text begin From the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund for trunk highway-rail grade
separation projects: (1) identified as priority
grade separation recommendations in the final
report on highway-rail grade crossing
improvements submitted under Laws 2014,
chapter 312, article 10, section 10; and (2) for
which trunk highway bond proceeds are a
permissible use.
new text end

new text begin If any proceeds under this subdivision remain
following a determination by the
commissioner that sufficient resources have
been committed to complete all eligible
projects, the remaining amount is available
for the corridors of commerce program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 161.088.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Transportation Facilities Capital
new text end

new text begin 30,000,000
new text end

new text begin From the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund for the transportation facilities
capital program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 174.13.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
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 20,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the Metropolitan Council for the purposes
specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails
Capital Improvements
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin For the cost of improvements and betterments
of a capital nature and acquisition by the
council and local government units of regional
recreational open-space lands in accordance
with the council's policy plan as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 473.147. This
appropriation must not be used to purchase
easements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Metropolitan Cities Inflow and
Infiltration Grants
new text end

new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin For grants to cities within the metropolitan
area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2, for capital
improvements in municipal wastewater
collection systems to reduce the amount of
inflow and infiltration to the Metropolitan
Council's metropolitan sanitary sewer disposal
system. Grants from this appropriation are for
up to 50 percent of the cost to mitigate inflow
and infiltration in the publicly owned
municipal wastewater collection systems. To
be eligible for a grant, a city must be identified
by the council as a contributor of excessive
inflow and infiltration in the metropolitan
disposal system or have a measured flow rate
within 20 percent of its allowable
council-determined inflow and infiltration
limits. The council must award grants based
on applications from cities that identify
eligible capital costs and include a timeline
for inflow and infiltration mitigation
construction, pursuant to guidelines
established by the council.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin New Hope - 50 Meter Pool
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of New Hope to
predesign, design, construct, and equip an
outdoor 50-meter swimming pool on the civic
center campus.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin St. Paul - Wakan Tipi Center
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip the
Wakan Tipi Center in the Bruce Vento Nature
Sanctuary in St. Paul for programs that the
city determines meet regional and city park
purpose requirements. The city may enter into
a lease or management agreement under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, to
operate the programs in the center.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginHUMAN SERVICES
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 56,850,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration, or
other named entity, for the purposes specified
in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at Department
of Human Services facilities statewide, to be
spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin St. Peter Regional Treatment Center
Campus - Dietary Building HVAC and Electrical
Replacement
new text end

new text begin 2,200,000
new text end

new text begin To predesign, design, engineer, and renovate
the mechanical and electrical systems in the
Dietary Building on the St. Peter Regional
Treatment Center campus, including: the
upgrade, replacement, and improvement of
existing heating and ventilation equipment;
installation of air-conditioning equipment;
replacement of the building's outdated and
undersized electrical system; design and
abatement of asbestos and hazardous
materials; and structural, site, and utility work
necessary to support the project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Anoka Metro Regional Treatment
Center - Roof and HVAC Replacement
new text end

new text begin 6,750,000
new text end

new text begin To predesign, design, engineer, construct, and
equip improvements on the Anoka Metro
Regional Treatment Center campus, including
but not limited to design and abatement of
asbestos and hazardous materials, replacement
of roofs on residential units, installation of
metal wall cladding on the mechanical
penthouses, installation of new heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning systems, fire
sprinkler systems, electrical lighting systems
in the Miller Building, and installation of a
new heating system in the warehouse building.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Regional Behavioral Health Crisis
Facility Grants
new text end

new text begin 25,100,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of human services for
behavioral health crisis program facilities
grants under article 2, section 32.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Minneapolis - The Family Partnership
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of human services for a
grant to the city of Minneapolis to acquire real
property, demolish unusable portions of the
existing building, renovate some areas of the
existing building, construct new space, and to
furnish and equip the facility to provide mental
health, early childhood education, and other
services to support children and families. The
city of Minneapolis may operate a center
providing services for Minnesota victims of
sex trafficking; trauma-informed counseling
services; early learning programming and
therapeutic childcare; and statewide training
for professionals and community leaders.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Scott County; Regional Crisis
Stabilization and Intensive Residential
Treatment Services Facility
new text end

new text begin 1,900,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of human services for a
grant to Scott County to design, construct,
furnish, and equip a facility in the city of
Savage to provide regional intensive
residential and treatment services (IRTS) and
residential crisis stabilization subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. This
appropriation shall be used for construction
of a 16-bed facility in conjunction with Guild
Incorporated, a nonprofit organization based
in St. Paul, to maximize the space available
for 16 IRTS and crisis stabilization beds. The
new facility shall provide acute stabilization
and treatment for persons with a primary or
secondary mental health diagnosis in lieu of
inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin White Earth Opiate Treatment Facility
new text end

new text begin 900,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund to the commissioner of
human services for a grant to the tribal council
of the White Earth Nation to refurbish and
equip the White Earth Opiate Treatment
Facility on the White Earth Reservation. The
facility shall treat Native Americans and
provide culturally specific programming to
individuals placed in the treatment center.
new text end

Sec. 17. 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 51,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at veterans
homes in Minneapolis, Hastings, Fergus Falls,
Silver Bay, and Luverne, and the Little Falls
Cemetery, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin New Veterans Homes
new text end

new text begin 41,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $26,000,000 in fiscal year 2019 and
$15,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 must be
transferred to the unrestricted general fund
from the general stadium reserve account
established by the commissioner of
management and budget under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297E.021. These are onetime
transfers.
new text end

new text begin (b) $26,000,000 in fiscal year 2019 and
$15,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 are
appropriated from the general fund to fully
fund the required 35 percent state match
required by the federal government to achieve
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Priority
List Group 1 status for capital projects for
veterans' homes as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2019 and
$6,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 to design,
construct, furnish, and equip a veterans home
in Preston;
new text end

new text begin (2) $6,000,000 in fiscal year 2019 and
$3,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 to design,
construct, furnish, and equip a veterans home
in Montevideo; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2019 and
$6,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 to design,
construct, furnish, and equip a veterans home
in Bemidji.
new text end

new text begin (c) These veterans homes are subject to the
requirements of the People's Veterans Homes
Act, as provided in subdivision 4. This is a
onetime appropriation, and is available until
June 30, 2022. The appropriations are not
available until the commissioner of
management and budget, in consultation with
the commissioner of veterans affairs,
determines that amounts sufficient to complete
the projects are committed from nonstate
sources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Veterans Homes Construction
new text end

new text begin (a) This subdivision may be cited as the
"People's Veterans Homes Act."
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of veterans affairs may
apply for federal funding and establish
veterans homes with up to 140 beds available
to provide a continuum of care, including
skilled nursing care, for eligible veterans and
their spouses in the following locations:
new text end

new text begin (1) Preston;
new text end

new text begin (2) Montevideo; and
new text end

new text begin (3) Bemidji.
new text end

new text begin (c) The state shall provide the necessary
operating costs for the veterans homes in
excess of any revenue and federal funding for
the homes that may be required to continue
the operation of the homes and care for
Minnesota veterans.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of administration may
accept contributions of land or money from
private individuals, businesses, local
governments, veterans service organizations,
and other nonstate sources for the purpose of
providing matching funding when soliciting
federal funding for the development of the
homes authorized by this section.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginCORRECTIONS
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 24,650,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of administration for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 20,000,000
new text end

new text begin For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at Minnesota
correctional facilities statewide, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Correctional Facility - St.
Cloud
new text end

new text begin 2,700,000
new text end

new text begin To design and install the second of two interior
fences circling the inside of the existing
granite walls to provide a new secure
perimeter, including appropriate lighting,
cameras, and fence detection systems to
complete the project at the Minnesota
Correctional Facility - St. Cloud.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Correctional Facility - Moose
Lake
new text end

new text begin 1,950,000
new text end

new text begin To predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip the renovation and expansion of the
outdated master control center at the
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Moose Lake
to improve security and efficiency. The
renovation includes updating fire alarm panels
and mechanical and electrical systems and
improving visibility of the visiting area.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Unspent Appropriations
new text end

new text begin The unspent portion of an appropriation for a
Department of Corrections project in this
section that is complete, upon written notice
to the commissioner of management and
budget, is available for asset preservation
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies
from the date of the original appropriation to
the unspent amount transferred.
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
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 86,719,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of employment and
economic development for the purposes
specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Greater Minnesota Business
Development Public Infrastructure Grants
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.431.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Transportation Economic Development
new text end

new text begin 4,000,000
new text end

new text begin For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.436.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Innovative Business Development Public
Infrastructure Grants
new text end

new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

new text begin For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.435.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Austin - Public TV
new text end

new text begin 2,850,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Austin to acquire land
for, and to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip a regional public television
station in the city of Austin.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Brooklyn Park - Second Harvest
new text end

new text begin 18,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Brooklyn Park to
acquire land for, and to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip a statewide
Second Harvest Heartland charitable food
warehouse, distribution, and office facility in
the city of Brooklyn Park. The city may enter
into lease or management agreements under
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, for
operation of the facility. Amounts expended
for this project by nonstate sources? since June
1, 2016, shall count toward the nonstate match.
?
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Duluth - Steam Plant
new text end

new text begin 6,900,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund for a grant to the city
of Duluth for the same purposes as in Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article
1, section 20, subdivision 7, the Duluth
municipal district heating facility and systems
upgrade.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Hennepin County - Children's Theatre
new text end

new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Hennepin County to design,
renovate, furnish, and equip the Children's
Theatre Company's current facility, including
improvements to the facility's existing heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning system,
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.695.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Itasca County - Northern Community
Radio Infrastructure
new text end

new text begin 514,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Itasca County for site
preparation, including deconstruction and
removal of the old KAXE Northern
Community Radio broadcast tower, and to
design, construct, and equip a new broadcast
tower, transmitter, and transmission building
in Trout Lake Township for a 100,000-watt
public radio station to replace the KAXE
Northern Community Radio transmission
plant.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Jackson - Memorial Park
new text end

new text begin 290,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Jackson to complete
phase I of the redevelopment of Memorial
Park, including trails, landscaping, a canoe
launch, and other amenities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Litchfield Opera House
new text end

new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund for a grant to the
Greater Litchfield Opera House Association
to repair and update the electrical capabilities
and interior walls in the Litchfield Opera
House.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Minneapolis - Upper Harbor Terminal
Redevelopment
new text end

new text begin 15,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Minneapolis, the
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, or
both, for predevelopment, predesign, design,
and construction work for site preparation and
for park and public infrastructure
improvements to support an initial phase of
redevelopment of the Upper Harbor Terminal
on the Mississippi River; a site that was
rendered inoperable for barging by the federal
closure of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Minneapolis - American Indian Center
new text end

new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin From the general fund for a grant to design,
construct, furnish, and equip the renovation
and expansion of the center on Franklin
Avenue. This project includes: demolition
work; improvements and additions to, or
replacement of, the mechanical, electrical,
plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air
conditioning systems; repairs to the existing
roof and exterior enclosure; required site
improvements; general renovation of interior
spaces; and expansion of the cafe space, the
event spaces, and the performance spaces.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Pipestone County
new text end

new text begin 500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Pipestone County to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip a dental
care facility in Pipestone County. The county
may enter into an agreement under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695, for operation of the
dental clinic.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Polk County - North Country Food
Bank
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to Polk County to predesign,
design, construct, renovate, furnish, and equip
a regional charitable food warehouse,
distribution, and office facility in the city of
Crookston, subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.695. The value of land purchased
or acquired by the county after January 1,
2013, for this facility shall count toward the
nonstate match.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Silver Bay - Black Beach Campground
new text end

new text begin 1,765,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Silver Bay to
predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip a campground adjacent to the Black
Beach recreational beach in Silver Bay,
including camping sites; electrical, water, and
sewer infrastructure; a playground; a pavilion;
lavatory vaults; a shower and lavatory
building; and a main office building. This
appropriation may also be used to design,
construct, and equip a walking trail from the
campground to the Black Beach recreational
site. The nonstate contribution may be made
in-kind. In-kind contributions may include site
preparation, whether begun before or after the
effective date of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin St. Paul - Conway Recreation Center
new text end

new text begin 4,500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of St. Paul to complete
the construction of playing fields and
expansion of facilities at the Conway
Community Recreation Center, including the
renovation of and addition to the existing
structure at the field location, site remediation,
design and site improvements, construction
of seasonal dome infrastructure, and
construction of four turf athletic fields. The
district may enter into a lease management
agreement under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.695, for operation of the facility.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin St. Paul - Humanities Center
new text end

new text begin 2,700,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of St. Paul for asset
preservation of the Minnesota Humanities
Center's main facility, including capital
improvements for building envelope,
foundation, and structural integrity, and for
mechanical systems upgrades, including
heating, ventilation, and cooling, subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin St. Paul - Minnesota Museum of
American Art
new text end

new text begin 2,500,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the St. Paul Port Authority to
acquire, design, construct, furnish, and equip
the Minnesota Museum of American Art in
the historic Pioneer Endicott Building. This
appropriation is in addition to the amount
appropriated by Laws 2017, First Special
Session chapter 8, article 1, section 20,
subdivision 21, and is available in accordance
with the requirements of that subdivision. This
appropriation may be used as needed for the
costs of the project, including but not limited
to secure loading dock, art restoration, and
exhibit preparation areas.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Wabasha - National Eagle Center and
Wabasha Rivertown Resurgence
new text end

new text begin 8,100,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Wabasha to acquire
land, predesign, design, renovate, construct,
furnish, and equip the National Eagle Center
in order to expand program and exhibit space,
increase aviary space for eagles, and for
improvements to the riverfront in Wabasha
for infrastructure, large vessel landing areas
and docks, and public access and program
areas.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Waite Park - Quarry Redevelopment
new text end

new text begin 5,000,000
new text end

new text begin For a grant to the city of Waite Park to
redevelop a former quarry site located off
Parkway Drive and 17th Avenue South as a
regional park and to predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip a public open-air
stage and related facilities. The city may enter
into one or more lease or management
agreements for operation of the open-air stage
and related facilities, subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginPUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
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 120,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the Public Facilities Authority for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin State Match for Federal Grants
new text end

new text begin 20,000,000
new text end

new text begin To match federal grants for the clean water
revolving fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 446A.07, and the drinking water
revolving fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 446A.081. This appropriation must be
used for qualified capital projects.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Water Infrastructure Funding Program
new text end

new text begin 55,000,000
new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to eligible municipalities under
the water infrastructure funding program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072.
new text end

new text begin (b) $30,000,000 is for wastewater projects
listed on the Pollution Control Agency's
project priority list in the fundable range under
the clean water revolving fund program. Of
this amount, and in addition to any other grant
under the program, $3,000,000 is for a grant
to the city of Windom to design, construct,
and equip capital improvements to renovate
and upgrade the municipal wastewater
treatment facility, and $2,000,000 is for a grant
to the city of Albertville to design and
construct wastewater infrastructure
improvements.
new text end

new text begin (c) $25,000,000 is for drinking water projects
listed on the commissioner of health's project
priority list in the fundable range under the
drinking water revolving fund program.
new text end

new text begin (d) After all eligible projects under paragraph
(b) or (c) have been funded, the Public
Facilities Authority may transfer any
remaining, uncommitted money to eligible
projects under a program defined in paragraph
(b) or (c) based on that program's project
priority list.
new text end

new text begin (e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 446A.072, subdivision 5a, paragraph
(b), the Western Lake Superior Sanitary
District is eligible for a grant to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip a
combined heat and power system.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Point Source Implementation Grants
Program
new text end

new text begin 45,000,000
new text end

new text begin For grants to eligible municipalities under the
point source implementation grants program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.073.
This appropriation must be used for qualified
capital projects.
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginMINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE
AGENCY
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin For transfer to the housing development fund
to finance the costs of rehabilitation to
preserve public housing under Minnesota
Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 3a.
For purposes of this section, "public housing"
means housing for low-income persons and
households financed by the federal
government and owned and operated by the
public housing authorities and agencies formed
by cities and counties. Public housing
authorities receiving a public housing
assessment composite score of 80 or above or
an equivalent designation are eligible to
receive funding. Priority must be given to
proposals that maximize federal or local
resources to finance the capital costs. The
priority in Minnesota Statutes, section
462A.202, subdivision 3a, for projects to
increase the supply of affordable housing and
the restrictions of Minnesota Statutes, section
462A.202, subdivision 7, do not apply to this
appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 22. 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 40,000,000
new text end

new text begin To the Minnesota Historical Society for the
purposes specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Historic Sites Asset Preservation
new text end

new text begin 10,000,000
new text end

new text begin For capital improvements and betterments at
state historic sites, buildings, landscaping at
historic buildings, exhibits, markers, and
monuments, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. The
society shall determine project priorities as
appropriate based on need.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Historic Fort Snelling
new text end

new text begin 30,000,000
new text end

new text begin To demolish the existing visitor center and to
renovate, construct, furnish, and equip
facilities, including landscaping and
wayfinding, to support visitor services and
history programs at Historic Fort Snelling.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginBOND SALE EXPENSES
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 910,000
new text end

new text begin To the commissioner of management and
budget for the purposes specified in this
section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bond Proceeds Fund
new text end

new text begin 890,000
new text end

new text begin From the bond proceeds fund for bond sale
expenses under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.641, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Trunk Highway Fund
new text end

new text begin 270,000
new text end

new text begin From the bond proceeds account in the trunk
highway fund for bond sale expenses under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.641,
subdivision 8, and 167.50, subdivision 4.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginBOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Bond proceeds fund. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this act from
the bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
bonds of the state in an amount up to $780,832,000 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 Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Transportation fund. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this act from the
state transportation fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
bonds of the state in an amount up to $96,081,000 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 Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Maximum effort school loan fund. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this
act from the maximum effort school loan fund, the commissioner of management and budget
shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $14,492,000 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. The proceeds of the bonds,
except accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited
to a bond proceeds account in the maximum effort school loan fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Trunk highway fund. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this article from
the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management
and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $266,130,000 in the
manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections
167.50 to 167.52, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times
and in the amounts requested by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the
bonds, except accrued interest and any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must
be deposited in the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text beginCANCELLATION.
new text end

new text begin The uncommitted and unobligated amount of the appropriation from the bond proceeds
fund in Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 12, section 18, subdivision 4, for the
transportation improvements within the Lindau Lane corridor in Bloomington, estimated
to be $4,035,839, is canceled, and the bond sale authorization in Laws 2011, First Special
Session chapter 12, section 23, subdivision 1, is reduced by the same amount.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 27, is amended to
read:


Sec. 27. BOND SALE SCHEDULE.

The commissioner of management and budget shall schedule the sale of state general
obligation bonds so that, during the biennium ending June 30, 2019, no more than
deleted text begin $1,555,301,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,138,520,000new text end will need to be transferred from the general fund to the
state bond fund to pay principal and interest due and to become due on outstanding state
general obligation bonds. During the biennium, before each sale of state general obligation
bonds, the commissioner of management and budget shall calculate the amount of debt
service payments needed on bonds previously issued and shall estimate the amount of debt
service payments that will be needed on the bonds scheduled to be sold. The commissioner
shall adjust the amount of bonds scheduled to be sold so as to remain within the limit set
by this section. The amount needed to make the debt service payments is appropriated from
the general fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641.

Sec. 27. new text beginTRUNK HIGHWAY BOND APPROPRIATIONS, AUTHORIZATION
TAKE EFFECT ONLY ONCE.
new text end

new text begin If an appropriation from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, and a
corresponding authorization to sell trunk highway bonds, for the same purpose as in this
act is enacted more than once in the 2018 legislative session, the appropriation and bond
sale authorization must be given effect only once. If the appropriation and authorization for
the same purpose are for different amounts, the highest of the amounts is the one to be given
effect.
new text end

Sec. 28. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided, this article is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16A.86, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Funding.

(a) The state share of a project covered by this section must be no
more than half the total cost of the project, including predesign, design, construction,
furnishings, and equipment, except as provided in paragraph (b)new text begin or (c)new text end. This subdivision
does not apply to a project proposed by a school district or other school organization.

(b) The state share may be more than half the total cost of a project if the project is
deemed needed as a result of a disaster or to prevent a disaster or is located in a political
subdivision with a very low average net tax capacity.

(c) Nothing in this section prevents the governor from recommending, or the legislature
from considering or funding, projects that do not meet the deadline in subdivision 2 or deleted text beginthe
criteria in this subdivision or subdivision 3
deleted text endnew text begin a state share that is greater than half the total
cost of the project
new text end when the governor or the legislature determines that there is a compelling
reason for the recommendation or funding.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16B.335, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Construction and major remodeling.

(a) The commissioner, or any
other recipient to whom an appropriation is made to acquire or better public lands or buildings
or other public improvements of a capital nature, must not prepare final plans and
specifications for any construction, major remodeling, or land acquisition in anticipation
of which the appropriation was made until the agency that will use the project has presented
the program plan and cost estimates for all elements necessary to complete the project to
the chair of the senate Finance Committee and the chair of the house of representatives
Ways and Means Committee and the chairs have made their recommendations, and the
chair and ranking minority member of the senate Capital Investment Committee and the
chair and ranking minority member of the house of representatives Capital Investment
Committee are notified. "Construction or major remodeling" means construction of a new
building, a substantial addition to an existing building, or a substantial change to the interior
configuration of an existing building. The presentation must note any significant changes
in the work that will be done, or in its cost, since the appropriation for the project was
enacted or from the predesign submittal. The program plans and estimates must be presented
for review at least two weeks before a recommendation is needed. The recommendations
are advisory only. Failure or refusal to make a recommendation is considered a negative
recommendation. The chairs and ranking minority members of the senate Finance and
Capital Investment Committees and the house of representatives Capital Investment and
Ways and Means Committees must also be notified whenever there is a substantial change
in a construction or major remodeling project, or in its cost.

(b) Capital projects exempt from the requirements of this subdivision include demolition
or decommissioning of state assets, hazardous material projects, utility infrastructure projects,
environmental testing, parking lots, parking structures, park and ride facilities, bus rapid
transit stations, light rail lines, passenger rail projects,new text begin freight rail projects,new text end exterior lighting,
fencing, highway rest areas, truck stations, storage facilities not consisting primarily of
offices or heated work areas, roads, bridges, trails, pathways, campgrounds, athletic fields,
dams, floodwater retention systems, water access sites, harbors, sewer separation projects,
water and wastewater facilities, port development projects for which the commissioner of
transportation has entered into an assistance agreement under section 457A.04, ice centers,
a local government project with a construction cost of less than $1,500,000, or any other
capital project with a construction cost of less than $750,000.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16B.35, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 1c. new text end

new text begin PFA excluded. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 1, an appropriation to the Public
Facilities Authority, and project financing provided by the authority from the appropriation,
may not include an amount to acquire works of art.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [174.13] TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES CAPITAL PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program established. new text end

new text begin (a) A transportation facilities capital program is
established to prioritize among eligible projects that:
new text end

new text begin (1) support the programmatic mission of the department;
new text end

new text begin (2) extend the useful life of existing buildings; or
new text end

new text begin (3) renovate or construct facilities to meet the department's current and future operational
needs.
new text end

new text begin (b) Projects under the transportation facilities capital program may be funded by proceeds
from the sale of trunk highway bonds or from other funds appropriated for the purposes of
this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Accounts. new text end

new text begin (a) A transportation facilities capital account is established in the
trunk highway fund. The account consists of all money made available from the trunk
highway fund for the purposes of this section and any other money donated, allotted,
transferred, or otherwise provided to the account by law. Money in the account is appropriated
to the commissioner for the purposes specified and consistent with the standards and criteria
set forth in this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) A transportation facilities capital account is established in the bond proceeds account
of the trunk highway fund. The account consists of trunk highway bond proceeds appropriated
to the commissioner for the transportation facilities capital program. Money in the account
may only be expended on trunk highway purposes, which includes the purposes in this
section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Standards. new text end

new text begin (a) The legislature finds that many projects for preservation and
replacement of portions of existing capital assets constitute the construction, improvement,
and maintenance of the public highway system within the meaning of the Minnesota
Constitution, article XIV, section 11, and capital expenditures under generally accepted
accounting principles as applied to public expenditures. Projects can be financed more
efficiently and economically under the program than by direct appropriations for specific
projects.
new text end

new text begin (b) When allocating funding under this section, the commissioner must review the
projects deemed eligible under subdivision 4 and prioritize allocations using the criteria in
subdivision 5. Money allocated to a specific project in an appropriation or other law must
be allocated as provided by the law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligible expenditures; limitations. new text end

new text begin (a) A project is eligible under this section
only if it is a capital expenditure on a capital building asset owned or to be owned by the
state within the meaning of generally accepted accounting principles as applied to public
expenditures.
new text end

new text begin (b) Capital budget expenditures that are eligible under this section include but are not
limited to: (1) acquisition of land and buildings; and (2) the predesign, engineering,
construction, furnishing, and equipping of district headquarter buildings, truck stations, salt
storage or other unheated storage buildings, deicing and anti-icing facilities, fuel dispensing
facilities, highway rest areas, and vehicle weigh and inspection stations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Criteria for priorities. new text end

new text begin When prioritizing funding allocation among projects
eligible under subdivision 4, the commissioner must consider:
new text end

new text begin (1) whether a project ensures the effective and efficient condition and operation of the
facility;
new text end

new text begin (2) the urgency in ensuring the safe use of existing buildings;
new text end

new text begin (3) the project's total life-cycle cost;
new text end

new text begin (4) additional criteria for priorities otherwise specified in state law, statute, or rule that
applies to a category listed in the act making an appropriation for the program; and
new text end

new text begin (5) any other criteria the commissioner deems necessary.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 219.016, subdivision 4, is amended
to read:


Subd. 4.

Eligible project.

(a) A project is eligible for a grant from the account in the
bond proceeds fund if the project is for the acquisition or betterment of public land, buildings,
and other public improvements of a capital nature within the meaning of the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, section 5, clause (a) or (i), including capital costs associated with
hazardous materials rail safety projects on public highway-rail grade crossings. Qualifying
capital costs include but are not limited to upgrades to existing protection systems, the
closing of crossings and necessary roadwork, deleted text beginanddeleted text end reconstruction of at-grade crossings to
full grade separationsnew text begin, and associated relocation of publicly owned utilitiesnew text end.

(b) A project is eligible for a grant from the account in the special revenue fund if it is
for purposes described in paragraph (a) or other capital facility improvement purposes that
support the purposes for which this grant program is established, including capital costs
associated with planning, engineering, administration, and construction of public highway-rail
grade crossing improvements on rail corridors transporting crude oil and other hazardous
materials. Improvements may include upgrades to existing protection systems, the closing
of crossings and necessary roadwork, deleted text beginanddeleted text end reconstruction of at-grade crossings to full grade
separationsnew text begin, and associated relocation of publicly owned utilitiesnew text end.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 222.49, is amended to read:


222.49 RAIL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT deleted text beginACCOUNTdeleted text endnew text begin ACCOUNTSnew text end;
APPROPRIATION.

deleted text begin Thedeleted text endnew text begin (a) Anew text end rail service improvement account is created in the special revenue fund in the
state treasury. The account consists of funds as provided by law, and any other money
donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the account, excluding bond proceeds
as authorized by article XI, section 5, clause (i), of the Minnesota Constitution. All money
so deposited is appropriated to the department for expenditure for rail service improvement
in accordance with applicable state and federal law. This appropriation shall not lapse but
shall be available until the purpose for which it was appropriated has been accomplished.

new text begin (b) A rail service improvement account is created in the bond proceeds fund. The account
consists of state bond proceeds appropriated to the commissioner. Money in the account
may only be expended for the purposes specified in section 222.50 that are permitted under
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, clause (a) or (i).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the order of enactment, this section does not
take effect if Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 222.49, is repealed by another
law enacted in the 2018 regular session.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 326B.124, is amended to read:


326B.124 EXEMPTIONS.

(a) The commissioner may exempt a part of a historic building occupied by the state
from the state or another building, fire, safety, or other code if the exemption is necessary
to preserve the historic or esthetic character of the building or to prevent theft, vandalism,
terrorism, or another crime. When the commissioner grants an exemption, the commissioner
shall consider providing equivalent protection. A certificate of occupancy may not be denied
because of an exemption under this section.

(b) The house of representatives and senate chambers located in the State Capitol are
exempt from any State Building Code and State Fire Code requirements pertaining to: (1)
new text begin door locks; (2) new text endexit sign placement at exit access doors; and deleted text begin(2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end occupancy limit signs. new text begin
The house of representatives and senate may install door locks within their chambers in the
State Capitol that meet their needs.
new text endThe house of representatives and senate may install exit
and occupancy limit signs within the house of representatives and senate chambers located
in the State Capitol that are minimal in size and historic in appearance as appropriate for
each chamber. Any new text begindoor lock or new text endsign installed by the house of representatives or the senate
under the authority provided in this paragraph is not subject to the approval of the
commissioner.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 446A.073, subdivision 1, is amended
to read:


Subdivision 1.

Program established.

When money is appropriated for grants under this
program, the authority shall award grants up to a maximum of deleted text begin$7,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $9,000,000new text end to
governmental units to cover 80 percent of the cost of water infrastructure projects made
necessary by:

(1) a wasteload reduction prescribed under a total maximum daily load plan required by
section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act, United States Code, title 33, section 1313(d);

(2) a phosphorus concentration or mass limit which requires discharging one milligram
per liter or less at permitted design flow which is incorporated into a permit issued by the
Pollution Control Agency;

(3) any other water quality-based effluent limit established under section 115.03,
subdivision 1, paragraph (e), clause (8), and incorporated into a permit issued by the Pollution
Control Agency that exceeds secondary treatment limits; or

(4) a total nitrogen concentration or mass limit that requires discharging ten milligrams
per liter or less at permitted design flow.

Sec. 9.

new text begin [446A.076] ESTIMATED FUNDING NEEDS.
new text end

new text begin By February 1 each year, the Public Facilities Authority must submit to the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over capital investment and environment and natural resources
finance an estimate of the amount necessary to fund grants under sections 446A.072 and
446A.073.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.

(b) "Abandoned property" has the meaning given in section 117.025, subdivision 5.

(c) "Community land trust" means an entity that meets the requirements of section
462A.31, subdivisions 1 and 2.

(d) "Debt service" means the amount payable in any fiscal year of principal, premium,
if any, and interest on housing infrastructure bonds and the fees, charges, and expenses
related to the bonds.

(e) "Foreclosed property" means residential property where foreclosure proceedings
have been initiated or have been completed and title transferred or where title is transferred
in lieu of foreclosure.

(f) "Housing infrastructure bonds" means bonds issued by the agency under this chapter
that are qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, within the meaning of Section 145(a) of the Internal
Revenue Code, finance qualified residential rental projects within the meaning of Section
142(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, or are tax-exempt bonds that are not private activity
bonds, within the meaning of Section 141(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, for the purpose
of financing or refinancing affordable housing authorized under this chapter.

(g) "Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

new text begin (h) "Senior" means a person 55 years of age or older with an annual income not greater
than 50 percent of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the metropolitan area median income for persons in the metropolitan area; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the statewide median income for persons outside the metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (i) "Senior housing" means housing intended and operated for occupancy by at least one
senior per unit with at least 80 percent of the units occupied by at least one senior per unit,
and for which there is publication of, and adherence to, policies and procedures that
demonstrate an intent by the owner or manager to provide housing for seniors. Senior
housing may be developed in conjunction with and as a distinct portion of mixed-income
senior housing developments that use a variety of public or private financing sources.
new text end

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end "Supportive housing" means housing that is not time-limited and provides or
coordinates with linkages to services necessary for residents to maintain housing stability
and maximize opportunities for education and employment.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
bonds authorized in 2018 and thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Authorization.

(a) The agency may issue up to $30,000,000 in aggregate
principal amount of housing infrastructure bonds in one or more series to which the payment
made under this section may be pledged. The housing infrastructure bonds authorized in
this subdivision may be issued to fund loans,new text begin or for the purposes of clause (6), grants or
loans,
new text end on terms and conditions the agency deems appropriate, made for one or more of the
following purposes:

(1) to finance the costs of the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of supportive
housing for individuals and families who are without a permanent residence;

(2) to finance the costs of the acquisition and rehabilitation of foreclosed or abandoned
housing to be used for affordable rental housing and the costs of new construction of rental
housing on abandoned or foreclosed property where the existing structures will be demolished
or removed;

(3) to finance that portion of the costs of acquisition of property that is attributable to
the land to be leased by community land trusts to low- and moderate-income homebuyers;
deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(4) to finance the costs of acquisition and rehabilitation of federally assisted rental
housing and for the refinancing of costs of the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation
of federally assisted rental housing, including providing funds to refund, in whole or in part,
outstanding bonds previously issued by the agency or another government unit to finance
or refinance such costsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (5) to finance the costs of acquisition, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, or new construction
of senior housing; and
new text end

new text begin (6) to finance improvements in manufactured home parks owned by entities eligible
under section 462A.2035, subdivision 1, including adding or improving infrastructure, storm
shelters, and community facilities.
new text end

(b) Among comparable proposals for permanent supportive housing, preference shall
be given to permanent supportive housing for veterans and other individuals or families
who:

(1) either have been without a permanent residence for at least 12 months or at least four
times in the last three years; or

(2) are at significant risk of lacking a permanent residence for 12 months or at least four
times in the last three years.

new text begin (c) Among comparable proposals for senior housing, the agency must give priority to
requests for projects that:
new text end

new text begin (1) demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the housing financed as affordable to
seniors;
new text end

new text begin (2) leverage other sources of funding to finance the project, including the use of
low-income housing tax credits;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide access to services to residents and demonstrate the ability to increase physical
supports and support services as residents age and experience increasing levels of disability;
new text end

new text begin (4) provide a service plan containing the elements of clause (3) reviewed by the housing
authority, economic development authority, public housing authority, or community
development agency that has an area of operation for the jurisdiction in which the project
is located; and
new text end

new text begin (5) include households with incomes that do not exceed 30 percent of the median
household income for the metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin To the extent practicable, the agency shall balance the loans made between projects in the
metropolitan area and projects outside the metropolitan area. Of the loans made to projects
outside the metropolitan area, the agency shall, to the extent practicable, balance the loans
made between projects in counties or cities with a population of 20,000 or less, as established
by the most recent decennial census, and projects in counties or cities with populations in
excess of 20,000.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
bonds authorized in 2018 and thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2d. new text end

new text begin Additional authorization. new text end

new text begin In addition to the amount authorized in subdivisions
2, 2a, 2b, and 2c, the agency may issue up to $50,000,000 in housing infrastructure bonds
in one or more series to which the payments under this section may be pledged.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 462A.37, subdivision 5, is amended
to read:


Subd. 5.

Additional appropriation.

(a) The agency must certify annually to the
commissioner of management and budget the actual amount of annual debt service on each
series of bonds issued under subdivisions 2a, 2b, deleted text beginanddeleted text end 2cnew text begin, and 2dnew text end.

(b) Each July 15, beginning in 2015 and through 2037, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2a remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $6,400,000
annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

(c) Each July 15, beginning in 2017 and through 2038, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2b remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $800,000
annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

(d) Each July 15, beginning in 2018 and through 2039, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2c remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $2,800,000
annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

(e)new text begin Each July 15, beginning in 2020 and through 2041, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2d remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $2,000,000
in fiscal year 2021 and $4,000,000 annually each year thereafter. The amounts necessary
to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
management and budget.
new text end

new text begin (f)new text end The agency may pledge to the payment of the housing infrastructure bonds the
payments to be made by the state under this section.

Sec. 14.

Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 14, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws
2011, First Special Session chapter 12, section 37, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Veterans Cemeteries

1,500,000

Of this amount, up to $500,000 is to acquire
land located in southeastern, southwestern,
and northeastern Minnesota for publicly
owned veterans cemeteries, to be operated by
the commissioner of veterans affairs. The
commissioner also must seek donations of
land for the cemeteries. The balance of the
appropriation is to predesign and design the
cemeteries. Federal reimbursement of design
costs for each cemetery must be deposited in
the state treasury deleted text beginand credited to a special
account
deleted text end and is appropriated to the
commissioner of veterans affairs to design the
remaining cemeteries. Following completion
of deleted text beginalldeleted text endnew text begin design of thenew text end legislatively authorized
Minnesota state veterans cemeteriesnew text begin in
Redwood, St. Louis, and Fillmore Counties
new text end,
final federal reimbursement of predesign and
design costs is appropriated to the
commissioner for asset preservation of
veterans homes statewide, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.new text begin Federal reimbursement may be
sought for each cemetery and must be spent
to acquire land for, to predesign and design
additional cemeteries, or for asset preservation
as provided in this subdivision.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.642, the bond sale authorization and
appropriation of bond proceeds for this project
are available until December 31, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 5, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

New Residence Hall

10,654,000

To complete the design of and perform
asbestos and hazardous materials abatement
and demolition of Frechette Hall and to design,
construct, furnish, and equip a new deleted text beginboys'deleted text end
dormitory on the Minnesota State Academy
for the Deaf campus.new text begin The unspent portion of
this appropriation after the project has been
substantially completed, upon written notice
to the commissioner of management and
budget, is available for asset preservation
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies
from the date of the original appropriation to
the unspent amount transferred.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 21, subdivision 12, as amended by
Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 3, section 19, and Laws 2017, First
Special Session chapter 8, article 2, section 30, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Minneapolis - Brian Coyle Community
Center

330,000

(a) For a grant to the Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board to predesign and design the
renovation and expansion of the Brian Coyle
Community Center, subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695. This appropriation
does not require a local match.

(b) The Minneapolis Park and Recreation
Board, the Pillsbury United Communities,
Hennepin County, institutions of higher
education, and neighborhood organizations
shall develop an agreement for the use of the
existing Brian Coyle Community Center. The
lease between the Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board and Pillsbury United
Communities shall be reformed prior to the
expenditure of any funds for predesign and
design.

(c) The appropriation under this subdivision
may also be used toward the renovation and
expansion of the Brian Coyle Community
Center.

(d) Notwithstanding any limitation in
paragraphs (a) to (c), the appropriation under
this subdivision may be used by the
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for
capital costs of any recreation project or
facility in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood.

new text begin (e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization
and appropriation of bond proceeds for the
project in this subdivision are available until
June 30, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 22, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

new text beginCity of new text endRice Lake deleted text beginTownshipdeleted text end - Water
Main Replacement

1,168,000

For a grant to new text beginthe city of new text endRice Lake deleted text beginTownship
in St. Louis County
deleted text end to design and construct a
replacement water main and related public
infrastructure on East Calvary Road and
Kolstad, Austin, Milwaukee, Mather, and
Chicago Avenues in new text beginthe city of new text endRice Lake
deleted text begin Townshipdeleted text end. This appropriation is not available
until the commissioner of management and
budget determines that at least an equal
amount is committed to the project from
nonstate sources.new text begin This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Laws 2014, chapter 295, section 9, is amended to read:


Sec. 9. CORRECTIONS

$
18,000,000

To the commissioner of administration to
design, construct, furnish, and equip phase
one of a new health services unit, a new
service corridor and security station leading
to the unit, and a mechanical building to serve
the new health unit and associated utility
infrastructure systems and site work; and to
design phase two consisting of new intake,
warehouse, and loading dock buildings
associated utility infrastructure systems and
sitework and all associated repurposing,
including asbestos and hazardous materials
abatement of interior spaces that were formally
used for the occupancies being moved to the
new phase one and two buildings at the
Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud.new text begin
Any unspent portion of this appropriation not
needed to complete this work, upon written
notice to the commissioner of management
and budget, may be used for the purposes
described in Laws 2017, First Special Session
chapter 8, article 1, section 19, subdivision 3,
as amended in section 28, and notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, is
available until December 31, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 10, subdivision 3,
as amended by Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 2, section 31, is amended
to read:


Subd. 3.

Local Road Improvement Fund Grants

8,910,000

(a) From the bond proceeds account in the
state transportation fund as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for
construction and reconstruction of local roads
with statewide or regional significance under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52,
subdivision 4
, or for grants to counties to assist
in paying the costs of rural road safety capital
improvement projects on county state-aid
highways under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.52, subdivision 4a.

(b) This appropriation includes $850,000 for
a grant to the city of Sandstone for predesign,
design, engineering, and construction of a road
extending south off of marked Trunk Highway
23 across from Lundorff Drive to the airport
area, and including a bridge over Skunk Creek
in Sandstone, in order to facilitate repurposing
of an area of the airport into a business park.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that sufficient resources to
complete the project are committed to it from
other sources, including any funds made
available from the commissioner of
transportation.

(c) This appropriation includes $3,770,000 for
a grant to Kandiyohi County for new text beginpredesign,
design, right-of-way acquisition, engineering,
new text end constructionnew text begin,new text end and reconstruction of local roads
in conjunction with the Willmar Wye project
as well as to deleted text beginre-establishdeleted text endnew text begin reestablishnew text end the local
road network on the southwest side of
Willmar.

Sec. 20.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 2, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

State Roads

(a) Operations and Maintenance
340,475,000
329,435,000

The base is $317,102,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $310,889,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(b) Program Planning and Delivery
(1) Planning and Research
34,107,000
32,403,000

If a balance remains of this appropriation, the
commissioner may transfer up to that amount
for program delivery under clause (2).

Up to $600,000 in the first year is for the
highway construction costs and cost inflation
study under article 3, section 133. This is a
onetime appropriation.

$130,000 in each year is available for
administrative costs of the targeted group
business program.

$266,000 in each year is available for grants
to metropolitan planning organizations outside
the seven-county metropolitan area.

$900,000 in each year is available for grants
for transportation studies outside the
metropolitan area to identify critical concerns,
problems, and issues. These grants are
available:

(1) to regional development commissions;

(2) in regions where no regional development
commission is functioning, to joint powers
boards established under agreement of two or
more political subdivisions in the region to
exercise the planning functions of a regional
development commission; and

(3) in regions where no regional development
commission or joint powers board is
functioning, to the Department of
Transportation district office for that region.

The base is $31,375,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $30,858,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(2) Program Delivery
229,148,000
222,845,000

This appropriation includes use of consultants
to support development and management of
projects.

Up to $140,000 in the first year is for
development, implementation, and reporting
on project selection policy under article 3,
section 124. This is a onetime appropriation.

$1,000,000 in each year is available for
management of contaminated and regulated
material on property owned by the Department
of Transportation, including mitigation of
property conveyances, facility acquisition or
expansion, chemical release at maintenance
facilities, and spills on the trunk highway
system where there is no known responsible
party. If the appropriation for either year is
insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available for it.

The base is $214,623,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $210,481,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(c) State Road Construction
1,003,010,000
884,101,000

This appropriation is for the actual
construction, reconstruction, and improvement
of trunk highways, including design-build
contracts, internal department costs associated
with delivering the construction program,
consultant usage to support these activities,
and the cost of actual payments to landowners
for lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
relocation expenses.

This appropriation includes federal highway
aid.

The commissioner may expend up to one-half
of one percent of the federal appropriations
under this paragraph as grants to opportunity
industrialization centers and other nonprofit
job training centers for job training programs
related to highway construction.

The commissioner may transfer up to
$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
revolving loan fund.

The commissioner may receive money
covering other shares of the cost of partnership
projects. These receipts are appropriated to
the commissioner for these projects.

The base is $864,295,000 in fiscal year 2020
and $849,282,000 in fiscal year 2021.

(d) Corridors of Commerce
25,000,000
25,000,000

This appropriation is for the corridors of
commerce program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 161.088.

The commissioner may use up to 17 percent
of the amount each year for program delivery.

(e) Highway Debt Service
224,079,000
deleted text begin 242,325,000 deleted text end new text begin
244,791,000
new text end

$214,579,000 in fiscal year 2018 and
deleted text begin $232,825,000deleted text endnew text begin $235,291,000new text end in fiscal year
2019 are for transfer to the state bond fund. If
this appropriation is insufficient to make all
transfers required in the year for which it is
made, the commissioner of management and
budget must transfer the deficiency amount
under the statutory open appropriation and
notify the chairs, ranking minority members,
and staff of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over transportation finance and
the chairs of the senate Finance Committee
and the house of representatives Ways and
Means Committee of the amount of the
deficiency. Any excess appropriation cancels
to the trunk highway fund.

(f) Statewide Radio Communications
5,648,000
5,829,000
Appropriations by Fund
2018
2019
General
3,000
3,000
Trunk Highway
5,645,000
5,826,000

$3,000 in each year is from the general fund
to equip and operate the Roosevelt signal
tower for Lake of the Woods weather
broadcasting.

Sec. 21.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 6, subdivision 6, is
amended to read:


Subd. 6.

State Trail, Recreation Area, and Park
Acquisition and Development

deleted text begin 18,698,000
deleted text end new text begin 18,048,000
new text end

(a) $2,590,000 is for the Glacial Lakes Trail,
to complete an approximately 6-1/4 mile trail
connection between New London and Sibley
State Park, and repair of the bicycle trail in
Sibley State Park.

(b) $3,300,000 is to design, develop, and
complete the Heartland State Trail from
Detroit Lakes to Frazee and, to the extent there
is sufficient money, for work on the spur from
Park Rapids to Itasca State Park.

(c) $3,600,000 is for acquisition and
development in the Cuyuna Country State
Recreation Area, including the Cuyuna
Mountain Bike System.

(d) $1,600,000 is to construct, furnish, and
equip a multiuse state trail connection between
the city of Little Falls and the Soo Line Trails
as part of the Camp Ripley/Veterans State
Trail in Morrison County. The trail connection
may include separated segments to
accommodate recreational vehicles separately
from nonmotorized vehicles and pedestrians.

(e) $3,500,000 is for continued development
of Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine
State Park recreational facilities.

(f) $328,000 is for design and acquisition of
the Mill Towns State Trail from Faribault to
Northfield.

(g) $3,130,000 is for acquisition and
development of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail,
from Grand Marais to Cascade State Park, and
through the town of Tofte.

(h) The commissioner may allocate money
not needed to complete a project listed in this
subdivision to another project listed in this
subdivision that needs additional money to be
completed. For any project listed in this
subdivision that the commissioner determines
is not ready to proceed, the commissioner may
reallocate that project's money to another
project described in this subdivision or other
state trail, recreation area, or park
infrastructure. The chairs of the house of
representatives and senate committees with
jurisdiction over environment and natural
resources and legislators from the affected
legislative districts must be notified of any
changes.

Sec. 22.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 15, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Local Road Improvement Fund Grants

115,932,000

(a) From the bond proceeds account in the
state transportation fund as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for trunk
highway corridor projects under Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 2, for
construction and reconstruction of local roads
with statewide or regional significance under
Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52,
subdivision 4
, or for grants to counties to assist
in paying the costs of rural road safety capital
improvement projects on county state-aid
highways under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.52, subdivision 4a.

(b) Of this amount, $9,000,000 is for a grant
to Anoka County to deleted text beginrealign and make
associated improvements to
deleted text end new text begindesign, acquire
land for, engineer, and construct improvements
to, including the realignment of
new text endCounty
State-Aid Highway 23 (Lake Drive), County
State-Aid Highway 54 (West Freeway Drive),
and to Hornsby Street in the city of Columbusnew text begin
to support the overall interchange project
new text end.

(c) Of this amount, $3,246,000 is for a grant
to the city of Blaine to predesign, design, and
reconstruct 105th Avenue in the vicinity of
the National Sports Center in Blaine. The
reconstruction will include changing the street
from five lanes to four lanes with median, turn
lanes, sidewalk, trail, landscaping, lighting,
and consolidation of access driveways. This
appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that at least $3,000,000 is
committed to the project from sources
available to the city, including municipal state
aid and county turnback funds.

(d) Of this amount, $25,000,000 is for a grant
to Hennepin County, the city of Minneapolis,
or both, for design, right-of-way acquisition,
engineering, and construction of public
improvements related to the Interstate
Highway 35W and Lake Street access project
and related improvements within the Interstate
Highway 35W corridor, notwithstanding any
provision of Minnesota Statutes, section
174.52, or rule to the contrary. This
appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of management and budget
determines that an amount sufficient to
complete this portion of the Interstate
Highway 35W and Lake Street access project
has been committed to this portion of the
project.

(e) Of this amount, $10,500,000 is for a grant
to Carver County for environmental analysis
and to acquire right-of-way access, predesign,
design, engineer, and construct an interchange
at marked Trunk Highway 212 and Carver
County Road 44 in the city of Chaska,
including a new bridge and ramps, to support
the development of approximately 400 acres
of property in the city of Chaska's
comprehensive plan.

(f) Of this amount, $700,000 is for a grant to
Redwood County for improvements to Nobles
Avenue, including paving, as the main access
road to a new State Veterans Cemetery to be
located in Paxton Township.

(g) Of this amount, $1,000,000 is for a grant
to the town of Appleton in Swift County for
upgrades to an existing township road to
provide for a paved, ten-ton capacity township
road extending between marked Trunk
Highways 7 and 119.

(h) Of this amount, $20,500,000 is for a grant
to Ramsey County for preliminary and final
design, right-of-way acquisition, engineering,
contract administration, and construction of
public improvements related to the
construction of the interchange of marked
Interstate Highway 694 and Rice Street,
Ramsey County State-Aid Highway 49, in
Ramsey County.

(i) Of this amount, $11,300,000 is for a grant
to Hennepin County for preliminary and final
design, engineering, environmental analysis,
right-of-way acquisition, construction, and
reconstruction of local roads related to the (1)
realignment at the intersections of marked U.S.
Highway 12 with Hennepin County State-Aid
Highway 92; (2) realignment and safety
improvements at the intersection of marked
U.S. Highway 12 with Hennepin County
State-Aid Highway 90; and (3) safety median
improvements from the interchange with
Wayzata Boulevard in Wayzata to
approximately one-half mile east of the
interchange of marked U.S. Highway 12 with
Hennepin County State-Aid Highway 6.

(j) Of this amount, $1,000,000 is for a grant
to the city of Inver Grove Heights for
preliminary design, design, engineering, and
reconstruction of Broderick Boulevard
between 80th Street and Concord Boulevard
abutting Trunk Highway 52 and Inver Hills
Community College in Inver Grove Heights.
The project includes replacement or renovation
of public infrastructure, including water lines,
sanitary sewers, storm water sewers, and other
public utilities. This appropriation does not
require a nonstate contribution.

(k) Of this amount, $2,350,000 is for a grant
to McLeod County to acquire land or interests
in land and to design and construct a new
urban street extension of County State-Aid
Highway (CSAH) 15, including railroad
crossing, storm water, and drainage
improvements.

(l) Of this amount, $6,000,000 is for a grant
to the city of Baxter for 50 percent of total
project cost for the acquisition of land or
interests in land, environmental analysis and
environmental cleanup, predesign, design,
engineering, and construction of improvements
to Cypress Drive, including expansion to a
four-lane divided urban roadway, between
Excelsior Road and College Road.

Sec. 23.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 15, subdivision 6,
is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Rail Service Improvement

1,000,000

Fornew text begin freightnew text end rail deleted text beginservice improvementdeleted text endnew text begin economic
development
new text end grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section deleted text begin222.50deleted text endnew text begin 222.505new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the freight rail economic
development program under Minnesota Statutes, section 222.505, if enacted, is effective.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 15, subdivision 11,
is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Grand Rapids - Pedestrian Bridge

750,000

For a grant to the city of Grand Rapids to
design deleted text beginthe construction ofdeleted text endnew text begin and constructnew text end a
bridge over the Mississippi River for
pedestrian and bicycle use to provide a safe
alternative route to the existing marked Trunk
Highway 169 vehicle bridge, and to serve as
a connection to existing trail systems on each
side of the river. This appropriation is not
available until the commissioner determines
that at least an equal amount has been
committed to the project from nonstate
sources.

Sec. 25.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 15, subdivision 13,
is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Eden Prairie - Rail Grade Crossings

1,400,000

For a grant to the city of Eden Prairie to (1)
design, construct, and equip new passive and
active rail grade crossing deleted text beginwarningdeleted text end safety
devicesnew text begin, including associated road and
pathway improvements,
new text end at existing and
proposed highway-rail grade crossingsdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin and
pathway-rail grade crossings;
new text end or (2) replace
existing highway-rail grade crossings. Upon
request by the city of Eden Prairie, the
commissioner of transportation must provide
reasonable technical assistance regarding
highway-rail grade crossing project
development and the establishment of rail
quiet zones.

Sec. 26.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 16, subdivision 7,
is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

White Bear Lake Multiuse Trails

255,000

To develop a multiuse pedestrian and bicycle
path around White Bear Lake. Of this amount,
deleted text begin $130,000deleted text endnew text begin $141,000new text end is for a grant to the city of
White Bear Lake to construct, furnish, and
equip a multiuse trail for pedestrians and
bicycles on Old White Bear Avenue between
Lion's Park and South Shore Boulevard/Hazelnew text begin
and for engineering for a multiuse trail for
pedestrians and bicycles in proximity to
Highway 96 from Pacific Avenue to the
western border of the town of White Bear;
$11,000 is for a grant to the town of White
Bear for engineering for a multiuse trail for
pedestrians and bicycles in proximity to
Highway 96 in the town of White Bear
new text end;
$38,000 is for grants to the cities of
Mahtomedi and Dellwood for preliminary
engineering of a multiuse trail for pedestrians
and bicycles near White Bear Lake in the cities
of Mahtomedi and Dellwood to be located
within the right-of-way to marked Trunk
Highway 244; $15,000 is for a grant to the
city of Mahtomedi for preliminary engineering
for a multiuse trail for pedestrians and bicycles
near White Bear Lake within the right-of-way
to Birchwood Road in the city of Mahtomedi
and Hall Avenue in the city of Birchwood;
and $50,000 is for a grant to Ramsey County
for preliminary engineering of a multiuse trail
for pedestrians and bicycles to South Shore
Boulevard between White Bear Avenue and
Trunk Highway 120.

Sec. 27.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 17, subdivision 9,
is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Minneapolis - The Family Partnership

1,600,000

From the general fund to the commissioner of
human services for a grant to the Family
Partnership in Minneapolis to predesign and
design a facility to provide mental health, early
childhood education, and other services to
support children and families. deleted text beginThis
appropriation is not available until at least an
equal amount of money is committed from
nonstate sources.
deleted text endnew text begin A nonstate contribution is
not required. Any unspent portion of this
appropriation remaining after predesign and
design are completed, upon written notice to
the commissioner of management and budget,
is available for the purposes of article 1,
section 16, subdivision 6.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 19, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Minnesota Correctional Facility - St.
Cloud

19,000,000

deleted text begin To construct and equip a new intake unit and
a loading dock with a secure connection to a
new central warehouse at the St. Cloud
correctional facility.
deleted text end new text begin To design and complete
hazardous materials abatement, site
improvements, and utility infrastructure work,
to rent and set up temporary laundry facilities,
and to renovate, construct, furnish, and equip
the second phase of the two-phase project
including building additions, infill of an
interior courtyard, and renovation of existing
areas to provide improved laundry, property,
intake, vehicle sally port, storage, and loading
dock areas and security at the St. Cloud
correctional facility.
new text end

new text begin The unspent amount of this appropriation after
the projects described in this subdivision are
completed may, upon written notice to the
commissioner of management and budget, be
used for asset preservation under Minnesota
Statutes, section 16B.307, at Minnesota
Correctional Facility ? St. Cloud.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 20, subdivision 21,
is amended to read:


Subd. 21.

St. Paul - Minnesota Museum of
American Art

6,000,000

For a grant to the St. Paul Port Authority to
new text begin acquire, new text enddesign, construct, furnish, and equip
new museum galleries and an art study facility
for the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
This facility provides space to celebrate the
legacy of Minnesota art and artists and is part
of the restoration of the historic Pioneer
Endicott Building, and a part of a multiphase
project, of which only the museum galleries
and art study facility constructed with this
appropriation shall be state bond financed
property subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.695. This appropriation is not available
until the commissioner of management and
budget has determined that:

(1) at least an amount equal to this
appropriation has been committed or
previously expended for design, construction,
and furnishing of the adjacent Minnesota
Museum of American Art Center for
Creativity facilities, which are not subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, with
funds from nonstate sources; and

(2) sufficient other state and nonstate funds
are available, if funds beyond this
appropriation are required, to complete the
museum galleries and art study facility.

Funds invested in the Minnesota Museum of
American Art Center for Creativity facilities
by an investor receiving an assignment of state
historic tax credits as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 290.0681, are nonstate funds
for purposes of this requirement. Only
expenditures made after January 1, 2012, shall
qualify for the required match. Due to the
integrated nature of the overall development,
public bidding shall not be required.

Sec. 30.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 21, subdivision 8,
is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Dennison - Sewage Treatment System
Improvements

726,000

For a grant to the city of Dennison to
predesign, design, and construct a new lift
station and make sewage pond improvementsnew text begin,
including any civil, structural, plumbing, or
electrical work needed on site
new text end. This
appropriation does not require a nonstate
contribution.

Sec. 31.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 23, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Historic Fort Snelling

4,000,000

To design facilities to support visitor services
and history programs at Historic Fort Snelling.new text begin
Upon completion of design, the unspent
portion of this appropriation is available for
the next phase of the project, to demolish the
existing visitor center, and to renovate,
construct, furnish, and equip a new visitor
center at Historic Fort Snelling.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text beginBEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS FACILITIES GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human
services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligible applicant. new text end

new text begin "Eligible applicant" or "applicant" means a statutory or
home rule charter city, county, housing and redevelopment authority, publicly owned
hospital, or other public entity otherwise eligible to receive state general obligation bond
proceeds that is designated to apply for a behavioral health crisis program facilities grant
by the local mental health authority, established under Minnesota Statutes, section 245.466,
or on behalf of a regional consortium of organizations that serve individuals with mental
illness or a substance use disorder.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Eligible project. new text end

new text begin "Eligible project" or "project" means the acquisition or
betterment of public land, buildings, and other public improvements of a capital nature
within the meaning of the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, clause (a). It includes
acquisition of land or interest in land, predesign, design, renovation, construction, furnishing,
and equipping facilities in which to provide behavioral health crisis programs and services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Project criteria. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "behavioral health crisis facilities"
or "facility" means a facility whose purpose is to provide mental health or substance use
disorder services. Proceeds may be up to 100 percent of project costs, up to $5,000,000 per
project. Priority must be given to proposals that:
new text end

new text begin (1) demonstrate a need for the program in the region;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide a detailed service plan, including the services that will be provided and to
whom, and staffing requirements;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide an estimated cost of operating the program;
new text end

new text begin (4) verify financial sustainability by detailing sufficient funding sources and the capacity
to obtain third-party payments for services provided, including private insurance and federal
Medicaid and Medicare financial participation;
new text end

new text begin (5) demonstrate an ability and willingness to build on existing resources in the
community; and
new text end

new text begin (6) agree to a comprehensive evaluation of services and financial viability by the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall report to the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over mental health issues and capital investment. The report is due by February
15 of each odd-numbered year and must include information on the projects funded and the
programs and services provided in those facilities.
new text end

Sec. 33. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; ANALYZING COSTS AND RATEPAYER IMPACTS
OF WATER QUALITY REGULATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of administration for a grant to any Minnesota higher
education institution or municipal joint powers organization under Minnesota Statutes,
section 471.59, established prior to January 1, 2018, to review water quality regulations and
national pollutant discharge elimination system permits. The municipal joint powers
organization must be composed of at least 20 cities or sanitary districts located outside the
seven-county metropolitan area as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121,
subdivision 2, and must have experience in reviewing water quality regulations and permits.
The grant is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.98. The grantee may select the water
quality regulations and permits to be reviewed, but must give preference to reviewing any
draft NPDES permit that has new effluent limit requirements for a publicly owned wastewater
treatment facility outside the seven-county metropolitan area. Any permit review must
analyze the technical accuracy of the permit, the costs to the permittee to comply with the
permit, the impact on business and residential rates, the water quality benefit of permit
compliance, and the anticipated funding for the permittee from federal and state sources.
This appropriation is available until expended.
new text end

new text begin (b) Upon completion of the permit review, the grantee must provide a copy of the review
to the permittee and the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency. The grantee must
also submit a report summarizing its findings in each permit review performed in the previous
calendar year to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over capital investment, environmental finance and policy, and job growth.
new text end

Sec. 34. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Except as otherwise provided, this article is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end