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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                          CHAPTER 15-H.F.No. 1 
           An act relating to capital improvements; authorizing 
          spending to acquire and to better public land and 
          buildings and other public improvements of a capital 
          nature with certain conditions; reducing and canceling 
          certain appropriations; authorizing issuance of state 
          bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1984, sections 15.50, subdivision 2; 115A.49; 
          115A.52; and 115A.54, by adding a subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; APPROPRIATIONS.] 
    The sums shown in the column marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
appropriated from the state building fund, or any other fund 
named, to the state agencies indicated, to be spent to acquire 
and to better public land and buildings and other public 
improvements of a capital nature, as specified in this act. 

                                SUMMARY 
SUPREME COURT                                      $  2,450,000 
ADMINISTRATION                                        9,816,900 
NATURAL RESOURCES                                    11,507,900 
ENERGY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                      28,975,000 
WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD                               11,400,000 
MILITARY AFFAIRS                                      1,392,300 
VETERANS AFFAIRS                                        313,300 
TRANSPORTATION                                       10,367,000 
AGRICULTURE                                           2,000,000 
MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY                          5,725,000 
EDUCATION                                               545,200 
VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION                        7,164,400 
COMMUNITY COLLEGES                                    5,306,700 
STATE UNIVERSITIES                                   14,557,700 
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA                              72,443,000 
CORRECTIONS                                           3,442,000 
HUMAN SERVICES                                        4,805,000 
EXCHANGE OF BONDS                                     6,300,000 
BOND SALE EXPENSES                                      175,500 
TOTAL                                              $198,686,900 
General Fund                                         13,499,900 
Special Revenue Fund                                  2,255,000 
Trunk Highway Fund                                    8,332,000 
Transportation Fund                                   2,035,000 
Bond Fund                                             6,300,000 
Building Fund                                       154,865,000 
Waste Management Fund                                11,400,000 
APPROPRIATION REDUCTIONS                            ($1,363,500) 
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS
     Sec. 2.  SUPREME COURT 
Judicial Building                                   $ 2,450,000 
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration, in 
consultation with the supreme court and 
the capitol area architectural and 
planning board, to prepare working 
drawings and prepare the site for a 
judicial building that will utilize the 
existing historical society building 
and the site currently occupied by the 
mechanic arts high school gymnasium. 
 The commissioner of administration 
shall not begin to prepare the site for 
construction until the final plans and 
specifications have been presented to 
the chairmen of the senate finance 
committee and house appropriations 
committee and the chairmen have made 
their recommendations on the plans.  
The recommendations are advisory only.  
Failure or refusal to make a 
recommendation promptly is deemed a 
negative recommendation. 
     Sec. 3.  ADMINISTRATION 
     Subdivision 1.  To the 
commissioner of administration for the 
purposes specified in the following 
subdivisions                                          9,816,900 
     Subd. 2.  Supplemental or prior 
commitments                                           1,702,700 
(a)  Remove or contain asbestos in 
state buildings, phase II                1,145,900 
 This appropriation must be used to 
remove or encapsulate 
asbestos-containing materials that have 
been identified as constituting risk 
factor 5 in the evaluation study dated 
January 18, 1984, and its supplement 
dated March 21, 1984, and risk factor 4 
to the extent the appropriation permits.
(b)  Remove asbestos insulated piping 
in the basement of the Capitol             340,200 
(c)  Remove and replace PCB equipment 
statewide, phase II                        216,600 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
 This appropriation, combined with the 
balance remaining from the 
appropriations in Laws 1983, chapter 
344, section 2, item (a), and Laws 
1984, chapter 597, section 3, 
subdivision 2, item (b), must be used 
to replace or retrofit PCB contaminated 
equipment in the priority order 
established in the remedial action plan.
     Subd. 3.  Facility integrity and 
life safety                                           1,641,500
(a)  Repair Capitol dome and lantern       582,000 
(b)  Clean and tuckpoint Capitol 
building                                   250,000 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
(c)  Re-roof the surplus property 
warehouse in Arden Hills                   177,500 
(d)  Repair the Administration 
building ramp                              357,000 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
(e)  Renovate House Chamber voting board 
and sound system                           275,000 
This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
     Subd. 4.  Program improvement 
and expansion                                         6,472,700 
(a)  Remodel Centennial building         3,114,000 
 $300,000 of this appropriation is from 
the general fund for moving expenses. 
This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1984, chapter 
597, section 3, subdivision 5, item 
(c), which may be spent to remodel any 
part of the Centennial building for use 
by any state agency. 
 (b)  Land Acquisition                      700,000 
(c)  Administration Facilities Study       100,000 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
 It is to plan a process for evaluating 
all state-owned buildings for both 
program use and overall condition. 
(d) Relocate the pollution control 
agency and waste management board          540,000 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
(e)  Renovate Capitol building           1,790,700 
 The commissioner of administration 
shall not prepare final plans and 
specifications for projects included in 
$1,000,000 of this appropriation until 
the commissioner has presented the 
program and schematic plans and cost 
estimates for all elements necessary to 
complete the projects to the committee 
on rules and administration of the 
senate and the committee has made its 
recommendations on the plans.  The 
recommendations are advisory only.  
Failure or refusal to make a 
recommendation promptly is deemed a 
negative recommendation. 
(f)  Plan and design Labor History 
Center                                     228,000 
     Sec. 4.  NATURAL RESOURCES 
     Subdivision 1.  To the 
commissioner of administration or the 
commissioner of natural resources for 
the purposes specified in the following 
subdivisions                                         11,507,900 
     Subd. 2.  To the commissioner 
of administration for the purposes 
specified in this subdivision                           742,800 
(a)  Construct air tanker base at 
Brainerd Crow Wing county airport          100,000 
 This appropriation is available only 
after a determination by the 
commissioner of administration that the 
city of Brainerd has committed at least 
$35,000 of local money for the 
project.  If the commissioner of 
administration determines that the city 
of Brainerd is either unwilling or 
unable to commit the required local 
money, the commissioner shall offer to 
construct the air tanker base at the 
Bemidji airport.  If the city of 
Bemidji then commits at least $35,000 
of local money to the project, the 
commissioner of administration shall 
proceed with construction. 
(b)  Construct a storage facility at 
the St. Paul southern service center       168,000 
(c)  Replace storage buildings at Thief 
Lake wildlife management area               99,800 
 The amounts needed to make debt service 
transfers under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 16A.641, subdivision 10, for 
the bonds sold to finance this project 
are appropriated from the game and fish 
fund. 
 (d) Repairs and betterments               375,000 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
     Subd. 3.  To the commissioner 
of natural resources to acquire and 
better public outdoor recreational 
lands and capital improvements                        5,772,300 
(a)  To better state parks and
recreational areas, as listed in 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 85.012 
and 85.013                               1,272,300
(b)  To better state trails and
trails within state parks and other 
units of the outdoor recreational 
system as defined in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 86A.05                   800,000
(c)  To better state forests
listed and described in Minnesota
Statutes, section 89.021                   200,000
(d)  To better fishing management 
facilities and hatcheries                  200,000
(e)  To acquire wetlands under the 
water bank program under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 105.392                  900,000
(f)  To acquire lands in units of 
the outdoor recreation system            2,400,000 
 (g) The commissioner of natural 
resources shall provide the necessary 
professional services for the 
performance of the duties under this 
subdivision from the amount 
appropriated for the various purposes 
and an approved complement of 26 
unclassified positions is authorized. 
 (h) Lands must be acquired by the 
commissioner of natural resources in 
accordance with policies established in 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.01 to 
86A.09.  Those acquired for each unit 
of the outdoor recreational system must 
be suited for the purpose of the unit 
and suited for management in accordance 
with the principles applicable to it.  
The commissioner of natural resources 
shall submit semiannual work progress 
reports to the legislative commission 
on Minnesota resources, in the form 
requested by the commission, and shall 
submit a work program to the commission 
and request its recommendation on it 
before spending any money appropriated 
by this subdivision for any purpose.  
The commission's recommendation is 
advisory only.  Failure to respond to a 
request within 60 days after receipt is 
a negative recommendation.  Work 
programs involving land acquisition 
must include a land acquisition plan.  
A parcel may not be acquired unless it 
is covered by an acquisition plan. 
 (i) The commissioner of natural 
resources with the approval of the 
commissioner of finance may transfer 
unencumbered balances among the 
programs authorized in Laws 1983, 
chapter 344, section 3, subdivision 4, 
and among the programs authorized in 
this subdivision, but not between the 
two subdivisions.  A transfer of 
balances among the programs may not be 
authorized until the legislative 
commission on Minnesota resources has 
approved amended work programs.  
Transfers must be reported immediately 
to the committee on finance of the 
senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of 
representatives. 
     Subd. 4.  To the commissioner of 
natural resources for dam safety 
projects under Minnesota Statutes,
section 105.482                                       2,888,900
(a)  State owned dams                      982,500
(1)  Heron Lake dam              315,000
(2)  Lake Bronson dam            577,500
(3)  Spruce Center dam            90,000
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation for the same project in 
Laws 1981, chapter 361, section 3, 
subdivision 5.  
(b)  Grants to reconstruct locally
owned dams                               1,688,200
(1)  Fish Hook River dam, city of
Park Rapids                       74,500
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation for the same project in 
Laws 1979, chapter 300, section 4, 
subdivision 3. 
(2)  Hanover dam, city of 
Hanover                           85,000 
 This appropriation is for the state's 
contribution toward the cost of removal 
of the Hanover dam on the Crow River, 
in Wright and Hennepin counties, the 
cost of repair of erosion damage to 
river banks, and the cost of restoring 
wetlands drained as a result of failure 
of the dam.  The state's contribution 
is available only if the counties, 
cities, and other local governmental 
units in which the dam is located 
contribute an equal amount of money for 
these same purposes.  The dam removal, 
bank repair, and wetland restoration 
work must be done under a joint powers 
or similar agreement entered into by 
the local units of government and 
approved by the commissioner of natural 
resources.  The state and local units 
of government may seek recovery of 
their costs, including costs related to 
initial breaking of the dam, from any 
private person who has an ownership 
interest in the dam, damsite, or 
abutments. 
(3)  Hartley dam, city of Duluth  50,000 
(4)  Eagle Point Lake dam         47,000 
(5)  Nett Lake dam, Koochiching 
county                         1,200,000 
(6)  Pelican Rapids dam, city 
of Pelican Rapids                131,300
(7)  Red Lake River dam, city of
Thief River Falls                 42,000
(8)  Redwood River dam, city of
Redwood Falls                     58,400
(c)  Local dam loan to Pelican Rapids      118,200
This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
(d)  Analyze, design, and repair
publicly owned dams                        100,000
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
     Subd. 5.  To the commissioner of 
natural resources to relocate 
agricultural dikes along the Red River 
of the North                                            250,000
 This appropriation must be added to the 
appropriation for the same project in 
Laws 1981, chapter 361, section 3, 
subdivision 3.  The requirement in that 
law for a local match is stricken.  The 
commissioner of natural resources shall 
cooperate and work with the watershed 
district, the commissioner of 
transportation, and the affected 
landowners. 
     Subd. 6.  To the commissioner of 
natural resources to construct an 
educational center at the Environmental
Learning Center at Isabella                           1,853,900
 This appropriation is for payment of a 
grant to Lake county.  This 
appropriation is available only as 
matched, dollar for dollar, by 
contributions from nonstate sources. 
     Sec. 5.  ENERGY AND ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT 
     Subdivision 1.  To the 
commissioner of energy and economic 
development for the purposes specified 
in the following subdivisions                        28,975,000 
     Subd. 2.  Metropolitan parks                    12,750,000 
 To the commissioner of energy and 
economic development for payment of a 
grant to the metropolitan council 
established under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 473.123. The commissioner shall 
transfer the amount to the metropolitan 
council upon receipt of a certified 
copy of a council resolution requesting 
payment.  The appropriation must be 
used to pay the cost of the acquisition 
and betterment by the metropolitan 
council and local governmental units of 
the regional recreational open space 
lands specified in this subdivision, 
including relocation costs and tax 
equivalents required to be paid by 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 473.315 
and 473.341. Of the amount appropriated 
by this section, the metropolitan 
council may spend no more than $400,000 
for staff and independent professional 
services necessary to acquire and 
better open space and for the 
performance of duties of the 
metropolitan council under this 
subdivision.  The following are the 
specified projects: 
(a) For the 
Metropolitan Council to 
research and plan systemwide               100,000 
(b)  Mississippi Regional Park             500,000 
 The metropolitan council shall, unless 
not feasible, promptly designate the 
area on the east and west banks of the 
Mississippi river, consisting of the 
lands northward from the Camden area of 
the city of Minneapolis to the 
Interstate 694 corridor, as a regional 
park.  The Hennepin county park reserve 
district and the Minneapolis park and 
recreation board are the operating 
agencies, with cooperation from the 
affected units of government.  In 
addition to this appropriation, the 
metropolitan council shall spend for 
this project all interest earned on the 
appropriations in this subdivision and 
on any other money, up to $1,500,000.  
This appropriation and the interest 
must be credited to a separate account 
and continue to accrue interest for 
purposes of this item until expended.  
(c)  Complete public access 
developments at Long Lake-Rush Lake 
regional park                            1,200,000 
(d)  Continue to develop public access 
at Lake Elmo park reserve                1,100,000 
(e)  Continue to develop public 
recreation facilities at central 
Mississippi riverfront regional 
park                                     2,070,000
(f)  Continue to redevelop Como regional 
park                                     2,200,000 
(g)  Continue to develop user amenities 
at Mississippi river boulevard regional 
trail                                      500,000 
(h)  Complete family camping development 
at Lebanon Hills regional park             500,000 
(i)  Begin road, parking, and lake 
access at Lake George regional park        350,000 
(j)  Renovate and improve picnic 
space at Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes 
regional park                              200,000 
(k)  Develop trails at Bunker Hills 
regional park                              400,000 
(l)  Acquire and develop Central 
Mississippi Great River Road west 
regional trail                             730,000 
(m)  Complete campground facilities at 
Spring Lake regional park                  350,000 
(n)  Develop creative play area at 
French/Medicine Lake regional park       1,750,000 
(o)  Begin reimbursement for 
acquisition of land on the 
North Hennepin regional trail              800,000 
     Subd. 3.  Duluth State Convention 
Center                                               16,000,000 
 To the commissioner of energy and 
economic development for a grant to the 
Duluth state convention center 
administrative board.  This 
appropriation is available on the date 
section 36 becomes effective. 
 The grant must not be paid until the 
commissioner of energy and economic 
development has determined that the 
additional financing necessary to 
complete the project has been committed 
by other sources. 
     Subd. 4.  Park and Trail Development               225,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of energy and economic 
development for payment of a grant to 
the city of White Bear Lake. 
     Sec. 6.  WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD                 11,400,000 
 This appropriation is from the waste 
management fund. 
 This appropriation is for the program 
of state capital assistance grants to 
local projects to develop feasible and 
prudent alternatives to disposal of 
solid waste authorized by this act. 
 The balance of the appropriation from 
the state waste management fund made by 
Laws 1980, chapter 564, article 12, 
section 3(c), that is not encumbered, 
or obligated by resolution of the waste 
management board, by June 30, 1985, and 
any amount obligated by June 30 that 
later becomes unobligated, but not more 
than $3,600,000, is appropriated to the 
board for this purpose. 
 Up to $750,000 may be spent for 
administration and technical and 
professional services.  The approved 
complement of the waste management 
board is increased by two positions. 
     Sec. 7.  MILITARY AFFAIRS 
To the adjutant general for the 
purposes specified in this section                    1,392,300
 The construction paid for from this 
appropriation shall meet or exceed the 
interim and final energy conservation 
performance standards and guidelines 
for new commercial buildings 
promulgated by the United States 
secretary of energy under the energy 
conservation standards for new 
buildings act of 1976, as amended, 
United States Code, title 33, section 
6833. 
(a)  Replace roofs statewide               500,600 
(b)  Replace windows or close up
openings in facilities 40 years of
age or older                               629,200 
(c)  Repair and better armories 
statewide                                  262,500 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
     Sec. 8.  VETERANS AFFAIRS 
     Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner 
of administration for the purposes 
specified in the following subdivisions                 313,300 
 The appropriations in this section are 
from the general fund. 
     Subd. 2.  Hastings Veterans Home                    52,500 
(a)  Replace masonry on building 
number 23                                   31,500 
(b)  Demolish sewage plant                  21,000 
     Subd. 3.  Minneapolis Veterans 
Home                                                    235,800 
(a)  Demolish buildings                     81,400 
(b)  Renovate utility line                  52,500 
(c)  Extend or replace floor tile           44,100 
(d)  Repair elevator in building 
number 16                                   26,300 
(e)  Landscape areas previously 
occupied by buildings and construct 
parking lot                                 31,500 
     Subd. 4.  Study conversion of 
existing state and local facilities  
to use as veterans facilities                            25,000
     Sec. 9.  TRANSPORTATION 
     Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner 
of transportation for the purposes 
specified in the following subdivisions              10,367,000 
 The appropriations in subdivisions 2 to 
6 are from the trunk highway fund. 
     Subd. 2.  Construct new area 
headquarters building at Crookston                      992,000 
     Subd. 3.  Construct addition to 
Oakdale district headquarters                           345,000 
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation for the same project in 
Laws 1984, chapter 597, section 11, 
subdivision 2, item (b). 
     Subd. 4.  Construct equipment 
storage buildings at the truck stations 
listed in this subdivision                            1,275,000 
(a)  Benson                                364,000
(b)  Chaska 
 Notwithstanding Laws 1984, chapter 597, 
section 11, subdivision 2, item (o), 
the commissioner of transportation may 
construct the new equipment storage 
building at the Chaska truck station 
before contracting for sale of the 
existing equipment storage building. 
(c)  Glenwood                              160,000
(d)  Grand Marais                          110,000
(e)  Granite Falls                         326,000
(f)  Little Falls                          315,000
     Subd. 5.  Construct rest areas
near the cities listed in this 
subdivision                                           4,099,000
(a)  Baptism River, on trunk 
highway 61                                  156,000
This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1983, chapter 
344, section 6, subdivision 8, as 
amended by Laws 1984, chapter 597, 
section 54.  
(b)  Bigelow, on trunk highway 60, 
including a travel information center     1,191,000
One-half the cost of staffing and 
operating the travel information center 
must be paid from sources other than 
the trunk highway fund.  The 
commissioner may proceed with 
construction only after agreements to 
provide this funding are obtained. 
(c)  Orr, on trunk highway 53, 
including a travel information center      573,000
 $341,000 is for construction of parking 
spaces. 
 $232,000 is for a grant to the city of 
Orr for site acquisition and 
development and construction of a 
travel information center. 
 The costs of maintaining, staffing, and 
operating the rest area and travel 
information center must not be paid 
from the trunk highway fund. 
(d)  St. Cloud, on trunk highway 10,
including a travel information center    1,145,000
One-half the cost of staffing and 
operating the travel information center 
must be paid from sources other than 
the trunk highway fund.  The 
commissioner may proceed with 
construction only after agreements to 
provide this funding are obtained.  
(e)  St. Peter, on trunk highway 169     1,034,000
     Subd. 6.  Statewide                              1,621,000
(a)  Construct chemical storage
sheds                                      210,000
(b)  Electronic communication
repair shops                               276,000
 This appropriation is to construct 
electronic communication installation 
and repair shops at Bemidji, Brainerd, 
Golden Valley, Mankato, and St. Cloud. 
(c)  Land acquisition                      545,000
 This appropriation is to acquire land 
for replacement truck stations at 
Adrian, Austin, Park Rapids, and 
Wadena, and for a weigh station on 
interstate highway 94 at Moorhead. 
(d)  Buy materials to construct metal
cold storage sheds                          95,000
(e)  Plan for remodeling                    55,000
 These plans are for remodeling the 
headquarters buildings at Bemidji, 
Brainerd, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, and 
Duluth. 
(f)  Construct wood fueled heating 
plants for district headquarters 
buildings at Duluth and Virginia           440,000
     Subd. 7.  Interstate Substitution                2,035,000 
 This appropriation is from the state 
transportation fund to provide not more 
than one-half of the nonfederal share 
of right-of-way, preliminary and 
construction engineering, and 
construction costs of local projects 
that are paid for with interstate 
substitution money. 
    Sec. 10.  AGRICULTURE 
     Subdivision 1.  To the 
commissioner of agriculture for the 
purposes specified in this section                    2,000,000
(a)  Construct agricultural 
interpretive center at Waseca              500,000
This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
 This appropriation is for payment to 
Farmamerica, Inc., and is available 
only upon a determination by the 
commissioner of agriculture that the 
additional financing necessary to 
complete phase one of the project has 
been committed by nonstate sources. 
(b)  Duluth Port Authority               1,500,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of agriculture for a grant 
to the Duluth Port Authority to 
purchase a building for a foreign trade 
zone warehouse. 
     Sec. 11.  MINNESOTA HISTORICAL 
SOCIETY
To the Minnesota historical society for 
the purposes specified in this section                5,725,000 
(a)  Construct State History Center      5,000,000 
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration in 
consultation with the Minnesota 
historical society and the capitol area 
architectural and planning board, to 
acquire land and prepare working 
drawings for a state history center 
with a total cost of not more than 
$50,982,200.  $4,000,000 of the cost 
must be contributed by nonstate 
sources.  No more than $2,000,000 of 
state money may be used to acquire land.
 The design competition may begin on the 
effective date of this act. 
(b)  Repair and maintain the Sibley
House                                       25,000
This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
(c)  Develop Red River Valley Center       700,000
This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1984, chapter 
597, section 12, item (c). 
     Sec. 12.  EDUCATION
To the commissioner of administration for 
the purposes specified in this 
section                                                 545,200
(a) Braille and Sight Saving School   
Upgrade plumbing in the activities 
building                                    30,000
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
(b) School for the Deaf
Replace high pressure boiler system
with low pressure system                   515,200
     Sec. 13.  VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL 
EDUCATION 
To the state board of vocational 
technical education for post-secondary
vocational technical construction in 
the school districts listed in this 
section                                               7,164,400
(a)  Independent School District No. 241,
Albert Lea                                 419,100 
 This appropriation is to construct an 
addition to provide additional space 
for instructional programs.  The total 
cost of the project must not be more 
than $493,100, whether paid from state, 
local, or federal money. 
(b)  Independent School District No. 206,
Alexandria                                 773,500 
 This appropriation is to construct 
additional classroom and laboratory 
areas.  The total cost of the project 
must not be more than $910,000, whether 
paid from state, local, or federal 
money. 
(c)  Special Intermediate School District 
No. 917, Dakota County                     187,400 
 This appropriation is to construct a 
mezzanine to provide for a bookstore 
and classrooms.  The total cost of the 
project must not be more than $220,500, 
whether paid from state, local, or 
federal money.  
(d)  Independent School District No. 595, 
East Grand Forks                           300,800 
 This appropriation is to repair and 
insulate the roof.  The total cost of 
the project must not be more than 
$353,900, whether paid from state, 
local, or federal money.  
(e)  Independent School District No. 701, 
Hibbing                                    436,600 
 This appropriation is to enlarge the 
commons and add a general office 
complex and electronics laboratory.  
The total cost of the project must not 
be more than $513,600, whether paid 
from state, local, or federal money.  
 The district may transfer up to $77,000 
from the post-secondary vocational 
technical debt redemption fund to the 
building construction fund as needed to 
provide the local share of this project.
(f)  Special School District No. 1, 
Minneapolis                                135,900 
 This appropriation is to replace the 
roof on the automotive shops in the 
transportation center.  The total cost 
of the project must not be more than 
$159,900, whether paid from state, 
local, or federal money.  
 Notwithstanding Laws 1984, chapter 597, 
section 13, subdivision 1, the 
appropriation to Special School 
District No. 1, Minneapolis, maybe used 
to acquire and to better an existing 
facility or to construct a new facility 
for the aviation mechanics program.  
Renovation or expansion of an existing 
facility must not proceed until the 
purchase is complete and the title has 
been transferred.  The state share of 
the cost of the project remains 
$1,700,000.  The total cost of the 
project is estimated to be $2,000,000 
and must not exceed $2,500,000 whether 
paid from state, local, or federal 
money. 
(g)  Special Intermediate School District 
No. 916                                     85,300 
(1) $70,300 is to complete the 
encapsulation of asbestos.  
 The total cost of the project must not 
be more than $82,700, whether paid from 
state, local, or federal money.  
(2) $15,000 is to complete addition
of an air lock to the east entrance. 
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation for the same project in 
Laws 1984, chapter 597, section 13, 
subdivision 1, the appropriation for 
Special Intermediate School District 
No. 916, item (4). 
 The total cost of the project is 
increased by $17,600. 
(h)  Independent School District No. 578, 
Pine City                                  288,200 
 This appropriation is to construct an 
addition to house a gunsmithing shop 
and laboratory, a bookstore, and a 
classroom and media area.  The total 
cost of the project must not be more 
than $339,100, whether paid from state, 
local, or federal money.  
(i)  Independent School District 
No. 535, Rochester                       4,379,500
 This appropriation is to construct an 
addition and remodel the existing 
facility.  The total cost of the 
project must not be more than 
$5,152,400, whether paid from state, 
local, or federal money. 
(j)  Independent School District No. 742, 
St. Cloud  
 Independent school district No. 742, 
St. Cloud, is authorized to construct 
an addition to the area vocational 
technical institute to provide space 
for student services, 
telecommunications activities, and 
general instruction.  The total cost of 
the project must not be more than 
$450,000, to be paid entirely from 
local money.  In addition, the state 
board of vocational technical education 
may authorize additional capital 
improvements to the St. Cloud area 
vocational technical institute.  The 
total cost of the additional 
improvements must not be more than 
$1,150,000 to be paid entirely from 
local money.  The district may transfer 
money from the post-secondary 
vocational technical capital 
expenditure fund to the building 
construction fund as needed to provide 
the local money for these projects. 
(k)  Independent School District No. 625, 
St. Paul                                    81,600 
 This appropriation is to encapsulate 
asbestos.  The total cost of the 
project must not be more than $96,000, 
whether paid from state, local, or 
federal money. 
(l)  Independent School District No. 564, 
Thief River Falls                           76,500 
 This appropriation is to buy an 
airplane hangar.  The total cost of the 
project must not be more than $90,000, 
whether paid from state, local, or 
federal money.  
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
(m)  Independent School District No. 347, 
Willmar 
 The legislature approves construction 
of an electronics laboratory and 
classroom addition.  The total cost of 
the project must not be more than 
$225,000, to be paid entirely from 
local money. 
     Sec. 14.  COMMUNITY COLLEGES 
     Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner 
of administration for the purposes 
specified in the following subdivisions               5,306,700 
     Subd. 2.  Itasca Community College           
Prepare working drawings for a library, 
college center, classroom buildings, 
and physical education building 
addition                                                108,000
     Subd. 3.  Minneapolis Community 
College 
Construct fine arts building, demolish 
Memorial and Moyer Halls, and complete 
site development                                      4,462,400 
     Subd. 4.  Systemwide repairs and 
betterments                                             736,300 
 The appropriations in this subdivision 
are to the community college board. 
 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
section 16B.24, subdivision 2, the 
community college board shall supervise 
and control the making of necessary 
repairs to all community college 
buildings and structures during the 
biennium ending June 30, 1987. 
(a)  Replace roofs and repair 
 membranes                                 236,300 
(b)  Add ventilation and fume hoods in 
art and chemistry laboratories             100,000 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
(c)  Automate building energy systems, 
replace windows, add vestibules, construct 
connecting links, and convert to district 
heating                                    400,000 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
     Sec. 15.  STATE UNIVERSITIES 
     Subdivision 1.  To the State 
University Board for the purposes 
specified in the following 
subdivisions                                         14,557,700 
 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
sections 16B.30 and 16B.31, the state 
university board shall supervise and 
control the preparation of plans and 
specifications for the construction, 
alteration, or enlargement of the state 
university buildings, structures, and 
improvements provided for in this 
section.  The state university board 
shall advertise for bids and award 
contracts in connection with the 
improvements, supervise and inspect the 
work, approve necessary changes in the 
plans and specifications, approve 
estimates for payment, and accept the 
improvements when completed according 
to the plans and specifications. 
 Plans must be paid for out of this 
appropriation.  The remainder of the 
appropriation may not be expended until 
the board has secured suitable plans 
and specifications, prepared by a 
competent architect or engineer, and 
accompanied by a detailed statement of 
the cost, quality, and description of 
all material and labor required for the 
completion of the work. No plan may be 
adopted, and no improvement made or 
building constructed, that contemplates 
the expenditure for its completion of 
more money than the appropriation for 
it, unless otherwise provided in this 
act.  The board may not direct or 
permit an expenditure beyond the 
appropriation, and an agent of the 
board violating this provision is 
guilty of a gross misdemeanor.  
 The board shall review and report to 
the governor and the legislature by 
January 15 of each year on the status 
of the capital improvement projects in 
this section and Laws 1984, chapter 
597, section 15. 
 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes 
1984, section 16B.24, subdivision 2, 
the state university board shall 
supervise and control the making of 
necessary repairs to all state 
university buildings and structures 
during the biennium ending June 30, 
1987. 
     Subd. 2.  Bemidji Campus                         4,287,300 
(a)  Remodel or replace education 
and art building                         3,816,800 
(b)  Replace refrigeration units in 
fieldhouse                                 220,500 
(c)  Plan recreation facility              250,000 
     Subd. 3.  Mankato Campus                           836,000 
(a)  Programming, plans, and 
construction to remodel six laboratories  
for electrical engineering at 
Trafton Hall                               756,000 
(b)  Programming and plans to remodel 
Wiecking Center                             80,000 
     Subd. 4.  Moorhead 
Construct and equip an addition to 
Livingston Hall Library                               3,396,800 
     Subd. 5.  St. Cloud Campus                         593,000 
(a)  Replace all water lines in Math 
Science Building                           273,000 
(b)  Programming and plans to remodel 
Stewart Hall                               320,000 
     Subd. 6.  Winona Campus                          2,693,500 
(a)  Plan, renovate, equip, and furnish 
Somsen Hall                              2,383,500 
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation for the same project in 
Laws 1984, chapter 597, section 15, 
subdivision 7, item (a). 
(b)  Phase I Chiller loop system           310,000 
     Subd. 7.  Systemwide                             2,751,100 
(a)  Replace roofs at Mankato and 
St. Cloud                                  782,300 
(b)  Remove asbestos at Bemidji and 
Mankato                                  1,438,500 
This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
(c)  Replace transformers and 
capacitors containing PCB fluids           530,300 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
     Sec. 16.  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 
     Subdivision 1.  To the regents of 
the University of Minnesota for the 
purposes specified in the following 
subdivisions                                         72,443,000 
     Subd. 2.  Minneapolis Campus                    50,800,000
(a)  Construct Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science Building           42,800,000
(b)  Remodel Amundson Hall and the
Mines and Metallurgy Building            3,000,000
(c)  Remodel part of Mayo Building 
for department of microbiology and 
school of public health                  5,000,000
     Subd. 3.  St. Paul Campus
Construct addition to Green Hall                      5,285,000
     Subd. 4.  Duluth Campus                         13,354,000 
(a)  Construct engineering and 
technology building                      4,154,000
(b)  Recreational sports and physical 
education facilities                     9,200,000
 This amount is to be matched by at 
least $740,000 from nonstate sources. 
     Subd. 5.  Crookston Campus 
Improve roads, parking lots, storm 
sewers, lighting, and signs                             553,000 
     Subd. 6.  Northwest Experiment
Station 
Dairy barn and research center                          675,000
     Subd. 7.  Fire and life safety, 
PCB electrical replacement, asbestos 
treatment and removal, physical 
handicapped modifications, and 
energy projects                                       1,200,000 
 This appropriation includes $30,000 for 
repair of the air handling system, 
purchase of a vented incubator, a 
toxicant gas confinement system and 
related safety equipment for the 
environmental pathology laboratory. 
 This appropriation is from the general 
fund. 
     Subd. 8.  Morris Campus 
Greenhouse supplement                                   100,000 
 This appropriation is added to the 
appropriation in Laws 1984, chapter 
597, section 16, subdivision 4. 
     Subd. 9.  Waseca Campus 
Ring Road                                               476,000 
     Sec. 17.  CORRECTIONS 
     Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner 
of administration for the purposes 
specified in the following subdivisions               3,442,000
 The appropriations in subdivisions 3 to 
6 are from the general fund.  
     Subd. 2.  Minnesota Correctional 
Facility - Oak Park Heights                           2,255,000
 The appropriations in this subdivision 
are from the special revenue account 
for receipts for housing Wisconsin, 
federal, and county inmates. 
(a)  Replace cell door hinges              150,000 
(b)  Install electric service 
underground feeder line                    150,000 
(c)  Construct new warehouse and 
expanded loading dock                    1,900,000 
(d)  Improve staff parking lot              55,000 
     Subd. 3.  Minnesota Correctional 
Facility - Red Wing                                     215,000
 Repair or replace roofs and gutters on 
the industrial building, Princeton and 
Yale cottages, and the vocational 
welding shop, and tuckpoint the 
industrial building. 
     Subd. 4.  Minnesota Correctional 
Facility - St. Cloud                                    390,000
(a)  Replace plumbing in cell house C      110,000 
(b)  Replace windows in cell houses
A and C                                    130,000 
(c)  Design and install fire and life 
safety alarm and sprinkler systems         150,000 
     Subd. 5.  Minnesota Correctional 
Facility - Stillwater                                   540,000
(a)  OSHA, fire and life safety projects   350,000 
(b)  Replace wooden floors in industry 
building numbers 18 and 21 with concrete   190,000
     Subd. 6.  Thistledew Camp
Incoporate a wood fired boiler into 
the present heating system for the 
dormitory                                                42,000
     Sec. 18.  HUMAN SERVICES 
     Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner 
of administration for the purposes 
specified in the following subdivisions               4,805,000
 The appropriations in this section are 
from the general fund. 
     Subd. 2.  Vinland National Center                1,500,000
 This appropriation is for a grant to 
complete the third phase of 
construction of the center. 
     Subd. 3.  Floor Covering                           400,000
 This appropriation is limited to 
projects for carpeting or alternative 
floor coverings at state hospitals in 
Brainerd, Cambridge, Faribault, Fergus 
Falls, Moose Lake, St. Peter, and 
Willmar. 
     Subd. 4.  Facility Repair and Life 
Safety Projects                                       1,485,000
(a)  Roof repair and replacement at 
state hospitals in Brainerd, Cambridge, 
and St. Peter, and Ah-Gwah-Ching state 
nursing home                               355,000 
(b)  Road and parking lot repair at 
Ah-Gwah-Ching and Oak Terrace state 
nursing homes and state hospitals in 
Fergus Falls, Moose Lake, St. Peter, 
and Willmar                                480,000 
(c)  Replace electrical equipment at 
Faribault state hospital                   165,000 
(d)  Replace water treatment equipment 
at Ah-Gwah-Ching state nursing home 
and state hospitals in Faribault and 
Fergus Falls                               130,000 
(e)  Replace water and condensate 
pipes in building number 1 at 
Brainerd state hospital                    290,000 
(f)  Repair, insulate, and provide a 
finish coat to the exterior walls of 
the water treatment building at the 
Ah-Gwah-Ching state nursing home            65,000 
     Subd. 5.  Energy Conservation                      300,000 
(a)  Furnish and install a high/low  
steam boiler in the Faribault state 
hospital                                   180,000 
(b)  Replace all the windows in 
cottages numbers 15 and 16 at Willmar 
state hospital                             120,000 
     Subd. 6.  Program Improvement 
and Expansion                                         1,120,000 
(a)  St. Peter state hospital 
Air condition Shantz Hall                  300,000 
(b)  Resident furniture - systemwide       500,000 
(c)  Remodel bathrooms at the 
Ah-Gwah-Ching and Oak Terrace state 
nursing homes and Fergus Falls state 
hospital                                   320,000 
     Sec. 19.  EXCHANGE OF CERTAIN 
OUTSTANDING BONDS                                     6,300,000 
 The commissioner of finance may 
purchase from their holders $6,300,000 
principal amount of general obligation 
bonds of the state dated August 1, 
1981, maturing on August 1, 2000, and 
August 1, 2001.  The purchase may be 
made with money on hand in the state 
bond fund, or by the delivery to the 
holders of outstanding state general 
obligation bonds of like principal 
amount, maturity and interest rate, and 
cash in an amount not exceeding two 
percent of the principal amount of the 
bonds.  The commissioner may issue 
state general obligation bonds for this 
purpose, and $126,000 of the money 
appropriated for transfer from the 
state general fund to the state bond 
fund by Laws 1983, chapter 301, section 
47, is appropriated for this purpose.  
Except as specified in this 
subdivision, bonds issued under this 
subdivision must contain the terms 
provided by the commissioner's order 
authorizing their issuance.  
Outstanding bonds purchased under this 
section must be canceled, and money 
previously appropriated and required to 
be transferred to the state bond fund 
for payment of the outstanding bonds 
must, after the date of purchase, be 
used to pay the principal of and 
interest on bonds issued under this 
subdivision and are appropriated to the 
state bond fund for this purpose. 
     Sec. 20.  BOND SALE EXPENSES 
To the commissioner of finance for bond 
sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 16A.641, subdivision 8                          175,500 
    Sec. 21.  [BOND SALE; DEBT SERVICE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [BUILDING FUND.] To provide the money 
appropriated in this act from the state building fund the 
commissioner of finance upon request of the governor shall sell 
and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $154,865,000 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. 
    Subd. 2.  [WASTE MANAGEMENT FUND.] To provide the money 
appropriated in this act from the waste management fund, the 
commissioner of finance upon request of the governor shall sell 
and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $11,400,000 in 
the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 
Minnesota Statues, sections 16A.641 to 16A.675, and by the 
Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. 
    Subd. 3.  [TRANSPORTATION FUND.] To provide the money 
appropriated in this act from the state transportation fund the 
commissioner of finance upon request of the governor shall sell 
and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $2,035,000 in 
the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 174.50 and 174.51, and by the 
Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. 
    Sec. 22.  [CONSULTATION REQUIRED.] 
    No land shall be purchased and no buildings shall be 
purchased, constructed, or erected on lands of the University of 
Minnesota until the regents have first consulted with the 
chairman of the senate finance committee and the chairman of the 
house appropriations committee and obtained their 
recommendations, which are advisory only. 
    Sec. 23.  [REVIEW OF PLANS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  The commissioner of administration, the 
commissioner of transportation, the state university board, and 
the board of regents of the University of Minnesota shall not 
prepare final plans and specifications for any construction or 
major remodeling authorized by this act until the using agency 
or department has presented the program and schematic plans and 
cost estimates for all elements necessary to complete the 
project to the chairman of the house appropriations committee 
and the chairman of the senate finance committee and the 
chairmen have made their recommendations thereon.  The 
recommendations are advisory only.  Failure or refusal to make a 
recommendation promptly is deemed a negative recommendation. 
    Subd. 2.  A school district, intermediate district, or 
joint vocational technical district may not authorize capital 
improvements authorized by this act until the state director has 
reviewed the final plans, specifications, and cost estimates and 
made recommendations on them. 
    Sec. 24.  [APPROPRIATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION; TRANSFER.] 
    Upon the awarding of final contracts for the completion of 
a project for construction or other permanent improvement 
authorized by this act, or upon the abandonment of the project, 
the commissioners of administration and transportation, the 
state board of vocational technical education, the state 
university board, and the board of regents of the University of 
Minnesota as to appropriations made to them may transfer any 
unencumbered balance in the project account to another project 
enumerated in the same section of the appropriation act as the 
project about to be completed or abandoned.  The transfer must 
only be made to cover bids for the other project that were 
higher than was estimated when the appropriation for the other 
project was made and not to cover an expansion of the project.  
The money transferred under this section is appropriated for the 
purposes for which transferred.  For transfers by the state 
board of vocational technical education, the total cost of both 
projects and the required local share for both projects are 
adjusted accordingly.  The commissioners and boards shall report 
to the chairman of the house appropriations committee and the 
chairman of the senate finance committee before a transfer is 
made under this section. 
    Sec. 25.  [APPROPRIATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION; FEDERAL MONEY; 
EXCEEDING AUTHORIZED COST.] 
    The commissioner of administration, the commissioner of 
transportation, the state university board, and the board of 
regents of the University of Minnesota shall apply for the 
maximum federal share for each capital improvement project for 
which money is appropriated by this act.  Encumbrance or 
expenditure of money in excess of the project authorization may 
be made only after the commissioner of administration, the 
commissioner of transportation, the state university board, and 
the board of regents, as appropriate, have consulted with the 
chairman of the house appropriations committee and the chairman 
of the senate finance committee and the chairmen have made their 
recommendations thereon.  The recommendations are advisory 
only.  Failure or refusal to make a recommendation promptly is 
deemed a negative recommendation. 
    Sec. 26.  [METHODS OF ACQUISITION.] 
    Where money has been appropriated by this act to the 
commissioner of administration to acquire lands or sites for 
public buildings or real estate, acquisition may be by gift, 
purchase, or condemnation proceedings.  Condemnation proceedings 
must be under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 117. 
    Sec. 27.  [APPROPRIATION REDUCTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS.] 
    The appropriation in Laws 1979, chapter 300, section 4, 
subdivision 4, for loans to local governments for dam safety 
projects is reduced by $511,000.  The appropriation in Laws 
1981, chapter 361, section 5, item (a), to remodel the main 
historical building for microfilming operations, in the amount 
of $45,000, is canceled.  The appropriation in Laws 1983, 
chapter 344, section 13, item (b), to install humidity controls 
in the historical society building, in the amount of $40,000, is 
canceled.  The appropriation in Laws 1984, chapter 597, section 
14, subdivision 4, to construct a classroom, library, college 
center, and plan for a fine arts building at Minneapolis 
community college, is reduced by $767,500. 
    Sec. 28.  [BUILDING FUND APPROPRIATION; TRANSFER.] 
    Subdivision 1.  Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, 
the commissioner of administration may transfer unencumbered 
balances existing on May 30, 1985, in a project account for the 
building fund appropriations listed in subdivision 2 to any 
other project enumerated in Laws 1983, chapter 344, section 2.  
The money transferred under this section is appropriated for the 
purposes for which it is transferred.  The commissioner must 
report to the chairmen of the house appropriations committee and 
the senate finance committee on any transfer made under this 
section. 
    Subd. 2.  Subdivision 1 applies to appropriations made by 
the following laws:  Laws 1978, chapter 792, section 2, 
subdivision 3, and section 7, item (a); Laws 1979, chapter 338, 
section 3, item (c); Laws 1981, chapter 4, section 2, 
subdivisions 2 and 8, and section 5, subdivision 2; chapter 334, 
section 11, subdivision 2; chapter 361, section 2, items (c), 
(d), (e), (g), and (h); and chapter 362, section 3, subdivision 
3; Laws 1983, chapter 344, section 2, item (e), section 8, 
subdivision 2, item (c), subdivisions 3 and 6, section 11, 
subdivision 4, item (b), and section 12, subdivision 2, item 
(b); and Laws 1984, chapter 597, section 3, subdivision 3, item 
(f), and subdivision 5, item (e), and section 17, subdivision 2, 
item (a). 
    Sec. 29.  [GOVERNMENT SERVICES CENTER APPROPRIATION; 
TRANSFER.] 
    By July 15, 1985, the commissioner of administration shall 
certify the balance of the appropriation for the Duluth 
government services center made in Laws 1978, chapter 792, 
section 5, item (b), that is no longer required for the 
completion of the project.  The amount certified by the 
commissioner is transferred and added to the appropriation made 
in Laws 1984, chapter 597, section 3, subdivision 5, item (d), 
for the completion of the Brainerd consolidated government 
services center. 
    Sec. 30.  [BOND SALE DEFERRED.] 
    The commissioner of finance shall defer beyond the 
1985-1987 biennium the sale of $5,000,000 of district heating 
bonds previously planned to be sold during the 1985-1987 
biennium. 
    Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 15.50, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  (a) The board shall prepare, prescribe, and from 
time to time amend a comprehensive use plan for the capitol 
area, herein called the area which shall initially consist of 
that portion of the city of Saint Paul comprehended within the 
following boundaries:  Beginning at the point of intersection of 
the centerline of the Arch-Pennsylvania freeway and the 
centerline of Marion Street, thence southerly along the 
centerline of Marion Street to the north south line of the 
right-of-way of Interstate Highway 94, thence easterly along the 
said north south line to the centerline of John Ireland 
Boulevard, thence southwesterly along the centerline of John 
Ireland Boulevard to the centerline of the junction of Dayton 
Avenue, Kellogg Boulevard, and Summit Avenue, thence easterly 
along the centerline of Summit Avenue to the centerline of Sixth 
Street, thence southeasterly along the centerline of Sixth 
Street to the centerline of College Avenue, thence northeasterly 
along the centerline of College Avenue extended to the 
centerline of Rice Street, thence northwesterly along the 
centerline of Rice Street to the centerline of Summit Avenue, 
thence northerly along a line extended to the north line of the 
right-of-way of Interstate Highway 94, thence easterly along the 
north line to the centerline of Cedar Avenue Street, thence 
southeasterly along the centerline of Cedar Avenue Street to the 
centerline of Tenth Street, thence northeasterly along the 
centerline of Tenth Street to the centerline of Minnesota 
Street, thence northwesterly along the centerline of Minnesota 
Street to the centerline of Eleventh Street, thence 
northeasterly along the centerline of Eleventh Street to the 
centerline of Jackson Street, thence northwesterly along the 
centerline of Jackson Street to the centerline of the 
Arch-Pennsylvania freeway extended, thence westerly along the 
centerline of the Arch-Pennsylvania freeway extended and Marion 
Street to the point of origin.  Pursuant to the comprehensive 
plan, or any portion thereof, the board may regulate, by means 
of zoning regulations adopted pursuant to the administrative 
procedure act, the kind, character, height, and location, of 
buildings and other structures constructed or used, the size of 
yards and open spaces, the percentage of lots that may be 
occupied, and the uses of land, buildings and other structures, 
within the area.  To protect and enhance the dignity, beauty and 
architectural integrity of the capitol area, the board is 
further empowered to include in its zoning rules design review 
procedures and standards with respect to any proposed 
construction activities in the capitol area significantly 
affecting the dignity, beauty and architectural integrity of the 
area.  No person shall undertake these construction activities 
as defined in the board's rules in the capitol area unless he 
has first submitted construction plans to the board, obtained a 
zoning permit from the board and received a written 
certification from the board specifying that he has complied 
with all design review procedures and standards.  Violation of 
the zoning regulations is a misdemeanor.  The board may, at its 
option, proceed to abate any violation by injunction.  The board 
and the city of St. Paul shall cooperate in assuring that the 
area adjacent to the capitol area is developed in a manner that 
is in keeping with the purpose of the board and the provisions 
of the comprehensive plan. 
     (b) The commissioner of administration shall act as a 
consultant to the board with regard to the physical structural 
needs of the state.  He shall make studies and report the 
results to the board when they request him to do so for their 
planning purpose. 
     (c) No public building, street, parking lot, or monument, 
or other construction shall be built or altered on any public 
lands within the area unless the plans for the same conforms to 
the comprehensive use plan as specified in clause (d) and to the 
requirement for competitive plans as specified in clause (e).  
No alteration substantially changing the external appearance of 
any existing public building approved in the comprehensive plan 
or the exterior or interior design of any proposed new public 
building the plans for which were secured by competition under 
clause (e), may be made without the prior consent of the board.  
The commissioner of administration shall consult with the board 
regarding internal changes having the effect of substantially 
altering the architecture of the interior of any proposed 
building. 
     (d) The comprehensive plan shall show the existing land 
uses and recommend future uses including:  areas for public 
taking and use; zoning for private land and criteria for 
development of public land, including building areas and open 
spaces; vehicular and pedestrian circulation; utilities systems; 
vehicular storage; elements of landscape architecture.  No 
substantial alteration or improvement shall be made to public 
lands or buildings in the area save with the written approval of 
the board. 
     (e) The board shall secure by competitions, plans for any 
new public building.  Plans for any comprehensive plan, 
landscaping scheme, street plan, or property acquisition, which 
may be proposed, or for any proposed alteration of any existing 
public building, landscaping scheme or street plan may be 
secured by a similar competition.  Such competition shall be 
conducted under rules prescribed by the board and may be of any 
type which meets the competition standards of the American 
Institute of Architects.  Designs selected shall become the 
property of the state of Minnesota and the board may award one 
or more premiums in each such competition and may pay such costs 
and fees as may be required for the conduct thereof.  At the 
option of the board, plans for projects estimated to cost less 
than $1,000,000 may be approved without competition provided 
such plans have been considered by the advisory committee 
described in clause (f).  Plans for projects estimated to cost 
less than $400,000 and for construction of streets need not be 
considered by the advisory committee if in conformity with the 
comprehensive plan. 
     (f) The board shall not adopt any plan under clause (e) 
unless it first receives the comments and criticism of an 
advisory committee of three persons, each of whom is either an 
architect or a planner, who have been selected and appointed as 
follows:  one by the board of the arts, one by the board, and 
one by the Minnesota Society of the American Institute of 
Architects.  Members of the committee shall not be contestants 
under clause (e).  The comments and criticism shall be a matter 
of public information.  The committee shall advise the board on 
all architectural and planning matters. For that purpose: 
     (1) The committee shall be kept currently informed 
concerning, and have access to, all data, including all plans, 
studies, reports and proposals, relating to the area as the same 
are developed or in the process of preparation whether by the 
commissioner of administration, the commissioner of energy and 
economic development, the metropolitan council, the city of 
Saint Paul, or by any architect, planner, agency or 
organization, public or private, retained by the board or not 
retained and engaged in any work or planning relating to the 
area.  A copy of any such data prepared by any public employee 
or agency shall be filed with the board promptly upon completion;
     (2) The board may employ such stenographic or technical 
help as may be reasonable to assist the committee to perform its 
duties; 
     (3) When so directed by the board, the committee may serve 
as, and any member or members thereof may serve on, the jury or 
as professional advisor for any architectural competition.  The 
board shall select the architectural advisor and jurors for any 
competition with the advice of the committee and 
     (4) The city of St. Paul shall advise the board. 
     (g) The comprehensive plan for the area shall be developed 
and maintained in close cooperation with the commissioner of 
energy and economic development and the planning department and 
the council for the city of Saint Paul and the board of the 
arts, and no such plan or amendment thereof shall be effective 
without 90 days' notice to the planning department of the city 
of Saint Paul and the board of the arts. 
     (h) The board and the commissioner of administration 
jointly, shall prepare, prescribe, and from time to time revise 
standards and policies governing the repair, alteration, 
furnishing, appearance and cleanliness of the public and 
ceremonial areas of the state capitol building.  Pursuant to 
this power, the board shall consult with the director of the 
Minnesota state historical society and receive his advice 
regarding the historic fidelity of plans for the capitol 
building.  The standards and policies developed as herein 
provided shall be binding upon the commissioner of 
administration.  The provisions of sections 14.02, 14.04 to 
14.36, 14.38, and 14.44 to 14.45 shall not apply to this clause. 
     (i) The board in consultation with the commissioner of 
administration shall prepare and submit to the legislature and 
the governor no later than October 1 of each even-numbered year 
a report on the status of implementation of the comprehensive 
plan together with a program for capital improvements and site 
development, and the commissioner of administration shall 
provide the necessary cost estimates for the program. 
     (j) The state shall, by the attorney general upon the 
recommendation of the board and within appropriations available 
for that purpose, acquire by gift, purchase or eminent domain 
proceedings any real property situated in the area described in 
this section and it shall also have the power to acquire an 
interest less than a fee simple interest in the property, if it 
finds that it is needed for future expansion or beautification 
of the area. 
     (k) The board is the successor of the state veterans' 
service building commission, and as such may adopt regulations 
and may reenact the regulations adopted by its predecessor under 
Laws 1945, Chapter 315, and acts amendatory thereof. 
     (l) The board shall meet at the call of the chairman and at 
such other times as it may prescribe. 
     (m) The commissioner of administration shall assign 
quarters in the state veterans service building to (1) the 
department of veterans affairs of which such part as the 
commissioner of administration and commissioner of veterans 
affairs may mutually determine shall be on the first floor above 
the ground and (2) the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign 
Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple 
Heart, United Spanish War Veterans, and Veterans of World War I, 
and their auxiliaries, incorporated, or when incorporated, under 
the laws of the state, and (3) as space becomes available to 
such other state departments and agencies as he may deem 
desirable. 
    Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 115A.49, is 
amended to read: 
    115A.49 [ESTABLISHMENT; PURPOSES AND PRIORITIES.] 
    There is established a solid waste management demonstration 
program to encourage and assist cities, counties, and solid 
waste management districts in the development and implementation 
of solid waste management projects of potential state wide 
application or significance and to transfer the knowledge and 
experience gained from such projects to other communities in the 
state.  The program shall must be administered so as to 
demonstrate the application of encourage local communities to 
develop feasible and prudent alternatives to disposal, including 
waste reduction; waste separation by generators, collectors, and 
other persons;  and waste processing.  The program shall must be 
administered by the agency and the board in accordance with the 
requirements of sections 115A.49 to 115A.54 and rules 
promulgated by the agency and the board pursuant to chapter 14.  
In administering the program, the agency and the board shall 
give priority to areas where natural geologic and soil 
conditions are unsuitable for land disposal of solid waste and; 
areas where the capacity of existing solid waste disposal 
facilities is determined by the agency or the board to be less 
than five years.  In areas outside the metropolitan area, the 
agency and the board shall also give priority to; and projects 
serving more than one local government unit.  
    Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 115A.52, is 
amended to read: 
    115A.52 [TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS.] 
    The agency and the board shall ensure the delivery of the 
technical assistance necessary for proper implementation of each 
demonstration project funded under the program.  The agency and 
the board may contract for the delivery of technical assistance 
by any state or federal agency, a regional development 
commission, the metropolitan council, or private consultants and 
may use program funds to reimburse the agency, commission, 
council, or consultants.  The agency and the board shall prepare 
and publish an inventory of sources of technical assistance, 
including studies, publications, agencies, and persons 
available.  The agency and the board shall ensure statewide 
benefit from projects assisted under the demonstration program 
by developing exchange and training programs for local officials 
and employees and by using the experience gained in 
demonstration projects to provide technical assistance and 
education for other solid waste management projects in the state.
    Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 115A.54, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 2a.  [SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS.] The board 
shall provide technical and financial assistance for the 
acquisition and betterment of solid waste management projects as 
provided in this subdivision and section 115A.52.  The purpose 
of this program is to demonstrate whether an ongoing state 
capital assistance program to assist local development of 
feasible and prudent alternatives to disposal is an appropriate 
and desirable method to further state waste management policies. 
Money appropriated for the purposes of this subdivision must be 
distributed as grants.  A project may receive grant assistance 
up to 25 percent of the capital cost of the project or 
$2,000,000, whichever is less.  Projects that are awarded 
assistance by the board pursuant to applications submitted under 
sections 115A.49 to 115A.54 before July 1, 1985, are eligible 
for additional assistance under this subdivision, but a project 
may not receive a total amount of grant assistance in excess of 
the limits specified in this subdivision.  Projects without 
resource recovery are not eligible for assistance.  In addition 
to the application requirements of section 115A.51, an 
application for a project serving eligible jurisdictions in only 
a single county must demonstrate that cooperation with 
jurisdictions in other counties to develop the project is not 
needed or not feasible.  Each application must also demonstrate 
that: 
    (1) if the project is a resource recovery facility that is 
burning waste, or converting waste to energy or to materials for 
combustion, and is owned or operated by a public agency or 
supported by public money or by obligations issued by a public 
agency, it will not accept recyclable materials except for 
transfer to a recycler; and 
    (2) the project is not financially feasible without the 
state assistance, because of the applicant's financial capacity 
and the problems inherent in the waste management situation in 
the area, particularly transportation distances and limited 
waste supply and markets for resources recovered.  
    For the purposes of this subdivision, a "project" means a 
processing facility, together with any transfer stations, 
transmission facilities, and other related and appurtenant 
facilities primarily serving the processing facility.  The board 
shall adopt rules for the program by July 1, 1985.  
    Sec. 35.  [REPORT.] 
    By January 1, 1987, the waste management board shall report 
to the legislative commission on waste management on the results 
of the solid waste management projects for which grants have 
been made under this act and any findings or recommendations of 
the board about the type and level of financing needed, local 
planning costs, methods of assisting the private sector in 
developing and operating facilities, and other similar matters 
of program design and administration. 
    Sec. 36.  [DULUTH STATE CONVENTION CENTER.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [BOARD.] The Duluth arena-auditorium 
administrative board created by Laws 1963, chapter 305, is 
renamed the Duluth state convention center administrative 
board.  In addition to the members otherwise appointed to the 
board under Laws 1963, chapter 305, the governor shall appoint 
four members of the board to serve at his pleasure. 
    Subd. 2.  [CONVENTION CENTER.] The board shall select a 
specific site within the city of Duluth for location of a 
national class state convention center, and may spend money 
appropriated, or otherwise available to it for that purpose, to 
acquire property for the center and to plan, design, construct, 
equip, and furnish the center.  The board shall administer, 
promote, and operate the center as a state facility, but for 
which the state assumes no financial responsibility or liability 
beyond the amounts appropriated for the facility, and for those 
purposes has the same general powers that it possesses under 
Laws 1963, chapter 305, with respect to the administration, 
promotion, and operation of the municipal facility. 
    Subd. 3.  [REPORT.] The board shall annually submit to the 
governor and the legislature a report detailing its activities 
and finances for the previous year.  The report shall also 
include a proposed budget for the succeeding two years, showing 
in reasonable detail estimated operating and nonoperating 
revenues from all sources, and estimated expenditures for 
operation, administration, ordinary repair, and debt service. 
    Subd. 4.  [AUDIT.] The legislative auditor shall make an 
annual audit of the board's books and accounts once each year or 
as often as the legislative auditor's funds and personnel permit.
    Subd. 5.  [LOCAL APPROVAL.] This section is effective the 
day after the Duluth city council complies with Minnesota 
Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3. 
    Sec. 37.  [LAKE OF THE WOODS JETTIES.] 
     Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORIZATION.] The county board of 
commissioners of Lake of the Woods county may, by resolution, 
issue and sell general obligation bonds of the county in an 
amount not to exceed $300,000 to acquire and construct jetties 
and related public improvements in Zippel Bay.  The county shall 
pledge its full faith and credit to the payment of the bonds.  
The bonds shall be issued in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
chapter 475, except that an election shall not be required and 
the bonds shall not otherwise be subject to the requirements of 
sections 475.57 to 475.59 or the net debt limitations of section 
475.53.  
    Subd. 2.  [SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS.] The county board of 
commissioners shall levy special assessments against all 
property in the county determined by the board to be benefited 
by the improvements in amounts sufficient to pay all costs and 
expenses of the improvements and shall pledge the special 
assessments to the payment of the principal of and interest on 
any bonds issued to finance the costs of the improvements. 
    Subd. 3.  [PROCEDURE.] To assist in the determination of 
the amount to be specially assessed against the property 
benefitted by the improvements, the county board of 
commissioners shall appoint three disinterested resident 
freeholders of the county to act as viewers.  The viewers shall 
determine the benefits to the property affected by the 
improvements in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 
106.151.  Upon the filing of the viewers' report with the county 
auditor, the county board shall hold a public hearing on the 
proposed assessments in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
section 429.061.  Any further action necessary to make the 
assessments a valid and binding lien on the property shall be 
held and conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
sections 429.061 and 429.071.  Any person aggrieved by the 
adoption of the assessments may appeal to the district court in 
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 429.081. 
    Sec. 38.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 36 are effective the day following final 
enactment.  Section 37 takes effect the day after the filing of 
a certificate of local approval by the Lake of the Woods county 
board of commissioners in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, 
section 645.021, subdivision 3. 
    Approved June 28, 1985