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                            CHAPTER 643-H.F.No. 218 
                  An act relating to public administration; authorizing 
                  spending to acquire and to better public land and 
                  buildings and other public improvements of a capital 
                  nature with certain conditions; authorizing issuance 
                  of bonds; requiring payment for debt service; reducing 
                  certain earlier project authorizations and 
                  appropriations; establishing a library planning task 
                  force; providing for appointments; appropriating 
                  money, with certain conditions; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1992, sections 16A.641, subdivision 8; 
                  16A.85, subdivision 1; 16B.24, subdivision 1; 16B.305, 
                  subdivision 2; 85.015, subdivision 4; 103G.005, by 
                  adding a subdivision; 103G.511; 103G.521, subdivision 
                  1; 103G.535; 116.162, subdivision 2; 124.494, 
                  subdivisions 3, 4, 5, and 6; 135A.06, subdivision 4; 
                  136.651; 167.51, subdivision 1; and 471.191, 
                  subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, 
                  sections 16B.335, by adding subdivisions; 85.019, by 
                  adding a subdivision; 124.494, subdivisions 1, 2, and 
                  4a; and 136.261, subdivisions 1 and 1; Laws 1993, 
                  chapter 373, section 18; proposing coding for new law 
                  in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16A; 16B; 84; 116J; 
                  124C; 134; 135A; 216C; 268; and 462. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
        Section 1.  [CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums 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 to 
        acquire and to better public land and buildings and other public 
        improvements of a capital nature, as specified in this act. 
                                    SUMMARY 
        ADMINISTRATION                                   $   47,526,000
        CAPITOL AREA ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING BOARD         5,163,000
        AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION                             3,119,000
        MILITARY AFFAIRS                                        366,000
        FINANCE                                               5,500,000
        CORRECTIONS                                          72,953,000
        HUMAN SERVICES                                       47,550,000
        VETERANS HOMES BOARD                                 10,630,000
        TECHNICAL COLLEGES                                   45,505,000
        COMMUNITY COLLEGES                                   36,945,000
        STATE UNIVERSITIES                                   57,250,000
        UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA                              68,700,000
        EDUCATION                                            40,304,000
        TRANSPORTATION                                       58,016,000
        HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY                                2,500,000
        JOBS AND TRAINING                                     2,600,000
        LABOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER                               750,000
        MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY                          7,035,000
        PUBLIC SERVICE                                        4,000,000
        TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                        4,900,000
        MINNESOTA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.                            400,000
        NATURAL RESOURCES                                    58,917,000
        POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY                             23,401,000
        PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY                          13,400,000
        BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES                     9,800,000
        MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN                          21,500,000
        BOND SALE EXPENSES                                      628,000
        TOTAL                                              $649,358,000
        Bond Proceeds Fund                                  573,383,000
        Maximum Effort School Loan Fund                       2,967,000
        Transportation Fund                                  45,000,000
        Trunk Highway Fund                                   27,492,000
        General Fund                                            516,000
                                                         APPROPRIATIONS 
                                                         $
        Sec. 2.  ADMINISTRATION
        Subdivision 1.  To the 
        commissioner of administration
        for purposes specified in this section               47,526,000
        Subd. 2.  Capital Asset
        Preservation and Replacement (CAPRA)                 10,150,000
        This appropriation is for unanticipated 
        emergencies of a capital nature, 
        projects to remove life safety hazards, 
        elimination or containment of hazardous 
        substances, and replacement and repair 
        of roofs, windows, and other capital 
        assets in accordance with Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 16A.632.  This 
        appropriation is available for use at 
        state facilities throughout the state. 
        The commissioner shall give all state 
        agencies, other than higher education 
        systems, higher education board, and 
        University of Minnesota an opportunity 
        to apply for money for urgently needed 
        projects under this appropriation.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need. 
        Up to $250,000 of the money 
        appropriated in subdivisions 2 and 3 
        may be used as necessary to acquire 
        land or interests in land within the 
        capitol area as defined in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 15.50. 
        Subd. 3.  Statewide Building Access                  11,500,000
        For improvements of a capital nature to 
        remove barriers and make state-owned 
        buildings, programs, and services 
        accessible to individuals with 
        disabilities, including compliance with 
        federal ADA guidelines.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need.  In determining project 
        priorities, the commissioner must give 
        lower priority to projects in 
        facilities which the state intends to 
        demolish, sell, or abandon within five 
        years. 
        Subd. 4.  Transportation 
        Building Phase III                                   13,416,000
        To continue life safety renovation at 
        the transportation building in the 
        basement and on the ground, third, 
        fourth, fifth, and sixth floors.  This 
        renovation is to include new heating, 
        ventilation, and air conditioning 
        systems, elevators, lighting, windows, 
        and raised floors. 
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund.  
        Account balances from previous 
        appropriations for earlier phases of 
        this continuing project may be used for 
        phase III. 
        Subd. 5.  Agency Relocation                           1,060,000
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund for the partial relocation 
        of the department of transportation. 
        Subd. 6.  Health Building
        Predesign                                               400,000
        For predesign of a new health building 
        and parking ramp in the capitol complex 
        area in St. Paul. 
        Subd. 7.  Military Affairs 
        Facility Predesign                                      100,000
        Subd. 8.  Install Security Lighting
        and Surveillance Equipment                              400,000
        To proceed with the installation of 
        capitol area security and surveillance 
        equipment of a capital nature. 
        Subd. 9.  Electric Utility 
        Infrastructure                                          600,000
        To improve and upgrade the utility 
        infrastructure in the capitol complex 
        area through installation of a third 
        switchgear. 
        Subd. 10.  Lake Superior Center
        Authority                                             4,000,000
        To the commissioner of administration 
        for a grant to the Lake Superior center 
        authority for costs to design, 
        construct, furnish, and equip the 
        center. 
        Use of this appropriation is contingent 
        upon the authority obtaining matching 
        funds of $8,000,000 from federal and 
        other nonstate sources. 
        Subd. 11.  Southwest Minnesota
        Public Television                                     1,200,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        Murray county to construct a 
        noncommercial television tower to 
        enable Pioneer Public Television to 
        provide broadcast services to 
        southwestern Minnesota, subject to new 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  
        The appropriation is available only as 
        matched by an equal amount from 
        nonstate sources. 
        Subd. 12.  Hopkins Performing Arts Center               500,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the city of Hopkins to acquire and 
        better a performing arts center, 
        subject to new Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.695. 
        This appropriation is not available 
        until the commissioner has determined 
        that the necessary additional financing 
        to complete a $3,100,000 project has 
        been committed by nonstate sources. 
        Subd. 13.  St. Louis County
        Heritage and Arts Center                                750,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        St. Louis county to construct an 
        addition to the St. Louis county 
        heritage and arts center in Duluth, 
        subject to new Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.695. 
        This appropriation is available only as 
        matched by $2 of nonstate money for 
        every $1 of state money. 
        Subd. 14.  Minnesota        
        Children's Museum                                     1,250,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the city of St. Paul to acquire and 
        better a children's museum as 
        authorized by section 81, subject to 
        new Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.
        This appropriation is not available 
        until the commissioner has determined 
        that the necessary financing to 
        complete the project has been committed 
        by nonstate sources. 
        Subd. 15.  Science Museum of
        Minnesota                                             1,000,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the city of St. Paul to plan and design 
        a science museum as authorized by 
        section 81, subject to new Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 16A.695. 
        This appropriation is not available 
        until the city of St. Paul has 
        delivered to the commissioner a 
        certified copy of a resolution of the 
        city of St. Paul requesting payment and 
        evidencing the commitment of the city 
        to make a city-owned riverfront site 
        available for the museum at no cost to 
        the nonprofit organization that will 
        operate the museum and the commissioner 
        has determined that the necessary 
        financing to complete the design of the 
        museum has been committed by nonstate 
        sources. 
        Subd. 16.  Gillette Renovation For   
        Humanities Commission                                 1,200,000
        To the commissioner of administration 
        for a grant to the city of St. Paul for 
        renovation of the Gillette Hospital 
        west wing for use by the Minnesota 
        Humanities Commission to operate its 
        educational programs as authorized by 
        section 72.  
        Sec. 3.  CAPITOL AREA
        ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING BOARD                               
        Subdivision 1.  To the capitol area architectural
        and planning board for the purposes specified
        in this section                                       5,163,000
        Subd. 2.  Restore and Renovate
        Capitol Building Exterior                             5,000,000
        To the commissioner of administration 
        to renovate and improve the capitol 
        including reroofing, repair of the roof 
        balustrade, and Quadriga restoration.  
        No more than $35,000 of this 
        appropriation is to the capitol area 
        architectural and planning board for 
        design review fees. 
        Subd. 3.  Capitol Building Exterior 
        Maintenance Manual                                       65,000
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund.  
        $65,000 of the unencumbered balance of 
        the appropriation in Laws 1988, chapter 
        686, article 1, section 6, paragraph 
        (j), is canceled to the general fund. 
        Subd. 4.  Renovate and Improve
        Security of Attorney General's Office                    98,000
        Sec. 4.  AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION  
        Subdivision 1.  To the amateur
        sports commission for the purposes
        specified in this section                             3,119,000
        Subd. 2.  National Sports
        Center Parking Expansion                                119,000
        To the amateur sports commission to 
        construct 500 additional parking spaces 
        at the national sports center in 
        Blaine.  All of the debt service costs 
        on the bonds sold to finance this 
        project must be paid by the national 
        sports center to the commissioner of 
        finance as required by Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 16A.643, but the 
        first payment need not be made until 
        three years after construction is 
        completed. 
        Subd. 3.  John Rose Memorial
        Oval Speedskating Facility                              500,000
        To the city of Roseville to complete 
        construction of the John Rose memorial 
        oval speedskating facility in 
        consultation with the amateur sports 
        commission, contingent on the receipt 
        of $500,000 in matching funds from 
        other sources. 
        Subd. 4.  Indoor National Shooting 
        Sports Center                                         2,500,000
        This appropriation is to construct an 
        indoor national shooting sports center 
        at any site in the taconite tax relief 
        area as defined in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 273.134.  
        The appropriation in Laws 1990, chapter 
        610, article 1, section 25, paragraph 
        (b), for a grant to construct an indoor 
        national shooting sports center at 
        Giant's Ridge in Biwabik, is canceled 
        to the state bond fund. 
        Sec. 5.  MILITARY AFFAIRS                               366,000
        To the adjutant general to renovate 
        kitchen facilities at national guard 
        training and community centers in 
        Anoka, Camp Ripley, Chisholm, Cloquet, 
        Detroit Lakes, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, 
        Litchfield, Marshall, and St. James. 
        Sec. 6.  FINANCE    
        Defease Prior Local Bonds                             5,500,000
        $2,600,000 is for a grant to the city 
        of Minneapolis to be used, together 
        with such other money of the city as 
        may be necessary, to pay and redeem or 
        defease $2,600,000 principal amount of 
        bonds issued by the city to finance 
        construction of the Great River Road 
        under Laws 1988, chapter 686, article 
        1, section 14, item (k). 
        $2,900,000 is for a grant to the city 
        of St. Paul to be used, together with 
        such other money of the city as may be 
        necessary, to pay and redeem or defease 
        $2,900,000 principal amount of bonds 
        issued by the city to finance capital 
        improvements at the Como Park 
        conservatory under Laws 1988, chapter 
        686, article 1, section 14, item (l). 
        The commissioner of finance may propose 
        additional conditions on the use and 
        investment of the proceeds as may be 
        necessary in his judgment to ensure 
        that the interest on the state bonds 
        issued to fund this appropriation is 
        exempt from federal income taxation. 
        Sec. 7.  CORRECTIONS
        Subdivision 1.  To the 
        commissioner of administration or 
        another named commissioner for
        the purposes specified in this section                72,953,000
        Subd. 2.  Minnesota Correctional 
        Facility-Faribault 
        (a) Add 300 medium
        security beds                                        10,000,000
        This appropriation includes new 
        construction, demolition, and 
        renovation of a capital nature of the 
        hospital and Poppy, Alpine, Oak, 
        Sierra, Fern, and Rose buildings and 
        related security improvements of a 
        capital nature.  Until all the clients 
        of the Faribault regional center are 
        discharged, the Minnesota correctional 
        facility-Faribault shall give 
        preference to the Faribault regional 
        center employees in recruiting, 
        training, and hiring for new Minnesota 
        correctional facility-Faribault 
        positions created by the 300-bed 
        expansion. 
        (b) Rehabilitate facilities                             832,000
        This appropriation is to renovate 
        Rogers building to meet fire codes and 
        remove hazardous materials, erect a 
        section of security fence by the 
        hospital building, replace inadequate 
        heating systems in Maple and Cedar 
        living units, and construct internal 
        roads. 
        Subd. 3.  Minnesota Correctional 
        Facility-Lino Lakes 
        (a) Add 485 adult male beds                          10,444,000
        This appropriation is to remodel B 
        building from an industries building to 
        living units, construct two new living 
        units, and upgrade security and support 
        service areas.  
        (b) Education Building                                  182,000
        This appropriation is to improve and 
        expand the Lino Lakes facility's school 
        building. 
        $182,000 of the appropriation in Laws 
        1992, chapter 558, section 9, 
        subdivision 4, to infill the area 
        between buildings G and F1 at the 
        MCF-Lino Lakes is canceled to the state 
        bond fund.  
        Subd. 4.  Minnesota Correctional
        Facility-Moose Lake                                   19,000,000
        This appropriation is to complete the 
        conversion of the Moose Lake regional 
        treatment center into a medium security 
        prison housing up to 620 inmates.  This 
        includes relocation of state highway 
        289, purchase of an emergency 
        generator, upgrading the elevators to 
        meet fire codes, securing stairways and 
        tunnels, and major repair or 
        replacement of ceilings, windows, 
        exterior doors, and the electrical 
        distribution system. 
        This appropriation is added to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1993, chapter 
        373, section 8, subdivision 2, and the 
        maximum total cost of the facility is 
        increased from $25,800,000 to 
        $28,600,000. 
        Subd. 5.  Minnesota Correctional
        Facility-Red Wing 
        (a) Construct 30-bed facility                         2,700,000
        This appropriation is to construct, 
        furnish, and equip a new 30-bed 
        residential facility for the secure 
        detention of violent and juvenile 
        offenders until they are able to 
        control their behavior in an open 
        campus environment. 
        (b) Replace emergency generators                        315,000
        Subd. 6.  Minnesota Correctional 
        Facility-Shakopee                                        80,000
        This appropriation is to predesign a 
        new 60-bed living unit and support 
        areas at Minnesota correctional 
        facility-Shakopee. 
        Subd. 7.  Minnesota Correctional
        Facility-Stillwater 
        (a) Education complex and C annex                     4,500,000
        This appropriation is to convert the 
        auditorium building into an education 
        complex and convert C annex into a 
        library with interview rooms for 
        inmates. 
        (b) Industry buildings                                1,700,000
        This appropriation is to renovate 
        existing facilities and to construct, 
        furnish, and equip industry buildings.  
        This includes renovation of a capital 
        nature of the farm machinery building, 
        cordage warehouse, and foundry building.
        Subd. 8.  Thistledew Education
        Building                                               1,200,000
        This appropriation is to construct, 
        furnish, and equip an education 
        building at Thistledew Camp to serve 48 
        students. 
        Subd. 9.  Close Custody Facility                      2,000,000
        This appropriation is for predesign and 
        design development for a new 800-bed 
        close custody facility in or near the 
        Twin Cities metropolitan area. 
        Subd. 10.  Juvenile Detention Facilities
        Construction Grants                                   16,565,000
        To the commissioner of corrections for 
        grants to counties for construction of 
        secure juvenile detention and treatment 
        facilities, as provided in section 79. 
        Of this amount, $1,250,000 is for 
        detention facilities that provide 
        culturally sensitive programming for 
        male and female juveniles in Hennepin 
        and Ramsey counties. 
        Subd. 11.  Northwestern Minnesota Juvenile
        Training Center Supplemental Grant                     3,435,000
        To the commissioner of corrections for 
        a grant to Beltrami county as fiscal 
        agent for the northwestern Minnesota 
        juvenile training center, to design, 
        construct, equip, and furnish a 
        juvenile detention and treatment 
        facility. 
        Sec. 8.  HUMAN SERVICES
        Subdivision 1.  To the 
        commissioner of administration for
        purposes specified in this section                   47,550,000
        Subd. 2.  Homes for State-Operated
        Waiver Services (SOCS)                                8,835,000
        $6,135,000 is to purchase and remodel, 
        or construct up to 43 four-bed homes 
        for purposes of state-operated waiver 
        services programs for developmentally 
        disabled individuals at various 
        locations throughout the state.  
        $2,700,000 of this appropriation is for 
        a contingency to acquire and better 
        additional four-bed homes for purposes 
        of state-operated waiver services 
        programs for developmentally disabled 
        individuals under the terms of future 
        negotiated downsizing of regional 
        treatment centers under the ten-year 
        plan. 
        Debt service costs on the bonds sold to 
        finance this project must be paid to 
        the commissioner of finance in 
        accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.643, from group residential 
        housing fees charged and collected by 
        the commissioner of human services 
        under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256I. 
        Subd. 3.  Metro Area
        Predischarge Program                                  1,500,000
        To purchase two 16-bed apartment 
        complexes in the Twin Cities 
        metropolitan area for state-operated 
        predischarge programs for persons with 
        mental illness. 
        Subd. 4.  Anoka Metro Regional 
        Treatment Center
        Consolidate and restructure campus                   37,000,000
        To construct, remodel, furnish, and 
        equip new residential, program, and 
        ancillary service facilities for the 
        Anoka metro regional treatment center.  
        This includes construction for 150 
        psychiatric hospital beds, ancillary 
        service facilities, and site 
        improvements. 
        For this project the commissioner will 
        use plans and designs previously 
        developed for a psychiatric hospital at 
        Fergus Falls regional treatment center 
        to the maximum extent possible. 
        Subd. 5.  St. Peter Regional Treatment 
        Center 
        Air Condition Tomlinson Hall                            215,000
        To upgrade the ventilation and air 
        conditioning of Tomlinson Hall so it 
        can be utilized year round. 
        Sec. 9.  VETERANS HOMES BOARD 
        Renovate Minneapolis veterans home                    10,630,000
        (a) This appropriation is to the 
        commissioner of administration. 
        (b) This campus renovation project 
        includes money for: 
        (1) renovation of building 6 to skilled 
        nursing care standards; 
        (2) renovation of building 9 to board 
        and care standards; 
        (3) renovation of buildings 1, 2, and 4 
        to current health care standards; 
        (4) renovation of the Minnehaha Creek 
        bridge; 
        (5) creation of a new campus entrance 
        and adaption of the building 17 
        entrance; 
        (6) demolition of building 7 and 
        improvements to the road system for 
        circulation and access to all 
        buildings; 
        (7) renovation of building 16 to board 
        and care standards; and 
        (8) campuswide asbestos removal, road 
        upgrading, installation and integration 
        of fire alarms, improved exterior 
        lighting, power plant upgrades, and 
        federal Americans with Disabilities Act 
        improvements. 
        (c) This appropriation represents 35 
        percent of the estimated cost of the 
        renovation project.  
        The Minnesota veterans homes board must 
        apply for the federal money needed to 
        complete this project.  The 
        commissioner of administration shall 
        receive the federal money and use the 
        money to complete the project.  The 
        total appropriation may be spent for 
        this renovation project before the 
        federal money for the project is 
        received, but the project must not be 
        started until enough federal or other 
        money has been committed to complete it.
        Sec. 10.  TECHNICAL COLLEGES 
        Subdivision 1.  To the state board of 
        technical colleges for the purposes 
        specified in this section                           45,505,000
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 475.61, subdivision 4, the 
        state board of technical colleges may 
        approve a request by a local school 
        board to use any unobligated balance in 
        the technical college debt redemption 
        fund to pay the district's share of 
        construction projects authorized in 
        this section.  
        In contracting for projects funded in 
        this section, the state board must not 
        restrict its access to litigation or 
        limit its methods of redress to 
        arbitration or other nonjudicial 
        procedures.  
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 136C.44, during the biennium 
        the state board of technical colleges 
        must not make grants to school 
        districts but shall directly supervise 
        and control the preparation of plans 
        and specifications to construct, alter, 
        or enlarge the technical college 
        buildings, structures, and improvements 
        provided for in this section.  
        During the biennium, the state 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. 
        During the biennium, the state board 
        may delegate the authority provided in 
        this section to the campus president 
        for repair and replacement projects 
        with a total cost of less than $50,000, 
        if the state board determines that the 
        projects can be efficiently managed at 
        the campus level. 
        Plans must be paid for out of this 
        appropriation.  The remainder of the 
        appropriation must not be spent until 
        the board has secured suitable plans 
        and specifications, prepared by a 
        competent architect or engineer.  The 
        plans and specifications must be 
        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 state board may delegate 
        responsibilities to technical college 
        staff.  
        Subd. 2.  Higher Education 
        Asset Preservation and Renewal                        8,838,000
        This appropriation must be spent in 
        accordance with new Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 135A.046. 
        State appropriations for parking 
        repairs under this subdivision must not 
        be used for more than one-half of the 
        construction or repair cost at any 
        campus.  The campus must provide the 
        remaining costs through parking fees.  
        The state board must report on parking 
        fees to the chairs of the senate 
        finance and house ways and means 
        committees by February 1, 1995. 
        Subd. 3.  Brainerd Technical College                 21,300,000
        This appropriation is to construct a 
        joint campus with Brainerd Community 
        College.  The technical college board 
        must consult with the community college 
        board throughout the project.  This 
        appropriation is contingent upon the 
        approval of the independent school 
        district No. 181 bond referendum to 
        purchase the current technical college 
        campus for the appraised value of the 
        property.  The payment for the purchase 
        of the current technical college is 
        appropriated for this project. 
        This appropriation must not be used for 
        road construction, except for a loop 
        road that is used for fire safety 
        access.  
        The total additional cost to complete 
        this project must not exceed 
        $24,117,000 whether paid from state, 
        local, or federal money. 
        Subd. 4.  Dakota County Technical College               600,000
        This appropriation is to complete the 
        decision driving course.  The total 
        additional cost to complete the project 
        must not exceed $1,200,000 whether paid 
        from state, local, or federal money. 
        Subd. 5.  Duluth Technical College                   10,800,000 
        This appropriation is to remodel and 
        construct a campus that is integrated 
        with Duluth Community College center. 
        The technical college board must 
        consult with the community college 
        board throughout the project.  
        Subd. 6.  East Grand Forks Technical College          1,000,000 
        This appropriation is to complete 
        additions to the college, including the 
        medical labs and laboratory equipment, 
        and student service offices. 
        Subd. 7.  Hibbing Technical College                   1,000,000
        This appropriation is to prepare 
        working drawings for a new integrated 
        technical college attached to the 
        Hibbing Community College.  The new 
        technical college shall maximize the 
        current services, space, and programs 
        of the community college.  The public 
        post-secondary boards shall develop a 
        master academic plan for the integrated 
        campus before the development of 
        working drawings. 
        Subd. 8.  Hutchinson Technical College                  380,000
        This appropriation is to plan, design, 
        and prepare working drawings for an 
        addition to the west side of the campus 
        for a media library and a child care 
        center and laboratory, and to prepare 
        working drawings for an exhibit and 
        concourse entrance and a center of 
        excellence for nondestructive testing 
        technology. 
        Subd. 9.  Northeast Metro Technical College             162,000
        To construct a truck driving classroom 
        support facility. 
        Subd. 10.  Rochester Technical College                 1,200,000
        This appropriation is to prepare 
        working drawings for an integrated 
        campus in accordance with this 
        subdivision. 
        (1) Rochester independent school 
        district No. 535 and the state board of 
        technical colleges may enter into an 
        agreement for the sale of the Rochester 
        Technical College.  The sale is 
        contingent on state board of technical 
        colleges approval and passage of a 
        referendum by the voters in Rochester 
        school district No. 535.  The sale 
        price shall equal the appraised value. 
        It is the intent of the legislature 
        that no technical college program 
        reduction, apart from normal program 
        review, shall occur as a result of this 
        sale. 
        (2) The sale shall not cause the 
        technical college to lease space or to 
        move to any temporary site. 
        (3) Prior to the preparation of design 
        documents, the post-secondary boards 
        and the relevant campus staff shall 
        jointly prepare a master academic plan 
        for an integrated campus for the 
        Rochester center facility.  The boards 
        shall consider the creation of a 
        polytechnic university.  Program review 
        by the higher education coordinating 
        board shall be done in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.04.  
        The plan shall be submitted to the 
        higher education board for approval by 
        December 1, 1994.  If approved, the 
        plan shall be submitted for review to 
        the higher education finance divisions 
        by January 15, 1995.  The state board 
        of technical colleges, in cooperation 
        with the state board of community 
        colleges, shall not proceed with 
        working drawings until after passage of 
        the referendum and after the master 
        academic plan has been approved by the 
        higher education board.  
        (4) The proceeds from the sale of the 
        technical college to Rochester 
        independent school district No. 535, 
        are appropriated for the planning and 
        construction necessary to integrate 
        technical college programs into the 
        Rochester center and to add or modify 
        space where necessary.  The new 
        technical college program space must be 
        attached to and must maximize the 
        current services, space, and programs 
        of the technical college, community 
        college, state university, and 
        University of Minnesota cooperative 
        campus.  The state board of technical 
        colleges may not begin construction of 
        this project until the legislature has 
        approved the construction plans. 
        (5) The state board of technical 
        colleges shall develop a plan to 
        relocate to the Austin, Faribault, and 
        other Southeastern Minnesota campuses 
        all Rochester campus programs that are 
        not essential to the integrated mission 
        planned for the Rochester center 
        facility.  This plan must be completed 
        prior to preparing design documents for 
        the technical college addition to the 
        Rochester center. 
        (6) The state board of technical 
        colleges shall consider relocating the 
        horticulture technology program from 
        the Rochester campus to the Austin 
        campus of Riverland technical college 
        before the start of the 1995-1996 
        academic year. 
        Subd. 11.  St. Cloud Technical College                  225,000
        This appropriation is to remodel and 
        construct an addition for classrooms, 
        labs, and student and staff areas.  The 
        state university and technical college 
        in St. Cloud shall review the academic 
        plan for the campus before the 
        expenditure of this appropriation.  
        Independent school district No. 742 
        must spend at least $1,336,000 of local 
        money for this project. 
        Subd. 12.  St. Paul Technical College 
        Independent school district No. 625, 
        St. Paul, may make expenditures and 
        transfers from its technical college 
        debt redemption fund as authorized in 
        this subdivision, notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 475.61, 
        subdivision 4.  Before making any other 
        expenditures, the school district must 
        first pay, redeem, or defease the 
        entire amount of bond obligations 
        issued for acquisition and betterment 
        of the St. Paul technical college.  
        Thereafter the school district may 
        spend $834,000 to acquire and better 
        properties adjacent to the technical 
        college campus for use for educational 
        purposes and to plan and design for 
        remodeling the student services area 
        and the chemical technology laboratory 
        and for upgrading the building 
        automation system at the technical 
        college.  After the $834,000 has been 
        obligated and when all bond obligations 
        issued by the school district for the 
        acquisition and betterment of the St. 
        Paul technical college have been 
        redeemed in accordance with their 
        terms, any amounts escrowed for the 
        defeasance of those bond obligations, 
        approximately $310,000, must be 
        transferred to the district's general 
        fund and used to reduce the district's 
        property tax levy. 
        Sec. 11.  COMMUNITY COLLEGES 
        Subdivision 1.  To the state board
        for community colleges for the
        purposes specified in this section                   36,945,000
        During the biennium, the state board 
        for community colleges shall supervise 
        and control the making of necessary 
        repairs to all community college 
        buildings and structures.  
        During the biennium, the community 
        college board shall supervise and 
        control the preparation of plans and 
        specifications for the construction, 
        alteration, or enlargement of the 
        community college buildings, 
        structures, and improvements for which 
        appropriations are made to the board.  
        The 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 must not be spent until 
        the board has secured suitable plans 
        and specifications, prepared by a 
        competent architect or engineer.  The 
        plans and specifications must be 
        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.  
        In contracting for projects funded in 
        this section, the state board must not 
        restrict its access to litigation or 
        limit its methods of redress to 
        arbitration or other nonjudicial 
        procedures.  
        Subd. 2.  Higher Education Asset          
        Preservation and Renewal                              7,000,000
        This appropriation must be spent in 
        accordance with new Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 135A.046. 
        Subd. 3.  Anoka Ramsey Community College                400,000
        This appropriation is to prepare design 
        documents to remodel and add space to 
        the campus.  
        Subd. 4.  Cambridge Community College Center          8,000,000
        This appropriation is to construct 
        classrooms, ITV facilities, teaching 
        laboratories, learning resource center, 
        campus center, offices, and 
        institutional services. 
        Subd. 5.  Inver Hills Community College                 350,000 
        This appropriation is to acquire land 
        and relocate the campus entry road and 
        to prepare schematic plans for an 
        addition and remodeling space for 
        classrooms, a learning resource center, 
        laboratories, health and physical 
        education areas, a campus center, and 
        related space.  
        Subd. 6.  Lakewood Community College                    170,000
        This appropriation is to prepare 
        schematic plans for a learning 
        resources center for joint use with 
        northeast metro technical college, and 
        for remodeling of classrooms, labs, 
        Americans with Disabilities Act 
        accessible locker and fitness space, 
        and institutional services.  The 
        appropriation is available only after a 
        master academic plan has been developed 
        for the campus and approved by the 
        higher education board.  The master 
        academic plan shall be developed 
        jointly with representation from each 
        of the public post-secondary systems. 
        Subd. 7.  Mesabi Community College                      180,000
        This appropriation is to prepare 
        schematic plans to remodel and 
        construct space for the learning 
        resources center, labs, classrooms, 
        student services, campus center, and 
        institutional services.  The 
        appropriation is available only after a 
        master academic plan has been developed 
        for the campus and approved by the 
        higher education board.  The master 
        academic plan shall be developed 
        jointly with representation from each 
        of the public post-secondary systems. 
        Subd. 8.  Minneapolis Community College                 375,000 
        This appropriation is to prepare 
        working drawings to remodel and 
        construct new space at the campus.  The 
        appropriation is available only after 
        an approved master academic plan has 
        been developed for the campus.  The 
        master academic plan shall be developed 
        jointly with representation from each 
        of the public post-secondary systems.  
        The higher education board shall review 
        the plan.  The appropriation is 
        available if the higher education board 
        approves the plan. 
        Subd. 9.  Normandale Community College               10,500,000
        This appropriation is to construct and 
        remodel space for educational programs, 
        student services and administration, 
        the campus center, faculty offices, and 
        institutional services. 
        Subd. 10.  North Hennepin Community College           6,000,000
        This appropriation is to plan, design, 
        remodel, and construct space for 
        classrooms, labs, student services, 
        learning resource center, the campus 
        center, and administrative and related 
        space.  
        Subd. 11.  Northland Community College 
        (a) Integrate community college 
        and technical college                                   100,000
        This appropriation is to prepare 
        working drawings for remodeling 
        necessary for the integration of the 
        community college and the technical 
        college.  The project will begin with 
        the integration of the student services 
        area and the learning resources center. 
        (b) Construct regional multievent  
        cultural center                                       3,000,000
        This appropriation is to construct a 
        regional multievent cultural center.  
        All cities, counties, and school 
        districts in region 8A, and public 
        post-secondary education systems shall 
        cooperate in the construction and joint 
        use of the facility.  Up to $2,000,000 
        is available immediately for this 
        project, but the remainder of the money 
        is not available unless matched by an 
        equal amount of money or in-kind 
        contributions from nonstate sources.  
        The nonstate match added to this 
        project is in lieu of the debt service 
        payment assessed to higher education 
        projects.  
        Subd. 12.  Rainy River Community College  
        Student Housing                                         750,000
        To the state board for community 
        colleges to acquire existing facilities 
        for use as a dormitory or other student 
        residence at International Falls for 
        the use and benefit of Rainy River 
        Community College.  The state board for 
        community colleges or its successor 
        shall establish, maintain, revise when 
        necessary, and collect rates and 
        charges for the use of the student 
        housing facilities.  The rates and 
        charges must be sufficient, as 
        estimated by the board, to pay all 
        expenses of operation and maintenance 
        of the facilities, and to establish and 
        maintain the reserve funds that the 
        board considers necessary for repair, 
        replacement, and maintenance of the 
        facilities.  The rates and charges 
        collected are appropriated for these 
        purposes.  Funds and accounts 
        established in furtherance of these 
        purposes are not subject to Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 136.67, subdivision 
        2, or its successor provision and are 
        not subject to the budgetary control of 
        the commissioner of finance.  The state 
        board for community colleges need not 
        pay debt service for the appropriation 
        in this subdivision. 
        Subd. 13.  Vermilion Community College                  120,000
        This appropriation is to prepare 
        schematic plans to remodel and 
        construct space for labs, classrooms, 
        student services, campus center, and 
        institutional services.  The 
        appropriation is available only after a 
        master academic plan has been developed 
        for the campus and approved by the 
        higher education board.  The master 
        academic plan shall be developed 
        jointly with representation from each 
        of the public post-secondary systems. 
        Sec. 12.  STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM 
        Subdivision 1.  To the state university 
        board for the purposes specified in 
        this section                                         57,250,000
        During the biennium, 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 for which appropriations 
        are made to the board.  The 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 must not be spent until 
        the board has secured suitable plans 
        and specifications, prepared by a 
        competent architect or engineer.  The 
        plans and specifications must be 
        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 state university board shall 
        supervise and control the making of 
        necessary repairs to all state 
        university buildings and structures. 
        In contracting for projects funded in 
        this section, the state board must not 
        restrict its access to litigation or 
        limit its methods of redress to 
        arbitration or other nonjudicial 
        procedures.  
        Subd. 2.  Higher Education Assets 
        Preservation and Restoration                          8,900,000
        This appropriation must be spent in 
        accordance with new Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 135A.046. 
        Subd. 3.  Bemidji State                               8,300,000
        $8,000,000 is to remodel and expand the 
        library.  
        $300,000 is for facility planning.  The 
        state university board and the state 
        board of technical colleges shall 
        develop a master academic and 
        facilities plan for vocational and 
        academic programs provided by the 
        Bemidji state university and technical 
        college to maximize current and new 
        space and facilities. 
        Subd. 4.  Metro State                                12,300,000
        To design, rehabilitate, and remodel 
        buildings A and C and plan to 
        rehabilitate the attached power plant 
        upper level.  Metro state must not 
        lease additional space during the 
        remodeling to accommodate programs and 
        personnel currently housed in building 
        C. 
        Subd. 5.  Moorhead State                              1,000,000
        This appropriation is to acquire land 
        in the five-block area adjacent to the 
        campus. 
        Subd. 6.  St. Cloud State 
        (a) Acquire a new boiler and 
        related equipment                                     2,100,000
        (b) Construct central chiller facility 
        and prepare working drawings for a 
        new library                                           4,000,000
        (c) Acquire land in the six-block area 
        adjacent to the campus                                  400,000
        Subd. 7.  Southwest State                               250,000
        This appropriation is to complete the 
        recreational sports building authorized 
        by Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, 
        section 4, subdivision 6, and is not 
        available unless matched by an equal 
        amount from nonstate sources. 
        Subd. 8.  Winona State                               20,000,000
        This appropriation is to construct a 
        new library and chiller plant. 
        Sec. 13.  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA  
        Subdivision 1.  To the board of regents 
        of the University of Minnesota for the 
        purpose specified in this section                    68,700,000
        Subd. 2.  Higher Education Asset 
        Preservation and Renewal                             15,000,000
        This appropriation must be spent in 
        accordance with new Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 135A.046. 
        Subd. 3.  Facility Renewal                            9,000,000
        This appropriation is to repair and 
        replace capital facilities, including 
        Johnston Hall, Williamson Hall, and the 
        civil and mineral engineering building. 
        Subd. 4.  Twin Cities Campus 
        (a) Archival Research Facility                        2,700,000
        To design the archival research library 
        to house all collections, and 
        university manuscripts, special 
        collections, and Immigration History 
        Research Center documents and 
        collections, and accommodate 
        collections overflow for university, 
        state university, private college, 
        city, county, and regional libraries, 
        and to house Minitex services.  The 
        facility must include a public viewing 
        area for display of materials to 
        educate visitors on the importance of 
        the archives and their historical 
        context. 
        (b) Carlson School of Management                     25,000,000
        This appropriation is to design and 
        construct a new facility to house the 
        Carlson School of Management to provide 
        space for all teaching, research, and 
        service activities associated with the 
        school's academic and community service 
        programs. 
        The board of regents must match this 
        appropriation with a minimum of 
        $20,000,000 of nonstate money.  The 
        legislature requests the board of 
        regents to expend nonstate money prior 
        to expenditure of this appropriation. 
        (c) Mechanical Engineering                          13,000,000
        To renovate and reconstruct labs, 
        classrooms, and offices in the 
        electrical engineering building.  This 
        appropriation is contingent upon the 
        commitment of $6,700,000 in nonstate 
        funds.  This appropriation is intended 
        to complete the project. 
        Subd. 5.  Duluth Medical School                      4,000,000
        To construct an addition to the medical 
        school to house laboratories and 
        support functions.  
        Subd. 6.  Debt Service  
        The board of regents is not required to 
        pay any debt service for the 
        appropriations in this section, except 
        for the Duluth medical school in 
        subdivision 5.  The matching money 
        requirements in this section exceed the 
        one-third debt service requirement. 
        Sec. 14.  EDUCATION                                             
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner 
        of education, or another named officer, 
        for the purposes specified in this section           40,304,000
        Subd. 2.  Center for Arts Education 
        The appropriations in this subdivision 
        are to the commissioner of 
        administration. 
        Renovate the Beta 
        dormitory into a recreation center                      789,000
        Subd. 3.  Faribault Academies 
        The appropriations in this subdivision 
        are to the commissioner of 
        administration. 
        (a) Renovate the east wing of Noyes 
        hall                                                  1,465,000
        This appropriation is to renovate, 
        furnish, and equip the east wing of 
        Noyes hall to provide additional 
        classrooms, library media center, and 
        office space for support services.  
        Maintenance employees of the academies 
        may do the demolition work necessary to 
        complete this project. 
        (b) Renovate science classroom                           35,000
        Subd. 4.  Maximum Effort School Loans                 2,967,000
        To the commissioner of education from 
        the maximum effort school loan fund to 
        make capital loans to school districts 
        as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 124.36 to 124.46. 
        The commissioner shall review the 
        proposed plan and budget of the project 
        and may reduce the amount of the loan 
        to ensure that the project will be 
        economical.  The commissioner may 
        recover the cost incurred by the 
        commissioner for any professional 
        services associated with the final 
        review by reducing the proceeds of the 
        loan paid to the district. 
        $2,967,000 is for a capital loan to 
        independent school district No. 707, 
        Nett Lake. 
        Subd. 5.  Cooperative Secondary Facilities 
        (a) Atwater, Cosmos, and Grove City                   6,000,000
        For cooperative secondary facilities 
        grants under Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 124.491 to 124.494. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 124.491 to 124.494 to the 
        contrary, the commissioner of education 
        shall award a grant of $5,000,000 
        according to Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 124.494, subdivision 1, and a 
        grant of $1,000,000 according to 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 124.494, 
        subdivision 4a, to a group of 
        independent school district Nos. 341, 
        Atwater; 461, Cosmos; and 464, Grove 
        City.  The group of districts must 
        enter into a joint powers agreement and 
        must comply with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 124.494, subdivision 6. 
        Notwithstanding the 180-day requirement 
        of Minnesota Statutes, section 124.494, 
        subdivision 5, the joint powers board 
        must submit the question to the voters 
        as required in that subdivision between 
        the effective date of this section and 
        November 15, 1994. 
        (b) Reorganized Districts                               778,000
        For grants to reorganized districts for 
        remodeling and improving secondary 
        facilities under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 124.494. 
        Subd. 6.  Community Service Centers                   1,200,000
        For a grant to independent school 
        district No. 432, Mahnomen, to 
        construct a community service center at 
        Nay-Tay-Waush in Mahnomen county on the 
        White Earth Indian reservation.  The 
        center must be constructed on land 
        leased to the school district by the 
        White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians 
        under a ground lease having an initial 
        term of at least 20 years and a total 
        term of at least 40 years, including 
        renewal options.  The school district 
        must contract with the White Earth Band 
        to operate the center on behalf of the 
        school district, subject to new 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  
        The center and all the services 
        provided by the center must be open to 
        the public.  This grant is contingent 
        on a match of $1,300,000 from the White 
        Earth Band of Chippewa Indians.  
        Subd. 7.  Metropolitan Magnet Schools                20,000,000
        The commissioner of education shall 
        award grants to groups of qualified 
        metropolitan school districts under new 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 124C.498.  
        Subd. 8.  Lakeview School                             2,070,000
        For a grant to independent school 
        district No. 518, Worthington, to 
        acquire land, construct, and equip 
        three cottages to meet the residential 
        needs of children attending the 
        Lakeview school.  The commissioner of 
        education shall not award the grant 
        until the school district can 
        demonstrate to the commissioner's 
        satisfaction that appropriate 
        department of human services approval, 
        including licensure, will be granted. 
        Subd. 9.  School Building Accessibility Grants         4,000,000
        To the commissioner of education for 
        grants according to Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 124C.71 to 124C.73.  Up to 
        $25,000 of this appropriation is 
        available to the department of 
        education for administrative expenses 
        specifically related to the 
        disbursement of the grants after grants 
        from the 1993 appropriation are 
        distributed to school districts. 
        Subd. 10.  Library Accessibility                       1,000,000
        To the commissioner of education to 
        make grants for library accessibility 
        capital projects under new Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 134.45. 
        Sec. 15.  TRANSPORTATION
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner
        of transportation for the purposes
        specified in this section                            58,016,000
        Subd. 2.  Bloomington Ferry Bridge                    7,631,000
        This appropriation is from the state 
        transportation fund as provided in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, to 
        match federal funds to complete 
        construction of the Bloomington ferry 
        bridge and approaches.  
        This appropriation is added to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1993, chapter 
        373, section 14, subdivision 2. 
        Subd. 3.  I-494 and U.S. 61 Interchange;
        Wakota Bridge; E.I.S.                                 1,000,000
        This appropriation is from the state 
        transportation fund for the 
        environmental impact statement and 
        preliminary engineering to upgrade the 
        highways I-494 and U.S. 61 interchange 
        including the Wakota Bridge. 
        Subd. 4.  Local Bridge 
        Replacement and Rehabilitation                       12,445,000
        This appropriation is from the state 
        transportation fund as provided in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, to 
        match federal funds and to replace or 
        rehabilitate local deficient bridges. 
        Political subdivisions may use grants 
        made under this section to construct or 
        reconstruct bridges, including: 
        (1) matching federal-aid grants to 
        construct or reconstruct key bridges; 
        (2) paying the costs to abandon an 
        existing bridge that is deficient and 
        in need of replacement, but where no 
        replacement will be made; 
        (3) paying the costs to construct a 
        road or street to facilitate the 
        abandonment of an existing bridge 
        determined by the commissioner to be 
        deficient, if the commissioner 
        determines that construction of the 
        road or street is more cost-efficient 
        than the replacement of the existing 
        bridge; and 
        (4) paying the costs of preliminary 
        engineering and environmental studies 
        authorized under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 174.50, subdivision 6a. 
        Subd. 5.  Federal Aid
        Demonstration Projects                                3,924,000
        This appropriation is from the state 
        transportation fund as provided in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, to 
        fund the nonfederal matching 
        requirement for demonstration projects 
        of Forest Highway 11 in St. Louis and 
        Lake counties, and County State-Aid 
        Highway 41 in Nicollet county, and to 
        fund half of the nonfederal matching 
        requirement for the interstate 
        substitution project in Duluth.  The 
        portion of the appropriation for the 
        Duluth project is contingent upon 
        payment by local government units of 
        the remainder of the nonfederal share. 
        Subd. 6.  Light Rail Transit                         10,000,000
        This appropriation is from the state 
        transportation fund as provided in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, to 
        match a $10,000,000 federal grant for 
        preliminary engineering and final 
        design of light rail transit in the 
        central corridor.  The project must be 
        managed by the commissioner of 
        transportation.  
        Subd. 7.  Transit Capital Improvements               10,000,000
        This appropriation is from the state 
        transportation fund for a grant to the 
        metropolitan transit commission, or its 
        successor agency, to acquire, construct 
        and improve land, buildings, and 
        related improvements for transit 
        purposes.  None of this appropriation 
        may be used for light rail transit. 
        Subd. 8.  Trunk Highway 
        Facility Projects                                    13,016,000
        To the commissioner of transportation 
        for the purposes specified in this 
        subdivision.  The appropriations in 
        this subdivision are from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        (a) Installation of automatic
        fire sprinkler systems at maintenance
        headquarters in Virginia, Owatonna,
        and Windom                                              365,000
        (b) Repair, replace, or 
        construct chemical and salt storage
        buildings at 36 department of 
        transportation locations statewide                    1,030,000
        (c) Construct, furnish, and 
        equip a truck enforcement site and
        weigh scale in the Albert Lea area
        to replace the Lakeville site                           886,000
        (d) Construct, furnish, and equip
        a truck station and maintenance facility
        in Hutchinson on a new site to replace
        the current facility                                    897,000
        (e) Construct, furnish, and equip a
        new truck station on Maryland Avenue
        in St. Paul to replace the current 
        facility                                              5,440,000
        (f) Construct an addition to the 
        Detroit Lakes welding shop                              355,000
        (g) Remodel facilities and construct
        additions to truck stations in Ely,
        Montgomery, and Forest Lake                             302,000
        (h) Purchase, remodel, and expand
        the Minnesota National Guard truck
        maintenance facility in Tracy to fit the 
        needs of a department of transportation
        truck station                                           359,000
        (i) Build an unheated equipment
        storage building at the Golden Valley
        headquarters site                                       435,000
        (j) Construct, furnish, and equip
        a truck station in Wadena on a new site
        to replace the current facility                         527,000
        (k) Remodel facility and construct an
        addition to the Preston truck station                   174,000
        (l) Construct, furnish, and equip
        class II safety rest areas in Darwin Winter
        park, Preston/Fountain vicinity, Pioneer 
        monument, Camp Release historic monument,
        and Lake Shetek                                         200,000
        (m) Land acquisition for new replacement
        truck station sites at Illgen City, Rushford,
        Gaylord, Madelia, Sherburne, and Litchfield             250,000
        (n) Design fees to complete construction
        drawings for projects at Windom, Maplewood,
        Hastings, central services building, Arden
        Hills training center, and Albert Lea
        weigh scale                                             371,000
        (o) Construct pole type storage
        buildings at department of transportation
        locations throughout the state                          611,000
        (p) Remove asbestos from various 
        department of transportation buildings
        statewide                                               150,000
        (q) Remodel facility and construct an
        addition to the Carlton truck station                   259,000
        (r) Remodel facility and construct
        an addition to the Sauk Centre truck station            255,000
        (s) Remodel the old Burlington Northern 
        train depot in Floodwood into a safety 
        information center and rest area and 
        phase out the wayside rest at Trunk 
        Highways 2 and 73                                       150,000
        After completion of the project, the 
        commissioner of transportation shall 
        convey the newly remodeled rest area 
        for no or nominal consideration to the 
        city of Floodwood, which thereafter 
        shall operate and maintain it. 
        (t) The commissioner may use the 
        balance of funds appropriated by Laws 
        1985, first special session chapter 15, 
        section 9, subdivision 6, paragraph 
        (c), for land acquisition for a weigh 
        station on interstate highway 94 at 
        Moorhead to supplement funds 
        appropriated by Laws of 1989, chapter 
        269, section 2, subdivision 11, 
        paragraph (d), for construction of the 
        Moorhead weigh station. 
        Sec. 16.  HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY 
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner 
        of the housing finance agency for 
        the purposes specified in this section                2,500,000
        Subd. 2.  Transitional Housing Loans                  1,500,000
        To the commissioner of the housing 
        finance agency for the purpose of 
        making transitional housing loans, 
        including loans for housing for 
        homeless youths, to local government 
        units authorized under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 
        2.  
        Subd. 3.  Battered Women's Residences                 1,000,000
        This appropriation is to acquire and 
        better five battered women's 
        residences, two in the seven-county 
        metropolitan area and three in greater 
        Minnesota.  Grants may be up to 
        $200,000 for each facility.  
        At least 25 percent of the total 
        appropriation under this section must 
        utilize youthbuild, Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 268.361 to 268.367, or other 
        youth employment and training programs 
        to do the construction.  Eligible 
        programs must consult with appropriate 
        labor organizations to deliver 
        education and training.  In making 
        grants under this section, the 
        commissioner shall use a request for 
        proposal process.  
        Sec. 17.  JOBS AND TRAINING 
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner 
        of jobs and training for the 
        purposes specified in this section                    2,600,000
        Subd. 2. Early Childhood 
        Learning Facilities                                   2,100,000
        $100,000 is from the general fund and 
        must be used to reimburse the bond 
        proceeds fund for any expenditures made 
        under Laws 1992, chapter 558, section 
        10, that the attorney general has 
        determined are ineligible for bond 
        proceeds funding under that 
        appropriation.  
        $2,000,000 is for grants to state 
        agencies and political subdivisions to 
        construct or rehabilitate facilities 
        for head start or other early childhood 
        learning programs under new Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 268.917. 
        Subd. 3.  Truancy and Curfew Centers                    500,000
        This appropriation is for grants 
        through the department's community 
        based services division, youth 
        programs, for two truancy and curfew 
        centers, one in Hennepin county and one 
        in Ramsey county. 
        At least 25 percent of the total 
        appropriation under this section must 
        utilize youthbuild, Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 268.361 to 268.367, or other 
        youth employment and training programs 
        to do the construction.  Eligible 
        programs must consult with appropriate 
        labor organizations to deliver 
        education and training.  In making 
        grants under this section, the 
        commissioner shall use a request for 
        proposal process.  
        Sec. 18.  LABOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER BOARD               750,000
        To the labor interpretive center board 
        for design of the labor interpretive 
        center. 
        Sec. 19.  MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
        Subdivision 1.  To the Minnesota
        historical society for the purposes
        specified in this section                             7,035,000
        Subd. 2.  Historic Site
        Preservation and Repair                               1,775,000
        For capital repair, reconstruction, or 
        replacement at the Jeffers Petroglyphs, 
        Forest History Center, Lower Sioux 
        Agency, James J. Hill House, and of the 
        state's other historic sites and 
        markers.  $25,000 of this appropriation 
        is from the general fund for fencing at 
        Stumne mounds.  The society shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based on need. 
        Subd. 3.  Historic Site Permanent
        Exhibit Repair and Replacement                          350,000
        For capital repair or replacement of 
        exhibits at historic sites throughout 
        the state.  The society shall determine 
        project priorities as appropriate based 
        on need.  This appropriation is not 
        available for exhibits at the history 
        center.  
        Subd. 4.  County and Local
        Preservation Projects                                   500,000
        To be allocated to county and local 
        jurisdictions as matching money for 
        historic preservation projects of a 
        capital nature.  Grant recipients must 
        be public entities and must match state 
        funds on at least an equal basis. 
        Subd. 5.  ISTEA Preservation Grants                     950,000
        To be allocated to county and local 
        jurisdictions or the Minnesota 
        Historical Society as matching money 
        for federal Intermodal Surface 
        Transportation Efficiency Act grants. 
        The society shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based on 
        historic preservation purposes and need.
        Use of the appropriation for the 
        projects specified is contingent upon 
        award of federal matching money. 
        Subd. 6.  St. Anthony Falls 
        Heritage Zone                                         1,000,000
        For grant-in-aid purposes of the St. 
        Anthony Falls Heritage Board in 
        accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 138.763.  Grants may be made 
        for public improvements of a capital 
        nature according to the St. Anthony 
        Falls Heritage Board. 
        Subd. 7.  North West Company 
        Fur Post Interpretive Center                            310,000
        To be used for the drawings for the 
        construction of a visitor center, site 
        landscaping, and parking area in 
        accordance with the master plan 
        developed and approved under the 
        Outdoor Recreation Act of 1975. 
        Subd. 8.  Battle Point 
        Historic Site                                           350,000
        For construction of the Battle Point 
        historic site, preliminary plans for 
        which were authorized in Laws 1990, 
        chapter 610, article 1, section 17, and 
        Laws 1992, chapter 558, section 24, 
        subdivision 5.  
        Subd. 9.  Museum and Center for 
        American Indian History                               1,100,000
        This appropriation is for the Minnesota 
        historical society to plan, design, and 
        construct a museum and center for 
        American Indian history and policy.  
        The facility shall be located at an 
        institution of higher education, 
        selected by the state university board, 
        which serves a region including the 
        three most populous Indian 
        reservations.  This appropriation is 
        not available unless matched by 
        $1,000,000 from nonpublic sources. 
        Subd. 10.  Sibley House                                 550,000
        $50,000 of this amount is from the 
        general fund and is for state matching 
        money for federal Intermodel Surface 
        Transportation Efficiency Act grants to 
        restore the Sibley House site in 
        Mendota. 
        $500,000 is to stabilize and repair 
        buildings on the Sibley House site and 
        to conduct an archaeological study of 
        the property.  This appropriation is 
        available only after the Sibley House 
        Association has conveyed the Sibley 
        House to the state, to be under the 
        general administration and control of 
        the Minnesota historical society.  The 
        Minnesota historical society may enter 
        into a lease or management agreement 
        with the Sibley House Association under 
        new Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.
        Subd. 11.  St. Croix Valley
        Heritage Center                                         150,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the city of Taylors Falls to prepare a 
        preliminary design for a heritage 
        center, subject to new Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 16A.695. 
        Sec. 20.  PUBLIC SERVICE                              4,000,000
        To the commissioner of finance for the 
        energy conservation investment loan 
        program in the department of public 
        service under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 216C.37. 
        Sec. 21.  TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner of
        trade and economic development for the 
        purposes specified in this section                    4,900,000
        Subd. 2.  Contamination Cleanup Grants                1,500,000
        This appropriation is for contamination 
        cleanup grants under Minnesota 
        Statutes, sections 116J.551 to 116J.557.
        Subd. 3.  Seaway Port Authority
        of Duluth Bulk Cargo Facility                         1,200,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the seaway port authority of Duluth to 
        develop a down-river bulk cargo 
        handling alternative whereby the seaway 
        port authority of Duluth will demolish 
        an existing abandoned grain elevator 
        facility owned by the seaway port 
        authority of Duluth and prepare the 
        site for the handling, storage, care, 
        and shipment of bulk cargo or other 
        waterborne freight. 
        This appropriation is not available 
        until the seaway port authority of 
        Duluth and the U.S. Army Corps of 
        Engineers have advised the commissioner 
        of trade and economic development that 
        no further state of Minnesota money 
        will be required for the upper harbor 
        cross-channel dredging project 
        authorized by Laws 1993, chapter 373, 
        section 25, subdivision 5, the seaway 
        port authority of Duluth has advised 
        the commissioner that upper river 
        deepening will terminate at the Erie 
        Pier site, and the commissioner of 
        finance has canceled the unobligated 
        balance of the 1993 appropriation to 
        the state bond fund. 
        Subd. 4.  Tourism and Exposition
        Centers                                               2,200,000
        For two grants to political 
        subdivisions for exhibition space for 
        tourism and exposition centers.  One 
        grant must be for $1,000,000 to the 
        southwest regional development 
        commission for the Prairieland Expo 
        facility to develop construction 
        planning documents for capital 
        improvements.  This grant is subject to 
        new Minnesota Statutes, section 
        16A.695.  It is the legislature's 
        expectation that the commission will 
        secure a grant from the department of 
        transportation's intermodal surface 
        transportation efficiency act funds.  
        The other grant must be for capital 
        improvements for a publicly owned 
        tourism and exposition center selected 
        by the commissioner and located in 
        northeastern Minnesota. 
        Sec. 22.  MINNESOTA TECHNOLOGY, INC.                   400,000
        To Minnesota Technology, Inc., for 
        capital improvements at the natural 
        resources research institute, Coleraine 
        laboratory facility, to match federal 
        grants. 
        Sec. 23.  NATURAL RESOURCES                                     
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner
        of natural resources for the purposes    
        specified in this section                            58,917,000
        Subd. 2.  Statewide Deferred Renewal                  1,400,000
        For repair and renovation of department 
        of natural resources land, buildings, 
        or other improvements of a capital 
        nature throughout the state.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need.  
        Up to $50,000 of this appropriation may 
        be used for improving accessibility at 
        facilities in the Carlos Avery wildlife 
        management area that are being leased 
        to the Wildlife Science Center. 
        Subd. 3.  Underground Storage Tank 
        Removal and Replacement                               1,000,000
        To remove and replace state-owned 
        underground fuel storage tanks that are 
        subject to related federal 
        regulations.  The commissioner shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 4.  State Park Building
        Rehabilitation                                        2,000,000
        For improvements of a capital nature to 
        repair, rehabilitate, construct, or add 
        to state park buildings throughout the 
        state, according to the management plan 
        required in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
        86A.  The commissioner shall determine 
        project priorities as appropriate based 
        upon need. 
        Subd. 5.  State Park Building
        Development                                           1,000,000
        To construct, furnish, and equip new 
        facilities in the state park system, 
        according to the management plan 
        required in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
        86A.  This includes shower and toilet 
        facilities, visitor contact stations, 
        and storage facilities.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need.  
        Subd. 6.  Farmland Wildlife Populations
        and Research Center                                     631,000
        To renovate, rehabilitate, demolish, 
        and construct facilities at the center 
        and meet accessibility requirements.  
        To upgrade the sewage system, water 
        lines, and electrical wiring, and to 
        provide for chemical storage. 
        Subd. 7.  Forestry Air 
        Tanker Facilities                                       368,000
        To replace temporary buildings, upgrade 
        equipment, and construct fuel and fire 
        retardant spill containment systems at 
        air tanker bases at Bemidji, Hibbing, 
        and Brainerd. 
        $183,000 of this appropriation is for 
        state funding of the Bemidji site and 
        is contingent upon commitment of 
        $200,000 in matching funds from the 
        United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. 
        Subd. 8.  Hibbing Drill Core  
        Library and Reclamation 
        Demonstration Facility                                  650,000 
        To expand the division of minerals 
        drill core library facility and 
        relocate its reclamation demonstration 
        facility from Babbit to Hibbing. 
        The minerals and drill core library 
        shall include space that will serve as 
        a public viewing area that will educate 
        visitors on the geology of Minnesota. 
        Subd. 9.  Lac qui Parle Improvements                   500,000
        To construct, furnish, and equip 
        offices and a hunter contact and 
        education center at the Lac qui Parle 
        wildlife management area. 
        The commissioner shall consult with 
        local residents when selecting a site 
        for the facility. 
        Subd. 10. International Wolf Center                     750,000
        For improvements of a capital nature at 
        the international wolf center in St. 
        Louis county.  This includes expansion 
        of the facility for live wolf viewing, 
        signage improvements, construction of 
        storage facilities and staging areas, 
        and parking and site improvements. 
        Subd. 11.  State Park Betterment 
        and Rehabilitation                                    1,250,000
        To upgrade, repair, or rehabilitate 
        improvements of a capital nature at 
        state park facilities throughout the 
        state including, but not limited to, 
        campsite improvements, trail 
        resurfacing, road repair and 
        resurfacing, parking area improvements, 
        utility system upgrades, erosion 
        control, lakeshore stabilization, and 
        prairie restoration.  The commissioner 
        shall determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need.  
        Subd. 12.  Well Sealing                                 500,000
        To seal inactive wells on state-owned 
        land.  $276,000 of this appropriation 
        is from the general fund and is added 
        to the appropriation made in Laws 1993, 
        chapter 172, section 5, subdivision 3.  
        The commissioner shall determine 
        project priorities as appropriate based 
        upon need.  
        Subd. 13.  Trail Rehabilitation                       1,350,000
        To upgrade, repair, or rehabilitate 
        improvements of a capital nature at 
        Willard Munger trail, Luce Line trail, 
        Sakatah Singing Hills trail, and 
        Northshore trail.  Of this amount, 
        $500,000 is for the completion of the 
        Sakatah Singing Hills trail. 
        $150,000 is for the Northshore trail, 
        and debt service on the bonds sold to 
        finance this appropriation must be paid 
        from the snowmobile trails account in 
        the natural resources fund to the 
        commissioner of finance as required by 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.643. 
        Subd. 14.  Dam Improvements                           4,100,000
        For the emergency repair, 
        reconstruction, or removal of publicly 
        owned dams throughout the state.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 103G.511.  Of this 
        appropriation, $600,000 is for payment 
        to the metropolitan council for a grant 
        to the suburban Hennepin regional park 
        district to replace the walkway at the 
        Coon Rapids dam.  
        Work on the Coon Rapids dam must be 
        done in a manner that enhances the 
        potential for future development of 
        hydropower at the site.  
        Up to $40,000 of this appropriation may 
        be used for removal of an obstruction 
        and sediment from the Lac Qui Parle 
        river in section 22 of Oshkosh 
        township, Yellow Medicine county. 
        $100,000 appropriated in Laws 1993, 
        chapter 373, section 12, subdivision 3, 
        for the repair of the Stewartville dam, 
        may be used for the removal of the 
        Stewartville dam and restoration of the 
        natural river channel under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 103G.511, except that 
        no local match is required for removal. 
        Subd. 15.  Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants             2,600,000
        For the flood hazard mitigation grant 
        assistance program to local government 
        units for capital improvements to 
        prevent or alleviate flood damages to 
        public lands, facilities, or capital 
        improvements.  The commissioner shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need as provided 
        in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        103F.161.  $50,000 is for preliminary 
        engineering for water retention 
        projects in Renville county. 
        Subd. 16.  Forestry Roads
        and Bridges                                             300,000
        For reconstruction, resurfacing, 
        replacement, or construction of 
        improvements of a capital nature to 
        state forest roads and bridges 
        throughout the state.  The commissioner 
        shall determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 17.  Forestry Recreation
        Facilities                                              500,000
        For improvements of a capital nature to 
        rehabilitate, improve, or develop 
        forestry recreation facilities 
        throughout the state.  The commissioner 
        shall determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 18.  RIM Wildlife, Natural
        Area and Prairie Bank Improvements                    2,000,000
        For development, protection, or 
        improvements of a capital nature to 
        wildlife management areas, state lands, 
        scientific and natural areas, and 
        prairie bank areas throughout the 
        state.  Of this amount, $1,315,000 is 
        for wildlife management areas and other 
        state lands, $615,000 is for scientific 
        and natural areas, and $70,000 is for 
        prairie bank areas.  The commissioner 
        shall determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need.  
        Appropriations must be used for 
        qualified capital expenditures. 
        Subd. 19.  Metropolitan Council
        Regional Parks                                       10,000,000
        This appropriation is for payment by 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        to the metropolitan council.  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 acquisition and betterment 
        by the metropolitan 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 473.315.  This appropriation 
        must not be used for research, 
        planning, administration, or tax 
        equivalency payments.  This 
        appropriation may be used for the 
        purchase of homes only if the purchases 
        are included in the work program 
        required by subdivision 30 and they are 
        expressly approved by the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources.  
        Subd. 20.  Local Recreation Grants                    1,400,000
        For matching grants to be provided to 
        local units of government for 
        acquisition, development, or renovation 
        of a capital nature of local park and 
        recreation areas.  Recipients must 
        provide a match of at least one-half of 
        total eligible project costs.  The 
        commissioner shall make payment to 
        local units of government upon 
        receiving documentation of reimbursable 
        expenditures.  The commissioner shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need.  
        Of this appropriation, $300,000 is to 
        provide a grant to Winona county for 
        the purchase of the scenic vista on 
        Hiawatha-Appleblossom Scenic Drive in 
        Winona county.  These funds must be 
        matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis. 
        $500,000 of this appropriation is for 
        grants to units of government to 
        acquire and better natural and scenic 
        areas under new Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 85.019, subdivision 4a. 
        Subd. 21.  Trail Acquisition
        and Development                                       4,778,000
        For acquisition and betterment of state 
        trails as specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 85.015. 
        This appropriation includes $378,000 
        for the Northshore trail.  Debt service 
        on the bonds sold to finance the 
        Northshore trail part of this 
        appropriation is appropriated and must 
        be paid from the snowmobile trails 
        account in the natural resources fund 
        to the commissioner of finance as 
        required by Minnesota Statutes, section 
        16A.643. 
        Of this appropriation, $100,000 is to 
        build a nonmotorized trail between the 
        entrance to Lake Louise State Park and 
        the city of LeRoy. 
        The commissioner shall determine all 
        other project priorities as appropriate 
        based on need. 
        Subd. 22.  St. Louis River  
        Land Acquisition                                      1,200,000
        To acquire and preserve undeveloped 
        lands located along the St. Louis, 
        Cloquet, and Whiteface rivers. 
        This and previous appropriations fund 
        the first phase of a two-phase 
        acquisition of the lands described.  It 
        is the intent of the legislature to 
        appropriate money needed to complete 
        the acquisition of approximately 20,000 
        acres of blocks of contiguous riparian 
        lands before July 1, 1996.  The 
        appropriation in this subdivision is 
        not available until one or more willing 
        sellers have committed themselves to 
        making the lands available for purchase 
        by the state until July 1, 1997. 
        Subd. 23.  RIM Wildlife and Natural
        Area Land Acquisition                                 4,000,000
        To acquire land related to wildlife 
        management areas, scientific and 
        natural areas, and prairie bank 
        easements.  The commissioner shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 24.  Water Access Acquisition
        and Betterment                                          350,000
        This appropriation is for acquisition 
        and construction of a multipurpose 
        access on Lake Minnetonka. 
        Subd. 25.  State Park Acquisition                     2,000,000
        To acquire from willing sellers private 
        lands within park boundaries 
        established by law.  The commissioner 
        shall determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need.  
        Subd. 26.  Forestry Land Acquisition                    250,000 
        To acquire private lands within 
        established boundaries of state forests 
        throughout the state.  The commissioner 
        shall determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 27.  Lake Superior    
        Safe Harbors                                          2,200,000
        To develop a new small craft harbor in 
        Silver Bay or, if a suitable site is 
        not available in Silver Bay, at another 
        site determined by the commissioner in 
        consultation with the North Shore 
        Management Board.  This appropriation 
        is contingent on receipt of the federal 
        matching grant. 
        Subd. 28.  Environmental     
        Learning Centers                                     11,500,000
        This appropriation is to the 
        commissioner of natural resources to 
        plan, design, and construct facilities 
        owned by political subdivisions at 
        residential environmental learning 
        centers as provided in this subdivision 
        and new Minnesota Statutes, section 
        84.0875. 
        The appropriations in items (a) through 
        (e) are available only when the 
        commissioner has determined that 
        matching money in the sum of 
        $17,500,000 has been committed by 
        nonstate sources. 
        (a) Long Lake Conservation Center                     1,200,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        Aitkin county. 
        (b) Deep Portage Conservation Reserve                 1,470,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        Cass county. 
        (c) Wolf Ridge Environmental    
        Learning Center                                       2,100,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        independent school district No. 381, 
        Lake Superior. 
        (d) Northwoods Audubon Center                         1,080,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        independent school district No. 2580, 
        East Central. 
        (e) Forest Resource Center                            1,650,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        independent school district No. 229, 
        Lanesboro. 
        If land and improvements in Fillmore 
        county that were conveyed by the state 
        to Southern Minnesota Forest Resource 
        Center under Laws 1990, chapter 452, 
        section 7, are pledged as security for 
        a loan to assist with the completion of 
        this project, the right of reverter 
        retained by the state is waived in 
        favor of the lender. 
        (f) Agassiz Environmental   
        Learning Center                                         300,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the city of Fertile. 
        (g) Laurentian Environmental
        Learning Center                                         450,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        independent school district No. 621, 
        Mounds View. 
        (h) Prairie Woods           
        Environmental Learning Center                           250,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        Kandiyohi county. 
        (i) Prairie Wetlands        
        Environmental Learning Center                         3,000,000
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the city of Fergus Falls. 
        Appropriations in this subdivision must 
        be used for qualified capital 
        expenditures.  
        Subd. 29.  White Oak Fur Post                           340,000
        To the commissioner of natural 
        resources for a grant to the city of 
        Deer River for site improvements and 
        construction of a campground service 
        building and education center for the 
        White Oak Fur Post tourism and 
        education facility.  The facility shall 
        be owned by the city.  The city may 
        enter into a lease or management 
        contract with a nonprofit entity under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, 
        for operation of the facilities.  The 
        rental amount need not require the 
        lessee to pay rentals sufficient to pay 
        debt service on the state bonds issued 
        to acquire and better the facilities.  
        Subd. 30.  Work Program 
        The commissioner of natural resources 
        must submit a work program and 
        semiannual progress reports in the form 
        determined by the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources and 
        request its recommendation before 
        spending any money appropriated by this 
        section.  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. 
        Sec. 24.  POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY  
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner
        of the pollution control agency for the
        purposes specified in this section                   23,401,000
        Subd. 2.  Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)              20,201,000
        For the state share of combined sewer 
        overflow grants under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116.162, to complete 
        the combined sewer overflow program. 
        This appropriation includes $5,890,000 
        for the city of Minneapolis, 
        $13,970,000 for the city of St. Paul, 
        and $216,000 for the city of South St. 
        Paul.  This is the final appropriation 
        for these projects. 
        This appropriation includes $125,000 
        for the city of Red Wing. 
        The city of St. Paul shall use all 
        revenues derived from its clawback 
        funding of sewer financing only for 
        sewer separation projects that directly 
        result in the elimination of combined 
        sewer overflow. 
        Subd. 3.  Water Quality
        Monitoring System                                       200,000
        To purchase and install ten permanent 
        water quality monitoring systems to be 
        located throughout the state at sites 
        selected by the commissioner. 
        Subd. 4.  Solid Waste Capital
        Assistance Program                                    3,000,000
        For state grants to cities, counties, 
        and solid waste management districts to 
        finance capital costs related to 
        construction of publicly owned solid 
        waste processing facilities, including 
        resource recovery facilities, under 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 115A.49 to 
        115A.54. 
        Subd. 5.  Eagle Lake Bond Defeasance 
        Of the amounts transferred to the 
        public facilities authority under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.071, 
        subdivision 8, $154,000 shall be 
        transferred and is appropriated to the 
        commissioner of the pollution control 
        agency for a grant to the city of Eagle 
        Lake.  The grant must be used to pay, 
        redeem or defease $154,000 principal 
        amount of outstanding indebtedness 
        incurred by the city to pay for an 
        interceptor connection to the 
        wastewater treatment plant in the city 
        of Mankato.  This grant is for payment 
        in the last quarter of fiscal year 
        1995.  The commissioner of finance may 
        propose further conditions on the use 
        and investment of the proceeds as may 
        be necessary to ensure that the 
        interest on the state bonds issued to 
        fund this appropriation is exempt from 
        federal income taxation. 
        Sec. 25.  PUBLIC FACILITIES 
        AUTHORITY                                            13,400,000
        To the public facilities authority for 
        state matching money to federal grants 
        to capitalize the state water pollution 
        control revolving fund under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 446A.07.  
        Expenditure of this appropriation is 
        limited to the minimum amount necessary 
        to match the allotment of federal funds 
        to Minnesota. 
        This appropriation must be used for 
        qualified capital projects. 
        Sec. 26.  BOARD OF WATER AND
        SOIL RESOURCES                    
        Subdivision 1.  To the board
        of water and soil resources for the 
        purposes in this section                              9,800,000
        Subd. 2.  Redwood 22 Reservoir Project                  800,000
        For land acquisition and permanent 
        easements for the Redwood 22 reservoir 
        project, contingent upon local matching 
        money of $266,666.  These funds are not 
        intended to be used for construction. 
        Subd. 3.  RIM Conservation Easement 
        Acquisition                                           9,000,000
        This appropriation is for the purposes 
        specified in paragraphs (a) to (c). 
        (a) To acquire conservation easements 
        from landowners on marginal lands to 
        protect soil and water quality and to 
        support fish and wildlife habitat as 
        provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        103F.515. 
        (b) To acquire perpetual conservation 
        easements on existing type 1, 2, and 3 
        wetlands, adjacent lands, and for the 
        establishment of permanent cover on 
        adjacent lands, in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.516.  
        (c) Up to $300,000 of this 
        appropriation may be used to establish 
        and restore wetlands to provide credits 
        for deposit in the state wetland bank 
        established under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 103G.2242, subdivision 1.  The 
        board may enter into agreements with 
        local government units and the 
        commissioner of transportation for this 
        purpose.  An agreement with the 
        commissioner of transportation may 
        provide for borrowing or acquiring 
        existing wetland credits from the 
        wetland bank established by the 
        commissioner.  Proceeds from the sale 
        of credits provided under this 
        paragraph are appropriated to the board 
        for the purposes of paragraph (b). 
        Subd. 4.  Work Program
        The board of water and soil resources 
        must submit a work program and 
        semiannual progress reports in the form 
        determined by the legislative water 
        commission and request its 
        recommendation before spending any 
        money appropriated by subdivisions 4 
        and 5.  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. 
        Sec. 27.  MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL
        GARDEN 
        Subdivision 1.  To the board
        of the Minnesota zoological garden 
        for purposes specified in this section               21,500,000
        Subd. 2.  Marine Education Center                    20,500,000
        To design, construct, furnish, and 
        equip a marine education center and 
        related visitor improvements at the 
        zoo.  This appropriation is intended to 
        complete the project.  
        All of the debt service costs on the 
        bonds sold to finance this project must 
        be paid from dedicated receipts of the 
        Minnesota zoological garden to the 
        commissioner of finance as required by 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.643. 
        Subd. 3.  Infrastructure    
        Repair and Maintenance                                1,000,000
        Sec. 28.  BOND SALE EXPENSES                            628,000
        To the commissioner of finance for bond 
        sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.641, subdivision 8. 
           Sec. 29.  Laws 1993, chapter 373, section 18, is amended to 
        read: 
         Sec. 18.  [BOND SALE SCHEDULE.] 
        The commissioner of finance shall 
        schedule the sale of state general 
        obligation bonds so that, during the 
        biennium ending June 30, 1995, no more 
        than $457,455,000 $437,000,000 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 
        finance 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. 30.  [BOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS REDUCED.] 
           In consideration of capital improvement projects that have 
        been completed or abandoned and their remaining appropriation 
        balances canceled by the commissioner of finance, the bond sale 
        authorizations in the following laws are reduced by the amounts 
        indicated:  
        (a) Laws 1980, chapter 564, article VII, section 3  $ 2,500,000
        (b) Laws 1987, chapter 400, section 25                  240,000
        (c) Laws 1989, chapter 300, section 23                  895,000
        (d) Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, section 30       115,000
        (e) Laws 1992, chapter 558, section 28                   65,000
        (f) Laws 1993, chapter 373, section 19                   15,000
        TOTAL                                               $ 3,830,000
           Sec. 31.  [BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [BOND PROCEEDS FUND.] To provide the money 
        appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds fund the 
        commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 
        and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $573,385,000 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.  [TRANSPORTATION FUND.] To provide the money 
        appropriated in this act from the state transportation fund, the 
        commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 
        and issue general obligation bonds of the state in an amount up 
        to $45,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the 
        effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 
        16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 
        4 to 7.  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 state transportation fund. 
           Subd. 3.  [MAXIMUM EFFORT SCHOOL LOAN FUND.] To provide the 
        money appropriated in this act from the maximum effort school 
        loan fund, the commissioner of finance, on request of the 
        governor, shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount 
        up to $2,970,000 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. 
           Sec. 32.  [16A.115] [RELOCATION REQUESTS.] 
           An agency request for an appropriation to fund relocation 
        of all or part of the agency must include a statement of the 
        cost per square foot of space currently occupied by the affected 
        part of the agency, and the anticipated cost per square foot of 
        the space the affected part of the agency will occupy after the 
        proposed relocation. 
           Sec. 33.  [16A.501] [REPORT ON MATCHING MONEY.] 
           The commissioner of finance must report annually to the 
        legislature on the degree to which entities receiving 
        appropriations of bond proceeds contingent upon obtaining 
        matching money have been successful in raising that money.  The 
        report must be submitted to the chairs of the house of 
        representatives ways and means committee and the senate finance 
        committee by February 1 of each year. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16A.641, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [APPROPRIATION OF PROCEEDS.] (a) The proceeds of 
        bonds issued under each law are appropriated for the purposes 
        described in the law and in this subdivision.  This 
        appropriation may never be canceled.  
           (b) Before the proceeds are received in the proper special 
        fund, the commissioner may transfer to that fund from the 
        general fund amounts not exceeding the expected proceeds.  The 
        commissioner shall return these amounts to the general fund by 
        transferring proceeds when received.  The amounts of these 
        transfers are appropriated from the general fund and from the 
        bond proceeds.  
           (c) Actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses of 
        employees and all other nonsalary expenses incidental to the 
        sale, printing, execution, and delivery of bonds must be paid 
        from the proceeds.  The proceeds are appropriated for this 
        purpose.  Bond proceeds must not be used to pay any part of the 
        salary of a state employee involved in the sale, printing, 
        execution, or delivery of the bonds. 
           (d) Bond proceeds remaining in a special fund after the 
        purposes for which the bonds were issued are accomplished or 
        abandoned, as certified by the head of the agency administering 
        the special fund, or as determined by the commissioner, unless 
        devoted under the appropriation act to another purpose 
        designated in the act, shall be transferred to the state bond 
        fund. 
           Sec. 35.  [HIGHER EDUCATION DEBT SERVICE SHARE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [HIGHER EDUCATION BOARDS.] The state board 
        of technical colleges, the state board for community colleges, 
        the state university board, or their successors shall pay 
        one-third of the debt service on state bonds sold to finance 
        projects authorized by this act.  Appropriations for higher 
        education asset preservation and renewal are not subject to the 
        one-third debt service requirement.  After each sale of general 
        obligation bonds, the commissioner of finance shall notify the 
        state board of technical colleges, the state board for community 
        colleges, the state university board, and the higher education 
        board of the amounts for which each system is assessed of each 
        year for the life of the bonds. 
           Subd. 2.  [UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA.] The board of regents 
        of the University of Minnesota shall pay one-third of the debt 
        service on state bonds sold to finance projects authorized by 
        this act.  Appropriations for higher education asset 
        preservation and renewal are not subject to the one-third debt 
        service requirement.  After each sale of general obligation 
        bonds, the commissioner of finance shall notify the board of 
        regents of the amounts assessed for each year for the life of 
        the bonds. 
           Subd. 3.  [METHOD OF PAYMENT.] The commissioner shall 
        reduce each system's assessment each year under subdivisions 1 
        and 2 by one-third of the net income from investment of general 
        obligation bond proceeds that must be allocated among the 
        systems in proportion to the amount of principal and interest 
        otherwise required to be paid by each.  Each higher education 
        system shall pay its resulting net assessment to the 
        commissioner of finance by December 1 each year.  If a higher 
        education system fails to make a payment when due, the 
        commissioner of finance shall reduce allotments for 
        appropriations from the general fund otherwise available to the 
        system and apply the amount of the reduction to cover the missed 
        debt service payment.  The commissioner of finance shall credit 
        the payments received from the higher education systems 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. 
           Sec. 36.  [16A.695] [PROPERTY PURCHASED WITH STATE BOND 
        PROCEEDS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) The definitions in this 
        subdivision apply to this section.  
           (b) "State bond financed property" means property acquired 
        or bettered in whole or in part with the proceeds of state 
        general obligation bonds authorized to be issued under article 
        XI, section 5, clause (a), of the Minnesota Constitution. 
           (c) "Public officer or agency" means a state officer or 
        agency, the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota historical 
        society, and any county, home rule charter or statutory city, 
        school district, special purpose district, or other public 
        entity, or any officer or employee thereof. 
           (d) "Fair market value" means, with respect to the sale of 
        state bond financed property, the price that would be paid by a 
        willing and qualified buyer to a willing and qualified seller as 
        determined by an appraisal of the property, or the price bid by 
        a purchaser under a public bid procedure after reasonable public 
        notice. 
           Subd. 2.  [LEASES AND MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS.] (a) A public 
        officer or agency that is authorized by law to lease or enter 
        into a management contract with respect to state bond financed 
        property shall comply with this subdivision. 
           (b) The lease or management contract may be entered into 
        for the express purpose of carrying out a governmental program 
        established or authorized by law and established by official 
        action of the contracting public officer or agency, in 
        accordance with orders of the commissioner intended to ensure 
        the legality and tax-exempt status of bonds issued to finance 
        the property, and with the approval of the commissioner.  A 
        lease or management contract, including any renewals that are 
        solely at the option of the lessee, must be for a term 
        substantially less than the useful life of the property, but may 
        allow renewal beyond that term upon a determination by the 
        lessor that the use continues to carry out the governmental 
        program.  A lease or management contract must be terminable by 
        the contracting public officer or agency if the other 
        contracting party defaults under the contract or if the 
        governmental program is terminated or changed, and must provide 
        for program oversight by the contracting public officer or 
        agency.  Money received by the public officer or agency under 
        the lease or management contract that is not needed to pay and 
        not authorized to be used to pay operating costs of the property 
        must be paid to the commissioner in the same proportion as the 
        state bond financing is to the total public financing for the 
        property, deposited in the state bond fund, and used to pay or 
        redeem or defease bonds issued to finance the property in 
        accordance with the commissioner's order authorizing their 
        issuance; the money paid to the commissioner is appropriated for 
        this purpose. 
           (c) With the approval of the commissioner, a lease or 
        management contract between a city and a nonprofit corporation 
        under section 471.191, subdivision 1, need not require the 
        lessee to pay rentals sufficient to pay the principal, interest, 
        redemption premiums, and other expenses when due with respect to 
        state bonds issued to acquire and better the facilities. 
           Subd. 3.  [SALE OF PROPERTY.] A public officer or agency 
        shall not sell any state bond financed property unless the 
        public officer or agency determines by official action that the 
        property is no longer usable or needed by the public officer or 
        agency to carry out the governmental program for which it was 
        acquired or constructed, the sale is made as authorized by law, 
        the sale is made for fair market value, and the sale is approved 
        by the commissioner.  If any state bonds issued to purchase or 
        better the state bond financed property that is sold remain 
        outstanding on the date of sale, the net proceeds of sale must 
        be applied as follows: 
           (1) if the state bond financed property was acquired and 
        bettered solely with state bond proceeds, the net proceeds of 
        sale must be paid to the commissioner, deposited in the state 
        bond fund, and used to pay or redeem or defease the outstanding 
        bonds in accordance with the commissioner's order authorizing 
        their issuance, and the proceeds are appropriated for this 
        purpose; or 
           (2) if the state bond financed property was acquired or 
        bettered partly with state bond proceeds and partly with other 
        money, the net proceeds of sale must first be used to pay or 
        redeem or defease the state bonds as provided in clause (1), and 
        any excess over the amount needed for that purpose must be 
        divided in proportion to the shares contributed to its 
        acquisition or betterment and paid to the interested public and 
        private entities, and the proceeds are appropriated for this 
        purpose. 
           Subd. 4.  [RELATION TO OTHER LAWS.] This section applies to 
        all state bond financed property unless otherwise provided by 
        law. 
           Sec. 37.  [REPORTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [LEASES OR MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS.] A public 
        officer or agency that has entered into a lease or management 
        contract with respect to state bond financed property on or 
        after January 1, 1989, and before the effective date of this act 
        shall file a report with the commissioner stating the purpose of 
        the lease or contract, the name and nature of the lessee or 
        contracting party, the terms of the lease or contract, and the 
        use or disposition of any money received by the public officer 
        or agency under the lease or contract. 
           Subd. 2.  [SALES.] A public officer or agency that has sold 
        state bond financed property on or after January 1, 1989, and 
        before the effective date of this act shall file a report with 
        the commissioner stating the reason for sale, the method of 
        sale, the purchaser, the sale price, and the use or disposition 
        of the net sale proceeds. 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16A.85, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORIZATION.] The commissioner of 
        administration may determine, in conjunction with the 
        commissioner of finance, the personal property needs of the 
        various state departments, agencies, boards, and commissions and 
        the legislature of the kinds of property identified in this 
        subdivision that may be economically funded through a master 
        lease program and request the commissioner of finance to execute 
        a master lease.  The master lease may be used only to finance 
        the following kinds of purchases: 
           (a) The master lease may be used to finance purchases by 
        the commissioner of administration with money from an internal 
        services fund. 
           (b) The master lease may be used to refinance a purchase of 
        equipment already purchased under a lease-purchase agreement. 
           (c) The master lease may be used to finance purchases of 
        large equipment with a capital value of more than $100,000 and a 
        useful life of more than ten years. 
           (d) The legislature may specifically authorize a particular 
        purchase to be financed using the master lease.  The legislature 
        anticipates that this authorization will be given only to 
        finance the purchase of major pieces of equipment with a capital 
        value of more than $10,000. 
           The commissioner of finance may authorize the sale and 
        issuance of certificates of participation relative to a master 
        lease in an amount sufficient to fund these personal property 
        needs.  The term of the certificates must be less than the 
        expected useful life of the equipment whose purchase is financed 
        by the certificates.  The commissioner of administration may use 
        the proceeds from the master lease or the sale of the 
        certificates of participation to acquire the personal property 
        through the appropriate procurement procedure in chapter 16B.  
        Money appropriated for the lease or acquisition of this personal 
        property is appropriated to the commissioner of finance to make 
        master lease payments. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16B.24, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS.] 
        The commissioner is authorized to maintain and operate the state 
        capitol building and grounds, subject to whatever standards and 
        policies are set for its appearance and cleanliness by the 
        capitol area architectural and planning board and the 
        commissioner under section 15.50, subdivision 2, clause (h), and 
        the state office building, the judicial center, the jobs and 
        training buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul, the state 
        department of health building, and the surplus property 
        building, and their grounds, and, when the commissioner 
        considers it advisable and practicable, any other building or 
        premises owned or rented by the state for the use of a state 
        agency.  The commissioner shall assign and reassign office space 
        in the capitol and state buildings to make an equitable division 
        of available space among agencies.  The commissioner shall 
        regularly update the long-range strategic plan for locating 
        agencies and shall follow the plan in assigning and reassigning 
        space to agencies.  The plan must include locational and urban 
        design criteria, a cost-analysis method to be used in weighing 
        state ownership against leasing of space in specific instances, 
        and a transportation management plan.  If the commissioner 
        determines that a deviation from the plan is necessary or 
        desirable in a specific instance, the commissioner shall provide 
        the legislature with a timely written explanation of the reasons 
        for the deviation.  The power granted in this subdivision does 
        not apply to state hospitals or to educational, penal, 
        correctional, or other institutions not enumerated in this 
        subdivision the control of which is vested by law in some other 
        agency.  
           Sec. 40.  [16B.241] [COORDINATED FACILITY PLANNING.] 
           The commissioner of administration shall develop a 
        coordinated facility planning process for offices located 
        outside the metropolitan area for the following agencies:  the 
        departments of health, agriculture, and natural resources; the 
        pollution control agency; and the board of water and soil 
        resources.  Any proposals for consolidation or construction of 
        facilities for these agencies that are included in budget 
        documents submitted to the legislature under section 16A.11 must 
        first be considered as part of the planning process required by 
        this section. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 16B.305, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [REVIEW OF REQUESTS.] The commissioner shall 
        review agency requests for state buildings and help agencies 
        prepare adequate plans for use in presenting their capital 
        budget requests to the commissioner of finance, the governor, 
        and the legislature.  The commissioner shall consider locational 
        questions in siting state buildings and include answers to 
        locational questions provide information on how a building 
        project is consistent with the department's long-range strategic 
        plan for locating state agencies in the commissioner's 
        recommendations on a request. 
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        16B.335, is amended to read: 
           16B.335 [REVIEW OF PLANS AND PROJECTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR REMODELING.] The 
        commissioner, or any other agency 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 authorized by 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 ways and means committee and the chairs have 
        made their recommendations.  "Construction or major remodeling" 
        means construction of a new building or substantial alteration 
        of the exterior dimensions or 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.  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. 
           Subd. 2.  [OTHER PROJECTS.] All other capital projects 
        except for those contained in agency operations budgets, 
        including building improvements, small structures at experiment 
        stations, asbestos removal, life safety, PCB removal, 
        tuckpointing, roof repair, code compliance, landscaping, 
        drainage, electrical and mechanical systems work, paving of 
        streets, parking lots, and the like for which a specific 
        appropriation is made must not proceed until the agency 
        recipient undertaking the project has notified the chair of the 
        senate finance committee and the chair of the house ways and 
        means committee that the work is ready to begin.  Notice is not 
        required for capital projects needed to comply with the 
        Americans with Disabilities Act or funded by an agency's 
        operating budget or by a capital asset preservation and 
        replacement account under section 16A.632, or a higher education 
        capital asset preservation and renewal account under section 
        135A.046. 
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        16B.335, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PREDESIGN REQUIREMENT.] A recipient to whom an 
        appropriation is made for a project subject to review under 
        subdivision 1 or notice under subdivision 2 shall prepare a 
        predesign package and submit it to the commissioner for review 
        and recommendation before proceeding with design activities.  
        The commissioner must complete the review and recommendation 
        within ten working days after receiving it.  Failure to review 
        and recommend within the ten days is considered a positive 
        recommendation.  The predesign package must be sufficient to 
        define the scope, cost, and schedule of the project and must 
        demonstrate that the project has been analyzed according to 
        appropriate space needs standards.  
           Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        16B.335, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [ENERGY CONSERVATION.] A recipient to whom a 
        direct appropriation is made for a capital improvement project 
        shall ensure that the project complies with the applicable 
        energy conservation standards contained in law, including 
        sections 216C.19 to 216C.21, and rules adopted thereunder.  The 
        recipient may use the energy planning and intervention and 
        energy technologies units of the department of public service to 
        obtain information and technical assistance on energy 
        conservation and alternative energy development relating to the 
        planning and construction of the capital improvement project. 
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        16B.335, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.] Agency requests for 
        construction and remodeling funds shall include money for 
        cost-effective information technology investments that would 
        enable an agency to reduce its need for office space, provide 
        more of its services electronically, and decentralize its 
        operations.  The information policy office must review and 
        approve the information technology portion of construction and 
        major remodeling program plans before the plans are submitted to 
        the chairs of the senate finance committee and the house of 
        representatives ways and means committee for their 
        recommendations as required by subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 46.  [84.0875] [ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTERS.] 
           The commissioner may acquire and better, or make grants to 
        counties, home rule charter or statutory cities, or school 
        districts to acquire and better, residential environmental 
        learning centers where students may learn how to use, preserve, 
        and renew the natural resources of this state.  A facility and 
        reasonable access to it must be owned by the state or a 
        political subdivision but may be leased to or managed by a 
        nonprofit organization to carry out an environmental learning 
        program established by the commissioner.  The lease or 
        management agreement must comply with the requirements of 
        section 16A.695. 
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 85.015, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DOUGLAS TRAIL, OLMSTED, WABASHA, AND GOODHUE 
        COUNTIES.] (a) The trail shall originate at Rochester in Olmsted 
        county and shall follow the route of the Chicago Great Western 
        Railroad to Pine Island in Goodhue county and there terminate.  
           (b) Additional trails may be established that extend the 
        Douglas Trail System to include Pine Island, Mazeppa in Wabasha 
        county to Zumbrota, Goodhue, and Red Wing in Goodhue county.  In 
        addition to the criteria in section 86A.05, subdivision 4, these 
        trails must utilize abandoned railroad rights-of-way where 
        possible.  
           (c) The trail shall be developed primarily for riding and 
        hiking.  
           (c) (d) Under no circumstances shall the commissioner 
        acquire any of the right-of-way of the Chicago Great Western 
        Railroad until the abandonment of the line of railway described 
        in this subdivision has been approved by the Interstate Commerce 
        Commission. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        85.019, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [GRANTS FOR NATURAL AND SCENIC AREAS.] The 
        commissioner shall administer a program to provide grants to 
        units of government for the acquisition and betterment of 
        natural and scenic areas such as blufflands, prairies, 
        shorelands, wetlands, and wooded areas.  A grant may not exceed 
        50 percent of the costs of acquisition and betterment of land 
        acquired under this subdivision. 
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 103G.005, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 14a.  [POLITICAL SUBDIVISION.] "Political subdivision"
        means a county, city, town, school district, or other local 
        government jurisdiction to which the state provides state aids 
        or on which the state imposes state mandates. 
           Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 103G.511, is 
        amended to read: 
           103G.511 [PUBLICLY OWNED DAM REPAIR.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORIZATION.] The commissioner may:  
           (1) repair or reconstruct state-owned dams; 
           (2) make engineering evaluations related to the repair or 
        reconstruction of dams owned by local governmental units 
        political subdivisions; and 
           (3) grant aid to local governmental units political 
        subdivisions to repair or reconstruct dams owned by local 
        governmental units political subdivisions.  
           Subd. 2.  [ENGINEERING EVALUATIONS.] The engineering 
        evaluations may include studies of the feasibility, 
        practicality, and environmental effects of using dams for 
        hydroelectric power generation.  
           Subd. 3.  [FUNDING.] (a) Except as provided in this 
        section, a grant to a local government unit political 
        subdivision may not exceed the amount contributed to the project 
        by the local government unit political subdivision from local 
        funds.  
           (b) Federal general revenue sharing money may be counted as 
        local funds, but other federal grants or loans must be used to 
        reduce equally the state share and the local share of project 
        costs.  
           (c) A grant to study the feasibility, practicality, and 
        environmental effects of using a dam for hydroelectric power 
        generation may be for an amount up to 90 percent of the costs of 
        the study.  
           Subd. 4.  [INVESTIGATION.] The commissioner may repair or 
        reconstruct a state-owned dam or make a grant to a local 
        governmental unit political subdivision only after making an 
        investigation of the dam. 
           Subd. 5.  [APPLICATION.] A local governmental unit 
        political subdivision desiring a grant for the repair or 
        reconstruction of a dam may apply for the grant on forms 
        supplied by the commissioner.  
           Subd. 6.  [DETERMINATION OF GRANT.] The commissioner shall 
        consider all relevant factors in determining whether to repair 
        or reconstruct a state-owned dam or to make a grant to a local 
        governmental unit political subdivision including: 
           (1) the age and type of construction of the dam; 
           (2) the use of the dam for water supply, flood control, 
        navigation, hydroelectric power generation, recreation, wildlife 
        management, scenic value, or other purposes related to public 
        health, safety, and welfare; 
           (3) the consequences of abandonment, removal, or alteration 
        of the dam; 
           (4) prospective future uses of the dam; and 
           (5) the relative importance of the dam to the statewide 
        water resource program.  
           Subd. 7.  [HEARING.] The commissioner may hold a public 
        hearing under section 103G.311 on the proposed repair or 
        reconstruction after giving notice.  If the hearing is held at 
        the request of a local government unit political subdivision, 
        the costs of publishing notice and of taking and preparing the 
        stenographic record must be paid by the local government unit 
        political subdivision.  
           Subd. 8.  [OPERATION AGREEMENT.] To receive a grant, 
        the local government unit political subdivision must enter into 
        an agreement with the commissioner giving assurance that the 
        government unit will operate and maintain the dam in a safe 
        condition for the benefit of the public and must agree to other 
        conditions the commissioner considers reasonable.  
           Subd. 9.  [LIMITATIONS.] (a) If the cost of repair or 
        reconstruction of a state-owned dam or a grant to a local 
        government unit political subdivision is less than $250,000, the 
        commissioner may direct that the state-owned dam be repaired or 
        reconstructed or that a grant be made to repair or reconstruct a 
        dam owned by a local government unit political subdivision.  
           (b) If the cost of repair or reconstruction of a 
        state-owned claim or grant to a local government unit political 
        subdivision is $250,000 or more, the commissioner may recommend 
        the project to the legislature for its consideration and action, 
        except in an emergency under paragraph (c).  
           (c) The commissioner, with the approval of the commissioner 
        of finance after consulting with the legislative advisory 
        commission, may direct that a state-owned dam be repaired or 
        reconstructed or a grant be made to a local government unit 
        political subdivision if the commissioner determines that an 
        emergency exists and: 
           (1) there is danger that life will be lost; or 
           (2) that substantial property losses will be suffered if 
        action is not promptly taken.  
           Subd. 10.  [LOANS FOR LOCAL SHARE OF PROJECT COSTS.] (a) If 
        the commissioner decides to recommend a dam repair or 
        reconstruction grant for a local government unit political 
        subdivision to the legislature, the commissioner must notify the 
        local government unit political subdivision and the commissioner 
        of finance of the decision.  After being notified by the 
        commissioner of natural resources, the local government unit 
        political subdivision may apply to the commissioner of finance 
        on forms supplied by the commissioner of finance for a loan up 
        to 90 percent of the local share of the project costs.  
           (b) The loan is repayable over a period not longer than 20 
        years, with interest at a rate sufficient to cover the cost to 
        the state of borrowing the money.  
           (c) A local government unit political subdivision receiving 
        a dam safety loan must levy for the loan payment in the year the 
        loan proceeds were received and each later year, until the loan 
        is paid.  The levy must be for: 
           (1) the amount of the annual loan payment; or 
           (2) the amount of the loan payment less the amount the 
        local government unit political subdivision certifies is 
        available from other sources for the loan payment. 
           (d) Upon approval of the project grant by the legislature, 
        the commissioner of finance shall make the loan in an amount and 
        on terms that are appropriate.  Loans made under this 
        subdivision do not require approval by the electors of the local 
        government unit political subdivision as provided in section 
        475.58.  
           (e) Principal and interest payments received by the 
        commissioner of finance in repayment of these loans are 
        appropriated to the state building bond account fund.  
           Subd. 11.  [COMMISSIONER'S ORDER TO REPAIR OR RECONSTRUCT A 
        DAM.] (a) If a local government unit political subdivision fails 
        to comply with a commissioner's order to repair or remove a dam 
        under section 103G.515, the commissioner may repair or remove 
        the dam as provided in this subdivision.  
           (b) The commissioner must hold a hearing under section 
        103G.311 on the failure of the local government unit political 
        subdivision to repair or remove the dam.  After the hearing, the 
        commissioner must make findings specifying the failure of 
        the local government unit political subdivision to act and 
        shall, by order, assume the powers of the legislative authority 
        of the local government unit political subdivision in regard to 
        the repair or removal of dams.  
           (c) After issuing the order, the commissioner has the same 
        powers, insofar as applicable to the repair or removal of dams, 
        as the commissioners of administration and the pollution control 
        agency have in the construction, installation, maintenance, or 
        operation of a municipal disposal system, or part of a system, 
        or issuing bonds and levying taxes under section 115.48.  
           Subd. 12.  [PRIORITY LIST OF DAMS NEEDING REPAIR.] After 
        reviewing examinations of dams owned by the state and local 
        government units political subdivisions, the commissioner shall 
        prioritize the state and local government unit political 
        subdivision dams in need of repair or reconstruction and report 
        annually to the legislature.  The commissioner must prioritize 
        projects considering danger to life, damage to property, and the 
        factors listed in subdivision 6.  
           Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 103G.521, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER.] (a) Upon 
        application by resolution of the governing body of a local 
        government unit political subdivision authorized to maintain and 
        operate dams or other control structures affecting public 
        waters, the commissioner, with the approval of the executive 
        council, may transfer to the local government unit political 
        subdivision the custody of a dam or other control structures 
        owned by the state and under the supervision or control of the 
        commissioner if the commissioner determines that the transfer 
        will promote the best interests of the public.  The transfer 
        must be made by order of the commissioner on the terms and 
        conditions the commissioner sets for maintenance and operation 
        of the project.  
           (b) In connection with the transfer, the commissioner may 
        convey land, easements, or other state property pertaining to 
        the project to the transferee by deed or another appropriate 
        instrument in the name of the state, subject to conditions and 
        reservations prescribed by the commissioner.  A duplicate of 
        each order, conveyance, or other instrument executed by the 
        commissioner in connection with a transfer must be filed with 
        the commissioner of finance.  
           Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 103G.535, is 
        amended to read: 
           103G.535 [HYDROPOWER GENERATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PUBLIC PURPOSE.] The legislature finds 
        that: 
           (1) the public health, safety, and welfare of the state is 
        also promoted by the use of state waters to produce 
        hydroelectric or hydromechanical power in a manner consistent 
        with laws relating to dam construction, reconstruction, repair, 
        and maintenance; and 
           (2) the leasing of existing dams and potential dam sites 
        primarily for power generation is a valid public purpose.  
           Subd. 2.  [AUTHORITY FOR LEASE OF SITES.] A local 
        government unit political subdivision, or the commissioner with 
        the approval of the state executive council for state-owned 
        dams, may provide by a lease or development agreement for the 
        development and operation of dams, dam sites, and hydroelectric 
        or hydromechanical power generation plants by an individual, a 
        corporation, an organization, or other legal entity on terms and 
        conditions in subdivision 5.  
           Subd. 3.  [INSTALLATIONS LESS THAN 15,000 KILOWATTS UNUSED 
        ON JANUARY 1, 1984.] If an installation of 15,000 kilowatts or 
        less at a dam site and reservoir was unused on January 1, 1984, 
        in connection with the production of hydroelectric or 
        hydromechanical power, the lease or development agreement 
        negotiated by the local government unit political subdivision 
        and the developer constitutes full payment by the lessee and may 
        be in lieu of all real or personal property taxes that might 
        otherwise be due to a local government unit political 
        subdivision.  
           Subd. 4.  [MUNICIPALITY OR TOWN APPROVAL.] If the dam, dam 
        site, or power generation plant is located in or contiguous to a 
        municipality or town, other than the lessor local government 
        unit political subdivision, the lease or agreement is not 
        effective unless it is approved by the governing body of the 
        municipality or town. 
           Subd. 5.  [CONTENTS OF DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.] (a) An 
        agreement for the development or redevelopment of a hydropower 
        site must contain provisions to assure the maximum financial 
        return to the local government unit political subdivision or the 
        commissioner.  
           (b) An agreement may contain:  
           (1) the period of the development agreement up to 99 years, 
        subject to negotiations between the parties, and conditions for 
        extension, modification, or termination; 
           (2) provisions for a performance bond on the developer or 
        certification that the equipment and its installation have a 
        design life at least as long as the lease; and 
           (3) provisions to assure adequate maintenance and safety in 
        impoundment structures and access to recreational sites.  
           Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116.162, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PROGRAM PURPOSE.] The agency shall administer a 
        state financial assistance program to assist eligible recipients 
        to abate combined sewer overflow to the Mississippi river from 
        its confluence with the Rum river to its confluence with the St. 
        Croix river easternmost boundary of the city of Red Wing. 
           Sec. 54.  [116J.558] [EFFECT OF ISSUANCE OF GRANTS.] 
           The issuance of a contamination cleanup grant under 
        sections 116J.551 to 116J.557 has no effect on the 
        responsibility or the liability of the state, under chapter 115B 
        or any other law, in relation to the contamination at a site or 
        sites for which the grant is issued.  The issuance of a grant 
        neither implies any state responsibility for the contamination 
        nor imposes any obligation on the state to participate in the 
        cleanup of the contamination or in the cleanup costs beyond the 
        amount of the grant. 
           Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        124.494, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [QUALIFICATION.] Any group of school 
        districts that meets the criteria required under subdivision 2 
        may apply for an incentive grant in an amount not to exceed for 
        construction of a new secondary facility or for remodeling and 
        improving an existing secondary facility.  A grant for new 
        construction must not exceed the lesser of $5,000,000 or 75 
        percent of the approved construction costs of a cooperative 
        secondary education facility.  A grant for remodeling and 
        improving an existing facility must not exceed $200,000. 
           Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        124.494, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [REVIEW BY COMMISSIONER.] (a) Any group of 
        districts that submits an application for a grant shall submit a 
        proposal to the commissioner for review and comment under 
        section 121.15, and the commissioner shall prepare a review and 
        comment on the proposed facility, regardless of the amount of 
        the capital expenditure required to acquire, construct, remodel 
        or improve the secondary facility.  The commissioner must not 
        approve an application for an incentive grant for any secondary 
        facility unless the facility receives a favorable review and 
        comment under section 121.15 and the following criteria are met: 
           (1) a minimum of three two or more districts, with 
        kindergarten to grade 12 enrollments in each district of no more 
        than 1,200 pupils, enter into a joint powers agreement; 
           (2) a joint powers board representing all participating 
        districts is established under section 471.59 to govern the 
        cooperative secondary facility; 
           (3) the planned secondary facility will result in the joint 
        powers district meeting the requirements of Minnesota Rules, 
        parts 3500.2010 and 3500.2110; 
           (4) at least 198 pupils would be served in grades 10 to 12, 
        264 pupils would be served in grades 9 to 12, or 396 pupils 
        would be served in grades 7 to 12; 
           (5) no more than one superintendent is employed by the 
        joint powers board as a result of the cooperative secondary 
        facility agreement; 
           (6) a statement of need is submitted, that may include 
        reasons why the current secondary facilities are inadequate, 
        unsafe or inaccessible to the handicapped; 
           (7) an educational plan is prepared, that includes input 
        from both community and professional staff; 
           (8) a combined seniority list for all participating 
        districts is developed by the joint powers board; 
           (9) an education program is developed that provides for 
        more learning opportunities and course offerings, including the 
        offering of advanced placement courses, for students than is 
        currently available in any single member district; 
           (10) a plan is developed for providing instruction of any 
        resident students in other districts when distance to the 
        secondary education facility makes attendance at the facility 
        unreasonably difficult or impractical; and 
           (11) the joint powers board established under clause (2) 
        discusses with technical colleges located in the area how 
        vocational education space in the cooperative secondary facility 
        could be jointly used for secondary and post-secondary purposes. 
           (b) To the extent possible, the joint powers board is 
        encouraged to provide for severance pay or for early retirement 
        incentives under section 125.611, for any teacher or 
        administrator, as defined under section 125.12, subdivision 1, 
        who is placed on unrequested leave as a result of the 
        cooperative secondary facility agreement. 
           (c) For the purpose of paragraph (a), clause (8), each 
        school district must be considered to have started school each 
        year on the same date. 
           (d) The districts may develop a plan that provides for the 
        location of social service, health, and other programs serving 
        pupils and community residents within the cooperative secondary 
        facility.  The commissioner shall consider this plan when 
        preparing a review and comment on the proposed facility. 
           (e) The districts shall schedule and conduct a meeting on 
        library services.  The school districts, in cooperation with the 
        regional public library system and its appropriate member 
        libraries, shall discuss the possibility of including jointly 
        operated library services at the cooperative secondary facility. 
           (f) The school board of a district that has reorganized 
        under section 122.23 or 122.243 and that is applying for a grant 
        for remodeling or improving an existing facility may act in the 
        place of a joint powers board to meet the criteria of this 
        subdivision. 
           Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 124.494, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [DISTRICT PROCEDURES.] A joint powers board of a 
        secondary district established under subdivision 2 or a school 
        board of a reorganized district that intends to apply for a 
        grant shall adopt a resolution stating the proposed costs of the 
        project, the purpose for which the debt is costs are to be 
        incurred, and an estimate of the dates when the facilities for 
        which the grant is requested will be contracted for and 
        completed.  Applications for the state grants must be 
        accompanied by (a) a copy of the resolution, (b) a certificate 
        by the clerk and treasurer of the joint powers board showing the 
        current outstanding indebtedness of each member district, and 
        (c) a certificate by the county auditor of each county in which 
        a portion of the joint powers district lies showing the 
        information in the auditor's official records that is required 
        to be used in computing the debt limit of the district under 
        section 475.53, subdivision 4.  The clerk's and treasurer's 
        certificate shall show, as to each outstanding bond issue of 
        each member district, the amount originally issued, the purpose 
        for which issued, the date of issue, the amount remaining unpaid 
        as of the date of the resolution, and the interest rates and due 
        dates and amounts of principal thereon.  Applications and 
        necessary data must be in the form prescribed by the 
        commissioner and the rules of the state board of education.  
        When an application is received, the commissioner shall obtain 
        from the commissioner of revenue, and from the public utilities 
        commission when required, the information in their official 
        records that is required to be used in computing the debt limit 
        of the joint powers district under section 475.53, subdivision 4.
           Sec. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 124.494, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [AWARD OF GRANTS.] (a) The commissioner shall 
        examine and consider all applications for grants, and if any 
        joint powers district is found not qualified, the commissioner 
        shall promptly notify that joint powers board.  On July 1 of 
        1989, the commissioner shall make awards to no more than two 
        qualified applicants whose applications have been on file with 
        the commissioner more than one month.  
           (b) On July 1, 1992, the commissioner shall make awards to 
        no more than two groups of districts.  Notwithstanding 
        paragraphs (a) and (c), the first grant shall be made to the 
        group of districts consisting of independent school districts 
        No. 240, Blue Earth; No. 225, Winnebago; No. 219, Elmore; and 
        No. 218, Delevan, if that group has submitted an application and 
        if the application has been approved.  The second grant, if 
        money remains, shall be made to the group of districts that make 
        up the Grant county project, if that group has submitted an 
        application and if that application has been approved.  
        Applications must be filed on or before June 1, 1992, for the 
        July 1, 1992, grant award consideration.  
           (c) A grant award is subject to verification by the joint 
        powers districts district as specified in subdivision 6.  A 
        grant award for a new facility must not be made until the site 
        of the secondary facility has been determined.  A grant award to 
        remodel or improve an existing facility must not be made until 
        the districts have reorganized.  If the total amount of the 
        approved applications exceeds the amount that is or can be made 
        available, the commissioner shall allot the available amount 
        equally between the approved applicant districts.  The 
        commissioner shall promptly certify to each qualified joint 
        powers district the amount, if any, of the grant awarded to it. 
           Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        124.494, subdivision 4a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [COLOCATION GRANT.] A group of districts that 
        receives a grant for a new facility under subdivision 4 is also 
        eligible to receive an additional grant in the amount of 
        $1,000,000.  To receive the additional grant, the group of 
        districts must develop a plan under subdivision 2, paragraph 
        (d), that provides for the location of a significant number of 
        noneducational student and community service programs within the 
        cooperative secondary facility. 
           Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 124.494, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [REFERENDUM; BOND ISSUE.] Within 180 days after 
        being awarded a grant for a new facility under subdivision 4, 
        the joint powers board shall submit the question of authorizing 
        the borrowing of funds for the secondary facility to the voters 
        of the joint powers district at a special election, which may be 
        held in conjunction with the annual election of the school board 
        members of the member districts.  The question submitted shall 
        state the total amount of funding needed from all sources.  A 
        majority of those voting in the affirmative on the question is 
        sufficient to authorize the joint powers board to accept the 
        grant and to issue the bonds on public sale in accordance with 
        chapter 475.  The clerk of the joint powers board must certify 
        the vote of the bond election to the commissioner of education.  
        If the question is approved by the voters, the commissioner 
        shall notify the approved applicant districts that the grant 
        amount certified under subdivision 4 is available and 
        appropriated for payment under this subdivision.  If a majority 
        of those voting on the question do not vote in the affirmative, 
        the grant must be canceled. 
           Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 124.494, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [CONTRACT.] Each grant must be evidenced by a 
        contract between the joint powers board and the state acting 
        through the commissioner.  The contract obligates the state to 
        pay to the joint powers board an amount computed according to 
        subdivision 4, and according to a schedule, and terms and 
        conditions acceptable to the commissioner of finance. 
           Sec. 62.  [124C.498] [METROPOLITAN MAGNET SCHOOL GRANTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [POLICY AND PURPOSE.] A metropolitan magnet 
        school grant program is established for the purpose of promoting 
        integrated education for students in prekindergarten through 
        grade 12, increase mutual understanding among all students, and 
        address the inability of local school districts to provide 
        required construction funds through local property taxes.  The 
        program seeks to encourage school districts located in whole or 
        in part within the seven county metropolitan area to make 
        available to school age children residing in the metropolitan 
        area those educational programs, services, and facilities that 
        are essential to meeting all children's needs and abilities.  
        The program anticipates using the credit of the state, to a 
        limited degree, to provide grants to metropolitan area school 
        districts to improve the educational opportunities and academic 
        achievement of disadvantaged children and the facilities that 
        are available to those children.  
           Subd. 2.  [APPROVAL AUTHORITY; APPLICATION FORMS.] To the 
        extent money is available, the commissioner of education, may 
        approve projects from applications submitted under this 
        section.  The grant money must be used only to acquire, 
        construct, remodel, or improve the building or site of a magnet 
        school facility according to contracts entered into within 15 
        months after the date on which a grant is awarded. 
           Subd. 3.  [GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS.] (a) Any group of 
        school districts that meets the criteria required under 
        paragraph (b)(i) may apply for a magnet school grant in an 
        amount not to exceed $10,000,000 for the approved construction 
        costs of a magnet school facility. 
           (b)(i) Any group of districts that submits an application 
        for a grant shall submit a proposal to the commissioner for 
        review and comment under section 121.15, and the commissioner 
        shall prepare a review and comment on the proposed magnet school 
        facility, regardless of the amount of the capital expenditure 
        required to acquire, construct, remodel, or improve the 
        facility.  The commissioner must not approve an application for 
        a magnet school grant for any facility unless the facility 
        receives a favorable review and comment under section 121.15 and 
        the participating districts: 
           (1) establish a joint powers board under section 471.59 to 
        represent all participating districts and govern the magnet 
        school facility; 
           (2) design the planned magnet school facility to meet the 
        applicable requirements contained in Minnesota Rules, chapter 
        3535; 
           (3) submit a statement of need, including reasons why the 
        magnet school will facilitate integration and improve learning; 
           (4) prepare an educational plan, that includes input from 
        both community and professional staff; and 
           (5) develop an education program that will improve learning 
        opportunities for students attending the magnet school. 
           (ii) The districts may develop a plan that permits social 
        service, health, and other programs serving students and 
        community residents to be located within the magnet school 
        facility.  The commissioner shall consider this plan when 
        preparing a review and comment on the proposed facility.  
           (c) When two or more districts enter into an agreement 
        establishing a joint powers board to govern the magnet school 
        facility, all member districts shall have the same powers.  
           (d) A joint powers board of participating school districts 
        established under paragraphs (b) and (c) that intends to apply 
        for a grant shall adopt a resolution stating the costs of the 
        proposed project, the purpose for which the debt is to be 
        incurred, and an estimate of the dates when the contracts for 
        the proposed project will be completed.  A copy of the 
        resolution must accompany any application for a state grant 
        under this section. 
           (e)(i) The commissioner shall examine and consider all 
        grant applications.  If the commissioner finds that any joint 
        powers district is not a qualified grant applicant, the 
        commissioner shall promptly notify that joint powers board.  The 
        commissioner shall make awards to no more than two qualified 
        applicants whose applications have been on file with the 
        commissioner more than 30 days.  
           (ii) A grant award is subject to verification by the joint 
        powers board under paragraph (f).  A grant award must not be 
        made until the participating districts determine the site of the 
        magnet school facility.  If the total amount of the approved 
        applications exceeds the amount of grant funding that is or can 
        be made available, the commissioner shall allot the available 
        amount equally between the approved applicant districts.  The 
        commissioner shall promptly certify to each qualified joint 
        powers board the amount, if any, of the grant awarded to it. 
           (f) Each grant must be evidenced by a contract between the 
        joint powers board and the state acting through the 
        commissioner.  The contract obligates the state to pay to the 
        joint powers board an amount computed according to paragraph 
        (e)(ii) and a schedule, and terms and conditions acceptable to 
        the commissioner of finance. 
           Sec. 63.  [134.45] [LIBRARY ACCESSIBILITY GRANTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION; DEFINITION.] Public library 
        jurisdictions may apply to the commissioner of education for 
        grants to improve accessibility to their library facilities.  
        For the purposes of this section, "public library jurisdictions" 
        means regional public library systems, regional library 
        districts, cities, and counties operating libraries under 
        chapter 134. 
           Subd. 2.  [APPROVAL BY COMMISSIONER.] The commissioner of 
        education, in consultation with the state council on disability, 
        may approve or disapprove applications under this section.  The 
        grant money must be used only to remove architectural barriers 
        from a building or site. 
           Subd. 3.  [APPLICATION FORMS.] The commissioner of 
        education shall prepare application forms and establish 
        application dates.  
           Subd. 4.  [MATCH.] A public library jurisdiction applying 
        for a grant under this section must match the grant with local 
        funds. 
           Subd. 5.  [QUALIFICATION.] A public library jurisdiction 
        may apply for a grant in an amount up to 50 percent of the 
        approved costs of removing architectural barriers from a 
        building or site. 
           Subd. 6.  [AWARD OF GRANTS.] The commissioner, in 
        consultation with the state council on disability, shall examine 
        and consider all applications for grants.  If a public library 
        jurisdiction is found not qualified, the commissioner shall 
        promptly notify it.  The commissioner shall prioritize grants on 
        the following bases:  the public library jurisdiction's tax 
        burden, the long-term feasibility of the project, the 
        suitability of the project, and the need for the project.  If 
        the total amount of the applications exceeds the amount that is 
        or can be made available, the commissioner shall award grants 
        according to the commissioner's judgment and discretion and 
        based upon a ranking of the projects according to the factors 
        listed in this subdivision.  The commissioner shall promptly 
        certify to each public library jurisdiction the amount, if any, 
        of the grant awarded to it. 
           Subd. 7.  [PROJECT BUDGET.] A public library jurisdiction 
        that receives a grant must provide the commissioner with the 
        project budget and any other information the commissioner 
        requests. 
           Sec. 64.  [135A.045] [POST-SECONDARY SYSTEMS.] 
           Each post-secondary governing board shall report on any 
        petroleum tank release cleanup account reimbursements as part of 
        each biennial budget request.  The board shall specify its costs 
        in relation to any tank removal, replacement, and cleanup and 
        shall identify all petroleum tank release cleanup account 
        reimbursements it received or assigned and the specific activity 
        for which the reimbursement or assignment was made.  The board 
        must place all reimbursements it receives into its capital 
        repair and betterment account. 
           Sec. 65.  [135A.046] [HIGHER EDUCATION ASSET PRESERVATION 
        AND RENEWAL.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE.] The legislature recognizes that 
        post-secondary governing boards operate campus physical plants 
        that in number, size, and programmatic use differ significantly 
        from the physical plants operated by state departments and 
        agencies.  However, the legislature recognizes the need for 
        standards to aid in categorizing and funding capital projects.  
        The purpose of this section is to provide standards for those 
        higher education projects that are intended to preserve and 
        replace existing campus facilities. 
           Subd. 2.  [STANDARDS.] Capital budget expenditures for 
        Higher Education Asset Preservation and Renewal (HEAPR) projects 
        must be for one or more of the following:  code compliance 
        including health and safety, Americans with Disabilities Act 
        requirements, hazardous material abatement, access improvement, 
        or air quality improvement; building or infrastructure repairs 
        necessary to preserve the interior and exterior of existing 
        buildings; or renewal to support the existing programmatic 
        mission of the campuses. 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORTING PRIORITIES.] Each post-secondary 
        governing board shall establish priorities within its HEAPR 
        projects.  By December 31 of each year, it shall submit a list 
        of those priorities for which capital bonding appropriations 
        will be sought in the next legislative session, as well as a 
        list of the projects that have received bond proceeds during 
        that calendar year to the chairs of the higher education finance 
        divisions, the senate finance committee, and the house of 
        representatives capital investment committee. 
           Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 135A.06, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [CAPITAL REQUESTS.] A capital budget request 
        submitted by a system must specifically relate a proposed 
        capital project to the plans required under this section. 
           In its planning for new program offerings at a particular 
        campus, each public post-secondary governing board shall 
        consider the availability of physical space and the adequacy of 
        facilities at that campus.  If the board determines that new 
        space or facilities are required, it shall examine the 
        feasibility of developing the program at a different campus 
        within its system or in cooperation with other systems and the 
        higher education board.  In planning for new library facilities, 
        each public post-secondary governing board shall consider 
        whether on-campus student study space needs can be more 
        efficiently accommodated within existing facilities. 
           Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        136.261, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURCHASE OF NEIGHBORING PROPERTY.] The 
        state university board may purchase property adjacent to or in 
        the vicinity of the campuses as necessary for the development of 
        the universities.  Before taking action, the board shall consult 
        with the chairs of the senate finance committee and the house 
        ways and means committee about the proposed action.  The board 
        shall explain the need to acquire property, specify the property 
        to be acquired, and indicate the source and amount of money 
        needed for the acquisition.  The amount needed may be spent from 
        sums previously appropriated for purposes of the state 
        universities, including but not limited to general fund 
        appropriations for instructional or noninstructional 
        expenditures, general fund appropriations carried forward, or 
        university activity fund appropriations.  
           Sec. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 136.651, is 
        amended to read: 
           136.651 [SURPLUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAND.] 
           At the request of the state board for community colleges, 
        the commissioner of administration shall transfer and convey, or 
        lease for a term of years, state land under the control of but 
        no longer needed by a community college to the city where the 
        community college is located.  The land must be used by the city 
        for student housing.  The conveyance must be made for no 
        monetary consideration, and by quitclaim deed in a form approved 
        by the attorney general.  The deed must provide that the land 
        reverts to the state if it is no longer used for student housing 
        unless the owner of improvements on the land agrees before the 
        reversion to pay the state the value of the unimproved land as 
        determined by the commissioner before the improvements were 
        made.  The commissioner shall inflate the value of the 
        unimproved land by three percent compounded annually for each 
        year of ownership after the improvements were made.  For 
        purposes of determining the value, the commissioner shall 
        designate two or more of the regularly appointed and qualified 
        state appraisers to determine the value of the land. 
           Sec. 69.  [LIBRARY PLANNING TASK FORCE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [TASK FORCE MEMBERSHIP.] An 18-member 
        planning task force for library and information services shall 
        be established and shall be composed of:  three representatives 
        appointed by the chancellor of the higher education board, one 
        of whom may be serving on the MINITEX advisory committee; two 
        representatives appointed by the president of the University of 
        Minnesota, one of whom may be serving on the MINITEX advisory 
        committee; one representative appointed by the president of the 
        Minnesota private college council; the director of MINITEX; one 
        representative appointed by the commissioner of finance; one 
        representative appointed by the executive director of the 
        Minnesota higher education coordinating board; the director of 
        the office of library development and services; five 
        representatives of public libraries appointed by the director of 
        library development and services; two representatives of 
        elementary and secondary schools appointed by the commissioner 
        of education; and one representative appointed by the governor.  
        The executive director of the Minnesota higher education 
        coordinating board shall confer with the other appointing 
        authorities to ensure that at least one-half of the task force 
        members are employed in occupations unrelated to library 
        science.  The executive director of the Minnesota higher 
        education coordinating board shall convene the first meeting of 
        the task force. 
           Subd. 2.  [PLAN REVIEW.] The task force may review plans 
        for proposed library projects, not including projects which have 
        construction money available before January 1, 1995, to ensure 
        that they: 
           (1) provide statewide access to and are integrated with 
        library, information and archival services and networks; 
           (2) promote coordinated exchange of information among 
        Minnesota's post-secondary systems, public libraries, and school 
        libraries; 
           (3) include the use of appropriate technologies for current 
        and future storage of electronic library information; 
           (4) coordinate use of electronic storage and transmission 
        in providing library and information services; 
           (5) collaborate with multitype and regional public library 
        systems established in Minnesota Statutes, sections 134.20 and 
        134.351; and 
           (6) maximize current library funding sources and identify 
        additional sources. 
           Proposed library projects may be considered for an 
        appropriation after task force review.  The task force shall 
        report on its review of library projects to the legislature by 
        December 15 each year. 
           The task force shall expire on June 30, 1999. 
           Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 167.51, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ACCOUNT; APPROPRIATION.] The commissioner 
        of finance shall maintain in the state bond fund a separate 
        account which shall be designated the Minnesota trunk highway 
        bond account.  On the first day of November December of each 
        year there shall be transferred from the trunk highway fund to 
        the Minnesota trunk highway bond account a sum sufficient, with 
        all money previously transferred to such account, and all income 
        from the investment of such money, to pay all principal and 
        interest then and theretofore due and to become due within the 
        next ensuing year and to and including July 1 in the second 
        ensuing year on Minnesota trunk highway bonds.  There is 
        annually appropriated from the trunk highway fund a sum of money 
        sufficient to carry out the provisions of this subdivision. 
           Sec. 71.  [216C.41] [HYDROPOWER PRODUCTION INCENTIVE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] For purposes of this 
        section, a "qualified hydroelectric facility" or "facility" 
        means a hydroelectric generating facility in this state that: 
           (1) is located at the site of a dam, if the dam was in 
        existence as of March 31, 1994; and 
           (2) begins generating electricity after July 1, 1994. 
           Subd. 2.  [INCENTIVE PAYMENT.] Incentive payments shall be 
        made according to this section to the owner or operator of a 
        qualified hydropower facility for electric energy generated and 
        sold by the facility.  Payment may only be made upon receipt by 
        the commissioner of finance of an incentive payment application 
        that establishes that the applicant is eligible to receive an 
        incentive payment and that satisfies other requirements the 
        commissioner deems necessary.  The application shall be in a 
        form and submitted at a time the commissioner establishes.  
        There is annually appropriated from the general fund sums 
        sufficient to make the payments required under this section.  
           Subd. 3.  [ELIGIBILITY WINDOW.] Payments may be made under 
        this section only for electricity generated from a qualified 
        hydroelectric facility that is operational and generating 
        electricity before January 1, 2001. 
           Subd. 4.  [PAYMENT PERIOD.] A facility may receive payments 
        under this section for a ten-year period.  No payment under this 
        section may be made for electricity generated after December 31, 
        2010.  The payment period begins and runs consecutively from the 
        first year in which electricity generated from the facility is 
        eligible for incentive payment. 
           Subd. 5.  [AMOUNT OF PAYMENT.] An incentive payment is 
        based on the number of kilowatt hours of electricity generated. 
        The amount of the payment is 1.5 cents per kilowatt hour. 
           Sec. 72.  [TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTE; CITY OF ST. PAUL.] 
           The city of St. Paul may establish and maintain a teacher 
        training institute and related activities that provides new 
        models for professional development for teachers.  The city may 
        exercise the powers granted in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        471.191, to acquire and better facilities for the institute.  
        Facilities that have been acquired or bettered in whole or in 
        part with the proceeds of state bonds must be owned by the city 
        but may be leased or managed by a nonprofit organization to 
        carry out the purposes of the institute program established by 
        the city.  The lease or management agreement must comply with 
        the requirements of new Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. 
           Sec. 73.  [268.917] [EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING FACILITIES.] 
           The commissioner may make grants to state agencies and 
        political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities 
        for head start, early childhood and family education facilities, 
        other early childhood intervention programs, or demonstration 
        family service centers housing multiagency collaboratives, with 
        priority to centers in counties or municipalities with the 
        highest number of children living in poverty.  The facilities 
        must be owned by the state or a political subdivision, but may 
        be leased under section 16A.695 to organizations that operate 
        the programs.  The commissioner shall prescribe the terms and 
        conditions of the leases.  A grant for an individual facility 
        must not exceed $200,000.  The commissioner shall give priority 
        to grants that involve collaboration among sponsors of early 
        childhood learning programs.  At least 25 percent of the amounts 
        appropriated for these grants must be used in conjunction with 
        the youth employment and training programs operated by the 
        commissioner.  Eligible programs must consult with appropriate 
        labor organizations to deliver education and training. 
           Sec. 74.  [462.3911] [PRAIRIELAND EXPO.] 
           The southwest regional development commission is authorized 
        to establish, construct, and operate a facility to display, 
        preserve, and interpret historical information and to enhance 
        the tourism potential of the region.  The commission may enter 
        into a lease or management contract with another entity for 
        operation of the facility. 
           Sec. 75.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 471.191, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  Any city operating a program of public 
        recreation and playgrounds pursuant to sections 471.15 to 471.19 
        may acquire or lease, equip, and maintain land, buildings, and 
        other recreational facilities, including, but without 
        limitation, outdoor or indoor swimming pools, skating rinks and 
        arenas, athletic fields, golf courses, marinas, concert halls, 
        museums, and facilities for other kinds of athletic or cultural 
        participation, contests, and exhibitions, together with related 
        automobile parking facilities as defined in section 459.14, and 
        may expend funds for the operation of such program and borrow 
        and expend funds for capital costs thereof pursuant to the 
        provisions of this section.  Any facilities to be operated by a 
        nonprofit corporation, as contemplated in section 471.16, may be 
        leased to the corporation upon such rentals and for such term, 
        not exceeding 30 years, and subject to such other provisions as 
        may be agreed; including but not limited to provisions (a) 
        permitting the lessee, subject to whatever conditions are 
        stated, to provide for the construction and equipment of the 
        facilities by any means available to it and in the manner 
        determined by it, without advertisement for bids as required for 
        other municipal facilities, and (b) granting the lessee the 
        option to renew the lease upon such conditions and rentals, or 
        to purchase the facilities at such price, as may be agreed; 
        provided that (c) any such lease shall require the lessee to pay 
        net rentals sufficient to pay the principal, interest, 
        redemption premiums, and other expenses when due with respect to 
        all city bonds issued for the acquisition or betterment of the 
        facilities, less such amount of taxes and special assessments, 
        if any, as may become payable in any year of the term of the 
        lease, on the land, building, or other facilities leased, and 
        (d) no option shall be granted to purchase the facilities at any 
        time at a price less than the amount required to pay all 
        principal and interest to become due on such bonds to the 
        earliest date or dates on which they may be paid and redeemed, 
        and all redemption premiums and other expenses of such payment 
        and redemption.  
           Sec. 76.  [PROGRAM FUNDING.] 
           Recipients of grants from money appropriated in this act 
        must demonstrate to the commissioner of the agency making the 
        grant that the recipient has the ability and a plan to fund the 
        program intended for the facility. 
           Sec. 77.  [RENT STUDY.] 
           The commissioner of administration must report on rent 
        billing to state agencies for the use of state facilities.  The 
        report must include: 
           (1) the amount of rent billed; 
           (2) a description of the way rent amounts are determined; 
           (3) an explanation of the disposition of rent proceeds; 
           (4) recommendations on ways that state agency rent billings 
        can be used to fund capital asset preservation and repair needs 
        in state facilities, replacing the program established in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632; and 
           (5) other information which the commissioner deems relevant.
           The report must be submitted to the legislature by January 
        31, 1995. 
           Sec. 78.  [AGENCY LOCATION STUDY.] 
           To enable the legislature to assess the administration's 
        assertion that public agencies need to be located in close 
        proximity to the state capitol, the commissioner of 
        administration shall study the feasibility of developing a 
        public agency corridor in St. Paul.  The study shall include the 
        area that runs from I94 south to east 7th place between Cedar 
        and Jackson streets.  The study shall include a comparison of 
        the building costs and building restrictions in the designated 
        area as compared to the immediate capitol area.  In addition the 
        study shall evaluate the issues of public and employee 
        locational preferences, access to locations by the public using 
        various forms of transportation, parking availability, 
        interagency convenience in communications and the general 
        overall impact the development would have on the city of St. 
        Paul.  The study shall be completed and a report made to the 
        legislature by December 15, 1994. 
           Sec. 79.  [SECURE JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY CONSTRUCTION 
        GRANTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GRANTS AUTHORIZED.] The commissioner of 
        corrections shall make grants to Hennepin county, Ramsey county, 
        or groups of counties, excluding counties in the joint powers 
        board operating the northwestern Minnesota juvenile training 
        center for grants made in 1994 or 1995, for up to 75 percent of 
        the construction cost of secure juvenile detention and treatment 
        facilities.  The commissioner shall ensure that grants are 
        distributed so that facilities are available for both male and 
        female juveniles, and that the needs of very young offenders can 
        be met.  The commissioner shall also require that programming in 
        the facilities be culturally specific and sensitive.  To the 
        extent possible, grants should be made for facilities or living 
        units of 15 beds or fewer.  No more than one grant shall be made 
        in each judicial district.  Grant proposals may include more 
        than one site.  
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATIONS.] Applications for grants shall be 
        submitted to the commissioner using forms and instructions which 
        the commissioner shall provide.  The commissioner must notify 
        counties, excluding counties in the joint powers board operating 
        the northwestern Minnesota juvenile training center for grants 
        made in 1994 or 1995, of the amount available for grants under 
        this section for the counties in their judicial district.  
        Applications can be submitted by Hennepin county, Ramsey county, 
        or by a group of counties, excluding counties in the joint 
        powers board operating the northwestern Minnesota juvenile 
        training center for grants made in 1994 or 1995.  The 
        application must indicate that all counties in the judicial 
        district have been consulted in the development of the proposal 
        for the facility.  If a county bordering a judicial district 
        requests to join with counties in the adjoining judicial 
        district, the commissioner may allow the county to cooperate in 
        the grant application with the counties in the adjoining 
        district.  If the commissioner allows this, the commissioner 
        shall reallocate the grant money attributable to that county to 
        the judicial district with which the county will be cooperating. 
           Subd. 3.  [ELIGIBILITY.] Applicants must include a 
        cooperative plan for the secure detention and treatment of 
        juveniles among the applicant counties.  The cooperative plan 
        must identify the location of facilities.  Facilities must be 
        located within 15 miles of a permanent chambers within the 
        judicial district, as specified in section 2.722, or at the site 
        of an existing county home facility, as authorized in section 
        260.094, or at the site of an existing detention home, as 
        authorized in section 260.101. 
           Subd. 4.  [ALLOCATION FORMULA.] (a) The commissioner must 
        determine the amount available for grants for counties in each 
        judicial district under this subdivision. 
           (b) Five percent of the money appropriated for these grants 
        shall be allocated for the counties in each judicial district 
        for a mileage distribution allowance in proportion to the 
        percent each county's surface area comprises of the total 
        surface area of the state.  Ninety-five percent of the money 
        appropriated for these grants shall be allocated for the 
        counties in each judicial district using the formula in section 
        401.10. 
           (c) The amount allocated for all counties within a judicial 
        district shall be totaled to determine the amount available for 
        a grant within that judicial district.  Amounts attributable to 
        a county which the commissioner has authorized to cooperate in a 
        grant with a county or counties in an adjacent judicial district 
        shall be reallocated to that judicial district. 
           Subd. 5.  [AWARD OF GRANT.] The commissioner shall 
        determine the amount of the grant for each applicant.  Prior to 
        determining the amount of the grant, the commissioner must 
        determine that a facility of the size proposed is needed in the 
        proposed service area, and that the proposed facility meets the 
        minimum standards and requirements established by the 
        commissioner under section 241.0221, subdivision 4, paragraph 
        (a).  The commissioner may reduce the amount of the grant below 
        the amount requested by the applicant if the commissioner 
        determines that the facility could be constructed at lesser 
        cost, or that a smaller facility is warranted.  Grants shall be 
        for up to 75 percent of the cost of the facility, but not to 
        exceed the amount allocated for the counties in the judicial 
        district under subdivision 4.  The grant may only be used for 
        capital expenditures to acquire, design, construct, renovate, 
        equip, and furnish a secure juvenile detention and treatment 
        facility. 
           Subd. 6.  [AGREEMENT.] Counties receiving grants must agree 
        to provide the money needed to finance the nonstate share of the 
        cost of construction of the facility, and if the grant is to a 
        group of counties, the counties must specify how this cost is 
        allocated among the counties in the group.  In Hennepin and 
        Ramsey counties, no more than 50 percent of this amount may be 
        used for short-term preadjudication secure beds, and each 
        facility shall have secure long-term postadjudication beds but 
        may have no more than 15 secure long-term postadjudication 
        beds.  Counties receiving grants must also agree that the county 
        or group of counties will operate the facility according to the 
        minimum standards and requirements established by the 
        commissioner under section 241.0221, subdivision 4, paragraph 
        (a).  Counties and groups of counties receiving grants must also 
        agree to make beds available to all other counties in the 
        judicial district.  All costs of operation of the facility must 
        be paid by the county or counties receiving the grants, except 
        that costs for juveniles placed in the facility may be billed to 
        their county of residence by agreement among the counties or by 
        law.  
           Subd. 7.  [BONDS FOR LOCAL SHARE.] Counties receiving a 
        grant under this section may issue general obligation bonds 
        under chapter 475 without an election to finance the nonstate 
        share of the cost of the facility, and the indebtedness will not 
        be included in the net debt limit of the county.  Groups of 
        counties receiving a grant may issue these bonds individually, 
        or may agree that the bonds will be issued by a single county, 
        with the full faith, credit, and taxing power of each of the 
        counties in the group pledged for the repayment of the 
        obligations. 
           Subd. 8.  [REALLOCATION OF UNUSED GRANT MONEY.] On December 
        31, 1995, the commissioner shall determine whether any money 
        remains of the appropriations made in 1994 for the purposes of 
        this section.  If any money remains that has not been granted to 
        counties, the commissioner shall invite counties to submit 
        applications for capital improvements to acquire or better 
        publicly owned secure juvenile detention facilities.  The 
        commissioner shall consider the needs of applicants for 
        improvements at the facilities and shall make grants to counties 
        whose needs, in the commissioner's judgment, are greatest. 
           Sec. 80.  [PROGRAM FUNDING.] 
           A private nonprofit organization that leases or manages a 
        facility acquired or bettered with grant money appropriated in 
        this act must demonstrate to the commissioner of the agency 
        making the grant that the organization has the ability and a 
        plan to fund the program intended for the facility. 
           Sec. 81.  [MUSEUMS IN ST. PAUL.] 
           The city of St. Paul may establish and maintain one or more 
        museums for purposes of public education and enlightenment, 
        including but not limited to a museum of natural science and 
        technology and a museum for children.  The city may exercise the 
        powers granted in Minnesota Statutes, section 471.191, to 
        acquire and better facilities for a museum.  Museum facilities 
        that have been acquired or bettered in whole or in part with the 
        proceeds of state bonds must be owned by the city but may be 
        leased to or managed by a nonprofit organization to carry out 
        the purposes of the museum program established by the city.  The 
        lease or management agreement must comply with the requirements 
        of new Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. 
           Sec. 82.  [GUIDELINES FOR CAPITAL PROJECT GRANTS.] 
           The commissioner of finance shall develop budget guidelines 
        for capital improvement projects that involve grants to 
        political subdivisions to acquire and better facilities to be 
        used for educational or cultural purposes.  The commissioner 
        shall give particular attention to projects where the facilities 
        will be leased to or managed by a nonprofit organization.  The 
        commissioner shall review budget guidelines and processes used 
        by other states to evaluate and prioritize projects of this 
        kind.  The commissioner shall consider for inclusion in the 
        guidelines a method of measuring the fiscal capacity and fiscal 
        effort of nonprofit organizations and the political subdivisions 
        to whom the grants are proposed to be paid.  The commissioner 
        shall report proposed guidelines to the legislature by November 
        15, 1994. 
           Sec. 83.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This act is effective the day after its final enactment, 
        except that section 71 is effective July 1, 1994, and applies to 
        electricity produced on and after that date. 
           Section 68 applies to land improved after July 1, 1994. 
           Presented to the governor May 9, 1994 
           Signed by the governor May 16, 1994, 3:10 p.m.