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                            CHAPTER 220-S.F.No. 106 
                  An act relating to the organization and operation of 
                  state government; appropriating money for 
                  environmental, natural resource, and agricultural 
                  purposes; adding provisions relating to native 
                  vegetation; modifying provisions relating to 
                  disposition of certain revenues from state trust 
                  lands, sales of software, agricultural and 
                  environmental loans and grants, food handlers, ethanol 
                  and oxygenated fuels, registration fees for 
                  recreational vehicles and boats, the citizen's council 
                  on Voyageurs National Park, local recreation grants, 
                  state trails and canal and boating routes, zoo 
                  admission charges, watercraft surcharge, trout and 
                  salmon stamp, deer hunting licenses, water 
                  information, watershed district rules, sewage sludge, 
                  expenditure of money in the environmental trust fund, 
                  well sealing grants, pollution control agency fees, 
                  used motor oil and filters, and payments in lieu of 
                  taxes; establishing the Passing on the Farm Center; 
                  adding provisions relating to forest resource 
                  management; establishing special critical habitat 
                  license plates; authorizing establishment of a 
                  shooting area in Sand Dunes State Forest; abolishing 
                  the harmful substance compensation board and account; 
                  extending performance reporting requirements; 
                  providing for easements across state trails in certain 
                  circumstances; establishing a council and task forces; 
                  repealing requirements relating to fish taken in 
                  Canada; amending Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 
                  15.50, by adding a subdivision; 15.91, subdivision 1; 
                  16A.125; 16B.405, subdivision 2; 17.117, subdivisions 
                  2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, and by adding 
                  subdivisions; 28A.03; 28A.08; 41A.09, by adding 
                  subdivisions; 41B.02, subdivision 20; 41B.03, 
                  subdivision 6; 41B.04, subdivision 17; 41B.043, 
                  subdivisions 1b, 2, and 3; 41B.045, subdivision 2; 
                  41B.046, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; 
                  84.631; 84.788, subdivision 3; 84.798, subdivision 3; 
                  84.82, subdivision 2; 84.922, subdivision 2; 84.943, 
                  subdivision 3; 84B.11, subdivision 1; 85.015, 
                  subdivision 11, and by adding a subdivision; 85.019; 
                  85.32, subdivision 1; 85A.02, subdivision 17; 86.72, 
                  subdivision 1; 86B.415, subdivisions 7 and 8; 86B.870, 
                  subdivision 1; 89.001, subdivision 8; 92.46, 
                  subdivision 1; 97C.305, subdivision 1; 103A.43; 
                  103D.335, subdivision 19; 103F.725, subdivision 1a; 
                  103H.151, by adding a subdivision; 103I.331, 
                  subdivision 4; 115A.03, subdivision 29; 115A.908, 
                  subdivision 3; 115B.20, subdivision 1; 115B.25, 
                  subdivision 1a; 115B.26, subdivision 2; 115B.41, 
                  subdivision 1; 115B.42; 115C.03, subdivision 9; 
                  116.07, subdivision 4d; 116.12, subdivision 1; 116.96, 
                  subdivision 5; 116C.69, subdivision 3; 116P.11; 
                  239.011, subdivision 2; 239.54; 239.791, subdivision 
                  8; 296.02, by adding a subdivision; 325E.10, 
                  subdivision 1; 325E.11; 446A.07, subdivision 8; 
                  446A.071, subdivision 2; 473.845, subdivision 2; 
                  477A.12; and 477A.14; Laws 1992, chapter 558, section 
                  17; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
                  Statutes, chapters 17; 28A; 84; 89; 116; 168; 177; and 
                  325E; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota 
                  Statutes, chapter 89A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 
                  1994, sections 28A.08, subdivision 2; 41A.09, 
                  subdivisions 2, 3, and 5; 97A.531, subdivisions 2, 3, 
                  4, 5, and 6; 97B.301, subdivision 5; 115B.26, 
                  subdivision 1; 239.791, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, and 9; 
                  296.02, subdivision 7; 325E.0951, subdivision 5; and 
                  446A.071, subdivision 7; Laws 1993, chapter 172, 
                  section 10. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
        Section 1.  [ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
        the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
        available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
        figures "1995," "1996," and "1997," where used in this act, mean 
        that the appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
        available for the year ending June 30, 1995, June 30, 1996, or 
        June 30, 1997, respectively.  
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                     1995        1996           1997          TOTAL
        General   $  140,000  $161,448,000   $157,190,000  $318,778,000
        Environmental           20,952,000     21,217,000    42,169,000
        Solid Waste  130,000     5,819,000      5,743,000    11,692,000
        Petroleum Tank           2,386,000      2,659,000     5,045,000
        Metro Landfill 
        Contingency Trust          134,000        134,000       268,000
        Special 
        Revenue      122,000    10,386,000     10,379,000    20,887,000
        Natural Resources       18,818,000     19,145,000    37,963,000
        Game and Fish           51,477,000     51,339,000   102,816,000
        Environmental 
        Trust      2,240,000    15,604,000        -0-        17,844,000
        Minnesota      
        Future Resources        15,083,000        -0-        15,083,000
        Oil Overcharge           2,055,000        -0-         2,055,000
        Permanent University       -0-            500,000       500,000
        Highway User  
        Tax Distribution            50,000        -0-            50,000
        Great Lakes  
        Protection                130,000                       130,000 
        TOTAL      2,632,000   304,342,000    268,306,000   575,280,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                     1995         1996         1997 
        Sec. 2.  POLLUTION CONTROL    
        AGENCY  
        Subdivision 1.  Total           
        Appropriation             130,000     39,891,000    38,183,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              11,572,000     9,441,000
        Environmental        19,342,000    19,607,000
        Solid Waste  130,000  5,679,000     5,643,000
        Metro Landfill 
        Contingency             134,000       134,000
        Special Revenue         778,000       699,000
        Petroleum Tank        2,386,000     2,659,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Water Pollution Control 
            11,178,000      9,109,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               8,104,000     6,123,000
        Environmental         3,074,000     2,986,000
        $1,946,000 the first year is for grants 
        to local units of government for the 
        clean water partnership program.  Any 
        unencumbered balance remaining in the 
        first year does not cancel and is 
        available for the second year of the 
        biennium. 
        General fund money appropriated for the 
        nonpoint source pollution Minnesota 
        River project must be matched by 
        federal dollars. 
        Of this amount, $855,000 in each fiscal 
        year is for grants for county 
        administration of the feedlot permit 
        program.  This amount is transferred to 
        the board of water and soil resources 
        for disbursement in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.3369, 
        in cooperation with the pollution 
        control agency.  Grants must be matched 
        with a combination of local cash and/or 
        in-kind contributions.  Counties 
        receiving these grants shall submit an 
        annual report to the pollution control 
        agency regarding activities conducted 
        under the grant, expenditures made, and 
        local match contributions.  First 
        priority for funding shall be given to 
        counties that have requested and 
        received delegation from the pollution 
        control agency for processing of animal 
        feedlot permit applications under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116.07, 
        subdivision 7.  Delegated counties 
        shall be eligible to receive a grant of 
        $5,000 plus either:  $15 multiplied by 
        the number of livestock or poultry 
        farms with sales greater than $10,000, 
        as reported in the 1992 Census of 
        Agriculture, published by the United 
        States Bureau of Census; or $25 
        multiplied by the number of feedlots 
        with greater than ten animal units as 
        determined by a level 2 or level 3 
        feedlot inventory conducted in 
        accordance with the Feedlot Inventory 
        Guidebook published by the board of 
        water and soil resources, dated June 
        1991.  To receive the additional 
        funding that is based on the county 
        feedlot inventory, the county shall 
        submit a copy of the inventory to the 
        pollution control agency.  Any 
        remaining money is for distribution to 
        all counties on a competitive basis 
        through the challenge grant process for 
        the conducting of feedlot inventories, 
        development of delegated county feedlot 
        programs, and for information and 
        education or technical assistance 
        efforts to reduce feedlot-related 
        pollution hazards. 
        The governor shall appoint an advisory 
        task force to examine the point source 
        permitting program in the water quality 
        division of the agency.  The task force 
        must include representatives of 
        industrial and municipal permittees 
        regulated by the agency and 
        environmental interest groups.  The 
        task force shall report to the governor 
        and chairs of the senate finance and 
        house of representatives ways and means 
        committees, and chairs of the 
        environmental policy and finance 
        committees and divisions of the senate 
        and house of representatives by 
        November 30, 1995.  The report must 
        address the following issues:  (1) what 
        constitutes an adequate point source 
        permitting program; (2) what the 
        associated costs are of running an 
        adequate program; (3) how these costs 
        should be allocated and funded; (4) 
        load-based fees; (5) fees for 
        permittees that have violations 
        requiring enforcement actions; (6) how 
        to improve public access to information 
        concerning toxic pollutants in 
        permitted discharges; and (7) a time 
        reporting system to improve tracking of 
        resource usage.  The task force expires 
        on December 1, 1995. 
        The pollution control agency shall, by 
        January 1, 1996, provide the chairs of 
        the house environment and natural 
        resources finance committee and the 
        senate environmental and natural 
        resources finance division with the 
        following information: 
        (1) a list of all wastewater treatment 
        facility upgrade and construction 
        projects the agency has identified as 
        necessary to meet existing and proposed 
        water quality standards and 
        regulations; 
        (2) an estimate of the total project 
        costs and an estimate in the increase 
        in sewer service rates resulting from 
        these project costs; 
        (3) a list of existing and proposed 
        state water quality standards that are 
        not required under federal law; 
        (4) a list of existing and proposed 
        state water quality standards that are 
        more stringent than is necessary to 
        comply with federal law; and 
        (5) recommendations from the agency for 
        alternative methods to prioritize the 
        projects listed in clause (1).  
        The commissioner is required to comply 
        with this mandate only to the extent 
        that funding is available to perform 
        the additional oversight and 
        engineering and fiscal review. 
        $165,000 in the second year is for the 
        operation of water quality monitoring 
        stations. 
        Subd. 3.  Air Pollution Control 
             7,082,000      7,217,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Environmental         6,304,000     6,518,000
        Special Revenue         778,000       699,000
        Up to $100,000 in fiscal year 1996 and 
        $150,000 in fiscal year 1997 may be 
        transferred to the small business 
        environmental loan account established 
        in Minnesota Statutes, section 116.992. 
        $200,000 each year is for a monitoring 
        program under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116.454. 
        By February 1, 1996, the pollution 
        control agency, in consultation with 
        the public utilities commission, the 
        department of public service, 
        representatives from the electric 
        utility industry, and other interested 
        parties, shall: 
        (1) conduct an assessment of the effect 
        that the market for the sale of sulphur 
        dioxide emission credits by entities 
        within the state has had on the state's 
        environment; and 
        (2) make recommendations to the 
        legislature regarding measures the 
        state could take to increase the 
        positive effect of this market on the 
        environment, including whether the 
        legislature should create a sulphur 
        dioxide reduction fund into which the 
        proceeds of the sale of sulphur dioxide 
        emission credits could be placed and 
        used to fund programs for the reduction 
        of sulphur dioxide emissions. 
        Subd. 4.  Groundwater and Solid Waste
        Management 
             8,009,000      7,985,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Environmental         3,199,000     3,213,000
        Metro Landfill 
        Contingency             126,000       126,000
        Solid Waste           4,684,000     4,646,000
        $1,000,000 is transferred from the 
        motor vehicle transfer account in the 
        environmental fund to the environmental 
        response, compensation, and compliance 
        account in the environmental fund and 
        is appropriated as provided in this 
        subdivision. 
        All money in the environmental 
        response, compensation, and compliance 
        account in the environmental fund not 
        otherwise appropriated is appropriated 
        to the commissioners of the pollution 
        control agency and the department of 
        agriculture for purposes of Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 115B.20, subdivision 
        2, clauses (1), (2), (3), (4), (11), 
        (12), and (13).  At the beginning of 
        each fiscal year, the two commissioners 
        shall jointly submit an annual spending 
        plan to the commissioner of finance 
        that maximizes the utilization of 
        resources and appropriately allocates 
        the money between the two agencies.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 1997. 
        Any unencumbered balance from the 
        metropolitan landfill contingency 
        action trust fund remaining in the 
        first year does not cancel but is 
        available for the second year. 
        The unencumbered balances of the 
        appropriations made to the commissioner 
        of the pollution control agency in Laws 
        1993, chapter 172, section 2, from the 
        motor vehicle transfer account in the 
        environmental fund for grants and 
        administrative costs for development of 
        management alternatives for shredder 
        residue from recyclable steel shall not 
        cancel, but is available through June 
        30, 1997. 
        $5,517,000 from the balance in the 
        motor vehicle transfer account in the 
        environmental fund, shall be 
        transferred to the general fund by June 
        30, 1997. 
        $50,000 is appropriated each year from 
        the solid waste fund for transfer to 
        the commissioner of revenue to enhance 
        compliance and collection of solid 
        waste assessments. 
        Subd. 5.  Hazardous Waste Management 
             5,800,000      6,069,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               1,660,000     1,660,000
        Environmental         2,202,000     2,206,000
        Petroleum Cleanup     1,938,000     2,203,000
        $100,000 the first year is transferred 
        from the motor vehicle transfer account 
        to be credited to the used motor oil 
        reimbursement account. 
        Subd. 6.  Policy and Operational 
        Support 
             7,822,000      7,803,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               1,808,000     1,658,000
        Environmental         4,563,000     4,684,000
        Solid Waste             995,000       997,000
        Metro Landfill
        Contingency               8,000         8,000
        Petroleum Tank          448,000       456,000
        The following amounts are appropriated 
        for the final phase of an environmental 
        computer compliance management system: 
        General                 400,000       400,000
        Environmental         2,055,000     2,055,000
        Petroleum Tank           32,000        32,000
        Subd. 7.  Deficiency Appropriation
        $130,000 is appropriated from the 
        landfill cleanup fund to the 
        commissioner of the pollution control 
        agency for fiscal year 1995 for 
        rulemaking under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 115A.47, and activities related 
        to defense of the statute in federal 
        court. 
        Sec. 3.  OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL 
        ASSISTANCE                            20,487,000     20,487,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              19,146,000    19,146,000
        Environmental         1,341,000     1,341,000
        $14,008,000 the first year and 
        $14,008,000 the second year are for the 
        SCORE block grants to counties. 
        Any unencumbered grant and loan 
        balances in the first year do not 
        cancel but are available for grants and 
        loans in the second year. 
        All money in the metropolitan landfill 
        abatement account in the environmental 
        fund not otherwise appropriated is 
        appropriated to the office of 
        environmental assistance for the 
        purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 
        473.844. 
        Sec. 4.  ZOOLOGICAL BOARD 
        Subdivision 1.  Total
        Appropriation                          5,274,000      5,074,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation are specified in the 
        following subdivisions. 
        Subd. 2.  Biological Programs
               655,000        655,000 
        Subd. 3.  Operations
             4,619,000      4,419,000 
        $200,000 in the first year is for 
        computer systems.  
        Sec. 5.  NATURAL RESOURCES 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation             140,000    159,063,000    158,878,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General   140,000    88,698,000    87,824,000
        Game and Fish        51,477,000    51,339,000 
        Natural Resources    18,788,000    19,115,000
        Permanent University    -0-           500,000
        Solid Waste             100,000       100,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Mineral Resources Management
             4,717,000      4,717,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               4,717,000     4,217,000
        Permanent University    -0-           500,000
        $311,000 the first year and $311,000 
        the second year are for iron ore 
        cooperative research, of which $225,000 
        the first year and $225,000 the second 
        year are available only as matched by 
        $1 of nonstate money for each $1 of 
        state money.  Any unencumbered balance 
        remaining in the first year does not 
        cancel but is available for the second 
        year. 
        $375,000 the first year and $375,000 
        the second year are for mineral 
        diversification.  Any unencumbered 
        balance remaining in the first year 
        does not cancel but is available for 
        the second year.  
        $45,000 the first year and $45,000 the 
        second year are for minerals 
        cooperative environmental research, of 
        which $30,000 the first year and 
        $30,000 the second year are available 
        only as matched by $1 of nonstate money 
        for each $1 of state money.  Any 
        unencumbered balance remaining in the 
        first year does not cancel but is 
        available for the second year. 
        $500,000 the second year is from the 
        university lands and minerals suspense 
        account in the permanent university 
        fund for activities of the commissioner 
        to protect, improve, administer, 
        manage, and otherwise enhance the 
        mineral value of university lands.  
        This is a one-time appropriation.  The 
        board of regents of the University of 
        Minnesota is requested to discuss 
        options with the commissioner of 
        natural resources to determine a method 
        to calculate reasonable costs of the 
        commissioner to maintain the university 
        trust lands.  
        Subd. 3.  Water Resources Management
             8,781,000      8,706,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               8,540,000     8,465,000
        Natural Resources       241,000       241,000
        $95,000 the first year and $95,000 the 
        second year are for a grant to the 
        Mississippi headwaters board for up to 
        50 percent of the cost of implementing 
        the comprehensive plan for the upper 
        Mississippi within areas under its 
        jurisdiction.  
        $17,000 the first year and $17,000 the 
        second year are for payment to the 
        Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to 
        implement its portion of the 
        comprehensive plan for the upper 
        Mississippi.  
        $50,000 is for development and 
        administration of contracts with water 
        well contractors for exploratory 
        drilling and installation of 
        observation wells to characterize the 
        geologic and hydrologic conditions in 
        the southwest region of the state where 
        water supplies are difficult to 
        locate.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 1997, and is 
        contingent on the receipt by the 
        commissioner of $50,000 in nonstate 
        money.  Results must be reported to the 
        legislative water commission by 
        February 15, 1996, and February 15, 
        1997. 
        $25,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1996 under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        103G.701, to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for a grant, 
        requiring no local match, to Morrison 
        county for improving water flow along 
        the easterly shoreline of the 
        Mississippi river near Highway 10 in 
        Morrison county, notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.701, 
        subdivision 4. 
        Subd. 4.  Forest Management 
            30,121,000     31,148,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              29,679,000    30,706,000
        Natural Resources       442,000       442,000
        $2,736,000 the first year and 
        $2,736,000 the second year are for 
        presuppression and suppression costs of 
        emergency fire fighting.  If the 
        appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it.  If 
        these appropriations are insufficient 
        to cover all costs of suppression, the 
        amount necessary to pay for emergency 
        firefighting expenses during the 
        biennium is appropriated from the 
        general fund.  If money is spent under 
        the appropriation in the preceding 
        sentence, the commissioner of natural 
        resources shall, by the 15th day of the 
        following month, report on how the 
        money was spent to the chairs of the 
        senate finance committee, the house of 
        representatives ways and means 
        committee, the finance division of the 
        senate environment and natural 
        resources committee, and the house of 
        representatives environment and natural 
        resources finance committee.  The 
        appropriations may not be transferred.  
        Of this appropriation, $585,000 the 
        first year and $1,430,000 the second 
        year are for implementing the planned 
        timber harvest on state land.  In 
        implementing the planned harvest, the 
        department shall follow existing 
        guidelines for protection of forest 
        resource values.  By November 1, 1996, 
        and November 1, 1997, the commissioner 
        shall submit to the senate environment 
        and natural resources finance division 
        and the house environment and natural 
        resources finance committee a report 
        that includes:  (1) the planned harvest 
        levels for the preceding fiscal year 
        and the fiscal year in which the report 
        is being submitted, and documentation 
        of the methodology used to determine 
        these levels; (2) the volume of, and 
        revenue from, timber sales on state 
        land during the preceding fiscal year; 
        and (3) a description of the resource 
        protection guidelines followed in 
        implementing the planned harvest. 
        $730,000 the first year and $1,007,000 
        the second year are for implementation 
        of the generic environmental impact 
        statement on timber harvesting.  Of 
        these amounts, $140,000 the first year 
        and $140,000 the second year are for 
        transfer to the forest resources 
        council for the council's activities 
        under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 89A. 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 in 
        the second year is an increase in 
        appropriation to the Minnesota 
        conservation corps. 
        $75,000 is appropriated in the first 
        year to preserve and enhance oak 
        savannah stands in Ramsey county and 
        the city of St. Paul.* (The preceding 
        paragraph beginning "$75,000" was 
        vetoed by the governor.) 
        $20,000 in the first year is for 
        construction of a recreational shooting 
        area at Sand Dunes state forest. 
        Subd. 5.  Parks and Recreation 
        Management 
            140,000     23,850,000     23,879,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General   140,000    23,163,000    23,197,000
        Natural Resources       687,000       682,000
        $687,000 the first year and $682,000 
        the second year are from the water 
        recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for state park 
        development projects.  If the 
        appropriation in either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
        $2,238,000 the first year and 
        $2,238,000 the second year are for 
        payment of a grant to the metropolitan 
        council for metropolitan area regional 
        parks maintenance and operation. 
        $50,000 in the first year and $50,000 
        in the second year are for operational 
        costs at Cuyuna Country State 
        Recreation Area.* (The preceding 
        paragraph beginning "$50,000" was 
        vetoed by the governor.) 
        In operating a work training program 
        for unemployed and underemployed 
        individuals for the 1995 parks season, 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        shall implement the 1995 tentative 
        agreement with AFSCME, with any 
        modifications mutually agreed to by the 
        commissioner and AFSCME.  The 
        commissioner may not operate a work 
        training program for unemployed and 
        underemployed individuals during the 
        1996 and 1997 park seasons unless the 
        terms and conditions of employment of 
        such individuals have been negotiated 
        and an agreement on these issues has 
        been reached with the exclusive 
        bargaining representatives of employees 
        pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
        179A.  Negotiations for the 1996 and 
        1997 park seasons must begin by 
        November 1 of the preceding year. 
        The commissioner of natural resources 
        shall develop an implementation plan, 
        including estimated costs and uses, for 
        an electronic permit tracking system 
        that would allow the identification and 
        tracking of state park users.  The 
        commissioner shall submit the plan by 
        January 15, 1996, to the chairs of the 
        senate and house of representatives 
        environment and natural resources 
        committees, the finance division of the 
        senate environment and natural 
        resources committee, and the house of 
        representatives environment and natural 
        resources finance committee. 
        The commissioner shall prepare a 
        five-year plan for using available 
        funds to construct or modify for 
        accessibility to persons with physical 
        disabilities at least one trail in each 
        state park containing trails. 
        For 1995 - $140,000 
        $140,000 in fiscal year 1995 is 
        appropriated for replacement of 
        equipment and the contents of the 
        building destroyed by arson fire at 
        William O'Brien State Park. 
        Subd. 6.  Trails and Waterways 
        Management 
            11,437,000     11,086,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               1,215,000     1,177,000
        Game and Fish         1,334,000     1,021,000
        Natural Resources     8,888,000     8,888,000
        $2,249,000 the first year and 
        $2,249,000 the second year are from the 
        snowmobile trails and enforcement 
        account in the natural resources fund 
        for snowmobile grants-in-aid. 
        $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
        the second year are from the water 
        recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for a safe harbor 
        program on Lake Superior.  Any 
        unencumbered balance at the end of the 
        first year does not cancel and is 
        available for the second year.  
        The amounts spent by the commissioner 
        of natural resources from the 
        appropriations in Laws 1993, chapter 
        311, article 1, section 18, paragraph 
        (a), for off-highway motorcycles and 
        article 2, section 19, paragraph (a), 
        for off-road vehicles must be 
        reimbursed to the general fund by June 
        30, 1996. 
        Subd. 7.  Fish and Wildlife Management
            35,555,000     35,490,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               2,656,000     2,656,000
        Game and Fish        30,800,000    30,800,000
        Natural Resources     2,099,000     2,034,000
        $300,000 each year is for resource 
        population surveys in the 1837 treaty 
        area.  Of this amount, $100,000 each 
        year is from the game and fish fund. 
        $955,000 the first year and $955,000 
        the second year are from the nongame 
        wildlife management account in the 
        natural resources fund for the purpose 
        of nongame wildlife management.  Any 
        unencumbered balance remaining in the 
        first year does not cancel but is 
        available the second year.  
        $1,313,000 the first year and 
        $1,313,000 the second year are for the 
        reinvest in Minnesota programs of game 
        and fish, critical habitat, and 
        wetlands established under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 84.95, subdivision 
        2.  Any unencumbered balance for the 
        first year does not cancel but is 
        available for use the second year. 
        $1,104,000 the first year and 
        $1,104,000 the second year are from the 
        wildlife acquisition account for only 
        the purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.071, subdivision 
        3. 
        $1,200,000 the first year and 
        $1,200,000 the second year are from the 
        deer habitat improvement account for 
        only the purposes specified in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.075, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b). 
        $138,000 the first year and $138,000 
        the second year are from the deer and 
        bear management account for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        1, paragraph (c). 
        $130,000 the first year and $130,000 
        the second year are from the game and 
        fish fund for deer and bear management 
        to include emergency deer feeding.  If 
        the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available.  
        $661,000 the first year and $661,000 
        the second year are from the waterfowl 
        habitat improvement account for only 
        the purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        2. 
        $400,000 the first year and $400,000 
        the second year are from the trout and 
        salmon management account for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        3. 
        $545,000 the first year and $545,000 
        the second year are from the pheasant 
        habitat improvement account for only 
        the purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        4. 
        $284,000 the first year and $284,000 
        the second year are from the game and 
        fish fund for activities relating to 
        reduction and prevention of property 
        damage by wildlife.  $50,000 each year 
        is for emergency damage abatement 
        materials. 
        Subd. 8.  Enforcement 
            17,586,000     18,490,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               2,971,000     3,110,000
        Game and Fish        11,370,000    11,710,000
        Natural Resources     3,145,000     3,570,000
        Solid Waste             100,000       100,000
        $1,082,000 the first year and 
        $1,082,000 the second year are from the 
        water recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for grants to counties 
        for boat and water safety. 
        The commissioner shall maintain 
        historic levels of overtime and retain 
        field-based conservation officer 
        positions except in the event of 
        unanticipated budget shortfalls or 
        unallotments.  The commissioner may 
        reduce these items in proportion with 
        other reductions in the division. 
        $50,000 is appropriated in the second 
        year to add one area-wide conservation 
        officer in the seven-county 
        metropolitan area. 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for costs related to 
        the 1837 Treaty with the Chippewa. 
        $100,000 each year is from the solid 
        waste fund for solid waste enforcement 
        activities under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116.073. 
        Subd. 9.  Operations Support
            26,643,000     24,989,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              15,384,000    13,923,000
        Game and Fish         7,973,000     7,808,000
        Natural Resources     3,286,000     3,258,000
        The commissioner of natural resources 
        may contract with and make grants to 
        nonprofit agencies to carry out the 
        purposes, plans, and programs of the 
        office of youth programs, Minnesota 
        conservation corps. 
        $750,000 in the first year is for 
        transfer to the attorney general's 
        office for treaty litigation expenses 
        related to the Mille Lacs and Fond du 
        Lac cases. 
        Any telephone services offered through 
        the information center must be provided 
        toll-free for all residents of the 
        state. 
        $150,000 in the second year is 
        appropriated to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for the southeast 
        asian information and outreach program. 
        The appropriation of $50,000 from the 
        game and fish fund contained in Laws 
        1993, chapter 172, section 5, 
        subdivision 8, to consolidate 
        enforcement arrest ledgers, is 
        available until June 30, 1996. 
        $5,000 the first year is for the 
        hydrologic task force expenses. 
        $8,000 from the natural resources fund 
        and $55,000 from the game and fish fund 
        in the first year is for design work on 
        a revenue accounting system.  The 
        department must meet any requirements 
        contained in the information policy 
        office evaluation of the project before 
        expending any funds from this 
        appropriation. 
        $250,000 is appropriated in the first 
        year to be transferred to the director 
        of the office of strategic and 
        long-range planning.  The money is to 
        be used for a grant to the Northern 
        Counties Land Use Coordinating Board, 
        contingent on the board receiving 
        $125,000 in local matching funds.  The 
        grant is to be used for developing a 
        coordinated planning process and 
        comprehensive land use plans pursuant 
        to policy goals in the National 
        Environmental Policy Act, United States 
        Code, title 42, section 4331. 
        If the Morrison county board determines 
        that Morrison county did not comply 
        with tax-forfeiture laws with respect 
        to property owned in 1977 by Richard T. 
        Peterson, Route No. 6, Little Falls, 
        MN, 56345, in Morrison county, referred 
        to by Laws 1984, chapter 502, article 
        13, section 15, whose ownership he lost 
        to the state in a disputed 
        tax-forfeiture, then Morrison county is 
        authorized to pay $6,000 to Richard and 
        Nancy Peterson.  If the county payment 
        is made, $6,000 is also appropriated 
        from the general fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for 
        payment to Richard and Nancy Peterson 
        and shall be paid to him within 60 days 
        of the payment by the county.  The sum 
        of $12,000 represents the value of the 
        property at the time of the forfeiture 
        on August 16, 1982, and interest since 
        that date.  This paragraph is not a 
        finding or attribution of 
        responsibility on the part of the 
        state, the county, or Richard and Nancy 
        Peterson.  Under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 645.023, subdivision 1, the 
        authority granted to the county by this 
        paragraph takes effect without local 
        approval. 
        Subd. 10.  Integrated Resource 
        Management Pilot Project 
               373,000        373,000
        The commissioner of natural resources 
        shall develop a pilot project for 
        implementation of a sustainable, 
        multiple-use natural resources 
        management system, including budgeting, 
        that is based on appropriate natural 
        resource management boundaries.  In 
        developing the project, the 
        commissioner shall include hunting, 
        fishing, outdoor recreation, 
        agriculture, and other interested 
        groups.  The commissioner shall 
        coordinate project activities with 
        activities of the pollution control 
        agency, the board of water and soil 
        resources, the department of 
        agriculture, the department of health, 
        and local governmental units.  $173,000 
        each year is for community 
        environmental assistance.  $200,000 
        each year is for geographic information 
        system implementation. 
        Six members of the legislature may 
        serve as liaisons between the 
        legislature and the commissioner in the 
        development of the pilot project.  The 
        chairs of the senate environment and 
        natural resources committee and the 
        finance division of the committee may 
        jointly appoint three members of the 
        senate to act as liaisons, at least one 
        of whom must be a member of the 
        minority caucus.  The chairs of the 
        house environment and natural resources 
        committee and the environment and 
        natural resources finance committee may 
        jointly appoint three members of the 
        house to act as liaisons, at least one 
        of whom must be a member of the 
        minority caucus.  Legislative staff 
        may, at the direction of the 
        legislative liaisons, participate in 
        the development of the pilot project. 
        The commissioner shall submit a 
        preliminary plan by November 15, 1995, 
        and a final plan by February 15, 1996, 
        to the senate environment and natural 
        resources finance division and the 
        house environment and natural resources 
        finance committee.  The preliminary and 
        final plans must include any plans of 
        the commissioner to transfer personnel 
        to the regions in which the pilot 
        project is to be implemented.  
        Of the amounts appropriated in this 
        section, none of the money for fiscal 
        year 1997 for activities in regions 4 
        and 5 may be spent until the final plan 
        for the pilot project has been approved 
        by the legislature. 
        Nothing in this subdivision alters any 
        restrictions in law relating to allowed 
        uses of revenues credited to the 
        general, game and fish, and natural 
        resources funds. 
        Sec. 6.  BOARD OF WATER AND 
        SOIL RESOURCES                        13,719,000     13,947,000
        $5,353,000 the first year and 
        $5,353,000 the second year are for 
        natural resources block grants to local 
        governments.  Of this amount, $50,000 
        in each year is for a grant to the 
        north shore management board and 
        $35,000 in each year is for a grant to 
        the St. Louis River board. 
        The board shall reduce the amount of 
        the natural resource block grant to a 
        county by an amount equal to any 
        reduction in the county's general 
        services allocation to a soil and water 
        conservation district from the county's 
        1994 allocation. 
        Grants must be matched with a 
        combination of local cash or in-kind 
        contributions.  The base grant portion 
        related to water planning must be 
        matched by an amount that would be 
        raised by a levy under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 103B.3369.  
        $1,826,000 the first year and 
        $2,054,000 the second year are for 
        grants to soil and water conservation 
        districts for general purposes and for 
        implementation of the RIM conservation 
        reserve program.  Upon approval of the 
        board, expenditures may be made from 
        these appropriations for supplies and 
        services benefiting soil and water 
        conservation districts. 
        $2,120,000 the first year and 
        $2,120,000 the second year are for 
        grants to soil and water conservation 
        districts for cost-sharing contracts 
        for erosion control and water quality 
        management.  This appropriation is 
        available until expended. 
        $189,000 the first year and $189,000 
        the second year are for grants to 
        watershed districts and other local 
        units of government in the southern 
        Minnesota river basin study area 2 for 
        floodplain management. 
        Any unencumbered balance in the board's 
        program of grants does not cancel at 
        the end of the first year and is 
        available for the second year for the 
        same grant program. 
        Sec. 7.  AGRICULTURE 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                         24,812,000    23,646,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              15,135,000    13,897,000
        Environmental           269,000       269,000
        Special 
        Revenue     122,000   9,408,000     9,480,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Protection Service 
            17,058,000     16,787,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               7,581,000     7,238,000
        Environmental           269,000       269,000
        Special
        Revenue     122,000   9,208,000     9,280,000
        $269,000 the first year and $269,000 
        the second year are from the 
        environmental response, compensation, 
        and compliance account in the 
        environmental fund. 
        $4,070,000 the first year and 
        $4,070,000 the second year are 
        appropriated from the pesticide 
        regulatory account established under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 18B.05, for 
        administration and enforcement of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18B. 
        $694,000 the first year and $694,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the fertilizer inspection account 
        established under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 18C.131, for administration and 
        enforcement of Minnesota Statutes, 
        chapter 18C. 
        $431,000 the first year and $431,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the seed potato inspection fund 
        established under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 21.115, for administration and 
        enforcement of Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 21.111 to 21.122. 
        $695,000 the first year and $695,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the seed inspection fund established 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        21.92, for administration and 
        enforcement of Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 21.80 to 21.92. 
        $691,000 the first year and $691,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the commercial feed inspection account 
        established under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 25.39, subdivision 4, for 
        administration and enforcement of 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 25.35 to 
        25.44. 
        $668,000 the first year and $668,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the fruit and vegetables inspection 
        account established under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 27.07, subdivision 6, 
        for administration and enforcement of 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 27.07. 
        $1,644,000 the first year and 
        $1,716,000 the second year are 
        appropriated from the dairy services 
        account established under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 32.394, subdivision 
        9, for the purpose of dairy services 
        under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 32. 
        $315,000 the first year and $315,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the livestock weighing fund established 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        17A.11, for the purpose of livestock 
        weighing costs under Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 17A. 
        $100,000 each year is appropriated from 
        the general fund for a contract with 
        the Minnesota institute for sustainable 
        agriculture to gather, evaluate, 
        publish, and disseminate sustainable 
        agriculture information to a broad 
        audience through both printed and 
        electronic means.  The Minnesota 
        institute for sustainable agriculture 
        must work in cooperation with the 
        department of agriculture in carrying 
        out this activity.  By January 15, 
        1997, the executive director of the 
        Minnesota institute for sustainable 
        agriculture must provide a progress 
        report to the legislative water 
        commission on its activities funded 
        under this section. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.1285, subdivision 2, the 
        commissioner need not increase fees to 
        recover general fund appropriations 
        made before July 1, 1995, to supplement 
        fee-supported activities or made for 
        fiscal year 1996 for dairy services 
        under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 32, 
        or for grain inspections under 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17B. 
        $180,000 each year is for the 
        biological control program.  
        For 1995 - $122,000 
        There is appropriated $122,000 in 
        fiscal year 1995 from the seed potato 
        inspection fund to reimburse the 
        general fund appropriation to the 
        department of agriculture for costs 
        incurred in building the seed potato 
        facility located in East Grand Forks. 
        Subd. 3.  Promotion and Marketing 
             1,146,000      1,146,000
                       Summary by Fund
        General                954,000      954,000
        Special Revenue        192,000      192,000
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 41A.09, subdivision 3, the 
        total payments from the ethanol 
        development account to all producers 
        may not exceed $25,000,000 for the 
        biennium ending June 30, 1997.  If the 
        total amount for which all producers 
        are eligible in a quarter exceeds the 
        amount available for payments, the 
        commissioner shall make the payments on 
        a pro rata basis. 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are for ethanol 
        promotion and public education. 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year must be spent for the 
        WIC coupon program. 
        $71,000 the first year and $71,000 the 
        second year are for transfer to the 
        Minnesota grown matching account and 
        may be used as grants for Minnesota 
        grown promotion under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 17.109. 
        $192,000 the first year and $192,000 
        the second year are from the 
        commodities research and promotion 
        account in the special revenue fund. 
        Subd. 4.  Administration and 
        Financial Assistance 
             6,608,000      5,713,000
                       Summary by Fund
        General              6,600,000    5,705,000
        Special Revenue          8,000        8,000
        $1,200,000 from the balance in the 
        special account created in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 41.61, shall be 
        transferred to the general fund by June 
        30, 1997. 
        $150,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for dairy policy 
        studies and federal milk marketing 
        order reform. 
        $285,000 the first year and $285,000 
        the second year are for family farm 
        security interest payment adjustments.  
        If the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it.  No new 
        loans may be approved in fiscal year 
        1996 or 1997.  
        $199,000 the first year and $199,000 
        the second year are for the family farm 
        advocacy program. 
        $80,000 the first year and $80,000 the 
        second year are for grants to farmers 
        for demonstration projects involving 
        sustainable agriculture.  If a project 
        cost is more than $25,000, the amount 
        above $25,000 must be cost-shared at a 
        state-applicant ratio of one to one.  
        Priorities must be given for projects 
        involving multiple parties.  Up to 
        $20,000 each year may be used for 
        dissemination of information about the 
        demonstration grant projects.  If the 
        appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other is available. 
        $70,000 the first year and $70,000 the 
        second year are for the Northern Crops 
        Institute.  These appropriations may be 
        spent to purchase equipment and are 
        available until spent.  
        $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are for grants to 
        agriculture information centers.  The 
        grants are only available on a match 
        basis.  The funds may be released at 
        the rate of $4 of state money for each 
        $1 of matching nonstate money that is 
        raised.  Any appropriated amounts not 
        matched by April 1 of each year are 
        available for other purposes within the 
        department, of which $10,000 each year 
        may be used for farm safety programs 
        and remains available until June 30, 
        1997. 
        $53,000 the first year and $53,000 the 
        second year are for payment of claims 
        relating to livestock damaged by 
        threatened or endangered animal species 
        and agricultural crops damaged by elk.  
        If the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
        $115,000 the first year and $115,000 
        the second year are for the seaway port 
        authority of Duluth. 
        $19,000 the first year and $19,000 the 
        second year is for a grant to the 
        Minnesota livestock breeder's 
        association. 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for the passing on the 
        farm center under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 17.985.  This appropriation is 
        available only to the extent matched 
        with nonstate money.* (The preceding 
        paragraph beginning "$50,000" was 
        vetoed by the governor.) 
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are for grants to the 
        University of Minnesota for applied 
        research on odor control at feedlots.  
        This appropriation is available only if 
        matched by the same amount in nonstate 
        money.  The research must provide:  (1) 
        an evaluation of cost-effective covers 
        for manure storage structures; and (2) 
        development of economical means of 
        altering the biological activity in 
        manure storage structures to reduce 
        odor emissions. 
        $25,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the University of Minnesota for 
        research into the effects feedlots have 
        on the value of nearby property.  The 
        research must take into account the 
        distance the property is from the 
        feedlot, the type of feedlot, and be 
        based on actual sales of property near 
        feedlots. 
        $150,000 is for a grant to the beaver 
        damage control joint powers board 
        formed by the counties of Beltrami, 
        Clearwater, Marshall, Pennington, Polk, 
        Red Lake, Mahnomen, Norman, Becker, 
        Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Koochiching, 
        St. Louis, Roseau, and Lake of the 
        Woods for the purpose of beaver damage 
        control.  The grant must be matched by 
        at least $80,000 from the joint powers 
        board.  The joint powers board may 
        enter into an agreement with the Red 
        Lake Band of Chippewa Indians for 
        participation by the band in the joint 
        powers board's beaver damage control 
        program.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 1997.* (The 
        preceding paragraph beginning 
        "$150,000" was vetoed by the governor.) 
        Notwithstanding any other law to the 
        contrary, for fiscal year 1995 $800,000 
        from the general fund may be 
        transferred to the special account 
        created in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        17B.15, subdivision 1, to provide an 
        operating loan to the grain inspection 
        and weighing account.  The commissioner 
        of agriculture shall repay the loan 
        from the special account by June 30, 
        1997. 
        $50,000 in the first year shall be used 
        by the commissioner of agriculture as a 
        grant for a pilot project for an 
        anaerobic digestion plant for the 
        management of animal manures and 
        research of other appropriate 
        technologies for management of animal 
        manures.  
        $350,000 the first year is for transfer 
        to the ethanol development account in 
        the special revenue fund. 
        $200,000 the first year is for transfer 
        to the value added agriculture product 
        revolving loan account in the special 
        revenue fund. 
        $20,000 in the first year is to provide 
        staff and research support for the 
        livestock processing markets task 
        force.* (The preceding paragraph 
        beginning "$20,000" was vetoed by the 
        governor.) 
        Sec. 8.  BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH        2,165,000      2,217,000
        Sec. 9.  MINNESOTA-WISCONSIN
        BOUNDARY AREA COMMISSION                 164,000        168,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 134,000       138,000
        Natural Resources        30,000        30,000
        This appropriation is only available to 
        the extent it is matched by an equal 
        amount from the state of Wisconsin. 
        $60,000 is from the water recreation 
        account in the natural resources fund 
        for the St. Croix management and 
        stewardship program. 
        Sec. 10.  CITIZEN'S COUNCIL ON 
        VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK                   59,000         60,000
        Sec. 11.  SCIENCE MUSEUM 
        OF MINNESOTA                           1,108,000      1,108,000
        Sec. 12.  MINNESOTA ACADEMY 
        OF SCIENCE                                36,000         36,000
        Sec. 13.  MINNESOTA HORTICULTURAL 
        SOCIETY                                   72,000         72,000
        Sec. 14.  AGRICULTURAL UTILIZATION
        RESEARCH INSTITUTE                     4,330,000      4,330,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               4,130,000     4,130,000
        Special Revenue         200,000       200,000
        $200,000 each year is for a grant to 
        the natural resources research 
        institute for hybrid tree management 
        research and development of an 
        implementation plan for establishing 
        hybrid tree plantations in the state.  
        This appropriation is available to the 
        extent matched by $2 of nonstate money 
        for each $1 of state money. 
        Sec. 15.  ATTORNEY GENERAL                40,000
        This appropriation is from the solid 
        waste fund for the voluntary insurance 
        buy-out program evaluation required by 
        Laws 1994, chapter 639, article 2, 
        section 5. 
        Sec. 16.  PUBLIC SAFETY                   50,000
        $50,000 is appropriated from the 
        highway user tax distribution fund to 
        the commissioner of public safety for 
        costs of handling and manufacturing 
        special license plates under section 85.
        Sec. 17.  OFFICE OF STRATEGIC AND 
        LONG-RANGE PLANNING                      100,000        100,000 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are for the sustainable 
        development initiatives round table. 
        Sec. 18.  TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  100,000
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund to the commissioner of trade and 
        economic development for grants to 
        political subdivisions for projects 
        that provide for improved resource 
        management, tourism promotion, and 
        economic development for American 
        resorts on the Minnesota-Ontario border 
        area of Lake of the Woods, Rainy River, 
        and Rainy Lake. 
        Sec. 19.  MINNESOTA RESOURCES 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                         32,872,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Minnesota Future 
        Resources Fund      15,083,000
        Environment and 
        Natural Resources 
        Trust Fund          15,604,000
        Of this appropriation $3,144,000 is 
        trust fund acceleration. 
        Oil Overcharge 
        Money in the Special 
        Revenue Fund         2,055,000
        Great Lakes Protection 
        Account                130,000
        The amounts in this section are 
        appropriated for the biennium ending 
        June 30, 1997.  Unless otherwise 
        provided, the projects in this section 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered by June 30, 1997. 
        Subd. 2.  Definitions 
        (a) "Future resources fund" means the 
        Minnesota future resources fund 
        referred to in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116P.13. 
        (b) "Trust fund" means the Minnesota 
        environment and natural resources trust 
        fund referred to in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116P.02, subdivision 6. 
        (c) "Trust fund acceleration" means the 
        money referred to in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116P.11, paragraph 
        (b), clause (4). 
        (d) "Oil overcharge money" means the 
        money referred to in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 4.071, subdivision 2. 
        (e) "Great lakes protection account" 
        means the account referred to in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116Q.02. 
        Subd. 3.  Legislative Commission 
        on Minnesota Resources                   702,000
        $308,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the future resources fund and $394,000 
        is from the trust fund, pursuant to 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.09, 
        subdivision 5. 
        Subd. 4.  Parks and Trails 
        (a) METROPOLITAN REGIONAL 
        PARK SYSTEM                            3,950,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund for payment by the commissioner of 
        natural resources to the metropolitan 
        council for subgrants to rehabilitate, 
        develop, acquire, and retrofit the 
        metropolitan regional park system 
        consistent with the metropolitan 
        council regional recreation open space 
        capital improvement program and 
        subgrants for regional trails, 
        consistent with an updated regional 
        trail plan.  $1,666,000 of this 
        appropriation is from the trust fund 
        acceleration. 
        This appropriation may be used for the 
        purchase of homes only if the purchases 
        are expressly included in the work 
        program approved by the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (b) STATE PARK AND RECREATION AREA 
        ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT, BETTERMENT, 
        AND REHABILITATION                     3,150,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources as follows:  (1) for state 
        park and recreation area acquisition 
        $1,070,000, of which up to $670,000 may 
        be used for state trail acquisition of 
        a critical nature; (2) for state park 
        and recreation area development 
        $680,000; and (3) for betterment and 
        rehabilitation of state parks and 
        recreation areas $1,400,000.  The use 
        of the Minnesota conservation corps is 
        encouraged in the rehabilitation and 
        development. 
        $1,384,000 of this appropriation is 
        from the trust fund acceleration.  The 
        commissioner must submit grant requests 
        for supplemental funding for federal 
        ISTEA money in eligible categories and 
        report the results to the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (c) STATE TRAIL REHABILITATION 
        AND ACQUISITION                          250,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for state trail plan 
        priorities.  $94,000 of this 
        appropriation is from the trust fund 
        acceleration.  The commissioner must 
        submit grant requests for supplemental 
        funding for federal ISTEA money and 
        report the results to the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (d) WATER ACCESS                         600,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to accelerate public water 
        access acquisition and development 
        statewide.  Access includes boating 
        access, fishing piers, and shoreline 
        access.  Up to $100,000 of this 
        appropriation may be used for a 
        cooperative project to acquire and 
        develop land, local park facilities, an 
        access trail, and a boat access at the 
        LaRue pit otherwise consistent with the 
        water access program. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (e) LOCAL GRANTS                       1,800,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources to provide matching 
        grants, as follows:  (1) $500,000 to 
        local units of government for local 
        park and recreation areas; (2) $500,000 
        to local units of government for 
        natural and scenic areas pursuant to 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019; (3) 
        $400,000 to local units of government 
        for trail linkages between communities, 
        trails, and parks; and (4) $400,000 for 
        a conservation partners program, a 
        statewide pilot to encourage private 
        organizations and local governments to 
        cost share enhancement of fish, 
        wildlife, and native plant habitats; 
        and research and surveys of fish and 
        wildlife, and related education 
        activities.  Conservation partners 
        grants may be up to $10,000 each and 
        must be equally matched.  In addition 
        to the required work program, grants 
        may not be approved until grant 
        proposals to be funded have been 
        submitted to the legislative commission 
        on Minnesota resources and the 
        commission has either made a 
        recommendation or allowed 60 days to 
        pass without making a recommendation.  
        The above appropriations are available 
        half for the metropolitan area as 
        defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        473.121, subdivision 2, and half for 
        outside of the metropolitan area.  For 
        the purpose of this paragraph, match 
        includes nonstate contributions either 
        cash or in-kind. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (f) MINNEAPOLIS PARK AND 
        TRAIL CONNECTIONS                        141,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        transportation for half of the 
        nonfederal match of ISTEA projects for 
        the Minneapolis park and recreation 
        board to develop park and trail 
        connections including:  Minnehaha park 
        to Mendota bridge, Stone Arch bridge to 
        bridge number 9 on West River Parkway, 
        Boom island to St. Anthony Parkway, and 
        West River Parkway to Shingle Creek 
        Parkway.  The Minneapolis park and 
        recreation board must apply for and 
        receive approval of the federal money 
        in order to receive this appropriation. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (g) LOCAL SHARE FOR ISTEA 
        FEDERAL PROJECTS                         300,000
        This appropriation is from oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for half of the 
        nonfederal match of ISTEA projects 
        for:  (1) Chisago county, $150,000 for 
        a trail between North Branch and Forest 
        Lake township; and (2) the St. Louis 
        and Lake counties regional rail 
        authority, $150,000 for the development 
        of approximately 40 miles of a 
        multipurpose recreational trail 
        system.  Chisago county and the St. 
        Louis and Lake counties regional rail 
        authority must apply for and receive 
        approval of the federal money in order 
        to receive these appropriations. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (h) PINE POINT PARK REST STATION         100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Washington county to construct a rest 
        station on the Gateway segment of the 
        Willard Munger state trail in 
        compliance with the Americans with 
        Disabilities Act.  This appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $30,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        (i) INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA COMPUTER 
        INFORMATION SYSTEM                        45,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        trade and economic development, office 
        of tourism, for an agreement with 
        Explore Lake County, Inc. to develop a 
        pilot multimedia interactive computer 
        information system at the R. J. Houle 
        visitor information center. 
        (j) UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK        200,000
        This appropriation to the commissioner 
        of natural resources is from the future 
        resources fund for bathroom and shower 
        facilities at Upper Sioux Agency State 
        Park. 
        (k) GRAIN BELT MISSISSIPPI 
        RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT                   500,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for a contract with 
        the metropolitan council for a subgrant 
        to the Minneapolis park and recreation 
        board, which shall cooperate with the 
        Minneapolis community development 
        agency to create riverfront 
        recreational park and marina facilities 
        through acquisition and development of 
        Mississippi riverfront property.  This 
        appropriation is contingent on this 
        facility being designated part of the 
        metropolitan regional park and open 
        space system.  This appropriation is 
        also contingent on the Guthrie 
        theater's occupancy of the Grain Belt 
        Brewery. 
        (l) WILDCAT REGIONAL PARK                 40,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Houston county to construct an 
        off-channel boat ramp on the 
        Mississippi River, and wingwalls to 
        protect the ramp and existing swimming 
        beach. 
        Subd. 5.  Management Approaches 
        (a) LOCAL RIVER PLANNING - 
        CONTINUATION                             140,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for the third 
        biennium of a three-biennium project to 
        assist counties statewide in developing 
        comprehensive plans for the management 
        and protection of rivers through grants 
        for up to two-thirds of the cost that 
        address locally identified issues while 
        maintaining consistency with state 
        floodplain and shoreland laws and local 
        water plans.  For the purpose of this 
        paragraph, the nonstate portion 
        includes contributions either cash or 
        in-kind.  The appropriation in Laws 
        1993, chapter 172, section 14, 
        subdivision 11, paragraph (b), is 
        available until June 30, 1997. 
        (b) CANNON RIVER WATERSHED STRATEGIC 
        PLAN:  INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT             325,000
        $245,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the trust fund and $80,000 is from the 
        future resources fund to the board of 
        water and soil resources for an 
        agreement with the Cannon River 
        Watershed Partnership to implement 
        activities in the Cannon River 
        watershed through matching grants and 
        technical assistance.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $81,000 of nonstate money. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (c) TRI-COUNTY LEECH LAKE 
        WATERSHED PROJECT                        300,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Cass county in cooperation with the 
        Tri-County Leech Lake Watershed project 
        for integrated resource management in 
        the watershed through baseline data, 
        public information and education, and 
        pilot projects. 
        (d) BLUFFLANDS LANDSCAPE                 630,000 
        $450,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the trust fund and $180,000 is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources to 
        assist communities in developing a 
        management framework for the scenic and 
        biological resources of the Mississippi 
        valley blufflands landscape and to 
        foster integrated decisions and citizen 
        commitment to long-term resource 
        protection.  $304,000 is for a 
        cooperative agreement with 
        Architectural Environments; at least 
        $40,000 of this amount must be used for 
        demonstration and implementation 
        activities.  $236,000 is for a 
        cooperative agreement with Historic 
        Bluff Country.  $90,000 is for expenses 
        within the department of natural 
        resources.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $50,000 of nonstate 
        money. 
        (e) GLACIAL LAKE AGASSIZ BEACH 
        RIDGES:  MINING AND PROTECTION            85,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources to coordinate a 
        long-term plan for the beach ridges in 
        Clay county that balances protection of 
        native prairies with a sustainable 
        aggregate industry. 
        (f) ATMOSPHERIC MERCURY EMISSIONS, 
        DEPOSITION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST 
        EVALUATION                               575,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency for a 
        mercury emission inventory and 
        quantification of mercury atmospheric 
        deposition.  $50,000 is for an 
        evaluation of the external costs of 
        mercury emissions from Minnesota 
        sources. 
        (g) MERCURY DEPOSITION AND 
        LAKE QUALITY TRENDS                      250,000
        $120,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the future resources fund and $130,000 
        is from the Great Lakes protection 
        account to the commissioner of the 
        pollution control agency for an 
        agreement with the University of 
        Minnesota-Duluth to synthesize and 
        interpret a five-year (1990-1994) 
        mercury deposition database and 
        evaluate water quality and fish 
        contamination trends for 80 high-value 
        lakes and compare it with historic 
        data.  This is to be done in 
        cooperation with the pollution control 
        agency.  Data compatibility 
        requirements in subdivision 14 apply to 
        this appropriation. 
        (h) FEEDLOT AND MANURE MANAGEMENT 
        PRACTICES ASSISTANCE                     200,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        agriculture to accelerate adoption of 
        and changes in feedlot and manure 
        management practices through research, 
        economic analysis, and enhanced program 
        design and delivery.  $100,000 of this 
        appropriation is for an agreement with 
        the University of Minnesota for 
        evaluation of manure effluent 
        treatments. 
        (i) WATER QUALITY IMPACTS OF FEEDLOT 
        POLLUTION CONTROL SYSTEMS                300,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency to 
        evaluate earthen manure storage basins 
        and vegetated filter strips for effects 
        on ground and surface water quality by 
        monitoring seepage and runoff.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $267,000 of nonstate 
        contributions, either cash or in-kind. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (j) SHORELAND SEPTIC INVENTORY 
        AND EDUCATION                            145,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the board of water 
        and soil resources in cooperation with 
        the pollution control agency for an 
        agreement with Hubbard county to 
        inventory the Mantrap watershed for 
        failing septic systems and education 
        and enforcement efforts to implement 
        upgrading of the systems.  In the work 
        program for this project required under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.05, 
        subdivision 2, paragraph (c), Hubbard 
        county shall include documentation that 
        the county is actively pursuing 
        adoption of a countywide ordinance to 
        regulate individual sewage treatment 
        systems. 
        (k) ALTERNATIVE INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE 
        TREATMENT SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND 
        DEMONSTRATION                            425,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency to develop 
        and demonstrate reliable, low cost 
        alternative designs for septic systems 
        in areas with seasonally high water 
        tables, and designs for removal of 
        nitrogen by septic systems. 
        (l) PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABLE 
        DEVELOPMENT                              200,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the director of the office of 
        strategic and long-range planning for 
        the environmental quality board to 
        evaluate government barriers to 
        sustainable development in agriculture, 
        energy, manufacturing, and settlement 
        and to recommend strategies to address 
        priority barriers to sustainable 
        development. 
        (m) UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER 
        PROTECTION PROJECT                       200,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        the Mississippi headwaters board in 
        cooperation with the metropolitan 
        council to protect the Mississippi 
        river from water quality impairment.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $100,000 of nonstate 
        contributions, either cash or in-kind. 
        (n) FOREST MANAGEMENT TO MAINTAIN 
        STRUCTURAL AND SPECIES DIVERSITY         160,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to document forest management 
        practices in a pilot area, assess the 
        long-term effects of current and 
        alternative timber harvest practices on 
        structural aspects of biological 
        diversity (especially old-growth forest 
        characteristics), and prepare forest 
        management guidelines to maintain these 
        features in commercial forests. 
        (o) ACCELERATED NATIVE GRASS AND FORBS 
        ON ROAD RIGHTS-OF-WAY                    150,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources in cooperation with the 
        interagency roadside committee to 
        accelerate native plant establishment 
        and management in roadsides using 
        integrated resource management 
        techniques including educational 
        materials about benefits of low 
        maintenance and biologically diverse 
        roadsides statewide. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (p) ACCELERATED LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT 
        ACTIVITIES IN WHITEWATER WATERSHED        60,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources to expand activities 
        in the Whitewater watershed through 
        shared funding and staffing to assist 
        and coordinate with the Whitewater 
        watershed project on landscape 
        management activities such as 
        sustainable land use, watershed 
        restoration, and improved water quality.
        (q) SUSTAINABLE GRASSLAND CONSERVATION 
        AND UTILIZATION                          125,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources to develop integrated 
        grassland projects in northwest 
        Minnesota and to evaluate different 
        management strategies. 
        (r) DEVELOPING, EVALUATING, AND 
        PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE FARMING SYSTEMS    225,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        agriculture for an agreement with the 
        Whitewater joint powers board to 
        develop and evaluate farming systems 
        for impacts on ecosystems, 
        profitability, and quality of life 
        through on-farm research, experiment 
        station research, watershed 
        demonstration farms, and education.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $50,000 of nonstate money. 
        (s) COOPERATIVES TO PROMOTE 
        SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES 
        AND RESEARCH                             100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        agriculture for an agreement with the 
        sustainable farming association of 
        Minnesota to promote sustainable 
        farming practices by strengthening 
        farmer-based demonstration and 
        education networks of the sustainable 
        farming association and by forming a 
        pilot cooperative of on-farm and 
        southwest experiment station research.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $15,000 of nonstate money. 
        (t) RECYCLED BIOSOLIDS PRODUCT USED 
        TO RECLAIM DISTURBED AREAS               200,000
        This appropriation is from the oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for payment to the 
        metropolitan council in cooperation 
        with N-Viro, Minnesota to increase the 
        market for biosolids by demonstrating 
        the use of N-Viro soil for reclamation 
        through a program of research and field 
        and public demonstrations. 
        Subd. 6.  Environmental Education 
        (a) LEOPOLD EDUCATION PROJECT 
        CURRICULUM                               100,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the office of environmental 
        assistance for an agreement with 
        Pheasants Forever, Inc. to provide 
        teacher training in the use of the 
        Leopold education project conservation 
        ethics curriculum.  This appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $50,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        (b) ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION 
        TEACHER TRAINING                         500,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the office of environmental 
        assistance in cooperation with the 
        environmental education advisory board 
        to develop and deliver statewide 
        environmental education training for 
        preservice and in-service teachers. 
        (c) SHARING ENVIRONMENTAL 
        EDUCATION KNOWLEDGE                      200,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the office of environmental 
        assistance in cooperation with the 
        environmental education advisory board 
        to plan and develop an information data 
        exchange and service center that 
        coordinates the collection, evaluation, 
        dissemination, and promotion of 
        environmental education resources and 
        programs. 
        (d) ENVIRONMENTAL VIDEO RESOURCE 
        LIBRARY AND PUBLIC TELEVISION SERIES     250,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the office of 
        environmental assistance in cooperation 
        with the environmental education 
        advisory board for an agreement with 
        Twin Cities Public Television to create 
        a resource information center for 
        environmental video and to produce and 
        broadcast an environmental television 
        series about Minnesota environmental 
        achievements. 
        (e) DEVELOPMENT, ASSIMILATION, AND 
        DISTRIBUTION OF WOLF EDUCATIONAL 
        MATERIALS                                100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the office of 
        environmental assistance for an 
        agreement with the International Wolf 
        Center to collect and develop written, 
        electronic, and photographic 
        audio-visual material about wolf 
        ecology, recovery, and management for 
        electronic distribution.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $30,000 of nonstate money. 
        (f) ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GRANTS 
        FOR MINNESOTA SCHOOLS                    200,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the department of natural 
        resources for an agreement with St. 
        Olaf college for the school nature area 
        project matching grants to schools for 
        school area nature sites.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $50,000 of nonstate money. 
        (g) ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENTAL 
        EDUCATION NETWORK                        250,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the office of 
        environmental assistance for an 
        agreement with the University of 
        Minnesota raptor center to develop a 
        program for student participation in 
        satellite-tracking research, data 
        collection and dissemination using 
        INTERNET, workshops, material 
        development, and off-site classroom 
        experience.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $38,000 of nonstate 
        money. 
        (h) THREE RIVERS INITIATIVE              750,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the Science Museum of 
        Minnesota to develop exhibits and 
        programs focusing on the Mississippi, 
        Minnesota, and St. Croix rivers. 
        (i) INTERACTIVE COMPUTER EXHIBIT ON 
        MINNESOTA RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES       150,000
        This appropriation is from oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for an agreement with 
        the Izaak Walton League of America, 
        midwest office in cooperation with the 
        Science Museum of Minnesota to develop 
        and disseminate an interactive 
        multimedia computer exhibit on 
        renewable energy resources. 
        (j) TREES FOR TEENS:  TRAINING, 
        RESOURCES, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, 
        SERVICE                                   75,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Twin Cities Tree Trust to develop a 
        pilot program and curriculum materials 
        for educating high school students 
        about urban forestry and assisting them 
        in carrying out peer education and 
        community service projects.  This 
        project must be done in cooperation 
        with the Minnesota releaf program. 
        (k) REDWOOD FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT 
        NO. 637 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROJECT  250,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the office of 
        environmental assistance for an 
        agreement with the Redwood Falls school 
        district to accelerate development of 
        an outdoor environmental learning 
        center and to integrate environmental 
        education into the K-12 curriculum.  
        Project development will include 
        prairie access improvements including a 
        trail system, establishment of a 
        wetland, and an arboretum. 
        (l) TOGETHER OUTDOORS MINNESOTA          575,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Wilderness Inquiry for diversity 
        specialist training, training of 
        outdoor service professionals to 
        provide inclusive programming, and 
        diversity networking, including the 
        development of a directory of 
        recreation facility accessibility.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $80,000 of nonstate money. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (m) ENHANCED NATURAL RESOURCE 
        OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASIAN-PACIFIC 
        MINNESOTANS                              150,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for the second 
        biennium of funding for community 
        outreach, cultural collaboration, 
        training, and education to increase 
        Asians' participation and understanding 
        of natural resources management.  
        Supplemental funding must be requested 
        and the results reported to the 
        legislative commission on Minnesota 
        resources. 
        (n) DELIVER ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION 
        AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO 
        LOCAL GOVERNMENTS                        100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources to provide 
        interpretation of ecological data 
        collected by the county biological 
        survey. 
        (o) NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION 
        PUBLIC EDUCATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT   100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency for an 
        agreement with the city of St. Paul for 
        a joint project with the city of 
        Minneapolis to conduct surveys and 
        develop and implement nonpoint source 
        pollution public education.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $12,000 of nonstate money. 
        (p) WHITETAIL DEER RESOURCE CENTER        50,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association 
        to develop a facility and operations 
        plan.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by $50,000 of nonstate money. 
        (q) GORDON GULLION CHAIR IN FOREST 
        WILDLIFE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION          350,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the University of 
        Minnesota to establish an endowed chair 
        in forest wildlife research and 
        education to develop forest and 
        wildlife sustainable management 
        practices.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $350,000 of 
        nonstate money.  This project must be 
        completed and final products delivered 
        by December 31, 1997, and the 
        appropriation is available until that 
        date. 
        (r) NEY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER              100,000 
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Le Sueur county to develop an 
        environmental learning center in the 
        Minnesota River Valley near Henderson.  
        The appropriation shall be used to 
        convert existing buildings to 
        classrooms, add restroom facilities and 
        improve access, and remove unneeded 
        structures. 
        (s) LAWNDALE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER        400,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Lawndale Environmental Foundation to 
        develop an environmental learning 
        center near Herman with emphasis on 
        prairie, wetlands, and agricultural 
        themes.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $100,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        Subd. 7.  Natural Resource Data 
        (a) ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS INITIATIVE  350,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to create the framework for 
        an integrated, statewide network for 
        selecting and monitoring environmental 
        indicators to assess and communicate 
        Minnesota's environmental health status 
        and trends.  The work program must be 
        submitted to the environmental quality 
        board for review before approval by the 
        legislative commission on Minnesota 
        resources.  Data compatibility 
        requirements in subdivision 14 apply to 
        this appropriation. 
        (b) ASSESSING WETLAND QUALITY WITH 
        ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS                    275,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the board of water and soil 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        University of Minnesota to develop 
        plant and animal indicators of wetland 
        quality, establish a system of 
        reference natural wetlands for 
        comparative monitoring, and develop 
        guidelines for wetland assessment and 
        monitoring to guide replacement wetland 
        monitoring.  Data compatibility 
        requirements in subdivision 14 apply to 
        this appropriation. 
        (c) COUNTY BIOLOGICAL 
        SURVEY - CONTINUATION                    900,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for the fifth biennium of a 
        proposed 12-biennium project to 
        accelerate the county biological survey 
        for the systematic collection, 
        interpretation, and distribution of 
        data on the distribution and ecology of 
        rare plants, animals, and natural 
        communities.  Data compatibility 
        requirements in subdivision 14 apply to 
        this appropriation. 
        (d) FOREST BIRD DIVERSITY 
        INITIATIVE - CONTINUATION                400,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for the third biennium of a 
        proposed six-biennium project for a 
        comprehensive monitoring and research 
        program that develops management tools 
        to maintain diversity of forest birds 
        and establishes benchmarks for using 
        birds as ecological indicators of 
        forest health.  Data compatibility 
        requirements in subdivision 14 apply to 
        this appropriation.  This project must 
        be completed and final products 
        delivered by December 31, 1997, and the 
        appropriation is available until that 
        date. 
        (e) BASE MAPS FOR 1990s - FINAL 
        PHASE CONTINUATION                       600,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the director of the office of 
        strategic and long-range planning to 
        provide the third biennium of a 
        three-biennium state match for a 
        federal program to complete statewide 
        coverage of orthophoto maps and 
        complete the update mapping for the 
        state's most obsolete topographic 
        maps.  Data compatibility requirements 
        in subdivision 14 apply to this 
        appropriation. 
        (f) COMPLETION OF STATEWIDE LAND USE 
        UPDATE - CONTINUATION                    380,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the director of the 
        office of strategic and long-range 
        planning, in cooperation with the board 
        of water and soil resources, for an 
        agreement with the association of 
        Minnesota counties for the third and 
        final biennium to complete the update 
        of the land use map for Minnesota, 
        complete conversion of the data to 
        computer format, and make the data 
        available to users.  Data compatibility 
        requirements in subdivision 14 apply to 
        this appropriation. 
        (g) FILLMORE COUNTY SOIL 
        SURVEY UPDATE                             65,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the board of water 
        and soil resources to provide half of 
        the nonfederal share to begin a 
        three-biennium project to update the 
        Fillmore county soil survey into a 
        digitized and manuscript format.  Data 
        compatibility requirements in 
        subdivision 14 apply to this 
        appropriation. 
        (h) MINNESOTA RIVER TILE SYSTEM 
        RESEARCH - CONTINUATION                  150,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency for the 
        second biennium of a two-biennium 
        project to continue research on the 
        impact of and best management practices 
        for surface tile inlets. 
        (i) SUGARLOAF SITE ASSESSMENT AND 
        INTERPRETATION                            70,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        the Sugarloaf Interpretive Center 
        Association for inventories, native 
        habitat restoration, and the 
        interpretation of the natural and 
        cultural characteristics of Sugarloaf 
        Cove.  The data collection must be 
        coordinated with the department of 
        natural resources natural heritage 
        program.  Reasonable public use and 
        access must be provided.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by 
        $30,000 of nonstate money. 
        (j) MICROBIAL DETERIORATION OF ASPHALT 
        MATERIALS AND ITS PREVENTION              60,000
        This appropriation is from the oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for a transfer to the 
        commissioner of transportation to 
        survey microbial deterioration of 
        asphalt-bituminous materials in 
        cooperation with Bemidji state 
        university or other research 
        institutions. 
        (k) ANALYSIS OF LANDS ENROLLED
        IN CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM          200,000  
        This appropriation is from the 
        Minnesota future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of agriculture for 
        continuing the analysis of lands 
        enrolled in the conservation reserve 
        program relative to nonpoint source 
        pollution, developing land management 
        options for lands emerging from the 
        program, and developing the capability 
        to target future program funds for the 
        greatest environmental benefit. 
        Subd. 8.  Urban Natural Resources 
        (a) URBAN WILDLIFE HABITAT PROGRAM       150,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        the St. Paul neighborhood energy 
        consortium to provide workshops and 
        native planting materials to households 
        for landscaping for wildlife, 
        demonstrating plant diversity, and 
        alternative lawn care practices in the 
        urban environment.  This project must 
        be done in cooperation with the 
        department of natural resources nongame 
        wildlife and releaf programs.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $35,000 of nonstate money. 
        (b) GARDENING PROGRAM - STATEWIDE        300,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        the sustainable resources center for a 
        joint project with the Minnesota 
        horticultural society - Minnesota Green 
        and Duluth Plant-A-Lot community garden 
        program to provide technical assistance 
        on community plantings, food gardens, 
        trees, native plants, and 
        environmentally sound horticultural and 
        land use practices.  This appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $3,000 in 
        nonstate money. 
        (c) RELEAF:  PLANTING FOR ENERGY 
        CONSERVATION IN COMMUNITIES              400,000
        This appropriation is from the oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for an agreement with 
        the department of natural resources for 
        the second biennium of a project to 
        achieve the strategic planting of 
        predominately native shade trees and 
        community windbreaks for statewide 
        energy conservation and carbon dioxide 
        abatement through acceleration of the 
        Minnesota releaf program by providing 
        grants administered on a reimbursement 
        basis.  The program shall be 
        administered to maximize local 
        contributions on a cash and service 
        basis. 
        (d) MAPLEWOOD INNOVATIVE STORM 
        WATER MANAGEMENT PROJECT                 100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency for an 
        agreement with the city of Maplewood to 
        design, construct, and monitor a 
        demonstration stormwater management 
        system.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $165,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        (e) PHALEN WETLAND RESTORATION           115,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the board of water and soil 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        city of St. Paul to restore a wetland 
        at the south end of Lake Phalen.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $50,000 in nonstate money. 
        (f) WETLAND RESTORATION AND 
        ENHANCEMENT TO CREATE COMMUNITY AMENITY 
        AND FORM                                 200,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the director of the office of 
        strategic and long-range planning for 
        an agreement with the University of 
        Minnesota to provide technical design 
        assistance to help five communities 
        create restored and enhanced wetlands 
        that reinforce community form and 
        emphasize habitat creation, water 
        quality, and recreational amenities. 
        (g) METROPOLITAN AREA GROUNDWATER 
        MODEL TO PREDICT CONTAMINANT MOVEMENT    250,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of the 
        pollution control agency to develop and 
        apply a tool to improve prediction of 
        contaminant movement in groundwater at 
        contamination sites in the metropolitan 
        area using a flexible regional 
        groundwater flow model.  Data 
        compatibility requirements in 
        subdivision 14 apply to this 
        appropriation. 
        (h) ARBORETUM BOUNDARY LAND 
        ACQUISITION                              680,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the University of 
        Minnesota for a grant to the University 
        of Minnesota landscape arboretum 
        foundation to expand the boundary of 
        the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and, 
        if money is available after the 
        intended acquisition, to develop a 
        wetland restoration demonstration.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $400,000 nonstate money. 
        Subd. 9.  Fisheries 
        (a) STATEWIDE EXPERIMENTAL 
        FISHING REGULATIONS                      650,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for baseline data 
        collection to evaluate experimental 
        fishing regulations. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (b) RIM - ACCELERATE FISHERIES 
        ACQUISITION FOR ANGLER ACCESS            300,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to provide increased angler 
        access by accelerating easement and fee 
        title acquisition of land adjacent to 
        streams and lakes, including access for 
        non-boat owners and urban users. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (c) RIM - ACCELERATE STATEWIDE 
        FISHERIES HABITAT DEVELOPMENT, 
        HATCHERY REHABILITATION, AND 
        STREAM FLOW PROTECTION                 1,000,000
        $555,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the trust fund and $445,000 is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources to 
        implement projects for the acquisition, 
        restoration, improvement, and 
        development of fisheries habitat and 
        hatchery rehabilitation.  Up to 
        $215,000 of the trust fund 
        appropriation is available to continue 
        the stream flow protection program for 
        the second biennium of a proposed 
        eight-biennium effort to establish a 
        watershed level stream habitat database 
        and develop the tools to set protected 
        flows for ecosystem diversity.  Data 
        compatibility requirements in 
        subdivision 14 apply to this 
        appropriation. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        Subd. 10.  Wildlife 
        (a) RIM - ACCELERATE WILDLIFE 
        LAND ACQUISITION                         650,000
        $510,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the trust fund and $140,000 is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources to 
        accelerate acquisition activities in 
        the reinvest in Minnesota program by 
        acquiring land identified in North 
        American waterfowl management plan 
        project areas.  This appropriation must 
        first be used for projects qualifying 
        for a match, which may include costs 
        for acquisition, enhancements, and 
        wetland restoration. 
        (b) RIM - ACCELERATE CRITICAL 
        HABITAT MATCH PROGRAM                    250,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to accelerate the reinvest in 
        Minnesota program to acquire and 
        improve critical habitat for game and 
        nongame fish, wildlife, and native 
        plants under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 84.943.  Projects must occur in 
        both urban and rural areas. 
        (c) RIM - ACCELERATE WILDLIFE 
        HABITAT STEWARDSHIP                      450,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for improvement of 
        wildlife habitat and natural plant 
        communities statewide, both urban and 
        rural public lands, to protect and 
        enhance wildlife, native plant species, 
        and ecological diversity. 
        (d) BIOMASS PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT AND 
        RESTORATION OF BRUSHLAND HABITATS        200,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 
        cooperation with the natural resources 
        research institute and the Minnesota 
        Sharptailed Grouse Society to assess 
        brushland harvesting, brushland as 
        wildlife habitat, and habitat 
        management strategies. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (e) TURN IN POACHERS YOUTH ACTIVITY BOOK  50,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        TIP, Inc. to print and disseminate an 
        activity book to inform and educate 
        children about poaching and its impact 
        on natural resources, and to promote 
        ethical hunting and fishing.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $12,500 of nonstate money. 
        Subd. 11.  Energy 
        (a) INTER-CITY ELECTRIC VEHICLE 
        TRANSPORTATION DEMONSTRATION             150,000
        This appropriation is from the oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for an agreement with 
        Minnesota Power and Light Company to 
        develop and evaluate an electric 
        vehicle infrastructure with charging 
        stations for use between Duluth and St. 
        Paul, including installation of a 
        charging station at the state of 
        Minnesota central motor pool location.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $30,000 of nonstate money. 
        (b) SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF WIND 
        ENERGY ON FAMILY FARMS                   200,000
        This appropriation is from the oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for an agreement with 
        the sustainable resources center to 
        provide technical assistance and 
        technology transfer for the development 
        of wind energy harvesting. 
        (c) ONE-MEGAWATT HYBRID ELECTRICAL 
        GENERATION SIMULATION PROJECT             50,000
        This appropriation is from the oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for an agreement with 
        Dan Mar & Associates in cooperation 
        with the agriculture utilization 
        research institute for a simulation 
        project using biofuel electrical 
        generation to firm up wind power to 
        provide electrical energy on demand. 
        (d) AVIAN POPULATION ANALYSIS FOR 
        WIND POWER GENERATION REGIONS             75,000
        This appropriation is from the oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for an agreement with 
        American Wind Energy Association to 
        identify and assess significant avian 
        activity areas within identified wind 
        farm corridors in Minnesota.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $75,000 of nonstate money. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (e) ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS IN PUBLIC 
        ICE ARENAS                               470,000
        This appropriation is from the oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for an agreement with 
        the Center for Energy and Environment 
        to assess, install, and evaluate energy 
        and indoor air quality improvements in 
        at least 25 publicly owned ice arenas 
        located throughout Minnesota.  Projects 
        receiving funding from this 
        appropriation must be in compliance 
        with the indoor ice facilities prime 
        ice time and gender preference 
        requirements in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 15.98.  This appropriation is 
        for up to 50 percent of the cost of 
        retrofit activities. 
        Subd. 12.  Historic 
        (a) RESTORE HISTORIC MISSISSIPPI 
        RIVER MILL SITE                          120,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the Minnesota 
        historical society for a subgrant to 
        the Minneapolis park and recreation 
        board to implement an agreement with 
        Crown Hydro Company to restore 
        gatehouse foundations, construct 
        catwalks and lighting through the 
        tailrace tunnels, and restore and 
        display the historic turbine of the 
        historic Crown roller mill.  This 
        activity must be done in cooperation 
        with the St. Anthony falls heritage 
        board.  Reasonable public use and 
        access must be provided.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $120,000 of nonstate money.  This 
        appropriation is contingent on the 
        receipt of all applicable hydropower 
        and other public agency approvals. 
        (b) POND-DAKOTA MISSION 
        RESTORATION                              270,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the Minnesota 
        historical society for an agreement 
        with the city of Bloomington to 
        continue the restoration of the Pond 
        house and Dakota Indian mission site.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        $80,000 of nonstate money. 
        (c) JOSEPH R. BROWN INTERPRETIVE 
        CENTER RESTORATION PROJECT                75,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the Minnesota 
        historical society for an agreement 
        with the Sibley county historical 
        society for building restoration and 
        renovation activities on the 1879 
        Sibley county courthouse, to be used as 
        the Joseph R. Brown interpretive 
        center.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $5,000 of nonstate 
        money. 
        (d) HERITAGE TRAILS                      200,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the Minnesota 
        historical society to plan and 
        construct trails for at least three 
        historic sites and for trail 
        interpretive material and equipment. 
        (e) RESTORATION OF HISTORIC ELBA 
        FIRE TOWER                                73,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        the Elba booster club, in consultation 
        with the Minnesota historical society, 
        for restoration and the development of 
        interpretive materials and to provide 
        access to the Elba fire tower for safe 
        recreational and educational use.  This 
        project must be available for 
        reasonable public use and access. 
        (f) MANAGING MINNESOTA SHIPWRECKS        100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the Minnesota 
        historical society to survey historic 
        north shore shipping facilities and 
        shipwrecks, survey shipwrecks in 
        Minnesota inland lakes and rivers, 
        organize a conference on underwater 
        cultural resources, and revise the 
        management plan.  Supplemental funding 
        must be requested and the results 
        reported to the legislative commission 
        on Minnesota resources. 
        (g) LAC QUI PARLE MISSION
        HISTORICAL TRAIL                         181,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the Minnesota 
        historical society to construct a 
        mile-long trail for hiking and biking, 
        including an overlook at the site of 
        the historic Lac Qui Parle Mission.  
        The trail must be accessible by persons 
        with disabilities. 
        Subd. 13.  Biological Control 
        (a) BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF 
        EURASIAN WATER MILFOIL AND PURPLE 
        LOOSESTRIFE - CONTINUATION               300,000
        $250,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the trust fund and $50,000 is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for 
        the second biennium of a five-biennium 
        project to develop biological controls 
        for Eurasian water milfoil and purple 
        loosestrife.  This project must be 
        completed and final products delivered 
        by December 31, 1997, and the 
        appropriation is available until that 
        date. 
        (b) BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF OVERLAND 
        SPREAD OF OAK WILT                        90,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        agriculture in cooperation with the 
        University of Minnesota to improve 
        application methods for enhancing 
        natural biological control of the 
        overland spread of oak wilt. 
        (c) BENEFICIAL FUNGAL INOCULUM FOR 
        PRAIRIE AND WETLAND RECLAMATION          100,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of 
        transportation for an agreement with 
        the University of Minnesota for the 
        characterization and development of 
        inoculum production methods for soil 
        fungi associated with the roots of 
        native and naturalized Minnesota plants 
        in prairies and wetlands to assist in 
        restoration projects. 
        Subd. 14.  Data Compatibility 
        Requirements 
        During the biennium ending June 30, 
        1997, the data collected by the 
        projects funded under this section that 
        have common value for natural resource 
        planning and management must conform to 
        information architecture as defined in 
        guidelines and standards adopted by the 
        information policy office.  Data review 
        committees may be established to 
        develop or comment on plans for data 
        integration and distribution and shall 
        submit semiannual status reports to the 
        legislative commission on Minnesota 
        resources on their findings.  In 
        addition, the data must be provided to 
        and integrated with the Minnesota land 
        management information center's 
        geographic databases with the 
        integration costs borne by the activity 
        receiving funding under this section. 
        Subd. 15.  Project Requirements 
        It is a condition of acceptance of the 
        appropriations in this section that any 
        agency or entity receiving the 
        appropriation must comply with 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P. 
        Subd 16.  Match Requirements 
        Appropriations in this section that 
        must be matched and for which the match 
        has not been committed by January 1, 
        1996, must be canceled.  Unless 
        specifically authorized, in-kind 
        contributions may not be counted as 
        match. 
        Subd. 17.  Payment Conditions and 
        Capital Equipment Expenditures 
        All agreements, grants, or contracts 
        referred to in this section must be 
        administered on a reimbursement basis.  
        Payment must be made upon receiving 
        documentation that reimbursable amounts 
        have been expended, except that 
        reasonable amounts may be advanced to 
        projects in order to accommodate cash 
        flow needs.  The advances must be 
        approved as part of the work program.  
        No expenditures for capital equipment 
        are allowed unless expressly authorized 
        in the project work program. 
        Subd. 18.  Purchase of Recycled and 
        Recyclable Materials 
        A political subdivision, public or 
        private corporation, or other entity 
        that receives an appropriation in this 
        section must use the appropriation in 
        compliance with Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 16B.121 to 16B.123, requiring 
        the purchase of recycled, repairable, 
        and durable materials, the purchase of 
        uncoated paper stock, and the use of 
        soy-based ink, the same as if it were a 
        state agency. 
        Subd. 19.  Carryforward 
        (a) Except as provided in paragraph 
        (b), the availability of the 
        appropriations for the following 
        projects is extended to December 31, 
        1995; on that date the appropriations 
        cancel and no further payment is 
        authorized:  Laws 1993, chapter 172, 
        section 14, subdivisions 3, paragraphs 
        (a), (f), and (i); 6, paragraph (b); 9; 
        10, paragraphs (a), (c), (g), (p), (q), 
        and (r); and 12, paragraphs (a), (b), 
        (c), (h), (j), and (l). 
        (b) The availability of the 
        appropriations for the following 
        projects is extended to December 31, 
        1996; on that date the appropriations 
        cancel and no further payment is 
        authorized:  (1) Laws 1993, chapter 
        172, section 14, subdivisions 3, 
        paragraph (c); 4, paragraph (e); 10, 
        paragraphs (d), (f), and (o); 12, 
        paragraphs (f) and (g); in subdivision 
        10, paragraph (b), the Bloomington East 
        and West Bush Lake picnic areas; and, 
        in subdivision 10, paragraph (c), Cedar 
        Lake trail development and the Dakota 
        North regional trail in South St. Paul; 
        and (2) Laws 1994, chapter 632, article 
        2, section 6, local recreation grants 
        and Silver Bay harbor. 
        Subd. 20.  Energy Conservation 
        A recipient to whom an appropriation is 
        made in this section for a capital 
        improvement project shall ensure that 
        the project complies with the 
        applicable energy conservation 
        standards contained in law, including 
        Minnesota Statutes, 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. 20.  ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS 
        The following amounts are appropriated 
        from the Minnesota environment and 
        natural resources trust fund referred 
        to in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        116P.02, subdivision 6.  The 
        appropriations are available until 
        December 31, 1995, and are subject to 
        the provisions of Laws 1993, chapter 
        172, section 14, subdivisions 14 to 18. 
        If revenues are insufficient to meet 
        these appropriations, the commissioner 
        of finance shall reduce the amounts 
        proportionately. 
        (a) STATE PARK AND RECREATION  
        AREA ACQUISITION                       1,120,000
        This appropriation is to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for 
        acquisition of land within the 
        statutory boundaries of state parks and 
        recreation areas. 
        (b) METROPOLITAN REGIONAL PARKS AND
        TRAILS ACQUISITION                     1,120,000
        This appropriation is to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for 
        payment to the metropolitan council for 
        subgrants to acquire parks and trails 
        consistent with the metropolitan 
        council regional recreation open space 
        capital improvement plan. 
        This appropriation may be used for the 
        purchase of homes only if the purchases 
        are expressly included in the work 
        program approved by the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources. 
        (c) The projects in this section must 
        be completed and final products 
        delivered by December 31, 1995, and the 
        appropriations are available until that 
        date. 
        Sec. 21.  MINNESOTA FUTURE RESOURCES 
        FUND TRANSFER 
        As cash flow in the Minnesota future 
        resources fund permits, but no later 
        than June 30, 1997, the commissioner of 
        finance, in consultation with the 
        director of the legislative commission 
        on Minnesota resources, shall transfer 
        $1,460,000 from the unencumbered 
        balance in the fund to the general fund.
        Sec. 22.  MINNESOTA CONSERVATION FUND TRANSFER
        The commissioner of finance shall 
        transfer in the beginning of the 
        biennium, $2,500,000 from the Minnesota 
        conservation fund created by Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 40A.151, to the 
        general fund. 
        Sec. 23.  HARMFUL SUBSTANCE 
        COMPENSATION ACCOUNT TRANSFER 
        The commissioner of finance shall 
        transfer the remaining balance of the 
        harmful substance compensation account, 
        established in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 115B.26, subdivision 1, to the 
        general fund. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 15.50, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [NATIVE VEGETATION PLANTING.] As part of its 
        comprehensive plan and adopted zoning rules, the board shall 
        give priority to the planting of native trees and shrubs, or 
        native grasses wherever appropriate, within the capitol area. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 15.91, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of sections 
        15.90 to 15.92, "agency" means a department or agency, as 
        designated in section 15.01 and, the pollution control agency, 
        and the agricultural utilization research institute established 
        in section 116O.09. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16A.125, is 
        amended to read: 
           16A.125 [STATE FOREST TRUST LANDS.] 
           Subd. 5.  [SUSPENSE ACCOUNT FOREST TRUST LANDS.] The term 
        "state forest trust fund lands" as used in this subdivision, 
        means public land in trust under the constitution set apart as 
        "forest lands under the authority of the commissioner" of 
        natural resources as defined by section 89.001, subdivision 13. 
           The commissioner of finance and the treasurer shall credit 
        the revenue from the forest trust fund lands to the forest 
        suspense account.  The account must specify the trust funds 
        interested in the lands and the respective receipts of the lands.
           After a fiscal year, the commissioner of finance shall 
        certify the total costs incurred for forestry during that year 
        under appropriations for the protection, improvement, 
        administration, and management of state forest trust fund 
        lands and construction and improvement of forest roads to 
        enhance the forest value of the lands.  The certificate must 
        specify the trust funds interested in the lands.  The 
        commissioner of natural resources shall supply the commissioner 
        of finance with the information needed for the certificate. 
           After a fiscal year, the commissioner and the treasurer 
        shall distribute the receipts credited to the suspense account 
        during that fiscal year as follows: 
           (a) The amount of the certified costs incurred by the state 
        for forest management during the fiscal year shall be 
        transferred to the general fund.  
           (b) The balance of the receipts shall then be returned 
        prorated to the trust funds in proportion to their respective 
        interests in the lands which produced the receipts. 
           Subd. 5a.  [APPROPRIATION FROM STATE FOREST DEVELOPMENT 
        ACCOUNT.] Money accruing and credited to the state forest 
        development account is appropriated to the division of forestry 
        in the department of natural resources to apply state forest 
        resource management policy and plans to forest trust fund 
        lands.  The appropriation is supervised and controlled by the 
        commissioner of natural resources. 
           The appropriation shall be spent according to law and 
        remains available until spent.  The appropriation is not 
        available for spending until any estimates required by law are 
        approved by the commissioner of finance.  An obligation to spend 
        money may not be made unless there is an available balance not 
        otherwise encumbered in the appropriation.  
           Subd. 6.  [DEFINITION; ACCOUNTING AND DISTRIBUTION.] The 
        term "state trust fund lands," as used in this section, means 
        any state school lands or other public lands subject to trust 
        provisions under the state constitution.  
           Beginning July 1, 1955, the commissioner of finance and the 
        state treasurer shall keep a separate account of all receipts 
        derived from the royalties on, or the sale or lease of, any 
        minerals from such trust fund lands to be known as the state 
        lands and minerals suspense account, specifying the trust funds 
        interested in such lands and the receipts therefrom, 
        respectively.  
           As soon as practicable after the close of each fiscal year 
        after July 1, 1955, the commissioner of finance, upon the 
        information supplied by the commissioner of natural resources, 
        which the commissioner of natural resources is herewith directed 
        to furnish, shall determine and certify to the commissioner of 
        finance and the state treasurer the total costs incurred by the 
        state during such year under appropriations heretofore made for 
        the administration and management of such trust fund lands by 
        the division of lands and forestry, or any other agency so 
        administering and managing, specifying the trust funds 
        interested in such lands, respectively. 
           As soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year 
        beginning with the year ending June 30, 1956, the commissioner 
        of finance and the state treasurer shall distribute the receipts 
        credited to the state lands and minerals suspense account during 
        such fiscal year as follows: 
           All of the costs incurred by the state for the purposes 
        aforesaid during such fiscal year and certified as hereinbefore 
        provided, shall be transferred to the general fund as 
        reimbursement for appropriations heretofore made for the 
        purposes aforesaid.  The balances of said receipts shall be 
        transferred to the state trust funds concerned in accordance 
        with their respective interests in the minerals from which the 
        receipts were derived. 
           Subd. 6a.  [UNIVERSITY LANDS.] (a) As used in this section, 
        "university lands" means lands granted by the federal government 
        for the support of the University of Minnesota, as described in 
        Laws 1851, chapter 3, section 2. 
           (b) All revenue from minerals on university lands must be 
        credited to the university lands and minerals suspense account.  
        Money in the account must be transferred to the permanent 
        university fund, except for amounts appropriated to cover 
        reasonable costs incurred by the commissioner of natural 
        resources to protect, improve, administer, manage, and otherwise 
        enhance the mineral value of university lands. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16B.405, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SOFTWARE SALE FUND.] (a) Except as provided in 
        paragraph (b), proceeds of the sale or licensing of software 
        products or services by the commissioner must be credited to the 
        intertechnologies revolving fund.  If a state agency other than 
        the department of administration has contributed to the 
        development of software sold or licensed under this section, the 
        commissioner may reimburse the agency by discounting computer 
        services provided to that agency. 
           (b) Proceeds of the sale or licensing of software products 
        or services developed by the pollution control agency, or custom 
        developed by a vendor for the agency, must be credited to the 
        environmental fund. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [AUTHORITY.] The commissioner shall establish, 
        adopt rules for, and implement a program to work with make loans 
        to local units of government, federal authorities, lending 
        institutions, and other appropriate organizations to who will in 
        turn provide loans to landowners and businesses for facilities, 
        fixtures, equipment, or other sustainable practices that prevent 
        or mitigate sources of nonpoint source water pollution.  The 
        commissioner shall establish pilot projects to develop 
        procedures for implementing the program.  The commissioner shall 
        develop administrative guidelines to implement the pilot 
        projects specifying criteria, standards, and procedures for 
        making loans. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DEFINITIONS.] For the purposes of this section, 
        the terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings given 
        them. 
           (a) "Applicant" means a county or a local government unit 
        designated by a county under subdivision 8, paragraph (a).  
           (b) "Authority" means the Minnesota public facilities 
        authority as established in section 446A.03. 
           (c) "Best management practices" has the meaning given in 
        sections 103F.711, subdivision 3, and 103H.151, subdivision 2. 
           (d) "Chair" means the chair of the board of water and soil 
        resources or the designee of the chair. 
           (e) "Borrower" means an individual farmer, an agriculture 
        supply business, or rural landowner applying for a low-interest 
        loan. 
           (f) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture or 
        the designee of the commissioner. 
           (g) "Comprehensive water management plan" means a state 
        approved and locally adopted plan authorized under section 
        103B.231, 103B.255, 103B.311, 103C.331, 103D.401, or 103D.405. 
           (h) "County Local allocation request" means a loan 
        allocation request from an applicant to implement agriculturally 
        related best management practices defined in paragraph (c). 
           (i) "Lender agreement" means an a loan agreement entered 
        into between the commissioner and, a local lender, and the 
        applicant, if different from the local lender.  The agreement 
        will contain terms and conditions of the loan that will include 
        but need not be limited to general loan provisions, loan 
        management requirements, application of payments, loan term 
        limits, allowable expenses, and fee limitations. 
           (j) "Local government unit" means a county, soil and water 
        conservation district, or an organization formed for the joint 
        exercise of powers under section 471.59. 
           (k) "Local lender" means a local government unit as defined 
        in paragraph (j), a state or federally chartered bank, a savings 
        and loan association, a state or federal credit union, a 
        nonprofit economic development organization approved by the 
        commissioner, or Farm Credit Services. 
           (l) "Nonpoint source" has the meaning given in section 
        103F.711, subdivision 6. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [APPLICATION.] (a) The commissioner must 
        prescribe forms and establish an application process for 
        applicants to apply for a county local allocation request.  The 
        application must include but need not be limited to (1) the 
        geographic area served; (2) the type and estimated cost of 
        activities or projects for which they are seeking a loan 
        allocation; (3) a ranking of proposed activities or projects; 
        and (4) the designation of the local lender and lending 
        practices the applicant local lender intends to use to issue the 
        loans to the borrowers, if a local lender other than the 
        applicant is to be used. 
           (b) In an area of the state where a county allocation 
        request has not been requested or has been rejected, application 
        forms must be available for a borrower to apply directly to the 
        commissioner for a loan under this program. 
           (c) If a county local allocation request is rejected, the 
        applicant must be notified in writing as to the reasons for the 
        rejection and given 30 days to submit a revised application.  
        The revised application shall be reviewed according to the same 
        procedure used to review the initial application. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [PAYMENTS.] (a) Payments made from the water 
        pollution control revolving fund must be made in accordance with 
        applicable state and federal laws and rules governing the 
        payments. 
           (b) Payments from the commissioner to the local lender must 
        be disbursed on a cost-incurred basis.  Local lenders shall 
        submit payment requests at least quarterly but not more than 
        monthly.  Payment requests must be reviewed and approved by the 
        commissioner.  The payment request form must itemize all costs 
        by major elements and show eligible and ineligible costs. 
           (c) The commissioner may initiate recision of an allocation 
        granted in a lender agreement as provided in subdivision 11, 
        paragraph (d), if the local lender fails to enter into loans 
        with borrowers equaling the total allocation granted within one 
        year from the date of the lender agreement or fails to have the 
        total amount of allocated funds drawn down through payment 
        requests within two years.  An additional year to draw down the 
        undisbursed portion of an allocation may be granted by the 
        commissioner under extenuating circumstances. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [APPLICANT; BORROWERS.] (a) A county may submit a 
        county local allocation request as defined in subdivision 4, 
        paragraph (h).  A county or a group of counties may designate 
        another local government unit as defined in subdivision 4, 
        paragraph (j), to submit a county local allocation request. 
           (b) If a county does not submit a county local allocation 
        request, and does not designate another local government unit, a 
        soil and water conservation district may submit a county local 
        allocation request.  In all instances, there may be only one 
        request from a county.  The applicant must coordinate and submit 
        requests on behalf of other units of government within the 
        geographic jurisdiction of the applicant. 
           (c) Borrowers may apply directly to the commissioner if the 
        commissioner does not receive or approve a county allocation 
        request from the county, designated local government unit, or 
        soil and water conservation district in which the proposed 
        activities would be carried out. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [REVIEW AND RANKING OF ALLOCATION REQUESTS.] (a) 
        The commissioner shall chair the subcommittee established in 
        section 103F.761, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), for purposes of 
        reviewing and ranking county local allocation requests.  The 
        rankings must be in order of priority and shall provide 
        financial assistance within the limits of the funds available.  
        In carrying out the review and ranking, the subcommittee must 
        consist of, at a minimum, the chair, representatives of the 
        pollution control agency, United States Department of 
        Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, United 
        States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, 
        Association of Minnesota Counties, and other agencies or 
        associations as the commissioner, the chair, and agency 
        determine are appropriate.  The review and ranking shall take 
        into consideration other related state or federal programs. 
           (b) The subcommittee shall use the criteria listed below in 
        carrying out the review and ranking: 
           (1) whether the proposed activities are identified in a 
        comprehensive water management plan as priorities; 
           (2) whether the applicant intends to establish a revolving 
        loan program under subdivision 10, paragraph (b); 
           (3) the potential that the proposed activities have for 
        improving or protecting surface and groundwater quality; 
           (4) the extent that the proposed activities support 
        areawide or multijurisdictional approaches to protecting water 
        quality based on defined watershed; 
           (5) whether the activities are needed for compliance with 
        existing water related laws or rules; 
           (6) whether the proposed activities demonstrate 
        participation, coordination, and cooperation between local units 
        of government and other public agencies; 
           (7) whether there is coordination with other public and 
        private funding sources and programs; and 
           (8) whether there are off-site public benefits such as 
        preventing downstream degradation and siltation; and 
           (9) the proposed interest rate. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 9a.  [AUTHORITY OF APPLICANTS.] Applicants may enter 
        into a lender agreement designating a local lender.  Applicants 
        designating themselves as the local lender may enter into 
        contracts for loan review, processing, and servicing. 
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [AUTHORITY OF APPLICANTS LOCAL LENDERS.] (a) 
        Applicants Local lenders may enter into lender agreements with 
        borrowers to finance projects under this section the 
        commissioner. 
           (b) Applicants Local lenders may establish revolving loan 
        programs enter into loan agreements with borrowers to finance 
        projects under this section. 
           (c) In approving county allocation requests, the 
        commissioner shall allow applicants to provide loans under 
        revolving loan programs established under paragraph (b), until 
        50 percent of the amount appropriated and available under 
        subdivision 3 has been allocated to applicants establishing 
        these programs.  In approving any additional county allocation 
        requests, the commissioner may allow applicants to provide loans 
        under these programs Local lenders may establish revolving loan 
        programs to finance projects under this section. 
           (d) Local lenders, including applicants designating 
        themselves as the local lender, may enter into participation 
        agreements with other lenders.  Local lenders may also enter 
        into contracts with other lenders for the limited purposes of 
        loan review, processing and servicing, or to enter into loan 
        agreements with borrowers to finance projects under this 
        section.  Other lenders entering into contracts with local 
        lenders under this section must meet the definition of local 
        lender in subdivision 4, must comply with all provisions of the 
        lender agreement and this section, and must guarantee repayment 
        of the loan funds to the local lender.  In no case may there be 
        more than one local lender per county or more than one revolving 
        fund per county. 
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [BORROWER ELIGIBILITY; TERMS; REPAYMENT; 
        RECISION.] (a) Local lenders shall use the following criteria in 
        addition to other criteria they deem necessary in determining 
        the eligibility of borrowers for loans: 
           (1) whether the activity is certified by a local unit of 
        government as meeting priority needs identified in a 
        comprehensive water management plan and is in compliance with 
        accepted standards, specifications, or criteria; 
           (2) whether the activity is certified as eligible under 
        Environmental Protection Agency or other applicable guidelines; 
        and 
           (3) whether the repayment is assured from the borrower. 
           (b) Local lenders shall set the terms and conditions of 
        loans to borrowers, except that no loan to an individual 
        borrower may exceed $50,000.  In all instances, local lenders 
        must provide for sufficient collateral or protection for the 
        loan principal.  They are responsible for collecting repayments 
        by borrowers.  For direct loans, the borrower must provide 
        sufficient collateral and repay the loan according to a mutually 
        prearranged schedule with the commissioner. 
           (c) A The local lender is responsible for repaying the 
        principal of a loan to the commissioner.  The terms of repayment 
        will be identified in the lender agreement.  If defaults occur, 
        it is the responsibility of the local lender to obtain repayment 
        from the borrower.  Default on the part of individual borrowers 
        shall have no effect on the local lender's responsibility to 
        repay its loan from the commissioner whether or not the local 
        lender fully recovers defaulted amounts from individual 
        borrowers.  For revolving loan programs established under 
        subdivision 10, paragraph (b) (c), the lender agreement must 
        provide that: 
           (1) repayment of principal to the commissioner must 
        begin no later than ten years after the date of the applicant 
        receives the allocation lender agreement and must be repaid in 
        full no later than 20 years after the date of the lender 
        agreement; and 
           (2) after the initial ten-year period, the local lender 
        shall not write any additional loans, and any existing principal 
        balance held by the local lender shall be immediately repaid to 
        the commissioner; 
           (3) after the initial ten-year period, all principal 
        received by the local lender from borrowers shall be repaid to 
        the commissioner as it is received; and 
           (4) the applicant shall report to the commissioner annually 
        regarding the past and intended uses of the money in the 
        revolving loan program. 
           (d) Continued availability of the allocation granted in the 
        lender agreement is contingent upon commissioner approval of the 
        annual report.  The commissioner shall review the annual report 
        to ensure the past and future uses of the funds are consistent 
        with the comprehensive water management plan and the lender 
        agreement.  If the commissioner concludes the past or intended 
        uses of the money are not consistent with the comprehensive 
        water management plan or the lender agreement, the commissioner 
        shall rescind the allocation granted under the lender agreement. 
        Such recision shall result in termination of available 
        allocation, the immediate repayment of any unencumbered funds 
        held by the local lender in a revolving loan fund, and the 
        repayment of the principal portion of loan repayments to the 
        commissioner as they are received.  The lender agreement shall 
        reflect the commissioner's rights under this paragraph. 
           (e) A local lender shall receive certification from local 
        government unit staff that a project has been satisfactorily 
        completed prior to releasing the final loan disbursement. 
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 14, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 14.  [FEES; LOAN SERVICES AND INTEREST.] (a) 
        Origination fees charged directly to borrowers by local lenders 
        upon executing a loan shall not exceed one-half of one percent 
        of the loan amount.  Servicing fees Interest assessed to loan 
        repayments by the local lender must not exceed two three percent 
        interest on outstanding principal amounts if the local lender is 
        a local government unit, or three percent interest on 
        outstanding principal amounts if the local lender is a state or 
        federally chartered bank, savings and loan association, a state 
        or federal credit union, or an entity of Farm Credit Services. 
           (b) The local lender shall create a principal account to 
        which the principal portions of individual borrower loan 
        repayments will be credited. 
           (c) Any interest earned on outstanding loan balances not 
        separated as repayments are received and before the principal 
        amounts are deposited in the principal account shall be added to 
        the principal portion of the loan to the local lender and must 
        be paid to the commissioner when the principal is due under the 
        lender agreement. 
           (d) Any interest earned on the principal account must be 
        added to the principal portion of the loan to the local lender 
        and must be paid to the commissioner when the principal is due 
        under the lender agreement. 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 16, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 16.  [ASSESSMENT AGAINST REAL PROPERTY LIENS AGAINST 
        PROPERTY.] A county may assess and charge against real property 
        amounts loaned and servicing fees for projects funded under this 
        section.  The auditor of the county where the project is located 
        shall extend the amounts assessed and charged on the tax roll of 
        the county against the real property on which the project is 
        located. (a) Unless a county determines otherwise, at the time 
        of the disbursement of funds on a loan to a borrower under this 
        section, the principal balance due plus accrued interest on the 
        principal balance as provided by this section becomes a lien in 
        favor of the county making the loan upon the real property on 
        which the project is located.  The lien must be first and prior 
        to all other liens against the property, including state tax 
        liens, whether filed before or after the placing of a lien under 
        this subdivision, except liens for special assessments by the 
        county under applicable special assessments laws, which liens 
        shall be of equal rank with the lien created under this 
        subdivision.  A lien in favor of the county shall be first and 
        prior as provided in this subdivision only if the county making 
        the loan gives written notice of the intent to make the loan 
        under this subdivision to all other persons having a recorded 
        interest in the real property subject to the lien, no less than 
        30 days prior to the disbursement of the funds, and receives an 
        agreement to subordinate superior lien positions held by all 
        other lenders having a recorded interest in the real property 
        subject to the lien.  This lien and subordination agreement must 
        be recorded against the real estate in the county recorder's 
        office or filed with the registrar of titles for the county or 
        counties in which the property is located.  The county may bill 
        amounts due on the loan on the tax statement for the property.  
        Enforcement of the lien created by this subdivision shall, at 
        the county's option, be in the manner set forth in chapter 580 
        or 581.  When the amount due plus interest has been paid, the 
        county shall file a satisfaction of the lien created under this 
        subdivision. 
           (b) A county may also secure amounts due on a loan under 
        this section by taking a purchase money security interest in 
        equipment in accordance with chapter 336, article 9, and may 
        enforce the purchase money security interest in accordance with 
        chapters 336, article 9, and 565. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 17.  [REFERENDUM EXEMPTION.] For the purpose of 
        obtaining a loan from the commissioner, a local government unit 
        may provide to the commissioner its general obligation note.  
        All obligations incurred by a local government unit in obtaining 
        a loan from the commissioner must be in accordance with chapter 
        475, except that so long as the obligations are issued to 
        evidence a loan from the commissioner to the local government 
        unit, an election is not required to authorize the obligations 
        issued, and the amount of the obligations shall not be included 
        in determining the net indebtedness of the local government unit 
        under the provisions of any law or chapter limiting the 
        indebtedness. 
           Sec. 40.  [17.231] [NATIVE GRASSES AND WILDFLOWER SEED 
        PRODUCTION INCENTIVE LOAN PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] (a) The commissioner shall 
        prepare a plan to establish a seed production loan program to 
        provide loans that enable people to begin or expand efforts to 
        develop and produce new, local-origin, native grass, and native 
        wildflower seed species. 
           (b) In the plan, the commissioner shall use the ecological 
        regions identified by the commissioner of natural resources 
        covering the entire state.  In the plan, the commissioner shall 
        design the loan program to produce at least ten local variety 
        native grass species and 40 local variety native wildflower 
        species for each region.  In the plan, the commissioner shall 
        look at the possibility of producing 100 acres of native grass 
        seed production and ten acres of native wildflower seed 
        production in each region. 
           Sec. 41.  [17.985] [PASSING ON THE FARM CENTER.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE; OBJECTIVES.] The Passing on the 
        Farm Center is established as a part of Southwest Technical 
        College in Granite Falls to assist individuals beginning farming 
        and family farming operations.  The center shall also assist in 
        facilitating the transition of farming operations from 
        established farmers to beginning farmers by creating and 
        maintaining an information base inventorying land and facilities 
        available for acquisition and bringing them together to increase 
        the number of family farming operations in this state.  The 
        objectives of the center include, but are not limited to, the 
        following: 
           (1) using the services of a certified public accountant, 
        real estate agents, and attorneys to provide education in estate 
        planning and farm transfer programs for interested retiring 
        farmers; 
           (2) assessing needs of beginning farmers and retiring 
        farmers in order to identify program and service opportunities 
        including developing statewide apprenticeship programs between 
        beginning and retiring farmers; and 
           (3) developing, coordinating, and delivering statewide 
        through Southwest Technical College in Granite Falls and other 
        entities, as appropriate, targeted education to beginning 
        farmers and retiring farm families. 
           Subd. 2.  [PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.] Programs and services 
        provided by the center must include, but are not limited to, the 
        development of skills and knowledge in farm estate planning and 
        other topics related to intergenerational farm transfer.  The 
        center shall develop and distribute a detailed questionnaire for 
        interested retired farmers and landowners and beginning farmers 
        for the purpose of connecting them with each other and to 
        develop computerized lists.  The center shall coordinate to the 
        extent practicable with agricultural information centers. 
           Subd. 3.  [ANNUAL REPORT.] The center shall submit a report 
        annually to the legislature on or before February 1.  The report 
        shall include, but is not limited to, recommendations for 
        methods by which more individuals may be encouraged to enter 
        agriculture. 
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 28A.03, is 
        amended to read: 
           28A.03 [DEFINITIONS.] 
           As used in sections 28A.01 to 28A.16 the terms defined in 
        this section shall have the following meanings: 
           (a) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture of 
        the state of Minnesota. 
           (b) "Person" means any individual, firm, corporation, 
        company, association, cooperative or partnership and includes 
        any trustee, receiver, assignee or other similar representative 
        thereof. 
           (c) "Place of business" means every location where food or 
        food items are manufactured, processed, sold, stored or handled, 
        including buildings, locations, permanent or portable 
        structures, carnivals, circuses, fairs, or any other permanent 
        or temporary location. 
           Any vehicle or similar mobile unit from which food is sold 
        shall be considered a place of business for purposes of this 
        section if the food therefrom has been manufactured, packaged or 
        dispensed from bulk, or processed in any manner thereon. 
           (d) "Food" includes every article used for, entering into 
        the consumption of, or used or intended for use in the 
        preparation of food, drink, confectionery, or condiment for 
        humans, whether simple, mixed or compound. 
           (1) "Perishable food" is food which includes, but is not 
        limited to fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and other products 
        which need protection from extremes of temperatures in order to 
        avoid decomposition by microbial growth or otherwise. 
           (2) "Readily perishable food" is food or a food ingredient 
        consisting in whole or in part of milk, milk products, eggs, 
        meat, fish, poultry or other food or food ingredient which is 
        capable of supporting rapid and progressive growth of infectious 
        or toxigenic microorganisms. 
           (3) "Frozen food" is food which is processed and preserved 
        by freezing in accordance with good commercial practices and 
        which is intended to be sold in the frozen state. 
           (4) For the purposes of this definition, packaged food in 
        hermetically sealed containers processed by heat to prevent 
        spoilage; packaged pickles; jellies, jams and condiments in 
        sealed containers; bakery products such as bread, rolls, buns, 
        donuts, fruit-filled pies and pastries; dehydrated packaged 
        food; and dry or packaged food so low in moisture content as to 
        preclude development of microorganisms are not "perishable 
        food," "readily perishable food," or "frozen food" within the 
        meaning of definitions (1), (2) and (3) herein when they are 
        stored and handled in accordance with good commercial practices. 
           (e) "Sell and sale" includes the keeping, offering, or 
        exposing for sale, use, transporting, transferring, negotiating, 
        soliciting, or exchange of food, the having in possession with 
        intent to sell, use, transport, negotiate, solicit, or exchange 
        the same and the storing, or carrying thereof in aid of traffic 
        therein whether done or permitted in person or through others. 
           (f) "Principal mode of business" means that type of 
        business described under either (a), (b), (c) or (d) in section 
        28A.05 within which category the greatest amount of the 
        applicant's food business lies. 
           (g) "Custom processor"  means a person who slaughters 
        animals or processes noninspected meat for the owner of the 
        animals, and returns the meat products derived from the 
        slaughter or processing to the owner.  "Custom processor"  does 
        not include a person who slaughters animals or poultry or 
        processes meat for the owner of the animals or poultry on the 
        farm or premises of the owner of the animals, meat, or poultry.  
        For the purpose of this clause, "animals" or "meat" do not 
        include poultry or game animals or meat derived therefrom. 
           (h) "Major violation" includes conditions that cause food 
        products to become adulterated, as defined in section 31.121, or 
        fraudulently misbranded, as defined in section 31.123.  
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 28A.08, is 
        amended to read: 
           28A.08 [LICENSE FEES; PENALTIES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] License fees, penalties for late 
        renewal of licenses, and penalties for not obtaining a license 
        before conducting business in food handling that are set in this 
        section apply to the sections named except as provided under 
        section 28A.09.  Except as specified herein, bonds and 
        assessments based on number of units operated or volume handled 
        or processed which are provided for in said laws shall not be 
        affected, nor shall any penalties for late payment of said 
        assessments, nor shall inspection fees, be affected by this 
        chapter.  The penalties may be waived by the commissioner. 
           Subd. 2.  [FEES FOR FISCAL YEAR 1996.] 
                                                          Penalties 
        Type of food handler                    License  Late     No
                                                Fee      Renewal  License
                                                Effective
                                                July 1, 1995
        1.   Retail food handler
             (a) Having gross sales of only
             prepackaged nonperishable food
             of less than $15,000 for 
             the immediately previous 
             license or fiscal year and 
             filing a statement with the 
             commissioner                       $ 40 42  $ 15     $ 25
             (b) Having under $15,000 gross
             sales including food preparation 
             or having $15,000 to $50,000 
             gross sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $ 55 58  $ 15     $ 25
             (c) Having $50,000 to $250,000 
             gross sales for the immediately                          
             previous license or fiscal year    $105 111 $ 35     $ 75
             (d) Having $250,000 to 
             $1,000,000 gross sales for the 
             immediately previous license or 
             fiscal year                        $180 191 $ 50     $100
             (e) Having $1,000,000 to 
             $5,000,000 gross sales for the 
             immediately previous license or 
             fiscal year                        $500 530 $100     $175
             (f) Having $5,000,000 to
             $10,000,000 gross sales for the
             immediately previous license or
             fiscal year                        $700 742 $150     $300
             (g) Having over $10,000,000
             gross sales for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $800 848 $200     $350
        2.   Wholesale food handler
             (a) Having gross sales or service
             of less than $25,000 for the
             immediately previous license or
             fiscal year                        $ 50     $ 15     $ 15
             (b) Having gross sales or
             service of less than
             $25,000 to $250,000
             gross sales or service
             for the immediately previous 
             license or fiscal year             $200 212 $ 50     $100
             (b) (c) Having $250,000 to
             $1,000,000 gross sales or 
             service from a mobile 
             unit without a separate food
             storage facility for the 
             immediately previous license 
             or fiscal year                     $318     $ 75     $150
             (d) Having $250,000 to 
             $1,000,000 gross sales or
             service not covered under 
             paragraph (c) for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $400 424 $100     $200
             (c) (e) Having $1,000,000
             to $5,000,000 gross sales or
             service for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $500 530 $125     $250
             (d) (f) Having over $5,000,000
             gross sales for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $575 610 $150     $300
        3.   Food broker                        $100 106 $ 30     $ 50
        4.   Wholesale food processor
             or manufacturer 
             (a) Having gross sales of less 
             than $250,000 for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $275 292 $ 75     $150
             (b) Having $250,000 to $1,000,000 
             gross sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $400 424 $100     $200
             (c) Having $1,000,000 to
             $5,000,000 gross sales for the 
             immediately previous license or 
             fiscal year                        $500 530 $125     $250
             (d) Having over $5,000,000
             gross sales for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $575 610 $150     $300
        5.   Wholesale food processor of
             meat or poultry products
             under supervision of the
             U. S. Department of Agriculture 
             (a) Having gross sales of less 
             than $250,000 for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $150 159 $ 50     $ 75
             (b) Having $250,000 to $1,000,000 
             gross sales for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $225 239 $ 75     $125
             (c) Having $1,000,000 to
             $5,000,000 gross sales for the
             immediately previous license or 
             fiscal year                        $275 292 $ 75     $150
             (d) Having over $5,000,000
             gross sales for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $325 345 $100     $175
        6.   Wholesale food manufacturer
             having the permission of the
             commissioner to use the name
             Minnesota farmstead cheese         $ 30     $ 10     $ 15
        7.   Nonresident frozen dairy 
             manufacturer                       $200     $ 50     $ 75
        8.   Wholesale food manufacturer
             processing less than 70,000
             pounds per year of cultured
             dairy food as defined in section
             32.486, subdivision 1,
             paragraph (b)                      $ 30     $ 10     $ 15
        9.   A milk marketing organization
             without facilities for processing
             or manufacturing that
             purchases milk from milk
             producers for delivery to a
             licensed wholesale food processor
             or manufacturer                    $ 50     $ 15     $ 25
           Subd. 3.  [FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1996.] 
                                                          Penalties 
        Type of food handler                    License  Late     No
                                                Fee      Renewal  License
                                                Effective
                                                July 1, 1996
        1.   Retail food handler
             (a) Having gross sales of only
             prepackaged nonperishable food
             of less than $15,000 for 
             the immediately previous 
             license or fiscal year and 
             filing a statement with the 
             commissioner                       $ 45     $ 15     $ 25
             (b) Having under $15,000 gross
             sales including food preparation 
             or having $15,000 to $50,000 
             gross sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $ 61     $ 15     $ 25
             (c) Having $50,000 to $250,000 
             gross sales for the immediately  
             previous license or fiscal year    $118     $ 35     $ 75
             (d) Having $250,000 to 
             $1,000,000 gross sales for the 
             immediately previous license or 
             fiscal year                        $202     $ 50     $100
             (e) Having $1,000,000 to 
             $5,000,000 gross sales for the 
             immediately previous license or 
             fiscal year                        $562     $100     $175
             (f) Having $5,000,000 to
             $10,000,000 gross sales for the
             immediately previous license or
             fiscal year                        $787     $150     $300
             (g) Having over $10,000,000
             gross sales for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $899     $200     $350
        2.   Wholesale food handler
             (a) Having gross sales or
             service of less than $25,000
             for the immediately previous 
             license or fiscal year             $ 50     $ 15     $ 15
             (b) Having $25,000 to
             $250,000 gross sales or
             service for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $225     $ 50     $100
             (c) Having $250,000
             to $1,000,000 gross sales or
             service from a mobile unit
             without a separate food facility
             for the immediately previous
             license or fiscal year             $337     $ 75     $150
             (d) Having $250,000
             to $1,000,000 gross sales or
             service not covered under paragraph 
             (c) for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $449     $100     $200
             (e) Having $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
             gross sales or service for the
             immediately previous license or
             fiscal year                        $562     $125     $250
             (f) Having over $5,000,000 gross
             sales for the immediately previous
             license or fiscal year             $647     $150     $300
        3.   Food broker                        $112     $ 30     $ 50
        4.   Wholesale food processor
             or manufacturer 
             (a) Having gross sales of less 
             than $250,000 for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $310     $ 75     $150
             (b) Having $250,000 to $1,000,000 
             gross sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $449     $100     $200
             (c) Having $1,000,000 to
             $5,000,000 gross sales for the 
             immediately previous license or 
             fiscal year                        $562     $125     $250
             (d) Having over $5,000,000
             gross sales for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $647     $150     $300
        5.   Wholesale food processor of
             meat or poultry products
             under supervision of the
             U. S. Department of Agriculture 
             (a) Having gross sales of less 
             than $250,000 for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $169     $ 50     $ 75
             (b) Having $250,000 to $1,000,000 
             gross sales for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $253     $ 75     $125
             (c) Having $1,000,000 to
             $5,000,000 gross sales for the
             immediately previous license or 
             fiscal year                        $310     $ 75     $150
             (d) Having over $5,000,000
             gross sales for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $366     $100     $175
        6.   Wholesale food manufacturer
             having the permission of the
             commissioner to use the name
             Minnesota farmstead cheese         $ 30     $ 10     $ 15
        7.   Nonresident frozen dairy 
             manufacturer                       $200     $ 50     $ 75
        8.   Wholesale food manufacturer
             processing less than 70,000
             pounds per year of cultured
             dairy food as defined in section
             32.486, subdivision 1,
             paragraph (b)                      $ 30     $ 10     $ 15
        9.   A milk marketing organization
             without facilities for processing
             or manufacturing that
             purchases milk from milk
             producers for delivery to a
             licensed wholesale food processor
             or manufacturer                    $ 50     $ 15     $ 25
           Sec. 44.  [28A.085] [REINSPECTION FEES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [VIOLATIONS; PROHIBITED ACTS.] The 
        commissioner may charge a reinspection fee for each reinspection 
        of a food handler that: 
           (1) is found with a major violation of requirements in 
        chapter 28, 29, 30, 31, 31A, 32, 33, or 34, or rules adopted 
        under one of those chapters; 
           (2) is found with a violation of section 31.02, 31.161, or 
        31.165, and requires a follow-up inspection after an 
        administrative meeting held pursuant to section 31.14; or 
           (3) fails to correct equipment and facility deficiencies as 
        required in rules adopted under chapter 28, 29, 30, 31, 31A, 32, 
        or 34.  The first reinspection of a firm with gross food sales 
        under $1,000,000 must be assessed at $25.  The fee for a firm 
        with gross food sales over $1,000,000 is $50.  The fee for a 
        subsequent reinspection of a firm for the same violation is 50 
        percent of their current license fee.  The establishment must be 
        issued written notice of violations with a reasonable date for 
        compliance listed on the notice.  An initial inspection relating 
        to a complaint is not a reinspection. 
           Subd. 2.  [MARKET WITHDRAWAL; FOOD SAFETY EMERGENCY.] A 
        food handler that requires a reinspection due to adulteration or 
        misbranded foods that result in a food being recalled from 
        commerce may be assessed for reasonable and direct reinspection 
        costs incurred by the commissioner, including personnel, travel, 
        laboratory analysis, and attorney general costs.  Reinspection 
        related to floods, earthquakes, storms, accidental fires, and 
        power outages are excluded.  The commissioner, upon request of 
        the food handler, shall provide, within a reasonable time, an 
        estimate of the anticipated cost for resolving the food safety 
        emergency. 
           Subd. 3.  [MANNER AND TIMING OF PAYMENT.] Unless an appeal 
        is filed under subdivision 5, a food handler must pay all fees 
        and assessments in the manner and timing requested by the 
        commissioner.  If a timely appeal is requested, the fees and 
        assessments are stayed until a decision on the appeal is issued 
        by the hearing officer.  A license may not be renewed until all 
        fees and penalties under this chapter are paid. 
           Subd. 4.  [DEPOSIT; APPROPRIATION.] All reinspection fees 
        and assessments collected must be deposited in the state 
        treasury and are credited to an account in the special revenue 
        fund.  Money in the account, including interest accrued, is 
        appropriated to the commissioner to pay the expenses relating to 
        reinspections conducted under the chapters listed in subdivision 
        1. 
           Subd. 5.  [APPEALS.] Food handlers may appeal reinspection 
        fees and assessments to the department hearing officer within 30 
        days of receipt of the notice of fee assessment.  The appeal 
        must be submitted to the commissioner in writing. 
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41A.09, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [ETHANOL PRODUCTION GOAL.] It is a goal of the 
        state that ethanol production plants in the state attain a total 
        annual production level of 220,000,000 gallons.  
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41A.09, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [DEFINITIONS.] For the purposes of this section 
        the terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings given 
        them. 
           (a) "Ethanol" means fermentation ethyl alcohol derived from 
        agricultural products, including potatoes, cereal, grains, 
        cheese whey, and sugar beets; forest products; or other 
        renewable resources, including residue and waste generated from 
        the production, processing, and marketing of agricultural 
        products, forest products, and other renewable resources, that: 
           (1) meets all of the specifications in ASTM specification D 
        4806-88; and 
           (2) is denatured with unleaded gasoline or rubber 
        hydrocarbon solvent as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, 
        title 27, parts 211 and 212, as adopted by the Bureau of 
        Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms of the United States Treasury 
        Department. 
           (b) "Wet alcohol" means agriculturally derived fermentation 
        ethyl alcohol having a purity of at least 50 percent but less 
        than 99 percent. 
           (c) "Anhydrous alcohol" means fermentation ethyl alcohol 
        derived from agricultural products as described in paragraph 
        (a), but that does not meet ASTM specifications or is not 
        denatured and is shipped in bond for further processing. 
           (d) "Ethanol plant" means a plant at which ethanol, 
        anhydrous alcohol, or wet alcohol is produced. 
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41A.09, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3a.  [PAYMENTS.] (a) The commissioner of agriculture 
        shall make cash payments to producers of ethanol, anhydrous 
        alcohol, and wet alcohol located in the state.  These payments 
        shall apply only to ethanol, anhydrous alcohol, and wet alcohol 
        fermented in the state and produced at plants that have begun 
        production by June 30, 2000.  For the purpose of this 
        subdivision, an entity that holds a controlling interest in more 
        than one ethanol plant is considered a single producer.  The 
        amount of the payment for each producer's annual production is: 
           (1) except as provided in paragraph (b), for each gallon of 
        ethanol or anhydrous alcohol produced on or before June 30, 
        2000, or ten years after the start of production, whichever is 
        later, 20 cents per gallon; and 
           (2) for each gallon produced of wet alcohol on or before 
        June 30, 2000, or ten years after the start of production, 
        whichever is later, a payment in cents per gallon calculated by 
        the formula "alcohol purity in percent divided by five," and 
        rounded to the nearest cent per gallon, but not less than 11 
        cents per gallon. 
           The producer payments for anhydrous alcohol and wet alcohol 
        under this section may be paid to either the original producer 
        of anhydrous alcohol or wet alcohol or the secondary processor, 
        at the option of the original producer, but not to both. 
           (b) If the level of production at an ethanol plant 
        increases due to an increase in the production capacity of the 
        plant and the increased production begins by June 30, 2000, the 
        payment under paragraph (a), clause (1), applies to the 
        additional increment of production until ten years after the 
        increased production began. 
           (c) The commissioner shall make payments to producers of 
        ethanol or wet alcohol in the amount of 1.5 cents for each 
        kilowatt hour of electricity generated using closed-loop biomass 
        in a cogeneration facility at an ethanol plant located in the 
        state.  Payments under this paragraph shall be made only for 
        electricity generated at cogeneration facilities that begin 
        operation by June 30, 2000.  The payments apply to electricity 
        generated on or before the date ten years after the producer 
        first qualifies for payment under this paragraph.  Total 
        payments under this paragraph in any fiscal year may not exceed 
        $750,000.  For the purposes of this paragraph: 
           (1) "closed-loop biomass" means any organic material from a 
        plant that is planted for the purpose of being used to generate 
        electricity or for multiple purposes that include being used to 
        generate electricity; and 
           (2) "cogeneration" means the combined generation of: 
           (i) electrical or mechanical power; and 
           (ii) steam or forms of useful energy, such as heat, that 
        are used for industrial, commercial, heating, or cooling 
        purposes. 
           (d) The total payments under paragraphs (a) and (b) to all 
        producers may not exceed $30,000,000 in a fiscal year.  Total 
        payments under paragraphs (a) and (b) to a producer in a fiscal 
        year may not exceed $3,000,000. 
           (e) By the last day of October, January, April, and July, 
        each producer shall file a claim for payment for ethanol, 
        anhydrous alcohol, and wet alcohol production during the 
        preceding three calendar months.  A producer with more than one 
        plant shall file a separate claim for each plant.  A producer 
        shall file a separate claim for the original production capacity 
        of each plant and for each additional increment of production 
        that qualifies under paragraph (b).  A producer that files a 
        claim under this subdivision shall include a statement of the 
        producer's total ethanol, anhydrous alcohol, and wet alcohol 
        production in Minnesota during the quarter covered by the claim, 
        including anhydrous alcohol and wet alcohol produced or received 
        from an outside source.  A producer shall file a separate claim 
        for any amount claimed under paragraph (c).  For each claim and 
        statement of total ethanol, anhydrous alcohol, and wet alcohol 
        production filed under this subdivision, the volume of ethanol, 
        anhydrous alcohol, and wet alcohol production or amounts of 
        electricity generated using closed-loop biomass must be examined 
        by an independent certified public accountant in accordance with 
        standards established by the American Institute of Certified 
        Public Accountants. 
           (f) Payments shall be made November 15, February 15, May 
        15, and August 15.  A separate payment shall be made for each 
        claim filed.  The total quarterly payment to a producer under 
        this paragraph, excluding amounts paid under paragraph (c), may 
        not exceed $750,000.  If the total amount for which all 
        producers are eligible in a quarter under paragraphs (a) and (b) 
        exceeds $7,500,000, the commissioner shall make payments in the 
        order in which the portion of production capacity covered by 
        each claim went into production.  If the total amount of ethanol 
        or wet alcohol production reported for a quarter under paragraph 
        (e) equals or exceeds 55,000,000 gallons: 
           (1) payments under this subdivision do not apply to the 
        amount produced in excess of 55,000,000 gallons; 
           (2) the commissioner shall make payments to producers in 
        the order in which the portion of production capacity covered by 
        each claim began production; and 
           (3) only those producers that receive payments for the 
        quarter, or received payments under paragraph (a) or (b) in an 
        earlier quarter, will be eligible for future ethanol or wet 
        alcohol production payments under this subdivision. 
           (g) If the total amount for which all producers are 
        eligible in a quarter under paragraph (c) exceeds the amount 
        available for payments, the commissioner shall make payments in 
        the order in which the plants covered by the claims began 
        generating electricity using closed-loop biomass. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41A.09, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5a.  [EXPIRATION.] This section expires June 30, 
        2010, and the unobligated balance of each appropriation under 
        this section on that date reverts to the general fund. 
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.02, 
        subdivision 20, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 20.  [ETHANOL PRODUCTION FACILITY.] "Ethanol 
        production facility" means a facility that ferments, distills, 
        dewaters, or otherwise produces ethanol as defined in section 
        41A.09, subdivision 2 2a, paragraph (a). 
           Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.03, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [APPLICATION FEE.] The authority may impose a 
        reasonable nonrefundable application fee for each application 
        submitted for a beginning farmer loan or a seller-sponsored 
        loan.  The application fee is initially $50.  The authority may 
        review the fee annually and make adjustments as necessary.  The 
        fee must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to an 
        account in the special revenue fund.  Money in the account is 
        appropriated to the commissioner for administrative expenses of 
        the beginning farmer and seller-sponsored loan programs. 
           Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.04, 
        subdivision 17, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 17.  [APPLICATION AND ORIGINATION FEE.] The authority 
        may impose a reasonable nonrefundable application fee for each 
        application and an origination fee for each loan issued under 
        the loan restructuring program.  The origination fee is 1.5 
        percent of the authority's participation interest in the loan 
        and the application fee is $50.  The authority may review the 
        fees annually and make adjustments as necessary.  The fees must 
        be deposited in the state treasury and credited to an account in 
        the special revenue fund.  Money in the account is appropriated 
        to the commissioner for administrative expenses of the loan 
        restructuring program. 
           Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.043, 
        subdivision 1b, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1b.  [LOAN PARTICIPATION.] The authority may 
        participate in an agricultural improvement loan with an eligible 
        lender to a farmer who meets the requirements of section 41B.03, 
        subdivision 1, clauses (1) and (2), and who are actively engaged 
        in farming.  Participation is limited to 45 percent of the 
        principal amount of the loan or $50,000 $100,000, whichever is 
        less.  The interest rates and repayment terms of the authority's 
        participation interest may be different than the interest rates 
        and repayment terms of the lender's retained portion of the loan.
           Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.043, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SPECIFICATIONS.] No direct loan may exceed 
        $35,000 or $50,000 $100,000 for a loan participation or be made 
        to refinance an existing debt.  Each direct loan and 
        participation must be secured by a mortgage on real property and 
        such other security as the authority may require. 
           Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.043, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPLICATION AND ORIGINATION FEE.] The authority 
        may impose a reasonable nonrefundable application fee for each 
        application for a direct loan or participation and an 
        origination fee for each direct loan issued under the 
        agricultural improvement loan program.  The origination fee 
        initially shall be set at 1.5 percent and the application fee at 
        $50.  The authority may review the fees annually and make 
        adjustments as necessary.  The fees must be deposited in the 
        state treasury and credited to an account in the special revenue 
        fund.  Money in this account is appropriated to the commissioner 
        for administrative expenses of the agricultural improvement loan 
        program. 
           Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.045, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [LOAN PARTICIPATION.] The authority may 
        participate in a livestock expansion loan with an eligible 
        lender to a livestock farmer who meets the requirements of 
        section 41B.03, subdivision 1, clauses (1) and (2), and who are 
        actively engaged in a livestock operation.  Participation is 
        limited to 45 percent of the principal amount of the loan or 
        $100,000 $250,000, whichever is less.  The interest rates and 
        repayment terms of the authority's participation interest may be 
        different from the interest rates and repayment terms of the 
        lender's retained portion of the loan.  Loans under this program 
        must not be included in the lifetime limitation calculated under 
        section 41B.03, subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.046, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] For purposes of this section:
           (1) "Agricultural commodity" has the meaning given in 
        section 17.90. 
           (1) (2) "Agricultural product processing facility" means 
        land, buildings, structures, fixtures, and improvements located 
        or to be located in Minnesota and used or operated primarily for 
        the processing or production of marketable products 
        from agriculture crops agricultural commodities, including waste 
        and residues from agriculture crops agricultural commodities, 
        but, except as provided in subdivision 4a, not including 
        livestock or livestock products, poultry or poultry products, or 
        wood or wood products. 
           (2) (3) "Value-added agricultural product" means a product 
        derived from an agricultural crops commodity, including waste 
        and residues from agricultural crops commodities, but, except as 
        provided in subdivision 4a, not including livestock or livestock 
        products, poultry or poultry products, or wood or wood products, 
        which are processed by an agricultural product processing 
        facility. 
           Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.046, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [CERTAIN LIVESTOCK PROCESSING FACILITIES 
        ELIGIBLE.] An applicant may be eligible for a loan under this 
        section if: 
           (1) the facility is owned and operated by a cooperative 
        organized under chapter 308A.  For purposes of this subdivision, 
        "owned and operated" includes a contractual arrangement with 
        another entity to provide management and operations services for 
        a facility owned by the cooperative; and 
           (2) its agricultural product processing facility is located 
        in Minnesota and operated primarily for the processing of 
        livestock. 
           Sec. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 84.631, is 
        amended to read: 
           84.631 [ROAD EASEMENTS ACROSS STATE LANDS.] 
           Except as provided in section 85.015, subdivision 1b, the 
        commissioner, on behalf of the state, may convey a road easement 
        across state land under the commissioner's jurisdiction other 
        than school trust land, to a private person requesting an 
        easement for access to property owned by the person only if the 
        following requirements are met:  (1) there are no reasonable 
        alternatives to obtain access to the property; and (2) the 
        exercise of the easement will not cause significant adverse 
        environmental or natural resource management impacts.  The 
        commissioner shall: 
           (1) require the applicant to pay the market value of the 
        easement; 
           (2) provide that the easement reverts to the state in the 
        event of nonuse; and 
           (3) impose other terms and conditions of use as necessary 
        and appropriate under the circumstances.  
           Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 84.788, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPLICATION; ISSUANCE; REPORTS.] Application for 
        registration or continued registration must be made to the 
        commissioner or an authorized deputy registrar of motor vehicles 
        on a form prescribed by the commissioner.  The form must state 
        the name and address of every owner of the off-highway 
        motorcycle and must be signed by at least one owner.  Upon 
        receipt of the application and the appropriate fee, the 
        commissioner shall assign a registration number that must be 
        affixed to the motorcycle in a manner prescribed by the 
        commissioner.  The commissioner shall develop a registration 
        system to register vehicles under this section.  A deputy 
        registrar of motor vehicles acting under section 168.33, is also 
        a deputy registrar of off-highway motorcycles.  The commissioner 
        of natural resources in agreement with the commissioner of 
        public safety may prescribe the accounting and procedural 
        requirements necessary to ensure efficient handling of 
        registrations and registration fees.  Deputy registrars shall 
        strictly comply with the accounting and procedural 
        requirements.  A fee of 50 cents $2 in addition to other fees 
        prescribed by law is charged for each off-highway motorcycle 
        registered by: 
           (1) a deputy registrar and must be deposited in the 
        treasury of the jurisdiction where the deputy is appointed, or 
        kept if the deputy is not a public official; or 
           (2) the commissioner and must be deposited in the state 
        treasury and credited to the off-highway motorcycle account. 
           Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 84.798, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPLICATION; ISSUANCE.] Application for 
        registration or continued registration must be made to the 
        commissioner, or an authorized deputy registrar of motor 
        vehicles on a form prescribed by the commissioner.  The form 
        must state the name and address of every owner of the off-road 
        vehicle and must be signed by at least one owner.  Upon receipt 
        of the application and the appropriate fee, the commissioner 
        shall register the off-road vehicle and assign a registration 
        number that must be affixed to the vehicle in accordance with 
        subdivision 4.  A deputy registrar of motor vehicles acting 
        under section 168.33 is also a deputy registrar of off-road 
        vehicles.  The commissioner of natural resources in cooperation 
        with the commissioner of public safety may prescribe the 
        accounting and procedural requirements necessary to ensure 
        efficient handling of registrations and registration fees.  
        Deputy registrars shall strictly comply with the accounting and 
        procedural requirements.  A fee of 50 cents $2 in addition to 
        other fees prescribed by law must be charged for each off-road 
        vehicle registered by: 
           (1) a deputy registrar, and must be deposited in the 
        treasury of the jurisdiction where the deputy is appointed, or 
        retained if the deputy is not a public official; or 
           (2) the commissioner and must be deposited in the state 
        treasury and credited to the off-road vehicle account. 
           Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 84.82, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION, ISSUANCE, REPORTS, ADDITIONAL 
        FEE.] (a) Application for registration or reregistration shall 
        be made to the commissioner of natural resources, or the 
        commissioner of public safety or an authorized deputy registrar 
        of motor vehicles in such form as the commissioner of public 
        safety shall prescribe, and shall state the name and address of 
        every owner of the snowmobile and be signed by at least one 
        owner.  
           (b) A person who purchases a snowmobile from a retail 
        dealer shall make application for registration to the dealer at 
        the point of sale.  The dealer shall issue a temporary 
        registration permit to each purchaser who applies to the dealer 
        for registration.  The temporary registration is valid for 60 
        days from the date of issue.  Each retail dealer shall submit 
        completed registration and fees to the deputy registrar at least 
        once a week.  Upon receipt of the application and the 
        appropriate fee as hereinafter provided, such snowmobile shall 
        be registered and a registration number assigned which shall be 
        affixed to the snowmobile in such manner as the commissioner of 
        natural resources shall prescribe. 
           (c) Each deputy registrar of motor vehicles acting pursuant 
        to section 168.33, shall also be a deputy registrar of 
        snowmobiles.  The commissioner of natural resources in agreement 
        with the commissioner of public safety may prescribe the 
        accounting and procedural requirements necessary to assure 
        efficient handling of registrations and registration fees.  
        Deputy registrars shall strictly comply with these accounting 
        and procedural requirements.  
           (d) A fee of 50 cents $2 in addition to that otherwise 
        prescribed by law shall be charged for: 
           (1) each snowmobile registered by the registrar or a deputy 
        registrar. and the additional fee shall be disposed of in the 
        manner provided in section 168.33, subdivision 2; or 
           (2) each snowmobile registered by the commissioner and the 
        additional fee shall be deposited in the state treasury and 
        credited to the snowmobile trails and enforcement account in the 
        natural resources fund.  
           Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 84.922, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION, ISSUANCE, REPORTS.] (a) Application 
        for registration or continued registration shall be made to the 
        commissioner of natural resources, the commissioner of public 
        safety or an authorized deputy registrar of motor vehicles on a 
        form prescribed by the commissioner.  The form must state the 
        name and address of every owner of the vehicle and be signed by 
        at least one owner. 
           (b) Upon receipt of the application and the appropriate fee 
        the commissioner shall register the vehicle and assign a 
        registration number that must be affixed to the vehicle in a 
        manner prescribed by the commissioner.  The commissioner shall 
        use the snowmobile registration system to register vehicles 
        under this section.  
           (c) Each deputy registrar of motor vehicles acting under 
        section 168.33, is also a deputy registrar of all-terrain 
        vehicles.  The commissioner of natural resources in agreement 
        with the commissioner of public safety may prescribe the 
        accounting and procedural requirements necessary to assure 
        efficient handling of registrations and registration fees. 
        Deputy registrars shall strictly comply with the accounting and 
        procedural requirements.  
           (d) A fee of 50 cents $2 in addition to other fees 
        prescribed by law shall be charged for each vehicle registered 
        by: 
           (1) a deputy registrar, and shall be deposited in the 
        treasury of the jurisdiction where the deputy is appointed, or 
        retained if the deputy is not a public official; or 
           (2) the commissioner, and shall be deposited to the state 
        treasury and credited to the all-terrain vehicle account in the 
        natural resources fund.  
           Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 84.943, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATIONS MUST BE MATCHED BY PRIVATE 
        FUNDS.] Appropriations transferred to the critical habitat 
        private sector matching account and money credited to the 
        account under section 168.1296, subdivision 5, may be expended 
        only to the extent that they are matched equally with 
        contributions to the account from private sources or by funds 
        contributed to the nongame wildlife management account.  The 
        private contributions may be made in cash or in contributions of 
        land or interests in land that are designated by the 
        commissioner of natural resources as program acquisitions.  
        Appropriations transferred to the account that are not matched 
        within three years from the date of the appropriation shall 
        cancel to the source of the appropriation.  For the purposes of 
        this section, the private contributions of land or interests in 
        land shall be valued in accordance with their appraised value. 
           Sec. 64.  [84.964] [INTERAGENCY NATIVE VEGETATION TASK 
        FORCE.] 
           (a) An interagency task force on native plant conservation 
        is established composed of the commissioners or their designees 
        of the departments of agriculture, natural resources, 
        transportation, and the pollution control agency and the 
        executive director or designee of the board of water and soil 
        resources.  The commissioner of natural resources or the 
        commissioner's designee shall chair the task force. 
           (b) The purpose of the task force is to identify priority 
        conservation needs for native plants and their habitats in the 
        ecological regions of the state, and to coordinate 
        implementation of interagency programs to address those needs.  
        The task force shall also ensure, to the greatest extent 
        practicable, that native plant species and communities are 
        maintained, enhanced, restored, or established on public lands, 
        and are promoted on private lands. 
           Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 84B.11, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  (a) The governor shall appoint, except for 
        the legislative members, a citizen's council on Voyageurs 
        National Park, consisting of 17 members as follows: 
           Four residents of Koochiching county; 
           Four residents of St. Louis county; 
           Five residents of the state at large from outside 
        Koochiching and St. Louis counties; 
           Two members of the state senate to be appointed by the 
        committee on committees; 
           Two members of the state house of representatives to be 
        appointed by the speaker of the house. 
           (b) The governor shall designate one of the appointees to 
        serve as chair and the committee may elect such other officers 
        as it deems necessary.  Members shall be appointed so as to 
        represent differing viewpoints and interest groups on the 
        facilities included in and around the park.  Legislator 
        Legislative members shall serve for the term of the legislative 
        office to which they were elected.  The terms, compensation and 
        removal of nonlegislator nonlegislative members of the council 
        shall be as provided in section 15.059.  Notwithstanding section 
        15.059, subdivision 5, the council shall continue to exist.  
           (c) The executive committee of the council consists of the 
        legislative members and the chair.  The executive committee 
        shall act on matters of personnel, out-of-state trips by members 
        of the council, and nonroutine monetary issues. 
           Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85.015, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1b.  [EASEMENTS FOR INGRESS AND 
        EGRESS.] Notwithstanding section 16A.695, when a trail is 
        established under this section, a private property owner who has 
        a preexisting right of ingress and egress over the trail 
        right-of-way is granted, without charge, a permanent easement 
        for ingress and egress purposes only.  The easement is limited 
        to the preexisting crossing and reverts to the state upon 
        abandonment.  Nothing in this subdivision is intended to 
        diminish or alter any written or recorded easement that existed 
        before the state acquired the land for the trail. 
           Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85.015, 
        subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [WILLARD MUNGER TRAIL, RAMSEY, ANOKA, 
        WASHINGTON, CHISAGO, PINE, AND CARLTON COUNTIES.] (a) The trail 
        shall originate in the vicinity of Arden Hills, Ramsey county, 
        and thence extend northeasterly, traversing Anoka and Washington 
        counties to the vicinity of Taylors Falls in Chisago county; 
        thence northwesterly and northerly to St. Croix state park in 
        Pine county; thence northerly to Jay Cooke state park in Carlton 
        county, and there terminate.  
           (b) The trail shall be developed primarily for riding and 
        hiking. 
           (c) Additional trails shall be established that extend the 
        Willard Munger trail to include Proctor and Hermantown in St. 
        Louis county. 
           Sec. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85.019, is 
        amended to read: 
           85.019 [GRANTS-IN-AID FOR RECREATIONAL BETTERMENT LOCAL 
        RECREATION GRANTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS DEFINITION.] (a) For purposes 
        of this section, the terms in this subdivision have the meanings 
        given, except as otherwise expressly provided or indicated by 
        the context. 
           (b) "Athletic courts" means special surface area and 
        supporting equipment or structures, such as nets, hoops, and 
        walls, that can be used for active games that have definite 
        boundaries and are played on a marked surface, limited to 
        basketball, volleyball, handball, and tennis. 
           (c) "Metropolitan council" and "metropolitan area" have the 
        meanings given in section 473.121. 
           (d) "unit of government" means a county, city and statutory 
        or home rule charter city, or town, school district, public 
        post-secondary educational institution, special park district, 
        or an elected park and recreation board having control over 
        parks, parkways, playgrounds, and trees in a city of the first 
        class. 
           Subd. 2.  [GRANTS FOR PARKS AND TRAILS OUTDOOR RECREATION 
        AREAS.] The commissioner shall administer a program to provide 
        grants to units of government located within standard 
        metropolitan statistical areas, as designated by the United 
        States Office of Management and Budget, but outside of the 
        metropolitan area defined in section 473.121.  The grants shall 
        be for up to 50 percent of the costs or $50,000, whichever is 
        less, of acquisition and betterment by units of government of 
        public land and improvements needed for parks, trails, 
        conservatories, zoos, and other special use facilities having 
        recreational significance for the entire population of the 
        particular standard metropolitan statistical area.  
        Appropriations made for this purpose shall be expended with the 
        approval of the governor after consultation with the legislative 
        advisory commission.  The legislative commission on Minnesota 
        resources shall make recommendations to the legislative advisory 
        commission regarding the expenditures.  The local contribution 
        required shall be not less than ten percent.  The program shall 
        be administered so as to ensure the maximum possible use of 
        available federal money outdoor recreation areas and facilities. 
           Subd. 3.  [GRANTS FOR TRAILS IN LOCAL PARKS.] The 
        commissioner shall administer a program to provide grants to 
        units of government for the betterment of public land and 
        improvements needed for recreational trails in parks owned and 
        operated by units of government.  A grant shall not exceed 40 
        percent of the costs of the betterment of the trail.  To be 
        eligible for a grant, a unit of government must provide at least 
        ten percent of the cost of the betterment of the trail. 
           Subd. 4.  [GRANTS FOR LOCAL OUTDOOR ATHLETIC COURTS.] The 
        commissioner shall administer a program to provide grants to 
        units of government for the betterment of public land and 
        improvements needed for local athletic courts.  A grant may not 
        exceed 50 percent of the costs of the betterment of the athletic 
        court.  To be eligible for a grant, a unit of government must 
        provide at least 50 percent of the costs of the betterment of 
        the athletic court.  In making grants the commissioner shall 
        consider, among other factors, evidence of cooperation between 
        units of government, local need and available financial 
        resources, and court locations that encourage maximum use, 
        patronage, and availability. 
           Subd. 4a.  [GRANTS FOR NATURAL AND SCENIC AREAS.] The 
        commissioner shall administer a program to provide grants to 
        units of government and school districts 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 or $50,000, whichever is less, of the 
        costs of acquisition and betterment of land acquired under this 
        subdivision. 
           Subd. 5.  [POWERS; RULES.] The commissioner has all powers 
        necessary and convenient to establish programs for recreational 
        betterment grants-in-aid for parks, trails, and athletic courts 
        under implement this section, including the authority to adopt 
        rules for the program under chapter 14. 
           Sec. 69.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85.32, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AREAS MARKED.] The commissioner of natural 
        resources is authorized in cooperation with local units of 
        government and private individuals and groups when feasible to 
        mark canoe and boating routes on the Little Fork, Big Fork, 
        Minnesota, St. Croix, Snake, Mississippi, Red Lake, Cannon, 
        Straight, Des Moines, Crow Wing, St. Louis, Pine, Rum, Kettle, 
        Cloquet, Root, Zumbro, Pomme de Terre, and Crow rivers which 
        have historic and scenic values and to mark appropriately points 
        of interest, portages, camp sites, and all dams, rapids, 
        waterfalls, whirlpools, and other serious hazards which are 
        dangerous to canoe and watercraft travelers. 
           Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85A.02, 
        subdivision 17, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 17.  [ADDITIONAL POWERS.] The board may establish a 
        schedule of charges for admission to or the use of the Minnesota 
        zoological garden or any related facility.  The board shall have 
        a policy admitting elementary school children at no charge when 
        they are part of an organized school activity.  The Minnesota 
        zoological garden must be open to the public without admission 
        charges at least two days each month will offer free admission 
        throughout the year to economically disadvantaged Minnesota 
        citizens equal to ten percent of the average annual attendance.  
        However, the zoo may charge at any time for parking, special 
        services, and for admission to special facilities for the 
        education, entertainment, or convenience of visitors.  The board 
        may provide for the purchase, reproduction, and sale of gifts, 
        souvenirs, publications, informational materials, food and 
        beverages, and grant concessions for the sale of these items. 
           Sec. 71.  [MINNESOTA ZOO FREE ADMISSION PLAN.] 
           By July 1, 1995, the board shall develop a plan to 
        implement the offer of free admission to economically 
        disadvantaged Minnesota citizens, and provide a copy of the plan 
        to the chairs of the senate environment and natural resources 
        finance division and the house environment and natural resources 
        finance committee. 
           Sec. 72.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 86.72, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  Except as otherwise specifically provided, 
        federal reimbursements and match money received for the purposes 
        described in this chapter, regardless of the source of state 
        match, credit or value used to earn the reimbursement or match, 
        other than the federal match for state money appropriated to the 
        local recreation and natural areas grant-in-aid account, and 
        other than the federal great river road money, shall in the 
        first instance be credited to a federal receipt account by the 
        state agency receiving the reimbursement or match.  Any state 
        department or agency, including the Minnesota historical society 
        and the University of Minnesota, that receives reimbursements or 
        matching money as described above shall transfer those amounts 
        to the natural resources federal reimbursement account.  Amounts 
        sufficient to pay the costs incurred by the department of 
        natural resources in administering federal reimbursements are 
        appropriated annually to the commissioner from the federal 
        receipt account. 
           Sec. 73.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 86B.415, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [WATERCRAFT SURCHARGE.] A $5 surcharge is placed 
        on each watercraft licensed under subdivisions 1 to 5 for 
        control, public awareness, law enforcement, monitoring, and 
        research of nuisance aquatic exotic species such as zebra 
        mussel, purple loosestrife, and Eurasian water milfoil in public 
        waters and public wetlands.  The surcharge is $5 until December 
        31, 1996, and $3 thereafter. 
           Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 86B.415, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [REGISTRAR'S FEE.] (a) In addition to the license 
        fee, a fee of 50 cents $2 shall be charged for a watercraft 
        license: 
           (1) issued through the registrar or a deputy registrar of 
        motor vehicles.  
           (b) and the additional fee shall be disposed of in the 
        manner provided in section 168.33, subdivision 2; or 
           (2) issued through the commissioner and the additional fee 
        shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the 
        water recreation account. 
           Sec. 75.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 86B.870, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [FEES.] (a) The fee to be paid to the 
        commissioner: 
           (1) for issuing an original certificate of title, including 
        the concurrent notation of an assignment of the security 
        interest and its subsequent release or satisfaction, is $15; 
           (2) for each security interest when first noted upon a 
        certificate of title, including the concurrent notation of an 
        assignment of the security interest and its subsequent release 
        or satisfaction, is $10; 
           (3) for transferring the interest of an owner and issuing a 
        new certificate of title, is $10; 
           (4) for each assignment of a security interest when first 
        noted on a certificate of title, unless noted concurrently with 
        the security interest, is $1; and 
           (5) for issuing a duplicate certificate of title, is $4. 
           (b) In addition to other statutory fees and taxes, a filing 
        fee of $3.25 $3.50 is imposed on every application.  The filing 
        fee must be shown as a separate item on title renewal notices 
        sent by the commissioner. 
           Sec. 76.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 89.001, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  "Forest resources" means those natural assets of 
        forest lands, including timber and other forest crops,; 
        biological diversity; recreation,; fish and wildlife habitat,; 
        wilderness,; rare and distinctive flora and fauna,; air,; 
        water,; soil,; and educational, aesthetic, and historic values.
           Sec. 77.  [89.021] [Subd. 45.] [SHOOTING AREA WITHIN SAND 
        DUNES STATE FOREST.] The commissioner of natural resources shall 
        design and establish a noncompetitive recreational shooting area 
        within Sand Dunes state forest.  The area shall be suitable for 
        sighting in legal handguns, rifles, and shotguns. 
           Discharge of firearms for purposes other than lawful 
        hunting is prohibited on state lands in the Sand Dunes State 
        Forest, except in the area developed as a shooting area.  
        Discharge of firearms for the purpose of lawful hunting is 
        permitted during the open seasons for taking of wild animals 
        unless restricted by rule. 
           Sec. 78.  [89A.01] [DEFINITIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] Unless the language or 
        context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended, 
        the following terms, for the purpose of this chapter, have the 
        meanings given. 
           Subd. 2.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] "Advisory committee" means 
        the forest resources research advisory committee established 
        under section 89A.08. 
           Subd. 3.  [BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.] "Biological diversity" 
        means the variety and abundance of species, their genetic 
        composition, and the communities and landscapes in which they 
        occur, including the ecological structures, functions, and 
        processes occurring at all of these levels. 
           Subd. 4.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
        commissioner of natural resources or agent of the commissioner. 
           Subd. 5.  [COUNCIL.] "Council" means the Minnesota forest 
        resources council established by section 89A.03. 
           Subd. 6.  [DEPARTMENT.] "Department" means the department 
        of natural resources. 
           Subd. 7.  [FOREST RESOURCES.] "Forest resources" has the 
        meaning given in section 89.001, subdivision 8. 
           Subd. 8.  [GUIDELINES.] "Guidelines" means the 
        comprehensive timber harvesting and forest management guidelines 
        developed under section 89A.05. 
           Subd. 9.  [LANDSCAPE.] "Landscape" means a heterogenous 
        land area composed of interacting sustainable forest resources 
        that are defined by natural features and socially defined 
        attributes. 
           Subd. 10.  [LANDSCAPE-LEVEL.] "Landscape-level" means 
        typically long-term or broad-based efforts that may require 
        extensive analysis or planning over large areas that may involve 
        or require coordination across land ownerships. 
           Subd. 11.  [REGIONAL COMMITTEE.] "Regional committee" means 
        a regional forest resources committee established under section 
        89A.06. 
           Subd. 12.  [SITE-LEVEL.] "Site-level" means efforts 
        affecting operational procedures used in the planning and 
        implementation of timber harvesting and forest management 
        activities on an individual site or local scale. 
           Subd. 13.  [SUSTAINABLE.] "Sustainable" means meeting the 
        needs of the present without compromising the ability of future 
        generations to meet their own needs. 
           Sec. 79.  [89A.02] [POLICY.] 
           It is the policy of the state to: 
           (1) pursue the sustainable management, use, and protection 
        of the state's forest resources to achieve the state's economic, 
        environmental, and social goals; 
           (2) encourage cooperation and collaboration between public 
        and private sectors in the management of the state's forest 
        resources; 
           (3) recognize and consider forest resource issues, 
        concerns, and impacts at the site and landscape levels; and 
           (4) recognize the broad array of perspectives regarding the 
        management, use, and protection of the state's forest resources, 
        and establish processes and mechanisms that seek and incorporate 
        these perspectives in the planning and management of the state's 
        forest resources. 
           Nothing in this chapter abolishes, repeals, or negates any 
        existing authorities, policies, programs, or activities of the 
        commissioner or other statutory authorities related to managing 
        and protecting state's forest resources. 
           Sec. 80.  [89A.03] [MINNESOTA FOREST RESOURCES COUNCIL.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The Minnesota forest 
        resources council has 13 members appointed by the governor.  
        Council membership must include one representative from each of 
        the following: 
           (1) an organization representing environmental interests 
        within the state; 
           (2) an organization representing the interests of 
        management of game species; 
           (3) a conservation organization; 
           (4) an association representing forest products industry 
        within the state; 
           (5) a commercial logging contractor active in a forest 
        product association; 
           (6) a statewide association representing the resort and 
        tourism industry; 
           (7) a faculty or researcher of a Minnesota research or 
        higher educational institution; 
           (8) an owner of nonindustrial, private forest land of 40 
        acres or more; 
           (9) an agricultural woodlot owner; 
           (10) the department; 
           (11) a county land commissioner who is a member of the 
        Minnesota association of county land commissioners; 
           (12) the United States Forest Service unit with land 
        management responsibility in Minnesota; and 
           (13) a labor organization with membership having an 
        interest in forest resource issues. 
           Subd. 2.  [PURPOSE.] The council shall develop 
        recommendations to the governor and to federal, state, county, 
        and local governments with respect to forest resource policies 
        and practices that result in the sustainable management, use, 
        and protection of the state's forest resources.  The policies 
        and practices must: 
           (1) acknowledge the interactions of complex sustainable 
        forest resources, multiple ownership patterns, and local to 
        international economic forces; 
           (2) give equal consideration to the long-term economic, 
        ecological, and social needs and limits of the state's forest 
        resources; 
           (3) foster the productivity of the state's forests to 
        provide a diversity of sustainable benefits at site levels and 
        landscape levels; 
           (4) enhance the ability of the state's forest resources to 
        provide future benefits and services; 
           (5) foster no net loss of forest land in Minnesota: 
           (6) encourage appropriate mixes of forest cover types and 
        age classes within landscapes to promote biological diversity 
        and viable forest-dependent fish and wildlife habitats; 
           (7) encourage collaboration and coordination with multiple 
        constituencies in planning and managing the state's forest 
        resources; and 
           (8) address the environmental impacts and their mitigations 
        as recommended in the generic environmental impact statement on 
        timber harvesting. 
           Subd. 3.  [COUNCIL MEETINGS.] The council shall establish 
        procedures for conducting its meetings in accordance with 
        section 471.705 that include provisions for seeking and 
        incorporating public input. 
           Subd. 4.  [COUNCIL OFFICERS AND STAFF.] The council shall 
        elect a chair from among its members.  The council may employ an 
        executive director and administrative assistant.  Technical 
        expertise that will enable the council to carry out its 
        functions must be provided to the council by those interests 
        represented on the council. 
           Subd. 5.  [MEMBERSHIP REGULATION.] Terms, compensation, 
        nomination, appointment, and removal of council members are 
        governed by section 15.059.  Section 15.059, subdivision 5, does 
        not govern the expiration date of the council.  
           Subd. 6.  [REPORT.] By January 1, 1997, the council shall 
        prepare a report to the governor and legislature on the status 
        of the state's forest resources, and strategic directions to 
        provide for their management, use, and protection.  Information 
        generated by the reporting requirements in this chapter must be 
        incorporated in the council's report.  To the extent possible, 
        the council's report must also identify the activities and 
        accomplishments of various programs that directly affect the 
        state's forest resources. 
           Subd. 7.  [REVIEW OF FOREST RESOURCES PLAN AND ASSESSMENT.] 
        The council shall undertake a review of the forest resource 
        management plan and forest assessment requirements contained in 
        section 89.011, and report to the commissioner no later than 
        July 1, 1996, on the appropriateness and effectiveness of these 
        requirements, including recommendations for enhancing existing 
        forest resource planning processes.  The council shall review 
        draft statewide and district forest resource planning documents, 
        and incorporate the findings, including any recommendation, of 
        such reviews in its biennial report specified in subdivision 6. 
           Sec. 81.  [89A.04] [PARTNERSHIP.] 
           It is the policy of the state to encourage forest 
        landowners, forest managers, and loggers to establish a 
        partnership in which the implementation of council 
        recommendations can occur in a timely and coordinated manner 
        across ownerships.  The partnership shall serve as a forum for 
        discussing operational implementation issues and problem solving 
        related to forest resources management and planning concerns, 
        and be responsive to the recommendations of the council.  This 
        partnership shall also actively foster collaboration and 
        coordination among forest managers and landowners in addressing 
        landscape-level operations and concerns.  In fulfilling its 
        responsibilities as identified in this chapter, the council 
        shall seek input from and consult with the partnership. 
           Sec. 82.  [89A.05] [TIMBER HARVESTING AND FOREST MANAGEMENT 
        GUIDELINES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEVELOPMENT.] The council shall coordinate 
        the development of comprehensive timber harvesting and forest 
        management guidelines.  The guidelines must address the water, 
        air, soil, biotic, recreational, and aesthetic resources found 
        in forest ecosystems by focusing on those impacts commonly 
        associated with applying site-level forestry practices.  The 
        guidelines must reflect a range of practical and sound practices 
        based on the best available scientific information, and be 
        integrated to minimize conflicting recommendations while being 
        easy to understand and implement.  Best management practices 
        previously developed for forest management must be incorporated 
        into the guidelines.  The council shall periodically review and, 
        when deemed necessary, update the guidelines. 
           Subd. 2.  [ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS.] Before the 
        implementation of timber harvesting and forest management 
        guidelines, new site-level practices and landscape-level 
        programs, the council shall analyze the costs of new site-level 
        practices and landscape-level programs.  When the analysis 
        concludes that new landscape-level programs and site-level 
        practices will result in adverse economic effects, including 
        decreased timber supply and negative effects on tourism, 
        opportunities to offset those effects must be explored.  The 
        council shall also: 
           (1) identify and quantify forest and timberland acreages 
        that will no longer be available for harvest; and 
           (2) encourage public resource agencies to provide 
        sustainable, predictable supplies of high-quality forest 
        resource benefits, including timber supplies that are consistent 
        with their multiple mandates and diverse management objectives.  
        These benefits should be provided by public resource agencies in 
        proportion to their forest land's capability to do so. 
           Subd. 3.  [APPLICATION.] The timber harvesting and forest 
        management guidelines are voluntary.  Prior to their actual use, 
        the council shall develop guideline implementation goals for 
        each major forest land ownership category.  If the information 
        developed as a result of the monitoring programs established in 
        section 89A.07 indicates the implementation goals for the 
        guidelines are not being met and the council determines 
        significant adverse impacts are occurring, the council shall 
        recommend to the governor additional measures to address those 
        impacts.  The council shall incorporate the recommendations as 
        part of the council's biennial report required by section 
        89A.03, subdivision 6. 
           Sec. 83.  [89A.06] [LANDSCAPE-LEVEL FOREST RESOURCE 
        PLANNING AND COORDINATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [FRAMEWORK.] The council shall establish a 
        framework that will enable long-range strategic planning and 
        landscape coordination to occur, to the extent possible, across 
        all forested regions of the state and across all ownerships.  
        The framework must include: 
           (1) identification of the landscapes within which 
        long-range strategic planning of forest resources can occur, 
        provided that the landscapes must be delineated based on broadly 
        defined ecological units and existing classification systems, 
        yet recognize existing political and administrative boundaries 
        and planning processes; 
           (2) a statement of principles and goals for landscape-based 
        forest resource planning; and 
           (3) identification of a general process by which 
        landscape-based forest resource planning can occur, provided 
        that the process must give considerable latitude to design 
        planning processes that fit the unique needs and resources of 
        each landscape; reflect a balanced consideration of the 
        economic, social, and environmental conditions and needs of each 
        landscape; and interface and establish formats that are 
        compatible with other landscape-based forest resource plans. 
           Subd. 2.  [REGIONAL FOREST RESOURCE COMMITTEES.] To foster 
        landscape-based forest resource planning, the council shall 
        establish regional forest resource committees.  The regional 
        committees must: 
           (1) include representative interests in a particular region 
        that are committed to and involved in landscape planning and 
        coordination activities; 
           (2) serve as a forum for landowners, managers, and 
        representative interests to discuss landscape forest resource 
        issues; 
           (3) identify and implement an open and public process 
        whereby landscape-based strategic planning of forest resources 
        can occur; 
           (4) identify sustainable forest resource goals for the 
        landscape and strategies to achieve those goals; and 
           (5) provide a regional perspective to the council with 
        respect to council activities. 
           Subd. 3.  [REGIONAL COMMITTEE OFFICERS AND STAFF.] Each 
        regional committee shall elect a chair from among its members. 
        The council shall ensure regional committees have sufficient 
        staff resources to carry out their mission as defined in this 
        section. 
           Subd. 4.  [REPORT.] Each regional committee shall report to 
        the council its work activities and accomplishments. 
           Sec. 84.  [89A.07] [MONITORING.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [FOREST RESOURCE MONITORING.] The 
        commissioner shall establish a program for monitoring broad 
        trends and conditions in the state's forest resources at 
        statewide, landscape, and site levels.  The council shall 
        provide oversight and program direction for the development and 
        implementation of the monitoring program.  To the extent 
        possible, the information generated under the monitoring program 
        must be reported in formats consistent with the landscape 
        regions used to accomplish the planning and coordination 
        activities specified in section 89A.06.  To the extent possible, 
        the program must incorporate data generated by existing resource 
        monitoring programs.  The commissioner shall report to the 
        council information on current conditions and recent trends in 
        the state's forest resources. 
           Subd. 2.  [PRACTICES AND COMPLIANCE MONITORING.] The 
        commissioner shall establish a program for monitoring 
        silvicultural practices and application of the timber harvesting 
        and forest management guidelines at statewide, landscape, and 
        site levels.  The council shall provide oversight and program 
        direction for the development and implementation of the 
        monitoring program.  To the extent possible, the information 
        generated by the monitoring program must be reported in formats 
        consistent with the landscape regions used to accomplish the 
        planning and coordination activities specified in section 
        89A.06.  The commissioner shall report to the council on the 
        nature and extent of silvicultural practices used, and 
        compliance with the timber harvesting and forest management 
        guidelines. 
           Subd. 3.  [EFFECTIVENESS MONITORING.] The commissioner, in 
        cooperation with other research and land management 
        organizations, shall evaluate the effectiveness of practices to 
        mitigate impacts of timber harvesting and forest management 
        activities on the state's forest resources.  The council shall 
        provide oversight and program direction for the development and 
        implementation of this monitoring program. 
           Subd. 4.  [OTHER STUDIES AND PROGRAMS.] The council shall 
        monitor the implementation of other programs, formal studies, 
        and initiatives affecting Minnesota's forest resources. 
           Subd. 5.  [CITIZEN CONCERNS.] The council shall facilitate 
        the establishment of a process to accept comments from the 
        public on negligent timber harvesting or forest management 
        practices.  Comments must also be directed to the organization 
        administering the certification program. 
           Sec. 85.  [89A.08] [RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The council shall appoint 
        a forest resources research advisory committee.  The committee 
        must consist of representatives of: 
           (1) the college of natural resources, University of 
        Minnesota; 
           (2) the natural resources research institute, University of 
        Minnesota; 
           (3) the department; 
           (4) the north central forest experiment station, United 
        States Forest Service; and 
           (5) other organizations as deemed appropriate by the 
        council. 
           Subd. 2.  [PURPOSE.] The purpose of the advisory committee 
        is to foster the identification and undertaking of priority 
        forest resources research activities by encouraging: 
           (1) collaboration between organizations with 
        responsibilities for conducting forest resources research; 
           (2) linkages between researchers in different disciplines 
        in conducting forest resources research; and 
           (3) interaction and communication between researchers and 
        practitioners in the development and use of forest resources 
        research. 
           Subd. 3.  [RESEARCH ASSESSMENT.] The advisory committee 
        shall periodically undertake an assessment of strategic 
        directions in forest resources research.  The assessment must be 
        based on input provided by administrators, researchers, 
        practitioners, and the general public, and include: 
           (1) an assessment of the current status of forestry 
        resources research in the state; 
           (2) an identification of important forest resource issues 
        in need of research; 
           (3) an identification of priority forest research 
        activities whose results will enable a better understanding of 
        site-level and landscape-level impacts resulting from timber 
        harvesting and forest management activities; and 
           (4) an assessment of the progress toward addressing the 
        priority forest resources research needs identified. 
           The forest resources research assessment must be made 
        widely available to the research community, forest managers and 
        users, and the public. 
           Subd. 4.  [RESEARCH DELIVERY.] Based on the priority forest 
        resources research activities identified in subdivision 3, the 
        advisory committee shall promote these research needs and the 
        dissemination of findings to the research community, forest 
        managers and users, and the public. 
           Subd. 5.  [RESEARCH AND PRACTITIONER LINKAGES.] The 
        advisory committee shall periodically facilitate forums to 
        increase communications between the individuals and 
        organizations conducting forest resources research and the users 
        of the research. 
           Subd. 6.  [REPORT.] The advisory committee shall report to 
        the council its accomplishments in fulfilling the 
        responsibilities identified in this section. 
           Sec. 86.  [89A.09] [INTERAGENCY INFORMATION COOPERATIVE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The commissioner shall 
        coordinate the establishment of an interagency information 
        cooperative.  Members of the cooperative must include: 
           (1) the department; 
           (2) the land management information center; 
           (3) the Minnesota association of county land commissioners; 
           (4) the United States Forest Service; and 
           (5) other organizations as deemed appropriate by the 
        commissioner. 
           Subd. 2.  [PURPOSE.] The purposes of the cooperative are to:
           (1) coordinate the development and use of forest resources 
        data in the state; 
           (2) promote the development of statewide guidelines and 
        common language to enhance the ability of public and private 
        organizations and institutions to share forest resources data; 
           (3) promote the development of information systems that 
        support access to important forest resources data; 
           (4) promote improvement in the accuracy, reliability, and 
        statistical soundness of fundamental forest resources data; 
           (5) promote linkages and integration of forest resources 
        data to other natural resource information; 
           (6) promote access and use of forest resources data and 
        information systems in decision-making by a variety of public 
        and private organizations; 
           (7) promote expanding the capacity and reliability of 
        forest growth, succession, and other types of ecological models; 
        and 
           (8) conduct a needs assessment for improving the quality 
        and quantity of information systems. 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORT.] The information cooperative shall 
        report to the council its accomplishments in fulfilling the 
        responsibilities identified in this section. 
           Sec. 87.  [89A.10] [CONTINUING EDUCATION; CERTIFICATION.] 
           It is the policy of the state to encourage timber 
        harvesters and forest resource professionals to establish 
        voluntary certification and continuing education programs within 
        their respective professions.  The council shall, where 
        appropriate, facilitate the development of these programs. 
           Sec. 88.  [DATES FOR INITIAL APPOINTMENTS AND REPORT.] 
           The governor shall make the appointments to the forest 
        resources council established by Minnesota Statutes, section 
        89A.03, by October 1, 1995.  
           Sec. 89.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 92.46, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PUBLIC CAMPGROUNDS.] (a) The director may 
        designate suitable portions of the state lands withdrawn from 
        sale and not reserved, as provided in section 92.45, as 
        permanent state public campgrounds.  The director may have the 
        land surveyed and platted into lots of convenient size, and 
        lease them for cottage and camp purposes under terms and 
        conditions the director prescribes, subject to the provisions of 
        this section.  
           (b) A lease may not be for a term more than 20 years.  The 
        lease may allow renewal, from time to time, for additional terms 
        of no longer than 20 years each.  The lease may be canceled by 
        the commissioner 90 days after giving the person leasing the 
        land written notice of violation of lease conditions.  The lease 
        rate shall be based on the appraised value of leased land as 
        determined by the commissioner of natural resources and shall be 
        adjusted by the commissioner at the fifth, tenth, and 15th 
        anniversary of the lease, if the appraised value has increased 
        or decreased.  For leases that are renewed in 1991 and following 
        years, the lease rate shall be five percent of the appraised 
        value of the leased land.  The appraised value shall be the 
        value of the leased land without any private improvements and 
        must be comparable to similar land without any improvements 
        within the same county.  The minimum appraised value that the 
        commissioner assigns to the leased land must be substantially 
        equal to the county assessor's estimated market value of similar 
        land adjusted by the assessment/sales ratio as determined by the 
        department of revenue. 
           (c) By July 1, 1986, the commissioner of natural resources 
        shall adopt rules under chapter 14 to establish procedures for 
        leasing land under this section.  The rules shall be subject to 
        review and approval by the commissioners of revenue and 
        administration prior to the initial publication pursuant to 
        chapter 14 and prior to their final adoption.  The rules must 
        address at least the following: 
           (1) method of appraising the property; and 
           (2) an appeal procedure for both the appraised values and 
        lease rates. 
           (d) All money received from these leases must be credited 
        to the fund to which the proceeds of the land belong.  
           Notwithstanding section 16A.125 or any other law to the 
        contrary, 50 percent of the money received from the lease of 
        permanent school fund lands leased pursuant to this subdivision 
        shall be deposited into the permanent school trust fund.  
        However, in fiscal years 1994 and 1995, this money must be 
        credited to the lakeshore leasing and sales account in the 
        permanent school fund and, subject to appropriation, may be used 
        is appropriated for use to survey, appraise, and pay associated 
        selling and leasing costs of lots as required in this section 
        and section 92.67, subdivision 3.  The money may not be used to 
        pay the cost of surveying lots not scheduled for sale.  Any 
        money designated for deposit in the permanent school fund that 
        is not needed to survey, appraise, and pay associated 
        selling and leasing costs of lots, as required in this section 
        and section 92.67, shall be deposited in the permanent school 
        fund.  The commissioner shall add to the appraised value of any 
        lot offered for sale the costs of surveying, appraising, and 
        selling the lot, and shall first deposit into the permanent 
        school fund an amount equal to the costs of surveying, 
        appraising, and selling any lot paid out of the permanent school 
        fund.  Any remaining money shall be deposited into any other 
        contributing funds in proportion to the contribution from each 
        fund.  In no case may the commissioner add to the appraised 
        value of any lot offered for sale an amount more than $700 for 
        the costs of surveying and appraising the lot. 
           Sec. 90.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 97C.305, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENT.] Except as provided in 
        subdivision 2, a person over age 16 and under age 65 required to 
        possess an angling license must have a trout and salmon stamp in 
        possession to: 
           (1) take fish by angling in: 
           (1) (i) a stream designated by the commissioner as a trout 
        stream; 
           (2) (ii) a lake designated by the commissioner as a trout 
        lake; or 
           (3) (iii) Lake Superior; or 
           (2) possess trout or salmon taken in the state by angling. 
           Sec. 91.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 103A.43, is 
        amended to read: 
           103A.43 [WATER ASSESSMENTS AND REPORTS.] 
           (a) The environmental quality board shall evaluate and 
        report to the legislative water commission and the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources on statewide water research 
        needs and recommended priorities for addressing these needs.  
        Local water research needs may also be included.  
           (b) The environmental quality board shall work with the 
        pollution control agency and the department of agriculture to 
        coordinate a biennial assessment and analysis of water quality, 
        groundwater degradation trends, and efforts to reduce, prevent, 
        minimize, and eliminate degradation of water.  The assessment 
        and analysis must include an analysis of relevant monitoring 
        data. 
           (c) The environmental quality board shall work with the 
        department of natural resources to coordinate an assessment and 
        analysis of the quantity of surface and ground water in the 
        state and the availability of water to meet the state's needs. 
           (d) The environmental quality board shall coordinate and 
        submit a report on water policy including the analyses in 
        paragraphs (a) to (c) to the legislative water commission and 
        the legislative commission on Minnesota resources by September 
        15 of each even-numbered year.  The report may include the 
        groundwater policy report in section 103A.204. 
           Sec. 92.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 103D.335, 
        subdivision 19, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 19.  [OPEN SPACE AND GREENBELTS.] The managers may 
        prepare an open space and greenbelt map of the lands of the 
        watershed district that should be preserved and included in the 
        open space and greenbelt land areas of the watershed district.  
        The map must be made available to the counties and local 
        municipalities for inclusion in floodplain and shoreland 
        ordinances.  The managers may control the use and development of 
        land in the floodplain and the greenbelt and open space areas of 
        the watershed district.  The managers may adopt, amend, or 
        repeal rules to control encroachments, the changing of land 
        contours, the placement of fill and structures, and the 
        placement of encumbrances or obstructions, and may require a 
        landowner to remove fill, structures, encumbrances, or other 
        obstructions and restore the previously existing land contours 
        and vegetation.  The managers may by rule provide a procedure 
        for the watershed district to do the work required and assess 
        its cost against the affected property as a special assessment.  
        The rules apply only in the absence of county or municipal 
        ordinances regulating the items set forth in this subdivision.  
        The rules must be adopted in accordance with section 103D.341.  
        Except as provided in section 103D.345, subdivision 3, rules 
        adopted under this subdivision apply to the state. 
           Sec. 93.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 103F.725, 
        subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE; LOANS.] (a) Up to 
        $10,000,000 $12,000,000 of the balance in the water pollution 
        control revolving fund in section 446A.07, as determined by the 
        public facilities authority shall be appropriated to the 
        commissioner for the establishment of a clean water partnership 
        loan program. 
           (b) The agency may award loans for up to 100 percent of the 
        costs associated with activities identified by the agency as 
        best management practices pursuant to section 319 and section 
        320 of the federal Water Quality Act of 1987, as amended, 
        including associated administrative costs. 
           (c) Loans may be used to finance clean water partnership 
        grant project eligible costs not funded by grant assistance. 
           (d) The interest rate, at or below market rate, and the 
        term, not to exceed 20 years, shall be determined by the agency 
        in consultation with the public facilities authority. 
           (e) The repayment must be deposited in the water pollution 
        control revolving fund under section 446A.07. 
           (f) The local unit of government receiving the loan is 
        responsible for repayment of the loan. 
           (g) For the purpose of obtaining a loan from the agency, a 
        local government unit may provide to the agency its general 
        obligation note.  All obligations incurred by a local government 
        unit in obtaining a loan from the agency must be in accordance 
        with chapter 475, except that so long as the obligations are 
        issued to evidence a loan from the agency to the local 
        government unit, an election is not required to authorize the 
        obligations issued, and the amount of the obligations shall not 
        be included in determining the net indebtedness of the local 
        government unit under the provisions of any law or chapter 
        limiting the indebtedness. 
           Sec. 94.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 103H.151, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [EVALUATION.] The commissioners of agriculture 
        and the pollution control agency shall, through field audits and 
        other appropriate means, monitor the use and effectiveness of 
        best management practices developed and promoted under this 
        section.  The information collected must be submitted to the 
        environmental quality board, which must include the information 
        in the report required in section 103A.43, paragraph (d). 
           Sec. 95.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 103I.331, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [LANDOWNER WELL SEALING CONTRACTS.] (a) A county, 
        or contracted local unit of government, may contract with 
        landowners to share the cost of sealing priority wells in 
        accordance with criteria established by the board of water and 
        soil resources.  
           (b) The county must use the funds allocated from the board 
        of water and soil resources to pay up to 75 percent, but not 
        more than $2,000 of the cost of sealing priority wells.  The 
        board, with the assistance of the department of health, may 
        review and approve a request above $2,000 for sealing a priority 
        well. 
           (c) A well sealing contract must provide that: 
           (1) sealing is done in accordance with this chapter and 
        rules of the commissioner of health relating to sealing of 
        unused wells; 
           (2) payment is made to the landowner, after the well is 
        sealed by a contractor licensed under this chapter; and 
           (3) the contractor must file a sealed well report and a 
        copy of the well record with the commissioner of health. 
           Sec. 96.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 115A.03, 
        subdivision 29, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 29.  [SEWAGE SLUDGE.] "Sewage sludge" means the 
        solids and associated liquids in municipal wastewater which are 
        encountered and concentrated by a municipal wastewater treatment 
        plant solid, semisolid, or liquid residue generated during the 
        treatment of domestic sewage in a treatment works.  It includes, 
        but is not limited to, scum or solids removed in primary, 
        secondary, or advanced wastewater treatment processes and a 
        material derived from sewage sludge.  Sewage sludge does not 
        include ash generated during the firing of sewage sludge in a 
        sewage sludge incinerator residues and or grit, scum, or and 
        screenings removed from other solids during treatment generated 
        during preliminary treatment of domestic sewage in a treatment 
        works.  Sewage sludge that is acceptable and beneficial for 
        recycling on land as a soil conditioner and nutrient source is 
        also known as biosolids. 
           Sec. 97.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 115A.908, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [REPEALER.] This section is repealed on December 
        31, 1996 July 1, 1997. 
           Sec. 98.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 115B.20, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] (a) The environmental 
        response, compensation, and compliance account is in the 
        environmental fund in the state treasury and may be spent only 
        for the purposes provided in subdivision 2.  
           (b) The commissioner of finance shall administer a response 
        account for the agency and the commissioner of agriculture to 
        take removal, response, and other actions authorized under 
        subdivision 2, clauses (1) to (4) and (11) to (13).  The 
        commissioner of finance shall transfer money from the response 
        account to the agency and the commissioner of agriculture to 
        take actions required under subdivision 2, clauses (1) to (4) 
        and (11) to (13).  
           (c) The commissioner of finance shall administer the 
        account in a manner that allows the commissioner of agriculture 
        and the agency to utilize the money in the account to implement 
        their removal and remedial action duties as effectively as 
        possible. 
           (d) Amounts appropriated to the commissioner of finance 
        under this subdivision shall not be included in the department 
        of finance budget but shall be included in the pollution control 
        agency and department of agriculture budgets. 
           (e) All money recovered by the state under section 115B.04 
        or any other law for injury to, destruction of, or loss of 
        natural resources resulting from the release of a hazardous 
        substance, or a pollutant or contaminant, must be credited to 
        the environmental response, compensation, and compliance account 
        in the environmental fund and is appropriated to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for purposes of subdivision 2, 
        clause (6), consistent with any applicable term of judgments, 
        consent decrees, consent orders, or other administrative actions 
        requiring payments to the state for such purposes.  Before 
        making an expenditure of money appropriated under this 
        paragraph, the commissioner of natural resources shall provide 
        written notice of the proposed expenditure to the chairs of the 
        senate committee on finance, the house of representatives 
        committee on ways and means, the finance division of the senate 
        committee on environment and natural resources, and the house of 
        representatives committee on environment and natural resources 
        finance. 
           Sec. 99.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 115B.25, 
        subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [ACCOUNT.] Except when another account is 
        specified, "account" means the harmful substance compensation 
        environmental response, compensation, and compliance account 
        established in section 115B.26 115B.20. 
           Sec. 100.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 115B.26, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [APPROPRIATION.] The amount necessary to pay for 
        staff assistance, administrative services, and office space 
        under section 115B.28, subdivision 4, and to pay claims of 
        compensation granted by the board agency under sections 115B.25 
        to 115B.37 is appropriated to the board agency from the account. 
           Sec. 101.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 115B.41, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ALLOCATION AND RECOVERY OF COSTS.] (a) A 
        person who is subject to the requirements in section 115B.40, 
        subdivision 4 or 5, paragraph (b), is responsible for all 
        environmental response costs incurred by the commissioner at or 
        related to the facility until the date of notice of compliance 
        under section 115B.40, subdivision 7.  The commissioner may use 
        any funds available for closure, postclosure care, and response 
        action established by the owner or operator.  If those funds are 
        insufficient or if the owner or operator fails to assign rights 
        to them to the commissioner, the commissioner may seek recovery 
        of environmental response costs against the owner or operator in 
        the county of Ramsey or in the county where the facility is 
        located or where the owner or operator resides.  
           (b) In an action brought under this subdivision in which 
        the commissioner prevails, the court shall award the 
        commissioner reasonable attorney fees and other litigation 
        expenses incurred by the commissioner to bring the action.  All 
        costs, fees, and expenses recovered under this subdivision must 
        be deposited in the environmental fund and credited to the 
        landfill cleanup account solid waste fund established in section 
        115B.42. 
           Sec. 102.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 115B.42, is 
        amended to read: 
           115B.42 [LANDFILL CLEANUP ACCOUNT SOLID WASTE FUND.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; APPROPRIATION; SEPARATE 
        ACCOUNTING.] (a) The landfill cleanup account solid waste fund 
        is established in the environmental fund in the state treasury.  
        The account fund consists of money credited to the account fund 
        and interest earned on the money in the account fund.  Except as 
        provided in section 115B.42, subdivision 2, clause (9) (7), 
        money in the account fund is annually appropriated to the 
        commissioner for the purposes listed in subdivision 2. 
           (b) The commissioner of finance shall separately account 
        for revenue deposited in the account fund from financial 
        assurance funds or other mechanisms, the metropolitan landfill 
        contingency action trust fund, and all other sources of revenue. 
           Subd. 2.  [EXPENDITURES.] (a) Money in the account fund may 
        be spent by the commissioner to: 
           (1) inspect permitted mixed municipal solid waste disposal 
        facilities to: 
           (i) evaluate the adequacy of final cover, slopes, 
        vegetation, and erosion control; 
           (ii) determine the presence and concentration of hazardous 
        substances, pollutants or contaminants, and decomposition gases; 
        and 
           (iii) determine the boundaries of fill areas; 
           (2) monitor and take, or reimburse others for, 
        environmental response actions, including emergency response 
        actions, at qualified facilities; 
           (3) acquire and dispose of property under section 115B.412, 
        subdivision 3; 
           (4) recover costs under sections 115B.39 and 115B.46; 
           (5) administer, including providing staff and 
        administrative support for, sections 115B.39 to 115B.46; 
           (6) enforce sections 115B.39 to 115B.46; 
           (7) subject to appropriation, administer the agency's 
        groundwater and solid waste management programs; 
           (8) reimburse persons under section 115B.43; and 
           (9) reimburse mediation expenses up to a total of $250,000 
        annually or defense costs up to a total of $250,000 annually for 
        third-party claims for response costs under state or federal law 
        as provided in section 115B.414. 
           Sec. 103.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 115C.03, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [REQUESTS FOR REVIEW, INVESTIGATION, AND 
        OVERSIGHT.] (a) The commissioner may, upon request:  
           (1) assist in determining whether a release has occurred; 
        and 
           (2) assist in or supervise the development and 
        implementation of reasonable and necessary corrective actions.  
           (b) Assistance may include review of agency records and 
        files and review and approval of a requester's investigation 
        plans and reports and corrective action plans and implementation.
           (c) Assistance may include the issuance of a written 
        determination that an owner or prospective buyer of real 
        property will not be a responsible person under section 
        115C.021, if the commissioner finds the release came from a tank 
        not located on the property.  The commissioner may also issue a 
        written confirmation that the real property was the site of a 
        release and that the tank from which the release occurred has 
        been removed or that the agency has issued a site closure letter 
        and has not revoked that status.  The issuance of the written 
        determination or confirmation applies to tanks not on the 
        property or removed only and does not affect liability for 
        releases from tanks that are on the property at the time of 
        purchase.  The written determination or confirmation extends to 
        the successors and assigns of the person to whom it originally 
        applied, if the successors and assigns are not otherwise 
        responsible for the release. 
           (d) The person requesting assistance under this subdivision 
        shall pay the agency for the agency's cost, as determined by the 
        commissioner, of providing assistance.  Money received by the 
        agency for assistance under this subdivision must be deposited 
        in the state treasury and credited to the an account in the 
        special revenue fund.  Money in this account is annually 
        appropriated to the commissioner for purposes of administering 
        the subdivision. 
           Sec. 104.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116.07, 
        subdivision 4d, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4d.  [PERMIT FEES.] (a) The agency may collect permit 
        fees in amounts not greater than those necessary to cover the 
        reasonable costs of reviewing and acting upon applications for 
        agency permits and implementing and enforcing the conditions of 
        the permits pursuant to agency rules.  Permit fees shall not 
        include the costs of litigation.  The agency shall adopt rules 
        under section 16A.128 16A.1285 establishing the amounts and 
        methods of collection of any a system for charging permit fees 
        collected under this subdivision.  The fee schedule must reflect 
        reasonable and routine permitting, implementation, and 
        enforcement costs.  The agency may impose an additional 
        enforcement fee to be collected for a period of up to two years 
        to cover the reasonable costs of implementing and enforcing the 
        conditions of a permit under the rules of the agency.  Any money 
        collected under this paragraph shall be deposited in the special 
        revenue account. 
           (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), and section 16A.128, 
        subdivision 1 16A.1285, subdivision 2, the agency shall collect 
        an annual fee from the owner or operator of all stationary 
        sources, emission facilities, emissions units, air contaminant 
        treatment facilities, treatment facilities, potential air 
        contaminant storage facilities, or storage facilities subject to 
        the requirement to obtain a permit under Title subchapter V of 
        the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Public Law Number 
        101-549, Statutes at Large, volume 104, pages 2399, United 
        States code, title 42, section 7401 et seq., or section 
        116.081.  The annual fee shall be used to pay for all direct and 
        indirect reasonable costs, including attorney general costs, 
        required to develop and administer the permit program 
        requirements of Title subchapter V of the federal Clean Air Act 
        Amendments of 1990, Public Law Number 101-549, Statutes at 
        Large, volume 104, pages 2399, United States Code, title 42, 
        section 7401 et seq., and sections of this chapter and the rules 
        adopted under this chapter related to air contamination and 
        noise.  Those costs include the reasonable costs of reviewing 
        and acting upon an application for a permit; implementing and 
        enforcing statutes, rules, and the terms and conditions of a 
        permit; emissions, ambient, and deposition monitoring; preparing 
        generally applicable regulations; responding to federal 
        guidance; modeling, analyses, and demonstrations; preparing 
        inventories and tracking emissions; providing information to the 
        public about these activities; and, after June 30, 1992, the 
        costs of acid deposition monitoring currently assessed under 
        section 116C.69, subdivision 3. 
           (c) The agency shall adopt fee rules in accordance with the 
        procedures in section 16A.128, subdivisions 1a and 2a 16A.1285, 
        subdivision 5, that will result in the collection, in the 
        aggregate, from the sources listed in paragraph (b), of the 
        following amounts: 
           (1) in fiscal years 1992 and 1993, the amount appropriated 
        by the legislature from the air quality account in the 
        environmental fund for the agency's air quality program; 
           (2) for fiscal year 1994 and thereafter, an amount not less 
        than $25 per ton of each volatile organic compound; pollutant 
        regulated under United States Code, title 42, section 7411 or 
        7412 (section 111 or 112 of the federal Clean Air Act); and each 
        pollutant, except carbon monoxide, for which a national primary 
        ambient air quality standard has been promulgated; and 
           (3) for fiscal year 1994 and thereafter, (2) the agency fee 
        rules may also result in the collection, in the aggregate, from 
        the sources listed in paragraph (b), of an amount not less than 
        $25 per ton of each pollutant not listed in clause (2) (1) that 
        is regulated under Minnesota Rules, this chapter 7005, or for 
        which a state primary ambient air quality standard has been 
        adopted or air quality rules adopted under this chapter.  
        The agency must not include in the calculation of the aggregate 
        amount to be collected under the fee rules any amount in excess 
        of 4,000 tons per year of each air pollutant from a source. 
           (d) To cover the reasonable costs described in paragraph 
        (b), the agency shall provide in the rules promulgated under 
        paragraph (c) for an increase in the fee collected in each year 
        beginning after fiscal year 1993 by the percentage, if any, by 
        which the Consumer Price Index for the most recent calendar year 
        ending before the beginning of the year the fee is collected 
        exceeds the Consumer Price Index for the calendar year 1989.  
        For purposes of this paragraph the Consumer Price Index for any 
        calendar year is the average of the Consumer Price Index for 
        all-urban consumers published by the United States Department of 
        Labor, as of the close of the 12-month period ending on August 
        31 of each calendar year.  The revision of the Consumer Price 
        Index that is most consistent with the Consumer Price Index for 
        calendar year 1989 shall be used. 
           (e) Any money collected under paragraphs (b) to (d) must be 
        deposited in an air quality account in the environmental fund 
        and must be used solely for the activities listed in paragraph 
        (b).  
           (f) Persons who wish to construct or expand an air emission 
        facility may offer to reimburse the agency for the costs of 
        staff overtime or consultant services needed to expedite permit 
        review.  The reimbursement shall be in addition to fees imposed 
        by paragraphs (a) to (d).  When the agency determines that it 
        needs additional resources to review the permit application in 
        an expedited manner, and that expediting the review would not 
        disrupt air permitting program priorities, the agency may accept 
        the reimbursement.  Reimbursements accepted by the agency are 
        appropriated to the agency for the purpose of reviewing the 
        permit application.  Reimbursement by a permit applicant shall 
        precede and not be contingent upon issuance of a permit and 
        shall not affect the agency's decision on whether to issue or 
        deny a permit, what conditions are included in a permit, or the 
        application of state and federal statutes and rules governing 
        permit determinations. 
           Sec. 105.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116.12, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [FEE SCHEDULES.] The agency shall establish 
        the fees provided in subdivisions 2 and 3 in the manner provided 
        in section 16A.128 16A.1285 to cover the amount expenditures of 
        amounts appropriated from the environmental fund to the agency 
        for permitting, monitoring, inspection, and enforcement expenses 
        of the hazardous waste activities of the agency.  
           The legislature may appropriate additional amounts from the 
        general fund that need not be covered by fees, in order to 
        assure adequate funding for the regulatory and enforcement 
        functions of the agency related to hazardous waste.  All fees 
        collected by the agency under this section shall be deposited in 
        the environmental fund. 
           Sec. 106.  [116.125] [NOTIFICATION OF FEE INCREASES.] 
           Before the pollution control agency adopts a fee increase 
        to cover an unanticipated shortfall in revenues, the 
        commissioner shall give written notice of the proposed increase 
        to the chairs of the senate committee on finance, the house of 
        representatives committee on ways and means, the senate and 
        house of representatives environment and natural resources 
        committees, the finance division of the senate committee on 
        environment and natural resources, and the house of 
        representatives committee on environment and natural resources 
        finance. 
           Sec. 107.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116.96, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [REGULATED POLLUTANT.] "Regulated pollutant" 
        means: 
           (1) a volatile organic compound that participates in 
        atmospheric photochemical reactions; 
           (2) a pollutant for which a national ambient air quality 
        standard has been promulgated; 
           (3) a pollutant that is addressed by a standard promulgated 
        under section 7411 or 7412 of the Clean Air Act; or 
           (4) any pollutant that is regulated under Minnesota Rules, 
        this chapter 7005, or for which a state ambient air quality 
        standard has been adopted or air quality rules adopted under 
        this chapter. 
           Sec. 108.  [116.991] [SMALL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL LOAN 
        PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) The definitions in this 
        subdivision apply to this section. 
           (b) "Clean Air Act" means the federal Clean Air Act, United 
        States Code, title 42, section 7401 et seq. 
           (c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the pollution 
        control agency. 
           Subd. 2.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] A small business environmental 
        revolving loan program is established to provide loans to small 
        businesses for purposes of complying with the Clean Air Act.  
           Subd. 3.  [ELIGIBLE BORROWER.] To be eligible for a loan 
        under this section, a borrower must:  
           (1) need to make a process change or equipment purchase to 
        comply with the Clean Air Act; 
           (2) have less than 50 full-time employees; 
           (3) have an after-tax profit of less than $500,000; and 
           (4) have a net worth of less than $1,000,000.  
           Subd. 4.  [LOAN APPLICATION PROCEDURE.] An eligible 
        borrower may apply for a loan after the commissioner determines 
        the business is subject to Clean Air Act requirements and 
        approves the process change or equipment needed to achieve 
        compliance.  The commissioner shall consider the order in which 
        applications are received in awarding loans and may give 
        priority to applicants that are subject to standards adopted 
        under United States Code, title 42, section 7412.  The 
        commissioner shall decide whether to award a loan to an eligible 
        borrower based on: 
           (1) the applicant's financial need; 
           (2) the applicant's ability to repay the loan; and 
           (3) the expected environmental benefit. 
           Subd. 5.  [LIMITATION ON LOAN OBLIGATION.] A loan made 
        under this section is limited to the money available in the 
        small business environmental loan account.  
           Subd. 6.  [LOAN CONDITIONS.] A loan made under this section 
        must:  
           (1) have an interest rate that is the lesser of four 
        percent or 50 percent of prime rate; 
           (2) have a term of payment of not more than seven years; 
        and 
           (3) be in an amount not less than $1,000 or more than 
        $50,000.  
           Sec. 109.  [116.992] [SMALL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL LOAN 
        ACCOUNT.] 
           The small business environmental loan account is 
        established in the environmental fund.  Repayments of loans made 
        under section 116.991 must be credited to this account.  
           Sec. 110.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116C.69, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FUNDING; ASSESSMENT.] The board shall finance 
        its base line studies, general environmental studies, 
        development of criteria, inventory preparation, monitoring of 
        conditions placed on site certificates and construction permits, 
        and all other work, other than specific site and route 
        designation, from an assessment made quarterly, at least 30 days 
        before the start of each quarter, by the board against all 
        utilities with annual retail kilowatt-hour sales greater than 
        4,000,000 kilowatt-hours in the previous calendar year.  
           Until June 30, 1992, the assessment shall also include an 
        amount sufficient to cover 60 percent of the costs to the 
        pollution control agency of achieving, maintaining, and 
        monitoring compliance with the acid deposition control standard 
        adopted under sections 116.42 to 116.45, reprinting 
        informational booklets on acid rain, and costs for additional 
        research on the impacts of acid deposition on sensitive areas 
        published under section 116.44, subdivision 1.  The commissioner 
        of the pollution control agency must prepare a work plan and 
        budget and submit them annually by June 30 to the pollution 
        control agency board.  The agency board must take public 
        testimony on the budget and work plan.  After the agency board 
        approves the work plan and budget they must be submitted 
        annually to the legislative water commission for review and 
        recommendation before an assessment is levied.  Each share shall 
        be determined as follows:  (1) the ratio that the annual retail 
        kilowatt-hour sales in the state of each utility bears to the 
        annual total retail kilowatt-hour sales in the state of all 
        these utilities, multiplied by 0.667, plus (2) the ratio that 
        the annual gross revenue from retail kilowatt-hour sales in the 
        state of each utility bears to the annual total gross revenues 
        from retail kilowatt-hour sales in the state of all these 
        utilities, multiplied by 0.333, as determined by the board.  The 
        assessment shall be credited to the special revenue fund and 
        shall be paid to the state treasury within 30 days after receipt 
        of the bill, which shall constitute notice of said assessment 
        and demand of payment thereof.  The total amount which may be 
        assessed to the several utilities under authority of this 
        subdivision shall not exceed the sum of the annual budget of the 
        board for carrying out the purposes of this subdivision plus 60 
        percent of the annual budget of the pollution control agency for 
        achieving, maintaining, and monitoring compliance with the acid 
        deposition control standard adopted under sections 116.42 to 
        116.45, for reprinting informational booklets on acid rain, and 
        for costs for additional research on the impacts of acid 
        deposition on sensitive areas published under section 116.44, 
        subdivision 1.  The assessment for the second quarter of each 
        fiscal year shall be adjusted to compensate for the amount by 
        which actual expenditures by the board and the pollution control 
        agency for the preceding fiscal year were more or less than the 
        estimated expenditures previously assessed. 
           Sec. 111.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116P.11, is 
        amended to read: 
           116P.11 [AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR DISBURSEMENT.] 
           (a) The amount biennially available from the trust fund for 
        the budget plan developed by the commission consists of the 
        earnings generated from the trust fund.  Earnings generated from 
        the trust fund shall equal the amount of interest on debt 
        securities and dividends on equity securities.  Gains and losses 
        arising from the sale of securities shall be apportioned as 
        follows:  
           (1) if the sale of securities results in a net gain during 
        a fiscal year, the gain shall be apportioned in equal 
        installments over the next ten fiscal years to offset net losses 
        in those years.  If any portion of an installment is not needed 
        to recover subsequent losses identified in paragraph (b), it 
        shall be added to the principal of the fund; and 
           (2) if the sale of securities results in a net loss during 
        a fiscal year, the net loss shall be recovered from the gains in 
        paragraph (a) apportioned to that fiscal year.  If such gains 
        are insufficient, any remaining net loss shall be recovered from 
        interest and dividend income in equal installments over the 
        following ten fiscal years.  
           (b) For funding projects until fiscal year 1997, the 
        following additional amounts are available from the trust fund 
        for the budget plans developed by the commission:  
           (1) for the 1991-1993 biennium, up to 25 percent of the 
        revenue deposited in the trust fund in fiscal years 1990 and 
        1991; 
           (2) for the 1993-1995 biennium, up to 20 percent of the 
        revenue deposited in the trust fund in fiscal year 1992 and up 
        to 15 percent of the revenue deposited in the fund in fiscal 
        year 1993; 
           (3) for the 1993-1995 biennium, up to 25 percent of the 
        revenue deposited in the trust fund in fiscal years 1994 and 
        1995, to be expended only for capital investments in parks and 
        trails; and 
           (4) for the 1995-1997 biennium, up to ten 25 percent of the 
        revenue deposited in the fund in fiscal year 1996, to be 
        expended only for capital investments in parks and trails. 
           (c) Any appropriated funds not encumbered in the biennium 
        in which they are appropriated cancel and must be credited to 
        the principal of the trust fund. 
           Sec. 112.  [168.1296] [SPECIAL CRITICAL HABITAT LICENSE 
        PLATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES.] The 
        registrar shall issue special critical habitat license plates to 
        an applicant who: 
           (1) is an owner or joint owner of a passenger automobile, 
        pickup truck, or van; 
           (2) pays a fee determined by the registrar to cover the 
        costs of handling and manufacturing the plates; 
           (3) pays the registration tax required under section 
        168.013; 
           (4) pays the fees required under this chapter; 
           (5) contributes at least $30 annually to the Minnesota 
        critical habitat private sector matching account established in 
        section 84.943; and 
           (6) complies with laws and rules governing registration and 
        licensing of vehicles and drivers. 
           Subd. 2.  [DESIGN.] After consultation with interested 
        groups, the commissioner of natural resources and the registrar 
        shall jointly select a suitable symbol for use by the registrar 
        to design the special plates. 
           Subd. 3.  [NO REFUND.] Contributions under this section 
        must not be refunded. 
           Subd. 4.  [PLATE TRANSFERS.] Notwithstanding section 
        168.12, subdivision 1, on payment of a transfer fee of $5, 
        plates issued under this section may be transferred to another 
        passenger automobile, pickup truck, or van owned or jointly 
        owned by the person to whom the special plates were issued. 
           Subd. 5.  [CONTRIBUTION AND FEES CREDITED.] Contributions 
        under subdivision 1, clause (5), must be paid to the registrar 
        and credited to the Minnesota critical habitat private sector 
        matching account established in section 84.943.  The fees 
        collected under this section must be deposited in the highway 
        user tax distribution fund.  
           Subd. 6.  [RECORD.] The registrar shall maintain a record 
        of the number of special plates issued under this section. 
           Sec. 113.  [177.435] [FACILITY CONSTRUCTION; PREVAILING 
        WAGE.] 
           Construction of value-added agricultural product processing 
        facility financed in whole or in part with a loan or grant 
        provided under section 41A.035, 41B.044, or 41B.046 is a 
        "project" as that term is defined in section 177.42, subdivision 
        2.  Contracts for the construction or expansion of a value-added 
        agricultural product processing facility that is a project under 
        this section must comply with section 177.43 if the loan or 
        grant agreement was entered into on or after December 31, 1995. 
           Sec. 114.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 239.011, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DUTIES AND POWERS.] To carry out the 
        responsibilities in section 239.01 and subdivision 1, the 
        director: 
           (1) shall take charge of, keep, and maintain in good order 
        the standard of weights and measures of the state and keep a 
        seal so formed as to impress, when appropriate, the letters 
        "MINN" and the date of sealing upon the weights and measures 
        that are sealed; 
           (2) has general supervision of the weights, measures, and 
        weighing and measuring devices offered for sale, sold, or in use 
        in the state; 
           (3) shall maintain traceability of the state standards to 
        the national standards of the National Institute of Standards 
        and Technology; 
           (4) shall enforce this chapter; 
           (5) shall grant variances from department rules, within the 
        limits set by rule, when appropriate to maintain good commercial 
        practices or when enforcement of the rules would cause undue 
        hardship; 
           (6) shall conduct investigations to ensure compliance with 
        this chapter; 
           (7) may delegate to division personnel the 
        responsibilities, duties, and powers contained in this section; 
           (8) shall test annually, and approve when found to be 
        correct, the standards of weights and measures used by the 
        division, by a town, statutory or home rule charter city, or 
        county within the state, or by a person using standards to 
        repair, adjust, or calibrate commercial weights and measures; 
           (9) shall inspect and test weights and measures kept, 
        offered, or exposed for sale; 
           (10) shall inspect and test, to ascertain if they are 
        correct, weights and measures commercially used to: 
           (i) determine the weight, measure, or count of commodities 
        or things sold, offered, or exposed for sale, on the basis of 
        weight, measure, or count; and 
           (ii) compute the basic charge or payment for services 
        rendered on the basis of weight, measure, or count; 
           (11) shall approve for use and mark weights and measures 
        that are found to be correct; 
           (12) shall reject, and mark as rejected, weights and 
        measures that are found to be incorrect and may seize them if 
        those weights and measures: 
           (i) are not corrected within the time specified by the 
        director; 
           (ii) are used or disposed of in a manner not specifically 
        authorized by the director; or 
           (iii) are found to be both incorrect and not capable of 
        being made correct, in which case the director shall condemn 
        those weights and measures; 
           (13) shall weigh, measure, or inspect packaged commodities 
        kept, offered, or exposed for sale, sold, or in the process of 
        delivery, to determine whether they contain the amount 
        represented and whether they are kept, offered, or exposed for 
        sale in accordance with this chapter and department rules.  In 
        carrying out this section, the director must employ recognized 
        sampling procedures, such as those contained in National 
        Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 133, "Checking 
        the Net Contents of Packaged Goods"; 
           (14) shall prescribe the appropriate term or unit of weight 
        or measure to be used for a specific commodity when an existing 
        term or declaration of quantity does not facilitate value 
        comparisons by consumers, or creates an opportunity for consumer 
        confusion; 
           (15) shall allow reasonable variations from the stated 
        quantity of contents, including variations caused by loss or 
        gain of moisture during the course of good distribution practice 
        or by unavoidable deviations in good manufacturing practice, 
        only after the commodity has entered commerce within the state; 
           (16) shall inspect and test petroleum products in 
        accordance with this chapter and chapter 296; 
           (17) shall distribute and post notices for used motor 
        oil and used motor oil filters and lead acid battery recycling 
        in accordance with sections 239.54, 325E.11, and 325E.115; 
           (18) shall collect inspection fees in accordance with 
        sections 239.10 and 239.101; and 
           (19) shall provide metrological services and support to 
        businesses and individuals in the United States who wish to 
        market products and services in the member nations of the 
        European Economic Community, and other nations outside of the 
        United States by:  
           (i) meeting, to the extent practicable, the measurement 
        quality assurance standards described in the International 
        Standards Organization ISO 9000, Guide 25; 
           (ii) maintaining, to the extent practicable, certification 
        of the metrology laboratory by a governing body appointed by the 
        European Economic Community; and 
           (iii) providing calibration and consultation services to 
        metrology laboratories in government and private industry in the 
        United States. 
           Sec. 115.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 239.54, is 
        amended to read: 
           239.54 [INSPECTION OF MOTOR OIL AND AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY 
        RETAILERS.] 
           The division shall produce, print, and distribute the 
        notices required by sections 325E.11 and 325E.115 and shall 
        inspect all places where motor oil is and motor oil filters are 
        offered for sale by persons subject to section 325E.11 and where 
        lead acid batteries are offered for sale at retail subject to 
        section 325E.115 at least once every two years to determine 
        compliance with those sections.  In performing its duties under 
        this section the division may inspect any place, building, or 
        premises governed by sections 325E.11 and 325E.115.  Authorized 
        employees of the division may issue warnings and citations to 
        persons who fail to comply with the requirements of those 
        sections. 
           Sec. 116.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 239.791, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [DISCLOSURE.] A person responsible for the 
        product who delivers, distributes, sells, or offers to sell 
        gasoline in a carbon monoxide control area, during a carbon 
        monoxide control period refinery or terminal, shall provide, at 
        the time of delivery gasoline is sold or transferred from the 
        refinery or terminal, a bill of lading or shipping manifest to 
        the person who receives the gasoline.  For oxygenated gasoline, 
        the bill of lading or shipping manifest must include the 
        identity and the volume percentage or gallons of oxygenate 
        included in the gasoline, and it must state:  "This fuel 
        contains an oxygenate.  Do not blend this fuel with ethanol or 
        with any other oxygenate."  For nonoxygenated gasoline sold or 
        transferred before October 1, 1997, the bill or manifest must 
        state:  "This fuel must not be sold at retail or used in a 
        carbon monoxide control area."  For nonoxygenated gasoline sold 
        or transferred after September 30, 1997, the bill or manifest 
        must state:  "This fuel is not oxygenated.  It must not be sold 
        at retail in Minnesota."  This subdivision does not apply to 
        sales or transfers of gasoline when the gasoline is dispensed 
        into the supply tanks of motor vehicles between refineries, 
        between terminals, or between a refinery and a terminal. 
           Sec. 117.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 296.02, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 7a.  [TAX CREDIT FOR AGRICULTURAL ALCOHOL 
        GASOLINE.] Until October 1, 1997, a distributor shall be allowed 
        a credit on each gallon of denatured ethanol commercially 
        blended with gasoline or blended in a tank truck with gasoline 
        on which the tax imposed by subdivision 1 is due and payable.  
        Denatured ethanol is defined in section 296.01, subdivision 13.  
        The amount of the credit for every gallon of denatured ethanol 
        blended with gasoline to produce agricultural alcohol gasoline 
        is: 
           (1) until October 1, 1995, 15 cents; 
           (2) until October 1, 1996, eight cents; and 
           (3) until October 1, 1997, five cents. 
           The credit allowed a distributor must not exceed the total 
        tax liability under subdivision 1.  The tax credit received by a 
        distributor on denatured ethanol blended with motor fuels shall 
        be passed on to the retailer. 
           Sec. 118.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 325E.10, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  For the purposes of sections 325E.11 to 
        325E.113 and this section, the terms defined in this section 
        have the meanings given them. 
           Sec. 119.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 325E.11, is 
        amended to read: 
           325E.11 [COLLECTION FACILITIES; NOTICE.] 
           (a) Any person selling at retail or offering motor oil or 
        motor oil filters for retail sale in this state shall: 
           (1) post a notice indicating the nearest location, or a 
        location within ten miles of the point of sale, where used motor 
        oil and used motor oil filters may be returned at no cost for 
        recycling or reuse; or 
           (2) provide a collection tank at the point of sale for the 
        deposit and collection of used motor oil and if the person is 
        subject to section 325E.112, post a notice of the availability 
        of the tank informing customers purchasing motor oil or motor 
        oil filters of the location of the used motor oil and used motor 
        oil filter collection site established by the retailer in 
        accordance with section 325E.112 where used motor oil and used 
        motor oil filters may be returned at no cost. 
           (b) A notice under paragraph (a) shall be posted on or 
        adjacent to the motor oil display itself and motor oil filter 
        displays, be at least 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches in size, contain 
        the universal recycling symbol with the following language: 
           (1) "It is illegal to put used oil and used motor oil 
        filters in the garbage."; 
           (2) "Recycle your used oil and used motor oil filters."; 
        and 
           (3)(i) "There is a free collection tank site here for your 
        used oil and used motor oil filters."; or 
           (ii) "The nearest There is a free collection tank site for 
        used oil is and used motor oil filters located at (name of 
        business and street address)." 
           (c) The division of weights and measures under the 
        department of public service shall enforce compliance of with 
        this section as provided in section 239.54.  The pollution 
        control agency shall enforce compliance with this section under 
        sections 115.071 and 116.072 in coordination with the division 
        of weights and measures. 
           Sec. 120.  [325E.112] [USED MOTOR OIL AND USED MOTOR OIL 
        FILTER COLLECTION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [COLLECTION.] (a) Retailers that sell at an 
        individual location more than 1,000 motor oil filters per 
        calendar year at retail for off-site installation must provide 
        for collection of used motor oil and used motor oil filters from 
        the public.  Retailers who do not collect the used motor oil and 
        used motor oil filters at their individual locations may meet 
        the requirement by entering into a written agreement with 
        another party whose location is: 
           (1) within two miles of the retailer's location if the 
        retailer is located: 
           (i) within the Interstate Highway 494/694 beltway; 
           (ii) in a home rule charter or statutory city or a town 
        contiguous to the Interstate Highway 494/694 beltway; or 
           (iii) in a home rule charter or statutory city of over 
        30,000 population within the metropolitan area as defined in 
        section 473.121; or 
           (2) within five miles of the retailer's location if the 
        retailer is not in an area described in clause (1). 
           (b) The written agreement must specify that the other party 
        will accept from the public up to ten gallons of used motor oil 
        and ten used motor oil filters per person per month during 
        normal hours of operation unless:  (1) the used motor oil is 
        known to be contaminated with antifreeze, other hazardous waste, 
        or other materials which may increase the cost of used motor oil 
        management and disposal; (2) the storage equipment for that 
        particular waste is temporarily filled to capacity; or (3) the 
        used motor oil or used motor oil filters are from a business.  
           (c) Persons accepting used motor oil from the public in 
        accordance with this subdivision shall presume that the used 
        motor oil is not contaminated with hazardous waste, provided the 
        person offering the used motor oil is acting in good faith and 
        the person accepting the used motor oil does not have evidence 
        to the contrary.  Persons collecting used motor oil from the 
        public must take precautions to prevent contamination of used 
        motor oil storage equipment.  Precautions may include, but are 
        not limited to, keeping a log of persons dropping off used motor 
        oil, securing access to used motor oil storage equipment, or 
        posting signage at the site indicating the proper use of the 
        equipment. 
           (d) Persons accepting used motor oil and used motor oil 
        filters under paragraph (a), including persons accepting the oil 
        and filters on behalf of the retailer, may not charge a fee when 
        accepting ten gallons or less of used motor oil or ten or fewer 
        used motor oil filters per person per month. 
           (e) Persons that receive contaminated used motor oil may 
        manage the used motor oil as household hazardous waste through 
        publicly administered household hazardous waste collection 
        programs, with approval from the household hazardous waste 
        program.  Used motor oil contaminated with hazardous waste from 
        the public that cannot be managed through a household hazardous 
        waste collection program must be managed as a hazardous waste in 
        accordance with rules adopted by the pollution control agency. 
           Subd. 2.  [REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM.] A contaminated used 
        motor oil reimbursement program is established to provide 
        partial reimbursement of the costs of disposing of contaminated 
        used motor oil.  In order to receive reimbursement, persons who 
        accept used motor oil from the public or parties that they have 
        contracted with to accept used motor oil must provide to the 
        commissioner of the pollution control agency proof of 
        contamination, information on methods the person used to prevent 
        the contamination of used motor oil at the site, a copy of the 
        billing for disposal costs incurred because of the contamination 
        and proof of payment, and a copy of the hazardous waste manifest 
        or shipping paper used to transport the waste.  The commissioner 
        shall reimburse a recipient of contaminated used motor oil 90 
        percent of the costs of properly disposing of the contaminated 
        used motor oil.  The commissioner may not reimburse persons who 
        intentionally place contaminants or do not take precautions to 
        prevent contaminants from being placed in used motor oil.  
        Reimbursements made under this subdivision are limited to the 
        money available in the contaminated used motor oil reimbursement 
        account. 
           Subd. 3.  [EDUCATION PROGRAM.] When the commissioner 
        estimates that all funds available under section 325E.113 will 
        not be expended for reimbursements, the commissioner may use the 
        estimated unexpended funds to cover the costs of educating the 
        public and businesses on the provisions of this section and on 
        proper management of used motor oil, used motor oil filters, and 
        other automotive wastes.  
           Subd. 4.  [LIABILITY EXEMPTION.] Persons who accept used 
        motor oil and used motor oil filters from the public are exempt 
        from liability under chapter 115B for the used motor oil, 
        contaminated used motor oil, and used motor oil filters accepted 
        under the provisions of subdivision 1, after the used motor oil, 
        contaminated used motor oil, and used motor oil filters are sent 
        off-site in compliance with rules adopted by the pollution 
        control agency. 
           Subd. 5.  [ENFORCEMENT.] The commissioner of the pollution 
        control agency shall enforce compliance with this section under 
        sections 115.071 and 116.072. 
           Sec. 121.  [325E.113] [CONTAMINATED USED MOTOR OIL 
        REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT.] 
           The contaminated used motor oil reimbursement account is 
        established in the environmental fund.  Money in the account is 
        appropriated to the commissioner of the pollution control agency 
        for the commissioner's activities under section 325E.112.  
           Sec. 122.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 446A.07, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [OTHER USES OF REVOLVING FUND.] The water 
        pollution control revolving fund may be used as provided in 
        title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, including 
        the following uses: 
           (1) to buy or refinance the debt obligation of governmental 
        units for treatment works where debt was incurred and 
        construction begun after March 7, 1985, at or below market 
        rates; 
           (2) to guarantee or purchase insurance for local 
        obligations to improve credit market access or reduce interest 
        rates; 
           (3) to provide a source of revenue or security for the 
        payment of principal and interest on revenue or general 
        obligation bonds issued by the authority if the bond proceeds 
        are deposited in the fund; 
           (4) to provide loan guarantees, loans, or set-aside for 
        similar revolving funds established by a governmental unit other 
        than state agencies, or state agencies under sections 17.117, 
        103F.725, subdivision 1a, 116J.403, and 116J.617, and 462A.05; 
        provided that no more than $2,000,000 of the balance in the fund 
        may be used for the small cities block grant program under 
        section 116J.403 and the tourism loan program under section 
        116J.617, taken together, and no more than $2,000,000 of the 
        balance in the fund may be used for home improvement loan 
        programs under section 462A.05; 
           (5) to earn interest on fund accounts; and 
           (6) to pay the reasonable costs incurred by the authority 
        and the agency of administering the fund and conducting 
        activities required under the federal Water Pollution Control 
        Act, including water quality management planning under section 
        205(j) of the act and water quality standards continuing 
        planning under section 303(e) of the act. 
           Amounts spent under clause (6) may not exceed the amount 
        allowed under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.  
           Sec. 123.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 446A.071, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SUPPLEMENTAL ASSISTANCE.] The authority may 
        provide supplemental assistance under this section in the form 
        of loans; write-down of principal, interest, or both; or direct 
        grants, as determined by authority rules.  The amount and form 
        of the supplemental assistance must be based on the authority's 
        determination of the financial capability of the municipality, 
        the municipality's eligibility to qualify for other grant 
        programs, and the source of funds.  In determining the financial 
        capability of the municipality, the authority may not find the 
        municipality to be ineligible based on the level of the 
        municipality's annual sewer service charge if this charge 
        exceeds 1.1 percent of the municipality's annual median 
        household income.  
           Sec. 124.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 473.845, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [WATER SUPPLY MONITORING AND HEALTH ASSESSMENTS.] 
        Up to ten percent of the Money in the fund may be appropriated 
        to the commissioner of health for water supply monitoring and 
        health assessments.  The commissioner shall monitor the quality 
        of water in public water supply wells and may monitor private 
        water supply wells in the metropolitan area that may be affected 
        by their location in relation to a facility for mixed municipal 
        solid waste.  Testing under this subdivision must be for 
        substances not funded under the Federal Safe Drinking Water 
        Act.  The health assessments must be conducted in areas that may 
        be affected by contaminants from mixed municipal solid waste 
        facilities. 
           Sec. 125.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 477A.12, is 
        amended to read: 
           477A.12 [ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS; LANDS ELIGIBLE; 
        CERTIFICATION OF ACREAGE.] 
           (a) There is annually appropriated to the commissioner of 
        natural resources from the general fund for payment to counties 
        within the state an amount equal to: 
           (1) for acquired natural resources land, $3 multiplied by 
        the total number of acres of acquired natural resources land or, 
        beginning July 1, 1996, at the county's option three-fourths of 
        one percent of the appraised value of all acquired natural 
        resources land in the county, whichever is greater; 
           (2) 75 cents multiplied by the number of acres of 
        county-administered other natural resources land,; and 
           (3) 37.5 cents multiplied by the number of acres of 
        commissioner-administered other natural resources land located 
        in each county as of July 1 of each year. 
           (b) Lands for which payments in lieu are made pursuant to 
        section 97A.061, subdivision 3, and Laws 1973, chapter 567, 
        shall not be eligible for payments under this section.  Each 
        county auditor shall certify to the department of natural 
        resources during July of each year the number of acres of 
        county-administered other natural resources land within the 
        county.  The department of natural resources may, in addition to 
        the certification of acreage, require descriptive lists of land 
        so certified.  The commissioner of natural resources shall 
        determine and certify the number of acres of acquired natural 
        resources land and commissioner-administered natural resources 
        land within each county. 
           (c) For the purposes of this section, the appraised value 
        of acquired natural resources land is the purchase price for the 
        first five years after acquisition.  The appraised value of 
        acquired natural resources land received as a donation is the 
        value determined for the commissioner of natural resources by a 
        licensed appraiser, or the county assessor's estimated market 
        value if no appraisal is done.  The appraised value must be 
        determined by the county assessor every five years after the 
        land is acquired. 
           Sec. 126.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 477A.14, is 
        amended to read: 
           477A.14 [USE OF FUNDS.] 
           Forty percent of the total payment to the county shall be 
        deposited in the county general revenue fund to be used to 
        provide property tax levy reduction.  The remainder shall be 
        distributed by the county in the following priority:  
           (a) 42.5 37.5 cents for each acre of county-administered 
        other natural resources land shall be deposited in a resource 
        development fund to be created within the county treasury for 
        use in resource development, forest management, game and fish 
        habitat improvement, and recreational development and 
        maintenance of county-administered other natural resources 
        land.  Any county receiving less than $5,000 annually for the 
        resource development fund may elect to deposit that amount in 
        the county general revenue fund; 
           (b) From the funds remaining, Within 30 days of receipt of 
        the payment to the county, the county treasurer shall pay each 
        organized township 30 cents per acre of acquired natural 
        resources land and 8.5 7.5 cents per acre of other natural 
        resources land located within its boundaries.  Payments for 
        natural resources lands not located in an organized township 
        shall be deposited in the county general revenue fund.  Payments 
        to counties and townships pursuant to this paragraph shall be 
        used to provide property tax levy reduction.  Provided that, if 
        the total payment to the county pursuant to section 477A.12 is 
        not sufficient to fully fund the distribution provided for in 
        this clause, the amount available shall be distributed to each 
        township and the county general revenue fund on a pro rata 
        basis; and 
           (c) Any remaining funds shall be deposited in the county 
        general revenue fund.  Provided that, if the distribution to the 
        county general revenue fund exceeds $35,000, the excess shall be 
        used to provide property tax levy reduction. 
           Sec. 127.  [DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS.] 
           (a) During fiscal years 1996 and 1997, loan participants 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.045, must comply with the 
        restrictions in this section. 
           (b) To the extent that herd health will not be jeopardized, 
        farms receiving assistance from the authority must be available 
        for tours within the first two years after completion of the 
        expansion. 
           (c) All livestock expansion loans must be for expansions 
        that include some of the most up-to-date, efficient systems 
        available.  Projects must be reviewed by a University of 
        Minnesota extension livestock specialist prior to approval by 
        the authority. 
           Sec. 128.  [HARMFUL SUBSTANCE COMPENSATION BOARD 
        ABOLISHED.] 
           The harmful substance compensation board is abolished.  All 
        responsibilities of the board are transferred to the pollution 
        control agency.  Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, 
        subdivisions 6 and 7, do not apply to this transfer. 
           Sec. 129.  [REFUNDS.] 
           The commissioner of natural resources shall refund any 
        payments made after August 1, 1991, under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 84.631, for easements along state trails by private 
        property owners who had preexisting rights of ingress and egress.
           Sec. 130.  [REVISOR INSTRUCTION.] 
           In the next and subsequent editions of Minnesota Statutes, 
        the revisor of statutes shall: 
           (1) change the term "landfill cleanup account" to "solid 
        waste fund" in sections 115B.40, subdivision 4; 115B.41, 
        subdivisions 2 and 3; 115B.44, subdivision 2; 115B.45; and 
        116.07, subdivision 10; and 
           (2) change the terms "petroleum tank release cleanup 
        account in the environmental fund" or "petroleum tank release 
        cleanup account" and "account" where it refers to the petroleum 
        tank cleanup account, to "petroleum tank fund" and "fund," 
        respectively, in Minnesota Statutes, sections 115C.02, 
        subdivision 1a; 115C.03, subdivision 9; 115C.04, subdivision 3; 
        115C.08; 115C.09, subdivisions 3 and 8; 115C.10; and 115C.11, 
        subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 131.  Laws 1992, chapter 558, section 17, is amended 
        to read: 
        Sec. 17.  SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA                   200,000
        This appropriation is to the Science 
        Museum of Minnesota for planning and 
        working drawings for capital remodeling 
        and additions predesign for the 
        construction of a new Science Museum in 
        the city of St. Paul.  This 
        appropriation is from the general fund. 
        The planning and working drawings shall 
        include the use of the site in the city 
        of St. Paul on which the Public Health 
        Building is currently located. 
           Sec. 132.  [LIVESTOCK PROCESSING MARKETS TASK FORCE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE.] Recent changes in the Minnesota 
        agricultural livestock industry, particularly in swine 
        production, have resulted in fewer producers who deliver to 
        processors greatly increased numbers of animals.  In many cases 
        these producers are organized as authorized farm corporations, 
        as provided by recent amendments to Minnesota's corporate 
        farming law.  There is growing concern as to whether smaller 
        producers who choose not to join large production corporations 
        will find markets for their livestock eliminated or greatly 
        diminished.  With reduced markets and lessened competition, the 
        smaller producers are left at a critical economic disadvantage.  
        The study, legislative report, and legislative recommendations 
        authorized by this section will identify ways to assure that 
        competitive markets remain for small and medium-sized producers. 
           Subd. 2.  [CREATION; MEMBERSHIP.] (a) There is hereby 
        created a livestock processing markets task force with ten 
        members appointed as follows: 
           (1) the chair of the agriculture and rural development 
        committee of the senate shall appoint one citizen member with 
        education and experience in the area of agricultural economics 
        and four members of the senate, at least one of whom must be a 
        member of the minority caucus; and 
           (2) the chair of the agriculture committee of the house of 
        representatives shall appoint one citizen member who is the 
        operator of a production agriculture farm in the state and four 
        members of the house of representatives, at least one of whom 
        must be a member of the minority caucus. 
           (b) The chairs must make their respective appointments not 
        later than June 15, 1995. 
           (c) Citizen members of the task force may be reimbursed for 
        expenses as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059, 
        subdivision 6. 
           (d) The first meeting of the task force must be called and 
        convened by the chairs of the agriculture policy committees of 
        the senate and the house of representatives.  Task force members 
        must then elect a permanent chair from among the task force 
        members. 
           Subd. 3.  [CHARGE.] The task force must examine current and 
        projected impacts of consolidation within the livestock 
        production industry and its effect on the availability of 
        competitive markets for small and medium-sized producers who 
        choose not to become part of corporate enterprises. 
           Subd. 4.  [RESOURCES; STAFF SUPPORT; CONTRACT 
        SERVICES.] The commissioner of agriculture shall provide 
        necessary resources and staff support for the meetings, 
        hearings, activities, and report of the task force.  To the 
        extent the task force determines it appropriate to contract with 
        nonstate providers for research or analytical services, the 
        commissioner shall serve as the fiscal agent for the task force. 
           Subd. 5.  [PUBLIC HEARINGS.] The task force shall hold at 
        least four public hearings on the issue of access to markets by 
        small and medium-sized producers of livestock.  At least three 
        of the hearings must be held in greater Minnesota. 
           Subd. 6.  [REPORT.] Not later than March 15, 1996, the task 
        force shall report to the legislature on the findings of its 
        study.  The report must include recommendations for improvements 
        in Minnesota Statutes that are in the best interests of both 
        large and small livestock producers in the state. 
           Subd. 7.  [EXPIRATION.] The livestock processing markets 
        task force expires 45 days after its report and recommendations 
        are delivered to the legislature or on June 1, 1996, whichever 
        date is earlier. 
           Sec. 133.  [HYDROLOGIC TASK FORCE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] A task force is created to 
        analyze means of funding interstate flood control modeling, 
        planning, design, and implementation activities for the Red 
        River of the North watershed in Minnesota and North Dakota. 
           Subd. 2.  [COMPOSITION.] The task force shall consist of 
        state legislators whose districts are wholly or partially within 
        the drainage area of the Red River of the North. 
           Subd. 3.  [FUNCTION.] The task force shall establish 
        contact with a similar group of state legislators from the state 
        of North Dakota whose districts are wholly or partially within 
        the drainage area of the Red River of the North in North 
        Dakota.  This interstate group of state legislators shall 
        investigate mechanisms to raise funds locally, organizations to 
        collect funds and manage and implement joint programs and 
        projects, and means of determining appropriate interstate 
        cost-sharing for programs and projects.  The task force shall 
        develop a report and present it to the appropriate legislative 
        committees prior to the 1997 legislative session. 
           Sec. 134.  [USED MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTERS; STUDY.] 
           The office of environmental assistance, with the 
        cooperation of affected retailers, shall conduct a study of the 
        impacts of Minnesota Statutes, section 325E.112, including: 
           (1) the impacts on retailers subject to the requirements of 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 325E.112; 
           (2) the likelihood that an increase in the amount of used 
        motor oil and used oil filters collected will result and the 
        expected magnitude of that increase; 
           (3) the geographical distribution of any expected increase 
        in the collection of used oil and used oil filters; and 
           (4) whether the costs of the collection requirement is 
        commensurate with the expected increase in collection. 
           The office shall submit its findings and recommendations to 
        the chairs of the house and senate environment and natural 
        resource committees by January 1, 1996. 
           Sec. 135.  [LICENSE WITHOUT TAG FOR RESIDENTS UNDER AGE 
        16.] 
           For the 1995 and 1996 hunting seasons, the commissioner of 
        natural resources may, for a fee of $5, issue to a resident 
        under the age of 16 a license, without a tag, to take deer with 
        firearms.  A person holding a license issued under this section 
        may hunt under the license only if accompanied by a licensed 
        hunter at least 18 years of age who possesses a valid tag.  A 
        deer taken by a person holding a license issued under this 
        section must be promptly tagged by a licensed hunter 
        accompanying the person and possessing a valid tag.  Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97B.301, subdivision 6, does not apply to a 
        person holding a license issued under this section. 
           Sec. 136.  [MUZZLE-LOADING FIREARM DEER SEASON.] 
           For the 1996 and 1997 hunting seasons, a licensed firearms 
        hunter who fails to tag a deer during the regular firearms 
        season may tag a deer during the muzzle-loading firearms season 
        by buying another firearms license and hunting by 
        muzzle-loader.  A license to hunt in the muzzle-loading season 
        under this section must be purchased at least five days before 
        the opening day of the muzzle-loading season, except in zone 3B 
        where the license must be purchased before the opening day of 
        the muzzle-loading season. 
           Sec. 137.  [PUBLIC INPUT; REPORT.] 
           The commissioner of natural resources shall seek public 
        input and comment on sections 135 and 136.  By March 1, 1996, 
        the commissioner shall report to the environment and natural 
        resources committees of the legislature with a summary of the 
        public comments received and any recommendations for legislation.
           Sec. 138.  [CONSOLIDATION OF FUNCTIONS.] 
           The commissioners of the pollution control agency and 
        natural resources shall develop recommendations for 
        consolidation of the administrative, regional, and support 
        functions of their respective agencies wherever feasible and 
        expected to result in long-term overall cost reductions.  By 
        February 1, 1996, the commissioners shall jointly report the 
        recommendations to the chairs of the senate environment and 
        natural resources finance division and the house environment and 
        natural resources finance committee. 
           Sec. 139.  [PERMIT APPLICATION FEES FOR TOWNS.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116.07, 
        subdivision 4d, until July 1, 1997, the pollution control agency 
        may not charge a town a stormwater permit application fee of 
        more than $160 in connection with the construction, 
        reconstruction, or alteration of a town road, bridge, or culvert.
           Sec. 140.  [WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING PROGRAM; 
        REPORT.] 
           By November 1, 1995, the public facilities authority shall 
        report to the legislative water commission with recommendations 
        for statutory changes that would allow the wastewater 
        infrastructure funding program established in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 446A.071, to be implemented without the need 
        for rules.  The report must include a description of capital 
        expenditures expected to be needed for wastewater treatment 
        projects during fiscal years 1997 and 1998. 
           Sec. 141.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 97B.301, subdivision 
        5; 115B.26, subdivision 1; 239.791, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, and 9; 
        325E.0951, subdivision 5; and Laws 1993, chapter 172, section 
        10, are repealed. 
           (b) Sections 78 to 87 are repealed. 
           (c) Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 28A.08, subdivision 
        2; and 446A.071, subdivision 7, are repealed. 
           (d) Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 41A.09, subdivisions 
        2, 3, and 5; 97A.531, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; and 
        296.02, subdivision 7, are repealed. 
           Sec. 142.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
           Sections 2, 5, 7, 20, 42, 44 to 49, 56, 57, 101, 102, 117, 
        and 141, paragraph (d), are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           Sections 114, 115, 118, and 121 are effective January 1, 
        1996. 
           Sections 119, 120, and 141, paragraph (c), are effective 
        July 1, 1996. 
           Section 141, paragraph (b), is effective June 30, 1999. 
           Presented to the governor May 20, 1995 
           Signed by the governor May 24, 1995, 2:32 p.m.