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                            CHAPTER 240-H.F.No. 2205 
                  An act relating to capital improvements; authorizing 
                  spending for public purposes; authorizing spending to 
                  acquire and to better public land and buildings and 
                  other public improvements of a capital nature; 
                  authorizing certain improvements and transfers between 
                  accounts; making technical corrections; amending 
                  earlier authorizations; reauthorizing certain 
                  projects; authorizing and reauthorizing sale of state 
                  bonds; providing for storage and retention of certain 
                  documents; authorizing certain easements; providing 
                  for certain port authority leases or management 
                  contracts; requesting an investigation and report; 
                  converting certain capital project financing from 
                  general fund cash to general obligation bonding; 
                  canceling certain money to the general fund; 
                  appropriating money for the Minnesota minerals 21st 
                  century fund; appropriating money with certain 
                  conditions and directions; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  1998, sections 16A.69, subdivision 2; 16B.30; 136F.36, 
                  by adding a subdivision; and 136F.60, by adding a 
                  subdivision; Laws 1998, chapter 404, sections 3, 
                  subdivision 17; 7, subdivisions 23 and 26; 13, 
                  subdivision 12; 27, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
                                   ARTICLE 1
        Section 1.  [CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums in the column under "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated with certain conditions and directions from the 
        bond proceeds fund, or other named fund, to the state agencies 
        or officials indicated, to be spent for public purposes 
        including to acquire and to better public land and buildings and 
        other public improvements of a capital nature, as specified in 
        this article. 
                                    SUMMARY 
        MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES        $   11,080,000 
        CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING                      5,300,000 
        NATURAL RESOURCES                                    18,968,000
        OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE                    3,000,000 
        PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY                          22,700,000 
        BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES                     2,375,000 
        ADMINISTRATION                                        4,150,000 
        TRANSPORTATION                                       80,440,000 
        CORRECTIONS                                           1,785,000 
        BOND SALE EXPENSES                                      152,000 
        REAUTHORIZATIONS                                      4,691,650 
        CANCELLATIONS                                          (440,000)
        TOTAL                                            $  154,201,650
        Bond Proceeds Fund                                  139,510,000
        Transportation Fund                                  10,440,000 
        Reauthorizations                                      4,691,650 
        Cancellations                                          (440,000)
                                                         APPROPRIATIONS
                                                         $ 
        Sec. 2.  MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES
        AND UNIVERSITIES 
        Subdivision 1.  To the board of 
        trustees of the Minnesota state colleges 
        and universities for the purposes
        specified in this section                            11,080,000
        Subd. 2.  Moorhead State University                   3,730,000
        This appropriation is to demolish 
        structures, eliminate blight, and 
        construct parking facilities and 
        necessary amenities on certain recently 
        acquired land at Moorhead state 
        university. 
        Subd. 3.  Winona State University                     6,100,000
        To replace or renovate the boiler 
        system at Winona State University. 
        Subd. 4.  Ridgewater College HVAC System              1,250,000
        For improvements of a capital nature to 
        the heating, ventilation, and air 
        conditioning system at Ridgewater 
        Community and Technical College, 
        Hutchinson.* (The preceding section was 
        vetoed by the governor.) 
        Sec. 3.  CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING 
        Metropolitan Magnet School Grants                     5,300,000
        This appropriation is to the 
        commissioner of children, families, and 
        learning to make grants under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 124D.88. 
        $4,000,000 is for a grant to the 
        Southwest Metropolitan Integration 
        magnet school in Edina. 
        $1,300,000 is for a grant to the 
        Interdistrict Arts and Science Middle 
        School in the east metropolitan area. 
        Sec. 4.  NATURAL RESOURCES                           
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner of
        natural resources for the purposes specified
        in this section                                      18,968,000
        Subd. 2.  State Share                                 1,698,000
        This appropriation is for the state 
        share of flood hazard mitigation grants 
        for the Hoyt Avenue project in the city 
        of St. Paul, and for Dawson, Granite 
        Falls, and Montevideo under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 103F.161. 
        Subd. 3.  Local Share                                17,270,000
        This appropriation is to fund the local 
        share of flood hazard mitigation 
        projects in Crookston, East Grand 
        Forks, Warren, Ada, Breckenridge, and 
        Oakport under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 103F.161, to the extent that 
        the cost of each project exceeds two 
        percent of the median household income 
        in the municipality multiplied by the 
        number of households in the 
        municipality. 
        Sec. 5.  OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE           3,000,000 
        To the director of the office of 
        environmental assistance for a grant to 
        a local governmental unit under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, 
        not to exceed $3,000,000, for the 
        retrofit and reconstruction of a solid 
        waste resource recovery facility 
        located in the city of Perham that 
        serves a seven-county area.  The 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2001. 
        Sec. 6.  PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY 
        Subdivision 1.  To the public
        facilities authority for the purposes
        specified in this section                            22,700,000
        Subd. 2.  Matching Money
        for Federal Grants                                    2,200,000
        To match federal grants to the drinking 
        water fund under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 446A.081. 
        Subd. 3.  Wastewater
        Infrastructure Program                               20,500,000
        For grants to eligible municipalities 
        under the wastewater infrastructure 
        funding program established in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072. 
        Sec. 7.  BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES 
        Subdivision 1.  To the board of water 
        and soil resources for the purposes      
        specified in this section                             2,375,000
        Subd. 2.  Lazarus Creek                               1,375,000
        For a grant to Area II Minnesota River 
        Basin Projects, Inc. for construction 
        of the LQP-25/Lazarus Creek floodwater 
        retention project.  The grant may not 
        exceed 75 percent of the project's 
        cost.  The remaining share must be 
        provided by Area II Minnesota River 
        Basin Projects, Inc. 
        Subd. 3.  Grass Lake   
        Restoration                                           1,000,000
        For a grant to the city of Willmar and 
        Kandiyohi county to construct publicly 
        owned stormwater flood reduction and 
        water quality improvements related to 
        the restoration of Grass Lake.* (The 
        preceding section was vetoed by the 
        governor.)  
        Sec. 8.  ADMINISTRATION
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner of 
        administration for the purposes specified 
        in this section                                       4,150,000
        Subd. 2.  Capital Asset Preservation
        and Replacement (CAPRA)                               3,000,000
        To be spent in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 
        None of this appropriation may be used 
        for renovation of the Minnesota 
        Veterans Home - Luverne campus. 
        Of this amount, $190,000 is for capital 
        repair and betterment of roofs on 
        buildings 1, 2, and 4, at the Hastings 
        Veterans Home.  This amount is 
        available when the commissioner of 
        finance determines that the Veterans 
        Home Board is in compliance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.695 
        and 198.31, with respect to the 
        Hastings Veterans Home. 
        Subd. 3.  Predesign and Design Grant                  1,000,000
        For a grant to the county of Itasca for 
        its predesign and design of public 
        infrastructure improvements including 
        railroad access and natural gas 
        right-of-way and pipeline, public 
        highway improvements, and freshwater 
        wells and wastewater treatment 
        facilities and pipelines, all in 
        connection with the construction of a 
        new steel mill. 
        Subd. 4.  World War II      
        Veterans Memorial                                       150,000 
        For design, architectural drawings, and 
        the start of construction for a World 
        War II veterans memorial on the state 
        capitol mall.  The design is subject to 
        approval by the capitol area 
        architectural and planning board.  The 
        commissioner of veterans affairs shall 
        convene an advisory group, including 
        members of veterans organizations to 
        review and make recommendations about 
        the design of the memorial.  The 
        appropriation must be matched by an 
        equal amount from nonstate sources.* 
        (The preceding subdivision was vetoed 
        by the governor.) 
        Sec. 9.  TRANSPORTATION                             
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner of
        transportation for the purposes specified
        in this section                                      80,440,000
        Subd. 2.  Local Bridge
        Replacement and Rehabilitation                       10,000,000
        This appropriation is from the state 
        transportation fund as provided in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, to 
        match federal funds and to replace or 
        rehabilitate local deficient bridges. 
        Political subdivisions may use grants 
        made under this section to construct or 
        reconstruct bridges, including: 
        (1) matching federal aid grants to 
        construct or reconstruct key bridges; 
        (2) paying the costs of preliminary 
        engineering and environmental studies 
        authorized under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 174.50, subdivision 6a; 
        (3) paying the costs to abandon an 
        existing bridge that is deficient and 
        in need of replacement, but where no 
        replacement will be made; and 
        (4) paying the costs to construct a 
        road or street to facilitate the 
        abandonment of an existing bridge 
        determined by the commissioner to be 
        deficient, if the commissioner 
        determines that construction of the 
        road or street is more cost efficient 
        than the replacement of the existing 
        bridge.* (The preceding subdivision was 
        vetoed by the governor.) 
        Subd. 3.  Brooklyn Park
        Pedestrian Bridge                                       440,000
        This appropriation is from the 
        transportation fund for an 
        interest-free loan to the city of 
        Brooklyn Park to pay up to 80 percent 
        of the cost of constructing a 
        pedestrian bridge across trunk highway 
        No. 252.  This appropriation is only 
        available if the project qualifies for 
        federal TEA-21 funding.  The loan must 
        be repaid to the commissioner of 
        finance for return to the debt service 
        fund at the time of Federal Highway 
        Administration reimbursement to the 
        city. 
        Subd. 4. Transportation 
        Revolving Fund                                       10,000,000
        For transfer by the commissioner of 
        finance to the highway account in the 
        transportation revolving loan fund 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        446A.085.  This appropriation may not 
        be used for trunk highway, transit, or 
        light rail projects.* (The preceding 
        subdivision was vetoed by the governor.)
        Subd. 5.  Light Rail Transit                         60,000,000
        This appropriation is to match federal 
        money to construct light rail transit 
        in the Hiawatha Avenue corridor, as 
        provided in Laws 1998, chapter 404, 
        section 17, subdivision 3, paragraph 
        (b), and is added to that 
        appropriation, as amended by article 
        2.  This is the final state 
        appropriation for the total 
        construction of this project. 
        The commissioner may not spend this 
        appropriation until: 
        (1) the Hiawatha Avenue corridor 
        project has received a "final design" 
        designation by the Federal Transit 
        Administration and a full-funding grant 
        agreement has been executed with the 
        Federal Transit Administration for 
        funding the planning and capital costs 
        of light rail transit in the Hiawatha 
        Avenue corridor that provides funding 
        of not less than $223,000,000 by the 
        federal government and that includes 
        any required local contribution from 
        Hennepin county regional railroad 
        authority, the city of Minneapolis and 
        the Metropolitan Airports Commission; 
        and 
        (2) the commissioner has determined 
        that no part of the construction costs 
        of light rail transit in the Hiawatha 
        Avenue corridor will be paid from 
        property tax revenues of the 
        metropolitan council or of any county 
        or regional rail authority other than 
        the Hennepin county regional rail 
        authority. 
        The commissioner and the chair of the 
        metropolitan council shall jointly 
        submit a report to the legislature by 
        February 1, 2000, that sets forth a 
        financial plan for paying the operating 
        costs of light rail transit in the 
        Hiawatha Avenue corridor for at least 
        the first five years of operation. 
        If the requirements of paragraph (1) 
        are not met by May 1, 2000, for the 
        "final design" designation or by 
        January 31, 2001, for the full-funding 
        agreement, this appropriation, any 
        unspent portion of the $40,000,000 
        appropriated by Laws 1998, chapter 404, 
        section 17, subdivision 3, paragraph 
        (b), as amended by article 2, and all 
        state bond sale authorizations for the 
        Hiawatha Avenue corridor, are canceled. 
        Sec. 10.  CORRECTIONS                                 1,785,000
        To the commissioner of administration 
        for design for renovations of a capital 
        nature to the storm and sanitary sewer 
        lines at the correctional facility at 
        Faribault and for making emergency 
        capital repairs to the system. 
        Sec. 11.  BOND SALE EXPENSES                            152,000
        To the commissioner of finance for bond 
        sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.641, subdivision 8.  This 
        appropriation is from the bond proceeds 
        fund. 
        Sec. 12.  BOND SALE SCHEDULE   
        The commissioner of finance shall 
        schedule the sale of state general 
        obligation bonds so that, during the 
        biennium ending June 30, 2001, no more 
        than $590,663,000 will need to be 
        transferred from the general fund to 
        the state bond fund to pay principal 
        and interest due and to become due on 
        outstanding state general obligation 
        bonds.  During the biennium, before 
        each sale of state general obligation 
        bonds, the commissioner of finance 
        shall calculate the amount of debt 
        service payments needed on bonds 
        previously issued and shall estimate 
        the amount of debt service payments 
        that will be needed on the bonds 
        scheduled to be sold.  The commissioner 
        shall adjust the amount of bonds 
        scheduled to be sold so as to remain 
        within the limit set by this section.  
        The amount needed to make the debt 
        service payments is appropriated from 
        the general fund as provided in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641. 
           Sec. 13.  [BOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [BOND PROCEEDS FUND.] To provide the money 
        appropriated in this article from the bond proceeds fund, the 
        commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 
        and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $139,510,000 in 
        the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the 
        Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. 
           Subd. 2.  [TRANSPORTATION FUND.] To provide the money 
        appropriated in this article from the transportation fund, the 
        commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 
        and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $10,440,000 in 
        the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the 
        Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.  The 
        proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest and any premium 
        received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited to a bond 
        proceeds account in the state transportation fund. 
           Sec. 14.  [BOND REAUTHORIZATIONS.] 
           (a) The following bond authorizations, which have been 
        reported to the legislature according to Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.642, subdivision 1, are reauthorized, and do not 
        cancel under the terms of that subdivision: 
           (1) an amount remaining of $4,078,196.35 for appropriations 
        from the state transportation fund for railroad assistance, 
        authorized in Laws 1984, chapter 597, section 22; 
           (2) an amount remaining of $414,786.89 for appropriations 
        from the bond proceeds fund for labor history center planning 
        and design authorized in Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, 
        section 30, subdivision 1; and 
           (3) an amount remaining of $198,666.40 for appropriations 
        from the bond proceeds fund for labor history center design 
        competition authorized in Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, 
        section 30, subdivision 1.* (The preceding text beginning "(2) 
        an amount remaining of $414,786.89" was vetoed by the governor.) 
           (b) For purposes of the next report required under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, subdivision 1, the bonds 
        reauthorized in this section must be treated as authorized on 
        the original date of authorization. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16A.69, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [TRANSFER BETWEEN ACCOUNTS.] Upon the awarding of 
        final contracts for the completion of a project for construction 
        or other permanent improvement, or upon the abandonment of the 
        project, the agency to whom the appropriation was made may 
        transfer the unencumbered balance in the project account to 
        another project enumerated in the same section of that 
        appropriation act, or may transfer unencumbered balances from 
        agency operating funds.  The transfer must be made only to cover 
        bids for the other project that were higher than was estimated 
        when the appropriation for the other project was made and not to 
        cover an expansion of the other project.  The money transferred 
        under this section is appropriated for the purposes for which 
        transferred.  For transfers for technical colleges by the board 
        of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities, 
        the total cost of both projects and the required local share for 
        both projects are adjusted accordingly.  The agency proposing a 
        transfer shall report to obtain approval from the commissioner 
        of finance and the chair of the senate finance committee and the 
        chair of the house of representatives ways and means committee 
        before the transfer is made under this subdivision. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16B.30, is 
        amended to read: 
           16B.30 [GENERAL AUTHORITY.] 
           (a) Subject to other provisions in this chapter, the 
        commissioner shall supervise and control the making of all 
        contracts for the construction of buildings and for other 
        capital improvements to state buildings and structures, other 
        than buildings and structures under the control of the board of 
        trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities.  
        Except as provided in paragraph paragraphs (b) and (c), a state 
        agency may not undertake improvements of a capital nature 
        without specific legislative authority. 
           (b) Specific legislative authority is not required for 
        repairs or minor capital projects financed with operating 
        appropriations or agency receipts that: 
           (1) are undertaken for asset preservation or code 
        compliance purposes; or 
           (2) do not materially increase the net square footage of a 
        facility; and in either case 
           (3) do not materially increase the cost of agency programs. 
           (c) Unless the commissioner determines that an urgency 
        exists, the commissioner of an agency undertaking a project with 
        a cost in excess of $50,000 pursuant to this paragraph (b) shall 
        notify the chairs of the senate finance committee, the house 
        capital investment committee, the house ways and means 
        committee, the appropriate house and senate finance divisions, 
        and the director of the legislative coordinating commission 
        prior to incurring any contractual obligation with regard to the 
        project.  Any agency undertaking any project pursuant to this 
        paragraph during fiscal year 1999 must report all such projects 
        to the legislature by January 1, 2000. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 136F.36, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [STORAGE AND RETENTION OF DOCUMENTS.] 
        Notwithstanding section 16A.58, the board may store and retain 
        at the respective technical college original documents from 
        carpentry program transactions, including but not limited to 
        deeds, abstracts of title, and certificates of title. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 136F.60, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [EASEMENTS.] The board may grant permanent or 
        temporary easements over, under, or across any land under its 
        jurisdiction for reasonable purposes determined by the board.  
           Sec. 19.  Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 3, subdivision 
        17, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 17.  Pine Technical College                     1,700,000 
        To predesign, design, and renovate, and 
        construct an addition for a 
        telecommunications/media/technology 
        center, student services, 
        administrative services, classrooms, 
        and a regional economic development 
        center.  This project may be a part of 
        a larger advanced technology center 
        project at the college if federal funds 
        are available for the larger project.  
        The board must not proceed with the 
        larger advanced technology center 
        project without the approval of the 
        chairs of the house committee on ways 
        and means and the senate committee on 
        education finance. 
           Sec. 20.  Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 7, subdivision 
        23, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 23.  Metro Regional Trails                      5,000,000 
        For grants to the metropolitan council 
        for acquisition and development of a 
        capital nature of trail connections in 
        the metropolitan area as specified in 
        this subdivision.  The purpose of the 
        grants is to improve trails in the 
        metropolitan park and open space system 
        and connect them with existing state 
        and regional trails.  Priority shall be 
        given to matching funds for an ISTEA 
        grant. 
        The funds shall be allocated by the 
        council as follows: 
        (1) $1,050,000 is allocated to Ramsey 
        county as follows: 
        (i) $400,000 to complete six miles of 
        trails between the Burlington Northern 
        Regional Trail and Bald Eagle-Otter 
        Lake Regional Park; 
        (ii) $150,000 to complete a one-mile 
        connection between Birch Lake and the 
        Lake Tamarack segment of Bald 
        Eagle-Otter Lake Regional Park; 
        (iii) $500,000 to acquire real property 
        and design and construct or renovate 
        recreation facilities along the 
        Mississippi River in cooperation with 
        the city of St. Paul; 
        (2) $1,050,000 is allocated to the city 
        of St. Paul as follows: 
        (i) $250,000 to construct a bridge over 
        Lexington Parkway in Como Regional 
        Park; and 
        (ii) $800,000 to enhance amenities for 
        the trailhead at the Lilydale-Harriet 
        Island Regional Park pavilion; 
        (3) $1,400,000 is allocated to Anoka 
        county as follows to construct: 
        (i) $1,100,000 to construct a 
        pedestrian tunnel under Highway 65 on 
        the Rice Creek West Regional Trail in 
        the city of Fridley; and 
        (ii) $300,000 to construct a pedestrian 
        bridge on the Mississippi River 
        Regional Trail crossing over 
        Mississippi Street in the city of 
        Fridley; and 
        (4) $1,500,000 is allocated to the 
        suburban Hennepin regional park 
        district as follows: 
        (i) $1,000,000 to connect North 
        Hennepin Regional Trail to Luce Line 
        State Trail and Medicine Lake; and 
        (ii) $500,000 is for the cost of 
        development and acquisition of the 
        Southwest regional trail in the city of 
        St. Louis Park.  The trail must connect 
        the Minneapolis regional trail system 
        at Cedar Lake park to the Hennepin 
        parks regional trail system at the 
        Hopkins trail head. 
           Sec. 21.  Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 7, subdivision 
        26, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 26.  Local Initiative Grants                    8,000,000 
        For matching grants to be provided to 
        local units of government for 
        acquisition, development, or renovation 
        of a capital nature of local parks, 
        trails, and natural and scenic areas.  
        Recipients must provide a match of at 
        least one-half of total eligible 
        project costs.  The commissioner shall 
        make payment to local units of 
        government upon receiving documentation 
        of reimbursable expenditures.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need. 
        $3,500,000 of this appropriation is for 
        grants to units of government to 
        acquire and develop outdoor recreation 
        areas, and for grants to units of 
        government to acquire and better 
        natural and scenic areas under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019, 
        subdivision 4a.  
        $1,000,000 of this appropriation is for 
        cooperative trail grants of up to 
        $50,000 per project to acquire or 
        construct trail linkages between 
        communities, trails, and parks. 
        $3,500,000 of this appropriation is for 
        trail grants for the following locally 
        funded publicly owned trails serving 
        multiple communities:  $1,400,000 for 
        Beaver Island Trail in Stearns County, 
        $1,400,000 for Skunk Hollow Trail in 
        Yellow Medicine and Chippewa Counties, 
        and $700,000 for Unity Trail in 
        Faribault County.  The grant for Beaver 
        Island Trail in Stearns County is 
        available in the manner and the order 
        that follows:  $500,000 is available 
        upon commitment of an equal amount from 
        nonstate sources, $152,000 is available 
        upon contribution of an equal amount 
        from local governments, $374,000 is 
        available upon commitment of an equal 
        amount from nonstate sources, and the 
        balance of $374,000 is available upon 
        commitment of an equal amount from 
        nonstate sources. 
           Sec. 22.  Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 13, subdivision 
        12, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 12.  Dahl House Relocation                     100,000
                                                              60,000
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund for a grant to the city of St. 
        Paul to relocate the Dahl House near 
        its original site, and stabilize, and 
        restore the structure.  Up to $150,000 
        from the plaza percent for art budget 
        may be used for the restoration and 
        related art objects. 
           Sec. 23.  Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 27, subdivision 
        1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [BOND PROCEEDS FUND.] To provide the money 
        appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds fund, the 
        commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 
        and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to 
        $463,795,000 $105,145,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and 
        with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 
        16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article 
        XI, sections 4 to 7. 
           Sec. 24.  [CANCELLATION AND REDUCED AUTHORIZATION.] 
           $400,000 of the appropriation in Laws 1998, chapter 404, 
        section 26, for bond sale expense is canceled.  The bond sale 
        authorization in Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 27, subdivision 
        1, is reduced by $400,000. 
           Sec. 25.  [VETERANS HOMES IMPROVEMENTS.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.30, the 
        veterans homes board of directors may make and maintain the 
        improvements to the veterans homes listed in clauses (1) to (5) 
        using money donated for those purposes: 
           (1) a picnic pavilion at the Minneapolis veterans home; 
           (2) walking trails at the Hastings veterans home; 
           (3) walking trails and landscape at the Silver Bay veterans 
        home; 
           (4) an entrance canopy at the Fergus Falls veterans home; 
        and 
           (5) a suspended wooden deck for dining at the Luverne 
        veterans home. 
           Sec. 26.  [REQUEST TO LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COMMISSION.] 
           The legislative audit commission is requested to direct the 
        legislative auditor to investigate the mold problem at the 
        Luverne veterans home, the state response to the problem, and 
        the original cause of the problem, including whether inadequate 
        state building standards, or noncompliance with state building 
        standards, contributed to this problem and whether other state 
        buildings are at risk due to inadequate standards or 
        noncompliance with state building standards, and report back to 
        the commission for its review and thereafter to the 
        legislature.  This section does not restrict the department of 
        administration or the veterans home board from undertaking 
        capital improvements to correct the mold problem. 
           Sec. 27.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This article is effective the day after its final enactment.
                                   ARTICLE 2
           Section 1.  [INTENT.] 
           This article intends to return to the unreserved general 
        fund $400,000,000 by changing the fund source of the projects 
        listed in this article in the amounts shown in sections 3 to 13, 
        by decreasing the appropriation from the general fund and by 
        appropriating an equal amount from the aggregate of the bond 
        proceeds fund and the transportation fund.  This action changes 
        the designation of the fund sources made under the cumulative 
        effect of Laws 1998, chapters 389, article 9, section 2; 404; 
        and 408, section 22, with respect to those projects.  This 
        article also makes a new appropriation of $400,000 from the bond 
        proceeds fund for bond sale expenses in connection with the 
        bonds authorized in this article. 
        Sec. 2.  [CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums in the column under "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the bond proceeds fund or other named fund to 
        the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent for 
        public purposes including to acquire and to better public land 
        and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature, 
        as specified in this article. 
                                    SUMMARY
        UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA                          $  112,390,000
        MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES            15,300,000
        RESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES AT FARIBAULT                    7,913,000
        NATURAL RESOURCES                                    24,450,000
        PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY                          16,800,000
        CAPITOL AREA ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING BOARD         6,500,000
        TRANSPORTATION                                       71,000,000
        VETERANS HOMES BOARD                                 11,000,000
        INDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL                                1,700,000
        TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                      126,447,000
        MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY                          6,500,000
        BOND SALE EXPENSES                                      400,000
        TOTAL                                            $  400,400,000
        Bond Proceeds Fund                                  372,400,000
        Transportation Fund                                  28,000,000
                                                         APPROPRIATIONS
                                                         $             
        Sec. 3.  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 
        Subdivision 1.  To the board of regents
        of the University of Minnesota for the 
        purposes specified in this section                  112,390,000
        Subd. 2.  Twin Cities - Minneapolis
        (a) Utility Infrastructure                            2,400,000
        (b) Folwell Hall Renovation                             690,000
        (c) Walter Digital Technology Center/Science
        and Engineering Library                              52,200,000
        Subd. 3.  Twin Cities - St. Paul
        (a) Gortner and Snyder Halls                          3,900,000
        (b) Greenhouse Renovation and Replacement               900,000
        (c) Peters Hall, Phase II                             6,900,000
        Subd. 4.  Women's Athletics Fields
        and Facilities                                        2,700,000
        Subd. 5.  Crookston Facility 
        Improvements                                          3,500,000
        Subd. 6.  Duluth
        (a) Library                                          17,000,000
        (b) Academic Space Renovation                           200,000
        Subd. 7.  Morris Facility Improvements               18,400,000
        Subd. 8.  Agricultural Experiment
        Stations                                              3,600,000
        Sec. 4.  MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES 
        AND UNIVERSITIES
        Subdivision 1.  To the board of trustees 
        of the Minnesota state colleges and 
        universities for the purposes specified in 
        this section                                         15,300,000
        Subd. 2.  Minnesota State University - 
        Mankato                                              10,500,000
        Subd. 3.  Rochester Regional
        Recreation and Sports Center                          4,800,000
        Sec. 5.  RESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES AT FARIBAULT
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner
        of administration for the purposes
        specified in this section                             7,913,000
        Subd. 2.  Tate Hall Renovation                        3,500,000
        Subd. 3.  Lysen Hall Expansion
        and Renovation                                        4,413,000
        Sec. 6.  NATURAL RESOURCES                            
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner
        of natural resources for the purposes
        specified in this section                            24,450,000
        Subd. 2.  Office Facility
        Consolidation                                         7,100,000
        Subd. 3.  State Park and Recreation
        Area Building Development                             5,000,000
        Subd. 4.  Metro Regional Park
        Acquisition and Betterment                            9,000,000
        Subd. 5.  Trail Acquisition and
        Development                                           3,350,000
        Sec. 7.  PUBLIC FACILITIES
        AUTHORITY
        Subdivision 1.  To the public
        facilities authority for the purposes
        specified in this section                            16,800,000
        Subd. 2.  Matching Money for
        Federal Grants                                        1,500,000
        Subd. 3.  Wastewater
        Infrastructure Program                               15,300,000
        Sec. 8.  CAPITOL AREA ARCHITECTURAL AND
        PLANNING BOARD                                        6,500,000
        To the commissioner of administration 
        for capitol building structural 
        stabilization. 
        Sec. 9.  TRANSPORTATION
        Subdivision 1.  To the
        commissioner of transportation for
        the purposes specified in this section               71,000,000
        Subd. 2.  Local Bridge
        Replacement and Rehabilitation                       28,000,000
        This appropriation is from the 
        transportation fund. 
        Subd. 3.  Transitways                                40,000,000
        Subd. 4.  Port Development
        Assistance                                            3,000,000
        Sec. 10.  VETERANS HOMES BOARD
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner
        of administration for the purposes
        specified in this section                            11,000,000
        Subd. 2.  Minneapolis
        Veterans Home                                         6,000,000
        Subd. 3.  Hastings Veterans
        Home                                                  5,000,000
        Sec. 11.  INDIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL                      1,700,000
        To the Indian affairs council for 
        construction of the Battle Point 
        Cultural and Education Center. 
        Sec. 12.  TRADE AND ECONOMIC
        DEVELOPMENT
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner
        of trade and economic development or other
        named official for the purposes specified
        in this section                                     126,447,000
        Subd. 2.  Minneapolis
        Convention Center                                    86,332,000
        Subd. 3.  Duluth Entertainment
        and Convention Center                                12,000,000
        Subd. 4.  Mayo Civic Center                           2,800,000
        Subd. 5.  St. Cloud Community
        Event Center                                          5,500,000
        Subd. 6.  Fergus Falls Convention
        Center                                                1,500,000
        Subd. 7.  Hutchinson Community
        Civic Center                                          1,000,000
        Subd. 8.  Humboldt Avenue Greenway
        Project                                               7,000,000
        Subd. 9.  Prairieland Expo                            3,000,000
        Subd. 10.  Montevideo Downtown
        Revitalization                                        1,500,000
        Subd. 11.  Paramount Arts District
        Regional Arts Center                                    750,000
        Subd. 12.  Veterans Memorial Performing
        Arts Amphitheater                                       315,000
        Subd. 13.  Brooklyn Center Earle Brown
        Heritage Center Restoration                           2,500,000
        Subd. 14.  Minnesota African-American
        Performing Arts Center                                2,250,000
        Sec. 13.  MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
        Subdivision 1.  To the Minnesota
        Historical Society for the purposes
        specified in this section                             6,500,000
        Subd. 2.  Northwest Company Fur
        Post Interpretive Center                              1,500,000
        Subd. 3.  St. Anthony Falls
        Heritage Education Center                             4,000,000
        Subd. 4.  Humphrey Museum and
        Learning Center, Waverly                              1,000,000
        Sec. 14.  BOND SALE EXPENSES                            400,000
        To the commissioner of finance for bond 
        sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.641, subdivision 8. 
           Sec. 15.  [IDENTICAL PROJECTS.] 
           The purpose and use of appropriations in this article are 
        for the same purpose and use and for identical projects as 
        authorized in Laws 1998, chapter 404.  Except for the fund 
        source of unspent parts of the appropriations listed in this 
        article, this article does not change or limit the purpose and 
        use of the appropriations and related requirements in Laws 1998, 
        chapter 404. 
           Sec. 16.  [BOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [BOND PROCEEDS FUND.] To provide the money 
        appropriated in this article from the bond proceeds fund, the 
        commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 
        and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $372,400,000 in 
        the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the 
        Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. 
           Subd. 2.  [TRANSPORTATION FUND.] To provide the money 
        appropriated in this article from the transportation fund, the 
        commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 
        and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $28,000,000 in 
        the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the 
        Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.  The 
        proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest and any premium 
        received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited to a bond 
        proceeds account in the state transportation fund. 
           Sec. 17.  [CANCELLATION TO GENERAL FUND.] 
           (a) Money appropriated from the general fund pursuant to 
        1998 acts and not yet spent for the projects listed in this 
        article is canceled to the general fund in the amounts shown for 
        each project. 
           (b) As much as is necessary of the appropriation for trail 
        acquisition and development in Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 
        7, subdivision 22, not yet otherwise spent from the general fund 
        under 1998 acts, or elsewhere in this article from the bond 
        proceeds fund, may be canceled to the general fund and added to 
        the appropriation for that purpose from the bond proceeds fund 
        in this article as determined by the commissioner of finance to 
        bring the amount returned to the general fund and appropriated 
        from the bond proceeds fund to $400,000,000 in each case.  
           (c) Also, as determined by the commissioner of finance, 
        appropriations returned to the general fund and made from the 
        bond proceeds fund in this article for specific projects are 
        adjusted as necessary to reach the $400,000,000 in changes of 
        funding source for the aggregate of the individual projects of 
        this article from the general fund to the bond proceeds fund.  
        The commissioner may make the adjustments due to spending in 
        process and not yet entered on the state's accounts as of May 
        13, 1999.  The amounts adjusted under this section are 
        appropriated. 
           Sec. 18.  [DEBT SERVICES RESPONSIBILITIES.] 
           This article does not change the debt service 
        responsibilities of the University of Minnesota under Laws 1998, 
        chapter 404, section 2, subdivision 11, or of the board of 
        trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities under 
        Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 3, subdivision 29.  
           Sec. 19.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This article is effective the day after its final enactment.
                                   ARTICLE 3
           Section 1.  [MINNESOTA MINERALS 21ST CENTURY FUND 
        APPROPRIATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPROPRIATION.] $20,000,000 is 
        appropriated in fiscal year 2000 from the general fund to the 
        Minnesota minerals 21st century fund, if a bill styled as H.F. 
        No. 2390 is enacted in 1999 and creates such a fund.  
        Notwithstanding any other law enacted during the 1999 regular 
        legislative session, the maximum total appropriation authorized 
        for the purposes of the Minnesota minerals 21st century fund 
        under all laws enacted during the 1999 regular legislative 
        session is $20,000,000.  Any amounts appropriated in any other 
        law enacted during the 1999 legislative session that would cause 
        the appropriation to exceed $20,000,000 are canceled.  This 
        limitation does not apply to the appropriation transfer 
        contained in 1999 H.F. No. 2390, article 2, section 71.* (The 
        governor marked the preceding subdivision as vetoed.) 
           Subd. 2.  [MATCHING REQUIREMENT.] If a bill styled as H.F. 
        No. 2390 is enacted in 1999 and it provides for creation of the 
        Minnesota minerals 21st century fund, the commissioner of the 
        iron range resources and rehabilitation board shall, upon the 
        recommendation of the board, match the funds allocated under 
        subdivision 1 to the extent they are used for a loan or equity 
        investment meeting the requirements of the provision creating 
        the Minnesota minerals 21st century fund within H.F. No. 2390.  
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 645.33, this 
        subdivision supersedes any contrary provisions of H.F. No. 2390 
        that is enacted in 1999. 
           Presented to the governor May 24, 1999 
           Signed by the governor May 25, 1999, 4:20 p.m.