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CHAPTER 12--H.F.No. 23

An act

relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; modifying previous appropriations; reducing prior bond authorizations; authorizing the sale of state bonds; appropriating money;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 16A.641, subdivisions 4a, 7; 16A.642, subdivision 2; Laws 2006, chapter 258, sections 7, subdivision 3, as amended; 16, subdivision 5, as amended; 17, subdivision 8, as amended; Laws 2008, chapter 179, sections 15, subdivision 8; 18, subdivisions 3, 6, as amended; 19, subdivision 4; 24, subdivision 4; Laws 2008, chapter 365, section 4, subdivision 3, as amended; Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, sections 14, subdivision 3; 22; Laws 2010, chapter 189, sections 6, subdivisions 2, 4; 7, subdivisions 19, 20, 22; 14, subdivision 3; 16, subdivision 4; 19, subdivision 4, as amended; Laws 2010, chapter 333, article 2, section 23; Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 9, subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.

The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the bond proceeds fund, or another named fund, to the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph (a), to acquire and better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature, or as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraphs (b) to (j), or article XIV. Unless otherwise specified, money appropriated in this act for a capital program or project may be used to pay state agency staff costs that are attributed directly to the capital program or project in accordance with accounting policies adopted by the commissioner of management and budget. Unless otherwise specified, the appropriations in this act are available until the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642.

SUMMARY
University of Minnesota $ 88,833,000
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 131,586,000
Minnesota State Academies 2,160,000
Natural Resources 103,450,000
Pollution Control Agency 7,550,000
Board of Water and Soil Resources 22,614,000
Zoological Garden 4,000,000
Administration 10,980,000
Office of Enterprise Technology 5,659,000
Military Affairs 5,605,000
Public Safety 8,700,000
Transportation 55,900,000
Metropolitan Council 25,000,000
Human Services 13,900,000
Veterans Affairs 2,300,000
Corrections 19,000,000
Employment and Economic Development 25,450,000
Public Facilities Authority 20,000,000
Minnesota Historical Society 1,900,000
Bond Sale Expenses 553,000
Cancellations/Reductions (23,700,000)
TOTAL $ 531,440,000
Bond Proceeds Fund (General Fund Debt Service) 478,278,000
Bond Proceeds Fund (User Financed Debt Service) 33,862,000
State Transportation Fund 43,000,000
Cancellations/Reductions (23,700,000)
APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 2.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 88,833,000

To the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR)

25,000,000

To be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046.

Subd. 3.

Twin Cities Campus

(a) Physics and Nanotechnology 51,333,000

To construct, furnish, and equip a new physics and nanotechnology building on the Twin Cities campus. The facility will include research laboratories, offices, a clean room supporting nanotechnology, faculty and student meeting space, infrastructure, and support spaces.

(b) Central Corridor Transit Way Laboratory Mitigation 12,500,000

To design, construct, furnish, and equip the relocated biomedical nuclear magnetic resonance imaging facility and to mitigate impacts on other research laboratories associated with the construction of the Central Corridor light rail transit (CCLRT) line, the costs of which are not covered by the CCLRT project budget.

Subd. 4.

University Share

The appropriation for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) under subdivision 2 is intended to cover the entire cost of that project. The appropriation for the physics and nanotechnology building on the Twin Cities campus under subdivision 3, paragraph (a), is intended to cover approximately two-thirds of the cost, and the appropriation for Central Corridor transit way laboratory mitigation under subdivision 3, paragraph (b), is intended to cover approximately one-half of the cost. The remaining costs for those two projects must be paid from university sources.

Subd. 5.

Unspent Appropriations

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

Sec. 3.

MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 131,586,000

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

Subd. 2.

Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement

30,000,000

For the purposes specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046, including safety and statutory compliance, building envelope integrity, mechanical systems, and space restoration.

Subd. 3.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids

Fine Arts Building Renovation 5,357,000

To complete design and to renovate, furnish, and equip the Fine Arts classroom and lab building.

Subd. 4.

Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

Learning Resource and Student Services Renovation 10,566,000

To renovate, furnish, and equip existing space at the Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie campuses for a Library and Learning Resource Center and student services with an addition and new entrances at both campuses.

Subd. 5.

Metropolitan State University

Science Education Center 3,444,000

To design and acquire land for a Science Education Center.

Subd. 6.

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Livingston Lord Library and Information Technology Renovation 14,901,000

To complete design and to renovate, furnish, and equip Livingston Lord Library.

Subd. 7.

Normandale Community College

Academic Partnership Center and Student Services 21,984,000

To design, construct, furnish, and equip a new building for classrooms and offices and to design, construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of the Student Services Building.

Subd. 8.

NHED Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Virginia

Iron Range Engineering Program Facilities 3,000,000

To predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip an addition to and renovation of existing space for the Iron Range engineering program, including laboratory spaces, other learning spaces, and improvements to the entrance, and to acquire a privately owned housing facility on the campus.

Subd. 9.

St. Cloud State University

Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility 42,334,000

To complete design of and to construct, furnish, and equip an Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility on the campus of St. Cloud State University.

Subd. 10.

Debt Service

(a) The board shall pay the debt service on one-third of the principal amount of state bonds sold to finance projects authorized by this section, except for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR), under subdivision 2. After each sale of general obligation bonds, the commissioner of management and budget shall notify the board of the amounts assessed for each year for the life of the bonds.

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

Subd. 11.

Unspent Appropriations

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

(b) The unspent portion of an appropriation for a project in this section that is complete is available for HEAPR under this subdivision, at the same campus as the project for which the original appropriation was made and the debt service requirement under subdivision 10 is reduced accordingly. Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies from the date of the original appropriation to the unspent amount transferred.

Sec. 4.

MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES

$ 2,160,000
Asset Preservation

To the commissioner of administration for asset preservation on both campuses of the academies to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Sec. 5.

NATURAL RESOURCES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 103,450,000

To the commissioner of natural resources for the purposes specified in this section.

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

Subd. 2.

Natural Resources Asset Preservation

17,000,000

For the renovation of state-owned facilities and recreational assets operated by the commissioner of natural resources to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946. This appropriation includes money for emergency repair and rehabilitation of an elevator shaft in the Soudan Underground Mine and for renovation and rehabilitation of Saint Croix State Park.

Subd. 3.

Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants

50,000,000

(a) For the state share of flood hazard mitigation grants for publicly owned capital improvements to prevent or alleviate flood damage under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.161. Levee projects, to the extent practical, shall meet the state standard of three feet above the 100-year flood elevation.

(b) Project priorities shall be determined by the commissioner as appropriate, based on need.

(c) This appropriation includes money for the following county and municipal projects as prioritized by the commissioner: Ada, Afton, Albert Lea, Austin, Borup, Breckenridge, Clay County, Climax, Crookston, Delano, Felton, Garfield, Granite Falls, Halstad, Hendrum, Inver Grove Heights, Montevideo, Moorhead, Newport, Nielsville, Oakport Township, Oslo, Perley, Redwood Falls, Rushford, St. Paul, Shelly, and South St. Paul.

(d) This appropriation includes money for the following projects: Area II Minnesota River Basin; Brandt-Angus, Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District; Buffalo-Red Watershed District; Cedar River Watershed District; Climax and Nielsville, Sand Hill River Watershed District; Grand Marais, Red Lake Watershed District; Hay Creek-Norland, Roseau Watershed District; Manston Slough; North Ottawa, Bois de Sioux Watershed District; Red Path, Bois de Sioux Watershed District; Shell Rock River Watershed District; Shelly and Felton, Wild Rice Watershed District; Springbrook, Two Rivers Watershed District; and Turtle Creek Watershed District.

(e) This appropriation includes money for the following Wild Rice Watershed District projects:

(1) for property acquisitions originally approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for acquisition cost share and then later denied; and

(2) for river stability acquisitions.

(f) The appropriation for a project funded under paragraph (e), clause (1), is eligible for up to 100 percent state flood hazard mitigation funding for the acquisition and disposal of flood-damaged property.

(g) The match required for a project funded under paragraph (e), clause (2), is an amount equal to 50 percent.

(h) $3,000,000 of this appropriation is for the project in the city of Georgetown.

(i) Up to $16,500,000 of this appropriation is for the project in the city of Moorhead.

(j) This appropriation includes money for property acquisitions in Clay County with the local share not to exceed $1,000,000.

(k) Up to $6,000,000 of this appropriation is for the project in the city of Roseau.

(l) $1,000,000 of this appropriation is for the project in the city of New Ulm.

(m) For any project listed in this section that the commissioner determines is not ready to proceed or does not expend all the money allocated to it, the commissioner may allocate that project's money to a project on the commissioner's priority list.

(n) To the extent that the cost of a project exceeds two percent of the median household income in the municipality multiplied by the number of households in the municipality, this appropriation is also for the local share of the project.

Subd. 4.

Roads and Bridges

4,800,000

For design, reconstruction, resurfacing, replacement, and construction of state roads and bridges in forests, parks, trails, and wildlife management areas.

Subd. 5.

Lake Vermilion State Park Development

8,000,000

For predesign, design, and construction of infrastructure at Lake Vermilion State Park.

Subd. 6.

Groundwater Monitoring and Observation Wells

600,000

To install new groundwater level observation wells statewide to monitor and assess groundwater for water supply planning. This appropriation may also be used to seal existing obsolete monitoring wells that are no longer functional.

Subd. 7.

Coon Rapids Dam Renovation

16,000,000

To predesign, design, and construct the renovation of the Coon Rapids Dam to serve as a barrier to invasive fish. The commissioner may use a design-build method of project delivery. There is no local cost share.

Subd. 8.

State Trail Acquisition and Development

5,800,000

To acquire land for and to construct and renovate state trails under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015.

Subd. 9.

Lake Superior Campground Expansion

1,250,000

For a grant to the city of Two Harbors to design and construct an expansion of the Burlington Bay Campground.

Subd. 10.

Unspent Appropriations

The unspent portion of an appropriation, but not to exceed ten percent of the appropriation, for a project in this section that is complete, other than an appropriation for flood hazard mitigation, is available for asset preservation under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946. Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies from the date of the original appropriation to the unspent amount transferred for asset preservation.

Sec. 6.

POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 7,550,000

To the Pollution Control Agency for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Closed Landfill Cleanup

7,000,000

To the Pollution Control Agency to design and construct remedial systems and acquire land at landfills throughout the state in accordance with the closed landfill program under Minnesota Statutes, sections 115B.39 to 115B.42.

Subd. 3.

Capital Assistance Program

550,000

For a grant to the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Joint Powers Board to improve access to and to design, construct, furnish, and equip an expansion of the Pope/Douglas materials recovery facility located in Alexandria under the solid waste capital assistance grants program, Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, a nonstate contribution is not required.

Sec. 7.

BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 22,614,000

To the Board of Water and Soil Resources for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

RIM Conservation Reserve

20,000,000

(a) To acquire conservation easements from landowners to preserve, restore, create, and enhance wetlands; restore and enhance rivers and streams, riparian lands, and associated uplands in order to protect soil and water quality; support fish and wildlife habitat; reduce flood damage; and provide other public benefits. The provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, apply to this appropriation, except that the board may establish alternative payment rates for easements and practices to establish restored native prairies, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.02, subdivision 7, and to protect uplands. Of this appropriation, up to ten percent may be used to implement the program.

(b) The board is authorized to enter into new agreements and amend past agreements with landowners as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, subdivision 5, to allow for restoration, including overseeding and harvesting of native prairie vegetation for use for energy production in a manner that does not devalue the natural habitat, water quality benefits, or carbon sequestration functions of the area enrolled in the easement. This shall occur after seed production and minimize impacts on wildlife. Of this appropriation, up to five percent may be used for restoration, including overseeding. The board must submit to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over environment finance and capital investment an interim report on this program by October 1, 2011, and a final report by February 1, 2012.

Subd. 3.

Area II Minnesota River Basin

1,000,000

For grants to local governments in Area II of the Minnesota River Basin to acquire, design, and construct floodwater retention systems. A grant for a project is not available until the board determines that at least $1 has been committed to the project from nonstate sources for every $3 of state grant.

Subd. 4.

Grass Lake

1,614,000

To acquire conservation easements, reroute County Ditch 23A, construct water control structures, and plant vegetation in order to restore the Grass Lake prairie wetland basin adjacent to the city of Willmar in Kandiyohi County.

Sec. 8.

MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN

$ 4,000,000
Asset Preservation and Improvement

To the Minnesota Zoological Garden to design and construct capital asset preservation improvements and betterments to infrastructure and exhibits at the Minnesota Zoo in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Sec. 9.

ADMINISTRATION

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 10,980,000

To the commissioner of administration for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Capital Asset Preservation and Replacement Account (CAPRA)

2,830,000

To be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632.

Subd. 3.

Asset Preservation

8,150,000

For asset preservation predesign and design and projects on properties managed by the commissioner. Of this amount, up to $4,000,000 is for asset preservation of the State Capitol Building.

This appropriation must be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Sec. 10.

ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY

$ 5,659,000

To the commissioner of administration to predesign, design, construct, renovate, furnish, and equip certain existing state data center facilities and decommission certain other existing state data center facilities.

Sec. 11.

MILITARY AFFAIRS

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 5,605,000

To the adjutant general for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Asset Preservation

3,775,000

For asset preservation improvements and betterments of a capital nature at military affairs facilities statewide to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Subd. 3.

Camp Ripley State Education Complex

1,830,000

To predesign and design a state education complex addition to the existing Camp Ripley education center.

Sec. 12.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 8,700,000

To the commissioner of public safety for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Hennepin County Regional Communications Center

4,700,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a regional 911 emergency communications center in Hennepin County.

Subd. 3.

East Metro Fire Safety Training Center

3,000,000

For a grant to the city of Maplewood to acquire land, prepare a site including environmental work, predesign, design, and construct the East Metro Regional Public Safety Training Facility in Ramsey County, within the city of Maplewood.

Subd. 4.

Regional Public Safety Training Center; Scott County

1,000,000

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for a grant to Scott County to design, construct, furnish, and equip an expansion of the regional public safety training center in Scott County.

The appropriation is in addition to the appropriations in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 15, and Laws 2008, section 15, subdivision 7, and is not available until the commissioner determines that an equal amount has been committed to the project from nonstate sources. Amounts committed to this project from nonstate sources since June 2, 2006, may be counted for the nonstate match.

Sec. 13.

TRANSPORTATION

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 55,900,000

To the commissioner of transportation for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Local Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation

33,000,000

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund to match federal money and replace or rehabilitate local deficient bridges as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50. To the extent practicable, the commissioner shall expend the funds as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, subdivisions 6c and 7, paragraph (c). Political subdivisions may use grants made under this subdivision to construct or reconstruct bridges, including but not limited to:

(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 economical than replacement of the existing bridge.

Subd. 3.

Local Road Improvement Fund Grants

10,000,000

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

Subd. 4.

Railroad Warning Devices Replacement

3,000,000

To design, construct, and equip the replacement of statewide active highway railroad grade crossing warning safety devices.

Subd. 5.

Greater Minnesota Transit

2,500,000

For capital assistance for publicly owned greater Minnesota transit systems to be used for transit capital facilities under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24, subdivision 3c. Money from this appropriation may be used to pay up to 80 percent of the nonfederal share of these facilities.

Subd. 6.

Port Development Assistance

3,000,000

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

Subd. 7.

Airport Infrastructure

3,700,000

For capital assistance grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305, to rehabilitate and modernize deteriorated runway pavement at publicly owned airports.

For any airport project where only state and local money is to be used, money from this appropriation may be used to pay the local contribution required by Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305, subdivision 4, in addition to the other project costs.

For any airport project where federal, state, and local money is to be used, money from this appropriation shall be used only to pay the local contribution required by Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305, subdivision 4.

Subd. 8.

Rail Service Improvement - St. Louis Park Noise Barrier

700,000

For a grant to the city of St. Louis Park to predesign, design, construct, and install noise mitigation barriers associated with route changes for freight rail.

Sec. 14.

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 25,000,000

To the Metropolitan Council for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Transit Capital Improvement Program

20,000,000

To the Metropolitan Council or for the Council to grant to Anoka County Regional Railroad Authority, Dakota County, Dakota County Regional Railroad Authority, Hennepin County, Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority, Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority, or Washington County Regional Railroad Authority to perform environmental studies, preliminary engineering, acquire property or an interest in property, design or construct transitway facilities and infrastructure, including roadways, for the following transitway projects: Northstar Ramsey station, Gateway (I-94 East) corridor, Minneapolis Interchange facility, Red Rock corridor, Newport park-and-ride and station, Rush Line corridor, Robert Street corridor, 35W South Bus Rapid Transit, and Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit.

Subd. 3.

Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails Capital Improvements

5,000,000

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

Sec. 15.

HUMAN SERVICES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 13,900,000

To the commissioner of administration, or another named agency, for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Asset Preservation

4,700,000

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

Subd. 3.

Early Childhood Learning and Child Protection Facilities

1,900,000

For grants to construct and renovate facilities for programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 256E.37.

Subd. 4.

Minnesota Sex Offender Program Treatment Facilities - St. Peter

7,000,000

To design, renovate, furnish, and equip the Shantz Building on the St. Peter campus to include security systems, windows and doors, mechanical and electrical systems, HVAC systems, building lighting, fire/life safety systems, hazardous materials abatement, code and licensure requirements, and other upgrades as required.

Subd. 5.

Remembering with Dignity

300,000

For grave markers or memorial monuments for unmarked graves on public land of deceased residents of state hospitals or regional treatment centers.

Sec. 16.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

$ 2,300,000
Asset Preservation

To the commissioner of administration for asset preservation improvements and betterments of a capital nature at veterans homes statewide, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

If all or part of the sewer line and related improvements serving the veterans home in Hastings is sold or transferred to the city of Hastings, up to $720,000 of this appropriation may be granted to the city of Hastings for repair and replacement of the lines and related improvements.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.281 to 16B.287 or section 16C.23, or any other law, administrative rule, or commissioner's order to the contrary, the commissioner of administration, upon the recommendation of the commissioner of veterans affairs, may convey to the city of Hastings for no consideration all or part of the sewer line and related improvements serving the veterans home in Hastings. The conveyance shall be in a form approved by the attorney general and otherwise subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.

Sec. 17.

CORRECTIONS

$ 19,000,000

Asset Preservation

To the commissioner of administration for improvements and betterments of a capital nature at Minnesota correctional facilities statewide, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Sec. 18.

EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 25,450,000

To the commissioner of employment and economic development for the purposes specified in this section.

Subd. 2.

Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program

4,000,000

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.431.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.431, the city of Thief River Falls is not required to provide a match.

Subd. 3.

Innovative Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program

5,000,000

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.435.

Subd. 4.

Bloomington - Lindau Lane Corridor

15,450,000

For a grant to the city of Bloomington to complete streets and make safety improvements within the Lindau Lane corridor, including a safety improvement to the access from Trunk Highway 77 to Lindau Lane, grade separation on Lindau Lane at 21st Avenue, extending Lindau Lane from 24th Avenue to 30th Avenue, completion of 30th Avenue from American Boulevard to East Old Shakopee Road, and Lindau Lane pedestrian and bike improvements from 30th Avenue to 31st Avenue.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner determines that a match of at least 2:1 (nonstate:state) has been committed to the project from nonstate sources.

Subd. 5.

Hennepin County - Minnesota African American History Museum and Cultural Center

1,000,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of an historic mansion for the Minnesota African American History Museum and Cultural Center in Minneapolis.

This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed to the project from nonstate sources.

Sec. 19.

PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY

$ 20,000,000
Wastewater Infrastructure Funding Program

To the Public Facilities Authority for grants to eligible municipalities under the wastewater infrastructure funding program under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072.

Up to $1,000,000 of this appropriation is for a grant to the city of Albert Lea to design, construct, and equip water and sewer utilities in the area of Broadway Avenue and Main Street. This project may include demolition of deteriorating concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and streets above the utilities, and the construction costs to replace and rehabilitate the infrastructure.

Sec. 20.

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Asset Preservation $ 1,900,000

To the Minnesota Historical Society for capital improvements and betterments at state historic sites, buildings, landscaping at historic buildings, exhibits, markers, and monuments, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. The society shall determine project priorities as appropriate based on need.

Sec. 21.

BOND SALE EXPENSES

$ 553,000

To the commissioner of management and budget for bond sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641, subdivision 8.

Sec. 22.

BOND SALE SCHEDULE.

The commissioner of management and budget shall schedule the sale of state general obligation bonds so that, during the biennium ending June 30, 2013, no more than $1,200,858,000 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 management and budget shall calculate the amount of debt service payments needed on bonds previously issued and shall estimate the amount of debt service payments that will be needed on the bonds scheduled to be sold. The commissioner shall adjust the amount of bonds scheduled to be sold so as to remain within the limit set by this section. The amount needed to make the debt service payments is appropriated from the general fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641.

Sec. 23.

BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.

Subdivision 1.

Bond proceeds fund.

To provide the money appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $512,140,000 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 bond proceeds account.

To provide the money appropriated in this act from the state transportation fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $43,000,000 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. 24.

BOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS REDUCED; CANCELLATION.

(a) $22,000,000 appropriated in Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 16, as amended by Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 58, and Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 30, for a new Minnesota Planetarium in Minneapolis, is canceled. The bond sale authorization in Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 28, subdivision 1, is reduced by $22,000,000.

(b) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 27, subdivision 1, is reduced by $3,500,000.

(c) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 26, subdivision 1, is reduced by $353,880,000.

(d) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 26, subdivision 2, is reduced by $5,780,000.

(e) The bond sale authorization in Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 26, subdivision 4, is reduced by $6,500,000.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.641, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:

Subd. 4a.

Negotiated sales; temporary authority.

Notwithstanding the public sale requirements of subdivision 4 and section 16A.66, subdivision 2, from June 1, 2009, until June 30, 2011 2013, the commissioner may sell bonds, including refunding bonds, at negotiated sale.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.641, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Credit of proceeds.

(a) Proceeds of bonds issued under each law must be credited by the commissioner to a special fund, as provided in this subdivision.

(b) Accrued interest and any premium received on sale of the bonds must be credited to the state bond fund created by the Constitution, article XI, section 7. Any premium received on the sale of the bonds on or prior to December 1, 2012, must be credited to the state bond fund. Any premium received on the sale of the bonds after December 1, 2012, must be credited to either the bond proceeds fund where it is used to reduce the par amount of the bonds issued or the state bond fund.

(c) Except as otherwise provided by law, proceeds of state bonds issued under the Constitution, article XI, section 5, clause (a), must be credited to the bond proceeds fund established by section 16A.631.

(d) Proceeds of state highway bonds must be credited to the trunk highway fund under the Constitution, article XIV, section 6.

(e) Proceeds of bonds issued for programs of grants or loans to political subdivisions must be credited to special accounts in the bond proceeds fund or to special funds established by laws stating the purposes of the grants or loans, and the standards and criteria under which an executive agency is authorized to make them.

(f) Proceeds of refunding bonds must be credited to the state bond fund as provided in section 16A.66, subdivision 1.

(g) Proceeds of other bonds must be credited as provided in the law authorizing their issuance.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.642, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Cancellation.

(a) If the commissioner determines that the purposes for which general obligation bonds of the state have been issued or for which general fund monies were appropriated are accomplished or abandoned, after consultation with the affected agencies, and there is a remaining authorization or appropriation for a specific project of $500 or less, the commissioner may cancel the remaining authorization or appropriation for that project.

(b) If a premium received on the sale of bonds is credited to the bond proceeds fund, pursuant to section 16A.641, subdivision 7, paragraph (b), the corresponding bond authorization to which the premium is attributable must be reduced accordingly by the commissioner.

(c) The commissioner must notify the chairs of the senate Finance Committee and the house of representatives Capital Investment Committee of any bond authorizations or general fund appropriations canceled under this subdivision.

Sec. 28.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 7, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 2007, chapter 122, section 4, and Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 59, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants

25,000,000

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

The commissioner shall determine project priorities as appropriate, based on need.

This appropriation includes money for the following projects:

(a) Austin

(b) Albert Lea

(c) Browns Valley

(d) Crookston

(e) Canisteo Mine

(f) Delano

(g) East Grand Forks

(h) Golden Valley

(i) Grand Marais Creek

(j) Granite Falls

(k) Inver Grove Heights

(l) Manston Slough

(m) Oakport Township

(n) Riverton Township

(o) Roseau

(p) Shell Rock Watershed District

(q) St. Vincent

(r) Wild Rice River Watershed District

For any project listed in this subdivision that the commissioner determines is not ready to proceed or does not expend all the money allocated to it, the commissioner may allocate that project's money to a project on the commissioner's priority list.

To the extent that the cost of a project in Ada, Breckenridge, Browns Valley, Crookston, Dawson, East Grand Forks, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Oakport Township, Roseau, St. Vincent, or Warren exceeds two percent of the median household income in the municipality multiplied by the number of households in the municipality, this appropriation is also for the local share of the project. The local share for the St. Vincent dike may not exceed $30,000.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds in this subdivision are available until June 30, 2014.

Sec. 29.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 16, subdivision 5, as amended by, Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 63, and Laws 2008, chapter 365, section 14, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Northeast Minnesota rail initiative

1,300,000

For a grant to St. Louis County to renovate the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Duluth Depot) and for preliminary engineering and environmental studies relating to construction of the rail line, railway stations, park-and-ride lots, and other railroad appurtenances necessary to facilitate the return of intercity and commuter/passenger rail service within Duluth and the Duluth/Twin Cities rail corridor. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond authorization and the appropriation of bond proceeds for this project are available until December 31, 2012.

Sec. 30.

Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 17, subdivision 8, as amended by Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 64, is amended to read:

Subd. 8.

Metropolitan Regional Parks Capital Improvements

35,362,000

For the cost of improvements and betterments of a capital nature and acquisition by the council and local government units of regional recreational open-space lands in accordance with the council's policy plan as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.147. Priority must be given to park rehabilitation and land acquisition projects.

$300,000 is for a grant to the city of Bloomington to renovate for environmental analysis and review, design, and construction of a multimodal trail connection across or through Long Meadow Lake in the vicinity of the old Cedar Avenue bridge and for development of a segment of the Minnesota Valley State Trail from Fort Snelling State Park to the Long Meadow Lake crossing to serve as a hiking and bicycling trail connection.

$6,000,000 is for a grant to the county of Dakota to acquire land for a regional park and wildlife area adjacent to the Vermillion Highlands Research, Recreation, and Wildlife Management Area in Dakota County.

$1,800,000 is for a grant to the city of Minneapolis to complete land acquisition for and construction of the Cedar Lake Trail.

$3,500,000 is for a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to design, construct, furnish, and equip a new cultural and community center in the East Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis.

$250,000 is for a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to predesign completion of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway by providing a link between northeast Minneapolis on Stinson Avenue and Southeast Minneapolis at East River Road.

$2,500,000 is for a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to mitigate flooding at Lake of the Isles in the city of Minneapolis. The grant must be used for shoreline stabilization and restoration, dredging, wetland replacement, and other infrastructure improvements necessary to deal with the 1997 flood damage and to prevent future flooding.

$321,000 is for a grant to Ramsey County to construct a bicycle and pedestrian trail on the north side of Lower Afton Road between Century Avenue and McKnight Road in the city of Maplewood. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources.

$9,000,000 is for a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign, design, construct, furnish, equip, and redevelop infrastructure at the Como Zoo.

$2,500,000 is for a grant to the city of St. Paul to acquire land for and to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip river park development and redevelopment infrastructure in National Great River Park along the Mississippi River in St. Paul.

$2,000,000 is for a grant to the city of South St. Paul for the closure, capping, and remediation of approximately 80 acres of the Port Crosby construction and demolition debris landfill in South St. Paul, as the fifth phase of converting the land into parkland, and to restore approximately 80 acres of riverfront land along the Mississippi River.

$191,000 is for a grant to the city of White Bear Lake to construct the Lake Avenue Regional Trail connecting Highway 96 Regional Trail with Ramsey Beach.

Sec. 31.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 15, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

Subd. 8.

Southeastern Minnesota Regional Public Safety Training Center

3,655,000 2,955,000

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for a grant to Olmsted County to acquire land for, and to design, construct, furnish, and equip the Southeastern Minnesota Regional Public Safety Training Center in Olmsted County. The facility must include, but is not limited to, a live burn training simulator, a driving range, and a weapons training facility.

This appropriation or any portion of it is not available until when the commissioner has determined that at least an equal amount has been committed it has been matched, dollar-for-dollar, from nonstate sources. The county's expenditures made on or after December 27, 2007, for this project shall count towards the match for nonstate sources.

Sec. 32.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 18, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Systemwide Campus Redevelopment, Reuse, or Demolition

3,400,000

To demolish surplus, nonfunctional, or deteriorated facilities and infrastructure or to renovate surplus, nonfunctional, or deteriorated facilities and infrastructure at Department of Human Services campuses. These projects must facilitate the redevelopment or reuse of these campuses consistent with redevelopment plan concepts developed and approved under Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 14, article 6, section 64, subdivision 2. If a surplus campus is sold or transferred to a local unit of government, unspent portions of this appropriation may be granted to that local unit of government for the purposes stated in this subdivision.

Up to $400,000 $125,000 is for preparation and site development, including demolition of buildings and infrastructure, to implement the redevelopment and reuse of the Ah Gwah Ching Regional Treatment Center. This amount may be granted to Cass County for the purposes stated in this subdivision. If the campus is sold or transferred by Cass County to a local unit of government the city of Walker, unspent portions of this appropriation may be granted to that local unit of government the city of Walker for the purposes stated in this subdivision.

Sec. 33.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 18, subdivision 6, as amended by Laws 2010, chapter 399, section 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Hennepin County Medical Center

820,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip an outpatient clinic and a health education facility at Hennepin County Medical Center that includes teaching clinics and an education center.

Sec. 34.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 19, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Minneapolis Veterans Home Campus

Building 17 HVAC Replacement 3,955,000 1,155,000

To replace the sections of the campus-wide heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that serve Building 17. To predesign, design, and construct improvements to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting systems and associated areas serving the south wing of Building 17.

Sec. 35.

Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 24, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

County and Local Preservation Grants

2,000,000

To be allocated to county and local jurisdictions as matching money for historic preservation projects of a capital nature, as provided in new Minnesota Statutes, section 138.0525. This appropriation includes money for grants to the city of Hokah to renovate the Hokah City Hall building; and the Houston County Historical Society to renovate existing space and to predesign, design, and construct an addition to the Houston County Historical Society building located in the city of Caledonia. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 138.0525, the city of Hokah is not required to provide a match.

$100,000 is for a grant to the city of Wells to renovate the historic Wells Train Depot. No match is required for this grant.

Sec. 36.

Laws 2008, chapter 365, section 4, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 58, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Old Cedar Avenue Bridge

2,000,000

For a grant to the city of Bloomington to renovate for environmental analysis and review, design, and construction of a multimodal trail connection across or through Long Meadow Lake in the vicinity of the old Cedar Avenue Bridge and for development of a segment of the Minnesota Valley State Trail from Fort Snelling State Park to the Long Meadow Lake crossing for bicycle commuters and recreational users. This appropriation is added to the appropriation in Laws 2006, chapter 258, section 17, subdivision 8.

Sec. 37.

Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 14, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Veterans Cemeteries

1,500,000

Of this amount, up to $500,000 is to acquire land located in Redwood County southeastern, southwestern, and northeastern Minnesota for publicly owned veterans cemeteries, to be operated by the commissioner of veterans affairs. The commissioner also must seek donations of land for the cemeteries. The balance of the appropriation is to predesign and design the cemeteries. Federal reimbursement of design costs for each cemetery must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a special account and is appropriated to the commissioner of veterans affairs to design the remaining cemeteries. Following completion of all legislatively authorized Minnesota state veterans cemeteries, final federal reimbursement of predesign and design costs is appropriated to the commissioner for asset preservation of veterans homes statewide, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Sec. 38.

Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 22, the effective date, is amended to read:

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment and expires July 1, 2011 2013.

Sec. 39.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 6, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Alpha Building Demolition

755,000 265,500

To demolish the Alpha Building.

Sec. 40.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 6, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Storage and Maintenance Building

129,000 618,500

To design, construct, and equip a storage and maintenance building on the site of the demolished Alpha Building.

Sec. 41.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 7, subdivision 19, is amended to read:

Subd. 19.

Trail Connections

3,292,000

For matching grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019, subdivision 4c.

$55,000 is for a grant to Carlton County to make safety improvements on the Soo Line Trail in Moose Lake, including restoring decking, railings, and approaches of the trestles on the trail.

$512,000 is for a grant to the city of Granite Falls to renovate the Roebling suspension pedestrian bridge over the Minnesota River in Granite Falls.

$175,000 is for a grant to the city of Hibbing to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, and resurface the Carey Lake Bike Trail which follows 25th Street (Dupont Road) east to the Carey Lake Park in Hibbing, St. Louis County.

$1,000,000 is for a grant to the city of Rochester to acquire the DM&E Pine Island spur right-of-way to connect to the Douglas State Trail.

$800,000 is for a grant to the Rocori Trail Board to acquire, design, and construct phase 1 of the Rocori Trail, from Richmond to the east side of the Sauk River into Cold Spring, connecting the Glacial Lakes State Trail to the Beaver Island Trail and Lake Wobegon Trail. No matching funds are required for this grant.

$250,000 is for a grant to Stearns County to develop the 26-mile Dairyland Trail connecting to the Lake Wobegon Trail.

$500,000 is for a grant to the city of Walker for phases 2 and 3 of the Shingobee Trail Connection to the Paul Bunyan State Trail.

For any project listed in this subdivision that the commissioner determines is not ready to proceed, the commissioner may allocate that project's money to another trail connection project in this subdivision. The chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources and legislators from the affected legislative districts must be notified of any changes.

Sec. 42.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 7, subdivision 20, is amended to read:

Subd. 20.

St. Mathias Trail Paving - Fort Ripley

50,000

For a grant to the city of Fort Ripley township of St. Mathias to pave a trail in St. Mathias Park.

Sec. 43.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 7, subdivision 22, is amended to read:

Subd. 22.

Fort Snelling Upper Bluff

1,200,000

For a grant to Hennepin County to conduct emergency building stabilization at Fort Snelling Upper Bluff. This appropriation may also be used for all work necessary to rehabilitate buildings and sites for occupancy and use. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget has determined that Hennepin County has entered into appropriate agreements to use Sentence to Serve labor for the project that will train the Sentence to Serve laborers in the skills needed for the work.

Sec. 44.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 14, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

State Emergency Operations Center

2,250,000

To the commissioner of administration to predesign and design a new state emergency operations center in Arden Hills.

The commissioner of administration must consult with the commissioner of public safety in the predesign and design. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has reported to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over public safety policy and finance, capital investment, finance, and ways and means, how the Arden Hills site will be adequately accessible in the event of a disaster that adversely affects major transportation corridors.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.31, subdivision 5, the commissioner of administration, at the request of the commissioner of public safety, may acquire land, utility and road easements, and any other necessary right of access or use from the federal government or other applicable parties for the state emergency operations center proposed to be located in Arden Hills.

Sec. 45.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 16, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails Capital Improvements

(a) Metropolitan Council Priorities 10,500,000

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

(b) Como Zoo 11,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip phase 2 renovation of exhibits at the Como Zoo.

(d) Old Cedar Avenue Bridge 2,000,000
1,000,000

For a grant to the city of Bloomington to renovate for environmental analysis and review, design, and construction of a multimodal trail connection across or through Long Meadow Lake in the vicinity of the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge and for development of a segment of the Minnesota Valley State Trail from Fort Snelling State Park to the Long Meadow Lake crossing for bicycle commuters and recreational users. The city of Bloomington must consult with the city of Eagan and Dakota County on the renovation.

This appropriation is added to the appropriation in Laws 2008, chapter 365, section 4, subdivision 3, as amended by this act.

(f) Rock Island Bridge Park and Trail Development 1,000,000

For a grant to the city of Inver Grove Heights for park and trail development on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Dakota County at the site of Mississippi River Bridge JAR 5600, commonly known as the Rock Island Bridge. Any park or trails developed with this appropriation must connect with any local, regional, or state trails in the vicinity, and the historic Rock Island Bridge.

(i) Veterans Memorial Parks 2,000,000

For a grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to: (1) design and construct an appropriate monument in Sheridan Veterans Memorial Park on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis to memorialize the war service of Minnesota veterans of all wars; and (2) match money provided by Hennepin County to restore the flagpole monument and plaza, and make other infrastructure improvements of a capital nature for the Veterans of World War I Victory Memorial Parkway, consistent with Hennepin County's planned infrastructure improvements.

Sec. 46.

Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 19, subdivision 4, as amended by Laws 2010, chapter 399, section 8, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Minneapolis Veterans Home

9,450,000 12,250,000

To predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip the renovation of building 16 to accommodate a domiciliary program, demolish the north wing of building 17, predesign a new building 17, and design, construct, furnish, and equip the north wing of the new building 17, including site improvements and amenities for building and program support.

Sec. 47.

Laws 2010, chapter 333, article 2, section 23, is amended to read:

Sec. 23.

PLANNING NEW VETERANS CEMETERIES.

(a) The commissioner of veterans affairs shall determine a suitable site and plan for three new state veterans cemeteries, one to be located in northeastern Minnesota, one to be located in southeastern Minnesota, and one to be located in southwestern Minnesota. In determining the site for a cemetery, the commissioner shall consider available public land options and shall seek proposals for donated land from interested counties, local communities, civic organizations, veterans service organizations, and individuals.

(b) For determining the veterans cemetery site in southeastern Minnesota, the commissioner shall give priority consideration to land owned and proposed for donation by the county of Fillmore.

(c) The commissioner's planning process for a state veterans cemetery must include, at a minimum, the following actions:

(1) determining the need for the cemetery;

(2) investigating the availability of suitable land for the cemetery;

(3) assessment of impacts of the cemetery;

(4) encouragement of support from veteran service organizations and local governments; and

(5) preparation and submission of a preapplication for a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for commitment of funding for establishing the cemetery.

(d) By January 15, 2011, the commissioner shall report to the chair and ranking minority member of the house of representatives and senate committees having responsibility for veterans affairs with a report of the commissioner's progress in implementing this section.

Sec. 48.

Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 9, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Dam Renovation and Removal

$ 1,000,000

To provide cost share for the renovation or removal of publicly owned dams and for publicly owned streambed restoration adjacent thereto in the DR-1941 area under Minnesota Statutes, sections 103G.511 and 103G.515.

Sec. 49.

ACQUISITION OF EASEMENT; MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IN FARIBAULT.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.31, subdivision 5, the commissioner of administration may acquire an easement for utility and access purposes to serve the Minnesota correctional facility in the city of Faribault by any of the acquisition methods permitted by that subdivision even in the absence of a specific appropriation to the commissioner to acquire the easement.

Sec. 50.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor July 20, 2011

Signed by the governor July 20, 2011, 9:10 a.m.