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                            CHAPTER 463-H.F.No. 3273 
                  An act relating to public administration; authorizing 
                  spending to acquire and to better public land and 
                  buildings and other public improvements of a capital 
                  nature with certain conditions; authorizing issuance 
                  of bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1994, sections 16A.632, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 16A.641, subdivision 8; 16A.695, by 
                  adding a subdivision; 16B.24, subdivisions 6 and 6a; 
                  41B.19, subdivision 1; 41B.195; 124C.73, subdivision 
                  1; 134.45, subdivisions 5 and 6; 135A.046; 268.917; 
                  and 475.58, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1995 Supplement, sections 16A.28, subdivision 
                  5; 16B.335, subdivision 1; 240A.09; 473.894, 
                  subdivision 11; and 473.901, subdivision 1; Laws 1990, 
                  chapter 535, section 3, subdivision 3; Laws 1994, 
                  chapter 643, section 11, subdivision 11, as amended; 
                  section 19, subdivision 8, as amended; section 21, 
                  subdivision 4, as amended; section 23, subdivision 20; 
                  section 27, subdivision 2; section 35, subdivision 3; 
                  and section 79, subdivision 8; Laws 1995, First 
                  Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 13; 
                  proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
                  chapters 268 and 446A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 
                  1994, sections 15.50, subdivision 5; 116.162, as 
                  amended; and 446A.071, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 
                  and 8; Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
                  446A.071, subdivision 2; Laws 1994, chapter 643, 
                  section 24, subdivision 3. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
        Section 1.  [CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums in the column under "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the bond proceeds fund, or another named fund, 
        to the state agencies or officials indicated, to be spent to 
        acquire and to better public land and buildings and other public 
        improvements of a capital nature, as specified in this act. 
                                    SUMMARY 
        MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES        $   93,931,000
        UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA                              93,804,000
        CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING                     19,100,000
        CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION                             6,879,000
        RESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES AT FARIBAULT                    2,373,000
        NATURAL RESOURCES                                    39,676,000
        OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE                    3,000,000
        POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY                              3,550,000
        PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY                          22,100,000
        BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES                    14,750,000
        AGRICULTURE                                          41,275,000
        ADMINISTRATION                                       48,485,000
        AMATEUR SPORTS COMMISSION                            21,600,000
        MILITARY AFFAIRS                                      1,120,000
        CORRECTIONS                                          94,154,000
        HUMAN SERVICES                                        8,807,000
        VETERANS HOMES BOARD                                    740,000
        TRANSPORTATION                                       49,639,000
        HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY                                3,500,000 
        ECONOMIC SECURITY                                     3,500,000 
        MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY                          5,950,000 
        PUBLIC SERVICE                                        4,000,000
        GRANTS TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS                     69,410,000
        BOND SALE EXPENSES                                      608,000
        TOTAL                                            $  651,951,000
        Bond Proceeds Fund                                  597,110,000
        Transportation Fund                                  10,000,000
        Trunk Highway Fund                                   36,053,000
        General Fund                                          8,253,000
        Highway User Tax Distribution Fund                      535,000
                                                         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                                      93,931,000
        Subd. 2.  The board of trustees is 
        requested to conduct a thorough 
        evaluation of all buildings under its 
        jurisdiction to determine the condition 
        and the repair and betterment 
        requirements.  The evaluation shall 
        include a review of the energy 
        efficiency of all major building 
        systems.  The information should be 
        compiled for each campus and summarized 
        for the entire system.  
        Subd. 3.  Higher Education Asset 
        Preservation and Replacement                         16,000,000 
        To be spent in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046.  
        This appropriation may not be spent for 
        renewal.  
        Subd. 4.  Alexandria Technical College 
        The board may use up to $300,000 in 
        revenue bonds under Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 136A.25 to 136A.42, to 
        construct parking facilities for 
        independent school district No. 206 and 
        the technical college to settle land 
        acquisition issues resulting from the 
        merger.  The parking facilities may be 
        located on land owned by the school 
        district.  Debt service on the revenue 
        bonds must be paid with parking fees 
        and other charges.  The board may also 
        use money from other sources to pay for 
        the construction of the facilities. 
        Subd. 5.  Anoka Hennepin Technical College 
        The board of trustees of the Minnesota 
        state colleges and universities may 
        acquire the aviation management 
        facility and corresponding real 
        property leased for use by the Anoka 
        Hennepin technical college at the Anoka 
        county airport, according to the terms 
        of the existing lease-purchase 
        agreement. 
        Subd. 6.  Anoka Ramsey Community College 
        (a) Addition and Remodeling                         10,430,000
        Design, construct, furnish, and equip 
        an addition and remodel existing space 
        to provide classrooms, a learning 
        resource center, computer labs, a 
        developmental learning center, science 
        labs, nursing and student services 
        facilities, offices, and a campus 
        center. 
        (b) Design and construct a replacement
        energy plant and service elevator                    4,510,000
        Subd. 7.  Fond du Lac Community College              3,600,000
        Construct a residence facility that 
        provides cultural education experiences 
        for Indian students to meet the 
        statutory requirement that the campus 
        serve statewide Indian needs.  
        Subd. 8.  Hibbing Community and
        Technical Colleges                                    4,500,000
        Construct additions and install related 
        electrical and mechanical utilities at 
        the community college site to prepare 
        for collocation of programs.* (The 
        preceding subdivision was vetoed by the 
        governor.) 
        Subd. 9.  Hutchinson Technical 
        College                                               2,000,000 
        Design and construct a heating, 
        ventilation, and air conditioning 
        system. 
        Subd. 10.  Itasca Community College             
        The board may use up to $600,000 in 
        revenue bonds under Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 136A.25 to 136A.42, toward the 
        purchase of Wannigan Residence Hall.  
        The balance of the purchase price must 
        come from nonstate sources or from a 
        grant from a state agency.  The board 
        may not provide a grant. 
        Subd. 11.  Mankato State University  
        (a) Construct a hazardous 
        waste facility                                          270,000
        (b) Construct a chiller 
        plant addition                                        1,050,000
        Subd. 12.  Mesabi Community  
        College                                               1,230,000 
        Design and construct improvements for 
        code compliance and life safety; 
        telecommunications upgrades; 
        mechanical, heating, venting, and air 
        conditioning improvements; and 
        electrical upgrading. 
        Subd. 13.  Metropolitan State University,
        Minneapolis Region Campus                                      
        In selecting a site for Metro State 
        University, west metropolitan 
        Minneapolis region campus, it is the 
        intent of the legislature that the 
        board of trustees determine how best to 
        improve the delivery of comprehensive, 
        quality educational programs.  The 
        board shall seek input from the 
        communities, business interests, 
        elected officials, and other interested 
        parties, including the University of 
        Minnesota.  Priority shall be given to 
        sites that are under the authority of 
        the board, including consideration of 
        consolidating the Metro State programs 
        with other Minnesota state college and 
        university campuses to form a fully 
        integrated and consolidated campus 
        under a single administration.  The 
        board shall report its recommendations 
        to the 1997 legislature.  The board 
        must not enter into any agreements 
        regarding the lease or purchase of a 
        site until the site has been approved 
        in law. 
        Subd. 14.  Metropolitan State University, 
        St. Paul Region Campus                                  
        (a) Acquire Land Adjacent to the Campus               1,600,000
        (b) Power Plant Annex, Building C                     1,200,000
        Construct campus loading dock, Seventh 
        Street entrance and handicapped access, 
        site development, landscaping, and 
        lighting. 
        (c) Library                                             200,000
        Design a library for the St. Paul 
        campus.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by an equal amount from 
        nonstate sources.* (The preceding 
        subdivision was vetoed by the governor.)
        Subd. 15.  Minneapolis Community 
        College                                               4,330,000 
        Design and construct modifications to 
        the air handling system and fire alarm 
        system, replace temperature control 
        system, air handling units, and 
        chillers.  
        Subd. 16.  Moorhead State   
        University                                             
        (a) Acquire land within the 
        campus boundaries                                     1,400,000
        (b) Construct a storm water drainage
        system for the campus                                 1,800,000
        Subd. 17.  North Hennepin   
        Community College                                     3,846,000 
        Design, remodel, construct, furnish, 
        and equip phase 2 of the learning 
        resource center. 
        Subd. 18.  Staples Technical
        College                                                 225,000
        Design and prepare contract documents 
        for replacement classrooms on the west 
        campus. 
        Subd. 19.  St. Cloud State  
        University Library                                   29,500,000
        Construct, furnish, and equip a new 
        library. 
        Subd. 20.  Vermilion Community
        College                                               1,890,000 
        Design and construct improvements for 
        code compliance, telecommunications 
        upgrade, mechanical upgrades, heating, 
        ventilation, and air conditioning 
        improvements, and electrical 
        modifications. 
        Subd. 21.  Willmar Technical
        College                                               2,150,000 
        Construct major modifications to the 
        heating, ventilation, and air 
        conditioning systems, install a 
        sprinkler system and telecommunications 
        cable trays. 
        Subd. 22.  Winona State     
        University                                            2,200,000 
        Construct a chiller plant addition. 
        Subd. 23.  Debt Service
        (a) The board shall pay one-third of 
        the debt service on state bonds sold to 
        finance projects authorized by 
        subdivisions 6, item (a); 7; 8; 14; 16, 
        item (a); 17; 18; and 19.  After each 
        sale of general obligation bonds, the 
        commissioner of finance shall notify 
        the board of the amounts assessed for 
        each year for the life of the bonds. 
        (b) The commissioner 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 
        finance by December 1 each year.  If 
        the board fails to make a payment when 
        due, the commissioner of finance 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 finance 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. 
        Sec. 3.  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 
        Subdivision 1.  To the board of regents 
        of the University of Minnesota for the 
        purposes specified in this section                   93,804,000
        Subd. 2.  Higher Education Asset 
        Preservation and Replacement                         12,000,000
        To be spent in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 135A.046.  
        This appropriation may not be spent for 
        renewal.  
        The commissioner of finance shall not 
        release the appropriation in this 
        subdivision until the University of 
        Minnesota has provided to the 
        commissioner a list of buildings that 
        will be decommissioned. 
        Subd. 3.  Facility Renewal                            6,200,000
        Renovate existing classrooms and 
        instructional spaces.  
        The commissioner of finance shall not 
        release the appropriation in this 
        subdivision until the University of 
        Minnesota has provided to the 
        commissioner a list of buildings that 
        will be decommissioned. 
        Subd. 4.  Crookston                                   3,050,000 
        Design, construct, furnish, and equip a 
        controlled-environment science facility 
        and construct a connecting road. 
        Subd. 5.  Duluth                                      1,430,000 
        Design a library. 
        Subd. 6.  Morris                                      
        (a) Renovate Humanities and Fine
        Arts Building                                         2,300,000
        (b) Science Building                                  2,720,000
        Design a science laboratory addition, 
        student support facilities, power plant 
        addition, and physical education 
        addition. 
        Subd. 7.  Twin Cities      
        (a) Architecture Renovation                           9,000,000
        Design, renovate, furnish, and equip 
        the architecture building. 
        (b) Haecker Hall Renovation                          12,000,000
        Design, renovate, furnish, and equip 
        Haecker Hall and related space. 
        (c) Magnetic Resonance Research
        Building                                              3,500,000
        Design, construct, furnish, and equip a 
        new magnetic resonance research 
        building. 
        (d) Minnesota Library Access
        Center                                               38,500,000
        Construct, furnish, and equip the 
        Minnesota library access center to 
        house the university's archives and 
        special collections, immigration 
        history research center documents and 
        collections, to store less frequently 
        used library materials for state 
        university, private college, city, 
        county, and regional libraries in the 
        state, and to house Minitex services. 
        (e) Molecular and Cellular
        Therapeutics Facility Remodeling                      3,000,000
        Remodel and equip the molecular and 
        cellular therapeutics facility, 
        including the modification of 
        utilities, air filtration, and 
        distribution systems, to accommodate 
        new research programs. 
        Subd. 8.  Willmar Poultry 
        Testing Laboratory                                      104,000
        Pay the difference in an exchange of 
        land and facilities for the poultry 
        testing laboratory in Willmar.  
        Subd. 9.  Debt Service 
        (a) The board of regents shall pay 
        one-third of the debt service on state 
        bonds sold to finance projects 
        authorized by subdivisions 4; 5; 6, 
        item (b); 7, items (a) and (c) to (e); 
        and 8.  After each sale of general 
        obligation bonds, the commissioner of 
        finance shall notify the board of 
        regents of the amounts assessed for 
        each year for the life of the bonds. 
        (b) The commissioner 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 
        finance by December 1 each year.  If 
        the board fails to make a payment when 
        due, the commissioner of finance 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 finance 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. 
        Sec. 4.  CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND LEARNING                      
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner 
        of children, families, and learning, for 
        the purposes specified in this section               19,100,000
        Subd. 2.  Youth Initiative Grants                    16,000,000 
        For grants to local government units to 
        design, furnish, equip, repair, 
        replace, or construct parks and 
        recreation buildings and school 
        buildings to provide youth, with 
        preference for youth in grades four 
        through eight, with regular enrichment 
        activities during nonschool hours, 
        including after school, evenings, 
        weekends, and school vacation periods, 
        and that will provide equal access and 
        programming for girls.  The buildings 
        may be leased to nonprofit community 
        organizations, subject to Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 16A.695, for the same 
        purposes.  Enrichment programs include 
        academic enrichment, homework 
        assistance, computer and technology 
        use, arts and cultural activities, 
        clubs, school-to-work and work force 
        development, athletic, and recreational 
        activities.  Grants must be used to 
        expand the number of children 
        participating in enrichment programs or 
        improve the quality or range of program 
        offerings.  The facilities must be 
        fully available for programming 
        sponsored by youth-serving nonprofit 
        and community groups, or school, 
        county, or city programs, for maximum 
        hours after school, evenings, weekends, 
        summers, and other school vacation 
        periods.  Priority must be given to 
        proposals that demonstrate 
        collaboration among private, nonprofit, 
        and public agencies, including regional 
        entities dealing with at-risk youth, 
        and community and parent organizations 
        in arranging for programming, staffing, 
        transportation, and equipment.  All 
        proposals must include an inventory of 
        existing facilities and an assessment 
        of programming needs in the community. 
        (a) Enrichment grants within the
        city of Minneapolis                                   5,000,000
        Of this amount, at least $2,500,000 
        must be used in the neighborhoods of 
        the Near North Side, Hawthorne, 
        Sumner-Glenwood, Powderhorn, Central, 
        Whittier, and Phillips. 
        (b) Enrichment grants within the 
        city of St. Paul                                      5,000,000
        Of this amount, at least $2,500,000 
        must be used in the neighborhoods of 
        Summit-University, Thomas-Dale, North 
        End, Payne-Phalen, Daytons Bluff, and 
        the West Side. 
        The remaining $2,500,000 is available 
        citywide, with priority for some of the 
        remaining amount given to proposals by 
        public/private partnerships currently 
        offering after-school enrichment 
        programs in low-income areas in 
        conjunction with a neighborhood-based 
        organization. Up to $100,000 of the 
        remaining $2,500,000 may be used to 
        develop urban sports facilities for 
        at-risk inner city youth, including 
        those older than eighth grade. 
        (c) Enrichment grants outside 
        of the cities of Minneapolis 
        and St. Paul                                         6,000,000
        Priority must be given to school 
        attendance areas with high 
        concentrations of children eligible for 
        free or reduced school lunch and to 
        government units demonstrating a 
        commitment to collaborative youth 
        efforts. 
        $500,000 is to the city of Bloomington 
        for after school enrichment activities 
        in the northeast Bloomington study area.
        The commissioner of children, families, 
        and learning must make a grant of at 
        least $1,000,000 to a school district 
        that is a part of a collaborative 
        effort that has at least two other 
        school districts, is multicultural and 
        multijurisdictional, and has previously 
        received a facility planning grant for 
        collaborative purposes. 
        (d) Each grant must be matched by $1 
        from local sources for each $2 of state 
        money.  In-kind contributions of 
        facilities may be used for the local 
        match.  The value of in-kind 
        contributions must be determined by the 
        commissioner of finance.  
        (e) Preference must be given to 
        projects for which at least ten percent 
        of the youth initiative grant is 
        expended using youthbuild under 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 268.361 to 
        268.367, or other youth employment and 
        training programs, for the labor 
        portion of the construction.  Eligible 
        programs must consult with appropriate 
        labor organizations to deliver 
        education and training. 
        Subd. 3.  Independent School
        District No. 38, Red Lake                               100,000
        For a grant to independent school 
        district No. 38, Red Lake, for the 
        construction of a classroom space for 
        interactive television instruction.  
        This grant is only available if the 
        district rebuilds other space with 
        insurance proceeds. 
        Subd. 4.  School Building Accessibility Grants        2,000,000
        For grants to local school districts 
        according to Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 124C.71 to 124C.73.  Grants 
        are contingent upon a dollar-for-dollar 
        match by nonstate sources.  
        Subd. 5.  Library Accessibility                       1,000,000
        For grants to public libraries for 
        accessibility capital projects under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 134.45.  
        Grants are contingent upon a 
        dollar-for-dollar match by nonstate 
        sources. 
        Sec. 5.  CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION 
        Subdivision 1.  To the 
        commissioner of administration for
        the purposes specified in this section                6,879,000
        Subd. 2.  Instructional Resource Facility             6,879,000
        To design, construct, furnish, and 
        equip a new instructional resource 
        facility. 
        Sec. 6.  RESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES AT FARIBAULT 
        Subdivision 1.  To the 
        commissioner of administration for the 
        purposes specified in this section                    2,373,000
        Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation                            750,000
        To be spent in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632.  
        The commissioner of administration 
        shall give priority to replacement and 
        repair of roofs and replacement of 
        windows. 
        Subd. 3.  Demolition of Dow Hall                      1,000,000
        To demolish Dow hall and the old 
        industrial building at the Minnesota 
        state academy for the blind in order to 
        remove potential safety hazards.  This 
        appropriation is also available to 
        construct surface parking on the site 
        following demolition. 
        A historical marker must be placed at 
        the site, which must include one or 
        more artifacts of the original building 
        and must explain the history and 
        significance of Dow Hall. 
        Subd. 4.  Exterior Lighting                             556,000
        To design and construct exterior 
        lighting. 
        Subd. 5.  Sidewalk Replacement                           67,000
        To design, remove, and reconstruct 
        deteriorated sidewalks at the Minnesota 
        state academy for the blind.  This 
        appropriation is from the general fund. 
        Sec. 7.  NATURAL RESOURCES 
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner of
        natural resources or another named officer     
        for the purposes specified in this section           39,676,000
        Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation                            500,000
        To the commissioner of administration 
        to be spent in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632.  
        The commissioner of natural resources 
        shall determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 3.  Office Facility 
        Completions                                           1,800,000
        To design, construct, furnish, and 
        equip service facilities at 
        consolidated office sites. 
        Subd. 4.  Fergus Falls
        Office Consolidation                                  2,300,000
        To design, construct, furnish, and 
        equip office and service facilities for 
        the consolidated area headquarters in 
        Fergus Falls.* (The preceding 
        subdivision was vetoed by the governor.)
        Subd. 5.  State Park and Recreation 
        Area Building Rehabilitation                          2,400,000
        For improvements of a capital nature to 
        repair, rehabilitate, construct, or add 
        to state park buildings throughout the 
        state, according to the management plan 
        required in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
        86A.  The commissioner shall determine 
        project priorities as appropriate based 
        upon need.  
        Subd. 6.  State Park and Recreation 
        Area Building Development                             1,750,000
        To construct, furnish, and equip new 
        buildings and associated utilities in 
        the state park system, according to the 
        management plan required in Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 86A.  $500,000 of 
        this amount is for an interpretive 
        center at Lake Bronson state park.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need. 
        Subd. 7.  State Park and Recreation
        Area Betterment and Rehabilitation                    1,450,000
        To upgrade, repair, or rehabilitate 
        improvements of a capital nature at 
        state park and recreation area 
        facilities throughout the state, 
        including, but not limited to, resource 
        management projects, trail 
        rehabilitation, campground 
        rehabilitation, and road and bridge 
        repair.  The commissioner shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 8.  State Park and 
        Recreation Area Acquisition                           1,750,000
        For acquisition from willing sellers of 
        private lands within state park and 
        recreation area boundaries established 
        by law.  The commissioner shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 9.  Metro Regional Park 
        Rehabilitation, Acquisition, and
        Development                                           9,400,000
        This appropriation is for payment by 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        to the metropolitan council.  The 
        commissioner shall pay the amount on a 
        reimbursement basis to the metropolitan 
        council upon receipt of a certified 
        copy of a council resolution requesting 
        payment.  The appropriation must be 
        used to pay the cost of rehabilitation, 
        acquisition, and development 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 473.315.  The metropolitan 
        council, in cooperation with the city 
        of St. Paul, must develop a plan and 
        fund the restoration of oak savannah 
        remnants in two regional parks in 
        Ramsey county.  This appropriation must 
        not be used for research, planning, 
        administration, or tax equivalency 
        payments.  This appropriation may be 
        used for the purchase of homes only if 
        the purchases are included in the work 
        program required by law and they are 
        expressly approved by the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources. 
        Subd. 10.  Mississippi River 
        Grant                                                   700,000 
        This appropriation is for a grant to 
        the Minneapolis park and recreation 
        board, working in cooperation with the 
        city of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis 
        Community Development agency, to 
        acquire or develop land along the 
        Mississippi Riverfront in both the 
        Central Mississippi Riverfront park and 
        upper harbor area.  If the park board 
        acquires land, the city and the 
        Minneapolis Community Development 
        agency must match the appropriation 
        from nonstate sources. 
        The funds appropriated under this 
        subdivision may not be used to acquire 
        land of a company engaged in the scrap 
        metal business. 
        Subd. 11.  Trail Rehabilitation                          500,000
        To upgrade, repair, or rehabilitate 
        improvements of a capital nature on the 
        Luce line trail, the Douglas trail, and 
        the North Shore trail.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need. 
        Subd. 12.  Trail Acquisition 
        and Development                                        4,000,000
        For acquisition and development of a 
        capital nature on state trails as 
        specified in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 85.015.  The commissioner shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need.  
        $500,000 of this appropriation is for 
        acquisition and construction for the 
        Shooting Star trail and Goodhue Pioneer 
        trail portion of the Douglas trail, 
        provided that any land acquired must 
        provide a complete trail segment that 
        connects to a community or another 
        trail segment. 
        Subd. 13.  Blue Earth/Minnesota
        River Trail Acquisition                                  230,000
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund for capital planning for Blue 
        Earth/Minnesota river trail acquisition 
        and other recreational opportunities 
        within the Minnesota river valley.  The 
        trail is to run along the Blue Earth 
        river from Mankato to the Iowa border 
        and along the Minnesota river from 
        Belle Plaine to the South Dakota 
        border.  The commissioner must work 
        with local communities and citizens for 
        trail planning purposes.  Planning for 
        other recreational purposes may include 
        public water accesses, canoe and 
        boating routes, and recreation areas 
        within the Minnesota river valley and 
        tributaries. 
        Subd. 14.  Mesabi Trail System                          500,000
        For a grant to the St. Louis and Lake 
        counties' regional railroad authority 
        for completion of the primary segments 
        of the Mesabi trail system.  This 
        appropriation is available to the 
        extent matched by money from other 
        sources. 
        Subd. 15.  Well Inventory 
        and Sealing                                             696,000
        To seal inactive wells on state-owned 
        land.  
        $276,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the general fund.  The commissioner 
        shall determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 16.  Dam Improvements                           1,560,000 
        For the emergency repair, 
        reconstruction, or removal of publicly 
        owned dams throughout the state.  
        $910,000 of this appropriation is for a 
        grant to Rochester public utilities for 
        the repair of the Lake Zumbro 
        hydroelectric dam.  The commissioner 
        shall determine remaining project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 103G.511. 
        Subd. 17.  Flood Hazard 
        Mitigation Grants                                     1,490,000
        For the flood hazard mitigation grant 
        program to local government units for 
        capital improvements to prevent or 
        alleviate flood damages.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need. 
        Subd. 18.  Forest Road and 
        Bridge Projects                                         250,000
        For reconstruction, resurfacing, 
        replacement, or construction of 
        improvements of a capital nature to 
        state forest roads and bridges 
        throughout the state.  The commissioner 
        shall determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 19.  RIM Fisheries Improvement 
        Projects                                                250,000
        For fish habitat improvement projects 
        of a capital nature statewide, 
        including installation of aeration 
        systems and shoreline stabilization.  
        The commissioner shall determine 
        project priorities as appropriate based 
        upon need.  
        Subd. 20.  RIM Fisheries
        Acquisition                                             300,000
        For acquisition of trout and warm water 
        stream easements and aquatic management 
        areas.  The commissioner shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 21.  RIM Wildlife, SNA, 
        and Prairie Bank Improvements                           900,000
        For development, protection, or 
        improvements of a capital nature to 
        wildlife management areas, state lands, 
        scientific and natural areas, and 
        prairie bank areas throughout the 
        state.  The commissioner shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        Subd. 22.  RIM Wildlife and Natural Area
        Land Acquisition                                      3,500,000
        To acquire land for wildlife management 
        areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        97A.135; to acquire land for scientific 
        and natural areas under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 84.033; to acquire 
        native prairie bank easements under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96; for 
        the critical habitat private sector 
        matching account under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 84.943; and for 
        acquisition and wetland restoration 
        under the North American Waterfowl 
        Management Plan.  The commissioner 
        shall determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need. 
        $500,000 is for scientific and natural 
        areas and native prairie bank easements.
        Subd. 23.  St. Louis River
        Land Acquisition                                      2,200,000
        To acquire and preserve undeveloped 
        lands located along the St. Louis, 
        Cloquet, and Whiteface rivers.  This 
        appropriation is available only if 
        approximately 4,000 acres of 
        privately-owned land identified in the 
        St. Louis river management plan have 
        been donated to the state. 
        Subd. 24.  McQuade Public Access                        500,000
        For acquisition and development of a 
        public access on Lake Superior in the 
        city of Duluth, the town of Duluth, and 
        the town of Lakewood.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by a 
        total of $350,000 from the iron range 
        resources and rehabilitation board and 
        nonstate sources and is contingent on 
        sufficient land owned by the cities and 
        the town, the value of which may not be 
        applied as part of the required match, 
        being made available to complete the 
        project. 
        Subd. 25.  Eagle Creek Matching 
        Contributions                                                  
        The first $1,500,000 of contributions 
        of land received after June 8, 1995, by 
        the state from private sources in the 
        Eagle Creek watershed may not be used 
        as match for the critical habitat 
        private sector matching account under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 84.943.  
        This subdivision is effective 
        retroactively to June 9, 1995. 
        Subd. 26.  Residential Environmental
        Learning Centers      
        After the first $12,500,000 in nonstate 
        matching money has been committed for 
        the Long Lake Conservation Center, the 
        Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, the 
        Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning 
        Center, the Northwoods Audubon Center, 
        and the Forest Resource Center, as 
        required in Laws 1995, First Special 
        Session chapter 2, article 1, section 
        48, the specific appropriations for 
        these facilities in Laws 1994, chapter 
        643, section 23, subdivision 28, must 
        be distributed and administered 
        separately for each facility.  The 
        balances of these specific 
        appropriations must be matched as 
        required in Laws 1995, First Special 
        Session chapter 2, article 1, section 
        48, for each facility separately.  
        Matching funds raised after January 1, 
        1992, and spent or committed to be 
        spent to plan, design, or construct 
        these facilities are eligible to count 
        toward the required match.  The 
        predesign and design requirements of 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.335, do 
        not apply to the specific 
        appropriations for these facilities in 
        Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 23, 
        subdivision 28. 
        Subd. 27.  Laurentian Environmental 
        Learning Center                                         750,000
        For a grant to independent school 
        district No. 621, Mounds View, for 
        capital improvements at the Laurentian 
        Environmental Learning Center, 
        including remodeling of existing 
        buildings, construction of new 
        buildings, demolition, roadway and 
        parking improvements, trail 
        improvements, and handicapped access 
        improvements.  $250,000 of this 
        appropriation is available immediately. 
        The balance is available to the extent 
        matched by money from other sources.* 
        (The preceding subdivision was vetoed 
        by the governor.) 
        Subd. 28.  Work Program 
        The commissioner of natural resources 
        must submit a work program and 
        semiannual progress reports in the form 
        determined by the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources and 
        request its recommendation before 
        spending any money appropriated by 
        subdivision 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 
        14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, or 27 of 
        this section.  The commission's 
        recommendation is advisory only.  
        Failure to respond to a request within 
        60 days after receipt is a positive 
        recommendation.  Work programs 
        involving land acquisition must include 
        a land acquisition plan. 
        Sec. 8.  OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE          3,000,000
        To the office of environmental 
        assistance for the solid waste capital 
        assistance grants program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54.  
        Grants under this section are exempt 
        from the requirements of Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 16B.335. 
        Sec. 9.  POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner
        of the pollution control agency for the
        purposes specified in this section                    3,550,000
        Subd. 2.  Red Wing Combined Sewer Overflow            3,350,000
        For a combined sewer overflow grant 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        116.162, to the city of Red Wing to 
        complete construction and separation of 
        its combined sewer system.  This 
        appropriation must be matched dollar 
        for dollar from local sources.  It is 
        the expectation of the legislature that 
        this will be the final appropriation 
        for the combined sewer overflow program.
        Subd. 3.  Automated Water 
        Quality Monitoring Systems                              200,000
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund for ten permanent water quality 
        monitoring stations and equipment at 
        river and stream locations throughout 
        the state.  
        Sec. 10.  PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY                           
        Subdivision 1.  To the public 
        facilities authority for the purposes 
        specified in this section                            22,100,000
        Subd. 2.  Matching Money for
        Federal Grants                                        4,000,000
        For state matching money for federal 
        grants to capitalize the water 
        pollution control revolving fund and 
        the state drinking water revolving fund 
        under Minnesota Statutes, sections 
        446A.07 and 446A.081. 
        Expenditure of this appropriation is 
        limited to the minimum amount necessary 
        to match the allotment of federal money 
        to Minnesota.  This appropriation must 
        be used for qualified capital projects. 
        Subd. 3.  Wastewater Infrastructure Program          17,500,000 
        For loans to municipalities under new 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072.  
        This appropriation must be used for 
        qualified capital projects.  
        The wastewater infrastructure program 
        in new Minnesota Statutes, section 
        446A.072, is a continuation of the 
        program in Minnesota Statutes 1994, 
        section 446A.071.  Any money previously 
        appropriated for the purposes of 
        Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 
        446A.071, is appropriated for the 
        purposes of this subdivision.  
        Subd. 4.  Red Rock Rural Water
        System                                                  600,000 
        For a grant for up to 80 percent of the 
        cost of design and construction of an 
        elevated water tank and mainline for 
        the Red Rock rural water system, a 
        public water system authorized under 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116A.  
        Increased demand on the Red Rock rural 
        water system has resulted in problems 
        including dangerously low water levels 
        in an existing storage tank.  This 
        appropriation is intended to allow the 
        Red Rock rural water system to address 
        these problems while avoiding 
        prohibitively high water rates.  This 
        appropriation is available only if the 
        commissioner of natural resources finds 
        that the Red Rock rural water system 
        has instituted a uniform rate for water 
        service and has in place an approved 
        emergency and conservation plan as 
        required in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        103G.291, subdivision 3. 
        Sec. 11.  BOARD OF WATER AND
        SOIL RESOURCES                                   
        Subdivision 1.  To the board 
        of water and soil resources for the 
        purposes in this section                             14,750,000 
        Subd. 2.  Area II Minnesota 
        River Basin                                             250,000 
        For grant-in-aid on roadside stormwater 
        retention projects initiated by local 
        governments in area II in the Minnesota 
        river basin. 
        Subd. 3.  RIM and PWP Conservation
        Easements                                            11,500,000 
        This appropriation is for the following 
        purposes: 
        (a) to acquire conservation easements 
        from landowners on marginal lands to 
        protect soil and water quality and to 
        support fish and wildlife habitat as 
        provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        103F.515; and 
        (b) to acquire perpetual conservation 
        easements on existing type 1, 2, 3, and 
        6 wetlands, adjacent lands, and for the 
        establishment of permanent cover on 
        adjacent lands, in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.516. 
        (c) Up to $1,500,000 may be used for 
        the acquisition of limited conservation 
        easements that allow cropping or 
        grazing at reduced payment rates on 
        land that is currently or within the 
        last two years has been enrolled in the 
        federal Conservation Reserve Program 
        (CRP), under United States Code, title 
        16, section 3831.  The board, in 
        conjunction with the commissioner of 
        agriculture, must select counties for 
        participation in the program based on:  
        (1) the number of CRP acres; (2) the 
        number of whole farm CRP acres; (3) the 
        number of highly erodible CRP acres; 
        (4) local soil conservation initiatives 
        in place; (5) the potential for 
        negative water quality impacts from CRP 
        acres converted to agricultural crop 
        production; and (6) the potential to 
        complement public wildlife lands and 
        other conservation lands, including 
        protected grassland prairies.  A 
        conservation easement must be for 20 
        years and require that the activities 
        on the enrolled lands comply with a 
        conservation plan that will limit soil 
        erosion within the soil loss tolerance, 
        as defined in rules adopted under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.411.  
        Payments for conservation easements and 
        practices under this program are as 
        follows: 
        (1) to establish permanent conservation 
        practices required by the conservation 
        plan, for the installation of permanent 
        livestock watering systems, or for the 
        installation of permanent fencing for 
        grazing systems, up to 75 percent of 
        the total eligible costs, not to exceed 
        an average of $75 per acre; and 
        (2) ten annual payments each equal to 
        five percent of the payment rate for 
        20-year easements acquired under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515 
        for land restricted to grazing and 
        haying under the conservation plan; or 
        (3) ten annual payments each equal to 
        two and one-half percent of the payment 
        rate for 20-year easements acquired 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        103F.515 for land where cropping is 
        allowed under the conservation plan. 
        The board may only acquire an easement 
        under this paragraph after it 
        determines that there is adequate 
        funding appropriated to make the annual 
        payments required for the duration of 
        the easement and the landowner agrees 
        to convey at least ten percent of the 
        landowner's CRP land in a permanent 
        easement under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 103F.515.  Priority must be 
        given for land being conveyed or leased 
        to beginning farmers, as defined under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 41C.02, 
        subdivision 6.  Up to 20 percent of the 
        appropriation may be used for 
        professional and technical services 
        related to acquisition of the 
        easements.  By March 15, 1997, the 
        board, in conjunction with the 
        commissioner of agriculture, shall 
        report to the finance division of the 
        senate environment and natural 
        resources committee and the house of 
        representatives environment and natural 
        resources finance committee on the 
        acquisition of easements under this 
        paragraph.  The report must include an 
        analysis of the need for expansion of 
        the program to all agricultural areas 
        of the state in order to protect water 
        quality and provide necessary wildlife 
        habitat, and the adequacy of payments 
        under the program. 
        Subd. 4.  Road Construction 
        Wetland Replacement Credit                            3,000,000 
        To acquire land for wetlands or restore 
        wetlands to be used to replace wetlands 
        drained or filled as a result of the 
        repair, maintenance, or rehabilitation 
        of existing public roads, as provided 
        in new Minnesota Statutes, section 
        103G.222, paragraphs (m) to (o), if 
        1996 House File No. 787 is enacted. 
        Subd. 5.  Work Program
        The board of water and soil resources 
        must submit a work program and 
        semiannual progress reports in the form 
        determined by the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources and 
        request its recommendation before 
        spending any money appropriated by this 
        section.  The commission's 
        recommendation is advisory only.  
        Failure to respond to a request within 
        60 days after receipt is a positive 
        recommendation.  Work programs 
        involving land acquisition must include 
        a land acquisition plan. 
        Sec. 12.  AGRICULTURE                          
        Subdivision 1.  To the
        commissioner of agriculture for
        purposes specified in this section                   41,275,000 
        Subd. 2.  Rural Finance 
        Authority                                            41,000,000
        To the rural finance authority to 
        purchase participation interests in or 
        to make direct agricultural loans to 
        farmers under Minnesota Statutes, 
        chapter 41B.  This appropriation is for 
        the beginning farmer program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.039, 
        the loan restructuring program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.04, the 
        seller-sponsored program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.042, 
        the agricultural improvement loan 
        program under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 41B.043, and the livestock 
        expansion loan program under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 41B.045.  All debt 
        service on bond proceeds used to 
        finance this appropriation must be 
        repaid by the rural finance authority 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        16A.643.  Loan participations must be 
        priced to provide full interest and 
        principal coverage and a reserve for 
        potential losses. 
        Loans for capital projects from this 
        appropriation are exempt from Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 16B.335.  Priority 
        for loans must be given first to basic 
        beginning farmer loans; second, to 
        seller-sponsored loans; and third, to 
        agricultural improvement loans. 
        Subd. 3.  Biological 
        Control Agents Greenhouse                               275,000
        To the commissioner of agriculture for 
        acquisition and construction of a 
        greenhouse to produce biological 
        control agents. 
        Sec. 13.  ADMINISTRATION
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner of 
        administration or another named agency
        for the purposes specified in this section           48,485,000
        Subd. 2.  Capital Asset
        Preservation and Replacement (CAPRA)                 12,000,000
        To be spent in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 
        Up to $900,000 of the money 
        appropriated in this subdivision may be 
        used as necessary to renovate the 
        Governor's Residence in St. Paul for 
        life safety, code, security, and 
        ancillary storage facility improvements.
        In accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16B.31, subdivision 6, the 
        commissioner of administration shall 
        identify the condition and suitability 
        of all major state buildings and office 
        space and report the commissioner's 
        findings by June 30, 1997, to the 
        chairs of the senate committee on 
        finance and the house of 
        representatives committees on ways and 
        means and on capital investment.  The 
        report must identify the useful life, 
        the current condition, the estimated 
        cost of currently needed repairs, and 
        the suitability for the current state 
        purposes of all major state-owned 
        buildings and office space owned or 
        leased by the state.  The legislature 
        intends to use the report in 
        considering future appropriations to 
        the commissioner of administration and 
        to state agencies for asset 
        preservation. 
        Subd. 3.  Statewide Building Access                   9,000,000
        For improvements of a capital nature to 
        remove barriers and make state-owned 
        buildings, programs, and services 
        accessible to individuals with 
        disabilities, including compliance with 
        federal ADA guidelines.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need and shall take into consideration 
        the recommendations and priorities of 
        the council on disability.  In 
        determining project priorities, the 
        commissioner must give lower priority 
        to projects in facilities which the 
        state intends to demolish, sell, or 
        abandon within five years. 
        Subd. 4.  Renovate Capitol
        Building                                              7,400,000
        $4,800,000 is to predesign, design, and 
        reconstruct the northeast and northwest 
        terraces of the capitol building.  
        $1,400,000 is to renovate the lantern 
        and related structures on the capitol 
        dome. 
        $1,200,000 is to predesign, design 
        construct, furnish, and equip the 
        renovation of the capitol cafeteria and 
        related spaces.  
        The balance of the appropriation in 
        this subdivision that is not needed for 
        the projects specified may be used for 
        other structural stabilization projects 
        at the capitol or to improve the 
        capitol mall. 
        Subd. 5.  Transportation 
        Building Phase IV                                     5,525,000
        To continue life safety renovation at 
        the transportation building in St. Paul.
        This renovation is to include new 
        heating, ventilation, and air 
        conditioning systems, elevators, 
        lighting, windows, and raised floors. 
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund.  
        Account balances from previous 
        appropriations for earlier phases of 
        this continuing project may be used for 
        phase IV. 
        Subd. 6.  Renovate Capitol 
        Area Elevators                                        1,500,000
        To improve, upgrade, and modify 
        existing elevator equipment in the 
        capitol area. 
        Subd. 7.  Agency Relocation                           3,735,000
        $1,670,000 is from the general fund to 
        relocate the print communications, 
        micrographics, and travel management 
        divisions of the department of 
        administration into a new support 
        services facility, and to relocate the 
        department of human rights, the driver 
        and vehicle services division of the 
        department of public safety, the 
        department of labor and industry in St. 
        Cloud, and the department of human 
        services in St. Cloud. 
        $116,000 is from the general fund to 
        complete the move of the Minnesota 
        historical society to the state history 
        center. 
        $25,000 is from the general fund for 
        unanticipated moving expenses. 
        $1,389,000 is from the trunk highway 
        fund for the partial relocation of the 
        department of transportation. 
        $535,000 is from the highway user tax 
        distribution fund to relocate the 
        driver and vehicle services division of 
        the department of public safety. 
        Subd. 8.  Revenue Facilities
        Design                                                1,950,000
        To design new revenue department 
        facilities. $1,450,000 of this 
        appropriation is not available until 
        the report required by subdivision 10 
        has been completed.  Notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 15.50, 
        subdivision 2, paragraph (e), plans for 
        the building need not be selected 
        through a design competition. 
        The plans for the facilities for the 
        department of revenue may provide for 
        two or more buildings in separate 
        locations.  The principal 
        administrative offices of the 
        department must be located in or near 
        the capitol area.  Other operations may 
        be located outside of the capitol area 
        as appropriate and conveniently 
        situated for efficient operations of 
        the department. 
        The design development phase of the 
        revenue department building project 
        must include an analysis of the cost, 
        benefit, and operational feasibility of 
        relocating revenue department jobs to 
        areas in greater Minnesota. 
        Subd. 9.  Support Services
        Facility                                              2,000,000
        To acquire land for print 
        communications, micrographics, records 
        center, and central stores.  This 
        appropriation is not available until 
        the report required by subdivision 10 
        has been completed.  
        Subd. 10.  Evaluate Capitol Area
        Office Building Construction Plans                      125,000
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund to the legislative coordinating 
        commission to evaluate the projects in 
        subdivisions 8 to 9 and how they fit 
        into the master plan for construction 
        of office buildings in the capitol 
        area.  The evaluation must determine 
        the added costs and benefits, if any, 
        of building in the St. Paul central 
        business district over building in the 
        capitol complex.  The evaluation must 
        be completed and reported to the chairs 
        of the senate finance and house ways 
        and means and capital investment 
        committees by October 15, 1996.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 1997. 
        In addition, the evaluation must 
        include an independent cost analysis of 
        the projects upon completion of the 
        construction drawings.  The analysis 
        must be reported to the legislature and 
        approved before the commissioner of 
        administration may advertise for bids 
        on construction of any of the projects. 
        Subd. 11.  Korean War Memorial                         250,000 
        For design and construction of a Korean 
        war veterans memorial on the capitol 
        mall.  In creating the memorial, the 
        commissioner may accept money from 
        nonstate sources.  The design is 
        subject to approval by the capitol area 
        architectural and planning board. 
        Subd. 12.  Robotics and Technical 
        Training Facility                                     5,000,000
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund to predesign, design, and 
        construct, a technical training and 
        classroom facility in St. Paul for 
        training in the use of robotics methods 
        in manufacturing and other subjects.  
        The facility shall be owned by the 
        state.  It shall be managed to promote 
        the best interests of all parties 
        involved by a four-member board of 
        directors consisting of the 
        commissioner of administration and the 
        chancellor of the Minnesota state 
        colleges and universities or their 
        designees, and representatives of the 
        United Auto Workers local 879 and the 
        Ford Motor Company.  The board may 
        delegate on-site management to Ford 
        Motor Company.  This appropriation is 
        subject to negotiation of a use 
        agreement between the commissioner and 
        Ford Motor Company.  The appropriation 
        is also contingent upon a match of at 
        least $1,600,000 of nonstate money.  
        The agreement shall include provisions 
        for equipment, maintenance, and 
        management of the facility.  The 
        agreement shall provide for at least 20 
        percent use and access for students in 
        Minnesota state college and university 
        programs at no charge to the state over 
        the life of the agreement.  The term of 
        the agreement shall be 25 years.  The 
        commissioner shall consult with the 
        chancellor in negotiating the 
        educational provisions of the use 
        agreement. 
        Sec. 14.  AMATEUR SPORTS 
        COMMISSION 
        Subdivision 1.  To the amateur
        sports commission for the purposes
        specified in this section                            21,600,000
        Subd. 2.  Ice Center Grants                           8,000,000
        (a) $6,500,000 is for grants of up to 
        $250,000 each to construct new ice 
        arenas and renovate existing arenas 
        throughout the state, according to 
        criteria in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        240A.09.  
        (b) $500,000 is for renovation grants 
        for arenas that are at least 20 years 
        old, which may be in amounts up to 
        $125,000. 
        (c) All new and renovated facilities 
        receiving grants must be publicly 
        owned.  Projects receiving grants from 
        appropriations in items (a) and (b) are 
        exempt from the requirements of 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.335. 
        (d) $1,000,000 of this amount may be 
        used only for a national curling center 
        in the Virginia, Mountain Iron, 
        Gilbert, and Eveleth area.  The 
        facility may only be constructed after 
        endorsement by a national governing 
        body member of the United States 
        Olympic Committee. 
        Subd. 3.  Land Acquisition
        at National Sports Center                               400,000
        This appropriation is to acquire land 
        at the national sports center in Blaine 
        and related development costs of fees, 
        landscaping, parking, road access, and 
        construction needed to meet code 
        requirements. 
        Subd. 4.  Ski Jump                                      500,000
        For design, construction, and equipping 
        of a K70 ski jump in the Hyland 
        Hills/Bush Lake ski area. 
        Subd. 5.  National Inner City Center                  3,400,000
        (a) For a grant to special school 
        district No. 1, Minneapolis, for an 
        urban sports facility, to be owned by 
        the district.  The facility must be 
        located on land owned by the district. 
        (b) This appropriation is contingent on 
        the following: 
        (1) the commission has determined that 
        nonstate money in the amount of not 
        less than $8,000,000 has been committed 
        by nonstate sources for construction on 
        adjacent property of an integrated 
        community facility with a day care 
        center, a natatorium, and other sports 
        facilities to be owned and operated by 
        a nonprofit entity and providing sports 
        and community programming for urban 
        at-risk youth; and 
        (2) the nonprofit entity has agreed to 
        manage and operate the sports facility 
        and to pay all operating expenses at no 
        cost to the commission under a 
        management agreement complying with the 
        requirements of Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.695. 
        Subd. 6.  National Volleyball Center                  2,300,000
        For a grant to the city of Rochester to 
        design, construct, furnish, and equip a 
        national volleyball center, to be 
        located on land owned by the city.  
        This grant is contingent upon a local 
        match of at least $2,300,000 from 
        nonstate sources.  The facility may be 
        constructed only after endorsement by a 
        national governing body member of the 
        United States Olympic Committee. 
        Subd. 7.  Mariucci Ice 
        and Tennis Facility                                   7,000,000
        To the board of regents of the 
        University of Minnesota to predesign, 
        design, construct, and equip a new 
        facility adjacent to Mariucci arena on 
        the Minneapolis campus to include an 
        ice sheet and tennis courts. 
        Sec. 15.  MILITARY AFFAIRS                               
        Subdivision 1.  To the adjutant 
        general or another named officer for the
        purposes specified in this section                    1,120,000
        Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation                            500,000
        To the commissioner of administration 
        to be spent in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632.  
        The commissioner shall give priority to 
        replacement and repair of roofs. 
        Subd. 3.  Renovation of 
        Kitchen Facilities                                      400,000
        To renovate kitchen facilities at 
        national guard training and community 
        centers in Thief River Falls, Wadena, 
        Willmar, Redwood Falls, Pine City, 
        Pipestone, Red Wing, Fergus Falls, 
        Hastings, and Sauk Centre.  This 
        appropriation is exempt from the 
        requirements of Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16B.335. 
        Subd. 4.  Armory Facility and Ramp                      220,000
        This appropriation is from the general 
        fund to the commissioner of 
        administration for purchasing options 
        for land for a military affairs 
        facility and parking ramp in the 
        capitol area as defined in Minnesota 
        statutes, section 15.50.  For this 
        purpose, the commissioner of 
        administration may also use 
        unencumbered balances of prior land 
        acquisition appropriations to the 
        commissioner. 
        Sec. 16.  CORRECTIONS
        Subdivision 1.  To the 
        commissioner of administration for
        the purposes specified in this section               94,154,000
        It is the policy of the state to 
        convert existing, surplus state 
        property for use as correctional 
        facilities, rather than construct new 
        facilities, whenever surplus state 
        property is available, appropriate, and 
        cost-effective for conversion.  
        Conversion of existing facilities 
        recycles buildings and materials, and 
        provides opportunities for current and 
        former state employees to continue 
        their careers without the total 
        disruption that relocation entails. 
        The commissioners of corrections and 
        human services shall evaluate the St. 
        Peter Regional Treatment Center 
        facilities as potential sites for 
        correction facilities, and shall report 
        their findings to the legislature by 
        February 1, 1997. 
        The commissioners of administration and 
        corrections and the adjutant general 
        must evaluate the feasibility of using 
        vacant or underutilized facilities at 
        Camp Ripley as a correctional 
        facility.  The commissioners and the 
        adjutant general must report the 
        results of the facility evaluation to 
        the legislature by February 1, 1997. 
        Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation                          1,750,000
        To be spent in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632. 
        Subd. 3.  New Facility                               89,000,000
        To complete design and to construct, 
        furnish, and equip a new close-custody 
        correctional facility to provide at 
        least 800 beds. 
        The commissioner of administration 
        shall develop a design alternative to 
        bid and construct one of the six 
        residential pods at the new facility to 
        accommodate two inmates per cell.  This 
        would result in a total of 680 single 
        occupancy close-custody cells, and 136 
        medium-custody double occupancy cells. 
        The commissioner of administration may 
        use construction delivery methods as 
        may be appropriate to minimize the cost 
        of the facility and maximize the 
        construction time savings.  
        Before final contract documents for 
        this project are advertised for 
        construction bids, the commissioners of 
        administration and corrections shall 
        certify to the chairs of the senate 
        finance committee, the senate crime 
        prevention finance division, the house 
        ways and means committee, the house 
        judiciary finance committee, and the 
        house capital investment committee that 
        the program scope of the project has 
        not increased since the project budget 
        was reviewed in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.335.  
        Upon receipt and evaluation of 
        construction bids and before awarding 
        contracts for the construction phase of 
        the project, the commissioner of 
        administration shall provide the bids 
        and evaluation to the chairs of the 
        senate finance committee and the house 
        ways and means committee and the chairs 
        of the policy committees and finance 
        divisions having jurisdiction over 
        criminal justice policy.  Within 14 
        days after receiving them, the chairs 
        shall advise the commissioner on which 
        design should be constructed.  
        If the chairs advise the 952-bed 
        option, but the legislature does not 
        appropriate by April 15, 1997, any 
        additional money that may be needed to 
        complete the project with that option, 
        the commissioner shall award the bids 
        for the 800-bed single-cell 
        close-custody facility in order to 
        avoid delays that would further 
        escalate the cost of the project. 
        Upon receipt and evaluation of 
        construction bids and before awarding 
        contracts for the construction phase of 
        the project, the commissioners of 
        administration and finance shall inform 
        the same committee chairs of the 
        project budget necessary to complete 
        that portion of the project.  Any 
        portion of this appropriation that 
        exceeds the project budget shall be 
        unallotted by the commissioner of 
        finance. 
        By February 1 of each year, the 
        commissioner shall report to the chairs 
        of the house judiciary committee and 
        senate crime prevention committee on 
        efforts to recruit a workforce for the 
        correctional facility that is 
        proportional to the protected groups in 
        the inmate population, the results of 
        the efforts, and recommendations for 
        achieving the goal of proportional 
        representation of protected class 
        employees in relation to the inmate 
        population. 
        Subd. 4.  Bed Expansion for
        Geriatric Inmates - Ah Gwah Ching                       700,000
        To predesign, design, remodel, 
        construct, furnish, and equip new space 
        for 100 beds for geriatric inmates and 
        inmates with special medical needs at 
        the Minnesota correctional facility - 
        Ah Gwah Ching. 
        The commissioners of corrections and 
        human services must enter into 
        agreements to establish the 
        correctional facility at Ah Gwah Ching 
        with appropriations available for this 
        purpose.* (The preceding subdivision 
        was vetoed by the governor.) 
        Subd. 5.  Inmate    
        Bed Expansion - Brainerd                             1,500,000
        For capital improvements to the 
        Brainerd regional human services center 
        to establish a correctional facility 
        for medium and minimum security inmates 
        and to establish a special unit for 
        inmates with medical needs. 
        Subd. 6.  Minnesota Correctional 
        Facility - Lino Lakes                                  500,000
        For predesign and design of a 
        segregation unit for 80 medium security 
        beds. 
        Subd. 7.  Minnesota Correctional 
        Facility - Red Wing 
        By February 15, 1997, the commissioner 
        of corrections shall report to the 
        chairs of the house of representatives 
        and senate committees having 
        jurisdiction over criminal justice 
        funding on the advisability of 
        converting the Minnesota correctional 
        facility at Red Wing to a minimum 
        security facility for adults. 
        Subd. 8.  Third Judicial District
        Regional Juvenile Treatment Center-Rochester            680,000
        For a grant to Olmsted county.  The 
        grant is to design, remodel, equip, and 
        furnish building No. 7 on the campus of 
        the former Rochester State Hospital.  
        The remodeled building is to be used 
        for juvenile sex offenders and 
        predelinquent or delinquent youths as a 
        part of an integrated, comprehensive 
        juvenile services model for the third 
        judicial district.  For purposes of 
        this grant, Olmsted county is the 
        fiscal agent for participating counties.
        Subd. 9.  Braham Site Costs Grant                        24,000 
        For a grant to reimburse the city of 
        Braham for costs incurred in attempting 
        to qualify as a site for a new state 
        correctional facility for male 
        offenders.  Reimbursable costs include 
        but are not limited to planning 
        expenses, site analysis, purchase of 
        land options, legal services, 
        engineering surveys, and water and 
        sewer utility extensions.  This 
        appropriation is from the general fund. 
        Sec. 17.  HUMAN SERVICES
        Subdivision 1.  To the 
        commissioner of administration for the 
        purposes specified in this section                    8,807,000
        Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation                          1,000,000
        To be spent in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632.  
        The commissioner of administration 
        shall give priority to replacement and 
        repair of roofs and fire alarm systems. 
        Subd. 3.  Anoka Metro Regional 
        Treatment Center                                        322,000
        For predesign and design of 
        improvements to the existing 
        residential, program, clinical, and 
        ancillary support areas in the Miller 
        building. 
        Subd. 4.  Brainerd Regional 
        Human Services Center                                 1,500,000
        To improve and upgrade heating, 
        ventilation, cooling, air conditioning, 
        and electrical systems in the most 
        critical residential areas at the 
        center as determined by the 
        commissioner of human services.  
        Subd. 5.  Cambridge Regional
        Human Services Center                                 3,400,000
        This appropriation is to demolish 
        existing buildings and design, 
        construct, and equip new facilities for 
        the first 36 out of 72 beds proposed 
        for the Minnesota extended treatment 
        option (METO) program; to renovate the 
        auditorium building for recreational 
        and program activities; and to renovate 
        the laundry building for work activity 
        programs. 
        Subd. 6.  Fergus Falls Regional
        Treatment Center Renovation Predesign                    85,000
        For predesign of improvements to 
        upgrade and consolidate residential, 
        program, and ancillary services at the 
        Fergus Falls campus.* (The preceding 
        subdivision was vetoed by the governor.)
        Subd. 7.  Willmar Regional Treatment Center
        Residential and Program Space Remodeling              2,500,000
        For design and renovation of buildings 
        1 and 7 for use as an adolescent 
        treatment unit at the Willmar regional 
        treatment center. 
        Sec. 18.  VETERANS HOMES BOARD                
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner of 
        administration for the purposes specified 
        in this section                                         740,000
        Subd. 2.  Asset Preservation                            500,000 
        To be spent in accordance with 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.632.  
        The commissioner shall give priority to 
        elimination or containment of hazardous 
        substances at facilities operated by 
        the veterans homes board, and to 
        acquisition and installation of an 
        emergency generator at the Hastings 
        veterans home. 
        Subd. 3.  Silver Bay Dementia Unit                      240,000 
        To design, construct, furnish, and 
        equip an addition to the Silver Bay 
        veterans home to be used for a day 
        room, activity area, and wander area 
        for dementia and alzheimer patients. 
        Sec. 19.  TRANSPORTATION
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner
        of transportation for the purposes
        specified in this section                            49,639,000
        Subd. 2.  Port Development Assistance
        Program                                               3,000,000
        For port improvement projects to 
        repair, construct, and improve terminal 
        structures, equipment, and access as 
        authorized under Minnesota Statutes, 
        chapter 457A.  Grants awarded under 
        this subdivision are contingent upon a 
        $4 state to $1 local match.  The grants 
        must be made to political subdivisions 
        or port authorities for capital 
        improvements.  Any improvements made 
        with the proceeds of these grants must 
        be publicly owned. 
        Subd. 3.  Metro Public Safety Radio
        System                                               15,000,000
        $7,500,000 of this appropriation is 
        from the trunk highway fund.  
        This appropriation is to construct the 
        initial backbone of the metropolitan 
        regionwide public safety radio 
        communications system described in 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 473.891 to 
        473.905.  The appropriation is not 
        available until the commissioner of 
        finance has determined that the amount 
        necessary to complete the initial 
        backbone has been committed by other 
        sources.  The other sources may include 
        the $10,000,000 of bonds supported by 
        appropriations from the 911 emergency 
        telephone service fee account in the 
        state government special revenue fund 
        and the $3,000,000 of bonds supported 
        by the full faith and credit and taxing 
        powers of the metropolitan council that 
        are authorized by Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 473.891 to 473.905, as well as 
        contributions from other nonstate 
        sources. 
        Subd. 4.  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. 
        Subd. 5.  Trunk Highway  
        Facility Projects                                    20,454,000
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        (1) For construction documents, construction,
        furnishing, and equipping of Bemidji 
        headquarters building to replace the existing
        facility.  The new facility will house the district
        staff, support services, design, construction,
        right-of-way, materials engineering, maintenance,
        radio shop, inventory center, vehicle maintenance,
        vehicle storage, bridge maintenance, and building
        services                                              9,000,000
        (2) Repair, replace, construct, or develop
        additions to chemical and salt storage buildings
        at 29 department of transportation locations
        statewide                                             1,000,000
        (3) For schematic design, design
        development, construction documents, construction,
        furnishing, and equipping of an addition to the
        Rochester district office and state patrol center     1,260,000
        (4) Construct, furnish, and equip a new
        equipment storage building on a new site in
        Pipestone to replace the existing facility              520,000
        (5) Construct, furnish, and equip a new
        equipment storage building on a new site in
        Deer Lake to combine and replace existing
        operations at Togo and Effie                            644,000
        (6) Construct, furnish, and equip a new
        equipment storage building on a new site in 
        Rushford to replace the existing facility               663,000
        (7) For construction documents, construction,
        furnishing, and equipping of an addition to the 
        central services building at Fort Snelling for
        heated storage                                          855,000
        (8) Schematic design, design development,
        and construction documents for projects
        at Duluth, St. Cloud, Jordan, Fort Snelling,
        Golden Valley, and a new record building                677,000
        (9) Design, construction, equipping, and
        furnishing of an addition to the Garrison truck
        station and related improvements                        206,000
        (10) For construction documents, construction,
        furnishing, and equipping of an addition
        to the Hastings truck station                         1,362,000
        (11) Construct, furnish, and equip a new 
        equipment storage building on a new site in 
        Gaylord to replace the existing facility                680,000
        (12) Remove asbestos from various
        department of transportation buildings statewide        200,000
        (13) Construct, furnish, and equip a new
        equipment storage building on a new site
        in Hibbing to replace the existing facility.
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.33, does not
        apply to this project                                 1,237,000
        (14) Design, construction, equipping, and
        furnishing of an addition to the Long 
        Prairie truck station and related improvements          215,000
        (15) Design, construction, equipping, and
        furnishing of an addition to the Forest
        Lake truck station and related improvements             451,000
        (16) Design, construction, equipping, and
        furnishing of an addition to the Erskine
        truck station and related improvements                  300,000
        (17) Construct, furnish, and equip class
        II safety rest areas in Fillmore county,
        Cook county, and Kanabec county                         120,000
        (18) Construct pole-type storage buildings
        at department of transportation locations
        throughout the state                                    350,000
        (19) Land acquisition at Fort Snelling
        next to the central services complex when
        it is made available as surplus property
        by the federal government                               200,000
        (20) Design, construction, equipping, and
        furnishing of an addition to the Dilworth
        truck station and related improvements                  514,000
        (21) Clauses (1) to (20) 
        are exempt from the requirements 
        of Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.335.
        (22) The money for a project in 
        this section is available only if 
        not funded in another law enacted  
        in 1996.
        Subd. 6.  Drivers' Examination
        Stations                                              1,185,000
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund to the commissioner of 
        transportation for capital improvements 
        to license exam stations, grounds, and 
        facilities at Arden Hills, Eagan, and 
        Plymouth. 
        Sec. 20.  HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY                  
        Subdivision 1.  (a) To the commissioner 
        of the housing finance agency for building 
        construction and rehabilitation or financing 
        of building construction and rehabilitation 
        for the purposes specified in this section            3,500,000 
        (b) At least 25 percent of the total 
        appropriation under this section, 
        except those grants made under the 
        neighborhood land trust program, must 
        utilize youthbuild, Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 268.361 to 268.367, or other 
        youth employment and training programs 
        to do the labor portion of the 
        construction.  Eligible programs must 
        consult with appropriate labor 
        organizations to deliver education and 
        training.  In making grants under this 
        section, the commissioner shall use a 
        request for proposal process.  
        Subd. 2.  Grants for Transitional 
        Housing Loans for Families, Homeless    
        Youth, and Battered Women                             2,500,000
        To the commissioner of the housing 
        finance agency for the purpose of 
        making transitional housing loans, 
        including loans for housing for 
        homeless youths, homeless families, and 
        battered women to local government 
        units authorized under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 
        2.  
        Subd. 3.  Neighborhood Land 
        Trust Program                                         1,000,000
        To the Minnesota housing finance 
        agency's local government unit housing 
        account established in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 462A.202, for loans 
        with or without interest to a city to 
        purchase or acquire land and buildings 
        for purposes of the neighborhood land 
        trust program under Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 462A.30 and 462A.31, upon 
        terms and conditions the agency 
        determines.* (The preceding 
        subdivision was vetoed by the governor.)
        Sec. 21.  ECONOMIC SECURITY                           3,500,000
        To the commissioner of economic 
        security for grants to state agencies 
        and political subdivisions to construct 
        or rehabilitate facilities for Head 
        Start or other early childhood learning 
        programs, for crisis nurseries, or for 
        child visitation centers under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 268.917, 
        and for drop-in centers, recreational 
        space, and other facilities to serve 
        homeless youth under new Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 268.918.  
        Grants for early childhood learning 
        programs may be committed so that 
        recipients may leverage the grants to 
        obtain other money for the program. 
        No project for homeless youth 
        facilities may receive a grant of more 
        than $250,000. 
        At least 25 percent, up to $50,000, of 
        each grant under this section must 
        utilize youthbuild, Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 268.361 to 268.367, or other 
        youth employment and training programs 
        to do the labor portion of the 
        construction.  Eligible programs must 
        consult with appropriate labor 
        organizations to deliver education and 
        training.  In making grants under this 
        section, the commissioner shall use a 
        request for proposal process. 
        Sec. 22.  MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY       
        Subdivision 1.  To the Minnesota
        historical society for the purposes
        specified in this section                             5,950,000 
        Subd. 2.  Historic Site 
        Preservation and Repair                               3,000,000
        For capital repair, reconstruction, or 
        replacement of deferred maintenance 
        needs at state historic sites, 
        buildings, exhibits, markers, and 
        monuments, including restoration of the 
        fire tower at the forest history 
        center.  The society shall determine 
        project priorities as appropriate based 
        on need.  
        Subd. 3.  Historic Site
        Network Master Planning                                 300,000
        For updating of master plans for the 
        state historic sites network.  This 
        appropriation is from the general fund 
        and is available until June 30, 1998.* 
        (The preceding subdivision was vetoed 
        by the governor.) 
        Subd. 4.  County and Local
        Preservation Projects                                   750,000
        To be allocated to county and local 
        jurisdictions as matching money for 
        historic preservation projects of a 
        capital nature.  Grant recipients must 
        be public entities and must match state 
        funds on at least an equal basis.  The 
        facilities must be publicly owned.  
        Subd. 5.  1879 Sibley County
        Courthouse Restoration                                  250,000
        For a grant to the city of Henderson 
        for the restoration, and life safety 
        and handicapped accessibility 
        upgrading, of the 1879 Sibley County 
        Courthouse in preparation for its use 
        as the Joseph R. Brown Interpretive 
        Center. 
        Subd. 6.  St. Anthony Falls
        Heritage Zone Implementation                          1,000,000
        For a grant to the St. Anthony Falls 
        heritage board for capital improvements 
        to implement the comprehensive 
        interpretive development plan for the 
        historic resources of the St. Anthony 
        Falls historic district. 
        Subd. 7.  Battle Point                                   500,000 
        For a grant to independent school 
        district No. 115, Cass Lake-Bena, for 
        capital improvements at the Battle 
        Point historic site.  This 
        appropriation may be supplemented with 
        money from other sources. 
        Subd. 8.  Pickwick Mill                                  150,000 
        For a grant to Winona county for 
        renovation of the historic Pickwick 
        Mill. 
        Sec. 23.  PUBLIC SERVICE                              4,000,000
        To the commissioner of finance for the 
        energy conservation investment loan 
        program in the department of public 
        service under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 216C.37. 
        Sec. 24.  GRANTS TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS
        Subdivision 1.  To the commissioner of
        administration for the purposes specified
        in this section                                      69,410,000
        Subd. 2.  Austin School District No. 492                975,000
        For a grant to independent school 
        district No. 492, Austin, to construct 
        a television transmitter in the 
        Rushford area to broadcast the signal 
        of public television station KSMQ-TV 
        into Fillmore, Houston, and Winona 
        counties, subject to Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 16A.695. 
        Subd. 3.  Family Practice Residency
        Program Grant                                         1,400,000
        For a grant to the city of Duluth for 
        Miller-Dwan hospital, the 
        establishment, administration, 
        management, maintenance, improvement, 
        and financing of which is authorized 
        under Laws 1994, chapter 471.  The 
        grant is for remodeling a clinic 
        building used by a family practice 
        residency program that places 
        two-thirds of its graduates in 
        Minnesota communities outside the 
        seven-county metropolitan area.  The 
        grant is contingent upon a local match 
        of $1 for each $2 of state money. 
        Subd. 4.  Farmamerica                                   400,000
        For a grant to Farmamerica in Waseca 
        county for signage and for hard 
        surfacing of walkways, trails, and 
        roads related to the Farmamerica 
        facility.* (The preceding subdivision 
        was vetoed by the governor.) 
        Subd. 5.  Headwaters Science Grant                      200,000
        For a grant to the city of Bemidji for 
        predesign and design of the headwaters 
        science center.* (The preceding 
        subdivision was vetoed by the governor.)
        Subd. 6.  Lake Superior Center                       10,000,000
        For a grant to the Lake Superior Center 
        authority for costs to design, 
        construct, furnish, and equip the Lake 
        Superior Center in Duluth.  All land, 
        buildings, and capital assets must be 
        owned by the Lake Superior Center 
        authority.  This appropriation is not 
        available until the commissioner of 
        administration has received commitments 
        from the city of Duluth that the city 
        will secure money from nonstate sources 
        to pay the operating costs of the Lake 
        Superior Center, if necessary.  This 
        appropriation is not available until 
        the commissioner of administration has 
        also determined that the match required 
        in Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 2, 
        subdivision 10, of $8,000,000 from 
        federal or nonstate sources, has been 
        committed and that an additional 
        $3,500,000 from nonstate sources has 
        been committed to the project. 
        Subd. 7.  Lake Superior 
        Zoological Gardens                                    1,500,000
        For a grant to the city of Duluth for 
        the purpose of constructing an animal 
        containment facility and new exhibits 
        at the Lake Superior Zoological 
        Gardens.* (The preceding subdivision 
        was vetoed by the governor.) 
        Subd. 8.  Lyn/Lake/Jungle 
        Theatre Performing Arts Center                          335,000
        For a grant to Hennepin county to 
        design, construct, furnish, and equip 
        the Lyn/Lake/Jungle Theatre community 
        performing arts center, subject to 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  
        This appropriation is not available 
        until the commissioner has determined 
        that at least $1,630,000 has been 
        committed by nonstate sources to 
        complete the Lyn/Lake/Jungle Theatre. 
        Subd. 9.  Milwaukee Road
        Depot in Montevideo                                     500,000
        For a grant to the city of Montevideo 
        to restore the Milwaukee Road Depot in 
        Montevideo.* (The preceding 
        subdivision was vetoed by the governor.)
        Subd. 10.  Minneapolis Convention Center             12,000,000 
        For a grant to the city of Minneapolis 
        for land acquisition and related site 
        acquisition costs related to expansion 
        of the Minneapolis convention center. 
        The city shall utilize this grant in 
        such a way as not to compel the 
        legislature in any way to be required 
        to provide subsequent appropriations 
        for this project. 
        As a condition of this grant, the city 
        of Minneapolis shall provide a report 
        to the chairs of the house ways and 
        means committee, house capital 
        investment committee, senate finance 
        committee, and commissioner of finance 
        on or before July 1, 1997, which 
        describes the long-term financing plan 
        for expansion of the convention 
        center.  This financing plan must 
        identify all capital and operating 
        costs associated with the expansion 
        project and identify sources of 
        financing, including alternatives to 
        state participation in capital costs 
        for the project.* (The preceding 
        subdivision was vetoed by the governor.)
        Subd. 11.  Multijurisdictional 
        Reinvestment Programs                                10,000,000 
        For a grant to Hennepin county to carry 
        out projects (a), (b), and (c) in 
        accordance with the multijurisdictional 
        reinvestment program plan established 
        as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 383B.79.  The amount to be 
        spent for each project, if anything, 
        may be determined by Hennepin county. 
        (a) Humboldt Avenue Project.  To 
        acquire land for green space connecting 
        the campuses of three schools in the 
        vicinity of Humboldt Avenue North.  
        Development of the green space, which 
        will be paid for by Hennepin county, 
        will include reclamation of wetland 
        amenities for public use and 
        construction of a parkway.  Hennepin 
        county shall consult with and seek 
        advice from the affected residents, 
        cities, and school districts. 
        (b) 29th Street Corridor.  To design 
        and construct the 29th Street Corridor 
        bikeway and trailway and a greenway 
        connecting it to the Urban Village 
        housing project in Minneapolis. 
        (c) Shingle Creek Pond.  To develop a 
        stormwater retention pond to reduce 
        runoff and minimize pollution of 
        Shingle Creek.  The project must be 
        compatible and consistent with a 
        comprehensive multijurisdictional 
        reinvestment program established under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 383B.79. 
        (d) The government jurisdictions 
        participating in these projects must 
        match in the aggregate the total state 
        contribution under this subdivision on 
        at least a dollar-for-dollar basis.  
        The government jurisdictions, however 
        constituted, may use any nonstate money 
        under their control to meet the match 
        requirement.* (The preceding 
        subdivision was vetoed by the governor.)
        Subd. 12.  Prairieland Expo                            1,500,000
        (a) For a grant to the southwest 
        regional development commission to 
        construct, equip, and furnish a 
        facility to display, preserve, and 
        interpret the history of southwest 
        Minnesota, as authorized in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 462.3911.  The 
        facility is to be known as "Prairieland 
        Expo." 
        (b) The facility must be owned by the 
        southwest regional development 
        commission.  The southwest regional 
        development commission may enter into a 
        lease or management contract with an 
        entity under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.695, for operation, 
        management, and oversight of the 
        facility. 
        (c) This appropriation is not available 
        until the commissioner of 
        administration has determined that the 
        necessary financing to complete the 
        project has been committed by nonstate 
        sources, and the commissioner has 
        received commitments from the southwest 
        regional development commission that 
        the commission will secure money from 
        nonstate sources to pay the operating 
        costs of Prairieland Expo, if necessary.
        Subd. 13.  Science Museum 
        of Minnesota                                         30,000,000
        For a grant to the city of St. Paul to 
        design, construct, furnish, and equip a 
        science museum in St. Paul. 
        This appropriation is not available 
        until matched by at least $59,000,000 
        in nonstate funds and is not available 
        until the city of St. Paul has provided 
        written evidence of the availability of 
        matching funds to the commissioner of 
        finance and the commissioner of finance 
        has determined that all matching 
        requirements of current and prior 
        appropriations for this project have 
        been met.  This is the final state 
        appropriation for this project. 
        Subd. 14.  Stearns County Quarry Park and 
        Nature Preserve                                         250,000
        For a grant to Stearns county to design 
        and develop the first phase of this 
        park.  Eligible project costs include 
        site reclamation and capital 
        improvements to provide public access 
        for trail activities, swimming, scuba, 
        rock climbing, ski touring, mountain 
        biking, and general outdoor recreation. 
        Subd. 15.  Voyageur Center                               350,000 
        For a grant to the city of 
        International Falls for the predesign 
        and design of an interpretive and 
        conference center.  The center shall 
        provide educational opportunities and 
        enhance tourism by presenting 
        information and displays which preserve 
        and interpret the history of the 
        voyageur and related animals, 
        emphasizing the importance of the fur 
        trade to the history and development of 
        the region and the state.  The center 
        shall include conference facilities.  
        The center shall be located in the city 
        of International Falls.  The city may 
        enter into a lease or management 
        contract with a nonprofit entity under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, 
        for operation of the center.  In 
        developing plans for the facility the 
        commissioner must consult with the 
        small business development center 
        located at Rainy River Community 
        College.* (The preceding subdivision 
        was vetoed by the governor.) 
        Sec. 25.  BOND SALE EXPENSES                            608,000
        To the commissioner of finance for bond 
        sale expenses under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.641, subdivision 8. 
           Sec. 26.  Laws 1995, First Special Session chapter 2, 
        article 1, section 13, is amended to read: 
        Sec. 13.  BOND SALE SCHEDULE                                    
        The commissioner of finance shall 
        schedule the sale of state general 
        obligation bonds so that, during the 
        biennium ending June 30, 1997, no more 
        than $458,704,000 $446,840,000 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. 27.  [BOND SALE AUTHORIZATIONS.] 
           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 $597,110,000 in 
        the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the 
        Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.  
           Subd. 2.  [TRANSPORTATION FUND.] To provide the money 
        appropriated in this act from the state transportation fund, the 
        commissioner of finance, on request of the governor, shall sell 
        and issue general obligation bonds of the state in an amount up 
        to $10,000,000 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. 28.  [BOND REAUTHORIZATIONS.] 
           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 $7,000,000 for appropriations 
        from the state transportation fund for railroad assistance, 
        authorized in Laws 1984, chapter 597, section 22; 
           (2) an amount remaining of $2,463,442 for appropriations 
        from the bond proceeds fund for programs of the rural finance 
        authority, authorized in Laws 1986, chapter 398, article 6, 
        section 19, subdivision 1; 
           (3) an amount remaining of $121,756.89 for appropriations 
        from the bond proceeds fund for betterment of state trails, 
        authorized in Laws 1987, chapter 400, section 25, subdivision 1; 
        and 
           (4) an amount remaining of $1,654,993.40 for appropriations 
        from the water pollution control fund for wastewater treatment, 
        authorized in Laws 1987, chapter 400, section 25, subdivision 5. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        16A.28, subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS.] An appropriation for 
        permanent improvements to acquire or better public land or 
        buildings or other public improvements of a capital nature, 
        including the acquisition of real property does not lapse until 
        the purposes of the appropriation are determined by the 
        commissioner, after consultation with the affected agencies, to 
        be accomplished or abandoned.  This subdivision also applies to 
        any part of an appropriation for a fiscal year that has been 
        requisitioned to acquire real property or construct permanent 
        improvements.  An appropriation to pay moving expenses lapses at 
        the end of the third fiscal year during which it was made 
        available.  
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16A.632, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [REPORT.] By January 15 of each year the 
        commissioner of administration, with respect to each state 
        agency, shall submit to the commissioner of finance, the chairs 
        of the finance divisions that oversee the appropriations to that 
        state agency, and to the chairs of the senate finance committee 
        and the house of representatives capital investment committee, a 
        list of the projects in the agency that have been funded with 
        money from the capital asset preservation and replacement 
        account during the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of 
        those priority projects for which CAPRA appropriations will be 
        sought for the agency in that year's legislative session. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16A.641, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [APPROPRIATION OF PROCEEDS.] (a) The proceeds of 
        bonds issued under each law are appropriated for the purposes 
        described in the law and in this subdivision.  This 
        appropriation may never be canceled.  
           (b) Before the proceeds are received in the proper special 
        fund, the commissioner may transfer to that fund from the 
        general fund amounts not exceeding the expected proceeds from 
        the next bond sale.  The commissioner shall return these amounts 
        to the general fund by transferring proceeds when received.  The 
        amounts of these transfers are appropriated from the general 
        fund and from the bond proceeds.  
           (c) Actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses of 
        employees and all other nonsalary expenses incidental to the 
        sale, printing, execution, and delivery of bonds must be paid 
        from the proceeds.  The proceeds are appropriated for this 
        purpose.  Bond proceeds must not be used to pay any part of the 
        salary of a state employee involved in the sale, printing, 
        execution, or delivery of the bonds. 
           (d) Bond proceeds remaining in a special fund after the 
        purposes for which the bonds were issued are accomplished or 
        abandoned, as certified by the head of the agency administering 
        the special fund, or as determined by the commissioner, unless 
        devoted under the appropriation act to another purpose 
        designated in the act, shall be transferred to the state bond 
        fund. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16A.695, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [PROGRAM FUNDING.] Recipients of grants from 
        money appropriated from the bond proceeds fund must demonstrate 
        to the commissioner of the agency making the grant that the 
        recipient has the ability and a plan to fund the program 
        intended for the facility.  A private nonprofit organization 
        that leases or manages a facility acquired or bettered with 
        grant money appropriated from the bond proceeds fund must 
        demonstrate to the commissioner of the agency making the grant 
        that the organization has the ability and a plan to fund the 
        program intended for the facility. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16B.24, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [PROPERTY RENTAL.] (a)  [LEASES.] The 
        commissioner shall rent land and other premises when necessary 
        for state purposes.  Notwithstanding subdivision 6a, paragraph 
        (a), the commissioner may lease land or premises for up to ten 
        years, subject to cancellation upon 30 days' written notice by 
        the state for any reason except rental lease of other 
        non-state-owned land or premises for the same use.  The 
        commissioner may not rent lease non-state-owned land and 
        buildings or substantial portions of land or buildings within 
        the capitol area as defined in section 15.50 unless the 
        commissioner first consults with the capitol area architectural 
        and planning board.  If the commissioner enters into a 
        lease-purchase agreement for buildings or substantial portions 
        of buildings within the capitol area, the commissioner shall 
        require that any new construction of non-state-owned buildings 
        conform to design guidelines of the capitol area architectural 
        and planning board.  Lands needed by the department of 
        transportation for storage of vehicles or road materials may 
        be rented leased for five years or less, such leases for terms 
        over two years being subject to cancellation upon 30 days 
        written notice by the state for any reason except rental lease 
        of other non-state-owned land or premises for the same use.  An 
        agency or department head must consult with the chairs of the 
        house appropriations and senate finance committees before 
        entering into any agreement that would cause an agency's rental 
        costs to increase by ten percent or more per square foot or 
        would increase the number of square feet of office space rented 
        by the agency by 25 percent or more in any fiscal year.  
           (b)  [USE VACANT PUBLIC SPACE.] No agency may initiate or 
        renew a lease for space for its own use in a private building 
        unless the commissioner has thoroughly investigated presently 
        vacant space in public buildings, such as closed school 
        buildings, and found that none is available or use of the space 
        is not feasible, prudent, and cost-effective compared with 
        available alternatives.  
           (c)  [PREFERENCE FOR CERTAIN BUILDINGS.] For needs beyond 
        those which can be accommodated in state-owned buildings, the 
        commissioner shall acquire and utilize space in suitable 
        buildings of historical, architectural, or cultural significance 
        for the purposes of this subdivision unless use of that space is 
        not feasible, prudent and cost-effective compared with available 
        alternatives.  Buildings are of historical, architectural, or 
        cultural significance if they are listed on the national 
        register of historic places, designated by a state or county 
        historical society, or designated by a municipal preservation 
        commission.  
           (d)  [RECYCLING SPACE.] Leases for space of 30 days or more 
        for 5,000 square feet or more must require that space be 
        provided for recyclable materials. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 16B.24, 
        subdivision 6a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6a.  [LEASE WITH OPTION TO BUY LEASE-PURCHASE 
        AGREEMENT; CANCELLATION.] (a) With the approval of the 
        commissioner of finance and the recommendation of the 
        legislative advisory commission, the commissioner of 
        administration may lease land or premises for as long as 20 
        years if the lease agreement provides enter into lease-purchase 
        agreements.  A lease-purchase agreement must provide the 
        state with a unilateral right to purchase all the leased land 
        and premises and if the lease agreement provides for the 
        transfer of the ownership of the leased land and buildings upon 
        normal termination of the lease for an amount not to exceed 
        $1 at specified times for specified amounts.  Under these lease 
        agreements, the lease rental rates shall not be more than market 
        rental rates.  The unilateral right must be available at any 
        time during the lease agreement.  If the commissioner chooses to 
        exercise the option Notwithstanding subdivision 6, the term of 
        the lease may be for more than ten years, but must not exceed 20 
        years.  Prior to exercising the state's right to purchase prior 
        to the normal termination of the lease premises, the 
        commissioner shall obtain the approval of purchase must be 
        approved by an act of the legislature. 
           (b) A lease with option to buy lease-purchase agreement 
        entered into under paragraph (a) is must be subject to 
        cancellation upon 30 days written notice by the state for any 
        reason except rental of other land or premises for the same use. 
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        16B.335, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR REMODELING.] (a) 
        The commissioner, or any other recipient to whom an 
        appropriation is made to acquire or better public lands or 
        buildings or other public improvements of a capital nature, must 
        not prepare final plans and specifications for any construction, 
        major remodeling, or land acquisition in anticipation of which 
        the appropriation was made until the agency that will use the 
        project has presented the program plan and cost estimates for 
        all elements necessary to complete the project to the chair of 
        the senate finance committee and the chair of the house ways and 
        means committee and the chairs have made their recommendations, 
        and the chair of the house capital investment committee is 
        notified.  "Construction or major remodeling" means construction 
        of a new building or substantial alteration of the exterior 
        dimensions or interior configuration of an existing building.  
        The presentation must note any significant changes in the work 
        that will be done, or in its cost, since the appropriation for 
        the project was enacted or from the predesign submittal.  The 
        program plans and estimates must be presented for review at 
        least two weeks before a recommendation is needed.  The 
        recommendations are advisory only.  Failure or refusal to make a 
        recommendation is considered a negative recommendation.  The 
        chairs of the senate finance committee, the house capital 
        investment committee, and the house ways and means committee 
        must also be notified whenever there is a substantial change in 
        a construction or major remodeling project, or in its cost. 
           (b) Capital projects exempt from the requirements of this 
        section include construction, renovation, or improvements to 
        dams, highway rest areas, truck stations, storage facilities not 
        consisting primarily of offices or heated work areas, trails, 
        bike paths, sewer separation projects, water and wastewater 
        facilities, campgrounds, roads, bridges, or any other capital 
        project with a construction cost of less than $200,000. 
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.19, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROCEDURE.] For the purpose of developing 
        the state's agricultural resources by providing for the 
        extension of credit on real estate security and to assure the 
        timely payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds or 
        other obligations issued by the rural finance authority, and 
        upon request of the rural finance authority under section 
        41B.08, the commissioner of finance may at the direction of the 
        authority, issue general obligation bonds of the state in a 
        principal amount not exceeding $50,000,000.  Additional amounts 
        for the same purpose may be authorized from time to time by 
        law.  The bonds must be secured as provided in the Minnesota 
        Constitution, article XI, section 7, and, except as provided in 
        this section, must be issued and secured as provided in section 
        16A.641.  The proceeds of the bonds, except any premium and 
        accrued interest, must be deposited and held in the security 
        account established by this section, and disbursed from, a 
        separate account in the bond proceeds fund and used solely for 
        the purposes specified in this section.  The authority may use 
        the proceeds of the bonds to make direct loans or to purchase 
        participations in qualified agricultural loans as provided in 
        this chapter.  The participations purchased with the bond 
        proceeds must be held as assets of the rural renewal bond 
        account established by subdivision 4 in the state bond fund.  
        The premium and accrued interest, if any, must be deposited in 
        the the rural renewal bond account in the state bond fund. 
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 41B.195, is 
        amended to read: 
           41B.195 [ADDITIONAL USE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.] 
           Notwithstanding the limit set forth in section 41B.19, 
        subdivision 1, the commissioner of finance, upon the request of 
        the rural finance authority, may issue the general obligation 
        bonds authorized by section 41B.19 and use the proceeds of the 
        bonds to purchase participations in qualified agricultural loans 
        if the commissioner determines that it is not practical or 
        efficient to issue revenue bonds under section 41B.08 for the 
        purpose of sections 41B.025, subdivision 5, 41B.037, 41B.038, 
        and 41B.04 as a result of reduced program size or increased 
        program costs.  Subject to the other provisions of this section, 
        the proceeds of the bonds must be deposited, held, and disbursed 
        from a separate account, the bonds are payable from the bond 
        account established by section 41B.19, subdivision 4, and the 
        participations purchased with the bond proceeds must be held as 
        assets of the bond account.  If the rural finance authority 
        later determines to issue revenue bonds under section 41B.08 for 
        the purposes specified in section 41B.04, the commissioner may 
        by order provide for the transfer of all or a portion of the 
        remaining general obligation bond proceeds and interest on them, 
        and all or a portion of the participations purchased with the 
        bond proceeds and proceeds of them, to be transferred to the 
        security account established in section 41B.19, subdivision 5, 
        and used for the purposes specified in section 41B.19, 
        subdivisions 1 and 5. 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 124C.73, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [QUALIFICATION.] A school district that 
        meets the criteria required under subdivision 2 may apply for a 
        grant in an amount up to 50 percent of the approved costs of 
        removing architectural barriers from a building or site.  A 
        grant may not exceed $150,000 to a recipient district in any 
        fiscal year. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 134.45, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [QUALIFICATION.] A public library jurisdiction 
        may apply for a grant in an amount up to $150,000 or 50 percent 
        of the approved costs of removing architectural barriers from a 
        building or site, whichever is less.  Grants may be made only 
        for projects in existing buildings used as a library, or to 
        prepare another existing building for use as a library.  Grants 
        must not be used to pay part of the cost of meeting 
        accessibility requirements in a new building. 
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 134.45, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [AWARD OF GRANTS.] The commissioner, in 
        consultation with the state council on disability, shall examine 
        and consider all applications for grants.  If a public library 
        jurisdiction is found not qualified, the commissioner shall 
        promptly notify it.  The commissioner shall prioritize grants on 
        the following bases:  the degree of collaboration with other 
        public or private agencies, the public library jurisdiction's 
        tax burden, the long-term feasibility of the project, the 
        suitability of the project, and the need for the project.  If 
        the total amount of the applications exceeds the amount that is 
        or can be made available, the commissioner shall award grants 
        according to the commissioner's judgment and discretion and 
        based upon a ranking of the projects according to the factors 
        listed in this subdivision.  The commissioner shall promptly 
        certify to each public library jurisdiction the amount, if any, 
        of the grant awarded to it. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 135A.046, is 
        amended to read: 
           135A.046 [HIGHER EDUCATION ASSET PRESERVATION AND 
        RENEWAL REPLACEMENT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE.] The legislature recognizes that 
        post-secondary governing boards operate campus physical plants 
        that in number, size, and programmatic use differ significantly 
        from the physical plants operated by state departments and 
        agencies.  However, the legislature recognizes the need for 
        standards to aid in categorizing and funding capital projects.  
        The purpose of this section is to provide standards for those 
        higher education projects that are intended to preserve and 
        replace existing campus facilities. 
           Subd. 2.  [STANDARDS.] Capital budget expenditures for 
        Higher Education Asset Preservation and Renewal 
        Replacement (HEAPR) projects must be for one or more of the 
        following:  code compliance including health and safety, 
        Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, hazardous material 
        abatement, access improvement, or air quality improvement; or 
        building or infrastructure repairs necessary to preserve the 
        interior and exterior of existing buildings; or renewal to 
        support the existing programmatic mission of the campuses. 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORTING PRIORITIES.] Each post-secondary 
        governing board shall establish priorities within its HEAPR 
        Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement projects.  
        By December 31 January 15 of each year, it shall submit a list 
        of those priorities for which capital bonding appropriations 
        will be sought in the next legislative session, as well as a 
        list of the projects that have received bond proceeds during 
        that calendar year to the commissioner of finance and to the 
        chairs of the higher education finance divisions, the senate 
        finance committee, and the house of representatives capital 
        investment committee a list of the projects that have been paid 
        for with money from a higher education asset preservation and 
        replacement appropriation during the preceding calendar year as 
        well as a list of those priority projects for which higher 
        education asset preservation and replacement appropriations will 
        be sought in that year's legislative session. 
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        240A.09, is amended to read: 
           240A.09 [PLAN DEVELOPMENT; CRITERIA.] 
           The Minnesota amateur sports commission shall develop a 
        plan to promote the development of proposals for new statewide 
        public ice facilities including proposals for ice centers and 
        matching grants based on the criteria in this section. 
           (a) For ice center proposals, the commission will give 
        priority to proposals that come from more than one local 
        government unit and that,. 
           (b) In the metropolitan area as defined in section 
        473.121, subdivision 2, involve the commission is encouraged to 
        give priority to the following proposals: 
           (1) proposals for construction of at least two or more ice 
        sheets in a single new facility; 
           (2) proposals for construction of an additional sheet of 
        ice at an existing ice center; 
           (3) proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of 
        ice as part of a sports complex with multiple sports facilities; 
        and 
           (4) proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of 
        ice that will be expanded to a two-sheet facility in the future. 
           (b) (c) The commission shall administer a site selection 
        process for the ice centers.  The commission shall invite 
        proposals from cities or counties or consortia of cities.  A 
        proposal for an ice center must include matching contributions 
        including in-kind contributions of land, access roadways and 
        access roadway improvements, and necessary utility services, 
        landscaping, and parking. 
           (c) (d) Proposals for ice centers and matching grants must 
        provide for meeting the demand for ice time for female groups by 
        offering up to 50 percent of prime ice time, as needed, to 
        female groups.  For purposes of this section, prime ice time 
        means the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 
        9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  
           (d) (e) The location for all proposed facilities must be in 
        areas of maximum demonstrated interest and must maximize 
        accessibility to an arterial highway. 
           (e) (f) To the extent possible, all proposed facilities 
        must be dispersed equitably, must be located to maximize 
        potential for full utilization and profitable operation, and 
        must accommodate noncompetitive family and community skating for 
        all ages. 
           (f) (g) The commission may also use the funds to upgrade 
        current facilities, purchase girls' ice time, or conduct amateur 
        women's hockey and other ice sport tournaments. 
           (g) (h) To the extent possible, 50 percent of all grants 
        must be awarded to communities in greater Minnesota.  
           (h) (i) To the extent possible, technical assistance shall 
        be provided to Minnesota communities by the commission on ice 
        arena planning, design, and operation, including the marketing 
        of ice time. 
           (i) (j) The commission may use funds for rehabilitation and 
        renovation grants.  Priority must be given to grant applications 
        for indoor air quality improvements, including zero emission ice 
        resurfacing equipment. 
           (j) At least ten percent of the (k) Grant funds must may be 
        used for ice centers designed for sports other than hockey. 
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 268.917, is 
        amended to read: 
           268.917 [EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING AND CHILD PROTECTION 
        FACILITIES.] 
           The commissioner may make grants to state agencies and 
        political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities 
        for Head Start, early childhood and family education facilities, 
        other early childhood intervention programs, or demonstration 
        family service centers housing multiagency collaboratives, with 
        priority to centers in counties or municipalities with the 
        highest number of children living in poverty.  The commissioner 
        may also make grants to state agencies and political 
        subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities for crisis 
        nurseries, or child visitation centers.  The facilities must be 
        owned by the state or a political subdivision, but may be leased 
        under section 16A.695 to organizations that operate the 
        programs.  The commissioner shall prescribe the terms and 
        conditions of the leases.  A grant for an individual facility 
        must not exceed $200,000.  The commissioner shall give priority 
        to grants that involve collaboration among sponsors of early 
        childhood learning programs under this section.  At least 25 
        percent of the amounts appropriated for these grants must be 
        used in conjunction with the youth employment and training 
        programs operated by the commissioner.  Eligible programs must 
        consult with appropriate labor organizations to deliver 
        education and training. 
           Sec. 44.  [268.918] [HOMELESS YOUTH FACILITIES.] 
           The commissioner may make grants to state agencies and 
        political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities 
        to provide services to homeless or at-risk youth.  The 
        facilities must be owned by the state or a political 
        subdivision, but may be leased under section 16A.695 to 
        organizations that operate the programs.  The commissioner shall 
        prescribe the terms and conditions of the leases.  The 
        commissioner shall give priority to grants that involve 
        collaboration among sponsors of programs.  At least 25 percent 
        of the amounts appropriated for these grants must be used in 
        conjunction with the youth employment and training programs 
        operated by the commissioner.  Eligible programs must consult 
        with appropriate labor organizations to deliver education and 
        training. 
           Sec. 45.  [446A.072] [WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING 
        PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM.] The authority 
        will establish a wastewater infrastructure funding program to 
        provide supplemental assistance to municipalities applying for 
        funding under the water pollution control revolving loan program 
        or the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Economic 
        and Community Development's (USDA/RECD) Water and Waste Disposal 
        Loans and Grants program for the design and planning, 
        improvements to, and construction of municipal wastewater 
        treatment systems. 
           Subd. 2.  [TYPE OF SUPPLEMENTAL ASSISTANCE.] Supplemental 
        assistance shall be in the form of zero percent loans, with loan 
        repayments beginning February 20 or August 20 following the 
        scheduled date of the project obtaining the operational 
        performance standards established by the agency.  Upon receipt 
        of notice from the agency that the project operational 
        performance standards have been met the authority will forgive 
        the scheduled loan repayments made under this section.  If not 
        forgiven, loan repayments shall be deferred upon request from 
        the commissioner of the agency for six-month periods, provided 
        the commissioner has determined that satisfactory progress is 
        being made to achieve project performance or is developing or 
        implementing a corrective action plan. 
           Subd. 3.  [PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.] The authority shall 
        provide supplemental assistance, as provided in subdivision 2, 
        to municipalities demonstrating financial need, as provided in 
        subdivision 4, whose projects have been certified to the 
        authority by the commissioner of the agency.  The authority 
        shall reserve supplemental assistance for projects in order of 
        their priority ranking established by the agency. 
           Subd. 4.  [FUNDING LEVEL.] (a) The authority shall provide 
        supplemental assistance for essential project component costs as 
        certified by the commissioner of the pollution control agency 
        under section 116.182, subdivision 4.  
           (b) A municipality may not receive more than $4,000,000 
        under this section unless specifically approved by law. 
           (c) The authority will calculate the grant amount needed 
        for the essential project component costs by first determining 
        the amount needed to reduce a municipality's monthly residential 
        sewer service charge to $25 or to an annual residential sewer 
        service charge in excess of 1.5 percent of the municipality's 
        median household income, whichever is less, and then multiplying 
        that amount by 80 percent to determine the actual award amount 
        to supplement loans under section 446A.07 or provide up to 
        one-third of the amount of the grant funding level required by 
        USDA/RECD for projects listed on the agency's intended use plan. 
           (d) The authority shall provide supplemental assistance to 
        a municipality that would not otherwise qualify for supplemental 
        assistance if: 
           (1) the municipality voluntarily accepts a sewer connection 
        from another governmental unit to serve residential, industrial, 
        or commercial developments that were completed before March 1, 
        1996, or are on lots whose plats were recorded before that date; 
        and 
           (2) fees charged by the municipality for the connection 
        must take into account state and federal grants used by the 
        municipality for the construction of the treatment plant. 
        The amount of supplemental assistance under this paragraph must 
        be sufficient to reduce debt service payments under section 
        446A.07 to an extent equivalent to a zero percent loan in an 
        amount up to the other governmental unit's project costs 
        necessary for connection.  Eligibility for supplemental 
        assistance under this paragraph ends three years after the 
        agency certifies that the connection has met the operational 
        performance standards established by the agency. 
           Subd. 5.  [APPLICATIONS.] Applications for the wastewater 
        infrastructure funding program must be made to the authority on 
        forms prescribed by the authority and the agency for the water 
        pollution control revolving loan program.  The commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency shall determine if the project 
        meets the criteria in section 116.182.  The commissioner of the 
        pollution control agency shall certify projects to the authority 
        under section 116.182, and shall rank the certified applications 
        in accordance with section 116.182, and determine the essential 
        project component percentage for each certified application. 
           Subd. 6.  [DISBURSEMENTS.] Disbursements made by the 
        authority to recipients must be made for eligible project costs 
        as incurred by the recipients, and must be made by the authority 
        in accordance with the project financing agreement and 
        applicable state and federal laws and rules governing the 
        payments. 
           Subd. 7.  [LOAN REPAYMENTS.] All loan repayments received 
        by the authority under subdivision 2 must be used to provide 
        additional assistance under this section. 
           Subd. 8.  [ELIGIBILITY.] A municipality is eligible only 
        after grant funding from other sources has been applied for, 
        obtained, rejected, or the authority has determined that the 
        potential funding is unlikely. 
           Subd. 9.  [LOAN LIMITATION.] Supplemental assistance may 
        not be used to reduce the sewer service charges of a significant 
        wastewater contributor, or a single user that has caused the 
        need for the project or whose current or projected flow and load 
        exceed one-half of the current wastewater treatment plant's 
        capacity, unless the applicant can demonstrate to the authority 
        that the significant wastewater contributor cannot pay its fair 
        share.  Funding will not be provided for projects that are not 
        qualified for assistance or that would violate the state's 
        constitution or laws regarding the use of funds appropriated for 
        the program. 
           Subd. 10.  [HIGH COST PROJECTS.] The authority shall not 
        award supplemental assistance for projects in excess of $10,000 
        per household unless the agency has ranked the project in the 
        top half of the project priority list.  
           Subd. 11.  [REPORT ON NEEDS.] By October 15 of each 
        odd-numbered year, the authority, in conjunction with the 
        pollution control agency, shall prepare a report to the finance 
        division of the senate environment and natural resources 
        committee and the house environment and natural resources 
        finance committee on wastewater funding assistance needs of 
        municipalities under this section. 
           Subd. 12.  [SYSTEM REPLACEMENT FUND.] Each recipient of 
        assistance under this section shall establish a system 
        replacement fund setting aside a minimum of $.10 per 1,000 
        gallons of flow for major rehabilitation, expansion, or 
        replacement of the treatment plant at the end of its useful 
        life.  Money must remain in the account, for the life of the 
        loan associated with the supplemental assistance under section 
        446A.072, unless use of the fund is approved by the authority 
        for major rehabilitation, expansion, or replacement of the 
        treatment plant.  Failure to maintain the fund will cancel the 
        loan forgiveness provided under section 446A.072, subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        473.894, subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.] The board shall is 
        authorized to set or adopt performance and technical standards 
        for operation of the backbone and subsystems and may modify 
        standards as necessary to meet changing needs. 
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        473.901, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [COSTS COVERED BY FEE.] For each fiscal 
        year beginning with the fiscal year commencing July 1, 
        1995 1997, the amount necessary to pay the following costs shall 
        be paid from money is appropriated to the commissioner of 
        administration for those costs from the 911 emergency telephone 
        service account established under section 403.11: 
           (1) debt service costs and reserves for bonds issued 
        pursuant to section 473.898; 
           (2) repayment of the right-of-way acquisition loans; 
           (3) costs of design, construction, maintenance of, and 
        improvements to those elements of the first phase that support 
        mutual aid communications and emergency medical services; or 
           (4) recurring charges for leased sites and equipment for 
        those elements of the first phase that support actual aid and 
        emergency medical communication services. 
           Money appropriated from the 911 emergency telephone service 
        fee account This appropriation shall be used to pay annual debt 
        service costs and reserves for bonds issued pursuant to section 
        473.898 prior to use of fee money to pay other costs eligible 
        under this subdivision.  In no event shall the money 
        appropriated from the 911 emergency telephone service fee 
        account for the first phase radio system the appropriation for 
        each fiscal year exceed an amount equal to four cents a month 
        for each customer access line or other basic access service, 
        including trunk equivalents as designated by the public 
        utilities commission for access charge purposes and including 
        cellular and other nonwire access services, in the fiscal year. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 475.58, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [PROPER USE OF BOND PROCEEDS.] The proceeds of 
        obligations issued after approval of the electors under this 
        section may only be spent:  (1) for the purposes stated in the 
        ballot language; or (2) to pay, redeem, or defease obligations 
        and interest, penalties, premiums, and costs of issuance of the 
        obligations.  The proceeds may not be spent for a different 
        purpose or for an expansion of the original purpose without the 
        approval by a majority of the electors voting on the question of 
        changing or expanding the purpose of the obligations. 
           Sec. 49.  Laws 1990, chapter 535, section 3, subdivision 3, 
        is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FUNDS.] The corporation may accept and use 
        gifts, grants, or contributions from any source, except that the 
        corporation may not receive state general fund appropriations to 
        support operation of the facility.  If the facility experiences 
        an operating deficit, the corporation and any Minnesota 
        nonprofit corporation with which the corporation enters into 
        management contracts or lease agreements shall rely upon private 
        or local government sources to provide operating funds.  Unless 
        otherwise restricted by the terms of a gift or bequest, the 
        board may sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of, and invest or 
        reinvest the money, securities, or other property given or 
        bequeathed to it.  The principal of these funds, the income from 
        them, and all other revenues received by it from any nonstate 
        source must be placed in the depositories the board determines 
        and is subject to expenditure for the board's purposes.  
        Expenditures of $25,000 or more must be approved by the full 
        board. 
           Sec. 50.  Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 11, subdivision 
        11, as amended by Laws 1995, chapter 208, section 4, is amended 
        to read: 
        Subd. 11.  Northland Community College 
        (a) Integrate community college 
        and technical college                                   100,000
        This appropriation is to prepare design 
        documents for remodeling and new 
        construction necessary for the 
        integration of Northland community 
        college and Thief River Falls technical 
        college.  The project will begin with 
        the integration of the student services 
        area and the learning resources center. 
        (b) Construct regional multievent  
        cultural center athletic facilities                   3,000,000
        This appropriation is to construct 
        athletic facilities that are expected 
        to be part of a regional multievent 
        cultural center.  All cities, counties, 
        and school districts in region 8A, and 
        public post-secondary education systems 
        shall are encouraged to cooperate in 
        the construction and joint use of 
        the facility facilities.  Up to 
        $2,000,000 is available immediately for 
        this project, but the remainder of the 
        money is not available unless matched 
        by an equal amount of money or in-kind 
        contributions from nonstate sources.  
        Nonstate money or in-kind contributions 
        that are raised in excess of the 
        required match may be used to expand 
        the center with additional phases. 
        Predesign plans for the expanded center 
        may be based on the assumption that 
        contributions in excess of the required 
        match will be available to construct 
        it, but design and construction for 
        each phase may not be undertaken until 
        the money necessary to complete the 
        phase has been committed.  
        The nonstate match added to this 
        project is in lieu of the debt service 
        payment assessed to higher education 
        projects. 
           Sec. 51.  Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 19, subdivision 
        8, as amended by Laws 1995, First Special Session chapter 2, 
        article 1, section 45, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 8.  Battle Point 
        Historic Site                                           350,000
        For design of the Battle Point historic 
        site, preliminary plans for which were 
        authorized in Laws 1990, chapter 610, 
        article 1, section 17, and Laws 1992, 
        chapter 558, section 24, subdivision 5. 
        Notwithstanding Laws 1990, chapter 610, 
        article 1, section 17, the planned 
        educational center will be owned by 
        independent school district No. 115, 
        Cass Lake-Bena, and is subject to 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.  
        The center must be constructed on land 
        leased to the school district by the 
        Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians 
        under a ground lease having an initial 
        term of at least 20 years and a total 
        term of at least 40 years, including 
        renewal options.  The school district 
        must contract with the Leech Lake Band 
        to operate the center on behalf of the 
        council school district.  The center 
        and all classes and programs run by or 
        through the center must be open to the 
        public. 
           Sec. 52.  Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 21, subdivision 
        4, as amended by Laws 1995, First Special Session chapter 2, 
        article 1, section 46, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 4.  Tourism and Exposition
        Centers                                               2,200,000
        For two grants to political 
        subdivisions for exhibition space for 
        tourism and exposition centers.  One 
        grant must be for $1,000,000 to the 
        southwest regional development 
        commission for the Prairieland Expo 
        facility to develop construction 
        planning documents for capital 
        improvements and to acquire land for 
        the facility.  This grant is subject to 
        new Minnesota Statutes, section 
        16A.695.  It is the legislature's 
        expectation that the commission will 
        secure a grant from the department of 
        transportation's intermodal surface 
        transportation efficiency act funds.  
        The other grant must be for capital 
        improvements for a publicly owned 
        tourism and exposition center selected 
        by the commissioner and located in 
        northeastern Minnesota, and is not 
        subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 
        16B.335. 
           Sec. 53.  Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 23, subdivision 
        20, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 20.  Local Recreation Grants                    1,400,000
        For matching grants to be provided to 
        local units of government for 
        acquisition, development, or renovation 
        of a capital nature of local park and 
        recreation areas.  Recipients must 
        provide a match of at least one-half of 
        total eligible project costs.  The 
        commissioner shall make payment to 
        local units of government upon 
        receiving documentation of reimbursable 
        expenditures.  The commissioner shall 
        determine project priorities as 
        appropriate based upon need.  
        Of this appropriation, $300,000 is to 
        provide a grant to Winona county for 
        the purchase and development of the 
        scenic vista on Hiawatha-Appleblossom 
        Scenic Drive in Winona county.  These 
        funds must be matched on a 
        dollar-for-dollar basis. 
        $500,000 of this appropriation is for 
        grants to units of government to 
        acquire and better natural and scenic 
        areas under new Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 85.019, subdivision 4a. 
           Sec. 54.  Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 27, subdivision 
        2, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 2.  Marine Education Center                    20,500,000
        To design, construct, furnish, and 
        equip a marine education center and 
        related visitor improvements at the 
        zoo.  This appropriation is intended to 
        complete the project.  
        All of the debt service costs on the 
        bonds sold to finance this project that 
        are due and payable before fiscal year 
        1998 must be paid from dedicated 
        receipts of the Minnesota zoological 
        garden to the commissioner of finance 
        as required by Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.643.  Beginning in fiscal 
        year 1998, 60 percent of the debt 
        service costs on the bonds sold to 
        finance this project must be paid from 
        dedicated receipts of the Minnesota 
        zoological garden to the commissioner 
        of finance as required by Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 16A.643.  
        The board may not institute an 
        admission fee increase before April 1, 
        2000. 
           Sec. 55.  Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 35, subdivision 
        3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [METHOD OF PAYMENT.] The commissioner shall 
        reduce each system's assessment each year under subdivisions 1 
        and 2 by one-third of the net income from investment of general 
        obligation bond proceeds that must be allocated among between 
        the systems in proportion to the amount of principal and 
        interest otherwise required to be paid by each.  Each higher 
        education system shall pay its resulting net assessment to the 
        commissioner of finance by December 1 each year.  If a higher 
        education system fails to make a payment when due, the 
        commissioner of finance shall reduce allotments for 
        appropriations from the general fund otherwise available to the 
        system and apply the amount of the reduction to cover the missed 
        debt service payment.  The commissioner of finance shall credit 
        the payments received from the higher education systems to the 
        bond debt service account in the state bond fund each December 1 
        before money is transferred from the general fund under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641, subdivision 10. 
           Sec. 56.  Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 79, subdivision 
        8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [REALLOCATION OF UNUSED GRANT MONEY.] On December 
        31, 1995 1996, the commissioner shall determine whether any 
        money remains of the appropriations made in 1994 for the 
        purposes of this section.  If any money remains that has not 
        been granted to counties, the commissioner shall invite counties 
        to submit applications for capital improvements to acquire or 
        better publicly owned secure juvenile detention facilities.  The 
        commissioner shall consider the needs of applicants for 
        improvements at the facilities and shall make grants to counties 
        whose needs, in the commissioner's judgment, are greatest. 
           Sec. 57.  [FURNISHINGS.] 
           The house of representatives may spend up to $300,000 from 
        funds carried over from its appropriations for the biennium 
        ending June 30, 1995, for the purchase or renovation of chairs 
        for public rooms in the state office building and the capitol 
        building. 
           Sec. 58.  [DESIGN-BUILD METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION.] 
           Beginning with the capital budget projects approved by law 
        in 1996, the commissioner of administration or the commissioner 
        of transportation may use a design-build method of project 
        development and construction for projects to construct new 
        vehicle and equipment storage or maintenance facilities.  
        "Design-build method of project development and construction" 
        means a project delivery system in which a single contractor is 
        responsible for both the design and the construction of the 
        project.  The commissioner of administration or the commissioner 
        of transportation may select the projects that will be 
        constructed using the design-build method.  Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16B.33, does not apply to the projects selected.  When 
        the design-build method has been used, the commissioners are 
        requested to report to the legislature on the use of the 
        design-build method, including comparative cost analysis, 
        quality of product obtained, advantages and disadvantages of 
        using this method, and the commissioners' recommendations for 
        further use of the design-build method. 
           Sec. 59.  [LAND TRANSFER.] 
           Notwithstanding other law, the board of trustees of the 
        Minnesota state colleges and universities shall without 
        compensation transfer to the school board of independent school 
        district No. 347, Willmar, up to seven acres in the southwest 
        corner of approximately 40 acres of undeveloped technical 
        college property previously transferred by the school board and 
        legally described as "The Southeast Quarter of the Southwest 
        Quarter (SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4) of Section 4, Township 119, Range 
        35."  The number of acres transferred shall be as agreed by the 
        school board and the board of trustees of the Minnesota state 
        colleges and universities.  Unless and until the school board 
        elects to develop this property for its own educational 
        purposes, the board of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges 
        and universities shall have access to the property at no cost 
        for the purpose of agricultural instruction.  If the school 
        board elects to develop the property, it shall do so only for an 
        educational purpose.  The deed of gift must provide that, if the 
        school board develops the property for other than an educational 
        purpose, uses the property without developing it, or no longer 
        desires to hold the property, the property will revert to the 
        state on behalf of the board of trustees of the Minnesota state 
        colleges and universities. 
           Sec. 60.  [REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.] 
           The revisor shall, in Minnesota Statutes, section 116.182, 
        change references to Minnesota Statutes, section "446A.071" to 
        section "446A.072." 
           Sec. 61.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 15.50, subdivision 5; 
        and 446A.071, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8; Minnesota 
        Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 446A.071, subdivision 2; and 
        Laws 1994, chapter 643, section 24, subdivision 3, are repealed. 
           (b) Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116.162, as amended by 
        Laws 1995, chapter 233, article 2, section 56, is repealed. 
           Sec. 62.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
           Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective the day 
        following final enactment.  Section 45 applies to projects 
        contracted for in calendar year 1996 and later.  Section 56 is 
        effective retroactively to December 31, 1995.  Section 61, 
        paragraph (b), is effective December 31, 2000. 
           Presented to the governor April 4, 1996 
           Signed by the governor April 17, 1996, 11:45 a.m.

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