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2013 Minnesota Session Laws

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CHAPTER 137--H.F.No. 1183

An act

relating to state government; appropriating money from the outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, parks and trails fund, and arts and cultural heritage fund; providing for watershed restoration and protection strategies; creating the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission; extending previous appropriations; providing for the allocation of arts and cultural heritage fund to the Minnesota State Arts Board; modifying certain grant eligibility; providing for sale of wine and malt liquor at Capitol cafeteria; requiring Minnesota-made solar photovoltaic modules; requiring report and study;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 10A.01, subdivision 35; 114D.15, by adding a subdivision; 114D.50, subdivision 6, by adding subdivisions; 116G.15, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 7; 129D.17, by adding a subdivision; 129D.19, subdivisions 1, 2; Laws 2001, chapter 193, section 10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 85; 114D; 116; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116.201.

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

ARTICLE 1

OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

Section 1.

OUTDOOR HERITAGE APPROPRIATION.

The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the outdoor heritage fund for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. The "biennium" is fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2014 2015

Sec. 2.

OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 100,050,000 $ -0-

This appropriation is from the outdoor heritage fund. The amounts that may be spent for each purpose are specified in the following subdivisions.

Subd. 2.

Prairies

27,730,000 -0-
(a) Grasslands for the Future

$2,000,000 in the first year is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for a pilot project to acquire permanent conservation easements on grasslands in cooperation with the Minnesota Land Trust and the Conservation Fund. Up to $1,850,000 may be used for agreements with the Minnesota Land Trust to acquire permanent conservation easements and up to $75,000 may be used for establishing monitoring and enforcement funds with the Minnesota Land Trust and the Board of Water and Soil Resources, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. Up to $75,000 may be used for an agreement with the Conservation Fund for professional services. Easements funded under this appropriation are not subject to emergency haying and grazing orders. Any net proceeds accruing to a project partner from real estate transactions related to this project must be used for the purposes outlined in this appropriation. A list of permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area Program - Phase V

$7,960,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire land in fee for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(c) DNR Wildlife Management Area, Scientific and Natural Area, and Native Prairie Bank Easement - Phase V

$4,940,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire land in fee for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8; acquire land in fee for scientific and natural area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5; and acquire native prairie bank easements under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96. Up to $42,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17, for native prairie bank easements. A list of proposed land and permanent conservation easement acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(d) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase IV

$5,310,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with The Nature Conservancy to acquire native prairie, wetland, and savanna and restore and enhance grasslands, wetlands, and savanna. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. Annual income statements and balance sheets for income and expenses from land acquired with this appropriation must be submitted to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council no later than 180 days following the close of The Nature Conservancy's fiscal year.

(e) Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water - Phase III

$3,520,000 in the first year is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to acquire permanent conservation easements to protect and enhance habitat by expanding clean water fund riparian wildlife buffers on private land. Up to $120,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. Easements funded under this appropriation are not subject to emergency haying and grazing orders. A list of permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the final report.

(f) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex - Phase III

$1,780,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Trust for Public Land to acquire and restore lands in the Cannon River watershed for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, or aquatic management area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(g) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase V

$2,220,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to accelerate the restoration and enhancement of wildlife management areas, scientific and natural areas, and land under native prairie bank easements. A list of proposed land restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

Subd. 3.

Forests

7,130,000 -0-
(a) Young Forest Conservation

$1,180,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the American Bird Conservancy to acquire lands in fee to be added to the wildlife management area system under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, and to restore and enhance habitat on publicly protected land. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(b) Camp Ripley Partnership - Phase III

$1,150,000 in the first year is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources and $300,000 in the first year is to the Department of Natural Resources to acquire land in fee to be added to the wildlife management area system under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, and to acquire permanent conservation easements on lands adjacent to the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers and within the boundaries of the Minnesota National Guard Army Compatible Use Buffer. Of the amount appropriated to the Board of Water and Soil Resources, $49,900 is for a grant to the Morrison County Soil and Water Conservation District and up to $33,600 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed land acquisitions and permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(c) Northeastern Minnesota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Habitat Program - Phase IV

$1,180,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever in cooperation with the Minnesota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Society to acquire and enhance lands in Aitkin, Carlton, and Kanabec Counties for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(d) Protect Key Forest Habitat Lands in Cass County - Phase IV

$500,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Cass County to acquire land in fee in Cass County for forest wildlife habitat or to prevent forest fragmentation. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(e) Critical Shoreline Habitat Protection Program - Phase II

$820,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Minnesota Land Trust to acquire permanent conservation easements along rivers and lakes in the northern forest region. Up to $160,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(f) Minnesota Moose Habitat Collaborative - Phase II

$2,000,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association to restore and enhance public forest lands in the northern forest region for moose habitat purposes. A list of proposed land restoration and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

Subd. 4.

Wetlands

31,150,000 -0-
(a) Reinvest in Minnesota Wetlands Reserve Program Partnership - Phase V

$13,390,000 in the first year is to the Board of Soil and Water Resources to acquire permanent conservation easements and restore wetlands and associated upland habitat in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture Wetlands Reserve Program and Ducks Unlimited, including $1,000,000 for an agreement with Ducks Unlimited to provide technical and bioengineering assistance. Up to $120,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the final report.

(b) Accelerating Waterfowl Production Area Acquisition - Phase V

$6,830,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire land in fee to be designated and managed as waterfowl production areas in Minnesota, in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(c) Living Shallow Lakes and Wetland Initiative - Phase III

$3,530,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire land in fee for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(d) Wild Rice Shoreland Protection Program - Phase II

$1,630,000 in the first year is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to acquire in fee wild rice lake shoreland habitat for native wild rice bed protection and to acquire permanent conservation easements in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited. Of this amount, $100,000 is for an agreement with Ducks Unlimited for acquisition of land or interests in land to protect native wild rice beds. Up to $48,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be included as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(e) Wetland Habitat Program

$1,980,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Minnesota Land Trust to acquire permanent conservation easements in high-priority wetland complexes in the prairie and forest/prairie transition regions. Up to $280,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be included as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(f) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetlands Enhancement - Phase V

$1,790,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to enhance and restore shallow lakes, including $210,000 for an agreement with Ducks Unlimited to help implement restorations and enhancements. A list of proposed land restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(g) Pelican Lake Enhancement

$2,000,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Ducks Unlimited to construct a gravity outlet, water control structure, and pump station lift to enhance aquatic habitat in Pelican Lake in Wright County. A list of proposed land restoration and enhancements must be included as part of the required accomplishment plan.

Subd. 5.

Habitats

33,287,000 -0-
(a) DNR Aquatic Habitat - Phase V

$5,250,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire interests in land in fee for aquatic management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02, and to restore and enhance aquatic habitat. A list of proposed land acquisitions and restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(b) Habitat Protection in Dakota County - Phase IV

$4,100,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Dakota County to acquire, restore, and enhance lands in Dakota County for fish and wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, or aquatic management area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02, and to acquire permanent conservation easements and restore and enhance habitats in rivers and lake watersheds in Dakota County. Up to $60,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed land acquisitions and permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(c) Root River Protection and Restoration

$2,750,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for agreements to acquire land in fee for scientific and natural areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 5, and for state forest purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 7, and to acquire permanent conservation easements as follows: $2,122,000 to The Nature Conservancy and $628,000 to the Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $100,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed acquisitions and permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(d) Metro Big Rivers Habitat - Phase IV

$1,720,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for agreements to acquire land in fee and as permanent conservation easements and to restore and enhance natural systems associated with the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix Rivers as follows: $450,000 to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc.; $160,000 to the Friends of the Mississippi; $210,000 to the Great River Greening; $450,000 to the Minnesota Land Trust; and $450,000 to the Trust for Public Land. Up to $80,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed land acquisitions and permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(e) Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

$1,000,000 in the first year is to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to acquire land in fee surrounding Lake Tamarack in Carver County to be added to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. A land description must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(f) Lower Mississippi River Habitat Partnership - Phase III

$1,710,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to enhance aquatic habitat. Of this amount, $450,000 is for an agreement with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to enhance aquatic habitat in the lower Mississippi River watershed. A list of proposed land restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(g) Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement - Phase V

$2,470,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Minnesota Trout Unlimited to restore and enhance coldwater river and stream habitats in Minnesota. A list of proposed land restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(h) Albert Lea Lake Management and Invasive Species Control Structure - Phase III

$1,127,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Shell Rock River Watershed District to construct structural deterrents and lake level controls to enhance aquatic habitat on Albert Lea Lake in Freeborn County. A list of proposed land restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

(i) Metropolitan Regional Parks Wildlife Habitat Protection and Restoration

$6,300,000 in the first year is to the Metropolitan Council for grants to restore and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife in the metropolitan regional parks system. * (The preceding text beginning "$6,300,000 in the first year" was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Funded projects must implement priority natural resource management plan components of regional park master plans approved by the Metropolitan Council.

(j) Outdoor Heritage Conservation Partners Grant Program - Phase V

$6,860,000 is for the outdoor heritage conservation partners program. Of this amount, $3,860,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for a program to provide competitive, matching grants of up to $400,000 to local, regional, state, and national organizations for enhancing, restoring, or protecting forests, wetlands, prairies, and habitat for fish, game, or wildlife in Minnesota. Grants shall not be made for activities required to fulfill the duties of owners of lands subject to conservation easements. Grants shall not be made from this appropriation for projects that have a total project cost exceeding $575,000. Of this appropriation, $366,000 may be spent for personnel costs and other direct and necessary administrative costs. Grantees may acquire land or interests in land. Easements must be permanent. Land acquired in fee must be open to hunting and fishing during the open season unless otherwise provided by state law. The program shall require a match of at least ten percent from nonstate sources for all grants. The match may be cash or in-kind resources. For grant applications of $25,000 or less, the commissioner shall provide a separate, simplified application process. Subject to Minnesota Statutes, the commissioner of natural resources shall, when evaluating projects of equal value, give priority to organizations that have a history of receiving or charter to receive private contributions for local conservation or habitat projects. If acquiring land or a conservation easement, priority shall be given to projects associated with existing wildlife management areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8; scientific and natural areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033 and 86A.05, subdivision 5; and aquatic management areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02. All restoration or enhancement projects must be on land permanently protected by a conservation easement or public ownership or in public waters as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.005, subdivision 15. Priority shall be given to restoration and enhancement projects on public lands. Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 13, applies to grants awarded under this paragraph. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2017. No less than five percent of the amount of each grant must be held back from reimbursement until the grant recipient has completed a grant accomplishment report by the deadline and in the form prescribed by and satisfactory to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. The commissioner shall provide notice of the grant program in the game and fish law summaries that are prepared under Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.051, subdivision 2.

Of this amount, $3,000,000 is for aquatic invasive species grants to tribal and local governments with a delegation agreement under Minnesota Statutes, section 84D.105, subdivision 2, paragraph (g), for education, inspection, and decontamination activities at public water access, and other sites.* Up to four percent of this appropriation may be used to administer the grants. * (The preceding text beginning "Of this amount, $3,000,000" and ending "and other sites." was indicated as vetoed by the governor.)

Subd. 6.

Administration

753,000 -0-
(a) Contract Management

$175,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for contract management duties assigned in this section. The commissioner shall provide an accomplishment plan in the form specified by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council on the expenditure of this appropriation. The accomplishment plan must include a copy of the grant contract template and reimbursement manual. No money may be expended prior to Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council approval of the accomplishment plan.

(b) Legislative Coordinating Commission

$468,000 in the first year is to the Legislative Coordinating Commission for administrative expenses of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council and for compensation and expense reimbursement of council members. Funds in this appropriation are available until June 30, 2015. Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.281, applies to this appropriation.

(c) Technical Evaluation Panel

$45,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for a technical evaluation panel to conduct up to ten restoration evaluations under Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 10.

(d) High-Priority Pre-Transaction Service Acceleration for Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council

$50,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to provide land acquisition pre-transaction services including, but not limited to, appraisals, surveys, or title research for acquisition proposals under consideration by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. A list of activities must be included in the final accomplishment plan.

(e) Legacy Web Site

$15,000 the first year is for the Legislative Coordinating Commission for the Web site required in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision 10.

Subd. 7.

Availability of Appropriation

Money appropriated in this section may not be spent on activities unless they are directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation and are specified in the accomplishment plan approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. Money appropriated in this section must not be spent on indirect costs or other institutional overhead charges that are not directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation. Unless otherwise provided, the amounts in this section are available until June 30, 2016. For acquisition of real property, the amounts in this section are available until June 30, 2017, if a binding agreement with a landowner or purchase agreement is entered into by June 30, 2016, and closed no later than June 30, 2017. Funds for restoration or enhancement are available until June 30, 2018, or four years after acquisition, whichever is later, in order to complete initial restoration or enhancement work. If a project receives federal funds, the time period of the appropriation is extended to equal the availability of federal funding. Funds appropriated for fee title acquisition of land may be used to restore, enhance, and provide for public use of the land acquired with the appropriation. Public use facilities must have a minimal impact on habitat in acquired lands.

Subd. 8.

Payment Conditions and Capital Equipment Expenditures

All agreements referred to in this section must be administered on a reimbursement basis unless otherwise provided in this section. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.41, expenditures directly related to each appropriation's purpose made on or after July 1, 2013, or the date of accomplishment plan approval, whichever is later, are eligible for reimbursement unless otherwise provided in this section. For the purposes of administering appropriations and legislatively authorized agreements paid out of the outdoor heritage fund, an expense must be considered reimbursable by the administering agency when the recipient presents the agency with an invoice or binding agreement with the landowner and the recipient attests that the goods have been received or the landowner agreement is binding. Periodic reimbursement must be made upon receiving documentation that the items articulated in the accomplishment plan approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council have been achieved, including partial achievements as evidenced by progress reports approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. Reasonable amounts may be advanced to projects to accommodate cash flow needs, support future management of acquired lands, or match a federal share. The advances must be approved as part of the accomplishment plan. Capital equipment expenditures for specific items in excess of $10,000 must be itemized in and approved as part of the accomplishment plan.

Subd. 9.

Mapping

Each direct recipient of money appropriated in this section, as well as each recipient of a grant awarded pursuant to this section, must provide geographic information to the Department of Natural Resources for mapping any lands acquired in fee with funds appropriated in this section and open to public taking of fish and game. The commissioner of natural resources shall include the lands acquired in fee with money appropriated in this section on maps showing public recreation opportunities. Maps shall include information on and acknowledgement of the outdoor heritage fund, including a notation of any restrictions.

Subd. 10.

Appropriations Carryforward; Fee Title Acquisition

The availability of the appropriation for the following project is extended to July 1, 2015: Laws 2010, chapter 361, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5, paragraph (h), Washington County St. Croix River Land Protection, and the appropriation may be spent on acquisition of land in fee title to protect habitat associated with the St. Croix River Valley. A list of proposed acquisitions must be provided as part of the accomplishment plan.

Sec. 3.

BIENNIAL RECOMMENDATIONS STUDY.

The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, in consultation with the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources and the outdoor heritage fund, shall examine transitioning to a biennial recommendation process beginning with fiscal year 2016. The council shall submit its recommendations on the biennial process with its recommendations for outdoor heritage fund spending due January 1, 2014, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources and the outdoor heritage fund.

ARTICLE 2

CLEAN WATER FUND

Section 1.

CLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS.

The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the clean water fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2014 2015

Sec. 2.

CLEAN WATER

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 97,301,000 $ 97,680,000

The amounts that may be spent for each purpose are specified in the following sections.

Subd. 2.

Availability of Appropriation

Money appropriated in this article may not be spent on activities unless they are directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation. Money appropriated in this article must be spent in accordance with Minnesota Management and Budget's Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise specified in this article, fiscal year 2014 appropriations are available until June 30, 2015, and fiscal year 2015 appropriations are available until June 30, 2016. If a project receives federal funds, the time period of the appropriation is extended to equal the availability of federal funding.

Sec. 3.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

$ 7,310,000 $ 7,460,000

(a) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the second year are to increase monitoring for pesticides and pesticide degradates in surface water and groundwater and to use data collected to assess pesticide use practices.

(b) $2,500,000 the first year and $2,500,000 the second year are to increase monitoring and evaluate trends in the concentration of nitrates in groundwater in areas vulnerable to groundwater degradation, including a substantial increase of monitoring of private wells in cooperation with the commissioner of health, monitoring for pesticides when nitrates are detected, and promoting and evaluating regional and crop-specific nutrient best management practices to protect groundwater from degradation. Of this amount, $75,000 may be used for accelerating the update for the commercial manure applicator manual. This amount is to be matched with general funds. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2016, when the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions with jurisdiction over agriculture and environment and natural resources policy and finance on the expenditure of these funds, including the progress in preventing groundwater degradation and recommendations. By October 15, 2014, the commissioner shall submit an interim report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions with jurisdiction over agriculture and environment and natural resources policy and finance on the expenditure of these funds, including recommendations.

(c) $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year are for the agriculture best management practices loan program. At least $170,000 each year is for transfer to an agricultural and environmental revolving account created under Minnesota Statutes, section 17.117, subdivision 5a, and is available for pass-through to local government and lenders for low-interest loans under Minnesota Statutes, section 17.117. Any unencumbered balance that is not used for pass-through to local governments does not cancel at the end of the first year and is available for the second year.

(d) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for research, pilot projects, and technical assistance on proper implementation of best management practices and more precise information on nonpoint contributions to impaired waters. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.

(e) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,100,000 the second year are for research to quantify agricultural contributions to impaired waters and for development and evaluation of best management practices to protect and restore water resources while maintaining productivity. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.

(f) $100,000 the first year and $150,000 the second year are for a research inventory database containing water-related research activities. Any information technology development or support or costs necessary for this research inventory database will be incorporated into the agency's service level agreement with and paid to the Office of Enterprise Technology. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.

(g) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are to implement a Minnesota agricultural water quality certification program. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.

(h) $110,000 the first year and $110,000 the second year are to provide funding for a regional irrigation water quality specialist through University of Minnesota Extension.

(i) $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year are to develop and implement a comprehensive, up-to-date instruction system for animal waste technicians who apply manure to the ground for hire.

Sec. 4.

PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY

$ 11,000,000 $ 11,000,000

(a) $9,000,000 the first year and $9,000,000 the second year are for the total maximum daily load grant program under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.073. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.

(b) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year are for small community wastewater treatment grants and loans under Minnesota Statues, section 446A.075. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.

(c) If there are any uncommitted funds at the end of each fiscal year under paragraph (a) or (b), the Public Facilities Authority may transfer the remaining funds to eligible projects under any of the programs listed in this section based on their priority rank on the Pollution Control Agency's project priority list.

Sec. 5.

POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY

$ 28,365,000 $ 28,265,000

(a) $7,600,000 the first year and $7,600,000 the second year are for completion of 20 percent of the needed statewide assessments of surface water quality and trends. Of this amount, $500,000 each year is to monitor and assess contaminants of emerging concern in groundwater and surface water, and $100,000 each year is for grants to the Red River Watershed Management Board to enhance and expand the existing water quality and watershed monitoring river watch activities in the schools in the Red River of the North Watershed. The Red River Watershed Management Board shall provide a report to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency and the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance and policy and the clean water fund by February 15, 2015, on the expenditure of these funds.

(b) $9,400,000 the first year and $9,400,000 the second year are to develop watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), which include total maximum daily load (TMDL) studies and TMDL implementation plans for waters listed on the Unites States Environmental Protection Agency approved impaired waters list in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter 114D. The agency shall complete an average of ten percent of the TMDL's each year over the biennium.

(c) $1,125,000 the first year and $1,125,000 the second year are for groundwater assessment, including enhancing the ambient monitoring network, modeling, and evaluating trends, including the reassessment of groundwater that was assessed ten to 15 years ago and found to be contaminated. By January 15, 2016, the commissioner shall submit a report with recommendations for reducing or preventing groundwater degradation from contaminants to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy and finance.

(d) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the second year are for water quality improvements in the lower St. Louis River and Duluth harbor within the St. Louis River System Area of Concern. This appropriation must be matched at a rate of 65 percent nonstate money to 35 percent state money.

(e) $1,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year are for the clean water partnership program to provide grants to protect and improve the basins and watersheds of the state and provide financial and technical assistance to study waters with nonpoint source pollution problems. Priority shall be given to projects preventing impairments and degradation of lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.20, subdivision 2, clause (4). Any balance remaining in the first year does not cancel and is available for the second year.

(f) $275,000 the first year and $275,000 the second year are for storm water research and guidance.

(g) $1,150,000 the first year and $1,150,000 the second year are for TMDL research and database development.

(h) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are to initiate development of a multiagency watershed database reporting portal. Any information technology development or support or costs necessary for this research inventory database will be incorporated into the agency's service level agreement with and paid to the Office of Enterprise Technology.

(i) $900,000 the first year and $900,000 the second year are for national pollutant discharge elimination system wastewater and storm water TMDL implementation efforts.

(j) $3,250,000 the first year and $3,650,000 the second year are for enhancing the county-level delivery systems for subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS) activities necessary to implement Minnesota Statutes, sections 115.55 and 115.56, for protection of groundwater, including base grants for all counties with SSTS programs and competitive grants to counties with specific plans to significantly reduce water pollution by reducing the number of systems that are an imminent threat to public health or safety or are otherwise failing. Counties that receive base grants must report the number of sewage noncompliant properties upgraded through SSTS replacement, connection to a centralized sewer system, or other means including property abandonment or buy-out. Counties also must report the number of compliance inspections of existing SSTS's conducted in areas under county jurisdiction. These required reports are to be part of established annual reporting for SSTS programs. Counties that conduct SSTS inventories or those with an ordinance in place that requires an SSTS to be inspected as a condition of transferring property or as a condition of obtaining a local permit shall be given priority for competitive grants under this paragraph. Of this amount, $750,000 each year is available to counties for grants to low-income landowners to address systems that pose an imminent threat to public health or safety or fail to protect groundwater. A grant awarded under this paragraph may not exceed $500,000 for the biennium. A county receiving a grant under this paragraph must submit a report to the agency listing the projects funded, including an account of the expenditures.

(k) $1,500,000 the first year is for a competitive grant program for sewer projects that helps protect or restore the water quality of waters in any national park located in the state. Grants may be awarded to local government units and must be matched with 25 percent non-clean-water-fund dollars.

(l) $375,000 the first year and $375,000 the second year are for developing wastewater treatment system designs and practices and providing technical assistance. Of this amount, $145,000 each year is for transfer to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to provide ongoing support for design teams with scientific and technical expertise pertaining to wastewater management and treatment that will include representatives from the University of Minnesota, Pollution Control Agency, and municipal wastewater utilities and other wastewater engineering experts. The design teams shall promote the use of new technology, designs, and practices to address existing and emerging wastewater treatment challenges, including the treatment of wastewater for reuse and the emergence of new and other unregulated contaminants. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2016.

(m) $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the second year are to support activities of the Clean Water Council according to Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.30, subdivision 1.

(n) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2015, as grants or contracts in this section are available until June 30, 2018.

Sec. 6.

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

$ 12,635,000 $ 9,450,000

(a) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year are for stream flow monitoring, including the installation of additional monitoring gauges, and monitoring necessary to determine the relationship between stream flow and groundwater.

(b) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000 the second year are for lake Index of Biological Integrity (IBI) assessments.

(c) $135,000 the first year and $135,000 the second year are for assessing mercury contamination of fish, including monitoring to track the status of waters impaired by mercury and mercury reduction efforts over time.

(d) $1,850,000 the first year and $1,850,000 the second year are for developing targeted, science-based watershed restoration and protection strategies, including regional technical assistance for TMDL plans and development of a watershed assessment tool, in cooperation with the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency. By January 15, 2016, the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy and finance providing the outcomes to lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater achieved with this appropriation and recommendations.

(e) $1,375,000 the first year and $1,375,000 the second year are for water supply planning, aquifer protection, and monitoring activities.

(f) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are for technical assistance to support local implementation of nonpoint source restoration and protection activities, including water quality protection in forested watersheds.

(g) $675,000 the first year and $675,000 the second year are for applied research and tools, including watershed hydrologic modeling; maintaining and updating spatial data for watershed boundaries, streams, and water bodies and integrating high-resolution digital elevation data; assessing effectiveness of forestry best management practices for water quality; and developing an ecological monitoring database.

(h) $615,000 the first year and $615,000 the second year are for developing county geologic atlases.

(i) $85,000 the first year is to develop design standards and best management practices for public water access sites to maintain and improve water quality by avoiding shoreline erosion and runoff.

(j) $3,000,000 the first year is for beginning to develop and designate groundwater management areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.287, subdivision 4. The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency, health, and agriculture, shall establish a uniform statewide hydrogeologic mapping system that will include designated groundwater management areas. The mapping system must include wellhead protection areas, special well construction areas, groundwater provinces, groundwater recharge areas, and other designated or geographical areas related to groundwater. This mapping system shall be used to implement all groundwater-related laws and for reporting and evaluations. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2017.

(k) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for grants to counties and other local units of government to adopt and implement advanced shoreland protection measures. The grants awarded under this paragraph shall be for up to $100,000 and must be used to restore and enhance riparian areas to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams. Grant recipients must submit a report to the commissioner on the outcomes achieved with the grant. To be eligible for a grant under this paragraph, a county or other local unit of government must be adopting or have adopted an ordinance for the subdivision, use, redevelopment, and development of shoreland that has been approved by the commissioner of natural resources as having advanced shoreland protection measures. An ordinance must meet or exceed the following standards:

(1) requires new sewage treatment systems to be set back at least 100 feet from the ordinary high water level for recreational development shorelands and 75 feet for general development lake shorelands;

(2) requires redevelopment and new development on shoreland to have at least a 50-foot vegetative buffer. An access path and recreational use area may be allowed;

(3) requires mitigation when any variance to standards designed to protect lakes, rivers, and streams is granted;

(4) requires best management practices to be used to control storm water and sediment as part of a land alteration;

(5) includes other criteria developed by the commissioner; and

(6) has been adopted by July 1, 2015.

An ordinance that does not exceed all the standards in clauses (1) to (5) is considered to meet the requirement if the commissioner determines that the ordinance provides significantly greater protection for both waters and shoreland than those standards.

The commissioner of natural resources may develop additional criteria for the grants awarded under this paragraph. In developing the criteria, the commissioner shall consider the proposed changes to the department's shoreland rules discussed during the rulemaking process authorized under Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 4, subdivision 3. This appropriation is available until spent.

(l) $100,000 the first year is for the commissioner of natural resources for rulemaking under Minnesota Statutes, section 116G.15, subdivision 7.

Sec. 7.

BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES

$ 30,689,000 $ 34,740,000

(a) $5,000,000 the first year and $7,000,000 the second year are for grants to local government units organized for the management of water in a watershed or subwatershed that have multiyear plans that will result in a significant reduction in water pollution in a selected subwatershed. The grants may be used for the following purposes: establishment of riparian buffers; practices to store water for natural treatment and infiltration, including rain gardens; capturing storm water for reuse; stream bank, shoreland, and ravine stabilization; enforcement activities; and implementation of best management practices for feedlots within riparian areas and other practices demonstrated to be most effective in protecting, enhancing, and restoring water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and protecting groundwater from degradation. Grant recipients must identify a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs. Grant recipients may use other legacy funds to supplement projects funded under this paragraph. Grants awarded under this paragraph are available for four years and priority shall be given to the three to six best designed plans each year. By January 15, 2016, the board shall submit an interim report on the outcomes achieved with this appropriation, including recommendations, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy and finance. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.

(b) $9,705,000 the first year and $10,756,000 the second year are for grants to protect and restore surface water and drinking water; to keep water on the land; to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect groundwater and drinking water, including feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage treatment system (SSTS) projects and stream bank, stream channel, shoreline restoration, and ravine stabilization projects. The projects must use practices demonstrated to be effective, be of long-lasting public benefit, include a match, and be consistent with total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans or local water management plans or their equivalents.

(c) $3,500,000 the first year and $4,500,000 the second year are for targeted local resource protection and enhancement grants for projects and practices that supplement or exceed current state standards for protection, enhancement, and restoration of water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams or that protect groundwater from degradation, including compliance.

(d) $950,000 the first year and $950,000 the second year are to provide state oversight and accountability, evaluate results, and measure the value of conservation program implementation by local governments, including submission to the legislature by March 1 each year an annual report prepared by the board, in consultation with the commissioners of natural resources, health, agriculture, and the Pollution Control Agency, detailing the recipients, projects funded under this section, and the amount of pollution reduced.

(e) $1,700,000 the first year and $1,700,000 the second year are for grants to local units of government to ensure compliance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103E, and sections 103F.401 to 103F.455, including enforcement efforts. Of this amount, $235,000 the first year is to update the Minnesota Public Drainage Manual and the Minnesota Public Drainage Law Overview for Decision Makers and to provide outreach to users.

(f) $6,500,000 the first year and $6,500,000 the second year are to purchase and restore permanent conservation easements on riparian buffers adjacent to lakes, rivers, streams, and tributaries, to keep water on the land in order to decrease sediment, pollutant, and nutrient transport; reduce hydrologic impacts to surface waters; and increase infiltration for groundwater recharge. This appropriation may be used for restoration of riparian buffers protected by easements purchased with this appropriation and for stream bank restorations when the riparian buffers have been restored.

(g) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000 the second year are for permanent conservation easements on wellhead protection areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph (d). Priority must be placed on land that is located where the vulnerability of the drinking water supply is designated as high or very high by the commissioner of health.

(h) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for community partners grants to local units of government for: (1) structural or vegetative management practices that reduce storm water runoff from developed or disturbed lands to reduce the movement of sediment, nutrients, and pollutants for restoration, protection, or enhancement of water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater and drinking water; and (2) installation of proven and effective water retention practices including, but not limited to, rain gardens and other vegetated infiltration basins and sediment control basins in order to keep water on the land. The projects must be of long-lasting public benefit, include a local match, and be consistent with TMDL implementation plans or local water management plans or their equivalents. Local government unit costs may be used as a match.

(i) $84,000 the first year and $84,000 the second year are for a technical evaluation panel to conduct ten restoration evaluations under Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.50, subdivision 6.

(j) $450,000 the first year and $450,000 the second year are for assistance and grants to local governments to transition local water management plans to a watershed approach as provided for in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 103B, 103C, 103D, and 114D.

(k) The board shall contract for services with Conservation Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance, and other activities under this section for up to $500,000 the first year and up to $500,000 the second year.

(l) The board may shift grant or cost-share funds in this section and may adjust the technical and administrative assistance portion of the funds to leverage federal or other nonstate funds or to address oversight responsibilities or high-priority needs identified in local water management plans.

(m) The board shall require grantees to specify the outcomes that will be achieved by the grants prior to any grant awards.

(n) The appropriations in this section are available until June 30, 2018. Returned grant funds are available until expended and shall be regranted consistent with the purposes of this section.

Sec. 8.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

$ 4,635,000 $ 4,635,000

(a) $1,150,000 the first year and $1,150,000 the second year are for addressing public health concerns related to contaminants found in Minnesota drinking water for which no health-based drinking water standards exist, including accelerating the development of health risk limits, including triclosan, and improving the capacity of the department's laboratory to analyze unregulated contaminants.

(b) $1,615,000 the first year and $1,615,000 the second year are for protection of drinking water sources.

(c) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year are for cost-share assistance to public and private well owners for up to 50 percent of the cost of sealing unused wells.

(d) $390,000 the first year and $390,000 the second year are to update and expand the county well index, in cooperation with the commissioner of natural resources.

(e) $325,000 the first year and $325,000 the second year are for studying the occurrence and magnitude of contaminants in private wells and developing guidance to ensure that new well placement minimizes the potential for risks, in cooperation with the commissioner of agriculture.

(f) $105,000 the first year and $105,000 the second year are for monitoring recreational beaches on Lake Superior for pollutants that may pose a public health risk and mitigating sources of bacterial contamination that are identified.

(g) $800,000 the first year and $800,000 the second year are for the development and implementation of a groundwater virus monitoring plan, including an epidemiological study to determine the association between groundwater virus concentration and community illness rates. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2017.

(h) Unless otherwise specified, the appropriations in this section are available until June 30, 2016.

Sec. 9.

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

$ 2,037,000 $ 1,500,000

(a) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for grants or loans for local inflow and infiltration reduction programs addressing high priority areas in the metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2. This appropriation is available until expended.

(b) $537,000 the first year is for an agreement with the United States Geological Survey to investigate groundwater and surface water interaction in and around White Bear Lake and surrounding northeast metropolitan lakes, including seepage rate determinations, water quality of groundwater and surface water, isotope analyses, lake level analyses, water balance determination, and creation of a calibrated groundwater flow model, including a comparison of water levels with lakes bordering the study area. The council shall use the results to prepare guidance for other areas to use in addressing groundwater and surface water interaction issues. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2016.

(c) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year are for metropolitan regional groundwater planning to achieve water supply reliability and sustainability, including determination of a sustainable regional balance of surface water and groundwater, a feasibility assessment of potential solutions to rebalance regional water use and identify potential solutions to address emerging subregional water supply issues such as the northeast metro, and development of an implementation plan that addresses regional targets and timelines and defines short- and medium-term milestones for achieving the desirable surface water and groundwater regional balance. By January 15, 2014, the commissioner shall submit an interim report on the expenditure of this appropriation to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance and policy and the clean water fund.

Sec. 10.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

$ 615,000 $ 615,000

$615,000 the first year and $615,000 the second year are for developing county geologic atlases. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.

Sec. 11.

LEGISLATURE

$ 15,000 $ 15,000

$15,000 the first year and $15,000 the second year are for the Legislative Coordinating Commission for the Web site required in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision 10, including detailed mapping.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.15, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 13.

Watershed restoration and protection strategy or WRAPS.

"Watershed restoration and protection strategy" or "WRAPS" means a document summarizing scientific studies of a major watershed no larger than a hydrologic unit code 8 including the physical, chemical, and biological assessment of the water quality of the watershed; identification of impairments and water bodies in need of protection; identification of biotic stressors and sources of pollution, both point and nonpoint; TMDL's for the impairments; and an implementation table containing strategies and actions designed to achieve and maintain water quality standards and goals.

Sec. 13.

[114D.26] WATERSHED RESTORATION AND PROTECTION STRATEGIES.

Subdivision 1.

Contents.

The Pollution Control Agency shall develop watershed restoration and protection strategies. To ensure effectiveness and accountability in meeting the goals of this chapter, each WRAPS shall:

(1) identify impaired waters and waters in need of protection;

(2) identify biotic stressors causing impairments or threats to water quality;

(3) summarize watershed modeling outputs and resulting pollution load allocations, wasteload allocations, and priority areas for targeting actions to improve water quality;

(4) identify point sources of pollution for which a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit is required under section 115.03;

(5) identify nonpoint sources of pollution for which a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit is not required under section 115.03, with sufficient specificity to prioritize and geographically locate watershed restoration and protection actions;

(6) describe the current pollution loading and load reduction needed for each source or source category to meet water quality standards and goals, including wasteload and load allocations from TMDL's;

(7) contain a plan for ongoing water quality monitoring to fill data gaps, determine changing conditions, and gauge implementation effectiveness; and

(8) contain an implementation table of strategies and actions that are capable of cumulatively achieving needed pollution load reductions for point and nonpoint sources, including:

(i) water quality parameters of concern;

(ii) current water quality conditions;

(iii) water quality goals and targets by parameter of concern;

(iv) strategies and actions by parameter of concern and the scale of adoptions needed for each;

(v) a timeline for achievement of water quality targets;

(vi) the governmental units with primary responsibility for implementing each watershed restoration or protection strategy; and

(vii) a timeline and interim milestones for achievement of watershed restoration or protection implementation actions within ten years of strategy adoption.

Subd. 2.

Reporting.

Beginning July 1, 2016, and every other year thereafter, the Pollution Control Agency must report on its Web site the progress toward implementation milestones and water quality goals for all adopted TMDL's and, where available, WRAPS's.

Subd. 3.

Timelines; administration.

Each year, the Pollution Control Agency must complete WRAPS's for at least ten percent of the state's major watersheds. WRAPS shall be governed by the procedures for approval and notice in section 114D.25, subdivisions 2 and 4, except that WRAPS need not be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 3a.

Nonpoint priority funding plan.

(a) Beginning July 1, 2014, and every other year thereafter, the Board of Water and Soil Resources shall prepare and post on its Web site a priority funding plan to prioritize potential nonpoint restoration and protection actions based on available WRAPS's, TMDL's, and local water plans. The plan must take into account the following factors: water quality outcomes, cost-effectiveness, landowner financial need, and leverage of nonstate funding sources. The plan shall include an estimated range of costs for the prioritized actions.

(b) Consistent with the priorities listed in section 114D.20, state agencies allocating money from the clean water fund for nonpoint restoration and protection strategies shall target the money according to the priorities identified on the nonpoint priority funding plan. The allocation of money from the clean water fund to projects eligible for financial assistance under section 116.182 is not governed by the nonpoint priority funding plan.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 4a.

Riparian buffer payments; reporting.

When clean water funds are used to purchase riparian buffer easements, payments for the first 50 feet of riparian buffer that are noncompliant with Minnesota Rules, part 6120.3300, may not exceed noncropped rates as established under section 103F.515. The Board of Water and Soil Resources must include in its biennial report on clean water fund appropriations the funding spent on easements for riparian buffers that are not compliant with Minnesota Rules, part 6120.3300.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 114D.50, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Restoration evaluations.

The Board of Water and Soil Resources may convene a technical evaluation panel comprised of five members, including one technical representative from the Board of Water and Soil Resources, one technical representative from the Department of Natural Resources, one technical expert from the University of Minnesota or the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and two representatives with expertise related to the project being evaluated. The board may add a technical representative from a unit of federal or local government. The members of the technical evaluation panel may not be associated with the restoration, may vary depending upon the projects being reviewed, and shall avoid any potential conflicts of interest. Each year, the board may assign a coordinator to identify a sample of up to ten habitat restoration projects completed with clean water funding. The coordinator shall secure the restoration plans for the projects specified and direct the technical evaluation panel to evaluate the restorations relative to the law, current science, and the stated goals and standards in the restoration plan and, when applicable, to the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation establishment and enhancement guidelines. The coordinator shall summarize the findings of the panel and provide a report to the chairs of the respective house of representatives and senate policy and finance committees with jurisdiction over natural resources and spending from the clean water fund. The report shall determine if the restorations are meeting planned goals, any problems with the implementation of restorations, and, if necessary, recommendations on improving restorations. The report shall be focused on improving future restorations. Up to one-tenth of one percent of forecasted receipts from the clean water fund may be used for restoration evaluations under this section.

Sec. 17.

[116.202] COAL TAR SEALANT USE AND SALE PROHIBITED.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

The following terms have the meanings given.

(a) "Coal tar sealant product" means a surface applied sealing product containing coal tar, coal tar pitch, coal tar pitch volatiles, or any variation assigned the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) numbers 65996–93–2, 65996-89-6, or 8007-45-2.

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency.

Subd. 2.

Use prohibited.

Except as provided in subdivision 4, a person shall not apply coal tar sealant products on asphalt-paved surfaces.

Subd. 3.

Sale prohibited.

Except as provided in subdivision 4, a person shall not sell a coal tar sealant product that is formulated or marketed for application on asphalt-paved surfaces.

Subd. 4.

Exemptions.

The commissioner may exempt a person from this section if the commissioner determines that one or both of the following apply:

(1) the person is researching the effects of a coal tar sealant product on the environment; or

(2) the person is developing an alternative technology and the use of a coal tar sealant product is required for research or development.

A request for exemption must be made to the commissioner in writing including an explanation of why the exemption is needed for research, or the development of an alternative technology.

Subd. 5.

Compliance and enforcement.

Local units of government may adopt by reference and enforce the provisions of this section. The commissioner may provide technical support to local units of government for compliance and enforcement of this section. The commissioner may respond to compliance and enforcement cases transcending jurisdictional boundaries, cases requiring statewide corrective actions, or requests for assistance or referral from local units of government.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective January 1, 2014.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116G.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Administration; duties.

(a) The commissioner of natural resources, after consultation with affected local units of government within the Mississippi River corridor critical area, may adopt rules under chapter 14 as are necessary for the administration of the Mississippi River corridor critical area program. Duties of the Environmental Quality Council or the Environmental Quality Board referenced in this chapter, related rules, and the governor's Executive Order No. 79-19, published in the State Register on March 12, 1979, that are related to the Mississippi River corridor critical area shall be the duties of the commissioner. All rules adopted by the board pursuant to these duties remain in effect and shall be enforced until amended or repealed by the commissioner in accordance with law. The commissioner shall work in consultation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, the Metropolitan Council, other agencies, and local units of government to ensure that the Mississippi River corridor critical area is managed as a multipurpose resource in a way that:

(1) conserves the scenic, environmental, recreational, mineral, economic, cultural, and historic resources and functions of the river corridor;

(2) maintains the river channel for transportation by providing and maintaining barging and fleeting areas in appropriate locations consistent with the character of the Mississippi River and riverfront;

(3) provides for the continuation and, development, and redevelopment of a variety of urban uses, including industrial and commercial uses, and recreational and residential uses, where appropriate, within the Mississippi River corridor;

(4) utilizes certain reaches of the river as a source of water supply and as a receiving water for properly treated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste effluents; and

(5) protects and preserves the biological and ecological functions of the corridor.

(b) The Metropolitan Council shall incorporate the standards developed under this section into its planning and shall work with local units of government and the commissioner to ensure the standards are being adopted and implemented appropriately.

(c) The rules must be consistent with residential nonconformity provisions under sections 394.36 and 462.357.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116G.15, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Districts.

The commissioner shall establish, by rule, districts within the Mississippi River corridor critical area. The commissioner must seek to determine an appropriate number of districts within any one municipality and take into account municipal plans and policies, and existing ordinances and conditions. The commissioner shall consider the following when establishing the districts:

(1) the protection of the major features of the river in existence as of March 12, 1979;

(2) (1) the protection of improvements such as parks, trails, natural areas, recreational areas, and interpretive centers;

(3) (2) the use of the Mississippi River as a source of drinking water;

(4) (3) the protection of resources identified in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Comprehensive Management Plan;

(5) (4) the protection of resources identified in comprehensive plans developed by counties, cities, and towns within the Mississippi River corridor critical area;

(6) the intent of the Mississippi River corridor critical area land use districts from the governor's Executive Order No. 79-19, published in the State Register on March 12, 1979; and

(5) management of the river corridor consistent with its natural characteristics and its existing development, and in consideration of potential new commercial, industrial, and residential development; and

(7) (6) identified scenic, geologic, and ecological resources.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116G.15, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Standards.

(a) The commissioner shall establish, by rule, minimum guidelines and standards for the districts established in subdivision 3. The guidelines and standards for each district shall include the intent of each district and key resources and features to be protected or enhanced based upon paragraph (b). The commissioner must take into account municipal plans and policies, and existing ordinances and conditions when developing the guidelines in this section. The commissioner may provide certain exceptions and criteria for standards, including, but not limited to, exceptions for river access facilities, water supply facilities, storm water facilities, and wastewater treatment facilities, and hydropower facilities.

(b) The guidelines and standards must protect or enhance the following key resources and features:

(1) floodplains;

(2) wetlands;

(3) gorges;

(4) areas of confluence with key tributaries;

(5) natural drainage routes;

(6) shorelines and riverbanks;

(7) bluffs;

(8) steep slopes and very steep slopes;

(9) unstable soils and bedrock;

(10) significant existing vegetative stands, tree canopies, and native plant communities;

(11) scenic views and vistas;

(12) publicly owned parks, trails, and open spaces;

(13) cultural and historic sites and structures; and

(14) water quality; and

(15) commercial, industrial, and residential resources.

(c) The commissioner shall establish a map to define bluffs and bluff-related features within the Mississippi River corridor critical area. At the outset of the rulemaking process, the commissioner shall create a preliminary map of all the bluffs and bluff lines within the Mississippi River corridor critical area, based on the guidelines in paragraph (d). The rulemaking process shall provide an opportunity to refine the preliminary bluff map. The commissioner may add to or remove areas of demonstrably unique or atypical conditions that warrant special protection or exemption. At the end of the rulemaking process, the commissioner shall adopt a final bluff map that contains associated features, including bluff lines, bases of bluffs, steep slopes, and very steep slopes.

(d) The following guidelines shall be used by the commissioner to create a preliminary bluff map as part of the rulemaking process:

(1) "bluff face" or "bluff" means the area between the bluff line and the bluff base. A high, steep, natural topographic feature such as a broad hill, cliff, or embankment with a slope of 18 percent or greater and a vertical rise of at least ten feet between the bluff base and the bluff line;

(2) "bluff line" means a line delineating the top of a slope connecting the points at which the slope becomes less than 18 percent. More than one bluff line may be encountered proceeding upslope from the river valley;

(3) "base of the bluff" means a line delineating the bottom of a slope connecting the points at which the slope becomes 18 percent or greater. More than one bluff base may be encountered proceeding landward from the water;

(4) "steep slopes" means 12 percent to 18 percent slopes. Steep slopes are natural topographic features with an average slope of 12 to 18 percent measured over a horizontal distance of 50 feet or more; and

(5) "very steep slopes" means slopes 18 percent or greater. Very steep slopes are natural topographic features with an average slope of 18 percent or greater, measured over a horizontal distance of 50 feet or more.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116G.15, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Rules.

The commissioner shall adopt rules to ensure compliance with this section. By January 15, 2010, the commissioner shall begin the rulemaking required by this section under chapter 14. Notwithstanding sections 14.125 and 14.128, the authority to adopt these rules does not expire.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2009.

Sec. 22.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER CORRIDOR CRITICAL AREA REPORT.

By January 15, 2014, the commissioner of natural resources shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions with jurisdiction over natural resources finance and policy and the clean water fund on the status of the rulemaking authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 116G.15.

Sec. 23.

REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116.201, is repealed.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective January 1, 2014.

ARTICLE 3

PARKS AND TRAILS FUND

Section 1.

PARKS AND TRAILS FUND APPROPRIATIONS.

The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the parks and trails fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014 and 2015. All appropriations in this article are onetime.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2014 2015

Sec. 2.

PARKS AND TRAILS

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 42,509,000 $ 42,596,000

The amounts that may be spent for each purpose are specified in the following sections.

Subd. 2.

Availability of Appropriation

Money appropriated in this article may not be spent on activities unless they are directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation. Money appropriated in this article must be spent in accordance with Minnesota Management and Budget's Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise specified in this article, fiscal year 2014 appropriations are available until June 30, 2016, and fiscal year 2015 appropriations are available until June 30, 2017. If a project receives federal funds, the time period of the appropriation is extended to equal the availability of federal funding.

Sec. 3.

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

$ 25,431,000 $ 25,637,000

(a) $16,821,000 the first year and $16,953,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to:

(1) connect people to the outdoors;

(2) acquire land and create opportunities;

(3) maintain existing holdings; and

(4) improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan.

(b) $3,533,000 the first year and $4,078,000 the second year are for grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.535, to acquire, develop, improve, and restore parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2. Up to four percent of the total appropriation may be used for administering the grants.

(c) $4,877,000 the first year and $4,399,000 the second year are for grants for parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the metropolitan area. Of this amount:

(1) $1,338,000 is for development of the Swedish Immigrant Trail, including amenities in Taylors Falls connecting the trail to Interstate State Park;

(2) $75,000 is for rehabilitation of Sunrise Prairie Trail;

(3) $500,000 is for construction of the Lowell to Lakewalk Trail in Duluth;

(4) $1,250,000 is for the Mesabi Trail. Of this amount, $260,000 is for trail connections to connect Grand Rapids, LaPrairie, and Coleraine with the Mesabi Trail;

(5) $920,000 is for extensions and connections to the Rocori Trail;

(6) $1,000,000 is for extensions and connections to the Lake Wobegon Trail;

(7) $100,000 is for the Beaver Bay Trail, including trailhead amenities;

(8) $184,000 is for trail connections and camping facilities in Aitkin County for the Mississippi River parks and water trail project;

(9) $1,000,000 is for trail enhancement, land acquisition, and other improvements at Sauk River Regional Park;

(10) $1,000,000 is for restoration of parks and trails in the Duluth area impacted by the flood of 2012;

(11) $75,000 is for planning and design of trail connections between the cities of Hermantown and Proctor and the Munger State Trail;

(12) $530,000 is for trail improvements on the Duluth Cross City West Trail and the Superior Hiking Trail near the intersection of County State-Aid Highway 91 and Haines Road in St. Louis County;

(13) $750,000 is for park improvements in Paul Bunyan Park and Library Park in the city of Bemidji;

(14) $275,000 is for park improvements at M.B. Johnson Park in the city of Moorhead; and

(15) $279,000 is for park improvements at the Milford Mine Memorial Park in Crow Wing County.

(d) $200,000 the first year and $207,000 the second year are for enhanced, integrated, and accessible Web-based information for park and trail users; joint marketing and promotional efforts for all parks and trails of regional or statewide significance; and support of activities of a parks and trails legacy advisory committee. Of this amount, $100,000 the first year and $103,000 the second year are for Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Commission capacity building.

(e) The commissioner shall contract for services with Conservation Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance, and other activities under this section for at least $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year.

(f) A recipient of a grant awarded under this section must give consideration to Conservation Corps Minnesota for possible use of the corps' services to contract for restoration and enhancement services.

(g) For projects with the potential to need historic preservation services, the commissioner or a recipient of a grant awarded under this section must give consideration to the Northern Bedrock Conservation Corps for possible use of the corps' services.

(h) By January 15, 2015, the commissioner shall submit a list of projects, ranked in priority order, that contains the Department of Natural Resources' recommendations for funding from the parks and trails fund for the 2016-2017 biennium to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources and the parks and trails fund.

Sec. 4.

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

$ 16,821,000 $ 16,953,000

(a) $16,821,000 the first year and $16,953,000 the second year are for parks and trails of regional or statewide significance in the metropolitan area, distributed according to paragraphs (b) to (1). Any funds remaining after completion of the listed project may be spent on projects to support parks and trails by the implementing agency.

(b) $1,443,000 the first year and $1,455,000 the second year are for grants to Anoka County for:

(1) a trail connection for Bunker Hills Regional Park from Avocet Street;

(2) restoration, including erosion repair, along Pleasure Creek and the Mississippi River Regional Trail at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park;

(3) a new playground and surfacing at Lake George Regional Park;

(4) land acquisition for the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve;

(5) improvements at the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve, including maintenance shop rehabilitation, road and parking construction, fencing, beach improvements, and roof repairs;

(6) trail reconstruction under East River Road on the Rice Creek West Regional Trail;

(7) contracts with Conservation Corps Minnesota;

(8) a volunteer or resource coordinator position;

(9) a landscape designer or architect;

(10) design, engineering, and construction of the Central Anoka County Regional Trail;

(11) road rehabilitation at Lake George Regional Park;

(12) reconstruction of a retaining wall on the Mississippi River Regional Trail;

(13) a trail connection on the Mississippi River Regional Trail to connect Mississippi West Regional Park to the city of Ramsey;

(14) improvements of the Heritage Laboratory/Day Camp at the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve; and

(15) trail reconstruction on the Rice Creek North Regional Trail from Lexington Avenue to Golden Lake Elementary School.

(c) $289,000 the first year and $292,000 the second year are for grants to the city of Bloomington to reconstruct parking lots at the Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Park Reserve.

(d) $294,000 the first year and $297,000 the second year are for grants to Carver County to connect the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail and Southwest Regional Trail and for trail and bridge construction on the Minnesota River Bluff Regional Trail.

(e) $1,174,000 the first year and $1,183,000 the second year are for grants to Dakota County for:

(1) engineering to extend the Mississippi River Regional Trail and Big Rivers Regional Trails, including extensions to St. Paul, and to provide a connection to Lilydale Regional Trail;

(2) a trail connection for the Mississippi River Regional Trail to connect St. Paul and to construct a bridge over railroad tracks;

(3) engineering and construction of regional trail segments throughout the county;

(4) engineering and construction of a bridge and trails through the Minnesota Zoological Garden on the North Creek Regional Greenway; and

(5) resource management of the county's parks and trails system.

(f) $3,221,000 the first year and $3,246,000 the second are for grants to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for:

(1) design and construction of trail loops, river access areas, landscapes, and storm water management improvements at Above the Falls Regional Park;

(2) land acquisition at Above the Falls Regional Park;

(3) a master plan and trail design for Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park;

(4) planning and design for the Central Riverfront including the water works and the Mississippi Whitewater Park sites;

(5) trail, path, and shoreline improvements and play area rehabilitation at Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park;

(6) trail, shoreline, water access, picnic, sailboat facility, and concession improvements at Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park;

(7) a bird sanctuary, trail stabilization, habitat restoration, accessibility improvements, and construction of new entrances at Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park;

(8) a trail connection for the Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail below Lyndale Avenue; and

(9) trail work at Theodore Wirth Regional Park.

(g) $1,299,000 the first year and $1,309,000 the second year are for grants to Ramsey County for:

(1) wayfinding for cross-country ski trails at Battle Creek Regional Park, Tamarack Nature Center, and Grass-Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park;

(2) contracts with Conservation Corps Minnesota;

(3) design and construction of an early learning center at Tamarack Nature Center and pedestrian connections, landscape restoration, signage, and other site amenities at Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park;

(4) improvements to Tamarack Nature Center;

(5) building and supporting a volunteer corps for Tamarack Nature Center and Discovery Hollow;

(6) trail development to connect Tamarack Nature Center to the Otter Lake boat launch;

(7) a trail on Vadnais Lake, storm water management improvements, and site amenities at Grass-Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park;

(8) trail development and connection, storm water management improvements, and site amenities at Rice Creek North Regional Trail; and

(9) the Bruce Vento Regional Trail.

(h) $2,378,000 the first year and $2,397,000 the second year are for grants to the city of Saint Paul for:

(1) an education coordinator;

(2) a volunteer coordinator;

(3) Como Regional Park shuttle operation;

(4) a trail connection to connect Harriet Island to the Mississippi Regional Trail;

(5) Estabrook Road reconstruction and lighting upgrades at Como Regional Park; and

(6) a trail connection and railroad bridge reconstruction at Lilydale Regional Park.

(i) $550,000 the first year and $554,000 the second year are for grants to Scott County for construction at Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

(j) $3,669,000 the first year and $3,697,000 the second year are for grants to Three Rivers Park District for:

(1) a trail connection to connect Grand Rounds to Nine Mile Creek Trail;

(2) a trail bridge over County State-Aid Highway 19 for the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail;

(3) trail construction on the Crystal Lake Regional Trail;

(4) trail construction on the Bassett Creek Regional Trail;

(5) trail construction on the Twin Lakes Regional Trail; and

(6) trail construction on the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail.

(k) $821,000 the first year and $827,000 the second year are for grants to Washington County for:

(1) parking, buildings, and other improvements at the Swim Pond in Lake Elmo Park Reserve;

(2) design and construction of the Point Douglas Regional Trail, which connects to Wisconsin; and

(3) paving improvements to Hardwood Creek Regional Trail, which may include new trail sections toward Bald Eagle Regional Park.

(l) $1,682,000 the first year and $1,695,000 the second year are for grants to implementing agencies for land acquisition within Metropolitan Council approved regional parks and trails master plan boundaries as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53, subdivision 3, clause (4).

(m) A recipient of a grant awarded under this section must give consideration to Conservation Corps Minnesota for possible use of corps services to contract for restoration and enhancement services.

(n) For projects with the potential to need historic preservation services, a recipient of a grant awarded under this section must give consideration to the Northern Bedrock Conservation Corps for possible use of the corps' services.

(o) By January 15, 2015, the council shall submit a list of projects, ranked in priority order, that contains the council's recommendations for funding from the parks and trails fund for the 2016 and 2017 biennium to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources and the parks and trails fund.

Sec. 5.

LEGISLATURE

$ 7,000 $ 6,000

$7,000 the first year and $6,000 the second year are for the Legislative Coordinating Commission for the Web site required in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision 10, including detailed mapping.

Sec. 6.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

$ 250,000 $ -0-

$250,000 the first year is for the University of Minnesota Center for Changing Landscapes to update the long-range inventory and framework for an integrated statewide parks and trails network that provides information on the natural resource-based recreational opportunities available throughout the state. The detailed inventory and framework must be updated to include new census data, updated data from the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails study authorized by the 2011 legislature, updated physical information, the adoption of a user-friendly platform for the information, and the development of a standardized survey tool for use by:

(1) the commissioner of natural resources for state parks and trails;

(2) metropolitan area park and trail agencies for metropolitan parks and trails; and

(3) park and trail managers outside the metropolitan area for parks and trails of regional or statewide significance.

In updating the inventory and framework, the Center for Changing Landscapes shall consult with the Department of Natural Resources, the Office of Explore Minnesota Tourism, the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission, the Metropolitan Council, local units of government, park and trail groups, the public, and other stakeholder groups. The Center for Changing Landscapes shall submit a report on the updated inventory and framework and a summary of the inventory to the commissioner of natural resources and to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions having jurisdiction over natural resources policy and finance by February 15, 2015.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 10A.01, subdivision 35, is amended to read:

Subd. 35.

Public official.

"Public official" means any:

(1) member of the legislature;

(2) individual employed by the legislature as secretary of the senate, legislative auditor, chief clerk of the house of representatives, revisor of statutes, or researcher, legislative analyst, or attorney in the Office of Senate Counsel and Research or House Research;

(3) constitutional officer in the executive branch and the officer's chief administrative deputy;

(4) solicitor general or deputy, assistant, or special assistant attorney general;

(5) commissioner, deputy commissioner, or assistant commissioner of any state department or agency as listed in section 15.01 or 15.06, or the state chief information officer;

(6) member, chief administrative officer, or deputy chief administrative officer of a state board or commission that has either the power to adopt, amend, or repeal rules under chapter 14, or the power to adjudicate contested cases or appeals under chapter 14;

(7) individual employed in the executive branch who is authorized to adopt, amend, or repeal rules under chapter 14 or adjudicate contested cases under chapter 14;

(8) executive director of the State Board of Investment;

(9) deputy of any official listed in clauses (7) and (8);

(10) judge of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals;

(11) administrative law judge or compensation judge in the State Office of Administrative Hearings or unemployment law judge in the Department of Employment and Economic Development;

(12) member, regional administrator, division director, general counsel, or operations manager of the Metropolitan Council;

(13) member or chief administrator of a metropolitan agency;

(14) director of the Division of Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement in the Department of Public Safety;

(15) member or executive director of the Higher Education Facilities Authority;

(16) member of the board of directors or president of Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.;

(17) member of the board of directors or executive director of the Minnesota State High School League;

(18) member of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority established in section 473.755;

(19) citizen member of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources;

(20) manager of a watershed district, or member of a watershed management organization as defined under section 103B.205, subdivision 13;

(21) supervisor of a soil and water conservation district;

(22) director of Explore Minnesota Tourism;

(23) citizen member of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council established in section 97A.056;

(24) citizen member of the Clean Water Council established in section 114D.30; or

(25) member or chief executive of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority established in section 473J.07; or

(26) member of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission.

Sec. 8.

[85.536] GREATER MINNESOTA REGIONAL PARKS AND TRAILS COMMISSION.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment; purpose.

The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission is created to undertake system planning and provide recommendations to the legislature for grants funded by the parks and trails fund to counties and cities outside of the seven-county metropolitan area for parks and trails of regional significance.

Subd. 2.

Commission.

The commission shall include 13 members appointed by the governor with two members from each of the regional parks and trails districts determined under subdivision 5 and one member at large. Membership terms, compensation, and removal of members and filling of vacancies are as provided in section 15.0575.

Subd. 3.

First appointments.

The governor shall make the first appointment by June 15, 2013. The governor shall designate six of the first appointees to terms ending on the first Monday in January 2015, and the remainder of the first appointees shall serve terms ending the first Monday in January 2016.

Subd. 4.

First meeting.

The governor or the governor's designee shall convene the first meeting of the commission by July 15, 2013, and shall act as chair until the commission elects a chair. The commission shall elect a chair at its first meeting.

Subd. 5.

Districts; plans and hearings.

(a) The commissioner of natural resources, in consultation with the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Coalition, shall establish six regional parks and trails districts in the state encompassing the area outside the seven-county metropolitan area. The commissioner shall establish districts by combining counties and may not assign a county to more than one district.

(b) The commission shall develop a strategic plan and criteria for determining parks and trails of regional significance that are eligible for funding from the parks and trails fund and meet the criteria under subdivision 6.

(c) Counties within each district may jointly prepare, after consultation with all affected municipalities, and submit to the commission, and from time to time revise and resubmit to the commission, a master plan for the acquisition and development of parks and trails of regional significance located within the district. Districtwide plans and master plans for individual parks and trails must meet the protocols and criteria as set forth in the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails strategic plan. The counties, after consultation with the commission, shall jointly hold a public hearing on the proposed plan and budget at a time and place determined by the counties. Not less than 15 days before the hearing, the counties shall provide notice of the hearing stating the date, time, and place of the hearing and the place where the proposed plan and budget may be examined by any interested person. At any hearing, interested persons shall be permitted to present their views on the plan and budget.

(d) The commission shall review each master plan to determine whether it meets the conditions of subdivision 7. If it does not, the commission shall return the plan with its comments to the district for revision and resubmittal.

Subd. 6.

Regional significance.

The commission must determine whether a park or trail is regionally significant under this section based on the definitions and criteria determined in the Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Strategic Plan, along with the following criteria:

(1) a park must provide a natural resource-based setting and should provide outdoor recreation facilities and multiple activities that are primarily natural resource-based;

(2) a trail must serve more than a local population and where feasible connect to existing or planned state or regional parks or trails;

(3) a park or trail must be utilized by a regional population that may encompass multiple jurisdictions; and

(4) a park may include or a trail may pass unique natural, historic, or cultural features or characteristics.

Subd. 7.

Recommendations.

(a) In recommending grants under this section, the commission shall make recommendations consistent with master plans.

(b) The commission shall determine recommended grant amounts through an adopted merit-based evaluation process that includes the level of local financial support. The evaluation process is not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply.

(c) When recommending grants, the commission shall consider balance of the grant benefits across greater Minnesota.

(d) Grants may be recommended only for parks and trails included in a plan approved by the commission under subdivision 5.

Subd. 8.

Chair.

The commission shall annually elect from among its members a chair and other officers necessary for the performance of its duties.

Subd. 9.

Meetings.

The commission shall meet at least twice each year. Commission meetings are subject to chapter 13D.

Subd. 10.

Report.

The commission shall submit a report by January 15 each year listing its recommendations under subdivision 7, in priority order, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees of the senate and house of representatives with primary jurisdiction over legacy appropriations.

Subd. 11.

Conflict of interest.

A member of the commission may not participate in or vote on a decision of the commission relating to an organization in which the member has either a direct or indirect financial interest.

Subd. 12.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, "commission" means the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission established under this section.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 9.

MISSISSIPPI WHITEWATER PARK.

The appropriation in Laws 2003, chapter 128, article 1, section 5, subdivision 6, from the water recreation account in the natural resources fund for a cooperative project with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to develop the Mississippi Whitewater Park is available until June 30, 2018.

ARTICLE 4

ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND

Section 1.

ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND APPROPRIATIONS.

The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the entities and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the arts and cultural heritage fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014 and 2015. All appropriations in this article are onetime.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2014 2015

Sec. 2.

ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$ 58,309,000 $ 57,659,000

The amounts that may be spent for each purpose are specified in the following subdivisions.

Subd. 2.

Availability of Appropriation

Money appropriated in this article may not be spent on activities unless they are directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation. Money appropriated in this article must not be spent on indirect costs or other institutional overhead charges that are not directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless otherwise specified in this article, fiscal year 2014 appropriations are available until June 30, 2015, and fiscal year 2015 appropriations are available until June 30, 2016. If a project receives federal funds, the time period of the appropriation is extended to equal the availability of federal funding.

Subd. 3.

Minnesota State Arts Board

26,675,000 26,675,000

(a) These amounts are appropriated to the Minnesota State Arts Board for arts, arts education, and arts access. Grant agreements entered into by the Minnesota State Arts Board and other recipients of appropriations in this subdivision shall ensure that these funds are used to supplement and not substitute for traditional sources of funding. Each grant program established within this appropriation shall be separately administered from other state appropriations for program planning and outcome measurements, but may take into consideration other state resources awarded in the selection of applicants and grant award size. If, during the term of a fiscal year 2013 grant agreement between the Minnesota State Arts Board and an arts organization, a lockout occurs, and if the amount of the grant under the agreement exceeds the amount of eligible expenses according to the terms of the agreement, any unexpended funds must be returned to the board at the end of the grant agreement. If a 2013 fiscal year grantee uses grant funds during a lockout, then the commissioner of management and budget shall report on all such uses to the Office of the Legislative Auditor and shall recommend actions that may be taken by the Minnesota State Arts Board to offset such expenditures with reductions in future grants to the organization given by the Minnesota State Arts Board. Any arts and cultural heritage funds returned to the board must be redistributed pursuant to its formulas for distribution of grants to arts organizations. Any arts and cultural heritage funds returned to the Minnesota State Arts Board under this paragraph shall be considered a onetime appropriation and are available until June 30, 2014.

(b) Arts and Arts Access Initiatives

$21,325,000 the first year and $21,325,000 the second year are to support Minnesota artists and arts organizations in creating, producing, and presenting high-quality arts activities; to overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities; and to instill the arts into the community and public life in this state.

(c) Arts Education

$3,760,000 the first year and $3,760,000 the second year are for high-quality, age-appropriate arts education for Minnesotans of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts.

(d) Arts and Cultural Heritage

$1,590,000 the first year and $1,590,000 the second year are for events and activities that represent the diverse cultural arts traditions, including folk and traditional artists and art organizations, represented in this state.

(e) Up to 4.5 percent of the funds appropriated in paragraphs (b) to (d) may be used by the board for administration of grant programs, delivering technical services, providing fiscal oversight for the statewide system, and ensuring accountability.

(f) Thirty percent of the remaining total appropriation to each of the categories listed in paragraphs (b) to (d) is for grants to the regional arts councils. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, regional arts council grants or other arts council grants for touring programs, projects, or exhibits shall be able to tour in their own region as well as all other regions of the state.

(g) Any unencumbered balance remaining under this section in the first year does not cancel, but is available for the second year of the biennium.

Subd. 4.

Department of Education

3,000,000 3,000,000

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. These funds shall be allocated using the formula in Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with the remaining 25 percent to be distributed to all qualifying systems in an amount proportionate to the number of qualifying system entities in each system. For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying system entity" means a public library, a regional library system, a regional library system headquarters, a county, or an outreach service program. These funds may be used to sponsor programs provided by regional libraries or to provide grants to local arts and cultural heritage programs for programs in partnership with regional libraries. These funds shall be distributed in ten equal payments per year. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2015, as grants or contracts in this subdivision are available until June 30, 2017.

Subd. 5.

Minnesota Historical Society

13,800,000 14,075,000

(a) These amounts are appropriated to the governing board of the Minnesota Historical Society to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and its cultural and historical resources. Grant agreements entered into by the Minnesota Historical Society and other recipients of appropriations in this subdivision must ensure that these funds are used to supplement and not substitute for traditional sources of funding. Funds directly appropriated to the Minnesota Historical Society shall be used to supplement, and not substitute for, traditional sources of funding. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, for historic preservation projects that improve historic structures, the amounts are available until June 30, 2017. The Minnesota Historical Society or grant recipients of the Minnesota Historical Society using arts and cultural heritage funds under this subdivision must give consideration to Conservation Corps Minnesota and Northern Bedrock Conservation Corps, or an organization carrying out similar work, for projects with the potential to need historic preservation services.

(b) Historical Grants and Programs
(1) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants

$5,525,000 the first year and $5,675,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grant process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grant mechanisms, with assistance from the advisory committee created under Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), item (ii).

(2) Programs

$5,525,000 the first year and $5,675,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

(3) History Partnerships

$2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

(4) Statewide Survey of Historical and Archaeological Sites

$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the second year are for a contract or contracts to be awarded on a competitive basis to conduct statewide surveys of Minnesota's sites of historical, archaeological, and cultural significance. Results of the surveys must be published in a searchable form and available to the public on a cost-free basis. The Minnesota Historical Society, the Office of the State Archaeologist, and the Indian Affairs Council shall each appoint a representative to an oversight board to select contractors and direct the conduct of the surveys. The oversight board shall consult with the Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources.

(5) Digital Library

$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the second year are for a digital library project to preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota images, documents, and historical materials. The Minnesota Historical Society shall cooperate with the Minitex interlibrary loan system and shall jointly share this appropriation for these purposes.

(6) Civil War Task Force

$25,000 the first year is to the Civil War Task Force for activities that commemorate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the Dakota Conflict, as recommended by the Civil War Commemoration Task Force established in Executive Order 11-15 (2011).

(c) Civics Programs

$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year are for grants to Kids Voting St. Paul, Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, and YMCA Youth in Government, to conduct civics education programs for the civic and cultural development of Minnesota youth. Civic education is the study of constitutional principles and the democratic foundation of our national, state, and local institutions and the study of political processes and structures of government, grounded in the understanding of constitutional government under the rule of law.

Subd. 6.

Department of Administration

9,605,000 8,925,000

(a) These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of administration for grants to the named organizations for the purposes specified in this subdivision. Up to one percent of funds may be used by the commissioner for grants administration.

(b) Grant agreements entered into by the commissioner and recipients of appropriations in this subdivision must ensure that money appropriated in this subdivision is used to supplement and not substitute for traditional sources of funding.

(c) Minnesota Public Radio

$1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for Minnesota Public Radio to create programming and expand news service on Minnesota's cultural heritage and history.

(d) Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations

$1,650,000 the first year and $1,650,000 the second year are appropriated for a grant to the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations for production and acquisition grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.19.

(e) Lake Superior Center Authority

$200,000 the first year is for development of an exhibit to examine the effect that aquatic environments have on shipwrecks and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. Priority should be given to projects that have a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs.

(f) Lake Superior Zoo

$150,000 each year is for development of the forest discovery zone to create educational exhibits using animals and the environment. Priority should be given to projects that have a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs.

(g) Como Park Zoo

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for the Como Park Zoo for program development. Priority should be given to projects that have a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs.

(h) Science Museum of Minnesota

$1,100,000 the first year and $1,100,000 the second year are for programs described in this paragraph. Grant recipients must provide a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs:

(1) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage including student and teacher outreach and expansion of the museum's American Indian initiatives; and

(2) $600,000 each year is for a grant to upgrade the Science Museum's Omnitheater audio and projection systems.

(i) Public Television

$3,950,000 the first year and $3,950,000 the second year are for grants to the Minnesota Public Television Association for production and acquisition grants according to Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.18.

(j) Small Theatre Grants

$75,000 each year is for grants to theatres in Minnesota to purchase and install digital projection technology to allow continued access to films. Priority for grants is to theaters that have exclusively 35 millimeter projection systems in communities with few available theaters or to small theaters with only one screen. Priority should be given to projects that have a nonstate cash match of at least 65 percent of the total eligible project costs.

(k) Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center

$400,000 the first year is for a grant to the Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.

(l) Veterans Memorial Parks

$80,000 the first year is for at least four grants to local units of government for veterans memorials in municipal parks to preserve the culture and heritage of Minnesota. The local unit of government must provide a nonstate cash match equal to the amount of the grant received under this paragraph.

Subd. 7.

Minnesota Humanities Center

1,725,000 1,525,000

(a) These amounts are appropriated to the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Humanities Center for the purposes specified in this subdivision. The Minnesota Humanities Center may use a portion of the following grants to cover the cost of administering, planning, evaluating, and reporting these grants.

(b) Programs and Purposes

$425,000 the first year and $425,000 the second year are for programs and purposes of the Minnesota Humanities Center. Of this amount, $100,000 each year may be used for the veterans' voices program.

The Minnesota Humanities Center may consider museums and organizations celebrating the identities of Minnesotans for grants from these funds. The Minnesota Humanities Center may develop a written plan for the competitive issuance of these grants and, if developed, shall submit that plan for review and approval by the Department of Administration.

(c) Children's Museum Grants

$1,100,000 the first year and $900,000 the second year are for arts and cultural heritage grants to children's museums.

Of this amount, $600,000 the first year and $400,000 the second year are for the Minnesota Children's Museum, $200,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum, $100,000 each year is for the Grand Rapids Children's Museum, and $200,000 each year is for the Southern Minnesota Children's Museum.

(d) Council on Disability

$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year are for a grant to the Minnesota State Council on Disability to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, and cultural heritage of Minnesotans with disabilities in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If the amount in the first year is insufficient, the amount in the second year is available in the first year. These funds are available until June 30, 2016.

Subd. 8.

Perpich Center for Arts Education

795,000 750,000

(a) These amounts are appropriated to the Board of Directors of the Perpich Center for Arts Education for the following programs. Money appropriated in this subdivision must not be used to purchase or lease a school facility previously operated by the East Metro Integration District No. 6067 or to continue any programs that were administered by the district.

(b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2015, are available until June 30, 2017.

(c) Administrative Costs

$20,000 the first year and $20,000 the second year are for administrative costs.

(d) Arts Integration

$775,000 the first year and $730,000 the second year are for the arts integration program to increase the capacity of teachers to design, implement, and assess collaborative arts integration in Minnesota schools and the capacity of administrators to support this instructional strategy, to improve standards-based student learning through collaborative arts integration, and to develop arts-integrated courses to be implemented in the 2015-2016 school year.

Subd. 9.

Minnesota Zoo

1,750,000 1,750,000

These amounts are appropriated to the Minnesota Zoological Board for programs and development of the Minnesota Zoological Garden and to provide access to the arts, arts education, and cultural heritage of Minnesota.

Subd. 10.

Indian Affairs Council

950,000 950,000

(a) These amounts are appropriated to the Indian Affairs Council for the purposes identified in this subdivision.

(b) Grants to Preserve Dakota and Ojibwe Language

$475,000 the first year and $475,000 the second year are for grants for programs that preserve Dakota and Ojibwe Indian language and to foster educational programs in Dakota and Ojibwe languages.

(c) Language Immersion

$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year are for grants of $125,000 each year to the Niigaane Ojibwe Immersion School and the Wicoie Nandagikendan urban immersion project.

(d) Competitive Grants for Language Immersion

$225,000 the first year and $225,000 the second year are for competitive grants for language immersion programs.

Subd. 11.

Legislature

9,000 9,000

This amount is appropriated to the Legislative Coordinating Commission to operate the Web site for dedicated funds required under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision 10.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.17, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 4.

Minnesota State Arts Board allocation.

At least 47 percent of the money deposited in the arts and cultural heritage fund must be for grants and services awarded through the Minnesota State Arts Board, or regional arts councils subject to appropriation.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Applicability.

This section applies only to the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations and the noncommercial radio stations that are members of the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 129D.19, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Use of grant funds.

Money appropriated from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund may be designated to make grants to the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations and its member stations and noncommercial radio stations, as defined in section 129D.14, subdivision 2. Grants received under this section must be used to create, produce, acquire, or distribute programs that educate, enhance, or promote local, regional, or statewide items of artistic, cultural, or historic significance. Grant funds may be used to cover any expenses associated with the creation, production, acquisition, or distribution of noncommercial radio programs through broadcast.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 6.

Laws 2001, chapter 193, section 10, is amended to read:

Sec. 10.

CAPITOL CAFETERIA; WINE AND BEER LICENSE.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.412, subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (2), the city of St. Paul may issue an on-sale wine and malt liquor license for the premises known as the capitol cafeteria, for special events held at the capitol cafeteria. to the Capitol cafeteria, also called the Rathskeller Café. The commissioner of administration must enter into an agreement with the food service vendor or another vendor on all matters related to the sale of wine and malt liquor in the Capitol. Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.275, does not apply to the sale of wine and malt liquor in the Capitol cafeteria and all profits earned by the Department of Administration from the sale of wine and malt liquor in the Capitol must be deposited in the arts and cultural heritage fund. The Capitol cafeteria must sell wine and malt liquor that are made in Minnesota.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day after the governing body of St. Paul and its chief clerical officer timely complete compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.

ARTICLE 5

GENERAL PROVISIONS; ALL LEGACY FUNDS

Section 1.

COMMISSIONER DETERMINATION; FUND AVAILABILITY.

The commissioner of management and budget shall determine if sufficient funds are available in the four legacy funds to allow payment of all appropriations made by the legislature. If the commissioner determines that a shortfall in available revenues will limit the availability of appropriations of the legacy funds, the commissioner must withhold payment of each appropriation in an equal or equitable amount, as needed to balance available revenue with expenditures from each fund. The commissioner must report all reductions required under this section to the Legislative Advisory Commission in a timely fashion.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 2.

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES.

No solar photovoltaic module may be installed that is financed directly or indirectly, wholly or in part, with money appropriated in this act, unless the solar photovoltaic module is made in Minnesota as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 216C.411, paragraph (a).

Presented to the governor May 22, 2013

Signed by the governor May 23, 2013, 10:14 a.m.

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