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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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