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CHAPTER 258--H.F.No. 2959
An act
relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and
better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with
certain conditions; establishing new programs and modifying existing programs;
authorizing the sale of state bonds; appropriating money;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 16A.11, subdivision 1; 16A.86, subdivisions 2, 4; 85.015,
by adding a subdivision; 136F.98, subdivision 1; 222.49; 446A.12, subdivision 1;
Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, sections 85.019, subdivision 2; 245.036;
Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section 7, subdivision 21, as amended; Laws
2002, chapter 393, section 19, subdivision 2; Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1,
sections 5, subdivision 2; 7, subdivision 14; 10, subdivision 2; 19, subdivision
6; 20, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 23, subdivisions 3, 12, as amended; 27; Laws 2005,
chapter 152, article 1, section 39, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16B; 86A; 116J; 241.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:


Section 1. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
The sums shown in the column under "APPROPRIATIONS" are appropriated from
the bond proceeds fund, or another named fund, to the state agencies or officials indicated,
to be spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as
authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph (a), to acquire
and better public land and buildings and other public improvements of the capital nature,
or as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraphs (b) to (j),
or article XIV. Unless otherwise specified, the appropriations in this act are available until
the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642.

SUMMARY

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
$
115,733,000

MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
191,430,000

EDUCATION
17,200,000

MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES
2,534,000

PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION
1,051,000

NATURAL RESOURCES
100,704,000

POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
17,300,000

BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES
7,900,000

AGRICULTURE
1,500,000

ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
15,000,000

ADMINISTRATION
9,250,000

CAPITOL AREA ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING BOARD
2,400,000

MILITARY AFFAIRS
7,579,000

PUBLIC SAFETY
1,000,000

TRANSPORTATION
143,000,000

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
55,962,000

HUMAN SERVICES
58,321,000

VETERANS HOMES BOARD
12,090,000

CORRECTIONS
61,065,000

EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
160,642,000

HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY
19,500,000

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
5,672,000

BOND SALE EXPENSES
948,000

CANCELLATIONS
(7,800,000)

TOTAL
$
999,980,000

Bond Proceeds Fund (General Fund Debt Service)
874,737,000

Bond Proceeds Fund (User Financed Debt Service)
50,343,000

Maximum Effort School Loan Fund
10,700,000

State Transportation Fund
71,000,000

General Fund
1,000,000

Bond Proceeds Cancellations
(7,800,000)

APPROPRIATIONS

$


Sec. 2. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA



Subdivision 1.To the Board of Regents of
the University of Minnesota for the purposes
specified in this section
115,733,000


Subd. 2.Higher education asset preservation
and replacement (HEAPR)
30,000,000
To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046.

Subd. 3.Duluth Campus

Labovitz School of Business
15,333,000
To construct, furnish, and equip a new
building for the Labovitz School of Business
and Economics to include classrooms,
offices, teaching laboratories, student
services, administrative support services, and
utility upgrades.

Subd. 4.Twin Cities Campus

(a) Carlson School of Management
26,600,000
To design and construct a new facility to
include classrooms, teaching laboratories,
student services, administrative support
services, and office space for the Department
of Economics.


(b) Medical Biosciences Building Phase 1 and
utility upgrade
40,000,000
To design and construct a new medical
biosciences building to include research
laboratories, lab support facilities, faculty
offices, and support services. Necessary
utility upgrades are included.

Subd. 5.University Research Centers


(a) Cedar Creek Natural History Area, East
Bethel
500,000
To design, construct, furnish, and equip new
housing for students and faculty, including
visiting faculty and researchers.

(b) Cloquet Forestry Center Classroom Addition
500,000
To design, construct, furnish, and equip
an addition to the administration building
for offices, expanded classrooms, and
educational support services. Included are
HVAC upgrades.

(c) West Regional Outreach Center, Morris
2,500,000
To construct, furnish, and equip a facility for
the wind energy to hydrogen to anhydrous
ammonia pilot project


Subd. 6.Willmar, Minnesota Poultry Testing
Laboratory
300,000
For a grant to the Minnesota Poultry Testing
Laboratory in Willmar to design, construct,
furnish, and equip the renovation of the
laboratory to substantially improve the
laboratory's efficiency and ability to meeting
testing requirements and effectively serve its
expanding client base.


Subd. 7.Dakota County Technical College
Land Use
The Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota is requested to continue the lease
of 105 acres at the Dakota County Technical
College for the period ending June 30, 2008,
at the annual rate of $54,000.

Subd. 8.University Share
Except for Higher Education Asset
Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR)
under subdivision 2, and the appropriation
under subdivision 6, the appropriations in this
section are intended to cover approximately
two-thirds of the cost of each project. The
remaining costs must be paid from university
sources.

Subd. 9.Unspent Appropriations
Upon substantial completion of a project
authorized in this section and after written
notice to the commissioner of finance, the
Board of Regents must use any money
remaining in the appropriation for that
project for HEAPR under Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046. The Board
of Regents must report by February 1 of
each even-numbered year to the chairs
of the house and senate committees with
jurisdiction over capital investments and
higher education finance, and to the chairs of
the house Ways and Means Committee and
the senate Finance Committee, on how the
remaining money has been allocated or spent.



Sec. 3. MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES
AND UNIVERSITIES



Subdivision 1.To the Board of Trustees of the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for
the purposes specified in this section
191,430,000


Subd. 2.Higher education asset preservation
and replacement
40,000,000
This appropriation is for the purposes
specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
135A.046.

Subd. 3.Alexandria Technical College


Law Enforcement Center
400,000
To design a new Law Enforcement Center
and related classroom renovation.

Subd. 4.Bemidji State University

Sattgast Hall
700,000
To design an addition to and renovation of
Sattgast Science Hall and to abate hazardous
materials.

Subd. 5.Century College


Science Instruction and Learning Resource
Center
19,900,000
To construct, furnish, and equip a new
science instruction and learning resource
center building on the east campus in Phase
1.


Subd. 6.Fond du Lac Tribal and Community
College

Library and Cultural Center
12,390,000
To construct, furnish, and equip an addition
and a renovation for a library and learning
resource center, and an addition for law
enforcement, nursing education, cultural
center, and related spaces.

Subd. 7.Inver Hills Community College

Fine Arts Building
700,000
To design a classroom addition to and
renovation of the Fine Arts building.


Subd. 8.Lake Superior Community and
Technical College

Health and Science Center
420,000
To design a two-phased project to construct
a health and science center addition and to
renovate existing spaces.

Subd. 9.Metropolitan State University

(a) Smart Classroom Center
300,000
To design two floors of technology-enhanced
classrooms and academic offices above the
power plant.

(b) Law Enforcement Center
350,000
To design, in cooperation with Minneapolis
Community and Technical College, a joint
law enforcement skills training facility
for all metro area public higher education
institutions, to be located on the campus of
Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn
Park.


Subd. 10.Minneapolis Community and
Technical College

Science and Allied Health Training Center
18,874,000
To complete the design of and to renovate,
furnish, and equip spaces for science,
nursing, and allied healthcare programs
to include classrooms, laboratories, and
ancillary spaces, in cooperation with
Metropolitan State University. To renovate,
furnish, and equip science laboratories in
Kopp Hall for general classroom instruction.


Subd. 11.Minnesota State College -
Southeast Technical College, Red Wing

Learning Resource Center and Student Services
4,855,000
To complete design and to renovate, furnish,
and equip spaces for a library, learning
resource center, information technology,
student services and commons, bookstore,
administration, music instrument repair, and
allied health classrooms and laboratories,
and to construct an entryway addition.


Subd. 12. Minnesota State University
Mankato

Trafton Hall, Phase 1
32,900,000
To construct, furnish, and equip an addition
to Trafton Hall for classrooms, science
laboratories, and related offices, and to
construct, furnish, and equip renovations to
Trafton Hall North in Phase 1 to consolidate
all engineering departments. University
funds may be added to this appropriation up
to a total project cost of $33,250,000.


Subd. 13.Minnesota State University,
Moorhead

(a) Lommen Hall
300,000
To design the renovation of Lommen Hall
and design construction of an addition to the
basement.

(b) MacLean Hall renovation
9,680,000
To renovate, furnish, and equip MacLean
Hall for classrooms, laboratories, and related
offices, and construct a new stairwell.

Subd. 14.Normandale Community College

Fine Arts Building
5,125,000
To design, construct, furnish, and equip
an addition to the Fine Arts Building and
the renovation of the Fine Arts Building to
provide classrooms, laboratories, and, in
cooperation with Minnesota State University,
Mankato, a teacher preparation department.
The project will also design an addition to the
Health and Wellness Building and renovation
of the building.


Subd. 15.North Hennepin Community
College

Center for Business and Technology
350,000
To design a Business and Technology
Building addition and the renovation of the
Career and Continuing Education Building.


Subd. 16.Northland Community and
Technical College, East Grand Forks


Nursing, Health Care, and Learning Resources
Center
300,000
To design a nursing addition and renovation
of spaces for allied health laboratories,
library, learning resource center, student
commons, bookstore, classrooms, ancillary
spaces, and boiler system expansion.



Subd. 17.Northeast Higher Education
District, Mesabi Range Community and
Technical College, Eveleth

Technical Laboratory Building
300,000
To design shop space to house the Industrial
Mechanical Technology and Carpentry
programs, renovate existing space for
restrooms that comply with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, and replace the boiler,
piping, and ventilation.

Subd. 18. St. Cloud State University

(a) Robert A. Wick Science Building
14,000,000
To design, construct, furnish, and equip an
addition to and renovation of the Robert
A. Wick Science Building for classrooms,
science laboratories, and related offices in
Phase 1.

(b) Riverview Hall Renovation
4,500,000
To design, renovate, furnish, and
equip Riverview Hall for general and
technology-enhanced classrooms and
ancillary spaces.

Subd. 19.St. Paul College


Transportation and Applied Technology
Laboratories and Shops
3,000,000
To design renovation of classrooms, the
transportation and applied technology and
trades laboratories on the ground floor, to
design construction of an expansion of the
truck mechanics shop, and to design and
construct the replacement of the campus
electrical distribution system in Phase 1.


Subd. 20.Southwest Minnesota State
University

Science and Hotel and Restaurant Laboratories
300,000
To design renovation of laboratories in
the Science and Technology Building,
laboratories and a classroom in the Science
and Math Building, and hotel and restaurant
industries teaching laboratories in the
Individualized Learning Center.

Subd. 21.Winona State University

(a) Maxwell Hall renovation
11,186,000
To design, renovate, furnish, and equip
Maxwell Hall for classrooms, offices, a
National Child Protection Center and related
spaces and to design, renovate, furnish, and
equip vacated spaces in Somsen, Phelps, and
Gildemeister Halls.

(b) Memorial Hall Design
400,000
To design an addition to Memorial Hall and
renovation of vacated spaces at Gildemeister
Hall. The board may use nonstate funds for
the remainder of the cost of the design up to
a total cost of $785,000.

Subd. 22. Systemwide Initiatives

(a) Demolition
1,660,000
To demolish obsolete buildings or portions
of buildings on campuses statewide. This
appropriation may be used at the following
campuses: Minnesota West Community
and Technical College, Canby; Riverland
Community College, Austin; Southwest
Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State
University; and Winona State University.

(b) Science labs and workforce initiatives
5,140,000
To renovate, furnish, and equip teaching
laboratories and classrooms for science and
applied technology at campuses statewide.
Campuses may use nonstate funds to increase
the size of the projects. This appropriation
may be used at the following campuses:
Central Lakes College, Brainerd; Minnesota
State College, Southeast Technical,
Winona; Minnesota State Community and
Technical College, Moorhead and Detroit
Lakes; Minnesota West Community and
Technical College, Granite Falls; Northland
Community and Technical College, Thief
River Falls; Northwest Technical College,
Bemidji, Pine Technical College; Riverland
Community College, Austin; and South
Central College, Faribault.

(c) Property Acquisition
3,400,000
To acquire real property adjacent to the state
college and university campuses or within
the boundaries of the campus master plan.
This appropriation may be used at St. Cloud
Technical College.

Subd. 23. Debt service
(a) The board shall pay the debt service on
one-third of the principal amount of state
bonds sold to finance projects authorized
by this section, except for higher education
asset preservation and replacement and the
design of Memorial Hall at Winona State
University, except that, where a nonstate
match is required, the debt service is due on
a principal amount equal to one-third of the
total project cost, less the match committed
before the bonds are sold. After each sale of
general obligation bonds, the commissioner
of finance shall notify the board of the
amounts assessed for each year for the life
of the bonds.
(b) The commissioner shall reduce the
board's assessment each year by one-third of
the net income from investment of general
obligation bond proceeds in proportion to the
amount of principal and interest otherwise
required to be paid by the board. The board
shall pay its resulting net assessment to the
commissioner of finance by December 1 each
year. If the board fails to make a payment
when due, the commissioner of finance
shall reduce allotments for appropriations
from the general fund otherwise available
to the board and apply the amount of the
reduction to cover the missed debt service
payment. The commissioner of finance
shall credit the payments received from the
board to the bond debt service account in
the state bond fund each December 1 before
money is transferred from the general fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.641,
subdivision 10.

Subd. 24.Unspent Appropriations
(a) Upon substantial completion of a project
authorized in this section and after written
notice to the commissioner of finance, the
Board of Trustees must use any money
remaining in the appropriation for that
project for HEAPR under Minnesota
Statutes, section 135A.046. The Board
of Trustees must report by February 1 of
each even-numbered year to the chairs
of the house and senate committees with
jurisdiction over capital investments and
higher education finance, and to the chairs of
the house Ways and Means Committee and
the senate Finance Committee, on how the
remaining money has been allocated or spent.
(b) The unspent portion of an appropriation
for a project in this section that is complete,
is available for higher education asset
preservation and replacement under this
subdivision, at the same campus as the
project for which the original appropriation
was made and the debt service requirement
under subdivision 23 is reduced accordingly.
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies
from the date of the original appropriation to
the unspent amount transferred.



Sec. 4. MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION
17,200,000



Subdivision 1.To the commissioner of
education for the purposes specified in this
section.


Subd. 2.Independent School District No.
707, Nett Lake
10,700,000
This appropriation is from the maximum
effort school loan fund for a capital loan to
Independent School District No. 707, Nett
Lake, as provided in Minnesota Statutes,
sections 126C.60 to 126C.72, to design,
construct, furnish, and equip renovation
of the elementary school and construction
of a new facility to house Head Start, day
care, youth programs, a community medical
clinic, and K-6 education. The commissioner
and Independent School District No. 707,
Nett Lake, shall report to the legislature by
January 10, 2007, on the progress of the
capital loan.

Subd. 3.Library improvement grants
1,000,000
For library improvement grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 134.45,
subdivision 5b.

Subd. 4.MacPhail Music Center
5,000,000
(a) For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to
predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip a new facility for the MacPhail Center
for Music. The city of Minneapolis may
enter into a lease or management agreement
to operate the center, subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695. This appropriation
is not available until the commissioner has
determined that not less than $15,000,000
has been committed to the MacPhail Center
for Music from nonstate sources, and that
the available money is sufficient to complete
a functional facility. Money secured before
the effective date of this section may count
toward the required commitment of nonstate
sources, provided it is used for qualified
capital expenditures. Any land acquisition
costs paid by MacPhail Center for Music
qualify as capital expenditures.
(b) The city of Minneapolis may provide
money to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip a center for music
education, including classrooms and a
recital hall in the city of Minneapolis,
to provide a facility for education of
students, music therapy programs for
persons with disabilities, music teacher
training opportunities, curriculum and
program development, and to provide the
programming in public and private schools
and in partnership with other organizations
throughout the state.


Subd. 5.Early Childhood Learning and
Child Protection Facilities
500,000
To the commissioner of human services for
grants to rehabilitate facilities for programs
under Minnesota Statutes, section 119A.45,
except that a grant may not exceed $75,000
per program and $200,000 per facility.


Sec. 5. MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES



Subdivision 1.To the commissioner of
administration for the purposes specified in this
section
2,534,000

Subd. 2.Asset preservation
2,509,000
For asset preservation on both campuses of
the academies, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Subd. 3.Frechette Hall
25,000
To begin to design the renovation of
Frechette Hall, including a new electrical
system, new HVAC system, new windows,
plumbing upgrades, removal of the fireplace
and sunken seating in the commons area,
addition of recreational space for students to
utilize during inclement weather, and repair
of the Scout Cabin.



Sec. 6. PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS
EDUCATION
1,051,000
To the commissioner of administration for
campus asset preservation at the Perpich
Center for Arts Education, including sewer
line replacement, air conditioning, reroofing
of the east half of the main school building,
and sidewalk and paving improvements,
to be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16B.307.


Sec. 7. NATURAL RESOURCES



Subdivision 1.To the commissioner of natural
resources for the purposes specified in this
section
100,704,000
The appropriations in this section are subject
to the requirements of the natural resources
capital improvement program set forth in
new Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.12,
unless this section or the statutes referred
to in this section provide more specific
standards, criteria, or priorities for projects
than section 86A.12.

Subd. 2.Statewide Asset Preservation
2,000,000
For the renovation of state-owned facilities
operated by the commissioner of natural
resources, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. The
commissioner may use this appropriation
to replace buildings if that is the most
cost-effective method of renovation.
The unspent portion of an appropriation, but
not to exceed ten percent of the appropriation,
for a project in this section that is complete,
other than an appropriation for flood hazard
mitigation, is available for asset preservation.
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies
from the date of the original appropriation to
the unspent amount transferred.

Subd. 3.Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants
25,000,000
For the state share of flood hazard
mitigation grants for publicly owned capital
improvements to prevent or alleviate flood
damage under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.161.
The commissioner shall determine project
priorities as appropriate, based on need.
This appropriation includes money for the
following projects:
(a) Austin
(b) Albert Lea
(c) Crookston
(d) Canisteo Mine
(e) Delano
(f) East Grand Forks
(g) Golden Valley
(h) Grand Marais Creek
(i) Granite Falls
(j) Inver Grove Heights
(k) Manston Slough
(l) Oakport Township
(m) Riverton Township
(n) Shell Rock Watershed District
(o) St. Vincent
(p) Wild Rice River Watershed District
For any project listed in this subdivision
that the commissioner determines is not
ready to proceed or does not expend all the
money allocated to it, the commissioner may
allocate that project's money to a project on
the commissioner's priority list.
To the extent that the cost of a project in Ada,
Breckenridge, Crookston, Dawson, East
Grand Forks, Granite Falls, Montevideo,
Oakport Township, Roseau, St. Vincent, or
Warren exceeds two percent of the median
household income in the municipality
multiplied by the number of households in
the municipality, this appropriation is also
for the local share of the project. The local
share for the St. Vincent dike may not exceed
$30,000.

Subd. 4.Dam renovation and removal
2,250,000
To renovate or remove publicly owned dams.
The commissioner shall determine project
priorities as appropriate under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 103G.511 and 103G.515.
$250,000 is for a grant to the city of Kenyon
for the Kenyon embankment removal project.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.69, subdivision 2, upon the award of
final contracts for the completion of a project
listed in this subdivision, the commissioner
may transfer the unencumbered balance
in the project account to any other dam
renovation or removal project on the
commissioner's priority list.

Subd. 5.Stream protection and restoration
2,000,000
For the design and construction of the
following stream protection and restoration
projects: the Red Lake River, Otter Tail
Power dam upstream of Crookston; Otter Tail
River, Lake Breckinridge dam; Red River
of the North, Christine, and Hickson dams;
West Branch of the Lac Qui Parle River,
Dawson; Des Moines River, city of Jackson
dam; South Fork Crow River, Hutchinson
dam; and Red River of the North, $25,000 for
riverbank protection and restoration within
the city of Oslo.


Subd. 6.Water access acquisition,
betterment, and fishing piers
3,000,000
For public water access acquisition,
construction, and renovation projects of a
capital nature on lakes and rivers, including
water access through the provision of fishing
piers and shoreline access under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 9.

Subd. 7.Lake Superior safe harbors
3,000,000
To design and construct capital improvements
to public accesses and small craft harbors on
Lake Superior in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, sections 86A.20 to 86A.24, and in
cooperation with the United States Army
Corps of Engineers.
This appropriation may be used to develop
the harbor of refuge and marina at Two
Harbors and is added to the appropriations
in Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 7,
subdivision 24; and Laws 2000, chapter
492, article 1, section 7, subdivision 21, as
amended by Laws 2005, chapter 20, article
1, section 42. Notwithstanding those laws,
the commissioner may proceed with the Two
Harbors project upon securing an agreement
with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that
commits federal expenditures of at least
$4,000,000 to the project.


Subd. 8.Fisheries acquisition and
improvement
2,000,000
To acquire land and interests in land for
aquatic management areas and to make
public improvements and betterments of a
capital nature to aquatic management areas
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 14.

Subd. 9.Fish hatchery improvements
1,000,000
For improvements of a capital nature to
renovate fish culture facilities at hatcheries
owned by the state and operated by the
commissioner of natural resources under
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.045,
subdivision 1.


Subd. 10.RIM - wildlife area land acquisition
and improvement
14,000,000
To acquire land for wildlife management area
purposes and for improvements of a capital
nature to develop, protect, or improve habitat
and facilities on wildlife management areas
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8.

Subd. 11.Water control structures
1,000,000
To rehabilitate or replace water control
structures used to manage shallow lakes and
wetlands for waterfowl habitat on wildlife
management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
section 86A.05, subdivision 8.


Subd. 12.Native prairie bank easements and
development
1,000,000
To acquire native prairie bank easements
under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96,
and to develop and restore certain tracts of
prairie bank lands for which the easement is
permanent.


Subd. 13.Scientific and natural area
acquisition and development
2,000,000
To acquire land for scientific and natural
areas and for protection and improvements of
a capital nature to scientific and natural areas
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033
and 86A.05, subdivision 5.

Subd. 14.State forest land acquisition
1,000,000
To acquire private lands from willing
sellers within the boundaries of state forests
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
89.021.


Subd. 15.Large scale forest land and Forest
Legacy conservation easements
7,000,000
To acquire conservation easements as
described under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
84C, on private forest lands and within
Forest Legacy Areas established under
United States Code, title 16, section 2103c.
The conservation easements must guarantee
public access, including hunting and
fishing. Expenditure of money from this
appropriation within a Forest Legacy Area
must be matched by $2 of nonstate money
for each $1 of state money.

Subd. 16.State forest land reforestation
4,000,000
To increase reforestation activities to meet
the reforestation requirements of Minnesota
Statutes, section 89.002, subdivision 2,
including planting, seeding, site preparation,
and purchasing tree seeds and seedlings.


Subd. 17.State park and recreation area
acquisition
3,000,000
To acquire from willing sellers private
lands within state parks established under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.012, and state
recreation areas established under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.013.



Subd. 18.State park infrastructure
rehabilitation and natural resource
restoration
3,000,000
For infrastructure rehabilitation and natural
resource restoration projects within state
parks established under Minnesota Statutes,
section 85.012, and state recreation areas
established under Minnesota Statutes, section
85.013.
$25,000 is for electrical hookups at Monson
Lake State Park.


Subd. 19.State park building construction
and rehabilitation
3,000,000
To construct and to renovate buildings in
state parks and state recreation areas in
accordance with a master plan required under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.09.
$1,500,000 is to construct a visitor center at
Grand Portage State Park. The unexpended
balance from the appropriation in Laws 2005,
chapter 20, article 1, section 7, subdivision
22, to predesign and design the center may
be added to this appropriation.

Subd. 20.State park camper cabins
2,000,000
To construct camper cabins and upgrade
infrastructure for the cabins in state parks
under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.012,
and state recreation areas under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.013.
$150,000 is for camper cabins at Glacial
Lakes State Park and $150,000 is for camper
cabins at Sibley State Park.


Subd. 21.State trail acquisition and
development
10,811,000
To acquire land for and to construct and
renovate state trails under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.015.
$750,000 is for the Blufflands Trail:
$350,000 is for the Chester Woods segment;
$300,000 is for the segment from Preston
to Forestville; and $100,000 is for the Root
River segment.
$500,000 is for the Casey Jones Trail.
$400,000 is for the Cuyuna Lakes Trail.
$750,000 is for the Gateway Trail.
$1,185,000 is for the Gitchi-Gami Trail.
$1,000,000 is for the Glacial Lakes Trail
from New London to Paynesville. Money
not needed for that segment may be used for
the segment from Paynesville to Richmond.
$500,000 is for the Goodhue Pioneer Trail.
$250,000 is for the Heartland Trail from Park
Rapids to Detroit Lakes.
$1,000,000 is for the Mill Towns Trail.
$226,000 is for the Minnesota River Trail
from Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge to
the city of Ortonville.
$1,500,000 is for the Paul Bunyan Trail.
$750,000 is for the Shooting Star Trail.
$2,000,000 is for the rehabilitation of state
trails.
For any project listed in this subdivision that
the commissioner determines is not ready to
proceed, the commissioner may allocate that
project's money to another state trail project
identified in this subdivision. The chairs
of the house and senate committees with
jurisdiction over environment and natural
resources and legislators from the affected
legislative districts must be notified of any
changes.

Subd. 22.Regional trails
1,133,000
For matching grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.019, subdivision 4b.
$648,000 is for the Agassiz Recreational
ATV Trail.
$485,000 is for a grant to the Central
Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails
Coordination Board to design, engineer,
and construct 6.3 miles of trail and two
parking areas along the Mississippi River
in Sherburne County, to be known as Xcel
Energy Great River Woodland Trail.

Subd. 23.Trail connections
2,010,000
For matching grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.019, subdivision 4c.
$500,000 is for a grant to Carlton County
to predesign, design, and construct a
nonmotorized pedestrian trail connection
to the Willard Munger State Trail from the
city of Carlton through the city of Scanlon
continuing to the city of Cloquet, along the
St. Louis River in Carlton County.
$260,000 is to provide the state match for the
cost of the Soo Line Multiuse Recreational
Bridge project over marked Trunk Highway
169 in Mille Lacs County.
$175,000 is for a grant to the city of Bowlus
in Morrison County to design, construct,
furnish, and equip a trailhead center at the
head of the Soo Line Recreational Trail.
$125,000 is for a grant to Morrison
County to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip a park-and-ride lot and
restroom building adjacent to the Soo Line
Recreational Trail at U.S. Highway 10.
$950,000 is for a grant to the St. Louis
and Lake Counties Regional Railroad
Authority for land acquisition, engineering,
construction, furnishing, and equipping of a
19-mile "Boundary Waters Connection" of
the Mesabi Trail from Bearhead State Park
to the International Wolf Center in Ely. This
appropriation is contingent upon a matching
contribution of $950,000 from other sources,
public or private.

Subd. 24.Metro greenways and natural areas
500,000
To provide grants to local units of
government for acquisition or betterment of
greenways and natural areas in the metro
region and portions of the surrounding
counties and to acquire greenways and
natural areas in the metro region and portions
of the surrounding counties through the
purchase of conservation easements or fee
titles. The commissioner shall determine
the project priorities and shall consult with
representatives of local units of government,
nonprofit organizations, and other interested
parties.

Subd. 25.Local initiative grants
2,000,000
(1) For grants to units of government
to acquire and better parks and outdoor
recreation areas under Minnesota Statutes,
section 85.019, subdivision 2; and
(2) for grants to units of government to
acquire and better natural and scenic areas
under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019,
subdivision 4a.

Subd. 26.Forest Roads and Bridges
1,000,000
For reconstruction, resurfacing, replacement,
and construction of state forest roads and
bridges under Minnesota Statutes, section
89.002.

Subd. 27.Prairie Wetlands ELC
2,000,000
For a grant under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.0875, to the city of Fergus Falls to
predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip the expansion of the Prairie Wetlands
Environmental Learning Center.


Sec. 8. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY


Subdivision 1. To the Pollution Control Agency
for the purposes specified in this section
17,300,000

Subd. 2.Closed Landfill Program
10,800,000
To design and construct remedial systems
and acquire land at landfills throughout the
state in accordance with the closed landfill
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
115B.39 to 115B.42.
$3,650,000 is to design and construct
remedial systems at the Albert Lea Landfill,
including relocating and incorporating waste
from the former Albert Lea Dump owned by
the City of Albert Lea pursuant to Minnesota
Statutes, section 115B.403, which action may
be taken by the Pollution Control Agency
notwithstanding the provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, section 115B.403, paragraphs (a)
and (b).

Subd. 3.Capital Assistance Program
4,000,000
For the solid waste capital assistance grants
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
115A.54.

Subd. 4.Koochiching RECAP
2,500,000
For a grant to Koochiching County to prepare
a site for and to design, construct, and equip
a plasma torch gasification facility that
converts municipal solid waste into energy
and slag, reducing the need to dispose of the
waste in a landfill.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner has determined that at least
an equal amount has been committed to the
project from nonstate sources.



Sec. 9. BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES



Subdivision 1.To the Board of Water and Soil
Resources for the purposes specified in this
section
7,900,000


Subd. 2.Wetland replacement due to public
road projects
4,200,000
$700,000 is from the general fund to
administer the program.
To acquire land for wetlands or restore
wetlands to be used to replace wetlands
drained or filled as a result of the repair,
maintenance, or rehabilitation of existing
public roads as required by Minnesota
Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1,
paragraphs (k) and (l).
The purchase price paid for acquisition
of land, fee, or perpetual easement must
be the fair market value as determined
by the board. The board may enter into
agreements with the federal government,
other state agencies, political subdivisions,
and nonprofit organizations or fee owners to
acquire land and restore and create wetlands
and to acquire existing wetland banking
credits. Acquisition of or the conveyance
of land may be in the name of the political
subdivision.


Subd. 3.Streambank, Lakeshore Erosion
Control
1,000,000
For grants to soil and water conservation
districts for streambank, stream channel,
lakeshore, and roadside protection and
restoration projects through the state
cost-share program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 103C.501.

Subd. 4.Minnesota River Area II
500,000
For grants to assist local governments in Area
II of the Minnesota River Basin to acquire,
design, and construct floodwater retention
systems. The grants are not available until
the board determines that $1 has been
committed to the project from nonstate
sources for every $3 of state grant.

Subd. 5.Grass Lake
2,200,000
To acquire conservation easements, reroute
County Ditch 23A, construct water control
structures, and plant vegetation in order to
restore the Grass Lake prairie wetland basin
adjacent to the city of Willmar in Kandiyohi
County.


Sec. 10. AGRICULTURE
1,500,000
To the commissioner of administration to
construct, furnish, and equip a biosafety level
3 agriculture laboratory in the Agriculture
and Health Joint Laboratory facility in St.
Paul.



Sec. 11. MINNESOTA ZOOLOGICAL
GARDEN


Subdivision 1.To the Minnesota Zoological
Garden for the purposes in this section.
15,000,000

Subd. 2.Asset Preservation
7,500,000
For capital asset preservation improvements
and betterments, to be spent in accordance
with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Subd. 3.Master Plan
7,500,000
For implementation of the 2001 Minnesota
Zoological Garden Facilities and Business
Master Plan.


Sec. 12. ADMINISTRATION



Subdivision 1.To the commissioner of
administration for the purposes specified in this
section
9,250,000


Subd. 2.Capital Asset Preservation and
Replacement Account (CAPRA)
4,000,000
To be spent in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.632.

Subd. 3.Asset Preservation
5,000,000
For asset preservation projects in properties
managed by the commissioner. This
appropriation must be spent in accordance
with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.
$150,000 is to restore and renovate the
Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial on the
Capitol grounds in St. Paul.

Subd. 4.Workers Memorial
100,000
To design and construct a workers memorial
on the Capitol grounds in St. Paul.

Subd. 5.Hmong Veterans Statue
150,000
To complete design and construction of a
statue in the capitol area to honor the Hmong
veterans of the war in Laos who were allied
with American forces during the Vietnam
War, pursuant to Laws 2003, chapter 69.




Sec. 13. CAPITOL AREA
ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING
BOARD

Capitol Building
2,400,000
To the commissioner of administration
to renovate the dome of the Capitol and
continue design work to restore the Capitol
Building.
The appropriation in this section may not be
spent on any project that affects space under
the control of the senate without the approval
of the secretary of the senate nor on any
project that affects space under the control
of the house of representatives without the
approval of the chief sergeant-at-arms of the
house.


Sec. 14. MILITARY AFFAIRS
7,579,000


Subdivision 1. To the adjutant general for the
purposes specified in this section

Subd. 2.Asset preservation
4,000,000
For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at military
affairs facilities statewide, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.

Subd. 3.Facility life safety improvements
1,000,000
For life safety improvements and to correct
code deficiencies at military affairs facilities
statewide, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.


Subd. 4.Lead abatement and range
conversion
1,029,000
For lead abatement and to design, construct,
furnish, and equip the current indoor firing
ranges in ten National Guard Training
and Community Centers for storage
space, classrooms, and office space. This
appropriation may be used at Training and
Community Centers located in the cities of:
Albert Lea, Bloomington, Brainerd, Duluth,
Jackson, Montevideo, Moorhead, Rochester,
Rosemount, and St. Peter.

Subd. 5.Facility ADA compliance
1,400,000
For Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) alterations to existing National
Guard Training and Community Centers in
locations throughout the state, to be spent in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.307.

Subd. 6.Starbase Minnesota
150,000
For predesign and design of a new facility
for the Starbase Minnesota program, subject
to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.


Sec. 15. PUBLIC SAFETY

Scott County Public Safety Training Center
1,000,000
To the commissioner of public safety for a
grant to Scott County to design, construct,
furnish, and equip a regional public safety
training center.


Sec. 16. TRANSPORTATION



Subdivision 1.To the commissioner of
transportation for the purposes specified in this
section
143,000,000


Subd. 2.Local bridge replacement and
rehabilitation
55,000,000
This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the state transportation fund as
provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
174.50, to match federal money and to
replace or rehabilitate local deficient bridges.
Political subdivisions may use grants made
under this section to construct or reconstruct
bridges, including:
(1) matching federal-aid grants to construct
or reconstruct key bridges;
(2) paying the costs of preliminary
engineering and environmental studies
authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.50, subdivision 6a;
(3) paying the costs to abandon an existing
bridge that is deficient and in need of
replacement, but where no replacement will
be made; and
(4) paying the costs to construct a road
or street to facilitate the abandonment
of an existing bridge determined by
the commissioner to be deficient, if the
commissioner determines that construction
of the road or street is more cost efficient
than the replacement of the existing bridge.
$2,500,000 is for a grant to Hennepin
County to design replacement of the Lowry
Avenue bridge carrying County State-Aid
Highway 153 across the Mississippi River
in Minneapolis.

Subd. 3.Local Road Improvement Program
16,000,000
This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
account in the state transportation fund as
provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
174.50.
$7,650,000 is for construction and
reconstruction of local roads with statewide
or regional significance under Minnesota
Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 4. Of
this amount, $500,000 is for county state-aid
highway 46 between Interstate 35 and
Interstate 90 in Freeborn County.
$7,650,000 is for grants to counties to assist
in paying the costs of capital improvement
projects on county state-aid highways
under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52,
subdivision 4a, but not to the county of
Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin,
Ramsey, Scott, or Washington.
$700,000 is for a grant to the city of Staples
in Todd County to predesign, design, and
construct a highway overpass over U.S.
Highway 10 and the Burlington Northern
Santa Fe Railroad tracks in Staples.

Subd. 4.Northstar Commuter Rail
60,000,000
(a) To acquire land, or an interest in land,
and to design, construct, furnish, and equip
the Northstar commuter rail line serving
Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis and
to acquire land, or an interest in land, and
to design, construct, furnish, and equip
the extension of the Hiawatha light rail
transit line from its terminus in downtown
Minneapolis to a new terminus near Fifth
Avenue North adjacent to the proposed
downtown Minneapolis commuter rail
station.
(b) This appropriation is added to the
appropriation in Laws 2005, chapter 20,
article 1, section 18, subdivision 5.
(c) This appropriation is not available
until a full-funding grant agreement has
been executed with the Federal Transit
Administration.
(d) If the Northstar commuter rail line is
extended from Big Lake to the St. Cloud
area, regional rail authority members of the
Northstar Corridor Development Authority
who did not fund a portion of the share
of capital costs from Minneapolis to Big
Lake shall contribute an amount for the
extension equal to the amount they would
have contributed for their proportional share
of the entire line from Minneapolis to the
St. Cloud area.

Subd. 5.Northeast Minnesota rail initiative
1,300,000
For a grant to St. Louis County to renovate
the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts
Center (the Duluth Depot) and to match
federal money for preliminary engineering,
environmental studies, and construction of
the rail line, railway stations, park-and-ride
lots, and other railroad appurtenances
necessary to facilitate the return of intercity
and commuter/passenger rail service within
Duluth and the Duluth/Twin Cities rail
corridor.

Subd. 6.Rail Service Improvement
3,700,000
For the rail service improvement program,
to be spent for the purposes set forth
in Minnesota Statutes, section 222.50,
subdivision 7.
(a) $700,000 is for a grant to the McLeod
County Railroad Authority to acquire
land for and to design and construct a
railroad switching yard facility in Glencoe.
This appropriation is not available until
the commissioner determines that funds
sufficient to complete the project are
committed to the project from nonstate
sources.
(b) $1,000,000 is for a grant to the Minnesota
Valley Regional Rail Authority to rehabilitate
up to 33 miles of railroad track from
Gibbon to Norwood-Young America. The
commissioner may not make the grant until
the commissioner has determined that the
authority has obtained a commitment for
at least $495,000 in federal funds for the
project. A grant under this paragraph is in
addition to any grant, loan, or loan guarantee
for this project made by the commissioner
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 222.46
to 222.62.

Subd. 7.Port Development Assistance
3,000,000
For grants under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
457A. Any improvements made with the
proceeds of these grants must be publicly
owned.

Subd. 8.Greater Minnesota Transit
2,000,000
For capital assistance for greater Minnesota
transit systems to be used for transit capital
facilities under Minnesota Statutes, section
174.24, subdivision 3c. Money from this
appropriation may be used to pay up to 80
percent of the nonfederal share of these
facilities.

Subd. 9.St. Cloud Regional Airport
2,000,000
For a grant to the city of St. Cloud to acquire
land adjacent to the St. Cloud Regional
Airport.


Sec. 17. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL


Subdivision 1. To the Metropolitan Council for
the purposes specified in this section
55,962,000

Subd. 2.I-35W Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
3,300,000
For design, preliminary engineering, and
construction of passenger facilities for a
Bus Rapid Transit station at 46th Street and
Interstate 35W.


Subd. 3.Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit
(BRT)
5,000,000
For environmental studies, preliminary
engineering, bus lane improvements, and
transit station construction and improvements
in the Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit
Corridor.
This appropriation may not be spent for
capital improvements within a trunk highway
right-of-way.

Subd. 4.Central corridor transit way
7,800,000
To conduct environmental studies, complete
preliminary engineering, and design the
Central corridor transit way between
downtown Minneapolis and downtown St.
Paul.
This appropriation may not be spent for
capital improvements within a trunk highway
right-of-way.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of finance has determined
that, by September 1, 2006, the Metropolitan
Council, the Ramsey County Regional
Rail Authority, and the Hennepin County
Regional Rail Authority have entered into a
memorandum of understanding that specifies
future expected funding shares for operating
and capital for the Central Corridor Transit
Way. The agreement must require that the
named agencies be responsible for at least
one-third of the state and local match to
federal new-start capital funding.

Subd. 5.Red Rock corridor transit way
500,000
For preliminary engineering and
environmental review of the Red Rock
corridor transit way between Hastings and
Minneapolis via St. Paul.

Subd. 6.Robert Street corridor transit way
500,000
For environmental studies and preliminary
engineering of bus rapid transit or light rail
transit for the Robert Street corridor transit
way along a corridor on or parallel to U.S.
Highway 52 and Robert Street from within
the city of St. Paul to Dakota County Road
42 in Rosemount.

Subd. 7.Union Depot
3,500,000
For a grant to the Ramsey County Regional
Railroad Authority to acquire land and
structures, to renovate structures, and for
design, engineering, and environmental
work to revitalize Union Depot for use as a
multimodal transit center in St. Paul.


Subd. 8.Metropolitan Regional Parks
Capital Improvements
35,362,000
For the cost of improvements and betterments
of a capital nature and acquisition by the
council and local government units of
regional recreational open-space lands in
accordance with the council's policy plan
as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
473.147. Priority must be given to park
rehabilitation and land acquisition projects.
$300,000 is for a grant to the city of
Bloomington to renovate the old Cedar
Avenue bridge to serve as a hiking and
bicycling trail connection.
$6,000,000 is to acquire land for the Empire
Wetlands Wildlife Area and Regional Park in
Dakota County.
$1,800,000 is for a grant to the city of
Minneapolis to complete construction of the
Cedar Lake Trail.
$3,500,000 is for a grant to the Minneapolis
Park and Recreation Board to design,
construct, furnish, and equip a new cultural
and community center in the East Phillips
neighborhood in Minneapolis.
$250,000 is for a grant to the Minneapolis
Park and Recreation Board to predesign
completion of the Grand Rounds National
Scenic Byway by providing a link between
northeast Minneapolis on Stinson Avenue
and Southeast Minneapolis at East River
Road.
$2,500,000 is for a grant to the Minneapolis
Park and Recreation Board to mitigate
flooding at Lake of the Isles in the city
of Minneapolis. The grant must be used
for shoreline stabilization and restoration,
dredging, wetland replacement, and other
infrastructure improvements necessary to
deal with the 1997 flood damage and to
prevent future flooding.
$321,000 is for a grant to Ramsey County
to construct a bicycle and pedestrian trail on
the north side of Lower Afton Road between
Century Avenue and McKnight Road in the
city of Maplewood. This appropriation is
not available until the commissioner has
determined that at least an equal amount has
been committed from nonstate sources.
$9,000,000 is for a grant to the city of St.
Paul to predesign, design, construct, furnish,
equip, and redevelop infrastructure at the
Como Zoo.
$2,500,000 is for a grant to the city of St.
Paul to acquire land for and to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip river
park development and redevelopment
infrastructure in National Great River Park
along the Mississippi River in St. Paul.
$2,000,000 is for a grant to the city of
South St. Paul for the closure, capping, and
remediation of approximately 80 acres of
the Port Crosby construction and demolition
debris landfill in South St. Paul, as the fifth
phase of converting the land into parkland,
and to restore approximately 80 acres of
riverfront land along the Mississippi River.
$191,000 is for a grant to the city of White
Bear Lake to construct the Lake Avenue
Regional Trail connecting Highway 96
Regional Trail with Ramsey Beach.


Sec. 18. HUMAN SERVICES



Subdivision 1.To the commissioner of
administration for the purposes specified in this
section
58,321,000


Subd. 2. Asset preservation and facility
design
3,000,000
For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at Department
of Human Services facilities statewide, to be
spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 16B.307. Notwithstanding section
16B.307, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), any
portion of this appropriation may also be
used to design the second phase of additional
residential, program, and ancillary service
capacity for the Minnesota sex offender
treatment program at Moose Lake.


Subd. 3.Moose Lake Sex Offender Treatment
- Phase 1
41,321,000
To design, construct, furnish, and equip the
first of two phases of additional residential,
program, and ancillary service capacity
for the Minnesota sex offender treatment
program at Moose Lake to accommodate 400
additional patients.


Subd. 4.St. Peter Regional Treatment Center
Program and Activity Building
2,500,000
To design, construct, furnish, and equip a
new program and activity building on the
lower campus of the St. Peter Regional
Treatment Center for individuals committed
as sexual psychopathic personalities,
sexually dangerous persons, mentally ill, or
mentally ill and dangerous.

Subd. 5.Statewide Security Upgrades
5,000,000
To provide security upgrades of a capital
nature at Department of Human Services
campuses, including but not limited
to: security fencing, control centers,
electronic monitoring and perimeter security
equipment, electrical distribution systems,
and building security renovations. This
appropriation may be used at the St. Peter,
Moose Lake, and Anoka campuses, and at
the METO campus in Cambridge.


Subd. 6.Systemwide Redevelopment, Reuse,
or Demolition
5,000,000
To demolish surplus, nonfunctional, or
deteriorated facilities and infrastructure
or to renovate surplus, nonfunctional, or
deteriorated facilities and infrastructure at
Department of Human Services campuses
that the commissioner of administration
is authorized to convey to a local unit of
government under Laws 2005, chapter 20,
article 1, section 46, or other law. These
projects must facilitate the redevelopment
or reuse of these campuses and must
be implemented consistent with the
comprehensive redevelopment plans
developed and approved under Laws
2003, First Special Session chapter 14,
article 6, section 64, subdivision 2, unless
expressly provided otherwise. If a surplus
campus is sold or transferred to a local unit
of government, unspent portions of this
appropriation may be granted to that local
unit of government for the purposes stated in
this subdivision.


Subd. 7.Systemwide Roof Renovation and
Replacement
1,500,000
For renovation and replacement of roofs at
Department of Human Services facilities
statewide, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.


Sec. 19. VETERANS HOMES BOARD



Subdivision 1.To the commissioner of
administration for the purposes specified in this
section
12,090,000

Subd. 2.Asset Preservation
6,000,000
For asset preservation improvements and
betterments of a capital nature at veterans
homes statewide, to be spent in accordance
with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Subd. 3.Fergus Falls Veterans Home
637,000
To design a 21-bed special care unit to treat
individuals with Alzheimer's disease or
dementia.


Subd. 4.Hastings Veterans Home Supportive
Housing
700,000
To design 30 units of permanent supportive
housing for veterans with disabilities.
The Minnesota Veterans Homes Board and
the Minnesota Housing Fiance Agency
must work together cooperatively on
the development of a viable permanent
supportive housing project to serve only
veterans on the campus of the Hastings home.

Subd. 5.Luverne Veterans Home
599,000
To complete the design, construction,
furnishing, and equipping of an addition to
the nursing care facility, to be used as an
Alzheimer's and dementia program, dining,
and wander area.

Subd. 6.Minneapolis Veterans Home

Emergency Power
2,457,000
To upgrade the emergency power system to
make it code compliant and add emergency
power outlets to Building 17.
Federal money received by the Minnesota
Veterans Homes Board of Directors as
reimbursement for 65 percent of this state
capital expenditure must be credited to the
debt service account in the state bond fund.

Subd. 7.Silver Bay Veterans Home

Master Plan Renovation
1,697,000
For the state share of the cost to design,
construct, furnish, and equip an addition to
and renovation of the nursing care facility.


Sec. 20. CORRECTIONS



Subdivision 1.To the commissioner of
administration for the purposes specified in this
section
61,065,000

Subd. 2.Asset Preservation
5,000,000
For improvements and betterments of a
capital nature at Minnesota correctional
facilities statewide, in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.


Subd. 3.Minnesota Correctional Facility -
Faribault

Phase 2
27,993,000
To design, construct, furnish, and equip an
expansion at the Minnesota Correctional
Facility - Faribault, to include, but not be
limited to, one new 416-bed, double-bunked,
wet-celled lockable living unit; renovation of
an existing living unit into a long-term care
housing unit; additional programming space;
and demolition of one vacated unit.


Subd. 4.Minnesota correctional facility -
Lino Lakes

Medical services
2,494,000
To design, construct, furnish, and equip
the renovation of the southeast portion
of the B building to provide consolidated
health, dental, and psychological services to
offenders at the facility.


Subd. 5.Minnesota Correctional Facility -
Red Wing


Vocational Education
Building
623,000
To design a new vocational education
building with a combined classroom and
shop complex.


Subd. 6.Minnesota correctional facility -
Shakopee

Bed Expansion
5,375,000
To design, construct, furnish, and equip an
addition to accommodate 92 beds.


Subd. 7.Minnesota correctional facility -
Stillwater

Segregation Unit
19,580,000
To complete design and to construct, furnish,
and equip a 150-bed segregation unit.



Sec. 21. EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT




Subdivision 1.To the commissioner of
employment and economic development or
other named agency for the purposes specified
in this section
160,642,000

Subd. 2.State match for federal grants
38,800,000
(a) To the Public Facilities Authority:
(1) to match federal grants for the water
pollution control revolving fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.07; and
(2) to match federal grants for the drinking
water revolving fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 446A.081.
(b) The expenditure and allocation of state
matching money between funds described
in paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2), must
ensure that the matching funds required
for the drinking water revolving fund are
available to match the 2007 and 2008 federal
grants, with the balance to be made available
to the water pollution control revolving fund.
(c) This appropriation must be used for
qualified capital projects.


Subd. 3.Wastewater infrastructure funding
program
23,300,000
(a) To the Public Facilities Authority for
the purposes specified in this subdivision.
$20,000,000 of this appropriation is for
grants and loans to eligible municipalities
under the wastewater infrastructure program
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
446A.072.
To the greatest practical extent, the authority
must use the appropriation for projects on
the 2006 project priority list in priority order
by qualified applicants that submit plans
and specifications to the Pollution Control
Agency or receive a funding commitment
from USDA Rural Economic and
Community Development by June 30, 2007,
or for projects on the 2007 project priority
list in priority order by qualified applicants
that submit plans and specifications to the
Pollution Control Agency or have received
a funding commitment from USDA Rural
Economic and Community Development by
December 31, 2007.
$300,000 of this appropriation is from the
general fund to implement the wastewater
infrastructure program.
(b) The grants listed in this paragraph are not
subject to the 2006 or 2007 project priority
list nor to the limitations on grant amounts
set forth in Minnesota Statutes, section
446A.072, subdivision 5a.
Up to $6,500,000 is for corrective action
on systems build since 2000 with federal
USDA Rural and Economic and Community
Development money or Small Cities
Development Program grant money that
are problematic or failing for the cities of
Big Fork, Darfur, Donaldson, Nerstrand,
Palisade, Spring Hill, Strandquist, Tamarack,
and Wolf Lake. A grant must not exceed the
amount of federal money used in the project
unless, upon consultation with the Pollution
Control Agency, the consulting engineers,
and other reliable technical experts, the
authority determines the best course of action
to correct the problem would exceed that
amount and that other grant funding is not
available.
Up to $500,000 is for the cities of Dunnell,
Dumont, Henriette, Lewisville, McGrath, and
Ostrander to cover necessary and appropriate
costs over and above the money appropriated
in Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section
23, subdivision 3, paragraph (b).
(c) $3,000,000 of the appropriation in this
subdivision is for a grant to the city of Askov
to acquire land for, and to design, construct,
furnish, and equip a new wastewater
treatment facility and sewer and water
extensions in the city of Askov.
(d) $1,500,000 of the appropriation in this
subdivision is for a grant to Lake Township
in Roseau County to design, construct,
furnish, and equip a wastewater treatment
plant at Springsteel.


Subd. 4.Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer
District Treatment Facilities
2,500,000
To the Public Facilities Authority for a grant
to the Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer
District to design, construct, and equip
an expansion of wastewater treatment at
Hibbing's South Wastewater Treatment Plant,
mercury treatment facilities at the plant, and
sanitary sewer lines to connect Hibbing,
Chisholm, and Buhl to use the upgrades at
the plant.


Subd. 5.Greater Minnesota Business
Development Infrastructure Grant Program
7,750,000
For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.431.
$250,000 is for a grant to Polk County to
build approximately one mile of ten-ton road
to provide access to a new ethanol plant
outside of the city of Erskine.
$1,400,000 is for a grant to the city of
LaCrescent for public infrastructure made
necessary by the reconstruction of a highway
and a bridge.

Subd. 6.Redevelopment Account
9,000,000
For purposes of the redevelopment account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.
$800,000 is for a grant to the city of
Worthington to remediate contaminated
soil and redevelop the site of the former
Campbell Soup factory.
$250,000 is for a grant to the city of
Winona to predesign facilities for the
Shakespeare Festival as part of the riverfront
redevelopment plan. This grant is exempt
from the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116J.572 to 116J.575.


Subd. 7.Bioscience business development
public infrastructure grant program
10,000,000
For grants under new Minnesota Statutes,
section 116J.435.
Up to $8,000,000 is for a grant to the city of
Rochester.
$2,000,000 is for grants to political
subdivisions to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip publicly owned
infrastructure required to support bioscience
development in Minnesota outside of
the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota,
Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey, Scott, and
Washington.

Subd. 8.Workforce Center Renovations
600,000
For renovation of the Workforce Center in
North Minneapolis. Renovations include
exterior sheathing, mold remediation,
electrical service upgrades, window
replacement, overhead sprinklers, alley
drainage, ADA compliance costs, and other
costs necessary to remediate water damage.


Subd. 9.Total Maximum Daily Load
(TMDL) Grants
5,000,000
To the Public Facilities Authority for total
maximum daily load grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 446A.073.

Subd. 10.Clean Water Legacy
3,310,000
To the Public Facilities Authority for the
purposes specified in this subdivision.
(a) $2,310,000 is for the phosphorus
reduction grant program for grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.074. A
grant must not exceed $500,000 per project.
(b) $1,000,000 is for the small community
wastewater treatment fund for loans and
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
446A.075.

Subd. 11.Bemidji Regional Events Center
3,000,000
For a grant to the city of Bemidji to
predesign, design, and acquire and prepare a
site for a regional event center.


Subd. 12.Burnsville - water treatment
facility
2,500,000
To the Public Facilities Authority for a grant
to the city of Burnsville to design, construct,
furnish, and equip a water treatment facility
that will provide an additional potable water
source for the city of Burnsville using water
from the Burnsville quarry.
This appropriation is added to the
appropriation in Laws 2005, chapter 20,
article 1, section 23, subdivision 6, and is
subject to the same conditions.

Subd. 13.Duluth

Lake Superior Zoo
600,000
For a grant to the city of Duluth to predesign,
design, construct, furnish, and equip
renovations to the Polar Shores exhibit.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner has determined that at least
$200,000 has been committed from nonstate
sources.

Subd. 14.Itasca County - infrastructure
12,000,000
For a grant to Itasca County for public
infrastructure needed to support a steel plant
in Itasca County or an innovative energy
project in Itasca County under Minnesota
Statutes, section 216B.1694, that uses clean
energy technology as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 216B.1693, or both. Grant
money may be used by Itasca County to
acquire right-of-way and mitigate loss of
wetlands and runoff of storm water, to
predesign, design, construct, and equip
roads and rail lines, and, in cooperation
with municipal public utilities, to predesign,
design, construct, and equip natural gas
pipelines, electric infrastructure, water
supply systems, and wastewater collection
and treatment systems.
Up to $4,000,000 of this appropriation may
be spent before the full financing for either
project has been closed.


Subd. 15.Lewis and Clark Rural Water
System, Inc.
3,282,000
To the Public Facilities Authority for grants
to the city of Luverne, city of Worthington
Public Utilities, Lincoln-Pipestone rural
water system, and Rock County rural water
system to acquire land, predesign, design,
construct, furnish, and equip one or more
water transmission and storage facilities to
accommodate the connection with the Lewis
and Clark Rural Water System, Inc. that will
serve southwestern Minnesota.
The grants must be awarded to projects
approved by the Lewis and Clark Joint
Powers Board.
This appropriation is available to the extent
that each $1 of state money is matched by at
least $1 of local money paid to the Lewis and
Clark Rural Water System, Inc. to reimburse
the system for costs incurred on eligible
projects.

Subd. 16.Little Falls - Zoo
400,000
For a grant to the city of Little Falls in
Morrison County to design and construct
capital improvements at the Little Falls Zoo.

Subd. 17.Minneapolis

(a) Lowry Avenue Corridor
5,000,000
For a grant to Hennepin County for Phase II
capital improvements to the Lowry Avenue
corridor from Theodore Wirth Parkway to
Girard Avenue in Minneapolis.


(b) Shubert Performing Arts and Education
Center
11,000,000
For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to
construct, furnish, and equip the Shubert
Theater and an associated atrium to create
the Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts and
Education Center.
The city of Minneapolis may establish and
maintain a performing arts and education
center for the purposes of public arts
education and dance, music, and other
performances. The city may exercise the
powers granted in Minnesota Statutes,
section 471.191, to acquire and better
facilities for a performing arts and education
center. Performing arts and education
facilities that have been acquired or bettered
in whole or in part with the proceeds of
state bonds must be owned or leased by
the city, but may be leased to or managed
by a nonprofit organization to carry out
the purposes of the performing arts and
education program established by the city.
The lease or management agreement must
comply with the requirements of Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner has determined that at least
an equal amount has been committed from
nonstate sources.

Subd. 18.Mountain Iron - Energy Park
500,000
For a grant to the city of Mountain Iron to
prepare a site for and construct access roads
and utilities for a sustainable and renewable
energy industrial park to be located in the
city of Mountain Iron.


Subd. 19.Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers
Control Area
1,600,000
To the Public Facilities Authority for a grant
to the Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control
Area, a joint powers entity, to predesign,
design, construct, and equip the reservoir
reclamation and enhancement of the 66-acre
Lake Redwood Reservoir to increase its
depth from 2.8 feet to 15 feet to remove
650,000 cubic yards of sediment, to attain
compliance with both turbidity and fecal
coliform impairments for the project area,
and to secure renewable energy capacity of
the hydroelectric dam, which is impeded by
lack of water capacity.
The appropriation is not available until the
authority determines that an equal amount
has been committed to the project from
nonstate sources. The nonstate portion will
provide low interest loans to remediate or
replace 173 noncompliant septic systems
that are imminent health threats and provide
technical assistance to reduce phosphorus
loading to the Redwood River to assist total
maximum daily load (TMDL) compliance of
the low-dissolved oxygen impairment on the
lower Minnesota River.


Subd. 20Roseville - John Rose Minnesota
Oval
500,000
For a grant to the city of Roseville to
predesign, design, construct, furnish, and
equip the renovation of the John Rose
Minnesota Oval.

Subd. 21.St. Paul

(a) Asian Pacific Cultural Center
400,000
For a grant to the city of St. Paul to design
an Asian Pacific Cultural center, subject
to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.
This appropriation is not available until the
commissioner has determined that at least
an equal amount has been committed from
nonstate sources.

(b) Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
7,500,000
For a grant to the city of St. Paul to design,
construct, furnish, and equip the renovation
of the Ordway Center for the Performing
Arts. The city of St. Paul may operate a
performing arts center and may enter into
a lease or management agreement for the
center, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.695.

Subd. 22.Southwest Regional Event Center
11,000,000
To the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities to design,
construct, furnish, and equip a multipurpose
regional event center at Southwest Minnesota
State University.
This appropriation is not available until the
board determines that at least $5,000,000 has
been committed to the project from private,
nongovernmental sources.


Subd. 23.Virginia - Regional Medical Center
Helipad
600,000
For a grant to the city of Virginia to design,
construct, furnish, and equip an access
elevator and helipad to be located on the roof
of the Virginia Regional Medical Center.


Subd. 24.Willmar - Rice Memorial Hospital
Dental Clinic
500,000
For a grant to the city of Willmar to construct
a dental clinic at the Rice Memorial Hospital
in Willmar. The clinic is to be operated
collaboratively with the University of
Minnesota School of Dentistry to provide
dental care to underserved patients and an
opportunity for students to practice in a rural
setting.


Sec. 22. HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY


Subdivision 1. To the Housing Finance Agency
for the purposes specified in this section
19,500,000

Subd. 2.Transitional housing
2,000,000
For loans or grants for publicly owned
temporary or transitional housing under
Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.201,
subdivision 2. If money appropriated under
this subdivision has not been selected for
commitment by the Housing Finance Agency
within 18 months after the effective date
of this section, after written notice to the
commissioner of finance, the agency may
allocate the uncommitted money to loans and
grants for publicly owned permanent rental
housing under subdivision 3 and Minnesota
Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 3a.
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, applies
to the amounts transferred from the date of
the original appropriation.


Subd. 3.Supportive Housing for Long-term
Homeless
17,500,000
For loans and grants for publicly owned
permanent rental housing under Minnesota
Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 3a,
for persons who either have been without a
permanent residence for at least 12 months
or on at least four occasions in the last
three years, or who are at significant risk of
lacking a permanent residence for at least 12
months or on at least four occasions in the
last three years. The housing must provide
or coordinate with linkages to services
necessary for residents to maintain housing
stability and maximize opportunities for
education and employment.
Preference among comparable proposals
must be given to proposals that (1) colocate
housing and services accessible to the
general public as well as to the residents, and
(2) provide housing affordable to a range of
household income levels.



Sec. 23. MINNESOTA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY


Subdivision 1.To the Minnesota Historical
Society for the purposes specified in this section
5,672,000

Subd. 2.Historic sites asset preservation
3,000,000
For capital improvements and betterments
at state historic sites, buildings, landscaping
at historic buildings, exhibits, markers, and
monuments, to be spent in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. The
society shall determine project priorities as
appropriate based on need.

Subd. 3.Historic Fort Snelling Museum
1,100,000
To design the restoration and renovation of
the 1904 Cavalry Barracks Building for the
historic Fort Snelling Museum.


Subd. 4.County and local preservation
grants
1,000,000
To be allocated to county and local
jurisdictions as matching money for historic
preservation projects of a capital nature,
as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
138.93. Grant recipients must be public
entities and must match state funds on at
least an equal basis. The facilities must be
publicly owned.
$100,000 is for a grant to the city of
Maplewood to complete restoration of
the Bruentrup Farm in Maplewood. This
appropriation is not available until the
commissioner of finance has determined that
at least an equal amount has been committed
from nonstate sources.

Subd. 5.History Center visitor services
572,000
For security upgrades and facility renovations
in the library and for electrical infrastructure
upgrades.


Sec. 24. BOND SALE EXPENSES
948,000
To the commissioner of finance for bond sale
expenses under Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.641, subdivision 8.

    Sec. 25. BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.
    Subdivision 1. Bond proceeds fund. To provide the money appropriated in this act
from the bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue bonds of the
state in an amount up to $925,080,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.
    Subd. 2. Maximum effort school loan fund. To provide the money appropriated in
this act from the maximum effort school loan fund, the commissioner of finance shall sell
and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $10,700,000 in the manner, upon the terms,
and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. The proceeds of the bonds, except
accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited to a
bond proceeds account in the maximum effort school loan fund.
    Subd. 3. Transportation fund bond proceeds account. To provide the money
appropriated in this act from the state transportation fund, the commissioner of finance
shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to $71,000,000 in the manner, upon
the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to
16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7. The proceeds of
the bonds, except accrued interest and any premium received on the sale of the bonds,
must be credited to a bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund.

    Sec. 26. CANCELLATION.
    The $7,800,000 appropriation in Laws 2002, chapter 280, section 3, to the
Metropolitan Council to design and construct bus garages, is canceled. The bond sale
authorization in Laws 2002, chapter 280, section 4, is reduced by $7,800,000.

    Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 16A.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
    Subdivision 1. When. The governor shall submit a three-part budget to the
legislature. Parts one and two, the budget message and detailed operating budget, must
be submitted by the fourth Tuesday in January in each odd-numbered year. However,
in a year following the election of a governor who had not been governor the previous
year, parts one and two must be submitted by the third Tuesday in February. Part three,
the detailed recommendations as to capital expenditure, must be submitted as follows:
agency capital budget requests by July 1 15 of each odd-numbered year, and governor's
recommendations by January 15 of each even-numbered year. Detailed recommendations
as to information technology expenditure must be submitted as part of the detailed
operating budget. Information technology recommendations must include projects to be
funded during the next biennium and planning estimates for an additional two bienniums.
Information technology recommendations must specify purposes of the funding such as
infrastructure, hardware, software, or training.

    Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 16A.86, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
    Subd. 2. Budget request. A political subdivision that requests an appropriation of
state money for a local capital improvement project is encouraged to submit a preliminary
the request to the commissioner of finance by June July 15 of an odd-numbered year to
ensure its full consideration. The final request must be submitted by November 1. The
requests must be submitted in the form and with the supporting documentation required
by the commissioner of finance. All requests timely received by the commissioner must
be forwarded to the legislature, along with agency requests, by the deadline established
in section 16A.11, subdivision 1.

    Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 16A.86, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
    Subd. 4. Funding. (a) The state share of a project covered by this section must be
no more than half the total cost of the project, including predesign, design, construction,
furnishings, and equipment, except as provided in paragraph (b). This subdivision does
not apply to a project proposed by a school district or other school organization.
(b) The state share may be more than half the total cost of a project if the project is
deemed needed as a result of a disaster or to prevent a disaster or is located in a political
subdivision with a very low average net tax capacity.
(c) Nothing in this section prevents the governor from recommending, or the
legislature from considering or funding, projects that do not meet the deadlines deadline in
subdivision 2 or the criteria in this subdivision or subdivision 3 when the governor or the
legislature determines that there is a compelling reason for the recommendation or funding.

    Sec. 30. [16B.307] ASSET PRESERVATION APPROPRIATIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Standards. Article XI, section 5, clause (a), of the Constitution
requires that state general obligation bonds be issued to finance only the acquisition or
betterment of public land, buildings, and other public improvements of a capital nature.
Money appropriated for asset preservation, whether from state bond proceeds or from
other revenue, is subject to the following additional limitations:
(a) An appropriation for asset preservation may not be used to acquire new land nor
to acquire or construct new buildings, additions to buildings, or major new improvements.
(b) An appropriation for asset preservation may be used only for a capital
expenditure on a capital asset previously owned by the state, within the meaning
of generally accepted accounting principles as applied to public expenditures. The
commissioner of administration will consult with the commissioner of finance to the
extent necessary to ensure this and will furnish the commissioner of finance a list of
projects to be financed from the account in order of their priority. The legislature assumes
that many projects for preservation and replacement of portions of existing capital
assets will constitute betterments and capital improvements within the meaning of the
Constitution and capital expenditures under generally accepted accounting principles,
and will be financed more efficiently and economically under this section than by direct
appropriations for specific projects.
(c) Categories of projects considered likely to be most needed and appropriate for
asset preservation appropriations are the following:
(1) projects to remove life safety hazards, like building code violations or structural
defects. Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a project in this category may include an addition
to an existing building if it is a required component of the hazard removal project;
(2) projects to eliminate or contain hazardous substances like asbestos or lead paint;
(3) major projects to replace or repair roofs, windows, tuckpointing, mechanical or
electrical systems, utility infrastructure, tunnels, site renovations necessary to support
building use, and structural components necessary to preserve the exterior and interior
of existing buildings; and
(4) projects to renovate parking structures.
(d) Up to ten percent of an appropriation subject to this section may be used for
design costs for projects eligible to be funded under this section in anticipation of future
asset preservation appropriations.
    Subd. 2. Report. By January 15 of each year, the commissioner of an agency that
has received an appropriation for asset preservation shall submit to the commissioner of
finance, the chairs of the legislative committees or divisions that currently oversee the
appropriations to the agency, and to the chairs of the senate and house of representatives
Capital Investment Committees, a list of the projects that have been funded with money
under this program during the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of those priority
asset preservation projects for which state bond proceeds fund appropriations will be
sought during that year's legislative session.

    Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 85.015, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:
    Subd. 25. Great River Ridge Trail, Wabasha and Olmsted Counties. (a) The
trail shall originate in the city of Plainview in Wabasha County and extend southwesterly
through the city of Elgin in Wabasha County and the town of Viola in Olmsted County to
the Chester Woods Trail in Olmsted County.
(b) The commissioner of natural resources shall enter an agreement with the
Wabasha County Regional Rail Authority to maintain and develop the Great River Ridge
Trail as a state trail.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day after the governing body of
the Wabasha County Regional Rail Authority and its chief clerical officer timely complete
their compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.

    Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 85.019, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:
    Subd. 2. Parks and outdoor recreation areas. (a) The commissioner shall
administer a program to provide grants to units of government for up to 50 percent of the
costs of acquisition and betterment of public land and improvements needed for parks and
other outdoor recreation areas and facilities, including costs to create veterans memorial
gardens and parks.
(b) For units of government outside the metropolitan area as defined in section
473.121, subdivision 2, the local match required for a grant to acquire or better a regional
park or regional outdoor recreation area is $2 of nonstate money for each $3 of state money.

    Sec. 33. [86A.12] NATURAL RESOURCES CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
PROGRAM.
    Subdivision 1. Establishment. A natural resources capital improvement program
is established to prioritize among eligible public projects to be funded from state bond
proceeds appropriated to the commissioner and distinctly specified for the purposes of
the program established in this section and in accordance with the standards and criteria
set forth in this section.
    Subd. 2. Purposes. The purpose of the natural resources capital improvement
program is to improve the management and conservation of the natural resources of the
state, including recreational, scientific and natural areas, and wild game and fish, through
the acquisition and betterment of public lands, buildings, and improvements of a capital
nature.
    Subd. 3. Program standards. Article XI, section 5, clause (a), of the Constitution
provides that state general obligation bonds may be issued to finance the acquisition
or betterment, including preservation, of public land, buildings, and improvements of
a capital nature and to provide money to be appropriated or loaned to any agency or
political subdivision of the state for those purposes. Article XI, section 5, clause (f), of the
Constitution further provides that state general obligation bonds may be issued to finance
the promotion of forestation and prevention and abatement of forest fires, including the
compulsory clearing and improving of public and private wild lands. In interpreting these
provisions and applying them to the purpose of the program established in this section,
the following standards are adopted for determining the priority among eligible natural
resources projects to be funded under the program:
(a) A project will be an expenditure eligible under this program only when it is a
capital expenditure on a capital asset owned or to be owned by the state or a political
subdivision of the state within the meaning of accepted accounting principles as applied to
public expenditures. The legislature assumes that some provisions for the management
and conservation of the natural resources of the state constituting acquisition or betterment
of land, buildings, or capital improvements within the meaning of the Constitution will be
sensitive to timing and circumstances and require discretion of the commissioner based on
currently available facts and circumstances, particularly projects related to the mitigation
of natural disasters and the acquisition of lands as they become available, and so these
projects will be financed more efficiently and economically under the program than by
separate appropriations for each project.
(b) The commissioner will review potential eligible projects, will make initial
allocations among types of eligible projects within each category enumerated in the act
making an appropriation for the program, will determine priorities within each category,
and will allocate money as specified in the appropriation act and in priority order within
each category until the available appropriation for the category has been committed.
    Subd. 4. Criteria for priorities. (a) The following criteria must be considered:
(1) expansion of the natural resources of the state for the enjoyment and use of
the public;
(2) urgency in providing for the conservation of the natural resources of the state,
including protection of threatened and endangered species and waters;
(3) necessity in ensuring the safety of the public; and
(4) additional criteria for priorities otherwise specified in state law, statute, rule,
or regulation applicable to a category listed in the act making an appropriation for the
program.
(b) Criteria can be stated only in general terms, since it is a purpose of the program
to improve the allocation of limited amounts of available funds by enlisting the knowledge
and experience of the Department of Natural Resources in determining relative needs as
they develop.
(c) The criteria in paragraph (a) are not listed in a rank order of priority.
(d) Economy is also to be determined and may even reinforce a decision based on
other criteria, if the project would forestall a larger future capital expenditure or would
reduce operating expense.
(e) Absolute cost must also be considered. It may be too high to warrant funding
except by an additional appropriation, or so high as to warrant a recommendation to
abandon the project. It may be so low as to permit payment out of the department's
operating budget.
    Subd. 5. Report. By January 15 of each year, the commissioner of natural resources
shall submit to the commissioner of finance, the chairs of the legislative committees or
divisions that currently oversee the appropriations to the Department of Natural Resources,
and to the chairs of the senate and the house of representatives Capital Investment
Committees, a list of the projects that have been funded with money under this program
during the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of those priority projects for which
state bond proceeds fund appropriations will be sought under this program during that
year's legislative session.

    Sec. 34. [116J.435] BIOSCIENCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC
INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM.
    Subdivision 1. Creation of account. A bioscience business development public
infrastructure account is created in the bond proceeds fund. Money in the account may
only be used for capital costs of public infrastructure for eligible bioscience business
development projects.
    Subd. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this section:
(1) "local governmental unit" means a county, city, town, special district, or other
political subdivision or public corporation;
(2) "governing body" means the council, board of commissioners, board of trustees,
or other body charged with governing a local governmental unit;
(3) "public infrastructure" means publicly owned physical infrastructure in this state,
including, but not limited to, wastewater collection and treatment systems, drinking water
systems, storm sewers, utility extensions, telecommunications infrastructure, streets,
roads, bridges, parking ramps, facilities that support basic science and clinical research,
and research infrastructure; and
(4) "eligible project" means a bioscience business development capital improvement
project in this state, including: manufacturing; technology; warehousing and distribution;
research and development; bioscience business incubator; agricultural bioprocessing; or
industrial, office, or research park development that would be used by a bioscience-based
business.
    Subd. 3. Grant program established. (a) The commissioner shall make
competitive grants to local governmental units to acquire and prepare land on which
public infrastructure required to support an eligible project will be located, including
demolition of structures and remediation of any hazardous conditions on the land, or to
predesign, design, acquire, construct, furnish, and equip public infrastructure required to
support an eligible project. The local governmental unit receiving a grant must provide for
the remainder of the public infrastructure costs.
(b) The amount of a grant may not exceed the lesser of the cost of the public
infrastructure or 50 percent of the sum of the cost of the public infrastructure plus the cost
of the completed eligible project.
(c) The purpose of the program is to keep or enhance jobs in the area, increase the
tax base, or to expand or create new economic development through the growth of new
bioscience businesses and organizations.
    Subd. 4. Application. (a) The commissioner must develop forms and procedures
for soliciting and reviewing applications for grants under this section. At a minimum, a
local governmental unit must include the following information in its application:
(1) a resolution of its governing body certifying that the money required to be
supplied by the local governmental unit to complete the public infrastructure is available
and committed;
(2) a detailed estimate, along with necessary supporting evidence, of the total
development costs for the public infrastructure and eligible project;
(3) an assessment of the potential or likely use of the site for bioscience activities
after completion of the public infrastructure and eligible project;
(4) a timeline indicating the major milestones of the public infrastructure and eligible
project and their anticipated completion dates;
(5) a commitment from the governing body to repay the grant if the milestones are
not realized by the completion date identified in clause (4); and
(6) any additional information or material the commissioner prescribes.
(b) The determination of whether to make a grant under subdivision 3 is within the
discretion of the commissioner, subject to this section. The commissioner's decisions and
application of the priorities are not subject to judicial review, except for abuse of discretion.
    Subd. 5. Priorities. (a) If applications for grants exceed the available appropriations,
grants must be made for public infrastructure that, in the commissioner's judgment,
provides the highest return in public benefits for the public costs incurred. "Public benefits"
include job creation, environmental benefits to the state and region, efficient use of public
transportation, efficient use of existing infrastructure, provision of affordable housing,
multiuse development that constitutes community rebuilding rather than single-use
development, crime reduction, blight reduction, community stabilization, and property tax
base maintenance or improvement. In making this judgment, the commissioner shall give
priority to eligible projects with one or more of the following characteristics:
(1) the potential of the local government unit to attract viable bioscience businesses;
(2) proximity to public transit if located in a metropolitan county, as defined in
section 473.121, subdivision 4;
(3) multijurisdictional eligible projects that take into account the need for affordable
housing, transportation, and environmental impact;
(4) the eligible project is not relocating substantially the same operation from another
location in the state, unless the commissioner determines the eligible project cannot be
reasonably accommodated within the local governmental unit in which the business is
currently located, or the business would otherwise relocate to another state or country; and
(5) the number of jobs that will be created.
(b) The factors in paragraph (a) are not listed in a rank order of priority; rather, the
commissioner may weigh each factor, depending upon the facts and circumstances, as
the commissioner considers appropriate.
    Subd. 6. Cancellation of grant. If a grant is awarded to a local governmental unit
and funds are not encumbered for the grant within four years after the award date, the
grant must be canceled.
    Subd. 7. Repayment of grant. If an eligible project supported by public
infrastructure funded with a grant awarded under this section is not occupied by a
bioscience business in accordance with the grant application under subdivision 4 within
five years after the date of the last grant payment, the grant recipient must repay the
amount of the grant received. The commissioner must deposit all money received under
this subdivision into the state treasury and credit it to the debt service account in the
state bond fund.

    Sec. 35. Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 136F.98, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
    Subdivision 1. Issuance of bonds. The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities or a successor may issue revenue bonds under sections 136F.90
to 136F.97 whose aggregate principal amount at any time may not exceed $100,000,000,
$150,000,000 and payable from the revenue appropriated to the fund established by
section 136F.94, and use the proceeds together with other public or private money that
may otherwise become available to acquire land, and to acquire, construct, complete,
remodel, and equip structures or portions thereof to be used for dormitory, residence hall,
student union, food service, and related parking purposes at, or for any other similar
revenue-producing building or buildings of such type and character as the board finds
desirable for the good and benefit of the state universities. Before issuing the bonds or any
part of them, the board shall consult with and obtain the advisory recommendations of the
chairs of the house Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee about
the facilities to be financed by the bonds.

    Sec. 36. Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 222.49, is amended to read:
222.49 RAIL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT; APPROPRIATION.
    The rail service improvement account is created in the special revenue fund in the
state treasury. The commissioner shall deposit in this account all money appropriated to
or received by the department for the purpose of rail service improvement, including
excluding bond proceeds as authorized by article XI, section 5, clause (i) of the Minnesota
Constitution. All money so deposited is appropriated to the department for expenditure
for rail service improvement in accordance with applicable state and federal law. This
appropriation shall not lapse but shall be available until the purpose for which it was
appropriated has been accomplished. No money appropriated to the department for the
purposes of administering the rail service improvement program shall be deposited in the
rail service improvement account nor shall such administrative costs be paid from the
account.

    Sec. 37. [241.0222] CONTRACTS WITH NEWLY CONSTRUCTED JAIL
FACILITIES THAT PROVIDE ACCESS TO CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
TREATMENT PROGRAMS.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the commissioner is expressly authorized
to enter into contracts, up to five years in duration, with a county or group of counties to
house inmates committed to the custody of the commissioner in newly constructed county
or regional jail facilities that provide inmates access to chemical dependency treatment
programs licensed by the Department of Human Services. A contract entered into under
this section may contain an option to renew the contract for a term of up to five years.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

    Sec. 38. Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 245.036, is amended to read:
245.036 LEASES FOR STATE-OPERATED, COMMUNITY-BASED
PROGRAMS.
(a) Notwithstanding section 16B.24, subdivision 6, paragraph (a), or any other law
to the contrary, the commissioner of administration may lease land or other premises
to provide state-operated, community-based programs authorized by sections 246.014,
paragraph (a), 252.50
, 253.018, and 253.28 for a term of 20 years or less, with a ten-year
or less option to renew, subject to cancellation upon 30 days' notice by the state for any
reason, except rental of other land or premises for the same use.
(b) The commissioner of administration may also lease land or premises from
political subdivisions of the state to provide state-operated, community-based programs
authorized by sections 246.014, paragraph (a), 252.50, 253.018, and 253.28 for a term of
20 years or less, with a ten-year or less option to renew. A lease under this paragraph may
be canceled only due to the lack of a legislative appropriation for the program.

    Sec. 39. Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 446A.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
    Subdivision 1. Bonding authority. The authority may issue negotiable bonds in a
principal amount that the authority determines necessary to provide sufficient funds for
achieving its purposes, including the making of loans and purchase of securities, the
payment of interest on bonds of the authority, the establishment of reserves to secure its
bonds, the payment of fees to a third party providing credit enhancement, and the payment
of all other expenditures of the authority incident to and necessary or convenient to carry
out its corporate purposes and powers, but not including the making of grants. Bonds of
the authority may be issued as bonds or notes or in any other form authorized by law. The
principal amount of bonds issued and outstanding under this section at any time may not
exceed $1,250,000,000 $1,500,000,000, excluding bonds for which refunding bonds or
crossover refunding bonds have been issued.

    Sec. 40. Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section 7, subdivision 21, as amended by
Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 42, is amended to read:

Subd. 21.Harbor of Refuge at Two Harbors
1,000,000
To develop the harbor of refuge and marina
at Two Harbors, including public access
improvements, marina slips, parking
facilities, utilities, a fuel dock, and an
administration building.
This appropriation is not available until
the commissioner has determined that at
least $500,000 has been committed from
federal sources. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.642, this appropriation
and its corresponding bond authorization do
not cancel until June 30, 2006 December 31,
2009.

    Sec. 41. Laws 2002, chapter 393, section 19, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.Northwest Busway
20,000,000
To design and construct a busway in
the northwest metropolitan area between
downtown Minneapolis and Rogers. This
appropriation is contingent on $12,000,000
from Hennepin county and $5,000,000 from
the metropolitan council for the project. Total
funding from all sources may be used for
roadway design, reconstruction, acquisition
of land and right-of-way, and to design,
construct, furnish, and equip transit stations
and park and rides. Design-build under new
Minnesota Statutes, sections 383B.158 to
383B.1586, may be used for implementing
this project. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.642, this appropriation
and its corresponding bond authorization do
not cancel until December 31, 2010.

    Sec. 42. Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 5, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2. Independent School District No. 38 -
Red Lake
18,000,000
This appropriation is from the maximum
effort school loan fund for a capital loan to
Independent School District No. 38, Red
Lake, as provided in Minnesota Statutes,
sections 126C.60 to 126C.72, to design,
construct, renovate, furnish, and equip a new
middle school and the existing high school.
The commissioner and Independent School
District No. 38, Red Lake, shall report to
the legislature by January 10, 2006, on the
progress of the capital loan.
The unexpended balance from the
appropriation in Laws 2002, chapter 393,
section 5, subdivision 2, to design, construct,
renovate, furnish, equip, and for health
and safety capital improvements to school
facilities may be added to this appropriation.

    Sec. 43. Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 7, subdivision 14, is amended to read:

Subd. 14.State Trail Development
7,910,000
To acquire land for and to develop and
rehabilitate state trails as specified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015.
$1,500,000 is for the Blazing Star Trail.
$435,000 is for a segment of the Blufflands
Trail, from Preston to Forestville.
$200,000 is for a segment of the Blufflands
Trail, from Chester Woods County Park
to the city limits of Rochester in Olmsted
County, primarily for nonmotorized riding
and hiking.
$400,000 is for the Douglas Trail.
$400,000 is for the Gateway Trail.
$725,000 is for the Gitchi Gami Trail.
$500,000 is for the Glacial Lakes Trail.
$200,000 is for the Goodhue Pioneer Trail.
$300,000 is for the Heartland Trail.
$300,000 is for the Mill Towns Trail.
$100,000 is for the Minnesota River Trail.
$2,400,000 is for the Paul Bunyan Trail:
$1,500,000 $320,000 is for an extension
across Excelsior Road in the city of Baxter to
connect with the Oberstar Tunnel and may
be used to match federal money for the trail;
$900,000 is to acquire right-of-way in the
city of Bemidji and to rehabilitate the trail.
$450,000 is for the Shooting Star Trail.

    Sec. 44. Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.RIM and CREP Conservation
Easements
23,000,000
This appropriation is to acquire conservation
easements from landowners on marginal
lands to protect soil and water quality and to
support fish and wildlife habitat as provided
in Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515
sections 103F.501 to 103F.535.
$3,000,000 is to implement the program.

    Sec. 45. Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 19, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.Metropolitan Regional Parks
Capital Improvements
14,664,000
This appropriation must be used to pay the
cost of improvements and betterments of a
capital nature and acquisition by the council
and local government units of regional
recreational open-space lands in accordance
with the council's policy plan as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 473.147. Priority
should be given to park rehabilitation and
land acquisition projects.
For purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section
473.351, Columbia Parkway, Ridgeway
Parkway, and Stinson Boulevard are
considered to be part of the metropolitan
regional recreation open space system.
$100,000 is for a grant to Ramsey and
Washington Counties, or either of them
as jointly agreed, to prepare engineering
design documents for the development of
a trail adjacent to marked Trunk Highway
120 from its intersection with Joy Road
to its intersection with 20th Street in the
city of North St. Paul, adjacent to marked
Trunk Highway 96 from its intersection with
marked Trunk Highway 61 to its intersection
with marked Trunk Highway 244, and
adjacent to marked Trunk Highway 244 from
its intersection with marked Trunk Highway
96 to and including its intersection with
Washington County Road 12 to be known
as the Silver Lake Trail. The design must
be consistent with the recommendations
of the Lake Links Trail Network Master
Plan prepared for Ramsey and Washington
Counties.
$388,000 is for a grant to the city of St.
Paul for park and trail improvements in the
Desnoyer Park area, above the Meeker Island
lock historic site.
$4,676,000 is for a grant to the city of St.
Paul to design and construct river's edge
improvements at Raspberry Island and
Upper Landing and develop a public park on
Raspberry Island. Of this amount, $676,000
$56,000 is the local match for an Upper
Landing federal TEA-21 grant.
$2,500,000 is for a grant to the city of
South St. Paul for the closure, capping, and
remediation of approximately 80 acres of
the Port Crosby construction and demolition
debris landfill in South St. Paul, as the fourth
phase of converting the land into parkland,
and to restore approximately 80 acres of
riverfront land along the Mississippi River.

    Sec. 46. Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 20, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.State-Operated Services Forensics
Programs

3,259,000
To design new facilities to be constructed
on the campus of the St. Peter Moose Lake
Regional Treatment Center for individuals
committed as sexual psychopathic
personalities, sexually dangerous persons,
mentally ill, or mentally ill and dangerous.

    Sec. 47. Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 20, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.Systemwide Redevelopment, Reuse,
or Demolition
17,600,000
To demolish or improve surplus,
nonfunctional, or deteriorated facilities and
infrastructure at Department of Human
Services campuses statewide.
(a) Up to $8,600,000 may be used to
predesign, design, construct, furnish,
and equip renovation of existing space
or construction of new space for skilled
nursing home capacity for forensic treatment
programs operated by state-operated services
on the campus of St. Peter Regional
Treatment Center.
(b) $4,000,000 may be used to prepare
and develop a site, including demolition of
buildings and infrastructure, to implement
the redevelopment and reuse of the
Ah-Gwah-Ching Regional Treatment Center
campus. If the property is sold or transferred
to a local unit of government, the unspent
portion of this appropriation may be granted
to the local unit of government that acquires
the campus for the purposes stated in this
subdivision.
Up to $400,000 may be used for a grant
to the city of Walker to connect the water
reservoir to the city.
(c) $1,000,000 may be used to renovate one
or more buildings for chemical dependency
treatment specializing in methamphetamine
addiction, and demolish buildings, on the
Willmar Regional Treatment Center campus.
If the property is sold or transferred to a local
unit of government, the unspent portion of
this appropriation may be granted to the local
unit of government that acquires the campus
for the purposes stated in this subdivision.
(d) Up to $2,210,000 may be spent by the
commissioner of finance to retire municipal
bonds issued by the city of Fergus Falls
and to retire interfund loans incurred by the
city of Fergus Falls in connection with the
waste incinerator and steam heating facility
at the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment
Center. $447,610 of unexpended nonsalary
money from state-operated services may be
transferred as a grant to the city of Fergus
Falls to retire interfund loans incurred by the
city of Fergus Falls in connection with the
waste incinerator and steam heating facility
at the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment
Center. This money is only available upon
satisfactory completion of implementation of
the final master plan agreement, as approved
by the Department of Administration, the
Department of Human Services, and the city
of Fergus Falls.
(e) Up to $400,000 may be used for a grant to
the city of Fergus Falls to demolish the city's
waste-to-energy incineration plant located
on the grounds of the Fergus Falls Regional
Treatment Center.
(f) The provisions, terms, and conditions
of any grant made by the director of the
Office of Environmental Assistance under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115A, to the
city of Fergus Falls for the waste incinerator
steam heating facility that supports the
Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center and
that may come into effect as a result of the
incinerator and facility being closed, are
hereby waived.

    Sec. 48. Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 20, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4. Willmar Regional Treatment Center
Retrofit
900,000
To demolish buildings, predesign, design,
renovate, construct, furnish, and equip
buildings at the Willmar Regional Treatment
Center for reuse, and renovate campus
support buildings and campus infrastructure,
including tunnels. These projects are to
develop the Willmar Regional Treatment
Center campus for health care, mental
health care, chemical dependency treatment,
housing, and other public purposes and
must be implemented consistent with the
recommendations in the final Willmar
Regional Treatment Center Master Plan and
Reuse Study prepared and approved under
Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 14,
article 6, section 64, subdivision 2, unless
expressly provided otherwise. If the Willmar
Regional Treatment Center property is sold
or transferred to a local unit of government,
the unspent portion of this appropriation may
be granted to the local unit of government
that acquires the campus for the purposes
stated in this subdivision to design, construct,
furnish, and equip a maintenance facility.

    Sec. 49. Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3. Wastewater Infrastructure Funding
Program
29,900,000
(a) To the Public Facilities Authority for
the purposes specified in this subdivision.
$29,300,000 of this appropriation is for
grants and loans to eligible municipalities
under the wastewater infrastructure program
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
446A.072.
To the greatest practical extent, the authority
must use the appropriation for projects on
the 2005 project priority list in priority
order to qualified applicants that submit
plans and specifications to the Pollution
Control Agency or receive a funding
commitment from USDA Rural Economic
and Community Development before
December 1, 2006.
$600,000 of this appropriation is to
implement the wastewater infrastructure
program.
(b) The grants listed in this paragraph are not
subject to the 2005 project priority list nor
to the limitations on grant amounts set forth
in Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072,
subdivision 5a.
$1,500,000 is for a grant to the city of Aurora
to reconstruct its wastewater treatment plant,
damaged in an explosion May 5, 2004.
$1,700,000 is for a grant to the Central Iron
Range Sanitary Sewer District Authority to
predesign and design the necessary facilities
to collect, treat, and dispose of sewage in the
district, including a pump-storage facility
and a wind-energy facility.
Up to $5,000,000 may be used as grants to
the cities of Dunnell, Dumont, Henriette,
Lewisville, McGrath, and Ostrander to
undertake corrective action on systems
built since 2001 with federal money from
USDA Rural Economic and Community
Development. A grant must not exceed
the amount of federal money used in the
construction of systems that incorporated
sand filter treatment, fixed activated sludge
treatment, or mechanical package plant
treatment technologies.
$4,950,000 is for a grant to the city of
Duluth for design and construction of
sanitary sewer overflow storage facilities at
selected locations in the city of Duluth. This
appropriation is available when matched by
$1 of money secured or provided by the city
of Duluth for each $1 of state money.
$1,700,000 is for a grant to the city of
Eagle Bend to predesign, design, construct,
furnish, and equip a wastewater collection
and treatment system.
$1,500,000 is for a grant to the city of Two
Harbors to retire loans, whether interfund
or otherwise, incurred to acquire land for,
design, construct, furnish, and equip a
2,500,000 gallon equalization basin and a
chlorine-contact tank of at least 100,000
gallon capacity, adjacent to the city's
wastewater treatment plant. The equalization
basin is required under the city's National
Pollution Discharge Elimination System
permit. This appropriation is not available
until the commissioner of finance determines
that $325,000 has been committed to the
project from nonstate sources.
$1,550,000 for a grant to the city of Bayport
for the Middle St. Croix River Watershed
Management Organization to complete the
sewer system extending from Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources pond
82-310P (the prison pond) in Bayport
through the Stillwater prison grounds to the
St. Croix River.
$2,000,000 is to the commissioner of
employment and economic development for
a grant to the city of New Brighton to relocate
a sanitary sewer interceptor for sanitary
sewer and storm water improvements
in the Northwest Quadrant to allow for
redevelopment of that area.

    Sec. 50. Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 23, subdivision 12, as amended by
Laws 2006, chapter 171, section 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 12. Bioscience Development
18,500,000
For grants to political subdivisions to
predesign, design, acquire, construct, furnish,
and equip publicly owned infrastructure
required to support bioscience development
in this state.

$2,500,000 is for a grant to the city of
Worthington.
$14,000,000 cumulatively is for grants to the
counties of Ramsey and Anoka for public
improvements to the portion of County Road
J located within each county. This amount
may be used to repay loans the proceeds of
which were used for the public improvement.
The grants to the individual counties shall be
in amounts proportionate to the individual
counties' costs associated with the public
improvements.
$2,000,000 is for bioscience business
development public infrastructure grants
under new Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.435.

    Sec. 51. Laws 2005, chapter 20, article 1, section 27, is amended to read:


Sec. 27. BOND SALE SCHEDULE
The commissioner of finance shall schedule
the sale of state general obligation bonds
so that, during the biennium ending June
30, 2007, no more than $780,536,000
$763,706,000 will need to be transferred
from the general fund to the state bond
fund to pay principal and interest due and
to become due on outstanding state general
obligation bonds. During the biennium,
before each sale of state general obligation
bonds, the commissioner of finance shall
calculate the amount of debt service
payments needed on bonds previously issued
and shall estimate the amount of debt service
payments that will be needed on the bonds
scheduled to be sold. The commissioner
shall adjust the amount of bonds scheduled to
be sold so as to remain within the limit set by
this section. The amount needed to make the
debt service payments is appropriated from
the general fund as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.641.

    Sec. 52. Laws 2005, chapter 152, article 1, section 39, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:
    Subdivision 1. Issuance; purpose. Notwithstanding any provision of Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 298, to the contrary, the commissioner of Iron Range resources and
rehabilitation may shall issue revenue bonds in a principal amount of $15,000,000, plus
an amount sufficient to pay costs of issuance, in one or more series, and thereafter may
issue bonds to refund those bonds. The proceeds of the bonds must be used to pay the
costs of issuance and to make grants to school districts located in the taconite tax relief
area defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 273.134, or the taconite assistance area defined
in Minnesota Statutes, section 273.1341, to be used by the school districts to pay for
health, safety, and maintenance improvements but only if the school district has levied the
maximum amount allowable under law for those purposes.

    Sec. 53. OUTDOOR LIGHTING PURCHASE.
All purchasing of outdoor lighting fixtures using funds appropriated under this act
must give consideration to maximizing energy conservation and savings, reducing glare,
minimizing light pollution, and preserving the natural night environment.

    Sec. 54. FERGUS FALLS INCINERATOR; CONVEYANCE OF EQUIPMENT.
Notwithstanding any law, administrative rule, commissioner's order, or agreement
to the contrary, the city of Fergus Falls may convey to the city of Perham, for nominal
consideration, all or part of the air pollution equipment, including the building and related
equipment, that is currently located at the Fergus Falls incinerator. The conveyance shall
be in a form approved by the attorney general and must be used for public purposes. The
city of Perham is responsible for the costs of dismantling, transporting, and reassembling
the equipment in Perham, as part of the expansion of the Perham resource recovery facility.

    Sec. 55. EFFECTIVE DATE.
Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective the day following final enactment.
Presented to the governor May 22, 2006
Signed by the governor June 1, 2006, 9:03 a.m.

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