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403.30 Appropriation; transfers; budget.

Subdivision 1. Standing appropriation; costs covered. For each fiscal year beginning with the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1997, the amount necessary to pay the following costs is appropriated to the commissioner of public safety from the 911 emergency telecommunications service account established under section 403.11:

(1) debt service costs and reserves for bonds issued pursuant to section 403.27;

(2) repayment of the right-of-way acquisition loans;

(3) costs of design, construction, maintenance of, and improvements to those elements of the first, second, and third phases that support mutual aid communications and emergency medical services;

(4) recurring charges for leased sites and equipment for those elements of the first, second, and third phases that support mutual aid and emergency medical communication services; or

(5) aid to local units of government for sites and equipment in support of mutual aid and emergency medical communications services.

This appropriation shall be used to pay annual debt service costs and reserves for bonds issued pursuant to section 403.27 prior to use of fee money to pay other costs eligible under this subdivision. In no event shall the appropriation for each fiscal year exceed an amount equal to four cents a month for each customer access line or other basic access service, including trunk equivalents as designated by the Public Utilities Commission for access charge purposes and including cellular and other nonwire access services, in the fiscal year. Beginning July 1, 2004, this amount will increase to 13 cents a month.

Subd. 2. Radio board budget. The Metropolitan Council shall transmit the annual budget of the radio board to the commissioner of public safety no later than December 15 of each year. The commissioner shall include all eligible costs approved by the radio board for the regionwide public safety communication system in the commissioner's request for legislative appropriations from the 911 emergency telecommunications service fee account.

Subd. 3. Monthly appropriation transfers. Each month, before the 25th day of the month, the commissioner shall transmit to the Metropolitan Council 1/12 of its total approved appropriation for the regionwide public safety communication system.

Subd. 4. Implementation of phases three to six. To implement phases three to six of the statewide public safety radio communication system, the commissioner of public safety shall contract with the commissioner of transportation to construct, own, operate, maintain, and enhance the elements of phases three to six identified in the plan developed under section 403.36. The commissioner of transportation, under appropriate state law, shall contract for, or procure by purchase or lease (including joint purchase and lease agreements), construction, installation of materials, supplies and equipment, and other services as may be needed to build, operate, and maintain phases three to six of the system.

HIST: 1Sp2003 c 1 art 2 s 117,135