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    Subdivision 1. Appropriations into single project account. The commissioner shall place
the money from two or more appropriations for the same or related projects in one account if
all the appropriations do not lapse until their purposes are accomplished or abandoned. The
agency to whom the appropriation was made shall first certify which accounts are involved
to the commissioner.
    Subd. 2. Transfer between accounts. Upon the awarding of final contracts for the
completion of a project for construction or other permanent improvement, or upon the
abandonment of the project, the agency to whom the appropriation was made may transfer the
unencumbered balance in the project account to another project enumerated in the same section of
that appropriation act, or may transfer unencumbered balances from agency operating funds. The
transfer must be made only to cover bids for the other project that were higher than was estimated
when the appropriation for the other project was made and not to cover an expansion of the other
project. The money transferred under this section is appropriated for the purposes for which
transferred. For transfers for technical colleges by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities, the total cost of both projects and the required local share for both
projects are adjusted accordingly. The agency proposing a transfer shall obtain approval from the
commissioner of finance and the chair of the senate Finance Committee and the chair of the house
of representatives Ways and Means Committee before the transfer is made under this subdivision.
    Subd. 3. Capitol Area planning. The department shall set aside from a state appropriation
available for that purpose funds for the planning and consulting services of the Capitol Area
Architectural and Planning Board when a state agency or the Minnesota Historical Society plans
and constructs any capital improvement in the Capitol Area as defined in section 15B.02.
History: 1969 c 1155 s 11; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1984 c 628 art 2 s 1; 1989 c 300 art 1 s 24;
1990 c 375 s 3; 1990 c 610 art 1 s 40; 1991 c 345 art 1 s 57; 1993 c 4 s 10; 1993 c 192 s 68; 1997
c 183 art 3 s 1; 1999 c 240 art 1 s 15; 2003 c 17 s 2

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