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Subdivision 1.Applicability.

The definitions in this section apply to sections 137.61 to 137.65.

Subd. 2.Biomedical science research facility.

"Biomedical science research facility" means a facility located on the campus of the University of Minnesota to be used as a research facility and laboratory for biomedical science and biomedical technology. A hospital licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56 is not a biomedical science research facility. Biomedical science research facility includes the clinical research facility defined in this section.

Subd. 2a.Clinical research facility.

"Clinical research facility" means a facility located on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota to connect a broad array of clinical research units and activities from across the university, providing a consolidated home for the Clinical Translational Science Institute and related programs that support education, research, clinical training, and patient care.

Subd. 3.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of management and budget.

Subd. 4.Project costs.

"Project costs" means the sum of all obligations incurred, paid, or to be paid that are reasonably required for the design, construction, and completion of the project, including, but not limited to:

(1) site acquisition;

(2) soil and environmental testing, surveys, estimates, plans and specifications, supervision of construction, and other engineering and architectural services;

(3) payments under construction contracts and payments for performance bonds; and

(4) purchase and installation of furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

Subd. 5.Project.

"Project" means the acquisition, construction, improvement, expansion, repair, or rehabilitation of all or part of a structure, facility, infrastructure, or equipment necessary for a biomedical science research facility approved by the Board of Regents.

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