1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to state government; providing supplemental appropriations for Office
1.3of Higher Education, Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and
1.4Universities, Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota; jobs, economic
1.5development, labor, commerce and housing finance; state government and
1.6veterans; public safety and corrections; transportation; agriculture, environment,
1.7natural resources and clean water; early childhood education; kindergarten
1.8through grade 12; community and adult education including general education;
1.9education excellence; special education; education facilities; nutrition; state
1.10education agencies; health and human services; making certain appropriations
1.11adjustments; modifying disposition of certain revenues; providing a grant
1.12to College Possible; providing funding for regenerative medicine research;
1.13regulating study abroad programs; providing resident tuition rates for certain
1.14military veterans; authorizing participation in the interstate reciprocity
1.15agreement; authorizing student loan refinancing; requiring a transfer from the
1.16assigned risk plan in the event of surplus; establishing broadband development
1.17grants; modifying workforce development outcomes; requiring workers'
1.18compensation reform; modifying an energy loan program; establishing deaf,
1.19deafblind, and hard-of-hearing grants; modifying distribution of a taconite tax;
1.20implementing an innovation voucher pilot program; establishing competency
1.21standards for certain industries; creating the Legislative Water Commission;
1.22making changes to the Compensation Council; expediting professional
1.23licensure for members of the military; transferring funds to a disaster assistance
1.24contingency account; modifying certain provisions pertaining to victims of
1.25domestic violence; permitting the court to continue a juvenile case without a
1.26finding of delinquency; continuing the fire safety advisory committee; lowering
1.27the penalty for the performance of acts prohibited by statutes for which no penalty
1.28is specified; extending University of Minnesota service of alcohol; providing
1.29for disaster assistance for public entities with and without federal assistance;
1.30providing for railroad and railroad yard safety and emergency preparedness;
1.31designating the Trooper Glen Skolman Memorial Highway; modifying various
1.32provisions governing fund use, driver's licenses and permits, license plates, speed
1.33limits, work zones, gross vehicle weights and permits, products and services
1.34billing, safety oversight, light rail vehicle design, transit shelters and stops,
1.35highway turnbacks, and watercraft decontamination sites; providing for federal
1.36conformity; establishing a community destination sign pilot program; providing
1.37for transit service on election day; modifying off-highway motorcycle provisions;
1.38creating accounts; providing for certain grants; providing for protection
1.39of pollinators; modifying the Water Law; modifying recycling provisions;
2.1providing for state parks and trails license plates; providing for establishment of
2.2Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center; providing for licensing commercial
2.3breeders of dogs and cats; providing for adoption of research dogs and cats;
2.4modifying provisions governing Health Department, Department of Human
2.5Services, health care, children and family services, Northstar Care for Children
2.6program, community first services and supports, continuing care, home and
2.7community-based services standards, public assistance programs simplification,
2.8and chemical and mental health services; making changes to hospital payment
2.9system; providing rate and grant increases for nursing facilities, ICFs/DD,
2.10and home and community-based services; requiring studies and reports;
2.11requiring rulemaking;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 12.03,
2.12by adding subdivisions; 12.221, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision;
2.1312A.02, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions; 12A.03, subdivision 3; 12A.15,
2.14subdivision 1; 13.43, subdivision 16; 13.46, subdivision 4; 13.643, subdivision 6;
2.1513.681, by adding a subdivision; 13.84, subdivisions 5, 6; 15A.082, subdivision
2.164; 16A.125, subdivision 5; 16A.28, by adding a subdivision; 16C.16, subdivision
2.176a; 16C.19; 18B.01, by adding subdivisions; 18B.03, by adding a subdivision;
2.1818B.04; 84.788, subdivision 2; 85.053, subdivision 2; 85.34, subdivision 7;
2.1985A.02, subdivision 2; 103G.251; 103G.271, subdivisions 5, 6; 103G.281, by
2.20adding a subdivision; 115A.151, as amended; 115A.55, subdivision 4; 115A.551,
2.21subdivisions 1, 2a; 115A.557, subdivisions 2, 3; 115E.01, by adding subdivisions;
2.22115E.08, by adding subdivisions; 116J.423, subdivision 2; 116J.8731, subdivision
2.235; 116L.98; 119B.09, subdivision 9a; 122A.18, by adding a subdivision;
2.24122A.40, subdivision 13; 122A.41, subdivision 6; 122A.414, subdivision 2, as
2.25amended if enacted; 122A.415, subdivision 1; 123A.05, subdivision 2; 123A.64;
2.26123B.57, subdivision 6; 123B.71, subdivisions 8, 9; 123B.72, subdivisions 1, 3;
2.27124D.09, subdivisions 9, 13; 124D.111, by adding a subdivision; 124D.1158,
2.28subdivisions 3, 4; 124D.13, subdivisions 2, as amended, 4, 9, 13, by adding
2.29subdivisions; 124D.135, subdivisions 1, 3; 124D.16, subdivision 2; 124D.522;
2.30124D.531, subdivision 3; 124D.59, subdivision 2; 125A.76, subdivision 2;
2.31126C.10, subdivisions 25, 26; 127A.45, subdivisions 2, 3; 127A.49, subdivisions
2.322, 3; 129C.10, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 136A.01, subdivision
2.332; 136A.1702; 136A.1785; 144.0724, as amended; 144.1501, subdivision
2.341; 144.551, subdivision 1; 144A.073, by adding a subdivision; 144A.33,
2.35subdivision 2; 148.624, by adding a subdivision; 148B.53, subdivision 3;
2.36150A.091, by adding a subdivision; 153.16, by adding a subdivision; 154.11, as
2.37amended; 155A.27, by adding a subdivision; 161.14, by adding a subdivision;
2.38165.15, subdivision 2; 169.011, by adding a subdivision; 169.06, subdivision
2.394, by adding a subdivision; 169.14, subdivision 5d, by adding a subdivision;
2.40169.305, subdivision 1; 169.826, by adding a subdivision; 169.8261, by adding a
2.41subdivision; 169.86, subdivision 5; 169.863, by adding a subdivision; 169.865,
2.42subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 169.866, subdivision 3, by adding a
2.43subdivision; 171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivision 2; 171.13, subdivision
2.441; 174.02, by adding a subdivision; 174.56, subdivision 1; 179.02, by adding
2.45a subdivision; 181A.07, by adding a subdivision; 216B.241, subdivision 1d;
2.46216C.145; 216C.146; 219.015, subdivisions 1, 2; 222.50, subdivision 7;
2.47245.466, by adding a subdivision; 245A.03, subdivision 2c; 245A.04, by
2.48adding a subdivision; 245C.03, by adding a subdivision; 245C.04, by adding
2.49a subdivision; 245C.05, subdivision 5; 245C.10, by adding a subdivision;
2.50245C.33, subdivisions 1, 4; 252.451, subdivision 2; 253B.066, subdivision 1;
2.51254B.04, subdivision 3; 254B.12; 256.01, by adding a subdivision; 256.9685,
2.52subdivisions 1, 1a; 256.9686, subdivision 2; 256.969, subdivisions 1, 2, 2b, 3a,
2.533b, 3c, 6a, 8, 8a, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18, 25, 30, by adding subdivisions; 256.9752,
2.54subdivision 2; 256B.04, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0615, subdivision 3;
2.55256B.0624, subdivisions 2, 5, 6, 10; 256B.0625, subdivisions 18b, 18c, 18d, 18g,
2.5630, by adding a subdivision; 256B.0751, by adding a subdivision; 256B.199;
2.57256B.35, subdivision 1; 256B.441, by adding a subdivision; 256B.5012, by
2.58adding a subdivision; 256D.02, subdivisions 8, 12; 256D.05, subdivision 5;
3.1256D.06, subdivision 1; 256D.08, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision;
3.2256D.10; 256D.405, subdivisions 1, 3; 256D.425, subdivision 2; 256I.03, by
3.3adding a subdivision; 256I.04, subdivision 1; 256I.05, subdivision 2; 256J.08,
3.4subdivisions 47, 57, 83, by adding a subdivision; 256J.10; 256J.21, subdivision 4;
3.5256J.30, subdivision 4; 256J.32, subdivision 1; 256J.33, subdivision 2; 256J.37,
3.6as amended; 256J.425, subdivisions 1, 7; 256J.49, subdivision 13; 256J.53,
3.7subdivisions 1, 2, 5; 256J.531; 256J.95, subdivisions 8, 9, 10; 257.85, subdivision
3.811; 260B.198, subdivision 7; 260C.212, subdivision 1; 260C.515, subdivision
3.94; 260C.611; 268A.01, subdivision 14; 298.28, subdivisions 2, 7a, as added;
3.10299F.012, subdivision 2; 326.04, as amended; 326.10, by adding a subdivision;
3.11326.3382, by adding a subdivision; 326A.04, by adding a subdivision; 363A.44,
3.12subdivision 1, as added; 611A.06, by adding a subdivision; 645.241; Minnesota
3.13Statutes 2013 Supplement, sections 15A.082, subdivisions 1, 3; 16A.724,
3.14subdivision 3; 103I.205, subdivision 4; 116V.03; 123B.53, subdivisions 1, 5;
3.15123B.54; 123B.75, subdivision 5; 124D.11, subdivision 1; 124D.111, subdivision
3.161; 124D.165, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 124D.531, subdivision 1; 124D.862,
3.17subdivisions 1, 2; 125A.0942; 125A.11, subdivision 1; 125A.76, subdivisions
3.181, 2a, 2b, 2c; 125A.79, subdivisions 1, 5, 8; 126C.05, subdivision 15; 126C.10,
3.19subdivisions 2, 2a, 2c, 2d, 24, 31; 126C.17, subdivisions 6, 7b, 9, 9a; 126C.40,
3.20subdivision 1; 126C.44; 126C.48, subdivision 8; 127A.47, subdivision 7;
3.21145.4716, subdivision 2; 148B.17, subdivision 2; 174.12, subdivision 2; 174.42,
3.22subdivision 2; 245.8251; 245A.03, subdivision 7; 245A.042, subdivision 3;
3.23245A.16, subdivision 1; 245C.08, subdivision 1; 245D.02, subdivisions 3, 4b,
3.248b, 11, 15b, 23, 29, 34, 34a, by adding a subdivision; 245D.03, subdivisions 1,
3.252, 3, by adding a subdivision; 245D.04, subdivision 3; 245D.05, subdivisions
3.261, 1a, 1b, 2, 4, 5; 245D.051; 245D.06, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8; 245D.071,
3.27subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 245D.081, subdivision 2; 245D.09, subdivisions 3, 4a;
3.28245D.091, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 245D.10, subdivisions 3, 4; 245D.11, subdivision
3.292; 252.27, subdivision 2a; 256B.04, subdivision 21; 256B.055, subdivision
3.301; 256B.06, subdivision 4; 256B.0625, subdivisions 17, 18e; 256B.0949,
3.31subdivisions 4, 5, 11, by adding a subdivision; 256B.439, subdivisions 1, 7;
3.32256B.441, subdivision 63; 256B.4912, subdivision 1; 256B.4913, subdivision 4a;
3.33256B.4914, subdivisions 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15; 256B.492; 256B.69, subdivision
3.3434; 256B.766; 256B.767; 256B.85, subdivisions 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
3.3515, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, by adding subdivisions; 256J.21, subdivision 3; 256J.30,
3.36subdivision 9; 256N.02, by adding a subdivision; 256N.21, subdivision 2, by
3.37adding a subdivision; 256N.22, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 6; 256N.23, subdivisions 1,
3.384; 256N.24, subdivisions 9, 10; 256N.25, subdivisions 2, 3; 256N.26, subdivision
3.391; 256N.27, subdivision 4; 297A.815, subdivision 3; 326A.04, subdivision 5;
3.40Laws 2008, chapter 363, article 5, section 4, subdivision 7, as amended; Laws
3.412009, chapter 83, article 1, section 10, subdivision 7; Laws 2010, chapter 189,
3.42sections 15, subdivision 12; 26, subdivision 4; Laws 2012, chapter 247, article 4,
3.43section 47; Laws 2012, chapter 263, section 1; Laws 2012, chapter 287, article 2,
3.44sections 1; 3; Laws 2012, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 28;
3.45Laws 2013, chapter 1, section 6, as amended; Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1,
3.46sections 3, subdivisions 2, 5, 6; 4, subdivisions 1, 2; 5; 13, subdivision 5; Laws
3.472013, chapter 86, article 1, sections 12, subdivisions 1, 3, as amended; 13; Laws
3.482013, chapter 108, article 1, section 24; article 7, sections 14; 49; article 14,
3.49sections 2, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, as amended, 6, as amended; 3, subdivisions 1, 4;
3.504, subdivision 8; 12; Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 3, sections 3, subdivision 6;
3.514, subdivision 3; article 4, section 47; Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 1, section
3.5258, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11; article 3, section 37, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6, 8,
3.5315, 18, 20; article 4, section 9, subdivision 2; article 5, section 31, subdivisions
3.542, 3, 4, 5, 8; article 6, section 12, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6; article 7, section 21,
3.55subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9; article 8, section 5, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10,
3.5611, 14; article 9, sections 1, subdivision 2; 2; Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1,
3.57sections 3, subdivisions 2, 3, 6; 4; 5, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; Laws 2013, chapter
3.58143, article 11, section 10; Laws 2014, chapter 235, section 43; Laws 2014,
4.1chapter 240, section 26; 2014 H.F. No. 2180, section 11, if enacted; proposing
4.2coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3; 5; 18B; 84; 85; 87A;
4.3103G; 115E; 116J; 123A; 123B; 124D; 129C; 135A; 136A; 144; 144A; 145;
4.4148; 168; 171; 197; 219; 268A; 299A; 347; 473; proposing coding for new law
4.5as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 12B; 256P; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012,
4.6sections 115A.551, subdivision 2; 116J.997; 123B.71, subdivisions 1, 4; 256.969,
4.7subdivisions 2c, 8b, 9a, 9b, 11, 13, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28; 256.9695, subdivisions
4.83, 4; 256D.06, subdivision 1b; 256D.08, subdivision 2; 256D.405, subdivisions
4.91a, 2; 256J.08, subdivisions 42, 55a, 82a; 256J.20; 256J.24, subdivision 9;
4.10256J.32, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5a, 6, 7, 7a, 8; Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement,
4.11sections 256B.0625, subdivision 18f; 256J.08, subdivision 24; 256N.26,
4.12subdivision 7; Laws 2014, chapter 272, article 1, section 22; article 3, section 32.
4.13BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

4.14ARTICLE 1
4.15HIGHER EDUCATION

4.16
Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.
4.17The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to the
4.18appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 99, article 1, unless otherwise specified, to the
4.19agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
4.20general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal year indicated for
4.21each purpose. The figure "2015" used in this article means that the appropriation listed
4.22under it is available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.
4.23
APPROPRIATIONS
4.24
Available for the Year
4.25
Ending June 30
4.26
2014
2015

4.27
Sec. 2. OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
$
750,000
4.28This appropriation is for immediate transfer
4.29to College Possible for the purpose of
4.30expanding College Possible coaching and
4.31mentoring programs in Minnesota schools.
4.32The appropriation shall be used for:
4.33(1) increasing the number of low-income
4.34high school students served by College
4.35Possible by adding at least 150 students and
4.36partnering with at least three additional high
4.37schools in 2015;
5.1(2) expenses related to direct support
5.2for low-income high school students in
5.3after-school programming led by College
5.4Possible; and
5.5(3) coaching and support of low-income
5.6college students through the completion of
5.7their college degree.
5.8College Possible must, by February 1, 2015,
5.9report to the chairs and ranking minority
5.10members of the legislative committees
5.11and divisions with jurisdiction over higher
5.12education and E-12 education on activities
5.13funded by this appropriation. The report must
5.14include, but is not limited to, information
5.15about the expansion of College Possible in
5.16Minnesota, the number of College Possible
5.17coaches hired, the expansion within existing
5.18partner high schools, the expansion of high
5.19school partnerships, the number of high
5.20school and college students served, the
5.21total hours of community service by high
5.22school and college students, and a list of
5.23communities and organizations benefitting
5.24from student service hours.
5.25This appropriation must not be used for the
5.26expansion and support of College Possible
5.27outside of Minnesota.
5.28This is a onetime appropriation.

5.29
5.30
5.31
Sec. 3. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES
$
17,000,000
5.32$17,000,000 in fiscal year 2015 is
5.33appropriated from the general fund to the
5.34Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
5.35Colleges and Universities for compensation
6.1costs associated with the settlement of
6.2employment contracts for fiscal year 2014.
6.3The board's appropriation base is increased
6.4by $17,000,000 in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

6.5
6.6
Sec. 4. BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
6.7
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
4,500,000
6.8
Subd. 2.Health Sciences Special
4,500,000
6.9(a) This appropriation is from the general
6.10fund for the direct and indirect expenses
6.11of the collaborative partnership between
6.12the Univerity of Minnesota and the Mayo
6.13Clinic for regenerative medicine research,
6.14clinical translation, and commercialization.
6.15In addition to representatives from the
6.16University of Minnesota and the Mayo
6.17Clinic, the collaborative partnership must
6.18include representatives of private industry
6.19and others with expertise in regenerative
6.20medicine research, clinical translation,
6.21commercialization, and medical venture
6.22financing who are not affiliated with either the
6.23University of Minnesota or the Mayo Clinic.
6.24(b) By January 15 of each odd-numbered
6.25year beginning in 2017, the partnership must
6.26submit an independent financial audit to the
6.27chairs and ranking minority members of the
6.28committees of the house of representatives
6.29and senate having jurisdiction over higher
6.30education and economic development. The
6.31audit must include the names of all recipients
6.32of grants awarded by the partnership and
6.33their affiliation, if any, with the University of
6.34Minnesota or the Mayo Clinic.
7.1(c) The full amount of this appropriation
7.2is for the partnership and may not be
7.3used by the University of Minnesota for
7.4administrative or monitoring expenses.
7.5(d) For fiscal year 2016 and thereafter, the
7.6base for this program is $4,350,000.

7.7    Sec. 5. [5.39] STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS.
7.8    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
7.9subdivision have the meanings given them.
7.10(b) "Postsecondary institution" means an institution that meets the eligibility
7.11requirements under section 136A.103 to participate in state financial aid programs.
7.12(c) "Program" means a study abroad program offered or approved for credit by a
7.13postsecondary institution in which program participants travel outside of the United States
7.14in connection with an educational experience.
7.15    Subd. 2. Report. (a) A postsecondary institution, must file by November 1 of each
7.16year a report on its programs with the secretary of state. The report must contain the
7.17following information from the previous academic year, including summer terms:
7.18(1) deaths of program participants that occurred during program participation as a
7.19result of program participation; and
7.20(2) accidents and illnesses that occurred during program participation as a result of
7.21program participation and that required hospitalization.
7.22Information reported under clause (1) may be supplemented by a brief explanatory
7.23statement.
7.24(b) A postsecondary institution must report to the secretary of state annually by
7.25November 1 whether its program complies with health and safety standards set by the
7.26Forum on Education Abroad or a similar study abroad program standard setting agency.
7.27    Subd. 3. Secretary of state; publication of program information. (a) The secretary
7.28of state must publish the reports required by subdivision 2, on its Web site in a format that
7.29facilitates identifying information related to a particular postsecondary institution.
7.30(b) The secretary of state shall publish on its Web site the best available information
7.31by country on sexual assaults and other criminal acts affecting study abroad program
7.32participants during program participation. This information shall not be limited to
7.33programs subject to this section.
7.34    Subd. 4. Office of Higher Education. The secretary of state shall provide the
7.35information it posts on its Web site under subdivision 3 to the Office of Higher Education,
8.1in electronic format, at the time it posts the information. The Office of Higher Education
8.2shall post the information on its Web site and may otherwise distribute the information. In
8.3materials distributed or posted, the Office of Higher Education must reference this section.
8.4    Subd. 5. Program material. A postsecondary institution must include in its written
8.5materials provided to prospective program participants a link to the secretary of state Web
8.6site stating that program health and safety information is available at the Web site.
8.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014, provided that the
8.8initial reports under subdivision 2 are due November 1, 2015.

8.9    Sec. 6. [135A.0431] MILITARY VETERANS; RESIDENT TUITION.
8.10(a) A person who is honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States
8.11is entitled to the resident tuition rate at Minnesota public postsecondary institutions.
8.12(b) This section is in addition to any other statute, rule, or higher education
8.13institution regulation or policy providing eligibility for a resident tuition rate or its
8.14equivalent to a student.
8.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for academic terms beginning after
8.16August 1, 2014.

8.17    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 136A.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
8.18    Subd. 2. Responsibilities. (a) The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is
8.19responsible for:
8.20(1) necessary state level administration of financial aid programs, including
8.21accounting, auditing, and disbursing state and federal financial aid funds, and reporting on
8.22financial aid programs to the governor and the legislature;
8.23(2) approval, registration, licensing, and financial aid eligibility of private collegiate
8.24and career schools, under sections 136A.61 to 136A.71 and chapter 141;
8.25(3) determining whether to enter into an interstate reciprocity agreement regarding
8.26postsecondary distance education;
8.27(3) (4) negotiating and administering reciprocity agreements;
8.28(4) (5) publishing and distributing financial aid information and materials, and other
8.29information and materials under section 136A.87, to students and parents;
8.30(5) (6) collecting and maintaining student enrollment and financial aid data and
8.31reporting data on students and postsecondary institutions to develop and implement a
8.32process to measure and report on the effectiveness of postsecondary institutions;
9.1(6) (7) administering the federal programs that affect students and institutions on a
9.2statewide basis; and
9.3(7) (8) prescribing policies, procedures, and rules under chapter 14 necessary to
9.4administer the programs under its supervision.
9.5(b) The office may match individual student data from the student record enrollment
9.6database with individual student financial aid data collected and maintained by the office
9.7in order to audit or evaluate federal or state supported education programs as permitted by
9.8United States Code, title 20, section 1232g(b)(3), and Code of Federal Regulations, title
9.934, section 99.35. The office shall not release data that personally identifies parents or
9.10students other than to employees and contractors of the office.

9.11    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 136A.1702, is amended to read:
9.12136A.1702 LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT.
9.13    The office shall notify the chairs of the legislative committees with primary
9.14jurisdiction over higher education finance of any proposed material change to any of its
9.15student loan programs, including loan refinancing under section 136A.1704, prior to
9.16making the change.

9.17    Sec. 9. [136A.1704] STUDENT LOAN REFINANCING.
9.18The office may refinance student and parent loans as provided by this section and
9.19on other terms and conditions the office prescribes. The office may establish credit
9.20requirements for borrowers and determine what types of student and parent loans will be
9.21eligible for refinancing. The refinanced loan need not have been made through a loan
9.22program administered by the office. Loans shall be made with available funds in the
9.23loan capital fund under section 136A.1785. The maximum amount of outstanding loans
9.24refinanced under this section may not exceed $100,000,000. The maximum loan under
9.25this section may not exceed $70,000.
9.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment,
9.27provided no loans may be refinanced prior to June 1, 2015.

9.28    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 136A.1785, is amended to read:
9.29136A.1785 LOAN CAPITAL FUND.
9.30The office may deposit and hold assets derived from the operation of its student loan
9.31programs and refinanced education loans authorized by this chapter in a fund known as
9.32the loan capital fund. Assets in the loan capital fund are available to the office solely
10.1for carrying out the purposes and terms of sections 136A.15 to 136A.1703 136A.1704,
10.2including, but not limited to, making student loans authorized by this chapter, refinancing
10.3education loans authorized by this chapter, paying administrative expenses associated with
10.4the operation of its student loan programs, repurchasing defaulted student loans, and
10.5paying expenses in connection with the issuance of revenue bonds authorized under this
10.6chapter. Assets in the loan capital fund may be invested as provided in sections 11A.24
10.7and 136A.16, subdivision 8. All interest and earnings from the investment of the loan
10.8capital fund inure to the benefit of the fund and are deposited into the fund.

10.9    Sec. 11. [136A.658] EXEMPTION; STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY
10.10AGREEMENT SCHOOLS.
10.11(a) The office may participate in an interstate reciprocity agreement regarding
10.12postsecondary distance education if it determines that participation is in the best interest of
10.13Minnesota postsecondary students.
10.14(b) If the office decides to participate in an interstate reciprocity agreement, an
10.15institution that meets the following requirements is exempt from the provisions of sections
10.16136A.61 to 136A.71:
10.17(1) the institution is situated in a state which is also participating in the interstate
10.18reciprocity agreement;
10.19(2) the institution has been approved to participate in the interstate reciprocity
10.20agreement by the institution's home state and other entities with oversight of the interstate
10.21reciprocity agreement; and
10.22(3) the institution has elected to participate in and operate in compliance with the
10.23terms of the interstate reciprocity agreement.

10.24    Sec. 12. MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
10.25BACCALAUREATE DEGREE COMPLETION PLAN.
10.26The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall develop
10.27a plan to implement multi-campus articulation agreements that lead to baccalaureate
10.28degree completion upon earning the number of credits required for the degree minus 60
10.29credits at a system university after transfer to the system university by a student with an
10.30associate in arts degree, associate of science degree, or an associate of fine arts (AFA)
10.31degree from a system college. The board shall assign the task of developing the plan to
10.32the appropriate committee formed under the board's "Charting the Future" initiative. The
10.33board shall report on this plan to the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over
10.34higher education finance and policy by March 15, 2015.

11.1    Sec. 13. REPORT; OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
11.2The Office of Higher Education shall, by February 1, 2015, report to the committees
11.3of the legislature with primary jurisdiction over higher education policy and finance, its
11.4plans and proposed terms and conditions for operating a student loan refinancing program
11.5under section 136A.1704, along with any recommended legislation.

11.6    Sec. 14. STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM; ASSESSMENT OF APPROPRIATE
11.7REGULATION.
11.8The Office of Higher Education shall, using existing staff and budget, assess the
11.9appropriate state regulation of postsecondary study abroad programs. The assessment
11.10must be based on a balanced approach of protecting the health and safety of program
11.11participants and maintaining the opportunity of students to study abroad. The office shall
11.12report the results of its assessment with any legislative recommendation by February 1,
11.132015, to the committees of the legislature with primary jurisdiction over higher education.

11.14    Sec. 15. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA BASE ADJUSTMENT.
11.15    For fiscal years 2016 to 2041, $3,500,000 is added to the base operations and
11.16maintenance appropriation to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota in
11.17Laws 2013, chapter 99, article 1, section 5.

11.18    Sec. 16. JAMES FORD BELL NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM AND
11.19PLANETARIUM.
11.20The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota is requested to complete the
11.21design of and to construct, furnish, and equip a new James Ford Bell Natural History
11.22Museum and Planetarium on the St. Paul campus.

11.23ARTICLE 2
11.24APPROPRIATIONS FOR DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND
11.25ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY,
11.26DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, AND HOUSING FINANCE

11.27
Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.
11.28    The sums shown in the columns under "Appropriations" are added to or, if shown
11.29in parentheses, subtracted from the appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1,
11.30or other law to the specified agencies. The appropriations are from the general fund, or
11.31another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The
11.32figures "2014" and "2015" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
11.33them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively.
12.1Appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, are effective the day following
12.2final enactment. Reductions may be taken in either fiscal year.
12.3
APPROPRIATIONS
12.4
Available for the Year
12.5
Ending June 30
12.6
2014
2015

12.7
12.8
Sec. 2. DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
12.9
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
0
$
29,475,000
12.10
Appropriations by Fund
12.11
General
-0-
28,175,000
12.12
12.13
Workforce
Development
-0-
1,300,000
12.14The amounts that may be spent for each
12.15purpose are specified in the following
12.16subdivisions.
12.17
12.18
Subd. 2.Business and Community
Development
0
27,225,000
12.19(a)(1) $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2015 is
12.20from the general fund for deposit in the
12.21border-to-border broadband fund account
12.22created under Minnesota Statutes, section
12.23116J.396, and may be used for the purposes
12.24provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
12.25116J.395, and as provided for under clause
12.26(2). This is a onetime appropriation and is
12.27available until June 30, 2017.
12.28(2) Of the appropriation under clause (1), up
12.29to three percent is for: (i) costs incurred by
12.30the commissioner to administer Minnesota
12.31Statutes, section 116J.395; and (ii) one
12.32or more contracts with an independent
12.33organization that has extensive experience
12.34working with Minnesota broadband
12.35providers to continue to:
13.1(A) collect broadband deployment data from
13.2Minnesota providers, verify its accuracy
13.3through on-the-ground testing, and create
13.4state and county maps available to the public
13.5showing the availability of broadband service
13.6at various upload and download speeds
13.7throughout Minnesota, in order to measure
13.8progress in achieving the state's broadband
13.9goals established in Minnesota Statutes,
13.10section 237.012;
13.11(B) analyze the deployment data collected to
13.12help inform future investments in broadband
13.13infrastructure; and
13.14(C) conduct business and residential surveys
13.15that measure broadband adoption and use in
13.16the state.
13.17Data provided by a broadband provider to the
13.18contractor under this paragraph is nonpublic
13.19data under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02,
13.20subdivision 9. Maps produced under this
13.21paragraph are public data under Minnesota
13.22Statutes, section 13.03.
13.23(b) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
13.24general fund for a grant to the Southwest
13.25Initiative Foundation for business revolving
13.26loans or other lending programs at below
13.27market interest rates. This is a onetime
13.28appropriation.
13.29(c) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
13.30general fund for a grant to the West Central
13.31Initiative Foundation for business revolving
13.32loans or other lending programs at below
13.33market interest rates. This is a onetime
13.34appropriation.
14.1(d) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
14.2general fund for a grant to the Southern
14.3Minnesota Initiative Foundation for business
14.4revolving loans or other lending programs at
14.5below market interest rates. This is a onetime
14.6appropriation.
14.7(e) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
14.8general fund for a grant to the Northwest
14.9Minnesota Foundation for business revolving
14.10loans or other lending programs at below
14.11market interest rates. This is a onetime
14.12appropriation.
14.13(f) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
14.14general fund for a grant to the Initiative
14.15Foundation for business revolving loans or
14.16other lending programs at below market
14.17interest rates. This is a onetime appropriation.
14.18(g) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
14.19general fund for a grant to the Northland
14.20Foundation for business revolving loans or
14.21other lending programs at below market
14.22interest rates. This is a onetime appropriation.
14.23(h) $650,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
14.24the general fund for a grant to the Urban
14.25Initiative Board under Minnesota Statutes,
14.26chapter 116M, for loans at below market
14.27interest rates, business technical assistance,
14.28or organizational capacity building. Funds
14.29available under this paragraph must be
14.30allocated as follows: (1) 50 percent of
14.31the funds must be allocated for projects
14.32in the counties of Dakota, Ramsey, and
14.33Washington; and (2) 50 percent of the funds
14.34must be allocated for projects in the counties
15.1of Anoka, Carver, Hennepin, and Scott. This
15.2is a onetime appropriation.
15.3(i) $500,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
15.4general fund for grants to small business
15.5development centers under Minnesota
15.6Statutes, section 116J.68. Funds made
15.7available under this paragraph may be used to
15.8match funds under the federal Small Business
15.9Development Center (SBDC) program under
15.10United States Code, title 15, section 648, to
15.11provide consulting and technical services, or
15.12to build additional SBDC network capacity
15.13to serve entrepreneurs and small businesses.
15.14The commissioner shall allocate funds
15.15equally among the nine regional centers and
15.16lead center. This is a onetime appropriation.
15.17(j) $400,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
15.18general fund for the innovation voucher pilot
15.19program. This is a onetime appropriation
15.20and is available until June 30, 2017. Of
15.21this amount, up to five percent may be used
15.22for administration. Vouchers require a 50
15.23percent match by recipients.
15.24(k) $475,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
15.25the general fund for the Minnesota Jobs
15.26Skills Partnership program under Minnesota
15.27Statutes, section 116L.02. This is a onetime
15.28appropriation.
15.29(l) $2,200,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
15.30the general fund for the greater Minnesota
15.31business development public infrastructure
15.32grant program under Minnesota Statutes,
15.33section 116J.431, for grants to design,
15.34construct, prepare, and improve infrastructure
15.35for economic development. This is a onetime
16.1appropriation and is available until June 30,
16.22017.
16.3(m) $150,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
16.4the general fund for a grant to the city of
16.5Proctor to design and construct a sand and
16.6salt storage facility to prevent runoff into
16.7surface water. This appropriation is not
16.8available until the commissioner determines
16.9that at least an equal amount is committed to
16.10the project from nonstate sources. This is a
16.11onetime appropriation.
16.12
Subd. 3.Workforce Development
0
1,050,000
16.13(a) $300,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
16.14workforce development fund for workforce
16.15program outcome activities under Minnesota
16.16Statutes, section 116L.98. This is a onetime
16.17appropriation.
16.18(b) $250,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
16.19the workforce development fund for a
16.20grant to the Northwest Indian Opportunities
16.21Industrialization Center and may be used for
16.22a green jobs deconstruction pilot program in
16.23collaboration with a research institute and
16.24a nonprofit organization with experience
16.25developing deconstruction jobs, new
16.26products from reclaimed materials, and reuse
16.27of materials. This is a onetime appropriation.
16.28(c) $250,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
16.29workforce development fund for a grant
16.30to the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job
16.31Training. This is a onetime appropriation.
16.32(d) $250,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
16.33workforce development fund for a grant to
16.34Twin Cities RISE! to provide job training.
16.35This is a onetime appropriation.
17.1
Subd. 4.General Support Services
0
500,000
17.2$500,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
17.3general fund for establishing and operating
17.4the interagency Olmstead Implementation
17.5Office. The base appropriation for the office
17.6is $875,000 each year for fiscal years 2016
17.7and 2017. The state recognizes its obligations
17.8under Jensen, et al. v. Minnesota Department
17.9of Human Services, et al. During the 2015
17.10legislative session, the legislature intends to
17.11review the funding levels provided for the
17.12Olmstead Implementation Office to ensure
17.13that amounts sufficient to comply with the
17.14obligations imposed by the court's order are
17.15appropriated in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
17.16
Subd. 5.Vocational Rehabilitation
-0-
700,000
17.17
Appropriations by Fund
17.18
General
-0-
450,000
17.19
17.20
Workforce
Development
-0-
250,000
17.21(a) $250,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from
17.22the workforce development fund for
17.23rate increases to providers of extended
17.24employment services for persons with severe
17.25disabilities under Minnesota Statutes, section
17.26268A.15. This is a onetime appropriation.
17.27(b) $450,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
17.28general fund for grants to the eight Minnesota
17.29Centers for Independent Living. This is a
17.30onetime appropriation.
17.31
Subd. 6.Transfer
17.32The commissioner shall transfer $7,100,000
17.33from the Minnesota minerals 21st century
17.34fund to the commissioner of the Iron Range
17.35Resources and Rehabilitation Board for
18.1a grant or forgivable loan to the city of
18.2Hoyt Lakes for building and municipal
18.3infrastructure in support of a biochemical
18.4manufacturing project to be located in the
18.5city. This transfer is available until June 30,
18.62018.

18.7
18.8
Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
INDUSTRY
$
250,000
18.9For the purpose of establishing competency
18.10standards for programs in advanced
18.11manufacturing, health care services,
18.12information technology, and agriculture.
18.13This is a onetime appropriation.

18.14
Sec. 4. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
$
(350,000)
$
-0-
18.15$350,000 in fiscal year 2014 is a onetime
18.16reduction to the appropriation for the gold
18.17bullion dealer registration program.

18.18
Sec. 5. HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY
$
-0-
$
2,200,000
18.19$2,200,000 in fiscal year 2015 is from the
18.20general fund for up to two grants for housing
18.21projects, not to exceed $1,100,000 per grant
18.22or 50 percent of the total development costs
18.23of the housing project, whichever is less, in
18.24communities that have:
18.25(1) low housing vacancy rates; and
18.26(2) education and training centers for jobs in
18.27the natural resources or aviation maintenance
18.28fields, or other fields with anticipated
18.29significant job growth potential.
18.30Funds must be used for grants for housing
18.31projects with financial and in-kind
18.32contributions from nonagency resources
18.33that, when combined with a grant under this
19.1section, are sufficient to complete the housing
19.2project. This is a onetime appropriation. If
19.3funds remain uncommitted by the end of
19.4calendar year 2015, the agency may transfer
19.5the uncommitted funds to the economic
19.6development and housing challenge program
19.7under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.33.

19.8    Sec. 6. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
19.9
19.10
Subd. 2.Business and Community
Development
53,642,000
45,407,000
19.11
Appropriations by Fund
19.12
General
52,942,000
44,707,000
19.13
Remediation
700,000
700,000
19.14(a)(1) $15,000,000 each year is for the
19.15Minnesota investment fund under Minnesota
19.16Statutes, section 116J.8731. Of this amount,
19.17the commissioner of employment and
19.18economic development may use up to three
19.19percent for administrative expenses and
19.20technology upgrades. This appropriation is
19.21available until spent.
19.22(2) Of the amount available under clause
19.23(1), up to $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2014
19.24is for a loan to facilitate initial investment
19.25in the purchase and operation of a
19.26biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
19.27This loan is not subject to the loan limitations
19.28under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731,
19.29and shall be forgiven by the commissioner
19.30of employment and economic development
19.31upon verification of meeting performance
19.32goals. Purchases related to and for the
19.33purposes of this loan award must be made
19.34between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2015.
20.1The amount under this clause is available
20.2until expended.
20.3(3) Of the amount available under clause (1),
20.4up to $2,000,000 is available for subsequent
20.5investment in the biopharmaceutical facility
20.6project in clause (2). The amount under this
20.7clause is available until expended. Loan
20.8thresholds under clause (2) must be achieved
20.9and maintained to receive funding. Loans
20.10are not subject to the loan limitations under
20.11Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731, and
20.12shall be forgiven by the commissioner of
20.13employment and economic development
20.14upon verification of meeting performance
20.15goals. Purchases related to and for the
20.16purposes of loan awards must be made during
20.17the biennium the loan was received.
20.18(4) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary,
20.19the biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility
20.20in this paragraph shall be deemed eligible
20.21for the Minnesota job creation fund under
20.22Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8748,
20.23by having at least $25,000,000 in capital
20.24investment and 190 retained employees.
20.25(5) For purposes of clauses (1) to (4),
20.26"biopharmaceutical" and "biologics" are
20.27interchangeable and mean medical drugs
20.28or medicinal preparations produced using
20.29technology that uses biological systems,
20.30living organisms, or derivatives of living
20.31organisms, to make or modify products or
20.32processes for specific use. The medical drugs
20.33or medicinal preparations include but are not
20.34limited to proteins, antibodies, nucleic acids,
20.35and vaccines.
21.1(b) $12,000,000 each year is for the
21.2Minnesota job creation fund under Minnesota
21.3Statutes, section 116J.8748. Of this amount,
21.4the commissioner of employment and
21.5economic development may use up to three
21.6percent for administrative expenses. This
21.7appropriation is available until spent. The
21.8base funding for this program shall be
21.9$12,500,000 each year in the fiscal year
21.102016-2017 biennium.
21.11(c) $1,272,000 each year is from the
21.12general fund for contaminated site cleanup
21.13and development grants under Minnesota
21.14Statutes, sections 116J.551 to 116J.558. This
21.15appropriation is available until expended.
21.16(d) $700,000 each year is from the
21.17remediation fund for contaminated site
21.18cleanup and development grants under
21.19Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.551 to
21.20116J.558 . This appropriation is available
21.21until expended.
21.22(e) $1,425,000 the first year and $1,425,000
21.23the second year are from the general fund for
21.24the business development competitive grant
21.25program. Of this amount, up to five percent
21.26is for administration and monitoring of the
21.27business development competitive grant
21.28program. All grant awards shall be for two
21.29consecutive years. Grants shall be awarded
21.30in the first year.
21.31(f) $4,195,000 each year is from the general
21.32fund for the Minnesota job skills partnership
21.33program under Minnesota Statutes, sections
21.34116L.01 to 116L.17. If the appropriation for
21.35either year is insufficient, the appropriation
22.1for the other year is available. This
22.2appropriation is available until spent.
22.3(g) $6,000,000 the first year is from the
22.4general fund for the redevelopment program
22.5under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.571.
22.6This is a onetime appropriation and is
22.7available until spent.
22.8(h) $12,000 each year is from the general
22.9fund for a grant to the Upper Minnesota Film
22.10Office.
22.11(i) $325,000 each year is from the general
22.12fund for the Minnesota Film and TV Board.
22.13The appropriation in each year is available
22.14only upon receipt by the board of $1 in
22.15matching contributions of money or in-kind
22.16contributions from nonstate sources for every
22.17$3 provided by this appropriation, except that
22.18each year up to $50,000 is available on July
22.191 even if the required matching contribution
22.20has not been received by that date.
22.21(j) $100,000 each year is for a grant to the
22.22Northern Lights International Music Festival.
22.23(k) $5,000,000 each year is from the general
22.24fund for a grant to the Minnesota Film
22.25and TV Board for the film production jobs
22.26program under Minnesota Statutes, section
22.27116U.26 . This appropriation is available
22.28until expended. The base funding for this
22.29program shall be $1,500,000 each year in the
22.30fiscal year 2016-2017 biennium.
22.31(l) $375,000 each year is from the general
22.32fund for a grant to Enterprise Minnesota, Inc.,
22.33for the small business growth acceleration
22.34program under Minnesota Statutes, section
22.35116O.115 . This is a onetime appropriation.
23.1(m) $160,000 each year is from the general
23.2fund for a grant to develop and implement
23.3a southern and southwestern Minnesota
23.4initiative foundation collaborative pilot
23.5project. Funds available under this paragraph
23.6must be used to support and develop
23.7entrepreneurs in diverse populations in
23.8southern and southwestern Minnesota. This
23.9is a onetime appropriation and is available
23.10until expended.
23.11(n) $100,000 each year is from the general
23.12fund for the Center for Rural Policy
23.13and Development. This is a onetime
23.14appropriation.
23.15(o) $250,000 each year is from the general
23.16fund for the Broadband Development Office.
23.17(p) $250,000 the first year is from the
23.18general fund for a onetime grant to the St.
23.19Paul Planning and Economic Development
23.20Department for neighborhood stabilization
23.21use in NSP3.
23.22(q) $1,235,000 the first year is from the
23.23general fund for a onetime grant to a city
23.24of the second class that is designated as an
23.25economically depressed area by the United
23.26States Department of Commerce. The
23.27appropriation is for economic development,
23.28redevelopment, and job creation programs
23.29and projects. This appropriation is available
23.30until expended.
23.31(r) $875,000 each year is from the general
23.32fund for the Host Community Economic
23.33Development Program established in
23.34Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.548.
24.1(s) $750,000 the first year is from the general
24.2fund for a onetime grant to the city of Morris
24.3for loans or grants to agricultural processing
24.4facilities for energy efficiency improvements.
24.5Funds available under this section shall be
24.6used to increase conservation and promote
24.7energy efficiency through retrofitting existing
24.8systems and installing new systems to
24.9recover waste heat from industrial processes
24.10and reuse energy. This appropriation is not
24.11available until the commissioner determines
24.12that at least $1,250,000 a match of $750,000
24.13 is committed to the project from nonpublic
24.14sources. This appropriation is available until
24.15expended.
24.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2013.

24.17    Sec. 7. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 3, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
24.18
Subd. 5.Minnesota Trade Office
2,322,000
2,292,000
24.19(a) $330,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $300,000
24.20in fiscal year 2015 are for the STEP grants
24.21in Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.979. Of
24.22the fiscal year 2014 appropriation, $30,000
24.23is available for expenditure until June 30,
24.242015, for establishing trade, export, and
24.25cultural exchange relations between the state
24.26of Minnesota and east African nations.
24.27(b) $180,000 in fiscal year 2014 and
24.28$180,000 in fiscal year 2015 are for the Invest
24.29Minnesota marketing initiative in Minnesota
24.30Statutes, section 116J.9781. Notwithstanding
24.31any other law, this provision does not expire.
24.32(c) $270,000 each year is from the general
24.33fund for the expansion of Minnesota Trade
25.1Offices under Minnesota Statutes, section
25.2116J.978 .
25.3(d) $50,000 each year is from the general
25.4fund for the trade policy advisory group
25.5under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.9661.
25.6(e) The commissioner of employment and
25.7economic development, in consultation
25.8with the commissioner of agriculture, shall
25.9identify and increase export opportunities for
25.10Minnesota agricultural products.
25.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

25.12    Sec. 8. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 3, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
25.13
Subd. 6.Vocational Rehabilitation
27,691,000
27,691,000
25.14
Appropriations by Fund
25.15
General
20,861,000
20,861,000
25.16
25.17
Workforce
Development
6,830,000
6,830,000
25.18(a) $10,800,000 each year is from the general
25.19fund for the state's vocational rehabilitation
25.20program under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
25.21268A.
25.22(b) $2,261,000 each year is from the general
25.23fund for grants to centers for independent
25.24living under Minnesota Statutes, section
25.25268A.11 .
25.26(c) $5,745,000 each year from the general
25.27fund and $6,830,000 each year from the
25.28workforce development fund is for extended
25.29employment services for persons with
25.30severe disabilities under Minnesota Statutes,
25.31section 268A.15. The allocation of extended
25.32employment funds to Courage Center from
25.33July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 must be
25.34contracted to Allina Health systems from
26.1July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 2015 to provide
26.2extended employment services in accordance
26.3with Minnesota Rules, parts 3300.2005 to
26.43300.2055.
26.5(d) $2,055,000 each year is from the general
26.6fund for grants to programs that provide
26.7employment support services to persons with
26.8mental illness under Minnesota Statutes,
26.9sections 268A.13 and 268A.14. The base
26.10appropriation for this program is $1,555,000
26.11each year in the fiscal year 2016-2017
26.12biennium.

26.13    Sec. 9. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 4, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
26.14
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
58,748,000
$
42,748,000
26.15The amounts that may be spent for each
26.16purpose are specified in the following
26.17subdivisions.
26.18Unless otherwise specified, this appropriation
26.19is for transfer to the housing development
26.20fund for the programs specified in this
26.21section. Except as otherwise indicated, this
26.22transfer is part of the agency's permanent
26.23budget base.
26.24The Housing Finance Agency must make
26.25continuous improvements to its ongoing
26.26efforts to reduce the racial and ethnic
26.27inequalities in homeownership rates and
26.28must seek opportunities to deploy increasing
26.29levels of resources toward these efforts.

26.30    Sec. 10. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 4, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
26.31
Subd. 2.Challenge Program
19,203,000
9,203,000
27.1(a) This appropriation is for the economic
27.2development and housing challenge program
27.3under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.33.
27.4The agency must continue to strengthen its
27.5efforts to address the disparity rate between
27.6white households and indigenous American
27.7Indians and communities of color. Of this
27.8amount, $1,208,000 each year shall be made
27.9available during the first 11 months of the
27.10fiscal year exclusively for housing projects
27.11for American Indians. Any funds not
27.12committed to housing projects for American
27.13Indians in the first 11 months of the fiscal year
27.14shall be available for any eligible activity
27.15under Minnesota Statues, section 462A.33.
27.16(b) Of this amount, $10,000,000 is a onetime
27.17appropriation and is targeted for housing in
27.18communities and regions that have:
27.19(1)(i) low housing vacancy rates; and
27.20(ii) cooperatively developed a plan that
27.21identifies current and future housing needs;
27.22and
27.23(2)(i) experienced job growth since 2005 and
27.24have at least 2,000 jobs within the commuter
27.25shed;
27.26(ii) evidence of anticipated job expansion; or
27.27(iii) a significant portion of area employees
27.28who commute more than 30 miles between
27.29their residence and their employment.
27.30(c) Priority shall be given to programs and
27.31projects that are land trust programs and
27.32programs that work in coordination with a
27.33land trust program.
28.1(d) Of this amount, $500,000 is for
28.2homeownership opportunities for families
28.3who have been evicted or been given
28.4notice of an eviction due to a disabled
28.5child in the home, including adjustments
28.6for the incremental increase in costs of
28.7addressing the unique housing needs of those
28.8households. Any funds not expended for this
28.9purpose may be returned to the challenge
28.10fund after October 31, 2014.
28.11(d) (e) The base funding for this program in
28.12the 2016-2017 biennium is $12,925,000 each
28.13year.

28.14    Sec. 11. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 5, is amended to read:
28.15
Sec. 5. EXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM
$
13,988,000
$
13,988,000
28.16(a) To develop maximum private sector
28.17involvement in tourism, $500,000 in fiscal
28.18year 2014 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2015
28.19must be matched by Explore Minnesota
28.20Tourism from nonstate sources. Each $1 of
28.21state incentive must be matched with $6 of
28.22private sector funding. Cash match is defined
28.23as revenue to the state or documented cash
28.24expenditures directly expended to support
28.25Explore Minnesota Tourism programs. Up
28.26to one-half of the private sector contribution
28.27may be in-kind or soft match. The incentive
28.28in fiscal year 2014 shall be based on fiscal
28.29year 2013 private sector contributions. The
28.30incentive in fiscal year 2015 shall be based on
28.31fiscal year 2014 private sector contributions.
28.32This incentive is ongoing.
28.33Funding for the marketing grants is available
28.34either year of the biennium. Unexpended
29.1grant funds from the first year are available
29.2in the second year.
29.3(b) $100,000 of the second year appropriation
29.4is for a grant to the Mille Lacs Tourism
29.5Council to enhance marketing activities
29.6related to tourism promotion in the Mille
29.7Lacs Lake area.
29.8(c) $100,000 of the second year appropriation
29.9is for additional marketing activities.

29.10    Sec. 12. Laws 2013, chapter 85, article 1, section 13, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
29.11
Subd. 5.Telecommunications
1,949,000
2,249,000
29.12
Appropriations by Fund
29.13
General
1,009,000
1,009,000
29.14
Special Revenue
940,000
1,240,000
29.15$940,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $1,240,000
29.16in fiscal year 2015 are appropriated to the
29.17commissioner from the telecommunication
29.18access fund for the following transfers. This
29.19appropriation is added to the department's
29.20base.
29.21(1) $500,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $800,000
29.22in fiscal year 2015 to the commissioner of
29.23human services to supplement the ongoing
29.24operational expenses of the Commission
29.25of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing
29.26Minnesotans;
29.27(2) $290,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $290,000
29.28in fiscal year 2015 to the chief information
29.29officer for the purpose of coordinating
29.30technology accessibility and usability; and
29.31(3) $150,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $150,000
29.32in fiscal year 2015 to the Legislative
29.33Coordinating Commission for captioning of
30.1legislative coverage and for a consolidated
30.2access fund for other state agencies. These
30.3transfers are subject to Minnesota Statutes,
30.4section 16A.281.

30.5    Sec. 13. EXTENDED EMPLOYMENT CARRYFORWARD.
30.6Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 268A.15, subdivision 8, appropriations
30.7from the general fund and workforce development fund in fiscal years 2014 and 2015
30.8to the commissioner of employment and economic development for the purposes of
30.9Minnesota Statutes, sections 268A.13 and 268A.14, are available until June 30, 2015.

30.10    Sec. 14. ASSIGNED RISK TRANSFER.
30.11(a) By June 30, 2015, if the commissioner of commerce determines on the basis of
30.12an audit that there is an excess surplus in the assigned risk plan created under Minnesota
30.13Statutes, section 79.252, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer
30.14the amount of the excess surplus, not to exceed $10,500,000, to the general fund. This
30.15transfer occurs prior to any transfer under Minnesota Statutes, section 79.251, subdivision
30.161, paragraph (a), clause (1). This is a onetime transfer.
30.17(b) By June 30, 2015, and each year thereafter, if the commissioner of commerce
30.18determines on the basis of an audit that there is an excess surplus in the assigned risk plan
30.19created under Minnesota Statutes, section 79.252, the commissioner of management and
30.20budget shall transfer the amount of the excess surplus, not to exceed $4,820,000 each
30.21year, to the Minnesota minerals 21st century fund under Minnesota Statutes, section
30.22116J.423. This transfer occurs prior to any transfer under Minnesota Statutes, section
30.2379.251, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), but after the transfer authorized in
30.24paragraph (a). The total amount authorized for all transfers under this paragraph must not
30.25exceed $24,100,000. This paragraph expires the day following the transfer in which the
30.26total amount transferred under this paragraph to the Minnesota minerals 21st century
30.27fund equals $24,100,000.
30.28(c) By June 30, 2015, if the commissioner of commerce determines on the basis of
30.29an audit that there is an excess surplus in the assigned risk plan created under Minnesota
30.30Statutes, section 79.252, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer the
30.31amount of the excess surplus, not to exceed $4,820,000, to the general fund. This transfer
30.32occurs prior to any transfer under Minnesota Statutes, section 79.251, subdivision 1,
30.33paragraph (a), clause (1), but after any transfers authorized in paragraphs (a) and (b). If
30.34a transfer occurs under this paragraph, the amount transferred is appropriated from the
31.1general fund in fiscal year 2015 to the commissioner of labor and industry for the purposes
31.2of section 15. Both the transfer and appropriation under this paragraph are onetime.
31.3(d) By June 30, 2016, if the commissioner of commerce determines on the basis of
31.4an audit that there is an excess surplus in the assigned risk plan created under Minnesota
31.5Statutes, section 79.252, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer the
31.6amount of the excess surplus, not to exceed $4,820,000, to the general fund. This transfer
31.7occurs prior to any transfer under Minnesota Statutes, section 79.251, subdivision 1,
31.8paragraph (a), clause (1), but after the transfers authorized in paragraphs (a) and (b). If
31.9a transfer occurs under this paragraph, the amount transferred is appropriated from the
31.10general fund in fiscal year 2016 to the commissioner of labor and industry for the purposes
31.11of section 15. Both the transfer and appropriation under this paragraph are onetime.
31.12(e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the commissioner of
31.13management and budget shall transfer to the assigned risk plan under Minnesota Statutes,
31.14section 79.252, any unencumbered or unexpended balance of the appropriations under
31.15paragraphs (c) and (d) remaining on June 30, 2017, or the date the commissioner of
31.16commerce determines that an excess surplus in the assigned risk plan does not exist,
31.17whichever occurs earlier.

31.18    Sec. 15. WORKERS' COMPENSATION SYSTEM REFORM; USE OF FUNDS.
31.19(a) The appropriations under section 14 to the commissioner of labor and industry
31.20are for reform of the workers' compensation system. Funds appropriated under section
31.2114, paragraphs (c) and (d), may be expended by the commissioner only after the advisory
31.22council on workers' compensation created under Minnesota Statutes, section 175.007, has
31.23approved a new system including, but not limited to: a Medicare-based diagnosis-related
31.24group (MS-DRG) or similar system for payment of workers' compensation inpatient
31.25hospital services. Of the amount appropriated under section 14, paragraphs (c) and (d), up
31.26to $100,000 may be used by the commissioner to develop and implement the new system
31.27approved by the advisory council on workers' compensation.
31.28(b) Funds available for expenditure under paragraph (a) may be used by the
31.29commissioner for reimbursement of expenditures that are reasonable and necessary to
31.30defray the costs of the implementation by hospitals, insurers, and self-insured employers
31.31of the new system including, but not limited to: a Medicare-based diagnosis-related group
31.32(MS-DRG) or similar system for payment of workers' compensation inpatient hospital
31.33services, litigation expense reform, worker safety training, administrative costs, or other
31.34related system reform.
32.1(c) For the purposes of this section, reasonable and necessary system reform and
32.2implementation costs include, but are not limited to:
32.3(1) the cost of analyzing data to determine the anticipated costs and savings of
32.4implementing the new system;
32.5(2) the cost of analyzing system or organizational changes necessary for
32.6implementation;
32.7(3) the cost of determining how an organization would implement group or other
32.8software;
32.9(4) the cost of upgrading existing software or purchasing new software and other
32.10technology upgrades needed for implementation;
32.11(5) the cost of educating and training staff about the new system as applied to
32.12workers' compensation; and
32.13(6) the cost of integrating the new system with electronic billing and remittance
32.14systems.

32.15    Sec. 16. AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN; DISPARITIES REPORT.
32.16(a) The Housing Finance Agency shall provide the chairs and ranking minority
32.17members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over the
32.18agency with the draft and final versions of its affordable housing plan before and after it
32.19has been submitted to the agency board for consideration.
32.20(b) The Housing Finance Agency shall annually report to the chairs and ranking
32.21minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction
32.22over the agency on the progress, if any, the agency has made in closing the racial disparity
32.23gap and low-income concentrated housing disparities.

32.24ARTICLE 3
32.25JOBS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENERGY, AND LABOR

32.26    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.681, is amended by adding a
32.27subdivision to read:
32.28    Subd. 9. Community energy efficiency and renewable energy loan. Energy
32.29usage data provided by an industrial, commercial, or health care facility customer for
32.30community energy efficiency and renewable energy loans are governed by section
32.31216C.145, subdivision 3.

32.32    Sec. 2. [116J.394] DEFINITIONS.
33.1(a) For the purposes of sections 116J.394 to 116J.396, the following terms have
33.2the meanings given them.
33.3(b) "Broadband" or "broadband service" has the meaning given in section 116J.39,
33.4subdivision 1, paragraph (b).
33.5(c) "Broadband infrastructure" means networks of deployed telecommunications
33.6equipment and technologies necessary to provide high-speed Internet access and other
33.7advanced telecommunications services for end users.
33.8(d) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic
33.9development.
33.10(e) "Last-mile infrastructure" means broadband infrastructure that serves as the
33.11final leg connecting the broadband service provider's network to the end-use customer's
33.12on-premises telecommunications equipment.
33.13(f) "Middle-mile infrastructure" means broadband infrastructure that links a
33.14broadband service provider's core network infrastructure to last-mile infrastructure.
33.15(g) "Political subdivision" means any county, city, town, school district, special
33.16district or other political subdivision, or public corporation.
33.17(h) "Underserved areas" means areas of Minnesota in which households or businesses
33.18lack access to wire-line broadband service at speeds that meet the state broadband goals of
33.19ten to 20 megabits per second download and five to ten megabits per second upload.
33.20(i) "Unserved areas" means areas of Minnesota in which households or businesses
33.21lack access to wire-line broadband service at speeds that meet a Federal Communications
33.22Commission threshold of four megabits per second download and one megabit per second
33.23upload.

33.24    Sec. 3. [116J.395] BORDER-TO-BORDER BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT
33.25GRANT PROGRAM.
33.26    Subdivision 1. Establishment. A grant program is established under the Department
33.27of Employment and Economic Development to award grants to eligible applicants in order
33.28to promote the expansion of access to broadband service in unserved or underserved
33.29areas of the state.
33.30    Subd. 2. Eligible expenditures. Grants may be awarded under this section to fund
33.31the acquisition and installation of middle-mile and last-mile infrastructure that support
33.32broadband service scalable to speeds of at least 100 megabits per second download and
33.33100 megabits per second upload.
33.34    Subd. 3. Eligible applicants. Eligible applicants for grants awarded under this
33.35section include:
34.1(1) an incorporated business or a partnership;
34.2(2) a political subdivision;
34.3(3) an Indian tribe;
34.4(4) a Minnesota nonprofit organization organized under chapter 317A;
34.5(5) a Minnesota cooperative association organized under chapter 308A or 308B; and
34.6(6) a Minnesota limited liability corporation organized under chapter 322B for the
34.7purpose of expanding broadband access.
34.8    Subd. 4. Application process. An eligible applicant must submit an application
34.9to the commissioner on a form prescribed by the commissioner. The commissioner shall
34.10develop administrative procedures governing the application and grant award process.
34.11The commissioner shall act as fiscal agent for the grant program and shall be responsible
34.12for receiving and reviewing grant applications and awarding grants under this section.
34.13    Subd. 5. Application contents. An applicant for a grant under this section shall
34.14provide the following information on the application:
34.15(1) the location of the project;
34.16(2) the kind and amount of broadband infrastructure to be purchased for the project;
34.17(3) evidence regarding the unserved or underserved nature of the community in
34.18which the project is to be located;
34.19(4) the number of households passed that will have access to broadband service as a
34.20result of the project, or whose broadband service will be upgraded as a result of the project;
34.21(5) significant community institutions that will benefit from the proposed project;
34.22(6) evidence of community support for the project;
34.23(7) the total cost of the project;
34.24(8) sources of funding or in-kind contributions for the project that will supplement
34.25any grant award; and
34.26(9) any additional information requested by the commissioner.
34.27    Subd. 6. Awarding grants. (a) In evaluating applications and awarding grants, the
34.28commissioner shall give priority to applications that are constructed in areas identified by
34.29the director of the Office of Broadband Development as unserved.
34.30(b) In evaluating applications and awarding grants, the commissioner may give
34.31priority to applications that:
34.32(1) are constructed in areas identified by the director of the Office of Broadband
34.33Development as underserved;
34.34(2) offer new or substantially upgraded broadband service to important community
34.35institutions including, but not limited to, libraries, educational institutions, public safety
34.36facilities, and healthcare facilities;
35.1(3) facilitate the use of telemedicine and electronic health records;
35.2(4) serve economically distressed areas of the state, as measured by indices of
35.3unemployment, poverty, or population loss that are significantly greater than the statewide
35.4average;
35.5(5) provide technical support and train residents, businesses, and institutions in the
35.6community served by the project to utilize broadband service;
35.7(6) include a component to actively promote the adoption of the newly available
35.8broadband services in the community;
35.9(7) provide evidence of strong support for the project from citizens, government,
35.10businesses, and institutions in the community;
35.11(8) provide access to broadband service to a greater number of unserved or
35.12underserved households and businesses; or
35.13(9) leverage greater amounts of funding for the project from other private and
35.14public sources.
35.15(c) The commissioner shall endeavor to award grants under this section to qualified
35.16applicants in all regions of the state.
35.17    Subd. 7. Limitation. (a) No grant awarded under this section may fund more than
35.1850 percent of the total cost of a project.
35.19(b) Grants awarded to a single project under this section must not exceed $5,000,000.
35.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

35.21    Sec. 4. [116J.396] BORDER-TO-BORDER BROADBAND FUND.
35.22    Subdivision 1. Account established. The border-to-border broadband fund account
35.23is established as a separate account in the special revenue fund in the state treasury. The
35.24commissioner shall credit to the account appropriations and transfers to the account.
35.25Earnings, such as interest, dividends, and any other earnings arising from assets of the
35.26account, must be credited to the account. Funds remaining in the account at the end of a
35.27fiscal year are not canceled to the general fund, but remain in the account until expended.
35.28The commissioner shall manage the account.
35.29    Subd. 2. Expenditures. Money in the account may be used only:
35.30(1) for grant awards made under section 116J.395, including costs incurred by the
35.31Department of Employment and Economic Development to administer that section;
35.32(2) to supplement revenues raised by bonds sold by local units of government for
35.33broadband infrastructure development; or
35.34(3) to contract for the collection of broadband deployment data from providers and
35.35the creation of maps showing the availability of broadband service.
36.1    Subd. 3. Appropriation. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
36.2for the purposes of subdivision 2.
36.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

36.4    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116J.423, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
36.5    Subd. 2. Use of fund. The commissioner shall use money in the fund to make
36.6loans or equity investments in mineral or taconite processing facilities including, but
36.7not limited to, taconite processing, direct reduction processing, and, steel production
36.8 facilities, facilities for the manufacturing of renewable energy products, or facilities for the
36.9manufacturing of biobased or biomass products, and that are located within the taconite
36.10relief tax area as defined under section 273.134. The commissioner must, prior to making
36.11any loans or equity investments and after consultation with industry and public officials,
36.12develop a strategy for making loans and equity investments that assists the Minnesota
36.13mineral industry in becoming globally competitive. Money in the fund may also be used to
36.14pay for the costs of carrying out the commissioner's due diligence duties under this section.

36.15    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116J.8731, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
36.16    Subd. 5. Grant limits. A Minnesota investment fund grant may not be approved for
36.17an amount in excess of $1,000,000. This limit covers all money paid to complete the same
36.18project, whether paid to one or more grant recipients and whether paid in one or more
36.19fiscal years. A local community or recognized Indian tribal government may retain 20
36.20 40 percent, but not more than $100,000, of a Minnesota investment fund grant when it is
36.21repaid to the local community or recognized Indian tribal government by the person or
36.22entity to which it was loaned by the local community or Indian tribal government. Money
36.23repaid to the state must be credited to a Minnesota investment revolving loan account in
36.24the state treasury. Funds in the account are appropriated to the commissioner and must
36.25be used in the same manner as are funds appropriated to the Minnesota investment fund.
36.26Funds repaid to the state through existing Minnesota investment fund agreements must be
36.27credited to the Minnesota investment revolving loan account effective July 1, 2005. A
36.28grant or loan may not be made to a person or entity for the operation or expansion of a
36.29casino or a store which is used solely or principally for retail sales. Persons or entities
36.30receiving grants or loans must pay each employee total compensation, including benefits
36.31not mandated by law, that on an annualized basis is equal to at least 110 percent of the
36.32federal poverty level for a family of four.

37.1    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116L.98, is amended to read:
37.2116L.98 WORKFORCE PROGRAM OUTCOMES.
37.3    Subdivision 1. Requirements. The commissioner shall develop and implement a
37.4set of standard approaches for assessing the outcomes of workforce programs under this
37.5chapter. The outcomes assessed must include, but are not limited to, periodic comparisons
37.6of workforce program participants and nonparticipants uniform outcome measurement
37.7and reporting system for adult workforce-related programs funded in whole or in part by
37.8the workforce development fund.
37.9The commissioner shall also monitor the activities and outcomes of programs and
37.10services funded by legislative appropriations and administered by the department on a
37.11pass-through basis and develop a consistent and equitable method of assessing recipients
37.12for the costs of its monitoring activities.
37.13    Subd. 2. Definitions. (a) For the purposes of this section, the terms defined in
37.14this subdivision have the meanings given.
37.15(b) "Credential" means postsecondary degrees, diplomas, licenses, and certificates
37.16awarded in recognition of an individual's attainment of measurable technical or
37.17occupational skills necessary to obtain employment or advance with an occupation.
37.18This definition does not include certificates awarded by workforce investment boards or
37.19work-readiness certificates.
37.20(c) "Exit" means to have not received service under a workforce program for 90
37.21consecutive calendar days. The exit date is the last date of service.
37.22(d) "Net impact" means the use of matched control groups and regression analysis to
37.23estimate the impacts attributable to program participation net of other factors, including
37.24observable personal characteristics and economic conditions.
37.25(e) "Pre-enrollment" means the period of time before an individual was enrolled
37.26in a workforce program.
37.27    Subd. 3. Uniform outcome report card; reporting by commissioner. (a) By
37.28December 31 of each even-numbered year, the commissioner must report to the chairs
37.29and ranking minority members of the committees of the house of representatives and the
37.30senate having jurisdiction over economic development and workforce policy and finance
37.31the following information separately for each of the previous two fiscal or calendar years,
37.32for each program subject to the requirements of subdivision 1:
37.33(1) the total number of participants enrolled;
37.34(2) the median pre-enrollment wages based on participant wages for the second
37.35through the fifth calendar quarters immediately preceding the quarter of enrollment
37.36excluding those with zero income;
38.1(3) the total number of participants with zero income in the second through fifth
38.2calendar quarters immediately preceding the quarter of enrollment;
38.3(4) the total number of participants enrolled in training;
38.4(5) the total number of participants enrolled in training by occupational group;
38.5(6) the total number of participants that exited the program and the average
38.6enrollment duration of participants that have exited the program during the year;
38.7(7) the total number of exited participants who completed training;
38.8(8) the total number of exited participants who attained a credential;
38.9(9) the total number of participants employed during three consecutive quarters
38.10immediately following the quarter of exit, by industry;
38.11(10) the median wages of participants employed during three consecutive quarters
38.12immediately following the quarter of exit;
38.13(11) the total number of participants employed during eight consecutive quarters
38.14immediately following the quarter of exit, by industry; and
38.15(12) the median wages of participants employed during eight consecutive quarters
38.16immediately following the quarter of exit.
38.17(b) The report to the legislature must contain participant information by education
38.18level, race and ethnicity, gender, and geography, and a comparison of exited participants
38.19who completed training and those who did not.
38.20(c) The requirements of this section apply to programs administered directly by the
38.21commissioner or administered by other organizations under a grant made by the department.
38.22    Subd. 4. Data to commissioner; uniform report card. (a) A recipient of a future
38.23or past grant or direct appropriation made by or through the department must report data
38.24to the commissioner by September 1 of each even-numbered year on each of the items in
38.25subdivision 3 for each program it administers except wages and number employed, which
38.26the department shall provide. The data must be in a format prescribed by the commissioner.
38.27(b) Beginning July 1, 2014, the commissioner shall provide notice to grant applicants
38.28and recipients regarding the data collection and reporting requirements under this
38.29subdivision and must provide technical assistance to applicants and recipients to assist
38.30in complying with the requirements of this subdivision.
38.31    Subd. 5. Information. The information collected and reported under subdivisions 3
38.32and 4 shall be made available on the department's Web site.
38.33    Subd. 6. Limitations on future appropriations. (a) A program that is a recipient
38.34of public funds and subject to the requirements of this section as of May 1, 2014, is not
38.35eligible for additional state appropriations for any fiscal year beginning after June 30,
38.362015, unless all of the reporting requirements under subdivision 4 have been satisfied.
39.1(b) A program with an initial request for funds on or after the effective date of this
39.2section may be considered for receipt of public funds for the first two fiscal years only
39.3if a plan that demonstrates how the data collection and reporting requirements under
39.4subdivision 4 will be met has been submitted and approved by the commissioner. Any
39.5subsequent request for funds after an initial request is subject to the requirements of
39.6paragraph (a).
39.7    Subd. 7. Workforce program net impact analysis. (a) By January 15, 2015, the
39.8commissioner must report to the committees of the house of representatives and the senate
39.9having jurisdiction over economic development and workforce policy and finance on
39.10the results of the net impact pilot project already underway as of the date of enactment
39.11of this section.
39.12(b) The commissioner shall contract with an independent entity to conduct an ongoing
39.13net impact analysis of the programs included in the net impact pilot project under paragraph
39.14(a) and any other programs deemed appropriate by the commissioner. The net impact
39.15methodology used by the independent entity under this paragraph must be based on the
39.16methodology and evaluation design used in the net impact pilot project under paragraph (a).
39.17(c) By January 15, 2017, and every four years thereafter, the commissioner must
39.18report to the committees of the house of representatives and the senate having jurisdiction
39.19over economic development and workforce policy and finance the following information
39.20for each program subject to paragraph (b):
39.21(1) the net impact of workforce services on individual employment, earnings, and
39.22public benefit usage outcomes; and
39.23(2) a cost-benefit analysis for understanding the monetary impacts of workforce
39.24services from the participant and taxpayer points of view.
39.25The report under this paragraph must be made available to the public in an electronic
39.26format on the Department of Employment and Economic Development's Web site.
39.27(d) The department is authorized to create and maintain data-sharing agreements
39.28with other departments, including corrections, human services, and any other department
39.29that are necessary to complete the analysis. The department shall supply the information
39.30collected for use by the independent entity conducting net impact analysis pursuant to the
39.31data practices requirements under chapters 13, 13A, 13B, and 13C.

39.32    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 179.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
39.33to read:
40.1    Subd. 6. Receipt of gifts, money; appropriation. (a) The commissioner may apply
40.2for, accept, and disburse gifts, bequests, grants, or payments for services from the United
40.3States, the state, private foundations, or any other source.
40.4    (b) Money received by the commissioner under this subdivision must be deposited in
40.5a separate account in the state treasury and invested by the State Board of Investment. The
40.6amount deposited, including investment earnings, is appropriated to the commissioner
40.7to carry out duties of the commissioner.
40.8(c) The commissioner must post and maintain, on the Bureau of Mediation Services
40.9Web site, a list of the sources of funds and amounts received under this subdivision.
40.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

40.11    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 181A.07, is amended by adding a subdivision
40.12to read:
40.13    Subd. 7. Approved training programs. The commissioner may grant exemptions
40.14from any provisions of sections 181A.01 to 181A.12 for minors participating in training
40.15programs approved by the commissioner; or students in a valid apprenticeship program
40.16taught by or required by a trade union, the commissioner of education, the commissioner
40.17of employment and economic development, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
40.18Colleges and Universities, or the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota.

40.19    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216B.241, subdivision 1d, is amended to read:
40.20    Subd. 1d. Technical assistance. (a) The commissioner shall evaluate energy
40.21conservation improvement programs on the basis of cost-effectiveness and the reliability
40.22of the technologies employed. The commissioner shall, by order, establish, maintain, and
40.23update energy-savings assumptions that must be used when filing energy conservation
40.24improvement programs. The commissioner shall establish an inventory of the most
40.25effective energy conservation programs, techniques, and technologies, and encourage all
40.26Minnesota utilities to implement them, where appropriate, in their service territories.
40.27The commissioner shall describe these programs in sufficient detail to provide a utility
40.28reasonable guidance concerning implementation. The commissioner shall prioritize the
40.29opportunities in order of potential energy savings and in order of cost-effectiveness. The
40.30commissioner may contract with a third party to carry out any of the commissioner's duties
40.31under this subdivision, and to obtain technical assistance to evaluate the effectiveness of
40.32any conservation improvement program. The commissioner may assess up to $800,000
40.33annually until June 30, 2009, and $450,000 $850,000 annually thereafter for the purposes
40.34of this subdivision. The assessments must be deposited in the state treasury and credited
41.1to the energy and conservation account created under subdivision 2a. An assessment
41.2made under this subdivision is not subject to the cap on assessments provided by section
41.3216B.62 , or any other law.
41.4    (b) Of the assessment authorized under paragraph (a), the commissioner may expend
41.5up to $400,000 annually for the purpose of developing, operating, maintaining, and
41.6providing technical support for a uniform electronic data reporting and tracking system
41.7available to all utilities subject to this section, in order to enable accurate measurement of
41.8the cost and energy savings of the energy conservation improvements required by this
41.9section. This paragraph expires June 30, 2017, and may be used for no more than three
41.10annual assessments occurring prior to that date.
41.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
41.12and applies to assessments made after June 30, 2014.

41.13    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216C.145, is amended to read:
41.14216C.145 MICROENERGY COMMUNITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND
41.15RENEWABLE ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM.
41.16    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this
41.17section.
41.18    (b) "Small-scale Community energy efficiency and renewable energy projects"
41.19projects include means solar thermal water heating, solar electric or photovoltaic
41.20equipment, small wind energy conversion systems of less than 250 kW, anaerobic digester
41.21gas systems, microhydro systems up to 100 kW, and heating and cooling applications
41.22using geothermal energy solar thermal or ground source technology, and cost-effective
41.23energy efficiency projects installed in industrial, commercial or public buildings, or health
41.24care facilities.
41.25(c) "Health care facilities" means a hospital licensed under sections 144.50 to
41.26144.56, or a nursing home licensed under chapter 144A.
41.27(d) "Industrial customer" means a business that is classified under the North
41.28American Industrial Classification System under codes 21, 31 to 33, 48, 49, or 562.
41.29(e) "Small business" means a business that employs 50 or fewer employees.
41.30    (c) (f) "Unit of local government" means any home rule charter or statutory city,
41.31county, commission, district, authority, or other political subdivision or instrumentality
41.32of this state, including a sanitary district, park district, the Metropolitan Council, a port
41.33authority, an economic development authority, or a housing and redevelopment authority.
42.1    Subd. 2. Program established. The commissioner of commerce shall develop,
42.2implement, and administer a microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable
42.3energy loan program under this section.
42.4    Subd. 3. Loan purposes. (a) The commissioner may issue low-interest, long-term
42.5loans to units of local government to:
42.6    (1) finance community-owned or publicly owned small scale renewable energy
42.7systems or to cost-effective energy efficiency improvements to public buildings; or
42.8     provide loans or other aids to small businesses to install small-scale renewable
42.9energy systems
42.10    (2) provide loans or other aids to industrial or commercial businesses or health care
42.11facilities for cost-effective energy efficiency projects or to install renewable energy systems.
42.12    (b) The commissioner may participate in loans made by the Housing Finance
42.13Agency to residential property owners, private developers, nonprofit organizations,
42.14or units of local government under sections 462A.05, subdivisions 14 and 18; and
42.15462A.33 for the construction, purchase, or rehabilitation of residential housing to facilitate
42.16the installation of small-scale renewable energy systems in residential housing and
42.17cost-effective energy conservation improvements identified in an energy efficiency audit.
42.18The commissioner shall assist the Housing Finance Agency in assessing the technical
42.19qualifications of loan applicants.
42.20(c) If an industrial, commercial, or health care facility customer seeks a loan
42.21under paragraph (a), clause (2), the commissioner may require an individual industrial,
42.22commercial, or health care facility customer to provide its energy usage data for the
42.23limited purpose of assessing the energy and cost savings of the project that is subject to
42.24the loan. Industrial, commercial, or health care facility customer's energy usage data
42.25may only be released upon the express, written consent of the individual industrial,
42.26commercial, or health care facility customer. The commissioner shall not require an
42.27industrial, commercial, or health care facility customer to provide energy usage data
42.28or aggregation of energy usage data that includes an industrial, commercial, or health
42.29care facility customer for any other loan under this section. Any individual industrial,
42.30commercial, or health care facility customer's energy usage data provided under this
42.31section shall be classified as nonpublic data as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 9.
42.32    Subd. 4. Technical standards. The commissioner shall determine technical
42.33standards for small-scale renewable energy systems community energy efficiency and
42.34renewable energy projects to qualify for loans under this section.
42.35    Subd. 5. Loan proposals. (a) At least once a year, the commissioner shall publish in
42.36the State Register a request for proposals from units of local government for a loan under
43.1this section. Within 45 days after the deadline for receipt of proposals, the commissioner
43.2shall select proposals based on the following criteria:
43.3    (1) the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the renewable or energy efficiency
43.4technology to be installed under the proposal;
43.5    (2) the extent to which the proposal effectively integrates with the conservation and
43.6energy efficiency programs or goals of the energy utilities serving the proposer;
43.7    (3) the total life cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions reductions per
43.8dollar of installed cost;
43.9    (4) the diversity of the renewable energy or energy efficiency technology installed
43.10under the proposal;
43.11    (5) the geographic distribution of projects throughout the state;
43.12    (6) the percentage of total project cost requested;
43.13    (7) the proposed security for payback of the loan; and
43.14    (8) other criteria the commissioner may determine to be necessary and appropriate.
43.15    Subd. 6. Loan terms. A loan under this section must be issued at the lowest interest
43.16rate required to recover principal and interest plus the costs of issuing the loan, and must
43.17be for a minimum of 15 years, unless the commissioner determines that a shorter loan
43.18period of no less than ten five years is necessary and feasible.
43.19    Subd. 7. Account. A microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable
43.20energy loan account is established in the state treasury. Money in the account consists of
43.21the proceeds of revenue bonds issued under section 216C.146, interest and other earnings
43.22on money in the account, money received in repayment of loans from the account,
43.23legislative appropriations, and money from any other source credited to the account.
43.24    Subd. 8. Appropriation. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
43.25of commerce to make microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable energy
43.26 loans under this section and to the commissioner of management and budget to pay debt
43.27service and other costs under section 216C.146. Payment of debt service costs and funding
43.28reserves take priority over use of money in the account for any other purpose.

43.29    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 216C.146, is amended to read:
43.30216C.146 MICROENERGY COMMUNITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND
43.31RENEWABLE ENERGY LOAN REVENUE BONDS.
43.32    Subdivision 1. Bonding authority; definition. (a) The commissioner of
43.33management and budget, if requested by the commissioner of commerce, shall sell and
43.34issue state revenue bonds for the following purposes:
44.1    (1) to make microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable energy loans
44.2under section 216C.145;
44.3    (2) to pay the costs of issuance, debt service, including capitalized interest, and
44.4bond insurance or other credit enhancements, and to fund reserves, and make payments
44.5under other agreements entered into under subdivision 2, but excludes refunding bonds
44.6sold and issued under this subdivision; and
44.7    (3) to refund bonds issued under this section.
44.8    (b) The aggregate principal amount of bonds for the purposes of paragraph (a),
44.9clause (1), that may be outstanding at any time may not exceed $100,000,000, of which
44.10up to $20,000,000 shall be reserved for community energy efficiency and renewable
44.11energy projects taking place in small businesses and public buildings; the principal
44.12amount of bonds that may be issued for the purposes of paragraph (a), clauses (2) and
44.13(3), is not limited.
44.14    (c) For the purpose of this section, "commissioner" means the commissioner of
44.15management and budget.
44.16(d) Revenue bonds may be issued from time to time in one or more series on the
44.17terms and conditions the commissioner determines to be in the best interests of the state at
44.18any price or percentages of par value, but the term on any series of revenue bonds may
44.19not exceed 25 years. The revenue bonds of each issue and series thereof shall be dated
44.20and bear interest, and may be includable in or excludable from the gross income of the
44.21owners for federal income tax purposes.
44.22(e) Revenue bonds may be sold at either public or private sale. Any bid received
44.23may be rejected.
44.24(f) The revenue bonds are not subject to chapter 16C.
44.25(g) Notwithstanding any other law, revenue bonds issued under this section shall
44.26be fully negotiable.
44.27(h) Revenue bond terms must be no longer than the term of any corresponding
44.28loan made under section 216C.145.
44.29    Subd. 2. Procedure. The commissioner may sell and issue the bonds on the terms
44.30and conditions the commissioner determines to be in the best interests of the state. The
44.31bonds may be sold at public or private sale. The commissioner may enter into any
44.32agreements or pledges the commissioner determines necessary or useful to sell the bonds
44.33that are not inconsistent with section 216C.145. Sections 16A.672 to 16A.675 apply to
44.34the bonds. The proceeds of the bonds issued under this section must be credited to the
44.35microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable energy loan account created
44.36under section 216C.145.
45.1    Subd. 3. Revenue sources. The debt service on the bonds is payable only from the
45.2following sources:
45.3    (1) revenue credited to the microenergy community energy efficiency and renewable
45.4energy loan account from the sources identified in section 216C.145 or from any other
45.5source; and
45.6    (2) other revenues pledged to the payment of the bonds, including reserves
45.7established by a local government unit.
45.8    Subd. 4. Refunding bonds. The commissioner may issue bonds to refund
45.9outstanding bonds issued under subdivision 1, including the payment of any redemption
45.10premiums on the bonds and any interest accrued or to accrue to the first redemption date
45.11after delivery of the refunding bonds. The proceeds of the refunding bonds may, at the
45.12discretion of the commissioner, be applied to the purchases or payment at maturity of the
45.13bonds to be refunded, or the redemption of the outstanding bonds on the first redemption
45.14date after delivery of the refunding bonds and may, until so used, be placed in escrow to
45.15be applied to the purchase, retirement, or redemption. Refunding bonds issued under this
45.16subdivision must be issued and secured in the manner provided by the commissioner.
45.17    Subd. 5. Not a general or moral obligation. Bonds issued under this section are
45.18not public debt, and the full faith, credit, and taxing powers of the state are not pledged
45.19for their payment. The bonds may not be paid, directly in whole or in part from a tax of
45.20statewide application on any class of property, income, transaction, or privilege. Payment
45.21of the bonds is limited to the revenues explicitly authorized to be pledged under this
45.22section. The state neither makes nor has a moral obligation to pay the bonds if the pledged
45.23revenues and other legal security for them is insufficient.
45.24    Subd. 6. Trustee. The commissioner may contract with and appoint a trustee for
45.25bondholders. The trustee has the powers and authority vested in it by the commissioner
45.26under the bond and trust indentures.
45.27    Subd. 7. Pledges. A pledge made by the commissioner is valid and binding from
45.28the time the pledge is made. The money or property pledged and later received by the
45.29commissioner is immediately subject to the lien of the pledge without any physical
45.30delivery of the property or money or further act, and the lien of the pledge is valid and
45.31binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise
45.32against the commissioner, whether or not those parties have notice of the lien or pledge.
45.33Neither the order nor any other instrument by which a pledge is created need be recorded.
45.34    Subd. 8. Bonds; purchase and cancellation. The commissioner, subject to
45.35agreements with bondholders that may then exist, may, out of any money available for the
45.36purpose, purchase bonds of the commissioner at a price not exceeding (1) if the bonds are
46.1then redeemable, the redemption price then applicable plus accrued interest to the next
46.2interest payment date thereon, or (2) if the bonds are not redeemable, the redemption price
46.3applicable on the first date after the purchase upon which the bonds become subject to
46.4redemption plus accrued interest to that date.
46.5    Subd. 9. State pledge against impairment of contracts. The state pledges and
46.6agrees with the holders of any bonds that the state will not limit or alter the rights vested in
46.7the commissioner to fulfill the terms of any agreements made with the bondholders, or
46.8in any way impair the rights and remedies of the holders until the bonds, together with
46.9interest on them, with interest on any unpaid installments of interest, and all costs and
46.10expenses in connection with any action or proceeding by or on behalf of the bondholders,
46.11are fully met and discharged. The commissioner may include this pledge and agreement
46.12of the state in any agreement with the holders of bonds issued under this section.
46.13    Subd. 10. Revenue bonds as legal investments. Any of the following entities may
46.14legally invest any sinking funds, money, or other funds belonging to them or under their
46.15control in any revenue bonds issued under this section:
46.16(1) the state, the investment board, public officers, municipal corporations, political
46.17subdivisions, and public bodies;
46.18(2) banks and bankers, savings and loan associations, credit unions, trust companies,
46.19savings banks and institutions, investment companies, insurance companies, insurance
46.20associations, and other persons carrying on a banking or insurance business; and
46.21(3) personal representatives, guardians, trustees, and other fiduciaries.
46.22    Subd. 11. Waiver of immunity. The waiver of immunity by the state provided for
46.23by section 3.751, subdivision 1, shall be applicable to the revenue bonds and any ancillary
46.24contracts to which the commissioner is a party.

46.25    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 268A.01, subdivision 14, is amended to read:
46.26    Subd. 14. Affirmative business enterprise employment. "Affirmative business
46.27enterprise employment" means employment which provides paid work on the premises of
46.28an affirmative business enterprise as certified by the commissioner.
46.29    Affirmative business enterprise employment is considered community employment
46.30for purposes of funding under Minnesota Rules, parts 3300.1000 to 3300.2055, provided
46.31that the wages for individuals reported must be at or above customary wages for the same
46.32employer. The employer must also provide one benefit package that is available to all
46.33employees at the specific site certified as an affirmative business enterprise.

47.1    Sec. 14. [268A.16] EMPLOYMENT SERVICES FOR PERSONS WHO ARE
47.2DEAF, DEAFBLIND, OR HARD-OF-HEARING.
47.3    Subdivision 1. Deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing grants. (a) The
47.4commissioner shall develop and implement a specialized statewide grant program to
47.5provide long-term supported employment services for persons who are deaf, deafblind,
47.6and hard-of-hearing. Programs and services eligible for grants under this section must:
47.7(1) assist persons who are deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing in retaining and
47.8advancing in employment;
47.9(2) provide services with staff who must possess fluency in all forms of manual
47.10communication, including American Sign Language; knowledge of hearing loss and
47.11psychosocial implications; sensitivity to cultural issues; familiarity with community
47.12services and communication strategies for people who are hard-of-hearing and do not sign;
47.13and awareness of adaptive technology options;
47.14(3) provide specialized employment support services for individuals who have
47.15a combined hearing and vision loss that address the individual's unique ongoing visual
47.16and auditory communication needs; and
47.17(4) involve clients in the planning, development, oversight, and delivery of
47.18long-term ongoing support services.
47.19(b) Priority for funding shall be given to organizations with experience in developing
47.20innovative employment support services for persons who are deaf, deafblind, and
47.21hard-of-hearing. Each applicant for funds under this section shall submit an evaluation
47.22protocol as part of the grant application.
47.23    Subd. 2. Employment services for transition-aged youth who are deaf,
47.24deafblind, and hard-of-hearing. (a) The commissioner shall develop statewide or
47.25regional grant programs to provide school-based communication, access, and employment
47.26services for youth who are deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing. Services must include
47.27staff who have the skills addressed in subdivision 1, clauses (2) and (3), and expertise
47.28in serving transition-aged youth.
47.29(b) Priority for funding shall be given to organizations with experience in providing
47.30innovative employment support services and readiness for postsecondary training for
47.31transition-aged youths who are deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing. Each applicant for
47.32funds under this section shall submit an evaluation protocol as part of the grant application.
47.33    Subd. 3. Administration. Up to five percent of the biennial appropriation for the
47.34purpose of this section is available to the commissioner for administration of the program.
47.35EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective upon enactment of a direct
47.36appropriation for grants under this section.

48.1    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 298.28, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
48.2    Subd. 2. City or town where quarried or produced. (a) 4.5 cents per gross ton of
48.3merchantable iron ore concentrate, hereinafter referred to as "taxable ton," plus the amount
48.4provided in paragraph (c), must be allocated to the city or town in the county in which
48.5the lands from which taconite was mined or quarried were located or within which the
48.6concentrate was produced. If the mining, quarrying, and concentration, or different steps
48.7in either thereof are carried on in more than one taxing district, the commissioner shall
48.8apportion equitably the proceeds of the part of the tax going to cities and towns among
48.9such subdivisions upon the basis of attributing 50 percent of the proceeds of the tax to
48.10the operation of mining or quarrying the taconite, and the remainder to the concentrating
48.11plant and to the processes of concentration, and with respect to each thereof giving due
48.12consideration to the relative extent of such operations performed in each such taxing
48.13district. The commissioner's order making such apportionment shall be subject to review
48.14by the Tax Court at the instance of any of the interested taxing districts, in the same
48.15manner as other orders of the commissioner.
48.16(b) Four cents per taxable ton shall be allocated to cities and organized townships
48.17affected by mining because their boundaries are within three miles of a taconite mine pit
48.18that has been actively mined in at least one of the prior three years. If a city or town is
48.19located near more than one mine meeting these criteria, the city or town is eligible to
48.20receive aid calculated from only the mine producing the largest taxable tonnage. When
48.21more than one municipality qualifies for aid based on one company's production, the aid
48.22must be apportioned among the municipalities in proportion to their populations. Of The
48.23amounts distributed under this paragraph to each municipality, one-half must be used for
48.24infrastructure improvement projects, and one-half must be used for projects in which two
48.25or more municipalities cooperate. Each municipality that receives a distribution under this
48.26paragraph must report annually to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board and
48.27the commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation on the projects involving
48.28cooperation with other municipalities.
48.29(c) The amount that would have been computed for the current year under Minnesota
48.30Statutes 2008, section 126C.21, subdivision 4, for a school district shall be distributed to
48.31the cities and townships within the school district in the proportion that their taxable net
48.32tax capacity within the school district bears to the taxable net tax capacity of the school
48.33district for property taxes payable in the year prior to distribution.

48.34    Sec. 16. Laws 2013, chapter 143, article 11, section 10, is amended to read:
48.35    Sec. 10. 2013 DISTRIBUTION ONLY.
49.1For the 2013 distribution, a special fund is established to receive 38.7 cents per ton of
49.2any excess of the balance remaining after distribution of amounts required under Minnesota
49.3Statutes, section 298.28, subdivision 6. The following amounts are allocated to St. Louis
49.4County acting as the fiscal agent for the recipients for the following specific purposes:
49.5(1) 5.1 cents per ton to the city of Hibbing for improvements to the city's water
49.6supply system;
49.7(2) 4.3 cents per ton to the city of Mountain Iron for the cost of moving utilities
49.8required as a result of actions undertaken by United States Steel Corporation;
49.9(3) 2.5 cents per ton to the city of Biwabik for improvements to the city's water
49.10supply system, payable upon agreement with ArcelorMittal to satisfy water permit
49.11conditions system to further the established collaborative efforts between the city of
49.12Biwabik, the city of Aurora, and surrounding communities;
49.13(4) 2 cents per ton to the city of Tower for the Tower Marina;
49.14(5) 2.4 cents per ton to the city of Grand Rapids for an eco-friendly heat transfer
49.15system to replace aging effluent lines and for parking lot repaving;
49.16(6) 2.4 cents per ton to the city of Two Harbors for wastewater treatment plant
49.17improvements;
49.18(7) 0.9 cents per ton to the city of Ely for the sanitary sewer replacement project;
49.19(8) 0.6 cents per ton to the town of Crystal Bay for debt service of the Claire Nelson
49.20Intermodal Transportation Center;
49.21(9) 0.5 cents per ton to the Greenway Joint Recreation Board for the Coleraine
49.22hockey arena renovations;
49.23(10) 1.2 cents per ton for the West Range Regional Fire Hall and Training Center
49.24to merge the existing fire services of Coleraine, Bovey, Taconite Marble, Calumet, and
49.25Greenway Township;
49.26(11) 2.5 cents per ton to the city of Hibbing for the Memorial Building;
49.27(12) 0.7 cents per ton to the city of Chisholm for public works infrastructure;
49.28(13) 1.8 cents per ton to the Crane Lake Water and Sanitary District for sanitary
49.29sewer extension;
49.30(14) 2.5 cents per ton for the city of Buhl for the roof on the Mesabi Academy;
49.31(15) 1.2 cents per ton to the city of Gilbert for the New Jersey/Ohio Avenue project;
49.32(16) 1.5 2.0 cents per ton to the city of Cook for street improvements, business park
49.33infrastructure, and a maintenance garage;
49.34(17) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Cook for a water line project;
49.35(18) (17) 1.8 cents per ton to the city of Eveleth to be used for Jones Street
49.36reconstruction and the city auditorium;
50.1(19) (18) 0.5 cents per ton for the city of Keewatin for an electrical substation and
50.2water line replacements;
50.3(20) (19) 3.3 cents per ton for the city of Virginia for Fourth Street North
50.4infrastructure and Franklin Park improvement; and
50.5(21) (20) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Grand Rapids for an economic development
50.6project.
50.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

50.8    Sec. 17. 2014 DISTRIBUTION ONLY.
50.9For the 2014 distribution, a special fund is established to receive 18.84 cents per ton of
50.10any excess of the balance remaining after distribution of amounts required under Minnesota
50.11Statutes, section 298.28, subdivision 6. The following amounts are allocated to St. Louis
50.12County acting as the fiscal agent for the recipients for the following specific purposes:
50.13(1) 1.3 cents per ton to the city of Silver Bay for a water project under Highway 61;
50.14(2) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Grand Rapids for soil and landscape remediation
50.15at the Reif Center;
50.16(3) 0.65 cents per ton to the city of LaPrairie for sewer, water, and road improvements
50.17to accommodate business expansion in the city;
50.18(4) 0.78 cents per ton to the city of Cohasset for an infrastructure project;
50.19(5) 0.39 cents per ton to Balkan Township for a salt storage building and
50.20energy-efficient cold storage building;
50.21(6) 3.0 cents per ton to the city of McKinley to construct a water line from the city
50.22of Gilbert or the city of Biwabik to the city of McKinley's distribution center in order to
50.23secure a potable water source for the city, provided that the city of McKinley secures
50.24the remainder of the project costs from other sources, and expires three years following
50.25the date of distribution;
50.26(7) 6.5 cents per ton to the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board for
50.27township block grants to be distributed by the board;
50.28(8) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Marble for a water main and looping project;
50.29(9) 0.65 cents per ton to the city of Nashwauk for an infrastructure project;
50.30(10) 0.35 cents per ton to the city of Babbitt for demolition of a public building;
50.31(11) 0.65 cents per ton to the city of Hoyt Lakes for a storm water project;
50.32(12) 0.65 cents per ton to the city of Aurora for an infrastructure project;
50.33(13) 0.65 cents per ton to the town of Silver Creek for an infrastructure project;
50.34(14) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Calumet for an infrastructure project;
50.35(15) 0.5 cents per ton to Nashwauk Township for the Nashwauk town hall;
51.1(16) 0.5 cents per ton to the city of Biwabik for emergency repair of a wastewater
51.2treatment project;
51.3(17) 0.47 cents per ton to the city of Cuyuna for improvements to city properties and
51.4facilities, including construction, electrical, water, sewer, and site preparation; and
51.5(18) 0.3 cents per ton to Morse Township for a recreational trail.
51.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for the 2014 distribution, and all
51.7payments must be made separately and within ten days of the date of the August 2014
51.8payment.

51.9    Sec. 18. CIP ELECTRONIC DATA REPORTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM;
51.10EVALUATION.
51.11The commissioner of commerce may utilize a stakeholder group to annually monitor
51.12the usability and product development of systems for electronic data reporting and
51.13tracking for the use of utilities under the conservation improvement plan program under
51.14Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.241. The initial group may be convened by November
51.151, 2014, and must, among others, include representatives from all sectors of the gas and
51.16electric utility industry and providers of energy conservation.

51.17    Sec. 19. INNOVATION VOUCHER PILOT PROGRAM.
51.18(a) The commissioner of employment and economic development shall develop and
51.19implement an innovation voucher pilot program to provide financing to small businesses
51.20to purchase technical assistance and services from public higher education institutions
51.21and nonprofit entities to assist in the development or commercialization of innovative
51.22new products or services.
51.23(b) Funds available under this section may be used by a small business to access
51.24technical assistance and other services including, but not limited to: research, technical
51.25development, product development, commercialization, market development, technology
51.26exploration, and improved business practices including strategies to grow business and
51.27create operational efficiencies.
51.28(c) To be eligible for a voucher under this section, a business must enter into an
51.29agreement with the commissioner that includes:
51.30(1) a list of the technical assistance and services the business proposes to purchase
51.31and from whom the services will be purchased; and
51.32(2) deliverable outcomes in one of the following areas:
51.33(i) research and development;
51.34(ii) business model development;
52.1(iii) market feasibility;
52.2(iv) operations; or
52.3(v) other outcomes determined by the commissioner.
52.4As part of the agreement, the commissioner must approve the technical assistance and
52.5services to be purchased, and the entities from which the services or technical assistance
52.6will be purchased.
52.7(d) For the purposes of this section, a small business means a business with fewer
52.8than 40 employees.
52.9(e) A voucher award must not exceed $25,000 per business.
52.10(f) The commissioner must report to the chairs of the committees of the house of
52.11representatives and senate having jurisdiction over economic development and workforce
52.12policy and finance issues by December 1, 2014, on the vouchers awarded to date.

52.13    Sec. 20. COMMISSIONER'S ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN.
52.14By December 1, 2014, the commissioner shall report to the committees of the
52.15house of representatives and senate having jurisdiction over workforce development
52.16and economic development policy and finance issues, on the department's plan, and any
52.17request for funding, to design and implement a performance accountability outcome
52.18measurement system for programs under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 116J and 116L.

52.19    Sec. 21. COMPETENCY STANDARDS: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING,
52.20HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND
52.21AGRICULTURE.
52.22(a) The commissioner of labor and industry, in collaboration with the commissioner
52.23of employment and economic development, shall establish competency standards for
52.24programs in advanced manufacturing, health care services, information technology,
52.25and agriculture. This initiative shall be administered by the Department of Labor and
52.26Industry. In establishing the competency standards, the commissioner shall convene
52.27recognized industry experts, representative employers, higher education institutions, and
52.28representatives of labor to assist in defining credible competency standards acceptable to
52.29the advanced manufacturing, health care services, information technology, and agriculture
52.30industries.
52.31(b) The outcomes expected from the initiatives in this section include:
52.32(1) establishment of competency standards for entry level and at least two additional
52.33higher skill levels in each industry;
53.1(2) verification of competency standards and skill levels and their transferability by
53.2representatives of each respective industry;
53.3(3) models of ways for Minnesota educational institutions to engage in providing
53.4education and training to meet the competency standards established; and
53.5(4) participation from the identified industry sectors.
53.6(c) By January 15, 2015, the commissioner of labor and industry shall report to the
53.7legislative committees with jurisdiction over jobs on the progress and success, including
53.8outcomes, of the initiatives in this section and recommendations on occupations in which
53.9similar competency standards should be developed and implemented.

53.10    Sec. 22. AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT; REPORT.
53.11The commissioner of labor and industry shall report by January 1, 2015, to the chairs
53.12and ranking minority members of the standing committees of the house of representatives
53.13and senate with jurisdiction over labor policy and finance issues on the number of
53.14agricultural employers who are using a 48 hour work week and the number of employees
53.15affected. The commissioner shall include recommendations for appropriate compensation
53.16for such agricultural employees. For the purposes of this section, "agriculture" has the
53.17meaning given in Minnesota Rules, part 5200.0260.

53.18    Sec. 23. REPEALER.
53.19Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 116J.997, is repealed.

53.20ARTICLE 4
53.21STATE DEPARTMENTS AND VETERANS

53.22
Section 1. STATE DEPARTMENTS AND VETERANS APPROPRIATIONS.
53.23    The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to the
53.24appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 142, article 1, to the agencies and for the purposes
53.25specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund, or another named
53.26fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014"
53.27and "2015" used in this article mean that the addition to the appropriation listed under
53.28them is available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively.
53.29Supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, are effective the
53.30day following final enactment.
53.31
APPROPRIATIONS
53.32
Available for the Year
53.33
Ending June 30
53.34
2014
2015

54.1
54.2
Sec. 2. STATE DEPARTMENTS AND
VETERANS APPROPRIATIONS
54.3
54.4
Subdivision 1.Legislative Coordinating
Commission
$
-0-
$
380,000
54.5$225,000 is for operating costs of the joint
54.6legislative offices. $150,000 each year is
54.7added to the base.
54.8$155,000 is for the Legislative Water
54.9Commission established in section 3.
54.10$145,000 each fiscal year is added to the base
54.11through fiscal year 2019.
54.12
Subd. 2.Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
-0-
250,000
54.13$250,000 is for at least five grants of up
54.14to $50,000 each to conduct a housing
54.15needs assessment for veterans in any
54.16community within the state. No more than
54.17five percent may be used by the Minnesota
54.18Housing Finance Agency to administer
54.19these grants. The grants may be awarded
54.20to any government or nongovernmental
54.21organization. The assessment, which may be
54.22a study or a survey, may examine the need for
54.23scattered site housing for veterans and their
54.24families who are homeless or in danger of
54.25homelessness or for housing that addresses
54.26the health care needs of disabled or aging
54.27veterans. The assessment must be started by
54.28July 30, 2015, and completed by July 30,
54.292016. The commissioner of the Minnesota
54.30Housing Finance Agency must provide
54.31copies of any completed assessment to the
54.32chairs and ranking minority members of
54.33the legislative committees with jurisdiction
54.34over housing and veterans affairs no later
55.1than January 1, 2017. This is a onetime
55.2appropriation.
55.3
Subd. 3.Racing Commission
100,000
85,000
55.4These appropriations are from the racing
55.5and card playing regulation accounts in the
55.6special revenue fund. These appropriations
55.7are onetime and are available in either year
55.8of the biennium.
55.9
Subd. 4. Amateur Sports Commission
-0-
50,000
55.10$50,000 is to develop a pilot program to
55.11prevent and reduce childhood obesity. This
55.12appropriation is onetime and is available
55.13until June 30, 2017.
55.14
Subd. 5.Minnesota Historical Society
-0-
25,000
55.15$25,000 is for a grant to Farm America for
55.16repairs and maintenance of the Minnesota
55.17Agricultural Interpretive Center and for audit
55.18expenses. This is a onetime appropriation
55.19and is available until June 30, 2017.
55.20
Subd. 6.Board of the Arts
-0-
750,000
55.21$750,000 is appropriated from the arts and
55.22cultural heritage fund for arts education in
55.23partnership with the President's Turnaround
55.24Arts Initiative. This appropriation is
55.25contingent on Minnesota being designated
55.26a Turnaround site. This appropriation is
55.27available until June 30, 2015. This is a
55.28onetime appropriation.
55.29
Subd. 7. Minnesota Humanities Center
-0-
225,000
55.30$125,000 is from the arts and cultural heritage
55.31fund for the Veterans' Voices program to
55.32educate and engage the community regarding
55.33veterans' contributions, knowledge, skills,
56.1and experiences. Of this amount, $25,000 is
56.2for transfer to the Association of Minnesota
56.3Public Education Radio Stations for statewide
56.4programming to promote the Veterans' Voices
56.5program. This is a onetime appropriation.
56.6$100,000 is from the arts and cultural
56.7heritage fund for professional development
56.8for kindergarten through grade 12 educators
56.9to better culturally engage their work with
56.10at-risk student populations. This may include
56.11new and original literature that addresses
56.12literacy of emerging cultural communities.
56.13This is a onetime appropriation.
56.14
Subd. 8. Department of Education
-0-
44,000
56.15This appropriation is to implement expedited
56.16and temporary licensing provisions of
56.17Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
56.18is a onetime appropriation.
56.19
Subd. 9.Board of Accountancy
-0-
44,000
56.20This appropriation is to implement expedited
56.21and temporary licensing provisions of
56.22Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
56.23is a onetime appropriation.
56.24
56.25
56.26
Subd. 10.Board of Architecture, Engineering,
Land Surveying, Landscape, Architecture,
Geoscience, and Interior Design
-0-
44,000
56.27This appropriation is to implement expedited
56.28and temporary licensing provisions of
56.29Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
56.30is a onetime appropriation.
56.31
Subd. 11.Board of Cosmetologist Examiners
-0-
20,000
56.32This appropriation is to implement expedited
56.33and temporary licensing provisions of
57.1Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
57.2is a onetime appropriation.
57.3
Subd. 12.Board of Barber Examiners
-0-
10,000
57.4This appropriation is to implement expedited
57.5and temporary licensing provisions of
57.6Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
57.7is a onetime appropriation.
57.8
Subd. 13.Board of Private Detectives
-0-
44,000
57.9This appropriation is to implement expedited
57.10and temporary licensing provisions of
57.11Minnesota Statutes, section 197.4552. This
57.12is a onetime appropriation.
57.13
57.14
Subd. 14.Board of Behavioral Health and
Therapy
-0-
15,000
57.15This appropriation is from the state
57.16government special revenue fund to
57.17implement expedited and temporary licensing
57.18provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
57.19197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
57.20
Subd. 15.Board of Dentistry
-0-
10,000
57.21This appropriation is from the state
57.22government special revenue fund to
57.23implement expedited and temporary licensing
57.24provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
57.25197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
57.26
57.27
Subd. 16.Board of Dietetics and Nutrition
Practice
-0-
10,000
57.28This appropriation is from the state
57.29government special revenue fund to
57.30implement expedited and temporary licensing
57.31provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
57.32197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
57.33
57.34
Subd. 17.Board of Marriage and Family
Therapy
-0-
14,000
58.1This appropriation is from the state
58.2government special revenue fund to
58.3implement expedited and temporary licensing
58.4provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
58.5197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
58.6
58.7
Subd. 18.Board of Nursing Home
Administrators
-0-
1,000
58.8This appropriation is from the state
58.9government special revenue fund to
58.10implement expedited and temporary licensing
58.11provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
58.12197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
58.13
Subd. 19.Board of Optometry
-0-
10,000
58.14This appropriation is from the state
58.15government special revenue fund to
58.16implement expedited and temporary licensing
58.17provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
58.18197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
58.19
Subd. 20.Board of Podiatric Medicine
-0-
10,000
58.20This appropriation is from the state
58.21government special revenue fund to
58.22implement expedited and temporary licensing
58.23provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
58.24197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.
58.25
Subd. 21.Board of Social Work
-0-
3,000
58.26This appropriation is from the state
58.27government special revenue fund to
58.28implement expedited and temporary licensing
58.29provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
58.30197.4552. This is a onetime appropriation.

58.31    Sec. 3. [3.886] LEGISLATIVE WATER COMMISSION.
58.32    Subdivision 1. Establishment. A Legislative Water Commission is established.
59.1    Subd. 2. Membership. (a) The Legislative Water Commission consists of 12
59.2members appointed as follows:
59.3(1) six members of the senate, including three majority party members appointed by
59.4the majority leader and three minority party members appointed by the minority leader; and
59.5(2) six members of the house of representatives, including three majority party
59.6members appointed by the speaker of the house and three minority party members
59.7appointed by the minority leader.
59.8(b) Members serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and continue to serve
59.9until their successors are appointed or until a member is no longer a member of the
59.10legislative body that appointed the member to the commission. Vacancies shall be filled in
59.11the same manner as the original positions. Vacancies occurring on the commission do not
59.12affect the authority of the remaining members of the Legislative Water Commission to
59.13carry out the function of the commission.
59.14(c) Members shall elect a chair, vice chair, and other officers as determined by
59.15the commission. The chair may convene meetings as necessary to conduct the duties
59.16prescribed by this section.
59.17    Subd. 3. Commission staffing. The Legislative Coordinating Commission must
59.18employ staff and contract with consultants as necessary to enable the Legislative Water
59.19Commission to carry out its duties and functions.
59.20    Subd. 4. Powers and duties. (a) The Legislative Water Commission shall review
59.21water policy reports and recommendations of the Environmental Quality Board, the Board
59.22of Water and Soil Resources, the Pollution Control Agency, the Department of Natural
59.23Resources, the Metropolitan Council, and other water-related reports as may be required
59.24by law or the legislature.
59.25(b) The commission may conduct public hearings and otherwise secure data and
59.26comments.
59.27(c) The commission shall make recommendations as it deems proper to assist the
59.28legislature in formulating legislation.
59.29(d) Data or information compiled by the Legislative Water Commission or its
59.30subcommittees shall be made available to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on
59.31Minnesota Resources, the Clean Water Council, and standing and interim committees of
59.32the legislature on request of the chair of the respective commission, council, or committee.
59.33(e) The commission shall coordinate with the Clean Water Council.
59.34    Subd. 5. Compensation. Members of the commission may receive per diem and
59.35expense reimbursement incurred doing the work of the commission in the manner and
59.36amount prescribed for per diem and expense payments by the senate Committee on Rules
60.1and Administration and the house of representatives Committee on Rules and Legislative
60.2Administration.
60.3    Subd. 6. Expiration. This section expires July 1, 2019.

60.4    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 15A.082, subdivision 1, is
60.5amended to read:
60.6    Subdivision 1. Creation. A Compensation Council is created each odd-numbered
60.7year to assist the legislature in establishing the compensation of constitutional officers,
60.8members of the legislature, justices of the Supreme Court, judges of the Court of Appeals
60.9and district court, and the heads of state and metropolitan agencies included in section
60.1015A.0815 .
60.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

60.12    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 15A.082, subdivision 3, is
60.13amended to read:
60.14    Subd. 3. Submission of recommendations. (a) By March April 15 in each
60.15odd-numbered year, the Compensation Council shall submit to the speaker of the house
60.16and the president of the senate salary recommendations for constitutional officers,
60.17legislators, justices of the Supreme Court, and judges of the Court of Appeals and district
60.18court. The recommended salary for each other office must take effect on the first Monday
60.19in January of the next odd-numbered year, with no more than one adjustment, to take
60.20effect on January 1 of the year after that. The salary recommendations for legislators,
60.21 judges, and constitutional officers take effect if an appropriation of money to pay the
60.22recommended salaries is enacted after the recommendations are submitted and before
60.23their effective date. Recommendations may be expressly modified or rejected. The salary
60.24recommendations for legislators are subject to additional terms that may be adopted
60.25according to section 3.099, subdivisions 1 and 3.
60.26(b) The council shall also submit to the speaker of the house and the president of
60.27the senate recommendations for the salary ranges of the heads of state and metropolitan
60.28agencies, to be effective retroactively from January 1 of that year if enacted into law. The
60.29recommendations shall include the appropriate group in section 15A.0815 to which each
60.30agency head should be assigned and the appropriate limitation on the maximum range of
60.31the salaries of the agency heads in each group, expressed as a percentage of the salary of
60.32the governor.
60.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

61.1    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 15A.082, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
61.2    Subd. 4. Criteria. In making compensation recommendations, the council shall
61.3consider the amount of compensation paid in government service and the private sector
61.4to persons with similar qualifications, the amount of compensation needed to attract
61.5and retain experienced and competent persons, and the ability of the state to pay the
61.6recommended compensation. In making recommendations for legislative compensation,
61.7the council shall also consider the average length of a legislative session, the amount of
61.8work required of legislators during interim periods, and opportunities to earn income from
61.9other sources without neglecting legislative duties.
61.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

61.11    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.16, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:
61.12    Subd. 6a. Veteran-owned small businesses. (a) Except when mandated by the
61.13federal government as a condition of receiving federal funds, the commissioner shall
61.14award up to a six percent preference, but no less than the percentage awarded to any
61.15other group under this section, in the amount bid on state procurement to certified small
61.16businesses that are majority-owned and operated by: veterans.
61.17(1) recently separated veterans who have served in active military service, at any
61.18time on or after September 11, 2001, and who have been discharged under honorable
61.19conditions from active service, as indicated by the person's United States Department of
61.20Defense form DD-214 or by the commissioner of veterans affairs;
61.21(2) veterans with service-connected disabilities, as determined at any time by the
61.22United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or
61.23(3) any other veteran-owned small businesses certified under section 16C.19,
61.24paragraph (d).
61.25(b) The purpose of this designation is to facilitate the transition of veterans from
61.26military to civilian life, and to help compensate veterans for their sacrifices, including but
61.27not limited to their sacrifice of health and time, to the state and nation during their military
61.28service, as well as to enhance economic development within Minnesota.

61.29    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.19, is amended to read:
61.3016C.19 ELIGIBILITY; RULES.
61.31(a) A small business wishing to participate in the programs under section 16C.16,
61.32subdivisions 4 to 7, must be certified by the commissioner. The commissioner shall adopt
61.33by rule standards and procedures for certifying that small businesses, small targeted
62.1group businesses, and small businesses located in economically disadvantaged areas,
62.2and veteran-owned small businesses are eligible to participate under the requirements
62.3of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21. The commissioner shall adopt by rule standards and
62.4procedures for hearing appeals and grievances and other rules necessary to carry out the
62.5duties set forth in sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.
62.6(b) The commissioner may make rules which exclude or limit the participation of
62.7nonmanufacturing business, including third-party lessors, brokers, franchises, jobbers,
62.8manufacturers' representatives, and others from eligibility under sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.
62.9(c) The commissioner may make rules that set time limits and other eligibility limits
62.10on business participation in programs under sections 16C.16 to 16C.21.
62.11(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), for purposes of sections 16C.16 to 16C.21, a
62.12veteran-owned small business, the principal place of business of which is in Minnesota, is
62.13certified if it has been verified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as being
62.14either a veteran-owned small business or a service-disabled veteran-owned small business,
62.15in accordance with Public Law 109-461 and Code of Federal Regulations, title 38, part 74.
62.16(e) Until rules are adopted pursuant to paragraph (a) for the purpose of certifying
62.17veteran-owned small businesses, the provisions of Minnesota Rules, part 1230.1700, may
62.18be read to include veteran-owned small businesses. In addition to the documentation
62.19required in Minnesota Rules, part 1230.1700, the veteran owner must have been
62.20discharged under honorable conditions from active service, as indicated by the veteran
62.21owner's most current United States Department of Defense form DD-214.

62.22    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 122A.18, is amended by adding a subdivision
62.23to read:
62.24    Subd. 7c. Temporary military license. The Board of Teaching shall establish
62.25a temporary license in accordance with section 197.4552 for teaching. The fee for a
62.26temporary license under this subdivision shall be $87.90 for an online application or
62.27$86.40 for a paper application.

62.28    Sec. 10. [148.595] TEMPORARY MILITARY PERMIT; FEE.
62.29The Board of Optometry shall establish a temporary permit in accordance with
62.30section 197.4552. The fee for the temporary military permit is $250.

62.31    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 148.624, is amended by adding a subdivision
62.32to read:
63.1    Subd. 5. Temporary military permit. The board shall issue a temporary permit to
63.2members of the military in accordance with section 197.4552. The fee for the temporary
63.3permit is $250.

63.4    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 148B.17, subdivision 2, is
63.5amended to read:
63.6    Subd. 2. Licensure and application fees. Nonrefundable licensure and application
63.7fees established by the board shall not exceed the following amounts:
63.8(1) application fee for national examination is $110;
63.9(2) application fee for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) state
63.10examination is $110;
63.11(3) initial LMFT license fee is prorated, but cannot exceed $125;
63.12(4) annual renewal fee for LMFT license is $125;
63.13(5) late fee for LMFT license renewal is $50;
63.14(6) application fee for LMFT licensure by reciprocity is $220;
63.15(7) fee for initial Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)
63.16license is $75;
63.17(8) annual renewal fee for LAMFT license is $75;
63.18(9) late fee for LAMFT renewal is $25;
63.19(10) fee for reinstatement of license is $150; and
63.20(11) fee for emeritus status is $125; and
63.21(12) fee for temporary license for members of the military is $100.

63.22    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 148B.53, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
63.23    Subd. 3. Fee. Nonrefundable fees are as follows:
63.24    (1) initial license application fee for licensed professional counseling (LPC) - $150;
63.25    (2) initial license fee for LPC - $250;
63.26    (3) annual active license renewal fee for LPC - $250 or equivalent;
63.27    (4) annual inactive license renewal fee for LPC - $125;
63.28    (5) initial license application fee for licensed professional clinical counseling
63.29(LPCC) - $150;
63.30    (6) initial license fee for LPCC - $250;
63.31    (7) annual active license renewal fee for LPCC - $250 or equivalent;
63.32    (8) annual inactive license renewal fee for LPCC - $125;
63.33    (9) license renewal late fee - $100 per month or portion thereof;
63.34    (10) copy of board order or stipulation - $10;
64.1    (11) certificate of good standing or license verification - $25;
64.2    (12) duplicate certificate fee - $25;
64.3    (13) professional firm renewal fee - $25;
64.4    (14) sponsor application for approval of a continuing education course - $60;
64.5    (15) initial registration fee - $50;
64.6    (16) annual registration renewal fee - $25; and
64.7    (17) approved supervisor application processing fee - $30; and
64.8    (18) temporary license for members of the military - $250.

64.9    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 150A.091, is amended by adding a
64.10subdivision to read:
64.11    Subd. 9c. Temporary permit. Applications for a temporary military permit in
64.12accordance with section 197.4552 shall submit a fee not to exceed the amount of $250.

64.13    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 153.16, is amended by adding a subdivision
64.14to read:
64.15    Subd. 4. Temporary military permit. The board shall establish a temporary permit
64.16in accordance with section 197.4552. The fee for the temporary military permit is $250.

64.17    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 154.11, as amended by Laws 2013, chapter
64.1885, article 5, section 12, is amended to read:
64.19154.11 EXAMINATION OF NONRESIDENT BARBERS AND
64.20INSTRUCTORS OF BARBERING; TEMPORARY APPRENTICE PERMITS;
64.21TEMPORARY MILITARY LICENSE AND APPRENTICE PERMITS.
64.22    Subdivision 1. Examination of nonresidents. A person who meets all of the
64.23requirements for barber registration in sections 154.001, 154.002, 154.003, 154.01 to
64.24154.161 , 154.19 to 154.21, and 154.24 to 154.26 and either has a license, certificate of
64.25registration, or an equivalent as a practicing barber or instructor of barbering from another
64.26state or country which in the discretion of the board has substantially the same requirements
64.27for registering barbers and instructors of barbering as required by sections 154.001,
64.28154.002 , 154.003, 154.01 to 154.161, 154.19 to 154.21, and 154.24 to 154.26 or can prove
64.29by sworn affidavits practice as a barber or instructor of barbering in another state or country
64.30for at least five years immediately prior to making application in this state, shall, upon
64.31payment of the required fee, be issued a certificate of registration without examination.
64.32    Subd. 2. Temporary apprentice permits for nonresidents. Any person who
64.33qualifies for examination as a registered barber under this section may apply for a
65.1temporary apprentice permit which is effective no longer than six months. All persons
65.2holding a temporary apprentice permit are subject to all provisions of sections 154.001,
65.3154.002 , 154.003, 154.01 to 154.161, 154.19 to 154.21, and 154.24 to 154.26 and the
65.4rules adopted by the board under those sections concerning the conduct and obligations
65.5of registered apprentices.
65.6    Subd. 3. Temporary military license. The board shall establish a temporary license
65.7for barbers and master barbers and a temporary permit for apprentices in accordance with
65.8section 197.4552. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision for a master
65.9barber is $85. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision for a barber is $180.
65.10The fee for a temporary permit under this subdivision for an apprentice is $80.

65.11    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 155A.27, is amended by adding a
65.12subdivision to read:
65.13    Subd. 5a. Temporary military license. The board shall establish temporary
65.14licenses for a cosmetologist, nail technician, and esthetician, in accordance with section
65.15197.4552. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision for a cosmetologist, nail
65.16technician, or esthetician is $100.

65.17    Sec. 18. [197.4552] EXPEDITED AND TEMPORARY LICENSING FOR
65.18FORMER AND CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY.
65.19    Subdivision 1. Expedited licensing processing. Notwithstanding any other law to
65.20the contrary, each professional licensing board defined in section 214.01, subdivisions 2
65.21and 3, shall establish a procedure to expedite the issuance of a license or certification to
65.22perform professional services regulated by each board to a qualified individual who is:
65.23(1) an active duty military member;
65.24(2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
65.25(3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license or
65.26certification application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
65.27    Subd. 2. Temporary licenses. (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary,
65.28each professional licensing board defined in section 214.01, subdivisions 2 and 3, shall
65.29establish a procedure to issue a temporary license or certification to perform professional
65.30services regulated by each board to a qualified individual who is:
65.31(1) an active duty military member;
65.32(2) the spouse of an active duty military member; or
65.33(3) a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license or
65.34certification application, and has confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
66.1(b) A qualified individual under paragraph (a) must provide evidence of:
66.2(1) a current, valid license, certificate, or permit in another state without history of
66.3disciplinary action by a regulatory authority in the other state; and
66.4(2) a current criminal background study without a criminal conviction that is
66.5determined by the board to adversely affect the applicants' ability to become licensed.
66.6(c) A temporary license or certificate issued under this subdivision shall allow a
66.7qualified individual to perform regulated professional services for a limited length of time
66.8as determined by the licensing board. During the temporary license period, the individual
66.9shall complete the full application procedure as required by applicable law.
66.10    Subd. 3. Rulemaking. Each licensing board may adopt rules to carry out the
66.11provisions of this section.

66.12    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 326.04, as amended by Laws 2014, chapter
66.13236, section 3, is amended to read:
66.14326.04 BOARD ESTABLISHED.
66.15    Subdivision 1. Board composition. To carry out the provisions of sections 326.02
66.16to 326.15 there is hereby created a Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying,
66.17Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design consisting of 21 members, who
66.18shall be appointed by the governor. Three members shall be licensed architects, five
66.19members shall be licensed engineers, two members shall be licensed landscape architects,
66.20two members shall be licensed land surveyors, two members shall be certified interior
66.21designers, two members shall be licensed geoscientists, and five members shall be public
66.22members. Not more than one member of the board shall be from the same branch of the
66.23profession of engineering. Membership terms, compensation of members, removal of
66.24members, the filling of membership vacancies, and fiscal year and reporting requirements
66.25shall be as provided in sections 214.07 to 214.09. Members shall be limited to two terms.
66.26The provision of staff, administrative services and office space; the review and processing
66.27of complaints; the setting of board fees; and other provisions relating to board operations
66.28shall be as provided in chapter 214.
66.29    Subd. 2. Temporary military certificate. The board shall establish a temporary
66.30military certificate in accordance with section 197.4552.

66.31    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 326.10, is amended by adding a subdivision
66.32to read:
66.33    Subd. 10. Temporary military license. The board shall establish a temporary
66.34license in accordance with section 197.4552 for the practice of architecture, professional
67.1engineering, geosciences, land surveying, landscape architecture, and interior design.
67.2The fee for the temporary license under this subdivision for the practice of architecture,
67.3professional engineering, geosciences, land surveying, landscape architecture, or interior
67.4design is $132.

67.5    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 326.3382, is amended by adding a
67.6subdivision to read:
67.7    Subd. 6. Temporary military license. The board shall establish a temporary
67.8license to engage in the business of private detective or protective agent in accordance
67.9with section 197.4552. The fee for the temporary license under this subdivision for a
67.10private detective is $1,000. The fee for a temporary license under this subdivision for a
67.11protective agent is $800.

67.12    Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 326A.04, is amended by adding a
67.13subdivision to read:
67.14    Subd. 1a. Temporary military certificate. The board shall establish a temporary
67.15military certificate in accordance with section 197.4552.

67.16    Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 326A.04, subdivision 5, is
67.17amended to read:
67.18    Subd. 5. Fee. (a) The board shall charge a fee for each application for initial
67.19issuance or renewal of a certificate or temporary military certificate under this section as
67.20provided in paragraph (b). The fee for the temporary military certificate is $100.
67.21    (b) The board shall charge the following fees:
67.22    (1) initial issuance of certificate, $150;
67.23    (2) renewal of certificate with an active status, $100 per year;
67.24    (3) initial CPA firm permits, except for sole practitioners, $100;
67.25    (4) renewal of CPA firm permits, except for sole practitioners and those firms
67.26specified in clause (17), $35 per year;
67.27    (5) initial issuance and renewal of CPA firm permits for sole practitioners, except for
67.28those firms specified in clause (17), $35 per year;
67.29    (6) annual late processing delinquency fee for permit, certificate, or registration
67.30renewal applications not received prior to expiration date, $50;
67.31    (7) copies of records, per page, 25 cents;
67.32    (8) registration of noncertificate holders, nonlicensees, and nonregistrants in
67.33connection with renewal of firm permits, $45 per year;
68.1    (9) applications for reinstatement, $20;
68.2    (10) initial registration of a registered accounting practitioner, $50;
68.3    (11) initial registered accounting practitioner firm permits, $100;
68.4    (12) renewal of registered accounting practitioner firm permits, except for sole
68.5practitioners, $100 per year;
68.6    (13) renewal of registered accounting practitioner firm permits for sole practitioners,
68.7$35 per year;
68.8    (14) CPA examination application, $40;
68.9    (15) CPA examination, fee determined by third-party examination administrator;
68.10    (16) renewal of certificates with an inactive status, $25 per year; and
68.11    (17) renewal of CPA firm permits for firms that have one or more offices located in
68.12another state, $68 per year.

68.13    Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 363A.44, subdivision 1, as added by Laws
68.142014, chapter 239, article 2, section 6, is amended to read:
68.15    Subdivision 1. Scope. (a) No department, agency of the state, the Metropolitan
68.16Council, or an agency subject to section 473.143, subdivision 1, shall execute a contract
68.17for goods or services or an agreement for goods or services in excess of $500,000 with a
68.18business that has 40 or more full-time employees in this state or a state where the business
68.19has its primary place of business on a single day during the prior 12 months, unless the
68.20business has an equal pay certificate or it has certified in writing that it is exempt. A
68.21certificate is valid for four years.
68.22    (b) This section does not apply to a business with respect to a specific contract if
68.23the commissioner of administration determines that application of this section would
68.24cause undue hardship to the contracting entity. This section does not apply to a contract
68.25to provide goods and services to individuals under chapters 43A, 62A, 62C, 62D, 62E,
68.26256B, 256I, 256L, and 268A, with a business that has a license, certification, registration,
68.27provider agreement, or provider enrollment contract that is prerequisite to providing those
68.28goods and services. This section does not apply to contracts entered into by the State
68.29Board of Investment for investment options under section 352.965, subdivision 4.
68.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014.

68.31    Sec. 25. LEGISLATIVE WATER COMMISSION INITIAL APPOINTMENTS
68.32AND FIRST MEETING.
68.33Initial appointments to the Legislative Water Commission established in section
68.343 must be made by September 1, 2014. The first meeting of the Legislative Water
69.1Commission shall be convened by the chair or a designee of the Legislative Coordinating
69.2Commission by October 15, 2014. The Legislative Water Commission shall select a chair
69.3from its membership at its first meeting.

69.4    Sec. 26. STUDY OF SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNT FOR CENTRAL
69.5ACCOMMODATION.
69.6The commissioner of management and budget, in consultation with the Commission
69.7of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans, must report to the chairs and
69.8ranking minority members of the senate Finance Committee, the house of representatives
69.9Ways and Means Committee, the house of representatives State Government Finance
69.10Committee, the senate State Departments and Veterans Budget Division, and the governor
69.11by January 5, 2015, on advantages and disadvantages of creating an account for the
69.12special revenue fund in the state treasury to pay for costs of providing accommodations to
69.13executive branch state employees with disabilities. The report must include:
69.14(1) a summary of money spent by executive branch state agencies in fiscal years
69.152012 and 2013 for providing accommodations to executive branch state employees, to
69.16the extent that such expenditures can be determined; and
69.17(2) recommendations for laws and policies needed to implement an account in the
69.18special revenue fund, if one is recommended under this section; or other recommendations
69.19related to best practices in provision of accommodations for employees with disabilities
69.20in the executive branch.

69.21ARTICLE 5
69.22PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS APPROPRIATIONS

69.23
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
69.24The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
69.25in this article.
69.26
2014
2015
Total
69.27
General
$
-0-
$
35,057,000
$
35,057,000
69.28
69.29
State Government Special
Revenue
12,361,000
6,865,000
19,226,000
69.30
Total
$
12,361,000
$
41,922,000
$
54,283,000

69.31
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
69.32The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to the
69.33appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 86, article 1, to the agencies and for the purposes
69.34specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund, or another named
70.1fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2014"
70.2and "2015" used in this article mean that the addition to the appropriation listed under
70.3them is available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively.
70.4Supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, are effective the
70.5day following final enactment.
70.6
APPROPRIATIONS
70.7
Available for the Year
70.8
Ending June 30
70.9
2014
2015

70.10
Sec. 3. PUBLIC SAFETY
70.11
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
12,361,000
$
8,638,000
70.12
Appropriations by Fund
70.13
General
-0-
1,773,000
70.14
70.15
State Government
Special Revenue
12,361,000
6,865,000
70.16The amounts that may be spent for each
70.17purpose are specified in the following
70.18subdivisions.
70.19
Subd. 2.Emergency Communication Networks
5,059,000
6,865,000
70.20This onetime appropriation is from the state
70.21government special revenue fund for 911
70.22emergency telecommunications services.
70.23
Subd. 3.Office of Justice Programs
-0-
1,300,000
70.24(a) $500,000 in fiscal year 2015 is for youth
70.25intervention programs under Minnesota
70.26Statutes, section 299A.73. The appropriation
70.27must be used to create new programs
70.28statewide in underserved areas and to help
70.29existing programs serve unmet needs in
70.30program communities. Of this amount,
70.31$100,000 in fiscal year 2015 is for a youth
70.32intervention program targeted toward
70.33East African youth. This is a onetime
70.34appropriation and is available until expended.
71.1(b) $500,000 in fiscal year 2015 is for a grant
71.2to provide emergency shelter programming
71.3for victims of domestic abuse and trafficking.
71.4The program shall provide shelter to
71.5East African women and children. The
71.6appropriation must be used for the operating
71.7expenses of a shelter. This is a onetime
71.8appropriation, and is available until June 30,
71.92017.
71.10(c) $300,000 in fiscal year 2015 is for
71.11grants to sexual assault advocacy programs
71.12for sexual violence community prevention
71.13networks. For purposes of this section,
71.14"sexual assault" means a violation of
71.15Minnesota Statutes, sections 609.342 to
71.16609.3453. $300,000 in each of fiscal years
71.172016 and 2017 is added to the base.
71.18
Subd. 4.Fire Safety Account
1,300,000
-0-
71.19$1,300,000 in fiscal year 2014 is from the fire
71.20safety account in the special revenue fund
71.21for activities and programs under Minnesota
71.22Statutes, section 299F.012. This is a onetime
71.23appropriation. By January 15, 2015, the
71.24commissioner shall report to the chairs and
71.25ranking minority members of the legislative
71.26committees with jurisdiction over the fire
71.27safety account regarding the balances and
71.28uses of the account.
71.29
Subd. 5.Criminal Apprehension
71.30$473,000 in fiscal year 2015 is to implement
71.31the expungement law changes in Laws 2014,
71.32chapter 246. The base for this activity shall
71.33be $583,000 in each of fiscal years 2016 and
71.342017.

72.1
Sec. 4. CORRECTIONS
72.2
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
-0-
$
30,139,000
72.3The amounts that may be spent for each
72.4purpose are specified in the following
72.5subdivisions.
72.6
Subd. 2.Correctional Institutions
-0-
27,289,000
72.7This includes a onetime appropriation of
72.8$11,089,000.
72.9
Subd. 3.Community Services
-0-
1,950,000
72.10$50,000 in fiscal year 2015 is a onetime
72.11appropriation to implement the victim
72.12notification provisions in article 6, sections
72.131, 2, and 5.
72.14
Subd. 4.Operations Support
-0-
900,000

72.15
72.16
Sec. 5. PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND
TRAINING (POST) BOARD
-0-
50,000
72.17$50,000 in fiscal year 2015 is for training
72.18state and local community safety personnel
72.19in the use of crisis de-escalation techniques
72.20for use with Minnesota veterans following
72.21their return from active military service in
72.22a combat zone. The director may consult
72.23with any other state or local governmental
72.24official or nongovernmental authority that the
72.25director determines to be relevant, to include
72.26postsecondary institutions, when selecting
72.27a service provider for this training. The
72.28training provider must have a demonstrated
72.29understanding of the transitions and
72.30challenges that veterans may experience
72.31during their re-entry into society following
72.32combat service. The training opportunities
73.1provided must be reasonably distributed
73.2statewide. This is a onetime appropriation.

73.3
Sec. 6. HUMAN RIGHTS
$
0
$
50,000
73.4For outreach to the community regarding
73.5the role and duties of the Council on Black
73.6Minnesotans, the Council on Asian Pacific
73.7Minnesotans, the Chicano Latino Affairs
73.8Council, and the Minnesota Indian Affairs
73.9Council. This is a onetime appropriation.

73.10
Sec. 7. HUMAN SERVICES
$
0
$
45,000
73.11$45,000 in fiscal year 2015 is to implement
73.12the expungement law changes in Laws 2014,
73.13chapter 246. The base for this activity shall
73.14be $90,000 in each of fiscal years 2016 and
73.152017.

73.16    Sec. 8. Laws 2009, chapter 83, article 1, section 10, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
73.17
Subd. 7.Emergency Communication Networks
66,470,000
70,233,000
73.18This appropriation is from the state
73.19government special revenue fund for 911
73.20emergency telecommunications services.
73.21(a) Public Safety Answering Points.
73.22$13,664,000 each year is to be distributed
73.23as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
73.24403.113, subdivision 2 .
73.25(b) Medical Resource Communication
73.26Centers. $683,000 each year is for grants
73.27to the Minnesota Emergency Medical
73.28Services Regulatory Board for the Metro
73.29East and Metro West Medical Resource
73.30Communication Centers that were in
73.31operation before January 1, 2000.
74.1(c) ARMER Debt Service. $17,557,000 the
74.2first year and $23,261,000 the second year
74.3are to the commissioner of finance to pay
74.4debt service on revenue bonds issued under
74.5Minnesota Statutes, section 403.275.
74.6Any portion of this appropriation not needed
74.7to pay debt service in a fiscal year may be
74.8used by the commissioner of public safety to
74.9pay cash for any of the capital improvements
74.10for which bond proceeds were appropriated
74.11by Laws 2005, chapter 136, article 1, section
74.129, subdivision 8, or Laws 2007, chapter 54,
74.13article 1, section 10, subdivision 8.
74.14(d) Metropolitan Council Debt Service.
74.15$1,410,000 each year is to the commissioner
74.16of finance for payment to the Metropolitan
74.17Council for debt service on bonds issued
74.18under Minnesota Statutes, section 403.27.
74.19(e) ARMER State Backbone Operating
74.20Costs. $5,060,000 each year is to the
74.21commissioner of transportation for costs
74.22of maintaining and operating the statewide
74.23radio system backbone.
74.24(f) ARMER Improvements. $1,000,000
74.25each year is for the Statewide Radio Board for
74.26costs of design, construction, maintenance
74.27of, and improvements to those elements
74.28of the statewide public safety radio and
74.29communication system that support mutual
74.30aid communications and emergency medical
74.31services or provide enhancement of public
74.32safety communication interoperability.
74.33(g) Next Generation 911. $3,431,000 the
74.34first year and $6,490,000 the second year
74.35are to replace the current system with the
75.1Next Generation Internet Protocol (IP) based
75.2network. This appropriation is available until
75.3expended. The base level of funding for
75.4fiscal year 2012 shall be $2,965,000.
75.5(h) Grants to Local Government.
75.6$5,000,000 the first year is for grants to
75.7local units of government to assist with
75.8the transition to the ARMER system. This
75.9appropriation is available until June 30, 2012.
75.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from June 29, 2011.

75.11    Sec. 9. Laws 2013, chapter 86, article 1, section 12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
75.12
75.13
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
157,851,000
$
161,191,000
161,911,000
75.14
Appropriations by Fund
75.15
2014
2015
75.16
General
82,213,000
82,772,000
75.17
Special Revenue
14,062,000
13,062,000
75.18
75.19
State Government
Special Revenue
59,241,000
63,742,000
75.20
Environmental
69,000
69,000
75.21
Trunk Highway
2,266,000
2,266,000
75.22The amounts that may be spent for each
75.23purpose are specified in the following
75.24subdivisions.

75.25    Sec. 10. Laws 2013, chapter 86, article 1, section 12, subdivision 3, as amended by
75.26Laws 2013, chapter 140, section 2, is amended to read:
75.27
Subd. 3.Criminal Apprehension
47,588,000
47,197,000
75.28
Appropriations by Fund
75.29
General
42,315,000
42,924,000
75.30
Special Revenue
3,000,000
2,000,000
75.31
75.32
State Government
Special Revenue
7,000
7,000
75.33
Trunk Highway
2,266,000
2,266,000
75.34
(a) DWI Lab Analysis; Trunk Highway Fund
76.1Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
76.2161.20, subdivision 3 , $1,941,000 each year
76.3is from the trunk highway fund for laboratory
76.4analysis related to driving-while-impaired
76.5cases.
76.6
(b) Criminal History System
76.7$50,000 the first year and $580,000 the
76.8second year from the general fund and,
76.9notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
76.10299A.705, subdivision 4 , $3,000,000 the
76.11first year and $2,000,000 the second year
76.12from the vehicle services account in the
76.13special revenue fund are to replace the state
76.14criminal history system. This appropriation
76.15is available until expended. Of this amount,
76.16$2,980,000 the first year and $2,580,000
76.17the second year are for a onetime transfer
76.18to the Office of Enterprise Technology for
76.19start-up costs. Service level agreements
76.20must document all project-related transfers
76.21under this paragraph. Ongoing operating
76.22and support costs for this system shall
76.23be identified and incorporated into future
76.24service level agreements.
76.25The commissioner is authorized to use funds
76.26appropriated under this paragraph for the
76.27purposes specified in paragraph (c).
76.28The general fund base for this program is
76.29$4,930,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $417,000
76.30in fiscal year 2017.
76.31
(c) Criminal Reporting System
76.32$1,360,000 the first year and $1,360,000 the
76.33second year from the general fund are to
76.34replace the state's crime reporting system
76.35 and include one full-time equivalent business
77.1analyst. This appropriation is available until
77.2expended. Of these amounts, $1,360,000
77.3the first year and $1,360,000 $1,290,000
77.4 the second year are for a onetime transfer
77.5to the Office of Enterprise Technology for
77.6start-up costs. Service level agreements
77.7must document all project-related transfers
77.8under this paragraph. Ongoing operating
77.9and support costs for this system shall
77.10be identified and incorporated into future
77.11service level agreements.
77.12The commissioner is authorized to use funds
77.13appropriated under this paragraph for the
77.14purposes specified in paragraph (b).
77.15The base funding for this program is
77.16$1,360,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $380,000
77.17in fiscal year 2017.
77.18
(d) Forensic Laboratory
77.19$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
77.20second year from the general fund and,
77.21notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
77.22161.20, subdivision 3 , $125,000 the first
77.23year and $125,000 the second year from the
77.24trunk highway fund are to replace forensic
77.25laboratory equipment at the Bureau of
77.26Criminal Apprehension.
77.27$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
77.28second year from the general fund and,
77.29notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
77.30161.20, subdivision 3 , $200,000 the first
77.31year and $200,000 the second year from the
77.32trunk highway fund are to improve forensic
77.33laboratory staffing at the Bureau of Criminal
77.34Apprehension.
77.35
(e) Livescan Fingerprinting
78.1$310,000 the first year and $389,000 the
78.2second year from the general fund are to
78.3maintain Livescan fingerprinting machines.
78.4
(f) Report
78.5If the vehicle services special revenue account
78.6accrues an unallocated balance in excess
78.7of 50 percent of the previous fiscal year's
78.8expenditures, the commissioner of public
78.9safety shall submit a report to the chairs
78.10and ranking minority members of the house
78.11of representatives and senate committees
78.12with jurisdiction over transportation and
78.13public safety policy and finance. The report
78.14must contain specific policy and legislative
78.15recommendations for reducing the fund
78.16balance and avoiding future excessive fund
78.17balances. The report is due within three
78.18months of the fund balance exceeding the
78.19threshold established in this paragraph.

78.20    Sec. 11. Laws 2013, chapter 86, article 1, section 13, is amended to read:
78.21
78.22
Sec. 13. PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS
AND TRAINING (POST) BOARD
$
3,870,000
$
3,870,000
78.23(a) Excess Amounts Transferred
78.24This appropriation is from the peace officer
78.25training account in the special revenue fund.
78.26Any new receipts credited to that account in
78.27the first year in excess of $3,870,000 must be
78.28transferred and credited to the general fund.
78.29Any new receipts credited to that account in
78.30the second year in excess of $3,870,000 must
78.31be transferred and credited to the general
78.32fund.
78.33(b) Peace Officer Training
78.34Reimbursements
79.1$2,734,000 each year is for reimbursements
79.2to local governments for peace officer
79.3training costs.
79.4(c) Training; Sexually Exploited and
79.5Trafficked Youth
79.6Of the appropriation in paragraph (b),
79.7$100,000 the first year is for reimbursements
79.8to local governments for peace officer
79.9training costs on sexually exploited and
79.10trafficked youth, including effectively
79.11identifying sex trafficked victims and
79.12traffickers, investigation techniques, and
79.13assisting sexually exploited youth. These
79.14funds are available until June 30, 2016.
79.15Reimbursement shall be provided on a flat
79.16fee basis of $100 per diem per officer.
79.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

79.18    Sec. 12. TRANSFER; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
79.19On July 1, 2014, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer
79.20$3,000,000 from the general fund to the disaster assistance contingency account created in
79.21article 7, section 4.

79.22ARTICLE 6
79.23PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS

79.24    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.84, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
79.25    Subd. 5. Disclosure. Private or confidential court services data shall not be
79.26disclosed except:
79.27(a) pursuant to section 13.05;
79.28(b) pursuant to a statute specifically authorizing disclosure of court services data;
79.29(c) with the written permission of the source of confidential data;
79.30(d) to the court services department, parole or probation authority or state or local
79.31correctional agency or facility having statutorily granted supervision over the individual
79.32subject of the data;
80.1(e) pursuant to subdivision 6; or
80.2(f) pursuant to a valid court order.; or
80.3(g) pursuant to section 611A.06, subdivision 6.
80.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2015.

80.5    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.84, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
80.6    Subd. 6. Public benefit data. (a) The responsible authority or its designee of a
80.7parole or probation authority or correctional agency may release private or confidential
80.8court services data related to:
80.9(1) criminal acts to any law enforcement agency, if necessary for law enforcement
80.10purposes; and
80.11(2) criminal acts or delinquent acts to the victims of criminal or delinquent acts to the
80.12extent that the data are necessary for the victim to assert the victim's legal right to restitution.
80.13(b) A parole or probation authority, a correctional agency, or agencies that provide
80.14correctional services under contract to a correctional agency may release to a law
80.15enforcement agency the following data on defendants, parolees, or probationers: current
80.16address, dates of entrance to and departure from agency programs, and dates and times of
80.17any absences, both authorized and unauthorized, from a correctional program.
80.18(c) The responsible authority or its designee of a juvenile correctional agency may
80.19release private or confidential court services data to a victim of a delinquent act to the
80.20extent the data are necessary to enable the victim to assert the victim's right to request
80.21notice of release under section 611A.06. The data that may be released include only the
80.22name, home address, and placement site of a juvenile who has been placed in a juvenile
80.23correctional facility as a result of a delinquent act.
80.24(d) Upon the victim's written or electronic request and, if the victim and offender have
80.25been household or family members as defined in section 518B.01, subdivision 2, paragraph
80.26(b), the commissioner of corrections or the commissioner's designee may disclose to the
80.27victim of an offender convicted of a qualified domestic violence-related offense as defined
80.28in section 609.02, subdivision 16, notification of the city and five-digit zip code of the
80.29offender's residency upon or after release from a Department of Corrections facility, unless:
80.30(1) the offender is not under correctional supervision at the time of the victim's
80.31request;
80.32(2) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee does not have the city or zip
80.33code; or
81.1(3) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee reasonably believes that
81.2disclosure of the city or zip code of the offender's residency creates a risk to the victim,
81.3offender, or public safety.
81.4(e) Paragraph (d) applies only where the offender is serving a prison term for
81.5a qualified domestic violence-related offense committed against the victim seeking
81.6notification.
81.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2015.

81.8    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 260B.198, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
81.9    Subd. 7. Continuance. (a) When it is in the best interests of the child to do so and
81.10not inimical to public safety and when the child has admitted the allegations contained in
81.11the petition before the judge or referee, or when a hearing has been held as provided for in
81.12section 260B.163 and the allegations contained in the petition have been duly proven but,
81.13in either case, before a finding of delinquency has been entered, the court may continue
81.14the case for a period not to exceed 90 180 days on any one order. Such a continuance may
81.15be extended for one additional successive period not to exceed 90 days and only after the
81.16court has reviewed the case and entered its order for an additional continuance without a
81.17finding of delinquency. The continuance may be extended for one additional successive
81.18period not to exceed 180 days, but only with the consent of the prosecutor and only after
81.19the court has reviewed the case and entered its order for the additional continuance
81.20without a finding of delinquency. During this a continuance the court may enter an order
81.21in accordance with the provisions of subdivision 1, clause (1) or (2) except clause (4), or
81.22enter an order to hold the child in detention for a period not to exceed 15 days on any one
81.23order for the purpose of completing any consideration, or any investigation or examination
81.24ordered in accordance with the provisions of section 260B.157.
81.25(b) A prosecutor may appeal a continuance ordered in contravention of this
81.26subdivision. This subdivision does not extend the court's jurisdiction under section
81.27260B.193 and does not apply to an extended jurisdiction juvenile proceeding.
81.28EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014, and applies to
81.29offenses committed on or after that date.

81.30    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299F.012, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
81.31    Subd. 2. Fire Service Advisory Committee. (a) The Fire Service Advisory
81.32Committee shall provide recommendations to the commissioner of public safety on
81.33fire service-related issues and shall consist of representatives of each of the following
82.1organizations: two appointed by the president of the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs
82.2Association, two appointed by the president of the Minnesota State Fire Department
82.3Association, two appointed by the president of the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters,
82.4two appointed by the president of the League of Minnesota Cities, one appointed by the
82.5president of the Minnesota Association of Townships, one appointed by the president
82.6of the Insurance Federation of Minnesota, one appointed jointly by the presidents of
82.7the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the
82.8Fire Marshals Association of Minnesota, and the commissioner of public safety or the
82.9commissioner's designee. The commissioner of public safety must ensure that at least
82.10three of the members of the advisory committee work and reside in counties outside of the
82.11seven-county metropolitan area. The committee shall provide funding recommendations
82.12to the commissioner of public safety from the fire safety fund for the following purposes:
82.13(1) for the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education;
82.14(2) for programs and staffing for the State Fire Marshal Division; and
82.15(3) for fire-related regional response team programs and any other fire service
82.16programs that have the potential for statewide impact.
82.17    (b) The committee under paragraph (a) does not expire.

82.18    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 611A.06, is amended by adding a subdivision
82.19to read:
82.20    Subd. 6. Offender location. (a) Upon the victim's written or electronic request
82.21and if the victim and offender have been household or family members as defined in
82.22section 518B.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), the commissioner of corrections or
82.23the commissioner's designee shall disclose to the victim of an offender convicted of a
82.24qualified domestic violence-related offense as defined in section 609.02, subdivision 16,
82.25notification of the city and five-digit zip code of the offender's residency upon release from
82.26a Department of Corrections facility, unless:
82.27(1) the offender is not under correctional supervision at the time of the victim's
82.28request;
82.29(2) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee does not have the city or zip
82.30code; or
82.31(3) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee reasonably believes that
82.32disclosure of the city or zip code of the offender's residency creates a risk to the victim,
82.33offender, or public safety.
82.34(b) All identifying information regarding the victim including, but not limited to, the
82.35notification provided by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee is classified as
83.1private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, and is accessible
83.2only to the victim.
83.3(c) This subdivision applies only where the offender is serving a prison term
83.4for a qualified domestic violence-related offense committed against the victim seeking
83.5notification.
83.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 15, 2015.

83.7    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 645.241, is amended to read:
83.8645.241 PUNISHMENT FOR PROHIBITED ACTS.
83.9(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), when the performance of any act is
83.10prohibited by a statute, and no penalty for the violation of the same shall be imposed in
83.11any statute, the doing of such act shall be a misdemeanor.
83.12(b) When the performance of any act is prohibited by a statute enacted or amended
83.13after September 1, 2014, and no penalty for the violation of the same shall be imposed in
83.14any statute, the doing of such act shall be a petty misdemeanor.

83.15    Sec. 7. Laws 2014, chapter 240, section 26, is amended to read:
83.16    Sec. 26. REPEALER.
83.17Laws 2012, chapter 235, section 11, is repealed.
83.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

83.19ARTICLE 7
83.20DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES; FEDERAL AID GRANTED

83.21    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
83.22to read:
83.23    Subd. 5d. Local government. "Local government" has the meaning given in Code
83.24of Federal Regulations, title 44, section 206.2 (2012).

83.25    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to
83.26read:
83.27    Subd. 6b. Nonfederal share. "Nonfederal share" has the meaning given in section
83.2812A.02, subdivision 7.

83.29    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12.221, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
84.1    Subd. 4. Subgrant agreements; state share. (a) The state director, serving as the
84.2governor's authorized representative, may enter into subgrant agreements with eligible
84.3applicants to provide federal and state financial assistance made available as a result
84.4of a disaster declaration.
84.5(b) When state funds are used to provide the FEMA Public Assistance Program
84.6cost-share requirement for a local government, the state director must award a local
84.7government 100 percent of the nonfederal share of the local government's FEMA Public
84.8Assistance Program costs.

84.9    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12.221, is amended by adding a subdivision
84.10to read:
84.11    Subd. 6. Disaster assistance contingency account; appropriation. (a) A disaster
84.12assistance contingency account is created in the special revenue fund in the state treasury.
84.13Money in the disaster assistance contingency account is appropriated to the commissioner
84.14of public safety to provide:
84.15(1) cost-share for federal assistance under section 12A.15, subdivision 1; and
84.16(2) state public disaster assistance to eligible applicants under chapter 12B.
84.17(b) For appropriations under paragraph (a), clause (1), the amount appropriated is
84.18100 percent of any nonfederal share for state agencies and local governments. Money
84.19appropriated under paragraph (a), clause (1), may be used to pay all or a portion of the
84.20nonfederal share for publicly owned capital improvement projects.
84.21(c) For appropriations under paragraph (a), clause (2), the amount appropriated
84.22is the amount required to pay eligible claims under chapter 12B, as certified by the
84.23commissioner of public safety.
84.24(d) By January 15 of each year, the commissioner of management and budget shall
84.25submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives
84.26Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee detailing state disaster
84.27assistance appropriations and expenditures under this subdivision during the previous
84.28calendar year.
84.29(e) The governor's budget proposal submitted to the legislature under section 16A.11
84.30must include recommended appropriations to the disaster assistance contingency account.
84.31The governor's appropriation recommendations must be informed by the commissioner of
84.32public safety's estimate of the amount of money that will be necessary to:
84.33(1) provide 100 percent of the nonfederal share for state agencies and local
84.34governments that will receive federal financial assistance from FEMA during the next
84.35biennium; and
85.1(2) fully pay all eligible claims under chapter 12B.
85.2(f) Notwithstanding section 16A.28:
85.3(1) funds appropriated or transferred to the disaster assistance contingency account
85.4do not lapse but remain in the account until appropriated; and
85.5(2) funds appropriated from the disaster assistance contingency account do not lapse
85.6and are available until expended.

85.7    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
85.8    Subd. 2. Appropriation. "Appropriation" means an appropriation provided in law
85.9specifically to implement this chapter, including but not limited to a statutory appropriation
85.10to provide the required cost-share for federal disaster assistance under section 12.221.

85.11    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
85.12to read:
85.13    Subd. 6. Local government. "Local government" has the meaning given in section
85.1412.03, subdivision 5d.

85.15    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
85.16to read:
85.17    Subd. 7. Nonfederal share. "Nonfederal share" means that portion of total FEMA
85.18Public Assistance Program costs that is no more than 25 percent and is not eligible for
85.19FEMA reimbursement.

85.20    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
85.21    Subd. 3. Nonduplication of federal assistance. State assistance may not duplicate
85.22or supplement eligible FEMA Public Assistance Program assistance. For eligible Public
85.23Assistance Program costs, any state matching cost-share money made available for
85.24that assistance must be disbursed by the Department of Public Safety to a state agency,
85.25local political subdivision, Indian tribe government, or other applicant. State assistance
85.26distributed by a state agency, other than the Department of Public Safety, to a political
85.27subdivision local government or other applicant for disaster costs that are eligible for
85.28FEMA Public Assistance Program assistance constitutes an advance of funds. Such
85.29advances must be repaid to the applicable state agency when the applicant has received
85.30the FEMA Public Assistance Program assistance, and whatever state matching cost-share
85.31 money may be made available for that assistance, from the Department of Public Safety.

86.1    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 12A.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
86.2    Subdivision 1. State match cost-share for federal assistance. State appropriations
86.3may be used for payment of the state match for federal disaster assistance to pay 100
86.4percent of the nonfederal share for state agencies. If authorized in law, state appropriations
86.5may be used to pay all or a portion of the local share of the match for federal funds for
86.6political subdivisions and local governments under section 12.221. An appropriation from
86.7the bond proceeds fund may be used to fund federal match obligations as cost-share for
86.8federal disaster assistance for publicly owned capital improvement projects resulting from
86.9the receipt of federal disaster assistance.

86.10    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.28, is amended by adding a subdivision
86.11to read:
86.12    Subd. 9. Disaster assistance. (a) The commissioner of management and budget
86.13must transfer the unexpended and unencumbered balance of a general fund disaster
86.14assistance appropriation that expires as provided under this section or as otherwise provided
86.15by law to the disaster assistance contingency account in section 12.221, subdivision 6.
86.16(b) Expired disaster assistance transferred to the disaster assistance contingency
86.17account is appropriated as provided under section 12.221, subdivision 6, regardless of the
86.18specific disaster event or purpose for which the expired disaster assistance was originally
86.19appropriated.
86.20(c) The commissioner must report each transfer to the chairs of the house of
86.21representatives Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee.
86.22(d) For the purposes of this subdivision, "disaster assistance appropriation" means
86.23an appropriation from the general fund to provide cost-share required for federal disaster
86.24assistance or to provide other state disaster assistance under chapter 12A or 12B.

86.25    Sec. 11. EFFECTIVE DATE.
86.26This article is effective the day following final enactment.

86.27ARTICLE 8
86.28DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES; ABSENT FEDERAL AID

86.29    Section 1. [12B.10] PUBLIC DISASTER ASSISTANCE; ABSENT FEDERAL
86.30AID.
86.31This chapter establishes a state public assistance program to provide cost-share
86.32assistance to local governments that sustain significant damage on a per capita basis but
87.1are not eligible for federal disaster assistance or corresponding state assistance under
87.2chapter 12A.

87.3    Sec. 2. [12B.15] DEFINITIONS.
87.4    Subdivision 1. Application. The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
87.5    Subd. 2. Applicant. "Applicant" means a local government that applies for state
87.6disaster assistance under this chapter.
87.7    Subd. 3. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.
87.8    Subd. 4. Director. "Director" means the director of the Division of Homeland
87.9Security and Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety.
87.10    Subd. 5. Disaster. "Disaster" means any catastrophe, including but not limited
87.11to a tornado, storm, high water, wind-driven water, tidal wave, earthquake, volcanic
87.12eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, or drought or, regardless of cause, any fire,
87.13flood, or explosion.
87.14    Subd. 6. FEMA. "FEMA" means the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
87.15    Subd. 7. Incident period. "Incident period" means the time interval of a disaster as
87.16delineated by specific start and end dates.
87.17    Subd. 8. Local government. "Local government" has the meaning given in section
87.1812.03, subdivision 5d.

87.19    Sec. 3. [12B.25] ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA; CONSIDERATIONS.
87.20    Subdivision 1. Payment required; eligibility criteria. The director, serving as
87.21the governor's authorized representative, may enter into grant agreements with eligible
87.22applicants to provide state financial assistance made available as a result of a disaster
87.23that satisfies all of the following criteria:
87.24(1) the state or applicable local government declares a disaster or emergency during
87.25the incident period;
87.26(2) damages suffered and eligible costs incurred are the direct result of the disaster;
87.27(3) federal disaster assistance is not available to the applicant because the governor
87.28did not request a presidential declaration of major disaster, the president denied the
87.29governor's request, or the applicant is not eligible for federal disaster assistance because
87.30the state or county did not meet the per capita impact indicator under FEMA's Public
87.31Assistance Program;
87.32(4) the applicant incurred eligible damages that, on a per capita basis, equal or
87.33exceed 50 percent of the countywide per capita impact indicator under FEMA's Public
87.34Assistance Program;
88.1(5) the applicant assumes responsibility for 25 percent of the applicant's total
88.2eligible costs; and
88.3(6) the applicant satisfies all requirements in this chapter.
88.4    Subd. 2. Considerations; other resources available. When evaluating applicant
88.5eligibility under subdivision 1, the director must consider:
88.6(1) the availability of other resources from federal, state, local, private, or other
88.7sources; and
88.8(2) the availability or existence of insurance.

88.9    Sec. 4. [12B.30] ELIGIBLE COSTS.
88.10    Subdivision 1. Eligible costs. Costs eligible for payment under this chapter are
88.11those costs that would be eligible for federal financial assistance under FEMA's Public
88.12Assistance Program.
88.13    Subd. 2. Ineligible costs. Ineligible costs are all costs not included in subdivision
88.141, including but not limited to:
88.15(1) ordinary operating expenses, including salaries and expenses of employees and
88.16public officials that are not directly related to the disaster response;
88.17(2) costs for which payment has been or will be received from any other funding
88.18source;
88.19(3) disaster-related costs that should, in the determination of the director, be covered
88.20and compensated by insurance; and
88.21(4) projects and claims totaling less than the minimum FEMA project threshold.

88.22    Sec. 5. [12B.35] APPLICANT'S SHARE.
88.23An applicant's share of eligible costs incurred must not be less than 25 percent. The
88.24substantiated value of donated materials, equipment, services, and labor may be used as
88.25all or part of the applicant's share of eligible costs, subject to the following:
88.26(1) all items and sources of donation must be indicated on the application and any
88.27supporting documentation submitted to the commissioner;
88.28(2) the rate for calculating the value of donated, nonprofessional labor is the
88.29prevailing federal minimum wage;
88.30(3) the value of donated equipment may not exceed the highway equipment rates
88.31approved by the commissioner of transportation; and
88.32(4) the value of donated materials and professional services must conform to market
88.33rates and be established by invoice.

89.1    Sec. 6. [12B.40] APPLICATION PROCESS.
89.2(a) The director must develop application materials and may update the materials as
89.3needed. Application materials must include instructions and requirements for assistance
89.4under this chapter.
89.5(b) An applicant has 30 days from the end of the incident period or the president's
89.6official denial of the governor's request for a declaration of a major disaster to provide the
89.7director with written notice of intent to apply. The director may deny an application due to
89.8a late notice of intent to apply.
89.9(c) Within 60 days after the end of the incident period or the president's official denial
89.10of the governor's request for a declaration of a major disaster, the applicant must submit a
89.11complete application to the director. A complete application includes the following:
89.12(1) the cause, location of damage, and incident period;
89.13(2) documentation of a local, tribal, county, or state disaster or emergency
89.14declaration in response to the disaster;
89.15(3) a description of damages, an initial damage assessment, and the amount of
89.16eligible costs incurred by the applicant;
89.17(4) a statement or evidence that the applicant has the ability to pay for at least 25
89.18percent of total eligible costs incurred from the disaster; and
89.19(5) a statement or evidence that the local government has incurred damages equal to
89.20or exceeding 50 percent of the federal countywide threshold in effect during the incident
89.21period.
89.22(d) The director must review the application and supporting documentation for
89.23completeness and may return the application with a request for more detailed information.
89.24The director may consult with local public officials to ensure the application reflects the
89.25extent and magnitude of the damage and to reconcile any differences. The application is
89.26not complete until the director receives all requested information.
89.27(e) If the director returns an application with a request for more detailed information
89.28or for correction of deficiencies, the applicant must submit all required information within
89.2930 days of the applicant's receipt of the director's request. The applicant's failure to
89.30provide the requested information in a timely manner without a reasonable explanation
89.31may be cause for denial of the application.
89.32(f) The director has no more than 60 days from the receipt of a complete application
89.33to approve or deny the application, or the application is deemed approved. If the director
89.34denies an application, the director must send a denial letter. If the director approves an
89.35application or the application is automatically deemed approved after 60 days, the director
89.36must notify the applicant of the steps necessary to obtain reimbursement of eligible
90.1costs, including submission of invoices or other documentation substantiating the costs
90.2submitted for reimbursement.

90.3    Sec. 7. [12B.45] CLAIMS PROCESS.
90.4    Subdivision 1. Claims; appeal. (a) An applicant must submit to the director
90.5completed claims for payment of actual and eligible costs on forms provided by the
90.6director. All eligible costs claimed for payment must be documented and consistent with
90.7the eligibility provisions of this chapter.
90.8(b) If the director denies an applicant's claim for payment, the applicant has 30 days
90.9from receipt of the director's determination to appeal in writing to the commissioner. The
90.10appeal must include the applicant's rationale for reversing the director's determination. The
90.11commissioner has 30 days from receipt of the appeal to uphold or modify the director's
90.12determination and formally respond to the applicant. If, within 30 days of receiving
90.13the commissioner's decision, the applicant notifies the commissioner that the applicant
90.14intends to contest the commissioner's decision, the Office of Administrative Hearings shall
90.15conduct a hearing under the contested case provisions of chapter 14.
90.16    Subd. 2. Final inspection. Upon completion of all work by an applicant, the
90.17director may inspect all work claimed by the applicant. The applicant must provide the
90.18director with access to records pertaining to all claimed work and must permit the director
90.19to review all records relating to the work.
90.20    Subd. 3. Closeout. The director must close out an applicant's disaster assistance
90.21application after all of the following occur:
90.22(1) eligible work is complete;
90.23(2) the applicant receives the final amount due or pays any amount owed under
90.24section 12B.50; and
90.25(3) any extant or scheduled audits are complete.
90.26    Subd. 4. Audit. (a) An applicant must account for all funds received under this
90.27chapter in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices. The
90.28applicant must maintain detailed records of expenditures to show that grants received under
90.29this chapter were used for the purpose for which the payment was made. The applicant
90.30must maintain records for five years and make the records available for inspection and
90.31audit by the director or the state auditor. The applicant must keep all financial records for
90.32five years after the final payment, including but not limited to all invoices and canceled
90.33checks or bank statements that support all eligible costs claimed by the applicant.
90.34(b) The director or state auditor may audit all applicant records pertaining to an
90.35application or payment under this chapter.
91.1    Subd. 5. Reporting payments. The director must post on the division Web site a
91.2list of the recipients and amounts of the payments made under this chapter.

91.3    Sec. 8. [12B.50] FUNDING FROM OTHER SOURCES; REPAYMENT
91.4REQUIRED.
91.5If an applicant subsequently recovers eligible costs from another source after
91.6receiving payment under this chapter, the applicant must pay the commissioner an amount
91.7equal to the corresponding state funds received within 30 days. The commissioner must
91.8deposit any repayment in the disaster response contingency account in section 12.221,
91.9subdivision 6.

91.10    Sec. 9. EFFECTIVE DATE.
91.11This article is effective the day following final enactment.

91.12ARTICLE 9
91.13TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS

91.14    Section 1. Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 15, subdivision 12, is amended to read:
91.15
91.16
Subd. 12.Rochester Maintenance Facility
26,430,000
24,937,000
91.17This appropriation is from the bond proceeds
91.18account in the trunk highway fund.
91.19To prepare a site for and design, construct,
91.20furnish, and equip a new maintenance facility
91.21in Rochester.
91.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

91.23    Sec. 2. Laws 2010, chapter 189, section 26, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
91.24    Subd. 4. Trunk highway fund bond proceeds account. To provide the money
91.25appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund, the
91.26commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an
91.27amount up to $32,945,000 $31,452,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
91.28prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52, and by the Minnesota
91.29Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amounts requested by the
91.30commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest and
92.1any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must be credited to the bond proceeds
92.2account in the trunk highway fund.
92.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

92.4    Sec. 3. Laws 2012, chapter 287, article 2, section 1, is amended to read:
92.5    Section 1. ROCHESTER MAINTENANCE FACILITY.
92.6$16,100,000 $17,593,000 is appropriated to the commissioner of transportation
92.7to design, construct, furnish, and equip the maintenance facility in Rochester and
92.8corresponding remodeling of the existing district headquarters building. This appropriation
92.9is from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
92.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

92.11    Sec. 4. Laws 2012, chapter 287, article 2, section 3, is amended to read:
92.12    Sec. 3. TRUNK HIGHWAY FUND BOND PROCEEDS ACCOUNT.
92.13To provide the money appropriated in this article from the bond proceeds account in
92.14the trunk highway fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
92.15bonds of the state in an amount up to $16,120,000 $17,613,000 in the manner, upon the
92.16terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 167.50 to 167.52,
92.17and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, section 11, at the times and in the amounts
92.18requested by the commissioner of transportation. The proceeds of the bonds, except
92.19accrued interest and any premium received from the sale of the bonds, must be credited
92.20to the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.
92.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

92.22    Sec. 5. Laws 2012, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 28, is amended to
92.23read:
92.24    Sec. 28. TRANSFERS, REDUCTIONS, CANCELLATIONS, AND BOND
92.25SALE AUTHORIZATIONS REDUCED.
92.26(a) The remaining balance of the appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special
92.27Session chapter 1, article 1, section 7, for the economic development and housing
92.28challenge program, estimated to be $450,000, is transferred to the general fund.
92.29(b) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
92.30section 5, for Minnesota investment fund grants pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section
92.3112A.07 , is reduced by $1,358,000.
93.1(c) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
93.2section 12, subdivision 2, for disaster enrollment impact aid pursuant to Minnesota
93.3Statutes, section 12A.06, is reduced by $30,000.
93.4(d) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article
93.51, section 12, subdivision 3, for disaster relief facilities grants pursuant to Minnesota
93.6Statutes, section 12A.06, is reduced by $392,000.
93.7(e) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
93.8section 12, subdivision 4, for disaster relief operating grants pursuant to Minnesota
93.9Statutes, section 12A.06, is reduced by $2,000.
93.10(f) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
93.11section 12, subdivision 5, for pupil transportation aid pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,
93.12section 12A.06, is reduced by $5,000.
93.13(g) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 2,
93.14section 5, subdivision 3, for pupil transportation aid pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,
93.15section 12A.06, is reduced by $271,000.
93.16(h) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
93.17section 13, for public health activities pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.08,
93.18is reduced by $103,000.
93.19(i) $1,428,000 $534,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2007, First Special Session
93.20chapter 2, article 1, section 4, subdivision 3, for reconstruction and repair of trunk
93.21highways and trunk highway bridges is canceled. The bond sale authorization in Laws
93.222007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 15, subdivision 2, is reduced
93.23by $1,428,000 $534,000.
93.24(j) $5,680,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2,
93.25article 1, section 4, subdivision 4, as amended by Laws 2008, chapter 289, section 2, for
93.26grants to local governments for capital costs related to rehabilitation and replacement of
93.27local roads and bridges damaged or destroyed by flooding pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,
93.28section 174.50, is canceled. The bond sale authorization in Laws 2007, First Special
93.29Session chapter 2, article 1, section 15, subdivision 3, is reduced by $5,680,000.
93.30(k) $2,133,000 of the appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1,
93.31article 1, section 4, subdivision 3, for local road and bridge rehabilitation and replacement
93.32pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.16, subdivision 3, is canceled. The bond
93.33sale authorization in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 17,
93.34subdivision 2, is reduced by $2,133,000.
94.1(l) The appropriation in Laws 2010, Second Special Session chapter 1, article 1,
94.2section 4, subdivision 2, for state road infrastructure operations and maintenance pursuant
94.3to Minnesota Statutes, section 12A.16, subdivision 1, is reduced by $819,000.
94.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

94.5    Sec. 6. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
94.6
Subd. 2.Multimodal Systems
94.7(a) Aeronautics
94.8
94.9
(1) Airport Development and Assistance
13,648,000
14,648,000
13,648,000
16,648,000
94.10This appropriation is from the state
94.11airports fund and must be spent according
94.12to Minnesota Statutes, section 360.305,
94.13subdivision 4
.
94.14The base appropriation for fiscal years 2016
94.15and 2017 is $14,298,000 for each year.
94.16Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
94.1716A.28, subdivision 6 , this appropriation is
94.18available for five years after appropriation.
94.19If the appropriation for either year is
94.20insufficient, the appropriation for the other
94.21year is available for it.
94.22For the current biennium, the commissioner
94.23of transportation may establish different
94.24local contribution rates for airport projects
94.25than those established in Minnesota Statutes,
94.26section 360.305, subdivision 4.
94.27
(2) Aviation Support and Services
6,386,000
6,386,000
94.28
Appropriations by Fund
94.29
Airports
5,286,000
5,286,000
94.30
Trunk Highway
1,100,000
1,100,000
94.31$65,000 in each year is from the state airports
94.32fund for the Civil Air Patrol.
95.1
95.2
(b) Transit
17,226,000
17,245,000
23,777,000
95.3
Appropriations by Fund
95.4
95.5
General
16,451,000
16,470,000
23,002,000
95.6
Trunk Highway
775,000
775,000
95.7$100,000 in each year is from the general
95.8fund for the administrative expenses of the
95.9Minnesota Council on Transportation Access
95.10under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.285.
95.11$78,000 in each year is from the general
95.12fund for grants to greater Minnesota transit
95.13providers as reimbursement for the costs of
95.14providing fixed route public transit rides free
95.15of charge under Minnesota Statutes, section
95.16174.24, subdivision 7 , for veterans certified
95.17as disabled.
95.18$32,000 in the second year is from the
95.19general fund for allocation to public transit
95.20systems under Minnesota Statutes, section
95.21174.24, in amounts that reflect the respective
95.22foregone fare revenues from transit service
95.23under article 11, section 39.
95.24The base appropriation from the general fund
95.25for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is $17,245,000
95.26in each year.
95.27
(c) Passenger Rail
500,000
500,000
95.28This appropriation is from the general
95.29fund for passenger rail system planning,
95.30alternatives analysis, environmental analysis,
95.31design, and preliminary engineering under
95.32Minnesota Statutes, sections 174.632 to
95.33174.636 .
95.34
95.35
(d) Freight
5,653,000
5,153,000
7,153,000
96.1
Appropriations by Fund
96.2
96.3
General
756,000
256,000
2,256,000
96.4
Trunk Highway
4,897,000
4,897,000
96.5$500,000 in the first year is from the general
96.6fund to pay for the department's share of costs
96.7associated with the cleanup of contaminated
96.8state rail bank property. This appropriation is
96.9available until expended.
96.10$2,000,000 in the second year is from
96.11the general fund for development and
96.12implementation of safety improvements
96.13at highway-rail grade crossings along rail
96.14corridors in which oil or other hazardous
96.15materials are transported. The commissioner
96.16shall identify highway-rail grade crossing
96.17locations and improvements in consultation
96.18with railroads and relevant road authorities.
96.19This is a onetime appropriation and is
96.20available until expended.
96.21
96.22
(e) Safe Routes to School
250,000
250,000
500,000
96.23This appropriation is from the general fund
96.24for non-infrastructure activities in the safe
96.25routes to school program under Minnesota
96.26Statutes, section 174.40, subdivision 7a.
96.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

96.28    Sec. 7. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
96.29
Subd. 3.State Roads
96.30
96.31
(a) Operations and Maintenance
262,395,000
297,395,000
262,395,000
280,395,000
96.32$5,000,000 in each year is for accelerated
96.33replacement of snow plowing equipment.
97.1$10,000,000 in the first year is for expenses
97.2related to pavement repairs necessitated by
97.3the effects of the 2013-2014 winter season.
97.4The base appropriation for operations and
97.5maintenance for fiscal years 2016 and 2017
97.6is $267,395,000 in each year.
97.7
97.8
(b) Program Planning and Delivery
206,795,000
206,720,000
209,840,000
97.9
Appropriations by Fund
97.10
2014
2015
97.11
H.U.T.D.
75,000
0
97.12
97.13
Trunk Highway
206,720,000
206,720,000
209,840,000
97.14The base appropriation for program planning
97.15and delivery for fiscal years 2016 and 2017
97.16is $206,720,000 in each year.
97.17$250,000 in each year is for the department's
97.18administrative costs for creation and
97.19operation of the Joint Program Office for
97.20Economic Development and Alternative
97.21Finance, including costs of hiring a
97.22consultant and preparing required reports.
97.23$130,000 in each year is available for
97.24administrative costs of the targeted group
97.25business program.
97.26$266,000 in each year is available for grants
97.27to metropolitan planning organizations
97.28outside the seven-county metropolitan area.
97.29$75,000 in each year is available for a
97.30transportation research contingent account
97.31to finance research projects that are
97.32reimbursable from the federal government or
97.33from other sources. If the appropriation for
97.34either year is insufficient, the appropriation
97.35for the other year is available for it.
98.1$900,000 in each year is available for
98.2grants for transportation studies outside
98.3the metropolitan area to identify critical
98.4concerns, problems, and issues. These
98.5grants are available: (1) to regional
98.6development commissions; (2) in regions
98.7where no regional development commission
98.8is functioning, to joint powers boards
98.9established under agreement of two or
98.10more political subdivisions in the region to
98.11exercise the planning functions of a regional
98.12development commission; and (3) in regions
98.13where no regional development commission
98.14or joint powers board is functioning, to the
98.15department's district office for that region.
98.16$75,000 in the first year is from the highway
98.17user tax distribution fund to the commissioner
98.18for a grant to the Humphrey School of Public
98.19Affairs at the University of Minnesota for
98.20WorkPlace Telework program congestion
98.21relief efforts consisting of maintenance of
98.22Web site tools and content. This is a onetime
98.23appropriation and is available in the second
98.24year.
98.25$120,000 in the second year is from the trunk
98.26highway fund for the purpose of education
98.27and outreach related to highway work
98.28zone safety initiatives. This is a onetime
98.29appropriation.
98.30
(c) State Road Construction Activity
98.31
98.32
(1) Economic Recovery Funds - Federal
Highway Aid
1,000,000
1,000,000
98.33This appropriation is to complete projects
98.34using funds made available to the
98.35commissioner of transportation under
99.1title XII of the American Recovery and
99.2Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law
99.3111-5, and implemented under Minnesota
99.4Statutes, section 161.36, subdivision 7. The
99.5base appropriation is $1,000,000 in fiscal
99.6year 2016 and $0 in fiscal year 2017.
99.7
99.8
(2) State Road Construction
909,400,000
929,900,000
815,600,000
862,105,000
99.9It is estimated that these appropriations will
99.10be funded as follows:
99.11
Appropriations by Fund
99.12
99.13
Federal Highway
Aid
489,200,000
482,200,000
99.14
99.15
Highway User Taxes
420,200,000
440,700,000
333,400,000
379,905,000
99.16The commissioner of transportation shall
99.17notify the chairs and ranking minority
99.18members of the legislative committees with
99.19jurisdiction over transportation finance of
99.20any significant events that should cause these
99.21estimates to change.
99.22This appropriation is for the actual
99.23construction, reconstruction, and
99.24improvement of trunk highways, including
99.25design-build contracts and consultant usage
99.26to support these activities. This includes the
99.27cost of actual payment to landowners for
99.28lands acquired for highway rights-of-way,
99.29payment to lessees, interest subsidies, and
99.30relocation expenses.
99.31The base appropriation for state road
99.32construction for fiscal years 2016 and 2017
99.33is $645,000,000 $645,505,000 in each year.
99.34$10,000,000 in each year is for the
99.35transportation economic development
99.36program under Minnesota Statutes, section
100.1174.12 . This appropriation is available until
100.2expended.
100.3The commissioner may expend up to one-half
100.4of one percent of the federal appropriations
100.5under this clause as grants to opportunity
100.6industrialization centers and other nonprofit
100.7job training centers for job training programs
100.8related to highway construction.
100.9The commissioner may transfer up to
100.10$15,000,000 each year to the transportation
100.11revolving loan fund.
100.12The commissioner may receive money
100.13covering other shares of the cost of
100.14partnership projects. These receipts are
100.15appropriated to the commissioner for these
100.16projects.
100.17Notwithstanding subdivision 6 and the
100.18restrictions on the use of trunk highway
100.19funds in Minnesota Statutes, section 165.15,
100.20the commissioner may transfer up to
100.21$6,000,000 from the trunk highway fund
100.22under this appropriation to the Stillwater lift
100.23bridge endowment account under Minnesota
100.24Statutes, section 165.15.
100.25$6,500,000 in the first year and $25,000,000
100.26in the second year are for the corridors
100.27of commerce program under Minnesota
100.28Statutes, section 161.088, and may include
100.29right-of-way acquisition for projects included
100.30in the program. The amount appropriated
100.31in the first year is for projects located
100.32outside of a metropolitan county, as defined
100.33in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121,
100.34subdivision 4. The commissioner may
100.35identify projects based on the most recent
101.1selection process or may perform a new
101.2selection. These are onetime appropriations
101.3and are available until expended.
101.4$14,000,000 in the first year and $21,000,000
101.5in the second year are for the specific
101.6improvements to "Old Highway 14"
101.7described in the settlement agreement and
101.8release executed January 7, 2014, between
101.9the state and Steele and Waseca Counties.
101.10These are onetime appropriations and are
101.11available until expended.
101.12$505,000 in the second year is for costs of
101.13implementing highway work zone safety
101.14initiatives. The base appropriation for this
101.15purpose is $505,000 in each of fiscal years
101.162016 and 2017.
101.17
(d) Highway Debt Service
158,417,000
189,821,000
101.18$148,917,000 in the first year and
101.19$180,321,000 in the second year are for
101.20transfer to the state bond fund. If an
101.21appropriation is insufficient to make all
101.22transfers required in the year for which it is
101.23made, the commissioner of management and
101.24budget shall notify the senate Committee
101.25on Finance and the house of representatives
101.26Committee on Ways and Means of the
101.27amount of the deficiency and shall then
101.28transfer that amount under the statutory open
101.29appropriation. Any excess appropriation
101.30cancels to the trunk highway fund.
101.31
(e) Electronic Communications
5,171,000
5,171,000
101.32
Appropriations by Fund
101.33
General
3,000
3,000
101.34
Trunk Highway
5,168,000
5,168,000
102.1The general fund appropriation is to equip
102.2and operate the Roosevelt signal tower for
102.3Lake of the Woods weather broadcasting.
102.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

102.5    Sec. 8. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 3, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
102.6
Subd. 6.Transfers
102.7(a) With the approval of the commissioner of
102.8management and budget, the commissioner
102.9of transportation may transfer unencumbered
102.10balances among the appropriations from the
102.11trunk highway fund and the state airports
102.12fund made in this section. No transfer
102.13may be made from the appropriations for
102.14state road construction or for debt service.
102.15Transfers under this paragraph may not be
102.16made between funds. Transfers under this
102.17paragraph must be reported immediately to
102.18the chairs and ranking minority members of
102.19the legislative committees with jurisdiction
102.20over transportation finance.
102.21(b) The commissioner shall transfer from
102.22the flexible highway account in the county
102.23state-aid highway fund: (1) $5,700,000 in the
102.24first year and $21,000,000 in the second year
102.25to the trunk highway fund; (2) $13,000,000
102.26in the first year to the municipal turnback
102.27account in the municipal state-aid street fund;
102.28(3) $10,000,000 in the second year to the
102.29municipal turnback account in the municipal
102.30state-aid street fund; and (4) the remainder
102.31in each year to the county turnback account
102.32in the county state-aid highway fund. The
102.33funds transferred are for highway turnback
103.1purposes as provided under Minnesota
103.2Statutes, section 161.081, subdivision 3.

103.3    Sec. 9. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 4, is amended to read:
103.4
103.5
Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
107,889,000
$
76,970,000
79,804,000
103.6This appropriation is from the general fund
103.7for transit system operations under Minnesota
103.8Statutes, sections 473.371 to 473.449.
103.9The base appropriation for fiscal years 2016
103.10and 2017 is $76,686,000 $76,626,000 in
103.11each year.
103.12$37,000,000 in the first year is for the
103.13Southwest Corridor light rail transit line
103.14from the Hiawatha light rail transit line in
103.15downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, to be
103.16used for environmental studies, preliminary
103.17engineering, acquisition of real property, or
103.18interests in real property, and design. This
103.19is a onetime appropriation and is available
103.20until expended.
103.21$500,000 in the second year is for transit
103.22shelter improvements under Minnesota
103.23Statutes, section 473.41. This is a onetime
103.24appropriation.
103.25$144,000 in the second year is for foregone
103.26fare revenues from transit service under
103.27article 11, section 39. The Metropolitan
103.28Council shall allocate a portion of the
103.29funds under this appropriation to transit
103.30providers receiving financial assistance under
103.31Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388, based
103.32on respective foregone fare revenues. This is
103.33a onetime appropriation.
104.1$250,000 in the second year is for allocation
104.2to replacement service providers operating
104.3under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388.
104.4This is a onetime appropriation.
104.5$1,000,000 in the second year is for arterial
104.6bus rapid transit development, which
104.7may include, but is not limited to, design,
104.8engineering, construction, capital costs,
104.9technology, equipment, and rolling stock.
104.10This is a onetime appropriation and is
104.11available until expended.
104.12$1,000,000 in the second year is for design
104.13and construction of a bus rapid transit station
104.14on interstate 35W and Lake Street. This is a
104.15onetime appropriation and is available until
104.16expended.

104.17    Sec. 10. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 5, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
104.18
Subd. 2.Administration and Related Services
104.19
(a) Office of Communications
504,000
504,000
104.20
Appropriations by Fund
104.21
General
111,000
111,000
104.22
Trunk Highway
393,000
393,000
104.23
104.24
(b) Public Safety Support
8,439,000
8,439,000
8,499,000
104.25
Appropriations by Fund
104.26
104.27
General
3,467,000
3,467,000
3,527,000
104.28
H.U.T.D.
1,366,000
1,366,000
104.29
Trunk Highway
3,606,000
3,606,000
104.30$380,000 in each year is from the general
104.31fund for payment of public safety officer
104.32survivor benefits under Minnesota Statutes,
104.33section 299A.44. If the appropriation for
105.1either year is insufficient, the appropriation
105.2for the other year is available for it.
105.3$1,367,000 in each year is from the general
105.4fund to be deposited in the public safety
105.5officer's benefit account. This money
105.6is available for reimbursements under
105.7Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.465.
105.8$600,000 in each year is from the general
105.9fund and $100,000 in each year is from the
105.10trunk highway fund for soft body armor
105.11reimbursements under Minnesota Statutes,
105.12section 299A.38.
105.13$792,000 in each year is from the general
105.14fund for transfer by the commissioner of
105.15management and budget to the trunk highway
105.16fund on December 31, 2013, and December
105.1731, 2014, respectively, in order to reimburse
105.18the trunk highway fund for expenses not
105.19related to the fund. These represent amounts
105.20appropriated out of the trunk highway
105.21fund for general fund purposes in the
105.22administration and related services program.
105.23$610,000 in each year is from the highway
105.24user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
105.25commissioner of management and budget
105.26to the trunk highway fund on December 31,
105.272013, and December 31, 2014, respectively,
105.28in order to reimburse the trunk highway
105.29fund for expenses not related to the fund.
105.30These represent amounts appropriated out
105.31of the trunk highway fund for highway
105.32user tax distribution fund purposes in the
105.33administration and related services program.
105.34$716,000 in each year is from the highway
105.35user tax distribution fund for transfer by the
106.1commissioner of management and budget to
106.2the general fund on December 31, 2013, and
106.3December 31, 2014, respectively, in order to
106.4reimburse the general fund for expenses not
106.5related to the fund. These represent amounts
106.6appropriated out of the general fund for
106.7operation of the criminal justice data network
106.8related to driver and motor vehicle licensing.
106.9Before January 15, 2015, the commissioner
106.10of public safety shall review the amounts and
106.11purposes of the transfers under this paragraph
106.12and shall recommend necessary changes to
106.13the legislative committees with jurisdiction
106.14over transportation finance.
106.15$60,000 in the second year is from the
106.16general fund for light rail safety oversight
106.17under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.017.
106.18The base appropriation from the general fund
106.19for this purpose in fiscal years 2016 and 2017
106.20is $60,000 each year.
106.21
(c) Technology and Support Service
3,685,000
3,685,000
106.22
Appropriations by Fund
106.23
General
1,322,000
1,322,000
106.24
H.U.T.D.
19,000
19,000
106.25
Trunk Highway
2,344,000
2,344,000

106.26    Sec. 11. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 5, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
106.27
Subd. 3.State Patrol
106.28
106.29
(a) Patrolling Highways
72,522,000
72,522,000
78,471,000
106.30
Appropriations by Fund
106.31
General
37,000
37,000
106.32
H.U.T.D.
92,000
92,000
106.33
106.34
Trunk Highway
72,393,000
72,393,000
78,342,000
107.1$5,949,000 in the second year is from the
107.2trunk highway fund to recruit, hire, train at
107.3the State Patrol Academy, equip, and provide
107.4salary for 48 troopers.
107.5The base appropriation from the trunk
107.6highway fund is $77,893,000 in each of fiscal
107.7years 2016 and 2017.
107.8
(b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
7,796,000
7,796,000
107.9
107.10
(c) Capitol Security
4,355,000
4,355,000
6,355,000
107.11This appropriation is from the general fund.
107.12$1,250,000 in each year 2014 and $3,250,000
107.13in 2015 and each subsequent year is to
107.14implement the recommendations of the
107.15advisory committee on Capitol Area Security
107.16under Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.04,
107.17including the creation of an emergency
107.18manager position under Minnesota Statutes,
107.19section 299E.01, subdivision 2, and an
107.20increase in the number of State Patrol
107.21troopers and other security officers assigned
107.22to the Capitol complex.
107.23The commissioner may not: (1) spend
107.24any money from the trunk highway fund
107.25for capitol security; or (2) permanently
107.26transfer any state trooper from the patrolling
107.27highways activity to capitol security.
107.28The commissioner may not transfer any
107.29money appropriated to the commissioner
107.30under this section: (1) to capitol security; or
107.31(2) from capitol security.
107.32
(d) Vehicle Crimes Unit
693,000
693,000
107.33This appropriation is from the highway user
107.34tax distribution fund.
108.1This appropriation is to investigate: (1)
108.2registration tax and motor vehicle sales tax
108.3liabilities from individuals and businesses
108.4that currently do not pay all taxes owed;
108.5and (2) illegal or improper activity related
108.6to sale, transfer, titling, and registration of
108.7motor vehicles.

108.8    Sec. 12. Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 1, section 5, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
108.9
Subd. 4.Driver and Vehicle Services
108.10
108.11
(a) Vehicle Services
27,909,000
28,430,000
28,453,000
108.12
Appropriations by Fund
108.13
108.14
Special Revenue
19,673,000
19,771,000
20,217,000
108.15
H.U.T.D.
8,236,000
8,236,000
108.16The special revenue fund appropriation is
108.17from the vehicle services operating account.
108.18$650,000 in each year is from the special
108.19revenue fund for seven additional positions
108.20to enhance customer service related to
108.21vehicle title issuance.
108.22$521,000 in the second year is from
108.23the special revenue fund for the vehicle
108.24services portion of a new telephone
108.25system and is for transfer to the Office of
108.26Enterprise Technology for construction and
108.27development of the system. This is a onetime
108.28appropriation and is available until expended.
108.29$23,000 in the second year is from the special
108.30revenue fund for expenses related to the task
108.31force on motor vehicle insurance coverage
108.32verification. This is a onetime appropriation.
108.33The base appropriation from the special
108.34revenue fund is $27,909,000 $19,673,000
109.1for fiscal year 2016 and $27,909,000
109.2 $19,673,000 for fiscal year 2017.
109.3
109.4
(b) Driver Services
28,749,000
29,162,000
30,001,000
109.5
Appropriations by Fund
109.6
109.7
Special Revenue
28,748,000
29,161,000
30,000,000
109.8
Trunk Highway
1,000
1,000
109.9The special revenue fund appropriation is
109.10from the driver services operating account.
109.11$71,000 in the second year is from the special
109.12revenue fund for one additional position
109.13related to facial recognition.
109.14$279,000 in the second year is from
109.15the special revenue fund for the driver
109.16services portion of a new telephone
109.17system and is for transfer to the Office of
109.18Enterprise Technology for construction and
109.19development of the system. This is a onetime
109.20appropriation and is available until expended.
109.21$37,000 in the first year and $33,000 in the
109.22second year are from the special revenue
109.23fund for one half-time position to assist with
109.24the Novice Driver Improvement Task Force
109.25under Minnesota Statutes, section 171.0701,
109.26subdivision 1a
. The base appropriation for
109.27this position is $6,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
109.28$0 in fiscal year 2017.
109.29$67,000 in the second year is from the
109.30special revenue fund for one new position to
109.31administer changes to the ignition interlock
109.32program. The base appropriation for this
109.33position in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is
109.34$62,000 in each year.
110.1$23,000 in the second year is from the special
110.2revenue fund for expenses related to the task
110.3force on motor vehicle insurance coverage
110.4verification. This is a onetime appropriation.
110.5$816,000 in the second year is from
110.6the special revenue fund for 12 new
110.7positions to implement improved driving
110.8skill examination scheduling. The base
110.9appropriation for these positions is $759,000
110.10in fiscal year 2016 and $774,000 in fiscal
110.11year 2017.
110.12The base appropriation from the special
110.13revenue fund is $28,851,000 $29,609,000
110.14for fiscal year 2016 and $28,845,000
110.15 $29,618,000 for fiscal year 2017.

110.16    Sec. 13. TRANSFER; RAILROAD AND PIPELINE SAFETY.
110.17On or before July 31, 2014, the commissioner of management and budget shall
110.18transfer $1,574,000 from the general fund to the railroad and pipeline safety account in the
110.19special revenue fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.55. This is a onetime transfer.

110.20ARTICLE 10
110.21RAILROAD AND PIPELINE SAFETY

110.22    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115E.01, is amended by adding a
110.23subdivision to read:
110.24    Subd. 6a. Incident commander. "Incident commander" means the official at the
110.25site of a discharge who has the responsibility for operations at the site, as established
110.26following National Incident Management System guidelines.
110.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

110.28    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115E.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
110.29to read:
110.30    Subd. 7a. Listed sensitive area. "Listed sensitive area" means an area or location
110.31listed as an area of special economic or environmental importance in an Area Contingency
111.1Plan or a Sub-Area Contingency Plan prepared under the federal Clean Water Act, United
111.2States Code, title 33, section 1321(j)(4).
111.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

111.4    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115E.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
111.5to read:
111.6    Subd. 11d. Unit train. "Unit train" means a train with more than 25 tanker railcars
111.7carrying oil or hazardous substance cargo.
111.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

111.9    Sec. 4. [115E.042] PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE FOR CERTAIN
111.10RAILROADS.
111.11    Subdivision 1. Application. In addition to the requirements of section 115E.04,
111.12a person who owns or operates railroad car rolling stock transporting a unit train must
111.13comply with this section.
111.14    Subd. 2. Training. (a) Each railroad must offer training to each fire department
111.15having jurisdiction along the route of unit trains. Initial training under this subdivision
111.16must be offered to each fire department by June 30, 2016, and refresher training must be
111.17offered to each fire department at least once every three years thereafter.
111.18(b) The training must address the general hazards of oil and hazardous substances,
111.19techniques to assess hazards to the environment and to the safety of responders and the
111.20public, factors an incident commander must consider in determining whether to attempt to
111.21suppress a fire or to evacuate the public and emergency responders from an area, and other
111.22strategies for initial response by local emergency responders. The training must include
111.23suggested protocol or practices for local responders to safely accomplish these tasks.
111.24    Subd. 3. Coordination. Beginning June 30, 2015, each railroad must communicate
111.25at least annually with each county or city emergency manager, safety representatives of
111.26railroad employees governed by the Railway Labor Act, and a senior fire department
111.27officer of each fire department having jurisdiction along the route of a unit train, to ensure
111.28coordination of emergency response activities between the railroad and local responders.
111.29    Subd. 4. Response capabilities; time limits. (a) Following confirmation of a
111.30discharge, a railroad must deliver and deploy sufficient equipment and trained personnel to
111.31contain and recover discharged oil or hazardous substances and to protect the environment
111.32and public safety.
112.1(b) Within one hour of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must provide a
112.2qualified company employee to advise the incident commander. The employee may be
112.3made available by telephone, and must be authorized to deploy all necessary response
112.4resources of the railroad.
112.5(c) Within three hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must be capable of
112.6delivering monitoring equipment and a trained operator to assist in protection of responder
112.7and public safety. A plan to ensure delivery of monitoring equipment and an operator to a
112.8discharge site must be provided each year to the commissioner of public safety.
112.9(d) Within three hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must provide qualified
112.10personnel at a discharge site to assess the discharge and to advise the incident commander.
112.11(e) A railroad must be capable of deploying containment boom from land across
112.12sewer outfalls, creeks, ditches, and other places where oil or hazardous substances
112.13may drain, in order to contain leaked material before it reaches those resources. The
112.14arrangement to provide containment boom and staff may be made by:
112.15(1) training and caching equipment with local jurisdictions;
112.16(2) training and caching equipment with a fire mutual-aid group;
112.17(3) means of an industry cooperative or mutual-aid group;
112.18(4) deployment of a contractor;
112.19(5) deployment of a response organization under state contract; or
112.20(6) other dependable means acceptable to the Pollution Control Agency.
112.21(f) Each arrangement under paragraph (e) must be confirmed each year. Each
112.22arrangement must be tested by drill at least once every five years.
112.23(g) Within eight hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must be capable of
112.24delivering and deploying containment boom, boats, oil recovery equipment, trained staff,
112.25and all other materials needed to provide:
112.26(1) on-site containment and recovery of a volume of oil equal to ten percent of the
112.27calculated worst case discharge at any location along the route; and
112.28(2) protection of listed sensitive areas and potable water intakes within one mile of
112.29a discharge site and within eight hours of water travel time downstream in any river
112.30or stream that the right-of-way intersects.
112.31(h) Within 60 hours of confirmation of a discharge, a railroad must be capable of
112.32delivering and deploying additional containment boom, boats, oil recovery equipment,
112.33trained staff, and all other materials needed to provide containment and recovery of a
112.34worst case discharge and to protect listed sensitive areas and potable water intakes at any
112.35location along the route.
113.1    Subd. 5. Railroad drills. Each railroad must conduct at least one oil containment,
113.2recovery, and sensitive area protection drill every three years, at a location and time
113.3chosen by the Pollution Control Agency, and attended by safety representatives of railroad
113.4employees governed by the Railway Labor Act.
113.5    Subd. 6. Prevention and response plans. (a) By June 30, 2015, a railroad shall
113.6submit the prevention and response plan required under section 115E.04, as necessary to
113.7comply with the requirements of this section, to the commissioner of the Pollution Control
113.8Agency on a form designated by the commissioner.
113.9(b) By June 30 of every third year following a plan submission under this subdivision,
113.10a railroad must update and resubmit the prevention and response plan to the commissioner.
113.11EFFECTIVE DATE.Subdivisions 1 to 3 and 6 are effective the day following final
113.12enactment. Subdivisions 4 and 5 are effective July 1, 2015.

113.13    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115E.08, is amended by adding a subdivision
113.14to read:
113.15    Subd. 3a. Railroad preparedness; pollution control. The Pollution Control
113.16Agency shall carry out environmental protection activities related to railroad discharge
113.17preparedness. Duties under this subdivision include, but are not limited to:
113.18(1) assisting local emergency managers and fire officials in understanding the
113.19hazards of oil and hazardous substances, as well as general strategies for containment and
113.20environmental protection;
113.21(2) assisting railroads to identify natural resources and sensitive areas, and to devise
113.22strategies to contain and recover oil and hazardous substances from land and waters
113.23along routes;
113.24(3) facilitating cooperation between railroads for mutual aid arrangements that
113.25provide training, staff, and equipment as required by this chapter;
113.26(4) participating in drills and training sessions;
113.27(5) reviewing each railroad's prevention and response plan for compliance with
113.28the requirements of this chapter, and assessing each railroad's readiness to protect the
113.29environment;
113.30(6) conducting inspections and drills as necessary to determine the railroad's
113.31compliance with the requirements of this chapter and ability to protect the environment;
113.32(7) conducting follow-up corrective action directives, orders, and enforcement as
113.33necessary based on a finding of inadequate environmental protection preparedness; and
114.1(8) soliciting involvement and advice concerning preparedness activities and
114.2requirements from safety representatives of railroad employees governed by the Railway
114.3Labor Act.
114.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

114.5    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115E.08, is amended by adding a subdivision
114.6to read:
114.7    Subd. 3b. Railroad and pipeline preparedness; public safety. The commissioner
114.8of public safety shall carry out public safety protection activities related to railroad and
114.9pipeline spill and discharge preparedness. Duties under this subdivision include, but
114.10are not limited to:
114.11(1) assisting local emergency managers and fire officials to understand the hazards
114.12of oil and hazardous substances, as well as general strategies for hazard identification,
114.13initial isolation, and other actions necessary to ensure public safety;
114.14(2) assisting railroads and pipeline companies to develop suggested protocols and
114.15practices for local first responder use in protecting the public's safety;
114.16(3) facilitating cooperation between railroads, pipeline companies, county and city
114.17emergency managers, and other public safety organizations;
114.18(4) participating in major exercises and training sessions;
114.19(5) assisting local units of government to incorporate railroad and pipeline hazard
114.20and response information into local emergency operations plans;
114.21(6) monitoring the public safety-related training and planning requirements of
114.22section 115E.03; and
114.23(7) referring noncompliance with section 115E.03 to the Pollution Control Agency.
114.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

114.25    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.015, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
114.26    Subdivision 1. Position Positions established; duties. (a) The commissioner of
114.27transportation shall establish a position of three state rail safety inspector positions in
114.28the Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations of the Minnesota Department
114.29of Transportation. On or after July 1, 2015, the commissioner may establish a fourth
114.30state rail safety inspector position following consultation with railroad companies.
114.31 The commissioner shall apply to and enter into agreements with the Federal Railroad
114.32Administration (FRA) of the United States Department of Transportation to participate
114.33in the federal State Rail Safety Partnership Participation Program for training and
115.1certification of an inspector under authority of United States Code, title 49, sections 20103,
115.220105, 20106, and 20113, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 212.
115.3    The (b) A state rail safety inspector shall inspect mainline track, secondary track, and
115.4yard and industry track; inspect railroad right-of-way, including adjacent or intersecting
115.5drainage, culverts, bridges, overhead structures, and traffic and other public crossings;
115.6inspect yards and physical plants; review and enforce safety requirements; review
115.7maintenance and repair records; and review railroad security measures.
115.8(c) A state rail safety inspector may perform, but is not limited to, the duties
115.9described in the federal State Rail Safety Participation Program. An inspector may train,
115.10be certified, and participate in any of the federal State Rail Safety Participation Program
115.11disciplines, including: track, signal and train control, motive power and equipment,
115.12operating practices compliance, hazardous materials, and highway-rail grade crossings.
115.13    (d) To the extent delegated by the Federal Railroad Administration and authorized
115.14 by the commissioner, the an inspector may issue citations for violations of this chapter, or
115.15to ensure railroad employee and public safety and welfare.
115.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

115.17    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 219.015, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
115.18    Subd. 2. Railroad company assessment; account; appropriation. (a) As provided
115.19in this subdivision, the commissioner shall annually assess railroad companies that are
115.20(1) defined as common carriers under section 218.011,; (2) classified by federal law or
115.21regulation as Class I Railroads, or Class I Rail Carriers, Class II Railroads, or Class II
115.22Carriers; and (3) operating in this state,.
115.23    (b) The assessment must be by a division of state rail safety inspector program costs
115.24in equal proportion between carriers based on route miles operated in Minnesota, assessed
115.25in equal amounts for 365 days of the calendar year. The commissioner shall assess all
115.26start-up or re-establishment costs, and all related costs of initiating the state rail safety
115.27inspector program beginning July 1, 2008. The, and ongoing state rail inspector duties
115.28must begin and be assessed on January 1, 2009.
115.29    (c) The assessments must be deposited in a special account in the special revenue
115.30fund, to be known as the state rail safety inspection account. Money in the account is
115.31appropriated to the commissioner and may be expended to cover the costs incurred for the
115.32establishment and ongoing responsibilities of the state rail safety inspector program.
115.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

116.1    Sec. 9. [299A.55] RAILROAD AND PIPELINE SAFETY; OIL AND OTHER
116.2HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.
116.3    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
116.4have the meanings given them.
116.5(b) "Applicable rail carrier" means a railroad company that is subject to an
116.6assessment under section 219.015, subdivision 2.
116.7(c) "Hazardous substance" has the meaning given in section 115B.02, subdivision 8.
116.8(d) "Oil" has the meaning given in section 115E.01, subdivision 8.
116.9(e) "Pipeline company" means any individual, partnership, association, or public
116.10or private corporation who owns and operates pipeline facilities and is required to show
116.11specific preparedness under section 115E.03, subdivision 2.
116.12    Subd. 2. Railroad and pipeline safety account. (a) A railroad and pipeline safety
116.13account is created in the special revenue fund. The account consists of funds collected
116.14under subdivision 4 and funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise provided to the
116.15account.
116.16    (b) $104,000 is annually appropriated from the railroad and pipeline safety account
116.17to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency for environmental protection
116.18activities related to railroad discharge preparedness under chapter 115E.
116.19(c) Following the appropriation in paragraph (b), the remaining money in the
116.20account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety for the purposes
116.21specified in subdivision 3.
116.22    Subd. 3. Allocation of funds. (a) Subject to funding appropriated for this
116.23subdivision, the commissioner shall provide funds for training and response preparedness
116.24related to (1) derailments, discharge incidents, or spills involving trains carrying oil or
116.25other hazardous substances, and (2) pipeline discharge incidents or spills involving oil
116.26or other hazardous substances.
116.27(b) The commissioner shall allocate available funds as follows:
116.28(1) $100,000 annually for emergency response teams; and
116.29(2) the remaining amount to the Board of Firefighter Training and Education under
116.30section 299N.02 and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
116.31(c) Prior to making allocations under paragraph (b), the commissioner shall consult
116.32with the Fire Service Advisory Committee under section 299F.012, subdivision 2.
116.33(d) The commissioner and the entities identified in paragraph (b), clause (2), shall
116.34prioritize uses of funds based on:
116.35(1) firefighter training needs;
116.36(2) community risk from discharge incidents or spills;
117.1(3) geographic balance; and
117.2(4) recommendations of the Fire Service Advisory Committee.
117.3(e) The following are permissible uses of funds provided under this subdivision:
117.4(1) training costs, which may include, but are not limited to, training curriculum,
117.5trainers, trainee overtime salary, other personnel overtime salary, and tuition;
117.6(2) costs of gear and equipment related to hazardous materials readiness, response,
117.7and management, which may include, but are not limited to, original purchase,
117.8maintenance, and replacement;
117.9(3) supplies related to the uses under clauses (1) and (2); and
117.10(4) emergency preparedness planning and coordination.
117.11(f) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), clause (2), from funds in the railroad and pipeline
117.12safety account provided for the purposes under this subdivision, the commissioner may
117.13retain a balance in the account for budgeting in subsequent fiscal years.
117.14    Subd. 4. Assessments. (a) The commissioner of public safety shall annually assess
117.15$2,500,000 to railroad and pipeline companies based on the formula specified in paragraph
117.16(b). The commissioner shall deposit funds collected under this subdivision in the railroad
117.17and pipeline safety account under subdivision 2.
117.18(b) The assessment for each railroad is 50 percent of the total annual assessment
117.19amount, divided in equal proportion between applicable rail carriers based on route miles
117.20operated in Minnesota. The assessment for each pipeline company is 50 percent of the
117.21total annual assessment amount, divided in equal proportion between companies based
117.22on the yearly aggregate gallons of oil and hazardous substance transported by pipeline
117.23in Minnesota.
117.24(c) The assessments under this subdivision expire July 1, 2017.

117.25    Sec. 10. IMPROVEMENTS STUDY ON GRADE CROSSINGS AND
117.26RAIL SAFETY FOR OIL AND OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
117.27TRANSPORTATION.
117.28(a) The commissioner of transportation shall conduct a study on highway-rail grade
117.29crossing improvement for oil and other hazardous materials transported by rail, and on
117.30rail safety. At a minimum, the study must:
117.31(1) provide information that assists in risk management associated with
117.32transportation of oil and other hazardous materials by rail;
117.33(2) develop criteria to prioritize needs and improvements at highway-rail grade
117.34crossings;
118.1(3) consider alternatives for safety improvements, including but not limited to active
118.2warning devices such as gates and signals, closings, and grade separation;
118.3(4) provide findings and recommendations that serve to direct accelerated
118.4investments in highway-rail grade crossing safety improvements; and
118.5(5) analyze state inspection activities and staffing for track and hazardous materials
118.6under Minnesota Statutes, section 219.015.
118.7(b) The commissioner shall submit an interim update on the study by August 31,
118.82014, and a final report by October 31, 2014, to the chairs and ranking minority members
118.9of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance.
118.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

118.11    Sec. 11. REPORTS ON INCIDENT PREPAREDNESS FOR OIL
118.12TRANSPORTATION.
118.13    Subdivision 1. Report on response preparedness. By January 15, 2015, the
118.14commissioner of public safety shall submit a report on emergency response preparedness
118.15in the public and private sectors for incidents involving transportation of oil to the chairs
118.16and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
118.17transportation and public safety policy and finance. At a minimum, the report must:
118.18(1) summarize the preparedness and emergency response framework in the state;
118.19(2) provide an assessment of costs and needs of fire departments and other
118.20emergency first responders for training and equipment to respond to discharge or spill
118.21incidents involving transportation of oil;
118.22(3) develop a comprehensive public and private response capacity inventory that,
118.23to the extent feasible, includes statewide identification of major emergency response
118.24equipment, equipment staging locations, mutual aid agreements, and capacities across
118.25industries involved in transportation and storage of oil;
118.26(4) provide information and analysis that forms the basis for allocation of funds
118.27under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.55;
118.28(5) develop benchmarks or assessment criteria for the evaluation under subdivision 2;
118.29(6) assist in long-range oil transportation incident preparedness planning; and
118.30(7) make recommendations for any legislative changes.
118.31    Subd. 2. Evaluation of response preparedness and funding. By January 15,
118.322017, the commissioner of public safety shall submit an evaluation of safety preparedness
118.33and funding related to incidents involving transportation of oil to the chairs and ranking
118.34minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation and
118.35public safety policy and finance. At a minimum, the evaluation must:
119.1(1) provide an update to the report under subdivision 1 that identifies notable
119.2changes and provides updated information as appropriate;
119.3(2) evaluate the effectiveness of training and response preparedness activities under
119.4Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.55, using the criteria established under subdivision
119.51, clause (5);
119.6(3) identify current sources of funds, funding levels, and any unfunded needs for
119.7preparedness activities;
119.8(4) analyze equity in the distribution of funding sources for preparedness activities,
119.9which must include but is not limited to (i) examination of the public-private partnership
119.10financing model, and (ii) review of balance across industries involved in storage and
119.11distribution of oil; and
119.12(5) make recommendations for any programmatic or legislative changes.
119.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

119.14ARTICLE 11
119.15TRANSPORTATION FINANCE PROVISIONS

119.16    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.14, is amended by adding a
119.17subdivision to read:
119.18    Subd. 78. Trooper Glen Skalman Memorial Highway. That segment of signed
119.19U.S. Highway 61 from the intersection with signed U.S. Highway 8 in Forest Lake to
119.20the intersection with 260th Street in Wyoming is designated as "Trooper Glen Skalman
119.21Memorial Highway." Subject to section 161.139, the commissioner shall adopt a suitable
119.22design to mark this highway and erect appropriate signs in the vicinity of the location
119.23where Trooper Skalman died.
119.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

119.25    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 165.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
119.26    Subd. 2. Use of funds. (a) Income derived from the investment of principal in the
119.27account may be used by the commissioner of transportation for operations and routine
119.28maintenance of the Stillwater lift bridge, including bridge safety inspections and reactive
119.29repairs. No money from this account may be used for any purposes except those described
119.30in this section, and no money from this account may be transferred to any other account
119.31in the state treasury without specific legislative authorization. Any money transferred
119.32from the trunk highway fund may only be used for trunk highway purposes. For the
119.33purposes of this section:
120.1(1) "Income" is the amount of interest on debt securities and dividends on equity
120.2securities. Any gains or losses from the sale of securities must be added to the principal
120.3of the account.
120.4(2) "Routine maintenance" means activities that are predictable and repetitive, but
120.5not activities that would constitute major repairs or rehabilitation.
120.6(b) Investment management fees incurred by the State Board of Investment are
120.7eligible expenses for reimbursement from the account.
120.8(c) The commissioner of transportation has authority to approve or deny expenditures
120.9of funds in the account.

120.10    Sec. 3. [168.1299] MINNESOTA GOLF PLATES.
120.11    Subdivision 1. Issuance. Notwithstanding section 168.1293, the commissioner shall
120.12issue special Minnesota golf plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:
120.13(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, one-ton pickup truck,
120.14motorcycle, or recreational vehicle;
120.15(2) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this chapter;
120.16(3) contributes a minimum of $30 annually after January 1, 2017, to the Minnesota
120.17Section PGA Foundation account; and
120.18(4) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles
120.19and licensing of drivers.
120.20    Subd. 2. Design. After consultation with the Minnesota Section PGA and the
120.21Minnesota Golf Association, the commissioner shall design the special plate.
120.22    Subd. 3. Plates transfer. On payment of a fee of $5, plates issued under this section
120.23may be transferred to another passenger automobile, one-ton pickup truck, motorcycle,
120.24or other recreational vehicle registered to the individual to whom the special plates were
120.25issued.
120.26    Subd. 4. Fees. Fees collected under subdivision 1, clause (2), and subdivision 3 are
120.27credited to the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund.
120.28    Subd. 5. Contributions. Contributions collected under subdivision 1, clause (3),
120.29are credited first to the commissioner of public safety for the cost of administering the
120.30Minnesota Section PGA Foundation account, which is established in the special revenue
120.31fund. After the commissioner's administration costs are paid each year, remaining
120.32contributions are credited to the Minnesota Section PGA Foundation account. Money in
120.33the account is appropriated to the commissioner of public safety for distribution to the
120.34Minnesota Section PGA Foundation, to be used to enhance and promote the game of
120.35golf throughout Minnesota.
121.1EFFECTIVE DATE.Subdivisions 1 to 4 are effective January 1, 2015, for special
121.2Minnesota golf plates issued on or after that date. Subdivision 5 is effective January 1, 2017.

121.3    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.011, is amended by adding a subdivision
121.4to read:
121.5    Subd. 95. Work zone. "Work zone" means a segment of street or highway for which:
121.6(1) a road authority or its agent is constructing, reconstructing, or maintaining the
121.7physical structure of the roadway, which may include, but is not limited to, shoulders,
121.8features adjacent to the roadway, and utilities and highway appurtenances, whether
121.9underground or overhead; and
121.10(2) any of the following applies:
121.11(i) official traffic-control devices that indicate the segment of street or highway under
121.12construction, reconstruction, or maintenance, are erected;
121.13(ii) one or more lanes of traffic are closed;
121.14(iii) a flagger under section 169.06, subdivision 4a, is present;
121.15(iv) a construction zone speed limit under section 169.14, subdivision 4, is
121.16established; or
121.17(v) a workers present speed limit under section 169.14, subdivision 5d, is in effect.
121.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014.

121.19    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.06, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
121.20    Subd. 4. Obedience to traffic-control signal or flagger authorized persons;
121.21presumptions. (a) The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official
121.22traffic-control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this
121.23chapter, unless otherwise directed by a police officer or by a flagger authorized under this
121.24subdivision, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency
121.25vehicle in this chapter.
121.26(b) No provision of this chapter for which official traffic-control devices are required
121.27shall be enforced against an alleged violator if at the time and place of the alleged
121.28violation an official device is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by
121.29an ordinarily observant person. Whenever a particular section does not state that official
121.30traffic-control devices are required, such section shall be effective even though no devices
121.31are erected or in place.
121.32(c) Whenever official traffic-control devices are placed in position approximately
121.33conforming to the requirements of this chapter, such devices shall be presumed to have
122.1been so placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority, unless the contrary
122.2shall be established by competent evidence.
122.3(d) Any official traffic-control device placed pursuant to the provisions of this
122.4chapter and purporting to conform to the lawful requirements pertaining to such devices
122.5shall be presumed to comply with the requirements of this chapter, unless the contrary
122.6shall be established by competent evidence.
122.7(e) A flagger in a designated work zone may stop vehicles and hold vehicles in place
122.8until it is safe for the vehicles to proceed. A person operating a motor vehicle that has
122.9been stopped by a flagger in a designated work zone may proceed after stopping only on
122.10instruction by the flagger.
122.11(f) An overdimensional load escort driver with a certificate issued under section
122.12299D.085 , while acting as a flagger escorting a legal overdimensional load, may stop
122.13vehicles and hold vehicles in place until it is safe for the vehicles to proceed. A person
122.14operating a motor vehicle that has been stopped by an escort driver acting as a flagger may
122.15proceed only on instruction by the flagger or a police officer.
122.16(g) (f) A person may stop and hold vehicles in place until it is safe for the vehicles to
122.17proceed, if the person: (1) holds a motorcycle road guard certificate issued under section
122.18171.60 ; (2) meets the safety and equipment standards for operating under the certificate;
122.19(3) is acting as a flagger escorting a motorcycle group ride; (4) has notified each statutory
122.20or home rule charter city through which the motorcycle group is proceeding; and (5)
122.21has obtained consent from the chief of police, or the chief's designee, of any city of the
122.22first class through which the group is proceeding. A flagger operating as provided under
122.23this paragraph may direct operators of motorcycles within a motorcycle group ride or
122.24other vehicle traffic, notwithstanding any contrary indication of a traffic-control device,
122.25including stop signs or traffic-control signals. A person operating a vehicle that has been
122.26stopped by a flagger under this paragraph may proceed only on instruction by the flagger
122.27or a police officer.
122.28EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014.

122.29    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.06, is amended by adding a subdivision
122.30to read:
122.31    Subd. 4a. Obedience to work zone flagger; violation, penalty. (a) A flagger in a
122.32work zone may stop vehicles and hold vehicles in place until it is safe for the vehicles to
122.33proceed. A person operating a motor vehicle that has been stopped by a flagger in a work
122.34zone may proceed after stopping only on instruction by the flagger or a police officer.
123.1(b) A person convicted of operating a motor vehicle in violation of a speed limit
123.2in a work zone, or any other provision of this section while in a work zone, shall be
123.3required to pay a fine of $300. This fine is in addition to the surcharge under section
123.4357.021, subdivision 6.
123.5(c) If a motor vehicle is operated in violation of paragraph (a), the owner of the
123.6vehicle, or for a leased motor vehicle the lessee of the vehicle, is guilty of a petty
123.7misdemeanor and is subject to a fine as provided in paragraph (b). The owner or lessee may
123.8not be fined under this paragraph if (1) another person is convicted for that violation, or (2)
123.9the motor vehicle was stolen at the time of the violation. This paragraph does not apply to a
123.10lessor of a motor vehicle if the lessor keeps a record of the name and address of the lessee.
123.11(d) Paragraph (c) does not prohibit or limit the prosecution of a motor vehicle
123.12operator for violating paragraph (a).
123.13(e) A violation under paragraph (c) does not constitute grounds for revocation or
123.14suspension of a driver's license.
123.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014, and applies to
123.16violations committed on or after that date.

123.17    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.14, subdivision 5d, is amended to read:
123.18    Subd. 5d. Speed zoning limit in work zone; surcharge when workers present.
123.19(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 2 and subject to subdivision 3, the speed limit on a
123.20road having an established speed limit of 50 miles per hour or greater is adjusted to 45
123.21miles per hour in a work zone when (1) at least one lane or portion of a lane of traffic is
123.22closed in either direction, and (2) workers are present. A speed in excess of the adjusted
123.23speed limit is unlawful.
123.24(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a segment of road in which:
123.25(1) positive barriers are placed between workers and the traveled portion of the
123.26highway;
123.27(2) the work zone is in place for less than 24 hours;
123.28(3) a different speed limit for the work zone is determined by the road authority
123.29following an engineering and traffic investigation and based on accepted engineering
123.30practice; or
123.31(4) a different speed limit for the work zone is established by the road authority
123.32under paragraph (c).
123.33(c) The commissioner, on trunk highways and temporary trunk highways, and
123.34local authorities, on streets and highways under their jurisdiction, may authorize the use
123.35of reduced maximum speed limits in highway work zones. The commissioner or local
124.1authority is not required to conduct when workers are present, without an engineering and
124.2traffic investigation before authorizing a reduced speed limit in a highway work zone
124.3 required. The work zone speed limit must not reduce the speed limit on the affected
124.4street or highway by more than:
124.5(b) The minimum highway work zone speed limit is 20 miles per hour. The work
124.6zone speed limit must not reduce the established speed limit on the affected street or
124.7highway by more than 15 miles per hour, except that the highway work zone speed limit
124.8must not exceed 40 miles per hour. The commissioner or local authority shall post the limits
124.9of the work zone. Highway work zone speed limits are effective on erection of appropriate
124.10regulatory speed limit signs. The signs must be removed or covered when they are not
124.11required. A speed greater than the posted highway work zone speed limit is unlawful.
124.12(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), on divided highways the commissioner or local
124.13authority may establish a highway work zone speed limit that does not exceed 55 miles
124.14per hour.
124.15(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), on two-lane highways having one lane for
124.16each direction of travel with a posted speed limit of 60 miles per hour or greater, the
124.17commissioner or local authority may establish a highway work zone speed limit that
124.18does not exceed 40 miles per hour.
124.19(e) For purposes of this subdivision, "highway work zone" means a segment of
124.20highway or street where a road authority or its agent is constructing, reconstructing, or
124.21maintaining the physical structure of the roadway, its shoulders, or features adjacent to
124.22the roadway, including underground and overhead utilities and highway appurtenances,
124.23when workers are present.
124.24(f) Notwithstanding section 609.0331 or 609.101 or other law to the contrary, a person
124.25who violates a speed limit established under this subdivision, or who violates any other
124.26provision of this section while in a highway work zone, is assessed an additional surcharge
124.27equal to the amount of the fine imposed for the speed violation, but not less than $25.
124.28(1) 20 miles per hour on a street or highway having an established speed limit of
124.2955 miles per hour or greater; and
124.30(2) 15 miles per hour on a street or highway having an established speed limit of
124.3150 miles per hour or less.
124.32(d) A work zone speed limit under paragraph (c) is effective on erection of
124.33appropriate regulatory speed limit signs. The signs must be removed or covered when
124.34they are not required. A speed in excess of the posted work zone speed limit is unlawful.
124.35(e) For any speed limit under this subdivision, a road authority shall erect signs
124.36identifying the speed limit and indicating the beginning and end of the speed limit zone.
125.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014, and applies to
125.2violations committed on or after that date.

125.3    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
125.4to read:
125.5    Subd. 6a. Work zone speed limit violations. A person convicted of operating a
125.6motor vehicle in violation of a speed limit in a work zone, or any other provision of
125.7this section while in a work zone, shall be required to pay a fine of $300. This fine is in
125.8addition to the surcharge under section 357.021, subdivision 6.
125.9EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2014, and applies to
125.10violations committed on or after that date.

125.11    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.305, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
125.12    Subdivision 1. Entrance and exit; crossover; use regulations; signs; rules. (a) No
125.13person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled-access highway except at such
125.14entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
125.15(b) When special crossovers between the main roadways of a controlled-access
125.16highway are provided for emergency vehicles or maintenance equipment and such
125.17crossovers are signed to prohibit "U" turns, it shall be unlawful for any vehicle, except
125.18an emergency vehicle, maintenance equipment, or construction equipment including
125.19contractor's and state-owned equipment when operating within a marked construction
125.20zone, or a vehicle operated by a commercial vehicle inspector of the Department of Public
125.21Safety, to use such crossover. Vehicles owned and operated by elderly and needy persons
125.22under contract with the commissioner of transportation pursuant to section 160.282 for
125.23maintenance services on highway rest stop and tourist centers outside the seven-county
125.24metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, may also use these crossovers while those
125.25persons are proceeding to or from work in the rest area or tourist center if authorized by the
125.26commissioner, and the vehicle carries on its roof a distinctive flag designed and issued by
125.27the commissioner. For the purposes of this clause "emergency vehicle" includes a tow truck
125.28or towing vehicle if it is on the way to the location of an accident or a disabled vehicle.
125.29(c) The commissioner of transportation may by order, and any public authority may
125.30by ordinance, with respect to any controlled-access highway under their jurisdictions
125.31prohibit or regulate the use of any such highway by pedestrians, bicycles, or other
125.32nonmotorized traffic, or by motorized bicycles, or by any class or kind of traffic which is
125.33found to be incompatible with the normal and safe flow of traffic.
126.1(d) The commissioner of transportation or the public authority adopting any such
126.2prohibitory rules shall erect and maintain official signs on the controlled-access highway
126.3on which such rules are applicable and when so erected no person shall disobey the
126.4restrictions stated on such signs.

126.5    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.826, is amended by adding a subdivision
126.6to read:
126.7    Subd. 7. Expiration date. Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration
126.8date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the
126.9permitted vehicle's registration.
126.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
126.11to permits issued on and after that date.

126.12    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.8261, is amended by adding a
126.13subdivision to read:
126.14    Subd. 3. Expiration date. Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration
126.15date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the
126.16permitted vehicle's registration.
126.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
126.18to permits issued on and after that date.

126.19    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.86, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
126.20    Subd. 5. Fees; proceeds deposited; appropriation. The commissioner, with
126.21respect to highways under the commissioner's jurisdiction, may charge a fee for each
126.22permit issued. The fee for an annual permit that expires by law on the date of the
126.23vehicle registration expiration must be based on the proportion of the year that remains
126.24until the expiration date. Unless otherwise specified, all fees for permits issued by the
126.25commissioner of transportation must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to
126.26the trunk highway fund. Except for those annual permits for which the permit fees are
126.27specified elsewhere in this chapter, the fees are:
126.28    (a) $15 for each single trip permit.
126.29    (b) $36 for each job permit. A job permit may be issued for like loads carried on
126.30a specific route for a period not to exceed two months. "Like loads" means loads of the
126.31same product, weight, and dimension.
127.1    (c) $60 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 consecutive
127.2months. Annual permits may be issued for:
127.3    (1) motor vehicles used to alleviate a temporary crisis adversely affecting the safety
127.4or well-being of the public;
127.5    (2) motor vehicles that travel on interstate highways and carry loads authorized
127.6under subdivision 1a;
127.7    (3) motor vehicles operating with gross weights authorized under section 169.826,
127.8subdivision 1a
;
127.9    (4) special pulpwood vehicles described in section 169.863;
127.10    (5) motor vehicles bearing snowplow blades not exceeding ten feet in width;
127.11    (6) noncommercial transportation of a boat by the owner or user of the boat;
127.12    (7) motor vehicles carrying bales of agricultural products authorized under section
127.13169.862 ; and
127.14(8) special milk-hauling vehicles authorized under section 169.867.
127.15    (d) $120 for an oversize annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12
127.16consecutive months. Annual permits may be issued for:
127.17    (1) mobile cranes;
127.18    (2) construction equipment, machinery, and supplies;
127.19    (3) manufactured homes and manufactured storage buildings;
127.20    (4) implements of husbandry;
127.21    (5) double-deck buses;
127.22    (6) commercial boat hauling and transporting waterfront structures, including, but
127.23not limited to, portable boat docks and boat lifts;
127.24    (7) three-vehicle combinations consisting of two empty, newly manufactured trailers
127.25for cargo, horses, or livestock, not to exceed 28-1/2 feet per trailer; provided, however,
127.26the permit allows the vehicles to be moved from a trailer manufacturer to a trailer dealer
127.27only while operating on twin-trailer routes designated under section 169.81, subdivision 3,
127.28paragraph (c); and
127.29(8) vehicles operating on that portion of marked Trunk Highway 36 described in
127.30section 169.81, subdivision 3, paragraph (e).
127.31    (e) For vehicles that have axle weights exceeding the weight limitations of sections
127.32169.823 to 169.829, an additional cost added to the fees listed above. However, this
127.33paragraph applies to any vehicle described in section 168.013, subdivision 3, paragraph
127.34(b), but only when the vehicle exceeds its gross weight allowance set forth in that
127.35paragraph, and then the additional cost is for all weight, including the allowance weight,
127.36in excess of the permitted maximum axle weight. The additional cost is equal to the
128.1product of the distance traveled times the sum of the overweight axle group cost factors
128.2shown in the following chart:
128.3
Overweight Axle Group Cost Factors
128.4
Weight (pounds)
Cost Per Mile For Each Group Of:
128.5
128.6
128.7
128.8
128.9
exceeding weight
limitations on axles
Two
consecutive
axles spaced
within 8 feet
or less
Three
consecutive
axles spaced
within 9 feet
or less
Four consecutive
axles spaced within
14 feet or less
128.10
0-2,000
.12
.05
.04
128.11
2,001-4,000
.14
.06
.05
128.12
4,001-6,000
.18
.07
.06
128.13
6,001-8,000
.21
.09
.07
128.14
8,001-10,000
.26
.10
.08
128.15
10,001-12,000
.30
.12
.09
128.16
128.17
12,001-14,000
Not
permitted
.14
.11
128.18
128.19
14,001-16,000
Not
permitted
.17
.12
128.20
128.21
16,001-18,000
Not
permitted
.19
.15
128.22
128.23
18,001-20,000
Not
permitted
Not
permitted
.16
128.24
128.25
20,001-22,000
Not
permitted
Not
permitted
.20
128.26The amounts added are rounded to the nearest cent for each axle or axle group. The
128.27additional cost does not apply to paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (3).
128.28For a vehicle found to exceed the appropriate maximum permitted weight, a cost-per-mile
128.29fee of 22 cents per ton, or fraction of a ton, over the permitted maximum weight is imposed
128.30in addition to the normal permit fee. Miles must be calculated based on the distance
128.31already traveled in the state plus the distance from the point of detection to a transportation
128.32loading site or unloading site within the state or to the point of exit from the state.
128.33    (f) As an alternative to paragraph (e), an annual permit may be issued for overweight,
128.34or oversize and overweight, mobile cranes; construction equipment, machinery, and
128.35supplies; implements of husbandry; and commercial boat hauling. The fees for the permit
128.36are as follows:
128.37
Gross Weight (pounds) of Vehicle
Annual Permit Fee
128.38
90,000
or less
$200
128.39
90,001
- 100,000
$300
128.40
100,001
- 110,000
$400
128.41
110,001
- 120,000
$500
128.42
120,001
- 130,000
$600
128.43
130,001
- 140,000
$700
129.1
140,001
- 145,000
$800
129.2
145,001
- 155,000
$900
129.3If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 155,000 pounds the permit fee is determined
129.4under paragraph (e).
129.5    (g) For vehicles which exceed the width limitations set forth in section 169.80 by
129.6more than 72 inches, an additional cost equal to $120 added to the amount in paragraph (a)
129.7when the permit is issued while seasonal load restrictions pursuant to section 169.87 are
129.8in effect.
129.9    (h) $85 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not to exceed 12 months, for
129.10refuse-compactor vehicles that carry a gross weight of not more than: 22,000 pounds on
129.11a single rear axle; 38,000 pounds on a tandem rear axle; or, subject to section 169.828,
129.12subdivision 2
, 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear axle. A permit issued for up to 46,000 pounds
129.13on a tridem rear axle must limit the gross vehicle weight to not more than 62,000 pounds.
129.14    (i) $300 for a motor vehicle described in section 169.8261. The fee under this
129.15paragraph must be deposited as follows:
129.16    (1) the first $50,000 in each fiscal year must be deposited in the trunk highway fund for
129.17costs related to administering the permit program and inspecting and posting bridges; and
129.18    (2) all remaining money in each fiscal year must be deposited in the bridge
129.19inspection and signing account as provided under subdivision 5b.
129.20    (j) Beginning August 1, 2006, $200 for an annual permit for a vehicle operating
129.21under authority of section 169.824, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2).
129.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
129.23to permits issued on and after that date.

129.24    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.863, is amended by adding a subdivision
129.25to read:
129.26    Subd. 3. Expiration date. Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration
129.27date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the
129.28permitted vehicle's registration.
129.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
129.30to permits issued on and after that date.

129.31    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
130.1    Subdivision 1. Six-axle vehicles. (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
130.2authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six or more axles to haul raw
130.3or unprocessed agricultural products and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
130.4    (1) 90,000 pounds; and
130.5    (2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
130.6subdivision 1
.
130.7    (b) Notwithstanding subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), a vehicle or
130.8combination of vehicles operated under this subdivision and transporting only sealed
130.9intermodal containers may be operated on an interstate highway if allowed by the United
130.10States Department of Transportation.
130.11    (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300, or a proportional
130.12amount as provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5.
130.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
130.14to permits issued on and after that date.

130.15    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
130.16    Subd. 2. Seven-axle vehicles. (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
130.17authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven or more axles to
130.18haul raw or unprocessed agricultural products and be operated with a gross vehicle weight
130.19of up to:
130.20    (1) 97,000 pounds; and
130.21    (2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
130.22subdivision 1
.
130.23    (b) Drivers of vehicles operating under this subdivision must comply with driver
130.24qualification requirements adopted under section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5, and Code
130.25of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 40 and 382.
130.26    (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $500, or a proportional
130.27amount as provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5.
130.28EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
130.29to permits issued on and after that date.

130.30    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, is amended by adding a subdivision
130.31to read:
131.1    Subd. 5. Expiration date. Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration
131.2date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the
131.3permitted vehicle's registration.
131.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
131.5to permits issued on and after that date.

131.6    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.866, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
131.7    Subd. 3. Permit fee; appropriation. Vehicle permits issued under subdivision 1
131.8must be annual permits. The fee is $850 for each vehicle, or a proportional amount as
131.9provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5, and must be deposited in the trunk highway
131.10fund. An amount sufficient to administer the permit program is appropriated from the
131.11trunk highway fund to the commissioner for the costs of administering the permit program.
131.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
131.13to permits issued on and after that date.

131.14    Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.866, is amended by adding a subdivision
131.15to read:
131.16    Subd. 4. Expiration date. Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration
131.17date for a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the
131.18permitted vehicle's registration.
131.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective November 30, 2016, and applies
131.20to permits issued on and after that date.

131.21    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
131.22    Subd. 3. Motorized bicycle. (a) A motorized bicycle may not be operated on any
131.23public roadway by any person who does not possess a valid driver's license, unless the
131.24person has obtained a motorized bicycle operator's permit or motorized bicycle instruction
131.25permit from the commissioner of public safety. The operator's permit may be issued to
131.26any person who has attained the age of 15 years and who has passed the examination
131.27prescribed by the commissioner. The instruction permit may be issued to any person who
131.28has attained the age of 15 years and who has successfully completed an approved safety
131.29course and passed the written portion of the examination prescribed by the commissioner.
131.30    (b) This course must consist of, but is not limited to, a basic understanding of:
131.31    (1) motorized bicycles and their limitations;
131.32    (2) motorized bicycle laws and rules;
132.1    (3) safe operating practices and basic operating techniques;
132.2    (4) helmets and protective clothing;
132.3    (5) motorized bicycle traffic strategies; and
132.4    (6) effects of alcohol and drugs on motorized bicycle operators.
132.5    (c) The commissioner may adopt rules prescribing the content of the safety course,
132.6examination, and the information to be contained on the permits. A person operating a
132.7motorized bicycle under a motorized bicycle permit is subject to the restrictions imposed
132.8by section 169.974, subdivision 2, on operation of a motorcycle under a two-wheel
132.9instruction permit.
132.10    (d) The fees for motorized bicycle operator's permits are as follows:
132.11
(1)
Examination and operator's permit, valid for one year
$
6.75
132.12
(2)
Duplicate
$
3.75
132.13
132.14
(3) (1)
Renewal Motorized bicycle operator's permit before age 21 and
valid until age 21
$
9.75
132.15
(4) (2)
Renewal permit age 21 or older and valid for four years
$
15.75
132.16
(5) (3)
Duplicate of any renewal permit
$
5.25
132.17
(6) (4)
Written examination and instruction permit, valid for 30 days
$
6.75

132.18    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
132.19    Subd. 2. Fees. (a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are
132.20as follows:
132.21
Classified Driver's License
D-$17.25
C-$21.25
B-$28.25
A-$36.25
132.22
Classified Under-21 D.L.
D-$17.25
C-$21.25
B-$28.25
A-$16.25
132.23
Enhanced Driver's License
D-$32.25
C-$36.25
B-$43.25
A-$51.25
132.24
Instruction Permit
$5.25
132.25
132.26
Enhanced Instruction
Permit
$20.25
132.27
132.28
Commercial Learner's
Permit
$2.50
132.29
Provisional License
$8.25
132.30
132.31
Enhanced Provisional
License
$23.25
132.32
132.33
132.34
Duplicate License or
duplicate identification
card
$6.75
132.35
132.36
132.37
132.38
Enhanced Duplicate
License or enhanced
duplicate identification
card
$21.75
133.1
133.2
133.3
133.4
133.5
133.6
133.7
Minnesota identification
card or Under-21
Minnesota identification
card, other than duplicate,
except as otherwise
provided in section 171.07,
subdivisions 3
and 3a
$11.25
133.8
133.9
Enhanced Minnesota
identification card
$26.25
133.10In addition to each fee required in this paragraph, the commissioner shall collect a
133.11surcharge of: (1) $1.75 until June 30, 2012; and (2) $1.00 from July 1, 2012, to June 30,
133.122016. Surcharges collected under this paragraph must be credited to the driver and vehicle
133.13services technology account in the special revenue fund under section 299A.705.
133.14    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an individual who holds a provisional license and
133.15has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33,
133.16169A.35 , or sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, (2) convictions for crash-related moving
133.17violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are not crash related, shall have a
133.18$3.50 credit toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving violation"
133.19has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1.
133.20    (c) In addition to the driver's license fee required under paragraph (a), the
133.21commissioner shall collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant
133.22or individual renewing a license with a school bus endorsement to cover the costs for
133.23processing an applicant's initial and biennial physical examination certificate. The
133.24department shall not charge these applicants any other fee to receive or renew the
133.25endorsement.
133.26(d) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), a driver's license agent may
133.27charge and retain a filing fee as provided under section 171.061, subdivision 4.
133.28(e) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), the commissioner shall
133.29charge a filing fee at the same amount as a driver's license agent under section 171.061,
133.30subdivision 4. Revenue collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the driver
133.31services operating account.
133.32(f) An application for a Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, provisional
133.33license, or driver's license, including an application for renewal, must contain a provision
133.34that allows the applicant to add to the fee under paragraph (a), a $2 donation for the
133.35purposes of public information and education on anatomical gifts under section 171.075.

133.36    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
134.1    Subdivision 1. Examination subjects and locations; provisions for color
134.2blindness, disabled veterans. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the
134.3commissioner shall examine each applicant for a driver's license by such agency as the
134.4commissioner directs. This examination must include:
134.5(1) a test of the applicant's eyesight;
134.6(2) a test of the applicant's ability to read and understand highway signs regulating,
134.7warning, and directing traffic;
134.8(3) a test of the applicant's knowledge of (i) traffic laws; (ii) the effects of alcohol
134.9and drugs on a driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and legally, and of the
134.10legal penalties and financial consequences resulting from violations of laws prohibiting
134.11the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; (iii)
134.12railroad grade crossing safety; (iv) slow-moving vehicle safety; (v) laws relating to pupil
134.13transportation safety, including the significance of school bus lights, signals, stop arm, and
134.14passing a school bus; (vi) traffic laws related to bicycles; and (vii) the circumstances and
134.15dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning;
134.16(4) an actual demonstration of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control
134.17in the operation of a motor vehicle; and
134.18(5) other physical and mental examinations as the commissioner finds necessary to
134.19determine the applicant's fitness to operate a motor vehicle safely upon the highways.
134.20(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), no driver's license may be denied an applicant on
134.21the exclusive grounds that the applicant's eyesight is deficient in color perception. War
134.22veterans operating motor vehicles especially equipped for disabled persons, if otherwise
134.23entitled to a license, must be granted such license.
134.24(c) The commissioner shall make provision for giving the examinations under this
134.25subdivision either in the county where the applicant resides or at a place adjacent thereto
134.26reasonably convenient to the applicant.
134.27(d) The commissioner shall ensure that an applicant is able to obtain an appointment
134.28for an examination to demonstrate ability under paragraph (a), clause (4), within 14 days
134.29of the applicant's request if, under the applicable statutes and rules of the commissioner,
134.30the applicant is eligible to take the examination.
134.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective May 1, 2015.

134.32    Sec. 22. [171.161] COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE; FEDERAL
134.33CONFORMITY.
134.34    Subdivision 1. Conformity with federal law. The commissioner of public safety
134.35shall ensure the programs and policies related to commercial drivers' licensure and the
135.1operation of commercial motor vehicles in Minnesota conform with the requirements of
135.2Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 383.
135.3    Subd. 2. Conflicts. To the extent a requirement of sections 171.162 to 171.169, or
135.4any other state or local law, conflicts with a provision of Code of Federal Regulations, title
135.549, part 383, the federal provision prevails.

135.6    Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
135.7to read:
135.8    Subd. 10. Products and services; billing. The commissioner of transportation may
135.9bill operations units of the department for costs of centrally managed products or services
135.10that benefit multiple operations units. These costs may include equipment acquisition and
135.11rental, labor, materials, and other costs determined by the commissioner. Receipts must be
135.12credited to the special products and services account, which is established in the trunk
135.13highway fund, and are appropriated to the commissioner to pay the costs for which the
135.14billings are made.

135.15    Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 174.12, subdivision 2, is
135.16amended to read:
135.17    Subd. 2. Transportation economic development accounts. (a) A transportation
135.18economic development account is established in the special revenue fund under the
135.19budgetary jurisdiction of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over transportation
135.20finance. Money in the account may be expended only as appropriated by law. The account
135.21may not contain money transferred or otherwise provided from the trunk highway fund.
135.22(b) A transportation economic development account is established in the trunk
135.23highway fund. The account consists of funds donated, allotted, transferred, or otherwise
135.24provided to the account. Money in the account may be used only for trunk highway
135.25purposes. All funds in the account available prior to August 1, 2013, are available until
135.26expended.

135.27    Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 174.42, subdivision 2, is
135.28amended to read:
135.29    Subd. 2. Funding requirement. In each federal fiscal year, the commissioner
135.30shall obtain a total amount in federal authorizations for reimbursement on transportation
135.31alternatives projects that is equal to or greater than the annual average of federal
135.32authorizations on transportation alternatives projects calculated over the preceding four
135.33 federal fiscal years 2010 to 2012.
136.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment and
136.2applies to authorizations for federal fiscal year 2015 and subsequent federal fiscal years.

136.3    Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 174.56, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
136.4    Subdivision 1. Report required. (a) The commissioner of transportation shall
136.5submit a report by December 15 of each year on (1) the status of major highway projects
136.6completed during the previous two years or under construction or planned during the year
136.7of the report and for the ensuing 15 years, and (2) trunk highway fund expenditures,
136.8and (3) beginning with the report due in 2016, efficiencies achieved during the previous
136.9two fiscal years.
136.10(b) For purposes of this section, a "major highway project" is a highway project that
136.11has a total cost for all segments that the commissioner estimates at the time of the report
136.12to be at least (1) $15,000,000 in the metropolitan highway construction district, or (2)
136.13$5,000,000 in any nonmetropolitan highway construction district.

136.14    Sec. 27. [219.375] RAILROAD YARD LIGHTING.
136.15    Subdivision 1. Lighting status reports submitted by railroad common carriers.
136.16By January 15 of each year, each Class I and Class II railroad common carrier that
136.17operates one or more railroad yards in this state, where, between sunset and sunrise, cars or
136.18locomotives are frequently switched, repaired, or inspected, or where trains are assembled
136.19and disassembled, shall submit to the commissioner of transportation a plan that:
136.20(1) identifies all railroad yards operated by the railroad where the described work
136.21is frequently accomplished between sunset and sunrise;
136.22(2) describes the nature and placement of lighting equipment currently in use in the
136.23yard and the maintenance status and practices regarding this equipment;
136.24(3) states whether the lighting meets or exceeds guidelines for illumination
136.25established by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association;
136.26(4) describes whether existing lighting is installed and operated in a manner
136.27consistent with energy conservation, glare reduction, minimization of light pollution, and
136.28preservation of the natural night environment; and
136.29(5) identifies plans and timelines to bring into compliance railroad yards that do not
136.30utilize and maintain lighting equipment that meets or exceeds the standards and guidelines
136.31under clauses (3) and (4), or states any reason why the standards and guidelines should
136.32not apply.
136.33    Subd. 2. Maintenance of lighting equipment. A railroad common carrier
136.34that is required to file a report under subdivision 1 shall maintain all railroad yard
137.1lighting equipment in good working order and shall repair or replace any malfunctioning
137.2equipment within 48 hours after the malfunction has been reported to the carrier. Repairs
137.3must be made in compliance with, or to exceed the standards in, the Minnesota Electrical
137.4Code and chapter 326B.
137.5    Subd. 3. Lighting status reports submitted by worker representative. By
137.6January 15 of each year, the union representative of the workers at each railroad yard
137.7required to submit a report under subdivision 1 shall submit to the commissioner of
137.8transportation a report that:
137.9(1) describes the nature and placement of lighting equipment currently in use in the
137.10yard and maintenance status and practices regarding the equipment;
137.11(2) describes the level of maintenance of lighting equipment and the carrier's
137.12promptness in responding to reports of lighting malfunction;
137.13(3) states whether the available lighting is adequate to provide safe working
137.14conditions for crews working at night; and
137.15(4) describes changes in the lighting equipment and its adequacy that have occurred
137.16since the last previous worker representative report.
137.17    Subd. 4. Commissioner response. The commissioner shall review the reports
137.18submitted under subdivisions 1 and 3. The commissioner shall investigate any
137.19discrepancies between lighting status reports submitted under subdivisions 1 and 3,
137.20and shall report findings to the affected yard's owner and worker representative. The
137.21commissioner shall annually advise the chairs and ranking minority members of the house
137.22of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over transportation
137.23budget and policy as to the content of the reports submitted, discrepancies investigated,
137.24the progress achieved by the railroad common carriers towards achieving the standards
137.25and guidelines under clauses (3) and (4), and any recommendations for legislation to
137.26achieve compliance with the standards and guidelines within a reasonable period of time.
137.27    Subd. 5. Required lighting. By December 31, 2015, a railroad common carrier
137.28shall establish lighting that meets the standards and guidelines under subdivision 1, clauses
137.29(3) and (4), at each railroad yard where:
137.30(1) between sunset and sunrise:
137.31(i) locomotives, or railcars carrying placarded hazardous materials, are frequently
137.32switched, repaired, or inspected; or
137.33(ii) trains with more than 25 tanker railcars carrying placarded hazardous materials
137.34are assembled and disassembled; and
137.35(2) the yard is located within two miles of a petroleum refinery having a crude oil
137.36production capacity of 150,000 or more barrels per day.

138.1    Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 222.50, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
138.2    Subd. 7. Expenditures. (a) The commissioner may expend money from the rail
138.3service improvement account for the following purposes:
138.4    (1) to make transfers as provided under section 222.57 or to pay interest adjustments
138.5on loans guaranteed under the state rail user and rail carrier loan guarantee program;
138.6    (2) to pay a portion of the costs of capital improvement projects designed to improve
138.7rail service of a rail user or a rail carrier;
138.8    (3) to pay a portion of the costs of rehabilitation projects designed to improve rail
138.9service of a rail user or a rail carrier;
138.10    (4) to acquire, maintain, manage, and dispose of railroad right-of-way pursuant to
138.11the state rail bank program;
138.12    (5) to provide for aerial photography survey of proposed and abandoned railroad
138.13tracks for the purpose of recording and reestablishing by analytical triangulation the
138.14existing alignment of the inplace track;
138.15    (6) to pay a portion of the costs of acquiring a rail line by a regional railroad
138.16authority established pursuant to chapter 398A;
138.17    (7) to pay the state matching portion of federal grants for rail-highway grade
138.18crossing improvement projects; and
138.19    (8) for expenditures made before July 1, 2017, to pay the state matching portion
138.20of grants under the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery
138.21(TIGER) program of the United States Department of Transportation; and
138.22    (9) to fund rail planning studies.
138.23    (b) All money derived by the commissioner from the disposition of railroad
138.24right-of-way or of any other property acquired pursuant to sections 222.46 to 222.62 shall
138.25be deposited in the rail service improvement account.

138.26    Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 297A.815, subdivision 3,
138.27is amended to read:
138.28    Subd. 3. Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue. (a) For purposes of this
138.29subdivision, "net revenue" means an amount equal to:
138.30    (1) the revenues, including interest and penalties, collected under this section, during
138.31the fiscal year; less
138.32    (2) in fiscal year 2011, $30,100,000; in fiscal year 2012, $31,100,000; and in fiscal
138.33year 2013 and following fiscal years, $32,000,000 in each fiscal year.
139.1    (b) On or before June 30 of each fiscal year, the commissioner of revenue shall
139.2estimate the amount of the revenues and subtraction under paragraph (a) net revenue
139.3for the current fiscal year.
139.4    (c) On or after July 1 of the subsequent fiscal year, the commissioner of management
139.5and budget shall transfer the net revenue as estimated in paragraph (b) from the general
139.6fund, as follows:
139.7    (1) $9,000,000 annually until January 1, 2016 2015, and 50 percent annually
139.8thereafter to the county state-aid highway fund. Notwithstanding any other law to the
139.9contrary, the commissioner of transportation shall allocate the funds transferred under this
139.10clause to the counties in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision
139.114, excluding the counties of Hennepin and Ramsey, so that each county shall receive
139.12of such amount the percentage that its population, as defined in section 477A.011,
139.13subdivision 3, estimated or established by July 15 of the year prior to the current calendar
139.14year, bears to the total population of the counties receiving funds under this clause; and
139.15    (2) the remainder to the greater Minnesota transit account.

139.16    Sec. 30. [299A.017] STATE SAFETY OVERSIGHT.
139.17    Subdivision 1. Office created. The commissioner of public safety shall establish an
139.18Office of State Safety Oversight in the Department of Public Safety for safety oversight of
139.19rail fixed guideway public transportation systems within the state. The commissioner shall
139.20designate a director of the office.
139.21    Subd. 2. Authority. The director shall implement and has regulatory authority to
139.22enforce the requirements for the state set forth in United States Code, title 49, sections
139.235329 and 5330, federal regulations adopted pursuant to those sections, and successor or
139.24supplemental requirements.

139.25    Sec. 31. [473.4056] LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT VEHICLE DESIGN.
139.26    Subdivision 1. Adoption of standards. (a) By January 1, 2015, the Metropolitan
139.27Council shall adopt and may thereafter amend standards for the design of light rail
139.28vehicles that are reasonably necessary to provide access for, and to protect the health and
139.29safety of, persons who use the service. All light rail transit vehicles procured on and after
139.30January 1, 2015, must conform to the standards then in effect.
139.31(b) The Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee must review the standards
139.32and all subsequent amendments before the Metropolitan Council adopts them.
139.33(c) The Metropolitan Council shall post adopted standards, including amendments,
139.34on its Web site.
140.1    Subd. 2. Minimum standards. Standards adopted under this section must include,
140.2but are not limited to:
140.3(1) two dedicated spaces for wheelchair users in each car;
140.4(2) seating for a companion adjacent to at least two wheelchair-dedicated spaces; and
140.5(3) further specifications that meet or exceed the standards established in the
140.6Americans with Disabilities Act.

140.7    Sec. 32. [473.41] TRANSIT SHELTERS AND STOPS.
140.8    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
140.9have the meanings given.
140.10(b) "Transit authority" means:
140.11(1) a statutory or home rule charter city, with respect to rights-of-way at bus stop and
140.12train stop locations, transit shelters, and transit passenger seating facilities owned by the
140.13city or established pursuant to a vendor contract with the city;
140.14(2) the Metropolitan Council, with respect to transit shelters and transit passenger
140.15seating facilities owned by the council or established pursuant to a vendor contract with
140.16the council; or
140.17(3) a replacement service provider under section 473.388, with respect to
140.18rights-of-way at bus stop and train stop locations, transit shelters, and transit passenger
140.19seating facilities owned by the provider or established pursuant to a vendor contract
140.20with the provider.
140.21(c) "Transit shelter" means a wholly or partially enclosed structure provided for
140.22public use as a waiting area in conjunction with light rail transit, bus rapid transit, or
140.23regular route transit.
140.24    Subd. 2. Design. (a) A transit authority shall establish design specifications for
140.25establishment and replacement of its transit shelters, which must include:
140.26(1) engineering standards, as appropriate;
140.27(2) maximization of protection from the wind, snow, and other elements;
140.28(3) to the extent feasible, inclusion of warming capability at each shelter in which
140.29there is a proportionally high number of transit service passenger boardings; and
140.30(4) full accessibility for the elderly and persons with disabilities.
140.31(b) The council shall consult with the Transportation Accessibility Advisory
140.32Committee.
140.33    Subd. 3. Maintenance. A transit authority shall ensure transit shelters are
140.34maintained in good working order and are accessible to all users of the transit system.
140.35This requirement includes but is not limited to:
141.1(1) keeping transit shelters reasonably clean and free from graffiti; and
141.2(2) removing snow and ice in a manner that provides accessibility for the elderly
141.3and persons with disabilities to be able to enter and exit transit shelters, and board and
141.4exit trains at each stop.
141.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

141.6    Sec. 33. TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCIES.
141.7The commissioner of transportation shall include in the report under Minnesota
141.8Statutes, section 174.56, due by December 15, 2015, information on efficiencies
141.9implemented in fiscal year 2015 in planning and project management and delivery,
141.10along with an explanation of the efficiencies employed to achieve the savings and the
141.11methodology used in the calculations. The level of savings achieved must equal, in
141.12comparison with the total state road construction budget for that year, a minimum of five
141.13percent in fiscal year 2015. The report must identify the projects that have been advanced
141.14or completed due to the implementation of efficiency measures.

141.15    Sec. 34. WATERCRAFT DECONTAMINATION SITES; REST AREAS.
141.16Where feasible with existing resources, the commissioners of natural resources
141.17and transportation shall cooperate in an effort to use rest areas as sites for watercraft
141.18decontamination and other activities to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
141.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

141.20    Sec. 35. HIGHWAY 14 TURNBACK.
141.21(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 161.081, subdivision 3, and
141.22161.16, or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation may:
141.23(1) by temporary order, take over the road described as "Old Highway 14" in the
141.24settlement agreement and release executed January 7, 2014, between the state and Waseca
141.25and Steele Counties; and
141.26(2) upon completion of the work described in the settlement agreement, release "Old
141.27Highway 14" back to Steele and Waseca Counties.
141.28(b) Upon completion of the work described in the settlement agreement between the
141.29state and Waseca and Steele Counties, the counties shall accept responsibility for the road
141.30described in the agreement as "Old Highway 14."

141.31    Sec. 36. EVALUATION OF CERTAIN TRUNK HIGHWAY SPEED LIMITS.
142.1    Subdivision 1. Engineering and traffic investigations. The commissioner of
142.2transportation shall perform engineering and traffic investigations on trunk highway
142.3segments that are two-lane, two-way roadways with a posted speed limit of 55 miles per
142.4hour. On determining upon the basis of the investigation that the 55 miles per hour speed
142.5limit can be reasonably and safely increased under the conditions found to exist on any
142.6of the trunk highway segments examined, the commissioner may designate an increased
142.7limit applicable to those segments and erect appropriate signs designating the speed limit.
142.8The new speed limit shall be effective when the signs are erected. Of all the roadways
142.9to be studied under this section, approximately one-fifth must be subject to investigation
142.10each year until the statewide study is complete in 2019.
142.11    Subd. 2. Report. By January 15 annually, the commissioner shall provide to
142.12the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives
142.13committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance a list of trunk
142.14highways or segments of trunk highways that were subject to an engineering and safety
142.15investigation in the previous calendar year, specifying in each case the applicable speed
142.16limits before and after the investigation.
142.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
142.18and expires on the earlier of January 15, 2019, or the date the final report is submitted to
142.19the legislative committees under this section.

142.20    Sec. 37. TASK FORCE ON MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE COVERAGE
142.21VERIFICATION.
142.22    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The task force on motor vehicle insurance coverage
142.23verification is established to review and evaluate approaches to insurance coverage
142.24verification and recommend legislation to create and fund a program in this state.
142.25    Subd. 2. Membership; meetings; staff. (a) The task force shall be composed of
142.2613 members, who must be appointed by July 1, 2014, and who serve at the pleasure of
142.27their appointing authorities:
142.28(1) the commissioner of public safety or a designee;
142.29(2) the commissioner of commerce or a designee;
142.30(3) two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the
142.31house and one appointed by the minority leader;
142.32(4) two members of the senate, one appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees
142.33of the Committee on Rules and Administration and one appointed by the minority leader;
142.34(5) a representative of Minnesota Deputy Registrars Association;
142.35(6) a representative of AAA Minnesota;
143.1(7) a representative of AARP Minnesota;
143.2(8) a representative of the Insurance Federation of Minnesota;
143.3(9) a representative of the Minnesota Bankers Association;
143.4(10) a representative of the Minnesota Bar Association; and
143.5(11) a representative of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.
143.6(b) Compensation and expense reimbursement must be as provided under Minnesota
143.7Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 3, to members of the task force.
143.8(c) The commissioner of public safety shall convene the task force by August
143.91, 2014, and shall appoint a chair from the membership of the task force. Staffing and
143.10technical assistance must be provided by the Department of Public Safety.
143.11    Subd. 3. Duties. The task force shall review and evaluate programs established in
143.12other states as well as programs proposed by third parties, identify one or more programs
143.13recommended for implementation in this state, and, as to the recommended programs,
143.14adopt findings concerning:
143.15(1) comparative costs of programs;
143.16(2) implementation considerations, and in particular, identifying the appropriate
143.17supervising agency and assessing compatibility with existing and planned computer
143.18systems;
143.19(3) effectiveness in verifying existence of motor vehicle insurance coverage;
143.20(4) identification of categories of authorized users;
143.21(5) simplicity of access and use for authorized users;
143.22(6) data privacy considerations;
143.23(7) data retention policies; and
143.24(8) statutory changes necessary for implementation.
143.25    Subd. 4. Report. By February 1, 2015, the task force must submit to the
143.26chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate
143.27committees and divisions with primary jurisdiction over commerce and transportation its
143.28written recommendations, including any draft legislation necessary to implement the
143.29recommendations.
143.30    Subd. 5. Sunset. The task force shall sunset the day after submitting the report
143.31under subdivision 4, or February 2, 2015, whichever is earlier.
143.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

143.33    Sec. 38. COMMUNITY DESTINATION SIGN PILOT PROGRAM.
143.34    Subdivision 1. Definition. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
143.35have the meanings given.
144.1(b) "City" means the city of Two Harbors.
144.2(c) "General retail services" means a business that sells goods or services (1) at
144.3retail and directly to an end-use consumer, and (2) that are of interest to tourists or the
144.4traveling public.
144.5    Subd. 2. Pilot program established. (a) In consultation with the city of Two
144.6Harbors, the commissioner of transportation shall establish a community destination sign
144.7pilot program for wayfinding within the city to destinations or attractions of interest to
144.8the traveling public.
144.9(b) For purposes of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 173, signs under the pilot program
144.10are official signs.
144.11    Subd. 3. Signage, design. (a) The pilot program must include as eligible attractions
144.12and destinations:
144.13(1) minor traffic generators; and
144.14(2) general retail services, specified by business name, that are identified in a
144.15community wayfinding program established by the city.
144.16(b) The commissioner of transportation, in coordination with the city, may establish
144.17sign design specifications for signs under the pilot program. Design specifications must
144.18allow for placement of:
144.19(1) a city name and city logo or symbol; and
144.20(2) up to five attractions or destinations on a community destination sign assembly.
144.21    Subd. 4. Program costs. The city shall pay costs of design, construction,
144.22erection, and maintenance of the signs and sign assemblies under the pilot program. The
144.23commissioner shall not impose fees for the pilot program.
144.24    Subd. 5. Pilot program evaluation. In coordination with the city, the commissioner
144.25of transportation shall evaluate effectiveness of the pilot program under this section,
144.26which must include analysis of traffic safety impacts, utility to motorists and tourists,
144.27costs and expenditures, extent of community support, and pilot program termination
144.28or continuation. By January 15, 2021, the commissioner shall submit a report on the
144.29evaluation to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
144.30jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance.
144.31    Subd. 6. Expiration. The pilot program under this section expires January 1, 2022.
144.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day after the governing body of
144.33the city of Two Harbors and its chief clerical officer timely complete their compliance
144.34with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.

144.35    Sec. 39. TRANSIT SERVICE ON ELECTION DAY.
145.1    Subdivision 1. Operating assistance recipients. An eligible recipient of operating
145.2assistance under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.24, who contracts or has contracted to
145.3provide fixed route public transit shall provide fixed route public transit service free of
145.4charge on a day a state general election is held.
145.5    Subd. 2. Metropolitan Council. (a) The Metropolitan Council shall provide
145.6regular route transit, as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.385, subdivision 1,
145.7paragraph (b), free of charge on a day a state general election is held.
145.8(b) The requirements under this subdivision apply to operators of regular route
145.9transit (1) receiving financial assistance under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.388, or (2)
145.10operating under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.405, subdivision 12.
145.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and expires November
145.125, 2014.

145.13ARTICLE 12
145.14AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT, AND NATURAL RESOURCES
145.15APPROPRIATIONS

145.16
Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
145.17The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
145.18in this article.
145.19
2014
2015
Total
145.20
General
$
-0-
$
10,756,000
$
10,756,000
145.21
Remediation
-0-
650,000
650,000
145.22
Natural Resources
-0-
900,000
900,000
145.23
Game and Fish
-0-
2,412,000
2,412,000
145.24
145.25
Environment and Natural
Resources Trust
-0-
490,000
490,000
145.26
Parks and Trails
530,000
-0-
530,000
145.27
Environmental
-0-
4,000,000
4,000,000
145.28
Total
$
530,000
$
19,208,000
$
19,738,000

145.29
Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.
145.30The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are added to the
145.31appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 114, or appropriated to the agencies and for the
145.32purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund, or another
145.33named fund, and are available for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The figures
145.34"2014" and "2015" used in this article means that the addition to the appropriations
145.35listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30,
146.12015, respectively. Appropriations for fiscal year 2014 are effective the day following
146.2final enactment.
146.3
APPROPRIATIONS
146.4
Available for the Year
146.5
Ending June 30
146.6
2014
2015

146.7
Sec. 3. AGRICULTURE.
$
-0-
$
2,750,000
146.8$2,000,000 in 2015 is for a grant to Second
146.9Harvest Heartland on behalf of the six
146.10Feeding America food banks that serve
146.11Minnesota to compensate agricultural
146.12producers and processors for costs incurred
146.13to harvest and package for transfer surplus
146.14fruits, vegetables, or other agricultural
146.15commodities that would otherwise go
146.16unharvested or be discarded. Surplus
146.17commodities must be distributed statewide
146.18to food shelves and other charitable
146.19organizations that are eligible to receive
146.20food from the food banks. Surplus food
146.21acquired under this appropriation must be
146.22from Minnesota producers and processors.
146.23Second Harvest Heartland must report when
146.24required by, and in the form prescribed by,
146.25the commissioner. For fiscal year 2015,
146.26Second Harvest Heartland may use up
146.27to 11 percent of any grant received for
146.28administrative expenses. For fiscal years
146.292016 and 2017, Second Harvest Heartland
146.30may use up to five percent of any grant
146.31received for administrative expenses. This
146.32is a onetime appropriation and is available
146.33until June 30, 2017.
146.34The commissioner shall examine how other
146.35states are implementing the industrial hemp
147.1research authority provided in Public Law
147.2113-79 and gauge the interest of Minnesota
147.3higher education institutions. No later
147.4than January 15, 2015, the commissioner
147.5must report the information and items for
147.6legislative consideration to the legislative
147.7committees with jurisdiction over agriculture
147.8policy and finance.
147.9$350,000 in 2015 is for an increase in retail
147.10food handler inspections.
147.11$200,000 in 2015 is added to the
147.12appropriation in Laws 2013, chapter 114,
147.13article 1, section 3, subdivision 4, for
147.14distribution to the state's county fairs. This is
147.15a onetime appropriation.
147.16$200,000 in 2015 is for a grant as determined
147.17by the commissioner to a public higher
147.18education institution to research porcine
147.19epidemic diarrhea virus. This is a onetime
147.20appropriation and is available until June 30,
147.212017.

147.22
Sec. 4. BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH
$
310,000
147.23$310,000 in 2015 is to administer the dog and
147.24cat breeder licensing and inspection program.
147.25The base in fiscal year 2016 is $426,000 and
147.26the base in fiscal year 2017 is $435,000.

147.27
Sec. 5. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
$
-0-
$
4,650,000
147.28
Appropriations by Fund
147.29
Remediation
-0-
650,000
147.30
Environmental
-0-
4,000,000
147.31$650,000 in 2015 from the remediation
147.32fund for additional staff and administrative
147.33expenses to manage and oversee investigation
148.1and mitigation efforts at superfund sites.
148.2This is a onetime appropriation.
148.3The agency shall compile information on the
148.4presence of plastic microbeads in the state's
148.5waters and their potential impacts on aquatic
148.6ecosystems and human health, in consultation
148.7with the University of Minnesota. No later
148.8than December 15, 2014, the commissioner
148.9must present the information to the
148.10legislative committees with jurisdiction over
148.11environment and natural resources policy
148.12and finance and make recommendations.
148.13$4,000,000 in 2015 is from the environmental
148.14fund for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes,
148.15section 115A.557, subdivision 2. $3,000,000
148.16per year from the environmental fund is
148.17added to the base.

148.18
Sec. 6. NATURAL RESOURCES
148.19
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
530,000
$
5,862,000
148.20
Appropriations by Fund
148.21
General
-0-
3,000,000
148.22
Game and Fish
-0-
2,412,000
148.23
Natural Resources
-0-
450,000
148.24
Parks and Trails
530,000
-0-
148.25The amounts that may be spent for each
148.26purpose are specified in the following
148.27subdivisions.
148.28
Subd. 2.Lands and Minerals
-0-
1,000,000
148.29$1,000,000 in 2015 is for meeting the state's
148.30fiduciary duty to Minnesota children with
148.31regard to school trust land. By January 15,
148.322015, the commissioner, in consultation
148.33with the commissioner of education, shall
148.34submit a report to the chairs and ranking
149.1minority members of the senate and house of
149.2representatives committees with jurisdiction
149.3over natural resources and education
149.4policy and finance on the intended use of
149.5these funds. The legislature must approve
149.6expenditures of these funds by law. This is a
149.7onetime appropriation and is available until
149.8June 30, 2017.
149.9
Subd. 3.Ecological and Water Resources
-0-
50,000
149.10$50,000 in 2015 is for a study of the effects
149.11of the Lake Emily dam in Crow Wing County
149.12on water clarity and water levels in Lake
149.13Emily, Lake Mary, and the Little Pine River.
149.14This is a onetime appropriation.
149.15
149.16
Subd. 4.Parks and Trails
Management
530,000
2,400,000
149.17
Appropriations by Fund
149.18
General
-0-
1,950,000
149.19
Natural Resources
-0-
450,000
149.20
Parks and Trails
530,000
-0-
149.21$1,600,000 in 2015 is for the improvement,
149.22maintenance, and conditions of facilities and
149.23infrastructure in state parks for safety and
149.24general use. This is a onetime appropriation.
149.25$450,000 in 2015 is from the natural
149.26resources fund for state trail, park, and
149.27recreation area operations. This appropriation
149.28is from the revenue deposited in the natural
149.29resources fund under Minnesota Statutes,
149.30section 297A.94, paragraph (e), clause (2).
149.31This is a onetime appropriation.
149.32$200,000 in 2014 is from the parks and trails
149.33fund for the Greater Minnesota Regional
149.34Parks and Trails Commission to develop a
149.35statewide system plan for regional parks and
150.1trails outside the seven-county metropolitan
150.2area. This is a onetime appropriation and is
150.3subject to the availability of appropriations
150.4in Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section
150.52, subdivision 2.
150.6$330,000 in 2014 is from the parks and
150.7trails fund for a grant to St. Louis and
150.8Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority
150.9for planning, engineering, right-of-way
150.10acquisition, or construction of portions
150.11of the Mesabi Trail in the corridor from
150.12Giants Ridge to Tower. This is a onetime
150.13appropriation and is subject to the availability
150.14of appropriations in Laws 2013, chapter 137,
150.15article 3, section 2, subdivision 2.
150.16$350,000 in 2015 is for the development of
150.17the segment of the Willard Munger Trail
150.18system that originates in Chisago County and
150.19extends into Hinckley in Pine County, to be
150.20named the James L. Oberstar Trail. This is a
150.21onetime appropriation and is available until
150.22spent.
150.23
150.24
Subd. 5.Fish and Wildlife
Management
-0-
2,412,000
150.25$3,000 in 2015 is from the heritage
150.26enhancement account in the game and fish
150.27fund for a report on aquatic plant management
150.28permitting policies for the management
150.29of narrow-leaved and hybrid cattail in a
150.30range of basin types across the state. The
150.31report shall be submitted to the chairs and
150.32ranking minority members of the house of
150.33representatives and senate committees with
150.34jurisdiction over environment and natural
150.35resources by December 15, 2014, and include
150.36recommendations for any necessary changes
151.1in statutes, rules, or permitting procedures.
151.2This is a onetime appropriation.
151.3$9,000 in 2015 is from the game and fish
151.4fund for the commissioner, in consultation
151.5with interested parties, agencies, and other
151.6states, to develop a detailed restoration plan
151.7to recover the historical native population of
151.8bobwhite quail in Minnesota for its ecological
151.9and recreational benefits to the citizens of the
151.10state. The commissioner shall conduct public
151.11meetings in developing the plan. No later
151.12than January 15, 2015, the commissioner
151.13must report on the plan's progress to the
151.14legislative committees with jurisdiction over
151.15environment and natural resources policy
151.16and finance. This is a onetime appropriation.
151.17$2,000,000 in 2015 is from the game and fish
151.18fund for shooting sports facility grants under
151.19Minnesota Statutes, section 87A.10. This is
151.20a onetime appropriation and is available until
151.21June 30, 2017.
151.22$400,000 in 2015 is from the heritage
151.23enhancement account in the game and fish
151.24fund for grants to local chapters of Let's Go
151.25Fishing of Minnesota to provide community
151.26outreach to senior citizens, youth, and
151.27veterans and for the costs associated with
151.28establishing and recruiting new chapters.
151.29The grants must be matched with cash or
151.30in-kind contributions from nonstate sources.
151.31Of this amount, $25,000 is for Asian Outdoor
151.32Heritage for youth fishing recruitment
151.33efforts and outreach in the metropolitan area.
151.34The commissioner shall establish a grant
151.35application process that includes a standard
152.1for ownership of equipment purchased
152.2under the grant program and contract
152.3requirements that cover the disposition
152.4of purchased equipment if the grantee no
152.5longer exists. Any equipment purchased
152.6with state grant money must be specified
152.7on the grant application and approved by
152.8the commissioner. The commissioner may
152.9spend up to three percent of the appropriation
152.10to administer the grant. This is a onetime
152.11appropriation and is available until June 30,
152.122016.
152.13
Subd. 6.Parks and trails fund cancellation
152.14The appropriation for $530,000 from the
152.15parks and trails fund for trail improvements
152.16on the Duluth Cross City West Trail and the
152.17Superior Hiking Trail in St. Louis County in
152.18Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section 3,
152.19paragraph (c), clause (12), is canceled.

152.20
Sec. 7. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
-0-
$
525,000
152.21$450,000 in 2015 is from the natural
152.22resources fund for metropolitan area regional
152.23parks and trails maintenance and operations.
152.24This appropriation is from the revenue
152.25deposited in the natural resources fund
152.26under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
152.27paragraph (e), clause (3). This is a onetime
152.28appropriation.
152.29$75,000 in 2015 is for a grant to the city of
152.30Shoreview for a feasibility study regarding
152.31the lowering of the water level of Turtle Lake
152.32and the possible effects of an augmentation
152.33of the lake. This is a onetime appropriation.

153.1
Sec. 8. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
$
-0-
$
4,890,000
153.2
Appropriations by Fund
153.3
General
4,400,000
153.4
153.5
153.6
Environment and
Natural Resources
Trust
490,000
153.7$3,400,000 in 2015 is from the general fund
153.8for the Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests
153.9Center requested under this act, including a
153.10director, graduate students, and necessary
153.11supplies. This is a onetime appropriation and
153.12is available until June 30, 2022.
153.13$490,000 in 2015 is from the environment
153.14and natural resources trust fund for the
153.15Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center
153.16requested under this act, including a director,
153.17graduate students, and necessary supplies.
153.18This is a onetime appropriation and is
153.19available until June 30, 2022.
153.20$970,000 from the environment and natural
153.21resources trust fund appropriated in Laws
153.222011, First Special Session chapter 2, article
153.233, section 2, subdivision 9, paragraph (d),
153.24Reinvest in Minnesota Wetlands Reserve
153.25Acquisition and Restoration Program
153.26Partnership, is transferred to the Board of
153.27Regents of the University of Minnesota for
153.28the Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests
153.29Center requested under this act, including a
153.30director, graduate students, and necessary
153.31supplies and is available until June 30, 2022.
153.32$1,000,000 in 2015 is for the Forever Green
153.33Agricultural Initiative and to protect the
153.34state's natural resources while increasing
153.35efficiency, profitability, and productivity
153.36of Minnesota farmers by incorporating
154.1perennial and winter annual crops into
154.2existing agricultural practices. By January
154.315, 2015, as a condition of this appropriation,
154.4the Board of Regents of the University
154.5of Minnesota shall submit a report to the
154.6chairs and ranking minority members of the
154.7house of representatives and senate policy
154.8and finance committees with jurisdiction
154.9over environment and natural resources and
154.10agriculture on the activities and outcomes
154.11of the Forever Green Agricultural Initiative.
154.12This is a onetime appropriation and is
154.13available until June 30, 2017.

154.14
Sec. 9. ADMINISTRATION
$
-0-
$
185,000
154.15$185,000 in 2015 is for activities and the
154.16administrative expenses of the school trust
154.17lands director and additional staff, under
154.18Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.353.

154.19
154.20
Sec. 10. LEGISLATIVE COORDINATING
COMMISSION
$
-0-
$
15,000
154.21$15,000 in 2015 is for the administrative
154.22expenses of the Permanent School Fund
154.23Commission under Minnesota Statutes,
154.24section 127A.30, and for compensation
154.25and expense reimbursement of commission
154.26members.

154.27    Sec. 11. Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 3, section 3, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
154.28
Subd. 6.Remediation Fund
154.29The commissioner shall transfer up
154.30to $46,000,000 $47,150,000 from the
154.31environmental fund to the remediation fund
154.32for the purposes of the remediation fund
155.1under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.155,
155.2subdivision 2
.

155.3    Sec. 12. Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 3, section 4, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
155.4
155.5
Subd. 3.Ecological and Water Resources
27,182,000
31,582,000
31,603,000
155.6
Appropriations by Fund
155.7
155.8
General
12,117,000
16,817,000
16,838,000
155.9
Natural Resources
11,002,000
10,702,000
155.10
Game and Fish
4,063,000
4,063,000
155.11$3,542,000 the first year and $3,242,000 the
155.12second year are from the invasive species
155.13account in the natural resources fund and
155.14$2,906,000 the first year and $3,206,000 the
155.15second year are from the general fund for
155.16management, public awareness, assessment
155.17and monitoring research, and water access
155.18inspection to prevent the spread of invasive
155.19species; management of invasive plants in
155.20public waters; and management of terrestrial
155.21invasive species on state-administered lands.
155.22$5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000 the
155.23second year are from the water management
155.24account in the natural resources fund for only
155.25the purposes specified in Minnesota Statutes,
155.26section 103G.27, subdivision 2.
155.27$103,000 the first year and $103,000
155.28 $124,000 the second year are for a grant to
155.29the Mississippi Headwaters Board for up to
155.3050 percent of the cost of implementing the
155.31comprehensive plan for the upper Mississippi
155.32within areas under the board's jurisdiction.
155.33 The base for this grant in fiscal year 2016
155.34and later is $103,000. By January 15, 2015,
155.35the board shall submit a report detailing the
156.1results achieved with the fiscal year 2014
156.2appropriation and the anticipated results
156.3that will be achieved with the fiscal year
156.42015 appropriation to the commissioner and
156.5the chairs and ranking minority members
156.6of the senate and house of representatives
156.7committees and divisions with jurisdiction
156.8over environment and natural resources
156.9policy and finance.
156.10$10,000 the first year and $10,000 the second
156.11year are for payment to the Leech Lake Band
156.12of Chippewa Indians to implement the band's
156.13portion of the comprehensive plan for the
156.14upper Mississippi.
156.15$264,000 the first year and $264,000 the
156.16second year are for grants for up to 50
156.17percent of the cost of implementation of
156.18the Red River mediation agreement. The
156.19commissioner shall submit a report to the
156.20chairs of the legislative committees having
156.21primary jurisdiction over environment and
156.22natural resources policy and finance on the
156.23accomplishments achieved with the grants
156.24by January 15, 2015.
156.25$1,643,000 the first year and $1,643,000
156.26the second year are from the heritage
156.27enhancement account in the game and
156.28fish fund for only the purposes specified
156.29in Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
156.30paragraph (e), clause (1).
156.31$1,223,000 the first year and $1,223,000 the
156.32second year are from the nongame wildlife
156.33management account in the natural resources
156.34fund for the purpose of nongame wildlife
156.35management. Notwithstanding Minnesota
157.1Statutes, section 290.431, $100,000 the first
157.2year and $100,000 the second year may
157.3be used for nongame wildlife information,
157.4education, and promotion.
157.5$1,600,000 the first year and $6,000,000 the
157.6second year are from the general fund for the
157.7following activities:
157.8(1) increased financial reimbursement
157.9and technical support to soil and water
157.10conservation districts or other local units
157.11of government for groundwater level
157.12monitoring;
157.13(2) additional surface water monitoring and
157.14analysis, including installation of monitoring
157.15gauges;
157.16(3) additional groundwater analysis to
157.17assist with water appropriation permitting
157.18decisions;
157.19(4) additional permit application review
157.20incorporating surface water and groundwater
157.21technical analysis;
157.22(5) enhancement of precipitation data and
157.23analysis to improve the use of irrigation;
157.24(6) enhanced information technology,
157.25including electronic permitting and
157.26integrated data systems; and
157.27(7) increased compliance and monitoring.
157.28Of this amount, $600,000 the first year is for
157.29silica sand rulemaking and is available until
157.30spent.
157.31The commissioner, in cooperation with the
157.32commissioner of agriculture, shall enforce
157.33compliance with aquatic plant management
157.34requirements regulating the control of
158.1aquatic plants with pesticides and removal of
158.2aquatic plants by mechanical means under
158.3Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.615.

158.4ARTICLE 13
158.5AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT, AND NATURAL RESOURCES
158.6FISCAL IMPLEMENTATION PROVISIONS

158.7    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.643, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
158.8    Subd. 6. Animal premises data. (a) The following data collected and maintained
158.9by the Board of Animal Health related to registration and identification of premises and
158.10animals under chapter 35, are classified as private or nonpublic:
158.11(1) the names and addresses;
158.12(2) the location of the premises where animals are kept; and
158.13(3) the identification number of the premises or the animal.
158.14(b) Except as provided in section 347.58, subdivision 5, data collected and
158.15maintained by the Board of Animal Health under sections 347.57 to 347.64 are classified
158.16as private or nonpublic.
158.17(b) (c) The Board of Animal Health may disclose data collected under paragraph (a)
158.18 or (b) to any person, agency, or to the public if the board determines that the access will
158.19aid in the law enforcement process or the protection of public or animal health or safety.

158.20    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.125, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
158.21    Subd. 5. Forest trust lands. (a) The term "state forest trust fund lands" as used
158.22in this subdivision, means public land in trust under the Constitution set apart as "forest
158.23lands under the authority of the commissioner" of natural resources as defined by section
158.2489.001, subdivision 13 .
158.25(b) The commissioner of management and budget shall credit the revenue from the
158.26forest trust fund lands to the forest suspense account. The account must specify the trust
158.27funds interested in the lands and the respective receipts of the lands.
158.28(c) After a fiscal year, the commissioner of management and budget shall certify
158.29the costs incurred for forestry during that year under appropriations for the improvement,
158.30administration, and management of state forest trust fund lands and construction and
158.31improvement of forest roads to enhance the forest value of the lands. The certificate
158.32must specify the trust funds interested in the lands. After presentation to the Legislative
158.33Permanent School Fund Commission, the commissioner of natural resources shall
158.34supply the commissioner of management and budget with the information needed for the
159.1certificate. The certificate shall include an analysis that compares costs certified under this
159.2section with costs incurred on other public and private lands with similar land assets.
159.3(d) After a fiscal year, the commissioner shall distribute the receipts credited to the
159.4suspense account during that fiscal year as follows:
159.5(1) the amount of the certified costs incurred by the state for forest management,
159.6forest improvement, and road improvement during the fiscal year shall be transferred to
159.7the forest management investment account established under section 89.039;
159.8(2) the amount of costs incurred by the Legislative Permanent School Fund
159.9Commission under section 127A.30, and by the school trust lands director under section
159.10127A.353, shall be transferred to the general fund;
159.11(3) the balance of the certified costs incurred by the state during the fiscal year
159.12shall be transferred to the general fund; and
159.13(3) (4) the balance of the receipts shall then be returned prorated to the trust funds in
159.14proportion to their respective interests in the lands which produced the receipts.

159.15    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
159.16to read:
159.17    Subd. 1c. Apiary. "Apiary" means a place where a collection of one or more hives
159.18or colonies of bees or the nuclei of bees are kept.

159.19    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
159.20to read:
159.21    Subd. 2a. Bee. "Bee" means any stage of the common honeybee, Apis mellifera (L).

159.22    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
159.23to read:
159.24    Subd. 2b. Bee owner. "Bee owner" means a person who owns an apiary.

159.25    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
159.26to read:
159.27    Subd. 4c. Colony. "Colony" means the aggregate of worker bees, drones, the queen,
159.28and developing young bees living together as a family unit in a hive or other dwelling.

159.29    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
159.30to read:
160.1    Subd. 11a. Hive. "Hive" means a frame hive, box hive, box, barrel, log gum, skep,
160.2or any other receptacle or container, natural or artificial, or any part of one, which is
160.3used as domicile for bees.

160.4    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
160.5to read:
160.6    Subd. 20a. Pollinator. "Pollinator" means an insect that pollinates flowers.

160.7    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
160.8to read:
160.9    Subd. 4. Pollinator enforcement. The commissioner may take enforcement action
160.10under chapter 18D for a violation of this chapter, or any rule adopted under this chapter,
160.11that results in harm to pollinators, including but not limited to applying a pesticide in
160.12a manner inconsistent with the pesticide product's label or labeling and resulting in
160.13pollinator death or willfully applying pesticide in a manner inconsistent with the pesticide
160.14product's label or labeling. The commissioner must deposit any penalty collected under
160.15this subdivision in the pesticide regulatory account in section 18B.05.

160.16    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 18B.04, is amended to read:
160.1718B.04 PESTICIDE IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT.
160.18(a) The commissioner shall:
160.19(1) determine the impact of pesticides on the environment, including the impacts on
160.20surface water and groundwater in this state;
160.21(2) develop best management practices involving pesticide distribution, storage,
160.22handling, use, and disposal; and
160.23(3) cooperate with and assist other state agencies and local governments to protect
160.24public health, pollinators, and the environment from harmful exposure to pesticides.
160.25(b) The commissioner may assemble a group of experts under section 16C.10,
160.26subdivision 2, to consult in the investigation of pollinator deaths or illnesses. The group
160.27of experts may include representatives from local, state, and federal agencies; academia,
160.28including the University of Minnesota; the state pollinator bank; or other professionals as
160.29deemed necessary by the commissioner. The amount necessary for the purposes of this
160.30paragraph, not to exceed $100,000 per fiscal year, is appropriated from the pesticide
160.31regulatory account in section 18B.05.

161.1    Sec. 11. [18B.055] COMPENSATION FOR BEES KILLED BY PESTICIDE;
161.2APPROPRIATION.
161.3    Subdivision 1. Compensation required. (a) The commissioner of agriculture must
161.4compensate a person for an acute pesticide poisoning resulting in the death of bees or loss
161.5of bee colonies owned by the person, provided:
161.6(1) the person who applied the pesticide cannot be determined;
161.7(2) the person who applied the pesticide did so in a manner consistent with the
161.8pesticide product's label or labeling; or
161.9(3) the person who applied the pesticide did so in a manner inconsistent with the
161.10pesticide product's label or labeling.
161.11(b) Except as provided in this section, the bee owner is entitled to the fair market
161.12value of the dead bees and bee colonies losses as determined by the commissioner upon
161.13recommendation by academic experts and bee keepers. In any fiscal year, a bee owner
161.14must not be compensated for a claim that is less than $100 or compensated more than
161.15$20,000 for all eligible claims.
161.16    Subd. 2. Applicator responsible. In the event a person applies a pesticide in a
161.17manner inconsistent with the pesticide product's label or labeling requirements as approved
161.18by the commissioner and is determined to have caused the acute pesticide poisoning of bees,
161.19resulting in death or loss of a bee colony kept for commercial purposes, then the person so
161.20identified must bear the responsibility of restitution for the value of the bees to the owner.
161.21In these cases the commissioner must not provide compensation as provided in this section.
161.22    Subd. 3. Claim form. The bee owner must file a claim on forms provided by the
161.23commissioner and available on the Department of Agriculture's Web site.
161.24    Subd. 4. Determination. The commissioner must determine whether the death of
161.25the bees or loss of bee colonies was caused by an acute pesticide poisoning, whether the
161.26pesticide applicator can be determined, and whether the pesticide applicator applied the
161.27pesticide product in a manner consistent with the pesticide product's label or labeling.
161.28    Subd. 5. Payments; denial of compensation. (a) If the commissioner determines
161.29the bee death or loss of bee colony was caused by an acute pesticide poisoning and
161.30either the pesticide applicator cannot be determined or the pesticide applicator applied
161.31the pesticide product in a manner consistent with the pesticide product's label or labeling,
161.32the commissioner may award compensation from the pesticide regulatory account. If the
161.33pesticide applicator can be determined and the applicator applied the pesticide product
161.34in a manner inconsistent with the product's label or labeling, the commissioner may
161.35collect a penalty from the pesticide applicator sufficient to compensate the bee owner
162.1for the fair market value of the dead bees and bee colonies losses, and must award the
162.2money to the bee owner.
162.3(b) If the commissioner denies compensation claimed by a bee owner under this
162.4section, the commissioner must issue a written decision based upon the available evidence.
162.5The decision must include specification of the facts upon which the decision is based and
162.6the conclusions on the material issues of the claim. The commissioner must mail a copy
162.7of the decision to the bee owner.
162.8(c) A decision to deny compensation claimed under this section is not subject to the
162.9contested case review procedures of chapter 14, but may be reviewed upon a trial de
162.10novo in a court in the county where the loss occurred. The decision of the court may be
162.11appealed as in other civil cases. Review in court may be obtained by filing a petition for
162.12review with the administrator of the court within 60 days following receipt of a decision
162.13under this section. Upon the filing of a petition, the administrator must mail a copy to the
162.14commissioner and set a time for hearing within 90 days of the filing.
162.15    Subd. 6. Deduction from payment. The commissioner must reduce payments
162.16made under this section by any compensation received by the bee owner for dead bees and
162.17bee colonies losses as proceeds from an insurance policy or from another source.
162.18    Subd. 7. Appropriation. The amount necessary to pay claims under this section,
162.19not to exceed $150,000 per fiscal year, is appropriated from the pesticide regulatory
162.20account in section 18B.05.
162.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to bee kills
162.22and bee colony losses attributable to acute pesticide poisoning that occur on or after
162.23that date.

162.24    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 84.788, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
162.25    Subd. 2. Exemptions. Registration is not required for off-highway motorcycles:
162.26(1) owned and used by the United States, an Indian tribal government, the state,
162.27another state, or a political subdivision;
162.28(2) registered in another state or country that have not been within this state for
162.29more than 30 consecutive days; or
162.30(3) registered under chapter 168, when operated on forest roads to gain access to a
162.31state forest campground;
162.32(4) used exclusively in organized track racing events;
162.33(5) operated on state or grant-in-aid trails by a nonresident possessing a nonresident
162.34off-highway motorcycle state trail pass; or
163.1(6) operated by a person participating in an event for which the commissioner has
163.2issued a special use permit.

163.3    Sec. 13. [84.7945] NONRESIDENT OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLE STATE
163.4TRAIL PASS.
163.5    Subdivision 1. Pass required; fee. (a) A tribal member exempt from registration
163.6under section 84.788, subdivision 2, clause (2), or a nonresident, may not operate an
163.7off-highway motorcycle on a state or grant-in-aid off-highway motorcycle trail unless the
163.8operator carries a valid nonresident off-highway motorcycle state trail pass in immediate
163.9possession. The pass must be available for inspection by a peace officer, a conservation
163.10officer, or an employee designated under section 84.0835.
163.11(b) The commissioner of natural resources shall issue a pass upon application and
163.12payment of a $20 fee. The pass is valid from January 1 through December 31. Fees
163.13collected under this section, except for the issuing fee for licensing agents, shall be
163.14deposited in the state treasury and credited to the off-highway motorcycle account in
163.15the natural resources fund and, except for the electronic licensing system commission
163.16established by the commissioner under section 84.027, subdivision 15, must be used for
163.17grants-in-aid to counties and municipalities for off-highway motorcycle organizations to
163.18construct and maintain off-highway motorcycle trails and use areas.
163.19    (c) A nonresident off-highway motorcycle state trail pass is not required for:
163.20    (1) an off-highway motorcycle that is owned and used by the United States, another
163.21state, or a political subdivision thereof that is exempt from registration under section
163.2284.788, subdivision 2;
163.23    (2) a person operating an off-highway motorcycle only on the portion of a trail that
163.24is owned by the person or the person's spouse, child, or parent; or
163.25(3) a nonresident operating an off-highway motorcycle that is registered according
163.26to section 84.788.
163.27    Subd. 2. License agents. The commissioner may appoint agents to issue and sell
163.28nonresident off-highway motorcycle state trail passes. The commissioner may revoke the
163.29appointment of an agent at any time. The commissioner may adopt additional rules as
163.30provided in section 97A.485, subdivision 11. An agent shall observe all rules adopted
163.31by the commissioner for accounting and handling of passes pursuant to section 97A.485,
163.32subdivision 11
. An agent shall promptly deposit and remit all money received from the
163.33sale of the passes, exclusive of the issuing fee, to the commissioner.
163.34    Subd. 3. Issuance of passes. The commissioner and agents shall issue and sell
163.35nonresident off-highway motorcycle state trail passes. The commissioner shall also make
164.1the passes available through the electronic licensing system established under section
164.284.027, subdivision 15.
164.3    Subd. 4. Agent's fee. In addition to the fee for a pass, an issuing fee of $1 per pass
164.4shall be charged. The issuing fee may be retained by the seller of the pass. Issuing fees
164.5for passes issued by the commissioner shall be deposited in the off-highway motorcycle
164.6account in the natural resources fund and retained for the operation of the electronic
164.7licensing system.
164.8    Subd. 5. Duplicate passes. The commissioner and agents shall issue a duplicate
164.9pass to persons whose pass is lost or destroyed using the process established under section
164.1097A.405, subdivision 3, and rules adopted thereunder. The fee for a duplicate nonresident
164.11off-highway motorcycle state trail pass is $2, with an issuing fee of 50 cents.

164.12    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 85.053, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
164.13    Subd. 2. Requirement. Except as provided in section 85.054, a motor vehicle
164.14may not enter a state park, state recreation area, or state wayside over 50 acres in area,
164.15without a state park permit issued under this section or a state parks and trails plate issued
164.16under section 168.1295. Except for vehicles permitted under subdivisions 7, paragraph
164.17(a), clause (2), and 8, the state park permit must be affixed to the lower right corner
164.18windshield of the motor vehicle and must be completely affixed by its own adhesive to
164.19the windshield, or the commissioner may, by written order, provide an alternative means
164.20to display and validate state park permits.

164.21    Sec. 15. [85.056] STATE PARKS AND TRAILS DONATION ACCOUNT.
164.22    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The state parks and trails donation account is
164.23established as a separate account in the natural resources fund. The account shall be
164.24administered by the commissioner of natural resources as provided in this section.
164.25    Subd. 2. Funding sources. The state parks and trails donation account shall consist
164.26of contributions made under section 168.1295 and other contributions. The contributions
164.27may be made in cash, property, land, or interests in land.
164.28    Subd. 3. Uses. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of natural
164.29resources to operate and maintain the state parks and trails system.

164.30    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 85.34, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
164.31    Subd. 7. Disposition of proceeds. (a) All revenue derived from the lease of the Fort
164.32Snelling upper bluff, with the exception of payment for costs of the water line as described
165.1in subdivision 6, shall be deposited in the natural resources fund and credited to a state
165.2park account. Interest earned on the money in the account accrues to the account.
165.3(b) Revenue and expenses from the upper bluff shall be tracked separately within
165.4the account. Money in the account derived from the leasing or operation of the property
165.5described in subdivision 1 may be is appropriated annually to the commissioner for
165.6the payment of expenses attributable to the leasing, development, and operation of the
165.7property described in subdivision 1, including, but not limited to, the maintenance, repair,
165.8and rehabilitation of historic buildings and landscapes.

165.9    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 85A.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
165.10    Subd. 2. Zoological Garden. The board shall acquire, construct, equip, operate
165.11and maintain the Minnesota Zoological Garden at a site in Dakota County legally
165.12described in Laws 1975, chapter 382, section 12. The Zoological Garden shall consist
165.13of adequate facilities and structures for the collection, habitation, preservation, care,
165.14exhibition, examination or study of wild and domestic animals, including, but not limited
165.15to mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans and mollusks. The board
165.16may provide such lands, buildings and equipment as it deems necessary for parking,
165.17transportation, entertainment, education or instruction of the public in connection with
165.18such Zoological Garden. The Zoological Garden is an official pollinator bank for the state
165.19of Minnesota. For purposes of this subdivision, "pollinator bank" means a program to
165.20avert the extinction of pollinator species by cultivating insurance breeding populations.

165.21    Sec. 18. [87A.10] TRAP SHOOTING SPORTS FACILITY GRANTS.
165.22The commissioner of natural resources shall administer a program to provide
165.23cost-share grants to local recreational shooting clubs for up to 50 percent of the costs
165.24of developing or rehabilitating trap shooting sports facilities for public use. A facility
165.25rehabilitated or developed with a grant under this section must be open to the general
165.26public at reasonable times and for a reasonable fee on a walk-in basis. The commissioner
165.27shall give preference to projects that will provide the most opportunities for youth.

165.28    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.251, is amended to read:
165.29103G.251 INVESTIGATION OF ACTIVITIES WITHOUT PERMIT
165.30 AFFECTING WATERS OF THE STATE.
165.31    Subdivision 1. Investigations. If the commissioner determines that an investigation
165.32is in the public interest, the commissioner may investigate and monitor activities being
165.33conducted with or without a permit that may affect waters of the state.
166.1    Subd. 2. Findings and order. (a) With or without a public hearing, the
166.2commissioner may make findings and issue orders related to activities being conducted
166.3without a permit that affect waters of the state as otherwise authorized under this chapter.
166.4(b) A copy of the findings and order must be served on the person to whom the
166.5order is issued.
166.6(c) If the commissioner issues the findings and order without a hearing, the person to
166.7whom the order is issued may file a demand for a hearing with the commissioner. The
166.8demand for a hearing must be accompanied by the bond as provided in section 103G.311,
166.9subdivision 6
, and the hearing must be held in the same manner and with the same
166.10requirements as a hearing held under section 103G.311, subdivision 5. The demand for
166.11a hearing and bond must be filed by 30 days after the person is served with a copy of
166.12the commissioner's order.
166.13(d) The hearing must be conducted as a contested case hearing under chapter 14.
166.14(e) If the person to whom the order is addressed does not demand a hearing or
166.15demands a hearing but fails to file the required bond:
166.16(1) the commissioner's order becomes final at the end of 30 days after the person is
166.17served with the order; and
166.18(2) the person may not appeal the order.
166.19(f) An order of the commissioner may be recorded or filed by the commissioner in
166.20the office of the county recorder or registrar of titles, as appropriate, in the county where
166.21the real property is located as a deed restriction on the property that runs with the land
166.22and is binding on the owners, successors, and assigns until the conditions of the order
166.23are met or the order is rescinded.

166.24    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.271, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
166.25    Subd. 5. Prohibition on once-through water use permits. (a) Except as provided
166.26in paragraph (c), the commissioner may not, after December 31, 1990, issue a water
166.27use permit to increase the volume of appropriation from a groundwater source for a
166.28once-through cooling system using in excess of 5,000,000 gallons annually.
166.29(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), once-through system water use permits
166.30using in excess of 5,000,000 gallons annually, must be terminated by the commissioner
166.31by the end of their design life but not later than December 31, 2010, unless the discharge
166.32is into a public water basin within a nature preserve approved by the commissioner and
166.33established prior to January 1, 2001. Existing once-through systems must not be expanded
166.34and are required to convert to water efficient alternatives within the design life of existing
166.35equipment.
167.1(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), the commissioner, with the approval of
167.2the commissioners of health and the Pollution Control Agency, may issue once-through
167.3system water use permits on an annual basis for aquifer storage and recovery systems that
167.4return all once-through system water to the source aquifer. Water use permit processing
167.5fees in subdivision 6, paragraph (a), apply to all water withdrawals under this paragraph,
167.6including any reuse of water returned to the source aquifer.
167.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2015.

167.8    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.271, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
167.9    Subd. 6. Water use permit processing fee. (a) Except as described in paragraphs
167.10(b) to (f) (g), a water use permit processing fee must be prescribed by the commissioner in
167.11accordance with the schedule of fees in this subdivision for each water use permit in force
167.12at any time during the year. Fees collected under this paragraph are credited to the water
167.13management account in the natural resources fund. The schedule is as follows, with the
167.14stated fee in each clause applied to the total amount appropriated:
167.15    (1) $140 for amounts not exceeding 50,000,000 gallons per year;
167.16    (2) $3.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 50,000,000 gallons but less
167.17than 100,000,000 gallons per year;
167.18    (3) $4 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 100,000,000 gallons but less
167.19than 150,000,000 gallons per year;
167.20    (4) $4.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 150,000,000 gallons but
167.21less than 200,000,000 gallons per year;
167.22    (5) $5 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 200,000,000 gallons but less
167.23than 250,000,000 gallons per year;
167.24    (6) $5.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 250,000,000 gallons but
167.25less than 300,000,000 gallons per year;
167.26    (7) $6 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 300,000,000 gallons but less
167.27than 350,000,000 gallons per year;
167.28    (8) $6.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 350,000,000 gallons but
167.29less than 400,000,000 gallons per year;
167.30    (9) $7 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 400,000,000 gallons but less
167.31than 450,000,000 gallons per year;
167.32    (10) $7.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 450,000,000 gallons but
167.33less than 500,000,000 gallons per year; and
167.34    (11) $8 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 500,000,000 gallons per year.
168.1    (b) For once-through cooling systems, a water use processing fee must be prescribed
168.2by the commissioner in accordance with the following schedule of fees for each water use
168.3permit in force at any time during the year:
168.4    (1) for nonprofit corporations and school districts, $200 per 1,000,000 gallons; and
168.5    (2) for all other users, $420 per 1,000,000 gallons.
168.6    (c) The fee is payable based on the amount of water appropriated during the year
168.7and, except as provided in paragraph (f), the minimum fee is $100.
168.8    (d) For water use processing fees other than once-through cooling systems:
168.9    (1) the fee for a city of the first class may not exceed $250,000 per year;
168.10    (2) the fee for other entities for any permitted use may not exceed:
168.11    (i) $60,000 per year for an entity holding three or fewer permits;
168.12    (ii) $90,000 per year for an entity holding four or five permits; or
168.13    (iii) $300,000 per year for an entity holding more than five permits;
168.14    (3) the fee for agricultural irrigation may not exceed $750 per year;
168.15    (4) the fee for a municipality that furnishes electric service and cogenerates steam
168.16for home heating may not exceed $10,000 for its permit for water use related to the
168.17cogeneration of electricity and steam; and
168.18    (5) no fee is required for a project involving the appropriation of surface water to
168.19prevent flood damage or to remove flood waters during a period of flooding, as determined
168.20by the commissioner.
168.21    (e) Failure to pay the fee is sufficient cause for revoking a permit. A penalty of two
168.22 ten percent per month calculated from the original due date must be imposed on the unpaid
168.23balance of fees remaining 30 days after the sending of a second notice of fees due. A fee
168.24may not be imposed on an agency, as defined in section 16B.01, subdivision 2, or federal
168.25governmental agency holding a water appropriation permit.
168.26    (f) The minimum water use processing fee for a permit issued for irrigation of
168.27agricultural land is $20 for years in which:
168.28    (1) there is no appropriation of water under the permit; or
168.29    (2) the permit is suspended for more than seven consecutive days between May 1
168.30and October 1.
168.31(g) The commissioner shall waive the water use permit fee for installations and
168.32projects that use storm water runoff or where public entities are diverting water to treat
168.33a water quality issue and returning the water to its source without using the water for
168.34any other purpose, unless the commissioner determines that the proposed use adversely
168.35affects surface water or groundwater.
169.1    (g) (h) A surcharge of $30 per million gallons in addition to the fee prescribed in
169.2paragraph (a) shall be applied to the volume of water used in each of the months of June,
169.3July, and August that exceeds the volume of water used in January for municipal water
169.4use, irrigation of golf courses, and landscape irrigation. The surcharge for municipalities
169.5with more than one permit shall be determined based on the total appropriations from all
169.6permits that supply a common distribution system.

169.7    Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.281, is amended by adding a
169.8subdivision to read:
169.9    Subd. 4. Penalty for noncompliant reporting. The commissioner may assess
169.10penalties for noncompliant reporting of water use information as provided in this section.
169.11The penalty is ten percent of the annual water use permit processing fee.

169.12    Sec. 23. [103G.299] ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES.
169.13    Subdivision 1. Authority to issue penalty orders. (a) As provided in paragraph
169.14(b), the commissioner may issue an order requiring violations to be corrected and
169.15administratively assessing monetary penalties for violations of sections 103G.271 and
169.16103G.275, and any rules adopted under those sections.
169.17(b) An order under this section may be issued to a person for water appropriation
169.18activities without a required permit.
169.19(c) The order must be issued as provided in this section and in accordance with
169.20the plan prepared under subdivision 12.
169.21    Subd. 2. Amount of penalty; considerations. (a) The commissioner may issue
169.22orders assessing administrative penalties based on potential for harm and deviation from
169.23compliance. For a violation that presents: (1) a minor potential for harm and deviation
169.24from compliance, the penalty will be no more than $1,000; (2) a moderate potential for
169.25harm and deviation from compliance, the penalty will be no more than $10,000; and (3)
169.26a severe potential for harm and deviation from compliance, the penalty will be no more
169.27than $20,000.
169.28(b) In determining the amount of a penalty the commissioner may consider:
169.29(1) the gravity of the violation, including potential for, or real, damage to the public
169.30interest or natural resources of the state;
169.31(2) the history of past violations;
169.32(3) the number of violations;
169.33(4) the economic benefit gained by the person by allowing or committing the
169.34violation based on data from local or state bureaus or educational institutions; and
170.1(5) other factors as justice may require, if the commissioner specifically identifies
170.2the additional factors in the commissioner's order.
170.3(c) For a violation after an initial violation, including a continuation of the initial
170.4violation, the commissioner must, in determining the amount of a penalty, consider the
170.5factors in paragraph (b) and the:
170.6(1) similarity of the most recent previous violation and the violation to be penalized;
170.7(2) time elapsed since the last violation;
170.8(3) number of previous violations; and
170.9(4) response of the person to the most recent previous violation identified.
170.10    Subd. 3. Contents of order. An order assessing an administrative penalty under
170.11this section must include:
170.12(1) a concise statement of the facts alleged to constitute a violation;
170.13(2) a reference to the section of the statute, rule, order, or term or condition of
170.14a permit that has been violated;
170.15(3) a statement of the amount of the administrative penalty to be imposed and the
170.16factors upon which the penalty is based; and
170.17(4) a statement of the person's right to review of the order.
170.18    Subd. 4. Corrective order. (a) The commissioner may issue an order assessing a
170.19penalty and requiring the violations cited in the order to be corrected within a time period
170.20specified by the commissioner.
170.21(b) The person to whom the order was issued must provide information to the
170.22commissioner before the 31st day after the order was received demonstrating that the
170.23violation has been corrected or that appropriate steps toward correcting the violation
170.24have been taken.
170.25(c) The commissioner must determine whether the violation has been corrected and
170.26notify the person subject to the order of the commissioner's determination.
170.27    Subd. 5. Penalty. (a) Unless the person requests review of the order under
170.28subdivision 6 or 7 before the penalty is due, the penalty in the order is due and payable:
170.29(1) on the 31st day after the order was received, if the person subject to the order
170.30fails to provide information to the commissioner showing that the violation has been
170.31corrected or that appropriate steps have been taken toward correcting the violation; or
170.32(2) on the 20th day after the person receives the commissioner's determination under
170.33subdivision 4, paragraph (c), if the person subject to the order has provided information
170.34to the commissioner that the commissioner determines is not sufficient to show that the
170.35violation has been corrected or that appropriate steps have been taken toward correcting
170.36the violation.
171.1(b) The penalty is due by 31 days after the order was received, unless review of the
171.2order under subdivision 6 or 7 has been sought.
171.3(c) Interest at the rate established in section 549.09 begins to accrue on penalties
171.4under this subdivision on the 31st day after the order with the penalty was received.
171.5    Subd. 6. Expedited administrative hearing. (a) Within 30 days after receiving
171.6an order or within 20 days after receiving notice that the commissioner has determined
171.7that a violation has not been corrected or appropriate steps have not been taken, the
171.8person subject to an order under this section may request an expedited hearing, using
171.9the procedures under Minnesota Rules, parts 1400.8510 to 1400.8612, to review the
171.10commissioner's determination. The hearing request must specifically state the reasons
171.11for seeking review of the order. The person to whom the order is directed and the
171.12commissioner are the parties to the expedited hearing. The commissioner must notify the
171.13person to whom the order is directed of the time and place of the hearing at least 20 days
171.14before the hearing. The expedited hearing must be held within 30 days after a request for
171.15hearing has been filed with the commissioner unless the parties agree to a later date.
171.16(b) All written arguments must be submitted within ten days following the close of
171.17the hearing. The hearing must be conducted under Minnesota Rules, parts 1400.8510 to
171.181400.8612, as modified by this subdivision.
171.19(c) The administrative law judge must issue a report making recommendations about
171.20the commissioner's action to the commissioner within 30 days following the close of the
171.21record. The administrative law judge may not recommend a change in the amount of the
171.22proposed penalty unless the administrative law judge determines that, based on the factors
171.23in subdivision 2, the amount of the penalty is unreasonable.
171.24(d) If the administrative law judge makes a finding that the hearing was requested
171.25solely for purposes of delay or that the hearing request was frivolous, the commissioner
171.26may add to the amount of the penalty the costs charged to the department by the Office of
171.27Administrative Hearings for the hearing.
171.28(e) If a hearing has been held, the commissioner may not issue a final order until at
171.29least five days after receipt of the report of the administrative law judge. The person to
171.30whom an order is issued may, within those five days, comment to the commissioner on the
171.31recommendations, and the commissioner must consider the comments. The final order
171.32may be appealed in the manner provided in sections 14.63 to 14.69.
171.33(f) If a hearing has been held and a final order issued by the commissioner, the
171.34penalty must be paid by 30 days after the date the final order is received unless review of
171.35the final order is requested under sections 14.63 to 14.69. If review is not requested or the
172.1order is reviewed and upheld, the amount due is the penalty, together with interest accruing
172.2from 31 days after the original order was received at the rate established in section 549.09.
172.3    Subd. 7. Mediation. In addition to review under subdivision 6, the commissioner
172.4may enter into mediation concerning an order issued under this section if the commissioner
172.5and the person to whom the order is issued both agree to mediation.
172.6    Subd. 8. Penalties due and payable. The commissioner may enforce penalties that
172.7are due and payable under this section in any manner provided by law for the collection
172.8of debts.
172.9    Subd. 9. Revocation and suspension of permit. If a person fails to pay a penalty
172.10owed under this section, the commissioner has grounds to revoke a permit or to refuse
172.11to amend a permit or issue a new permit.
172.12    Subd. 10. Cumulative remedy. The authority of the commissioner to issue a
172.13corrective order assessing penalties is in addition to other remedies available under statutory
172.14or common law, except that the state may not seek civil penalties under any other provision
172.15of law for the violations covered by the administrative penalty order. The payment of a
172.16penalty does not preclude the use of other enforcement provisions, under which penalties
172.17are not assessed, in connection with the violation for which the penalty was assessed.
172.18    Subd. 11. Deposit of fees. Fees collected under this section must be credited to the
172.19water management account in the natural resources fund.
172.20    Subd. 12. Plan for use of administrative penalties. The commissioner must
172.21prepare a plan for using the administrative penalty authority in this section. The plan must
172.22include explanations for how the commissioner will determine whether violations are
172.23minor, moderate, or severe. The commissioner must provide a 30-day period for public
172.24comment on the plan. The plan must be finalized within six months after the effective
172.25date of this section.
172.26EFFECTIVE DATE.Subdivisions 1 to 11 of this section are effective January 1,
172.272015. Subdivision 12 of this section is effective July 1, 2014.

172.28    Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.151, as amended by Laws 2014,
172.29chapter 225, section 4, is amended to read:
172.30115A.151 RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS; PUBLIC ENTITIES;
172.31COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS; SPORTS FACILITIES.
172.32(a) A public entity, the owner of a sports facility, and an owner of a commercial
172.33building shall:
173.1(1) ensure that facilities under its control, from which mixed municipal solid waste
173.2is collected, also collect at least three recyclable materials, such as, but not limited to,
173.3paper, glass, plastic, and metal; and
173.4(2) transfer all recyclable materials collected to a recycler.
173.5(b) For the purposes of this section:
173.6(1) "public entity" means the state, an office, agency, or institution of the state,
173.7the Metropolitan Council, a metropolitan agency, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control
173.8Commission, the legislature, the courts, a county, a statutory or home rule charter city, a
173.9town, a school district, a special taxing district, or any entity that receives an appropriation
173.10from the state for a capital improvement project after August 1, 2002;
173.11(2) "metropolitan agency" and "Metropolitan Council," have the meanings given
173.12them in section 473.121;
173.13(3) "Metropolitan Mosquito Control Commission" means the commission created
173.14in section 473.702; and
173.15(4) "commercial building" means a building that:
173.16(i) is located in a metropolitan county, as defined in section 473.121;
173.17(ii) contains a business classified in sectors 42 to 81 under the North American
173.18Industrial Classification System; and
173.19(iii) contracts for four cubic yards or more per week of solid waste collection.; and
173.20(5) "sports facility" means a professional or collegiate sports facility at which
173.21competitions take place before a public audience.
173.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective January 1, 2015.

173.23    Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.55, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
173.24    Subd. 4. Statewide source reduction goal. (a) It is a goal of the state that there
173.25be a minimum ten percent per capita reduction in the amount of mixed and counties to
173.26reduce the generation of municipal solid waste generated in the state by December 31,
173.272000, based on a reasonable estimate of the amount of mixed municipal solid waste that
173.28was generated in calendar year 1993.
173.29(b) As part of the 1997 report required under section 115A.411, the commissioner
173.30shall submit to the senate and house of representatives committees having jurisdiction
173.31over environment and natural resources and environment and natural resources finance
173.32a proposed strategy for meeting the goal in paragraph (a). The strategy must include a
173.33discussion of the different reduction potentials to be found in various sectors and may
173.34include recommended interim goals. The commissioner shall report progress on meeting
174.1the goal in paragraph (a), as well as recommendations and revisions to the proposed
174.2strategy, as part of the 1999 report required under section 115A.411.
174.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

174.4    Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.551, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
174.5    Subdivision 1. Definition. (a) For the purposes of this section, "recycling" means,
174.6in addition to the meaning given in section 115A.03, subdivision 25b, yard waste and
174.7source-separated compostable materials composting, and recycling that occurs through
174.8mechanical or hand separation of materials that are then delivered for reuse in their
174.9original form or for use in manufacturing processes that do not cause the destruction of
174.10recyclable materials in a manner that precludes further use.
174.11(b) For the purposes of this section, "total solid waste generation" means the total
174.12by weight of:
174.13(1) materials separated for recycling;
174.14(2) materials separated for yard waste and source-separated compostable materials
174.15composting;
174.16(3) mixed municipal solid waste plus yard waste, motor and vehicle fluids and
174.17filters, tires, lead acid batteries, and major appliances; and
174.18(4) residential waste materials that would be mixed municipal solid waste but for
174.19the fact that they are not collected as such.
174.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

174.21    Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.551, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
174.22    Subd. 2a. Supplementary County recycling goals. (a) By December 31, 1996
174.23 2030, each county will have as a goal to recycle the following amounts:
174.24(1) for a county outside of the metropolitan area, 35 percent by weight of total
174.25solid waste generation; and
174.26(2) for a metropolitan county, 50 75 percent by weight of total solid waste generation.
174.27(b) Each county will develop and implement or require political subdivisions within
174.28the county to develop and implement programs, practices, or methods designed to meet its
174.29recycling goal. Nothing in this section or in any other law may be construed to prohibit a
174.30county from establishing a higher recycling goal.
174.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

174.32    Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.557, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
175.1    Subd. 2. Purposes for which money may be spent. (a) A county receiving money
175.2distributed by the commissioner under this section may use the money only for the
175.3development and implementation of programs to:
175.4(1) reduce the amount of solid waste generated;
175.5(2) recycle the maximum amount of solid waste technically feasible;
175.6(3) create and support markets for recycled products;
175.7(4) remove problem materials from the solid waste stream and develop proper
175.8disposal options for them;
175.9(5) inform and educate all sectors of the public about proper solid waste management
175.10procedures;
175.11(6) provide technical assistance to public and private entities to ensure proper solid
175.12waste management;
175.13(7) provide educational, technical, and financial assistance for litter prevention; and
175.14(8) process mixed municipal solid waste generated in the county at a resource
175.15recovery facility located in Minnesota; and
175.16(9) compost source-separated compostable materials, including the provision of
175.17receptacles for residential composting.
175.18(b) Beginning in fiscal year 2015 and continuing thereafter, of any money distributed
175.19by the commissioner under this section to a metropolitan county, as defined in section
175.20473.121, subdivision 4, that exceeds the amount the county was eligible to receive under
175.21this section in fiscal year 2014: (1) at least 50 percent must be expended on activities
175.22in paragraph (a), clause (9); and (2) the remainder must be expended on activities in
175.23paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (7) and (9) that advance the county toward achieving its
175.24recycling goal under section 115A.551.
175.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

175.26    Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.557, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
175.27    Subd. 3. Eligibility to receive money. (a) To be eligible to receive money distributed
175.28by the commissioner under this section, a county shall within one year of October 4, 1989:
175.29(1) create a separate account in its general fund to credit the money; and
175.30(2) set up accounting procedures to ensure that money in the separate account is
175.31spent only for the purposes in subdivision 2.
175.32(b) In each following year, each county shall also:
175.33(1) have in place an approved solid waste management plan or master plan including
175.34a recycling implementation strategy under section 115A.551, subdivision 7, and a
176.1household hazardous waste management plan under section 115A.96, subdivision 6,
176.2by the dates specified in those provisions;
176.3(2) submit a report by April 1 of each year to the commissioner, which may be
176.4submitted electronically and must be posted on the agency's Web site, detailing for the
176.5previous calendar year:
176.6(i) how the money was spent including, but not limited to, specific recycling and
176.7composting activities undertaken to increase the county's proportion of solid waste
176.8recycled in order to achieve its recycling goal established in section 115A.551; specific
176.9information on the number of employees performing SCORE planning, oversight, and
176.10administration; the percentage of those employees' total work time allocated to SCORE
176.11planning, oversight, and administration; the specific duties and responsibilities of those
176.12employees; and the amount of staff salary for these SCORE duties and responsibilities of
176.13the employees; and
176.14(ii) the resulting gains achieved in solid waste management practices; and
176.15(3) provide evidence to the commissioner that local revenue equal to 25 percent of
176.16the money sought for distribution under this section will be spent for the purposes in
176.17subdivision 2.
176.18(c) The commissioner shall withhold all or part of the funds to be distributed
176.19to a county under this section if the county fails to comply with this subdivision and
176.20subdivision 2.
176.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

176.22    Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 116V.03, is amended to read:
176.23116V.03 APPROPRIATION.
176.24$1,000,000 in fiscal year 2014 and each year thereafter is appropriated from the
176.25general fund to the commissioner of revenue for transfer to the agricultural project
176.26utilization account in the special revenue fund for the Agricultural Utilization Research
176.27Institute established under section 116V.01.

176.28    Sec. 31. [168.1295] STATE PARKS AND TRAILS PLATES.
176.29    Subdivision 1. General requirements and procedures. (a) The commissioner shall
176.30issue state parks and trails plates to an applicant who:
176.31(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, recreational vehicle, one ton
176.32pickup truck, or motorcycle;
176.33(2) pays a fee of $10 to cover the costs of handling and manufacturing the plates;
177.1(3) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;
177.2(4) pays the fees required under this chapter;
177.3(5) contributes a minimum of $50 annually to the state parks and trails donation
177.4account established in section 85.056; and
177.5(6) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles
177.6and licensing of drivers.
177.7(b) The state parks and trails plate application must indicate that the contribution
177.8specified under paragraph (a), clause (5), is a minimum contribution to receive the plate
177.9and that the applicant may make an additional contribution to the account.
177.10(c) State parks and trails plates may be personalized according to section 168.12,
177.11subdivision 2a.
177.12    Subd. 2. Design. After consultation with interested groups, the commissioners of
177.13natural resources and public safety shall jointly select a suitable symbol for use by the
177.14commissioner of public safety to design the state parks and trails plates.
177.15    Subd. 3. No refund. Contributions under this section must not be refunded.
177.16    Subd. 4. Plate transfers. Notwithstanding section 168.12, subdivision 1, on
177.17payment of a transfer fee of $5, plates issued under this section may be transferred to
177.18another passenger automobile registered to the person to whom the plates were issued.
177.19    Subd. 5. Contribution and fees credited. Contributions under subdivision 1,
177.20paragraph (a), clause (5), must be paid to the commissioner and credited to the state
177.21parks and trails donation account established in section 85.056. The other fees collected
177.22under this section must be deposited in the vehicle services operating account of the
177.23special revenue fund under section 299A.705.
177.24    Subd. 6. Record. The commissioner shall maintain a record of the number of
177.25plates issued under this section.
177.26    Subd. 7. Exemption. Special plates issued under this section are not subject to
177.27section 168.1293, subdivision 2.
177.28EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment and
177.29applies to applications submitted on or after January 1, 2016, or the date the new driver and
177.30vehicle services information technology system is implemented, whichever comes later.

177.31    Sec. 32. [347.57] DEFINITIONS.
177.32    Subdivision 1. Terms. The definitions in this section apply to sections 347.57
177.33to 347.64.
177.34    Subd. 2. Animal. "Animal" means a dog or a cat.
177.35    Subd. 3. Board. "Board" means the Board of Animal Health.
178.1    Subd. 4. Cat. "Cat" means a mammal that is wholly or in part of the species Felis
178.2domesticus. An adult cat is a cat 28 weeks of age or older. A kitten is a cat under 28
178.3weeks of age.
178.4    Subd. 5. Commercial breeder. "Commercial breeder" means a person who
178.5possesses or has an ownership interest in animals and is engaged in the business of
178.6breeding animals for sale or for exchange in return for consideration, and who possesses
178.7ten or more adult intact animals and whose animals produce more than five total litters of
178.8puppies or kittens per year.
178.9    Subd. 6. Confinement area. "Confinement area" means a structure used or
178.10designed for use to restrict an animal to a limited amount of space, such as a room, pen,
178.11cage, kennel, compartment, crate, or hutch.
178.12    Subd. 7. Dog. "Dog" means a mammal that is wholly or in part of the species Canis
178.13familiaris. An adult dog is a dog 28 weeks of age or older. A puppy is a dog under 28
178.14weeks of age.
178.15    Subd. 8. Facility. "Facility" means the place used by a commercial breeder for
178.16breeding animals, and includes all buildings, property, confinement areas, and vehicles.
178.17    Subd. 9. Local animal control authority. "Local animal control authority" means
178.18an agency of the state, county, municipality, or other political subdivision of the state that
178.19is responsible for animal control operations in its jurisdiction.
178.20    Subd. 10. Person. "Person" means a natural person, firm, partnership, corporation,
178.21or association, however organized.
178.22    Subd. 11. Possess. "Possess" means to have custody of or have control over.
178.23    Subd. 12. Veterinarian. "Veterinarian" means a veterinarian in good standing and
178.24licensed in the state of Minnesota.

178.25    Sec. 33. [347.58] LICENSING AND INSPECTIONS.
178.26    Subdivision 1. Licensing. (a) The board may grant an operating license to a
178.27commercial breeder and must enforce sections 347.58 to 347.64.
178.28    (b) Beginning July 1, 2015, a commercial breeder must obtain an annual license
178.29for each facility it owns or operates. More than one building on the same premises is
178.30considered one facility. The initial prelicense inspection fee and the annual license fee is
178.31$10 per adult intact animal, but each fee must not exceed $250.
178.32    (c) The board must perform an announced initial prelicense inspection within 60
178.33days from the date of receiving a license application. A commercial breeder is not in
178.34violation of this section if the commercial breeder has filed a completed license application
178.35with the board and the board has not performed the initial prelicense inspection. The
179.1board must inspect a commercial breeder's facility before an initial license is issued. The
179.2initial prelicense inspection fee must be included with the license application. Upon
179.3completion of the inspection, the inspector must provide the commercial breeder an
179.4inspection certificate signed by the inspector in a format approved by the board.
179.5    (d) The license application must indicate if a commercial breeder operates under
179.6more than one name from a single location or has an ownership interest in any other
179.7facility. License holders must keep separate records for each business name.
179.8    (e) The application must include a statement that includes the following information:
179.9    (1) whether any license held by an applicant under this section or under any other
179.10federal, state, county, or local law, ordinance, or other regulation relating to breeding cats
179.11or dogs was ever suspended, revoked, or denied; and
179.12    (2) whether the applicant was ever convicted of animal cruelty.
179.13    (f) An application from a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company must
179.14include the name and address of all partners, directors, officers, or members and must
179.15include a notation of any partners, directors, officers, members, or others authorized to
179.16represent the partnership, corporation, or limited liability company.
179.17    (g) A nonresident applicant must consent to adjudication of any violation under the
179.18laws of the state of Minnesota and in Minnesota courts.
179.19    (h) A license issued under this section is not transferable.
179.20    (i) A license holder must apply for license renewal annually by submitting a renewal
179.21application on a form approved by the board. The license renewal application must be
179.22postmarked or submitted electronically in a method approved by the board by July 1
179.23of each year. The board may assess a late renewal penalty of up to 50 percent of the
179.24license fee. If a license is not renewed by August 1, the board may require the commercial
179.25breeder to reapply for an initial license.
179.26    (j) A commercial breeder must submit to the board an annual report by July 1 on a
179.27form prepared by the board. The form must include the current number of cats and dogs at
179.28the facility on the date of the report, the number of animals during the preceding year that
179.29were sold, traded, bartered, leased, brokered, given away, euthanized, or deceased from
179.30other causes, and any other information required by the board.
179.31    (k) If a commercial breeder is required to be licensed by the United States
179.32Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture inspection reports
179.33and records relating to animal care plans and veterinary care must be made available
179.34during an inspection, upon request.
179.35    (l) A commercial breeder must prominently display the commercial breeder's license
179.36at each facility.
180.1(m) A commercial breeder's state license number or a symbol approved by the board
180.2must be included in all of the commercial breeder's advertisements or promotions that
180.3pertain to animals being sold or traded including, but not limited to, all newspapers,
180.4Internet, radio, or flyers.
180.5    (n) A commercial breeder must notify the board by certified mail or electronically
180.6in a method approved by the board within ten days of any change in address, name,
180.7management, or substantial control and ownership of the business or operation.
180.8    (o) The board must refuse to issue an initial license when a commercial breeder:
180.9(1) is in violation of section 343.21; 343.24; 343.27; 343.28; 343.31; 343.37; 346.37;
180.10346.38; 346.39; 346.44; or 346.155;
180.11(2) has failed to meet any of the requirements of this section and section 347.59;
180.12(3) is in violation of a local ordinance regarding breeders;
180.13    (4) has been convicted, other than a petty misdemeanor conviction, of cruelty to
180.14animals under Minnesota law or a substantially similar animal cruelty law of another
180.15jurisdiction;
180.16    (5) has had a substantially similar license denied, revoked, or suspended by another
180.17federal or state authority within the last five years; or
180.18    (6) has falsified any material information requested by the board.
180.19    (p) A person who has been an officer, agent, direct family member, or employee of a
180.20commercial breeder whose license was revoked or suspended and who was responsible for
180.21or participated in the violation that was a basis for the revocation or suspension may not
180.22be licensed while the revocation or suspension is in effect.
180.23    Subd. 2. Inspections. (a) The board must inspect each licensed facility at least
180.24annually. The inspection must be with the commercial breeder or an agent of the
180.25commercial breeder present. The inspector must submit an inspection report to the board
180.26within ten days of each inspection on a form prepared by the board. The inspection report
180.27form must list separately each law, rule, regulation, and ordinance the facility is not in
180.28compliance with and what correction is required for compliance. The inspection report
180.29form must document the animal inventory on the date of the inspection.
180.30(b) If, after the prelicense inspection, the commercial breeder has two consecutive
180.31years of inspections with no violations, the board must inspect the commercial breeder at
180.32least every two years. If the commercial breeder has any violations during an inspection or
180.33if the board has cause, the board must inspect the commercial breeder at least annually.
180.34(c) If a license to operate is suspended, revoked, or denied, the board must be granted
180.35access to the facility during normal business hours to verify that it is not operating.
181.1    Subd. 3. Record requirements. (a) The commercial breeder must keep records on
181.2each animal at the facility that includes:
181.3(1) the name, address, and United States Department of Agriculture license number,
181.4if applicable, from whom an animal was received; the date the commercial breeder
181.5received the animal; the date of the animal's birth; the breed, sex, color, and identifying
181.6marks of the animal; any identifying tag, tattoo, microchip, or collar number; worming
181.7treatments, vaccinations, and name of the person who administered the vaccination;
181.8medication received by the animal while in the possession of the commercial breeder; and
181.9any disease conditions diagnosed by a veterinarian; and
181.10(2) the name and address of the person or entity to whom an animal was transferred.
181.11(b) The commercial breeder must maintain a copy of the records required to be
181.12kept under this subdivision for two years.
181.13    Subd. 4. Veterinary protocol. (a) A commercial breeder must establish and
181.14maintain a written protocol for disease control and prevention, euthanasia, and veterinary
181.15care of animals at each facility. The initial protocol must be developed under the direction
181.16and supervision of the board. A commercial breeder must maintain a written protocol that
181.17is updated at least every 12 months and that is signed and dated by the board or by a
181.18veterinarian along with the commercial breeder. The written protocol must be available to
181.19the board upon request or at the time of inspection.
181.20(b) An animal sold or otherwise distributed by a commercial breeder must be
181.21accompanied by a veterinary health certificate completed by a veterinarian. The certificate
181.22must be completed within 30 days prior to the sale or distribution and must indicate that
181.23the animal is current with vaccinations and has no signs of infectious or contagious
181.24diseases. The certificate accompanying an adult dog that was not spayed or neutered must
181.25indicate that the dog has no signs of infectious or contagious diseases and was tested for
181.26canine brucellosis with a test approved by the board and found to be negative.
181.27    Subd. 5. Posting of information. The board must maintain and post in a timely
181.28manner on its Web site a list of commercial breeders licensed and in good standing
181.29under this section.

181.30    Sec. 34. [347.59] STANDARDS OF CARE.
181.31    (a) A commercial breeder must comply with chapters 343 and 346.
181.32    (b) A commercial breeder must ensure that animals that are part of the commercial
181.33breeder's breeding business operations are cared for as follows:
181.34    (1) cats must not be housed in outdoor confinement areas;
182.1    (2) animals exercised in groups must be compatible and show no signs of contagious
182.2or infectious disease;
182.3    (3) females in estrus must not be housed in the same confinement area with
182.4unneutered males, except for breeding purposes;
182.5    (4) animals must be provided daily enrichment and must be provided positive physical
182.6contact with human beings and compatible animals at least twice daily unless a veterinarian
182.7determines such activities would adversely affect the health or well-being of the animal;
182.8    (5) animals must not be sold, traded, or given away before the age of eight weeks
182.9unless a veterinarian determines it would be in the best interests of the health or well-being
182.10of the animal;
182.11    (6) the commercial breeder must provide identification and tracking for each animal,
182.12which is not transferable to another animal; and
182.13    (7) the commercial breeder must provide adequate staff to maintain the facility and
182.14observe each animal daily to monitor each animal's health and well-being, and to properly
182.15care for the animals.
182.16    (c) A commercial breeder must not knowingly hire staff or independent contractors
182.17who have been convicted of cruelty to animals under the law of any jurisdiction.
182.18(d) A commercial breeder must comply with any additional standards the board
182.19considers necessary to protect the public health and welfare of animals covered under
182.20sections 347.57 to 347.61. The standards must be established by rule.
182.21(e) A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed breeder or dealer
182.22who is in compliance with the minimum USDA regulations governing the license holder
182.23as they relate to animal confinement areas as of the effective date of this section does not
182.24have to comply with the minimum confinement area measurements under section 346.39,
182.25subdivision 4, for existing confinement areas in each facility the breeder or dealer owns. If
182.26a USDA-licensed breeder or dealer builds a new confinement area after the effective date
182.27of this section, those minimum standards must meet or exceed the minimum specifications
182.28as they relate to confinement area size under section 346.39, subdivision 4.

182.29    Sec. 35. [347.60] INVESTIGATIONS.
182.30(a) The board must initiate an investigation upon receiving a formal complaint
182.31alleging violations of section 347.58 or 347.59.
182.32(b) When a local animal control authority, a peace officer, or a humane agent
182.33appointed under section 343.01 is made aware of an alleged violation under this chapter
182.34or chapter 343 or 346, committed by a commercial breeder, the local animal control
183.1authority, peace officer, or humane agent appointed under section 343.01 must report the
183.2alleged violation in a timely manner to the board.

183.3    Sec. 36. [347.61] CIVIL ENFORCEMENT.
183.4    Subdivision 1. Correction orders. (a) The board may issue a correction order
183.5requiring a commercial breeder to correct a violation of state statutes, rules, and
183.6regulations governing breeding facilities. The correction order must state the deficiencies
183.7that constitute the violation; the specific statute, rule, or regulation violated; and when
183.8the violation must be corrected.
183.9    (b) A commercial breeder may ask the board to reconsider any portion of the
183.10correction order that the commercial breeder believes is in error. The request for
183.11reconsideration must be made in writing by certified mail or electronically in a method
183.12approved by the board within seven days after receipt of the correction order. The
183.13request for reconsideration does not stay the correction order. The board must respond
183.14to the request for reconsideration within 15 days after receiving a request. The board's
183.15disposition of a request for reconsideration is final. The board may extend the time for
183.16complying with a correction order after receiving a request for reconsideration if necessary.
183.17    (c) The board must reinspect the facility within 15 days after the time for correcting
183.18the violation has passed to determine whether the violation has been corrected. If the
183.19violation has been corrected, the board must notify the commercial breeder in writing that
183.20the commercial breeder is in compliance with the correction order. The board may charge
183.21a reinspection fee to determine if a previous violation has been corrected.
183.22    Subd. 2. Administrative penalty orders. After the inspection required under
183.23subdivision 1, paragraph (c), the board may issue an order requiring violations to
183.24be corrected and administratively assessing monetary penalties for violations. The
183.25administrative penalty order must include a citation of the statute, rule, or regulation
183.26violated; a description of the violation; and the amount of the penalty for each violation. A
183.27single correction order may assess a maximum administrative penalty of $5,000.
183.28    Subd. 3. Injunctive relief. In addition to any other remedy provided by law, the
183.29board may bring an action for injunctive relief in the district court in Ramsey County or in
183.30the county in which a violation of the statutes, rules, or regulations governing the breeding
183.31of cats and dogs occurred to enjoin the violation.
183.32    Subd. 4. Cease and desist. The board must issue an order to cease a practice if its
183.33continuation would result in an immediate risk to animal welfare or public health. An
183.34order issued under this subdivision is effective for a maximum of 72 hours. The board or
183.35its designated agent must seek an injunction or take other administrative action authorized
184.1by law to restrain a practice beyond 72 hours. The issuance of a cease-and-desist order
184.2does not preclude other enforcement action by the board.
184.3    Subd. 5. Refusal to reissue license; license suspension or revocation. (a) The
184.4board may suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a license as follows:
184.5    (1) for failure to comply with a correction order;
184.6    (2) for failure to pay an administrative penalty;
184.7    (3) for failure to meet the requirements of section 347.58 or 347.59; or
184.8    (4) for falsifying information requested by the board.
184.9A license suspension, revocation, or nonrenewal may be appealed through the Office of
184.10Administrative Hearings. A notice of intent to appeal must be filed in writing with the
184.11board within 20 days after receipt of the notice of suspension, revocation, or nonrenewal.
184.12    (b) The board must revoke a license if a commercial breeder has been convicted
184.13of cruelty to animals under Minnesota law or a substantially similar animal cruelty law
184.14of another jurisdiction, or for the denial, revocation, or suspension of a similar license
184.15by another federal or state authority. A license revocation under this subdivision may be
184.16appealed through the Office of Administrative Hearings. A notice of intent to appeal must
184.17be filed in writing with the board within 20 days after receipt of the notice of revocation.
184.18    (c) A commercial breeder whose license is revoked may not reapply for licensure for
184.19two years after the date of revocation. The license is permanently revoked if the basis for
184.20the revocation was a gross misdemeanor or felony conviction for animal cruelty.
184.21    (d) A commercial breeder whose license is suspended or revoked two times is
184.22permanently barred from licensure.
184.23    Subd. 6. Administrative hearing rights. (a) Except as provided in paragraph
184.24(b), if the board proposes to refuse to renew, suspend, or revoke a license, the board
184.25must first notify the commercial breeder in writing of the proposed action and provide an
184.26opportunity to request a hearing under the contested case provisions of chapter 14. If the
184.27commercial breeder does not request a hearing within 20 days after receipt of the notice of
184.28the proposed action, the board may proceed with the action without a hearing.
184.29    (b) The contested case provisions of chapter 14 do not apply when the board denies
184.30a license based on an applicant's failure to meet the minimum qualifications for licensure.
184.31    (c) A commercial breeder may appeal the amount of an administrative penalty
184.32order through the Office of Administrative Hearings pursuant to the procedures set forth
184.33in chapter 14. A commercial breeder wishing to file an appeal must notify the board in
184.34writing within 20 days after receipt of the administrative penalty order.
184.35    Subd. 7. Other jurisdictions. The board may accept as prima facie evidence of
184.36grounds for an enforcement action under this section any enforcement or disciplinary
185.1action from another jurisdiction, if the underlying violation would be grounds for a
185.2violation under the provisions of this section.
185.3    Subd. 8. Appeals. A final order by the board may be appealed to the Minnesota
185.4Court of Appeals.

185.5    Sec. 37. [347.615] BIOSECURITY; ENTRY INTO FACILITIES.
185.6No law enforcement officer, agent of the board, or other official may enter a
185.7commercial breeder facility unless the person follows either the biosecurity procedure
185.8issued by the board or a reasonable biosecurity procedure maintained and prominently
185.9posted by the commercial breeder at each entry to a facility, whichever is more stringent.
185.10This section does not apply in emergency or exigent circumstances.

185.11    Sec. 38. [347.62] PENALTIES.
185.12    (a) A violation of section 347.58 or 347.59 that results in cruelty or torture to an
185.13animal, as those terms are defined in section 343.20, subdivision 3, is subject to the
185.14penalties in section 343.21, subdivisions 9 and 10, relating to pet or companion animals.
185.15    (b) It is a misdemeanor to falsify information in a license application, annual report,
185.16or record.
185.17    (c) It is a misdemeanor for an unlicensed commercial breeder to advertise animals
185.18for sale.
185.19(d) It is a misdemeanor for a commercial breeder to operate without a license.

185.20    Sec. 39. [347.63] DOG AND CAT BREEDERS LICENSING ACCOUNT;
185.21APPROPRIATION.
185.22A dog and cat breeders licensing account is created in the special revenue fund.
185.23All fees and penalties collected by the board under sections 347.58 to 347.62 must be
185.24deposited in the state treasury and credited to the dog and cat breeders licensing account
185.25in the special revenue fund. Money in the account, including interest on the account, is
185.26annually appropriated to the board to administer those sections.

185.27    Sec. 40. [347.64] APPLICABILITY.
185.28Sections 347.57 to 347.63 do not apply to:
185.29(1) any species other than dogs and cats as they are defined in section 347.57; and
185.30(2) veterinary clinics or veterinary hospitals.

186.1    Sec. 41. Laws 2008, chapter 363, article 5, section 4, subdivision 7, as amended by
186.2Laws 2009, chapter 37, article 1, section 61, is amended to read:
186.3
Subd. 7.Fish and Wildlife Management
123,000
119,000
186.4
Appropriations by Fund
186.5
General
-0-
(427,000)
186.6
Game and Fish
123,000
546,000
186.7$329,000 in 2009 is a reduction for fish and
186.8wildlife management.
186.9$46,000 in 2009 is a reduction in the
186.10appropriation for the Minnesota Shooting
186.11Sports Education Center.
186.12$52,000 in 2009 is a reduction for licensing.
186.13$123,000 in 2008 and $246,000 in 2009 are
186.14from the game and fish fund to implement
186.15fish virus surveillance, prepare infrastructure
186.16to handle possible outbreaks, and implement
186.17control procedures for highest risk waters
186.18and fish production operations. This is a
186.19onetime appropriation.
186.20Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
186.21297A.94 , paragraph (e), $300,000 in 2009
186.22is from the second year appropriation in
186.23Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 4,
186.24subdivision 7, from the heritage enhancement
186.25account in the game and fish fund to study,
186.26predesign, and design a shooting sports
186.27facility in the seven-county metropolitan
186.28area for shooting sports facilities. Of this
186.29amount, $100,000 is for a grant to the Itasca
186.30County Gun Club for shooting sports facility
186.31improvements; and the remaining balance
186.32is for trap shooting facility grants under
186.33Minnesota Statutes, section 87A.10. This is
186.34available onetime only and is available until
186.35expended.
187.1$300,000 in 2009 is appropriated from the
187.2game and fish fund for only activities that
187.3improve, enhance, or protect fish and wildlife
187.4resources. This is a onetime appropriation.

187.5    Sec. 42. Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 4, section 47, is amended by adding an
187.6effective date to read:
187.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective June 1, 2013.
187.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from June 1, 2013.

187.9    Sec. 43. APIARY PROGRAM.
187.10No later than January 15, 2015, the commissioner of agriculture shall report to
187.11the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over agriculture
187.12regarding re-establishing an apiary program. The report shall include, at a minimum,
187.13recommendations on (1) prevention of diseases and exotic pests; (2) sanitary inspection
187.14of apiaries, including notification of diseases, nuisances, and quarantines; (3) an apiary
187.15location registry, to facilitate agency response to pollinator deaths or illnesses and for
187.16pesticide applicators to be aware of apiaries to avoid impacts, including data practices
187.17and privacy protections; and (4) the public benefit of an apiary program and the fiscal
187.18costs associated with a program.

187.19    Sec. 44. INVASIVE TERRESTRIAL PLANTS AND PESTS CENTER.
187.20    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota
187.21is requested to establish an Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center to prevent and
187.22minimize the threats posed by terrestrial invasive plants, other weeds, pathogens, and
187.23pests in order to protect the state's prairies, forests, wetlands, and agricultural resources.
187.24With the approval of the board, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource
187.25Science, in coordination with the College of Biological Sciences, shall administer the
187.26center utilizing the following departments:
187.27(1) Entomology;
187.28(2) Plant Pathology;
187.29(3) Forest Resources;
187.30(4) Horticultural Science;
187.31(5) Fisheries Wildlife and Conservation Biology;
187.32(6) Agronomy and Plant Genetics;
188.1(7) Plant Biology; and
188.2(8) Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior.
188.3The college may also utilize the following research and outreach centers in
188.4achieving the purposes of this section: Cloquet Forestry Center; North Central Research
188.5and Outreach Center; Northwest Research and Outreach Center; Southern Research and
188.6Outreach Center; Southwest Research and Outreach Center; West Central Research and
188.7Outreach Center; Rosemount Research and Outreach Center; Horticultural Research
188.8Center; and Sand Plain Research Center.
188.9    Subd. 2. Purpose. The purpose of the Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center is
188.10to research and develop effective measures to prevent and minimize the threats posed by
188.11terrestrial invasive plants, pathogens, and pests, including agricultural weeds and pests, in
188.12order to protect the state's native prairies, forests, wetlands, and agricultural resources, by:
188.13(1) creating a prioritized list of pest and plant species that threaten the state's prairies,
188.14forests, wetlands, and agricultural resources and making the list publicly accessible; and
188.15(2) conducting research focused on the species included on the prioritized list
188.16developed under this subdivision that includes:
188.17(i) development of new control methods, including biocontrols;
188.18(ii) development of integrated pest management tools that minimize nontarget
188.19impacts;
188.20(iii) research projects focused on establishment prevention, early detection, and
188.21rapid response;
188.22(iv) an analysis of any consequences related to the management of prioritized species
188.23to the state's water, pollinators, and native prairies and other native species; and
188.24(v) reports on the results that are made publicly accessible.
188.25    Subd. 3. Report. By January 15, 2015, as a condition of the appropriation provided
188.26under this act, the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota shall submit a report
188.27to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate
188.28committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources and
188.29agriculture on: (1) the activities and outcomes of the center; and (2) any recommendations
188.30for additional funding for education, implementation, or other activities.

188.31    Sec. 45. RECOGNITION; COMMERCIAL BREEDER EXCELLENCE.
188.32The Board of Animal Health, in consultation with representatives of the licensed
188.33commercial breeder industry, must develop a program to recognize persons who
189.1demonstrate commercial breeder excellence and exceed the standards and practices
189.2required of commercial breeders under this act.

189.3    Sec. 46. REGISTRATION; INITIAL PRELICENSE INSPECTIONS.
189.4    Subdivision 1. Commercial breeder registration. Beginning July 1, 2014, until
189.5June 30, 2015, a commercial breeder must register each facility it owns or operates by
189.6paying a registration fee not to exceed $250 per facility to the Board of Animal Health.
189.7    Subd. 2. Initial prelicense inspections. Beginning July 1, 2014, the board may
189.8begin the initial prelicense inspections under Minnesota Statutes, section 347.58.
189.9    Subd. 3. Deposits of fees. Fees collected under this section must be deposited in the
189.10dog and cat breeders licensing account in the special revenue fund.

189.11    Sec. 47. RESEARCH DOGS AND CATS.
189.12(a) A higher education research facility that receives public money or a facility that
189.13provides research in collaboration with a higher education facility that confines dogs or
189.14cats for science, education, or research purposes and plans on euthanizing a dog or cat
189.15for other than science, education, or research purposes must first offer the dog or cat
189.16to an animal rescue organization. A facility that is required to offer dogs or cats to an
189.17animal rescue organization under this section may enter into an agreement with the animal
189.18rescue organization to protect the facility. A facility that provides a dog or cat to a rescue
189.19organization under this section is immune from any civil liability that otherwise might
189.20result from its actions, provided that the facility is acting in good faith.
189.21(b) For the purposes of this section, "animal rescue organization" means any
189.22nonprofit organization incorporated for the purpose of rescuing animals in need and
189.23finding permanent, adoptive homes for the animals.
189.24(c) This section expires July 1, 2015.

189.25    Sec. 48. REPEALER.
189.26Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 115A.551, subdivision 2, is repealed.

189.27ARTICLE 14
189.28CLEAN WATER FUND

189.29
Section 1. CLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
189.30The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
189.31agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
189.32clean water fund and are available for the fiscal year indicated for allowable activities
190.1under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figure "2015" used in this
190.2article means that the appropriations listed under it are available for the fiscal year ending
190.3June 30, 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.
190.4
APPROPRIATIONS
190.5
Available for the Year
190.6
Ending June 30
190.7
2015

190.8
Sec. 2. CLEAN WATER
190.9
Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
$
2,450,000
190.10The amounts that may be spent for each
190.11purpose are specified in the following
190.12sections.
190.13
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
190.14Money appropriated in this article may
190.15not be spent on activities unless they are
190.16directly related to and necessary for a
190.17specific appropriation. Money appropriated
190.18in this article must be spent in accordance
190.19with Minnesota Management and Budget's
190.20Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
190.21Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
190.22Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless
190.23otherwise specified in this article, the
190.24appropriations are available until June 30,
190.252016. If a project receives federal funds, the
190.26time period of the appropriation is extended
190.27to equal the availability of federal funding.

190.28
Sec. 3. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
$
200,000
190.29$200,000 in 2015 is for coordination with
190.30the state of Wisconsin and the National
190.31Park Service on comprehensive phosphorus
190.32reduction activities in the Lake St. Croix
190.33portion of the St. Croix River. The agency
190.34shall work with the St. Croix Basin Water
191.1Resources Planning Team and the St. Croix
191.2River Association in implementing the
191.3water monitoring and phosphorus reduction
191.4activities.

191.5
191.6
Sec. 4. BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
$
1,400,000
191.7$150,000 in 2015 is to collaborate with the
191.8commissioner of health and local units of
191.9government in the North and East Metro
191.10Groundwater Management Area through
191.11development or implementation of local
191.12water management plans as provided for in
191.13Minnesota Statutes, chapters 103B, 103C,
191.14103D, and 114D, to identify strategies
191.15for groundwater protection and potential
191.16locations for infiltration projects and
191.17practices, including potential wetland
191.18restoration, enhancement, or creation that
191.19would contribute to groundwater recharge,
191.20surface water enhancement, and wellhead
191.21protection. Areas in the Mississippi River
191.22flyway, or that also provide habitat for
191.23waterfowl production, fish spawning, or
191.24other fish or wildlife habitat, should be
191.25specifically identified. This appropriation is
191.26available until June 30, 2017.
191.27$250,000 in 2015 is to collaborate with
191.28the commissioner of health and local units
191.29of government in the Bonanza Valley
191.30Groundwater Management Area and Straight
191.31River Groundwater Management Area
191.32through development or implementation
191.33of local water management plans as
191.34provided for in Minnesota Statutes, chapters
191.35103B, 103C, 103D, and 114D, to identify
192.1strategies for groundwater protection and
192.2potential locations for infiltration projects
192.3and practices, including potential wetland
192.4restoration, enhancement, or creation that
192.5would contribute to groundwater recharge
192.6and wellhead protection. Areas in the
192.7Mississippi River flyway, or that also provide
192.8habitat for waterfowl production, fish
192.9spawning, or other fish or wildlife habitat,
192.10should be specifically identified. This
192.11appropriation is available until June 30, 2017.
192.12$100,000 in 2015 is for a workshop for public
192.13works professionals or other local officials
192.14that promote landscape best management
192.15practices that keep water on the land,
192.16including rain gardens, within the North and
192.17East Metro Groundwater Management Area
192.18and for grants to local units of government
192.19in the North and East Metro Groundwater
192.20Management Area to keep water on the land.
192.21$900,000 in 2015 is added to the
192.22appropriation to the Board of Water and Soil
192.23Resources for grants in Laws 2013, chapter
192.24137, article 2, section 7, paragraph (b).
192.25The board may use the appropriation to
192.26update the Minnesota Public Drainage
192.27Manual and the Minnesota Public Drainage
192.28Law Overview for Decision Makers in
192.29Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 2, section
192.307, paragraph (e), for contracts or grants to
192.31achieve the purposes of the appropriation.

192.32
Sec. 5. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
$
550,000
192.33$400,000 in 2015 from the clean water fund
192.34is to develop a plan for the North and East
193.1Metro Groundwater Management Area and
193.2to predesign preferred long-term solutions
193.3to address regional water supply and
193.4sustainability issues, including enhancing
193.5surface waters, in collaboration with the
193.6commissioner of natural resources. The plan,
193.7incorporating standard engineering practices,
193.8must address construction, operation, and
193.9maintenance of infrastructure needed to
193.10implement the preferred solutions and,
193.11in consultation with the Public Facilities
193.12Authority, include recommendations for
193.13funding that would fairly allocate the costs
193.14to users and other beneficiaries. As the
193.15plan is developed, the council must meet
193.16periodically with the local water supply work
193.17group to review details of the plan. This
193.18appropriation is available until June 30, 2015.
193.19$100,000 in 2015 from the clean water fund
193.20is to investigate, in collaboration with the
193.21Board of Water and Soil Resources and the
193.22Pollution Control Agency, the feasibility
193.23of collecting and treating storm water in
193.24the North and East Metro Groundwater
193.25Management Area to enhance surface waters
193.26and groundwater recharge.
193.27$50,000 in 2015 from the clean water fund is
193.28to partner with the University of Minnesota's
193.29Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
193.30(MnTAP) to identify opportunities for
193.31industrial water users to reduce or reuse their
193.32water consumption within the North and East
193.33Metro Groundwater Management Area.

193.34
Sec. 6. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
$
300,000
194.1$300,000 in 2015 from the clean water
194.2fund is to collaborate with the Board of
194.3Water and Soil Resources and local units
194.4of government in the North and East Metro
194.5Groundwater Management Area, Bonanza
194.6Valley Groundwater Management Area, and
194.7Straight River Groundwater Management
194.8Area and to update wellhead protection areas
194.9within groundwater management areas, in
194.10cooperation with the Board of Water and
194.11Soil Resources, to meet the sustainability
194.12standards of Minnesota Statutes, chapter
194.13103G, including Minnesota Statutes, section
194.14103G.287, subdivision 5, and to be available
194.15for the requirements of Minnesota Statutes,
194.16chapter 103H. The update should identify the
194.17most critical areas that need protecting.

194.18    Sec. 7. REPURPOSE OF 2011 APPROPRIATION.
194.19The remaining balance of the appropriation in Laws 2011, First Special Session
194.20chapter 6, article 2, section 6, paragraph (g), to the commissioner of natural resources
194.21for shoreland stewardship, TMDL implementation coordination, providing technical
194.22assistance, and maintaining and updating data may be used for stream flow and
194.23groundwater monitoring, including the installation of additional monitoring gauges, and
194.24monitoring necessary to determine the relationship between stream flow and groundwater,
194.25and is available until June 30, 2015.
194.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

194.27    Sec. 8. CANCELLATION OF 2009 APPROPRIATION.
194.28The unspent balance of the appropriation to the commissioner of the Pollution
194.29Control Agency for grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.195, in Laws 2009,
194.30chapter 172, article 2, section 4, paragraph (c), as amended by Laws 2011, First Special
194.31Session chapter 6, article 2, section 23, is canceled.
194.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

195.1    Sec. 9. STREAM GAUGE DATA.
195.2The commissioner of natural resources shall provide an easily accessible link to the
195.3Department of Natural Resources' and the Pollution Control Agency's cooperative stream
195.4gauging data, including lake level information for existing stations, including White Bear
195.5Lake and Turtle Lake, on the department's Web site.

195.6ARTICLE 15
195.7GENERAL EDUCATION

195.8    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 123A.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
195.9    Subd. 2. Reserve revenue. Each district that is a member of an area learning center
195.10or alternative learning program must reserve revenue in an amount equal to the sum of
195.11(1) at least 90 and no more than 100 percent of the district average general education
195.12revenue per adjusted pupil unit minus an amount equal to the product of the formula
195.13allowance according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times .0485 .0466, calculated
195.14without basic skills revenue, local optional revenue, and transportation sparsity revenue,
195.15times the number of pupil units attending an area learning center or alternative learning
195.16program under this section, plus (2) the amount of basic skills revenue generated by pupils
195.17attending the area learning center or alternative learning program. The amount of reserved
195.18revenue under this subdivision may only be spent on program costs associated with the
195.19area learning center or alternative learning program.
195.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2015
195.21and later.

195.22    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 123B.75, subdivision 5, is
195.23amended to read:
195.24    Subd. 5. Levy recognition. For fiscal year 2011 2014 and later years, in June of
195.25each year, the school district must recognize as revenue, in the fund for which the levy
195.26was made, the lesser of:
195.27(1) the sum of May, June, and July school district tax settlement revenue received in
195.28that calendar year, plus general education aid according to section 126C.13, subdivision
195.294
, received in July and August of that calendar year; or
195.30(2) the sum of:
195.31(i) the greater of 48.6 percent of the referendum levy certified according to section
195.32126C.17 in the prior calendar year, or 31 percent of the referendum levy certified
195.33according to section 126C.17 in calendar year 2000; plus
196.1(ii) the entire amount of the levy certified in the prior calendar year according
196.2to section 124D.4531, 124D.86, subdivision 4, for school districts receiving revenue
196.3under sections 124D.86, subdivision 3, clauses (1), (2), and (3); 124D.862, for Special
196.4School District No. 1, Minneapolis, Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, and
196.5Independent School District No. 709, Duluth; 126C.41, subdivisions 1, 2, paragraph (a),
196.6and 3, paragraphs (b), (c), and (d); 126C.43, subdivision 2; and 126C.48, subdivision 6; plus
196.7(iii) 48.6 percent of the amount of the levy certified in the prior calendar year for the
196.8school district's general and community service funds, plus or minus auditor's adjustments,
196.9that remains after subtracting the referendum levy certified according to section 126C.17
196.10
and the amount recognized according to item (ii).

196.11    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.09, subdivision 9, is amended to read:
196.12    Subd. 9. Enrollment priority. (a) A postsecondary institution shall give priority to
196.13its postsecondary students when enrolling 10th, 11th, and 12th grade pupils in its courses.
196.14A postsecondary institution may provide information about its programs to a secondary
196.15school or to a pupil or parent and it may advertise or otherwise recruit or solicit a secondary
196.16pupil to enroll in its programs on educational and programmatic grounds only except,
196.17notwithstanding other law to the contrary, and for the 2014-2015 through 2019-2020
196.18school years only, an eligible postsecondary institution may advertise or otherwise recruit
196.19or solicit a secondary pupil residing in a school district with 700 students or more in
196.20grades 10, 11, and 12, to enroll in its programs on educational, programmatic, or financial
196.21grounds. An institution must not enroll secondary pupils, for postsecondary enrollment
196.22options purposes, in remedial, developmental, or other courses that are not college level
196.23 except when a student eligible to participate in the graduation incentives program under
196.24section 124D.68 enrolls full time in a middle or early college program specifically
196.25designed to allow the student to earn dual high school and college credit. In this case, the
196.26student shall receive developmental college credit and not college credit for completing
196.27remedial or developmental courses. Once a pupil has been enrolled in a any postsecondary
196.28course under this section, the pupil shall not be displaced by another student.
196.29(b) If a postsecondary institution enrolls a secondary school pupil in a course
196.30under this section, the postsecondary institution also must enroll in the same course an
196.31otherwise enrolled and qualified postsecondary student who qualifies as a veteran under
196.32section 197.447, and demonstrates to the postsecondary institution's satisfaction that the
196.33institution's established enrollment timelines were not practicable for that student.
196.34EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2014.

197.1    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.09, subdivision 13, is amended to read:
197.2    Subd. 13. Financial arrangements. For a pupil enrolled in a course under this
197.3section, the department must make payments according to this subdivision for courses that
197.4were taken for secondary credit.
197.5The department must not make payments to a school district or postsecondary
197.6institution for a course taken for postsecondary credit only. The department must not
197.7make payments to a postsecondary institution for a course from which a student officially
197.8withdraws during the first 14 days of the quarter or semester or who has been absent from
197.9the postsecondary institution for the first 15 consecutive school days of the quarter or
197.10semester and is not receiving instruction in the home or hospital.
197.11A postsecondary institution shall receive the following:
197.12(1) for an institution granting quarter credit, the reimbursement per credit hour shall
197.13be an amount equal to 88 percent of the product of the formula allowance minus $415
197.14 $425, multiplied by 1.3 1.2, and divided by 45; or
197.15(2) for an institution granting semester credit, the reimbursement per credit hour
197.16shall be an amount equal to 88 percent of the product of the general revenue formula
197.17allowance minus $415 $425, multiplied by 1.3 1.2, and divided by 30.
197.18The department must pay to each postsecondary institution 100 percent of the
197.19amount in clause (1) or (2) within 30 days of receiving initial enrollment information
197.20each quarter or semester. If changes in enrollment occur during a quarter or semester,
197.21the change shall be reported by the postsecondary institution at the time the enrollment
197.22information for the succeeding quarter or semester is submitted. At any time the
197.23department notifies a postsecondary institution that an overpayment has been made, the
197.24institution shall promptly remit the amount due.
197.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2015 and later.

197.26    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 124D.11, subdivision 1, is
197.27amended to read:
197.28    Subdivision 1. General education revenue. General education revenue must be
197.29paid to a charter school as though it were a district. The general education revenue
197.30for each adjusted pupil unit is the state average general education revenue per pupil
197.31unit, plus the referendum equalization aid allowance in the pupil's district of residence,
197.32minus an amount equal to the product of the formula allowance according to section
197.33126C.10, subdivision 2 , times .0466, calculated without declining enrollment revenue,
197.34local optional revenue, basic skills revenue, extended time revenue, pension adjustment
197.35revenue, transition revenue, and transportation sparsity revenue, plus declining enrollment
198.1revenue, basic skills revenue, extended time revenue, pension adjustment revenue, and
198.2transition revenue as though the school were a school district. The general education
198.3revenue for each extended time pupil unit equals $4,794.
198.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2015
198.5and later.

198.6    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 124D.59, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
198.7    Subd. 2. English learner. (a) "English learner" means a pupil in kindergarten
198.8through grade 12 who meets the following requirements:
198.9(1) the pupil, as declared by a parent or guardian first learned a language other than
198.10English, comes from a home where the language usually spoken is other than English, or
198.11usually speaks a language other than English; and
198.12(2) the pupil is determined by a valid assessment measuring the pupil's English
198.13language proficiency and by developmentally appropriate measures, which might include
198.14observations, teacher judgment, parent recommendations, or developmentally appropriate
198.15assessment instruments, to lack the necessary English skills to participate fully in
198.16academic classes taught in English.
198.17(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), A pupil enrolled in a Minnesota public school
198.18in grades any grade 4 through 12 who was enrolled in a Minnesota public school on
198.19the dates during in the previous school year when a commissioner provided took a
198.20commissioner-provided assessment that measures measuring the pupil's emerging
198.21academic English was administered, shall not be counted as an English learner in
198.22calculating English learner pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 17, and shall not
198.23 generate state English learner aid under section 124D.65, subdivision 5, unless if the pupil
198.24scored below the state cutoff score or is otherwise counted as a nonproficient participant
198.25on an the assessment measuring the pupil's emerging academic English provided by the
198.26commissioner during the previous school year, or, in the judgment of the pupil's classroom
198.27teachers, consistent with section 124D.61, clause (1), the pupil is unable to demonstrate
198.28academic language proficiency in English, including oral academic language, sufficient to
198.29successfully and fully participate in the general core curriculum in the regular classroom.
198.30(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), a pupil in kindergarten through grade
198.3112 shall not be counted as an English learner in calculating English learner pupil units
198.32under section 126C.05, subdivision 17, and shall not generate state English learner aid
198.33under section 124D.65, subdivision 5, if:
198.34(1) the pupil is not enrolled during the current fiscal year in an educational program
198.35for English learners in accordance with under sections 124D.58 to 124D.64; or
199.1(2) the pupil has generated five six or more years of average daily membership in
199.2Minnesota public schools since July 1, 1996.
199.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2015
199.4and later.

199.5    Sec. 7. [124D.695] APPROVED RECOVERY PROGRAM FUNDING.
199.6    Subdivision 1. Approved recovery program. "Approved recovery program" means
199.7a course of instruction offered by a recovery school that provides academic services,
199.8assistance with recovery, and continuing care to students recovering from substance abuse
199.9or dependency. A recovery program may be offered in a transitional academic setting
199.10designed to meet graduation requirements. A recovery program must be approved by the
199.11commissioner of education. The commissioner may specify the manner and form of the
199.12application for the approval of a recovery school or recovery program.
199.13    Subd. 2. Eligibility. An approved recovery program is eligible for an annual
199.14recovery program grant of up to $125,000 to pay for a portion of the costs of recovery
199.15program support staff under this section. "Recovery program support staff" means licensed
199.16alcohol and chemical dependency counselors, licensed school counselors, licensed school
199.17psychologists, licensed school nurses, and licensed school social workers.
199.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2015
199.19and later.

199.20    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 126C.05, subdivision 15, is
199.21amended to read:
199.22    Subd. 15. Learning year pupil units. (a) When a pupil is enrolled in a learning
199.23year program under section 124D.128, an area learning center or an alternative learning
199.24program approved by the commissioner under sections 123A.05 and 123A.06, or a
199.25contract alternative program under section 124D.68, subdivision 3, paragraph (d), or
199.26subdivision 4, for more than 1,020 hours in a school year for a secondary student, more
199.27than 935 hours in a school year for an elementary student, more than 850 hours in a school
199.28year for a kindergarten student without a disability in an all-day kindergarten program,
199.29or more than 425 hours in a school year for a half-day kindergarten student without a
199.30disability, that pupil may be counted as more than one pupil in average daily membership
199.31for purposes of section 126C.10, subdivision 2a. The amount in excess of one pupil must
199.32be determined by the ratio of the number of hours of instruction provided to that pupil in
199.33excess of: (i) the greater of 1,020 hours or the number of hours required for a full-time
200.1secondary pupil in the district to 1,020 for a secondary pupil; (ii) the greater of 935 hours
200.2or the number of hours required for a full-time elementary pupil in the district to 935 for
200.3an elementary pupil in grades 1 through 6; and (iii) the greater of 425 850 hours or the
200.4number of hours required for a full-time kindergarten student without a disability in the
200.5district to 425 850 for a kindergarten student without a disability; and (iv) the greater of
200.6425 hours or the number of hours required for a half-time kindergarten student without a
200.7disability in the district to 425 for a half-day kindergarten student without a disability.
200.8Hours that occur after the close of the instructional year in June shall be attributable to
200.9the following fiscal year. A student in kindergarten or grades 1 through 12 must not be
200.10counted as more than 1.2 pupils in average daily membership under this subdivision.
200.11(b)(i) To receive general education revenue for a pupil in an area learning center or
200.12alternative learning program that has an independent study component, a district must meet
200.13the requirements in this paragraph. The district must develop, for the pupil, a continual
200.14learning plan consistent with section 124D.128, subdivision 3. Each school district that has
200.15an area learning center or alternative learning program must reserve revenue in an amount
200.16equal to at least 90 and not more than 100 percent of the district average general education
200.17revenue per pupil unit, minus an amount equal to the product of the formula allowance
200.18according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times .0466, calculated without basic skills
200.19revenue, local optional revenue, and transportation sparsity revenue, times the number of
200.20pupil units generated by students attending an area learning center or alternative learning
200.21program. The amount of reserved revenue available under this subdivision may only be
200.22spent for program costs associated with the area learning center or alternative learning
200.23program. Basic skills revenue generated according to section 126C.10, subdivision 4, by
200.24pupils attending the eligible program must be allocated to the program.
200.25(ii) General education revenue for a pupil in a state-approved alternative program
200.26without an independent study component must be prorated for a pupil participating for less
200.27than a full year, or its equivalent. The district must develop a continual learning plan for
200.28the pupil, consistent with section 124D.128, subdivision 3. Each school district that has an
200.29area learning center or alternative learning program must reserve revenue in an amount
200.30equal to at least 90 and not more than 100 percent of the district average general education
200.31revenue per pupil unit, minus an amount equal to the product of the formula allowance
200.32according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times .0466, calculated without basic skills
200.33revenue, local optional revenue, and transportation sparsity revenue, times the number of
200.34pupil units generated by students attending an area learning center or alternative learning
200.35program. The amount of reserved revenue available under this subdivision may only be
200.36spent for program costs associated with the area learning center or alternative learning
201.1program. Basic skills revenue generated according to section 126C.10, subdivision 4, by
201.2pupils attending the eligible program must be allocated to the program.
201.3(iii) General education revenue for a pupil in a state-approved alternative program
201.4that has an independent study component must be paid for each hour of teacher contact
201.5time and each hour of independent study time completed toward a credit or graduation
201.6standards necessary for graduation. Average daily membership for a pupil shall equal the
201.7number of hours of teacher contact time and independent study time divided by 1,020.
201.8(iv) For a state-approved alternative program having an independent study
201.9component, the commissioner shall require a description of the courses in the program, the
201.10kinds of independent study involved, the expected learning outcomes of the courses, and
201.11the means of measuring student performance against the expected outcomes.

201.12    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 2, is
201.13amended to read:
201.14    Subd. 2. Basic revenue. For fiscal year 2014, the basic revenue for each district
201.15equals the formula allowance times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units for the school
201.16year. For fiscal year 2015 and later, the basic revenue for each district equals the formula
201.17allowance times the adjusted pupil units for the school year. The formula allowance for
201.18fiscal year 2013 is $5,224. The formula allowance for fiscal year 2014 is $5,302. The
201.19formula allowance for fiscal year 2015 and later is $5,806 $5,831.
201.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2015
201.21and later.

201.22    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 2a,
201.23is amended to read:
201.24    Subd. 2a. Extended time revenue. (a) A school district's extended time revenue for
201.25fiscal year 2014 is equal to the product of $4,601 and the sum of the adjusted marginal
201.26cost pupil units of the district for each pupil in average daily membership in excess of 1.0
201.27and less than 1.2 according to section 126C.05, subdivision 8. A school district's extended
201.28time revenue for fiscal year 2015 and later is equal to the product of $5,017 and the sum
201.29of the adjusted pupil units of the district for each pupil in average daily membership in
201.30excess of 1.0 and less than 1.2 according to section 126C.05, subdivision 8.
201.31(b) A school district's extended time revenue may be used for extended day
201.32programs, extended week programs, summer school, and other programming authorized
201.33under the learning year program.
202.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
202.2and applies to revenue for fiscal year 2014 and later.

202.3    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 2c,
202.4is amended to read:
202.5    Subd. 2c. Small schools revenue. (a) A school district, not including a charter
202.6school, is eligible for small schools revenue equal to the greater of the calculation under
202.7paragraph (b) or (d).
202.8(b) The product of:
202.9(1) $544;
202.10(2) the district's adjusted pupil units for that year; and
202.11(3) the greater of zero or the ratio of (i) 960 less the district's adjusted pupil units
202.12for that year, to (ii) 960.
202.13(c) For the purpose of revenue calculated under paragraph (d), "district" includes a
202.14qualifying high school under subdivision 6 that is located in a district with more than one
202.15qualifying high school under subdivision 6 at least two high schools.
202.16(d) The product of:
202.17(1) $544;
202.18(2) the district's adjusted pupil units for that year; and
202.19(3) the greater of zero or the ratio of (i) 960 less the district's adjusted pupil units
202.20for that year, to (ii) 960.
202.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2015 and
202.22later.

202.23    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 24,
202.24is amended to read:
202.25    Subd. 24. Equity revenue. (a) A school district qualifies for equity revenue if:
202.26    (1) the school district's adjusted pupil unit amount of basic revenue, transition
202.27revenue, and referendum revenue is less than the value of the school district at or
202.28immediately above the 95th percentile of school districts in its equity region for those
202.29revenue categories; and
202.30    (2) the school district's administrative offices are not located in a city of the first
202.31class on July 1, 1999.
202.32    (b) Equity revenue for a qualifying district that receives referendum revenue under
202.33section 126C.17, subdivision 4, equals the product of (1) the district's adjusted pupil
203.1units for that year; times (2) the sum of (i) $14, plus (ii) $80, times the school district's
203.2equity index computed under subdivision 27.
203.3    (c) Equity revenue for a qualifying district that does not receive referendum revenue
203.4under section 126C.17, subdivision 4, equals the product of the district's adjusted pupil
203.5units for that year times $14.
203.6    (d) A school district's equity revenue is increased by the greater of zero or an amount
203.7equal to the district's resident adjusted pupil units times the difference