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S.F. No. 4013 - Omnibus Capital Investment - The Second Engrossment - REVISED
 
Author: Senator David H. Senjem
 
Prepared By: Stephanie James, Senate Counsel (651/296-0103)
 
Date: May 15, 2018



 

Article 1 - Appropriations

Section 1 [Capital Improvement Appropriations] specifies terms and conditions for appropriations in the bill. Appropriations are from the bond proceeds fund, unless otherwise specified. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as permitted under certain provisions of the Constitution that permit the state to incur public debt.  Unless otherwise specified, the money in the act can be used for certain agency staff costs and is available until a project is completed or abandoned or canceled, subject to a statutory cancellation procedure after four years.  Money appropriated in this bill must not be used for asset preservation if the work can be done in a reasonable time using existing energy improvement financing programs. Grants to political subdivisions are subject to a requirement of a 50 percent nonstate match and a requirement that full funding for the project must be committed before the amount of the appropriation will be provided to the grant recipient. If an amount other than half of the total cost of the project is appropriated, the grantee must provide the remaining cost of the project from nonstate sources.

Sections 2-24 appropriate money for agency and local government projects as listed on the spreadsheet prepared by Casey Muhm, Fiscal Analyst, with Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis.

Section 25 [Bond Sale Expenses] appropriates money to pay the expenses of the sale of bonds authorized in section 26.

Section 26 [Bond Sale Authorization] authorizes the sale of bonds.

Subd. 1 [Bond proceeds fund] authorizes the sale of general obligation bonds in an amount up to a specified amount to provide money appropriated from the bond proceeds fund.

Subd. 2 [Transportation fund] authorizes the sale of general obligation bonds in an amount up to a specified maximum to provide money appropriated from the state transportation fund.

Subd. 3 [Maximum effort school loan fund] authorizes the sale of general obligation bonds in an amount up to a specified maximum to provide money from the maximum effort school loan fund.

Subd. 4 [Trunk highway fund] authorizes the sale of trunk highway bonds in an amount up to a specified maximum to provide money appropriated from the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund.

Section 27 [Cancellation] cancels an unencumbered appropriation from 2011 for transportation improvements within the Lindau Lane corridor in Bloomington.

Section 28 [Bond Sale Schedule] changes the cap on the amount to be transferred from the general fund to pay principal and interest on outstanding bonds and bonds scheduled to be sold during the biennium.

Article 2 - Miscellaneous

Section 1 [State Capitol Preservation Commission] modifies the enabling statute for the Capitol Preservation Commission. Adds duties relating to selection of art in specified spaces of the Capitol; removes obsolete provisions.

Section 2 [Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee] establishes an advisory committee on capitol art.  The group will make recommendations to the Capitol Preservation Commission regarding art exhibits to be displayed in certain Capitol spaces.

Section 3 [Reports] changes the schedule from biennial to annual for the cancellation report required of MMB on unencumbered amounts that were appropriated more than four years earlier for capital projects. (As is the case under current law, unencumbered amounts on the report are canceled.)

Section 4 [Required Disclosures to National Pollution Elimination Discharge System Permit Applications] requires the PCA to provide certain information to an applicant for a national pollution elimination discharge system (NPEDS) permit at the time of application.

Section 5 [Effluent Limitations; Compliance] gives municipalities a reprieve of 16 years from compliance with effluent limitations, if the limits are adopted after construction of a publicly owned treatment facility begins, to the extent allowable under federal law.

Section 6 [Compliance Schedules] makes clear that the PCA must take into account outstanding debt service owed by a municipality on their existing wastewater system when developing a compliance schedule for an NPEDS permit.

Section 7 [Treatment Works Penalty Orders] delays the assessment of an administrative penalty for violation of an effluent limit for 45 days and requires the delivery of certain information to a municipality before an administrative penalty can be assessed.

Section 8 [Regional Behavioral Health Crisis Program; Facilities Grants] establishes a grant program for regional behavioral health crisis facilities grants in eligible communities.

Sections 9 [Establishment] removes a list of entities who can receive a grant or loan under the manufactured home park program, relying instead on listed purposes to limit the use of the grants.

Section 10 [Manufactured Home Park Infrastructure Grants] modifies the manufactured home infrastructure grant program to permit use of funds for acquisition of parks.

Section 11 [Definitions] adds definitions of “senior” and “senior housing” to the definitions applicable to housing infrastructure bonds.

Section 12 [Authorization] expands the purposes for which the proceeds from the sale of housing infrastructure bonds can be used: (1) to add acquisition, improvement, and infrastructure of manufactured home parks that is attributable to low- and moderate-income manufactured homeowners; and (2) to finance acquisition, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, or new construction of senior housing. Specifies factors for prioritizing requests for senior housing projects and requires a certain geographical balance for loans made for senior housing projects.

Section 13 [Additional Authorization] authorizes $25,000,000 in housing infrastructure bonds to be applied to projects for permanent supportive housing for people with behavioral needs. Under section 21 (the new language in paragraph (3)), the state appropriates the debt service on these bonds beginning fiscal year 2019.

Section 14 [Additional Authorization] authorizes $25,000,000 in housing infrastructure bonds to be applied to projects for permanent supportive housing for people with behavioral needs. Under section 21 (the new language in paragraph (f)), the state appropriates debt service on these bonds beginning in fiscal year 2020.

Section 15 [Additional Authorization] authorizes $30,000,000 in housing infrastructure bonds.   Under section 21 (the new language in paragraph (g)), the state appropriates the debt service on these bonds beginning in fiscal year 2020.

Section 16 [Additional Appropriation] appropriates money to pay the debt service for the bonds authorized in sections 17-19.

Section 17 [Cancellation] cancels the portion of a statutory appropriation for debt service that is not needed for authorizations for the sale of housing infrastructure bonds through MHFA.

Section 18 [Veterans Cemeteries] facilitates federal reimbursement for veterans cemeteries and extends availability of an appropriation from 2009.

Section 19 [New Residence Hall] permits use of unspent amount on a 2014 appropriation for asset preservation at the Academy for the Deaf.

Section 20 [Grant County Trail Grant] waives match for the Elbow Lake trail project in Grant County for an appropriation from 2014. Limits the project to "design." Permits use of the appropriation until June 2021.

Section 21 [Minneapolis – Brian Coyle Community Center] extends the availability of an appropriation from 2014 for the Minneapolis Brian Coyle Community Center project.

Section 22 [City of Rice Lake] extends the availability for an appropriation from 2014 for a water main replacement project for the city of Rice Lake.

Section 23 [Corrections] permits use of unspent portion of the money appropriated in 2014 for various projects at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility to be used for the 2017 project.

Section 24 [Local Road Improvement Fund Grants] adds permitted uses of the appropriation from 2015 for the Willmar Wye project.

Section 25 [Multimodal Systems] changes the uses for an appropriation in 2017 for civil air patrol facilities; allows purchase of a facility, changes the location from St. Paul to Minneapolis, waives the match and other changes.

Section 26 [State Trail, Recreation Area, and Park Acquisition and Development] corrects the total appropriated for a subdivision in the 2017 bonding bill.

Section 27 [Local Road Improvement Fund Grants] adds specificity to the project description for a 2017 appropriation for the Anoka County local road improvement fund grants appropriation.

Section 28 [Grand Rapids – Pedestrian Bridge] permits use of a 2017 appropriation for construction, as well as design, for the Grand Rapids pedestrian bridge project.

Section 29 [Eden Prairie – Rail Grade Crossings] adds pathway-rail grade crossings to permitted uses for an appropriation from 2017 for the Eden Prairie railgrade crossing project.

Section 30 [White Bear Lake Multiuse Trails] shifts allocation amongst entities and adds activities/segments for the White Bear Lake multiuse trail project appropriation from 2017.

Section 31 [Minneapolis – The Family Partnership] waives match for an appropriation from 2017 for the Family Partnership project and permits use of unspent portion on next phase.

Section 32 [Minnesota Correctional Facility – St. Cloud] rewrites the description of a 2017 appropriation for the intake unit project at the correctional facility in St. Cloud.

Section 33 [Eagle’s Healing Nest] adds a second site that is permitted to use the Eagle's Healing Nest grant from 2017.

Section 34 [St. Paul – Minnesota Museum of American Art] adds "acquire" to the permitted use of a 2017 appropriation for the Minnesota Museum of Art.

Section 35 [Dennison] adds "electrical infrastructure" that supports the ponds to the description of the use of an appropriation from 2017 for the Dennison sewage treatment project.

Section 36 [Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee; First Appointments and First Meeting] specifies deadlines and other details for first appointments and the first meeting of the Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee.

Section 37 [Veterans Home Construction] permits the commissioner of veterans affairs to apply for federal funding for veterans homes of up to 72 beds to provide a continuum of care, including skilled nursing, for veterans and their spouses, in Preston, Montevideo, and Bemidji. Commits the state to paying operating costs. Permits the commissioner of administration to receive gifts and grants for the state's matching funds.

Section 38 [Stone Arch Bridge Integrity Protection] precludes state agencies or political subdivisions from granting permits or entering into agreements for construction that adversely impacts the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis until the bridge is repaired.

Section 39 [City of Lakefield National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Changes] requires the PCA to modify Lakefield's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, in specified ways, to the extent allowable under federal law.

 
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