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YearSessionChapterBillCompanionPocket?GovernorGovernor's MessageTopicFull or LineOverridden?
200885th Legislature179 HF380 SF223 NoTim Pawlenty 4/7/2008 Omnibus bonding bill authorizing spending to acquire and better public lands and buildings, issuing bonds, and appropriating money. Line No attempt

Line Item: Page 105, line 105.20 and 105.24 to 105.27: I am vetoing the language change which redirects $900,000 in bonding authority previously authorized. My itemveto will restore the original appropriation requirement that the rail-related money be used only for matching federal funds.


Line Item: Page 13, line 13.32, to page 14, line 14.6: An appropriation for $8,805,000 to acquire property at five campuses within the MnSCU system.


Line Item: Page 13, lines 13.18 to 13.31: An appropriation for $3,625,000 to renovate classroom and academic space at seven campuses within the MnSCU system.


Line Item: Page 16, line 16.34. to page 17, line 17.33: A $16,000,000 appropriation for a capital loan to the Red Lake school district. The high school/middle school is the highest priority within Red Lake's request. However, funding this phase of the request requires $25.8 million. Since this level of funding has not beenaccomplished in this bill, the project should be postponed.


Line Item: Page 16, lines 16.26 to 16.33: A $240,000 appropriation for ISD 11, Anoka Hennepin,to acquire land and to develop and restore wetland and native prairie habitat on the land. Providing an appropriation in the bonding bill for one particular school district's local project is contrary to the common understandingthat districts fund those projects with their own resources.


Line Item: Page 3, lines 3.18 to 3.21: An appropriation for $24,000,000 for a new Bell Museum of Natural History on the St. Paul campus.


Line Item: Page 34, line 34.32 to page 35, line 35.5: A $500,000 appropriation for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota to retire loans and complete technology infrastructure. This appropriation sets a poor precedent. The bonding bill should not be used to repay a nonprofit entity for debt it has incurred in the past.


Line Item: Page 35, lines 35.6 to 35.9: A $500,000 appropriation for environmental landscaping at the new Bell Museum. There is no need for this appropriation until the Bell Museum project is funded at some point in the future.


Line Item: Page 36, line 36.34 to page 37, line 37.5: A $2,500,000 appropriation for a new wastewater reuse grant program. Since there are currently no projects identified to receive this level of funding, this new grant program for local governments is premature.


Line Item: Page 4, lines 4.18 to 4.22: An appropriation for $2,000,000 for classroom renewal to renovate classrooms on the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Twin Cities campuses.


Line Item: Page 42, line 42.32 to page 43, line 43.7: An appropriation for $125,000 to predesign the renovation of a building for a Metro North regional recreational amateur sports facility within the Rice Creek Corridor in Ramsey County.


Line Item: Page 42, lines 42.20 to 42.23: An appropriation for $1,400,000 for asset preservation at the National Sports Center in Blaine.


Line Item: Page 42, lines 42.24 to 42.31: An appropriation for $3,000,000 for the Phase 2 expansion of the National Volleyball Center in Rochester.


Line Item: Page 43, lines 43.21 to 43.27: An appropriation for $100,000 to predesign a St.Paul Regional Amateur Sports Facility in St. Paul.


Line Item: Page 43, lines 43.28 to 43.32: An appropriation for $100,000 to predesign the Southwest Regional Amateur Sports Center in Marshall.


Line Item: Page 43, lines 43.8 to 43.20: An appropriation for $3,000,000 for the Northwestern Minnesota Regional Sports Center in Moorhead.


Line Item: Page 45, line 45.34, to page 46, line 46.8: An appropriation for $55,000 to predesign an emergency training administration center in Gonvick.


Line Item: Page 46, lines 46.22 to 46.26: An appropriation for $125,000 for a new public safety facility in Nassau.


Line Item: Page 50, lines 50.11 to 50.24: An appropriation for $1,500,000 for the Northshore Express to provide intercity and passenger rail service between Duluth and the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.


Line Item: Page 50, lines 50.25 to 51.18: An appropriation for $4,000,000 for environmental analysis and other planning for a high-speed rail line connecting St. Paul to Chicago.


Line Item: Page 51, lines 51.19 to 51.22: An appropriation for $500,000 for predesign, preliminary engineering and analysis for a transit corridor between Rochester and St. Paul.


Line Item: Page 51, lines 51.23 to 51.27: An appropriation for $2,000,000 for port development assistance.


Line Item: Page 52, lines 52.17 to 52.25: An appropriation for $500,000 for a grant for preliminary engineering for the Bottineau Boulevard Transit Way corridor.


Line Item: Page 53, line 53.29 to page 54, line 54.5: An appropriation for $750,000 for a grant for predesign and preliminary engineering of transportation and transit improvements in the I-94 Corridor.


Line Item: Page 53, lines 53.1 to 53.28: An appropriation for $70,000,000 for the Central Corridor Transit Way light rail transit line to connect downtown Minneapolis with downtown St. Paul.


Line Item: Page 54, line 54.29, to page 55, line 2: An appropriation for $500,000 for a grant for park-and-ride or park-and-pool lots for the Rush Line Corridor transit way.


Line Item: Page 54, lines 54.13 to 54.18: An appropriation for $500,000 for park-and-ride lots for the Red Rock Corridor transit way.


Line Item: Page 54, lines 54.19 to 54.28: An appropriation for $500,000 for environmental studies and engineering of bus rapid transit or light rail transit for the Robert Street Corridor transit way.


Line Item: Page 54, lines 54.6 to 54.12: An appropriation for $500,000 for predesign and preliminary engineering of light rail transit in the I-494 Corridor.


Line Item: Page 55, line 55.29, to page 56, line 56.4: An appropriation for $2,000,000 for planning and work related to multimodal improvements at the Union Depot in St. Paul. This would be in addition to $3.5 million already granted in 2006 for the same purpose.


Line Item: Page 55, lines 55.3 to 55.11: An appropriation for $500,000 for a grant for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and for preliminary engineering for the Southwest Corridor transit way.


Line Item: Page 56, line 56.30, to page 57, line 2: An appropriation for $500,000 for a bicycle and pedestrian trail connecting the Fridley trail to the Mississippi Regional Trail corridor in Coon Rapids.


Line Item: Page 56, lines 56.18 to 56.24: An appropriation for $2,000,000 to remove and replace the old Cedar Avenue Bridge for bicycle commuters and recreational users.


Line Item: Page 56, lines 56.25 to 56.29: An appropriation for $11,000,000 for the Como Zoo in St. Paul to renovate the polar bear and gorilla exhibits.


Line Item: Page 57, line 57.15 to page 58, line 58.12: An appropriation for $2,000,000 for lighting fixtures along the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and to design a roadway to complete the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway.


Line Item: Page 57, lines 57.9 to 57.14: An appropriation for $600,000 for a grant for a bridge for the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway on St. Anthony Parkway.


Line Item: Page 58, lines 58.13 to 58.20: An appropriation for $100,000 to predesign the Heritage Village Park along the Mississippi River in Inver Grove Heights.


Line Item: Page 58, lines 58.21 to 58.25: An appropriation for $100,000 to renovate the Mississippi River Swing Bridge between Inver Grove Heights and St. Paul Park for recreational use.


Line Item: Page 58, lines 58.26 to 58.31: An appropriation for $450,000 for the Lower Afton Road Trail bicycle and pedestrian trail.


Line Item: Page 59, line 59.34 to page 60, line 60.6: An appropriation for $2,183,000 to design and develop the Rice Creek North Regional Trail from Lino Lakes to Shoreview.


Line Item: Page 59, lines 59.17 to 59.23: An appropriation for $2,000,000 for the National Great River Park along the Mississippi River in St. Paul.


Line Item: Page 59, lines 59.24 to 59.33: An appropriation for $3,800,000 for river park development and redevelopment infrastructure in National Great River Park along the Mississippi River in St. Paul.


Line Item: Page 60, lines 60.7 to 60.12: An appropriation for $2,500,000 for the redevelopment and expansion of the Springbrook Nature Center.


Line Item: Page 61. lines 61.29 to 61.34: An appropriation for $2,000,000 for the Early Childhood Learning and Child Protection Facilities grant program in the Department of Human Services. The agency did not request funding for this existing program, and it should not be funded when other priority projects requested by the agency were not adequately funded.


Line Item: Page 65, line 65.32 to page 66, line 66.7: An appropriation for $500,000 for a grant to the city of Floodwood. This project should instead apply and be considered for funding on an equal footing with other projects seeking grants through the Greater Minnesota Business Development Infrastructure grant program.


Line Item: Page 67, lines 67.13 to 67.20: An appropriation for $750,000 for a grant to St. Louis County for infrastructure from the city of Chisholm to the regional competition and exhibit center.


Line Item: Page 68, lines 68.22 to 68.25: An appropriation for $250,000 to Hibbing to renovate the Memorial Building.


Line Item: Page 69, lines 69.19 to 69.24: An appropriation for $3,000,000 for Minneapolis to predesign the renovation of Orchestra Hall and Peavey Plaza.


Line Item: Page 69, lines 69.7 to 69.18: An appropriation for $975,000 for Mankato to predesign and design a performing arts center and the Southern Minnesota Women's Hockey Exposition Center.


Line Item: Page 7, line 7.34 to page 8, line 8.6: An appropriation for $4,980,000 for renovation of two floors for classrooms and offices in the power plant building at Metropolitan State University.


Line Item: Page 7, lines 7.17 to 7.23: An appropriation for $11,000,000 to Lake Superior Community and Technical College to construct an addition to the Health and Science center and for a renovation.


Line Item: Page 7, lines 7.24 to 7.32: An appropriation for $5,000,000 for shop space for the carpentry and industrial mechanical technology programs at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Eveleth.


Line Item: Page 70, lines 70.21 to 70.30: An appropriation for $5,000,000 for the St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority for an Asian Pacific Cultural Center project.


Line Item: Page 76, lines 76.8 to 76.12: An appropriation for $400,000 for the city of Chatfield for a brass band music lending library. This project should instead apply and be considered for funding on an equal footing with other projects seeking grants through the County and Local Preservation grants program.


Line Item: Page 9, lines 9.28 to 9.32: An appropriation for $13,300,000 to North Hennepin Technical College to renovate and add space for the Center for Business and Technology.