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YearSessionChapterBillCompanionPocket?GovernorGovernor's MessageTopicFull or LineOverridden?
200584th Legislature, 2005 1st Special Session1 SF69 NoTim Pawlenty 6/30/2005 Omnibus environment, natural resources, agriculture and economic development appropriations. Line No attempt

Line Item: Page 103, lines 45-59: Climate change impacts on Minnesota's Aquatic Resources, $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year from the trust fund to the University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute, to quantify climate, hydrologic, and ecological variability and trends; and identify indicators of future climate change effects on aquatic systems.


Line Item: Page 103, lines 60-63 and page 104, lines 1-11: Green Roof Cost Share and Monitoring, $175,000 the first year and $175,000 the second year from the trust fund to the Commissioner of Natural Resources for an agreement with Ramsey Conservation district to install green,vegetated roofs on four commercial or industrial buildings in Roseville and Falcon Heights and to monitor their effectiveness for stormwater management, flood reduction, water quality, and energy efficiency.


Line Item: Page 105, lines 42-50: Upgrades to Blue Heron Research Vessel, $28,000 is from the Great Lakes protection account in the first year and $133,000 the first year and $134,000 the second year from the trust fund to the University of Minnesota, Large Lakes Observatory, to upgrade and overhaul the Blue Heron Research Vessel.


Line Item: Page 106, lines 46-55: Land Cover Mapping for Natural Resource Protection. $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year for an agreement with Hennepin County to develop GIS tools for prioritizing natural areas for protection and restoration and to update and complete land cover classification mapping.


Line Item: Page 108, lines 49-61 and page 109, line 1: Planning for Economic Development via Energy Independence. $120,000 the first year and $120,000 the second year from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the University of Minnesota-Duluth to evaluate the socioeconomic benefits of statewide and community renewable energy production and distribution by analyzing system installation, technical capabilities, cost-competitiveness, economic impacts, and policy incentives.


Line Item: Page 109, lines 50-59 and page 110, lines 1-4: Phillips Biomass Community Energy System. $450,000 the first year and $450,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Phillips Community Energy Cooperative to assist in the distribution system equipment and construction costs for a biomass district energy system. This appropriation is contingent on all appropriate permits being obtained and a signed commitment of financing for the biomass electrical generating facility being in place.


Line Item: Page 110, lines 17-30: Enhancing Civic Understanding of Groundwater. $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Science Museum of Minnesota to create groundwater exhibits and a statewide traveling groundwater classroom program.


Line Item: Page 110, lines 49-56: Environmental Problem-Solving Model for Twin Cities Schools. $38,000 the first year and $37,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Eco Education to train high school students and teachers on environmental problem solving.


Line Item: Page 110, lines 5-13: Laurentian Energy Authority Biomass Project. $233,000 the first year and $233,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Virginia Public Utility to lease land and plant approximately 1,000 acres of trees to support a proposed conversion to a biomass power plant.


Line Item: Page 221, lines 30-36: $125,000 the first year is for a grant to the Northwest Regional Development Commission at Warren to do field research on the planting and production of cold-hardy grape cultivars. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended.


Line Item: Page 222, lines 49-61 and page 223, lines 1-5: $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are from the workforce development fund for a onetime grant to the Minnesota Opportunities Industrialization Centers State Council. The grant shall be used by the American Indian opportunities Industrialization Centers of Minneapolis, and the Northwestern Opportunities Industrialization Centers of Bemidji, to provide training to American Indians on personal financial management and investment and to become small businesspersons.


Line Item: Page 223, lines 36-38: $1,069,000 the first year and $1,069,000 the second year from the general fund.


Line Item: Page 223, lines 46-50: $183,000 the first year and $183,000 the second year are for a onetime grant for the learn-to-earn summer youth employment program.


Line Item: Page 224, lines 12-16: $5,000 the first year and $5,000 the second year are for a onetime grant to the Northwest Regional Curfew Center under the youth intervention program in Minnesota Statutes, section 116L.30.


Line Item: Page 224, lines 17-25: $8,500 in the first year and $8,500 in the second year are from the department's base for a grant to the Twin Cities Community Voice Mail to maintain the toll-free telephone number for the Greater Minnesota Project. The commissioner must ensure that the telephone number is not changed for the 2006-2007 biennium.


Line Item: Page 225, lines 42-46: Minnesota Conservation Corps, $1,200,000 in the first year and $1,200,000 the second year. This appropriation is from the workforce development fund for a onetime appropriation for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 84.991.


Line Item: Page 87, lines 41-53: $325,000 for a grant to "Let's Go Fishing" of Minnesota to promote opportunities for fishing.


Line Item: Page 93, lines 40-41 in part: $450,000 the second year for the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources.


Line Item: Page 97, lines 17-32: $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Aitkin County for a six-year revolving loan fund to improve public and private land ownership patterns, increase management efficiency, and protect critical habitat in Aitkin, Cass, and Crow Wing Counties.


Line Item: Page 98, lines 16-23: $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year for State Park and Recreation Area-Enhancing Development.