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May 30, 2018
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State Parks: rehab

2018 Legislative Outcome

Amount RequestedAmount Funded
$20 millionAn unspecified portion of the $30 million appropriated to the DNR overall, plus a portion of the 3.4 million for building betterment

Funding Source

Seal of MinnesotaENRTF logoGeneral Obligation Bonds and

Trust Fund Bonds

Final Bill » Law

Bonding Bill H.F.No. 4425

Session Law Chapter 214: Article 1: Capital Improvement Appropriations: Sec. 7 Natural Resources

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Session Law Chapter 214: Article 6: Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriation Bond, Sec. 4: Special Appropriations Trust Funds Bonds, Subd 5: Natural Resources

Final Language in Law

Subd. 2. Natural Resources Asset Preservation $26,581,000
For the renovation of state-owned facilities and recreational assets operated by the commissioner of natural resources to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946, the commissioner may use this appropriation to replace buildings if, considering the embedded energy in the building, that is the most energy-efficient and carbon-reducing method of renovation.

Subd. 4. Acquisition and Betterment of Buildings $6,000,000
For acquisition, predesign, design, and construction to replace existing facilities that no longer meet the business needs of the department; for the predesign, design, and construction of a drill core facility in Hibbing; and for the design and construction of storage facilities.

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(1) Natural Resources Asset Preservation $3,419,000
For the renovation of state-owned facilities and recreational assets within units of the outdoor recreation system classified under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, operated by the commissioner of natural resources to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946, the commissioner may use this appropriation to replace buildings if, considering the embedded energy in the building, that is the most energy-efficient and carbon-reducing method of renovation.

 

Proposed Project Overview

Renew state park visitor facilities that have fallen into disrepair.

2018 Identified Need

$20 million

Project Impact

Many visitor facilities across the state park system is dilapidated, and funding is needed for rehabilitation and renewal. Potential projects include rehabbing old buildings (e.g., at Rice Lake State Park), replacing deteriorating water and sanitation systems (e.g., at Itasca State Park, Whitewater State Park, and McCarthy Beach State Park), repairing park roads in poor condition, and renewing water access sites.

Project Support

Project identified by the MnDNR as a priority

Bill Status: Passed & Signed

  1. Bonding Bill (HF 4425) introduced that includes an appropriation of
    1. $3,419,000 for the renovation of state-owned facilities and recreational assets within units of the outdoor recreation system classified under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, operated by the commissioner of natural resources to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946, the commissioner may use this appropriation to replace buildings if, considering the embedded energy in the building, that is the most energy-efficient and carbon-reducing method of renovation.
    2. $26,581,000 for the renovation of state-owned facilities and recreational assets operated by the commissioner of natural resources to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 84.946, the commissioner may use this appropriation to replace buildings if, considering the embedded energy in the building, that is the most energy-efficient and carbon-reducing method of renovation.
    3. $6,000,000 for acquisition, predesign, design, and construction to replace existing facilities that no longer meet the business needs of the department; for the predesign, design, and construction of a drill core facility in Hibbing; and for the design and construction of storage facilities.
  2. Bill passed in Senate (vote: 113-17) and House (vote: 42-25)
  3. Signed by Gov. Dayton on May 30, 2018

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