.................... moves to amend H. F. No. 1392 as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
1.4 The sums shown in the column under "Appropriations" are appropriated from the
1.5bond proceeds fund, or another named fund, to the state agencies or officials indicated,
1.6to be spent for public purposes. Appropriations of bond proceeds must be spent as
1.7authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph (a), to acquire
1.8and better public land and buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature, or
1.9as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraphs (b) to (j), or
1.10article XIV. Unless otherwise specified, the appropriations in this act are available until
1.11the project is completed or abandoned subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642.
|"Section 1. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
Sec. 2. PRIORITIES.
1.13 Subdivision 1. General. The Energy Finance and Policy Division of the House
1.14Finance Committee prioritizes the appropriations in this act as provided in this section.
1.15 Subd. 2. High priorities. The Green Bonds: Grants to Municipalities program in
1.17 Subd. 3. Medium. The Waste to Energy Demonstration Project in section 4,
1.19 Subd. 4. Low. The Steam Line Extension project in section 4, subdivision 3.
1.20 Subd. 5. Do not fund.
1.23To the commissioner of commerce for the
1.24purposes specified in this section.
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
2.3(a) For grants to municipalities that meet
2.4or exceed the sustainability guidelines
2.5of Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.325.
2.6"Municipality" means a county, statutory or
2.7home rule charter city, town, school district,
2.8or any combination of those units operating
2.9under an agreement to undertake projects
2.10jointly. The grants are:
2.11 (1) to pay a portion of the incremental cost of predesign and design work that will
2.12identify the design elements and costs for construction or renovation of the proposed
2.13building and adjacent landscaping using standard construction methods, and the design
2.14elements and costs for construction or renovation using energy-efficient elements; and
2.15 (2) to pay a portion of the incremental cost of construction or renovation and
2.16adjacent landscaping work related to implementation of the energy-efficient design, as
2.17identified in the design.
2.18 (b) The commissioner shall prescribe the application form. For all grants, the
2.19application must include at least the following information:
2.20 (1) the resolution adopted by the municipality in support of the project and
2.21specifically in support of implementing an energy-efficient design in the construction
2.22of the new municipal building;
2.23 (2) a detailed estimate, along with necessary supporting evidence, of the total costs
2.24for the phase of the project for which a grant is sought;
2.25 (3) evidence that the municipality has funds committed to pay for the balance of this
2.26phase of the project; and
2.27 (4) any additional information or material the commissioner requires.
2.28 (c) For a predesign or design grant, the application must include at least the
2.30 (1) a general description of the project, including the ultimate use of the building,
2.31an estimate of the size, possible locations for the building, ownership, and timeline for
2.33 (2) the method for soliciting proposals from design professionals and the
2.34qualifications required by the municipality in selecting the design professional for the
3.1 (3) an estimate of the incremental cost of the predesign or design work proposed that
3.2will be due to providing the energy-efficient alternative.
3.3 (d) For a construction grant, the application must include at least the predesign and
3.4design work that provides sufficient detail for the commissioner to identify the difference in
3.5construction costs and estimated operating costs, including energy consumption, between
3.6construction of the project with standard elements and construction using the proposed
3.7energy-efficient elements. Grants may only be provided for additional construction or
3.8renovation costs that would not be recovered from energy savings within five years.
3.9 (e) The commissioner shall require each grant recipient to document and report
3.10details of the project funded to allow the commissioner to analyze costs, energy savings,
3.11and building operational savings.
|Subd. 2.Green Bonds: Grants to
|Sec. 4. EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC
3.15To the commissioner of employment and
3.16economic development for the purposes
3.17specified in this section.
|Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
3.20For a grant to be used to design, construct,
3.21furnish, and equip a waste to energy
3.22demonstration facility that:
3.23 (1) uses plasma arc technology to generate energy;
3.24 (2) uses a variety of Minnesota feedstocks, including corn stover, corn cobs, and
3.25wood chips, and scrap materials as fuel; and
3.26 (3) is to be manufactured by a company incorporated in Minnesota and is to be
3.27installed by Hutchinson Utilities Commission on a site in Hutchinson to be selected by
3.28the commission. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of finance
3.29determines that at least $1,500,000 has been committed to the project from other sources.
|Subd. 2.Waste to Energy Demonstration
3.31For a grant to Olmsted County to design
3.32and construct approximately 1.25 miles of
3.33a new steam pipeline from the Olmsted
3.34Waste-to-Energy Facility to the Rochester
3.35Community and Technical College Campus,
4.1supplying steam heat and cooling from a
4.2renewable energy source. This appropriation
4.3is not available until the commissioner has
4.4determined that at least an equal amount has
4.5been committed from Olmsted County.
|Subd. 3.Steam Line Extension
Sec. 5. BOND SALE AUTHORIZATION.
4.7 To provide the money appropriated in this act from the bond proceeds fund, the
4.8commissioner of finance shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to
4.9$18,500,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota
4.10Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI,
4.11sections 4 to 7.
Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16B.325, is amended to read:
4.1316B.325 SUSTAINABLE BUILDING GUIDELINES.
4.14 Subdivision 1. Development of sustainable building guidelines.
of Administration and the Department of Commerce, with the assistance of other agencies,
shall develop sustainable building design guidelines for all new state buildings by January
15, 2003, and for all major renovations of state buildings by February 1, 2009
primary objectives of these guidelines are to ensure that all new state buildings, and
4.19major renovations of state buildings,
existing the state
energy code, as
established in Minnesota Rules, chapter 7676, by at least 30 percent.
4.21 Subd. 2. Lowest possible cost; energy conservation.
The guidelines must focus
on achieving the lowest possible lifetime cost for new buildings and major renovations,
and allow for changes in the guidelines that encourage continual energy conservation
improvements in new buildings and major renovations. The guidelines shall define
4.25"major renovations" for purposes of this section
. The design guidelines must establish
sustainability guidelines that include air quality and lighting standards and that create
and maintain a healthy environment and facilitate productivity improvements; specify
ways to reduce material costs; and must consider the long-term operating costs of the
building, including the use of renewable energy sources and distributed electric energy
generation that uses a renewable source or natural gas or a fuel that is as clean or cleaner
than natural gas.
4.32 Subd. 3. Development of guidelines; applicability.
In developing the guidelines,
the departments shall use an open process, including providing the opportunity for public
comment. The guidelines established under this section are mandatory for all new
buildings receiving funding from the bond proceeds fund after January 1, 2004, and for all
5.2major renovations receiving funding from the bond proceeds fund after February 1, 2009
Sec. 7. EFFECTIVE DATE.
5.4 Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective the day following final enactment.
Amend the title accordingly