Senate Floor Amendment

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1.1Senator Limmer moved to amend S.F. No. 4 as follows:
1.2Page 1, after line 5, insert:

1.3    "Section 1. 2017 S.F. No. 844, article 2, section 139, if enacted, is amended to read:

1.4    Sec. 139. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116D.04, subdivision 10, is amended to read:
1.5    Subd. 10. Review. A person aggrieved by a final decision on the need for an
1.6environmental assessment worksheet, the need for an environmental impact statement, or
1.7the adequacy of an environmental impact statement is entitled to judicial review of the
1.8decision under sections 14.63 to 14.68. A petition for a writ of certiorari by an aggrieved
1.9person for judicial review under sections 14.63 to 14.68 must be filed with the Court of
1.10Appeals and served on the responsible governmental unit not more than 30 days after the
1.11responsible governmental unit provides notice of the final decision in the EQB Monitor.
1.12Proceedings for review under this section must be instituted by serving a petition for a writ
1.13of certiorari personally or by certified mail upon the responsible governmental unit and by
1.14promptly filing the proof of service in the Office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts and
1.15the matter will proceed in the manner provided by the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure.
1.16A copy of the petition must be provided to the attorney general at the time of service. Copies
1.17of the writ must be served, personally or by certified mail, upon the responsible governmental
1.18unit and the project proposer. The filing of the writ of certiorari does not stay the enforcement
1.19of any other governmental action, provided that the responsible governmental unit may stay
1.20enforcement or the Court of Appeals may order a stay upon terms it deems proper. A bond
1.21may be required under section 562.02 unless at the time of hearing on the application for
1.22the bond the petitioner-relator has shown that the claim is likely to succeed on the merits.
1.23The board may initiate judicial review of decisions referred to herein and the board or a
1.24project proposer may intervene as of right in any proceeding brought under this subdivision.

1.25    Sec. 2. 2017 S.F. No. 1456, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, if enacted, is amended to
1.26read:
1.27
Subd. 2.Business and Community Development
$
46,074,000
$
40,935,000
1.28
Appropriations by Fund
1.29
General
$43,363,000
$38,424,000
1.30
Remediation
$700,000
$700,000
1.31
1.32
Workforce
Development
$1,861,000
$1,811,000
1.33
Special Revenue
$150,000
-0-
2.1(a) $4,195,000 each year is for the Minnesota
2.2job skills partnership program under
2.3Minnesota Statutes, sections 116L.01 to
2.4116L.17 . If the appropriation for either year
2.5is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
2.6year is available. This appropriation is
2.7available until spent.
2.8(b) $750,000 each year is for grants to the
2.9Neighborhood Development Center for small
2.10business programs:
2.11(1) training, lending, and business services;
2.12(2) model outreach and training in greater
2.13Minnesota; and
2.14(3) development of new business incubators.
2.15This is a onetime appropriation.
2.16(c) $1,175,000 each year is for a grant to the
2.17Metropolitan Economic Development
2.18Association (MEDA) for statewide business
2.19development and assistance services, including
2.20services to entrepreneurs with businesses that
2.21have the potential to create job opportunities
2.22for unemployed and underemployed people,
2.23with an emphasis on minority-owned
2.24businesses. This is a onetime appropriation.
2.25(d) $125,000 each year is for a grant to the
2.26White Earth Nation for the White Earth Nation
2.27Integrated Business Development System to
2.28provide business assistance with workforce
2.29development, outreach, technical assistance,
2.30infrastructure and operational support,
2.31financing, and other business development
2.32activities. This is a onetime appropriation.
3.1(e)(1) $12,500,000 each year is for the
3.2Minnesota investment fund under Minnesota
3.3Statutes, section 116J.8731. Of this amount,
3.4the commissioner of employment and
3.5economic development may use up to three
3.6percent for administration and monitoring of
3.7the program. This appropriation is available
3.8until spent.
3.9(2) Of the amount appropriated in fiscal year
3.102018, $4,000,000 is for a loan to construct and
3.11equip a wholesale electronic component
3.12distribution center investing a minimum of
3.13$200,000,000 and constructing a facility at
3.14least 700,000 square feet in size. Loan funds
3.15may be used for purchases of materials,
3.16supplies, and equipment for the construction
3.17of the facility and are available from July 1,
3.182017, to June 30, 2021. The commissioner of
3.19employment and economic development shall
3.20forgive the loan after verification that the
3.21project has satisfied performance goals and
3.22contractual obligations as required under
3.23Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.8731.
3.24(3) Of the amount appropriated in fiscal year
3.252018, $700,000 is for a loan to extend an
3.26effluent pipe that will deliver reclaimed water
3.27to an innovative waste-to-biofuel project
3.28investing a minimum of $150,000,000 and
3.29constructing a facility that is designed to
3.30process approximately 400,000 tons of waste
3.31annually. Loan funds are available until June
3.3230, 2021.
3.33(f) $8,500,000 each year is for the Minnesota
3.34job creation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
3.35section 116J.8748. Of this amount, the
4.1commissioner of employment and economic
4.2development may use up to three percent for
4.3administrative expenses. This appropriation
4.4is available until expended. In fiscal year 2020
4.5and beyond, the base amount is $8,000,000.
4.6(g) $1,647,000 each year is for contaminated
4.7site cleanup and development grants under
4.8Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.551 to
4.9116J.558 . This appropriation is available until
4.10spent. In fiscal year 2020 and beyond, the base
4.11amount is $1,772,000.
4.12(h) $12,000 each year is for a grant to the
4.13Upper Minnesota Film Office.
4.14(i) $163,000 each year is for the Minnesota
4.15Film and TV Board. The appropriation in each
4.16year is available only upon receipt by the
4.17board of $1 in matching contributions of
4.18money or in-kind contributions from nonstate
4.19sources for every $3 provided by this
4.20appropriation, except that each year up to
4.21$50,000 is available on July 1 even if the
4.22required matching contribution has not been
4.23received by that date.
4.24(j) $500,000 each year is from the general fund
4.25for a grant to the Minnesota Film and TV
4.26Board for the film production jobs program
4.27under Minnesota Statutes, section 116U.26.
4.28This appropriation is available until June 30,
4.292021.
4.30(k) $139,000 each year is for a grant to the
4.31Rural Policy and Development Center under
4.32Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.421.
4.33(l)(1) $1,300,000 each year is for the greater
4.34Minnesota business development public
5.1infrastructure grant program under Minnesota
5.2Statutes, section 116J.431. This appropriation
5.3is available until spent. If the appropriation
5.4for either year is insufficient, the appropriation
5.5for the other year is available. In fiscal year
5.62020 and beyond, the base amount is
5.7$1,787,000. Funds available under this
5.8paragraph may be used for site preparation of
5.9property owned and to be used by private
5.10entities.
5.11(2) Of the amounts appropriated, $1,600,000
5.12in fiscal year 2018 is for a grant to the city of
5.13Thief River Falls to support utility extensions,
5.14roads, and other public improvements related
5.15to the construction of a wholesale electronic
5.16component distribution center at least 700,000
5.17square feet in size and investing a minimum
5.18of $200,000,000. Notwithstanding Minnesota
5.19Statutes, section 116J.431, a local match is
5.20not required. Grant funds are available from
5.21July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2021.
5.22(m) $876,000 the first year and $500,000 the
5.23second year are for the Minnesota emerging
5.24entrepreneur loan program under Minnesota
5.25Statutes, section 116M.18. Funds available
5.26under this paragraph are for transfer into the
5.27emerging entrepreneur program special
5.28revenue fund account created under Minnesota
5.29Statutes, chapter 116M, and are available until
5.30spent. Of this amount, up to four percent is for
5.31administration and monitoring of the program.
5.32In fiscal year 2020 and beyond, the base
5.33amount is $1,000,000.
5.34(n) $875,000 each year is for a grant to
5.35Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. for the small
6.1business growth acceleration program under
6.2Minnesota Statutes, section 116O.115. This
6.3is a onetime appropriation.
6.4(o) $250,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a grant
6.5to the Minnesota Design Center at the
6.6University of Minnesota for the greater
6.7Minnesota community design pilot project.
6.8(p) $275,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
6.9general fund to the commissioner of
6.10employment and economic development for
6.11a grant to Community and Economic
6.12Development Associates (CEDA) for an
6.13economic development study and analysis of
6.14the effects of current and projected economic
6.15growth in southeast Minnesota. CEDA shall
6.16report on the findings and recommendations
6.17of the study to the committees of the house of
6.18representatives and senate with jurisdiction
6.19over economic development and workforce
6.20issues by February 15, 2019. All results and
6.21information gathered from the study shall be
6.22made available for use by cities in southeast
6.23Minnesota by March 15, 2019. This
6.24appropriation is available until June 30, 2020.
6.25(q) $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a
6.26grant to Pillsbury United Communities for
6.27construction and renovation of a building in
6.28north Minneapolis for use as the "North
6.29Market" grocery store and wellness center,
6.30focused on offering healthy food, increasing
6.31health care access, and providing job creation
6.32and economic opportunities in one place for
6.33children and families living in the area. To the
6.34extent possible, Pillsbury United Communities
6.35shall employ individuals who reside within a
7.1five mile radius of the grocery store and
7.2wellness center. This appropriation is not
7.3available until at least an equal amount of
7.4money is committed from nonstate sources.
7.5This appropriation is available until the project
7.6is completed or abandoned, subject to
7.7Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642.
7.8(r) $1,425,000 each year is for the business
7.9development competitive grant program. Of
7.10this amount, up to five percent is for
7.11administration and monitoring of the business
7.12development competitive grant program. All
7.13grant awards shall be for two consecutive
7.14years. Grants shall be awarded in the first year.
7.15(s) $875,000 each year is for the host
7.16community economic development grant
7.17program established in Minnesota Statutes,
7.18section 116J.548.
7.19(t) $700,000 each year is from the remediation
7.20fund for contaminated site cleanup and
7.21development grants under Minnesota Statutes,
7.22sections 116J.551 to 116J.558. This
7.23appropriation is available until spent.
7.24(u) $161,000 each year is from the workforce
7.25development fund for a grant to the Rural
7.26Policy and Development Center. This is a
7.27onetime appropriation.
7.28(v) $300,000 each year is from the workforce
7.29development fund for a grant to Enterprise
7.30Minnesota, Inc. This is a onetime
7.31appropriation.
7.32(w) $50,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
7.33workforce development fund for a grant to
8.1Fighting Chance for behavioral intervention
8.2programs for at-risk youth.
8.3(x) $1,350,000 each year is from the
8.4workforce development fund for job training
8.5grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
8.6116L.42 .
8.7(y)(1) $519,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for
8.8grants to local communities to increase the
8.9supply of quality child care providers in order
8.10to support economic development. At least 60
8.11percent of grant funds must go to communities
8.12located outside of the seven-county
8.13metropolitan area, as defined under Minnesota
8.14Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 2. Grant
8.15recipients must obtain a 50 percent nonstate
8.16match to grant funds in either cash or in-kind
8.17contributions. Grant funds available under this
8.18paragraph must be used to implement solutions
8.19to reduce the child care shortage in the state
8.20including but not limited to funding for child
8.21care business start-ups or expansions, training,
8.22facility modifications or improvements
8.23required for licensing, and assistance with
8.24licensing and other regulatory requirements.
8.25In awarding grants, the commissioner must
8.26give priority to communities that have
8.27documented a shortage of child care providers
8.28in the area.
8.29(2) Within one year of receiving grant funds,
8.30grant recipients must report to the
8.31commissioner on the outcomes of the grant
8.32program including but not limited to the
8.33number of new providers, the number of
8.34additional child care provider jobs created, the
9.1number of additional child care slots, and the
9.2amount of local funds invested.
9.3(3) By January 1 of each year, starting in 2019,
9.4the commissioner must report to the standing
9.5committees of the legislature having
9.6jurisdiction over child care and economic
9.7development on the outcomes of the program
9.8to date.
9.9(z) $319,000 in fiscal year 2018 is from the
9.10general fund for a grant to the East Phillips
9.11Improvement Coalition to create the East
9.12Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) to
9.13expand culturally tailored resources that
9.14address small business growth and create
9.15green jobs. The grant shall fund the
9.16collaborative work of Tamales y Bicicletas,
9.17Little Earth of the United Tribes, a nonprofit
9.18serving East Africans, and other coalition
9.19members towards developing EPNI as a
9.20community space to host activities including,
9.21but not limited to, creation and expansion of
9.22small businesses, culturally specific
9.23entrepreneurial activities, indoor urban
9.24farming, job training, education, and skills
9.25development for residents of this low-income,
9.26environmental justice designated
9.27neighborhood. Eligible uses for grant funds
9.28include, but are not limited to, planning and
9.29start-up costs, staff and consultant costs,
9.30building improvements, rent, supplies, utilities,
9.31vehicles, marketing, and program activities.
9.32The commissioner shall submit a report on
9.33grant activities and quantifiable outcomes to
9.34the committees of the house of representatives
9.35and the senate with jurisdiction over economic
10.1development by December 15, 2020. This
10.2appropriation is available until June 30, 2020.
10.3(aa) $150,000 the first year is from the
10.4renewable development account in the special
10.5revenue fund established in Minnesota
10.6Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to
10.7conduct the biomass facility closure economic
10.8impact study.
10.9(bb)(1)$300,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a
10.10grant to East Side Enterprise Center (ESEC)
10.11to expand culturally tailored resources that
10.12address small business growth and job
10.13creation. This appropriation is available until
10.14June 30, 2020. The appropriation shall fund
10.15the work of African Economic Development
10.16Solutions, the Asian Economic Development
10.17Association, the Dayton's Bluff Community
10.18Council, and the Latino Economic
10.19Development Center in a collaborative
10.20approach to economic development that is
10.21effective with smaller, culturally diverse
10.22communities that seek to increase the
10.23productivity and success of new immigrant
10.24and minority populations living and working
10.25in the community. Programs shall provide
10.26minority business growth and capacity
10.27building that generate wealth and jobs creation
10.28for local residents and business owners on the
10.29East Side of St. Paul.
10.30(2) In fiscal year 2019 ESEC shall use funds
10.31to share its integrated service model and
10.32evolving collaboration principles with civic
10.33and economic development leaders in greater
10.34Minnesota communities which have diverse
10.35populations similar to the East Side of St. Paul.
11.1ESEC shall submit a report of activities and
11.2program outcomes, including quantifiable
11.3measures of success annually to the house of
11.4representatives and senate committees with
11.5jurisdiction over economic development.
11.6(cc) $150,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a grant
11.7to Mille Lacs County for the purpose of
11.8reimbursement grants to small resort
11.9businesses located in the city of Isle with less
11.10than $350,000 in annual revenue, at least four
11.11rental units, which are open during both
11.12summer and winter months, and whose
11.13business was adversely impacted by a decline
11.14in walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs.
11.15(dd)(1) $250,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for a
11.16grant to the Small Business Development
11.17Center hosted at Minnesota State University,
11.18Mankato, for a collaborative initiative with
11.19the Regional Center for Entrepreneurial
11.20Facilitation. Funds available under this section
11.21must be used to provide entrepreneur and
11.22small business development direct professional
11.23business assistance services in the following
11.24counties in Minnesota: Blue Earth, Brown,
11.25Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley,
11.26Watonwan, and Waseca. For the purposes of
11.27this section, "direct professional business
11.28assistance services" must include, but is not
11.29limited to, pre-venture assistance for
11.30individuals considering starting a business.
11.31This appropriation is not available until the
11.32commissioner determines that an equal amount
11.33is committed from nonstate sources. Any
11.34balance in the first year does not cancel and
11.35is available for expenditure in the second year.
12.1(2) Grant recipients shall report to the
12.2commissioner by February 1 of each year and
12.3include information on the number of
12.4customers served in each county; the number
12.5of businesses started, stabilized, or expanded;
12.6the number of jobs created and retained; and
12.7business success rates in each county. By April
12.81 of each year, the commissioner shall report
12.9the information submitted by grant recipients
12.10to the chairs of the standing committees of the
12.11house of representatives and the senate having
12.12jurisdiction over economic development
12.13issues.
12.14(ee) $500,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for the
12.15central Minnesota opportunity grant program
12.16established under Minnesota Statutes, section
12.17116J.9922 . This appropriation is available until
12.18June 30, 2022.
12.19(ff) $25,000 each year is for the administration
12.20of state aid for the Destination Medical Center
12.21under Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.40 to
12.22469.47.

12.23    Sec. 3. 2017 S.F. No. 1456, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4, if enacted, is amended to
12.24read:
12.25
Subd. 4.General Support Services
$
4,170,000
$
4,654,000
12.26
Appropriations by Fund
12.27
General Fund
$4,135,000
$4,606,000
12.28
12.29
Workforce
Development
$35,000
$48,000
12.30(a) $250,000 each year is for the publication,
12.31dissemination, and use of labor market
12.32information under Minnesota Statutes, section
12.33116J.401 .
13.1(b) $1,269,000 each year is for transfer to the
13.2Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for
13.3operating the Olmstead Compliance Office.
13.4(c) $500,000 each year is for a statewide
13.5capacity-building grant program. The
13.6commissioner of employment and economic
13.7development shall, through a request for
13.8proposal process, select a nonprofit
13.9organization to administer the
13.10capacity-building grant program. The selected
13.11organization must have demonstrated
13.12experience in providing financial and technical
13.13assistance to nonprofit organizations statewide.
13.14The selected organization shall provide
13.15financial assistance in the form of subgrants
13.16and technical assistance to small to
13.17medium-sized nonprofit organizations
13.18offering, or seeking to offer, workforce or
13.19economic development programming that
13.20addresses economic disparities in underserved
13.21cultural communities. This assistance can be
13.22provided in-house or in partnership with other
13.23organizations depending on need. The
13.24nonprofit organization selected to administer
13.25the grant program shall report to the
13.26commissioner by February 1 each year
13.27regarding assistance provided, including the
13.28demographic and geographic distribution of
13.29the grant awards, services, and outcomes. By
13.30April 1 each year, the commissioner shall
13.31report the information submitted by the
13.32nonprofit to the legislative committees having
13.33jurisdiction over economic development
13.34issues. Of this amount, one percent is for the
13.35commissioner to conduct the request for
13.36proposal process and monitor the selected
14.1organization. The nonprofit selected to
14.2administer the grant program may use up to
14.3five percent of the grant funds for
14.4administration costs and providing technical
14.5assistance to potential subgrantees.
14.6(d) $25,000 each year is for the administration
14.7of state aid for the Destination Medical Center
14.8under Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.40 to
14.9469.47 .

14.10    Sec. 4. 2017 S.F. No. 1456, article 2, section 4, if enacted, is amended to read:

14.11    Sec. 4. [326B.108] PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION SUBJECT TO
14.12CODE.
14.13    Subdivision 1. Definition. For purposes of this section, "place of public accommodation"
14.14means a publicly or privately owned facility that is designed for occupancy by 200 or more
14.15people and includes is a sports or entertainment arena, stadium, theater, community or
14.16convention hall, special event center, indoor amusement facility or water park, or indoor
14.17swimming pool.
14.18    Subd. 2. Application. Construction, additions, and alterations to a place of public
14.19accommodation must be designed and constructed to comply with the State Building Code.
14.20    Subd. 3. Enforcement. In a municipality that has not adopted the code by ordinance
14.21under section 326B.121, subdivision 2, the commissioner shall enforce this section in
14.22accordance with section 326B.107, subdivision 1.
14.23    Subd. 4. Fire protection systems. If fire protection systems regulated by chapter 299M
14.24are required in a place of public accommodation, then those plan reviews and inspections
14.25shall be conducted by the state fire marshal."
14.26Page 1, after line 20, insert:

14.27    "Sec. 6. 2017 S.F. No. 1456, article 11, section 4, if enacted, is amended to read:

14.28    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.201, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
14.29    Subd. 2. Low-income housing. (a) The agency may use money from the housing trust
14.30fund account to provide loans or grants for:
15.1(1) projects for the development, construction, acquisition, preservation, and rehabilitation
15.2of low-income rental and limited equity cooperative housing units, including temporary
15.3and transitional housing;
15.4(2) the costs of operating rental housing, as determined by the agency, that are unique
15.5to the operation of low-income rental housing or supportive housing;
15.6(3) rental assistance, either project-based or tenant-based; and
15.7(4) projects programs to secure stable housing for families with children eligible for
15.8enrollment in a prekindergarten through grade 12 academic program.
15.9For purposes of this section, "transitional housing" has the meaning given by the United
15.10States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Loans or grants for residential
15.11housing for migrant farmworkers may be made under this section.
15.12(b) The housing trust fund account must be used for the benefit of persons and families
15.13whose income, at the time of initial occupancy, does not exceed 60 percent of median income
15.14as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the
15.15metropolitan area. At least 75 percent of the funds in the housing trust fund account must
15.16be used for the benefit of persons and families whose income, at the time of initial occupancy,
15.17does not exceed 30 percent of the median family income for the metropolitan area as defined
15.18in section 473.121, subdivision 2. For purposes of this section, a household with a housing
15.19assistance voucher under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended,
15.20is deemed to meet the income requirements of this section.
15.21The median family income may be adjusted for families of five or more.
15.22(c) Rental assistance under this section must be provided by governmental units which
15.23administer housing assistance supplements or by for-profit or nonprofit organizations
15.24experienced in housing management. Rental assistance shall be limited to households whose
15.25income at the time of initial receipt of rental assistance does not exceed 60 percent of median
15.26income, as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
15.27for the metropolitan area. Priority among comparable applications for tenant-based rental
15.28assistance will be given to proposals that will serve households whose income at the time
15.29of initial application for rental assistance does not exceed 30 percent of median income, as
15.30determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the
15.31metropolitan area. Rental assistance must be terminated when it is determined that 30 percent
15.32of a household's monthly income for four consecutive months equals or exceeds the market
15.33rent for the unit in which the household resides plus utilities for which the tenant is
15.34responsible. Rental assistance may only be used for rental housing units that meet the housing
16.1maintenance code of the local unit of government in which the unit is located, if such a code
16.2has been adopted, or the housing quality standards adopted by the United States Department
16.3of Housing and Urban Development, if no local housing maintenance code has been adopted.
16.4(d) In making the loans or grants, the agency shall determine the terms and conditions
16.5of repayment and the appropriate security, if any, should repayment be required. To promote
16.6the geographic distribution of grants and loans, the agency may designate a portion of the
16.7grant or loan awards to be set aside for projects located in specified congressional districts
16.8or other geographical regions specified by the agency. The agency may adopt rules for
16.9awarding grants and loans under this subdivision.

16.10    Sec. 7. Laws 2017, chapter 68, article 1, section 17, is amended to read:
16.11    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 326B.921, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
16.12    Subd. 2. High pressure pipefitting contractor license. Before obtaining a permit for
16.13high pressure piping work, a person must obtain or utilize a contractor with a high pressure
16.14piping contractor license.
16.15    A person must have at all times as a full-time employee at least one individual holding
16.16a master high pressure pipefitter competency license. Only full-time employees who hold
16.17master high pressure pipefitter licenses are authorized to obtain high pressure piping permits
16.18in the name of the contractor. The master high pressure pipefitter competency license holder
16.19can be the employee of only one high pressure piping contractor at a time. An application
16.20for a high pressure piping contractor license shall include a verified statement that the
16.21applicant or licensee has complied with this subdivision.
16.22    To retain its contractor license without reapplication, a person holding a high pressure
16.23piping contractor license that ceases to employ an individual holding a master high pressure
16.24pipefitter competency license shall have 60 days from the last day of employment of its
16.25previous master high pressure pipefitter competency license holder to employ another license
16.26holder. The department must be notified no later than five days after the last day of
16.27employment of the previous license holder.
16.28    No high pressure pipefitting work may be performed during any period when the high
16.29pressure pipefitting contractor does not have a master high pressure pipefitter competency
16.30license holder on staff. If a license holder is not employed within 60 days after the last day
16.31of employment of the previous license holder, the pipefitting contractor license shall lapse.
16.32    The board shall prescribe by rule procedures for application for and issuance of contractor
16.33licenses.

17.1    Sec. 8. Laws 2017, chapter 68, article 1, section 26, is amended to read:
17.2    Sec. 26. REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
17.3The revisor of statutes shall replace the term "journeyman" or "journeymans"
17.4"journeymen" with "journeyworker" or "journeyworkers" wherever it appears in Minnesota
17.5Statutes, chapter 326B. All journeyman licenses issued under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
17.6326B, before the effective date of this act are deemed journeyworker licenses.

17.7    Sec. 9. Laws 2017, chapter 93, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
17.8
Subd. 3.Ecological and Water Resources
32,740,000
32,629,000
17.9
Appropriations by Fund
17.10
2018
2019
17.11
General
17,213,000
17,046,000
17.12
Natural Resources
10,576,000
10,576,000
17.13
Game and Fish
4,951,000
5,007,000
17.14(a) $3,242,000 the first year and $3,242,000
17.15the second year are from the invasive species
17.16account in the natural resources fund and
17.17$3,206,000 the first year and $3,206,000 the
17.18second year are from the general fund for
17.19management, public awareness, assessment
17.20and monitoring research, and water access
17.21inspection to prevent the spread of invasive
17.22species; management of invasive plants in
17.23public waters; and management of terrestrial
17.24invasive species on state-administered lands.
17.25(b) $5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000
17.26the second year are from the water
17.27management account in the natural resources
17.28fund for only the purposes specified in
17.29Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.27,
17.30subdivision 2
.
17.31(c) $124,000 the first year and $124,000 the
17.32second year are for a grant to the Mississippi
17.33Headwaters Board for up to 50 percent of the
18.1cost of implementing the comprehensive plan
18.2for the upper Mississippi within areas under
18.3the board's jurisdiction.
18.4(d) $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the
18.5second year are for payment to the Leech Lake
18.6Band of Chippewa Indians to implement the
18.7band's portion of the comprehensive plan for
18.8the upper Mississippi.
18.9(e) $264,000 the first year and $264,000 the
18.10second year are for grants for up to 50 percent
18.11of the cost of implementation of the Red River
18.12mediation agreement.
18.13(f) $2,078,000 the first year and $2,134,000
18.14the second year are from the heritage
18.15enhancement account in the game and fish
18.16fund for only the purposes specified in
18.17Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
18.18paragraph (e), clause (1).
18.19(g) $950,000 the first year and $950,000 the
18.20second year are from the nongame wildlife
18.21management account in the natural resources
18.22fund for the purpose of nongame wildlife
18.23management. Notwithstanding Minnesota
18.24Statutes, section 290.431, $100,000 the first
18.25year and $100,000 the second year may be
18.26used for nongame wildlife information,
18.27education, and promotion.
18.28(h) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
18.29section 84.943, $13,000 the first year and
18.30$13,000 the second year from the critical
18.31habitat private sector matching account may
18.32be used to publicize the critical habitat license
18.33plate match program.
19.1(i) $6,000,000 the first year and $6,000,000
19.2the second year are from the general fund for
19.3the following activities:
19.4(1) financial reimbursement and technical
19.5support to soil and water conservation districts
19.6or other local units of government for
19.7groundwater level monitoring;
19.8(2) surface water monitoring and analysis,
19.9including installation of monitoring gauges;
19.10(3) groundwater analysis to assist with water
19.11appropriation permitting decisions;
19.12(4) permit application review incorporating
19.13surface water and groundwater technical
19.14analysis;
19.15(5) precipitation data and analysis to improve
19.16the use of irrigation;
19.17(6) information technology, including
19.18electronic permitting and integrated data
19.19systems; and
19.20(7) compliance and monitoring.
19.21(j) $167,000 the first year is for a grant to the
19.22Koronis Lake Association for purposes of
19.23removing and preventing aquatic invasive
19.24species. This is a onetime appropriation and
19.25is available until June 30, 2022.
19.26(k) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
19.27section 297A.94, $410,000 the first year and
19.28$410,000 the second year are from the heritage
19.29enhancement account in the game and fish
19.30fund for grants to the Minnesota Aquatic
19.31Invasive Species Research Center at the
19.32University of Minnesota to prioritize, support,
19.33and develop research-based solutions that can
20.1reduce the effects of aquatic invasive species
20.2in Minnesota by preventing spread, controlling
20.3populations, and managing ecosystems and to
20.4advance knowledge to inspire action by others.

20.5    Sec. 10. Laws 2017, chapter 93, article 1, section 11, is amended to read:
20.6
Sec. 11. REVENUE
$
2,000,000
$
2,000,000
20.7$2,000,000 each year is for riparian protection
20.8aid payments under Minnesota Statutes,
20.9section 477A.21. Notwithstanding Minnesota
20.10Statutes, section 477A.21, subdivisions 3 and
20.114, the first year appropriation may be paid only
20.12to counties. Unexpended funds from the first
20.13year are available the second year.

20.14    Sec. 11. 2017 First Special Session, H.F. 1, article 4, section 25, if enacted, is amended
20.15to read:
20.16[477A.22] APPROPRIATION; RIPARIAN PROTECTION AID.
20.17$6,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $8,000,000 in each fiscal year thereafter is
20.18appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of revenue for riparian protection
20.19aid payments under Minnesota Statutes, section 477A.21. These amounts may be in addition
20.20to other appropriations for the same purpose. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
20.21477A.21, subdivisions 3 and 4, the fiscal year 2018 appropriation may be paid only to
20.22counties. Unexpended funds from fiscal year 2018 are available in fiscal year 2019.
20.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for aids payable in 2017 and thereafter.

20.24    Sec. 12. 2017 First Special Session, H.F. No. 2, article 4, section 12, subdivision 2, if
20.25enacted, is amended to read:
20.26    Subd. 2. Special education; regular. For special education aid under Minnesota Statutes,
20.27section 125A.75:
20.28
$
1,341,161,000
.....
2018
20.29
$
1,426,827,000
.....
2019
20.30The 2018 appropriation includes $156,403,000 for 2017 and $1,184,758 $1,184,758,000
20.31for 2018.
21.1The 2019 appropriation includes $131,639,000 $166,667,000 for 2018 and $1,295,188
21.2$1,260,160,000 for 2019."
21.3Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
21.4Amend the title accordingly
21.5The motion prevailed. #did not prevail. So the amendment was #not adopted.