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HF 67

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/18/2019 03:36pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; allowing counties to file policies of no net gain;
requiring land sales; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.056, by
adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.056, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 25. new text end

new text begin No net gain; counties. new text end

new text begin (a) A county may file a policy of no net gain of state
lands, adopted by the county board, with the commissioner of natural resources. The policy
must express the county's policy against the acquisition of additional land by the state within
the county.
new text end

new text begin (b) When the commissioner of natural resources acquires private land within a county
that has filed a policy of no net gain of state lands under this subdivision and the land was
acquired in fee with money appropriated from the outdoor heritage fund, the commissioner
of natural resources must sell to a private individual or entity an equal number of acres of
land within the county. The value of the land sold must be of at least substantially equal
value of the lands acquired. Notwithstanding section 94.10, subdivision 2, if lands being
offered for sale to comply with this subdivision remain unsold after a public sale offering,
the lands may be sold for less than the appraised value. Land sold under this paragraph must
not be sold for less than 75 percent of the appraised value.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the purposes of this subdivision, "substantially equal value" has the meaning
given under section 94.343, subdivision 3, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end