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HF 283

2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 06/02/2016 11:38am

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

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to the military; designating certain lands around Camp Ripley as sentinel
landscape; creating a coordinating committee; requiring a report; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 190.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [190.33] CAMP RIPLEY SENTINEL LANDSCAPE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Designation of certain lands. new text end

new text begin (a) Camp Ripley shall be a sentinel
landscape. By January 16, 2017, the coordinating committee established under subdivision
2 shall designate certain lands in the vicinity of Camp Ripley to be contained in the
sentinel landscape of Camp Ripley. The purpose of this designation shall be to identify
lands important to the nation's defense mission in an effort to preserve and enhance the
relationship between willing landowners and Camp Ripley and to create incentives
to encourage landowners' land management practices consistent with Camp Ripley's
military missions.
new text end

new text begin (b) Individuals who own land which is deemed part of the sentinel landscape shall be
provided the opportunity to participate, on a voluntary basis, in various programs designed
to encourage land uses compatible with Camp Ripley's military missions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment of coordinating committee. new text end

new text begin (a) By March 1, 2016,
the adjutant general shall establish a coordinating committee to address issues related
to technical support services and appropriate financial assistance to landowners who
voluntarily participate in the sentinel landscape program in subdivision 1.
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new text begin (b) The committee will be comprised of the following individuals:
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new text begin (1) the adjutant general or a designee who will serve as the chair of the committee;
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new text begin (2) the commissioner of agriculture or a designee;
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new text begin (3) the commissioner of natural resources or a designee; and
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new text begin (4) the executive director of the Board of Water and Soil Resources or a designee.
new text end

new text begin The committee may also seek input from federal agencies, including but not limited
to the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the National Guard Bureau,
the Department of the Interior, or the Department of Agriculture. The committee may
also appoint members from other state agencies, county officials from any county where
sentinel landscapes are located, and nongovernmental organizations that participate in
land management activities within the sentinel landscape.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The chair shall convene meetings as necessary to conduct
the duties prescribed in this section. The chair shall convene the first meeting of the
committee by March 1, 2016.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The committee shall identify sentinel land, and develop
recommendations to encourage landowners within the sentinel lands to voluntarily
participate in and begin or continue land uses compatible with Camp Ripley's military
mission. In designating sentinel lands, the coordinating committee shall include all working
or natural lands, wherever located, that the coordinating committee believes contribute
to the long-term sustainability of the military missions conducted at Camp Ripley. In
determining which lands to designate, the coordinating committee shall seek input from the
director of the Department of Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration
Program, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, the director of the Army Compatible Use
Buffer Program, the commander of the Camp Ripley Training Center, the commissioner of
agriculture, the commissioner of natural resources, the executive director of the Board
of Water and Soil Resources, appropriate county commissioners from any county where
designated lands are located, and any others the adjutant general deems appropriate.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Compensation. new text end

new text begin Members of the committee will serve without
compensation.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 16, 2017, the adjutant general, with the assistance
of the coordinating committee established in subdivision 2, shall submit a report to the
governor and to the chairs of the committees in the house of representatives and senate
with primary jurisdiction over the Department of Military Affairs. The report must
summarize the committee's efforts to encourage landowners within the Camp Ripley
sentinel landscape to voluntarily participate in and begin or continue land uses compatible
with Camp Ripley's military mission. This report will include a map which geographically
defines the boundaries of the sentinel landscape and may also provide recommendations
for any further legislation the coordinating committee deems necessary to further the
goals of this program.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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