as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/14/2011 11:20am
|Introduction||Posted on 04/14/2011|
A bill for an act
relating to the permanent school fund; limiting the portion of fire suppression
costs that may be assessed against permanent school trust lands; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.125, subdivision 5.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 16A.125, subdivision 5, is amended to
(a) The term "state forest trust fund lands" as used
in this subdivision, means public land in trust under the Constitution set apart as "forest
lands under the authority of the commissioner" of natural resources as defined by section
89.001, subdivision 13new text beginnew text end.
(b) The commissioner of management and budget shall credit the revenue from the
forest trust fund lands to the forest suspense account. The account must specify the trust
funds interested in the lands and the respective receipts of the lands.
(c) After a fiscal year, the commissioner of management and budget shall certify the
total costs incurred for forestry during that year under appropriations for the protection,
improvement, administration, and management of state forest trust fund lands and
construction and improvement of forest roads to enhance the forest value of the lands. The
certificate must specify the trust funds interested in the landsnew text beginnew text end. The commissioner of natural resources shall supply the
commissioner of management and budget with the information needed for the certificate.
(d) After a fiscal year, the commissioner shall distribute the receipts credited to the
suspense account during that fiscal year as follows:
(1) the amount of the certified costs incurred by the state for forest management,
forest improvement, and road improvement during the fiscal year shall be transferred to
the forest management investment account established under section 89.039;
(2) the balance of the certified costs incurred by the state during the fiscal year
shall be transferred to the general fund; and
(3) the balance of the receipts shall then be returned prorated to the trust funds in
proportion to their respective interests in the lands which produced the receipts.
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