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HF 2220

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/01/2019 05:42pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/07/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; establishing Minnesota Outdoor Recreation
Office; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 116U.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [116U.60] MINNESOTA OUTDOOR RECREATION OFFICE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Office established. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office is
established as an office in Explore Minnesota Tourism. The director of Explore Minnesota
Tourism must appoint the director of the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office must:
new text end

new text begin (1) support the outdoor recreation economy of Minnesota and work toward equitable
access to the outdoors;
new text end

new text begin (2) coordinate outdoor recreation policy and management among state and federal
agencies and local government entities;
new text end

new text begin (3) assist in promoting and marketing opportunities and events for outdoor recreation;
new text end

new text begin (4) assist in establishing outdoor recreation businesses and provide technical assistance
with resources and opportunities for economic development;
new text end

new text begin (5) develop strategies to recruit and grow outdoor recreation businesses to enhance
recreation-related employment in Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (6) promote stewardship and preservation of Minnesota's unique environment and cultural
assets;
new text end

new text begin (7) promote education and use of outdoor recreation assets to enhance public health;
new text end

new text begin (8) support outdoor recreation programs at Minnesota educational institutions;
new text end

new text begin (9) collect data on the impact of outdoor recreation in the state and the accessibility of
natural resources for underserved populations; and
new text end

new text begin (10) recommend policies and initiatives to increase equitable and inclusive access to
outdoor recreational amenities and experiences.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Interagency cooperation. new text end

new text begin Explore Minnesota Tourism and the departments
of natural resources, health, transportation, and employment and economic development
must cooperate with and assist the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office to support its
duties as they relate to the purposes of the respective office or agencies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin On or before November 1, the director of the Minnesota Outdoor
Recreation Office must submit an annual report to the legislature on the accomplishments,
recommendations, and findings of the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office from the
preceding fiscal year.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to Explore Minnesota
Tourism for the purposes of section 1.
new text end