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HF 2257

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/22/2012 04:53pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/15/2012

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; providing for continued operation of the Minnesota
Zoological Garden when biennial appropriations have not been enacted;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 85A.04,
subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 85A.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Depositnew text begin; continued operationnew text end.

new text begin(a) new text endAll receipts from parking and
admission to the Minnesota Zoological Garden shall be deposited in the state treasury
and credited to an account in the special revenue fund, and are annually appropriated to
the board for operations and maintenance.

new text begin (b) The Minnesota Zoological Garden shall remain open, regardless of whether all
or any part of the biennial appropriation law for the zoo has been enacted. Appropriations
under this section shall be used for operations of the zoo when the biennial appropriation
law has not been enacted. If, by July 1 of an odd-numbered year, legislation has not been
enacted to appropriate money to the commissioner of management and budget for central
accounting, procurement, payroll, and human resources functions, amounts necessary to
operate those functions for the purpose of this paragraph are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget. Any subsequent appropriation to
the commissioner of management and budget for a biennium in which this paragraph has
been applied supersedes and replaces the funding authorized in this paragraph.
new text end