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HF 796

as introduced - 81st Legislature (1999 - 2000) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to natural resources land; increasing certain 
  1.3             in lieu payment formulas to counties; amending 
  1.4             Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 477A.12. 
  1.6      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 477A.12, is 
  1.7   amended to read: 
  1.10     (a) There is annually appropriated to the commissioner of 
  1.11  natural resources from the general fund for payment to counties 
  1.12  within the state an amount equal to: 
  1.13     (1) for acquired natural resources land, $3 $4 multiplied 
  1.14  by the total number of acres of acquired natural resources land 
  1.15  or, beginning July 1, 1996, at the county's option three-fourths 
  1.16  of one percent of the appraised value of all acquired natural 
  1.17  resources land in the county, whichever is greater; 
  1.18     (2) 75 cents $1 multiplied by the number of acres of 
  1.19  county-administered other natural resources land; and 
  1.20     (3) 37.5 50 cents multiplied by the number of acres of 
  1.21  commissioner-administered other natural resources land located 
  1.22  in each county as of July 1 of each year. 
  1.23     (b) Lands for which payments in lieu are made pursuant to 
  1.24  section 97A.061, subdivision 3, and Laws 1973, chapter 567, 
  1.25  shall not be eligible for payments under this section.  Each 
  2.1   county auditor shall certify to the department of natural 
  2.2   resources during July of each year the number of acres of 
  2.3   county-administered other natural resources land within the 
  2.4   county.  The department of natural resources may, in addition to 
  2.5   the certification of acreage, require descriptive lists of land 
  2.6   so certified.  The commissioner of natural resources shall 
  2.7   determine and certify the number of acres of acquired natural 
  2.8   resources land and commissioner-administered natural resources 
  2.9   land within each county. 
  2.10     (c) For the purposes of this section, the appraised value 
  2.11  of acquired natural resources land is the purchase price for the 
  2.12  first five years after acquisition.  The appraised value of 
  2.13  acquired natural resources land received as a donation is the 
  2.14  value determined for the commissioner of natural resources by a 
  2.15  licensed appraiser, or the county assessor's estimated market 
  2.16  value if no appraisal is done.  The appraised value must be 
  2.17  determined by the county assessor every five years after the 
  2.18  land is acquired.