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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 1131

2nd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10
3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17
3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20
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4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4
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6.30 6.31 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14
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17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 18.1 18.2 18.3
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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; providing for an outdoor lighting fixture model
ordinance; modifying land acquisition requirements; modifying land owners' bill
of rights; modifying requirements for certain recreational vehicles; modifying
certain state trails and parks; modifying state park permit provisions; modifying
definitions; modifying license provisions; modifying possession and taking
restrictions; providing for apprentice hunter validation; modifying commercial
fishing provisions; providing for crossbow deer hunting; providing for an Appeals
Board of Zoning Adjustment; modifying certain county powers; modifying
recordation requirements for mineral interests; modifying requirements for
certain contested case hearings; modifying water supply plan requirements;
modifying wetlands provisions; adopting the Uniform Environmental Covenants
Act; modifying individual sewage treatment system provisions; extending
exemptions to noise standards; restricting the use of phosphorous in household
dishwasher detergent; authorizing public and private sales, conveyances,
and exchanges of certain state lands; providing for status of certain land in
St. Louis County; providing for temporary suspension of apportionment of
certain proceeds from tax-forfeited lands; providing for a walk-in access plan
and travel green program; modifying authority for and requiring rulemaking;
requiring reports and studies; requiring public meetings; providing for renaming
Big Island; providing criminal and civil penalties; providing appointments;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.0272,
subdivision 3; 84.0274, subdivision 5; 84.029, subdivision 2; 84.777, as
amended; 84.788, subdivision 1; 84.82, subdivision 6; 84.8205, subdivision
1; 84.925, subdivision 5; 84.9256, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision;
84.9257; 84.926, by adding subdivisions; 84.928, subdivision 1; 84.929; 85.015,
subdivisions 14, 22; 85.053, subdivisions 2, 8; 93.55, subdivision 1, by adding
a subdivision; 97A.015, subdivision 24, by adding a subdivision; 97A.401,
subdivision 5; 97A.405, subdivisions 2, 4; 97A.411, subdivision 1; 97A.421, by
adding a subdivision; 97A.441, subdivision 7; 97A.445, subdivision 1; 97A.451,
subdivision 3; 97A.475, subdivisions 2, 16; 97A.505, subdivision 4; 97A.511;
97B.015, by adding a subdivision; 97B.020; 97B.031, subdivision 1; 97B.035,
by adding a subdivision; 97B.075; 97B.085, subdivision 3; 97B.301, subdivision
7; 97B.311; 97B.318, subdivision 1; 97B.928, subdivision 1; 97C.325; 97C.335;
97C.355, subdivision 8; 97C.835, subdivisions 1, 3, 8; 103G.2241, subdivision
4; 103G.2242, subdivision 15, as amended; 103G.291, subdivision 3; 103G.311,
subdivision 2; 115.072; 115.56, subdivision 2; 115B.17, subdivision 15; 116.07,
subdivision 2a; 116.23; 169A.35, subdivision 1; 373.01, subdivision 1; 473.1565,
subdivision 1; 473.859, subdivision 3; Laws 2006, chapter 251, section 16; Laws
2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 4, subdivision 8; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16B; 97B; 97C; proposing coding for new
law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 114E; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006,
sections 84.928, subdivision 8; 85.015, subdivision 11; 97A.475, subdivision 38;
97C.365; Laws 2006, chapter 236, article 1, section 2.

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

ARTICLE 1

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY

Section 1.

new text begin [16B.328] OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES MODEL ORDINANCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given:
new text end

new text begin (1) "energy conservation" means reducing energy use and includes: (i) using a light
with lower wattage; and (ii) using devices such as time controls, motion detectors, or on
and off switches that limit unnecessary use of lighting;
new text end

new text begin (2) "cutoff luminaire" means a luminaire in which 2.5 percent or less of the lamp
lumens are emitted above a horizontal plane through the luminaire's lowest part and ten
percent or less of the lamp lumens are emitted at a vertical angle 80 degrees above the
luminaire's lowest point;
new text end

new text begin (3) "light pollution" means the shining of light produced by a luminaire above the
height of the luminaire and into the sky;
new text end

new text begin (4) "lumen" means a unit of luminous flux. One footcandle is one lumen per square
foot. For purposes of this section, the lumen-output values are the initial lumen-output
rating of the lamp;
new text end

new text begin (5) "luminaire" means a complete lighting unit consisting of a light source and all
necessary mechanical, electrical, and decorative parts; and
new text end

new text begin (6) "outdoor lighting fixture" means any type of fixed or movable lighting equipment
that is designed or used for illumination outdoors. The term includes billboard lighting,
streetlights, searchlights, and other lighting used for advertising purposes and area
lighting. The term does not include lighting equipment that is required by law to be
installed on motor vehicles or lighting required for the safe operation of aircraft.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Model ordinance. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of administration, in consultation
with the commissioner of commerce, associations for local governments, and any other
interested person, shall develop a model ordinance that can be adapted for use by cities,
counties, and towns, governing outdoor lighting to reduce light pollution. The model
ordinance must address:
new text end

new text begin (1) standards for lighting on private property, outdoor advertising, lighting on
commercial, industrial, or institutional property, canopies covering fueling stations, and
public streets, sidewalks, and alleys;
new text end

new text begin (2) how illumination levels should be measured;
new text end

new text begin (3) possible exemptions, such as for temporary emergency or hazard lighting;
new text end

new text begin (4) recommended elements for an exterior lighting plan for a development;
new text end

new text begin (5) treatment of nonconforming lighting;
new text end

new text begin (6) lighting standards that might apply in special subdistricts;
new text end

new text begin (7) light pole maximum heights; and
new text end

new text begin (8) light trespass.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.029, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Acquisition of land for trails.

The commissioner may acquire, by gift,
purchase, or lease, easements or other interests in land for trails, and recreational uses
related to trails, where necessary to complete trails established primarily in state forests,
state parks, or other public land under the jurisdiction of the commissioner, when railroad
rights-of-way are abandoned, when the use of township roads is compatible with vehicular
travel, deleted text beginanddeleted text end new text beginor new text endwhen needed to complete trails established by the legislature.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.777, as amended by Laws 2007, chapter
57, article 1, section 24, is amended to read:


84.777 OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE USE OF STATE LANDS RESTRICTED.

Subdivision 1.

Designated trails.

(a) Except as otherwise allowed by law or rules
adopted by the commissioner, effective June 1, 2003, notwithstanding sections 84.787
to 84.805 and 84.92 to 84.929, the use of off-highway vehicles is prohibited on state
land administered by the commissioner of natural resources, and on county-administered
forest land within the boundaries of a state forest, except on roads and trails specifically
designated and posted by the commissioner for use by off-highway vehicles.

(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to county-administered land within a state forest if
the county board adopts a resolution that modifies restrictions on the use of off-highway
vehicles on county-administered land within the forest.

Subd. 2.

Off-highway vehicle seasons.

(a) The commissioner shall prescribe
seasons for off-highway vehicle use on state forest lands. Except for designated forest
roads, a person must not operate an off-highway vehicle on state forest lands outside of
the seasons prescribed under this paragraph.

(b) The commissioner may designate and post winter trails on state forest lands
for use by off-highway vehicles.

(c) For the purposes of this subdivision, "state forest lands" means forest lands under
the authority of the commissioner as defined in section 89.001, subdivision 13, and lands
managed by the commissioner under section 282.011.

Subd. 3.

Mapped trails.

new text begin(a) new text endExcept as provided in sections 84.926 and 84.928,
after completion ofnew text begin official departmentnew text end off-highway vehicle maps for the area, a person
must not operate an off-highway vehicle on state land that is not mapped for the type of
off-highway vehicle.new text begin This paragraph does not apply to state forest land north of U.S.
Highway 2 until after June 30, 2009.
new text end

new text begin (b) This subdivision does not apply to a forest access route in a managed forest north
of U.S. Highway 2 that the commissioner has not designated as a road or trail. Forest
access routes will not be signed or maintained and will not be included on published user
maps of the forest. Off-highway vehicle operation on forest access routes is subject to
the prohibitions on causing erosion, rutting, damage to trees or crops, and construction of
unauthorized trails contained in Minnesota Rules. Damaged routes are subject to closure
to off-highway vehicle use.
new text end

Subd. 4.

Exemption from rulemaking.

Determinations of the commissioner under
this section may be by written order published in the State Register and are exempt from
the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14. Section 14.386 does not apply.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.788, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements.

Unless exempted in subdivision 2, deleted text beginafter
January 1, 1994,
deleted text end a person may not operate and an owner may not give permission for
another to operate an off-highway motorcycle deleted text beginon public lands or watersdeleted text end unless the vehicle
has been registered under this section.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.82, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Exemptions.

Registration is not required under this section for:

(1) a snowmobile owned and used by the United States, another state, or a political
subdivision thereof;

(2) a snowmobile registered in a country other than the United States temporarily
used within this state;

(3) a snowmobile that is covered by a valid license of another state and has not been
within this state for more than 30 consecutive days;

(4) a snowmobile used exclusively in organized track racing events;

(5) a snowmobile in transit by a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(6) a snowmobile at least 15 years old in transit by an individual for use only on
land owned or leased by the individualnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (7) a snowmobile while being used to groom a state or grant-in-aid trailnew text end.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.8205, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Sticker required; fee.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a
person may not operate a snowmobile on a state or grant-in-aid snowmobile trail unless a
snowmobile state trail sticker is affixed to the snowmobile. The commissioner of natural
resources shall issue a sticker upon application and payment of a $15 fee. The fee for a
three-year snowmobile state trail sticker that is purchased at the time of snowmobile
registration is $30. In addition to other penalties prescribed by law, a person in violation
of this subdivision must purchase an annual state trail sticker for a fee of $30. The sticker
is valid from November 1 through April 30. Fees collected under this section, except for
the issuing fee for licensing agents, shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited
to the snowmobile trails and enforcement account in the natural resources fund and,
except for the electronic licensing system commission established by the commissioner
under section 84.027, subdivision 15, must be used for grants-in-aid, trail maintenance,
grooming, and easement acquisition.

(b) A state trail sticker is not required under this section for:

(1) a snowmobile owned by the state or a political subdivision of the state that is
registered under section 84.82, subdivision 5;

(2) a snowmobile that is owned and used by the United States, another state, or
a political subdivision thereof that is exempt from registration under section 84.82,
subdivision 6;

(3) a collector snowmobile that is operated as provided in a special permit issued for
the collector snowmobile under section 84.82, subdivision 7a; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(4) a person operating a snowmobile only on the portion of a trail that is owned by
the person or the person's spouse, child, or parentnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (5) a snowmobile while being used to groom a state or grant-in-aid trailnew text end.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.925, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Training requirements.

(a) An individual who was born after July 1,
1987, and who is 16 years of age or older, must successfully complete the independent
study course component of all-terrain vehicle safety training before operating an all-terrain
vehicle on public landsnew text begin or waters, public road rights-of-way, or state or grant-in-aid trailsnew text end.

(b) An individual who is convicted of violating a law related to the operation of an
all-terrain vehicle must successfully complete the independent study course component of
all-terrain vehicle safety training before continuing operation of an all-terrain vehicle.

(c) An individual who is convicted for a second or subsequent excess speed, trespass,
or wetland violation in an all-terrain vehicle season, or any conviction for careless or
reckless operation of an all-terrain vehicle, must successfully complete the independent
study and the testing and operating course components of all-terrain vehicle safety training
before continuing operation of an all-terrain vehicle.

(d) An individual who receives three or more citations and convictions for violating a
law related to the operation of an all-terrain vehicle in a two-year period must successfully
complete the independent study and the testing and operating course components of
all-terrain vehicle safety training before continuing operation of an all-terrain vehicle.

(e) An individual must present evidence of compliance with this subdivision before
an all-terrain vehicle registration is issued or renewed.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.9256, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Helmet new text beginand seat belts new text endrequired.

new text begin(a) new text endA person less than 18 years of age
shall not deleted text beginoperatedeleted text endnew text begin ride as a passenger or as an operator ofnew text end an all-terrain vehicle on public
land, public waters, or on a public road right-of-way unless wearing a safety helmet
approved by the commissioner of public safety.

new text begin (b) A person less than 18 years of age shall not ride as a passenger or as an operator of
a class 2 all-terrain vehicle without wearing a seat belt when provided by the manufacturer.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.9256, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Parent or guardian authorization. new text end

new text begin A person under age 16 shall not
operate and a person shall not allow a person under age 16 to operate an all-terrain vehicle,
unless the parent or guardian of the person under age 16 authorizes the operation. For
purposes of this subdivision, "guardian" means the legal guardian of the person under age
16 or a person age 18 or older who has been authorized by the parent or legal guardian to
supervise the person under age 16.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.9257, is amended to read:


84.9257 PASSENGERS.

(a) deleted text beginA parent or guardian may operate a class 1 all-terrain vehicle carrying one
passenger who is under 16 years of age and who wears a safety helmet approved by the
commissioner of public safety.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) For the purpose of this section, "guardian" means a legal guardian of a person
under age 16, or a person 18 or older who has been authorized by the parent or legal
guardian to supervise the person under age 16.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end A person 18 years of age or older may operate deleted text beginandeleted text endnew text begin a class 1new text end all-terrain vehicle
carrying one passenger deleted text beginwho is 16 or 17 years of age and wears a safety helmet approved
by the commissioner of public safety
deleted text end.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end A person 18 years of age or older may operate deleted text beginan all-terrain vehicle carrying
one passenger who is 18 years of age or older
deleted text enddeleted text begin.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) An operator ofdeleted text end a class 2 all-terrain vehicle deleted text beginmay carry two passengersdeleted text endnew text begin while
carrying a passenger, or up to the number of passengers for which the vehicle was
designed, whichever is greater
new text end.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.926, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Operation; class 2 vehicles. new text end

new text begin Except as provided in subdivision 4,
operation of class 2 all-terrain vehicles on lands administered by the commissioner is
limited to forest roads, minimum maintenance roads, and trails designated or signed for
class 2 all-terrain vehicles.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.926, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Snowmobiles; closed forests; off trail. new text end

new text begin Forests classified as closed forests
are open to off-trail snowmobile use unless prohibited, as determined by the commissioner
by written order published in the State Register. The determination is not subject to the
rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.928, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Operation on roads and rights-of-waydeleted text begin; class 1 vehiclesdeleted text end.

(a) Unless
otherwise allowed in sections 84.92 to 84.929, a person shall not operate deleted text begina class 1deleted text endnew text begin annew text end
all-terrain vehicle in this state along or on the roadway, shoulder, or inside bank or slope
of a public road right-of-way of a trunk, county state-aid, or county highway deleted text beginother thandeleted text endnew text begin.new text end

new text begin (b) A person may operate a class 1 all-terrain vehicle new text endin the ditch or the outside
bank or slope of a trunk, county state-aid, or county highway unless prohibited under
paragraph deleted text begin(b)deleted text endnew text begin (d) or (f)new text end.

new text begin (c) A person may operate a class 2 all-terrain vehicle within the public road
right-of-way of a county state-aid or county highway on the extreme right-hand side of
the road and left turns may be made from any part of the road if it is safe to do so under
the prevailing conditions, unless prohibited under paragraph (d) or (f). A person may
operate a class 2 all-terrain vehicle on the bank or ditch of a public road right-of-way on a
designated class 2 all-terrain vehicle trail.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end A road authority as defined under section 160.02, subdivision 25, may after a
public hearing restrict the use of deleted text beginclass 1deleted text end all-terrain vehicles in the deleted text beginditch or outside bank or
slope of a
deleted text end public road right-of-way under its jurisdiction.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end The restrictions in paragraphs (a), deleted text begin(b), (g),deleted text endnew text begin (d),new text end (h), deleted text beginanddeleted text end (i)new text begin, and (j)new text end do not
apply to the operation of deleted text begina class 1deleted text endnew text begin annew text end all-terrain vehicle on the shoulder, inside bank or
slope, ditch, or outside bank or slope of a trunk, interstate, county state-aid, or county
highway when the deleted text beginclass 1deleted text end all-terrain vehicle is:

(1) owned by or operated under contract with a publicly or privately owned utility
or pipeline company; and

(2) used for work on utilities or pipelines.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end The commissioner may limit the use of a right-of-way for a period of time if
the commissioner determines that use of the right-of-way causes:

(1) degradation of vegetation on adjacent public property;

(2) siltation of waters of the state;

(3) impairment or enhancement to the act of taking game; or

(4) a threat to safety of the right-of-way users or to individuals on adjacent public
property.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end The commissioner must notify the road authority as soon as it is known that a
closure will be ordered. The notice must state the reasons and duration of the closure.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end A person may operate deleted text begina class 1deleted text end new text beginannew text end all-terrain vehicle registered for private
use and used for agricultural purposes deleted text beginor a class 2 all-terrain vehicledeleted text end on a public road
right-of-way of a trunk, county state-aid, or county highway in this state if the deleted text beginclass 1deleted text end
deleted text begin or class 2deleted text end all-terrain vehicle is operated on the extreme right-hand side of the road, and
left turns may be made from any part of the road if it is safe to do so under the prevailing
conditions.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end A person shall not operate deleted text begina class 1deleted text end new text beginannew text end all-terrain vehicle within the public
road right-of-way of a trunk, county state-aid, or county highway from April 1 to August 1
in the agricultural zone unless the vehicle is being used exclusively as transportation to and
from work on agricultural lands. This paragraph does not apply to an agent or employee
of a road authority, as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 25, or the Department of
Natural Resources when performing or exercising official duties or powers.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end A person shall not operate deleted text begina class 1deleted text endnew text begin annew text end all-terrain vehicle within the public
road right-of-way of a trunk, county state-aid, or county highway between the hours of
one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, except on the right-hand side
of the right-of-way and in the same direction as the highway traffic on the nearest lane
of the adjacent roadway.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end A person shall not operate deleted text begina class 1deleted text endnew text begin annew text end all-terrain vehicle at any time within the
right-of-way of an interstate highway or freeway within this state.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.929, is amended to read:


84.929 PENALTIES.

Any person who violates any provision of sections new text begin84.773, 84.777, and new text end84.92 to
84.928 or rules of the commissioner is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85.015, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

deleted text beginGateway Traildeleted text endnew text begin Willard Munger Trail Systemnew text end, Chisago, Ramsey,new text begin
Pine, St. Louis, Carlton,
new text end and Washington Counties.

(a) The trail shall new text beginconsist of six
segments. One segment shall be known as the Gateway Trail and shall
new text endoriginate at the
State Capitol and deleted text beginshalldeleted text end extend northerly and northeasterly to William O'Brien State Park,
thence northerly to Taylors Falls in Chisago Countydeleted text begin, and there terminatedeleted text end.new text begin One segment
shall be known as the Boundary Trail and shall originate in Chisago County and extend
into Duluth in St. Louis County. One segment shall be known as the Browns Creek Trail
and shall originate at Duluth Junction and extend into Stillwater in Washington County.
One segment shall be known as the Munger Trail and shall originate at Hinckley in Pine
County and extend through Moose Lake in Carlton County to Duluth in St. Louis County.
One segment shall be known as the Alex Laveau Trail and shall originate in Carlton
County at Carlton and extend through Wrenshall to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. One
segment shall be established that extends the trail to include the cities of Proctor, Duluth,
and Hermantown in St. Louis County.
new text end

(b) The deleted text begintraildeleted text endnew text begin Gateway and Browns Creek trailsnew text end shall be developed primarily for
hiking and nonmotorized ridingnew text begin and the remaining trails shall be developed primarily for
riding and hiking
new text end.

(c) In addition to the authority granted in subdivision 1, lands and interests in lands
for the deleted text begintraildeleted text end new text beginGateway and Browns Creek trails new text endmay be acquired by eminent domain.

deleted text begin (d) The commissioner of natural resources, after consulting with all local units of
government affected by the trail, and with the commissioner of transportation and the
Metropolitan Council, shall prepare a master plan for the trail. After completion of the
master plan, any land or interest in land not needed for the trail may be disposed of by the
commissioner of natural resources as follows:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) by transfer to the Department of Transportation, the Historical Society, or
another state agency;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) by sale at not less than the purchase price to a city, town, school district, park
district, or other political subdivision whose boundaries include or are adjacent to the land,
for public purposes only, after written notice to each of these political subdivisions; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) if no offer to purchase is received from any political subdivision within one year
after the completion of the master plan, then by public sale, at not less than the purchase
price, upon notice published in the manner provided in section deleted text begin92.14deleted text end, and otherwise in the
same manner as trust fund lands are sold, so far as applicable.
deleted text end

deleted text begin All proceeds derived from sales of unneeded land and interest in land shall be
deposited in the state bond fund. For the purposes of United States Code, title 23, section
138, and title 49, section 1653(f), any land or interest in land not needed for the trail and
transferred to another state agency, or sold, does not constitute permanent park, recreation
area, or wildlife or waterfowl refuge facility land.
deleted text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85.015, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Minnesota River Trail.

The trail shall originate at the entrance to Big
Stone Lake State Park and extend along the Minnesota River Valley to connect to the
Minnesota Valley Trail at the city of Le Sueur.new text begin The trail shall include a loop between Fort
Ridgely State Park and the cities of Redwood Falls and Sleepy Eye. A segment shall be
established connecting the cities of Granite Falls and Montevideo.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85.053, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Requirement.

Except as provided in section 85.054, a motor vehicle
may not enter a state park, state recreation area, or state wayside over 50 acres in area,
without a state park permit issued under this section. Except for vehicles permitted under
subdivisions 7, paragraph (a), clause (2), and 8, the state park permit must be affixed to the
lower right corner windshield of the motor vehicle and must be completely affixed by its
own adhesive to the windshield, or the commissioner may, by written order, provide an
alternative means to display and validate deleted text beginannualdeleted text end new text beginstate park new text endpermits.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85.053, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Military personnel on leave; exemption.

(a) deleted text beginThe provisions of this
section requiring a state park permit and regulating its display do not apply to
deleted text endnew text beginA one-day
permit, under subdivision 4, shall be issued without a fee for
new text enda motor vehicle being used
by a person who is serving in active military service in any branch or unit of the United
States armed forces and who is stationed outside Minnesota, during the period of active
service and for 90 days immediately thereafter, if the person deleted text beginnotifiesdeleted text end new text beginpresents the person's
current military orders to
new text endthe park attendant on duty or other designee of the commissioner
deleted text begin of the person's military status at the time of usage. It is sufficient notice for the eligible
person to temporarily affix to the inside of the windshield of the vehicle in a visible
manner the person's current military orders and to carry in the person's possession current
military identification attesting to the person's active or recent military status
deleted text end.

(b) For purposes of this section, "active service" has the meaning given under section
190.05, subdivision 5c, when performed outside Minnesota.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.015, subdivision 24, is amended to read:


Subd. 24.

Game birds.

"Game birds" means migratory waterfowl, new text beginring-necked
new text endpheasant, ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, Canada spruce grouse, prairie chickens,
gray partridge, bob-white quail, new text beginwild new text endturkeys, coots, gallinules, sora and Virginia rails,
mourning dove, American woodcock, and common snipe.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.015, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 26c. new text end

new text begin Immediately released or immediately returned to the water.
new text end

new text begin "Immediately released" or "immediately returned to the water" means that a fish must not
be retained longer than is needed at the site of capture to unhook, identify, measure, or
photograph the fish. Placing a fish on a stringer, in a live well, or in a cooler, bucket, or
other container is not "immediately released" or "immediately returned to the water."
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.401, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Wild animals damaging property.

Special permits may be issued with
or without a fee to take protected wild animals deleted text beginthat are damaging propertydeleted text end or to remove
or destroy their dens, nests, new text begineggs, new text endhouses, or damsnew text begin for the purpose of preventing or
reducing damage or injury to people, property, agricultural crops, or other interests. The
commissioner may prescribe rules for taking Canada geese and their nests and eggs, with
or without a permit, consistent with federal regulations
new text end. deleted text beginA special permit issued under this
subdivision to take beaver must state the number to be taken.
deleted text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.405, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Personal possession.

(a) A person acting under a license or traveling from
an area where a licensed activity was performed must have in personal possession either:
(1) the proper license, if the license has been issued to and received by the person; or (2)
the proper license identification number or stamp validation, if the license has been sold to
the person by electronic means but the actual license has not been issued and received.

(b) If possession of a license or a license identification number is required, a person
must exhibit, as requested by a conservation officer or peace officer, either: (1) the proper
license if the license has been issued to and received by the person; or (2) the proper
license identification number or stamp validation and a valid state driver's license, state
identification card, or other form of identification provided by the commissioner, if the
license has been sold to the person by electronic means but the actual license has not been
issued and received.new text begin A person charged with violating the license possession requirement
shall not be convicted if the person produces in court or the office of the arresting officer,
the actual license previously issued to that person, which was valid at the time of arrest,
or satisfactory proof that at the time of the arrest the person was validly licensed. Upon
request of a conservation officer or peace officer, a licensee shall write the licensee's name
in the presence of the officer to determine the identity of the licensee.
new text end

(c) If the actual license has been issued and received, a receipt for license fees, a
copy of a license, or evidence showing the issuance of a license, including the license
identification number or stamp validation, does not entitle a licensee to exercise the rights
or privileges conferred by a license.

(d) A license or stamp issued electronically and not immediately provided to the
licensee shall be mailed to the licensee within 30 days of purchase of the license or stamp
validation, except for a pictorial turkey stamp or a pictorial trout and salmon stamp. A
pictorial turkey stamp or a pictorial trout and salmon stamp shall be mailed to the licensee
after purchase of a license or stamp validation only if the licensee pays an additional $2 fee.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.405, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Replacement licenses.

(a) The commissioner may permit licensed deer
hunters to change zone, license, or season options. The commissioner may issue a
replacement license if the applicant submits the original deer license and unused tags that
are being replaced and the applicant pays any increase in cost between the original and
the replacement license. new text beginA refund of the difference in fees may be issued when a person
changes from a regular deer license to a youth deer license.
new text endWhen a person submits both
an archery and a firearms license for replacement, the commissioner may apply the value
of both licenses towards the replacement license fee.

(b) A replacement license may be issued only if the applicant has not used any tag
from the original license new text beginor licenses new text endand meets the conditions of paragraph (c). The original
license new text beginor licenses new text endand all unused tags deleted text beginfor that licensedeleted text end new text beginfor the licenses being replaced new text endmust
be submitted to the issuing agent at the time the replacement license is issued.

(c) A replacement license may be issued under the following conditions, or as
otherwise prescribed by rule of the commissioner:

(1) when the season for the license being surrendered has not yet opened; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(2) when the person is upgrading from a regular firearms or archery deer license to
deleted text begin a multizone ordeleted text endnew text begin annew text end all season deer licensedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3) when the person is upgrading from a regular firearms license to a multizone
deer license; or
new text end

new text begin (4) when the person is changing from a regular firearms deer license to a youth
deer license.
new text end

(d) Notwithstanding section 97A.411, subdivision 3, a replacement license is valid
immediately upon issuance if the license being surrendered is valid at that time.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.411, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

License period.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b)deleted text begin, (c),deleted text end and
(d), a license is valid during the lawful time within the license year that the licensed
activity may be performed. new text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (c), new text enda license year begins on
the first day of March and ends on the last day of February.

(b) A license issued under section 97A.475, subdivision 6, clause (5), 97A.475,
subdivision 7
, clause (2), (3), (5), or (6), or 97A.475, subdivision 12, clause (2), is valid
for the full license period even if this period extends into the next license year, provided
that the license period selected by the licensee begins at the time of issuance.

(c) deleted text beginWhen the last day of February falls on a Saturday, an annual resident or
nonresident fish house or dark house license, including a rental fish house or dark house
license, obtained for the license year covering the last day of February, is valid through
Sunday, March 1 and the angling license of the fish house licensee is extended through
March 1.
deleted text endnew text begin The license year for resident fishing, the angling portion of a sporting license,
nonresident fishing, resident fish house, resident dark house, and nonresident fish house
begins on March 1 and ends on April 30 of the following year.
new text end

(d) A lifetime license issued under section 97A.473 or 97A.474 is valid during the
lawful time within the license year that the licensed activity may be performed for the
lifetime of the licensee.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.421, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Taking wild animals while privileges are suspended. new text end

new text begin A person who
takes a protected wild animal during the time the person is prohibited from obtaining a
license to take that animal under this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.441, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Owners or tenants of agricultural land.

(a) The commissioner may
issue, without a fee, a license to take an antlerless deer to a person who is an owner or
tenant deleted text beginand is living and actively farming ondeleted text end new text beginof new text endat least 80 acres of agricultural land, as
defined in section 97B.001, in deer permit areas that have deer archery licenses to take
additional deer under section 97B.301, subdivision 4. A person may receive only one
license per year under this subdivision. For properties with co-owners or cotenants, only
one co-owner or cotenant may receive a license under this subdivision per year. The
license issued under this subdivision is restricted to land leased for agricultural purposes
or owned by the holder of the license within the permit area where the qualifying land
is located. The holder of the license may transfer the license to the holder's spouse or
dependent. Notwithstanding sections 97A.415, subdivision 1, and 97B.301, subdivision
2
, the holder of the license may purchase an additional license for taking deer and may
take an additional deer under that license.

(b) A person who obtains a license under paragraph (a) must allow public deer
hunting on their land during that deer hunting season, with the exception of the first
Saturday and Sunday during the deer hunting season applicable to the license issued under
section 97A.475, subdivision 2, clauses (4) and (13).

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.445, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Angling; Take a Kid Fishing deleted text beginWeekenddeleted text endnew text begin Weekendsnew text end.

A resident
over age 18 may take fish by angling without deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an angling or fish housenew text end license during
one three-day consecutive period of the new text beginopen water new text endangling season new text beginand one three-day
consecutive period of the ice angling season
new text enddesignated by rule of the commissioner
if accompanied by a child who is under age 16. The commissioner shall publicize the
three-day deleted text beginperioddeleted text endnew text begin periodsnew text end as "Take a Kid Fishing Weekend"new text begin for the open water angling
season and "Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend" for the ice angling season
new text end.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.451, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Residents under age 16; small game.

(a) A resident under age 16 may
not obtain a small game license but may take small game by firearms or bow and arrow
without a license if the resident is:

(1) age 14 or 15 and possesses a firearms safety certificate;

(2) age 13, possesses a firearms safety certificate, and is accompanied by a parent
or guardian; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

new text begin (3) age 13, 14, or 15, possesses an apprentice hunter validation, and is accompanied
by a parent or guardian who possesses a small game license that was not obtained using an
apprentice hunter validation; or
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end age 12 or under and is accompanied by a parent or guardian.

(b) A resident under age 16 may take small game by trapping without a small game
license, but a resident 13 years of age or older must have a trapping license. A resident
under age 13 may trap without a trapping license, but may not register fisher, otter,
bobcat, or pine marten unless the resident is at least age five. Any fisher, otter, bobcat,
or pine marten taken by a resident under age five must be included in the limit of the
accompanying parent or guardian.

(c) A resident under age 12 may apply for a turkey license and may take a turkey
without a firearms safety certificate if the resident is accompanied by an adult parent or
guardian who has a firearms safety certificate.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.475, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Resident hunting.

Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to residents
only, are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over and under age 65 to take small game, $12.50;

(2) for persons ages 16 and 17 and age 65 or over, $6 to take small game;

(3) to take turkey, $18;

(4) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms, $26;

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, $26;

(6) to take moose, for a party of not more than six persons, $310;

(7) to take bear, $38;

(8) to take elk, for a party of not more than two persons, $250;

(9) multizone license to take antlered deer in more than one zone, $52;

(10) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;

(11) all season license to take deleted text begintwodeleted text end new text beginthree new text enddeer throughout the state in any open deer
season, except as restricted under section 97B.305, $78;

(12) to take prairie chickens, $20;

(13) for persons at least age 12 and under age 18 to take deer with firearms during
the regular firearms season in any open zone or time period, $13; and

(14) for persons at least age 12 and under age 18 to take deer by archery, $13.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.475, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Resident hunting guides.

The fee for a resident license to guide bear
hunters is $82.50new text begin and is available only to a Minnesota resident individualnew text end.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.505, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Storage of protected wild animals.

A person that stores protected wild
animals for others must plainly mark the package, in ink, with the name and address of the
owner, the license number of the person taking the animal, and the number and species in
the package. deleted text beginA person may not use a commercial cold storage warehouse for protected
wild animals, except lawfully taken fish and furs.
deleted text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.511, is amended to read:


97A.511 FUR-BEARING ANIMALS.

The skins of fur-bearing animals and the flesh of beaver, muskrat, raccoon, rabbits
and hares, legally taken and bearing the required seals or tags required by the game and
fish laws, may be bought, sold, and transported at any time. deleted text beginThe flesh of beaver, raccoon,
rabbits, and hare may not be transported out of the state.
deleted text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.015, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Exemption for military personnel. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 5, a
person who has successfully completed basic training in the United States armed forces is
exempt from the range and shooting exercise portion of the required course of instruction
for the firearms safety certificate. The commissioner may require written proof of the
person's military training, as deemed appropriate for implementing this subdivision.
The commissioner shall publicly announce this exemption from the range and shooting
exercise requirement and the availability of the department's online, remote study option
for adults seeking firearms safety certification. Military personnel are not exempt from
any other requirement of this section for obtaining a firearms safety certificate.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to applications for certificates made on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.020, is amended to read:


97B.020 FIREARMS SAFETY CERTIFICATE REQUIRED.

(a) Except as provided in this section and section 97A.451, subdivision 3a, a person
born after December 31, 1979, may not obtain an annual license to take wild animals by
firearms unless the person has:

(1) a firearms safety certificate or equivalent certificate;

(2) a driver's license or identification card with a valid firearms safety qualification
indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 13;

(3) a previous hunting license with a valid firearms safety qualification indicator; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

new text begin (4) an apprentice hunter validation issued under section 97B.022; or
new text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end other evidence indicating that the person has completed in this state or in
another state a hunter safety course recognized by the department under a reciprocity
agreement or certified by the department as substantially similar.

(b) A person who is on active duty and has successfully completed basic training
in the United States armed forces, reserve component, or National Guard may obtain a
hunting license or approval authorizing hunting regardless of whether the person is issued
a firearms safety certificate.

(c) A person born after December 31, 1979, may not use a lifetime license to take
wild animals by firearms, unless the person meets the requirements for obtaining an annual
license under paragraph (a) or (b).

Sec. 35.

new text begin [97B.022] APPRENTICE HUNTER VALIDATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For the purpose of this section, "accompanied" means
to stay within a distance of another person that permits uninterrupted visual contact and
unaided verbal communication.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Apprentice hunter validation requirements. new text end

new text begin A resident born after
December 31, 1979, who is age 12 or older and who does not possess a firearms safety
certificate may be issued an apprentice hunter validation. An apprentice hunter validation
is valid for only one license year in a lifetime. An individual in possession of an apprentice
hunter validation may hunt small game and deer only when accompanied by an adult
licensed to hunt in Minnesota whose license was not obtained using an apprentice hunter
validation. An apprentice hunter validation holder must obtain all required licenses and
stamps.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.031, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Firearms and ammunition that may be used to take big game.

(a)
A person may take big game with a firearm only if:

(1) the rifle, shotgun, and handgun used is a caliber of at least .23 inches;

(2) the firearm is loaded only with single projectile ammunition;

(3) a projectile used is a caliber of at least .23 inches and has a soft point or is
an expanding bullet type;

(4) the ammunition has a case length of at least 1.285 inches;

(5) the muzzle-loader used is incapable of being loaded at the breech;

(6) the smooth-bore muzzle-loader used is a caliber of at least .45 inches; and

(7) the rifled muzzle-loader used is a caliber of at least .40 inches.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (4), a person may take big game with a
ten millimeter cartridge that is at least 0.95 inches in length, a .45 Winchester Magnum
cartridge, deleted text beginordeleted text end a .50 A. E. (Action Express) handgun cartridgenew text begin, or a 56-46 Spencer, 56-50
Spencer, or 56-56 Spencer cartridge
new text end.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.035, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Minimum draw weight. new text end

new text begin A bow used to take big game must have a pull
that meets or exceeds 30 pounds at or before full draw.
new text end

Sec. 38.

new text begin [97B.036] CROSSBOW HUNTING DURING FIREARMS DEER
SEASON.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 97B.035, subdivisions 1 and 2, a person may take deer by
crossbow during the regular firearms deer season. The transportation requirements of
section 97B.051 apply to crossbows during the regular firearms deer season. Crossbows
must meet the requirements of section 97B.106, subdivision 2. A person taking deer by
crossbow under this section must have a valid firearms deer license.
new text end

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.075, is amended to read:


97B.075 HUNTING RESTRICTED BETWEEN EVENING AND MORNING.

(a) A person may not take protected wild animals, except raccoon and fox, with
a firearm between the evening and morning times established by commissioner's rule,
except as provided in this section.

(b) Big game may be taken from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour
after sunset.

(c) Except as otherwise prescribed by the commissionernew text begin on ornew text end before the Saturday
nearest October 8, waterfowl may be taken from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset
during the entire season prescribed by the commissioner. On the opening day of the duck
season, shooting hours for migratory game birds, except woodcock, begin at 9:00 a.m.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.085, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Communication excepted.

This section does not prohibit the use ofnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end one-way radio communication between a handler and a dogdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a remote-controlled animal noise caller for taking crows, fur-bearing animals,
and unprotected animals.
new text end

Sec. 41.

new text begin [97B.086] POSSESSION OF NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) A person may not possess night vision goggle equipment while taking wild
animals or while having in possession, either individually or as one of a group of persons,
a firearm, bow, or other implement that could be used to take wild animals.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section does not apply to a firearm that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) unloaded;
new text end

new text begin (2) in a gun case expressly made to contain a firearm that fully encloses the firearm
by being zipped, snapped, buckled, tied, or otherwise fastened without any portion of
the firearm exposed; and
new text end

new text begin (3) in the closed trunk of a motor vehicle.
new text end

new text begin (c) This section does not apply to a bow that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) completely encased or unstrung; and
new text end

new text begin (2) in the closed trunk of a motor vehicle.
new text end

new text begin (d) If the motor vehicle under paragraph (b) or (c) does not have a trunk, the firearm
or bow must be placed in the rearmost location of the vehicle.
new text end

new text begin (e) This section does not apply to night vision goggle equipment possessed by peace
officers or military personnel while exercising their duties.
new text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.301, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

All season deer license.

(a) A resident may obtain an all season deer
license that authorizes the resident to hunt during the archery, regular firearms, and
muzzle-loader seasons. The all season license is valid for taking three deer, no more
than one of which may be a legal buck.

(b) The all season deer license is valid for taking antlerless deer as deleted text beginfollows:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) up to two antlerless deer may be taken during the archery or muzzle-loader
seasons in any open area or during the regular firearms season in managed or intensive
deer areas; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) one antlerless deer may be taken during the regular firearms season in a lottery
deer area, only with an either-sex permit or statutory exemption from an either-sex permit.
deleted text end new text begin
prescribed by the commissioner.
new text end

(c) The commissioner shall issue three tags when issuing a license under this
subdivision.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.311, is amended to read:


97B.311 DEER SEASONS AND RESTRICTIONS.

(a) The commissioner may, by rule, prescribe restrictions and designate areas where
deer may be taken, including hunter selection criteria for special hunts established under
section 97A.401, subdivision 4. The commissioner may, by rule, prescribe the open
seasons for deer within the following periods:

(1) taking with firearms, other than muzzle-loading firearms, between November 1
and December 15;

(2) taking with muzzle-loading firearms between September 1 and December 31; and

(3) taking by archery between September 1 and December 31.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the commissioner may establish special seasons
within designated areas at any time of year.

deleted text begin (c) Smokeless gunpowder may not be used in a muzzle-loader during the
muzzle-loader season.
deleted text end

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.318, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Shotgun use area.

During the regular firearms season in the shotgun
use area, only legal shotguns loaded with single-slug shotgun shells, legal muzzle-loading
long guns, and legal handguns may be used for taking deer. Legal shotguns include
those with rifled barrels. The shotgun use area is that portion of the state lying within
the following described boundary: Beginning on the west boundary of the state at deleted text beginU.S.
Highway 10; thence along U.S. Highway 10
deleted text endnew text begin the northern boundary of Clay County; thence
along the northern boundary of Clay County
new text end to State Trunk Highway (STH) 32; thence
along STH 32 to STH 34; thence along STH 34 to Interstate Highway 94 (I-94); thence
along I-94 to County State-Aid Highway (CSAH) 40, Douglas County; thence along
CSAH 40 to CSAH 82, Douglas County; thence along CSAH 82 to CSAH 22, Douglas
County; thence along CSAH 22 to CSAH 6, Douglas County; thence along CSAH 6 to
CSAH 14, Douglas County; thence along CSAH 14 to STH 29; thence along STH 29 to
CSAH 46, Otter Tail County; thence along CSAH 46, Otter Tail County, to CSAH 22,
Todd County; thence along CSAH 22 to U.S. Highway 71; thence along U.S. Highway 71
to STH 27; thence along STH 27 to the Mississippi River; thence along the east bank of
the Mississippi River to STH 23; thence along STH 23 to STH 95; thence along STH 95 to
U.S. Highway 8; thence along U.S. Highway 8 to the eastern boundary of the state; thence
along the east, south, and west boundaries of the state to the point of beginning.

Sec. 45.

new text begin [97B.328] BAITING PROHIBITED.
new text end

new text begin (a) A person may not hunt deer:
new text end

new text begin (1) with the aid or use of bait;
new text end

new text begin (2) in the vicinity of bait if the person knows or has reason to know that bait is
present; or
new text end

new text begin (3) in the vicinity of where the person has placed bait or caused bait to be placed
within the previous ten days.
new text end

new text begin (b) This restriction does not apply to:
new text end

new text begin (1) food resulting from normal or accepted farming, forest management, wildlife
food plantings, orchard management, or other similar land management activities; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a person hunting on the person's own property, when the person has not
participated in, been involved with, or agreed to feeding wildlife on adjacent land owned
by another person.
new text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97B.928, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Information required.

(a) A person may not set or place a trap or
snare, other than on property owned or occupied by the person, unless the following
information is affixed to the trap or snare in a manner that ensures that the information
remains legible while the trap or snare is on the lands or waters:

(1) the number and state of the person's driver's license;

(2) the person's Minnesota identification card number; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(3) the person's name and mailing addressdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (4) the license identification number issued by the Department of Natural Resources.
new text end

(b) The commissioner may not prescribe additional requirements for identification
of traps or snares.

new text begin (c) Until March 1, 2013, the driver's license number under paragraph (a), clause (1),
may be the person's previously issued Minnesota driver's license number.
new text end

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.325, is amended to read:


97C.325 deleted text beginPROHIBITED METHODS OFdeleted text endnew text begin RESTRICTIONS ONnew text end TAKING FISH.

(a) Except as specifically authorized, a person may not take fish with:

(1) explosives, chemicals, drugs, poisons, lime, medicated bait, fish berries, or
other similar substances;

(2) substances or devices that kill, stun, or affect the nervous system of fish;

(3) nets, traps, trot lines, or snares; or

(4) spring devices that impale, hook, or capture fish.

(b) If a person possesses a substance or device listed in paragraph (a) on waters,
shores, or islands, it is presumptive evidence that the person is in violation of this section.

(c) The commissioner may, by rule, allow the use of a nonmotorized device with a
recoil mechanism to take fish through the ice.

new text begin (d) To protect water quality or improve habitat for fish or wildlife, the commissioner
may prescribe restrictions on fishing seasons, limits, or methods on specific bodies of
water.
new text end

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.335, is amended to read:


97C.335 USE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS TO TAKE FISH PROHIBITED.

A person may not use artificial lights to lure or attract fish or to see fish in the water
while spearing, except that while anglingnew text begin or spearingnew text end, a person maynew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end affix deleted text beginto the end of a fishing linedeleted text end a lighted artificial bait with hooks attachednew text begin to the
end of a fishing line; or
new text end

new text begin (2) use a lighted decoy for spearingnew text end.

Any battery that is used in lighted fishing lures cannot contain any intentionally
introduced mercury.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.355, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Confiscation of unlawful structuresnew text begin; civil penaltynew text end.

new text begin(a) new text endStructures on the
ice in violation of this section may be confiscated and disposed of, retained by the division,
or sold at the highest price obtainable, in a manner prescribed by the commissioner.

new text begin (b) In addition to other penalties provided by law, the owner of a structure left on the
ice in violation of this section is subject to a civil penalty under section 115A.99.
new text end

Sec. 50.

new text begin [97C.417] REPORTING ASIAN CARP.
new text end

new text begin A person who takes any of the following Asian carp species must report the type of
carp taken to the commissioner within seven days of taking:
new text end

new text begin (1) grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella);
new text end

new text begin (2) bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis); or
new text end

new text begin (3) silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix).
new text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.835, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Commercial fishing license for Lake Superior.

(a) A license to
fish commercially in Lake Superior shall be issued to a maximum of deleted text begin50deleted text endnew text begin 25new text end residents. To
qualify for licensing, a resident must have landed fish in the previous year with a value of
at least $1,500, and must have engaged in commercial fishing for at least 30 days of the
previous year. An applicant may be issued a license, at the discretion of the commissioner,
if failure to meet the requirements for the dollar value of fish landed or number of days
fished resulted from illness or other mitigating circumstances, or the applicant has reached
the age of 65 and has been licensed at least five of the previous ten years.

(b) A license may be issued to a resident who has not previously fished commercially
on Lake Superior and has not been convicted of a game and fish law violation in the
preceding three years, if the applicant:

(1) shows a bill of sale indicating the purchase of gear and facilities connected
with an existing license;

(2) shows proof of inheritance of all the gear and facilities connected with an
existing license; or

(3) has served at least two years as an apprentice in a Minnesota Lake Superior
licensed commercial fishing operation.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.835, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Pound nets and trap nets.

Pound or trap nets may be used to takenew text begin lake
whitefish,
new text end round whitefish, pygmy whitefish, ciscoes, chubs, alewives, rainbow smelt, and
rough fish in Lake Superior, including St. Louis Baynew text begin east of the U.S. Highway 53 bridgenew text end,
under the rules prescribed by the commissioner.

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.835, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Special permits.

The commissioner may issue special permits to duly
licensed commercial fishing operators deleted text beginnot exceeding 20 in number,deleted text end for the purpose
of takingnew text begin lakenew text end troutnew text begin, ciscoes,new text end and lake whitefish deleted text beginspawn during the closed season for the
propagation of trout
deleted text end in Lake Superior and adjacent waters under rules prescribed by the
commissioner.

Sec. 54.

new text begin [97C.836] LAKE SUPERIOR LAKE TROUT EXPANDED
ASSESSMENT HARVEST.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall provide for taking of lake trout by licensed commercial
operators in Lake Superior management zones MN-3 and MN-2 for expanded assessment
and sale. The commissioner shall authorize expanded assessment taking and sale of lake
trout in Lake Superior management zone MN-3 beginning annually in 2007 and zone
MN-2 beginning annually in 2010. Total assessment taking and sale may not exceed 3,000
lake trout in zone MN-3 and 2,000 lake trout in zone MN-2 and may be reduced when
necessary to protect the lake trout population or to manage the effects of invasive species
or fish disease. Taking lake trout for expanded assessment and sale shall be allowed from
June 1 to September 30, but may end earlier in the respective zones if the quotas are
reached. The quotas must be reassessed at the expiration of the current ten-year Fisheries
Management Plan for the Minnesota Waters of Lake Superior dated September 2006.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103G.2241, subdivision 4, is amended to
read:


Subd. 4.

Wetland restoration.

A replacement plan for wetlands is not required fornew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end activities in a wetland restored new text beginor created new text endfor conservation purposes under a
contract or easement providing the landowner with the right to drain the restored new text beginor
created
new text endwetlandnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) activities in a wetland restored or created by a landowner without any assistance
or financing from public agencies or private entities other than the landowner and the
wetland has not been used for wetland replacement or deposited in the state wetland bank
new text end.

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103G.2242, subdivision 15, as amended by
Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 132, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Fees paid to board.

All fees established in subdivisions 9 and 14 must be
paid to the Board of Water and Soil Resources deleted text beginto be useddeleted text endnew text begin and are annually appropriated to
the board
new text endfor the purpose of administration of the wetland bank and to process appeals
under section 103G.2242, subdivision 9.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103G.291, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

deleted text beginEmergencydeleted text endnew text begin Water supplynew text end plans; demand reduction.

(a) Every
public water supplier serving more than 1,000 people must submit deleted text beginan emergency and
conservation
deleted text endnew text begin a water supplynew text end plan to the commissioner for approval by January 1, 1996.
new text begin In accordance with guidelines developed by the commissioner, new text endthe plan must address
new text begin projected demands, adequacy of the water supply system and planned improvements,
existing and future water sources, natural resource impacts or limitations, emergency
preparedness, water conservation,
new text endsupply and demand reduction measuresnew text begin,new text end and allocation
priorities deleted text beginand must identify alternative sources of water for use in an emergencydeleted text endnew text begin that are
consistent with section 103G.261
new text end. Public water suppliers must update deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin theirnew text end plan andnew text begin,
upon notification,
new text endsubmit it to the commissioner for approval every ten years.

new text begin (b) The water supply plan in paragraph (a) is required for all communities in the
metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, with a municipal water supply system
and is a required element of the local comprehensive plan required under section 473.859.
Water supply plans or updates submitted after December 31, 2008, must be consistent
with the metropolitan area master water supply plan required under section 473.1565,
subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2).
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Public water suppliers serving more than 1,000 people must employ water use
demand reduction measures before requesting approval from the commissioner of health
under section 144.383, paragraph (a), to construct a public water supply well or requesting
an increase in the authorized volume of appropriation. Demand reduction measures must
include evaluation of conservation rate structures and a public education program that
may include a toilet and showerhead retrofit program.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Public water suppliers serving more than 1,000 people must submit records
that indicate the number of connections and amount of use by customer category and
volume of water unaccounted for with the annual report of water use required under
section 103G.281, subdivision 3.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end For the purposes of this subdivision, "public water supplier" means an entity
that owns, manages, or operates a public water supply, as defined in section 144.382,
subdivision 4
.

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 103G.311, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Hearing notice.

(a) The hearing notice on an application must deleted text beginstatedeleted text endnew text begin
include
new text end:

(1) the date, place, and time fixed by the commissioner for the hearing;deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(2) the waters affected, the water levels sought to be established, or control structures
proposednew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the matters prescribed by sections 14.57 to 14.59 and rules adopted thereundernew text end.

(b) new text beginA summary of new text endthe hearing notice must be published by the commissioner at the
expense of the applicant or, if the proceeding is initiated by the commissioner in the
absence of an applicant, at the expense of the commissioner.

(c) The new text beginsummary of the new text endhearing notice must be:

(1) published once a week for two successive weeks before the day of hearing
in a legal newspaper published in the county where any part of the affected waters is
located;new text begin and
new text end

(2) mailed by the commissioner to the county auditor, the mayor of a municipality,
the watershed district, and the soil and water conservation district affected by the
applicationdeleted text begin; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) made under requirements prescribed by sections 14.57 to 14.59 and rules of the
chief administrative law judge
deleted text end.

Sec. 59.

new text begin [114E.01] SHORT TITLE.
new text end

new text begin This chapter may be cited as the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act.
new text end

Sec. 60.

new text begin [114E.05] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this chapter, the definitions in this
subdivision have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Activity and use limitations. new text end

new text begin "Activity and use limitations" means
restrictions or obligations with respect to real property that are associated with an
environmental response project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Common interest community. new text end

new text begin "Common interest community" means a
common interest community as defined in chapter 515B.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Environmental agency. new text end

new text begin "Environmental agency" means the Pollution
Control Agency, Agriculture Department, or another state or federal agency that
determines or approves the environmental response project pursuant to which the
environmental covenant is created.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Environmental covenant. new text end

new text begin "Environmental covenant" means a servitude
created under this chapter that imposes activity and use limitations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Environmental response project. new text end

new text begin "Environmental response project"
means a plan or work performed to clean up, eliminate, investigate, minimize, mitigate, or
prevent the release or threatened release of contaminants affecting real property in order to
protect public health or welfare or the environment, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) response or corrective actions under federal or state law, including chapters 115B,
115C, 115E, and 116, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation
and Liability Act, United States Code, title 44, section 9601, et seq.;
new text end

new text begin (2) corrective actions or response to agricultural chemical incidents under chapters
18B, 18C, 18D, and 18E; and
new text end

new text begin (3) closure, contingency, or corrective actions required under rules or regulations
applicable to waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities or to above or below ground
tanks.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Holder. new text end

new text begin "Holder" means any person identified as a holder of an
environmental covenant as specified in section 114E.10, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Person. new text end

new text begin "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate,
trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation,
political subdivision or special purpose unit of government, agency, or instrumentality of
the state or federal government, or any other legal or commercial entity.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Record. new text end

new text begin "Record," used as a noun, means information that is inscribed on
a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable
in perceivable form.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Recorded. new text end

new text begin "Recorded" means recorded with the county recorder or
registrar of title, as applicable, in each county where the real property is located.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin State. new text end

new text begin "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject
to the jurisdiction of the United States.
new text end

Sec. 61.

new text begin [114E.10] NATURE OF RIGHTS; ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL
AGENCY; SUBORDINATION OF INTERESTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Any person, including a person that owns an interest in the real property subject to
the environmental convenant, the environmental agency, or any other political subdivision
or unit of local government, may be a holder. An environmental covenant may identify
more than one holder. The interest of a holder is an interest in real property. The holder is
the grantee of the real property interest conveyed under an environmental covenant.
new text end

new text begin (b) Unless an environmental agency is a holder, any right that the agency may have
with respect to an environmental covenant does not constitute an interest in real property.
Approval of an environmental covenant does not make the environmental agency a holder
unless it has authority under law other than this chapter to acquire an interest in real
property for purposes related to an environmental response project and it is expressly
identified as a holder in the environmental covenant.
new text end

new text begin (c) An environmental agency is bound by any obligation it assumes in an
environmental covenant, but an environmental agency does not assume obligations merely
by signing an environmental covenant. As provided in section 114E.15, an environmental
covenant is not valid unless signed by the environmental agency and the environmental
agency may set reasonable conditions for its approval of an environmental covenant.
When the environmental agency is a federal agency, the covenant must also be approved
and signed by the state environmental agency that has authority under state law to address
the release or threatened release involved in the environmental response project. Any
other person that signs an environmental covenant is bound by the obligations the person
expressly assumes in the covenant, but signing the covenant does not change obligations,
rights, or protections granted or imposed under law other than this chapter except as
provided in the covenant.
new text end

new text begin (d) The following rules apply to interests in real property in existence at the time an
environmental covenant is created or amended:
new text end

new text begin (1) an interest that has priority under other law is not affected by an environmental
covenant unless the person that owns the interest subordinates that interest to the covenant;
new text end

new text begin (2) this chapter does not require a person that owns a prior interest to subordinate
that interest to an environmental covenant or to agree to be bound by the covenant;
new text end

new text begin (3) a subordination agreement may be contained in an environmental covenant or
in a separate record that is recorded. If the environmental covenant covers commonly
owned property in a common interest community, the environmental covenant or the
subordination agreement may be signed by any person authorized by the governing board
of the owners' association; and
new text end

new text begin (4) an agreement by a person to subordinate a prior interest to an environmental
covenant affects the priority of that person's interest but does not by itself impose any
affirmative obligation on the person with respect to the environmental covenant.
new text end

Sec. 62.

new text begin [114E.15] CONTENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL COVENANT.
new text end

new text begin (a) An environmental covenant must:
new text end

new text begin (1) state on its first page that the instrument is an environmental covenant executed
pursuant to this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (2) contain a legally sufficient description of the real property subject to the covenant;
new text end

new text begin (3) describe the activity and use limitations on the real property;
new text end

new text begin (4) identify every holder;
new text end

new text begin (5) be signed and acknowledged by the environmental agency, every holder, and
every owner of the fee simple title to the real property subject to the covenant; and
new text end

new text begin (6) identify the name and location of any administrative record for the environmental
response project reflected in the environmental covenant.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to the information required by paragraph (a), an environmental
covenant may contain other information, restrictions, and requirements agreed to by
the persons who signed it, including any:
new text end

new text begin (1) requirements for notice of any transfer of a specified interest in, or concerning
proposed changes in use of, applications for building permits for, or proposals for any
site work affecting the contamination or the environmental response project on, the real
property subject to the covenant;
new text end

new text begin (2) requirements for periodic reporting describing compliance with the covenant;
new text end

new text begin (3) rights of access to the real property granted in connection with implementation
or enforcement of the covenant;
new text end

new text begin (4) a brief narrative description of the contamination and environmental response
project, including the contaminants of concern, the pathways of exposure, limits on
exposure, and the location and extent of the contamination;
new text end

new text begin (5) limitation on amendment or termination of the covenant in addition to those
contained in sections 114E.40 and 114E.45;
new text end

new text begin (6) rights of the holder in addition to its right to enforce the covenant pursuant
to section 114E.50; and
new text end

new text begin (7) waiver of a party's right to consent to the amendment or termination of a
covenant under section 114E.45, paragraph (a), clause (3).
new text end

new text begin (c) The environmental agency may set reasonable conditions for its approval of an
environmental covenant, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) requiring that persons specified by the agency that have interests in the real
property also sign the covenant;
new text end

new text begin (2) requiring that a person who holds a prior interest in the real property subject to
the covenant agree to subordinate that interest where applicable; and
new text end

new text begin (3) requiring the inclusion within the text of the covenant information, restrictions,
or requirements as described in paragraph (b).
new text end

Sec. 63.

new text begin [114E.20] VALIDITY; EFFECT ON OTHER INSTRUMENTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) An environmental covenant created under this chapter runs with the land.
new text end

new text begin (b) An environmental covenant that is otherwise effective is valid and enforceable
even if:
new text end

new text begin (1) it is not appurtenant to an interest in real property;
new text end

new text begin (2) it can be or has been assigned to a person other than the original holder;
new text end

new text begin (3) it is not of a character that has been recognized traditionally at common law;
new text end

new text begin (4) it imposes a negative burden;
new text end

new text begin (5) it imposes an affirmative obligation on a person having an interest in the real
property or on the holder;
new text end

new text begin (6) the benefit or burden does not touch or concern real property;
new text end

new text begin (7) there is no privity of estate or contract;
new text end

new text begin (8) the holder dies, ceases to exist, resigns, or is replaced; or
new text end

new text begin (9) the owner of an interest in the real property subject to the environmental
covenant and the holder are the same person.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any instrument that imposes activity and use limitations, including any
conservation easement, declaration, restrictive covenant, or similar instrument created
before the effective date of this chapter remains valid and enforceable as provided in
the law under which it was created. This chapter does not apply in any other respect to
such an instrument.
new text end

new text begin (d) This chapter does not invalidate or render unenforceable any interest, whether
designated as an environmental covenant or other interest, that is otherwise enforceable
under the law of this state.
new text end

Sec. 64.

new text begin [114E.25] RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAND USE LAW.
new text end

new text begin (a) This chapter does not authorize a use of real property that is otherwise prohibited
by zoning, by law other than this chapter regulating use of real property, or by a recorded
instrument that has priority over the environmental covenant.
new text end

new text begin (b) An environmental covenant may prohibit or restrict uses of real property which
are authorized by zoning or by law other than this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (c) An environmental agency that exercises authority under law other than this
chapter to require as part of an environmental response project the performance of a
response or corrective action that would not otherwise be an authorized use of real
property under zoning or other real property law or prior recorded instruments may
include such requirement as an affirmative obligation in an environmental covenant.
new text end

Sec. 65.

new text begin [114E.30] NOTICE.
new text end

new text begin (a) A copy of an environmental covenant, and any amendments or notices of
termination thereof, must be provided by the persons and in the manner required by the
environmental agency to:
new text end

new text begin (1) each person that signed the covenant or their successor or assign;
new text end

new text begin (2) each person holding a recorded interest in the real property subject to the
covenant;
new text end

new text begin (3) each person in possession of the real property subject to the covenant;
new text end

new text begin (4) each political subdivision in which real property subject to the covenant is
located; and
new text end

new text begin (5) any other person the environmental agency requires.
new text end

new text begin (b) The validity of a covenant is not affected by failure to provide a copy of the
covenant as required under this section.
new text end

Sec. 66.

new text begin [114E.35] RECORDING.
new text end

new text begin (a) An environmental covenant and any amendment or termination of the covenant
must be recorded with the county recorder or registrar of titles, as applicable, in every
county in which any portion of the real property subject to the covenant is located. For
purposes of indexing, a holder shall be treated as a grantee.
new text end

new text begin (b) Except as otherwise provided in section 114E.40, paragraph (f), an environmental
covenant is subject to the laws of this state governing recording and priority of interests in
real property.
new text end

Sec. 67.

new text begin [114E.40] DURATION; MODIFICATION OR TERMINATION BY
ADMINISTRATIVE OR COURT ACTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) An environmental covenant is perpetual unless it is:
new text end

new text begin (1) by its terms limited to a specific duration or terminated by the occurrence of a
specific event;
new text end

new text begin (2) terminated by consent pursuant to section 114E.45;
new text end

new text begin (3) terminated pursuant to paragraph (b) or (e);
new text end

new text begin (4) terminated by foreclosure of an interest that has priority over the environmental
covenant; or
new text end

new text begin (5) terminated or modified in an eminent domain proceeding, but only if:
new text end

new text begin (i) the environmental agency that signed the covenant is a party to the proceeding;
new text end

new text begin (ii) all persons identified in paragraph (c) are given notice of the pendency of the
proceeding; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) the court determines, after hearing, that the activity and use limitations subject
to termination or modification are no longer required to protect public health or welfare
or the environment.
new text end

new text begin (b) The environmental agency that approved an environmental covenant may
determine whether to terminate or reduce the burden on the real property of the covenant
if the agency determines that some or all of the activity and use limitations under the
covenant are no longer required to protect public health or welfare or the environment or
modify the covenant if the agency determines that modification is required to adequately
protect public health or welfare or the environment.
new text end

new text begin (c) The environmental agency shall provide notice of any proposed action under
paragraph (b) to each person with a current recorded interest in the real property subject
to the environmental covenant, each holder, all other persons who originally signed the
environmental covenant, or their successors or assigns, and any other person with rights
or obligations under the covenant. The environmental agency shall provide 30 days for
comment on the proposed action by parties entitled to notice. Any person entitled to notice
under this paragraph may request a contested case under chapter 14 by making the request
in writing within the 30-day comment period. A determination by an environmental
agency under this paragraph is a final agency decision subject to judicial review in the
same manner as provided in sections 14.63 to 14.68 or under applicable federal law.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any person entitled to notice under paragraph (c) may apply in writing to the
environmental agency for a determination under paragraph (b) that an existing covenant
be terminated, that the burden of a covenant be reduced, or that covenant be modified.
The application must specify the determination sought by the applicant, the reasons why
the environmental agency should make the determination, and the information which
would support it. If the environmental agency fails to commence a proceeding under
paragraph (b) within 60 days of receipt of the application, the applicant may bring a de
novo action in the district court for termination, reduction of burden, or modification of
the environmental covenant pursuant to paragraph (e).
new text end

new text begin (e) The district court for the county in which the real property subject to an
environmental covenant is located may, under the doctrine of changed circumstances,
terminate the covenant, reduce its burden on the real property, or modify its terms in a de
novo action if an environmental agency fails to commence a proceeding within 60 days
as provided under paragraph (d). The applicant under paragraph (d), any party to the
environmental covenant, or any other person identified in paragraph (c) may commence an
action under this paragraph. The person commencing the action shall serve notice of the
action on the environmental agency and any person entitled to notice under paragraph (c).
The court shall terminate, reduce the burden of, or modify the environmental covenant
if the court determines that the person bringing the action shows that some or all of the
activity and use limitations under the covenant do not, or are no longer required to, protect
public health or welfare or the environment.
new text end

new text begin (f) An environmental covenant may not be extinguished, limited, or impaired
through issuance of a tax deed, foreclosure of a tax lien, or application of the doctrine
of adverse possession, prescription, abandonment, waiver, lack of enforcement, or
acquiescence, or a similar doctrine.
new text end

new text begin (g) An environmental covenant may not be extinguished, limited, or impaired by
application of section 500.20 or 541.023.
new text end

Sec. 68.

new text begin [114E.45] AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION BY CONSENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) An environmental covenant may be amended or terminated by consent only if
the amendment or termination is signed by:
new text end

new text begin (1) the environmental agency;
new text end

new text begin (2) the current owner of the fee simple title to the real property subject to the
covenant;
new text end

new text begin (3) every other original signatory to the covenant, or their successor or assign, unless:
new text end

new text begin (i) the person waived the right to consent to termination or modification in the
environmental covenant or another signed and acknowledged record that is recorded;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the person fails to object to the amendment or termination within 60 days after
a notice requesting the person's consent to amendment or termination was mailed by
certified mail, return receipt requested, to the person's last known address, as obtained
from the United States Postal Service; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) a court finds that the person no longer exists or cannot be located or identified
with the exercise of reasonable diligence; and
new text end

new text begin (4) each holder, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin Any person may establish that the notice described in clause (3), item (ii), was properly
mailed by recording an affidavit to that effect from a person having knowledge of the
facts, and a certified copy of the recorded affidavit shall be prima facie evidence of the
facts stated therein.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an interest in real property is subject to an environmental covenant, the interest
is not affected by an amendment of the covenant unless the current owner of the interest
consents to the amendment or has waived in the environmental covenant or other signed
record the right to consent to amendments.
new text end

new text begin (c) Except for an assignment undertaken pursuant to a governmental reorganization,
or as otherwise provided in the environmental covenant, assignment of an environmental
covenant to a new holder is an amendment.
new text end

new text begin (d) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) or in an environmental covenant:
new text end

new text begin (1) a holder may not assign its interest without consent of the other parties specified
in paragraph (a);
new text end

new text begin (2) a holder may be removed and replaced by agreement of the other parties
specified in paragraph (a); and
new text end

new text begin (3) a court of competent jurisdiction may fill a vacancy in the position of holder.
new text end

Sec. 69.

new text begin [114E.50] ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL COVENANT.
new text end

new text begin (a) A civil action for injunctive or other equitable relief for violation of an
environmental covenant may be maintained by:
new text end

new text begin (1) a party to the covenant, including all holders;
new text end

new text begin (2) the environmental agency that signed the covenant;
new text end

new text begin (3) any person to whom the covenant expressly grants power to enforce;
new text end

new text begin (4) a person whose interest in the real property or whose collateral or liability may
be affected by the alleged violation of the covenant; or
new text end

new text begin (5) a political subdivision in which the real property subject to the covenant is
located.
new text end

new text begin (b) The state environmental agency that signed the covenant may use any remedy
or enforcement measure provided in section 115.071, subdivisions 3 to 5, or 116.072 to
remedy violations of a covenant. This paragraph does not limit the state environmental
agency from taking action to enforce the terms of a covenant against a person required to
comply with the covenant in connection with that person's obligation to perform response
actions or as a condition of receiving a liability assurance with respect to a release or
threatened release of contaminants.
new text end

new text begin (c) This chapter does not limit the regulatory authority of the environmental agency
under law other than this chapter with respect to an environmental response project.
new text end

new text begin (d) A person is not responsible for or subject to liability arising from a release
or threatened release of contamination into the environment, or for remediation costs
attendant thereto, solely because it has signed, holds rights to, or otherwise has the right to
enforce an environmental covenant.
new text end

Sec. 70.

new text begin [114E.60] UNIFORMITY OF APPLICATION AND CONSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin In applying and construing this chapter, consideration must be given to the need to
promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it.
new text end

Sec. 71.

new text begin [114E.65] RELATION TO ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES IN GLOBAL
AND NATIONAL COMMERCE ACT.
new text end

new text begin This chapter modifies, limits, or supersedes the federal Electronic Signatures in
Global and National Commerce Act, United States Code, title 15, section 7001 et seq., but
does not modify, limit, or supersede section 101 of that act, United States Code, title 15,
section 7001(a), or authorize electronic delivery of any of the notices described in section
103 of that act, United States Code, title 15, section 7003(b).
new text end

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115.072, is amended to read:


115.072 RECOVERY OF LITIGATION COSTS AND EXPENSES.

In any action brought by the attorney general, in the name of the state, pursuant
to the provisions of this chapter and chapters 114Cnew text begin, 114E,new text end and 116, for civil penalties,
injunctive relief, or in an action to compel compliance, if the state shall finally prevail,
and if the proven violation was willful, the state, in addition to other penalties provided
in this chapter, may be allowed an amount determined by the court to be the reasonable
value of all or a part of the litigation expenses incurred by the state. In determining the
amount of such litigation expenses to be allowed, the court shall give consideration to the
economic circumstances of the defendant.

Amounts recovered under the provisions of this section and section 115.071,
subdivisions 3 to 5
, shall be paid into the environmental fund in the state treasury to the
extent provided in section 115.073.

Sec. 73.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115.56, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

License required.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), after March 31,
1996, a person may not design, install, maintain, pump, or inspect an individual sewage
treatment system without a license issued by the commissioner.

(b) A license is not required for a person who complies with the applicable
requirements if the person is:

(1) a qualified employee of state or local government who has passed the
examination described in paragraph (d) or a similar examination;

(2) an individual who constructs an individual sewage treatment system on land that
is owned or leased by the individual and functions solely as the individual's dwelling or
seasonal dwelling;

(3) a farmer who pumps and disposes of sewage waste from individual sewage
treatment systems, holding tanks, and privies on land that is owned or leased by the
farmer; or

(4) an individual who performs labor or services for a person licensed under this
section in connection with the design, installation, maintenance, pumping, or inspection of
an individual sewage treatment system at the direction and under the personal supervision
of a person licensed under this section.

A person constructing an individual sewage treatment system under clause (2) must
consult with a site evaluator or designer before beginning construction. In addition, the
system must be inspected before being covered and a compliance report must be provided
to the local unit of government after the inspection.

(c) The commissioner, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Extension
Service or another higher education institution, shall ensure adequate training exists for
individual sewage treatment system professionals.

(d) The commissioner shall conduct examinations to test the knowledge of applicants
for licensing and shall issue documentation of licensing.

(e) Licenses may be issued only upon successful completion of the required
examination and submission of proof of sufficient experience, proof of general liability
insurance, and a corporate surety bond in the amount of at least $10,000.

(f) Notwithstanding paragraph (e), the examination and proof of experience are not
required for an individual sewage treatment system professional who, on the effective date
of the rules adopted under subdivision 1, holds a certification attained by examination and
experience under a voluntary certification program administered by the agency.

(g) Local units of government may not require additional local licenses for individual
sewage treatment system professionals.

(h) A pumper whose annual gross revenue from pumping systems is $9,000 or
less and whose gross revenue from pumping systems during the year ending May 11,
1994, was at least $1,000 is not subject to training requirements in rules adopted under
subdivision 1, except for any training required for initial licensure.

new text begin (i) Until December 31, 2010, no other professional license is required to:
new text end

new text begin (1) design, install, maintain, or inspect an individual sewage treatment system with a
flow of 10,000 gallons of water per day or less if the system designer, installer, maintainer,
or inspector is licensed under this subdivision and the local unit of government has not
adopted additional requirements; and
new text end

new text begin (2) operate an individual sewage treatment system with a flow of 10,000 gallons
of water per day or less if the system operator is licensed as a system designer, installer,
maintainer, or inspector under this subdivision and the local unit of government has not
adopted additional requirements.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115B.17, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Acquisition of property.

The agency may acquire, by purchase
or donation, deleted text beginan interestdeleted text endnew text begin interestsnew text end in real property, including easements, deleted text beginrestrictivedeleted text endnew text begin
environmental
new text end covenantsnew text begin under chapter 114Enew text end, and leases, that the agency determines
deleted text begin isdeleted text endnew text begin arenew text end necessary for response action. deleted text beginThe validity and duration of a restrictive covenant
or nonpossessory easement acquired under this subdivision shall be determined in the
same manner as the validity and duration of a conservation easement under chapter 84C,
unless the duration is otherwise provided in the agreement.
deleted text end The agency may acquire
an easement by condemnation only if the agency is unable, after reasonable efforts, to
acquire an interest in real property by purchase or donation. The provisions of chapter 117
govern condemnation proceedings by the agency under this subdivision. A donation of an
interest in real property to the agency is not effective until the agency executes a certificate
of acceptance. The state is not liable under this chapter solely as a result of acquiring an
interest in real property under this subdivision.new text begin Agency approval of an environmental
convenant under chapter 114E is sufficient evidence of acceptance of an interest in real
property where the agency is expressly identified as a holder in the covenant.
new text end

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116.07, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Exemptions from standards.

No standards adopted by any state agency
for limiting levels of noise in terms of sound pressure which may occur in the outdoor
atmosphere shall apply to (1) segments of trunk highways constructed with federal
interstate substitution money, provided that all reasonably available noise mitigation
measures are employed to abate noise, (2) an existing or newly constructed segment of a
highway, provided that all reasonably available noise mitigation measures, as approved by
the commissioners of the Department of Transportation and Pollution Control Agency, are
employed to abate noise, (3) except for the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, an existing
or newly constructed segment of a road, street, or highway under the jurisdiction of a road
authority of a town, statutory or home rule charter city, or county, except for roadways for
which full control of access has been acquired, (4) skeet, trap or shooting sports clubs, or
(5) motor vehicle race events conducted at a facility specifically designed for that purpose
that was in operation on or before July 1, deleted text begin1983deleted text endnew text begin 1996new text end. Nothing herein shall prohibit a
local unit of government or a public corporation with the power to make rules for the
government of its real property from regulating the location and operation of skeet, trap
or shooting sports clubs, or motor vehicle race events conducted at a facility specifically
designed for that purpose that was in operation on or before July 1, deleted text begin1983deleted text endnew text begin 1996new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116.23, is amended to read:


116.23 PROHIBITIONnew text begin AND RESTRICTIONSnew text end.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Nutrient concentrations. new text end

No person shall manufacture for use or
sale in Minnesota or import into Minnesota for resale any cleaning agent or chemical
water conditioner which contains a prescribed nutrient in a concentration that is greater
than the prescribed maximum permissible concentration of that nutrient in that cleaning
agent or chemical water conditioner.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Residential dishwasher detergent. new text end

new text begin No person shall sell, distribute, offer,
or expose for sale at retail any household dishwasher detergent that contains more than 0.5
percent phosphorus by weight. This subdivision does not apply to the sale or distribution
of detergents for commercial or institutional dishwashing purposes.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169A.35, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

As used in this section:

(1) "alcoholic beverage" has the meaning given it in section 340A.101, subdivision 2;

(2) "distilled spirits" has the meaning given it in section 340A.101, subdivision 9;

(3) "motor vehicle" does not include motorboats in operationnew text begin,new text end or off-road recreational
vehiclesnew text begin except when being operated on a roadway or shoulder of a roadway that is not
part of a grant-in-aid trail or trail designated for that vehicle by the commissioner of
natural resources
new text end;

(4) "possession" means either that the person had actual possession of the bottle or
receptacle or that the person consciously exercised dominion and control over the bottle
or receptacle; and

(5) "3.2 percent malt liquor" has the meaning given it in section 340A.101,
subdivision 19
.

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 373.01, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Public corporation; listed powers.

(a) Each county is a body politic
and corporate and may:

(1) Sue and be sued.

(2) Acquire and hold real and personal property for the use of the county, and lands
sold for taxes as provided by law.

(3) Purchase and hold for the benefit of the county real estate sold by virtue of
judicial proceedings, to which the county is a party.

(4) Sell, lease, and convey real or personal estate owned by the county, and give
contracts or options to sell, lease, or convey it, and make orders respecting it as deemed
conducive to the interests of the county's inhabitants.

(5) Make all contracts and do all other acts in relation to the property and concerns
of the county necessary to the exercise of its corporate powers.

(b) No sale, lease, or conveyance of real estate owned by the county, except the lease
of a residence acquired for the furtherance of an approved capital improvement project, nor
any contract or option for it, shall be valid, without first advertising for bids or proposals in
the official newspaper of the county for three consecutive weeks and once in a newspaper
of general circulation in the area where the property is located. The notice shall state the
time and place of considering the proposals, contain a legal description of any real estate,
and a brief description of any personal property. Leases that do not exceed $15,000 for any
one year may be negotiated and are not subject to the competitive bid procedures of this
section. All proposals estimated to exceed $15,000 in any one year shall be considered at
the time set for the bid opening, and the one most favorable to the county accepted, but the
county board may, in the interest of the county, reject any or all proposals.

(c) Sales of personal property the value of which is estimated to be $15,000 or
more shall be made only after advertising for bids or proposals in the county's official
newspaper, on the county's Web site, or in a recognized industry trade journal. At the same
time it posts on its Web site or publishes in a trade journal, the county must publish in the
official newspaper, either as part of the minutes of a regular meeting of the county board
or in a separate notice, a summary of all requests for bids or proposals that the county
advertises on its Web site or in a trade journal. After publication in the official newspaper,
on the Web site, or in a trade journal, bids or proposals may be solicited and accepted by
the electronic selling process authorized in section 471.345, subdivision 17. Sales of
personal property the value of which is estimated to be less than $15,000 may be made
either on competitive bids or in the open market, in the discretion of the county board.
"Web site" means a specific, addressable location provided on a server connected to the
Internet and hosting World Wide Web pages and other files that are generally accessible
on the Internet all or most of a day.

(d) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the county may, when acquiring
real property for county highway right-of-way, exchange parcels of real property of
substantially similar or equal value without advertising for bids. The estimated values for
these parcels shall be determined by the county assessor.

(e) If real estate or personal property remains unsold after advertising for and
consideration of bids or proposals the county may employ a broker to sell the property.
The broker may sell the property for not less than 90 percent of its appraised market value
as determined by the county. The broker's fee shall be set by agreement with the county but
may not exceed ten percent of the sale price and must be paid from the proceeds of the sale.

(f) A county or its agent may rent a county-owned residence acquired for the
furtherance of an approved capital improvement project subject to the conditions set
by the county board and not subject to the conditions for lease otherwise provided by
paragraph (a), clause (4), and paragraphs (b), (c), (d), (e), and (g).

(g) In no case shall lands be disposed of without there being reserved to the county
all iron ore and other valuable minerals in and upon the lands, with right to explore for,
mine and remove the iron ore and other valuable minerals, nor shall the minerals and
mineral rights be disposed of, either before or after disposition of the surface rights,
otherwise than by mining lease, in similar general form to that provided by section 93.20
for mining leases affecting state lands. The lease shall be for a term not exceeding 50
years, and be issued on a royalty basis, the royalty to be not less than 25 cents per ton of
2,240 pounds, and fix a minimum amount of royalty payable during each year, whether
mineral is removed or not. Prospecting options for mining leases may be granted for
periods not exceeding one year. The options shall require, among other things, periodical
showings to the county board of the results of exploration work done.

new text begin (h) Notwithstanding anything in this subdivision to the contrary, the county may,
when selling real property owned in fee simple that cannot be improved because of
noncompliance with local ordinances regarding minimum area, shape, frontage, or access,
proceed to sell the nonconforming parcel without advertising for bid. At the county's
discretion, the real property may be restricted to sale to adjoining landowners or may be
sold to any other interested party. The property shall be sold to the highest bidder, but
in no case shall the property be sold for less than 90 percent of its fair market value as
determined by the county assessor. All owners of land adjoining the land to be sold shall
be given a written notice at least 30 days before the sale. This paragraph shall be liberally
construed to encourage the sale of nonconforming real property and promote its return to
the tax roles.
new text end

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.1565, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Planning activities.

(a) The Metropolitan Council must carry out
planning activities addressing the water supply needs of the metropolitan area as defined
in section 473.121, subdivision 2. The planning activities must include, at a minimum:

(1) development and maintenance of a base of technical information needed for
sound water supply decisions including surface and groundwater availability analyses,
water demand projections, water withdrawal and use impact analyses, modeling, and
similar studies;

(2) development and periodic update of a metropolitan area master water supply
plannew text begin, prepared in cooperation with and subject to the approval of the commissioner
of natural resources,
new text end that:

(i) provides guidance for local water supply systems and future regional investments;

(ii) emphasizes conservation, interjurisdictional cooperation, and long-term
sustainability; and

(iii) addresses the reliability, security, and cost-effectiveness of the metropolitan area
water supply system and its local and subregional components;

(3) recommendations for clarifying the appropriate roles and responsibilities of
local, regional, and state government in metropolitan area water supply;

(4) recommendations for streamlining and consolidating metropolitan area water
supply decision-making and approval processes; and

(5) recommendations for the ongoing and long-term funding of metropolitan area
water supply planning activities and capital investments.

(b) The council must carry out the planning activities in this subdivision in
consultation with the Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee established in
subdivision 2.

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 473.859, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Public facilities plan.

A public facilities plan shall describe the character,
location, timing, sequence, function, use and capacity of existing and future public
facilities of the local governmental unit. A public facilities plan must be in at least such
detail as may be necessary to establish existing or potential effects on or departures from
metropolitan system plans and to protect metropolitan system plans. A public facilities
plan shall contain at least the following parts:

(1) a transportation plan describing, designating and scheduling the location, extent,
function and capacity of existing and proposed local public and private transportation
services and facilities;

(2) a sewer policy plan describing, designating and scheduling the areas to be
sewered by the public system, the existing and planned capacities of the public system, the
standards and conditions under which the installation of private sewer systems will be
permitted, and to the extent practicable, the areas not suitable for public or private systems
because of public health, safety and welfare considerations;

(3) a parks and open space plan describing, designating and scheduling the existing
and proposed parks and recreation open spaces within the jurisdiction; and

(4) a water supply plan deleted text beginincluding:deleted text endnew text begin as described in section 103G.291, subdivision 3.
new text end

deleted text begin (i) a description of the existing water supply system, including the source of water,
well and treatment plant locations, and major supply lines; an inventory of commercial
and industrial users; an indication of the community's intent to make future changes
or additions to the system, including projections for population and industrial and
commercial use and the methods by which this growth will be served;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) a statement of the community's objectives, policies, and standards for operating
the water supply system;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iii) a conservation program that contains the goals of the program, demand and
supply conservation techniques to be used, an evaluation of pricing methods that could be
used to reduce demand, the conditions under which conservation actions would occur,
a process for reducing nonessential uses according to the priority system under section
deleted text begin103G.261deleted text end, and the education program that will be used to inform the public of the need to
conserve and the methods available to achieve conservation;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iv) an emergency preparedness or contingency plan, as described in section
deleted text begin103G.291, subdivision 3deleted text end;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (v) an indication of the possibility for joint efforts with neighboring communities or
other public entities for sharing water sources and treatment, interconnection for routine or
emergency supply, pursuit of alternative supplies, and water source protection;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (vi) a statement of the water supply problems that the community experiences or
expects to experience and any proposed solutions, especially those that would impact
other communities or the region; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (vii) a wellhead protection plan prepared in accordance with rules adopted by the
commissioner of health under section deleted text begin103I.101, subdivision 5deleted text end, clause (9).
deleted text end

Sec. 81.

Laws 2006, chapter 251, section 16, is amended to read:


Sec. 16. PHOSPHORUS RULE; REPORT.

(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a provision of a Minnesota Pollution
Control Agency rule establishing new or changed limits on phosphorus discharges from a
new or existing wastewater facility must not take effect until deleted text beginJuly 1, 2007deleted text endnew text begin May 1, 2008new text end.

(b) The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency must report to the legislature by
February 1, 2007, on a proposed or adopted rule changing limits on phosphorus discharges.
The report must address scientific justification for the new rule and the impact the proposed
or adopted rule will have on needed funding to implement the Clean Water Legacy Act.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 82.

Laws 2007, chapter 57, article 1, section 4, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Ecological Services

16,175,000
14,476,000
Appropriations by Fund
General
8,597,000
6,531,000
Natural Resources
3,696,000
3,994,000
Game and Fish
3,882,000
3,951,000

deleted text begin $1,194,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,157,000new text end the first year and
deleted text begin $1,227,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,187,000new text end the second year are
from the nongame wildlife management
account in the natural resources fund for the
purpose of nongame wildlife management.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 290.431, $100,000 the first year
and $100,000 the second year may be used
for nongame information, education, and
promotion.

$1,612,000 the first year and $1,636,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and
fish fund for only the purposes specified
in Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (e), clause (1).

The commissioner must report to the
legislative chairs on environmental finance
for money appropriated in this subdivision on
grassland/wetland complexes with specific
outcomes, including acres of wetlands and
prairie grasses and forbs of a local ecotype
preserved, restored, and enhanced during the
2008-2009 biennium.

$2,938,000 in the first year and $4,385,000 in
the second year, of which $1,968,000 the first
year and $2,195,000 the second year are from
deleted text begin the invasive species account indeleted text end the natural
resources fund for new text beginmanagement, public
awareness, assessment and monitoring,
research,
new text endlaw enforcementnew text begin, new text endand water access
inspection to prevent the spread of invasive
species, grants to manage invasive plants
in public waters, technical assistance to
grant applicants for improving lake quality,
and management of terrestrial invasive
species on state-administered lands. Priority
shall be given to preventing the spread of
aquatic invertebrates, including, but not
limited to, zebra mussels, spiny waterflea,
and round goby. An applicant for a grant
to manage invasive plants in public waters
must have a workable plan for improving
water quality and reducing the need for
additional treatment. Grants may not be
made for chemicals that are likely endocrine
disruptors. A plan to prevent the introduction
of asian carp into Minnesota waters must be
made available to the public by November
1, 2007.

$125,000 the first year is to support a
technical advisory committee and for land
management units that manage grass lands
in order to develop plans to optimize
native prairie seed harvest and replanting
on state-owned lands. The work must
use best management practices with an
outcome of ensuring the survival of the
native prairie remaining in Minnesota and to
estimate the value of the seeds. Maximizing
seed harvest may include allowing seed
producers to keep a portion of the seed as
compensation for supplying equipment and
labor. The Department of Natural Resources
in cooperation with the Department of
Agriculture and the Board of Water and
Soil Resources shall establish the technical
advisory committee which has the expertise
to develop (1) criteria to identify public
and private marginal lands which could be
used to produce native prairie seeds of a
local eco-type or restore native prairies that
could be used to produce clean energy, (2)
guidelines for production that ensure high
carbon sequestration, protection of wildlife
and waters, and minimization of inputs and
that do not compromise the survival of the
native prairie remaining in Minnesota, and
(3) recommendations for incentives that will
result in the production of native prairie seeds
of a local eco-type or restore native prairies.
In addition to agency members, the advisory
committee shall have one member from
each of two statewide farm organizations,
one member from a statewide sustainable
farmer organization, one member each from
three statewide rural economic development
organizations, one member each from three
statewide environmental organizations, and
one member each from three statewide
wildlife or conservation organizations.
No person registered as a lobbyist under
Minnesota Statutes, section 10A.03, may
serve on the technical advisory committee.
The technical committee shall work with the
NextGen Energy Board to develop a clean
energy program. A report on outcomes from
the technical committee is due December
15, 2007, to the legislative finance chairs on
environment and natural resources.

$50,000 in the first year is for the
commissioner, in consultation with the
Environmental Quality Board, to report to
the house and senate committees having
jurisdiction over environmental policy
and finance by February 1, 2008, on the
Mississippi River critical area program. The
report shall include the status of critical
area plans, zoning ordinances, the number
and types of revisions anticipated, and the
nature and number of variances sought. The
report shall include recommendations that
adequately protect and manage the aesthetic
integrity and natural environment of the river
corridor.

$2,250,000 the first year is to support the
identification of impaired waters and develop
plans to address those impairments, as
required by the federal Clean Water Act, in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter
114D. This is a onetime appropriation.

$477,000 the first year and $477,000 the
second year are for the reinvest in Minnesota
programs of game and fish, critical habitat,
and wetlands established under Minnesota
Statutes, section 84.95, subdivision 2.

$350,000 the first year is for a grant to
the International Wolf Center for building
renovations.

$500,000 the first year is for a grant to the
city of Wabasha for programming at the
National Bald Eagle Center.

$100,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota
to retire loans incurred by the center for
construction of its facility in the city of
Roseville and to complete educational
technology infrastructure at the center.

$115,000 in the first year and $116,000 in the
second year is for the Project Wild program.
Of this amount, $35,000 in the first year
and $36,000 in the second year are from the
natural resources fund, and $40,000 in the
first year and $40,000 in the second year are
from the game and fish fund.

new text begin $110,000 in the first year and new text end$150,000 deleted text begineachdeleted text endnew text begin
in the second
new text end year is from the all-terrain
vehicle account in the natural resources fund
for developing and maintaining all-terrain
vehicle trails and environmental review.

new text begin The appropriations under this section to
assess and address impaired waters in
accordance with the federal Clean Water Act
and Minnesota Statutes, chapter 114D, are
available until June 30, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 83. new text beginRULE AMENDMENTS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources may use the good cause exemption under
Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subdivision 1, clause (3), to amend rules to conform
to sections 27 and 51 to 54. Minnesota Statutes, section 14.386, does not apply to the
rulemaking under this section except to the extent provided under Minnesota Statutes,
section 14.388.
new text end

Sec. 84. new text beginLAKE TROUT REPORT.
new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2008, the commissioner of natural resources must review and report
to the legislative policy committees with jurisdiction over natural resources on the pros
and cons of changing the winter lake trout season so that it would be open from the
Saturday nearest January 1 to March 31.
new text end

Sec. 85. new text beginACCESS TO MINNESOTA OUTDOORS PLAN.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Walk-in access plan. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources
shall prepare a plan for a walk-in public access program under which the commissioner
may encourage owners and operators of privately held land to voluntarily make that
land available for walk-in access by the public for hunting and fishing under programs
administered by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) As part of the plan, the commissioner shall explore entering into contracts with
the owners or lessees of land to establish voluntary walk-in public access for hunting,
fishing, or other wildlife-dependent recreational activities.
new text end

new text begin (c) In the plan, the commissioner must describe:
new text end

new text begin (1) the costs and benefits that private land access will provide the public, such as
hunting, fishing, bird watching, and related outdoor activities; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the types of game, fish, and wildlife habitat improvements made to the land that
will enhance public uses.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall explore the effectiveness and public and private cost of
walk-in public access programs in other states and recommend walk-in program options
for public access to private lands for hunting, fishing, and related recreational activities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Other law. new text end

new text begin Nothing in the plan may preempt trespass and liability laws.
Recommendations submitted by the commissioner of natural resources under subdivision
3 shall include any changes to Minnesota Statutes, sections 604A.20 to 604A.27,
necessary to ensure that landowners are not exposed to additional liability as a result
of the walk-in access program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must present the walk-in public access plan
to the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over natural resources policy and
finance, with recommendations on program implementation, by January 15, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 86. new text beginRULE AMENDMENTS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources shall amend Minnesota Rules, parts
6262.0100, subpart 5, item D, and 6266.0700, subpart 3, to allow an angler in a fish house
or dark house to possess fillets of a fish with size restrictions if the angler is preparing and
using the fish for a meal. The commissioner may use the good cause exemption under
Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subdivision 1, clause (3), to adopt rules according to
this section and Minnesota Statutes, section 14.386, does not apply except as provided
under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 87. new text beginCORMORANT DIETARY STUDY.
new text end

new text begin The Department of Natural Resources shall conduct a dietary study of the cormorant
population on Lake of the Woods, in consultation with local units of governments
bordering Lake of the Woods. The cost of the study shall be paid by local units of
government associated with the study.
new text end

Sec. 88. new text beginPUBLIC MEETINGS REQUIRED; CONSTRUCTION OF MOORING
FACILITIES.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources shall hold at least two public meetings in
the north central lakes area of the state to inform the public of and gather public input
regarding the conditions and criteria under Minnesota Rules, part 6115.0211, subpart 4a,
item C, for permitted mooring facilities and docks.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 89. new text beginGAME AND FISH BUDGETARY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
new text end

new text begin The senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and
Administration and the speaker of the house of representatives shall each appoint one
member of their respective bodies to serve as a member of the Game and Fish Budgetary
Oversight Committee appointed under Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.055, subdivision
4b, paragraph (c). The appointments must be made no later than September 1, 2007. The
terms of the members appointed under this section expire June 30, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 90. new text beginLEECH LAKE FISHERY.
new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2008, the commissioner of natural resources must report to the
chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over
environment and natural resource policy on the status of the Leech Lake fishery.
new text end

Sec. 91. new text beginAQUATIC PLANT RULEMAKING.
new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2008, the commissioner of natural resources shall report to the
senate and house of representatives committees on natural resource policy on proposed
aquatic plant management rule changes. The rule changes must not be finally adopted
before April 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 92. new text beginBIG ISLAND.
new text end

new text begin In accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 83A.02, the commissioner of natural
resources shall initiate a process to rename Big Island on Pelican Lake in St. Louis County.
new text end

Sec. 93. new text beginMINNESOTA TRAVEL GREEN PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin (a) The director of Explore Minnesota Tourism shall develop a Minnesota travel
green program to recognize tourism businesses that have made a commitment to reduce
their environmental impact. A Minnesota travel green program must be a voluntary
program designed to promote the Explore Minnesota brand and give the state and
hospitality business participants a marketing edge, promote smart business practices,
reduce costs, educate travelers, promote Minnesota travel, and protect the environment.
new text end

new text begin (b) In developing the program, the director shall actively seek the ideas, advice,
and participation of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Minnesota travel and tourism industry;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council;
new text end

new text begin (3) the University of Minnesota Tourism Center;
new text end

new text begin (4) the commissioner of natural resources;
new text end

new text begin (5) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency;
new text end

new text begin (6) the Minnesota Environmental Initiative;
new text end

new text begin (7) the International Ecotourism Society;
new text end

new text begin (8) Renewing The Countryside organization;
new text end

new text begin (9) statewide lodging and hospitality associations;
new text end

new text begin (10) private industry sponsors; and
new text end

new text begin (11) other interested organizations.
new text end

new text begin (c) The director shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) research other states' similar programs;
new text end

new text begin (2) determine criteria that must be met in order for a business to participate in the
program;
new text end

new text begin (3) determine who will evaluate the criteria in relation to a particular business;
new text end

new text begin (4) estimate the level of private sector partnership participation;
new text end

new text begin (5) determine the marketing techniques that will have the most impact; and
new text end

new text begin (6) establish a timeline and budget to get the program up and running.
new text end

new text begin (d) The director shall present the recommendations to the legislative committees
with jurisdiction over the environment and tourism, along with draft legislation to codify
the program.
new text end

Sec. 94. new text beginAPPEALS BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) A county, with a city of the first class, encompassing over 5,000 square miles
must establish as a pilot program an Appeals Board of Zoning Adjustment to review
determinations made by the Board of Zoning Adjustment. The Appeals Board of Zoning
Adjustment shall be an intermediary appeal process that may be accessed prior to
appealing a decision to the district court. Members shall serve a three-year term.
new text end

new text begin (b) Paragraph (a) expires two years after the effective date of this section.
new text end

Sec. 95. new text beginISTS LICENSING REPORT.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must report to the legislative
committees with jurisdiction on environmental policy by February 15, 2008, after
consulting with officials from the Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association; the
Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers; the American Council of Engineering
Companies; the Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists; the Minnesota
Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture,
Geoscience, and Interior Design; the Geoscience Professional Organization; the University
of Minnesota Water Resources Center; the Association of Minnesota Counties; the League
of Minnesota Cities; the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities; the Minnesota Association
of Small Cities; and the Minnesota Association of Townships, on further issues relating
to the licensing of individual sewage treatment systems.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 96. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 84.928, subdivision 8; 85.015, subdivision 11;
97A.475, subdivision 38; and 97C.365;
new text end new text begin and new text end

new text begin Laws 2006, chapter 236, article 1, section
2,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

STATE LANDS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.0272, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Minimal value acquisition.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, if the
commissioner determines that lands or interests in land have a value less than deleted text begin$5,000deleted text endnew text begin
$100,000
new text end, the commissioner may acquire the lands for the value determined by the
commissioner without an appraisal. The commissioner shall make the determination based
upon deleted text beginavailable information including, but not limited todeleted text end:

(1) new text beginup to new text endthe most recent assessed market value of the land or interests in land as
determined by the county assessor of the county in which the land or interests in land is
locatednew text begin, plus ten percentnew text end;

(2) a sale price of the land or interests in land, provided the sale occurred within
the past year;

(3) the sale prices of comparable deleted text beginland ordeleted text endnew text begin Department of Natural Resources land sales
or acquisitions of
new text end interests in land located in the vicinity and sold within the past year; or

(4) an appraisal of the land or interests in land conducted within the past year.

(b) In the event the value is deleted text beginminimaldeleted text endnew text begin less than $1,000new text end, the commissioner may add a
transaction incentive, provided that the sum of the incentive plus the value of the land
does not exceed $1,000.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.0274, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Owner's rights.

When the state proposes to purchase in fee or any lesser
interest in land which will be administered by the commissioner of natural resources, the
landowner shall have the following rights:

(a) The right to be informed of the specific intended use of the property and of any
change in the intended use of the property which occurs during the acquisition process.
The owner shall also be informed that the documents regarding the purchase will be public
records if the land is purchased by the state;

(b) The right to be paid a fair price for the property. The price shall include the
fair market value of the land plus:

(1) All necessary incidental costs such as abstracting and recording fees related
to the sale. The costs of clearing title defects, paying taxes, and attorney's fees are not
reimbursable; and

(2) Any penalties incurred by the owner where the property is security for a loan
or advance of credit that contains a provision requiring or permitting the imposition of a
penalty if the loan or advance of credit is prepaid;

(c) The right to payment, at the owner's election, in a lump sum or in up to four
annual installments;

(d) The right to have the property fairly appraised by the state. The state's appraiser
shall physically inspect the property and deleted text beginshall allow the owner alongdeleted text end new text beginthe owner shall be
allowed to accompany the appraiser
new text end when the appraisal is made. The state's appraiser shall
certify in the appraisal report to having physically inspected the property and having
given the landowner an opportunity to deleted text begingo alongdeleted text end new text beginaccompany the appraisernew text end on inspections.
new text begin Notwithstanding section 13.44, subdivision 3, before an offer is made, new text end the landowner
shall be deleted text begingiven a resume of the state's certified appraisal. The resume shall include the
appraiser's conclusions as to value, acreage and type of land, value of buildings and
other improvements, value of timber, special damages and any special elements of value
deleted text endnew text begin
informed of the value determined pursuant to section 84.0272
new text end;

(e) The right to retain a qualified independent appraiser to conduct an appraisal at any
time prior to certification of the state's appraisal of the property and to be reimbursed for
appraisal fees as provided in section 117.232, subdivision 1, if the land is sold to the state
and to have that appraisal considered along with the state's in certifying the selling price;

(f) The right to have the state acquire the property by means of condemnation upon
the owner's request with the agreement of the commissioner;

(g) The right to receive or waive relocation assistance, services, payments and
benefits as provided in sections 117.52 and 117.521;

(h) The right to accept the state's offer for the property and contest the state's offer
for relocation and moving expenses;

(i) The right to continue occupancy of the property until full payment is received,
provided that when the owner elects to receive payment in annual installments pursuant to
clause (c), the owner may retain occupancy until the first payment is made; and

(j) The right to seek the advice of counsel regarding any aspect of the land
transaction.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 93.55, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Forfeiture; failure to record.

If the owner of a mineral interest fails
to record the verified statement required by section 93.52, before January 1, 1975, as to
any interests owned on or before December 31, 1973, or within one year after acquiring
deleted text begin suchdeleted text end new text beginthenew text end interests as to interests acquired after December 31, 1973, deleted text beginand not previously
recorded under section 93.52,
deleted text end the mineral interest shall forfeit to the state after notice and
opportunity for hearing as provided in this section. However, before completing the
procedures set forth in subdivision 2, the commissioner of natural resources may lease the
severed mineral interest as provided in subdivisions 1a and 3.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 93.55, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Exemption for forfeiture. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 1, a severed
mineral interest for which a statement was recorded as required under section 93.52, but
for which no new statement was recorded when the interest was subsequently conveyed
on or after December 31, 1969, but before July 1, 2007, is not subject to forfeiture if: (1)
substantial compliance can be shown as provided in subdivision 2, and (2) a new statement
is recorded within one year of any conveyance of ownership on or after July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginADDITIONS TO STATE PARKS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 16.] Flandrau State Park, Brown County. new text end

new text begin The
following area is added to Flandrau State Park, Brown County: that part of Lot 2, Block
One, Conklin Addition in the city of New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, according to the
plat of record in the Office of the County Recorder, Brown County, Minnesota, described
as follows: beginning at the southerly most corner of Lot 2, Block One, Conklin Addition
in the city of New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota; thence North 55 degrees 29 minutes
26 seconds East (assumed bearing) along the southeasterly line of said Lot 2 a distance of
107.92 feet; thence South 60 degrees 45 minutes 57 seconds West a distance of 102.48 feet
to the westerly line of Lot 2; thence South 02 degrees 33 minutes 23 seconds East along
said westerly line of Lot 2 a distance of 11.10 feet to the point of beginning; containing
508 square feet, more or less, and subject to easements of record in said County and State.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 59.] Whitewater State Park, Winona County. new text end

new text begin The
following area is added to Whitewater State Park, Winona County: that part of the
Southeast Quarter of Section 18, Township 107 North, Range 10 West, Winona County,
Minnesota, described as follows: commencing at the southwest corner of the Northwest
Quarter of Section 17, Township 107 North, Range 10 West; thence on an assumed
bearing of South 89 degrees 26 minutes 39 seconds East along the south line of said
Northwest Quarter, 303.04 feet; thence continue South 89 degrees 26 minutes 39 seconds
East along said south line 1327.79 feet; thence South 00 degrees 33 minutes 21 seconds
West, 300.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 26 minutes 39 seconds West parallel with said
south line, 1027.83 feet; thence South 00 degrees 33 minutes 21 seconds West, 300.00
feet; thence North 89 degrees 26 minutes 39 seconds West parallel with said south line,
597 feet, more or less, to the intersection with the east line of the Southeast Quarter of said
Section 18 being also the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 89 degrees 26 minutes
39 seconds West parallel with said south line, 330 feet, more or less, to the centerline of a
township road; thence North 16 degrees 01 minutes 55 seconds West along said centerline,
170.44 feet; thence northwesterly along said centerline on a tangential curve concave
southwesterly, having a central angle of 10 degrees 57 minutes 52 seconds, radius of
2426.00 feet, for an arc length of 464.25 feet to the north line of said Southeast Quarter of
Section 18; thence North 89 degrees 48 minutes 48 seconds East along the north line of
said Southeast Quarter, 547.06 feet to the southwest corner of said Northwest Quarter;
thence South 00 degrees East, a distance of 600 feet, more or less, along the said east line
to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 5.78 acres, more or less.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginDELETIONS FROM STATE PARKS.
new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 16.] Flandrau State Park, Brown County. The following area is
deleted from Flandrau State Park, Brown County: that part of Outlot 293 in the city of
New Ulm, according to the Plat of the City of New Ulm, of record in the Office of the
County Recorder, Brown County, Minnesota, described as follows: commencing at the
southerly most corner of Lot 2, Block One, Conklin Addition in the city of New Ulm,
Brown County, Minnesota; thence North 55 degrees 29 minutes 26 seconds East (assumed
bearing), along the southeasterly line of said Lot 2, a distance of 107.92 feet to the point of
beginning; thence continuing North 55 degrees 29 minutes 26 seconds East, along said
southerly line of Lot 2, a distance of 80.95 feet, to the easterly most corner of said Lot 2;
thence South 19 degrees 33 minutes 58 seconds East, along the southeasterly prolongation
of the easterly line of said Lot 2, a distance of 10.0 feet; thence South 62 degrees 31
minutes 07 seconds West, 78.97 feet to the point of beginning, containing 391 square feet,
more or less, and subject to easement of record in said county and state.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; AITKIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Aitkin County and is described as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) Government Lot 3, Section 24, Township 50 North, Range 25 West, containing
5.8 acres, more or less; and
new text end

new text begin (2) Government Lot 4, Section 24, Township 50 North, Range 25 West, containing
0.9 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders the Willow River and is not contiguous to other state lands.
The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for
natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; AITKIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Aitkin County and is described as
follows: Government Lot 2, Section 8, Township 48 North, Range 25 West, containing
34.6 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Gun Lake. The Department of Natural Resources has
determined that school trust management interests would best be served if the land was
sold.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND
BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; AITKIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, and the classification
provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, Aitkin County may sell by
public sale the consolidated conservation land bordering public water that is described in
paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Aitkin County and is described as
follows: Government Lot 1, Section 7, Township 47 North, Range 26 West, containing
1.25 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders the Mississippi River and is not contiguous to other state lands.
The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for
natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND;
AITKIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the classification and public sale provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 84A and 282, the commissioner of natural resources may sell by private
sale the consolidated conservation land that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy. The consideration for the conveyance must be for no less than the
appraised value of the land and timber and survey costs. Proceeds shall be disposed of
according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84A.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Aitkin County and is described as follows:
the North 370 feet of the East 590 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Section 24, Township 48 North, Range 24 West, containing 5.0 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land will be sold "as is" to the current leaseholder who will assume
responsibility for any site cleanup needed due to the use of the land for a concrete plant by
the previous leaseholder. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the
land is not needed for natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LAND;
AITKIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the classification provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapters
84A and 282, Aitkin County may sell by public sale the consolidated conservation land
that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Aitkin County and is described as follows:
the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 21, Township 47 North, Range 26
West, containing 40 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land is not contiguous to other state lands. The Department of Natural
Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginCONVEYANCE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; BELTRAMI COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the
commissioner of natural resources may convey to a governmental subdivision of the state
for no payment the surplus land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy. The conveyance must provide that the land described in paragraph
(c) be used for the public and reverts to the state if the governmental subdivision fails to
provide for public use or abandons the public use of the land.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be conveyed is located in Beltrami County and is described as
follows: that part of Government Lot 3, Section 4, Township 146 North, Range 34 West,
described as follows: starting from meander corner number 4, which is located on the
north section line of Section 4, Township 146 North, Range 34 West, 1518.0 feet in an
easterly direction from the northwest corner of said section; thence South 16 degrees 17
minutes East a distance of 131.6 feet; thence South 46 degrees 35 minutes East a distance
of 206.8 feet; thence South 6 degrees 37 minutes East a distance of 89.4 feet; thence South
14 degrees 32 minutes East a distance of 139.0 feet; thence South 10 degrees 34 minutes
West a distance of 221.5 feet; thence South 83 degrees 46 minutes West a distance of
178.5 feet to the starting point; thence South 47 degrees 15 minutes West a distance of
275.0 feet; thence South 38 degrees 53 minutes East a distance of 285.7 feet; thence North
61 degrees 27 minutes East a distance of 122.0 feet; thence North 73 degrees 47 minutes
East a distance of 300.0 feet; thence North 12 degrees 40 minutes West a distance of 37.6
feet; thence North 20 degrees 30 minutes West a distance of 113.5 feet; thence North 51
degrees 15 minutes West a distance of 320.7 feet; thence South 38 degrees 15 minutes
West a distance of 116.8 feet to the starting point, containing 3.5 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Grant Lake and is not contiguous to other state lands. The land
was donated to the state for use as a public campground and is used by local residents
as a day-use park. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the state's
land management interests would best be served if the land were conveyed to a local
unit of government.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginLAND EXCHANGE; LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATERS IN
BELTRAMI COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342, subdivision 3, the commissioner
of natural resources may, with the approval of the Land Exchange Board as required
under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and according to Minnesota
Statutes, sections 94.343 to 94.347, exchange with Beltrami County the land bordering
public waters that is described in paragraph (b) for land of substantially equal value that
borders public water.
new text end

new text begin (b) The land to be conveyed is located in Beltrami County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter west of County
State-Aid Highway 14, Section 32, Township 147 North, Range 34 West;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section
32, Township 147 North, Range 34 West; and
new text end

new text begin (3) that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter west of County
State-Aid Highway 14 and north of the haul road, Section 5, Township 146 North, Range
34 West.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; CASS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the
commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land bordering
public water that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and
ensure accuracy. The commissioner may sell the land to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
for less than the value of the land as determined by the commissioner, but the conveyance
must provide that the land be used for the public and reverts to the state if the band fails
to provide for public use or abandons the public use of the land. The commissioner
may include conservation restrictions in the conveyance deed to ensure the property is
maintained as open space.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Cass County and is described as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) Government Lot 3, Section 14, Township 142 North, Range 29 West, containing
35.54 acres, more or less; and
new text end

new text begin (2) Government Lot 6, Section 14, Township 142 North, Range 29 West, containing
2.06 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land is located on Bear Island in Leech Lake and is not contiguous to other
state lands. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not
needed for natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; CASS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the
commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land bordering
public water that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Cass County and is described as follows:
that part of Government Lot 7, Section 28, Township 142 North, Range 26 West, described
as follows: commencing at the south quarter corner of said Section 28, from which the
southwest corner of said Section 28 bears, based on the Cass County Coordinate System of
NAD 1983, South 89 degrees 44 minutes 53 seconds West, 2775.06 feet; thence North 52
degrees 48 minutes 53 seconds West, 1326.13 feet to the southeast corner of that particular
tract of land conveyed to the state of Minnesota and filed for record on November 9, 1961,
in Book 121 of Deeds, Page 598, and to a railroad spike on the centerline of County
State-Aid Highway 4; thence North 52 degrees 12 minutes 27 seconds West, 221.06
feet along the southwesterly line of said particular tract of land conveyed to the state of
Minnesota and the centerline of County State-Aid Highway 4 to a spike; thence North
51 degrees 01 minutes 41 seconds West, 111.72 feet along the southwesterly line of said
particular tract of land conveyed to the state of Minnesota and the centerline of County
State-Aid Highway 4 to a mag nail and the point of beginning of the land to be described;
thence continuing North 51 degrees 01 minutes 41 seconds West, 41.42 feet along the
southwesterly line of said particular tract of land conveyed to the state of Minnesota and
the centerline of County State-Aid Highway 4 to a mag nail; thence North 13 degrees 19
minutes 36 seconds East, 144.63 feet to a 3/4" x 24" rebar with plastic cap stamped "MN
DNR LS 17005" (DNR MON); thence continuing North 13 degrees 19 minutes 36 seconds
East, 5 feet, more or less, to the water's edge of Little Sand Lake; thence southeasterly, a
distance of 50 feet, more or less, along said water's edge to a line which bears North 13
degrees 19 minutes 36 seconds East from the point of beginning; thence South 13 degrees
19 minutes 36 seconds West, 5 feet, more or less, to a DNR MON, thence continuing
South 13 degrees 19 minutes 36 seconds West, 129.22 feet to the point of beginning and
there terminating. Containing 0.12 acres, more or less, subject to existing road easements.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land is located on Little Sand Lake. The sale will be to the adjoining
landowner in conjunction with an acquisition to resolve an unintentional trespass by the
state which occurred when the Department of Natural Resources constructed a water
access site.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; COOK COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Cook County and is described as follows:
the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 33, Township 63 North, Range
3 East, containing 40 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Mons Creek and was acquired in a land exchange in 2003. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that school trust management interests
would best be served if the land was sold.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; COOK COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Cook County and is described as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) Outlot A & Caribou Backlot, Cook County. Outlot A of White Sky, according to
the plat on file and of record in the Office of the Recorder for Cook County, Minnesota,
containing 0.74 acres, more or less; and
new text end

new text begin (2) that part of Government Lot 4, Section 2, Township 60 North, Range 3 West,
lying northerly of Cook County Road 4, southerly of the plat of White Sky, and westerly
of Lot 1, Block 1 of White Sky First Addition, according to the plats on file and of record
in the Office of the Recorder for Cook County, containing 1.02 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Caribou Lake. The Department of Natural Resources has
determined that school trust management interests would best be served if the lands were
sold.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; COOK COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Cook County and is described as follows:
that part of Government Lot 10, Section 35, Township 65 North, Range 1 West, more fully
described as follows: being the easterly 863.9 feet of Government Lot 10, EXCEPT the
southerly 40.3 feet thereof. The west and south boundary lines being perpendicular to
and parallel with the south boundary of Government Lot 10, respectively. Containing
3.3 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders West Bearskin Lake, was acquired in a land exchange in
2000, and is not contiguous to other state lands. The Department of Natural Resources
has determined that school trust management interests would best be served if the land
was sold.
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; CROW WING COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1,
and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Crow Wing County
may sell by private sale, under Minnesota Statutes, section 282.01, subdivision 7a, the
tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c), under the
remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure
accuracy. Prior to the sale, the commissioner of revenue shall grant a permanent
conservation easement according to Minnesota Statutes, section 282.37, to protect aquatic
habitat. The easement must be approved by the Crow Wing County Board and the
commissioner of natural resources.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in Crow Wing County and is described as:
Government Lot 1, Section 26, Township 138 North, Range 27 West, city of Fifty Lakes.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the land was returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; CROW WING COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1,
and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Crow Wing County may
sell to the city of Crosby the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in
paragraph (c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in Crow Wing County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin Of a tract of land lying south of the herein described line and being out of and
part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 11, Township 46 North,
Range 29 West, except part to the city of Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, said line
described as follows: Commencing at the center of Section 11, thence South 88 degrees
59 minutes 19 seconds West, coincident with the south line of said Southeast Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter, 1291.01 feet to the southwest corner of said Southeast Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter; thence North 02 degrees 09 minutes 21 seconds East, coincident
with the west line of said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, 531.93 feet to the
point of beginning of the line herein described; thence through and across said Southeast
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the following 21 courses and distances:
new text end

new text begin (1) South 71 degrees 26 minutes 55 seconds East, 27.36 feet;
new text end

new text begin (2) South 33 degrees 07 minutes 48 seconds East, 34.76 feet;
new text end

new text begin (3) South 87 degrees 03 minutes 06 seconds East, 64.17 feet;
new text end

new text begin (4) South 61 degrees 33 minutes 20 seconds East, 45.74 feet;
new text end

new text begin (5) South 72 degrees 07 minutes 59 seconds East, 112.59 feet;
new text end

new text begin (6) South 77 degrees 44 minutes 53 seconds East, 56.34 feet;
new text end

new text begin (7) North 70 degrees 49 minutes 46 seconds East, 83.42 feet;
new text end

new text begin (8) South 76 degrees 32 minutes 31 seconds East, 94.57 feet;
new text end

new text begin (9) North 80 degrees 41 minutes 54 seconds East, 33.03 feet;
new text end

new text begin (10) North 83 degrees 09 minutes 05 seconds East, 41.90 feet;
new text end

new text begin (11) North 68 degrees 51 minutes 01 seconds East, 175.87 feet;
new text end

new text begin (12) South 58 degrees 17 minutes 34 seconds East, 54.35 feet;
new text end

new text begin (13) South 80 degrees 01 minutes 47 seconds East, 43.42 feet;
new text end

new text begin (14) North 36 degrees 43 minutes 03 seconds East, 84.81 feet;
new text end

new text begin (15) North 60 degrees 06 minutes 12 seconds East, 57.47 feet;
new text end

new text begin (16) South 83 degrees 31 minutes 42 seconds East, 90.21 feet;
new text end

new text begin (17) North 73 degrees 59 minutes 37 seconds East, 57.44 feet;
new text end

new text begin (18) South 65 degrees 21 minutes 29 seconds East, 81.38 feet;
new text end

new text begin (19) North 86 degrees 47 minutes 22 seconds East, 75.46 feet;
new text end

new text begin (20) North 47 degrees 10 minutes 02 seconds East, 52.07 feet; and
new text end

new text begin (21) North 63 degrees 13 minutes 46 seconds East, 48.20 feet
new text end

new text begin to the point of termination from which the point of commencing bears South 01 degrees
27 minutes 31 seconds West, 572.34 feet.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the land was sold to the city of Crosby.
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginCONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; DAKOTA COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 103F.535, and 282.018,
subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282,
Dakota County may sell or convey to the township of Ravenna for no consideration the
tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general and provide
that the land reverts to the state if the township of Ravenna stops using the land for the
public purpose described in paragraph (d). The conveyance is subject to restrictions
imposed by the commissioner of natural resources. The attorney general may make
changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be conveyed is located in Dakota County and is described as:
Unplatted, Section 21, Township 114, Range 16, Southeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, less various tracts, except West 870 feet of South 729.29 feet, except part of
North 594 feet lying west of Ravenna Trail, except South 480 feet lying east of West 870
feet, except beginning at the northwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter East 22R South 20R southwest to point on west line 22R South of beginning North
22R to beginning, except parcels 33-02100-030-53, 33-02100-040-53, 33-02100-050-53,
33-02100-060-53, and 33-02100-080-53. (Dakota County tax identification number
33-02100-018-54).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the land is needed by the township of Ravenna
for drainage and access to culverts.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; HENNEPIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 94.10, the commissioner
of natural resources may sell by private sale to a governmental subdivision the surplus
land that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and
ensure accuracy. The commissioner may sell the land to a governmental subdivision of
the state for less than the value of the land as determined by the commissioner, but the
conveyance must provide that the land described in paragraph (c) be used for the public
and reverts to the state if the governmental subdivision fails to provide for public use
or abandons the public use of the land. The commissioner may include conservation
restrictions in the conveyance deed to ensure the property is maintained as open space.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Hennepin County and is described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Northwest Quarter of Southwest Quarter, Section 36, Township 120 North,
Range 22 West, less road right-of-way, containing 39 acres, more or less;
new text end

new text begin (2) the east six and two-thirds acres of the West Half of the Southeast Quarter
of the Southwest Quarter, Section 36, Township 120 North, Range 22 West, less road
right-of-way, containing 6.67 acres, more or less; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the West Quarter of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, Section 36, Township 120 North, Range 22 West, less road right-of-way,
containing 4.87 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land was conveyed to the state for wild game reservation purposes. Due
to adjacent residential use and local zoning restrictions, the land is no longer available
for hunting purposes. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the
state's land management interests would best be served if the lands were conveyed to a
local unit of government.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; HENNEPIN COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the
commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale to a governmental subdivision
the surplus land bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and
ensure accuracy. The commissioner may sell the land to a governmental subdivision of
the state for less than the value of the land as determined by the commissioner, but the
conveyance must provide that the land described in paragraph (c) be used for the public
and reverts to the state if the governmental subdivision fails to provide for public use or
abandons the public use of the land.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Hennepin County and is described as
follows: all that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and Government
Lot 2, Section 25, Township 120 North, Range 22 West, lying north and westerly of the
following described line: beginning at a point on the west line of said section 830.19 feet
South of the west 1/4 corner thereof; thence North 36 degrees 55 minutes East, 109.88
feet; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes, 1217.3 feet more or less to the water's edge of
Haydens Lake. Subject to existing road easements. Containing 1.9 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land was purchased by the state for a water access site but has never been
used as a water access site. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that
the state's land management interests would best be served if the land was conveyed to a
local unit of government.
new text end

Sec. 24. new text beginPUBLIC OR PRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND
BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; KITTSON COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the
commissioner of natural resources may sell by public or private sale the surplus land
bordering public water that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure
accuracy. The commissioner may sell the land to a governmental subdivision of the state
for less than the value of the land as determined by the commissioner, but the conveyance
must provide that the land be used for the public and reverts to the state if the governmental
subdivision fails to provide for public use or abandons the public use of the land.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Kittson County and is described as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) Parcel 1: Lot 7, Block 4, Park Addition to Bronson, lying in the Southwest
Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 30, Township 161 North, Range 46 West,
containing 0.92 acres, more or less;
new text end

new text begin (2) Parcel 2: that part of Lots 5 and 6, Block 4, Park Addition to Bronson, lying in
the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 30, Township 161 North, Range
46 West, more particularly described as follows: commencing at the midpoint of the west
line of said Lot 5, which point is 33 feet East of the west line of said Southwest Quarter of
the Southwest Quarter of Section 30; thence East and parallel to the south line of said Lot
5, a distance of 157 feet; thence South on a straight line at right angles to the immediately
preceding line of this description to the center of the south branch of Two Rivers; thence
northwesterly along the center line of said south branch of Two Rivers to its intersection
with a north and south line parallel to the west line of said Southwest Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter of Section 30, and distant 33 feet East therefrom, which line is also
the west line of said Block 4; thence North along said west line of said Block 4, to the
point of beginning, containing 0.39 acres, more or less;
new text end

new text begin (3) Parcel 12: that part of Block 4, of the Park Addition to the village of Bronson,
Kittson County, Minnesota, which may be more particularly described as follows: Lot 6,
Block 4, with the exception of a tract consisting of the westerly 157 feet of said Lot 6,
deeded to the Olof Locken Post, No. 315, of the American Legion, containing 0.68 acres,
more or less; ALSO the following described portion of Lot 8 of said Block 4: commencing
at a point on the west line of said Lot 8, 140 feet North of the southwest corner of said Lot
8; thence North along said west line of Lot 8, a distance of 68 feet; thence East at right
angles to the said west line of Lot 8 to the east line of said Lot 8; thence South along the
east line of said Lot 8, a distance of 68 feet; thence West at right angles to said east line
of Lot 8 to the point of beginning, containing 0.05 acres, more or less; EXCEPTING
therefrom the following described tract of land: commencing at the northeast corner of
Block 4 in Park Addition to the village of Lake Bronson; thence South at right angles a
distance of 265 feet to the point of beginning; thence West at right angles a distance of 143
feet; thence South at right angles a distance of 111 feet to the center of the Two Rivers;
thence East at right angles a distance of 143 feet to the east line of Lot 8; thence North at
right angles a distance of 111 feet to the point of beginning, being a part of Lot 6 and Lot 8
of Block 4, containing altogether 0.75 acres, more or less; and
new text end

new text begin (4) Parcel 13: that part of Lot 8, Block 4 of the Park Addition to the village of
Bronson, Kittson County, Minnesota, which may be more particularly described as
follows: the South 140 feet of said Lot 8, Block 4, containing 0.10 acres, more or less;
ALSO the following portion of said Lot 8: commencing at a point on the west line of said
Lot 8, 208 feet North of the southwest corner of said Lot 8; thence North along said west
line of Lot 8, a distance of 5.6 feet; thence East at right angles to said west line of Lot 8 to
the east line of said Lot 8, thence South along said east line of Lot 8, a distance of 5.8 feet;
thence West at right angles to said east line of Lot 8, to the point of beginning, containing
0.004 acres, more or less; containing altogether 0.104 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders South Branch Two Rivers and is not contiguous to other state
lands. The land was acquired for park purposes but was not included in a state park. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural
resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; KITTSON COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 94.10, the commissioner
of natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land that is described in paragraph
(c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Kittson County and is described as
follows: a parcel of land in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 30,
Township 161 North, Range 46 West, more particularly described as follows: beginning at
a point which is 33 feet North of the south line and 422 feet East of the west line of said
Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence East parallel to said south line, 726
feet; thence North parallel to said west line, 300 feet; thence West parallel to said south
line, 726 feet; thence South parallel to said west line, 300 feet to the point of beginning.
Containing 5.00 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The sale may be to multiple parties, including the county for the county
highway right-of-way, the township for the township road, and adjoining landowners to
resolve unintentional agricultural trespasses. The Department of Natural Resources has
determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 26. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; LAKE COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 94.10, the commissioner
of natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land that is described in paragraph
(c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Lake County and is described as follows:
that part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 16, Township 57
North, Range 6 West, described as follows: commencing at the southeast corner of said
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter marked by a DNR survey marker (3/4 inch x
18 inch rebar with an orange cap marked MN DNR LS 16098); thence North 89 degrees
11 minutes 24 seconds West based on the Lake County Coordinate System North Shore
Zone, NAD83, 1986 adjustment, along the south line of said Northeast Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter, 439.78 feet to a DNR survey marker on the westerly right-of-way of
Trunk Highway 61 and the point of beginning; thence continuing North 89 degrees 11
minutes 24 seconds West along said south line 426.27 feet to a DNR survey marker;
thence North 00 degrees 48 minutes 36 seconds East 100.00 feet to a DNR survey marker;
thence South 89 degrees 11 minutes 24 seconds East 494.20 feet to a DNR survey marker
on said westerly right-of-way; thence South 34 degrees 59 minutes 57 seconds West along
said westerly right-of-way 120.89 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Containing
1.06 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The sale would be to the adjoining landowner and resolve an unintentional
trespass that occurred when a garage was constructed on state-owned land. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural
resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 27. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; LAKE COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 94.10, the commissioner
of natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land that is described in paragraph
(c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Lake County and is described as follows:
that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 16, Township 57
North, Range 6 West, described as follows: commencing at the northwest corner of said
Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter marked by a DNR survey marker (3/4 inch x
18 inch rebar with an orange cap marked MN DNR LS 16098); thence South 89 degrees
14 minutes 10 seconds East based on the Lake County Coordinate System North Shore
Zone, NAD83, 1986 adjustment, along the north line of said Northwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, 191.15 feet to a DNR survey marker and the point of beginning; thence
continuing South 89 degrees 14 minutes 10 seconds East along said north line 264.92 feet
to a DNR survey marker on the westerly right-of-way of Trunk Highway 61; thence
South 34 degrees 59 minutes 57 seconds West along said westerly right-of-way 200.00
feet; thence North 41 degrees 54 minutes 07 seconds West 224.87 feet, more or less, to the
point of beginning. Containing 0.50 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The sale would be to the adjoining landowner and resolve an unintentional
trespass that occurred when a garage and house were constructed on state-owned land.
The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for
natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 28. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; LAKE COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1,
and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, Lake County may sell
by private sale the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in paragraph
(c), under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general for a
consideration of $1 and relinquishment of a four-acre parcel of land that Lake County has
used for road relocation.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in Lake County and is described as: that part of
the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, north of County State-Aid Highway 14,
Section 20, Township 55 North, Range 11 West.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the land was returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 29. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; NICOLLET COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Nicollet County and is described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) that part of the Southwest Quarter and that part of the Southeast Quarter, Section
8, Township 109 North, Range 29 West, being described as a strip of land 300.0 feet in
width lying adjacent to and northerly of the following described centerline of proposed
channel change: commencing at the center of Section 8, Township 109 North, Range
20 West, from which the north quarter corner of said Section 8 bears North 0 degrees
00 minutes East, thence South 0 degrees 00 minutes East for 1280 feet on said quarter
line; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes East for 54.9 feet to road station 40+40 on the
centerline of County State-Aid Highway 24 which is the true point of beginning for the
centerline of channel change; thence South 75 degrees 58 minutes East for a distance of
553.5 feet on centerline of channel change; thence South 75 degrees 58 minutes East for
a distance of 1540.0 feet and there terminating; and from the true point of beginning
North 77 degrees 58 minutes West for a distance of 770 feet and there terminating; SAID
LANDS ALSO DESCRIBED AS: a strip of land lying and being 300.0 feet each side of
the following described centerline of proposed channel change: beginning at a point
1280.0 feet South and 54.9 feet East of the center of Section 8, Township 109 North,
Range 29 West; thence easterly on a bearing of South 77 degrees 00 minutes East for a
distance of 553.5 feet; thence easterly on a bearing of South 75 degrees 00 minutes East
for a distance of 1540.0 feet and there terminating. This includes 3.005 acres in part of the
North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 8, Township 109 North, Range 29 West,
and 10.932 acres in part of Government Lot 2 of Section 8, Township 109 North, Range
29 West. Also from the point of beginning, westerly on a bearing of North 77 degrees
00 minutes West for a distance of 770.0 feet and there terminating. This includes 4.098
acres in part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 8, Township 109 North, Range 29 West.
Containing 3.01 acres, more or less; and
new text end

new text begin (2) that part of the Southwest Quarter and that part of the Southeast Quarter, Section
8, Township 109 North, Range 29 West, Nicollet County, Minnesota, being described
as a strip of land 300.0 feet in width lying adjacent to and southerly of the following
described centerline of proposed channel change: commencing at the center of Section
8, Township 109 North, Range 20 West, from which the north quarter corner of said
Section 8 bears North 0 degrees 00 minutes East; thence South 0 degrees 00 minutes East
for 1280 feet on said quarter line; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes East for 54.9
feet to road station 40+40 on the centerline of County State-Aid Highway 24 which is
the true point of beginning for the centerline of channel change; thence South 75 degrees
58 minutes East for a distance of 553.5 feet on centerline of channel change; thence
South 75 degrees 58 minutes East for a distance of 1540.0 feet and there terminating; and
from the true point of beginning North 77 degrees 58 minutes West for a distance of
770 feet and there terminating; SAID LANDS ALSO DESCRIBED AS: a strip of land
lying and being 300.0 feet each side of the following described centerline of proposed
channel change: beginning at a point 1280.0 feet South and 54.9 feet East of the center of
Section 8, Township 109 North, Range 29 West; thence easterly on a bearing of South
77 degrees 00 minutes East for a distance of 553.5 feet; thence easterly on a bearing of
South 75 degrees 00 minutes East for a distance of 1540.0 feet and there terminating.
This includes 3.005 acres in part of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section
8, Township 109 North, Range 29 West, and 10.932 acres in part of Government Lot 2
of Section 8, Township 109 North, Range 29 West. Also, from the point of beginning,
westerly on a bearing of North 77 degrees 00 minutes West for a distance of 770.0 feet and
there terminating. This includes 4.098 acres in part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 8,
Township 109 North, Range 29 West. Containing 4.10 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders the Minnesota River. It was acquired when a new bridge was
installed across the river resulting in a realignment of the river channel. The Department of
Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 30. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; RED LAKE COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Red Lake County and is described
as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) Government Lot 10, Section 31, Township 152 North, Range 40 West, containing
20.17 acres, more or less; and
new text end

new text begin (2) Government Lot 3, Section 34, Township 152 North, Range 40 West, containing
21.7 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders the Clearwater River and is not contiguous to other state lands.
The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for
natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 31. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as
follows: Government Lot 2, except the Northwest Quarter of Lot 2, Section 19, Township
58 North, Range 18 West, containing 30.84 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders an unnamed tributary to the West Two Rivers Reservoir. The
Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for natural
resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 and 94.10, the commissioner
of natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land that is described in paragraph
(c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors
and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as
follows: Government Lot 3, Section 18, Township 68 North, Range 19 West, containing
23.22 acres, more or less.
new text end

new text begin (d) The sale will be to the University of Minnesota for the off axis NOvA detector
project. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed
for natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 33. new text beginLAND EXCHANGE; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources shall, with the approval of the Land
Exchange Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and
according to Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.343 to 94.347, exchange the land described
in paragraph (b). The commissioner shall offer to exchange the land with the holder of
Department of Natural Resources lease number 144-011-0587 by December 31, 2007.
new text end

new text begin (b) The land to be exchanged is located in St. Louis County and is described as
follows: that part of Government Lot 1, Section 6, Township 58 North, Range 17 West,
containing 1.98 acres more or less, that is subject to Department of Natural Resources
lease number 144-011-0587.
new text end

Sec. 34. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision
1, and the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, St. Louis County
may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described in
paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure
accuracy. The conveyance must reserve to the state a 100-foot easement along the
shoreline to protect vegetation and allow angling by the public and a 15-foot easement
from the public road right-of-way to allow angler walk-in access.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as: Lots 7, 8,
and 9, Block 2, Wonderland 1st Addition.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the land was sold to an adjoining landowner.
new text end

Sec. 35. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 282.018, subdivision 1,
St. Louis County may sell the tax-forfeited land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure
accuracy. The conveyance must reserve to the state a 150-foot easement of 75 feet on each
side of the centerline of the East Branch of Chester Creek and a 100-foot easement of 50
feet on each side of the centerline of tributaries of Chester Creek.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 9, Township 50
North, Range 14 West; and
new text end

new text begin (2) Lots 7, 8, 9, 34, 35, 36, 37, 58, 59, 60, and 61 and part of Lot 10, Englewood
Farms.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282,
St. Louis County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land that is described in
paragraph (c) under the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
general may make changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is located in St. Louis County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 1, Township
63 North, Range 18 West;
new text end

new text begin (2) part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 28, Township 53
North, Range 13 West; and
new text end

new text begin (3) part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 9, Township
58 North, Range 16 West.
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would
best be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 37. new text beginSPARTA BEACH IN CITY OF GILBERT; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) This section applies to the land described in paragraph (b), which is owned by
the city of Gilbert. The legislature finds that any fill placed along the shoreline below the
historical high watermark prior to the effective date of this section does not extend beyond
the ordinary low watermark and does not interfere with the public right of navigation or
any other public right. Consistent with the common law of the state, the state shall not
dispute the right of the owner of the land, or the owner's successors, to enjoy exclusive use
of filled land in shallow waters abutting the land, subject only to the limitation that the
owner or owner's successors shall not interfere with the public right of navigation.
new text end

new text begin (b) The land referred to in this section is described as follows:
new text end

new text begin That part of the North Half of Government Lot 1, Section 35, Township 58 North,
Range 17 West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, St. Louis County, Minnesota, described
as follows: Starting at a pipe that is on the east side of Differding Road on the north line of
the plat of Birch View and assuming that the north line is East and West, thence running
North 49 degrees 56 minutes West a distance of 291.00 feet to the place of beginning;
thence running South 55 degrees 19 minutes West a distance of 135 feet to the shore of
Ely Lake; Starting from the place of beginning, thence running North 29 degrees 01
minutes West a distance of 436.50 feet; thence running North 87 degrees 24 minutes
West a distance of 302 feet to the shore of Ely Lake; thence running along the shore to
the intersection with the first described.
new text end

Sec. 38. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; WASHINGTON COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the
commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land bordering
public water that is described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The
attorney general may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct errors and
ensure accuracy. The commissioner may only sell the land to a governmental subdivision
of the state. The conveyance may be for less than the value of the land as determined by
the commissioner, but the conveyance must provide that the land be used for the public
and reverts to the state if the governmental subdivision fails to provide for public use or
abandons the public use of the land.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land that may be sold is located in Washington County and is described as
follows, Parcels A and B containing altogether 31.55 acres, more or less:
new text end

new text begin (1) Parcel A: all that part of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section
30, Township 30 North, Range 20 West, bounded by the following described lines:
commencing at the east quarter corner of said Section 30; thence on an assumed bearing
of North 88 degrees 13 minutes 48 seconds West, 399.98 feet on and along the east-west
quarter line of said Section 30 to the point of beginning; thence North 88 degrees 13
minutes 48 seconds West, 504.57 feet on and along the said east-west quarter line; thence
South 17 degrees 54 minutes 26 seconds West, 1377.65 feet to a point on the south 1/16
line of said Section 30; thence South 88 degrees 10 minutes 45 seconds East, 504.44 feet
on and along the south 1/16 line of said Section 30; thence North 17 degrees 54 minutes
26 seconds East, 1378.11 feet to the point of beginning; and
new text end

new text begin (2) Parcel B: all that part of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section
30, Township 30 North, Range 20 West, bounded by the following described lines:
commencing at the east quarter corner of said Section 30; thence on an assumed bearing
of North 88 degrees 13 minutes 48 seconds West, 904.55 feet along the east-west quarter
line of said Section 30 to the point of beginning; thence South 17 degrees 54 minutes 26
seconds West, 1377.65 feet to a point on the south 1/16 line of said Section 30; thence
North 88 degrees 10 minutes 45 seconds West, 369.30 feet along said south 1/16 line;
thence North 42 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds West, 248.00 feet; thence North 02
degrees 59 minutes 30 seconds East, 488.11 feet; thence North 47 degrees 41 minutes
19 seconds East, 944.68 feet to a point on the east-west quarter line of said Section 30;
thence South 88 degrees 13 minutes 48 seconds East, 236.03 feet along said east-west
quarter line to the point of beginning.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Long Lake and is not contiguous to other state lands. The
land was donated to the state with the understanding that the land would be used as a
wildlife sanctuary. The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is
not needed for natural resource purposes.
new text end

Sec. 39. new text beginCLAIR A. NELSON MEMORIAL FOREST, LAKE COUNTY;
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF APPORTIONMENT OF PROCEEDS FROM
TAX-FORFEITED LANDS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Upon approval of an affected political subdivision within Lake County, the
Lake County Board may suspend the apportionment of the balance of net proceeds from
tax-forfeited lands within the affected political subdivision under Minnesota Statutes,
section 282.08, clause (4), item (iii), and retain the net proceeds. The authority under this
paragraph is available until Lake County suspends the apportionment of net proceeds
subject to item (iii), in the amount of $2,200,000, plus any interest costs incurred by the
county to purchase land described in this section. The money received by Lake County is
to reimburse the county for the purchase in 2006 of 6,085 acres of forest land named the
Clair A. Nelson Memorial Forest.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any revenue derived from acquired land that was reimbursed under paragraph
(a) is subject to apportionment as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 282.08.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from January 1, 2006.
new text end

Sec. 40. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 to 38 are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end