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as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/24/2014 08:26am

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; dedicating unclaimed lottery prize money for
acquisition of certain school trust lands; providing for condemnation of school
trust lands to be acquired; appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes
2012, section 349A.08, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement,
section 94.165, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 92.

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

Section 1.

[92.83] CONDEMNATION OF SCHOOL TRUST LAND.

Subdivision 1.

Purpose.

The purpose of this section is to extinguish the school trust
interest in school trust lands where long-term economic return is prohibited by designation
or policy while producing economic benefits for Minnesota's public schools. For the
purposes of satisfying the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 8, which limits the
sale of school trust lands to a public sale, the commissioner of natural resources shall
acquire school trust lands through condemnation, as provided in subdivision 2.

Subd. 2.

Commencement of condemnation proceedings.

When the commissioner
of natural resources has determined sufficient money is available to acquire any of the
lands identified under section 84.027, subdivision 18, paragraph (c), the commissioner
shall proceed to extinguish the school trust interest by condemnation action. When
requested by the commissioner, the attorney general shall commence condemnation of
the identified school trust lands.

Subd. 3.

Payment.

The portion of the payment of the award and judgment that
is for the value of the land shall be deposited into the permanent school fund. The
remainder of the award and judgment payment shall first be remitted for reimbursement
to the accounts from which expenses were paid, with any remainder deposited into the
permanent school fund.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 94.165, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Appropriation.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), money in the
account is appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for:

(1) the acquisition of natural resource lands or interests in lands within the outdoor
recreation system established in chapter 86A;

(2) payment of expenses incurred by the commissioner in rendering saleable any
state-owned property administered by the commissioner; and

(3) payment of expenses incurred by the commissioner in exchanging any
state-owned property administered by the commissioner.

(b) Money deposited in the account from the lottery cash flow account under section
349A.08, subdivision 5, is appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources to
extinguish the school trust interest in school trust lands identified under section 84.027,
subdivision 18, paragraph (c).

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 349A.08, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Payment; unclaimed prizes.

A prize in the state lottery must be claimed
by the winner within one year of the date of the drawing at which the prize was awarded
or the last day sales were authorized for a game where a prize was determined in a manner
other than by means of a drawing. If a valid claim is not made for a prize payable directly
by the lottery by the end of this period, the prize money is considered unclaimed and the
winner of the prize shall have no further claim to the prize. A prize won by a person
who purchased the winning ticket in violation of section 349A.12, subdivision 1, or won
by a person ineligible to be awarded a prize under subdivision 7 must be treated as an
unclaimed prize under this section. The director must transfer all unclaimed prize money
at the end of each fiscal year from the lottery cash flow account to the general fund land
acquisition account in the natural resources fund to extinguish the school trust interest in
school trust lands, under section 94.165, subdivision 2, paragraph (b)
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