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SF 3275

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/16/2010 11:28am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to environment finance; requiring long-range land management
budgeting of the Department of Natural Resources.

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

Section 1. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES LONG-RANGE
BUDGET ANALYSIS.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources, in consultation with the commissioner
of management and budget, shall estimate the total amount of funding available from all
sources for each of the following land management categories: wildlife management
areas; state forests; scientific and natural areas; aquatic management areas; public water
access sites; and prairie bank easements. The commissioner of natural resources shall
prepare a ten-year budget analysis of the department's ongoing land management needs,
including restoration of each parcel needing restoration. The analysis shall include:
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new text begin (1) an analysis of the needs of wildlife management areas, including identification of
internal systemwide guidelines on the proper frequency for activities such as controlled
burns, tree and woody biomass removal, and brushland management;
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new text begin (2) an analysis of state forests needs, including identification of internal systemwide
guidelines on the proper frequency for forest management activities;
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new text begin (3) an analysis of scientific and natural areas needs, including identification of
internal systemwide guidelines on the proper frequency for management activities;
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new text begin (4) an analysis of aquatic management areas needs, including identification of
internal systemwide guidelines on the proper frequency for management activities; and
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new text begin (5) an analysis of the needs of the state's public water access sites, including
identification of internal systemwide guidelines on the proper frequency for management
activities.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner shall compare the estimate of the total amount of funding
available to the department's ongoing management needs to determine:
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new text begin (1) the amount necessary to manage, restore, and maintain existing wildlife
management areas, state forests, scientific and natural areas, aquatic management areas,
public water access sites, and prairie bank easements; and
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new text begin (2) the amount necessary to expand upon each of the existing wildlife management
areas, state forests, scientific and natural areas, aquatic management areas, public
water access sites, and prairie bank easement programs, including the feasibility of the
department's existing long-range plans, if applicable, for each program.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner of natural resources shall submit the analysis to the chairs of
the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over environment and
natural resources finance and cultural and outdoor resources finance by October 15, 2010.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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