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SF 4062

Conference Committee Report - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 05/22/2022 11:59pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON S.F. No. 4062

A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural
resources and tourism; modifying previous appropriations; establishing new
programs and modifying existing programs; modifying fees; creating accounts;
authorizing sales and conveyances of certain land; modifying environmental laws;
modifying game and fish laws; modifying water laws; modifying natural resource
and environment laws; modifying mining laws; allowing expansion in West Newton
Special Use District; requiring reports; making technical corrections; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 84.027, subdivision 14a, by adding a subdivision;
84.632; 84.788, subdivision 5; 84.82, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision;
84.821, subdivision 2; 84.84; 84.86, subdivision 1; 84.87, subdivision 1; 84.922,
subdivision 4; 85.015, subdivision 10; 90.181, subdivision 2; 97A.015, subdivisions
29, 51; 97A.126, as amended; 97A.137, subdivisions 3, 5; 97A.405, subdivision
5; 97B.031, subdivision 1; 97B.071; 97B.311; 97B.318, subdivision 1; 97B.415;
97B.668; 97C.211, subdivision 2a; 97C.315, subdivision 1; 97C.515, subdivision
2; 103G.201; 103G.211; 103G.223; 103G.271, subdivision 7, by adding a
subdivision; 103G.285, by adding a subdivision; 103G.287, subdivisions 4, 5, by
adding subdivisions; 103G.289; 115.03, subdivision 1; 115.455; 115.55, by adding
a subdivision; 115.77, subdivision 1; 115.84, subdivisions 2, 3; 115A.03,
subdivision 35, by adding subdivisions; 115B.52, subdivision 4; 116.03, subdivision
2b; 116.07, subdivision 4d, by adding a subdivision; 116B.03, subdivision 1;
116B.10, by adding a subdivision; 116D.04, subdivision 2a; 116U.55, by adding
a subdivision; 127A.353, subdivision 2; 282.04, subdivision 1, by adding a
subdivision; 282.08; 297A.94; Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, sections
84.63; 84.631; 84.92, subdivision 8; 85.052, subdivision 6; 92.502; 103G.271,
subdivision 4a; 127A.353, subdivision 4; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter
4, article 4, section 136, as amended; Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 6,
article 1, section 2, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 93; 115A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97C.515,
subdivisions 4, 5; Laws 2012, chapter 236, section 28, subdivision 9, as amended;
Laws 2013, chapter 121, section 53; Minnesota Rules, parts 6100.5000, subparts
3, 4, 5; 6100.5700, subpart 4; 6232.0350.

May 21, 2022
The Honorable David J. Osmek
President of the Senate

The Honorable Melissa Hortman
Speaker of the House of Representatives

We, the undersigned conferees for S.F. No. 4062 report that we have agreed upon the
items in dispute and recommend as follows:

That the House recede from its amendments and that S.F. No. 4062 be further amended
as follows:

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

"ARTICLE 1

APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund,
or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
The figures "2022" and "2023" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, or June 30, 2023, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2022. "The second year" is fiscal year 2023. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, are
effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin2023
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginTotal Appropriation
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin3,168,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin300,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin1,235,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin1,633,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginAgency Appropriations
new text end

new text begin (a) $700,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund for additional SCORE
block grants to counties.
new text end

new text begin (b) $125,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund to conduct an analysis of
how states within Environmental Protection
Agency Region 5 fund their air permitting
programs. By January 15, 2024, the
commissioner must report the results of the
analysis to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the house of representatives and
senate committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over environment and natural
resources. The report must include: (1)
identification of all sources of funding for
Minnesota's air permitting program and those
of each of the other states within Region 5;
(2) a summary of how the funding sources
have changed over time; (3) an analysis of the
cost that Minnesota's air permitting program
and those of each state within Region 5
imposes on permittees; (4) a summary of how
the costs identified in clause (3) have changed
over time and how they relate to total
permittee emissions; (5) identification of
potential alternatives to Minnesota's current
practice of increasing the per-ton air emission
fee as emissions are reduced; and (6) an
assessment of what policy changes, legal
changes, and funding changes would be
required to successfully implement the
alternatives in clause (5). This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,500,000 the second year is from the
remediation fund for a contamination cleanup
grant to Lake of the Woods County to
demolish the abandoned state-owned Williams
School building in the city of Williams and to
abate and remediate petroleum, pollutants, or
contaminants at the school site. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (d) $250,000 the second year is from the
general fund for a grant to the Red River Basin
Commission to facilitate development of a
feasibility assessment of adaptive phosphorus
management for the Red River of the North.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (e) $50,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund for the petroleum tank
release cleanup program duties and report
required under this act. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (f) $360,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund to purchase two air
monitoring devices to measure pollutants in
ambient air. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (g) $133,000 the second year is from the
remediation fund for staffing to fulfill the
statutory obligations under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 115E, regarding railroad safety. The
base for this appropriation in fiscal year 2024
and later is $133,000.
new text end

new text begin (h) $50,000 the second year is for completing
the St. Louis River mercury total maximum
daily load study. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2025.
new text end

new text begin (i) The unspent amount, estimated to be
$50,000, from the appropriation in Laws 2021,
First Special Session chapter 6, article 1,
section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph (i), for the
St. Louis River mercury total maximum daily
load study is canceled on June 29, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginNATURAL RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginTotal Appropriation
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin28,000
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin8,848,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin28,000
new text end
new text begin3,441,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin2,687,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin2,720,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginAppropriations
new text end

new text begin (a) $447,000 the second year is from the
all-terrain vehicle account in the natural
resources fund for a grant to the Roseau Lake
of the Woods Sportsman's Club, in
cooperation with the Northstar Trail Alliance,
to resurface 13 miles of the former railroad
right-of-way between Roseau and Warroad.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (b) $500,000 the second year is from the
all-terrain vehicle account in the natural
resources fund for a grant to St. Louis County
to match other funding sources for design,
right-of-way acquisition, permitting, and
construction of trails within the Voyageur
Country ATV trail system. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2025. This appropriation may be used as a
local match to a 2022 state bonding award.
new text end

new text begin (c) $500,000 the second year is from the
all-terrain vehicle account in the natural
resources fund for a grant to St. Louis County
to match other funding sources for design,
right-of-way acquisition, permitting, and
construction of a new trail within the
Prospector trail system. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2025. This appropriation may be used as a
local match to a 2022 state bonding award.
new text end

new text begin (d) $40,000 the second year is from the
off-road vehicle account in the natural
resources fund for grants to qualifying off-road
vehicle organizations to assist in safety and
environmental education and monitoring trails
on public lands under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.9011. Grants issued under this
paragraph must be issued through a formal
agreement with the organization. By
December 15 each year, an organization
receiving a grant under this paragraph must
report to the commissioner with details on
expenditures and outcomes from the grant. Of
this amount, $4,000 is for administering the
grants.
new text end

new text begin (e) $150,000 the second year is from the
heritage enhancement account in the game and
fish fund for additional shooting sports facility
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
87A.10. This is a onetime appropriation and
is available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin (f) $1,000,000 the second year is from the
general fund for public water access sites. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (g) $1,000,000 the second year is from the
heritage enhancement account in the game and
fish fund for fish hatchery improvements. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (h) During fiscal year 2023, the commissioner
of natural resources must enhance the
Department of Natural Resources'
management of the state's rough fish,
including instituting bag limits and studying
rough fish population dynamics, habits, and
habitats in major rivers.
new text end

new text begin (i) $500,000 the second year is from the
general fund for grants to lake associations,
local governments, and Tribal governments
to manage aquatic invasive plant species,
including starry stonewart.
new text end

new text begin (j) $750,000 the second year is from the
heritage enhancement account in the game and
fish fund for grants to local units of
government to replace trees removed to
address emerald ash borer. Money
appropriated in this paragraph may be used to
acquire and plant trees that are climate
adaptive to Minnesota. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2025.
new text end

new text begin (k) $250,000 the second year is from the
heritage enhancement account in the game and
fish fund for grants to prekindergarten to grade
12 schools, including public and private
schools, to plant trees on school grounds while
providing hands-on learning opportunities for
students. A grant application under this
paragraph must be prepared jointly with the
parent-teacher organization or similar parent
organization for the school. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2024.
new text end

new text begin (l) $500,000 the second year is from the
heritage enhancement account in the game and
fish fund for a grant to the Fond du Lac Band
of Lake Superior Chippewa to expand
Minnesota's wild elk population and range.
Consideration must be given to moving elk
from existing herds in northwest Minnesota
to the area of the Fond du Lac State Forest and
the Fond du Lac Reservation in Carlton and
southern St. Louis Counties. The Fond du Lac
Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's elk
reintroduction efforts must undergo thorough
planning with the Department of Natural
Resources to develop necessary capture and
handling protocols, including protocols related
to cervid disease management, and to produce
postrelease state and Tribal elk
co-management plans. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (m) $250,000 the second year is for testing for
chronic wasting disease using a real-time
quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC) test.
These funds may be used for voluntary testing
of farmed and wild white-tailed deer. This is
a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (n) $600,000 the second year is from the
general fund for grants for
natural-resource-based education and
recreation programs serving youth under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.976.
new text end

new text begin (o) $70,000 the second year is from the
heritage enhancement account in the game and
fish fund for the nongame wildlife
management program.
new text end

new text begin (p) $800,000 the second year is from the
natural resources fund for state trail, park, and
recreation area operations. This appropriation
is from revenue deposited in the natural
resources fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, paragraph (h), clause (2).
new text end

new text begin (q) $850,000 the second year is for operation
and maintenance of publicly owned flood
mitigation infrastructure at the Canisteo open
pit mine complex and is available until June
30, 2063. This is a onetime appropriation. The
commissioner of natural resources must enter
into a lease for any lands or facilities needed
for a project to construct publicly owned flood
mitigation infrastructure at the Canisteo open
pit mine complex for a term that is consistent
with meeting project needs and Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.695. A lease entered into
under this section must include a provision
that provides for the amendment or
termination of the lease when:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commissioner of natural resources
determines that the project is no longer needed
to serve the intended purpose or identifies a
more effective alternative to the constructed
project; or
new text end

new text begin (2) mining operations are fully permitted to
resume in all or part of the property acquired
or improved with state bond proceeds,
consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.695.
new text end

new text begin (r) $150,000 the second year is from the
natural resources fund for grants to be divided
equally between the city of St. Paul for the
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory and the city
of Duluth for the Lake Superior Zoo. This
appropriation is from revenue deposited to the
natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (5). This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (s) Up to $800,000 of any unspent money as
of June 29, 2022, that was appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of
natural resources in Laws 2021, First Special
Session chapter 6, article 1, section 3,
subdivision 7, paragraph (i), may be spent to
address deficiencies in the Enforcement
Division budget due to the costs of public
safety efforts related to capitol security, and
is available until June 30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin (t) $28,000 the first year and $241,000 the
second year are from the general fund for
increased compensation for employees in
positions represented by the Minnesota Law
Enforcement Association. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (u) $250,000 the second year is from the
natural resources fund for park and trail grants
to local units of government on land to be
maintained for at least 20 years for parks or
trails. This appropriation is from revenue
deposited in the natural resources fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (4).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

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

Sec. 4. new text beginEXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginTotal Appropriation
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin2,002,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin1,552,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin450,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginAppropriations
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,000,000 the second year is from the
general fund for a grant to Minnesota Sports
and Events to attract and promote large-scale
sporting and other events to the state of
Minnesota. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) $450,000 the second year is from the
events promotion account in the natural
resources fund for a grant to Minnesota Sports
and Events to attract and promote large-scale
sporting and other events to the state of
Minnesota. At least 50 percent of the money
appropriated under this paragraph must be to
attract and promote large-scale sporting and
other events outside of the metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (c) $552,000 the second year is for a tourism
industry recovery grant program. The grant
program must provide money to organizations,
Tribal governments, and communities to
accelerate the recovery of the state's tourism
industry. Grant money may be used to support
meetings, conventions and group business,
multicommunity and high-visibility events,
and tourism marketing. Explore Minnesota
Tourism must accept applications under this
paragraph for at least five business days
beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the first business
day and, if total applications exceed $552,000,
the grants must be awarded to eligible
applicants at random until the funding is
exhausted. Of this amount, Explore Minnesota
Tourism must not retain any portion for
administrative costs. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin1,705,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,580,000 the second year is from the
general fund for the local road wetland
replacement program. The base for this
appropriation for fiscal year 2024 and later is
$765,000.
new text end

new text begin (b) $125,000 the second year is to accomplish
the objectives of Minnesota Statutes, section
10.65, and related Tribal government
coordination. The base for fiscal year 2024 is
$129,000 and $133,000 for fiscal year 2025
and each year thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin800,000
new text end

new text begin $800,000 the second year is from the natural
resources fund for metropolitan-area regional
parks and trails maintenance and operations.
This appropriation is from revenue deposited
in the natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (3).
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginZOOLOGICAL BOARD
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin75,000
new text end

new text begin $75,000 the second year is from the natural
resources fund from revenue deposited under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (5). This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 6, article 1, section 2, subdivision 10, is
amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Transfers

(a) The commissioner must transfer up to
$25,000,000 the first year and deleted text begin$22,000,000deleted text endnew text begin
$25,000,000
new text end the second year from the
environmental fund to the remediation fund
for purposes of the remediation fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116.155,
subdivision 2
. The base for the transfer in
fiscal year 2024 is $19,000,000 and in fiscal
year 2025 is $22,000,000.

(b) deleted text beginBeginning in fiscal year 2022,deleted text end The
commissioner of management and budget must
transfer $100,000 deleted text begineachdeleted text endnew text begin the firstnew text end yearnew text begin and
$976,000 the second year
new text end from the general
fund to the metropolitan landfill contingency
action trust account in the remediation fund
to restore the money transferred from the
account as intended under Laws 2003, chapter
128, article 1, section 10, paragraph (e), and
Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 1,
article 3, section 17.new text begin In fiscal year 2024 and
thereafter, the amount to be transferred from
the general fund each year is $765,000.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 6, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Ecological and Water Resources

39,702,000
37,321,000
Appropriations by Fund
2022
2023
General
21,597,000
19,516,000
Natural Resources
12,581,000
12,281,000
Game and Fish
5,524,000
5,524,000

(a) $4,222,000 the first year and $4,222,000
the second year are from the invasive species
account in the natural resources fund and
$3,681,000 the first year and $2,831,000 the
second year are from the general fund for
management, public awareness, assessment
and monitoring research, and water access
inspection to prevent the spread of invasive
species; management of invasive plants in
public waters; and management of terrestrial
invasive species on state-administered lands.
Of this amount, $850,000 the first year from
the general fund is for grants to lake
associations to manage aquatic invasive plant
species.

(b) $5,556,000 the first year and $5,556,000
the second year are from the water
management account in the natural resources
fund for only the purposes specified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.27,
subdivision 2
.

(c) $124,000 the first year and $124,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Mississippi
Headwaters Board for up to 50 percent of the
cost of implementing the comprehensive plan
for the upper Mississippi within areas under
the board's jurisdiction.

(d) $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the
second year are for payment to the Leech Lake
Band of Chippewa Indians to implement the
band's portion of the comprehensive plan for
the upper Mississippi River.

(e) $264,000 the first year and $264,000 the
second year are for grants for up to 50 percent
of the cost of implementing the Red River
mediation agreement.

(f) $2,298,000 the first year and $2,298,000
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 (h), clause (1).

(g) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are from the nongame wildlife
management account in the natural resources
fund for 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
wildlife information, education, and
promotion.

(h) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.943, $28,000 the first year and
$28,000 the second year from the critical
habitat private sector matching account may
be used to publicize the critical habitat license
plate match program.

(i) $6,000,000 the first year and $6,000,000
the second year are for the following activities:

(1) financial reimbursement and technical
support to soil and water conservation districts
or other local units of government for
groundwater-level monitoring;

(2) surface water monitoring and analysis,
including installing monitoring gauges;

(3) groundwater analysis to assist with
water-appropriation permitting decisions;

(4) permit application review incorporating
surface water and groundwater technical
analysis;

(5) precipitation data and analysis to improve
irrigation use;

(6) information technology, including
electronic permitting and integrated data
systems; and

(7) compliance and monitoring.

(j) $410,000 the first year and $410,000 the
second year are from the heritage enhancement
account in the game and fish fund and
$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are from the general fund for
grants to the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive
Species Research Center at the University of
Minnesota to prioritize, support, and develop
research-based solutions that can reduce the
effects of aquatic invasive species in
Minnesota by preventing spread, controlling
populations, and managing ecosystems and to
advance knowledge to inspire action by others.

(k) $300,000 the first year is to address aquatic
invasive species in and around Upper and
Lower Red Lake. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2023.

(l) $105,000 the first year is for a grant to the
city of Madelia for surveying, modeling, and
designing floodplain improvements along the
Watonwan River. The city must submit a copy
of the study to the commissioner of natural
resources and to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency for possible
incorporation into the Watonwan County
digital flood insurance rate maps.

(m) $513,000 the first year is for a grant to the
city of Waterville. new text beginThis appropriation is
available until June 30, 2023.
new text endOf this amount:

(1) $13,000 is to purchase and install a flood
warning gauge on the Cannon River. The city
must work with the commissioner to integrate
the gauge with the state's enhanced flood
forecast warning system; and

(2) $500,000 is for a flood study of the Cannon
River dam system. The study must include
data collection and calibration, structure
surveying, HEC-HMS model development
and calibration, HEC-RAS model generation,
and modeling alternative mitigation options.

(n) $14,000 the first year is for a grant to Blue
Earth County for a study of flood control and
stormwater management options for South
Bend Township.

(o) $300,000 is for a grant to the city of
Lanesboro to complete the construction,
furnishing, and equipping of the renovation
of the Lanesboro dam. This includes repairs
of the hydropower system. This appropriation
is in addition to the appropriation in Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article
1, section 3, subdivision 4.

(p) $225,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Waseca County Historical Society to complete
phase II of the restoration of the Hofmann
Apiaries honey house and wax shed. This is
a onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2024.

(q) $427,000 of the fiscal year 2021 general
fund appropriations under Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section 3,
subdivision 3, is canceled.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

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

ARTICLE 2

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84.788, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Report of ownership transfers; fee.

(a) Application for transfer of ownership
of an off-highway motorcycle registered under this section must be made to the commissioner
within 15 days of the date of transfer.

(b) An application for transfer must be executed by the deleted text beginregistereddeleted text endnew text begin currentnew text end owner and the
purchaser using a bill of sale that includes the vehicle serial number.

(c) The purchaser is subject to the penalties imposed by section 84.774 if the purchaser
fails to apply for transfer of ownership as provided under this subdivision.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84.84, is amended to read:


84.84 TRANSFER OR TERMINATION OF SNOWMOBILE OWNERSHIP.

(a) Within 15 days after the transfer of ownership, or any part thereof, other than a
security interest, or the destruction or abandonment of any snowmobile, written notice of
the transfer or destruction or abandonment shall be given to the commissioner in such form
as the commissioner shall prescribe.

(b) An application for transfer must be executed by the deleted text beginregistereddeleted text endnew text begin currentnew text end owner and the
purchaser using a bill of sale that includes the vehicle serial number.

(c) The purchaser is subject to the penalties imposed by section 84.88 if the purchaser
fails to apply for transfer of ownership as provided under this subdivision. Every owner or
part owner of a snowmobile shall, upon failure to give notice of destruction or abandonment,
be subject to the penalties imposed by section 84.88.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84.87, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws 2022,
chapter 55, article 1, section 18, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Operation on streets and highways.

(a) No person shall operate a
snowmobile upon the roadway, shoulder, or inside bank or slope of any trunk, county
state-aid, or county highway in this state and, in the case of a divided trunk or county
highway, on the right-of-way between the opposing lanes of traffic, except as provided in
sections 84.81 to 84.90. No person shall operate a snowmobile within the right-of-way of
any 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 such right-of-way
and in the same direction as the highway traffic on the nearest lane of the roadway adjacent
thereto. No snowmobile shall be operated at any time within the right-of-way of any interstate
highway or freeway within this state.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of paragraph (a) to the contrary:

(1) under conditions prescribed by the commissioner of transportation, the commissioner
of transportation may allow two-way operation of snowmobiles on either side of the trunk
highway right-of-way where the commissioner of transportation determines that two-way
operation will not endanger users of the trunk highway or riders of the snowmobiles using
the trail;

(2) under conditions prescribed by a local road authority as defined in section 160.02,
subdivision 25
, the road authority may allow two-way operation of snowmobiles on either
side of the right-of-way of a street or highway under the road authority's jurisdiction, where
the road authority determines that two-way operation will not endanger users of the street
or highway or riders of the snowmobiles using the trail;

(3) the commissioner of transportation under clause (1) and the local road authority
under clause (2) shall notify the commissioner of natural resources and the local law
enforcement agencies responsible for the streets or highways of the locations of two-way
snowmobile trails authorized under this paragraph; and

(4) two-way snowmobile trails authorized under this paragraph shall be posted for
two-way operation at the authorized locations.

(c) A snowmobile may make a direct crossing of a street or highway at any hour of the
day provided:

(1) the crossing is made at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the direction of the
highway and at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing;

(2) the snowmobile is brought to a complete stop before crossing the shoulder or main
traveled way of the highway;

(3) the driver yields the right-of-way to all oncoming traffic which constitutes an
immediate hazard;

(4) in crossing a divided highway, the crossing is made only at an intersection of such
highway with another public street or highwaynew text begin, or at a safe location approved by the road
authority
new text end;

(5) if the crossing is made between the hours of one-half hour after sunset to one-half
hour before sunrise or in conditions of reduced visibility, only if both front and rear lights
are on; and

(6) a snowmobile may be operated upon a bridge, other than a bridge that is part of the
main traveled lanes of an interstate highway, when required for the purpose of avoiding
obstructions to travel when no other method of avoidance is possible; provided the
snowmobile is operated in the extreme right-hand lane, the entrance to the roadway is made
within 100 feet of the bridge and the crossing is made without undue delay.

(d) No snowmobile shall be operated upon a public street or highway unless it is equipped
with at least one headlamp, one tail lamp, each of minimum candlepower as prescribed by
rules of the commissioner, reflector material of a minimum area of 16 square inches mounted
on each side forward of the handle bars, and with brakes each of which shall conform to
standards prescribed by rule of the commissioner pursuant to the authority vested in the
commissioner by section 84.86, and each of which shall be subject to approval of the
commissioner of public safety.

(e) A snowmobile may be operated upon a public street or highway other than as provided
by paragraph (c) in an emergency during the period of time when and at locations where
snow upon the roadway renders travel by automobile impractical.

(f) All provisions of chapters 169 and 169A shall apply to the operation of snowmobiles
upon streets and highways, except for those relating to required equipment, and except those
which by their nature have no application. Section 169.09 applies to the operation of
snowmobiles anywhere in the state or on the ice of any boundary water of the state.

(g) Any sled, trailer, or other device being towed by a snowmobile must be equipped
with reflective materials as required by rule of the commissioner.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84.922, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Report of transfers.

(a) Application for transfer of ownership must be made
to the commissioner within 15 days of the date of transfer.

(b) An application for transfer must be executed by the deleted text beginregistereddeleted text endnew text begin currentnew text end owner and the
purchaser using a bill of sale that includes the vehicle serial number.

(c) The purchaser is subject to the penalties imposed by section 84.774 if the purchaser
fails to apply for transfer of ownership as provided under this subdivision.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84D.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Management plan.

new text beginBy December 31, 2022, and every five years thereafter,
new text end the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end prepare deleted text beginand maintaindeleted text end a long-term plan, which may include
specific plans for individual species and actions, for the statewide management of invasive
species of aquatic plants and wild animals. The plan must address:

(1) coordinated detection and prevention of accidental introductions;

(2) coordinated dissemination of information about invasive species of aquatic plants
and wild animals among resource management agencies and organizations;

(3) a coordinated public education and awareness campaign;

(4) coordinated control of selected invasive species of aquatic plants and wild animals
on lands and public waters;

(5) participation by lake associations, local citizen groups, and local units of government
in the development and implementation of local management efforts;

(6) a reasonable and workable inspection requirement for watercraft and equipment
including those participating in organized events on the waters of the state;

(7) the closing of points of access to infested waters, if the commissioner determines it
is necessary, for a total of not more than seven days during the open water season for control
or eradication purposes;

(8) maintaining public accesses on infested waters to be reasonably free of aquatic
macrophytes; and

(9) notice to travelers of the penalties for violation of laws relating to invasive species
of aquatic plants and wild animals.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 85.015, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Luce Line Trail, Hennepin, McLeod, and Meeker Counties.

(a) The trail
shall originate at Gleason Lake in Plymouth Village, Hennepin County, deleted text beginand shalldeleted text end follow
the route of the Chicago Northwestern Railroadnew text begin, and include a connection to Greenleaf Lake
State Recreation Area
new text end.

(b) The trail shall be developed for multiuse wherever feasible. The department shall
cooperate in maintaining its integrity for modes of use consistent with local ordinances.

(c) In establishing, developing, maintaining, and operating the trail, the commissioner
shall cooperate with local units of government and private individuals and groups. Before
acquiring any parcel of land for the trail, the commissioner of natural resources shall develop
a management program for the parcel and conduct a public hearing on the proposed
management program in the vicinity of the parcel to be acquired. The management program
of the commissioner shall include but not be limited to the following:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end fencing deleted text beginofdeleted text end portions of the trail where necessary to protect adjoining landowners;
and

deleted text begin (b) the maintenance ofdeleted text endnew text begin (2) maintainingnew text end the trail in a deleted text beginlitter freedeleted text endnew text begin litter-freenew text end condition to the
extent practicable.

(d) The commissioner shall not acquire any of the right-of-way of the Chicago
Northwestern Railway Company until the abandonment of the line described in this
subdivision has been approved by the Surface Transportation Board or the former Interstate
Commerce Commission. Compensation, in addition to the value of the land, shall include
improvements made by the railroad, including but not limited to, bridges, trestles, public
road crossings, or any portion thereof, it being the desire of the railroad that such
improvements be included in the conveyance. The fair market value of the land and
improvements shall be recommended by two independent appraisers mutually agreed upon
by the parties. The fair market value thus recommended shall be reviewed by a review
appraiser agreed to by the parties, and the fair market value thus determined, and supported
by appraisals, may be the purchase price. The commissioner may exchange lands with
landowners abutting the right-of-way described in this section to eliminate diagonally shaped
separate fields.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 85A.01, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Creation.

(a) The Minnesota Zoological Garden is established under the
supervision and control of the Minnesota Zoological Board. The board consists of 30 public
and private sector members having a background or interest in zoological societies or zoo
management or an ability to generate community interest in the Minnesota Zoological
Garden. Fifteen members shall be appointed by the board after consideration of a list supplied
by board members serving on a nominating committee, and 15 members shall be appointed
by the governor. One member of the board must be a resident of Dakota County and shall
be appointed by the governor after consideration of the recommendation of the Dakota
County Board. Board appointees shall not be subject to the advice and consent of the senate.

(b) To the extent possible, the board and governor shall appoint members who are
residents of the various geographic regions of the state. Terms, compensation, and removal
of members are as provided in section 15.0575new text begin, except that a member may be compensated
at the rate of up to $125 a day
new text end. In making appointments, the governor and board shall utilize
the appointment process as provided under section 15.0597 and consider, among other
factors, the ability of members to garner support for the Minnesota Zoological Garden.

(c) A member of the board may not be an employee of or have a direct or immediate
family financial interest in a business that provides goods or services to the zoo. A member
of the board may not be an employee of the zoo.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 89A.03, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Membership regulation.

Terms, compensation, nomination, appointment, and
removal of council members are governed by section 15.059new text begin, except that a council member
may be compensated at the rate of up to $125 a day
new text end.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 90.181, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Deferred payments.

(a) If the amount of the statement is not paidnew text begin or payment
is not postmarked
new text end within 30 days of thenew text begin statementnew text end date deleted text beginthereof, it shall beardeleted text endnew text begin, the amount
bears
new text end interest at the rate determined pursuant to section 16A.124, except that the purchaser
deleted text begin shall not bedeleted text endnew text begin is notnew text end required to pay interest that totals $1 or less. If the amount is not paid
within 60 days, the commissioner shall place the account in the hands of the commissioner
of revenue according to chapter 16D, who shall proceed to collect the deleted text beginsamedeleted text endnew text begin amount duenew text end.
When deemed in the best interests of the state, the commissioner shall take possession of
the timber for which an amount is due wherever it may be found and sell the deleted text beginsamedeleted text endnew text begin timbernew text end
informally or at public auction after giving reasonable notice.

(b) The proceeds of the sale deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be applied, first, to the payment of the expenses
of seizure and saledeleted text begin;deleted text end and, second, to the payment of the amount due for the timber, with
interestdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.new text end The surplus, if any, deleted text beginshall belongdeleted text endnew text begin belongsnew text end to the statedeleted text begin; and,deleted text endnew text begin.new text end In case a sufficient
amount is not realized to pay these amounts in full, the balance deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be collected by
the attorney general. deleted text beginNeitherdeleted text end Payment of the amount, deleted text beginnor thedeleted text end recovery of judgment deleted text begintherefordeleted text endnew text begin
for the amount
new text end, deleted text beginnordeleted text end satisfaction of the judgment, deleted text beginnor thedeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end seizure and sale of timberdeleted text begin, shalldeleted text endnew text begin
does not:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end release the sureties on any security deposit given pursuant to this chapterdeleted text begin, ordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end preclude the state from afterwards claiming that the timber was cut or removed
contrary to law and recovering damages for the trespass thereby committeddeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end or

new text begin (3) preclude the statenew text end from prosecuting the offender criminally.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.015, subdivision 51, is amended to read:


Subd. 51.

Unloaded.

"Unloaded" means, with reference to a firearm, without ammunition
in the barrels and magazine, if the magazine is in the firearm. A muzzle-loading firearm
deleted text begin withdeleted text endnew text begin is unloaded if:
new text end

new text begin (1) fornew text end a flintlock ignition deleted text beginis unloaded ifdeleted text endnew text begin,new text end it does not have priming powder in a pandeleted text begin. A
muzzle-loading firearm with
deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) for anew text end percussion ignition deleted text beginis unloaded ifdeleted text endnew text begin,new text end it does not have a percussion cap on a nippledeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3) for an electronic ignition system, the battery is removed and is disconnected from
the firearm; and
new text end

new text begin (4) for an encapsulated powder charge ignition system, the primer and powder charge
are removed from the firearm.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.126, as amended by Laws 2021, First
Special Session chapter 6, article 2, section 52, is amended to read:


97A.126 WALK-IN ACCESS PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

A walk-in access program is established to provide public
access to wildlife habitat on private land for hunting, new text beginbird-watching, nature photography,
and similar compatible uses,
new text endexcluding trapping, as provided under this section. The
commissioner may enter into agreements with other units of government and landowners
to provide private land hunting access.

Subd. 2.

Use of enrolled lands.

(a) From September 1 to May 31, a person must have
a walk-in access deleted text beginhunterdeleted text end validation in possession to huntnew text begin, photograph, and watch wildlifenew text end on
private lands, including agricultural lands, that are posted as being enrolled in the walk-in
access program.

(b) Huntingnew text begin, bird-watching, nature photography, and similar compatible usesnew text end on private
lands that are posted as enrolled in the walk-in access program is allowed from one-half
hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

(c) deleted text beginHunterdeleted text end Access on private lands that are posted as enrolled in the walk-in access
program is restricted to nonmotorized use, except by deleted text beginhuntersdeleted text endnew text begin personsnew text end with disabilities
operating motor vehicles on established trails or field roads who deleted text beginpossess a valid permit to
shoot from a stationary vehicle under section deleted text begin97B.055, subdivision 3deleted text end
deleted text endnew text begin provide credible
assurance to the commissioner that the device or motor boat is used because of a disability
new text end.

(d) The general provisions for use of wildlife management areas adopted under sections
86A.06 and 97A.137, relating to overnight use, alcoholic beverages, use of motorboats,
firearms and target shooting, hunting stands, abandonment of trash and property, destruction
or removal of property, introduction of plants or animals, and animal trespass, apply to
deleted text begin hunters ondeleted text endnew text begin use ofnew text end lands enrolled in the walk-in access program.

(e) Any use of enrolled lands other than deleted text beginhunting according todeleted text endnew text begin use authorized undernew text end this
section is prohibited, including:

(1) harvesting bait, including minnows, leeches, and other live bait;

(2) training dogs or using dogs for activities other than hunting; and

(3) constructing or maintaining any building, dock, fence, billboard, sign, hunting blind,
or other structure, unless constructed or maintained by the landowner.

Subd. 3.

Walk-in-access deleted text beginhunterdeleted text end validation; fee.

The fee for a walk-in-access deleted text beginhunterdeleted text end
validation is $3.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.137, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Use of motorized vehicles by deleted text begindisabled huntersdeleted text endnew text begin people with disabilitiesnew text end.

The
commissioner may deleted text beginissuedeleted text endnew text begin provide an accommodation by issuingnew text end a special permit, without a
fee, authorizing a deleted text beginhunterdeleted text endnew text begin personnew text end with a deleted text beginpermanent physicaldeleted text end disability to use deleted text begina snowmobile,
highway-licensed vehicle, all-terrain vehicle,
deleted text end new text beginan other power-driven mobility device, as
defined under Code of Federal Regulations, title 28, section 35.104,
new text endornew text begin anew text end motor boat in
wildlife management areas. To qualify for a permit under this subdivision, the deleted text begindisableddeleted text end
person must deleted text beginpossess:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the required hunting licenses; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) a permit to shoot from a stationary vehicle under section 97B.055, subdivision 3.deleted text endnew text begin
provide credible assurance to the commissioner that the device or motor boat is used because
of a disability.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.137, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Portable stands.

(a) Prior to the Saturday on or nearest September 16, a portable
stand may be left overnight in a wildlife management area by a person with a valid bear
license who is hunting within 100 yards of a bear bait site that is legally tagged and registered
as prescribed under section 97B.425. Any person leaving a portable stand overnight under
this subdivision must affix a tag with: (1) the person's name and address; (2) the licensee's
driver's license number; or (3) the "MDNR#" license identification number issued to the
licensee. The tag must be affixed to the stand in a manner that it can be read from the ground.

(b) From November 1 through December 31, a portable stand may be left overnight by
a person possessing a license to take deer in a wildlife management area located in whole
or in part north and west of a line described as follows:

State Trunk Highway 1 from the west boundary of the state to State Trunk Highway 89;
then north along State Trunk Highway 89 to Fourtown; then north on County State-Aid
Highway 44, Beltrami County, to County Road 704, Beltrami County; then north on County
Road 704 to Dick's Parkway State Forest Road; then north on Dick's Parkway to County
State-Aid Highway 5, Roseau County; then north on County State-Aid Highway 5 to
Warroad; then north on State Trunk Highway 11 to State Trunk Highway 313; then north
on State Trunk Highway 313 to the north boundary of the state.

A person leaving a portable stand overnight under this paragraph must affix a tag with: (1)
the person's name and address; (2) the licensee's driver's license number; or (3) the "MDNR#"
license identification number issued to the licensee. The tag must be affixed to the stand so
that it can be read from the ground and must be made of a material sufficient to withstand
weather conditions. A person leaving a portable stand overnight in a wildlife management
area under this paragraph may not leave more than two portable stands in any one wildlife
management area. Unoccupied portable stands left overnight under this paragraph may be
used by any member of the public. deleted text beginThis paragraph expires December 31, 2019.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text beginThis section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2019, and
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.137, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), is revived and reenacted
as of that date.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.031, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Permissible firearms and ammunition; big game and wolves.

A person
may take big game and wolves with a firearm only if:

(1) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end rifle, shotgun, deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end handgun used is a caliber of at least .22 inches and deleted text beginwithdeleted text endnew text begin
has
new text end centerfire ignition;

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

(3) a projectile used is a caliber of at least .22 inches and has a soft point or is an
expanding bullet type;

(4) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end muzzleloader used deleted text beginis incapable of beingdeleted text endnew text begin has the projectilenew text end loaded new text beginonly new text endat the
deleted text begin breechdeleted text endnew text begin muzzlenew text end;

(5) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end smooth-bore muzzleloader used is a caliber of at least .45 inches; and

(6) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end rifled muzzleloader used is a caliber of at least .40 inches.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.071, is amended to read:


97B.071 CLOTHING new text beginAND GROUND BLIND new text endREQUIREMENTS; BLAZE
ORANGE OR BLAZE PINK.

(a) Except as provided in rules adopted under paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end, a person may not hunt
or trap during the open season where deer may be taken by firearms under applicable laws
and ordinances, unless the visible portion of the person's cap and outer clothing above the
waist, excluding sleeves and gloves, is blaze orange or blaze pink. Blaze orange or blaze
pink includes a camouflage pattern of at least 50 percent blaze orange or blaze pink within
each foot square. This section does not apply to migratory-waterfowl hunters on waters of
this state or in a stationary shooting location or to trappers on waters of this state.

new text begin (b) Except as provided in rules adopted under paragraph (d) and in addition to the
requirements under paragraph (a), during the open season where deer may be taken by
firearms under applicable laws and ordinances, a person in a fabric or synthetic ground
blind on public land must have:
new text end

new text begin (1) a blaze orange or blaze pink safety covering on the top of the blind visible for 360
degrees around the blind; or
new text end

new text begin (2) at least 144 square inches of blaze orange or blaze pink material on each side of the
blind.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Except as provided in rules adopted under paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end, and in addition to
the deleted text beginrequirementdeleted text endnew text begin requirementsnew text end in deleted text beginparagraphdeleted text endnew text begin paragraphsnew text end (a)new text begin and (b)new text end, a person may not take
small game other than turkey, migratory birds, raccoons, and predators, except while trapping,
unless a visible portion of at least one article of the person's clothing above the waist is
blaze orange or blaze pink. This paragraph does not apply to a person when in a stationary
location while hunting deer by archery or when hunting small game by falconry.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The commissioner may, by rule, prescribe an alternative color in cases where
deleted text begin paragraph (a) or (b)deleted text endnew text begin paragraphs (a) to (c)new text end would violate the Religious Freedom Restoration
Act of 1993, Public Law 103-141.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end A violation of paragraph deleted text begin(b) shalldeleted text endnew text begin (c) doesnew text end not result in a penalty, but is punishable
only by a safety warning.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.311, is amended to read:


97B.311 DEER SEASONS AND RESTRICTIONS.

(a) new text beginExcept as provided under paragraph (c), new text endthe 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.

new text begin (c) The commissioner may not impose an antler point restriction other than that imposed
under Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0200, subpart 6.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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. deleted text beginThe shotgun use area is that portion of the state lying within the following
described boundary: Beginning on the west boundary of the state at the northern boundary
of Clay County; thence along the northern boundary of Clay County 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.
deleted text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.318, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginOrdinances.new text end

new text beginThe county board of a county located within the shotgun ordinance
zone may, by ordinance, elect to be included in or removed from the shotgun use area. A
county board must adopt or amend an ordinance under this subdivision no later than April
1 of each year.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.318, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text beginDefinitions.new text end

new text begin(a) For the purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
subdivision have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Shotgun use area" means that portion of the state lying within the shotgun ordinance
zone in a county that has adopted an ordinance to include the county in the shotgun use area
under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Shotgun ordinance zone" means that portion of the state lying within the following
described boundary: Beginning on the west boundary of the state at the northern boundary
of Clay County; thence along the northern boundary of Clay County 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.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.668, is amended to read:


97B.668 deleted text beginGAME BIRDSdeleted text endnew text begin ANIMALSnew text end CAUSING DAMAGE.

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginGame birds causing damage.new text end

Notwithstanding sections 97B.091 and
97B.805, subdivisions 1 and 2, a person or agent of that person on lands and nonpublic
waters owned or operated by the person may nonlethally scare, haze, chase, or harass game
birds that are causing property damage or to protect a disease risk at any time or place that
a hunting season for the game birds is not open. This section does not apply to public waters
as defined under section 103G.005, subdivision 15. This section does not apply to migratory
waterfowl on nests and other federally protected game birds on nests, except ducks and
geese on nests when a permit is obtained under section 97A.401.

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginDeer and elk causing damage.new text end

new text begin(a) Notwithstanding section 97B.091, a property
owner, the property owner's immediate family member, or an agent of the property owner
may nonlethally scare, haze, chase, or harass deer or elk that are causing damage to
agricultural crops propagated under generally accepted agricultural practices.
new text end

new text begin (b) Paragraph (a) applies only:
new text end

new text begin (1) in the immediate area of the crop damage; and
new text end

new text begin (2) during the closed season for taking deer or elk.
new text end

new text begin (c) Paragraph (a) does not allow:
new text end

new text begin (1) using poisons;
new text end

new text begin (2) using dogs;
new text end

new text begin (3) conduct that drives a deer or elk to the point of exhaustion;
new text end

new text begin (4) activities requiring a permit under section 97A.401; or
new text end

new text begin (5) causing the death of a deer or elk or actions likely to cause the death of a deer or elk.
new text end

new text begin (d) A property owner or the owner's agent must report the death of any deer or elk to
Division of Fish and Wildlife staff within 24 hours of the death if the death resulted from
actions taken under paragraph (a).
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 103B.101, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Voting members.

(a) The members are:

(1) three county commissioners;

(2) three soil and water conservation district supervisors;

(3) three watershed district or watershed management organization representatives;

(4) three citizens who are not employed by, or the appointed or elected officials of, a
state governmental office, board, or agency;

(5) one township officer;

(6) two elected city officials, one of whom must be from a city located in the metropolitan
area, as defined under section 473.121, subdivision 2;

(7) the commissioner of agriculture;

(8) the commissioner of health;

(9) the commissioner of natural resources;

(10) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency; and

(11) the director of the University of Minnesota Extension Service.

(b) Members in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (6), must be distributed across the state
with at least four members but not more than six members from the metropolitan area, as
defined by section 473.121, subdivision 2.

(c) Members in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (6), are appointed by the governor. In making
the appointments, the governor may consider persons recommended by the Association of
Minnesota Counties, the Minnesota Association of Townships, the League of Minnesota
Cities, the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and the
Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts. The list submitted by an association must
contain at least three nominees for each position to be filled.

(d) The membership terms, compensation, removal of members and filling of vacancies
on the board for members in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (6), are as provided in section
15.0575new text begin, except that a member may be compensated at the rate of up to $125 a daynew text end.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115B.17, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Requests for review, investigation, and oversight.

(a) The commissioner
may, upon request, assist a person in determining whether real property has been the site
of a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The
commissioner may also assist in, or supervise, the development and implementation of
reasonable and necessary response actions. Assistance may include review of agency records
and files, and review and approval of a requester's investigation plans and reports and
response action plans and implementation.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, the person requesting assistance
under this subdivision shall pay the agency for the agency's cost, as determined by the
commissioner, of providing assistance. A state agency, political subdivision, or other public
entity is not required to pay for the agency's cost to review agency records and files. deleted text beginMoney
received by the agency for assistance under this section
deleted text endnew text begin The first $350,000 received annually
by the agency for assistance under this subdivision from persons who are not otherwise
responsible under sections 115B.01 to 115B.18
new text end must be deposited in the remediation fund
and is exempt from section 16A.1285.new text begin Money received after the first $350,000 must be
deposited in the state treasury and credited to an account in the special revenue fund. Money
in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner for the purposes of administering
this subdivision. By January 15 each year, the commissioner must submit a report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources with the amount received and
appropriated to the commissioner under this paragraph for administering this subdivision
and how the money was spent.
new text end

(c) When a person investigates a release or threatened release in accordance with an
investigation plan approved by the commissioner under this subdivision, the investigation
does not associate that person with the release or threatened release for the purpose of section
115B.03, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4).

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115B.52, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Reporting.

The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency and the
commissioner of natural resources must jointly submit:

(1) by April 1, 2019, an implementation plan detailing how the commissioners will:

(i) determine how the priorities in the settlement will be met and how the spending will
move from the first priority to the second priority and the second priority to the third priority
outlined in the settlement; and

(ii) evaluate and determine what projects receive funding;

(2) by deleted text beginFebruary 1 and Augustdeleted text endnew text begin Octobernew text end 1 each year, a deleted text beginbiannualdeleted text end report to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative policy and finance committees with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources on expenditures from the water quality and
sustainability account during the previous deleted text beginsix monthsdeleted text endnew text begin fiscal yearnew text end; and

(3) by deleted text beginAugust 1, 2019, anddeleted text endnew text begin October 1new text end each year deleted text beginthereafterdeleted text end, a report to the legislature on
expenditures from the water quality and sustainability account during the previous fiscal
year and a spending plan for anticipated expenditures from the account during the current
fiscal year.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116C.03, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Public members.

The membership terms, compensation, removal, and filling
of vacancies of public members of the board shall be as provided in section 15.0575new text begin, except
that a public member may be compensated at the rate of up to $125 a day
new text end.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116P.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

(a) A Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources of 17 members is created in the legislative branch, consisting of the chairs of the
house of representatives and senate committees on environment and natural resources finance
or designees appointed for the terms of the chairs, four members of the senate appointed
by the Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration, and
four members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker.

(b) At least two members from the senate and two members from the house of
representatives must be from the minority caucus. Members are entitled to reimbursement
for per diem expenses plus travel expenses incurred in the services of the commission.

(c) Seven citizens are members of the commission, five appointed by the governor, one
appointed by the Senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and
Administration, and one appointed by the speaker of the house. The citizen members are
selected and recommended to the appointing authorities according to subdivision 1a and
must:

(1) have experience or expertise in the science, policy, or practice of the protection,
conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state's air, water, land, fish, wildlife,
and other natural resources;

(2) have strong knowledge in the state's environment and natural resource issues around
the state; and

(3) have demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment.

(d) Members shall develop procedures to elect a chair that rotates between legislative
and citizen members each meeting. A citizen member, a senate member, and a house of
representatives member shall serve as chairs. The citizen members, senate members, and
house of representatives members must select their respective chairs. The chair shall preside
and convene meetings as often as necessary to conduct duties prescribed by this chapter.

(e) Appointed legislative members shall serve on the commission for two-year terms,
beginning in January of each odd-numbered year and continuing through the end of December
of the next even-numbered year. Appointed citizen members shall serve four-year terms,
beginning in January of the first year and continuing through the end of December of the
final year. Citizen and legislative members continue to serve until their successors are
appointed.

(f) A citizen member may be removed by an appointing authority for cause. Vacancies
occurring on the commission shall not affect the authority of the remaining members of the
commission to carry out their duties, and vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the
term in the same manner under paragraphs (a) to (c).

(g) Citizen members are entitled to per diem and reimbursement for expenses incurred
in the services of the commission, as provided in section 15.059, subdivision 3new text begin, except that
a citizen member may be compensated at the rate of up to $125 a day
new text end.

(h) The governor's appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the senate.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116U.55, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginEvents promotion account.new text end

new text beginThe events promotion account is established as a
separate account in the natural resources fund. Money received under section 297A.94,
paragraph (l), must be deposited into the events promotion account for promoting special
events in the state. At least 50 percent of the money appropriated under this subdivision
must be for promoting special events outside of the metropolitan area.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 127A.353, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Qualifications.

The governor shall select the school trust lands director on the
basis of outstanding professional qualifications and knowledge of finance, business practices,
minerals, forest and real estate management, and the fiduciary responsibilities of a trustee
to the beneficiaries of a trust. The school trust lands director serves in the unclassified service
for a term of four years. deleted text beginThe first term shall end on December 31, 2020.deleted text end The governor may
remove the school trust lands director for cause. If a director resigns or is removed for cause,
the governor shall appoint a director for the remainder of the term.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 127A.353, subdivision 4, is amended
to read:


Subd. 4.

Duties; powers.

(a) The school trust lands director shall:

(1) deleted text begintake an oath of office before assuming any duties as the directordeleted text endnew text begin act in a fiduciary
capacity for trust beneficiaries in accordance with the principles under section 127A.351
new text end;

(2) evaluate the school trust land asset position;

(3) determine the estimated current and potential market value of school trust lands;

(4) advise new text beginand provide recommendations to new text endthe governordeleted text begin, Executive Council,
commissioner of natural resources, and the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission
on the management of school trust lands, including:
deleted text endnew text begin on school trust land management policies
and other policies that may affect the goal of the permanent school fund under section
127A.31;
new text end

new text begin (5) advise and provide recommendations to the Executive Council and Land Exchange
Board on all matters regarding school trust lands presented to either body;
new text end

new text begin (6) advise and provide recommendations to the commissioner of natural resources on
managing school trust lands, including but not limited to advice and recommendations on:
new text end

(i) Department of Natural Resources school trust land management plans;

(ii) leases of school trust lands;

(iii) royalty agreements on school trust lands;

(iv) land sales and exchanges;

(v) cost certification; and

(vi) revenue generating options;

new text begin (7) serve as temporary trustee of school trust lands for school trust lands subject to
proposed or active eminent domain proceedings;
new text end

new text begin (8) serve as temporary trustee of school trust lands pursuant to section 94.342, subdivision
5;
new text end

deleted text begin (5) proposedeleted text endnew text begin (9) submitnew text end to the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission new text beginfor review
an annual budget and management plan for the director that includes proposed
new text endlegislative
changes that will improve the asset allocation of the school trust lands;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end develop new text beginand implement new text enda ten-year strategic plan and a 25-year framework for
management of school trust lands, in conjunction with the commissioner of natural resources,
that is updated every five years deleted text beginand implemented by the commissionerdeleted text end, with goals to:

(i) retain core real estate assets;

(ii) increase the value of the real estate assets and the cash flow from those assets;

(iii) rebalance the portfolio in assets with high performance potential and the strategic
disposal of selected assets;

(iv) establish priorities for management actions;

(v) balance revenue enhancement and resource stewardship; and

(vi) advance strategies on school trust lands to capitalize on ecosystem services markets;new text begin
and
new text end

deleted text begin (7) submit to the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission for review an annual
budget and management plan for the director; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end keep the beneficiaries, governor, legislature, and the public informed about the
work of the director by reporting to the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission
in a public meeting at least once during each calendar quarter.

(b) In carrying out the duties under paragraph (a), the school trust lands director deleted text beginshall
have the authority to
deleted text endnew text begin maynew text end:

(1) direct and control money appropriated to the director;

(2) establish job descriptions and employ deleted text beginup to five employees in the unclassified service,deleted text endnew text begin
staff
new text end within the limitations of money appropriated to the director;

(3) enter into interdepartmental agreements with any other state agency;

(4) enter into joint powers agreements under chapter 471;

(5) evaluate and initiate real estate development projects on school trust lands new text beginin
conjunction with the commissioner of natural resources and
new text endwith the advice of the Legislative
Permanent School Fund Commission deleted text beginin orderdeleted text end to generate long-term economic return to the
permanent school fund;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (6) serve as temporary trustee of school trust land for school trust lands subject to
proposed or active eminent domain proceedings; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end submit recommendations on strategies for school trust land leases, sales, or
exchanges to the commissioner of natural resources and the Legislative Permanent School
Fund Commission.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 282.08, is amended to read:


282.08 APPORTIONMENT OF PROCEEDS TO TAXING DISTRICTS.

The net proceeds from the sale or rental of any parcel of forfeited land, or from the sale
of products from the forfeited land, must be apportioned by the county auditor to the taxing
districts interested in the land, as follows:

(1) the portion required to pay any amounts included in the appraised value under section
282.01, subdivision 3, as representing increased value due to any public improvement made
after forfeiture of the parcel to the state, but not exceeding the amount certified by the
appropriate governmental authority must be apportioned to the governmental subdivision
entitled to it;

(2) the portion required to pay any amount included in the appraised value under section
282.019, subdivision 5, representing increased value due to response actions taken after
forfeiture of the parcel to the state, but not exceeding the amount of expenses certified by
the Pollution Control Agency or the commissioner of agriculture, must be apportioned to
the agency or the commissioner of agriculture and deposited in the fund from which the
expenses were paid;

(3) the portion of the remainder required to discharge any special assessment chargeable
against the parcel for drainage or other purpose whether due or deferred at the time of
forfeiture, must be apportioned to the governmental subdivision entitled to it; and

(4) any balance must be apportioned as follows:

(i) The county board may annually by resolution set aside no more than 30 percent of
the receipts remaining to be used for forest development on tax-forfeited land and dedicated
memorial forests, to be expended under the supervision of the county board. It must be
expended only on projects improving the health and management of the forest resource.

(ii) The county board may annually by resolution set aside no more than 20 percent of
the receipts remaining to be used for the acquisition and maintenance of county parks or
recreational areas as defined in sections 398.31 to 398.36, to be expended under the
supervision of the county board.

(iii) new text beginThe county board may by resolution set aside up to 100 percent of the receipts
remaining to be used:
new text end

new text begin (A) according to section 282.09, subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (B) for remediating contamination at tax-forfeited properties; or
new text end

new text begin (C) for correcting blighted conditions at tax-forfeited properties.
new text end

new text begin An election made under this item is effective for a minimum of five years, unless the county
board specifies a shorter duration.
new text end

new text begin (iv) new text endAny balance remaining must be apportioned as follows: county, 40 percent; town
or city, 20 percent; and school district, 40 percent, provided, however, that in unorganized
territory that portion which would have accrued to the township must be administered by
the county board of commissioners.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

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

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 297A.94, as amended by Laws 2022, chapter
55, article 1, section 142, is amended to read:


297A.94 DEPOSIT OF REVENUES.

(a) Except as provided in this section, the commissioner shall deposit the revenues,
including interest and penalties, derived from the taxes imposed by this chapter in the state
treasury and credit them to the general fund.

(b) The commissioner shall deposit taxes in the Minnesota agricultural and economic
account in the special revenue fund if:

(1) the taxes are derived from sales and use of property and services purchased for the
construction and operation of an agricultural resource project; and

(2) the purchase was made on or after the date on which a conditional commitment was
made for a loan guaranty for the project under section 41A.04, subdivision 3.

The commissioner of management and budget shall certify to the commissioner the date on
which the project received the conditional commitment. The amount deposited in the loan
guaranty account must be reduced by any refunds and by the costs incurred by the Department
of Revenue to administer and enforce the assessment and collection of the taxes.

(c) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties, derived
from the taxes imposed on sales and purchases included in section 297A.61, subdivision 3,
paragraph (g), clauses (1) and (4), in the state treasury, and credit them as follows:

(1) first to the general obligation special tax bond debt service account in each fiscal
year the amount required by section 16A.661, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); and

(2) after the requirements of clause (1) have been met, the balance to the general fund.

(d) Beginning with sales taxes remitted after July 1, 2017, the commissioner shall deposit
in the state treasury the revenues collected under section 297A.64, subdivision 1, including
interest and penalties and minus refunds, and credit them to the highway user tax distribution
fund.

(e) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties,
collected under section 297A.64, subdivision 5, in the state treasury and credit them to the
general fund. By July 15 of each year the commissioner shall transfer to the highway user
tax distribution fund an amount equal to the excess fees collected under section 297A.64,
subdivision 5
, for the previous calendar year.

(f) Beginning with sales taxes remitted after July 1, 2017, in conjunction with the deposit
of revenues under paragraph (d), the commissioner shall deposit into the state treasury and
credit to the highway user tax distribution fund an amount equal to the estimated revenues
derived from the tax rate imposed under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, on the lease or
rental for not more than 28 days of rental motor vehicles subject to section 297A.64. The
commissioner shall estimate the amount of sales tax revenue deposited under this paragraph
based on the amount of revenue deposited under paragraph (d).

(g) The commissioner shall deposit an amount of the remittances monthly into the state
treasury and credit them to the highway user tax distribution fund as a portion of the estimated
amount of taxes collected from the sale and purchase of motor vehicle repair and replacement
parts in that month. The monthly deposit amount is $12,137,000. For purposes of this
paragraph, "motor vehicle" has the meaning given in section 297B.01, subdivision 11, and
"motor vehicle repair and replacement parts" includes (i) all parts, tires, accessories, and
equipment incorporated into or affixed to the motor vehicle as part of the motor vehicle
maintenance and repair, and (ii) paint, oil, and other fluids that remain on or in the motor
vehicle as part of the motor vehicle maintenance or repair. For purposes of this paragraph,
"tire" means any tire of the type used on highway vehicles, if wholly or partially made of
rubber and if marked according to federal regulations for highway use.

(h) deleted text begin72.43deleted text endnew text begin 76new text end percent of the revenues, including interest and penalties, transmitted to the
commissioner under section 297A.65, must be deposited by the commissioner in the state
treasury as follows:

(1) 50 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the heritage enhancement account in
the game and fish fund, and may be spent only on activities that improve, enhance, or protect
fish and wildlife resources, including conservation, restoration, and enhancement of land,
water, and other natural resources of the state;

(2) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and may
be spent only for state parks and trails;

(3) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and may
be spent only on metropolitan park and trail grants;

(4) three percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and
may be spent only on local trail grants; and

(5) two percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and may
be spent only for the Minnesota Zoological Garden, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory,
and the Duluth Zoo.

(i) The revenue dedicated under paragraph (h) may not be used as a substitute for
traditional sources of funding for the purposes specified, but the dedicated revenue shall
supplement traditional sources of funding for those purposes. Land acquired with money
deposited in the game and fish fund under paragraph (h) must be open to public hunting
and fishing during the open season, except that in aquatic management areas or on lands
where angling easements have been acquired, fishing may be prohibited during certain times
of the year and hunting may be prohibited. At least 87 percent of the money deposited in
the game and fish fund for improvement, enhancement, or protection of fish and wildlife
resources under paragraph (h) must be allocated for field operations.

(j) The commissioner must deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties minus
any refunds, derived from the sale of items regulated under section 624.20, subdivision 1,
that may be sold to persons 18 years old or older and that are not prohibited from use by
the general public under section 624.21, in the state treasury and credit:

(1) 25 percent to the volunteer fire assistance grant account established under section
88.068;

(2) 25 percent to the fire safety account established under section 297I.06, subdivision
3; and

(3) the remainder to the general fund.

For purposes of this paragraph, the percentage of total sales and use tax revenue derived
from the sale of items regulated under section 624.20, subdivision 1, that are allowed to be
sold to persons 18 years old or older and are not prohibited from use by the general public
under section 624.21, is a set percentage of the total sales and use tax revenues collected in
the state, with the percentage determined under Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter
1, article 3, section 39.

(k) The revenues deposited under paragraphs (a) to (j) do not include the revenues,
including interest and penalties, generated by the sales tax imposed under section 297A.62,
subdivision 1a
, which must be deposited as provided under the Minnesota Constitution,
article XI, section 15.

new text begin (l) One percent of the revenues, including interest and penalties, transmitted to the
commissioner under section 297A.65, must be deposited in the state treasury and credited
to the events promotion account under section 116U.55, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 31. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES REGISTRATION SYSTEM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginDefinitions.new text end

new text begin(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of natural resources.
new text end

new text begin (c) "DNR" means the Department of Natural Resources.
new text end

new text begin (d) "DNR registration system" means the current Department of Natural Resources
system for boat, all-terrain vehicle, and snowmobile registrations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginRequest for proposals; scoring preference.new text end

new text beginWhen the commissioner issues
a request for proposals to replace the DNR registration system and scores the responses to
the request for proposals, the commissioner may give a preference to a software vendor that
currently provides vehicle registration software to the state in an amount commensurate
with the commissioner's assessments of the benefits of using an existing software vendor.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginReport to legislature.new text end

new text beginWithin 45 days after a vendor has been selected to
provide software to replace the DNR registration system, the commissioner must report to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over transportation policy and finance and natural resources policy and finance. At a
minimum, the commissioner must include in the report:
new text end

new text begin (1) the names of all vendors who submitted a proposal;
new text end

new text begin (2) which vendor was selected;
new text end

new text begin (3) the estimated timeline for implementing the new registration system;
new text end

new text begin (4) if a preference was given as described in subdivision 2, what the preference was and
how the commissioner arrived at that number; and
new text end

new text begin (5) if a software vendor that currently provides vehicle registration software to the state
submitted a proposal and that vendor was not selected, an explanation of why that vendor
was not selected.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

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

Sec. 32. new text beginWEST NEWTON SPECIAL USE DISTRICT; WABASHA COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 394.36, subdivision 4; Minnesota Rules,
part 6120.5800, subpart 3; or any other law to the contrary, an existing structure in the West
Newton Special Use District may be expanded. The expansion must follow the requirements
for expansions of structures in the West Newton Special Use District as provided in the
Wabasha County floodplain management ordinance in effect on January 1, 2022.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text beginThis section is effective the day after the governing body of
Wabasha County and its chief clerical officer timely complete their compliance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

Sec. 33. new text beginPETROLEUM TANK RELEASE CLEANUP; REPORT TO
LEGISLATURE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must perform the duties under clauses
(1) to (5) with respect to the petroleum tank release cleanup program governed by Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 115C, and must, no later than March 15, 2023, report the results to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees
with primary jurisdiction over environment policy and finance. The report must include any
recommendations for legislation. The commissioner must:
new text end

new text begin (1) explicitly define the conditions that must be present in order for the commissioner
to classify a site as posing a low potential risk to public health and the environment and
ensure that all agency staff use the definition in assessing potential risks. In determining
the conditions that indicate that a site poses a low risk, the commissioner must consider the
biodegradable nature of the petroleum contaminants found at the site and relevant site
conditions, including but not limited to the nature of groundwater flow, soil type, and
proximity of features at or near the site that could potentially become contaminated;
new text end

new text begin (2) develop guidelines to incorporate consideration of potential future uses of a
contaminated property into all agency staff decisions regarding site remediation;
new text end

new text begin (3) develop measurable objectives that allow the quality of the agency's performance in
remediating petroleum-contaminated properties to be evaluated and conduct such evaluations
periodically;
new text end

new text begin (4) in collaboration with the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board and the
commissioner of commerce, examine whether and how to establish technical qualifications
for consultants hired to remediate petroleum-contaminated properties as a strategy to improve
the quality of remediation work, and how agencies can share information on consultant
performance; and
new text end

new text begin (5) in collaboration with the commissioner of commerce, make consultants who remediate
petroleum-contaminated sites more accountable for the quality of their work by:
new text end

new text begin (i) developing a formal system of measures and procedures by which to evaluate the
work; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) sharing evaluations with the commissioner of commerce and with responsible parties.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

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

Sec. 34. new text beginPERSON WITH A DISABILITY; RULEMAKING.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources must amend Minnesota Rules, part 6230.0250,
subpart 10, item A, subitem (2), by changing the word "hunter" to "person."
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may use the good-cause exemption under Minnesota Statutes,
section 14.388, subdivision 1, clause (3), to adopt rules under this section, and Minnesota
Statutes, section 14.386, does not apply except as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section
14.388.
new text end

Sec. 35. new text beginRED RIVER OF THE NORTH; ADAPTIVE PHOSPHORUS
MANAGEMENT FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginAssessment contents.new text end

new text beginThe Red River Basin Commission must facilitate
the development of a feasibility assessment of adaptive phosphorus management for the
Red River of the North. The commission may contract with outside experts or academic
institutions in developing the assessment. The assessment:
new text end

new text begin (1) must address applicable water quality targets for phosphorous loading;
new text end

new text begin (2) must include an allocation of phosphorus between point and nonpoint sources;
new text end

new text begin (3) must identify cost-effective nutrient reduction implementation strategies; and
new text end

new text begin (4) may include other state water quality goals and objectives.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginAdvisory group.new text end

new text beginIn developing the assessment, the Red River Basin Commission
shall work in cooperation with an advisory group consisting of representatives from the
Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center, the Red River Watershed Management
Board, other agricultural groups, soil and water conservation districts, watershed districts,
cities, and other Minnesota organizations represented on the board of directors of the Red
River Basin Commission. The Red River Basin Commission may also work with
representatives from similar organizations from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginReporting.new text end

new text beginBy June 30, 2024, the Red River Basin Commission must submit
the final assessment to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over agriculture policy and finance.
By December 31 of each year prior to the submission of the final assessment, the commission
must submit a progress report on the assessment's development to these same recipients.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text beginTIMING OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES FOR INCLUSION IN THE
SHOTGUN USE AREA.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 97B.318, subdivision 3, a county board
located within the shotgun ordinance zone may elect to be included in the shotgun use area
by adopting an ordinance under that subdivision no later than August 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 37. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a)new text endnew text begin Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0350,new text endnew text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text endnew text begin Laws 2013, chapter 121, section 53, new text endnew text beginis repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

STATE LANDS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 84.63, is amended to read:


84.63 CONVEYING INTERESTS IN LANDS TO STATE, FEDERAL, AND
TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS.

(a) Notwithstanding any existing law to the contrary, the commissioner of natural
resources is hereby authorized on behalf of the state to convey to the United States, to a
federally recognized Indian Tribe, or to the state of Minnesota or any of its subdivisions,
upon state-owned lands under the administration of the commissioner of natural resources,
permanent or temporary easements for specified periods or otherwise for trails, highways,
roads including limitation of right of access from the lands to adjacent highways and roads,
flowage for development of fish and game resources, stream protection, flood control, and
necessary appurtenances thereto, such conveyances to be made upon such terms and
conditions including provision for reversion in the event of non-user as the commissioner
of natural resources may determine.

(b) In addition to the fee for the market value of the easement, the commissioner of
natural resources shall assess the applicant the following fees:

(1) an application fee of $2,000 to cover reasonable costs for reviewing the application
and preparing the easement; and

(2) a monitoring fee to cover the projected reasonable costs for monitoring the
construction of the improvement for which the easement was conveyed and preparing special
terms and conditions for the easement. The commissioner must give the applicant an estimate
of the monitoring fee before the applicant submits the fee.

(c) The applicant shall pay these fees to the commissioner of natural resources. The
commissioner shall not issue the easement until the applicant has paid in full the application
fee, the monitoring fee, and the market value payment for the easement.

(d) Upon completion of construction of the improvement for which the easement was
conveyed, the commissioner shall refund the unobligated balance from the monitoring fee
revenue. The commissioner shall not return the application fee, even if the application is
withdrawn or denied.

(e) Money received under paragraph (b) must be deposited in the land management
account in the natural resources fund and is appropriated to the commissioner of natural
resources to cover the reasonable costs incurred for issuing and monitoring easements.

(f) A county or joint county regional railroad authority is exempt from all fees specified
under this section for trail easements on state-owned land.

(g) In addition to fees specified in this section, the applicant must reimburse the state
for costs incurred for cultural resources review, monitoring, or other services provided by
the Minnesota Historical Society under contract with the commissioner of natural resources
or the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Administration in connection
with the easement application, preparing the easement terms, or constructing the trail,
highway, road, or other improvements.

new text begin (h) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (g), the commissioner of natural resources may
elect to assume the application fee under paragraph (b), clause (1), and waive or assume
some or all of the remaining fees and costs imposed under this section if the commissioner
determines that issuing the easement will benefit the state's land management interests.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 84.631, is amended to read:


84.631 ROAD EASEMENTS ACROSS STATE LANDS.

(a) Except as provided in section 85.015, subdivision 1b, the commissioner of natural
resources, on behalf of the state, may convey a road easement across state land under the
commissioner's jurisdiction to a private person requesting an easement for access to property
owned by the person only if the following requirements are met: (1) there are no reasonable
alternatives to obtain access to the property; and (2) the exercise of the easement will not
cause significant adverse environmental or natural resource management impacts.

(b) The commissioner shall:

(1) require the applicant to pay the market value of the easement;

(2) limit the easement term to 50 years if the road easement is across school trust land;

(3) provide that the easement reverts to the state in the event of nonuse; and

(4) impose other terms and conditions of use as necessary and appropriate under the
circumstances.

(c) An applicant shall submit an application fee of $2,000 with each application for a
road easement across state land. The application fee is nonrefundable, even if the application
is withdrawn or denied.

(d) In addition to the payment for the market value of the easement and the application
fee, the commissioner of natural resources shall assess the applicant a monitoring fee to
cover the projected reasonable costs for monitoring the construction of the road and preparing
special terms and conditions for the easement. The commissioner must give the applicant
an estimate of the monitoring fee before the applicant submits the fee. The applicant shall
pay the application and monitoring fees to the commissioner of natural resources. The
commissioner shall not issue the easement until the applicant has paid in full the application
fee, the monitoring fee, and the market value payment for the easement.

(e) Upon completion of construction of the road, the commissioner shall refund the
unobligated balance from the monitoring fee revenue.

(f) Fees collected under paragraphs (c) and (d) must be credited to the land management
account in the natural resources fund and are appropriated to the commissioner of natural
resources to cover the reasonable costs incurred under this section.

(g) In addition to fees specified in this section, the applicant must reimburse the state
for costs incurred for cultural resources review, monitoring, or other services provided by
the Minnesota Historical Society under contract with the commissioner of natural resources
or the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Administration in connection
with the easement application, preparing the easement terms, or constructing the road.

new text begin (h) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (g), the commissioner of natural resources may
elect to assume the application fee under paragraph (c) and waive or assume some or all of
the remaining fees and costs imposed under this section if the commissioner determines
that issuing the easement will benefit the state's land management interests.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84.632, is amended to read:


84.632 CONVEYANCE OF UNNEEDED STATE EASEMENTS.

(a) Notwithstanding section 92.45, the commissioner of natural resources may, in the
name of the state, release all or part of an easement acquired by the state upon application
of a landowner whose property is burdened with the easement if the easement is not needed
for state purposes.

(b) All or part of an easement may be released by payment of the market value of the
easement. The release must be in a form approved by the attorney general.

(c) Money received under paragraph (b) must be credited to the account from which
money was expended for purchase of the easement. If there is no specific account, the money
must be credited to the land acquisition account established in section 94.165.

(d) In addition to payment under paragraph (b), the commissioner of natural resources
shall assess a landowner who applies for a release under this section an application fee of
$2,000 for reviewing the application and preparing the release of easement. The applicant
shall pay the application fee to the commissioner of natural resources. The commissioner
shall not issue the release of easement until the applicant has paid the application fee in full.
The commissioner shall not return the application fee, even if the application is withdrawn
or denied.

(e) Money received under paragraph (d) must be credited to the land management account
in the natural resources fund and is appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources
to cover the reasonable costs incurred under this section.

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (e), the commissioner of natural resources may
elect to assume the application fee under paragraph (d) and waive or assume some or all of
the remaining fees and costs imposed under this section if the commissioner determines
that issuing the easement release will benefit the state's land management interests.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 92.502, is amended to read:


92.502 LEASING TAX-FORFEITED AND STATE LANDS.

(a) Notwithstanding section 282.04 or other law to the contrary, St. Louis County may
enter a 30-year lease of tax-forfeited land for a wind energy project.

(b) The commissioner of natural resources may enter a 30-year lease of land administered
by the commissioner for a wind energy project.

(c) The commissioner of natural resources may enter a 30-year lease of land administered
by the commissioner for recreational trails deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end facilities. The commissioner may assess
the lease applicant a monitoring fee to cover the projected reasonable costs of monitoring
construction of the recreational trail or facility and preparing special terms and conditions
of the license to ensure proper construction. The commissioner must give the applicant an
estimate of the monitoring fee before the applicant is required to submit the fee. Upon
completion of construction of the trail or facility, the commissioner must refund the
unobligated balance from the monitoring fee revenue.

(d) Notwithstanding section 282.04 or other law to the contrary, Lake and St. Louis
Counties may enter into 30-year leases of tax-forfeited land for recreational trails and
facilities.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 282.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Timber sales; land leases and uses.

(a) The county auditor, with terms
and conditions set by the county board, may sell timber upon any tract that may be approved
by the natural resources commissioner. The sale of timber shall be made for cash at not less
than the appraised value determined by the county board to the highest bidder after not less
than one week's published notice in an official paper within the county. Any timber offered
at the public sale and not sold may thereafter be sold at private sale by the county auditor
at not less than the appraised value thereof, until the time as the county board may withdraw
the timber from sale. The appraised value of the timber and the forestry practices to be
followed in the cutting of said timber shall be approved by the commissioner of natural
resources.

(b) Payment of the full sale price of all timber sold on tax-forfeited lands shall be made
in cash at the time of the timber sale, except in the case of oral or sealed bid auction sales,
the down payment shall be no less than 15 percent of the appraised value, and the balance
shall be paid prior to entry. In the case of auction sales that are partitioned and sold as a
single sale with predetermined cutting blocks, the down payment shall be no less than 15
percent of the appraised price of the entire timber sale which may be held until the satisfactory
completion of the sale or applied in whole or in part to the final cutting block. The value of
each separate block must be paid in full before any cutting may begin in that block. With
the permission of the county contract administrator the purchaser may enter unpaid blocks
and cut necessary timber incidental to developing logging roads as may be needed to log
other blocks provided that no timber may be removed from an unpaid block until separately
scaled and paid for. If payment is provided as specified in this paragraph as security under
paragraph (a) and no cutting has taken place on the contract, the county auditor may credit
the security provided, less any down payment required for an auction sale under this
paragraph, to any other contract issued to the contract holder by the county under this chapter
to which the contract holder requests in writing that it be credited, provided the request and
transfer is made within the same calendar year as the security was received.

(c) The county board may sell any timber, including biomass, as appraised or scaled.
Any parcels of land from which timber is to be sold by scale of cut products shall be so
designated in the published notice of sale under paragraph (a), in which case the notice shall
contain a description of the parcels, a statement of the estimated quantity of each species
of timber, and the appraised price of each species of timber for 1,000 feet, per cord or per
piece, as the case may be. In those cases any bids offered over and above the appraised
prices shall be by percentage, the percent bid to be added to the appraised price of each of
the different species of timber advertised on the land. The purchaser of timber from the
parcels shall pay in cash at the time of sale at the rate bid for all of the timber shown in the
notice of sale as estimated to be standing on the land, and in addition shall pay at the same
rate for any additional amounts which the final scale shows to have been cut or was available
for cutting on the land at the time of sale under the terms of the sale. Where the final scale
of cut products shows that less timber was cut or was available for cutting under terms of
the sale than was originally paid for, the excess payment shall be refunded from the forfeited
tax sale fund upon the claim of the purchaser, to be audited and allowed by the county board
as in case of other claims against the county. No timber, except hardwood pulpwood, may
be removed from the parcels of land or other designated landings until scaled by a person
or persons designated by the county board and approved by the commissioner of natural
resources. Landings other than the parcel of land from which timber is cut may be designated
for scaling by the county board by written agreement with the purchaser of the timber. The
county board may, by written agreement with the purchaser and with a consumer designated
by the purchaser when the timber is sold by the county auditor, and with the approval of
the commissioner of natural resources, accept the consumer's scale of cut products delivered
at the consumer's landing. No timber shall be removed until fully paid for in cash. Small
amounts of timber not exceeding 500 cords in appraised volume may be sold for not less
than the full appraised value at private sale to individual persons without first publishing
notice of sale or calling for bids, provided that in case of a sale involving a total appraised
value of more than $200 the sale shall be made subject to final settlement on the basis of a
scale of cut products in the manner above provided and not more than two of the sales,
directly or indirectly to any individual shall be in effect at one time.

(d) As directed by the county board, the county auditor may lease tax-forfeited land to
individuals, corporations or organized subdivisions of the state at public or private sale, and
at the prices and under the terms as the county board may prescribe, for use as cottage and
camp sites and for agricultural purposes and for the purpose of taking and removing of hay,
stumpage, sand, gravel, clay, rock, marl, and black dirt from the land, and for garden sites
and other temporary uses provided that no leases shall be for a period to exceed deleted text begintendeleted text endnew text begin 25new text end years;
provided, further that any leases involving a consideration of more than deleted text begin$12,000deleted text endnew text begin $50,000new text end
per year, except to an organized subdivision of the state shall first be offered at public sale
in the manner provided herein for sale of timber. Upon the sale of any leased land, it shall
remain subject to the lease for not to exceed one year from the beginning of the term of the
lease. Any rent paid by the lessee for the portion of the term cut off by the cancellation shall
be refunded from the forfeited tax sale fund upon the claim of the lessee, to be audited and
allowed by the county board as in case of other claims against the county.

(e) As directed by the county board, the county auditor may lease tax-forfeited land to
individuals, corporations, or organized subdivisions of the state at public or private sale, at
the prices and under the terms as the county board may prescribe, for the purpose of taking
and removing for use for road construction and other purposes tax-forfeited stockpiled
iron-bearing material. The county auditor must determine that the material is needed and
suitable for use in the construction or maintenance of a road, tailings basin, settling basin,
dike, dam, bank fill, or other works on public or private property, and that the use would
be in the best interests of the public. No lease shall exceed ten years. The use of a stockpile
for these purposes must first be approved by the commissioner of natural resources. The
request shall be deemed approved unless the requesting county is notified to the contrary
by the commissioner of natural resources within six months after receipt of a request for
approval for use of a stockpile. Once use of a stockpile has been approved, the county may
continue to lease it for these purposes until approval is withdrawn by the commissioner of
natural resources.

(f) The county auditor, with the approval of the county board is authorized to grant
permits, licenses, and leases to tax-forfeited lands for the depositing of stripping, lean ores,
tailings, or waste products from mines or ore milling plants, or to use for facilities needed
to recover iron-bearing oxides from tailings basins or stockpiles, or for a buffer area needed
for a mining operation, upon the conditions and for the consideration and for the period of
time, not exceeding 25 years, as the county board may determine. The permits, licenses, or
leases are subject to approval by the commissioner of natural resources.

(g) Any person who removes any timber from tax-forfeited land before said timber has
been scaled and fully paid for as provided in this subdivision is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(h) The county auditor may, with the approval of the county board, and without first
offering at public sale, grant leases, for a term not exceeding 25 years, for the removal of
peat and for the production or removal of farm-grown closed-loop biomass as defined in
section 216B.2424, subdivision 1, or short-rotation woody crops from tax-forfeited lands
upon the terms and conditions as the county board may prescribe. Any lease for the removal
of peat, farm-grown closed-loop biomass, or short-rotation woody crops from tax-forfeited
lands must first be reviewed and approved by the commissioner of natural resources if the
lease covers 320 or more acres. No lease for the removal of peat, farm-grown closed-loop
biomass, or short-rotation woody crops shall be made by the county auditor pursuant to this
section without first holding a public hearing on the auditor's intention to lease. One printed
notice in a legal newspaper in the county at least ten days before the hearing, and posted
notice in the courthouse at least 20 days before the hearing shall be given of the hearing.

(i) Notwithstanding any provision of paragraph (c) to the contrary, the St. Louis County
auditor may, at the discretion of the county board, sell timber to the party who bids the
highest price for all the several kinds of timber, as provided for sales by the commissioner
of natural resources under section 90.14. Bids offered over and above the appraised price
need not be applied proportionately to the appraised price of each of the different species
of timber.

(j) In lieu of any payment or deposit required in paragraph (b), as directed by the county
board and under terms set by the county board, the county auditor may accept an irrevocable
bank letter of credit in the amount equal to the amount otherwise determined in paragraph
(b). If an irrevocable bank letter of credit is provided under this paragraph, at the written
request of the purchaser, the county may periodically allow the bank letter of credit to be
reduced by an amount proportionate to the value of timber that has been harvested and for
which the county has received payment. The remaining amount of the bank letter of credit
after a reduction under this paragraph must not be less than 20 percent of the value of the
timber purchased. If an irrevocable bank letter of credit or cash deposit is provided for the
down payment required in paragraph (b), and no cutting of timber has taken place on the
contract for which a letter of credit has been provided, the county may allow the transfer
of the letter of credit to any other contract issued to the contract holder by the county under
this chapter to which the contract holder requests in writing that it be credited.

new text begin (k) As directed by the county board, the county auditor may lease tax-forfeited land
under the terms and conditions prescribed by the county board for the purposes of
investigating, analyzing, and developing conservation easements that provide ecosystem
services.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 282.04, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4b.new text end

new text beginConservation easements.new text end

new text beginThe county auditor, with prior review and
consultation with the commissioner of natural resources and under the terms and conditions
prescribed by the county board, including reversion in the event of nonuse, may convey
conservation easements as defined in section 84C.01 on tax-forfeited land.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginADDITION TO STATE PARK.
new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 27.] Myre-Big Island State Park, Freeborn County. The following
area is added to Myre-Big Island State Park, Freeborn County: all that part of the Northeast
Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11, Township 102 North, Range 21 West of the
5th principal meridian, lying South of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railway,
and subject to road easement on the easterly side thereof.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginDELETION FROM STATE FOREST.
new text end

new text beginnew text begin [89.021] [Subd. 13.] Cloquet Valley State Forest.new text end The following areas are deleted from
Cloquet Valley State Forest:
new text end

new text begin (1) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 52 North, Range 16 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 21;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 and the Northeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter and Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 22;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lot 3, Section 23;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lot 2, Section 24;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, Section 25;
new text end

new text begin (vi) Government Lot 1, Section 26;
new text end

new text begin (vii) Government Lots 2 and 7, Section 26;
new text end

new text begin (viii) Government Lots 3 and 4, Section 27, reserving unto grantor and grantor's
successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access road easement across said Government Lot 3
for the purpose of access to grantor's or grantor's successor's or assign's land and grantor's
presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred in Government Lot 1, Section
27, said access road being measured 33 feet from each side of the centerline of that road
that is presently existing at various widths and running in a generally
southwesterly-northeasterly direction;
new text end

new text begin (ix) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 28;
new text end

new text begin (x) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and 5 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter
and Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (xi) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Section 31, reserving unto grantor and grantor's
successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access road easement across said Government Lots
1, 2, and 3 for the purpose of access to grantor's or grantor's successor's or assign's land and
grantor's presently owned lands that may be sold, assigned, or transferred in Government
Lot 4, Section 29, said access road being measured 33 feet from each side of the centerline
of that road that is presently existing at various widths and running in a generally East-West
direction and any future extensions thereof as may be reasonably necessary to provide the
access contemplated herein;
new text end

new text begin (xii) Government Lots 5, 7, 8, and 9, Section 31;
new text end

new text begin (xiii) Government Lots 1 and 2, an undivided two-thirds interest in the Northeast Quarter
of the Northwest Quarter, an undivided two-thirds interest in the Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter, and an undivided two-thirds interest in the Southwest Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter, Section 32, reserving unto grantor and grantor's successors and assigns
an access road easement across the West 66 feet of the North 66 feet of said Government
Lot 1 for the purpose of access to grantor's or grantor's successor's or assign's land and
grantor's presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred in Government
Lot 4, Section 29; and
new text end

new text begin (xiv) the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 35;
new text end

new text begin (2) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 53 North, Range 13 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) all that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter lying North and West
of the Little Cloquet River, Section 4;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter,
Section 5;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 1, 2, and 4 and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 6;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast
Quarter, Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Northwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and Northeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, Section 7;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 1 and 2 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, Section 8; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Northwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and Southwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter, Section 17;
new text end

new text begin (3) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 54 North, Range 13 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7, Section 20;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 and the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 21;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, and 10, Section 30; and
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 5, 6, and 7 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, and Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Section 31;
new text end

new text begin (4) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 54 North, Range 16 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 2, 3, and 4 and the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
and Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 1;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Southwest Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, and Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 2;
new text end

new text begin (iii) all that part of Government Lot 9 lying South of the Whiteface River and West of
County Road 547, also known as Comstock Lake Road, Section 3; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 3 and 4 and the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and
Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 10;
new text end

new text begin (5) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 55 North, Range 15 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 11;
new text end

new text begin (ii) Government Lot 9, except the Highway 4 right-of-way, Section 11;
new text end

new text begin (iii) Government Lot 10, except the Highway 4 right-of-way, Section 11;
new text end

new text begin (iv) Government Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, Section 15;
new text end

new text begin (v) Government Lots 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 and the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter, Section 21;
new text end

new text begin (vi) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, reserving unto grantor and grantor's
successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access easement across said Southwest Quarter of
the Northeast Quarter for the purpose of access to grantor's or grantor's successor's or assign's
land and grantor's presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred in
Government Lot 4, Section 21, Township 55 North, Range 15 West, said access road being
measured 33 feet on each side of the centerline of that road that is presently existing and
known as the Whiteface Truck Trail, Section 21;
new text end

new text begin (vii) Government Lots 1, 2, and 3, Section 22;
new text end

new text begin (viii) Government Lots 1 and 2 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter,
Section 28;
new text end

new text begin (ix) Government Lots 1, 4, 6, 8, and 9 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 29;
new text end

new text begin (x) Government Lots 3 and 4 and the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 30;
new text end

new text begin (xi) Government Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11 and the Northeast Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter, Section 31; and
new text end

new text begin (xii) Government Lot 1, Section 32; and
new text end

new text begin (6) those parts of St. Louis County in Township 55 North, Range 16 West, described as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, reserving unto grantor and grantor's
successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access road easement across said Southwest Quarter
of the Southeast Quarter for the purpose of access to grantor's or grantor's successor's or
assign's land and grantor's presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred
in Government Lot 5, Section 1, Township 54 North, Range 16 West, Section 35; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, reserving unto grantor and grantor's
successors and assigns a 66-foot-wide access road easement across said Southeast Quarter
of the Southeast Quarter for the purpose of access to grantor's or grantor's successor's or
assign's land and grantor's presently owned land that may be sold, assigned, or transferred
in Government Lot 5, Section 1, Township 54 North, Range 16 West, Section 35.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginADDITION TO STATE FOREST.
new text end

new text begin [89.021] [Subd. 42a.] Riverlands State Forest. Those parts of St. Louis County
described as follows are added to Riverlands State Forest:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 16, Township 50 North,
Range 17 West;
new text end

new text begin (2) Government Lot 9, Section 26, Township 50 North, Range 17 West;
new text end

new text begin (3) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 30, Township 51 North,
Range 19 West;
new text end

new text begin (4) Government Lot 6, Section 22, Township 51 North, Range 20 West; and
new text end

new text begin (5) Government Lot 9, Section 24, Township 52 North, Range 20 West.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND; BELTRAMI COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, or
other law to the contrary, Beltrami County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited land
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 changes to the land description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be sold is part of parcel number 45.00258.00 described as: that part of
Government Lot 3, Section 31, Township 148 North, Range 31 West, Beltrami County,
Minnesota, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the southwest corner of said Section 31; thence North 89 degrees 46
minutes 25 seconds East, bearing based on the Beltrami County Coordinate System,
South Zone, along the south line of said Section 31, a distance of 960.47 feet; thence
North 01 degrees 00 minutes 40 seconds West a distance of 2,116.07 feet to the point
of beginning of land to be described, said point designated by an iron pipe, 1/2 inch in
diameter, stamped LS 15483; thence continue North 01 degree 00 minutes 40 seconds
West a distance of 108.00 feet to a point designated by an iron pipe, 1/2 inch in diameter,
stamped LS 15483; thence North 88 degrees 59 minutes 20 seconds East a distance of
60.00 feet to the intersection with the east line of said Government Lot 3; thence South
01 degree 00 minutes 40 seconds East, along said east line of Government Lot 3, a
distance of 108.00 feet to the intersection with a line bearing North 88 degrees 59 minutes
20 seconds East from the point of beginning; thence South 88 degrees 59 seconds 20
minutes West, along said line, a distance of 60.00 feet to the point of beginning (0.15
acre).
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. 11. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; CASS 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 commissioner 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:
new text end

new text begin (1) the West 970 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 32,
Township 135 North, Range 29 West, Cass County, Minnesota, EXCEPT therefrom a
rectangular piece in the southeast corner thereof 370 feet North and South by 420 feet East
and West; and
new text end

new text begin (2) that part of Government Lot 6 of said Section 32, described as follows: beginning
at the northwest corner of said Government Lot 6; thence East along the north line of said
Government Lot 6 550 feet; thence South 30 degrees West 528 feet, more or less, to shoreline
of Agate Lake; thence northwest along said shoreline of Agate Lake to the west line of said
Government Lot 6; thence northerly along said west line 260 feet, more or less, to the point
of beginning.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Agate 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 and that the state's land management interests would best be served if
the land was returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS LAND; CROW WING 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 commissioner 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 conveyed is located in Crow Wing County and is described as:
that part of Government Lot 2, Section 11, Township 44, Range 28, Crow Wing County,
Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of said Government
Lot 2; thence South 89 degrees 08 minutes 05 seconds West, assumed bearing along the
south line of said Government Lot 2 a distance of 203.73 feet to the westerly right-of-way
of State Highway No. 18; thence North 24 degrees 13 minutes 27 seconds West, along said
westerly right-of-way 692.40 feet, to the point of beginning; thence continuing North 24
degrees 13 minutes 27 seconds West along said westerly right-of-way 70.31 feet; thence
North 89 degrees 25 minutes 27 seconds West 90.00 feet; thence South 11 degrees 16
minutes 29 seconds East 87.00 feet; thence North 78 degrees 43 minutes 31 seconds East
103.84 feet to the point of beginning. Said parcel contains 0.17 acres of land, more or less,
and is subject to existing easements of record.
new text end

new text begin (d) The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for
natural resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be
served if the land were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; FILLMORE 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), subject to the state's reservation of trout stream easements.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner 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 Fillmore County and is described as: the South
13 acres, except the East 2 acres thereof, of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter,
Section 21, Township 103, Range 10 West, Fillmore County, Minnesota, excepting therefrom
the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail corridor, formerly the Chicago, Milwaukee, St.
Paul and Pacific Railroad Company right-of-way.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders the Root River and Watson Creek 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, provided that trout stream easements are reserved on the Root
River and Watson Creek, and that the state's land management interests would best be served
if the land was returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginCONVEYANCE OF TAX-FORFEITED LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; GOODHUE 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, Goodhue County may convey
to the city of Wanamingo 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 city of Wanamingo stops using the land for the public
purpose described in paragraph (d). 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 Goodhue County and is described as: That part
of the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 110 North, Range 16 West, Goodhue
County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of Lot 7,
Block 2, Axelson's Hillcrest Addition, according to the recorded plat thereof; thence South
89 degrees 48 minutes 15 seconds East (assuming that the east line of Axelson's Hillcrest
Addition also being the west line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 30, has a bearing
of North 00 degrees 11 minutes 45 seconds East), a distance of 30.00 feet; thence North 00
degrees 11 minutes 45 seconds East, a distance of 342.00 feet to the point of beginning;
thence South 89 degrees 48 minutes 15 seconds East, a distance of 60.00 feet; thence North
00 degrees 11 minutes 45 seconds East, a distance of 280.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees
48 minutes 15 seconds East, a distance of 60.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 11 minutes
45 seconds East, a distance of 394 feet, more or less to the north line of the Southeast Quarter
of said Section 30; thence westerly, along said north line, a distance of 150.00 feet, more
or less, to the northwest corner of said Southeast Quarter; thence South 00 degrees 11
minutes 45 seconds West, along the west line of said Southeast Quarter, a distance of 674
feet, more or less, to an intersection with a line bearing North 89 degrees 48 minutes 15
seconds West from said point of beginning; thence South 89 degrees 48 minutes 15 seconds
East, a distance of 30.00 feet to the point of beginning. EXCEPT that part of the above
description now platted as Emerald Valley (parcel number 70.380.0710).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the land is needed for a park trail extension.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

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

Sec. 15. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS 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 the surplus land bordering public
water that is described in paragraph (c) to a local unit of government for less than market
value.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner 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 conveyed is located in Hennepin County and is described as:
all those parts of Government Lot 5, Section 35, Township 118, Range 23, lying northerly
and northwesterly of East Long Lake Road, as it existed in 2021, easterly of a line drawn
parallel with and distant 924.88 feet westerly of the east line of said Government Lot 5, and
southerly of a line drawn westerly at a right angle to the east line of said Government Lot
5 from a point distant 620 feet South of the northeast corner of said Government Lot 5.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Long Lake. The Department of Natural Resources has determined
that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes and 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. 16. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; ITASCA 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 commissioner 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 Itasca County and is described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) the North 1,050.00 feet of Government Lot 1, Section 16, Township 55 North, Range
24 West of the fourth principal meridian, except that part described as follows: commencing
at the southeast corner of said Government Lot 1; thence North 0 degrees 46 minutes 09
seconds East, bearing assumed, along the east line thereof, a distance of 280.00 feet to the
point of beginning; thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 51 seconds West, a distance of
345.00 feet; thence South 0 degrees 46 minutes 09 seconds West, a distance of 21.60 feet
to its intersection with the south line of the North 1,050.00 feet of said Government Lot 1;
thence South 89 degrees 08 minutes 51 seconds East along the south line of the North
1,050.00 feet of said Government Lot 1, a distance of 345.00 feet to the east line of said
Government Lot 1; thence North 0 degrees 46 minutes 09 seconds East, along the east line
of said Government Lot 1, a distance of 22.10 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to an
easement for ingress and egress over 66.00 feet in width, over, under, and across part of
Government Lot 1, Section 16, Township 55, Range 24. The centerline of said easement is
described as follows: commencing at the northeast corner of said Government Lot 1; thence
South 0 degrees 46 minutes 09 seconds West, bearing assumed, along the east line thereof,
a distance of 750.00 feet to the point of beginning of the centerline to be described; thence
North 89 degrees 08 minutes 51 seconds West, a distance of 845.00 feet; thence South 7
degrees 18 minutes 51 seconds East, a distance of 302.89 feet, and there terminating; and
new text end

new text begin (2) Lots 1 through 4 of Block 2 and Outlot "B," Loons Landing, according to the plat
thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Itasca County Recorder.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders Trout Lake. The Department of Natural Resources has determined
that the land is not needed for natural resource purposes and that the state's land management
interests would best be served if the land was returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; PINE 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),
subject to the state's reservation of a perpetual flowage easement.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner 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 Pine County and is described as: the north 2
rods of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 38 North, Range 22 West, Pine
County, Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (d) The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for
natural resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be
served if the land was returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginLAND EXCHANGE; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.461, and the riparian restrictions in
Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342, subdivision 3, St. Louis County may, with the approval
of the Land Exchange Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI,
section 10, and according to the remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342
to 94.347, exchange the land described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyance must be in the 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 lands that may be conveyed are located in St. Louis County and are described
as:
new text end

new text begin (1) Sections 1 and 2, Township 53 North, Range 18 West;
new text end

new text begin (2) Sections 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, and 32, Township 54 North, Range 17 West;
new text end

new text begin (3) Sections 24, 25, 26, and 35, Township 54 North, Range 18 West;
new text end

new text begin (4) Sections 22, 23, 26, and 27, Township 54 North, Range 19 West; and
new text end

new text begin (5) Sections 8, 9, 17, and 18, Township 55 North, Range 18 West.
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginLAND ACQUISITION TRUST FUND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, and any other law relating to the
apportionment of proceeds from the sale of tax-forfeited land, St. Louis County may deposit
proceeds from the sale of tax-forfeited lands into a tax-forfeited land acquisition trust fund
established by St. Louis County under this section. The principal and interest from the fund
may be spent on the purchase of lands better suited for retention and management by St.
Louis County. Lands purchased with money from the land acquisition trust fund must:
new text end

new text begin (1) become subject to a trust in favor of the governmental subdivision wherein the lands
lie and all laws related to tax-forfeited lands; and
new text end

new text begin (2) be used for forestry, mineral management, or environmental services.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, or
other law to the contrary, St. Louis County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited lands
described in paragraph (c).
new text end

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

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

new text begin (1) Lots 23 through 30, including part of adjacent vacant alley, Block 54, Bay View
Addition to Duluth No. 2, Township 49, Range 15, Section 11 (parcel identification number
010-0230-03300); and
new text end

new text begin (2) Lot 2, except the South 760 feet, Township 62, Range 20, Section 18 (part of parcel
identification number 430-0010-02916).
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. 21. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER;
SHERBURNE 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) for less than market value.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner 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 conveyed is located in Sherburne County and is described as:
that part of the North 595.50 feet of Government Lot 6, Section 31, Township 34 North,
Range 27 West, Sherburne County, Minnesota, lying southerly of the following described
line: commencing at a Minnesota Department of Conservation monument on the south line
of the said North 595.50 feet; thence North 89 degrees 38 minutes 17 seconds West, bearing
per plat of Eagle Lake Estates Boundary Registration, along said south line 71.28 feet to a
Judicial Land Mark; thence North 21 degrees 51 minutes 43 seconds West, along the easterly
line of Outlot A of said Eagle Lake Estates Boundary Registration 27.5 feet to the point of
beginning; thence North 80 degrees East 72 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Eagle
Lake and there terminating.
new text end

new text begin (d) The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for
natural resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be
served if the land were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginAUTHORIZATION OF ADJUTANT GENERAL TO EXCHANGE
SURPLUS PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY OF ROSEMOUNT.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.3495 and 193.36, the adjutant
general of the Minnesota National Guard may, with the approval of the Land Exchange
Board as required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, exchange the
surplus land described in paragraph (b) for an equal amount of land owned by the city of
Rosemount, regardless of a difference in market value.
new text end

new text begin (b) The land to be exchanged is within the city of Rosemount adjacent to a Minnesota
National Guard field maintenance shop.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Laws 2012, chapter 236, section 28, subdivision 9, as amended by Laws 2016, chapter
154, section 11, and Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 4, article 4, section 7,
new text endnew text beginis
repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text beginThis section is effective the day following final enactment.new text end"

Delete the title and insert:

"A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money for environment, natural
resources, and tourism; modifying natural resource and environment provisions;
modifying game and fish laws; providing for compensation of certain board,
commission, and council members; modifying duties of school trust lands director;
modifying provisions for conveying interests in tax-forfeited lands and other state
lands; providing for disposition of proceeds from sale of tax-forfeited land;
modifying disposition of revenue from lottery in-lieu payments; creating events
promotion account; allowing expansion in West Newton Special Use District;
adding to and deleting from state parks and forests; authorizing conveyances of
certain state lands; requiring reports; requiring rulemaking; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, sections 84.632; 84.788, subdivision 5; 84.84; 84.87, subdivision
1, as amended; 84.922, subdivision 4; 84D.02, subdivision 3; 85.015, subdivision
10; 85A.01, subdivision 1; 89A.03, subdivision 5; 90.181, subdivision 2; 97A.015,
subdivision 51; 97A.126, as amended; 97A.137, subdivisions 3, 5; 97B.031,
subdivision 1; 97B.071; 97B.311; 97B.318, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions;
97B.668; 103B.101, subdivision 2; 115B.17, subdivision 14; 115B.52, subdivision
4; 116C.03, subdivision 2a; 116P.05, subdivision 1; 116U.55, by adding a
subdivision; 127A.353, subdivision 2; 282.04, subdivision 1, by adding a
subdivision; 282.08; 297A.94, as amended; Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement,
sections 84.63; 84.631; 92.502; 127A.353, subdivision 4; Laws 2021, First Special
Session chapter 6, article 1, sections 2, subdivision 10; 3, subdivision 3; repealing
Laws 2012, chapter 236, section 28, subdivision 9, as amended; Laws 2013, chapter
121, section 53; Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0350."