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SF 1697

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2019 03:45pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; requiring Minnesota Zoological Garden to provide
free admission on certain holidays; establishing fees; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 85A.02, subdivision 17.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85A.02, subdivision 17, is amended to read:


Subd. 17.

Additional powers.

(a) deleted text beginThe board may establish a schedule ofdeleted text end Charges for
admission to or new text beginfor new text endthe use of the Minnesota Zoological Garden or any related facilitydeleted text begin.
Notwithstanding section 16A.1283, legislative approval is not required for the board to
establish a schedule of charges for admission or use of the Minnesota Zoological Garden
or related facilities. The board shall have a policy admitting elementary school children at
a reduced charge when they are part of an organized school activity
deleted text endnew text begin is:
new text end

new text begin (1) $12 for each visitor age six to 12;
new text end

new text begin (2) $18 for each visitor age 13 to 65; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $12 for each visitor age 66 and oldernew text end.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), new text endthe Minnesota Zoological Garden deleted text beginwilldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end offer
free admissionnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end throughout the year to economically disadvantaged Minnesota citizens equal to ten
percent of the average annual attendancenew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) to any child under six years of age;
new text end

new text begin (3) to all visitors on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day, or Veterans Day; and
new text end

new text begin (4) to elementary school children when they are part of an organized school activitynew text end.

deleted text begin However,deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endThe zoo may new text beginnot new text endcharge at any time for parking, special services, deleted text beginand fordeleted text end
new text begin or new text endadmission to special facilities for the education, entertainment, or convenience of visitors.

new text begin (d) In lieu of charging the fees authorized in paragraph (a), the board may offer a
membership that admits the holder and the holder's family members for unlimited visits
during one year. The board may not charge more than $159 for a membership offered under
this paragraph.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end The board may provide for the purchase, reproduction, and sale of gifts, souvenirs,
publications, informational materials, food and beverages, and grant concessions for the
sale of these items. Notwithstanding subdivision 5b, section 16C.09 does not apply to
activities authorized under this paragraph.