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SF 3059

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state lands; requiring sale of state land to provide funding for
transportation projects; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginSALE OF STATE LAND; LAND SALE BOARD.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin State land sales; Land Sale Board. new text end

new text begin (a) As directed by the Land
Sale Board, the commissioner of administration shall sell at least $1,000,000,000 of
state-owned land before June 30, 2009. Land may not be sold to another state department
or agency.
new text end new text begin new text end

new text begin (b) The governor must appoint the Land Sale Board to determine which state-owned
land must be sold to meet the requirements of this section. The board must include
representatives of hunters, farmers, and other groups potentially interested in purchase of
state land. No person who serves on the board may purchase state land offered for sale
under this section. Members of the board do not receive per diem, but must be reimbursed
for expenses as provided in the plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 43A.18,
subdivision 2. The commissioner of administration and heads of other state agencies that
manage state land must provide information that the board needs to make its decisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Deposit of proceeds. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections
16B.287 and 94.16, subdivision 3, or other law to the contrary, the amount of the proceeds
from the sale of land under this section that exceeds the actual expenses of selling the land,
including expenses of the Land Sale Board, must be deposited as follows: (1) one-half
of the proceeds must be deposited in the trunk highway fund; and (2) one-half of the
proceeds must be deposited in the rural road safety account of the local road improvement
fund created in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
sections 16B.283 and 94.11, the commissioner of finance may establish the timing of
payments for land purchased under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Sale of state lands revolving loan fund. new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated from
the general fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, to the commissioner of
administration for purposes of paying the actual expenses of selling state-owned land
as required in this section. From the gross proceeds of land sales under this section,
the commissioner of administration must repay the amount of the appropriation in this
subdivision to the general fund by June 30, 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Additional savings. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of finance must determine the
amount of savings accruing to each executive branch agency from no longer having to
maintain or manage land that is sold as required by this section. The commissioner must
reduce the appropriation to each agency by the amount of these savings. The aggregate
amount of savings occurring in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, must be transferred
to the trunk highway fund. For future fiscal years, the commissioner of finance must
reduce the base budget of each agency by the amount of savings determined under this
subdivision and must increase the base budget of the trunk highway fund by the aggregate
amount of these savings.
new text end