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SF 3163

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/13/2020 04:40pm

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; providing for pets to be allowed in buildings in state
parks, forest campgrounds, and forest day use areas for a fee; directing the
commissioner of natural resources to amend a rule; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 84.03.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.03, is amended to read:


84.03 ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND POWERS.

new text begin (a) new text endSo far as practicable the commissioner shall collect and arrange statistics and other
information in reference to the lands and general and special resources of the state.

new text begin (b) new text endThe commissioner is hereby authorized and empowered to take such measures as
the commissioner may deem advisable to advertise, both within and without the state, sales
of all state lands, and to secure, compile, and issue such valuable statistics of the resources
of the state.

new text begin (c) new text endThe commissioner may adopt and promulgate reasonable rules, not inconsistent with
law, governing the use and enjoyment of state land reserved from sale, state parks, state
water-access sites, state trails, state monuments, state scientific and natural areas, state
wilderness areas, and recreational areas owned by other state, local and federal agencies
and operated under agreement by the Department of Natural Resources, which shall have
the force and effect of law. A reasonable fee may be fixed, charged, and collected by the
commissioner for the privilege of the use of any or all of the foregoing privileges and
facilities.new text begin The fee to allow a dog, cat, or other pet animal in a building in a state park, forest
campground, or forest day use area is $25 per day, regardless of the number of animals that
enter the building.
new text end

new text begin (d) new text endThe commissioner, on or before November 15 of each even-numbered year, shall
report to the legislature the commissioner's acts and doings, with recommendation for the
improvement or conservation of state parks, state water-access sites, state trails, and state
monuments, state scientific and natural areas, state forests, state wildlife management areas,
public hunting grounds, public shooting grounds, food and cover planting areas, wildlife
lands, recreational or public hunting areas, state wild and scenic rivers, state wilderness
areas, and all other recreational lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural
Resources, and for desirable accessions thereto, such report to include an inventory of the
tracts and parcels of land, and rights, interests, and easements therein, held by the state or
withdrawn from sale for any of these purposes, with the value thereof, and a list of the name,
location, size, and description of each state trail, state scientific and natural area, state wildlife
management area, state water-access site, and state wild, scenic, or recreational river
designated by the commissioner, and each public hunting grounds, public shooting grounds,
food and cover planting area, wildlife lands, and recreational or public hunting area acquired
by the commissioner since the last report. The commissioner shall maintain a long range
plan governing the use of the public domain under the commissioner's jurisdiction.

Sec. 2. new text beginALLOWING PETS IN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
FACILITIES.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources must amend Minnesota Rules, part 6100.1100,
to allow a dog, cat, or other pet animal to enter a building in a state park, forest campground,
or forest day use area and to be unrestrained in that building if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the area into which the dog, cat, or other pet animal will enter and in which it will
be unrestrained is an area that is rented by one individual or group at a time, and doors or
other barriers will prevent the pet from escaping to areas used by others; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the fee under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.03, is paid.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginADOPTING RULES; GOOD CAUSE EXEMPTION.
new text end

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

Sec. 4. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end