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HF 1677

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/25/2021 03:32pm

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

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/25/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; requiring an all-terrain wheelchair outdoor recreation
plan; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginALL-TERRAIN WHEELCHAIR OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN;
APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
natural resources to develop a plan, in consultation with interested parties, to provide
opportunities for persons with disabilities to access and use all-terrain wheelchairs within
the state's outdoor recreation system. The plan must:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify potential partners to facilitate wheelchair and trailer rentals;
new text end

new text begin (2) include a draft proposal for submission to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on
Minnesota Resources for funding for wheelchairs, trailers, and other necessary costs;
new text end

new text begin (3) include draft legislation for any changes necessary to state law to allow the use of
the wheelchairs in the state's outdoor recreation system, excluding scientific and natural
areas, without a special permit or additional approval from the commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (4) be submitted to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the environment
and natural resources by January 15, 2022.
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