language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1984 CHAPTER 553-S.F.No. 1790 An act relating to natural resources; eliminating duplicative appraisal reviews in land acquisition procedures; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 84.0272; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 84.0271. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 84.0272, is amended to read: 84.0272 [PROCEDURE IN ACQUIRING LANDS.] When the commissioner of natural resources is authorized to acquire lands or interests in lands the procedure set forth in this section shall apply. The commissioner of natural resources shall first prepare a fact sheet showing the lands to be acquired, the legal authority for their acquisition, and the qualities of the land that make it a desirable acquisition. The commissioner of natural resources shall cause the lands to be appraised. An appraiser shall before entering upon the duties of his office take and subscribe an oath that he will faithfully and impartially discharge his duties as appraiser according to the best of his ability and that he is not interested directly or indirectly in any of the lands to be appraised or the timber or improvements thereon or in the sale thereof and has entered into no agreement or combination to purchase the same or any part thereof, which oath shall be attached to the report of the appraisal. The commissioner of natural resources shall not agree to pay more than ten percent above the appraised value.
The commissioner of natural resources shall submit the appraisal to the commissioner of administration as required by section 84.0271 along with a copy of the fact sheet and any other information which the commissioner of natural resources deems proper.New appraisals may be made at the discretion of the commissioner of natural resources or the commissioner of administration. Sec. 2. [REPEALER.] Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 84.0271, is repealed. Approved April 25, 1984