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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 320-S.F.No. 326 
           An act relating to public safety; authorizing 
          executive council, under federal law, to repair state 
          property damaged by major disaster; dedicating 
          receipts from criminal justice datacommunications 
          network billings; appropriating video gaming license 
          fees to commissioner of public safety for disbursal to 
          municipalities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, 
          sections 9.061, subdivision 1; 299C.48; and 349.52, 
          subdivisions 2 and 3. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 9.061, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  The executive council may: 
    (a) take such measures as are necessary to prevent an 
impending disaster that threatens to destroy life or property; 
    (b) grant relief to communities stricken by disease, fire, 
action of the elements, or extreme economic distress; 
    (c) prevent the occurrence or spread of any disaster; and 
    (d) grant relief to individuals or families adversely 
affected by a major disaster in conformance with federal 
disaster relief laws and regulations.  Any grants made shall be 
refunded to the state if the financial assistance needed is 
received from any other source; and 
    (e) repair state property damaged by a major disaster in 
conformance with federal disaster relief laws and regulations.  
    In these emergencies, the executive council may, when 
necessary, commandeer and use any property, vehicle, means of 
transportation, means of communication, or public service.  The 
owner of any property taken shall be given a receipt for the 
property and be paid for its use and for any damages inflicted 
upon the property while in the service of the executive council. 
     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 299C.48, is 
amended to read: 
    (a) Any criminal justice agency may connect with and 
participate in the criminal justice datacommunications network 
upon approval of the commissioner of public safety; provided, 
that the agency shall first agree to pay installation charges as 
may be necessary for connection and monthly operational charges 
as may be established by the commissioner of public safety.  
Before participation by a criminal justice agency may be 
approved, the agency must have executed an agreement with the 
commissioner providing for security of network facilities and 
restrictions on access to data supplied to and received through 
the network. 
    (b) The installation and monthly operational charges 
collected by the commissioner of public safety under paragraph 
(a) are annually appropriated to the commissioner to administer 
sections 299C.46 to 299C.50. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 349.52, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [COLLECTION.] At the time a video game of chance 
is sold to an operator, the distributor must collect the license 
fee specified in subdivision 1.  The distributor must affix to 
each game a stamp containing the operator's license number.  All 
license fees must be given to the state treasurer for deposit in 
the account created in commissioner for distribution under 
subdivision 3.  
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 349.52, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [VIDEO GAMING LICENSE ACCOUNT.] There is 
created (a) Fees collected by the commissioner under sections 
349.50 to 349.60 must be deposited in the state treasury an in a 
special account to be known as the "video gaming license 
account."  All fees received by the state treasury pursuant to 
this section must be credited to this account.  Money in the 
account is appropriated to the commissioner for distribution 
under paragraph (b). 
    (b) The commissioner operator shall, by January 10 31 of 
each year, certify to the state treasurer commissioner the 
number of video games of chance located in each city, and in 
each county outside of incorporated areas, on December 31 of the 
previous year.  Within ten 15 days of receiving this 
certification the state treasurer commissioner shall pay from 
the video gaming license account to each city and county $30 for 
each video game of chance located in the city or in the county 
outside city limits.  After making these payments the state 
treasurer commissioner shall transfer the unexpended balance in 
the account to the general fund.  
    Sec. 5.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 4 are effective July 1, 1987. 
    Approved May 29, 1987

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