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Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language


                         Laws of Minnesota 1990 

                        CHAPTER 427-H.F.No. 2350 
           An act relating to natural resources; authorizing the 
          commissioner to designate agents to sell state park 
          permits; clarifying requirements for financial 
          assurance to be provided by mining operators; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 85.053, subdivision 
          1; and 93.49. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 85.053, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [FORM, ISSUANCE, VALIDITY.] (a) The 
commissioner shall prepare and provide state park permits for 
each calendar year that state a motor vehicle may enter and use 
state parks, state recreation areas, and state waysides over 50 
acres in area.  State park permits must be available and placed 
on sale by October 1 of the year preceding the calendar year 
that the permit is valid.  
    (b) A state park permit may be affixed when purchased and 
used from the time it is affixed until the end of the calendar 
year for which it is issued.  State park permits in each 
category must be numbered consecutively for each year of issue.  
    (c) State park permits shall be issued by employees of the 
division of parks and recreation as designated by the 
commissioner.  State park permits also may be consigned to and 
issued by agents designated by the commissioner who are not 
employees of the division of parks and recreation.  All proceeds 
from the sale of permits and all unsold permits consigned to 
agents shall be returned to the commissioner at such times as 
the commissioner may direct, but no later than the end of the 
calendar year for which the permits are effective.  No part of 
the permit fee may be retained by an agent.  An additional 
charge or fee in an amount to be determined by the commissioner, 
but not to exceed four percent of the price of the permit, may 
be collected and retained by an agent for handling or selling 
the permits. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 93.49, is amended 
to read: 
    The commissioner shall require a bond or other security or 
other financial assurance satisfactory to the commissioner from 
an operator. who (a) fails to take reclamation measures set 
forth in the permit or any amendment thereto, (b) fails to 
comply with rules promulgated by the commissioner pursuant to 
section 93.47, or (c) fails to perform research which may be 
agreed upon by the permittee and the commissioner or required by 
sections 93.44 to 93.51, in regard to reclamation of mining 
areas under the control of the operator.  The commissioner also 
may require a bond, security, or other assurance from an 
operator if the commissioner has reasonable doubts as to the 
operator's financial ability to comply with the rules relative 
to actions required to be taken after the completion of such 
mining operations or any phase thereof.  The commissioner shall 
review annually the need for and extent of each operator's bond 
financial assurance under this section. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective 30 days after final enactment. 
    Presented to the governor April 10, 1990 
    Signed by the governor April 12, 1990, 10:52 a.m.