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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. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 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: 93.49 [
BONDFINANCIAL ASSURANCE OF OPERATOR.] 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 andextent of each operator's bondfinancial 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.