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CHAPTER 509-S.F.No. 760 An act relating to natural resources; granting power to the commissioner of natural resources to give nominal gifts, acknowledge contributions, and sell advertising; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 84.027, by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 84.027, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 12. [PROPERTY DISPOSAL; GIFT ACKNOWLEDGMENT; ADVERTISING SALES.] (a) The commissioner may give away to members of the public items with a value of less than $10 that are intended to promote conservation of natural resources or create awareness of the state and its resources or natural resource management programs. The total value of items given to the public under this paragraph may not exceed $25,000 per year. (b) The commissioner may recognize the contribution of money or in-kind services on plaques, signs, publications, audio-visual materials, and media advertisements by allowing the organization's contribution to be acknowledged in print of readable size. (c) The commissioner may accept paid advertising for departmental publications. Advertising revenues received are appropriated to the commissioner to be used to defray costs of publications, media productions, or other informational materials. The commissioner may not accept paid advertising from any elected official or candidate for elective office. Presented to the governor April 22, 1994 Signed by the governor April 25, 1994, 11:58 a.m.