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

                            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.