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                             CHAPTER 36-H.F.No. 812 
                  An act relating to natural resources; broadening the 
                  uses permitted for emergency materials and equipment; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 88.065. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 88.065, is 
        amended to read: 
           88.065 [EQUIPMENT FURNISHED.] 
           Subject to applicable provisions of state laws respecting 
        purchases, the commissioner of natural resources may purchase 
        for and furnish to any governmental subdivisions of the state 
        authorized to engage in wildfire prevention or suppression 
        natural disaster relief materials or equipment therefor, and may 
        transport, repair, and renovate wildfire prevention and 
        suppression natural disaster relief materials and equipment for 
        governmental subdivisions of the state.  The commissioner may 
        use any funds available for the purchase of wildfire prevention 
        or suppression natural disaster relief equipment or for its 
        repair, transportation, and renovation under federal grants, if 
        permitted by the terms thereof, or under state appropriations, 
        unless otherwise expressly provided.  Except as otherwise 
        authorized or permitted by federal or state laws or regulations, 
        the governmental subdivision receiving any such materials or 
        services shall reimburse the state for the cost.  All moneys 
        received in reimbursement shall be credited to the fund from 
        which the purchase, transportation, repair, or renovation was 
        made, and are hereby reappropriated annually and shall be 
        available for the same purpose as the original 
        appropriation.  As used in this section, "natural disaster 
        relief "includes wildfire prevention or suppression, hazardous 
        material discharge control or clean-up, and flood or windstorm 
        relief. 
           Presented to the governor April 10, 1995 
           Signed by the governor April 12, 1995, 11:32 a.m.