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CHAPTER 65-S.F.No. 881 An act relating to recreation; creating a parks and trails plan of regional significance in certain counties in central Minnesota; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 85. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [85.50] [DEFINITION.] For purposes of sections 1 to 3, "central Minnesota regional parks and trails plan" or "plan" means a recreational park and trail plan in the counties of Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne that includes, at a minimum, existing regionally significant parks and trails that are identified in the plan under a local unit of government jurisdiction and includes newly developed parks and trails or trail connections to communities, parks, or public open space. Sec. 2. [85.51] [PLANNING; COORDINATION.] Plan development, adoption, and amendments shall be coordinated with the counties of Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne by an appropriate regional parks and trail coordination board that is created under a joint powers agreement. Sec. 3. [85.52] [GRANTS; PRIORITIES.] The regional parks and trail coordination board under section 2 may administer grants from the United States, the state, or other sources to develop, enhance, or maintain the central Minnesota regional parks and trails plan, and must dispose of grant money in accordance with the acceptance of any agreement or contract. In developing, enhancing, and maintaining the plan, the parks and trails coordination board must develop priorities for expenditure of grant money. Presented to the governor April 13, 1999 Signed by the governor April 16, 1999, 12:20 p.m.