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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.