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                            CHAPTER 278-H.F.No. 2505 
                  An act relating to natural resources; modifying 
                  effective period of state park permits; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.053, subdivisions 
                  1 and 4. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.053, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [FORM, ISSUANCE, VALIDITY.] (a) The 
        commissioner shall prepare and provide state park permits for 
        each calendar year that state a motor vehicle may enter and use 
        state parks, state recreation areas, and state waysides over 50 
        acres in area.  State park permits must be available and placed 
        on sale by October 1 of the year preceding the calendar year 
        that the permit is valid.  
           (b) A An annual state park permit may must be affixed when 
        purchased and may be used from the time it is affixed until the 
        end of the calendar year for which it is issued for a 12-month 
        period.  State park permits in each category must be numbered 
        consecutively for each year of issue.  
           (c) State park permits shall be issued by employees of the 
        division of parks and recreation as designated by the 
        commissioner.  State park permits also may be consigned to and 
        issued by agents designated by the commissioner who are not 
        employees of the division of parks and recreation.  All proceeds 
        from the sale of permits and all unsold permits consigned to 
        agents shall be returned to the commissioner at such times as 
        the commissioner may direct, but no later than the end of the 
        calendar year for which the permits are effective.  No part of 
        the permit fee may be retained by an agent.  An additional 
        charge or fee in an amount to be determined by the commissioner, 
        but not to exceed four percent of the price of the permit, may 
        be collected and retained by an agent for handling or selling 
        the permits. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.053, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [TWO-DAY ONE-DAY PERMITS.] The commissioner shall 
        prescribe a special state park permit for use of state parks, 
        state recreation areas, or state waysides up to two days for one 
        day under conditions prescribed by the commissioner.  For 
        campers, the permit shall allow for the use of the park where 
        camped from the time of purchase until the camping check-out 
        time of the following day. 
           Presented to the governor March 21, 2000 
           Signed by the governor March 24, 2000, 10:42 a.m.

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