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                            CHAPTER 165-S.F.No. 795 
                  An act relating to natural resources; requiring the 
                  continuation of grant-in-aid snowmobile trail access 
                  when the commissioner of natural resources acquires 
                  land; permitting all-terrain vehicles to be operated 
                  on certain recreational land trails in Mille Lacs and 
                  Pine counties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, 
                  section 84.83, by adding a subdivision. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.83, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [TRAIL CONTINUATION ON LANDS ACQUIRED BY THE 
        STATE.] When the commissioner acquires lands with easements or 
        other agreements for snowmobile trails that have received 
        grant-in-aid financing under this section, the commissioner 
        shall: 
           (1) continue the easements or other agreements for the 
        snowmobile trail; or 
           (2) develop an alternative route for the trail, including 
        acquiring any necessary easements or other agreements for the 
        trail right-of-way and providing funding for all expenses 
        associated with clearing and marking the snowmobile trail. 
           Sec. 2.  [TRAILS IN MILLE LACS AND PINE COUNTIES.] 
           Notwithstanding the restrictions on vehicle travel in rules 
        adopted under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.321, all-terrain 
        vehicles or vehicles of a similar nature may be operated on 
        existing public multipurpose trails that cross wild, scenic, or 
        recreational land use districts in Mille Lacs and Pine 
        counties.  This section expires four years from the effective 
        date of this section or on the effective date of amendments to 
        rules adopted under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.321, 
        whichever is earlier. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 21, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 24, 2001, 2:00 p.m.