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                            CHAPTER 360-S.F.No. 3200 
                  An act relating to natural resources; regulating 
                  insurance coverages and liability limitations for 
                  certain environmental learning centers; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0875. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0875, is 
        amended to read: 
           84.0875 [ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTERS.] 
           The commissioner may acquire and better, or make grants to 
        counties, home rule charter or statutory cities, or school 
        districts to acquire and better, residential environmental 
        learning centers where students may learn how to use, preserve, 
        and renew the natural resources of this state.  A facility and 
        reasonable access to it must be owned by the state or a 
        political subdivision but may be leased to or managed by a 
        nonprofit organization to carry out an environmental learning 
        program established by the commissioner.  The lease or 
        management agreement must comply with the requirements of 
        section 16A.695 and must provide for the procurement of 
        liability insurance by the nonprofit organization.  A nonprofit 
        organization that is operating an environmental learning center 
        under this section is a municipality for purposes of the 
        liability limitations of section 466.04 while acting within the 
        scope of these activities. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 6, 2002 
           Signed by the governor May 8, 2002, 11:20 a.m.