CHAPTER 3--H.F.No. 55
relating to state lands; modifying stream easement acquisition provisions; modifying state park, state forest, and land exchange provisions; adding to and deleting from state parks and state forests; authorizing public and private sales, conveyances, and exchanges of certain state land;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 84.0272, subdivision 2; 85.012, subdivision 40; 89.021, by adding a subdivision; 89.032, subdivision 2; 94.342, by adding a subdivision.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the commissioner may acquire permanent stream easements for angler access, fish management, and habitat work for a onetime payment based on a value attributed to both the stream and the easement corridor. The payment shall equal:
(1) the per linear foot of stream within the easement corridor times $5; plus
(2) the easement corridor acres times the estimated market value.
(b) The estimated market value is equal to:
(1) the total farm market value plus the timberlands value; divided by
(2) the acres of deeded farmland plus the acres of timber.
(c) The total farm market value, timberlands value, acres of deeded farmland, and acres of timber are determined from data collected by the Department of Revenue during its annual spring mini abstract survey. The commissioner must use the most recent available data for the city or township within which the easement corridor is located.
(d) The commissioner shall periodically review the easement payment rates under this subdivision to determine whether the stream easement payments reflect current shoreland market values. If the commissioner determines that the easements do not reflect current shoreland market values, the commissioner shall report to the senate and house of representatives natural resources policy committees with recommendations for changes to this subdivision that are necessary for the stream easement payment rates to reflect current shoreland market values. The recommendations may include an adjustment to the dollar amount in paragraph (a), clause (1).
McCarthy Beach State Park, St. Louis County, which is hereby renamed from McCarthy Beach Memorial State Park.
Acquisition for state forests.
The commissioner may acquire lands or interest in lands for state forest purposes subject to mineral reservations.
Presented to the governor February 28, 2011
Signed by the governor March 2, 2011, 11:44 a.m.