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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 643-H.F.No. 1559 
           An act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota 
          Constitution, article XI, section 10; allowing public 
          lands of the state to be exchanged for any other 
          public land; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, 
          sections 94.343, subdivision 1; and 94.349, 
          subdivision 3.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.] 
    Subdivision 1.  The following amendment to the Minnesota 
Constitution, article XI, section 10, is proposed to the 
people.  If the amendment is adopted, the section shall read as 
follows:  
    Sec. 10.  As the legislature may provide, any of the public 
lands of the state, including lands held in trust for any 
purpose, may be exchanged for lands of the United States any 
publicly or privately held lands with the unanimous approval of 
the governor, the attorney general and the state auditor.  Lands 
so acquired shall be subject to the trust, if any, to which the 
lands exchanged therefor were subject.  The state shall reserve 
all mineral and water power rights in lands transferred by the 
state.  
    Sec. 2.  [SUBMISSION TO VOTERS.] 
    The proposed amendment shall be submitted to the people at 
the 1984 general election.  The question submitted shall be:  
    "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to allow the 
exchange of state-owned lands for other lands owned by the state 
or local governments?  
                                   Yes ....... 
                                   No ........" 
     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 94.343, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  Except as otherwise herein provided, any 
Class A land may, with the unanimous approval of the board, be 
exchanged for land of the United States any publicly held or 
privately owned land in the manner and subject to the conditions 
herein prescribed.  The commissioner, with the approval of the 
board, shall formulate general programs of exchange of Class A 
land designed to serve the best interests of the state in the 
acquisition, development, and use of lands for purposes within 
the province of the department of natural resources. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 94.349, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  The classes of state land which may be involved 
in a transfer of title are the same as those which may be 
exchanged under land exchange laws and are subject to the same 
limitations as are applied to state lands under land exchange 
laws.  In addition, land subject to the public sale requirements 
of Minnesota Constitution, Article XI, Section 8, shall be 
condemned prior to any title transfer.  The condemnation award 
must be paid and the time to appeal from the award must have 
expired prior to any title transfer under this section.  
    Sec. 5.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 3 and 4 are effective upon ratification of the 
amendment proposed in section 1. 
    Approved May 2, 1984

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