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16A.1283 Legislative approval required.

(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, an executive branch state agency may not impose a new fee or increase an existing fee unless the new fee or increase is approved by law. For purposes of this section, a fee is any charge for goods, services, regulation, or licensure, and, notwithstanding paragraph (b), clause (3), includes charges for admission to or for use of public facilities owned by the state.

(b) This section does not apply to:

(1) charges billed within or between state agencies, or billed to federal agencies;

(2) the Minnesota state colleges and universities system; or

(3) charges for goods and services provided for the direct and primary use of a private individual, business, or other entity.

(c) An executive branch agency may reduce a fee that was set by rule before the effective date of this section without legislative approval. Chapter 14 does not apply to fee reductions under this paragraph.

HIST: 1999 c 250 art 1 s 49

* NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 1999, chapter 250, *article 1, section 49, is effective July 1, 2001. Laws 1999, *chapter 250, article 1, section 116.