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93.22 Disposition of payments.

Subdivision 1. Generally. All payments under sections 93.14 to 93.285 shall be made to the department of natural resources and shall be credited according to this section.

(a) If the lands or minerals and mineral rights covered by a lease are held by the state by virtue of an act of Congress, payments made under the lease shall be credited to the permanent fund of the class of land to which the leased premises belong.

(b) If a lease covers the bed of navigable waters, payments made under the lease shall be credited to the permanent school fund of the state.

(c) If the lands or minerals and mineral rights covered by a lease are held by the state in trust for the taxing districts, payments made under the lease shall be distributed annually on the first day of September as follows:

(1) 20 percent to the general fund; and

(2) 80 percent to the respective counties in which the lands lie, to be apportioned among the taxing districts interested therein as follows: county, three-ninths; town or city, two-ninths; and school district, four-ninths.

(d) Except as provided under this section and except where the disposition of payments may be otherwise directed by law, all payments shall be paid into the general fund of the state.

Subd. 2. Taconite lease revenue. Notwithstanding subdivision 1, from July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2006, payments made under state taconite leases shall be distributed as follows:

(1) if the lands or minerals and mineral rights covered by a lease are held by the state by virtue of a school, swamp, or internal improvement land grant of Congress, payments made under the lease shall be distributed annually on September 1 to the school fund mineral lease suspense account created under section 93.223, subdivision 1; and

(2) if the lands or minerals and mineral rights covered by a lease are held by the state by virtue of a university land grant of Congress, payments made under the lease shall be distributed annually on September 1 to the university mineral lease suspense account created under section 93.223, subdivision 2.

HIST: (6411) 1921 c 412 s 9; 1925 c 395; 1927 c 389 s 1; 1973 c 492 s 14; 2000 c 495 s 18; 1Sp2001 c 6 art 1 s 1