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15.38 NONINSURANCE OF STATE PROPERTY; EXCEPTIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Insurance prohibited. No public funds shall be expended on account of any
insurance upon state property against loss or damage by fire or tornado, nor shall any state officer
or board contract for or incur any indebtedness against the state on account of any such insurance,
except as specifically authorized in this section, section 15.39, or other law.
    Subd. 2. Stillwater prison. The commissioner of corrections may insure the state of
Minnesota against loss by fire or tornado to the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater, or
the contents thereof, in any insurance companies licensed to do business in this state, in such an
amount as the commissioner may from time to time determine and to pay the premiums therefor
from the revolving fund of the institution.
    Subd. 3. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The Board of Trustees of the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities may purchase insurance coverage as it deems
necessary and appropriate to protect buildings and contents and for activities ancillary to the
programs of the state colleges and universities.
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1995 c 212 art 4 s 65]
    Subd. 5. Family farm security program. The commissioner of agriculture may purchase
insurance as authorized in section 41.56, subdivision 7.
    Subd. 6. Department of Military Affairs. The adjutant general may purchase insurance
coverage deemed necessary to indemnify the Department of Military Affairs for workers'
compensation awards paid for state employees employed under federal cooperative funding
agreements.
    Subd. 7. Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board. The Iron Range Resources
and Rehabilitation Board may purchase insurance it considers necessary and appropriate to
insure facilities operated by the board.
    Subd. 8. Authorized purchases. The commissioner of administration may authorize the
purchase of insurance on state property that agencies of state government deem necessary and
appropriate to protect buildings and contents.
    Subd. 9. Sibley House. The Sibley House Association may purchase fire, wind, hail, and
vandalism insurance and insurance coverage for fine art objects from state appropriations.
History: (3599) 1919 c 256 s 1; 1929 c 78 s 1; 1953 c 593 s 2; 1959 c 263 s 2; 1974 c 406 s
3; 1979 c 102 s 13; 1981 c 359 s 12; 1983 c 332 s 17; 1986 c 329 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1
art 10 s 2; 1988 c 423 s 1; 1990 c 506 art 2 s 5; 1993 c 369 s 36; 1995 c 212 art 4 s 2