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    Subdivision 1. General power. Notwithstanding any other law, all or any part of the
jurisdiction acquired by the United States over any land or place in the state under section 1.041
or 1.042 or any other statute may be retroceded to the state in the manner provided in this section.
    Subd. 2. Offer; acceptance; recording. Retrocession of jurisdiction shall be initiated
by written offer to the governor by an authorized officer of the United States agency having
supervision over the land. Retrocession shall not take effect until
(a) the governor, after consulting with the governing bodies of counties or municipalities
where all or part of the federal lands are situated, has accepted jurisdiction on behalf of the state,
(b) a certificate evidencing acceptance is filed with the secretary of state, and
(c) a duplicate is recorded in the office of the county recorder of each county where the
lands or any part of them are situated.
    Subd. 3. State and local jurisdiction. The jurisdiction ceded to the state under subdivision 1
shall be exercised by the appropriate state authorities and by the local governmental units where
all or part of the affected federal lands are situated.
History: 1977 c 125 s 2; 1984 c 628 art 1 s 1