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    Subdivision 1. Great Lakes protection account. Any money received by the state from
the Great Lakes protection fund, whether in the form of annual earnings or otherwise, must be
deposited in the state treasury and credited to a special Great Lakes protection account. Money in
the account must be spent only as specifically appropriated by law for protecting water quality in
the Great Lakes. Approved purposes include, but are not limited to, supplementing in a stable
and predictable manner state and federal commitments to Great Lakes water quality programs
by providing grants to finance projects that advance the goals of the regional Great Lakes toxic
substances control agreement and the binational Great Lakes water quality agreement.
    Subd. 2. LCCMR review. The legislature intends not to appropriate money from the
Great Lakes protection account until projects have been reviewed and recommended by the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources. A work plan must be prepared for each
project for review by the commission. The commission must recommend specific projects to
the legislature.
History: 1990 c 594 art 1 s 59; 2006 c 243 s 21