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16A.125 STATE TRUST LANDS.
    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1976 c 231 s 34]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1976 c 231 s 34]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1976 c 231 s 34]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1969 c 399 s 51]
    Subd. 5. Forest trust lands. (a) The term "state forest trust fund lands" as used in this
subdivision, means public land in trust under the Constitution set apart as "forest lands under the
authority of the commissioner" of natural resources as defined by section 89.001, subdivision 13.
(b) The commissioner of finance shall credit the revenue from the forest trust fund lands to
the forest suspense account. The account must specify the trust funds interested in the lands and
the respective receipts of the lands.
(c) After a fiscal year, the commissioner of finance shall certify the total costs incurred for
forestry during that year under appropriations for the protection, improvement, administration,
and management of state forest trust fund lands and construction and improvement of forest roads
to enhance the forest value of the lands. The certificate must specify the trust funds interested
in the lands. The commissioner of natural resources shall supply the commissioner of finance
with the information needed for the certificate.
(d) After a fiscal year, the commissioner shall distribute the receipts credited to the suspense
account during that fiscal year as follows:
(1) the amount of the certified costs incurred by the state for forest management, forest
improvement, and road improvement during the fiscal year shall be transferred to the forest
management investment account established under section 89.039;
(2) the balance of the certified costs incurred by the state during the fiscal year shall be
transferred to the general fund; and
(3) the balance of the receipts shall then be returned prorated to the trust funds in proportion
to their respective interests in the lands which produced the receipts.
    Subd. 5a. Appropriation from state forest development account. Money accruing and
credited to the state forest development account is appropriated to the Division of Forestry in the
Department of Natural Resources to apply state forest resource management policy and plans
to forest trust fund lands. The appropriation is supervised and controlled by the commissioner
of natural resources.
The appropriation shall be spent according to law and remains available until spent. The
appropriation is not available for spending until any estimates required by law are approved by
the commissioner of finance. An obligation to spend money may not be made unless there is an
available balance not otherwise encumbered in the appropriation.
    Subd. 6.[Repealed by amendment, 1995 c 220 s 26]
    Subd. 6a.[Repealed, 1996 c 395 s 17]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1976 c 231 s 34]
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 1976 c 231 s 34]
    Subd. 9.[Repealed, 1976 c 231 s 34]
    Subd. 10.[Repealed, 1976 c 231 s 34]
History: (53-18s) 1939 c 431 art 2 s 20; 1953 c 741 s 60; 1955 c 714 s 1,2; 1957 c 140 s 1;
1957 c 852 s 1-4; 1959 c 344 s 1-4; 1959 c 667 s 1,2; 1961 c 571 s 1; 1965 c 901 s 57 subd 6; 1967
c 314 s 1; 1967 c 905 s 9; 1969 c 399 s 1; 1969 c 567 s 3; 1969 c 1129 art 3 s 1; 1971 c 24 s 2;
1973 c 254 s 3; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1973 c 507 s 45; 1974 c 10 s 1; 1974 c 224 s 1; 1976 c 239 s 10;
1982 c 511 s 31; 1983 c 301 s 88; 1984 c 628 art 2 s 1,4; art 6 s 1; 1984 c 654 art 2 s 55,56; 1989
c 335 art 4 s 7; 1994 c 465 art 3 s 4; 1995 c 220 s 26; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 12