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    Subdivision 1. Authority. The commissioner of transportation shall adopt and may modify,
amend, or repeal rules governing the issuance of permits or renewals thereof for the erection and
maintenance of advertising devices within scenic areas; provided that the commissioner shall
not adopt, modify, amend, or repeal any rule that will impair any agreement with the federal
government. The commissioner of transportation may limit the application of any rule adopted by
the commissioner to exclude or include in whole or in part, specified areas within the scenic area
based upon use, nature of the surrounding community, or such other factors as may make separate
classification or rule necessary or desirable.
    Subd. 2. Federal participation. Such rules shall be designed to the end that the state may
receive any federal participation that may be available in the cost of acquiring the necessary
easements for such scenic areas, and to effectuate the general purposes of Laws 1971, chapter
883, and the specific objectives of providing for traffic safety along any interstate or primary
highway in the vicinity of scenic areas and of preserving and enhancing the natural scenic beauty
or the aesthetic features of the highway and scenic areas adjacent thereto.
History: 1965 c 828 s 6; Ex1967 c 9 s 8; 1971 c 883 s 4; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1985 c 248 s
70; 1986 c 444

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