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    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1969 c 1129 art 3 s 2]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1969 c 1129 art 3 s 2]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1969 c 1129 art 3 s 2]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1969 c 1129 art 3 s 2]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1969 c 1129 art 3 s 2]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1977 c 172 s 3]
    Subd. 7. Contracts. The commissioner of natural resources may contract with the federal
government, local governmental units, the University of Minnesota, and other educational
institutions, and private persons as may be necessary in the performance of duties. Contracts
made pursuant to this section for professional services shall not be subject to the provisions of
chapter 16C, as they relate to competitive bidding.
    Subd. 8. Recreational areas; maintenance services. Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, the commissioner of natural resources may negotiate contracts, with or without requiring
the submission of bids therefor, for the providing of maintenance services for recreational
facilities on land under the control of the commissioner of natural resources. The terms and
conditions of such contracts shall be as agreed upon and shall be such as to promote and
encourage the employment of needy, elderly persons.
    Subd. 9. Professional services support account. The commissioner of natural resources
may bill the various programs carried out by the commissioner for the costs of providing them
with professional support services. Except as provided under section 89.421, receipts must be
credited to a special account in the state treasury and are appropriated to the commissioner to pay
the costs for which the billings were made.
    The commissioner of natural resources shall submit to the commissioner of finance before
the start of each fiscal year a work plan showing the estimated work to be done during the coming
year, the estimated cost of doing the work, and the positions and fees that will be necessary. This
account is exempted from statewide and agency indirect cost payments.
    Subd. 10. Recreational vehicles and boats used for public purposes. All snowmobiles
and outboard motors that are purchased by the commissioner of natural resources must be
of the four-stroke engine model, except that the commissioner may purchase models with
two-stroke engines if the commissioner determines that they are as environmentally efficient
or that four-stroke engines are not practical for the intended natural resource management
purpose. The commissioner shall give preference to engine models manufactured in the United
States. All all-terrain vehicles purchased by the commissioner must be manufactured in the
state of Minnesota.
History: 1943 c 60 s 1; 1947 c 609 s 25; 1949 c 467 s 1; 1949 c 739 s 7 subd 1; 1951 c
713 s 10; 1957 c 898 s 1; 1967 c 905 s 2; 1969 c 1129 art 10 s 2; 1971 c 929 s 1; 1986 c 444;
1989 c 335 art 1 s 66; 1995 c 186 s 21; 1998 c 386 art 2 s 24; 2002 c 355 s 1; 2005 c 146 s 1;
2007 c 57 art 1 s 18

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