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    Subdivision 1. Sales authorized; gift certificates. The commissioner may sell natural
resources-related publications and maps; forest resource assessment products; federal migratory
waterfowl, junior duck, and other federal stamps; and other nature-related merchandise, and
may rent or sell items for the convenience of persons using Department of Natural Resources
facilities or services. The commissioner may sell gift certificates for any items rented or sold.
Notwithstanding section 16A.1285, a fee charged by the commissioner under this section may
include a reasonable amount in excess of the actual cost to support Department of Natural
Resources programs. The commissioner may advertise the availability of a program or item
offered under this section.
    Subd. 1a. Software sales. Notwithstanding section 16E.15, the commissioner may sell or
license intellectual property and software products or services developed by the department or
custom developed by a vendor for the department.
    Subd. 2. Receipts; appropriation. Except as provided under section 89.421, money
received by the commissioner under this section or to buy supplies for the use of volunteers,
may be credited to one or more special accounts in the state treasury and is appropriated to
the commissioner for the purposes for which the money was received. Money received from
sales at the state fair shall be available for state fair related costs. Money received from sales
of intellectual property and software products or services shall be available for development,
maintenance, and support of software products and systems.
    Subd. 3. Exemption from rulemaking and legislative approval. A fee charged under this
section is not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not
apply. The commissioner may establish fees under this section notwithstanding section 16A.1283.
History: 1987 c 404 s 93; 1991 c 254 art 2 s 4; 1992 c 513 art 2 s 19; 1997 c 226 s 6; 1999 c
231 s 84,85; 2004 c 221 s 6; 2005 c 156 art 5 s 23; 2007 c 57 art 1 s 22,23