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    Subdivision 1. Legislative authorization. A unit of the outdoor recreation system shall be
deemed to be authorized upon the enactment of a law (1) describing the land, water, or facility
which shall comprise the unit; (2) designating the unit's classification pursuant to section 86A.05;
(3) directing and authorizing acquisition of the unit thus described; and (4) specifying the methods
of acquisition and the types of interests in land that may be acquired.
    Subd. 2. Acquisition. Upon authorization of a unit pursuant to subdivision 1, the managing
agency shall as soon as possible acquire the lands, waters, or facilities as authorized.
    Subd. 3. Authorization by designation. In any instance where a managing agency, or the
commissioner of administration on behalf of the managing agency, is specifically empowered by
law to acquire lands or waters or any interest in lands or waters for the purpose of establishing
units of the outdoor recreation system a unit may be authorized upon (1) the acquisition of land
and waters pursuant to the lawful exercise of the power to acquire and (2) the designation by the
managing agency of the land and waters as a classified unit of the outdoor recreation system by
written order published in the State Register. Designations are not subject to the rulemaking
provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply.
History: 1975 c 353 s 7; 2004 c 221 s 23

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