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90.031 EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND COMMISSIONER POWERS.
    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1967 c 66 s 3]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1967 c 66 s 3]
    Subd. 3. Settlement. The commissioner may make settlement for not less than the full value
of any timber cut by lessees of state lands holding under section 92.50.
    Subd. 4. Timber rules. The Executive Council may formulate and establish, from time
to time, rules it deems advisable for the transaction of timber business of the state, including
approval of the sale of timber on any tract in a lot exceeding 6,000 cords in volume when the sale
is in the best interests of the state, and may abrogate, modify, or suspend rules at its pleasure.
    Subd. 5. Appointment of agents. The Executive Council may appoint one or more agents to
gather evidence in any action brought by the state or to investigate the correctness of any state
appraiser's or scaler's report or to ascertain whether any timber proposed to be sold is subject
to sale, or whether any trespass has been committed on state lands, and may send such agent
to examine such timber or lands. Such agents of the Executive Council, independently of the
commissioner, state appraisers, or scalers shall report, in writing, to the governor, and the money
necessary to defray expenses in connection therewith shall be paid upon verified accounts from
any funds available for the expenses of the Executive Council.
History: (6394-8) 1925 c 276 s 8; 1933 c 375 s 1; 1937 c 368 s 2; 1939 c 32 s 1; 1961 c
202 s 7; 1965 c 337 s 1; 1967 c 568 s 3; 1981 c 305 s 1; 1984 c 613 s 2; 1987 c 109 s 4; 1993 c
172 s 43; 1996 c 295 s 3