The revolving fund established under Laws 1941, chapter 548, section 37, subdivision E, item 4 is the state parks working capital account. The account is to be used to maintain and operate the revenue producing facilities and to operate the resource management and interpretive programs in the state parks within the limits in this section.
All receipts derived from the rental or sale of state park items, tours at Forestville Mystery Cave State Park, and operation of Douglas Lodge shall be deposited in the state treasury and be credited to the state parks working capital account. Receipts and expenses from Douglas Lodge shall be tracked separately within the account. Money in the account is annually appropriated for the purchase and payment of expenses attributable to items for resale or rental and operation of Douglas Lodge. Any excess receipts in this account are annually appropriated for state park management and interpretive programs.
Notwithstanding section 16A.1283, the commissioner of natural resources shall, by written order, adjust the schedule of charges for operating facilities within state parks so as to produce income sufficient to defray all expenses required to provide proper operations of said facilities. An adjustment to the schedule of charges is not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply.
Purchases made from the state parks working capital fund are exempt from competitive bidding, notwithstanding chapter 16C.
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