The commissioner of management and budget may issue medallions to commemorate popular contemporaneous events of statewide interest.
The commissioner of management and budget may make reasonable arrangements with public or private entities for the production, distribution, marketing, and sale of the medallions. The commissioner of management and budget or other entity may solicit and receive nonstate funds or in-kind contributions in connection with any part of the medallion program. Proceeds from sales, nonstate funds, and in-kind contributions must be deposited in a dedicated account.
Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of management and budget for purposes of the program. Any profit earned on the sale of the medallions must be used for grants to support the event for which the medallions were issued. The state grant must be matched by an equal amount from private sources.