The commissioner may sell reports, publications, or related publicity or promotional material of the department that the commissioner determines should not be supplied gratis to those who wish to employ them in the conduct of their business.
(a) Fees for reports, publications, or related publicity or promotional material are not subject to the rulemaking requirements of chapter 14 and are not subject to section 16A.1285. The fees prescribed by the commissioner must be commensurate with the distribution objective of the department for the material produced or with the cost of furnishing the services. Except as described in paragraph (b), all fees for materials and services must be deposited in the general fund.
(b) The commissioner may sell marketing materials at cost to economic development organizations and others in quantities that would not otherwise be available through general fund appropriations. Funds received must be placed in a special revolving account and are appropriated to the commissioner to pay for the production of the materials.
Department publications may contain advertising and may receive advertising revenue from profit and nonprofit organizations, associations, individuals and corporations, and other state, federal or local government agencies. Advertising revenues shall be deposited in the general fund. The commissioner shall set advertising rates and fees commensurate with services rendered and distribution objectives.
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