Notwithstanding section 160.08, the commissioner may sell travel and tourism-related publications and maps and travel and tourism-related merchandise and services. The commissioner may rent or sell items for the convenience of persons using safety rest areas, including local attraction tickets, and permits and licenses issued by units of government. Notwithstanding section 16A.1285, the commissioner of transportation may collect a service fee for the sale of lottery tickets, local attraction tickets, and permits and licenses.
Merchandise that competes with vending machine sales authorized under section 160.273 is subject to the provisions of subdivision 5. Food and beverage sales are limited to those items that are sold from vending machines.
The commissioner may advertise the availability of a program or item offered under this section.
Notwithstanding section 16E.15 or 160.08, the commissioner may sell or license intellectual property and software products or services developed by a government unit or custom-developed by a vendor for a government unit.
Money received by the commissioner under this section must be deposited in the safety rest area account established in section 160.2745.
The commissioner and the designated state licensing agency authorized under United States Code, title 20, sections 107 to 107e, shall enter into an interagency agreement before rest areas are leased or before nonvending machine sales occur at rest areas. The interagency agreement must identify what constitutes competing merchandise and establish policies and procedures related to the sale of competing merchandise at rest areas.