Msg 1 Posted: 02:23 PM 01/29/09 (CST)
DNR is being directed by the Governor and the Legislature to sell of public lands to pay down on the State Deficit. Some of this even comes from the Commissioner's Office. They have been doing this for several years. The proceeds from these land sales are going into the General Fund. Some of these public lands were purchased using Game and Fish Funds. Effectively we the anglers and hunters are funding sales of land put into things like WMAs, State Parks, State Forests and then parts are being quietly sold off and those sales dollars stolen from us. The old rob Peter to Pay Paul Game. |
Id like to urge you to support this bill. Please write, e-mail ,fax your State Senator. Many of us in the outdoors community are working hard to preserve, protect and acquire outdoor areas that will benefit future generations of Minnesotans. It makes no sense to sell off our future.
S.F. No. 353, as introduced - 86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) Posted on Jan 28, 2009
1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to natural resources; prohibiting sales of land within the outdoor
1.3recreation system for certain purposes;proposing coding for new law in
1.4Minnesota Statutes, chapter 86A.
1.5BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
1.6 Section 1. [86A.055] PROHIBITION ON SALES OF OUTDOOR RECREATION
1.7SYSTEM LANDS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.
1.8Notwithstanding Laws 2005, chapter 156, article 2, section 45, as amended by Laws
1.92007, chapter 148, article 2, section 73, or other law to the contrary, a state agency shall
1.10not sell land that, on or after the effective date of this section, is classified as a unit of the
1.11outdoor recreation system under section 86A.05, for the purpose of anticipated savings
1.12to the general fund.
1.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
'Fishermen seek greater depths'