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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

Legislative Session number- 89

Bill Name: SF1764

1E Relating to state government

ARTICLE 1 - AGRICULTURE
APPROPRIATIONS

Appropriating money to the department of agriculture for
protection services, agricultural marketing and development, bioenergy and
value-added agriculture, administration and financial assistance; appropriating
money to the board of animal health and the agricultural utilization
research
institute

ARTICLE 2 - AGRICULTURE STATUTORY CHANGES

Establishing
pilot urban agriculture development grants; modifying pest control license
provisions, commercial applicator license provisions, certain specialty
fertilizer, soil amendment and plant amendment application and inspection fees,
certain provisions relating to plant protection and export certification
provisions; "Industrial Hemp Development Act"; providing for the development and
regulation of an industrial hemp industry; defining certain terms; authorizing
industrial hemp research, specifying authorized activities and site registration
requirements; providing for industrial hemp as an agricultural product;
requiring licensing; specifying production and notification requirements;
requiring rulemaking by the commissioner of commerce; providing for fees;
providing an affirmative defense for possession of marijuana; modifying the
definitions of marijuana and wild hemp; making conforming changes; modifying
Minnesota seed law provisions; providing a food handler licensing requirement
exemption for certain cottage foods; allowing direct sales to consumers,
specifying a sales limit, requiring annual registration and food handling
training; establishing a cottage foods account; repealing exclusions for
community events or farmers' market and
certain home-processed and home-canned
foods; establishing production based bioenergy grant programs administered by
the department of agriculture; creating the advanced biofuel production
incentive program, a renewable chemical production incentive program and a
biomass production incentive program, requiring a report; establishing the
agriculture research, education, extension, and technology transfer grant
program to provide investments that will most efficiently achieve long-term
agricultural productivity increases through improved infrastructure, vision, and
accountability; modifying certain provisions relating to the rural finance
authority; establishing the farm opportunity loan program; modifying the
definitions of wild hemp; establishing the correctional facility butcher
training pilot program; providing for the transfer of certain balances;
requiring the commissioner of agriculture to identify causes and submit a report
of the relative growth or decline of poultry and livestock production in
Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Nebraska of
a
certain time period; repealing the shared savings loan program, certain
license fees and penalties, and the sunset for the agriculture growth, research
and innovation program

ARTICLE 3 - ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
APPROPRIATIONS

Appropriating money to the pollution control agency (PCA) for
clean water and air, land cleanup and for environmental assistance and
cross-media; appropriating money to the department of natural resources for land
and mineral resources management, ecological and water resources, forest
management, parks and trails management, fish and wildlife management, certain
enforcement provisions and operations support; appropriating money to the board
of water and soil resources (BWSR) for natural resource block grant to local
government, soil and water general purposes, certain cost-share programs,
enforcement and oversight of the wetland conservation act, local drainage,
floodplain, and water management purposes; appropriating money to the
metropolitan council for regional parks and trails operation and maintenance
purposes; appropriating money to Conservation Corps Minnesota, the zoological
board, and the science museum

ARTICLE 4 - ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
STATUTORY CHANGES

Modifying certain environmental protection data relating to
the pollution control agency (PCA); creating a fee exemption for certain utility
licenses crossing public lands and waters; establishing natural resources
conservation easement stewardship accounts for the department of natural
resources (DNR); modifying certain provisions relating to snowmobile and
all-terrain vehicle registration; establishing aquatic invasive species
affirmation requirements; establishing the Mississippi Blufflands trail in
Goodhue and Wabasha counties; modifying certain state park permit fees;
designating Shell Rock River as a state water trail; adding skeet and archery to
shooting sports facilities grants authorization; modifying certain forest bough
buyer account provisions; increasing the threshold for bid increases for which a
bid guarantee payment to the commissioner of natural resources (DNR) is
required; modifying interest rates applicable to timber permit extensions;
extinguishing the school trust interest in school trust lands where long-term
economic return is prohibited by designation or policy while producing economic
benefits for Minnesota public schools; modifying proceeds from certain minerals
and the sale of state lands; extending the expiration date on certain natural
resources oversight committees; establishing wetland stakeholder coordination;
establishing natural resources conservation easement stewardship accounts for
the board of water and soil
resources (BWSR); modifying certain wetland
functions for determining public values; establishing an in-lieu fee program for
wetland replacement; establishing the working lands watershed restoration
program; modifying certain wetland replacement siting provisions, wetland rules,
evaluation procedures and wetland replacement completion provisions; modifying
certain fees and state conservation easements; modifying certain fees paid to
the board of water and soil resources; expanding uses of state grants to
counties for solid waste reduction and recycling purposes; modifying certain
provisions relating to the duties of the pollution control agency (PCA);
defining certain terms and modifying certain definitions relating to the
pollution control agency (PCA); modifying provisions relating to the
identification and applicability of certain chemicals; establishing reporting
requirement on certain chemicals in children's products; establishing certain
chemical reporting fees, enforcement and implementation provisions; providing
for certain transfers; requiring the board of water and soil resources in
cooperation with the department of natural resources (DNR) to produce a wetland
conservation act report; authorizing the commissioner of natural resources (DNR)
to issue refunds for certain youth bear licenses; prohibiting application of
wild rice water quality standards until certain conditions are met; establishing
a working lands watershed restoration implementation plan under reinvest in
Minnesota (RIM) resources law; requiring an independent peer review of water
quality standards; requiring minimum water quality standards for the Red River
of the North; appropriating money for a request for proposal for a cost analysis
of of water quality standards; authorizing certain state lands sales; providing
for revisor instruction; repealing the forests for the future conservation
easement account, certain decal provisions relating to the aquatic invasive
species prevention program and certain pollution control agency (PCA) transfers

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