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HF 228

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/28/2021 05:54pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to invasive species; modifying requirements of the statewide invasive
species management plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84D.02,
subdivision 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84D.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Management plan.

new text beginBy December 31, 2021, and every five years thereafter,
new text end the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end prepare deleted text beginand maintaindeleted text end a long-term plan, which may include
specific plans for individual species and actions, for the statewide management of invasive
species of aquatic plants and wild animals. The plan must address:

(1) coordinated detection and prevention of accidental introductions;

(2) coordinated dissemination of information about invasive species of aquatic plants
and wild animals among resource management agencies and organizations;

(3) a coordinated public education and awareness campaign;

(4) coordinated control of selected invasive species of aquatic plants and wild animals
on lands and public waters;

(5) participation by lake associations, local citizen groups, and local units of government
in the development and implementation of local management efforts;

(6) a reasonable and workable inspection requirement for watercraft and equipment
including those participating in organized events on the waters of the state;

(7) the closing of points of access to infested waters, if the commissioner determines it
is necessary, for a total of not more than seven days during the open water season for control
or eradication purposes;

(8) maintaining public accesses on infested waters to be reasonably free of aquatic
macrophytes; deleted text beginand
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(9) notice to travelers of the penalties for violation of laws relating to invasive species
of aquatic plants and wild animalsnew text begin; and
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new text begin (10) the impacts of climate change on invasive species managementnew text end.