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HF 1293

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/21/2019 05:20pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; requiring additional label statement on corn and soybean
seed coated or treated with a neonicotinoid pesticide; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 21.82, subdivisions 3, 6.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 21.82, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Treated seed.

For all named agricultural, vegetable, flower, or wildflower
seeds which are treated, for which a separate label may be used, the label must contain:

(1) a word or statement to indicate that the seed has been treated;

(2) the commonly accepted, coined, chemical, or abbreviated generic chemical name of
the applied substance;

(3) the caution statement "Do not use for food, feed, or oil purposes" if the substance in
the amount present with the seed is harmful to human or other vertebrate animals;

(4) in the case of mercurials or similarly toxic substances, a poison statement and symbol;

(5) a word or statement describing the process used when the treatment is not of pesticide
origin; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(6) the date beyond which the inoculant is considered ineffective if the seed is treated
with an inoculant. It must be listed on the label as "inoculant: expires (month and year)" or
wording that conveys the same meaningnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (7) the caution statement, framed in a box and including a bee icon developed by the
commissioner, "Planting seed treated with a neonicotinoid pesticide may negatively impact
pollinator health. Please use care when handling and planting this seed" for any corn or
soybean seed treated with a neonicotinoid pesticide
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 21.82, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Coated agricultural seeds.

For coated agricultural seeds the label must contain:

(1) percentage by weight of pure seeds with coating material removed;

(2) percentage by weight of coating material shown as a separate item in close association
with the percentage of inert matter; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) percentage of germination determined on 400 pellets with or without seedsnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (4) for corn or soybean seed coated with a neonicotinoid pesticide, the information
required under subdivision 3, clause (7)
new text end.