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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 1545

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/22/2018 05:56pm

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

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 2.1 2.2 2.3
2.4 2.5
2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17
2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 6.35 6.36 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 7.35 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 12.35 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10
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15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 17.35 17.36 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 18.36 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 19.35 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 20.35 20.36 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20
21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26
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21.30 21.31 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28
23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 25.34 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 27.1 27.2
27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16
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27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30
28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20
28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30
28.31 28.32 28.33 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9
29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14
29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19
29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26
29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31
30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5
31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13
31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26
31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 33.1 33.2
33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14
33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27
33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9
34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10
35.11 35.12
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35.14 35.15
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35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6
36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27
37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20
37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26
37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7
38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20
38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30
39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4
39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17
39.18 39.19 39.20
39.21 39.22 39.23
39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30
40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14
40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9
42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24
42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5
43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9
44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22
44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 45.1 45.2 45.3
45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12
45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27
45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11
46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17
46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24
46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30
47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6
47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30
47.31 47.32 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27
48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31
49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23
49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9
50.10 50.11
50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16
50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13
51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19
51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27
51.28 51.29 51.30 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13
52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31
53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25
53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32
54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13
54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24
54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 54.32 55.1 55.2
55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11
55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30
56.31 56.32 56.33 57.1 57.2 57.3
57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7
57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15
57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19
57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27
57.28 57.29 57.30 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8
58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31
59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28
59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 61.32 61.33
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62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16
62.17 62.18 62.19
62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26
62.27 62.28
62.29 62.30 62.31 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5
63.6 63.7
63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15
63.16 63.17
63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21
63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14
64.15 64.16
64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23
64.24 64.25
64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18
65.19 65.20
65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29
65.30 65.31
66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11
66.12 66.13
66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30
67.31 67.32
68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11
68.12 68.13
68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18
69.19 69.20
69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11
70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16
70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20
70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24
70.25 70.26
70.27 71.1 71.2 71.3
71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12
71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21
71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11
72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24
72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23
74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 75.34 75.35 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30
77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25
77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31
78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14
78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26
78.27 78.28 78.29
79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9
79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32
80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8
80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18
80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 81.1 81.2
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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; establishing a budget for the Department of Agriculture,
the Board of Animal Health, and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute;
making policy, technical, and conforming changes to various agriculture-related
provisions including provisions related to pesticides, noxious weeds, nursery law,
inspections, commercial feed, grain, food, and agricultural development;
reorganizing dairy law; establishing and modifying agriculture-related programs;
modifying partition fence law; modifying certain fees; modifying the Farmer-Lender
Mediation Act; requiring reports; appropriating money;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2016, sections 3.7371; 13.6435, subdivision 8; 15.985; 17.119, subdivisions
1, 2; 17.53, subdivisions 2, 8, 13; 17.983, subdivision 1; 17.984, subdivision 1;
18.79, subdivision 18; 18B.01, by adding subdivisions; 18B.065, subdivision 8;
18B.26, subdivision 1; 18B.28, subdivisions 1, 3; 18B.305; 18B.33, subdivision
1; 18B.34, subdivision 1; 18B.36, subdivision 1; 18B.37, subdivision 3; 18C.70,
subdivision 5; 18C.71, subdivision 4; 18H.06, subdivision 2; 18H.07, subdivisions
2, 3; 21.111, subdivisions 2, 3; 21.113; 21.117; 25.32; 25.33, subdivisions 5, 10,
21; 25.341, subdivisions 1, 2; 25.35; 25.371, subdivision 2; 25.38; 25.39,
subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3; 25.40, subdivision 2; 25.41, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, 7a;
25.42; 27.04; 28A.03, by adding a subdivision; 28A.05; 28A.081; 28A.085,
subdivision 1; 28A.152, subdivision 2; 28A.21, subdivision 6; 31A.02, subdivision
4; 32C.02, subdivision 2; 32C.06; 34A.01, subdivision 1; 41A.12, subdivision 3;
41A.20, subdivision 2; 41B.03, subdivisions 2, 3; 41B.043, subdivision 5; 41B.045,
subdivision 2; 41C.02, subdivision 12; 116V.01, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11,
13, 14; 223.17, subdivision 8; 232.22, subdivision 7; 336.9-601; 344.03, subdivision
1; 550.365, subdivision 1; 559.209, subdivision 1; 582.039, subdivision 1; 583.215;
583.24, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 583.26, subdivisions 2, 3, 3a, 4,
10; 583.27, subdivision 1; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 1,
section 2, subdivision 4, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 18B; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter
32D; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 18B.01, subdivisions 10a, 10b,
22a; 18B.285; 25.371, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15;
32.01, subdivisions 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 32.021; 32.071; 32.072; 32.073; 32.074;
32.075; 32.076; 32.078; 32.10; 32.102; 32.103; 32.105; 32.106; 32.21; 32.212;
32.22; 32.25; 32.391, subdivisions 1, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1g, 2, 3; 32.392; 32.393; 32.394,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 8e, 9, 11, 12; 32.395; 32.397;
32.398, subdivision 1; 32.401, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5; 32.415; 32.416; 32.475;
32.481, subdivision 1; 32.482; 32.483; 32.484; 32.486; 32.55, subdivisions 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14; 32.555; 32.56; 32.61; 32.62; 32.63; 32.64; 32.645; 32.70; 32.71;
32.72; 32.74; 32.745; 32.75; 32.90; 41A.20, subdivision 6; 41D.01, subdivision
4; 383C.809; 583.22, subdivision 7b.

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

ARTICLE 1

AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginAGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund,
or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
The figures "2018" and "2019" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2018. "The second year" is fiscal year 2019. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 53,096,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 53,148,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 52,703,000
new text end
new text begin 52,751,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 393,000
new text end
new text begin 397,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Protection Services
new text end

new text begin 17,821,000
new text end
new text begin 17,825,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 17,428,000
new text end
new text begin 17,428,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 393,000
new text end
new text begin 397,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the
second year are to develop and maintain
cottage food license exemption outreach and
training materials.
new text end

new text begin (b) $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
second year are to coordinate the correctional
facility vocational training program and to
assist entities that have explored the feasibility
of establishing a USDA-certified or state
"equal to" food processing facility within 30
miles of the Northeast Regional Corrections
Center.
new text end

new text begin (c) $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are for additional funding for the
noxious weed and invasive plant program.
These are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin (d) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for transfer to the pollinator
habitat and research account in the agricultural
fund. These are onetime transfers.
new text end

new text begin (e) $393,000 the first year and $397,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
administrative funding for the voluntary
cleanup program.
new text end

new text begin (f) $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are for the industrial hemp pilot
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
18K.09. These are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin (g) $175,000 the first year and $175,000 the
second year are for compensation for
destroyed or crippled livestock under
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.737. This
appropriation may be spent to compensate for
livestock that were destroyed or crippled
during fiscal year 2017. If the amount in the
first year is insufficient, the amount in the
second year is available in the first year.
new text end

new text begin (h) $155,000 the first year and $155,000 the
second year are for compensation for crop
damage under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.7371. If the amount in the first year is
insufficient, the amount in the second year is
available in the first year. The commissioner
may use up to $30,000 of the appropriation
each year to reimburse expenses incurred by
the commissioner or the commissioner's
approved agent to investigate and resolve
claims.
new text end

new text begin If the commissioner determines that claims
made under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.737
or 3.7371, are unusually high, amounts
appropriated for either program may be
transferred to the appropriation for the other
program.
new text end

new text begin (i) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are to expand current capabilities
for rapid detection, identification, containment,
control, and management of high priority plant
pests and pathogens. These are onetime
appropriations.
new text end

new text begin (j) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are for transfer to the noxious
weed and invasive plant species assistance
account in the agricultural fund to award
grants to local units of government under
Minnesota Statutes, section 18.90, with
preference given to local units of government
responding to Palmer amaranth or other weeds
on the eradicate list. These are onetime
transfers.
new text end

new text begin (k) $120,000 the first year and $120,000 the
second year are for wolf-livestock conflict
prevention grants under article 2, section 89.
The commissioner must submit a report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
agriculture policy and finance by January 15,
2020, on the outcomes of the wolf-livestock
conflict prevention grants and whether
livestock compensation claims were reduced
in the areas that grants were awarded. These
are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Agricultural Marketing and
Development
new text end

new text begin 3,996,000
new text end
new text begin 3,996,000
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must provide outreach
to urban farmers regarding the department's
financial and technical assistance programs
and must assist urban farmers in applying for
assistance.
new text end

new text begin (b) $186,000 the first year and $186,000 the
second year are for transfer to the Minnesota
grown account and may be used as grants for
Minnesota grown promotion under Minnesota
Statutes, section 17.102. Grants may be made
for one year. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.28, the appropriations
encumbered under contract on or before June
30, 2019, for Minnesota grown grants in this
paragraph are available until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin (c) $634,000 the first year and $634,000 the
second year are for continuation of the dairy
development and profitability enhancement
and dairy business planning grant programs
established under Laws 1997, chapter 216,
section 7, subdivision 2, and Laws 2001, First
Special Session chapter 2, section 9,
subdivision 2. The commissioner may allocate
the available sums among permissible
activities, including efforts to improve the
quality of milk produced in the state, in the
proportions that the commissioner deems most
beneficial to Minnesota's dairy farmers. The
commissioner must submit a detailed
accomplishment report and a work plan
detailing future plans for, and anticipated
accomplishments from, expenditures under
this program to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over agriculture policy and finance
on or before the start of each fiscal year. If
significant changes are made to the plans in
the course of the year, the commissioner must
notify the chairs and ranking minority
members.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner may use funds
appropriated in this subdivision for annual
cost-share payments to resident farmers or
entities that sell, process, or package
agricultural products in this state for the costs
of organic certification. The commissioner
may allocate these funds for assistance for
persons transitioning from conventional to
organic agriculture.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Agriculture, Bioenergy, and Bioproduct
Advancement
new text end

new text begin 22,581,000
new text end
new text begin 22,636,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $9,300,000 the first year and $9,300,000
the second year are for transfer to the
agriculture research, education, extension, and
technology transfer account under Minnesota
Statutes, section 41A.14, subdivision 3. Of
these amounts: at least $600,000 the first year
and $600,000 the second year are for the
Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station's
agriculture rapid response fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.14,
subdivision 1, clause (2); $2,000,000 the first
year and $2,000,000 the second year are for
grants to the Minnesota Agriculture Education
Leadership Council to enhance agricultural
education with priority given to Farm Business
Management challenge grants; $350,000 the
first year and $350,000 the second year are
for potato breeding; and $450,000 the first
year and $450,000 the second year are for the
cultivated wild rice breeding project at the
North Central Research and Outreach Center
to include a tenure track/research associate
plant breeder. The commissioner shall transfer
the remaining funds in this appropriation each
year to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for purposes of Minnesota
Statutes, section 41A.14. Of the amount
transferred to the Board of Regents, up to
$1,000,000 each year is for research on avian
influenza, including prevention measures that
can be taken.
new text end

new text begin To the extent practicable, funds expended
under Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.14,
subdivision 1, clauses (1) and (2), must
supplement and not supplant existing sources
and levels of funding. The commissioner may
use up to one percent of this appropriation for
costs incurred to administer the program.
new text end

new text begin (b) $13,256,000 the first year and $13,311,000
the second year are for the agricultural growth,
research, and innovation program in
Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.12. Except
as provided below, the commissioner may
allocate the appropriation each year among
the following areas: facilitating the start-up,
modernization, or expansion of livestock
operations including beginning and
transitioning livestock operations; developing
new markets for Minnesota farmers by
providing more fruits, vegetables, meat, grain,
and dairy for Minnesota school children;
assisting value-added agricultural businesses
to begin or expand, access new markets, or
diversify; providing funding not to exceed
$250,000 each year for urban youth
agricultural education or urban agriculture
community development; providing funding
not to exceed $250,000 each year for the good
food access program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 17.1017; facilitating the
start-up, modernization, or expansion of other
beginning and transitioning farms including
by providing loans under Minnesota Statutes,
section 41B.056; sustainable agriculture
on-farm research and demonstration;
development or expansion of food hubs and
other alternative community-based food
distribution systems; enhancing renewable
energy infrastructure and use; crop research;
Farm Business Management tuition assistance;
good agricultural practices/good handling
practices certification assistance; establishing
and supporting farmer-led water management
councils; and implementing farmer-led water
quality improvement practices. The
commissioner may use up to 6.5 percent of
this appropriation for costs incurred to
administer the program.
new text end

new text begin Of the amount appropriated for the agricultural
growth, research, and innovation program in
Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.12:
new text end

new text begin (1) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for distribution in equal
amounts to each of the state's county fairs to
preserve and promote Minnesota agriculture;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are for incentive payments
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 41A.16,
41A.17, and 41A.18. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the first
year appropriation is available until June 30,
2019, and the second year appropriation is
available until June 30, 2020. If this
appropriation exceeds the total amount for
which all producers are eligible in a fiscal
year, the balance of the appropriation is
available for the agricultural growth, research,
and innovation program.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use funds appropriated
under this subdivision to award up to two
value-added agriculture grants per year of up
to $1,000,000 per grant for new or expanding
agricultural production or processing facilities
that provide significant economic impact to
the region. The commissioner may use funds
appropriated under this subdivision for
additional value-added agriculture grants for
awards between $1,000 and $200,000 per
grant.
new text end

new text begin Appropriations in clauses (1) and (2) are
onetime. Any unencumbered balance does not
cancel at the end of the first year and is
available for the second year. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28,
appropriations encumbered under contract on
or before June 30, 2019, for agricultural
growth, research, and innovation grants are
available until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin The base budget for the agricultural growth,
research, and innovation program is
$14,275,000 for fiscal years 2020 and 2021
and includes funding for incentive payments
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 41A.16,
41A.17, 41A.18, and 41A.20.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must develop additional
innovative production incentive programs to
be funded by the agricultural growth, research,
and innovation program.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must consult with the
commissioner of transportation, the
commissioner of administration, and local
units of government to identify parcels of
publicly owned land that are suitable for urban
agriculture.
new text end

new text begin (c) $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the
second year are for grants to the Southern
Minnesota Initiative Foundation to promote
local foods through an annual event that raises
public awareness of local foods and connects
local food producers and processors with
potential buyers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administration and Financial Assistance
new text end

new text begin 8,698,000
new text end
new text begin 8,691,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $474,000 the first year and $474,000 the
second year are for payments to county and
district agricultural societies and associations
under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02,
subdivision 1. Aid payments to county and
district agricultural societies and associations
shall be disbursed no later than July 15 of each
year. These payments are the amount of aid
from the state for an annual fair held in the
previous calendar year.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,000 the first year and $1,000 the second
year are for grants to the Minnesota State
Poultry Association.
new text end

new text begin (c) $18,000 the first year and $18,000 the
second year are for grants to the Minnesota
Livestock Breeders Association.
new text end

new text begin (d) $47,000 the first year and $47,000 the
second year are for the Northern Crops
Institute. These appropriations may be spent
to purchase equipment.
new text end

new text begin (e) $220,000 the first year and $220,000 the
second year are for farm advocate services.
new text end

new text begin (f) $17,000 the first year and $17,000 the
second year are for grants to the Minnesota
Horticultural Society.
new text end

new text begin (g) $108,000 the first year and $108,000 the
second year are for annual grants to the
Minnesota Turf Seed Council for basic and
applied research on: (1) the improved
production of forage and turf seed related to
new and improved varieties; and (2) native
plants, including plant breeding, nutrient
management, pest management, disease
management, yield, and viability. The grant
recipient may subcontract with a qualified
third party for some or all of the basic or
applied research. Any unencumbered balance
does not cancel at the end of the first year and
is available for the second year. These are
onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin (h) $113,000 the first year and $113,000 the
second year are for transfer to the Board of
Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities for statewide mental health
counseling support to farm families and
business operators. South Central College shall
serve as the fiscal agent.
new text end

new text begin (i) $550,000 the first year and $550,000 the
second year are for grants to Second Harvest
Heartland on behalf of Minnesota's six
Feeding America food banks for the purchase
of milk for distribution to Minnesota's food
shelves and other charitable organizations that
are eligible to receive food from the food
banks. Milk purchased under the grants must
be acquired from Minnesota milk processors
and based on low-cost bids. The milk must be
allocated to each Feeding America food bank
serving Minnesota according to the formula
used in the distribution of United States
Department of Agriculture commodities under
The Emergency Food Assistance Program
(TEFAP). Second Harvest Heartland must
submit quarterly reports to the commissioner
on forms prescribed by the commissioner. The
reports must include, but are not limited to,
information on the expenditure of funds, the
amount of milk purchased, and the
organizations to which the milk was
distributed. Second Harvest Heartland may
enter into contracts or agreements with food
banks for shared funding or reimbursement of
the direct purchase of milk. Each food bank
receiving money from this appropriation may
use up to two percent of the grant for
administrative expenses. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (j) $1,100,000 the first year and $1,100,000
the second year are for grants to Second
Harvest Heartland on behalf of the six Feeding
America food banks that serve Minnesota to
compensate agricultural producers and
processors for costs incurred to harvest and
package for transfer surplus fruits, vegetables,
and other agricultural commodities that would
otherwise go unharvested, be discarded, or
sold in a secondary market. Surplus
commodities must be distributed statewide to
food shelves and other charitable organizations
that are eligible to receive food from the food
banks. Surplus food acquired under this
appropriation must be from Minnesota
producers and processors. Second Harvest
Heartland must report in the form prescribed
by the commissioner. Second Harvest
Heartland may use up to 15 percent of each
grant for matching administrative and
transportation expenses. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (k) $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the
second year are for grants to the Center for
Rural Policy and Development.
new text end

new text begin (l) $235,000 the first year and $235,000 the
second year are for grants to the Minnesota
Agricultural Education and Leadership
Council for programs of the council under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41D.
new text end

new text begin (m) $600,000 the first year and $600,000 the
second year are for grants to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota to
develop, in consultation with the
commissioner of agriculture and the Board of
Animal Health, a software tool or application
through the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
that empowers veterinarians and producers to
understand the movement of unique pathogen
strains in livestock and poultry production
systems, monitor antibiotic resistance, and
implement effective biosecurity measures that
promote animal health and limit production
losses. These are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin (n) $150,000 the first year is for the tractor
rollover protection pilot program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 17.119. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2019.
new text end

new text begin (o) $400,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities to expand and
renovate the GROW-IT Center at Metropolitan
State University. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2018, the commissioner shall
submit a report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over agricultural
policy and finance with a list of inspections
the department conducts at more frequent
intervals than federal law requires, an
explanation of why the additional inspections
are necessary, and provide recommendations
for eliminating any unnecessary inspections.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginBOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,420,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,456,000
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginAGRICULTURAL UTILIZATION
RESEARCH INSTITUTE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,793,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,793,000
new text end

Sec. 5.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4, as
amended by Laws 2016, chapter 184, section 11, and Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 2,
section 26, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Agriculture, Bioenergy, and Bioproduct
Advancement

14,993,000
deleted text begin 19,010,000
deleted text end new text begin 18,316,000
new text end

$4,483,000 the first year and $8,500,000 the
second year are for transfer to the agriculture
research, education, extension, and technology
transfer account under Minnesota Statutes,
section 41A.14, subdivision 3. The transfer in
this paragraph includes money for plant
breeders at the University of Minnesota for
wild rice, potatoes, and grapes. Of these
amounts, at least $600,000 each year is for the
Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station's
Agriculture Rapid Response Fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.14,
subdivision 1
, clause (2). Of the amount
appropriated in this paragraph, $1,000,000
each year is for transfer to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota for
research to determine (1) what is causing avian
influenza, (2) why some fowl are more
susceptible, and (3) prevention measures that
can be taken. Of the amount appropriated in
this paragraph, $2,000,000 each year is for
grants to the Minnesota Agriculture Education
Leadership Council to enhance agricultural
education with priority given to Farm Business
Management challenge grants. The
commissioner shall transfer the remaining
grant funds in this appropriation each year to
the Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota for purposes of Minnesota Statutes,
section 41A.14.

To the extent practicable, funds expended
under Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.14,
subdivision 1
, clauses (1) and (2), must
supplement and not supplant existing sources
and levels of funding. The commissioner may
use up to 4.5 percent of this appropriation for
costs incurred to administer the program. Any
unencumbered balance does not cancel at the
end of the first year and is available for the
second year.

$10,235,000 the first year and deleted text begin$10,235,000deleted text endnew text begin
$9,541,000
new text end the second year are for the
agricultural growth, research, and innovation
program in Minnesota Statutes, section
41A.12. No later than February 1, 2016, and
February 1, 2017, the commissioner must
report to the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over agriculture policy and finance
regarding the commissioner's
accomplishments and anticipated
accomplishments in the following areas:
facilitating the start-up, modernization, or
expansion of livestock operations including
beginning and transitioning livestock
operations; developing new markets for
Minnesota farmers by providing more fruits,
vegetables, meat, grain, and dairy for
Minnesota school children; assisting
value-added agricultural businesses to begin
or expand, access new markets, or diversify
products; developing urban agriculture;
facilitating the start-up, modernization, or
expansion of other beginning and transitioning
farms including loans under Minnesota
Statutes, section 41B.056; sustainable
agriculture on farm research and
demonstration; development or expansion of
food hubs and other alternative
community-based food distribution systems;
new text begin incentive payments under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 41A.16, 41A.17, and 41A.18;
new text endand
research on bioenergy, biobased content, or
biobased formulated products and other
renewable energy development. The
commissioner may use up to 4.5 percent of
this appropriation for costs incurred to
administer the program. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered under
contract on or before June 30, 2017, for
agricultural growth, research, and innovation
grants are available until June 30, 2019.

The commissioner may use funds appropriated
for the agricultural growth, research, and
innovation program as provided in this
paragraph. The commissioner may award
grants to owners of Minnesota facilities
producing bioenergy, biobased content, or a
biobased formulated product; to organizations
that provide for on-station, on-farm field scale
research and outreach to develop and test the
agronomic and economic requirements of
diverse strands of prairie plants and other
perennials for bioenergy systems; or to certain
nongovernmental entities. For the purposes of
this paragraph, "bioenergy" includes
transportation fuels derived from cellulosic
material, as well as the generation of energy
for commercial heat, industrial process heat,
or electrical power from cellulosic materials
via gasification or other processes. Grants are
limited to 50 percent of the cost of research,
technical assistance, or equipment related to
bioenergy, biobased content, or biobased
formulated product production or $500,000,
whichever is less. Grants to nongovernmental
entities for the development of business plans
and structures related to community ownership
of eligible bioenergy facilities together may
not exceed $150,000. The commissioner shall
make a good-faith effort to select projects that
have merit and, when taken together, represent
a variety of bioenergy technologies, biomass
feedstocks, and geographic regions of the
state. Projects must have a qualified engineer
provide certification on the technology and
fuel source. Grantees must provide reports at
the request of the commissioner.

Of the amount appropriated for the agricultural
growth, research, and innovation program in
this subdivision, $1,000,000 the first year and
$1,000,000 the second year are for distribution
in equal amounts to each of the state's county
fairs to preserve and promote Minnesota
agriculture.

Of the amount appropriated for the agricultural
growth, research, and innovation program in
this subdivision, $500,000 in fiscal year 2016
and deleted text begin$1,500,000deleted text endnew text begin $806,000new text end in fiscal year 2017
are for incentive payments under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 41A.16, 41A.17, and
41A.18. If the appropriation exceeds the total
amount for which all producers are eligible in
a fiscal year, the balance of the appropriation
is available to the commissioner for the
agricultural growth, research, and innovation
program. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, the first year appropriation is
available until June 30, 2017, and the second
year appropriation is available until June 30,
2018. The commissioner may use up to 4.5
percent of the appropriation for administration
of the incentive payment programs.

Of the amount appropriated for the agricultural
growth, research, and innovation program in
this subdivision, $250,000 the first year is for
grants to communities to develop or expand
food hubs and other alternative
community-based food distribution systems.
Of this amount, $50,000 is for the
commissioner to consult with existing food
hubs, alternative community-based food
distribution systems, and University of
Minnesota Extension to identify best practices
for use by other Minnesota communities. No
later than December 15, 2015, the
commissioner must report to the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over agriculture
and health regarding the status of emerging
alternative community-based food distribution
systems in the state along with
recommendations to eliminate any barriers to
success. Any unencumbered balance does not
cancel at the end of the first year and is
available for the second year. This is a onetime
appropriation.

$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for grants that enable retail
petroleum dispensers to dispense biofuels to
the public in accordance with the biofuel
replacement goals established under
Minnesota Statutes, section 239.7911. A retail
petroleum dispenser selling petroleum for use
in spark ignition engines for vehicle model
years after 2000 is eligible for grant money
under this paragraph if the retail petroleum
dispenser has no more than 15 retail petroleum
dispensing sites and each site is located in
Minnesota. The grant money received under
this paragraph must be used for the installation
of appropriate technology that uses fuel
dispensing equipment appropriate for at least
one fuel dispensing site to dispense gasoline
that is blended with 15 percent of
agriculturally derived, denatured ethanol, by
volume, and appropriate technical assistance
related to the installation. A grant award must
not exceed 85 percent of the cost of the
technical assistance and appropriate
technology, including remetering of and
retrofits for retail petroleum dispensers and
replacement of petroleum dispenser projects.
The commissioner may use up to $35,000 of
this appropriation for administrative expenses.
The commissioner shall cooperate with biofuel
stakeholders in the implementation of the grant
program. The commissioner must report to
the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over agriculture policy and finance by
February 1 each year, detailing the number of
grants awarded under this paragraph and the
projected effect of the grant program on
meeting the biofuel replacement goals under
Minnesota Statutes, section 239.7911. These
are onetime appropriations.

$25,000 the first year and $25,000 the second
year are for grants to the Southern Minnesota
Initiative Foundation to promote local foods
through an annual event that raises public
awareness of local foods and connects local
food producers and processors with potential
buyers.

Sec. 6. new text beginAPPROPRIATION CANCELLATION.
new text end

new text begin All unspent funds, estimated to be $694,000, appropriated for the agricultural growth,
research, and innovation program and designated for bioeconomy incentive payments under
Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4, as amended
by Laws 2016, chapter 184, section 11, and Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 2, section 26,
are canceled to the general fund.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

AGRICULTURAL POLICY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 3.7371, is amended to read:


3.7371 COMPENSATION FOR CROP OR FENCE DAMAGE CAUSED BY ELK.

Subdivision 1.

Authorization.

Notwithstanding section 3.736, subdivision 3, paragraph
(e), or any other law, a person who owns an agricultural crop or pasture shall be compensated
by the commissioner of agriculture for an agricultural crop, or fence surrounding the crop
or pasture, that is damaged or destroyed by elk as provided in this section.

Subd. 2.

Claim form.

The deleted text begincrop or pasturedeleted text end owner must prepare a claim on forms provided
by the commissioner and available deleted text beginatdeleted text endnew text begin onnew text end the deleted text begincounty extension agent's officedeleted text endnew text begin Department of
Agriculture's Web site or by request from the commissioner
new text end. The claim form must be filed
with the commissioner.

Subd. 3.

Compensation.

new text begin(a) new text endThe crop owner is entitled to the target price or the market
price, whichever is greater, of the damaged or destroyed crop plus adjustments for yield
loss determined according to agricultural stabilization and conservation service programs
for individual farms, adjusted annually, as determined by the commissioner, upon
recommendation of the deleted text begincounty extensiondeleted text end new text begincommissioner's approved new text endagent for the owner's
county. Verification of fence damage or destruction by elk may be provided by submitting
photographs or other evidence and documentation together with a statement from an
independent witness using forms prescribed by the commissioner. The commissioner, upon
recommendation of the new text begincommissioner's approved new text endagent, shall determine whether the crop
damage or destruction or damage to or destruction of a fence surrounding a crop or pasture
is caused by elk and, if so, the amount of the crop or fence that is damaged or destroyed. In
any fiscal year, an owner may not be compensated for a damaged or destroyed crop or fence
surrounding a crop or pasture that is less than $100 in value and may be compensated up
to $20,000, as determined under this section, if normal harvest procedures for the area are
followed.

new text begin (b) new text endIn any fiscal year, the commissioner may provide compensation for claims filed
under this section up to the amount expressly appropriated for this purpose.

Subd. 4.

Insurance deduction.

Payments authorized by this section must be reduced
by amounts received by the owner as proceeds from an insurance policy covering crop
losses or damage to or destruction of a fence surrounding a crop or pasture, or from any
other source for the same purpose including, but not limited to, a federal program.

Subd. 5.

Decision on claims; opening land to hunting.

If the commissioner finds that
the deleted text begincrop or pasturedeleted text end owner has shown that the damage or destruction of the owner's crop or
damage to or destruction of a fence surrounding a crop or pasture was caused more probably
than not by elk, the commissioner shall pay compensation as provided in this section and
the rules of the commissioner. deleted text beginA cropdeleted text endnew text begin Annew text end owner who receives compensation under this
section may, by written permission, permit hunting on the land at the landowner's discretion.

Subd. 6.

Denial of claim; appeal.

(a) If the commissioner denies compensation claimed
by deleted text begina crop or pasturedeleted text end new text beginan new text endowner under this section, the commissioner shall issue a written
decision based upon the available evidence including a statement of the facts upon which
the decision is based and the conclusions on the material issues of the claim. A copy of the
decision must be mailed to the deleted text begincrop or pasturedeleted text end owner.

(b) A decision denying compensation claimed under this section is not subject to the
contested case review procedures of chapter 14, but deleted text begina crop or pasturedeleted text endnew text begin annew text end owner may have
the claim reviewed in a trial de novo in a court in the county where the loss occurred. The
decision of the court may be appealed as in other civil cases. Review in court may be obtained
by filing a petition for review with the administrator of the court within 60 days following
receipt of a decision under this section. Upon the filing of a petition, the administrator shall
mail a copy to the commissioner and set a time for hearing within 90 days after the filing.

Subd. 7.

Rules.

The commissioner shall adopt rules and may amend rules to carry out
this section. The commissioner may use the expedited rulemaking process in section 14.389
to adopt and amend rules authorized in this section. The rules must include:

(1) methods of valuation of crops damaged or destroyed;

(2) criteria for determination of the cause of the crop damage or destruction;

(3) notice requirements by the owner of the damaged or destroyed crop;

(4) compensation rates for fence damage or destruction that deleted text beginshall include a minimum
claim of $75.00 per incident and a maximum of
deleted text endnew text begin must not exceednew text end $1,800 per claimant per
fiscal year; and

(5) any other matters determined necessary by the commissioner to carry out this section.

Subd. 8.

Report.

The commissioner must submit a report to the chairs of the house of
representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over agriculture and
environment and natural resources by December 15 each year that details the total amount
of damages paid, by elk herd, in the previous two fiscal years.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15.985, is amended to read:


15.985 ADVISORY INSPECTIONS.

(a) Upon the voluntary request of a person to a state agency for an advisory inspection
for the purpose of complying with state law, the agency must, except as provided in
paragraphs (f) and (g), conduct an advisory inspection. An agency is not required to conduct
an advisory inspection if the agency has a regularly scheduled inspection that would occur
within 90 days after the request for the advisory inspection, or if before an advisory inspection
is requested, the agency has notified the person that it will be conducting an inspection
within 45 days. If an advisory inspection results in findings that potentially could make a
person subject to a fine or other penalty imposed by the agency, the agency must notify the
person in writing of those findings within ten days of the inspection.

(1) Except as provided in clause (2), if within 60 days of receiving notice, the person
notifies the agency that it has corrected the situation that made the person potentially subject
to the fine or penalty, and the agency later determines that the situation is corrected, the
agency may not impose a fine or penalty as a result of the findings in the advisory inspection.

(2) For violations of chapter 177, if the person notifies the agency within the time period
for remedying violations required under the applicable section of chapter 177 that it has
corrected the situation that made the person potentially subject to the fine or penalty, and
the agency later determines that the situation is corrected, the agency may not impose a fine
or penalty as a result of the finding in the advisory inspection.

(3) A person may not request more than one advisory inspection from the same agency
in a calendar year. A person may not request an advisory inspection after an inspection
resulting in a fine or other penalty has been determined and the violator notified of the
amount to be paid, until fines or penalties have been paid or settled.

(b) For purposes of this section:

(1) "inspection" includes an examination of real or personal property or an audit or other
examination of financial or other documents;

(2) "penalty" includes a civil or administrative fine or other financial sanction;

(3) "person" includes a real person and businesses, including corporations, partnerships,
limited liability companies, and unincorporated associations; and

(4) "state agency" means a department, agency, board, commission, constitutional office,
or other group in the executive branch of state government.

(c) If an agency revises, amends, extends, or adds additional violations to a notice, the
person has 60 days from the date of those changes to correct the situation without fine or
penalty. For violations of chapter 177, the person has the time period for remedying violations
under the applicable section of chapter 177 to correct the situation without fine or penalty.

(d) An agency conducting an inspection under this section may impose and collect from
the person requesting the inspection a fee equal to the costs incurred by the agency related
to the inspection. Fees under this section shall be considered charges for goods and services
provided for the direct and primary use of a private individual, business, or other entity
under section 16A.1283, paragraph (b), clause (3). Fee revenue collected under this section
must be deposited in an appropriate fund other than the general fund and is appropriated
from that fund to the agency collecting the fee for the purpose of conducting inspections
under this section.

(e) Nothing in this section shall prohibit or interfere with an agency offering similar
programs that allow independent audits or inspections, including the environmental
improvement program under chapter 114C. If a person conducts a self-audit under chapter
114C, the terms and conditions of this section do not apply. For advisory inspections
conducted by the Pollution Control Agency, terms and conditions of sections 114C.20 to
114C.28 shall be used instead of those in paragraphs (a) to (c) and (g).

(f) If agency staff resources are limited, an agency must give higher priority to the
agency's regular inspections over advisory inspections under this section. Insofar as
conducting advisory inspections reduces an agency's costs, the savings must be reflected
in the charges for advisory inspections. Before hiring additional staff complement for
purposes of this section, an agency must report to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative budget committees with jurisdiction over the agency documenting: (1) the
demand for advisory inspections and why additional staff complement is needed to meet
the demand; and (2) that the revenue generated by advisory inspections will cover the
expenses of the additional staff complement. If a person requests an advisory inspection,
but the agency does not have staff resources necessary to conduct the advisory inspection
before a regular inspection is conducted, and the regular inspection results in findings that
could make a person subject to a fine or penalty, the agency must take into account the
person's request for an advisory inspection and the person's desire to take corrective action
before taking any enforcement action against the person.

(g) This section does not apply to:

(1) criminal penalties;

(2) situations in which implementation of this section is prohibited by federal law or
would result in loss of federal funding or in other federal sanctions or in which
implementation would interfere with multistate agreements, international agreements, or
agreements between state and federal regulatory agencies;

(3) conduct constituting fraud;

(4) violations in a manner that endangers human life or presents significant risk of major
injury or severe emotional harm to humans;

(5) violations that are part of a pattern that has occurred repeatedly and shows willful
intent;

(6) violations for which it may be demonstrated that the alternative inspections process
is being used to avoid enforcement;

(7) violations that occur within three years of violating an applicable law;

(8) the Department of Revenue;

(9) the Workers' Compensation Division at the Department of Labor and Industry;

(10) violations of vehicle size weight limits under sections 169.80 to 169.88;

(11) commercial motor vehicle inspections under section 169.781 and motor carrier
regulations under chapter 221;

deleted text begin (12) the Dairy and Food Inspection Division of the Department of Agriculture, if the
division provides free inspections similar to those under this section;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end state inspections or surveys of hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient surgical
centers, supervised living facilities, board and lodging with special services, home care,
housing with services and assisted living settings, hospice, and supplemental nursing services
agencies;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end examinations of health maintenance organizations or county-based purchasing
entities regulated under chapter 62D;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end special transportation services under section 174.30; and

deleted text begin (16)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end entities regulated by the Department of Commerce's Financial Institutions and
Insurance Divisions for purposes of regulatory requirements of those divisions.

If an agency determines that this section does not apply due to situations specified in clause
(2), the agency must report the basis for that determination to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the agency.

(h) An agency may terminate an advisory inspection and proceed as if an inspection
were a regular inspection if, in the process of conducting an advisory inspection, the agency
finds a situation that the agency determines: could lead to criminal penalties; endangers
human life or presents significant risk of major injury or severe emotional harm to humans;
presents a severe and imminent threat to animals, food, feed, crops, commodities, or the
environment; or evidences a pattern of willful violations.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 17.119, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Grants; eligibility.

(a) The commissioner must award deleted text begincost-sharedeleted text end grants
to Minnesota farmers who retrofit eligible tractors and Minnesota schools that retrofit eligible
tractors with eligible rollover protective structures.

new text begin (b)new text end Grants new text beginfor farmers new text endare limited to 70 percent of the farmer's deleted text beginor school'sdeleted text end documented
cost to purchase, ship, and install an eligible rollover protective structure. The commissioner
must increase deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin a farmer'snew text end grant award amount over the 70 percent grant limitation
requirement if necessary to limit a farmer's deleted text beginor school'sdeleted text end cost per tractor to no more than $500.

new text begin (c) Schools are eligible for grants that cover the full amount of a school's documented
cost to purchase, ship, and install an eligible rollover protective structure.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end A rollover protective structure is eligible if it deleted text beginmeets or exceeds SAE International
deleted text enddeleted text begin standard J2194deleted text endnew text begin is certified to appropriate national or international rollover protection structure
standards with a seat belt
new text end.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end A tractor is eligible if the tractor was built before 1987.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 17.119, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Promotion; administration.

The commissioner may spend up to deleted text begin20deleted text endnew text begin sixnew text end percent
of total program dollars each fiscal year to promote and administer the program to Minnesota
farmers and schools.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 17.53, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Agricultural commodity.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), "agricultural
commodity" means any agricultural product, including, without limitation, animals and
animal products, grown, raised, produced, or fed within Minnesota for use as food, feed,
seed, or any industrial or chemurgic purpose.

(b) For wheat, barley, new text begincorn, new text endand cultivated wild rice, "agricultural commodity" means
wheat, barley, new text begincorn new text endand cultivated wild rice including, without limitation, wheat, barley,
new text begin corn new text endand cultivated wild rice grown or produced within or outside Minnesota, for use as
food, feed, seed, or any industrial or chemurgic purpose.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 17.53, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

First purchaser.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), "first purchaser"
means any person that buys agricultural commodities for movement into commercial channels
from the producer; or any lienholder, secured party or pledgee, public or private, or assignee
of said lienholder, secured party or pledgee, who gains title to the agricultural commodity
from the producer as the result of exercising any legal rights by the lienholder, secured
party, pledgee, or assignee thereof, regardless of when the lien, security interest or pledge
was created and regardless of whether the first purchaser is domiciled within the state or
without. "First purchaser" does not mean the Commodity Credit Corporation when a
commodity is used as collateral for a federal nonrecourse loan unless the commissioner
determines otherwise.

(b) For wheat, barley, new text begincorn, new text endand cultivated wild rice, "first purchaser" means a person
who buys, receives delivery of, or provides storage for the agricultural commodity from a
producer for movement into commercial channels; or a lienholder, secured party, or pledgee,
who gains title to the agricultural commodity from the producers as the result of exercising
any legal rights by the lienholder, secured party, pledgee, or assignee, regardless of when
the lien, security interest, or pledge was created and regardless of whether or not the first
purchaser is domiciled in the state. "First purchaser" does not mean the Commodity Credit
Corporation when the wheat, barley, new text begincorn new text endor cultivated wild rice is used as collateral for a
federal nonrecourse loan unless the commissioner determines otherwise.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 17.53, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Producer.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), "producer" means any
person who owns or operates an agricultural producing or growing facility for an agricultural
commodity and shares in the profits and risk of loss from such operation, and who grows,
raises, feeds or produces the agricultural commodity in Minnesota during the current or
preceding marketing year.

(b) For wheat, barley, new text begincorn, new text endand cultivated wild rice, "producer" means in addition to
the meaning in paragraph (a) and for the purpose of the payment or the refund of the checkoff
fee paid pursuant to sections 17.51 to 17.69 only, a person who delivers into, stores within,
or makes the first sale of the agricultural commodity in Minnesota.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18.79, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Noxious weed educationnew text begin and notificationnew text end.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner shall
disseminate information and conduct educational campaigns with respect to control of
noxious weeds or invasive plants to enhance regulatory compliance and voluntary efforts
to eliminate or manage these plants. The commissioner shall call and attend meetings and
conferences dealing with the subject of noxious weeds. The commissioner shall maintain
on the department's Web site noxious weed management information including but not
limited to the roles and responsibilities of citizens and government entities under sections
18.76 to 18.91 and specific guidance as to whom a person should contact to report a noxious
weed issue.

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall post notice on the department's Web site and alert appropriate
media outlets when a weed on the eradicate list is confirmed for the first time in a county.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 9b. new text end

new text begin Experimental use permit. new text end

new text begin "Experimental use permit" means a permit issued
by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as authorized in Section 5 of the
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 9c. new text end

new text begin Experimental use pesticide product. new text end

new text begin "Experimental use pesticide product"
means any federally registered or unregistered pesticide whose use is authorized by an
experimental use permit issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [18B.051] POLLINATOR HABITAT AND RESEARCH ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Account established. new text end

new text begin A pollinator habitat and research account is
established in the agricultural fund. Money in the account, including interest, is appropriated
to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for pollinator research and outreach
including, but not limited to, science-based best practices and the identification and
establishment of habitat beneficial to pollinators.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.065, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Waste pesticide program surcharge.

The commissioner shall annually collect
a waste pesticide program surcharge of $50 on each new text beginagricultural waste pesticide product
and $125 on each nonagricultural waste
new text endpesticide product registered in the state as part of
a pesticide product registration application under section 18B.26, subdivision 3.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.26, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) to deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end, a person
may not use or distribute a pesticide in this state unless it is registered with the commissioner.
Pesticide registrations expire on December 31 of each year and may be renewed on or before
that date for the following calendar year.

(b) Registration is not required if a pesticide is shipped from one plant or warehouse to
another plant or warehouse operated by the same person and used solely at the plant or
warehouse as an ingredient in the formulation of a pesticide that is registered under this
chapter.

(c) An unregistered pesticide that was previously registered with the commissioner may
be used for a period of two years following the cancellation of the registration of the pesticide,
unless the commissioner determines that the continued use of the pesticide would cause
unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, or with the written permission of the
commissioner. To use the unregistered pesticide at any time after the two-year period, the
pesticide end user must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commissioner, if requested,
that the pesticide has been continuously registered under a different brand name or by a
different manufacturer and has similar composition, or, the pesticide end user obtains the
written permission of the commissioner.

(d) The commissioner may allow specific pesticide products that are not registered with
the commissioner to be distributed in this state for use in another state.

new text begin (e) A substance or mixture of substances being tested only to determine its potential
efficacy as a pesticide, or to determine its toxicity or other properties, and not requiring the
issuance of an experimental use permit under United States Environmental Protection
Agency criteria specified in federal regulations, is not required to be registered.
new text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Each pesticide with a unique United States Environmental Protection Agency
pesticide registration number or a unique brand name must be registered with the
commissioner.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end It is unlawful for a person to distribute or use a pesticide in the state, or to sell
into the state for use in the state, any pesticide product that has not been registered by the
commissioner and for which the applicable pesticide registration application fee, gross sales
fee, or waste pesticide program surcharge is not paid pursuant to subdivisions 3 and 4.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end Every person who sells for use in the state a pesticide product that has been
registered by the commissioner shall pay to the commissioner the applicable registration
application fees, sales fees, and waste pesticide program surcharges. These sales expressly
include all sales made electronically, telephonically, or by any other means that result in a
pesticide product being shipped to or used in the state. There is a rebuttable presumption
that pesticide products that are sold or distributed in or into the state by any person are sold
or distributed for use in the state.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.28, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

A person may not use or distribute an experimental use
pesticide product in the state until it is registered with the commissioner. Experimental use
pesticide product registrations expire on December 31 of each year and may be renewed
on or before that date.new text begin A substance or mixture of substances being tested only to determine
its potential efficacy as a pesticide, or to determine its toxicity or other properties, and not
requiring the issuance of an experimental use permit under United States Environmental
Protection Agency criteria specified in federal regulations, is not required to be registered.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.28, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Application.

A person must file an application for experimental use pesticide
product registration with the commissioner. An application to register an experimental use
pesticide product must include:

(1) the name and address of the applicant;

(2) a deleted text beginfederaldeleted text end new text begincopy of the United States new text endEnvironmental Protection Agency deleted text beginapproval
document
deleted text endnew text begin permitnew text end;

(3) new text begina description of new text endthe purpose or objectives of the experimental use deleted text beginproductdeleted text end;

(4) deleted text beginandeleted text end new text begina copy of the experimental use pesticide labeling new text endaccepted deleted text beginexperimental use
pesticide product label
deleted text endnew text begin by the United States Environmental Protection Agencynew text end;

(5) the name, address, and telephone number of cooperators or participants in this state;

(6) the amount of material to be shipped or used in this state; and

(7) other information requested by the commissioner.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.305, is amended to read:


18B.305 PESTICIDE EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

Subdivision 1.

Education and training.

(a) The commissioner, as the lead agency, shall
develop, implement or approve, and evaluate, in consultation with University of Minnesota
Extension, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, and other educational
institutions, innovative educational and training programs addressing pesticide concerns
including:

(1) water quality protection;

(2) endangered species protection;

(3) minimizing pesticide residues in food and water;

(4) worker protection and applicator safety;

(5) chronic toxicity;

(6) integrated pest management and pest resistance;

(7) pesticide disposal;

(8) pesticide drift;

(9) relevant laws including pesticide labels and labeling and state and federal rules and
regulations; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(10) current science and technology updatesnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (11) thresholds and guidance to reduce the impacts of insecticide on pollinatorsnew text end.

(b) The commissioner shall appoint educational planning committees which must include
representatives of industry and applicators.

(c) Specific current regulatory concerns must be discussed and, if appropriate,
incorporated into each training session. Relevant changes to pesticide product labels or
labeling or state and federal rules and regulations may be included.

(d) The commissioner may approve programs from private industry, higher education
institutions, and nonprofit organizations that meet minimum requirements for education,
training, and certification.

Subd. 2.

Training manual and examination development.

The commissioner, in
consultation with University of Minnesota Extension and other higher education institutions,
shall continually revise and update pesticide applicator training manuals and examinations.
The manuals and examinations must be written to meet or exceed the minimum standards
required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and pertinent state specific
information. Questions in the examinations must be determined by the commissioner in
consultation with other responsible agencies. Manuals and examinations must include
pesticide management practices that discuss prevention of pesticide occurrence in
groundwater and surface water of the statenew text begin, and economic thresholds and guidance for
insecticide use
new text end.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.33, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

(a) A person may not apply a pesticide for hire without a
commercial applicator license for the appropriate use categories or a structural pest control
license.

(b) A commercial applicator licensee must have a valid license identification card to
purchase a restricted use pesticide or apply pesticides for hire and must display it upon
demand by an authorized representative of the commissioner or a law enforcement officer.
The commissioner shall prescribe the information required on the license identification
card.

new text begin (c) A person licensed under this section is considered qualified and is not required to
verify, document, or otherwise prove a particular need prior to use, except as required by
the federal label.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.34, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

(a) Except for a licensed commercial applicator, certified
private applicator, or licensed structural pest control applicator, a person, including a
government employee, may not purchase or use a restricted use pesticide in performance
of official duties without having a noncommercial applicator license for an appropriate use
category.

(b) A licensee must have a valid license identification card when applying pesticides
and must display it upon demand by an authorized representative of the commissioner or a
law enforcement officer. The license identification card must contain information required
by the commissioner.

new text begin (c) A person licensed under this section is considered qualified and is not required to
verify, document, or otherwise prove a particular need prior to use, except as required by
the federal label.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

(a) Except for a licensed commercial or noncommercial
applicator, only a certified private applicator may use a restricted use pesticide to produce
an agricultural commodity:

(1) as a traditional exchange of services without financial compensation;

(2) on a site owned, rented, or managed by the person or the person's employees; or

(3) when the private applicator is one of two or fewer employees and the owner or
operator is a certified private applicator or is licensed as a noncommercial applicator.

(b) A person may not purchase a restricted use pesticide without presenting a license
card, certified private applicator card, or the card number.

new text begin (c) A person certified under this section is considered qualified and is not required to
verify, document, or otherwise prove a particular need prior to use, except as required by
the federal label.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18B.37, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Structural pest control applicators.

(a) A structural pest control applicator
must maintain a record of each structural pest control application conducted by that person
or by the person's employees. The record must include the:

(1) date of structural pest control application;

(2) target pest;

(3) brand name of the pesticide, United States Environmental Protection Agency
registration number, and amount used;

(4) for fumigation, the temperature and exposure time;

(5) time the pesticide application was completed;

(6) name and address of the customer;

(7) name of structural pest control applicator, name of company and address of applicator
or company, and license number of applicator; and

(8) any other information required by the commissioner.

(b) All information for this record requirement must be contained in a document for
each pesticide application. An invoice containing the required information may constitute
the record.

(c) The record must be completed no later than five days after the application of the
pesticide.

(d) Records must be retained for five years after the date of treatment.

(e) A copy of the record must be given to a person who ordered the application that is
present at the site where the structural pest control application is conducted, placed in a
conspicuous location at the site where the structural pest control application is conducted
immediately after the application of the pesticides, or delivered to the person who ordered
an application or the owner of the site. The commissioner must make sample forms available
that meet the requirements of this subdivision.

new text begin (f) A structural applicator must post in a conspicuous place inside a renter's apartment
where a pesticide application has occurred a list of postapplication precautions contained
on the label of the pesticide that was applied in the apartment and any other information
required by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18C.70, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Expiration.

This section expires deleted text beginJanuary 8, 2017deleted text endnew text begin June 30, 2020new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from January 7, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18C.71, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Expiration.

This section expires deleted text beginJanuary 8, 2017deleted text endnew text begin June 30, 2020new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from January 7, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18H.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Occasional sales.

(a) An individual may offer nursery stock for sale and be
exempt from the requirement to obtain a nursery stock certificate if:

(1) the gross sales of all nursery stock in a calendar year do not exceed $2,000;

(2) all nursery stock sold or distributed by the individual is intended for planting in
Minnesota;

(3) all nursery stock purchased or procured for resale or distribution was grown in
Minnesota and has been certified by the commissioner; and

(4) the individual conducts sales or distributions of nursery stock on ten or fewer days
in a calendar year.

new text begin (b) A municipality may offer certified nursery stock for sale and be exempt from the
requirement to obtain a nursery stock certificate if:
new text end

new text begin (1) all nursery stock offered for sale or distributed is intended for planting by residents
of the municipality on public property or public easements within the municipal boundary;
new text end

new text begin (2) all nursery stock purchased or procured for resale or distribution is grown in
Minnesota and has been certified by the commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the municipality submits to the commissioner before any sale or distribution of
nursery stock a list of all suppliers who provide the municipality with nursery stock.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The commissioner may prescribe the conditions of the exempt nursery sales under
this subdivision and may conduct routine inspections of the nursery stock offered for sale.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18H.07, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Nursery stock grower certificate.

(a) A nursery stock grower must pay an
annual fee based on the area of all acreage on which nursery stock is grown as follows:

(1) less than one-half acre, $150;

(2) from one-half acre to two acres, $200;

(3) over two acres up to five acres, $300;

(4) over five acres up to ten acres, $350;

(5) over ten acres up to 20 acres, $500;

(6) over 20 acres up to 40 acres, $650;

(7) over 40 acres up to 50 acres, $800;

(8) over 50 acres up to 200 acres, $1,100;

(9) over 200 acres up to 500 acres, $1,500; and

(10) over 500 acres, $1,500 plus $2 for each additional acre.

(b) In addition to the fees in paragraph (a), a penalty of ten percent of the fee due must
be charged for each month, or portion thereof, that the fee is delinquent up to a maximum
of 30 percent for any application for renewal not postmarkednew text begin or electronically date stampednew text end
by December 31 of the current year.

(c) A nursery stock grower found operating without a valid nursery stock grower
certificate cannot offer for sale or sell nursery stock until: (1) payment is received by the
commissioner for (i) the certificate fee due, and (ii) a penalty equal to the certificate fee
owed; and (2) a new certificate is issued to the nursery stock grower by the commissioner.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18H.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Nursery stock dealer certificate.

(a) A nursery stock dealer must pay an annual
fee based on the dealer's gross sales of certified nursery stock per location during the most
recent certificate year. A certificate applicant operating for the first time must pay the
minimum fee. The fees per sales location are:

(1) gross sales up to $5,000, $150;

(2) gross sales over $5,000 up to $20,000, $175;

(3) gross sales over $20,000 up to $50,000, $300;

(4) gross sales over $50,000 up to $75,000, $425;

(5) gross sales over $75,000 up to $100,000, $550;

(6) gross sales over $100,000 up to $200,000, $675; and

(7) gross sales over $200,000, $800.

(b) In addition to the fees in paragraph (a), a penalty of ten percent of the fee due must
be charged for each month, or portion thereof, that the fee is delinquent up to a maximum
of 30 percent for any application for renewal not postmarked new text beginor electronically date stamped
new text end by December 31 of the current year.

(c) A nursery stock dealer found operating without a valid nursery stock dealer certificate
cannot offer for sale or sell nursery stock until: (1) payment is received by the commissioner
for (i) the certificate fee due, and (ii) a penalty equal to the certificate fee owed; and (2) a
new certificate is issued to the nursery stock dealer by the commissioner.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 21.111, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Inspected.

"Inspected" means that the potato plants are examined in the field
and that the harvested potatoes produced by deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin the potatonew text end plants are examined by or under
the authority of the commissioner.new text begin For seed potatoes produced in a lab, inspected means
that the lab's records, including records related to the lab's procedures and protocols, as well
as the seed potatoes, have been examined under the authority of the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 21.111, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Certified.

"Certified" means that the potatoes were inspected while growing
in the field and again after being harvested, and were thereafter duly certified by or under
the authority of the commissioner, as provided in sections 21.111 to 21.122, and as provided
by rules adopted and published by the commissioner.new text begin For seed potatoes produced in a lab,
certified means that:
new text end

new text begin (1) the seed potato lab facilities and the lab's procedures and protocols have been
examined under the authority of the commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the seed potatoes have been inspected after they have been harvested, removed, or
released from the lab, and were duly certified by or under the authority of the commissioner,
as provided in sections 21.111 to 21.122.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 21.113, is amended to read:


21.113 CERTIFICATES OF INSPECTION.

new text begin (a) new text endThe commissioner shall deleted text begincausedeleted text endnew text begin issuenew text end certificates of inspection deleted text beginto be issueddeleted text end only when
seed potatoes have been inspected while growing in the field and again after being harvested.

new text begin (b) For seed potatoes produced in a lab, the commissioner shall issue certificates of
inspection only after:
new text end

new text begin (1) the seed potato lab facility and the lab's records have been inspected; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the seed potatoes have been inspected after they have been harvested, removed, or
released from the lab.
new text end

deleted text begin Suchdeleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Certificates new text beginof inspection under this section new text endshall show the varietal purity and
the freedom from disease and physical injury of such potatoes and deleted text beginshall contain suchdeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end
other information as may be prescribed by rules adopted and published under sections 21.111
to 21.122.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 21.117, is amended to read:


21.117 APPLICATIONS FOR INSPECTIONS; WITHDRAWALS.

new text begin (a) new text endAny person may make application to the commissioner for inspection or certification
of seed potatoes growing or to be grown. Upon receiving such application and the required
fee and such other information as may be required, the commissioner shall cause such
potatoes to be inspected or certified in accordance with the provisions of sections 21.111
to 21.122 and the rules adopted and published thereunder.

new text begin (b) new text endIf a grower wishes to withdraw a field new text beginor lab new text endafter having made application for
inspection and such withdrawal is requested before the field new text beginor lab new text endinspection has been
made, the fee paid shall be refunded to said grower.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.32, is amended to read:


25.32 COMMISSIONER'S DUTIES.

new text begin The commissioner shall administer new text endsections 25.31 to 25.43 deleted text beginshall be administered by the
commissioner
deleted text end.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.33, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Commercial feed.

"Commercial feed" means materials or combinations of
materials that are distributed or intended to be distributed for use as feed or for mixing in
feed, including feed for aquatic animals, unless the materials are specifically exempted.
Unmixed whole seeds and physically altered entire unmixed seedsnew text begin, as identified in the
United States grain standards
new text end, if the whole or physically altered seeds are not chemically
changednew text begin, are not labeled as a feed or for use as feed,new text end or are not adulterated within the meaning
of section 25.37, paragraph (a), are exempt. The commissioner by rule may exempt from
this definition, or from specific provisions of sections 25.31 to 25.43, commodities such as
hay, straw, stover, silage, cobs, husks, hulls, and individual chemical compounds or
substances if those commodities, compounds, or substances are not intermixed with other
materialsnew text begin, are not labeled as a feed or for use as feednew text end, and are not adulterated within the
meaning of section 25.37, paragraph (a).

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.33, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Manufacture.

"Manufacture" means to grind, mix deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end blend, deleted text beginor furtherdeleted text end processnew text begin,
package, or label
new text end a commercial feed for distribution.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.33, subdivision 21, is amended to read:


Subd. 21.

Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture or
deleted text begin a designated representativedeleted text endnew text begin the commissioner's agentnew text end.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.341, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

Before a person may: (1) manufacture a commercial feed
in the state; (2) distribute a commercial feed in or into the state; or (3) have the person's
name appear on the label of a commercial feed as guarantor, the person must have a
commercial feed license for each new text beginguarantor, or new text endmanufacturing or distributing facility. A
person who makes only retail sales of commercial feed, guaranteed by another, is not required
to obtain a license.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.341, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Application; fee; term.

A person who is required to have a commercial feed
license deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end submit an application on a form provided or approved by the commissioner
accompanied by deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an applicationnew text end fee of $75 paid to the commissioner for each location. A
license is not transferable from one person to another, from one ownership to another, or
from one location to another. The license year is the calendar year. A license expires on
December 31 of the year for which it is issued, except that a license is valid deleted text beginthrough January
31 of the next year or
deleted text end until the issuance of the renewal licensedeleted text begin, whichever comes first,deleted text end if
the licensee has filed a renewal application deleted text beginwith the commissionerdeleted text end new text beginthat has been received
by the commissioner on or before December 31 of the year for which the current license
was issued, or postmarked
new text endon or before December 31 of the year for which the current
license was issued. Any person who is required to have, but fails to obtain a license or a
licensee who fails to comply with license renewal requirements, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end pay a $100 late
fee in addition to the license fee.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.35, is amended to read:


25.35 LABELING.

(a) A commercial feed, except a customer formula feed, must be accompanied by a label
bearing the following information:

(1) the product name and the brand name, if any, under which the commercial feed is
distributed;

(2) the guaranteed analysis, stated in terms the commissioner requires by rule, to advise
the user of the composition of the feed or to support claims made in the labeling. The
substances or elements must be determinable by laboratory methods such as the methods
published by the AOAC International or other generally recognized methods;

(3) the common or usual name of each ingredient used in the manufacture of the
commercial feed. The commissioner may by rule permit the use of a collective term for a
group of ingredients which perform a similar function, or may exempt commercial feeds
or any group of commercial feeds from this requirement on finding that an ingredient
statement is not required in the interest of consumers;

(4) the name and principal mailing address of the manufacturer or the person responsible
for distributing the commercial feed;

(5) adequate directions for use for all commercial feeds containing drugs and for such
other feeds as the commissioner may require by rule as necessary for their safe and effective
use;

(6) precautionary statements which the commissioner determines by rule are necessary
for the safe and effective use of the commercial feed; and

(7) a quantity statement.

(b) A customer formula feed must be accompanied by a label, invoice, delivery slip, or
other shipping document bearing the following information:

(1) name and address of the manufacturer;

(2) name and address of the purchaser;

(3) date of delivery;

(4) the product name and either (i) the quantity of each commercial feed and each other
ingredient used in the mixture, or (ii) a guaranteed analysis and list of ingredients in paragraph
(a), clauses (2) and (3);

(5) adequate directions for use for all customer formula feeds containing drugs and for
other feeds the commissioner requires by rule as necessary for their safe and effective use;

(6) precautionary statements the commissioner determines by rule are necessary for the
safe and effective use of the customer formula feed;

(7) if a product containing a drug is used:

(i) the purpose of the medication (claim statement); and

(ii) the established name of each active drug ingredient and the level of each drug used
in the final mixture expressed in a manner required by the commissioner by rule; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(8) for a customer formula feed for which the formula is developed by someone other
than the manufacturer, a disclaimer may be included on the label stating "THIS FEED IS
A CUSTOMER FORMULA FEED DEVELOPED BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE
MANUFACTURER. THE MANUFACTURER DOES NOT CLAIM, REPRESENT,
WARRANT, OR GUARANTEE, AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NUTRITIONAL
ADEQUACY OF THIS FEED OR THE NUTRITIONAL SUITABILITY OF THIS FEED
FOR ITS INTENDED PURPOSE."new text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (9) a quantity statement.
new text end

(c) The manufacturer of a customer formula feed the formula of which is developed by
someone other than the manufacturer is not responsible or liable for the nutritional adequacy
or the nutritional suitability of the feed for its intended purpose if: (1) the manufacturer does
not make a claim of nutritional adequacy for the customer formula feed and does not make
a claim for nutritional suitability of the feed for its intended purpose; and (2) the manufacturer
includes the disclaimer in paragraph (b), clause (8). A person other than the manufacturer
who develops or recommends a formula for a customer formula feed is responsible for
providing to the manufacturer of the feed the appropriate labeling information and for
providing the appropriate use information to the feed manufacturer.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.371, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Certificate application.

(a) A person may apply to the commissioner for a
good manufacturing practices certificate for commercial feed and feed ingredients.
Application for good manufacturing practices certificates must be made on forms provided
or approved by the commissioner. The commissioner shall conduct inspections of facilities
for persons that have applied for or intend to apply for a good manufacturing practices
certificate for commercial feed and feed ingredients from the commissioner. The
commissioner shall not conduct an inspection under this deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionnew text end if the applicant
has not paid in full the inspection fee for previous inspections. Certificate issuance shall be
based on deleted text begincompliance with subdivisions 3 to 14, ordeleted text end United States Food and Drug
Administration rules regarding preventive controls for animal feed.

(b) The commissioner may assess a fee for the inspection, service, and work performed
in carrying out the issuance of a good manufacturing practices certificate for commercial
feed and feed ingredients. The inspection fee must be based on mileage and the cost of
inspection.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.38, is amended to read:


25.38 PROHIBITED ACTS.

The following acts and causing the following acts in Minnesota are prohibited:

(1) manufacture or distribution of any commercial feed that is adulterated or misbranded;

(2) adulteration or misbranding of any commercial feed;

(3) distribution of agricultural commodities such as whole seed, hay, straw, stover, silage,
cobs, husks, and hulls, which are adulterated within the meaning of section 25.37, paragraph
(a);

(4) removal or disposal of a commercial feed in violation of an order under section 25.42;

(5) failure or refusal to obtain a commercial feed license under section 25.341 deleted text beginor to
provide a small package listing under section 25.39
deleted text end; or

(6) failure to pay inspection feesnew text begin, to register a small package under section 25.39,new text end or new text beginto
new text end file reports as required by section 25.39.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.39, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Amount of fee.

(a) An inspection fee at the rate of 16 cents per ton must
be paid to the commissioner on commercial feeds distributed in this state by the person who
first distributes the commercial feed, except that:

(1) no fee need be paid ondeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) a commercial feed if the payment has been made by a previous distributor; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii)deleted text endnew text begin any feed ingredient in anew text end customer formula deleted text beginfeeds if the inspection fee is paid on the
commercial feeds which are used as ingredients
deleted text endnew text begin feed that has been directly furnished by the
customer
new text end; or

(2) deleted text begina Minnesota feed distributor who can substantiate that greater than 50 percent of the
distribution of commercial feed is to purchasers outside the state may purchase commercial
feeds without payment of the inspection fee under a tonnage fee exemption permit issued
by the commissioner
deleted text endnew text begin no fee need be paid on a first distribution if made to a qualified buyer
who, with approval from the commissioner, is responsible for the fee
new text end. Such deleted text beginlocation specificdeleted text end
new text begin license-specific tonnage-fee-exemption new text endpermits shall be issued on a calendar year basis to
commercial feed deleted text begindistributorsdeleted text endnew text begin licenseesnew text end who new text begindistribute feed or feed ingredients outside the
state, and who
new text endsubmit a $100 nonrefundable application fee and comply with rules adopted
by the commissioner relative to record keeping, tonnage of commercial feed distributed in
Minnesota, total of all commercial feed tonnage distributed, and all other information which
the commissioner may require so as to ensure that proper inspection fee payment has been
made.

(b) In the case of pet food new text beginor specialty pet food new text enddistributed in the state only in packages
of ten pounds or less, a deleted text beginlisting ofdeleted text endnew text begin distributor must registernew text end each product and new text beginsubmit new text enda current
label for each product deleted text beginmust be submitteddeleted text end annually on forms provided by the commissioner
deleted text begin anddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end accompanied by an annual new text beginapplication new text endfee of $100 for each product in lieu of the
inspection fee. This annual fee deleted text beginis due by July 1deleted text endnew text begin must be received by the commissioner on
or before June 30 or postmarked on or before June 30
new text end. The inspection fee required by
paragraph (a) applies to pet food new text beginor specialty pet food new text enddistributed in packages exceeding
ten pounds.

deleted text begin (c) In the case of specialty pet food distributed in the state only in packages of ten pounds
or less, a listing of each product and a current label for each product must be submitted
annually on forms provided by the commissioner and accompanied by an annual fee of
$100 for each product in lieu of the inspection fee. This annual fee is due by July 1. The
inspection fee required by paragraph (a) applies to specialty pet food distributed in packages
exceeding ten pounds.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The minimum inspection fee is $75 per annual reporting period.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.39, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Containers of ten pounds or less.

A distributor who is subject to the annual
fee specified in subdivision 1, paragraph (b) deleted text beginor (c)deleted text end, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end do the following:

(1) before beginning distribution, deleted text beginfiledeleted text endnew text begin registernew text end with the commissioner deleted text begina listing ofdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end pet
and specialty pet foods to be distributed in the state only in containers of ten pounds or less,
on forms provided by the commissioner. The deleted text beginlistingdeleted text endnew text begin registrationnew text end under this clause must be
renewed annually new text beginon or new text endbefore deleted text beginJuly 1deleted text endnew text begin June 30new text end and is the basis for the payment of the annual
fee. New products added during the year must be submitted to the commissioner as a
supplement to the annual deleted text beginlistingdeleted text endnew text begin registrationnew text end before distribution; and

(2) if the annual renewal of the deleted text beginlistingdeleted text endnew text begin registrationnew text end is not received new text beginor postmarked on or
new text end before deleted text beginJuly 1deleted text endnew text begin June 30new text end or if an deleted text beginunlisteddeleted text endnew text begin unregisterednew text end product is distributed, pay a late filing
fee of $100 per product in addition to the normal charge for the deleted text beginlistingdeleted text endnew text begin registrationnew text end. The late
filing fee under this clause is in addition to any other penalty under this chapter.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.39, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Annual statement.

A person who is liable for the payment of a fee under this
section deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end file with the commissioner on forms furnished by the commissioner an
annual statement setting forth the number of net tons of commercial feeds distributed in
this state during the calendar year. The report is due deleted text beginbydeleted text endnew text begin on or beforenew text end the 31st of each Januarynew text begin
following the year of distribution
new text end. The inspection fee at the rate specified in subdivision 1
must accompany the statement. For each tonnage report not filed new text beginwith the commissioner new text endor
payment of inspection fees not deleted text beginmade on timedeleted text endnew text begin received by the commissioner on or before
January 31 or postmarked on or before January 31
new text end, a penalty of ten percent of the amount
due, with a minimum penalty of $10, must be assessed against the license holder, and the
amount of fees due, plus penalty, is a debt and may be recovered in a civil action against
the license holder. The assessment of this penalty does not prevent the department from
taking other actions as provided in this chapter.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.39, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Records.

Each person required to pay an inspection fee or to report in accordance
with this section deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end keep records, as determined by the commissioner, accurately
detailing the tonnage of commercial feed distributed in this state. Records upon which the
tonnage is based must be maintained for six years and made available to the commissioner
for inspection, copying, and audit. A person who is located outside of this state must maintain
and make available records required by this section in this state or pay all costs incurred in
auditing of the records at another location. Unless required for the enforcement of this
chapter, the information in the records required by this subdivision is private or nonpublic.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.40, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Notice; public comment.

Before the issuance, amendment, or repeal of any
rule authorized by sections 25.31 to 25.43, the commissioner shall publish the proposed
rule, amendment, or notice to repeal an existing rule in a manner reasonably calculated to
give interested parties, including all current license holders, adequate notice and shall afford
all interested persons an opportunity to present their views orally or in writing, within a
reasonable period of time. After consideration of all views presented by interested persons,
the commissioner shall take appropriate action to issue the proposed rule or to amend or
repeal an existing rule. The provisions of this subdivision notwithstanding, if the
commissioner, pursuant to the authority of sections 25.31 to 25.43, adopts the official
definitions of feed ingredients deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin andnew text end official feed terms as adopted by the Association of
American Feed Control Officials, any amendment or modification adopted by the association
deleted text begin shall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end adopted automatically under sections 25.31 to 25.43 without regard to the
publication of the notice required by this subdivision unless the commissioner, by order
specifically determines that the amendment or modification shall not be adopted.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.41, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authorization; limitation.

For the purpose of enforcement of sections
25.31 to 25.43, and associated rules, in order to determine whether the provisions have been
complied with, including whether or not any operations may be subject to such provisions,
officers or employees duly designated by the commissionernew text begin or the commissioner's agentnew text end,
upon presenting appropriate credentials, and a written notice to the owner, operator, or agent
in charge, are authorized:

(1) to enter, during normal business hours, any factory, warehouse, or establishment
within the state in which commercial feeds are manufactured, processed, packed, or held
for distribution, or to enter any vehicle being used to transport or hold such feeds; and

(2) to inspect at reasonable times, within reasonable limits, and in a reasonable manner,
such factory, warehouse, establishment or vehicle and all pertinent equipment, finished and
unfinished materials, containers, and labeling therein. The inspection may include the
verification of records and production and control procedures related to the manufacture,
distribution, storage, handling, or disposal of commercial feed as may be necessary to
determine compliance with this chapter.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.41, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Notification; promptness.

A separate notice deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be given for each
inspection, but a notice deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end not deleted text beginbedeleted text end required for each entry made during the period covered
by the inspection. Each inspection deleted text beginshall be commenceddeleted text end new text beginmust begin new text endand new text beginbe new text endcompleted with
reasonable promptness. Upon completion of the inspection, the owner, operator, or agent
in charge of the facility or vehicle deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be deleted text beginsodeleted text end notified.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.41, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Receipt for samples.

If the deleted text beginofficer or employeedeleted text endnew text begin commissioner or the
commissioner's agent
new text end making such inspection of a factory, warehouse, or other establishment
has obtained a sample in the course of the inspection, upon completion of the inspection
and prior to leaving the premises the deleted text beginofficer or employeedeleted text endnew text begin commissioner or the commissioner's
agent
new text end shall give to the owner, operator, or agent in charge a receipt describing the samples
obtained.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.41, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Entry of premises.

For the purpose of the enforcement of sections 25.31 to
25.43, the commissioner or the commissioner's deleted text beginduly designateddeleted text end agent is authorized to enter
upon any public or private premises including any vehicle of transport during regular business
hours to have access to, and to obtain samples, and to examine new text beginand copy new text endrecords relating
to distribution of commercial feeds.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.41, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Manufacturer's report of investigation.

If the inspection and analysis of an
official sample indicates that a commercial feed has been adulterated or misbranded, the
person whose name appears on the label of the indicated commercial feed as guarantor deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin
must
new text end provide a manufacturer's report of investigation to the commissioner within 30 days
following the receipt of the official analysis.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 25.42, is amended to read:


25.42 DETAINED COMMERCIAL FEEDS.

Subdivision 1.

Withdrawal from distribution order.

When the commissioner or the
commissioner's deleted text beginauthorizeddeleted text end agent has reasonable cause to believe any lot of commercial feed
is being distributed in violation of any of the provisions of sections 25.31 to 25.43 or of any
of the prescribed rules under sections 25.31 to 25.43, the commissioner or new text beginthe commissioner's
new text end agent may issue and enforce a written or printed "withdrawal from distribution" order,
warning the distributor not to dispose of the lot of commercial feed in any manner until
written permission is given by the commissioner or the court. The commissioner shall release
the lot of new text beginwithdrawn new text endcommercial feed deleted text beginso withdrawndeleted text end when deleted text beginsaid provisions anddeleted text endnew text begin sections 25.31
to 25.43 and associated
new text end rules have been complied with. If compliance is not obtained within
30 days, the commissioner may begin, or upon request of the distributor or license holder
shall begin, proceedings for condemnation.

Subd. 2.

Seizure; disposition.

Any lot of commercial feed not in compliance with deleted text beginsaid
provisions and
deleted text end new text beginsections 25.31 to 25.43 and associated new text endrules deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end subject to seizure on
complaint of the commissioner to the district court of the county in which deleted text beginsaiddeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end commercial
feed is located. In the event the court finds the commercial feed to be in violation of sections
25.31 to 25.43 and orders the condemnation of deleted text beginsaiddeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end commercial feed, deleted text beginit shalldeleted text endnew text begin the
commercial feed must
new text end be disposed of in deleted text beginanydeleted text endnew text begin anew text end manner consistent with the quality of the
commercial feed and the laws of the state; provided, that in no instance, shall the disposition
of deleted text beginsaiddeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end commercial feed be ordered by the court without first giving the claimant an
opportunity to apply to the court for release of deleted text beginsaiddeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end commercial feed or for permission
to process or relabel deleted text beginsaiddeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end commercial feed to bring it into compliance with sections
25.31 to 25.43.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 27.04, is amended to read:


27.04 APPLICATION FOR LICENSE.

Subdivision 1.

Issuance.

The commissioner shall issue a wholesale produce dealer's
license to engage in the business of a dealer at wholesale to persons submitting an application,
paying the prescribed fee, and complying with the conditions in this section.

Subd. 2.

Application contents.

(a) The application must be in writing, accompanied by
the prescribed fee, and state:

(1) the place or places where the applicant intends to carry on the business for which
the license is desired;

(2) the estimated amount of business to be done monthly;

(3) the amount of business done during the preceding year, if any;

(4) the full names of the persons constituting the firm for a partnership, and for a
corporation the names of the officers of the corporation and where incorporated;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (5) a financial statement showing the value and character of the assets and the amount
of liabilities of the applicant;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) the income and expenses for the most recent year;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) the names and addresses of all shareholders who own at least five percent of a
corporate applicant's shares of stock;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8) whether the applicant or any of its officers, partners, or agents have been involved
in any litigation relating to the business of a wholesale produce dealer in the previous five
years; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end any other information relevant to the conduct of its business as a wholesale
produce dealer in the previous five years, as the commissioner may require.

(b) If a contract is used in a transaction, a copy of the contract must also be filed with
the commissioner.

(c) Financial data required of an applicant under this section is classified as private data
with regard to data on individuals and as nonpublic data with regard to data not on individuals
under section 13.02.

Subd. 3.

Filing.

Applications shall be filed annually.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 28A.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Regularly engaged. new text end

new text begin "Regularly engaged" means any person who operates a
food business over a period of time at uniform, consistent intervals.
new text end

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 28A.081, is amended to read:


28A.081 CERTIFICATE FEES.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Fee. new text end

A fee of deleted text begin$75deleted text endnew text begin $125new text end for each certificate shall be charged to deleted text beginall food
establishments that request certificates
deleted text endnew text begin any person who requests a certificatenew text end issued by the
Minnesota Department of Agriculture to facilitate the movement of Minnesota processed
and manufactured foods destined for export from the state of Minnesota. Certificates include,
but are not limited to, a certificate of free sale, certificate of export, certificate of sanitation,
sanitary certificate, certificate of origin and/or free sale, certificate of health and/or free
sale, sanitation, and purity, certificate of free trade, certificate of free sale, sanitation, purity,
and origin, certificate of health, sanitation, purity, and free sale, and letter of plant
certification.

The commissioner shall bill deleted text begina food establishmentdeleted text endnew text begin the requesting personnew text end within seven
days after issuing a certificate to the deleted text beginestablishmentdeleted text endnew text begin personnew text end. The deleted text beginoperator of the food
establishment
deleted text endnew text begin requesting personnew text end must submit payment for a certificate within ten days of
the billing date. If a certificate fee payment is not received within 15 days of the billing
date, the commissioner may not issue any future certificates new text beginto the requesting person new text enduntil
previous fees due are paid in full.new text begin Fees paid under this section must be deposited in the food
certificate account established under subdivision 2 or another account in the agricultural
fund if the expenses for the certificate will be paid from that other account.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Food certificate account; appropriation. new text end

new text begin A food certificate account is
established in the agricultural fund. Money in the account, including interest, is appropriated
to the commissioner for expenses relating to certifying Minnesota processed and
manufactured foods under chapters 28 to 34A or rules adopted under one of those chapters.
new text end

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 28A.152, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Direct sales to consumers.

(a) An individual qualifying for an exemption under
subdivision 1 may sell the exempt food:

(1) directly to the ultimate consumernew text begin at a community event or farmers' marketnew text end;

deleted text begin (2) at a community event or farmers' market; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end directly from the individual's home to the new text beginultimate new text endconsumer, to the extent allowed
by local ordinancedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (3) through donation to a community event with the purpose of fund-raising for an
individual, or fund-raising for an educational, charitable, or religious organization.
new text end

(b) If an exempt food product will be delivered to the ultimate consumer upon sale of
the food product, the individual who prepared the food product must be the person who
delivers the food product to the ultimate consumer.

(c) Food products exempt under subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2), may not be
sold outside of Minnesota.

(d) Food products exempt under subdivision 1 may be sold over the Internet but must
be delivered directly to the ultimate consumer by the individual who prepared the food
product. The statement "These products are homemade and not subject to state inspection."
must be displayed on the Web site that offers the exempt foods for purchase.

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 28A.21, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Expiration.

This section expires June 30, deleted text begin2017deleted text endnew text begin 2027new text end.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 31A.02, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Animals.

"Animals" means cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, farmed Cervidae,
as defined in section 35.153, subdivision 3, llamas, as defined in section 17.455, subdivision
2
, Ratitae, as defined in section 17.453, subdivision 3, horses, equines, and other deleted text beginlarge
deleted text end domesticated animals.

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 32C.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Facility design; development and operation.

The authority may enter into
management contracts, lease agreements, or both, with a Minnesota nonprofit corporation
to design, develop, and operate a facility to further the purposes of this chapter at the site
determined by the board and on the terms that the board finds desirable. The board must
identify deleted text beginand acquiredeleted text end a site that will accommodatenew text begin, where practicable,new text end the following facilities
and activities:

(1) housing for bred and lactating animals;

(2) milking parlor;

(3) automatic milking systems;

(4) cross-ventilated and natural-ventilated housing;

(5) transition cow housing;

(6) special needs and hospital housing;

(7) classrooms and a conference room;

(8) dairy processing facility with retail;

(9) visitors' center;

(10) student housing;

(11) laboratory facilities;

(12) space to accommodate installation of an anaerobic digester system to research
energy production from feedstock produced on site or from off-site sources; and

(13) space for feed storage to allow for research capabilities at the facility.

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 32C.01, subdivision 7, relating to conflict of
interest, a director or officer of the authority who is also a director, officer, or member of
a nonprofit corporation with which the authority enters into management contracts or lease
agreements may participate in and vote on the decision of the board as to the terms and
conditions of management contracts or lease agreements between the Minnesota nonprofit
corporation and the authority.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 32C.06, is amended to read:


32C.06 EXPIRATION.

If by August 1, deleted text begin2017deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end, the authority board has not identified deleted text beginand acquireddeleted text end a site for
a facility, as provided in section 32C.02, subdivision 2, sections 32C.01 to 32C.05 and this
section are repealed on that date. The Department of Agriculture shall notify the revisor of
statutes if the repealer under this section becomes effective.

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 41A.12, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Oversight.

The commissionerdeleted text begin, in consultation with the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction
over agriculture finance,
deleted text end must allocate deleted text beginavailabledeleted text endnew text begin appropriatednew text end funds deleted text beginamong eligible usesdeleted text endnew text begin as
provided by law
new text end, develop competitive eligibility criteria, and award funds on a needs basis.
By February 1 each year, the commissioner shall report to the legislature deleted text beginon the allocation
among eligible uses and any financial assistance provided
deleted text endnew text begin the outcomes achieved new text endunder
this section.

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 41A.20, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligibility.

(a) A facility eligible for payment under this section must source
at least 80 percent raw materials from Minnesota. If a facility is sited 50 miles or less from
the state border, raw materials may be sourced from within a 100-mile radius. Raw materials
must be from forest resources. The facility must be located in Minnesota, must begin
production at a specific location by June 30, 2025, and must not begin operating before July
1, deleted text begin2017deleted text endnew text begin 2019new text end. Eligible facilities include existing companies and facilities that are adding
siding production capacity, or retrofitting existing capacity, as well as new companies and
facilities. Eligible siding production facilities must produce at least 200,000,000 siding
square feet on a 3/8 inch nominal basis of siding each year.

(b) No payments shall be made for siding production that occurs after June 30, 2035,
for those eligible producers under paragraph (a).

(c) An eligible producer of siding shall not transfer the producer's eligibility for payments
under this section to a facility at a different location.

(d) A producer that ceases production for any reason is ineligible to receive payments
under this section until the producer resumes production.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 41B.03, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligibility for restructured loan.

In addition to the eligibility requirements
of subdivision 1, a prospective borrower for a restructured loan must:

(1) have received at least 50 percent of average annual gross income from farming for
the past three years or, for homesteaded property, received at least 40 percent of average
gross income from farming in the past three years, and farming must be the principal
occupation of the borrower;

(2) have projected annual expenses, including operating expenses, family living, and
interest expenses after the restructuring, that do not exceed 95 percent of the borrower's
projected annual income considering prior production history and projected prices for farm
production, except that the authority may reduce the 95 percent requirement if it finds that
other significant factors in the loan application support the making of the loan;

(3) demonstrate substantial difficulty in meeting projected annual expenses without
restructuring the loan; and

(4) have a total net worth, including assets and liabilities of the borrower's spouse and
dependents, of less than deleted text begin$660,000 in 2004deleted text endnew text begin $1,700,000 in 2017new text end and an amount in subsequent
years which is adjusted for inflation by multiplying that amount by the cumulative inflation
rate as determined by the United States All-Items Consumer Price Index.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 41B.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Eligibility for beginning farmer loans.

(a) In addition to the requirements
under subdivision 1, a prospective borrower for a beginning farm loan in which the authority
holds an interest, must:

(1) have sufficient education, training, or experience in the type of farming for which
the loan is desired;

(2) have a total net worth, including assets and liabilities of the borrower's spouse and
dependents, of less than deleted text begin$350,000 in 2004deleted text endnew text begin $800,000 in 2017new text end and an amount in subsequent
years which is adjusted for inflation by multiplying that amount by the cumulative inflation
rate as determined by the United States All-Items Consumer Price Index;

(3) demonstrate a need for the loan;

(4) demonstrate an ability to repay the loan;

(5) certify that the agricultural land to be purchased will be used by the borrower for
agricultural purposes;

(6) certify that farming will be the principal occupation of the borrower;

(7) agree to participate in a farm management program approved by the commissioner
of agriculture for at least the first three years of the loan, if an approved program is available
within 45 miles from the borrower's residence. The commissioner may waive this requirement
for any of the programs administered by the authority if the participant requests a waiver
and has either a four-year degree in an agricultural program or certification as an adult farm
management instructor; and

(8) agree to file an approved soil and water conservation plan with the Natural Resources
Conservation Service office in the county where the land is located.

(b) If a borrower fails to participate under paragraph (a), clause (7), the borrower is
subject to penalty as determined by the authority.

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 41B.043, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Total net worth limit.

A prospective borrower for an agricultural improvement
loan in which the authority holds an interest must have a total net worth, including assets
and liabilities of the borrower's spouse and dependents, of less than deleted text begin$350,000 in 2004deleted text endnew text begin
$800,000 in 2017
new text end and an amount in subsequent years which is adjusted for inflation by
multiplying that amount by the cumulative inflation rate as determined by the United States
All-Items Consumer Price Index.

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 41B.045, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Loan participation.

The authority may participate in a livestock expansion
loan with an eligible lender to a livestock farmer who meets the requirements of section
41B.03, subdivision 1, clauses (1) and (2), and who are actively engaged in a livestock
operation. A prospective borrower must have a total net worth, including assets and liabilities
of the borrower's spouse and dependents, of less than deleted text begin$660,000 in 2004deleted text endnew text begin $1,700,000 in 2017new text end
and an amount in subsequent years which is adjusted for inflation by multiplying that amount
by the cumulative inflation rate as determined by the United States All-Items Consumer
Price Index.

Participation is limited to 45 percent of the principal amount of the loan or $525,000,
whichever is less. The interest rates and repayment terms of the authority's participation
interest may be different from the interest rates and repayment terms of the lender's retained
portion of the loan.

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 41C.02, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Low or moderate net worth.

"Low or moderate net worth" means:

(1) for an individual, an aggregate net worth of the individual and the individual's spouse
and minor children of less than deleted text begin$350,000 in 2004deleted text endnew text begin $800,000 in 2017new text end and an amount in
subsequent years which is adjusted for inflation by multiplying that amount by the cumulative
inflation rate as determined by the United States All-Items Consumer Price Index; or

(2) for a partnership, an aggregate net worth of all partners, including each partner's net
capital in the partnership, and each partner's spouse and minor children of less than twice
the amount set for an individual in clause (1). However, the aggregate net worth of each
partner and that partner's spouse and minor children may not exceed the amount set for an
individual in clause (1).

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116V.01, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute is
established as a nonprofit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, as amended. The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute shall conduct onsite
and applied research, promote the establishment of new products and product uses and the
expansion of existing markets for the state's agricultural commodities and products, including
direct financial and technical assistance for deleted text beginMinnesotadeleted text end entrepreneursnew text begin in Minnesota and
bordering states
new text end. The institute must establish or maintain facilities and work with private
and public entities to leverage the resources available to achieve maximum results for
Minnesota agriculture.

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116V.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Board of directors.

The board of directors of the Agricultural Utilization
Research Institute is comprised of:

(1) the chairs of the senate and the house of representatives standing committees with
jurisdiction over agriculture finance or the chair's designee;

(2) two representatives of statewide farm organizations;

(3) two representatives of agribusiness; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) three representatives of the commodity promotion councilsnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (5) two at-large representativesnew text end.

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116V.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Duties.

(a) The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute shall:

(1) identify development opportunities for agricultural products;

(2) implement a program that identifies techniques to meet those opportunities;

(3) monitor and coordinate research among the public and private organizations and
individuals specifically addressing procedures to transfer new technology to businesses,
farmers, and individuals;

(4) deleted text beginprovide research grants to public and private educational institutions and other
organizations that are undertaking basic and applied research to promote the development
of emerging agricultural industries;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end assist organizations and individuals with market analysis and product marketing
implementations;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end to the extent possible earn and receive revenue from contracts, patents, licenses,
royalties, grants, fees-for-service, and memberships;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end work with the Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of
Agriculture, the Department of Employment and Economic Development, and other agencies
to maximize marketing opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally; and

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end leverage available funds from federal, state, and private sources to develop new
markets and value added opportunities for Minnesota agricultural products.

(b) The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute board of directors shall have the sole
approval authority for establishing agricultural utilization research priorities, requests for
proposals to meet those priorities, awarding of grants, hiring and direction of personnel,
and other expenditures of funds consistent with the adopted and approved mission and goals
of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. The actions and expenditures of the
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute are subject to audit. The institute shall annually
report by February 1 to the senate and house of representatives standing committees with
jurisdiction over agricultural policy and funding. The report must list projects initiated,
progress on projects, and financial information relating to expenditures, income from other
sources, and other information to allow the committees to evaluate the effectiveness of the
institute's activities.

(c) The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute shall convene a Renewable Energy
Roundtable, the purpose of which shall be to further the state's leadership on bioenergy
issues.

(i) The Renewable Energy Roundtable shall consist of one representative appointed by
the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, one appointed by the
commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce, one appointed by the chancellor
of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and one appointed by the president of the
University of Minnesota. The appointees must have expertise relevant to bioenergy.

(ii) The board shall oversee the activities and shall provide staff to assist the Renewable
Energy Roundtable.

(iii) The Renewable Energy Roundtable will engage professionals and experts from
private, government, academic, and nonprofit entities across the state to identify bioenergy
opportunities and collaborate with a broad group of interested parties to identify future
alternative courses of action the state can take to sustain a long-term competitive position
in renewable energy through the year 2025. The Renewable Energy Roundtable will consult,
advise, and review projects and initiatives funded by the state as directed by the
administration and the legislature.

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116V.01, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Staff.

The board of directors shall hire deleted text beginstaffdeleted text endnew text begin an executive directornew text end for the
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. Persons employed by the Agricultural Utilization
Research Institute are not state employees and may participate in state retirement, deferred
compensation, insurance, or other plans that apply to state employees generally and are
subject to regulation by the state Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116V.01, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Bylaws.

The board of directors shall adopt bylaws necessary for the conduct
of the business of the institute consistent with this section. The corporation must publish
bylaws and amendments to the bylaws deleted text beginin the State Registerdeleted text endnew text begin on the board's Web sitenew text end.

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116V.01, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Meetings.

The board of directors shall meet at least twice each year and may
hold additional meetings upon giving notice in accordance with the bylaws of the institute.
Board meetings are subject to chapter 13D, except section 13D.01, subdivision 6, as it
pertains to financial information, business plans, income and expense projections, customer
lists, market and feasibility studies, and trade secret information as defined by section 13.37,
subdivision 1
, paragraph (b).new text begin For the purposes of section 13D.015, the board of directors is
a state board.
new text end

Sec. 71.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116V.01, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Conflict of interest.

A director, employee, or officer of the institute may not
deleted text begin participate indeleted text endnew text begin advocate fornew text end or vote on a decision of the board relating to an organization in
which the directornew text begin, employee, or officernew text end has either a direct or indirect financial interest.

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116V.01, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Funds.

The institute may accept and use gifts, grants, or contributions from
any source. Unless otherwise restricted by the terms of a gift or bequest, the board may sell,
exchange, or otherwise dispose of and invest or reinvest the money, securities, or other
property given or bequested to it. The principal of these funds, the income from them, and
all other revenues received by it from any nonstate source deleted text beginmust be placed in the depositories
the board determines and is
deleted text endnew text begin arenew text end subject to expenditure for the board's purposes. new text beginReceipts
and
new text endexpenditures of more than deleted text begin$25,000deleted text endnew text begin $50,000new text end must be approved by the deleted text beginfulldeleted text end board.

Sec. 73.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116V.01, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Accounts; audits.

The institute may establish funds and accounts that it finds
convenient. The board shall provide for and pay the cost of an deleted text beginindependent annualdeleted text end audit of
its official books and records by the legislative auditor subject to sections 3.971 and 3.972.
new text begin In addition, the board shall provide and pay for the cost of an annual financial audit of its
official books and records by a CPA firm licensed under chapter 326A.
new text endA copy of deleted text beginthisdeleted text endnew text begin the
annual financial
new text end audit shall be filed with the deleted text beginsecretary of statedeleted text endnew text begin Office of the Attorney General,
Charities Division
new text end.

For purposes of this section, "institute" means the Agricultural Utilization Research
Institute established under this section and "board of directors" means the board of directors
of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute.

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 223.17, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Bond disbursement.

(a) The bond required under subdivision 4 shall provide
for payment of loss caused by the grain buyer's failure to pay, upon the owner's demand,
the purchase price of grain sold to the grain buyer in the manner provided by subdivision
5, including loss caused by failure to pay within the time required. The bond shall be
conditioned upon the grain buyer being duly licensed as provided herein.

(b) The commissioner shall promptly determine the validity of all claims filed and notify
the claimants of the determination. An aggrieved party may appeal the commissioner's
determination by requesting, within 15 days, that the commissioner initiate a contested case
proceeding. In the absence of such a request, or following the issuance of a final order in a
contested case, the surety company shall issue payment promptly to those claimants entitled
to payment. The commissioner may apply to the district court for an order appointing a
trustee or receiver to manage and supervise the operations of the grain buyer in default. The
commissioner may participate in any resulting court proceeding as an interested party.

(c) If a grain buyer has become liable to more than one producer by reason of breaches
of the conditions of the bond and the amount of the bond is insufficient to pay the entire
liability to all producers entitled to the protection of the bond, the proceeds of the bond shall
be apportioned among the bona fide claimants.

(d) The bond shall not be cumulative from one licensing period to the next. The maximum
liability of the bond shall be its face value for the licensing period.

new text begin (e) The bond disbursement shall occur 200 days from the date the commissioner publishes
a public notice of a claim. At the end of this time period, the commissioner shall initiate
bond payments on all valid claims received by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 232.22, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Bond disbursement.

(a) The bond of a public grain warehouse operator must
be conditioned that the public grain warehouse operator issuing a grain warehouse receipt
is liable to the depositor for the delivery of the kind, grade and net quantity of grain called
for by the receipt.

(b) Upon notification of default, the commissioner shall determine the validity of all
claims and notify all parties having filed claims. Any aggrieved party may appeal the
commissioner's determination by requesting, within 15 days, that the commissioner initiate
a contested case proceeding. In the absence of such a request, or following the issuance of
a final order in a contested case, the surety company shall issue payment to those claimants
entitled to payment. If the commissioner determines it is necessary, the commissioner may
apply to the district court for an order appointing a trustee or receiver to manage and supervise
the operations of the grain warehouse operator in default. The commissioner may participate
in any resulting court proceeding as an interested party.

(c) For the purpose of determining the amount of bond disbursement against all valid
claims under a condition one bond, all grain owned or stored in the public grain warehouse
shall be sold and the combined proceeds deposited in a special fund. Payment shall be made
from the special fund satisfying the valid claims of grain warehouse receipt holders.

(d) If a public grain warehouse operator has become liable to more than one depositor
or producer by reason of breaches of the conditions of the bond and the amount of the bond
is insufficient to pay, beyond the proceeds of the special fund, the entire liability to all valid
claimants, the proceeds of the bond and special fund shall be apportioned among the valid
claimants on a pro rata basis.

(e) A bond is not cumulative from one licensing period to the next. The maximum
liability of the bond shall be its face value for the licensing period.

new text begin (f) The bond disbursement shall occur 200 days from the date the commissioner publishes
a public notice of a claim. At the end of this time period, the commissioner shall initiate
bond payments on all valid claims received by the department.
new text end

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 336.9-601, is amended to read:


336.9-601 RIGHTS AFTER DEFAULT; JUDICIAL ENFORCEMENT;
CONSIGNOR OR BUYER OF ACCOUNTS, CHATTEL PAPER, PAYMENT
INTANGIBLES, OR PROMISSORY NOTES.

(a) Rights of secured party after default. After default, a secured party has the rights
provided in this part and, except as otherwise provided in section 336.9-602, those provided
by agreement of the parties. A secured party:

(1) may reduce a claim to judgment, foreclose, or otherwise enforce the claim, security
interest, or agricultural lien by any available judicial procedure; and

(2) if the collateral is documents, may proceed either as to the documents or as to the
goods they cover.

(b) Rights and duties of secured party in possession or control. A secured party in
possession of collateral or control of collateral under section 336.7-106, 336.9-104,
336.9-105, 336.9-106, or 336.9-107 has the rights and duties provided in section 336.9-207.

(c) Rights cumulative; simultaneous exercise. The rights under subsections (a) and
(b) are cumulative and may be exercised simultaneously.

(d) Rights of debtor and obligor. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (g) and
section 336.9-605, after default, a debtor and an obligor have the rights provided in this part
and by agreement of the parties.

(e) Lien of levy after judgment. If a secured party has reduced its claim to judgment,
the lien of any levy that may be made upon the collateral by virtue of an execution based
upon the judgment relates back to the earliest of:

(1) the date of perfection of the security interest or agricultural lien in the collateral;

(2) the date of filing a financing statement covering the collateral; or

(3) any date specified in a statute under which the agricultural lien was created.

(f) Execution sale. A sale pursuant to an execution is a foreclosure of the security interest
or agricultural lien by judicial procedure within the meaning of this section. A secured party
may purchase at the sale and thereafter hold the collateral free of any other requirements
of this article.

(g) Consignor or buyer of certain rights to payment. Except as otherwise provided
in section 336.9-607(c), this part imposes no duties upon a secured party that is a consignor
or is a buyer of accounts, chattel paper, payment intangibles, or promissory notes.

(h) Security interest in collateral that is agricultural property; enforcement. A
person may not begin to enforce a security interest in collateral that is agricultural property
subject to sections 583.20 to 583.32 that has secured a debt of more than deleted text begin$5,000deleted text endnew text begin the amount
provided in section 583.24, subdivision 5,
new text end unless: a mediation notice under subsection (i)
is served on the debtor after a condition of default has occurred in the security agreement
and a copy served on the director of the agricultural extension service; and the debtor and
creditor have completed mediation under sections 583.20 to 583.32; or as otherwise allowed
under sections 583.20 to 583.32.

(i) Mediation notice. A mediation notice under subsection (h) must contain the following
notice with the blanks properly filled in.

"TO: ...(Name of Debtor)...

YOU HAVE DEFAULTED ON THE ...(Debt in Default)... SECURED BY
AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS ...(Reasonable Description of Agricultural
Property Collateral). THE AMOUNT OF THE OUTSTANDING DEBT IS ...(Amount of
Debt)...

AS A SECURED PARTY, ...(Name of Secured Party)... INTENDS TO ENFORCE
THE SECURITY AGREEMENT AGAINST THE AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY
DESCRIBED ABOVE BY REPOSSESSING, FORECLOSING ON, OR OBTAINING A
COURT JUDGMENT AGAINST THE PROPERTY.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE THE DEBT REVIEWED FOR MEDIATION.
IF YOU REQUEST MEDIATION, A DEBT THAT IS IN DEFAULT WILL BE
MEDIATED ONLY ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT REQUEST MEDIATION, THIS DEBT
WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO FUTURE MEDIATION IF THE SECURED PARTY
ENFORCES THE DEBT.

IF YOU PARTICIPATE IN MEDIATION, THE DIRECTOR OF THE
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE WILL PROVIDE AN ORIENTATION
MEETING AND A FINANCIAL ANALYST TO HELP YOU TO PREPARE FINANCIAL
INFORMATION. IF YOU DECIDE TO PARTICIPATE IN MEDIATION, IT WILL BE
TO YOUR ADVANTAGE TO ASSEMBLE YOUR FARM FINANCE AND OPERATION
RECORDS AND TO CONTACT A COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE. MEDIATION WILL ATTEMPT TO ARRIVE AT AN AGREEMENT FOR
HANDLING FUTURE FINANCIAL RELATIONS.

TO HAVE THE DEBT REVIEWED FOR MEDIATION YOU MUST FILE A
MEDIATION REQUEST WITH THE DIRECTOR WITHIN 14 DAYS AFTER YOU
RECEIVE THIS NOTICE. THE MEDIATION REQUEST FORM IS AVAILABLE AT
ANY COUNTY RECORDER'S OR COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE.

FROM: ...(Name and Address of Secured Party)..."

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 344.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Adjoining owners.

deleted text beginIf all or a part of adjoining Minnesota land is improved
and used,
deleted text end new text begin(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), if two adjoining lands are both used in
whole or in part to produce or maintain livestock for agricultural or commercial purposes
new text end and one or both of the owners of the land desires the land to be partly or totally fenced, the
land owners or occupants shall build and maintain a partition fence between their lands in
equal shares.

new text begin (b)new text end The requirement in this section and the procedures in this chapter apply to the
Department of Natural Resources when it owns land adjoining privately owned land subject
to this section and chapter and the landowner desires the land permanently fenced for the
purpose of restraining livestock.

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, "livestock" means beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry,
goats, donkeys, hinnies, mules, farmed Cervidae, Ratitae, bison, sheep, horses, alpacas, and
llamas.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to partition fences built pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 344, on or after that
date.
new text end

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 550.365, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

A person may not attach, execute on, levy on, or seize
agricultural property subject to sections 583.20 to 583.32 that has secured a debt of more
than deleted text begin$5,000deleted text endnew text begin the amount provided in section 583.24, subdivision 5,new text end unless: (1) a mediation
notice is served on the judgment debtor and a copy served on the director and the debtor
and creditor have completed mediation under sections 583.20 to 583.32; or (2) as otherwise
allowed under sections 583.20 to 583.32.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 559.209, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

A person may not begin to terminate a contract for deed
under section 559.21 to purchase agricultural property subject to sections 583.20 to 583.32
for a remaining balance on the contract of more than deleted text begin$5,000deleted text endnew text begin the amount provided in section
583.24, subdivision 5,
new text end unless: (1) a mediation notice is served on the contract for deed
purchaser after a default has occurred under the contract and a copy served on the director
and the contract for deed vendor and purchaser have completed mediation under sections
583.20 to 583.32; or (2) as otherwise allowed under sections 583.20 to 583.32.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 582.039, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

A person may not begin a proceeding under this chapter
or chapter 580 to foreclose a mortgage on agricultural property subject to sections 583.20
to 583.32 that has a secured debt of more than deleted text begin$5,000deleted text endnew text begin the amount provided in section 583.24,
subdivision 5,
new text end unless: (1) a mediation notice is served on the mortgagor after a default has
occurred in the mortgage and a copy is served on the director and the mortgagor and
mortgagee have completed mediation under sections 583.20 to 583.32; or (2) as otherwise
allowed under sections 583.20 to 583.32.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 583.215, is amended to read:


583.215 EXPIRATION.

Sections 336.9-601, subsections (h) and (i); 550.365; 559.209; 582.039; and 583.20 to
583.32, expire June 30, deleted text begin2018deleted text endnew text begin 2022new text end.

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 583.24, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Debts.

The Farmer-Lender Mediation Act does not apply to a debt:

(1) for which a proof of claim form has been filed in bankruptcy by a creditor or that
was listed as a scheduled debt, of a debtor who has filed a petition in bankruptcy after July
1, 1987, under United States Code, title 11, chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13;

(2) if the debt was in default when the creditor received a mediation proceeding notice
under the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act and the creditor filed a claim form, the debt was
mediated during the mediation period under section 583.26, subdivision 8, and (i) the
mediation was unresolved; or (ii) a mediation agreement with respect to that debt was signed;

(3) for which the creditor has served a mediation notice, the debtor has failed to make
a timely request for mediation, and within 60 days after the debtor failed to make a timely
request the creditor began a proceeding to enforce the debt against the agricultural property
of the debtor;

(4) for which a creditor has received a mediation proceeding notice and the creditor and
debtor have restructured the debt and have signed a separate mediation agreement with
respect to that debt; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(5) for which there is a lien for rental value of farm machinery under section 514.661deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
or
new text end

new text begin (6) that is a new line of credit, loan, or other debt extended by a creditor to the debtor
as a result of a mediation conducted pursuant to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act. However,
this new debt becomes subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act two years after the
mediation from which the new debt originated ends, as evidenced by the date on the
termination statement issued by the mediator under section 583.26, subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 583.24, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Minimum eligible debt amount. new text end

new text begin The minimum eligible debt amount is $15,000.
In 2022 and every five years thereafter, the commissioner of agriculture, in consultation
with the director, must report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over agriculture
policy what the minimum eligible debt amount under this subdivision would be if adjusted
using the United States Department of Agriculture's Index of the Cost of Production.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 84.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 583.26, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Mediation request.

(a) A debtor must file a mediation request form with the
director by 14 days after receiving a mediation notice. The debtor must state all known
creditors with debts secured for agricultural propertynew text begin and must authorize the director to
obtain the debtor's credit report from one or more credit reporting agencies
new text end. The mediation
request form must include an instruction that the debtor must state all known creditors with
debts secured by agricultural property and unsecured creditors that are necessary for the
farm operation of the debtor. It is the debtor's discretion as to which unsecured creditors
are necessary for the farm operationnew text begin but the mediation request form must notify the debtor
that omission of a significant unsecured creditor could result in a bad-faith determination
pursuant to section 583.27, subdivisions 1, paragraph (a), clause (2), and 2
new text end. The mediation
request must state the date that the notice was served on the debtor. The director shall make
mediation request forms available in the county recorder's and county extension office of
each county.

(b) Except as provided in section 583.24, subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (3), a
debtor who fails to file a timely mediation request waives the right to mediation for that
debt under the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act. The director shall notify the creditor who
served the mediation notice stating that the creditor may proceed against the agricultural
property because the debtor has failed to file a mediation request.

(c) If a debtor has not received a mediation notice and is subject to a proceeding of a
creditor enforcing a debt against agricultural property under chapter 580 or 581 or sections
336.9-601 to 336.9-628, terminating a contract for deed to purchase agricultural property
under section 559.21, or garnishing, levying on, executing on, seizing, or attaching
agricultural property, the debtor may file a mediation request with the director. The mediation
request form must indicate that the debtor has not received a mediation notice.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 85.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 583.26, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Financial analyst and farm advocate.

(a) Within three business days after
receiving a mediation request, the director shall provide a financial analyst to meet with the
debtor and assure that new text beginall new text endinformation relative to the finances of the debtor is prepared deleted text beginfordeleted text endnew text begin
prior to
new text end the initial mediation meeting. The financial analyst must review and, if necessary,
prepare the debtor's financial records before the initial mediation meeting.

(b) After receiving the mediation notice, the director shall provide the debtor with a list
of farm advocates that may be available without charge to assist the debtor and the financial
analyst.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 583.26, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Orientation session.

The director shall schedule an orientation session to be
held at least five days before the first mediation meeting. The debtor, the financial analyst,
and a mediator shall participate in the orientation session. The mediator at the session need
not be the one assigned to the mediation proceeding under subdivision 4. Creditors
participating in the mediation may participate in the orientation session. At the orientation
session, the financial analyst shall review the debtor's financial and inventory records to
determine if they are adequate for the mediation and inform the debtor of any inadequacies,
and the mediator shall inform the debtor of the requirements of the mediation processnew text begin
including but not limited to the requirement to participate in good faith by addressing, prior
to the initial mediation meeting, any inadequacies identified by the financial analyst
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 87.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 583.26, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Mediation proceeding notice.

(a) By ten days after receiving a mediation
request, the director shall send: (1) a mediation proceeding notice to the debtor; (2) a
mediation proceeding notice to all creditors listed by the debtor in the mediation requestnew text begin
and any additional secured creditors identified by the director from the credit report obtained
with the debtor's permission under subdivision 2
new text end; and (3) a claim form to all secured creditors
stated by the debtornew text begin or identified by the directornew text end.

(b) The mediation proceeding notice must state:

(1) the name and address of the debtor;

(2) that the debtor has requested mediation under the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act;

(3) the time and place for the orientation session;

(4) the time and place for the initial mediation meeting;

(5) a list of the names of three mediators that may be assigned to the proceeding, along
with background information on those mediators including biographical information, a
summary of previous mediation experience, and the number of agreements signed by parties
to previous mediation;

(6) that the debtor and the initiating creditor may each request the director to exclude
one mediator by notifying the director within three days after receiving the notice;

(7) that in lieu of having a mediator assigned by the director, the debtor and any one or
more of the creditors may agree to select and pay for a professional mediator that is approved
by the director;

(8) that the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act prohibits the creditor from beginning or
continuing a proceeding to enforce the debt against agricultural property for 90 days after
the debtor files a mediation request with the director unless otherwise allowed; and

(9) that the creditor must provide the debtor by the initial mediation meeting with copies
of notes and contracts for debts subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act and provide a
statement of interest rates on the debts, delinquent payments, unpaid principal and interest
balances, the creditor's value of the collateral, and debt restructuring programs available by
the creditor.

(c) An initial mediation meeting must be held within 20 days of the notice.

(d) The initiating creditor and the debtor may each request the director to exclude one
mediator from the list by sending the director a notice to exclude the mediator within three
days after receiving the mediation proceeding notice.

(e) In lieu of the director assigning a mediator, the debtor and any one or more of the
creditors may agree to select and pay for a professional mediator for the mediation
proceeding. The director must approve the professional mediator before the professional
mediator may be assigned to the mediation proceeding. The professional mediator may not
be approved unless the professional mediator prepares and signs an affidavit:

(1) disclosing any biases, relationships, or previous associations with the debtor or
creditors subject to the mediation proceedings;

(2) stating certifications, training, or qualifications as a professional mediator;

(3) disclosing fees to be charged or a rate schedule of fees for the mediation proceeding;
and

(4) affirming to uphold the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act and faithfully discharge the
duties of a mediator.

(f) After receiving a mediation proceeding notice, a secured creditor must return a claim
form if the debt is not subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act and specify why the debt
is not subject to sections 583.20 to 583.32.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 88.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 583.26, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

End of mediation.

(a) The mediator shall sign and serve to the parties and
the director a termination statement by the end of the time period specified in subdivision
5.

(b) The mediator shall prepare a termination statement that:

(1) acknowledges that mediation has endednew text begin and specifies the date on which the mediation
ended
new text end; and

(2) describes or references agreementsnew text begin, if any,new text end reached between a creditor and the debtordeleted text begin,
if any,
deleted text end new text beginincluding any new line of credit, loan, or other debt issued by a creditor to the debtor
as a result of the mediation;
new text endand agreementsnew text begin, if any,new text end reached among creditorsdeleted text begin, if anydeleted text end.

(c) Mediation agreements may be included as part of the termination statement.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 89.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 583.27, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Obligation of good faith.

(a) The parties must engage in mediation in
good faith. new text beginPrior to the initial mediation meeting, the director must notify all parties in
writing of their obligation to participate in good faith, the consequences of failing to
participate in good faith, and that
new text endnot participating in good faith includes: (1) a failure on a
regular or continuing basis to attend and participate in mediation sessions without cause;
(2) failure to provide full information new text beginno later than the initial mediation meeting new text endregarding
the financial obligations of the parties and other creditors including the obligation of a
creditor to provide information under section 583.26, subdivision 5, paragraph (d); (3)
failure of the creditor to designate a representative to participate in the mediation with
authority to make binding commitments within one business day to fully settle, compromise,
or otherwise mediate the matter; (4) lack of a written statement of debt restructuring
alternatives and a statement of reasons why alternatives are unacceptable to one of the
parties; (5) failure of a creditor to release funds from the sale of farm products to the debtor
for necessary living and farm operating expenses; or (6) other similar behavior which
evidences lack of good faith by the party. A failure to agree to reduce, restructure, refinance,
or forgive debt does not, in itself, evidence lack of good faith by the creditor.

(b) The amount that the creditor is required to release for necessary living expenses
under this section is limited to deleted text begin$1,600deleted text endnew text begin $3,600new text end per month less the debtor's off-farm income.new text begin
In 2022 and every five years thereafter, the commissioner of agriculture, in consultation
with the director, must report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over agriculture
policy what the monetary limit under this paragraph would be if adjusted using the United
States All-Items Consumer Price Index.
new text end

(c) If the debtor and creditor do not agree on the amount of necessary living expenses
to be released, the debtor or creditor may petition conciliation court in the county of the
debtor's residence to make a determination of the amount to be released. The conciliation
court must make the determination within ten days after receiving the petition.

(d) If the debtor and creditors do not agree on the amount of necessary operating expenses
or necessary living and operating expenses to be released, the debtor or a creditor requested
to release necessary living or operating expenses may petition the district court of the debtor's
residence to make a determination of the amount to be released. The court shall hear and
make a determination of the amount of living and operating expenses to be released within
ten days after receiving the petition. The court shall also add or subtract up to ten days to
the time when the creditor can begin to enforce a proceeding to collect the debt against
agricultural property of the debtor and assess costs, including any attorney fees, among the
parties to the court proceeding. The court shall equitably adjust the time to begin a creditor's
proceeding and the assessment of costs based on the parties' good faith claim to the amount
of living and operating expenses to be released.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to debt
subject to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act that is initiated on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 90. new text beginWOLF-LIVESTOCK CONFLICT PREVENTION PILOT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of agriculture may award grants to livestock producers to prevent
wolf-livestock conflicts. Livestock producers located in Minnesota are eligible to apply for
reimbursement for the cost of practices to prevent wolf-livestock conflicts. The commissioner
may establish a cap on the amount a recipient may receive annually.
new text end

new text begin (b) To be eligible for the grant under this section, a livestock producer must raise livestock
within Minnesota's wolf range or on property determined by the commissioner to be affected
by wolf-livestock conflicts.
new text end

new text begin (c) Eligible wolf-livestock conflict prevention activities include, but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) the purchase of guard animals;
new text end

new text begin (2) veterinary costs for guard animals;
new text end

new text begin (3) the installation of wolf barriers; wolf barriers may include pens, fladry, and fencing;
new text end

new text begin (4) the installation of wolf-deterring lights and alarms; and
new text end

new text begin (5) calving or lambing shelters.
new text end

new text begin (d) Eligible grant recipients must:
new text end

new text begin (1) make a good-faith effort to avoid wolf-livestock conflicts;
new text end

new text begin (2) make a good-faith effort to care for guard animals paid for under this section;
new text end

new text begin (3) retain proper documentation of expenses;
new text end

new text begin (4) report annually to the commissioner on the effectiveness of the nonlethal methods
employed; and
new text end

new text begin (5) allow follow-up evaluation and monitoring by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (e) Grant recipients shall continue to be eligible for depredation payments under
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.737.
new text end

Sec. 91. new text beginBASE BUDGET REPORT REQUIRED.
new text end

new text begin No later than October 15, 2018, the commissioner of agriculture must submit a report
detailing the agency's base budget, including any prior appropriation riders, to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over agriculture
finance.
new text end

Sec. 92. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall renumber Minnesota Statutes, section 18B.01, subdivision
9a, to Minnesota Statutes, section 18B.01, subdivision 9d, and correct any cross-references
related to the renumbering.
new text end

Sec. 93. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 18B.01, subdivisions 10a, 10b, and 22a; 18B.285;
25.371, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15; 41A.20, subdivision 6;
41D.01, subdivision 4; 383C.809; and 583.22, subdivision 7b,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

DAIRY LAW REORGANIZATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 13.6435, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Dairy products.

Financial and production information obtained by the
commissioner of agriculture to administer chapter deleted text begin32deleted text endnew text begin 32Dnew text end are classified under section deleted text begin32.71,
subdivision 2
deleted text endnew text begin 32D.25, subdivision 2new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 17.983, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Administrative penalties; citation.

If a person has violated a provision
of chapter 25, 31B, or deleted text begin32deleted text endnew text begin 32Dnew text end, the commissioner may issue a written citation to the person
by personal service or by certified mail. The citation must describe the nature of the violation
and the statute or rule alleged to have been violated; state the time for correction, if
applicable; and the amount of any proposed fine. The citation must advise the person to
notify the commissioner in writing within 30 days if the person wishes to appeal the citation.
If the person fails to appeal the citation, the citation is the final order and not subject to
further review.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 17.984, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority.

To carry out the commissioner's enforcement duties under
chapter deleted text begin32deleted text endnew text begin 32Dnew text end, the commissioner may, upon presenting appropriate credentials, during
regular working hours and at other reasonable times, inspect premises subject to the
commissioner's enforcement and licensing authority for reasons related to the commissioner's
enforcement and licensing authority; request information from persons with information
relevant to an inspection; and inspect relevant papers and records, including business records.
The commissioner may issue notices in lieu of citations for minor violations if a notice is
in the public interest.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 28A.05, is amended to read:


28A.05 CLASSIFICATION.

All persons required to have a license under section 28A.04 shall be classified into one
of the following classes of food handlers, according to their principal mode of business.

(a) Retail food handlers are persons who sell or process and sell food directly to the
ultimate consumer or who custom process meat or poultry. The term includes a person who
sells food directly to the ultimate consumer through the use of vending machines, and a
person who sells food for consumption on site or off site if the sale is conducted on the
premises that are part of a grocery or convenience store operation.

(b) Wholesale food handlers are persons who sell to others for resale. A person who
handles food in job lots (jobbers) is included in this classification.

(c) Wholesale food processors or manufacturers are persons who process or manufacture
raw materials and other food ingredients into food items, or who reprocess food items, or
who package food for sale to others for resale, or who commercially slaughter animals or
poultry. Included herein are persons who can, extract, ferment, distill, pickle, bake, freeze,
dry, smoke, grind, mix, stuff, pack, bottle, recondition, or otherwise treat or preserve food
for sale to others for resale, cold storage warehouse operators as defined in section 28.01,
subdivision 3
, salvage food processors as defined in section 31.495, subdivision 1, and dairy
plants as defined in section deleted text begin32.01deleted text endnew text begin 32D.01new text end, subdivision 6.

(d) A food broker is a person who buys and sells food and who negotiates between a
buyer and a seller of food, but who at no time has custody of the food being bought and
sold.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 28A.085, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Violations; prohibited acts.

The commissioner may charge a reinspection
fee for each reinspection of a food handler that:

(1) is found with a major violation of requirements in chapter 28, 29, 30, 31, 31A, deleted text begin32deleted text endnew text begin
32D
new text end, 33, or 34, or rules adopted under one of those chapters; or

(2) fails to correct equipment and facility deficiencies as required in rules adopted under
chapter 28, 29, 30, 31, 31A, deleted text begin32deleted text endnew text begin 32Dnew text end, or 34.

The first reinspection of a firm with gross food sales under $1,000,000 must be assessed
at $150. The fee for a firm with gross food sales over $1,000,000 is $200. The fee for a
subsequent reinspection of a firm for the same violation is 50 percent of their current license
fee or $300, whichever is greater. The establishment must be issued written notice of
violations with a reasonable date for compliance listed on the notice. An initial inspection
relating to a complaint is not a reinspection.

Sec. 6.

new text begin [32D.01] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Adulterated. new text end

new text begin "Adulterated" means an item is covered by section 34A.02.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Cheese. new text end

new text begin "Cheese" includes all varieties of cheese, cheese spreads, cheese foods,
cheese compounds, or processed cheese made or manufactured in whole or in part from
milk.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Dairy farm. new text end

new text begin "Dairy farm" means a place or premises where one or more lactating
animals, including cows, goats, sheep, water buffalo, camels, or other hoofed mammals,
are kept, and from which all or a portion of the milk produced at the place or premises is
delivered, sold, or offered for sale.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Dairy plant. new text end

new text begin "Dairy plant" means any place where a dairy product is
manufactured, processed, or handled and includes milk-receiving stations, creameries,
cheese factories, condenseries, milk plants, transfer stations, and marketing organizations
that purchase milk and cream directly from producers for resale and other establishments,
as those terms are used in this chapter and chapters 17, 27, and 31; but does not include any
place where dairy products are not processed but sold at whole or retail only.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Dairy product. new text end

new text begin "Dairy product" means milk as defined by Code of Federal
Regulations, title 21, cream, any product or by-product of either, or any commodity among
the principal constituents or ingredients of which is one or a combination of two or more
of them, as determined by standards, grades, or rules adopted by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Fluid milk products. new text end

new text begin "Fluid milk products" means yogurt, cream, sour cream,
half and half, reconstituted half and half, concentrated milk, concentrated milk products,
skim milk, nonfat milk, chocolate flavored milk, chocolate flavored dairy drink, chocolate
flavored reconstituted milk, chocolate flavored reconstituted dairy drink, buttermilk, cultured
buttermilk, cultured milk, vitamin D milk, reconstituted or recombined milk, reconstituted
cream, reconstituted skim milk, homogenized milk, and any other fluid milk product made
by the addition of any substance to milk or to any of the fluid milk products enumerated
under this subdivision or by rule adopted by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Goat milk. new text end

new text begin "Goat milk" means a whole, fresh, clean lacteal secretion free from
colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy goats.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Milk. new text end

new text begin "Milk" means the normal lacteal secretion, practically free of colostrum,
obtained by the milking of one or more healthy hoofed mammals. Hoofed mammals include
but are not limited to cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats, yaks, and camels.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Milk for manufacturing purposes. new text end

new text begin "Milk for manufacturing purposes" means
milk produced for processing and manufacturing into products for human consumption but
not subject to Grade A or comparable requirements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Milk-receiving station. new text end

new text begin "Milk-receiving station" means a dairy plant where
raw milk for pasteurization or for manufacture is received, handled, or prepared for
processing or for resale as unpasteurized milk or fluid milk products.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Minnesota farmstead cheese. new text end

new text begin "Minnesota farmstead cheese" means cheese
manufactured in Minnesota on the same farm that the milk used in its manufacturing is
produced.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Misbranded or misbranding. new text end

new text begin "Misbranded" or "misbranding" means an item
is covered by section 34A.03.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Pasteurization or pasteurized. new text end

new text begin (a) "Pasteurization," "pasteurized," and similar
terms mean:
new text end

new text begin (1) the process of heating every particle of milk or dairy product in properly operated
equipment approved by the commissioner to a temperature of at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit
and holding the temperature for at least 30 minutes;
new text end

new text begin (2) the process of heating every particle of milk or dairy product in properly operated
equipment approved by the commissioner to a temperature of at least 161 degrees Fahrenheit
and holding the temperature for at least 15 seconds; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the process of heating every particle of milk or dairy product in properly operated
equipment approved by the commissioner to the temperatures and holding for the times as
the commissioner may prescribe by rule, containing standards more stringent than those
imposed by this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed as excluding any other process that
has been demonstrated to be equally efficient and is approved by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Recombinant bovine growth hormone or rBGH. new text end

new text begin "Recombinant bovine
growth hormone" or "rBGH" means a growth hormone intended for use in bovine animals
that has been produced through recombinant DNA techniques, described alternately as
recombinant bovine somatotropin or rBST.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [32D.02] INSPECTION AUTHORITY AND DUTIES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Enforcement. new text end

new text begin The commissioner is charged with the enforcement of this
chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Power and authority. new text end

new text begin For the purpose of enforcing this chapter, the
commissioner and the commissioner's assistants, agents, and employees have the power
and authority granted under sections 31.02 to 31.171.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Inspection of dairies. new text end

new text begin At times the commissioner determines proper, the
commissioner shall inspect all places where dairy products are made, stored, or served as
food for purchase, and all places where hoofed mammals are kept by persons engaged in
the sale of milk, and shall require the correction of all unsanitary conditions and practices.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Refusal of inspection. new text end

new text begin A refusal or physical threat that prevents the completion
of an inspection or neglect to obey a lawful direction of the commissioner or the
commissioner's agent given while carrying out this section may result in the suspension of
the offender's permit or certification or other enforcement as deemed appropriate by the
commissioner. The offender is required to meet with a representative of the offender's plant
or marketing organization and a representative of the commissioner within 48 hours of
receiving notice, excluding holidays or weekends, or the suspension or enforcement action
shall take effect. A producer may request a hearing before the commissioner or the
commissioner's agent if a serious concern exists relative to the retention of the offender's
permit or certification to sell milk.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Inspection service. new text end

new text begin To ensure compliance with the laws and rules governing
the production, handling, processing, and sale of milk and dairy products, the commissioner
is authorized, through a duly trained and qualified milk inspector, to inspect milk and milk
products and the premises and plants where milk and milk products are produced, handled,
and processed. Inspection services must acquaint the processor and producers with the
requirements for a Grade A or manufacturing grade milk supply for preliminary inspection
to determine if a processor has brought the processor's farms and plants to the state of
compliance that qualifies the processor's products for the Grade A or manufacturing grade
label, and for continuous inspection to ensure that a farm or plant and all products from a
farm or plant are in compliance with this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Field service. new text end

new text begin Grade A or manufacturing grade processors shall provide a
continuous field service to assist producers who sell their milk to the processor's plant to
attain and maintain compliance with this chapter. A person who performs field service must
first obtain a permit from the commissioner. A person desiring to secure a permit must apply
on a form provided by the commissioner, and before a permit is issued the commissioner
shall determine that the applicant is competent and qualified to perform field service. The
permit is not transferable to another person and may be revoked for due cause after the
holder of the permit has been given the opportunity for a hearing. The permit holder must
be given a notice in writing of the time and place of the hearing at least seven days before
the date of the hearing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Enforcement standards. new text end

new text begin The standards in this chapter and rules adopted under
this chapter by the commissioner shall be the only standards for use in Minnesota. No
municipality or other subdivision of state government shall provide, by ordinance, more
stringent or comprehensive standards than are contained in this chapter and rules adopted
by the commissioner under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Rules. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall by rule adopt identity, production, and
processing standards for both Grade A and manufacturing grade milk and dairy products.
new text end

new text begin (b) In the exercise of the authority to establish requirements for Grade A milk and milk
products, the commissioner adopts definitions, standards of identity, and requirements for
production and processing contained in the most current version of the Grade A Pasteurized
Milk Ordinance, and its associated documents, of the United States Department of Health
and Human Services in a manner provided for and not in conflict with law.
new text end

new text begin (c) Producers of milk, other than Grade A, shall conform to the standards contained in
subparts B, C, D, E, and F of the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural
Marketing Service Recommended Requirements for Milk for Manufacturing Purposes and
its Production and Processing, except that the commissioner shall develop methods by which
producers are able to comply with the standards without violation of religious beliefs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Certified industry inspection. new text end

new text begin Industry personnel may be certified to perform
any inspection, to the extent allowed by federal law and provided that performance of the
inspections is consistent with rules adopted in subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Fees; dairy services account; appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) All fees and penalties
collected under this chapter must be deposited in the dairy services account in the agricultural
fund. Money in the account, including interest, is appropriated to the commissioner for
purposes of administering this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (b) Unless otherwise noted, all fees are payable by a processor or marketing organization
and are invoiced on July 1 of each year for Grade A and January 1 of each year for
manufacturing grade, and if not paid within 30 days of the due date, inspection service may
be discontinued. If a farm discontinues the production of milk within six months of the
billing date, a request for a refund based on inspection services not received may be made
by the processor or by the marketing organization on behalf of its patrons. This request must
be made in writing by June 30 for manufacturing grade or by December 31 for Grade A.
Upon approval by the commissioner, refunds must be made to the processor or marketing
organization.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [32D.03] BULK MILK HAULER AND SAMPLER LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin License requirement. new text end

new text begin A person collecting milk from a dairy farm and
transporting the milk by bulk pickup and not in individual containers from farm to plant
must obtain a bulk milk hauler and sampler license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin A person desiring to secure a bulk milk hauler and sampler license
must apply on a form provided by the commissioner. Before the license is issued, the
commissioner shall determine that the applicant is competent and qualified.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Term of license; transferability. new text end

new text begin An initial bulk milk hauler and sampler
license issued by the commissioner expires on the following December 31 and is not
transferable. A renewal bulk milk hauler and sampler license is not transferable, is valid for
two years, and expires on December 31 of the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Fees and penalties. new text end

new text begin The fee for an initial or renewal bulk milk hauler and
sampler license is $60. The fee shall be paid to the commissioner before the commissioner
issues an initial or renewal bulk milk hauler and sampler license. If a bulk milk hauler and
sampler license renewal is not applied for on or before January 1, a fee of $30 shall be
imposed. A person who does not renew a bulk milk hauler and sampler license within one
year following its December 31 expiration date, except those persons who do not renew the
bulk milk hauler and sampler license while engaged in active military service, shall be
required to prove competency and qualification under subdivision 2 before a bulk milk
hauler and sampler license is issued. The commissioner may require any other person who
renews a bulk milk hauler and sampler license to prove competency and qualification in
the same manner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Suspension or cancellation. new text end

new text begin The commissioner is empowered to conduct
enforcement action, suspend, or cancel any bulk milk hauler and sampler license pursuant
to section 34A.06.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [32D.04] MILK TANK TRUCKS.
new text end

new text begin All farm bulk milk pickup tankers, milk transports, and tankers used to transport milk
products must be inspected and obtain a permit issued by the commissioner at least once
every 12 months. The owner or operator must pay a $25 permit fee per tanker to the
commissioner. The commissioner may appoint a person the commissioner deems qualified
to make inspections.
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [32D.05] GRADE A DAIRY FARM PERMITTING; WATER WELL
DISTANCE REQUIREMENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) No milk producer may sell or distribute milk from a dairy farm as Grade A milk
without a valid Grade A dairy farm permit issued by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) A dairy farmer who wishes to be permitted to produce Grade A milk may not be
denied the Grade A permit solely because of provisions in rules adopted by the commissioner
requiring a minimum distance between a water well and dairy farm. To be eligible for a
Grade A permit, the following conditions must be met:
new text end

new text begin (1) the water well must have been in place prior to January 1, 1974;
new text end

new text begin (2) the water well must comply with all other rules applicable to the well, other than the
distance requirement; and
new text end

new text begin (3) water from the well must be tested at least once every 12 months. More frequent
testing may be required in compliance with guidelines established by the commissioner if
water test results fail to meet water quality requirements.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [32D.06] GRADE A DAIRY FARM INSPECTION; FEES.
new text end

new text begin (a) As provided in section 32D.02, the commissioner shall provide inspection service
to any milk producer who wishes to market Grade A milk and is in compliance with the
requirement for the production of Grade A milk. Grade A inspections shall be completed
at least once every six months.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fee for inspections must be no more than $50 per farm, paid annually by the
processor or by the marketing organization on behalf of its patrons.
new text end

new text begin (c) For a farm requiring a reinspection in addition to the required biannual inspections,
an additional fee must be paid by the processor or by the marketing organization on behalf
of its patrons. The fee for reinspection of a farm with fewer than 100 hoofed milk-producing
animals is $60 per reinspection. The fee for reinspection of a farm with 100 or more hoofed
milk-producing animals is $150 per reinspection.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [32D.07] MANUFACTURING GRADE DAIRY FARM CERTIFICATION.
new text end

new text begin A producer who wishes to sell milk for manufacturing purposes must obtain from the
commissioner an annual Grade B farm certification.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [32D.08] MANUFACTURING GRADE DAIRY FARM INSPECTION;
FEES.
new text end

new text begin (a) A producer selling milk for manufacturing purposes must be inspected at least once
every 12 months.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fee for the certification inspection must not be more than $25 per producer, to
be paid annually by the processor or the marketing organization on behalf of its patrons.
new text end

new text begin (c) For a producer requiring more than one inspection for certification, a reinspection
fee of $45 must be paid by the processor or by the marketing organization on behalf of its
patrons.
new text end

Sec. 14.

new text begin [32D.09] DAIRY PLANT LICENSING AND PERMITTING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Licensing. new text end

new text begin A dairy plant must obtain a license as required under section
28A.04.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Permitting. new text end

new text begin No person shall operate a dairy plant in this state unless the dairy
plant, equipment, and water supply and plumbing system have been first approved by the
commissioner and a permit issued to operate the same. A permit may be revoked by the
commissioner for due cause pursuant to section 34A.06.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Approval. new text end

new text begin At the time of filing the application for a permit, the applicant shall
submit to the commissioner duplicate floor plans of the plant that show the placement of
equipment, the source of water supply and method of distribution, a detailed pasteurization
flow chart, and the location of the plumbing system, including the disposal of wastes. New
construction or alteration of an existing dairy plant shall be made only with the approval of
the commissioner and duplicate plans for the construction or alteration shall be submitted
to the commissioner for approval. The fee for approval services is $45 per hour of department
staff time spent in the approval process.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Farmstead cheese. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall
issue an additional permit to a dairy plant that desires to use the name "Minnesota farmstead
cheese" upon application made by the dairy plant for use of the name, provided the cheese
meets the definition in section 32D.01, subdivision 13.
new text end

new text begin (b) No cheese or packaged cheese that is sold, offered or exposed for sale, or held in
possession with intent to sell at either retail or wholesale in this state may be labeled or
described as "Minnesota farmstead cheese" unless it meets the criteria in section 32D.01,
subdivision 13, and the manufacturer has obtained the designated permit.
new text end

Sec. 15.

new text begin [32D.10] INSPECTIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Inspections of Grade A plants must be completed at least once every three months.
A pasteurization plant requesting Grade A inspection must pay an annual inspection fee of
no more than $500.
new text end

new text begin (b) Inspections of manufacturing plants that process milk or milk products other than
Grade A must be completed at least once every six months. A manufacturing plant that
pasteurizes milk or milk by-products must pay an annual fee based on the number of
pasteurization units. The fee must not exceed $140 per unit.
new text end

Sec. 16.

new text begin [32D.11] PROCUREMENT FEE.
new text end

new text begin A dairy plant operator in this state must pay to the commissioner on or before the 18th
of each month a fee of 1.1 cents per hundredweight of milk purchased the previous month.
If a milk producer in this state ships milk out of the state for sale, the producer must pay
the fee to the commissioner unless the purchaser voluntarily pays the fee. Producers who
ship milk out of state and processors must submit to the commissioner monthly reports
related to milk purchases along with the appropriate procurement fee. The commissioner
shall have access to all relevant purchase or sale records as necessary to verify compliance
with this section and may require the producer or purchaser to produce records as necessary
to determine compliance.
new text end

Sec. 17.

new text begin [32D.12] SELECTED PRODUCTS FEE.
new text end

new text begin (a) A manufacturer must pay to the commissioner a fee for fluid milk processed and
milk used in the manufacture of fluid milk products sold for retail sale in Minnesota in an
amount not less than five cents and not more than nine cents per hundredweight as set by
the commissioner's order. No change within any 12-month period may be in excess of one
cent per hundredweight.
new text end

new text begin (b) A processor must report quantities of milk processed under paragraph (a) on forms
provided by the commissioner. Processor fees must be paid monthly. The commissioner
may require the production of records as necessary to determine compliance with this
paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may create within the department a dairy consulting program to
provide assistance to dairy producers who are experiencing problems meeting the sanitation
and quality requirements of the dairy laws and rules. The commissioner may use money
appropriated from the dairy services account to pay for the program authorized in this
paragraph.
new text end

Sec. 18.

new text begin [32D.13] MILK QUALITY STANDARDS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Visible adulteration or odors. new text end

new text begin Milk shall not be visibly adulterated, or
have any objectionable odor, or be abnormal in appearance or consistency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grade A raw milk. new text end

new text begin (a) The bacterial count of Grade A raw milk from producers
must not exceed 100,000 bacteria per milliliter prior to commingling with other producer
milk.
new text end

new text begin (b) After commingling with other producer milk, the bacteria count must not exceed
300,000 per milliliter prior to pasteurization.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grade A pasteurized milk and fluid milk products. new text end

new text begin (a) The bacterial count
of Grade A pasteurized milk and fluid milk products, at any time after pasteurization until
delivery, must not exceed 20,000 bacteria per milliliter.
new text end

new text begin (b) The coliform count of Grade A pasteurized milk and fluid milk products must not
exceed ten bacteria per milliliter except that bulk tank transport shipments must not exceed
100 per milliliter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Raw milk, other than Grade A. new text end

new text begin The bacterial count of raw milk other than
Grade A from producers must not exceed 500,000 bacteria per milliliter prior to commingling
with other producer milk.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Pasteurized milk, other than Grade A. new text end

new text begin The bacterial count of pasteurized
milk other than Grade A pasteurized milk, at any time after pasteurization until delivery,
must not exceed 20,000 bacteria per milliliter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Exceptions. new text end

new text begin Bacterial count standards do not apply to sour cream, cultured
buttermilk, and other cultured fluid milk products.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Rules and standards. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may prescribe standards and rules
adopted in accordance with law more stringent than those imposed by this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Somatic cell count. new text end

new text begin (a) The somatic cell count, as determined by a direct
microscopic somatic cell count or an electronic somatic cell count, must not exceed 750,000
cells per milliliter for Grade A raw milk and raw milk other than Grade A. Notwithstanding
any federal standard, the somatic cell count of goat milk must not exceed 1,500,000 cells
per milliliter.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may prescribe standards and rules adopted in accordance with
law more stringent than those imposed by this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Temperature. new text end

new text begin If milk is received or collected from a dairy farm more than two
hours after the most recent milking, the temperature of the milk shall not exceed 45 degrees
Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius). If the milk consists of a blend of milk from two or more
milkings, and the milk is received or collected less than two hours after the most recent
milking, the blend temperature shall not exceed 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Industry enforcement. new text end

new text begin A dairy plant is not required to reject milk shipments
in response to a violation of subdivisions 2 to 9 unless the commissioner suspends or revokes
the dairy plant permit or milk producer's Grade A permit or manufacturing grade certification.
new text end

Sec. 19.

new text begin [32D.14] OFFICIAL PRODUCER SAMPLES.
new text end

new text begin (a) An official producer sample for each producer must be analyzed for bacteria, somatic
cell count, temperature, and antibiotic residues at least once per month in four out of every
six months. Official producer samples must be collected and analyzed without providing
the producer with prior notification of the sampling date.
new text end

new text begin (b) Official producer sample results must be inclusive of all animals from which milk
is collected and sold on the day of sampling.
new text end

new text begin (c) Official producer sample results must be collected by a licensed sampler.
new text end

Sec. 20.

new text begin [32D.15] MONTHLY REPORTING.
new text end

new text begin (a) In at least four out of every six months, the dairy plant that procures milk from the
producer must report to the commissioner at least one representative test result for bacteria,
somatic cell count, temperature, and antibiotic residues. The result shall be reported within
seven days after the laboratory obtains the test results.
new text end

new text begin (b) A laboratory that performs the tests required under this section for a dairy plant may
report the test results for the dairy plant.
new text end

new text begin (c) A dairy plant or laboratory shall report test results under this section in an electronic
form approved by the department or using an approved alternative.
new text end

Sec. 21.

new text begin [32D.16] ENFORCEMENT.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall suspend a producer's permit or certification if three of the last
five official producer samples exceed the applicable standard. The commissioner shall
provide warning of a pending suspension when two of the last four producer samples exceed
the applicable standard.
new text end

Sec. 22.

new text begin [32D.17] LABORATORY CERTIFICATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) A laboratory and its methods are required to be approved or certified prior to testing
Grade A milk samples. The results of approved or certified laboratories may be used by
official regulatory agencies in enforcement of requirements for milk and milk products. The
approval or certification remains valid unless suspended or revoked by the commissioner
for failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (b) Certified or approved laboratories must receive a permit from the commissioner.
The permit remains valid without renewal unless suspended or revoked by the commissioner
for failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (c) Satisfactory analytical procedures and results for split samples, the nature, number,
and frequency of which shall be in accordance with rules established by the commissioner,
shall be required of a certified laboratory for retention of its certification and permit.
new text end

new text begin (d) An application for initial certification or biennial recertification, or for recertification
following suspension or revocation of a permit, shall be accompanied by an annual fee
based on the number of analyses approved and the number of specific tests for which they
are approved. The fee must not be less than $150 nor more than $200 for each analysis
approved and not less than $35 nor more than $50 for each test approved. The commissioner
may annually adjust assessments within the limits established by this subdivision to meet
the cost recovery of the services required by this section.
new text end

Sec. 23.

new text begin [32D.18] MILK BOUGHT BY WEIGHT; TESTING METHODS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Milk fat, protein, and solids not fat bases of payment; tests. new text end

new text begin (a) Milk
must be purchased from producers using a formula based on one or more of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) payment of a standard rate with uniform differentials for milk testing above or below
3.5 percent milk fat;
new text end

new text begin (2) payment of a standard rate for the pounds of milk fat contained in the milk;
new text end

new text begin (3) payment of a standard rate for the pounds of protein contained in the milk;
new text end

new text begin (4) payment of a standard rate for the pounds of nonfat solids contained in the milk; or
new text end

new text begin (5) payment of standard rates based on other attributes of value in the milk.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition, an adjustment may be made on the basis of milk quality and other
premiums. Testing procedures for determining the percentages of milk fat, protein, and
nonfat solids must comply with the methods approved by the Association of Analytical
Chemists or be as adopted by rule.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Apparatus to conform to specifications. new text end

new text begin Glassware, test bottles, pipettes, acid
measures, chemicals, scales, and other apparatus used in the operation of these tests shall
conform to the specifications for the particular test method.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Penalties for violations. new text end

new text begin A person who:
new text end

new text begin (1) employs any test other than those tests authorized by rule adopted by the
commissioner, or any methods other than the standard official methods for determining the
milk fat content of milk or cream;
new text end

new text begin (2) incorrectly samples milk or cream purchased or sold;
new text end

new text begin (3) incorrectly weighs milk or cream purchased or sold;
new text end

new text begin (4) incorrectly grades milk or cream purchased or sold;
new text end

new text begin (5) makes a false entry of the weight, test result, or grade of any milk or cream purchased
or sold;
new text end

new text begin (6) incorrectly samples, weighs, tests, or records or reports weights or tests of skim milk
or buttermilk purchased or sold;
new text end

new text begin (7) underreads the tests;
new text end

new text begin (8) falsifies the reading of the tests;
new text end

new text begin (9) manipulates the reading of the tests; or
new text end

new text begin (10) falsely states, certifies, or uses in the purchase or sale of milk or cream a misreading
of such tests, whether the tests or actual reading have been made by the person or by any
other person,
new text end

new text begin is guilty of a misdemeanor.
new text end

Sec. 24.

new text begin [32D.19] ADULTERATED DAIRY PRODUCTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purchase and sale prohibition. new text end

new text begin A person may not sell or knowingly
buy adulterated dairy products.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Manufacture of food for human consumption from adulterated milk or
cream prohibited.
new text end

new text begin An article of food for human consumption may not be manufactured
from adulterated milk or cream, except as provided in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
Act, United States Code, title 21, section 301 et seq., and related federal regulations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Adulterated milk. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, milk is adulterated if it:
new text end

new text begin (1) is drawn in a filthy or unsanitary place;
new text end

new text begin (2) is drawn from unhealthy or diseased animals;
new text end

new text begin (3) contains water in excess of that normally found in milk;
new text end

new text begin (4) contains a substance that is not a normal constituent of the milk except as allowed
in this chapter; or
new text end

new text begin (5) contains drug residues or other chemical or biological substances in amounts above
the tolerances or safe levels established by rule.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Drug residues. new text end

new text begin (a) Before processing milk, all bulk milk pickup tankers must
be tested for the presence of beta lactam drug residues and for other residues as determined
necessary by the commissioner. Milk received from a producer in other than a bulk milk
pickup tanker is also subject to this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) Bulk milk tankers that confirm positive for beta lactam drug residues or other residues
must follow up with producer sample testing of all producers contained on the positive load.
new text end

new text begin (c) Individual producer samples must be tested for the presence of beta lactam drug
residues at least once a month for four out of every six-month period. Results of these tests
must be reported to the commissioner as official producer sample results using established
electronic reporting procedures.
new text end

new text begin (d) Drug residue testing methods must be those approved by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) and the National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments or listed
in the FDA's current version of M-a-85.
new text end

new text begin (e) All drug residue samples testing positive must be reported to the commissioner or
the commissioner's designee within 24 hours. The report must include how and where the
milk was disposed of, and the volume, the responsible producer, and the possible cause of
the violative residue. All milk sample residue results must be recorded and retained for six
months by the receiving plant for examination by the commissioner or the commissioner's
designee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Penalties. new text end

new text begin (a) The permit or certification of a milk producer identified as having
a positive drug residue is immediately suspended. The producer must not ship milk while
the permit or certification is suspended.
new text end

new text begin (b) The producer's permit or certification may be reinstated after being sampled by the
commissioner or the commissioner's designee and testing negative on the sample.
new text end

new text begin (c) A milk producer may not change plants within 30 days, without permission of the
commissioner, after receiving notification from the commissioner of a residue violation.
new text end

new text begin (d) The producer that is identified with the drug residue violation is responsible for the
value of all milk on any load that tests positive for drug residues and any costs associated
with its disposal. Payment shall be made to the purchaser of the milk.
new text end

new text begin (e) For the first and second violation within a 12-month period, the dairy producer must,
within 30 days of the date of the residue:
new text end

new text begin (1) meet with the dairy inspector to review potential causes of the adulteration; and
new text end

new text begin (2) complete the designated drug residue prevention educational program with a licensed
veterinarian and submit the signed certificate to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (f) Failure to comply with the requirements for the first and second violation listed in
paragraph (e) may result in suspension of the producer's permit or certification until the
conditions in paragraph (e) are met.
new text end

new text begin (g) For the third or subsequent violation within a 12-month period, the commissioner
may initiate proceedings for further enforcement action, that may include a penalty of up
to a 30-day permit or certification suspension. In lieu of a suspension, the producer may be
assessed an administrative penalty of up to $1,000 or the value of milk sold during the
intended suspension period.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Other forms of adulteration. new text end

new text begin A milk producer who violates subdivision 3 is
subject to any of the following penalties:
new text end

new text begin (1) the permit or certification of a milk producer identified as having adulterated milk
is immediately suspended. The producer may not ship milk while the permit or certification
is suspended;
new text end

new text begin (2) the producer that is identified with the adulterated milk violation is responsible for
the value of all milk on any load that is contaminated by the adulterant and any costs
associated with its disposal. Payment shall be made to the purchaser of the milk;
new text end

new text begin (3) the producer's permit or certification may be reinstated after the commissioner receives
adequate verification that the milk is no longer adulterated; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the commissioner may, after evaluation of the severity and repetitive nature of the
adulteration, initiate additional enforcement action in the form of permit or certification
suspension for up to 30 days or in lieu of suspension, an administrative penalty of up to
$1,000, or the value of the milk sold during the intended suspension period for each violation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Civil penalty. new text end

new text begin A person other than a milk producer who causes milk to be
adulterated is subject to a civil penalty of up to $1,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Appeals. new text end

new text begin A dairy producer may appeal an adulteration violation by sending
written notice to the commissioner within ten days of receipt of the notice of a violation.
The appeal must contain a description of why the producer wishes to appeal the violation.
new text end

Sec. 25.

new text begin [32D.20] LIMITATION ON SALE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Pasteurization. new text end

new text begin No milk or fluid milk products shall be sold, offered or
exposed for sale, or held in possession for sale for the purpose of human consumption in
fluid form in this state unless the milk or fluid milk product has been pasteurized, as defined
in section 32D.01, subdivision 15, and cooled, provided that this section shall not apply to
milk, cream, or skim milk occasionally secured or purchased for personal use by a consumer
at the place or farm where the milk is produced.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Labels. new text end

new text begin (a) Pasteurized milk or fluid milk products offered or exposed for sale
or held in possession for sale shall be labeled or otherwise designated as pasteurized milk
or pasteurized fluid milk products, and in the case of fluid milk products the label shall also
state the name of the specific product.
new text end

new text begin (b) Milk and dairy products must be labeled with the plant number where the product
was produced, or if produced in a state where official plant numbers are not assigned, the
name of the manufacturer and the address of the plant where it was manufactured.
new text end

Sec. 26.

new text begin [32D.21] COOLING AFTER PASTEURIZATION.
new text end

new text begin Immediately following pasteurization, all milk and fluid milk products shall be cooled
in properly operated equipment approved by the commissioner to a temperature of 45 degrees
Fahrenheit or lower, and maintained at 45 degrees Fahrenheit or lower until delivered;
provided, however, that if the milk or fluid milk product is to be cultured immediately after
pasteurization, then cooling may be delayed until after the culturing process is completed;
provided further that the commissioner may prescribe by rule standards more stringent than
those imposed by this section.
new text end

Sec. 27.

new text begin [32D.22] MANUFACTURE OF CHEESE; REQUIREMENTS IN PROCESS.
new text end

new text begin No person, firm, or corporation shall manufacture, transport, sell, offer, or expose for
sale or have in possession with intent to sell at retail to a consumer any cheese that has not
been (1) manufactured from milk or milk products that have been pasteurized; (2) subjected
to a heat treatment equivalent to pasteurization during the process of manufacturing or
processing; or (3) subjected to an aging process where it has been kept for at least 60 days
after manufacture at a temperature no lower than 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
new text end

Sec. 28.

new text begin [32D.23] RECOMBINANT BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE LABELING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Labeling. new text end

new text begin Products offered for wholesale or retail sale in this state that
contain milk, cream, or any product or by-product of milk or cream that have been processed
and handled pursuant to this section may be labeled with an rBGH statement that is not
false or misleading and in accordance with the federal labeling standards. Products offered
for wholesale or retail sale in this state need not contain any further label information relative
to the use of rBGH in milk production.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Affidavit; records. new text end

new text begin (a) A dairy plant purchasing milk or cream to be used in
products labeled with rBGH claims pursuant to subdivision 1 must provide an affidavit
from each producer that states that all cows used in the producer's dairy operations have
not and will not be treated with rBGH, without advanced written notice of at least 30 days.
new text end

new text begin (b) The affidavit must be signed by the producer or authorized representative. Affidavits
must be kept on file for not less than two years after receiving written notice that rBGH use
status will change.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a plant chooses to process and handle only milk or milk products sourced from
cows who have not been treated with rBGH, the plant, as an alternative to providing
individual producer affidavits, may provide one affidavit to certify that the plant has
procedures in place to verify that all producers are not using rBGH. A copy of the written
procedure that describes this verification process must also be provided with the plant
affidavit.
new text end

new text begin (d) All affidavits and corresponding records must be available for inspection by the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (e) Dairy plants supplying milk or cream to a processor or manufacturer of a product to
be labeled pursuant to subdivision 1, for use in that product, shall supply a certification to
that processor or manufacturer stating that producers of the supplied milk or cream have
executed and delivered affidavits pursuant to this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Separation of nontreated cows and milk. new text end

new text begin Milk or cream from
non-rBGH-treated cows used in manufacturing or processing of products labeled pursuant
to subdivision 1 must be kept fully separate from any other milk or cream through all stages
of storage, transportation, and processing until the milk or resulting dairy products are in
final packaged form in a properly labeled container. Records of the separation must be kept
by the dairy plant and product processor or manufacturer at all stages and made available
to the commissioner for inspection.
new text end

Sec. 29.

new text begin [32D.24] DAIRY TRADE PRACTICES; DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The definitions in this section apply to sections 32D.24 to
32D.28.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Basic cost. new text end

new text begin (a) "Basic cost," for a processor, means the actual cost of the raw
milk plus 75 percent of the actual processing and handling costs for a selected class I or
class II dairy product.
new text end

new text begin (b) Basic cost, for a wholesaler, means the actual cost of the selected class I or class II
dairy product purchased from the processor or another wholesaler.
new text end

new text begin (c) Basic cost, for a retailer, means the actual cost of the selected class I or class II dairy
product purchased from a processor or wholesaler.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Bona fide charity. new text end

new text begin "Bona fide charity" means a corporation, trust, fund, or
foundation organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary,
or educational purposes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Processor. new text end

new text begin "Processor" means a person engaged in manufacturing or processing
selected class I or class II dairy products in the person's own plant for sale in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Producer. new text end

new text begin "Producer" means a person who operates a dairy herd or herds in
Minnesota producing milk or cream commercially and whose milk or cream is sold to, or
received or handled by, a distributor or processor. Producer does not include an incorporated
or unincorporated association of producers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Responsible person. new text end

new text begin "Responsible person" means the business entity that
makes payment to an individual Grade A or Grade B milk producer.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Selected class I dairy products. new text end

new text begin "Selected class I dairy products" means milk
for human consumption in fluid form and all other class I dairy products as defined by the
Upper Midwest Milk Marketing Order, Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, part 1030.40,
or successor orders.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Selected class II dairy products. new text end

new text begin "Selected class II dairy products" means
milk for human consumption processed into fluid cream, eggnog, yogurt, and all other class
II dairy products as defined by the Upper Midwest Milk Marketing Order, Code of Federal
Regulations, title 7, part 1030.40, or successor orders.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Sell at retail; sale at retail; retail sales. new text end

new text begin "Sell at retail," "sale at retail," or
"retail sales" means a retail sale or offer for retail sale of a selected class I or class II dairy
product for ultimate consumption or use.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Sell at wholesale; sale at wholesale; wholesale sales. new text end

new text begin "Sell at wholesale,"
"sale at wholesale," or "wholesale sales" means sale or offer for sale of a selected class I
dairy product for purposes of resale or further processing or manufacturing but does not
include a producer selling or delivering milk to a processor.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Wholesaler. new text end

new text begin "Wholesaler" means a person including a distributor in the
business of making sales of selected class I or class II dairy products at wholesale in
Minnesota. In the case of a person making sales at both retail and wholesale, wholesaler
applies only to the sales at wholesale.
new text end

Sec. 30.

new text begin [32D.25] DUTIES AND POWERS OF COMMISSIONER; DATA PRIVACY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Duties; rules. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall adopt rules to implement and
administer sections 32D.24 to 32D.28.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Data privacy. new text end

new text begin Financial and production information received by the
commissioner on processors, wholesalers, or retailers, including but not limited to financial
statements, fee reports, price schedules, cost documentation, books, papers, records, or other
documentation for the purpose of administration and enforcement of this chapter is classified
private data or nonpublic data pursuant to chapter 13. The classification shall not limit the
use of the information in the preparation, institution, or conduct of a legal proceeding by
the commissioner in enforcing this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 31.

new text begin [32D.26] SALES BELOW COST PROHIBITED; EXCEPTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Policy; processors; wholesalers; retailers. new text end

new text begin (a) It is the intent of the
legislature to accomplish partial deregulation of milk marketing with a minimum negative
impact on small-volume retailers.
new text end

new text begin (b) A processor or wholesaler may not sell or offer for sale selected class I or class II
dairy products at a price lower than the processor's or wholesaler's basic cost.
new text end

new text begin (c) A retailer may not sell or offer for sale selected class I or class II dairy products at
a retail price lower than (1) 105 percent of the retailer's basic cost until June 30, 1994; and
(2) the retailer's basic cost beginning July 1, 1994, and thereafter. A retailer may not use
any method or device in the sale or offer for sale of a selected dairy product that results in
a violation of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Exceptions. new text end

new text begin The minimum processor, wholesaler, and retailer prices of
subdivision 1 do not apply:
new text end

new text begin (1) to a sale complying with section 325D.06;
new text end

new text begin (2) to a retailer giving away selected class I and class II dairy products for free if the
customer is not required to make a purchase; or
new text end

new text begin (3) to a processor, wholesaler, or retailer giving away selected class I and class II dairy
products for free or at a reduced cost to a bona fide charity.
new text end

Sec. 32.

new text begin [32D.27] REDRESS FOR INJURY OR THREATENED INJURY.
new text end

new text begin A person injured by a violation of sections 32D.24 to 32D.28 may commence a legal
action based on the violation in a court of competent jurisdiction and may recover economic
damages and the costs of the action, including reasonable attorney fees. A person injured
or who is threatened with injury or loss by reason of violation of sections 32D.24 to 32D.28
may commence a legal action based on the violation and obtain injunctive relief in a court
of competent jurisdiction against persons involved in a violation or threatened violation of
sections 32D.24 to 32D.28 to prevent and restrain violations or threatened violations of
sections 32D.24 to 32D.28 without alleging or proving actual damages or that an adequate
remedy at law does not exist, so that injunctive relief can be obtained promptly and without
awaiting evidence of injury or actual damage. The injunctive relief does not abridge and is
not in lieu of any other civil remedy provided in sections 32D.24 to 32D.28.
new text end

Sec. 33.

new text begin [32D.28] ANNUAL SUSPENSION OF DAIRY TRADE PRACTICES ACT.
new text end

new text begin The provisions of section 32D.26 are suspended during the month of June each year in
honor of "Dairy Month."
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 34A.01, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Applicability.

The definitions in this section and chapters 28, 28A, 29,
30, 31, 31A, deleted text begin32deleted text endnew text begin 32Dnew text end, and 34 apply to this chapter. The definitions in this section apply to
chapter deleted text begin32deleted text endnew text begin 32Dnew text end.

Sec. 35. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 32.01, subdivisions 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12; 32.021;
32.071; 32.072; 32.073; 32.074; 32.075; 32.076; 32.078; 32.10; 32.102; 32.103; 32.105;
32.106; 32.21; 32.212; 32.22; 32.25; 32.391, subdivisions 1, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1g, 2, and 3; 32.392;
32.393; 32.394, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 8e, 9, 11, and 12; 32.395;
32.397; 32.398, subdivision 1; 32.401, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 5; 32.415; 32.416; 32.475;
32.481, subdivision 1; 32.482; 32.483; 32.484; 32.486; 32.55, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12,
13, and 14; 32.555; 32.56; 32.61; 32.62; 32.63; 32.64; 32.645; 32.70; 32.71; 32.72; 32.74;
32.745; 32.75; and 32.90,
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APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: HF1545-1

18B.01 DEFINITIONS.

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25.371 GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES CERTIFICATE FOR COMMERCIAL FEED AND FEED INGREDIENTS.

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41A.20 SIDING PRODUCTION INCENTIVE.

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41D.01 MINNESOTA AGRICULTURE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL.

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583.22 DEFINITIONS.

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