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HF 170

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/27/2017 11:39am

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money to study the presence of
neonicotinoid pesticides in wild deer.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; WILD DEER PESTICIDE STUDY.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources, in consultation with the commissioners of
agriculture and health, the University of Minnesota and other relevant land grant universities,
and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, shall determine whether and to what extent
neonicotinoid pesticides are present in the tissue of wild deer in Minnesota. No later than
February 15, 2018, the commissioner of natural resources shall report findings to the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over natural resources, agriculture, and health.
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new text begin (b) $....... in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the game and fish fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for purposes of paragraph (a).
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new text begin (c) $....... in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the pesticide regulatory account in the
agricultural fund to the commissioner of agriculture for purposes of the laboratory work
required under paragraph (a).
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