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HF 1720

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2019 02:51pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/25/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money for chronic wasting disease
adopt-a-dumpster program and certain guidelines; requiring a report.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
ADOPT-A-DUMPSTER PROGRAM AND GUIDELINES.
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new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the ....... fund to the commissioner of
natural resources to establish a chronic wasting disease adopt-a-dumpster program to provide
dumpsters dedicated to disposing of deer carcasses in areas where chronic wasting disease
has been detected. The commissioner must work with solid waste haulers and other interested
parties and encourage volunteer support to ensure the dumpsters are located at convenient
locations with appropriate signage, lined, and maintained. The commissioner must ensure
the carcasses collected are properly disposed of to minimize the spread of chronic wasting
disease.
new text end

new text begin (b) $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the ....... fund to the commissioner of
natural resources, in consultation with the commissioners of health and the Pollution Control
Agency, to develop guidelines:
new text end

new text begin (1) for hunters for handling deer in the field and transporting and disposing of carcasses
to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease and protect public health; and
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new text begin (2) for solid waste facilities and solid waste haulers for proper handling, transportation,
and disposal of deer carcasses to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease and protect
public health.
new text end

new text begin (c) By January 15, 2020, the commissioner of natural resources must submit a report to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate
committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources with the
results of the program developed under paragraph (a) and the guidelines developed under
paragraph (b).
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