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HF 199

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/01/2017 02:35pm

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; requiring the commissioner of agriculture to provide notice
of the presence of certain noxious weeds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
section 18.79, subdivision 18.


Section 1.

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 commissioner's Web site and in appropriate
agricultural media when a weed on the eradicate list is confirmed for the first time in a
new text end