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HF 2147

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/11/2021 02:45pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 03/11/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; appropriating money for county agricultural inspector grants.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to counties to support
county agricultural inspectors. The commissioner may use up to $130,000 of the appropriation
each year for administration.
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new text begin (b) To be eligible for grants under this section, a county must employ a county agricultural
inspector who:
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new text begin (1) has attended training for new county agricultural inspectors offered by the
commissioner;
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new text begin (2) coordinates with the commissioner to review applicable laws and enforcement
procedures;
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new text begin (3) compiles and submits to the commissioner local weed inspector annual report data;
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new text begin (4) conducts an annual meeting and training for local weed inspectors;
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new text begin (5) attends the annual short course of the Minnesota Association of County Agricultural
Inspectors; and
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new text begin (6) assists the commissioner with control programs and other agricultural programs
when requested under Minnesota Statutes, section 18.81, subdivision 1b.
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