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HF 2982

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/08/2018 05:45pm

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to agricultural data; classifying agricultural research data maintained by
the University of Minnesota; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 13.643,
subdivision 7.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 13.643, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Research, monitoring, or assessment data.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph
(b), the following data created, collected, deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end maintained by the Department of Agriculturenew text begin
or the University of Minnesota
new text end during research, monitoring, or the assessment of farm
practices and related to natural resources, the environment, agricultural facilities, or
agricultural practices are classified as private or nonpublic:

(1) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of study participants or
cooperators; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(2) location of research, study site, and global positioning system datanew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) data created, collected, or maintained by the University of Minnesota for inclusion
on an agricultural informatics platform or any similar agricultural research database
maintained by or hosted at the University of Minnesota
new text end.

(b) The following data are public:

(1) location data and unique well numbers for wells and springs unless protected under
section 18B.10 or another statute or rule; and

(2) data from samples collected from a public water supply as defined in section 144.382,
subdivision 4

(c) The Department of Agriculture may disclose data collected under paragraph (a) if
the Department of Agriculture determines that there is a substantive threat to human health
and safety or to the environment, or to aid in the law enforcement process. The Department
of Agriculturenew text begin or the University of Minnesotanew text end may also disclose data with written consent
of the subject of the data.