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HF 3911

4th Engrossment - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 05/19/2024 05:16am

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

Current Version - 4th Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
2.5 2.6
2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18
2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 7.1 7.2 7.3
7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 13.35 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 16.1 16.2
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18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28
19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 20.1 20.2
20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 23.35 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 24.35
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31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16
31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12
32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22
32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28
33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13
33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22
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35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32
36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13
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42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30
44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24
44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22
45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20
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47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15
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49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5
50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19
50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31
51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30
53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21
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57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14
57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27
58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6
59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12
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66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21
66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19
67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 68.1 68.2
68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6
68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24
68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30
69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6
69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8
70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15
70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26
70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 72.1 72.2
72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16
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72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22
73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31
74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15
74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22
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75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16
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75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4
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78.21
78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26
78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4
79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14
79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23
79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4
80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15
80.16 80.17 80.18
80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 82.1 82.2
82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13
83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26 83.27
84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11
84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24 84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31
85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8
85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15 85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 85.31 86.1 86.2
86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17
86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28 86.29 86.30 86.31 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12 87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28
87.29 87.30 87.31 87.32 87.33 88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 88.33 88.34 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20
89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28 89.29 89.30 89.31 89.32
90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25
90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31
91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8 91.9 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14
91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26 91.27 91.28 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11 92.12 92.13
92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25 92.26 92.27 92.28 92.29 92.30 92.31 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28 93.29
94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18
94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23
94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32 95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7
95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9
96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13
96.14 96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21
96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 97.31
97.32
98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10
98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23
98.24 98.25
98.26 98.27
98.28 98.29 98.30 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14
99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32
100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6
100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25
100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27 101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 101.33
102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 104.33 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25
105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30
106.1 106.2
106.3 106.4 106.5
106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28 112.29 112.30 112.31 113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27 113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 113.32 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10 114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16 114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23 114.24 114.25 114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31
115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6
115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16 116.17 116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27 116.28 116.29 116.30 116.31 116.32 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 117.31 117.32 117.33 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10
118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14 118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20 118.21 118.22 118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30 118.31 119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4 119.5 119.6 119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12 119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20 119.21 119.22 119.23 119.24 119.25 119.26 119.27 119.28 119.29 119.30 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6 120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14 120.15 120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19
120.20 120.21 120.22 120.23 120.24 120.25 120.26 120.27 120.28 120.29 120.30 120.31 120.32 121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8 121.9 121.10 121.11 121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19 121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24 121.25 121.26 121.27
121.28 121.29 121.30 122.1 122.2 122.3 122.4 122.5 122.6 122.7 122.8 122.9 122.10 122.11
122.12 122.13 122.14 122.15 122.16 122.17 122.18 122.19 122.20 122.21 122.22 122.23 122.24 122.25 122.26 122.27 122.28 122.29 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.8 123.9 123.10 123.11 123.12 123.13
123.14 123.15 123.16 123.17 123.18 123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24 123.25 123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 124.1 124.2 124.3 124.4 124.5 124.6 124.7 124.8
124.9 124.10 124.11 124.12 124.13 124.14 124.15 124.16 124.17 124.18 124.19 124.20 124.21 124.22 124.23 124.24 124.25 124.26 124.27 124.28
125.1 125.2 125.3 125.4 125.5 125.6 125.7 125.8 125.9 125.10 125.11 125.12 125.13 125.14 125.15 125.16 125.17 125.18 125.19 125.20 125.21 125.22 125.23 125.24 125.25 125.26 125.27 125.28 125.29 125.30 125.31 125.32 126.1 126.2 126.3 126.4 126.5 126.6 126.7 126.8 126.9 126.10 126.11 126.12 126.13 126.14 126.15 126.16 126.17 126.18 126.19 126.20 126.21 126.22 126.23 126.24 126.25 126.26 126.27 126.28 126.29 126.30 126.31 127.1 127.2 127.3 127.4 127.5 127.6 127.7 127.8 127.9 127.10 127.11 127.12 127.13 127.14 127.15 127.16 127.17 127.18 127.19 127.20 127.21 127.22 127.23 127.24 127.25 127.26 127.27 127.28 127.29 127.30 128.1 128.2 128.3 128.4 128.5 128.6 128.7 128.8 128.9 128.10 128.11 128.12 128.13 128.14 128.15 128.16 128.17 128.18 128.19 128.20 128.21 128.22 128.23 128.24 128.25 128.26 128.27 128.28 128.29 128.30 128.31 128.32 129.1 129.2 129.3 129.4 129.5 129.6 129.7 129.8 129.9 129.10 129.11 129.12 129.13 129.14 129.15 129.16 129.17 129.18 129.19 129.20 129.21 129.22 129.23 129.24 129.25 129.26 129.27 129.28 129.29 129.30 129.31 130.1 130.2 130.3 130.4 130.5 130.6 130.7 130.8 130.9 130.10 130.11 130.12 130.13
130.14 130.15 130.16 130.17 130.18 130.19 130.20 130.21 130.22 130.23 130.24 130.25 130.26 130.27 130.28 130.29 130.30 130.31 130.32 131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4 131.5 131.6 131.7 131.8 131.9 131.10 131.11 131.12 131.13 131.14 131.15 131.16 131.17 131.18 131.19 131.20 131.21 131.22 131.23 131.24 131.25 131.26 131.27 131.28 131.29 131.30 132.1 132.2 132.3 132.4 132.5 132.6 132.7 132.8 132.9 132.10 132.11 132.12 132.13 132.14 132.15 132.16 132.17 132.18 132.19 132.20 132.21 132.22 132.23 132.24 132.25 132.26 132.27 132.28 132.29 132.30 132.31 133.1 133.2 133.3 133.4 133.5 133.6 133.7 133.8 133.9 133.10 133.11 133.12 133.13 133.14 133.15 133.16 133.17 133.18 133.19 133.20 133.21 133.22 133.23 133.24 133.25 133.26 133.27 133.28 133.29 133.30 133.31 134.1 134.2 134.3 134.4 134.5 134.6 134.7 134.8 134.9 134.10 134.11 134.12 134.13 134.14 134.15 134.16 134.17 134.18 134.19 134.20 134.21 134.22 134.23 134.24 134.25 134.26 134.27 134.28 134.29 134.30 134.31 134.32 134.33 134.34 135.1 135.2 135.3 135.4 135.5 135.6 135.7 135.8 135.9 135.10 135.11 135.12 135.13 135.14 135.15 135.16 135.17 135.18 135.19 135.20 135.21 135.22 135.23 135.24 135.25 135.26 135.27 135.28 135.29 135.30 135.31 135.32 136.1 136.2 136.3 136.4 136.5 136.6 136.7 136.8 136.9 136.10 136.11 136.12 136.13 136.14 136.15 136.16 136.17 136.18 136.19 136.20 136.21 136.22 136.23 136.24 136.25 136.26 136.27 136.28 136.29 136.30 136.31 136.32 137.1 137.2 137.3 137.4 137.5 137.6 137.7 137.8 137.9 137.10 137.11 137.12 137.13 137.14 137.15 137.16 137.17 137.18 137.19 137.20 137.21 137.22 137.23 137.24 137.25 137.26 137.27 137.28 137.29 137.30 137.31 138.1 138.2 138.3 138.4 138.5 138.6 138.7 138.8 138.9 138.10 138.11 138.12 138.13 138.14 138.15
138.16 138.17 138.18 138.19 138.20 138.21 138.22 138.23 138.24 138.25 138.26 138.27 138.28 138.29 138.30 138.31 138.32 139.1 139.2 139.3 139.4 139.5 139.6 139.7 139.8 139.9 139.10 139.11 139.12 139.13 139.14 139.15 139.16 139.17 139.18 139.19 139.20 139.21 139.22 139.23 139.24 139.25 139.26 139.27 139.28 139.29 139.30 139.31 140.1 140.2 140.3 140.4
140.5 140.6 140.7 140.8 140.9 140.10 140.11 140.12 140.13 140.14 140.15 140.16 140.17 140.18 140.19 140.20 140.21 140.22 140.23 140.24 140.25 140.26 140.27 140.28 140.29 140.30 141.1 141.2 141.3 141.4 141.5 141.6 141.7 141.8 141.9 141.10 141.11 141.12
141.13 141.14 141.15 141.16 141.17 141.18 141.19 141.20 141.21 141.22 141.23 141.24 141.25 141.26 141.27 141.28 141.29 141.30 141.31 142.1 142.2 142.3 142.4 142.5 142.6 142.7 142.8 142.9 142.10 142.11 142.12 142.13 142.14 142.15 142.16 142.17 142.18 142.19 142.20 142.21 142.22 142.23 142.24 142.25 142.26 142.27 142.28 142.29 142.30 142.31 142.32 143.1 143.2 143.3 143.4 143.5 143.6 143.7 143.8 143.9 143.10 143.11 143.12 143.13 143.14 143.15 143.16 143.17 143.18 143.19 143.20 143.21 143.22 143.23 143.24 143.25 143.26 143.27 143.28 143.29 143.30 143.31 143.32 144.1 144.2 144.3 144.4 144.5
144.6 144.7 144.8 144.9 144.10 144.11 144.12 144.13 144.14 144.15 144.16 144.17 144.18 144.19 144.20 144.21 144.22 144.23 144.24 144.25 144.26 144.27 144.28 144.29 144.30 145.1 145.2 145.3 145.4 145.5 145.6 145.7 145.8 145.9 145.10 145.11 145.12 145.13 145.14 145.15 145.16 145.17 145.18 145.19 145.20 145.21 145.22 145.23 145.24 145.25 145.26 145.27 145.28 145.29 145.30 145.31 145.32 145.33 146.1 146.2 146.3 146.4 146.5 146.6 146.7 146.8 146.9 146.10 146.11 146.12 146.13 146.14 146.15 146.16 146.17 146.18 146.19 146.20 146.21 146.22 146.23 146.24 146.25
146.26 146.27 146.28 146.29 146.30 146.31 147.1 147.2 147.3 147.4 147.5 147.6 147.7 147.8 147.9 147.10 147.11 147.12 147.13 147.14 147.15 147.16 147.17 147.18 147.19 147.20 147.21 147.22
147.23 147.24 147.25 147.26 147.27 147.28
148.1 148.2 148.3
148.4 148.5 148.6 148.7
148.8 148.9 148.10 148.11 148.12 148.13 148.14 148.15 148.16 148.17 148.18 148.19 148.20
148.21 148.22 148.23 148.24 148.25 148.26 148.27 148.28 148.29 148.30 149.1 149.2 149.3 149.4 149.5 149.6 149.7 149.8
149.9 149.10 149.11 149.12 149.13 149.14 149.15 149.16 149.17
149.18 149.19 149.20 149.21 149.22 149.23 149.24 149.25 149.26 149.27 149.28 149.29 149.30 150.1 150.2 150.3 150.4 150.5 150.6 150.7 150.8 150.9 150.10 150.11 150.12 150.13 150.14
150.15 150.16 150.17 150.18 150.19 150.20 150.21 150.22 150.23 150.24 150.25 150.26 150.27 150.28 150.29 150.30 150.31 150.32
151.1 151.2
151.3 151.4 151.5 151.6 151.7 151.8 151.9 151.10 151.11 151.12 151.13 151.14 151.15 151.16 151.17 151.18 151.19 151.20 151.21 151.22 151.23 151.24 151.25 151.26 151.27 151.28 151.29 151.30 151.31 152.1 152.2 152.3 152.4 152.5 152.6 152.7 152.8 152.9 152.10 152.11 152.12 152.13 152.14 152.15 152.16 152.17 152.18 152.19 152.20 152.21 152.22 152.23 152.24 152.25 152.26 152.27 152.28 152.29 152.30 152.31 152.32 152.33 153.1 153.2 153.3 153.4 153.5
153.6 153.7 153.8 153.9 153.10 153.11 153.12 153.13 153.14 153.15 153.16 153.17 153.18 153.19 153.20 153.21 153.22 153.23 153.24 153.25 153.26 153.27 153.28 153.29 153.30 154.1 154.2 154.3 154.4 154.5 154.6 154.7 154.8 154.9 154.10 154.11 154.12 154.13 154.14 154.15 154.16 154.17 154.18 154.19 154.20 154.21 154.22 154.23 154.24 154.25 154.26 154.27 154.28 154.29 154.30
155.1 155.2 155.3 155.4 155.5 155.6 155.7 155.8 155.9 155.10 155.11 155.12 155.13 155.14 155.15 155.16 155.17 155.18 155.19 155.20 155.21 155.22 155.23 155.24 155.25 155.26 155.27 155.28 155.29 155.30 155.31 155.32 156.1 156.2 156.3 156.4 156.5 156.6 156.7 156.8 156.9 156.10 156.11 156.12 156.13 156.14 156.15 156.16 156.17 156.18 156.19 156.20 156.21 156.22 156.23 156.24 156.25
156.26 156.27 156.28 156.29 157.1 157.2 157.3 157.4 157.5 157.6 157.7 157.8 157.9
157.10 157.11 157.12 157.13 157.14 157.15 157.16
157.17 157.18 157.19 157.20 157.21 157.22 157.23 157.24 157.25 157.26
157.27 157.28
158.1 158.2
158.3 158.4 158.5 158.6 158.7 158.8 158.9 158.10 158.11 158.12 158.13 158.14 158.15 158.16 158.17 158.18 158.19 158.20 158.21 158.22 158.23 158.24 158.25 158.26 158.27 158.28 158.29 158.30 158.31 158.32 158.33 159.1 159.2 159.3 159.4 159.5 159.6 159.7 159.8 159.9 159.10 159.11 159.12 159.13 159.14 159.15 159.16 159.17 159.18 159.19 159.20 159.21 159.22 159.23 159.24 159.25 159.26 159.27 159.28 159.29 159.30 159.31 159.32 159.33 160.1 160.2 160.3 160.4 160.5 160.6 160.7 160.8 160.9 160.10 160.11 160.12 160.13 160.14 160.15 160.16 160.17 160.18 160.19 160.20 160.21 160.22 160.23 160.24 160.25 160.26 160.27 160.28 160.29 160.30 160.31 160.32 160.33 161.1 161.2 161.3 161.4 161.5 161.6 161.7 161.8 161.9 161.10
161.11 161.12 161.13 161.14 161.15 161.16 161.17 161.18 161.19 161.20 161.21 161.22 161.23 161.24 161.25 161.26 161.27 161.28 161.29 161.30 161.31 161.32 162.1 162.2 162.3 162.4 162.5 162.6 162.7 162.8 162.9 162.10 162.11 162.12 162.13 162.14 162.15 162.16 162.17 162.18 162.19 162.20 162.21 162.22 162.23 162.24 162.25 162.26 162.27 162.28 162.29 162.30 162.31 162.32 163.1 163.2 163.3 163.4 163.5 163.6 163.7 163.8 163.9 163.10 163.11 163.12 163.13 163.14 163.15 163.16 163.17 163.18 163.19 163.20 163.21 163.22 163.23 163.24 163.25 163.26 163.27 163.28 163.29 163.30 163.31 163.32 163.33 164.1 164.2 164.3 164.4 164.5 164.6 164.7 164.8 164.9 164.10 164.11 164.12 164.13 164.14 164.15 164.16 164.17 164.18 164.19
164.20 164.21
164.22 164.23 164.24 164.25 164.26 164.27 164.28 164.29 164.30 164.31 164.32 165.1 165.2 165.3 165.4 165.5 165.6 165.7 165.8
165.9 165.10 165.11 165.12 165.13 165.14 165.15 165.16 165.17 165.18 165.19 165.20 165.21 165.22
165.23 165.24 165.25 165.26 165.27 165.28 165.29 165.30 165.31 165.32 166.1 166.2
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural
resources; modifying prior appropriations; modifying and establishing duties,
authorities, and prohibitions regarding environment and natural resources;
modifying and creating environment and natural resources programs; modifying
disposition of certain state revenue and state property; modifying remedies,
penalties, and enforcement; providing for boat wrap product stewardship; providing
for recovery of certain state and county costs; prohibiting certain
mercury-containing lighting; establishing and modifying grant programs; providing
for coordinated environmental review; modifying snowmobile requirements;
modifying use of state lands; providing for tree planting; providing for gas and oil
exploration and production leases and permits on state-owned land; modifying
state park provisions; providing for sales, conveyances, and leases of certain state
lands; modifying forestry provisions; modifying game and fish laws; modifying
Water Law; establishing Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act; providing for
domestic hog control; modifying fur farm provisions; creating accounts; modifying
and providing for fees; creating task force; providing criminal penalties; requiring
studies and reports; requiring rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022,
sections 13.7931, by adding a subdivision; 16A.125, subdivision 5; 84.027,
subdivision 12; 84.033, subdivision 3; 84.0895, subdivisions 1, 8; 84.788,
subdivisions 5a, 6; 84.871; 84B.061, as amended; 85.015, subdivision 1b; 88.82;
89.36, subdivision 1; 89.37, subdivision 3; 93.0015, subdivision 3; 93.222; 93.25,
subdivisions 1, 2; 94.343, subdivision 8a; 94.3495, by adding a subdivision;
97A.015, by adding a subdivision; 97A.105; 97A.341, subdivisions 1, as amended,
2, 3; 97A.345; 97A.425, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 97A.475,
subdivisions 2, 3; 97A.505, subdivision 8; 97A.512; 97A.56, subdivision 2, by
adding a subdivision; 97B.022, subdivisions 2, 3; 97B.667, subdivision 3; 97C.001,
subdivision 2; 97C.005, subdivision 2; 97C.395, as amended; 97C.411; 103B.101,
subdivisions 12, 12a, by adding a subdivision; 103F.211, subdivision 1; 103F.48,
subdivision 7; 103G.005, subdivision 15; 103G.201; 103G.315, subdivision 15;
115.071, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, by adding a subdivision; 115.073; 115A.02; 115A.03,
by adding a subdivision; 115A.5502; 115B.421; 116.07, subdivision 9, by adding
subdivisions; 116.072, subdivisions 2, 5; 116.11; 116.92, by adding a subdivision;
116D.02, subdivision 2; 473.845, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes
2023 Supplement, sections 17.457, as amended; 97B.071; 103B.104; 103G.301,
subdivision 2; 115.03, subdivision 1; 116P.09, subdivision 6; 116P.18; 297A.94;
Laws 2023, chapter 60, article 1, section 3, subdivisions 3, 10; article 3, section
35; article 4, section 109; article 8, section 6, subdivision 9; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 11A; 84; 86B; 93; 97A; 97C; 115A; 116;
282; 473; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 17.353; 85.012, subdivisions
27b, 58; 97B.802; 115A.5501; 138.662, subdivision 33.

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

ARTICLE 1

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text begin ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund,
or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
The figures "2024" and "2025" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, or June 30, 2025, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2024. "The second year" is fiscal year 2025. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2024 and 2025.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2024
new text end
new text begin 2025
new text end

Sec. 2. new text begin POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,858,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2024
new text end
new text begin 2025
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 7,043,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 7,815,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Air Regulatory Work; Environmental
Justice Areas
new text end

new text begin $2,975,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund for prioritizing air
regulatory program work in environmental
justice areas. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2027. The base in fiscal year
2026 and thereafter is $2,625,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Legal Services
new text end

new text begin $525,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund for Operations Division
legal services that support industrial
compliance programs.
new text end

new text begin $5,500,000 the second year is for legal costs.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Mobile Emissions Monitoring Trailer
new text end

new text begin $1,025,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund to construct and operate
a mobile emissions regulatory monitoring
trailer. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2027. The base in fiscal year 2026
and thereafter is $535,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Researching Climate Adaptation and
Resilience Study
new text end

new text begin $750,000 the second year is for the
Researching Climate Adaptation and
Resilience Costs for Minnesota Study. This is
a onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Composting Grants for Multifamily
Buildings
new text end

new text begin $593,000 the second year is to make grants
for pilot projects that encourage composting
by residents of multifamily buildings. Of this
amount, $393,000 is from the general fund
and $200,000 is from the environmental fund.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.98, subdivision 14, the commissioner may
use up to five percent of this appropriation for
administrative costs. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2027.
new text end

new text begin Eligible applicants include: (1) a political
subdivision; (2) an owner of a multifamily
building; or (3) an organization that is exempt
from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must submit a report on
the grants awarded under this subdivision to
the chairs and ranking minority members of
the senate and house of representatives
committees with primary jurisdiction over
environment policy and finance. The report
must contain, at a minimum, a list of grantees,
the amount of each grant awarded, the
activities undertaken with grant funds, and, if
possible, the results of the grant with respect
to encouraging composting in multifamily
buildings. The report is due by October 1,
2027.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Olmsted County Tire and Solid Waste
Removal
new text end

new text begin $550,000 the second year is for a grant to
Olmsted County for the environmental cleanup
of a 12-acre tax-forfeited property in Haverhill
Township. Of this amount, $400,000 is from
the general fund and $150,000 is from the
environmental fund. This appropriation may
be used to remove tires and solid waste. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Critical Materials Recovery Advisory
Task Force
new text end

new text begin $319,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund for the costs of the Critical
Materials Recovery Advisory Task Force. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin State Salt Purchase Reporting
new text end

new text begin $88,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund for the annual reporting
requirements of the purchase of deicing salt
by state agencies under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116.2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin State Nitrogen Fertilizer Purchase
Reporting
new text end

new text begin $88,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund to prepare a report on state
agency nitrogen fertilizer purchases as
required by Minnesota Statutes, section
116.2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Analyze PFAS in Sewage Sludge
new text end

new text begin $350,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund to prepare and implement
a strategy to analyze PFAS in sewage sludge
prepared for land application as required in
this act. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Lawn and Snow Removal
Electrification Rebates
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund to establish a pilot
program that provides financial assistance to
eligible applicants for the purchase of lawn
and snow removal equipment powered solely
by electricity. The commissioner must engage
with environmental justice communities to
design eligibility criteria that prioritize
applications from residents of environmental
justice areas, as defined in Minnesota Statutes,
section 115A.03, subdivision 10b, and as
informed by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency's Environmental Justice
Screening and Mapping Tool. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Stationary Air Monitors
new text end

new text begin $1,095,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund for monitoring ambient
air for hazardous air pollutants in Hennepin,
Ramsey, Washington, and Olmsted Counties.
The base in fiscal year 2026 and thereafter is
$881,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Availability of Climate Resiliency and
Water Infrastructure Grants
new text end

new text begin Of the amount appropriated under Laws 2023,
chapter 60, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2,
paragraph (k), for a climate resiliency and
water infrastructure grant program, up to
$5,000,000 may be used to supplement any
federal grant that the commissioner receives
under the United States Environmental
Protection Agency's Climate Pollution
Reduction Grant (CPRG) program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Extending Appropriation Availability
new text end

new text begin The appropriations in Laws 2023, chapter 60,
article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraphs
(l), (m), and (n), are available until June 30,
2025.
new text end

new text begin Any unspent portion of the appropriation
under Laws 2023, chapter 60, article 1, section
2, subdivision 2, paragraph (t), remaining after
the PFAS manufacturers fee work group report
has been submitted to the legislature must be
used for the PFAS removal report required
under this act and is available until June 30,
2025.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text begin DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 768,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 21,455,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2024
new text end
new text begin 2025
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 4,382,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 8,160,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 768,000
new text end
new text begin 8,496,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 417,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Legal Costs
new text end

new text begin $1,300,000 the second year is for legal costs.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources must
work with the commissioners of management
and budget, the Pollution Control Agency, and
other cabinet departments that incur significant
litigation-related costs to develop
recommendations for a statewide funding
strategy to address escalating litigation-related
costs across cabinet agencies. That strategy
should consider the unpredictable and outsized
effects that major litigation can have on an
individual agency's budget. The
commissioners must submit a report of the
recommendations to the relevant committee
chairs by December 15, 2024.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Public Safety Costs
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the second year is for public safety
costs. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report on Reopening General C.C.
Andrews State Nursery
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the second year is from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to prepare and submit a report on reopening
General C.C. Andrews State Nursery to
provide conservation-grade container seedlings
to meet the state's reforestation needs. The
report must be submitted to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources by
January 15, 2025, and include funding
recommendations and any statutory changes
necessary to reopen the nursery and produce
the seedlings. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Electronic Licensing System
new text end

new text begin $2,600,000 the second year is to support the
development and implementation of a modern
electronic licensing system. Of this amount,
$330,000 is from the water recreation account;
$80,000 is from the snowmobile account;
$204,000 is from the all-terrain vehicle
account; $7,000 is from the off-highway
motorcycle account; $4,000 is from the
off-road vehicle account; and $1,975,000 is
from the game and fish fund. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2026.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Compensation for Conservation Officers
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the second year is to maintain
current law enforcement service levels. Of this
amount, $30,000 is from the water recreation
account; $15,000 is from the all-terrain vehicle
account; and $255,000 is from the game and
fish fund.
new text end

new text begin The increase to the base for fiscal year 2026
and thereafter is $1,080,000, and of this
amount, $108,000 is from the water recreation
account; $54,000 is from the all-terrain vehicle
account; and $918,000 is from the game and
fish fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Test Source Water at State Fish
Hatcheries
new text end

new text begin $30,000 the second year is from the game and
fish fund to test source water at state fish
hatcheries and for reporting required under
Minnesota Statutes, section 97C.202.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Plant Trees in State Parks
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 the second year is from the natural
resources fund to plant trees in state parks and
state recreation areas. This appropriation is
from revenue deposited in the natural
resources fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, paragraph (h), clause (2).
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Community Tree-Planting Grants
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
297A.94, $5,000,000 the second year is from
the heritage enhancement account in the game
and fish fund for community tree-planting
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.705. Of this amount, $300,000 is for a grant
to the city of Northfield and $300,000 is for a
grant to the city of St. Peter. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2027.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Feral Swine and Fur Farms
new text end

new text begin $700,000 the second year is from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund to implement feral swine and fur farm
requirements under this act. The base for this
appropriation in fiscal year 2026 and thereafter
is $550,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Unsafe Ice Search and Rescue
Reimbursement
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the second year is to reimburse
county sheriffs and other local law
enforcement agencies for search and rescue
operations related to recreational activities on
unsafe ice under Minnesota Statutes, section
86B.1065. This is a onetime appropriation and
is available until June 30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin International Wolf Center
new text end

new text begin $1,332,000 the second year is for maintenance,
repair, energy efficiency improvements,
heating and ventilation system replacement,
and visitor enhancements to the building
currently leased to the International Wolf
Center in Ely, Minnesota. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2027.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Condemnation of Certain Land in
Mille Lacs County
new text end

new text begin $750,000 the second year is to initiate
condemnation proceedings of the lands
described in article 8, section 13. The
commissioner may use this appropriation for
project costs, including but not limited to
valuation expenses, legal fees, closing costs,
transactional staff costs, and the condemnation
award. This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Outreach and Education
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is to create new or
expand existing outreach and education
programs for nonnative English-speaking
communities. Of this amount, $200,000 is for
a competitive grant program for nonprofit
organizations to connect youth in underserved
communities in metropolitan area
environmental justice areas with outdoor
experiences, and $300,000 is for the Fishing
in the Neighborhood program for outreach to
new and underserved audiences. This
appropriation may be used for community
outreach consultants for reaching new
audiences. This is a onetime appropriation and
is available until June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Report on Recreational Use of
Permanent School Land
new text end

new text begin $417,000 the second year is transferred from
the forest suspense account to the permanent
school fund and is appropriated from the
permanent school fund for the Office of
School Trust Lands for conducting the study
of the recreational use of school trust lands.
This is a onetime transfer.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Nonpetroleum Gas Regulatory
Framework
new text end

new text begin $768,000 the first year is from the minerals
management account in the natural resources
fund for the Minnesota Gas and Oil Resources
Technical Advisory Committee. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin $2,406,000 the second year is from the
minerals management account in the natural
resources fund to adopt a regulatory
framework for gas and oil production in
Minnesota and for rulemaking. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2028.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin All-Terrain Vehicle Grant-in-Aid
Program
new text end

new text begin $1,500,000 the second year is from the
all-terrain vehicle account in the natural
resources fund for the grant-in-aid program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.927,
subdivision 2, clause (4). This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Prospector Loop ATV Trail System
new text end

new text begin $1,200,000 the second year is from the
all-terrain vehicle account in the natural
resources fund for a grant to St. Louis County
to construct and maintain the Prospector Loop
all-terrain vehicle trail system. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2027.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Zoo Tree-Planting
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the second year is from the natural
resources fund for grants to be divided equally
between the city of St. Paul for the Como Park
Zoo and Conservatory and the city of Duluth
for the Lake Superior Zoo for purposes of
planting trees within the zoos. This
appropriation is from revenue deposited to the
natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (5). This is a onetime appropriation and
is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Off-Highway Motorcycle Trail
Ambassador Program
new text end

new text begin $20,000 the second year is from the
off-highway motorcycle account in the natural
resources fund for grants to qualifying
off-highway motorcycle organizations to assist
in providing safety and environmental
education and monitoring trails on public lands
according to Minnesota Statutes, section
84.9011. Grants awarded under this
subdivision must be issued through a formal
agreement with the organization.
new text end

new text begin By December 15 each year, an organization
receiving a grant under this subdivision must
report to the commissioner with details on how
the money was expended and what outcomes
were achieved.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Accessible School Playgrounds
new text end

new text begin (a) $400,000 the second year is for grants to
school districts for accessible and inclusive
school playgrounds. This is a onetime
appropriation and is from revenue deposited
in the natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (j). This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2027.
Of this amount:
new text end

new text begin (1) $100,000 is for Independent School
District No. 196, Rosemount-Apple
Valley-Eagan, for a playground at Deerwood
Elementary School;
new text end

new text begin (2) $100,000 is for Independent School
District No. 197, West St. Paul-Mendota
Heights-Eagan, for a playground at Somerset
Elementary School;
new text end

new text begin (3) $100,000 is for Independent School
District No. 199, Inver Grove Heights, for a
playground at Hilltop Elementary School; and
new text end

new text begin (4) $100,000 is for Independent School
District No. 625, St. Paul, for an autism
sensory-friendly playground at Txuj Ci
HMong Language and Culture, Lower
Campus.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district receiving a grant under
this subdivision must use the funds to:
new text end

new text begin (1) replace, repair, expand, or install
playground equipment;
new text end

new text begin (2) create accessible routes to the playground
equipment;
new text end

new text begin (3) install unitary surface material to expand
accessibility; or
new text end

new text begin (4) create a sensory-friendly playground,
including sensory-friendly playground
equipment.
new text end

new text begin (c) A grant recipient must have its playground
plans previewed before construction or
reviewed after the installation is complete by
a certified playground safety inspector or a
Minnesota certified accessibility specialist.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin Real-Time Water Quality Network
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the second year is to study, in
coordination with the commissioner of the
Pollution Control Agency, the creation of an
online real-time water quality monitoring
network in Minnesota. The study must include
the barriers to implementing this multiagency
program, including the design of a website
and the cost to deploy stream flow and nitrate
monitoring equipment in the state. This is a
onetime appropriation. The study must be
completed by June 30, 2025, and submitted
to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Report on Outdoor Opportunities for
Minnesota Youth
new text end

new text begin Up to $100,000 of the amount appropriated
under Laws 2023, chapter 60, article 1, section
3, subdivision 6, paragraph (g), for
natural-resource-based education and
recreation programs serving youth may be
used for the report on outdoor opportunities
for Minnesota youth required in this act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 24. new text end

new text begin Extending Appropriation Availability
new text end

new text begin The appropriation in Laws 2023, chapter 60,
article 1, section 3, subdivision 5, paragraph
(o), for a grant to Dakota County for
improvements to the Swing Bridge Trailhead
and historic Rock Island Swing Bridge is
available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin The appropriation in Laws 2023, chapter 60,
article 1, section 3, subdivision 5, paragraph
(p), for a grant to Dakota County for adding
a public boat launch along the Mississippi
River is available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text begin BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,950,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Manure Management Funding
new text end

new text begin $850,000 the second year is for manure
management activities. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.98,
subdivision 14, the board may use up to five
percent of this appropriation for administrative
costs. This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this subdivision for
manure management activities may be used
to enhance groundwater protection and reduce
greenhouse gases associated with agriculture.
Priority must be given to areas with high
groundwater nitrate levels or geology
conducive to groundwater pollution, such as
those shown on the Department of
Agriculture's vulnerable groundwater area
map.
new text end

new text begin Funded activities may include: providing
grants; funding projects and practices that limit
agricultural use of vulnerable land, such as
establishing karst feature buffers or
conservation easements; and cost-share
assistance for constructing manure
management and storage facilities. All funded
projects must be designed to result in
improved water quality or reduced greenhouse
gas emissions. Feedlot funding recipients must
have a nutrient management plan and must
operate at fewer than 1,000 animal units.
Funding for expanded liquid manure storage
capacity must not exceed 12 months of storage
based on current animal numbers. Anaerobic
digesters are not eligible for funding under
this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin The board may use this appropriation to match
federal money. The board must ensure that
funding agreements include terms necessary
to document implementation of approved plans
and activities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Red River of the North; Adaptive
Phosphorus Management
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the second year is for a grant to the
Red River Basin Commission to facilitate
development of a feasibility assessment of
adaptive phosphorus management for the Red
River of the North. The commission may
contract with outside experts or academic
institutions in developing the assessment. The
assessment: (1) must address applicable
water-quality targets for phosphorus loading;
(2) must include an allocation of phosphorus
between point and nonpoint sources; (3) must
identify cost-effective nutrient reduction
implementation strategies; and (4) may include
other state water-quality goals and objectives.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin In developing the assessment, the Red River
Basin Commission must use available data
and analysis to the extent feasible and
incorporate input from an advisory group that
includes representatives of agriculture, soil
and water conservation districts, watershed
districts, municipalities, and other Minnesota
organizations represented on the board of
directors of the Red River Basin Commission.
The Red River Basin Commission may also
work with representatives from relevant
organizations from North Dakota, South
Dakota, and Manitoba.
new text end

new text begin By June 30, 2026, the Red River Basin
Commission must submit the final assessment
to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over agriculture and environment policy and
finance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Lawns to Legumes
new text end

new text begin $800,000 the second year is for the lawns to
legumes program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 103B.104. The board may enter into
agreements with local governments, Metro
Blooms, and other organizations to support
this effort. This is a onetime appropriation and
is available until June 30, 2027.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text begin METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,525,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2024
new text end
new text begin 2025
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 3,625,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 1,900,000
new text end

new text begin $3,188,000 the second year is for community
tree-planting grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 473.355. Of this amount, $688,000 is
for a grant to the city of South St. Paul. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin $437,000 the second year is for a grant to the
city of St. Paul Park to replace a pedestrian
bridge in Lions Levee Park. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2027.
new text end

new text begin $1,400,000 the second year is from the natural
resources fund for grants to implementing
agencies to plant trees within the
metropolitan-area regional parks and trails
system. This appropriation is from revenue
deposited in the natural resources fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (3). This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2026.
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the natural
resources fund for new fishing piers to
increase fishing opportunities on lakes in the
metropolitan parks system. The council shall
solicit applications from member park systems
for proposals under this section. This is a
onetime appropriation and is from revenue
deposited in the natural resources fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (3). This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text begin ZOOLOGICAL BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end

new text begin $150,000 the second year is from the natural
resources fund to plant trees at the Minnesota
Zoological Garden. This appropriation is from
revenue deposited under Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, paragraph (h), clause (5).
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Laws 2023, chapter 60, article 1, section 3, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Ecological and Water Resources

48,738,000
45,797,000
Appropriations by Fund
2024
2025
General
27,083,000
26,142,000
Natural Resources
13,831,000
13,831,000
Game and Fish
7,824,000
5,824,000

(a) $4,222,000 the first year and $4,222,000
the second year are from the invasive species
account in the natural resources fund and
$2,831,000 the first year and $2,831,000 the
second year are from the general fund for
management, public awareness, assessment
and monitoring research, and water access
inspection to prevent the spread of invasive
species; management of invasive plants in
public waters; and management of terrestrial
invasive species on state-administered lands.

(b) $6,056,000 the first year and $6,056,000
the second year are from the water
management account in the natural resources
fund for only the purposes specified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.27,
subdivision 2
.

(c) $124,000 the first year and $124,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Mississippi
Headwaters Board for up to 50 percent of the
cost of implementing the comprehensive plan
for the upper Mississippi within areas under
the board's jurisdiction. By December 15,
2025, the board must submit a report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over environment and natural
resources on the activities funded under this
paragraph and the progress made in
implementing the comprehensive plan.

(d) $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the
second year are for payment to the Leech Lake
Band of Chippewa Indians to implement the
band's portion of the comprehensive plan for
the upper Mississippi River.

(e) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are for grants for up to 50 percent
of the cost of implementing the Red River
mediation agreement. The base for this
appropriation in fiscal year 2026 and beyond
is $264,000.

(f) $2,598,000 the first year and $2,598,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund for only the purposes specified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (1).

(g) $1,150,000 the first year and $1,150,000
the second year are from the nongame wildlife
management account in the natural resources
fund for nongame wildlife management.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
290.431, $100,000 the first year and $100,000
the second year may be used for nongame
wildlife information, education, and
promotion.

(h) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.943, $48,000 the first year and
$48,000 the second year from the critical
habitat private sector matching account may
be used to publicize the critical habitat license
plate match program.

(i) $6,000,000 the first year and $6,000,000
the second year are for the following activities:

(1) financial reimbursement and technical
support to soil and water conservation districts
or other local units of government for
groundwater-level monitoring;

(2) surface water monitoring and analysis,
including installing monitoring gauges;

(3) groundwater analysis to assist with
water-appropriation permitting decisions;

(4) permit application review incorporating
surface water and groundwater technical
analysis;

(5) precipitation data and analysis to improve
irrigation use;

(6) information technology, including
electronic permitting and integrated data
systems; and

(7) compliance and monitoring.

(j) new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, paragraph (k),
new text end $2,410,000
the first year and $410,000 the second year
are from the heritage enhancement account in
the game and fish fund and $500,000 the first
year and $500,000 the second year are from
the general fund for grants to the Minnesota
Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center at
the University of Minnesota to prioritize,
support, and develop research-based solutions
that can reduce the effects of aquatic invasive
species in Minnesota by preventing spread,
controlling populations, and managing
ecosystems and to advance knowledge to
inspire action by others.new text begin The general fund
appropriations are available until June 30,
2025, and the heritage enhancement account
appropriations are available until June 30,
2028.
new text end

(k) $268,000 the first year and $268,000 the
second year are for increased capacity for
broadband utility licensing for state lands and
public waters. This is a onetime appropriation
and is available until June 30, 2028.

(l) $998,000 the first year and $568,000 the
second year are for protecting and restoring
carbon storage in state-administered peatlands
by reviewing and updating the state's peatland
inventory, piloting a restoration project, and
piloting trust fund buyouts. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2028.

(m) $250,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates to
work with civic leaders to purchase, install,
and operate waterless cleaning stations for
watercraft; conduct aquatic invasive species
education; and implement education upgrades
at public accesses to prevent invasive starry
stonewort spread beyond the lakes already
infested. This is a onetime appropriation and
is available until June 30, 2025.

(n) $1,720,000 the first year is to prevent and
manage invasive carp. This includes activities
related to the Mississippi River Lock and Dam
and stakeholder engagement. Up to $325,000
may be used for a grant to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota to
study the Mississippi River Lock Dam 5
spillway and provide preliminary design to
optimize management to reduce invasive carp
passage.

(o) Up to $6,000,000 the first year is available
for transfer from the critical habitat private
sector matching account to the reinvest in
Minnesota fund to expand Grey Cloud Island
Scientific and Natural Area and for other
scientific and natural area acquisition,
restoration, and enhancement according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.943,
subdivision 5b
.

(p) $40,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Stearns Coalition of Lake Associations to
manage aquatic invasive species. The
unencumbered balance of the general fund
appropriation in Laws 2021, First Special
Session chapter 6, article 1, section 3,
subdivision 3, paragraph (a), for the grant to
the Stearns Coalition of Lake Associations,
estimated to be $40,000, is canceled no later
than June 29, 2023.

(q) $200,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota for the University of Minnesota
Water Council to develop a scope of work,
timeline, and budget for a plan to promote and
protect clean water in Minnesota for the next
50 years according to this act.

(r) The total general fund base budget for the
ecological and water resources division for
fiscal year 2026 and later is $24,870,000.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2023.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Laws 2023, chapter 60, article 1, section 3, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Get Out MORE (Modernizing Outdoor
Recreation Experiences)

110,000,000
-0-

(a) $110,000,000 the first year is for
modernizing Minnesota's state-managed
outdoor recreation experiences. Of this
amount:

(1) $25,000,000 is for enhancing access and
welcoming new users to public lands and
outdoor recreation facilities, including
improvements to improve climate resiliency;

(2) $5,000,000 is for modernizing camping
and related infrastructure, including
improvements to improve climate resiliency;

(3) $35,000,000 is for modernizing fish
hatcheries and fishing infrastructurenew text begin . Of this
amount, up to $366,000 is for installing
continuous water-quality monitoring devices
new text end ;

(4) $10,000,000 is for restoring streams and
modernizing water-related infrastructure with
priority given to fish habitat improvements,
dam removal, and improvements to improve
climate resiliency; and

(5) $35,000,000 is for modernizing boating
access.

(b) Priority for money allocated under
paragraph (a), clauses (1), (3), (4), and (5),
must be given to projects where communities
are currently underserved.

(c) The commissioner may reallocate money
appropriated in paragraph (a) across those
purposes based on project readiness and
priority. The appropriations in paragraph (a)
are available until June 30, 2029.

(d) No later than November 30 each year, the
commissioner must provide a progress report
on the expenditure of money appropriated
under this subdivision to the chairs of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over
environment and natural resources finance.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

POLLUTION CONTROL

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 115.03, subdivision 1, is amended
to read:


Subdivision 1.

Generally.

(a) The commissioner is given and charged with the following
powers and duties:

(1) to administer and enforce all laws relating to the pollution of any of the waters of
the state;

(2) to investigate the extent, character, and effect of the pollution of the waters of this
state and to gather data and information necessary or desirable in the administration or
enforcement of pollution laws, and to make such classification of the waters of the state as
it may deem advisable;

(3) to establish and alter such reasonable pollution standards for any waters of the state
in relation to the public use to which they are or may be put as it shall deem necessary for
the purposes of this chapter and, with respect to the pollution of waters of the state, chapter
116;

(4) to encourage waste treatment, including advanced waste treatment, instead of stream
low-flow augmentation for dilution purposes to control and prevent pollution;

(5) to adopt, issue, reissue, modify, deny, deleted text begin ordeleted text end revoke,new text begin reopen,new text end enter intonew text begin ,new text end or enforce
reasonable orders, permits, variances, standards, rules, schedules of compliance, and
stipulation agreements, under such conditions as it may prescribe, in order to prevent, control
or abate water pollution, or for the installation or operation of disposal systems or parts
thereof, or for other equipment and facilities:

(i) requiring the discontinuance of the discharge of sewage, industrial waste or other
wastes into any waters of the state resulting in pollution in excess of the applicable pollution
standard established under this chapter;

(ii) prohibiting or directing the abatement of any discharge of sewage, industrial waste,
or other wastes, into any waters of the state or the deposit thereof or the discharge into any
municipal disposal system where the same is likely to get into any waters of the state in
violation of this chapter and, with respect to the pollution of waters of the state, chapter
116, or standards or rules promulgated or permits issued pursuant thereto, and specifying
the schedule of compliance within which such prohibition or abatement must be
accomplished;

(iii) prohibiting the storage of any liquid or solid substance or other pollutant in a manner
which does not reasonably assure proper retention against entry into any waters of the state
that would be likely to pollute any waters of the state;

(iv) requiring the construction, installation, maintenance, and operation by any person
of any disposal system or any part thereof, or other equipment and facilities, or the
reconstruction, alteration, or enlargement of its existing disposal system or any part thereof,
or the adoption of other remedial measures to prevent, control or abate any discharge or
deposit of sewage, industrial waste or other wastes by any person;

(v) establishing, and from time to time revising, standards of performance for new sources
taking into consideration, among other things, classes, types, sizes, and categories of sources,
processes, pollution control technology, cost of achieving such effluent reduction, and any
nonwater quality environmental impact and energy requirements. Said standards of
performance for new sources shall encompass those standards for the control of the discharge
of pollutants which reflect the greatest degree of effluent reduction which the agency
determines to be achievable through application of the best available demonstrated control
technology, processes, operating methods, or other alternatives, including, where practicable,
a standard permitting no discharge of pollutants. New sources shall encompass buildings,
structures, facilities, or installations from which there is or may be the discharge of pollutants,
the construction of which is commenced after the publication by the agency of proposed
rules prescribing a standard of performance which will be applicable to such source.
Notwithstanding any other provision of the law of this state, any point source the construction
of which is commenced after May 20, 1973, and which is so constructed as to meet all
applicable standards of performance for new sources shall, consistent with and subject to
the provisions of section 306(d) of the Amendments of 1972 to the Federal Water Pollution
Control Act, not be subject to any more stringent standard of performance for new sources
during a ten-year period beginning on the date of completion of such construction or during
the period of depreciation or amortization of such facility for the purposes of section 167
or 169, or both, of the Federal Internal Revenue Code of 1954, whichever period ends first.
Construction shall encompass any placement, assembly, or installation of facilities or
equipment, including contractual obligations to purchase such facilities or equipment, at
the premises where such equipment will be used, including preparation work at such
premises;

(vi) establishing and revising pretreatment standards to prevent or abate the discharge
of any pollutant into any publicly owned disposal system, which pollutant interferes with,
passes through, or otherwise is incompatible with such disposal system;

(vii) requiring the owner or operator of any disposal system or any point source to
establish and maintain such records, make such reports, install, use, and maintain such
monitoring equipment or methods, including where appropriate biological monitoring
methods, sample such effluents in accordance with such methods, at such locations, at such
intervals, and in such a manner as the agency shall prescribe, and providing such other
information as the agency may reasonably require;

(viii) notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, and with respect to the pollution
of waters of the state, chapter 116, requiring the achievement of more stringent limitations
than otherwise imposed by effluent limitations in order to meet any applicable water quality
standard by establishing new effluent limitations, based upon section 115.01, subdivision
13
, clause (b), including alternative effluent control strategies for any point source or group
of point sources to insure the integrity of water quality classifications, whenever the agency
determines that discharges of pollutants from such point source or sources, with the
application of effluent limitations required to comply with any standard of best available
technology, would interfere with the attainment or maintenance of the water quality
classification in a specific portion of the waters of the state. Prior to establishment of any
such effluent limitation, the agency shall hold a public hearing to determine the relationship
of the economic and social costs of achieving such limitation or limitations, including any
economic or social dislocation in the affected community or communities, to the social and
economic benefits to be obtained and to determine whether or not such effluent limitation
can be implemented with available technology or other alternative control strategies. If a
person affected by such limitation demonstrates at such hearing that, whether or not such
technology or other alternative control strategies are available, there is no reasonable
relationship between the economic and social costs and the benefits to be obtained, such
limitation shall not become effective and shall be adjusted as it applies to such person;

(ix) modifying, in its discretion, any requirement or limitation based upon best available
technology with respect to any point source for which a permit application is filed after July
1, 1977, upon a showing by the owner or operator of such point source satisfactory to the
agency that such modified requirements will represent the maximum use of technology
within the economic capability of the owner or operator and will result in reasonable further
progress toward the elimination of the discharge of pollutants; deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(x) requiring that applicants for wastewater discharge permits evaluate in their
applications the potential reuses of the discharged wastewater;new text begin and
new text end

new text begin (xi) when appropriate, requiring parties who enter into a negotiated agreement to settle
an enforcement matter with the agency to reimburse the agency for oversight costs. The
agency may recover oversight costs only if the agency's costs exceed $25,000. If oversight
costs exceed $25,000, the agency may recover all the oversight costs incurred by the agency
that are associated with implementing the negotiated agreement. Oversight costs may include
but are not limited to any costs associated with inspections, sampling, monitoring, modeling,
risk assessment, permit writing, engineering review, economic analysis and review, and
other record or document review. Estimates of anticipated oversight costs must be disclosed
in the negotiated agreement, and estimates must be periodically updated and disclosed to
the parties to the negotiated agreement. The agency's legal and litigation costs are not
recoverable under this clause. In addition to settlement agreements, the commissioner has
discretion as to whether to apply this clause in cases when the agency is using schedules of
compliance to bring a class of regulated parties into compliance;
new text end

(6) to require to be submitted and to approve plans and specifications for disposal systems
or point sources, or any part thereof and to inspect the construction thereof for compliance
with the approved plans and specifications thereof;

(7) to prescribe and alter rules, not inconsistent with law, for the conduct of the agency
and other matters within the scope of the powers granted to and imposed upon it by this
chapter and, with respect to pollution of waters of the state, in chapter 116, provided that
every rule affecting any other department or agency of the state or any person other than a
member or employee of the agency shall be filed with the secretary of state;

(8) to conduct such investigations, issue such notices, public and otherwise, and hold
such hearings as are necessary or which it may deem advisable for the discharge of its duties
under this chapter and, with respect to the pollution of waters of the state, under chapter
116, including, but not limited to, the issuance of permits, and to authorize any member,
employee, or agent appointed by it to conduct such investigations or, issue such notices and
hold such hearings;

(9) for the purpose of water pollution control planning by the state and pursuant to the
Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, to establish and revise planning areas,
adopt plans and programs and continuing planning processes, including, but not limited to,
basin plans and areawide waste treatment management plans, and to provide for the
implementation of any such plans by means of, including, but not limited to, standards, plan
elements, procedures for revision, intergovernmental cooperation, residual treatment process
waste controls, and needs inventory and ranking for construction of disposal systems;

(10) to train water pollution control personnel and charge training fees as are necessary
to cover the agency's costs. All such fees received must be paid into the state treasury and
credited to the Pollution Control Agency training account;

(11) to provide chloride reduction training and charge training fees as necessary to cover
the agency's costs not to exceed $350. All training fees received must be paid into the state
treasury and credited to the Pollution Control Agency training account;

(12) to impose as additional conditions in permits to publicly owned disposal systems
appropriate measures to insure compliance by industrial and other users with any pretreatment
standard, including, but not limited to, those related to toxic pollutants, and any system of
user charges ratably as is hereby required under state law or said Federal Water Pollution
Control Act, as amended, or any regulations or guidelines promulgated thereunder;

(13) to set a period not to exceed five years for the duration of any national pollutant
discharge elimination system permit or not to exceed ten years for any permit issued as a
state disposal system permit only;

(14) to require each governmental subdivision identified as a permittee for a wastewater
treatment works to evaluate in every odd-numbered year the condition of its existing system
and identify future capital improvements that will be needed to attain or maintain compliance
with a national pollutant discharge elimination system or state disposal system permit; deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(15) to train subsurface sewage treatment system personnel, including persons who
design, construct, install, inspect, service, and operate subsurface sewage treatment systems,
and charge fees as necessary to pay the agency's costs. All fees received must be paid into
the state treasury and credited to the agency's training account. Money in the account is
appropriated to the agency to pay expenses related to trainingnew text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (16) to encourage practices that enable the recovery and use of waste heat from
wastewater treatment operations
new text end .

(b) The information required in paragraph (a), clause (14), must be submitted in every
odd-numbered year to the commissioner on a form provided by the commissioner. The
commissioner shall provide technical assistance if requested by the governmental subdivision.

(c) The powers and duties given the agency in this subdivision also apply to permits
issued under chapter 114C.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115.071, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Remedies available.

The provisions of sections 103F.701 to 103F.755,
this chapter and chapters 114C, 115A, and 116, and sections 325E.10 to 325E.1251 and
325E.32 and all rules, standards, orders, stipulation agreements, schedules of compliance,
and permits adopted or issued by the agency thereunder or under any other law now in force
or hereafter enacted for the prevention, control, or abatement of pollution may be enforced
by any one or any combination of the following: criminal prosecution; action to recover
civil penalties; injunction; action to compel new text begin or cease new text end performance; or other appropriate
action, in accordance with the provisions of said chapters and this section.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115.071, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Civil penalties.

new text begin (a) new text end Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or
chapter 114C or 116, except any provisions of chapter 116 relating to air and land pollution
caused by agricultural operations deleted text begin whichdeleted text end new text begin thatnew text end do not involve national pollutant discharge
elimination system permits, or of (1) any effluent standards and limitations or water quality
standards, (2) any permit or term or condition thereof, (3) any national pollutant discharge
elimination system filing requirements, (4) any duty to permit or carry out inspection, entry
or monitoring activities, or (5) any rules, stipulation agreements, variances, schedules of
compliance, or orders issued by the agency, deleted text begin shall forfeitdeleted text end new text begin forfeitsnew text end and new text begin must new text end pay to the state
a penalty, in an amount to be determined by the court, of not more than deleted text begin $10,000deleted text end new text begin $15,000new text end
per day of violationnew text begin ,new text end except that if the violation relates to hazardous wastenew text begin ,new text end the person deleted text begin shall
forfeit
deleted text end new text begin forfeitsnew text end and new text begin must new text end pay to the state a penalty, in an amount to be determined by the
court, of not more than deleted text begin $25,000deleted text end new text begin $30,000new text end per day of violation.

new text begin (b) new text end In addition, in the discretion of the court, the defendant may be required to:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text end new text begin (1)new text end forfeit and pay to the state a sum which will adequately compensate the state for
the reasonable value of cleanup and other expenses directly resulting from unauthorized
discharge of pollutants, whether or not accidental;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end forfeit and pay to the state an additional sum to constitute just compensation for
any loss or destruction to wildlife, fish or other aquatic life and for other actual damages to
the state caused by an unauthorized discharge of pollutants.

new text begin (c) new text end As a defense to any of said damages, the defendant may prove that the violation was
caused solely by (1) an act of God, (2) an act of war, (3) negligence on the part of the state
of Minnesota, or (4) an act or failure to act which constitutes sabotage or vandalism, or any
combination of the foregoing clauses.

new text begin (d) new text end The civil penalties and damages provided for in this subdivision may be recovered
by a civil action brought by the attorney general in the name of the state.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115.071, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Injunctions.

Any violation of the provisions, rules, standards, orders, stipulation
agreements, variances, schedules of compliance, or permits specified in this chapter and
chapters 114C and 116 deleted text begin shall constitutedeleted text end new text begin constitutesnew text end a public nuisance and may be enjoined
as provided by law in an action, in the name of the state, brought by the attorney general.new text begin
Injunctive relief under this subdivision may include but is not limited to a requirement that
a facility or person immediately cease operation or activities until such time as the
commissioner has reasonable assurance that renewed operation or activities will not violate
provisions, rules, standards, orders, stipulation agreements, variances, schedules of
compliance, or permits specified in this chapter and chapters 114C and 116.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115.071, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Stipulation agreements. new text end

new text begin If a party to a stipulation agreement asserts a good
cause or force majeure claim for an extension of time to comply with a stipulated term, the
commissioner may deny the extension if the assertion is based solely on increased costs of
compliance.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115.073, is amended to read:


115.073 new text begin DISPOSITION OF RECEIPTS; new text end ENFORCEMENT FUNDING.

new text begin (a) new text end Except as provided in section 115C.05, all money recovered by the state under this
chapter and chapters 115A and 116, including civil penalties and money paid under an
agreement, stipulation, or settlement, excluding money paid for past due fees or taxes, must
be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the environmental fund.

new text begin (b) Oversight funds reimbursed under sections 115.03, subdivision 1, paragraph (a),
clause (5), and 116.07, subdivision 9, clause (4), must be deposited in a separate settlement
oversight reimbursement account established in the environmental fund. The commissioner
must manage the account. Earnings, such as interest, dividends, and any other earnings
arising from assets of the account, must be credited to the account. Funds remaining in the
account at the end of a fiscal year remain in the account. Money in the account is appropriated
to the commissioner for the purposes of the environmental fund.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115A.02, is amended to read:


115A.02 LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION OF POLICY; PURPOSES.

(a) It is the goal of this chapter to protect the state's land, air, water, and other natural
resources and the public health by improving waste management in the state to serve the
following purposes:

(1) reduction in the amount and toxicity of waste generated;

(2) separation and recovery of materials and energy from waste;

(3) reduction in indiscriminate dependence on disposal of waste;

(4) coordination of solid waste management among political subdivisions; and

(5) orderly and deliberate development and financial security of waste facilities including
disposal facilities.

(b) The waste management goal of the state is to foster an integrated waste management
system in a manner appropriate to the characteristics of the waste stream and thereby protect
the state's land, air, water, and other natural resources and the public health. The following
waste management practices are in order of preference:

(1) waste reduction and reuse;

(2) waste recycling;

(3) composting of source-separated compostable materials, including but not limited to,
yard waste and food waste;

(4) resource recovery through mixed municipal solid waste composting or incineration;

(5) land disposal which produces no measurable methane gas or which involves the
retrieval of methane gas as a fuel for the production of energy to be used on site or for sale;
and

(6) land disposal which produces measurable methane and which does not involve the
retrieval of methane gas as a fuel for the production of energy to be used on site or for sale.

new text begin (c) As a means of accomplishing state waste management goals with respect to surplus
food and food waste, the following waste management practices are in order of preference:
new text end

new text begin (1) reducing the amount generated at the source;
new text end

new text begin (2) upcycling or donating for human consumption;
new text end

new text begin (3) diversion for animal consumption or leaving crops unharvested;
new text end

new text begin (4) composting or anaerobic digestion when the biogas and digestate are not disposed
of but are used as a salable product; and
new text end

new text begin (5) either using anaerobic digestion, when the biogas is used as a salable product but
the digestate is disposed of, or land application of food waste.
new text end

new text begin (d) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given:
new text end

new text begin (1) "anaerobic digestion" means a process through which microorganisms break down
organic material in the absence of oxygen and generate biogas and digestate;
new text end

new text begin (2) "biogas" means a gas that is produced when organic materials decompose and is
primarily composed of methane and carbon dioxide;
new text end

new text begin (3) "composting" means controlled, aerobic biological decomposition of organic material
to produce a nutrient-rich material;
new text end

new text begin (4) "digestate" means the solid or liquid residual material remaining after the anaerobic
digestion process has been completed;
new text end

new text begin (5) "diversion for animal consumption" means diverting food, food scraps, food waste,
or surplus food not fitting the conditions of adulteration under section 25.37 or 34A.02;
new text end

new text begin (6) "food" means a raw, cooked, processed, or prepared substance, beverage, or ingredient
used for, entering into the consumption of, or used or intended for use in the preparation of
a food, drink, confectionery, or condiment for humans or animals;
new text end

new text begin (7) "food scraps" means inedible food, trimmings from preparing food, and
food-processing by-products. Food scraps does not include used cooking oil, grease, any
material fitting the conditions of adulteration under section 25.37 or 34A.02, or food that
is subject to a governmental or producer recall and that cannot be made to be safe for human
or animal consumption;
new text end

new text begin (8) "food waste" means all discarded food, surplus food that is not donated, food scraps,
food fitting the conditions of adulteration under section 25.37 or 34A.02, and food subject
to governmental or producer recall and that cannot be made to be safe for human or animal
consumption;
new text end

new text begin (9) "land application of food waste" means the direct application of food waste from
food manufacturing or processing activities onto or below the surface of the land to enhance
soil health;
new text end

new text begin (10) "leaving crops unharvested" means not harvesting crops that are otherwise ready
for harvesting and instead leaving them in the field or tilling them into the soil;
new text end

new text begin (11) "surplus food" means food that is not sold or used and that is still safe to be consumed
by humans or animals. Surplus food does not include food damaged by pests, mold, bacteria,
or other contamination; food that is subject to governmental or producer recall due to food
safety and that cannot be made to be safe for human or animal consumption; or any material
fitting the conditions of adulteration under section 25.37 or 34A.02; and
new text end

new text begin (12) "upcycling" means capturing, processing, and remaking parts of food and food
scraps into new food products for human or animal consumption when the parts of food
and food scraps do not fit the conditions of adulteration under section 25.37 or 34A.02.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115A.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 24d. new text end

new text begin Prepared sewage sludge. new text end

new text begin "Prepared sewage sludge" means exceptional
quality sewage sludge, as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 7041.0100, subpart 20, applied
to a lawn or home garden and sold or given away in a bag or other container that:
new text end

new text begin (1) meets low limits on metal concentrations;
new text end

new text begin (2) has been treated to ensure pathogens, pollutants, and vectors that can transport disease
have been carefully managed; and
new text end

new text begin (3) is labeled with the nutrient content.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [115A.1416] BOAT WRAP PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Boat" has the meaning given to watercraft under section 86B.005, subdivision 18.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Boat wrap" means plastic that is used, intended for use, designed, or marketed for
the purposes of wrapping a boat to protect it against moisture and damage from other
potentially harmful elements during storage.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Brand" means a name, symbol, word, or mark that identifies boat wrap and attributes
it to the boat wrap producer.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Independent auditor" means an independent and actively licensed certified public
accountant that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) retained by a stewardship organization;
new text end

new text begin (2) not otherwise employed by or affiliated with the stewardship organization; and
new text end

new text begin (3) qualified to conduct the audit required under subdivision 16.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Producer" means, with respect to boat wrap that is sold, offered for sale, imported,
or distributed in the state by any means, a person that:
new text end

new text begin (1) manufactured the boat wrap under a brand that the person owns or controls;
new text end

new text begin (2) owns or controls or is licensed to use a brand for boat wrap;
new text end

new text begin (3) imported or imports the boat wrap into the United States; or
new text end

new text begin (4) distributed or distributes boat wrap in or into the state.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Recycle" or "recycling" means the process of transforming boat wrap through
mechanical processes into a finished product for use or into a new material capable of being
processed into a finished product. Recycle or recycling does not include:
new text end

new text begin (1) altering the chemical structure of boat wrap;
new text end

new text begin (2) using boat wrap as or processing boat wrap into a feedstock to produce transportation
fuels; or
new text end

new text begin (3) destroying boat wrap by incineration or other processes.
new text end

new text begin (h) "Retailer" means a person that sells or offers boat wrap for sale in or into this state
by any means.
new text end

new text begin (i) "Stewardship organization" means an organization designated by one or more
producers to act on their behalf as an agent to design, submit, and implement a product
stewardship plan under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Product stewardship program. new text end

new text begin A producer selling or offering boat wrap for
sale in or into this state must, through membership in a stewardship organization, implement
and finance a statewide product stewardship program according to a stewardship plan
approved by the commissioner to reduce the volume of boat wrap disposed of in landfills
by promoting and providing for the negotiation and execution of agreements to collect,
transport, reuse, and recycle boat wrap.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Participation required to sell. new text end

new text begin (a) On and after September 1, 2025, no person
may use boat wrap, sell boat wrap, or offer boat wrap for sale in or into this state unless the
producer participates in an approved stewardship plan through a stewardship organization.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each producer must enter into an agreement with a stewardship organization to
operate, on the producer's behalf, a product stewardship program approved by the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (c) All producers offering boat wrap for sale in or into this state must become a member
of a single stewardship organization implementing a single stewardship plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Stewardship plan required. new text end

new text begin On or before March 1, 2025, a stewardship
organization, on behalf of member producers, must submit a stewardship plan to the
commissioner for review and approval or rejection. A stewardship plan must include all
elements required under subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Plan content. new text end

new text begin A stewardship plan must contain:
new text end

new text begin (1) contact information for the individual and the entity submitting the plan, a list of all
producers participating in the product stewardship program, and the brands of boat wrap
included in the product stewardship program;
new text end

new text begin (2) certification that the product stewardship program will accept all discarded boat wrap
regardless of who produced it;
new text end

new text begin (3) a description of methods by which boat wrap will be collected in all areas of the state
in compliance with subdivision 14, including:
new text end

new text begin (i) an explanation of how the collection system will be convenient and adequate to serve
the needs of boat owners, marinas, and boat storage establishments in both urban and rural
areas on an ongoing basis; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) a discussion of how existing marinas, boat storage establishments, and sites designated
as recycling centers under section 115A.555 will be considered when selecting collection
sites;
new text end

new text begin (4) a description of how the performance of the collection and recycling program will
be measured, monitored, and maintained;
new text end

new text begin (5) the names and locations of collectors, transporters, reuse facilities, and recyclers that
will manage discarded boat wrap;
new text end

new text begin (6) a description of how discarded boat wrap will be safely and securely transported,
tracked, and handled from collection through final recycling and disposal of residuals;
new text end

new text begin (7) a description of the methods that will be used to separate and manage nonrecyclable
materials attached to boat wrap and to recycle discarded boat wrap;
new text end

new text begin (8) a description of the promotion and outreach activities that will be undertaken to
encourage participation in the boat wrap collection and recycling programs and how their
effectiveness will be evaluated;
new text end

new text begin (9) the annual performance goals established by the commissioner under subdivision
12;
new text end

new text begin (10) evidence of adequate insurance and financial assurance that may be required for
collection, transport, reuse, recycling, and disposal operations; and
new text end

new text begin (11) a discussion of the status of end markets for collected boat wrap and what, if any,
additional end markets are needed to improve the functioning of the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Consultation required. new text end

new text begin In developing a stewardship plan, a stewardship
organization must consult with stakeholders, including boat owners, owners of marinas and
boat storage establishments, contractors, collectors, recyclers, Tribes, and local government
units.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Agency review and approval or rejection. new text end

new text begin (a) Within 120 days after receiving
a proposed stewardship plan, the commissioner must determine whether the plan complies
with subdivision 5. If the commissioner approves a plan, the commissioner must notify the
applicant of the plan approval in writing. If the commissioner rejects a plan, the commissioner
must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for rejection. An applicant whose plan
is rejected by the commissioner must submit a revised plan to the commissioner within 60
days after receiving notice of rejection. If a revised plan is rejected by the commissioner,
the commissioner may elect to write a plan that the applicant must implement.
new text end

new text begin (b) Commissioner approval of a written plan amendment is required before a stewardship
organization may make any change to an approved plan or its implementation. A proposed
plan amendment must be submitted to the commissioner for review and approval or rejection
according to paragraph (a) and subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin (c) A stewardship organization may operate under an approved stewardship plan for
five years after the date the plan is approved by the commissioner, at which time the plan
expires.
new text end

new text begin (d) Six months before an approved stewardship plan expires, a stewardship organization
must submit a new proposed stewardship plan to the commissioner that meets the
requirements of this section. The commissioner must review and approve or reject the new
proposed stewardship plan according to this subdivision and subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Plan availability. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must make a proposed stewardship plan
or proposed plan amendment available on the agency website for public review and comment
at least 45 days before the commissioner's decision regarding plan approval or rejection.
The commissioner must make an approved stewardship plan available on the agency website.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Conduct authorized. new text end

new text begin A stewardship organization that organizes collection,
transport, reuse, and recycling of boat wrap under this section is immune from liability for
conduct under state laws relating to antitrust, restraint of trade, unfair trade practices, and
other regulation of trade or commerce only to the extent that the conduct is necessary to
plan and implement the producer's or organization's chosen collection, transportation, reuse,
or recycling program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Stewardship organization responsibilities. new text end

new text begin A stewardship organization must
provide boat wrap purchasers with educational materials regarding the product stewardship
program. The materials must include, but are not limited to, information regarding available
collection, transportation, reuse, and recycling options for boat wrap offered through the
product stewardship program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Retailer responsibilities. new text end

new text begin (a) A retailer and a wholesaler are responsible for
reviewing the list of compliant producers on the agency website, maintained under
subdivision 12, to determine whether a producer is compliant with this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) A retailer or wholesaler of boat wrap is not in violation of this subdivision if, on the
date the boat wrap was ordered from a producer or wholesaler, the producer was listed as
compliant on the agency website.
new text end

new text begin (c) A retailer may elect to participate as a designated point where boat wrap is collected
as part of a product stewardship program approved under this section and in accordance
with applicable law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Agency responsibilities. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must maintain on the agency
website a list of all compliant producers and brands participating in a stewardship plan that
the commissioner has approved and a list of all producers and brands the commissioner has
identified as noncompliant with this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must, in consultation with the stewardship organization, establish
annual performance goals regarding the percentage and weight of boat wrap collected and
recycled that the stewardship organization must incorporate into its stewardship plan and
meet annually. The performance goals must increase each year and be based on:
new text end

new text begin (1) the most recent collection data available for the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) the estimated weight of boat wrap sold and discarded annually;
new text end

new text begin (3) actual collection data from boat wrap recycling or stewardship programs operating
in other states; and
new text end

new text begin (4) continuous progress necessary to meet the requirements in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (c) By June 1, 2030, no less than 50 percent of the total weight of boat wrap sold in this
state must be collected and recycled. By June 1, 2035, no less than 80 percent of the total
weight of boat wrap sold in this state must be collected and recycled.
new text end

new text begin (d) After June 1, 2035, the commissioner may establish additional requirements for the
percentage of boat wrap sold in the state that must be collected and recycled. The
requirements must not be less than those listed in this subdivision and must be based on the
factors in paragraph (b), clauses (1) to (3).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Administrative fee. new text end

new text begin (a) A stewardship organization must pay an annual
administrative fee to the commissioner. Before June 1, 2025, and before each June 1
thereafter, the commissioner must identify the costs the agency incurs to administer and
enforce this section. The commissioner must set the fee at an amount that, when paid by
the stewardship organization, is sufficient to reimburse the agency's full costs of administering
and enforcing this section but does not exceed those costs.
new text end

new text begin (b) A stewardship organization must pay the administrative fee required under this
subdivision on or before July 1, 2025, and annually thereafter, on a schedule and in a manner
prescribed by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must deposit all fees received under this subdivision in the account
established in subdivision 15.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin User fees prohibited. new text end

new text begin The stewardship program must be fully paid for by
producers, without any fee, charge, surcharge, or any other cost to members of the public,
businesses other than a producer, persons managing boat wrap, the state or any political
subdivision, or any other person who is not a producer.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Account established. new text end

new text begin (a) A boat wrap stewardship account is established in
the special revenue fund in the state treasury. The account consists of money received from
the administrative fee established in subdivision 13. The commissioner must manage the
account.
new text end

new text begin (b) Money in the account is appropriated annually to the commissioner for administering
and enforcing this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Stewardship reports. new text end

new text begin Beginning March 1, 2026, and each March 1 thereafter,
a stewardship organization operating under this section must submit an annual report to the
commissioner describing the program operations of the stewardship plan during the previous
calendar year. At a minimum, the report must contain:
new text end

new text begin (1) a description of the methods used to collect, transport, reuse, and recycle discarded
boat wrap in all regions of the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) the weight of all boat wrap collected and recycled in each separate region of the
state;
new text end

new text begin (3) the weight of all boat wrap sold in the state;
new text end

new text begin (4) the weight of discarded boat wrap collected in the state by method of disposition,
including recycling, reuse, disposal of residuals, and other methods of processing;
new text end

new text begin (5) a comparison of the amount of boat wrap collected and recycled with the performance
goals established according to subdivision 12 and, if the goals have not been met, a discussion
of why the performance goals were not met and proposed modifications to the collection
program the stewardship organization will implement to ensure that future performance
goals will be met;
new text end

new text begin (6) samples of educational materials provided to boat wrap consumers, marinas, and
boat storage establishments and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the materials and the
methods used to disseminate the materials; and
new text end

new text begin (7) an independent financial audit of stewardship organization activities performed by
an independent auditor. The independent auditor must be selected by the stewardship
organization and approved or rejected by the commissioner. If the commissioner rejects an
independent auditor, the operator must select a different independent auditor for approval
or rejection by the commissioner. The independent audit must meet the requirements of
Accounting Standards Update 2018-08, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958), Financial
Accounting Standards Board, as amended.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Data classification. new text end

new text begin Trade secret and sales information, as defined under
section 13.37, submitted to the commissioner under this section are private or nonpublic
data under section 13.37.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Duty to provide information. new text end

new text begin Upon request of the commissioner for purposes
of determining compliance with this section, a person must furnish to the commissioner
any information that the person has or may reasonably obtain.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [115A.412] WASTE COMPOSITION; INFORMATION REQUIRED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Study required. new text end

new text begin (a) Every three years, beginning in 2029, the
commissioner must direct the owners and operators at 20 percent of each of the following
facility types to perform a waste composition study:
new text end

new text begin (1) mixed municipal solid waste land disposal facilities;
new text end

new text begin (2) industrial solid waste land disposal facilities;
new text end

new text begin (3) demolition debris land disposal facilities;
new text end

new text begin (4) transfer stations that annually transfer more than 5,000 tons of waste to a facility
outside Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (5) other facilities identified by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) The waste composition study must be performed at the sole expense of each owner
or operator as directed by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (c) When selecting facilities for waste composition studies, the commissioner must rotate
the participants so that, over time, the studies cover the entirety of the facilities identified
under paragraph (a). The commissioner must determine the time frame for each study in
the three-year cycle. The owner or operator of each selected facility must complete the study
within one year of being notified by the commissioner of selection to perform a waste
composition study.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Study requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must:
new text end

new text begin (1) determine the sampling methods to be used and the categories of materials to be
sampled for waste composition studies; and
new text end

new text begin (2) provide the sampling methods and any additional requirements identified by the
commissioner to each owner or operator directed to perform a study.
new text end

new text begin (b) The sampling methods must include the number of samples to be taken, the size or
weight of each sample, the duration of a sampling event, the sampling interval, and any
additional methods identified by the commissioner. The categories of materials to be sampled
must include categories and subcategories identified by the commissioner to represent the
materials present at each facility.
new text end

new text begin (c) Resource recovery facilities required to do waste sorts required under air rules adopted
under section 116.07 must use the study requirements developed under this section when
conducting waste composition analysis to meet the rule requirements.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner must obtain input from counties, cities, and owners or operators
of waste facilities before finalizing the sampling methods and requirements. The
commissioner must consider cost effectiveness and data quality when determining the
sampling methods.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin Within six months after completing a waste composition study required
under this section, the owner or operator of a facility must submit the raw data and results
of the study to the commissioner in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Compilation. new text end

new text begin After each three-year cycle, the commissioner must compile and
summarize the waste composition data received under subdivision 3. The commissioner
must make the summary information available to the public.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Additional studies; information. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may conduct additional
waste composition studies at facilities described in subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (b) Upon request of the commissioner for purposes of determining compliance with this
section, a person must furnish to the commissioner any information that the person has or
may reasonably obtain.
new text end

new text begin (c) The owner or operator of a facility shall allow access upon reasonable notice to
authorized agency staff for the purpose of conducting waste composition studies.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115A.5502, is amended to read:


115A.5502 PACKAGING PRACTICES; PREFERENCES; GOALS.

Packaging forms a substantial portion of solid waste and contributes to environmental
degradation and the costs of managing solid waste. It is imperative to reduce the amount
and toxicity of packaging that must be managed as solid waste. In order to achieve significant
reduction of packaging in solid waste deleted text begin and to assist packagers and others to meet the packaging
reduction goal in section 115A.5501
deleted text end , the goal of the state is that items be distributed without
any packaging where feasible and, only when necessary to protect health and safety or
product integrity, with the minimal amount of packaging possible. The following categories
of packaging are listed in order of preference for use by all persons who find it necessary
to package items for distribution or use in the state:

(1) minimal packaging that contains no intentionally introduced toxic materials and that
is designed to be and actually is reused for its original purpose at least five times;

(2) minimal packaging that contains no intentionally introduced toxic materials and
consists of a significant percentage of postconsumer material;

(3) minimal packaging that contains no intentionally introduced toxic materials, that is
recyclable, and is regularly collected through recycling collection programs available to at
least 75 percent of the residents of the state;

(4) minimal packaging that does not comply with clause (1), (2), or (3) because it is
required under federal or state law and for which there does not exist a commercially feasible
alternative that does comply with clause (1), (2), or (3);

(5) packaging that contains no intentionally introduced toxic materials but does not
comply with clauses (1) to (4); and

(6) all other packaging.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115B.421, is amended to read:


115B.421 CLOSED LANDFILL INVESTMENT FUND.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

(a) The closed landfill investment fund is established in
the state treasury. The fund consists of money credited to the fund and interest and other
earnings on money in the fund. Funds must be deposited as described in section 115B.445.
The fund must be managed to maximize long-term gain through the State Board of
Investment.

(b) Each fiscal year, up to $4,500,000 is appropriated from the closed landfill investment
fund to the commissioner for the purposes of sections 115B.39 to 115B.444.

(c) If the commissioner determines that a release or threatened release from a qualified
facility for which the commissioner has assumed obligations for environmental response
actions under section 115B.40 or 115B.406 constitutes an emergency requiring immediate
action to prevent, minimize, or mitigate damage either to the public health or welfare or the
environment or to a system designed to protect the public health or welfare or the
environment, up to $9,000,000 in addition to the amount appropriated under paragraph (b)
is appropriated to the commissioner in the first year of the biennium and may be spent by
the commissioner to take reasonable and necessary emergency response actions. Money
not spent in the first year of the biennium may be spent in the second year. If money is
appropriated under this paragraph, the commissioner must notify the chairs of the senate
and house of representatives committees having jurisdiction over environment policy and
finance as soon as possible. The commissioner must maintain the fund balance to ensure
long-term viability of the fund and reflect the responsibility of the landfill cleanup program
in perpetuity.

(d) Paragraphs (b) and (c) expire June 30, 2025.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Local notification. new text end

new text begin If money in the closed landfill investment fund is spent or
transferred for purposes other than the purposes provided under sections 115B.39 to
115B.444, the commissioner must provide written notification to each county with a qualified
facility within 30 days of the transfer or expenditure that includes the amount, purpose, and
authority used to spend or transfer the money.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 116.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4n. new text end

new text begin Compliance protocols. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must develop a compliance
protocol for use under this subdivision, consisting of:
new text end

new text begin (1) methods the agency requires a facility to employ to physically measure the actual
emissions of each air toxic emitted by the facility; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the frequency with which the facility must employ each method.
new text end

new text begin (b) Methods of physical measurement the agency may require include but are not limited
to:
new text end

new text begin (1) continuous emission monitoring systems;
new text end

new text begin (2) performance tests;
new text end

new text begin (3) ambient monitoring near the facility;
new text end

new text begin (4) portable monitoring units that have been calibrated with performance tests or
continuous emission monitors; and
new text end

new text begin (5) any other physical method of measuring actual emissions that the commissioner
determines is accurate and technically and physically feasible.
new text end

new text begin (c) For violations of state and federal air pollution laws involving emissions of hazardous
air pollutants, the commissioner may require a compliance protocol as part of a state
individual air quality permit issued in response to an enforcement action.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner may require a facility to employ quality control measures and
procedures to ensure that pollution control equipment and emissions monitoring equipment
are properly calibrated, operated, and maintained to ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (e) For the purposes of this subdivision, "state individual air quality permit" means an
air quality permit that:
new text end

new text begin (1) is issued to an individual facility that is required to obtain a permit under Minnesota
Rules, part 7007.0250, subparts 2 to 6; and
new text end

new text begin (2) is not a general permit issued under Minnesota Rules, part 7007.1100.
new text end

new text begin (f) Beginning January 15, 2025, the commissioner must annually submit a report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the environment and natural resources finance and
policy committees on the use of compliance protocols over the preceding year.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 116.07, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Orders; investigations.

The deleted text begin agency shall havedeleted text end new text begin commissioner hasnew text end the following
powers and duties for deleted text begin the enforcement ofdeleted text end new text begin enforcingnew text end any provision of this chapter and chapter
114C, relating to air contamination or waste:

(1) to adopt, issue, reissue, modify, deny, revoke, new text begin reopen, new text end enter into or enforce reasonable
orders, schedules of compliance and stipulation agreements;

(2) to require the owner or operator of any emission facility, air contaminant treatment
facility, potential air contaminant storage facility, or any system or facility related to the
storage, collection, transportation, processing, or disposal of waste to establish and maintain
records; to make reports; to install, use, and maintain monitoring equipment or methods;
and to make tests, including testing for odor where a nuisance may exist, in accordance with
methods, at locations, at intervals, and in a manner as the agency shall prescribe; and to
provide other information as the agency may reasonably require;

(3) to conduct investigations, issue notices, public and otherwise, and order hearings as
it may deem necessary or advisable for the discharge of its duties under this chapter and
chapter 114C, including but not limited to the issuance of permits; and to authorize any
member, employee, or agent appointed by it to conduct the investigations and issue the
noticesdeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (4) when appropriate, requiring parties who enter into a negotiated agreement to settle
an enforcement matter with the agency to reimburse the agency for oversight costs. The
agency may recover oversight costs only if the agency's costs exceed $25,000. If oversight
costs exceed $25,000, the agency may recover all the oversight costs incurred by the agency
that are associated with implementing the negotiated agreement. Oversight costs may include
but are not limited to any costs associated with inspections, sampling, monitoring, modeling,
risk assessment, permit writing, engineering review, economic analysis and review, and
other record or document review. Estimates of anticipated oversight costs must be disclosed
in the negotiated agreement, and estimates must be periodically updated and disclosed to
the parties to the negotiated agreement. The agency's legal and litigation costs are not
recoverable under this clause. In addition to settlement agreements, the commissioner has
discretion as to whether to apply this clause in cases where the agency is using schedules
of compliance to bring a class of regulated parties into compliance.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 116.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 9a. new text end

new text begin Stipulation agreements. new text end

new text begin If a party to a stipulation agreement asserts a good
cause or force majeure claim for an extension of time to comply with a stipulated term, the
commissioner may deny the extension if the assertion is based solely on increased costs of
compliance.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 116.072, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Amount of penalty; considerations.

(a) The commissioner or county board
may issue orders assessing penalties up to deleted text begin $20,000deleted text end new text begin $25,000new text end for violations identified during
an inspection or other compliance review.

(b) In determining the amount of a penaltynew text begin ,new text end the commissioner or county board deleted text begin maydeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end
consider:

(1) the willfulness of the violation;

(2) the gravity of the violation, including damage to humans, animals, air, water, land,
or other natural resources of the state;

(3) the history of past violations;

(4) the number of violations;

(5) the economic benefit gained by the person by allowing or committing the violation;
and

(6) other factors as justice may require, if the commissioner or county board specifically
identifies the additional factors in the commissioner's or county board's order.

(c) For a violation after an initial violation, the commissioner or county board deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end ,
in determining the amount of a penalty, consider the factors in paragraph (b) and the:

(1) similarity of the most recent previous violation and the violation to be penalized;

(2) time elapsed since the last violation;

(3) number of previous violations; and

(4) response of the person to the most recent previous violation identified.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 116.072, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Penalty.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), if the commissioner or county
board determines that the violation has been corrected or appropriate steps have been taken
to correct the action, the penalty must be forgiven. Unless the person requests review of the
order under subdivision 6 or 7 before the penalty is due, the penalty in the order is due and
payable:

(1) on the 31st day after the order was received, if the person subject to the order fails
to provide information to the commissioner or county board showing that the violation has
been corrected or that appropriate steps have been taken toward correcting the violation; or

(2) on the 20th day after the person receives the commissioner's or county board's
determination under subdivision 4, paragraph (b), if the person subject to the order has
provided information to the commissioner or county board that the commissioner or county
board determines is not sufficient to show the violation has been corrected or that appropriate
steps have been taken toward correcting the violation.

(b) For a repeated or serious violation, the commissioner or county board may issue an
order with a penalty that will not be forgiven after the corrective action is taken. new text begin A penalty
for a repeated violation that occurs within 36 months after one or more previous violations
must be at least ten percent higher than the penalty imposed for the most recent violation,
except the amount must not exceed the maximum penalty established in subdivision 2.
new text end The
penalty is due by 31 days after the order was received unless review of the order under
subdivision 6, 7, or 8 has been sought.

(c) Interest at the rate established in section 549.09 begins to accrue on penalties under
this subdivision on the 31st day after the order with the penalty was received.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 116.11, is amended to read:


116.11 EMERGENCY POWERS.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Imminent and substantial danger. new text end

If there is imminent and substantial
danger to the health and welfare of the people of the state, or of any of them, as a result of
the pollution of air, land, or water, the deleted text begin agencydeleted text end new text begin commissionernew text end may by emergency order direct
the immediate discontinuance or abatement of the pollution without notice and without a
hearing or at the request of the deleted text begin agencydeleted text end new text begin commissionernew text end , the attorney general may bring an
action in the name of the state in the appropriate district court for a temporary restraining
order to immediately abate or prevent the pollution. The deleted text begin agencydeleted text end new text begin commissioner'snew text end order or
temporary restraining order deleted text begin shall remaindeleted text end new text begin isnew text end effective until notice, hearing, and determination
pursuant to other provisions of law, or, in the interim, as otherwise ordered. A final order
of the deleted text begin agencydeleted text end new text begin commissionernew text end in these cases deleted text begin shall bedeleted text end new text begin isnew text end appealable in accordance with chapter
14.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Other acts of concern. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may exercise the authority under
paragraph (b) when the commissioner has evidence of any of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) falsification of records;
new text end

new text begin (2) a history of noncompliance with schedules of compliance or terms of a stipulation
agreement;
new text end

new text begin (3) chronic or substantial permit violations; or
new text end

new text begin (4) operating with or without a permit where there is evidence of danger to the health
or welfare of the people of the state or evidence of environmental harm.
new text end

new text begin (b) When the commissioner has evidence of behavior specified in paragraph (a),
regardless of the presence of imminent and substantial danger, the commissioner may
investigate and may:
new text end

new text begin (1) suspend or revoke a permit;
new text end

new text begin (2) issue an order to cease operation or activities;
new text end

new text begin (3) require financial assurances;
new text end

new text begin (4) reopen and modify a permit to require additional terms;
new text end

new text begin (5) require additional agency oversight; or
new text end

new text begin (6) pursue other actions deemed necessary to abate pollution and protect human health.
new text end

Sec. 19.

new text begin [116.2021] STATE SALT PURCHASE REPORT AND REDUCTION GOAL.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section, "deicing salt" refers to salt
in its solid form used to melt snow and ice, excluding salt used on roads managed by the
Department of Transportation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Salt purchase report. new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2025, and every year thereafter, the
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, in cooperation with other state agencies,
must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy and finance
that details the purchase of deicing salt by state agencies, excluding the Department of
Transportation, and strategies to meet the salt reduction goal established in subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Reduction goal. new text end

new text begin It is the goal of the state that no later than January 1, 2030,
state agencies will reduce the purchase of deicing salt by 25 percent from the level first
reported under subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin This section expires January 1, 2030.
new text end

Sec. 20.

new text begin [116.2022] STATE NITROGEN FERTILIZER PURCHASE REPORT AND
REDUCTION GOAL.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Nitrogen fertilizer report. new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2025, and every year thereafter,
the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, in cooperation with other state agencies,
must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy and finance
that details the purchase of nitrogen fertilizer by state agencies and strategies to meet the
nitrogen fertilizer reduction goal established in subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reduction goal. new text end

new text begin It is the goal of the state that no later than January 1, 2030,
state agencies will reduce the purchase of nitrogen fertilizer by 25 percent from the level
first reported under subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin This section expires January 1, 2030.
new text end

Sec. 21.

new text begin [116.391] RESILIENT COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Citation. new text end

new text begin This section may be cited as the "Minnesota Resilient
Community Act."
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this subdivision
have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Local government unit" means any unit of government other than a state or federal
unit of government and includes watershed districts established according to chapter 103D,
soil and water conservation districts, watershed management organizations, counties, towns,
cities, port authorities, housing authorities, regional development commissions, school
districts, and the Metropolitan Council.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Tribal government" means any of the Minnesota Tribal governments defined under
section 10.65, subdivision 2, clause (4), and includes Tribal organizations designated by
any of the Minnesota Tribal governments.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must establish a resilient community
assistance program to:
new text end

new text begin (1) assist local government units, Tribal governments, and other relevant organizations
as determined by the commissioner in adapting to and developing community resilience to
impacts of climate change;
new text end

new text begin (2) help coordinate climate adaptation planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts
among state agencies, local government units, Tribal governments, and other relevant
organizations; and
new text end

new text begin (3) address inequities due to social, economic, historical, and political factors that result
in some communities having less ability to prepare for, cope with, and recover from impacts
of climate change.
new text end

new text begin (b) To address inequities under paragraph (a), clause (3), the commissioner must seek
input and collaboration from disproportionately impacted communities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Program elements. new text end

new text begin The resilient community assistance program may include
but is not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) developing, assembling, and disseminating information on climate adaptation and
resilience;
new text end

new text begin (2) technical assistance for climate adaptation and resilience;
new text end

new text begin (3) financial assistance programs that provide grants or loans for resilience planning and
for implementing climate adaptation and resilience actions, coordinated with the Public
Facilities Authority, as necessary, for state bond-funded projects;
new text end

new text begin (4) outreach, including seminars, workshops, training programs, and other similar
activities, designed to provide education and information on climate adaptation and resilience
to local government units, Tribal governments, and other relevant organizations as determined
by the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (5) coordinating, implementing, and measuring progress on climate adaptation and
resilience and measuring local government and Tribal government climate adaptation in
Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (6) other efforts needed to support climate adaptation and community resilience in
Minnesota as determined by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin (a) In administering the program, the commissioner may
coordinate with administrators of other public and private programs that provide technical
and financial assistance to local government units, Tribal governments, and other relevant
organizations that receive assistance under this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may make grants to or enter into contracts with public or private
entities to operate elements of the program. Grantees under this paragraph must provide the
commissioner with periodic reports on their efforts to assist in administering the program.
new text end

new text begin (c) When operating or participating in elements of the program according to a grant or
contract under paragraph (b), a person is an employee of the state who is certified to be
acting within the scope of employment for purposes of indemnification under section 3.736,
subdivision 9, for claims that arise out of the information, assistance, and recommendations
covered by the grant or contract. The state is not obligated to defend or indemnify a grantee
or contractor under this subdivision to the extent of the grantee's or contractor's liability
insurance. The grantee's or contractor's right to indemnity is not a waiver of limitations,
defenses, and immunities available to either the grantee or contractor or the state by law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Award for excellence in community resilience. new text end

new text begin The governor or commissioner
may issue annual awards in the form of a commendation for excellence in climate adaptation
and resilience. The commissioner must administer applications for the awards.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 116.92, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7b. new text end

new text begin Ban; mercury-containing general purpose lighting. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this
subdivision, the following terms have the meanings given:
new text end

new text begin (1) "compact fluorescent lamp" means a compact low-pressure, mercury-containing,
electric-discharge light source:
new text end

new text begin (i) of any tube diameter or tube length;
new text end

new text begin (ii) of any lamp size or shape for directional and nondirectional installations, including
but not limited to PL, spiral, twin tube, triple twin, 2D, U-bend, and circular;
new text end

new text begin (iii) in which a fluorescent coating transforms some of the ultraviolet energy generated
by the mercury discharge into visible light;
new text end

new text begin (iv) that has one base or end cap of any type, including but not limited to screw, bayonet,
two pins, and four pins;
new text end

new text begin (v) that is integrally ballasted or non-integrally ballasted; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) that has light emission between a correlated color temperature of 1700K and 24000K
and a Duv of +0.024 and -0.024 in the International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
Uniform Color Space (CAM02-UCS);
new text end

new text begin (2) "linear fluorescent lamp" means a low-pressure, mercury-containing, electric-discharge
light source:
new text end

new text begin (i) of any tube diameter, including but not limited to T5, T8, T10, and T12;
new text end

new text begin (ii) with a tube length from 0.5 to 8.0 feet, inclusive;
new text end

new text begin (iii) of any lamp shape, including but not limited to linear, U-bend, and circular;
new text end

new text begin (iv) in which a fluorescent coating transforms some of the ultraviolet energy generated
by the mercury discharge into visible light;
new text end

new text begin (v) that has two bases or end caps of any type, including but not limited to single-pin,
two-pin, and recessed double contact; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) that has light emission between a correlated color temperature of 1700K and 24000K
and a Duv of +0.024 and -0.024 in the CIE CAM02-UCS;
new text end

new text begin (3) "mercury vapor lamp" means a high-intensity discharge lamp, including clear,
phosphor-coated, and self-ballasted screw base lamps, in which the major portion of the
light is produced by radiation from mercury typically operating at a partial vapor pressure
in excess of 100,000 pascals;
new text end

new text begin (4) "mercury vapor lamp ballast" means a device that is designed and marketed to start
and operate mercury vapor lamps intended for general illumination by providing the necessary
voltage and current; and
new text end

new text begin (5) "specialty application mercury vapor lamp ballast" means a mercury vapor lamp
ballast:
new text end

new text begin (i) that is designed and marketed for operating mercury vapor lamps used in quality
inspection, industrial processing, or scientific applications, including fluorescent microscopy
and ultraviolet curing; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) the label of which states "For specialty applications only, not for general illumination"
and indicates the specific applications for which the ballast is designed.
new text end

new text begin (b) Effective January 1, 2025, a person may not sell, offer for sale, or distribute in the
state as a new manufactured product a screw- or bayonet-base type compact fluorescent
lamp, a mercury vapor lamp, or a mercury vapor lamp ballast, whether sold separately, in
a retrofit kit, or in a luminaire. Effective January 1, 2026, a person may not sell, offer for
sale, or distribute in the state as a new manufactured product a pin-base type compact
fluorescent lamp or a linear fluorescent lamp.
new text end

new text begin (c) This subdivision does not apply to:
new text end

new text begin (1) a lamp designed and marketed exclusively for image capture and projection, including
for:
new text end

new text begin (i) photocopying;
new text end

new text begin (ii) printing, directly or in preprocessing;
new text end

new text begin (iii) lithography;
new text end

new text begin (iv) film and video projection; or
new text end

new text begin (v) holography;
new text end

new text begin (2) a lamp that has a high proportion of ultraviolet light emission and that:
new text end

new text begin (i) has high ultraviolet content and ultraviolet power greater than two milliwatts per
kilolumen;
new text end

new text begin (ii) is for germicidal use, such as for destroying DNA, and emits a peak radiation of
approximately 253.7 nanometers;
new text end

new text begin (iii) is designed and marketed exclusively for disinfection or fly-trapping and from
which:
new text end

new text begin (A) the radiation power emitted between 250 and 315 nanometers represents at least
five percent of the total radiation power emitted between 250 and 800 nanometers; or
new text end

new text begin (B) the radiation power emitted between 315 and 400 nanometers represents at least 20
percent of the total radiation power emitted between 250 and 800 nanometers;
new text end

new text begin (iv) is designed and marketed exclusively for generating ozone when the primary purpose
is to emit radiation at approximately 185.1 nanometers;
new text end

new text begin (v) is designed and marketed exclusively for coral zooxanthellae symbiosis and from
which the radiation power emitted between 400 and 480 nanometers represents at least 40
percent of the total radiation power emitted between 250 and 800 nanometers; or
new text end

new text begin (vi) is designed and marketed exclusively for use in a sunlamp product, as defined in
Code of Federal Regulations, title 21, section 1040.20(b)(9) (2022);
new text end

new text begin (3) specialty application mercury vapor lamp ballasts; or
new text end

new text begin (4) a compact fluorescent lamp used to replace a lamp in a motor vehicle if the motor
vehicle was manufactured on or before January 1, 2020.
new text end

new text begin (d) Nothing in this section limits the ability of a utility to offer energy-efficient lighting,
rebates, or lamp-recycling services or to claim energy savings resulting from such programs
through the utility's energy conservation and optimization plans approved by the
commissioner of commerce under section 216B.241 or an energy conservation and
optimization plan filed by a consumer-owned utility under section 216B.2403.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 116D.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

State responsibilities.

In order to carry out the policy set forth in Laws 1973,
chapter 412, it is the continuing responsibility of the state government to use all practicable
means, consistent with other essential considerations of state policy, to improve and
coordinate state plans, functions, programs and resources to the end that the state may:

(1) fulfill the responsibilities of each generation as trustee of the environment for
succeeding generations;

(2) assure for all people of the state safe, healthful, productive, and aesthetically and
culturally pleasing surroundings;

(3) discourage ecologically unsound aspects of population, economic and technological
growth, and develop and implement a policy such that growth occurs only in an
environmentally acceptable manner;

(4) preserve important historic, cultural, and natural aspects of our national heritage,
and maintain, wherever practicable, an environment that supports diversity, and variety of
individual choice;

(5) encourage, through education, a better understanding of natural resources management
principles that will develop attitudes and styles of living that minimize environmental
degradation;

(6) develop and implement land use and environmental policies, plans, and standards
for the state as a whole and for major regions thereof through a coordinated program of
planning and land use control;

(7) define, designate, and protect environmentally sensitive areas;

(8) establish and maintain statewide environmental information systems sufficient to
gauge environmental conditions;

(9) practice thrift in the use of energy and maximize the use of energy efficient systems
for deleted text begin the utilization ofdeleted text end new text begin producing, distributing, and usingnew text end energy, new text begin including recovering and
reusing waste heat,
new text end and minimize the environmental impact from energy production and
use;

(10) preserve important existing natural habitats of rare and endangered species of plants,
wildlife, and fish, and provide for the wise use of our remaining areas of natural habitation,
including necessary protective measures where appropriate;

(11) reduce wasteful practices which generate solid wastes;

(12) minimize wasteful and unnecessary depletion of nonrenewable resources;

(13) conserve natural resources and minimize environmental impact by encouraging
deleted text begin extension ofdeleted text end new text begin extendednew text end product deleted text begin lifetime, bydeleted text end new text begin lifetimes; new text end reducing deleted text begin the number ofdeleted text end unnecessary
and wasteful materials practicesdeleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin ;new text end and deleted text begin bydeleted text end recycling materialsnew text begin , water, and energynew text end to conserve
both materials and energy;

(14) improve management of renewable resources in a manner compatible with
environmental protection;

(15) provide for reclamation of mined lands and assure that any mining is accomplished
in a manner compatible with environmental protection;

(16) reduce the deleterious impact on air and water quality from all sources, including
the deleterious environmental impact due to operation of vehicles with internal combustion
engines in urbanized areas;

(17) minimize noise, particularly in urban areas;

(18) prohibit, where appropriate, floodplain development in urban and rural areas; and

(19) encourage advanced waste treatment in abating water pollution.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 473.845, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Local notification. new text end

new text begin If money in the metropolitan landfill contingency action
trust account is spent or transferred for purposes other than the purposes provided under
this section, the commissioner must provide written notification to each county with a facility
eligible for spending from the metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account within
30 days of the transfer or expenditure that includes the amount, purpose, and authority used
to spend or transfer the money.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Laws 2023, chapter 60, article 3, section 35, is amended to read:


Sec. 35. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; REPORT.

(a) By deleted text begin July 15, 2025deleted text end new text begin January 15, 2026new text end , the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency
must conduct a study and prepare a report that includes a pathway to implement resource
management policies, programs, and infrastructure. The commissioner must submit the
report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives
committees with jurisdiction over environmental policy and finance and energy policy. The
report must include:

(1) an overview of how municipal solid waste is currently managed, including how much
material is generated in the state and is reused, recycled, composted, digested, or disposed
of;

(2) a summary of infrastructure, programs, policies, and resources needed to reduce the
amount of materials disposed of in landfills or incinerators statewide by more than 90 percent
over a 2021 baseline by 2045 or sooner. The summary must include analysis and
recommendations of scenarios above Waste-to-Energy on the state's Waste Hierarchy that
maximizes the environmental benefits when meeting the 90 percent reduction target;

(3) an analysis of:

(i) waste prevention program impacts and opportunities;

(ii) how much additional capacity is needed after prevention for reuse, recycling,
composting, and anaerobic digestion systems to achieve that goal; and

(iii) what steps can be taken to implement that additional capacity, including working
collaboratively with local governments, industry, and community-based organizations to
invest in such facilities and to work together to seek additional state and federal funding
assistance;

(4) strategic programmatic, regulatory, and policy initiatives that will be required to
produce source reduction, rethink and redesign products and packaging to more efficiently
use resources, and maximize diversion from disposal of materials in a way that prevents
pollution and does not discharge to land, water, or air or threaten the environment or human
health;

(5) recommendations for reducing the environmental and human health impacts of waste
management, especially across environmental justice areas as defined under Minnesota
Statutes, section 115A.03, and ensuring that the benefits of these resource management
investments, including the creation of well-paying green jobs, flow to disadvantaged
communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution and that
land, water, air, and climate impacts are considered; and

(6) a review of feasibility, assumptions, costs, and milestones necessary to meet study
goals.

(b) The commissioner must obtain input from counties and cities inside and outside the
seven-county metropolitan area; reuse, recycling, and composting facilities; anaerobic
digestion facilities; waste haulers; environmental organizations; community-based
organizations; Tribal representatives; and diverse communities located in environmental
justice areas that contain a waste facility. The commissioner must provide for an open public
comment period of at least 60 days on the draft report. Written public comments and
commissioner responses to all those comments must be included in the final report.

Sec. 26.

Laws 2023, chapter 60, article 8, section 6, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Report to legislature.

No later than deleted text begin Marchdeleted text end new text begin Februarynew text end 15, deleted text begin 2025deleted text end new text begin 2026new text end , the
commissioner must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over environment policy and finance on
the results of the grant program, including:

(1) any changes in the agency's air-monitoring network that will occur as a result of data
developed under the program;

(2) any actions the agency has taken or proposes to take to reduce levels of pollution
that impact the areas that received grants under the program; and

(3) any recommendations for legislation, including whether the program should be
extended or expanded.

Sec. 27. new text begin SEWAGE SLUDGE FOR LAND APPLICATION ANALYZED FOR PFAS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must develop a strategy to require
sewage sludge prepared for application to land in Minnesota to be analyzed under Minnesota
Rules, part 7041.1500, subpart 3, for the presence of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl
substances (PFAS) by December 31, 2024, and begin implementing this strategy in water
discharge permits thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 28. new text begin CRITICAL MATERIALS RECOVERY ADVISORY TASK FORCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin In this section, the following terms have the meanings given:
new text end

new text begin (1) "critical materials" means materials on the final 2023 Critical Materials List published
by the United States Secretary of Energy in the Federal Register on August 4, 2023, as
amended, as required under section 7002 of the Energy Act of 2020; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "recovery" means the deployment of technological processes to extract and remove
critical materials from waste streams with the goal of reconstituting them in a pure form
that can be reused.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Composition of task force. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of the Pollution Control
Agency must, no later than October 1, 2024, establish and appoint a Critical Materials
Recovery Advisory Task Force consisting of 15 members appointed as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency or the commissioner's designee;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner of employment and economic development or the commissioner's
designee;
new text end

new text begin (3) an expert in one or more subjects that are relevant to the work of the task force;
new text end

new text begin (4) one representative from the Solid Waste Administrators Association;
new text end

new text begin (5) one representative from a company that disassembles electronic waste;
new text end

new text begin (6) one representative from an energy advocacy organization;
new text end

new text begin (7) one representative from an organization that is primarily involved in environmental
justice issues;
new text end

new text begin (8) one representative from an industrial labor union;
new text end

new text begin (9) one representative from a labor union affiliated with the Building and Construction
Trades Council;
new text end

new text begin (10) one representative from a manufacturer that uses critical materials as inputs;
new text end

new text begin (11) one representative from the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council;
new text end

new text begin (12) one representative from an electronics manufacturer that operates an e-waste
recycling program and is also an electronics retailer;
new text end

new text begin (13) one representative from the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth;
new text end

new text begin (14) one representative of a utility providing retail electric service to customers in
Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (15) one representative from a recovery infrastructure operator, who is a nonvoting
member of the task force.
new text end

new text begin (b) A member appointed under paragraph (a) may not be a registered lobbyist.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The task force must advise the commissioner of the Pollution Control
Agency with respect to policy and program options designed to increase the recovery of
critical materials from end-of-life products by:
new text end

new text begin (1) developing a strategic road map for achieving domestic recovery of critical materials;
new text end

new text begin (2) investigating emerging technologies employed to recover critical materials from
electronic waste, components of renewable energy generating systems, and other end-of-life
products;
new text end

new text begin (3) evaluating the economic, environmental, and social costs, benefits, and impacts
associated with various methods of recovering critical materials from end-of-life products;
new text end

new text begin (4) identifying options to prevent products containing critical materials from being
disposed of in a landfill or waste combustor;
new text end

new text begin (5) consulting with stakeholders regarding recycling and end-of-life management options
for products containing critical materials that enhance the possibility of recovery; and
new text end

new text begin (6) identifying infrastructure needed to develop an integrated system to collect, transport,
and recycle products for critical materials recovery.
new text end

new text begin (b) The task force must convene at least one public meeting to gather comments on
issues regarding critical materials recovery.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Task force; administration. new text end

new text begin (a) The task force must elect a chair by majority
vote at its initial meeting. The task force must meet quarterly. Additional meetings may be
held at the call of the chair. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee and the
member appointed under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (3), must cofacilitate task
force meetings.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Pollution Control Agency must serve as staff to the task force.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin No later than December 30, 2025, the task force must submit a written
report containing its findings and recommendations for administrative and legislative action
to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency and the chairs and ranking minority
members of the senate and house of representatives committees with primary jurisdiction
over solid waste. The recommendations in the report must be specific and actionable and
may not include recommendations for further reports or studies. The task force expires
December 30, 2025, or upon submission of the report required by this subdivision, whichever
occurs first.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 29. new text begin MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT
OF HEALTH; PFAS REMOVAL REPORT.
new text end

new text begin (a) By January 15, 2025, the commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency and health
must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
with jurisdiction over health finance and policy, environment and natural resources finance
and policy, and capital investment. The report must provide recommendations for:
new text end

new text begin (1) strategies or fee mechanisms the state may use to require companies that manufacture,
use, or release perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to pay for the cost of
providing safe drinking water to people that have had their private and public water sources
contaminated by PFAS; and
new text end

new text begin (2) strategies or fee mechanisms the state may use to require companies that manufacture,
use, or release PFAS to:
new text end

new text begin (i) prevent or remove PFAS from influent waters entering municipal wastewater facilities
so that treatment of effluent is not required; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) pay the cost of treating and disposing of the PFAS from municipal wastewater
facilities effluent.
new text end

new text begin (b) The report must include recommendations for any legislation needed to implement
the strategies or fee mechanisms. The report must consider options from the report submitted
by the PFAS manufacturers fee work group required under Laws 2023, chapter 60, article
3, section 30, in developing the recommendations. The recommendations in the report must
be specific and actionable and may not include recommendations for further reports or
studies.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 30. new text begin POSTCLOSURE CARE SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES;
RULEMAKING.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must amend rules related to solid
waste disposal facilities to require the commissioner's approval to terminate the postclosure
care period.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may use the good-cause exemption under Minnesota Statutes,
section 14.388, subdivision 1, clause (3), to adopt rules under this section, and Minnesota
Statutes, section 14.386, does not apply except as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section
14.388.
new text end

Sec. 31. new text begin RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRODUCTS CONTAINING LEAD,
CADMIUM, AND PFAS; ENFORCEMENT MORATORIUM.
new text end

new text begin (a) By January 31, 2025, the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must submit
a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance and policy with legislative
recommendations related to the following chemicals and products:
new text end

new text begin (1) the use of intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
in electronic or other internal components of upholstered furniture in the 2025 prohibition
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.943;
new text end

new text begin (2) the use of lead and cadmium in internal electronic components of keys fobs in the
prohibition under Minnesota Statutes, section 325E.3892;
new text end

new text begin (3) the use of lead in pens or mechanical pencils included in the prohibition under
Minnesota Statutes, section 325E.3892; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the use of intentionally added PFAS in firefighting foam used in fire suppression
systems installed in airport hangers in the prohibitions under Minnesota Statutes, section
325F.072.
new text end

new text begin (b) The report required by paragraph (a) must include recommendations on whether
extensions should be allowed for the uses of the chemicals described in paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) Until July 1, 2025, the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must not
enforce the provisions enumerated in paragraph (a) for the chemicals and products listed in
that paragraph.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text begin RULEMAKING; CAPITAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must, using the expedited rulemaking
process in Minnesota Statutes, section 14.389, amend the rules related to the capital assistance
program in Minnesota Rules, parts 9210.0100 to 9210.0180, to conform with and implement
the changes made in Minnesota Statutes, sections 115A.03 and 115A.49 to 115A.54 by
Laws 2023, chapter 60, article 3, sections 6 and 9 to 13.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 33. new text begin RESEARCHING CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE COSTS
FOR MINNESOTA.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must research and report the
projected costs in Minnesota of climate change adaptation and resilience measures needed
to mitigate the projected impacts for at least two different future scenarios using either the
Shared Socioeconomic Pathways or Representative Concentration Pathways as described
by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report must identify what research,
data, modeling, stakeholder engagement, and other resources are needed in order to:
new text end

new text begin (1) estimate costs for mid-century, late-century, and end-of-century, using 2024 dollars
as a baseline;
new text end

new text begin (2) estimate costs related to hazards, including but not limited to precipitation and heat
and the impacts of precipitation and heat on soil and lakes;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide an analysis of the projected costs and impacts of additional hazards like
flooding, drought, wildfires, high-wind events, extreme cold, and vector-borne illnesses;
new text end

new text begin (4) provide analyses of how these hazards and impacts are experienced differently by
Minnesotans based on demographics, including race, gender, ability, and age, as well as
economic status and geography; and
new text end

new text begin (5) identify methods for understanding and making decisions about the trade-offs between
the financial and social costs to mitigate climate risks and the level of risk reduction achieved.
new text end

new text begin (b) The report must identify what research, data, modeling, stakeholder engagement,
and other resources are needed in order to estimate the costs of impacts on:
new text end

new text begin (1) Minnesota's natural environment, including but not limited to impacts on:
new text end

new text begin (i) working lands and natural lands;
new text end

new text begin (ii) water, including but not limited to surface waters, rivers, drinking water, and Lake
Superior;
new text end

new text begin (iii) air, including but not limited to surface temperature and air quality; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) the biodiversity of Minnesota's biomes;
new text end

new text begin (2) Minnesota's built environment, including but not limited to impacts on:
new text end

new text begin (i) residential, commercial, and public buildings; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) critical infrastructure, including but not limited to the infrastructure that manages
stormwater, wastewater, drinking water, transportation, electricity, gas, and communications
technologies; and
new text end

new text begin (3) Minnesota's social environment, including but not limited to impacts on:
new text end

new text begin (i) human settlement and migration;
new text end

new text begin (ii) statewide and regional economies, including but not limited to impacts on industries
like tourism, agriculture, and forest products; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) public health, including but not limited to impacts related to emergency response,
asthma, heat exposure, and vector-borne illnesses.
new text end

new text begin (c) The report should recommend best practices for integrating costs estimates with
University of Minnesota's Minnesota CliMAT (Climate Mapping and Analysis Tool) or
any related preceding or successor modeling tools.
new text end

new text begin (d) To prepare the report, the commissioner must engage subject-area experts and other
stakeholders, as needed, to contribute to the report.
new text end

new text begin (e) By February 1, 2025, the commissioner shall submit a written report to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over
energy, environment, health, transportation, and capital investment summarizing the findings
of the research.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 34. new text begin REVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes must renumber Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.03, subdivision
24c, as Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.03, subdivision 24e.
new text end

Sec. 35. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 115A.5501, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

NATURAL RESOURCES

Section 1.

new text begin [11A.236] ACCOUNT TO INVEST FINANCIAL ASSURANCE MONEY
FROM PERMITS TO MINE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment; appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) The State Board of Investment, when
requested by the commissioner of natural resources, may invest money collected by the
commissioner as part of financial assurance provided under a permit to mine issued under
chapter 93. The State Board of Investment may establish one or more accounts into which
money may be deposited for the purposes of this section, subject to the policies and
procedures of the State Board of Investment. Use of any money in the account is restricted
to the financial assurance purposes identified in sections 93.46 to 93.51 and rules adopted
thereunder and as authorized under any trust fund agreements or other conditions established
under a permit to mine.
new text end

new text begin (b) Money in an account established under paragraph (a) is appropriated to the
commissioner of natural resources for the purposes for which the account is established
under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Account maintenance and investment. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural
resources may deposit money in the appropriate account and may withdraw money from
the appropriate account for the financial assurance purposes identified in sections 93.46 to
93.51 and rules adopted thereunder and as authorized under any trust fund agreements or
other conditions established under the permit to mine for which the financial assurance is
provided, subject to the policies and procedures of the State Board of Investment.
new text end

new text begin (b) Investment strategies related to an account established under this section must be
determined jointly by the commissioner of natural resources and the executive director of
the State Board of Investment. The authorized investments for an account are the investments
authorized under section 11A.24 that are made available for investment by the State Board
of Investment.
new text end

new text begin (c) Investment transactions must be at a time and in a manner determined by the executive
director of the State Board of Investment. Decisions to withdraw money from the account
must be determined by the commissioner of natural resources, subject to the policies and
procedures of the State Board of Investment. Investment earnings must be credited to the
appropriate account for financial assurance under the identified permit to mine.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of natural resources may terminate an account at any time, so
long as the termination is in accordance with applicable statutes, rules, trust fund agreements,
or other conditions established under the permit to mine, subject to the policies and
procedures of the State Board of Investment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 13.7931, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Forest industry data. new text end

new text begin Information that the Department of Natural Resources
collects, receives, or maintains through voluntary responses to questionnaires or surveys
by forest industry businesses is classified under section 84.0871.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 16A.125, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Forest trust lands.

(a) The term "state forest trust fund lands" as used in this
subdivision, means public land in trust under the constitution set apart as "forest lands under
the authority of the commissioner" of natural resources as defined by section 89.001,
subdivision 13
.

(b) The commissioner of management and budget shall credit the revenue from the forest
trust fund lands to the forest suspense account. The account must specify the trust funds
interested in the lands and the respective receipts of the lands.

(c) After a fiscal year, the commissioner of management and budget shall certify the
costs incurred for forestry during that year under appropriations for the improvement,
administration, and management of state forest trust fund lands and construction and
improvement of forest roads to enhance the forest value of the lands. The certificate must
specify the trust funds interested in the lands. After presentation to the Legislative Permanent
School Fund Commissionnew text begin or by June 30 each year, whichever is soonernew text end , the commissioner
of natural resources shall supply the commissioner of management and budget with the
information needed for the certificate. The certificate shall include an analysis that compares
costs certified under this section with costs incurred on other public and private lands with
similar land assets.

(d) After a fiscal year, the commissioner shall distribute the receipts credited to the
suspense account during that fiscal year as follows:

(1) the amount of the certified costs incurred by the state for forest management, forest
improvement, and road improvement during the fiscal year shall be transferred to the forest
management investment account established under section 89.039;

(2) the amount of costs incurred by the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission
under section 127A.30, and by the school trust lands director under section 127A.353, shall
be transferred to the general fund;

(3) the balance of the certified costs incurred by the state during the fiscal year shall be
transferred to the general fund; and

(4) the balance of the receipts shall then be returned prorated to the trust funds in
proportion to their respective interests in the lands which produced the receipts.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 84.027, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Property disposal; gift acknowledgment; advertising sales.

(a) The
commissioner may recognize the contribution of money or in-kind services on plaques,
signs, publications, audiovisual materials, and media advertisements by allowing the
organization's contribution to be acknowledged in print of readable size.

(b) The commissioner may accept paid advertising for departmental publications.
Advertising revenues received are appropriated to the commissioner to be used to defray
costs of publications, media productions, or other informational materials. The commissioner
may not accept paid advertising from any elected official or candidate for elective office.

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding section 16B.2975, subdivision 6, clause (2), if the commissioner
determines that a transfer benefits the state's natural resources management or bison
management, the commissioner may request that the commissioner of administration donate
and convey bison to a governmental unit or nonprofit organization, in or outside Minnesota,
or sell bison. The recipient of the bison is solely responsible for all future expenses related
to the bison.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 84.033, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

County approval.

The commissioner must follow the procedures under section
97A.145, subdivision 2, when acquiring land for designation as a scientific and natural area
under this sectionnew text begin located outside the seven-county metropolitan areanew text end .

Sec. 6.

new text begin [84.0871] DATA ON FOREST INDUSTRY.
new text end

new text begin (a) The following data that the Department of Natural Resources collects, receives, or
maintains through voluntary responses to questionnaires or surveys by forest industry
businesses are classified as private data on individuals, as defined in section 13.02,
subdivision 12, if the data are data on individuals or as nonpublic data, as defined in section
13.02, subdivision 9, if the data are data not on individuals:
new text end

new text begin (1) timber resource consumption;
new text end

new text begin (2) origin of timber resources;
new text end

new text begin (3) cost of delivered timber;
new text end

new text begin (4) forest industry product output; and
new text end

new text begin (5) production costs.
new text end

new text begin (b) Data that the department collects, receives, or maintains through voluntary responses
to questionnaires or surveys by forest industry businesses and that are not specified under
paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (5), are public data.
new text end

new text begin (c) Summary data, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 19, that the department
compiles from data under paragraph (a) or (b) are public data.
new text end

new text begin (d) Data collected, received, or maintained by the department from bidders on state
timber under section 90.145 are not subject to this section.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 84.0895, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Prohibition.

Notwithstanding any other law, a person may not take,
import, transport, new text begin release, new text end or sell any portion of an endangered new text begin or threatened new text end species of wild
animal or plant, or sell or possess with intent to sell an article made with any part of the
skin, hide, or parts of an endangered new text begin or threatened new text end species of wild animal or plant, except
as provided in subdivisions 2 and 7.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 84.0895, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Application.

This section does not apply retroactively deleted text begin or prohibit importation
into this state and subsequent possession, transport, and sale of wild animals, wild plants,
or parts of wild animals or plants that are legally imported into the United States or legally
acquired and exported from another territory, state, possession, or political subdivision of
the United States
deleted text end .

Sec. 9.

new text begin [84.705] COMMUNITY TREE-PLANTING GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Shade tree" means a woody perennial grown primarily for aesthetic or environmental
purposes with minimal to residual timber value.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Supplemental demographic index" means an index in the Environmental Justice
Screening and Mapping Tool developed by the United States Environmental Protection
Agency that is based on socioeconomic indicators, including low income, unemployment,
less than high school education, limited English speaking, and low life expectancy.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grants. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must establish a grant program to provide grants
to cities, counties, townships, Tribal governments, and park and recreation boards in cities
of the first class for the following purposes:
new text end

new text begin (1) removing and planting shade trees on public or Tribal land to provide environmental
benefits;
new text end

new text begin (2) replacing trees lost to forest pests, disease, or storms; and
new text end

new text begin (3) establishing a more diverse community forest better able to withstand disease and
forest pests.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any tree planted with money granted under this section must be a climate-adapted
species to Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Priority. new text end

new text begin (a) Priority for grants awarded under this section must be given to:
new text end

new text begin (1) projects removing and replacing ash trees that pose significant public safety concerns;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) projects located in a census block group with a supplemental demographic index
score in the 70th percentile or higher within the state of Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may not prioritize projects based on criteria other than the criteria
established under paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligible projects. new text end

new text begin (a) The proceeds of state general obligation bonds may only
be expended for grants to cities, counties, townships, and park and recreation boards in
cities of the first class.
new text end

new text begin (b) Appropriations from the general fund may be expended for grants to Tribal
governments, cities, counties, townships, and park and recreation boards in cities of the first
class.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 84.788, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Report of registration transfers.

(a) Application for transfer of registration
under this section must be made to the commissioner within 15 days of the date of transfer.

(b) An application for transfer must be executed by the deleted text begin registereddeleted text end new text begin currentnew text end owner and the
purchaser using a bill of sale that includes the vehicle serial number.

(c) The purchaser is subject to the penalties imposed by section 84.774 if the purchaser
fails to apply for transfer of registration as provided under this subdivision.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 84.788, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Registration fees.

(a) The fee for registration of an off-highway motorcycle
under this section, other than those registered by a dealer or manufacturer under paragraph
(b) or (c), is deleted text begin $30deleted text end new text begin $45new text end for three years and $4 for a duplicate or transfer.

(b) The total registration fee for off-highway motorcycles owned by a dealer and operated
for demonstration or testing purposes is $50 per year. Dealer registrations are not transferable.

(c) The total registration fee for off-highway motorcycles owned by a manufacturer and
operated for research, testing, experimentation, or demonstration purposes is $150 per year.
Manufacturer registrations are not transferable.

(d) The fees collected under this subdivision must be deposited in the state treasury and
credited to the off-highway motorcycle account.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 84.871, is amended to read:


84.871 deleted text begin EQUIPMENTdeleted text end new text begin MUFFLERnew text end REQUIREMENTSnew text begin ; PENALTIESnew text end .

Subdivision 1.

Mufflers.

new text begin (a) new text end Except as provided deleted text begin in this sectiondeleted text end new text begin under paragraph (c)new text end ,
deleted text begin every snowmobile shall bedeleted text end new text begin a person may not operate a snowmobile unless:
new text end

new text begin (1) the snowmobile isnew text end equipped new text begin with a muffler meeting the requirements of rules adopted
by the commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the snowmobile is equipped new text end at all times with a muffler in good working order deleted text begin whichdeleted text end new text begin
that
new text end blends the exhaust noise into the overall snowmobile noise and is in constant operation
to prevent excessive or unusual noise. deleted text begin The
deleted text end

new text begin (b) A snowmobile operated, offered for sale, or sold in this state must have annew text end exhaust
system deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin that doesnew text end not emit or produce a sharp popping or crackling sound.

new text begin (c)new text end This section does not apply to organized races or similar competitive events held onnew text begin :
new text end

(1) private lands, with the permission of the owner, lessee, or custodian of the land;

(2) public lands and water under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of natural resources,
with the commissioner's permission; or

(3) other public lands, with the consent of the public agency owning the land.

new text begin (d)new text end No person shall have for sale, sell, or offer for sale on any new snowmobile any
muffler that fails to comply with the specifications required by the rules of the commissioner
after the effective date of the rules.

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Certification. new text end

new text begin Beginning July 1, 2026, all after-market mufflers installed on a
snowmobile must have a permanent stamp, clearly visible on the muffler, certified by the
muffler manufacturer and stating that the muffler conforms to the snowmobile muffler noise
limits specified by the rules of the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Penalties. new text end

new text begin (a) A person who operates a snowmobile in violation of subdivision
1, paragraph (a) or (b), is guilty of a misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding section 609.101, subdivision 4, clause (2), the minimum fine for a
person who operates a snowmobile in violation of subdivision 1, paragraph (a) or (b), must
not be less than:
new text end

new text begin (1) $250 for the first offense;
new text end

new text begin (2) $500 for the second offense; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $1,000 for the third and subsequent offenses.
new text end

new text begin (c) A conservation officer or other licensed peace officer may issue a civil citation to a
person who operates a snowmobile in violation of subdivision 1, paragraph (a) or (b). A
civil citation under this subdivision must impose a penalty of:
new text end

new text begin (1) $250 for the first offense;
new text end

new text begin (2) $500 for the second offense; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $1,000 for the third and subsequent offenses.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [84.9736] STATE COOPERATIVE FARMING AGREEMENT AND
AGRICULTURAL LEASE REQUIREMENTS; FOOD PLOTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources must require state cooperative farming
agreements and agricultural leases of lands administered by the commissioner located east
of Interstate Highway 35 in the karst region of the state to:
new text end

new text begin (1) prohibit application of fertilizer in the fall;
new text end

new text begin (2) require that no more than 50 percent of the nitrogen budget may be applied before
crop emergence;
new text end

new text begin (3) prohibit nitrogen application rates from exceeding the University of Minnesota
recommendations on rates; and
new text end

new text begin (4) require the use of fall cover crops.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must evaluate existing food plots and establish a process to retire
food plots on lands administered by the commissioner that do not have a significant value
to resident and migrating wildlife.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 84B.061, as amended by Laws 2024, chapter
90, article 2, section 8, is amended to read:


84B.061 STATE JURISDICTION OVER RAINY LAKE AND OTHER
NAVIGABLE WATERS; DUTIES OF GOVERNOR, ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND
OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS.

As required by this chapter and the act of Congress authorizing Voyageurs National
Park, the state of Minnesota donated in excess of 35,000 acres of state and other publicly
owned land for the park, roughly one-fourth of the land area of the park, at a cost of over
$5,000,000 to the state. More than 24,000 acres of this land was state trust fund land which
the state condemned before making its donation. Pursuant to section 84B.06, lands donated
by the state, along with other lands acquired by the National Park Service for the park, were
made subject to concurrent jurisdiction by the state and the United States under section
1.041. In making these donations, none of the navigable waters within the park and the
lands under them have been donated to the United States. These navigable waters include
the following: Rainy, Kabetogama, Namakan, Sand Point, and Crane Lakes. Pursuant to
applicable federal and state law, navigable waters and their beds are owned by the state.
Ownership of and jurisdiction over these watersnew text begin , frozen waters,new text end and their beds has not been
ceded by the state, either expressly or implicitly, to the United States. Unlike section 1.044
relating to the Upper Mississippi Wildlife and Fish Refuge, where the state expressly granted
its consent and jurisdiction to the United States to acquire interests in water, as well as land,
the consent granted by the state in section 84B.06 to acquisitions by the United States for
Voyageurs National Park is limited to land, only. In the discharge of their official duties,
the governor, attorney general, other constitutional officers, and other public officials, such
as the commissioner of natural resources, shall vigorously assert and defend, in all forums,
the state's ownership of and jurisdiction over these waters and their beds and related natural
resources, together with associated rights of the state and its citizens arising from the state's
ownership and jurisdiction. In discharging their duties, the governor, attorney general, other
constitutional officers, and other public officials shall, additionally, be especially cognizant
of the free rights of travel afforded to citizens of Minnesota and others under the
Webster-Ashburton Treaty (proclaimed November 10, 1842) and the Root-Bryce Treaty
(proclaimed May 13, 1910) on international and associated boundary waters. Also, in
furtherance of duties under this section, the commissioner of natural resources shall continue
in effect the commercial removal of native rough fish, as defined in section 97A.015,
subdivision 43
, from these waters, together with any rights to do so possessed by any person
on January 1, 1995, so long as the commissioner determines that such taking is desirable
to the management of the native fishery.

Sec. 15.

new text begin [86B.1065] COUNTY SHERIFF COSTS FOR UNSAFE ICE SEARCH AND
RESCUE.
new text end

new text begin A county sheriff may be reimbursed for costs that are over and above the county sheriff's
regular operating budget and that are incurred from search and rescue operations due to
recreational activities on unsafe ice. Reimbursement may include reimbursements made by
the commissioner of natural resources with available appropriations or other available
federal, state, and local funds. Reimbursement under this section is limited to 50 percent of
the reimbursable costs subject to a maximum state payment of $5,000 per agency for each
search and rescue operation.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 88.82, is amended to read:


88.82 MINNESOTA RELEAF PROGRAM.

new text begin (a) new text end The Minnesota releaf program is established in the Department of Natural Resources
to encourage, promote, and fund the inventory, planting, assessment, maintenance,
improvement, protection, new text begin utilization, new text end and restoration of trees and forest resources in this
state to enhance community forest ecosystem health and sustainability as well as to reduce
atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and promote energy conservation.

new text begin (b) Priority for grants awarded under this section must be given to projects located in
whole or in part in a census block group with a supplemental demographic index score in
the 70th percentile or higher within the state of Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the purposes of this section, "supplemental demographic index" means an index
in the Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool developed by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency that is based on socioeconomic indicators, including low
income, unemployment, less than high school education, limited English speaking, and low
life expectancy.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 89.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Production at state nurseries.

The commissioner of natural resources
may produce tree planting stock for the purposes of sections 89.35 to 89.39 upon any lands
under control of the commissioner which may be deemed suitable and available therefor so
far as not inconsistent with other uses to which such lands may be dedicated by law. deleted text begin The
commissioner may not produce more than 10,000,000 units of planting stock annually, after
January 1, 2003.
deleted text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 89.37, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Private lands.

The commissioner may supply deleted text begin only bare rootdeleted text end seedlings, woody
cuttings, and transplant material for use on private land, provided that such material must
be sold in lots of not less than 250 for a sum determined by the commissioner to be equivalent
to the cost of the materials and the expenses of their distribution. The commissioner may
not directly or indirectly supply any other planting stock for use on private lands.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 93.0015, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Expiration.

The committee expires June 30, deleted text begin 2026deleted text end new text begin 2033new text end .

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 93.222, is amended to read:


93.222 TACONITE IRON ORE SPECIAL ADVANCE ROYALTY ACCOUNT.

The taconite iron ore special advance royalty account is created as an account in the
state treasury for disposal of certain mineral lease money received new text begin under negotiated state
iron ore or taconite iron ore mining leases and
new text end under the terms of extension agreements
adopted under section 93.193, relating to state iron ore or taconite iron ore mining leases.
The principal of the account is distributed under the terms of the new text begin negotiated leases or
new text end extension agreements to the account or entity entitled by applicable law and lease terms to
receive the income from the class of land being leased. Interest accruing from investment
of the account remains with the account until distributed as provided in this section. The
interest accrued through June 30 under each extension agreement is distributed annually,
as soon as possible after June 30, to the account or entity entitled by applicable law and
lease terms to receive the income from the class of land being leased in the same proportion
that the total acres included in a particular class of land bears to the total acreage of the
leased land covered by each extension agreement. Money in the taconite iron ore special
advance royalty account is appropriated for distribution as provided in this section.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 93.25, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Leases.

The commissioner may issue leases to prospect for, mine, and
remove new text begin or extract gas, oil, and new text end minerals other than iron ore deleted text begin upondeleted text end new text begin fromnew text end any lands owned by
the state, including trust fund lands, lands forfeited for nonpayment of taxes whether held
in trust or otherwise, and lands otherwise acquired, and the beds of any waters belonging
to the state. For purposes of this section, iron ore means iron-bearing material where the
primary product is iron metal.new text begin For purposes of this section, "gas" includes both hydrocarbon
and nonhydrocarbon gases.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 93.25, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Lease requirements.

All leases for nonferrous metallic minerals deleted text begin or petroleumdeleted text end new text begin ,
gas, or oil
new text end must be approved by the Executive Council, and any other mineral lease issued
pursuant to this section that covers 160 or more acres must be approved by the Executive
Council. The rents, royalties, terms, conditions, and covenants of all such leases deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end
be fixed by the commissioner according to rules adopted by the commissioner, but no lease
shall be for a longer term than 50 years, and all rents, royalties, terms, conditions, and
covenants deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end be fully set forth in each lease issued. No new text begin nonferrous metallic mineral
new text end lease shall be canceled by the state for failure to meet production requirements prior to the
36th year of the lease. The rents and royalties deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end be credited to the funds as provided
in section 93.22.new text begin For purposes of this section, "gas" includes both hydrocarbon and
nonhydrocarbon gases.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 23.

new text begin [93.513] PROHIBITION ON PRODUCTION OF GAS OR OIL WITHOUT
PERMIT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Permit required. new text end

new text begin Except as provided in section 103I.681, a person must
not engage in or carry out production of gas or oil from consolidated or unconsolidated
formations in the state unless the person has first obtained a permit for the production of
gas or oil from the commissioner of natural resources. Any permit under this section must
be protective of natural resources and require a demonstration of control of the extraction
area through ownership, lease, or agreement. For purposes of this section, "gas" includes
both hydrocarbon and nonhydrocarbon gases. For purposes of this section, "production"
includes extraction and beneficiation of gas or oil.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Moratorium. new text end

new text begin Until rules are adopted under section 93.514, the commissioner
may not grant a permit for the production of gas or oil unless the legislature approves a
temporary permit framework that allows issuance of temporary permits.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 24.

new text begin [93.514] GAS AND OIL PRODUCTION RULEMAKING.
new text end

new text begin (a) The following agencies may adopt rules governing gas and oil exploration or
production, as applicable:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency may adopt or amend rules
regulating air emissions; water discharges, including stormwater management; and storage
tanks as they pertain to gas and oil production;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner of health may adopt or amend rules on groundwater and surface
water protection, exploratory boring construction, drilling registration and licensure, and
inspections as they pertain to the exploration and appraisal of gas and oil resources;
new text end

new text begin (3) the Environmental Quality Board may adopt or amend rules to establish mandatory
categories for environmental review as they pertain to gas and oil production;
new text end

new text begin (4) the commissioner of natural resources must adopt or amend rules pertaining to the
conversion of an exploratory boring to a production well, pooling, spacing, unitization, well
abandonment, siting, financial assurance, and reclamation for the production of gas and oil;
and
new text end

new text begin (5) the commissioner of labor and industry may adopt or amend rules to protect workers
from exposure and other potential hazards from gas and oil production.
new text end

new text begin (b) An agency adopting rules under this section must use the expedited procedure in
section 14.389. Rules adopted or amended under this authority are exempt from the 18-month
time limit under section 14.125. The agency must publish notice of intent to adopt expedited
rules within 24 months of the effective date of this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, "gas" includes both hydrocarbon and nonhydrocarbon
gases. "Production" includes extraction and beneficiation of gas or oil from consolidated
or unconsolidated formations in the state.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any grant of rulemaking authority in this section is in addition to existing rulemaking
authority and does not replace, impair, or interfere with any existing rulemaking authority.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 25.

new text begin [93.516] GAS AND OIL LEASING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Authority to lease. new text end

new text begin (a) With the approval of the Executive Council, the
commissioner of natural resources may enter into leases for gas or oil exploration and
production from lands belonging to the state or in which the state has an interest.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "gas or oil exploration and production" includes the
exploration and production of both hydrocarbon and nonhydrocarbon gases, including noble
gases. "Noble gases" means a group of gases that includes helium, neon, argon, krypton,
xenon, radon, and oganesson. "Production" includes extraction and beneficiation of gas or
oil from consolidated or unconsolidated formations in the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin An application for a lease under this section must be submitted
to the commissioner of natural resources. The commissioner must prescribe the information
to be included in the application. The applicant must submit with the application a certified
check, cashier's check, or bank money order payable to the Department of Natural Resources
in the sum of $100 as a fee for filing the application. The application fee must not be refunded
under any circumstances. The right is reserved to the state to reject any or all applications
for an oil or gas lease.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Lease terms. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must negotiate the terms of each lease entered
into under this section on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the unique geological
and environmental aspects of each proposal, control of adjacent lands, and the best interests
of the state. A lease entered into under this section must be consistent with the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the primary term of the lease may not exceed five years plus the unexpired portion
of the calendar year in which the lease is issued. The commissioner and applicant may
negotiate the conditions by which the lease may be extended beyond the primary term, in
whole or in part;
new text end

new text begin (2) a bonus consideration of not less than $15 per acre must be paid by the applicant to
the Department of Natural Resources before the lease is executed;
new text end

new text begin (3) the commissioner of natural resources may require an applicant to provide financial
assurance to ensure payment of any damages resulting from the production of gas or oil;
new text end

new text begin (4) the rental rates must not be less than $5 per acre per year for the unexpired portion
of the calendar year in which the lease is issued and in years thereafter; and
new text end

new text begin (5) on gas and oil produced and sold by the lessee from the lease area, the lessee must
pay a production royalty to the Department of Natural Resources of not less than 18.75
percent of the gross sales price of the product sold free on board at the delivery point, and
the royalty must be credited as provided in section 93.22. For purposes of this section, "gross
sales price" means the total consideration paid by the first purchaser that is not an affiliate
of the lessee for gas or oil produced from the leased premises.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.015, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 47a. new text end

new text begin Taxidermist. new text end

new text begin "Taxidermist" means a person who engages in the business or
operation of preserving or mounting wild animals or parts thereof that do not belong to the
person.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.341, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws
2024, chapter 90, article 2, section 13, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Liability for restitution.

A person who kills, injures, or possesses a wild
animal in violation of the game and fish lawsnew text begin or section 343.21new text end is liable to the state for the
value of the wild animal as provided in this section. Species afforded protection include
members of the following groups as defined by statute or rule: game fish, native rough fish,
game birds, big game, small game, fur-bearing animals, minnows, and threatened and
endangered animal species. Other animal species may be added by rule of the commissioner
as determined after public meetings and notification of the chairs of the environment and
natural resources committees in the senate and house of representatives.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.341, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Arrest and charging procedure.

(a) An enforcement officer who arrests a
person for killing, injuring, or possessing a wild animal in violation of the game and fish
laws new text begin or section 343.21 new text end must describe the number, species, and restitution value of wild
animals illegally killed, injured, or possessed on the warrant or the notice to appear in court.

(b) As part of the charge against a person arrested for killing, injuring, or possessing a
wild animal in violation of the game and fish lawsnew text begin or section 343.21new text end , the prosecuting attorney
must include a demand that restitution be made to the state for the value of the wild animal
killed, injured, or possessed. The demand for restitution is in addition to the criminal penalties
otherwise provided for the violation.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.341, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Sentencing procedure.

If a person is convicted of or pleads guilty to killing,
injuring, or possessing a wild animal in violation of the game and fish lawsnew text begin or section 343.21new text end ,
the court must require the person to pay restitution to the state for replacement of the wild
animal as part of the sentence or state in writing why restitution was not imposed. The court
may consider the economic circumstances of the person and, in lieu of monetary restitution,
order the person to perform conservation work representing the amount of restitution that
will aid the propagation of wild animals. If the court does not order a person to pay restitution,
the court administrator must send a copy of the court order to the commissioner.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.345, is amended to read:


97A.345 RESTITUTION VALUE OF WILD ANIMALS.

(a) The commissioner may, by rules adopted under chapter 14, prescribe the dollar value
to the state of species of wild animals. The value may reflect the value to other persons to
legally take the wild animal, the replacement cost, or the intrinsic value to the state of the
wild animals. Species of wild animals with similar values may be grouped together.

(b) The value of a wild animal under the rules adopted by the commissioner is prima
facie evidence of a wild animal's value under section 97A.341.

(c) The commissioner shall report annually to the legislature the amount of restitution
collected under section 97A.341 and the manner in which the funds were expended.

new text begin (d) When a person kills, injures, or possesses a wild animal in violation of section 343.21,
the restitution value prescribed by the commissioner under paragraph (a) is doubled.
new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.425, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Waste disposal. new text end

new text begin (a) Licensed taxidermists must dispose of all cervid carcasses
or cervid parts not returned to the patron, all biosolids resulting from cleaning cervid skulls,
and all carrion beetles and beetle waste used to clean cervid skulls. All disposals must be
to a disposal facility or transfer station that is permitted to accept it, and proof of the disposal
must be retained for inspection.
new text end

new text begin (b) The following cervid parts are exempt from the disposal requirement:
new text end

new text begin (1) cervid hides from which all excess tissue has been removed;
new text end

new text begin (2) if free of brain and muscle tissues, whole or portions of skulls, antlers, or teeth; and
new text end

new text begin (3) finished taxidermy mounts.
new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.425, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Rules.

The commissioner may adopt rules, not inconsistent with subdivisions
1 to deleted text begin 3deleted text end new text begin 3anew text end , governing record keeping, reporting, and marking of specimens by taxidermists.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.475, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Resident hunting.

Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to residents
only, are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over and under age 65 to take small game, $15.50;

(2) for persons age 65 or over, $7 to take small game;

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take turkey, $26;

(4) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take turkey, $5;

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms
season, $34;

(6) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, $34;

(7) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader
season, $34;

(8) to take moose, for a party of not more than six persons, $356;

(9) for persons age 18 or over to take bear, $44;

(10) to take elk, for a party of not more than two persons, $287;

deleted text begin (11) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin (11)new text end to take light geese during the light goose conservation order, $2.50;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin (12)new text end to take sandhill crane during the sandhill crane season, $3;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin (13)new text end to take prairie chickens, $23;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin (14)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer with firearms during
the regular firearms season, $5;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text end new text begin (15)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by archery, $5;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text end new text begin (16)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by muzzleloader
during the muzzleloader season, $5;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text end new text begin (17)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take bear, no fee;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text end new text begin (18)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take bear, $5;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text end new text begin (19)new text end for persons age 18 or over to take small game for a consecutive 72-hour period
selected by the licensee, $19, of which an amount equal to one-half of the fee for the
migratory-waterfowl stamp under subdivision 5, clause (1), shall be deposited in the
waterfowl habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 2; one-half of
the fee for the pheasant stamp under subdivision 5, clause (2), shall be deposited in the
pheasant habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 4; and one-half
of the small-game surcharge under subdivision 4, shall be deposited in the wildlife acquisition
account;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text end new text begin (20)new text end for persons age 16 or over and under age 18 to take small game, $5;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text end new text begin (21)new text end to take wolf, $30;

deleted text begin (23)deleted text end new text begin (22)new text end for persons age 12 and under to take turkey, no fee;

deleted text begin (24)deleted text end new text begin (23)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by firearm, no fee;

deleted text begin (25)deleted text end new text begin (24)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by archery, no fee; and

deleted text begin (26)deleted text end new text begin (25)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by muzzleloader during the
muzzleloader season, no fee.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.475, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Nonresident hunting.

(a) Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to
nonresidents, are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over to take small game, $90.50;

(2) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms
season, $180;

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, $180;

(4) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader
season, $180;

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take bear, $225;

(6) for persons age 18 or over to take turkey, $91;

(7) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take turkey, $5;

(8) to take raccoon or bobcat, $178;

deleted text begin (9) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin (9)new text end to take light geese during the light goose conservation order, $2.50;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin (10)new text end to take sandhill crane during the sandhill crane season, $3;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin (11)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer with firearms during
the regular firearms season in any open season option or time period, $5;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin (12)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by archery, $5;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin (13)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer during the muzzleloader
season, $5;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin (14)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under 18 to take bear, $5;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text end new text begin (15)new text end for persons age 18 or over to take small game for a consecutive 72-hour period
selected by the licensee, $75, of which an amount equal to one-half of the fee for the
migratory-waterfowl stamp under subdivision 5, clause (1), shall be deposited in the
waterfowl habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 2; one-half of
the fee for the pheasant stamp under subdivision 5, clause (2), shall be deposited in the
pheasant habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 4; and one-half
of the small-game surcharge under subdivision 4, shall be deposited into the wildlife
acquisition account;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text end new text begin (16)new text end for persons age 16 or 17 to take small game, $5;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text end new text begin (17)new text end to take wolf, $250;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text end new text begin (18)new text end for persons age 12 and under to take turkey, no fee;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text end new text begin (19)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by firearm, no fee;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text end new text begin (20)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by archery, no fee;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text end new text begin (21)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by muzzleloader during the
muzzleloader season, no fee; and

deleted text begin (23)deleted text end new text begin (22)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take bear, no fee.

(b) A $5 surcharge shall be added to nonresident hunting licenses issued under paragraph
(a), clauses (1) to (6) and (8). An additional commission may not be assessed on this
surcharge.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.505, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Importing Cervidae carcasses.

(a) Importing Cervidae carcasses procured by
any means into Minnesota is prohibited except fornew text begin :
new text end

new text begin (1) new text end cut and wrapped meatdeleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attacheddeleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (3)new text end antlers, hides,new text begin ornew text end teethdeleted text begin , finished taxidermy mounts, anddeleted text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (4) if cleaned of all brain tissue, new text end antlers attached to skull caps deleted text begin that are cleaned of all brain
tissue.
deleted text end new text begin or whole skulls; and
new text end

new text begin (5) finished taxidermy mounts.
new text end

(b) Cervidae carcasses originating from outside Minnesota may be transported on a
direct route through the state by nonresidents.

new text begin (c) Heads from cervids with or without the cape and neck attached that originate from
outside Minnesota may be transported into Minnesota only if they are delivered to a licensed
taxidermist within 48 hours of entering Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97A.512, is amended to read:


97A.512 SALE OF INEDIBLE PORTIONS OF BIG GAME ANIMALS,
FUR-BEARING ANIMALS, FISH, AND GAME BIRDS OTHER THAN
MIGRATORY WATERFOWL.

(a) Except as otherwise provided by the game and fish laws and as restricted in this
section, a person may possess, transport, buy, or sell the following inedible portions of
lawfully taken or acquired big game animals, fur-bearing animals, fish, and game birds
other than migratory waterfowl: bones, including skulls; sinews; new text begin adipose tissue, new text end hidesnew text begin ,new text end and
skins; hooves; teeth; claws; and antlers.

(b) A person may not buy or sell bear paws, unless attached to the hide, or bear
gallbladders.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97B.022, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Requirements.

(a) A resident or nonresident born after December 31, 1979,
who is age 12 or over and who does not possess a hunter education firearms safety certificatenew text begin
or a resident or nonresident born after December 31, 1989, who does not possess a trapper
education certificate
new text end may be issued an apprentice-hunternew text begin /trappernew text end validation. An
apprentice-hunternew text begin /trappernew text end validation may be purchased two license years in a lifetime and
used to obtain huntingnew text begin or trappingnew text end licenses during the same license year that the validation
is purchased.

(b) An individual in possession of an apprentice-hunternew text begin /trappernew text end validation may deleted text begin huntdeleted text end new text begin takenew text end
small game, deer, and bear only when accompanied by an adult who has a valid license to
deleted text begin huntdeleted text end new text begin takenew text end the same species of game in Minnesota and whose license was not obtained using
an apprenticedeleted text begin -hunterdeleted text end validation.

(c) When an individual in possession of an apprentice-hunternew text begin /trappernew text end validation is hunting
turkey or prairie chicken under paragraph (b), the accompanying adult may be licensed for
another permit area or time period but must be licensed for the same season as the apprentice
hunter. If the accompanying adult is not licensed for the same permit area or time period
as the apprentice hunter, the accompanying adult may not shoot or possess a firearm or bow
while accompanying the apprentice hunter under this paragraph.

(d) An apprentice-hunternew text begin /trappernew text end -validation holder must obtain all required licenses and
stamps.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97B.022, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Apprentice-hunternew text begin /trappernew text end validation; fee.

The fee for an
apprentice-hunternew text begin /trappernew text end validation is $3.50. Fees collected must be deposited in the firearms
safetynew text begin and trapper educationnew text end training account, except for the electronic licensing system
commission established by the commissioner under section 84.027, subdivision 15, and
issuing fees collected under section 97A.485, subdivision 6, and are appropriated annually
to the Enforcement Division of the Department of Natural Resources for administering the
firearm safety course deleted text begin programdeleted text end new text begin and trapper education programsnew text end .

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 97B.071, is amended to read:


97B.071 CLOTHING AND GROUND BLIND REQUIREMENTS; BLAZE
ORANGE OR BLAZE PINK.

(a) Except as provided in rules adopted under paragraph (d), a person may not hunt or
trap during the open season where deer may be taken by firearms under applicable laws and
ordinances, unless the visible portion of the person's cap and outer clothing above the waist,
excluding sleeves and gloves, is blaze orange or blaze pink. Blaze orange or blaze pink
includes a camouflage pattern of at least 50 percent blaze orange or blaze pink within each
foot square. This section does not apply to migratory-waterfowl hunters on waters of this
state or in a stationary shooting location or to trappers on waters of this state.

(b) Except as provided in rules adopted under paragraph (d), and in addition to the
requirement in paragraph (a), a person may not take small game other than turkey, migratory
birds, raccoons, and predators, except while trapping, unless a visible portion of at least one
article of the person's clothing above the waist is blaze orange or blaze pink. This paragraph
does not apply to a person when in a stationary location while hunting deer by archery or
when hunting small game by falconry.

(c) A personnew text begin hunting deernew text end in a fabric or synthetic ground blind on public land must have:

(1) a blaze orange safety covering on the top of the blind that is visible for 360 degrees
around the blind; or

(2) at least 144 square inches of blaze orange material on each side of the blind.

(d) The commissioner may, by rule, prescribe an alternative color in cases where
paragraph (a) or (b) would violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, Public
Law 103-141.

(e) A violation of paragraph (b) does not result in a penalty, but is punishable only by
a safety warning.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97B.667, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Permits and notice; requirements.

(a) Before killing or arranging to kill a
beaver under this section, the road authority or government unit must contact a conservation
officer for a special beaver permit if the beaver will be killed within two weeks before or
after the trapping season for beaver, and the conservation officer must issue the permit for
any beaver subject to this section. A permit is not required:

(1) for a licensed trapper during the open trapping season for beaver; or

(2) when the trapping season for beaver is closed and it is not within two weeks before
or after the trapping season for beaver.

(b) A road authority or government unit that kills or arranges to have killed a beaver
under this section must notify a conservation officer or employee of the Fish and Wildlife
Division within ten days after the animal is killed.

(c) Unless otherwise directed by a conservation officer, the road authority, local
government unit, new text begin the landowner, new text end or their agent may dispose of or retain beaver killed under
this section.new text begin Human consumption of a retained beaver is prohibited.
new text end

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97C.001, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Public notice and deleted text begin meetingdeleted text end new text begin commentnew text end .

(a) Before the commissioner designates,
or vacates or extends the designation of, experimental waters, deleted text begin a public meeting must be
held in the county where the largest portion of the waters is located
deleted text end new text begin notice of the proposed
change must be provided in the county where the largest portion of the waters is located, a
virtual or in-person meeting must be held, and opportunity to submit public comment must
be offered
new text end .

(b) deleted text begin At least 90 days before the public meeting and during the open angling season for
fish the taking of which is, or is proposed to be, regulated under subdivision 3 on the waters
under consideration,
deleted text end new text begin Before the year that the designation is to become effective, the
commissioner must give
new text end notice of the proposed designation, vacation, or extension deleted text begin must
be
deleted text end new text begin .new text end new text begin The notice must summarize the proposed action and invite public comment. Public
comments must be accepted at least through September 30, and the commissioner must
consider any public comments received in making a final decision. Notice must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) signs of the proposed changes and instructions for submitting comments new text end posted at
publicly maintained access points on the waterdeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin by June 1;
new text end

new text begin (2) a list of proposed changes posted on the department's website by June 1, summarizing
the proposed actions and inviting public comment; and
new text end

new text begin (3) a news release issued by the commissioner by July 1, a notice published in a
newspaper of general circulation in the area where the waters are located by August 20, and
at least one more digital media communication published by August 31.
new text end

(c) deleted text begin Before the public meeting, notice of the meeting must be published in a news release
issued by the commissioner and in a newspaper of general circulation in the area where the
proposed experimental waters are located. The notice must be published at least once between
30 and 60 days before the meeting, and at least once between seven and 30 days before the
meeting.
deleted text end new text begin A virtual or in-person meeting must be held before September 20 where public
comment must be accepted. An in-person meeting, where public comment must be accepted,
must be held in the county where the largest portion of the waters is located if:
new text end

new text begin (1) a water or connected waters to be designated is over 5,000 acres or a stream or river
reach is over ten miles; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a request for an in-person meeting is submitted to the commissioner by August 20
before the year that the designation is to become effective.
new text end

(d) The notices required in this subdivision must summarize the proposed action, invite
public comment, and specify a deadline for the receipt of public comments. The
commissioner shall mail a copy of each required notice to persons who have registered their
names with the commissioner for this purpose. The commissioner shall consider any public
comments received in making a final decision.

(e) If a water to be designated is a lake with a water area of more than 1,500 acres, or
is a stream or river with a reach of more than six miles, a public meeting must also be held
in the seven-county metropolitan areanew text begin unless a virtual meeting is held and notice of the
meeting is published in a newspaper of general circulation in the seven-county metropolitan
area
new text end .

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97C.005, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Public notice and deleted text begin meetingdeleted text end new text begin commentnew text end .

(a) Before the commissioner designates
special management waters, deleted text begin public comment must be received and, for waters other than
those proposed to be designated as trout streams or trout lakes, a public meeting must be
held in the county where the largest portion of the waters is located
deleted text end new text begin notice of the proposed
designation must be given, a virtual or in-person meeting must be held, and opportunity to
submit public comment must be offered
new text end .

(b) deleted text begin For waters previously designated as experimental waters, a proposed change in status
to special management waters must be announced before the public meeting by notice
published in a news release issued by the commissioner and in a newspaper of general
circulation in the area where the waters are located. The notice must be published at least
once between 30 and 60 days before the public meeting, and at least once between seven
and 30 days before the meeting.
deleted text end If a water proposed to be designated is a lake with a water
area of more than 1,500 acres, or is a stream or river with a reach of more than six miles, a
public meeting must also be held in the seven-county metropolitan areanew text begin unless a virtual
meeting is held and notice of the meeting is published in a newspaper of general circulation
in the seven-county metropolitan area
new text end .

deleted text begin (c) For proposed special management waters, other than designated trout lakes and
designated trout streams, that were not previously designated as experimental waters, notice
of the proposed designation must be given as provided in this paragraph. The notice must
be posted at publicly maintained access points at least 90 days before the public meeting
and during the open angling season for fish the taking of which on the waters is proposed
to be regulated under subdivision 3. Before the public meeting, notice of the meeting must
be published in a news release issued by the commissioner and in a newspaper of general
circulation in the area where the proposed special management waters are located. The
notice must be published at least once between 30 and 60 days before the meeting, and at
least once between seven and 30 days before the meeting. If a water to be designated is a
lake with a water area of more than 1,500 acres, or is a stream or river with a reach of more
than six miles, a public meeting must also be held in the seven-county metropolitan area.
deleted text end

new text begin (c) For proposed special management waters other than designated trout lakes and
designated trout streams, before the year that the designation is to become effective, the
commissioner must give notice of the proposed designation. The notice must summarize
the proposed action and invite public comment. Public comments must be accepted at least
through September 30, and the commissioner must consider any public comments received
in making a final decision. Notice must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) signs of the proposed designation and instructions for submitting comments posted
at publicly maintained access points on the water by June 1;
new text end

new text begin (2) a list of proposed designations posted on the department's website by June 1,
summarizing the proposed action and inviting public comment; and
new text end

new text begin (3) a news release issued by the commissioner by July 1, a notice published in a
newspaper of general circulation in the area where the waters are located by August 15, and
at least one more digital media communication published by August 31.
new text end

new text begin (d) A virtual or in-person meeting must be held before September 20 where public
comment must be accepted. An in-person meeting, where public comment must be accepted,
must be held in the county where the largest portion of the waters is located if:
new text end

new text begin (1) a water to be designated is a lake over 5,000 acres or is a stream or river reach over
ten miles; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a request for an in-person meeting is submitted to the commissioner by August 20
before the year that the designation is to become effective.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin (e)new text end For waters proposed to be designated as trout streams or trout lakes, notice of the
proposed designation must be published at least 90 days before the effective date of the
designation in a news release issued by the commissioner and in a newspaper of general
circulation in the area where the waters are located. In addition, all riparian owners along
the waters must be notified at least 90 days before the effective date of the designation.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin (f)new text end The notices required in this subdivision must summarize the proposed action,
invite public comment, and specify a deadline for the receipt of public comments. The
commissioner shall mail a copy of each required notice to persons who have registered their
names with the commissioner for this purpose. The commissioner shall consider any public
comments received in making a final decision.

Sec. 43.

new text begin [97C.202] WATER-QUALITY MONITORING AT STATE FISH
HATCHERIES.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner, in conjunction with the commissioners of health, agriculture, and
the Pollution Control Agency, must test the source water at the state fish hatcheries located
in the cities of Altura, Lanesboro, and Peterson monthly for nitrates and pesticides, including
neonicotinoids. By February 15 each year, the commissioner must report the results of the
previous calendar year's testing to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy
and finance and health policy and finance.
new text end

new text begin (b) Once construction of the state fish hatchery in the city of Waterville is completed,
the commissioner must test the groundwater source water monthly and report the results as
required for other hatcheries under paragraph (a).
new text end

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97C.395, as amended by Laws 2023, chapter
60, article 4, section 70, and Laws 2024, chapter 90, article 2, section 33, is amended to
read:


97C.395 OPEN SEASONS FOR ANGLING.

Subdivision 1.

Dates for certain species.

(a) The open seasons to take fish by angling
are as follows:

(1) for walleye, sauger, northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, and smallmouth
bass, the Saturday two weeks prior to the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through the
last Sunday in February;

deleted text begin (2) for lake trout, from January 1 through October 31;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) for the winter season for lake trout, brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and
splake on all lakes located outside or partially within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area,
from January 15 through March 31;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) for the winter season for lake trout, brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and
splake on all lakes located entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, from January
1 through March 31;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end for brown trout, brook trout, new text begin lake trout, new text end rainbow trout, and splake, between January
1 through October 31 as prescribed by the commissioner by rule except as provided in
section 97C.415, subdivision 2; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin (3)new text end for salmon, as prescribed by the commissioner by rule.

(b) The commissioner shall close the season in areas of the state where fish are spawning
and closing the season will protect the resource.

Subd. 2.

Continuous season for certain species.

For sunfish, white crappie, black
crappie, yellow perch, new text begin channel new text end catfish, rock bass, white bass, yellow bass, burbot, cisco
(tullibee), lake whitefish, common carp, and native rough fish, the open season is continuous.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97C.411, is amended to read:


97C.411 STURGEON AND PADDLEFISH.

Lake sturgeon, shovelnose sturgeon, and paddlefish may not be taken, bought, sold,
transported or possessed except as provided by rule of the commissioner. deleted text begin The commissioner
may only allow the taking of these fish in waters that the state boundary passes through and
in tributaries to the St. Croix River.
deleted text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 103F.211, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Adoption.

The commissioner shall adopt model standards and criteria
for the subdivision, use, and development of shoreland in municipalities and areas outside
of a municipality. new text begin The authority to adopt model standards and criteria is exempt from the
18-month time limit under section 14.125 and does not expire.
new text end The standards and criteria
must include:

(1) the area of a lot and length of water frontage suitable for a building site;

(2) the placement of structures in relation to shorelines and roads;

(3) the placement and construction of sanitary and waste disposal facilities;

(4) designation of types of land uses;

(5) changes in bottom contours of adjacent public waters;

(6) preservation of natural shorelands through the restriction of land uses;

(7) variances from the minimum standards and criteria; and

(8) for areas outside of a municipality only, a model ordinance.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 103G.005, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Public waters.

(a) "Public waters" means:

(1) water basins assigned a shoreland management classification by the commissioner
under sections 103F.201 to 103F.221;

(2) waters of the state that have been finally determined to be public waters or navigable
waters by a court of competent jurisdiction;

(3) meandered lakes, excluding lakes that have been legally drained;

(4) water basins previously designated by the commissioner for management for a
specific purpose such as trout lakes and game lakes pursuant to applicable laws;

(5) water basins designated as scientific and natural areas under section 84.033;

(6) water basins located within and totally surrounded by publicly owned lands;

(7) water basins where the state of Minnesota or the federal government holds title to
any of the beds or shores, unless the owner declares that the water is not necessary for the
purposes of the public ownership;

(8) water basins where there is a publicly owned and controlled access that is intended
to provide for public access to the water basin;

(9) natural and altered watercourses with a total drainage area greater than two square
miles;

(10) natural and altered watercourses designated by the commissioner as trout streams;
and

(11) public waters wetlands, unless the statute expressly states otherwise.

(b) Public waters are not determined exclusively bynew text begin :
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end the proprietorship of the underlying, overlying, or surrounding land deleted text begin or bydeleted text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end whether it is a body or stream of water that was navigable in fact or susceptible of
being used as a highway for commerce at the time this state was admitted to the uniondeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; or
new text end

new text begin (3) their inclusion in or exclusion from the public waters inventory required under section
103G.201. This clause is effective July 1, 2027.
new text end

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 103G.201, is amended to read:


103G.201 PUBLIC WATERS INVENTORY.

(a) The commissioner shall maintain a public waters inventory map of each county that
shows the waters of this state that are designated as public waters under the public waters
inventory and classification procedures prescribed under Laws 1979, chapter 199, and shall
provide access to a copy of the maps. As county public waters inventory maps are revised
according to this section, the commissioner shall send a notification or a copy of the maps
to the auditor of each affected county.

(b) The commissioner deleted text begin is authorized todeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end revise the map of public waters established
under Laws 1979, chapter 199, to reclassify those types 3, 4, and 5 wetlands previously
identified as public waters wetlands under Laws 1979, chapter 199, as public waters or as
wetlands under section 103G.005, subdivision 19. The commissioner may only reclassify
public waters wetlands as public waters if:

(1) they are assigned a shoreland management classification by the commissioner under
sections 103F.201 to 103F.221;

(2) they are classified as lacustrine wetlands or deepwater habitats according to
Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (Cowardin, et al.,
1979 edition); or

(3) the state or federal government has become titleholder to any of the beds or shores
of the public waters wetlands, subsequent to the preparation of the public waters inventory
map filed with the auditor of the county, pursuant to paragraph (a), and the responsible state
or federal agency declares that the water is necessary for the purposes of the public
ownership.

(c) The commissioner must provide notice of the reclassification to the local government
unit, the county board, the watershed district, if one exists for the area, and the soil and
water conservation district. Within 60 days of receiving notice from the commissioner, a
party required to receive the notice may provide a resolution stating objections to the
reclassification. If the commissioner receives an objection from a party required to receive
the notice, the reclassification is not effective. If the commissioner does not receive an
objection from a party required to receive the notice, the reclassification of a wetland under
paragraph (b) is effective 60 days after the notice is received by all of the parties.

(d) The commissioner shall give priority to the reclassification of public waters wetlands
that are or have the potential to be affected by public works projects.

(e) The commissioner may revise the public waters inventory map of each county:

(1) to reflect the changes authorized in paragraph (b); and

(2) as needed, to:

(i) correct errors in the original inventory;

(ii) add or subtract trout stream tributaries within sections that contain a designated trout
stream following written notice to the landowner;

(iii) add depleted quarries, and sand and gravel pits, when the body of water exceeds 50
acres and the shoreland has been zoned for residential development; and

(iv) add or subtract public waters that have been created or eliminated as a requirement
of a permit authorized by the commissioner under section 103G.245.

new text begin (f) $1,000,000 is appropriated from the general fund each year in fiscal years 2025
through 2032 to the commissioner to update the public water inventory as required in this
section. The commissioner must develop and implement a process to update the public
water inventory. This paragraph expires June 30, 2032.
new text end

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 103G.301, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Permit application and notification fees.

(a) A fee to defray the costs of
receiving, recording, and processing must be paid for a permit application authorized under
this chapter, except for a general permit application, for each request to amend or transfer
an existing permit, and for a notification to request authorization to conduct a project under
a general permit. Fees established under this subdivision, unless specified in paragraph (c),
must comply with section 16A.1285.

(b) Proposed projects that require water in excess of 100 million gallons per year must
be assessed fees to recover the costs incurred to evaluate the project and the costs incurred
for environmental review. Fees collected under this paragraph must be credited to an account
in the natural resources fund and are appropriated to the commissioner.

(c) The fee to apply for a permit to appropriate water, in addition to any fee under
paragraph (b), is $150. The application fee for a permit to construct or repair a dam that is
subject to a dam safety inspection, to work in public waters, or to divert waters for mining
must be at least $1,200, but not more than $12,000. The fee for a notification to request
authorization to conduct a project under a general permit is $400new text begin , except that the fee for a
notification to request authorization to appropriate water under a general permit is $100
new text end .

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 103G.315, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Rules.

The commissioner shall adopt rules prescribing standards and criteria
for issuing and denying water-use permits and public-waters-work permits.new text begin The authority
to adopt the rules is exempt from the 18-month time limit under section 14.125 and does
not expire.
new text end

Sec. 51.

Laws 2023, chapter 60, article 4, section 109, is amended to read:


Sec. 109. ENSURING ADEQUATE BAIT SUPPLY.

(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 97C.211, 97C.341, and 97C.515, or
any other provision of law, the commissioner of natural resources may adopt emergency
rules in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 84.027, subdivision 13, including by
the expedited emergency process described in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.027, subdivision
13
, paragraph (b), to alleviate a shortage of bait in this state, including by allowing
importation of live minnows into the state. Only minnows harvested from waters in states
that are adjacent to Minnesota may be imported under this section.

(b) By January 15, 2024, the commissioner, in consultation with bait producers, bait
harvesters, retailers, and other fishing interest groups, must submit recommendations to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees
and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources to ensure a viable
Minnesota-grown bait supply and sustainable bait industry for anglers of Minnesota that
minimizes the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species or fish disease in Minnesota.

(c) This section expires June 30, deleted text begin 2025deleted text end new text begin 2027new text end .

Sec. 52. new text begin REPORT ON RECREATIONAL USE OF SCHOOL TRUST LANDS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Office of School Trust Lands. new text end

new text begin The school trust lands director must
conduct a study of the recreational use of school trust lands in the state. The study must be
used to determine the amount of money to be allocated to the permanent school fund for
fees paid to the state for outdoor recreation purposes. The commissioner of natural resources
must assist the director by providing existing outdoor recreation use data. The director may
contract for additional survey data to complete the study. The director may seek expertise
from outdoor recreation industry leaders when preparing the study. The study must include
the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the estimated annual number of daily visits by individuals with a Minnesota hunting
license accessing school trust lands and as a percentage of annual days hunted by all
individuals with a Minnesota hunting license;
new text end

new text begin (2) the estimated annual number of daily visits by individuals with a Minnesota fishing
license using a public water access site that contains school trust lands and as a percentage
of annual days fishing by all individuals with a Minnesota fishing license;
new text end

new text begin (3) the estimated annual visits by Minnesota-licensed watercrafts to state-owned public
water access sites that contain school trust lands and as a percentage of all visits by
Minnesota-licensed watercrafts using public water access sites;
new text end

new text begin (4) the total number of miles of state-maintained snowmobile trails and all-terrain vehicle
trails that are on school trust lands and as a percentage of total miles of state-operated trails
for each purpose;
new text end

new text begin (5) the total amount of acres of school trust lands located within state parks and recreation
areas and as a percentage of all acres of land in state parks and recreation areas;
new text end

new text begin (6) any other uses of school trust lands for outdoor recreation that include individuals
purchasing a permit or paying a fee for access to the school trust lands and the percentage
of the total permits or fees for that purpose;
new text end

new text begin (7) the estimated cost of posting signage near entrances to school trust lands declaring
that certain portions of the public land that are being used for outdoor recreation is school
trust land; and
new text end

new text begin (8) the estimated cost of updating recreational use maps and other electronic and printed
documents to distinctly label school trust lands that are contained within or are part of state
recreational areas, parks, and trails.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Report to the legislature. new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2026, the school trust lands director
must report the findings in subdivision 1 to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources.
new text end

Sec. 53. new text begin STATE PARK LICENSE PLATE DESIGN CONTEST.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources must hold a license plate design contest to design
a new state park license plate available under Minnesota Statutes, section 168.1295,
subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 54. new text begin RUSTY PATCHED BUMBLE BEE ENDANGERED SPECIES
DESIGNATION; RULEMAKING.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources must amend Minnesota Rules, part 6134.0200,
to designate the rusty patched bumble bee, Bombus affinis, as an endangered species.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may use the good cause exemption under Minnesota Statutes,
section 14.388, subdivision 1, clause (3), to adopt rules under this section, and Minnesota
Statutes, section 14.386, does not apply except as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section
14.388.
new text end

Sec. 55. new text begin MINNESOTA GAS AND OIL RESOURCES TECHNICAL ADVISORY
COMMITTEE.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources must appoint a Minnesota Gas and Oil
Resources Technical Advisory Committee to develop recommendations according to
paragraph (d). The commissioner may appoint representatives from the following entities
to the technical advisory committee:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Pollution Control Agency;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Environmental Quality Board;
new text end

new text begin (3) the Department of Health;
new text end

new text begin (4) the Department of Revenue;
new text end

new text begin (5) the Office of the Attorney General;
new text end

new text begin (6) the University of Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (7) federal agencies.
new text end

new text begin (b) A majority of the committee members must be from state agencies, and all members
must have expertise in at least one of the following areas: environmental review; air quality;
water quality; taxation; mine permitting; mineral, gas, or oil exploration and development;
well construction; law; or other areas related to gas or oil production.
new text end

new text begin (c) Members of the technical advisory committee may not be registered lobbyists.
new text end

new text begin (d) The technical advisory committee must make recommendations to the commissioner
relating to the production of gas and oil in the state to guide the creation of a temporary
regulatory framework that will govern permitting before the rules authorized in Minnesota
Statutes, section 93.514, are adopted. The temporary framework must include
recommendations on statutory and policy changes that govern permitting requirements and
processes, financial assurance, taxation, boring monitoring and inspection protocols,
environmental review, and other topics that provide for gas and oil production to be
conducted in a manner that will reduce environmental impacts to the extent practicable,
mitigate unavoidable impacts, and ensure that the production area is restored to a condition
that protects natural resources and minimizes harm and that any ongoing maintenance
required to protect natural resources is provided. The temporary framework must consider
public testimony from stakeholders and Tribes, and the committee must hold at least one
public meeting on this topic. Recommendations must include draft legislative language.
new text end

new text begin (e) By January 15, 2025, the commissioner must submit to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment
recommendations for statutory and policy changes to facilitate gas and oil exploration and
production in this state and to support the issuance of temporary permits issued under the
temporary framework in a manner that benefits the people of Minnesota while adequately
protecting the state's natural resources.
new text end

new text begin (f) For purposes of this section, "gas" includes both hydrocarbon and nonhydrocarbon
gases. For purposes of this section, "production" includes extraction and beneficiation from
consolidated or unconsolidated formations in the state.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 56. new text begin MANAGEMENT OF KITTSON CENTRAL ELK HERD.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 97B.516, the Department of Natural
Resources may manage the Kittson Central elk herd population to allow for genetic
diversification and herd health. The herd may not be allowed to exceed 130 percent of the
estimated 2023 population under this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of natural resources must work with the Grygla and Kittson elk
working groups, private land owners, local units of government, and Minnesota Tribal
Nations to develop a plan to enhance the size and range of Minnesota's elk population and
provide increased recreational opportunities while maintaining a positive existence for the
long-term management of the population.
new text end

Sec. 57. new text begin REPORT ON OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINNESOTA YOUTH.
new text end

new text begin (a) By March 1, 2025, the commissioner of natural resources must submit a report to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over environment policy and finance on state programs that facilitate
opportunities for Minnesota youth to experience the outdoors, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) the No Child Left Inside program operated under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.976;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) any other program operated by or funded through the Department of Natural Resources
to facilitate opportunities for Minnesota youth to experience the outdoors.
new text end

new text begin (b) The report required by this section must identify gaps in existing programs and must
include recommendations for program and policy changes to increase opportunities to serve
additional Minnesota youth through Outdoor Schools for All legislation or other proposals
designed to increase access to the outdoors for underserved youth.
new text end

Sec. 58. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97B.802, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 103B.101, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Authority to issue penalty orders.

(a) deleted text begin Except as provided under subdivision
12a,
deleted text end The board may issue an order requiring violations to be corrected and administratively
assessing monetary penalties of up to $10,000 per violation for violations of this chapter
and chapters 103C, 103D, 103E, 103F, and 103G, any rules adopted under those chapters,
and any standards, limitations, or conditions established by the board.

(b) Administrative penalties issued by the board under paragraph (a) deleted text begin or subdivision 12a,deleted text end
may be appealed according to section 116.072, if the recipient of the penalty requests a
hearing by notifying the commissioner in writing within 30 days after receipt of the order.
For the purposes of this section, the terms "commissioner" and "agency" as used in section
116.072 mean the board. If a hearing is not requested within the 30-day period, the order
becomes a final order not subject to further review.

(c) Administrative penalty orders issued under paragraph (a) deleted text begin or subdivision 12a,deleted text end may
be enforced under section 116.072, subdivision 9. Penalty amounts must be remitted within
30 days of issuance of the order.

new text begin (d) If the board determines that sufficient steps have been taken to fully resolve
noncompliance, all or part of a penalty issued under this subdivision may be forgiven.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 103B.101, subdivision 12a, is amended to read:


Subd. 12a.

Authority to issue penalty orders; counties and watershed districts.

(a)
A county or watershed district with jurisdiction deleted text begin or the Board of Water and Soil Resourcesdeleted text end
may issue an order requiring violations of the water resources riparian protection requirements
under sections 103F.415, 103F.421, and 103F.48 to be corrected and administratively
assessing monetary penalties up to deleted text begin $500deleted text end new text begin $10,000new text end for noncompliance commencing on day
one of the 11th month after the noncompliance notice was issued. The proceeds collected
from an administrative penalty order issued under this section must be remitted to the county
or watershed district with jurisdiction over the noncompliant site, or otherwise remitted to
the Board of Water and Soil Resources.

(b) Before exercising this authority, the Board of Water and Soil Resources must adopt
a plan containing procedures for the issuance of administrative penalty orders by local
governments and the board as authorized in this subdivisionnew text begin and subdivision 12new text end . This plan,
and any subsequent amendments, deleted text begin will becomedeleted text end new text begin isnew text end effective 30 days after being published in
the State Register. deleted text begin The initial plan must be published in the State Register no later than July
1, 2017.
deleted text end

(c) Administrative penalties may be reissued and appealed under paragraph (a) according
to section 103F.48, subdivision 9.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 103B.101, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Pollinator account created. new text end

new text begin An account is created in the special revenue fund
to support pollinators. Money may be deposited in the account only as required by law.
Money in the account is annually appropriated to the Board of Water and Soil Resources
for activities that support pollinator habitat.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 103B.104, is amended to read:


103B.104 LAWNS TO LEGUMES PROGRAM.

(a) The Board of Water and Soil Resources may provide financial and technical assistance
to plant residential landscapes and community spaces with native vegetation and
pollinator-friendly forbs and legumes to:

(1) protect a diversity of pollinators with declining populations; and

(2) provide additional benefits for water management, carbon sequestration, and landscape
and climate resiliency.

(b) The board must establish criteria for grants or payments awarded under this section.
Grants or payments awarded under this section may give priority consideration for proposals
in areas identified by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as areas where there is a
high potential for rusty patched bumble bees and other priority species to be present.

(c) The board may collaborate with and enter into agreements with federal, state, and
local agencies; Tribal Nations; nonprofit organizations; and contractors to implement and
promote the program.

new text begin (d) Data on individuals who apply for or receive financial or technical assistance to plant
residential landscapes or community spaces under the program are classified as private data
on individuals, as defined by section 13.02, subdivision 12. Section 13.05, subdivision 11,
applies to an agreement between the board and a private person to implement the program.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 103F.48, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Corrective actions.

(a) If the soil and water conservation district determines
a landowner is not in compliance with this section, the district must notify the county or
watershed district with jurisdiction over the noncompliant site and the board. The county
or watershed district with jurisdiction or the board must provide the landowner with a list
of corrective actions needed to come into compliance and a practical timeline to meet the
requirements in this section. The county or watershed district with jurisdiction must provide
a copy of the corrective action notice to the board.

(b) A county or watershed district exercising jurisdiction under this subdivision and the
enforcement authority granted in section 103B.101, subdivision 12a, shall affirm their
jurisdiction and identify the ordinance, rule, or other official controls to carry out the
compliance provisions of this section and section 103B.101, subdivision 12a, by notice to
the board prior to March 31, 2017. A county or watershed district must provide notice to
the board at least 60 days prior to the effective date of a subsequent decision on their
jurisdiction.

(c) If the landowner does not comply with the list of actions and timeline provided, the
county or watershed district may enforce this section under the authority granted in section
103B.101, subdivision 12a, or by rule of the watershed district or ordinance or other official
control of the county. Before exercising administrative penalty authority, a county or
watershed district must adopt a plan consistent with the plan adopted by the board containing
procedures for the issuance of administrative penalty orders and may issue orders beginning
November 1, 2017. If a county or watershed district with jurisdiction over the noncompliant
site has not adopted a plan, rule, ordinance, or official control under this paragraph, the
board must enforce this section under the authority granted in section 103B.101, subdivision
deleted text begin 12adeleted text end
new text begin 12new text end .

(d) If the county, watershed district, or board determines that sufficient steps have been
taken to fully resolve noncompliance, all or part of the penalty may be forgiven.

(e) An order issued under paragraph (c) may be appealed to the board as provided under
subdivision 9.

(f) A corrective action is not required for conditions resulting from a flood or other act
of nature.

(g) A landowner agent or operator of a landowner may not remove or willfully degrade
a riparian buffer or water quality practice, wholly or partially, unless the agent or operator
has obtained a signed statement from the property owner stating that the permission for the
work has been granted by the unit of government authorized to approve the work in this
section or that a buffer or water quality practice is not required as validated by the soil and
water conservation district. Removal or willful degradation of a riparian buffer or water
quality practice, wholly or partially, by an agent or operator is a separate and independent
offense and may be subject to the corrective actions and penalties in this subdivision.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 297A.94, is amended to read:


297A.94 DEPOSIT OF REVENUES.

(a) Except as provided in this section, the commissioner shall deposit the revenues,
including interest and penalties, derived from the taxes imposed by this chapter in the state
treasury and credit them to the general fund.

(b) The commissioner shall deposit taxes in the Minnesota agricultural and economic
account in the special revenue fund if:

(1) the taxes are derived from sales and use of property and services purchased for the
construction and operation of an agricultural resource project; and

(2) the purchase was made on or after the date on which a conditional commitment was
made for a loan guaranty for the project under section 41A.04, subdivision 3.

The commissioner of management and budget shall certify to the commissioner the date on
which the project received the conditional commitment. The amount deposited in the loan
guaranty account must be reduced by any refunds and by the costs incurred by the Department
of Revenue to administer and enforce the assessment and collection of the taxes.

(c) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties, derived
from the taxes imposed on sales and purchases included in section 297A.61, subdivision 3,
paragraph (g), clauses (1) and (4), in the state treasury, and credit them as follows:

(1) first to the general obligation special tax bond debt service account in each fiscal
year the amount required by section 16A.661, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); and

(2) after the requirements of clause (1) have been met, the balance to the general fund.

(d) Beginning with sales taxes remitted after July 1, 2017, the commissioner shall deposit
in the state treasury the revenues collected under section 297A.64, subdivision 1, including
interest and penalties and minus refunds, and credit them to the highway user tax distribution
fund.

(e) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties,
collected under section 297A.64, subdivision 5, in the state treasury and credit them to the
general fund. By July 15 of each year the commissioner shall transfer to the highway user
tax distribution fund an amount equal to the excess fees collected under section 297A.64,
subdivision 5
, for the previous calendar year.

(f) Beginning with sales taxes remitted after July 1, 2017, in conjunction with the deposit
of revenues under paragraph (d), the commissioner shall deposit into the state treasury and
credit to the highway user tax distribution fund an amount equal to the estimated revenues
derived from the tax rate imposed under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, on the lease or
rental for not more than 28 days of rental motor vehicles subject to section 297A.64. The
commissioner shall estimate the amount of sales tax revenue deposited under this paragraph
based on the amount of revenue deposited under paragraph (d).

(g) The commissioner must deposit the revenues derived from the taxes imposed under
section 297A.62, subdivision 1, on the sale and purchase of motor vehicle repair and
replacement parts in the state treasury and credit:

(1) 43.5 percent in each fiscal year to the highway user tax distribution fund;

(2) a percentage to the transportation advancement account under section 174.49 as
follows:

(i) 3.5 percent in fiscal year 2024;

(ii) 4.5 percent in fiscal year 2025;

(iii) 5.5 percent in fiscal year 2026;

(iv) 7.5 percent in fiscal year 2027;

(v) 14.5 percent in fiscal year 2028;

(vi) 21.5 percent in fiscal year 2029;

(vii) 28.5 percent in fiscal year 2030;

(viii) 36.5 percent in fiscal year 2031;

(ix) 44.5 percent in fiscal year 2032; and

(x) 56.5 percent in fiscal year 2033 and thereafter; and

(3) the remainder in each fiscal year to the general fund.

For purposes of this paragraph, "motor vehicle" has the meaning given in section 297B.01,
subdivision 11
, and "motor vehicle repair and replacement parts" includes (i) all parts, tires,
accessories, and equipment incorporated into or affixed to the motor vehicle as part of the
motor vehicle maintenance and repair, and (ii) paint, oil, and other fluids that remain on or
in the motor vehicle as part of the motor vehicle maintenance or repair. For purposes of this
paragraph, "tire" means any tire of the type used on highway vehicles, if wholly or partially
made of rubber and if marked according to federal regulations for highway use.

(h) 81.56 percent of the revenues, including interest and penalties, transmitted to the
commissioner under section 297A.65, must be deposited by the commissioner in the state
treasury as follows:

(1) deleted text begin 50deleted text end new text begin 47.5new text end percent of the receipts must be deposited in the heritage enhancement account
in the game and fish fund, and may be spent only on activities that improve, enhance, or
protect fish and wildlife resources, including conservation, restoration, and enhancement
of land, water, and other natural resources of the state;

(2) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and may
be spent only for state parks and trails;

(3) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and may
be spent only on metropolitan park and trail grants;

(4) three percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and
may be spent only on local trail grants; deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(5) two percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and may
be spent only for the Minnesota Zoological Garden, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory,
and the Duluth Zoodeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (6) 2.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the pollinator account established in
section 103B.101, subdivision 19.
new text end

(i) 1.5 percent of the revenues, including interest and penalties, transmitted to the
commissioner under section 297A.65 must be deposited in a regional parks and trails account
in the natural resources fund and may only be spent for parks and trails of regional
significance outside of the seven-county metropolitan area under section 85.535, based on
recommendations from the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission under
section 85.536.

(j) 1.5 percent of the revenues, including interest and penalties, transmitted to the
commissioner under section 297A.65 must be deposited in an outdoor recreational
opportunities for underserved communities account in the natural resources fund and may
only be spent on projects and activities that connect diverse and underserved Minnesotans
through expanding cultural environmental experiences, exploration of their environment,
and outdoor recreational activities.

(k) The revenue dedicated under paragraph (h) may not be used as a substitute for
traditional sources of funding for the purposes specified, but the dedicated revenue shall
supplement traditional sources of funding for those purposes. Land acquired with money
deposited in the game and fish fund under paragraph (h) must be open to public hunting
and fishing during the open season, except that in aquatic management areas or on lands
where angling easements have been acquired, fishing may be prohibited during certain times
of the year and hunting may be prohibited. At least 87 percent of the money deposited in
the game and fish fund for improvement, enhancement, or protection of fish and wildlife
resources under paragraph (h) must be allocated for field operations.

(l) The commissioner must deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties minus
any refunds, derived from the sale of items regulated under section 624.20, subdivision 1,
that may be sold to persons 18 years old or older and that are not prohibited from use by
the general public under section 624.21, in the state treasury and credit:

(1) 25 percent to the volunteer fire assistance grant account established under section
88.068;

(2) 25 percent to the fire safety account established under section 297I.06, subdivision
3; and

(3) the remainder to the general fund.

For purposes of this paragraph, the percentage of total sales and use tax revenue derived
from the sale of items regulated under section 624.20, subdivision 1, that are allowed to be
sold to persons 18 years old or older and are not prohibited from use by the general public
under section 624.21, is a set percentage of the total sales and use tax revenues collected in
the state, with the percentage determined under Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter
1, article 3, section 39.

(m) The revenues deposited under paragraphs (a) to (l) do not include the revenues,
including interest and penalties, generated by the sales tax imposed under section 297A.62,
subdivision 1a
, which must be deposited as provided under the Minnesota Constitution,
article XI, section 15.

Sec. 7. new text begin SOIL HEALTH APPROPRIATIONS; REPORT.
new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2026, the Board of Water and Soil Resources must submit a report to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over environment and natural resources on the expenditure of money appropriated
for soil health activities under Laws 2023, chapter 60, article 1, section 4, paragraph (k).
new text end

ARTICLE 5

PACKAGING WASTE AND COST REDUCTION ACT

Section 1.

new text begin [115A.144] SHORT TITLE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 115A.144 to 115A.1463 may be cited as the "Packaging Waste and Cost
Reduction Act."
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [115A.1441] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of sections 115A.144 to 115A.1463, the terms
in this section have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Advisory board. new text end

new text begin "Advisory board" or "board" means the Producer
Responsibility Advisory Board established under section 115A.1444.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Brand. new text end

new text begin "Brand" means a name, symbol, word, or mark that identifies a product
and attributes the product and its components, including packaging, to the brand owner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Brand owner. new text end

new text begin "Brand owner" means a person that owns or licenses a brand or
that otherwise has rights to market a product under the brand, whether or not the brand's
trademark is registered.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Collection rate. new text end

new text begin "Collection rate" means the amount of a covered material by
covered materials type collected by service providers and transported for recycling or
composting divided by the total amount of the type of a covered material by covered materials
type sold or distributed into the state by the relevant unit of measurement established in
section 115A.1451.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Compostable material. new text end

new text begin "Compostable material" means a covered material
that:
new text end

new text begin (1) meets, and is labeled to reflect that it meets, the American Society for Testing and
Materials Standard Specification for Labeling of Plastics Designed to be Aerobically
Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities (D6400) or its successor;
new text end

new text begin (2) meets, and is labeled to reflect that it meets, the American Society for Testing and
Materials Standard Specification for Labeling of End Items that Incorporate Plastics and
Polymers as Coatings or Additives with Paper and Other Substrates Designed to be
Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities (D6868) or its successor;
new text end

new text begin (3) is comprised of only wood without any coatings or additives; or
new text end

new text begin (4) is comprised of only paper without any coatings or additives.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Composting. new text end

new text begin "Composting" means the controlled microbial degradation of
source-separated compostable materials to yield a humus-like product.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Composting rate. new text end

new text begin "Composting rate" means the amount of compostable covered
material that is managed through composting, divided by the total amount of compostable
covered material sold or distributed into the state by the relevant unit of measurement
established in section 115A.1451.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Covered entity. new text end

new text begin "Covered entity" means a person or location that receives
covered services for covered materials in accordance with the requirements of this act,
including:
new text end

new text begin (1) a single-family residence;
new text end

new text begin (2) a multifamily residence;
new text end

new text begin (3) a school as defined in sections 120A.22, subdivision 4, and 136A.62, subdivision 3,
clauses (1) and (2); a nonpublic school as defined in section 123B.41, subdivision 9;
postsecondary educational systems as defined in section 119B.011, subdivision 18; a provider
as defined in section 119B.011, subdivision 19; and any other location where education or
child care is provided;
new text end

new text begin (4) a nonprofit corporation with annual revenue of less than $35,000,000; and
new text end

new text begin (5) a state agency, political subdivision, public area, public entity as defined in section
115A.151, or other governmental unit.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Covered material. new text end

new text begin "Covered material" means packaging and paper products
introduced. Covered material does not include exempt materials.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Covered materials type. new text end

new text begin "Covered materials type" means a singular and
specific type of covered material, such as paper, plastic, metal, or glass, that:
new text end

new text begin (1) can be categorized based on distinguishing chemical or physical properties, including
properties that allow a covered materials type to be aggregated into a discrete commodity
category for purposes of reuse, recycling, or composting; and
new text end

new text begin (2) is based on similar uses in the form of a product or package.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Covered services. new text end

new text begin "Covered services" means collecting, transferring,
transporting, sorting, processing, recovering, preparing, or otherwise managing for purposes
of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, or composting. Covered services does not mean any
management method according to section 115A.02, paragraph (b), clauses (4) to (6).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin De minimis producer. new text end

new text begin "De minimis producer" means a person that in their
most recent fiscal year:
new text end

new text begin (1) introduced less than one ton of covered material into this state; or
new text end

new text begin (2) earned global gross revenues of less than $2,000,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Drop-off collection site. new text end

new text begin "Drop-off collection site" means a physical location
where covered materials are accepted from the public and that is open a minimum of 12
hours weekly throughout the year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Environmental impact. new text end

new text begin "Environmental impact" means the impact of a
covered material on human health and the environment from extraction and processing of
the raw materials composing the material through manufacturing; distribution; use; recovery
for reuse, recycling, or composting; and final disposal.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Exempt materials. new text end

new text begin "Exempt materials" means materials, or any portion of
materials, that:
new text end

new text begin (1) are packaging for infant formula, as defined in United States Code, title 21, section
321(z);
new text end

new text begin (2) are packaging for medical food, as defined in United States Code, title 21, section
360ee(b)(3);
new text end

new text begin (3) are packaging for a fortified oral nutritional supplement used by persons who require
supplemental or sole source nutrition to meet nutritional needs due to special dietary needs
directly related to cancer, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, malnutrition, or failure to thrive,
as those terms are defined by the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision;
new text end

new text begin (4) are packaging for a product regulated as a drug or medical device by the United
States Food and Drug Administration, including associated components and consumable
medical equipment;
new text end

new text begin (5) are packaging for a medical equipment or product used in medical settings that is
regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration, including associated
components and consumable medical equipment;
new text end

new text begin (6) are drugs, biological products, parasiticides, medical devices, or in vitro diagnostics
that are used to treat, or that are administered to, animals and are regulated by the United
States Food and Drug Administration under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act,
United States Code, title 21, section 301 et seq., by the United States Department of
Agriculture under the federal Virus-Serum-Toxin Act, United States Code, title 21, section
151 et seq.;
new text end

new text begin (7) are packaging for products regulated by the United States Environmental Protection
Agency under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, United States Code,
title 7, section 136 et seq.;
new text end

new text begin (8) are packaging used to contain liquefied petroleum gas and are designed to be refilled;
new text end

new text begin (9) are paper products used for a newspaper's print publications, including supplements
or enclosures, that include content derived from primary sources related to news and current
events;
new text end

new text begin (10) are paper products used for a magazine's print publication that has a circulation of
less than 95,000 and that primarily includes content derived from primary sources related
to news and current events;
new text end

new text begin (11) are packaging used to contain hazardous or flammable products regulated by the
2012 federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication
Standard, Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, section 1910.1200, that prevent the packaging
from being waste reduced or made reusable, recyclable, or compostable, as determined by
the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (12) are packaging that is being collected and properly managed through a paint
stewardship plan approved under section 115A.1415;
new text end

new text begin (13) are exempt materials, as determined by the commissioner under section 115A.1453,
subdivision 6; or
new text end

new text begin (14) are covered materials that:
new text end

new text begin (i) a producer distributes to another producer;
new text end

new text begin (ii) are subsequently used to contain a product, and the product is distributed to a
commercial or business entity for the production of another product; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) are not introduced to a person other than the commercial or business entity that first
received the product used for the production of another product.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Food packaging. new text end

new text begin "Food packaging" has the meaning given in section 325F.075.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Independent auditor. new text end

new text begin "Independent auditor" means an independent and
actively licensed certified public accountant that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) retained by a producer responsibility organization;
new text end

new text begin (2) not otherwise employed by or affiliated with a producer responsibility organization;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) qualified to conduct an audit under state law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Infrastructure investment. new text end

new text begin "Infrastructure investment" means an investment
by a producer responsibility organization that funds or reimburses a person for:
new text end

new text begin (1) equipment or facilities in which covered materials are prepared for reuse, recycling,
or composting;
new text end

new text begin (2) equipment or facilities used for waste reduction, reuse, recycling, or composting of
covered materials; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the expansion or strengthening of demand for and use of covered materials by
responsible markets in the state or region.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Introduce. new text end

new text begin "Introduce" means to sell, offer for sale, distribute, or use to ship
a product within or into this state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Living wage. new text end

new text begin "Living wage" means the minimum hourly wage necessary to
allow a person working 40 hours per week to afford basic needs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin Needs assessment. new text end

new text begin "Needs assessment" means an assessment conducted
according to section 115A.1450, subdivision 4. Except where the context requires otherwise,
needs assessment means the most recently completed needs assessment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Packaging. new text end

new text begin "Packaging" has the meaning given in section 115A.03 and
includes food packaging. Packaging does not include exempt materials.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 24. new text end

new text begin Paper product. new text end

new text begin "Paper product" means a product made primarily from wood
pulp or other cellulosic fibers but does not include bound books or products that recycling
or composting facilities will not accept because of the unsafe or unsanitary nature of the
paper product. Paper product does not include exempt materials.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 25. new text end

new text begin Postconsumer recycled content. new text end

new text begin "Postconsumer recycled content" means
the amount of postconsumer material used by a producer in the production of a covered
materials type, divided by the total amount of that covered materials type used for products
sold or distributed by the producer in that same calendar year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 26. new text end

new text begin Producer. new text end

new text begin (a) "Producer" means the following person responsible for
compliance with requirements under this act for a covered material introduced:
new text end

new text begin (1) for items sold in or with packaging at a physical retail location in this state:
new text end

new text begin (i) if the item is sold in or with packaging under the brand of the item manufacturer or
is sold in packaging that lacks identification of a brand, the producer is the person that
manufactures the item;
new text end

new text begin (ii) if there is no person to which item (i) applies, the producer is the person that is
licensed to manufacture and sell or offer for sale to consumers in this state an item with
packaging under the brand or trademark of another manufacturer or person;
new text end

new text begin (iii) if there is no person to which item (i) or (ii) applies, the producer is the brand owner
of the item;
new text end

new text begin (iv) if there is no person described in item (i), (ii), or (iii) within the United States, the
producer is the person who is the importer of record for the item into the United States for
use in a commercial enterprise that sells, offers for sale, or distributes the item in this state;
or
new text end

new text begin (v) if there is no person described in items (i) to (iv), the producer is the person that first
distributes the item in or into this state;
new text end

new text begin (2) for items sold or distributed in packaging in or into this state via e-commerce, remote
sale, or distribution:
new text end

new text begin (i) for packaging used to directly protect or contain the item, the producer of the packaging
is the same as the producer identified under clause (1); and
new text end

new text begin (ii) for packaging used to ship the item to a consumer, the producer of the packaging is
the person that packages the item to be shipped to the consumer;
new text end

new text begin (3) for packaging that is a covered material and is not included in clauses (1) and (2),
the producer of the packaging is the person that first distributes the item in or into this state;
new text end

new text begin (4) for paper products that are magazines, catalogs, telephone directories, or similar
publications, the producer is the publisher;
new text end

new text begin (5) for paper products not described in clause (4):
new text end

new text begin (i) if the paper product is sold under the manufacturer's own brand, the producer is the
person that manufactures the paper product;
new text end

new text begin (ii) if there is no person to which item (i) applies, the producer is the person that is the
owner or licensee of a brand or trademark under which the paper product is used in a
commercial enterprise, sold, offered for sale, or distributed in or into this state, whether or
not the trademark is registered in this state;
new text end

new text begin (iii) if there is no person to which item (i) or (ii) applies, the producer is the brand owner
of the paper product;
new text end

new text begin (iv) if there is no person described in item (i), (ii), or (iii) within the United States, the
producer is the person that imports the paper product into the United States for use in a
commercial enterprise that sells, offers for sale, or distributes the paper product in this state;
or
new text end

new text begin (v) if there is no person described in items (i) to (iv), the producer is the person that first
distributes the paper product in or into this state; and
new text end

new text begin (6) a person is the producer of a covered material sold, offered for sale, or distributed
in or into this state, as defined in clauses (1) to (5), except:
new text end

new text begin (i) where another person has mutually signed an agreement with a producer as defined
in clauses (1) to (5) that contractually assigns responsibility to the person as the producer,
and the person has joined a registered producer responsibility organization as the responsible
producer for that covered material under this act. In the event that another person is assigned
responsibility as the producer under this subdivision, the producer under clauses (1) to (5)
must provide written certification of that contractual agreement to the producer responsibility
organization; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) if the producer described in clauses (1) to (5) is a business operated wholly or in part
as a franchise, the producer is the franchisor if that franchisor has franchisees that have a
commercial presence within the state.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Producer" does not include:
new text end

new text begin (1) a state, a federal or state agency, a political subdivision, or other governmental unit;
new text end

new text begin (2) a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization or 501(c)(4) social welfare organization;
new text end

new text begin (3) a de minimis producer;
new text end

new text begin (4) a mill that uses any virgin wood fiber in the products it produces; or
new text end

new text begin (5) a paper mill that produces container board derived from 100 percent postconsumer
recycled content and nonpostconsumer recycled content.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 27. new text end

new text begin Producer responsibility organization. new text end

new text begin "Producer responsibility organization"
means a nonprofit corporation that is tax exempt under chapter 501(c)(3) of the federal
Internal Revenue Code and that is created by a group of producers to implement activities
under this act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 28. new text end

new text begin Recycling. new text end

new text begin "Recycling" has the meaning given in section 115A.03 except that
recycling does not include reuse or composting, as defined in this act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 29. new text end

new text begin Recycling rate. new text end

new text begin "Recycling rate" means the amount of recyclable covered
material, in aggregate or by individual covered materials type, recycled in a calendar year
divided by the total amount of recyclable covered materials sold or distributed into the state
by the relevant unit of measurement established in section 115A.1451.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 30. new text end

new text begin Refill. new text end

new text begin "Refill" means the continued use of a covered material by a consumer
through a system that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) intentionally designed and marketed for repeated filling of a covered material to
reduce demand for new production of the covered material;
new text end

new text begin (2) supported by adequate logistics and infrastructure to provide convenient access for
consumers; and
new text end

new text begin (3) compliant with all applicable federal, state, and local statutes, rules, ordinances, and
other laws governing health and safety.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin Responsible market. new text end

new text begin "Responsible market" means a materials market that:
new text end

new text begin (1) reuses, recycles, composts, or otherwise recovers materials and disposes of
contaminants in a manner that protects the environment and minimizes risks to public health
and worker health and safety;
new text end

new text begin (2) complies with all applicable federal, state, and local statutes, rules, ordinances, and
other laws governing environmental, health, safety, and financial responsibility;
new text end

new text begin (3) possesses all requisite licenses and permits required by a federal or state agency or
political subdivision;
new text end

new text begin (4) if the market operates in the state, manages waste according to the waste management
goal and priority order of waste management practices stated in section 115A.02; and
new text end

new text begin (5) minimizes adverse impacts to environmental justice areas, as defined in section
115A.03.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 32. new text end

new text begin Return rate. new text end

new text begin "Return rate" means the amount of reusable covered material in
aggregate or by individual covered materials type, collected for reuse by a producer or
service provider in a calendar year, divided by the total amount of reusable covered materials
sold or distributed into the state by the relevant unit of measurement established in section
115A.1451.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 33. new text end

new text begin Reusable. new text end

new text begin "Reusable" means capable of reuse.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 34. new text end

new text begin Reuse. new text end

new text begin "Reuse" means the return of a covered material to the marketplace and
the continued use of the covered material by a producer or service provider when the covered
material is:
new text end

new text begin (1) intentionally designed and marketed to be used multiple times for its original intended
purpose without a change in form;
new text end

new text begin (2) designed for durability and maintenance to extend its useful life and reduce demand
for new production of the covered material;
new text end

new text begin (3) supported by adequate logistics and infrastructure at a retail location, by a service
provider, or on behalf of or by a producer, that provides convenient access for consumers;
and
new text end

new text begin (4) compliant with all applicable federal, state, and local statutes, rules, ordinances, and
other laws governing health and safety.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 35. new text end

new text begin Reuse rate. new text end

new text begin "Reuse rate" means the share of units of a reusable covered
material sold or distributed into the state in a calendar year that are demonstrated and deemed
reusable in accordance with an approved stewardship plan under section 115A.1451.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 36. new text end

new text begin Service provider. new text end

new text begin "Service provider" means an entity that provides covered
services for covered materials. A political subdivision that provides or that contracts or
otherwise arranges with another party to provide covered services for covered materials
within its jurisdiction may be a service provider regardless of whether it provided, contracted
for, or otherwise arranged for similar services before the approval of the applicable
stewardship plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 37. new text end

new text begin Third-party certification. new text end

new text begin "Third-party certification" means certification by
an accredited independent organization that a standard or process required by this act, or
by a stewardship plan approved under this act, has been achieved.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 38. new text end

new text begin This act. new text end

new text begin "This act" means sections 115A.144 to 115A.1463.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 39. new text end

new text begin Toxic substance. new text end

new text begin "Toxic substance" means hazardous waste, a problem
material, a chemical or chemical class regulated under section 115A.965, 116.943, 325F.075,
or 325F.172 to 325F.179, or a chemical of high concern identified under section 116.9402.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 40. new text end

new text begin Waste reduction or source reduction. new text end

new text begin "Waste reduction" or "source reduction"
has the meaning given in section 115A.03, except that waste reduction or source reduction
does not include reuse, but does include refill, as defined in this act.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [115A.1442] ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Producers must implement and finance a statewide program for packaging and paper
products in accordance with this act that encourages redesign to reduce the environmental
impacts and human health impacts and that reduces generation of covered materials waste
through waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting and by providing for the collection,
transportation, and processing of used covered materials for reuse, recycling, and composting.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [115A.1443] REGISTRATION OF PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY
ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Annual registration. new text end

new text begin (a) By January 1, 2025, producers must appoint a
producer responsibility organization. The producer responsibility organization must register
with the commissioner by July 1, 2026, and each January 1 thereafter by submitting the
following:
new text end

new text begin (1) contact information for a person responsible for implementing an approved
stewardship plan;
new text end

new text begin (2) a list of all member producers that have entered into written agreements to operate
under an approved stewardship plan administered by the producer responsibility organization
and, for each producer, a list of all brands of the producer's covered materials introduced;
new text end

new text begin (3) copies of written agreements with each producer stating that the producer agrees to
operate under an approved stewardship plan administered by the producer responsibility
organization;
new text end

new text begin (4) a list of current board members and the executive director if different from the person
responsible for implementing an approved stewardship plan; and
new text end

new text begin (5) documentation demonstrating adequate financial responsibility and financial controls
to ensure proper management of funds and payment of the registration fee required under
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (b) Following the approval of the initial producer responsibility organization and the
initial stewardship plan, if more than a single producer responsibility organization is
established, the producers and producer responsibility organizations must establish a
coordinating body and process to prevent redundancy. The coordinating body must integrate:
new text end

new text begin (1) stewardship plans of all producer responsibility organizations into a single stewardship
plan that implements all requirements of this act and encompasses all producers when
submitted to the commissioner for approval; and
new text end

new text begin (2) annual reports of all producer responsibility organizations into a single annual report
that covers all requirements of this act and encompasses all producers when submitted to
the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Registration fee. new text end

new text begin (a) Beginning January 1, 2029, as part of its annual registration
with the commissioner, a producer responsibility organization must submit to the
commissioner a registration fee, as determined by the commissioner. By October 1, 2028,
and annually thereafter, the commissioner must provide written notice to registered producer
responsibility organizations in writing of the amount of the registration fee. If there is more
than one registered producer responsibility organization, the coordinating body described
in subdivision 1, paragraph (b), must equitably apportion payment of the registration fee
between all registered producer responsibility organizations. The registration fee must be
set at an amount anticipated to in the aggregate meet but not exceed the commissioner's
estimate of the costs required to perform the commissioner's duties as described in section
115A.1445 and to otherwise administer, implement, and enforce this act.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must annually reconcile the fees paid by a producer responsibility
organization under this subdivision with the actual costs incurred by the agency by means
of credits or refunds to or additional payments required of a producer responsibility
organization, as applicable.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Initial producer responsibility organization registration; implementation
fee.
new text end

new text begin (a) By January 1, 2025, producers must appoint a producer responsibility organization.
The producer responsibility organization must register by January 1, 2025, with the
commissioner by submitting the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) contact information for a person responsible for implementing an approved
stewardship plan;
new text end

new text begin (2) a list of current member producers that have entered into written agreements to
operate under an approved stewardship plan administered by the producer responsibility
organization;
new text end

new text begin (3) a plan for recruiting additional member producers and executing written agreements
confirming producers will operate under an approved stewardship plan administered by the
producer responsibility organization;
new text end

new text begin (4) a list of current board members and the executive director if different than the person
responsible for implementing approved stewardship plans; and
new text end

new text begin (5) documentation demonstrating adequate financial responsibility and financial controls
to ensure proper management of funds and payment of the implementation fee required
under paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, the commissioner may not allow
registration of more than one producer responsibility organization under this section before
the first stewardship plan approved by the commissioner expires. If more than one producer
responsibility organization applies to register under this section before the first stewardship
plan is approved by the commissioner, the commissioner must select the producer
responsibility organization that will represent producers until the first stewardship plan
expires and, if applicable, must return the fee paid by applicants who are not selected. When
selecting a producer responsibility organization, the commissioner must consider whether
the producer responsibility organization:
new text end

new text begin (1) has a governing board consisting of producers that represent a diversity of covered
materials introduced; and
new text end

new text begin (2) demonstrates adequate financial responsibility and financial controls to ensure proper
management of funds.
new text end

new text begin (c) By February 15, 2025, and annually until February 15, 2028, the commissioner must
provide written notice to the producer responsibility organization of the commissioner's
estimates of the cost required to perform the commissioner's duties as described in section
115A.1445. The producer responsibility organization must remit payment in full for these
costs to the commissioner within 45 days of receipt of this notice. The producer responsibility
organization may charge each member producer a fee according to each producer's unit-,
weight-, volume-, or sales-based market share or by another method it determines to be an
equitable determination of each producer's payment obligation, so that the aggregate fees
charged to member producers is sufficient to pay the commissioner's estimated costs in full.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Requirement for additional producer responsibility organizations. new text end

new text begin After
the first stewardship plan approved by the commissioner expires, the commissioner may
allow registration of more than one producer responsibility organization if:
new text end

new text begin (1) producers of a covered materials type or a specific covered material appoint a producer
responsibility organization; or
new text end

new text begin (2) producers organize under additional producer responsibility organizations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Registration of service providers. new text end

new text begin By January 1, 2025, and annually thereafter,
a service provider seeking reimbursement for services provided under an approved
stewardship plan according to section 115A.1451 must register with the commissioner by
submitting the following information:
new text end

new text begin (1) the contact information for a person representing the service provider;
new text end

new text begin (2) the address of the service provider; and
new text end

new text begin (3) if applicable to services provided, a report of the total amount billed for collection
for covered entities, processing services, and transfer station operations provided during
the preceding calendar year and, when possible, values must be separated for collection,
transfer, and processing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Disposition of fees. new text end

new text begin All fees received under this section must be deposited in
the state treasury and credited to the product stewardship account under section 115A.1463.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [115A.1444] ESTABLISHMENT OF PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY
ADVISORY BOARD.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The Producer Responsibility Advisory Board is established
to review all activities conducted by producer responsibility organizations under this act
and to advise the commissioner and producer responsibility organizations regarding the
implementation of this act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) By January 1, 2025, the commissioner must establish and
appoint the initial membership of the advisory board. The membership of the board must
consist of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) two members representing manufacturers of covered materials or a statewide or
national trade association representing those manufacturers;
new text end

new text begin (2) two members representing recycling facilities that manage covered materials;
new text end

new text begin (3) one member representing a waste hauler or a statewide association representing waste
haulers;
new text end

new text begin (4) one member representing retailers of covered materials or a statewide trade association
representing those retailers;
new text end

new text begin (5) one member representing a statewide nonprofit environmental organization;
new text end

new text begin (6) one member representing a community-based nonprofit environmental justice
organization;
new text end

new text begin (7) one member representing a waste facility that receives and sorts covered materials
and transfers them to another facility for reuse, recycling, or composting;
new text end

new text begin (8) one member representing a waste facility that receives compostable materials for
composting or a statewide trade association that represents such facilities;
new text end

new text begin (9) two members representing an entity that develops or offers for sale covered materials
that are designed for reuse or refill and maintained through a reuse or refill system or
infrastructure or a statewide or national trade association that represents such entities;
new text end

new text begin (10) three members representing organizations of political subdivisions, with at least
one member representing a political subdivision outside the metropolitan area;
new text end

new text begin (11) two members representing other interested parties or additional members of interests
represented under clauses (1) to (10) as determined by the commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (12) one member representing the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) In making appointments under paragraph (a), the commissioner:
new text end

new text begin (1) may not appoint members who are state legislators or registered lobbyists;
new text end

new text begin (2) may not appoint members who are employees of a producer required to be members
of a producer responsibility organization in this state under this act; and
new text end

new text begin (3) must endeavor to appoint members from all regions of the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Terms; removal. new text end

new text begin A member of the advisory board appointed under subdivision
2, paragraph (a), clause (12), serves at the pleasure of the commissioner. All other members
serve for a term of four years, except that the initial term for nine of the initial appointees
must be two years so that membership terms are staggered. Members may be reappointed
but may not serve more than eight consecutive years. The removal of members and filling
of vacancies is governed by section 15.059, subdivision 4. Except as otherwise provided,
chapter 15 does not apply to the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Compensation. new text end

new text begin Members of the board must be compensated according to
section 15.059, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Quorum. new text end

new text begin A majority of the voting board members constitutes a quorum. If
there is a vacancy in the membership of the board, a majority of the remaining voting
members of the board constitutes a quorum.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Voting. new text end

new text begin Action by the advisory board requires a quorum and a majority of those
present and voting. All members of the advisory board, except the member appointed under
subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (12), are voting members of the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The advisory board must meet at least two times per year and may
meet more frequently upon ten days' written notice at the request of the chair or a majority
of its members.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Open meetings. new text end

new text begin Meetings of the board must comply with chapter 13D.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin At its initial meeting, and every two years thereafter, the advisory board
must elect a chair and vice-chair from among its members.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Administrative and operating support. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must provide
administrative and operating support to the advisory board, including compensation in
accordance with subdivision 4, and may contract with a third-party facilitator to assist in
administering the activities of the advisory board, including establishing a website or landing
page on the agency website.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Conflict of interest policies. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must assist the advisory board
in developing policies and procedures governing the disclosure of actual or perceived
conflicts of interest that advisory board members may have as a result of their employment
or financial holdings with respect to themselves or family members. Each advisory board
member is responsible for reviewing the conflict of interest policies and procedures. An
advisory board member must disclose any instance of actual or perceived conflicts of interest
at each meeting of the advisory board at which recommendations regarding stewardship
plans, programs, operations, or activities are made by the advisory board.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [115A.1445] COMMISSIONER RESPONSIBILITIES.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must:
new text end

new text begin (1) appoint the initial membership of the advisory board by January 1, 2025, as required
under section 115A.1444;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide administrative and operating support to the advisory board, as required under
section 115A.1444, subdivision 10;
new text end

new text begin (3) complete a preliminary assessment by December 31, 2025, and complete an initial
needs assessment by December 31, 2026, and update the needs assessment every five years
thereafter, as required under section 115A.1450;
new text end

new text begin (4) approve stewardship plans and amendments to stewardship plans according to section
115A.1451;
new text end

new text begin (5) provide lists established according to the requirements of section 115A.1453 to all
producer responsibility organizations by July 1, 2028;
new text end

new text begin (6) establish statewide requirements as required under section 115A.1451, subdivision
7;
new text end

new text begin (7) post on the agency's website:
new text end

new text begin (i) the most recent registration materials submitted by producer responsibility
organizations, including all information submitted under section 115A.1443, subdivision
1, paragraph (a), clauses (1), (2), and (4);
new text end

new text begin (ii) a list of registered service providers;
new text end

new text begin (iii) the most recent needs assessments;
new text end

new text begin (iv) any stewardship plan or amendment submitted by a producer responsibility
organization under section 115A.1451 that is in draft form during the public comment
period;
new text end

new text begin (v) the most recent lists established as required under section 115A.1453;
new text end

new text begin (vi) the list of exempt materials and covered materials exempt from performance targets
and statewide requirements as approved in the stewardship plan;
new text end

new text begin (vii) links to producer responsibility organization websites;
new text end

new text begin (viii) comments of the public, advisory board, and producer responsibility organizations
on the documents listed in items (iii) to (vi), and, if any, the responses of the commissioner
to those comments; and
new text end

new text begin (ix) links to adopted rules implementing this act;
new text end

new text begin (8) provide producer responsibility organizations with information regarding Minnesota
and federal laws that prohibit toxic substances in covered materials, toxic substances'
potential environmental impacts and human health impacts, and best practices to reduce
intentionally added toxic substances as identified in the needs assessment;
new text end

new text begin (9) approve the selection of independent auditors to perform an annual financial audit
of each producer responsibility organization; and
new text end

new text begin (10) consider and respond in writing to all written comments received from the advisory
board.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [115A.1446] PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ADVISORY BOARD
RESPONSIBILITIES.
new text end

new text begin The Producer Responsibility Advisory Board must:
new text end

new text begin (1) convene its initial meeting by March 1, 2025;
new text end

new text begin (2) consult with the commissioner regarding the scope of the needs assessments and
provide written comments on needs assessments, as required under section 115A.1450,
subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (3) advise on the development of stewardship plans and amendments to stewardship
plans under section 115A.1451;
new text end

new text begin (4) submit comments to producer responsibility organizations and to the commissioner
on any matter relevant to the administration of this act;
new text end

new text begin (5) provide written comments to the commissioner during any rulemaking process
undertaken by the commissioner under section 115A.1459; and
new text end

new text begin (6) comply with all other applicable requirements of this act.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [115A.1447] PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ORGANIZATION
RESPONSIBILITIES.
new text end

new text begin A producer responsibility organization must:
new text end

new text begin (1) register with the commissioner, as required under section 115A.1443;
new text end

new text begin (2) submit a stewardship plan to the commissioner by October 1, 2028, and every five
years thereafter, as required under section 115A.1451;
new text end

new text begin (3) implement stewardship plans approved by the commissioner under section 115A.1451;
new text end

new text begin (4) forward upon receipt from the commissioner the lists established under section
115A.1453 to all service providers that participate in a stewardship plan administered by
the producer responsibility organization;
new text end

new text begin (5) collect producer fees as required under section 115A.1454;
new text end

new text begin (6) submit the reports required under section 115A.1456;
new text end

new text begin (7) ensure that producers operating under a stewardship plan administered by the producer
responsibility organization comply with the requirements of the stewardship plan and with
this act;
new text end

new text begin (8) expel a producer from the producer responsibility organization if efforts to return
the producer to compliance with the plan or with the requirements of this act are unsuccessful;
new text end

new text begin (9) notify the commissioner when a producer has been expelled;
new text end

new text begin (10) consider and respond in writing to comments received from the advisory board,
including justifications for not incorporating board recommendations;
new text end

new text begin (11) provide producers with information regarding state and federal laws that prohibit
substances in covered materials, including sections 115A.965, 116.943, 325F.075, 325F.172
to 325F.179, and all laws prohibiting toxic substances in covered materials;
new text end

new text begin (12) maintain a website under section 115A.1457;
new text end

new text begin (13) notify the commissioner within 30 days of a change made to the contact information
for a person responsible for implementing the stewardship plan, to board membership, or
to the executive director;
new text end

new text begin (14) assist service providers to identify and use responsible markets;
new text end

new text begin (15) reimburse service providers in a timely manner using applicable reimbursement
rates; and
new text end

new text begin (16) comply with all other applicable requirements of this act.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [115A.1448] PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITIES.
new text end