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HF 3924

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2020 03:45pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; establishing grant program for pilot projects to encourage
and increase composting in multifamily buildings; appropriating money; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [115A.5591] COMPOSTING; MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS;
COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section, "multifamily building" means
an apartment facility containing four or more dwelling units, each to be rented by a person
or family for use as a residence.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must establish a competitive
grant program to provide financial assistance to develop and implement pilot projects that
encourage and increase composting by residents of multifamily buildings in areas where
compost is not collected at curbside. Each grant must include an educational component on
the methods and benefits of composting.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Eligible applicants. new text end

new text begin A grant may be awarded under this section to:
new text end

new text begin (1) a political subdivision;
new text end

new text begin (2) an owner of a multifamily building; or
new text end

new text begin (3) an organization that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must develop forms and procedures for
soliciting and reviewing applications for grants under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Eligible expenditures. new text end

new text begin Appropriations made to support the activities of this
section may be used only to:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide grants as specified in this section; and
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new text begin (2) reimburse the reasonable expenses of the Pollution Control Agency in administering
the grant program.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of the Pollution Control Agency to make grants for pilot projects that encourage composting
by residents of multifamily buildings under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.5591. This
is a onetime appropriation.
new text end