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SF 1001

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to appropriations; appropriating money for environment, natural
resources, and agriculture; modifying disposition of certain revenue and funds;
modifying certain grant and loan requirements; modifying use of Minnesota
grown label; modifying and creating certain funds and accounts; eliminating
the aquatic pest control license; modifying permit and safeguard requirements;
modifying and establishing certain fees and surcharges; creating a food
safety and defense task force; providing for NextGen energy; establishing an
off-highway vehicle safety and conservation program; modifying decorative
bough provisions; modifying percentage of gasoline use attributable to all-terrain
vehicles; modifying trail designation requirements; eliminating sunset of
sustainable forest resources provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006,
sections 16A.531, subdivision 1a; 17.03, subdivision 3; 17.101, subdivision 2;
17.102, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, by adding subdivisions; 17.117, subdivisions 5a, 5b;
18B.33, subdivision 1; 18B.34, subdivision 1; 18B.345; 18C.305, by adding a
subdivision; 18E.03, subdivision 4; 28A.082, subdivision 1; 41B.03, subdivision
1; 41B.043, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 41B.046, subdivision 4; 41B.047; 41B.055;
41B.06; 41C.05, subdivision 2; 84.025, subdivision 9; 84.026, subdivision 1;
84.0855, subdivisions 1, 2; 84.780; 84.927, subdivision 2; 84D.13, subdivision 7;
86B.415, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; 86B.706, subdivision 2; 88.642, subdivision
1; 88.6435, subdivision 1; 89.22, subdivision 2; 97A.071, subdivision 2;
97A.075; 97A.475, subdivision 7; 97C.081, subdivision 3; 168.013, subdivisions
1d, 1g, 8; 296A.18, subdivision 4; Laws 2003, chapter 128, article 1, section 169;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 28A; 41A; 84;
84D; 89; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 17.109; 18B.315; 18C.425,
subdivision 5; 41B.043, subdivision 1a; 89A.11; 93.2236.

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

ARTICLE 1

ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND AGRICULTURE

APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text begin SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
in this article.
new text end

new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 192,961,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 197,484,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 390,445,000
new text end
new text begin State Government Special
Revenue
new text end
new text begin 48,000
new text end
new text begin 48,000
new text end
new text begin 96,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 59,725,000
new text end
new text begin 59,922,000
new text end
new text begin 119,647,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 80,233,000
new text end
new text begin 80,012,000
new text end
new text begin 160,245,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 83,335,000
new text end
new text begin 85,332,000
new text end
new text begin 168,667,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 11,504,000
new text end
new text begin 11,574,000
new text end
new text begin 23,078,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin State Land and Water
Conservation Account
(LAWCON)
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin Environment and Natural
Resources Trust Fund
new text end
new text begin 22,866,000
new text end
new text begin 22,866,000
new text end
new text begin 45,732,000
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 451,372,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 457,438,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 908,810,000
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND AGRICULTURE
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 "2008" and "2009" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, or
June 30, 2009, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2008. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2009. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2008 and 2009. Appropriations for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2007, are effective the day following final enactment.
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 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginPOLLUTION 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 95,811,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 96,167,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 25,022,000
new text end
new text begin 25,111,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 48,000
new text end
new text begin 48,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 59,725,000
new text end
new text begin 59,922,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 11,016,000
new text end
new text begin 11,086,000
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 Water
new text end

new text begin 37,513,000
new text end
new text begin 37,471,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 19,151,000
new text end
new text begin 19,179,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 48,000
new text end
new text begin 48,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 18,314,000
new text end
new text begin 18,244,000
new text end

new text begin $2,348,000 the first year and $2,348,000
the second year are for the clean water
partnership program. Any balance remaining
in the first year does not cancel and
is available for the second year. This
appropriation may be used for grants to
local units of government for the purpose
of restoring impaired waters listed under
section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water
Act in accordance with adopted total
maximum daily loads (TMDL's), including
implementation of approved clean water
partnership diagnostic study work plans that
will assist in restoration of such impaired
waters.
new text end

new text begin $335,000 the first year and $335,000 the
second year are for community technical
assistance and education, including grants
and technical assistance to communities for
local and basinwide water quality protection.
new text end

new text begin $405,000 the first year and $405,000 the
second year are for individual sewage
treatment system (ISTS) administration and
grants. Of this amount, $86,000 each year
is for assistance to counties through grants
for ISTS program administration. Any
unexpended balance in the first year does not
cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin $480,000 the first year and $480,000 the
second year are from the environmental
fund to address the need for continued
increased activity in the areas of new
technology review, technical assistance
for local governments, and enforcement
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 115.55
to 115.58, and to complete the requirements
of Laws 2003, chapter 128, article 1, section
165. Of this amount, $48,000 each year is for
administration of individual septic tank fees.
new text end

new text begin $10,570,000 the first year and $10,570,000
the second year are to implement the
requirements of Minnesota Statutes, chapter
114D. Of this amount, $1,860,000 each
year is for statewide assessments of surface
water quality and trends and $8,710,000
each year is to develop TMDL's and TMDL
implementation plans for waters listed on
the United States Environmental Protection
Agency approved impaired waters list.
new text end

new text begin $1,035,000 the first year and $1,035,000
the second year are to provide regulatory
services to the ethanol, mining, and other
developing economic sectors. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin $2,324,000 the first year and $2,324,000
the second year are for grants to delegated
counties to administer the county feedlot
program. Distribution of the funds must
be conducted according to the following
three-part formula:
new text end

new text begin (1) Number of feedlots in the county: 60
percent of the total appropriation must
be distributed according to the number of
feedlots that are required to be registered in
the county. Grants awarded under this clause
must be matched with a combination of local
cash and in-kind contributions.
new text end

new text begin (2) Minimum program requirements: 25
percent of the total appropriation must be
distributed based on the county (i) conducting
an annual number of inspections at feedlots
that is equal to or greater than seven percent
of the total number of registered feedlots that
are required to be registered in the county;
and (ii) meeting noninspection minimum
program requirements as identified in the
county feedlot work plan form. Counties that
do not meet the inspection requirement must
not receive 50 percent of the eligible funding
under this clause. Counties must receive
funding under this clause according to a
scoring system checklist administered by the
agency. The commissioner, in consultation
with the Minnesota Association of County
Feedlot Officers executive team, shall make
a final decision regarding any appeal by a
county regarding the terms and conditions
of this clause.
new text end

new text begin (3) Performance credits: 15 percent of
the total appropriation must be distributed
according to work that has been done by
the counties during the fiscal year. The
amount must be determined by the number
of performance credits a county accumulates
during the year based on a performance
credit matrix jointly agreed upon by the
commissioner in consultation with the
Minnesota Association of County Feedlot
Officers executive team. To receive an award
under this clause, the county must meet the
requirements of clause (2)(i) and achieve
90 percent of the requirements according to
clause (2)(ii). The rate of reimbursement
per performance credit item must not exceed
$200. Delegated counties are eligible for a
minimum grant of $7,500. To receive the
full $7,500 amount, a county must meet the
requirements under clause (2). Nondelegated
counties that apply for delegation shall
receive a grant prorated according to the
number of full quarters remaining in the
program year from the date of commissioner
approval of the delegation. Funds for awards
to any newly delegated counties must be
made out of the appropriation reserved
for this clause. The commissioner, in
consultation with the Minnesota Association
of County Feedlot Officers executive team,
may decide to use funds reserved for this
clause in an amount not to exceed five
percent of the total annual appropriation
for initiatives to enhance existing delegated
county feedlot programs, information and
education, or technical assistance efforts
to reduce feedlot related pollution hazards.
Any funds remaining after distribution under
clauses (1) and (2) must be transferred
for purposes of this clause. Any money
remaining after the first year is available for
the second year.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered
under contract on or before June 30, 2009,
for clean water partnership, individual
sewage treatment systems (ISTS), Minnesota
River, total maximum daily loads (TMDL's),
stormwater contracts or grants, and local and
basinwide water quality protection contracts
or grants in this subdivision are available
until June 30, 2011.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Air
new text end

new text begin 11,003,000
new text end
new text begin 11,270,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,140,000
new text end
new text begin 1,140,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 9,863,000
new text end
new text begin 10,130,000
new text end

new text begin Up to $150,000 the first year and $150,000
the second year may be transferred from the
environmental fund to the small business
environmental improvement loan account
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
116.993.
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for a monitoring program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116.454.
new text end

new text begin $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for monitoring ambient air for hazardous
pollutants in the metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin $1,140,000 the first year and $1,140,000
the second year are to provide regulatory
services to the ethanol, mining, and other
developing economic sectors. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Land
new text end

new text begin 18,081,000
new text end
new text begin 18,151,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 7,065,000
new text end
new text begin 7,065,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 11,016,000
new text end
new text begin 11,086,000
new text end

new text begin All money for environmental response,
compensation, and compliance in the
remediation fund not otherwise appropriated
is appropriated to the commissioners of the
Pollution Control Agency and agriculture
for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section
115B.20, subdivision 2, clauses (1), (2),
(3), (6), and (7). At the beginning of each
fiscal year, the two commissioners shall
jointly submit an annual spending plan to
the commissioner of finance that maximizes
the utilization of resources and appropriately
allocates the money between the two
departments. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2009.
new text end

new text begin $3,616,000 the first year and $3,616,000
the second year are transferred from the
petroleum tank fund to the remediation fund
for appropriation to the commissioner for
purposes of the leaking underground storage
tank program to protect the land.
new text end

new text begin $252,000 the first year and $252,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund to
be transferred to the Department of Health
for health assessments, drinking water
advisories, and public information activities
for areas contaminated by hazardous releases.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Multimedia
new text end

new text begin 5,154,000
new text end
new text begin 5,186,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,113,000
new text end
new text begin 3,145,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 2,041,000
new text end
new text begin 2,041,000
new text end

new text begin $825,000 the first year and $825,000 the
second year are to provide regulatory
services to the ethanol, mining, and other
developing economic sectors. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered
under contract on or before June 30, 2009, for
total maximum daily load (TMDL) contracts
or grants are available until June 30, 2011.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Environmental Assistance
new text end

new text begin 22,442,000
new text end
new text begin 22,442,000
new text end

new text begin $14,000,000 each year is from the
environmental fund for SCORE block grants
to counties.
new text end

new text begin Any unencumbered grant and loan balances
in the first year do not cancel but are available
for grants and loans in the second year.
new text end

new text begin All money deposited in the environmental
fund for the metropolitan solid waste landfill
fee under Minnesota Statutes, section
473.843, and not otherwise appropriated, is
appropriated to the agency for the purposes
of Minnesota Statutes, section 473.844.
new text end

new text begin $119,000 the first year and $119,000 the
second year are from the environmental
fund for environmental assistance grants
or loans under Minnesota Statutes, section
115A.0716.
new text end

new text begin $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to promote the use of alternative fuels; reduce
pollutant emissions and greenhouse gases;
increase efficiency of transportation fleets;
and accelerate transition to cleaner energy
sources. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered
under contract on or before June 30,
2009, for environmental assistance grants
awarded under Minnesota Statutes, section
115A.0716, and for technical and research
assistance under Minnesota Statutes,
section 115A.152, technical assistance
under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.52,
and pollution prevention assistance under
Minnesota Statutes, section 115D.04, are
available until June 30, 2011.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Administrative Support
new text end

new text begin 1,618,000
new text end
new text begin 1,647,000
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may transfer money from
the environmental fund to the remediation
fund as necessary for the purposes of the
remediation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116.155, subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginNATURAL 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 240,686,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 246,216,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 82,015,000
new text end
new text begin 85,770,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 75,036,000
new text end
new text begin 74,814,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 83,335,000
new text end
new text begin 85,332,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin 200,000
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 Land and Mineral Resources
Management
new text end

new text begin 11,559,000
new text end
new text begin 11,561,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 6,445,000
new text end
new text begin 9,415,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 3,551,000
new text end
new text begin 551,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 1,363,000
new text end
new text begin 1,395,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end

new text begin $475,000 the first year and $475,000 the
second year are for iron ore cooperative
research. Of this amount, $200,000 the
first year is from the minerals management
account in the natural resources fund and
$275,000 the first year is from the general
fund. $237,500 the first year and $237,500
the second year are available only as matched
by $1 of nonstate money for each $1 of state
money. The match may be cash or in-kind.
new text end

new text begin $86,000 the first year and $86,000 the
second year are for minerals cooperative
environmental research, of which $43,000
the first year and $43,000 the second year are
available only as matched by $1 of nonstate
money for each $1 of state money. The
match may be cash or in-kind.
new text end

new text begin $2,800,000 the first year is from the minerals
management account in the natural resources
fund for use as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 93.2236, paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are from the state forest suspense
account in the permanent school fund to
accelerate land exchanges, land sales, and
commercial leasing of school trust lands and
to identify, evaluate, and lease construction
aggregate located on school trust lands. This
appropriation is to be used for securing
maximum long-term economic return
from the school trust lands consistent with
fiduciary responsibilities and sound natural
resources conservation and management
principles.
new text end

new text begin $2,896,000 the second year is for
management of state-administered mineral
resources.
new text end

new text begin $701,000 the first year and $701,000 the
second year are to support the land records
management system. Of this amount,
$326,000 the first year and $326,000 the
second year are from the game and fish fund
and $375,000 the first year and $375,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Water Resources Management
new text end

new text begin 13,169,000
new text end
new text begin 13,354,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 12,889,000
new text end
new text begin 13,074,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 280,000
new text end
new text begin 280,000
new text end

new text begin $210,000 the first year and $210,000 the
second year are for grants for up to 50
percent of the cost of implementing the Red
River mediation agreement.
new text end

new text begin $65,000 the first year and $65,000 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.
new text end

new text begin $5,000 the first year and $5,000 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.
new text end

new text begin $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are for the construction of ring
dikes under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.161. The ring dikes may be publicly
or privately owned. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin $773,000 the first year and $773,000 the
second year are a onetime appropriation
for the purpose of addressing surface
and groundwater issues related to the
development and expansion of ethanol
production.
new text end

new text begin $820,000 the first year and $820,000 the
second year are to support the identification
of impaired waters and develop plans to
address those impairments, as required by
the federal Clean Water Act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Forest Management
new text end

new text begin 43,973,000
new text end
new text begin 44,355,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 25,683,000
new text end
new text begin 25,698,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 18,033,000
new text end
new text begin 18,393,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 257,000
new text end
new text begin 264,000
new text end

new text begin $7,217,000 the first year and $7,217,000
the second year are for prevention,
presuppression, and suppression costs of
emergency firefighting and other costs
incurred under Minnesota Statutes, section
88.12. If the appropriation for either
year is insufficient to cover all costs of
presuppression and suppression, the amount
necessary to pay for these costs during the
biennium is appropriated from the general
fund.
new text end

new text begin By November 15 of each year, the
commissioner of natural resources shall
submit a report to the chairs of the house
and senate committees and divisions having
jurisdiction over environment and natural
resources finance, identifying all firefighting
costs incurred and reimbursements received
in the prior fiscal year. These appropriations
may not be transferred. Any reimbursement
of firefighting expenditures made to the
commissioner from any source other than
federal mobilizations shall be deposited into
the general fund.
new text end

new text begin $18,033,000 the first year and $18,393,000
the second year are from the forest
management investment account in the
natural resources fund for only the purposes
specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
89.039, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin $1,180,000 the first year and $780,000 the
second year are for the Forest Resources
Council for implementation of the
Sustainable Forest Resources Act. Of this
amount, $200,000 is available in the first
year as a onetime appropriation to conduct a
study of options and make recommendations
to the legislature for addressing the
fragmentation and parcelization of large
blocks of private forest land in the state
and $200,000 is available in the first year
as a onetime appropriation for the Forest
Resources Research Advisory Committee
under Minnesota Statutes, section 89A.08,
to provide direction on research topics
recommended by the Governor's Task Force
on the Competitiveness of Minnesota's
Primary Forest Products Industry.
new text end

new text begin $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
second year are for the FORIST timber
management information system, other
information systems, and for increased
forestry management.
new text end

new text begin $257,000 the first year and $264,000 the
second year are from the game and fish
fund to implement ecological classification
systems (ECS) standards on forested
landscapes. This appropriation is from
revenue deposited in the game and fish fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (e), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
the second year are for general fund
investments in forest management. Of
this amount, $1,500,000 the first year and
$1,500,000 the second year are to support
additional technical and cost-share assistance
to nonindustrial private forest (NIPF)
landowners and $500,000 the first year and
$500,000 the second year are to address
escalating land asset management demands,
such as boundary disputes, access easements,
and sale, exchange, and acquisition of forest
lands.
new text end

new text begin $55,000 the first year and $55,000 the
second year are to develop and implement
a statewide information and education
campaign regarding the proposed statewide
ban on the transport, storage, or use of
nonapproved firewood on state-administered
lands.
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for forest road maintenance in support
of all-terrain vehicle trails.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Parks and Recreation Management
new text end

new text begin 35,194,000
new text end
new text begin 36,012,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 20,613,000
new text end
new text begin 20,976,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 14,581,000
new text end
new text begin 15,036,000
new text end

new text begin $640,000 the first year and $640,000 the
second year are from the water recreation
account in the natural resources fund for state
park water access projects.
new text end

new text begin $3,996,000 the first year and $3,996,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for state park and recreation area
operations. This appropriation is from the
revenue deposited in the natural resources
fund under Minnesota Statutes, section
297A.94, paragraph (e), clause (2).
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for park maintenance work, resource
management projects, and conservation
education for park users.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Trails and Waterways Management
new text end

new text begin 28,712,000
new text end
new text begin 28,917,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,798,000
new text end
new text begin 1,818,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 24,795,000
new text end
new text begin 24,905,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 2,119,000
new text end
new text begin 2,194,000
new text end

new text begin $7,924,000 the first year and $7,924,000
the second year are from the snowmobile
trails and enforcement account in the natural
resources fund for snowmobile grants-in-aid.
The additional money under this paragraph
may be used for new grant-in-aid trails. Any
unencumbered balance does not cancel at the
end of the first year and is available for the
second year.
new text end

new text begin $1,140,000 the first year and $1,132,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for off-highway vehicle grants-in-aid.
Of this amount, $790,000 the first year
and $882,000 the second year are from the
all-terrain vehicle account; $150,000 each
year is from the off-highway motorcycle
account; and $200,000 the first year and
$100,000 the second year are from the
off-road vehicle account. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin $261,000 the first year and $261,000 the
second year are from the water recreation
account in the natural resources fund for a
safe harbor program on Lake Superior.
new text end

new text begin $742,000 the first year and $760,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for state trail operations. This
appropriation is from the revenue deposited
in the natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (e),
clause (2).
new text end

new text begin $32,000 the first year and $107,000 the
second year are from the game and fish
fund for expenditures on water access sites
according to the requirements of the federal
sport and fish restoration program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Fish and Wildlife Management
new text end

new text begin 60,580,000
new text end
new text begin 62,952,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,463,000
new text end
new text begin 3,513,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 1,876,000
new text end
new text begin 1,876,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 55,241,000
new text end
new text begin 56,563,000
new text end

new text begin $410,000 the first year and $418,000 the
second year are for resource population
surveys in the 1837 treaty area. Of this
amount, $274,000 the first year and $288,000
the second year are from the game and fish
fund.
new text end

new text begin $8,061,000 the first year and $8,167,000
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 (e), clause (1). Of this amount,
$575,000 the first year and $575,000 the
second year are for accelerating programs
and efforts to preserve, restore, and enhance
grassland/wetland complexes on public and
private lands. Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, this appropriation
may be used for hunter and angler recruitment
and retention and public land user facilities.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
84.943, $13,000 the first year and $13,000
the second year from the critical habitat
private sector matching account may be used
to publicize the critical habitat license plate
match program.
new text end

new text begin $8,000 the first year and $8,000 the second
year are appropriated from the game and
fish fund for transfer to the wild turkey
management account for purposes specified
in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.075,
subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin $108,000 the first year and $108,000 the
second year are from the game and fish
fund for costs associated with administering
fishing contest permits.
new text end

new text begin $132,000 the first year and $132,000 the
second year are to accelerate wildlife health
programs and to prevent the spread of
disease from livestock and poultry to the
wildlife population. $66,000 of this amount
is permanent.
new text end

new text begin $575,000 the first year and $575,000 the
second year are for accelerating programs
and efforts to preserve, restore, and enhance
grassland/wetland complexes on public and
private lands.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are from the game and fish fund
to expand the roadsides for wildlife program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Ecological Services
new text end

new text begin 13,554,000
new text end
new text begin 15,377,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 5,399,000
new text end
new text begin 5,457,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 4,273,000
new text end
new text begin 5,969,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 3,882,000
new text end
new text begin 3,951,000
new text end

new text begin $1,194,000 the first year and $1,227,000 the
second year are from the nongame wildlife
management account in the natural resources
fund for the purpose of 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 information, education,
and promotion.
new text end

new text begin $1,588,000 the first year and $1,588,000
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 (e), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin $710,000 the first year and $2,050,000 the
second year are from the invasive species
account and $75,000 the first year and
$400,000 the second year are from the
game and fish fund for law enforcement
and water access inspection to prevent
the spread of invasive species, grants to
manage invasive plants in public waters, and
management of terrestrial invasive species
on state-administered lands.
new text end

new text begin $85,000 the first year and $85,000 the
second year are a onetime appropriation
for the purpose of addressing surface
and groundwater issues related to the
development and expansion of ethanol
production.
new text end

new text begin $810,000 the first year and $810,000 the
second year are to support the identification
of impaired waters and develop plans to
address those impairments, as required by
the federal Clean Water Act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Enforcement
new text end

new text begin 30,221,000
new text end
new text begin 30,897,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,536,000
new text end
new text begin 3,592,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 7,163,000
new text end
new text begin 7,320,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 19,422,000
new text end
new text begin 19,885,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin $1,082,000 the first year and $1,082,000 the
second year are from the water recreation
account in the natural resources fund for
grants to counties for boat and water safety.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund
for solid waste enforcement activities under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116.073.
new text end

new text begin $315,000 the first year and $315,000 the
second year are from the snowmobile
trails and enforcement account in the
natural resources fund for grants to local
law enforcement agencies for snowmobile
enforcement activities.
new text end

new text begin $1,164,000 the first year and $1,164,000
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 (e), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin $225,000 the first year and $225,000
the second year are from the natural
resources fund for grants to county law
enforcement agencies for off-highway
vehicle enforcement and public education
activities based on off-highway vehicle use
in the county. Of this amount, $213,000 each
year is from the all-terrain vehicle account,
$11,000 each year is from the off-highway
motorcycle account, and $1,000 each year
is from the off-road vehicle account. The
county enforcement agencies may use
money received under this appropriation
to make grants to other local enforcement
agencies within the county that have a high
concentration of off-highway vehicle use. Of
this appropriation, $25,000 each year is for
administration of these grants.
new text end

new text begin $15,000 the first year is from the off-highway
motorcycle account in the natural resources
fund to produce an interactive CD-ROM
training tool for the off-highway motorcycle
education and training program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.791.
new text end

new text begin $15,000 the first year and $5,000 the second
year are from the off-road vehicle account
in the natural resources fund to establish
the off-road vehicle environment and safety
education and training program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.8015.
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year and $225,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for grants to qualifying off-highway
vehicle organizations to assist in safety and
environmental education and monitoring
trails on public lands. Of this appropriation,
$25,000 each year is for administration of
these grants.
new text end

new text begin Overtime must be distributed to conservation
officers at historical levels; however, a
reasonable reduction or addition may be
made to the officer's allocation, if justified,
based on an individual officer's workload. If
funding for enforcement is reduced because
of an unallotment, the overtime bank may be
reduced in proportion to reductions made in
other areas of the budget.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Operations Support
new text end

new text begin 3,724,000
new text end
new text begin 3,791,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,189,000
new text end
new text begin 2,227,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 484,000
new text end
new text begin 484,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 1,051,000
new text end
new text begin 1,080,000
new text end

new text begin $270,000 the first year and $270,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for grants to be divided equally between
the city of St. Paul for the Como Zoo
and Conservatory and the city of Duluth
for the Duluth Zoo. This appropriation
is from the revenue deposited to the fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (e), clause (5).
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,369,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,728,000
new text end

new text begin $4,102,000 the first year and $4,102,000 the
second year are for natural resources block
grants to local governments. The board may
reduce the amount of the natural resources
block grant to a county by an amount equal to
any reduction in the county's general services
allocation to a soil and water conservation
district from the county's previous year
allocation when the board determines that
the reduction was disproportionate. Grants
must be matched with a combination of local
cash or in-kind contributions. The base grant
portion related to water planning must be
matched by an amount that would be raised
by a levy under Minnesota Statutes, section
103B.3369.
new text end

new text begin $3,566,000 the first year and $3,566,000 the
second year are for grants to soil and water
conservation districts for general purposes,
nonpoint engineering, and implementation
of the reinvest in Minnesota conservation
reserve program. Upon approval of the
board, expenditures may be made from these
appropriations for supplies and services
benefiting soil and water conservation
districts.
new text end

new text begin $3,285,000 the first year and $3,285,000
the second year are for grants to soil and
water conservation districts for cost-sharing
contracts for erosion control and water
quality management. Of this amount, at least
$1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the
second year are for grants for cost-sharing
contracts for water quality management on
feedlots. Any unencumbered balance in the
board's program of grants does not cancel
at the end of the first year and is available
for the second year for the same grant
program. This appropriation is available
until expended. If the appropriation in either
year is insufficient, the appropriation in the
other year is available for it.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Red
River Basin Commission to develop a Red
River basin plan and to coordinate water
management activities in the states and
provinces bordering the Red River. The
unencumbered balance in the first year does
not cancel but is available for the second
year.
new text end

new text begin $105,000 the first year and $105,000
the second year are for a grant to Area
II, Minnesota River Basin Projects,
for floodplain management, including
administration of programs. If the
appropriation in either year is insufficient, the
appropriation in the other year is available
for it.
new text end

new text begin $5,450,000 the first year and $5,450,000
the second year are for implementation of
the Clean Water Legacy Act as follows:
$1,500,000 each year is for targeted
nonpoint restoration cost-share and incentive
payments, of which up to $1,400,000 each
year is available for grants. The grant funds
are available until expended; $2,000,000
each year is for targeted nonpoint restoration
and protection and technical, compliance,
and engineering assistance activities,
of which up to $1,700,000 each year is
available for grants; $200,000 each year is
for reporting and evaluating applied soil
and water conservation practices; $750,000
each year is for grants to implement
county individual sewage treatment system
programs; and $1,000,000 each year is for
grants to support local nonpoint source
protection activities related to lake and
river protection and management. All of
the money appropriated in this paragraph
as grants to local governments shall be
administered through the Board of Water
and Soil Resources' local water resources
protection and management program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.3369.
new text end

new text begin $1,060,000 the first year and $1,060,000 the
second year may be spent for the following
purposes to support implementation of the
Wetland Conservation Act: $500,000 each
year is to make grants to local units of
governments to improve response to major
wetland violations; $500,000 each year is for
staffing to provide adequate state oversight
and technical support to local governments
administering the Wetland Conservation
Act; and $60,000 each year is for staff to
monitor and enforce wetland replacement
and wetland bank sites.
new text end

new text begin $60,000 is to develop a comprehensive
state wetland restoration vision and plan.
This is a onetime appropriation. All of
the money appropriated in this paragraph
as grants to local governments shall be
administered through the Board of Water
and Soil Resources' local water resources
protection and management program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.3369.
new text end

new text begin $450,000 in the first year and $800,000
the second year are to implement
recommendations of the Drainage Work
Group to enhance public drainage and
modernization as follows: $150,000 the first
year is to develop guidelines for drainage
records preservation and modernization;
$500,000 the second year is for cost-share
grants to local governments for records
modernization; and $300,000 each year
is to provide assistance to local drainage
management officials and to update the
Minnesota Public Drainage Manual. All of
the money appropriated in this paragraph
as grants to local governments shall be
administered through the Board of Water
and Soil Resources' local water resources
protection and management program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.3369.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginZOOLOGICAL BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,950,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,078,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 6,813,000
new text end
new text begin 6,940,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 137,000
new text end
new text begin 138,000
new text end

new text begin $137,000 the first year and $138,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund from the revenue deposited under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (e), clause (5). This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginSCIENCE MUSEUM OF
MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,870,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,870,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 3,300,000
new text end
new text begin 3,300,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 4,570,000
new text end
new text begin 4,570,000
new text end

new text begin $3,300,000 the first year and $3,300,000
the second year are for metropolitan area
regional parks maintenance and operations.
new text end

new text begin $4,570,000 the first year and $4,570,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for metropolitan area regional parks
and trails maintenance and operations. This
appropriation is from the revenue deposited
in the natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (e),
clause (3).
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginMINNESOTA CONSERVATION
CORPS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 840,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 840,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 350,000
new text end
new text begin 350,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 490,000
new text end
new text begin 490,000
new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Conservation Corps may
receive money appropriated from the
natural resources fund under this section
only as provided in an agreement with the
commissioner of natural resources.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginLEGISLATIVE-CITIZEN
COMMISSION ON MINNESOTA
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 23,366,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 28,866,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin State Land and
Water Conservation
Account
(LAWCON)
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin Environment and
Natural Resources
Trust Fund
new text end
new text begin 22,866,000
new text end
new text begin 22,866,000
new text end

new text begin $22,866,000 from the trust fund and
$500,000 from the state land and water
conservation account the first year and
$22,866,000 from the trust fund the second
year are available for projects and programs
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P,
and the Minnesota Constitution, article XI,
section 14.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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 47,028,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 47,262,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 46,640,000
new text end
new text begin 46,874,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 388,000
new text end
new text begin 388,000
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 Protection Services
new text end

new text begin 14,677,000
new text end
new text begin 14,795,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 14,289,000
new text end
new text begin 14,407,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 388,000
new text end
new text begin 388,000
new text end

new text begin $388,000 the first year and $388,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund
for administrative funding for the voluntary
cleanup program.
new text end

new text begin $800,000 the first year and $800,000 the
second year are for research, evaluation,
and effectiveness monitoring of agricultural
practices in restoring impaired waters.
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year and $200,000
the second year are for management and
coordination activities that contribute
to restoring impaired waters, including
technical assistance in the development of
total maximum daily load (TMDL) plans.
new text end

new text begin $263,000 the first year and $267,000 the
second year are for additional invasive
species control activities.
new text end

new text begin $90,000 the first year and $92,000 the second
year are for additional meat inspection
activities.
new text end

new text begin $346,000 the first year and $205,000 the
second year are for electronic inspection
system costs for dairy and food inspections.
new text end

new text begin $120,000 the first year and $123,000 the
second year are for emergency planning
activities.
new text end

new text begin $141,000 the first year and $143,000 the
second year are for livestock premise
identification activities that increase the
state's ability to respond to animal health
emergencies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Agricultural Marketing and
Development
new text end

new text begin 6,082,000
new text end
new text begin 6,156,000
new text end

new text begin $136,000 the first year and $136,000 the
second year are for transfer to the Minnesota
grown account and may be used as grants
for Minnesota grown promotion under
Minnesota Statutes, section 17.102. Grants
may be made for one year. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the
appropriations encumbered under contract
on or before June 30, 2009, for Minnesota
grown grants in this paragraph are available
until June 30, 2011. The balance in the
Minnesota grown matching account in the
agricultural fund is canceled to the Minnesota
grown account in the agricultural fund and
the Minnesota grown matching account is
abolished.
new text end

new text begin $80,000 the first year and $80,000 the
second year are for grants to farmers for
demonstration projects involving sustainable
agriculture as authorized in Minnesota
Statutes, section 17.116. Of the amount
for grants, up to $20,000 may be used for
dissemination of information about the
demonstration projects. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the
appropriations encumbered under contract
on or before June 30, 2009, for sustainable
agriculture grants in this paragraph are
available until June 30, 2011.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year and $100,000
the second year are to provide training
and technical assistance to county and
town officials relating to livestock siting
issues and local zoning and land use
planning, including a checklist template that
would clarify the federal, state, and local
government requirements for consideration
of an animal agriculture modernization
or expansion project. In developing the
training and technical assistance program,
the commissioner may seek assistance from
the local planning assistance center of the
Department of Administration and shall seek
guidance, advice, and support of livestock
producer organizations, general agricultural
organizations, local government associations,
academic institutions, other government
agencies, and others with expertise in land
use and agriculture.
new text end

new text begin $103,000 the first year and $106,000 the
second year are for additional integrated pest
management activities.
new text end

new text begin $1,250,000 the first year and $1,250,000
the second year are for the agricultural best
management practices loan program. At
least $1,000,000 each year is available for
pass-thru to local governments and lenders
for low-interest loans.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Value-Added Agricultural Products
new text end

new text begin 20,268,000
new text end
new text begin 20,268,000
new text end

new text begin $15,168,000 the first year and $15,168,000
the second year are for ethanol producer
payments under Minnesota Statutes, section
41A.09. If the total amount for which
all producers are eligible in a quarter
exceeds the amount available for payments,
the commissioner shall make payments
on a pro rata basis. If the appropriation
exceeds the total amount for which all
producers are eligible in a fiscal year for
scheduled payments and for deficiencies
in payments during previous fiscal years,
the balance in the appropriation is available
to the commissioner for value-added
agricultural programs, including the product
processing and marketing grant program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 17.101,
subdivision 5. The appropriation remains
available until spent.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for ethanol combustion
efficiency grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 41A.09, subdivision 9.
new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000 the
second year are for grants to promote the
installation of gasification technologies and
to lessen dependency on fossil energy. This
appropriation is available until spent. For
the purpose of this paragraph, "gasification"
means the conversion of a feedstock
(biomass) to a combustible gas. The process
is completed via thermal decomposition of
organics in the absence of or with very small
amounts of air. Grants shall be awarded by
the commissioner of agriculture according to
the recommendations of a panel consisting
of six people with expertise related to the
subject who will examine applications. Each
of the following individuals shall appoint a
member to the panel:
new text end

new text begin (1) commissioner of agriculture;
new text end

new text begin (2) commissioner of commerce;
new text end

new text begin (3) commissioner of employment and
economic development;
new text end

new text begin (4) commissioner of the Pollution Control
Agency;
new text end

new text begin (5) the majority leader of the senate; and
new text end

new text begin (6) the speaker of the house.
new text end

new text begin Grants shall be awarded in a competitive
process adopted by the commissioner with
advice from the panel. A grant shall pay
up to 20 percent of the total project cost,
with a minimum of $50,000 and a maximum
of $500,000 award to each applicant. At
least 25 projects shall be granted. Investor
cost-share must be at least 50 percent and
applicant's facilities must be at least 51
percent Minnesota-owned. Projects must
have a qualified engineer certification on
the technology and fuel source. Grantees
shall provide reports at the request of the
commissioner. The commissioner's costs in
administering the program may be paid from
the appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administration and Financial
Assistance
new text end

new text begin 6,001,000
new text end
new text begin 6,043,000
new text end

new text begin $1,005,000 the first year and $1,005,000
the second year are for continuation of
the dairy development and profitability
enhancement and dairy business planning
grant programs established under Laws
1997, chapter 216, section 7, subdivision
2, and Laws 2001, First Special Session
chapter 2, section 9, subdivision 2, and to
administer a dairy investment tax credit
program. The commissioner may allocate
the available sums among permissible
activities, including efforts to improve the
quality of milk produced in the state in the
proportions that the commissioner deems
most beneficial to Minnesota's dairy farmers.
The commissioner must submit a work plan
detailing plans for expenditures under this
program to the chairs of the house and senate
committees dealing with agricultural policy
and budget on or before the start of each
fiscal year. If significant changes are made
to the plans in the course of the year, the
commissioner must notify the chairs.
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second
year are for grants to the Northern Crops
Institute. The appropriation may be spent to
purchase equipment.
new text end

new text begin $19,000 the first year and $19,000 the
second year are for grants to the Minnesota
Livestock Breeders Association.
new text end

new text begin Aid payments to county and district
agricultural societies and associations
under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02,
subdivision 1, shall be disbursed not later
than July 15. These payments are the amount
of aid owed by the state for an annual fair
held in the previous calendar year.
new text end

new text begin $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the second
year are for annual grants to the Northern
Minnesota Forage-Turf Seed Advisory
Committee for basic and applied research on
the improved production of forage and turf
seed related to new and improved varieties.
The grant recipient may subcontract with a
qualified third party for some or all of the
basic and applied research.
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are for grants to Second Harvest
Heartland on behalf of Minnesota's six
Second Harvest food banks for the purchase
of milk for distribution to Minnesota's food
shelves and other charitable organizations
that are eligible to receive food from the food
banks. Milk purchased under the grants must
be acquired from Minnesota milk processors
and based on low-cost bids. The milk must be
allocated to each Second Harvest food bank
serving Minnesota according to the formula
used in the distribution of United States
Department of Agriculture commodities
under the Emergency Food Assistance
Program (TEFAP). Second Harvest
Heartland must submit quarterly reports
to the commissioner on forms prescribed
by the commissioner. The reports must
include, but are not limited to, information
on the expenditure of funds, the amount
of milk purchased, and the organizations
to which the milk was distributed. Second
Harvest Heartland may enter into contracts
or agreements with food banks for shared
funding or reimbursement of the direct
purchase of milk. Each food bank receiving
money from this appropriation may use up to
two percent of the grant for administrative
expenses.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for transfer to the Board of
Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities for mental health counseling
support to farm families and business
operators through farm business management
programs at Central Lakes College and
Ridgewater College.
new text end

new text begin $18,000 the first year and $18,000 the
second year are for grants to the Minnesota
Horticultural Society.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginBOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,452,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,411,000
new text end

new text begin $448,000 in the first year and $363,000 in
the second year are for bovine tuberculosis
eradication and surveillance in cattle herds.
$159,000 of this amount is permanent.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginAGRICULTURAL UTILIZATION
RESEARCH INSTITUTE
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end

ARTICLE 2

ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND AGRICULTURE POLICY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16A.531, subdivision 1a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 1a.

Revenues.

The following revenues must be deposited in the
environmental fund:

(1) all revenue from the motor vehicle transfer fee imposed under section 115A.908;

(2) all fees collected under section 116.07, subdivision 4d;

(3) all money collected by the Pollution Control Agency in enforcement matters
as provided in section 115.073;

(4) all revenues from license fees for individual sewage treatment systems under
section 115.56;

(5) all loan repayments deposited under section 115A.0716;

(6) all revenue from pollution prevention fees imposed under section 115D.12;

(7) all loan repayments deposited under section 116.994;

(8) all fees collected under section 116C.834;

(9) revenue collected from the solid waste management tax pursuant to chapter 297H;

(10) fees collected under section 473.844; deleted text beginanddeleted text end

(11) interest accrued on the fundnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (12) money received in the form of gifts, grants, reimbursement, or appropriation
from any source for any of the purposes provided in subdivision 2, except federal grants
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Cooperation with federal agencies.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner shall cooperate
with the government of the United States, with financial agencies created to assist in the
development of the agricultural resources of this state, and so far as practicable may use
the facilities provided by the existing state departments and the various state and local
organizations. This subdivision is intended to relate to every function and duty which
devolves upon the commissioner.

new text begin (b) The commissioner may apply for, receive, and disburse federal funds made
available to the state by federal law or regulation for any purpose related to the powers
and duties of the commissioner. All money received by the commissioner under this
paragraph shall be deposited in the state treasury and is appropriated to the commissioner
for the purposes for which it was received. Money received under this paragraph does not
cancel and is available for expenditure according to federal law. The commissioner may
contract with and enter into grant agreements with persons, organizations, educational
institutions, firms, corporations, other state agencies, and any agency or instrumentality of
the federal government to carry out agreements made with the federal government relating
to the expenditure of money under this paragraph. Bid requirements under chapter 16C do
not apply to contracts under this paragraph.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.101, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Agricultural development grants and contracts.

In order to carry out
the duties in subdivision 1, the commissioner, in addition to whatever other resources
the department may commit, shall make grants and enter into contracts to fulfill the
obligations of subdivision 1. The commissioner may enter into partnerships or seek gifts to
carry out subdivision 1. The commissioner may contract with, among others, agricultural
commodity organizations, the University of Minnesota, and agriculture related businesses
to fulfill the duties. The commissioner shall make permanent rules for the administration
of these grants and contracts. The rules shall specify at a minimum:

(a) eligibility criteria;

(b) application procedures;

(c) provisions for application review and project approval;

(d) provisions for program monitoring and review for all approved grants and
contracts; and

(e) other provisions the commissioner finds necessary.

Contracts entered into by the commissioner pursuant to this subdivision shall not
exceed 75 percent of the cost of the project supported by the commissioner's grant. In
any deleted text beginbienniumdeleted text endnew text begin yearnew text end, no organization shall receive more than $70,000 in grants from the
commissioner.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.102, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment and use of label.

(a) The commissioner shall
establish a "Minnesota grown" logo or labeling statement for use in identifying
agricultural products that are grown, new text beginraised, new text endprocessed, or manufactured in this state.
The commissioner may develop labeling statements that apply to specific marketing or
promotional needs. One version of a labeling statement must identify food products
certified as organically grown in this state. The Minnesota grown logo or labeling
statement may be used on deleted text beginraw agriculturaldeleted text end products only if 80 percent or more of the
agricultural product is produced in this state.

(b) The Minnesota grown logo or labeling statement may not be used without
a license from the commissioner except that wholesalers and retailers may use the
Minnesota grown logo and labeling statement for displaying and advertising products that
qualify for use of the Minnesota grown logo or labeling statement.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.102, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

License.

A person may not use the Minnesota grown logo or labeling
without an annual license from the commissioner. The commissioner shall issue licenses
for a fee of deleted text begin$5deleted text endnew text begin $20new text end.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.102, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Minnesota grown account.

The Minnesota grown account is established
as an account in the agricultural fund. License fee receipts and penalties collected under
this section must be deposited in the agricultural fund and credited to the Minnesota grown
account. The money in the account is continuously appropriated to the commissioner deleted text beginto
implement and enforce this section and to promote the Minnesota grown logo and labeling
deleted text endnew text begin
for the direct costs of implementing the Minnesota grown program
new text end.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.102, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Funding sources. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota grown account shall consist of
license fees, penalties, advertising revenue, revenue from the development and sale of
promotional materials, gifts, and appropriations.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.102, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4b. new text end

new text begin Appropriations must be matched by private funds. new text end

new text begin Appropriations
from the Minnesota grown account may be expended only to the extent that they are
matched with contributions to the account from private sources on a basis of at least $1
of private contributions to each $4 of state money. For the purposes of this subdivision,
"private contributions" includes, but is not limited to, license fees, penalties, advertising
revenue, revenue from the development and sale of promotional materials, and gifts.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.117, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Agricultural and environmental revolving accounts.

(a) There
shall be established in the deleted text beginagriculturaldeleted text end new text beginspecial revenue new text endfund revolving accounts to
receive appropriations, transfers of the balances from previous appropriations for the
activities under this section, and money from other sources. All balances from previous
appropriations for activities under this section and repayments of loans granted under this
section, including principal and interest, must be deposited into the appropriate revolving
account created in this subdivision or the account created in subdivision 13. Interest
earned in an account accrues to that account.

(b) The money in the revolving accounts and the account created in subdivision 13 is
appropriated to the commissioner for the purposes of this section.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 17.117, subdivision 5b, is amended to read:


Subd. 5b.

Application fee.

The commissioner may impose a nonrefundable
application fee of $50 for each loan issued under the program. The fees must be credited
to the agricultural best management practices administration account, which is hereby
established in the deleted text beginagriculturaldeleted text end new text beginspecial revenue new text endfund. Interest earned in the account accrues
to the account. Money in the account and interest earned in the accounts established
in the agricultural fund under subdivision 5a are appropriated to the commissioner for
administrative expenses of the program.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 18B.33, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

(a) A person may not apply a pesticide for hire
without a commercial applicator license for the appropriate use categories or a structural
pest control license deleted text beginor aquatic pest control licensedeleted text end.

deleted text begin (b) A person with a commercial applicator license may not apply pesticides on
or into surface waters without an aquatic pest control license under section deleted text begin18B.315deleted text end,
except an aquatic pest control license is not required for licensed commercial applicators
applying pesticides for the purposes of:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) pest control on cultivated wild rice;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) mosquito and black fly control operations;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) pest control on rights-of-way;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) aerial pest control operations for emergent vegetation control;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) aerial application of piscicides; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) pest control for silvicultural operations.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endA commercial applicator licensee must have a valid license identification card
when applying pesticides for hire and must display it upon demand by an authorized
representative of the commissioner or a law enforcement officer. The commissioner shall
prescribe the information required on the license identification card.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 18B.34, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

(a) Except for a licensed commercial applicator,
certified private applicator, deleted text begina licensed aquatic pest control applicator,deleted text end or licensed structural
pest control applicator, a person, including a government employee, may not use a
restricted use pesticide in performance of official duties without having a noncommercial
applicator license for an appropriate use category.

deleted text begin (b) A licensed noncommercial applicator may not apply pesticides into or on surface
waters without an aquatic pest control license, except an aquatic pest control license is not
required for licensed noncommercial applicators applying pesticides for the purposes of:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) mosquito and black fly control operations;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) pest control on rights-of-way;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) pest control operations for purple loosestrife control;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) application of piscicides; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) pest control for silvicultural operations.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endA licensee must have a valid license identification card when applying
pesticides and must display it upon demand by an authorized representative of the
commissioner or a law enforcement officer. The license identification card must contain
information required by the commissioner.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 18B.345, is amended to read:


18B.345 PESTICIDE APPLICATION ON GOLF COURSES.

(a) Application of a pesticide to the property of a golf course must be performed by:

(1) a structural pest control applicator;new text begin or
new text end

(2) a commercial or noncommercial pesticide applicator with appropriate use
certificationdeleted text begin; ordeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (3) an aquatic pest control applicator.
deleted text end

(b) Pesticides determined by the commissioner to be sanitizers and disinfectants are
exempt from the requirements in paragraph (a).

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 18C.305, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin A permit and safeguard is not required for agricultural
commodity producers who store, on their own property, for their own use, no more than
6,000 gallons of liquid commercial fertilizer.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 18E.03, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Fee.

(a) The response and reimbursement fee consists of the surcharges and
any adjustments made by the commissioner in this subdivision and shall be collected by
the commissioner. The amount of the response and reimbursement fee shall be determined
and imposed annually by the commissioner as required to satisfy the requirements in
subdivision 3. The commissioner shall adjust the amount of the surcharges imposed in
proportion to the amount of the surcharges listed in this subdivision. License application
categories under paragraph (d) must be charged in proportion to the amount of surcharges
imposed up to a maximum of 50 percent of the license fees set under chapters 18B and
18C.

(b) The commissioner shall impose a surcharge on pesticides registered under
chapter 18B to be collected as a surcharge on the registration application fee under
section 18B.26, subdivision 3, that is equal to 0.1 percent of sales of the pesticide in the
state and sales of pesticides for use in the state during the previous calendar year, except
the surcharge may not be imposed on pesticides that are sanitizers or disinfectants as
determined by the commissioner. No surcharge is required if the surcharge amount based
on percent of annual gross sales is less than $10. The registrant shall determine when and
which pesticides are sold or used in this state. The registrant shall secure sufficient sales
information of pesticides distributed into this state from distributors and dealers, regardless
of distributor location, to make a determination. Sales of pesticides in this state and sales
of pesticides for use in this state by out-of-state distributors are not exempt and must be
included in the registrant's annual report, as required under section 18B.26, subdivision 3,
paragraph (c), and fees shall be paid by the registrant based upon those reported sales.
Sales of pesticides in the state for use outside of the state are exempt from the surcharge in
this paragraph if the registrant properly documents the sale location and the distributors.

(c) The commissioner shall impose a ten cents per ton surcharge on the inspection
fee under section 18C.425, subdivision 6, for fertilizers, soil amendments, and plant
amendments.

(d) The commissioner shall impose a surcharge on the license application of persons
licensed under chapters 18B and 18C consisting of:

(1) a $75 surcharge for each site where pesticides are stored or distributed, to
be imposed as a surcharge on pesticide dealer application fees under section 18B.31,
subdivision 5
;

(2) a $75 surcharge for each site where a fertilizer, plant amendment, or soil
amendment is distributed, to be imposed on persons licensed under sections 18C.415
and 18C.425;

(3) a $50 surcharge to be imposed on a structural pest control applicator license
application under section 18B.32, subdivision 6, for business license applications only;

(4) a $20 surcharge to be imposed on commercial applicator license application fees
under section 18B.33, subdivision 7; new text beginand
new text end

(5) a $20 surcharge to be imposed on noncommercial applicator license application
fees under section 18B.34, subdivision 5, except a surcharge may not be imposed on a
noncommercial applicator that is a state agency, political subdivision of the state, the
federal government, or an agency of the federal governmentdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.new text end

deleted text begin (6) a $20 surcharge to be imposed on aquatic pest control licenses under section
deleted text begin18B.315deleted text end.
deleted text end

(e) A $1,000 fee shall be imposed on each site where pesticides are stored and sold
for use outside of the state unless:

(1) the distributor properly documents that it has less than $2,000,000 per year in
wholesale value of pesticides stored and transferred through the site; or

(2) the registrant pays the surcharge under paragraph (b) and the registration fee
under section 18B.26, subdivision 3, for all of the pesticides stored at the site and sold for
use outside of the state.

(f) Paragraphs (c) to (e) apply to sales, licenses issued, applications received for
licenses, and inspection fees imposed on or after July 1, 1990.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 28A.082, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fees; application.

The fees for review of food handler facility floor
plans under the Minnesota Food Code are based upon the square footage of the structure
being newly constructed, remodeled, or converted. The fees for the review shall be:

square footage
review fee
0 - 4,999
.
$
deleted text begin 156.25 deleted text end new text begin 200.00
new text end
5,000 - 24,999
.
$
deleted text begin 218.75 deleted text end new text begin 275.00
new text end
25,000 plus
.
$
deleted text begin 343.75 deleted text end new text begin 425.00
new text end

The applicant must submit the required fee, review application, plans, equipment
specifications, materials lists, and other required information on forms supplied by the
department at least 30 days prior to commencement of construction, remodeling, or
conversion.

Sec. 17.

new text begin [28A.21] FOOD SAFETY AND DEFENSE TASK FORCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The Food Safety and Defense Task Force is
established to advise the commissioner and the legislature on food issues and food safety.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The Food Safety and Defense Task Force consists of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's designee;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner of health or the commissioner's designee;
new text end

new text begin (3) a representative of the United States Food and Drug Administration;
new text end

new text begin (4) a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture;
new text end

new text begin (5) a representative of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute;
new text end

new text begin (6) one member from the University of Minnesota knowledgeable in food and food
safety issues; and
new text end

new text begin (7) nine members appointed by the governor who are interested in food and food
safety, of whom:
new text end

new text begin (i) two persons are health or food professionals;
new text end

new text begin (ii) one person represents a statewide general farm organization;
new text end

new text begin (iii) one person represents a local food inspection agency; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) one person represents a food-oriented consumer group.
new text end

new text begin (b) Members shall serve without compensation. Members appointed by the governor
shall serve four-year terms.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Organization. new text end

new text begin (a) The task force shall meet monthly or as determined by
the chair.
new text end

new text begin (b) The members of the task force shall annually elect a chair and other officers
as the members deem necessary.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Staff. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall provide support staff, office space, and
administrative services for the task force.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The task force shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) coordinate educational efforts regarding food safety;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide advice and coordination to state agencies as requested by the agencies;
new text end

new text begin (3) serve as a source of information and referral for the public, news media, and
others concerned with food safety; and
new text end

new text begin (4) make recommendations to Congress, the legislature, and others about appropriate
action to improve food safety in the state.
new text end

Sec. 18.

new text begin [41A.10] NEXTGEN ENERGY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose; appropriation. new text end

new text begin It is the goal of the state through the
Department of Agriculture to research and develop energy sources to displace fossil
fuels with renewable technology. The state shall invest $9,000,000 each fiscal year
from 2010 to 2020 to devise and implement the next generation of biofuels. Of the
annual appropriation, $6,000,000 is dedicated to financing and investment incentives and
$3,000,000 is dedicated to direct payments to facilities producing biofuels.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin NextGen Energy Board. new text end

new text begin There is created a NextGen Energy Board
consisting of the commissioners of agriculture, commerce, the Pollution Control Agency,
and employment and economic development; two members of the senate appointed by
the majority leader; and two members of the house of representatives appointed by the
speaker of the house. A member may designate another to represent the member.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The board shall research and report to the commissioner of
agriculture and to the legislature recommendations as to how the state can invest the
appropriations under subdivision 1 to most efficiently achieve energy independence.
The board shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) examine the future of fuels, such as synthetic gases, biobutanol, hydrogen,
methanol, diesel, and ethanol within Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (2) develop equity grant programs to assist locally owned facilities;
new text end

new text begin (3) study the proper role of the state in creating financing and investing and
providing incentives;
new text end

new text begin (4) evaluate how state and federal programs, including the Farm Bill, can best work
together and leverage resources; and
new text end

new text begin (5) report to the legislature before February 1 each year with recommendations as
to appropriations and results of past actions and projects.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Commissioner's duties. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of agriculture shall administer
this section.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41B.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligibility generally.

To be eligible for a program in sections
41B.01 to 41B.23:

(1) a borrower must be a resident of Minnesota or deleted text begina domestic family farm
corporation or family farm partnership, as defined in
deleted text endnew text begin an entity eligible to own farm land
under
new text end section 500.24, subdivision 2; and

(2) the borrower or one of the borrowers must be the principal operator of the
farm or, for a prospective homestead redemption borrower, must have at one time been
the principal operator of a farm.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41B.043, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Specifications.

deleted text beginNo direct loan may exceed $35,000 or $125,000 for a loan
participation.
deleted text end Each deleted text begindirectdeleted text end loan deleted text beginanddeleted text end participation must be secured by a mortgage on real
property and such other security as the authority may require.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41B.043, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Application and origination fee.

The authority may impose a reasonable
nonrefundable application fee for each application new text beginsubmitted new text endfor a deleted text begindirect loan ordeleted text end
participation deleted text beginand an origination fee for each direct loandeleted text end issued under the agricultural
improvement loan program. deleted text beginThe origination fee initially shall be set at 1.5 percent anddeleted text end The
application fee deleted text beginatdeleted text end new text beginis initially new text end$50. The authority may review the fees annually and make
adjustments as necessary. The fees must be deposited in the state treasury and credited
to an account in the special revenue fund. Money in this account is appropriated to the
commissioner for administrative expenses of the agricultural improvement loan program.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41B.043, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Interest rate.

The interest rate per annum on the agricultural improvement
deleted text begin direct loan ordeleted text end participation must be the rate of interest determined by the authority to be
necessary to provide for the timely payment of principal and interest when due on bonds
or other obligations of the authority issued under chapter 41B to provide financing for
deleted text begin direct loans anddeleted text end participations made under the agricultural improvement loan program,
and to provide for reasonable and necessary costs of issuing, carrying, administering,
and securing the bonds or notes and to pay the costs incurred and to be incurred by the
authority in the implementation of the agricultural improvement loan program.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41B.046, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Eligibility.

To be eligible for this program a borrower must:

(1) deleted text beginbe a resident of Minnesota or a domestic family farm corporation as defined in
section 500.24, subdivision 2
deleted text endnew text begin meet the requirements of section 41B.03, subdivision 1new text end;

(2) be a grower of the agricultural product which is to be processed by an agricultural
product processing facility;

(3) demonstrate an ability to repay the loan; and

(4) meet any other requirements which the authority may impose by rule.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41B.047, is amended to read:


41B.047 DISASTER RECOVERY LOAN PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The authority shall establish and implement a
disaster recovery loan program to help farmersnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end clean up, repair, or replace farm structures and septic and water systems, as well
as deleted text beginreplacement ofdeleted text endnew text begin replacenew text end seed, other crop inputs, feed, and livestocknew text begin, when damaged
by high winds, hail, tornado, or flood; or
new text end

new text begin (2) purchase watering systems, irrigation systems, and other drought mitigation
systems and practices when drought is the cause of the purchase
new text end.

Subd. 3.

Eligibility.

To be eligible for this program, a borrower must:

(1)deleted text begin be a resident of this state or a domestic family farm corporation or family farm
partnership as defined in section 500.24, subdivision 2
deleted text endnew text begin meet the requirements of section
41B.03, subdivision 1
new text end;

(2) certify that the damage or loss was sustained within a county that was the subject
of a state or federal disaster declaration;

(3) demonstrate an ability to repay the loan;

(4) have a total net worth, including assets and liabilities of the borrower's spouse
and dependents, of less than deleted text begin$400,000deleted text endnew text begin $660,000 in 2004 and an amount in subsequent
years which is adjusted for inflation by multiplying that amount by the cumulative inflation
rate as determined by the United States All-Items Consumer Price Index
new text end; and

(5) have received at least 50 percent of average annual gross income from farming
for the past three years.

Subd. 4.

Loans.

(a) The authority may participate in a disaster recovery loan with
an eligible lender to a farmer who is eligible under subdivision 3. Participation is limited
to 45 percent of the principal amount of the loan or $50,000, whichever is less. The
interest rates and repayment terms of the authority's participation interest may differ from
the interest rates and repayment terms of the lender's retained portion of the loan, but the
authority's interest rate must not exceed four percent.

(b) Standards for loan amortization shall be set by the Rural Finance Authority
not to exceed ten years.

(c) Security for the disaster recovery loans must be a personal note executed by the
borrower and whatever other security is required by the eligible lender or the authority.

(d) The authority may impose a reasonable nonrefundable application fee for a
disaster recovery loan. The authority may review the fee annually and make adjustments
as necessary. The application fee is initially $50. Application fees received by the
authority must be deposited in the deleted text begindisaster recovery revolving funddeleted text endnew text begin revolving loan account
established under section 41B.06
new text end.

(e) Disaster recovery loans under this program will be made using money in the
deleted text begin disaster recovery revolving fund established under subdivision 2deleted text endnew text begin revolving loan account
established under section 41B.06
new text end.

new text begin (f) Repayments of financial assistance under this section, including principal and
interest, must be deposited into the revolving loan account established under section
41B.06.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41B.055, is amended to read:


41B.055 LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT PILOT LOAN PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The authority must establish and implement
a livestock equipment pilot loan program to help finance the deleted text beginfirstdeleted text end purchase of
livestock-related equipment and make livestock facilities improvements.

Subd. 2.

Eligibility.

Notwithstanding section 41B.03, to be eligible for this program
a borrower must:

(1) be a resident of Minnesota or general partnership or a family farm corporation,
authorized farm corporation, family farm partnership, or authorized farm partnership as
defined in section 500.24, subdivision 2;

(2) be the principal operator of a livestock farm;

(3) have a total net worth, including assets and liabilities of the borrower's spouse
and dependents, no greater than the amount stipulated in section 41B.03, subdivision 3;

(4) demonstrate an ability to repay the loan; and

(5) hold an appropriate feedlot registration or be using the loan under this program
to meet registration requirements. deleted text beginIn addition to the requirements in clauses (1) to (5),
preference must be given to applicants who have farmed less than ten years as evidenced
by their filing of schedule F in their federal tax returns.
deleted text end

Subd. 3.

Loans.

(a) The authority may participate in a livestock equipment loan
equal to 90 percent of the purchased equipment value with an eligible lender to a farmer
who is eligible under subdivision 2. Participation is limited to 45 percent of the principal
amount of the loan or $40,000, whichever is less. The interest rates and repayment terms
of the authority's participation interest may differ from the interest rates and repayment
terms of the lender's retained portion of the loan, but the authority's interest rate must
not exceed three percent. The authority may review the interest annually and make
adjustments as necessary.

(b) Standards for loan amortization must be set by the Rural Finance Authority and
must not exceed deleted text beginsevendeleted text end new text beginten new text endyears.

(c) Security for a livestock equipment loan must be a personal note executed by the
borrower and whatever other security is required by the eligible lender or the authority.

(d) Refinancing of existing debt is not an eligible purpose.

(e) The authority may impose a reasonable, nonrefundable application fee for
a livestock equipment loan. The authority may review the fee annually and make
adjustments as necessary. The initial application fee is $50. Application fees received by
the authority must be deposited in the revolving loan account established in section 41B.06.

(f) Loans under this program must be made using money in the revolving loan
account established in section 41B.06.

Subd. 4.

Eligible expenditures.

Money may be used for loans for the acquisition of
equipment for animal housing, confinement, animal feeding, milk production, and waste
management, including the following, if related to animal husbandry:

(1) fences;

(2) watering facilities;

(3) feed storage and handling equipment;

(4) milking parlors;

(5) milking equipment;

(6) scales;

(7) milk storage and cooling facilities;

(8) manure pumping and storage facilities; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(9) capital investment in pasturedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (10) hoop barns;
new text end

new text begin (11) portable structures;
new text end

new text begin (12) hay and forage equipment; and
new text end

new text begin (13) related structural work for the installation of equipment.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41B.06, is amended to read:


41B.06 RURAL FINANCE AUTHORITY REVOLVING LOAN ACCOUNT.

There is established in the rural finance administration fund a Rural Finance
Authority revolving loan account that is eligible to receive appropriations and the transfer
of loan funds from other programs. All repayments of financial assistance granted from
this account, including principal and interest, must be deposited into this account. Interest
earned on money in the account accrues to the account, and the money in the account
is appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for purposes of the Rural Finance
Authority livestock equipment, methane digester,new text begin disaster recovery,new text end and value-added
agricultural product loan programs, including costs incurred by the authority to establish
and administer the programs.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 41C.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligibility; beginning farmers.

The authority shall provide in the
agricultural development bond beginning farmer and agricultural business enterprise loan
program that a mortgage or a contract on behalf of a beginning farmer may be provided if
the borrower qualifies under authority rules and under federal tax law governing qualified
small issue bonds and must:

(1) be a resident of Minnesota;

(2) have sufficient education, training, or experience in the type of farming for
which the loan is desired;

(3) have a low or moderate net worth, as defined in section 41C.02, subdivision 12;

(4) certify that the agricultural land to be purchased will be used by the borrower
for agricultural purposes;

(5) certify that farming will be the principal occupation of an individual borrower;

(6) agree to participate in a farm management program approved by the
commissioner of agriculture for at least the first deleted text beginfivedeleted text end new text beginthree new text endyears of the loan, if an approved
program is available within 45 miles from the borrower's residence. The commissioner
may waive this requirement for any of the programs administered by the authority if the
participant requests a waiver and provides justification; and

(7) agree to file an approved soil and water conservation plan with the Soil
Conservation Service office in the county where the land is located.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.025, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Professional services support account.

The commissioner of natural
resources may bill the various programs carried out by the commissioner for the costs of
providing them with professional support services. new text beginExcept as provided under section
89.421,
new text endreceipts must be credited to a special account in the state treasury and are
appropriated to the commissioner to pay the costs for which the billings were made.

The commissioner of natural resources shall submit to the commissioner of finance
before the start of each fiscal year a work plan showing the estimated work to be done
during the coming year, the estimated cost of doing the work, and the positions and fees
that will be necessary. This account is exempted from statewide and agency indirect
cost payments.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.026, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Contracts.

The commissioner of natural resources is authorized
to enter into contractual agreements with any public or private entity for the provision
of statutorily prescribed natural resources services by the department. The contracts
shall specify the services to be provided. new text beginExcept as provided under section 89.421, new text endfunds
generated in a contractual agreement made pursuant to this section shall be deposited in
the special revenue fund and are appropriated to the department for purposes of providing
the services specified in the contracts. The commissioner shall report revenues collected
and expenditures made under this subdivision to the chairs of the Committees on Ways and
Means in the house and Finance in the senate by January 1 of each odd-numbered year.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.0855, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Sales authorized; gift certificates.

The commissioner may
sell natural resources-related publications and maps;new text begin forest resource assessment
products;
new text end federal migratory waterfowl, junior duck, and other federal stamps; and other
nature-related merchandise, and may rent or sell items for the convenience of persons using
Department of Natural Resources facilities or services. The commissioner may sell gift
certificates for any items rented or sold. Notwithstanding section 16A.1285, a fee charged
by the commissioner under this section may include a reasonable amount in excess of the
actual cost to support Department of Natural Resources programs. The commissioner may
advertise the availability of a program or item offered under this section.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.0855, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Receipts; appropriation.

new text beginExcept as provided under section 89.421,
new text endmoney received by the commissioner under this section or to buy supplies for the use of
volunteers, may be credited to one or more special accounts in the state treasury and is
appropriated to the commissioner for the purposes for which the money was received.
Money received from sales at the state fair shall be available for state fair related costs.
Money received from sales of intellectual property and software products or services shall
be available for development, maintenance, and support of software products and systems.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.780, is amended to read:


84.780 OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE DAMAGE ACCOUNT.

(a) The off-highway vehicle damage account is created in the natural resources fund.
Money in the off-highway vehicle damage account is appropriated to the commissioner
of natural resources for the repair or restoration of property damaged by the operation of
off-highway vehicles in an deleted text beginunpermitteddeleted text end new text beginillegal new text endarea after August 1, 2003, and for the costs
of administration for this section. Before the commissioner may make a payment from
this account, the commissioner must determine whether the damage to the property was
caused by the deleted text beginunpermitteddeleted text end new text beginillegal new text enduse of off-highway vehicles, that the applicant has made
reasonable efforts to identify the responsible individual and obtain payment from the
individual, and that the applicant has made reasonable efforts to prevent reoccurrence.
deleted text begin By June 30, 2008, the commissioner of finance must transfer the remaining balance in the
account to the off-highway motorcycle account under section 84.794, the off-road vehicle
account under section 84.803, and the all-terrain vehicle account under section 84.927.
The amount transferred to each account must be proportionate to the amounts received in
the damage account from the relevant off-highway vehicle accounts.
deleted text end

(b) Determinations of the commissioner under this section may be made by written
order and are exempt from the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14. Section 14.386
does not apply.

(c) deleted text beginThis section expires July 1, 2008deleted text endnew text begin These funds are available until expendednew text end.

Sec. 33.

new text begin [84.9011] OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE SAFETY AND CONSERVATION
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Creation. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources shall establish
a program to promote the safe and responsible operation of off-highway vehicles in a
manner that does not harm the environment. The commissioner shall coordinate the
program through the regional offices of the Department of Natural Resources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin The purpose of the program is to encourage off-highway vehicle
clubs to assist, on a volunteer basis, in improving, maintaining, and monitoring of trails on
state forest land and other public lands.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Agreements. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall enter into informal agreements
with off-highway vehicle clubs for volunteer services to maintain, make improvements to,
and monitor trails on state forest land and other public lands. The off-highway vehicle
clubs shall promote the operation of off-highway vehicles in a safe and responsible manner
that complies with the laws and rules that relate to the operation of off-highway vehicles.
new text end

new text begin (b) The off-highway vehicle clubs may provide assistance to the department in
locating, recruiting, and training instructors for off-highway vehicle training programs.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may provide assistance to enhance the comfort and safety
of volunteers and to facilitate the implementation and administration of the safety and
conservation program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Worker displacement prohibited. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may not enter into
any agreement that has the purpose of or results in the displacement of public employees
by volunteers participating in the off-highway safety and conservation program under
this section. The commissioner must certify to the appropriate bargaining agent that the
work performed by a volunteer will not result in the displacement of currently employed
workers or workers on seasonal layoff or layoff from a substantially equivalent position,
including partial displacement such as reduction in hours of nonovertime work, wages, or
other employment benefits.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84.927, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Purposes.

Subject to appropriation by the legislature, money in the
all-terrain vehicle account may only be spent for:

(1) the education and training program under section 84.925;

(2) administration, enforcement, and implementation of sections 84.773 to 84.929;

(3) acquisition, maintenance, and development of vehicle trails and use areas;

(4) grant-in-aid programs to counties and municipalities to construct and maintain
all-terrain vehicle trails and use areas;

(5) grants-in-aid to local safety programs; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(6) enforcement and public education grants to local law enforcement agenciesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (7) maintenance of minimum-maintenance forest roads according to section 89.71,
subdivision 5, and county forest roads within state forest boundaries as defined under
section 89.021.
new text end

The distribution of funds made available through grant-in-aid programs must be
guided by the statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 84D.13, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Satisfaction of civil penalties.

A civil penalty is due and a watercraft
license suspension is effective 30 days after issuance of the civil citation. A civil penalty
collected under this section is payable to the commissioner and must be credited to the
deleted text begin water recreation accountdeleted text endnew text begin invasive species accountnew text end.

Sec. 36.

new text begin [84D.15] INVASIVE SPECIES ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Creation. new text end

new text begin The invasive species account is created in the state
treasury in the natural resources fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Receipts. new text end

new text begin Money received from surcharges on watercraft licenses under
section 86B.415, subdivision 7, and licenses for trailers with a gross vehicle weight of
3,000 pounds or less and towed recreational vehicles under section 168.013, subdivisions
1d and 1g, shall be deposited in the invasive species account. Each year, the commissioner
of finance shall transfer from the game and fish fund to the invasive species account,
the annual surcharge collected on nonresident fishing licenses under section 97A.475,
subdivision 7, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Use of money in account. new text end

new text begin Money credited to the invasive species account
in subdivision 2 shall be used for management of invasive species and implementation of
this chapter as it pertains to aquatic invasive species, including control, public awareness,
law enforcement, assessment and monitoring, management planning, and research.
new text end

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 86B.415, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Watercraft 19 feet or less.

The fee for a watercraft license for
watercraft 19 feet or less in length is $27 new text beginplus a $15 surcharge new text endexcept:

(1) for watercraft, other than personal watercraft, 19 feet in length or less that is
offered for rent or lease, the fee is $9new text begin plus a $5 surchargenew text end;

(2) for a canoe, kayak, sailboat, sailboard, paddle boat, or rowing shell 19 feet in
length or less, the fee is $10.50new text begin plus a $5 surchargenew text end;

(3) for a watercraft 19 feet in length or less used by a nonprofit corporation for
teaching boat and water safety, the fee is as provided in subdivision 4;

(4) for a watercraft owned by a dealer under a dealer's license, the fee is as provided
in subdivision 5;

(5) for a personal watercraft, the fee is $37.50new text begin plus a $15 surchargenew text end; and

(6) for a watercraft less than 17 feet in length, other than a watercraft listed in clauses
(1) to (5), the fee is $18new text begin plus a $10 surchargenew text end.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 86B.415, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Watercraft over 19 feet.

Except as provided in subdivisions 3, 4, and 5,
the watercraft license fee:

(1) for a watercraft more than 19 feet but less than 26 feet in length is $45new text begin plus a
$15 surcharge
new text end;

(2) for a watercraft 26 feet but less than 40 feet in length is $67.50new text begin plus a $15
surcharge
new text end; and

(3) for a watercraft 40 feet in length or longer is $90new text begin plus a $15 surchargenew text end.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 86B.415, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Watercraft over 19 feet for hire.

The license fee for a watercraft more
than 19 feet in length for hire with an operator is $75 new text beginplus a $15 surcharge new text endeach.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 86B.415, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Watercraft used by nonprofit corporation for teaching.

The watercraft
license fee for a watercraft used by a nonprofit organization for teaching boat and water
safety is $4.50new text begin plus a $5 surchargenew text end each.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 86B.415, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Dealer's license.

There is no separate fee for watercraft owned by a dealer
under a dealer's license. The fee for a dealer's license is $67.50new text begin plus a $15 surchargenew text end.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 86B.415, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Watercraft surcharge.

deleted text beginA $5 surcharge is placed on each watercraft
licensed
deleted text end new text beginThe surcharge placed on each watercraft new text endunder subdivisions 1 to 5 new text beginshall be used
new text endfor control, public awareness, law enforcement, monitoring, and research of aquatic
invasive species deleted text beginsuch as zebra mussel, purple loosestrife, and Eurasian water milfoil in
public waters and public wetlands
deleted text end.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 86B.706, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Money deposited in account.

The following shall be deposited in the state
treasury and credited to the water recreation account:

(1) fees and surcharges from titling and licensing of watercraft under this chapter;

(2) fines, installment payments, and forfeited bail according to section 86B.705,
subdivision 2
;

(3) deleted text begincivil penalties according to section 84D.13;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end mooring fees and receipts from the sale of marine gas at state-operated or
state-assisted small craft harbors and mooring facilities according to section 86A.21;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text endthe unrefunded gasoline tax attributable to watercraft use under section
296A.18; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text endfees for permits issued to control or harvest aquatic plants other than wild
rice under section 103G.615, subdivision 2.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 88.642, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Written consent.

No person shall cut, harvest, remove, transport, or
possess for decorative purposes or for sale more than three decorative trees, more than
deleted text begin 100deleted text endnew text begin 25new text end pounds of decorative boughs, or more than deleted text begin100deleted text endnew text begin 25new text end pounds of any other decorative
materials without the written consent of the owner or authorized agent of the private or
public land on which the decorative materials were cut or harvested. The written consent
shall be on a form furnished or otherwise approved by the commissioner of natural
resources and shall contain the legal description of the land where the decorative materials
were cut or harvested, as well as the name of the legal owner of the land or the owner's
authorized agent. The written consent must be carried by every person cutting, harvesting,
removing, possessing, or transporting any decorative materials, or in any way aiding
therein, and must be exhibited to any officer at the officer's request at any time.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 88.6435, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Permits.

A person may not buy more than deleted text begin100deleted text endnew text begin 25new text end pounds of
decorative boughs in any calendar year without a bough buyer's permit issued by
the commissioner of natural resources. deleted text beginThe annual fee for a permit for a resident or
nonresident to buy decorative boughs is $25. The annual fee may be reduced to $10 if
the buyer attends an approved annual workshop or other orientation session for balsam
bough harvesters and buyers.
deleted text endnew text begin The commissioner shall charge a fee for the permit that
covers the commissioner's cost of issuing the permit. A permit may not be granted until
the permit holder has completed a presale conference with the state appraiser designated
to supervise the cutting.
new text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 89.22, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Receipts to deleted text beginnatural resourcesdeleted text endnew text begin special revenuenew text end fund.

Fees collected under
subdivision 1 shall be credited to deleted text begina forest land use account in the natural resources funddeleted text endnew text begin
the special revenue fund and are annually appropriated to the commissioner to recoup the
costs of developing, operating, and maintaining facilities necessary for the specified uses
in subdivision 1 or to prevent or mitigate resource impacts of those uses
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007, and applies to fees
collected according to Minnesota Statutes, section 89.22, subdivision 1, after August
1, 2006.
new text end

Sec. 47.

new text begin [89.421] FOREST RESOURCE ASSESSMENT PRODUCTS AND
SERVICES ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Creation. new text end

new text begin The forest resource assessment products and services
account is created in the state treasury in the natural resources fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Receipts. new text end

new text begin Money received from forest resource assessment product sales
and services provided by the commissioner under sections 84.025, subdivision 9; 84.026;
and 84.0855 shall be credited to the forest resource assessment products and services
account. Forest resource assessment products and services include the sale of aerial
photography, remote sensing, and satellite imagery products and services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Use of money in account. new text end

new text begin Money credited to the forest resource
assessment products and services account under subdivision 2 is annually appropriated to
the commissioner and shall be used to maintain the staff and facilities producing the aerial
photography, remote sensing, and satellite imagery products and services.
new text end

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.071, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Revenue from small game license surcharge and lifetime licenses.

Revenue from the small game surcharge and $6.50 annually from the lifetime fish
and wildlife trust fund, established in section 97A.4742, for each license issued under
sections 97A.473, subdivisions 3 and 5, and 97A.474, subdivision 3, shall be credited to
the wildlife acquisition account deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin.new text end The money in the account new text beginis appropriated to the
commissioner and
new text endshall be used deleted text beginby the commissionerdeleted text end only for the purposes of this section,
and acquisition and development of wildlife lands under section 97A.145 and maintenance
of the lands, in accordance with appropriations made by the legislature.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.075, is amended to read:


97A.075 USE OF LICENSE REVENUES.

Subdivision 1.

Deer, bear, and lifetime licenses.

(a) For purposes of this
subdivision, "deer license" means a license issued under section 97A.475, subdivisions
2, clauses (4)
, (5), (9), (11), (13), and (14), and 3, clauses (2), (3), and (7), and licenses
issued under section 97B.301, subdivision 4.

(b) $2 from each annual deer license and $2 annually from the lifetime fish and
wildlife trust fund, established in section 97A.4742, for each license issued under section
97A.473, subdivision 4, shall be credited to the deer management accountnew text begin. Money in
the account is appropriated to the commissioner
new text end and shall be used for deer habitat
improvement or deer management programs.

(c) $1 from each annual deer license and each bear license and $1 annually from
the lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund, established in section 97A.4742, for each license
issued under section 97A.473, subdivision 4, shall be credited to the deer and bear
management accountnew text begin. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissionernew text end and shall
be used for deer and bear management programs, including a computerized licensing
system.

(d) Fifty cents from each deer license is credited to the emergency deer feeding
and wild cervidae health management account and is appropriated for emergency deer
feeding and wild cervidae health management. Money appropriated for emergency
deer feeding and wild cervidae health management is available until expended. When
the unencumbered balance in the appropriation for emergency deer feeding and wild
cervidae health management at the end of a fiscal year exceeds $2,500,000 for the first
time, $750,000 is canceled to the unappropriated balance of the game and fish fund.
The commissioner must inform the legislative chairs of the natural resources finance
committees every two years on how the money for emergency deer feeding and wild
cervidae health management has been spent.

Thereafter, when the unencumbered balance in the appropriation for emergency deer
feeding and wild cervidae health management exceeds $2,500,000 at the end of a fiscal
year, the unencumbered balance in excess of $2,500,000 is canceled and available for deer
and bear management programs and computerized licensing.

Subd. 2.

Minnesota migratory waterfowl stamp.

(a) Ninety percent of the revenue
from the Minnesota migratory waterfowl stamps must be credited to the waterfowl habitat
improvement account. Money in the account new text beginis appropriated to the commissioner and new text endmay
be used only for:

(1) development of wetlands and lakes in the state and designated waterfowl
management lakes for maximum migratory waterfowl production including habitat
evaluation, the construction of dikes, water control structures and impoundments, nest
cover, rough fish barriers, acquisition of sites and facilities necessary for development
and management of existing migratory waterfowl habitat and the designation of waters
under section 97A.101;

(2) management of migratory waterfowl;

(3) development, restoration, maintenance, or preservation of migratory waterfowl
habitat;

(4) acquisition of and access to structure sites; and

(5) the promotion of waterfowl habitat development and maintenance, including
promotion and evaluation of government farm program benefits for waterfowl habitat.

(b) Money in the account may not be used for costs unless they are directly related to
a specific parcel of land or body of water under paragraph (a), clause (1), (3), (4), or (5), or
to specific management activities under paragraph (a), clause (2).

Subd. 3.

Trout and salmon stamp.

(a) Ninety percent of the revenue from trout
and salmon stamps must be credited to the trout and salmon management account. Money
in the account new text beginis appropriated to the commissioner and new text endmay be used only for:

(1) the development, restoration, maintenance, improvement, protection, and
preservation of habitat for trout and salmon in trout streams and lakes, including, but
not limited to, evaluating habitat; stabilizing eroding stream banks; adding fish cover;
modifying stream channels; managing vegetation to protect, shade, or reduce runoff on
stream banks; and purchasing equipment to accomplish these tasks;

(2) rearing trout and salmon, including utility and service costs associated with
coldwater hatchery buildings and systems; stocking trout and salmon in streams and lakes
and Lake Superior; and monitoring and evaluating stocked trout and salmon;

(3) acquisition of easements and fee title along trout waters;

(4) identifying easement and fee title areas along trout waters; and

(5) research and special management projects on trout streams, trout lakes, and
Lake Superior and portions of its tributaries.

(b) Money in the account may not be used for costs unless they are directly related
to a specific parcel of land or body of water under paragraph (a), to specific fish rearing
activities under paragraph (a), clause (2), or for costs associated with supplies and
equipment to implement trout and salmon management activities under paragraph (a).

Subd. 4.

Pheasant stamp.

(a) Ninety percent of the revenue from pheasant stamps
must be credited to the pheasant habitat improvement account. Money in the account new text beginis
appropriated to the commissioner and
new text endmay be used only for:

(1) the development, restoration, and maintenance of suitable habitat for ringnecked
pheasants on public and private land including the establishment of nesting cover, winter
cover, and reliable food sources;

(2) reimbursement of landowners for setting aside lands for pheasant habitat;

(3) reimbursement of expenditures to provide pheasant habitat on public and private
land;

(4) the promotion of pheasant habitat development and maintenance, including
promotion and evaluation of government farm program benefits for pheasant habitat; and

(5) the acquisition of lands suitable for pheasant habitat management and public
hunting.

(b) Money in the account may not be used for:

(1) costs unless they are directly related to a specific parcel of land under paragraph
(a), clause (1), (3), or (5), or to specific promotional or evaluative activities under
paragraph (a), clause (4); or

(2) any personnel costs, except that prior to July 1, 2009, personnel may be hired
to provide technical and promotional assistance for private landowners to implement
conservation provisions of state and federal programs.

Subd. 5.

Turkey stamps.

(a) Ninety percent of the revenue from turkey stamps
must be credited to the wild turkey management account. Money in the account new text beginis
appropriated to the commissioner and
new text endmay be used only for:

(1) the development, restoration, and maintenance of suitable habitat for wild
turkeys on public and private land including forest stand improvement and establishment
of nesting cover, winter roost area, and reliable food sources;

(2) acquisitions of, or easements on, critical wild turkey habitat;

(3) reimbursement of expenditures to provide wild turkey habitat on public and
private land;

(4) trapping and transplantation of wild turkeys; and

(5) the promotion of turkey habitat development and maintenance, population
surveys and monitoring, and research.

(b) Money in the account may not be used for:

(1) costs unless they are directly related to a specific parcel of land under paragraph
(a), clauses (1) to (3), a specific trap and transplant project under paragraph (a), clause (4),
or to specific promotional or evaluative activities under paragraph (a), clause (5); or

(2) any permanent personnel costs.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.475, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Nonresident fishing.

new text begin(a) new text endFees for the following licenses, to be issued
to nonresidents, are:

(1) to take fish by angling, $34;

(2) to take fish by angling limited to seven consecutive days selected by the licensee,
$24;

(3) to take fish by angling for a 72-hour period selected by the licensee, $20;

(4) to take fish by angling for a combined license for a family for one or both parents
and dependent children under the age of 16, $46;

(5) to take fish by angling for a 24-hour period selected by the licensee, $8.50; and

(6) to take fish by angling for a combined license for a married couple, limited to
14 consecutive days selected by one of the licensees, $35.

new text begin (b) A $2 surcharge shall be added to all nonresident fishing licenses, except licenses
issued under paragraph (a), clause (5). An additional commission may not be assessed
on this surcharge.
new text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97C.081, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Contests requiring a permit.

(a) A person must have a permit from the
commissioner to conduct a fishing contest that does not meet the criteria in subdivision 2.
deleted text begin Permits shall be issued without a fee.deleted text endnew text begin The commissioner shall charge a fee for the permit
that recovers the costs of issuing the permit and of monitoring the activities allowed by
the permit. Receipts collected from this fee shall be credited to the game and fish fund.
Notwithstanding section 16A.1283, the commissioner may, by written order published in
the State Register, establish contest permit fees. The fees are not subject to the rulemaking
provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply.
new text end

(b) If entry fees are over $25 per person, or total prizes are valued at more than
$25,000, and if the applicant has either:

(1) not previously conducted a fishing contest requiring a permit under this
subdivision; or

(2) ever failed to make required prize awards in a fishing contest conducted by
the applicant, the commissioner may require the applicant to furnish the commissioner
evidence of financial responsibility in the form of a surety bond or bank letter of credit in
the amount of $25,000.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.013, subdivision 1d, is amended to read:


Subd. 1d.

Trailer.

(a) On trailers registered at a gross vehicle weight of greater
than 3,000 pounds, the annual tax is based on total gross weight and is 30 percent of the
Minnesota base rate prescribed in subdivision 1e, when the gross weight is 15,000 pounds
or less, and when the gross weight of a trailer is more than 15,000 pounds, the tax for the
first eight years of vehicle life is 100 percent of the tax imposed in the Minnesota base rate
schedule, and during the ninth and succeeding years of vehicle life the tax is 75 percent
of the Minnesota base rate prescribed by subdivision 1e.

(b) Farm trailers with a gross weight in excess of 10,000 pounds and as described in
section 168.011, subdivision 17, are taxed as farm trucks as prescribed in subdivision 1c.

(c) Effective on and after July 1, 2001, trailers registered at a gross vehicle weight
of 3,000 pounds or less must display a distinctive plate. The registration on the license
plate is valid for the life of the trailer only if it remains registered at the same gross vehicle
weight. The onetime registration tax for trailers registered for the first time in Minnesota
is $55. For trailers registered in Minnesota before July 1, 2001, and for which:

(1) registration is desired for the remaining life of the trailer, the registration tax
is $25; or

(2) permanent registration is not desired, the biennial registration tax is $10 for the
first renewal if registration is renewed between and including July 1, 2001, and June 30,
2003. These trailers must be issued permanent registration at the first renewal on or after
July 1, 2003, and the registration tax is $20.

For trailers registered at a gross weight of 3,000 pounds or less before July 1, 2001, but
not renewed until on or after July 1, 2003, the registration tax is $20 and permanent
registration must be issued.

new text begin (d) A $5 surcharge is placed on initial registration of trailers under paragraph (c)
and the money collected, less the amount needed to pay the cost of collection of the
surcharge, shall be credited to the invasive species account under section 84D.15. The
amount necessary to pay the cost of collection of the surcharge is appropriated to the
state registrar of motor vehicles.
new text end

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.013, subdivision 1g, is amended to read:


Subd. 1g.

Recreational vehicle.

(a) Self-propelled recreational vehicles shall be
separately licensed and taxed annually on the basis of total gross weight and the tax shall
be graduated according to the Minnesota base rate schedule prescribed in subdivision 1e,
but in no event less than $20, except as otherwise provided in this subdivision.

(b) For all self-propelled recreational vehicles, the tax for the ninth and succeeding
years of vehicle life shall be 75 percent of the tax imposed in the Minnesota base rate
schedule.

(c) Towed recreational vehicles shall be separately licensed and taxed annually on
the basis of total gross weight at 30 percent of the Minnesota base rate prescribed in
subdivision 1e but in no event less than $5.

(d) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, all trailers and semitrailers taxed
pursuant to this section shall be exempt from any wheelage tax now or hereafter imposed
by any political subdivision or political subdivisions.

new text begin (e) A $5 surcharge is placed on initial licensure and renewal of towed recreational
vehicles under paragraph (c) and the money collected, less the amount needed to pay the
cost of collection of the surcharge, shall be credited to the invasive species account under
section 84D.15. The amount necessary to pay the cost of collection of the surcharge is
appropriated to the state registrar of motor vehicles.
new text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 168.013, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Tax proceeds to highway user fund; fee proceeds to vehicle services
account.

(a) Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, the net proceeds of the registration
tax imposed under this chapter must be collected by the commissioner, paid into the state
treasury, and credited to the highway user tax distribution fundnew text begin, except as provided for the
surcharge collected for trailers with a gross vehicle weight of 3,000 pounds or less under
subdivision 1d and towed recreational vehicles under subdivision 1g
new text end.

(b) All fees collected under this chapter, unless otherwise specified, must be
deposited in the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund under
section 299A.705.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 296A.18, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

All-terrain vehicle.

Approximately deleted text begin0.15deleted text end new text begin0.27 new text endof one percent of all gasoline
received in or produced or brought into this state, except gasoline used for aviation
purposes, is being used for the operation of all-terrain vehicles in this state, and of the total
revenue derived from the imposition of the gasoline fuel tax, deleted text begin0.15deleted text end new text begin0.27 new text endof one percent is
the amount of tax on fuel used in all-terrain vehicles operated in this state.

Sec. 56.

Laws 2003, chapter 128, article 1, section 169, is amended to read:


Sec. 169. CONTINUOUS TRAIL DESIGNATION.

(a) The commissioner of natural resources shall locate, plan, design, map, construct,
designate, and sign a new trail for use by all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles
of not less than 70 continuous miles in length on any land owned by the state or in
cooperation with any county on land owned by that county or on a combination of any of
these lands. This new trail shall be ready for use by deleted text beginApril 1, 2007deleted text endnew text begin June 30, 2009new text end.

(b) All funding for this new trail shall come from the all-terrain vehicle dedicated
account and is appropriated each year as needed.

(c) This new trail shall have at least two areas of access complete with appropriate
parking for vehicles and trailers and enough room for loading and unloading all-terrain
vehicles. Some existing trails, that are strictly all-terrain vehicle trails, and are not
inventoried forest roads, may be incorporated into the design of this new all-terrain vehicle
trail. This new trail may be of a continuous loop design and shall provide for spurs to other
all-terrain vehicle trails as long as those spurs do not count toward the 70 continuous miles
of this new all-terrain vehicle trail. Four rest areas shall be provided along the way.

Sec. 57. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 17.109; 18B.315; 18C.425, subdivision 5;
41B.043, subdivision 1a; and 89A.11,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 93.2236, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) of this section is effective July 1, 2007.
Paragraph (b) of this section is effective July 1, 2008.
new text end