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SF 2196

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 08/03/2021 02:45pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; appropriating money for grants for meat cutting and butchery
training.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of agriculture to provide grants to two-year colleges in the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities system for the purposes of designing, building, and offering
credentials in the area of meat cutting and butchery that align with industry needs as advised
by local industry advisory councils. Grants may be used for costs including but not limited
to:
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new text begin (1) facility renovation to accommodate meat cutting;
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new text begin (2) curriculum design and approval from the Higher Learning Commission;
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new text begin (3) program operational start-up costs;
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new text begin (4) equipment required for a meat cutting program;
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new text begin (5) scholarships for participants to provide equal access to all interested students; and
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new text begin (6) meat handling start-up costs in regard to meat access and market channel building.
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new text begin (b) $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of agriculture for grants to organizations to acquire, host, and operate a mobile
slaughter unit. The mobile until must coordinate with Minnesota state two-year colleges
that have meat cutting programs to accommodate training as it relates to animal slaughter.
The mobile unit may coordinate with livestock producers who desire to provide value-added
meat products by utilizing the mobile slaughter unit. The mobile unit may be used for
research, training outside of the two-year colleges, and other activities that align with industry
needs.
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new text begin (c) The appropriations in this section are onetime.
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