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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 2314

1st Unofficial Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/02/2019 01:00pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5
2.6 2.7
2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20
2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 7.35 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 11.35 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5
17.6
17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 21.35 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 23.35 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 25.34 25.35 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 26.34 26.35 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 28.35 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 29.35 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 31.35 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 32.34 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 33.34 34.1 34.2 34.3
34.4
34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 37.34 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 38.35 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 39.34 39.35
40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18
40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29
40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 40.34 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11
41.12
41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4
42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 43.34 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22
44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 44.34 45.1 45.2
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46.1 46.2
46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7
46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13
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47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14
48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24
48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 49.1 49.2
49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17
50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25
50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26
51.27 51.28
52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28
52.29
53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15
53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26
54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31
55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 55.34 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6
56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27
57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15
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58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4
59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 60.1 60.2
60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18
60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 61.1 61.2 61.3
61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29
62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6
62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22
62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27
62.28 62.29 62.30 63.1 63.2 63.3
63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7
63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27
64.1 64.2 64.3
64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9
64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23
64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29
65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18
66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25
66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29
67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5
67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29
68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26
68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21
69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8
70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12
70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7
71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14
72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28
72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29
73.30 73.31 73.32 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16
74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13
75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23
75.24 75.25 75.26
75.27 75.28 75.29 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4
76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10
76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19
76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31
77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6
77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15
77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23
77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 79.1 79.2
79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 80.1 80.2 80.3
80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18
80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23
80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20
81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25
81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13
82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32 83.1 83.2 83.3
83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14
83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26
83.27 83.28 83.29 83.30 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5
84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11
84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24 84.25 84.26
84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5
85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9
85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15
85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4
86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16
86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28 87.1 87.2
87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11
87.12 87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24
87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30 88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31
89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17
89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28 89.29 89.30 89.31 89.32
90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16
90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21
90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31 91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8 91.9 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26 91.27
91.28 91.29 91.30 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11 92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17
92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25 92.26 92.27
92.28
92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28 93.29 93.30 93.31 94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14 96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 97.31 97.32 97.33 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 98.32 98.33 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32 99.33 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27 101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 101.33 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7
102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12
102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17
103.18
103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30 103.31 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18
105.19 105.20
105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16
106.17
106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25
106.26
106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16
109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24
109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12
110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21
110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 111.1 111.2 111.3
111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7
111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28 112.29 112.30 112.31 112.32 113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15
113.16 113.17
113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27
113.28 113.29 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4
114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10 114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16 114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23 114.24 114.25 114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6 115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28
115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 115.33
116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16 116.17 116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27 116.28 116.29 116.30 116.31 116.32 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28
117.29 117.30 117.31
118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14 118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19
118.20 118.21 118.22 118.23
118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30 118.31 119.1 119.2
119.3
119.4 119.5 119.6
119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12 119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20 119.21 119.22 119.23 119.24 119.25 119.26 119.27 119.28 119.29
120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6 120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12
120.13 120.14 120.15 120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19
120.20 120.21 120.22 120.23 120.24

A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money for environment and natural
resources; modifying fees and surcharges; creating accounts and providing for
disposition of certain receipts; modifying bough buyer provisions; modifying
certain permit, loan, and reimbursement provisions; reestablishing citizen board
of Pollution Control Agency; providing for carpet stewardship; modifying game
and fish law; modifying forestry provisions; designating state bee; creating natural
resource programs; modifying solid waste provisions; providing for voluntary
certification of salt applicators; creating Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office;
modifying certain consumer protection provisions; modifying provisions for certain
grants for outdoor recreation; modifying provisions for all-terrain vehicles; naming
certain park facilities, water trails, and lakes; providing exemption from
requirements for certain storm water runoff ponds; providing for removal of beavers
and beaver dams causing damage; banning certain insecticides in wildlife
management areas; modifying school trust lands; extending citizen oversight
committees; modifying groundwater use permitting; requiring a model ordinance
pertaining to silica sand mines; requiring rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, sections 16A.151, subdivision 2; 16A.152, subdivision 2; 17.035, subdivision
1; 84.026, by adding a subdivision; 84.027, subdivision 18; 84.0895, by adding a
subdivision; 84.775, subdivision 1; 84.788, subdivision 2; 84.794, subdivision 2;
84.83, subdivision 3; 84.925, subdivision 1; 84.9256, subdivision 1; 84.928,
subdivision 2; 84D.15; 85.32, subdivision 1; 85.42; 85.44; 85.47; 86B.415,
subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; 88.642, subdivisions 1, 3; 88.6435; 89.37,
subdivision 3; 90.01, by adding a subdivision; 90.195; 92.50, subdivision 1;
97A.015, subdivisions 25, 43; 97A.055, subdivisions 4, 4b; 97A.065, subdivision
6; 97A.075, subdivisions 1, 5; 97A.126; 97A.137, subdivision 3; 97A.321,
subdivision 1; 97A.405, by adding a subdivision; 97A.475, subdivisions 3a, 4, 41;
97B.011; 97B.015, subdivision 6; 97B.081, subdivision 3; 97B.1055; 97B.1115;
97B.205; 97B.645, subdivision 9; 97B.655; 97B.665, by adding a subdivision;
97B.667, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, by adding a subdivision; 97C.391, subdivision 1;
97C.395, subdivision 2; 97C.605, subdivisions 1, 2c, 3; 103G.241, subdivisions
1, 3; 103G.287, subdivision 1; 103G.301, subdivision 2; 103G.311, subdivisions
2, 5; 103G.315, subdivision 8; 103G.408; 103G.615, subdivision 3a; 115.03, by
adding a subdivision; 115A.142; 115A.51; 115B.421; 116.02; 116.03, subdivisions
1, 2a; 116.155, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision; 116.993, subdivisions
2, 6; 127A.353, subdivision 1; 325F.071; Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 4, section
105, as amended; Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 3, section 6, as amended; Laws
2017, chapter 93, article 1, section 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 1; 84; 89; 92; 97A; 97B; 103F; 115A; 115B; 116; 116U; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 92.121; 97C.605, subdivisions 2, 2a, 2b, 5;
Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 4, section 149; Minnesota Rules,
part 6256.0500, subparts 2, 2a, 2b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

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

ARTICLE 1

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund,
or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
The figures "2020" and "2021" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, or June 30, 2021, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2020. "The second year" is fiscal year 2021. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, 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 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

Sec. 2. 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 104,873,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 103,365,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 7,956,000
new text end
new text begin 6,740,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 81,110,000
new text end
new text begin 82,440,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 14,110,000
new text end
new text begin 14,110,000
new text end
new text begin Closed Landfill
Investment
new text end
new text begin 1,622,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
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 Environmental Analysis and Outcomes
new text end

new text begin 13,468,000
new text end
new text begin 13,308,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 596,000
new text end
new text begin 346,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 12,671,000
new text end
new text begin 12,761,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 201,000
new text end
new text begin 201,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $89,000 the first year and $89,000 the
second year are for:
new text end

new text begin (1) a municipal liaison to assist municipalities
in implementing and participating in the
rulemaking process for water quality standards
and navigating the NPDES/SDS permitting
process;
new text end

new text begin (2) enhanced economic analysis in the
rulemaking process for water quality
standards, including more-specific analysis
and identification of cost-effective permitting;
new text end

new text begin (3) developing statewide economic analyses
and templates to reduce the amount of
information and time required for
municipalities to apply for variances from
water quality standards; and
new text end

new text begin (4) coordinating with the Public Facilities
Authority to identify and advocate for the
resources needed for municipalities to achieve
permit requirements.
new text end

new text begin (b) $205,000 the first year and $205,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for a monitoring program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116.454.
new text end

new text begin (c) $115,000 the first year and $115,000 the
second year are for monitoring water quality
and operating assistance programs.
new text end

new text begin (d) $347,000 the first year and $347,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for monitoring ambient air for hazardous
pollutants.
new text end

new text begin (e) $90,000 the first year and $90,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for duties related to harmful chemicals in
products under Minnesota Statutes, sections
116.9401 to 116.9407. Of this amount,
$57,000 each year is transferred to the
commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin (f) $109,000 the first year and $109,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for registering wastewater laboratories.
new text end

new text begin (g) $926,000 the first year and $926,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to continue perfluorochemical biomonitoring
in eastern metropolitan communities, as
recommended by the Environmental Health
Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Panel,
and to address other environmental health
risks, including air quality. The communities
must include Hmong and other immigrant
farming communities. Of this amount, up to
$689,000 the first year and $689,000 the
second year are for transfer to the Department
of Health.
new text end

new text begin (h) $51,000 the first year and $51,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for the listing procedures for impaired waters
required under this act.
new text end

new text begin (i) $141,000 the first year and $141,000 the
second year are to implement and enforce
Minnesota Statutes, section 325F.071. Of this
amount, up to $65,000 each year may be
transferred to the commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin (j) $250,000 the first year is for transfer to the
commissioner of health for enhanced blood
lead testing, lead poisoning prevention efforts,
and asthma education as recommended by the
Northern Metals Consent Decree Advisory
Committee. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (k) The base for the general fund in fiscal year
2022 and later is $345,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Industrial
new text end

new text begin 15,473,000
new text end
new text begin 15,606,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 14,472,000
new text end
new text begin 14,605,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 1,001,000
new text end
new text begin 1,001,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,001,000 the first year and $1,001,000
the second year are from the remediation fund
for the leaking underground storage tank
program to investigate, clean up, and prevent
future releases from underground petroleum
storage tanks and for the petroleum
remediation program for vapor assessment
and remediation. These same annual amounts
are transferred from the petroleum tank fund
to the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $393,000 the first year and $393,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to further evaluate the use and reduction of
trichloroethylene around Minnesota and
identify its potential health impacts on
communities. Of this amount, up to $121,000
each year may be transferred to the
commissioner of health. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Municipal
new text end

new text begin 8,232,000
new text end
new text begin 7,859,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 164,000
new text end
new text begin 164,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 8,068,000
new text end
new text begin 7,695,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $164,000 the first year and $164,000 the
second year are for:
new text end

new text begin (1) a municipal liaison to assist municipalities
in implementing and participating in the
rulemaking process for water quality standards
and navigating the NPDES/SDS permitting
process;
new text end

new text begin (2) enhanced economic analysis in the
rulemaking process for water quality
standards, including more-specific analysis
and identification of cost-effective permitting;
new text end

new text begin (3) developing statewide economic analyses
and templates to reduce the amount of
information and time required for
municipalities to apply for variances from
water quality standards; and
new text end

new text begin (4) coordinating with the Public Facilities
Authority to identify and advocate for the
resources needed for municipalities to achieve
permit requirements.
new text end

new text begin (b) $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for transfer to the Office of Administrative
Hearings to establish sanitary districts.
new text end

new text begin (c) $671,000 the first year and $671,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for subsurface sewage treatment system
(SSTS) program administration and
community technical assistance and education,
including grants and technical assistance to
communities for water-quality protection. Of
this amount, $129,000 each year is for
assistance to counties through grants for SSTS
program administration. A county receiving
a grant from this appropriation must submit
the results achieved with the grant to the
commissioner as part of its annual SSTS
report. Any unexpended balance in the first
year does not cancel but is available in the
second year.
new text end

new text begin (d) $784,000 the first year and $784,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to address the need for continued increased
activity in 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.
new text end

new text begin (e) $373,000 the first year is from the
environmental fund to meet the increased
demand for technical assistance and review
of municipal water infrastructure projects that
will be generated by increased grant funding
through the Public Facilities Authority. This
is a onetime appropriation and is available
until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, the appropriations
encumbered on or before June 30, 2021, as
grants or contracts for subsurface sewage
treatment systems, surface water and
groundwater assessments, storm water, and
water-quality protection in this subdivision
are available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Operations
new text end

new text begin 7,526,000
new text end
new text begin 8,337,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,490,000
new text end
new text begin 2,490,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 4,208,000
new text end
new text begin 5,019,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 828,000
new text end
new text begin 828,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $180,000 the first year and $180,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
the leaking underground storage tank program
to investigate, clean up, and prevent future
releases from underground petroleum storage
tanks and for the petroleum remediation
program for vapor assessment and
remediation. These same annual amounts are
transferred from the petroleum tank fund to
the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,490,000 the first year and $2,490,000
the second year are to support agency
information technology services provided at
the enterprise and agency level.
new text end

new text begin (c) $800,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund to develop and maintain
systems to support permitting and regulatory
business processes and agency data.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Remediation
new text end

new text begin 14,516,000
new text end
new text begin 12,945,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 216,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 832,000
new text end
new text begin 1,099,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 11,846,000
new text end
new text begin 11,846,000
new text end
new text begin Closed Landfill
Investment
new text end
new text begin 1,622,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin (a) 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 must jointly
submit to the commissioner of management
and budget an annual spending plan that
maximizes resource use and appropriately
allocates the money between the two
departments. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin (b) $216,000 the first year from the general
fund is a onetime appropriation and $217,000
the first year and $484,000 the second year
are from the environmental fund to manage
contaminated sediment projects at multiple
sites identified in the St. Louis River remedial
action plan to restore water quality in the St.
Louis River Area of Concern. The base for
the environmental fund in fiscal year 2022 and
later is $363,000.
new text end

new text begin (c) $3,961,000 the first year and $3,961,000
the second year are from the remediation fund
for the leaking underground storage tank
program to investigate, clean up, and prevent
future releases from underground petroleum
storage tanks and for the petroleum
remediation program for vapor assessment
and remediation. These same annual amounts
are transferred from the petroleum tank fund
to the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) $257,000 the first year and $257,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
transfer to the commissioner of health for
private water-supply monitoring and health
assessment costs in areas contaminated by
unpermitted mixed municipal solid waste
disposal facilities and drinking water
advisories and public information activities
for areas contaminated by hazardous releases.
new text end

new text begin (e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 115B.421, $1,622,000 the first year is
from the closed landfill investment fund for
settling obligations with the federal
government, remedial investigations,
feasibility studies, engineering, and
cleanup-related activities for purposes of
environmental response actions at a priority
qualified facility under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 115B.406 and 115B.407. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Resource Management and Assistance
new text end

new text begin 34,549,000
new text end
new text begin 34,701,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 950,000
new text end
new text begin 700,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 33,524,000
new text end
new text begin 33,926,000
new text end

new text begin (a) 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
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.993.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for competitive recycling
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
115A.565. Of this amount, $700,000 each year
is from the general fund and $300,000 is from
the environmental fund. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2023. Any
unencumbered grant balances in the first year
do not cancel but are available for grants in
the second year.
new text end

new text begin (c) $694,000 the first year and $694,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for emission-reduction activities and grants to
small businesses and other
nonpoint-emission-reduction efforts. Of this
amount, $100,000 the first year and $100,000
the second year are to continue work with
Clean Air Minnesota, and the commissioner
may enter into an agreement with
Environmental Initiative to support this effort.
Any unencumbered grant balances in the first
year do not cancel but are available for grants
in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (d) $17,250,000 the first year and $17,250,000
the second year are from the environmental
fund for SCORE block grants to counties. Any
unencumbered grant balances in the first year
do not cancel but are available for grants in
the second year.
new text end

new text begin (e) $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.
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 (f) $112,000 the first year and $112,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for subsurface sewage treatment system
(SSTS) program administration and
community technical assistance and education,
including grants and technical assistance to
communities for water-quality protection.
new text end

new text begin (g) $169,000 the first year and $169,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to address the need for continued increased
activity in 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.
new text end

new text begin (h) $250,000 the first year is for public
engagement and outreach that supports
developing and implementing policies to
address climate change. This is a onetime
appropriation. Public meetings held as part of
efforts under this appropriation must be
distributed evenly among the following three
areas: Minneapolis and St. Paul; cities in the
seven-county metropolitan area, but not
including Minneapolis and St. Paul; and areas
outside the seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (i) $400,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund for grants to develop and
expand recycling markets for Minnesota
businesses.
new text end

new text begin (j) $30,000 the first year and $30,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for reviewing financial qualifications of waste
tire facility permit applicants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 115A.903.
new text end

new text begin (k) $244,000 the first year and $222,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for the voluntary certification program for
commercial deicer applicators under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116.2025.
new text end

new text begin (l) All money deposited in the environmental
fund for the metropolitan solid waste landfill
fee in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 473.843, and not otherwise
appropriated, is appropriated for the purposes
of Minnesota Statutes, section 473.844.
new text end

new text begin (m) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, the appropriations
encumbered on or before June 30, 2021, as
contracts or grants for environmental
assistance awarded under Minnesota Statutes,
section 115A.0716; 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, 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Watershed
new text end

new text begin 9,485,000
new text end
new text begin 9,335,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,109,000
new text end
new text begin 1,959,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 7,142,000
new text end
new text begin 7,142,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 234,000
new text end
new text begin 234,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,959,000 the first year and $1,959,000
the second year are for grants to delegated
counties to administer the county feedlot
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
116.0711, subdivisions 2 and 3. Money
remaining after the first year is available for
the second year.
new text end

new text begin (b) $208,000 the first year and $208,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for the costs of implementing general
operating permits for feedlots over 1,000
animal units.
new text end

new text begin (c) $122,000 the first year and $122,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
the leaking underground storage tank program
to investigate, clean up, and prevent future
releases from underground petroleum storage
tanks and for the petroleum remediation
program for vapor assessment and
remediation. These same annual amounts are
transferred from the petroleum tank fund to
the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) $150,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Minnesota Association of County Feedlot
Officers to develop, in coordination with the
Pollution Control Agency and the University
of Minnesota Extension program, an online
training curriculum related to animal feedlot
requirements under Minnesota Rules, chapter
7020. The curriculum must be developed to:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide base-level knowledge to new and
existing county feedlot pollution control
officers on feedlot registration, permitting,
compliance, enforcement, and program
administration;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide assistance to new and existing
county feedlot pollution control officers for
working efficiently and effectively with
producers; and
new text end

new text begin (3) reduce the incidence of manure or nutrients
entering surface water or groundwater.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Environmental Quality Board
new text end

new text begin 1,624,000
new text end
new text begin 1,274,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,431,000
new text end
new text begin 1,081,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 193,000
new text end
new text begin 193,000
new text end

new text begin $350,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota, Water Resources Center, for a
comprehensive study of the economic benefits
of managed aquifer recharge and to make
recommendations to enhance and replenish
Minnesota's groundwater resources. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
June 30, 2021. The study must include but is
not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) examining the potential benefits of
enhancing groundwater recharge in
water-stressed areas;
new text end

new text begin (2) assessing the relationship to changing
seasonality and intensity of precipitation on
groundwater recharge rates;
new text end

new text begin (3) reviewing the approaches to manage
recharge in geologically appropriate areas;
new text end

new text begin (4) identifying policy options, costs, and
barriers to recharging groundwater; and
new text end

new text begin (5) assessing the economic returns of options
for groundwater recharge.
new text end

new text begin In conducting the study, the Water Resources
Center must convene a stakeholder group and
provide for public participation. By January
15, 2021, the Water Resources Center must
present its findings and recommendations in
a report submitted to the chairs of the
legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over environment and natural
resources policy.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Transfers
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must transfer up to
$44,000,000 from the environmental fund to
the remediation fund for purposes of the
remediation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116.155, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,800,000 the first year is transferred
from the remediation fund to the dry cleaner
environmental response and reimbursement
account for purposes of Minnesota Statutes,
section 115B.49. By January 15, 2020, the
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency
must submit a report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources
finance that includes an assessment of the
possibility of recovering environmental
response costs from insurance held by dry
cleaning facilities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Cancellations
new text end

new text begin (a) The unencumbered amount of the
environmental fund appropriation in Laws
2016, chapter 189, article 3, section 2,
subdivision 2, for technical assistance and
review of municipal wastewater infrastructure
projects, estimated to be $373,000, is canceled
on June 30, 2019.
new text end

new text begin (b) The unencumbered amount of the closed
landfill investment fund appropriation in Laws
2017, chapter 93, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 6, for settling obligations, remedial
investigations, feasibility studies, engineering,
and cleanup-related activities for purposes of
environmental response actions at a priority
qualified facility, estimated to be $1,622,000,
is canceled on June 30, 2019.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 11 is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. 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 318,233,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 318,624,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 94,866,000
new text end
new text begin 95,220,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 112,364,000
new text end
new text begin 110,031,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 110,382,000
new text end
new text begin 112,746,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 106,000
new text end
new text begin 109,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 515,000
new text end
new text begin 518,000
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 6,324,000
new text end
new text begin 6,406,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,825,000
new text end
new text begin 1,846,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 3,940,000
new text end
new text begin 3,998,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 344,000
new text end
new text begin 344,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 215,000
new text end
new text begin 218,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $319,000 the first year and $319,000 the
second year are for environmental research
relating to mine permitting, of which $200,000
each year is from the minerals management
account and $119,000 each year is from the
general fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $3,032,000 the first year and $3,083,000
the second year are from the minerals
management account in the natural resources
fund for use as provided under Minnesota
Statutes, section 93.2236, paragraph (c), for
mineral resource management, projects to
enhance future mineral income, and projects
to promote new mineral-resource
opportunities.
new text end

new text begin (c) $215,000 the first year and $218,000 the
second year are from the state forest suspense
account in the permanent school fund to secure
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 Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Ecological and Water Resources
new text end

new text begin 39,543,000
new text end
new text begin 40,032,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 18,718,000
new text end
new text begin 18,922,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 15,414,000
new text end
new text begin 15,586,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 5,411,000
new text end
new text begin 5,524,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $5,493,000 the first year and $5,542,000
the second year are from the invasive species
account in the natural resources fund and
$3,206,000 the first year and $3,206,000 the
second year are from the general fund for
management, public awareness, assessment
and monitoring research, and water access
inspection to prevent the spread of invasive
species; management of invasive plants in
public waters; and management of terrestrial
invasive species on state-administered lands.
new text end

new text begin (b) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are from the invasive species
account in the natural resources fund for grants
to lake associations to manage aquatic invasive
plant species.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are from the invasive species
research account in the natural resources fund
for grants for the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive
Species Research Center.
new text end

new text begin (d) $5,476,000 the first year and $5,556,000
the second year are from the water
management account in the natural resources
fund for only the purposes specified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.27,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (e) $124,000 the first year and $124,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Mississippi
Headwaters Board for up to 50 percent of the
cost of implementing the comprehensive plan
for the upper Mississippi within areas under
the board's jurisdiction.
new text end

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

new text begin (g) $264,000 the first year and $264,000 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 (h) $2,259,000 the first year and $2,298,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund for only the purposes specified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin (i) $971,000 the first year and $985,000 the
second year are from the nongame wildlife
management account in the natural resources
fund for nongame wildlife management.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
290.431, $100,000 the first year and $100,000
the second year may be used for nongame
wildlife information, education, and
promotion.
new text end

new text begin (j) 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 (k) $6,000,000 the first year and $6,000,000
the second year are for the following activities:
new text end

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

new text begin (2) surface water monitoring and analysis,
including installing monitoring gauges;
new text end

new text begin (3) groundwater analysis to assist with
water-appropriation permitting decisions;
new text end

new text begin (4) permit application review incorporating
surface water and groundwater technical
analysis;
new text end

new text begin (5) precipitation data and analysis to improve
irrigation use;
new text end

new text begin (6) information technology, including
electronic permitting and integrated data
systems; and
new text end

new text begin (7) compliance and monitoring.
new text end

new text begin (l) $410,000 the first year and $410,000 the
second year are from the heritage enhancement
account in the game and fish fund for grants
to the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species
Research Center at the University of
Minnesota to prioritize, support, and develop
research-based solutions that can reduce the
effects of aquatic invasive species in
Minnesota by preventing spread, controlling
populations, and managing ecosystems and to
advance knowledge to inspire actions by
others.
new text end

new text begin (m) $50,000 the first year is for grants to local
units of government for removing storm debris
from Roberds Lake. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Forest Management
new text end

new text begin 51,968,000
new text end
new text begin 52,603,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 34,451,000
new text end
new text begin 34,800,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 16,119,000
new text end
new text begin 16,386,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 1,398,000
new text end
new text begin 1,417,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $7,521,000 the first year and $7,521,000
the second year are for prevention,
presuppression, and suppression costs of
emergency firefighting and other costs
incurred under Minnesota Statutes, section
88.12. The amount necessary to pay for
presuppression and suppression costs during
the biennium is appropriated from the general
fund. By January 15 of each year, the
commissioner of natural resources must submit
a report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the house and senate committees
and divisions having jurisdiction over
environment and natural resources finance that
identifies 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
must be deposited into the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $15,119,000 the first year and $15,386,000
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 (c) $1,398,000 the first year and $1,417,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund to advance ecological classification
systems (ECS) scientific management tools
for forest and invasive species management.
new text end

new text begin (d) $836,000 the first year and $847,000 the
second year are for the Forest Resources
Council to implement the Sustainable Forest
Resources Act.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,131,000 the first year and $1,131,000
the second year are for the Next Generation
Core Forestry data system.
new text end

new text begin (f) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are from the forest management
investment account in the natural resources
fund for forest road maintenance on state
forest roads.
new text end

new text begin (g) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for forest road maintenance
on county forest roads.
new text end

new text begin (h) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for grants to local units of
government to develop community ash
management plans; to identify and convert ash
stands to more diverse, climate-adapted
species; and to replace removed ash trees.
new text end

new text begin (i) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are from the forest management
investment account in the natural resources
fund to identify and convert ash forests on
state lands to climate-adapted species.
new text end

new text begin (j) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for grants to remove and
dispose of ash trees within counties
quarantined for emerald ash borer. The base
for this appropriation in fiscal year 2022 and
later is $655,000.
new text end

new text begin (k) Grants awarded under paragraphs (h) and
(j) may cover up to 75 percent of eligible costs
and may not exceed $500,000. Matching
grants provided through these appropriations
are available to cities, counties, regional
authorities, joint powers boards, towns, and
parks and recreation boards in cities of the
first class. The commissioner, in consultation
with the commissioner of agriculture, must
establish appropriate criteria for determining
funding priorities between submitted requests
and to determine activities and expenses that
qualify to meet local match requirements.
Money appropriated for grants under
paragraphs (h) and (j) may be used to pay
reasonable costs incurred by the commissioner
of natural resources to administer paragraphs
(h) and (j).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Parks and Trails Management
new text end

new text begin 92,085,000
new text end
new text begin 89,486,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 27,143,000
new text end
new text begin 27,480,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 62,650,000
new text end
new text begin 59,706,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 2,292,000
new text end
new text begin 2,300,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,075,000 the first year and $1,075,000
the second year are from the water recreation
account in the natural resources fund for
maintaining and enhancing public
water-access facilities.
new text end

new text begin (b) $6,344,000 the first year and $6,435,000
the second year are from the natural resources
fund for state trail, park, and recreation area
operations. This appropriation is from revenue
deposited in the natural resources fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (2).
new text end

new text begin (c) $18,552,000 the first year and $18,828,000
the second year are from the state parks
account in the natural resources fund to
operate and maintain state parks and state
recreation areas.
new text end

new text begin (d) $890,000 the first year and $890,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for park and trail grants to local units of
government on land to be maintained for at
least 20 years for parks or trails. This
appropriation is from revenue deposited in the
natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (4). 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 (e) $9,624,000 the first year and $9,624,000
the second year are from the snowmobile trails
and enforcement account in the natural
resources fund for the snowmobile
grants-in-aid program. 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 (f) $2,135,000 the first year and $2,135,000
the second year are from the natural resources
fund for the off-highway vehicle grants-in-aid
program. Of this amount, $1,660,000 each
year is from the all-terrain vehicle account;
$150,000 each year is from the off-highway
motorcycle account; and $325,000 each year
is 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 (g) $116,000 the first year and $117,000 the
second year are from the cross-country-ski
account in the natural resources fund for
grooming and maintaining cross-country-ski
trails in state parks, trails, and recreation areas.
new text end

new text begin (h) $266,000 the first year and $269,000 the
second year are from the state land and water
conservation account in the natural resources
fund for priorities established by the
commissioner for eligible state projects and
administrative and planning activities
consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section
84.0264, and the federal Land and Water
Conservation Fund Act. 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 (i) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for matching grants for local
parks and outdoor recreation areas under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (j) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for matching grants for local
trail connections under Minnesota Statutes,
section 85.019, subdivision 4c.
new text end

new text begin (k) $600,000 the first year is from the
all-terrain vehicle account in the natural
resources fund for grants to St. Louis County.
Of this amount, $100,000 is for a grant to St.
Louis County for an environmental assessment
worksheet for the overall construction of the
Voyageur Country ATV Trail system and
connections, and $500,000 is for a grant to St.
Louis County to design, plan, permit, acquire
right-of-way for, and construct Voyageur
Country ATV Trail from Buyck to Holmes
Logging Road and to Shuster Road toward
Cook. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (l) $2,400,000 the first year is from the
all-terrain vehicle account in the natural
resources fund. Of this amount, $1,300,000 is
for a grant to Lake County to match other
funding sources to develop the Prospector
Loop Trail system and $1,100,000 is for
acquisition, design, environmental review,
permitting, and construction for all-terrain
vehicle use on the Taconite State Trail
between Ely and Purvis Forest Management
Road.
new text end

new text begin (m) $950,000 the first year and $950,000 the
second year are from the all-terrain vehicle
account in the natural resources fund for grants
to St. Louis County for the Quad Cities ATV
Club trail construction program for planning,
design, environmental permitting, right-of-way
acquisition, and construction of up to 24 miles
of trail connecting the cities of Mountain Iron,
Virginia, Eveleth, and Gilbert to the
Laurentian Divide, County Road 303, the
Taconite State Trail, and Biwabik and from
Pfeiffer Lake Forest Road to County Road
361. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (n) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for grants for
natural-resource-based education and
recreation programs under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.976. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (o) $50,000 the first year is from the state
parks account in the natural resources fund for
signage and interpretative resources necessary
for naming state park assets and a segment of
the St. Croix River State Water Trail after
Walter F. Mondale as provided in this act.
new text end

new text begin (p) $260,000 the first year is from the state
parks account in the natural resources fund for
increased operations at Hill-Annex Mine State
Park in fiscal years 2020 to 2023. This is a
onetime appropriation, is in addition to funds
budgeted by or otherwise available to the
commissioner for this park, and is available
until June 30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin (q) $150,000 the first year is from the
all-terrain vehicle account in the natural
resources fund for a grant to Crow Wing
County to plan and design a multipurpose
bridge on the Mississippi River Northwoods
Trail across Sand Creek located five miles
northeast of Brainerd along the Mississippi
River.
new text end

new text begin (r) $75,000 the first year is from the
off-highway motorcycle account in the natural
resources fund to complete a master plan for
off-highway motorcycle trail planning and
development.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Fish and Wildlife Management
new text end

new text begin 78,236,000
new text end
new text begin 79,070,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,060,000
new text end
new text begin 1,460,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 1,954,000
new text end
new text begin 1,982,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 74,222,000
new text end
new text begin 75,628,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $8,539,000 the first year and $8,658,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund only for activities specified under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (1). Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94, five
percent of this appropriation may be used for
expanding hunter and angler recruitment and
retention.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,060,000 the first year and $1,460,000
the second year are for planning for and
emergency response to disease outbreaks in
wildlife. Of this amount, $50,000 the first year
is to establish a chronic wasting disease
adopt-a-dumpster program; $50,000 the first
year is to develop guidelines for handling,
transporting, processing, and disposing of deer
carcasses as required in this act; and $500,000
the first year is for a grant to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota for
the Chronic Wasting Disease Response,
Research, and Policy Program. The
commissioner and board must each submit
quarterly reports on the activities funded under
this paragraph to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources and
agriculture. Base funding for this activity is
$1,100,000 in fiscal year 2022 and thereafter.
new text end

new text begin (c) $8,546,000 the first year and $8,546,000
the second year are from the deer management
account for the purposes identified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.075,
subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (d) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the game and fish fund
for the walk-in access program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.126.
new text end

new text begin (e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, $100,000 the first year and
$100,000 the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund for shooting sports facility grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 87A.10, including
grants for archery facilities. Grants must be
matched with a nonstate match, which may
include in-kind contributions. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, $10,000 the first year is from
the heritage enhancement account in the game
and fish fund for implementing nontoxic shot
requirements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 97B.673.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Enforcement
new text end

new text begin 46,210,000
new text end
new text begin 47,810,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 7,632,000
new text end
new text begin 8,175,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 11,757,000
new text end
new text begin 11,993,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 26,715,000
new text end
new text begin 27,533,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 106,000
new text end
new text begin 109,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,718,000 the first year and $1,718,000
the second year are from the general fund for
enforcement efforts to prevent the spread of
aquatic invasive species.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,580,000 the first year and $1,580,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund for only the purposes specified under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,182,000 the first year and $1,182,000
the second year are from the water recreation
account in the natural resources fund for grants
to counties for boat and water safety. 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 (d) $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. 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 (e) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the all-terrain vehicle
account in the natural resources fund for grants
to qualifying organizations to assist in safety
and environmental education and monitoring
trails on public lands under Minnesota
Statutes, section 84.9011. Grants issued under
this paragraph must be issued through a formal
agreement with the organization. By
December 15 each year, an organization
receiving a grant under this paragraph must
report to the commissioner with details on
expenditures and outcomes from the grant. Of
this appropriation, $25,000 each year is for
administering these grants. 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 (f) $510,000 the first year and $510,000 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, $498,000 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 administering these grants.
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 (g) $176,000 the first year and $176,000 the
second year are from the game and fish fund
for an ice safety program.
new text end

new text begin (h) $60,000 the first year and $4,000 the
second year are from the game and fish fund
to provide outreach and education, in
coordination with interested organizations, to
communities concerned about cultural artifacts
regarding the new requirements established
under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.0896.
new text end

new text begin (i) The base for fiscal year 2022 and thereafter
is $7,553,000 from the general fund,
$27,955,000 from the game and fish fund,
$12,080,000 from the natural resources fund,
and $111,000 from the remediation fund.
These base level adjustments include pension
costs as provided in Laws 2018, chapter 211,
article 21, section 1, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Operations Support
new text end

new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin 2,350,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,850,000
new text end
new text begin 2,350,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,000,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are available for legal costs.
Of this amount, up to $500,000 the first year
and $375,000 the second year may be
transferred to the Minnesota Pollution Control
Agency. This is a onetime appropriation and
is available until June 30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin (b) $850,000 the first year and $850,000 the
second year are available for protecting the
department's business systems and associated
infrastructure.
new text end

new text begin (c) $150,000 the first year is from the water
recreation account in the natural resources
fund for programming costs required for the
new watercraft licensing categories established
in this act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Pass Through Funds
new text end

new text begin 867,000
new text end
new text begin 867,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 187,000
new text end
new text begin 187,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 380,000
new text end
new text begin 380,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $380,000 the first year and $380,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for grants to be divided equally between
the city of St. Paul for the Como Park Zoo and
Conservatory and the city of Duluth for the
Lake Superior Zoo. This appropriation is from
revenue deposited to the natural resources fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (5).
new text end

new text begin (b) $187,000 the first year and $187,000 the
second year are for the Office of School Trust
Lands.
new text end

new text begin (c) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are from the forestry suspense
account in the permanent school fund for the
Office of School Trust Lands.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Cancellation
new text end

new text begin The unencumbered amount of the general fund
appropriation in Laws 2016, chapter 189,
article 3, section 3, subdivision 8, for legal
costs, estimated to be $500,000, is canceled
on June 30, 2019.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 10 is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,963,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 18,931,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $3,423,000 the first year and $3,423,000
the second year are for natural resources block
grants to local governments to implement the
Wetland Conservation Act and shoreland
management under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 103F, and local water management
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103B. 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.
new text end

new text begin (b) $3,116,000 the first year and $3,116,000
the second year are for grants to soil and water
conservation districts for the purposes of
Minnesota Statutes, sections 103C.321 and
103C.331, and for general purposes, nonpoint
engineering, and implementation and
stewardship of the reinvest in Minnesota
reserve program. Expenditures may be made
from these appropriations for supplies and
services benefiting soil and water conservation
districts. Any district receiving a payment
under this paragraph must maintain a web page
that publishes, at a minimum, its annual report,
annual audit, annual budget, and meeting
notices.
new text end

new text begin (c) $761,000 the first year and $761,000 the
second year are to implement, enforce, and
provide oversight for the Wetland
Conservation Act, including administering the
wetland banking program and in-lieu fee
mechanism.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,560,000 the first year and $1,560,000
the second year are for the following
cost-share programs:
new text end

new text begin (1) $260,000 each year is for the feedlot water
quality cost-sharing program for feedlots under
500 animal units and nutrient and manure
management projects in watersheds where
there are impaired waters;
new text end

new text begin (2) $1,200,000 each year is for cost-sharing
programs of soil and water conservation
districts for perennially vegetated riparian
buffers, erosion control, water retention and
treatment, and other high-priority conservation
practices; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $100,000 each year is for county
cooperative weed management programs and
to restore native plants in selected invasive
species management sites.
new text end

new text begin (e) $166,000 the first year and $166,000 the
second year are to provide technical assistance
to local drainage management officials and
for the costs of the Drainage Work Group. The
board must coordinate with the Drainage Work
Group according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 103B.101, subdivision 13.
new text end

new text begin (f) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Red River
Basin Commission for water quality and
floodplain management, including
administration of programs. This appropriation
must be matched by nonstate funds.
new text end

new text begin (g) $140,000 the first year and $140,000 the
second year are for grants to Area II
Minnesota River Basin Projects for floodplain
management.
new text end

new text begin (h) $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are for conservation easement
stewardship.
new text end

new text begin (i) $269,000 the first year and $259,000 the
second year are for critical information
technology upgrades, development, and
security improvements.
new text end

new text begin (j) $240,000 the first year and $240,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Lower
Minnesota River Watershed District to defray
the annual cost of operating and maintaining
sites for dredge spoil to sustain the state,
national, and international commercial and
recreational navigation on the lower Minnesota
River.
new text end

new text begin (k) $3,500,000 the first year and $3,500,000
the second year are for payments to soil and
water conservation districts for the purposes
of Minnesota Statutes, sections 103C.321 and
103C.331. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (l) $150,000 the first year is for:
new text end

new text begin (1) identifying and listing ineligible materials
under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.49;
new text end

new text begin (2) assessing the viability of replacing plastic
materials used in conservation and
bioengineering projects with similarly
designed organic materials; and
new text end

new text begin (3) by November 1, 2020, preparing and
submitting a report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over environment
and natural resources with:
new text end

new text begin (i) criteria to be used by the board for
identifying and listing materials under
Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.49;
new text end

new text begin (ii) recommendations for implementing
Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.49, including
a process for reviewing and updating the list;
and
new text end

new text begin (iii) results of the assessment under clause (2)
and any related recommendations.
new text end

new text begin The board must consult with the United States
Department of Agriculture and the
commissioners of natural resources,
transportation, and the Pollution Control
Agency and may contract with the University
of Minnesota as necessary for the purposes of
this appropriation. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2022.
new text end

new text begin (m) $400,000 the first year is to provide
onetime state incentive payments to enrollees
in the federal Conservation Reserve Program
(CRP) and its derivative programs available
in Minnesota. The board may establish
payment rates based on land valuation and on
environmental benefit criteria, including but
not limited to reducing nutrients in surface
water or groundwater, protecting drinking
water, enhancing soil health, and enhancing
pollinator and wildlife habitat. The board may
use state funds to implement the program and
to provide technical assistance to landowners
or their agents to fulfill enrollment and
contract provisions. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2023.
new text end

new text begin (n) $387,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are to provide grants or payments
to plant residential lawns with native
vegetation and pollinator-friendly forbs and
legumes. The board must establish criteria for
grants or payments awarded under this section.
Grants or payments awarded under this section
may be made for up to 75 percent of the costs
of the project, except that in areas identified
by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
as areas where there is a high potential for
rusty patched bumble bees to be present,
grants may be awarded for up to 90 percent
of the costs of the project. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (o) $150,000 the first year is to prepare a
statewide action plan for soil health in
cooperation with the University of Minnesota
Water Resources Center and in consultation
with the commissioners of agriculture, natural
resources, and the Pollution Control Agency.
The plan must include recommendations for
protecting and improving the state's soil health
for agricultural and water quality purposes,
including recommendations for research and
outreach. By February 15, 2020, the plan must
be submitted to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over agriculture
and environment and natural resources policy.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (p) $5,745,000 the first year and $5,550,000
the second year are for agency administration
and operation of the Board of Water and Soil
Resources. The base for agency administration
is $5,351,000 in fiscal year 2022 and
thereafter.
new text end

new text begin (q) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 103C.501, the board may shift money
in this section and may adjust the technical
and administrative assistance portion of the
funds to leverage federal or other nonstate
funds or to address accountability, oversight,
local government performance, or
high-priority needs identified in local water
management plans or comprehensive water
management plans.
new text end

new text begin (r) The appropriations for grants in this section
are available until June 30, 2023. Returned
grant funds must be regranted consistent with
the purposes of this section. If an appropriation
for grants in either year is insufficient, the
appropriation in the other year is available for
it.
new text end

new text begin (s) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16B.97, the appropriations for grants
in this section are exempt from the Department
of Administration, Office of Grants
Management Policy 08-10 Grant Monitoring.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,140,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,140,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,540,000
new text end
new text begin 2,540,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 6,600,000
new text end
new text begin 6,600,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,540,000 the first year and $2,540,000
the second year are for metropolitan-area
regional parks operation and maintenance
according to Minnesota Statutes, section
473.351.
new text end

new text begin (b) $6,600,000 the first year and $6,600,000
the second year are from the natural resources
fund for metropolitan-area regional parks and
trails maintenance and operations. This
appropriation is from revenue deposited in the
natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (3).
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginCONSERVATION CORPS
MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 945,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 945,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 455,000
new text end
new text begin 455,000
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 Conservation Corps Minnesota 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. 7. new text beginZOOLOGICAL BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,394,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,999,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 10,204,000
new text end
new text begin 9,809,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 190,000
new text end
new text begin 190,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $190,000 the first year and $190,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund from revenue deposited under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (5).
new text end

new text begin (b) $499,000 the first year is to upgrade critical
communication and security technology
infrastructure. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (c) $40,000 the first year is for the prairie
butterfly conservation program. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginSCIENCE MUSEUM
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,079,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,079,000
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginEXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,394,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,594,000
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year must be matched from nonstate
sources to develop maximum private sector
involvement in tourism. Each $1 of state
incentive must be matched with $6 of private
sector money. "Matched" means revenue to
the state or documented cash expenditures
directly expended to support Explore
Minnesota Tourism programs. Up to one-half
of the private sector contribution may be
in-kind or soft match. The incentive in fiscal
year 2020 is based on fiscal year 2019 private
sector contributions. The incentive in fiscal
year 2021 is based on fiscal year 2020 private
sector contributions. This incentive is ongoing.
new text end

new text begin Money for marketing grants is available either
year of the biennium. Unexpended grant
money from the first year is available in the
second year.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 each year is for a grant to the
Northern Lights International Music Festival.
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year and $250,000 the second
year are for the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation
Office under Minnesota Statutes, section
116U.60.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginCONTINGENT APPROPRIATIONS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Motor Fuels Tax
new text end

new text begin (a) The following appropriations are available
only if new revenue is raised from increases
in the motor fuels tax rates under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 296A.07 and 296A.08,
enacted during the 2019 session:
new text end

new text begin (1) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are appropriated to the
commissioner of natural resources from the
water recreation account in the natural
resources fund for grants to counties for boat
and water safety. 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 (2) $3,350,000 the first year and $3,350,000
the second year are appropriated to the
commissioner of natural resources from the
water recreation account in the natural
resources fund for activities of the Division
of Parks and Trails under Minnesota Statutes,
section 86B.706, subdivision 3; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are appropriated to the
commissioner of natural resources from the
all-terrain vehicle account in the natural
resources fund for all-terrain vehicle trail
management.
new text end

new text begin (b) In the appropriations specified under
paragraph (a), the amounts appropriated are
reduced proportionally, as necessary, if the
legislation enacted in the 2019 legislative
session does not provide sufficient revenue to
the accounts.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Solid Waste Tax
new text end

new text begin (a) The following appropriations are available
only if new revenue is available in the
environmental fund from increases in solid
waste management tax rates under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 297H, enacted during the
2019 session:
new text end

new text begin (1) $400,000 the first year and $400,000 the
second year are appropriated from the
environmental fund to the commissioner of
the Pollution Control Agency for competitive
recycling grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 115A.565. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2023. Any
unencumbered grant balances in the first year
do not cancel but are available for grants in
the second year;
new text end

new text begin (2) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are appropriated from the
environmental fund to the commissioner of
the Pollution Control Agency for reducing and
diverting food waste, redirecting edible food
for consumption, and removing barriers to
collecting and recovering organic waste. Of
this amount, $500,000 each year is for grants
to increase food rescue and waste prevention.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2023. Any unencumbered grant balances in
the first year do not cancel but are available
for grants in the second year;
new text end

new text begin (3) $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000
the second year are appropriated from the
environmental fund to the commissioner of
the Pollution Control Agency for grants to
counties to collect, transport, and process
wood waste into usable biomass fuel for the
St. Paul district heating and cooling system
cogeneration facility or a waste wood and
agricultural biomass-fueled combined heat
and power facility owned in partnership with
a governmental entity located in the state; and
new text end

new text begin (4) $2,900,000 the first year and $3,500,000
the second year are appropriated from the
environmental fund to the commissioner of
the Pollution Control Agency for additional
SCORE block grants to counties.
new text end

new text begin (b) In the appropriations specified under
paragraph (a), the amounts appropriated are
reduced proportionally, as necessary, if the
legislation enacted in the 2019 legislative
session does not provide sufficient revenue to
the fund.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 3, section 6, as amended by Laws 2017, chapter
93, article 1, section 12, is amended to read:


Sec. 6. ADMINISTRATION

$
250,000
$
-0-

$250,000 the first year is from the state forest
suspense account in the permanent school fund
for the school trust lands director to initiate
deleted text begin real estate development projects ondeleted text endnew text begin and
complete a 25-year framework for managing
new text end
school trust lands as deleted text begindetermined by the school
trust lands director
deleted text endnew text begin described in Minnesota
Statutes, section 127A.353, subdivision 4,
paragraph (a), clause (11)
new text end. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
deleted text begin 2019deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 12.

Laws 2017, chapter 93, article 1, section 9, is amended to read:


Sec. 9. ADMINISTRATION

$
800,000
$
300,000

(a) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are from the state forest suspense
account in the permanent school fund for the
school trust lands director. This appropriation
is to be used for securing long-term economic
return from the school trust lands consistent
with fiduciary responsibilities and sound
natural resources conservation and
management principles.

(b) $500,000 the first year is from the state
forest suspense account in the permanent
school fund for the school trust lands director
to initiate the deleted text beginprivate sale of surplus school
trust lands identified according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 92.82, paragraph (d)
deleted text endnew text begin
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
private forest land alternative with the United
States Department of Agriculture Forest
Service and a nonprofit partner. The school
trust lands director may use these funds for
project costs
new text end, including but not limited to
new text begin environmental assessments, new text endvaluation
expenses, legal feesnew text begin, closing costsnew text end, and
transactional staff costs. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
deleted text begin 2019deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

ARTICLE 2

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Section 1.

new text begin [1.1465] STATE BEE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Rusty patched bumble bee. new text end

new text begin The rusty patched bumble bee, Bombus
affinis
, is the official bee of the state of Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Photograph. new text end

new text begin A photograph of the rusty patched bumble bee must be preserved
in the Office of the Secretary of State.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.151, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exceptions.

(a) If a state official litigates or settles a matter on behalf of specific
injured persons or entities, this section does not prohibit distribution of money to the specific
injured persons or entities on whose behalf the litigation or settlement efforts were initiated.
If money recovered on behalf of injured persons or entities cannot reasonably be distributed
to those persons or entities because they cannot readily be located or identified or because
the cost of distributing the money would outweigh the benefit to the persons or entities, the
money must be paid into the general fund.

(b) Money recovered on behalf of a fund in the state treasury other than the general fund
may be deposited in that fund.

(c) This section does not prohibit a state official from distributing money to a person or
entity other than the state in litigation or potential litigation in which the state is a defendant
or potential defendant.

(d) State agencies may accept funds as directed by a federal court for any restitution or
monetary penalty under United States Code, title 18, section 3663(a)(3) or United States
Code, title 18, section 3663A(a)(3). Funds received must be deposited in a special revenue
account and are appropriated to the commissioner of the agency for the purpose as directed
by the federal court.

(e) Tobacco settlement revenues as defined in section 16A.98, subdivision 1, paragraph
(t), may be deposited as provided in section 16A.98, subdivision 12.

new text begin (f) If the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recovers $250,000 or more in litigation
or in settlement of a matter that could have resulted in litigation for a civil penalty from
violations of a permit issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, then 40 percent
of the money recovered must be distributed to the community health board where the
permitted facility is located. The commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
must notify the commissioner of health and the community health board within 30 days of
a final court order in the litigation or the effective date of the settlement agreement that the
litigation has concluded or a settlement has been reached. The commissioner must collect
and distribute the money to the commissioner of health. The commissioner of health must
distribute the money to the community health board. The community health board must
meet directly with the population potentially affected by the pollution that was the subject
of the litigation or settlement to understand the population's concerns and incorporate those
concerns into a project that benefits that population. The project must be implemented by
the community health board and funded as directed in this paragraph. This paragraph does
not apply to money recovered in litigation or settlement of a matter that could have resulted
in litigation with subdivisions of the state. This paragraph is for the distribution of money
only and does not create a right of intervention in the litigation or settlement of the
enforcement action for any person or entity.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 16A.152, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Additional revenues; priority.

(a) If on the basis of a forecast of general fund
revenues and expenditures, the commissioner of management and budget determines that
there will be a positive unrestricted budgetary general fund balance at the close of the
biennium, the commissioner of management and budget must allocate money to the following
accounts and purposes in priority order:

(1) the cash flow account established in subdivision 1 until that account reaches
$350,000,000;

(2) the budget reserve account established in subdivision 1a until that account reaches
$1,596,522,000;

(3) the amount necessary to increase the aid payment schedule for school district aids
and credits payments in section 127A.45 to not more than 90 percent rounded to the nearest
tenth of a percent without exceeding the amount available and with any remaining funds
deposited in the budget reserve;

(4) the amount necessary to restore all or a portion of the net aid reductions under section
127A.441 and to reduce the property tax revenue recognition shift under section 123B.75,
subdivision 5
, by the same amount; and

(5) the deleted text beginclean water fund established in section 114D.50 until $22,000,000 has been
transferred into the fund
deleted text endnew text begin metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account established
in section 473.845 until $13,905,000 has been transferred into the account
new text end.

(b) The amounts necessary to meet the requirements of this section are appropriated
from the general fund within two weeks after the forecast is released or, in the case of
transfers under paragraph (a), clauses (3) and (4), as necessary to meet the appropriations
schedules otherwise established in statute.

(c) The commissioner of management and budget deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end certify the total dollar
amount of the reductions under paragraph (a), clauses (3) and (4), to the commissioner of
education. The commissioner of education deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end increase the aid payment percentage
and reduce the property tax shift percentage by these amounts and apply those reductions
to the current fiscal year and thereafter.

(d) Paragraph (a), clause (5), expires after the entire amount of the transfer has been
made.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.035, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Reimbursement.

A meat processor holding a license under chapter 28A
may apply to the commissioner of agriculture for new text beginfull new text endreimbursement of deleted text begin$70 towardsdeleted text end the
new text begin processor's reasonable and documented new text endcost of processing donated deernew text begin, as determined by
the commissioner within the limits of available funding
new text end. The meat processor shall deliver
the deer, processed into cuts or ground meat, to a charitable organization that is registered
under chapter 309 and with the commissioner of agriculture and that operates a food
assistance program. To request reimbursement, the processor shall submit an application,
on a form prescribed by the commissioner of agriculture, the tag number under which the
deer was taken, and a receipt for the deer from the charitable organization.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.026, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Paying grant-eligible expenditures. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 16A.41, the
commissioner may make payments for otherwise eligible grant-program expenditures that
are made on or after the effective date of the appropriation that funds the payments for:
new text end

new text begin (1) grants-in-aid under sections 84.794, 84.803, 84.83, 84.927, and 85.44;
new text end

new text begin (2) local recreation grants under section 85.019; and
new text end

new text begin (3) enforcement and public education grants under sections 84.794, 84.803, 84.83,
84.927, 86B.701, 86B.705, and 87A.10.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.027, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Permanent school fund authority; reporting.

(a) The commissioner of
natural resources has the authority and responsibility deleted text beginfor the administration ofdeleted text endnew text begin to administernew text end
school trust lands under sections deleted text begin92.121deleted text endnew text begin 92.122new text end and 127A.31. The commissioner shall
biannually report to the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission and the legislature
on the management of the school trust lands that shows how the commissioner has and will
continue to achieve the following goals:

(1) manage the school trust lands efficiently and in a manner that reflects the undivided
loyalty to the beneficiaries consistent with the commissioner's fiduciary duties;

(2) reduce the management expenditures of school trust lands and maximize the revenues
deposited in the permanent school trust fund;

(3) manage the sale, exchange, and commercial leasing of school trust lands, requiring
returns of not less than fair market value, to maximize the revenues deposited in the
permanent school trust fund and retain the value from the long-term appreciation of the
school trust lands;

(4) manage the school trust lands to maximize the long-term economic return for the
permanent school trust fund while maintaining sound natural resource conservation and
management principles;

(5) optimize school trust land revenues and maximize the value of the trust consistent
with deleted text beginthedeleted text end balancing deleted text beginofdeleted text end short-term and long-term interests, so that long-term benefits are not
lost in an effort to maximize short-term gains; and

(6) maintain the integrity of the trust and prevent the misapplication of its lands and its
revenues.

(b) When the commissioner finds an irresolvable conflict between maximizing the
long-term economic return and protecting natural resources and recreational values on
school trust lands, the commissioner shall give precedence to the long-term economic return
in managing school trust lands. By July 1, 2018, the permanent school fund deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be
compensated for all school trust lands included under a designation or policy provision that
prohibits long-term economic return. The commissioner shall submit recommendations to
the appropriate legislative committees and divisions on methods of funding for the
compensation required under this paragraph, including recommendations for appropriations
from the general fund, nongeneral funds, and the state bond fund. Any uncompensated
designation or policy provision restrictions on the long-term economic return on school
trust lands remaining after July 1, 2018, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be compiled and submitted to the
Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission for review.

(c) By December 31, 2013, the report required under paragraph (a) deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end provide
an inventory and identification of all school trust lands that are included under a designation
or policy provision that prohibits long-term economic return. The report deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end include
a plan to compensate the permanent school fund through the purchase or exchange of the
lands or a plan to manage the school trust land to generate long-term economic return to
the permanent school fund. Subsequent reports under paragraph (a) deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end include a
status report of the commissioner's progress in maximizing the long-term economic return
on lands identified in the 2013 report.

(d) When deleted text beginfuturedeleted text endnew text begin management practices, policies, ornew text end designations deleted text beginor policiesdeleted text end by the
commissionernew text begin diminish ornew text end prohibit the long-term economic return on school trust land, the
conflict deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be resolved deleted text beginby compensating the permanent school fund through an
exchange or purchase of the lands before designation or application of the policy
deleted text endnew text begin as provided
in section 92.122
new text end.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.0895, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Rusty patched bumble bee. new text end

new text begin The rusty patched bumble bee, Bombus affinis,
is designated as an endangered species under this section, is the state bee under section
1.1465, has been listed as an endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act,
and is a species that is of most concern to the state in order to prevent extinction. The
Environmental Quality Board must coordinate efforts to protect the rusty patched bumble
bee in the state.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [84.0896] TRADE IN PROHIBITED ANIMAL PARTS PROHIBITED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Antique" means an item that:
new text end

new text begin (1) contains no more than 200 grams of prohibited animal part as a fixed component of
an item that is not made wholly or partially from a prohibited animal part; and
new text end

new text begin (2) is documented to be at least 100 years old.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Prohibited animal part" means any of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) a tooth or tusk from any species of elephant, hippopotamus, mammoth, mastodon,
walrus, whale, or narwhal, or any piece thereof, whether raw or worked;
new text end

new text begin (2) a product containing any of the materials described in clause (1);
new text end

new text begin (3) a horn; piece of horn; or derivative of a horn, such as a powder, of any species of
rhinoceros; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a product containing any of the materials described in clause (3).
new text end

new text begin (d) "Sell" or "sale" means an exchange for consideration and includes barter and
possession with intent to sell. The term does not include a transfer of ownership by gift,
donation, or bequest.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin A person shall not purchase or sell any item that the person knows
or should know is a prohibited animal part.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Exceptions. new text end

new text begin (a) Subdivision 2 does not prohibit the sale or purchase of a
prohibited animal part if the sale or purchase is:
new text end

new text begin (1) undertaken as part of law enforcement activities;
new text end

new text begin (2) expressly authorized by federal law;
new text end

new text begin (3) of an antique;
new text end

new text begin (4) of a musical instrument containing a lawfully acquired fixed component made of no
more than 200 grams of prohibited animal part; or
new text end

new text begin (5) of a prohibited animal part by a bona fide educational or scientific institution that is
a nonprofit corporation, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
new text end

new text begin (b) Subdivision 2 does not prohibit possession of a cultural artifact containing a prohibited
animal part.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Disposition of seized prohibited animal parts. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other
provision of law, a prohibited animal part seized under this section must, upon a conviction,
be forfeited to the state and either destroyed or given to a nonprofit corporation, as defined
in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for an educational or scientific purpose.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2020, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.775, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Civil citation; authority to issue.

(a) A conservation officer or other
licensed peace officer may issue a civil citation to a person who operates:

(1) an off-highway motorcycle in violation of sections 84.773, subdivision 1 or 2, clause
(1); 84.777; 84.788 to 84.795; or 84.90;

(2) an off-road vehicle in violation of sections 84.773, subdivision 1 or 2, clause (1);
84.777; 84.798 to 84.804; or 84.90; or

(3) an all-terrain vehicle in violation of sections 84.773, subdivision 1 or 2, clause (1);
84.777; 84.90; or 84.922 to 84.928.

(b) A civil citation under paragraph (a) shall require restitution for public and private
property damage and impose a penalty of:

(1) $100 for the first offense;

(2) $200 for the second offense; and

(3) $500 for third and subsequent offenses.

(c) A conservation officer or other licensed peace officer may issue a civil citation to a
person who operates an off-highway motorcycle, off-road vehicle, or all-terrain vehicle in
violation of section 84.773, subdivision 2, clause (2) or (3). A civil citation under this
paragraph shall require restitution for damage to wetlands and impose a penalty of:

(1) $100 for the first offense;

(2) $500 for the second offense; and

(3) $1,000 for third and subsequent offenses.

(d) If the peace officer determines that there is damage to property requiring restitution,
the commissioner must send a written explanation of the extent of the damage and the cost
of the repair by first class mail to the address provided by the person receiving the citation
within 15 days of the date of the citation.

(e) An off-road vehicle deleted text beginor all-terrain vehicledeleted text end that is equipped with a snorkel device and
receives a civil citation under this section is subject to twice the penalty amounts in
paragraphs (b) and (c).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.788, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exemptions.

Registration is not required for off-highway motorcycles:

(1) owned and used by the United States, an Indian tribal government, the state, another
state, or a political subdivision;

(2) registered in another state or country that have not been within this state for more
than 30 consecutive days;

(3) registered under chapter 168, when operated on forest roads to gain access to a state
forest campground;

deleted text begin (4) used exclusively in organized track-racing events;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end operated on state or grant-in-aid trails by a nonresident possessing a nonresident
off-highway motorcycle state trail pass;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end operated by a person participating in an event for which the commissioner has
issued a special use permit; or

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end operated on boundary trails and registered in another state or country providing
equal reciprocal registration or licensing exemptions for registrants of this state.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.794, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Purposes.

(a) Subject to appropriation by the legislature, money in the
off-highway motorcycle account may only be spent for:

(1) administration, enforcement, and implementation of sections 84.787 to 84.795;

(2) acquisition, maintenance, and development of off-highway motorcycle trails and use
areas; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) grants-in-aid to counties and municipalities to construct and maintain off-highway
motorcycle trails and use areasnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (4) grants for enforcement and public education to local law enforcement agenciesnew text end.

(b) The distribution of funds made available for grants-in-aid must be guided by the
statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.83, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Purposes for the account; allocation.

(a) The money deposited in the account
and interest earned on that money may be expended only as appropriated by law for the
following purposes:

(1) for a grant-in-aid program to counties and municipalities for construction and
maintenance of snowmobile trailsnew text begin that are determined by the commissioner to be part of
the state's grant-in-aid system
new text end, including maintenance of trails on lands and waters of
Voyageurs National Park; on Lake of the Woods; on Rainy Lake; on the following lakes in
St. Louis County: Burntside, Crane, Little Long, Mud, Pelican, Shagawa, and Vermilion;
and on the following lakes in Cook County: Devil Track and Hungry Jackdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin. The commissioner
may establish a performance-based funding formula for annual grants-in-aid. The procedures
and criteria for grants-in-aid are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14, and
section 14.386 does not apply. In administering the performance-based grants-in-aid, the
commissioner must:
new text end

new text begin (i) determine annual grant amounts based on a funding formula that includes consideration
of historical costs, snowfall, use, and tourism;
new text end

new text begin (ii) make grant payments based on:
new text end

new text begin (A) successful completion of performance benchmarks;
new text end

new text begin (B) reimbursement of eligible expenditures; or
new text end

new text begin (C) a combination of subitems (A) and (B); and
new text end

new text begin (iii) assess penalties to nonperforming grant-in-aid recipients, which may include
withholding grant payments or making the grantee or trail system ineligible for future
grant-in-aid funding.
new text end

(2) deleted text beginfor acquisition, development, and maintenance ofdeleted text endnew text begin to acquire, develop, and maintainnew text end
state recreational snowmobile trails;

(3) for snowmobile safety programs; and

(4) deleted text beginfor the administration and enforcement ofdeleted text endnew text begin to administer and enforcenew text end sections 84.81
to 84.91 and appropriated grants to local law enforcement agencies.

(b) No less than 60 percent of revenue collected from snowmobile registration and
snowmobile state trail sticker fees must be expended for grants-in-aid to develop, maintain,
and groom trails and acquire easements.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.925, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginProgramdeleted text endnew text begin Training and certification programsnew text end established.

(a) The
commissioner shall establishnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end a comprehensive all-terrain vehicle environmental and safety education and training
new text begin certification new text endprogram, including the preparation and dissemination of vehicle information
and safety advice to the public, the training of all-terrain vehicle operators, and the issuance
of all-terrain vehicle safety certificates to vehicle operators over the age of 12 years who
successfully complete the all-terrain vehicle environmental and safety education and training
coursedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a voluntary all-terrain vehicle online training program for youth and a parent or
guardian, offered at no charge for operators at least six years of age but younger than ten
years of age.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end A parent or guardian must be present at deleted text beginthe hands-ondeleted text endnew text begin anew text end training deleted text beginportion of thedeleted text end program
deleted text begin fordeleted text endnew text begin when thenew text end youth deleted text beginwho are six throughdeleted text endnew text begin is undernew text end ten years of age.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end For the purpose of administering the program and to defray the expenses of
training and certifying vehicle operators, the commissioner shall collect a fee from each
person who receives the trainingnew text begin for certification under paragraph (a), clause (1)new text end. The
commissioner shall collect a fee, to include a $1 issuing fee for licensing agents, for issuing
a duplicate all-terrain vehicle safety certificate. The commissioner shall establish both fees
in a manner that neither significantly overrecovers nor underrecovers costs, including
overhead costs, involved in providing the services. The fees are not subject to the rulemaking
provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply. The fees may be established
by the commissioner notwithstanding section 16A.1283. Fee proceeds, except for the issuing
fee for licensing agents under this subdivision, shall be deposited in the all-terrain vehicle
account in the natural resources fund and the amount thereof, except for the electronic
licensing system commission established by the commissioner under section 84.027,
subdivision 15
, and issuing fees collected by the commissioner, is appropriated annually to
the Enforcement Division of the Department of Natural Resources for the administration
of the programs. In addition to the fee established by the commissioner, instructors may
charge each person up to the established fee amount for class materials and expenses.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The commissioner shall cooperate with private organizations and associations,
private and public corporations, and local governmental units in furtherance of the deleted text beginprogramdeleted text endnew text begin
programs
new text end established under this section. School districts may cooperate with the
commissioner and volunteer instructors to provide space for the classroom portion of the
training. The commissioner shall consult with the commissioner of public safety in regard
to deleted text begintraining programdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end subject matter new text beginof the training programs new text endand performance testing that
leads to the certification of vehicle operators. The commissioner shall incorporate a riding
component in the deleted text beginsafety education anddeleted text end training deleted text beginprogramdeleted text endnew text begin certification program established
under this section and may incorporate a riding component in the training program established
under paragraph (a), clause (2)
new text end.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.9256, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Prohibitions on youthful operators.

(a) Except for operation on public
road rights-of-way that is permitted under section 84.928 and as provided under paragraph
(j), a driver's license issued by the state or another state is required to operate an all-terrain
vehicle along or on a public road right-of-way.

(b) A person under 12 years of age shall not:

(1) make a direct crossing of a public road right-of-way;

(2) operate an all-terrain vehicle on a public road right-of-way in the state; or

(3) operate an all-terrain vehicle on public lands or waters, except as provided in
paragraph (f).

(c) Except for public road rights-of-way of interstate highways, a person 12 years of age
but less than 16 years may make a direct crossing of a public road right-of-way of a trunk,
county state-aid, or county highway or operate on public lands and waters or state or
grant-in-aid trails, only if that person possesses a valid all-terrain vehicle safety certificate
issued by the commissioner and is accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older who
holds a valid driver's license.

(d) To be issued an all-terrain vehicle safety certificate, a person at least 12 years old,
but less than 16 years old, must:

(1) successfully complete the safety education and training program under section 84.925,
subdivision 1, including a riding component; and

(2) be able to properly reach and control the handle bars and reach the foot pegs while
sitting upright on the seat of the all-terrain vehicle.

(e) A person at least deleted text beginsixdeleted text endnew text begin tennew text end years of age may take the safety education and training
program and may receive an all-terrain vehicle safety certificate under paragraph (d), but
the certificate is not valid until the person reaches age 12.

(f) A person at least ten years of age but under 12 years of age may operate an all-terrain
vehicle with an engine capacity up to 110cc if the vehicle is a class 1 all-terrain vehicle with
straddle-style seating or up to 170cc if the vehicle is a class 1 all-terrain vehicle with
side-by-side-style seating on public lands or waters if accompanied by a parent or legal
guardian.

(g) A person under 15 years of age shall not operate a class 2 all-terrain vehicle.

(h) A person under the age of 16 may not operate an all-terrain vehicle on public lands
or waters or on state or grant-in-aid trails if the person cannot properly reach and control:

(1) the handle bars and reach the foot pegs while sitting upright on the seat of the
all-terrain vehicle with straddle-style seating; or

(2) the steering wheel and foot controls of a class 1 all-terrain vehicle with
side-by-side-style seating while sitting upright in the seat with the seat belt fully engaged.

(i) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), a nonresident at least 12 years old, but less than 16
years old, may make a direct crossing of a public road right-of-way of a trunk, county
state-aid, or county highway or operate an all-terrain vehicle on public lands and waters or
state or grant-in-aid trails if:

(1) the nonresident youth has in possession evidence of completing an all-terrain safety
course offered by the ATV Safety Institute or another state as provided in section 84.925,
subdivision 3; and

(2) the nonresident youth is accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older who holds
a valid driver's license.

(j) A person 12 years of age but less than 16 years of age may operate an all-terrain
vehicle on the roadway, bank, slope, or ditch of a public road right-of-way as permitted
under section 84.928 if the person:

(1) possesses a valid all-terrain vehicle safety certificate issued by the commissioner;
and

(2) is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on a separate all-terrain vehicle.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.928, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Operation generally.

A person may not drive or operate an all-terrain vehicle:

(1) at a rate of speed greater than reasonable or proper under the surrounding
circumstances;

(2) in a careless, reckless, or negligent manner so as to endanger or to cause injury or
damage to the person or property of another;

(3) without headlight and taillight lighted at all times if the vehicle is equipped with
headlight and taillight;

(4) without a functioning stoplight if so equipped;

(5) in a tree nursery or planting in a manner that damages or destroys growing stock;

(6) without a brake operational by either hand or foot;

(7) with more than one person on the vehicle, except as allowed under section 84.9257;

(8) at a speed exceeding ten miles per hour on the frozen surface of public waters within
100 feet of a person not on an all-terrain vehicle or within 100 feet of a fishing shelter;new text begin or
new text end

deleted text begin (9) with a snorkel device that has a raised air intake six inches or more above the vehicle
manufacturer's original air intake, except within the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle
Recreation Area as described in section 85.013, subdivision 12a, or other public off-highway
vehicle recreation areas; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end in a manner that violates operation rules adopted by the commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 16.

new text begin [84.976] NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE GRANT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources must establish
and administer a program to provide grants for outdoor environmental, ecological, and other
natural-resource-based education and recreation programs serving youth.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may award grants under this section to public
entities or private nonprofit organizations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Priorities. new text end

new text begin In awarding grants under this section, the commissioner must give
priority to programs that:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide students with opportunities to directly experience and understand nature and
the natural world;
new text end

new text begin (2) use a research-based, effective environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other
natural-resource-based educational curriculum;
new text end

new text begin (3) maximize the number of participants that can be served;
new text end

new text begin (4) serve children with limited opportunities to participate in natural-resource-based
outdoor activities;
new text end

new text begin (5) use public park and other natural resource venues and personnel as a resource; and
new text end

new text begin (6) commit matching funds or in-kind resources.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84D.15, is amended to read:


84D.15 INVASIVE SPECIES deleted text beginACCOUNTdeleted text endnew text begin ACCOUNTSnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

Creation.

The invasive species account deleted text beginisdeleted text endnew text begin and the invasive species
research account are
new text end created in the state treasury in the natural resources fund.

Subd. 2.

Receipts.

new text begin(a) new text endMoney received from deleted text beginsurcharges on watercraft licenses under
section 86B.415, subdivision 7,
deleted text end civil penalties under section 84D.13deleted text begin,deleted text end and service provider
permits under section 84D.108deleted text begin, shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be deposited in the invasive species account.
Each year, the commissioner of management and budget deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end transfer from the game
and fish fund to the invasive species accountdeleted text begin,deleted text end the annual surcharge collected on nonresident
fishing licenses under section 97A.475, subdivision 7, paragraph (b). Each fiscal year, the
commissioner of management and budget deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end transfer $750,000 from the water
recreation account under section 86B.706 to the invasive species account.

new text begin (b) Money received from surcharges on watercraft licenses under section 86B.415,
subdivision 7, must be deposited as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) 80 percent from each surcharge must be deposited in the invasive species account;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) 20 percent from each surcharge must be deposited in the invasive species research
account.
new text end

Subd. 3.

Use of money in new text begininvasive species new text endaccount.

Money credited to the invasive
species account in subdivision 2 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be used for management of invasive species
and implementation of this chapter as it pertains to invasive species, including control,
public awareness, law enforcement, assessment and monitoring, management planning,
habitat improvements, and research.new text begin Of the money credited to the account, at least ten
percent from each surcharge on watercraft licenses under section 86B.415, subdivision 7,
must be used for grants to lake associations to manage aquatic invasive plant species.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Use of money in invasive species research account. new text end

new text begin Money credited to the
invasive species research account in subdivision 2, paragraph (b), must be used for grants
to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive
Species Research Center to research aquatic invasive species.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.32, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Designation.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner of natural resources is authorized in
cooperation with local units of government and private individuals and groups when feasible
to manage state water trails on the Lake Superior water trail under section 85.0155 and on
the following rivers, which have historic, recreational, and scenic values: Little Fork, Big
Fork, Minnesota, St. Croix, Snake, Mississippi, Red Lake, Cannon, Straight, Des Moines,
Crow Wing, St. Louis, Pine, Rum, Kettle, Cloquet, Root, Zumbro, Pomme de Terre within
Swift County, Watonwan, Cottonwood, Whitewater, Chippewa from Benson in Swift County
to Montevideo in Chippewa County, Long Prairie, Red River of the North, Sauk, Otter Tail,
Redwood, Blue Earth, Cedar, Shell Rock, Vermilion in St. Louis County, north fork of the
Crow, and south fork of the Crow. The commissioner may map and sign points of interest,
public water access sites, portages, camp sites, and dams, rapids, waterfalls, and other serious
hazards that are dangerous to canoe, kayak, and watercraft travelers. The commissioner
may maintain passageway for watercraft on state water trails.

new text begin (b) The segment of the St. Croix River Water Trail between Wild River State Park and
William O'Brien State Park is designated as the Walter F. Mondale Scenic River Way.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.42, is amended to read:


85.42 USER FEE; VALIDITY.

(a) The fee for an annual cross-country-ski pass is deleted text begin$19deleted text endnew text begin $24new text end for an individual age 16 and
over. The fee for a three-year pass is deleted text begin$54deleted text endnew text begin $69new text end for an individual age 16 and over. This fee
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be collected at the time the pass is purchased. Three-year passes are valid for
three years beginning the previous July 1. Annual passes are valid for one year beginning
the previous July 1.

(b) The cost for a daily cross-country skier pass is deleted text begin$5deleted text endnew text begin $9new text end for an individual age 16 and
over. This fee deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be collected at the time the pass is purchased. The daily pass is
valid only for the date designated on the pass form.

(c) A pass must be signed by the skier across the front of the pass to be valid and deleted text beginbecomesdeleted text endnew text begin
is
new text end nontransferable deleted text beginon signingdeleted text endnew text begin when signednew text end.

(d) The commissioner and agents deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end issue a duplicate pass to a person whose
pass is lost or destroyeddeleted text begin,deleted text end using the process established under section 97A.405, subdivision
3
, and rules adopted thereunder. The fee for a duplicate cross-country-ski pass is $2.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.44, is amended to read:


85.44 CROSS-COUNTRY-SKI TRAIL GRANT-IN-AID PROGRAM.

The commissioner shall establish a grant-in-aid program for local units of government
and special park districts deleted text beginfor the acquisition, development, and maintenance ofdeleted text endnew text begin to acquire,
develop, and maintain
new text end cross-country-ski trailsnew text begin that are determined by the commissioner to
be part of the state's grant-in-aid system
new text end. Grants deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin arenew text end available deleted text beginfor acquisition ofdeleted text endnew text begin to
acquire
new text end trail easements but may not be used to acquire any lands in fee title. Local units of
government and special park districts applying for and receiving grants under this section
deleted text begin shall bedeleted text endnew text begin arenew text end considered to have cross-country-ski trails for one year following the expiration
of their last grant. The department shall reimburse all public sponsors of grants-in-aid
cross-country-ski trails based upon criteria established by the department. deleted text beginPrior to the use
of
deleted text endnew text begin Before usingnew text end any reimbursement criteria, a certain proportion of the revenues deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end
be allocated on the basis of user fee sales location.new text begin The commissioner may establish a
performance-based funding formula for annual grants-in-aid. The procedures and criteria
for grants-in-aid are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14, and section
14.386 does not apply. In administering the performance-based grants-in-aid, the
commissioner must:
new text end

new text begin (1) determine annual grant amounts based on a funding formula that includes
consideration of historical costs, snowfall, use, and tourism;
new text end

new text begin (2) make grant payments based on:
new text end

new text begin (i) successful completion of performance benchmarks;
new text end

new text begin (ii) reimbursement of eligible expenditures; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) a combination of items (i) and (ii); and
new text end

new text begin (3) assess penalties to nonperforming grant-in-aid recipients, which may include
withholding grant payments or making the grantee or trail system ineligible for future
grant-in-aid funding.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.47, is amended to read:


85.47 SPECIAL USE PERMITS; FEES.

Fees collected for special use permits to use state trails not on state forest, state park, or
state recreation area lands and for use of state water access sites must be deposited in the
natural resources fundnew text begin and are appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for
operating and maintaining state trails and water access sites
new text end.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Watercraft 19 feet or less.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) and
deleted text begin subdivisiondeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionsnew text end 1anew text begin and 4new text end, the fee for a watercraft license for watercraft 19 feet or
less in length is deleted text begin$27deleted text endnew text begin $39.25new text end.

(b) The watercraft license deleted text beginfeedeleted text endnew text begin fees for the specified watercraft are as followsnew text end:

(1) for watercraft, other than personal watercraft, 19 feet in length or less that is offered
for rent or lease, deleted text beginthe fee is $9deleted text endnew text begin $11.25new text end;

(2) for a sailboat, 19 feet in length or less, deleted text beginthe fee is $10.50deleted text endnew text begin $15.25new text end;

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

(4) for a watercraft owned by a dealer under a dealer's license, deleted text beginthe fee isdeleted text end as provided in
subdivision 5;

(5) for a personal watercraft, deleted text beginthe fee is $37.50deleted text endnew text begin $54.50, except for a personal watercraft
that is offered for rent or lease according to section 86B.313, subdivision 4, $47
new text end; and

(6) for a watercraft less than 17 feet in length, other than a watercraft listed in clauses
(1) to (5), deleted text beginthe fee is $18deleted text endnew text begin $26new text end.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Canoes, kayaks, sailboards, paddleboards, paddleboats, or rowing
shells.

new text beginExcept as provided under subdivision 4, new text endthe fee for a watercraft license for a canoe,
kayak, sailboard, paddleboard, paddleboat, or rowing shell over ten feet in length is deleted text begin$10.50deleted text endnew text begin
$15.25
new text end.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Watercraft over 19 feet.

Except as provided in subdivisions 1a, 3, 4, and 5,
the watercraft license fee:

(1) for a watercraft more than 19 feet but less than 26 feet in length is deleted text begin$45deleted text endnew text begin $65.25new text end;

(2) for a watercraft 26 feet but less than 40 feet in length is deleted text begin$67.50deleted text endnew text begin $98new text end; and

(3) for a watercraft 40 feet in length or longer is deleted text begin$90deleted text endnew text begin $130.50new text end.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Watercraft over 19 feet for hire.

new text beginExcept as provided under subdivision 4, new text endthe
license fee for a watercraft more than 19 feet in length for hire with an operator is deleted text begin$75deleted text endnew text begin
$108.75
new text end each.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Watercraft used by nonprofit deleted text begincorporation for teachingdeleted text endnew text begin organization or
homestead resort
new text end.

new text begin(a) new text endThe watercraft license fee for a watercraft used by a nonprofit
organization for teaching boat and water safety is $4.50 each.

new text begin (b) The following fees apply to watercraft owned and used by a homestead resort, as
defined under section 273.13, subdivision 22, paragraph (c), that contains ten rental units
or less, when the watercraft remains on a single water body:
new text end

new text begin (1) for a watercraft 40 feet in length or longer, $90;
new text end

new text begin (2) for a watercraft 26 feet but less than 40 feet in length, $67.50;
new text end

new text begin (3) for a watercraft more than 19 feet but less than 26 feet in length, $45;
new text end

new text begin (4) for a watercraft more than 19 feet in length for hire with an operator, $75;
new text end

new text begin (5) for a watercraft 17 to 19 feet in length, $27, except as provided in clauses (6) to (10);
new text end

new text begin (6) for a watercraft, other than personal watercraft, 19 feet in length or less that is offered
for rent or lease, $9;
new text end

new text begin (7) for a sailboat 19 feet in length or less, $10.50;
new text end

new text begin (8) for a personal watercraft, $37.50;
new text end

new text begin (9) for a canoe, kayak, sailboard, paddleboard, paddleboat, or rowing shell over ten feet
in length, $10.50; and
new text end

new text begin (10) for a watercraft less than 17 feet in length, other than a watercraft listed in clauses
(6) to (9), $18.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 deleted text begin$67.50deleted text endnew text begin $98new text end.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Watercraft surcharge.

A deleted text begin$5deleted text endnew text begin $20new text end surcharge is placed on each watercraft licensed
under subdivisions 1 to new text begin3 and new text end5 new text beginand a $5 surcharge is placed on each watercraft licensed
under subdivision 4
new text endfor control, public awareness, law enforcement, monitoring, and research
of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussel, purple loosestrife, and Eurasian watermilfoil
in public waters and public wetlands.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 100
pounds of decorative boughs,new text begin more than 50 spruce stems or branches greater than six inches
in length, more than 50 birch stems or branches greater than one-inch large-end diameter,
new text end
or more than 100 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 deleted text beginshall be on a form furnished or otherwise approved
by the commissioner of natural resources and shall
deleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end 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. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 88.642, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Transportation requirements.

No person, common carrier, deleted text beginboughdeleted text endnew text begin decorative
materials
new text end buyer, or authorized agent shall purchase or otherwise receive for shipment or
transportation any decorative materials without recording the seller's or consignor's name
and address and the written consent on a form furnished or otherwise approved by the
commissioner of natural resources.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 88.6435, is amended to read:


88.6435 deleted text beginBOUGHdeleted text end new text beginDECORATIVE MATERIALS new text endBUYERS.

deleted text begin Subdivision 1. deleted text end

deleted text begin Permits. deleted text end

deleted text begin A person may not buy more than 100 pounds of decorative
boughs in any calendar year without a bough buyer's permit issued by the commissioner of
natural resources. The annual fee for a permit for a resident or nonresident to buy decorative
boughs is $25.
deleted text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin License. new text end

new text begin (a) A person must have a buyer's license for decorative materials to:
new text end

new text begin (1) buy more than 100 pounds of decorative boughs in any calendar year;
new text end

new text begin (2) buy more than 50 spruce stems or branches greater than six inches in length in any
calendar year; or
new text end

new text begin (3) buy more than 50 birch stems or branches greater than one-inch large-end diameter
in any calendar year.
new text end

new text begin (b) The annual fee for a buyer's license for decorative materials for a resident or
nonresident is $25.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Record requirements.

(a) When buying or otherwise receiving decorative
deleted text begin boughsdeleted text endnew text begin materialsnew text end, a person deleted text beginpermitteddeleted text endnew text begin licensednew text end under this section must record:

(1) the seller's name and address;

(2) the form of written consent; and

(3) the government permit number or legal description or property tax identification
number of the land from which the deleted text beginboughsdeleted text endnew text begin decorative materialsnew text end were obtained.

new text begin (b) new text endThe informationnew text begin under paragraph (a)new text end must be deleted text beginprovideddeleted text endnew text begin recordednew text end on a form furnished
or otherwise approved by the commissioner of natural resources deleted text beginin consultation with the
balsam bough industry groups
deleted text endnew text begin and must be exhibited to an officer upon requestnew text end.

deleted text begin (b) Boughs may not be purchaseddeleted text endnew text begin (c) A licensed buyer may not purchase decorative
materials
new text end if the seller fails to exhibit the written consent required under section 88.642,
subdivision 1
deleted text begin, or if the boughs do not conform to the standards specified on the consentdeleted text end.
Decorative deleted text beginboughs cut from public landsdeleted text endnew text begin materialsnew text end must conform to standards specified in
the written consent.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Records deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be maintained from July 1 until June 30 of the following
calendar year and deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be open to inspection to an officer during reasonable hours.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end Customer name and address records created and maintained by deleted text beginpermitteesdeleted text endnew text begin licenseesnew text end
under this section are classified as private or nonpublic government data.

Subd. 3.

deleted text beginRevocation of permitsdeleted text endnew text begin Penaltiesnew text end.

(a) The commissioner may deny, modify,
suspend, or revoke a deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin licensenew text end issued under this section for cause, including deleted text beginfalsification
of
deleted text endnew text begin for falsifyingnew text end records required under this section or deleted text beginviolation of any other provision ofdeleted text endnew text begin
for violating
new text end sections 88.641 to 88.648.

(b) A person convicted of two or more violations of sections 88.641 to 88.648 within
three years may not obtain a deleted text beginboughdeleted text end buyer's deleted text beginpermitdeleted text endnew text begin license for decorative materialsnew text end for three
years deleted text beginfromdeleted text endnew text begin afternew text end the date of the last conviction.

Subd. 4.

deleted text beginForest boughdeleted text endnew text begin Special forest productsnew text end account; disposition of fees.

(a) The
deleted text begin forest boughdeleted text endnew text begin special forest productsnew text end account is established in the state treasury deleted text beginwithindeleted text endnew text begin innew text end the
natural resources fund.

(b) Fees for deleted text beginpermitsdeleted text endnew text begin licensesnew text end issued under this section must be deposited in the state
treasury and credited to the deleted text beginforest boughdeleted text endnew text begin special forest productsnew text end account and, except for the
electronic licensing system commission established by the commissioner under section
84.027, subdivision 15, are annually appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources
for costs associated with special forest product information and education programs for
harvesters and buyers.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 89.37, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Private lands.

The commissioner may supply only bare root seedlings, woody
cuttings, and transplant material for use on private land, provided that such material must
be sold in lots of not less than deleted text begin500deleted text endnew text begin 250new text end for a sum determined by the commissioner to be
equivalent to the cost of the materials and the expenses of their distribution. The
commissioner may not directly or indirectly supply any other planting stock for use on
private lands.

Sec. 33.

new text begin [89.435] FOREST CARBON SEQUESTRATION GOAL.
new text end

new text begin It is the goal of the state to plant an additional 1,000,000 trees each year in fiscal years
2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, to provide additional carbon sequestration and improve forest
health.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 90.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Special forest products. new text end

new text begin "Special forest products" means woody and
herbaceous plants, plant parts, seeds, fungus, soil, gravel, and forest substrate for
consumption, decoration, or medicine or for any other specialty use.
new text end

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 90.195, is amended to read:


90.195 SPECIAL USE AND PRODUCT PERMIT.

(a) The commissioner may issue anew text begin fuelwoodnew text end permit to salvage or cut not to exceed 12
cords of fuelwood per year for personal use from either or both of the following sources:

(1) dead, down, and damaged trees; new text beginor
new text end

(2) other trees that are of negative value under good forest management practices.

new text begin (b) new text endThenew text begin fuelwoodnew text end permitsnew text begin under paragraph (a)new text end may be issued for a period not to exceed
one year. The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end charge a fee for the permit as provided under section
90.041, subdivision 10. The fee deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not exceed the current market value of fuelwood
of similar species, grade, and volume that is being sold in the area where the salvage or
cutting is authorized under the permit.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The commissioner may issue a deleted text beginspecial product permit under section 89.42 for
commercial use, which may include
deleted text endnew text begin permit for harvesting or collectingnew text end incidental volumes
of deleted text beginboughs, gravel, hay, biomass, and other products derived from forest management activitiesdeleted text endnew text begin
special forest products
new text end. The value of the products is the current market value of the products
that are being sold in the area. The permit may be issued for a period not to exceed one yearnew text begin,new text end
and the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end charge a fee for the permit as provided under section
90.041, subdivision 10.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The commissioner may issue a special use permit for incidental volumes of timber
from approved right-of-way road clearing across state land deleted text beginfor the purpose of accessingdeleted text endnew text begin to
access
new text end a state timber permit. The permit deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end include the volume and value of timber
to be cleared and may be issued for a period not to exceed one year. A presale conference
as required under section 90.151, subdivision 6, must be completed before the start of any
activities under the permit.

Sec. 36.

new text begin [92.122] COMPENSATING PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Compensation requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) When the revenue generated from
school trust land and associated resources is diminished by management practices applied
to the land and resources as determined by the commissioner of natural resources, the
commissioner must compensate the permanent school fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) When generating revenue from school trust land and associated resources will be
prohibited by a policy or designation applied to the land and resources as determined by
the commissioner, the commissioner must compensate the permanent school fund before
the policy or designation is applied.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Compensation methods. new text end

new text begin To compensate the permanent school fund under
subdivision 1, the commissioner may use compensation methods that include:
new text end

new text begin (1) exchanging other land that is compatible with the goal of the permanent school fund
under section 127A.31, as allowed under sections 94.343, subdivision 1, and 94.3495, and
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10;
new text end

new text begin (2) leasing under section 92.50 and according to subdivision 3, with rental payments as
compensation; and
new text end

new text begin (3) condemning the land under section 92.83, with payment of the amount of the award
and judgment as compensation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Lease terms for compensating fund. new text end

new text begin With advice from the school trust lands
director according to section 127A.353, subdivision 4, the commissioner may lease school
trust land to compensate the permanent school fund. Rental payments received under this
subdivision:
new text end

new text begin (1) must be credited to the forest suspense account as nonqualifying revenue and not
subject to cost certification under section 16A.125;
new text end

new text begin (2) must be paid in full upon executing the lease; and
new text end

new text begin (3) are determined by the commissioner and subject to review by a licensed appraiser.
new text end

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 92.50, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Lease terms.

(a) The commissioner of natural resources may lease land
under the commissioner's jurisdiction and control:

(1) to remove sand, gravel, clay, rock, marl, peat, and black dirt;

(2) to store ore, waste materials from mines, or rock and tailings from ore milling plants;

(3) for roads or railroads;

new text begin (4) to compensate the permanent school fund according to section 92.122;new text end or

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end for other uses consistent with the interests of the state.

(b) The commissioner shall offer the lease at public or private sale for an amount and
under terms and conditions prescribed by the commissioner. Commercial leases for more
than ten years and leases for removal of peat that cover 320 or more acres must be approved
by the Executive Council.

(c) The lease term may not exceed 21 years except:

(1) leases of lands for storage sites for ore, waste materials from mines, or rock and
tailings from ore milling plantsdeleted text begin,deleted text end or for the removal of peat for nonagricultural purposes may
not exceed a term of 25 years; and

(2) leases for commercial purposes, including major resort, convention center, or
recreational area purposes, may not exceed a term of 40 years.

(d) Leases must be subject to sale and leasing of the land for mineral purposes and
contain a provision for cancellation for just cause at any time by the commissioner upon
six months' written notice. A longer notice period, not exceeding three years, may be provided
in leases for storing ore, waste materials from minesnew text begin,new text end or rock or tailings from ore milling
plants. The commissioner may determine the terms and conditions, including the notice
period, for cancellation of a lease for the removal of peat and commercial leases.

(e) Money received from leases under this section must be credited to the fund to which
the land belongs.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.015, subdivision 25, is amended to read:


Subd. 25.

Game fish.

"Game fish" means deleted text beginwalleye, sauger, yellow perch, channel catfish,
flathead catfish; members of the pike family, Esocidae, including muskellunge and northern
pike; members of the sunfish family, Centrarchidae, including largemouth bass, smallmouth
bass, sunfish, rock bass, white crappie, black crappie, members of the temperate bass family,
Percichthyidae, including white bass and yellow bass; members of the salmon and trout
subfamily, Salmoninae, including Atlantic salmon, chinook salmon, coho salmon, pink
salmon, kokanee salmon, lake trout, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow (steelhead) trout,
and splake; members of the paddlefish family, Polyodontidae; members of the sturgeon
family, Acipenseridae, including lake sturgeon, and shovelnose sturgeon.
deleted text endnew text begin fish from the
following families and species: Acipenseridae (lake sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon),
Anguillidae (American eel), Centrarchidae (black crappie; largemouth bass; rock bass;
smallmouth bass; white crappie; and sunfishes, including bluegill, green sunfish, longear
sunfish, orangespotted sunfish, pumpkinseed, and warmouth), Esocidae (muskellunge and
northern pike), Gadidae (burbot), Ictaluridae (blue catfish, channel catfish, and flathead
catfish), Moronidae (white bass and yellow bass), Percidae (sauger, walleye, and yellow
perch), Polyodontidae (paddlefish), and Salmonidae (Atlantic salmon, brook trout, brown
trout, chinook salmon, cisco (tullibee), coho salmon, kokanee salmon, lake trout, lake
whitefish, pink salmon, and rainbow trout).
new text end deleted text begin"deleted text endGame fishdeleted text begin"deleted text end includes hybrids of game fish.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.015, subdivision 43, is amended to read:


Subd. 43.

Rough fish.

"Rough fish" means carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin,
deleted text begin burbot, cisco,deleted text end gar, goldeye, and bullhead, except for any fish species listed as endangered,
threatened, or of special concern in Minnesota Rules, chapter 6134.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.055, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Game and fish annual reports.

(a) By December 15 each year, the
commissioner shall submit to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over
appropriations and the environment and natural resources reports on each of the following:

(1) the amount of revenue from the following and purposes for which expenditures were
made:

(i) the small-game license surcharge under section 97A.475, subdivision 4;

(ii) the Minnesota migratory-waterfowl stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 5,
clause (1);

(iii) the trout-and-salmon stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 10;

(iv) the pheasant stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 5, clause (2);

(v) the wild-turkey management account under section 97A.075, subdivision 5;

(vi) the deer license deleted text begindonations anddeleted text end surcharges under section 97A.475, subdivisions 3,
paragraph (b), and 3a; and

(vii) the walleye stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 10a;

(2) the amounts available under section 97A.075, subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c),
and the purposes for which these amounts were spent;

(3) money credited to the game and fish fund under this section and purposes for which
expenditures were made from the fund;

(4) outcome goals for the expenditures from the game and fish fund; and

(5) summary and comments of citizen oversight committee reviews under subdivision
4b.

(b) The report must include the commissioner's recommendations, if any, for changes
in the laws relating to the stamps and surcharge referenced in paragraph (a).

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.055, subdivision 4b, is amended to read:


Subd. 4b.

Citizen oversight committees.

(a) The commissioner shall appoint committees
of affected persons to review the reports prepared under subdivision 4; review the proposed
work plans and budgets for the coming year; propose changes in policies, activities, and
revenue enhancements or reductions; review other relevant information; and make
recommendations to the legislature and the commissioner for improvements in the
management and use of money in the game and fish fund.

(b) The commissioner shall appoint the following committees, each comprised of at
least ten affected persons:

(1) a Fisheries Oversight Committee to review fisheries funding and expenditures,
including activities related to trout-and-salmon stamps and walleye stamps; and

(2) a Wildlife Oversight Committee to review wildlife funding and expenditures,
including activities related to migratory waterfowl, pheasant, and wild turkey management
and deer and big game management.

(c) The chairs of the Fisheries Oversight Committee and the Wildlife Oversight
Committee, and four additional members from each committee, shall form a Budgetary
Oversight Committee to coordinate the integration of the fisheries and wildlife oversight
committee reports into an annual report to the legislature; recommend changes on a broad
level in policies, activities, and revenue enhancements or reductions; and provide a forum
to address issues that transcend the fisheries and wildlife oversight committees.

(d) The Budgetary Oversight Committee shall develop recommendations for a biennial
budget plan and report for expenditures on game and fish activities. By August 15 of each
even-numbered year, the committee shall submit the budget plan recommendations to the
commissioner and to the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction
over natural resources finance.

(e) The chairs of the Fisheries Oversight Committee and the Wildlife Oversight
Committee shall be chosen by their respective committees. The chair of the Budgetary
Oversight Committee shall be appointed by the commissioner and may not be the chair of
either of the other oversight committees.

(f) The Budgetary Oversight Committee may make recommendations to the commissioner
and to the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction over natural
resources finance for outcome goals from expenditures.

(g) The committees authorized under this subdivision are not advisory councils or
committees governed by section 15.059 and are not subject to section 15.059. Committee
members appointed by the commissioner may request reimbursement for mileage expenses
in the same manner and amount as authorized by the commissioner's plan adopted under
section 43A.18, subdivision 2. Committee members must not receive daily compensation
for oversight activities. The Fisheries Oversight Committee, the Wildlife Oversight
Committee, and the Budgetary Oversight Committee expire June 30, deleted text begin2020deleted text endnew text begin 2025new text end.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.065, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Deer license deleted text begindonations anddeleted text end surcharges.

(a) The surcharges collected under
section 97A.475, subdivision 3a, deleted text beginparagraph (b), shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be deposited in an account in
the special revenue fund and are appropriated to the commissioner for deer management,
including for grants or payments to agencies, organizations, or individuals for assisting with
the cost of processing deer taken for population management purposes for venison donation
programs. None of the additional license fees shall be transferred to any other agency for
administration of programs other than venison donation. If any money transferred by the
commissioner is not used for a venison donation program, it shall be returned to the
commissioner.

(b) The surcharges deleted text beginand donationsdeleted text end under section 97A.475, deleted text beginsubdivisionsdeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionnew text end 3,
paragraph (b)deleted text begin; 3a, paragraph (a); and 4, paragraph (b), shalldeleted text endnew text begin, mustnew text end be deposited in an account
in the special revenue fund and are appropriated to the commissioner for the walk-in access
program.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.075, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


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 (5),
(6), (7), (13), (14), and (15); 3, paragraph (a), clauses (2), (3), (4), (10), (11), and (12); and
8, paragraph (b), and licenses issued under section 97B.301, subdivision 4.

(b) deleted text begin$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
deleted text endnew text begin The deer management account is established as an account in the game
and fish fund and may be used only for deer habitat improvement or deer management
programs. The following amounts must
new text end be credited to the deer management account deleted text beginand is
appropriated to the commissioner for deer habitat improvement or deer management
programs.
deleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) $16 from each annual deer license issued under section 97A.475, subdivisions 2,
clauses (5), (6), and (7); 3, paragraph (a), clauses (2), (3), and (4); and 8, paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (2) $2 from each annual deer license issued under sections 97A.475, subdivisions 2,
clauses (13), (14), and (15); and 3, paragraph (a), clauses (10), (11), and (12); and 97B.301,
subdivision 4; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $16 annually from the lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund, established under section
97A.4742, for each license issued to a person 18 years of age or older under section 97A.473,
subdivision 4
, and $2 annually from the lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund for each license
issued to a person under 18 years of age.
new text end

(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, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be credited to the deer and bear management
account and is appropriated to the commissioner for deer- and bear-management programs,
including a computerized licensing system.

(d) Fifty cents from each deer license is credited to the deleted text beginemergency deer feeding anddeleted text end wild
Cervidae health-management account and is appropriated for deleted text beginemergency deer feeding anddeleted text end
wild Cervidae health management. Money appropriated for deleted text beginemergency deer feeding anddeleted text end
wild Cervidae health management is available until expended.

new text begin (e) new text endWhen the unencumbered balance in the appropriation for deleted text beginemergency deer feeding
and
deleted text end wild Cervidae health management exceeds $2,500,000 at the end of a fiscal year, the
unencumbered balance deleted text beginin excess ofdeleted text endnew text begin overnew text end $2,500,000 is canceled andnew text begin isnew text end available for deer-
and bear-management programs and computerized licensing.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.075, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Turkey account.

(a) $4.50 from each turkey license sold, except youth licenses
under section 97A.475, subdivision 2, clause (4), and subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause
(7), must be credited to the wild-turkey management account and is appropriated to the
commissioner 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 fordeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end 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)deleted text begin; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) any permanent personnel costsdeleted text end.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.126, is amended to read:


97A.126 WALK-IN ACCESS PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

A walk-in access program is established to provide public
access to wildlife habitat on deleted text beginprivatedeleted text end landnew text begin not otherwise open to the publicnew text end for hunting,
excluding trapping, as provided under this section. The commissioner may enter into
agreements with other units of government and landowners to provide deleted text beginprivate landdeleted text end hunting
access.

Subd. 2.

Use of enrolled lands.

(a) From September 1 to May 31, a person deleted text beginmust have
a walk-in access hunter validation in possession to
deleted text endnew text begin maynew text end hunt on deleted text beginprivatedeleted text end lands, including
agricultural lands, that are posted as being enrolled in the walk-in access program.

(b) Hunting on deleted text beginprivatedeleted text end lands that are posted as enrolled in the walk-in access program
is allowed from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

(c) Hunter access on deleted text beginprivatedeleted text end lands that are posted as enrolled in the walk-in access
program is restricted to nonmotorized use, except by hunters with disabilities operating
motor vehicles on established trails or field roads who possess a valid permit to shoot from
a stationary vehicle under section 97B.055, subdivision 3.

(d) The general provisions for use of wildlife management areas adopted under sections
86A.06 and 97A.137, relating to overnight use, alcoholic beverages, use of motorboats,
firearms and target shooting, hunting stands, abandonment of trash and property, destruction
or removal of property, introduction of plants or animals, and animal trespass, apply to
hunters on lands enrolled in the walk-in access program.

(e) Any use of enrolled lands other than hunting according to this section is prohibited,
including:

(1) harvesting bait, including minnows, leeches, and other live bait;

(2) training dogs or using dogs for activities other than hunting; and

(3) constructing or maintaining any building, dock, fence, billboard, sign, hunting blind,
or other structure, unless constructed or maintained by the landowner.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.137, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Use of motorized vehicles by disabled hunters.

deleted text beginThe commissioner may issue
a special permit, without a fee, authorizing a hunter
deleted text endnew text begin (a) A personnew text end with a deleted text beginpermanentdeleted text end physical
disability deleted text begintodeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end use a snowmobile, highway-licensed vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, or motor
boat in wildlife management areas. deleted text beginTo qualify for a permit under this subdivision,deleted text end The
deleted text begin disableddeleted text end person new text beginwith a physical disability new text endmust possess:

(1) the required hunting licenses; and

(2) deleted text begina permit to shoot from a stationary vehicle under section 97B.055, subdivision 3deleted text endnew text begin a
valid disability parking certificate authorized by section 169.345 or valid license plates
issued under section 168.021
new text end.

Sec. 47.

new text begin [97A.138] INSECTICIDES IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS.
new text end

new text begin A person may not use a product containing an insecticide in a wildlife management area
if the insecticide is from the neonicotinoid class of insecticides.
new text end

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.321, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Owner responsibility; penalty amount.

new text begin(a) new text endThe owner of a dog that
pursues but does not kill or mortally wound a big game animal is subject to a civil penalty
of $100 for each violation. The owner of a dog that kills or mortally wounds a big game
animal is subject to a civil penalty of $500 for each violation.

new text begin (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a person using a dog in compliance with section
97B.207.
new text end

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.405, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Application deadline. new text end

new text begin When an application deadline is specified, including an
application deadline for determining the fee based on age for a lifetime license, an application
must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline or, if mailed, an
application must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.
new text end

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.475, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Deer license deleted text begindonation anddeleted text end surcharge.

deleted text begin (a) A person may agree to add a
donation of $1, $3, or $5 to the fees for annual resident and nonresident licenses to take
deer by firearms or archery established under subdivisions 2, clauses (5), (6), (7), (13), (14),
and (15), and 3, paragraph (a), clauses (2), (3), (4), (10), (11), and (12).
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end Beginning March 1, 2008, fees for bonus licenses to take deer by firearms or
archery established under section 97B.301, subdivision 4, must be increased by a surcharge
of $1.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end An additional commission may not be assessed on the deleted text begindonation ordeleted text end surcharge.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.475, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Small-game surcharge deleted text beginand donationdeleted text end.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end Fees for annual licenses to take
small game must be increased by a surcharge of $6.50, except licenses under subdivisions
2, clauses (18) and (19); and 3, paragraph (a), deleted text beginclausedeleted text end new text beginclausesnew text end (14) new text beginand (15)new text end. An additional
commission may not be assessed on the surcharge and the following statement must be
included in the annual small-game-hunting regulations: "This $6.50 surcharge is being paid
by hunters for the acquisition and development of wildlife lands."

deleted text begin (b) A person may agree to add a donation of $1, $3, or $5 to the fees for annual resident
and nonresident licenses to take small game. An additional commission may not be assessed
on the donation. The following statement must be included in the annual small-game-hunting
regulations: "The small-game license donations are being paid by hunters for administration
of the walk-in access program."
deleted text end

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.475, subdivision 41, is amended to read:


Subd. 41.

Turtle deleted text beginlicensesdeleted text endnew text begin licensenew text end.

deleted text begin (a) The fee for a turtle seller's license to sell turtles
and to take, transport, buy, and possess turtles for sale is $250.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end The fee for a recreational turtle license to take, transport, and possess turtles for
personal use is $25.

deleted text begin (c) The fee for a turtle seller's apprentice license is $100.
deleted text end

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.011, is amended to read:


97B.011 DOGS PURSUING BIG GAME.

new text begin (a) new text endA person who observes a dog wounding, killing, or pursuing in a manner that
endangers big game may kill the dog:

(1) at any time, if the person is a peace officer or conservation officer; or

(2) between January 1 and July 14, if the person is not a peace officer or conservation
officer and the discharge of firearms is allowed.

The officer or person is not liable for damages for killing the dog.

new text begin (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a dog used in compliance with section 97B.207.
new text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.015, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Provisional certificate for persons with new text beginpermanent physical or
new text end developmental disability.

Upon the recommendation of a course instructor, the
commissioner may issue a provisional firearms safety certificate to a person who satisfactorily
completes the classroom portion of the firearms safety course but is unable to pass the
written or an alternate format exam portion of the course because of new text begina permanent physical
disability or
new text enddevelopmental disability as defined in section 97B.1055, subdivision 1. The
certificate is valid only when used according to section 97B.1055.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.081, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Exceptions.

(a) It is not a violation of this section for a person to:

(1) cast the rays of a spotlight, headlight, or other artificial light to take raccoons
according to section 97B.621, subdivision 3, or tend traps according to section 97B.931;

(2) hunt fox or coyote from January 1 to March 15 while using a handheld artificial
light, provided that the person is:

(i) on foot;

(ii) using a shotgun;

(iii) not within a public road right-of-way;

(iv) using a handheld or electronic calling device; and

(v) not within 200 feet of a motor vehicle; or

(3) cast the rays of a handheld artificial light to retrieve wounded or dead big game
animals, provided that the person is:

(i) on foot; and

(ii) not in possession of a firearm or bow.

(b) It is not a violation of subdivision 2 for a person to cast the rays of a spotlight,
headlight, or other artificial light to:

(1) carry out any agricultural, safety, emergency response, normal vehicle operation, or
occupation-related activities that do not involve taking wild animals; or

(2) carry out outdoor recreation as defined in section 97B.001 that is not related to
spotting, locating, or taking a wild animal.

(c) Except as otherwise provided by the game and fish laws, it is not a violation of this
section for a person to use an electronic range finder device from one-half hour before
sunrise until one-half hour after sunset while lawfully hunting wild animals.

(d) It is not a violation of this section for a licensed bear hunter to cast the rays of a
handheld artificial light to track or retrieve a wounded or dead bear while possessing a
firearmdeleted text begin, provided thatdeleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) ifnew text end the person:

deleted text begin (1)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end has the person's valid bear-hunting license in possession;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end is on foot; and

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (iii)new text end is following the blood trail of a bear that was shot during legal shooting hoursnew text begin;
or
new text end

new text begin (2) as provided in section 97B.207new text end.

new text begin (e) It is not a violation of this section for a licensed deer hunter to cast the rays of a
handheld artificial light to track or retrieve a wounded deer as provided in section 97B.207.
new text end

new text begin (f) For purposes of this subdivision, "handheld artificial light" means an artificial light
that is carried in the hand or attached to the person.
new text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.1055, is amended to read:


97B.1055 HUNTING BY PERSONS WITH new text beginA PERMANENT PHYSICAL OR
new text end DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section and section 97B.015, subdivision
6
deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end "deleted text beginperson withdeleted text end developmental disability" means a deleted text beginperson who has been diagnosed asdeleted text endnew text begin
diagnosis of
new text end having substantial limitations in present functioning, manifested as significantly
subaverage intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with demonstrated deficits in
adaptive behavior, deleted text beginand who manifestsdeleted text endnew text begin whennew text end these conditions new text beginmanifest new text endbefore the person's
22nd birthdaydeleted text begin. A person with a related condition means a person who meets the diagnostic
definition under section 252.27, subdivision 1a.
deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "permanent physical disability" means a physical disability that prevents a person
from being able to navigate natural terrain or hold a firearm for a required field component
for the firearms safety training program under section 97B.020.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Obtaining license.

(a) Notwithstanding section 97B.020, a person with new text begina
permanent physical disability or
new text enddevelopmental disability may obtain a firearms hunting
license with a provisional firearms safety certificate issued under section 97B.015,
subdivision 6
.

(b) Any person accompanying or assisting a person with new text begina permanent physical disability
or
new text enddevelopmental disability under this section must possess a valid firearms safety certificate
issued by the commissioner.

Subd. 3.

Assistance required.

A person who obtains a firearms hunting license under
subdivision 2 must be accompanied and assisted by a parent, guardian, or other adult person
designated by a parent or guardian when hunting. A person who is not hunting but is solely
accompanying and assisting a person with new text begina permanent physical disability or new text enddevelopmental
disability need not obtain a hunting license.

Subd. 4.

Prohibited activities.

(a) This section does not entitle a person to possess a
firearm if the person is otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal
law or a court order.

(b) No person shall knowingly authorize or permit a persondeleted text begin,deleted text end who by reason of new text begina permanent
physical disability or
new text enddevelopmental disability is incapable of safely possessing a firearmdeleted text begin,deleted text end
to possess a firearm to hunt in the state or on any boundary water of the state.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.1115, is amended to read:


97B.1115 USE OF MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC ASSISTANCE TO HOLD
AND DISCHARGE FIREARMS OR BOWS BY deleted text beginPHYSICALLY DISABLEDdeleted text endnew text begin A
PERSON WITH A PHYSICAL DISABILITY
new text end.

new text begin (a) new text endNotwithstanding sections 97B.035, subdivision 1, 97B.321, and 97B.701, subdivision
2, the commissioner may deleted text beginauthorize a physically disabled hunterdeleted text endnew text begin issue a special permit to
take big game and small game, without a fee, to a person with a physical disability
new text end who has
a verified statement of the disability from a licensed physician or a certified nurse practitioner
or certified physician assistant acting under the direction of a licensed physician to use a
swivel or otherwise mounted firearm or bow or any electronic or mechanical device to
discharge a firearm or bow as long as the participant is physically present at the site.

new text begin (b) A person using mechanical or electronic assistance under this section may be assisted
by another person. The person assisting may take a wounded animal shot by the person
using mechanical or electronic assistance under this section if the person with the disability
is physically incapable of doing so. The person assisting must be licensed to take the animal.
new text end

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.205, is amended to read:


97B.205 deleted text beginUSE OFdeleted text endnew text begin USINGnew text end DOGS AND HORSES TO TAKE BIG GAME
PROHIBITED.

A person may not use a dog or horse to take big gamenew text begin, except as provided under section
97B.207
new text end.

Sec. 59.

new text begin [97B.207] USING DOGS TO LOCATE WOUNDED DEER OR BEAR.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Using dogs allowed. new text end

new text begin A person may use a dog to locate and retrieve a
wounded deer or bear only as provided in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Requirements for hunters and handlers. new text end

new text begin (a) A person attempting to locate
and retrieve a wounded deer or bear using a dog must have a valid license to take the deer
or bear and have the license in possession. If the person is a dog handler that does not have
a valid hunting license, the person must be accompanied by a licensed hunter with the license
in possession.
new text end

new text begin (b) The licensed hunter, and any accompanying dog handler, must be on foot and must
wear blaze orange or blaze pink as provided in section 97B.071, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) Any light used must be a handheld artificial light, as defined under section 97B.081,
subdivision 3, paragraph (f).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Requirements for dogs. new text end

new text begin (a) A dog used to locate a wounded deer or bear must
be accompanied by a licensed hunter and any dog handler until the wounded deer or bear
is located. The dog must be leashed and the licensed hunter or dog handler must be in
physical control of the leash at all times. The leash must not exceed 30 feet in length.
new text end

new text begin (b) The dog owner's information, including the owner's name and telephone number,
must be on the dog while the dog is used to locate a wounded deer or bear under this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) The licensed hunter and any accompanying dog handler are jointly and severally
responsible for a dog under this section. A violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor
under section 97A.301, subdivision 1, and section 97A.421 applies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Additional requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) The trespass provisions in section 97B.001 apply
to activities under this section, including all requirements to gain permission to enter private
or public property.
new text end

new text begin (b) Activities under this section may occur during legal shooting hours or outside legal
shooting hours of the open season for the location and species. Any activity occurring under
this section outside the open season for the location and species must be reported to the
local conservation officer before locating or retrieving the wounded deer or bear.
new text end

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.645, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

new text beginNo new text endopen season.

There deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end no open season for wolves deleted text beginuntil after the
wolf is delisted under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. After that time, the
commissioner may prescribe open seasons and restrictions for taking wolves but must
provide opportunity for public comment
deleted text end.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.655, is amended to read:


97B.655 TAKING ANIMALS CAUSING DAMAGE.

Subdivision 1.

Owners and occupants may take certain animals.

new text begin(a) new text endA person or the
person's agent may take bats, snakes, salamanders, lizards, weasel, mink, squirrel, rabbit,
hare, raccoon, bobcat, fox, opossum, muskrat, or beaver on land owned or occupied by the
person where the animal is causing damage. The person or the person's agent may take the
animal without a license and in any manner except by artificial lights in the closed season
or by poison. Raccoons may be taken under this subdivision with artificial lights during
open season.

new text begin (b) Any traps used under this subdivision must be tagged as required under section
97B.928 if placed by an agent of the landowner or occupant.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end A person or the person's agent who kills mink, raccoon, bobcat, fox, opossum,
muskrat, or beaver under this subdivision must notify a conservation officer or employee
of the Fish and Wildlife Division within 24 hours after the animal is killed.

Subd. 2.

Special permit for taking protected wild animals.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner may
issue special permits under section 97A.401, subdivision 5, to take protected wild animals
that are damaging property or to remove or destroy their dens, nests, new text beginor new text endhousesdeleted text begin, or damsdeleted text end.

new text begin (b) Removing or destroying a beaver dam associated with beavers causing damage must
be according to section 97B.665.
new text end

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.665, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Removing beaver dams; agreement by landowner. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided
in paragraph (b), a beaver dam that is causing damage to property may be removed or
destroyed by a person or the person's agent from property that is owned, occupied, or
otherwise managed by the person.
new text end

new text begin (b) A person or a person's agent may not remove or destroy a beaver dam under this
subdivision when a permit is required under section 103G.245 if removing or destroying
the dam would change or diminish the historical water levels, course, current, or cross
section of public waters.
new text end

new text begin (c) A person or a person's agent may not remove or destroy a beaver dam under this
subdivision if the dam is on public property or another person's private property unless the
person obtains the approval or permission of the landowner of the property where the beaver
dam is located.
new text end

new text begin (d) If unable to obtain the approval or permission of the landowner under paragraph (c),
a person may petition to district court for relief as provided in subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (e) For purposes of this subdivision:
new text end

new text begin (1) "landowner" means:
new text end

new text begin (i) the owner, lessee, or occupant of private property; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) an authorized manager of public property; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "person" includes a governmental entity in addition to the entities described under
section 97A.015, subdivision 35.
new text end

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.667, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

deleted text beginLocaldeleted text end Government units.

(a) deleted text beginLocaldeleted text end Government units may, as provided in this
section, kill or arrange to have killed beaver that are causing damage, including damage to
silvicultural projects and drainage ditches, on property owned or managed by the deleted text beginlocaldeleted text end
government unit. deleted text beginRemoval or destruction ofdeleted text endnew text begin Removing or destroyingnew text end any associated beaver
lodge is subject to section 97A.401, subdivision 5deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin, and removing or destroying any associated
beaver dam is subject to section 97B.665.
new text end

(b) The deleted text beginlocaldeleted text end government unit may kill beaver associated with the lodge or damage in
any manner, except by poison or artificial lights.

(c) The deleted text beginlocaldeleted text end government unit may arrange to have killed any beaver associated with
the lodge or damage by trapping through a third-party contract or under subdivision 4.

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.667, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Permits and notice; requirements.

(a) Before killing or arranging to kill a
beaver under this section, the road authority or deleted text beginlocaldeleted text end government unit must contact a
conservation officer for a special beaver permitdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin if the beaver will be killed within two weeks
before or after the trapping season for beaver, and
new text end the conservation officer must issue the
permit for any beaver subject to this section.new text begin A permit is not required:
new text end

new text begin (1) for a licensed trapper during the open trapping season for beaver; or
new text end

new text begin (2) when the trapping season for beaver is closed and it is not within two weeks before
or after the trapping season for beaver.
new text end

(b) A road authority or deleted text beginlocaldeleted text end government unit that kills or arranges to have killed a beaver
under this section must notify a conservation officer or employee of the Fish and Wildlife
Division within ten days after the animal is killed.

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.667, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

deleted text beginLocaldeleted text end Beaver control programs.

A road authority or deleted text beginlocaldeleted text end government unit
may, after consultation with the Fish and Wildlife Division, implement a deleted text beginlocaldeleted text end beaver control
program designed to reduce the number of incidents of beaver:

(1) interfering with or damaging a public road; or

(2) causing damage, including damage to silvicultural projects and drainage ditches, on
property owned or managed by the deleted text beginlocaldeleted text end government unit.

The deleted text beginlocaldeleted text end control program may include deleted text beginthedeleted text end offering deleted text beginofdeleted text end a bounty deleted text beginfor the lawful taking ofdeleted text endnew text begin
to lawfully take
new text end beaver.

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.667, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Tagging requirements for traps. new text end

new text begin Traps used under subdivision 1 or 2 must
be identified with the name and telephone number of the government unit. Traps used for
trapping under a third-party contract must be tagged with the contractor's information as
provided in section 97B.928.
new text end

Sec. 67.

new text begin [97B.673] NONTOXIC SHOT REQUIRED FOR TAKING SMALL GAME
IN CERTAIN AREAS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Nontoxic shot on wildlife management areas in farmland zone. new text end

new text begin After
July 1, 2020, a person may not take small game, rails, or common snipe on any wildlife
management area within the farmland zone with shot other than:
new text end

new text begin (1) steel shot;
new text end

new text begin (2) copper-plated, nickel-plated, or zinc-plated steel shot; or
new text end

new text begin (3) shot made of other nontoxic material approved by the director of the United States
Fish and Wildlife Service.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Farmland zone. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section, the farmland zone is the
portion of the state that falls south and west of Minnesota Highway 70 westward from the
Wisconsin border to Minnesota Highway 65 to Minnesota Highway 23 to U.S. Highway
169 at Milaca to Minnesota Highway 18 at Garrison to Minnesota Highway 210 at Brainerd
to U.S. Highway 10 at Motley to U.S. Highway 59 at Detroit Lakes northward to the
Canadian border.
new text end

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.391, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General restrictions.

A person may not buy or sell fish taken from the
waters of this state, except:

(1) minnows;

(2) rough fish deleted text beginexcluding ciscoesdeleted text end;

(3) smelt taken from Lake Superior and rivers and streams that flow into Lake Superior;

(4) fish taken under licensed commercial fishing operations;

(5) fish that are private aquatic life; and

(6) fish lawfully taken and subject to sale from other states and countries.

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.395, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Continuous season for certain species.

For sunfish, white crappie, black
crappie, yellow perch, catfish, rock bass, white bass, new text beginyellow bass, burbot, cisco (tullibee),
new text end lake whitefish, and rough fish, the open season is continuous.

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.605, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginResident angling license requireddeleted text endnew text begin Taking turtles; requirementsnew text end.

new text begin(a)
new text enddeleted text begin In addition to any other license required in this section,deleted text end A person may not take, possess, or
transport turtles without a resident angling licensedeleted text begin, except as provided in subdivision 2cdeleted text endnew text begin
and a recreational turtle license
new text end.

new text begin (b) Turtles taken from the wild are for personal use only and may not be resold.
new text end

Sec. 71.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.605, subdivision 2c, is amended to read:


Subd. 2c.

License exemptions.

new text begin(a) new text endA person does not need deleted text begina turtle seller's license or an
angling license
deleted text endnew text begin the licenses specified under subdivision 1new text end:

deleted text begin (1) when buying turtles for resale at a retail outlet;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end when buying a turtle at a retail outlet;new text begin or
new text end

deleted text begin (3) if the person is a nonresident buying a turtle from a licensed turtle seller for export
out of state. Shipping documents provided by the turtle seller must accompany each shipment
exported out of state by a nonresident. Shipping documents must include: name, address,
city, state, and zip code of the buyer; number of each species of turtle; and name and license
number of the turtle seller; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end to take, possess, and rent deleted text beginor selldeleted text end up to 25 turtles greater than four inches in length
for the purpose of providing the turtles to participants at a nonprofit turtle race, if the person
is a resident under age 18. The person is responsible for the well-being of the turtles.

new text begin (b) A person with an aquatic farm license with a turtle endorsement or a private fish
hatchery license with a turtle endorsement may sell, obtain, possess, transport, and propagate
turtles and turtle eggs according to Minnesota Rules, part 6256.0900, without the licenses
specified under subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.605, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Taking; methods prohibited.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end A person may take turtles in any manner,
except by the use of:

(1) explosives, drugs, poisons, lime, and other harmful substances;

(2) trapsdeleted text begin, except as provided in paragraph (b) and rules adopted under this sectiondeleted text end;

(3) nets other than anglers' fish landing nets; or

(4) commercial equipmentdeleted text begin, except as provided in rules adopted under this sectiondeleted text end.

deleted text begin (b) Until new rules are adopted under this section, a person with a turtle seller's license
may take turtles with a floating turtle trap that:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) has one or more openings above the water surface that measure at least ten inches
by four inches; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) has a mesh size of not less than one-half inch, bar measure.
deleted text end

Sec. 73.

new text begin [103F.49] CONSERVATION MATERIALS CONTAINING PLASTICS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Identifying and listing. new text end

new text begin By January 1, 2021, the Board of Water and
Soil Resources must:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify materials used in conservation and bioengineering projects that contain
plastic that are used or are likely to be used in state-funded stream bank stabilization projects;
new text end

new text begin (2) determine whether feasible alternatives for the materials identified are available that
do not contain plastic; and
new text end

new text begin (3) post a list of the materials with feasible alternatives on the board's website stating
that the materials are ineligible for state funding beginning January 1, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin Beginning January 1, 2022, a person may not:
new text end

new text begin (1) purchase a material listed under subdivision 1, in whole or in part, with state funds;
or
new text end

new text begin (2) use a material listed under subdivision 1 as part of a project funded in whole or in
part with state funds.
new text end

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.241, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Conditions to affect public waters.

An agent or employee of another
may not construct, reconstruct, remove, or make a change in a reservoir, dam, or waterway
obstruction on a public water or in any manner change or diminish the course, current, or
cross section of public waters unless the agent or employee has:

(1) obtained a signed statement from the property owner stating that the permits required
for the work have been obtained or a permit is not required; and

(2) mailed new text beginor electronically transmitted new text enda copy of the statement to the regional office of
the Department of Natural Resources where the proposed work is located.

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.241, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Form for compliance.

The commissioner shall develop a form to be distributed
to contractors' associations and county auditors to comply with this section. The form must
include:

(1) a listing of the activities for which a permit is required;

(2) a description of the penalties for violating this chapter;

(3) the mailing addressesnew text begin, electronic mail addresses,new text end and telephone numbers of the
regional offices of the Department of Natural Resources;

(4) a statement that water inventory maps completed according to section 103G.201 are
on file with the auditors of the counties; and

(5) spaces for a description of the work and the names, mailing addresses, new text beginelectronic
mail addresses,
new text endand telephone numbers of the person authorizing the work and the agent or
employee proposing to undertake it.

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.287, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Applications for groundwater appropriations; preliminary
well-construction approval.

(a) Groundwater use permit applications are not complete
until the applicant has supplied:

(1) a water well record as required by section 103I.205, subdivision 9, information on
the subsurface geologic formations penetrated by the well and the formation or aquifer that
will serve as the water source, and geologic information from test holes drilled to locate the
site of the production well;

(2) the maximum daily, seasonal, and annual pumpage rates and volumes being requested;

(3) information on groundwater quality in terms of the measures of quality commonly
specified for the proposed water use and details on water treatment necessary for the proposed
use;

(4) the results of an aquifer test completed according to specifications approved by the
commissioner. The test must be conducted at the maximum pumping rate requested in the
application and for a length of time adequate to assess or predict impacts to other wells and
surface water and groundwater resources. The permit applicant is responsible for all costs
related to the aquifer test, including the construction of groundwater and surface water
monitoring installations, and water level readings before, during, and after the aquifer test;
and

(5) the results of any assessments conducted by the commissioner under paragraph (c).

(b) The commissioner may waive an application requirement in this subdivision if the
information provided with the application is adequate to determine whether the proposed
appropriation and use of water is sustainable and will protect ecosystems, water quality,
and the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

(c) The commissioner shall provide an assessment of a proposed well needing a
groundwater appropriation permit. The commissioner shall evaluate the information submitted
as required under section 103I.205, subdivision 1, paragraph (e), and determine whether
the anticipated appropriation request is likely to meet the applicable requirements of this
chapter. If the appropriation request is likely to meet applicable requirements, the
commissioner shall provide the person submitting the information with a letternew text begin or
electronically transmitted notice
new text end providing preliminary approval to construct the well and
the requirements, including test-well information, that will be needed to obtain the permit.

(d) The commissioner must provide an applicant denied a groundwater use permit or
issued a groundwater use permit that is reduced or restricted from the original request with
all information the commissioner used in making the determination, including hydrographs,
flow tests, aquifer tests, topographic maps, field reports, photographs, and proof of equipment
calibration.

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.301, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Permit application and notification fees.

(a) A fee to defray the costs of
receiving, recording, and processing must be paid for a permit application authorized under
this chapter, except for a general permit application, for each request to amend or transfer
an existing permit, and for a notification to request authorization to conduct a project under
a general permit. Fees established under this subdivision, unless specified in paragraph (c),
deleted text begin shall be compliantdeleted text endnew text begin must complynew text end with section 16A.1285.

(b) Proposed projects that require water in excess of 100 million gallons per year must
be assessed fees to recover the costs incurred to evaluate the project and the costs incurred
for environmental review. Fees collected under this paragraph must be credited to an account
in the natural resources fund and are appropriated to the commissioner.

(c) The fee to apply for a permit to appropriate water, in addition to any fee under
paragraph (b), deleted text beginand for a permit to construct or repair a dam that is subject to dam safety
inspection
deleted text end is $150. The application fee for a permit to new text beginconstruct or repair a dam that is
subject to a dam safety inspection, to
new text endwork in public watersnew text begin,new text end or to divert waters for mining
must be at least deleted text begin$150deleted text endnew text begin $300new text end, but not more than deleted text begin$1,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,000new text end. The fee for a notification to
request authorization to conduct a project under a general permit is $100.

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.311, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Hearing notice.

(a) The hearing notice on an application must include:

(1) the date, place, and time fixed by the commissioner for the hearing;

(2) the waters affected, the water levels sought to be established, or control structures
proposed; and

(3) the matters prescribed by sections 14.57 to 14.59 and rules adopted thereunder.

(b) A summary of the hearing notice must be published by the commissioner at the
expense of the applicant or, if the proceeding is initiated by the commissioner in the absence
of an applicant, at the expense of the commissioner.

(c) The summary of the hearing notice must be:

(1) published once a week for two successive weeks before the day of hearing in a legal
newspaper published in the county where any part of the affected waters is located; and

(2) mailed new text beginor electronically transmitted new text endby the commissioner to the county auditor, the
mayor of a municipality, the watershed district, and the soil and water conservation district
affected by the application.

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.311, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Demand for hearing.

(a) If a hearing is waived and an order is made issuing
or denying the permit, the applicant, the managers of the watershed district, the board of
supervisors of the soil and water conservation district, or the governing body of the
municipality may file a demand for hearing on the application. The demand for a hearing
must be filed within 30 days after mailednew text begin or electronically transmittednew text end notice of the order
with the bond required by subdivision 6.

(b) The commissioner must give notice as provided in subdivision 2, hold a hearing on
the application, and make a determination on issuing or denying the permit as though the
previous order had not been made.

(c) The order issuing or denying the permit becomes final at the end of 30 days after
mailed new text beginor electronically transmitted new text endnotice of the order to the applicant, the managers of the
watershed district, the board of supervisors of the soil and water conservation district, or
the governing body of the municipality, and an appeal of the order may not be taken if:

(1) the commissioner waives a hearing and a demand for a hearing is not made; or

(2) a hearing is demanded but a bond is not filed as required by subdivision 6.

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.315, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Notice of permit order.

Notice of orders made after hearing must be given by
publication of the order once a week for two successive weeks in a legal newspaper in the
county where the hearing was held and by mailing new text beginor electronically transmitting new text endcopies of
the order to parties who entered an appearance at the hearing.

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.408, is amended to read:


103G.408 TEMPORARY DRAWDOWN OF PUBLIC WATERS.

(a) The commissioner, upon consideration of recommendations and objections as provided
in clause (2), item (iii), and paragraph (c), may issue a public-waters-work permit for the
temporary drawdown of a public water when:

(1) the public water is a shallow lake to be managed for fish, wildlife, or ecological
purposes by the commissioner and the commissioner has conducted a public hearing
presenting a comprehensive management plan outlining how and when temporary drawdowns
under this section will be conducted; or

(2) the permit applicant is a public entity and:

(i) the commissioner deems the project to be beneficial and makes findings of fact that
the drawdown is in the public interest;

(ii) the permit applicant has obtained permission from at least 75 percent of the riparian
landowners; and

(iii) the permit applicant has conducted a public hearing according to paragraph (d).

(b) In addition to the requirements in section 103G.301, subdivision 6, the permit
applicant shall serve a copy of the application on each county, municipality, and watershed
management organization, if one exists, within which any portion of the public water is
located and on the lake improvement district, if one exists.

(c) A county, municipality, watershed district, watershed management organization, or
lake improvement district required to be served under paragraph (b) or section 103G.301,
subdivision 6
, may file a written recommendation for the issuance of a permit or an objection
to the issuance of a permit with the commissioner within 30 days after receiving a copy of
the application.

(d) The hearing notice for a public hearing under paragraph (a), clause (2), item (iii),
must:

(1) include the date, place, and time for the hearing;

(2) include the waters affected and a description of the proposed project;

(3) be mailed new text beginor electronically transmitted new text endto the director, the county auditor, the clerk
or mayor of a municipality, the lake improvement district if one exists, the watershed district
or water management organization, the soil and water conservation district, and all riparian
owners of record affected by the application; and

(4) be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the affected area.

(e) Periodic temporary drawdowns conducted under paragraph (a) deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin arenew text end not deleted text beginbedeleted text end
considered takings from riparian landowners.

(f) This section does not apply to public waters that have been designated for wildlife
management under section 97A.101.

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.615, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Invasive aquatic plant management permit.

(a) "Invasive aquatic plant
management permit" means an aquatic plant management permit as defined in rules of the
Department of Natural Resources that authorizes the selective control of invasive aquatic
plants to cause a significant reduction in the abundance of the invasive aquatic plant.

(b) The commissioner may waive the dated signature of approval requirement in rules
of the Department of Natural Resources for invasive aquatic plant management permits if
obtaining signatures would create an undue burden on the permittee or if the commissioner
determines that aquatic plant control is necessary to protect natural resources.

(c) If the signature requirement is waived under paragraph (b) because obtaining
signatures would create an undue burden on the permittee, the commissioner shall require
an alternate form of landowner notification, including news releases or public notices in a
local newspaper, a public meeting, or a mailing new text beginor electronic transmission new text endto the most recent
permanent new text beginphysical or electronic mailing new text endaddress of affected landowners. The notification
must be given annually and must include: the proposed date of treatment, the target species,
the method of control or product being used, and instructions on how the landowner may
request that control not occur adjacent to the landowner's property.

(d) The commissioner may allow dated signatures of approval obtained for an invasive
aquatic plant management permit to satisfy rules of the Department of Natural Resources
to remain valid for three years if property ownership remains unchanged.

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 5e. new text end

new text begin Sugar beet storage. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must not require a sugar beet company
that has a current national pollutant discharge elimination system permit or state disposal
system permit to install an engineered liner for a storm water runoff pond at a remote storage
site for sugar beets unless a risk assessment confirms that there is significant impact on
groundwater and that an engineered liner is necessary to prevent, control, or abate water
pollution. For purposes of this subdivision, "remote storage site for sugar beets" means an
area where sugar beets are temporarily stored before delivery to a sugar beet processing
facility and that is not located on land adjacent to the processing facility.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 84.

new text begin [115A.141] CARPET PRODUCTS; STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM;
STEWARDSHIP PLAN.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

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

new text begin (1) "blended carpet" means carpet with a nonuniform face fiber, which is manufactured
with multiple polymer types, fiber types, or both, in the face of the constructed material;
new text end

new text begin (2) "brand" means a name, symbol, word, or mark that identifies carpet, rather than its
components, and attributes the carpet to the owner or licensee of the brand as the producer;
new text end

new text begin (3) "carpet" means a manufactured article that is affixed or placed on the floor or building
walking surface or used as a decorative or functional building interior or exterior feature,
and is primarily constructed of a top visible surface of synthetic face fibers or yarns or tufts
attached to a backing system derived from synthetic or natural materials. Carpet includes,
but is not limited to, blended carpet, nylon carpet, PET carpet, polypropylene carpet, PTT
carpet, wool carpet, commercial or residential broadloom carpet, modular carpet tiles, and
artificial turf. Carpet includes a pad or underlayment used in conjunction with a carpet.
Carpet does not include handmade rugs, area rugs, or mats;
new text end

new text begin (4) "discarded carpet" means carpet that is no longer used for its manufactured purpose,
and may include carpet that is being evaluated for reuse and directed to reuse, as defined
in this section;
new text end

new text begin (5) "distributor" means a person who buys or otherwise acquires carpet from another
source and sells or offers to sell that carpet to retailers and installers in this state;
new text end

new text begin (6) "nylon carpet" means carpet made with a uniform face fiber made with either nylon
6 or nylon 6,6;
new text end

new text begin (7) "PET carpet" means carpet made from polyethylene terephthalate;
new text end

new text begin (8) "producer" means a person that:
new text end

new text begin (i) has legal ownership of the brand, brand name, or cobrand of carpet sold in the state;
new text end

new text begin (ii) imports carpet branded by a producer that meets the specifications of item (i) when
the producer has no physical presence in the United States;
new text end

new text begin (iii) if items (i) and (ii) do not apply, makes unbranded carpet that is sold in the state;
or
new text end

new text begin (iv) sells carpet at wholesale or retail, does not have legal ownership of the brand, and
elects to fulfill the responsibilities of the producer for the carpet;
new text end

new text begin (9) "polypropylene carpet" means carpet made from polypropylene;
new text end

new text begin (10) "program year" means a calendar year;
new text end

new text begin (11) "PTT carpet" means carpet made from polytrimethylene terephthalate;
new text end

new text begin (12) "recycling" means the process by which discarded carpet is collected and processed
into raw materials or products. Recycling includes only discarded carpet that is an output
of a recycling facility destined for an end market or reuse and does not include all discarded
carpet accepted by a recycling facility. Recycling does not include:
new text end

new text begin (i) energy recovery or energy generation by means of combusting discarded carpet; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) any disposal or use of discarded carpet within the permitted boundaries of a disposal
facility;
new text end

new text begin (13) "recycling rate" means the percentage of discarded carpet that is managed through
recycling or reuse, as defined in this section, and is calculated by dividing the amount of
discarded carpet that is collected and recycled or reused by the total amount of discarded
carpet generated over a program year. To determine the annual recycling rates required by
this section, the amount of discarded carpet generated must be calculated using a standard
recognized methodology based on annual sales, replacement rate, and the average weight
of carpet and must be approved by the agency;
new text end

new text begin (14) "retailer" means any person who sells or offers carpet for sale at retail in the state
that generates sales tax revenue;
new text end

new text begin (15) "reuse" means donating or selling discarded carpet back into the market for its
original intended use, when the carpet retains its original purpose and performance
characteristics;
new text end

new text begin (16) "sale" or "sell" means the transfer of title of carpet for consideration, including:
new text end

new text begin (i) a remote sale conducted through a sales outlet, catalog, website, or similar electronic
means; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) a lease through which carpet is provided to a consumer by a producer or retailer;
new text end

new text begin (17) "stewardship assessment" means the amount added to the purchase price of carpet
sold in the state that is necessary to cover the cost of collecting, transporting, processing,
and marketing discarded carpet by the stewardship organization operating under a product
stewardship plan;
new text end

new text begin (18) "stewardship organization" means a single organization exempt from taxation under
Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (United States Code, title
21, section 501(c)(3)) that is established by producers in accordance with this section to
develop, implement, and administer a product stewardship program under this section;
new text end

new text begin (19) "stewardship plan" means a detailed plan describing the manner in which a product
stewardship program under subdivision 2 will be implemented; and
new text end

new text begin (20) "wool carpet" means carpet made from wool.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Product stewardship program. new text end

new text begin A producer of carpet sold in the state must
participate in the stewardship organization to implement and finance a statewide product
stewardship program operated under an agency-approved product stewardship plan that
manages carpet by reducing carpet's waste generation, promoting its reuse and recycling,
and providing for negotiation and execution of agreements to collect, transport, and process
carpet for recycling and reuse.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Requirement for sale. new text end

new text begin On and after January 1, 2022, no producer, distributor,
or retailer may sell carpet or offer carpet for sale in the state unless the carpet's producer
participates in the product stewardship organization to implement and finance a statewide
product stewardship program operated under a stewardship plan approved by the agency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Requirements for stewardship plan. new text end

new text begin (a) On or before January 1, 2021, initially
and on or before each July 1 in a year when the stewardship plan is required to be updated
under paragraph (b), the stewardship organization must submit a stewardship plan to the
agency and receive agency approval of the plan. A stewardship plan must include all elements
required under subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin (b) At least every three years, the stewardship organization operating a product
stewardship program must update the stewardship plan and submit the updated plan to the
agency for review and approval.
new text end

new text begin (c) It is the responsibility of the stewardship organization to notify the agency within
30 days of any significant changes or modifications to the plan or its implementation. Within
30 days of the notification, a written plan revision must be submitted to the agency for
review and approval.
new text end

new text begin (d) Upon agency approval of the stewardship plan, the stewardship organization must
comply with and implement the contents of the approved plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Stewardship plan content. new text end

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

new text begin (1) certification that the product stewardship program will accept all discarded carpet
regardless of which producer produced the carpet and its individual components;
new text end

new text begin (2) contact information for the individual and the entity submitting the plan and for all
producers participating in the product stewardship program;
new text end

new text begin (3) a description of the methods by which discarded carpet will be collected in all areas
in the state without relying on end-of-life fees, including an explanation of how the collection
system will be convenient and adequate to serve the needs of small businesses and residents.
The stewardship program must include an operating collection site located in each county
of the state by January 1, 2023. Subject to approval by the agency, the stewardship program
may propose an alternative to a collection site location in each county that is convenient
and adequate to collect discarded carpet generated in each county;
new text end

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

new text begin (5) the names and locations of collectors, transporters, and recycling facilities that will
manage discarded carpet;
new text end

new text begin (6) a description of how the discarded carpet and the carpet's components will be safely
and securely transported, tracked, and handled from collection through final recycling and
processing;
new text end

new text begin (7) a description of the method that will be used to reuse, deconstruct, or recycle the
discarded carpet to ensure that the product's components, to the extent feasible, are
transformed or remanufactured into raw materials or finished products for use;
new text end

new text begin (8) a description of the promotion and outreach activities that will be used to encourage
participation in the collection and recycling programs and how the activities' effectiveness
will be evaluated and the program modified, if necessary;
new text end

new text begin (9) evidence of adequate insurance and financial assurance that may be required for
collection, handling, and disposal operations;
new text end

new text begin (10) performance goals, including an estimate of the percentage of discarded carpet that
will be collected, reused, recycled, and disposed during each of the three years of each
stewardship plan. The program must achieve at a minimum, a 15 percent recycling rate in
program year 2023 and must include and meet escalating performance goals for each
subsequent year. The performance goals must be based on:
new text end

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

new text begin (ii) the amount of carpet disposed of annually;
new text end

new text begin (iii) the weight of the carpet that is expected to be available for collection annually; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) actual collection data from other existing stewardship programs.
new text end

new text begin A stewardship plan must state the methodology used to determine these goals. The agency
must review and may adjust the recycling rate and performance goals, based on information
included in the stewardship plan and annual reports, other information provided by the
stewardship organization, and economic and any other relevant information;
new text end

new text begin (11) a discussion of the status of statewide collection infrastructure, processor capacity,
and end markets for discarded carpet and what, if any, additional statewide collection
infrastructure, processor capacity, and end markets are needed to improve the functioning
of the program and meet increasing performance goals;
new text end

new text begin (12) carpet design changes that will be considered to reduce toxicity, water use, or energy
use or to increase recycled content, recyclability, or carpet longevity;
new text end

new text begin (13) a discussion of market development opportunities to expand the use of recovered
carpet, with consideration of expanding processing activity near areas of collection;
new text end

new text begin (14) a financial plan that demonstrates sufficient funding to carry out the stewardship
plan, including the administrative, operational, and capital costs of the plan, and payment
of incentive payments to carpet collectors, processors, and end use markets to assist with
the implementation of this section;
new text end

new text begin (15) annual budgets showing revenue and expenditure projections for the current program
year and for the next three years of the program;
new text end

new text begin (16) a process by which the financial activities of the stewardship organization related
to the implementation of the plan are subject to an annual independent audit, which shall
be reviewed by the agency;
new text end

new text begin (17) baseline information, for the most recent three-year period for which data is available,
on the number of square feet and pounds of carpet sold in this state, by type of carpet pursuant
to subdivision 1, clause (3);
new text end

new text begin (18) a discussion of the feasibility, cost, and effectiveness of labeling the backside of
new carpet with the polymer type or nonpolymer material used to manufacture the carpet
to assist processors in more easily identifying the type of discarded carpet collected for
processing;
new text end

new text begin (19) a description of a mandatory program to train carpet installers on properly managing
discarded carpet so that it can be reused or recycled under this section; and
new text end

new text begin (20) a summary of the consultation process that identifies the consulted stakeholders,
the stakeholder comments raised in the consultation process, and the stewardship
organization's responses to those comments as required under subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Stewardship assessment. new text end

new text begin (a) On and after July 1, 2021, a producer must add
a stewardship assessment fee of four cents per square foot to the purchase price of nylon
carpet, polypropylene carpet, and wool carpet, and six cents per square foot to the purchase
price of PET carpet, PTT carpet, blended carpet, and any other types of carpet sold by the
producer in this state. The assessment added under this section must be remitted by the
producer on a quarterly basis to the stewardship organization.
new text end

new text begin (b) The assessment must be added by the producer to the purchase price of all carpet
sold by producers to a Minnesota retailer or distributor or otherwise sold for use in this
state. The assessment must be clearly visible on all invoices or functionally equivalent
billing documents as a separate line item and must be accompanied by a brief description
of the assessment.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the amount of the assessment is too low to properly fund the stewardship program,
the stewardship organization must submit a plan update to the agency to increase the
assessment, subject to agency review and approval in accordance with this section before
the assessment is increased.
new text end

new text begin (d) On and after January 1, 2025, if a fund balance greater than one-half of the program's
annual operating cost is reached, the stewardship organization must submit a plan update
to the agency to reduce the assessment, subject to agency review and approval in accordance
with this section before the assessment is reduced.
new text end

new text begin (e) The assessment fee must be deposited by the stewardship organization into a Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insured financial institution, and, if for any reason
this section is repealed, the entire assessment fund balance must be transferred by the
stewardship organization to the state to be deposited into the environmental fund.
new text end

new text begin (f) A stewardship assessment must not be used to pay for any penalties assessed under
this section or for the final disposal or incineration of discarded carpet.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Consultation required. new text end

new text begin (a) The stewardship organization must consult with
stakeholders, including retailers, installers, collectors, recyclers, local government, customers,
and citizens, during development of the stewardship plan; solicit stakeholder comments;
and incorporate stakeholder comments regarding the plan to the extent feasible before
submitting a plan to the agency for review.
new text end

new text begin (b) The stewardship organization must invite comments from local governments,
communities, and citizens to report their satisfaction with services, including education and
outreach, provided by the product stewardship program. The information must be submitted
to the agency and used by the agency in reviewing proposed updates or changes to the
stewardship plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Agency review and approval. new text end

new text begin (a) Within 90 days after receiving a proposed
stewardship plan, the agency must determine whether the plan complies with subdivision
5 and is sufficient to achieve the goals and requirements of this section. If the agency
approves a plan, the agency must notify the applicant of the plan approval in writing. If the
agency rejects a plan, the agency must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for
rejecting the plan. An applicant whose plan is rejected by the agency must submit a revised
plan to the agency within 60 days after receiving notice of rejection.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any proposed changes to a stewardship plan must be approved by the agency in
writing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Plan availability. new text end

new text begin All draft stewardship plans must be placed on the agency's
website for at least 30 days before agency approval and made available at the agency's
headquarters for public review and comment. All approved stewardship plans must be placed
on the agency's website while the plan is in effect.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Conduct authorized. new text end

new text begin The stewardship organization that organizes collection,
transport, and processing of carpet under this section is immune from liability for the conduct
under state laws relating to antitrust, restraint of trade, unfair trade practices, and other
regulation of trade or commerce only to the extent that the conduct is necessary to plan and
implement the organization's chosen organized collection or recycling system.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Education materials. new text end

new text begin (a) Producers of carpet or the stewardship organization
must provide retailers, installers, and consumers with educational materials regarding the
stewardship assessment and product stewardship program. The materials must include, but
are not limited to, information regarding available end-of-life management options for carpet
offered through the product stewardship program and information that notifies consumers
that a charge for operating the product stewardship program is included in the purchase
price of carpet sold in the state.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each distributor or retailer must provide the educational materials referenced in this
subdivision to carpet installation contractors and consumers at the time of purchase or
delivery or both.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Retailer and distributor responsibilities. new text end

new text begin (a) On and after January 1, 2022,
no carpet may be sold in the state unless the carpet's producer is participating in an approved
stewardship plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any retailer or distributor may participate, on a voluntary basis, as a designated
collection point pursuant to a product stewardship program under this section and in
accordance with applicable law.
new text end

new text begin (c) No retailer or distributor shall be found to be in violation of this section if, on the
date the carpet was ordered from the producer or its agent, the producer was listed as
compliant on the agency's website, as provided in subdivision 15.
new text end

new text begin (d) Nothing in this section prohibits a retailer or distributor from selling their inventory
of carpet existing prior to January 1, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Stewardship reports. new text end

new text begin Beginning March 31, 2023, and each March 31
thereafter, the stewardship organization must submit an annual report to the agency describing
the product stewardship program. At a minimum, the report must contain:
new text end

new text begin (1) a description of the methods used to collect, transport, and process carpet in all
regions of the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) the weight of all carpet collected in the seven-county metropolitan area and in the
remainder of the state and a comparison to the performance goals, recycling rates, and
collection infrastructure established in the stewardship plan and, if appropriate, an explanation
stating the reason or reasons performance goals were not met;
new text end

new text begin (3) the amount of discarded carpet collected in the state by method of disposition,
including reuse, recycling, and other methods of processing, including the amount collected
but not reused or recycled, and its methods of ultimate disposition;
new text end

new text begin (4) identification of the facilities processing carpet and the weight processed by type of
carpet listed in subdivision 1, clause (3), at each facility;
new text end

new text begin (5) an evaluation of the program's funding mechanism and budget for each program
year, including a copy of the independent audit;
new text end

new text begin (6) samples of educational materials provided to consumers and an evaluation of the
effectiveness of the materials and the methods used to disseminate the materials;
new text end

new text begin (7) a description of progress made toward achieving carpet design changes in order to
achieve the goals listed in subdivision 5, clause (12);
new text end

new text begin (8) an assessment of how the stewardship organization is achieving the goals of this
section and the goals established in the stewardship plan, including a discussion of each of
the required elements of the stewardship plan under subdivision 5;
new text end

new text begin (9) data necessary to determine whether the amount of the stewardship assessment will
be sufficient to achieve the goals of this section and the goals established in the stewardship
plan and will properly fund the stewardship program; and
new text end

new text begin (10) other information that the agency may request for the purposes of determining
compliance under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Sales information. new text end

new text begin Sales information provided to the commissioner under
this section is classified as private or nonpublic data, as specified in section 115A.06,
subdivision 13.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Agency responsibilities. new text end

new text begin The agency must provide on its website a list of all
compliant producers and brands participating in stewardship plans that the agency has
approved and a list of all producers and brands the agency has identified as noncompliant
with this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Local government responsibilities. new text end

new text begin A city, county, or other public agency
may voluntarily participate by serving as a designated collection point by providing education
and outreach, or by using other strategies to assist in meeting product stewardship program
recycling obligations. A city, county, or other public agency providing voluntary assistance
must be reimbursed for all of its expenses by the stewardship organization.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Administrative fee. new text end

new text begin (a) The stewardship organization submitting a stewardship
plan must pay the agency an annual administrative fee. The agency must set the fee at an
amount that is adequate to cover the agency's full costs of administering and enforcing this
section.
new text end

new text begin (b) Fees collected under this subdivision are subject to section 16A.1285.
new text end

new text begin (c) The agency must identify the direct program development or regulatory costs it incurs
under this section before the first stewardship plan is submitted and must establish a fee in
an amount adequate to cover those costs, which must be paid by the stewardship organization.
new text end

new text begin (d) The stewardship organization must pay the agency's administrative fee under
paragraph (a) on or before July 1, 2021, and annually thereafter, and the agency's onetime
development fee under paragraph (c) on or before July 1, 2021. Each year after the initial
payment, and notwithstanding paragraph (b), the annual administrative fee may not exceed
five percent of the aggregate stewardship assessment collected under subdivision 6 for the
preceding calendar year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Account created. new text end

new text begin A carpet stewardship account is created as an account in
the special revenue fund. All fees collected by the agency from the stewardship organization
under this section must be deposited in the account. Any earnings from assets of the account
must be credited to the account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
for the purposes of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Duty to provide information. new text end

new text begin Any producer, distributor, retailer, stewardship
organization, or other person must furnish to the agency any information which that person
may have or may reasonably obtain that the agency requests for the purposes of determining
compliance under this section.
new text end

Sec. 85.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115A.142, is amended to read:


115A.142 REPORT TO LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR.

As part of the report required under section 115A.121, the commissioner of the Pollution
Control Agency deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end provide a report to the governor and the legislature on the
implementation of deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin sections 115A.141 andnew text end 115A.1415.

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115A.51, is amended to read:


115A.51 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.

new text begin (a) new text endApplications for assistance under the program deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end demonstrate:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end that the project is conceptually and technically feasible;

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end that affected political subdivisions are committed to implement the project, to
provide necessary local financing, and to accept and exercise the government powers
necessary to the project;

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end that operating revenues from the project, considering the availability and security
of sources of solid waste and of markets for recovered resources, together with any proposed
federal, state, or local financial assistance, will be sufficient to pay all costs over the projected
life of the project;

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end that the applicant has evaluated the feasible and prudent alternatives to disposalnew text begin,
including using existing solid waste management facilities with reasonably available capacity
sufficient to accomplish the goals of the proposed project,
new text end and has compared and evaluated
the costs of the alternatives, including capital and operating costs, and the effects of the
alternatives on the cost to generatorsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (5) that the applicant has identified:
new text end

new text begin (i) waste management objectives in applicable county and regional solid waste
management plans consistent with section 115A.46, subdivision 2, paragraphs (e) and (f),
or 473.149, subdivision 1; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) other solid waste facilities identified in the county and regional plans; and
new text end

new text begin (6) that the applicant has conducted a comparative analysis of the project against existing
public and private solid waste facilities, including an analysis of potential displacement of
those facilities, to determine whether the project is the most appropriate alternative to achieve
the identified waste management objectives that considers:
new text end

new text begin (i) conformity with approved county or regional solid waste management plans;
new text end

new text begin (ii) consistency with the state's solid waste hierarchy and section 115A.46, subdivision
2, paragraphs (e) and (f), or 473.149, subdivision 1; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) environmental standards related to public health, air, surface water, and groundwater.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end The commissioner may require completion of a comprehensive solid waste
management plan conforming to the requirements of section 115A.46, before accepting an
application.new text begin Within five days of filing an application with the agency, the applicant must
submit a copy of the application to each solid waste management facility mentioned in the
portion of the application addressing the requirements of paragraph (a), clauses (5) and (6).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 87.

new text begin [115A.903] WASTE TIRE FACILITIES OPERATING OUTDOORS;
FINANCIAL QUALIFICATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

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

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

new text begin (c) "Financial qualification" means the ability of an applicant or permit holder to pay
the costs to properly design, construct, operate, maintain, and close a waste tire facility.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Waste tire facility" means a permitted facility operated by a tire collector or tire
processor at which waste tires are stored or processed outdoors.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application; financial qualification. new text end

new text begin (a) An applicant for a permit for a waste
tire facility must submit in an application to the commissioner:
new text end

new text begin (1) information demonstrating the applicant's financial qualification to design, construct,
operate, maintain, and close a waste tire facility; and
new text end

new text begin (2) cost estimates for:
new text end

new text begin (i) site investigation;
new text end

new text begin (ii) land acquisition costs, including financing terms and costs;
new text end

new text begin (iii) project design;
new text end

new text begin (iv) construction;
new text end

new text begin (v) operations;
new text end

new text begin (vi) maintenance; and
new text end

new text begin (vii) facility closing.
new text end

new text begin (b) As part of the financial qualification review, an applicant must:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide a copy of its most recent audited or reviewed financial statements prepared
by a certified public accountant according to generally accepted accounting principles, if
the applicant is an operating business prior to application;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide a copy of its owners' personal financial statements, if the applicant is not an
operating business prior to application; and
new text end

new text begin (3) demonstrate its financial viability through one or a combination of assets including
cash, marketable securities or bonds, or letters of credit or loan commitments from a financial
institution that is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or the
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and is authorized to do business in the
United States.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any person whose assets are used as part of the financial qualification review must
be designated as a joint permittee with the applicant on the permit for the facility.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Financial qualification review. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may provide to the state
auditor a copy of any filing that an applicant for a permit or a permit holder submits to the
commissioner to meet the financial qualification requirement under this section. The state
auditor must review the filing and provide the commissioner with a written opinion as to
the adequacy of the filing to meet the purposes of this section, including any recommended
changes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Changes affecting financial qualification. new text end

new text begin (a) To continue to hold a permit
for a waste tire facility, a permit holder must maintain financial qualification and must
provide any information requested by the commissioner to establish that the permit holder
continues to maintain financial qualification. A permit holder must notify the commissioner
within 30 days of any significant change in:
new text end

new text begin (1) the identity of any person or structure of the business entity that holds the permit for
the facility;
new text end

new text begin (2) the identity of any person or structure of the business entity that owns or operates
the facility; or
new text end

new text begin (3) assets of the permit holder, owner, or operator of the facility.
new text end

new text begin (b) A change is significant under paragraph (a) if the change:
new text end

new text begin (1) has the potential to affect the financial qualification of the permit holder, owner, or
operator; or
new text end

new text begin (2) would result in a change in the identity of the permit holder, owner, or operator for
purposes of financial qualification.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may, after reviewing the changes, require the permit holder to reestablish
financial qualification and may modify or revoke a permit or require issuance of a new
permit.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin (a) The financial qualification requirements of this section apply
only in the first ten years of operation of a waste tire facility permitted in the state.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section does not apply to political subdivisions operating a waste tire facility.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to waste tire facilities issued a permit on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 88.

new text begin [115B.172] NATURAL RESOURCES DAMAGES ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The natural resources damages account is established as
an account in the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Revenues. new text end

new text begin The account consists of money from the following sources:
new text end

new text begin (1) revenue from actions taken to recover natural resources damages under section
115B.17, subdivision 7, or any other law, unless otherwise specified in the settlement
agreement;
new text end

new text begin (2) appropriations and transfers to the account as provided by law;
new text end

new text begin (3) interest earned on the account; and
new text end

new text begin (4) money received by the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency or the
commissioner of natural resources for deposit in the account in the form of a gift or grant.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Expenditures. new text end

new text begin (a) Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner
of natural resources for the purposes authorized in section 115B.20, subdivision 2, clause
(4).
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of management and budget must allocate the amounts available
in any biennium to the commissioner of natural resources for the purposes of this section
based upon work plans submitted by the commissioner of natural resources and may adjust
those allocations if revised work plans are submitted. Copies of the work plans must be
submitted to the chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions
having jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By November 1 each year, the commissioner of natural resources must
submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives
and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources
policy and finance on expenditures from the natural resources damages account during the
previous fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 89.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115B.421, is amended to read:


115B.421 CLOSED LANDFILL INVESTMENT FUND.

The closed landfill investment fund is established in the state treasury. The fund consists
of money credited to the fund, and interest and other earnings on money in the fund.
Beginning July 1, 2003, funds must be deposited as described in section 115B.445. The
fund shall be managed to maximize long-term gain through the State Board of Investment.
Money in the fund new text beginis appropriated to the commissioner and new text endmay be spent deleted text beginby the commissionerdeleted text end
after fiscal year 2020 in accordance with sections 115B.39 to 115B.444.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 90.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.02, is amended to read:


116.02 POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY; CREATION AND POWERS.

Subdivision 1.

Creation.

A pollution control agency, designated as the Minnesota
Pollution Control Agency, is deleted text beginherebydeleted text end created.new text begin The agency consists of the commissioner and
eight members appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate.
One member must be a person knowledgeable in the field of agriculture, and one must be
a representative of organized labor.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Terms, compensation, removal, vacancies. new text end

new text begin The membership terms,
compensation, removal of members, and filling of vacancies on the agency is as provided
in section 15.0575.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The membership of the Pollution Control Agency must be
broadly representative of the skills and experience necessary to effectuate the policy of
sections 116.01 to 116.075, except that no member other than the commissioner may be an
officer or employee of the state or federal government. Only two members at one time may
be officials or employees of a municipality or any governmental subdivision, but neither
may be a member ex officio or otherwise on the management board of a municipal sanitary
sewage disposal system.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin The commissioner serves as chair of the agency. The agency elects
other officers as the agency deems necessary.
new text end

Subd. 5.

Agency successor to commission.

The Pollution Control Agency is the
successor of the Water Pollution Control Commission, and all powers and duties now vested
in or imposed upon said commission by chapter 115, or any act amendatory thereof or
supplementary thereto, are hereby transferred to, imposed upon, and vested in the
deleted text begin commissioner of thedeleted text endnew text begin Minnesotanew text end Pollution Control Agency.

new text begin Subd. 6a. new text end

new text begin Required decisions. new text end

new text begin The agency must make final decisions on the following
matters:
new text end

new text begin (1) a petition for preparing an environmental assessment worksheet, if the project proposer
or a person commenting on the proposal requests that the decision be made by the agency
and the agency requests that it make the decision under subdivision 8a;
new text end

new text begin (2) the need for an environmental impact statement following preparation of an
environmental assessment worksheet under applicable rules, if:
new text end

new text begin (i) the agency has received a request for an environmental impact statement;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the project proposer or a person commenting on the proposal requests that the
declaration be made by the agency and the agency requests that it make the decision under
subdivision 8a; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) the commissioner is recommending preparation of an environmental impact
statement;
new text end

new text begin (3) the scope and adequacy of environmental impact statements;
new text end

new text begin (4) issuing, reissuing, modifying, or revoking a permit if:
new text end

new text begin (i) a variance is sought in the permit application or a contested case hearing request is
pending; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) the permit applicant, the permittee, or a person commenting on the permit action
requests that the decision be made by the agency and the agency requests that it make the
decision under subdivision 8a;
new text end

new text begin (5) final adoption or amendment of agency rules for which a public hearing is required
under section 14.25 or for which the commissioner decides to proceed directly to a public
hearing under section 14.14, subdivision 1;
new text end

new text begin (6) approving or denying an application for a variance from an agency rule if:
new text end

new text begin (i) granting the variance request would change an air, soil, or water quality standard;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the commissioner determines that granting the variance would have a significant
environmental impact; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) the applicant or a person commenting on the variance request requests that the
decision be made by the agency and the agency requests that it make the decision under
subdivision 8a; and
new text end

new text begin (7) whether to reopen, rescind, or reverse a decision of the agency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7a. new text end

new text begin Additional decisions. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may request that the agency make
additional decisions or provide advice to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8a. new text end

new text begin Other actions. new text end

new text begin (a) Any other action not specifically within the authority of
the commissioner must be made by the agency if:
new text end

new text begin (1) before the commissioner's final decision on the action, one or more members of the
agency notify the commissioner of their request that the decision be made by the agency;
or
new text end

new text begin (2) any person submits a petition to the commissioner requesting that the decision be
made by the agency and the commissioner grants the petition.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the commissioner denies a petition submitted under paragraph (a), clause (2), the
commissioner must advise the agency and the petitioner of the reasons for the denial.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9a. new text end

new text begin Informing public. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must inform interested persons as
appropriate in public notices and other public documents of their right to request the agency
to make decisions in specific matters according to subdivision 6a and the right of agency
members to request that decisions be made by the agency according to subdivision 8a. The
commissioner must regularly inform the agency of activities that have broad policy
implications or potential environmental significance and of activities in which the public
has exhibited substantial interest.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Changing decisions. new text end

new text begin (a) The agency must not reopen, rescind, or reverse a
decision of the agency except upon:
new text end

new text begin (1) the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the agency; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a finding that there was an irregularity in a hearing related to the decision, an error
of law, or a newly discovered material issue of fact.
new text end

new text begin (b) The requirements in paragraph (a) are minimum requirements and do not limit the
agency's authority under sections 14.06 and 116.07, subdivision 3, to adopt rules:
new text end

new text begin (1) applying the requirement in paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2), to certain decisions of
the agency; or
new text end

new text begin (2) establishing additional or more stringent requirements for reopening, rescinding, or
reversing decisions of the agency.
new text end

Sec. 91.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Office.

(a) The Office of Commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency
is created and is under the supervision and control of the commissioner, who is appointed
by the governor under the provisions of section 15.06.

(b) The commissioner may appoint a deputy commissioner and assistant commissioners
who deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin arenew text end in the unclassified service.

(c) The commissioner shall make all decisions on behalf of the agencynew text begin that are not
required to be made by the agency under section 116.02
new text end.

Sec. 92.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.03, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Mission; efficiency.

It is part of the agency's mission thatnew text begin,new text end within the agency's
resourcesnew text begin,new text end the commissioner new text beginand the members of the agency new text endshall endeavor to:

(1) prevent the waste or unnecessary spending of public money;

(2) use innovative fiscal and human resource practices to manage the state's resources
and operate the agency as efficiently as possible;

(3) coordinate the agency's activities wherever appropriate with the activities of other
governmental agencies;

(4) use technology where appropriate to increase agency productivity, improve customer
service, increase public access to information about government, and increase public
participation in the business of government;

(5) deleted text beginutilizedeleted text endnew text begin usenew text end constructive and cooperative labor-management practices to the extent
otherwise required by chapters 43A and 179A;

(6) report to the legislature on the performance of agency operations and the
accomplishment of agency goals in the agency's biennial budget according to section 16A.10,
subdivision 1
; and

(7) recommend to the legislature appropriate changes in law necessary to carry out the
mission and improve the performance of the agency.

Sec. 93.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.155, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Creation.

The remediation fund is created as a special revenue fund in
the state treasury to provide a reliable source of public money for response and corrective
actions to address releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants, agricultural
chemicals, and petroleum, and for environmental response actions at qualified landfill
facilities for which the agency has assumed such responsibility, including perpetual care of
such facilities. The specific purposes for which the general portion of the fund may be spent
are provided in subdivision 2. In addition to the general portion of the fund, the fund contains
deleted text begin threedeleted text endnew text begin fournew text end accounts described in subdivisions 4 to deleted text begin5adeleted text endnew text begin 5bnew text end.

Sec. 94.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.155, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Revenues.

The following revenues shall be deposited in the general portion of
the remediation fund:

(1) response costs deleted text beginand natural resource damagesdeleted text end related to releases of hazardous
substances, or pollutants or contaminants, recovered under sections 115B.17, deleted text beginsubdivisionsdeleted text endnew text begin
subdivision
new text end 6 deleted text beginand 7,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end 115B.443deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end 115B.444, or any other law;

(2) money paid to the agency or the Agriculture Department by voluntary parties who
have received technical or other assistance under sections 115B.17, subdivision 14, 115B.175
to 115B.179, and 115C.03, subdivision 9;

(3) 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; and

(4) interest accrued on the fund.

Sec. 95.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.155, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5b. new text end

new text begin Natural resources damages account. new text end

new text begin The natural resources damages account
is as described in section 115B.172.
new text end

Sec. 96.

new text begin [116.2025] SALT APPLICATORS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

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

new text begin (1) "certified commercial applicator" means an individual who applies deicer, completed
training on snow and ice removal and deicer application approved by the commissioner,
and passed an examination after completing the training;
new text end

new text begin (2) "commercial applicator'' means an individual who applies deicer for hire, but does
not include a municipal, state, or other government employee;
new text end

new text begin (3) "deicer'' means any substance used to melt snow and ice, or used for its anti-icing
effects, on privately owned surfaces traveled by pedestrians and vehicles; and
new text end

new text begin (4) "owner" means a person that owns or leases real estate and that enters into a written
contract with a certified commercial applicator for snow and ice removal and deicer
application.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Voluntary certification program; best management practices. new text end

new text begin (a) The
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must develop a training program that promotes
best management practices for snow and ice removal and deicer application that protect
water quality and allows commercial applicators to obtain certification as a water-friendly
applicator. The commissioner must certify a commercial applicator as a water-friendly
applicator if the applicator successfully completes the program and passes the examination.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner, in consultation with the University of Minnesota, must provide
additional training under this section for certified commercial applicators renewing
certification after their initial training and certification.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner, in consultation with the University of Minnesota, must provide
the training and testing module at locations statewide and may make the recertification
training available online.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner, in consultation with the University of Minnesota, must annually
post the best management practices and a list of certified commercial applicators on the
agency's website.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner may charge a fee of no more than $350 per certified commercial
applicator for the training or recertification under this section. Fees collected under this
subdivision must be deposited in the environmental fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Liability. new text end

new text begin (a) A certified commercial applicator or an owner is not liable for
damages arising from hazards resulting from the accumulation of snow and ice on any real
estate maintained by the certified commercial applicator when the hazard is solely caused
by snow or ice and the certified commercial applicator used the best management practices
for snow and ice removal and deicing approved by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in paragraph (a) prevents or limits the liability of a certified commercial
applicator or owner if the certified commercial applicator or owner:
new text end

new text begin (1) commits an act or omission that constitutes negligence or willful or wanton disregard
for the safety of entrants onto real estate of the owner that is maintained by the certified
commercial applicator and that act or omission proximately causes injury, damage, or death;
new text end

new text begin (2) has actual knowledge or reasonably should have known of a dangerous condition on
the real estate of the owner maintained by the certified commercial applicator;
new text end

new text begin (3) intentionally injures an entrant on real estate of the owner that is maintained by the
certified applicator; or
new text end

new text begin (4) fails to comply with the best management practices for snow and ice removal and
deicer application approved by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (c) The liability of a commercial applicator who applies deicer but is not certified under
this section may not be determined under the standards provided in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Record keeping. new text end

new text begin A certified commercial applicator must maintain the following
records as part of the best management practices approved by the commissioner:
new text end

new text begin (1) a copy of the applicator's certification approved by the commissioner and any
recertification;
new text end

new text begin (2) evidence of passing the examination approved by the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (3) copies of the winter maintenance assessment tool requirements developed by the
commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (4) a written record describing the road, parking lot, and property maintenance practices
used. The written record must include the type and rate of application of deicer used, the
dates of treatment, and the weather conditions for each event requiring deicing. The records
must be kept for a minimum of six years; and
new text end

new text begin (5) proof of compliance with the reporting requirements under subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Penalty. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may revoke or decline to renew the certification
of a commercial applicator who violates this section or rules adopted under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Relation to other law. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this section affects municipal liability under
section 466.03.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Reporting required. new text end

new text begin By July 1 each year, a certified commercial applicator
must submit to the commissioner on a form prescribed by the commissioner the amounts
and types of deicers used in the previous calendar year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires August 1, 2026.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2019, and applies to claims
arising on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 97.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.993, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligible borrower.

To be eligible for a loan under this section, a borrower
must:

(1) be a small business corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership, or association;

(2) be a potential emitter of pollutants to the air, ground, or water;

(3) need capital for equipment purchases that will meet or exceed environmental
regulations or need capital for site investigation and cleanup;

(4) have less than deleted text begin50deleted text endnew text begin 100new text end full-time new text beginequivalent new text endemployees;new text begin and
new text end

(5) have an after tax profit of less than $500,000deleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (6) have a net worth of less than $1,000,000.
deleted text end

Sec. 98.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.993, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Loan conditions.

A loan made under this section must include:

(1) an interest rate that is deleted text beginfour percent ordeleted text end new text beginat or below new text endone-half the prime rate, deleted text beginwhichever
is greater
deleted text endnew text begin not to exceed five percentnew text end;

(2) a term of payment of not more than seven years; and

(3) an amount not less than $1,000 or exceeding deleted text begin$50,000deleted text endnew text begin $75,000new text end.

Sec. 99.

new text begin [116U.60] MINNESOTA OUTDOOR RECREATION OFFICE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Office established. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office is
established as an office in Explore Minnesota Tourism. The governor, in consultation with
the commissioners of natural resources and employment and economic development, must
appoint the director of the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office.
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 Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office is to promote
and increase participation in outdoor recreation by all Minnesota citizens by:
new text end

new text begin (1) supporting the outdoor recreation economy of Minnesota and working toward
equitable and inclusive access to the outdoors;
new text end

new text begin (2) creating and developing an inventory of existing public and private resources
promoting outdoor recreation;
new text end

new text begin (3) coordinating outdoor recreation policy and management among state and federal
agencies and local government entities;
new text end

new text begin (4) assisting in promoting and marketing opportunities and events for outdoor recreation;
new text end

new text begin (5) assisting the Department of Employment and Economic Development in supporting
outdoor recreation businesses and providing technical assistance with resources and
opportunities for economic development;
new text end

new text begin (6) developing strategies to recruit and grow outdoor recreation businesses and to enhance
recreation-related employment in Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (7) promoting outdoor recreation opportunities for people with disabilities;
new text end

new text begin (8) promoting education and use of outdoor recreation assets to enhance public health;
new text end

new text begin (9) supporting outdoor recreation programs at Minnesota educational institutions;
new text end

new text begin (10) collecting data on the impact of outdoor recreation in the state and the accessibility
of natural resources for underserved populations; and
new text end

new text begin (11) recommending initiatives to increase access to outdoor recreational amenities and
experiences.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Account; donations. new text end

new text begin The director of the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office
may accept gifts and grants for purposes related to the duties of the Minnesota Outdoor
Recreation Office. Money received by the director from gifts and grants is deposited in an
account in the special revenue fund and appropriated to the director for the purposes specified
in the gift or grant.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Strategic plan. new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2020, the director of the Minnesota Outdoor
Recreation Office must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over Explore
Minnesota Tourism and environment and natural resources policy and finance that contains
a strategic plan for the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office. In developing the strategic
plan, the director must consult with the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council; the
commissioners of natural resources, health, transportation, and employment and economic
development; and the chairs and ranking minority members or their designees of the house
of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over Explore
Minnesota Tourism and environment and natural resources policy and finance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Consultation and cooperation. new text end

new text begin (a) The director of the Minnesota Outdoor
Recreation Office must consult with the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council in carrying
out the purposes of the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office.
new text end

new text begin (b) Explore Minnesota Tourism and the commissioners of natural resources, health,
transportation, and employment and economic development must cooperate with the director
of the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office in fulfilling the duties of the Minnesota Outdoor
Recreation Office as they relate to the purposes of the respective office or agencies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 1, 2021, and each year thereafter, the director of the
Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office must submit an annual report to the legislature on
the donations received, accomplishments, recommendations, and findings of the Minnesota
Outdoor Recreation Office from the preceding fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Regulatory authority. new text end

new text begin Nothing contained in this section supplants or impacts
the regulatory authority of other state agencies.
new text end

Sec. 100.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 127A.353, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Appointment.

The school trust lands director shall be appointed by the
governor. The commissioner new text beginof natural resourcesnew text end shall provide human resources, payroll,
accounting, procurement, and other similar administrative services to the school trust lands
director. The director's appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the senate.

Sec. 101.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 325F.071, is amended to read:


325F.071 FLAME-RETARDANT CHEMICALS; PROHIBITION.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

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

(b) "Child" means a person under 12 years of age.

(c) "Children's product" means a product primarily designed or intended by a
manufacturer to be used by or for a child, including any article used as a component of such
a product, but excluding a food, beverage, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical product or
biologic, children's toys that are subject to the most recent version of the American Society
for Testing and Materials F963, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, a
medical device as defined in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, United States Code,
title 21, section 321(h), products listed under section 116.9405, clauses (10) and (11), and
products listed under sections 325F.03 and 325F.04.

new text begin (d) "PFAS" means perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Residential or business textile" means a textile designed for use in the home,
businesses, or places of lodging as a covering on windows, walls, or floors. Residential or
business textile includes carpeting and carpet padding.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end "Upholstered deleted text beginresidentialdeleted text end furniture" means furniture with padding, coverings, and
cushions deleted text beginintended and sold for use in the home or places of lodgingdeleted text end.

Subd. 2.

Flame-retardant chemicals; prohibition.

(a) On and after July 1, 2018, no
manufacturer or wholesaler may manufacture, sell, offer for sale, distribute for sale, or
distribute for use in this state a children's product deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end upholstered deleted text beginresidentialdeleted text end furniturenew text begin, a
residential or business textile, or a mattress
new text end containing, in amounts greater than 1,000 parts
per million in any product component, deleted text beginthe following flame-retardants:deleted text endnew text begin any halogenated,
phosphorus-based, nitrogen-based, and nanoscale flame retardants.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) TDCPP (tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate), Chemical Abstracts Service number
13674-87-8;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) decabromodiphenyl ether, Chemical Abstracts Service number 1163-19-5;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) hexabromocyclododecane, Chemical Abstracts Service number 25637-99-4; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) TCEP (tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate), Chemical Abstracts Service number 115-96-8.
deleted text end

(b) On and after July 1, 2019, no retailer may sell or offer for sale or use in this state a
children's product deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end upholstered deleted text beginresidentialdeleted text end furniturenew text begin, a residential or business textile, or
a mattress
new text end containing in amounts greater than 1,000 parts per million in any product
component the flame retardant chemicals listed in paragraph (a).

(c) The sale or offer for sale of any previously owned product containing a chemical
restricted under this section is exempt from the provisions of this section.

Subd. 3.

Flame-retardant chemicals; replacement chemicals.

A manufacturer shall
not replace a chemical whose use is prohibited under this section with a chemical identified
on the basis of credible scientific evidence by a state, federal, or international agency as
being known or suspected with a high degree of probability to:

(1) harm the normal development of a fetus or child or cause other developmental
toxicity;

(2) cause cancer, genetic damage, or reproductive harm;

(3) disrupt the endocrine or hormone system; or

(4) damage the nervous system, immune system, or organs, or cause other systemic
toxicity.

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Firefighting foam. new text end

new text begin Beginning July 1, 2020, a manufacturer or wholesaler may
not manufacture, sell, offer for sale, distribute for sale, or distribute for use in this state class
B firefighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS except for use at oil refineries,
oil and petroleum terminals, airports, or Camp Ripley.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Training exercises. new text end

new text begin Class B firefighting foam that contains intentionally added
PFAS must not be used in training exercises, including at oil refineries, oil and petroleum
terminals, and airports. This subdivision does not apply to training exercises at Camp Ripley.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Enforcement. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must enforce
compliance with this section under sections 115.071 and 116.072. The commissioner must
coordinate with the commissioners of commerce and health in enforcing this section to aid
in the law enforcement process or promote public health. Coordination includes but is not
limited to investigation, enforcement and sharing related data among the agencies in the
course of those processes, and using each agency's investigative and enforcement authorities,
where they are applicable.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin (a) The amendments to subdivision 2, paragraph (a), are effective
July 1, 2020.
new text end

new text begin (b) The amendments to subdivision 2, paragraph (b), are effective July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 102.

Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 4, section 105, as amended by Laws 2017,
chapter 93, article 2, section 148, is amended to read:


Sec. 105. RULES; SILICA SAND.

(a) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency may adopt rules pertaining to
the control of particulate emissions from silica sand projects. The rulemaking is exempt
from Minnesota Statutes, section 14.125.

(b) The commissioner of natural resources shall deleted text beginadopt rulesdeleted text endnew text begin develop a model ordinancenew text end
pertaining to the reclamation of silica sand mines. The deleted text beginrulemaking is exempt from Minnesota
Statutes, section 14.125
deleted text endnew text begin commissioner shall publish the model ordinance in the State Registernew text end.

(c) By January 1, 2014, the Department of Health shall adopt an air quality health-based
value for silica sand.

(d) The Environmental Quality Board may amend its rules for environmental review,
adopted under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116D, for silica sand mining and processing to
take into account the increased activity in the state and concerns over the size of specific
operations. The Environmental Quality Board shall consider whether the requirements of
Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.991, should remain part of the environmental review
requirements for silica sand and whether the requirements should be different for different
geographic areas of the state. The rulemaking is exempt from Minnesota Statutes, section
14.125.

Sec. 103. new text beginLAKE DESIGNATION; CITY OF THE FIRST CLASS.
new text end

new text begin Any lake located in a city of the first class that (1) has an area of at least 375 acres but
less than 500 acres, and (2) is included as part of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway
is named and designated Bde Maka Ska.
new text end

Sec. 104. new text beginSTAMP DESIGN; RULE AMENDMENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources shall amend Minnesota Rules, part 6290.0400,
subpart 3, to:
new text end

new text begin (1) allow a contest entry to be created using nonphotographic digital media; and
new text end

new text begin (2) require a person submitting a contest entry to list all media used in the creation of
the entry.
new text end

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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 105. new text beginTURTLE SELLER'S LICENSES; TRANSFER AND RENEWAL.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources must not renew or transfer a turtle seller's license
after the effective date of this section.
new text end

Sec. 106. new text beginCHRONIC WASTING DISEASE ADOPT-A-DUMPSTER PROGRAM;
DEER CARCASS HANDLING GUIDELINES.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources must establish a chronic wasting disease
adopt-a-dumpster program to provide dumpsters dedicated to disposing of deer carcasses
in areas where chronic wasting disease has been detected. The commissioner must work
with solid waste haulers and other interested parties and encourage volunteer support to
ensure the dumpsters are located at convenient locations with appropriate signage, lined,
and maintained. The commissioner must ensure the carcasses collected are properly disposed
of to minimize the spread of chronic wasting disease.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of natural resources, in consultation with the commissioners of
health and the Pollution Control Agency, must develop guidelines to prevent the spread of
chronic wasting disease and protect public health that take into consideration infectious
waste as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.76, subdivision 12:
new text end

new text begin (1) for hunters for handling deer in the field and transporting and disposing of carcasses;
new text end

new text begin (2) for solid waste facilities and solid waste haulers for proper handling, transportation,
and disposal of deer carcasses; and
new text end

new text begin (3) for taxidermists and meat processors for proper handling, processing, and disposal
of deer carcasses.
new text end

new text begin (c) By January 15, 2020, the commissioner of natural resources must submit a report to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate
committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources with the
results of the program developed under paragraph (a) and the guidelines developed under
paragraph (b).
new text end

Sec. 107. new text beginNAMING OF STATE PARK FACILITIES AFTER WALTER F.
MONDALE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Wild River State Park; visitor center. new text end

new text begin The visitor center at Wild River
State Park is designated as the Walter F. Mondale Visitor Center.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin St. Croix State Park; visitor center. new text end

new text begin The visitor center at St. Croix State Park
is designated as the Walter F. Mondale Visitor Center.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Interstate State Park; scenic overlook and trail. new text end

new text begin The scenic overlook and
trail at Interstate State Park is designated as the Walter F. Mondale Scenic Overlook and
Trail.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin William O'Brien State Park; day use area. new text end

new text begin The day use area at William
O'Brien State Park, currently referred to as the Lake Alice Day Use Area, is designated as
the Walter F. Mondale Day Use Area.
new text end

Sec. 108. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) The revisor must assign the priority order for the metropolitan landfill contingency
action trust account established in section 3 to follow any amendment to Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.152, subdivision 2, for special education aid enacted during the 2019 legislative
session.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes must change the reference in Minnesota Statutes, sections
127A.30, subdivision 2, and 287.22, from "section 92.121" to "section 92.122."
new text end

Sec. 109. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 92.121; and 97C.605, subdivisions 2, 2a, 2b, and
5,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 4, section 149, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text end new text begin Minnesota Rules, part 6256.0500, subparts 2, 2a, 2b, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: UES2314-1

92.121 PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND LANDS.

The commissioner of natural resources shall exchange permanent school fund land as defined in the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 8, located in state parks, state recreation areas, wildlife management areas, scientific and natural areas, or state waysides or on lands managed by the commissioner as old growth stands, for other lands as allowed by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and section 94.343, subdivision 1, that are compatible with the goal of the permanent school fund lands in section 127A.31 when, as a result of management practices applied to the permanent school fund lands and associated resources, revenue generation has been diminished or is prohibited and no alternative has been put into effect to compensate the permanent school fund for the income losses.

97C.605 TURTLES.

Subd. 2.

Turtle seller's license.

(a) A person may not take, possess, buy, or transport turtles for sale; sell turtles; or take turtles for sale using commercial equipment without a turtle seller's license, except as provided in subdivision 2c.

(b) Except for renewals, no new turtle seller's licenses may be issued after August 1, 2002.

(c) A turtle seller's license is transferable by the turtle seller licensee by making application to the commissioner. A turtle seller's license may be transferred only once under this paragraph and the transfer must be to a child of the person holding the turtle seller's license.

Subd. 2a.

Recreational turtle license.

A person who does not possess a turtle seller's license must obtain a recreational turtle license to take turtles for personal use with commercial equipment.

Subd. 2b.

Turtle seller's apprentice license.

(a) A person with a turtle seller's license may list one person as an apprentice on the license. A person acting as an apprentice for a turtle seller licensee must have an apprentice license and may assist the turtle licensee in all licensed activities.

(b) The turtle seller licensee or turtle seller's apprentice licensee must be present at all turtle operations conducted under the turtle seller's license. Turtle operations include going to and from turtle harvest locations; setting, lifting, and removing commercial turtle equipment; taking turtles out of equipment; and transporting turtles from harvest locations.

(c) A turtle seller's apprentice license is transferable by the turtle seller licensee by making application to the commissioner. A person listed as an apprentice by a turtle seller licensee must not be listed as an apprentice by another turtle seller licensee nor may an apprentice possess a turtle seller's license or a recreational turtle license.

Subd. 5.

Interfering with commercial or recreational turtle operations.

A person may not:

(1) knowingly place or maintain an obstruction that will hinder, prevent, or interfere with a licensed turtle operation;

(2) remove turtles, other wild animals, or fish from a floating or submerged trap licensed under the game and fish laws; or

(3) knowingly damage, disturb, or interfere with a licensed turtle operation.

Repealed Minnesota Session Laws: UES2314-1

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 4, section 149

Sec. 149. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall prepare draft legislation to amend statutes to conform with structural changes to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency under sections 114 to 117 and 150. The revisor shall submit the proposed legislation to the chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over environment policy by January 1, 2016. new text end

Repealed Minnesota Rule: UES2314-1

6256.0500 TAKING TURTLES.

Subp. 2.

Equipment.

Turtles may be taken by a person possessing a turtle seller's, turtle seller's apprentice, or recreational turtle license by means of floating or submerged turtle traps, turtle hooks, and other commercial fishing gear authorized by the commissioner. Traps must not exceed five feet in width, four feet in height, and eight feet in length.

Subp. 2a.

Submerged turtle traps.

Submerged traps must be constructed of either flexible webbing or wire. Flexible webbing traps must be of mesh size not less than 3-1/2 inches bar measure or seven inches stretch measure. Wire traps must be of mesh size not less than two inches by four inches bar measure and must have at least one square opening in the top panel measuring at least four inches on a side and two of the same dimension on each of the side panels near the top of the trap. A trap must be set in water shallow enough so that the top of the trap is at least level with the water surface.

Subp. 2b.

Floating turtle traps.

Floating traps must have: (1) one or more openings above the water surface that measure at least ten inches by four inches; and (2) a mesh size of not less than one-half inch bar measure.

Subp. 4.

Operation of turtle trap.

Each submerged trap must be checked and emptied at intervals not exceeding 48 hours and each floating trap must be checked and emptied at intervals not exceeding 120 hours. A turtle seller licensee or turtle seller's apprentice operating under a turtle seller's license may not operate more than 40 submerged turtle traps. A turtle seller's apprentice is not entitled to any traps in addition to those of the turtle seller. A recreational turtle licensee may not operate more than three turtle traps.

Subp. 5.

Required marking of turtle traps.

A.

When in use, each turtle trap must have affixed on it a tag of permanent material visible from above, legibly bearing the name, address, and license number of the operator. This information must be recorded in an indelible manner on the tag. The tag must be of dimensions not less than 2-1/2 inches in length by five-eighths inch in width.

B.

The commissioner shall issue 40 submerged turtle trap identification tags to a turtle seller licensee and three recreational turtle trap identification tags to a recreational turtle licensee. Tags must be attached to submerged and recreational traps at all times. Lost tags must be reported within 48 hours to the local conservation officer or the commercial fisheries program consultant. The commissioner may reissue tags upon request.

Subp. 6.

Turtles taken incidental to other operations.

Turtles listed in subpart 1 that are taken incidental to other commercial fishing operations may be possessed, transported, and sold, provided the operator is a holder of a turtle seller's license.

Subp. 7.

Required reporting by turtle seller; record keeping.

A.

A holder of a turtle seller's license must submit reports, on forms provided by the commissioner, to the address identified on the form by the tenth day of each month for the preceding month for the months of March through November, whether or not any equipment was used to take turtles.

B.

In the report required in item A, the licensee must record daily operations, including separate entries for each water body. The records must include water body location, equipment used, numbers and pounds of each species of turtles taken, numbers of each species of turtles released at that water body, and other information about the operation as specified on the form provided by the commissioner. The records must be kept current within 48 hours of the last daily operation.

C.

A license shall not be renewed until all of the licensee's monthly reports for the previous calendar year are submitted and received at the address identified on the form.

Subp. 8.

Report on buying turtles for resale.

A licensee who buys turtles for resale or for processing and resale must keep a correct and complete book record of all transactions and activities covered in the license, not inconsistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.425. Copies of the shipping documents for turtles being sent out of state must be part of and included with the monthly reports required under subpart 7.