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SF 2549

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/20/2018 09:38am

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; extending by ten years the agricultural fertilizer research
and education fee, the Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education
Council, the Minnesota agricultural fertilizer research and education program, and
the agricultural fertilizer research and education account;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2016, sections 18C.425, subdivision 6; 18C.80, subdivision 2; Minnesota
Statutes 2017 Supplement, sections 18C.70, subdivision 5; 18C.71, subdivision
4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18C.425, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Payment of inspection fee.

(a) The person who registers and distributes in the
state a specialty fertilizer, soil amendment, or plant amendment under section 18C.411 shall
pay the inspection fee to the commissioner.

(b) The person licensed under section 18C.415 who distributes a fertilizer to a person
not required to be so licensed shall pay the inspection fee to the commissioner, except as
exempted under section 18C.421, subdivision 1, paragraph (b).

(c) The person responsible for payment of the inspection fees for fertilizers, soil
amendments, or plant amendments sold and used in this state must pay an inspection fee of
39 cents per ton, and until June 30, 2019 2029, an additional 40 cents per ton, of fertilizer,
soil amendment, and plant amendment sold or distributed in this state, with a minimum of
$10 on all tonnage reports. Notwithstanding section 18C.131, the commissioner must deposit
all revenue from the additional 40 cents per ton fee in the agricultural fertilizer research and
education account in section 18C.80. Products sold or distributed to manufacturers or
exchanged between them are exempt from the inspection fee imposed by this subdivision
if the products are used exclusively for manufacturing purposes.

(d) A registrant or licensee must retain invoices showing proof of fertilizer, plant
amendment, or soil amendment distribution amounts and inspection fees paid for a period
of three years.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 18C.70, subdivision 5, is amended
to read:


Subd. 5.

Expiration.

This section expires June 30, 2020 2030.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 18C.71, subdivision 4, is amended
to read:


Subd. 4.

Expiration.

This section expires June 30, 2020 2030.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 18C.80, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Expiration.

This section expires June 30, 2020 2030.

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