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SF 3018

3rd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 09/28/2016 09:24am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; making various policy and technical changes to
agriculture-related provisions and programs; providing for solar site management;
modifying elk management plan; modifying a previous appropriation;
establishing a Farmer-Lender Mediation Task Force and a Farm Safety Initiative;
requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 3.7371, by adding
a subdivision; 17.53, subdivision 16; 18B.345; 28A.085, subdivision 1; 31.122;
31.94; 97B.516; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, sections 41A.14; 583.215;
Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B; repealing
Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 2, section 81.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 3.7371, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must submit a report to the chairs of the house
of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over agriculture
and environment and natural resources by December 15 each year that details the total
amount of damages paid, by elk herd, in the previous two fiscal years.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 17.53, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Qualified voter.

"Qualified voter" means a producer who would be
subject to the payment of fees to finance the activities described in sections 17.51 to 17.69
and who shares directly in the profits and risk of loss from the agricultural operation
which produces or grows the commoditynew text begin, regardless of the Internal Revenue Service
tax filing status of the producer
new text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 18B.345, is amended to read:


18B.345 PESTICIDE APPLICATION ON GOLF COURSES.

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

(1) a structural pest control applicator; or

(2) a commercial or noncommercial pesticide applicator deleted text beginwith appropriate use
certification
deleted text end.

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 28A.085, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Violations; prohibited acts.

The commissioner may charge a
reinspection fee for each reinspection of a food handler that:

(1) is found with a major violation of requirements in chapter 28, 29, 30, 31, 31A,
32, 33, or 34, or rules adopted under one of those chapters;new text begin or
new text end

deleted text begin (2) is found with a violation of section 31.02, 31.161, or 31.165, and requires a
follow-up inspection after an administrative meeting held pursuant to section 34A.06; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end fails to correct equipment and facility deficiencies as required in rules adopted
under chapter 28, 29, 30, 31, 31A, 32, or 34.

The first reinspection of a firm with gross food sales under $1,000,000 must be
assessed at $150. The fee for a firm with gross food sales over $1,000,000 is $200. The
fee for a subsequent reinspection of a firm for the same violation is 50 percent of their
current license fee or $300, whichever is greater. The establishment must be issued written
notice of violations with a reasonable date for compliance listed on the notice. An initial
inspection relating to a complaint is not a reinspection.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 31.122, is amended to read:


31.122 FOOD; TOLERANCES FOR ADDED POISONOUS INGREDIENTS.

Any added poisonous or deleterious substance, any food additive, any pesticide
chemical in or on a raw agricultural commodity or any color additive, shall with respect
to any particular use or intended use be deemed unsafe for the purpose of application of
section deleted text begin31.121, clause (b)deleted text endnew text begin 34A.02, clause (2), new text end with respect to any food, unless there is in
effect a rule pursuant to section 31.101 limiting the quantity of such substance, and the use
or intended use of such substance conforms to the terms prescribed by such rule. While
such rules relating to such substance are in effect, a food shall not, by reason of bearing or
containing such substance in accordance with the rules, be considered adulterated within
the meaning of section deleted text begin31.121, clause (a)deleted text endnew text begin 34A.02, clause (1)new text end.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 31.94, is amended to read:


31.94 new text beginORGANIC AGRICULTURE; new text endCOMMISSIONER DUTIES.

(a) In order to promote opportunities for organic agriculture in Minnesota, the
commissioner shall:

(1) survey producers and support services and organizations to determine
information and research needs in the area of organic agriculture practices;

(2) work with the University of Minnesota new text beginand other research and education
institutions
new text endto demonstrate the on-farm applicability of organic agriculture practices to
conditions in this state;

(3) direct the programs of the department so as to work toward the promotion of
organic agriculture in this state;

(4) inform agencies deleted text beginof howdeleted text endnew text begin aboutnew text end state or federal programs deleted text begincould utilize anddeleted text endnew text begin that
new text endsupport organic agriculture practices; and

(5) work closely with producers, new text beginproducer organizations, new text endthe University of
Minnesota, deleted text beginthe Minnesota Trade Office,deleted text end and other appropriate new text beginagencies and new text endorganizations
to identify opportunities and needs as well as ensure coordination and avoid duplication of
state agency efforts regarding research, teaching, marketing, and extension work relating
to organic agriculture.

(b) By November 15 of each year that ends in a zero or a five, the commissioner,
in conjunction with the task force created in paragraph (c), shall report on the status of
organic agriculture in Minnesota to the legislative policy and finance committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over agriculture. The report must include available data on
organic acreage and production, available data on the sales or market performance of
organic products, and recommendations regarding programs, policies, and research efforts
that will benefit Minnesota's organic agriculture sector.

(c) A Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force shall advise the commissioner and the
University of Minnesota on policies and programs that will improve organic agriculture in
Minnesota, including how available resources can most effectively be used for outreach,
education, research, and technical assistance that meet the needs of the organic agriculture
deleted text begincommunitydeleted text endnew text begin sectornew text end. The task force must consist of the following residents of the state:

(1) three organic farmers;

(2) one wholesaler or distributor of organic products;

(3) one representative of organic certification agencies;

(4) two organic processors;

(5) one representative from University of Minnesota Extension;

(6) one University of Minnesota faculty member;

(7) one representative from a nonprofit organization representing producers;

(8) two public members;

(9) one representative from the United States Department of Agriculture;

(10) one retailer of organic products; and

(11) one organic consumer representative.

The commissioner, in consultation with the director of the Minnesota Agricultural
Experiment Station; the dean and director of University of Minnesota Extension and the
dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, shall appoint
members to serve three-year terms.

Compensation and removal of members are governed by section 15.059, subdivision
6
. The task force must meet at least twice each year and expires on June 30, deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2019new text end.

(d) For the purposes of expanding, improving, and developing production and
marketing of the organic products of Minnesota agriculture, the commissioner may
receive funds from state and federal sources and spend them, including through grants or
contracts, to assist producers and processors to achieve certification, to conduct education
or marketing activities, to enter into research and development partnerships, or to address
production or marketing obstacles to the growth and well-being of the industry.

(e) The commissioner may facilitate the registration of state organic production
and handling operations including those exempt from organic certification according to
Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 205.101, and new text beginaccredited new text endcertification deleted text beginagents
deleted text endnew text beginagenciesnew text end operating within the state.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 41A.14, is amended to read:


41A.14 AGRICULTURE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, EXTENSION, AND
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER GRANT PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Duties; grants.

The agriculture research, education, extension, and
technology transfer grant program is created. The purpose of the grant program is to
provide investments that will most efficiently achieve long-term agricultural productivity
increases through improved infrastructure, vision, and accountability. The scope and
intent of the grants, to the extent possible, shall provide for deleted text beginadeleted text end long-term base funding
that allows the deleted text beginresearchdeleted text end grantee to continue the functions of the research, education, deleted text beginanddeleted text end
extensionnew text begin, and technology transfernew text end efforts to a practical conclusion. Priority for grants
shall be given to human infrastructure. The commissioner shall provide grants for:

(1) agricultural researchnew text begin, extension,new text end and technology transfer needs deleted text beginand recipients
including agricultural research and extension
deleted text end at the University of Minnesotadeleted text begin, research and
outreach centers, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, the
Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Minnesota Extension Service,
the University of Minnesota Veterinary School, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory,
the Stakman-Borlaug Center, and the Minnesota Agriculture Fertilizer Research and
Education Council;
deleted text endnew text begin for use by any of the following:
new text end

new text begin (i) the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station;
new text end

new text begin (iii) the University of Minnesota Extension Service;
new text end

new text begin (iv) the University of Minnesota Veterinary School;
new text end

new text begin (v) the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; or
new text end

new text begin (vi) the Stakman-Borlaug Center;
new text end

(2) agriculture rapid response for plant and animal diseases and pests; and

(3) agricultural education including but not limited to the Minnesota Agriculture
Education Leadership Council, farm business management, mentoring programs, graduate
debt forgiveness, and high school programs.

Subd. 2.

Advisory panel.

new text begin(a) new text endIn awarding grants under this section, the
commissioner new text beginand a representative of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural
Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota
new text endmust consult with an advisory panel
consisting of the following stakeholders:

deleted text begin (1) a representative of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource
Sciences at the University of Minnesota;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end a representative of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end a representative of the Minnesota Farm Bureau;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end a representative of the Minnesota Farmers Union;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end a person representing agriculture industry statewide;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end a representative of each of the state commodity councils organized under
section 17.54 and the Minnesota Pork Board;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end a person representing an association of primary manufacturers of forest
products;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end a person representing organic or sustainable agriculture; and

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end a person representing statewide environment and natural resource
conservation organizations.

new text begin (b) Members under paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3) and (5), shall be chosen by their
respective organizations.
new text end

Subd. 3.

Account.

An agriculture research, education, extension, and technology
transfer account is created in the agricultural fund in the state treasury. The account
consists of money received in the form of gifts, grants, reimbursement, or appropriations
from any source for any of the purposes provided in subdivision 1, and any interest or
earnings of the account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of
agriculture for the purposes under subdivision 1.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.516, is amended to read:


97B.516 ELK MANAGEMENT PLAN.

new text begin (a) new text endThe commissioner of natural resources must adopt an elk management plan that:

(1) recognizes the value and uniqueness of elk;

(2) provides for integrated management of an elk population in harmony with the
environment; and

(3) affords optimum recreational opportunities.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the commissioner must not manage an elk herd
in a manner that would increase the size of the herd, including adoption or implementation
of an elk management plan designed to increase an elk herd, unless the commissioner of
agriculture verifies that crop and fence damages paid under section 3.7371 and attributed
to the herd have not increased for at least two years.
new text end

new text begin (c) At least 60 days prior to implementing a plan to increase an elk herd, the
commissioners of natural resources and agriculture must hold a joint public meeting in the
county where the elk herd to be increased is located. At the meeting, the commissioners
must present evidence that crop and fence damages have not increased in the prior two years
and must detail the practices that will be used to reduce elk conflicts with area landowners.
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. 9.

new text begin [216B.1642] SOLAR SITE MANAGEMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Site management practices. new text end

new text begin An owner of a ground-mounted solar
site with a generating capacity of more than 40 kilowatts may follow site management
practices that (1) provide native perennial vegetation and foraging habitat beneficial to
gamebirds, songbirds, and pollinators, and (2) reduce storm water runoff and erosion at
the solar generation site. To the extent practicable, when establishing perennial vegetation
and beneficial foraging habitat, a solar site owner shall use native plant species and seed
mixes under Department of Natural Resources "Prairie Establishment & Maintenance
Technical Guidance for Solar Projects."
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Recognition of beneficial habitat. new text end

new text begin An owner of a solar site implementing
solar site management practices under this section may claim that the site provides
benefits to gamebirds, songbirds, and pollinators only if the site adheres to guidance set
forth by the pollinator plan provided by the Board of Water and Soil Resources or any
other gamebird, songbird, or pollinator foraging-friendly vegetation standard established
by the Board of Water and Soil Resources. An owner making a beneficial habitat claim
must make the site's vegetation management plan available to the public and provide a
copy of the plan to a Minnesota nonprofit solar industry trade association.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 583.215, is amended to read:


583.215 EXPIRATION.

Sections 336.9-601, subsections (h) and (i); 550.365; 559.209; 582.039; and 583.20
to 583.32, expire June 30, deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2018new 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. 11.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section 2, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Agriculture, Bioenergy, and
Bioproduct Advancement

14,993,000
19,010,000

$4,483,000 the first year and $8,500,000 the
second year are for transfer to the agriculture
research, education, extension, and
technology transfer account under Minnesota
Statutes, section 41A.14, subdivision 3.
The transfer in this paragraph includes
money for plant breeders at the University
of Minnesota for wild rice, potatoes, and
grapes. Of these amounts, at least $600,000
each year is for deleted text beginagriculture rapid responsedeleted text end
new text beginthe Minnesota Agricultural Experiment
Station's Agriculture Rapid Response Fund
new text endunder Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.14,
subdivision 1
, clause (2). Of the amount
appropriated in this paragraph, $1,000,000
each year is for transfer to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota for
research to determine (1) what is causing
avian influenza, (2) why some fowl are more
susceptible, and (3) prevention measures that
can be taken. Of the amount appropriated
in this paragraph, $2,000,000 each year
is for grants to the Minnesota Agriculture
Education Leadership Council to enhance
agricultural education with priority given
to Farm Business Management challenge
grants.new text begin The commissioner shall transfer the
remaining grant funds in this appropriation
each year to the Board of Regents of the
University of Minnesota for purposes of
Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.14.
new text end

To the extent practicable, funds expended
under Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.14,
subdivision 1
, clauses (1) and (2), must
supplement and not supplant existing sources
and levels of funding. The commissioner may
use up to 4.5 percent of this appropriation
for costs incurred to administer the program.
new text beginAny unencumbered balance does not cancel
at the end of the first year and is available for
the second year.
new text end

$10,235,000 the first year and $10,235,000
the second year are for the agricultural
growth, research, and innovation program
in Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.12. No
later than February 1, 2016, and February
1, 2017, the commissioner must report to
the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over agriculture policy and finance regarding
the commissioner's accomplishments
and anticipated accomplishments in
the following areas: facilitating the
start-up, modernization, or expansion of
livestock operations including beginning
and transitioning livestock operations;
developing new markets for Minnesota
farmers by providing more fruits, vegetables,
meat, grain, and dairy for Minnesota school
children; assisting value-added agricultural
businesses to begin or expand, access new
markets, or diversify products; developing
urban agriculture; facilitating the start-up,
modernization, or expansion of other
beginning and transitioning farms including
loans under Minnesota Statutes, section
41B.056; sustainable agriculture on farm
research and demonstration; development or
expansion of food hubs and other alternative
community-based food distribution systems;
and research on bioenergy, biobased content,
or biobased formulated products and other
renewable energy development. The
commissioner may use up to 4.5 percent
of this appropriation for costs incurred to
administer the program. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered
under contract on or before June 30, 2017, for
agricultural growth, research, and innovation
grants are available until June 30, 2019.

The commissioner may use funds
appropriated for the agricultural growth,
research, and innovation program as provided
in this paragraph. The commissioner may
award grants to owners of Minnesota
facilities producing bioenergy, biobased
content, or a biobased formulated product;
to organizations that provide for on-station,
on-farm field scale research and outreach to
develop and test the agronomic and economic
requirements of diverse strands of prairie
plants and other perennials for bioenergy
systems; or to certain nongovernmental
entities. For the purposes of this paragraph,
"bioenergy" includes transportation fuels
derived from cellulosic material, as well as
the generation of energy for commercial heat,
industrial process heat, or electrical power
from cellulosic materials via gasification or
other processes. Grants are limited to 50
percent of the cost of research, technical
assistance, or equipment related to bioenergy,
biobased content, or biobased formulated
product production or $500,000, whichever
is less. Grants to nongovernmental entities
for the development of business plans and
structures related to community ownership
of eligible bioenergy facilities together may
not exceed $150,000. The commissioner
shall make a good-faith effort to select
projects that have merit and, when taken
together, represent a variety of bioenergy
technologies, biomass feedstocks, and
geographic regions of the state. Projects
must have a qualified engineer provide
certification on the technology and fuel
source. Grantees must provide reports at the
request of the commissioner.

Of the amount appropriated for the
agricultural growth, research, and innovation
program in this subdivision, $1,000,000 the
first year and $1,000,000 the second year
are for distribution in equal amounts to each
of the state's county fairs to preserve and
promote Minnesota agriculture.

Of the amount appropriated for the
agricultural growth, research, and innovation
program in this subdivision, $500,000 in
fiscal year 2016 and $1,500,000 in fiscal
year 2017 are for incentive payments
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 41A.16,
41A.17, and 41A.18. If the appropriation
exceeds the total amount for which all
producers are eligible in a fiscal year, the
balance of the appropriation is available
to the commissioner for the agricultural
growth, research, and innovation program.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, the first year appropriation
is available until June 30, 2017, and the
second year appropriation is available until
June 30, 2018. The commissioner may use
up to 4.5 percent of the appropriation for
administration of the incentive payment
programs.

Of the amount appropriated for the
agricultural growth, research, and innovation
program in this subdivision, $250,000
the first year is for grants to communities
to develop or expand food hubs and
other alternative community-based food
distribution systems. Of this amount,
$50,000 is for the commissioner to consult
with existing food hubs, alternative
community-based food distribution systems,
and University of Minnesota Extension
to identify best practices for use by other
Minnesota communities. No later than
December 15, 2015, the commissioner must
report to the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over agriculture and health
regarding the status of emerging alternative
community-based food distribution systems
in the state along with recommendations
to eliminate any barriers to success. new text beginAny
unencumbered balance does not cancel at the
end of the first year and is available for the
second year.
new text endThis is a onetime appropriation.

$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for grants that enable
retail petroleum dispensers to dispense
biofuels to the public in accordance with the
biofuel replacement goals established under
Minnesota Statutes, section 239.7911. A
retail petroleum dispenser selling petroleum
for use in spark ignition engines for vehicle
model years after 2000 is eligible for grant
money under this paragraph if the retail
petroleum dispenser has no more than 15
retail petroleum dispensing sites and each
site is located in Minnesota. The grant
money received under this paragraph must
be used for the installation of appropriate
technology that uses fuel dispensing
equipment appropriate for at least one fuel
dispensing site to dispense gasoline that is
blended with 15 percent of agriculturally
derived, denatured ethanol, by volume, and
appropriate technical assistance related to
the installation. A grant award must not
exceed 85 percent of the cost of the technical
assistance and appropriate technology,
including remetering of and retrofits for
retail petroleum dispensers and replacement
of petroleum dispenser projects. The
commissioner may use up to $35,000 of this
appropriation for administrative expenses.
The commissioner shall cooperate with
biofuel stakeholders in the implementation
of the grant program. The commissioner
must report to the legislative committees
with jurisdiction over agriculture policy and
finance by February 1 each year, detailing
the number of grants awarded under this
paragraph and the projected effect of the grant
program on meeting the biofuel replacement
goals under Minnesota Statutes, section
239.7911. These are onetime appropriations.

$25,000 the first year and $25,000 the second
year are for grants to the Southern Minnesota
Initiative Foundation to promote local foods
through an annual event that raises public
awareness of local foods and connects local
food producers and processors with potential
buyers.

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. new text beginFARMER-LENDER MEDIATION TASK FORCE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of agriculture must convene an advisory task force to provide
recommendations to the legislature regarding the state's Farmer-Lender Mediation Act.
The task force must be comprised of 14 members, including the commissioner or the
commissioner's designee, one farm advocate appointed by the commissioner who is
responsible for mediating debt between farmers and lenders, one adult farm business
management instructor appointed by the commissioner and three farmers appointed by
the commissioner, at least one of whom is a beginning or nontraditional farmer and at
least one of whom has personal experience with the farmer-lender mediation program.
The remaining membership of the task force consists of one member appointed by each
of the following entities:
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new text begin (1) Minnesota Farm Bureau;
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new text begin (2) Minnesota Farmers Union;
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new text begin (3) Minnesota Bankers Association;
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new text begin (4) Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota;
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new text begin (5) Farm Credit Services - Minnesota State Federation;
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new text begin (6) Minnesota Credit Union Network;
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new text begin (7) Minnesota-South Dakota Equipment Dealers Association; and
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new text begin (8) University of Minnesota Extension.
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new text begin No later than February 1, 2017, the commissioner must report the task force's
recommendations to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over agriculture policy
and finance.
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Sec. 13. new text beginFARM SAFETY INITIATIVE.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of agriculture shall analyze the range of safety challenges
presented in the operation of a farm. The commissioner's analysis shall include
consultation with organizations in Minnesota that address issues of farm safety. The
commissioner shall report the findings to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
agricultural policy by February 1, 2017. The report must, at a minimum:
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new text begin (1) provide information on how other states in the Midwest, including but not limited
to Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska, address farm safety issues;
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new text begin (2) identify common safety issues faced by Minnesota farmers that need attention,
including common causes of farm-related accidents;
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new text begin (3) identify how farm safety programs can better serve the growing farm labor
population; and
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new text begin (4) make recommendations to the legislature on how to improve farm safety efforts
in Minnesota.
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new text begin (b) By October 1, 2016, the commissioner of agriculture shall compile an inventory
of farm safety programs and resources that are currently available in Minnesota. After
compiling the inventory, the commissioner shall make available the inventory and promote
to farm operators in Minnesota the farm safety programs and resources contained in
the inventory.
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Sec. 14. new text begin REPEALER.
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new text begin Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 2, section 81, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Repealed Minnesota Session Laws: S3018-3

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 2, section 81 by Laws 2016, chapter 184, section 14; as amended by Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 2, section 31

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 583.215, is amended to read:


583.215 EXPIRATION.

Sections 336.9-601, subsections (h) and (i); 550.365; 559.209; 582.039; and 583.20 to 583.32, expire June 30, 2017.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective May 23, 2016, if the legislature does not meet in regular session in calendar year 2016 before May 23, 2016. If the legislature meets in regular session in calendar year 2016 before May 23, 2016, this section is void.