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SF 3174

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/15/2016 09:10am

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; establishing Minnesota emerald ash borer suppression
program; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 17.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [17.855] MINNESOTA EMERALD ASH BORER SUPPRESSION
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of agriculture shall work with all necessary state agencies to
develop and implement the Minnesota emerald ash borer suppression program. The
program must include a matching grant component. A county, home rule charter or
statutory city, town, school district, park district, or other municipal corporation or political
subdivision of the state authorized by law to enter contracts is eligible for a matching grant
under the program. Activities eligible for partial reimbursement with state money include
sanitation, including removal of infested trees and stumps; protection of ash trees using
lowest risk treatments; and other integrated pest management and suppression activities
such as slow ash mortality strategies. Additional activities eligible for inclusion as the local
match but not for reimbursement include development of public tree inventories, surveys,
and response plans; replacement of ash trees damaged by or lost to emerald ash borers,
including the purchase price of replacement trees; and public education. The Minnesota
Shade Tree Advisory Committee shall advise the commissioner regarding all matters
covered by the program and the commissioner must consider the committee's advice.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $13,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 is appropriated from the ... fund to the commissioner
of agriculture to develop and administer the program under Minnesota Statutes, section
17.855.
new text end