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SF 3481

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 06/22/2022 02:05pm

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Current Version - as introduced

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

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

Section 1. new text beginMEAT CUTTING GRANTS; APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of agriculture to provide grants to secondary career and technical education
programs for the purpose of offering instruction in meat cutting and butchery. This is a
onetime appropriation. Grants may be used for costs including but not limited to:
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new text begin (1) equipment required for a meat cutting program;
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new text begin (2) facility renovation to accommodate meat cutting; and
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new text begin (3) training faculty to teach the fundamentals of meat processing.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner may receive applications from eligible programs and make grants
of up to $100,000, up to ten percent of which may be used for training faculty.
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new text begin (c) Priority may be given to applicants who are coordinating with meat cutting and
butchery programs at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and local industry
partners.
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