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SF 1951

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/21/2012 09:07am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; preserving the effectiveness of antibiotics used in the treatment
of human and animal diseases; prohibiting the disposal of prescription drugs
containing antibiotics; prohibiting the nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in animal
feed; requiring reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 25.33, by
adding subdivisions; 151.212, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 25; 115.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 25.33, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8a. new text end

new text begin Nontherapeutic use. new text end

new text begin "Nontherapeutic use" means any use of an
antimicrobial drug in animals in the absence of any clinical sign of disease, including use
for growth promotion, feed efficiency, or disease prevention.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 25.33, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 8b. new text end

new text begin Medically important. new text end

new text begin "Medically important" means a drug that is
composed wholly or partly of:
new text end

new text begin (1) any kind of penicillin, tetracycline, macrolide, lincosamide, streptogramin,
aminoglycoside, or sulfonamide; or
new text end

new text begin (2) any other drug or derivative of a drug that is used in humans or intended for use
in humans to treat or prevent disease or infection caused by microorganisms.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [25.385] PROHIBITION ON USE OF MEDICALLY IMPORTANT
ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL FEED.
new text end

new text begin (a) After January 1, 2013, a person may not sell, buy, or use animal feed for a
nontherapeutic use that contains medically important antibiotics used in human medicine.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall, by rule, prohibit the use of any microbial agents for
growth promotion in animals if the agent is used in human therapies or is known to select
for cross-resistance to microbial agents used in human medicine.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [115.545] PROHIBITION ON DISPOSAL OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
new text end

new text begin (a) No person shall dispose of any prescription drug containing antibiotics by
depositing the drug into a wastewater disposal system.
new text end

new text begin (b) A violation of this section is subject to enforcement under sections 115.071
and 116.072.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 151.212, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Disposal of prescription drugs containing antibiotics. new text end

new text begin In addition to the
requirements of subdivisions 1 to 3, drugs dispensed containing an antibiotic shall bear
a label affixed to the container in which the drug is dispensed and which is received by
the purchaser stating that it is unlawful to dispose of the drug by depositing it in a sink or
toilet or any other wastewater disposal system.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginREPORT.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of health shall annually report to legislative committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over health on:
new text end

new text begin (1) surveillance of antimicrobial-resistant E. coli, campylobacter, and salmonella
in retail meats; and
new text end

new text begin (2) monitoring for bacteria, resistant bacteria, and antimicrobial residues in drinking
water supplies, including surface water areas downstream from confined animal feeding
operations.
new text end