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SF 2229

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 03:24pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; prohibiting use of certain conservation materials;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
103F.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [103F.49] CONSERVATION MATERIALS CONTAINING PLASTICS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Identifying and listing. new text end

new text begin (a) By January 1, 2021, the Board of Water and
Soil Resources must:
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new text begin (1) identify materials used in conservation and bioengineering projects that contain
plastic that are used or are likely to be used in state-funded projects;
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new text begin (2) determine whether feasible alternatives for the materials identified are available that
do not contain plastic; and
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new text begin (3) post a list of the materials with feasible alternatives prominently on the board's
website stating that the materials are ineligible for state funding beginning January 1, 2023.
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new text begin (b) The criteria for identifying and listing materials under this subdivision are not subject
to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14, and section 14.386 does not apply.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin Beginning January 1, 2023, a person may not:
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new text begin (1) purchase a material listed under subdivision 1, in whole or in part, with state funds;
or
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new text begin (2) use a material listed under subdivision 1 as part of a project funded in whole or in
part with state funds.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the Board of Water
and Soil Resources to:
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new text begin (1) identify and list ineligible materials under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.49;
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new text begin (2) assess the viability of replacing plastic materials used in conservation and
bioengineering projects with similarly designed organic materials; and
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new text begin (3) by November 1, 2020, prepare and submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the environment and natural
resources with:
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new text begin (i) criteria to be used by the board for identifying and listing materials under Minnesota
Statutes, section 103F.49;
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new text begin (ii) recommendations for implementing Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.49, including
a process for reviewing and updating the list; and
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new text begin (iii) results of the assessment under clause (2) and any related recommendations.
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new text begin (b) The board must consult with the United States Department of Agriculture and the
commissioners of natural resources, transportation, and the Pollution Control Agency and
may contract with the University of Minnesota as necessary for the purposes of this section.
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new text begin (c) The appropriation in this section is onetime and available until June 30, 2021.
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