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SF 2275

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 04:10pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money to develop recommendations
for creating aquatic invasive species surveillance and early detection system.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SURVEILLANCE
AND EARLY DETECTION SYSTEM FOR AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES.
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new text begin (a) $100,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of natural resources for a grant to the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center
at the University of Minnesota to develop, in conjunction with the commissioner of natural
resources, the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, counties, and other
stakeholders, recommendations for establishing a statewide surveillance and early detection
system for aquatic invasive species. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) By March 1, 2020, the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center must
submit a report and recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources
policy and finance. The report must include recommendations on all of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the most effective structure for a statewide surveillance and early detection system
for aquatic invasive species;
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new text begin (2) whether to employ eco-epidemiological models, optimized decision models, or related
tools as a mechanism for determining how best to deploy limited resources;
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new text begin (3) how the statewide system should be funded and at what levels; and
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new text begin (4) regulatory, policy, and statutory changes that would be needed to fully implement
the statewide system.
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