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SF 2357

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/25/2019 09:02am

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; increasing watercraft surcharge; creating invasive
species research account and dedicating receipts; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, sections 84D.15; 86B.415, subdivision 7.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84D.15, is amended to read:


84D.15 INVASIVE SPECIES deleted text beginACCOUNTdeleted text endnew text begin ACCOUNTSnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

Creation.

The invasive species account deleted text beginisdeleted text endnew text begin and the invasive species
research account are
new text end created in the state treasury in the natural resources fund.

Subd. 2.

Receipts.

new text begin(a) new text endMoney received from deleted text beginsurcharges on watercraft licenses under
section 86B.415, subdivision 7,
deleted text end civil penalties under section 84D.13deleted text begin,deleted text end and service provider
permits under section 84D.108deleted text begin, shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be deposited in the invasive species account.
Each year, the commissioner of management and budget deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end transfer from the game
and fish fund to the invasive species accountdeleted text begin,deleted text end the annual surcharge collected on nonresident
fishing licenses under section 97A.475, subdivision 7, paragraph (b). Each fiscal year, the
commissioner of management and budget deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end transfer $750,000 from the water
recreation account under section 86B.706 to the invasive species account.

new text begin (b) Money received from surcharges on watercraft licenses under section 86B.415,
subdivision 7, must be deposited as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) $16 from each surcharge must be deposited in the invasive species account; and
new text end

new text begin (2) $4 from each surcharge must be deposited in the invasive species research account.
new text end

Subd. 3.

Use of money in new text begininvasive species new text endaccount.

Money credited to the invasive
species account in subdivision 2 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be used for management of invasive species
and implementation of this chapter as it pertains to invasive species, including control,
public awareness, law enforcement, assessment and monitoring, management planning,
habitat improvements, and research.new text begin Of the money credited to the account, at least $2 from
each surcharge on watercraft licenses under section 86B.415, subdivision 7, must be used
for grants to lake associations to manage aquatic invasive plant species.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Use of money in invasive species research account. new text end

new text begin Money credited to the
invasive species research account in subdivision 2, paragraph (b), must be used for grants
to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive
Species Research Center to research aquatic invasive species.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.415, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Watercraft surcharge.

A deleted text begin$5deleted text endnew text begin $20new text end surcharge is placed on each watercraft licensed
under subdivisions 1 to 5 for control, public awareness, law enforcement, monitoring, and
research of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussel, purple loosestrife, and Eurasian
watermilfoil in public waters and public wetlands.