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SF 3007

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2020 10:13am

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; establishing farm safety grant programs; appropriating
money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 17.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [17.1195] FARM SAFETY GRANT PROGRAMS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Tractor rollover grants; eligibility. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must award
grants to Minnesota farmers and Minnesota schools that retrofit eligible tractors with eligible
rollover protective structures.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grants for farmers are limited to 70 percent of the farmer's documented cost to
purchase, ship, and install an eligible rollover protective structure. The commissioner must
increase a farmer's grant award amount over the 70 percent grant limitation requirement if
necessary to limit a farmer's cost per tractor to no more than $500.
new text end

new text begin (c) Schools are eligible for grants that cover the full amount of a school's documented
cost to purchase, ship, and install an eligible rollover protective structure.
new text end

new text begin (d) A rollover protective structure is eligible if it is certified to appropriate national or
international rollover protection structure standards with a seat belt.
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new text begin (e) "Eligible tractor" means a tractor that was built before 1987.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grain storage facility safety grants; eligibility. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must
award cost-share grants to Minnesota farmers who purchase grain storage facility safety
protection equipment. Grants are limited to 75 percent of the farmer's documented cost to
purchase, ship, and install grain storage facility safety protection equipment or $1,000,
whichever is less.
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new text begin (b) Eligible grain storage facility safety protection equipment includes:
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new text begin (1) fall protection systems;
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new text begin (2) engineering controls to prevent contact with an auger or other moving parts;
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new text begin (3) dust collection systems to minimize explosion hazards; and
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new text begin (4) other grain storage facility safety protection equipment approved by the commissioner.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Promotion; administration. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may spend up to six percent
of total program dollars each fiscal year to promote and administer the program to Minnesota
farmers and schools.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Nonstate sources; appropriation. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must accept contributions
from nonstate sources to supplement state appropriations for this program. Contributions
received under this subdivision are appropriated to the commissioner for purposes of this
section.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of agriculture for farm safety grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 17.1195.
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new text begin (b) $250,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of agriculture for an agriculture safety education program.
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