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SF 3452

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/20/2020 03:46pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; establishing a grain storage facility safety grant program;
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 [17.121] GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY SAFETY GRANT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Protection equipment 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 $500,
whichever is less.
new text end

new text begin (b) Eligible grain storage facility safety protection equipment includes:
new text end

new text begin (1) fall protection systems;
new text end

new text begin (2) personal protective equipment to increase survivability in the event of a grain bin
related emergency;
new text end

new text begin (3) engineering controls to prevent contact with an auger or other moving parts; and
new text end

new text begin (4) other grain storage facility safety protection equipment approved by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grain silo air quality monitoring equipment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must award
cost-share grants to Minnesota farmers who purchase grain silo air quality monitoring
equipment. Grants are limited to 75 percent of the farmer's documented cost to purchase,
ship, and install grain silo air quality monitoring equipment or $500, whichever is less.
new text end

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 five percent
of total program dollars each fiscal year to promote and administer the program to Minnesota
farmers.
new text end

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, including but not limited to nonprofits, foundations, and corporations,
to supplement state appropriations for this program. Contributions received under this
subdivision are appropriated to the commissioner for purposes of this section.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2021 to the commissioner of
agriculture for the grain storage facility safety grant program under Minnesota Statutes,
section 17.121.
new text end