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HF 3431

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/02/2020 04:34pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/17/2020

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money to provide state incentives for
conservation reserve program.

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

Section 1. new text beginCONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM; STATE INCENTIVES;
APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $6,500,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to provide onetime state incentive payments to enrollees in the
federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The board may establish payment rates based
on land valuation and on environmental benefit criteria, including but not limited to surface
water or groundwater nutrient reduction, drinking water protection, soil health, carbon
sequestration, and pollinator and wildlife habitat enhancements. The board may use state
funds to implement the program and to provide technical assistance to landowners or their
agents to fulfill enrollment and contract provisions. The board must consult with the
commissioners of agriculture, health, natural resources, and the Pollution Control Agency
and the United States Department of Agriculture in establishing program criteria. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2023.
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