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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                         CHAPTER 241-S.F.No. 87 
           An act relating to agriculture; removing the 
          limitation on certain fees for state livestock 
          weighing services; providing state-paid insurance 
          benefits for certain retired employees; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 17A.11. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 17A.11, is 
amended to read: 
    17A.11 [FEES FOR LIVESTOCK WEIGHING.] 
    The commissioner shall prescribe the fee necessary to cover 
the cost of state weighing, to be assessed and collected from 
the seller in the manner the commissioner may prescribe.  The 
fee prescribed by the commissioner shall not exceed the fee in 
effect on March 1, 1984.  The fee assessed must be the same, and 
the manner of collection of the fee must be uniform at all 
facilities.  At any location, except a public stockyard, where 
state weighing is performed in accordance with this chapter and 
the total annual fees collected are insufficient to pay the cost 
of the weighing, the annual deficit shall be assessed and 
collected in the manner the commissioner may prescribe.  
Additional money arising from the weighing of animals by the 
commissioner, which has been collected and retained by any 
person, shall be paid on demand to the commissioner.  All money 
collected by the commissioner shall be deposited in the state 
treasury and credited to the livestock weighing fund, and shall 
be paid out only on the order of the commissioner and the 
state's warrant. 
    Sec. 2. [PROVIDING STATE-PAID INSURANCE FOR CERTAIN RETIRED 
EMPLOYEES.] 
    Notwithstanding other provisions of law, employees of the 
livestock weighing and licensing and grain inspection divisions 
of the department of agriculture who are eligible for retirement 
under the rule of 85 and who voluntarily retire before age 65 
shall be eligible for state-paid insurance coverages to which 
they were entitled at the time of their voluntary retirement.  
To be eligible under this provision, employees who were eligible 
to retire under the rule of 85 prior to the effective date of 
this section and had not retired must exercise their option to 
retire within 30 days of final enactment of this section.  
Employees who become eligible between the effective date of 
final enactment of this section and June 30, 1986, must exercise 
their option to retire within 30 days of the date they become 
eligible for retirement under the rule of 85.  State paid 
insurance coverage shall cease when the employee reaches age 65 
or becomes eligible for similar paid benefits under other 
employment.  This section is effective the day following final 
enactment.  This section is repealed June 30, 1986. 
    Approved May 28, 1985