language to be deleted (2) new language
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