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Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 479-H.F.No. 2025 An act relating to agriculture; creating a restricted seed potato growing area and historic certified seed potato area; providing restrictions; requiring a study; imposing a penalty; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 21. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [21.1196] [RESTRICTED SEED POTATO GROWING AREA.] Subdivision 1. [DEFINITION.] (a) "Restricted seed potato growing area" means Kittson county. (b) "Historic certified seed potato area" means the portion of Marshall county included in the towns of Augsburg and Nelson Park that are north of Marshall county highway No. 5. Subd. 2. [RESTRICTION.] (a) The seed potato certification requirements under sections 21.111 to 21.122 apply to potatoes grown in plots of ten acres or more in the restricted seed potato growing area. Qualifying potatoes grown in the restricted seed potato growing area must be certified as seed potatoes. (b) The commissioner may enter and inspect plots subject to paragraph (a) during the growing season. Subd. 3. [PENALTY.] A potato grower who violates subdivision 2, paragraph (a), is subject to a penalty of $100 per acre of potatoes grown and not certified. Sec. 2. [HISTORIC CERTIFIED SEED POTATO AREA STUDY.] In the historic certified seed potato area of Marshall county, the certified seed division of the department of agriculture must study the effect of diseases on seed potatoes in the area, including the effect of diseases from commercial potatoes. The commissioner must prepare a report and submit it to the legislature by December 15, 1991. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This act is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor April 19, 1990 Signed by the governor April 20, 1990, 10:44 a.m.