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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.