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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 254-S.F.No. 1533 
           An act relating to the organization and operation of 
          state government; appropriating money for 
          environmental, natural resources, and agricultural 
          purposes; regulating the amounts, impositions, and 
          processing of various fees prescribed for various 
          licenses issued and activities regulated by the 
          departments of agriculture and natural resources; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 14.18; 
          16A.123, subdivision 5; 18.191; 18.46, subdivisions 6, 
          9, and by adding a subdivision; 18.49, subdivision 2; 
          18.51; 18.52, subdivisions 1 and 5; 18.54, subdivision 
          2; 18.55; 18.56; 18.57; 18.60; 27.19, subdivision 1; 
          28A.08; 29.22; 31.39; 32.394, subdivisions 8, 8b, and 
          by adding a subdivision; 41A.09, subdivision 3; 
          84.0855; 84.82, subdivisions 2 and 3; 84.944, 
          subdivision 2; 84.96, subdivision 5; 85.015, by adding 
          a subdivision; 85.053, subdivision 5; 85.055, 
          subdivision 1; 85.22, subdivisions 1 and 2a; 86B.415, 
          subdivision 7; 92.67, subdivision 1; 97A.075, 
          subdivision 2; 97A.015, subdivision 53; 97A.141, by 
          adding a subdivision; 97A.325, subdivision 2; 97A.431, 
          subdivision 2; 97A.435, subdivision 2; 97A.475, 
          subdivisions 2, 3, and 7; 97A.485, subdivision 7; 
          97B.601, subdivision 4; 97B.721; 103B.321, subdivision 
          1; 116.07, subdivision 4d; 116P.05; 116P.06; 116P.07; 
          116P.08, subdivisions 3 and 4; 116P.09, subdivisions 
          2, 4, and 7; and Laws 1987, chapter 396, article 6, 
          section 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
          Statutes, chapters 17; 84; 88; 137; and 325F; 
          repealing Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116.06.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 

                               ARTICLE 1 
APPROPRIATIONS 
    Section 1.  [ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES; 
APPROPRIATIONS.] 
    The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
figures "1991," "1992," and "1993," where used in this act, mean 
that the appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
available for the year ending June 30, 1991, June 30, 1992, or 
June 30, 1993, respectively.  

                             SUMMARY BY FUND
                          1992          1993           TOTAL
General              $143,129,500   $139,929,500   $283,059,000
Environmental          17,740,000     19,687,000     37,427,000
Metro Landfill 
Contingency Trust       1,663,000        797,000      2,460,000
Special Revenue         1,040,000      1,040,000      2,080,000
Natural Resources      18,612,000     17,334,000     35,946,000
Game and Fish          49,609,000     50,733,000    100,342,000
Permanent School 
Trust                     565,000        635,000      1,200,000
Minnesota Resources    16,534,000        -0-         16,534,000
Environmental Trust    14,960,000        -0-         14,960,000
Oil Overcharge          3,500,000        -0-          3,500,000
TOTAL                 267,352,500    230,155,500    497,508,000
                                           APPROPRIATIONS 
                                       Available for the Year 
                                           Ending June 30 
                                          1992         1993 
Sec. 2.  POLLUTION CONTROL    
AGENCY  
Subdivision 1.  Total           
Appropriation                         30,884,000     30,013,000
                         1992    1993
Approved Complement -     700     685
General -                 185     160
Environmental -           205     215
Federal -                 235     235
Metro Landfill 
Contingency -               2       2
Special Revenue -          73      73
              Summary by Fund
General              11,603,000     9,651,000
Environmental        16,763,000    18,710,000
Metro Landfill 
Contingency           1,663,000       797,000
Special Revenue         855,000       855,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Water Pollution Control 
     7,162,000      5,588,000
              Summary by Fund
General               5,275,000     3,633,000
Environmental         1,887,000     1,955,000
 $1,280,000 the first year is for grants 
to local units of government for the 
clean water partnership program.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium. 
 $100,000 the first year is for grants 
to municipalities who have experienced 
catastrophic failure of wastewater 
treatment facilities resulting from 
unstable geological formations and 
which required immediate action to 
avoid impacts to drinking water 
supplies. 
 $250,000 the first year is for a grant 
to the Western Lake Superior Sanitary 
Sewer District for the payment of debt 
service. 
Subd. 3.  Air Pollution Control 
     4,626,000      5,866,000
              Summary by Fund
General                 454,000       -0-    
Environmental         3,317,000     5,011,000
Special Revenue         855,000       855,000
Subd. 4.  Groundwater and Solid Waste
Pollution Control 
    10,038,000      9,366,000
              Summary by Fund
General               2,124,000     2,313,000
Environmental         6,259,000     6,264,000
Metro Landfill 
Contingency           1,655,000       789,000
 All money in the environmental 
response, compensation, and compliance 
account in the environmental fund not 
otherwise appropriated is appropriated 
to the commissioner of finance for 
transfer to the pollution control 
agency and the commissioner of 
agriculture for purposes of Minnesota 
Statutes, section 115B.20, subdivision 
2, clauses (1), (2), (3), (4), (11), 
(12), and (13). This appropriation is 
available until June 30, 1993.  
 $1,000,000 the first year and 
$1,000,000 the second year are 
appropriated from the motor vehicle 
transfer account for transfer to the 
environmental response, compensation, 
and compliance account in the 
environmental fund. 
 All money in the metropolitan landfill 
abatement account in the environmental 
fund not otherwise appropriated is 
appropriated to the pollution control 
agency for payment to the metropolitan 
council and may be used by the council 
for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, 
section 473.844.  The council shall 
report to the legislative commission on 
waste management its budget and work 
program for spending this appropriation.
 Any unencumbered balance from the 
metropolitan landfill contingency 
action trust fund remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
 $92,000 the first year and $127,000 the 
second year is for a grant to the 
department of administration for 
assistance in funding a central 
materials recovery facility.  Any 
unencumbered balance at the end of the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year. 
Subd. 5.  Hazardous Waste Pollution
Control 
     4,993,000      5,095,000
              Summary by Fund
General               1,786,000     1,782,000
Environmental         3,207,000     3,313,000
Subd. 6.  Regional Support 
Environmental 
        52,000         52,000
 The commissioner shall prepare a study 
on regionalization for presentation to 
the chairs of the house and senate 
committees on governmental operations, 
the house appropriations committee and 
the senate finance committee by January 
15, 1992.  The study shall identify 
options and costs associated with 
relocating specific agency functions to 
locations other than the agency's 
central office.  The report shall 
identify the specific functions that 
would be relocated, the rationale used 
for selecting these specific functions 
for relocation, the geographic areas of 
the state that would receive these 
functions, the numbers of personnel 
involved in the relocation, the impact 
on service to the public of the 
proposed relocations, an implementation 
strategy for the proposed plan and the 
costs associated with the 
regionalization of these functions in 
comparison to the savings, if any, 
accrued from the relocation. 
Subd. 7.  General Support 
     5,250,000      5,343,000
              Summary by Fund
General               2,104,000     2,123,000
Environmental         2,041,000     2,115,000
Metro Landfill
Contingency               8,000         8,000
Subd. 8.  General Reduction
      (140,000)      (200,000)
Sec. 3.  OFFICE OF WASTE MANAGEMENT   20,783,000     20,525,000
                         1992    1993
Approved Complement -     53      53
General -                 49      49
Environmental -            3       3
Federal -                  1       1
              Summary by Fund
General              19,936,000    19,678,000
Environmental           847,000       847,000
 $14,008,000 the first year and 
$14,008,000 the second year are for 
SCORE block grants to counties. 
 $250,000 the first year is to develop 
markets for mixed municipal solid waste 
compost and to improve model operations 
at existing mixed municipal solid waste 
composting facilities that will improve 
the marketability of the compose 
product.  This appropriation is 
available only as matched by an equal 
amount of private money.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium. 
 The director, in cooperation with the 
pollution control agency and the 
legislative commission on waste 
management shall study mechanisms for 
assessing the costs of waste disposal 
to the source of particular types of 
waste based on the impact that the 
particular waste has on the waste 
stream and the environment.  The study 
should develop recommendations for a 
fee structure and identify the costs 
associated with implementing a fee 
structure for disposal based on the 
type of waste being disposed.  A report 
shall be submitted to the legislative 
commission on waste management for 
consideration by January 1992. 
Sec. 4.  ZOOLOGICAL BOARD              8,971,000      8,826,000
                         1992    1993
Approved Complement -     159     159
General -                 141     141
Special Revenue -          15      15
Gift -                      3       3
 $125,000 in the first year is for major 
maintenance.  In addition, any revenue 
received from the proposed bird 
amphitheater admissions sales during 
fiscal year 1993, beyond the first 
$400,000 in revenue from this 
particular revenue source is available 
for use by the board for major 
maintenance until expended. 
Sec. 5.  NATURAL RESOURCES 
Subdivision 1.  Total  
Appropriation                        147,088,000    146,384,000
                         1992    1993
Agency Approved -
Full-Time Equivalency     2,721   2,721
              Summary by Fund
General              78,302,000    77,682,000
Game and Fish        49,609,000    50,733,000 
Natural Resources    18,612,000    17,334,000 
Permanent School        565,000       635,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
 Of the total amount appropriated to the 
commissioner by this act, no more than 
$99,500,000 the first year and 
$99,000,000 the second year may be used 
for salary related expenses unless 
adjusted in accordance with the 
provisions of Minnesota Statutes, 
section 16A.123, subdivision 5. 
Subd. 2.  Mineral Resources Management
     5,295,000      5,272,000
 $325,000 the first year and $325,000 
the second year are for iron ore 
cooperative research, of which $200,000 
the first year and $200,000 the second 
year are available only as matched by 
$1 of nonstate money for each $1 of 
state money.  Any unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year does not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year. 
 $844,000 the first year and $826,000 
the second year are for mineral 
diversification.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
does not cancel but is available for 
the second year.  The commissioner is 
authorized one position in the 
unclassified service for minerals 
diversification.  
Subd. 3.  Water Resources Management
     8,641,000      7,965,000
              Summary by Fund
General               8,544,000     7,866,000
Natural Resources        97,000        99,000
 $1,107,000 the first year and 
$1,106,000 the second year are 
available for shoreland management 
grants to include $85,000 each year of 
the biennium for a grant to the North 
Shore Management Board.  Pursuant to 
existing law and department rules, the 
metropolitan area shall be considered 
in distribution of these funds.  The 
unencumbered balance at the end of the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year. 
 $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
second year is to conduct the stream 
maintenance program under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 103G.701.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium. 
 $10,000 the first year is available for 
stream stabilization on the Snake 
River. * (The preceding sentence 
beginning "$10,000" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
 $135,000 of this appropriation in the 
first year is from the general fund for 
a loan to the city of Fridley for the 
purpose of reconstructing the Locke 
Lake dam pursuant to Minnesota 
Statutes, section 103G.511, subdivision 
10.  Notwithstanding Minnesota 
Statutes, section 103G.511, subdivision 
10, clause (e), principal and interest 
payments received by the commissioner 
of finance in repayment of the loan 
shall be deposited in the general fund. 
 $150,000 of this appropriation is for a 
grant to the city of Fridley for the 
purpose of reconstructing the Locke 
Lake dam. 
Subd. 4.  Forest Management 
    23,155,000     23,311,000
 $750,000 the first year and $750,000 
the second year are for emergency fire 
fighting.  Of this amount, $500,000 the 
first year and $550,000 the second year 
are for presuppression costs of 
emergency fire fighting and are not 
subject to transfer.  If the 
appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  If 
these appropriations are insufficient 
to cover all costs of suppression, the 
amount necessary to pay for emergency 
firefighting expenses during the 
biennium is appropriated from the 
general fund.  
 $343,000 the first year and $343,000 
the second year are for grants to the 
University of Minnesota College of 
Natural Resources.  $147,000 of this 
amount each year is for hybrid aspen 
and hybrid larch research and 
development at the North Central 
Experiment Station at Grand Rapids.  
$196,000 of this amount each year is 
for the paper science and recycling 
program. 
 $120,000 the first year and $120,000 
the second year from the general fund 
under Minnesota Statutes, section 
89.04, are for grants to the board of 
water and soil resources for 
cost-sharing with landowners in the 
state forest improvement program.  This 
appropriation is not subject to any 
budget reductions made in the agency.  
 $385,000 from the forest nursery 
account in the special revenue fund may 
be spent for necessary construction at 
Badoura nursery. 
 $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the 
second year are for county forest 
management grants. * (The preceding 
sentence beginning "$25,000" was vetoed 
by the governor.) 
Subd. 5.  Parks and Recreation 
Management 
    19,840,000     19,802,000
              Summary by Fund
General              19,256,000    19,213,000
Natural Resources       584,000       589,000
 $584,000 the first year and $589,000 
the second year are from the water 
recreation account in the natural 
resources fund for state park 
development projects.  If the 
appropriation in either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
 As cash flow permits, $800,000 the 
first year and $350,000 the second year 
are transferred from the state parks 
working capital account in the special 
revenue fund to the general fund and 
are appropriated for state park 
resource management and interpretive 
programs.  No money shall be spent on 
the resource management or interpretive 
programs until all expenses 
attributable to the revenue producing 
program have been covered. 
 The commissioner shall operate pumping 
facilities at Hill Annex Mine state 
park sufficient to maintain a water 
level not to exceed the height of the 
area known as "pocket A" for the 
duration of the biennium to assess the 
pumping and operational costs 
associated with maintaining this water 
level.  The commissioner shall report 
the projected pumping and operational 
costs of maintaining this level to the 
legislature no later than January 1, 
1993. 
 $60,000 and three full-time equivalent 
positions the first year and $60,000 
and three full-time equivalent 
positions the second year are for an 
increase in the state park planning 
effort. 
Subd. 6.  Trails and Waterways 
    10,993,000     11,095,000
              Summary by Fund
General               1,229,000     1,227,000
Game and Fish           750,000       770,000
Natural Resources     9,014,000     9,098,000
 $2,248,000 the first year and 
$2,248,000 the second year are from the 
snowmobile trails and enforcement 
account in the natural resources fund 
for snowmobile grants-in-aid. 
 $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
the second year are from the water 
recreation account in the natural 
resources fund for a safe harbor 
program on Lake Superior.  Any 
unencumbered balance at the end of the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year.  
 The commissioner shall submit 
recommendations to the legislature 
before January 1, 1992, concerning the 
snowmobile account, its continuing 
viability, and the grants made to local 
governments from the snowmobile account 
for grants-in-aid trail operations and 
maintenance equipment.  The 
recommendations should address, at a 
minimum, ways to ensure funding for 
trail-grooming equipment and the 
appropriateness of the present formula 
dedicating a share of the unrefunded 
gas tax to the snowmobile account. 
Subd. 7.  Fish and Wildlife Management
    35,653,000     36,323,000
              Summary by Fund
General               2,770,000     2,763,000
Game and Fish        31,078,000    31,707,000
Natural Resources     1,805,000     1,853,000
 $874,000 in the first year and $874,000 
the second year are appropriated from 
the game and fish fund for payments to 
counties in lieu of taxes on acquired 
wildlife lands and is not subject to 
transfer. 
 $1,367,000 the first year and 
$1,404,000 the second year are from the 
nongame wildlife management account in 
the natural resources fund for the 
purpose of nongame wildlife 
management.  Any unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year does not 
cancel but is available the second 
year.  The commissioner of natural 
resources shall submit to the 
legislature by January 15, 1992, a 
budget request to spend any excess 
receipts from the nongame checkoff. 
 $130,000 the first year and $130,000 
the second year are for deer and bear 
management to include emergency deer 
feeding.  If the appropriation for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available.  
 $175,000 and three full-time equivalent 
positions each year is from the game 
and fish fund for an additional deer 
habitat improvement program and shall 
not be considered as part of the budget 
base for the 1994-1995 biennium. 
 $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year are from the game and 
fish fund for special hunt 
opportunities.  
 $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
second year are from the game and fish 
fund to coordinate the North American 
waterfowl management plan.  
 $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year are from the game and 
fish fund for accelerated wild turkey 
management.  
 $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
the second year are from the game and 
fish fund for lake and stream 
management.  
 $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
second year are from the game and fish 
fund for an accelerated wildlife lakes 
survey.  
 $120,000 the first year is from the 
game and fish fund for the Heron Lake 
and Swan Lake projects.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium. 
 $140,000 each year is appropriated from 
the game and fish fund for the aquatic 
education program.  One-half of the 
funds expended must be in the 
seven-county metropolitan area. 
 $1,651,000 the first year and 
$1,644,000 the second year are for the 
reinvest in Minnesota programs of game 
and fish, critical habitat, and 
wetlands, established under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 84.95, subdivision 
2.  Any unencumbered balance for the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for use the second year. 
 The commissioner, in cooperation with 
the commissioner of agriculture shall 
study and make recommendations to the 
legislature by January 1, 1993, for a 
program for providing assistance to 
farmers for crop damage caused by wild 
animals. 
 The commissioner may not allow a 
shooting range to be constructed at the 
Carlos Avery Wildlife Management area 
unless a proposal is submitted to the 
legislature for approval. 
Subd. 8.  Enforcement 
    14,349,000     14,616,000
              Summary by Fund
General               2,226,000     2,220,000
Game and Fish         9,556,000     9,800,000
Natural Resources     2,567,000     2,596,000
 $1,125,000 the first year and 
$1,125,000 the second year are from the 
water recreation account in the natural 
resources fund for grants to counties 
for boat and water safety. 
 The commissioner shall evaluate the 
number of metropolitan conservation 
officer stations in relation to the 
population and need in the metropolitan 
area and make recommendations to the 
legislature for appropriate 
readjustment of assignments by January 
1, 1992. 
Subd. 9.  Field Operations Support
    12,136,000     10,863,000
              Summary by Fund
General               5,145,000     5,168,000
Game and Fish         4,511,000     4,636,000
Natural Resources     1,915,000       424,000
Permanent School        565,000       635,000
 $565,000 the first year and $667,000 
the second year are for land sale costs 
under Minnesota Statutes, section 
92.67, subdivision 3.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
does not cancel and is available for 
the second year. 
 Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
the appropriation under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 92.46, subdivision 1, 
paragraph (d), in the first year does 
not cancel and is available for the 
second year. 
 $1,500,000 for the biennium is from the 
land acquisition account in the natural 
resources fund and is for acquisition 
costs associated with Tettegouche state 
park, Glendalough state park, and other 
state park in-holdings.  This 
appropriation is available in either 
year of the biennium. 
Subd. 10.  Regional Operations Support
     5,121,000      5,136,000
              Summary by Fund
General               3,984,000     3,969,000
Game and Fish           888,000       913,000
Natural Resources       249,000       254,000
Subd. 11.  Special Services and 
Programs 
     5,853,000      5,881,000
              Summary by Fund
General               4,558,000     4,559,000
Game and Fish           482,000       494,000
Natural Resources       813,000       828,000
 $103,000 the first year and $103,000 
the second year are for a grant to the 
Mississippi headwaters board for up to 
50 percent of the cost of implementing 
the comprehensive plan for the upper 
Mississippi within areas under its 
jurisdiction.  
 $17,000 the first year and $17,000 the 
second year are for payment to the 
Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to 
implement their portion of the 
comprehensive plan for the upper 
Mississippi.  
 Notwithstanding any other law to the 
contrary, any reductions in the 
department of natural resources' agency 
operating budget or reductions in 
agency program efforts prompted by 
specific legislative action or economic 
conditions during the biennium shall 
not be applied against the budget for 
the Minnesota Conservation Corps.  
Should the need arise, the commissioner 
shall reallocate resources within the 
department to ensure that the corps is 
maintained at no less than the same 
level of effort as accomplished during 
the 1990-1991 biennium. 
 The commissioner of the department of 
natural resources shall have the 
authority to contract with and make 
grants to nonprofit agencies to carry 
out the purposes, plans, and programs 
of the office of youth programs, 
Minnesota conservation corps. 
Subd. 12.  Administrative Management 
Services 
     6,552,000      6,640,000
              Summary by Fund
General               2,640,000     2,634,000
Game and Fish         2,344,000     2,413,000
Natural Resources     1,568,000     1,593,000
 The commissioners of natural resources, 
public safety, and employee relations 
shall assess the effectiveness of the 
critical stress debriefing unit and the 
appropriateness of its current 
organizational placement.  They shall 
report their findings and 
recommendations to the legislature by 
February 15, 1992. 
Subd. 13.  General Reduction 
     ($500,000)     ($520,000)
Sec. 6.  BOARD OF WATER AND 
SOIL RESOURCES                         8,076,000      8,020,000
                         1992    1993
Approved Complement -     36      36
General -                 34      34
Federal -                  2       2
 $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the 
second year are for the International 
Water Coalition. 
 $849,000 the first year and $849,000 
the second year are for general purpose 
grants to soil and water conservation 
districts, including conservation 
tillage and review and comment on water 
permits.  Upon approval of the board, 
expenditures may be made from these 
appropriations for supplies and 
services benefiting soil and water 
conservation districts.  
 $1,461,000 the first year and 
$1,461,000 the second year are for 
grants to soil and water conservation 
districts for cost-sharing contracts 
for erosion control and water quality 
management.  This appropriation is 
available until expended.  
 $159,000 the first year and $159,000 
the second year are for grants-in-aid 
to soil and water conservation 
districts and local units of government 
to assist them in solving sediment and 
erosion control problems.  Grants must 
not exceed 50 percent of total project 
costs or 50 percent of the local share 
if federal money is used.  Priority 
must be given to projects designed to 
solve lakeshore, stream bank, and 
roadside erosion and to projects 
eligible for federal matching money.  
 $189,000 the first year and $189,000 
the second year are for grants to 
watershed districts and other local 
units of government in the southern 
Minnesota river basin study area 2 for 
flood plain management.  
 $900,000 the first year and $900,000 
the second year are for technical 
services and implementation of the 
conservation reserve program.  Of this 
appropriation, $750,000 the first year 
and $750,000 the second year must be 
distributed to soil and water 
conservation districts. 
 $2,435,000 the first year and 
$2,535,000 the second year are for 
comprehensive local water planning. 
 $200,000 the first year is for a pilot 
project for a statewide abandoned well 
inventory.  The board shall select 
counties for inclusion in this pilot 
that are representative of geographic, 
hydrological, geologic, and demographic 
areas of the state.  The pilot will 
include an effort to identify the 
locations of abandoned wells in the 
selected counties and an analysis of 
the costs and an evaluation of the need 
for a statewide inventory of abandoned 
wells.  The board shall submit a report 
to the legislature with its findings 
and recommendations by December 1, 1992.
Any unencumbered balance at the end of 
the first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year. 
 Any unencumbered balance in the board's 
program of grants to soil and water 
conservation districts and counties 
does not cancel at the end of the first 
year and is available for the second 
year for the same grant program. 
Sec. 7.  AGRICULTURE 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                        $13,023,000    $12,855,000
                         1992    1993
Approved Complement -     537     537
General -                 218     218
Environmental -             2       2
Special/Revolving -       293     293
Federal -                  24      24
              Summary by Fund
General              12,708,000    12,540,000
Environmental           130,000       130,000
Special Revenue         185,000       185,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Protection Service 
     5,264,000      5,254,000
              Summary by Fund
General               5,134,000     5,124,000
Environmental           130,000       130,000
 $130,000 the first year and $130,000 
the second year are from the 
environmental response, compensation, 
and compliance account in the 
environmental fund. 
Subd. 3.  Promotion and Marketing 
       753,000        750,000
 $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
second year are for transfer to the 
Minnesota grown matching account which 
may be used as grants for Minnesota 
grown promotion. 
Subd. 4.  Family Farm Services 
     1,318,000      1,318,000
 $629,000 the first year and $629,000 
the second year are for family farm 
security interest payment adjustments.  
If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  During 
the biennium, such sums that are not 
needed for interest payment adjustments 
are available for farm crisis 
assistance.  No new loans may be 
approved in fiscal year 1992 or 1993.  
 $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
the second year are appropriated to the 
commissioner to manage the existing 
family farm advocacy program.  The 
commissioner shall target these funds 
to areas of the state with the greatest 
amount of farm stress. 
 $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
the second year are for agriculture 
information centers and is only 
available on a dollar for dollar 
nonstate match.  The funds may be 
released at the rate of one dollar for 
each dollar of matching nonstate money 
that is raised.  The commissioner may 
credit in-kind contributions from 
nonstate sources for up to one-half of 
the required nonstate match.  This 
appropriation shall be used to target 
the areas of the state with the 
greatest amount of farm stress and 
shall not be a part of the 1994-1995 
biennial budget base. 
 $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year are for supplemental 
grant funding to the commissioner for 
farm and small business management 
programs through the technical college 
system.  The commissioner is authorized 
to make a supplemental grant or grants 
to the board of technical colleges for 
the instructional materials, 
instructional staff, support staff, and 
tuition assistance costs associated 
with this program not to exceed the 
amount of supplemental funding made 
available.  Any supplemental grants 
that may be made to this program shall 
not be considered as part of the 
1994-1995 budget base for the technical 
college system or the department of 
agriculture. * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "$100,000" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
Subd. 5.  Administrative Support 
and Grants 
     5,688,000      5,533,000
              Summary by Fund
General               5,503,000     5,348,000
Special Revenue         185,000       185,000
 $185,000 the first year and $185,000 
the second year are from the 
commodities research and promotion 
account in the special revenue fund. 
 $80,000 the first year and $80,000 the 
second year are for grants to farmers 
for demonstration projects involving 
sustainable agriculture.  If a project 
cost is more than $25,000, the amount 
above $25,000 must be cost-shared at a 
state-applicant ratio of one to one.  
Priorities must be given for projects 
involving multiple parties.  Up to 
$20,000 each year may be used for 
dissemination of information about the 
demonstration grant projects.  If the 
appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other is available. 
 The unexpended balance appropriated for 
grants to farmers for demonstration 
projects involving sustainable 
agriculture in Laws 1989, chapter 269, 
section 7, subdivision 5, does not 
cancel and is reappropriated to the 
commissioner and added to other 
appropriations for the biennium ending 
June 30, 1993, to carry out such 
demonstrations to be used in either 
year of the biennium. 
 $70,000 the first year and $70,000 the 
second year are for the Northern Crops 
Institute.  These appropriations may be 
spent to purchase equipment and are 
available until spent.  
 $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the 
second year are for payment of claims 
relating to livestock damaged by 
endangered animal species.  If the 
appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
 $80,000 the first year and $80,000 the 
second year are for the seaway port 
authority of Duluth. 
 $10,000 the first year is for payment 
of claims relating to agricultural 
crops damaged by elk and is available 
until June 30, 1993. 
 $19,000 the first year and $19,000 the 
second year is for a grant to the 
Minnesota livestock breeder's 
association. 
 $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year are for a base 
adjustment to grants to the state 
agricultural society to be spent as 
grants to county agricultural societies 
for premiums for county fair 
competitions in arts and crafts.  This 
appropriation must be included in the 
1994-1995 biennial budget base. 
 $160,000 the first year is for farm 
safety programs.  $120,000 is for 
payment to instructors in a youth farm 
safety program and $40,000 is for a 
farm safety audit pilot project.  This 
appropriation is available for either 
year of the biennium.  If any amount of 
the appropriation for either program 
remains unencumbered on September 1, 
1992, it becomes available for the 
other program. 
Sec. 8.  BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH        2,085,000      2,080,000
Approved Complement -      37      35
General -                  36      34
Federal -                   1       1
 This appropriation includes $25,000 the 
first year and $25,000 the second year 
for payment of indemnities.  If the 
appropriation for indemnities for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  Indemnities of less 
than $1 must not be paid.  
 $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
the second year are for an integrated 
pseudorabies control and research 
program.  The board of animal health 
must consult with the pseudorabies 
advisory council about how this money 
should be spent.  The appropriation is 
available only as matched, dollar for 
dollar, by money from nonstate sources. 
Sec. 9.  MINNESOTA-WISCONSIN
BOUNDARY AREA COMMISSION                 127,000        127,000
 This appropriation is only available to 
the extent it is matched by an equal 
amount from the state of Wisconsin. 
Sec. 10.  CITIZENS COUNCIL ON 
VOYAGEUR'S NATIONAL PARK                  80,000         80,000
Sec. 11.  SCIENCE MUSEUM 
OF MINNESOTA                           1,138,000      1,138,000
 Upon completion of its national tour, 
the Science Museum of Minnesota shall 
donate free of charge the "Wolves and 
Humans" exhibit to the International 
Wolf Center for permanent housing.  In 
the event that the construction 
necessary to display the exhibit at the 
International Wolf Center is not 
completed at the time that the tour 
concludes, the Science Museum of 
Minnesota shall provide space until the 
International Wolf Center is prepared 
to display the exhibit. 
Sec. 12.  MINNESOTA ACADEMY 
OF SCIENCE                                32,000         36,000
Sec. 13.  MINNESOTA HORTICULTURAL 
SOCIETY                                   71,500         71,500
 $3,500 the first year and $3,500 the 
second year are to increase the amount 
of color used in printing the Minnesota 
Horticulturist. 
Sec. 14.  MINNESOTA RESOURCES
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                         34,994,000
     Summary by Fund 
Minnesota Future Resources Fund 
     16,534,000
Minnesota Environment and Natural 
Resources Trust Fund  
     14,960,000
Oil Overcharge Money in the Special 
Revenue Fund   
      3,500,000
The appropriations in this section are 
from the Minnesota future resources 
fund, unless another fund is named. 
 The appropriations in this section are 
available until June 30, 1993.  
Subd. 2.  Legislative Commission on 
Minnesota Resources                      850,000
 For the biennium ending June 30, 1993, 
the commission shall monitor the 
programs in this section; assess the 
status of the state's natural 
resources; convene a state resource 
congress; establish priorities for, 
request, review, and recommend programs 
for the 1993-1995 biennium from the 
Minnesota future resources fund, 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund, and oil 
overcharge money, and for support of 
the Citizen Advisory Committee 
activities.  
Subd. 3.  Recreation
(a) Off-highway Vehicle 
Recreation Area                           75,000 
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
conduct a study in cooperation with the 
Minnesota 4-WD Association on the 
feasibility of an off-highway vehicle 
recreation area. 
(b) Superior Hiking Trail                400,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources for 
planning and administrative assistance 
and a grant to the Superior Hiking 
Trail Association for planning, 
development, and limited use of 
easement acquisition.  The use of 
conservation corps resources is 
strongly encouraged.  Up to $80,000 is 
available to the commissioner for 
planning and administrative 
assistance.  Available federal and 
private money is appropriated. 
(c) Local Rivers Planning                400,000 
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources for 
grants of up to two-thirds of the cost 
to counties, or groups of counties 
acting pursuant to joint powers 
agreement, to develop comprehensive 
plans for the management and protection 
of up to eight rivers in northern and 
central Minnesota.  The commissioner of 
natural resources shall include in the 
work plan for review and approval by 
the legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources a proposed list of rivers and 
a planning process developed by 
consensus of the affected counties.  
All plans must meet or exceed the 
requirements of state shoreland and 
floodplain laws. 
(d) Access to Lakes and Rivers         1,000,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
provide boat access to major recreation 
lakes and rivers and to construct 
fishing piers in accordance with 
established priorities, inventory, map, 
and construct shore access sites in the 
metropolitan area.  
(e) Land and Water Resource Management, 
Lower St. Croix Riverway                 360,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources for a 
grant to the Minnesota-Wisconsin 
Boundary Area Commission to develop a 
management strategy, improved technical 
capability, and sustained local 
government and landowner stewardship on 
the jointly managed lower St. Croix.  
(f) Mississippi River Valley 
Blufflands Initiative                    150,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
assist local units of government to 
develop the tools necessary to protect 
the outstanding scenic and biological 
resources of the blufflands of the 
Mississippi Valley in Goodhue, Wabasha, 
Winona, and Houston counties. 
(g) Reclamation of Recreation Systems 
and Environmental Resources              200,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, College of Architecture 
and Landscape Architecture, to 
investigate urban design strategies for 
enhancing recreational amenities in 
suburban areas.  The investigation 
shall be done in cooperation with the 
metropolitan council.  The legislative 
commission on Minnesota resources may 
convene a steering committee to ensure 
coordination and practical results. 
(h) Preservation of Historic 
Shipwrecks, Lake Superior                100,000
 $80,000 is to the Minnesota historical 
society to investigate the historic 
significance of shipwrecks on the North 
Shore of Lake Superior in accordance 
with priorities for placement on the 
National Register of Historic Places; 
to develop preservation plans to 
implement the federal Abandoned 
Shipwrecks Act; and to conduct a survey 
of the underwater resources in the 
vicinity of Split Rock Lighthouse.  
 $20,000 is to the commissioner of 
natural resources to develop facilities 
at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park for 
diver access. 
(i) Land and Water Conservation 
Fund Administration                       84,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources for 
administration of the federal land and 
water conservation program and other 
grant administration activities 
assigned to the commissioner in this 
section. 
(j) Historic Records Database - 
Final Phase                              180,000
 This appropriation is to the Minnesota 
historical society to automate and make 
widely accessible the society's 
collections. 
(k) Fur Trade Research and Planning      250,000
 This appropriation is to the Minnesota 
historical society to plan and design 
the visitor center at the Northwest 
Company Fur Post Historic Site, and for 
site improvements at that site.  No 
more than $100,000 may be spent for 
site improvements.  
(l) Mystery Cave Resource   
Evaluation                               150,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
perform a resource inventory and study 
of Mystery Cave to include groundwater, 
cave meteorology, geology, and biology 
as part of the park plan.  
 (c) Rails-to-Trails Acquisition and 
Development                        1,000,000 
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources for 
acquisition and development of trails 
in accordance with established 
priorities. 
Subd. 4.  Water 
(a) Stream and Watershed 
Information System                       200,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of state planning to 
develop an integrated system of 
information relating to streams, 
watersheds, and retrieval and analysis 
tools. 
(b) South Central Minnesota Surface 
Water Resource Atlases and Data Base     300,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources for a 
grant to Mankato State University for 
development of surface hydrology 
atlases and data base in both hard and 
electronic format for the 13 counties 
of south central Minnesota. 
(c) Minnesota River Basin Water 
Quality Monitoring                       700,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of the pollution control 
agency.  This is the final two years of 
a multiagency four-year effort to 
identify the sources of nonpoint 
pollution threatening the water quality 
and uses of the Minnesota River. The 
results will be used to direct state 
and local implementation programs.  
Federal matching money is appropriated. 
(d) Waterwatch - Citizen Monitoring
and Protection Program                   272,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of the pollution control 
agency to encourage and coordinate 
citizen and student volunteer 
monitoring of water quality and 
biological indicators for Minnesota's 
lakes and streams.  
(e) Bioremedial Technology for 
Groundwater                               96,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Department of Civil and 
Mineral Engineering, for a pilot 
demonstration of technology for in situ 
biodegradation of organic pollutants in 
groundwater. 
(f) County Geologic Atlas and 
Groundwater Sensitivity Mapping        1,400,000
 $800,000 is from the Minnesota 
environment and natural resources trust 
fund to the University of Minnesota, 
Minnesota Geologic Survey, to expand 
production of county geologic atlases 
and create a new atlas services office. 
 $600,000 is from the Minnesota 
environment and natural resources trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources for groundwater sensitivity 
mapping.  
(g) Aquifer Analyses in southeast 
Minnesota                                 73,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources for a 
grant to Winona State University to 
perform aquifer tests in southeast 
Minnesota in order to determine aquifer 
characteristics, surface-subsurface 
groundwater interaction, and aquifer 
interaction.  
(h) Clean Water Partnership Grants 
to Local Units of Government             700,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of the pollution control 
agency for Clean Water Partnership 
grants under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 115.096.  In addition to the 
required work program, grants may not 
be approved until grant proposals have 
been submitted to the legislative 
commission on Minnesota resources and 
the commission has either made a 
recommendation or allowed 30 days to 
pass without making a recommendation. 
(i) Cannon River Watershed Grants         60,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the board of 
water and soil resources to provide 
research and demonstration grants to 
counties consistent with the 
comprehensive local water management 
program under Minnesota Statutes, 
chapter 110B, as part of the Cannon 
River watershed protection program.  
(j) Mitigating Mercury in Northeast 
Minnesota Lakes                          300,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of the pollution control 
agency to investigate how to mitigate 
the damage caused by the presence of 
mercury in northeast Minnesota lakes. 
(k) Development and Application of 
Aeration Technologies                    148,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls 
Hydraulic Laboratory, to study how to 
optimize membrane aeration and the 
hydraulic design of bypass type aerator 
systems. 
(l) Lake Superior Initiative - Institute 
for Research                             400,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Graduate School, to 
establish an institute for Lake 
Superior Research that would develop a 
strong multifaceted research effort.  
(m) Lake Mille Lacs Public Land 
Use Plan                                  20,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
plan for shoreline management of 
publicly-owned lands around Lake Mille 
Lacs.  
(n) Ecological Evaluation of 
Year-Round Aeration                      100,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
collect baseline data on aerated and 
nonaerated lakes and determine 
ecological impacts of aeration. 
(o) Erosion Control Cost-Sharing         250,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the board of 
water and soil resources to share in 
the cost of conservation practices to 
control soil erosion and protect water 
quality, including water quality 
practices that divert water from 
sinkholes, under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 103C.501. 
(p) Well Sealing Cost-Share Grants       750,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the board of 
water and soil resources to make grants 
to counties for sharing the cost of 
sealing wells under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 103I.331. 
Subd. 5.  Education 
(a) Environmental Education Program      790,000
 $400,000 is from the Minnesota 
environment and natural resources trust 
fund to the commissioner of education 
to develop and implement model K-12 
environmental education curriculum 
integration.  This program will 
incorporate ongoing models of other 
deliverers of environmental education. 
 $30,000 is from the Minnesota 
environment and natural resources trust 
fund to the commissioner of education 
for a grant to the Minnesota Community 
Education Association to incorporate 
environmental education into the 
community education system.  
 $60,000 is from the Minnesota 
environment and natural resources trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to complete a long-term plan 
for the development and coordination of 
environmental learning centers.  
 $85,000 is from the Minnesota 
environment and natural resources trust 
fund to the commissioner of state 
planning for a grant to the Audubon 
Center of the Northwoods for an 
assessment of environmental learning 
center programs and services.  
 $215,000 is from the Minnesota 
environment and natural resources trust 
fund to the commissioner of state 
planning to develop a statewide 
environmental education plan.  The 
statewide plan will integrate the 
plans, strategies, and policies of the 
department of education, post-secondary 
institutions, the department of natural 
resources, and other deliverers of 
environmental education. 
(b) Teacher Training for Environmental 
Education                                  5,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of education for a grant 
to the St. Paul Chapter of the National 
Audubon Society for scholarships for 
the training of teachers in 
environmental education integration.  
(c) Video Education Research and 
Demonstration Project                    100,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of education for a grant 
to Twin Cities Public Television to 
develop a video education demonstration 
project and a model for a statewide 
video environmental education 
communication network.  
(d) Integrated Resource Management 
Education and Training Program           300,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
provide training and internship 
programs in natural resource management.
(e) Continuing Education in 
Outdoor Recreation for Natural 
Resource Managers                        125,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Department of Forest 
Resources, to develop and implement an 
outdoor recreation short course for 
natural resource planners and managers 
with outdoor recreation 
responsibilities. 
(f) Environmental Exhibits 
Collaborative                            400,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the Science 
Museum of Minnesota to establish a 
statewide collaborative to share and 
create traveling water-related exhibits 
and programs for schools and family 
groups at different sites. 
(g) Upper Mississippi River 
Environmental Education Center           600,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources for a 
grant to the city of Winona to develop 
detailed architectural designs 
necessary to obtain federal 
construction funding for an Upper 
Mississippi River Environmental 
Education Center.  This appropriation 
is contingent upon federal commitment 
of at least $6,000,000 for construction 
and for future operation and 
maintenance. 
(h) Urban Rangers Program                100,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of education for a grant 
to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation 
Board to develop an urban environmental 
curriculum for elementary students and 
families conducted at 44 city 
recreation centers. 
(i) Crosby Farm Park Nature Program       85,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of education for a grant 
to the city of St. Paul to institute a 
nature study program at Crosby Farm 
Park to introduce inner city residents 
and minorities to learning 
opportunities concerning natural 
resources and how to conserve and 
protect those resources.  
(j) Youth in Natural Resources           250,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
develop a career exploration program 
for minority youths and to test their 
vocational interests, skills, and 
aptitudes.  
(k) Environmental Education for 
Handicapped                              130,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of education for a grant 
to Vinland National Center to develop a 
program model in environmental 
education, including education of 
persons with disabilities, and to teach 
the model to educators, 
environmentalists, and the disability 
community. 
Subd. 6.  Agriculture 
(a) Biological Control of Pests          650,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of agriculture to collect 
and identify potential biological 
control agents, and to develop and test 
biological control agents for a variety 
of pests.  A grant request to 
supplement this appropriation must be 
submitted to the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture and the results reported to 
the legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources. 
(b) Review Levels of Pesticides 
at Spill Sites                           300,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of agriculture for a 
literature search and publication of 
remediation technologies for pesticide 
spills, laboratory research on the fate 
of elevated levels of pesticides in 
soil, and evaluation of bioremediation 
techniques.  
(c) Effective Nitrogen and Water  
Management for Sensitive Areas           300,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of agriculture to provide 
an integrated research information base 
on risks of groundwater pollution 
involved in nitrogen and water 
management for crop production. 
(d) Conservation Reserve Easements       600,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the board of 
water and soil resources to acquire 
perpetual easements on wetlands and to 
acquire perpetual easements under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, 
subdivision 3, with priority for 
wetland areas, to enhance wildlife 
habitat, control erosion, and improve 
water quality.  
(e) Native Grass and Wildflower Seed     130,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of agriculture in 
cooperation with the commissioner of 
natural resources to develop the 
varietal, cultural, and market 
information necessary to encourage 
expanded commercial production of 
Minnesota origin native wildflower and 
grass seed.  
(f) Community Gardening Program          110,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Minnesota Extension 
Service, in cooperation with the 
Minnesota State Horticultural Society 
and the Self Reliance Center to provide 
gardening information and technical 
assistance in metropolitan and 
nonmetropolitan areas.  
Subd. 7.  Forestry 
(a) Minnesota Old-Growth Forests - 
Character and Identification             150,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
develop quantitative, structural 
definitions of Minnesota old-growth 
forest types, examine the importance of 
old growth as sensitive habitat, and 
evaluate old-growth forest stands that 
are identified as the department of 
natural resources old-growth guidelines 
are implemented. 
(b) Nutrient Cycling and Tree 
Species Suitability                      220,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Department of Forest 
Resources, to assess the role of 
nutrient cycling and associated 
management practices for sustainability 
of Minnesota's forest resources under 
scenarios of increased harvesting and 
atmospheric change. 
(c) State Forest Land Acquisition        500,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
acquire lands in the highest priority 
purchase compartments in the R. J. 
Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest. 
(d) Regeneration and Management of 
Minnesota's Oak Forests                  225,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Minnesota Extension 
Service, for research and education in 
oak regeneration and management.  
(e) Private Forest Management 
for Oak Regeneration                     200,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
increase technical assistance to 
private forest landowners in southern 
Minnesota for oak regeneration. 
(f) Aspen Hybrids and New Tissue  
Culture Techniques                        70,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Department of Forest 
Resources, to research tissue cultured 
aspen and hybrid aspen clones. 
(g) Aspen Decay Models for Mature 
Aspen Stands                              85,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
contract with Koochiching county and 
the University of Minnesota, College of 
Natural Resources, to develop models 
for aspen decay in mature aspen stands. 
(h) Generic Environmental Impact
Statement                                400,000
 This appropriation is from the 
environment and natural resources trust 
fund to the Environmental Quality Board 
for preparation of a generic 
environmental impact statement. 
Subd. 8.  Fisheries 
(a) Pilot Fish Pond Complex - Fisheries 
Development and Education                250,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources for a 
grant to the Leech Lake Band of 
Chippewa Indians to develop fish ponds 
for production of sportfish and 
baitfish. 
(b) Aquaculture Facility Purchase and 
Development and Genetic Gamefish 
Growth Studies                         1,200,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, College of Natural 
Resources, to acquire and develop an 
aquaculture facility and to continue 
research on genetically engineered 
gamefish.  
(c) Cooperative Urban Aquatic 
Education Program                        340,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
expand urban fishing opportunities and 
awareness.  
(d) Catch and Release Program             35,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
accelerate the catch and release 
portion of the CORE program for 
matching grants to local anglers clubs 
for promotion of catch and release 
statewide.  The work must be done in 
cooperation with the Minnesota 
Sportfishing Congress and other 
interested groups. 
(e) Metropolitan Lakes Fishing   
Opportunities                             75,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
study metropolitan area lakes to 
determine if recreational fishing 
opportunities are being maximized.  The 
study must be done in cooperation with 
the Minnesota Sportfishing Congress and 
other interested groups. 
(f) Lake Minnetonka Bass Tracking         85,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
study the impacts of bass fishing 
contests.  The study must be done in 
cooperation with the Minnesota 
Sportfishing Congress and other 
interested groups.  
(g) Stocking Survey                       35,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
survey organizations to determine the 
level of interest in public and private 
fish stocking activities.  The survey 
must be done in cooperation with the 
Minnesota Sportfishing Congress and 
other interested groups. 
Subd. 9.  Wildlife 
(a) Insecticide Impact on Wetland 
and Upland Wildlife                      650,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
research the effect of insecticides on 
wetland and upland wildlife and 
habitats. 
(b) Biological Control of 
Eurasian Water Milfoil                   100,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
continue a cooperative research program 
between the department of natural 
resources, Freshwater Foundation, and 
the University of Minnesota leading to 
biological control of Eurasian water 
milfoil.  This appropriation must be 
matched by $200,000 from the Freshwater 
Foundation. 
(c) Microbial and Genetic Strategies 
for Mosquito Control                     150,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, 
to enhance mosquito control by 
development of microbial agents that 
are environmentally safe and specific 
for mosquitoes. 
(d) Minnesota County Biological 
Survey                                 1,000,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
continue the biological survey in 
Minnesota counties previously funded by 
Laws 1989, chapter 335, article 1, 
section 29, subdivision 3, item (t). 
(e) Data Base for Plants of Minnesota    130,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the University 
of Minnesota to computerize the data 
base for Minnesota plants, including 
precise information on the 
distribution, ecology, history, and 
management of each species. 
(f) Aquatic Invertebrate Assessment 
Archive                                  130,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of the pollution control 
agency, in cooperation with the Science 
Museum of Minnesota, to continue work 
on a record system for aquatic 
invertebrates and assign pollution 
tolerance values and to develop an 
information system for the zebra mussel.
(g) Wetlands Forum                        40,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
improve communication and information 
exchange regarding wetlands in the 
metropolitan area.  This appropriation 
must be matched by $40,000 from the 
Freshwater Foundation. 
(h) Easement Acquisition on 
Restored Wetlands                        400,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the board of 
water and soil resources for a pilot 
program to acquire permanent 
conservation easements on federally 
restored or enhanced wetlands and 
adjacent lands in cooperation with the 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service 
and the Izaak Walton League. 
(i) Swan and Heron Lake Area 
Projects                               1,000,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources.  
First priority is for acquisition that 
qualifies for federal match.  Second 
priority is for land management 
activities.  Federal and other matching 
money is appropriated.  Any full-time 
equivalent positions associated with 
this appropriation are for land 
acquisition work.  
(j) Wildlife Oriented Recreation 
Facilities at Sandstone Unit National 
Wildlife Refuge                            9,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
contract with Rice Lake National 
Wildlife Refuge for recreation facility 
development and access at the Sandstone 
Unit of Rice Lake National Wildlife 
Refuge. 
(k) Acquisition and Development of 
Scientific and Natural Areas             300,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
acquire and develop scientific and 
natural area sites consistent with the 
state scientific and natural areas plan.
(l) Black Bear Research in East 
Central Minnesota                        100,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Bell Museum of Natural 
History, to develop landscape ecology 
concepts and better understand the 
problem of bear damage to crops. 
(m) Partnership for Accelerated 
Wild Turkey Management                    50,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
increase wild turkey stocking.  This 
appropriation must be matched by 
$50,000 from the National Wild Turkey 
Federation. 
(n) Restore Thomas Sadler Roberts 
Bird Sanctuary                            50,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources for a 
grant to the Minneapolis Park and 
Recreation Board to restore and improve 
public access to the Thomas Sadler 
Roberts Bird Sanctuary.  This 
appropriation must be matched by 
$50,000 of local money. 
(o) Changes in Ecosystem on 
Biodiversity of Forest Birds             300,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
monitor forest songbird populations and 
to develop geographic information 
system tools to correlate forest bird 
populations with dynamics of the forest 
landscape.  This appropriation must be 
matched by $200,000 from a combination 
of nonstate funds and the state nongame 
wildlife program. 
(p) Establish Northern Raptors 
Rehabilitation and Education Facility     75,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Raptor Center, to 
establish a raptor rehabilitation and 
release facility at the Audubon Center 
of the Northwoods. 
(q) Effect of Avian Flu Virus in 
Mallard Ducks                             16,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Department of Veterinary 
Pathobiology, to research the effects 
of Avian influenza on Mallard ducks. 
Subd. 10.  Land 
(a) Base Maps for 1990s                1,900,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of state planning to 
provide the state match for a federal 
program to complete a major portion of 
the statewide air photo and base map 
coverage.  The federal share is 
appropriated. 
(b) Accelerated Soil Survey            1,270,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Agriculture Experiment 
Station, to complete the soil survey in 
counties under contract as of July 1, 
1988.  Up to $270,000 is for initiation 
of a survey in Koochiching county, 
provided that the county share of the 
cost of the survey shall be one-third 
of the cost, reduced by a percentage 
equal to the percent of land located in 
the county that is owned by the federal 
or state government that exceeds five 
percent, and further adjusted by the 
ratio of the adjusted net tax capacity 
per capita of the county to the 
adjusted net tax capacity per capita of 
the state.  
(c) Statewide National Wetlands 
Inventory, Protected Waters Inventory, 
Watershed Map Digitization               750,000
 This appropriation is from the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
complete the digitization of the 
national wetlands inventory, protected 
water inventory, and watershed 
boundaries. 
(d) Statewide Land Use Update            338,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of state planning for a 
grant to The International Coalition to 
complete a statewide land use update of 
all land and water resources outside 
the Twin City metropolitan area. 
(e) Local Geographic Information 
System Program                           143,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of state planning for a 
grant to The International Coalition to 
expand the applicability and use of 
geographic information by developing 
programs and providing training at the 
local level. 
(f) GIS Control Point Inventory          175,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of state planning to 
produce a statewide inventory of known 
public land survey control points using 
data from all levels of government. 
(g) Land Use and Design Strategies 
to Enhance Environmental Quality         100,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, College of Architecture 
and Landscape Architecture, to develop 
a land use and design concept for 
typical sites on light rail transit and 
freeway systems.  The work must be done 
in consultation with the Metropolitan 
Council and the Regional Transit Board. 
(h) Model Residential Land Use 
Guidelines                               150,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Department of Landscape 
Architecture, to illustrate and 
disseminate residential land 
development guidelines that address a 
broad range of environmental concerns.  
The work must be done in consultation 
with the Metropolitan Council.  The 
legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources may convene a steering 
committee to ensure coordination and 
practical results. 
Subd. 11.  Minerals 
Subsurface Greenstone Belts in 
Southwestern Minnesota                   120,000
 This appropriation is to the University 
of Minnesota, Minnesota Geologic 
Survey, to apply aeromagnetic 
interpretation techniques and test 
drilling to determine greenstone and 
associated mineral potential in 
southwestern Minnesota. 
Subd. 12.  Waste 
(a) Remediation of Soils by 
Co-Composting with Leaves                135,000
 This appropriation is to the office of 
waste management for a grant to the 
Minneapolis Community Development 
Agency to develop a treatment method 
for soils contaminated with 
semivolatile compounds by co-composting 
with leaves. 
(b) Land Spreading of Yard Wastes        100,000
 This appropriation is to the office of 
waste management for a grant to the 
University of Minnesota, Soils Science 
Department, to determine the maximum 
and optimum rates that yard wastes can 
be applied to soils without reducing 
yields or endangering the environment. 
Subd. 13.  Oil Overcharge 
 The appropriations in this subdivision 
are from oil overcharge money, as 
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
4.071, in the special revenue fund. 
(a) Traffic Signal Timing and 
Optimization Program                   1,175,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration for 
transfer to the commissioner of 
transportation.  $125,000 is for 
traffic signal retiming and 
optimization training and $1,050,000 
for a cost share program for signal 
retiming.  $675,000 of the cost share 
program is available only as cash flow 
permits. 
(b) Waste Crumb Rubber in Roadways       100,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration for 
transfer to the commissioner of 
transportation to improve hot-mix 
asphalt pavement performance through 
the use of crumb tire rubber and 
selected polymer additives.  The 
process will use waste tires generated 
in Minnesota.  This appropriation must 
be matched by $100,000 from other 
sources. 
(c) Biodegradable Plastics - Microbial  
and Crop Plant Systems                   150,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration for a 
grant to the University of Minnesota, 
Department of Agronomy and Plant 
Genetics, to genetically engineer yeast 
and crop plants to produce low-cost 
polyhydroxybutyric, a biodegradable 
plastic, to substitute for 
petroleum-based plastics. 
(d) Agricultural Energy Savings 
Information                              150,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration for a 
grant to the Agricultural Utilization 
Research Institute to conduct a series 
of conferences, communication products, 
and intensive workshops in order to 
transfer the results of state-funded 
research to agricultural practitioners. 
(e) Residential Urban Environmental 
Resource Audit                           150,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration for a 
grant to the St. Paul Neighborhood 
Energy Consortium to develop and 
implement neighborhood workshops and 
one-on-one consultations as part of an 
environmental urban resource audit and 
a broad educational campaign. 
(f) Means for Producing Lignin-Based
Plastics                                 100,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration for a 
grant to the University of Minnesota, 
Department of Forest Products, to 
develop means for fabricating 
engineering plastics based upon 
industrial by-product lignins and 
corresponding raw materials from wheat 
straw. 
(g) Cellulose Rayons for 
Packaging                                150,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration for a 
grant to Bemidji State University, 
Center for Environmental Studies, to 
research and develop cellulose rayons. 
(h) Tree and Shrub Planting for 
Energy in Minnesota Communities        1,250,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration for a 
grant to the commissioner of natural 
resources to develop research-based 
guidelines and publications and to 
provide matching grants for energy 
conservation tree planting.  $950,000 
of this appropriation is available only 
as cash flow permits. 
(i) Oil Overcharge Program
Administration                           200,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration for 
processing and oversight of grants and 
allocations in the Oil Overcharge 
program. 
(j) Energy Efficiency Standards for
Residential Construction                  75,000
 This appropriation is to the 
commissioner of administration for a 
grant to the University of Minnesota, 
Cold Climate Housing Center for the 
development of performance-based 
standards for energy efficient new home 
construction and procedures for 
implementation.  This appropriation 
must be matched by $75,000 of nonstate 
funds.  This appropriation is available 
only as cash flow permits. 
Subd. 14.  MFRF Contingent Account
 In addition to the specific amounts 
appropriated from the Minnesota future 
resources fund by this section, any 
increase in the projected revenue up to 
$600,000 for the biennium to the fund 
in excess of the amount indicated in 
subdivision 1 that would otherwise be 
available for expenditure during the 
1992-1993 biennium is appropriated to 
the legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources future resources fund 
contingent account for disbursement by 
the commission in accordance with the 
procedure identified in this 
subdivision. 
 This appropriation is for acquisition 
or development of state land or other 
projects that are part of a natural 
resources acceleration activity, when 
deemed to be of an emergency or 
critical nature.  This appropriation is 
also available for projects initiated 
by the legislative commission on 
Minnesota resources that are found to 
be proper in order for the commission 
to carry out its legislative charge. 
 This appropriation is not available 
until the legislative commission on 
Minnesota resources has made a 
recommendation to the legislative 
advisory commission regarding each 
expenditure from the account.  The 
legislative advisory commission must 
then hold a meeting and provide its 
recommendation on each item, which may 
be spent only with the approval of the 
governor. 
Subd. 15.  General Reduction 
 As cash flow in the Minnesota future 
resources fund permits, but no later 
than June 30, 1993, the commissioner of 
finance in consultation with the 
legislative commission on Minnesota's 
resources director shall transfer 
$2,000,000 from the unencumbered 
balance in the fund to the general fund.
Subd. 16.  Compatible Data 
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1993, the data collected by the 
projects funded under this section that 
have common value for natural resource 
planning and management must conform to 
information architecture as defined in 
guidelines and standards adopted by the 
information policy office.  Data review 
committees may be established to 
develop or comment on plans for data 
integration and distribution and shall 
submit semiannual status reports to the 
legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources on their findings.  In 
addition, the data must be provided to 
and integrated with the Minnesota land 
management information center's 
geographic data bases with the 
integration costs borne by the activity 
receiving funding under this section.  
This requirement applies to all 
projects funded under this section, 
including, but not limited to, the 
following projects: 
 Recreation:  Subdivision 3, paragraphs 
(d) and (e); 
 Water:  Subdivision 4, paragraphs (a), 
(b), (c), (f), and (g); 
 Agriculture:  Subdivision 6, paragraph 
(d); 
 Wildlife:  Subdivision 9, paragraphs 
(d), (e), (h), (k), and (p); 
 Land:  Subdivision 10, paragraphs (a), 
(b), (c), (d), (e), and (f); 
 Minerals:  Subdivision 11. 
Subd. 17.  Work Program 
 It is a condition of acceptance of the 
appropriations made from the Minnesota 
future resources fund, Minnesota 
environment and natural resources trust 
fund, and oil overcharge money 
according to Minnesota Statutes, 
section 4.071, subdivision 2, that the 
agency or entity receiving the 
appropriation must submit a work 
program and semiannual progress reports 
in the form determined by the 
legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources.  None of the money provided 
may be spent unless the commission has 
approved the pertinent work program. 
Subd. 18.  Temporary Positions 
 The approved full-time equivalent of 
the following agencies shall be 
increased for the biennium as indicated 
for the appropriations in this section: 
Board of Water and Soil Resources - 1
Pollution Control Agency - 6
State Planning Agency - 3
Department of Agriculture - 4
Department of Education - 4
Department of Administration - 1
Department of Natural Resources - 36
 Persons employed by a state agency and 
paid by an appropriation in this 
section are in the unclassified civil 
service, and their continued employment 
is contingent upon the availability of 
money from the appropriation.  The 
positions are in addition to any other 
approved complement for the agency.  
Part-time employment of persons is 
authorized. 
Subd. 19.  Match Requirements 
 Appropriations in this section that 
must be matched and for which the match 
has not been committed by January 1, 
1992, must be canceled.  Amounts 
canceled to the Minnesota future 
resources fund are appropriated to the 
contingent account created in 
subdivision 14. 
Subd. 20.  Patents and Royalties 
 If an appropriation in this section 
from the Minnesota future resources 
fund results in a patent and subsequent 
royalties, payment of 50 percent of the 
royalties received, net of patent 
servicing costs, must be paid to the 
Minnesota future resources fund, until 
the entire appropriation made by this 
section is repaid. 
Subd. 21.  Carryforward 
 The appropriation in Laws 1989, chapter 
335, article 1, section 29, subdivision 
3, paragraph (e), Development of Forest 
Soil Interpretations, is available 
until December 31, 1991. 
 The appropriation in Laws 1989, chapter 
335, article 1, section 29, subdivision 
3, paragraph (h), Statewide Public 
Recreation Map, is available until June 
30, 1992. 
 The appropriation in Laws 1989, chapter 
335, article 1, section 29, subdivision 
11, paragraph (o), High Flotation Tire 
Research is available until June 30, 
1992. 
    Sec. 15.  [ENVIRONMENTAL, RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND 
COMPLIANCE ACCOUNT REPORT.] 
    The commissioner of the pollution control agency, after 
consultation with representatives of public and private landfill 
owners and operators, the director of the office of waste 
management, and the director of the legislative commission on 
waste management, shall submit to the legislative commission on 
waste management and to the environment and natural resources 
committees of the legislature and to the chairs of the 
environment divisions of the senate finance and house 
appropriations committees by November 1, 1991, a report 
proposing procedures and criteria for use of the funds in the 
environmental response, compensation, and compliance account.  A 
special emphasis shall be placed on an analysis of other fees 
and funds collected and maintained for addressing landfill 
related problems.  The report shall recommend procedures and 
criteria for use of the funds to prevent and respond to releases 
that add to or replace the procedures and criteria of chapter 
115B and federal law.  The goals to be met by the recommended 
procedures and criteria are: 
    (1) administrative efficiency; 
    (2) expeditious and cost effective prevention and response 
actions; 
    (3) diminution of the financial burden on local government 
units for closed landfill facilities; 
    (4) preservation of a system that prioritizes use of the 
funds at sites that are causing the greatest environmental 
burden while endeavoring to use the funds equitably among the 
broad regions of the state; 
    (5) preservation of incentives and requirements for 
operators of open landfill facilities to operate the facilities 
responsibly and to provide financial assurance for closure, 
postclosure care, and contingency action, while addressing 
problems of facilities with short term capacity; 
    (6) provision of immediate funding for unforeseen problems 
at open or closed landfill facilities that are otherwise 
financially unable to address those immediate problems; 
    (7) preservation of the concept of cost recovery against 
easily identifiable responsible parties for payment of the costs 
of addressing problems; and 
    (8) assessment of the relationship between all fees and 
funds collected and maintained for addressing superfund related 
problems. 
    Sec. 16.  [TRANSFERS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL PROCEDURE.] If the appropriation 
in this article to an agency in the executive branch is 
specified by program, the agency may transfer unencumbered 
balances among the programs specified in that section after 
getting the approval of the commissioner of finance.  The 
commissioner shall not approve a transfer unless the 
commissioner believes that it will carry out the intent of the 
legislature.  The transfer must be reported immediately to the 
committee on finance of the senate and the committee on 
appropriations of the house of representatives.  If the 
appropriation in this act to an agency in the executive branch 
is specified by activity, the agency may transfer unencumbered 
balances among the activities specified in that section using 
the same procedure as for transfers among programs. 
    Subd. 2.  [TRANSFER PROHIBITED.] If an amount is specified 
in this act for an item within an activity, that amount must not 
be transferred or used for any other purpose. 
    Sec. 17.  [APPROPRIATION AND BONDS.] 
    $16,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to 
be divided as follows: 
    (a) To the board of water and soil resources for the 
reinvest in Minnesota conservation reserve program, under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515:  $1,900,000; 
    (b) To the commissioner of natural resources for transfer 
to the critical habitat private sector matching account for 
purposes of Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.943 and 84.944:  
$3,000,000; 
    (c) To the commissioner of natural resources for the 
following purposes: 
    (1) state trail acquisition and development, including the 
Root River trail:  $1,000,000; 
    (2) state park rehabilitation:  $2,650,000; 
    (3) state park development:  $750,000; 
    (4) state forest acquisition within Dorer memorial forest:  
$145,000. 
     The commissioner of natural resources shall submit 
semiannual work plans to the legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources and shall submit a semiannual work program to the 
commission and request its recommendation before spending any 
money appropriated by this subdivision or by Laws 1989, chapter 
300, article 1, section 16, subdivisions 2 and 3, items (a) and 
(b); or Laws 1990, chapter 610, article 1, section 20, 
subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7, for any purpose.  The 
commission's recommendation is advisory only.  Failure to 
respond to a request within 60 days after receipt is a negative 
recommendation.  Work programs involving land acquisition must 
include a land acquisition plan. 
     (d) To the commissioner of trade and economic development 
for regional park acquisition and development, including Cedar 
Lake park acquisition in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Louis 
Park that is identified in the metropolitan parks and open space 
commission plan, and $250,000 for regional park acquisition 
outside the seven-county metropolitan area:  $6,525,000. 

                               ARTICLE 2 
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 14.18, is 
amended to read: 
    14.18 [PUBLICATION OF ADOPTED RULE; EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] A rule is effective after it 
has been subjected to all requirements described in sections 
14.131 to 14.20 and five working days after the notice of 
adoption is published in the State Register unless a later date 
is required by law or specified in the rule.  If the rule 
adopted is the same as the proposed rule, publication may be 
made by publishing notice in the State Register that the rule 
has been adopted as proposed and by citing the prior 
publication.  If the rule adopted differs from the proposed 
rule, the portions of the adopted rule which differ from the 
proposed rule shall be included in the notice of adoption 
together with a citation to the prior State Register publication 
of the remainder of the proposed rule.  The nature of the 
modifications must be clear to a reasonable person when the 
notice of adoption is considered together with the State 
Register publication of the proposed rule, except that 
modifications may also be made which comply with the form 
requirements of section 14.07, subdivision 7.  
    Subd. 2.  [POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY FEES.] A new fee or fee 
increase adopted by the pollution control agency is subject to 
legislative approval during the next biennial budget session 
following adoption.  The commissioner shall submit a report of 
fee adjustments to the legislature as a supplement to the 
biennial budget.  Any new fee or fee increase remains in effect 
unless the legislature passes a bill disapproving the new fee or 
fee increase.  A fee or fee increase disapproved by the 
legislature becomes null and void on July 1 following 
adjournment. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 16A.123, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMPLEMENT.] (a) 
Beginning with the biennium ending June 30, 1991, The 
legislature shall establish complements for the department of 
natural resources based on the number of full-time equivalent 
positions and dollars appropriated for salary-related 
expenditures. 
    The commissioner of natural resources shall provide a 
biennial report indicating the distribution of the full-time 
equivalents for the previous biennium as a supplement to the 
agency's biennial budget request for succeeding bienniums.  The 
biennial budget document submitted to the legislature by the 
governor beginning with the 1992-1993 biennium shall indicate, 
by program and by activity, the number of full-time equivalent 
positions included as base level and recommended changes.  The 
governor's salary and full-time equivalents requests for the 
agency shall include all full-time, part-time, and seasonal 
dollars and full-time equivalent positions requested.  Any 
change level request submitted by the governor to the 
legislature for consideration by the governor as part of the 
governor's biennial budget containing funding for salaries shall 
indicate the number of additional full-time equivalent positions 
and salary dollars requested. 
    Within the full-time equivalent number and amount of salary 
dollars appropriated for the department, the commissioner shall 
have the authority to establish as many full-time, part-time, or 
seasonal positions as required to accomplish the assigned 
responsibilities for the department.  The commissioner shall 
have the authority to reallocate salary dollars for other 
operating expenses, but the commissioner shall not have 
authority to reallocate other operating funds to increase the 
total amount appropriated for salary-related expenses, including 
salary supplement, without receiving prior approval according to 
the process defined in this subdivision. 
    In the event that the commissioner finds it necessary to 
exceed the full-time equivalent number or the amount of 
appropriated dollars and the legislature is not in session, the 
commissioner shall seek approval of the legislative advisory 
commission under subdivision 4.  Legislative advisory commission 
approved full-time equivalent positions and dollars shall not 
only become a part of the agency budget base unless authorized 
by the legislature if the increase is the result of 
appropriations made to the agency by the legislature that are in 
addition to the appropriations made in the omnibus 
appropriations acts.  All other legislative advisory commission 
authorized full-time equivalent positions or dollar adjustments 
shall be temporary for the biennium during which they are 
authorized unless approved by the legislature. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.191, is 
amended to read: 
    18.191 [DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS WEEDS.] 
    Except as otherwise specifically provided in sections 
18.181 to 18.271, 18.281 to 18.311, and 18.321 to 18.322, it 
shall be the duty of every occupant of land or, if the land is 
unoccupied, the owner thereof, or an agent, or the public 
official in charge thereof, to cut down, otherwise destroy, or 
eradicate all noxious weeds as defined in section 18.171, 
subdivision 5, standing, being, or growing upon such land, in 
such manner and at such times as may be directed or ordered by 
the commissioner, the commissioner's authorized agents, the 
county agricultural inspector, or by a local weed inspector 
having jurisdiction.  
    Except as provided below, an owner of nonfederal lands 
underlying public waters or wetlands designated under section 
103G.201 is not required to control or eradicate purple 
loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) below the ordinary high water 
level of the public water or wetland.  To the extent provided in 
this section, the commissioner of natural resources is 
responsible for control and eradication of purple loosestrife on 
public waters and wetlands designated under section 103G.201, 
except those located upon lands owned in fee title or managed by 
the United States.  The officers, employees, agents, and 
contractors of the commissioner may enter upon public waters and 
wetlands designated under section 103G.201 and may cross 
adjacent lands as necessary for the purpose of investigating 
purple loosestrife infestations, formulating methods of 
eradication, and implementing control and eradication of purple 
loosestrife.  The commissioner, after consultation with the 
commissioner of agriculture, shall, by June 1 of each year, 
compile a priority list of purple loosestrife infestations to be 
controlled in designated public waters.  The commissioner of 
agriculture must distribute the list to county agricultural 
inspectors, local weed inspectors, and their appointed agents.  
The commissioner of natural resources shall control listed 
purple loosestrife infestations in priority order within the 
limits of appropriations provided for that purpose.  This 
procedure shall be the exclusive means for control of purple 
loosestrife on designated public waters by the commissioner of 
natural resources and shall supersede the other provisions for 
control of noxious weeds set forth elsewhere in Minnesota 
Statutes, chapter 18.  The responsibility of the commissioner to 
control and eradicate purple loosestrife on public waters and 
wetlands located on private lands and the authority to enter 
upon private lands ends ten days after receipt by the 
commissioner of a written statement from the landowner that the 
landowner assumes all responsibility for control and eradication 
of purple loosestrife under sections 18.171 to 18.315.  State 
officers, employees, agents, and contractors are not liable in a 
civil action for trespass committed in the discharge of their 
duties under this section and are not liable to anyone for 
damages, except for damages arising from gross negligence. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 84.0855, is 
amended to read: 
    84.0855 [SPECIAL RECEIPTS; APPROPRIATION.] 
    Money received by the commissioner of natural resources as 
fees for seminars or workshops, for from the sale of 
publications, and maps, from the sale of other natural resource 
related merchandise at the state fair, or to buy supplies for 
the use of volunteers, may be credited to one or more special 
accounts in the state treasury and is appropriated to the 
commissioner for the purposes for which the money was received.  
Money received from sales at the state fair shall be available 
for state fair related costs.  
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 84.82, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION, ISSUANCE, REPORTS.] Application for 
registration or reregistration shall be made to the commissioner 
of natural resources, or the commissioner of public safety or an 
authorized deputy registrar of motor vehicles in such form as 
the commissioner of public safety shall prescribe, and shall 
state the name and address of every owner of the snowmobile and 
be signed by at least one owner.  A person who purchases a 
snowmobile from a retail dealer shall make application for 
registration to the dealer at the point of sale.  The dealer 
shall issue a temporary registration permit to each purchaser 
who applies to the dealer for registration.  The temporary 
registration is valid for 60 days from the date of issue.  Each 
retail dealer shall submit completed registration and fees to 
the deputy registrar at least once a week.  Upon receipt of the 
application and the appropriate fee as hereinafter provided, 
such snowmobile shall be registered and a registration number 
assigned which shall be affixed to the snowmobile in such manner 
as the commissioner of natural resources shall prescribe.  Each 
deputy registrar of motor vehicles acting pursuant to section 
168.33, shall also be a deputy registrar of snowmobiles.  The 
commissioner of natural resources in agreement with the 
commissioner of public safety may prescribe the accounting and 
procedural requirements necessary to assure efficient handling 
of registrations and registration fees.  Deputy registrars shall 
strictly comply with these accounting and procedural 
requirements.  A fee of 50 cents in addition to that otherwise 
prescribed by law shall be charged for each snowmobile 
registered by the registrar or a deputy registrar.  The 
additional fee shall be disposed of in the manner provided in 
section 168.33, subdivision 2.  
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 84.82, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [FEES FOR REGISTRATION.] (a) The fee for 
registration of each snowmobile, other than those used for an 
agricultural purpose, as defined in section 84.92, subdivision 
1c, or those registered by a dealer or manufacturer pursuant to 
clause (b) or (c) shall be as follows:  $18 $30 for three years 
and $4 for a duplicate or transfer. 
    (b) The total registration fee for all snowmobiles owned by 
a dealer and operated for demonstration or testing purposes 
shall be $50 per year. 
    (c) The total registration fee for all snowmobiles owned by 
a manufacturer and operated for research, testing, 
experimentation, or demonstration purposes shall be $150 per 
year.  Dealer and manufacturer registrations are not 
transferable. 
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 84.944, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [DESIGNATION OF ACQUIRED SITES.] The critical 
natural habitat acquired in fee title by the commissioner under 
this section shall be designated by the commissioner as:  (1) an 
outdoor recreation unit pursuant to section 86A.07, subdivision 
3, or (2) as provided in sections 97A.101, 97A.125, 97C.001, and 
97C.011, and 97C.021.  The commissioner may so designate any 
critical natural habitat acquired in less than fee title. 
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 84.96, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [PAYMENTS.] (a) The commissioner must make 
payments to the landowner under this subdivision for the 
easement.  
    (b) For a permanent easement, the commissioner must pay 50 
percent of the average equalized estimated market value of 
cropland in the township as established by the commissioner of 
revenue 65 percent of the permanent marginal agricultural land 
payment rate as established by the board of water and soil 
resources for the time period when the application is made.  
    (c) For an easement of limited duration, the landowner 
shall receive a lump sum payment equal to the present value of 
the annual payments for the term of the easement based on 50 
percent of the mean adjusted cash rental for cropland in the 
county as established by the commissioner of 
revenue commissioner must pay 65 percent of the permanent 
prairie bank easement rate for the time period when the 
application is made.  
    (d) To maintain and protect native prairies, the 
commissioner may enter into easements that allow selected 
agricultural practices.  Payment must be based on paragraph (b) 
or (c) but may be reduced due to the agricultural practices 
allowed after negotiation with the landowner. 
     Sec. 9.  [84.967] [ECOLOGICALLY HARMFUL SPECIES; 
DEFINITION.] 
    For the purposes of sections 10 to 12, "ecologically 
harmful exotic species" means non-native aquatic plants or wild 
animals that can naturalize, have high propagation potential, 
are highly competitive for limiting factors, and cause 
displacement of, or otherwise threaten, native plants or native 
animals in their natural communities. 
    Sec. 10.  [84.968] [ECOLOGICALLY HARMFUL EXOTIC SPECIES 
MANAGEMENT PLAN.] 
    By January 1, 1993, a long-term statewide ecologically 
harmful exotic species management plan must be prepared by the 
commissioner of natural resources and address the following: 
    (1) coordinated detection and prevention of accidental 
introductions; 
    (2) coordinated dissemination of information about 
ecologically harmful exotic species among resource management 
agencies and organizations; 
    (3) a coordinated public awareness campaign regarding 
ecologically harmful exotic animals and aquatic plants; 
    (4) a process, where none exists, to designate and classify 
ecologically harmful exotic species into the following 
categories: 
    (i) undesirable wild animals that must not be sold, 
propagated, possessed, or transported; and 
    (ii) undesirable aquatic exotic plants that must not be 
sold, propagated, possessed, or transported; 
    (5) coordination of control and eradication of ecologically 
harmful exotic species on public lands and public waters; and 
    (6) develop a list of exotic wild animal species intended 
for nonagricultural purposes, or propagation for release by 
state agencies or the private sector. 
    Sec. 11.  [84.969] [COORDINATING PROGRAM, GRANTS, AND 
REGIONAL COOPERATION.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [COORDINATING PROGRAM.] The commissioner of 
natural resources shall establish a statewide coordinating 
program to prevent and curb the spread of ecologically harmful 
exotic animals and aquatic plants. 
    Subd. 2.  [GRANTS.] The coordinating program created in 
subdivision 1 may accept gifts, donations, and grants to 
accomplish its duties and must seek available federal grants 
through the federal Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention 
and Control Act of 1990.  A portion of these funds shall be used 
to implement the plan under section 10. 
    Subd. 3.  [REGIONAL COOPERATION.] The governor may 
cooperate, individually and regionally, with other state 
governors in the midwest for the purposes of ecologically 
harmful exotic species management and control. 
    Sec. 12.  [84.9691] [RULEMAKING.] 
    The commissioner of natural resources may adopt rules, 
including emergency rules, to restrict the introduction, 
propagation, use, possession, and spread of ecologically harmful 
exotic animals and aquatic plants in the state. 
    Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 85.015, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 16.  [SUPERIOR VISTA TRAIL; ST. LOUIS AND LAKE 
COUNTIES.] The trail shall originate at the city of Duluth and 
shall extend in a northeasterly direction along the shoreline of 
Lake Superior to the city of Two Harbors.  The trail shall be 
designed for bicycles and hikers, shall utilize existing highway 
and railroad right-of-way where possible, and shall be laid out 
in a manner to maximize the view of Lake Superior while 
traversing the length of the trail.  
    Sec. 14.  [COORDINATION.] 
    When developing a plan to implement section 13, the 
commissioner shall involve the various jurisdictions through 
which the Superior Vista trail corridor would pass.  This 
includes, but is not limited to, the St. Louis and Lake counties 
highway departments, the cities of Duluth and Two Harbors, the 
Minnesota department of transportation, and the St. Louis and 
Lake counties railroad authorities. 
    Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 85.053, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [DAILY VEHICLE PERMIT FOR GROUPS.] The 
commissioner may authorize shall prescribe a special daily 
vehicle state park permits permit for groups by rule for use of 
state parks, state recreation areas, or state waysides for up to 
one day under conditions prescribed by the commissioner. 
     Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 85.055, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [FEES.] The fee for state park permits for: 
    (1) an annual use of state parks is $16 $18; 
    (2) a second vehicle state park permit is one-half the 
annual state park permit fee in clause (1) $12; 
    (3) a special state park permit valid up to two days is 
$3.25 $4; 
    (4) a special daily vehicle state park permit for groups is 
as prescribed by the commissioner $2; 
    (5) an employee's state park permit is without charge; 
    (6) a special state park permit for handicapped persons and 
persons over age 65 under section 85.053, subdivision 7, clauses 
(1) and (2), is one-half the annual state park permit fee in 
clause (1) $12; and 
    (7) a special state park permit valid up to two days for 
handicapped persons and persons over age 65 under section 
85.053, subdivision 7, clauses (1) and (3), is $2 $4.  
    The fees specified in this subdivision include any sales 
tax required by state law. 
    Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 85.22, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DESIGNATION.] The revolving fund 
established under Laws 1941, chapter 548, section 37, 
subdivision E, item 4 is the state parks working capital 
account.  The account is to be used to maintain and operate the 
revenue producing facilities and to operate the resource 
management and interpretive programs in the state parks within 
the limits in this section. 
    Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 85.22, 
subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2a.  [RECEIPTS, APPROPRIATION.] All receipts derived 
from the rental or sale of items in state parks park items shall 
be deposited in the state treasury and be credited to the state 
parks working capital account.  The Money in the account is 
annually appropriated solely for the purchase and payment of 
expenses attributable to items for resale or rental.  
    Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 86B.415, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [WATERCRAFT SURCHARGE.] A surcharge of $2 is 
placed on each watercraft licensed under subdivisions 1 to 6, 
that is 17 feet in length or longer, 5 for management of 
control, public awareness, law enforcement, monitoring, and 
research of nuisance aquatic exotic species such as zebra 
mussel, purple loosestrife, and Eurasian water milfoil according 
to law in public waters and public wetlands. 
    Sec. 20.  [88.82] [MINNESOTA RELEAF PROGRAM.] 
    The Minnesota releaf program is established in the 
department of natural resources to encourage, promote, and fund 
the planting, maintenance, and improvement of trees in this 
state to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and promote 
energy conservation. 
    Sec. 21.  [IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DESCRIPTION.] (a) The commissioner of 
natural resources in cooperation with the commissioners of the 
pollution control agency and department of agriculture shall 
prepare and submit to the legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources an implementation plan for the Minnesota releaf 
program containing the following elements: 
    (1) primary and secondary criteria for selecting projects 
for funding under the Minnesota releaf program; and 
    (2) recommended procedures for processing grant 
applications and allocating funds.  
    (b) The primary criteria developed under paragraph (a), 
clause (1), must include, but are not limited to: 
    (1) reduction and mitigation of adverse environmental 
impacts of atmospheric carbon dioxide; and 
    (2) promotion of energy conservation. 
    (c) The secondary criteria developed under paragraph (a), 
clause (1), must include, but are not limited to:  
    (1) balancing of urban and rural needs; 
    (2) preservation of existing trees in urban areas; 
    (3) promotion of biodiversity, including development of 
disease-resistant and drought-resistant tree species; 
    (4) erosion control; 
    (5) enhancement of wildlife habitat; 
    (6) encouragement of cost sharing with public and private 
entities; 
    (7) enhancement of recreational opportunities in urban and 
rural areas; 
    (8) coordination with existing state and federal programs; 
    (9) acceleration of the planting of harvestable timber; 
    (10) creation of employment opportunities for disadvantaged 
youth; and 
    (11) maximization of the use of volunteers. 
    Subd. 2.  [DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER OF NATURAL 
RESOURCES.] By February 1, 1992, the commissioner of natural 
resources shall transmit to the legislature the implementation 
plan prepared under subdivision 1, and the recommendations 
prepared under subdivision 3, together with all recommended 
legislation to implement the Minnesota releaf program and the 
supporting fee structure. 
    Subd. 3.  [DUTIES OF THE POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY.] (a) The 
pollution control agency, in consultation with potentially 
affected parties, shall prepare implementation recommendations 
for applying a fee on carbon dioxide emissions for the Minnesota 
releaf program.  The agency's analysis must include: 
    (1) a review of the carbon dioxide sources and proposed fee 
base identified in the study prepared in accordance with Laws 
1990, chapter 587, section 2; 
    (2) recommendations regarding exemptions, if any, that 
should be granted; 
    (3) a recommended method for measuring the amount of carbon 
dioxide emitted by various sources; 
    (4) a recommended procedure for administering and 
collecting the fees from the sources described in clause (3); 
and 
    (5) an estimate of revenue that would be generated by the 
fees. 
    (b) The agency shall submit implementation recommendations 
to the commissioner of natural resources by December 1, 1991.  
    Sec. 22.  [LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON MINNESOTA RESOURCES 
PARTICIPATION.] 
    The commissioners of natural resources and pollution 
control agency shall include the preparation of the plans 
required for the implementation of the Minnesota releaf program 
as part of the tree and shrub planting project funded in article 
1, section 14.  In compliance with article 1, section 14, an 
amended work plan for the tree and shrub planting project 
including the Minnesota releaf plans shall be submitted to the 
legislative commission on Minnesota resources for approval.  
    Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 92.67, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [SALE REQUIREMENT.] Notwithstanding section 
92.45 or any other law, at the request of a lessee or as 
otherwise provided in this section, the commissioner of natural 
resources shall sell state property bordering public waters that 
is leased for the purpose of a private cabin under section 
92.46.  Requests for sale must be made prior to December 31, 
1992, and the commissioner shall complete all requested sales 
and sales arising from those requests by December 31, 1993 1994, 
subject to subdivision 3, clause (d).  The sale shall be made in 
accordance with laws providing for the sale of trust fund land 
except as modified by the provisions of this section.  In 1990 
and 1991 a request for sale may be withdrawn by a lessee at any 
time more than ten days before the day set for a sale.  Property 
withdrawn from sale by its lessee is not subject to sale under 
this section until the lessee makes another request.  Property 
withdrawn from sale shall continue to be governed by other law.  
    Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.075, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [MINNESOTA MIGRATORY WATERFOWL STAMP.] The 
commissioner may use the revenue from the Minnesota migratory 
waterfowl stamps for: 
    (1) development of wetlands in the state and designated 
waterfowl management lakes for maximum migratory waterfowl 
production including the construction of dikes, water control 
structures and impoundments, nest cover, rough fish barriers, 
acquisition of sites and facilities necessary for development 
and management of existing migratory waterfowl habitat and the 
creation of migratory waterfowl management lakes; 
    (2) protection and propagation management of migratory 
waterfowl; 
    (3) development, restoration, maintenance, or preservation 
of migratory waterfowl habitat; 
    (4) acquisition of and access to structure sites; and 
    (5) necessary related administrative costs not to exceed 
ten percent of the annual revenue.  
    Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.015, 
subdivision 53, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 53.  [UNPROTECTED WILD ANIMALS.] "Unprotected wild 
animals" means wild animals that are not protected wild animals 
including weasel, coyote (brush wolf), gopher, porcupine, skunk, 
and civet cat, and unprotected birds. 
    Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.141, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [COOPERATION WITH METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENTAL 
UNITS.] Local units of government owning lands adjacent to 
public waters within the seven-county metropolitan area shall 
cooperate with the commissioner to use those lands for public 
access purposes when identified by the commissioner under 
subdivision 1.  If cooperation does not occur, the commissioner 
may use condemnation authority under this section to acquire an 
interest in the local government lands for public access 
purposes. 
    Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.325, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [DEER; BEAR; MOOSE; ELK; CARIBOU.] Except as 
provided in subdivision 1, a person that violates a provision of 
the game and fish laws relating to buying or selling deer, bear, 
moose, elk, or caribou is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.  
    Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.431, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [ELIGIBILITY.] Persons eligible for a moose 
license shall be determined under this section and 
commissioner's order.  A person is eligible for a moose license 
only if the person: 
    (1) is a resident; 
    (2) is at least age 16 before the season opens; and 
    (3) has not been issued a moose license for any of the last 
five seasons or after January 1, 1991.  
    Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.435, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [ELIGIBILITY.] Persons eligible for a turkey 
license shall be determined by this section and commissioner's 
order.  A person is eligible for a turkey license only if the 
person is a resident and at least age 16 before the season opens 
or possesses a firearms safety certificate. 
    Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.475, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [RESIDENT HUNTING.] Fees for the following 
licenses, to be issued to residents only, are: 
    (1) for persons under age 65 to take small game, $10; 
    (2) for persons age 65 or over, $5; 
    (3) to take turkey, $14 $16; 
    (4) to take deer with firearms, $22; 
    (5) family license to take deer with firearms, $84; 
    (6) to take deer by archery, $22; 
    (7) (6) to take moose, for a party of not more than four 
six persons, $275; 
    (8) (7) to take bear, $33; and 
    (9) (8) to take elk, for a party of not more than two 
persons, $220; and 
    (9) to take antlered deer in more than one zone, $44.  
    Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.475, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [NONRESIDENT HUNTING.] Fees for the following 
licenses, to be issued to nonresidents, are: 
    (1) to take small game, $56; 
    (2) to take deer with firearms, $110; 
    (3) to take deer by archery, $110; 
    (4) to take bear, $165; 
    (5) to take turkey, $33 $56; and 
    (6) to take raccoon, bobcat, fox, coyote, or lynx, $137.50. 
    Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.475, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [NONRESIDENT FISHING.] Fees for the following 
licenses, to be issued to nonresidents, are: 
    (1) to take fish by angling, $20 $25; 
    (2) to take fish by angling limited to seven consecutive 
days, $16.50; 
    (3) to take fish by angling for three consecutive days, 
$13.50; 
    (4) to take fish by angling for a combined license for a 
family, $33.50 $35; 
    (5) to take fish by angling for a period of 24 hours from 
the time of issuance, $5; and 
    (6) to take fish by angling for a combined license for a 
married couple, limited to 14 consecutive days, $25. 
    Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.485, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [COUNTY AUDITOR'S COMMISSION.] The county auditor 
shall retain for the county treasury a commission of four 
percent of all license fees collected by the auditor and the 
auditor's subagents, excluding the small game surcharge and 
issuing fees, the fishing surcharge and issuing fees, and the 
license to take fish by angling for persons age 65 and over.  In 
addition, the auditor shall collect the issuing fees on licenses 
sold by the auditor to a licensee.  
    Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97B.601, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [EXCEPTION TO LICENSE REQUIREMENTS.] (a) A 
resident under age 16 may take small game without a small game 
license, and a resident under age 13 may trap without a trapping 
license, as provided in section 97A.451, subdivision 3. 
    (b) A person may take small game without a small game 
license on land occupied by the person as a principal residence. 
    (c) An owner or occupant may take certain small game 
causing damage without a small game or trapping license as 
provided in section 97B.655.  
    (d) A person may use dogs to pursue and tree raccoons under 
section 97B.621, subdivision 2, during the closed season without 
a license.  
    (e) A person may take turkey without a small game license. 
    Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97B.721, is 
amended to read: 
    97B.721 [LICENSE REQUIRED TO TAKE TURKEY.] 
    A person may not take turkey without a small game license 
and a turkey license. 
    Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 103B.321, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] The board shall:  
    (1) develop guidelines for the contents of comprehensive 
water plans that provide for a flexible approach to meeting the 
different water and related land resources needs of counties and 
watersheds across the state; 
    (2) coordinate assistance of state agencies to counties and 
other local units of government involved in preparation of 
comprehensive water plans, including identification of pertinent 
data and studies available from the state and federal 
government; 
    (3) conduct an active program of information and education 
concerning the requirements and purposes of sections 103B.301 to 
103B.355 in conjunction with the association of Minnesota 
counties; 
    (4) determine contested cases under section 103B.345; 
    (5) establish a process for review of comprehensive water 
plans that assures the plans are consistent with state law; and 
    (6) report to the legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources as required by section 103B.351; and 
    (7) make grants to counties for comprehensive local water 
planning, implementation of priority actions identified in 
approved plans, and sealing of abandoned wells. 
    Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116.07, 
subdivision 4d, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4d.  [PERMIT FEES.] (a) The agency may collect permit 
fees in amounts not greater than those necessary to cover the 
reasonable costs of reviewing and acting upon applications for 
agency permits and implementing and enforcing the conditions of 
the permits pursuant to agency rules.  Permit fees shall not 
include the costs of litigation.  The agency shall adopt rules 
under section 16A.128 establishing the amounts and methods of 
collection of any permit fees collected under this subdivision.  
Any money collected under this subdivision paragraph shall be 
deposited in the special revenue account. 
    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), and section 16A.128, 
subdivision 1, the agency shall collect an annual fee from the 
owner or operator of all stationary sources, emission 
facilities, emissions units, air contaminant treatment 
facilities, treatment facilities, potential air contaminant 
storage facilities, or storage facilities subject to the 
requirement to obtain a permit under Title V of the federal 
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Public Law Number 101-549, 
Statutes at Large, volume 104, pages 2399 et seq., or section 
116.081.  The annual fee shall be used to pay for all direct and 
indirect reasonable costs, including attorney general costs, 
required to develop and administer the permit program 
requirements of Title V of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments 
of 1990, Public Law Number 101-549, Statutes at Large, volume 
104, pages 2399 et seq., and sections of this chapter and the 
rules adopted under this chapter related to air contamination 
and noise.  Those costs include the reasonable costs of 
reviewing and acting upon an application for a permit; 
implementing and enforcing statutes, rules, and the terms and 
conditions of a permit; emissions, ambient, and deposition 
monitoring; preparing generally applicable regulations; 
responding to federal guidance; modeling, analyses, and 
demonstrations; preparing inventories and tracking emissions; 
providing information to the public about these activities; and, 
after June 30, 1992, the costs of acid deposition monitoring 
currently assessed under section 116C.69, subdivision 3. 
    (c) The agency shall adopt fee rules in accordance with the 
procedures in section 16A.128, subdivisions 1a and 2a, that will 
result in the collection, in the aggregate, from the sources 
listed in paragraph (b), of the following amounts: 
    (1) in fiscal years 1992 and 1993, the amount appropriated 
by the legislature from the air quality account in the 
environmental fund for the agency's air quality program; and 
    (2) for fiscal year 1994 and thereafter, an amount not less 
than $25 per ton of each volatile organic compound; pollutant 
regulated under United States Code, title 42, section 7411 or 
7412 (section 111 or 112 of the federal Clean Air Act); 
pollutant regulated under Minnesota Rules, chapter 7005; and 
each pollutant, except carbon monoxide, for which a national or 
state primary ambient air quality standard has been promulgated. 
The agency must not include in the calculation of the aggregate 
amount to be collected under the fee rules any amount in excess 
of 4,000 tons per year of each air pollutant from a source. 
    (d) To cover the reasonable costs described in paragraph 
(b), the agency shall provide in the rules promulgated under 
paragraph (c) for an increase in the fee collected in each year 
beginning after 1990 by the percentage, if any, by which the 
Consumer Price Index for the most recent calendar year ending 
before the beginning of the year the fee is collected exceeds 
the Consumer Price Index for the calendar year 1989.  For 
purposes of this paragraph the Consumer Price Index for any 
calendar year is the average of: 
    (1) the Consumer Price Index for all-urban consumers 
published by the United States Department of Labor, as of the 
close of the 12-month period ending on August 31 of each 
calendar year; and 
    (2) the revision of the Consumer Price Index that is most 
consistent with the Consumer Price Index for calendar year 1989. 
    (e) Any money collected under paragraphs (b) to (d) must be 
deposited in an air quality account in the environmental fund 
and must be used solely for the activities listed in paragraph 
(b). 
    (f) The agency shall adopt the fee rules for this 
subdivision by September 1, 1991. 
    Sec. 38.  [REPORT.] 
    The pollution control agency shall report to the 
legislature by December 30, 1992, on the following: 
    (1) the basis on which air emission fees are assessed for 
each pollutant; 
    (2) the basis on which air emission fees are distributed 
among various emission sources; 
    (3) how the scope and costs of Minnesota air emission fees 
and air quality programs compare to neighboring states; and 
    (4) the allocation of air emission fees among various 
programs within the air quality division. 
    Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116P.05, is 
amended to read: 
    116P.05 [LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON MINNESOTA RESOURCES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] (a) A legislative commission 
on Minnesota resources of 16 members is created, consisting of 
the chairs of the house and senate committees on environment and 
natural resources or designees appointed for the terms of the 
chairs, the chairs of the house appropriations and senate 
finance committees or designees appointed for the terms of the 
chairs, six members of the senate appointed by the subcommittee 
on committees of the committee on rules and administration, and 
six members of the house appointed by the speaker.  The 
commission shall develop a budget plan for expenditures from the 
trust fund and shall adopt a strategic plan as provided in 
section 116P.08. 
    (b) The commission shall recommend expenditures to the 
legislature from the Minnesota future resources account under 
section 116P.13.  At least two members from the senate and two 
members from the house must be from the minority caucus.  
Members are entitled to reimbursement for per diem expenses plus 
travel expenses incurred in the services of the commission.  
    (c) (b) Members shall appoint a chair who shall preside and 
convene meetings as often as necessary to conduct duties 
prescribed by this chapter. 
    (d) (c) Members shall serve on the commission until their 
successors are appointed. 
    (e) (d) Vacancies occurring on the commission shall not 
affect the authority of the remaining members of the commission 
to carry out their duties, and vacancies shall be filled in the 
same manner under paragraph (a). 
    Subd. 2.  [DUTIES.] (a) The commission shall recommend a 
budget plan for expenditures from the environment and natural 
resources trust fund and shall adopt a strategic plan as 
provided in section 116P.08.  
    (b) The commission shall recommend expenditures to the 
legislature from the Minnesota future resources fund under 
section 116P.13.  
    (f) (c) The commission may adopt bylaws and operating 
procedures to fulfill their duties under sections 116P.01 to 
116P.13. 
    Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116P.06, is 
amended to read: 
    116P.06 [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] (a) An advisory committee of 
11 citizen members shall be appointed by the governor to advise 
the legislative commission on Minnesota resources on project 
proposals to receive funding from the trust fund and the 
development of budget and strategic plans.  The governor shall 
appoint at least one member from each congressional district.  
The governor shall appoint the chair. 
    (b) The governor's appointees must be confirmed with the 
advice and consent of the senate.  The membership terms, 
compensation, removal, and filling of vacancies for citizen 
members of the advisory committee are governed by section 
15.0575. 
    Subd. 2.  [DUTIES.] (a) The advisory committee shall:  
    (1) prepare and submit to the commission a draft strategic 
plan to guide expenditures from the trust fund; 
    (2) review the reinvest in Minnesota program during 
development of the draft strategic plan; 
    (3) gather input from the resources congress during 
development of the draft strategic plan; 
    (4) advise the commission on project proposals to receive 
funding from the trust fund; and 
    (5) advise the commission on development of the budget plan.
    (b) The advisory committee may review all project proposals 
for funding and may make recommendations to the commission on 
whether the projects:  
    (1) meet the standards and funding categories set forth in 
sections 116P.01 to 116P.12; 
    (2) duplicate existing federal, state, or local projects 
being conducted within the state; and 
    (3) are consistent with the most recent strategic plan 
adopted by the commission. 
    Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116P.07, is 
amended to read: 
    116P.07 [RESOURCES CONGRESS.] 
    The commission must convene a resources congress at least 
once every biennium and shall develop procedures for the 
congress.  The congress must be open to all interested 
individuals.  The purpose of the congress is to collect public 
input necessary to allow the commission, with the advice of the 
advisory committee, to develop a strategic plan to guide 
expenditures from the trust fund.  The congress also may be 
convened to receive and review reports on trust fund 
projects.  The congress shall also review the reinvest in 
Minnesota program. 
    Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116P.08, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [STRATEGIC PLAN REQUIRED.] (a) The commission 
shall adopt a strategic plan for making expenditures from the 
trust fund, including identifying the priority areas for funding 
for the next six years.  The reinvest in Minnesota program must 
be reviewed by the advisory committee, resources congress, and 
commission during the development of the strategic plan.  The 
strategic plan must be updated every two years.  The plan is 
advisory only.  The commission shall submit the plan, as a 
recommendation, to the house of representatives appropriations 
and senate finance committees by January 1 of each odd-numbered 
year. 
    (b) The advisory committee shall work with the resources 
congress to develop a draft strategic plan to be submitted to 
the commission for approval.  The commission shall develop the 
procedures for the resources congress. 
    (c) The commission may accept or modify the draft of the 
strategic plan submitted to it by the advisory committee before 
voting on the plan's adoption. 
    Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116P.08, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [BUDGET PLAN.] (a) Funding may be provided only 
for those projects that meet the categories established in 
subdivision 1. 
    (b) Projects submitted to the commission for funding may be 
referred to the advisory committee for recommendation, except 
that research proposals first must be reviewed by the peer 
review panel.  The advisory committee may review all project 
proposals for funding and may make recommendations to the 
commission on whether: 
    (1) the projects meet the standards and funding categories 
set forth in sections 116P.01 to 116P.12; 
    (2) the projects duplicate existing federal, state, or 
local projects being conducted within the state; and 
    (3) the projects are consistent with the most recent 
strategic plan adopted by the commission. 
    (c) The commission must adopt a budget plan to make 
expenditures from the trust fund for the purposes provided in 
subdivision 1.  The budget plan must be submitted to the 
governor for inclusion in the biennial budget and supplemental 
budget submitted to the legislature. 
    (d) Money in the trust fund may not be spent except under 
an appropriation by law.  
    Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116P.09, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [LIAISON OFFICERS.] The commission shall request 
each department or agency head of all state agencies with a 
direct interest and responsibility in any phase of environment 
and natural resources to appoint, and the latter shall appoint 
for the agency, a liaison officer who shall work closely with 
the commission and its staff.  The designated liaison officer 
shall attend all meetings of the advisory committee to provide 
assistance and information to committee members when necessary. 
    Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116P.09, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PERSONNEL.] Persons who are employed by a state 
agency to work on a project and are paid by an appropriation 
from the trust fund or Minnesota future resources account fund 
are in the unclassified civil service, and their continued 
employment is contingent upon the availability of money from the 
appropriation.  When the appropriation has been spent, their 
positions must be canceled and the approved complement of the 
agency reduced accordingly.  Part-time employment of persons for 
a project is authorized.  
    Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116P.09, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [REPORT REQUIRED.] The commission shall, by July 
1 January 15 of each even-numbered odd-numbered year, submit a 
report to the governor, the chairs of the house appropriations 
and senate finance committees, and the chairs of the house and 
senate committees on environment and natural resources.  Copies 
of the report must be available to the public.  The report must 
include: 
    (1) a copy of the current strategic plan; 
    (2) a description of each project receiving money from the 
trust fund and Minnesota future resources account fund during 
the preceding two years biennium; 
    (3) a summary of any research project completed in the 
preceding two years biennium; 
    (4) recommendations to implement successful projects and 
programs into a state agency's standard operations; 
    (5) to the extent known by the commission, descriptions of 
the projects anticipated to be supported by the trust fund and 
Minnesota future resources account during the next two years 
biennium; 
    (6) the source and amount of all revenues collected and 
distributed by the commission, including all administrative and 
other expenses; 
    (7) a description of the trust fund's assets and 
liabilities of the trust fund and the Minnesota future resources 
fund; 
    (8) any findings or recommendations that are deemed proper 
to assist the legislature in formulating legislation; 
    (9) a list of all gifts and donations with a value over 
$1,000; and 
    (10) a comparison of the amounts spent by the state for 
environment and natural resources activities through the most 
recent fiscal year; and 
    (11) a copy of the most recent certified financial and 
compliance audit. 
    Sec. 47.  [GLENDALOUGH STATE PARK.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [85.012] [Subd. 23a.] [GLENDALOUGH STATE 
PARK.] Glendalough state park is established in Otter Tail 
county. 
    Subd. 2.  [ACQUISITION.] The commissioner of natural 
resources is authorized to acquire by gift or purchase the lands 
for Glendalough state park.  The commissioner shall give 
emphasis to the management of wildlife within the park and shall 
interpret these management activities for the public.  Except as 
otherwise provided in this subdivision, all lands acquired for 
Glendalough state park shall be administered in the same manner 
as provided for other state parks and shall be perpetually 
dedicated for that use. 
    Subd. 3.  [PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES FOR PRIVATE TRACTS.] (a)
If a tract or lot or privately owned land is acquired for 
inclusion within Glendalough state park and, as a result of the 
acquisition, taxes are no longer assessed against the tract or 
lot or improvements on the tract or lot, the following amount 
shall be paid by the commissioner of natural resources to Otter 
Tail county for distribution to the taxing districts: 
    (1) in the first year after taxes are last required to be 
paid on the property, 55 percent of the last required payment; 
    (2) in the second year after taxes are last required to be 
paid on the property, 40 percent of the last required payment; 
and 
    (3) in the third year after taxes are last required to be 
paid on the property, 20 percent of the last required payment.  
    (b) The commissioner shall make the payments from money 
appropriated for state park maintenance and operation.  The 
county auditor shall certify to the commissioner of natural 
resources the total amount due to a county on or before March 30 
of the year in which money must be paid under this section.  
Money received by a county under this subdivision shall be 
distributed to the various taxing districts in the same 
proportion as the levy on the property in the last year taxes 
were required to be paid on the property. 
     Subd. 4.  [BOUNDARIES.] The following described lands are 
located within the boundaries of Glendalough state park: 
    Government Lots 3 and 4 and that part of Lake Emma and its 
lake bed lying in Section 7; all of Section 18; Government Lot 
1, the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and the 
Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 19; all in 
Township 133 North, Range 39 West. 
    All of Section 13; Government Lots 1 and 2, the West Half 
of the Southeast Quarter, the Northeast Quarter and the 
Southwest Quarter of Section 14; Government Lots 1 and 2, the 
East 66 feet of the West Half of the Southeast Quarter and the 
Northeast Quarter of Section 23; Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 
6, and 8, the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, the 
East Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 24; that part of 
Government Lot 7 of Section 24 lying easterly of the following 
described line:  commencing at the northeast corner of 
Government Lot 1 of Section 25, Township 133 North, Range 40 
West; thence North 89 degrees 22 minutes 29 seconds West on an 
assumed bearing along the north line of said Section 25 a 
distance of 75.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence on a 
bearing of North 37 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of 
Molly Stark Lake and there terminating; that part of Government 
Lot 1 of Section 25 lying northerly of County State Aid Highway 
No. 16 and westerly of the following described line:  commencing 
at the northeast corner of said Government Lot 1; thence on an 
assumed bearing of South along the east line of said Government 
Lot 1 a distance of 822.46 feet; thence North 77 degrees 59 
minutes 14 seconds West 414.39 feet to the point of beginning; 
thence North 04 degrees 28 minutes 54 seconds East 707 feet, 
more or less, to the shoreline of Molly Stark Lake and there 
terminating; the westerly 50 feet except the northerly 643.5 
feet of Government Lot 1 of Section 25; Government Lot 1 of 
Section 26 except the easterly 50 feet of the northerly 643.5 
feet; all in Township 133 north, Range 40 West. 
    Sec. 48.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 116.86, is repealed. 
    Sec. 49.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 15 and 16 are effective October 1, 1991.  Sections 
30, 31, and 32 are effective for the licensing year beginning 
March 1, 1992, and for each licensing year thereafter. 

                               ARTICLE 3 

                              AGRICULTURE 
    Section 1.  [17.107] [FARM EQUIPMENT SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE 
PROGRAM FOR YOUTH.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM COORDINATION.] The Minnesota 
extension service, in cooperation with the commissioner of 
agriculture, shall implement a voluntary farm equipment safety 
program for training and certifying rural youth.  The program 
must be designed to teach young operators to safely maintain and 
operate tractors and other farm implements.  The extension 
service shall maintain records adequate to verify the names and 
addresses of students certified by the safety program. 
    Subd. 2.  [INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT.] Not later than August 
1, 1991, the Minnesota extension service shall design a program 
for the recruitment and development of qualified instructors for 
the youth farm equipment safety program created under 
subdivision 1. 
    Subd. 3.  [PAYMENT TO INSTRUCTORS.] From within public or 
nonpublic funds made available for the youth farm equipment 
safety program created under subdivision 1, the commissioner of 
agriculture may make payments of $25 per student to qualified 
instructors on a per-student basis. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.46, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [NURSERY STOCK GROWER.] A nursery operator:  A " 
Nursery operator is any stock grower" means a person who owns, 
leases, manages, or is in charge of a nursery.  
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.46, 
subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [NURSERY STOCK DEALER.] A dealer:  A "Nursery 
stock dealer is any" means a person who obtains nursery stock 
for the purpose of sale or distribution and includes any person 
who sells and distributes for more than one nursery operator 
stock grower.  A person who purchases more than half of the 
nursery stock offered for sale at a sales location during the 
current certificate year shall be considered a nursery stock 
dealer rather than a nursery operator stock grower for the 
purposes of determining a proper fee schedule.  
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.46, is amended 
by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9a.  [LANDSCAPER.] "Landscaper" is a nursery stock 
dealer who obtains certified nursery stock for immediate sale, 
distribution, or installation and who does not grow or maintain 
nursery stock for resale. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.49, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [CERTIFICATE.] It is unlawful for a person to 
sell or distribute nursery stock to a nursery stock dealer or 
nursery operator stock grower who does not have a 
valid certificate of inspection grower's or dealer's certificate.
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.51, is amended 
to read: 
    18.51 [NURSERY STOCK GROWER'S CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [CERTIFICATE REQUIRED.] Each nursery 
operator stock grower shall obtain a nursery stock grower's 
certificate of inspection from the commissioner.  Said 
certificate shall be obtained before offering nursery stock for 
sale or distribution.  Each certificate shall expire on November 
15 December 31 of each year.  
    Subd. 2.  [FEES; PENALTY.] A nursery operator stock grower 
shall pay an annual fee before the commissioner shall issue a 
certificate of inspection.  This fee shall be based on the area 
of all of the operator's nursery stock grower's nurseries as 
follows: 
  Nurseries:
  (1)  1/2 acre or less            $40 $70 per nursery operator
                                   stock grower
  (2)  Over 1/2 acre to and
       including 2 acres           $60 $85 per nursery operator
                                   stock grower
  (3)  Over 2 acres to and
       including 10 acres          $125 $150 per nursery operator
                                   stock grower
  (4)  Over 10 acres to and
       including 50 acres          $360 $400 per nursery operator
                                   stock grower
  (5)  Over 50 acres               $725 per nursery operator 
                                   stock grower for the first
                                   50 acres and $1 per acre
                                   for each additional acre
    In addition to the above fees, A minimum penalty of $10 or 
25 percent of the fee due, whichever is greater, shall be 
charged for any application for renewal not received by January 
1 of the year following expiration of a certificate. 
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.52, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [CERTIFICATES REQUIRED.] A dealer's nursery 
stock dealer certificate shall be obtained by every nursery 
stock dealer for each location before offering nursery stock for 
sale or distribution unless the nursery stock dealer holds a 
valid greenhouse or nursery operator's stock grower's 
certificate either of which will permit a single sales 
location.  This certificate or a duplicate thereof shall be 
displayed in a prominent manner at each place where nursery 
stock is offered for sale.  A certificate to sell or distribute 
certified nursery stock may be obtained by a nursery stock 
dealer or by an agent through a principal, from the 
commissioner.  The commissioner may refuse to issue a dealer's 
nursery stock dealer or agent's agent certificate for cause.  
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.52, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [FEES; PENALTY.] A nursery stock dealer shall pay 
an annual fee based on the dealer's gross sales during the 
preceding certificate year.  A nursery stock dealer operating 
for the first year will pay the minimum fee. 
  Dealers:
  (1)  Gross sales up to                 at a location
       $1,000 $5,000                     $40 $70 per location
  (2)  Gross sales over $1,000           at a location
       and up to $5,000                  $50 per location
  (3)  Gross sales over $5,000           at a location
       up to $10,000                     $85 $100 per location
  (4) (3) Gross sales over $10,000       at a location
       up to $25,000                     $125 $200 per location
  (5) (4) Gross sales over $25,000       at a location
       up to $75,000                     $175 $300 per location
  (6) (5) Gross sales over $75,000       at a location
       up to $100,000                    $260 $400 per location
  (7) (6) Gross sales over $100,000      at a location
      up to $250,000                     $400 $500 per location
  (7) Gross sales over $250,000          at a location
                                         $600 per location
    In addition to the above fees, a minimum penalty of $10 or 
25 percent of the fee due, whichever is greater, shall be 
charged for any application for renewal not received by January 
1 of the year following expiration of a certificate. 
    Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.54, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [VIRUS DISEASE-FREE CERTIFICATION.] The 
commissioner shall have the authority to provide special 
services such as virus disease-free certification and other 
similar programs.  Participation by nursery operators stock 
growers shall be voluntary.  Plants offered for sale as 
certified virus-free must be grown according to certain 
procedures in a manner defined by the commissioner for the 
purpose of eliminating viruses and other injurious disease or 
insect pests.  The commissioner shall collect reasonable fees 
from participating nursery operators stock growers for services 
and materials that are necessary to conduct this type of work, 
as provided in section 16A.128.  
    Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.55, is 
amended to read: 
    18.55 [RECIPROCITY WITH OTHER STATES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [OUT-OF-STATE NURSERY OPERATOR STOCK 
GROWER, DEALER, OR AGENT.] A nursery operator stock grower, 
dealer, or agent from another state which issues certificates to 
nursery operators stock growers, dealers, or agents of Minnesota 
on the same or similar basis as to nursery operators stock 
growers, dealers, or agents of such state may operate in 
Minnesota upon complying with the plant pest act without 
procuring a Minnesota certificate.  Any person from another 
state shipping nursery stock into Minnesota shall be accorded 
treatment similar to that which is required of Minnesota nursery 
operators stock growers, dealers, or agents who ship or sell 
nursery stock in such state.  No reciprocity shall be extended 
under this section until the commissioner has first determined 
which states issue certificates to nursery operators stock 
growers, dealers, or agents of Minnesota on the same or similar 
basis as to nursery operators stock growers, dealers, or agents 
of such states.  
    Subd. 2.  [FILING OUT-OF-STATE CERTIFICATES OF INSPECTION.] 
Each out-of-state nursery operator stock grower or dealer whose 
nursery stock is sold, offered for sale, or distributed within 
this state shall file a certified current copy of an 
out-of-state certificate in the office of the commissioner.  The 
commissioner may accept, in lieu of such individual 
certificates, a certified list of current certified nursery 
operators stock growers or dealers from the regulatory agency 
having jurisdiction in the state of origin, and may distribute 
such lists to persons in the state of Minnesota requesting 
them.  The commissioner also may supply certified lists of 
certified Minnesota nursery operators stock growers and dealers 
offering nursery stock for sale in Minnesota and other states on 
request of any person.  If any certified nursery operator stock 
grower or dealer has violated any provisions of the plant pest 
act, the filed certificate will be voided or the nursery 
operator's person's name will be stricken from the appropriate 
certified list.  
    Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.56, is 
amended to read: 
    18.56 [TAGS.] 
    A tag bearing a reasonable facsimile of the nursery stock 
grower or dealer certificate of inspection shall be attached to 
every package or bundle of nursery stock sold or transported by 
any person.  The form of each tag shall be approved by the 
commissioner before being used. 
    Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.57, is 
amended to read: 
    18.57 [CARRIERS NOT TO ACCEPT UNTAGGED STOCK.] 
    All carriers for hire, including railroad companies, 
express companies and truck lines shall not accept nursery stock 
which is not tagged with a valid tag of the nursery stock grower 
or dealer making the shipment.  The carrier shall promptly 
notify the commissioner regarding any prohibited shipment.  
    Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 18.60, is 
amended to read: 
    18.60 [PENALTIES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [CERTIFICATE MAY BE REVOKED REVOCATION.] In 
addition to or in lieu of administrative penalties under 
subdivision 2, the certificate of any person violating any of 
the provisions of the plant pest act may be suspended or revoked 
by the commissioner upon five days notice and opportunity to be 
heard.  
    Subd. 2.  [MISDEMEANOR ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY.] Any person 
violating any of the provisions of the plant pest act, or any 
rule promulgated thereunder shall be guilty of a 
misdemeanor.  The commissioner may impose an administrative 
penalty on a person who violates sections 18.44 to 18.61.  For a 
first violation, the commissioner may impose an administrative 
penalty of not more than $1,000 for each violation.  For a 
second or succeeding violation, the commissioner may impose an 
administrative penalty of not more than $1,500 for each 
violation.  Each day a violation continues is a separate 
violation.  In determining the amount of the administrative 
penalty to be assessed under this section, the commissioner 
shall consider the gravity of the offense, the size of the 
business involved, and the effect of the penalty on the person's 
ability to continue in business. 
    Subd. 3.  [APPEAL.] A person adversely affected by an act, 
order, or ruling made under this section, or a rule adopted 
under the plant pest act, may appeal under chapter 14. 
    Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 27.19, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROHIBITED ACTS.] (a) A person subject to 
the provisions of this section and sections 27.01 to 27.15 may 
not:  
    (1) operate or advertise to operate as a dealer at 
wholesale without a license; 
    (2) make any false statement or report as to the grade, 
condition, markings, quality, or quantity of produce, as defined 
in section 27.069, received or delivered, or act in any manner 
to deceive a consignor or purchaser; 
    (3) refuse to accept a shipment contracted for by the 
person, unless the refusal is based upon the showing of a state 
inspection certificate secured with reasonable promptness after 
the receipt of the shipment showing that the kind and quality of 
produce, as defined in section 27.069, is other than that 
purchased or ordered by the person; 
    (4) fail to account or make a settlement for produce within 
the required time; 
    (5) violate or fail to comply with the terms or conditions 
of a contract entered into by the person for the purchase or 
sale of produce; 
    (6) purchase for a person's own account any produce 
received on consignment, either directly or indirectly, without 
the consent of the consignor; 
    (7) issue a false or misleading market quotation, or cancel 
a quotation during the period advertised by the person; 
    (8) increase the sales charges on produce shipped to the 
person by means of "dummy" or fictitious sales; 
    (9) receive decorative forest products and the products of 
farms and waters from foreign states or countries for sale or 
resale, either within or outside of the state, and give the 
purchaser the impression, through any method of advertising or 
description, that the produce is of Minnesota origin; 
    (10) fail to notify in writing all suppliers of produce of 
the protection afforded to suppliers by the person's licensee 
bond, including:  availability of a bond, notice requirements, 
and any other conditions of the bond; 
    (11) make a false statement to the commissioner on an 
application for license or bond or in response to written 
questions from the commissioner regarding the license or bond; 
    (12) commit to pay and not pay in full for all produce 
committed for.  A processor may not pay an amount less than the 
full contract price if the crop produced is satisfactory for 
processing and is not harvested for reasons within the 
processor's control.  If the processor sets the date for 
planting, bunching, unusual yields, and a processor's inability 
or unwillingness to harvest must be considered to be within the 
processor's control.  Under this clause growers must be 
compensated for passed acreage at the same rate for grade and 
yield as they would have received had the crop been harvested in 
a timely manner minus any contractual provision for green manure 
or feed value.  Both parties are excused from payment or 
performance for crop conditions that are beyond the control of 
the parties; or 
    (13) discriminate between different sections, localities, 
communities, or cities, or between persons in the same 
community, by purchasing produce from farmers of the same grade, 
quality, and kind, at different prices, except that price 
differentials are allowed if directly related to the costs of 
transportation, shipping, and handling of the produce and a 
person is allowed to meet the prices of a competitor in good 
faith, in the same locality for the same grade, quality, and 
kind of produce.  A showing of different prices by the 
commissioner is prima facie evidence of discrimination.  
    (b) A separate violation occurs with respect to each 
different person involved, each purchase or transaction 
involved, and each false statement. 
    Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 28A.08, is 
amended to read: 
    28A.08 [LICENSE FEES; PENALTIES.] 
    License fees, penalties for late renewal of licenses, and 
penalties for not obtaining a license before conducting business 
in food handling that are set in this section apply to the 
sections named except as provided under section 28A.09.  Except 
as specified herein, bonds and assessments based on number of 
units operated or volume handled or processed which are provided 
for in said laws shall not be affected, nor shall any penalties 
for late payment of said assessments, nor shall inspection fees, 
be affected by this chapter.  The late penalty penalties may be 
waived by the commissioner. 
                                                  Penalties 
Type of food handler                    License  Late     No
                                        Fee      Renewal  License
1.   Retail food handler
     (a) Having gross sales of only
     prepackaged nonperishable food
     of less than $50,000 $15,000 for 
     the immediately previous           $ 40     $ 15     $ 25
     license or fiscal year and 
     filing a statement with the 
     commissioner
     (b) Having under $15,000 gross
     sales including food preparation 
     or having $15,000 to $50,000 
     gross sales for the immediately 
     previous license or fiscal year    $ 55     $ 15     $ 25
     (b) (c) Having $50,000 to $250,000 
     gross sales for the immediately    $ 75     $ 25     $ 25
     previous license or fiscal year    $105     $ 35     $ 75
     (c) (d) Having $250,000 to 
     $1,000,000 gross sales for the 
     immediately previous license or    $125     $ 50     $ 50
     fiscal year                        $180              $100
     (d) (e) Having over $1,000,000 to 
     $5,000,000 gross sales for the 
     immediately previous license or    $250     $ 75     $100
     fiscal year                        $500     $100     $175
     (f) Having $5,000,000 to
     $10,000,000 gross sales for the
     immediately previous license or
     fiscal year                        $700     $150     $300
     (g) Having over $10,000,000
     gross sales for the immediately
     previous license or fiscal year    $800     $200     $350
2.   Wholesale food handler
     (a) Having gross sales or
     service of less than $250,000
     for the immediately previous       $100     $ 25      $ 50
     license or fiscal year             $200     $ 50      $100
     (b) Having $250,000 to
     $1,000,000 gross sales or
     service for the immediately        $150     $ 38      $ 75
     previous license or fiscal year    $400     $100      $200
     (c) Having over $1,000,000
     to $5,000,000 gross sales or
     service for the immediately        $200     $ 50      $100
     previous license or fiscal year    $500     $125      $250
     (d) Having over $5,000,000
     gross sales for the immediately
     previous license or fiscal year    $575     $150      $300
3.   Food broker                        $ 75     $ 25      $ 25
                                        $100     $ 30      $ 50
4.   Wholesale food processor
     or manufacturer 
     (a) Having gross sales of less 
     than $250,000 for the immediately  $200     $ 50      $ 75
     previous license or fiscal year    $275     $ 75      $150
     (b) Having $250,000 to $1,000,000 
     gross sales for the immediately    $275     $ 75      $100
     previous license or fiscal year    $400     $100      $200
     (c) Having over $1,000,000 to
     $5,000,000 gross sales for the 
     immediately previous license or    $375     $100      $125
     fiscal year                        $500     $125      $250
     (d) Having over $5,000,000
     gross sales for the immediately
     previous license or fiscal year    $575     $150      $300
5.   Wholesale food processor of
     meat or poultry products
     under supervision of the
     U. S. Department of Agriculture 
     (a) Having gross sales of less 
     than $250,000 for the immediately  $100     $ 25      $ 38
     previous license of or fiscal      $150     $ 50      $ 75
     year 
     (b) Having $250,000 to $1,000,000 
     gross sales for the immediately    $150     $ 50      $ 45
     previous license or fiscal year    $225     $ 75      $125
     (c) Having over $1,000,000 to
     $5,000,000 gross sales for the
     immediately previous license or    $175     $ 50      $ 53
     fiscal year                        $275     $ 75      $150
     (d) Having over $5,000,000
     gross sales for the immediately
     previous license or fiscal year    $325     $100      $175
6.   Wholesale food manufacturer
     having the permission of the
     commissioner to use the name
     Minnesota farmstead cheese         $ 30     $ 10      $ 15
7.   Nonresident frozen dairy 
     manufacturer                       $200     $ 50      $ 75
    Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 29.22, is 
amended to read: 
    29.22 [DEALERS EGG HANDLERS ANNUAL INSPECTION FEE; 
DISPOSITION OF FEES.] 
    Subd. 2.  [COMPUTATION; FEE SCHEDULE; RECORDS.] In addition 
to the annual dealer's food handler's license, required under 
section 28A.04, there shall be is an annual inspection fee 
applicable to every person who engages in the business of buying 
for resale, selling, dealing, or trading in eggs except a retail 
grocer who sells eggs previously candled and graded, such.  The 
fee to must be computed on the basis of the number of cases of 
shell eggs handled at each place of business during the month of 
April of each year, providing that if said dealer or processor 
is not operating during the month of April, the department shall 
estimate the volume of shell eggs handled, and may revise the 
fee after three months of operation.  In the event that highest 
volume month of each licensing year.  If a given lot of eggs is 
moved from one location of business to a second location of 
business and provided that the dealers' food handler's license 
is held by the same person at both locations, the given lot of 
eggs shall must be counted in determining the volume of business 
on which the inspection fee is based at the first location of 
business but shall must not enter into the computation of volume 
of business for the second location.  For the purpose of 
determining fees, a case shall be "case" means one of 30 dozen 
capacity.  The schedule of fees shall be is as follows: 
 
VOLUME (30 DOZEN CASES) IN APRIL  MINIMUM - MAXIMUM FEE   
HIGHEST VOLUME OF CASES EACH                 FEE          
LICENSING YEAR     
   1 -    100 50                        $  5 - $ 10       
  51 -    100                                  $ 25       
 101 -   1000                           $ 10 - $ 25 $ 50  
1001 -   2000                           $ 25 - $ 50 $ 75  
2001 -   4000                           $ 50 - $ 75 $100  
4001 -   6000                           $ 75 - $100 $125  
6001 -   8000                           $100 - $125 $150  
8001 - 10,000                           $125 - $150 $200  
  OVER 10,000                           $150 - $200 $250  
    The commissioner shall fix the annual inspection fee within 
the limits set herein and may annually adjust the fee, as the 
commissioner deems necessary, within those limits, to more 
nearly meet the costs of inspection required to enforce the 
provisions of sections 29.21 to 29.28.  Each person subject to 
such the inspection fee in this section shall, under the 
direction of the commissioner, keep such records as may be 
necessary to accurately determine the volume of shell eggs on 
which the inspection fee is due and shall prepare annually a 
written report of such the volume upon forms supplied by the 
commissioner.  This report, together with the required 
inspection fee, shall must be filed with the department on or 
before the last day of May of each year.  
    Subd. 3.  [CANDLERS AND GRADERS.] The commissioner shall 
have has general supervisory powers over the candlers and 
graders of eggs and may conduct, in collaboration with the 
institute college of agriculture and the extension service of 
the University of Minnesota, an educational and training program 
to improve the efficiency and quality of the work done by such 
candlers.  
    Subd. 4.  [EGG BREAKING PLANTS.] Any person engaged in the 
business of breaking eggs for resale shall at all times comply 
with the rules of the department in respect to the conduct 
of such that business.  The commissioner shall collect from each 
egg breaking plant laboratory fees for routine analysis and full 
reimbursement for services performed by a state inspector 
assigned to that plant on a continuous basis as provided for in 
under section 29.27.  
    Subd. 5.  [DEPOSIT DISPOSITION OF FEES; APPROPRIATION.] All 
fees collected, together with and all fines paid for any a 
violation of any provision of sections 29.21 to 29.28 or any 
rules promulgated thereunder under those sections, as well as 
all license fees and penalties for late license renewal, 
shall must be deposited in the state treasury, and shall be 
credited to a separate account to be known as the egg law 
inspection fund, which is hereby created, set aside, and 
appropriated as a revolving fund to be used by the department to 
help defray the expense of inspection, supervision, and 
enforcement of sections 29.21 to 29.28 and shall be is in 
addition to and not in substitution for the sums regularly 
appropriated or otherwise made available for this purpose to the 
department. 
    Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 31.39, is 
amended to read: 
    31.39 [ASSESSMENTS; INSPECTION SERVICES; COMMERCIAL 
CANNERIES ACCOUNT.] 
    The commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to 
collect from each commercial cannery an assessment for 
inspection and services furnished, and for maintaining a 
bacteriological laboratory and employing such bacteriologists 
and trained and qualified sanitarians as the commissioner may 
deem necessary.  The assessment to be made on each commercial 
cannery, for each and every packing season, shall not exceed 
one-half cent per case on all foods packed, canned, or preserved 
therein, nor shall the assessment in any one calendar year to 
any one cannery exceed $2,500 $3,000, and the minimum assessment 
to any cannery in any one calendar year shall be $100; provided, 
that the amount of the annual license fee collected under 
section 28A.08 shall be used to reduce the annual assessment for 
that year.  The commissioner shall provide appropriate 
deductions from assessments for the net weight of meat, chicken, 
or turkey ingredients which have been inspected and passed for 
wholesomeness by the United States Department of Agriculture.  
The commissioner may, when the commissioner deems it advisable, 
graduate and reduce the assessment to such sum as is required to 
furnish the inspection and laboratory services rendered.  The 
assessment made and the license fees, penalties, and other sums 
so collected shall be deposited in the state treasury, as other 
departmental receipts are deposited, but shall constitute a 
separate account to be known as the commercial canneries 
inspection account, which is hereby created, and together with 
moneys now remaining in said account, set aside, and 
appropriated as a revolving fund, to meet the expense of special 
inspection, laboratory and other services rendered, as provided 
in sections 31.31 to 31.392.  The amount of such assessment 
shall be due and payable on or before December 31, of each year, 
and if not paid on or before February 15 following, shall bear 
interest after that date at the rate of seven percent per annum, 
and a penalty of ten percent on the amount of the assessment 
shall also be added and collected. 
    Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 32.394, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [GRADE A INSPECTION FEES.] A processor or 
marketing organization of milk, milk products, sheep milk, or 
goat milk who wishes to market Grade A milk or use the Grade A 
label must apply for Grade A inspection service from the 
commissioner.  A pasteurization plant requesting Grade A 
inspection service must hold a Grade A permit and pay an annual 
inspection fee of no more than $500.  For Grade A farm 
inspection service, the fee must be no more than $66 $50 per 
farm, paid annually by the processor or by the marketing 
organization on behalf of its patrons.  For a farm requiring a 
reinspection in addition to the required biannual inspections, 
an additional fee of no more than $33 $25 per reinspection must 
be paid by the processor or by the marketing organization on 
behalf of its patrons.  If the commissioner deems it necessary 
to more nearly meet the cost of the service, the commissioner 
may annually adjust the assessments within the limits set in 
this subdivision.  The Grade A farm inspection fee must not 
exceed the lesser of (1) 40 percent of the department's actual 
average cost per farm inspection or reinspection; or (2) the 
dollar limits set in this subdivision.  No fee increase may be 
implemented until after the commissioner has held three or more 
public hearings.  
    Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 32.394, 
subdivision 8b, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 8b.  [MANUFACTURING GRADE FARM CERTIFICATION.] A 
processor or marketing organization of milk, milk products, 
sheep milk, or goat milk who wishes to market other than Grade A 
milk must apply for a manufacturing grade farm certification 
inspection from the commissioner.  A manufacturing plant that 
pasteurizes milk or milk by-products must pay an annual fee 
based on the number of pasteurization units.  This fee must not 
exceed $140 per unit.  The fee for farm certification inspection 
must not be more than $33 $25 per farm to be paid annually by 
the processor or by the marketing organization on behalf of its 
patrons.  For a farm requiring more than the one annual 
inspection required for certification, an additional a 
reinspection fee of no more than $33 $25 must be paid by the 
processor or by the marketing organization on behalf of its 
patrons.  The fee must be set by the commissioner in an amount 
necessary to meet cover 40 percent of the department's actual 
cost of providing the service annual inspection but must not 
exceed the limits in this subdivision.  No fee increase may be 
implemented until after the commissioner has held three or more 
public hearings.  
    Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 32.394, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 8d.  [PROCESSOR ASSESSMENT.] (a) A manufacturer shall 
pay to the commissioner a fee for fluid milk processed and milk 
used in the manufacture of fluid milk products sold in 
Minnesota.  Beginning July 1, 1991, the fee is five cents per 
hundredweight.  If the commissioner determines that a different 
fee, not exceeding nine cents per hundredweight, when combined 
with general fund appropriations and fees charged under sections 
17 and 18, is needed to provide adequate funding for the Grades 
A and B inspection programs, the commissioner may, by rule, 
change the fee on processors. 
    (b) Processors must report quantities of milk processed 
under paragraph (a) on forms provided by the commissioner.  
Processor fees must be paid monthly.  The commissioner may 
require the production of records as necessary to determine 
compliance with this subdivision. 
    Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 41A.09, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [PAYMENTS FROM ACCOUNT.] The commissioner of 
revenue shall make cash payments to producers of ethanol or wet 
alcohol located in the state.  These payments shall apply only 
to ethanol or wet alcohol fermented in the state.  The amount of 
the payment for each producer's annual production shall be as 
follows: 
    (a) For each gallon of ethanol produced: 
    (1) For the period beginning July 1, 1986, and ending June 
30, 1987, 15 cents per gallon; 
    (2) For the period beginning July 1, 1987, and ending June 
30, 2000, 20 cents per gallon. 
    (b) For each gallon produced of wet alcohol during the 
period beginning July 1, 1989, and ending June 30, 2000, a 
payment in cents per gallon calculated by the formula "alcohol 
purity in percent divided by five," and rounded to the nearest 
cent per gallon, but not less than 11 cents per gallon.  The 
producer payment for wet alcohol under this section may be paid 
to either the original producer of wet alcohol or the secondary 
processor, at the option of the original producer, but not to 
both. 
    (c) The total payments from the fund to all producers may 
not exceed $200,000 during the period beginning July 1, 1986, 
and ending June 30, 1987, and may not exceed $10,000,000 in any 
fiscal year during the period beginning July 1, 1987, and ending 
June 30, 1991, and may not exceed $4,500,000 in any fiscal year 
during the period beginning July 1, 1991, and ending June 30, 
2000.  Total payments to any producer from the account in any 
fiscal year may not exceed $3,000,000. 
    By the last day of October, January, April, and July, each 
producer shall file a claim for payment for production during 
the preceding three calendar months.  The volume of production 
must be verified by a certified financial audit performed by an 
independent certified public accountant using generally accepted 
accounting procedures. 
    Payments shall be made November 15, February 15, May 15, 
and August 15. 
    Sec. 22.  [137.341] [FARM SAFETY SPECIALIST POSITION.] 
    The Minnesota legislature finds that because the extension 
service has unique opportunities for delivering health and 
safety messages to farm families, the extension service is urged 
to retain and, to the extent practicable, keep filled at all 
times, the staff position of farm safety specialist. 
    Sec. 23.  [137.342] [RESEARCH CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL 
HEALTH AND SAFETY.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [CREATION.] There is created within the 
division of environmental and occupational health in the 
University of Minnesota school of public health and under its 
direction an interagency, interdisciplinary research center for 
agricultural health and safety.  The center shall coordinate 
funding for, and the findings of, research projects designed to 
reduce injury and death from farm accidents, reduce long-term 
exposure to potentially hazardous agricultural agents, and make 
health care services more available to persons who suffer from 
health problems related to agriculture. 
    Subd. 2.  [FARM SAFETY ADVISORY COMMISSION.] The 
commissioner of agriculture may appoint a farm safety advisory 
commission to support, review, and monitor the programs and 
activities of the research center for agricultural health and 
safety.  Appointees to the commission must represent a broad 
range of interests including education, production farming, 
agricultural wholesale and retail businesses, statewide farm 
organizations, and manufacturers of agricultural machinery and 
chemicals.  The advisory commission may assist in raising funds 
and developing resources for the promotion of farm safety.  The 
advisory commission may participate in farm safety advertising 
campaigns, farm equipment safety training, and farm safety audit 
programs. 

                   SAFETY EQUIPMENT ON FARM TRACTORS 
    Sec. 24.  [325F.6670] [EQUIPMENT REQUIRED AT TIME OF SALE.] 
    (a) No farm equipment dealer or other seller required to 
collect an excise tax under section 297A.02 may sell a farm 
tractor as defined in section 325F.6651, subdivision 2, unless, 
at the time of sale, the tractor is equipped with safety 
equipment as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c). 
    (b) If originally provided by the manufacturer, the farm 
tractor must have 
    (1) power-take-off shields; and 
    (2) road transport lighting and reflector systems. 
    (c) Whether or not originally provided by the manufacturer, 
the farm tractor must have a slow-moving vehicle sign displayed 
in accordance with section 169.522. 
    Sec. 25.  [FARM SAFETY AUDIT PILOT PROJECT.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [FINDING.] Farming continues to be one of 
the most dangerous occupations.  All members of farm families 
experience risks and disabling accidents at a rate much higher 
than the general population of the state.  A pilot project is 
needed to evaluate the effectiveness of farm safety audits in 
improving farm safety. 
    Subd. 2.  [FARM SAFETY AUDIT PILOT PROJECT.] The Minnesota 
extension service shall coordinate and carry out a farm safety 
audit pilot project involving comprehensive farm safety audits, 
performed as part of a partnership with selected township mutual 
insurance companies. 
    Subd. 3.  [REPORT.] The Minnesota extension service and the 
commissioner of agriculture shall report by January 1, 1994, to 
the agriculture committees of the senate and house of 
representatives on the findings of the farm safety audit pilot 
project. 
    Sec. 26.  [FARM VEHICLES AND DRIVERS; PUBLIC ROAD SAFETY 
RECOMMENDATIONS.] 
    The commissioner of public safety shall report to the 
legislature by July 1, 1992, on recommendations for changes in 
statute, administrative rule, or public education materials and 
practices to improve public road safety related to requirements 
for lighting and reflectors on farm vehicles.  
    Sec. 27.  [PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING; EFFECTIVENESS.] 
    The Minnesota pesticide applicator education and training 
review board shall perform an evaluation of the extent to which 
the Minnesota extension service applicator training programs 
have resulted in safer handling of pesticides.  The commissioner 
of agriculture shall report to the legislature on the findings 
of the board not later than April 1, 1992. 
    Sec. 28.  [CONTINUED LEVEL OF DAIRY FARM INSPECTIONS.] 
    The commissioner of agriculture must continue dairy farm 
inspections at a level no lower than 1990. 
    Sec. 29.  Laws 1987, chapter 396, article 6, section 2, is 
amended to read: 
    Sec. 2.  [17.109] [MINNESOTA GROWN MATCHING ACCOUNT.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The Minnesota grown 
matching account is established as a separate account in the 
state treasury.  The account shall be administered by the 
commissioner of agriculture as provided in this section. 
    Subd. 2.  [FUNDING SOURCES.] The Minnesota grown matching 
account shall consist of contributions from private sources and 
appropriations. 
    Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATIONS MUST BE MATCHED BY PRIVATE 
FUNDS.] (a) Appropriations to the Minnesota grown matching 
account may be expended only to the extent that they are matched 
with contributions to the account from private sources as 
provided in paragraph (b) for fiscal years 1988 and 1989. 
    (b) Private contributions shall be matched on a basis of 
four dollars $4 of the appropriation to each one dollar $1 of 
private contributions.  Matching funds are not available after 
the appropriation is encumbered.  Private contributions made 
from January 1, 1987, until the end of fiscal year 1987 shall be 
matched by the appropriation for fiscal year 1988.  Amounts that 
are not matched in fiscal year 1988 are available to be matched 
in fiscal year 1989.  
    Subd. 4.  [EXPENDITURES.] The amount in the Minnesota grown 
matching account that is matched by private contributions and 
the private contributions are appropriated to the commissioner 
of agriculture for promotion of products using the Minnesota 
grown logo and labeling. 
    Sec. 30.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 and 22 are effective the day following final 
enactment.  Section 14 is effective the day following final 
enactment and covers contracts for the 1991 crop year.  Sections 
23 and 25 are effective July 1, 1991.  Section 24 is effective 
October 1, 1991. 
    Presented to the governor May 31, 1991 
    Signed by the governor June 3, 1991, 9:58 p.m.