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                            CHAPTER 109-H.F.No. 866 
                  An act relating to local government; authorizing home 
                  rule charter and statutory cities to make grants to 
                  nonprofit community food shelves; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1994, section 604A.10, subdivision 1; 
                  proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
                  chapter 465. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [465.039] [GIFTS TO ORGANIZATIONS DISTRIBUTING 
        FOOD.] 
           The governing body of a home rule charter or statutory city 
        may appropriate each year out of the general fund of the city, 
        or other unrestricted money, an amount to be determined by the 
        governing body to provide grants to nonprofit organizations 
        operating community food shelves that provide food to the needy 
        without charge. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 604A.10, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) For the purposes of this 
        section, the following terms have the meanings given them. 
           (b) "Distressed food" means, in addition to the definition 
        in section 31.495, certain perishable foods, as defined in 
        section 28A.03, that may not be readily marketable due to 
        appearance, freshness, grade, surplus, or other considerations 
        and are not suspect of having been rendered unsafe or unsuitable 
        for food use and are adequately labeled.  
           (c) "Food bank" means a surplus food collection and 
        distribution system operated and established to assist in 
        bringing donated food to nonprofit charitable organizations and 
        individuals for the purpose of reducing hunger and meeting 
        nutritional needs. 
           (d) "Food facility" means: 
           (1) a restaurant, food establishment, grocery store, 
        delicatessen, convenience store, vehicle, vending machine, 
        produce stand, temporary food facility, satellite food 
        distribution facility, stationary mobile food preparation unit, 
        or mobile food preparation unit; 
           (2) a place used in conjunction with the operations 
        described in clause (1), including, but not limited to, storage 
        facilities for food-related utensils, equipment, and materials; 
        or 
           (3) a farmers' market. 
           (e) "Nonprofit charitable organization" means an 
        organization that is incorporated under the Minnesota nonprofit 
        corporation act and is operating for charitable purposes. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 2, 1995 
           Signed by the governor May 3, 1995, 11:02 a.m.