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                            CHAPTER 407-S.F.No. 2167 
                  An act relating to the organization and operation of 
                  state government; appropriating money and adding and 
                  modifying provisions relating to the environment, 
                  natural resources, and agriculture; supplementing, 
                  reducing, and modifying earlier appropriations; 
                  providing for reports and fees; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1994, sections 17.117, subdivision 3; 17B.15, 
                  subdivision 1; 18E.02, subdivision 5; 28A.04, 
                  subdivision 1; 28A.09, subdivision 1; 28A.15, 
                  subdivisions 7, 8, and by adding a subdivision; 
                  28A.16; 28A.17; 32.21, subdivision 4; 32.394, 
                  subdivision 8d, and by adding a subdivision; 32.415; 
                  35.821, subdivision 3, and by adding a subdivision; 
                  85.015, by adding a subdivision; 85.053, subdivision 
                  7; 85.054, by adding a subdivision; 85.055, 
                  subdivision 1; 94.16, subdivision 3; 97A.028, 
                  subdivisions 1 and 3; 103D.345, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 103G.405; and 161.1419, subdivision 2; 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, sections 28A.03; 
                  28A.08, subdivision 1; 85.015, subdivision 7; 85.019, 
                  subdivision 4a; 103F.725, subdivision 1a; and 446A.07, 
                  subdivision 8; Laws 1995, chapters 207, article 1, 
                  section 2, subdivision 7; 220, sections 5, subdivision 
                  3; 19, subdivisions 4, 6, 10, and 19; and 254, article 
                  1, section 93; proposing coding for new law in 
                  Minnesota Statutes, chapters 17; 21; and 103F. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
        Section 1.  [ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums in the columns headed "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
        the agencies and for the purposes specified to be available for 
        the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  Amounts to be 
        reduced are designated by parentheses.  Fiscal year 1996 
        appropriations are available during the biennium ending June 30, 
        1997. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                                  1996          1997           TOTAL
        General                $1,858,000     $1,152,000     $3,010,000
        Solid Waste               150,000        629,000        779,000
        Minnesota Future
        Resources               3,258,000         -0-         3,258,000
        Environment and Natural
        Resources Trust         1,630,000         -0-         1,630,000
        Natural Resources       1,350,000         -0-         1,350,000
        Taconite Environmental
        Protection                750,000         -0-           750,000
        Permanent University                    (250,000)      (250,000)
        TOTAL                   8,996,000      1,531,000     10,527,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  1996         1997 
        Sec. 2.  POLLUTION CONTROL
        AGENCY                            $      309,000 $    264,000    
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 250,000       -0-  
        Solid Waste              59,000       264,000
        $200,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for a 
        detailed assessment of the water 
        quality point source activities as 
        detailed in the 1995 blue ribbon task 
        force report to the legislature.  
        $50,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for 
        legal defense of a lawsuit relating to 
        the expansion of the Potlatch facility 
        in the city of Cook.  
        $59,000 in fiscal year 1996 and 
        $264,000 in fiscal year 1997 are from 
        the solid waste fund for insurance 
        claims settlement and recovery 
        associated with landfills in the 
        landfill cleanup program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115B. 
        Sec. 3.  NATURAL RESOURCES             2,693,000      802,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 593,000     1,052,000
        Natural Resources     1,350,000       -0-  
        Taconite Environmental
        Protection              750,000       -0-
        Permanent University      -0-        (250,000)                
        $20,000 in fiscal year 1997 is for 
        posting of state forest land boundaries 
        in the Richard J. Dorer Memorial 
        Hardwood state forest.  This 
        appropriation is to supplement, and not 
        supplant, existing posting activities. 
        $250,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for 
        grants to the counties of Aitkin, 
        Becker, Clearwater, Hubbard, and St. 
        Louis for reforestation, timber stand 
        improvements, forest road 
        reconstruction and maintenance, aerial 
        photography, and new forest inventories 
        in areas damaged by windstorms in July 
        1995.  Of this amount, $4,200 is for 
        Aitkin county, $113,300 is for Becker 
        county, $83,800 is for Clearwater 
        county, $7,000 is for Hubbard county, 
        and $41,700 is for St. Louis county. 
        $240,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for 
        unanticipated costs the department 
        incurred for the assessment of timber 
        damage, cleanup, reconstruction, 
        replacement of damaged natural 
        resources, facilities, and roads, 
        removal of damaged trees and other 
        storm debris, and the cleanup and 
        repair of state park facilities related 
        to July 1995 storm damage. 
        $250,000 in fiscal year 1997 is for 
        minerals resources management.  This 
        appropriation is added to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1995, chapter 
        220, section 5, subdivision 2. 
        $350,000 in fiscal year 1997 is for 
        parks and recreation management.  The 
        department shall implement an 
        electronic state park permit tracking 
        system in fiscal year 1997 in 
        accordance with the plan prepared under 
        Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 5, 
        subdivision 5.  The legislature intends 
        that the state park permit fee 
        increases in section 38 and increased 
        camping fees will raise $325,000 by 
        June 30, 1997. 
        $75,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for a 
        grant to Morrison county to address the 
        problem of water flow along the 
        easterly shoreline of the Mississippi 
        river near Highway 10 in Morrison 
        county.  This funding is to be utilized 
        by the St. Anthony Falls laboratory of 
        the University of Minnesota to conduct 
        a comprehensive analysis of what is 
        causing the accelerated sedimentation 
        in the river, and how the problem can 
        best be resolved. 
        $28,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for a 
        grant to the city of Warren in Marshall 
        county to construct two dams on the 
        Snake river within the city of Warren 
        in Marshall county. 
        $150,000 in fiscal year 1997 is for 
        maintenance of state trails. 
        The commissioner of natural resources 
        must complete a long range plan, to the 
        year 2025, that identifies trail 
        maintenance needs and proposed costs 
        for the statewide trail system under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015. 
        $1,350,000 in fiscal year 1996 is from 
        the all-terrain vehicle account in the 
        natural resources fund to plan, 
        acquire, develop, and operate the Iron 
        Range off-highway vehicle recreation 
        area and to conduct the feasibility 
        study, to be available until June 30, 
        1998.  This appropriation is contingent 
        on the city of Gilbert entering into an 
        agreement to lease the city-owned land 
        within the Iron Range off-highway 
        vehicle recreation area to the state 
        for $1 per year.  The lease term must 
        be at least ten years, and 
        notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16B.24, subdivision 6, 
        paragraph (a), may be up to 20 years. 
        The commissioner of finance shall 
        transfer $675,000 from the off-road 
        vehicle account in the natural 
        resources fund to the all-terrain 
        vehicle account in the natural 
        resources fund, in one or more 
        installments, before July 1, 1998.  
        The commissioner of finance shall 
        transfer $135,000 from the off-highway 
        motorcycle account in the natural 
        resources fund to the all-terrain 
        vehicle account in the natural 
        resources fund, in one or more 
        installments, before July 1, 1998. 
        $750,000 in fiscal year 1996 is from 
        the taconite environmental protection 
        fund to acquire and develop the Iron 
        Range off-highway vehicle recreation 
        area. 
        The legislature hereby approves the 
        final plan for the integrated resource 
        management pilot project required in 
        Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 5, 
        subdivision 10. 
        $262,000 in fiscal year 1997 is to 
        partially restore a program reduction 
        made to the administrative, regional, 
        and support functions of the department.
        This appropriation is added to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1995, chapter 
        220, section 5, subdivision 9. 
        $20,000 in fiscal year 1997 is for 
        preparation of recommendations on the 
        reorganization of state and local 
        entities that protect and manage state 
        water resources. 
        Sec. 4.  AGRICULTURE                     670,000               
        $20,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for 
        purposes of the Minnesota dairy 
        producers board established in section 
        13.  Upon request of the board, the 
        commissioner shall release money for 
        appropriate expenditures of the board.* 
        (The preceding text beginning "$20,000" 
        was vetoed by the governor.) 
        $50,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for a 
        grant to the Passing on the Farm Center 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        17.985.  This appropriation is 
        available only to the extent it is 
        matched by nonstate money.  
        $75,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for a 
        grant to the central lakes agricultural 
        center for continuation and expansion 
        of a research project on potato blight. 
        This appropriation is available to the 
        extent that matching money in the 
        amount of $1 for every $2 of state 
        money is provided by nonstate sources. 
        $150,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for 
        grants to establish a one-on-one 
        educational delivery team system to 
        provide appropriate new technologies 
        applicable to all sizes of dairy farms 
        to farmers to enhance the financial 
        success and long-term sustainability of 
        dairy farms in the state.  The teams 
        must consist of farm business 
        management instructors, dairy extension 
        specialists, and dairy industry 
        partners to deliver the informational 
        and technological services.  Not later 
        than January 15, 1997, the commissioner 
        shall report to the agriculture and 
        environment and natural resources 
        finance committees of the house of 
        representatives and the agriculture and 
        rural development committee and the 
        finance division of the environmental 
        and natural resources committee of the 
        senate on the program under this 
        paragraph and the activities and the 
        findings of the dairy producers board. 
        $75,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for a 
        grant to a joint powers board formed 
        for the purpose of beaver damage 
        control that includes at least ten of 
        the following counties:  Beltrami, 
        Clay, Clearwater, Marshall, Pennington, 
        Polk, Red Lake, Mahnomen, Norman, 
        Becker, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, 
        Koochiching, St. Louis, Roseau, and 
        Lake of the Woods.  The grant must be 
        matched by at least $75,000 from the 
        joint powers board.  The joint powers 
        board may enter into an agreement with 
        the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians 
        for participation by the band in the 
        joint powers board's beaver damage 
        control program.  
        $25,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for a 
        contract with the Wabasha county 
        extension service for a pilot project 
        that will assist retiring farmers in 
        transferring their farms to beginning 
        farmers and provide educational and 
        social support necessary for the 
        transfer.  The project must bring 
        together retiring farmers and 
        prospective farmers; help the parties 
        negotiate agreements; monitor the 
        progress of matches; coordinate mentors 
        to provide beginning farmers with 
        expertise; and develop and implement an 
        educational farm management and peer 
        support program for beginning farmers.  
        The extension service shall coordinate 
        with other local and statewide 
        agricultural interest groups. * (The 
        preceding text beginning "$25,000" was 
        vetoed by the governor.) 
        $200,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for 
        research and development of best 
        management practices for the production 
        of alfalfa, development of alfalfa 
        varieties that possess optimal energy 
        and protein-value characteristics, and 
        the development of value-added alfalfa 
        products.  The commissioner of 
        agriculture shall accomplish the 
        purposes of this appropriation through 
        a collaborative effort that includes 
        the participation of the University of 
        Minnesota, the Agricultural Utilization 
        Research Institute and other 
        appropriate public and private 
        organizations. 
        $75,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for 
        development and promotion of integrated 
        pest management in an urban environment.
        The urban integrated pest management 
        development and promotion program must 
        be coordinated with metropolitan state 
        university. 
        Sec. 5.  OFFICE OF STRATEGIC
        AND LONG-RANGE PLANNING                   20,000               
        $20,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for a 
        study by the environmental quality 
        board of the issue of environmental 
        justice, as the term is defined by the 
        United States Environmental Protection 
        Agency and as described in Executive 
        Order No. 12898, issued February 11, 
        1994.  As part of the study, the board 
        must consult with the Asian-Pacific 
        Minnesotans council, the council on 
        Black Minnesotans, the Indian affairs 
        council, the Spanish-speaking affairs 
        council, the attorney general, the 
        departments of human rights, trade and 
        economic development, health, natural 
        resources, and agriculture, the 
        pollution control agency, and 
        appropriate business and labor groups.  
        By January 1, 1997, the board must 
        report on the study to the senate and 
        house of representatives environment 
        and natural resources committees.  The 
        report must address whether any 
        environmental justice concerns exist in 
        the state and what, if any, legislative 
        actions should be taken to address any 
        identified concerns.* (The preceding 
        section was vetoed by the governor.) 
        Sec. 6.  BOARD OF WATER AND 
        SOIL RESOURCES                           125,000               
        $125,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for a 
        grant to the Minnesota river basin 
        joint powers board for projects in the 
        Minnesota river basin, which may 
        include development of a recreation 
        plan.  This appropriation is contingent 
        on the joint powers board providing a 
        $75,000 match. 
        Sec. 7.  OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL 
        ASSISTANCE                                              100,000
        $100,000 in fiscal year 1997 is for 
        transfer to the attorney general to 
        assist local governments in dealing 
        with legal issues that arise in the 
        course of implementing state solid 
        waste programs, and to assist local 
        governments in the defense of selected 
        lawsuits challenging local government 
        implementation of state solid waste 
        programs.  The attorney general shall 
        assign at least one full-time attorney 
        to provide assistance under this 
        program.  
        Sec. 8.  MINNESOTA RESOURCES 
        Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation                   4,888,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Minnesota Future 
        Resources                           3,258,000
        Environment and
        Natural Resources 
        Trust                               1,630,000
        Unless otherwise provided, the amounts 
        in this section are available until 
        December 31, 1997, when projects must 
        be completed and final products 
        delivered. 
        Subd. 2.  Definitions
        (a) "Future resource fund" means the 
        Minnesota future resources fund in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.l3 
        (b) "Trust Fund" means the Minnesota 
        environment and natural resources trust 
        fund in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        116P.02, subdivision 6. 
        Subd. 3.  Parks and Trails
        (a) Metropolitan Regional Park System                 1,000,000 
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund for payment by the 
        commissioner of natural resources to 
        the metropolitan council for subgrants 
        to rehabilitate, develop, acquire, and 
        retrofit the metropolitan regional park 
        system consistent with the metropolitan 
        council regional recreation open space 
        capital improvement program. 
        This appropriation may be used for the 
        purchase of homes only if the purchases 
        are expressly included in the work 
        program approved by the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources. 
        (b) State Park and Recreation 
        Area Acquisition                                      1,000,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for acquisition of land 
        within the statutory boundaries of 
        state parks and recreation areas. 
        (c) Local Grants                                        895,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources to provide matching 
        grants to local units of government for 
        local park and recreation areas; trail 
        linkages between communities, trails, 
        and parks; and at least $100,000 for 
        the conservation partners program as 
        provided in Laws 1995, chapter 220, 
        section 19, subdivision 4, paragraph 
        (e).  In addition to the required work 
        program, grants may not be approved 
        until grant proposals to be funded have 
        been submitted to the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources, and 
        the commission has either made a 
        recommendation or allowed 60 days to 
        pass without making a recommendation.  
        The above appropriations are available 
        half for the seven-county metropolitan 
        area and half for outside the 
        metropolitan area.  For the purposes of 
        this paragraph, match includes nonstate 
        contributions in either cash or in-kind.
        (d) Chippewa County Regional Trail                      410,000
        This appropriation is to the 
        commissioner of natural resources from 
        the future resources fund for a grant 
        to the city of Montevideo for 
        acquisition and development of the 
        Chippewa county regional trail. 
        Subd. 4.  Urban Natural Resources                               
        Greenway Corridors and Natural                        
        Areas Project                                            50,000
        This appropriation is to the 
        commissioner of natural resources from 
        the future resources fund, to be 
        administered through region six, for 
        the greenway corridors and natural 
        areas project.  The appropriation must 
        be used to develop a strategy to 
        protect and manage greenway corridors 
        and significant natural areas in the 
        seven-county metropolitan area. 
        Subd. 5.  Management Approaches
        Upper Mississippi River Assessment Project               57,000 
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources to assist the 
        evaluation of the economic and 
        environmental sustainability of the 
        upper Mississippi river. 
        Subd. 6.  Natural Resource Data
        (a) Public Internet Access to Data and Information      360,000 
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for a joint project 
        with the pollution control agency to 
        provide public access via the internet 
        to natural resource, environmental, and 
        ecosystem data and information. 
        (b) Assessment of Wetland Regulations                    15,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the board of soil and 
        water resources, to be available until 
        June 30, 1997, for a contract to assess 
        the economic impact of wetland 
        regulations on property values, in 
        connection with a study by the wetland 
        heritage advisory committee of the 
        issue of compensation to landowners for 
        costs, including reduced property 
        values, resulting from regulation under 
        state law of draining and filling of 
        wetlands.  The wetland heritage 
        advisory committee shall conduct the 
        study in consultation with the attorney 
        general and representatives of property 
        rights groups and taxpayers groups.  
        The board of water and soil resources 
        shall report on the study by November 
        1, 1996, to the chairs of the senate 
        committees on agriculture and rural 
        development and environment and natural 
        resources, the finance division of the 
        senate committee on environment and 
        natural resources, and the house 
        committees on environment and natural 
        resources, agriculture, and environment 
        and natural resources finance.  The 
        report must include recommendations for 
        legislation to address weaknesses 
        identified. 
        Subd. 7.  Wildlife
        (a) RIM - Accelerate Critical Habitat 
        Match Program                                           750,000
        $630,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the environment and natural resources 
        trust fund and $120,000 is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for 
        activities authorized by Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 84.943. Projects must 
        occur in both urban and rural areas. 
        (b) Investigation of deformed 
        frogs in Minnesota                                      151,000 
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency to 
        investigate the health of frog 
        populations and evaluate the causes of 
        frog deformities. 
        $28,000 of this appropriation is for a 
        grant to the Center for Global 
        Environmental Education at Hamline 
        University to be used to work with 
        schools and other organizations, 
        including the study of frogs as 
        environmental indicators. 
        (c) Niemackl Watershed Improvement                      200,000 
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources to continue the 
        restoration of the Niemackl watershed 
        by improvement of water quality, flood 
        reduction, fish and wildlife habitat, 
        and recreation through citizen 
        participation with federal, state and 
        local governments, and nongovernment 
        agencies. 
        Subd. 8.  Project Requirements
        It is a condition of acceptance of the 
        appropriations in this section that any 
        agency or entity receiving the 
        appropriation must comply with 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P, and 
        Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 19, 
        subdivisions 17, 18, and 20. 
        Subd. 9.  Carryforward
        The availability of the appropriations 
        for the following projects is extended 
        to December 31, 1997, when projects 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered:  Laws 1995, chapter 220, 
        section 19, subdivision 5, paragraph 
        (g), mercury deposition and lake 
        quality trends; Laws 1994, chapter 632, 
        article 2, section 6, Silver Bay 
        harbor; and Laws 1993, chapter 172, 
        section 14, subdivision 10, paragraph 
        (o), Lake Superior safe 
        harbors-continuation. 
        Sec. 9.  UNIVERSITY OF      
        MINNESOTA                                200,000               
        $50,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for 
        funding of continued research and 
        development on improved turf grasses to 
        be produced in Minnesota.  The agronomy 
        department shall continue its 
        collaboration with turf seed-producing 
        and seed-marketing companies in the 
        state.  
        $150,000 in fiscal year 1996 is for the 
        Minnesota institute for sustainable 
        agriculture for the purposes of section 
        11, including the establishment of a 
        pilot regional agricultural sustainable 
        development center.  By February 15, 
        1997, the institute must report to the 
        senate committee on agriculture and 
        rural development and the finance 
        division of the environment and natural 
        resources committee, and the house of 
        representatives committees on 
        agriculture and environment and natural 
        resources finance on the development of 
        the pilot center.  The report must 
        include an analysis of nonstate 
        financing sources that may be available 
        to match state appropriations for the 
        program in future years.* (The 
        preceding text beginning "$150,000" was 
        vetoed by the governor.) 
        Sec. 10.  ATTORNEY GENERAL               91,000         365,000
        This appropriation is from the solid 
        waste fund for insurance claims 
        settlement and recovery associated with 
        landfills in the landfill cleanup 
        program under Minnesota Statutes, 
        chapter 115B. 
           Sec. 11.  [17.1161] [SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF MINNESOTA 
        AGRICULTURE PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; FRAMEWORK.] The Minnesota 
        institute for sustainable agriculture shall establish a 
        framework for participatory problem-solving in local communities 
        throughout rural Minnesota that will strengthen the connection 
        between local communities, regions, and the land-grant 
        university; invest research, education, and outreach dollars to 
        meet agreed-upon local and regional needs; and foster the 
        development of integrated agricultural systems that are 
        profitable, enhance environmental quality, and support rural 
        communities.  The framework must include regional, 
        community-controlled agricultural sustainable development 
        centers located at University of Minnesota regional experiment 
        stations.  At each center, the Minnesota institute for 
        sustainable agriculture shall facilitate the development of a 
        leadership team comprised of farmers, researchers, public 
        agencies, and other local community representatives to identify 
        problems, chart trends in problems over time, and develop an 
        understanding of the agricultural system as a whole, common 
        goals for development of the system, and five-year action plans 
        to address those goals.  The Minnesota institute for sustainable 
        agriculture shall appoint a statewide oversight group of persons 
        with a thorough knowledge of agriculture-related issues, 
        including farmers' organizations, commodity groups, rural 
        economic development groups, the department of agriculture and 
        other public agencies, academic personnel, the agricultural 
        utilization research institute, the Minnesota extension service, 
        and representatives from each regional leadership team.  The 
        oversight group shall review and comment on the regional 
        centers' action plans and integrate them into a comprehensive 
        agenda for long-term basic and applied research, education, and 
        outreach activities.  The oversight group shall use this agenda 
        to make recommendations on the allocation of funds for regional 
        or statewide use.  The Minnesota institute for sustainable 
        agriculture board of directors shall review and give final 
        approval of the allocation of funds after consultation with the 
        dean of the college of agricultural, food, and environmental 
        sciences at the University of Minnesota. 
           Subd. 2.  [PROGRAM AREAS.] Long-term research and education 
        activities must be focused in four program areas: 
           (1) sustainable cropping systems; 
           (2) development of markets and agriculture-related 
        businesses; 
           (3) sustainable livestock systems; and 
           (4) intergenerational transfer in agriculture. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] Up to $20,000,000 $40,000,000 
        of the balance in the water pollution control revolving fund in 
        section 446A.07, as determined by the public facilities 
        authority, is appropriated to the commissioner for the 
        establishment of this program. 
           Sec. 13.  [17.76] [MINNESOTA DAIRY PRODUCERS BOARD.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; COMPOSITION; OFFICERS.] (a) 
        The Minnesota dairy producers board consists of 17 members.  
        Fourteen of the members must be eligible family dairy producers. 
        Three of the members must represent food consumer groups.  For 
        purposes of this section, "eligible family dairy producer" means 
        a natural person who daily manages and operates a dairy farm 
        owned by the person.  "Eligible family dairy producer" does not 
        include a person who is currently an employee of or a member of 
        the board of directors of an organization involved in milk 
        processing or dairy marketing. 
           (b) The board shall elect from among its members a chair 
        and other appropriate officers. 
           Subd. 2.  [APPOINTMENT; TERMS; COMPENSATION.] (a) Two 
        members of the board shall be appointed by each of seven 
        organizations representing agriculture in Minnesota.  The 
        organizations are: 
           Minnesota Farms Union; 
           National Farmers Organization; 
           Farmers Union Milk Marketing Cooperative; 
           Minnesota Milk Producers; 
           Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota; 
           Minnesota Farm Bureau; and 
           Minnesota COACT. 
           One member of the board shall be appointed by each of three 
        organizations representing consumers in Minnesota.  The 
        organizations are: 
           Minnesota Food Association; 
           Minnesota Senior Federation; and 
           Minnesota COACT. 
           To the extent practicable, the members must be selected to 
        represent the broad diversity of Minnesota's dairy producers. 
           (b) The terms and compensation of members and reimbursement 
        for their expenses is governed by section 15.059. 
           Subd. 3.  [DUTIES.] (a) The board shall monitor economic 
        aspects of the dairy production, processing, and marketing 
        process including: 
           (1) the movement of milk by processors; 
           (2) price setting at the Green Bay, Wisconsin, cheese 
        exchange; 
           (3) processor pricing schemes; 
           (4) producer checkoffs and the use of checkoff funds; 
           (5) federal and state pricing policy; and 
           (6) other activities that affect the farm gate price of raw 
        milk. 
           (b) The board shall regularly educate producers, 
        processors, consumers, and policymakers about the reasons for 
        inadequate raw milk prices. 
           (c) The board shall conduct quarterly surveys of dairy 
        producers to identify problems created by milk prices that do 
        not provide a fair return on the investment of producers.  The 
        board must compile the information from these surveys and 
        recommend solutions to producers. 
           (d) The board shall determine dairy production costs in 
        each county through periodic surveys and from local 
        organizations of producers. 
           (e) The board shall serves as an advocate for dairy 
        producers in assuring that members of cooperatives are awarded 
        protections similar to the rights of members of cooperative 
        electric associations under section 216B.027. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 17B.15, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ADMINISTRATION; APPROPRIATION.] The fees 
        for inspection and weighing shall be fixed by the commissioner 
        and be a lien upon the grain.  The commissioner shall set fees 
        for all inspection and weighing in an amount adequate to pay the 
        expenses of carrying out and enforcing the purposes of sections 
        17B.01 to 17B.23, including the portion of general support costs 
        and statewide indirect costs of the agency attributable to that 
        function, with a reserve sufficient for up to six months.  The 
        commissioner shall review the fee schedule twice each year.  Fee 
        adjustments are not subject to chapter 14.  Payment shall be 
        required for services rendered.  If the grain is in transit, the 
        fees shall be paid by the carrier and treated as advance 
        charges, and, if received for storage, the fees shall be paid by 
        the warehouse operator, and added to the storage charges. 
           All fees collected and all fines and penalties for 
        violation of any provision of this chapter shall be deposited in 
        the grain inspection and weighing account, which is created in 
        the state treasury for carrying out the purpose of sections 
        17B.01 to 17B.23.  The money in the account, including interest 
        earned on the account, is annually appropriated to the 
        commissioner of agriculture to administer the provisions of 
        sections 17B.01 to 17B.23.  When money from any other account is 
        used to administer sections 17B.01 to 17B.23, the commissioner 
        shall notify the chairs of the agriculture, environment and 
        natural resources finance, and ways and means committees of the 
        house of representatives; the agriculture and rural development 
        and finance committees of the senate; and the finance division 
        of the environment and natural resources committee of the senate.
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 18E.02, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [ELIGIBLE PERSON.] "Eligible person" means: 
           (1) a responsible party or an owner of real property, but 
        does not include the state, a state agency, a political 
        subdivision of the state, except as provided in clause (2), the 
        federal government, or an agency of the federal government; or 
           (2) the owners of municipal airports at Perham, Madison, 
        and Hector, Minnesota where a licensed aerial pesticide 
        applicator has caused an incident through storage, handling, or 
        distribution operations for agricultural chemicals if (i) the 
        commissioner has determined that corrective action is necessary 
        and (ii) the commissioner determines, and the agricultural 
        chemical response compensation board concurs, that based on an 
        affirmative showing made by the owner, a responsible party 
        cannot be identified or the identified responsible party is 
        unable to comply with an order for corrective action.; or 
           The commissioner and the agricultural chemical response 
        compensation board must study and report to the legislative 
        water commission by January, 1994, the effect on the 
        agricultural chemical response and reimbursement account of 
        including other owners of municipal airports as eligible persons 
        under this chapter. 
           (3) a person involved in a transaction relating to real 
        property who is not a responsible party or owner of the real 
        property and who voluntarily takes corrective action on the 
        property in response to a request or order for corrective action 
        from the commissioner, except an owner of a municipal airport 
        not listed in clause (2). 
           Sec. 16.  [21.901] [BRAND NAME REGISTRATION.] 
           The owner or originator of a variety of nonhybrid seed that 
        is to be sold in this state must annually register the variety 
        with the commissioner if the variety is to be sold only under a 
        brand name.  The registration must include the brand name and 
        the variety of seed.  The brand name for a blend or mixture need 
        not be registered. 
           The fee is $15 for each variety registered for sale by 
        brand name. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        28A.03, is amended to read: 
           28A.03 [DEFINITIONS.] 
           As used in Subdivision 1.  [SCOPE.] The definitions in this 
        section apply to sections 28A.01 to 28A.16 the terms defined in 
        this section shall have the following meanings:. 
           (a) Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
        commissioner of agriculture of the state of Minnesota. 
           (b) Subd. 3.  [PERSON.] "Person" means any individual, 
        firm, corporation, company, association, cooperative, or 
        partnership and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or 
        other similar representative thereof. 
           (c) Subd. 4.  [PLACE OF BUSINESS.] "Place of business" 
        means every location where food or food items are manufactured, 
        processed, sold, stored, or handled, including buildings, 
        locations, permanent or portable structures, carnivals, 
        circuses, fairs, or any other permanent or temporary location. 
           Any vehicle or similar mobile unit from which food is sold 
        shall be considered a place of business for purposes of this 
        section if the food therefrom has been manufactured, packaged or 
        dispensed from bulk, or processed in any manner thereon. 
           (d) Subd. 5.  [FOOD.] "Food" includes every article used 
        for, entering into the consumption of, or used or intended for 
        use in the preparation of food, drink, confectionery, or 
        condiment for humans, whether simple, mixed or compound. 
           (1) (a) "Perishable food" is food which includes, but is 
        not limited to fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and other 
        products which need protection from extremes of temperatures in 
        order to avoid decomposition by microbial growth or otherwise. 
           (2) (b) "Readily perishable food" is food or a food 
        ingredient consisting in whole or in part of milk, milk 
        products, eggs, meat, fish, poultry or other food or food 
        ingredient which is capable of supporting rapid and progressive 
        growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms. 
           (3) (c) "Frozen food" is food which is processed and 
        preserved by freezing in accordance with good commercial 
        practices and which is intended to be sold in the frozen state. 
           (4) (d) For the purposes of this definition, packaged food 
        in hermetically sealed containers processed by heat to prevent 
        spoilage; packaged pickles; jellies, jams and condiments in 
        sealed containers; bakery products such as bread, rolls, buns, 
        donuts, fruit-filled pies and pastries; dehydrated packaged 
        food; and dry or packaged food so low in moisture content as to 
        preclude development of microorganisms are not "perishable 
        food," "readily perishable food," or "frozen food" within the 
        meaning of definitions (1), (2) and (3) herein paragraphs (a), 
        (b), and (c), when they are stored and handled in accordance 
        with good commercial practices. 
           (e) "Nonperishable food" is food described in paragraph (d) 
        with a shelf life of more than 90 days. 
           (e) Subd. 6.  [SELL; SALE.] "Sell" and "sale" 
        includes include the keeping, offering, or exposing for sale, 
        use, transporting, transferring, negotiating, soliciting, or 
        exchange of food, the having in possession with intent to sell, 
        use, transport, negotiate, solicit, or exchange the same and the 
        storing, or carrying thereof in aid of traffic therein whether 
        done or permitted in person or through others. 
           (f) Subd. 7.  [PRINCIPAL MODE OF BUSINESS.] "Principal mode 
        of business" means that type of business described under either 
        paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) in section 28A.05 within which 
        category the greatest amount of the applicant's food business 
        lies. 
           (g) Subd. 8.  [CUSTOM PROCESSOR.] "Custom processor"  means 
        a person who slaughters animals or processes noninspected meat 
        for the owner of the animals, and returns the meat products 
        derived from the slaughter or processing to the owner.  "Custom 
        processor" does not include a person who slaughters animals or 
        poultry or processes meat for the owner of the animals or 
        poultry on the farm or premises of the owner of the animals, 
        meat, or poultry.  For the purpose of this clause, "animals" or 
        "meat" do not include poultry or game animals or meat derived 
        therefrom. 
           (h) Subd. 9.  [MAJOR VIOLATIONS.] "Major violation" 
        includes conditions that cause food products to become 
        adulterated, as defined in section 31.121, or fraudulently 
        misbranded, as defined in section 31.123.  
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 28A.04, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION; DATE OF ISSUANCE.] No person 
        shall engage in the business of manufacturing, processing, 
        selling, handling, or storing food without having first obtained 
        from the commissioner a license for doing such business.  
        Applications for such license shall be made to the commissioner 
        in such manner and time as required and upon such forms as 
        provided by the commissioner and shall contain the name and 
        address of the applicant, address or description of each place 
        of business, and the nature of the business to be conducted at 
        each place, and such other pertinent information as the 
        commissioner may require. 
           A retail or wholesale food handler license shall be issued 
        for the period July 1 to June 30 following and shall be renewed 
        thereafter by the licensee on or before July 1 each year, except 
        that licenses for all mobile food concession units and retail 
        mobile units shall be issued for the period April 1 to March 31, 
        and shall be renewed thereafter by the licensee on or before 
        April 1 each year.  A license for a food broker or for a food 
        processor or manufacturer shall be issued for the period January 
        1 to December 31 following and shall be renewed thereafter by 
        the licensee on or before January 1 of each year.  A penalty for 
        a late renewal shall be assessed in accordance with section 
        28A.08. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        28A.08, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] 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 penalties may be waived by the commissioner.  Fees 
        for all new licenses must be based on the anticipated future 
        gross annual food sales.  
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 28A.09, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ANNUAL FEE; EXCEPTIONS.] Every 
        coin-operated food vending machine is subject to an annual state 
        inspection fee of $15 for each nonexempt machine except nut 
        vending machines which are subject to an annual state inspection 
        fee of $5 for each machine, provided that: 
           (a) Food vending machines may be inspected by either a home 
        rule charter or statutory city, or a county, but not both, and 
        if inspected by a home rule charter or statutory city, or a 
        county they shall not be subject to the state inspection fee, 
        but the home rule charter or statutory city, or the county may 
        impose an inspection or license fee of no more than the state 
        inspection fee.  A home rule charter or statutory city or county 
        that does not inspect food vending machines shall not impose a 
        food vending machine inspection or license fee. 
           (b) Vending machines dispensing only gum balls, hard candy, 
        unsorted confections candy, or ice manufactured and packaged by 
        another shall be exempt from the state inspection fee, but may 
        be inspected by the state.  A home rule charter or statutory 
        city may impose by ordinance an inspection or license fee of no 
        more than the state inspection fee for nonexempt machines on the 
        vending machines described in this paragraph.  A county may 
        impose by ordinance an inspection or license fee of no more than 
        the state inspection fee for nonexempt machines on the vending 
        machines described in this paragraph which are not located in a 
        home rule charter or statutory city.  
           (c) Vending machines dispensing only bottled or canned soft 
        drinks are exempt from the state, home rule charter or statutory 
        city, and county inspection fees, but may be inspected by the 
        commissioner or the commissioner's designee. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 28A.15, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  Persons whose principal business is not food 
        handling but who sell only ice manufactured and prepackaged by 
        another or, such nonperishable items as bottled or canned soft 
        drinks, prepackaged confections candy or nuts at retail, or 
        persons who for their own convenience or the convenience of 
        their employees have available for rehydration and consumption 
        on the premises such nonperishable items as dehydrated coffee, 
        soup, hot chocolate or other dehydrated food or beverage. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 28A.15, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  A licensed pharmacy selling only food additives, 
        food supplements, canned or prepackaged infant formulae, ice 
        manufactured and packaged by another, or such nonperishable food 
        items as bottled or canned soft drinks and prepackaged 
        confections candy or nuts at retail. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 28A.15, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 9.  An individual who prepares and sells food that is 
        not potentially hazardous food, as defined in rules adopted 
        under section 31.11, at a community event or farmer's market on 
        ten or fewer days in a calendar year and with gross receipts of 
        $1,000 or less in a calendar year.  If the food is not prepared 
        in a kitchen that is licensed or inspected, the seller must post 
        a visible sign or placard stating that:  "These products are 
        homemade and not inspected." 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 28A.16, is 
        amended to read: 
           28A.16 [PERSONS SELLING LIQUOR.] 
           The provisions of the Minnesota consolidated food licensing 
        law, sections 28A.01 to 28A.16 and acts amendatory thereto, 
        shall not apply to persons licensed to sell 3.2 percent malt 
        liquor "on-sale" as provided in section 340A.403, or to persons 
        licensed to sell intoxicating liquors "on-sale" or "off-sale" as 
        provided in sections 340A.404 to 340A.407, provided that these 
        persons sell only ice manufactured and packaged by another, or 
        such nonperishable food items as bottled or canned soft drinks 
        and prepacked confections candy at retail.  
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 28A.17, is 
        amended to read: 
           28A.17 [LICENSE RENEWAL.] 
           Licenses for food processors or manufacturers or food 
        brokers shall be renewed annually on January 1.  Licenses for 
        retail and wholesale food handlers shall be renewed annually on 
        July 1.  Licenses for mobile food concessions and for retail 
        mobile units shall be renewed annually on April 1. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 32.21, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [PENALTIES.] (a) A person, other than a milk 
        producer, who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor 
        or subject to a civil penalty up to $1,000. 
           (b) A milk producer may not change milk plants within 30 
        days, without permission of the commissioner, after receiving 
        notification from the commissioner under paragraph (c) or (d) 
        that the milk producer has violated this section. 
           (c) A milk producer who violates subdivision 3, clause (1), 
        (2), (3), (4), or (5), is subject to clauses (1) to (3) of this 
        paragraph. 
           (1) Upon notification of the first violation in a 12-month 
        period, the producer must meet with the dairy plant field 
        service representative to initiate corrective action within 30 
        days. 
           (2) Upon the second violation within a 12-month period, the 
        producer is subject to a civil penalty of $300.  The 
        commissioner shall notify the producer by certified mail stating 
        the penalty is payable in 30 days, the consequences of failure 
        to pay the penalty, and the consequences of future violations. 
           (3) Upon the third violation within a 12-month period, the 
        producer is subject to an additional civil penalty of $300 and 
        possible revocation of the producer's permit or certification.  
        The commissioner shall notify the producer by certified mail 
        that all civil penalties owed must be paid within 30 days and 
        that the commissioner is initiating administrative procedures to 
        revoke the producer's permit or certification to sell milk for 
        at least 30 days. 
           (d) The producer's shipment of milk must be immediately 
        suspended if the producer is identified as an individual source 
        of milk containing residues causing a bulk load of milk to test 
        positive in violation of subdivision 3, clause (6) or (7).  
        Shipment may resume only after subsequent milk has been sampled 
        by the commissioner or the commissioner's agent and found to 
        contain no residues above established tolerances or safe levels. 
           The producer remains eligible only for manufacturing grade 
        until the producer completes the "Milk and Dairy Beef Residue 
        Prevention Protocol" with a licensed veterinarian, displays the 
        signed certificate in the milkhouse, and sends verification to 
        the commissioner.  A milk producer who violates whose milk 
        supply is in violation of subdivision 3, clause (6) or (7), and 
        has caused a bulk load to test positive is subject to clauses 
        (1) to (3) of this paragraph.  
           (1) For the first violation in a 12-month period, a 
        producer shall not receive payment for any milk contaminated or 
        the equivalent of at least the value of two days' milk 
        production on that farm.  Milk purchased for use from the 
        producer during the two-day penalty period will be assessed a 
        civil penalty equal to the minimum value of that milk and is 
        payable to the commissioner by the dairy plant or marketing 
        organization who purchases the milk.  The producer remains 
        eligible only for manufacturing grade until the producer 
        completes the "Milk and Dairy Beef Residue Prevention Protocol" 
        with a licensed veterinarian, displays the signed certificate in 
        the milkhouse, and sends verification to the commissioner.  To 
        maintain a permit or certification to market milk, this program 
        must be completed within 30 days dairy plant may collect from 
        the responsible producer the value of the contaminated truck 
        load of milk.  If the amount collected by the plant is less than 
        two days of milk production on that farm, then the commissioner 
        must assess the difference as a civil penalty payable by the 
        plant or marketing organization on behalf of the responsible 
        producer. 
           (2) For the second violation in a 12-month period, a 
        producer shall not receive payment for any milk contaminated or 
        the equivalent of at least the value of four days' milk 
        production on that farm.  Milk purchased for use from the 
        producer during the four-day penalty period will be assessed a 
        civil penalty equal to the minimum value of that milk and is 
        payable to the commissioner by the dairy plant or marketing 
        organization who purchases the milk.  The producer remains 
        eligible only for manufacturing grade until the producer reviews 
        the "Milk and Dairy Beef Residue Prevention Protocol" with a 
        licensed veterinarian, displays the updated certificate in the 
        milkhouse, and sends verification to the commissioner.  To 
        maintain a permit or certification to market milk, this program 
        must be reviewed within 30 days dairy plant may collect from the 
        responsible producer the value of the contaminated truck load of 
        milk.  If the amount collected by the plant is less than four 
        days of milk production on that farm, then the commissioner must 
        assess the difference as a civil penalty payable by the plant or 
        marketing organization on behalf of the responsible producer. 
           (3) For the third violation in a 12-month period, a 
        producer shall not receive payment for any milk contaminated or 
        the equivalent of at least the value of four days' milk 
        production on that farm.  Milk purchased for use from the 
        producer during the four-day penalty period will be assessed a 
        civil penalty equal to the minimum value of that milk and is 
        payable to the commissioner by the dairy plant or marketing 
        organization who purchases the milk.  The producer remains 
        eligible only for manufacturing grade until the producer reviews 
        the "Milk and Dairy Beef Residue Prevention Protocol" with a 
        licensed veterinarian, displays the updated certificate in the 
        milkhouse, and sends verification to the commissioner.  To 
        maintain a permit or certification to market milk, this program 
        must be reviewed within 30 days dairy plant may collect from the 
        responsible producer the value of the contaminated load of milk. 
        If the amount collected by the plant is less than four days of 
        milk production on that farm, then the commissioner must assess 
        the difference as a civil penalty payable by the plant or 
        marketing organization on behalf of the responsible producer.  
        The commissioner shall also notify the producer by certified 
        mail that the commissioner is initiating administrative 
        procedures to revoke the producer's permit or 
        certification right to sell milk for a minimum of 30 days.  
           (4) If a bulk load of milk tests negative for residues and 
        there is a positive producer sample on the load, no civil 
        penalties may be assessed to the producer.  The plant must 
        report the positive result within 24 hours and reject further 
        milk shipments from that producer until the producer's milk 
        tests negative.  The department shall suspend the producer's 
        permit and count the violation on the producer's record.  The 
        producer remains eligible only for manufacturing grade until the 
        producer reviews the "Milk and Dairy Beef Residue Prevention 
        Protocol" with a licensed veterinarian.  To maintain a permit or 
        certification to market milk, this program must be reviewed 
        within 30 days. 
           (e) A milk producer that has been certified as completing 
        the "Milk and Dairy Beef Residue Prevention Protocol" within 12 
        months of the first violation of subdivision 3, clause (7), need 
        only review the cause of the violation with a field service 
        representative within three days to maintain shipping status if 
        all other requirements of this section are met. 
           (f) Civil penalties collected under this section must be 
        deposited in the milk inspection services account established in 
        this chapter. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 32.394, 
        subdivision 8d, is amended 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 for retail 
        sale in Minnesota.  Beginning May 1, 1993, the fee is six cents 
        per hundredweight.  If the commissioner determines that a 
        different fee, not less than five cents and not more than nine 
        cents per hundredweight, when combined with general fund 
        appropriations and fees charged under sections 31.39 and 32.394, 
        subdivision 8, is needed to provide adequate funding for the 
        Grades A and B inspection programs and the administration and 
        enforcement of Laws 1993, chapter 65, the commissioner may, by 
        rule, change the fee on processors within the range provided 
        within this subdivision. 
           (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. 
           (c) The commissioner may create within the department a 
        dairy consulting program to provide assistance to dairy 
        producers who are experiencing problems meeting the sanitation 
        and quality requirements of the dairy laws and rules. 
           The commissioner may use money appropriated from the dairy 
        services account created in subdivision 9 to pay for the program 
        authorized in this paragraph. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 32.394, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 8e.  [FARM BULK MILK PICK-UP TANKERS.] Farm bulk milk 
        pick-up tankers must be inspected and obtain a permit issued by 
        the commissioner annually by July 1.  The owner or operator must 
        pay a $25 permit fee per tanker to the commissioner.  The 
        commissioner may appoint such persons as the commissioner deems 
        qualified to make inspections. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 32.415, is 
        amended to read: 
           32.415 [MILK FOR MANUFACTURING; QUALITY STANDARDS.] 
           (a) The commissioner may adopt rules to provide uniform 
        quality standards, and producers of milk used for manufacturing 
        purposes shall conform to the standards contained in Subparts B, 
        C, D, E, and F of the United States Department of Agriculture 
        Consumer and Marketing Service Recommended Requirements for Milk 
        for Manufacturing Purposes and its Production and Processing, 
        Vol. 37 Federal Register, No. 68, Part II, April 7, 1972, with 
        the following exceptions:  
           (1) inspections of producers shall begin not later than 
        January 1, 1984; 
           (2) producers shall comply with the standards not later 
        than July 1, 1985, except as otherwise allowed under the 
        standards; and 
           (3) as revised through March 1, 1996, except that the 
        commissioner shall develop methods by which producers can comply 
        with the standards without violation of religious beliefs.  
           (b) The commissioner shall perform or contract for the 
        performance of the inspections necessary to implement this 
        section or shall certify dairy industry personnel to perform the 
        inspections.  
           (c) The commissioner and other employees of the department 
        shall make every reasonable effort to assist producers in 
        achieving the milk quality standards at minimum cost and to use 
        the experience and expertise of the University of Minnesota and 
        the agricultural extension service to assist producers in 
        achieving the milk quality standards in the most cost-effective 
        manner.  
           (d) The commissioner shall consult with producers, 
        processors, and others involved in the dairy industry in order 
        to prepare for the implementation of this section including 
        development of informational and educational materials, 
        meetings, and other methods of informing producers about the 
        implementation of standards under this section. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 35.821, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [BRAND.] "Brand" means a permanent identification 
        mark, of which the letters, numbers, and figures used are each 
        four inches or more in length or diameter and applied using the 
        technique of freeze branding or burned into the hide of a live 
        animal with a hot iron, which is to be considered in relation to 
        its location on the animal.  The term relates to both the mark 
        burned into the hide and its location.  In the case of sheep, 
        the term includes, but is not limited to, a painted mark which 
        is renewed after each shearing. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 35.821, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3a.  [FREEZE BRANDING.] "Freeze branding" means the 
        application of an intensely cold iron to the hide of a live 
        animal. 
           Sec. 32.  [OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RECREATION AREA.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this act, 
        "off-highway vehicle" means an all-terrain vehicle, an 
        off-highway motorcycle, or an off-road vehicle as those terms 
        are defined in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84. 
           Subd. 2.  [85.013] [Subd. 12a.] [IRON RANGE OFF-HIGHWAY 
        VEHICLE RECREATION AREA.] The Iron Range off-highway vehicle 
        recreation area is established in St. Louis county. 
           Subd. 3.  [ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT.] The commissioner of 
        natural resources is authorized to acquire by gift or purchase 
        the lands for the Iron Range off-highway vehicle recreation 
        area.  The commissioner shall manage the unit as a state 
        recreation area as provided by Minnesota Statutes, section 
        86A.05, subdivision 3.  The commissioner or the commissioner's 
        designee in the trails and waterways division of the department 
        of natural resources shall develop and manage the area for 
        off-highway vehicle recreational use.  
           Subd. 4.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] (a) A local area advisory 
        committee is established to provide direction on the 
        establishment, planning, development, and operation of the Iron 
        Range off-highway vehicle recreation area.  Except as provided 
        in paragraph (b), the commissioner of natural resources shall 
        appoint the members of the advisory committee. 
           (b) Membership on the advisory committee shall include: 
           (1) a representative of the all-terrain vehicle association 
        of Minnesota; 
           (2) a representative of the amateur riders of motorcycles 
        association; 
           (3) a representative of the Minnesota four-wheel drive 
        association; 
           (4) a representative of the St. Louis county board; 
           (5) a state representative appointed by the speaker of the 
        house of representatives; 
           (6) a state senator appointed by the senate committee on 
        committees; 
           (7) a designee of the local environmental community 
        selected by the area environmental organizations; 
           (8) a designee of the local tourism community selected by 
        the iron trail convention and visitors bureau; and 
           (9) a representative of the Tower regional office of the 
        department of natural resources. 
           (c) The advisory committee shall elect its own chair and 
        meetings shall be at the call of the chair. 
           (d) The advisory committee members shall serve as 
        volunteers and accept no per diem. 
           Subd. 5.  [MANAGEMENT PLAN.] The commissioner and the local 
        area advisory committee shall cooperatively develop a 
        comprehensive management plan that provides for:  
           (1) multiple use recreation for off-highway vehicles; 
           (2) protection of natural resources; 
           (3) limited timber management; 
           (4) land acquisition needs; and 
           (5) road and facility development.  
           The completed management plan shall serve as the master 
        plan for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.09.  
           Subd. 6.  [BOUNDARIES.] The following described lands are 
        located within the boundaries of the Iron Range off-highway 
        vehicle recreation area:  
           That part of St. Louis county, Minnesota, lying within:  
        Section 25, Township 58 North, Range 17 West.  
           EXCEPT the North Half of the Northeast Quarter.  
           EXCEPT the Northwest Quarter.  
           EXCEPT the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter.  
           EXCEPT the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter lying 
        north of the Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railroad.  
        Section 26, Township 58 North, Range 17 West.  
           EXCEPT the Northeast Quarter.  
           EXCEPT the Northwest Quarter.  
           EXCEPT the Southwest Quarter.  
           EXCEPT the Southeast Quarter, 100 feet along the east side 
        of the quarter.  
        Section 35, Township 58 North, Range 17 West.  
           EXCEPT the Northwest Quarter.  
           EXCEPT the Southwest Quarter.  
           EXCEPT the Southeast Quarter.  
           EXCEPT the West 970 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the 
        Northeast Quarter.  
           EXCEPT the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter.  
        Section 36, Township 58 North, Range 17 West.  
           EXCEPT the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter.  
           Subd. 7.  [ADOPT-A-RECREATION AREA.] The commissioner shall 
        utilize Minnesota Statutes, section 85.045, as much as possible 
        in developing and operating the Iron Range off-highway vehicle 
        recreation area.  
           Subd. 8.  [FEASIBILITY STUDY.] The trails and waterways 
        division of the department of natural resources in consultation 
        with the local area advisory committee shall conduct a study to 
        identify additional sites to expand the Iron Range off-highway 
        vehicle recreation area and to determine the feasibility of 
        acquiring, developing, and connecting the sites.  
           Subd. 9.  [VEHICLES MUST BE REGISTERED.] An off-highway 
        vehicle being operated in the Iron Range off-highway vehicle 
        recreation area must be properly registered under Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 84. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        85.015, subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [BLUFFLANDS TRAIL SYSTEM, FILLMORE, OLMSTED, 
        WINONA, AND HOUSTON COUNTIES.] (a) The Root River trail shall 
        originate at Chatfield in Fillmore county, and thence extend 
        easterly in the Root river valley to the intersection of the 
        river with Minnesota trunk highway No. 26 in Houston county, and 
        extend to the Mississippi river.  
           (b) Additional trails shall be established that extend the 
        Blufflands Trail System to include La Crescent, Hokah, 
        Caledonia, and Spring Grove in Houston county; Preston, Harmony, 
        Fountain, Wykoff, Spring Valley, Mabel, Canton, and Ostrander in 
        Fillmore county; Dover, Eyota, Stewartville, Byron, and Chester 
        Woods county park in Olmsted county; and Winona, Minnesota City, 
        Rollingstone, Altura, Lewiston, Utica, St. Charles, and Elba in 
        Winona county.  In addition to the criteria in section 86A.05, 
        subdivision 4, these trails must utilize abandoned railroad 
        rights-of-way where possible. 
           (c) The trails shall be developed primarily for 
        nonmotorized riding and hiking. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85.015, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 19.  [BLAZING STAR TRAIL, FREEBORN AND MOWER 
        COUNTIES.] (a) The trail shall originate in the city of Albert 
        Lea and extend to the city of Austin. 
           (b) The trail shall be developed primarily for hiking and 
        nonmotorized riding. 
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        85.019, subdivision 4a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [NATURAL AND SCENIC AREAS.] The commissioner 
        shall administer a program to provide grants to units of 
        government and school districts for the acquisition and 
        betterment of natural and scenic areas such as blufflands, 
        prairies, shorelands, wetlands, and wooded areas.  A grant may 
        not exceed 50 percent or $50,000 $200,000, whichever is less, of 
        the costs of acquisition and betterment of land acquired under 
        this subdivision. 
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85.053, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [HANDICAPPED PERSONS AND PERSONS OVER AGE 65.] 
        (a) The commissioner shall prescribe and issue special state 
        park permits for:  
           (1) an individual age 65 years or older who furnishes 
        satisfactory proof of age and is a resident of the state; 
           (2) a physically handicapped person with a motor vehicle (i)
        that has special plates issued under section 168.021, 
        subdivision 1, or (ii) who has a permanent disability 
        certificate issued under section 169.345, subdivision 3, and who 
        can demonstrate proof of ownership of the vehicle for which the 
        state park permit is being purchased or proof of a leasehold 
        interest in the vehicle for a term at least as long as the term 
        of the permit; and 
           (3) (2) a physically handicapped person who:  (i) does not 
        own or operate a motor vehicle; (ii) possesses a statement 
        certified under section 169.345, subdivision 2a; and (iii) 
        applies to the commissioner in writing.  
           (b) Except for vehicles permitted under paragraph (a), 
        clause (3), the permit or the decal issued under this 
        subdivision is valid only when displayed on a vehicle owned and 
        occupied by the person to whom the permit is issued. 
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85.054, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [IRON RANGE OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RECREATION AREA.] 
        A state park permit is not required and a fee may not be charged 
        for motor vehicle entry or parking at the Iron Range off-highway 
        vehicle recreation area, except that the commissioner may 
        establish special event fees. 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, 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 $18 $20; 
           (2) a second vehicle state park permit is $12 $15; 
           (3) a special state park permit valid up to two days is $4; 
           (4) a special daily vehicle state park permit for groups is 
        $2; 
           (5) an employee's state park permit is without charge; and 
           (6) a special state park permit for handicapped persons and 
        persons over age 65 under section 85.053, subdivision 7, clauses 
        (1), and (2), and (3), is $12.  
           The fees specified in this subdivision include any sales 
        tax required by state law. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 94.16, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PROCEEDS FROM NATURAL RESOURCES LAND.] The 
        remainder of the proceeds from the sale of lands that were under 
        the control and supervision of the commissioner of natural 
        resources shall be credited to the land acquisition account in 
        the natural resources fund. 
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 97A.028, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) The definitions in this 
        subdivision apply to this section. 
           (b) "Agricultural crops" means annually seeded crops, 
        legumes, fruit orchards, tree farms and nurseries, turf farms, 
        and apiaries. 
           (c) "Parcel" has the meaning given in section 272.03, 
        subdivision 6. 
           (d) "Specialty crops" means fruit orchards, vegetables, 
        tree farms and nurseries, turf farms, and apiaries. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 97A.028, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [EMERGENCY DETERRENT MATERIALS ASSISTANCE.] (a) 
        For the purposes of this subdivision, "cooperative damage 
        management agreement" means an agreement between a landowner or 
        tenant and the commissioner that establishes a program for 
        addressing the problem of destruction of the landowner's or 
        tenant's specialty crops by wild animals on the landowner's 
        property. 
           (b) A person landowner or tenant may apply to the 
        commissioner for emergency deterrent materials assistance in 
        controlling destruction of the landowner's or tenant's specialty 
        crops by wild animals.  Subject to the availability of money 
        appropriated for this purpose, the commissioner shall provide 
        suitable deterrent materials, up to $3,000 in value per 
        individual or corporation, when the commissioner determines that:
           (1) immediate action is necessary to prevent significant 
        damage from continuing; and 
           (2) a cooperative damage management agreement cannot be 
        implemented immediately. 
           (c) A person may receive emergency deterrent materials 
        assistance under this subdivision more than once, but the 
        cumulative total value of deterrent materials provided to a 
        person, or for use on a parcel, may not exceed $3,000.  If a 
        person is a coowner or cotenant with respect to the specialty 
        crops for which the deterrent materials are provided, the 
        deterrent materials are deemed to be "provided" to the person 
        for the purposes of this paragraph. 
           (d) As a condition of receiving emergency deterrent 
        materials assistance under this subdivision, a landowner or 
        tenant shall enter into a cooperative damage management 
        agreement with the commissioner.  Deterrent materials provided 
        by the commissioner may include repellents, fencing materials, 
        or other materials recommended in the agreement to alleviate the 
        damage problem.  If requested by a landowner or tenant, any 
        fencing materials provided must be capable of providing 
        long-term protection of specialty crops.  A landowner may not 
        receive emergency deterrent materials assistance under this 
        subdivision more than once.  A landowner or tenant who receives 
        emergency deterrent materials assistance under this subdivision 
        shall comply with the terms of the cooperative damage management 
        agreement. 
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 103D.345, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [APPLICABILITY OF PERMIT REQUIREMENTS TO 
        STATE.] A rule adopted by the managers that requires a permit 
        for an activity applies to the department of transportation. 
           Sec. 43.  [103F.378] [MINNESOTA RIVER BASIN JOINT POWERS 
        BOARD.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DUTIES.] The Minnesota river basin joint 
        powers board, established under section 471.59 for the purpose 
        of coordinating efforts to improve water quality in the 
        Minnesota river and achieving the goal of making the Minnesota 
        river suitable for fishing and swimming by the year 2005, has 
        the following duties: 
           (1) coordination of comprehensive cleanup goals for the 
        Minnesota river by coordinating the work plans of the 12 major 
        watersheds and the member counties of the joint powers board, 
        state agencies, and the University of Minnesota in cleanup 
        efforts and submission of periodic river cleanup plans for 
        submission to the governor and the legislature; 
           (2) advising on the development and use of monitoring and 
        evaluation systems in the Minnesota river and the incorporation 
        of the data obtained from these systems into the planning 
        process; 
           (3) conducting public meetings of the board on at least a 
        quarterly basis at locations within the Minnesota river basin; 
           (4) conducting an ongoing information and education program 
        concerning the status of the Minnesota river, including an 
        annual conference on the state of the Minnesota river; and 
           (5) providing periodic reports and budget requests to the 
        governor's office and the chairs of the agriculture and 
        environment and natural resources committees of the senate and 
        the house of representatives regarding progress on meeting river 
        water quality management goals and future funding required for 
        this effort. 
           Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP.] Upon acceptance of the joint powers 
        agreement, each member county that agrees to join the board 
        shall have one county commissioner as its delegate to the board 
        and one county commissioner as an alternate.  A technical and 
        citizen advisory committee shall be established to advise the 
        board consisting of a technical representative from each of the 
        counties in the basin and citizens who are not county employees 
        but who have an interest in agriculture, conservation, sporting 
        activities, and other relevant areas as determined by the board. 
           Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        103F.725, subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE; LOANS.] (a) Up to 
        $12,000,000 $24,000,000 of the balance in the water pollution 
        control revolving fund in section 446A.07, as determined by the 
        public facilities authority shall be appropriated to the 
        commissioner for the establishment of a clean water partnership 
        loan program. 
           (b) The agency may award loans for up to 100 percent of the 
        costs associated with activities identified by the agency as 
        best management practices pursuant to section 319 and section 
        320 of the federal Water Quality Act of 1987, as amended, 
        including associated administrative costs. 
           (c) Loans may be used to finance clean water partnership 
        grant project eligible costs not funded by grant assistance. 
           (d) The interest rate, at or below market rate, and the 
        term, not to exceed 20 years, shall be determined by the agency 
        in consultation with the public facilities authority. 
           (e) The repayment must be deposited in the water pollution 
        control revolving fund under section 446A.07. 
           (f) The local unit of government receiving the loan is 
        responsible for repayment of the loan. 
           (g) For the purpose of obtaining a loan from the agency, a 
        local government unit may provide to the agency its general 
        obligation note.  All obligations incurred by a local government 
        unit in obtaining a loan from the agency must be in accordance 
        with chapter 475, except that so long as the obligations are 
        issued to evidence a loan from the agency to the local 
        government unit, an election is not required to authorize the 
        obligations issued, and the amount of the obligations shall not 
        be included in determining the net indebtedness of the local 
        government unit under the provisions of any law or chapter 
        limiting the indebtedness. 
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 103G.405, is 
        amended to read: 
           103G.405 [WATER LEVEL CONTROL FOR LANDLOCKED LAKES.] 
           (a) Except as provided in paragraph (c), the commissioner 
        must issue a water level control permit to establish a control 
        elevations elevation for a landlocked lakes up to three feet 
        lake below the ordinary high water level for the lake if: 
           (1) the commissioner finds that: 
           (i) the control is necessary to prevent flooding of 
        homesteads adverse impacts to the lake or adjoining property; 
           (2) (ii) other reasonable or cost-effective alternatives 
        are not available; and 
           (3) a change in the control elevation is prescribed in an 
        approved stormwater plan under section 103B.235. 
           (iii) natural resource or hydrologic conditions exist in 
        the watershed that would limit the potential for continuous 
        discharge of excess waters from the lake; and 
           (2) the outlet and discharge of excess waters is addressed 
        in an approved water management plan under chapter 103B or 103D. 
           (b) In addition to the requirements in section 103G.301, 
        subdivision 6, if the proposed control elevation is more than 
        1-1/2 feet below the ordinary high water level, the permit 
        applicant shall serve a copy of the application on each county 
        and municipality within which any portion of the lake is located 
        and the lake improvement district, if one exists. 
           (c) The commissioner may not issue a permit to establish a 
        control elevation more than 1-1/2 feet below the ordinary high 
        water level of a lake if a county, municipality, watershed 
        district, or lake improvement district required to be served 
        under paragraph (b) or section 103G.301, subdivision 6, files a 
        written objection to the issuance of the permit with the 
        commissioner within 30 days after receiving a copy of the 
        application. 
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 161.1419, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [MEMBERS.] The commission shall be composed of 
        ten members of which one shall be appointed by the commissioner 
        of transportation, one shall be appointed by the commissioner of 
        natural resources, one shall be appointed by the commissioner of 
        trade and economic development, three one shall be appointed by 
        the commissioner of agriculture, one shall be appointed by the 
        director of the Minnesota historical society, two shall be 
        members of the senate to be appointed by the committee on 
        committees, and three two shall be members of the house of 
        representatives to be appointed by the speaker.  The tenth 
        member shall be the secretary appointed pursuant to subdivision 
        3.  The members of the commission shall be selected immediately 
        after final enactment of this act and shall serve for a term 
        expiring at the close of the next regular session of the 
        legislature and until their successors are appointed.  Successor 
        members shall be appointed at the close of each regular session 
        of the legislature by the same appointing authorities.  Members 
        may be reappointed.  Any vacancy shall be filled by the 
        appointing authority.  The commissioner of transportation, the 
        commissioner of natural resources, and the director of the 
        Minnesota historical society shall be ex officio members, and 
        shall be in addition to the ten members heretofore provided 
        for.  Immediately upon making the appointments to the commission 
        the appointing authorities shall so notify the Mississippi river 
        parkway commission, hereinafter called the national commission, 
        giving the names and addresses of the members so appointed. 
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1995 Supplement, section 
        446A.07, subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [OTHER USES OF REVOLVING FUND.] The water 
        pollution control revolving fund may be used as provided in 
        title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, including 
        the following uses: 
           (1) to buy or refinance the debt obligation of governmental 
        units for treatment works where debt was incurred and 
        construction begun after March 7, 1985, at or below market 
        rates; 
           (2) to guarantee or purchase insurance for local 
        obligations to improve credit market access or reduce interest 
        rates; 
           (3) to provide a source of revenue or security for the 
        payment of principal and interest on revenue or general 
        obligation bonds issued by the authority if the bond proceeds 
        are deposited in the fund; 
           (4) to provide loan guarantees, loans, or set-aside for 
        similar revolving funds established by a governmental unit other 
        than state agencies, or state agencies under sections 17.117, 
        103F.725, subdivision 1a, 116J.403, and 116J.617; provided that 
        no more than $2,000,000 $4,000,000 of the balance in the fund 
        may be used for the small cities block grant program under 
        section 116J.403 and the tourism loan program under section 
        116J.617, taken together; 
           (5) to earn interest on fund accounts; and 
           (6) to pay the reasonable costs incurred by the authority 
        and the agency of administering the fund and conducting 
        activities required under the federal Water Pollution Control 
        Act, including water quality management planning under section 
        205(j) of the act and water quality standards continuing 
        planning under section 303(e) of the act. 
           Amounts spent under clause (6) may not exceed the amount 
        allowed under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.  
           Sec. 48.  Laws 1995, chapter 207, article 1, section 2, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 7.  Community Mental Health
        and State-Operated Services
        General 
           254,604,000    260,379,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each purpose are as 
        follows: 
        (a) Mental Health Grants - Children
             7,097,000     12,536,000
        [MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE.] Mental 
        health grants available for children 
        formerly served under the TEFRA program 
        shall be distributed and administered 
        by a children's mental health 
        collaborative where a collaborative 
        exists. 
        (b) Mental Health Grants - Adults
            38,222,000     40,918,000
        (c) Residential Treatment
        Center Facilities
           194,921,000    192,265,000
        (d) Developmental Disability
        and Mentally Ill (DD and MI)
        State-Operated Community Services (SOCS)
            13,001,000     13,297,000
        (e) Administration and Other Grants
             1,363,000      1,363,000 
        [MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS.] (a) Mental 
        health grants appropriated for the 
        biennium as part of the TEFRA and PCA 
        restructuring proposal shall be 
        distributed to children's mental health 
        collaboratives, or where there is no 
        collaborative, to counties.  Grants 
        shall be prorated by county based on 
        the estimated dollar value of services 
        for children and adults with a mental 
        health diagnosis that will be lost due 
        to the changes in Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 256B.055, subdivision 12, and 
        256B.0627. 
        (b) The commissioner shall form a work 
        group to recommend a process for 
        awarding grants that will maximize 
        services purchased and minimize 
        administrative overhead.  The task 
        force shall include representatives of 
        the state advisory council on mental 
        health and the children's subcommittee, 
        parents, consumers, advocacy groups, 
        providers, and local social service and 
        public health staff.  The work group 
        shall consider whether the process for 
        awarding consumer support grants under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 256.476, 
        can be utilized for awarding these 
        mental health grants.  In addition, the 
        work group shall recommend ways to 
        minimize harm to children and families 
        and to reduce barriers to accessing 
        alternative services. 
        (c) For the first year of the biennium, 
        funds must be distributed by January 1, 
        1996, and for the second year, by July 
        1, 1996.  None of this appropriation 
        shall be used for county 
        administration, but must be used to 
        fund direct services to persons found 
        ineligible for TEFRA or PCA services. 
        [MENTAL HEALTH CASE MANAGEMENT.] 
        Notwithstanding section 12 of this 
        article, this paragraph does not 
        expire. The reimbursement rate for 
        mental health case management services 
        provided by counties under Minnesota 
        Statutes, sections 245.4881 and 
        256B.0625, for children with severe 
        emotional disturbance is $45. 
        [CALCULATION OF FTE's.] When 
        calculating regional treatment center 
        full-time equivalent employees, the 
        commissioner of finance shall make a 
        separate calculation for physicians and 
        their salaries. 
        [RELOCATIONS FROM FARIBAULT.] Of this 
        appropriation, $162,000 in fiscal year 
        1996 and $37,000 in fiscal year 1997 
        are for grants to counties for 
        discharge planning related to persons 
        with mental retardation or related 
        conditions being relocated from the 
        Faribault regional center to community 
        services. 
        [TRANSFERS TO MOOSE LAKE.] 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 253B.18, subdivisions 4 and 6, 
        and 253B.185, subdivision 2, with the 
        establishment of the Minnesota sexual 
        psychopathic personality treatment 
        center, the commissioner is authorized 
        to transfer any person committed as a 
        psychopathic personality, sexual 
        psychopathic personality, or sexually 
        dangerous person, between the Minnesota 
        security hospital and the facility at 
        Moose Lake. 
        [RTC CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROGRAMS.] 
        When the operations of the regional 
        treatment center chemical dependency 
        fund created in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 246.18, subdivision 2, are 
        impeded by projected cash deficiencies 
        resulting from delays in the receipt of 
        grants, dedicated income, or other 
        similar receivables, and when the 
        deficiencies would be corrected within 
        the budget period involved, the 
        commissioner of finance may transfer 
        general fund cash reserves into this 
        account as necessary to meet cash 
        demands.  The cash flow transfers must 
        be returned to the general fund in the 
        fiscal year that the transfer was 
        made.  Any interest earned on general 
        fund cash flow transfers accrues to the 
        general fund and not the regional 
        treatment center chemical dependency 
        fund. 
        [RTC RESTRUCTURING.] For purposes of 
        restructuring the regional treatment 
        centers and state nursing homes, any 
        regional treatment center or state 
        nursing home employee whose position is 
        to be eliminated shall be afforded the 
        options provided in applicable 
        collective bargaining agreements.  All 
        salary and mitigation allocations from 
        fiscal year 1996 shall be carried 
        forward into fiscal year 1997.  
        Provided there is no conflict with any 
        collective bargaining agreement, any 
        regional treatment center or state 
        nursing home position reduction must 
        only be accomplished through 
        mitigation, attrition, transfer, and 
        other measures as provided in state or 
        applicable collective bargaining 
        agreements and in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 252.50, subdivision 11, and not 
        through layoff. 
        [RTC POPULATION.] If the resident 
        population at the regional treatment 
        centers is projected to be higher than 
        the estimates upon which the medical 
        assistance forecast and budget 
        recommendations for the 1996-97 
        biennium were based, the amount of the 
        medical assistance appropriation that 
        is attributable to the cost of services 
        that would have been provided as an 
        alternative to regional treatment 
        center services, including resources 
        for community placements and waivered 
        services for persons with mental 
        retardation and related conditions, is 
        transferred to the residential 
        facilities appropriation. 
        [INFRASTRUCTURE REINVESTMENT.] $750,000 
        is available from the public facilities 
        authority under Minnesota Statutes 
        446A.071 for grant funds to a local 
        unit of government for the planning and 
        development of infrastructure and 
        planning for redevelopment in response 
        to the memorandum of understanding for 
        the regional treatment centers.  
        Eligible costs include sewer, water, 
        and easements and engineering costs 
        associated with the project proposal. 
        [CAMP.] Of this appropriation, $30,000 
        is from the mental health special 
        projects account for adults and 
        children with mental illness from 
        across the state, for a camping program 
        which utilizes the Boundary Waters 
        Canoe Area and is cooperatively 
        sponsored by client advocacy, mental 
        health treatment, and outdoor 
        recreation agencies. 
        [IMD DOWNSIZING FLEXIBILITY.] If a 
        county presents a budget-neutral plan 
        for a net reduction in the number of 
        institution for mental disease (IMD) 
        beds funded under group residential 
        housing, the commissioner may transfer 
        the net savings from group residential 
        housing and general assistance medical 
        care to medical assistance and mental 
        health grants to provide appropriate 
        services in non-IMD settings. 
        [REPAIRS AND BETTERMENTS.] The 
        commissioner may transfer unencumbered 
        appropriation balances between fiscal 
        years for the state residential 
        facilities repairs and betterments 
        account and special equipment. 
        [PROJECT LABOR.] Wages for project 
        labor may be paid by the commissioner 
        of human services out of repairs and 
        betterments money if the individual is 
        to be engaged in a construction project 
        or a repair project of short term and 
        nonrecurring nature.  Compensation for 
        project labor shall be based on the 
        prevailing wage rates, as defined in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 177.42, 
        subdivision 6.  Project laborers are 
        excluded from the provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 43A.22 to 
        43A.30, and shall not be eligible for 
        state-paid insurance and benefits. 
        [PLAN FOR ADOLESCENT TREATMENT 
        EXPANSION.] The commissioner shall 
        report to the legislature by January 
        15, 1996, with a cost-neutral plan to 
        add up to 20 beds to each of the two 
        existing adolescent treatment 
        facilities at the regional treatment 
        centers in order to reduce or eliminate 
        out-of-state placement of adolescents 
        who have serious emotional disturbance 
        and exhibit violent behavior, if they 
        cannot be treated in their own 
        communities.  Cost neutrality shall be 
        determined by comparing the costs of 
        program expansion with the projected 
        costs of out-of-state placements. 
           Sec. 49.  Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 5, subdivision 3, 
        is amended to read: 
        Subd. 3.  Water Resources Management
             8,781,000      8,706,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               8,540,000     8,465,000
        Natural Resources       241,000       241,000
        $95,000 the first year and $95,000 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 its portion of the 
        comprehensive plan for the upper 
        Mississippi.  
        $50,000 is for development and 
        administration of contracts with water 
        well contractors for exploratory 
        drilling and installation of 
        observation wells to characterize the 
        geologic and hydrologic conditions in 
        the southwest region of the state where 
        water supplies are difficult to 
        locate.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 1997, and is 
        contingent on the receipt by the 
        commissioner of $50,000 in nonstate 
        money.  Results must be reported to the 
        legislative water commission by 
        February 15, 1996, and February 15, 
        1997. 
        $25,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 
        1996 under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        103G.701, to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for a grant, 
        requiring no local match, to Morrison 
        county for improving water flow along 
        the easterly shoreline of the 
        Mississippi river near Highway 10 in 
        Morrison county, notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.701, 
        subdivision 4.  This appropriation may 
        also be used to fund a comprehensive 
        analysis regarding the cause of 
        accelerated sedimentation in this 
        portion of the Mississippi river.  This 
        appropriation remains available until 
        June 30, 1997. 
           Sec. 50.  Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 19, subdivision 
        4, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 4.  Parks and Trails 
        (a) METROPOLITAN REGIONAL 
        PARK SYSTEM                            3,950,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund for payment by the commissioner of 
        natural resources to the metropolitan 
        council for subgrants to rehabilitate, 
        develop, acquire, and retrofit the 
        metropolitan regional park system 
        consistent with the metropolitan 
        council regional recreation open space 
        capital improvement program and 
        subgrants for regional trails, 
        consistent with an updated regional 
        trail plan.  $1,666,000 of this 
        appropriation is from the trust fund 
        acceleration. 
        This appropriation may be used for the 
        purchase of homes only if the purchases 
        are expressly included in the work 
        program approved by the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (b) STATE PARK AND RECREATION AREA 
        ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT, BETTERMENT, 
        AND REHABILITATION                     3,150,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources as follows:  (1) for state 
        park and recreation area acquisition 
        $1,070,000, of which up to $670,000 may 
        be used for state trail acquisition of 
        a critical nature; (2) for state park 
        and recreation area development 
        $680,000; and (3) for betterment and 
        rehabilitation of state parks and 
        recreation areas $1,400,000.  The use 
        of the Minnesota conservation corps is 
        encouraged in the rehabilitation and 
        development. 
        $1,384,000 of this appropriation is 
        from the trust fund acceleration.  The 
        commissioner must submit grant requests 
        for supplemental funding for federal 
        ISTEA money in eligible categories and 
        report the results to the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (c) STATE TRAIL REHABILITATION 
        AND ACQUISITION                          250,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for state trail plan 
        priorities.  $94,000 of this 
        appropriation is from the trust fund 
        acceleration.  The commissioner must 
        submit grant requests for supplemental 
        funding for federal ISTEA money and 
        report the results to the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (d) WATER ACCESS                         600,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to accelerate public water 
        access acquisition and development 
        statewide.  Access includes boating 
        access, fishing piers, and shoreline 
        access.  Up to $100,000 of this 
        appropriation may be used for a 
        cooperative project to acquire and 
        develop land, local park facilities, an 
        access trail, and a boat access at the 
        LaRue pit otherwise consistent with the 
        water access program. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (e) LOCAL GRANTS                       1,800,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources to provide matching 
        grants, as follows:  (1) $500,000 to 
        local units of government for local 
        park and recreation areas; (2) $500,000 
        to local units of government for 
        natural and scenic areas pursuant to 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019; (3) 
        $400,000 to local units of government 
        for trail linkages between communities, 
        trails, and parks; and (4) $400,000 for 
        a conservation partners program, a 
        statewide pilot to encourage private 
        organizations and local governments to 
        cost share enhancement of fish, 
        wildlife, and native plant habitats; 
        and research and surveys of fish and 
        wildlife, and related education 
        activities.  Conservation partners 
        grants may be up to $10,000 each and 
        must be equally matched.  In addition 
        to the required work program, grants 
        may not be approved until grant 
        proposals to be funded have been 
        submitted to the legislative commission 
        on Minnesota resources and the 
        commission has either made a 
        recommendation or allowed 60 days to 
        pass without making a recommendation.  
        The above appropriations are available 
        half for the metropolitan area as 
        defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        473.121, subdivision 2, and half for 
        outside of the metropolitan area.  For 
        the purpose of this paragraph, match 
        includes nonstate contributions either 
        cash or in-kind. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (f) MINNEAPOLIS PARK AND 
        TRAIL CONNECTIONS                        141,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        transportation for half of the 
        nonfederal match of ISTEA projects for 
        the Minneapolis park and recreation 
        board to develop park and trail 
        connections including:  Minnehaha park 
        to Mendota bridge, Stone Arch bridge to 
        bridge number 9 on West River Parkway, 
        Boom island to St. Anthony Parkway, and 
        West River Parkway to Shingle Creek 
        Parkway.  The Minneapolis park and 
        recreation board must apply for and 
        receive approval of the federal money 
        in order to receive this appropriation. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (g) LOCAL SHARE FOR ISTEA 
        FEDERAL PROJECTS                         300,000
        This appropriation is from oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for half of the 
        nonfederal match of ISTEA projects 
        for:  (1) Chisago county, $150,000 for 
        a trail between North Branch and Forest 
        Lake township; and (2) the St. Louis 
        and Lake counties regional rail 
        authority, $150,000 for the development 
        of approximately 40 miles of a 
        multipurpose recreational trail 
        system.  Chisago county and the St. 
        Louis and Lake counties regional rail 
        authority must apply for and receive 
        approval of the federal money in order 
        to receive these appropriations. 
        This project The project under clause 
        (1) must be completed and final 
        products delivered by December 31, 
        1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date.  The project 
        under clause (2) must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1999, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (h) PINE POINT PARK REST STATION         100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Washington county to construct a rest 
        station on the Gateway segment of the 
        Willard Munger state trail in 
        compliance with the Americans with 
        Disabilities Act.  This appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $30,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        (i) INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA COMPUTER 
        INFORMATION SYSTEM                        45,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        trade and economic development, office 
        of tourism, for an agreement with 
        Explore Lake County, Inc. to develop a 
        pilot multimedia interactive computer 
        information system at the R. J. Houle 
        visitor information center. 
        (j) UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK        200,000
        This appropriation to the commissioner 
        of natural resources is from the future 
        resources fund for bathroom and shower 
        facilities at Upper Sioux Agency State 
        Park. 
        (k) GRAIN BELT MISSISSIPPI 
        RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT                   500,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for a contract with 
        the metropolitan council for a subgrant 
        to the Minneapolis park and recreation 
        board, which shall cooperate with the 
        Minneapolis community development 
        agency to create riverfront 
        recreational park and marina facilities 
        through acquisition and development of 
        Mississippi riverfront property.  This 
        appropriation is contingent on this 
        facility being designated part of the 
        metropolitan regional park and open 
        space system.  This appropriation is 
        also contingent on the Guthrie 
        theater's occupancy of the Grain Belt 
        Brewery. 
        (l) WILDCAT REGIONAL PARK                 40,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Houston county to construct an 
        off-channel boat ramp on the 
        Mississippi River, and wingwalls to 
        protect the ramp and existing swimming 
        beach. 
           Sec. 51.  Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 19, subdivision 
        6, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 6.  Environmental Education 
        (a) LEOPOLD EDUCATION PROJECT 
        CURRICULUM                               100,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the office of environmental 
        assistance for an agreement with 
        Pheasants Forever, Inc. to provide 
        teacher training in the use of the 
        Leopold education project conservation 
        ethics curriculum.  This appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $50,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        (b) ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION 
        TEACHER TRAINING                         500,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the office of environmental 
        assistance in cooperation with the 
        environmental education advisory board 
        to develop and deliver statewide 
        environmental education training for 
        preservice and in-service teachers. 
        (c) SHARING ENVIRONMENTAL 
        EDUCATION KNOWLEDGE                      200,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the office of environmental 
        assistance in cooperation with the 
        environmental education advisory board 
        to plan and develop an information data 
        exchange and service center that 
        coordinates the collection, evaluation, 
        dissemination, and promotion of 
        environmental education resources and 
        programs. 
        (d) ENVIRONMENTAL VIDEO RESOURCE 
        LIBRARY AND PUBLIC TELEVISION SERIES     250,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the office of 
        environmental assistance in cooperation 
        with the environmental education 
        advisory board for an agreement with 
        Twin Cities Public Television to create 
        a resource information center for 
        environmental video and to produce and 
        broadcast an environmental television 
        series about Minnesota environmental 
        achievements. 
        (e) DEVELOPMENT, ASSIMILATION, AND 
        DISTRIBUTION OF WOLF EDUCATIONAL 
        MATERIALS                                100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the office of 
        environmental assistance for an 
        agreement with the International Wolf 
        Center to collect and develop written, 
        electronic, and photographic 
        audio-visual material about wolf 
        ecology, recovery, and management for 
        electronic distribution.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $30,000 of nonstate money. 
        (f) ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GRANTS 
        FOR MINNESOTA SCHOOLS                    200,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the department of natural 
        resources for an agreement with St. 
        Olaf college for the school nature area 
        project matching grants to schools for 
        school area nature sites.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $50,000 of nonstate money. 
        (g) ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENTAL 
        EDUCATION NETWORK                        250,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the office of 
        environmental assistance for an 
        agreement with the University of 
        Minnesota raptor center to develop a 
        program for student participation in 
        satellite-tracking research, data 
        collection and dissemination using 
        INTERNET, workshops, material 
        development, and off-site classroom 
        experience.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $38,000 of nonstate 
        money. 
        (h) THREE RIVERS INITIATIVE              750,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the Science Museum of 
        Minnesota to develop exhibits and 
        programs focusing on the Mississippi, 
        Minnesota, and St. Croix rivers. 
        (i) INTERACTIVE COMPUTER EXHIBIT ON 
        MINNESOTA RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES       150,000
        This appropriation is from oil 
        overcharge money to the commissioner of 
        administration for an agreement with 
        the Izaak Walton League of America, 
        midwest office in cooperation with the 
        Science Museum of Minnesota to develop 
        and disseminate an interactive 
        multimedia computer exhibit on 
        renewable energy resources. 
        (j) TREES FOR TEENS:  TRAINING, 
        RESOURCES, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, 
        SERVICE                                   75,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Twin Cities Tree Trust to develop a 
        pilot program and curriculum materials 
        for educating high school students 
        about urban forestry and assisting them 
        in carrying out peer education and 
        community service projects.  This 
        project must be done in cooperation 
        with the Minnesota releaf program. 
        (k) REDWOOD FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT 
        NO. 637 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROJECT  250,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the office of 
        environmental assistance for an 
        agreement with the Redwood Falls school 
        district to accelerate development of 
        an outdoor environmental learning 
        center and to integrate environmental 
        education into the K-12 curriculum.  
        Project development will include 
        prairie access improvements including a 
        trail system, establishment of a 
        wetland, and an arboretum. 
        (l) TOGETHER OUTDOORS MINNESOTA          575,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Wilderness Inquiry for diversity 
        specialist training, training of 
        outdoor service professionals to 
        provide inclusive programming, and 
        diversity networking, including the 
        development of a directory of 
        recreation facility accessibility.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $80,000 of nonstate money. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (m) ENHANCED NATURAL RESOURCE 
        OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASIAN-PACIFIC 
        MINNESOTANS                              150,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for the second 
        biennium of funding for community 
        outreach, cultural collaboration, 
        training, and education to increase 
        Asians' participation and understanding 
        of natural resources management.  
        Supplemental funding must be requested 
        and the results reported to the 
        legislative commission on Minnesota 
        resources. 
        (n) DELIVER ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION 
        AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO 
        LOCAL GOVERNMENTS                        100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources to provide 
        interpretation of ecological data 
        collected by the county biological 
        survey. 
        (o) NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION 
        PUBLIC EDUCATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT   100,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency for an 
        agreement with the city of St. Paul for 
        a joint project with the city of 
        Minneapolis to conduct surveys and 
        develop and implement nonpoint source 
        pollution public education.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $12,000 of nonstate money. 
        (p) WHITETAIL DEER RESOURCE CENTER        50,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association 
        to develop a facility and operations 
        plan.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by $50,000 of nonstate money. 
        (q) GORDON GULLION CHAIR IN FOREST 
        WILDLIFE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION          350,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the University of 
        Minnesota to establish an endowed chair 
        in forest wildlife research and 
        education to develop forest and 
        wildlife sustainable management 
        practices.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $350,000 of 
        nonstate money.  This project must be 
        completed and final products delivered 
        by December 31, 1997, and the 
        appropriation is available until that 
        date. 
        (r) NEY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER              100,000 
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Le Sueur county to develop an 
        environmental learning center in the 
        Minnesota River Valley near Henderson.  
        The appropriation shall be used to 
        convert existing buildings to 
        classrooms, add classroom and restroom 
        facilities and, improve access, and 
        remove unneeded structures. 
        (s) LAWNDALE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER        400,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        Lawndale Environmental Foundation to 
        develop an environmental learning 
        center near Herman with emphasis on 
        prairie, wetlands, and agricultural 
        themes.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $100,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
           Sec. 52.  Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 19, subdivision 
        10, is amended to read: 
        (a) RIM - ACCELERATE WILDLIFE 
        LAND ACQUISITION                         650,000
        $510,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the trust fund and $140,000 is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources to 
        accelerate acquisition activities in 
        the reinvest in Minnesota program by 
        acquiring land identified in North 
        American waterfowl management plan 
        project areas.  This appropriation must 
        first be used for projects qualifying 
        for a match, which may include costs 
        for acquisition, enhancements, and 
        wetland restoration. 
        (b) RIM - ACCELERATE CRITICAL 
        HABITAT MATCH PROGRAM                    250,000
        This appropriation is from the trust 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to accelerate the reinvest in 
        Minnesota program to acquire and 
        improve critical habitat for game and 
        nongame fish, wildlife, and native 
        plants for activities authorized under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 84.943.  
        Projects must occur in both urban and 
        rural areas. 
        (c) RIM - ACCELERATE WILDLIFE 
        HABITAT STEWARDSHIP                      450,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for improvement of 
        wildlife habitat and natural plant 
        communities statewide, both urban and 
        rural public lands, to protect and 
        enhance wildlife, native plant species, 
        and ecological diversity. 
        (d) BIOMASS PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT AND 
        RESTORATION OF BRUSHLAND HABITATS        200,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 
        cooperation with the natural resources 
        research institute and the Minnesota 
        Sharptailed Grouse Society to assess 
        brushland harvesting, brushland as 
        wildlife habitat, and habitat 
        management strategies. 
        This project must be completed and 
        final products delivered by December 
        31, 1997, and the appropriation is 
        available until that date. 
        (e) TURN IN POACHERS YOUTH ACTIVITY BOOK  50,000
        This appropriation is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        TIP, Inc. to print and disseminate an 
        activity book to inform and educate 
        children about poaching and its impact 
        on natural resources, and to promote 
        ethical hunting and fishing.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $12,500 of nonstate money. 
           Sec. 53.  Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 19, subdivision 
        19, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 19.  Carryforward 
        (a) Except as provided in paragraph 
        (b), the availability of the 
        appropriations for the following 
        projects is extended to December 31, 
        1995; on that date the appropriations 
        cancel and no further payment is 
        authorized, when projects must be 
        completed and final products 
        delivered:  Laws 1993, chapter 172, 
        section 14, subdivisions 3, paragraphs 
        (a), (f), and (i); 6, paragraph (b); 9; 
        10, paragraphs (a), (c), (g), (p), (q), 
        and (r); and 12, paragraphs (a), (b), 
        (c), (h), (j), and (l). 
        (b) The availability of the 
        appropriations for the following 
        projects is extended to December 31, 
        1996; on that date the appropriations 
        cancel and no further payment is 
        authorized, when projects must be 
        completed and final products 
        delivered:  (1) Laws 1993, chapter 172, 
        section 14, subdivisions 3, paragraph 
        (c); 4, paragraph (e); 10, paragraphs 
        (d), (f), and (o); 12, paragraphs (f) 
        and (g); in subdivision 10, paragraph 
        (b), the Bloomington East and West Bush 
        Lake picnic areas; and, in subdivision 
        10, paragraph (c), Cedar Lake trail 
        development and the Dakota North 
        regional trail in South St. Paul; and 
        (2) Laws 1994, chapter 632, article 2, 
        section 6, local recreation grants and 
        Silver Bay harbor. 
           Sec. 54.  Laws 1995, chapter 254, article 1, section 93, is 
        amended to read: 
           Sec. 93.  [SPENDING LIMITATION ON CONTRACTS.] 
           (a) During the biennium ending June 30, 1997, the aggregate 
        amount spent by all departments or agencies defined in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 15.91, subdivision 1, on professional or 
        technical service contracts may not exceed 95 percent of the 
        aggregate amount these departments or agencies spent on these 
        contracts during the biennium from July 1, 1993, to June 30, 
        1995.  For purposes of this section, professional or technical 
        service contracts are as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        16B.17, but do not include contracts for highway construction or 
        maintenance, contracts between state agencies, contracts paid 
        for from insurance trust funds, gift and deposit funds, capital 
        projects funds, or federal funds, contracts with private 
        collection agencies, contracts that are entered into in 
        connection with the agency's distribution of grant funds, or 
        contracts entered into under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        16B.35 or 115B.42, subdivision 2.  The governor or a designated 
        official must limit or disapprove proposed contracts as 
        necessary to comply with this section. 
           (b) During the biennium ending June 30, 1997, the amount 
        spent by (1) the house of representatives; (2) the senate; and 
        (3) the legislative coordinating commission and all groups under 
        its jurisdiction, from direct-appropriated funds on professional 
        or technical service contracts may not exceed 95 percent of the 
        amount spent on these contracts from direct-appropriated funds 
        during the biennium from July 1, 1993, to June 30, 1995.  Each 
        entity listed in clauses (1), (2), and (3) of this paragraph 
        must be treated separately for purposes of determining 
        compliance with this paragraph, except that the legislative 
        coordinating commission and all groups under its jurisdiction 
        must be treated as one unit.  For purposes of this paragraph, 
        "professional or technical service contract" has the meaning 
        defined in section 16B.17, but does not include contracts for 
        actuarial services entered into by the legislative commission on 
        pensions and retirement, or contracts with other legislative or 
        state executive agencies.  The house of representatives 
        committee on rules and legislative administration, the senate 
        committee on rules and administration, and the legislative 
        coordinating commission must each determine the amount of the 
        reduction to be made under this paragraph. 
           Sec. 55.  [BRANDING ANIMALS; REPORT.] 
           By January 15, 1997, the board of animal health shall 
        report to the senate agriculture and rural development committee 
        and the house of representatives agriculture committee with 
        recommendations for changes in Minnesota Statutes, sections 
        35.821 to 35.831, relating to the branding of live animals.  The 
        report must include specific recommendations on brand inspection 
        requirements and whether the state should allow registration of 
        brands that use technologies other than hot irons.  In 
        developing the recommendations, the board shall gather public 
        input from buyers and sellers of live animals. 
           Sec. 56.  [116.0717] [TACONITE DEPOSITION.] 
           Notwithstanding rules prohibiting discharge of waste into 
        saturated zones or rules governing variance procedures, the 
        pollution control agency may issue a permit for deposition of 
        fine tailings from taconite processing facilities into taconite 
        mine pits provided the proposer demonstrates through an 
        environmental impact statement and risk assessment that the 
        deposition will not pose an unreasonable risk of pollution or 
        degradation of groundwater. 
           Sec. 57.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
           (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), this act is 
        effective the day following final enactment. 
           (b) Sections 12, 14, 25, 44, and 47 are effective July 1, 
        1996.  Sections 36 and 38 are effective for 1997 state park 
        permits.  Section 18 is effective April 1, 1997, and applies to 
        licenses issued for mobile food concession and retail mobile 
        units beginning with the April 1, 1997, to March 31, 1998, 
        period.  License fees for the nine-month period July 1, 1996, to 
        March 31, 1997, for mobile food concession and retail mobile 
        units will be prorated at 75 percent of the fee schedule in 
        effect on July 1, 1996, rounded to the nearest dollar.  Section 
        28 applies to farm bulk milk pick-up tankers beginning on July 
        1, 1996. 
           Presented to the governor March 29, 1996 
           Signed by the governor April 2, 1996, 2:05 p.m.