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                            CHAPTER 231-S.F.No. 2226 
                  An act relating to state government; appropriating 
                  money for environmental, natural resources, and 
                  agricultural purposes; establishing and modifying 
                  certain programs; providing for regulation of certain 
                  activities and practices; providing for accounts, 
                  assessments, and fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  1998, sections 14.386; 16A.531, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 16B.171, as amended; 17.03, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 17.038; 17.102, subdivision 4; 17.109, 
                  subdivision 1; 17.115, subdivision 3; 17.116, 
                  subdivision 3; 17.117, subdivision 3; 17.136; 17.457, 
                  subdivision 10; 17.59, subdivision 5; 17.85; 17.982, 
                  subdivision 1; 17.983, subdivision 1; 17A.11; 17B.15, 
                  subdivision 1; 18B.05, subdivision 1; 18B.26, 
                  subdivision 5; 18C.131; 18E.02, subdivision 5; 18E.03, 
                  subdivision 1; 21.115; 21.116; 21.90, subdivision 3; 
                  21.92; 25.39, subdivision 4; 27.07, subdivision 6; 
                  28A.075; 28A.08, subdivision 3, as amended; 29.22, 
                  subdivision 5; 31.101, subdivision 10; 31.94; 31.95, 
                  subdivision 3a; 31A.01; 31A.02, subdivision 4, and by 
                  adding subdivisions; 31A.15, subdivision 1; 31A.21, 
                  subdivisions 1 and 3; 31A.31; 32.21, subdivision 4; 
                  32.394, subdivision 9; 35.02, subdivision 1; 35.04; 
                  35.05; 35.08; 35.09, subdivisions 2 and 2a; 35.67; 
                  35.68; 35.82, subdivisions 1b, 2, and 3; 35.92, 
                  subdivision 5; 35.93, subdivision 1; 41B.044, 
                  subdivision 2; 84.027, subdivision 15; 84.0855, 
                  subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 84.81, by 
                  adding a subdivision; 84.8205, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 84.83, subdivisions 3 and 4; 84.86, 
                  subdivision 1; 84.862, subdivisions 1 and 2; 84.872, 
                  subdivision 1; 84.91, subdivision 1; 84.98, 
                  subdivision 6; 85.015, subdivision 4, and by adding a 
                  subdivision; 85.019, subdivision 2, and by adding 
                  subdivisions; 85.40, subdivision 5; 85.41, 
                  subdivisions 1, 4, and 5; 85.42; 85.44; 85.45, 
                  subdivision 1; 86B.415; 88.067; 89A.01, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 89A.02; 89A.03; 89A.04; 89A.05; 89A.06; 
                  89A.07, subdivisions 3 and 5; 89A.10; 92.45; 92.46, 
                  subdivision 1; 97B.020; 103B.227, subdivision 2; 
                  103F.515, subdivision 2; 103G.271, subdivision 6; 
                  115.55, subdivision 5a; 115A.02; 115A.908, subdivision 
                  2; 115B.39, subdivision 2; 115B.40, subdivisions 2, 3, 
                  4, 5, 6, 7, and 8; 115B.405, subdivision 1; 115B.42; 
                  115B.43, subdivision 1; 115B.442, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 116.07, subdivision 7; 116.072, by adding 
                  a subdivision; 116.073, subdivisions 1 and 2; 156.001, 
                  subdivisions 2, 3, and by adding a subdivision; 
                  156.01, subdivision 3; 156.02, subdivisions 1 and 2; 
                  156.03; 156.072; 156.10; 156.11; 156.12, subdivisions 
                  2 and 4; 169.121, subdivision 3; 169.1217, subdivision 
                  9; 169.123, subdivision 1; 171.07, subdivisions 12 and 
                  13; 223.17, subdivision 3; 231.16; 232.22, subdivision 
                  3; 233.08; 236.02, subdivision 4; 239.791, 
                  subdivisions 1, 12, and by adding subdivisions; 
                  290.431; 290.432; 296A.18, subdivision 3; 297H.13, 
                  subdivision 5; 325E.11; 325E.112, subdivisions 1, 3, 
                  and 4; 325E.113; 500.24, subdivisions 2 and 3; 
                  574.263; and 574.264, subdivision 1; Laws 1995, 
                  chapter 220, section 142, as amended; Laws 1996, 
                  chapter 351, section 2, as amended; Laws 1998, 
                  chapters 401, section 53; 404, section 7, subdivisions 
                  23 and 26; and Laws 1999, chapters 4, section 2; and 
                  161, section 44; proposing coding for new law in 
                  Minnesota Statutes, chapters 17; 18E; 28A; 31B; 84; 
                  103G; 115B; 116; and 156; repealing Minnesota Statutes 
                  1998, sections 31A.28; 35.245; 35.96, subdivision 4; 
                  42.01; 42.02; 42.03; 42.04; 42.05; 42.06; 42.07; 
                  42.08; 42.09; 42.10; 42.11; 42.12; 42.13; 42.14; 
                  86B.415, subdivision 7a; 446A.21; and 473.845, 
                  subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
        Section 1.  [ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
        the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article, to 
        be available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  
        The figures "1999," "2000," and "2001," where used in this 
        article, mean that the appropriation or appropriations listed 
        under them are available for the year ending June 30, 1999, June 
        30, 2000, or June 30, 2001, respectively.  The term "the first 
        year" means the year ending June 30, 2000, and the term "the 
        second year" means the year ending June 30, 2001. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                     1999        2000           2001          TOTAL
        General               $215,771,000   $208,447,000  $424,218,000
        Petroleum Tank           3,583,000      3,393,000     6,976,000
        State Government
        Special Revenue             44,000         45,000        89,000
        Special Revenue            523,000        200,000       723,000
        Environmental           21,744,000     22,184,000    43,928,000
        Solid Waste              7,153,000      7,229,000    14,382,000
        Natural
        Resources               26,406,000     25,832,000    52,238,000
        Game and Fish           60,413,000     61,521,000   121,934,000
        Minnesota      
        Future Resources        16,040,000         -0-       16,040,000
        Environmental 
        Trust      991,000      13,005,000     13,005,000    27,001,000 
        Great Lakes  
        Protection                 200,000         -0-          200,000 
        TOTAL      991,000     364,882,000    341,856,000   707,729,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  2000         2001 
        Sec. 2.  POLLUTION CONTROL    
        AGENCY  
        Subdivision 1.  Total           
        Appropriation                         48,018,000    48,210,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              16,875,000    17,074,000
        Petroleum Tank        3,583,000     3,393,000
        State Government   
        Special Revenue          44,000        45,000
        Special Revenue         323,000        -0-
        Environmental        20,140,000    20,569,000
        Solid Waste           7,053,000     7,129,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Up to $300,000 in the first year and 
        $300,000 in the second year may be 
        redirected by the commissioner from the 
        program appropriations in subdivisions 
        2 to 5 for purposes of reducing the 
        length of time needed to process 
        feedlot permits and to provide 
        technical assistance to county feedlot 
        programs and feedlot owners.  Not later 
        than February 15, 2000, the 
        commissioner must report on the sources 
        of redirected funds and the impact of 
        redirection on other programs of the 
        agency to the chairs of the senate and 
        house of representatives committees 
        with jurisdiction over environmental 
        finance. 
        Subd. 2.  Protection of the Water 
            15,984,000     16,008,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              13,074,000    13,283,000
        State Government
        Special Revenue          44,000        45,000
        Environmental         2,616,000     2,680,000
        Petroleum tank          250,000        -0-
        $2,348,000 the first year and 
        $2,348,000 the second year are for 
        grants to local units of government for 
        the clean water partnership program.  
        The amount of this appropriation above 
        the base is for Phase II implementation 
        projects.  Any unencumbered balance 
        remaining in the first year does not 
        cancel and is available for the second 
        year of the biennium. 
        $1,470,000 the first year and 
        $1,841,000 the second year are for 
        grants for county administration of the 
        feedlot permit program.  These amounts 
        are transferred to the board of water 
        and soil resources for disbursement in 
        accordance with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 103B.3369, in cooperation with 
        the pollution control agency.  Grants 
        must be matched with a combination of 
        local cash and/or in-kind 
        contributions.  Counties receiving 
        these grants shall submit an annual 
        report to the pollution control agency 
        regarding activities conducted under 
        the grant, expenditures made, and local 
        match contributions.  First priority 
        for funding shall be given to counties 
        that have requested and received 
        delegation from the pollution control 
        agency for processing of animal feedlot 
        permit applications under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116.07, subdivision 
        7.  Delegated counties shall be 
        eligible to receive a grant of either:  
        $50 multiplied by the number of 
        livestock or poultry farms with sales 
        greater than $10,000, as reported in 
        the 1997 Census of Agriculture, 
        published by the United States Bureau 
        of Census; or $80 multiplied by the 
        number of feedlots with greater than 
        ten animal units as determined by a 
        level 2 or level 3 feedlot inventory 
        conducted in accordance with the 
        Feedlot Inventory Guidebook published 
        by the board of water and soil 
        resources, dated June 1991.  To receive 
        the additional funding that is based on 
        the county feedlot inventory, the 
        county shall submit a copy of the 
        inventory to the pollution control 
        agency.  Any remaining money is for 
        distribution to all counties on a 
        competitive basis through the challenge 
        grant process for the conducting of 
        feedlot inventories, development of 
        delegated county feedlot programs, and 
        for information and education or 
        technical assistance efforts to reduce 
        feedlot-related pollution hazards.  Any 
        money remaining after the first year is 
        available for the second year. 
        $94,000 the first year and $97,000 the 
        second year are for compliance 
        activities and air quality monitoring 
        to address hydrogen sulfide emissions 
        from animal feedlots.  The air quality 
        monitoring must include the use of 
        portable survey instruments. 
        $1,043,000 the first year and 
        $1,048,000 the second year are for 
        water monitoring activities.  
        $320,000 the first year and $322,000 
        the second year are for community 
        technical assistance and education, 
        including grants and technical 
        assistance to communities for local and 
        basin-wide water quality protection. 
        $201,000 the first year and $202,000 
        the second year are for individual 
        sewage treatment system (ISTS) 
        administration. Of this amount, $86,000 
        in each year is transferred to the 
        board of water and soil resources for 
        assistance to local units of government 
        through competitive grant programs for 
        ISTS program development. 
        $200,000 in each year is for individual 
        sewage treatment system grants.  Any 
        unexpended balance in the first year 
        does not cancel, but is available in 
        the second year. 
        $250,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are for studies to 
        determine total maximum daily load 
        allocations to improve water quality.  
        $300,000 each year is for continuing 
        research on malformed frogs.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation.  
        $126,000 is for administration of the 
        wastewater infrastructure fund (WIF) 
        construction program.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation.  
        $250,000 the first year, 
        notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 115C.08, subdivision 4, is from 
        the petroleum tank release fund for the 
        following purposes:  (1) to purchase 
        and distribute emergency spill response 
        equipment, such as spill containment 
        booms, sorbent pads, and installation 
        tools, along the Mississippi river 
        upstream of drinking water intakes at 
        the locations designated by the agency 
        in consultation with the Mississippi 
        River Defense Network; (2) to purchase 
        mobile trailers to contain the 
        equipment in clause (1) so that rapid 
        deployment can occur; and (3) to 
        conduct spill response training for 
        those groups of responders receiving 
        the spill response equipment described 
        in clause (1).  The agency shall 
        develop and administer protocol for the 
        use of the equipment among all 
        potential users, including private 
        contract firms, public response 
        agencies, and units of government.  Any 
        money remaining after the first year is 
        available for the second year.  This is 
        a one-time appropriation. 
        $200,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the University of Minnesota center 
        for rural technology and cooperative 
        development for the continued 
        development of water quality 
        cooperatives that own or control 
        alternative discharging sewage systems 
        as defined in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 115.58, subdivision 1.  The 
        university must study and prepare a 
        report to the legislature on the 
        barriers to financing and permitting 
        cost-effective innovative or 
        alternative sewage treatment 
        technologies, systems, methods, and 
        processes under existing statutes, 
        agency rules, and practices, and on the 
        potential for such treatment 
        technologies for reducing point and 
        nonpoint sources of water pollution.  
        As a condition of this grant, the 
        university must submit a work program 
        and submit semiannual progress reports 
        as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116P.05, subdivision 2, 
        paragraph (c).  This is a one-time 
        appropriation.* (The preceding text 
        beginning "$200,000 the first year" was 
        vetoed by the governor.) 
        $100,000 for the biennium is for a 
        grant to the city of Garrison for the 
        Garrison, Kathio, West Mille Lacs Lake 
        Sanitary District for the cost of 
        environmental studies, planning, and 
        legal assistance for sewage treatment 
        purposes.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        Until July 1, 2001, the agency shall 
        not approve additional fees on animal 
        feedlot operations. 
        Subd. 3.  Protection of the Air 
             8,194,000      8,023,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 181,000       142,000 
        Special Revenue         323,000        -0- 
        Environmental         7,690,000     7,881,000
        Up to $150,000 the first year and 
        $150,000 the second year may be 
        transferred to the small business 
        environmental improvement loan account 
        established in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116.994. 
        $200,000 each year from the 
        environmental fund is for a monitoring 
        program under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116.454. 
        $181,000 the first year and $142,000 
        the second year are for mercury 
        reduction strategies other than 
        education programs. 
        Subd. 4.  Protection of the 
        Land 
            16,808,000     17,079,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               1,722,000     1,746,000
        Petroleum Tank        2,891,000     2,951,000
        Environmental         6,278,000     6,417,000
        Solid Waste           5,917,000     5,965,000
        All money in the environmental 
        response, compensation, and compliance 
        account in the environmental fund not 
        otherwise appropriated is appropriated 
        to the commissioners of the pollution 
        control agency and the department of 
        agriculture for purposes of Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 115B.20, subdivision 
        2, clauses (1), (2), (3), (4), (10), 
        (11), and (12).  At the beginning of 
        each fiscal year, the two commissioners 
        shall jointly submit an annual spending 
        plan to the commissioner of finance 
        that maximizes the utilization of 
        resources and appropriately allocates 
        the money between the two agencies.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 2001. 
        The agency's annual performance reports 
        required for this biennium under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 15.91, must 
        specify the amount of lead, mercury, 
        and cadmium contained in sewage 
        biosolids spread on the land after 
        wastewater treatment. 
        $136,000 the first year and $139,000 
        the second year are from the solid 
        waste fund for staff and associated 
        expenses related to permitting, 
        compliance, and response actions at 
        eligible facilities under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 473.845. 
        $196,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are from the solid 
        waste fund to be transferred to the 
        department of health for private water 
        supply monitoring and health assessment 
        costs in areas contaminated by 
        unpermitted mixed municipal solid waste 
        disposal facilities. 
        $550,000 the first year and $550,000 
        the second year are from the petroleum 
        tank release fund for purposes of the 
        leaking underground storage tank 
        program to protect the land. 
        $85,000 the first year is from the 
        solid waste fund for a grant to Benton 
        county to pay the principal amount due 
        in fiscal year 2000 on bonds issued by 
        the county to pay part of a final order 
        or settlement of a lawsuit for 
        environmental response costs at a mixed 
        municipal solid waste facility.  This 
        money and any future money appropriated 
        for this purpose must be apportioned by 
        Benton county among the local units of 
        government that were parties to the 
        final order or settlement in the same 
        proportion that the local units of 
        government agreed to as their share of 
        the liability.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        Subd. 5.  General Support 
             7,032,000      7,100,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               1,898,000     1,903,000
        Petroleum Tank          442,000       442,000
        Environmental         3,556,000     3,591,000
        Solid Waste           1,136,000     1,164,000
        Sec. 3.  OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL 
        ASSISTANCE                            21,538,000     21,776,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              20,270,000    20,503,000
        Environmental         1,268,000     1,273,000
        $14,008,000 each year is for SCORE 
        block grants to counties. 
        Any unencumbered grant and loan 
        balances in the first year do not 
        cancel but are available for grants and 
        loans in the second year. 
        All money in the metropolitan landfill 
        abatement account in the environmental 
        fund not otherwise appropriated is 
        appropriated to the office of 
        environmental assistance for the 
        purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 
        473.844. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 115A.54, subdivision 2a, 
        paragraph (h), and rules of the office 
        of environmental assistance, an 
        applicant that receives a grant from 
        money appropriated in Laws 1998, 
        chapter 404, section 8, for less than 
        25 percent of the total capital costs 
        of a project may be issued a second 
        grant for capital costs of the project 
        from other money appropriated for 
        capital assistance grants.  For the 
        purpose of the grants issued under this 
        item, each grant phase of the project 
        shall be considered a separate project, 
        but not for purposes of determining the 
        maximum grant assistance as provided in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.54, 
        subdivision 2a. 
        $65,000 of the remaining balance of the 
        funds appropriated pursuant to Laws 
        1988, chapter 685, section 43, is 
        reappropriated for purposes of 
        education of the public and businesses 
        on the proper disposal of used motor 
        oil, used motor oil filters, and other 
        automotive wastes. 
        Sec. 4.  ZOOLOGICAL BOARD             7,149,000       7,229,000
        Sec. 5.  NATURAL RESOURCES 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                        207,502,000    202,510,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General             120,616,000   115,091,000
        Natural Resources    26,373,000    25,798,000
        Game and Fish        60,413,000    61,521,000
        Solid Waste             100,000       100,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Mineral Resources Management
             5,054,000      5,164,000
        $312,000 the first year and $313,000 
        the second year are for iron ore 
        cooperative research, of which $225,000 
        the first year and $225,000 the second 
        year are available only as matched by 
        $1 of nonstate money for each $1 of 
        state money.  Any unencumbered balance 
        remaining in the first year does not 
        cancel but is available for the second 
        year. 
        $378,000 the first year and $379,000 
        the second year are for mineral 
        diversification.  Any unencumbered 
        balance remaining in the first year 
        does not cancel but is available for 
        the second year.  
        $101,000 the first year and $101,000 
        the second year are for minerals 
        cooperative environmental research, of 
        which $50,500 the first year and 
        $50,500 the second year are available 
        only as matched by $1 of nonstate money 
        for each $1 of state money.  Any 
        unencumbered balance remaining in the 
        first year does not cancel but is 
        available for the second year. 
        Subd. 3.  Water Resources Management 
            15,215,000      12,559,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                14,953,000     12,290,000
        Natural Resources         262,000        269,000
        $170,000 the first year and $170,000 
        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.  
        $502,000 the first year and $503,000 
        the second year are for water 
        monitoring activities, including 
        gauging of priority lakes and 
        watersheds, dissemination of 
        information, replacement of equipment, 
        and installation of observation wells, 
        groundwater sensitivity maps, and 
        documentation. 
        $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the 
        second year are for a grant to the 
        joint powers board established under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 471.59, for 
        the Lewis and Clark rural water system. 
        $1,950,000 the first year and 
        $1,000,000 the second year are for 
        grants to watershed districts located 
        within the Red river basin for flood 
        damage reduction projects and 
        activities associated with the 
        implementation of the mediation 
        agreement, including comprehensive 
        watershed plans, agency 
        interdisciplinary teams for each 
        watershed in the Red river valley, and 
        a basin information repository, 
        including data on flood flows and water 
        supply. 
        $468,000 the first year is for the 
        construction of ring dikes under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.161.  
        The ring dikes may be publicly or 
        privately owned.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        $1,100,000 the first year is for the 
        stream protection and redevelopment 
        loan program under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 103G.705. 
        $116,000 the first year and $116,000 
        the second year are for grants to the 
        counties of Beltrami, Marshall, and 
        Roseau for the payment of unpaid back 
        ditch assessments on state lands.* (The 
        preceding text beginning "$116,000 the 
        first year" was vetoed by the governor.)
        $20,000 in fiscal year 2000 is for a 
        feasibility study of raising the 
        control elevation of Coon Lake in Anoka 
        county.  The study must be completed by 
        February 1, 2000. 
        $200,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are for a grant to the 
        Cannon river watershed partnership for 
        protection, conservation, and 
        enhancement of the ecological integrity 
        of the Cannon river watershed.  The 
        grant the second year is contingent 
        upon the establishment of a joint 
        powers board by the counties of Steele, 
        Rice, Goodhue, LeSueur, Waseca, and 
        Dakota, and any cities and towns within 
        the counties, to prepare a land use 
        management and recreation plan for the 
        Cannon river watershed; and to 
        eventually provide grant programs for 
        protection, conservation, and 
        enhancement of the ecological integrity 
        of the Cannon river watershed.  The 
        goal of the plan is to protect the 
        river system's natural beauty, 
        environment, and water quality.  The 
        purpose of the plan is to assist local 
        units of government within the Cannon 
        river watershed to adequately plan for 
        the protective management of the river 
        within their jurisdiction.  The plan 
        and programs must meet or exceed the 
        requirements of state shoreland, 
        floodplain, and wild and scenic river 
        laws.  The joint powers board must seek 
        available federal funding, and funding 
        or in-kind services from organizations 
        and local units of government to 
        complete the plan and implement the 
        program.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        $118,000 is for a grant to the city of 
        Thief River Falls to finish dredging 
        projects within the city on the Red 
        Lake river and the Thief river.  This 
        appropriation is in addition to the 
        appropriation in Laws 1997, chapter 
        216, section 5, subdivision 3.  This 
        appropriation is available to the 
        extent matched by an equal amount of 
        nonstate money until June 30, 2001.  
        This is a one-time appropriation. 
        Subd. 4.  Forest Management 
            34,670,000     35,175,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              34,207,000    34,701,000
        Natural Resources       463,000       474,000
        $3,599,000 the first year and 
        $3,688,000 the second year are for 
        presuppression and suppression costs of 
        emergency fire fighting.  If the 
        appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient to cover all costs of 
        suppression, the amount necessary to 
        pay for emergency firefighting expenses 
        during the biennium is appropriated 
        from the general fund.  If money is 
        spent under the appropriation in the 
        preceding sentence, the commissioner of 
        natural resources shall, by 15 days 
        after the end of the following quarter, 
        report on how the money was spent to 
        the chairs of the house of 
        representatives ways and means 
        committee, the environment and 
        agriculture budget division of the 
        senate environment and natural 
        resources committee, and the house of 
        representatives environment and natural 
        resources finance committee.  The 
        appropriations may not be transferred.  
        $722,000 the first year and $724,000 
        the second year are for programs and 
        practices on state, county, and private 
        lands to regenerate and protect 
        Minnesota's white pine.  Up to $280,000 
        of the appropriation in each year may 
        be used by the commissioner to provide 
        50 percent matching funds to implement 
        cultural practices for white pine 
        management on nonindustrial, private 
        forest lands at rates specified in the 
        Minnesota stewardship incentives 
        program manual.  Up to $150,000 of the 
        appropriation in each year may be used 
        by the commissioner to provide funds to 
        implement cultural practices for white 
        pine management on county-administered 
        lands through grant agreements with 
        individual counties, with priorities 
        for areas that experienced wind damage 
        in July 1995.  $40,000 each year is for 
        a study of the natural regeneration 
        process of white pine.  The remainder 
        of the funds in each fiscal year will 
        be available to the commissioner for 
        white pine regeneration and protection 
        on department-administered lands. 
        The commissioner may contract with and 
        make grants to nonprofit agencies to 
        carry out the purposes, plans, and 
        programs of the office of youth 
        programs, Minnesota conservation corps. 
        $61,000 the first year and $62,000 the 
        second year are for the focus on 
        community forests program, to provide 
        communities with natural resources 
        technical assistance. 
        $225,000 the first year is for grants 
        to local community forest ecosystem 
        health programs.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2001.  The 
        commissioner of natural resources shall 
        allocate individual grants of up to 
        $25,000 to local communities that match 
        the grants with nonstate money to 
        undertake projects that improve the 
        health of forest ecosystems, including 
        insect and disease suppression 
        programs, community-based forest health 
        education programs, and other 
        arboricultural treatments. 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are an increase in the 
        base appropriation for the Minnesota 
        conservation corps program activities.  
        $500,000 each year is for the 
        activities of the forest resources 
        council.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        Subd. 5.  Parks and Recreation 
        Management 
            30,210,000     30,850,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              29,576,000    30,214,000
        Natural Resources       634,000       636,000
        $634,000 the first year and $636,000 
        the second year are from the water 
        recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for state park 
        development projects.  If the 
        appropriation in either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
        $4,500,000 the first year and 
        $4,500,000 the second year are for 
        payment of a grant to the metropolitan 
        council for metropolitan area regional 
        parks and trails maintenance and 
        operation.  $1,500,000 each year is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $50,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the city of Taylors Falls for fire 
        and rescue operations in support of 
        Interstate park. 
        Notwithstanding any law to the 
        contrary, effective the day following 
        final enactment, the commissioner of 
        natural resources may enter into a 
        30-year lease with the Minneapolis park 
        and recreation board for the golf 
        course and polo grounds at Fort 
        Snelling.  The land to be leased shall 
        be used for recreation purposes in the 
        development of athletic fields 
        connected with the property.  The 
        commissioner of natural resources is 
        not obligated to make improvements on 
        the leased property. 
        Subd. 6.  Trails and Waterways 
        Management 
            20,567,000     17,622,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               3,967,000     2,083,000
        Natural Resources    14,703,000    13,931,000
        Game and Fish         1,897,000     1,608,000
        $4,649,000 the first year and 
        $4,649,000 the second year are from the 
        snowmobile trails and enforcement 
        account in the natural resources fund 
        for snowmobile grants-in-aid.  
        $256,000 the first year and $257,000 
        the second year are from the water 
        recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for a safe harbor 
        program on Lake Superior.  Any 
        unencumbered balance at the end of the 
        first year does not cancel and is 
        available for the second year.  
        $500,000 the first year and $1,000,000 
        the second year are from the natural 
        resources fund for expansion of 
        off-highway vehicle facilities.  Of 
        these amounts, $200,000 the first year 
        and $400,000 the second year are from 
        the all-terrain vehicle account, 
        $75,000 the first year and $150,000 the 
        second year are from the off-highway 
        motorcycle account, and $225,000 the 
        first year and $450,000 the second year 
        are from the off-road vehicle account 
        in the natural resources fund.  This 
        appropriation is available until 
        expended. 
        $1,500,000 the first year and $75,000 
        the second year are from the natural 
        resources fund to plan, acquire, 
        develop, and operate the Iron Range 
        off-highway vehicle recreation area.  
        The first year appropriation is 
        one-time and available until expended.  
        Of the amount appropriated the first 
        year, $750,000 is from the all-terrain 
        vehicle account, $600,000 is from the 
        off-road vehicle account, and $150,000 
        is from the off-highway motorcycle 
        account.  Of the amount appropriated in 
        the second year, $37,500 is from the 
        all-terrain vehicle account, $30,000 is 
        from the off-road account, and $7,500 
        is from the off-highway motorcycle 
        account.  The appropriations are 
        available until expended. 
        $100,000 the first year is for the 
        planning, development, and construction 
        of the Gitchi-Gami trail on the north 
        shore of Lake Superior.  The trail must 
        be designed primarily for hiking and 
        bicycling and must connect communities, 
        state parks, and other points of 
        interest along the north shore. 
        $175,000 is for a grant to the Ramsey 
        county board of commissioners and the 
        Washington county board of 
        commissioners to cooperatively develop 
        a master plan, with the cooperation and 
        assistance of the Minnesota parks and 
        trails council, for a trail around 
        Silver Lake, a White Bear Lake to 
        Stillwater regional trail, a trail and 
        route around White Bear Lake and trail 
        connections with the Gateway trail and 
        other state or regional trails within 
        the counties.  The master plan must be 
        developed with the cities of North St. 
        Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale, Birchwood, 
        Dellwood, Mahtomedi, and White Bear 
        Lake, White Bear township, and the 
        departments of natural resources and 
        transportation.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation.  
        $500,000 the first year is for 
        development of nonpaved alternate 
        trails that are adjacent to the 
        Heartland and Paul Bunyan state trails. 
        $50,000 is for planning and 
        archaeological costs of a multiuse 
        trail connecting the Douglas trail in 
        Rochester with Chester Woods county 
        park and the cities of Eyota and Dover. 
        $200,000 the first year is for 
        construction of a snowmobile trail to 
        connect the Willard Munger state trail 
        at Hermantown to the North Shore state 
        trail in Duluth. 
        The amount raised from the sale of 
        metal traction device stickers under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 84.8715, 
        prior to June 30, 1999, is appropriated 
        in fiscal year 1999 for the repair of 
        paved public trails damaged by 
        snowmobiles.  This appropriation is 
        available until spent. 
        By January 15, 2001, the commissioner 
        shall make recommendations to the 
        governor and legislature on retaining 
        the interest earnings in accounts 
        within the natural resources fund. 
        $900,000 is to the city of St. Paul for 
        the acquisition of the portion of the 
        Trout Brook Corridor located between 
        Maryland Avenue, I-35E, Cayuga Street, 
        and Agate Street.  The lands shall be 
        acquired for the reestablishment of 
        natural habitat, as well as passive 
        recreational and environmental 
        educational opportunities.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        Subd. 7.  Fish and Wildlife Management
            46,970,000     47,675,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               8,331,000     8,046,000
        Natural Resources     2,091,000     2,132,000
        Game and Fish        36,548,000    37,497,000
        $316,000 the first year and $322,000 
        the second year are for resource 
        population surveys in the 1837 treaty 
        area.  Of this amount, $108,000 the 
        first year and $109,000 the second year 
        are from the game and fish fund. 
        $965,000 the first year and $985,000 
        the second year are from the nongame 
        wildlife management account in the 
        natural resources fund for the purpose 
        of nongame wildlife management.  Any 
        unencumbered balance remaining in the 
        first year does not cancel but is 
        available the second year. 
        $1,391,000 the first year and 
        $1,420,000 the second year are for the 
        reinvest in Minnesota programs of game 
        and fish, critical habitat, and 
        wetlands established under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 84.95, subdivision 
        2.  Any unencumbered balance for the 
        first year does not cancel but is 
        available for use the second year. 
        $1,401,000 the first year and 
        $1,409,000 the second year are from the 
        wildlife acquisition account for only 
        the purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.071, subdivision 
        2a. 
        $1,203,000 the first year and 
        $1,222,000 the second year are from the 
        deer habitat improvement account for 
        only the purposes specified in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.075, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b). 
        $147,000 the first year and $147,000 
        the second year are from the deer and 
        bear management account for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        1, paragraph (c). 
        $682,000 the first year and $691,000 
        the second year are from the waterfowl 
        habitat improvement account for only 
        the purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        2. 
        $658,000 the first year and $662,000 
        the second year are from the trout and 
        salmon management account for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        3. 
        $546,000 the first year and $546,000 
        the second year are from the pheasant 
        habitat improvement account for only 
        the purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        4.  In addition to the purposes 
        specified in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 97A.075, subdivision 4, this 
        appropriation may be used for pheasant 
        restocking efforts. 
        $84,000 the first year and $85,000 the 
        second year are from the wild turkey 
        management account for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        5. 
        $25,000 the first year is to publicize 
        the critical habitat license plate 
        match program and $25,000 the second 
        year is to publicize the tax donation 
        checkoff to the nongame wildlife 
        program. 
        $299,000 the first year and $303,000 
        the second year are from the game and 
        fish fund for activities relating to 
        reduction and prevention of property 
        damage by wildlife.  $50,000 each year 
        is for emergency damage abatement 
        materials. 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are for water 
        monitoring activities, including 
        integrated monitoring using biology, 
        chemistry, hydrology, and habitat 
        assessment for water quality assessment.
        $25,000 is for an independent actuarial 
        study of the fee structure for lifetime 
        hunting and fishing licenses. 
        $1,565,000 the first year and 
        $1,565,000 the second year are for 
        field operation costs associated with 
        the division of wildlife and fish.  
        Eighty-five percent of this 
        appropriation must be used for regional 
        field operations.  The commissioner 
        must provide a report by February 1, 
        2000, to the legislative finance 
        committees on natural resources on how 
        and where the money for regional field 
        operations has been spent.* (The text 
        "and $1,565,000 the second year" in the 
        preceding paragraph was vetoed by the 
        governor.) 
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are for expansion of 
        the walleye stocking program.* (The 
        text "and $500,000 the second year" in 
        the preceding sentence was vetoed by 
        the governor.) 
        $100,000 the first year is for grants 
        for the joint development with the 
        Minnesota office of the National 
        Audobon Society to be split equally 
        between the Minnesota river valley 
        birding trail and a Mississippi river 
        valley birding trail.  The Mississippi 
        river parkway commission also shall 
        assist with the Mississippi river 
        valley birding trail.  The grants shall 
        be available to support initial 
        planning and design for the trails.  A 
        work plan for each trail must be 
        approved by the department of natural 
        resources.  The appropriation is 
        available for the biennium ending June 
        30, 2001. 
        Subd. 8.  Enforcement 
            21,856,000     22,001,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               3,874,000     3,645,000
        Natural Resources     4,596,000     4,652,000
        Game and Fish        13,286,000    13,604,000
        Solid Waste             100,000       100,000
        $1,082,000 the first year and 
        $1,082,000 the second year are from the 
        water recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for grants to counties 
        for boat and water safety. 
        $100,000 each year is from the solid 
        waste fund for solid waste enforcement 
        activities under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116.073. 
        $400,000 each year from the snowmobile 
        trails and enforcement account in the 
        natural resources fund is for grants to 
        local law enforcement agencies for 
        snowmobile enforcement activities above 
        and beyond current levels of local law 
        enforcement activities. 
        $302,000 the first year is for 
        conversion to the Minnesota state 
        patrol's 800 MHz radio system in the 
        nine-county metropolitan area.  
        Overtime shall be distributed to 
        conservation officers at historical 
        levels.  If funding for enforcement is 
        reduced because of an unallotment, the 
        overtime bank may be reduced in 
        proportion to reductions made in other 
        areas of the budget. 
        $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the 
        second year are from the natural 
        resources fund for enforcement 
        activities relating to the Iron Range 
        off-highway vehicle recreation area.  
        Of the amount appropriated, $40,000 is 
        from the all-terrain vehicle account, 
        $32,000 is from the off-road vehicle 
        account, and $8,000 is from the 
        off-highway motorcycle account. 
        $130,000 the first year and $130,000 
        the second year are to continue the 
        enforcement community liaison officers 
        program. 
        If Minnesota Statutes, section 86B.415, 
        subdivision 7a, is repealed, a refund 
        of the $50 surcharge shall be issued by 
        the commissioner to any person who 
        demonstrates having paid the fee. 
        Subd. 9.  Operations Support
            32,960,000     31,464,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              20,654,000    18,948,000
        Natural Resources     3,624,000     3,704,000
        Game and Fish         8,682,000     8,812,000
        $429,000 the first year and $432,000 
        the second year are for the community 
        assistance program to provide for 
        technical assistance and regional 
        resource enhancement grants. 
        $344,000 the first year and $348,000 
        the second year are for technical 
        assistance and grants to assist local 
        government units and organizations in 
        the metropolitan area to acquire and 
        develop natural areas and greenways. 
        $50,000 each year is to maintain the 
        state parks Southeast Asian 
        environmental education program.  
        $700,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are for information 
        technology projects. 
        $2,500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are for statewide asset 
        preservation and repair. 
        Electronic licensing under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 84.027, subdivision 
        15, other than by telephone or Internet 
        transaction, may not be implemented 
        until March 1, 2000.  The commissioner 
        shall review and analyze other types of 
        licensing systems and report to the 
        house and senate environmental finance 
        committees by January 15, 2000. 
        Sec. 6.  BOARD OF WATER AND 
        SOIL RESOURCES                        18,896,000     18,228,000
        $5,480,000 the first year and 
        $5,480,000 the second year are for 
        natural resources block grants to local 
        governments.  Of this amount, $50,000 
        each year is for a grant to the North 
        Shore Management Board, $35,000 each 
        year is for a grant to the St. Louis 
        River Board, $100,000 each year is for 
        a grant to the Minnesota River Basin 
        Joint Powers Board, and $27,000 each 
        year is for a grant to the Southeast 
        Minnesota Resources Board. 
        The board shall reduce the amount of 
        the natural resource block grant to a 
        county by an amount equal to any 
        reduction in the county's general 
        services allocation to a soil and water 
        conservation district from the county's 
        1998 allocation. 
        Grants must be matched with a 
        combination of local cash or in-kind 
        contributions.  The base grant portion 
        related to water planning must be 
        matched by an amount that would be 
        raised by a levy under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 103B.3369.  
        $4,120,000 the first year and 
        $4,120,000 the second year are for 
        grants to soil and water conservation 
        districts for cost-sharing contracts 
        for erosion control and water quality 
        management.  Of this amount, $32,000 
        the first year is for a grant to the 
        Blue Earth county soil and water 
        conservation districts for stream bank 
        stabilization on the LeSueur river 
        within the city limits of St. Clair; 
        and at least $1,500,000 the first year 
        and $1,500,000 the second year are for 
        grants for cost-sharing contracts for 
        water quality management on feedlots.  
        Priority must be given to feedlot 
        operators who have received notices of 
        violation and for feedlots in counties 
        that are conducting or have completed a 
        level 2 or level 3 feedlot inventory.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        expended.  If the appropriation in 
        either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation in the other year is 
        available for it. 
        $189,000 the first year and $189,000 
        the second year are for grants to 
        watershed districts and other local 
        units of government in the southern 
        Minnesota river basin study area 2 for 
        floodplain management.  If the 
        appropriation in either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation in the 
        other year is available for it. 
        $1,203,000 the first year and $450,000 
        the second year are for the 
        administrative costs of easement and 
        grant programs. 
        Any unencumbered balance in the board's 
        program of grants does not cancel at 
        the end of the first year and is 
        available for the second year for the 
        same grant program.  If the 
        appropriation in either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
        Sec. 7.  MINNESOTA-WISCONSIN
        BOUNDARY AREA COMMISSION                 183,000        188,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 150,000       154,000
        Natural Resources        33,000        34,000
        This appropriation is only available to 
        the extent it is matched by an equal 
        amount from the state of Wisconsin. 
        $33,000 the first year and $34,000 the 
        second year are from the water 
        recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for the St. Croix 
        management and stewardship program. 
        Sec. 8.  CITIZENS COUNCIL ON 
        VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK                   66,000         68,000*
        (The preceding section was vetoed by the governor.) 
        Sec. 9.  SCIENCE MUSEUM 
        OF MINNESOTA                            1,164,000     1,164,000
        Sec. 10.  MINNESOTA ACADEMY 
        OF SCIENCE                                41,000         41,000
        $5,000 each year is for a program to 
        provide hands on science activities for 
        elementary school children. 
        Sec. 11.  AGRICULTURE 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                         23,908,000    22,261,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              23,572,000    21,919,000
        Environmental           336,000       342,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Protection Service 
            11,609,000     11,194,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               11,273,000   10,852,000
        Environmental            336,000      342,000
        $336,000 the first year and $342,000 
        the second year are from the 
        environmental response, compensation, 
        and compliance account in the 
        environmental fund. 
        $158,000 the first year and $158,000 
        the second year are for payment of 
        claims relating to livestock damaged by 
        threatened or endangered animal species 
        and agricultural crops damaged by elk.  
        If the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
        $251,000 the first year and $502,000 
        the second year are for dairy 
        diagnostic teams. 
        $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the 
        second year are for activities of the 
        dairy producers board under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 17.76.  
        $100,000 the first year is to conduct a 
        feasibility study for a joint agency 
        laboratory that will serve the 
        environmental laboratory needs of the 
        department of agriculture, department 
        of natural resources, pollution control 
        agency, and the Minnesota department of 
        health.  
        $900,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the University of Minnesota to 
        pursue further research on diseases of 
        soybeans including, but not limited to, 
        soybean cyst nematode, white mold 
        (sclerotinia stem rot), phytophthora 
        root rot, and iron deficiency 
        chlorosis.  A portion of this 
        appropriation may be designated for 
        research on specialty gene traits of 
        soybeans. 
        $100,000 is transferred from the 
        general fund to the seed potato 
        inspection account in the agriculture 
        fund for the administration and 
        enforcement of Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 21.80 to 21.92.  This 
        appropriation is to supplement the fees 
        paid by seed potato growers. 
        Subd. 3.  Agricultural Marketing and Development
              6,521,000      5,410,000
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 41A.09, subdivision 3a, the 
        total payments from the ethanol 
        development account to all producers 
        may not exceed $68,447,000 for the 
        biennium ending June 30, 2001.  If the 
        total amount for which all producers 
        are eligible in a quarter exceeds the 
        amount available for payments, the 
        commissioner shall make the payments on 
        a pro rata basis.  In fiscal year 2000, 
        the commissioner shall first reimburse 
        producers for eligible unpaid claims 
        accumulated through June 30, 1999.  
        $500,000 the first year is appropriated 
        to the rural finance authority for 
        making a loan under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 41B.044.  Principal and 
        interest payments on the loan must be 
        deposited in the ethanol development 
        account for producer payments under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 41B.09. 
        By July 15, 1999, the commissioner 
        shall transfer the unencumbered cash 
        balance in the ethanol development fund 
        established in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 41B.044, to the general fund. 
        $200,000 the first year is for a grant 
        from the commissioner to the Minnesota 
        Turkey Growers Association for 
        assistance to an entity that constructs 
        a facility that uses poultry litter as 
        a fuel for the generation of 
        electricity.  This amount must be 
        matched by $1 of nonstate money for 
        each dollar of state money.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $50,000 the first year is for the 
        commissioner, in consultation with the 
        commissioner of economic development, 
        to conduct a study of the need for a 
        commercial shipping port at which 
        agricultural cooperatives or individual 
        farmers would have access to port 
        facilities.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation.  
        $71,000 the first year and $71,000 the 
        second year are for transfer to the 
        Minnesota grown matching account and 
        may be used as grants for Minnesota 
        grown promotion under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 17.109. 
        $100,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the University of Minnesota 
        extension service for its farm safety 
        and health program.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        $225,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are for grants to the 
        Minnesota agricultural education 
        leadership council for the planning and 
        implementation of initiatives enhancing 
        and expanding agricultural education in 
        rural and urban areas of the state.  
        Funds not used in the first year are 
        available for the second year.  This is 
        a one-time appropriation.  
        $480,000 the first year and $420,000 
        the second year are to the commissioner 
        of agriculture for programs to 
        aggressively promote, develop, expand, 
        and enhance the marketing of 
        agricultural products from Minnesota 
        producers and processors.  The 
        commissioner must enter into 
        collaborative efforts with the 
        department of trade and economic 
        development, the world trade center 
        corporation, and other public or 
        private entities knowledgeable in 
        market identification and development.  
        The commissioner may also contract with 
        or make grants to public or private 
        organizations involved in efforts to 
        enhance communication between producers 
        and markets and organizations that 
        identify, develop, and promote the 
        marketing of Minnesota agricultural 
        crops, livestock, and produce in local, 
        regional, national, and international 
        marketplaces.  Grants may be provided 
        to appropriate organizations including 
        those functioning as marketing clubs, 
        to a cooperative known as Minnesota 
        Marketplace, and to recognized 
        associations of producers or processors 
        of organic foods or Minnesota grown 
        specialty crops.  Beginning October 15, 
        1999, and 15 days after the close of 
        each calendar quarter thereafter, the 
        commissioner shall provide to the 
        senate and house committees with 
        jurisdiction over agriculture policy 
        and funding interim reports of the 
        progress toward accomplishing the goals 
        of this item.  The commissioner shall 
        deliver a final report on March 1, 
        2001.  If the appropriation for either 
        year is insufficient, the appropriation 
        for the other year is available.  This 
        is a one-time appropriation that 
        remains available until expended. 
        $60,000 the second year is for grants 
        to farmers for demonstration projects 
        involving sustainable agriculture.  If 
        a project cost is more than $25,000, 
        the amount above $25,000 must be 
        matched at the rate of one state dollar 
        for each dollar of nonstate money.  
        Priorities must be given for projects 
        involving multiple parties.  Up to 
        $20,000 each year may be used for 
        dissemination of information about the 
        demonstration grant projects.  If the 
        appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other is available. 
        $160,000 each year is for value-added 
        agricultural product processing and 
        marketing grants under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 17.101, subdivision 5.
        $450,000 the first year and $300,000 
        the second year are for continued 
        research of solutions and alternatives 
        for manure management and odor 
        control.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for annual cost-share 
        payments to resident farmers for the 
        costs of organic certification.  The 
        annual cost-share payments per farmer 
        shall be two-thirds of the cost of the 
        certification or $200, whichever is 
        less.  A certified farmer is eligible 
        to receive annual certification 
        cost-share payments for up to five 
        years.  $15,000 each year is for 
        organic market and program 
        development.  This appropriation is 
        available until expended. 
        $30,000 the first year is to assess 
        producer production contracts under 
        section 205.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2001.  
        Subd. 4.  Administration and 
        Financial Assistance 
              5,778,000     5,657,000
        $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
        the second year must be spent for the 
        WIC coupon program. 
        $49,000 the first year and $49,000 the 
        second year are for family farm 
        security interest payment adjustments.  
        If the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it.  No new 
        loans may be approved in fiscal year 
        2000 or 2001.  
        $234,000 the first year and $236,000 
        the second year are for the farm 
        advocates program. 
        $70,000 the first year and $70,000 the 
        second year are for the Northern Crops 
        Institute.  These appropriations may be 
        spent to purchase equipment and are 
        available until spent.  
        $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
        the second year are for grants to 
        agriculture information centers.  The 
        grants are only available on a match 
        basis.  The funds may be released at 
        the rate of $4 of state money for each 
        $1 of matching nonstate money that is 
        raised.  
        $115,000 the first year and $115,000 
        the second year are for the Seaway Port 
        Authority of Duluth. 
        $19,000 the first year and $19,000 the 
        second year are for a grant to the 
        Minnesota Livestock Breeders' 
        Association. 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for the Passing on the 
        Farm Center under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 17.985.  This appropriation is 
        available only to the extent matched 
        with nonstate money, including in-kind 
        contributions at the rate of one 
        nonstate dollar for every four state 
        dollars. 
        $65,000 each year is for beaver damage 
        control grants for the purposes of 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 17.110. 
        $267,000 the first year is for a pilot 
        program to expand the concept of the 
        Minnesota grown program pursuant to 
        Laws 1998, chapter 401, section 6. 
        $1,275,000 the first year and 
        $1,275,000 the second year are for an 
        electronic information management 
        system. 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for activities related 
        to reform of the federal milk marketing 
        orders system and for activities 
        opposing interstate dairy compacts.  If 
        the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available. 
        $15,000 the first year is for a study 
        of the business climate for dairy 
        farmers.  The study must determine the 
        impact of current trends in the dairy 
        industry on the economic, social, and 
        environmental conditions in rural 
        Minnesota and the long-term viability 
        of the dairy processing industry in 
        Minnesota.  Not later than February 15, 
        2000, the commissioner must report to 
        the legislature on a proposed strategic 
        plan to ensure the sustained viability 
        of the dairy industry in the state. 
        $125,000 the first year and $125,000 
        the second year are for the dairy 
        inspection account.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation.  By February 15, 2000, 
        the commissioner shall review the 
        fairness and equity of the fee 
        structure for dairy inspections and 
        report the findings to the legislature. 
        Sec. 12.  BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH       2,810,000       2,764,000
        $300,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are for a program to 
        control para-tuberculosis ("Johne's 
        disease") in domestic bovine herds.  
        $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the 
        second year are for a grant to the 
        University of Minnesota college of 
        veterinary medicine to be used for 
        development and implementation of the 
        companion animal resource education 
        program, in collaboration with the 
        Minnesota extension service. 
        $118,000 each year is for a program to 
        investigate the avian pneumovirus 
        disease and to identify the infected 
        flocks. 
        Sec. 13.  MINNESOTA HORTICULTURAL 
        SOCIETY                                  82,000         82,000
        Sec. 14.  AGRICULTURAL UTILIZATION
        RESEARCH INSTITUTE                    3,830,000      4,330,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               3,630,000     4,130,000
        Special Revenue         200,000       200,000 
        The agricultural utilization research 
        institute must collaborate with the 
        commissioner of agriculture on issues 
        of market development and technology 
        transfer. 
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are for hybrid tree 
        management research and development of 
        an implementation plan for establishing 
        hybrid tree plantations in the state.  
        This appropriation is available to the 
        extent matched by $2 of nonstate 
        contributions, either cash or in kind, 
        for each $1 of state money. 
        Sec. 15.  TRANSPORTATION                 200,000          -0-   
        $200,000 is for a grant to the city of 
        Savage or Scott county, or both, for 
        engineering and environmental studies 
        relating to the extension of Scott 
        county state-aid highway No. 27 in the 
        vicinity of the Savage fen wetlands 
        complex.  As a condition of this grant, 
        the recipient must submit a work 
        program and submit semiannual progress 
        reports as provided in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116P.05, subdivision 
        2, paragraph (c).  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        Sec. 16.  MINNESOTA RESOURCES
        Subdivision 1.  Total
        Appropriation                         29,245,000     13,005,000
        All of the appropriations in this 
        section are one-time appropriations 
        unless otherwise specified. 
                      Summary by Fund
        Minnesota Future 
        Resources Fund       16,040,000        -0-  
        Environment and 
        Natural Resources 
        Trust Fund 991,000   13,005,000    13,005,000
        Great Lakes 
        Protection Account      200,000        -0-  
        Appropriations from the Minnesota 
        future resources fund and the Great 
        Lakes protection account are available 
        for either year of the biennium. 
        For appropriations from the environment 
        and natural resources trust fund, any 
        unencumbered balance remaining in the 
        first year does not cancel and is 
        available for the second year of the 
        biennium. 
        Unless otherwise provided, the amounts 
        in this section are available until 
        June 30, 2001, when projects must be 
        completed and final products delivered. 
        Subd. 2.  Definitions 
        (a) "Future resources fund" means the 
        Minnesota future resources fund 
        referred to in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116P.13. 
        (b) "Trust fund" means the Minnesota 
        environment and natural resources trust 
        fund referred to in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116P.02, subdivision 6. 
        (c) "Great Lakes protection account" 
        means the account referred to in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116Q.02. 
        Subd. 3.  Legislative Commission 
        on Minnesota Resources                          
               583,000        284,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                    300,000        -0-    
        Trust Fund              283,000       284,000
        $300,000 is from the future resources 
        fund and $283,000 the first year and 
        $284,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund, pursuant to Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116P.09, subdivision 
        5.  
        Subd. 4.  Recreation 
             8,357,000      2,770,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                  5,587,000        -0- 
        Trust Fund            2,770,000     2,770,000
        (a) Local Initiatives Grants 
        Program. 
        This appropriation is to the 
        commissioner of natural resources to 
        provide matching grants, as follows:  
        (1) $1,953,000 is from the future 
        resources fund to local units of 
        government for local park and 
        recreation areas of up to $250,000 
        notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 85.019.  $50,000 is to complete 
        the Larue Pit Recreation Development.  
        $28,000 is to the city of Hitterdal for 
        park construction at Lake Flora.  
        $460,000 is available on the day 
        following final enactment. 
        (2) $435,000 the first year and 
        $435,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund to local units of government 
        for natural and scenic areas pursuant 
        to Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019. 
        (3) $1,484,000 is from the future 
        resources fund for trail grants to 
        local units of government on land to be 
        maintained for at least 20 years for 
        the purposes of the grant.  $500,000 is 
        for grants of up to $50,000 per project 
        for trail linkages between communities, 
        trails, and parks, and $720,000 is for 
        grants of up to $250,000 for locally 
        funded trails of regional significance 
        outside the metropolitan area.  $50,000 
        is to the upper Minnesota River valley 
        regional development commission for the 
        preliminary design and engineering of a 
        single segment of the Minnesota River 
        trail from Appleton to the Milan Beach 
        on Lake Lac Qui Parle.  $160,000 is to 
        the Department of Natural Resources to 
        resurface four miles of recreational 
        trail from the town of Milan to Lake 
        Lac Qui Parle in Chippewa county. 
        (4) $305,000 the first year and 
        $305,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund for a statewide conservation 
        partners program, to encourage private 
        organizations and local governments to 
        cost share improvement of fish, 
        wildlife, and native plant habitats and 
        research and surveys of fish and 
        wildlife.  Conservation partners grants 
        may be up to $20,000 each.  $10,000 is 
        for an agreement with the Canby 
        Sportsman's Club for shelterbelts for 
        habitat and erosion control. 
        (5) $100,000 the first year and 
        $100,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund for environmental 
        partnerships program grants of up to 
        $20,000 each for environmental service 
        projects and related education 
        activities through public and private 
        partnerships. 
        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 approved the grants 
        or allowed 60 days to pass.  The 
        commission shall monitor the grants for 
        approximate balance over extended 
        periods of time between the 
        metropolitan area as defined in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121, 
        subdivision 2, and the nonmetropolitan 
        area through work program oversight and 
        periodic allocation decisions.  For the 
        purpose of this paragraph, the match 
        must be nonstate contributions, but may 
        be either cash or in-kind.  Recipients 
        may receive funding for more than one 
        project in any given grant period.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 2002, at which time the 
        project must be completed and final 
        products delivered, unless an earlier 
        date is specified in the work program.  
        If a project financed under this 
        program receives a federal grant, the 
        availability of the financing from this 
        subdivision for that project is 
        extended to equal the period of the 
        federal grant. 
        (b) Mesabi Trail Land 
        Acquisition and 
        Development - Continuation               
        $1,000,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with St. 
        Louis and Lake Counties Regional Rail 
        Authority for the fourth biennium to 
        develop and acquire segments of the 
        Mesabi trail and procure design and 
        engineering for trail heads and 
        enhancements.  This appropriation must 
        be matched by at least $1,000,000 of 
        nonstate money.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (c) Kabetogama to Ash River 
        Community Trail System                    
        $100,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with 
        Kabetogama Lake Association in 
        cooperation with the National Park 
        Service for trail construction linking 
        Lake Kabetogama, Ash River, and 
        Voyageurs National Park.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $100,000 of nonstate money. 
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 2002, at which time the 
        project must be completed and final 
        products delivered, unless an earlier 
        date is specified in the work program. 
        (d) Mesabi Trail 
        Connection                                 
        $80,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        East Range Joint Powers Board to 
        develop trail connections to the Mesabi 
        Trail with the communities of Aurora, 
        Hoyt Lakes, and White.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $80,000 of nonstate money.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2002, at which time the project 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered, unless an earlier date is 
        specified in the work program. 
        (e) Dakota County 
        Bikeway Mapping                            
        $15,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the metropolitan council for an 
        agreement with Dakota county to cost 
        share the integration of digital 
        elevation information in the Dakota 
        county geographic information system 
        database with trail and bikeway routes 
        and develop maps for trail and bikeway 
        users. 
        (f) Mississippi Riverfront 
        Trail and Access                        
        $155,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        city of Hastings to acquire and restore 
        the public access area and to complete 
        the connecting riverfront trail from 
        the public access to lock and dam 
        number two adjacent to Lake Rebecca.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $155,000 of nonstate money. 
        (g) Management and Restoration 
        of Natural Plant Communities 
        on State Trails                          
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        to manage and restore natural plant 
        communities along state trails under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015 
        (h) Gitchi-Gami State Trail               
        $275,000 the first year and $275,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for construction of the 
        Gitchi-Gami state trail through Split 
        Rock State Park.  The commissioner must 
        submit grant requests for supplemental 
        funding for federal TEA-21 money in 
        eligible categories and report the 
        results to the legislative commission 
        on Minnesota resources.  All segments 
        of the trail must become part of the 
        state trail system.  This appropriation 
        is available until June 30, 2002, at 
        which time the project must be 
        completed and final products delivered, 
        unless an earlier date is specified in 
        the work program. 
        (i) State Park and Recreation 
        Area Acquisition, Development, 
        Betterment, and Rehabilitation          
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources as follows:  (1) for state 
        park and recreation area acquisition, 
        $500,000; and (2) for state park and 
        recreation area development, 
        rehabilitation, and resource 
        management, $500,000, unless otherwise 
        specified in the approved work 
        program.  The use of the Minnesota 
        conservation corps is encouraged.  The 
        commissioner must submit grant requests 
        for supplemental funding for federal 
        TEA-21 money in eligible categories and 
        report the results to the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 2002, at which time the 
        project must be completed and final 
        products delivered, unless an earlier 
        date is specified in the work program. 
        (j) Fort Snelling State Park;
        Upper Bluff Implementation -
        Continuation  
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        to implement the utilization plan for 
        the Upper Bluff area of Fort Snelling 
        Park.  
        (k) Interpretive Boat 
        Tours of Hill Annex 
        Mine State Park                           
        $30,000 the first year and $30,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        to add interpretive boat excursion 
        tours of the mine.  The project will 
        include purchase and equipping of a 
        craft and development of a landing area.
        (l) Metropolitan Regional Parks 
        Acquisition, Rehabilitation, 
        and Development                       
        $1,000,000 the first year and 
        $1,000,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund to the metropolitan council 
        for subgrants for acquisition, 
        development, and rehabilitation in the 
        metropolitan regional park system, 
        consistent with the metropolitan 
        council regional recreation open space 
        capital improvement plan.  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.  The 
        metropolitan council shall collect and 
        digitize all local, regional, state, 
        and federal parks and all off-road 
        trails with connecting on-road routes 
        for the metropolitan area and produce a 
        printed map that is available to the 
        public.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (m) Como Park Campus Maintenance 
        $500,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the department of finance for a 
        grant to the city of St. Paul for a 
        subsidy for the maintenance and repair 
        of live plant and animal exhibits for 
        the zoo and the conservatory at the 
        Como Park campus. 
        (n) Luce Line Trail 
        Connection Through 
        Wirth Park 
        $300,000 the first year is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        metropolitan council for an agreement 
        with the Minneapolis Park and 
        Recreation Board to complete the 
        construction of a bicycle and 
        pedestrian trail link through Wirth 
        Park to connect the Minneapolis 
        Regional Trail System with the Luce 
        Line State Trail.  This appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $300,000 of 
        nonstate money.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        Subd. 5.  Historic
               477,000        213,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                    265,000        -0-    
        Trust Fund              212,000       213,000
        (a) Using National Register 
        Properties to Interpret 
        Minnesota History                          
        $90,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the Minnesota Historical 
        Society to create interactive, 
        mini-documentaries in Internet format 
        using the National Register properties 
        to interpret selected themes in 
        Minnesota history. 
        (b) Historic Site Land 
        Acquisition                               
        $87,000 the first year and $88,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the Minnesota Historical Society to 
        purchase land adjacent to the Lower 
        Sioux Agency, Jeffers Petroglyphs, and 
        Oliver Kelley Farm sites to protect the 
        historic resources.  Allocation of 
        dollars between the three sites shall 
        be determined based on the willingness 
        of sellers and reasonable purchase 
        prices at the respective sites.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2002, at which time the project 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered, unless an earlier date is 
        specified in the work program. 
        (c) Gibbs Farm Museum 
        Interpretation                           
        $150,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the Minnesota Historical 
        Society for an agreement with Ramsey 
        County Historical Society to build and 
        furnish replica structures of historic 
        lifestyles and land use of the Dakota 
        and pioneers. 
        (d) Traverse des Sioux 
        Site Development                         
        $125,000 the first year and 125,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the Minnesota Historical Society to 
        improve public access to state historic 
        site Traverse des Sioux including 
        trails, interpretive markers, and basic 
        visitor amenities. 
        (e) Old Wadena Historic 
        Site Development                           
        $25,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the Minnesota Historical 
        Society for an agreement with Wah De 
        Nah Historic and Environmental Learning 
        Project to develop a footbridge, 
        archaeological survey, and educational 
        programs.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $6,000 of nonstate 
        money. 
        Subd. 6.  Water Quality
             2,270,000        730,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                  1,540,000        -0-  
        Trust Fund              730,000       730,000
        (a) On-Site Sewage Treatment 
        Alternatives; Performance, 
        Outreach and 
        Demonstration - Continuation              
        $275,000 the first year and $275,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of the pollution 
        control agency for the third biennium 
        to monitor previously built test sites 
        for pathogen removal and other 
        parameters for indicators of treatment 
        efficiency, to determine maintenance 
        needs and system longevity, and to 
        pursue the establishment of cooperative 
        demonstration projects. 
        (b) Identification of Sediment 
        Sources in Agricultural 
        Watersheds                                 
        $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the Science Museum of Minnesota to 
        quantify the contribution of streambank 
        erosion versus overland erosion sources 
        to riverine suspended sediment 
        concentrations.  This appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $90,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        (c) Accelerated Statewide 
        Local Water Plan 
        Implementation                           
        $1,000,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the board of water and soil 
        resources to accelerate the local water 
        planning challenge grant program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.3361, 
        to assist in the implementation of high 
        priority activities in comprehensive 
        water management plans on a cost-share 
        basis.  $140,000 is to St. Louis county 
        to inventory and evaluate existing 
        sewage treatment systems.  $75,000 is 
        to the Whitefish Area Property Owners 
        Association in cooperation with Crow 
        Wing county to inspect all lakeshore 
        properties on the Whitefish chain of 
        lakes for conformance with septic 
        system requirements.  $50,000 is to 
        Chisago county to develop sustainable 
        wastewater treatment alternatives which 
        must be matched by at least $30,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        (d) Tracking Sources of Fecal 
        Pollution Using DNA Techniques            
        $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the University of Minnesota to 
        define sources of fecal pollution in 
        waters. 
        (e) Groundwater Flow in the 
        Prairie du Chien Aquifer                  
        $55,000 the first year and $55,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the University of Minnesota to 
        characterize groundwater flow within 
        the Prairie du Chien Formation. 
        (f) Lake Minnetonka Citizens'
        Monitoring and Education 
        Network  
        $40,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Lake Minnetonka Association to begin 
        volunteer network training and 
        education for a comprehensive 
        monitoring program.  This appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $20,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        (g) Erosion Impacts on the 
        Cannon Valley Big Woods                   
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the University of Minnesota in 
        cooperation with the Big Woods Project 
        to determine historical and future 
        effects of land practices on soil 
        erosion levels and develop land 
        management tools in the big woods 
        ecosystem in Rice county. 
        (h) City of the Lakes Flood 
        Mitigation and Gravity Flow Stream System
        $500,000 the first year is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        metropolitan council for an agreement 
        with the Minneapolis Park and 
        Recreation Board.  Up to $250,000 is to 
        complete construction of the gravity 
        flow stream connection between Lake 
        Calhoun and Lake Harriet to improve 
        lakewater quality and equalize water 
        levels in the chain of lakes.  At least 
        $250,000 the first year is for flood 
        mitigation, shoreland stabilization, 
        design and engineering, and wetland 
        replacement at Lake of the Isles.  The 
        appropriation for the gravity flow 
        stream connection project must be 
        matched by sufficient nonstate money to 
        complete the project. 
        Subd. 7.  Agriculture and Natural
        Resource Based Industries
             4,818,000      1,282,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources
        Fund                  3,535,000        -0-    
        Trust Fund            1,283,000     1,282,000
        (a) Green Forest 
        Certification Project                    
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for an agreement with the Institute for 
        Agriculture and Trade Policy to certify 
        foresters and to evaluate private 
        forest lands for green certification. 
        (b) Accelerated Transfer of New 
        Forest - Research Findings                
        $58,000 the first year and $57,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the University of Minnesota to 
        accelerate educational programming by 
        the sustainable forest education 
        cooperative on the practical 
        application of landscape-level analysis 
        in site-level forest management. 
        (c) Minnesota Wildlife 
        Tourism Initiative                       
        $125,000 the first year and $125,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to develop, implement, and 
        evaluate a project focusing on wildlife 
        tourism as a sustainable industry in 
        Minnesota in cooperation with the 
        office of tourism. 
        (d) Integrated Prairie 
        Management                               
        $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        University of Minnesota and Clay county 
        in a cooperative project for an 
        aggregate resource inventory on public 
        lands, prairie restoration and 
        research, and stewardship plans for 
        management options.  This appropriation 
        is available until June 30, 2002, at 
        which time the project must be 
        completed and final products delivered, 
        unless an earlier date is specified in 
        the work program. 
        (e) Improved Agricultural Systems 
        Overlying Sensitive Aquifers 
        in Southwestern Minnesota                
        $200,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of agriculture 
        for an agreement with the University of 
        Minnesota, Southwest Experiment 
        Station, to provide technical support, 
        research, systems evaluation, and 
        advisory teams to protect sensitive 
        alluvial aquifers threatened by nitrate 
        contamination in southwest Minnesota. 
        (f) Diversifying Agriculture for
        Environmental, Economic, and Social Benefits
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the University of Minnesota to 
        research new plant materials and crop 
        management systems for diversification. 
        (g) Minnesota River Basin 
        Initiative; Local Leadership  
        $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the board of water and soil 
        resources for a cost share agreement 
        with the Minnesota River Basin Joint 
        Powers Board for landscape planning and 
        demonstration, and restoration and 
        management projects for the Minnesota 
        River on a cost-share basis. 
        (h) Commercial Fertilizer Plant 
        for Livestock Solid Waste 
        Processing                             
        $400,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the agricultural utilization 
        research institute for an agreement 
        with AquaCare International, Inc. to 
        establish a commercial grade fertilizer 
        plant that will enhance and process 
        animal wastewater solids through 
        micronization technology.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $425,000 of nonstate money.  As a 
        condition of receiving this 
        appropriation, AquaCare International, 
        Inc. must agree to pay to the state a 
        royalty.  Notwithstanding Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116P.10, the royalty 
        must be two percent of gross revenues 
        accruing to AquaCare International, 
        Inc. from this application of 
        micronization technology.  Receipts 
        from the royalty must be credited to 
        the fund. 
        (i) Preservation of Native 
        Wild Rice Resource                      
        $200,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with Leech 
        Lake Reservation to analyze critical 
        factors in different northern rice 
        habitats and determine methods to 
        preserve the natural diversity of wild 
        rice.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $45,000 of nonstate 
        money. 
        (j) Wild Rice Management 
        Planning                                  
        $200,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Boise Forte Band of Chippewa to develop 
        databases and management plans for 
        northern wild rice lakes.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $20,000 of nonstate money. 
        (k) Mesabi Iron Range, 
        Water and Mineral Resource 
        Planning                                  
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources.  $125,000 the first year and 
        $125,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund to the University of 
        Minnesota to develop and assemble 
        essential data on stockpile composition 
        and ownership, complete hydrogeologic 
        base maps, site and design an overflow 
        outlet, and distribute results to local 
        government and industry.  This project 
        is to be coordinated by the Range 
        Association of Municipalities and 
        Schools.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (l) Sustainable Aquaculture 
        Development in Minnesota                 
        $130,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of agriculture 
        in cooperation with the University of 
        Minnesota to develop, demonstrate, and 
        evaluate prototypes of aquaponic 
        systems that operate in an urban 
        environment and use a combination of 
        aquacultural and hydroponic techniques 
        to produce fish and plants for human 
        consumption.  $55,000 is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of agriculture in 
        cooperation with the MinAqua Fisheries 
        Cooperative, with assistance from the 
        University of Minnesota, for the 
        purchase, operation, and demonstration 
        of ozonation equipment for water 
        treatment and conditioning in large 
        recirculating aquaculture systems.  
        These appropriations are available 
        until June 30, 2002, at which time the 
        project must be completed and final 
        products delivered, unless an earlier 
        date is specified in the work program.  
        As a condition of receiving this 
        appropriation, MinAqua Fisheries 
        Cooperative must agree to pay to the 
        state a royalty.  Notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10, 
        the royalty must be two percent of the 
        gross revenues accruing to MinAqua 
        Fisheries Cooperative from this 
        application of ozonation technology.  
        Receipts from the royalty must be 
        credited to the fund. 
        (m) Sustainable Farming 
        Systems - Continuation                    
        $350,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the University of Minnesota, 
        Minnesota Institute for Sustainable 
        Agriculture, for on-farm and experiment 
        station research, documentation and 
        dissemination of information on 
        alternative farm practices in order to 
        integrate recent scientific advances, 
        improve farm efficiencies, promote 
        profitability, and to enhance 
        environmental quality. 
        (n) Economic Analysis of 
        Agriculture for Multiple 
        Benefits  
        $200,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of agriculture 
        for an agreement with the Land 
        Stewardship Project to evaluate 
        economic and environmental benefits 
        from current and future agricultural 
        production. 
        (o) Nonwood Agricultural Fibers 
        and Industrial Hemp for Pulp 
        and Paper Manufacture  
        $200,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the University of Minnesota to 
        investigate the feasibility of various 
        agricultural pulp markets in the 
        development of small scale pulp mills 
        in the agricultural regions of the 
        state. 
        (p) Sustainable Livestock 
        Systems                                   
        $350,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of agriculture 
        for an agreement with the University of 
        Minnesota, West Central Experiment 
        Station, for on-farm research and 
        education programs to support small- to 
        moderate-scale farms through whole farm 
        planning and monitoring of forage-based 
        livestock systems. 
        (q) Forest Wildlife Biologist 
        for Ruffed Grouse                       
        $1,000,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Ruffed Grouse Society, Inc. to fund a 
        position and related costs for a forest 
        wildlife biologist employed by the 
        society that will provide technical 
        assistance to public and private 
        landowners for improved ruffed grouse 
        habitat and related forest wildlife 
        conservation.  The activity funded by 
        this appropriation must be done in 
        collaboration with institutes of higher 
        learning and state agencies.  The 
        amounts of this appropriation made 
        available in each fiscal year must not 
        exceed those stated in the work 
        program.  As a condition of receiving 
        this appropriation, the society must 
        demonstrate that it has created a 
        private endowment to fund this position 
        and related costs with nonstate money 
        after this appropriation has been 
        spent.  The society must demonstrate 
        that it has a sound financial plan to 
        increase the principal of the endowment 
        to at least $1,000,000 of nonstate 
        money by January 1, 2000, and to 
        $2,000,000 of nonstate money by June 
        30, 2007.  The work program must 
        provide that failure of the society to 
        meet the goals of the financial plan on 
        time will cause further payments from 
        this appropriation to be withheld until 
        the goals are met.  This appropriation 
        is available until June 30, 2007, at 
        which time the project must be 
        completed and final products delivered, 
        unless an earlier date is specified in 
        the work program. 
        (r) Organic Farming 
        Training Project                          
        $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of agriculture for 
        an agreement with the Minnesota Food 
        Association in cooperation with the 
        Midwest Organic Alliance to recruit and 
        train new immigrant and conventional 
        farmers in sustainable and organic 
        methods utilizing a mentoring approach. 
        (s) Construction and Demolition 
        Waste Abatement 
        Demonstration Project                     
        $250,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the director of the office of 
        environmental assistance for an 
        agreement with the Green Institute to 
        field test building salvage strategies, 
        expanding markets for salvaged 
        materials, and creating a 
        community-based enterprise model. 
        Subd. 8.  Urbanization Impacts 
               973,000        400,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                    573,000        -0-    
        Trust Fund              400,000       400,000
        (a) Resources for Redevelopment:  
        A Community Property 
        Investigation Program                     
        $100,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the pollution control agency 
        for an agreement with the Minnesota 
        Environmental Initiative to assess 
        environmental contamination in up to 
        sixteen brownfield sites statewide on a 
        cost-share basis for each site in order 
        to promote property redevelopment by 
        community nonprofit organizations. 
        (b) Tools and Training for 
        Community-Based Planning  
        $225,000 the first year and $225,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the office of strategic and 
        long-range planning to develop 
        software, data, and training for local 
        government planning for delivery of 
        state geographic information systems 
        data and models for social and 
        environmental decision making. 
        (c) Protecting Dakota County 
        Farmland and Natural Areas                
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with Dakota 
        county to inventory and identify unique 
        farmland and natural areas and to 
        protect land through conservation 
        easements. 
        (d) Urban Corridor Design               
        $400,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the University of Minnesota to 
        develop sustainability designs for 
        selected urban corridors.  One project 
        must be inside the metropolitan area 
        and one project must be outside the 
        metropolitan area. 
        (e) Conservation-Based Development 
        Program                                   
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for an agreement with the Minnesota 
        Land Trust to design four model 
        developments and acquire conservation 
        easements within new developments that 
        enhance the natural, rural landscape. 
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $65,000 of nonstate money. 
        (f) Chisago Lakes Outlet
        Channel Project                         
        $40,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with Chisago 
        county to complete the final 
        construction phase of the outlet 
        channel at Chisago Lakes.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $50,000 of nonstate money. 
        (g) Blufflands Implementation 
        $33,000 the first year is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for 
        an agreement with Winona county to 
        implement land protection 
        recommendations in the blufflands 
        design manual. 
        Subd. 9.  Innovations in Energy
        and Transportation 
               263,000         62,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources
        Fund                    200,000        -0-  
        Trust Fund               63,000        62,000
        (a) Ice Arena Design for Efficiency
        and Air Quality - Continuation 
        $100,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the amateur sports commission 
        for an agreement with the Center for 
        Energy and Environment in cooperation 
        with the department of health to 
        enhance energy efficiency and assure 
        indoor air quality in new and existing 
        ice arenas in Minnesota technical 
        assistance and energy audits. 
        (b) Promoting High Efficiency
        Cogeneration 
        $100,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the office of strategic and 
        long-range planning and the Minnesota 
        environmental quality board to develop 
        a statewide inventory of potential 
        cogeneration sites and a regulatory 
        guidance manual. 
        (c) Evaluate Biodiesel Made From
        Waste Fats and Oils 
        $63,000 the first year and $62,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of agriculture in 
        cooperation with the Minnesota Soybean 
        Growers Association to produce a diesel 
        fuel from soybeans and waste cooking 
        oils and greases, for laboratory 
        evaluation of the fuel for particulates 
        and engine power, and for trial in 
        light-duty vehicles.  The appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $50,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        Subd. 10.  Decision-Making Tools 
             1,000,000        705,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources
        Fund                    295,000        -0-  
        Trust Fund              705,000       705,000
        (a) Goodhue County Natural Resources
        Inventory and Management Plan 
        $75,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the board of water and soil 
        resources for an agreement with Goodhue 
        county to inventory, evaluate, and 
        describe natural resources and create a 
        geographic information system-based map 
        and database.  The appropriation must 
        be matched by at least $50,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        (b) Public Access to Mineral 
        Knowledge  
        $100,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the department of natural 
        resources to accelerate the automation 
        of historic mineral exploration 
        information and to make the database 
        accessible and searchable. 
        (c) Updating Outmoded Soil
        Surveys - Continuation 
        $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the board of water and soil 
        resources for the first biennium of a 
        four biennia project to accelerate a 
        statewide program to begin to update 
        and digitize soil surveys in up to 25 
        counties, including Fillmore county.  
        Participating counties must provide a 
        cost share. 
        (d) Climate Variability and Change
        Impacts on Minnesota Resources 
        $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the University of Minnesota to 
        develop a database of climate measures 
        relevant to recreation, tourism, 
        agriculture, and forestry, and to 
        construct climate scenarios for 
        Minnesota over the next 50 years.* (The 
        preceding text beginning "(d) Climate 
        Variability and Change Impacts on 
        Minnesota Resources" was vetoed by the 
        governor.) 
        (e) Minnesota Environmentally
        Preferable Chemicals Project 
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the office of environmental assistance 
        for an agreement with the Institute for 
        Local Self-Reliance to build an 
        industry network of users and producers 
        of petrochemicals and biochemicals, and 
        to promote a shift to environmentally 
        preferable chemicals.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $40,000 of nonstate money. 
        (f) GIS Utilization of Historic 
        Timberland Survey Records 
        $120,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the Minnesota Historical 
        Society to digitize and distribute 
        historic timberland survey records in a 
        geographic information system format. 
        (g) By-Products Application 
        to Agricultural, Mineland, and 
        Forest Soils 
        $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the pollution control agency for an 
        agreement with Western Lake Superior 
        Sanitary District to create a northeast 
        Minnesota consortium of public 
        utilities, wood-products, and mining 
        industries to research environmentally 
        sound coapplications of industrial and 
        municipal by-products for agriculture, 
        forestry, and mineland reclamation.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $21,000 of nonstate money. 
        (h) Winter Severity Index
        for Deer 
        $30,000 the first year and $30,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for an agreement with the Minnesota 
        Deer Hunters Association to determine 
        the relationship between the winter 
        severity index, deer condition, and 
        deer mortality.  This appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $5,000 in 
        nonstate money and at least $30,000 
        in-kind match.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        Subd. 11.  Environmental Education 
             1,970,000        885,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources
        Fund                  1,085,000        -0-  
        Trust Fund              885,000       885,000
        (a) Uncommon Ground:  An Educational 
        Television Series 
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the University of Minnesota for 
        matching funding to produce a televised 
        series of natural landscapes 
        chronicling two centuries of change in 
        Minnesota. 
        (b) Karst Education for
        Southeastern Minnesota 
        $60,000 the first year and $60,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the board of water and soil resources 
        for an agreement with the Southeast 
        Minnesota Water Resources Board to 
        develop teacher training workshops, 
        educational materials, and exhibits 
        demonstrating the connections between 
        land use and ground water contamination 
        in southeastern Minnesota. 
        (c) Minnesota Wolf Public
        Education  
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for an agreement with the International 
        Wolf Center to develop educational 
        curriculum, conduct teacher training 
        workshops, and develop a traveling 
        exhibit on wolves to address the 
        current Minnesota wolf management 
        debate.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $15,500 of nonstate 
        money. 
        (d) Bear Center 
        $20,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for a grant to a bear center 
        to develop a business plan, marketing 
        study, facility predesign, and exhibit 
        design. 
        (e) Accessible Outdoor
        Recreation 
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with 
        wilderness inquiry to survey facilities 
        in at least 50 state recreation units 
        for the Minnesota guide to universal 
        access, develop assessments of 
        inclusion in recreation and 
        environmental education activities, and 
        provide opportunities for 
        participation.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (f) Science Outreach and
        Integrated Learning on Soil 
        $125,000 the first year and $125,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the Science Museum of Minnesota to 
        develop a soils experiment center and 
        demonstration plots to increase the 
        awareness of soil science and soil 
        health.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $100,000 of 
        nonstate money.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (g) Teacher Training in
        Interdisciplinary Environmental 
        Education  
        $30,000 the first year and $30,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for an agreement with the Audubon 
        Center of the North Woods to train K-12 
        teachers in environmental education 
        techniques. 
        (h) Development and Rehabilitation
        of Recreational Shooting Ranges 
        $350,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to provide cost-share grants 
        to local recreational shooting clubs 
        for the purpose of developing or 
        rehabilitating shooting sports 
        facilities for public use.  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 approved the grants or 
        allowed 60 days to pass. 
        (i) Youth Outdoor Environmental
        Education Program 
        $125,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with Dakota 
        county to develop youth-at-risk 
        environmental education programs. 
        (j) Twin Cities Environmental
        Service Learning - Continuation 
        $20,000 the first year and $20,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for an agreement with Eco Education to 
        provide training and matching grants 
        for student service environmental 
        learning projects.  This appropriation 
        must be matched by at least $40,000 of 
        nonstate money. 
        (k) Minnesota Whitetail Deer
        Resource Center Exhibits 
        $400,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Minnesota Deer Hunters Association to 
        construct exhibits on whitetail deer in 
        Minnesota.  This appropriation is 
        available to the extent matched by 
        expenditure of nonstate money on land 
        and a building to display the exhibits. 
        (l) Sustainability Forums 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the office of environmental 
        assistance for an agreement with the 
        Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton 
        League of America to conduct forums for 
        the public and local units of 
        government on sustainability and 
        community-based planning objectives. 
        (m) Minnesota River Watershed
        Ecology and History Exhibit 
        $90,000 the first year is from the 
        future resources fund to the Minnesota 
        Historical Society for an agreement 
        with Joseph R. Brown Heritage Society 
        to design and construct exhibits at the 
        Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center. 
        (n) Hyland Lake Environmental
        Center 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the metropolitan council for an 
        agreement with Suburban Hennepin 
        Regional Park District for predesign 
        and design of an environmental 
        education center in 
        Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Regional 
        Park Reserve.* (The preceding text 
        beginning "(n) Hyland Lake 
        Environmental Center" was vetoed by the 
        governor.) 
        (o) Aquaculture, Hydroponics, and
        Greenhouse Research Lab 
        $100,000 the first year is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of agriculture for an 
        agreement with Chisago Lakes High 
        School to design and construct a 
        greenhouse, hydroponics, and 
        aquaculture facility to support an 
        outdoor living classroom. 
        Subd. 12.  Benchmarks and Indicators 
             2,315,000      1,915,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources
        Fund                    200,000        -0-  
        Trust Fund            1,915,000     1,915,000
        Great Lakes 
        Protection Account      200,000        -0-  
        (a) Measuring Children's Exposures
        to Environmental Health Hazards 
        $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the University of Minnesota in 
        cooperation with the department of 
        health to augment a federal study of 
        exposure of children to multiple 
        environmental hazards, to evaluate 
        comparative health risks, and to design 
        intervention strategies. 
        (b) Minnesota County Biological
        Survey - Continuation 
        $800,000 the first year and $800,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for the seventh biennium of a 
        12-biennia project to accelerate the 
        survey that identifies significant 
        natural areas and systematically 
        collects and interprets data on the 
        distribution and ecology of natural 
        communities, rare plants, and animals. 
        (c) Environmental Indicators 
        Initiative - Continuation 
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for the third and final 
        biennium to complete a set of statewide 
        environmental indicators that will 
        assist public understanding of 
        Minnesota environmental health and the 
        effectiveness of sustainable 
        development efforts. 
        (d) Dakota County Wetland Health 
        Monitoring Program  
        $80,000 the first year and $80,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of the pollution 
        control agency for an agreement with 
        Dakota county to evaluate wetland 
        health through citizen volunteers, 
        develop wetland biodiversity projects 
        in urban areas, and conduct public 
        education. 
        (e) Predicting Water and Forest 
        Resources Health and Sustainability 
        $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the University of Minnesota, Natural 
        Resources Research Institute, to assess 
        ecosystem health using indicators and 
        to develop models that incorporate 
        landscape composition change. 
        (f) Potential for Infant Risk
        from Nitrate Contamination 
        $200,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of health to 
        study nitrate and bacteria-contaminated 
        drinking water of infants and families 
        at risk. 
        (g) Assessing Lake Superior Waters
        Off the North Shore 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year of this appropriation 
        are from the trust fund, and $200,000 
        is from the Great Lakes protection 
        account to the University of Minnesota 
        Duluth for a pilot program to establish 
        benchmark data for Lake Superior.  
        Expenses may not include capital cost 
        for a research vessel.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2002, at which time the project 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered, unless an earlier date is 
        specified in the work program. 
        (h) Minnesota's Forest Bird 
        Diversity Initiative - Continuation 
        $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for the fifth biennium of a 
        six-biennium project to establish 
        benchmarks for using birds as 
        ecological indicators of forest 
        health.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $80,000 of nonstate 
        contributions.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (i) Farm Ponds as Critical 
        Habitats for Native Amphibians 
        $125,000 the first year and $125,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Upper Mississippi Science Center to 
        study management practices that sustain 
        healthy populations of amphibians in 
        southeastern Minnesota farm ponds and 
        to recommend monitoring methods 
        suitable for testing amphibian habitat 
        quality.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $200,000 of 
        nonstate contributions.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2002, at which time the project 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered, unless an earlier date is 
        specified in the work program. 
        (j) Improved Minnesota Fungus
        Collection and Database 
        $35,000 the first year and $35,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the University of Minnesota to 
        consolidate and preserve fungus 
        specimen collections and computerize 
        the data for use in agriculture, 
        forestry, and recreation management. 
        Subd. 13.  Critical Lands or Habitats 
             4,640,000      2,790,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources
        Fund                  1,850,000        -0-  
        Trust Fund            2,790,000     2,790,000
        (a) Sustainable Woodlands and
        Prairies on Private Lands - 
        Continuation 
        $225,000 the first year and $225,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources, in cooperation with the 
        Minnesota Forestry Association and the 
        Nature Conservancy, to develop 
        stewardship plans for private 
        landowners and to implement natural 
        resource projects by providing matching 
        money to private landowners.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2002, at which time the project 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered, unless an earlier date is 
        specified in the work program. 
        (b) National Prairie Passage; Linking
        Isolated Prairie Preserves  
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of transportation to 
        link isolated tallgrass prairie 
        preserves with corridors of prairie.  
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $600,000 of nonstate money. 
        (c) Greening the Metro 
        Mississippi-Minnesota River 
        Valleys  
        $400,000 the first year and $400,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with 
        Greening the Great River Park to 
        implement private and public habitat 
        projects in the Mississippi and 
        Minnesota River Valleys.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $374,000 of nonstate money and 
        cost sharing is required for projects 
        on private lands. This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (d) Restoring the Greater Prairie 
        Chicken to Southwestern Minnesota 
        $30,000 the first year and $30,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for an agreement with the Minnesota 
        Prairie Chicken Society to restore the 
        greater prairie chicken to appropriate 
        habitat.  
        (e) Prairie Heritage Fund - 
        Continuation   
        $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with 
        Pheasants Forever, Inc. to acquire and 
        develop land for prairie grasslands and 
        wetlands to be donated to the public.  
        The land must be open and accessible to 
        the public.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $500,000 of money.  
        In addition to the required work 
        program, parcels may not be acquired 
        until parcel lists have been submitted 
        to the legislative commission on 
        Minnesota resources and the commission 
        has approved the parcel list or allowed 
        60 days to pass. 
        (f) Public Boat Access and 
        Fishing Piers 
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are from the trust 
        fund, and $310,000 is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for increased access 
        to lakes and rivers statewide through 
        the provision of public boat access, 
        fishing piers, and shoreline access, 
        with approximately equal allocations 
        for the Twin Cities metropolitan area 
        and the remainder of the state.  These 
        appropriations are available until June 
        30, 2002, at which time the project 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered, unless an earlier date is 
        specified in the work program.  
        $212,000 of the appropriation from the 
        future resources fund is available 
        immediately upon enactment. 
        (g) Arboretum Land Acquisition and 
        Wetlands Restoration - Continuation 
        $350,000 the first year and $350,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the University of Minnesota for an 
        agreement with the University of 
        Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 
        Foundation for the third biennium for 
        land acquisition.  The priority is to 
        acquire approximately 40 acres of land 
        within the Arboretum boundary before 
        completing the Spring Peeper Meadow 
        wetland restoration.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $700,000 of nonstate money. 
        (h) Native Prairie Prescribed 
        Burns                                    
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        for a grant to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for an agreement with 
        the Nature Conservancy for prescribed 
        burns of native prairie on state 
        wildlife lands. 
        (i) Implement the Chisago and 
        Washington Counties Green 
        Corridor Project - Continuation 
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with 1000 
        Friends of Minnesota for land 
        protection activities, including at 
        least $300,000 for cost-share grants to 
        local governments for fee or less than 
        fee acquisition. 
        (j) RIM Shoreland Stabilization 
        $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to complete the high priority 
        bank stabilization on Lake 
        Winnibigoshish and, if additional match 
        money becomes available, to begin 
        similar work on Lac Qui Parle Lake. 
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $56,000 of nonstate money.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 2002, at which time the 
        project must be completed and final 
        products delivered, unless an earlier 
        date is specified in the work program. 
        (k) Enhancing Canada Goose 
        Hunting Opportunities for 
        Recreation and Management Purposes  
        $340,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to work with waterfowl 
        conservation organizations to secure 
        leases for goose forage areas and to 
        increase public goose hunting 
        opportunities. 
        (l) Nongame Wildlife 
        Management                              
        $235,000 the first year and $235,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the trust fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for the purpose of 
        nongame wildlife management. 
        (m) Wildlife Habitat 
        Acquisition and Development               
        $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to acquire and protect land 
        and to make improvements of a capital 
        nature for the Chub lake natural area.  
        The appropriation is available until 
        expended and must be matched by federal 
        or local funds totaling $300,000. 
        (n) Trout Stream 
        Protection                              
        $1,200,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for trout stream protection.* 
        (The preceding text beginning "(n) 
        Trout Stream Protection" was vetoed by 
        the governor.) 
        Subd. 14.  Native Species Planting 
               945,000        595,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                    350,000        -0-    
        Trust Fund              595,000       595,000
        (a) Minnesota ReLeaf Matching 
        Grant Program - Continuation              
        $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
        the second year are from the trust 
        fund, and $350,000 is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for the fourth 
        biennium, with at least $210,000 for 
        matching grants to local communities to 
        protect native oak forests from oak 
        wilt and to provide technical 
        assistance and cost sharing with 
        communities for tree planting and 
        community forestry assessments.  
        $200,000 of this appropriation the 
        first year is for tree replacement in 
        the cities of St. Peter and Comfrey.  
        The appropriation from the future 
        resources fund is available immediately 
        upon enactment. 
        (b) Landscaping for Wildlife and 
        Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention      
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for an agreement with St. Paul 
        Neighborhood Energy Consortium to work 
        with urban and suburban communities to 
        expand native species planting through 
        residential landscaping and cooperative 
        neighborhood projects. The activities 
        must include participant cost sharing. 
        This appropriation must be matched by 
        at least $24,000 of nonstate money. 
        (c) Lakescaping for Wildlife and 
        Water Quality Initiative                  
        $70,000 the first year and $70,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        in cooperation with the Minnesota Lakes 
        Association to promote lakescaping for 
        wildlife and water quality through 
        workshops, demonstration sites, and a 
        registry program for lakeshore owners. 
        The activities must include participant 
        cost sharing. 
        (d) Development and Assessment of 
        Oak Wilt Biological Control 
        Technologies - Continuation               
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the University of Minnesota to 
        evaluate biocontrol efficacy, spore mat 
        production, and root graft barrier 
        guidelines for oak wilt, in cooperation 
        with the department of agriculture. 
        (e) Restoring Ecological Health to 
        St. Paul's Mississippi River Bluffs       
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with Friends 
        of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and 
        Ramsey County to inventory and restore 
        native species, and to plan for 
        critical greenways and natural area 
        habitat.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        Subd. 15.  Native Fish 
               229,000        229,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Trust Fund              229,000       229,000
        (a) Mussel Resource Survey                
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for the first biennium of a 
        three-biennium project to survey 
        mussels statewide for resource 
        management. 
        (b) Freshwater Mussel Resources in 
        the St. Croix River                        
        $29,000 the first year and $29,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for an agreement with Macalester 
        College to continue refugia studies and 
        assess populations for freshwater 
        mussels. 
        Subd. 16.  Exotic Species 
               405,000        145,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                    260,000        -0-  
        Trust Fund              145,000       145,000
        (a) Biological Control of Eurasian 
        Water Milfoil and Purple 
        Loosestrife - Continuation 
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for the fourth biennium of a 
        five-biennium project to develop and 
        implement biological controls for 
        Eurasian water milfoil and purple 
        loosestrife.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2002, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (b) Evaluate Establishment, Impact of 
        Leafy Spurge Biocontrol Agents  
        $70,000 the first year and $70,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of agriculture to 
        study flea beetles introduced to 
        control leafy spurge by site 
        characterization and assessment for 
        biological control.  This appropriation 
        is available until June 30, 2002, at 
        which time the project must be 
        completed and final products delivered, 
        unless an earlier date is specified in 
        the work program. 
        (c) Restoring Native Vegetation in 
        Parks and Nature Centers 
        $260,000 the first year is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for 
        an agreement with the St. Paul Audubon 
        Society to restore native vegetation at 
        community nature centers and parks. 
        Subd. 17.  Data Availability Requirements 
        (a) During the biennium ending June 30, 
        2001, the data collected by the 
        projects funded under this section that 
        have common value for natural resource 
        planning and management must conform to 
        information architecture as defined in 
        guidelines and standards adopted by the 
        office of technology.  Spatial data 
        must conform with guidelines and 
        standards described in the geographic 
        data compatibility guidelines available 
        from the land management information 
        center.  These data must be made 
        available under the provisions of the 
        Data Practices Act in chapter 13. 
        (b) For the purposes of information 
        dissemination to the extent 
        practicable, summary data and results 
        of projects funded under this section 
        should be readily accessible on the 
        Internet.  To the extent practicable, 
        spatial data and their documentation 
        must be made available through the 
        Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse.
        (c) As part of project expenditures, 
        recipients of land acquisition 
        appropriations must provide the 
        information necessary to update public 
        recreation information maps to the 
        department of natural resources in the 
        specified form. 
        Subd. 18.  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. 
        Subd. 19.  Match Requirements 
        Unless specifically authorized, 
        appropriations in this section that 
        must be matched and for which the match 
        has not been committed by December 31, 
        1999, are canceled, and in-kind 
        contributions may not be counted as 
        match. 
        Subd. 20.  Payment Conditions and 
        Capital Equipment Expenditures 
        All agreements, grants, or contracts 
        referred to in this section must be 
        administered on a reimbursement basis.  
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.41, expenditures made on or 
        after July 1, 1999, or the date the 
        work program is approved, whichever is 
        later, are eligible for reimbursement. 
        Payment must be made upon receiving 
        documentation that project-eligible 
        reimbursable amounts have been 
        expended, except that reasonable 
        amounts may be advanced to projects in 
        order to accommodate cash flow needs. 
        The advances must be approved as part 
        of the work program.  No expenditures 
        for capital equipment are allowed 
        unless expressly authorized in the 
        project work program. 
        Subd. 21.  Purchase of Recycled and 
        Recyclable Materials 
        A political subdivision, public or 
        private corporation, or other entity 
        that receives an appropriation in this 
        section must use the appropriation in 
        compliance with Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 16B.121 to 16B.123, requiring 
        the purchase of recycled, repairable, 
        and durable materials, the purchase of 
        uncoated paper stock, and the use of 
        soy-based ink, the same as if it were a 
        state agency. 
        Subd. 22.  Energy Conservation 
        A recipient to whom an appropriation is 
        made in this section for a capital 
        improvement project shall ensure that 
        the project complies with the 
        applicable energy conservation 
        standards contained in law, including 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 216C.19 to 
        216C.21, and rules adopted thereunder.  
        The recipient may use the energy 
        planning and intervention and energy 
        technologies units of the commissioner 
        of public service to obtain information 
        and technical assistance on energy 
        conservation and alternative energy 
        development relating to the planning 
        and construction of the capital 
        improvement project. 
        Subd. 23.  Accessibility 
        New structures must be shown to meet 
        the design standards in the Americans 
        with Disabilities Act Accessibility 
        Guidelines.  Nonstructural facilities 
        such as trails, campgrounds, picnic 
        areas, parking, play areas, water 
        sources, and the access routes to these 
        features should be shown to be designed 
        using guidelines in the Recommendations 
        for Accessibility Guidelines: 
        Recreational Facilities and Outdoor 
        Developed Areas. 
        Subd. 24.  Year 2000 Compatible 
        A recipient to whom an appropriation is 
        made in this section for computer 
        equipment and software must ensure that 
        the project expenditures comply with 
        year 2000 compatible database and 
        software. 
        Subd. 25.  Carryforward 
        (a) The availability of the 
        appropriations for the following 
        projects is extended to June 30, 2000: 
        Laws 1997, chapter 216, section 15, 
        subdivision 5, paragraph (a), Ft. 
        Snelling State Park-upper bluff 
        utilization and AYH hostel; paragraph 
        (c), Jeffers petroglyphs environmental 
        assessment and prairie restoration; 
        paragraph (g), Native American 
        perspective of the historic north 
        shore; subdivision 6, paragraph (g), 
        lakeshore restoration - Minneapolis 
        chain of lakes; subdivision 9, 
        paragraph (a), grants to local 
        governments to assist natural resource 
        decision making; paragraph (e), North 
        Minneapolis upper river master plan; 
        paragraph (g), Miller Creek management; 
        and paragraph (h), trout habitat 
        preservation using alternative 
        watershed management practices; 
        subdivision 10, paragraph (g), Fillmore 
        county soil survey update; subdivision 
        11, paragraph (a), foundations to 
        integrated access to environmental 
        information; subdivision 12, paragraph 
        (a), sustainable development assistance 
        for municipalities through electric 
        utilities; paragraph (h), soy-based 
        diesel fuel study; subdivision 13, 
        paragraph (g), state wolf management:  
        electronically moderating the 
        discussion; subdivision 14, paragraph 
        (f), loons; indicators of mercury in 
        the environment; subdivision 17, 
        paragraph (a), sustainable woodlands on 
        private lands; and paragraph (d) 
        prairie heritage project; subdivision 
        20, paragraph (a), ballast water 
        technology demonstration for exotic 
        species control; Laws 1995, chapter 
        220, section 19, subdivision 12, 
        paragraph (a), restore historic 
        Mississippi river mill site, as amended 
        by Laws 1997, chapter 216, section 15, 
        subdivision 26, paragraph (b). 
        (b) The availability of the 
        appropriations for the following 
        projects is extended to June 30, 2001: 
        Laws 1997, chapter 216, section 15, 
        subdivision 5, paragraph (f), 
        historical and cultural museum on 
        Vermilion Lake Indian Reservation; 
        subdivision 7, paragraph (f), mercury 
        manometers; subdivision 16, paragraph 
        (b), Arboretum Land Acquisition; Laws 
        1996, chapter 463, section 22, 
        subdivision 8, Pickwick Mill, as 
        amended by Laws 1997, chapter 246, 
        section 32.  
        Sec. 17.  ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS                     
        The following amounts are appropriated 
        in fiscal year 1999 from the Minnesota 
        environment and natural resources trust 
        fund referred to in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116P.02, subdivision 6. 
        $496,000 in fiscal year 1999 is added 
        to the appropriation in Laws 1997, 
        chapter 216, section 15, subdivision 4, 
        paragraph (a), clause (1), for state 
        park and recreation area acquisition. 
        $495,000 in fiscal year 1999 is added 
        to the appropriation in Laws 1997, 
        chapter 216, section 15, subdivision 4, 
        paragraph (b), metropolitan regional 
        park system. 
         Sec. 18.  TRADE AND ECONOMIC
        DEVELOPMENT                              250,000        -0-
        This appropriation is for the Minnesota 
        investment fund under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116J.8731, to make a 
        grant to the city of Windom to assist 
        an expanding agricultural processing 
        facility.  The amount of the grant is 
        not subject to the limit in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116J.8731, 
        subdivision 5.  If the grant is used to 
        acquire or improve real property, the 
        grant agreement between the city of 
        Windom and a recipient must provide 
        that, if the grant recipient sells, 
        transfers, or exchanges the real 
        property, any capital gain or other 
        profit on the transaction that accrues 
        to the grant recipient must be paid to 
        the commissioner for credit to the 
        Minnesota investment fund in the same 
        proportion as was paid from the 
        Minnesota investment fund to acquire or 
        improve the real property. 
        If this appropriation remains 
        unencumbered on March 31, 2000, the 
        amount cancels and is reappropriated to 
        the agricultural utilization research 
        institute and is available in the first 
        or second year. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 14.386, is 
        amended to read: 
           14.386 [PROCEDURE FOR ADOPTING EXEMPT RULES; DURATION.] 
           (a) A rule adopted, amended, or repealed by an agency, 
        under a statute enacted after January 1, 1997, authorizing or 
        requiring rules to be adopted but excluded from the rulemaking 
        provisions of chapter 14 or from the definition of a rule, has 
        the force and effect of law only if: 
           (1) the revisor of statutes approves the form of the rule 
        by certificate; 
           (2) the office of administrative hearings approves the rule 
        as to its legality within 14 days after the agency submits it 
        for approval and files two copies of the rule with the revisor's 
        certificate in the office of the secretary of state; and 
           (3) a copy is published by the agency in the State Register.
           A statute enacted after January 1, 1997, authorizing or 
        requiring rules to be adopted but excluded from the rulemaking 
        provisions of chapter 14 or from the definition of a rule does 
        not excuse compliance with this section unless it makes specific 
        reference to this section. 
           (b) A rule adopted under this section is effective for a 
        period of two years from the date of publication of the rule in 
        the State Register.  The authority for the rule expires at the 
        end of this two-year period. 
           (c) The chief administrative law judge shall adopt rules 
        relating to the rule approval duties imposed by this section and 
        section 14.388, including rules establishing standards for 
        review. 
           (d) This section does not apply to: 
           (1) any group or rule listed in section 14.03, subdivisions 
        1 and 3, except as otherwise provided by law; 
           (2) game and fish rules of the commissioner of natural 
        resources adopted under section 84.027, subdivision 13, or 
        sections 97A.0451 to 97A.0459; 
           (3) experimental and special management waters designated 
        by the commissioner of natural resources under sections 97C.001 
        and 97C.005; or 
           (4) game refuges designated by the commissioner of natural 
        resources under section 97A.085; or 
           (5) transaction fees established by the commissioner of 
        natural resources for electronic or telephone sales of licenses, 
        stamps, permits, registrations, or transfers under section 
        84.027, subdivision 15, paragraph (a), clause (3). 
           (e) If a statute provides that a rule is exempt from 
        chapter 14, and section 14.386 does not apply to the rule, the 
        rule has the force of law unless the context of the statute 
        delegating the rulemaking authority makes clear that the rule 
        does not have force of law. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16A.531, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [AGRICULTURAL FUND.] There is created in the 
        state treasury an agricultural fund as a special revenue fund 
        for deposit of receipts from agricultural related fees and 
        activities conducted by the state. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16B.171, as 
        amended by Laws 1999, chapter 86, article 1, section 7, is 
        amended to read: 
           16B.171 [EXCEPTION FOR FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS.] 
           Notwithstanding section 16C.08 or other any law to the 
        contrary, the commissioner of transportation, commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency, or commissioner of natural 
        resources may, when required by a federal agency entering into 
        an intergovernmental contract, negotiate contract terms 
        providing for full or partial prepayment to the federal agency 
        before work is performed or services are provided. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.03, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [SEMIANNUAL REPORTS.] (a) By October 15 and 
        April 15 of each year, the commissioner shall submit to the 
        legislative committees having jurisdiction over appropriations 
        from the agricultural fund in section 16A.531 a report on the 
        amount of revenue raised in each fee account within the fund, 
        the expenditures from each account, and the purposes for which 
        the expenditures were made. 
           (b) The report delivered on October 15 of each year must 
        include the commissioner's recommendations, if any, for changes 
        in statutes relating to the fee accounts of the agricultural 
        fund. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.038, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.038 [STATISTICAL SERVICES ACCOUNT.] 
           The statistical services account is established in the 
        state treasury agricultural fund.  All payments for statistical 
        services performed by the agricultural statistics division of 
        the department of agriculture must be deposited in the state 
        treasury agricultural fund and credited to the statistical 
        services account.  The money in the account is appropriated to 
        the commissioner of agriculture to administer the programs of 
        the agricultural statistics division. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.102, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [MINNESOTA GROWN ACCOUNT.] The Minnesota grown 
        account is established as an account in the state 
        treasury agricultural fund.  License fee receipts and penalties 
        collected under this section must be deposited in the state 
        treasury agricultural fund and credited to the Minnesota grown 
        account.  The money in the account is continuously appropriated 
        to the commissioner to implement and enforce this section and to 
        promote the Minnesota grown logo and labeling. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.109, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The Minnesota grown 
        matching account is established as a separate account in the 
        state treasury agricultural fund.  The account shall be 
        administered by the commissioner of agriculture as provided in 
        this section. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.115, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [AWARDING OF LOANS.] (a) Applications for loans 
        must be made to the commissioner on forms prescribed by the 
        commissioner. 
           (b) The applications must be reviewed, ranked, and 
        recommended by a loan review panel appointed by the 
        commissioner.  The loan review panel shall consist of two 
        lenders with agricultural experience, two resident farmers of 
        the state using sustainable agriculture methods, two resident 
        farmers of the state using organic agriculture methods, a farm 
        management specialist, a representative from a post-secondary 
        education institution, and a chair from the department.  
           (c) The loan review panel shall rank applications according 
        to the following criteria: 
           (1) realize savings to the cost of agricultural production 
        and project savings to repay the cost of the loan; 
           (2) reduce or make more efficient use of energy; and 
           (3) reduce production costs.  
           (d) A loan application must show that the loan can be 
        repaid by the applicant.  
           (e) The commissioner must consider the recommendations of 
        the loan review panel and may make loans for eligible projects.  
        Priority must be given based on the amount of savings realized 
        by adopting the practice implemented by the loan. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.116, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [AWARDING OF GRANTS.] (a) Applications for grants 
        must be made to the commissioner on forms prescribed by the 
        commissioner. 
           (b) The applications must be reviewed, ranked, and 
        recommended by a technical review panel appointed by the 
        commissioner.  The technical review panel shall consist of a 
        soil scientist, an agronomist, a representative from a 
        post-secondary educational institution, two resident farmers of 
        the state using sustainable agriculture methods, two resident 
        farmers of the state using organic agriculture methods, and a 
        chair from the department.  
           (c) The technical review panel shall rank applications 
        according to the following criteria: 
           (1) direct or indirect energy savings or production; 
           (2) environmental benefit; 
           (3) farm profitability; 
           (4) the number of farms able to apply the techniques or the 
        technology proposed; 
           (5) the effectiveness of the project as a demonstration; 
           (6) the immediate transferability of the project to farms; 
        and 
           (7) the ability of the project to accomplish its goals. 
           (d) The commissioner shall consider the recommendations of 
        the technical review panel and may award grants for eligible 
        projects.  Priority must be given to applicants who are farmers 
        or groups of farmers. 
           (e) Grants for eligible projects may not exceed $25,000 
        unless the portion above $25,000 is matched on an equal basis by 
        the applicant's cash or in-kind land use contribution.  Grant 
        funding of projects may not exceed $50,000 under this section, 
        but applicants may utilize other funding sources.  A portion of 
        each grant must be targeted for public information activities of 
        the project. 
           (f) A project may continue for up to three years.  
        Multiyear projects must be reevaluated by the technical review 
        panel and the commissioner before second or third year funding 
        is approved.  A project is limited to one grant for its funding. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.117, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] Up to $40,000,000 $140,000,000 
        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. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.136, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.136 [ANIMAL FEEDLOTS; POLLUTION CONTROL; FEEDLOT AND 
        MANURE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] 
           (a) The commissioner of agriculture and the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency shall establish a feedlot and 
        manure management advisory committee to identify needs, goals, 
        and suggest policies for research, monitoring, and regulatory 
        activities regarding feedlot and manure management.  In 
        establishing the committee, the commissioner shall give first 
        consideration to members of the existing feedlot advisory group. 
           (b) The committee must include representation from beef, 
        dairy, pork, chicken, and turkey producer organizations.  The 
        committee shall not exceed 18 21 members, but, after June 30, 
        1997 1999, must include representatives from at least four 
        environmental organizations, eight livestock producers, and four 
        experts in soil and water science, nutrient management, and 
        animal husbandry, one commercial solid manure applicator who is 
        not a producer, one commercial liquid manure applicator who is 
        not a producer, and one member from an organization representing 
        local units of government, and chairs of the senate and the 
        house of representatives committees that deal with agricultural 
        policy or the designees of the chairs.  In addition, the 
        departments of agriculture, health, and natural resources, the 
        pollution control agency, board of water and soil resources, 
        soil and water conservation districts, the federal Natural 
        Resource Conservation Service, the association of Minnesota 
        counties, and the Farm Service Agency shall serve on the 
        committee as ex officio nonvoting members. 
           (c) The advisory committee shall elect a chair and a 
        vice-chair from its members.  The department and the agency 
        shall provide staff support to the committee. 
           (d) The commissioner of agriculture and the commissioner of 
        the pollution control agency shall consult with the advisory 
        committee during the development of any policies, rules, or 
        funding proposals or recommendations relating to feedlots or 
        feedlot-related manure management. 
           (e) The commissioner of agriculture shall consult with the 
        advisory committee on establishing a list of manure management 
        research needs and priorities. 
           (f) The advisory committee shall advise the commissioners 
        on other appropriate matters. 
           (g) Nongovernment members of the advisory committee shall 
        receive expenses, in accordance with section 15.059, subdivision 
        6.  The advisory committee expires on June 30, 2001. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.457, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [FEE.] The commissioner shall impose a fee for 
        permits in an amount sufficient to cover the costs of issuing 
        the permits and for facility inspections.  The fee may not 
        exceed $50.  Fee receipts must be deposited in the state 
        treasury agricultural fund and credited to the special revenue 
        fund Eurasian wild pigs account and are appropriated to the 
        commissioner for the purposes of this section. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.59, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [COMMODITIES RESEARCH AND PROMOTION ACCOUNT.] All 
        fees collected by the department under sections 17.51 to 17.69 
        and any other fees and income received by the department in the 
        administration of these statutes shall be deposited in a 
        separate account known as the commodity research and promotion 
        account in the special revenue agricultural fund.  Money in the 
        account, including interest, is appropriated to the commissioner 
        to carry out the duties of sections 17.51 to 17.69. 
           Sec. 32.  [17.710] [AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION CONTRACTS.] 
           A production contract entered into, renewed, or amended on 
        or after July 1, 1999, between an agricultural producer and a 
        processor of agricultural products must not contain provisions 
        that prohibit the producer from disclosing terms, conditions, 
        and prices contained in the contract.  Any provision prohibiting 
        disclosure by the producer is void. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.85, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.85 [LABORATORY SERVICES ACCOUNT.] 
           A laboratory services account is established in the state 
        treasury agricultural fund.  Payments for laboratory services 
        performed by the laboratory services division of the department 
        of agriculture must be deposited in the state treasury 
        agricultural fund and credited to the laboratory services 
        account.  Money in the account, including interest earned on the 
        account, is annually appropriated to the commissioner of 
        agriculture to administer the programs of the laboratory 
        services division. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.982, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CRIMINAL PENALTIES.] A person who violates 
        chapter 29, 31, 31A, 31B, or 34 for which a penalty has not been 
        prescribed is guilty of a misdemeanor.  
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17.983, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES; CITATION.] If a 
        person has violated chapter 29, 31, 31A, 31B, 32, or 34, the 
        commissioner may issue a written citation to the person by 
        personal service or by certified mail.  The citation shall 
        describe the nature of the violation and the statute or rule 
        alleged to have been violated; state the time for correction; 
        and the amount of any proposed fine.  The citation must advise 
        the person to notify the commissioner in writing within 30 days 
        if the person wishes to appeal the citation.  If the person 
        fails to appeal the citation, the citation is the final order 
        and not subject to further review.  
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 17A.11, is 
        amended to read: 
           17A.11 [FEES FOR LIVESTOCK WEIGHING.] 
           The commissioner shall prescribe the fee necessary to cover 
        the cost of state weighing, to be assessed and collected from 
        the seller in the manner the commissioner may prescribe.  The 
        fee assessed must be the same, and the manner of collection of 
        the fee must be uniform at all facilities.  At any location 
        where state weighing is performed in accordance with this 
        chapter and the total annual fees collected are insufficient to 
        pay the cost of the weighing, the annual deficit shall be 
        assessed and collected in the manner the commissioner may 
        prescribe.  Additional money arising from the weighing of 
        animals by the commissioner, which has been collected and 
        retained by any person, shall be paid on demand to the 
        commissioner.  All money collected by the commissioner shall be 
        deposited in the state treasury agricultural fund and credited 
        to the livestock weighing fund account.  Money in the account is 
        appropriated to the commissioner to carry out the duties of 
        section 17A.10 and for activities and duties required under 
        chapter 31B. 
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, 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 agricultural fund 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. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 18B.05, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] A pesticide regulatory 
        account is established in the state treasury agricultural fund.  
        Fees and penalties collected under this chapter must be 
        deposited in the state treasury agricultural fund and credited 
        to the pesticide regulatory account.  Money in the account, 
        including interest, is appropriated to the commissioner for the 
        administration and enforcement of this chapter. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 18B.26, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [REVIEW AND REGISTRATION.] (a) The commissioner 
        may not deny the registration of a pesticide because the 
        commissioner determines the pesticide is not essential. 
           (b) The commissioner shall review each application and may 
        approve, deny, or cancel the registration of any pesticide.  The 
        commissioner may impose state use and distribution restrictions 
        on a pesticide as part of the registration to prevent 
        unreasonable adverse effects on the environment. 
           (c) The commissioner must notify the applicant of the 
        approval, denial, cancellation, state use or distribution 
        restrictions. 
           (d) The applicant may request a hearing on any adverse 
        action of the commissioner within 30 days after being notified. 
           (e) The commissioner may exempt pesticides that have been 
        deregulated or classified as minimum risk by the United States 
        Environmental Protection Agency from the requirement of 
        registration. 
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 18C.131, is 
        amended to read: 
           18C.131 [FERTILIZER INSPECTION ACCOUNT.] 
           A fertilizer inspection account is established in the state 
        treasury.  The fees collected under this chapter and interest 
        attributable to money in the account must be deposited in the 
        state treasury and credited to the fertilizer inspection account 
        in the agricultural fund.  Money in the account, including 
        interest earned, is appropriated to the commissioner for the 
        administration and enforcement of this chapter. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, 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; 
           (2) the owners of municipal airports at Perham, Madison, 
        and Hector, in 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 
           (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. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 18E.03, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The agricultural chemical 
        response and reimbursement account is established as an account 
        in the state treasury agricultural fund.  
           Sec. 43.  [18E.035] [FINANCIAL SECURITY; MUNICIPAL 
        AIRPORTS.] 
           As a condition for the use of space or facilities for the 
        storage, handling, or distribution of agricultural chemicals on 
        the grounds of a municipal airport, a licensed aerial pesticide 
        applicator shall hold the owner of the airport harmless for any 
        expenses to cover necessary corrective actions caused by the 
        applicator. 
           Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 21.115, is 
        amended to read: 
           21.115 [FEES; SEED POTATO INSPECTION FUND ACCOUNT.] 
           The commissioner shall fix the fees for all inspections and 
        certifications in such amounts as from time to time may be found 
        necessary to pay the expenses of carrying out and enforcing the 
        purposes of sections 21.111 to 21.122, with a reasonable 
        reserve, and shall require the same to be paid before such 
        inspections or certifications are made.  All moneys collected as 
        fees or as penalties for violations of any of the provisions of 
        such sections shall be paid into the state treasury agricultural 
        fund and therein credited to the seed potato inspection fund 
        account of the commissioner, which fund account is hereby 
        created and appropriated for carrying out the purposes of 
        sections 21.111 to 21.122.  Interest, if any, received on 
        deposits of these moneys shall be credited to such fund the 
        account, and there shall be paid into this fund any sum provided 
        by the legislature for the purpose of carrying out the 
        provisions of such sections.  
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 21.116, is 
        amended to read: 
           21.116 [EXPENSES.] 
           All necessary expenses incurred in carrying out the 
        provisions of sections 21.111 to 21.122 and the compensation of 
        officers, inspectors, and employees appointed, designated, or 
        employed by the commissioner, as provided in such sections, 
        together with their necessary traveling expenses, together with 
        the traveling expenses of the members of the advisory seed 
        potato certification committee, and other expenses necessary in 
        attending committee meetings, shall be paid from, and only from, 
        the seed potato inspection fund account, on order of the 
        commissioner and commissioner of finance's voucher warrant.  
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 21.90, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [TESTS OF VARIETIES.] If the commissioner needs 
        to verify that a hybrid seed field corn variety is adapted to 
        the corn growing zone declared by the originator or owner, it 
        must, when grown in several official comparative trials by the 
        director of the Minnesota agricultural experiment station in the 
        declared zone of adaptation, have an average kernel moisture at 
        normal harvest time which does not differ from the average 
        kernel moisture content of three or more selected standard 
        varieties adapted for grain production in that particular 
        growing zone by more than four percentage points.  If a new 
        variety when tested has more than six percentage points of 
        moisture over the standard variety, it must have the relative 
        maturity increased by five days in the correct zone of 
        adaptation before it can be sold the second year.  If it does 
        not exceed the standard varieties by more than five percentage 
        points of moisture the second year tested, it can be sold the 
        third year with the same relative maturity.  If upon being 
        tested the third year the moisture percentage points are found 
        to be over the four percentage points allowed, the variety then 
        must have the relative maturity increased by five days in the 
        correct zone.  The varieties to be used as standard varieties 
        for determining adaptability to a zone shall be selected for 
        each zone by the director of the Minnesota agricultural 
        experiment station with the advice and consent of the 
        commissioner of agriculture.  Should a person, firm, originator, 
        or owner of a hybrid seed field corn variety wish to offer 
        hybrid seed for sale or distribution in this state, the person, 
        firm, originator, or owner not having distributed any products 
        in Minnesota during the past ten years, or not having any record 
        of testing by an agency acceptable to the commissioner, then 
        after registration of the variety the commissioner is required 
        to have the variety tested for one year by the director of the 
        Minnesota agricultural experiment station before it may be 
        distributed in Minnesota.  Should any person, firm, originator, 
        or owner of a seed field corn variety be guilty of two 
        successive violations with respect to the declaration of 
        relative maturity date and zone number, then the violator must 
        commence a program of pretesting for varieties as determined by 
        the commissioner.  The list of varieties to be used as standards 
        in each growing zone shall be sent by the commissioner not later 
        than February 1 of each year to each seed firm registering 
        hybrid varieties with the commissioner as of the previous April 
        1.  To assist in defraying the expenses of the Minnesota 
        agricultural experiment station in carrying out the provisions 
        of this section, there shall be transferred annually from the 
        seed inspection fund account to the agricultural experiment 
        station a sum which shall at least equal 80 percent of the total 
        revenue from all hybrid seed field corn variety registrations.  
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 21.92, is 
        amended to read: 
           21.92 [SEED INSPECTION FUND ACCOUNT.] 
           There is established in the state treasury agricultural 
        fund an account known as the seed inspection fund account.  Fees 
        and penalties collected by the commissioner under sections 21.80 
        to 21.92 and interest attributable to money in the account shall 
        be deposited into this account.  The rates at which the fees are 
        charged may be adjusted pursuant to section 16A.1285.  Money in 
        the account, including interest earned, is appropriated to the 
        commissioner for the administration and enforcement of sections 
        21.80 to 21.92. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 25.39, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [COMMERCIAL FEED INSPECTION ACCOUNT.] A 
        commercial feed inspection account is established in the state 
        treasury agricultural fund.  Fees and penalties collected under 
        sections 25.35 to 25.43 and interest attributable to money in 
        the account must be deposited in the state treasury agricultural 
        fund and credited to the commercial feed inspection 
        account.  Money in the account, including interest earned, is 
        appropriated to the commissioner for the administration and 
        enforcement of sections 25.341 to 25.43. 
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 27.07, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS; FEES; ACCOUNT.] The 
        commissioner may collect fees as provided for in cooperative 
        agreements between the commissioner and the United States 
        Department of Agriculture for the inspection of fresh fruits, 
        vegetables, and other products.  The fees and interest 
        attributable to money in the account must be deposited in the 
        state treasury agricultural fund and credited to a fruit and 
        vegetables inspection account.  Money in the account, including 
        interest earned, is appropriated to the commissioner to 
        administer the cooperative agreements. 
           Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 28A.075, is 
        amended to read: 
           28A.075 [DELEGATION TO LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH.] 
           (a) At the request of a local board of health that licensed 
        and inspected grocery and convenience stores on January 1, 1999, 
        the commissioner may must enter into an agreement agreements 
        before January 1, 2001, with a local board boards of health to 
        delegate all or part of to the appropriate local board of health 
        the licensing and inspection duties of the commissioner 
        pertaining to retail food handlers that are grocery or 
        convenience stores.  Retail grocery or convenience stores 
        inspected under the state meat inspection program of chapter 31A 
        are exempt from delegation. 
           (b) A local board of health must adopt an ordinance 
        consistent with the Minnesota Food Code, Minnesota Rules, 
        chapter 4626, for all of its jurisdiction to regulate grocery 
        and convenience stores and the ordinance (Food Code) must not be 
        in conflict with standards set in law or rule. 
           Sec. 51.  [28A.0752] [DELEGATION OF POWERS AND DUTIES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [AGREEMENTS TO PERFORM DUTIES OF THE 
        COMMISSIONER.] (a) Agreements to delegate licensing and 
        inspection duties pertaining to retail grocery or convenience 
        stores shall include licensing, inspection, reporting and 
        enforcement duties authorized under sections 17.04, 28A.13, 
        29.21, 29.23, 29.235, 29.236, 29.237, 29.24, 29.25, 29.26, 
        29.27, 29.28, 30.003, 30.01, 30.099, 30.103, 30.104, 30.15, 
        30.19, 30.49, 30.50, 30.55, 30.56, 30.57, 30.58, and 30.59, 
        appropriate sections of the Minnesota Food Law, chapter 31, and 
        applicable Minnesota food rules. 
           (b) Agreements are subject to subdivision 3. 
           (c) This subdivision does not affect agreements entered 
        into under section 28A.075 or current cooperative agreements 
        which base inspections and licensing responsibility on the 
        firm's most predominant mode of business. 
           Subd. 2.  [AGREEMENTS TO PERFORM DUTIES OF THE 
        COMMISSIONER.] An agreement to delegate licensing and inspection 
        of retail food handlers that are grocery or convenience stores 
        to a local board of health must be approved by the commissioner 
        and is subject to subdivision 3. 
           Subd. 3.  [TERMS OF AGREEMENTS.] (a) Agreements authorized 
        under this section must be in writing and signed by the 
        delegating authority and the designated agent. 
           (b) The agreement must list criteria the delegating 
        authority will use to determine if the designated agent's 
        performance meets appropriate standards and is sufficient to 
        replace performance by the delegating authority. 
           (c) The agreement may specify minimum staff requirements 
        and qualifications, set procedures for the assessment of costs, 
        and provide for termination procedures if the delegating 
        authority determines that the designated agent has failed to 
        comply with the agreement. 
           (d) The delegating authority and the designated agent are 
        required to perform inspections utilizing the Minnesota Food 
        Code's minimum and maximum standards. 
           (e) A designated agent must not perform licensing, 
        inspection, or enforcement duties under the agreement in 
        territory outside its jurisdiction unless approved by the 
        commissioner and governing body for that territory through a 
        separate agreement. 
           (f) The scope of agreements established under this section 
        is limited to duties and responsibilities agreed upon by the 
        parties.  The agreement may provide for automatic renewal and 
        for notice of intent to terminate by either party. 
           (g) During the life of the agreement, the delegating 
        authority shall not perform duties that the designated agent is 
        required to perform under the agreement, except inspections 
        necessary to determine compliance with the agreement and this 
        section or as agreed to by the parties. 
           (h) The delegating authority shall consult with, advise, 
        and assist a designated agent in the performance of its duties 
        under the agreement. 
           (i) This section does not alter the responsibility of the 
        delegating authority for the performance of duties specified by 
        law and rule. 
           Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 28A.08, 
        subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 1999, chapter 59, section 2, 
        is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1999.] 
                                                          Penalties 
        Type of food handler                    License    Late     No
                                                Fee      Renewal  License
                                                Effective 
                                                July 1,
                                                1999
        1.   Retail food handler
             (a) Having gross sales of only
             prepackaged nonperishable food
             of less than $15,000 for 
             the immediately previous 
             license or fiscal year and 
             filing a statement with the 
             commissioner                       $ 45     $ 15     $ 25
                                                $ 48     $ 16     $ 27
             (b) Having under $15,000 gross
             sales including food preparation 
             or having $15,000 to $50,000 
             gross sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $ 61     $ 15     $ 25
                                                $ 65     $ 16     $ 27
             (c) Having $50,000 to $250,000 
             gross sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $118     $ 35     $ 75 
                                                $126     $ 37     $ 80
             (d) Having $250,000 to 
             $1,000,000 gross sales for the 
             immediately previous license or 
             fiscal year                        $202     $ 50     $100
                                                $216     $ 54     $107
             (e) Having $1,000,000 to 
             $5,000,000 gross sales for the 
             immediately previous license or 
             fiscal year                        $562     $100     $175
                                                $601     $107     $187
             (f) Having $5,000,000 to
             $10,000,000 gross sales for the
             immediately previous license or
             fiscal year                        $787     $150     $300
                                                $842     $161     $321
             (g) Having over $10,000,000
             gross sales for the immediately
             previous license or fiscal year    $899     $200     $350
                                                $962     $214     $375
        2.   Wholesale food handler
             (a) Having gross sales or
             service of less than $25,000
             for the immediately previous 
             license or fiscal year             $ 50     $ 15     $ 15
                                                $ 54     $ 16     $ 16
             (b) Having $25,000 to
             $250,000 gross sales or
             service for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $225     $ 50     $100
                                                $241     $ 54     $107
             (c) Having $250,000 to 
             $1,000,000 gross sales or
             service from a mobile unit
             without a separate food facility
             for the immediately previous
             license or fiscal year             $337     $ 75     $150
                                                $361     $ 80     $161
             (d) Having $250,000 to 
             $1,000,000 gross sales or
             service not covered under 
             paragraph (c) for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $449     $100     $200
                                                $480     $107     $214
             (e) Having $1,000,000 to
             $5,000,000 gross sales or 
             service for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $562     $125     $250
                                                $601     $134     $268
             (f) Having over $5,000,000 gross
             sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $647     $150     $300
                                                $692     $161     $321
        3.   Food broker                        $112     $ 30     $ 50
                                                $120     $ 32     $ 54
        4.   Wholesale food processor
             or manufacturer 
             (a) Having gross sales of less 
             than $125,000 for the 
             immediately previous license 
             or fiscal year                     $150     $ 50     $100
                                                $161     $ 54     $107
             (b) Having $125,000 to $250,000
             gross sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $310     $ 75     $150
                                                $332     $ 80     $161
             (c) Having $250,001 to $1,000,000
             gross sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $449     $100     $200
                                                $480     $107     $214
             (d) Having $1,000,001 to
             5,000,000 gross sales for the
             immediately previous license or
             fiscal year                        $562     $125     $250
                                                $601     $134     $268
             (e) Having $5,000,001 to 
             $10,000,000 gross sales for 
             the immediately previous 
             license or fiscal year             $647     $150     $300 
                                                $692     $161     $321
             (f) Having over $10,000,000 
             gross sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $900     $200     $350
                                                $963     $214     $375
        5.   Wholesale food processor of
             meat or poultry products
             under supervision of the
             U. S. Department of Agriculture 
             (a) Having gross sales of less 
             than $125,000 for the 
             immediately previous license 
             or fiscal year                     $100     $ 25     $ 50
                                                $107     $ 27     $ 54
             (b) Having $125,000 to 
             $250,000 gross sales for the
             immediately previous license
             or fiscal year                     $169     $ 50     $ 75
                                                $181     $ 54     $ 80
             (c) Having $250,001 to
             $1,000,000 gross sales for the
             immediately previous license
             or fiscal year                     $253     $ 75     $125
                                                $271     $ 80     $134
             (d) Having $1,000,001 to
             $5,000,000 gross sales 
             for the immediately previous 
             license or fiscal year             $310     $ 75     $150
                                                $332     $ 80     $161
             (e) Having $5,000,001 to 
             $10,000,000 gross sales for 
             the immediately previous 
             license or fiscal year             $366     $100     $175 
                                                $392     $107     $187
             (f) Having over $10,000,000 
             gross sales for the immediately 
             previous license or fiscal year    $500     $150     $250 
                                                $535     $161     $268
        6.   Wholesale food processor or
             manufacturer operating only at
             the state fair                     $125     $ 40     $ 50 
        7.   Wholesale food manufacturer
             having the permission of the
             commissioner to use the name
             Minnesota Farmstead cheese         $ 30     $ 10     $ 15
         8.  Nonresident frozen dairy 
             manufacturer                       $200     $ 50     $ 75
         9.  Wholesale food manufacturer
             processing less than 700,000
             pounds per year of raw milk        $ 30     $ 10     $ 15
         10. A milk marketing organization
             without facilities for 
             processing or manufacturing 
             that purchases milk from milk
             producers for delivery to a
             licensed wholesale food 
             processor or manufacturer          $ 50     $ 15     $ 25
           Sec. 53.  [28A.081] [CERTIFICATE FEES.] 
           A fee of $75 for each certificate shall be charged to all 
        food establishments that request certificates issued by the 
        Minnesota department of agriculture to facilitate the movement 
        of Minnesota processed and manufactured foods destined for 
        export from the state of Minnesota.  Certificates include, but 
        are not limited to, a certificate of free sale, certificate of 
        export, certificate of sanitation, sanitary certificate, 
        certificate of origin and/or free sale, certificate of health 
        and/or free sale, sanitation, and purity, certificate of free 
        trade, certificate of free sale, sanitation, purity, and origin, 
        certificate of health, sanitation, purity, and free sale, and 
        letter of plant certification. 
           The commissioner shall bill a food establishment within 
        seven days after issuing a certificate to the establishment.  
        The operator of the food establishment must submit payment for a 
        certificate within ten days of the billing date.  If a 
        certificate fee payment is not received within 15 days of the 
        billing date, the commissioner may not issue any future 
        certificates until previous fees due are paid in full. 
           Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 29.22, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [DISPOSITION OF FEES.] All fees collected and all 
        fines paid for a violation of sections 29.21 to 29.28 or rules 
        promulgated under those sections, as well as all license fees 
        and penalties must be deposited in the state treasury 
        agricultural fund, and credited to a separate account to be 
        known as the egg law inspection fund account, which is hereby 
        created, set aside, and appropriated as a revolving fund account 
        to be used by the department to help defray the expense of 
        inspection, supervision, and enforcement of sections 29.21 to 
        29.28 and is in addition to and not in substitution for the sums 
        regularly appropriated or otherwise made available for this 
        purpose to the department. 
           Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31.101, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [MEAT AND POULTRY RULES.] Federal regulations in 
        effect on April 1, 1997 January 1, 1999, as provided by Code of 
        Federal Regulations, title 9, parts part 301 to 362 and 381 to 
        391, with the exception of Subpart C-Exemptions, sections 381.10 
        to 381.15 et seq., are incorporated as part of the meat and 
        poultry rules in this state.  The rules may be amended by the 
        commissioner under chapter 14. 
           Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31.94, is 
        amended to read: 
           31.94 [COMMISSIONER DUTIES.] 
           (a) The commissioner shall enforce sections 31.92 to 31.95. 
        The commissioner shall withhold from sale or trade any product 
        sold, labeled, or advertised in violation of sections 31.92 to 
        31.95. 
           (b) The commissioner shall investigate the offering for 
        sale, labeling, or advertising of an article or substance as 
        organically grown, organically processed, or produced in an 
        organic environment if there is reason to believe that action is 
        in violation of sections 31.92 to 31.95. 
           (c) The commissioner may adopt rules that further clarify 
        organic food standards and marketing practices. 
           (d) In order to promote opportunities for organic 
        agriculture in Minnesota, the commissioner shall: 
           (1) survey producers and support services and organizations 
        to determine information and research needs in the area of 
        organic agriculture practices; 
           (2) work with the University of Minnesota to demonstrate 
        the on-farm applicability of organic agriculture practices to 
        conditions in this state; 
           (3) direct the programs of the department so as to work 
        toward the promotion of organic agriculture in this state; 
           (4) inform agencies of how state or federal programs could 
        utilize and support organic agriculture practices; and 
           (5) work closely with farmers, the University of Minnesota, 
        the Minnesota trade office, and other appropriate organizations 
        to identify opportunities and needs as well as ensure 
        coordination and avoid duplication of state agency efforts 
        regarding research, teaching, and extension work relating to 
        organic agriculture. 
           (e) By November 15 of each even-numbered year the 
        commissioner, in conjunction with the task force created in 
        section 31.95, subdivision 3a, shall report on the status of 
        organic agriculture in Minnesota to the legislative policy and 
        finance committees and divisions with jurisdiction over 
        agriculture.  The report must include: 
           (1) a description of current state or federal programs 
        directed toward organic agriculture, including significant 
        results and experiences of those programs; 
           (2) a description of specific actions the department of 
        agriculture is taking in the area of organic agriculture, 
        including the proportion of the department's budget spent on 
        organic agriculture; 
           (3) a description of current and future research needs at 
        all levels in the area of organic agriculture; and 
           (4) suggestions for changes in existing programs or 
        policies or enactment of new programs or policies that will 
        affect organic agriculture. 
           Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31.95, 
        subdivision 3a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3a.  [CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATIONS.] (a) A Minnesota 
        grown organic product that is labeled "certified" must be 
        certified by a designated certification organization.  
           (b) A certified organic product sold in this state must be 
        certified by a designated certification organization or by a 
        certification organization approved by the commissioner.  Before 
        approving a certification organization, the commissioner must 
        seek the evaluation and recommendation of the Minnesota organic 
        advisory task force. 
           (c) The commissioner shall appoint a Minnesota organic 
        advisory task force composed of members of the organic industry 
        to advise the commissioner on organic issues.  Members of the 
        task force may not be paid compensation or costs for expenses to 
        advise the commissioner on policies and practices to improve 
        organic agriculture in Minnesota.  The task force shall consist 
        of the following residents of the state: 
           (1) three farmers using organic agriculture methods; 
           (2) one organic food retailer or distributor; 
           (3) one representative of organic food certification 
        agencies; 
           (4) one organic food processor; 
           (5) one representative from the Minnesota extension 
        service; 
           (6) one representative from an environmental nonprofit 
        organization; 
           (7) two at-large members; and 
           (8) one representative from the agricultural utilization 
        research institute.  Terms, compensation, and removal of members 
        are governed by section 15.059, subdivision 6.  The task 
        force must meet at least twice each year and expires on June 30, 
        2001 2003. 
           Sec. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31A.01, is 
        amended to read: 
           31A.01 [POLICY.] 
           Meat, poultry, and meat food products are an important 
        source of the nation's total supply of food.  It is essential in 
        the public interest that the health and welfare of consumers be 
        protected by assuring that meat, poultry, and meat food products 
        distributed to them are wholesome, unadulterated, and properly 
        marked, labeled, and packaged.  Unwholesome, adulterated, or 
        misbranded meat, poultry, or meat food products injure the 
        public welfare, destroy markets for wholesome, unadulterated, 
        and properly labeled and packaged meat, poultry, and meat food 
        products, and result in losses to livestock producers and 
        processors of meat, poultry, and meat food products and injury 
        to consumers.  Unwholesome, adulterated, mislabeled, or 
        deceptively packaged articles can be sold at lower prices and 
        compete unfairly with wholesome, unadulterated, and properly 
        labeled and packaged articles, to the detriment of consumers and 
        the general public.  
           Regulation by the commissioner and cooperation between this 
        state and the United States under this chapter are appropriate 
        to protect the health and welfare of consumers and accomplish 
        the purposes of this chapter.  
           Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31A.02, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [ANIMALS.] "Animals" means cattle, swine, sheep, 
        goats, poultry, farmed cervidae, as defined in section 17.451, 
        subdivision 2, llamas, as defined in section 17.455, subdivision 
        2, ratitae, as defined in section 17.453, subdivision 3, horses, 
        equines, and other large domesticated animals, not including 
        poultry.  
           Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31A.02, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 17a.  [FEDERAL POULTRY INSPECTION ACT.] "Federal 
        Poultry Inspection Act" means the Federal Poultry Products 
        Inspection Act, as amended. 
           Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31A.02, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 24.  [POULTRY.] "Poultry" means any domesticated 
        bird, including, but not limited to, chickens, turkeys, ducks, 
        geese, or guineas. 
           Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31A.15, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [INSPECTION.] The provisions of sections 
        31A.01 to 31A.16 requiring inspection of the slaughter of 
        animals and the preparation of the carcasses, parts of 
        carcasses, meat, poultry, and meat food products at 
        establishments conducting slaughter and preparation do not apply:
           (1) to the processing by a person of the person's own 
        animals and the owner's preparation and transportation in 
        intrastate commerce of the carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat, 
        poultry, and meat food products of those animals exclusively for 
        use by the owner and members of the owner's household, nonpaying 
        guests, and employees; or 
           (2) to the custom processing by a person of cattle, sheep, 
        swine, poultry, or goats delivered by the owner for processing, 
        and the preparation or transportation in intrastate commerce of 
        the carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat, poultry, and meat food 
        products of animals, exclusively for use in the household of the 
        owner by the owner and members of the owner's household, 
        nonpaying guests, and employees.  Meat from custom processing of 
        cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, or goats must be identified and 
        handled as required by the commissioner, during all phases of 
        processing, chilling, cooling, freezing, preparation, storage, 
        and transportation.  The custom processor may not engage in the 
        business of buying or selling carcasses, parts of carcasses, 
        meat, poultry, or meat food products of animals usable as human 
        food unless the carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat, poultry, or 
        meat food products have been inspected and passed and are 
        identified as inspected and passed by the Minnesota department 
        of agriculture or the United States Department of Agriculture.  
           Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31A.21, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DESIGNATION.] The Minnesota department of 
        agriculture is the state agency responsible for cooperating with 
        the United States Secretary of Agriculture under section 301 of 
        the Federal Meat Inspection Act and of the Poultry Products 
        Inspection Act to develop and administer the state meat 
        inspection program under this chapter so that its requirements 
        at least equal those imposed under titles I and IV of the 
        Federal Meat Inspection Act and of the Poultry Products 
        Inspection Act to develop and administer the state program under 
        sections 31A.17 to 31A.20 to carry out the purposes of this 
        chapter and the federal act.  
           Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31A.21, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [ADVICE; CONSULTATION.] The Minnesota department 
        of agriculture may recommend to the United States Secretary of 
        Agriculture officials or employees of this state for appointment 
        to the advisory committees provided for in section 301 of the 
        Federal Meat Inspection Act and of the Poultry Products 
        Inspection Act.  The Minnesota department of agriculture shall 
        serve as the representative of the governor for consultation 
        with the secretary under paragraph (c) of section 301 of the 
        Federal Meat Inspection Act and of the Poultry Products 
        Inspection Act unless the governor selects another 
        representative.  
           Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 31A.31, is 
        amended to read: 
           31A.31 [CITATION.] 
           This chapter may be cited as the Minnesota Meat and Poultry 
        Inspection Act. 
           Sec. 66.  [31B.07] [PRICE AND CONTRACT REPORTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DAILY PRICE REPORTS.] (a) At the close of 
        each business day on which a packer purchased or received on 
        contract livestock for slaughter, the packer must report to the 
        United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing 
        Service, and the commissioner of agriculture all prices paid for 
        livestock under contract and through cash market sales during 
        that business day, including: 
           (1) the amount of the base price and a description of the 
        formula used to establish that base price; 
           (2) a description of the types and amount of any premiums 
        or discounts including but not limited to quality 
        characteristics, grade and yield, volume, early delivery, 
        percent lean, and transportation or acquisition cost savings to 
        the packer; and 
           (3) the basis on which payment was made including 
        live-weight, carcass weight, or value in the meat.  
           (b) The commissioner shall make information reported by 
        packers available to the public, through an electronic medium, 
        on the day succeeding the day covered by the packer's report.  
        The disclosure of information reported by the commissioner may 
        be made only in a form that ensures that: 
           (1) the identity of the parties involved in any transaction 
        described in a report is not disclosed; 
           (2) the identity of the packer submitting a report is not 
        disclosed; and 
           (3) the confidentiality of proprietary business information 
        is otherwise protected. 
           Subd. 2.  [QUARTERLY REPORTS; COMMISSIONER PUBLICATION OF 
        TERMS AND PRICE.] (a) A packer that acquires livestock for 
        slaughter under contract with one or more producers shall, 
        within ten business days after the close of each calendar 
        quarter, provide a report to the commissioner.  The report must 
        include copies of each type of marketing agreement, contract, 
        and joint venture agreement used by the packer to procure 
        slaughter livestock from producers during the previous calendar 
        quarter. 
           (b) Not later than 15 business days after packers have 
        provided reports required under paragraph (a), the commissioner 
        shall release to the agricultural press and other interested 
        parties a summary report of the contract terms and prices 
        offered by packers to producers during the previous calendar 
        quarter.  
           Subd. 3.  [EXPIRATION.] The reporting provisions of this 
        section expire 30 days after a department or agency of the 
        federal government has a price reporting requirement at least as 
        comprehensive as this section. 
           Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, 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 The Grade A or manufacturing grade permit 
        must be converted to temporary status for not more than 30 days 
        and 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 Grade A or manufacturing grade permit may be restored 
        if 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 within the 30-day temporary permit status 
        period.  If the producer does not comply within the temporary 
        permit status period, the Grade A or manufacturing grade permit 
        must be suspended.  A milk producer 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 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 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 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 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 Grade A or manufacturing grade permit must be converted to 
        temporary status for not more than 30 days during which time the 
        producer reviews must review the "Milk and Dairy Beef Residue 
        Prevention Protocol" with a licensed veterinarian, display the 
        signed certificate in the milkhouse, and send verification to 
        the commissioner.  To maintain a permit or certification to 
        market milk, this program must be reviewed within 30 days.  If 
        these conditions are met, the Grade A or manufacturing grade 
        permit must be reinstated.  If the producer does not comply 
        within the temporary permit status period, the Grade A or 
        manufacturing grade permit must be suspended. 
           (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 Grade A or 
        manufacturing grade permit and 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. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 32.394, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [PAYMENTS; REFUNDS; DISPOSITION.] Fees are 
        payable by a processor or marketing organization by July 1 of 
        each year for Grade A, and by January 1 of each year for 
        manufacturing grade, and if not paid within 30 days of the due 
        date, the service must be discontinued, and permission to market 
        manufacturing grade or Grade A milk or milk products or use the 
        Grade A label must be withdrawn.  A processor may terminate 
        payment and service without loss of the Grade A label if written 
        notice of that intention is given prior to the due date of the 
        payment of an assessment and if the continuous inspection of the 
        plant is assumed by a city whose milk control ordinance is 
        substantially equivalent to Minnesota law and rule and is 
        enforced with equal effectiveness.  If a farm discontinues the 
        production of milk within six months of the billing date, a 
        request for a refund based on inspection services not received 
        may be made by the processor or by the marketing organization on 
        behalf of its patrons.  This request must be made in writing by 
        July 1 for manufacturing grade, or by December 31 for Grade A, 
        and on approval by the commissioner refunds must be made to the 
        processor or marketing organization.  
           The fees for services performed by the activities of this 
        section must be deposited in the state treasury agricultural 
        fund and constitute a separate account to be known as the dairy 
        services account, which is hereby created.  Money in the 
        account, including interest earned, is appropriated to the 
        commissioner to administer this chapter. 
           Sec. 69.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.02, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERS; OFFICERS.] The board has five 
        members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of 
        the senate, three of whom are producers of livestock in the 
        state, and two of whom are practicing veterinarians licensed in 
        Minnesota.  The dean of the college of veterinary medicine of 
        the University of Minnesota may serve as consultant to the board 
        without vote.  Appointments to fill unexpired terms must be made 
        from the classes to which the retiring members belong.  The 
        board shall elect a president and a vice-president from among 
        its members and a veterinarian licensed in Minnesota who is not 
        a member to be its executive secretary director for a term of 
        one year and until a successor qualifies.  The board shall set 
        the duties of the secretary director. 
           Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.04, is 
        amended to read: 
           35.04 [DUTY OF BOARDS OF HEALTH.] 
           Boards of health as defined in section 145A.02, subdivision 
        2, shall assist the board in the prevention, suppression, 
        control, and eradication of contagious and infectious dangerous 
        diseases among domestic animals when directed to do so by the 
        secretary director or any member of the board.  Two or more 
        local boards may be required in emergencies to cooperate in 
        giving assistance.  The rules of the state board prevail over 
        conflicting local board rules. 
           Sec. 71.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.05, is 
        amended to read: 
           35.05 [AUTHORITY OF STATE BOARD.] 
           (a) The state board may quarantine or kill any domestic 
        animal infected with, or which has been exposed to, a contagious 
        or infectious dangerous disease if it is necessary to protect 
        the health of the domestic animals of the state.  
           (b) The board may regulate or prohibit the arrival in and 
        departure from the state of infected or exposed animals and, in 
        case of violation of any rule or prohibition, may detain any 
        animal at its owner's expense.  The board may regulate or 
        prohibit the importation of domestic animals which, in its 
        opinion, may injure the health of Minnesota livestock.  
           (c) The board may implement the United States, Voluntary 
        Johne's Disease Herd Status Program for cattle. 
           (d) Rules adopted by the board under authority of this 
        chapter must be published in the State Register. 
           Sec. 72.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.08, is 
        amended to read: 
           35.08 [KILLING OF DISEASED ANIMALS.] 
           If the board decides upon the killing of an animal affected 
        with tuberculosis, paratuberculosis, or brucellosis, it shall 
        notify the animal's owner or keeper of the decision.  If the 
        board, through its executive secretary director, orders that an 
        animal may be transported for immediate slaughter to any 
        abattoir where the meat inspection division of the United States 
        Department of Agriculture maintains inspection, or where the 
        animal and plant health inspection service of the United States 
        Department of Agriculture or the board establishes field 
        postmortem inspection, the owner must receive the value of the 
        net salvage of the carcass. 
           Before the animal is removed from the premises of the 
        owner, the representative or authorized agent of the board must 
        agree with the owner in writing as to the value of the animal.  
        In the absence of an agreement, three competent, disinterested 
        persons, one appointed by the board, one by the owner, and a 
        third by the first two, shall appraise the animal at its full 
        replacement cost taking into consideration the purpose and use 
        of the animal. 
           The appraisement made under this section must be in 
        writing, signed by the appraisers, and certified by the board to 
        the commissioner of finance, who shall draw a warrant on the 
        state treasurer for the amount due the owner. 
           Sec. 73.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.09, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [EXCEPTIONS.] The owner of an animal is entitled 
        to the indemnity provided in subdivision 1, except in the 
        following cases: 
           (1) steers; 
           (2) animals which have not been kept in good faith for one 
        year or since their birth in the state; 
           (3) animals brought into the state, contrary to law or 
        rules of the board; 
           (4) animals diseased on arrival in the state; 
           (5) animals belonging to the United States; 
           (6) animals belonging to institutions maintained by the 
        state, a county, or a municipality; 
           (7) animals which the owner or claimant knew or should have 
        known were diseased at the time they were acquired; 
           (8) animals exposed to brucellosis through the owner's 
        negligence; 
           (9) animals which have been injected with brucellosis 
        vaccine, bacterin, or other preparations made from or through 
        the agency of Brucella Microorganisms unless it was done in 
        compliance with the rules of the board; 
           (10) animals belonging to a person who has received 
        indemnity as a result of a former inspection or tests and has 
        then introduced into the same herd any animals which have not 
        passed the tuberculin or brucellosis test; 
           (11) animals if the owner, agent, or person in possession 
        of them has not complied with the rules of the board with 
        respect to condemned animals; 
           (12) condemned animals which are not destroyed within 15 
        days after the date of appraisal, or for which the owner refuses 
        to sign the appraisal or report of the members of the appraisal 
        board, except that in extraordinary circumstances and in 
        meritorious cases and at the discretion of the executive 
        secretary director of the board the time limit of 15 days may be 
        extended an additional 15 days if the owner receives permission 
        from the executive secretary director within 15 days of the date 
        of appraisal; 
           (13) livestock affected with tuberculosis, 
        paratuberculosis, or brucellosis unless the entire herd of which 
        the affected livestock is a part, or from which the affected 
        livestock has originated, is examined and tested under the 
        supervision of the board, in order to determine if they are free 
        from the disease; 
           (14) livestock affected with tuberculosis, 
        paratuberculosis, or brucellosis unless the owner has carried 
        out the instructions of the board relating to cleaning, 
        disinfection, and rendering the stables and premises in a 
        sanitary condition within 15 days of the time of removal of the 
        animals from the premises, except when, because of inclement 
        weather or other extenuating circumstances, the time is extended 
        by the executive secretary director of the board; 
           (15) livestock affected with tuberculosis, 
        paratuberculosis, or brucellosis, if the owner has fed milk or 
        milk products derived from creameries which was not pasteurized 
        as required by state laws; and 
           (16) animals owned by a nonresident if neither the owner 
        nor the owner's agent breed livestock in Minnesota.  
           If, at any time, the annual appropriation for payment of 
        indemnities becomes exhausted as a result of condemnation and 
        slaughter of animals, the board shall discontinue making further 
        official tests or authorizing tests unless an owner signs a 
        waiver on blanks furnished by the board of payment of indemnity 
        for any animals that may be condemned as the result of a test 
        and inspection which releases the state from any obligation to 
        pay indemnity from any future appropriation. 
           Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.09, 
        subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [NONREACTORS; CATTLE INELIGIBLE FOR TEST.] The 
        board may condemn and appraise nonreactors to the brucellosis 
        test and exposed cattle not eligible to be tested from herds 
        affected with brucellosis and may pay the owner the difference 
        between the appraisal value and the salvage value up to $300 for 
        grade animals or $600 for purebred registered animals if the 
        board through its executive secretary director has determined 
        according to criteria adopted by the board that herd 
        depopulation is essential to the goal of bovine brucellosis 
        eradication.  Indemnity payable by the state must be reduced by 
        the amount paid by the United States Department of Agriculture.  
        No indemnity may be paid for steers. 
           Sec. 75.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.67, is 
        amended to read: 
           35.67 [RABIES INVESTIGATION.] 
           If the executive secretary director of the board of animal 
        health, or a board of health as defined in section 145A.02, 
        subdivision 2, receives a written complaint that rabies exists 
        in a town or city in the board's jurisdiction, the board of 
        health shall investigate, either personally or through 
        subordinate officers, the truth of the complaint.  A board of 
        health may also make an investigation and determination 
        independently, without having received a complaint.  The fact 
        that a board of health has investigated and determined that 
        rabies does not exist in a jurisdiction does not deprive the 
        executive secretary director of the board of animal health of 
        jurisdiction or authority to make an investigation and 
        determination with reference to the territory.  For the purposes 
        of sections 35.67 to 35.69, the jurisdiction of the 
        executive secretary director of the board of animal health is 
        the entire state.  
           Sec. 76.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.68, is 
        amended to read: 
           35.68 [RABIES PROCLAMATION.] 
           If a board of health as defined in section 145A.02, 
        subdivision 2, investigates and finds that rabies does exist in 
        a town or city the board of health shall make and file a 
        proclamation of the investigation and determination which 
        prohibits the owner or custodian of any dog from allowing the 
        dog to be at large within the town or city unless the dog is 
        effectively muzzled so that it cannot bite any other animal or 
        person. 
           If the executive secretary director of the board of animal 
        health, after investigation, has determined that rabies exists 
        in any territory in the state, similar proclamations must be 
        issued in all towns and cities within the territory or area in 
        which it is necessary to control the outbreak and prevent the 
        spread of the disease.  The proclamation must prohibit the owner 
        or custodian of any dog within the designated territory from 
        permitting or allowing the dog to be at large within the 
        territory unless the dog is effectively muzzled so that it 
        cannot bite any other animal or person. 
           All local peace officers and boards of health shall enforce 
        sections 35.67 to 35.69.  
           A proclamation issued by the board of health must be filed 
        with the clerk of the political subdivision responsible for the 
        board of health.  One issued by the executive secretary director 
        of the board of animal health must be filed with the clerk of 
        each town and city within the territory it covers. 
           Each officer with whom the proclamation is filed shall 
        publish a copy of it in one issue of a legal newspaper published 
        in the clerk's town or city if one is published there.  If no 
        newspaper is published there, the clerk must post a copy of the 
        proclamation in three public places.  Publication is at the 
        expense of the municipality.  
           Proof of publication must be by affidavit of the publisher 
        and proof of posting must be by the person doing the posting.  
        The affidavit must be filed with the proclamation.  The 
        proclamation is effective five days after the publication or 
        posting and remains effective for the period of time not 
        exceeding six months specified in it by the board of health 
        making the proclamation. 
           Sec. 77.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.82, 
        subdivision 1b, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1b.  [CARCASSES FOR PET OR MINK FOOD.] (a) The board, 
        through its executive secretary director, may issue a permit to 
        the owner or operator of a pet food processing establishment, a 
        mink rancher, or a supplier of an establishment, located within 
        the boundaries of Minnesota, to transport the carcasses of 
        domestic animals that have died or have been killed, other than 
        by being slaughtered for human or animal consumption, over the 
        public highways to the establishment for pet food or mink food 
        purposes only.  The owners and operators of pet food processing 
        establishments or their suppliers and mink ranch operators 
        located in any adjacent state with which a reciprocal agreement 
        is in effect under subdivision 3 are not required to possess a 
        permit issued under this subdivision.  The permit is valid for 
        one year following the date of issue unless it is revoked. 
           (b) The owner or operator of a pet food processing plant or 
        mink ranch shall employ an official veterinarian.  A 
        veterinarian named in the permit application who is accepted by 
        the board to act as the official veterinarian is authorized to 
        act as its representative. 
           (c) Carcasses collected by owners or operators under permit 
        may be used for pet food or mink food purposes if the official 
        veterinarian examines them and finds them suitable for pet food 
        or mink food purposes. 
           (d) Carcasses not passed by the official veterinarian for 
        pet food or mink food purposes must be disposed of by a 
        rendering plant operating under permit from the board. 
           (e) The board must require pet food processing 
        establishments, owners and operators of mink ranches, and 
        suppliers of these establishments to conform to rules of the 
        board applicable to rendering plants within the state. 
           Sec. 78.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.82, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DISPOSITION OF CARCASSES.] (a) Except as 
        provided in subdivision 1b and paragraph (d), every person 
        owning or controlling any domestic animal that has died or been 
        killed otherwise than by being slaughtered for human or animal 
        consumption, shall as soon as reasonably possible bury the 
        carcass at a depth adequate to prevent scavenging by other 
        animals in the ground or thoroughly burn it or dispose of it by 
        another method approved by the board as being effective for the 
        protection of public health and the control of livestock 
        diseases.  The board, through its executive secretary director, 
        may issue permits to owners of rendering plants located in 
        Minnesota which are operated and conducted as required by law, 
        to transport carcasses of domestic animals and fowl that have 
        died, or have been killed otherwise than by being slaughtered 
        for human or animal consumption, over the public highways to 
        their plants for rendering purposes in accordance with the rules 
        adopted by the board relative to transportation, rendering, and 
        other provisions the board considers necessary to prevent the 
        spread of disease.  The board may issue permits to owners of 
        rendering plants located in an adjacent state with which a 
        reciprocal agreement is in effect under subdivision 3. 
           (b) Carcasses collected by rendering plants under permit 
        may be used for pet food or mink food if the owner or operator 
        meets the requirements of subdivision 1b. 
           (c) An authorized employee or agent of the board may enter 
        private or public property and inspect the carcass of any 
        domestic animal that has died or has been killed other than by 
        being slaughtered for human or animal consumption.  Failure to 
        dispose of the carcass of any domestic animal within the period 
        specified by this subdivision is a public nuisance.  The board 
        may petition the district court of the county in which a carcass 
        is located for a writ requiring the abatement of the public 
        nuisance.  A civil action commenced under this paragraph does 
        not preclude a criminal prosecution under this section.  No 
        person may sell, offer to sell, give away, or convey along a 
        public road or on land the person does not own, the carcass of a 
        domestic animal when the animal died or was killed other than by 
        being slaughtered for human or animal consumption unless it is 
        done with a special permit pursuant to this section.  The 
        carcass or parts of a domestic animal that has died or has been 
        killed other than by being slaughtered for human or animal 
        consumption may be transported along a public road for a medical 
        or scientific purpose if the carcass is enclosed in a leakproof 
        container to prevent spillage or the dripping of liquid waste.  
        The board may adopt rules relative to the transportation of the 
        carcass of any domestic animal for a medical or scientific 
        purpose.  A carcass on a public thoroughfare may be transported 
        for burial or other disposition in accordance with this section. 
           No person who owns or controls diseased animals shall 
        negligently or willfully permit them to escape from that control 
        or to run at large. 
           (d) A sheep producer may compost sheep carcasses owned by 
        the producer on the producer's land without a permit and is 
        exempt from compost facility specifications contained in rules 
        of the board. 
           (e) The board shall develop best management practices for 
        dead animal disposal and the pollution control agency feedlot 
        program shall distribute them to livestock producers in the 
        state. 
           Sec. 79.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.82, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [RECIPROCITY.] The executive secretary director 
        of the board may enter into a reciprocal agreement on behalf of 
        this state with an adjacent state which provides for permits to 
        be issued to rendering plants, pet food processing 
        establishments or suppliers of establishments, and mink ranch 
        operators located in either state to transport carcasses to 
        their plants, establishments, or ranches over the public 
        highways of this state and the reciprocating state. 
           This subdivision applies if the adjacent state has in 
        effect standards and requirements which are the equivalent of 
        the standards and requirements of this state as established by 
        the board. 
           Sec. 80.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.92, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [SUBPOENAS.] The board of animal health through 
        its executive secretary director may issue subpoenas to compel 
        the attendance of witnesses or submission of books, documents, 
        and records affecting the authority or privilege granted by a 
        license, registration, certification, or permit issued under 
        this chapter or by the board or issued by the commissioner of 
        agriculture if agreed to by the commissioner. 
           Sec. 81.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 35.93, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES.] The board of 
        animal health may seek to remedy violations by authorizing the 
        executive secretary director to issue a written warning, 
        administrative meeting, cease and desist, stop-sale, or other 
        special order, seizure, stipulation, or agreement, if the board 
        determines that the remedy is in the public interest. 
           Sec. 82.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 41B.044, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ETHANOL DEVELOPMENT FUND.] There is established 
        in the state treasury an ethanol development fund.  All 
        repayments of financial assistance granted under subdivision 1, 
        including principal and interest, must be deposited into this 
        the general fund.  Interest earned on money in the fund accrues 
        to the fund, and money in the fund is appropriated to the 
        commissioner of agriculture for purposes of the ethanol 
        production facility loan program, including costs incurred by 
        the authority to establish and administer the program. 
           Sec. 83.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.027, 
        subdivision 15, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 15.  [ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS.] (a) The commissioner 
        may receive an application for, sell, and issue any license, 
        stamp, permit, registration, or transfer under the jurisdiction 
        of the commissioner by electronic means, including by 
        telephone.  Notwithstanding section 97A.472, electronic and 
        telephone transactions may be made outside of the state.  The 
        commissioner may: 
           (1) provide for the electronic transfer of funds generated 
        by electronic transactions, including by telephone; 
           (2) assign a license identification number to an applicant 
        who purchases a hunting or fishing license by electronic means, 
        to serve as temporary authorization to engage in the licensed 
        activity until the license is received or expires; 
           (3) charge and permit agents to charge a fee of individuals 
        who make electronic transactions, and transactions by telephone, 
        including a transaction the issuing fee under section 97A.485, 
        subdivision 6, and a credit card an additional transaction fee 
        not to exceed $3.50 for electronic transactions; 
           (4) select up to four volunteer counties, not more than two 
        in the metropolitan area, to participate in this pilot project 
        and the counties shall select the participating agents; and 
           (5) upon completion of a pilot project, implement a 
        statewide system and select the participating agents; and 
           (6) adopt rules to administer the provisions of this 
        subdivision. 
           (b) A county shall not collect a commission for the sale of 
        licenses or permits made by agents selected by the participating 
        counties under this subdivision. 
           (c) Establishment of the transaction fee under paragraph 
        (a), clause (3), is not subject to the rulemaking procedures of 
        chapter 14. 
           (d) Money received from fees and commissions collected 
        under this subdivision, including interest earned, is annually 
        appropriated from the game and fish fund and the natural 
        resources fund to the commissioner for the cost of electronic 
        licensing. 
           Sec. 84.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.0855, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [SOFTWARE SALES.] Notwithstanding section 
        16B.405, the commissioner may sell or license intellectual 
        property and software products or services developed by the 
        department or custom developed by a vendor for the department. 
           Sec. 85.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.0855, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [RECEIPTS; APPROPRIATION.] Money received by the 
        commissioner under this section or to buy supplies for the use 
        of volunteers, may be credited to one or more special accounts 
        in the state treasury and is appropriated to the commissioner 
        for the purposes for which the money was received.  Money 
        received from sales at the state fair shall be available for 
        state fair related costs.  Money received from sales of 
        intellectual property and software products or services shall be 
        available for development, maintenance, and support of software 
        products and systems. 
           Sec. 86.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.81, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [METAL TRACTION DEVICE.] "Metal traction device" 
        means any metal device or array of metal devices attached to a 
        snowmobile track to enhance traction that is:  
           (1) made of metal, except that metal cleats affixed 
        perpendicular to the direction of travel of a snowmobile track 
        which was manufactured in 1981 or earlier shall not be 
        considered a metal traction device; or 
           (2) affixed to a snowmobile track with metal components 
        that extend more than one-fourth inch from the bottom of the 
        track. 
           Sec. 87.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.8205, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [DUPLICATE STATE TRAIL STICKERS.] The 
        commissioner shall issue a duplicate sticker to persons whose 
        sticker is lost or destroyed using the process established under 
        section 97A.405, subdivision 3, and rules promulgated 
        thereunder.  The fee for a duplicate state trail sticker is $2, 
        with an issuing fee of 50 cents. 
           Sec. 88.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.83, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PURPOSES FOR THE ACCOUNT.] The money deposited 
        in the account and interest earned on that money may be expended 
        only as appropriated by law for the following purposes:  
           (1) for a grant-in-aid program to counties and 
        municipalities for construction and maintenance of snowmobile 
        trails, including maintenance of trails on lands and waters of 
        Voyageurs National Park; 
           (2) for acquisition, development, and maintenance of state 
        recreational snowmobile trails; 
           (3) for snowmobile safety programs; and 
           (4) for the administration and enforcement of sections 
        84.81 to 84.90.  
           Sec. 89.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.83, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO FUNDING RECIPIENTS.] (a)
        Recipients of Minnesota trail assistance program funds must be 
        afforded the same protection and be held to the same standard of 
        liability as a political subdivision under chapter 466 for 
        activities associated with the administration, design, 
        construction, maintenance, and grooming of snowmobile trails.  
           (b) Recipients of Minnesota trail assistance program funds 
        who maintain ice trails on waters of Voyageurs National Park are 
        expressly immune from liability under section 466.03, 
        subdivision 6e. 
           Sec. 90.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.86, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  With a view of achieving maximum use of 
        snowmobiles consistent with protection of the environment the 
        commissioner of natural resources shall adopt rules in the 
        manner provided by chapter 14, for the following purposes: 
           (1) Registration of snowmobiles and display of registration 
        numbers. 
           (2) Use of snowmobiles insofar as game and fish resources 
        are affected. 
           (3) Use of snowmobiles on public lands and waters, or on 
        grant-in-aid trails, including, but not limited to, the use of 
        specified metal traction devices and nonmetal traction devices. 
           (4) Uniform signs to be used by the state, counties, and 
        cities, which are necessary or desirable to control, direct, or 
        regulate the operation and use of snowmobiles. 
           (5) Specifications relating to snowmobile mufflers. 
           (6) A comprehensive snowmobile information and safety 
        education and training program, including but not limited to the 
        preparation and dissemination of snowmobile information and 
        safety advice to the public, the training of snowmobile 
        operators, and the issuance of snowmobile safety certificates to 
        snowmobile operators who successfully complete the snowmobile 
        safety education and training course.  For the purpose of 
        administering such program and to defray a portion of the 
        expenses of training and certifying snowmobile operators, the 
        commissioner shall collect a fee of not to exceed $5 from each 
        person who receives the youth and young adult training and a fee 
        established under chapter 16A from each person who receives or 
        the adult training.  The commissioner shall establish a fee that 
        neither significantly over recovers nor under recovers costs, 
        including overhead costs, involved in providing the services.  
        The fee is not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 
        14 and section 14.386 does not apply.  The commissioner shall 
        deposit the fee in the snowmobile trails and enforcement account 
        and the amount thereof is appropriated annually to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for the administration of such 
        programs.  The commissioner shall cooperate with private 
        organizations and associations, private and public corporations, 
        and local governmental units in furtherance of the program 
        established under this clause.  The commissioner shall consult 
        with the commissioner of public safety in regard to training 
        program subject matter and performance testing that leads to the 
        certification of snowmobile operators. 
           (7) The operator of any snowmobile involved in an accident 
        resulting in injury requiring medical attention or 
        hospitalization to or death of any person or total damage to an 
        extent of $500 or more, shall forward a written report of the 
        accident to the commissioner on such form as the commissioner 
        shall prescribe.  If the operator is killed or is unable to file 
        a report due to incapacitation, any peace officer investigating 
        the accident shall file the accident report within ten business 
        days. 
           Sec. 91.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.862, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT SAFETY TRAINING.] 
        Effective October 1, 1998, any resident born after December 31, 
        1979, who operates a snowmobile in Minnesota, must possess a 
        valid snowmobile safety certificate or a driver's license or 
        identification card with a valid snowmobile qualification 
        indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 12.  The 
        certificate or qualification indicator may only be issued upon 
        successful completion of the a course authorized under section 
        84.86 or 84.862, subdivision 2, if the person is 16 years of age 
        or older. 
           Sec. 92.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.862, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ADULT SAFETY TRAINING.] Effective October 1, 
        2002, any resident born after December 31, 1976, and before 
        December 31, 1983, who operates a snowmobile in Minnesota, must 
        possess a valid operator's permit or driver's license or 
        identification card with a valid snowmobile qualification 
        indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 12, showing 
        successful completion of a safety course designed for adults or 
        persons 16 years of age or older.  Whenever possible, the course 
        shall include a riding component that stresses stopping 
        distances. 
           Sec. 93.  Laws 1999, chapter 4, section 2, is amended to 
        read: 
           Sec. 2.  [84.8712] [METAL TRACTION DEVICES; PROHIBITION ON 
        PAVED TRAILS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROHIBITION.] A person may not use a 
        snowmobile with metal traction devices on any paved public 
        trail, except: 
           (1) as provided by a local government with jurisdiction 
        over a trail; 
           (2) to make the shortest possible crossing over a paved 
        state trail at slow speed; or 
           (3) on any portion of a paved state trail designated by the 
        commissioner.  A person may not use a snowmobile with metal 
        traction devices on a paved public trail, except as otherwise 
        provided by a local government with jurisdiction over a trail or 
        any portion of a paved state trail designated by the 
        commissioner. 
           Subd. 2.  [CIVIL CITATION; AUTHORITY TO ISSUE.] 
        Conservation officers and other licensed peace officers may 
        issue civil citations to a person who operates a snowmobile in 
        violation of this section.  The citation must impose a penalty 
        of no more than $50 for the first offense, no more than $300 for 
        the second offense, and no more than $600 for third and 
        subsequent offenses.  
           Subd. 3.  [APPEALS.] Civil citations for offenses under 
        this section may be appealed under the procedures in section 
        116.072, subdivision 6, if the recipient of the citation 
        requests a hearing by notifying the commissioner in writing 
        within 15 days after receipt of the citation.  For the purposes 
        of the enforcement of this section, the terms "commissioner" and 
        "agency" as used in section 116.072 mean the commissioner of 
        natural resources.  If a hearing is not requested within the 
        15-day period, the citation becomes a final order not subject to 
        further review.  
           Subd. 4.  [ENFORCEMENT.] Civil citations for offenses under 
        this section may be enforced under section 116.072, subdivision 
        9.  If a person fails to pay a penalty owed under this section, 
        the person may not operate a snowmobile until the penalty is 
        paid.  Penalty amounts must be remitted within 30 days of 
        issuance of the penalty citation. 
           Subd. 5.  [ALLOCATION OF PENALTY AMOUNTS.] Penalty amounts 
        collected from civil citations issued under this section are 
        deposited to the unit of government employing the officer that 
        issues the civil citation.  The commissioner must deposit 
        penalty amounts received by the state in the snowmobile trails 
        and enforcement account established by section 84.83, 
        subdivision 1.  The penalty amounts in the account must be 
        dedicated for the repair of paved public trails.  
           Subd. 6.  [SELECTION OF REMEDY.] A person operating a 
        snowmobile in violation of this section is guilty of a petty 
        misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no more than $50 for the 
        first offense, no more than $300 for the second offense, and no 
        more than $600 for the third and subsequent offenses.  A peace 
        officer may not seek both civil and petty misdemeanor penalties 
        for a violation of this section. 
           Sec. 94.  [84.8713] [METAL TRACTION DEVICE STICKER.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [STICKER REQUIRED; FEE.] (a) An owner of a 
        snowmobile registered in the state may not operate the 
        snowmobile with a track equipped with metal traction devices 
        unless a metal traction device sticker is affixed to the 
        snowmobile.  The commissioner shall issue a metal traction 
        device sticker upon application and payment of a $12 fee.  The 
        sticker is valid for one year following June 30 in the year it 
        is issued.  
           (b) The requirements in paragraph (a) do not apply to 
        snowmobiles owned, leased, or operated by the state or a 
        political subdivision, or to snowmobiles used in an organized 
        race, so long as they do not utilize a paved public trail, 
        except as otherwise provided in this chapter. 
           (c) Fees collected under this section shall be deposited in 
        the state treasury and credited to the snowmobile trails and 
        enforcement account in the natural resources fund.  Money 
        deposited under this section is appropriated to the commissioner 
        of natural resources, and must be used for repair of paved 
        public trails, unless a trail is exempted by local authorities 
        under section 84.8712, except that any money not necessary for 
        this purpose may be used for the grant-in-aid snowmobile trail 
        system. 
           Subd. 2.  [PLACEMENT OF STICKER.] The metal traction device 
        sticker must be permanently affixed to the forward half of the 
        snowmobile and clearly visible to law enforcement authorities. 
           Subd. 3.  [LICENSE AGENTS.] The commissioner shall sell 
        metal traction device stickers for a $1 issuance fee through the 
        process established under section 84.82, subdivision 2. 
           Subd. 4.  [DUPLICATE METAL TRACTION DEVICE STICKERS.] The 
        commissioner or an authorized deputy registrar of motor vehicles 
        shall issue a duplicate metal traction device sticker to a 
        person whose sticker is lost or destroyed.  A duplicate sticker 
        may not be issued unless the applicant takes an oath covering 
        the facts of loss or destruction of the sticker and signs an 
        affidavit.  The fee for a duplicate metal traction device 
        sticker is $2, with an issuing fee of 50 cents. 
           Subd. 5.  [REPEALER.] This section is repealed on July 1, 
        2004. 
           Sec. 95.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.872, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [RESTRICTIONS ON OPERATION.] (a) 
        Notwithstanding anything in section 84.87 to the contrary, no 
        person under 14 years of age shall make a direct crossing of a 
        trunk, county state-aid, or county highway as the operator of a 
        snowmobile, or operate a snowmobile upon a street or highway 
        within a municipality. 
           A person 14 years of age or older, but less than 18 years 
        of age, may make a direct crossing of a trunk, county state-aid, 
        or county highway only if the person has in immediate possession 
        a valid snowmobile safety certificate issued by the commissioner 
        or a valid motor vehicle operator's driver's license issued by 
        the commissioner of public safety or the driver's license 
        authority of another state or identification card with a valid 
        snowmobile qualification indicator issued under section 171.07, 
        subdivision 12. 
           (b) Notwithstanding section 84.862, no person under the age 
        of 14 years shall operate a snowmobile on any public land, 
        public easements, or water or grant-in-aid trail unless 
        accompanied by one of the following listed persons on the same 
        or an accompanying snowmobile, or on a device towed by the same 
        or an accompanying snowmobile:  the person's parent, legal 
        guardian, or other person 18 years of age or older designated by 
        the parent or guardian.  However, a person 12 years of age or 
        older but under the age of 14 years may operate a snowmobile on 
        public lands, public easements, and waters or a grant-in-aid 
        trail if the person has in immediate possession a valid 
        snowmobile safety certificate issued by the commissioner or an 
        identification card with a valid snowmobile qualification 
        indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 12.  
           Sec. 96.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.91, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ACTS PROHIBITED.] (a) No owner or other 
        person having charge or control of any snowmobile or all-terrain 
        vehicle shall authorize or permit any individual the person 
        knows or has reason to believe is under the influence of alcohol 
        or a controlled substance or other substance to operate the 
        snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle anywhere in this state or on 
        the ice of any boundary water of this state. 
           (b) No owner or other person having charge or control of 
        any snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle shall knowingly authorize 
        or permit any person, who by reason of any physical or mental 
        disability is incapable of operating the vehicle, to operate the 
        snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle anywhere in this state or on 
        the ice of any boundary water of this state. 
           (c) A person who operates or is in physical control of a 
        snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle anywhere in this state or on 
        the ice of any boundary water of this state is subject to 
        sections 169.121 to 169.1218 and 169.123 to 169.129.  In 
        addition to the applicable sanctions under chapter 169, a person 
        who is convicted of violating section 169.121 while operating a 
        snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle, or who refuses to comply with 
        a lawful request to submit to testing under section 169.123, 
        shall be prohibited from operating the snowmobile or all-terrain 
        vehicle for a period of one year.  The commissioner shall notify 
        the convicted person of the time period during which the person 
        is prohibited from operating a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle.
           (d) Administrative and judicial review of the operating 
        privileges prohibition is governed by section 97B.066, 
        subdivisions 7 to 9, if the person does not have a prior 
        impaired driving conviction or prior license revocation, as 
        defined in section 169.121, subdivision 3.  Otherwise, 
        administrative and judicial review of the prohibition is 
        governed by section 169.123.  
           (e) The court shall promptly forward to the commissioner 
        and the department of public safety copies of all convictions 
        and criminal and civil sanctions imposed under this section and 
        chapter 169 relating to snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.  
           (f) A person who violates paragraph (a) or (b), or an 
        ordinance in conformity with either of them, is guilty of a 
        misdemeanor.  A person who operates a snowmobile or all-terrain 
        vehicle during the time period the person is prohibited from 
        operating a vehicle under paragraph (c) is guilty of a 
        misdemeanor. 
           Sec. 97.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 84.98, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [FEES.] The commissioner may charge a fee for any 
        service performed by the Minnesota conservation corps.  Fees 
        generated shall be deposited in a special revenue fund and 
        appropriated to the commissioner for Minnesota conservation 
        corps projects and administration. 
           Sec. 98.  [ADDING LAND TO BLUE MOUNDS STATE PARK.] 
           [85.012] [Subd. 8.] The following area is added to Blue 
        Mounds state park:  That part of the Northeast Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest 
        Quarter of Section 13, Township 103 North, Range 45 West, Rock 
        County, described as follows:  Commencing at the southwest 
        corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; 
        thence on an assumed bearing of South 89 degrees 36 minutes 41 
        seconds East along the south line of said Northeast Quarter of 
        the Southwest Quarter 165.00 feet to the point of beginning; 
        thence North 00 degrees 17 minutes 27 seconds West parallel with 
        the west line of said section 1438.74 feet to an iron stake with 
        DNR caps; thence South 88 degrees 57 minutes 33 seconds East 
        along an existing fence line 42.15 feet; thence South 00 degrees 
        30 minutes 38 seconds West along an existing fence line 1438.16 
        feet to the south line of said Northeast Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter; thence North 89 degrees 36 minutes 41 seconds 
        West along said south line 22.02 feet to the point of beginning. 
           Sec. 99.  [IRON RANGE OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RECREATION AREA, 
        ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [85.013] [Subd. 12a.] [ADDITIONS TO IRON 
        RANGE OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RECREATION AREA, ST. LOUIS 
        COUNTY.] The following areas are added to the Iron Range 
        off-highway vehicle recreation area, all in St. Louis county: 
           (1) Section 2, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, EXCEPT:  
        the East Half; the North Half of the Northwest Quarter; and the 
        Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; 
           (2) Section 3, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, EXCEPT: 
        the Southeast Quarter; the North Half of the Northeast Quarter; 
        the North Half of the Northwest Quarter; the Southwest Quarter 
        of the Northwest Quarter; and the Northwest Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter; 
           (3) Section 4, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, EXCEPT:  
        the West Half; the Northeast Quarter; the North Half of the 
        Southeast Quarter; and the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast 
        Quarter; 
           (4) Section 8, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, EXCEPT:  
        the West Half; the West Half of the Southeast Quarter; and the 
        West Half of the Northeast Quarter; 
           (5) Section 9, Township 58 North, Range 17 West; 
           (6) Section 11, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, EXCEPT:  
        the West Half of the Northwest Quarter; and the Northwest 
        Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; 
           (7) Section 14, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, EXCEPT:  
        the East Half; 
           (8) Section 15, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, lying 
        North of the DM&IR grade, EXCEPT:  the Southwest Quarter; and 
        the South Half of the Northwest Quarter; 
           (9) Section 16, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, lying 
        North of county road 921, EXCEPT:  the East Half of the 
        Southeast Quarter, lying North of the DM&IR grade; 
           (10) Section 22, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, lying 
        North of the DM&IR grade; and 
           (11) Section 23, Township 58 North, Range 17 West, a 100 
        foot corridor of the Mesabi Trail as located between the west 
        line of said Section 23 and Minnesota trunk highway No. 135. 
           Subd. 2.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE; ADDING MEMBERS.] The 
        advisory committee created under Laws 1996, chapter 407, section 
        32, subdivision 4, shall continue to provide direction on the 
        planning, development, and operation of the Iron Range 
        off-highway vehicle recreation area, including the land added 
        under subdivision 1.  The following members are added to the 
        advisory committee: 
           (1) a representative of the city council of Gilbert; and 
           (2) a representative of the city council of Virginia. 
           Subd. 3.  [MINING.] The commissioner shall recognize the 
        possibility that mining, including, but not limited, to taconite 
        and iron ore, may be conducted in the future within the Iron 
        Range off-highway vehicle area and that use of portions of the 
        surface estate and control of the flowage of water may be 
        necessary for future mining operations. 
           Subd. 4.  [MANAGEMENT PLAN.] The commissioner of natural 
        resources and the local area advisory committee shall 
        cooperatively develop a separate comprehensive management plan 
        for the land added to the Iron Range off-highway vehicle 
        recreation area under subdivision 1.  The management plan shall 
        provide for: 
           (1) multiple use recreation for off-highway vehicles; 
           (2) protection of natural resources; 
           (3) limited timber management; 
           (4) mineral exploration and mining management; 
           (5) land acquisition needs; 
           (6) road and facility development; and 
           (7) trail and road connections between the land added under 
        subdivision 1 and the land added by Laws 1996, chapter 407, 
        section 32, subdivision 6. 
           The completed management plan, together with the management 
        plan completed under Laws 1996, chapter 407, section 32, 
        subdivision 5, shall serve as the master plan for the Iron Range 
        off-highway vehicle recreation area under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 86A.09. 
           Subd. 5.  [APPLICABILITY OF OTHER LAW.] Except as otherwise 
        provided by this section, the provisions of Laws 1996, chapter 
        407, section 32, apply to the land added to the Iron Range 
        off-highway vehicle recreation area under subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 100.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.015, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DOUGLAS TRAIL, OLMSTED, WABASHA, AND GOODHUE 
        COUNTIES.] (a) The trail shall originate at Rochester in Olmsted 
        county and shall follow the route of the Chicago Great Western 
        Railroad to Pine Island in Goodhue county and there terminate.  
           (b) Additional trails may be established that extend the 
        Douglas trail system to include Pine Island, Mazeppa in Wabasha 
        county to Zumbrota, Bellechester, Goodhue, and Red Wing in 
        Goodhue 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 trail shall be developed primarily for riding and 
        hiking.  
           (d) Under no circumstances shall the commissioner acquire 
        any of the right-of-way of the Chicago Great Western Railroad 
        until the abandonment of the line of railway described in this 
        subdivision has been approved by the Interstate Commerce 
        Commission. 
           Sec. 101.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.015, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 21.  [GITCHI-GAMI TRAIL, LAKE AND COOK COUNTIES.] (a) 
        The trail shall originate in the city of Two Harbors and shall 
        extend in a northeasterly direction along the shore of Lake 
        Superior, running parallel to state highway 61 to the city of 
        Grand Marais.  
           (b) The trail shall be developed primarily for hiking and 
        bicycling. 
           Sec. 102.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.019, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PARKS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION AREAS.] The 
        commissioner shall administer a program to provide grants to 
        units of government for up to 50 percent of the costs or 
        $50,000, whichever is less, of acquisition and betterment of 
        public land and improvements needed for parks and other outdoor 
        recreation areas and facilities. 
           Sec. 103.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.019, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4b.  [REGIONAL TRAILS.] The commissioner shall 
        administer a program to provide grants to units of government 
        for up to 50 percent of the costs of acquisition and betterment 
        of public land and improvements needed for trails deemed to be 
        of regional significance according to criteria published by the 
        commissioner.  If land used for the trails is not in full public 
        ownership, then the recipients must prove it is dedicated to the 
        purposes of the grants for at least 20 years. 
           Sec. 104.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.019, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4c.  [LOCAL TRAIL CONNECTIONS.] The commissioner 
        shall administer a program to provide grants to units of 
        government for up to 50 percent of the costs of acquisition and 
        betterment of public land and improvements needed for trails 
        that connect communities, trails, and parks and thereby increase 
        the effective length of trail experiences.  If land used for the 
        trails is not in full public ownership, then the recipients must 
        prove it is dedicated to the purposes of the grants for at least 
        20 years. 
           Sec. 105.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.40, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [CROSS-COUNTRY SKI TRAIL.] "Cross-country ski 
        trail" means a public pathway designated and promoted for cross 
        country skiing, excluding trails that have not received state 
        acquisition or betterment funds for recreational purposes in 
        state parks as defined in section 85.012, on state forest lands 
        as defined in section 89.001, on state trails as defined in 
        section 85.015, on elements of the regional recreation open 
        space system as defined in section 473.147, or on trails within 
        the cross-country ski grant-in-aid program as defined in section 
        85.44.  
           Sec. 106.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.41, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ON PERSON.] While skiing on cross-country 
        ski trails, a person between the ages of 16 and 64 years age 16 
        and over shall carry in immediate possession a valid, signed 
        cross-country ski pass.  A landowner who grants an easement for 
        a grant-in-aid ski trail is not required to have a pass when 
        skiing on the landowner's property.  
           Sec. 107.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.41, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [FORM.] The department shall provide forms and 
        blanks to all agents authorized to issue passes by the 
        commissioner.  The pass shall be with the skier and available 
        for inspection by any peace or conservation officer.  The pass 
        shall include the applicant's name signature and other 
        information deemed necessary by the commissioner. 
           Sec. 108.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.41, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [AGENT'S ISSUING FEE.] The fee for a 
        cross-country ski pass shall be increased by the amount of an 
        issuing fee of 50 cents $1 per pass.  The issuing fee may shall 
        be retained by the seller of the pass.  A pass shall indicate 
        the amount of the fee that is retained by the seller.  This 
        subdivision does not apply to any pass sold by the state.  
           Sec. 109.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.42, is 
        amended to read: 
           85.42 [USER FEE; VALIDITY.] 
           (a) The fee for an annual cross-country ski pass is $5 for 
        an individual pass or $7.50 for a combination husband and wife 
        pass $9 for an individual age 16 and over.  The fee for a 
        three-year pass is $14 for an individual pass or $21 for a 
        combination husband and wife pass $24 for an individual age 16 
        and over.  This fee shall be collected at the time the pass is 
        purchased.  Three-year passes are valid for three years 
        beginning the previous July 1.  Annual passes are valid for one 
        year beginning the previous July 1.  Passes are not transferable.
           (b) The cost for a daily cross-country skier pass is $1 $2 
        for an individual age 16 and over.  This fee shall be collected 
        at the time the pass is purchased.  The daily pass is valid only 
        for the date designated on the pass form. 
           (c) A pass must be signed by the skier across the front of 
        the pass to be valid and becomes nontransferable on signing.  
           Sec. 110.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.44, is 
        amended to read: 
           85.44 [CROSS-COUNTRY SKI TRAIL GRANT-IN-AID PROGRAM.] 
           The commissioner shall establish a grant-in-aid program for 
        local units of government and special park districts for the 
        acquisition, development, and maintenance of cross-country ski 
        trails.  Grants shall be available for acquisition of trail 
        easements but may not be used to acquire any lands in fee 
        title.  Local units of government and special park districts 
        applying for and receiving grants under this section shall be 
        considered to have cross-country ski trails for one year 
        following the expiration of their last grant.  The department 
        shall reimburse all public sponsors of grants-in-aid 
        cross-country ski trails based upon criteria established by the 
        department.  Prior to the use of any reimbursement criteria, a 
        certain proportion of the revenues shall be allocated on the 
        basis of user fee sales location.  
           Sec. 111.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 85.45, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [SKIING WITHOUT PASS.] No person may ski on 
        a public cross-country ski trail, including a grant-in-aid 
        cross-country ski trail, without a valid, signed cross-country 
        ski pass. Effective July 1, 1984, Any person who violates this 
        subdivision is guilty of a petty misdemeanor. 
           Sec. 112.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 86B.415, is 
        amended to read: 
           86B.415 [LICENSE FEES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [WATERCRAFT 19 FEET OR LESS.] The fee for a 
        watercraft license for watercraft 19 feet or less in length is 
        $12 $18 except: 
           (1) for watercraft, other than personal watercraft, 19 feet 
        in length or less that is offered for rent or lease, the fee is 
        $6; 
           (2) for a canoe, kayak, sailboat, sailboard, paddle boat, 
        or rowing shell 19 feet in length or less, the fee is $7; 
           (3) for a watercraft 19 feet in length or less used by a 
        nonprofit corporation for teaching boat and water safety, the 
        fee is as provided in subdivision 4; and 
           (4) for a watercraft owned by a dealer under a dealer's 
        license, the fee is as provided in subdivision 5; 
           (5) for a personal watercraft, the fee is $25; and 
           (6) for a watercraft less than 17 feet in length, other 
        than a watercraft listed in clauses (1) to (5), the fee is $12. 
           Subd. 2.  [WATERCRAFT OVER 19 FEET.] Except as provided in 
        subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, the watercraft license fee: 
           (1) for a watercraft more than 19 feet but less than 26 
        feet in length is $20 $30; 
           (2) for a watercraft 26 feet but less than 40 feet in 
        length is $30 $45; and 
           (3) for a watercraft 40 feet in length or longer is $40 $60.
           Subd. 3.  [WATERCRAFT OVER 19 FEET FOR HIRE.] The license 
        fee for a watercraft more than 19 feet in length for hire with 
        an operator is $50 each.  
           Subd. 4.  [WATERCRAFT USED BY NONPROFIT CORPORATION FOR 
        TEACHING.] The watercraft license fee for a watercraft used by a 
        nonprofit organization for teaching boat and water safety is $3 
        each.  
           Subd. 5.  [DEALER'S LICENSE.] There is no separate fee for 
        watercraft owned by a dealer under a dealer's license.  The fee 
        for a dealer's license is $30 $45.  
           Subd. 6.  [TRANSFER OR DUPLICATE LICENSE.] The fee to 
        transfer a watercraft license or be issued a duplicate license 
        is $3.  
           Subd. 7.  [WATERCRAFT SURCHARGE.] A $5 surcharge is placed 
        on each watercraft licensed under subdivisions 1 to 5 for 
        control, public awareness, law enforcement, monitoring, and 
        research of nuisance aquatic exotic species such as zebra 
        mussel, purple loosestrife, and Eurasian water milfoil in public 
        waters and public wetlands.  
           Subd. 7a.  [PERSONAL WATERCRAFT SURCHARGE.] A $50 surcharge 
        is placed on each personal watercraft licensed under 
        subdivisions 1 to 5 for enforcement of personal watercraft laws 
        and for personal watercraft safety education.  The surcharge 
        must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the 
        water recreation account in the natural resources fund.  Any 
        grants to counties from revenue collected under this subdivision 
        must be proportional to the use of personal watercraft in each 
        county.  Grants made under this subdivision are subject to the 
        applicable administrative, reporting, and auditing requirements 
        in sections 86B.701 and 86B.705. 
           Subd. 8.  [REGISTRAR'S FEE.] In addition to the license 
        fee, a fee of $2 shall be charged for a watercraft license: 
           (1) issued through the registrar or a deputy registrar of 
        motor vehicles and the additional fee shall be disposed of in 
        the manner provided in section 168.33, subdivision 2; or 
           (2) issued through the commissioner and the additional fee 
        shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the 
        water recreation account. 
           Subd. 9.  [DISPOSITION OF RECEIPTS.] Money received for 
        watercraft licenses shall be deposited in the state treasury and 
        credited to the water recreation account.  
           Subd. 10.  [ACCOUNTING.] The commissioner of natural 
        resources, in agreement with the commissioner of public safety, 
        may prescribe the accounting and procedural requirements 
        necessary to assure efficient handling of watercraft 
        registrations and license fees by deputy registrars.  Deputy 
        registrars shall strictly comply with these accounting and 
        procedural requirements. 
           Sec. 113.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 88.067, is 
        amended to read: 
           88.067 [TRAINING OF GRANTS TO LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.] 
           The commissioner may make grants for procurement of fire 
        suppression equipment and training of fire departments in 
        techniques of fire control that.  These grants will enable them 
        local fire departments to assist the state more effectively in 
        controlling wildfires.  The commissioner may require a local 
        match for any grant.  Fire suppression equipment may include, 
        but is not limited to, fire suppression tools and equipment, 
        protective clothing, dry hydrants, communications equipment, and 
        conversion of vehicles to wildfire suppression vehicles.  
        Training shall be provided to the extent practicable in 
        coordination with other public agencies with training and 
        educational responsibilities.  
           Sec. 114.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89A.01, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 10a.  [PEER REVIEW.] "Peer review" means a 
        scientifically based review conducted by individuals with 
        substantial knowledge and experience in the subject matter. 
           Sec. 115.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89A.02, is 
        amended to read: 
           89A.02 [POLICY.] 
           It is the policy of the state to: 
           (1) pursue the sustainable management, use, and protection 
        of the state's forest resources to achieve the state's economic, 
        environmental, and social goals; 
           (2) encourage cooperation and collaboration between public 
        and private sectors in the management of the state's forest 
        resources; 
           (3) recognize and consider forest resource issues, 
        concerns, and impacts at the site and landscape levels; and 
           (4) recognize the broad array of perspectives regarding the 
        management, use, and protection of the state's forest resources, 
        and establish processes and mechanisms that seek and incorporate 
        these perspectives in the planning and management of the state's 
        forest resources. 
           Nothing in this chapter abolishes, repeals, or negates any 
        existing authorities, policies, programs, or activities of the 
        commissioner or other statutory authorities related to managing 
        and protecting the state's forest resources. 
           Sec. 116.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89A.03, is 
        amended to read: 
           89A.03 [MINNESOTA FOREST RESOURCES COUNCIL.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The Minnesota forest 
        resources council has 13 members appointed by the governor and 
        one member appointed by the Indian affairs council.  The 
        governor must appoint a chair and 15 other members to the 
        Minnesota forest resources council.  The Indian affairs council 
        will appoint one additional member.  When making appointments to 
        the council, the governor must appoint knowledgeable individuals 
        with an understanding of state forest resource issues who fairly 
        reflect a balance of the various interests in the sustainable 
        management, use, and protection of the state's forest resources 
        in order to achieve the purpose and policies specified in 
        section 89A.02, and subdivision 2 of this section.  The council 
        membership appointed by the governor must include the following 
        individuals: 
           (1) a representative two representatives from an 
        organization organizations representing environmental interests 
        within the state; 
           (2) a representative from an organization representing the 
        interests of management of game species; 
           (3) a representative from a conservation organization; 
           (4) a representative from an association representing 
        forest products industry within the state; 
           (5) a commercial logging contractor active in a forest 
        product association; 
           (6) a representative from a statewide association 
        representing the resort and tourism industry; 
           (7) a faculty or researcher of a Minnesota research or 
        higher educational institution; 
           (8) an owner of nonindustrial, private forest land of 40 
        acres or more; 
           (9) an agricultural woodlot owner owner of nonindustrial, 
        private forest land; 
           (10) a representative from the department; 
           (11) a county land commissioner who is a member of the 
        Minnesota association of county land commissioners; 
           (12) a representative from the United States Forest Service 
        unit with land management responsibility in Minnesota; and 
           (13) a representative from a labor organization with 
        membership having an interest in forest resource issues; 
           (14) an individual representing a secondary wood products 
        manufacturing organization; and 
           (15) a chair. 
           Subd. 2.  [PURPOSE.] The council shall must develop 
        recommendations to the governor and to federal, state, county, 
        and local governments with respect to forest resource policies 
        and practices that result in the sustainable management, use, 
        and protection of the state's forest resources.  The policies 
        and practices must: 
           (1) acknowledge the interactions of complex sustainable 
        forest resources, multiple ownership patterns, and local to 
        international economic forces; 
           (2) give equal consideration to the long-term economic, 
        ecological, and social needs and limits of the state's forest 
        resources; 
           (3) foster the productivity of the state's forests to 
        provide a diversity of sustainable benefits at site-levels and 
        landscape-levels; 
           (4) enhance the ability of the state's forest resources to 
        provide future benefits and services; 
           (5) foster no net loss of forest land in Minnesota: 
           (6) encourage appropriate mixes of forest cover types and 
        age classes within landscapes to promote biological diversity 
        and viable forest-dependent fish and wildlife habitats; 
           (7) encourage collaboration and coordination with multiple 
        constituencies in planning and managing the state's forest 
        resources; and 
           (8) address the environmental impacts and their implement 
        mitigations as recommended in the generic environmental impact 
        statement on timber harvesting. 
           Subd. 3.  [COUNCIL MEETINGS.] The council shall establish 
        procedures for conducting its meetings in accordance with 
        section 471.705 that include provisions for seeking and 
        incorporating public input.  At a minimum, meetings of the 
        council and all of the committees, task forces, technical teams, 
        regional committees, and other groups the council may establish 
        must be conducted in accordance with section 471.705.  Except 
        where prohibited by law, the council must establish additional 
        processes to broaden public involvement in all aspects of its 
        deliberations. 
           Subd. 4.  [COUNCIL OFFICERS AND STAFF.] The council shall 
        elect a chair from among its members.  The council may shall 
        employ an executive director and administrative assistant who 
        shall have the authority to employ staff.  Technical expertise 
        that will enable the council to carry out its functions must be 
        provided to the council by those interests represented on the 
        council. 
           Subd. 5.  [MEMBERSHIP REGULATION.] Terms, compensation, 
        nomination, appointment, and removal of council members are 
        governed by section 15.059.  Section 15.059, subdivision 5, does 
        not govern the expiration date of the council.  
           Subd. 6.  [REPORT.] By January 1, 1997, the council shall 
        prepare a report to the governor and legislature on the status 
        of the state's forest resources, and strategic directions to 
        provide for their management, use, and protection.  Information 
        generated by the reporting requirements in this chapter must be 
        incorporated in the council's report.  To the extent possible, 
        the council's report must also identify the activities and 
        accomplishments of various programs that directly affect the 
        state's forest resources.  The council must report to the 
        governor and to the legislative committees and divisions with 
        jurisdiction over environment and natural resource policy and 
        finance by February 1 of each year.  The report must describe 
        the progress and accomplishments made by the council during the 
        preceding year. 
           Subd. 7.  [REVIEW OF FOREST RESOURCES PLAN AND ASSESSMENT.] 
        The council shall undertake a review of the forest resource 
        management plan and forest assessment requirements contained in 
        section 89.011, and report to the commissioner no later than 
        July 1, 1996, on the appropriateness and effectiveness of these 
        requirements, including recommendations for enhancing existing 
        forest resource planning processes.  The council shall review 
        draft statewide and district forest resource planning documents, 
        and incorporate the findings, including any recommendation, of 
        such reviews in its biennial report specified in subdivision 6. 
           Sec. 117.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89A.04, is 
        amended to read: 
           89A.04 [PARTNERSHIP.] 
           It is the policy of the state to encourage forest 
        landowners, forest managers, and loggers to establish a 
        partnership in which the implementation of council 
        recommendations can occur in a timely and coordinated manner 
        across ownerships.  The partnership shall serve as a forum for 
        discussing operational implementation issues and problem solving 
        related to forest resources management and planning concerns, 
        and be responsive to the recommendations of the council.  This 
        partnership shall also actively foster collaboration and 
        coordination among forest managers and landowners in addressing 
        landscape-level operations and concerns.  In fulfilling its 
        responsibilities as identified in this chapter, the council 
        shall seek input from and consult with the partnership may 
        advise the council.  Nothing in this section shall imply extra 
        rights or influence for the partnership. 
           Sec. 118.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89A.05, is 
        amended to read: 
           89A.05 [TIMBER HARVESTING AND FOREST MANAGEMENT 
        GUIDELINES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEVELOPMENT.] The council shall coordinate 
        the development of comprehensive timber harvesting and forest 
        management guidelines.  The guidelines must address the water, 
        air, soil, biotic, recreational, and aesthetic resources found 
        in forest ecosystems by focusing on those impacts commonly 
        associated with applying site-level forestry practices.  The 
        guidelines must reflect a range of practical and sound practices 
        based on the best available scientific information, and be 
        integrated to minimize conflicting recommendations while being 
        easy to understand and implement.  Best management practices 
        previously developed for forest management must be incorporated 
        into the guidelines.  By June 30, 2003, the council 
        shall periodically review and, when if deemed necessary, update 
        the guidelines.  Changes to the guidelines shall be peer 
        reviewed prior to final adoption by the council.  By December 
        1999, the council must undertake a peer review of the 
        recommendations in the forest management guidelines adopted in 
        December 1998 for protecting forest riparian areas and seasonal 
        ponds. 
           Subd. 2.  [ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS.] Before the 
        implementation of timber harvesting and forest management 
        guidelines, new site-level practices and landscape-level 
        programs, the council shall analyze the costs and benefits of 
        new site-level practices and landscape-level programs.  When the 
        analysis concludes that new landscape-level programs and 
        site-level practices will result in adverse economic effects, 
        including decreased timber supply and negative effects on 
        tourism, opportunities to offset those effects must be 
        explored.  The council shall also: 
           (1) identify and quantify forest and timberland acreages 
        that will no longer be available for harvest; and 
           (2) encourage public resource agencies to provide 
        sustainable, predictable supplies of high-quality forest 
        resource benefits, including timber supplies that are consistent 
        with their multiple mandates and diverse management objectives.  
        These benefits should be provided by public resource agencies in 
        proportion to their forest land's capability to do so. 
           Subd. 2a.  [REVIEW.] In reviewing the guidelines, the 
        council must consider information from forest resources, 
        practices, compliance, and effectiveness monitoring programs of 
        the department.  The council's recommendations relating to 
        revisions to the forest management guidelines must be subject to 
        peer reviewers appointed by the council.  The council must 
        consider recommendations of peer reviewers prior to final 
        adoption of revisions to the guidelines. 
           Subd. 3.  [APPLICATION.] The timber harvesting and forest 
        management guidelines are voluntary.  Prior to their actual use, 
        the council shall must develop guideline implementation goals 
        for each major forest land ownership category.  If the 
        information developed as a result of the forest resources, 
        practices, compliance, and effectiveness monitoring programs 
        established in section 89A.07 conducted by the department or 
        other information obtained by the council indicates the 
        implementation goals for the guidelines are not being met and 
        the council determines significant adverse impacts are 
        occurring, the council shall recommend to the governor 
        additional measures to address those impacts.  The council shall 
        must incorporate the recommendations as part of the council's 
        biennial report required by section 89A.03, subdivision 6. 
           Subd. 4.  [MONITORING RIPARIAN FORESTS.] The commissioner, 
        with program advice from the council, shall accelerate 
        monitoring the extent and condition of riparian forests, the 
        extent to which harvesting occurs within riparian management 
        zones and seasonal ponds, and the use and effectiveness of 
        timber harvesting and forest management guidelines applied in 
        riparian management zones and seasonal ponds.  This information 
        shall, to the extent possible, be consistent with the monitoring 
        programs identified in section 89A.07.  Information gathered on 
        riparian forests and timber harvesting in riparian management 
        zones and seasonal ponds as specified in this subdivision shall 
        be presented to the legislature by February 2001 and in 
        subsequent reports required in section 89A.03, subdivision 6. 
           Sec. 119.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89A.06, is 
        amended to read: 
           89A.06 [LANDSCAPE-LEVEL FOREST RESOURCE PLANNING AND 
        COORDINATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [FRAMEWORK.] The council shall must 
        establish a framework that will enable long-range strategic 
        planning and landscape coordination to occur, to the extent 
        possible, across all forested regions of the state and across 
        all ownerships.  The framework must include: 
           (1) identification of the landscapes within which 
        long-range strategic planning of forest resources can occur, 
        provided that the landscapes must be delineated based on broadly 
        defined ecological units and existing classification systems, 
        yet recognize existing political and administrative boundaries 
        and planning processes; 
           (2) a statement of principles and goals for landscape-based 
        forest resource planning; and 
           (3) identification of a general process by which 
        landscape-based forest resource planning can occur occurs, 
        provided that the process must give considerable latitude to 
        design planning processes that fit the unique needs and 
        resources of each landscape; reflect a balanced consideration of 
        the economic, social, and environmental conditions and needs of 
        each landscape; and interface and establish formats that are 
        compatible with other landscape-based forest resource plans. 
           Subd. 2.  [REGIONAL FOREST RESOURCE COMMITTEES.] To foster 
        landscape-based forest resource planning, the council shall must 
        establish regional forest resource committees.  The Each 
        regional committees must committee shall: 
           (1) include representative interests in a particular region 
        that are committed to and involved in landscape planning and 
        coordination activities; 
           (2) serve as a forum for landowners, managers, and 
        representative interests to discuss landscape forest resource 
        issues; 
           (3) identify and implement an open and public process 
        whereby landscape-based strategic planning of forest resources 
        can occur; 
           (4) integrate its report with existing public and private 
        landscape planning efforts in the region; 
           (5) facilitate landscape coordination between existing 
        regional landscape planning efforts of land managers, both 
        public and private; 
           (6) identify and facilitate opportunities for public 
        participation in existing landscape planning efforts in this 
        region; 
           (7) identify sustainable forest resource goals for the 
        landscape and strategies to achieve those goals; and 
           (5) (8) provide a regional perspective to the council with 
        respect to council activities. 
           Subd. 2a.  [REGIONAL FOREST COMMITTEE REPORTING.] The 
        council must report annually on the activities and progress made 
        by the regional forest committees established under subdivision 
        2, including the following: 
           (1) by December 1, 1999, the regional committee for the 
        council's northeast landscape will complete the identification 
        of draft desired future outcomes, key issues, and strategies for 
        the landscape; 
           (2) by July 1, 2000, the council will complete assessments 
        for the council's north central and southeast landscape regions; 
           (3) by July 1, 2001, the regional committees for the north 
        central and southeast landscapes will complete draft desired 
        future outcomes, key issues, and strategies for their respective 
        landscapes; and 
           (4) the council will establish time lines for additional 
        regional landscape committees and activities as staffing and 
        funding allow. 
           Subd. 3.  [REGIONAL COMMITTEE OFFICERS AND STAFF.] Each 
        regional committee shall elect a chair from among its 
        members The council chair may appoint a chair from the regional 
        committee participants.  The council shall ensure must include 
        in its budget request sufficient resources for each regional 
        committees have sufficient staff resources committee to carry 
        out their its mission as defined in this section. 
           Subd. 4.  [REPORT.] Each regional committee shall must 
        report to the council its work activities and accomplishments. 
           Sec. 120.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89A.07, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [EFFECTIVENESS MONITORING.] The commissioner, in 
        cooperation with other research and land management 
        organizations, shall evaluate the effectiveness of practices to 
        mitigate impacts of timber harvesting and forest management 
        activities on the state's forest resources.  The council shall 
        provide oversight and program direction for the development and 
        implementation of this monitoring program.  The commissioner 
        shall report to the council on the effectiveness of these 
        practices. 
           Sec. 121.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89A.07, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [CITIZEN CONCERNS.] The council shall facilitate 
        the establishment of a process to accept comments from the 
        public on negligent timber harvesting or forest management 
        practices.  Comments must also be directed to the organization 
        administering the certification program. 
           Sec. 122.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 89A.10, is 
        amended to read: 
           89A.10 [CONTINUING EDUCATION; CERTIFICATION.] 
           It is the policy of the state to encourage timber 
        harvesters and forest resource professionals to establish 
        voluntary certification and continuing education programs within 
        their respective professions that promote sustainable forest 
        management.  The council shall, where appropriate, facilitate 
        the development of these programs. 
           Sec. 123.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 92.45, is 
        amended to read: 
           92.45 [STATE LAND ON MEANDERED LAKES WITHDRAWN FROM SALE.] 
           All state lands bordering on or adjacent to meandered lakes 
        and other public waters and watercourses, with the live timber 
        growing on them, are withdrawn from sale except as provided in 
        this section.  The commissioner of natural resources may sell 
        the timber as otherwise provided by law for cutting and removal 
        under conditions the commissioner prescribes.  The conditions 
        must be in accordance with approved, sustained-yield forestry 
        practices.  The commissioner must reserve the timber and impose 
        other conditions the commissioner deems necessary to protect 
        watersheds, wildlife habitat, shorelines, and scenic features.  
        Within the area in Cook, Lake, and St. Louis counties described 
        in the act of Congress approved July 10, 1930, (Statutes at 
        Large, volume 46, page 1020), the timber on state lands is 
        subject to restrictions like those now imposed by the act on 
        federal lands. 
           The following land is reserved for public travel:  of all 
        land bordering on or adjacent to meandered lakes and other 
        public waters and watercourses and withdrawn from sale, a strip 
        two rods wide, the ordinary high-water mark being its waterside 
        boundary, and its landside boundary a line drawn parallel to the 
        ordinary high-water mark and two rods distant landward from it.  
        Wherever the conformation of the shore line or conditions 
        require, the commissioner must reserve a wider strip. 
           Except for sales under section 282.018, subdivision 1, when 
        a state agency or any other unit of government requests the 
        legislature to authorize the sale of state lands bordering on or 
        adjacent to meandered lakes and other public waters and 
        watercourses, the commissioner shall evaluate the lands and 
        their public benefits and make recommendations on the proposed 
        dispositions to the committees of the legislature with 
        jurisdiction over natural resources.  The commissioner shall 
        include any recommendations of the commissioner for disposition 
        of lands withdrawn from sale under this section over which the 
        commissioner has jurisdiction.  The commissioner's 
        recommendations may include a public sale, sale to a private 
        party, acquisition by the commissioner for public purposes, 
        retention of a conservation easement for shoreland preservation 
        by the commissioner under chapter 84C, or a cooperative 
        management agreement with, or transfer to, another unit of 
        government. 
           The commissioner may sell state lands bordering on or 
        adjacent to the Mississippi river or any lakes, waters, and 
        watercourses in its bottom lands, desired or needed by the 
        United States government for, or in connection with, any project 
        heretofore authorized by Congress, to improve navigation in the 
        Mississippi River at public sale according to law, as in other 
        cases, upon application by an authorized United States 
        official.  The application must describe the land and include a 
        map showing its location with reference to adjoining properties. 
           Sec. 124.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 92.46, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PUBLIC CAMPGROUNDS.] (a) The director may 
        designate suitable portions of the state lands withdrawn from 
        sale and not reserved, as provided in section 92.45, as 
        permanent state public campgrounds.  The director may have the 
        land surveyed and platted into lots of convenient size, and 
        lease them for cottage and camp purposes under terms and 
        conditions the director prescribes, subject to the provisions of 
        this section.  
           (b) A lease may not be for a term more than 20 years.  The 
        lease may allow renewal, from time to time, for additional terms 
        of no longer than 20 years each.  The lease may be canceled by 
        the commissioner 90 days after giving the person leasing the 
        land written notice of violation of lease conditions.  The lease 
        rate shall be based on the appraised value of leased land as 
        determined by the commissioner of natural resources and shall be 
        adjusted by the commissioner at the fifth, tenth, and 15th 
        anniversary of the lease, if the appraised value has increased 
        or decreased.  For leases that are renewed in 1991 and following 
        years, the lease rate shall be five percent of the appraised 
        value of the leased land.  The appraised value shall be the 
        value of the leased land without any private improvements and 
        must be comparable to similar land without any improvements 
        within the same county.  The minimum appraised value that the 
        commissioner assigns to the leased land must be substantially 
        equal to the county assessor's estimated market value of similar 
        land adjusted by the assessment/sales ratio as determined by the 
        department of revenue. 
           (c) By July 1, 1986, the commissioner of natural resources 
        shall adopt rules under chapter 14 to establish procedures for 
        leasing land under this section.  The rules shall be subject to 
        review and approval by the commissioners of revenue and 
        administration prior to the initial publication pursuant to 
        chapter 14 and prior to their final adoption.  The rules must 
        address at least the following: 
           (1) method of appraising the property; and 
           (2) an appeal procedure for both the appraised values and 
        lease rates. 
           (d) All money received from these leases must be credited 
        to the fund to which the proceeds of the land belong.  
           Notwithstanding section 16A.125 or any other law to the 
        contrary, 50 for fiscal years 1999 and 2000, 100 percent, and 
        thereafter, 50 percent, of the money received from the lease of 
        permanent school fund lands leased pursuant to this subdivision 
        must be credited to the lakeshore leasing and sales account in 
        the permanent school fund and is appropriated for use to survey, 
        appraise, and pay associated selling and, leasing, or exchange 
        costs of lots as required in this section and Minnesota Statutes 
        1992, section 92.67, subdivision 3.  The money may not be used 
        to pay the cost of surveying lots not scheduled for sale.  Any 
        money designated for deposit in the permanent school fund that 
        is not needed to survey, appraise, and pay associated 
        selling and, leasing, or exchange costs of lots, as required in 
        this section, shall be deposited in the permanent school fund.  
        The commissioner shall add to the appraised value of any lot 
        offered for sale or exchange the costs of surveying, appraising, 
        and selling disposing of the lot, and shall first deposit into 
        the permanent school fund an amount equal to the costs of 
        surveying, appraising, and selling disposing of any lot paid out 
        of the permanent school fund.  Any remaining money shall be 
        deposited into any other contributing funds in proportion to the 
        contribution from each fund.  In no case may the commissioner 
        add to the appraised value of any lot offered for sale or 
        exchange an amount more than $700 for the actual contract 
        service costs of surveying and, appraising, and disposing of the 
        lot. 
           Sec. 125.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97B.020, is 
        amended to read: 
           97B.020 [FIREARMS SAFETY CERTIFICATE REQUIRED.] 
           Except as provided in this section, a person born after 
        December 31, 1979, may not obtain a license to take wild animals 
        by firearms.  A person may obtain a hunting license if unless 
        the person has a firearms safety certificate or equivalent 
        certificate, driver's license or identification card with a 
        valid firearms safety qualification indicator issued under 
        section 171.07, subdivision 13, previous hunting license, or 
        other evidence indicating that the person has completed in this 
        state or in another state a hunter safety course recognized by 
        the department under a reciprocity agreement.  A person who is 
        on active duty and has successfully completed basic training in 
        the United States armed forces, reserve component, or national 
        guard may obtain a hunting license or approval authorizing 
        hunting regardless of whether the person is issued a firearms 
        safety certificate. 
           Sec. 126.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 103B.227, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCIES.] Appointing 
        authorities for watershed management organization board members 
        shall publish a notice of vacancies resulting from expiration of 
        members' terms and other reasons.  The notices must be published 
        at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the 
        watershed management organization area.  The notices must state 
        that persons interested in being appointed to serve on the 
        watershed management organization board may submit their names 
        to the appointing authority for consideration.  After December 
        31, 1999, staff of local units of government that are members of 
        the watershed management organization are not eligible to be 
        appointed to the board.  Published notice of the vacancy must be 
        given at least 15 days before an appointment or reappointment is 
        made.  
           Sec. 127.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 103F.515, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ELIGIBLE LAND.] (a) Land may be placed in the 
        conservation reserve program if the land meets the requirements 
        of paragraphs (b) and (c).  
           (b) Land is eligible if the land: 
           (1) is marginal agricultural land; 
           (2) is adjacent to marginal agricultural land and is either 
        beneficial to resource protection or necessary for efficient 
        recording of the land description; 
           (3) consists of a drained wetland; 
           (4) is land that with a windbreak would be beneficial to 
        resource protection; 
           (5) is land in a sensitive groundwater area; 
           (6) is riparian land; 
           (7) is cropland or noncropland adjacent to restored 
        wetlands to the extent of up to four acres of cropland or one 
        acre of noncropland for each acre of wetland restored; 
           (8) is a woodlot on agricultural land; 
           (9) is abandoned building site on agricultural land, 
        provided that funds are not used for compensation of the value 
        of the buildings; or 
           (10) is land on a hillside used for pasture.  
           (c) Eligible land under paragraph (a) must: 
           (1) be owned by the landowner, or a parent or other blood 
        relative of the landowner, for at least one year before the date 
        of application; 
           (2) be at least five acres in size, except for a drained 
        wetland area, riparian area, windbreak, woodlot, or abandoned 
        building site, or be a whole field as defined by the United 
        States Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Services; 
           (3) not be set aside, enrolled or diverted under another 
        federal or state government program unless enrollment in the 
        conservation reserve program would provide additional 
        conservation benefits or a longer term of enrollment than under 
        the current federal or state program; and 
           (4) have been in agricultural crop production for at least 
        two of the last five years before the date of application except 
        drained wetlands, riparian lands, woodlots, abandoned building 
        sites, or land on a hillside used for pasture. 
           (d) In selecting drained wetlands for enrollment in the 
        program, the highest priority must be given to wetlands with a 
        cropping history during the period 1976 to 1985. 
           (e) In selecting land for enrollment in the program, 
        highest priority must be given to permanent easements that are 
        consistent with the purposes stated in section 103F.505. 
           Sec. 128.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 103G.271, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [WATER USE PERMIT PROCESSING FEE.] (a) Except as 
        described in paragraphs (b) to (f), a water use permit 
        processing fee must be prescribed by the commissioner in 
        accordance with the following schedule of fees for each water 
        use permit in force at any time during the year: 
           (1) 0.05 cents per 1,000 gallons for the first 50,000,000 
        gallons per year; 
           (2) 0.10 cents per 1,000 gallons for amounts greater than 
        50,000,000 gallons but less than 100,000,000 gallons per year; 
           (3) 0.15 cents per 1,000 gallons for amounts greater than 
        100,000,000 gallons but less than 150,000,000 gallons per year; 
           (4) 0.20 cents per 1,000 gallons for amounts greater than 
        150,000,000 gallons but less than 200,000,000 gallons per year; 
           (5) 0.25 cents per 1,000 gallons for amounts greater than 
        200,000,000 gallons but less than 250,000,000 gallons per year; 
           (6) 0.30 cents per 1,000 gallons for amounts greater than 
        250,000,000 gallons but less than 300,000,000 gallons per year; 
           (7) 0.35 cents per 1,000 gallons for amounts greater than 
        300,000,000 gallons but less than 350,000,000 gallons per year; 
           (8) 0.40 cents per 1,000 gallons for amounts greater than 
        350,000,000 gallons but less than 400,000,000 gallons per year; 
        and 
           (9) 0.45 cents per 1,000 gallons for amounts greater than 
        400,000,000 gallons per year.  
           (b) For once-through cooling systems, a water use 
        processing fee must be prescribed by the commissioner in 
        accordance with the following schedule of fees for each water 
        use permit in force at any time during the year: 
           (1) for nonprofit corporations and school districts, 15.0 
        cents per 1,000 gallons; and 
           (2) for all other users, 20 cents per 1,000 gallons. 
           (c) The fee is payable based on the amount of water 
        appropriated during the year and, except as provided in 
        paragraph (f), the minimum fee is $50.  
           (d) For water use processing fees other than once-through 
        cooling systems:  
           (1) the fee for a city of the first class may not exceed 
        $175,000 per year; 
           (2) the fee for other entities for any permitted use may 
        not exceed: 
           (i) $35,000 per year for an entity holding three or fewer 
        permits; 
           (ii) $50,000 per year for an entity holding four or five 
        permits; 
           (iii) $175,000 per year for an entity holding more than 
        five permits; 
           (3) the fee for agricultural irrigation may not exceed $750 
        per year; 
           (4) the fee for a municipality that furnishes electric 
        service and cogenerates steam for home heating may not exceed 
        $10,000 for its permit for water use related to the cogeneration 
        of electricity and steam; and 
           (5) no fee is required for a project involving the 
        appropriation of surface water to prevent flood damage or to 
        remove flood waters during a period of flooding, as determined 
        by the commissioner.  
           (e) Failure to pay the fee is sufficient cause for revoking 
        a permit.  A penalty of two percent per month calculated from 
        the original due date must be imposed on the unpaid balance of 
        fees remaining 30 days after the sending of a second notice of 
        fees due.  A fee may not be imposed on an agency, as defined in 
        section 16B.01, subdivision 2, or federal governmental agency 
        holding a water appropriation permit. 
           (f) The minimum water use processing fee for a permit 
        issued for irrigation of agricultural land is $10 for years in 
        which: 
           (1) there is no appropriation of water under the permit; or 
           (2) the permit is suspended for more than seven consecutive 
        days between May 1 and October 1. 
           (g) For once-through systems fees payable after July 1, 
        1993, 75 percent of the fees must be credited to a special 
        account and are appropriated to the Minnesota public facilities 
        authority for loans under section 446A.21. 
           Sec. 129.  [103G.705] [STREAM PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT 
        LOAN PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [LOAN PROGRAM.] (a) A political subdivision 
        may apply to the commissioner on forms provided by the 
        commissioner for a loan for up to 90 percent of the total local 
        cost of a project to protect or improve a stream.  The 
        commissioner shall apportion loans according to the potential 
        for prevention of immediate harm to the stream, the relative 
        need for maintenance or improvements, the date of the 
        application for the loan, and the availability of funds. 
           (b) By January 15 of each year, the commissioner must 
        provide the legislature with a list of all applications received 
        by the commissioner, the loan amounts requested, and a listing 
        and explanation of the disposition of the applications. 
           (c) The commissioner must make the loan to the political 
        subdivision in the amount determined by the commissioner and 
        under the terms specified in this section.  Loans made under 
        this section do not require the approval of the electors of the 
        political subdivision as provided in section 475.58 and do not 
        constitute net debt for purposes of section 475.53 or any debt 
        limitation provision of any special law or city charter.  
           (d) A loan made under this section must be repaid without 
        interest over a period not to exceed ten years.  The 
        commissioner may charge an annual administrative fee to the 
        political subdivision. 
           (e) A political subdivision receiving a loan made under 
        this section must levy for the loan repayment beginning in the 
        year the loan proceeds are received and succeeding years until 
        the loan and the associated administrative costs are repaid.  
        The levy must be for: 
           (1) the amount of the annual loan repayment and the 
        associated administrative costs; or 
           (2) the amount of the annual loan repayment and 
        administrative costs less the amount the political subdivision 
        certifies it has received from other sources for the loan 
        repayment. 
           Subd. 2.  [STREAM PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT FUND.] There 
        is established in the state treasury a stream protection and 
        redevelopment fund.  All repayments of loans made and 
        administrative fees assessed under subdivision 1 must be 
        deposited in this fund.  Interest earned on money in the fund 
        accrues to the fund and money in the fund is appropriated to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for purposes of the stream 
        protection and redevelopment program, including costs incurred 
        by the commissioner to establish and administer the program. 
           Sec. 130.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115.55, 
        subdivision 5a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5a.  [INSPECTION CRITERIA FOR EXISTING SYSTEMS.] (a) 
        An inspection of an existing system must evaluate the criteria 
        in paragraphs (b) to (h) (j). 
           (b) If the inspector finds one or more of the following 
        conditions: 
           (1) sewage discharge to surface water; 
           (2) sewage discharge to ground surface; 
           (3) sewage backup; or 
           (4) any other situation with the potential to immediately 
        and adversely affect or threaten public health or safety, 
        then the system constitutes an imminent threat to public health 
        or safety and, if not repaired, must be upgraded, replaced, or 
        its use discontinued within ten months of receipt of the notice 
        described in subdivision 5b, or within a shorter period of time 
        if required by local ordinance. 
           (c) An existing system that has none of the conditions in 
        paragraph (b), and has at least two feet of soil separation need 
        not be upgraded, repaired, replaced, or its use discontinued, 
        notwithstanding any local ordinance that is more restrictive. 
           (d) Paragraph (c) does not apply to systems in shoreland 
        areas regulated under sections 103F.201 to 103F.221, wellhead 
        protection areas as defined in section 103I.005, or those used 
        in connection with food, beverage, and lodging establishments 
        regulated under chapter 157. 
           (e) If the local unit of government with jurisdiction over 
        the system has adopted an ordinance containing local standards 
        pursuant to subdivision 7, the existing system must comply with 
        the ordinance.  If the system does not comply with the 
        ordinance, it must be upgraded, replaced, or its use 
        discontinued according to the ordinance. 
           (f) If a seepage pit, drywell, cesspool, or leaching pit 
        exists and the local unit of government with jurisdiction over 
        the system has not adopted local standards to the contrary, the 
        system is failing and must be upgraded, replaced, or its use 
        discontinued within the time required by subdivision 3 or local 
        ordinance. 
           (g) If the system fails to provide sufficient groundwater 
        protection, then the local unit of government or its agent shall 
        order that the system be upgraded, replaced, or its use 
        discontinued within the time required by rule or the local 
        ordinance. 
           (h) The authority to find a threat to public health under 
        section 145A.04, subdivision 8, is in addition to the authority 
        to make a finding under paragraphs (b) to (d). 
           (i) Local inspectors must use the standard inspection form 
        provided by the agency.  The inspection information required by 
        local ordinance may be included as an attachment to the standard 
        form.  The following language must appear on the standard form:  
        "If an existing system is not failing as defined in law, and has 
        at least two feet of design soil separation, then the system 
        need not be upgraded, repaired, replaced, or its use 
        discontinued, notwithstanding any local ordinance that is more 
        strict.  This does not apply to systems in shoreland areas, 
        wellhead protection areas, or those used in connection with 
        food, beverage, and lodging establishments as defined in law." 
           (j) For the purposes of this subdivision, an "existing 
        system" means a functioning system installed prior to April 1, 
        1996. 
           Sec. 131.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115A.02, is 
        amended to read: 
           115A.02 [LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION OF POLICY; PURPOSES.] 
           (a) It is the goal of this chapter to protect the state's 
        land, air, water, and other natural resources and the public 
        health by improving waste management in the state to serve the 
        following purposes:  
           (1) reduction in the amount and toxicity of waste 
        generated; 
           (2) separation and recovery of materials and energy from 
        waste; 
           (3) reduction in indiscriminate dependence on disposal of 
        waste; 
           (4) coordination of solid waste management among political 
        subdivisions; and 
           (5) orderly and deliberate development and financial 
        security of waste facilities including disposal facilities. 
           (b) The waste management goal of the state is to foster an 
        integrated waste management system in a manner appropriate to 
        the characteristics of the waste stream and thereby protect the 
        state's land, air, water, and other natural resources and the 
        public health.  The following waste management practices are in 
        order of preference: 
           (1) waste reduction and reuse; 
           (2) waste recycling; 
           (3) composting of yard waste and food waste; 
           (4) resource recovery through mixed municipal solid waste 
        composting or incineration; and 
           (5) land disposal which produces no measurable methane gas 
        or which involves the retrieval of methane gas as a fuel for the 
        production of energy to be used on-site or for sale; and 
           (6) land disposal which produces measurable methane and 
        which does not involve the retrieval of methane gas as a fuel 
        for the production of energy to be used on-site or for sale. 
           Sec. 132.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115A.908, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DEPOSIT OF REVENUE.] Revenue collected shall be 
        credited to the motor vehicle transfer account in the 
        environmental fund.  As cash flow permits, the commissioner of 
        finance must transfer (1) $3,200,000 each fiscal year from the 
        motor vehicle transfer account to the environmental response, 
        compensation, and compliance account established in section 
        115B.20; and (2) $1,200,000 each fiscal year from the motor 
        vehicle transfer account to the general fund. 
           Sec. 133.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.39, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) In addition to the definitions 
        in this subdivision, the definitions in sections 115A.03 and 
        115B.02 apply to sections 115B.39 to 115B.445, except as 
        specifically modified in this subdivision. 
           (b) "Cleanup order" means a consent order between 
        responsible persons and the agency or an order issued by the 
        United States Environmental Protection Agency under section 106 
        of the federal Superfund Act. 
           (c) "Closure" means actions to prevent or minimize the 
        threat to public health and the environment posed by a mixed 
        municipal solid waste disposal facility that has stopped 
        accepting waste by controlling the sources of releases or 
        threatened releases at the facility.  "Closure" includes 
        removing contaminated equipment and liners; applying final 
        cover; grading and seeding final cover; installing wells, 
        borings, and other monitoring devices; constructing groundwater 
        and surface water diversion structures; and installing gas 
        control systems and site security systems, as necessary.  The 
        commissioner may authorize use of final cover that includes 
        processed materials that meet the requirements in Code of 
        Federal Regulations, title 40, section 503.32, paragraph (a). 
           (d) "Closure upgrade" means construction activity that 
        will, at a minimum, modify an existing cover so that it 
        satisfies current rule requirements for mixed municipal solid 
        waste land disposal facilities. 
           (e) "Contingency action" means organized, planned, or 
        coordinated courses of action to be followed in case of fire, 
        explosion, or release of solid waste, waste by-products, or 
        leachate that could threaten human health or the environment. 
           (f) "Corrective action" means steps taken to repair 
        facility structures including liners, monitoring wells, 
        separation equipment, covers, and aeration devices and to bring 
        the facility into compliance with design, construction, 
        groundwater, surface water, and air emission standards. 
           (g) "Decomposition gases" means gases produced by chemical 
        or microbial activity during the decomposition of solid waste. 
           (h) "Dump materials" means nonhazardous mixed municipal 
        solid wastes disposed at a Minnesota waste disposal site other 
        than a qualified facility prior to 1973. 
           (i) "Environmental response action" means response action 
        at a qualified facility, including corrective action, closure, 
        postclosure care; contingency action; environmental studies, 
        including remedial investigations and feasibility studies; 
        engineering, including remedial design; removal; remedial 
        action; site construction; and other similar cleanup-related 
        activities.  
           (j) "Environmental response costs" means: 
           (1) costs of environmental response action, not including 
        legal or administrative expenses; and 
           (2) costs required to be paid to the federal government 
        under section 107(a) of the federal Superfund Act, as amended. 
           (k) "Postclosure" or "postclosure care" means actions taken 
        for the care, maintenance, and monitoring of closure actions at 
        a mixed municipal solid waste disposal facility. 
           (l) "Qualified facility" means a mixed municipal solid 
        waste disposal facility as described in the most recent agency 
        permit, including adjacent property used for solid waste 
        disposal that did not occur under a permit from the agency, that:
           (1)(i) is or was permitted by the agency; 
           (2) (ii) stopped accepting solid waste, except demolition 
        debris, for disposal by April 9, 1994; and 
           (3) (iii) stopped accepting demolition debris for disposal 
        by June 1, 1994, except that demolition debris may be accepted 
        until May 1, 1995, at a permitted area where disposal of 
        demolition debris is allowed, if the area where the demolition 
        debris is deposited is at least 50 feet from the fill boundary 
        of the area where mixed municipal solid waste was deposited; or 
           (2)(i) is or was permitted by the agency; and 
           (ii) stopped accepting waste by January 1, 2000, except 
        that demolition debris, industrial waste, and municipal solid 
        waste combustor ash may be accepted until January 1, 2001, at a 
        permitted area where disposal of such waste is allowed, if the 
        area where the waste is deposited is at least 50 feet from the 
        fill boundary of the area where mixed municipal solid waste was 
        deposited. 
           Sec. 134.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.40, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PRIORITY LIST.] (a) The commissioner shall 
        establish a priority list for preventing or responding to 
        releases of hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants, 
        or decomposition gases at qualified facilities defined in 
        section 115B.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (l), clause (1).  The 
        commissioner shall periodically revise the list to reflect 
        changing conditions at facilities that affect priority for 
        response actions.  The initial priority list must be established 
        by January 1, 1995. 
           (b) The priority list required under this subdivision must 
        be based on the relative risk or danger to public health or 
        welfare or the environment, taking into account to the extent 
        possible the population at risk, the hazardous potential of the 
        hazardous substances at the facility, the potential for 
        contamination of drinking water supplies, the potential for 
        direct human contact, and the potential for destruction of 
        sensitive ecosystems. 
           Sec. 135.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.40, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [NOTIFICATION.] By September 1, 1994, the 
        commissioner shall notify the owner or operator of, and persons 
        subject to a cleanup order at, each qualified facility defined 
        in section 115B.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (l), clause (1), of 
        whether the requirements of subdivision 4 or 5 have been met.  
        If the requirements have not been met at a facility, the 
        commissioner, by the earliest practicable date, shall notify the 
        owner or operator and persons subject to a cleanup order of what 
        actions need to be taken.  
           Sec. 136.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.40, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [QUALIFIED FACILITY NOT UNDER CLEANUP ORDER; 
        DUTIES.] (a) The owner or operator of a qualified facility that 
        is not subject to a cleanup order shall: 
           (1) complete closure activities at the facility, or enter 
        into a binding agreement with the commissioner to do so, as 
        provided in paragraph (d) (e), within one year from the date the 
        owner or operator is notified by the commissioner under 
        subdivision 3 of the closure activities that are necessary to 
        properly close the facility in compliance with facility's 
        permit, closure orders, or enforcement agreement with the 
        agency, and with the solid waste rules in effect at the time the 
        facility stopped accepting waste; 
           (2) undertake or continue postclosure care at the facility 
        until the date of notice of compliance under subdivision 7; 
           (3) in the case of qualified facilities defined in section 
        115B.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (l), clause (1), transfer to 
        the commissioner of revenue for deposit in the solid waste fund 
        established in section 115B.42 any funds required for proof of 
        financial responsibility under section 116.07, subdivision 4h, 
        that remain after facility closure and any postclosure care and 
        response action undertaken by the owner or operator at the 
        facility including, if proof of financial responsibility is 
        provided through a letter of credit or other financial 
        instrument or mechanism that does not accumulate money in an 
        account, the amount that would have accumulated had the owner or 
        operator utilized a trust fund, less any amount used for 
        closure, postclosure care, and response action at the 
        facility; and 
           (4) in the case of qualified facilities defined in section 
        115B.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (l), clause (2), transfer to 
        the commissioner of revenue for deposit in the solid waste fund 
        established in section 115B.42 an amount of cash that is equal 
        to the sum of their approved current contingency action cost 
        estimate and the present value of their approved estimated 
        remaining postclosure care costs required for proof of financial 
        responsibility under section 116.07, subdivision 4h. 
           (b) The owner or operator of a qualified facility that is 
        not subject to a cleanup order shall:  
           (1) in the case of qualified facilities defined in section 
        115B.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (l), clause (1), provide the 
        commissioner with a copy of all applicable comprehensive general 
        liability insurance policies and other liability policies 
        relating to property damage, certificates, or other evidence of 
        insurance coverage held during the life of the facility; and 
           (5) (2) enter into a binding agreement with the 
        commissioner to: 
           (i) in the case of qualified facilities defined in section 
        115B.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (l), clause (1), take any 
        actions necessary to preserve the owner or operator's rights to 
        payment or defense under insurance policies included in 
        clause (4) (1); cooperate with the commissioner in asserting 
        claims under the policies; and, within 60 days of a request by 
        the commissioner, but no earlier than July 1, 1996, assign only 
        those rights under the policies related to environmental 
        response costs; 
           (ii) cooperate with the commissioner or other persons 
        acting at the direction of the commissioner in taking additional 
        environmental response actions necessary to address releases or 
        threatened releases and to avoid any action that interferes with 
        environmental response actions, including allowing entry to the 
        property and to the facility's records and allowing entry and 
        installation of equipment; and 
           (iii) refrain from developing or altering the use of 
        property described in any permit for the facility except after 
        consultation with the commissioner and in conformance with any 
        conditions established by the commissioner for that property, 
        including use restrictions, to protect public health and welfare 
        and the environment. 
           (b) (c) The owner or operator of a qualified facility 
        defined in section 115B.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (l), clause 
        (1), that is a political subdivision may use a portion of any 
        funds established for response at the facility, which are 
        available directly or through a financial instrument or other 
        financial arrangement, for closure or postclosure care at the 
        facility if funds available for closure or postclosure care are 
        inadequate and shall assign the rights to any remainder to the 
        commissioner. 
           (c) (d) The agreement required in paragraph (a) (b), 
        clause (5) (2), must be in writing and must apply to and be 
        binding upon the successors and assigns of the owner.  The owner 
        shall record the agreement, or a memorandum approved by the 
        commissioner that summarizes the agreement, with the county 
        recorder or registrar of titles of the county where the property 
        is located. 
           (d) (e) A binding agreement entered into under paragraph 
        (a), clause (1), may include a provision that the owner or 
        operator will reimburse the commissioner for the costs of 
        closing the facility to the standard required in that clause. 
           Sec. 137.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.40, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [QUALIFIED FACILITY UNDER CLEANUP ORDER; DUTIES.] 
        (a) For a qualified facility that is subject to a cleanup order, 
        persons identified in the order shall complete construction of 
        the remedy required under the cleanup order and: 
           (1) for a federal order, receive a concurrent determination 
        of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the 
        agency or commissioner that the remedy is functioning properly 
        and is performing as designed; or 
           (2) for a state order, receive acknowledgment from the 
        agency or commissioner that the obligations under the order for 
        construction of the remedy have been met. 
           (b) The owner or operator of a qualified facility that is 
        subject to a cleanup order, in addition to any applicable 
        requirement in paragraph (a), shall comply with subdivision 4, 
        paragraph paragraphs (a), clauses clause (3) to (5) or (4); 
        and (b). 
           Sec. 138.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.40, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [COMMISSIONER; DUTIES.] (a) If the owner or 
        operator of a qualified facility that is subject to the 
        requirements of subdivision 4, paragraph (a), fails to comply 
        with subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2), the 
        commissioner shall: 
           (1) undertake or complete closure activities at the 
        facility in compliance with the solid waste rules in effect at 
        the time the commissioner takes action under this clause; and 
           (2) undertake or continue postclosure care at the facility 
        as required under subdivision 2. 
           (b) If a facility has been properly closed under 
        subdivision 4, but the applicable closure requirements are less 
        environmentally protective than closure requirements in the 
        solid waste rules in effect on January 1, 1993, the commissioner 
        shall determine whether the facility should be closed to the 
        higher standards and, if so, shall undertake additional closure 
        activities at the facility to meet those standards.  The 
        commissioner may determine that additional closure activities 
        are unnecessary only if it is likely that response actions will 
        be taken in the near future and that those response actions will 
        result in removal or significant alteration of the closure 
        activities or render the closure activities unnecessary.  
           Sec. 139.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.40, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE; EFFECTS.] (a) The 
        commissioner shall provide written notice of compliance to the 
        appropriate owner or operator or person subject to a cleanup 
        order when: 
           (1) the commissioner determines that the requirements of 
        subdivision 4 or 5 have been met; and 
           (2) the person who will receive the notice has submitted to 
        the commissioner a written waiver of any claims the person may 
        have against any other person for recovery of any environmental 
        response costs related to a qualified facility that were 
        incurred prior to the date of notice of compliance. 
           (b) Beginning on the date of the notice of compliance: 
           (1) the commissioner shall assume all obligations of the 
        owner or operator or person for environmental response actions 
        under the federal Superfund Act and any federal or state cleanup 
        orders and shall undertake all further action under subdivision 
        1 at or related to the facility that the commissioner deems 
        appropriate and in accordance with the priority list; and 
           (2) the commissioner may not seek recovery against the 
        owner or operator of the facility or any responsible person of 
        any costs incurred by the commissioner for environmental 
        response action at or related to the facility, except: 
           (i) in the case of qualified facilities defined in section 
        115B.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (l), clause (1), to the extent 
        of insurance coverage held by the owner or operator or 
        responsible person; or 
           (ii) as provided in section 115B.402. 
           (c) The commissioner and the attorney general shall 
        communicate with the United States Environmental Protection 
        Agency addressing the manner and procedure for the state's 
        assumption of federal obligations under paragraph (b), clause 
        (1). 
           Sec. 140.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.40, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS.] (a) With respect to 
        claims for recovery of environmental response costs related to 
        qualified facilities defined in section 115B.39, subdivision 2, 
        paragraph (l), clause (1), the running of all applicable periods 
        of limitation under state law is suspended until July 1, 2004. 
           (b) A waiver of claims for recovery of environmental 
        response costs under this section or section 115B.43 is 
        extinguished for that portion of reimbursable costs under 
        section 115B.43 that have not been reimbursed by July 1, 2004. 
           Sec. 141.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.405, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION.] The owner or operator of a 
        qualified facility may apply to the commissioner for exclusion 
        from the landfill cleanup program under sections 115B.39, 
        115B.40, 115B.41, 115B.412, and 115B.43.  Applications for 
        qualified facilities defined in section 115B.39, subdivision 2, 
        paragraph (l), clause (1), must be received by the commissioner 
        by February 1, 1995.  Applications for qualified facilities 
        defined in section 115B.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (l), clause 
        (2), must be received by the commissioner by December 31, 1999.  
        The owner or operator of a qualified facility that is subject to 
        a federal cleanup order or that includes any portion that is 
        tax-forfeited may not apply for exclusion under this section.  
        In addition to other information required by the commissioner, 
        an application must include a disclosure of all financial 
        assurance accounts established for the facility.  Applications 
        for exclusion must: 
           (1) show that the operator or owner is complying with the 
        agency's rules adopted under section 116.07, subdivision 4h, and 
        is complying with a financial assurance plan for the facility 
        that the commissioner has approved after determining that the 
        plan is adequate to provide for closure, postclosure care, and 
        contingency action; 
           (2) demonstrate that the facility is closed or is in 
        compliance with a closure schedule approved by the commissioner; 
        and 
           (3) include a waiver of all claims for recovery of costs 
        incurred under sections 115B.01 to 115B.24 and the federal 
        Superfund Act at or related to a qualified facility. 
           Sec. 142.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.42, is 
        amended to read: 
           115B.42 [SOLID WASTE FUND.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; APPROPRIATION; SEPARATE 
        ACCOUNTING.] (a) The solid waste fund is established in the 
        state treasury.  The fund consists of money credited to the fund 
        and interest earned on the money in the fund.  Except as 
        provided in subdivision 2, clause clauses (7) and (8), money in 
        the fund is annually appropriated to the commissioner for the 
        purposes listed in subdivision 2. 
           (b) The commissioner of finance shall separately account 
        for revenue deposited in the fund from financial assurance funds 
        or other mechanisms, the metropolitan landfill contingency 
        action trust fund, and all other sources of revenue. 
           Subd. 2.  [EXPENDITURES.] (a) Money in the fund may be 
        spent by the commissioner to: 
           (1) inspect permitted mixed municipal solid waste disposal 
        facilities to: 
           (i) evaluate the adequacy of final cover, slopes, 
        vegetation, and erosion control; 
           (ii) determine the presence and concentration of hazardous 
        substances, pollutants or contaminants, and decomposition gases; 
        and 
           (iii) determine the boundaries of fill areas; 
           (2) monitor and take, or reimburse others for, 
        environmental response actions, including emergency response 
        actions, at qualified facilities; 
           (3) acquire and dispose of property under section 115B.412, 
        subdivision 3; 
           (4) recover costs under section 115B.39; 
           (5) administer, including providing staff and 
        administrative support for, sections 115B.39 to 115B.445; 
           (6) enforce sections 115B.39 to 115B.445; 
           (7) subject to appropriation, administer the agency's 
        groundwater and solid waste management programs; 
           (8) pay for private water supply well monitoring and health 
        assessment costs of the commissioner of health in areas affected 
        by unpermitted mixed municipal solid waste disposal facilities; 
           (9) reimburse persons under section 115B.43; and 
           (9) (10) reimburse mediation expenses up to a total of 
        $250,000 annually or defense costs up to a total of $250,000 
        annually for third-party claims for response costs under state 
        or federal law as provided in section 115B.414; and 
           (11) perform environmental assessments, up to $1,000,000, 
        at unpermitted mixed municipal solid waste disposal facilities. 
           Sec. 143.  [115B.421] [CLOSED LANDFILL INVESTMENT FUND.] 
           The closed landfill investment fund is established in the 
        state treasury.  The fund consists of money credited to the 
        fund, and interest and other earnings on money in the fund.  The 
        commissioner of finance shall transfer an initial amount of 
        $5,100,000 from the balance in the solid waste fund beginning in 
        fiscal year 2000 and shall continue to transfer $5,100,000 for 
        each following fiscal year, ceasing after 2003.  The fund shall 
        be managed to maximize long-term gain through the state board of 
        investment.  Money in the fund may be spent by the commissioner 
        after fiscal year 2020 in accordance with section 115B.42, 
        subdivision 2, clauses (1) to (6).  
           Sec. 144.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.43, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERALLY.] Environmental response costs 
        at qualified facilities defined in section 115B.39, subdivision 
        2, paragraph (l), clause (1), for which a notice of compliance 
        has been issued under section 115B.40, subdivision 7, are 
        reimbursable as provided in this section. 
           Sec. 145.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 115B.442, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [DEFINITION OF QUALIFIED FACILITIES.] For the 
        purposes of sections 115B.441 to 115B.445, "qualified facility" 
        means only those qualified facilities defined in section 
        115B.39, subdivision 2, paragraph (l), clause (1). 
           Sec. 146.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 116.07, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [COUNTIES; PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR ANIMAL 
        LOT PERMITS.] Any Minnesota county board may, by resolution, 
        with approval of the pollution control agency, assume 
        responsibility for processing applications for permits required 
        by the pollution control agency under this section for livestock 
        feedlots, poultry lots or other animal lots.  The responsibility 
        for permit application processing, if assumed by a county, may 
        be delegated by the county board to any appropriate county 
        officer or employee.  
           (a) For the purposes of this subdivision, the term 
        "processing" includes: 
           (1) the distribution to applicants of forms provided by the 
        pollution control agency; 
           (2) the receipt and examination of completed application 
        forms, and the certification, in writing, to the pollution 
        control agency either that the animal lot facility for which a 
        permit is sought by an applicant will comply with applicable 
        rules and standards, or, if the facility will not comply, the 
        respects in which a variance would be required for the issuance 
        of a permit; and 
           (3) rendering to applicants, upon request, assistance 
        necessary for the proper completion of an application. 
           (b) For the purposes of this subdivision, the term 
        "processing" may include, at the option of the county board, 
        issuing, denying, modifying, imposing conditions upon, or 
        revoking permits pursuant to the provisions of this section or 
        rules promulgated pursuant to it, subject to review, suspension, 
        and reversal by the pollution control agency.  The pollution 
        control agency shall, after written notification, have 15 days 
        to review, suspend, modify, or reverse the issuance of the 
        permit.  After this period, the action of the county board is 
        final, subject to appeal as provided in chapter 14. 
           (c) For the purpose of administration of rules adopted 
        under this subdivision, the commissioner and the agency may 
        provide exceptions for cases where the owner of a feedlot has 
        specific written plans to close the feedlot within five years.  
        These exceptions include waiving requirements for major capital 
        improvements. 
           (d) For purposes of this subdivision, a discharge caused by 
        an extraordinary natural event such as a precipitation event of 
        greater magnitude than the 25-year, 24-hour event, tornado, or 
        flood in excess of the 100-year flood is not a "direct discharge 
        of pollutants." 
           (e) In adopting and enforcing rules under this subdivision, 
        the commissioner shall cooperate closely with other governmental 
        agencies. 
           (f) The pollution control agency shall work with the 
        Minnesota extension service, the department of agriculture, the 
        board of water and soil resources, producer groups, local units 
        of government, as well as with appropriate federal agencies such 
        as the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm 
        Service Agency, to notify and educate producers of rules under 
        this subdivision at the time the rules are being developed and 
        adopted and at least every two years thereafter. 
           (g) The pollution control agency shall adopt rules 
        governing the issuance and denial of permits for livestock 
        feedlots, poultry lots or other animal lots pursuant to this 
        section.  A feedlot permit is not required for livestock 
        feedlots with more than ten but less than 50 animal units; 
        provided they are not in shoreland areas.  These rules apply 
        both to permits issued by counties and to permits issued by the 
        pollution control agency directly.  
           (h) The pollution control agency shall exercise supervising 
        authority with respect to the processing of animal lot permit 
        applications by a county. 
           (i) After May 17, 1997, Any new rules or amendments to 
        existing rules proposed under the authority granted in this 
        subdivision, or to implement new fees on animal feedlots, must 
        be submitted to the members of legislative policy and finance 
        committees with jurisdiction over agriculture and the 
        environment prior to final adoption.  The rules must not become 
        effective until 90 days after the proposed rules are submitted 
        to the members.  
           (j) Until new rules are adopted that provide for plans for 
        manure storage structures, any plans for a liquid manure storage 
        structure must be prepared or approved by a registered 
        professional engineer or a United States Department of 
        Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service employee. 
           (k) A county may adopt by ordinance standards for animal 
        feedlots that are more stringent than standards in pollution 
        control agency rules. 
           (l) After January 1, 2001, a county that has not accepted 
        delegation of the feedlot permit program must hold a public 
        meeting prior to the agency issuing a feedlot permit for a 
        feedlot facility with 300 or more animal units, unless another 
        public meeting has been held with regard to the feedlot facility 
        to be permitted. 
           Sec. 147.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 116.072, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [FEEDLOT ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY ORDERS.] (a) 
        Prior to the commissioner proposing an administrative penalty 
        order to a feedlot operator for a violation of feedlot laws or 
        rules, the agency staff who will determine if a penalty is 
        appropriate and who will determine the size of the penalty shall 
        offer to meet with the feedlot operator to discuss the 
        violation, and to allow the feedlot operator to present any 
        information that may affect any agency decisions on the 
        administrative penalty order. 
           (b) For serious feedlot law violations for which an 
        administrative penalty order is issued under this section, the 
        penalty may be forgiven if: 
           (1) the abated penalty is used for environmental 
        improvements to the farm; and 
           (2) the commissioner determines that the violation has been 
        corrected or that appropriate steps are being taken to correct 
        the action. 
           Sec. 148.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 116.073, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORITY TO ISSUE.] Pollution control 
        agency staff designated by the commissioner and department of 
        natural resources conservation officers may issue citations to a 
        person who: 
           (1) disposes of solid waste as defined in section 116.06, 
        subdivision 22, at a location not authorized by law for the 
        disposal of solid waste without permission of the owner of the 
        property; 
           (2) fails to report or recover oil or hazardous substance 
        discharges as required under section 115.061; or 
           (3) fails to take discharge preventive or preparedness 
        measures required under chapter 115E.  In addition, pollution 
        control agency staff designated by the commissioner may issue 
        citations to owners and operators of facilities dispensing 
        petroleum products who violate sections 116.46 to 116.50 and 
        Minnesota Rules, chapter chapters 7150 and 7151, and Minnesota 
        Rules, parts 7001.4200 to 7001.4300.  The citations for 
        violation of sections 116.46 to 116.50 and Minnesota Rules, 
        chapter 7150, may be issued only after the owners and operators 
        have had a 90-day period to correct all the violations stated in 
        a letter issued previously by pollution control agency staff.  A 
        citation issued under this subdivision must include a 
        requirement that the person cited remove and properly dispose of 
        or otherwise manage the waste or discharged oil or hazardous 
        substance, reimburse any government agency that has disposed of 
        the waste or discharged oil or hazardous substance and 
        contaminated debris for the reasonable costs of disposal, or 
        correct any underground storage tank violations. 
           Sec. 149.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 116.073, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PENALTY AMOUNT.] The citation must impose the 
        following penalty amounts: 
           (1) $100 per major appliance, as defined in section 
        115A.03, subdivision 17a, up to a maximum of $2,000; 
           (2) $25 per waste tire, as defined in section 115A.90, 
        subdivision 11, up to a maximum of $2,000; 
           (3) $25 per lead acid battery governed by section 115A.915, 
        up to a maximum of $2,000; 
           (4) $1 per pound of other solid waste or $20 per cubic foot 
        up to a maximum of $2,000; 
           (5) up to $200 for any amount of waste that escapes from a 
        vehicle used for the transportation of solid waste if, after 
        receiving actual notice that waste has escaped the vehicle, the 
        person or company transporting the waste fails to immediately 
        collect the waste; 
           (6) $50 per violation of rules adopted under section 
        116.49, relating to underground storage tank system design, 
        construction, installation, and notification requirements, up to 
        a maximum of $2,000; 
           (7) $250 per violation of rules adopted under section 
        116.49, relating to upgrading of existing underground storage 
        tank systems, up to a maximum of $2,000; 
           (8) $100 per violation of rules adopted under section 
        116.49, relating to underground storage tank system general 
        operating requirements, up to a maximum of $2,000; 
           (9) $250 per violation of rules adopted under section 
        116.49, relating to underground storage tank system release 
        detection requirements, up to a maximum of $2,000; 
           (10) $50 per violation of rules adopted under section 
        116.49, relating to out-of-service underground storage tank 
        systems and closure, up to a maximum of $2,000; and 
           (11) $50 per violation of sections 116.48 to 116.491 
        relating to underground storage tank system notification, 
        monitoring, environmental protection, and tank installers 
        training and certification requirements, up to a maximum of 
        $2,000; 
           (12) $25 per gallon of oil or hazardous substance 
        discharged which is not reported or recovered under section 
        115.061, up to a maximum of $2,000; 
           (13) $1 per gallon of oil or hazardous substance being 
        stored, transported, or otherwise handled without the prevention 
        or preparedness measures required under chapter 115E, up to a 
        maximum of $2,000; and 
           (14) $250 per violation of Minnesota Rules, parts 7001.4200 
        to 7001.4300, or Minnesota Rules, chapter 7151, related to 
        aboveground storage tank systems, up to a maximum of $2,000. 
           Sec. 150.  [116.915] [MERCURY REDUCTION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GOAL.] It is the goal of the state to 
        reduce mercury contamination by reducing the release of mercury 
        into the air and water of the state by 60 percent from 1990 
        levels by December 31, 2000, and by 70 percent from 1990 levels 
        by December 31, 2005.  The goal applies to the statewide total 
        of releases from existing and new sources of mercury.  The 
        commissioner shall publish updated estimates of 1990 releases in 
        the State Register. 
           Subd. 2.  [REDUCTION STRATEGIES.] The commissioner shall 
        implement the strategies recommended by the mercury 
        contamination reduction initiative advisory council and 
        identified on pages 31 to 42 of the Minnesota pollution control 
        agency's report entitled "Report on the Mercury Contamination 
        Reduction Initiative Advisory Council's Results and 
        Recommendations" as transmitted to the legislature by the 
        commissioner's letter dated March 15, 1999.  The commissioner 
        shall solicit, by July 1, 1999, voluntary reduction agreements 
        from sources that emit more than 50 pounds of mercury per year. 
           Subd. 3.  [PROGRESS REPORTS.] The commissioner, in 
        cooperation with the director of the office of environmental 
        assistance, shall submit progress reports to the legislature on 
        October 15, 2001, and October 15, 2005.  The reports shall 
        address the state's success in meeting the mercury release 
        reduction goals of subdivision 1, and discuss whether different 
        voluntary or mandatory reduction strategies are needed.  The 
        reports shall also discuss whether the reduction goals are still 
        appropriate given the most recent information regarding mercury 
        risks. 
           Sec. 151.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.001, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ACCREDITED OR APPROVED COLLEGE OF VETERINARY 
        MEDICINE.] "Accredited or approved college of veterinary 
        medicine" means a veterinary college or division of a university 
        or college that offers the degree of doctor of veterinary 
        medicine or its equivalent and that conforms to the standards 
        required for accreditation or approval by the American 
        Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. 
           Sec. 152.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.001, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [ANIMAL.] "Animal" does not include poultry or 
        birds of any kind. 
           Sec. 153.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.001, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6a.  [FIRM.] "Firm" includes a corporation, limited 
        liability company, and limited liability partnership, wherever 
        incorporated, organized, or registered. 
           Sec. 154.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.01, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [OFFICERS.] The board shall elect from its number 
        a president and such other officers as are necessary, all from 
        within its membership.  One person may hold the offices of both 
        secretary and treasurer.  The board shall have a seal and the 
        power to subpoena witnesses, to administer oaths, and take 
        testimony.  It shall make, alter, or amend such rules as may be 
        that are necessary to carry this chapter into effect the 
        provisions of this chapter.  It shall hold examinations for 
        applicants for license to engage in veterinary practice at a 
        time and place of its own choosing.  Notice of such an 
        examination shall must be posted 90 days before the date set for 
        an the examination in all veterinary schools approved by the 
        board in the state, and shall must be published in the journal 
        of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  American 
        Association of Veterinary State Boards "Directory of Veterinary 
        Licensure Requirements."  The board may hold such other meetings 
        as it deems necessary; but no meeting shall exceed three days 
        duration. 
           Sec. 155.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.02, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [LICENSE APPLICATION.] Application for a 
        license to practice veterinary medicine in this state shall be 
        made in writing to the board of veterinary medicine upon a form 
        furnished by the board, accompanied by satisfactory evidence 
        that the applicant is at least 18 years of age, is of good moral 
        character, and has one of the following: 
           (1) a diploma conferring the degree of doctor of veterinary 
        medicine, or an equivalent degree, from an accredited or 
        approved college of veterinary medicine; 
           (2) an ECFVG certificate; or 
           (3) a certificate from the dean of an accredited or 
        approved college of veterinary medicine stating that the 
        applicant is a student in good standing expecting to be 
        graduated at the completion of the current academic year of the 
        college in which the applicant is enrolled. 
           The application shall contain the information and material 
        required by subdivision 2 and any other information that the 
        board may, in its sound judgment, require.  The application 
        shall be filed with the board at least 45 60 days before the 
        date of the examination.  If the board deems it advisable, it 
        may require that such application be verified by the oath of the 
        applicant. 
           Sec. 156.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.02, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION.] Every application 
        shall contain the following information and material: 
           (1) the application fee set by the board in the form of a 
        check or money order payable to the board, which fee is not 
        returnable in the event permission to take the examination is 
        denied for good cause; 
           (2) a copy of a diploma from an accredited or approved 
        college of veterinary medicine or a certificate from the dean or 
        secretary of an accredited or approved college of veterinary 
        medicine showing the time spent in the school and the date when 
        the applicant was duly and regularly graduated or will duly and 
        regularly graduate or verification of ECFVG certification; 
           (3) affidavits of at least two veterinarians and three 
        adults who are not related to the applicant setting forth how 
        long a time, when, and under what circumstances they have known 
        the applicant, and any other facts as may be proper to enable 
        the board to determine the qualifications of the applicant; and 
           (4) if the applicant has served in the armed forces, a copy 
        of discharge papers. 
           Sec. 157.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.03, is 
        amended to read: 
           156.03 [EXAMINATION; PAYMENT.] 
           Upon filing the application and any other papers, 
        affidavits, or proof that the board of veterinary medicine may 
        require, together with the payment to the board of a fee as set 
        by the board, the board, if satisfied, shall issue to the 
        applicant for license an order for examination.  Every applicant 
        for a license shall submit to a theoretical or practical 
        examination, or both, as designated by the board.  The 
        examination may be oral, or written, or both of the application 
        fee and appropriate examination fee as set by the board, the 
        board shall issue to the applicant a permit to take the national 
        examination in veterinary medicine and the Minnesota Veterinary 
        Jurisprudence Examination.  All applicants must be evaluated 
        using an examination prescribed by the board.  A passing score 
        for the national examination must be the criterion referenced 
        passing score as determined by the National Board Examination 
        Committee. 
           Sec. 158.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.072, is 
        amended to read: 
           156.072 [NONRESIDENTS; LICENSES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION.] A doctor of veterinary 
        medicine duly admitted to practice in any of the other states or 
        territories or District of Columbia state, commonwealth, 
        territory, or district of the United States or province of 
        Canada desiring permission to practice veterinary medicine in 
        this state shall submit an application to the board upon forms 
        prescribed by the board.  Upon proof of licensure to practice in 
        any other state or territory or in the District of 
        Columbia United States or Canadian jurisdiction and having been 
        actively engaged in practicing veterinary medicine therein, for 
        at least three of the five years next preceding the application, 
        or having been engaged in full time teaching of veterinary 
        medicine in an approved or accredited college for at least three 
        of the five years next preceding the application, or any 
        combination thereof, the national examination in veterinary 
        medicine may be waived, upon the recommendation of the board, 
        and the applicant be admitted to practice without examination.  
        However, the board may impose any other tests as examinations it 
        considers proper. 
           Subd. 2.  [REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION.] Such doctor of 
        veterinary medicine shall accompany the application by the 
        following: 
           (1) a copy of a diploma from an accredited or approved 
        college of veterinary medicine or certification from the dean, 
        registrar, or secretary of an accredited or approved college of 
        veterinary medicine attesting to the applicants graduation from 
        an accredited or approved college of veterinary medicine, or a 
        certificate of satisfactory completion of the ECFVG program. 
           (2) affidavits of two licensed practicing doctors of 
        veterinary medicine of the state, territory or District of 
        Columbia so certifying residing in the United States or Canadian 
        licensing jurisdiction in which the applicant is currently 
        practicing, attesting that they are well acquainted with such 
        the applicant, that the applicant is a person of good moral 
        character, and has been actively engaged in practicing or 
        teaching as the case may be in such state, territory, or 
        District of Columbia jurisdiction for the period above 
        prescribed; 
           (2) (3) a certificate from the regulatory agency having 
        jurisdiction over the conduct of practice of veterinary medicine 
        that such applicant is in good standing and is not the subject 
        of disciplinary action or pending disciplinary action; 
           (3) (4) a certificate from all other jurisdictions in which 
        the applicant holds a currently active license or held a license 
        within the past ten years, stating that the applicant is and was 
        in good standing and has not been subject to disciplinary 
        action; and 
           (4) (5) in lieu of clauses (3) and (4), certification from 
        the Veterinary Information Verification Agency that the 
        applicant's licensure is in good standing; 
           (6) a fee as set by the board in form of check or money 
        order payable to the board, no part of which shall be refunded 
        should the application be denied; 
           (7) score reports on previously taken national examinations 
        in veterinary medicine, certified by the Veterinary Information 
        Verification Agency; and 
           (8) if requesting waiver of examination, provide evidence 
        of meeting licensure requirements in the state of the 
        applicant's original licensure that were substantially equal to 
        the requirements for licensure in Minnesota in existence at that 
        time. 
           Subd. 3.  [EXAMINATION.] A doctor of veterinary medicine 
        duly admitted to practice in any of the other states or 
        territories or in the District of Columbia state, commonwealth, 
        territory, or district of the United States or province of 
        Canada desiring admission to practice in this state but who has 
        not been actively engaged in the practice thereof for at least 
        three of the preceding five years must be examined for admission 
        in accordance with the requirements prescribed herein for those 
        not admitted to practice anywhere. 
           Subd. 4.  [TEMPORARY PERMIT.] The board may issue without 
        examination a temporary permit to practice veterinary medicine 
        in this state to a person who has submitted an application 
        approved by the board for license pending examination, and holds 
        a doctor of veterinary medicine degree or an equivalent degree 
        from an approved or accredited veterinary college of veterinary 
        medicine or an ECFVG certification.  The temporary permit shall 
        expire the day after publication of the notice of results of the 
        first examination given after the permit is issued.  No 
        temporary permit may be issued to any applicant who has 
        previously failed the national examination in this state or in 
        any other state, territory, or district of the United States or 
        a foreign country and is currently not licensed in any licensing 
        jurisdiction of the United States or Canada or to any person 
        whose license has been revoked or suspended or who is currently 
        subject to a disciplinary order in any licensing jurisdiction of 
        the United States or Canada. 
           Sec. 159.  [156.074] [TEMPORARY LICENSE.] 
           A graduate of a nonaccredited or approved college of 
        veterinary medicine, who has satisfactorily completed the fourth 
        year of clinical study at an approved or accredited college of 
        veterinary medicine and has successfully passed the national 
        examination in veterinary medicine and the Minnesota Veterinary 
        Jurisprudence Examination, and is enrolled in the ECFVG program, 
        may be granted a temporary license.  The holder of a temporary 
        license issued under these provisions must practice under the 
        supervision of a Minnesota licensed veterinarian.  The temporary 
        license is valid until the candidate obtains ECFVG certification 
        or for a maximum of two years from the date of issue. 
           Sec. 160.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.10, is 
        amended to read: 
           156.10 [UNLAWFUL PRACTICE WITHOUT LICENSE OR PERMIT; GROSS 
        MISDEMEANOR.] 
           It shall be unlawful is a gross misdemeanor for any person 
        to practice veterinary medicine in the state without having 
        first secured a veterinary license or temporary permit, as 
        provided in this chapter, and any person violating the 
        provisions of this section shall be guilty of a gross 
        misdemeanor and punished therefor according to the laws of the 
        state. 
           Sec. 161.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.11, is 
        amended to read: 
           156.11 [CORPORATIONS FIRMS NOT TO PRACTICE.] 
           (a) It shall be is unlawful in the state of Minnesota for 
        any corporation firm, other than one organized pursuant to 
        chapter 319A or 319B, to practice veterinary medicine, or to 
        hold itself out or advertise itself in any way as being entitled 
        to practice veterinary medicine, or to receive the fees, or 
        portions of fees, or gifts or other emoluments or 
        benefits compensation derived from the practice of veterinary 
        medicine, or the performance of veterinary services by any 
        person, whether such that person be is licensed to practice 
        veterinary medicine or not.  Any corporation firm violating the 
        provisions of this section shall be is guilty of a gross 
        misdemeanor and must be fined not more than $3,000 for each 
        offense, and.  Each day that this chapter section is violated 
        shall be considered is a separate offense. 
           (b) Notwithstanding section 319B.08, a veterinary medical 
        practice firm has 12 months after the death of an owner before 
        all of the owner's ownership interest must be acquired by the 
        practice, by persons permitted to own the ownership interest, or 
        by some combination. 
           Sec. 162.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.12, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.] No provision of this 
        chapter shall be construed to prohibit: 
           (a) a person from rendering necessary gratuitous assistance 
        in the treatment of any animal when the assistance does not 
        amount to prescribing, testing for, or diagnosing, operating, or 
        vaccinating and when the attendance of a licensed veterinarian 
        cannot be procured; 
           (b) a person who is a regular student in an accredited or 
        approved college of veterinary medicine from performing duties 
        or actions assigned by instructors or preceptors or working 
        under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian; 
           (c) a veterinarian regularly licensed in another 
        jurisdiction from consulting with a licensed veterinarian in 
        this state; 
           (d) the owner of an animal and the owner's regular employee 
        from caring for and treating administering to the animal 
        belonging to the owner, except where the ownership of the animal 
        was transferred for purposes of circumventing this chapter; 
           (e) veterinarians employed by the University of Minnesota 
        from performing their duties with the college of veterinary 
        medicine, college of agriculture, agricultural experiment 
        station, agricultural extension service, medical school, school 
        of public health, or other unit within the university; or a 
        person from lecturing or giving instructions or demonstrations 
        at the university or in connection with a continuing education 
        course or seminar to veterinarians; 
           (f) any person from selling or applying any pesticide, 
        insecticide or herbicide; 
           (g) any person from engaging in bona fide scientific 
        research or investigations which reasonably requires 
        experimentation involving animals; 
           (h) any employee of a licensed veterinarian from performing 
        duties other than diagnosis, prescription or surgical correction 
        under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian, who 
        shall be responsible for the performance of the employee; 
           (i) a graduate of a foreign college of veterinary medicine 
        from working under the direct personal instruction, control, or 
        supervision of a veterinarian faculty member of the College of 
        Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota in order to 
        complete the requirements necessary to obtain an ECFVG 
        certificate. 
           Sec. 163.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 156.12, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [TITLES.] It shall be is unlawful for a person 
        who has not received a professional degree from an accredited or 
        approved college of veterinary medicine, or ECFVG certification, 
        to use any of the following titles or designations:  Veterinary, 
        veterinarian, animal doctor, animal surgeon, animal 
        dentist, animal chiropractor, animal acupuncturist, or any other 
        title, designation, word, letter, abbreviation, sign, card, or 
        device tending to indicate that the person is qualified to 
        practice veterinary medicine. 
           Sec. 164.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.121, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [CRIMINAL PENALTIES.] (a) As used in this section:
           (1) "Prior impaired driving conviction" means a prior 
        conviction under: 
           (i) this section; Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 84.91, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (a), or 86B.331, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (a); section 169.1211; section 169.129; or section 
        360.0752; 
           (ii) section 609.21, subdivision 1, clauses (2) to (6); 
        subdivision 2, clauses (2) to (6); subdivision 2a, clauses (2) 
        to (6); subdivision 2b, clauses (2) to (6); subdivision 3, 
        clauses (2) to (6); or subdivision 4, clauses (2) to (6); or 
           (iii) an ordinance from this state, or a statute or 
        ordinance from another state, in conformity with any provision 
        listed in item (i) or (ii). 
           A prior impaired driving conviction also includes a prior 
        juvenile adjudication that would have been a prior impaired 
        driving conviction if committed by an adult. 
           (2) "Prior license revocation" means a driver's license 
        suspension, revocation, cancellation, denial, or 
        disqualification under: 
           (i) this section or section 169.1211, 169.123, 171.04, 
        171.14, 171.16, 171.165, 171.17, or 171.18 because of an 
        alcohol-related incident; 
           (ii) section 609.21, subdivision 1, clauses (2) to (6); 
        subdivision 2, clauses (2) to (6); subdivision 2a, clauses (2) 
        to (6); subdivision 2b, clauses (2) to (6); subdivision 3, 
        clauses (2) to (6); or subdivision 4, clauses (2) to (6); or 
           (iii) an ordinance from this state, or a statute or 
        ordinance from another state, in conformity with any provision 
        listed in item (i) or (ii). 
           "Prior license revocation" also means the revocation of 
        snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle operating privileges under 
        section 84.911, or motorboat operating privileges under section 
        86B.335, for violations that occurred on or after August 1, 1995 
        1994; the revocation of snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle 
        operating privileges under section 84.91; or the revocation of 
        motorboat operating privileges under section 86B.331. 
           (b) A person who violates subdivision 1, clause (a), (b), 
        (c), (d), (e), (g), or (h), or subdivision 1a, or an ordinance 
        in conformity with any of them, is guilty of a misdemeanor. 
           (c) A person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor under any of 
        the following circumstances: 
           (1) the person violates subdivision 1, clause (f); 
           (2) the person violates subdivision 1, clause (a), (b), 
        (c), (d), (e), (g), or (h), or subdivision 1a, within five years 
        of a prior impaired driving conviction or a prior license 
        revocation; 
           (3) the person violates section 169.26 while in violation 
        of subdivision 1; or 
           (4) the person violates subdivision 1 or 1a while a child 
        under the age of 16 is in the vehicle, if the child is more than 
        36 months younger than the violator. 
           A person convicted of a gross misdemeanor under this 
        paragraph is subject to the mandatory penalties provided in 
        subdivision 3d. 
           (d) A person is guilty of an enhanced gross misdemeanor 
        under any of the following circumstances: 
           (1) the person violates subdivision 1, clause (f), or 
        commits a violation described in paragraph (c), clause (3) or 
        (4), within ten years of one or more prior impaired driving 
        convictions or prior license revocations; 
           (2) the person violates subdivision 1, clause (a), (b), 
        (c), (d), (e), (g), or (h), or subdivision 1a, within ten years 
        of the first of two or more prior impaired driving convictions, 
        two or more prior license revocations, or any combination of two 
        or more prior impaired driving convictions and prior license 
        revocations, based on separate incidents. 
           A person convicted of an enhanced gross misdemeanor under 
        this paragraph may be sentenced to imprisonment in a local 
        correctional facility for not more than two years or to payment 
        of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.  Additionally, the 
        person is subject to the applicable mandatory penalties provided 
        in subdivision 3e. 
           (e) The court shall notify a person convicted of violating 
        subdivision 1 or 1a that the registration plates of the person's 
        motor vehicle may be impounded under section 168.042 and the 
        vehicle may be subject to forfeiture under section 169.1217 upon 
        a subsequent conviction for violating this section, section 
        169.129, or section 171.24, or a subsequent license revocation 
        under section 169.123.  The notice must describe the conduct and 
        the time periods within which the conduct must occur in order to 
        result in plate impoundment or forfeiture.  The failure of the 
        court to provide this information does not affect the 
        applicability of the plate impoundment or the forfeiture 
        provision to that person. 
           (f) The attorney in the jurisdiction in which the violation 
        occurred who is responsible for prosecution of misdemeanor 
        violations of this section shall also be responsible for 
        prosecution of gross misdemeanor and enhanced gross misdemeanor 
        violations of this section. 
           (g) The court must impose consecutive sentences when it 
        sentences a person for a violation of this section or section 
        169.129 arising out of separate behavioral incidents.  The court 
        also must impose a consecutive sentence when it sentences a 
        person for a violation of this section or section 169.129 and 
        the person, at the time of sentencing, is on probation for, or 
        serving, an executed sentence for a violation of this section or 
        section 169.129 and the prior sentence involved a separate 
        behavioral incident.  The court also may order that the sentence 
        imposed for a violation of this section or section 169.129 shall 
        run consecutively to a previously imposed misdemeanor, gross 
        misdemeanor, or felony sentence for a violation other than this 
        section or section 169.129.  
           (h) When the court stays the sentence of a person convicted 
        under this section, the length of the stay is governed by 
        section 609.135, subdivision 2. 
           (i) The court may impose consecutive sentences for offenses 
        arising out of a single course of conduct as permitted in 
        section 609.035, subdivision 2.  
           (j) When an attorney responsible for prosecuting gross 
        misdemeanors or enhanced gross misdemeanors under this section 
        requests criminal history information relating to prior impaired 
        driving convictions from a court, the court must furnish the 
        information without charge. 
           (k) A violation of subdivision 1a may be prosecuted either 
        in the jurisdiction where the arresting officer observed the 
        defendant driving, operating, or in control of the motor vehicle 
        or in the jurisdiction where the refusal occurred. 
           Sec. 165.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.1217, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [DISPOSITION OF FORFEITED VEHICLE.] (a) If the 
        vehicle is administratively forfeited under subdivision 7a, or 
        if the court finds under subdivision 8 that the vehicle is 
        subject to forfeiture under subdivisions 6 and 7, the 
        appropriate agency shall: 
           (1) sell the vehicle and distribute the proceeds under 
        paragraph (b); or 
           (2) keep the vehicle for official use.  If the agency keeps 
        a forfeited motor vehicle for official use, it shall make 
        reasonable efforts to ensure that the motor vehicle is available 
        for use by the agency's officers who participate in the drug 
        abuse resistance education program. 
           (b) The proceeds from the sale of forfeited vehicles, after 
        payment of seizure, storage, forfeiture, and sale expenses, and 
        satisfaction of valid liens against the property, must be 
        forwarded to the treasury of the political subdivision that 
        employs the appropriate agency responsible for the forfeiture 
        for use in DWI-related enforcement, training and education.  If 
        the appropriate agency is an agency of state government, the net 
        proceeds must be forwarded to the state treasury and credited to 
        the general fund. 
           (c) The proceeds from the sale of forfeited off-road 
        recreational vehicles and motorboats, after payment of seizure, 
        storage, forfeiture, and sale expenses, and satisfaction of 
        valid liens against the property, must be forwarded to the state 
        treasury and credited to the following funds: 
           (1) if the forfeited vehicle is a motorboat, the net 
        proceeds must be credited to the water recreation account in the 
        natural resources fund; 
           (2) if the forfeited vehicle is a snowmobile, the net 
        proceeds must be credited to the snowmobile trails and 
        enforcement account in the natural resources fund; 
           (3) if the forfeited vehicle is an all-terrain vehicle, the 
        net proceeds must be credited to the all-terrain vehicle account 
        in the natural resources fund; 
           (4) if the forfeited vehicle is an off-highway motorcycle, 
        the net proceeds must be credited to the off-highway motorcycle 
        account in the natural resources fund; 
           (5) if the forfeited vehicle is an off-road vehicle, the 
        net proceeds must be credited to the off-road vehicle account in 
        the natural resources fund; and 
           (6) if otherwise, the net proceeds must be credited to the 
        general fund. 
           Sec. 166.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.123, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PEACE OFFICER DEFINED.] For purposes of 
        this section, section 169.121, and section 169.1211, the term 
        peace officer means (1) a state patrol officer, (2) University 
        of Minnesota peace officer, (3) a constable as defined in 
        section 367.40, subdivision 3, (4) police officer of any 
        municipality, including towns having powers under section 
        368.01, or county, and (5) for purposes of violations of those 
        sections in or on an off-road recreational vehicle or motorboat, 
        or for violations of section 97B.065 or 97B.066, a state 
        conservation officer. 
           Sec. 167.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.07, 
        subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 12.  [SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CERTIFICATE.] (a) The 
        department shall maintain in its records information transmitted 
        electronically from the commissioner of natural resources 
        identifying each person to whom the commissioner has issued a 
        snowmobile safety certificate.  The records transmitted from the 
        department of natural resources must contain the full name and 
        date of birth as required for the driver's license or 
        identification card.  Records that are not matched to a driver's 
        license or identification card record may be deleted after seven 
        years. 
           (b) After receiving information under paragraph (a) that a 
        person has received a snowmobile safety certificate, the 
        department shall include, on all drivers' licenses or Minnesota 
        identification cards subsequently issued to the person, a 
        graphic or written indication that the person has received the 
        certificate. 
           (c) If a person who has received a snowmobile safety 
        certificate applies for a driver's license or Minnesota 
        identification card before that information has been transmitted 
        to the department, the department may accept a copy of the 
        certificate as proof of its issuance and shall then follow the 
        procedures in paragraph (b). 
           Sec. 168.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 171.07, 
        subdivision 13, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [FIREARMS SAFETY DESIGNATION.] (a) When an 
        applicant has a record transmitted to the department as 
        described in paragraph (c) or presents a firearms safety 
        certificate issued for successfully completing a firearms safety 
        course administered under section 97B.015, voluntarily and 
        requests a driver's license or identification card described in 
        paragraph (b), pays the required fees, and otherwise qualifies, 
        the department shall issue, renew, or reissue to the applicant a 
        driver's license or Minnesota identification card described in 
        paragraph (b). 
           (b) Pursuant to paragraph (a), the department shall issue a 
        driver's license or Minnesota identification card bearing a 
        designation or symbolic representation, as designed by the 
        commissioner in consultation with the commissioner of natural 
        resources, indicating graphic or written indication that the 
        applicant has successfully completed a firearms safety 
        course and is knowledgeable in firearms safety administered 
        under section 97B.015. 
           (c) The department shall maintain in its records 
        information transmitted electronically from the commissioner of 
        natural resources identifying each person to whom the 
        commissioner has issued a firearms safety certificate.  The 
        records transmitted from the department of natural resources 
        must contain the full name and date of birth as required for the 
        driver's license or identification card.  Records that are not 
        matched to a driver's license or identification card record may 
        be deleted after seven years. 
           Sec. 169.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 223.17, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [GRAIN BUYERS AND STORAGE FUND ACCOUNT; FEES.] 
        The commissioner shall set the fees for inspections under 
        sections 223.15 to 223.22 at levels necessary to pay the 
        expenses of administering and enforcing sections 223.15 to 
        223.22.  These fees may be adjusted pursuant to the provisions 
        of section 16A.1285.  
           The fee for any license issued or renewed after June 30, 
        1997, shall be set according to the following schedule: 
           (a) $100 plus $50 for each additional location for grain 
        buyers whose gross annual purchases are less than $100,000; 
           (b) $200 plus $50 for each additional location for grain 
        buyers whose gross annual purchases are at least $100,000, but 
        not more than $750,000; 
           (c) $300 plus $100 for each additional location for grain 
        buyers whose gross annual purchases are more than $750,000 but 
        not more than $1,500,000; 
           (d) $400 plus $100 for each additional location for grain 
        buyers whose gross annual purchases are more than $1,500,000 but 
        not more than $3,000,000; and 
           (e) $500 plus $100 for each additional location for grain 
        buyers whose gross annual purchases are more than $3,000,000.  
           There is created in the state treasury the grain buyers and 
        storage account in the agricultural fund.  Money collected 
        pursuant to sections 223.15 to 223.19 shall be paid into the 
        state treasury and credited to the grain buyers and storage fund 
        account and is appropriated to the commissioner for the 
        administration and enforcement of sections 223.15 to 223.22. 
           Sec. 170.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 231.16, is 
        amended to read: 
           231.16 [WAREHOUSE OPERATOR TO OBTAIN LICENSE.] 
           Every person desiring to engage in the business of 
        warehouse operator, before engaging therein, shall be licensed 
        annually by, and shall be under the supervision and subject to 
        the inspection of, the department.  Written application in the 
        form prescribed by the department shall be made to the 
        department for license, specifying the city in which it is 
        proposed to carry on the business of warehousing, the location, 
        size, character, and equipment of the buildings or premises to 
        be used by the warehouse operator, the kind of goods, wares, and 
        merchandise intended to be stored therein, the name of the 
        person or corporation operating the same, and of each member of 
        the firm or officer of the corporation, and any other facts 
        necessary to satisfy the department that the property proposed 
        to be used is suitable for warehouse purposes and that the 
        warehouse operator making the application is qualified to carry 
        on the business of warehousing.  Should the department decide 
        that the building or other property proposed to be used as a 
        warehouse is suitable for the proposed purpose and that the 
        applicants are entitled to a license, notice of the decision 
        shall be given the interested parties and, upon the applicants 
        filing with the department the necessary bond, as provided for 
        in this chapter, the department shall issue the license provided 
        for, upon payment of the license fee, as in this section 
        provided.  A warehouse operator to whom a license is issued 
        shall pay for the license a fee based on the storage capacity of 
        the warehouse as follows:  
                        Storage capacity in square feet 
                    (1) 5,000 or less               $ 80 
                    (2) 5,001 to 10,000             $155 
                    (3) 10,001 to 20,000            $250 
                    (4) 20,001 to 100,000           $315 
                    (5) 100,001 to 200,000          $410 
                    (6) over 200,000                $470 
           Fees collected under this chapter shall be paid into the 
        grain buyers and storage fund account established in section 
        232.22.  
           The license shall be renewed annually on or before July 1, 
        and always upon payment of the full license fee, as provided for 
        in this section for such renewal; and no license shall be issued 
        for any portion of a year for less than the full amount of the 
        license fee, as provided for in this section.  Each license 
        obtained under this chapter shall be publicly displayed in the 
        main office of the place of business of the warehouse operator 
        to whom it is issued.  The license shall authorize the warehouse 
        operator to carry on the business of warehousing only in the one 
        city or town named in the application and in the buildings 
        therein described.  The department, without requiring an 
        additional bond and license, may issue permits from time to time 
        to any warehouse operator already duly licensed under the 
        provisions of this chapter to operate an additional warehouse in 
        the same city or town for which the original license was issued 
        during the term thereof, upon the filing an application for a 
        permit in the form prescribed by the department. 
           License may be refused for good cause shown and revoked by 
        the department for violation of law or of any rule by it 
        prescribed, upon notice and after hearing. 
           Sec. 171.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 232.22, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FEES; GRAIN BUYERS AND STORAGE FUND ACCOUNT.] 
        There is created in the state treasury agricultural fund an 
        account known as the grain buyers and storage fund account.  The 
        commissioner shall set the fees for inspections, certifications 
        and licenses under sections 232.20 to 232.25 at levels necessary 
        to pay the costs of administering and enforcing sections 232.20 
        to 232.25.  All money collected pursuant to sections 232.20 to 
        232.25 and chapters 233 and 236 shall be paid by the 
        commissioner into the state treasury and credited to the grain 
        buyers and storage fund account and is appropriated to the 
        commissioner for the administration and enforcement of sections 
        232.20 to 232.25 and chapters 233 and 236.  All money collected 
        pursuant to chapter 231 shall be paid by the commissioner into 
        the grain buyers and storage fund account and is appropriated to 
        the commissioner for the administration and enforcement of 
        chapter 231.  
           Sec. 172.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 233.08, is 
        amended to read: 
           233.08 [LICENSE.] 
           No public terminal warehouse may be operated or receive 
        grain for storage until the owners or parties in charge and 
        operating the warehouse obtain a license from the department 
        authorizing the warehouse operator to operate a warehouse under 
        this chapter.  Licenses issued or renewed annually expire at 
        midnight on June 30 following the date of issuance or renewal.  
        Before a license may be issued, written application must be made 
        to the department for a license specifying the kind of 
        warehouse, the nature of its construction, its capacity and 
        location, the name of the firm or corporation operating it, each 
        member of the firm or officer of the corporation, and other 
        facts the department requires.  The department shall act on the 
        application with reasonable dispatch.  If no reason exists for 
        refusing the application, a license must be issued upon the 
        payment of the fee set by the commissioner.  The amount of the 
        fee must be set to cover the costs of administering and 
        enforcing this chapter. 
           A license may be revoked by the department for violation of 
        the law or a rule of the department, but may only be revoked 
        upon a written notice or complaint specifying the charges and 
        after a hearing before the department.  A license may be refused 
        to a warehouse operator whose license has been revoked within 
        the preceding year.  
           Fees collected under this chapter must be paid into the 
        grain buyers and storage fund account established in section 
        232.22. 
           Sec. 173.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 236.02, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [FEES.] The license fee must be set by the 
        commissioner in an amount sufficient to cover the costs of 
        administering and enforcing this chapter.  Fees collected under 
        this chapter must be paid into the grain buyers and storage fund 
        account established in section 232.22. 
           Sec. 174.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 239.791, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MINIMUM OXYGEN CONTENT REQUIRED.] Except 
        as provided in subdivisions 10 to 12 14, a person responsible 
        for the product shall comply with the following requirements: 
           (a) After October 1, 1995, gasoline sold or offered for 
        sale at any time in a carbon monoxide control area must contain 
        at least 2.7 percent oxygen by weight. 
           (b) After October 1, 1997, all gasoline sold or offered for 
        sale in Minnesota must contain at least 2.7 percent oxygen by 
        weight. 
           Sec. 175.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 239.791, 
        subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 12.  [EXEMPTION FOR COLLECTOR VEHICLE AND OFF-ROAD 
        USE.] (a) Except during a carbon monoxide control period in a 
        carbon monoxide control area, A person responsible for the 
        product may offer for sale, sell, or dispense at a retail 
        gasoline station for use in collector vehicles or vehicles 
        eligible to be licensed as collector vehicles, off-road 
        vehicles, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, or small engines, 
        gasoline that is not oxygenated in accordance with subdivision 1 
        if the person meets the conditions in paragraphs (b) 
        to (d) (e).  If the nonoxygenated gasoline is for use in a small 
        engine, it must be dispensed into a can with a capacity of six 
        or fewer gallons. 
           (b) The nonoxygenated gasoline must be unleaded premium 
        grade as defined in section 239.751, subdivision 4. 
           (c) No more than one storage tank on the premises of the 
        retail gasoline station may be used for storage of the 
        nonoxygenated gasoline offered for sale, sold, or dispensed by 
        the station. 
           (d) The pump stands must be posted with a permanent notice 
        stating:  "NONOXYGENATED GASOLINE.  FOR USE IN COLLECTOR 
        VEHICLES OR VEHICLES ELIGIBLE TO BE LICENSED AS COLLECTOR 
        VEHICLES, OFF-ROAD VEHICLES, MOTORCYCLES, BOATS, SNOWMOBILES, OR 
        SMALL ENGINES ONLY." 
           (e) For a retail gasoline station located in the county of 
        Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, 
        Washington, or Wright, a person responsible for the product must 
        annually register with the director, on forms provided by the 
        director, an intent to sell nonoxygenated gasoline during the 
        period of October 1 through January 31.  Such person must 
        register on or before August 1 of each year, and must report to 
        the director before April 1 of the following year the total 
        number of gallons of nonoxygenated premium grade gasoline sold 
        during the period of October 1 through January 31.  Data 
        submitted to the department under this paragraph shall be 
        considered nonpublic data as defined in section 13.02, 
        subdivision 13. 
           Sec. 176.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 239.791, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN RIPARIAN LANDOWNERS.] (a) 
        A person responsible for the product may offer for sale, sell, 
        and deliver directly to a bulk fuel storage tank gasoline that 
        is not oxygenated in accordance with subdivision 1 if the 
        conditions in paragraphs (b) to (e) are met. 
           (b) The nonoxygenated gasoline must be unleaded premium 
        grade as defined in section 239.751, subdivision 4. 
           (c) The bulk fuel storage tank must be stationary or 
        permanent. 
           (d) The bulk fuel storage tank must be under the control of 
        an owner of littoral or riparian property and located on that 
        littoral or riparian property. 
           (e) The nonoxygenated gasoline must be purchased for use in 
        vehicles that would qualify for an exemption under subdivision 
        12, paragraph (a). 
           Sec. 177.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 239.791, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 14.  [EXEMPTION FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATORS.] A person 
        responsible for the product may offer for sale, sell, and 
        deliver directly to a bulk fuel storage tank gasoline that is 
        not oxygenated in accordance with subdivision 1 for use in 
        aircraft if the nonoxygenated gasoline is unleaded premium grade 
        as defined in section 239.751, subdivision 4. 
           Sec. 178.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 290.431, is 
        amended to read: 
           290.431 [NONGAME WILDLIFE CHECKOFF.] 
           Every individual who files an income tax return or property 
        tax refund claim form may designate on their original return 
        that $1 or more shall be added to the tax or deducted from the 
        refund that would otherwise be payable by or to that individual 
        and paid into an account to be established for the management of 
        nongame wildlife.  The commissioner of revenue shall, on the 
        income tax return and the property tax refund claim form, notify 
        filers of their right to designate that a portion of their tax 
        or refund shall be paid into the nongame wildlife management 
        account.  The sum of the amounts so designated to be paid shall 
        be credited to the nongame wildlife management account for use 
        by the nongame program of the section of wildlife in the 
        department of natural resources.  All interest earned on money 
        accrued, gifts to the program, contributions to the program, and 
        reimbursements of expenditures in the nongame wildlife 
        management account shall be credited to the account by the state 
        treasurer.  The commissioner of natural resources shall submit a 
        work program for each fiscal year and semiannual progress 
        reports to the legislative commission on Minnesota resources in 
        the form determined by the commission.  None of the money 
        provided in this section may be expended unless the commission 
        has approved the work program.  
           The state pledges and agrees with all contributors to the 
        nongame wildlife management account to use the funds contributed 
        solely for the management of nongame wildlife projects and 
        further agrees that it will not impose additional conditions or 
        restrictions that will limit or otherwise restrict the ability 
        of the commissioner of natural resources to use the available 
        funds for the most efficient and effective management of nongame 
        wildlife. 
           Sec. 179.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 290.432, is 
        amended to read: 
           290.432 [CORPORATE NONGAME WILDLIFE CHECKOFF.] 
           A corporation that files an income tax return may designate 
        on its original return that $1 or more shall be added to the tax 
        or deducted from the refund that would otherwise be payable by 
        or to that corporation and paid into the nongame wildlife 
        management account established by section 290.431 for use by the 
        section of wildlife in the department of natural resources for 
        its nongame wildlife program.  The commissioner of revenue 
        shall, on the corporate tax return, notify filers of their right 
        to designate that a portion of their tax return be paid into the 
        nongame wildlife management account for the protection of 
        endangered natural resources.  All interest earned on money 
        accrued, gifts to the program, contributions to the program, and 
        reimbursements of expenditures in the nongame wildlife 
        management account shall be credited to the account by the state 
        treasurer.  The commissioner of natural resources shall submit a 
        work program for each fiscal year to the legislative commission 
        on Minnesota resources in the form determined by the 
        commission.  None of the money provided in this section may be 
        spent unless the commission has approved the work program. 
           The state pledges and agrees with all corporate 
        contributors to the nongame wildlife account to use the funds 
        contributed solely for the nongame wildlife program and further 
        agrees that it will not impose additional conditions or 
        restrictions that will limit or otherwise restrict the ability 
        of the commissioner of natural resources to use the available 
        funds for the most efficient and effective management of those 
        programs. 
           Sec. 180.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 296A.18, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [SNOWMOBILE.] Approximately one percent in fiscal 
        years 1998 and 1999, and three-fourths of one percent 
        thereafter, of all gasoline received in and produced or brought 
        into this state, except gasoline used for aviation purposes, is 
        being used as fuel for the operation of snowmobiles in this 
        state, and of the total revenue derived from the imposition of 
        the gasoline fuel tax for uses other than for aviation purposes, 
        one percent in fiscal years 1998 and 1999, and three-fourths of 
        one percent thereafter, of such revenues is the amount of tax on 
        fuel used in snowmobiles operated in this state. 
           Sec. 181.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297H.13, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [REPORT ON RECEIPTS.] The commissioner of revenue 
        shall report to the chairs of the house and senate environment 
        and natural resources committees; the house environment and 
        natural resources finance division; the senate environment and 
        agriculture budget division; the house tax committee and the 
        senate taxes and tax laws committee; the commissioner of the 
        pollution control agency; and the director of the office of 
        environmental assistance on the total tax revenues received from 
        the taxes imposed under this chapter.  The reports shall be made 
        as follows: 
           (1) a report by May 31, 1998, August 31 of each year based 
        on amounts received by the commissioner of revenue from January 
        1, 1998, through April 30, 1998 January 1 through June 30 of 
        that year; and 
           (2) a report by September 30, 1998, February 28 of each 
        year based on amounts received by the commissioner of revenue 
        from May 1, 1998, through August 31, 1998; and 
           (3) a report by January 31, 1999, based on amounts received 
        by the commissioner of revenue from September 1, 1998, through 
        December 31, 1998 July 1 through December 31 of the preceding 
        year. 
           Sec. 182.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 325E.11, is 
        amended to read: 
           325E.11 [COLLECTION FACILITIES; NOTICE.] 
           (a) Any person selling at retail or offering motor oil or 
        motor oil filters for retail sale in this state shall: 
           (1) post a notice indicating the nearest location where 
        used motor oil and used motor oil filters may be returned at no 
        cost for recycling or reuse, post a toll-free telephone number 
        that may be called by the public to determine a convenient 
        location, or post a listing of locations where used motor oil 
        and used motor oil filters may be returned at no cost for 
        recycling or reuse; or 
           (2) if the person is subject to section 
        325E.112, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), post a notice informing 
        customers purchasing motor oil or motor oil filters of the 
        location of the used motor oil and used motor oil filter 
        collection site established by the retailer in accordance with 
        section 325E.112, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), where used motor 
        oil and used motor oil filters may be returned at no cost. 
           (b) A notice under paragraph (a) shall be posted on or 
        adjacent to the motor oil and motor oil filter displays, be at 
        least 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches in size, contain the universal 
        recycling symbol with the following language: 
           (1) "It is illegal to put used oil and used motor oil 
        filters in the garbage."; 
           (2) "Recycle your used oil and used motor oil filters."; 
        and 
           (3)(i) "There is a free collection site here for your used 
        oil and used motor oil filters."; 
           (ii) "There is a free collection site for used oil and used 
        motor oil filters located at (name of business and street 
        address)."; 
           (iii) "For the location of a free collection site for used 
        oil and used motor oil filters call (toll-free phone number)."; 
        or 
           (iv) "Here is a list of free collection sites for used oil 
        and used motor oil filters." 
           (c) The division of weights and measures under the 
        department of public service shall enforce compliance with this 
        section as provided in section 239.54.  The pollution control 
        agency shall enforce compliance with this section under sections 
        115.071 and 116.072 in coordination with the division of weights 
        and measures. 
           Sec. 183.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 325E.112, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [COLLECTION.] (a) Motor oil and motor oil 
        filter manufacturers and retailers shall seek to provide by May 
        31, 2001: 
           (1) access to at least one nongovernmental site for 
        collection of used motor oil and used motor oil filters from the 
        public within a five-mile radius of any resident in the 
        seven-county metropolitan area; and 
           (2) access to at least one nongovernmental site for 
        collection of used motor oil and used motor oil filters from the 
        public within a city or town with a population of greater than 
        1,500 outside the seven-county metropolitan area.  The 
        commissioner of the pollution control agency shall determine by 
        June 30, 2001, whether these goals have been met. 
           (b) If the commissioner of the pollution control agency 
        determines that motor oil and motor oil filter manufacturers and 
        retailers have not met the goals in paragraph (a) by May 31, 
        2001, then beginning July 1, 2001, all retailers that sell at an 
        individual location more than 1,000 motor oil filters per 
        calendar year at retail for off-site installation must provide 
        for collection of used motor oil and used motor oil filters from 
        the public. Retailers who do not collect the used motor oil and 
        used motor oil filters at their individual locations may meet 
        the requirement by entering into a written agreement with 
        another party whose location is: 
           (1) within two miles of the retailer's location if the 
        retailer is located: 
           (i) within the Interstate Highway 494/694 beltway; 
           (ii) in a home rule charter or statutory city or a town 
        contiguous to the Interstate Highway 494/694 beltway; or 
           (iii) in a home rule charter or statutory city of over 
        30,000 population within the metropolitan area as defined in 
        section 473.121; or 
           (2) within five miles of the retailer's location if the 
        retailer is not in an area described in clause (1). 
           (b) (c) The written agreement under paragraph (b) must 
        specify that the other party will accept from the public up to 
        ten gallons of used motor oil and ten used motor oil filters per 
        person per month during normal hours of operation unless: 
           (1) the used motor oil is known to be contaminated with 
        antifreeze, other hazardous waste, or other materials which may 
        increase the cost of used motor oil management and disposal; 
           (2) the storage equipment for that particular waste is 
        temporarily filled to capacity; or 
           (3) the used motor oil or used motor oil filters are from a 
        business. 
           (c) (d) Persons accepting used motor oil from the public in 
        accordance with this subdivision shall presume that the used 
        motor oil is not contaminated with hazardous waste, provided the 
        person offering the used motor oil is acting in good faith and 
        the person accepting the used motor oil does not have evidence 
        to the contrary.  Persons collecting used motor oil from the 
        public must take precautions to prevent contamination of used 
        motor oil storage equipment.  Precautions may include, but are 
        not limited to, keeping a log of persons dropping off used motor 
        oil, securing access to used motor oil storage equipment, or 
        posting signage at the site indicating the proper use of the 
        equipment. 
           (d) (e) Persons accepting used motor oil and used motor oil 
        filters under paragraph (a) (b), including persons accepting the 
        oil and filters on behalf of the retailer, may not charge a fee 
        when accepting ten gallons or less of used motor oil or ten or 
        fewer used motor oil filters per person per month. 
           (e) (f) Persons that receive contaminated used motor oil 
        may manage the used motor oil as household hazardous waste 
        through publicly administered household hazardous waste 
        collection programs, with approval from the household hazardous 
        waste program.  Used motor oil contaminated with hazardous waste 
        from the public that cannot be managed through a household 
        hazardous waste collection program must be managed as a 
        hazardous waste in accordance with rules adopted by the 
        pollution control agency. 
           Sec. 184.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 325E.112, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [EDUCATION PROGRAM.] When the By June 30 of each 
        year, the commissioner estimates that all shall estimate the 
        amount of funds available under section 325E.113 that will not 
        be expended for reimbursements, the commissioner may use the 
        estimated unexpended funds and shall transfer all or a portion 
        of the estimated unexpended funds to the office of environmental 
        assistance to cover the costs of educating the public and 
        businesses on the provisions of this section and on proper 
        management of used motor oil, used motor oil filters, and other 
        automotive wastes.  In coordination with the pollution control 
        agency, county solid waste administrators, used motor oil and 
        used motor oil filter collection site operators, and 
        manufacturers and retailers of motor oil and motor oil filters, 
        the director of the office of environmental assistance shall 
        educate the public and businesses on the proper management of 
        used motor oil, used motor oil filters, and other automotive 
        wastes.  As part of the education efforts, the director shall 
        make information available to the public and businesses 
        regarding the proper management of used motor oil, used motor 
        oil filters, and other automotive wastes on the office's World 
        Wide Web page.  The commissioner of the pollution control agency 
        shall also make information regarding the proper management of 
        used motor oil, used motor oil filters, and other automotive 
        wastes available on the agency's World Wide Web page. 
           Sec. 185.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 325E.112, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [LIABILITY EXEMPTION.] Persons who accept used 
        motor oil and used motor oil filters from the public and 
        retailers and manufacturers who contract with such persons for 
        purposes of subdivision 1 are exempt from liability under 
        chapter 115B for the used motor oil, contaminated used motor 
        oil, and used motor oil filters accepted under the provisions of 
        subdivision 1 at facilities that accept used motor oil or used 
        motor oil filters from the public free of charge, after the used 
        motor oil, contaminated used motor oil, and used motor oil 
        filters are sent off-site in compliance with rules adopted by 
        the pollution control agency. 
           Sec. 186.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 325E.113, is 
        amended to read: 
           325E.113 [CONTAMINATED USED MOTOR OIL REIMBURSEMENT 
        ACCOUNT.] 
           The contaminated used motor oil reimbursement account is 
        established in the environmental fund.  Money in the account is 
        appropriated to the commissioner of the pollution control agency 
        for the commissioner's activities under section 325E.112 and to 
        complete the study required by section 201, except that the 
        commissioner may not expend more than $50,000 for the study 
        required by section 201.  
           Sec. 187.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 500.24, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DEFINITIONS.] The definitions in this 
        subdivision apply to this section. 
           (a) "Farming" means the production of (1) agricultural 
        products; (2) livestock or livestock products; (3) milk or milk 
        products; or (4) fruit or other horticultural products.  It does 
        not include the processing, refining, or packaging of said 
        products, nor the provision of spraying or harvesting services 
        by a processor or distributor of farm products.  It does not 
        include the production of timber or forest products, the 
        production of poultry or poultry products, or the feeding and 
        caring for livestock that are delivered to a corporation for 
        slaughter or processing for up to 20 days before slaughter or 
        processing. 
           (b) "Family farm" means an unincorporated farming unit 
        owned by one or more persons residing on the farm or actively 
        engaging in farming. 
           (c) "Family farm corporation" means a corporation founded 
        for the purpose of farming and the ownership of agricultural 
        land in which the majority of the voting stock is held by and 
        the majority of the stockholders are persons or the spouses of 
        persons related to each other within the third degree of kindred 
        according to the rules of the civil law, and at least one of 
        said related persons is residing on or actively operating the 
        farm, and none of whose stockholders are corporations; provided 
        that a family farm corporation shall not cease to qualify as 
        such hereunder by reason of any devise or bequest of shares of 
        voting stock. 
           (d) "Authorized farm corporation" means a corporation 
        meeting the following standards: 
           (1) it has no more than five shareholders; 
           (2) all its shareholders, other than any estate, are 
        natural persons; 
           (3) it does not have more than one class of shares; 
           (4) its revenue from rent, royalties, dividends, interest, 
        and annuities does not exceed 20 percent of its gross receipts; 
           (5) shareholders holding 51 percent or more of the interest 
        in the corporation reside on the farm or are actively engaging 
        in farming; 
           (6) it does not, directly or indirectly, own or otherwise 
        have an interest in any title to more than 1,500 acres of 
        agricultural land; and 
           (7) none of its shareholders are shareholders in other 
        authorized farm corporations that directly or indirectly in 
        combination with the corporation own more than 1,500 acres of 
        agricultural land. 
           (e) "Authorized livestock farm corporation" means a 
        corporation formed for the production of livestock and meeting 
        the following standards: 
           (1) it is engaged in the production of livestock other than 
        dairy cattle; 
           (2) all its shareholders, other than any estate, are 
        natural persons or family farm corporations; 
           (3) it does not have more than one class of shares; 
           (4) its revenue from rent, royalties, dividends, interest, 
        and annuities does not exceed 20 percent of its gross receipts; 
           (5) shareholders holding 75 percent or more of the control, 
        financial, and capital investment in the corporation are farmers 
        residing in Minnesota and at least 51 percent of the required 
        percentage of farmers are actively engaged in livestock 
        production; 
           (6) it does not, directly or indirectly, own or otherwise 
        have an interest in any title to more than 1,500 acres of 
        agricultural land; and 
           (7) none of its shareholders are shareholders in other 
        authorized farm corporations that directly or indirectly in 
        combination with the corporation own more than 1,500 acres of 
        agricultural land. 
           (f) "Agricultural land" means real estate used for farming 
        or capable of being used for farming in this state. 
           (g) "Pension or investment fund" means a pension or 
        employee welfare benefit fund, however organized, a mutual fund, 
        a life insurance company separate account, a common trust of a 
        bank or other trustee established for the investment and 
        reinvestment of money contributed to it, a real estate 
        investment trust, or an investment company as defined in United 
        States Code, title 15, section 80a-3.  
           (h) "Farm homestead" means a house including adjoining 
        buildings that has been used as part of a farming operation or 
        is part of the agricultural land used for a farming operation. 
           (i) "Family farm partnership" means a limited partnership 
        formed for the purpose of farming and the ownership of 
        agricultural land in which the majority of the interests in the 
        partnership is held by and the majority of the partners are 
        persons or the spouses of persons related to each other within 
        the third degree of kindred according to the rules of the civil 
        law, at least one of the related persons is residing on or 
        actively operating the farm, and none of the partners are 
        corporations.  A family farm partnership does not cease to 
        qualify as a family farm partnership because of a devise or 
        bequest of interest in the partnership.  
           (j) "Authorized farm partnership" means a limited 
        partnership meeting the following standards:  
           (1) it has been issued a certificate from the secretary of 
        state or is registered with the county recorder and farming and 
        ownership of agricultural land is stated as a purpose or 
        character of the business; 
           (2) no more than five partners; 
           (3) all its partners, other than any estate, are natural 
        persons; 
           (4) its revenue from rent, royalties, dividends, interest, 
        and annuities do not exceed 20 percent of its gross receipts; 
           (5) its general partners hold at least 51 percent of the 
        interest in the land assets of the partnership and reside on the 
        farm or are actively engaging in farming not more than 1,500 
        acres as a general partner in an authorized limited partnership; 
           (6) its limited partners do not participate in the business 
        of the limited partnership including operating, managing, or 
        directing management of farming operations; 
           (7) it does not, directly or indirectly, own or otherwise 
        have an interest in any title to more than 1,500 acres of 
        agricultural land; and 
           (8) none of its limited partners are limited partners in 
        other authorized farm partnerships that directly or indirectly 
        in combination with the partnership own more than 1,500 acres of 
        agricultural land.  
           (k) "Farmer" means a natural person who regularly 
        participates in physical labor or operations management in the 
        person's farming operation and files "Schedule F" as part of the 
        person's annual Form 1040 filing with the United States Internal 
        Revenue Service. 
           (l) "Actively engaged in livestock production" means 
        performing day-to-day physical labor or day-to-day operations 
        management that significantly contributes to livestock 
        production and the functioning of a livestock operation. 
           (m) "Research or experimental farm" means a corporation, 
        limited partnership, or pension or investment fund that owns or 
        operates agricultural land for research or experimental 
        purposes, provided that any commercial sales from the operation 
        are incidental to the research or experimental objectives of the 
        corporation.  A corporation, limited partnership, or pension or 
        investment fund seeking initial approval by the commissioner to 
        operate agricultural land for research or experimental purposes 
        must first submit to the commissioner a prospectus or proposal 
        of the intended method of operation containing information 
        required by the commissioner including a copy of any operational 
        contract with individual participants. 
           (n) "Breeding stock farm" means a corporation or limited 
        partnership that owns land for the purpose of raising breeding 
        stock, including embryos, for resale to farmers or for the 
        purpose of growing seed, wild rice, nursery plants, or sod.  An 
        entity that is organized to raise livestock other than dairy 
        cattle under this paragraph that does not qualify as an 
        authorized farm corporation must:  
           (1) sell all castrated animals to be fed out or finished to 
        farming operations that are neither directly nor indirectly 
        owned by the business entity operating the breeding stock 
        operation; and 
           (2) report its total production and sales annually to the 
        commissioner.  
           (o) "Aquatic farm" means a corporation or limited 
        partnership that owns or leases agricultural land as a necessary 
        part of an aquatic farm as defined in section 17.47, subdivision 
        3.  
           (p) "Religious farm" means a corporation formed primarily 
        for religious purposes whose sole income is derived from 
        agriculture.  
           (q) "Utility corporation" means a corporation regulated 
        under Minnesota Statutes 1974, chapter 216B, that owns 
        agricultural land for purposes described in that chapter, or an 
        electric generation or transmission cooperative that owns 
        agricultural land for use in its business if the land is not 
        used for farming except under lease to a family farm unit, a 
        family farm corporation, or a family farm partnership.  
           (r) "Benevolent trust" means a pension fund or family trust 
        established by the owners of a family farm, authorized farm 
        corporation, authorized livestock farm corporation, or family 
        farm corporation that holds an interest in title to agricultural 
        land on which one or more of those owners or shareholders have 
        resided or have been actively engaged in farming as required by 
        paragraph (b), (c), (d), or (e). 
           (s) "Development organization" means a corporation, limited 
        partnership, or pension or investment fund that owns 
        agricultural land for which the corporation, limited 
        partnership, or pension or investment fund has documented plans 
        to use and subsequently uses the land within six years from the 
        date of purchase for a specific nonfarming purpose, or if the 
        land is zoned nonagricultural, or if the land is located within 
        an incorporated area.  A corporation, limited partnership, or 
        pension or investment fund may hold agricultural land in the 
        amount necessary for its nonfarm business operation; provided, 
        however, that pending the development of agricultural land for 
        nonfarm purposes, the land may not be used for farming except 
        under lease to a family farm unit, a family farm corporation, an 
        authorized farm corporation, an authorized livestock farm 
        corporation, a family farm partnership, or an authorized farm 
        partnership, or except when controlled through ownership, 
        options, leaseholds, or other agreements by a corporation that 
        has entered into an agreement with the United States under the 
        New Community Act of 1968 (Title IV of the Housing and Urban 
        Development Act of 1968, United States Code, title 42, sections 
        3901 to 3914) as amended, or a subsidiary or assign of such a 
        corporation.  
           (t) "Exempt land" means agricultural land owned or leased 
        by a corporation as of May 20, 1973, agricultural land owned or 
        leased by a pension or investment fund as of May 12, 1981, or 
        agricultural land owned or leased by a limited partnership as of 
        May 1, 1988, including the normal expansion of that ownership at 
        a rate not to exceed 20 percent of the amount of land owned as 
        of May 20, 1973, for a corporation; May 12, 1981, for a pension 
        or investment fund; or May 1, 1988, for a limited partnership, 
        measured in acres, in any five-year period, and including 
        additional ownership reasonably necessary to meet the 
        requirements of pollution control rules.  A corporation, limited 
        partnership, or pension or investment fund that is eligible to 
        own or lease agricultural land under this section prior to May 
        1997 may continue to own or lease agricultural land subject to 
        the same conditions and limitations as previously allowed.  
           (u) "Gifted land" means agricultural land acquired as a 
        gift, either by grant or devise, by an educational, religious, 
        or charitable nonprofit corporation, limited partnership, or 
        pension or investment fund if all land so acquired is disposed 
        of within ten years after acquiring the title.  
           (v) "Repossessed land" means agricultural land acquired by 
        a corporation, limited partnership, or pension or investment 
        fund by process of law in the collection of debts, or by any 
        procedure for the enforcement of a lien or claim on the land, 
        whether created by mortgage or otherwise if all land so acquired 
        is disposed of within five years after acquiring the title.  The 
        five-year limitation is a covenant running with the title to the 
        land against any grantee, assignee, or successor of the pension 
        or investment fund, corporation, or limited partnership.  The 
        land so acquired must not be used for farming during the 
        five-year period, except under a lease to a family farm unit, a 
        family farm corporation, an authorized farm corporation, an 
        authorized livestock farm corporation, a family farm 
        partnership, or an authorized farm partnership.  Notwithstanding 
        the five-year divestiture requirement under this paragraph, a 
        financial institution may continue to own the agricultural land 
        if the agricultural land is leased to the immediately preceding 
        former owner, but must dispose of the agricultural land within 
        ten years of acquiring the title.  Livestock acquired by a 
        pension or investment fund, corporation, or limited partnership 
        in the collection of debts, or by a procedure for the 
        enforcement of lien or claim on the livestock whether created by 
        security agreement or otherwise after August 1, 1994, must be 
        sold or disposed of within one full production cycle for the 
        type of livestock acquired or 18 months after the livestock is 
        acquired, whichever is later.  
           (w) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture.  
           (x) "Demonstration corporation" means a nonprofit 
        corporation organized under state nonprofit corporation law and 
        formed primarily for the purpose of demonstrating historical 
        farming practices. 
           Sec. 188.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 500.24, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FARMING AND OWNERSHIP OF AGRICULTURAL LAND BY 
        CORPORATIONS RESTRICTED.] No corporation, limited liability 
        company, pension or investment fund, or limited partnership 
        shall engage in farming; nor shall any corporation, limited 
        liability company, pension or investment fund, or limited 
        partnership, directly or indirectly, own, acquire, or otherwise 
        obtain any interest, in agricultural land other than a bona fide 
        encumbrance taken for purposes of security.  This subdivision 
        does not apply to general partnerships.  This subdivision does 
        not apply to any agricultural land, corporation, limited 
        partnership, or pension or investment fund that meet any of the 
        definitions in subdivision 2, paragraphs (b) to (e), (i), (j), 
        and (m) to (v), and (x), has a conservation plan prepared for 
        the agricultural land, and reports as required under subdivision 
        4. 
           Sec. 189.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 574.263, is 
        amended to read: 
           574.263 [FORESTRY NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For the purposes of this 
        section and section 574.264, "forestry natural resource 
        development project" includes site preparation by discing, 
        shearing, rock raking or piling, patch scarification, or 
        furrowing; prairie restoration; creation of wildlife openings 
        and other wildlife habitat improvements; landscape clearing; 
        tree planting; tree seeding; tree pruning; timber stand 
        improvement by thinning or clearing existing forest trees by 
        manual, mechanical, or chemical techniques; or forest road and 
        bridge construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of 
        department of natural resources trails, public accesses, water 
        control structures, fish barriers, sewage treatment systems, 
        roads, and bridges. 
           Subd. 2.  [CONTRACTOR'S BOND.] A contract with the state 
        for a forestry natural resource development project may require 
        a performance bond at the discretion of the commissioner of 
        natural resources. If the commissioner determines that a 
        performance bond is required, it shall not be less than five 
        percent of the contract price. 
           Subd. 3.  [BID DEPOSIT IN PLACE OF PERFORMANCE BOND.] For a 
        contract made by the commissioner for a forestry natural 
        resource development project, the commissioner may require a bid 
        deposit in place of a performance bond for charges that may 
        accrue because of doing the specified work and to enforce the 
        terms of the contract.  The commissioner may set the amount of 
        the bid deposit, but it may not be less than five percent of the 
        contract price. 
           Subd. 4.  [PAYMENT BOND.] A contract with the state for 
        a forestry natural resource development project may require a 
        payment bond at the discretion of the commissioner of natural 
        resources.  If the commissioner determines that a payment bond 
        is required, the commissioner also has the discretion to decide 
        whether the bond may be in the form of securities in place of a 
        bond as provided in section 574.264.  If so, the securities 
        cannot have less value than five percent of the contract price. 
           Sec. 190.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 574.264, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [FOREST NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
        PROJECTS.] In place of a performance or payment bond or bid 
        deposit for a state contract for a forestry natural resource 
        development project less than $50,000, the person required to 
        file the bond or bid deposit may deposit in a local designated 
        state depository or with the state treasurer a certified check, 
        a cashier's check, a postal, bank, or express money order, 
        assignable bonds or notes of the United States, or an assignment 
        of a bank savings account or investment certificate or an 
        irrevocable bank letter of credit, in the same amount that would 
        be required for the bond or bid deposit.  If securities listed 
        in this section are deposited, their value shall not be less 
        than the amount required for the bond or bid deposit and the 
        person required to file the bond or bid deposit shall submit an 
        agreement authorizing the commissioner to sell or otherwise take 
        possession of the securities in the event of default under the 
        contract or nonpayment of any persons furnishing labor and 
        materials under, or to perform, the contract.  
           Sec. 191.  Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 142, as amended 
        by Laws 1995, chapter 263, section 12, and Laws 1996, chapter 
        351, section 1, is amended to read:  
           Sec. 142.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
           Sections 2, 5, 7, 20, 42, 44 to 49, 56, 57, 101, 102, 117, 
        and 141, paragraph (d), are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           Sections 114, 115, 118, and 121 are effective January 1, 
        1996. 
           Sections 120, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, and 5, and 141, 
        paragraph (c), are effective July 1, 1996. 
           Section 141, paragraph (b), is effective June 30, 1999 2001.
           Sections 58 and 66 are effective retroactively to August 1, 
        1991.  
           Section 119 is effective September 1, 1996. 
           Section 120, subdivision 1, is effective July 1, 1999. 
           Sec. 192.  Laws 1996, chapter 351, section 2, as amended by 
        Laws 1997, chapter 216, section 141, is amended to read: 
           Sec. 2.  [RECYCLING GOALS AND ACTIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  (a) The following recycling or reuse goals 
        shall be considered met if the actions in this subdivision are 
        initiated by the identified parties on or before September 1, 
        1997, and are fully completed by December 31, 1998.  
        Additionally, the goals in paragraph (b) must be met in at least 
        50 percent of counties by December 31, 1997; 75 percent by June 
        1, 1998; and 100 percent by December 31, 1998. 
           (b) Motor oil and motor oil filter manufacturers and 
        retailers shall ensure that: 
           (1) at least 90 percent of residents within the 
        seven-county metropolitan area and residents of a city or town 
        with a population greater than 1,500 have access to a free 
        nongovernment collection site for used motor oil and used motor 
        oil filters within five miles of their residences; and 
           (2) at least one free nongovernment collection site for 
        used motor oil and used motor oil filters generated by the 
        public would be located in each county. 
           (c) Motor oil and motor oil filter manufacturers and 
        retailers shall inform the public about environmental problems 
        associated with improper disposal of used motor oil and used 
        motor oil filters and proper disposal practices for used motor 
        oil and used motor oil filters.  At a minimum, this shall 
        include public service announcements designed to reach residents 
        of the state that generate used motor oil and used motor oil 
        filters. 
           (d) (b) The commissioner of the pollution control agency 
        director of the office of environmental assistance shall, by 
        December 31, 1997, and at least annually thereafter or more 
        frequently if deemed necessary, request motor oil and motor oil 
        filter manufacturers and retailers, persons who haul used motor 
        oil and used motor oil filters, and nongovernment persons who 
        accept used motor oil and used motor oil filters from the public 
        to provide an updated list of all existing sites that collect 
        used motor oil, used motor oil filters, or both, from the 
        public, delineating for public promotion which sites collect for 
        free.  The commissioner shall use this information to determine 
        whether the parties identified in paragraph (b) have met the 
        goals listed in that paragraph.  A collection site operated by 
        the state or a political subdivision, as defined in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 115A.03, subdivision 24, may be counted 
        towards meeting recycling goals, provided that the parties 
        responsible for meeting the goals of this subdivision 
        voluntarily reimburse the state or political subdivision for all 
        of the costs at that collection site that are associated with 
        used motor oil and used motor oil filter recycling.  Persons who 
        accept used motor oil and used motor oil filters from the public 
        shall cooperate with manufacturers and retailers of motor oil 
        and motor oil filters to inform the agency office of 
        environmental assistance within ten 30 days of initiating or 
        ceasing to collect used motor oil or used motor oil filters from 
        the public.  The information shall be provided in a form and 
        manner prescribed by the commissioner director of the office of 
        environmental assistance.  Using the information provided under 
        this paragraph, the director of the office of environmental 
        assistance shall prepare and make available to the public a list 
        of all existing sites that collect used motor oil, used motor 
        oil filters, or both from the public.  The list must include all 
        sites in the state, including both government and nongovernment 
        collection sites and both sites that accept used motor oil or 
        used motor oil filters free of charge or for a fee.  The 
        director shall update the list at least annually. 
           (e) (c) Motor oil filter manufacturers shall disclose to 
        retailers whether lead has been intentionally introduced in 
        manufacturing, and retailers shall not knowingly sell motor oil 
        filters containing lead intentionally introduced in 
        manufacturing. 
           Subd. 2.  The commissioner of the pollution control agency 
        may appoint an advisory group of diverse interests to assist the 
        agency with experimentation with various approaches to public 
        education, financial incentives, waste management, and other 
        issues that might affect the effectiveness of recycling 
        efforts.  The commissioner may request parties responsible for 
        meeting the recycling goals in subdivision 1 to voluntarily pay 
        for some of the experimentation costs.  The existence of this 
        advisory group in no way relieves the parties identified in 
        subdivision 1 of responsibility for meeting the goals listed in 
        that subdivision.  The commissioner of the pollution control 
        agency shall appoint an advisory group chair. 
           Subd. 3.  By January 15, 1999, the commissioner of the 
        pollution control agency shall report to the environment and 
        natural resources committees of the senate and the house of 
        representatives on the amount of used motor oil and used motor 
        oil filters being recycled and whether the goals in subdivision 
        1 have been met and recommend whether the mandate for retailers 
        of motor oil and filters described in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 325E.112, subdivision 1, is needed to achieve the 
        recycling goals. 
           Sec. 193.  Laws 1998, chapter 401, section 53, is amended 
        to read: 
           Sec. 53.  [FEEDLOT RULES.] 
           By March December 1, 1999, the commissioner of the 
        pollution control agency must submit a copy of updated feedlot 
        permit rules as prescribed in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        116.07, subdivision 7, paragraph (i).  The updated rules must 
        become effective no later sooner than June 1, 1999 April 1, 
        2000. 
           Sec. 194.  Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 7, subdivision 
        23, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 23.  Metro Regional Trails                      5,000,000 
        For grants to the metropolitan council 
        for acquisition and development of a 
        capital nature of trail connections in 
        the metropolitan area as specified in 
        this subdivision.  The purpose of the 
        grants is to improve trails in the 
        metropolitan park and open space system 
        and connect them with existing state 
        and regional trails.  Priority shall be 
        given to matching funds for an ISTEA 
        grant. 
        The funds shall be allocated by the 
        council as follows: 
        (1) $1,050,000 is allocated to Ramsey 
        county as follows: 
        (i) $400,000 to complete six miles of 
        trails between the Burlington Northern 
        Regional Trail and Bald Eagle-Otter 
        Lake Regional Park; 
        (ii) $150,000 to complete a one-mile 
        connection between Birch Lake and the 
        Lake Tamarack segment of Bald 
        Eagle-Otter Lake Regional Park; 
        (iii) $500,000 to acquire real property 
        and design and construct or renovate 
        recreation facilities along the 
        Mississippi River in cooperation with 
        the city of St. Paul; 
        (2) $1,050,000 is allocated to the city 
        of St. Paul as follows: 
        (i) $250,000 to construct a bridge over 
        Lexington Parkway in Como Regional 
        Park; and 
        (ii) $800,000 to enhance amenities for 
        the trailhead at the Lilydale-Harriet 
        Island Regional Park pavilion; 
        (3) $1,400,000 is allocated to Anoka 
        county as follows to construct: 
        (i) $1,100,000 to construct a 
        pedestrian tunnel under Highway 65 on 
        the Rice Creek West Regional Trail in 
        the city of Fridley; and 
        (ii) $300,000 to construct a pedestrian 
        bridge on the Mississippi River 
        Regional Trail crossing over 
        Mississippi Street in the city of 
        Fridley; and 
        (4) $1,500,000 is allocated to the 
        suburban Hennepin regional park 
        district as follows: 
        (i) $1,000,000 to connect North 
        Hennepin Regional Trail to Luce Line 
        State Trail and Medicine Lake; and 
        (ii) $500,000 is for the cost of 
        development and acquisition of the 
        Southwest regional trail in the city of 
        St. Louis Park.  The trail must connect 
        the Minneapolis regional trail system 
        at Cedar Lake park to the Hennepin 
        parks regional trail system at the 
        Hopkins trail head. 
           Sec. 195.  Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 7, subdivision 
        26, is amended to read: 
        Subd. 26.  Local Initiative Grants                    8,000,000 
        For matching grants to be provided to 
        local units of government for 
        acquisition, development, or renovation 
        of a capital nature of local parks, 
        trails, and natural and scenic areas.  
        Recipients must provide a match of at 
        least one-half of total eligible 
        project costs.  The commissioner shall 
        make payment to local units of 
        government upon receiving documentation 
        of reimbursable expenditures.  The 
        commissioner shall determine project 
        priorities as appropriate based upon 
        need. 
        $3,500,000 of this appropriation is for 
        grants to units of government to 
        acquire and develop outdoor recreation 
        areas, and for grants to units of 
        government to acquire and better 
        natural and scenic areas under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019, 
        subdivision 4a.  
        $1,000,000 of this appropriation is for 
        cooperative trail grants of up to 
        $50,000 per project to acquire or 
        construct trail linkages between 
        communities, trails, and parks. 
        $3,500,000 of this appropriation is for 
        trail grants for the following locally 
        funded publicly owned trails serving 
        multiple communities:  $1,400,000 for 
        Beaver Island Trail in Stearns County, 
        $1,400,000 for Skunk Hollow Trail in 
        Yellow Medicine and Chippewa Counties, 
        and $700,000 for Unity Trail in 
        Faribault County.  The grant for Beaver 
        Island Trail in Stearns County is 
        available in the manner and the order 
        that follows:  $500,000 is available 
        upon commitment of an equal amount from 
        nonstate sources, $152,000 is available 
        upon contribution of an equal amount 
        from local governments, $374,000 is 
        available upon commitment of an equal 
        amount from nonstate sources, and the 
        balance of $374,000 is available upon 
        commitment of an equal amount from 
        nonstate sources. 
           Sec. 196.  Laws 1999, chapter 161, section 44, is amended 
        to read: 
           Sec. 44.  [PRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED AND SURPLUS STATE 
        LAND BORDERING PUBLIC WATER; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45 and 
        282.018, subdivision 1, and the public sale provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, St. Louis county may sell by 
        private sale the tax-forfeited land that is described in 
        paragraph (c), clauses (1) to (11), under the remaining 
        provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282.  Notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 92.45, 94.09, and 94.10, the 
        commissioner of natural resources may sell by private sale the 
        surplus land bordering public water that is described in 
        paragraph (c), clause (12). 
           (b) The land described in paragraph (c) may be sold by 
        private sale to the Iron Range Resource and Rehabilitation Board 
        for economic development.  The conveyance must be in a form 
        approved by the attorney general.  The attorney general may make 
        necessary changes to the legal descriptions to correct errors 
        and ensure accuracy.  The consideration for the conveyance must 
        be equal to the fair market value of the land plus the cost of 
        appraisal.  The conveyance shall not include stockpiled 
        iron-bearing material held under control of the commissioner of 
        natural resources.  The commissioner may sell the stockpiled 
        iron-bearing material located on these lands according to 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 93.41. 
           (c) The lands to be conveyed are located in St. Louis 
        county and are described as:  
           (1) the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 
        Government Lot 3, Section 5, Township 58 North, Range 15 West; 
           (2) the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 
        Government Lot 4, Section 5, Township 58 North, Range 15 West; 
           (3) the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter 
        Government Lot 5, Section 5, Township 58 North, Range 15 West; 
           (4) the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 
        Government Lot 6, Section 5, Township 58 North, Range 15 West; 
           (5) the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter 
        Government Lot 9, Section 6, Township 58 North, Range 15 West; 
           (6) the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter 
        Government Lot 10, Section 6, Township 58 North, Range 15 West; 
           (7) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter 
        Government Lot 11, Section 6, Township 58 North, Range 15 West; 
           (8) the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter 
        Government Lot 12, Section 6, Township 58 North, Range 15 West; 
           (9) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 
        6, Township 58 North, Range 15 West; 
           (10) the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter 
        Government Lot 6, Section 31, Township 59 North, Range 15 West; 
           (11) the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, 
        Section 31, Township 59 North, Range 15 West; 
           (12) (10) the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 
        Government Lot 4, Section 32, Township 59 North, Range 15 West; 
           (13) (11) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 
        Government Lot 5, Section 32, Township 59 North, Range 15 
        West; and 
           (14) the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, 
        Section 32, Township 59 North, Range 15 West; and 
           (15) (12) the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, 
        the surface of the beds of Wine (Wynne) and Syracuse lakes, 
        below the natural ordinary high water mark thereof, as 
        originally surveyed in Sections 5 and 6 of Township 58 North, 
        Range 15 West, and the Southwest Quarter of Section 32, Township 
        59 North, Range 15 West. 
           (d) The county has determined that the county's land 
        management interests would best be served if the tax-forfeited 
        lands were returned to private ownership.  The commissioner has 
        determined that the surplus land is no longer needed for any 
        state purpose and that the state's land management interests 
        would best be served if the land was returned to private 
        ownership. 
           Sec. 197.  [PRIVATE CONVEYANCE OF STATE LAND; ROCK COUNTY.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 to 
        94.16, the commissioner of natural resources may sell the 
        state-owned land described in paragraph (c) by private sale to 
        the adjacent landowner east of the township road. 
           (b) The consideration for the sale shall be the land's 
        appraised value as certified by the state and the conveyance 
        shall be in a form approved by the attorney general. 
           (c) The land to be sold is located in Rock county, consists 
        of 0.6 acres, more or less, and is described as: 
           That part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 
           103 North, Range 45 West, described as follows: 
           Commencing at the West Quarter corner of Section 13; thence 
           North 00 degrees 17 minutes 27 seconds West (assumed 
           bearing) along the west line of the Northwest Quarter of 
           said section a distance of 128.17 feet to the point of 
           beginning; thence continuing North 00 degrees 17 minutes 27 
           seconds West along said west line a distance of 11.84 feet 
           to a point 140.00 feet north of the south line of the 
           Northwest Quarter of said section and the northwest corner 
           of that certain tract of land conveyed to the state of 
           Minnesota by final certificate, filed for record in the 
           office of the Rock county recorder on May 19, 1938, in Book 
           "M" of Miscl., pages 515-517; thence South 89 degrees 28 
           minutes 55 seconds East parallel with the south line of the 
           Northwest Quarter of said section and along the north line 
           of said tract a distance of 1474.45 feet to the northeast 
           corner of said tract; thence South 00 degrees 17 minutes 27 
           seconds East parallel with the west line of said section 
           and along the east line of said tract a distance of 25.29 
           feet to an iron stake with DNR caps; thence North 88 
           degrees 57 minutes 33 seconds West along an existing fence 
           line a distance of 1092.38 feet to Point A and an iron 
           stake; thence continuing North 88 degrees 57 minutes 33 
           seconds West along said fence line extended a distance of 
           382.32 feet to said point of beginning. 
        Said tract is subject to a roadway easement and any other 
        easements of record if any. 
           (d) The deed from the commissioner shall include the 
        following restrictive covenant:  that part of the above 
        described tract of land lying easterly of and within 60 feet of 
        Point A shall be maintained in tall grass cover with no use for 
        livestock purposes.  A breach of such restrictive covenant shall 
        result in the automatic reversion of the restricted land to the 
        state. 
           Sec. 198.  [STUDY COMMITTEE REGARDING NEED FOR CENTRAL 
        COLLECTION WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM.] 
           The commissioner of the Minnesota pollution control agency 
        shall convene a committee of interested persons to address the 
        need for central collection wastewater treatment systems in 
        unsewered areas.  The committee shall evaluate the effectiveness 
        of alternative system designs and identify regulatory and other 
        barriers to cost-efficient design and construction.  By January 
        15, 2000, the commissioner shall report the results of the 
        committee's evaluation to the house and senate committees with 
        jurisdiction over environmental policy and budget issues.  
           Sec. 199.  [AERIAL APPLICATOR LIABILITY STUDY.] 
           The commissioner of agriculture shall conduct a study 
        concerning the issues of liability and regulations of aerial 
        applicators and municipal airports when aerial applicators use 
        municipal airports.  In conducting the study the commissioner 
        must consult with representatives of aerial applicators, 
        municipal airports, the Minnesota department of transportation, 
        and other affected parties.  Not later than January 15, 2000, 
        the commissioner shall report the findings and recommendations 
        of the study to the committees of the senate and house of 
        representatives having jurisdiction over agricultural policy 
        issues. 
           Sec. 200.  [COMMISSIONER'S ORDERS RESCINDED.] 
           The commissioner of natural resources' order of January 3, 
        1999, designating certain lands as wildlife management areas is 
        rescinded. 
           Sec. 201.  [ANALYSIS OF USED OIL FILTER DISPOSAL METHODS.] 
           In consultation with the office of environmental 
        assistance, representatives of motor oil manufacturers, 
        representatives of motor oil filter manufacturers, 
        representatives of sites that accept used motor oil and used 
        motor oil filters from the public, and representatives of the 
        haulers of mixed municipal solid waste, the commissioner of the 
        pollution control agency shall analyze the technical feasibility 
        of alternative methods of disposing of and recycling of used oil 
        motor filters.  The commissioner shall report to the chairs of 
        the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over 
        environmental policy and finance issues by January 15, 2001 on 
        the findings of the analysis performed under this section and 
        any recommendations. 
           Sec. 202.  [LOWER PHALEN CREEK PROJECTS; DEVELOPMENT OF 
        ATHLETIC FIELDS PROHIBITED.] 
           A person may not construct or develop athletic fields in 
        the city of St. Paul on land within the Lower Phalen watershed 
        area south of Kellogg Avenue that has been approved by the 
        commissioner of natural resources for inclusion within the metro 
        greenways program, as funded by Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 
        7, subdivision 19. 
           Sec. 203.  [FARMSTEAD WINDBREAK RULES.] 
           The board of water and soil resources must add farmstead 
        windbreaks as a practice eligible for cost-sharing to the rules 
        adopted under Minnesota Statutes, section 103C.501.  Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 14.389, applies to this section. 
           Sec. 204.  [RULES FOR PUBLIC USE OF RECREATIONAL AREAS.] 
           (a) The commissioner of natural resources shall amend the 
        proposed permanent rules relating to public use of recreational 
        areas, published in the State Register, volume 23, pages 751 to 
        763, October 5, 1998, according to this section and pursuant to 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388.  
           (b) The proposed permanent rules may not be more 
        restrictive than the following provisions: 
           (1) "forest trail" means a trail that is either 
        constructed, maintained, or located on forest lands administered 
        by the commissioner for recreational activities on forest lands. 
        Forest trail does not include state recreational trails as 
        defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015; 
           (2) no person may cut live merchantable trees on forest 
        lands for constructing an elevated scaffold, except that shrubs, 
        the lateral branches of trees, and saplings measuring smaller 
        than four inches in diameter at 4-1/2 feet off the ground may be 
        removed; 
           (3) motor vehicles may operate on forest lands classified 
        as managed on forest roads and forest trails that are not posted 
        and designated as closed, subject to the limitations and 
        exceptions in proposed Minnesota Rules, part 6100.1950; 
           (4) a public meeting shall be held in the county where the 
        largest portion of the forest lands are located to provide 
        information to and receive comment from the public regarding the 
        proposed classification change; 
           (5) no person shall operate a motor vehicle on forest lands 
        on or over the beds of lakes, rivers, or streams when ice is not 
        covering the water body, except on a bridge, culvert, or similar 
        structure or designated low water crossing; and 
           (6) motor vehicles may operate on forest lands classified 
        as limited on forest roads that are not posted and designated 
        closed and on forest trails or areas that are posted and 
        designated to allow motor vehicle use, subject to the 
        limitations and exceptions in proposed Minnesota Rules, part 
        6100.1950. 
           (c) The commissioner shall remove the following provisions 
        of the rules, as proposed: 
           (1) no person shall operate a motor vehicle on forest lands 
        off a forest road or trail, except: 
           (i) on forest lands classified as managed or limited during 
        the seasons open for taking big game, licensed hunters may use 
        all terrain vehicles off forest trails to retrieve big game 
        animals by taking the most direct route between the carcass and 
        the trail; and 
           (ii) inside the boundaries of a posted and designated 
        scramble area; 
           (2) no person shall create an unauthorized trail on forest 
        lands; and 
           (3) a person may not operate or be in control of a motor 
        vehicle or snowmobile on forest lands while under the influence 
        of alcohol or a controlled or hazardous substance.  Arrest and 
        testing procedures are according to Minnesota Statutes, section 
        84.91 to 84.911. 
           Sec. 205.  [AGRICULTURAL PRODUCER CONTRACTS; COMMISSIONER 
        TO STUDY; REPORT.] 
           (a) The commissioner of agriculture, in consultation with 
        legislators, farm organizations, affected commodity groups, 
        producers of agriculture crops and livestock, and agricultural 
        processors, shall conduct a study of current and projected 
        impacts of increasing amounts of livestock, poultry, and 
        specialty crops produced under contract with processors, and the 
        effect of contract production on access to competitive markets 
        for producers who choose not to produce under contract. 
           (b) Not later than February 15, 2000, the commissioner 
        shall report findings of the study, including, if any, 
        recommendations for law or rule changes, to the committees of 
        the senate and house of representatives having jurisdiction over 
        agriculture policy issues. 
           Sec. 206.  [REVISOR INSTRUCTION.] 
           The revisor of statutes shall renumber Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 156.072, subdivision 4, as section 156.073. 
           Sec. 207.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 31A.28; 42.01; 42.02; 
        42.03; 42.04; 42.05; 42.06; 42.07; 42.08; 42.09; 42.10; 42.11; 
        42.12; 42.13; 42.14; and 473.845, subdivision 2, are repealed. 
           Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 35.245; 35.96, 
        subdivision 4; 86B.415, subdivision 7a; and 446A.21, are 
        repealed effective the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 208.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 19, 29, 69 to 81, 83, 114 to 122, 124, 131, 174, 
        176, 177, 181, 191, 194 to 196, 200, 203, and 204 are effective 
        on the day following final enactment.  Section 112 is effective 
        January 1, 2000. 
           Section 175 is effective the day after a notice is 
        published in the Federal Register by the United States 
        Environmental Protection Agency redesignating the Twin Cities 
        nonattainment area for carbon monoxide to attainment for carbon 
        monoxide. 
           Presented to the governor May 24, 1999 
           Signed by the governor May 25, 1999, 2:40 p.m.