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CHAPTER 45-H.F.No. 414 An act relating to agriculture; extending the program for control of pseudorabies in swine; providing reimbursement for veterinarians who used pseudorabies vaccine after January 1, 1999; providing financial management assistance to farmers; appropriating money. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [APPROPRIATION; PSEUDORABIES CONTROL.] (a) $1,255,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the board of animal health for continued efforts to control pseudorabies in swine. This appropriation is to cover the cost of blood tests, laboratory fees, and vaccines, and is available until June 30, 2000. (b) Using money appropriated in paragraph (a), the board shall reimburse veterinarians for pseudorabies vaccine administered to swine on premises located within a three-mile radius of pseudorabies quarantined premises or in other areas recommended by the district veterinarian that are necessary to control the spread of pseudorabies. (c) The board shall provide reimbursement for pseudorabies vaccine to veterinarians for vaccine used after January 1, 1999, for swine on premises eligible for the vaccine under paragraph (b). Reimbursement shall be computed by using the number of doses purchased for eligible swine multiplied by 25 cents per dose. (d) The board of animal health shall report to the senate and house agriculture and rural development committees by February 1, 2000, on the reasons for the spread of pseudorabies, including the effect of size and type of swine operation on the spread of the disease, and recommendations for controlling the disease. The report must also analyze the number and location of swine operations eligible for vaccine under paragraph (b) that fail to vaccinate their herds. Sec. 2. [APPROPRIATION; CENTER FOR FARM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.] (a) $245,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the University of Minnesota for the center for farm financial management to provide financial management assistance to farmers, including assistance with: (1) the preparation of financial records; (2) cash flow planning using FINPACK and other sources; and (3) loan document preparation and planning. The center for farm financial management shall coordinate and transfer funding for the delivery of the financial management assistance through the Minnesota state colleges and universities regional adult farm management offices and provide the training and equipment necessary to persons providing the assistance to farmers. (b) This appropriation is available until June 30, 2000.* (The preceding section was vetoed by the governor.) Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This act is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor April 8, 1999 Signed by the governor April 12, 1999, 5:28 p.m.