language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to natural resources; providing for pest control measures; requiring approved firewood on land administered by the commissioner of natural resources; regulating sale and distribution of firewood;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 89.55; 239.092; 239.093; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 89.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Upon the establishment of the zone of infestation, the commissioner may apply measures of infestation control on public and private forest and other lands within such zone and to any trees, timber, plants or shrubs thereon harboring or which may harbor the forest pests. For this purpose, the duly authorized representatives of the commissioner are authorized to enter upon any lands, public or private within such zone. The commissioner may enter into agreements with owners of the lands in the zone covering the control work on their lands, and fixing the pro rata basis on which the cost of such work will be shared between the commissioner and said owner.
(a) Bulk sales of commodities, when the buyer and seller are not both present to witness the measurement, must be accompanied by a delivery ticket containing the following information:
(1) the name and address of the person who weighed or measured the commodity;
(2) the date delivered;
(3) the quantity delivered;
(4) the count of individually wrapped packages delivered, if more than one is included in the quantity delivered;
(5) the quantity on which the price is based, if different than the quantity delivered; and
(6) the identity of the commodity in the most descriptive terms commercially practicable, including representations of quality made in connection with the sale.
(b) This section is not intended to conflict with the bulk sale requirements of the Department of Agriculture. If a conflict occurs, the law and rules of the Department of Agriculture govern.
(a) A package offered, exposed, or held for sale must bear a clear and conspicuous declaration of:
(1) the identity of the commodity in the package, unless the commodity can be easily identified through the wrapper or container;
(2) the net quantity in terms of weight, measure, or count;
(3) the name and address of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor, if the packages were not produced on the premises where they are offered, exposed, or held for sale; and
(4) the unit price, if the packages are part of a lot containing random weight packages of the same commodity.
(b) This section is not intended to conflict with the packaging requirements of the Department of Agriculture. If a conflict occurs, the laws and rules of the Department of Agriculture govern.
Presented to the governor April 30, 2007
Signed by the governor May 3, 2007, 5:05 p.m.