language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to agricultural data; classifying agricultural research data maintained by the University of Minnesota;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 13.643, subdivision 7.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the following data created, collected, and maintained by the Department of Agriculture during research, monitoring, or the assessment of farm practices and related to natural resources, the environment, agricultural facilities, or agricultural practices are classified as private or nonpublic:
(1) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of study participants or cooperators; and
(2) location of research, study site, and global positioning system data
(b) The following data are public:
(1) location data and unique well numbers for wells and springs unless protected under section 18B.10 or another statute or rule; and
(2) data from samples collected from a public water supply as defined in section 144.382, subdivision 4.
(c) The Department of Agriculture may disclose data collected under paragraph (a) if the Department of Agriculture determines that there is a substantive threat to human health and safety or to the environment, or to aid in the law enforcement process. The Department of Agriculture may also disclose data with written consent of the subject of the data.
Presented to the governor May 14, 2018
Signed by the governor May 17, 2018, 2:58 p.m.