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                              CHAPTER 2-S.F.No. 10 
                  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 
                  2000, sections 13.6435, subdivision 8; 17.039; 17.101, 
                  subdivision 5; 17.102, subdivision 3; 17.1025; 17.109, 
                  subdivision 3; 17.115; 17.116; 17.117; 17.457, 
                  subdivision 10; 17.53, subdivisions 2, 8, 13; 17.63; 
                  17.85; 17A.03, subdivision 7; 17B.15, subdivision 1; 
                  18B.01, by adding a subdivision; 18B.065, subdivision 
                  5; 18E.04, subdivisions 2, 4, 5; 21.85, subdivision 
                  12; 27.041, subdivision 2; 28A.04, subdivision 1; 
                  28A.075; 28A.0752, subdivision 1; 28A.085, subdivision 
                  4; 29.22, subdivision 2; 29.23, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 
                  29.237; 31.101, by adding a subdivision; 31.39; 
                  31A.21, subdivision 2; 32.21, subdivision 4; 32.392; 
                  32.394, subdivisions 4, 8a, 8e; 32.415; 32.475, 
                  subdivision 2; 32.70, subdivisions 7, 8; 34.07; 
                  41B.025, subdivision 1; 41B.03, subdivision 2; 
                  41B.043, subdivisions 1b, 2; 41B.046, subdivision 2; 
                  84.0887, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9; 84.83, 
                  subdivision 3, as amended; 84.925, subdivision 1; 
                  84.9256, subdivision 1; 84.928, subdivision 2; 85.015, 
                  by adding subdivisions; 85.052, subdivision 4; 85.055, 
                  subdivision 2; 85.32, subdivision 1; 86A.21; 86B.106; 
                  88.641, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions; 88.642; 
                  88.645; 88.647; 88.648; 88.75, subdivision 1; 89A.06, 
                  subdivision 2a; 93.002, subdivision 1; 97A.045, 
                  subdivision 7; 97A.055, by adding a subdivision; 
                  97A.405, subdivision 2; 97A.411, subdivision 2; 
                  97A.473, subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 97A.474, subdivisions 
                  2, 3; 97A.475, subdivisions 5, 6, 10; 97A.485, 
                  subdivision 6; 97B.001, subdivision 1; 97B.721; 
                  97C.305; 115.03, by adding a subdivision; 115.55, 
                  subdivision 3; 115A.0716, by adding a subdivision; 
                  115A.54, subdivision 2a; 115A.557, subdivision 2; 
                  115A.912, subdivision 1; 115A.914, subdivision 2; 
                  115B.49, subdivision 4a; 115C.07, subdivision 3; 
                  115C.09, subdivisions 1, 2a, 3, 3h; 115C.093; 
                  115C.112; 115C.13; 116.07, subdivision 2; 116.70, 
                  subdivision 1; 116O.09, subdivision 1a; 223.17, 
                  subdivision 3; 231.16; 256J.20, subdivision 3; 
                  296A.01, subdivision 19; 297A.94; 473.845, subdivision 
                  3; 609.687, subdivision 4; Laws 1986, chapter 398, 
                  article 1, section 18, as amended; Laws 1995, chapter 
                  220, section 142, as amended; Laws 1996, chapter 407, 
                  section 32, subdivision 4; Laws 1999, chapter 231, 
                  section 16, subdivision 4; Laws 2000, chapter 473, 
                  section 21; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
                  Statutes, chapters 18B; 28A; 32; 84; 88; 115A; 116P; 
                  626; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 
                  13.6435, subdivision 7; 17.042; 17.06; 17.07; 17.108; 
                  17.139; 17.45; 17.76; 17.987; 17A.091, subdivision 1; 
                  17B.21; 17B.23; 17B.24; 17B.25; 17B.26; 17B.27; 
                  18.205; 24.001; 24.002; 24.12; 24.131; 24.135; 24.141; 
                  24.145; 24.151; 24.155; 24.161; 24.171; 24.175; 24.18; 
                  24.181; 25.47; 27.185; 29.025; 29.049; 30.50; 30.51; 
                  31.11, subdivision 2; 31.185; 31.73; 31B.07; 32.11; 
                  32.12; 32.18; 32.19; 32.20; 32.203; 32.204; 32.206; 
                  32.208; 32.471, subdivision 1; 32.474; 32.481, 
                  subdivision 2; 32.529; 32.53; 32.531, subdivisions 1, 
                  5, 6, 7; 32.5311; 32.5312; 32.532; 32.533; 32.534; 
                  32.55, subdivisions 15, 16, 17; 33.001; 33.002; 33.01; 
                  33.011; 33.02; 33.03; 33.031; 33.032; 33.06; 33.07; 
                  33.08; 33.09; 33.091; 33.111; 35.04; 35.14; 35.84; 
                  86.71; 86.72; 88.641, subdivisions 4, 5; 88.644; 
                  115.55, subdivision 8; 115A.906; 115A.912, 
                  subdivisions 2, 3; 115C.02, subdivisions 11a, 12a; 
                  115C.082; 115C.09, subdivision 3g; 115C.091; 115C.092; 
                  116.67; 116.70, subdivisions 2, 3a, 4; 116.71; 116.72; 
                  116.73; 116.74; Minnesota Rules, parts 1560.9000, 
                  subpart 2; 7023.9000; 7023.9005; 7023.9010; 7023.9015; 
                  7023.9020; 7023.9025; 7023.9030; 7023.9035; 7023.9040; 
                  7023.9045; 7023.9050; 7080.0020, subparts 24c, 51a; 
                  7080.0400; 7080.0450. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
        Section 1.  [ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND AGRICULTURE 
        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 "2001," "2002," and "2003," where used in this 
        article, mean that the appropriation or appropriations listed 
        under them are available for the year ending June 30, 2001, June 
        30, 2002, or June 30, 2003, respectively.  The term "the first 
        year" means the year ending June 30, 2002, and the term "the 
        second year" means the year ending June 30, 2003. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                    2001        2002           2003          TOTAL
        General               $206,433,000   $209,098,000  $415,531,000
        State Government
        Special Revenue             47,000         48,000        95,000
        Agriculture                200,000        200,000       400,000
        Environmental           23,701,000     24,116,000    47,817,000
        Natural
        Resources               45,028,000     45,438,000    90,466,000
        Game and Fish           78,527,000     80,355,000   158,882,000
        Petroleum Tank           3,511,000      3,616,000     7,127,000
        Solid Waste 500,000     13,294,000     13,529,000    27,323,000
        Metropolitan 
        Landfill Contingency     1,000,000        -0-         1,000,000
        Future Resources 
        Fund                    15,045,000        340,000    15,385,000
        Great Lakes 
        Protection Account          87,000        -0-            87,000
        Environment and Natural                                        
        Resources Trust Fund    17,310,000     17,310,000    34,620,000
        Oil Overcharge             180,000        -0-           180,000
        TOTAL      $500,000   $404,363,000   $394,050,000  $798,913,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  2002         2003 
        Sec. 2.  POLLUTION CONTROL    
        AGENCY  
        Subdivision 1.  Total           
        Appropriation                        $52,146,000   $52,250,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              18,409,000    18,706,000
        Petroleum Tank        3,511,000     3,616,000
        State Government   
        Special Revenue          47,000        48,000
        Environmental        21,985,000    22,451,000
        Solid Waste  500,000  7,194,000     7,429,000
        Metropolitan 
        Landfill Contingency  1,000,000        -0- 
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Protection of the Water 
            16,160,000     16,581,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              12,369,000    12,590,000
        State Government
        Special Revenue          47,000        48,000
        Environmental         3,744,000     3,943,000
        $2,348,000 the first year and 
        $2,348,000 the second year are for the 
        clean water partnership program.  Any 
        balance remaining in the first year 
        does not cancel and is available for 
        the second year of the biennium. 
        $2,341,000 the first year and 
        $2,341,000 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 and the pollution control 
        agency shall report this information to 
        the chairs of the legislative 
        committees with oversight of feedlot 
        programs.  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.  For 
        each year of the grant, delegated 
        counties shall be eligible to receive 
        an amount of either:  (1) $50 
        multiplied by the number of feedlots 
        with greater than ten animal units as 
        determined by (i) registration data 
        under Minnesota Rules, part 7020.0350, 
        (ii) if registration data are not yet 
        complete, a level 1 feedlot inventory 
        conducted in accordance with the 
        Feedlot Inventory Guidebook published 
        by the board of water and soil 
        resources, dated June 1991, or (iii) if 
        registration or an inventory has not 
        been completed, 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 (2) 
        $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.  At a minimum, delegated counties 
        are eligible to receive a grant of 
        $7,500 per year.  To receive the 
        additional funding that is based on the 
        county feedlot inventory, the inventory 
        information shall be current within the 
        most recent four-year period and 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.  Of this 
        amount, $500,000 each year is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $328,000 the first year and $335,000 
        the second year are for community 
        technical assistance and education, 
        including grants and technical 
        assistance to communities for local and 
        basinwide water quality protection. 
        $204,000 the first year and $205,000 
        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 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are for individual 
        sewage treatment system grants.  Any 
        unexpended balance in the first year 
        does not cancel, but is available in 
        the second year. 
        $13,000 the first year and $100,000 the 
        second year are from the environmental 
        fund for implementation of the Lake 
        Superior Lakewide Management Plan 
        (LaMP).  This is a one-time 
        appropriation and shall be supplemented 
        the first year by the appropriation 
        under section 14, subdivision 7, 
        paragraph (e). 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, the appropriations 
        encumbered under contract on or before 
        June 30, 2003, for clean water 
        partnership, ISTS, and Minnesota River 
        grants in this subdivision are 
        available until June 30, 2005. 
        Subd. 3.  Protection of the Air 
             7,716,000      7,876,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 135,000        62,000 
        Environmental         7,581,000     7,814,000
        Up to $150,000 the first year and 
        $150,000 the second year may be 
        transferred to the environmental fund 
        for the small business environmental 
        improvement loan program established in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 116.993. 
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are from the 
        environmental fund for a monitoring 
        program under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116.454. 
        $125,000 the first year and $125,000 
        the second year are from the 
        environmental fund for monitoring 
        ambient air for hazardous pollutants in 
        the metropolitan area.  A summary and 
        analysis of the results must be 
        submitted to the chairs of the 
        legislative committees with 
        jurisdiction over environmental policy 
        and finance by January 1, 2003. 
        Subd. 4.  Protection of the Land 
            10,059,000     10,321,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               1,258,000     1,265,000
        Petroleum Tank        2,218,000     2,270,000
        Environmental         2,166,000     2,228,000
        Solid Waste           4,417,000     4,558,000
        $200,000 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. 
        Subd. 5.  Integrated
        Environmental Programs  
            16,120,000     15,248,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               2,556,000     2,565,000
        Petroleum Tank        1,293,000     1,346,000
        Environmental         8,494,000     8,466,000
        Solid Waste           2,777,000     2,871,000
        Metropolitan 
        Landfill Contingency 1,000,000        -0-
        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, 2003. 
        $665,000 the first year and $335,000 
        the second year are from the 
        environmental fund for increased 
        monitoring of the water quality of the 
        upper Mississippi River basin and to 
        make the resulting water information 
        more accessible to stakeholders and the 
        general public.  If the appropriation 
        in either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation in the other year is 
        available for it.  
        $562,000 the first year and $574,000 
        the second year are from the petroleum 
        tank fund for purposes of the leaking 
        underground storage tank program to 
        protect the land. 
        $1,000,000 the first year from the 
        metropolitan landfill contingency 
        action trust fund is for grants for 
        compensation for remediation of 
        environmental contamination discovered 
        after issuance by the agency of a 
        certificate of completion for property 
        previously owned by the Port Authority 
        of the city of St. Paul and known as 
        the Empire Builder property in St. 
        Paul.  This appropriation shall be used 
        to reimburse those parties that have 
        incurred cleanup costs at the Empire 
        Builder site.  All claims of the state 
        of Minnesota for recovery of the 
        $1,400,000 in response costs against 
        responsible parties, under Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 115B, or any other 
        law, are assigned to the Port Authority 
        of the city of St. Paul.  The Port 
        Authority of the city of St. Paul may 
        bring any claims, under Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 115B, or any other 
        law, for recovery of these cleanup 
        costs incurred by the state of 
        Minnesota.  Recoverable costs also 
        include administrative, technical, and 
        legal expenses, including attorney 
        fees, to the extent provided by law.  
        Costs recovered by the Port Authority 
        of the city of St. Paul pursuant to the 
        assignment of claims, less 
        administrative, technical, and legal 
        expenses, including attorney fees, 
        shall, to the extent available, be 
        first used to reimburse the state of 
        Minnesota, up to the amount of the 
        appropriation.  Money recovered for the 
        state shall be deposited in the 
        metropolitan landfill contingency 
        action trust fund.  Nothing in this 
        item of appropriation shall be 
        construed to modify or otherwise limit 
        the rights of the Port Authority of the 
        city of St. Paul to recover cleanup 
        costs or other costs or damages as 
        provided by Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
        115B, or any other law. 
        Subd. 6.  Administrative Support 
             2,091,000      2,224,000
        Subd. 7.  Deficiency Appropriation
        for FLSA 
        $500,000 in fiscal year 2001 is from 
        the solid waste fund for back pay owed 
        under settlements regarding overtime 
        under the federal Fair Labor Standards 
        Act.  This appropriation is available 
        until June 30, 2002. 
        Sec. 3.  OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL 
        ASSISTANCE                            27,648,000     27,792,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              20,354,000    20,480,000
        Environmental         1,294,000     1,312,000
        Solid Waste           6,000,000     6,000,000
        $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 deposited in the 
        environmental fund for the metropolitan 
        solid waste landfill fee in accordance 
        with Minnesota Statutes, section 
        473.843, and not otherwise 
        appropriated, is appropriated to the 
        office of environmental assistance for 
        the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 473.844. 
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are for the 
        environmental assistance revolving 
        account under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 115A.0716, subdivision 3. 
        The funds appropriated pursuant to Laws 
        1988, chapter 685, section 43, 
        including those funds reappropriated in 
        Laws 1999, chapter 231, section 3, are 
        available until June 30, 2003.  
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, the appropriations 
        encumbered under contract on or before 
        June 30, 2003, for environmental 
        assistance grants awarded under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.0716, 
        and for technical and research 
        assistance under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 115A.152, technical assistance 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        115A.52, and pollution prevention 
        assistance under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 115D.04, are available until 
        June 30, 2004.  
        $6,000,000 the first year and 
        $6,000,000 the second year are from the 
        solid waste fund for mixed municipal 
        solid waste processing payments under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.545. 
        Sec. 4.  ZOOLOGICAL BOARD              7,597,000      7,820,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 7,445,000      7,668,000
        Natural Resources         152,000        152,000
        $152,000 the first year and $152,000 
        the second year are from the natural 
        resources fund from the revenue 
        deposited under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 297A.94, paragraph (e), clause 
        (5).  This is a one-time appropriation. 
        Sec. 5.  NATURAL RESOURCES 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                        234,194,000    238,376,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General             110,726,000   112,671,000
        Natural Resources    44,841,000    45,250,000
        Game and Fish        78,527,000    80,355,000
        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.  Land and Mineral Resources Management
             7,079,000      7,273,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               6,500,000     6,679,000
        Natural Resources       152,000       156,000
        Game and Fish           427,000       438,000
        $307,000 the first year and $308,000 
        the second year are for iron ore 
        cooperative research, of which $200,000 
        the first year and $200,000 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. 
        $370,000 the first year and $372,000 
        the second year are for mineral 
        diversification.  
        $100,000 the first year and $101,000 
        the second year are for minerals 
        cooperative environmental research, of 
        which $50,000 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 
            12,367,000      12,588,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                12,093,000     12,308,000
        Natural Resources         274,000        280,000
        $130,000 the first year and $130,000 
        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.  
        $10,000 the first year and $10,000 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.  
        $625,000 the first year and $650,000 
        the second year are for activities 
        associated with the implementation of 
        the Red River mediation agreement, 
        including comprehensive watershed 
        plans; agency interdisciplinary teams 
        for each watershed, and a basin 
        repository, including data on flood 
        flows and water supply; and for grants 
        to watershed districts located within 
        the Red River Basin for flood damage 
        reduction projects under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 103F.161. 
        $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
        the second year are for the 
        construction of ring dikes under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.161.  
        The ring dikes may be publicly or 
        privately owned.  Any unencumbered 
        balance does not cancel at the end of 
        the first year and is available for the 
        second year. 
        The commissioner of natural resources 
        must not abandon the diversion system 
        at Currant Lake in Murray county.  The 
        commissioner may develop a management 
        plan to operate the diversion in a 
        manner to maintain the water level and 
        fish habitat in Currant Lake and to 
        maintain the aquatic vegetation and 
        waterfowl habitat in Hjermstad State 
        Wildlife Management Area. 
        $54,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the Lewis and Clark joint powers 
        board to acquire land, predesign, 
        design, construct, furnish, and equip a 
        rural water system to serve 
        southwestern Minnesota.  This 
        appropriation is available when matched 
        by $8 of federal money and $1 of local 
        money for each $1 of state money.  This 
        is a one-time appropriation. 
        Subd. 4.  Forest Management 
            36,637,000     37,259,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              36,337,000    36,959,000
        Game and Fish           300,000       300,000
        $6,000,000 the first year and 
        $6,000,000 the second year are for 
        presuppression and suppression costs of 
        emergency fire fighting and other costs 
        incurred under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 88.12, subdivision 2, related 
        to search and rescue operations.  If 
        the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient to cover all costs of 
        suppression and search and rescue 
        operations, the amount necessary to pay 
        for these costs during the biennium is 
        appropriated from the general fund.  By 
        November 15 of each year, the 
        commissioner of natural resources shall 
        submit a report to the chairs of the 
        house of representatives ways and means 
        committee, the senate finance 
        committee, the environment and 
        agriculture budget division of the 
        senate finance committee, and the house 
        of representatives environment and 
        natural resources finance committee, 
        identifying all firefighting costs 
        incurred and reimbursements received in 
        the prior fiscal year.  The report must 
        be in a format agreed to by the house 
        environment finance committee chair, 
        the senate environment budget division 
        chair, the department, and the 
        department of finance.  These 
        appropriations may not be transferred.  
        Any reimbursement of firefighting 
        expenditures made to the commissioner 
        from any source other than federal 
        mobilizations shall be deposited into 
        the general fund.  
        $730,000 the first year and $736,000 
        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. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, the appropriations 
        encumbered under contract on or before 
        June 30, 2003, for the forest health, 
        white pine, stewardship, and MnReleaf 
        grants in this subdivision are 
        available until June 30, 2004. 
        $64,000 the first year and $65,000 the 
        second year are for the focus on 
        community forests program, to provide 
        communities with natural resources 
        technical assistance. 
        $1,800,000 the first year and 
        $1,900,000 the second year are to be 
        used as follows: 
        (1) $375,000 the first year and 
        $375,000 the second year are for field 
        services; 
        (2) $625,000 the first year and 
        $625,000 the second year are for timber 
        sales; and 
        (3) $800,000 the first year and 
        $900,000 the second year are for the 
        forest resources council for 
        implementation of the Sustainable 
        Forest Resources Act. 
        $100,000 the first year is for a 
        contract to develop and implement a 
        master logger certification program.  
        The master logger certification program 
        must use, to the extent practicable, 
        existing logger education and training 
        programs, and must be available to all 
        loggers in the state.  To the extent 
        possible, the program must be 
        consistent with other forest 
        certification programs operating in the 
        state.  The commissioner shall appoint 
        a committee to provide oversight in the 
        development and implementation of the 
        program.  The performance and 
        enforcement standards of the program 
        must be consistent with the site-level 
        forest management guidelines developed 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        89A.05. 
        $400,000 the first year and $400,000 
        the second year are for the FORIST 
        timber management information system 
        and for increased forestry management. 
        $300,000 the first year and $300,000 
        the second year are from the game and 
        fish fund for matching grants to 
        protect native oak forests from oak 
        wilt.  This is a one-time appropriation 
        and is from revenue deposited to the 
        game and fish fund under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph 
        (e), clause (1). 
        Subd. 5.  Parks and Recreation 
        Management 
            40,295,000     41,218,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              23,452,000    24,023,000
        Natural Resources    16,843,000    17,195,000
        $638,000 the first year and $640,000 
        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. 
        $4,000,000 the first year and 
        $4,000,000 the second year are for 
        payment of a grant to the metropolitan 
        council for metropolitan area regional 
        parks maintenance and operations.  The 
        portion of this appropriation allocated 
        to the Minneapolis park and recreation 
        board includes money for the Bassett's 
        Creek trail to connect the Cedar Lake 
        trail and the Luce Line trail. 
        $247,000 the first year and $253,000 
        the second year are for state forest 
        campground operations. 
        $4,103,000 the first year and 
        $4,453,000 the second year are from the 
        natural resources fund for state park 
        and recreation area operations and 
        acquisition.  This appropriation is 
        from the revenue deposited to the 
        natural resources fund under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph 
        (e), clause (2).  Of this amount: 
        (1) $1,805,000 the first year and 
        $1,805,000 the second year are to 
        restore camping and day use in state 
        parks, make camping available in the 
        spring and fall, provide maintenance to 
        the facilities and security for park 
        visitors, and partially fund winter 
        operations; 
        (2) $280,000 the first year and 
        $290,000 the second year are to fund 
        state park emergency maintenance 
        projects; 
        (3) $413,000 the first year and 
        $413,000 the second year are to fund 
        state park resource management 
        activities; 
        (4) $185,000 the first year is to fund 
        the purchase of the campground 
        manager/point-of-sale system for 28 
        state parks; 
        (5) $100,000 the first year and 
        $100,000 the second year are to make 
        improvements to the state park Web site 
        and provide additional state park 
        informational brochures and more state 
        park maps; 
        (6) $50,000 the first year and $50,000 
        the second year are to replace 
        computers in the field and regional 
        office locations according to 
        department standards; 
        (7) $75,000 the first year is to 
        complete master plans for both Big Bog 
        and Red River state recreation areas; 
        (8) $600,000 the second year is for 
        operating costs, including fisheries 
        management, of the Red River state 
        recreation area; 
        (9) $200,000 the first year and 
        $200,000 the second year are for 
        operating costs of the Big Bog state 
        recreation area; and 
        (10) $995,000 the first year and 
        $995,000 the second year are for 
        acquisition of in-holdings for state 
        parks and recreation areas. 
        The appropriations in clauses (2) to 
        (10) are one-time appropriations. 
        $4,130,000 the first year and 
        $5,130,000 the second year are from the 
        natural resources fund for a grant to 
        the metropolitan council for 
        metropolitan area regional parks and 
        trails maintenance and operations.  
        This appropriation is from the revenue 
        deposited to the natural resources fund 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        297A.94, paragraph (e), clause (3). 
        $1,000,000 the first year is from the 
        natural resources fund for a grant to 
        the city of St. Paul to restore East 
        Como Lake trail and lakeshore in Como 
        Park.  The money is available until 
        expended.  This appropriation is from 
        the revenue deposited to the natural 
        resources fund under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph 
        (e), clause (3). 
        $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the 
        second year are for a grant to the city 
        of Taylors Falls for fire and rescue 
        operations in support of Interstate 
        park. * (The preceding text beginning 
        "$25,000 the first year" was indicated 
        as vetoed by the governor.) 
        Subd. 6.  Trails and Waterways 
        Management 
            19,263,000     19,616,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               2,053,000     2,083,000
        Natural Resources    16,315,000    16,223,000
        Game and Fish           895,000     1,310,000
        $4,424,000 the first year and 
        $4,424,000 the second year are from the 
        snowmobile trails and enforcement 
        account in the natural resources fund 
        for snowmobile grants-in-aid.  
        $600,000 each year is dedicated to the 
        grant-in-aid system from the snowmobile 
        trails and enforcement account in the 
        natural resources fund made available 
        by the increase to one percent in the 
        unrefunded gas tax for snowmobile 
        activity. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, the appropriations 
        encumbered under contract on or before 
        June 30, 2003, for the snowmobile, 
        all-terrain vehicle, off-highway 
        vehicle, and off-road vehicle grants in 
        this subdivision are available until 
        June 30, 2004. 
        $259,000 the first year and $261,000 
        the second year are from the water 
        recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for a safe harbor 
        program on Lake Superior. 
        $852,000 the first year and $852,000 
        the second year are from the natural 
        resources fund for state trail 
        operations.  This appropriation is from 
        the revenue deposited to the natural 
        resources fund under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph 
        (e), clause (2).  This is a one-time 
        appropriation.  
        $684,000 the first year and $684,000 
        the second year are from the natural 
        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.  This 
        appropriation is from the revenue 
        deposited to the natural resources fund 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        297A.94, paragraph (e), clause (4).  
        This is a one-time appropriation.  
        The appropriation from the general fund 
        of $1,400,000 authorized in Laws 1998, 
        chapter 404, section 7, subdivision 26, 
        for Skunk Hollow trail in Yellow 
        Medicine and Chippewa counties is 
        reappropriated for the purpose of 
        developing the Minnesota River trail 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        85.015, subdivision 22. 
        $300,000 the first year and $300,000 
        the second year are from the water 
        recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for preconstruction, 
        acquisition, and staffing needs for the 
        Mississippi Whitewater trail authorized 
        by Minnesota Statutes, section 
        85.0156.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        $150,000 the first year is from the 
        water recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for necessary 
        improvements and repairs at the Knife 
        river harbor of refuge and marina.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        spent. 
        $100,000 the first year is from the 
        water recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for an inventory of the 
        Red River of the North, to make 
        recommendations to the legislature on 
        the cost of improvements necessary for 
        the canoe and boating route on the 
        river, and for mapping and signing the 
        lower portion of the river from 
        Breckenridge to Georgetown.  
        Subd. 7.  Fish Management
            27,692,000     28,948,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 646,000       660,000
        Natural Resources       191,000       197,000
        Game and Fish        26,855,000    28,091,000
        $222,000 the first year and $227,000 
        the second year are for resource 
        population surveys in the 1837 treaty 
        area.  Of this amount, $84,000 the 
        first year and $85,000 the second year 
        are from the game and fish fund. 
        $303,000 the first year and $311,000 
        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.  
        $666,000 the first year and $671,000 
        the second year are from the trout and 
        salmon management account for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        3. 
        $205,000 the first year and $207,000 
        the second year are available for 
        aquatic plant restoration. 
        $4,735,000 the first year and 
        $5,451,000 the second year are from the 
        heritage enhancement account in the 
        game and fish fund for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph 
        (e), clause (1).  This appropriation is 
        from the revenue deposited to the game 
        and fish fund under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 297A.94, paragraph (e), clause 
        (1).  Of this amount: 
        (1) $1,980,000 the first year and 
        $1,980,000 the second year are to carry 
        out projects such as installing lake 
        aeration systems, removing access 
        barriers for physically disabled 
        anglers, building fishing piers, 
        modifying dams, constructing rough fish 
        barriers, conducting creel surveys, 
        improving streams, improving spawning 
        areas, repairing hatcheries and rearing 
        ponds, stabilizing lake shorelines, and 
        acquiring aquatic management areas and 
        trout stream easements; and to provide 
        field offices with some discretionary 
        money for local habitat improvements 
        and restorations in partnership with 
        local stakeholders and other department 
        units, for lake and stream surveys and 
        assessments, and for equipment to do 
        field projects; 
        (2) $250,000 the first year and 
        $250,000 the second year are to provide 
        more fishing opportunities for children 
        and other anglers on small lakes and 
        ponds in the Twin Cities metropolitan 
        area; 
        (3) $150,000 the first year and 
        $150,000 the second year are to protect 
        and restore aquatic vegetation and 
        other aquatic habitat in cooperation 
        with local stakeholders; 
        (4) $500,000 the first year and 
        $500,000 the second year are for asset 
        preservation and improvement of state 
        fish hatcheries and rearing ponds; 
        (5) $500,000 the first year and 
        $500,000 the second year are for 
        acquisitions of the division of 
        fisheries' highest priority 
        acquisitions; 
        (6) $150,000 the first year and 
        $150,000 the second year are to 
        maintain funding for three field 
        positions to do fish management 
        activities including fish culture and 
        stocking, lake and stream monitoring, 
        and habitat improvement; 
        (7) $553,000 the first year and 
        $553,000 the second year are for 
        accelerated walleye stocking; 
        (8) $134,000 the first year is for 
        restoration and aeration of Powderhorn 
        Lake in Minneapolis; 
        (9) $850,000 the second year is to make 
        grants from the stream protection and 
        improvement loan program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.705; 
        and 
        (10) $518,000 the first year and 
        $518,000 the second year are available 
        for aquatic plant restoration. 
        The appropriations in clauses (1), 
        except for $950,000 each year, (2) to 
        (5), and (8) to (10) are one-time 
        appropriations. 
        The division of fisheries shall provide 
        a written report to the chairs of the 
        house and senate natural resources 
        policy and finance committees by 
        January 1, 2003, on how the accelerated 
        walleye stocking money was spent, 
        including, but not limited to, lakes 
        that were stocked and the amount of 
        fry, frylings, or fingerlings stocked. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, the appropriations 
        encumbered under contract on or before 
        June 30, 2003, for the aquatic 
        restoration grants in this subdivision 
        are available until until June 30, 2004.
        Subd. 8.  Wildlife Management 
            22,948,000     23,521,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               1,636,000     1,655,000
        Game and Fish        21,312,000    21,866,000
        $106,000 the first year and $106,000 
        the second year are for resource 
        population surveys in the 1837 treaty 
        area.  Of this amount, $26,000 the 
        first year and $26,000 the second year 
        are from the game and fish fund. 
        $552,000 the first year and $565,000 
        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. 
        $1,419,000 the first year and 
        $1,430,000 the second year are from the 
        wildlife acquisition surcharge account 
        for only the purposes specified in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.071, 
        subdivision 2a. 
        $1,245,000 the first year and 
        $1,269,000 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 $148,000 
        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). 
        $699,000 the first year and $708,000 
        the second year are from the waterfowl 
        habitat improvement account for only 
        the purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        2. 
        $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. 
        $308,000 the first year and $313,000 
        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. 
        $8,000 the first year and $8,000 the 
        second year are from the game and fish 
        fund for the wild turkey management 
        program.  This amount shall be included 
        in the department's base to be 
        transferred to the wild turkey 
        management account and is appropriated 
        for purposes under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 97A.075, subdivision 5. 
        $86,000 the first year and $87,000 the 
        second year are from the wild turkey 
        management account for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
        5. 
        $3,060,000 the first year and 
        $3,265,000 the second year are from the 
        heritage enhancement account in the 
        game and fish fund for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph 
        (e), clause (1).  This appropriation is 
        from the revenue deposited to the game 
        and fish fund under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 297A.94, paragraph (e), clause 
        (1).  Of this amount: 
        (1) $250,000 the first year and 
        $250,000 the second year are for 
        prescribed burning of grassland, 
        wetland, and forest habitats; 
        (2) $250,000 the first year and 
        $225,000 the second year are for 
        prairie grassland development including 
        the restoration of native species of 
        grasses and forbs on public lands and 
        for the improvement of existing stands 
        through interseeding and other 
        practices to improve stand diversity; 
        (3) $200,000 the first year and 
        $200,000 the second year are for the 
        development of forest openings and to 
        enhance mast production, regenerate 
        stands, improve thermal cover in order 
        to maintain healthy sustainable forest 
        wildlife populations, and improve 
        wildlife-related recreational 
        opportunities in forest habitats; 
        (4) $300,000 the first year and 
        $225,000 the second year are for 
        restoration of drained wetland basins 
        and improvement of existing basins 
        through water level maintenance and 
        water control structures to maintain 
        and improve habitats for wetland 
        dependent wildlife; 
        (5) $300,000 the first year and 
        $300,000 the second year are for the 
        completion of applied management 
        research and monitoring projects for 
        wetlands and forest wildlife 
        populations; 
        (6) $95,000 the first year and $400,000 
        the second year are for the state of 
        Minnesota to assume management of the 
        wolf, including monitoring wolf 
        populations, conducting cooperative 
        wolf depredation management, conducting 
        telemetry, and other applied research 
        and includes funding for a cooperative 
        agreement for depredation management 
        with United States Department of 
        Agriculture Wildlife Services.  
        $305,000 the second year is only 
        available if the federal government 
        finalizes delisting the wolf from 
        protection under the Endangered Species 
        Act of 1973; 
        (7) $125,000 the first year and 
        $125,000 the second year are for the 
        shearing and burning of brushland 
        habitats to maintain and improve high 
        priority brushland ecosystems on public 
        and private lands across northern 
        Minnesota for sharp-tailed grouse, 
        moose, deer, and many other species 
        dependent on these areas; 
        (8) $1,000,000 the first year and 
        $1,000,000 the second year are for 
        development and rehabilitation of 
        wildlife management area lands and 
        includes boundary surveys and posting, 
        site cleanup and erosion control, 
        access development, and appropriate 
        cover establishment for wildlife 
        habitat.  $945,000 the first year and 
        $950,000 the second year are available 
        for grants to local outdoor sports 
        clubs for habitat improvement projects 
        on wildlife management area lands; 
        (9) $35,000 the first year and $35,000 
        the second year are for waterfowl 
        development in Canada as authorized in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.127; 
        (10) $30,000 the first year and $30,000 
        the second year are to provide funds to 
        match private contributions for the 
        purpose of completing the capture, 
        relocation, and monitoring of prairie 
        chickens being reintroduced in west 
        central Minnesota; and 
        (11) $475,000 the first year and 
        $475,000 the second year are for 
        statewide technical assistance to 
        improve wildlife habitats on private 
        lands, including vegetation 
        establishment, management, and 
        stewardship planning, and other 
        wildlife habitat development and 
        management techniques. 
        The appropriations in clauses (1) to 
        (11) are one-time appropriations. 
        $13,000 the first year and $13,000 the 
        second year are to publicize the 
        critical habitat license plate match 
        program. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, the appropriations 
        encumbered under contract on or before 
        June 30, 2003, for the wildlife habitat 
        grants in this subdivision are 
        available until June 30, 2004. 
        Subd. 9.  Ecological Services
             9,882,000      9,058,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               3,740,000     3,812,000
        Natural Resources     1,979,000     2,013,000
        Game and Fish         4,163,000     3,233,000
        $1,006,000 the first year and 
        $1,028,000 the second year are from the 
        nongame wildlife management account in 
        the natural resources fund for the 
        purpose of nongame wildlife management. 
        $254,000 the first year and $259,000 
        the second year are for population and 
        habitat objectives of the nongame 
        wildlife management program. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, the appropriations 
        encumbered under contract on or before 
        June 30, 2003, for the milfoil program 
        grants in this subdivision are 
        available until June 30, 2004. 
        $593,000 the first year and $600,000 
        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. 
        $103,000 the first year and $105,000 
        the second year are for water 
        monitoring activities, including 
        integrated monitoring using biology, 
        chemistry, hydrology, and habitat 
        assessment for water quality assessment.
        $12,000 the first year and $12,000 the 
        second year are to publicize the tax 
        donation checkoff to the nongame 
        wildlife program. 
        $970,000 the first year is from the 
        game and fish fund for the wildlife 
        conservation and restoration program.  
        This appropriation is for the planning 
        and implementation of a program that 
        addresses wildlife conservation and 
        restoration, wildlife conservation 
        education, and wildlife associated 
        recreation. 
        $1,406,000 the first year and 
        $1,406,000 the second year are from the 
        heritage enhancement account in the 
        game and fish fund for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph 
        (e), clause (1).  This appropriation is 
        from the revenue deposited to the game 
        and fish fund under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 297A.94, paragraph (e), clause 
        (1).  Of this amount: 
        (1) $650,000 the first year and 
        $650,000 the second year are to provide 
        funding for the Minnesota county 
        biological survey; 
        (2) $220,000 the first year and 
        $220,000 the second year are to expand 
        the field effort of the nongame 
        wildlife program; 
        (3) $187,000 the first year and 
        $187,000 the second year are to upgrade 
        the management of ecological 
        information to improve its 
        accessibility for habitat management 
        and land use planning activities; 
        (4) $74,000 the first year and $74,000 
        the second year are to expand native 
        prairie stewardship on private lands; 
        (5) $100,000 the first year and 
        $100,000 the second year are to develop 
        educational products that interpret 
        emerging natural resource research and 
        management information on river and 
        stream ecosystems and natural 
        communities; and 
        (6) $175,000 the first year and 
        $175,000 the second year are for 
        establishing benchmarks for using birds 
        as ecological indicators of forest 
        health. 
        The appropriations in clauses (1) to 
        (6) are one-time appropriations. 
        Subd. 10.  Enforcement 
            24,739,000     25,221,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               3,741,000     3,836,000
        Natural Resources     4,682,000     4,696,000
        Game and Fish        16,216,000    16,589,000
        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. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, appropriations 
        encumbered under contract on or before 
        June 30, 2003, for the boat and water 
        safety program are available until June 
        30, 2004. 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are from the solid 
        waste fund for solid waste enforcement 
        activities under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116.073. 
        $315,000 the first year and $315,000 
        the second year are from the snowmobile 
        trails and enforcement account in the 
        natural resources fund for grants to 
        local law enforcement agencies for 
        snowmobile enforcement activities. 
        $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. 
        $131,000 the first year and $133,000 
        the second year are for protected class 
        employee recruitment and retention. 
        $1,434,000 the first year and 
        $1,444,000 the second year are from the 
        heritage enhancement account in the 
        game and fish fund for only the 
        purposes specified in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph 
        (e), clause (1).  This appropriation is 
        from the revenue deposited to the game 
        and fish fund under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 297A.94, paragraph (e), clause 
        (1).  Of this amount: 
        (1) $664,000 the first year and 
        $664,000 the second year are for the 
        replacement of necessary equipment; 
        (2) $170,000 the first year and 
        $180,000 the second year are to offset 
        increased fuel costs; and 
        (3) $600,000 the first year and 
        $600,000 the second year are for basic 
        enforcement services including filling 
        officer vacancies. 
        The appropriations in clauses (1) to 
        (3) are one-time appropriations. 
        Overtime shall be distributed to 
        conservation officers at historical 
        levels; however, a reasonable reduction 
        or addition may be made to the 
        officer's allocation, if justified, 
        based on an individual officer's 
        workload.  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. 
        $369,000 the first year and $380,000 
        the second year are in addition to base 
        for hiring new conservation officers 
        after January 1, 2001. 
        $161,000 the first year and $130,000 
        the second year are from the 
        all-terrain vehicle account in the 
        natural resources fund for 
        administration of the all-terrain 
        vehicle environmental and safety 
        education and training program under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 84.925. 
        For fiscal years 1998 to 2002, local 
        enforcement units may carry forward 
        unspent snowmobile safety enforcement 
        grant money.  The grant money carried 
        forward must be spent directly on 
        identifiable snowmobile safety 
        activities according to Laws 1997, 
        chapter 216, section 5, subdivision 8; 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84; and 
        Minnesota Rules, chapter 6100.  All 
        grant money carried forward must be 
        expended by June 30, 2002. 
        Subd. 11.  Operations Support
            33,292,000     33,674,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              20,528,000    20,656,000
        Natural Resources     4,405,000     4,490,000
        Game and Fish         8,359,000     8,528,000
        $413,000 the first year and $418,000 
        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. 
        $556,000 the first year and $572,000 
        the second year are for the community 
        assistance program to provide for 
        technical assistance and regional 
        resource enhancement grants. 
        $2,538,000 the first year and 
        $2,595,000 the second year are for the 
        operations of the youth programs.  Of 
        these amounts, $478,000 the first year 
        and $491,000 the second year are from 
        the natural resources fund. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, the appropriations 
        encumbered under contract on or before 
        June 30, 2003, for the metro greenways, 
        Red River, and community assistance 
        program grants in this subdivision are 
        available until June 30, 2004. 
        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. 
        $304,000 the first year and $304,000 
        the second year are from the natural 
        resources fund for grants to be divided 
        equally between the city of St. Paul 
        for the Como Zoo and Conservatory and 
        the city of Duluth Zoo.  This 
        appropriation is from the revenue 
        deposited to the natural resources fund 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        297A.94, paragraph (e), clause (5).  
        This is a one-time appropriation. 
        $199,000 the first year is for grants 
        to Cook, Lake, and St. Louis counties 
        for emergency communications 
        equipment.  This appropriation is 
        available until spent.  Of this amount, 
        $106,000 is for a grant to Cook county 
        for a communications system upgrade and 
        development of radio paths along the 
        north shore of Lake Superior; $47,000 
        is for a grant to Lake county to 
        upgrade the existing communications 
        tower in the Two Harbors area; and 
        $46,000 is for a grant to St. Louis 
        county to enhance the emergency 
        alerting system by installing a 
        dispatching transmitter in the Crane 
        Lake area. 
        Sec. 6.  BOARD OF WATER AND 
        SOIL RESOURCES                        19,054,000     18,936,000
        $5,480,000 the first year and 
        $5,268,000 the second year are for 
        natural resources block grants to local 
        governments.  Of this amount, $50,000 
        the first year is for a grant to the 
        North Shore management board, $35,000 
        the first year is for a grant to the 
        St. Louis river board, $100,000 the 
        first year is for a grant to the 
        Minnesota river basin joint powers 
        board, and $27,000 the first 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 
        previous year 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. 
        $3,967,000 the first year and 
        $4,037,000 the second year are for 
        grants to soil and water conservation 
        districts for general purposes, 
        nonpoint engineering, and 
        implementation of the reinvest in 
        Minnesota (RIM) conservation reserve 
        program.  Upon approval of the board, 
        expenditures may be made from these 
        appropriations for supplies and 
        services benefiting soil and water 
        conservation districts. 
        $4,730,000 the first year and 
        $4,735,000 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, at least 
        $2,110,000 the first year and 
        $2,115,000 the second year are for 
        grants for cost-sharing contracts for 
        water quality management on feedlots.  
        $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. 
        $463,000 the first year and $476,000 
        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.  This appropriation 
        is available until expended.  If the 
        appropriation in either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation in the 
        other year is available for it.  
        $100,000 the first year is to reimburse 
        the town of West Newton in Nicollet 
        county for costs the town has incurred 
        in construction of the St. George 
        community wastewater treatment system 
        using wetlands to treat wastewater from 
        23 properties.  The reimbursement is 
        for the cost of installing additional 
        treatment components that were not part 
        of the originally planned project and 
        resulted in excessive costs to 
        homeowners.  The reimbursement must be 
        used to reduce the bonded indebtedness 
        of the town of West Newton for the St. 
        George community wastewater treatment 
        system. 
        Sec. 7.  MINNESOTA-WISCONSIN
        BOUNDARY AREA COMMISSION                 194,000        199,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 159,000       163,000
        Natural Resources        35,000        36,000
        This appropriation is only available to 
        the extent it is matched by an equal 
        amount from the state of Wisconsin. 
        $35,000 the first year and $36,000 the 
        second year are from the water 
        recreation account in the natural 
        resources fund for the St. Croix 
        management and stewardship program. 
        Sec. 8.  SCIENCE MUSEUM 
        OF MINNESOTA                           1,300,000      1,300,000
        Sec. 9.  COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                         22,338,000     22,512,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              21,991,000    22,159,000
        Environmental           347,000       353,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Protection Service          11,840,000     12,054,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General              11,493,000    11,701,000
        Environmental           347,000       353,000
        (a) $1,004,000 the first year and 
        $1,005,000 the second year are for 
        continuation of the dairy development 
        and profitability enhancement grant 
        program under Laws 1997, chapter 216, 
        section 7, subdivision 2, and to expand 
        the program to include additional dairy 
        business planning and modernization 
        activities.  Grants from this 
        appropriation for the dairy development 
        and profitability enhancement programs 
        (formerly known as the "dairy 
        diagnostics program") must require 
        periodic reports to the commissioner on 
        the aggregate changes in producer 
        financial stability, productivity, 
        product quality, animal health, 
        environmental protection, and other 
        performance measures attributable to 
        the program.  Information reported to 
        the commissioner must be sufficient to 
        establish regional and statewide 
        performance benchmarks for the dairy 
        industry. 
        (b) In designing and implementing the 
        dairy development and profitability 
        enhancement program the commissioner 
        must consult with the dairy leaders 
        roundtable, appropriate producer and 
        processor groups, the Minnesota state 
        colleges and universities system, the 
        Minnesota extension service, farm 
        credit services, and other agricultural 
        lending institutions. 
        (c) Of the appropriation in paragraph 
        (a), at least $704,000 the first year 
        and $705,000 the second year are for 
        the activities of dairy development and 
        profitability enhancement teams.  The 
        commissioner must make grants, under 
        contract, to regional or statewide 
        organizations qualified to manage the 
        several components of the program.  
        Each regional or statewide organization 
        must designate a coordinator 
        responsible for overseeing the program 
        and making required reports to the 
        commissioner.  Dairy development and 
        profitability enhancement teams are 
        encouraged to engage in activities 
        including, but not limited to, 
        comprehensive financial analysis, risk 
        management education, enhanced milk 
        marketing tools and technologies, 
        five-year business plans, and design 
        and engineering costs.  Up to 40 
        percent of the appropriation under this 
        paragraph may be used to provide 
        producers with technical and 
        environmental compliance support 
        services required to implement dairy 
        environmental quality assurance 
        practices.  A producer is eligible for 
        support under any program under 
        paragraphs (a) to (e) for no more than 
        three consecutive calendar years.  
        Grants to producers must not be used 
        for capital improvements or for the 
        start up of a new dairy enterprise. 
        (d) Of this amount, up to $300,000 each 
        year may be used as grants to producers 
        of up to $5,000 per producer to develop 
        comprehensive five-year business plans. 
        (e) The regional and statewide 
        organizations that deliver the dairy 
        development and profitability 
        enhancement program must provide 
        required reports to the commissioner in 
        a format that maintains the 
        confidentiality of business information 
        related to any single dairy producer. 
        $347,000 the first year and $353,000 
        the second year are from the 
        environmental fund for administrative 
        funding for the voluntary cleanup 
        program.  
        Subd. 3.  Agricultural Marketing and Development
              5,533,000      5,622,000 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 41A.09, subdivision 3a, the 
        total payments from the ethanol 
        development account to all producers 
        may not exceed $70,892,000 for the 
        biennium ending June 30, 2003.  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. 
        $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.  Grants may 
        be made for one year.  Notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the 
        appropriations encumbered under 
        contract on or before June 30, 2003, 
        for Minnesota grown grants in this 
        subdivision are available until June 
        30, 2004.  
        $160,000 the first year and $160,000 
        the second year are for grants to 
        farmers for demonstration projects 
        involving sustainable agriculture as 
        authorized in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 17.116.  Of the amount for 
        grants, up to $40,000 may be used for 
        dissemination of information about the 
        demonstration projects.  Any unspent 
        balances in the first year carry 
        forward to the second year.  
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, the appropriations 
        encumbered under contract on or before 
        June 30, 2003, for sustainable 
        agriculture grants in this subdivision 
        are available until June 30, 2005. 
        $125,000 the first year and $125,000 
        the second year are for operation of 
        the Minnesota certification program 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        17.1025.  
        $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the 
        second year are for beaver damage 
        control grants under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 17.110.  Any balances 
        remaining in the first year do not 
        cancel and are available in the second 
        year.  Notwithstanding Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 16A.28, the 
        appropriations encumbered under 
        contract on or before June 30, 2003, 
        for beaver control grants in this 
        subdivision are available until June 
        30, 2004. 
        The unobligated balance of the 
        appropriation for marketing 
        agricultural products in Laws 1999, 
        chapter 231, section 11, subdivision 3, 
        is canceled to the general fund. 
        $75,000 the first year is for the 
        commissioners to develop a customer 
        profile for identity preserved crops.  
        This is a one-time appropriation and is 
        available until spent. 
        $100,000 the first year is for grants 
        for a cooperative shippers' 
        association.  The purpose of the 
        shippers' association is to facilitate 
        agricultural marketing through the 
        efficient and economical movement of 
        products from Minnesota origins to 
        their destinations.  Products may 
        include agricultural commodities and 
        processed and manufactured agricultural 
        products.  The shippers' association 
        shall also assist small and 
        medium-sized producers by providing 
        services that increase negotiating 
        power and provide quality 
        transportation services at a lower cost 
        than is available to an individual 
        shipper.  The commissioner may award 
        grants to one or more qualifying 
        producer shippers' associations that 
        contract to enter into collaborative 
        agreements with the departments of 
        agriculture, trade and economic 
        development, and transportation; farm 
        organizations; processors and handlers 
        of Minnesota agricultural products; and 
        other appropriate public and private 
        entities knowledgeable in the 
        logistical and financial issues 
        involved in moving agricultural 
        products to market.  Along with other 
        services, an eligible grant recipient 
        must agree to provide or arrange for 
        identity-preserved, single-source 
        billing and tracking transportation 
        services from agricultural producers or 
        processors to destination customers; 
        freight forwarding; negotiations for 
        volume contracts; banking and insurance 
        services; government inspection fee and 
        documentation services; intermodal 
        transportation services using sealed 
        containers; and liaison services with 
        the United States Department of 
        Agriculture and the Foreign 
        Agricultural Service for international 
        trade and export programs.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation and is available 
        until spent.  
        $170,000 is for contracting for trade 
        marketing specialists or other market 
        development activities identified by 
        the commissioner.  The trade 
        specialists must demonstrate thorough 
        knowledge of Minnesota agricultural 
        producers and products, and 
        opportunities for developing or 
        expanding both broad and niche 
        agricultural product markets nationally 
        and internationally.  The trade 
        specialists must coordinate efforts 
        with market development and trade 
        experts of the World Trade Conference 
        Center and other public and private 
        Minnesota entities involved in 
        marketing Minnesota products.  To the 
        extent practicable, the trade 
        specialists must provide specific 
        assistance to small agricultural 
        producers and producers that would 
        benefit from the development of 
        international markets.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation and is available 
        until spent. 
        $160,000 in the first year and $160,000 
        in the second year are for value-added 
        agricultural product processing and 
        marketing grants under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 17.101, subdivision 
        5.  Grants may be made for one year.  
        Any balances remaining in the first 
        year do not cancel and are available in 
        the second year.  Notwithstanding 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the 
        appropriations encumbered under 
        contract on or before June 30, 2003, 
        for agricultural product processing and 
        marketing grants in this subdivision 
        are available until June 30, 2004. 
        Subd. 4.  Administration and 
        Financial Assistance 
              4,965,000     4,836,000
        $13,000 the first year and $7,000 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 
        2002 or 2003.  
        $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.  
        $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. 
        $237,000 the first year and $237,000 
        the second year are for the farm 
        advocates program. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116D.045, $192,000 is to 
        conduct investigations and an analysis 
        of environmental issues necessary for 
        the preparation of an environmental 
        impact statement for a feedlot expanded 
        before January 1, 2001, under plans 
        subsequently challenged under the 
        environmental review process where an 
        environmental impact statement has been 
        ordered by a district court against the 
        recommendation of the pollution control 
        agency.  These funds may be used for 
        literature reviews, data collection, 
        groundwater and surface water 
        assessments, air quality modeling, and 
        other relevant analyses.  The 
        commissioner may use this appropriation 
        for grants, contracts, or interagency 
        transfers necessary to prepare the 
        environmental impact statement.  The 
        commissioner shall prepare a report on 
        the investigations and analysis, which 
        may be used on a generic basis for the 
        siting and environmental review of 
        other feedlots. 
        A grant made to a political subdivision 
        from the appropriation in Laws 1998, 
        chapter 404, section 11, is available 
        to the political subdivision until June 
        30, 2003.  The commissioner shall not 
        order that any unobligated balance from 
        the grant be returned until after that 
        date. 
        The balance in the Eurasian wild pigs 
        account is canceled to the general fund 
        and the account is abolished. 
        Sec. 10.  BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH       3,033,000       2,803,000
        $450,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are for a program to 
        control paratuberculosis ("Johne's 
        disease") in domestic bovine herds.  
        Money from this appropriation may be 
        used to validate a molecular diagnostic 
        test in cooperation with the Minnesota 
        veterinary diagnostic laboratory. 
        $119,000 the first year and $80,000 the 
        second year are for a program to 
        investigate the avian pneumovirus 
        disease and to identify the infected 
        flocks.  This appropriation must be 
        matched on a dollar-for-dollar or 
        in-kind basis with nonstate sources and 
        is in addition to money currently 
        designated for turkey disease 
        research.  Costs of blood sample 
        collection, handling, and 
        transportation, in addition to costs 
        associated with early diagnosis tests 
        and the expenses of vaccine research 
        trials, may be credited to the match. 
        Sec. 11.  MINNESOTA HORTICULTURAL 
        SOCIETY                                  82,000         82,000
        Sec. 12.  AGRICULTURAL UTILIZATION
        RESEARCH INSTITUTE                    4,080,000      4,330,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               3,880,000     4,130,000
        Agriculture Fund        200,000       200,000 
        $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. 13.  ACRRA FEE BALANCE
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.1283, or other law, the 
        commissioner of agriculture shall 
        adjust fees collected for the 
        agricultural chemical response and 
        reimbursement account created under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 18E.03, 
        subdivision 1, as provided in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 18E.03, subdivision 3.
        Sec. 14.  MINNESOTA RESOURCES
        Subdivision 1.  Total
        Appropriation                         32,622,000     17,650,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                 15,045,000       340,000
        Environment and 
        Natural Resources 
        Trust Fund           17,310,000    17,310,000
        Oil Overcharge
        Money in the
        Special Revenue Fund    180,000         -0-  
        Great Lakes 
        Protection Account       87,000         -0-   
        Appropriations from the future 
        resources fund and oil overcharge money 
        in the special revenue fund 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, 2003, 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) "Great Lakes protection account" 
        means the Great Lakes protection 
        account referred to in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116Q.01. 
        (c) "Trust fund" means the Minnesota 
        environment and natural resources trust 
        fund referred to in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116P.02, subdivision 6. 
        (d) "Oil overcharge money" means the 
        money referred to in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 4.071, subdivision 2. 
        Subd. 3.  Administration               1,142,000        393,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                    749,000         -0-  
        Trust Fund              393,000       393,000
        (a) Legislative Commission on Minnesota 
        Resources 
        $389,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the future resources fund and $338,000 
        the first year and $338,000 the second 
        year are from the trust fund for 
        administration as provided in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 116P.09, subdivision 
        5.  
        (b) Contract Administration 
        $40,000 of this appropriation is from 
        the future resources fund and $55,000 
        the first year and $55,000 the second 
        year are from the trust fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for 
        contract administration activities 
        assigned to the commissioner in this 
        section.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004.  
        (c) LAWCON administration 
        $320,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for administrative expenses 
        consistent with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 116P.14. 
        Subd. 4.  Fish and Wildlife 
        Habitat                               10,042,000      8,238,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                  1,805,000         -0-  
        Trust Fund            8,237,000     8,238,000
        (a) Forest and Prairie Stewardship of 
        Private Lands
        $272,000 the first year and $273,000 
        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 prairie 
        and forested lands and to implement 
        natural resource projects by providing 
        matching money on a one-to-one basis to 
        private landowners.  This appropriation 
        is available until June 30, 2004, at 
        which time the project must be 
        completed and final products delivered, 
        unless an earlier date is specified in 
        the work program.  
        (b) State Fish Hatchery Rehabilitation
        $145,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to accelerate hatchery 
        rehabilitation. 
        (c) Enhancing Canada Goose      
        Hunting and Management              
        $340,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Minnesota Waterfowl Association to 
        acquire leases on private farmlands for 
        foraging sites and public hunting 
        opportunities and to provide technical 
        assistance to local units of government 
        in developing controlled hunts for 
        nuisance geese. 
        (d) Biological Control of   
        Eurasian Water Milfoil and
        Purple Loosestrife - Continuation    
        $45,000 the first year and $45,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for the fifth biennium of a five 
        biennia project to develop and 
        implement biological controls for 
        Eurasian water milfoil and purple 
        loosestrife.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (e) Restoring Minnesota's   
        Fish and Wildlife Habitat
        Corridors     
        $5,873,000 the first year and 
        $5,872,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for acceleration of 
        agency programs and cooperative 
        agreements with Minnesota Waterfowl 
        Association, Minnesota Deer Hunters 
        Association, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 
        National Wild Turkey Federation, 
        Pheasants Forever, The Nature 
        Conservancy, Minnesota Land Trust, 
        Trust for Public Land, U.S. Fish and 
        Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian 
        Affairs, Natural Resources Conservation 
        Service, and the U.S. Forest Service to 
        restore and acquire fragmented 
        landscape corridors that connect areas 
        of quality habitat to sustain fish, 
        wildlife, and plants.  $352,000 is for 
        program coordination, corridor 
        identification, and mapping.  
        $3,343,000 is for restoration and 
        management activities in wildlife 
        management areas, wetland habitat, 
        lakes, wild rice beds, grasslands, and 
        fisheries habitat.  $2,650,000 is for 
        conservation easement programs on 
        riparian areas, big woods forests, 
        native prairies, and wetlands.  
        $5,400,000 is for habitat acquisition 
        activities on prairies, riparian areas, 
        and other fish and wildlife habitat 
        corridors.  As part of the required 
        work program, criteria and priorities 
        for planned acquisition and restoration 
        activities must be submitted to the 
        legislative commission on Minnesota 
        resources for review and approval.  
        Land acquired with this appropriation 
        must be sufficiently improved to meet 
        at least minimum management standards 
        as determined by the commissioner of 
        natural resources.  Any land acquired 
        in fee title by the commissioner of 
        natural resources with money from this 
        appropriation must be designated: 
        (1) as an outdoor recreation unit under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.07; or 
        (2) as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 89.018, subdivision 2, 
        paragraph (a); 97A.101; 97A.125; 
        97C.001; and 97C.011.  
        The commissioner may so designate any 
        lands acquired in less than fee title.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 2004, at which time the 
        project must be completed and final 
        products delivered, unless an earlier 
        date is specified in the work program. 
        (f) Engineering Support for    
        Public Lands Waterfowl
        Projects 
        $275,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with Ducks 
        Unlimited, Inc., to provide survey and 
        engineering support to natural 
        resources agencies for waterfowl 
        projects on public lands. 
        (g) Metro Greenways                       
        $1,365,000 the first year and 
        $1,365,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for the metro 
        greenways program for planning, 
        improving, and protecting important 
        natural areas in the metropolitan 
        region through grants, contracted 
        services, conservation easements, and 
        fee acquisition.  Land acquired with 
        this appropriation must be sufficiently 
        improved to meet at least minimum 
        management standards as determined by 
        the commissioner of natural resources.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        June 30, 2004, at which time the 
        project must be completed and final 
        products delivered, unless an earlier 
        date is specified in the work program. 
        (h) Acquisition of Lands as 
        Scientific and Natural Areas                   
        $227,000 the first year and $228,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to acquire land with natural 
        features of statewide significance in 
        the scientific and natural area program 
        long-range plan and to improve land 
        acquired with this appropriation.  Land 
        acquired with this appropriation must 
        be sufficiently improved to meet at 
        least minimum management standards as 
        determined by the commissioner of 
        natural resources. 
        (i) Big Rivers Partnership: 
        Helping Communities to Restore
        Habitat   
        $455,000 the first year and $455,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with Great 
        River Greening to implement private and 
        public habitat projects on a cost-share 
        basis in the Mississippi and Minnesota 
        river valleys.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (j) Acquisition of    
        Eagle Creek's Last Private Land                   
        $910,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        city of Savage to acquire a buffer 
        strip along Eagle Creek for transfer 
        and dedication as an aquatic management 
        area.  Acquisition expenses incurred 
        prior to July 1, 2001, may be 
        reimbursed by the commissioner.  Land 
        acquired with this appropriation must 
        be sufficiently improved to meet at 
        least minimum management standards as 
        determined by the commissioner of 
        natural resources. 
        (k) Neighborhood Wilds      
        Program    
        $135,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for the neighborhood wilds 
        program to assist neighborhoods 
        adjacent to public lands and natural 
        areas in restoration and management of 
        habitat through demonstration 
        projects.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        Subd. 5.  Recreation                  15,913,000      7,267,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                  8,986,000       340,000
        Trust Fund            6,927,000     6,927,000
        (a) Metropolitan Regional   
        Parks Acquisition,
        Rehabilitation, and Development  
        $2,823,000 the first and $2,822,000 the 
        second year are from the trust fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for an agreement with 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 not be used for the 
        purchase of residential structures.  
        This appropriation may be used to 
        reimburse implementing agencies for 
        acquisition of nonresidential property 
        as expressly approved in the work 
        program.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (b) Local Grants Initiative:
        Program Outdoor Recreation
        Grants               
        $1,614,000 the first year and 
        $1,765,000 the second year are from the 
        trust fund and $1,701,000 is from the 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for 
        matching grants: 
        (1) for regional parks outside the 
        metropolitan area as defined in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121; 
        (2) for local parks, outdoor recreation 
        areas, and natural and scenic areas 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        85.019; 
        (3) for statewide conservation partners 
        grants of up to $20,000 each to 
        encourage private organizations and 
        local governments to cost-share 
        improvements of fish, wildlife, and 
        native plant habitats and research and 
        surveys of fish and wildlife; and 
        (4) for environmental partnerships 
        program grants of up to $20,000 each 
        for environmental service projects and 
        related education activities through 
        public and private partnerships. 
        Grants under clause (1) may provide up 
        to 60 percent of the nonfederal share 
        of the project cost.  Grants under 
        clauses (2) to (4) may provide up to 50 
        percent of the nonfederal share of the 
        project cost.  This appropriation 
        includes money for the 
        Ramsey-Washington county Lake Links 
        trail, Westwood Hills nature center, 
        and the Chanhassen trail. 
        The commission will monitor the grants 
        for approximate balance over extended 
        periods of time between the 
        metropolitan area, under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 
        2, and the nonmetropolitan area through 
        work program oversight and periodic 
        allocation decisions.  For the purposes 
        of this paragraph, the match must be a 
        nonstate contribution, but may be 
        either cash or qualifying in kind.  
        Recipients may receive funding for more 
        than one project in any given grant 
        period.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered.  
        (c) Regional and Local Trail
        Grants  
        $1,000,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for matching trail grants on 
        a one-to-one basis to local units of 
        government, under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 85.019, for trail linkages 
        between communities, trails, and parks, 
        and for locally funded trails of 
        regional significance outside the 
        metropolitan area, under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 473.121.  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.  
        (d) Outdoors for Everyone:  
        Accessing Recreational Trails
        and Facilities   
        $115,000 the first year and $115,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with 
        Wilderness Inquiry to provide technical 
        assistance to local units of government 
        for development of publicly funded 
        trails and outdoor recreation 
        facilities to ensure that federal 
        standards for accessibility for persons 
        with disabilities are met.  
        (e) Water Recreation:  Boat 
        Access, Fishing Piers, and
        Shorefishing                      
        $455,000 the first year and $455,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to acquire and develop public 
        water access sites statewide, to 
        construct shorefishing and pier sites, 
        and to restore shorelands at public 
        accesses.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (f) Grays Bay, Lake        
        Minnetonka Public Water
        Access         
        $2,000,000 is from the future resources 
        fund and $850,000 the first year is 
        from the trust fund to the commissioner 
        of natural resources to acquire and 
        develop, in cooperation with the city 
        of Minnetonka, approximately five acres 
        for a multiuse water access site on 
        Grays Bay, Lake Minnetonka. 
        (g) McQuade Small Craft Harbor 
        $500,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to develop a small craft 
        harbor on Lake Superior in cooperation 
        with the McQuade Joint Powers Board, 
        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and local 
        units of government. 
        (h) Land Acquisition at the 
        Minnesota Landscape Arboretum    
        $365,000 the first year and $365,000 
        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 fourth biennium to 
        acquire in-holdings of the Minnesota 
        Landscape Arboretum.  This 
        appropriation must be matched by at 
        least $730,000 of nonstate money.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2004, at which time the project 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered, unless an earlier date is 
        specified in the work program. 
        (i) Gateway Trail Bridge          
        $530,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for a trail bridge over state 
        highway No. 96 and expanded parking. 
        (j) State Trail Projects    
        $910,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to provide matching funds for 
        state trail projects eligible to 
        receive federal TEA-21 funds.  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. 
        (k) Gitchi-Gami State Trail    
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources, in cooperation with the 
        Gitchi-Gami Trail Association, for the 
        second biennium to acquire and develop 
        approximately four miles of the 
        Gitchi-Gami state trail between 
        Gooseberry Falls state park and the 
        Split Rock river.  As a condition of 
        this appropriation, the commissioner 
        must apply for federal TEA-21 funds for 
        funding of this portion of the trail 
        and must report back to the legislative 
        commission on Minnesota resources prior 
        to any expenditure.  This appropriation 
        is available until June 30, 2004, at 
        which time the project must be 
        completed and final products delivered, 
        unless an earlier date is specified in 
        the work program.  
        (l) Forest History Center   
        Interpretive Trail    
        $90,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the Minnesota historical 
        society to design and upgrade trails at 
        the Forest History Center in Grand 
        Rapids. 
        (m) Mesabi Trail Facility  
        $190,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the St. 
        Louis and Lake Counties Regional Rail 
        Authority for the authority to acquire 
        land and design a Mesabi trail center 
        building. 
        (n) Regional Trailhead      
        Building      
        $135,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Itasca county land department to 
        complete construction of a trailhead 
        building at Itasca county fairgrounds 
        to serve regional trail users. 
        (o) Development and         
        Rehabilitation of Recreational
        Shooting Ranges       
        $910,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to provide cost-share grants 
        on a one-to-one basis to local 
        recreational shooting clubs for the 
        purpose of developing or rehabilitating 
        shooting sports facilities for public 
        use.  Recipient facilities must be open 
        to the general public at reasonable 
        times and for a reasonable fee on a 
        walk-in basis. 
        (p) State Park and
        Recreation Area Acquisition
        $205,000 the first year and $905,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        and $616,000 is from the future 
        resources fund to the commissioner of 
        natural resources for acquisition of 
        in-holdings for state park and 
        recreation areas.  Land acquired with 
        this appropriation must be sufficiently 
        improved to meet at least minimum 
        management standards as determined by 
        the commissioner of natural resources. 
        (q) LAWCON 
        $404,000 the first year and $340,000 
        the second year are from the Minnesota 
        future resources fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for 
        projects allowed under the federal Land 
        and Water Conservation Fund Act. 
        Subd. 6.  Water Resources              2,130,000        115,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                  2,015,000       -0-    
        Trust Fund              115,000       115,000
        (a) Accelerated             
        Implementation of Local
        Water Plans   
        $1,365,000 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, sections 103B.3361 
        to 103B.3369, through the 
        implementation of high-priority 
        activities in comprehensive water 
        management plans on a one-to-one match 
        basis of cash or interest in land and 
        for a program reporting system.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2004, at which time the project 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered, unless an earlier date is 
        specified in the work program. 
        (b) Green Infrastructure    
        Design Strategies in
        Washington, Ramsey, and
        Dakota Counties                    
        $275,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the University of Minnesota to 
        develop green infrastructure design 
        strategies for incorporation into 
        public works projects. * (The preceding 
        text beginning "(b) Green 
        Infrastructure Design Strategies" was 
        indicated as vetoed by the governor.) 
        (c) Denitrification Strategies for
        Minnesota's Contaminated Aquifers      
        $115,000 the first year and $115,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the University of Minnesota to 
        assess denitrification technology to 
        remediate nitrate-contaminated 
        groundwater.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (d) Determination of Fecal  
        Pollution Sources in Minnesota
        Watersheds    
        $275,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the University of Minnesota for 
        the second biennium to determine 
        sources of fecal pollution in three 
        impacted watersheds utilizing DNA 
        fingerprinting techniques, and evaluate 
        the efficacy of implemented and 
        proposed abatement procedures to 
        remediate fecal contamination. 
        (e) Mississippi Headwaters  
        Board:  Environmental Economic
        Assessments                 
        $100,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Mississippi headwaters board to 
        accelerate the river watch watershed 
        monitoring program and integrate 
        economic and water data analysis into 
        decision-making tools for landowners 
        and local units of government. 
        Subd. 7.  Land Use and      
        Natural Resource Information             967,000        810,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                     70,000         -0-  
        Trust Fund              810,000       810,000
        Great Lakes 
        Protection Account       87,000         -0-  
        (a) Hydraulic Impacts of   
        Quarries and Gravel Pits   
        $160,000 the first year and $160,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to research and evaluate the 
        impact of aggregate extraction on 
        groundwater quality and quantity.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2004, at which time the project 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered, unless an earlier date is 
        specified in the work program. 
        (b) GIS Management in      
        Koochiching County                     
        $70,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with 
        Koochiching county to develop 
        parcel-based GIS capability for 
        Koochiching county for land use, 
        natural resource, and fiscal data. 
        (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 second biennium of a 
        three biennia project to accelerate a 
        statewide program to update and 
        digitize outmoded soil surveys in four 
        southeast Minnesota counties.  
        Participating counties must provide a 
        cost share.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (d) Minnesota County Biological
        Survey - Continuation
        $400,000 the first year and $400,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for the eighth 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. 
        (e) Lake Superior Lakewide
        Management Plan (LaMP)
        $87,000 the first year is from the 
        Great Lakes protection account for 
        implementation of the Lake Superior 
        Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP).  This 
        is a one-time appropriation and must be 
        supplemented in the first year by the 
        appropriation in section 2, subdivision 
        2. 
        Subd. 8.  Agriculture and   
        Natural Resource Industries              637,000        103,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                    445,000         -0-  
        Trust Fund              102,000       103,000
        Oil Overcharge   
        Money                    90,000         -0-  
        (a) Evaluating Timber       
        Harvesting and Forest Management
        Guidelines                              
        $200,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the University of Minnesota, in 
        cooperation with the Minnesota forest 
        resources council, to initiate an 
        evaluation of the effectiveness of 
        forest management timber harvesting 
        guidelines for riparian areas.  This is 
        the first biennium of a five biennia 
        project.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program. 
        (b) Agricultural Land       
        Preservation           
        $102,000 the first year and $103,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the commissioner of agriculture in 
        cooperation with Dakota county for 
        educational materials, training, and 
        workshops on agricultural land use 
        planning tools. 
        (c) Environmental Practices 
        on Dairy Farms             
        $245,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Minnesota Milk Producers Association to 
        assist dairy producers in complying 
        with environmental quality regulations. 
        (d) Accelerated Technology  
        Transfer for Starch-Based
        Plastics                            
        $90,000 is from the oil overcharge 
        money to the commissioner of 
        administration for an agreement with 
        the University of Minnesota to produce 
        and market biodegradable, starch-based 
        plastic.  
        Subd. 9.  Energy                          90,000        -0-    
                      Summary by Fund
        Oil Overcharge   
        Money                    90,000       -0-    
        Improving Air Quality by    
        Using Biodiesel in
        Generators                   
        $90,000 is from the oil overcharge 
        money to the commissioner of 
        administration for an agreement with 
        the University of Minnesota to evaluate 
        the use of biodiesel fuel in 
        diesel-powered generators and 
        associated impacts of emissions on air 
        quality. 
        Subd. 10.  Environmental Education     1,701,000        724,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Future Resources 
        Fund                    975,000       -0-    
        Trust Fund              726,000       724,000
        (a) Uncommon Ground:  An    
        Educational Television Series   
        $228,000 the first year and $227,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the University of Minnesota for the 
        second biennium of a two-biennia 
        project to complete production of a 
        multipart, televised film series of the 
        history of Minnesota's natural 
        landscapes. * (The preceding text 
        beginning "(a) Uncommon Ground:  An 
        Educational Television Series" was 
        indicated as vetoed by the governor.)
        (b) WaterScapes:  Outdoor   
        Nonpoint Source Pollution
        Education                               
        $133,000 the first year and $132,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the Science Museum of Minnesota to 
        create outdoor exhibits about urban and 
        rural runoff and contamination and that 
        demonstrate methods to improve water 
        quality.  This appropriation must be 
        matched by at least $265,000 of 
        nonstate contributions, cash or 
        in-kind.  This appropriation is 
        available until June 30, 2004, at which 
        time the project must be completed and 
        final products delivered, unless an 
        earlier date is specified in the work 
        program.  
        (c) Sustainable Inner-City  
        Communities Through Environmental
        Literacy     
        $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 
        Sabathani Community Center for 
        collaborative community environmental 
        education and youth outreach. 
        (d) Integrated Pest         
        Management in Schools                     
        $180,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of agriculture 
        to implement integrated pest management 
        (IPM) practices in Minnesota K-12 
        schools. 
        (e) Burn, Plant, and Learn: 
        Restoring Upland Habitats   
        $115,000 the first year and $115,000 
        the second year are from the trust fund 
        to the Science Museum of Minnesota for 
        acquisition of approximately eight 
        acres of property adjacent to the St. 
        Croix watershed research station and 
        for training programs, technical 
        assistance, and demonstrations of 
        upland habitat restoration.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2004, at which time the project 
        must be completed and final products 
        delivered, unless an earlier date is 
        specified in the work program. 
        (f) Connecting with Wildlife 
        at the Minnesota Zoo                   
        $230,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the Minnesota Zoo to design and 
        develop interpretive environmental 
        educational displays for trail exhibit 
        areas. 
        (g) Project Green Start:    
        Environmental Education                
        $340,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with the 
        Minnesota Children's Museum to 
        construct habitat exhibits for 
        environmental education activities. 
        (h) Raptor Propagation:     
        Student Education                      
        $35,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with 
        Stillwater Area High School to build a 
        captive breeding facility for raptors 
        and develop associated education 
        activities. 
        (i) Hennepin Parks Farm     
        Education       
        $100,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with 
        suburban Hennepin regional park 
        district to develop and implement a 
        coordinated farm education program at 
        Gale's Woods Special Recreation Area 
        and North Mississippi Regional Park. 
        (j) Residential Environmental
        Education for Youth 
        $90,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources for an agreement with Camp 
        Courage for student scholarships and 
        marketing for the residential 
        environmental education program. 
        Subd. 11.  Data Availability 
        Requirements
        (a) During the biennium ending June 30, 
        2003, 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 geographic 
        information system guidelines and 
        standards adopted by the Minnesota 
        Geographic Data Clearinghouse at the 
        Land Management Information Center.  
        These data must be made accessible and 
        free to the public unless made private 
        under the Data Practices Act, Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 13. 
        (b) To the extent practicable, summary 
        data and results of projects funded 
        under this section should be readily 
        accessible on the Internet. 
        (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. 12.  Project Requirements
        It is a condition of acceptance of the 
        appropriations in this section that any 
        agency or entity receiving the 
        appropriation must comply with 
        Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P, and 
        vegetation planted must be native to 
        Minnesota and preferably of the local 
        ecotype unless the work program 
        approved by the commission expressly 
        allows the planting of species that are 
        not native to Minnesota. 
        Subd. 13.  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, 
        2001, are canceled, and in-kind 
        contributions may not be counted as 
        matching funds. 
        Subd. 14.  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, 2001, or the date the 
        work program is approved, whichever is 
        later, are eligible for reimbursement 
        unless otherwise provided in this 
        section.  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. 15.  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.122, 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. 16.  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.20, and rules adopted thereunder. 
        The recipient may use the energy 
        planning and intervention and energy 
        technologies units of the department 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. 17.  Accessibility      
        New structures must be shown to meet 
        the design standards in the Americans 
        with Disability 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. 18.  Carryforward       
        (a) The availability of the 
        appropriations for the following 
        projects is extended to June 30, 2002:  
        Laws 1999, chapter 231, section 16, 
        subdivision 4, paragraph (m), Como Park 
        campus maintenance; subdivision 6, 
        paragraph (b), identification of 
        sediment sources in agricultural 
        watersheds, paragraph (c), accelerated 
        statewide local water plan 
        implementation; subdivision 7, 
        paragraph (g), Minnesota river basin 
        initiative; local leadership, paragraph 
        (h), commercial fertilizer plant for 
        livestock solid waste processing, and 
        paragraph (j), wild rice management 
        planning; subdivision 8, paragraph (b), 
        tools and training for community-based 
        planning; subdivision 10, paragraph 
        (g), by-products application to 
        agricultural, mineland, and forest 
        soils; subdivision 11, paragraph (c), 
        Minnesota wolf public education; 
        subdivision 12, paragraph (d), Dakota 
        county wetland health monitoring 
        program, paragraph (e), predicting 
        water and forest resources health and 
        sustainability, and paragraph (f), 
        potential for infant risk from nitrate 
        contamination; and subdivision 13, 
        paragraph (b), national prairie 
        passage; linking isolated prairie 
        preserves, paragraph (g), arboretum 
        land acquisition and wetlands 
        restoration - continuation. 
        (b) The availability of the 
        appropriations for the following 
        projects is extended to June 30, 2004:  
        Laws 1999, chapter 231, section 16, 
        subdivision 4, paragraph (b), Mesabi 
        trail land acquisition and development -
        continuation; and subdivision 11, 
        paragraph (f), science outreach and 
        integrated learning on soil. 
        (c) The availability of the 
        appropriation in Laws 1999, chapter 
        231, section 16, subdivision 8, 
        paragraph (a), resources for 
        redevelopment:  a community property 
        investigation program, is extended to 
        June 30, 2002, for additional sites. 
        (d) The availability of the 
        appropriation in Laws 1999, chapter 
        231, section 16, subdivision 9, 
        paragraph (c), evaluate biodiesel made 
        from waste fats and oils, is extended 
        to June 30, 2002, for trial in 
        heavy-duty vehicles. 
        (e) The availability of the 
        appropriation in Laws 1997, chapter 
        216, section 15, subdivision 4, 
        paragraph (c), for a proposed trail 
        between the city of Pelican Rapids and 
        Maplewood state park, which was 
        extended by Laws 2000, chapter 488, 
        article 3, section 7, is canceled. 
        (f) $250,000 is appropriated from the 
        future resources fund to provide 
        matching funds for an ISTEA grant to 
        the commissioner of natural resources 
        for pass-through to Ottertail county to 
        provide easement acquisition and 
        engineering costs for the Central Lakes 
        trail between the city of Fergus Falls 
        and the Douglas county border. 
        (g) The availability of the 
        appropriations in Laws 1999, chapter 
        231, section 16, is extended to June 
        30, 2002, if an approved work program 
        submitted before June 30, 2001, 
        requires an extension of time for 
        completion of the project due to the 
        flooding of 2001. 
        Sec. 15.  OFFICE OF STRATEGIC AND
        LONG-RANGE PLANNING                       75,000       -0-    
        $75,000 the first year is from the 
        environmental fund for a plan to 
        reorganize the state water programs and 
        functions. 
        Sec. 16.  TRANSFERS OF FUNDS
        (a) $408,000 from the conservation fund 
        in Minnesota Statutes, section 40A.151, 
        is transferred to the fertilizer 
        inspection account in the agricultural 
        fund.  $725,000 from the conservation 
        fund in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        40A.151, is transferred to the general 
        fund.  
        (b)(1) $9,525,000 from the solid waste 
        fund is transferred to the metropolitan 
        landfill contingency action trust 
        fund.  $1,071,000 from the solid waste 
        fund is transferred to the water 
        quality account in the environmental 
        fund.  $1,160,000 from the solid waste 
        fund is transferred to the hazardous 
        waste account in the environmental 
        fund.  $1,725,000 from the solid waste 
        fund is transferred to the general 
        fund; 
        (2) for fiscal years 2003 to 2005, 
        $604,000 from the solid waste fund 
        shall be transferred to the water 
        quality account in the environmental 
        fund each year and $631,000 from the 
        solid waste fund shall be transferred 
        to the hazardous waste account in the 
        environmental fund each year; and 
        (3) as permitted by projected available 
        balances after accounting for the 
        obligations of the closed landfill 
        program, up to $3,656,000 from the 
        solid waste fund shall be transferred 
        to the metropolitan landfill 
        contingency action trust fund. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 13.6435, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [DAIRY PRODUCTS.] (a)  [REPORTS TO COMMISSIONER 
        OF AGRICULTURE.] Disclosure of information in reports about 
        dairy production required to be filed with the commissioner of 
        agriculture under section 32.19 is governed by that section.  
           (b)  [FINANCIAL AND PRODUCTION DATA.] Financial and 
        production information obtained by the commissioner of 
        agriculture to administer chapter 32 are classified under 
        section 32.71, subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.039, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.039 [ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR FARM ADVOCATES.] 
           The commissioner of agriculture shall establish not later 
        than August 1, 1986, ethical guidelines for farm advocates who 
        perform the duties of an advocate.  The Ethical guidelines 
        developed by the commissioner must be part of the contract with 
        each farm advocate. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.101, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [VALUE-ADDED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT PROCESSING AND 
        MARKETING GRANT PROGRAM.] (a) For purposes of this section: 
           (1) "agricultural commodity" means a material produced for 
        use in or as food, feed, seed, or fiber and includes crops for 
        fiber, food, oilseeds, seeds, livestock, livestock products, 
        dairy, dairy products, poultry, poultry products, and other 
        products or by-products of the farm produced for the same or 
        similar use, except ethanol; and 
           (2) "agricultural product processing facility" means land, 
        buildings, structures, fixtures, and improvements located or to 
        be located in Minnesota and used or operated primarily for the 
        processing or production of marketable products from 
        agricultural commodities produced in Minnesota.  
           (b) The commissioner shall establish and implement a 
        value-added agricultural product processing and marketing grant 
        program to help farmers finance new cooperatives that organize 
        for the purposes of operating agricultural product processing 
        facilities, forming marketing cooperatives, and for marketing 
        activities related to the sale and distribution of processed 
        agricultural products.  
           (c) To be eligible for this program a grantee must:  
           (1) be a cooperative organized under chapter 308A; 
           (2) certify that all of the control and equity in the 
        cooperative is from farmers, family farm partnerships, family 
        farm limited liability companies, or family farm corporations as 
        defined in section 500.24, subdivision 2, who are actively 
        engaged in agricultural commodity production; 
           (3) be operated primarily for the processing of 
        agricultural commodities produced in Minnesota; 
           (4) receive agricultural commodities produced primarily by 
        shareholders or members of the cooperative; and 
           (5) have no direct or indirect involvement in the 
        production of agricultural commodities.  
           (d) The commissioner may receive applications from and make 
        grants up to $50,000 for feasibility, marketing analysis, 
        assistance with organizational development, financing and 
        managing new cooperatives, product development, development of 
        business and marketing plans, and predesign of facilities 
        including site analysis, development of bid specifications, 
        preliminary blueprints and schematics, and completion of 
        purchase agreements and other necessary legal documents to 
        eligible cooperatives.  The commissioner shall give priority to 
        applicants who use the grants for planning costs related to an 
        application for financial assistance from the United States 
        Department of Agriculture, Rural Business - Cooperative Service. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.102, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [LICENSE.] A person may not use the Minnesota 
        grown logo or labeling without an annual license from the 
        commissioner.  The commissioner shall issue licenses for a fee 
        of $5.  The commissioner shall charge a late fee of $10 for 
        renewal of a license that has expired. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.1025, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.1025 [MINNESOTA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [MINNESOTA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 
        ESTABLISHED.] In cooperation with the University of Minnesota, 
        the department of trade and economic development, and the board 
        of animal health, the commissioner shall establish a pilot 
        program to certify agricultural production methods and 
        agricultural products grown or processed within the state to 
        assure the integrity of claims made by participating 
        businesses.  The commissioner may select and cooperate with 
        private organizations that have established procedures and 
        safeguards to justify claimed characteristics of the production 
        process or the final certified product to conduct certification 
        activities for third party producers. 
           Subd. 2.  [CERTIFICATION PROCESS.] The commissioner may 
        establish guidelines for the certification program, which are 
        not subject to chapter 14.  The commissioner shall submit a 
        report on the pilot program to the legislature by February 1, 
        2001.  Applications for certification must be submitted to the 
        commissioner and must be evaluated by representatives of the 
        commissioner, the University of Minnesota, the department of 
        trade and economic development, other state agencies with 
        regulatory authority or expertise in the subject matter of the 
        application or in the certification process, and any other 
        person named by the commissioner. 
           The commissioner shall make the final certification 
        decision after the certification group prepares a 
        recommendation.  The application may be accepted, denied, or 
        returned to the applicant for further action.  The 
        recommendation must be based upon the benefit of the 
        certification to the producer or processor, the benefit to the 
        state's agricultural economy, the costs to the state involved in 
        certification and ongoing monitoring, the quality of internal 
        and external audit controls to assure compliance with the terms 
        of the certification, and other factors appropriate to best 
        benefit the participants and the state. 
           Subd. 3.  [INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.] The commissioner shall 
        develop a logo and develop promotional material to best promote 
        the use of certified products and procedures, and explore and 
        implement procedures to best use the resources of the Internet 
        in the promotion and distribution of Minnesota certified 
        products and processes.  To the extent practical, the Minnesota 
        certification program must be coordinated with the Minnesota 
        grown program under section 17.102 to accomplish the goals of 
        both programs.  
           Subd. 4.  [CERTIFICATION REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION; 
        MISDEMEANOR.] A certification may be revoked or suspended by the 
        commissioner without hearing if the terms of the certification 
        are not being followed, the certification has become unused or 
        obsolete, or the continued use of the certification is contrary 
        to the interests of the state or the purpose of the 
        certification program.  Use of the certification after 
        suspension or revocation is a misdemeanor and may also be 
        enjoined by the commissioner in an action in district court.  
           Subd. 5.  [MINNESOTA CERTIFIED ACCOUNT.] A Minnesota 
        certified account is created in the agricultural fund.  The 
        commissioner may establish fees in an amount estimated to make 
        the certification program self-supporting.  Fees may be 
        determined on a case-by-case basis based on the services 
        provided.  All fees and reimbursements collected under this 
        section must be deposited in the account.  Money in the account, 
        including interest earned, is annually appropriated to the 
        commissioner to administer the Minnesota certification program. 
           Subd. 6.  [NO GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY.] Certification does 
        not constitute a guarantee or warranty as to any characteristic 
        of any product or production process.  The state and other 
        parties involved in the certification decision may not be found 
        liable for a certification or refusal to certify. 
           Subd. 7.  [EXPIRATION.] This section expires June 30, 2007. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.109, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATIONS MUST BE MATCHED BY PRIVATE 
        FUNDS.] Appropriations to the Minnesota grown matching account 
        may be expended only to the extent that they are matched with 
        contributions to the account from private sources on a basis of 
        $4 of the appropriation to each $1 of private contributions.  
        Matching funds are not available after the appropriation is 
        encumbered.  For the purposes of this subdivision, "private 
        contributions" includes, but is not limited to, advertising 
        revenue, listing fees, and revenues from the development and 
        sale of promotional materials. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.115, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.115 [SHARED SAVINGS LOAN PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The commissioner shall 
        establish a shared savings loan program to provide loans that 
        enable farmers to adopt best management practices that emphasize 
        sufficiency and self-sufficiency in agricultural inputs, 
        including energy efficiency, reduction or improved management of 
        petroleum and chemical inputs, and increasing the energy 
        self-sufficiency of production by agricultural producers, and 
        environmental improvements. 
           Subd. 2.  [LOAN CRITERIA.] (a) The shared savings loan 
        program must provide loans for purchase of new or used 
        machinery, and installation of equipment, and for projects that 
        reduce or make more efficient farm energy use make environmental 
        improvements or enhance farm profitability.  Eligible loan uses 
        do not include seed, fertilizer, or fuel. 
           (b) Loans may not exceed $15,000 $25,000 per individual 
        applying for a loan and may not exceed $75,000 $100,000 for 
        loans to five four or more individuals on joint projects.  The 
        loan repayment period may be up to seven years as determined by 
        project cost and energy savings.  The interest on the loans is 
        six percent. 
           (c) Loans may only be made to residents of this state 
        engaged in farming.  
           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 or 
        inputs; and 
           (3) reduce production costs increase overall farm 
        profitability; and 
           (4) result in environmental benefits.  
           (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. 
           Subd. 4.  [ADMINISTRATION; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION.] The 
        amount in the revolving loan account is appropriated to the 
        commissioner to make loans under this section and administer the 
        loan program.  The interest on the money in the revolving loan 
        account and the interest on loans repaid to the state may be 
        spent by the commissioner for administrative expenses.  The 
        commissioner shall collect and disseminate information relating 
        to projects for which loans are given under this section. 
           Subd. 5.  [FARM MANURE DIGESTER TECHNOLOGY.] Appropriations 
        in Laws 1998, chapter 401, section 6, must be used for revolving 
        loans for demonstration projects of farm manure digester 
        technology.  Notwithstanding the limitations of subdivision 2, 
        paragraphs (b) and (c), loans under this subdivision are 
        no-interest loans in principal amounts not to exceed $200,000 
        and may be made to any resident of this state.  Loans for one or 
        more projects must be made only after the commissioner seeks 
        applications.  Loans under this program may be used as a match 
        for federal loans or grants.  Money repaid from loans must be 
        returned to the revolving fund for future projects. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.116, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.116 [SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE DEMONSTRATION GRANTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The commissioner of 
        agriculture shall establish a grant program for sustainable 
        agriculture methods that demonstrates best management practices, 
        including farm input reduction or management, enterprise 
        diversification including new crops and livestock, farm energy 
        efficiency, or usable on-farm energy production, or the transfer 
        of technologies that enhance the environment and farm 
        profitability.  The commissioner shall use the program to 
        demonstrate and publicize the energy efficiency, environmental 
        benefit, and profitability of sustainable agriculture techniques 
        or systems from production through marketing.  The grants must 
        fund research or demonstrations on farms of external input 
        reduction techniques or farm scale energy production methods 
        consistent with the program objectives. 
           Subd. 2.  [ELIGIBILITY.] (a) Grants may only be made to 
        farmers, educational institutions, individuals at educational 
        institutions, or nonprofit organizations residing or located in 
        the state for research or demonstrations on farms in the state. 
           (b) Grants may only be made for projects that show: 
           (1) the ability to maximize direct or indirect energy 
        savings or production; 
           (2) a positive effect or reduced adverse effect on the 
        environment; and 
           (3) increased profitability for the individual farm by 
        reducing costs or improving marketing opportunities. 
           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, an agricultural 
        marketing specialist, 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. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.117, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.117 [AGRICULTURE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES LOAN 
        PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE.] The purpose of the agriculture 
        best management practices loan program is to provide low or no 
        interest financing to farmers, agriculture supply businesses, 
        and rural landowners for the implementation of agriculture and 
        other best management practices that reduce environmental 
        pollution. 
           Subd. 2.  [AUTHORITY.] The commissioner shall may develop 
        administrative guidelines specifying criteria, standards, and 
        procedures for making loans and establish, adopt rules for, and 
        implement a program to make loans or otherwise provide funds to 
        local units of government, federal authorities, lending 
        institutions, and other appropriate organizations who will in 
        turn provide loans to landowners and businesses for facilities, 
        fixtures, equipment, or other sustainable best management 
        practices that prevent or mitigate sources of nonpoint source 
        water pollution or other adverse environmental impacts.  The 
        commissioner shall establish pilot projects to develop 
        procedures for implementing the program.  The commissioner shall 
        develop administrative guidelines to implement the pilot 
        projects specifying criteria, standards, and procedures for 
        making loans.  The agriculture best management practices loan 
        program must provide a consistent programmatic framework for the 
        disbursement and administration of funds available to the 
        commissioner designated to the program for protection of 
        environmental quality or remediation or mitigation of adverse 
        environmental impacts.  The distribution of loans or funds 
        through the program must comply with all limitations, 
        provisions, or requirements of the respective funding sources.  
        Unless otherwise limited by the funding source, the commissioner 
        shall manage the program using perpetual revolving fund accounts.
           Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] Up to $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.  In addition, the commissioner may receive 
        appropriations from the legislature and grants or funds from 
        other sources for implementation of the program. 
           Subd. 4.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) For the purposes of this 
        section, the terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings 
        given them. 
           (b) "Agricultural and environmental revolving accounts" 
        means accounts in the agricultural fund, controlled by the 
        commissioner, which hold funds available to the program. 
           (c) "Agriculture supply business" means a person, 
        partnership, joint venture, corporation, limited liability 
        company, association, firm, public service company, or 
        cooperative that provides materials, equipment, or services to 
        farmers or agriculture-related enterprises. 
           (d) "Allocation" means the funds awarded to an applicant 
        for implementation of best management practices through a 
        competitive or noncompetitive application process. 
           (a) (e) "Applicant" means a county or a local government 
        unit designated by a county under subdivision 8, paragraph 
        (a) local unit of government eligible to participate in this 
        program that requests an allocation of funds as provided in 
        subdivision 6b. 
           (b) "Authority" means the Minnesota public facilities 
        authority as established in section 446A.03. 
           (c) (f) "Best management practices" has the meaning given 
        in sections 103F.711, subdivision 3, and 103H.151, subdivision 
        2, or other practices, techniques, and measures that have been 
        demonstrated to the satisfaction of the commissioner to prevent 
        or reduce adverse environmental impacts by using the most 
        effective and practicable means of achieving environmental goals.
           (d) "Chair" means the chair of the board of water and soil 
        resources or the designee of the chair. 
           (e) (g) "Borrower" means an individual a farmer, an 
        agriculture supply business, or a rural landowner applying for a 
        low-interest loan. 
           (f) (h) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of 
        agriculture, including when the commissioner is acting in the 
        capacity of chair of the rural finance authority, or the 
        designee of the commissioner. 
           (i) "Committed project" means an eligible project scheduled 
        to be implemented at a future date:  
           (1) that has been approved and certified by the local 
        government unit; and 
           (2) for which a local lender has obligated itself to offer 
        a loan. 
           (g) (j) "Comprehensive water management plan" means a state 
        approved and locally adopted plan authorized under section 
        103B.231, 103B.255, 103B.311, 103C.331, 103D.401, or 103D.405. 
           (h) "Local allocation request" means a loan allocation 
        request from an applicant to implement agriculturally related 
        best management practices defined in paragraph (c). 
           (k) "Cost incurred" means expenses for implementation of a 
        project accrued because the borrower has agreed to purchase 
        equipment or is obligated to pay for services or materials 
        already provided as a result of implementing a prior approved 
        eligible project. 
           (l) "Farmer" means a person, partnership, joint venture, 
        corporation, limited liability company, association, firm, 
        public service company, or cooperative that regularly 
        participates in physical labor or operations management of 
        farming and files a Schedule F as part of filing United States 
        Internal Revenue Service Form 1040 or indicates farming as the 
        primary business activity under Schedule C, K, or S, or any 
        other applicable report to the United States Internal Revenue 
        Service. 
           (i) (m) "Lender agreement" means a loan agreement entered 
        into between the commissioner, a local lender, and the 
        applicant, if different from the local lender.  The agreement 
        will contain terms and conditions of the loan that will include 
        but need not be limited to general loan provisions, loan 
        management requirements, application of payments, loan term 
        limits, allowable expenses, and fee limitations an agreement 
        entered into between the commissioner and a local lender which 
        contains terms and conditions of participation in the program. 
           (j) (n) "Local government unit" means a county, soil and 
        water conservation district, or an organization formed for the 
        joint exercise of powers under section 471.59 with the authority 
        to participate in the program. 
           (k) (o) "Local lender" means a local government unit as 
        defined in paragraph (j) (n), a state or federally chartered 
        bank, a savings association, a state or federal credit 
        union, Agribank and its affiliated organizations, or a nonprofit 
        economic development organization or other financial lending 
        institution approved by the commissioner, or Farm Credit 
        Services. 
           (p) "Local revolving loan account" means the account held 
        by a local government unit and a local lender into which 
        principal repayments from borrowers are deposited and new loans 
        are issued in accordance with the requirements of the program 
        and lender agreements. 
           (l) (q) "Nonpoint source" has the meaning given in section 
        103F.711, subdivision 6. 
           (r) "Program" means the agriculture best management 
        practices loan program in this section. 
           (s) "Project" means one or more components or activities 
        located within Minnesota that are required by the local 
        government unit to be implemented for satisfactory completion of 
        an eligible best management practice. 
           (t) "Rural landowner" means the owner of record of 
        Minnesota real estate located in an area determined by the local 
        government unit to be rural after consideration of local land 
        use patterns, zoning regulations, jurisdictional boundaries, 
        local community definitions, historical uses, and other 
        pertinent local factors. 
           Subd. 5.  [USES OF FUNDS.] Use of funds under this section 
        must be in compliance with the rules and regulations of the 
        funding source or appropriation.  Use of funds from the public 
        facilities authority must comply with the federal Water 
        Pollution Control Act, section 446A.07, and eligible activities 
        listed in the intended use plan authorized in section 446A.07, 
        subdivision 4. 
           Subd. 5a.  [AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVOLVING 
        ACCOUNTS.] (a) There shall be established in the agricultural 
        fund revolving accounts to receive appropriations and money from 
        other sources.  All repayments of loans granted under this 
        section, including principal and interest, must be deposited 
        into the appropriate revolving account created in this 
        subdivision or the account created in subdivision 13.  Interest 
        earned in an account accrues to that account. 
           (b) The money in the revolving accounts and the account 
        created in subdivision 13 is appropriated to the commissioner 
        for the purposes of this section. 
           Subd. 6.  [APPLICATION.] (a) Only the following local 
        government units may apply for funds under this program: 
           (1) counties or their designees; 
           (2) soil and water conservation districts; and 
           (3) joint power organizations consisting of counties or 
        their designees or soil and water conservation districts. 
           (b) A county may submit an application for an allocation.  
        A county or a group of counties may designate another local 
        government unit to submit a local allocation request on their 
        behalf.  If a county does not submit an application, and does 
        not designate another local government unit, a soil and water 
        conservation district may submit an application for an 
        allocation.  If the local soil and water conservation district 
        does not submit an application, then an eligible joint powers 
        organization may submit an application for an allocation.  In 
        all instances, there may be only one application representing 
        any geographic area.  The applicant must coordinate and submit 
        requests on behalf of other units of government within the 
        geographic jurisdiction of the applicant. 
           (a) (c) The commissioner must prescribe forms and establish 
        an application process for applicants to apply for a local an 
        allocation request of funds.  The application must include but 
        need not be limited to (1) the geographic area served; (2) the 
        type and estimated cost of activities or projects for which they 
        are seeking a loan an allocation; and (3) a ranking 
        prioritization or targeting of proposed activities or projects; 
        and (4) the designation of the local lender and lending 
        practices the local lender intends to use to issue the loans to 
        the borrowers, if a local lender other than the applicant is to 
        be used. 
           (b) (d) If a local allocation request an application is 
        rejected, the applicant must be notified in writing as to the 
        reasons for the rejection and given 30 days to submit a revised 
        application.  The revised application shall be reviewed 
        according to the same procedure used to review the initial 
        application.  Failure of an applicant to be awarded funds does 
        not constitute a rejection of the application. 
           Subd. 6a.  [REVIEW AND RANKING OF APPLICATIONS.] (a) The 
        commissioner shall chair the subcommittee established in section 
        103F.761, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), for purposes of 
        reviewing and ranking applications and recommending to the 
        commissioner allocation amounts.  The subcommittee consists of 
        representatives of the departments of agriculture, natural 
        resources, and health; the pollution control agency; the board 
        of water and soil resources; the Farm Service Agency and the 
        Natural Resource Conservation Service of the United States 
        Department of Agriculture; the Association of Minnesota 
        Counties; the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water 
        Conservation Districts; and other agencies or associations the 
        commissioner determines are appropriate. 
           (b) The subcommittee must use the criteria in clauses (1) 
        to (9) as well as other criteria it determines appropriate in 
        carrying out the review and ranking: 
           (1) whether the proposed activities are identified in a 
        comprehensive water management plan or other appropriate local 
        planning documents as priorities; 
           (2) the potential that the proposed activities have for 
        improving or protecting environmental quality; 
           (3) the extent that the proposed activities support 
        areawide or multijurisdictional approaches to protecting 
        environmental quality based on defined watershed or similar 
        geographic areas; 
           (4) whether the activities are needed for compliance with 
        existing environmental laws or rules; 
           (5) whether the proposed activities demonstrate 
        participation, coordination, and cooperation between local units 
        of government and other public agencies; 
           (6) whether there is coordination with other public and 
        private funding sources and programs; 
           (7) whether the applicant has targeted specific best 
        management practices to resolve specific environmental problems; 
           (8) past performance of the applicant in completing 
        projects identified in prior applications and allocation 
        agreements; and 
           (9) whether there are off-site public benefits. 
           Subd. 6b.  [ALLOCATION AMOUNT.] (a) The subcommittee 
        created in subdivision 6a shall recommend to the commissioner 
        the amount of allocation for each applicant.  This allocation 
        must include: 
           (1) the amount of repayments received by the commissioner 
        during the previous year from prior completed projects approved 
        by the local government unit; and 
           (2) the amount of funds previously designated to committed 
        projects. 
           (b) Within the limits of the funds available to the 
        commissioner, the subcommittee may recommend an increased 
        allocation award to the applicant based on: 
           (1) the ranking of the local government unit application 
        under subdivision 6a; and 
           (2) the amount of unallocated or uncommitted funds in, or 
        that will be received by, the agricultural and environmental 
        revolving accounts within one year. 
           (c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), the 
        commissioner may reserve up to two percent of all funds 
        appropriated to the agricultural and environmental revolving 
        accounts to be allocated to applicants that disburse or commit 
        all of their current allocations or to local lenders who wish to 
        provide financial assistance.  
           The commissioner may add, for the purposes of calculating 
        future allocations under paragraphs (a) and (b), the loan amount 
        for projects financed from these reserved funds to the 
        allocation for the respective local government units in which 
        jurisdiction the project was completed.  
           Subd. 7.  [PAYMENTS TO LOCAL LENDERS.] (a) Payments made 
        from the water pollution control revolving fund commissioner to 
        the local lender must be made in accordance with applicable 
        state and federal laws and rules governing the payments and the 
        lender agreement. 
           (b) Payments from the commissioner to the local lender must 
        be disbursed on a cost-incurred basis.  Local lenders shall 
        submit payment requests at least quarterly but not more than 
        monthly.  Payment requests must be reviewed and approved by the 
        commissioner.  The payment request form must itemize all costs 
        by major elements and show eligible and ineligible costs.  The 
        request must be made in accordance with requirements and 
        procedures established by the commissioner.  Payment requests 
        must be reviewed and approved by the commissioner. 
           (c) The commissioner may initiate recision of an allocation 
        granted in a lender agreement as provided in subdivision 11, 
        paragraph (d), if the local lender fails to enter into loans 
        with borrowers equaling the total allocation granted within one 
        year from the date of the lender agreement or fails to have the 
        total amount of allocated funds drawn down through payment 
        requests within two years.  An additional year to draw down the 
        undisbursed portion of an allocation may be granted by the 
        commissioner under extenuating circumstances.  
           Subd. 8.  [APPLICANT; BORROWERS ALLOCATION AGREEMENT.] (a) 
        A county may submit a local allocation request.  A county or a 
        group of counties may designate another local government unit to 
        submit a local allocation request. 
           (b) If a county does not submit a local allocation request, 
        and does not designate another local government unit, a soil and 
        water conservation district may submit a local allocation 
        request.  In all instances, there may be only one request from a 
        county.  The applicant must coordinate and submit requests on 
        behalf of other units of government within the geographic 
        jurisdiction of the applicant.  (a) Eligible local government 
        units with an allocation award may enter into an allocation 
        agreement with the commissioner and participate in this program. 
           (b) The allocation agreement must contain terms and 
        conditions for participation in this program and providing of 
        funds through this program, including, but not limited to:  
        program requirements, reporting requirements, project 
        eligibility and limitations, allowable expenses, limitations, 
        rescission and cancellation provisions, and the responsibilities 
        of the commissioner, local government unit, and local lender. 
           (c) If the commissioner determines that a local government 
        unit is not in compliance with the terms of the allocation 
        agreement, the commissioner may rescind all or part of any 
        allocation awarded through this program. 
           Subd. 9.  [REVIEW AND RANKING OF ALLOCATION REQUESTS 
        ALLOCATION RESCISSION.] (a) The commissioner shall chair the 
        subcommittee established in section 103F.761, subdivision 2, 
        paragraph (b), for purposes of reviewing and ranking local 
        allocation requests.  The rankings must be in order of priority 
        and shall provide financial assistance within the limits of the 
        funds available.  In carrying out the review and ranking, the 
        subcommittee must consist of, at a minimum, the chair, 
        representatives of the pollution control agency, United States 
        Department of Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation 
        Service, United States Department of Agriculture Soil 
        Conservation Service, Association of Minnesota Counties, and 
        other agencies or associations as the commissioner, the chair, 
        and agency determine are appropriate.  The review and ranking 
        shall take into consideration other related state or federal 
        programs. 
           (b) The subcommittee shall use the criteria listed below in 
        carrying out the review and ranking: 
           (1) whether the proposed activities are identified in a 
        comprehensive water management plan as priorities; 
           (2) whether the applicant intends to establish a revolving 
        loan program under subdivision 10, paragraph (b); 
           (3) the potential that the proposed activities have for 
        improving or protecting surface and groundwater quality; 
           (4) the extent that the proposed activities support 
        areawide or multijurisdictional approaches to protecting water 
        quality based on defined watershed; 
           (5) whether the activities are needed for compliance with 
        existing water related laws or rules; 
           (6) whether the proposed activities demonstrate 
        participation, coordination, and cooperation between local units 
        of government and other public agencies; 
           (7) whether there is coordination with other public and 
        private funding sources and programs; 
           (8) whether there are off-site public benefits such as 
        preventing downstream degradation and siltation; and 
           (9) the proposed interest rate.  (a) Continued availability 
        of allocations granted to a local government unit is contingent 
        upon the commissioner's approval of the local government unit's 
        annual report.  The commissioner shall review this annual report 
        to ensure that the past and future uses of the funds are 
        consistent with the comprehensive water management plan, other 
        local planning documents, the requirements of the funding 
        source, and compliance to program requirements.  If the 
        commissioner concludes the past or intended uses of the money 
        are not consistent with these requirements, the commissioner 
        shall rescind all or part of the allocation awarded to a local 
        government unit. 
           (b) The commissioner may rescind funds allocated to the 
        local government unit that are not designated to committed 
        projects or disbursed within one year from the date of the 
        allocation agreement. 
           (c) An additional year to use the undisbursed portion of an 
        allocation may be granted by the commissioner under extenuating 
        circumstances. 
           Subd. 9a.  [AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF APPLICANTS 
        THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS.] Applicants may enter into a lender 
        agreement designating a local lender.  Applicants designating 
        themselves as the local lender may enter into contracts for loan 
        review, processing, and servicing. (a) A local government unit 
        that enters into an allocation agreement with the commissioner: 
           (1) is responsible for the local administration and 
        implementation of the program in accordance with this section; 
           (2) may submit applications for allocations to the 
        commissioner; 
           (3) shall identify, develop, determine eligibility, define 
        and approve projects, designate maximum loan amounts for 
        projects, and certify completion of projects implemented under 
        this program.  In areas where no local government unit has 
        applied for funds under this program, the commissioner may 
        appoint a local government unit to review and certify projects 
        or the commissioner may assume the authority and responsibility 
        of the local government unit; 
           (4) shall certify as eligible only projects that are within 
        its geographic jurisdiction or within the geographic area 
        identified in its local comprehensive water management plans or 
        other local planning documents; 
           (5) may require withholding by the local lender of all or a 
        portion of the loan to the borrower until satisfactory 
        completion of all required components of a certified project; 
           (6) must identify which account is used to finance an 
        approved project if the local government unit has allocations 
        from multiple accounts in the agricultural and environmental 
        revolving accounts; 
           (7) shall report to the commissioner annually the past and 
        intended uses of allocations awarded; and 
           (8) may request additional funds in excess of their 
        allocation when funds are available in the agricultural and 
        environmental revolving accounts, as long as all other 
        allocation awards to the local government unit have been used or 
        committed. 
           (b) If a local government unit withdraws from participation 
        in this program, the local government unit, or the commissioner 
        in accordance with the priorities established under subdivision 
        6a, may designate another local government unit that is eligible 
        under subdivision 6 as the new local government unit responsible 
        for local administration of this program.  This designated local 
        government unit may accept responsibility and administration of 
        allocations awarded to the former responsible local government 
        unit. 
           Subd. 9b.  [LENDER AGREEMENT.] (a) Any local lender 
        entering into a lender agreement with the commissioner may 
        participate in this program. 
           (b) The lender agreement will contain terms and conditions 
        for participation in this program and providing funds to the 
        local lenders, including but not limited to, program 
        requirements, loan and account management requirements, 
        payments, repayments, term limits, allowable expenses, fee 
        limitations, rescission and cancellation provisions, collateral 
        and security requirements, reporting requirements, review and 
        appeal procedure for cancellation of the loan agreement or 
        disqualification as a local lender, and the responsibilities of 
        the commissioner, local government unit, and local lender. 
           (c) If the commissioner determines that a local lender is 
        not in compliance with the terms of the lender agreement, the 
        commissioner may take the following actions: 
           (1) disqualifying the local lender as a participating 
        lender in this program for a period of up to five years from the 
        date that the commissioner determines noncompliance to the 
        lender agreement; and 
           (2) requiring immediate or accelerated repayment of all or 
        part of all funds provided to the local lender. 
           (d) Existing lender agreements, executed prior to July 1, 
        2001, may be amended by mutual consent of all signatory parties, 
        to comply with this section, to establish a single allocation 
        agreement that includes the amount of prior allocation awards 
        and defines the terms and conditions required under subdivision 
        8, or to modify the amount of allocation awarded. 
           Subd. 10.  [AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF LOCAL 
        LENDERS.] (a) Local lenders may enter into lender agreements 
        with the commissioner. 
           (b) Local lenders may enter into loan agreements with 
        borrowers to finance eligible projects under this section. 
           (c) Local lenders may establish revolving loan programs to 
        finance projects under this section The local lender shall 
        notify the local government unit of the loan amount issued to 
        the borrower after the closing of each loan. 
           (d) Local lenders with local revolving loan accounts 
        created before July 1, 2001, may continue to retain and use 
        those accounts in accordance with their lending agreements for 
        the full term of those agreements. 
           (e) Local lenders, including applicants local government 
        units designating themselves as the local lender, may enter into 
        participation agreements with other lenders. 
           (f) Local lenders may also enter into contracts with other 
        lenders for the limited purposes of loan review, processing and 
        servicing, or to enter into loan agreements with borrowers to 
        finance projects under this section.  Other lenders entering 
        into contracts with local lenders under this section must meet 
        the definition of local lender in subdivision 4, must comply 
        with all provisions of the lender agreement and this section, 
        and must guarantee repayment of the loan funds to the local 
        lender.  In no case may there be more than one local lender per 
        county or more than one revolving fund per county. 
           (g) When required by the local government unit, a local 
        lender must withhold all or a portion of the loan disbursement 
        for a project until notified by the local government unit that 
        the project has been satisfactorily completed. 
           (h) The local lender is responsible for repaying all funds 
        provided by the commissioner to the local lender. 
           (i) The local lender is responsible for collecting 
        repayments from borrowers.  If a borrower defaults on a loan 
        issued by the local lender, it is the responsibility of the 
        local lender to obtain repayment from the borrower.  Default on 
        the part of borrowers shall have no effect on the local lender's 
        responsibility to repay its obligations to the commissioner 
        whether or not the local lender fully recovers defaulted amounts 
        from borrowers. 
           (j) The local lender shall provide sufficient collateral or 
        protection to the commissioner for the funds provided to the 
        local lender.  The commissioner must approve the collateral or 
        protection provided. 
           Subd. 11.  [LOANS ISSUED TO BORROWER ELIGIBILITY; TERMS; 
        REPAYMENT; RECISION.] (a) Local lenders shall use the following 
        criteria in addition to other criteria they deem necessary in 
        determining the eligibility of borrowers for loans: 
           (1) whether the activity is certified by a local unit of 
        government may issue loans only for projects that are approved 
        and certified by the local government unit as meeting priority 
        needs identified in a comprehensive water management plan and is 
        or other local planning documents, are in compliance with 
        accepted practices, standards, specifications, or criteria; 
           (2) whether the activity is certified as, and are eligible 
        for financing under Environmental Protection Agency or other 
        applicable guidelines; and 
           (3) whether the repayment is assured from the borrower. 
           (b) The local lender may use any additional criteria 
        considered necessary to determine the eligibility of borrowers 
        for loans. 
           (c) Local lenders shall set the terms and conditions of 
        loans to borrowers, except that: 
           (1) no loan to an individual a borrower may exceed $50,000; 
           (2) no loan for a project may exceed $50,000; and 
           (3) no borrower shall, at any time, have multiple loans 
        from this program with a total outstanding loan balance of more 
        than $50,000.  In all instances, local lenders must provide for 
        sufficient collateral or protection for the loan principal.  
        They are responsible for collecting repayments by borrowers.  
           (c) The local lender is responsible for repaying the 
        principal of a loan to the commissioner.  The terms of repayment 
        will be identified in the lender agreement.  If defaults occur, 
        it is the responsibility of the local lender to obtain repayment 
        from the borrower.  Default on the part of individual borrowers 
        shall have no effect on the local lender's responsibility to 
        repay its loan from the commissioner whether or not the local 
        lender fully recovers defaulted amounts from individual 
        borrowers.  For revolving loan programs established under 
        subdivision 10, paragraph (c), the lender agreement must provide 
        that: 
           (1) repayment of principal to the commissioner must begin 
        no later than ten years after the date of the lender agreement 
        and must be repaid in full no later than 20 years after the date 
        of the lender agreement; 
           (2) after the initial ten-year period, the local lender 
        shall not write any additional loans, and any existing principal 
        balance held by the local lender shall be immediately repaid to 
        the commissioner; 
           (3) after the initial ten-year period, all principal 
        received by the local lender from borrowers shall be repaid to 
        the commissioner as it is received; and 
           (4) the applicant shall report to the commissioner annually 
        regarding the past and intended uses of the money in the 
        revolving loan program. 
           (d) Continued availability of the allocation granted in the 
        lender agreement is contingent upon commissioner approval of the 
        annual report.  The commissioner shall review the annual report 
        to ensure the past and future uses of the funds are consistent 
        with the comprehensive water management plan and the lender 
        agreement.  If the commissioner concludes the past or intended 
        uses of the money are not consistent with the comprehensive 
        water management plan or the lender agreement, the commissioner 
        shall rescind the allocation granted under the lender agreement. 
        Such recision shall result in termination of available 
        allocation, the immediate repayment of any unencumbered funds 
        held by the local lender in a revolving loan fund, and the 
        repayment of the principal portion of loan repayments to the 
        commissioner as they are received.  The lender agreement shall 
        reflect the commissioner's rights under this paragraph. 
           (e) A local lender shall receive certification from local 
        government unit staff that a project has been satisfactorily 
        completed prior to releasing the final loan disbursement. 
           (d) The maximum term length for conservation tillage and 
        individual sewage treatment system projects is five years.  The 
        maximum term length for other projects in this paragraph is ten 
        years. 
           (e) Fees charged at the time of closing must: 
           (1) be in compliance with normal and customary practices of 
        the local lender; 
           (2) be in accordance with published fee schedules issued by 
        the local lender; 
           (3) not be based on participation program; and 
           (4) be consistent with fees charged other similar types of 
        loans offered by the local lender. 
           (f) The interest rate assessed to an outstanding loan 
        balance by the local lender must not exceed three percent per 
        year. 
           Subd. 11a.  [ELIGIBLE PROJECTS.] All projects that 
        remediate or mitigate adverse environmental impacts are eligible 
        if: 
           (1) the project is eligible under the allocation agreement 
        and funding sources designated by the local government unit to 
        finance the project; and 
           (2) manure management projects remediate or mitigate 
        impacts from facilities with less than 1,000 animal units as 
        defined in Minnesota Rules, chapter 7020. 
           Subd. 12.  [DATA PRIVACY.] The following data on applicants 
        local government units, local lenders, or borrowers collected by 
        the commissioner under this section are private for data on 
        individuals as provided in section 13.02, subdivision 12, or 
        nonpublic for data not on individuals as provided in section 
        13.02, subdivision 9:  financial information, including, but not 
        limited to, credit reports, financial statements, tax returns 
        and net worth calculations received or prepared by the 
        commissioner. 
           Subd. 13.  [ESTABLISHMENT OF ACCOUNT.] The public 
        facilities authority shall establish an account called the 
        agriculture best management practices revolving fund account to 
        provide loans and other forms of financial assistance authorized 
        under section 446A.07.  The fund account must be credited with 
        repayments. 
           Subd. 14.  [FEES AND INTEREST.] (a) Origination fees 
        charged directly to borrowers by local lenders upon executing a 
        loan shall not exceed one-half of one percent of the loan 
        amount.  Interest assessed to loan repayments by the local 
        lender must not exceed three percent.  
           (b) The local lender shall create a principal account to 
        which the principal portions of individual borrower loan 
        repayments will be credited. 
           (c) Any interest earned on outstanding loan balances not 
        separated as repayments are received and before the principal 
        amounts are deposited in the principal account shall be added to 
        the principal portion of the loan to the local lender and must 
        be paid to the commissioner when the principal is due under the 
        lender agreement. 
           (d) Any interest earned on the principal account must be 
        added to the principal portion of the loan to the local lender 
        and must be paid to the commissioner when the principal is due 
        under the lender agreement. 
           Subd. 15.  [COMMISSIONER'S REPORT.] (a) The commissioner 
        and chair shall prepare and submit a report to the house of 
        representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over the 
        environment, natural resources, and agriculture by October 15 of 
        each odd-numbered year. 
           (b) The report shall include, but need not be limited to, 
        matters such as loan allocations and uses, the extent to which 
        the financial assistance is helping implement local water and 
        other environmental planning priorities, the integration or 
        coordination that has occurred with related programs, and other 
        matters deemed pertinent to the implementation of the program. 
           Subd. 16.  [LIENS AGAINST PROPERTY.] (a) Unless a county 
        determines otherwise, at the time of the disbursement of funds 
        on a loan to a borrower under this section, the principal 
        balance due plus accrued interest on the principal balance as 
        provided by this section becomes a lien in favor of the county 
        making the loan upon the real property on which the project is 
        located.  The lien must be first and prior to all other liens 
        against the property, including state tax liens, whether filed 
        before or after the placing of a lien under this subdivision, 
        except liens for special assessments by the county under 
        applicable special assessments laws, which liens shall be of 
        equal rank with the lien created under this subdivision.  A lien 
        in favor of the county shall be first and prior as provided in 
        this subdivision only if the county making the loan gives 
        written notice of the intent to make the loan under this 
        subdivision to all other persons having a recorded interest in 
        the real property subject to the lien, no less than 30 days 
        prior to the disbursement of the funds, and receives an 
        agreement to subordinate superior lien positions held by all 
        other lenders having a recorded interest in the real property 
        subject to the lien.  This lien and subordination agreement must 
        be recorded against the real estate in the county recorder's 
        office or filed with the registrar of titles for the county or 
        counties in which the property is located.  The county may bill 
        amounts due on the loan on the tax statement for the property.  
        Enforcement of the lien created by this subdivision shall, at 
        the county's option, be in the manner set forth in chapter 580 
        or 581.  When the amount due plus interest has been paid, the 
        county shall file a satisfaction of the lien created under this 
        subdivision.  The amount of loans and accruing interest made by 
        counties acting as local lenders under this section is a lien 
        against the real property for which the improvement was made and 
        must be assessed against the property or properties benefited 
        unless the amount is prepaid.  An amount loaned under the 
        program and its accruing interest assessed against the property 
        is a priority lien only against subsequent liens. 
           (b) The county may bill amounts due on the loan on the tax 
        statement for the property.  Enforcement of the lien created by 
        this subdivision must, at the county's option, be in the manner 
        set forth in chapter 580 or 581.  When the amount due and all 
        interest has been paid, the county shall file a satisfaction of 
        the lien created under this subdivision. 
           (b) (c) A county may also secure amounts due on a loan 
        under this section by taking a purchase money security interest 
        in equipment in accordance with chapter 336, article 9, and may 
        enforce the purchase money security interest in accordance with 
        chapters 336, article 9, and 565. 
           Subd. 17.  [REFERENDUM EXEMPTION.] For the purpose of 
        obtaining a loan from the commissioner, a local government unit 
        acting as a local lender may provide to the commissioner its 
        general obligation note.  All obligations incurred by a local 
        government unit in obtaining a loan from the commissioner must 
        be in accordance with chapter 475, except that so long as the 
        obligations are issued to evidence a loan from the commissioner 
        to the local government unit, an election is not required to 
        authorize the obligations issued, and the amount of the 
        obligations shall not be included in determining the net 
        indebtedness of the local government unit under the provisions 
        of any law or chapter limiting the indebtedness. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, 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 agricultural 
        fund and credited to the Eurasian wild pigs account and are 
        appropriated to the commissioner for the purposes of this 
        section general fund. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.53, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY.] (a) Except as provided 
        in paragraph (b), "agricultural commodity" means any 
        agricultural product, including, without limitation, animals and 
        animal products, grown, raised, produced, or fed within 
        Minnesota for use as food, feed, seed, or any industrial or 
        chemurgic purpose. 
           (b) For wheat and, barley, and cultivated wild 
        rice, "agricultural commodity" means wheat and, barley, and 
        cultivated wild rice including, without limitation, wheat and, 
        barley, and cultivated wild rice grown or produced within or 
        outside Minnesota, for use as food, feed, seed, or any 
        industrial or chemurgic purpose.  
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.53, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [FIRST PURCHASER.] (a) Except as provided in 
        paragraph (b), "first purchaser" means any person that buys 
        agricultural commodities for movement into commercial channels 
        from the producer; or any lienholder, secured party or pledgee, 
        public or private, or assignee of said lienholder, secured party 
        or pledgee, who gains title to the agricultural commodity from 
        the producer as the result of exercising any legal rights by the 
        lienholder, secured party, pledgee, or assignee thereof, 
        regardless of when the lien, security interest or pledge was 
        created and regardless of whether the first purchaser is 
        domiciled within the state or without.  "First purchaser" does 
        not mean the commodity credit corporation when a commodity is 
        used as collateral for a federal nonrecourse loan unless the 
        commissioner determines otherwise.  
           (b) For wheat and, barley, and cultivated wild rice, "first 
        purchaser" means a person who buys, receives delivery of, or 
        provides storage for the agricultural commodity from a producer 
        for movement into commercial channels; or a lienholder, secured 
        party, or pledgee, who gains title to the agricultural commodity 
        from the producers as the result of exercising any legal rights 
        by the lienholder, secured party, pledgee, or assignee, 
        regardless of when the lien, security interest, or pledge was 
        created and regardless of whether or not the first purchaser is 
        domiciled in the state.  "First purchaser" does not mean the 
        commodity credit corporation when the wheat or, barley, or 
        cultivated wild rice is used as collateral for a federal 
        nonrecourse loan unless the commissioner determines otherwise. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.53, 
        subdivision 13, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [PRODUCER.] (a) Except as provided in paragraph 
        (b), "producer" means any person who owns or operates an 
        agricultural producing or growing facility for an agricultural 
        commodity and shares in the profits and risk of loss from such 
        operation, and who grows, raises, feeds or produces the 
        agricultural commodity in Minnesota during the current or 
        preceding marketing year. 
           (b) For wheat and, barley, and cultivated wild 
        rice, "producer" means in addition to the meaning in paragraph 
        (a) and for the purpose of the payment or the refund of the 
        checkoff fee paid pursuant to sections 17.51 to 17.69 only, a 
        person who delivers into, stores within, or makes the first sale 
        of the agricultural commodity in Minnesota. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.63, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.63 [REFUND OF FEES.] 
           (a) Any producer, except a producer of potatoes in area 
        number one, as listed in section 17.54, subdivision 9, a 
        producer of wheat or barley, or a producer of paddy cultivated 
        wild rice, may, by the use of forms to be provided by the 
        commissioner and upon presentation of such proof as the 
        commissioner requires, have the checkoff fee paid pursuant to 
        sections 17.51 to 17.69 fully or partially refunded, provided 
        the checkoff fee was remitted on a timely basis.  The request 
        for refund must be received in the office of the commissioner 
        within the time specified in the promotion order following the 
        payment of the checkoff fee.  In no event shall these requests 
        for refund be accepted more often than 12 times per year.  
        Refund shall be made by the commissioner and council within 30 
        days of the request for refund provided that the checkoff fee 
        sought to be refunded has been received.  Rules governing the 
        refund of checkoff fees for all commodities shall be formulated 
        by the commissioner, shall be fully outlined in the promotion 
        order, and shall be available for the information of all 
        producers concerned with the referendum. 
           (b) The commissioner must allow partial refund requests 
        from corn producers who have checked off and must allow for 
        assignment of payment to the Minnesota corn growers association 
        if the Minnesota corn research and promotion council requests 
        such action by the commissioner.  
           (c) The Minnesota corn research and promotion council shall 
        not elect to impose membership on any individual producer not 
        requesting a partial refund or assignment of payment to the 
        association. 
           (d) For any wheat or, barley, or cultivated wild rice for 
        which the checkoff fee must be paid pursuant to sections 17.51 
        to 17.69 and for which a checkoff fee or fee that serves a 
        comparable purpose in a jurisdiction outside Minnesota had been 
        previously paid for the same wheat or, barley, or cultivated 
        wild rice, the producer of the wheat or, barley, or cultivated 
        wild rice is exempt from payment of the checkoff fee.  The 
        commissioner, in consultation with the wheat research and 
        promotion council and, barley research and promotion 
        council, and cultivated wild rice research and promotion 
        council, shall determine jurisdictions outside of Minnesota 
        which collect a checkoff fee or fee that serves a comparable 
        purpose.  In order to qualify for the exemption, the producer 
        must demonstrate to the first purchaser that a checkoff fee or 
        fee has been paid to such a jurisdiction. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.85, is 
        amended to read: 
           17.85 [LABORATORY SERVICES ACCOUNT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ACCOUNT.] A laboratory services account is 
        established in the agricultural fund.  Payments for laboratory 
        services performed by the laboratory services division of the 
        department of agriculture must be deposited in the 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. 
           Subd. 2.  [AGRICULTURE LABORATORY.] The agriculture 
        laboratory exists to provide analytical and technical services 
        in support of agency programs that protect and enhance the 
        states' agriculture, environment, and food chain.  The 
        laboratory may provide analytical and technical services for a 
        fee to any public or private entity as requested or required to 
        meet department objectives in support of Minnesota agriculture 
        and a national food safety system. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17A.03, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [LIVESTOCK DEALER.] "Livestock dealer" means any 
        person, including a packing company, engaged in the business of 
        buying or selling livestock on a regular basis for the person's 
        own account or for the account of others.  
           "Livestock dealer" does not include:  
           (a) persons licensed under section 28A.04 who are primarily 
        engaged in the sale of meats at retail and persons operating as 
        frozen food processing plants as defined in section 31.185; and 
           (b) persons engaged in the business of farming, when 
        purchasing livestock for breeding or herd replacement purposes 
        or feeding programs, and when selling the livestock they have 
        owned and raised, fed out or fattened for slaughter in their 
        specific farming program. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, 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 17B.22, 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.  
           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 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. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18B.01, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 26a.  [SCHOOL PEST MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR.] "School 
        pest management coordinator" means a person employed by a 
        Minnesota kindergarten through 12th grade public school who is 
        responsible for the school's pest management plans and 
        implementation of pest management at the school, including the 
        application of pesticides to the inside or outdoor property of 
        the school.  
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective January 1, 2002.
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18B.065, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [WASTE PESTICIDE COLLECTION ACCOUNT; 
        APPROPRIATION.] A waste pesticide account is established in 
        the state treasury agricultural fund.  Assessments collected 
        under subdivision 2 shall be deposited in the state treasury and 
        credited to the waste pesticide account.  Money in the account 
        is appropriated to the commissioner to pay for costs incurred to 
        implement the waste pesticide collection program. 
           Sec. 36.  [18B.095] [PESTICIDE APPLICATION IN SCHOOLS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORIZED APPLICATORS.] To the extent 
        authorized under this chapter, application of a pesticide to the 
        inside or outdoor property of a Minnesota kindergarten through 
        12th grade public school must be performed by a: 
           (1) structural pest control applicator; 
           (2) commercial or noncommercial pesticide applicator with 
        appropriate use category certification; or 
           (3) school pest management coordinator or a school employee 
        with school pest management knowledge. 
           Subd. 2.  [EXEMPTION.] Pesticides determined by the 
        commissioner to be sanitizers or disinfectants are exempt from 
        subdivision 1. 
           Subd. 3.  [REGISTRY AND INFORMATION.] The commissioner, in 
        consultation with the departments of health; administration; and 
        children, families, and learning; the University of Minnesota 
        Extension Service; the Minnesota School Boards Association; and 
        other persons as necessary and appropriate, must: 
           (1) establish and maintain a registry of school pest 
        management coordinators; and 
           (2) provide information on a regular and periodic basis to 
        school pest management coordinators on pest management 
        techniques and programs, including model school policies; proper 
        pesticide use, storage, handling, and disposal; and other 
        relevant pesticide and pest management information. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective August 1, 2002. 
           Sec. 37.  [18B.345] [PESTICIDE APPLICATION ON GOLF 
        COURSES.] 
           (a) Application of a pesticide to the property of a golf 
        course must be performed by: 
           (1) a structural pest control applicator; 
           (2) a commercial or noncommercial pesticide applicator with 
        appropriate use certification; or 
           (3) an aquatic pest control applicator. 
           (b) Pesticides determined by the commissioner to be 
        sanitizers and disinfectants are exempt from the requirements in 
        paragraph (a). 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective January 1, 2002.
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18E.04, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PAYMENT OF CORRECTIVE ACTION COSTS.] (a) On 
        request by an eligible person, the board may pay the eligible 
        person for the reasonable and necessary cash disbursements for 
        corrective action costs incurred by the eligible person as 
        provided under subdivision 4 if the board determines: 
           (1) the eligible person pays the first $1,000 of the 
        corrective action costs; 
           (2) the eligible person provides the board with a sworn 
        affidavit and other convincing evidence that the eligible person 
        is unable to pay additional corrective action costs; 
           (3) the eligible person continues to assume responsibility 
        for carrying out the requirements of corrective action orders 
        issued to the eligible person or that are in effect; and 
           (4) the incident was reported as required in chapters 18B, 
        18C, and 18D.; and 
           (5) the eligible person submits an application for payment 
        or reimbursement to the department within three years of (i) 
        incurring eligible corrective action costs, or (ii) approval of 
        a corrective action report, whichever is later. 
           (b) The eligible person must submit an application for 
        payment or reimbursement of eligible cost incurred prior to the 
        effective date of this subdivision no later than June 1, 2004. 
           (b) (c) An eligible person is not eligible for payment or 
        reimbursement and must refund amounts paid or reimbursed by the 
        board if false statements or misrepresentations are made in the 
        affidavit or other evidence submitted to the commissioner to 
        show an inability to pay corrective action costs.  
           (c) (d) The board may pay the eligible person and one or 
        more designees by multiparty check. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18E.04, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [REIMBURSEMENT PAYMENTS.] (a) The board shall pay 
        a person that is eligible for reimbursement or payment under 
        subdivisions 1, 2, and 3 from the agricultural chemical response 
        and reimbursement account for:  
           (1) 90 percent of the total reasonable and necessary 
        corrective action costs greater than $1,000 and less than or 
        equal to $100,000 $200,000; 
           (2) 100 percent of the total reasonable and necessary 
        corrective action costs greater than $100,000 but less than or 
        equal to $200,000; 
           (3) 80 percent of the total reasonable and necessary 
        corrective action costs greater than $200,000 but less than or 
        equal to $300,000; and 
           (4) (3) 60 percent of the total reasonable and necessary 
        corrective action costs greater than $300,000 but less than or 
        equal to $350,000.  
           (b) A reimbursement or payment may not be made until the 
        board has determined that the costs are reasonable and are for a 
        reimbursement of the costs that were actually incurred. 
           (c) The board may make periodic payments or reimbursements 
        as corrective action costs are incurred upon receipt of invoices 
        for the corrective action costs. 
           (d) Money in the agricultural chemical response and 
        reimbursement account is appropriated to the commissioner to 
        make payments and reimbursements directed by the board under 
        this subdivision.  
           (e) The board may not make reimbursement greater than the 
        maximum allowed under paragraph (a) for all incidents on a 
        single site which: 
           (1) were not reported at the time of release but were 
        discovered and reported after July 1, 1989; and 
           (2) may have occurred prior to July 1, 1989, as determined 
        by the commissioner. 
           (f) The board may only reimburse an eligible person for 
        separate incidents within a single site if the commissioner 
        determines that each incident is completely separate and 
        distinct in respect of location within the single site or time 
        of occurrence. 
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 18E.04, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [REIMBURSEMENT OR PAYMENT DECISIONS.] (a) The 
        board may issue a letter of intent on whether a person is 
        eligible for payment or reimbursement.  The letter is not 
        binding on the board. 
           (b) The board must issue an order granting or denying a 
        request within 30 days following the board meeting at which the 
        board votes to grant or deny a request for reimbursement or for 
        payment under subdivision 1, 2, or 3. 
           (c) After an initial request is made for reimbursement, 
        notwithstanding subdivisions 1 to 4, the board may deny 
        additional requests for reimbursement. 
           (d) An eligible person adversely affected by the board's 
        disapproval of a reimbursement or payment application under 
        paragraph (b) or a partial reimbursement under subdivision 3 
        may, within 60 days of receipt of the board's order, request a 
        hearing of determination before the board.  A request for a 
        hearing must be made in writing and specify the grounds for the 
        request. 
           (e) Within 30 days of the receipt of a request for hearing 
        under paragraph (d), the eligible person must be notified either 
        as to the date of the hearing for determination or of the denial 
        of the request for a hearing.  A hearing must be scheduled 
        immediately following the next regularly scheduled board meeting 
        as determined by the notification letter.  
           (f) If a dispute related to the disapproval of a 
        reimbursement is not resolved after a hearing under paragraph 
        (e) or if a request is denied, the eligible person may appeal 
        the decision as a contested case hearing under chapter 14.  A 
        request for a contested case hearing must be submitted in 
        writing to the board within 30 days of the date of the hearing 
        or within 30 days of the receipt of notification of denial of 
        the hearing request under paragraph (e). 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 21.85, 
        subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 12.  [SERVICE TESTING AND IDENTIFICATION.] The 
        commissioner shall provide for purity and germination tests of 
        seeds and identification of seeds and plants for farmers, 
        dealers, and others, and may establish and collect fees for 
        testing and identification shall establish schedules to recover 
        the cost of services provided.  Money collected must be 
        deposited in the laboratory services account in the agricultural 
        fund.  
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 27.041, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [LICENSES.] (a) The license, or a certified copy 
        of the license, must be kept posted in the office of the 
        licensee at each place within the state where the licensee 
        transacts business.  A wholesale produce dealer may not appoint, 
        delegate, or authorize a person, firm, or company to purchase 
        produce unless a certified copy, identification card, or truck 
        decal has been issued at the request of the wholesale produce 
        dealer to that person, firm, or company acting as the buyer or 
        agent.  
           (b) A license expires June 30 following its issuance and 
        must be renewed July 1 of each year.  
           (c) A license issued under this subdivision is 
        automatically void upon the termination of the surety bond 
        covering the licensed operation.  
           (d) The fee for each license must include a $50 $75 
        registration fee and an additional fee of .025 .045 percent of 
        the total annual dollar amount of produce purchased the previous 
        year from sellers within the state of Minnesota subject to this 
        chapter.  Fees may not exceed $1,500 $2,000 per license.  In 
        addition, a fee of $20 shall be charged for each certified copy 
        of a license, $5 for each license identification card, and $10 
        for each license identification truck decal.  
           (e) A penalty amounting to ten percent of the fees due may 
        be imposed by the commissioner for each month for which the fees 
        are delinquent.  
           (f) A licensee who sells, disposes of, or discontinues the 
        licensee's business during the lifetime of a license shall, at 
        the time the action is taken, notify the commissioner in 
        writing, and upon demand produce before the commissioner a full 
        statement of all assets and liabilities as of the date of 
        transfer or discontinuance of the business.  
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 28A.04, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION; DATE OF ISSUANCE.] (a) No 
        person shall engage in the business of manufacturing, 
        processing, selling, handling, or storing food without having 
        first obtained from the commissioner a license for doing such 
        business.  Applications for such license shall be made to the 
        commissioner in such manner and time as required and upon such 
        forms as provided by the commissioner and shall contain the name 
        and address of the applicant, address or description of each 
        place of business, and the nature of the business to be 
        conducted at each place, and such other pertinent information as 
        the commissioner may require. 
           (b) A retail or wholesale food handler license shall be 
        issued for the period July 1 to June 30 following and shall be 
        renewed thereafter by the licensee on or before July 1 each 
        year, except that licenses for all mobile food concession units 
        and retail mobile units shall be issued for the period April 1 
        to March 31, and shall be renewed thereafter by the licensee on 
        or before April 1 each year.  A license for a food broker or for 
        a food processor or manufacturer shall be issued for the period 
        January 1 to December 31 following and shall be renewed 
        thereafter by the licensee on or before January 1 of each year, 
        except that a license for a wholesale food processor or 
        manufacturer operating only at the state fair shall be issued 
        for the period July 1 to June 30 following and shall be renewed 
        thereafter by the licensee on or before July 1 of each year.  A 
        penalty for a late renewal shall be assessed in accordance with 
        section 28A.08. 
           (c) A person applying for a new license up to 14 calendar 
        days before the effective date of the new license period under 
        paragraph (b) must be issued a license for the 14 days and the 
        next license year as a single license and pay a single license 
        fee as if the 14 days were part of the upcoming license period. 
           Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, 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 must enter into agreements before January 1, 
        2001, with local boards of health to delegate 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.  At the request of a local board of 
        health that licensed and inspected part of any grocery or 
        convenience store on January 1, 1999, the commissioner must 
        enter into agreements before July 1, 2001, with local boards of 
        health to delegate 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.  
        At any time thereafter, the commissioner may enter into an 
        agreement with a local board of health that licensed and 
        inspected all or part of any grocery or convenience store on 
        January 1, 1999, to delegate 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. 
           (c) A fee to recover the estimated costs of enforcement of 
        this chapter must be established by ordinance and must be fair, 
        reasonable, and proportionate to the actual cost of the 
        licensing and inspection services.  The fee must only be 
        maintained and used for the estimated costs of enforcing this 
        chapter.  
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 28A.0752, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           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. 
           Sec. 46.  [28A.082] [FOOD HANDLER PLAN REVIEW FEES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [FEES; APPLICATION.] The fees for review of 
        food handler facility floor plans under the Minnesota Food Code 
        are based upon the square footage of the structure being newly 
        constructed, remodeled, or converted.  The fees for the review 
        shall be: 
           square footage .. review fee 
           0 - 4,999 .......... $156.25 
           5,000 - 24,999 ..... $218.75 
           25,000 plus ........ $343.75 
           The applicant must submit the required fee, review 
        application, plans, equipment specifications, materials lists, 
        and other required information on forms supplied by the 
        department at least 30 days prior to commencement of 
        construction, remodeling, or conversion. 
           Subd. 2.  [FOOD HANDLER PLAN REVIEW ACCOUNT; 
        APPROPRIATION.] A food handler plan review account is created in 
        the agricultural fund.  Fees paid under subdivision 1 must be 
        deposited in the food handler plan review account.  Money in the 
        account, including interest accrued, is appropriated to the 
        commissioner for the costs of the food handler plan review 
        program.  
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 28A.085, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DEPOSIT FOOD HANDLER REINSPECTION ACCOUNT; 
        APPROPRIATION.] A food handler reinspection account is 
        established in the agricultural fund.  All reinspection fees and 
        assessments collected must be deposited in the state treasury 
        and are credited to an account in the special revenue fund the 
        food handler reinspection account.  Money in the account, 
        including interest accrued, is appropriated to the commissioner 
        to pay the expenses relating to reinspections conducted under 
        the chapters listed in subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 29.22, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [FEE.] In addition to the annual food handler's 
        license, required under section 28A.04, there is an annual 
        inspection fee applicable to every person who engages in the 
        business of buying for resale, selling, or trading in eggs 
        except a retail grocer who sells eggs previously candled and 
        graded.  The fee must be computed on the basis of the number of 
        cases of shell eggs handled at each place of business during the 
        highest volume month of each licensing year.  If a given lot of 
        eggs is moved from one location of business to a second location 
        of business and the food handler's license is held by the same 
        person at both locations, the given lot of eggs must be counted 
        in determining the volume of business on which the inspection 
        fee is based at the first location of business but must not 
        enter into the computation of volume of business for the second 
        location.  For the purpose of determining fees, "case" means one 
        of 30 dozen capacity.  The schedule of fees is as follows: 
        HIGHEST VOLUME OF CASES EACH                 FEE    
        LICENSING YEAR     
           1 -     50                               $ 10 $ 12.50 
          51 -    100                               $ 25 $ 31.25 
         101 -   1000                               $ 50 $ 62.50 
        1001 -   2000                               $ 75 $ 93.75 
        2001 -   4000                               $100 $125.00 
        4001 -   6000                               $125 $156.25 
        6001 -   8000                               $150 $187.50 
        8001 - 10,000                               $200 $250.00 
          OVER 10,000                               $250 $312.00 
           Each person subject to the inspection fee in this section 
        shall, under the direction of the commissioner, keep records 
        necessary to accurately determine the volume of shell eggs on 
        which the inspection fee is due and shall prepare annually a 
        written report of the volume upon forms supplied by the 
        commissioner.  This report, together with the required 
        inspection fee, must be filed with the department on or before 
        the last day of May of each year.  
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 29.23, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [EQUIPMENT.] The commissioner shall also by rule 
        provide for minimum plant and equipment requirements for 
        candling, grading, handling and storing eggs, and shall define 
        candling.  Equipment in use before July 1, 1991, that does not 
        meet the design and fabrication requirements of this chapter may 
        remain in use if it is in good repair, capable of being 
        maintained in a sanitary condition, and capable of maintaining a 
        temperature of 50 45 degrees Fahrenheit (10 7 degrees Celsius) 
        or less. 
           Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 29.23, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [EGG TEMPERATURE.] Eggs must be held at a 
        temperature not to exceed 50 45 degrees Fahrenheit (10 7 degrees 
        Celsius) after being received by the egg handler except for 
        cleaning, sanitizing, grading, and further processing when they 
        must immediately be placed under refrigeration that is 
        maintained at 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius) or 
        below.  Eggs offered for retail sale must be held at a 
        temperature not to exceed 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees 
        Celsius).  After August 1, 1992, eggs offered for retail sale 
        must be held at a temperature not to exceed 45 degrees 
        Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius).  Equipment in use prior to 
        August 1, 1991, is not subject to this requirement.  
           Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 29.23, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [VEHICLE TEMPERATURE.] A vehicle used for the 
        transportation of shell eggs from a warehouse, retail store, 
        candling and grading facility, or egg holding facility must have 
        an ambient air temperature of 50 45 degrees Fahrenheit (10 7 
        degrees Celsius) or below. 
           Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 29.237, is 
        amended to read: 
           29.237 [UNIFORMITY WITH FEDERAL LAW.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [SHELL EGGS.] Federal regulations governing 
        the grading of shell eggs and United States standards, grades, 
        and weight classes for shell eggs, in effect on July 1, 
        1990 2000, as provided by Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, 
        part 56, are the grading and candling rules in this state, 
        subject to amendment by the commissioner under chapter 14, the 
        Administrative Procedure Act. 
           Subd. 2.  [INSPECTION.] Federal regulations governing the 
        inspection of eggs and egg products, in effect on May 1, 
        1990 2000, as provided by Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, 
        part 59, are the inspection of egg and egg products rules in 
        this state, subject to amendment by the commissioner under 
        chapter 14, the Administrative Procedure Act. 
           Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 31.101, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 12.  [DAIRY GRADE RULES; MANUFACTURING PLANT 
        STANDARDS.] Federal grading and inspection standards for 
        manufacturing dairy plants and products and amendments thereto 
        in effect on January 1, 2001, as provided by Code of Federal 
        Regulations, title 7, part 58, subparts B-W, are adopted as the 
        dairy grade rules and manufacturing plant standards in this 
        state. 
           Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 31.39, is 
        amended to read: 
           31.39 [ASSESSMENTS; INSPECTION SERVICES; COMMERCIAL 
        CANNERIES ACCOUNT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ASSESSMENTS.] The commissioner is hereby 
        authorized and directed to collect from each commercial cannery 
        an assessment for inspection and services furnished, and for 
        maintaining a bacteriological laboratory and employing such 
        bacteriologists and trained and qualified sanitarians as the 
        commissioner may deem necessary.  The assessment to be made on 
        each commercial cannery, for each and every packing season, 
        shall not exceed one-half cent per case on all foods packed, 
        canned, or preserved therein, nor shall the assessment in any 
        one calendar year to any one cannery exceed $3,000 $6,000, and 
        the minimum assessment to any cannery in any one calendar year 
        shall be $100.  The commissioner shall provide appropriate 
        deductions from assessments for the net weight of meat, chicken, 
        or turkey ingredients which have been inspected and passed for 
        wholesomeness by the United States Department of Agriculture.  
        The commissioner may, when the commissioner deems it advisable, 
        graduate and reduce the assessment to such sum as is required to 
        furnish the inspection and laboratory services rendered.  The 
        assessment made and the license fees, penalties, and other sums 
        so collected shall be deposited in the state treasury, as other 
        departmental receipts are deposited, but shall constitute a 
        separate account to be known as the commercial canneries 
        inspection account, which is hereby created, and together with 
        moneys now remaining in said account, set aside, and 
        appropriated as a revolving fund, to meet the expense of special 
        inspection, laboratory and other services rendered, as provided 
        in sections 31.31 to 31.392.  The amount of such the assessment 
        shall be due and payable on or before December 31, of each year, 
        and if not paid on or before February 15 following, shall bear 
        interest after that date at the rate of seven percent per annum, 
        and a penalty of ten percent on the amount of the assessment 
        shall also be added and collected. 
           Subd. 2.  [COMMERCIAL CANNERIES INSPECTION ACCOUNT; 
        APPROPRIATION.] A commercial canneries inspection account is 
        created in the agricultural fund.  The assessments collected 
        under subdivision 1 shall be deposited in the commercial 
        canneries inspection account.  Money in the account is 
        appropriated to the commissioner to meet the expense of special 
        inspection, laboratory, and other services rendered, as provided 
        in sections 31.31 to 31.392.  
           Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 31A.21, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [FEDERAL ASSISTANCE.] In its cooperative efforts, 
        the Minnesota department of agriculture may accept from the 
        United States Secretary of Agriculture (1) advisory assistance 
        in planning and otherwise developing the state program, (2) 
        technical and laboratory assistance and training, including 
        necessary curricular and instructional materials and equipment, 
        and (3) financial and other aid for the administration of the 
        program.  The Minnesota department of agriculture may spend a 
        sum for administration of this chapter equal to 50 percent of 
        the estimated total cost of the cooperative program. 
           Sec. 56.  [32.105] [MILK PROCUREMENT FEE.] 
           Each dairy plant operator within the state must pay to the 
        commissioner on or before the 18th of each month a fee of .71 
        cents per hundredweight of milk purchased the previous month.  
        If a milk producer within the state ships milk out of the state 
        for sale, the producer must pay the fee to the commissioner 
        unless the purchaser voluntarily pays the fee. 
           Producers who ship milk out of state or processors must 
        submit monthly reports as to milk purchases along with the 
        appropriate procurement fee to the commissioner.  The 
        commissioner may have access to all relevant purchase or sale 
        records as necessary to verify compliance with this section and 
        may require the producer or purchaser to produce records as 
        necessary to determine compliance. 
           The fees collected under this section must be deposited in 
        the dairy services account in the agricultural fund.  Money in 
        the account, including interest earned, is appropriated to the 
        commissioner to administer this chapter. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective for milk 
        delivered after June 30, 2001. 
           Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, 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).  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 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, the 
        penalty is the value of all milk on the contaminated load plus 
        any costs associated with the disposition of the contaminated 
        load.  Future pick-ups are prohibited until subsequent testing 
        reveals the milk is free of drug residue.  A farm inspection 
        must be completed by the plant representative and the producer 
        to determine the cause of the residue and actions required to 
        prevent future violations. 
           (2) For the second violation in a 12-month period, the 
        penalty is the value of all milk on the contaminated load plus 
        any costs associated with the disposition of the contaminated 
        load.  Future pick-ups are prohibited until subsequent testing 
        reveals the milk is free of drug residue.  A farm inspection 
        must be completed by the regulatory agency or its agent to 
        determine the cause of the residue and actions required to 
        prevent future violations. 
           (3) For the third violation in a 12-month period, the 
        penalty is the value of all milk on the contaminated load plus 
        any costs associated with the disposition of the contaminated 
        load.  Future pick-ups are prohibited until subsequent testing 
        reveals the milk is free of drug residue.  The commissioner or 
        the commissioner's agent 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.  A farm inspection must be completed by the 
        plant representative and the producer to determine the cause of 
        the residue and actions required to prevent future violations.  
        The department shall suspend the producer's permit and count the 
        violation on the producer's record.  The Grade A or 
        manufacturing grade permit must be converted to temporary status 
        for not more than 30 days during which time the producer 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.  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. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 32.392, is 
        amended to read: 
           32.392 [APPROVAL OF DAIRY PLANTS.] 
           No person shall operate a dairy plant in this state unless 
        the dairy plant, and the equipment, water supply and plumbing 
        system connected therewith shall have been first approved by the 
        commissioner and a permit issued to operate the same.  At the 
        time of filing the application for a permit, the applicant shall 
        submit to the commissioner duplicate floor plans of such plant 
        which shall show the placement of equipment, the source of water 
        supply and method of distribution, and the location of the 
        plumbing system, including the disposal of wastes.  All new 
        construction or alteration of any existing dairy plants shall be 
        made only with the approval of the commissioner and duplicate 
        plans for such construction or alteration shall be submitted to 
        the commissioner for approval.  Any permit may be revoked by the 
        commissioner for due cause after the holder of the permit has 
        been given the opportunity for a hearing, in which case the 
        holder of the permit shall be notified in writing, at least 
        seven days prior to the date of such hearing, of the time and 
        place of such hearing.  
           The fee for approval services is $45 per hour of department 
        staff time spent in the approval process.  The fees must be 
        deposited in the dairy services account in the agricultural fund.
        Money in the account, including interest earned, is appropriated 
        to the commissioner to administer this chapter. 
           Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 32.394, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [RULES.] The commissioner shall by rule 
        promulgate identity, production and processing standards for 
        milk, milk products and goat milk which are intended to bear the 
        Grade A label. 
           In the exercise of the authority to establish requirements 
        for Grade A milk, milk products and goat milk, the commissioner 
        may adopt adopts definitions, standards of identity, and 
        requirements for production and processing contained in the 
        "1999 Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance" and the "1995 Grade A 
        Condensed and Dry Milk Ordinance" of the United States 
        Department of Health and Human Services, in a manner provided 
        for and not in conflict with law. 
           Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 32.394, 
        subdivision 8a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8a.  [LABORATORY CERTIFICATION.] A laboratory, before 
        conducting a test the results of which are to be used in the 
        enforcement of requirements for distribution of milk, milk 
        products or goat milk under the Grade A label, must be certified 
        as meeting the requirements for laboratory approval that are 
        established by rule of the commissioner, and must receive a 
        permit from the commissioner.  The permit shall remain valid 
        without renewal unless suspended or revoked by the commissioner 
        for failure to comply with the requirements.  Satisfactory 
        analytical procedures and results for split samples, the nature, 
        number and frequency of which shall be in accordance with rules 
        established by the commissioner, shall be required of a 
        certified laboratory for retention of its certification and 
        permit. 
           An application for initial certification or biennial 
        recertification, or for recertification following suspension or 
        revocation of a permit shall be accompanied by a an annual fee 
        of not less than $100 nor more than $350.  The fee for each set 
        of split samples shall be not less than $25 nor more than 
        $75 based on the number of analysts approved and the number of 
        specific tests for which they are approved.  The fee is not less 
        than $150 or more than $200 for each analyst approved and not 
        less than $35 or more than $50 for each test approved.  The 
        commissioner may annually adjust assessments within the limits 
        established by this subdivision to meet the cost recovery of the 
        services required by this subdivision. 
           A certified laboratory of record on June 5, 1975 shall be 
        issued a permit without having to pay the initial certification 
        fee. 
           Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 32.394, 
        subdivision 8e, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8e.  [FARM BULK MILK PICK-UP TANKERS.] Farm bulk milk 
        pick-up tankers, milk transports, and tankers used to transport 
        milk products must be inspected and obtain a permit issued by 
        the commissioner annually by July 1.  The owner or operator must 
        pay a $25 permit fee per tanker to the commissioner.  The 
        commissioner may appoint such persons as the commissioner deems 
        qualified to make inspections. 
           Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 32.415, is 
        amended to read: 
           32.415 [MILK FOR MANUFACTURING; QUALITY STANDARDS.] 
           (a) The commissioner may adopt rules to provide uniform 
        quality standards, and producers of milk used for manufacturing 
        purposes shall conform to the standards contained in Subparts B, 
        C, D, E, and F of the United States Department of Agriculture 
        Consumer and Marketing Service Recommended Requirements for Milk 
        for Manufacturing Purposes and its Production and Processing, 
        Vol. 37 Federal Register, No. 68, Part II, April 7, 1972, as 
        revised through March 1, 1997 November 12, 1996, except that the 
        commissioner shall develop methods by which producers can comply 
        with the standards without violation of religious beliefs.  
           (b) The commissioner shall perform or contract for the 
        performance of the inspections necessary to implement this 
        section or shall certify dairy industry personnel to perform the 
        inspections.  
           (c) The commissioner and other employees of the department 
        shall make every reasonable effort to assist producers in 
        achieving the milk quality standards at minimum cost and to use 
        the experience and expertise of the University of Minnesota and 
        the agricultural extension service to assist producers in 
        achieving the milk quality standards in the most cost-effective 
        manner.  
           (d) The commissioner shall consult with producers, 
        processors, and others involved in the dairy industry in order 
        to prepare for the implementation of this section including 
        development of informational and educational materials, 
        meetings, and other methods of informing producers about the 
        implementation of standards under this section. 
           Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 32.475, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [MINNESOTA GRADES.] It is unlawful to sell, offer 
        or expose for sale, or have in possession with intent to sell 
        any butter at retail unless it has been graded and labeled with 
        such grades as follows: 
           (a) Grade, Minnesota, AA -- 93 score U.S. Grade AA 
           (b) Grade, Minnesota, A -- 92 score U.S. Grade A 
           (c) Grade, Minnesota, B -- 90 score U.S. Grade B 
           (d) Grade, Minnesota, undergrade -- all butter below 
        Minnesota B.  
           For the purposes of this section "sale at retail" shall 
        include all sales to a restaurant or eating establishment that 
        serves butter to its patrons or that uses butter in the 
        preparation of any food which is served to its patrons. 
           Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 32.70, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [SELECTED CLASS I DAIRY PRODUCTS.] "Selected 
        class I dairy products" means milk for human consumption in 
        fluid form and all other class I dairy products as defined by 
        the Upper Midwest Milk Marketing Order, Code of Federal 
        Regulations, title 7, part 1068.40 1030.40, or successor orders. 
           Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 32.70, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [SELECTED CLASS II DAIRY PRODUCTS.] "Selected 
        class II dairy products" means milk for human consumption 
        processed into fluid cream, eggnog, yogurt, and all other class 
        II dairy products as defined by the Upper Midwest Milk Marketing 
        Order, Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, part 1068.40 
        1030.40, or successor orders. 
           Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 34.07, is 
        amended to read: 
           34.07 [BEVERAGE INSPECTION FUND ACCOUNT; APPROPRIATION.] 
           A beverage inspection account is created in the 
        agricultural fund.  All fees and fines collected hereunder by 
        the commissioner, together with all fines paid for the violation 
        of the provisions of sections 34.02 to 34.11, shall be paid into 
        the state treasury and credited to the beverage inspection fund, 
        hereby created.  The money so derived is hereby appropriated to 
        compensate for and meet the expense of inspection and 
        supervision, as provided for in sections 34.02 to 34.11.  The 
        money so collected and appropriated shall be expended by the 
        commissioner for inspection, supervisions, publications, short 
        courses, and such other activities as in the commissioner's 
        judgment may be necessary, not inconsistent with the provisions 
        of sections 34.02 to 34.11 under this chapter shall be credited 
        to the beverage inspection account.  Money in the account is 
        appropriated to the commissioner for inspection and supervision 
        under this chapter. 
           Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 41B.025, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] There is created a public 
        body corporate and politic to be known as the "Minnesota rural 
        finance authority," which shall perform the governmental 
        functions and exercise the sovereign powers delegated to it in 
        sections 41B.01 to 41B.23 and chapter 41C in furtherance of the 
        public policies and purposes declared in section 41B.01.  The 
        board of the authority consists of the commissioners of 
        agriculture, commerce, trade and economic development, and 
        finance, the state auditor, and six public members appointed by 
        the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.  The 
        state auditor may designate one staff member to serve in the 
        auditor's place.  No public member may reside within the 
        metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 
        2.  Each member shall hold office until a successor has been 
        appointed and has qualified.  A certificate of appointment or 
        reappointment of any member is conclusive evidence of the proper 
        appointment of the member. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 41B.03, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ELIGIBILITY FOR RESTRUCTURED LOAN.] In addition 
        to the eligibility requirements of subdivision 1, a prospective 
        borrower for a restructured loan must:  
           (1) have received at least 50 percent of average annual 
        gross income from farming for the past three years or, for 
        homesteaded property, received at least 40 percent of average 
        gross income from farming in the past three years, and farming 
        must be the principal occupation of the borrower; 
           (2) have a debt-to-asset ratio equal to or greater than 50 
        percent and in determining this ratio, the assets must be valued 
        at their current market value; 
           (3) have projected annual expenses, including operating 
        expenses, family living, and interest expenses after the 
        restructuring, that do not exceed 95 percent of the borrower's 
        projected annual income considering prior production history and 
        projected prices for farm production, except that the authority 
        may reduce the 95 percent requirement if it finds that other 
        significant factors in the loan application support the making 
        of the loan; 
           (4) (3) demonstrate substantial difficulty in meeting 
        projected annual expenses without restructuring the loan; and 
           (5) (4) must have a total net worth, including assets and 
        liabilities of the borrower's spouse and dependents, of less 
        than $400,000 in 1999 and an amount in subsequent years which is 
        adjusted for inflation by multiplying $400,000 by the cumulative 
        inflation rate as determined by the United States All-Items 
        Consumer Price Index. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 69.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 41B.043, 
        subdivision 1b, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1b.  [LOAN PARTICIPATION.] The authority may 
        participate in an agricultural improvement loan with an eligible 
        lender to a farmer who meets the requirements of section 41B.03, 
        subdivision 1, clauses (1) and (2), and who are actively engaged 
        in farming.  Participation is limited to 45 percent of the 
        principal amount of the loan or $100,000 $125,000, whichever is 
        less.  The interest rates and repayment terms of the authority's 
        participation interest may be different than the interest rates 
        and repayment terms of the lender's retained portion of the loan.
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 41B.043, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SPECIFICATIONS.] No direct loan may exceed 
        $35,000 or $125,000 for a loan participation or be made to 
        refinance an existing debt.  Each direct loan and participation 
        must be secured by a mortgage on real property and such other 
        security as the authority may require. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 71.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 41B.046, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The authority shall establish 
        and implement a value-added agricultural product loan program to 
        help farmers finance the purchase of stock in a cooperative that 
        is proposing to build or purchase and operate an agricultural 
        product processing facility or already owns and operates an 
        agricultural product processing facility. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 72.  [84.0261] [DISPOSITION OF REIMBURSEMENT FROM 
        NATURAL DISASTERS.] 
           Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, money 
        received by the commissioner of natural resources as 
        reimbursement for damages, losses, or service costs incurred 
        because of a natural disaster shall be deposited in the special 
        revenue fund and are appropriated to the commissioner to 
        accomplish the goals of those programs from which funds were 
        diverted in response to the natural disaster. 
           Sec. 73.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0887, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM CONTENT.] The commissioner shall 
        operate youth Minnesota Conservation Corps programs which may 
        include summer youth programs and year-round young adult 
        programs.  The commissioner shall insure that youths in all 
        parts of the state have an equal opportunity for employment and 
        that equal numbers of male and female youth are selected for the 
        summer programs.  Youth corps members must be 15 to 18 years old 
        and young adult corps members must be 18 to 26 years 
        old.  Minnesota Conservation Corps members are not public 
        employees under chapter 43A or 179A.  Youth Minnesota 
        Conservation Corps programs may provide services that include 
        but are not limited to the following: 
           (1) conservation, rehabilitation, and the improvement of 
        wildlife habitat, prairie, parks, and recreational areas; 
           (2) urban and rural revitalization, historical and cultural 
        site preservation, and reforestation of both urban and rural 
        areas; 
           (3) fish culture, wildlife habitat maintenance and 
        improvement, and other fishery assistance; 
           (4) road and trail development, maintenance, and 
        improvement; 
           (5) erosion, flood, drought, and storm damage assistance 
        and controls; 
           (6) stream, lake, waterfront harbor, and port improvement; 
           (7) wetlands protection and pollution control; 
           (8) insect, disease, rodent, and fire prevention and 
        control; 
           (9) the improvement of abandoned railroad beds and 
        rights-of-way; 
           (10) energy conservation projects, renewable resource 
        enhancement, and recovery of biomass; 
           (11) reclamation and improvement of strip-mined land; and 
           (12) forestry, nursery, and cultural operations. 
           Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0887, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ADDITIONAL SERVICES; CORPS TO CAREER COMMUNITY 
        SERVICE.] (a) In addition to services under subdivision 1, youth 
        Minnesota Conservation Corps programs may coordinate with or 
        provide services to: 
           (1) making public facilities accessible to individuals with 
        disabilities; 
           (2) federal, state, local, and regional governmental 
        agencies; 
           (3) nursing homes, hospices, senior centers, hospitals, 
        local libraries, parks, recreational facilities, child and adult 
        day care centers, programs servicing individuals with 
        disabilities, and schools; 
           (4) law enforcement agencies, and penal and probation 
        systems; 
           (5) private nonprofit organizations that primarily focus on 
        social service such as community action agencies; 
           (6) activities that focus on the rehabilitation or 
        improvement of public facilities, neighborhood improvements, 
        literacy training that benefits educationally disadvantaged 
        individuals, weatherization of and basic repairs to low-income 
        housing including housing occupied by older adults, activities 
        that focus on drug and alcohol abuse education, prevention, and 
        treatment; and 
           (7) any other nonpartisan civic activities and services 
        that the commissioner determines to be of a substantial social 
        benefit in meeting unmet human, educational, or environmental 
        needs, particularly needs related to poverty, or in the 
        community where volunteer service is to be performed. 
           (b) Youth and young adults may provide full-time or 
        part-time youth community service in a program known as "corps 
        to career" if the individual: 
           (1) is an unemployed high school dropout and is a parent of 
        a minor member of an assistance unit under the AFDC, MFIP, or 
        MFIP-R programs under chapter 256 or under the MFIP-S program 
        under chapter 256J, or is a person who is a member of an 
        assistance unit under the AFDC, MFIP, or MFIP-R programs under 
        chapter 256 or under the MFIP-S program under chapter 256J; 
           (2) agrees to only use the individual's postservice benefit 
        under the federal Americorps Act to complete a customized job 
        training program that requires 20 percent of the individual's 
        time to be spent in the corps to career program and that is 
        consistent with the work requirements of the employment and 
        training services component of the MFIP-S program under chapter 
        256J or, if a customized job training program is unavailable, 
        agrees to use the postservice benefit consistent with the 
        federal education award; and 
           (3) during the entire time the individual completes the 
        individual's job training program, resides within an enterprise 
        zone as defined in section 469.303. 
           To be eligible under this paragraph, any individual who 
        receives assistance under clause (1) after MFIP-S has been 
        implemented in the individual's county of financial 
        responsibility, and who meets the requirements in clauses (2) 
        and (3), also must meet the requirements of the employment and 
        training services component of the MFIP-S program under chapter 
        256J.  
           (c) The commissioner of natural resources shall ensure that 
        the corps to career program will not decrease employment 
        opportunities that would be available without the program; will 
        not displace current employees including any partial 
        displacement in the form of reduced hours of work other than 
        overtime, wages, employment benefits, or regular seasonal work; 
        will not impair existing labor agreements; and will not result 
        in the substitution of project funding for preexisting funds or 
        sources of funds for ongoing work. 
           Sec. 75.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0887, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] The commissioner shall 
        establish a youth Minnesota Conservation Corps advisory 
        committee with broad state representation including 
        youth.  Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, or other 
        law to the contrary, the committee expires June 30, 2001 2003. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 76.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0887, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [OLDER MEMBERS.] Youth Minnesota Conservation 
        Corps programs may enroll a limited number of special corps 
        members over age 26 so that the corps may draw on their unique 
        knowledge, skills, or abilities to fulfill the purposes of the 
        programs. 
           Sec. 77.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0887, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [EXPENDITURES FROM SPECIAL FUNDS.] An 
        appropriation from a special revenue fund or account to the 
        commissioner for youth Minnesota Conservation Corps programs 
        must be spent for projects that are consistent with the purposes 
        of the fund or account from which the appropriation was made. 
           Sec. 78.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.0887, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [CONTRACTS; GRANTS.] The commissioner of natural 
        resources may contract with and make grants to nonprofit 
        agencies to assist in carrying out the purposes, plans, and 
        programs of the office of youth programs, Minnesota Conservation 
        Corps. 
           Sec. 79.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.83, 
        subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 2001, chapter 185, section 8, 
        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 84.91 and appropriated grants to local law enforcement 
        agencies.  
           Sec. 80.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.925, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.] (a) The commissioner 
        shall establish a comprehensive all-terrain vehicle 
        environmental and safety education and training program, 
        including the preparation and dissemination of vehicle 
        information and safety advice to the public, the training of 
        all-terrain vehicle operators, and the issuance of all-terrain 
        vehicle safety certificates to vehicle operators over the age of 
        12 years who successfully complete the all-terrain vehicle 
        environmental and safety education and training course.  
           (b) For the purpose of administering the program and to 
        defray a portion of the expenses of training and certifying 
        vehicle operators, the commissioner shall collect a fee of $15 
        from each person who receives the training.  The commissioner 
        shall establish a fee that neither significantly overrecovers 
        nor underrecovers 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 fees shall be deposited in the all-terrain vehicle 
        account and the amount thereof is appropriated annually to the 
        enforcement division of the department of natural resources for 
        the administration of the program.  In addition to the fee 
        established by the commissioner, instructors may charge each 
        person up to the established fee amount for class materials and 
        expenses.  Fee proceeds shall be deposited in the all-terrain 
        vehicle account in the natural resources fund. 
           (c) 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 section.  School districts may cooperate 
        with the commissioner and volunteer instructors to provide space 
        for the classroom portion of the training.  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 vehicle operators.  By June 30, 
        2003, the commissioner shall incorporate a riding component in 
        the safety education and training program. 
           Sec. 81.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.9256, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROHIBITIONS ON YOUTHFUL OPERATORS.] (a) 
        Except for operation on public road rights-of-way that is 
        permitted under section 84.928, a driver's license issued by the 
        state or another state is required to operate an all-terrain 
        vehicle along or on a public road right-of-way. 
           (b) A person under 12 years of age shall not: 
           (1) make a direct crossing of a public road right-of-way; 
           (2) operate an all-terrain vehicle on a public road 
        right-of-way in the state; or 
           (3) operate an all-terrain vehicle on public lands or 
        waters.  
           (c) Except for public road rights-of-way of interstate 
        highways, a person 12 years of age but less than 16 years may 
        make a direct crossing of a public road right-of-way of a trunk, 
        county state-aid, or county highway or operate on public lands 
        and waters, only if that person possesses a valid all-terrain 
        vehicle safety certificate issued by the commissioner and is 
        accompanied on another all-terrain vehicle by a person 18 years 
        of age or older who holds a valid driver's license.  
           (d) All-terrain vehicle safety certificates issued by the 
        commissioner to persons 12 years old, but less than 16 years 
        old, are not valid for machines in excess of 90cc engine 
        capacity unless: 
           (1) the person successfully completed the safety education 
        and training program under section 84.925, subdivision 1, 
        including a riding component; 
           (2) the riding component of the training was conducted 
        using an all-terrain vehicle with over 90cc engine capacity; and 
           (3) the person is able to properly reach and control the 
        handle bars and reach the foot pegs while sitting upright on the 
        seat of the all-terrain vehicle. 
           Sec. 82.  [84.9257] [PASSENGERS.] 
           (a) A parent or guardian may operate an all-terrain vehicle 
        carrying one passenger who is under 16 years of age and who 
        wears a safety helmet approved by the commissioner of public 
        safety. 
           (b) For the purpose of this section, "guardian" means a 
        legal guardian of a person under age 16, or a person 18 or older 
        who has been authorized by the parent or legal guardian to 
        supervise the person under age 16. 
           Sec. 83.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.928, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [OPERATION GENERALLY.] A person may not drive or 
        operate an all-terrain vehicle: 
           (1) at a rate of speed greater than reasonable or proper 
        under the surrounding circumstances; 
           (2) in a careless, reckless, or negligent manner so as to 
        endanger or to cause injury or damage to the person or property 
        of another; 
           (3) without headlight and taillight lighted at all times if 
        the vehicle is equipped with headlight and taillight; 
           (4) without a functioning stoplight if so equipped; 
           (5) in a tree nursery or planting in a manner that damages 
        or destroys growing stock; 
           (6) without a brake operational by either hand or foot; 
           (7) with more persons on the vehicle than it was designed 
        for, except as allowed under section 84.9257; 
           (8) at a speed exceeding ten miles per hour on the frozen 
        surface of public waters within 100 feet of a person not on an 
        all-terrain vehicle or within 100 feet of a fishing shelter; or 
           (9) in a manner that violates operation rules adopted by 
        the commissioner. 
           Sec. 84.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.015, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 22.  [MINNESOTA RIVER TRAIL; BIG STONE, SWIFT, YELLOW 
        MEDICINE, CHIPPEWA, RENVILLE, NICOLLET, SIBLEY, AND LESUEUR 
        COUNTIES.] The trail shall originate at the entrance to Big 
        Stone Lake state park and extend along the Minnesota river 
        valley to connect to the Minnesota Valley trail at the city of 
        LeSueur. 
           Sec. 85.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.015, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 23.  [CENTRAL LAKES TRAIL; OTTER TAIL, GRANT, AND 
        DOUGLAS COUNTIES.] The trail shall originate at the city of 
        Fergus Falls and extend in a southeasterly direction through 
        Grant and Douglas counties to the eastern boundary of Douglas 
        county. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective August 1, 2005. 
           Sec. 86.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.052, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DEPOSIT OF FEES.] (a) Fees paid for special 
        state park uses under this section shall be deposited in the 
        state treasury natural resources fund and credited to the 
        general fund a state parks account. 
           (b) Gross receipts derived from sales, rentals, or leases 
        of natural resources within state parks, recreation areas, and 
        waysides, other than those on trust fund lands, must be 
        deposited in the state treasury and be credited to the general 
        fund. 
           Sec. 87.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.055, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [FEE DEPOSIT AND APPROPRIATION.] The fees 
        collected under this section shall be deposited in the state 
        treasury natural resources fund and credited to the general fund 
        a state parks account. 
           Sec. 88.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.32, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AREAS MARKED.] The commissioner of natural 
        resources is authorized in cooperation with local units of 
        government and private individuals and groups when feasible to 
        mark canoe and boating routes on the Little Fork, Big Fork, 
        Minnesota, St. Croix, Snake, Mississippi, Red Lake, Cannon, 
        Straight, Des Moines, Crow Wing, St. Louis, Pine, Rum, Kettle, 
        Cloquet, Root, Zumbro, Pomme de Terre within Swift county, 
        Watonwan, Cottonwood, Whitewater, Chippewa from Benson in Swift 
        county to Montevideo in Chippewa county, Long Prairie, Red River 
        of the North, and Crow rivers which have historic and scenic 
        values and to mark appropriately points of interest, portages, 
        camp sites, and all dams, rapids, waterfalls, whirlpools, and 
        other serious hazards which are dangerous to canoe and 
        watercraft travelers. 
           Sec. 89.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86A.21, is 
        amended to read: 
           86A.21 [POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMMISSIONER.] 
           (a) The commissioner may:  
           (1) acquire, construct, and maintain small craft harbors, 
        channels, and facilities for recreational watercraft in the 
        navigable waters lying within the locations identified in Laws 
        1993, chapter 333, section 1; 
           (2) acquire by purchase, lease, gift, or condemnation the 
        lands, rights-of-way, easements, and other interests necessary 
        for small craft harbors, channels, mooring facilities, marinas, 
        launching ramps, and facilities normally used to support harbors 
        of refuge, channels, docks, and launching ramps; 
           (3) provide the public within the boundaries of small craft 
        harbors, through leases of public property, with mooring 
        facilities and marinas developed and operated by public or 
        nonpublic entities at no cost to the state or its political 
        subdivisions; 
           (4) charge fees for both seasonal and daily moorage at 
        state-operated or state-assisted small craft harbors and mooring 
        facilities; 
           (5) collect the proceeds from the sale of marine fuel at 
        small craft harbors or mooring facilities operated by the state. 
           (b) Fees and proceeds collected under paragraph (a) must be 
        credited to the water recreation account.  The fees and proceeds 
        are appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources and 
        may must be used for purposes relating to mooring facilities and 
        small craft harbors, including: 
           (1) operation and maintenance; 
           (2) purchase of marine fuel and other petroleum supplies; 
           (3) replacement or expansion; or 
           (4) debt service on funds provided through the sale of 
        state bonds.  
           (c) Fees collected at small craft harbors and boating 
        facilities constructed or operated by local units of government 
        with financial assistance from the state shall, after payment of 
        the costs of operating and maintaining the facilities, be used 
        for purposes relating to mooring facilities and small craft 
        harbors, including: 
           (1) operation and maintenance; 
           (2) replacement or expansion; or 
           (3) debt service on funds provided through the sale of 
        state bonds. 
           Sec. 90.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86B.106, is 
        amended to read: 
           86B.106 [BARRING VEHICLES FROM UNSAFE ICE.] 
           (a) Whenever ice conditions on a body of water deteriorate 
        to such an extent that there is substantial danger to persons 
        using motorized vehicles, including snowmobiles and all-terrain 
        vehicles, the sheriff of the county where the body of water is 
        located may prohibit or restrict the use of motorized vehicles 
        on all or a portion of the body of water.  If the body of water 
        is located in more than one county, all counties involved must 
        coordinate any prohibitions or restrictions that are imposed.  A 
        county sheriff acting under this section shall, as soon as 
        practicable, post all common access sites and publicize the 
        prohibitions or restrictions.  The commissioner must be notified 
        immediately and may review and suspend any restrictions 
        imposed.  Restrictions may be lifted as soon as conditions 
        warrant. 
           (b) A person may not operate a motorized vehicle in 
        violation of a prohibition or restriction imposed under this 
        section. 
           (c) This section does not apply to a person who: 
           (1) is a member of a sanctioned circuit watercross 
        association and can provide proof of membership; 
           (2) operates a snowmobile with a silenced exhaust and is 
        practicing for a sanctioned event; and 
           (3) receives written permission from a conservation officer 
        who must set the date, time, and location of the practice. 
           Sec. 91.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 88.641, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [DECORATIVE BOUGHS.] "Decorative boughs" mean 
        decorative materials that are side branches or slashings that 
        have been cut from any growing coniferous or deciduous trees, 
        bushes, saplings, seedlings, or shrubs and that are intended to 
        be sold or used for decorative purposes. 
           Sec. 92.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 88.641, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1b.  [DECORATIVE MATERIALS.] "Decorative materials" 
        mean forest products that are collected or harvested from 
        growing coniferous or deciduous trees, bushes, saplings, 
        seedlings, shrubs, or herbaceous plants, including the tops, 
        branches, or other parts cut from any of the foregoing, 
        untrimmed or in their natural condition, intended to be sold or 
        used for decorative purposes.  Nursery stock is not included in 
        this definition. 
           Sec. 93.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 88.641, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DECORATIVE TREES.] "Decorative trees" means mean 
        decorative materials that are growing pines, spruce, balsam, 
        cedar, evergreen or coniferous or deciduous trees, bushes, 
        saplings, seedlings, or shrubs, boughs or branches, including 
        the tops cut from any of the foregoing, untrimmed or in their 
        natural condition, intended to be sold or used for decorative 
        purposes.  Nursery stock shall not be included in this 
        definition.  
           Sec. 94.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 88.641, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [OFFICER.] "Officer" means a forest officer, 
        conservation officer, or other peace officer. 
           Sec. 95.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 88.641, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [WRITTEN CONSENT.] "Written consent" means 
        written permission, a bill of sale, or a governmental or 
        reservation permit. 
           Sec. 96.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 88.642, is 
        amended to read: 
           88.642 [DECORATIVE TREES; CUTTING, REMOVAL OF; 
        TRANSPORTATION; PROHIBITIONS; EXCEPTIONS MATERIALS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [WRITTEN CONSENT.] No person shall 
        cut, harvest, remove, or transport, or possess for decorative 
        purposes or for sale in natural condition and untrimmed, more 
        than three decorative trees as defined herein, more than 100 
        pounds of decorative boughs, or more than 100 pounds of any 
        other decorative materials without the written consent of or a 
        bill of sale provided by the owner or authorized agent of the 
        private or public land on which the same are grown and whether 
        such land be publicly or privately owned decorative materials 
        were cut or harvested.  The written consent shall be on a form 
        furnished and or otherwise approved by the department 
        commissioner of natural resources, and shall contain the legal 
        description of the land where the decorative trees materials 
        were cut or harvested, as well as the name of the legal 
        owner, of the land or a duly the owner's authorized agent or 
        agents, thereof.  The written consent or bill of sale, or a copy 
        thereof certified as a true copy by the person to whom the 
        consent was given or sale made, or by the county recorder of the 
        county in which the land is situated, if recorded, shall must be 
        carried by every person cutting, harvesting, removing, 
        possessing, or transporting any decorative trees, untrimmed or 
        in their natural condition materials, or in any way aiding 
        therein, and shall must be exhibited to any officer of the law, 
        forest ranger, forest patrol officer, conservation officer, or 
        other officer of the department of natural resources, at the 
        officer's request at any time.  
           Subd. 2.  [INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATION.] Any officer shall 
        have power to inspect any decorative trees materials when being 
        transported in any vehicle or other means of conveyance or by 
        common carrier, to make an investigation with reference thereto 
        as may be necessary to determine whether or not the provisions 
        of sections 88.641 to 88.648 have been complied with, to stop 
        any vehicle or other means of conveyance found carrying 
        decorative trees materials upon any public highways of this 
        state, for the purpose of making an inspection and 
        investigation, and to seize and hold subject to the order of the 
        court any decorative trees materials found being cut, removed, 
        or transported in violation of any provision of sections 88.641 
        to 88.648.  Failure to comply with the requirements of sections 
        88.641 to 88.648 subjects the decorative materials to seizure 
        and confiscation as contraband in addition to other penalties 
        provided by law. 
           Subd. 3.  [TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS.] No person, common 
        carrier, bough buyer, or authorized agent thereof shall purchase 
        or otherwise receive for shipment or transportation any 
        decorative trees unless materials without recording the 
        consignor, whose seller's or consignor's name and address shall 
        be recorded, exhibits at the time of consignment and the written 
        consent, bill of sale, or certified copy thereof herein provided 
        for on a form furnished or otherwise approved by the 
        commissioner of natural resources.  
           Subd. 4.  [NO WRITTEN CONSENT.] Failure to so possess or 
        exhibit a written consent or bill of sale shall be prima facie 
        evidence that no consent was given or exists.  
           Subd. 5.  [EXCEPTIONS.] (a) This section does not apply to 
        decorative materials in the possession of or being transported 
        by a federal, state, or local government official for a 
        legitimate public purpose. 
           (b) This section does not apply to a person cutting, 
        harvesting, possessing, or transporting decorative materials cut 
        from the person's own property if the person produces 
        documentation that the person owns the property where the 
        decorative materials were cut. 
           Sec. 97.  [88.6435] [BOUGH BUYERS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PERMITS.] A person may not buy more than 
        100 pounds of decorative boughs in any calendar year without a 
        bough buyer's permit issued by the commissioner of natural 
        resources.  The annual fee for a permit for a resident or 
        nonresident to buy decorative boughs is $25.  The annual fee may 
        be reduced to $10 if the buyer attends an approved annual 
        workshop or other orientation session for balsam bough 
        harvesters and buyers. 
           Subd. 2.  [BUYING AND RECORD REQUIREMENTS.] (a) When buying 
        or otherwise receiving decorative boughs, a person permitted 
        under this section must record: 
           (1) the seller's name and address; 
           (2) the form of written consent; and 
           (3) the government permit number or legal description or 
        property tax identification number of the land from which the 
        boughs were obtained. 
           The information must be provided on a form furnished or 
        otherwise approved by the commissioner of natural resources in 
        consultation with the balsam bough industry groups.  
           (b) Boughs may not be purchased if the seller fails to 
        exhibit the written consent required under section 88.642, 
        subdivision 1, or if the boughs do not conform to the standards 
        specified on the consent.  Decorative boughs cut from public 
        lands must conform to standards specified in the written consent.
           (c) Records shall be maintained from July 1 until June 30 
        of the following calendar year and shall be open to inspection 
        to an officer during reasonable hours. 
           (d) Customer name and address records created and 
        maintained by permittees under this section are classified as 
        private or nonpublic government data. 
           Subd. 3.  [REVOCATION OF PERMITS.] (a) The commissioner may 
        deny, modify, suspend, or revoke a permit issued under this 
        section for cause, including falsification of records required 
        under this section or violation of any other provision of 
        sections 88.641 to 88.648. 
           (b) A person convicted of two or more violations of 
        sections 88.641 to 88.648 within three years may not obtain a 
        bough buyer's permit for three years from the date of the last 
        conviction. 
           Subd. 4.  [DISPOSITION OF PERMIT FEES AND PENALTIES.] Fees 
        for permits issued under this section shall be deposited in the 
        state treasury and credited to the special revenue fund and are 
        annually appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources 
        for costs associated with balsam bough educational programs for 
        harvesters and buyers. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective July 1, 2002. 
           Sec. 98.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 88.645, is 
        amended to read: 
           88.645 [ENFORCEMENT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [SEARCH WARRANTS.] Any A court having 
        authority to issue warrants in criminal cases may issue a search 
        warrant, in the manner provided by law for issuing search 
        warrants for stolen property, to search for and seize any trees 
        alleged upon sufficient grounds to have been decorative 
        materials affected by or involved in any an offense under 
        sections 88.641 to 88.647 88.648.  The warrant may be directed 
        to and executed by any officer authorized to make arrests and 
        seizures by sections 88.641 to 88.647 88.648.  
           Subd. 2.  [COMPLAINT.] Any An officer having knowledge of 
        any an offense under sections 88.641 to 88.647 88.648 shall 
        forthwith make a complaint against the offender before a court 
        having jurisdiction of the offense and request the court to 
        issue a warrant of arrest in the case.  
           Sec. 99.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 88.647, is 
        amended to read: 
           88.647 [RELATION TO EXISTING LAWS.] 
           Sections 88.641 to 88.647 shall 88.6435 do not be deemed to 
        supersede any existing provision of law relating to any matter 
        within the scope thereof but shall be construed as supplementary 
        thereto.  
           Sec. 100.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 88.648, is 
        amended to read: 
           88.648 [FALSE STATEMENT; CRIMINAL PENALTIES; MISDEMEANOR.] 
           Any (a) A person who makes any a false statement in any 
        application, form, or other statement for the purpose of 
        obtaining any written consent or bill of sale as described in 
        sections 88.641 to 88.644 88.6435 is guilty of a misdemeanor.  
           (b) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision 
        section, any a person who violates any a provision of sections 
        88.641 to 88.647, 88.6435 is guilty of a misdemeanor.  
           Sec. 101.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 88.75, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES; DAMAGES; INJUNCTIVE 
        RELIEF.] Any person who violates any of the provisions of 
        sections 88.03 to 88.22 for which no specific penalty is therein 
        prescribed shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished 
        accordingly. 
           Failure by any person to comply with any provision or 
        requirement of sections 88.03 to 88.22 to which such person is 
        subject shall be deemed a violation thereof. 
           Any person who violates any provisions of sections 88.03 to 
        88.22, in addition to any penalties therein prescribed, or 
        hereinbefore in this section prescribed, for such violation, 
        shall also be liable in full damages to any and every person 
        suffering loss or injury by reason of such violation, including 
        liability to the state, and any of its political subdivisions, 
        for all expenses incurred in fighting or preventing the spread 
        of, or extinguishing, any fire caused by, or resulting from, any 
        violation of these sections.  All expenses so collected by the 
        state shall be returned to, and deposited in, the original fund 
        from which the expenses were paid and are available for 
        expenditure for the purposes for which the funds were originally 
        appropriated deposited in the general fund.  When a fire set by 
        any person spreads to and damages or destroys property belonging 
        to another, the setting of the fire shall be prima facie 
        evidence of negligence in setting and allowing the same to 
        spread. 
           At any time the state, or any political subdivision 
        thereof, either of its own motion, or at the suggestion or 
        request of the director, may bring an action in any court of 
        competent jurisdiction to restrain, enjoin, or otherwise 
        prohibit any violation of sections 88.03 to 88.22, whether 
        therein described as a crime or not, and likewise to restrain, 
        enjoin, or prohibit any person from proceeding further in, with, 
        or at any timber cutting or other operations without complying 
        with the provisions of those sections, or the requirements of 
        the director pursuant thereto; and the court may grant such 
        relief, or any other appropriate relief, whenever it shall 
        appear that the same may prevent loss of life or property by 
        fire, or may otherwise aid in accomplishing the purposes of 
        sections 88.03 to 88.22. 
           Sec. 102.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 89A.06, 
        subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
           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 by June 30, 2002, all remaining landscape regions 
        must complete assessments and by June 30, 2003, desired future 
        outcomes and strategies for all remaining regions except the 
        metropolitan and prairie regions. 
           Sec. 103.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 93.002, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The mineral coordinating 
        committee is established to plan for diversified mineral 
        development.  The mineral coordinating committee consists of the 
        director of the minerals division of the department of natural 
        resources, the deputy commissioner of the Minnesota pollution 
        control agency, the director of United Steelworkers of America, 
        district 11, or the director's designee, the commissioner of the 
        iron range resources and rehabilitation board, the director of 
        the Minnesota geological survey, the dean of the University of 
        Minnesota institute of technology, the director of the natural 
        resources research institute, and three individuals appointed by 
        the governor for a four-year term, one each representing the 
        iron ore and taconite, the nonferrous metallic minerals, and the 
        industrial minerals industries within the state.  The director 
        of the minerals division of the department of natural resources 
        shall serve as chair.  A member of the committee may designate 
        another person of the member's organization to act in the 
        member's place.  The commissioner of natural resources shall 
        provide staff and administrative services necessary for the 
        committee's activities.  Notwithstanding section 15.059, 
        subdivision 5, or other law to the contrary, the committee 
        expires June 30, 2003. 
           The mineral coordinating committee is encouraged to solicit 
        and receive advice from representatives of the United States 
        Geological Survey and the United States Environmental Protection 
        Agency. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment.  
           Sec. 104.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.045, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [DUTY TO ENCOURAGE STAMP DESIGN AND PURCHASES.] 
        (a) The commissioner shall encourage the purchase of: 
           (1) Minnesota migratory waterfowl stamps by nonhunters 
        interested in migratory waterfowl preservation and habitat 
        development; 
           (2) pheasant stamps by persons interested in pheasant 
        habitat improvement; 
           (3) trout and salmon stamps by persons interested in trout 
        and salmon stream and lake improvement; and 
           (4) turkey stamps by persons interested in wild turkey 
        management and habitat improvement.  
           (b) The commissioner shall make rules governing contests 
        for selecting a design for each stamp, including those stamps 
        not required to be in possession while taking game or fish. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 105.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.055, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4b.  [CITIZEN OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEES.] (a) The 
        commissioner shall appoint subcommittees of affected persons to 
        review the reports prepared under subdivision 4; review the 
        proposed work plans and budgets for the coming year; propose 
        changes in policies, activities, and revenue enhancements or 
        reductions; review other relevant information; and make 
        recommendations to the legislature and the commissioner for 
        improvements in the management and use of money in the game and 
        fish fund. 
           (b) The commissioner shall appoint the following 
        subcommittees, each comprised of at least three affected persons:
           (1) a fisheries operations subcommittee to review fisheries 
        funding, excluding activities related to trout and salmon stamp 
        funding; 
           (2) a wildlife operations subcommittee to review wildlife 
        funding, excluding activities related to migratory waterfowl, 
        pheasant, and turkey stamp funding and excluding review of the 
        amounts available under section 97A.075, subdivision 1, 
        paragraphs (b) and (c); 
           (3) a big game subcommittee to review the report required 
        in subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (2); 
           (4) an ecological services operations subcommittee to 
        review ecological services funding; 
           (5) a subcommittee to review game and fish fund funding of 
        enforcement, support services, and department of natural 
        resources administration; 
           (6) a subcommittee to review the trout and salmon stamp 
        report and address funding issues related to trout and salmon; 
           (7) a subcommittee to review the report on the migratory 
        waterfowl stamp and address funding issues related to migratory 
        waterfowl; 
           (8) a subcommittee to review the report on the pheasant 
        stamp and address funding issues related to pheasants; and 
           (9) a subcommittee to review the report on the turkey stamp 
        and address funding issues related to wild turkeys. 
           (c) The chairs of each of the subcommittees shall form a 
        budgetary oversight committee to coordinate the integration of 
        the subcommittee reports into an annual report to the 
        legislature; recommend changes on a broad level in policies, 
        activities, and revenue enhancements or reductions; provide a 
        forum to address issues that transcend the subcommittees; and 
        submit a report for any subcommittee that fails to submit its 
        report in a timely manner. 
           (d) The budgetary oversight committee shall develop 
        recommendations for a biennial budget plan and report for 
        expenditures on game and fish activities.  By August 15 of each 
        even-numbered year, the committee shall submit the budget plan 
        recommendations to the commissioner. 
           (e) Each subcommittee shall choose its own chair, except 
        that the chair of the budgetary oversight committee shall be 
        appointed by the commissioner and may not be the chair of any of 
        the subcommittees. 
           (f) The budgetary oversight committee must make 
        recommendations to the commissioner for outcome goals from 
        expenditures. 
           (g) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, or other 
        law to the contrary, the budgetary oversight committee and 
        subcommittees do not expire until June 30, 2005. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 106.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.405, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PERSONAL POSSESSION.] (a) A person acting under 
        a license or traveling from an area where a licensed activity 
        was performed must have in personal possession either:  (1) the 
        proper license, if the license has been issued to and received 
        by the person; or (2) the proper license identification number 
        or stamp validation, if the license has been sold to the person 
        by electronic means but the actual license has not been issued 
        and received. 
           (b) If possession of a license or a license identification 
        number is required, a person must exhibit, as requested by a 
        conservation officer or peace officer, either:  (1) the proper 
        license if the license has been issued to and received by the 
        person; or (2) the proper license identification number or stamp 
        validation and a valid state driver's license, state 
        identification card, or other form of identification provided by 
        the commissioner, if the license has been sold to the person by 
        electronic means but the actual license has not been issued and 
        received.  
           (c) If the actual license has been issued and received, a 
        receipt for license fees, a copy of a license, or evidence 
        showing the issuance of a license, including the license 
        identification number or stamp validation, does not entitle a 
        licensee to exercise the rights or privileges conferred by a 
        license.  
           (d) A license or stamp issued electronically and not 
        immediately provided to the licensee shall be mailed to the 
        licensee within 30 days of purchase of the license or stamp 
        validation, except for a pictorial turkey stamp or a pictorial 
        trout and salmon stamp.  A pictorial turkey stamp or a pictorial 
        trout and salmon stamp shall be mailed to the licensee after 
        purchase of a license or stamp validation only if the licensee 
        pays an additional $2 fee. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 107.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.411, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SIGNATURE ON STAMPS.] A migratory waterfowl or 
        pheasant stamp issued under the game and fish laws must be 
        signed by the licensee across the front of the stamp to be valid.
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 108.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.473, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [LIFETIME ANGLING LICENSE; FEE.] (a) A resident 
        lifetime angling license authorizes a person to take fish by 
        angling in the state.  The license authorizes those activities 
        authorized by the annual resident angling license.  The license 
        does not include a trout and salmon stamp validation or other 
        stamps required by law.  
           (b) The fees for a resident lifetime angling license are: 
           (1) age 3 and under, $227; 
           (2) age 4 to age 15, $300; 
           (3) age 16 to age 50, $383; and 
           (4) age 51 and over, $203. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 109.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.473, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [LIFETIME SMALL GAME HUNTING LICENSE; FEE.] (a) A 
        resident lifetime small game hunting license authorizes a person 
        to hunt small game in the state.  The license authorizes those 
        hunting activities authorized by the annual resident small game 
        hunting license.  The license does not include a turkey stamp 
        validation or any of the other hunting stamps required by law. 
           (b) The fees for a resident lifetime small game hunting 
        license are: 
           (1) age 3 and under, $217; 
           (2) age 4 to age 15, $290; 
           (3) age 16 to age 50, $363; and 
           (4) age 51 and over, $213. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 110.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.473, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [LIFETIME SPORTING LICENSE; FEE.] (a) A resident 
        lifetime sporting license authorizes a person to take fish by 
        angling and hunt small game in the state.  The license 
        authorizes those activities authorized by the annual resident 
        angling and resident small game hunting licenses.  The license 
        does not include a trout and salmon stamp validation, a turkey 
        stamp validation, or any of the other hunting stamps required by 
        law.  
           (b) The fees for a resident lifetime sporting license are: 
           (1) age 3 and under, $357; 
           (2) age 4 to age 15, $480; 
           (3) age 16 to age 50, $613; and 
           (4) age 51 and over, $413. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 111.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.474, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [NONRESIDENT LIFETIME ANGLING LICENSE; FEE.] (a) 
        A nonresident lifetime angling license authorizes a person to 
        take fish by angling in the state.  The license authorizes those 
        activities authorized by the annual nonresident angling 
        license.  The license does not include a trout and salmon stamp 
        validation or other stamps required by law. 
           (b) The fees for a nonresident lifetime angling license are:
           (1) age 3 and under, $447; 
           (2) age 4 to age 15, $600; 
           (3) age 16 to age 50, $773; and 
           (4) age 51 and over, $513. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 112.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.474, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [NONRESIDENT LIFETIME SMALL GAME HUNTING LICENSE; 
        FEE.] (a) A nonresident lifetime small game hunting license 
        authorizes a person to hunt small game in the state.  The 
        license authorizes those hunting activities authorized by the 
        annual nonresident small game hunting license.  The license does 
        not include a turkey stamp validation or any of the other 
        hunting stamps required by law.  
           (b) The fees for a nonresident lifetime small game hunting 
        license are: 
           (1) age 3 and under, $947; 
           (2) age 4 to age 15, $1,280; 
           (3) age 16 to age 50, $1,633; and 
           (4) age 51 and over, $1,083. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 113.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [HUNTING STAMPS.] Fees for the following stamps 
        and stamp validations are: 
           (1) migratory waterfowl stamp, $5; 
           (2) pheasant stamp, $5; and 
           (3) turkey stamp validation, $5.  
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 114.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [RESIDENT FISHING.] Fees for the following 
        licenses, to be issued to residents only, are: 
           (1) to take fish by angling, for persons under age 65, $17; 
           (2) to take fish by angling, for persons age 65 and over, 
        $6.50; 
           (3) to take fish by angling, for a combined license for a 
        married couple, $25; 
           (4) (3) to take fish by spearing from a dark house, $17; 
        and 
           (5) (4) to take fish by angling for a 24-hour period 
        selected by the licensee, $8.50. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2003. 
           Sec. 115.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [TROUT AND SALMON STAMP VALIDATION.] The fee for 
        a trout and salmon stamp validation is $8.50.  
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 116.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.485, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [LICENSES TO BE SOLD AND ISSUING FEES.] (a) 
        Persons authorized to sell licenses under this section must sell 
        the following licenses for the license fee and the following 
        issuing fees:  
           (1) to take deer or bear with firearms and by archery, the 
        issuing fee is $1; 
           (2) Minnesota sporting, the issuing fee is $1; and 
           (3) to take small game, for a person under age 65 to take 
        fish by angling or for a person of any age to take fish by 
        spearing, and to trap fur-bearing animals, the issuing fee is 
        $1; 
           (4) for a trout and salmon stamp that is not issued 
        simultaneously with an angling or sporting license, an issuing 
        fee of 50 cents may be charged at the discretion of the 
        authorized seller; and 
           (5) for stamps other than a trout and salmon stamp, and for 
        a special season Canada goose license, there is no fee. 
           (b) An issuing fee may not be collected for issuance of a 
        trout and salmon stamp if a stamp validation is issued 
        simultaneously with the related angling or sporting license.  
        Only one issuing fee may be collected when selling more than one 
        trout and salmon stamp in the same transaction after the end of 
        the season for which the stamp was issued. 
           (c) The auditor or subagent shall keep the issuing fee as a 
        commission for selling the licenses.  
           (d) The commissioner shall collect the issuing fee on 
        licenses sold by the commissioner. 
           (e) A license, except stamps, must state the amount of the 
        issuing fee and that the issuing fee is kept by the seller as a 
        commission for selling the licenses. 
           (f) For duplicate licenses, the issuing fees are: 
           (1) for licenses to take big game, 75 cents; and 
           (2) for other licenses, 50 cents. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 117.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.001, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AGRICULTURAL LAND DEFINITION.] For 
        purposes of this section, "agricultural land" means land: 
           (1) that is plowed or tilled; 
           (2) that has standing crops or crop residues; or 
           (3) within a maintained fence for enclosing domestic 
        livestock; 
           (4) that is planted native or introduced grassland or hay 
        land; or 
           (5) that is planted to short rotation woody crops as 
        defined in section 41B.048, subdivision 4. 
           Sec. 118.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.721, is 
        amended to read: 
           97B.721 [LICENSE AND STAMP VALIDATION REQUIRED TO TAKE 
        TURKEY; TAGGING AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.] 
           (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) or section 97A.405, 
        subdivision 2, a person may not take a turkey without possessing 
        a turkey license and: 
           (1) a turkey stamp in possession; and 
           (2) a turkey stamp validation on the turkey license when 
        issued electronically. 
           (b) The requirement in paragraph (a) to possess have a 
        turkey stamp or a license validation does not apply to persons 
        under age 18. 
           (c) The commissioner may by rule prescribe requirements for 
        the tagging and registration of turkeys. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 119.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97C.305, is 
        amended to read: 
           97C.305 [TROUT AND SALMON STAMP VALIDATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENT.] Except as provided in 
        subdivision 2 or section 97A.405, subdivision 2, a person over 
        age 16 and under age 65 required to possess an angling license 
        must have a trout and salmon stamp in possession and a trout 
        stamp validation on the angling license when issued 
        electronically to: 
           (1) take fish by angling in: 
           (i) a stream designated by the commissioner as a trout 
        stream; 
           (ii) a lake designated by the commissioner as a trout lake; 
        or 
           (iii) Lake Superior; or 
           (2) possess trout or salmon taken in the state by angling. 
           Subd. 2.  [EXCEPTION.] A trout and salmon stamp validation 
        is not required to take fish by angling or to possess trout and 
        salmon if:  
           (1) the person: 
           (i) possesses a license to take fish by angling for a 
        period of 24 hours from the time of issuance under section 
        97A.475, subdivision 6, clause (5), or subdivision 7, clause 
        (5), and 
           (ii) is taking fish by angling, or the trout or salmon were 
        taken by the person, during the period the license is valid; or 
           (2) the person is taking fish, or the trout or salmon were 
        taken by the person, as authorized under section 97C.035. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective March 1, 2002.  
           Sec. 120.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115.03, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 8a.  [PERMIT DURATION FOR MAJOR ABOVEGROUND STORAGE 
        FACILITIES.] Agency permits for major aboveground storage 
        facilities may be issued for a term of up to ten years. 
           Sec. 121.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115.55, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [RULES.] (a) The agency shall adopt rules 
        containing minimum standards and criteria for the design, 
        location, installation, use, and maintenance of individual 
        sewage treatment systems.  The rules must include: 
           (1) how the agency will ensure compliance under subdivision 
        2; 
           (2) how local units of government shall enforce ordinances 
        under subdivision 2, including requirements for permits and 
        inspection programs; 
           (3) how the advisory committee will participate in review 
        and implementation of the rules; 
           (4) provisions for alternative systems; 
           (5) provisions for handling and disposal of effluent; 
           (6) provisions for system abandonment; and 
           (7) procedures for the commissioner to approve new 
        individual sewage treatment system technologies; and 
           (8) procedures for variances, including the consideration 
        of variances based on cost and variances that take into account 
        proximity of a system to other systems. 
           (b) The agency shall consult with the advisory committee 
        before adopting rules under this subdivision. 
           (c) Notwithstanding the repeal of the agency rule under 
        which the commissioner has established a list of warrantied 
        individual sewage treatment systems, the warranties for all 
        systems so listed as of the effective date of the repeal shall 
        continue to be valid for the remainder of the warranty period. 
           Sec. 122.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115A.0716, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [REVOLVING ACCOUNT.] An environmental assistance 
        revolving account is established in the environmental fund.  All 
        repayments of loans awarded under this subdivision, including 
        principal and interest, must be deposited into the account.  
        Money in the account is annually appropriated to the director 
        for loans for purposes identified in subdivisions 1 and 2. 
           Sec. 123.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115A.54, 
        subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS.] (a) The 
        director shall provide technical and financial assistance for 
        the acquisition and betterment of solid waste management 
        projects as provided in this subdivision and section 115A.52.  
        Money appropriated for the purposes of this subdivision must be 
        distributed as grants. 
           (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), a project may 
        receive grant assistance up to 25 percent of the capital cost of 
        the project or $2,000,000, whichever is less, except that 
        projects constructed as a result of intercounty cooperative 
        agreements may receive (1) grant assistance up to 25 percent of 
        the capital cost of the project; or (2) $2,000,000 times the 
        number of participating counties, whichever is less.  
           (c) A recycling project or a project to compost or 
        cocompost waste may receive grant assistance up to 50 percent of 
        the capital cost of the project or $2,000,000, whichever is 
        less, except that projects completed as a result of intercounty 
        cooperative agreements may receive (1) grant assistance up to 50 
        percent of the capital cost of the project; or (2) $2,000,000 
        times the number of participating counties, whichever is less.  
        The following projects may also receive grant assistance in the 
        amounts specified in this paragraph: 
           (1) a project to improve control of or reduce air emissions 
        at an existing resource recovery facility; and 
           (2) a project to substantially increase the recovery of 
        materials or energy, substantially reduce the amount or toxicity 
        of waste processing residuals, or expand the capacity of an 
        existing resource recovery facility to meet the resource 
        recovery needs of an expanded region if each county from which 
        waste is or would be received has achieved a recycling rate in 
        excess of the goals in section 115A.551, and is implementing 
        aggressive waste reduction and household hazardous waste 
        management programs. 
           (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (e), the director may award 
        grants for transfer stations that will initially transfer waste 
        to landfills if the transfer stations are part of a planned 
        resource recovery project, the county where the planned resource 
        recovery facility will be located has a comprehensive solid 
        waste management plan approved by the director, and the solid 
        waste management plan proposes the development of the resource 
        recovery facility.  If the proposed resource recovery facility 
        is not in place and operating within 12 16 years of the date of 
        the grant award, the recipient shall repay the grant amount to 
        the state. 
           (e) Projects without resource recovery are not eligible for 
        assistance. 
           (f) In addition to any assistance received under paragraph 
        (b) or (c), a project may receive grant assistance for the cost 
        of tests necessary to determine the appropriate pollution 
        control equipment for the project or the environmental effects 
        of the use of any product or material produced by the project. 
           (g) In addition to the application requirements of section 
        115A.51, an application for a project serving eligible 
        jurisdictions in only a single county must demonstrate that 
        cooperation with jurisdictions in other counties to develop the 
        project is not needed or not feasible.  Each application must 
        also demonstrate that the project is not financially prudent 
        without the state assistance, because of the applicant's 
        financial capacity and the problems inherent in the waste 
        management situation in the area, particularly transportation 
        distances and limited waste supply and markets for resources 
        recovered.  
           (h) For the purposes of this subdivision, a "project" means 
        a processing facility, together with any transfer stations, 
        transmission facilities, and other related and appurtenant 
        facilities primarily serving the processing facility.  The 
        director shall adopt rules for the program by July 1, 1985. 
           (i) Notwithstanding anything in this subdivision to the 
        contrary, a project to construct a new mixed municipal solid 
        waste transfer station that has an enforceable commitment of at 
        least ten years, or of sufficient length to retire bonds sold 
        for the facility, to serve an existing resource recovery 
        facility may receive grant assistance up to 75 percent of the 
        capital cost of the project if addition of the transfer station 
        will increase substantially the geographical area served by the 
        resource recovery facility and the ability of the resource 
        recovery facility to operate more efficiently on a regional 
        basis and the facility meets the criteria in paragraph (c), the 
        second clause (2).  A transfer station eligible for assistance 
        under this paragraph is not eligible for assistance under any 
        other paragraph of this subdivision. 
           Sec. 124.  [115A.545] [MIXED MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE 
        PROCESSING PAYMENT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For the purpose of this 
        section, "processed" means mixed municipal solid waste that has 
        been: 
           (1) burned for energy recovery; or 
           (2) processed into usable compost or refuse derived fuel. 
           Subd. 2.  [PROCESSING PAYMENT.] (a) The director shall pay 
        counties a processing payment for each ton of mixed municipal 
        solid waste that is generated in the county and processed at a 
        resource recovery facility located in Minnesota.  The processing 
        payment shall be $5 for each ton of mixed municipal solid waste 
        processed.  
           (b) By the last day of October, January, April, and July, 
        each county claiming the processing payment shall file a claim 
        for payment with the director for the three previous months 
        certifying the number of tons of mixed municipal solid waste 
        that were generated in the county and processed at a resource 
        recovery facility.  The director shall pay the processing 
        payments by November 15, February 15, May 15, and August 15 each 
        year.  
           (c) If the total amount for which all counties are eligible 
        in a quarter exceeds the amount available for payment, the 
        director shall make the payments on a pro rata basis.  
           (d) All of the money received by a county under this 
        section must be used to lower the tipping fee for waste to be 
        processed at a resource recovery facility. 
           Subd. 3.  [EXPIRATION DATE.] The payment in subdivision 2 
        expires on July 1, 2005.  For waste delivered to a resource 
        recovery facility from April 1, 2005, to June 30, 2005, a county 
        must submit payment claims by July 31, 2005.  The director shall 
        make the final mixed municipal solid waste processing payments 
        by August 15, 2005. 
           Sec. 125.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115A.557, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PURPOSES FOR WHICH MONEY MAY BE SPENT.] A county 
        receiving money distributed by the director under this section 
        may use the money only for the development and implementation of 
        programs to: 
           (1) reduce the amount of solid waste generated; 
           (2) recycle the maximum amount of solid waste technically 
        feasible; 
           (3) create and support markets for recycled products; 
           (4) remove problem materials from the solid waste stream 
        and develop proper disposal options for them; 
           (5) inform and educate all sectors of the public about 
        proper solid waste management procedures; 
           (6) provide technical assistance to public and private 
        entities to ensure proper solid waste management; and 
           (7) provide educational, technical, and financial 
        assistance for litter prevention; and 
           (8) process mixed municipal solid waste generated in the 
        county at a resource recovery facility located in Minnesota. 
           Sec. 126.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115A.912, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE.] Money appropriated to the agency 
        for waste tire management may be spent for elimination of health 
        and safety hazards of tire dumps and collection sites, tire dump 
        abatement, collection, management and clean up of waste tires, 
        regulation of permitted waste tire facilities, research and 
        studies to determine the technical and economic feasibility of 
        uses for tire derived products, public education on waste tire 
        management, and grants and loans under section 115A.913. 
           Sec. 127.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115A.914, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [AGENCY RULES.] The agency shall adopt rules for 
        administration of waste tire collector and processor 
        permits, waste tire nuisance abatement, and waste tire 
        collection.  
           Sec. 128.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115B.49, 
        subdivision 4a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [INTERIM FEES.] For the period from July 1, 1999 
        2001, to June 30, 2001 2003, the commissioner shall, after a 
        public hearing, but notwithstanding section 16A.1285, 
        subdivision 4, annually adjust the fees in subdivision 4 as 
        necessary to maintain an annual income of $650,000.  This income 
        amount supersedes the amount described in Minnesota Statutes 
        1998, section 115B.49, subdivision 4, paragraph (c), clause (3), 
        that is in effect until July 1, 2001. 
           Sec. 129.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115C.07, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [RULES.] (a) The board shall adopt rules 
        regarding its practices and procedures, the form and procedure 
        for applications for compensation from the fund, procedures for 
        investigation of claims and specifying the costs that are 
        eligible for reimbursement from the fund.  
           (b) By January 1, 1994, the board shall publish proposed 
        rules establishing a fee schedule of costs or criteria for 
        evaluating the reasonableness of costs submitted for 
        reimbursement.  The board shall adopt the rules by June 1, 1994. 
           (c) The board may adopt rules requiring certification of 
        environmental consultants. 
           (d) (c) The board may adopt other rules necessary to 
        implement this chapter. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment and applies to applications received 
        on or after the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 130.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115C.09, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [REIMBURSABLE COSTS.] (a) The board shall 
        provide reimbursement to eligible applicants for reimbursable 
        costs.  
           (b) The following costs are reimbursable for purposes of 
        this chapter:  
           (1) corrective action costs incurred by the applicant and 
        documented in a form prescribed by the board, except the costs 
        related to the physical removal of a tank; and 
           (2) costs that the responsible person is legally obligated 
        to pay as damages to third parties for bodily injury, property 
        damage, or corrective action costs incurred by a third party 
        caused by a release where the responsible person's liability for 
        the costs has been established by a court order or 
        court-approved settlement;. 
           (3) up to 180 days worth of interest costs associated with 
        the financing of corrective action and incurred by the applicant 
        in a written financing contract signed by the applicant and 
        executed after May 25, 1991.  Interest costs are not eligible 
        for reimbursement to the extent they exceed two percentage 
        points above the adjusted prime rate charged by banks, as 
        defined in section 270.75, subdivision 5, at the time the 
        financing contract was executed; and 
           (4) preremoval site assessment costs incurred by the 
        applicant and eligible for reimbursement under section 115C.092. 
           (c) A cost for liability to a third party is incurred by 
        the responsible person when an order or court-approved 
        settlement is entered that sets forth the specific costs 
        attributed to the liability.  Except as provided in this 
        paragraph, reimbursement may not be made for costs of liability 
        to third parties until all eligible corrective action costs have 
        been reimbursed.  If a corrective action is expected to continue 
        in operation for more than one year after it has been fully 
        constructed or installed, the board may estimate the future 
        expense of completing the corrective action and, after 
        subtracting this estimate from the total reimbursement available 
        under subdivision 3, reimburse the costs for liability to third 
        parties.  The total reimbursement may not exceed the limit set 
        forth in subdivision 3. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment and applies to applications received 
        on or after the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 131.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115C.09, 
        subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT.] (a) The board 
        may consider Applications for reimbursement may be submitted for 
        consideration by the board at the following stages:  
           (1) after the commissioner approves corrective actions 
        related to soil excavation and treatment or after the 
        commissioner determines that further soil excavation and 
        treatment should not be done. costs have been incurred, and the 
        associated tasks completed, for excavation basin soil sampling, 
        excavation of contaminated soil, treatment of contaminated soil, 
        or remedial investigation costs tasks such as soil borings 
        boring drilling, monitoring wells well installation, vapor risk 
        assessment, and well searches are reimbursable at this stage, 
        but groundwater receptor survey; corrective action costs 
        relating to the construction and installation of a comprehensive 
        corrective action design system are not reimbursable at this 
        stage; and 
           (2) after costs have been incurred, and the associated 
        tasks completed, for tasks related to the construction and 
        installation of a comprehensive corrective action design system, 
        but only if the commissioner approves has approved a 
        comprehensive plan for corrective action that will adequately 
        address the entire release, including groundwater contamination 
        if necessary, for corrective action costs related to the 
        construction and installation of a comprehensive corrective 
        action design system.  
           (b) An applicant shall not submit an application for 
        reimbursement more frequently than four times per 12-month 
        period unless the application is for more than $2,000 in 
        reimbursement. 
           (b) (c) The commissioner shall review a plan, and provide 
        an approval or disapproval to the applicant and the board, 
        within 60 days in the case of a plan submitted under paragraph 
        (a), clause (1), and within 120 days in the case of a plan 
        submitted under paragraph (a), clause (2), or the commissioner 
        shall explain to the board why additional time is necessary.  
        The board shall consider a complete initial application within 
        60 days of its submission of the application under paragraph 
        (a), clause (1), and shall consider a complete supplemental 
        application within 120 days of its submission of the application 
        under paragraph (a), clause (2), or the board shall explain for 
        the record why additional time is necessary.  For purposes of 
        the preceding sentence, board consideration of an application is 
        timely if it occurs at the regularly scheduled meeting following 
        the deadline.  Board staff may review applications submitted to 
        the board at the same time the commissioner considers the 
        appropriateness of the corrective action, but the board may not 
        act on the application until after the commissioner's approval 
        is received. 
           (c) (d) A reimbursement may not be made unless the board 
        determines that the commissioner has determined that the 
        corrective action was appropriate in terms of protecting public 
        health, welfare, and the environment. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment and applies to applications received 
        on or after the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 132.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115C.09, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [REIMBURSEMENTS; SUBROGATION; APPROPRIATION.] (a) 
        The board shall reimburse an eligible applicant from the fund in 
        the following amounts: for 90 percent of the total reimbursable 
        costs incurred at the site, except that the board may reimburse 
        an eligible applicant from the fund for greater than 90 percent 
        of the total reimbursable costs, if the applicant previously 
        qualified for a higher reimbursement rate.  
           (1) 90 percent of the total reimbursable costs on the first 
        $250,000 and 75 percent on any remaining costs in excess of 
        $250,000 on a site; 
           (2) for corrective actions at a residential site used as a 
        permanent residence at the time the release was discovered, 92.5 
        percent of the total reimbursable costs on the first $100,000 
        and 100 percent of any remaining costs in excess of $100,000; or 
           (3) 90 percent of the total reimbursable costs on the first 
        $250,000 and 100 percent of the cumulative total reimbursable 
        costs in excess of $250,000 at all sites in which the 
        responsible person had interest, and for which the commissioner 
        has not issued a closure letter as of April 3, 1996, if the 
        responsible person dispensed less than 1,000,000 gallons of 
        petroleum at each location in each of the last three calendar 
        years that the responsible person dispensed petroleum at the 
        location and: 
           (i) has owned no more than three locations in the state at 
        which motor fuel was dispensed into motor vehicles and has 
        discontinued operation of all petroleum retail operations; or 
           (ii) has owned no more than one location in the state at 
        which motor fuel was dispensed into motor vehicles.  Not more 
        than $1,000,000 may be reimbursed for costs associated with a 
        single release, regardless of the number of persons eligible for 
        reimbursement, and not more than $2,000,000 may be reimbursed 
        for costs associated with a single tank facility. 
           (b) A reimbursement may not be made from the fund under 
        this chapter until the board has determined that the costs for 
        which reimbursement is requested were actually incurred and were 
        reasonable. 
           (c) When an applicant has obtained responsible competitive 
        bids or proposals according to rules promulgated under this 
        chapter prior to June 1, 1995, the eligible costs for the tasks, 
        procedures, services, materials, equipment, and tests of the low 
        bid or proposal are presumed to be reasonable by the board, 
        unless the costs of the low bid or proposal are substantially in 
        excess of the average costs charged for similar tasks, 
        procedures, services, materials, equipment, and tests in the 
        same geographical area during the same time period. 
           (d) When an applicant has obtained a minimum of two 
        responsible competitive bids or proposals on forms prescribed by 
        the board and where the rules promulgated under this chapter 
        after June 1, 1995, designate maximum costs for specific tasks, 
        procedures, services, materials, equipment and tests, the 
        eligible costs of the low bid or proposal are deemed reasonable 
        if the costs are at or below the maximums set forth in the rules.
           (e) Costs incurred for change orders executed as prescribed 
        in rules promulgated under this chapter after June 1, 1995, are 
        presumed reasonable if the costs are at or below the maximums 
        set forth in the rules, unless the costs in the change order are 
        above those in the original bid or proposal or are 
        unsubstantiated and inconsistent with the process and standards 
        required by the rules. 
           (f) A reimbursement may not be made from the fund in 
        response to either an initial or supplemental application for 
        costs incurred after June 4, 1987, that are payable under an 
        applicable insurance policy, except that if the board finds that 
        the applicant has made reasonable efforts to collect from an 
        insurer and failed, the board shall reimburse the applicant. 
           (g) If the board reimburses an applicant for costs for 
        which the applicant has insurance coverage, the board is 
        subrogated to the rights of the applicant with respect to that 
        insurance coverage, to the extent of the reimbursement by the 
        board.  The board may request the attorney general to bring an 
        action in district court against the insurer to enforce the 
        board's subrogation rights.  Acceptance by an applicant of 
        reimbursement constitutes an assignment by the applicant to the 
        board of any rights of the applicant with respect to any 
        insurance coverage applicable to the costs that are reimbursed.  
        Notwithstanding this paragraph, the board may instead request a 
        return of the reimbursement under subdivision 5 and may employ 
        against the applicant the remedies provided in that subdivision, 
        except where the board has knowingly provided reimbursement 
        because the applicant was denied coverage by the insurer. 
           (h) Money in the fund is appropriated to the board to make 
        reimbursements under this chapter.  A reimbursement to a state 
        agency must be credited to the appropriation account or accounts 
        from which the reimbursed costs were paid. 
           (i) The board may reduce the amount of reimbursement to be 
        made under this chapter if it finds that the applicant has not 
        complied with a provision of this chapter, a rule or order 
        issued under this chapter, or one or more of the following 
        requirements: 
           (1) the agency was given notice of the release as required 
        by section 115.061; 
           (2) the applicant, to the extent possible, fully cooperated 
        with the agency in responding to the release; 
           (3) the state rules applicable after December 22, 1993, to 
        operating an underground storage tank and appurtenances without 
        leak detection; 
           (4) the state rules applicable after December 22, 1998, to 
        operating an underground storage tank and appurtenances without 
        corrosion protection or spill and overfill protection; and 
           (5) the state rule applicable after November 1, 1998, to 
        operating an aboveground tank without a dike or other structure 
        that would contain a spill at the aboveground tank site. 
           (j) The reimbursement may be reduced as much as 100 percent 
        for failure by the applicant to comply with the requirements in 
        paragraph (i), clauses (1) to (5).  In determining the amount of 
        the reimbursement reduction, the board shall consider: 
           (1) the reasonable determination by the agency that the 
        noncompliance poses a threat to the environment; 
           (2) whether the noncompliance was negligent, knowing, or 
        willful; 
           (3) the deterrent effect of the award reduction on other 
        tank owners and operators; 
           (4) the amount of reimbursement reduction recommended by 
        the commissioner; and 
           (5) the documentation of noncompliance provided by the 
        commissioner. 
           (k) An applicant may assign the right to receive 
        reimbursement to each lender who advanced funds to pay the costs 
        of the corrective action or to each contractor or consultant who 
        provided corrective action services.  An assignment must be made 
        by filing with the board a document, in a form prescribed by the 
        board, indicating the identity of the applicant, the identity of 
        the assignee, the dollar amount of the assignment, and the 
        location of the corrective action.  An assignment signed by the 
        applicant is valid unless terminated by filing a termination 
        with the board, in a form prescribed by the board, which must 
        include the written concurrence of the assignee.  The board 
        shall maintain an index of assignments filed under this 
        paragraph.  The board shall pay the reimbursement to the 
        applicant and to one or more assignees by a multiparty check.  
        The board has no liability to an applicant for a payment under 
        an assignment meeting the requirements of this paragraph. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment and applies to applications received 
        on or after the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 133.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115C.09, 
        subdivision 3h, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3h.  [REIMBURSEMENT; ABOVEGROUND TANKS IN BULK 
        PLANTS.] (a) As used in this subdivision, "bulk plant" means an 
        aboveground or underground tank facility with a storage capacity 
        of more than 1,100 gallons but less than 1,000,000 gallons that 
        is used to dispense petroleum into cargo tanks for 
        transportation and sale at another location. 
           (b) Notwithstanding any other provision in this chapter and 
        any rules adopted pursuant to this chapter, the board shall 
        reimburse 90 percent of an applicant's cost for bulk plant 
        upgrades or closures completed between June 1, 1998, and 
        November 1, 2003, to comply with Minnesota Rules, chapter 7151, 
        provided that the board determines the costs were incurred and 
        reasonable.  The reimbursement may not exceed $10,000 per bulk 
        plant. 
           (c) For corrective action at a bulk plant located on what 
        is or was railroad right-of-way, the board shall reimburse 90 
        percent of total reimbursable costs on the first $40,000 of 
        reimbursable costs and 100 percent of any remaining reimbursable 
        costs when the applicant can document that more than one bulk 
        plant was operated on the same section of right-of-way, as 
        determined by the commissioner of commerce. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment and applies to applications received 
        on or after the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 134.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115C.093, is 
        amended to read: 
           115C.093 [CORRECTIVE ACTION PERFORMANCE AUDITS.] 
           (a) The board shall may contract for performance audits of 
        corrective actions for which reimbursement is sought under 
        section 115C.09, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (3), and 
        may contract for audits of other corrective actions.  
           (b) A responsible person may request a performance audit 
        under this section.  If the board denies the request, it must 
        provide the requester with the reasons for the denial. 
           (c) A performance audit conducted under this section must 
        evaluate the adequacy of the corrective actions, the validity of 
        the corrective action costs, and whether alternative methods or 
        technologies could have been used to carry out the corrective 
        actions at a lower cost.  The board shall report the results of 
        audits conducted under this section to the chairs of the senate 
        committees on environment and natural resources and commerce and 
        consumer protection, the finance division of the senate 
        committee on environment and natural resources, and the house of 
        representatives committees on environment and natural resources, 
        environment and natural resources finance, and commerce, 
        tourism, and consumer affairs.  Money in the fund is 
        appropriated to the board for the purposes of this section. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment and applies to applications received 
        on or after the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 135.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115C.112, is 
        amended to read: 
           115C.112 [CONSULTANT AND CONTRACTOR SANCTIONS; ACTIONS 
        BASED ON CONDUCT OCCURRING ON AND AFTER MARCH 14, 1996.] 
           The commissioner of commerce may by order deny a 
        registration, censure, suspend, or revoke a registrant and 
        require payment of all costs of proceedings resulting in an 
        action instituted under this section and impose a civil penalty 
        of not more than $10,000 if the commissioner of commerce finds:  
        (i) that the order is in the public interest; and (ii) that the 
        registrant or, in the case of a registrant that is not a natural 
        person, any partner, officer, or director, any person occupying 
        a similar status or performing similar functions, or any person 
        directly or indirectly controlling the registrant: 
           (1) has engaged in conduct that departs from or fails to 
        conform to the minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing 
        engineering, hydrogeological, or other technical practices 
        within the reasonable control of the consultant or contractor; 
           (2) has participated in a kickback scheme prohibited under 
        section 115C.045; 
           (3) has engaged in conduct likely to deceive or defraud, or 
        demonstrating a willful or careless disregard for public health 
        or the environment; 
           (4) has committed fraud, embezzlement, theft, forgery, 
        bribery, falsified or destroyed records, made false statements, 
        received stolen property, made false claims, or obstructed 
        justice; 
           (5) is the subject of an order revoking, suspending, 
        restricting, limiting, or imposing other disciplinary action 
        against the contractor's or consultant's license or 
        certification in another state or jurisdiction; 
           (6) if the person is a consultant, has failed to comply 
        with any of the ongoing obligations for registration as a 
        consultant in section 115C.11, subdivision 1; 
           (7) has failed to comply with any provision or any rule or 
        order under this chapter or chapter 45; 
           (8) has engaged in anticompetitive activity; 
           (9) has performed corrective action without having an 
        accurate and complete registration on file with the board or has 
        allowed another to perform corrective action when that party 
        does not have a complete registration on file with the board; 
           (10) has been shown to be incompetent, untrustworthy, or 
        financially irresponsible; or 
           (11) has made or assisted another in making any material 
        misrepresentation or omission to the board, commissioner, 
        commissioner of commerce, or upon reasonable request has 
        withheld or concealed information from, or refused to furnish 
        information to, the board, commissioner, or commissioner of 
        commerce; or 
           (12) has failed to reasonably supervise its employees or 
        representatives to assure their compliance with this chapter and 
        Minnesota Rules, chapter 2890. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment and applies to applications received 
        on or after the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 136.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 115C.13, is 
        amended to read: 
           115C.13 [REPEALER.] 
           Sections 115C.01, 115C.02, 115C.021, 115C.03, 115C.04, 
        115C.045, 115C.05, 115C.06, 115C.065, 115C.07, 115C.08, 115C.09, 
        115C.092, 115C.093, 115C.10, 115C.11, and 115C.111, 115C.112, 
        115C.12, and 115C.13, are repealed effective June 30, 2005. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment and applies to applications received 
        on or after the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 137.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 116.07, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ADOPTION OF STANDARDS.] The pollution control 
        agency shall improve air quality by promoting, in the most 
        practicable way possible, the use of energy sources and waste 
        disposal methods which produce or emit the least air 
        contaminants consistent with the agency's overall goal of 
        reducing all forms of pollution.  The agency shall also adopt 
        standards of air quality, including maximum allowable standards 
        of emission of air contaminants from motor vehicles, recognizing 
        that due to variable factors, no single standard of purity of 
        air is applicable to all areas of the state.  In adopting 
        standards the pollution control agency shall give due 
        recognition to the fact that the quantity or characteristics of 
        air contaminants or the duration of their presence in the 
        atmosphere, which may cause air pollution in one area of the 
        state, may cause less or not cause any air pollution in another 
        area of the state, and it shall take into consideration in this 
        connection such factors, including others which it may deem 
        proper, as existing physical conditions, zoning classifications, 
        topography, prevailing wind directions and velocities, and the 
        fact that a standard of air quality which may be proper as to an 
        essentially residential area of the state, may not be proper as 
        to a highly developed industrial area of the state.  Such 
        standards of air quality shall be premised upon scientific 
        knowledge of causes as well as effects based on technically 
        substantiated criteria and commonly accepted practices.  No 
        local government unit shall set standards of air quality which 
        are more stringent than those set by the pollution control 
        agency. 
           The pollution control agency shall promote solid waste 
        disposal control by encouraging the updating of collection 
        systems, elimination of open dumps, and improvements in 
        incinerator practices.  The agency shall also adopt standards 
        for the control of the collection, transportation, storage, 
        processing, and disposal of solid waste and sewage sludge for 
        the prevention and abatement of water, air, and land pollution, 
        recognizing that due to variable factors, no single standard of 
        control is applicable to all areas of the state.  In adopting 
        standards, the pollution control agency shall give due 
        recognition to the fact that elements of control which may be 
        reasonable and proper in densely populated areas of the state 
        may be unreasonable and improper in sparsely populated or remote 
        areas of the state, and it shall take into consideration in this 
        connection such factors, including others which it may deem 
        proper, as existing physical conditions, topography, soils and 
        geology, climate, transportation, and land use.  Such standards 
        of control shall be premised on technical criteria and commonly 
        accepted practices. 
           The pollution control agency shall also adopt standards 
        describing the maximum levels of noise in terms of sound 
        pressure level which may occur in the outdoor atmosphere, 
        recognizing that due to variable factors no single standard of 
        sound pressure is applicable to all areas of the state.  Such 
        standards shall give due consideration to such factors as the 
        intensity of noises, the types of noises, the frequency with 
        which noises recur, the time period for which noises continue, 
        the times of day during which noises occur, and such other 
        factors as could affect the extent to which noises may be 
        injurious to human health or welfare, animal or plant life, or 
        property, or could interfere unreasonably with the enjoyment of 
        life or property.  In adopting standards, the pollution control 
        agency shall give due recognition to the fact that the quantity 
        or characteristics of noise or the duration of its presence in 
        the outdoor atmosphere, which may cause noise pollution in one 
        area of the state, may cause less or not cause any noise 
        pollution in another area of the state, and it shall take into 
        consideration in this connection such factors, including others 
        which it may deem proper, as existing physical conditions, 
        zoning classifications, topography, meteorological conditions 
        and the fact that a standard which may be proper in an 
        essentially residential area of the state, may not be proper as 
        to a highly developed industrial area of the state.  Such noise 
        standards shall be premised upon scientific knowledge as well as 
        effects based on technically substantiated criteria and commonly 
        accepted practices.  No local governing unit shall set standards 
        describing the maximum levels of sound pressure which are more 
        stringent than those set by the pollution control agency. 
           The pollution control agency shall adopt standards for the 
        identification of hazardous waste and for the management, 
        identification, labeling, classification, storage, collection, 
        transportation, processing, and disposal of hazardous waste, 
        recognizing that due to variable factors, a single standard of 
        hazardous waste control may not be applicable to all areas of 
        the state.  In adopting standards, the pollution control agency 
        shall recognize that elements of control which may be reasonable 
        and proper in densely populated areas of the state may be 
        unreasonable and improper in sparsely populated or remote areas 
        of the state.  The agency shall consider existing physical 
        conditions, topography, soils, and geology, climate, 
        transportation and land use.  Standards of hazardous waste 
        control shall be premised on technical knowledge, and commonly 
        accepted practices.  Hazardous waste generator licenses may be 
        issued for a term not to exceed five years.  No local government 
        unit shall set standards of hazardous waste control which are in 
        conflict or inconsistent with those set by the pollution control 
        agency. 
           A person who generates less than 100 kilograms of hazardous 
        waste per month is exempt from the following agency hazardous 
        waste rules: 
           (1) rules relating to transportation, manifesting, storage, 
        and labeling for photographic fixer and X-ray negative wastes 
        that are hazardous solely because of silver content; and 
           (2) any rule requiring the generator to send to the agency 
        or commissioner a copy of each manifest for the transportation 
        of hazardous waste for off-site treatment, storage, or disposal, 
        except that counties within the metropolitan area may require 
        generators to provide manifests. 
        Nothing in this paragraph exempts the generator from the 
        agency's rules relating to on-site accumulation or outdoor 
        storage.  A political subdivision or other local unit of 
        government may not adopt management requirements that are more 
        restrictive than this paragraph. 
           Sec. 138.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 116.70, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] The definitions in this 
        section apply to sections 116.71 116.731 to 116.734. 
           Sec. 139.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 116O.09, 
        subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [BOARD OF DIRECTORS.] The board of directors of 
        the agricultural utilization research institute is comprised of: 
           (1) the chairs of the senate agriculture and rural 
        development committee and the house of representatives 
        committees with jurisdiction over agriculture committee policy; 
           (2) two representatives of statewide farm organizations; 
           (3) two representatives of agribusiness, one of whom is a 
        member of the Minnesota Technology, Inc. board representing 
        agribusiness; and 
           (4) three representatives of the commodity promotion 
        councils. 
           A member of the board of directors under clauses (1) to (4) 
        may designate a permanent or temporary replacement member 
        representing the same constituency. 
           Sec. 140.  [116P.14] [FEDERAL LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION 
        FUNDS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DESIGNATED AGENCY.] The department of 
        natural resources is designated as the state agency to apply 
        for, accept, receive, and disburse federal reimbursement funds 
        and private funds, which are granted to the state of Minnesota 
        from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Act. 
           Subd. 2.  [STATE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION ACCOUNT; 
        CREATION.] A state land and water conservation account is 
        created in the Minnesota future resources fund.  All of the 
        money made available to the state from funds granted under 
        subdivision 1 shall be deposited in the state land and water 
        conservation account. 
           Subd. 3.  [LOCAL SHARE.] Fifty percent of all money made 
        available to the state from funds granted under subdivision 1 
        shall be distributed for projects to be acquired, developed, and 
        maintained by local units of government, providing that any 
        project approved is consistent with a statewide or a county or 
        regional recreational plan and compatible with the statewide 
        recreational plan.  All money received by the commissioner for 
        local units of government is appropriated annually to carry out 
        the purposes for which the funds are received. 
           Subd. 4.  [STATE SHARE.] Fifty percent of the money made 
        available to the state from funds granted under subdivision 1 
        shall be used for state land acquisition and development for the 
        state outdoor recreation system under chapter 86A and the 
        administrative expenses necessary to maintain eligibility for 
        the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. 
           Sec. 141.  [116P.15] [LAND ACQUISITION RESTRICTIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [SCOPE.] A recipient of an appropriation 
        from the trust fund or the Minnesota future resources fund who 
        acquires an interest in real property with the appropriation 
        must comply with this section.  For the purposes of this 
        section, "interest in real property" includes, but is not 
        limited to, an easement or fee title to property. 
           Subd. 2.  [RESTRICTIONS; MODIFICATION PROCEDURE.] (a) An 
        interest in real property acquired with an appropriation from 
        the trust fund or the Minnesota future resources fund must be 
        used in perpetuity or for the specific term of an easement 
        interest for the purpose for which the appropriation was made. 
           (b) A recipient of funding who acquires an interest in real 
        property subject to this section may not alter the intended use 
        of the interest in real property or convey any interest in the 
        real property without the prior review and approval of the 
        commission.  The commission shall establish procedures to review 
        requests from recipients to alter the use of or convey an 
        interest in real property.  These procedures shall allow for the 
        replacement of the interest in real property with another 
        interest in real property meeting the following criteria: 
           (1) the interest is at least equal in fair market value, as 
        certified by the commissioner of natural resources, to the 
        interest being replaced; and 
           (2) the interest is in a reasonably equivalent location, 
        and has a reasonably equivalent usefulness compared to the 
        interest being replaced. 
           (c) An interest in real property acquired with an 
        appropriation from the trust fund or the Minnesota future 
        resources fund to be held by an entity other than this state 
        shall include the following restrictive covenant on the 
        conveyance instrument used to acquire the real property 
        interests: 
           "The above described property shall be administered in 
        accordance with the terms, conditions, and purposes of the grant 
        agreement or work program controlling the acquisition of the 
        property.  The property, or any portion of the property, shall 
        not be sold, transferred, pledged, or otherwise disposed of or 
        further encumbered without obtaining the prior written approval 
        of the legislative commission on Minnesota resources.  If the 
        holder of the property fails to comply with the terms and 
        conditions of the grant agreement or work program, ownership of 
        the property shall revert to this state." 
           Sec. 142.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 223.17, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [GRAIN BUYERS AND STORAGE 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.  
           The fee for any license issued or renewed after June 30, 
        1997 2001, shall be set according to the following schedule: 
           (a) $100 $125 plus $50 $100 for each additional location 
        for grain buyers whose gross annual purchases are less than 
        $100,000; 
           (b) $200 $250 plus $50 $100 for each additional location 
        for grain buyers whose gross annual purchases are at least 
        $100,000, but not more than $750,000; 
           (c) $300 $375 plus $100 $200 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 $500 plus $100 $200 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 $625 plus $100 $200 for each additional location 
        for grain buyers whose gross annual purchases are more than 
        $3,000,000.  
           There is created 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 account and is 
        appropriated to the commissioner for the administration and 
        enforcement of sections 223.15 to 223.22. 
           Sec. 143.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 231.16, is 
        amended to read: 
           231.16 [WAREHOUSE OPERATOR OR HOUSEHOLD GOODS WAREHOUSE 
        OPERATOR TO OBTAIN LICENSE.] 
           A warehouse operator or household goods warehouse operator 
        must be licensed annually by the department.  The department 
        shall prescribe the form of the written application.  If the 
        department approves the license application and the applicant 
        files with the department the necessary bond, in the case of 
        household goods warehouse operators, or proof of warehouse 
        operators legal liability insurance coverage in an amount of 
        $50,000 or more, as provided for in this chapter, the department 
        shall issue the license upon payment of the license fee required 
        in this section.  A warehouse operator or household goods 
        warehouse operator to whom a license is issued shall pay a fee 
        as follows:  
                Building square footage used for public storage 
                    (1) 5,000 or less               $ 80 $100
                    (2) 5,001 to 10,000             $155 $200 
                    (3) 10,001 to 20,000            $250 $300 
                    (4) 20,001 to 100,000           $315 $400
                    (5) 100,001 to 200,000          $410 $500
                    (6) over 200,000                $470 $600
           Fees collected under this chapter must be paid into the 
        grain buyers and storage account established in section 232.22. 
           The license must be renewed annually on or before July 1, 
        and always upon payment of the full license fee required in this 
        section.  No license shall be issued for any portion of a year 
        for less than the full amount of the license fee required in 
        this section.  Each license obtained under this chapter must be 
        publicly displayed in the main office of the place of business 
        of the warehouse operator or household goods warehouse operator 
        to whom it is issued.  The license authorizes the warehouse 
        operator or household goods 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. 
           A license may be refused for good cause shown and revoked 
        by the department for violation of law or of any rule adopted by 
        the department, upon notice and after hearing. 
           Sec. 144.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 256J.20, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [OTHER PROPERTY LIMITATIONS.] To be eligible for 
        MFIP, the equity value of all nonexcluded real and personal 
        property of the assistance unit must not exceed $2,000 for 
        applicants and $5,000 for ongoing participants.  The value of 
        assets in clauses (1) to (20) (19) must be excluded when 
        determining the equity value of real and personal property: 
           (1) a licensed vehicle up to a loan value of less than or 
        equal to $7,500.  The county agency shall apply any excess loan 
        value as if it were equity value to the asset limit described in 
        this section.  If the assistance unit owns more than one 
        licensed vehicle, the county agency shall determine the vehicle 
        with the highest loan value and count only the loan value over 
        $7,500, excluding:  (i) the value of one vehicle per physically 
        disabled person when the vehicle is needed to transport the 
        disabled unit member; this exclusion does not apply to mentally 
        disabled people; (ii) the value of special equipment for a 
        handicapped member of the assistance unit; and (iii) any vehicle 
        used for long-distance travel, other than daily commuting, for 
        the employment of a unit member. 
           The county agency shall count the loan value of all other 
        vehicles and apply this amount as if it were equity value to the 
        asset limit described in this section.  To establish the loan 
        value of vehicles, a county agency must use the N.A.D.A. 
        Official Used Car Guide, Midwest Edition, for newer model cars.  
        When a vehicle is not listed in the guidebook, or when the 
        applicant or participant disputes the loan value listed in the 
        guidebook as unreasonable given the condition of the particular 
        vehicle, the county agency may require the applicant or 
        participant document the loan value by securing a written 
        statement from a motor vehicle dealer licensed under section 
        168.27, stating the amount that the dealer would pay to purchase 
        the vehicle.  The county agency shall reimburse the applicant or 
        participant for the cost of a written statement that documents a 
        lower loan value; 
           (2) the value of life insurance policies for members of the 
        assistance unit; 
           (3) one burial plot per member of an assistance unit; 
           (4) the value of personal property needed to produce earned 
        income, including tools, implements, farm animals, inventory, 
        business loans, business checking and savings accounts used at 
        least annually and used exclusively for the operation of a 
        self-employment business, and any motor vehicles if at least 50 
        percent of the vehicle's use is to produce income and if the 
        vehicles are essential for the self-employment business; 
           (5) the value of personal property not otherwise specified 
        which is commonly used by household members in day-to-day living 
        such as clothing, necessary household furniture, equipment, and 
        other basic maintenance items essential for daily living; 
           (6) the value of real and personal property owned by a 
        recipient of Supplemental Security Income or Minnesota 
        supplemental aid; 
           (7) the value of corrective payments, but only for the 
        month in which the payment is received and for the following 
        month; 
           (8) a mobile home or other vehicle used by an applicant or 
        participant as the applicant's or participant's home; 
           (9) money in a separate escrow account that is needed to 
        pay real estate taxes or insurance and that is used for this 
        purpose; 
           (10) money held in escrow to cover employee FICA, employee 
        tax withholding, sales tax withholding, employee worker 
        compensation, business insurance, property rental, property 
        taxes, and other costs that are paid at least annually, but less 
        often than monthly; 
           (11) monthly assistance, emergency assistance, and 
        diversionary payments for the current month's needs; 
           (12) the value of school loans, grants, or scholarships for 
        the period they are intended to cover; 
           (13) payments listed in section 256J.21, subdivision 2, 
        clause (9), which are held in escrow for a period not to exceed 
        three months to replace or repair personal or real property; 
           (14) income received in a budget month through the end of 
        the payment month; 
           (15) savings from earned income of a minor child or a minor 
        parent that are set aside in a separate account designated 
        specifically for future education or employment costs; 
           (16) the federal earned income credit, Minnesota working 
        family credit, state and federal income tax refunds, state 
        homeowners and renters credits under chapter 290A, property tax 
        rebates and other federal or state tax rebates in the month 
        received and the following month; 
           (17) payments excluded under federal law as long as those 
        payments are held in a separate account from any nonexcluded 
        funds; 
           (18) money received by a participant of the corps to career 
        program under section 84.0887, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), as 
        a postservice benefit under the federal Americorps Act; 
           (19) the assets of children ineligible to receive MFIP 
        benefits because foster care or adoption assistance payments are 
        made on their behalf; and 
           (20) (19) the assets of persons whose income is excluded 
        under section 256J.21, subdivision 2, clause (43). 
           Sec. 145.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 296A.01, 
        subdivision 19, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 19.  [E85.] "E85" means a petroleum product that is a 
        blend of agriculturally derived denatured ethanol and 
        gasoline or natural gasoline that typically contains 85 percent 
        ethanol by volume, but at a minimum must contain 60 percent 
        ethanol by volume.  For the purposes of this chapter, the energy 
        content of E85 will be considered to be 82,000 BTUs per gallon.  
        E85 produced for use as a motor fuel in alternative fuel 
        vehicles as defined in section 296A.01, subdivision 5, must 
        comply with ASTM specification D 5798-96. 
           Sec. 146.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.94, is 
        amended to read: 
           297A.94 [DEPOSIT OF REVENUES.] 
           (a) Except as provided in this section, the commissioner 
        shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties, 
        derived from the taxes imposed by this chapter in the state 
        treasury and credit them to the general fund.  
           (b) The commissioner shall deposit taxes in the Minnesota 
        agricultural and economic account in the special revenue fund if:
           (1) the taxes are derived from sales and use of property 
        and services purchased for the construction and operation of an 
        agricultural resource project; and 
           (2) the purchase was made on or after the date on which a 
        conditional commitment was made for a loan guaranty for the 
        project under section 41A.04, subdivision 3. 
        The commissioner of finance shall certify to the commissioner 
        the date on which the project received the conditional 
        commitment.  The amount deposited in the loan guaranty account 
        must be reduced by any refunds and by the costs incurred by the 
        department of revenue to administer and enforce the assessment 
        and collection of the taxes.  
           (c) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including 
        interest and penalties, derived from the taxes imposed on sales 
        and purchases included in section 297A.61, subdivision 16, 
        paragraphs (b) and (f), in the state treasury, and credit them 
        as follows: 
           (1) first to the general obligation special tax bond debt 
        service account in each fiscal year the amount required by 
        section 16A.661, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); and 
           (2) after the requirements of clause (1) have been met, the 
        balance to the general fund. 
           (d) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including 
        interest and penalties, collected under section 297A.64, 
        subdivision 5, in the state treasury and credit them to the 
        general fund.  By July 15 of each year the commissioner shall 
        transfer to the highway user tax distribution fund an amount 
        equal to the excess fees collected under section 297A.64, 
        subdivision 5, for the previous calendar year. 
           (e) For fiscal year 2001, 97 percent,; for fiscal years 
        2002 and 2003, 87 percent; and for fiscal year 2002 2004 and 
        thereafter, 87 88.5 percent of the revenues, including interest 
        and penalties, transmitted to the commissioner under section 
        297A.65, must be deposited by the commissioner in the state 
        treasury as follows: 
           (1) 50 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the 
        heritage enhancement account in the game and fish fund, and may 
        be spent only on activities that improve, enhance, or protect 
        fish and wildlife resources, including conservation, 
        restoration, and enhancement of land, water, and other natural 
        resources of the state; 
           (2) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the 
        natural resources fund, and may be spent only for state parks 
        and trails; 
           (3) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the 
        natural resources fund, and may be spent only on metropolitan 
        park and trail grants; 
           (4) three percent of the receipts must be deposited in the 
        natural resources fund, and may be spent only on local trail 
        grants; and 
           (5) two percent of the receipts must be deposited in the 
        natural resources fund, and may be spent only for the Minnesota 
        zoological garden, the Como park zoo and conservatory, and the 
        Duluth zoo. 
           (f) The revenue dedicated under paragraph (e) may not be 
        used as a substitute for traditional sources of funding for the 
        purposes specified, but the dedicated revenue shall supplement 
        traditional sources of funding for those purposes.  Land 
        acquired with money deposited in the game and fish fund under 
        paragraph (e) must be open to public hunting and fishing during 
        the open season.  At least 87 percent of the money deposited in 
        the game and fish fund for improvement, enhancement, or 
        protection of fish and wildlife resources under paragraph (e) 
        must be allocated for field operations. 
           Sec. 147.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 473.845, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [EXPENDITURES FROM THE FUND.] Money in the fund 
        may only be is appropriated to the agency for expenditure for: 
           (1) reasonable and necessary expenses for closure and 
        postclosure care of a mixed municipal solid waste disposal 
        facility in the metropolitan area for a 30-year period after 
        closure, if the agency determines that the operator or owner 
        will not take the necessary actions requested by the agency for 
        closure and postclosure in the manner and within the time 
        requested; 
           (2) reasonable and necessary response and postclosure costs 
        at a mixed municipal solid waste disposal facility in the 
        metropolitan area that has been closed for 30 years in 
        compliance with the closure and postclosure rules of the agency; 
        or 
           (3) reimbursement to a local government unit for costs 
        incurred over $400,000 under a work plan approved by the 
        commissioner of the agency to remediate methane at a closed 
        disposal facility owned by the local government unit; or 
           (4) reasonable and necessary response costs at an 
        unpermitted facility for mixed municipal solid waste disposal in 
        the metropolitan area that was permitted by the agency for 
        disposal of sludge ash from a wastewater treatment facility. 
           Sec. 148.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.687, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [CHARGING DISCRETION.] Criminal proceedings may 
        be instituted under this section, notwithstanding the provisions 
        of section 24.141, 29.24, 31.02, 31.601, 34.01, 151.34, 
        340A.508, subdivision 2, or other law proscribing adulteration 
        of substances intended for use by persons. 
           Sec. 149.  [626.94] [CONSERVATION LAW ENFORCEMENT 
        AUTHORITY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] As used in this section, 
        "Indian conservation enforcement authority" means: 
           (1) a federally recognized Indian tribe, as defined in 
        United States Code, title 25, section 450b, subsection (e), 
        located within Minnesota, provided that the tribe has the 
        authority to adopt and enforce game, fish, and natural resources 
        codes governing the conduct of its members within the geographic 
        boundaries of a reservation or in the 1854 or 1837 ceded 
        territories; or 
           (2) an Indian conservation agency having the authority to 
        adopt or enforce game, fish, and natural resources codes and 
        regulations governing the conduct of Indians in the 1854 or 1837 
        ceded territories. 
           Subd. 2.  [INDIAN CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY 
        REQUIREMENTS.] Upon agreement by the commissioner of natural 
        resources, an Indian conservation enforcement authority may 
        exercise authority under subdivision 3 if it satisfies the 
        following minimum requirements: 
           (1) the Indian conservation enforcement authority agrees to 
        be subject to liability for its torts and those of its officers, 
        employees, and agents acting within the scope of their 
        employment or duties arising out of the conservation enforcement 
        powers conferred by this section to the same extent as a 
        municipality under chapter 466 and the Indian conservation 
        enforcement authority further agrees, notwithstanding section 
        16C.05, subdivision 7, to waive its sovereign immunity for 
        purposes of claims arising out of the liability; 
           (2) the Indian conservation enforcement authority files 
        with the board of peace officer standards and training a bond or 
        certificate of insurance for liability coverage with the maximum 
        single occurrence amounts set forth in section 466.04 and an 
        annual cap for all occurrences within a year of three times the 
        single occurrence amounts; 
           (3) the Indian conservation enforcement authority files 
        with the board of peace officer standards and training a 
        certificate of insurance for liability of its conservation law 
        enforcement officers, employees, and agents for lawsuits under 
        the United States Constitution; 
           (4) the Indian conservation enforcement authority agrees to 
        be subject to section 13.82 and any other laws of the state 
        relating to data practices of law enforcement agencies; 
           (5) the Indian conservation enforcement authority enters 
        into a written cooperative agreement with the commissioner of 
        natural resources under section 471.59 to define and regulate 
        the provision of conservation law enforcement services under 
        this section and to provide conservation officers employed by 
        the department of natural resources with authority described in 
        the cooperative agreement to enforce Indian codes and 
        regulations on lands agreed upon within the reservation or ceded 
        territory; and 
           (6) the Indian conservation enforcement authority appoints 
        a licensed peace officer to serve as a chief law enforcement 
        officer with authority to appoint and supervise the authority's 
        conservation officers under this section. 
        When entering into an agreement under clause (5), the Indian 
        conservation enforcement authority is considered a "governmental 
        unit" as defined under section 471.59, subdivision 1.  Nothing 
        in this section shall be construed to invalidate or limit the 
        terms of any valid agreement approved by a federal court order. 
           Subd. 3.  [JURISDICTION.] If the requirements of 
        subdivision 2 are met: 
           (1) the Indian conservation enforcement authority's chief 
        law enforcement officer may appoint peace officers, as defined 
        in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), to serve as 
        conservation officers having the same powers as conservation 
        officers employed by the department of natural resources.  The 
        exercise of these powers is limited to the geographical 
        boundaries of the reservation or ceded territory; and 
           (2) the jurisdiction of conservation officers appointed 
        under this subdivision is concurrent with the jurisdiction of 
        conservation officers employed by the department of natural 
        resources to enforce the state's game and fish, natural 
        resource, and recreational laws within the geographical 
        boundaries of the reservation or ceded territory. 
           Subd. 4.  [EFFECT ON FEDERAL LAW.] Nothing in this section 
        shall be construed to restrict the Indian conservation 
        enforcement authority's authority under federal law. 
           Subd. 5.  [CONSTRUCTION.] This section is limited to 
        conservation enforcement authority only.  Nothing in this 
        section shall affect any other jurisdictional relationship or 
        dispute or current agreement. 
           Sec. 150.  Laws 1986, chapter 398, article 1, section 18, 
        as amended by Laws 1987, chapter 292, section 37; Laws 1989, 
        chapter 350, article 16, section 8; Laws 1990, chapter 525, 
        section 1; Laws 1991, chapter 208, section 2; Laws 1993, First 
        Special Session chapter 2, article 6, section 2; Laws 1995, 
        chapter 212, article 2, section 11; Laws 1997, chapter 183, 
        article 3, section 29; Laws 1998, chapter 395, section 7; Laws 
        1998, chapter 402, section 6; Laws 1999, chapter 214, article 2, 
        section 19; and Laws 2001, chapter 195, article 1, section 23, 
        is amended to read: 
           Sec. 18.  [REPEALER.] 
           Sections 1 to 17 and Minnesota Statutes, section 336.9-601, 
        subsections (h) and (i), and sections 583.284, 583.285, 583.286, 
        and 583.305, are repealed on July 1, 2001 2003. 
           Sec. 151.  Laws 1995, chapter 220, section 142, as amended 
        by Laws 1995, chapter 263, section 12, Laws 1996, chapter 351, 
        section 1, and Laws 1999, chapter 231, section 191, 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, 2001 2007.
           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. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 152.  Laws 1996, chapter 407, section 32, subdivision 
        4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] (a) A local area advisory 
        committee is established to provide direction on the 
        establishment, planning, development, and operation of the Iron 
        Range off-highway vehicle recreation area.  Except as provided 
        in paragraph (b), the commissioner of natural resources shall 
        appoint the members of the advisory committee. 
           (b) Membership on the advisory committee shall include: 
           (1) a representative of the all-terrain vehicle association 
        of Minnesota; 
           (2) a representative of the amateur riders of motorcycles 
        association; 
           (3) a representative of the Minnesota four-wheel drive 
        association; 
           (4) a representative of the St. Louis county board; 
           (5) a state representative appointed by the speaker of the 
        house of representatives; 
           (6) a state senator appointed by the senate committee on 
        committees; 
           (7) a designee of the local environmental community 
        selected by the area environmental organizations; 
           (8) a designee of the local tourism community selected by 
        the iron trail convention and visitors bureau; and 
           (9) a representative of the Tower regional office of the 
        department of natural resources. 
           (c) The advisory committee shall elect its own chair and 
        meetings shall be at the call of the chair. 
           (d) The advisory committee members shall serve as 
        volunteers and accept no per diem. 
           (e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059, 
        subdivision 5, or other law to the contrary, the advisory 
        committee expires June 30, 2003. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment.  
           Sec. 153.  Laws 1999, chapter 231, section 16, subdivision 
        4, is amended to read: 
        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 $1,324,000 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. 
        (o) Milan Trail Resurfacing      
        $160,000 is from the future resources 
        fund to the commissioner of natural 
        resources to resurface four miles of 
        recreational trail from the town of 
        Milan to Lake Lac Qui Parle in Chippewa 
        county. 
           Sec. 154.  Laws 2000, chapter 473, section 21, is amended 
        to read: 
           Sec. 21.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           $200,000 is appropriated from the state forest suspense 
        account to the commissioner of natural resources for transfer to 
        the University of Minnesota Duluth for the purpose of funding 
        the inventory conducted pursuant to this section and is 
        available until expended.  Because the University of Minnesota 
        is a land grant university, and because most of the state-owned 
        land to be inventoried is granted land, the chancellor of the 
        University of Minnesota Duluth is requested to direct the School 
        of Business and Economics to conduct an inventory of state-owned 
        land located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for the 
        purpose of providing the legislature and state officers with 
        more precise information as to the nature, extent, and value of 
        the land.  The inventory must include the following:  (1) a list 
        of the tracts of state-owned land within the area, together with 
        the available legal description by government tract, insofar as 
        possible; (2) the number of linear feet of shoreline in each 
        tract, together with a general description of that shoreline, 
        whether it is rocky, sandy, or swampy, or some other descriptive 
        system that generally describes the shoreland; (3) the acreage 
        of each tract; (4) a general description of the surface of each 
        tract, including topography and the predominant vegetative cover 
        for each tract and any known unique surface features, such as 
        areas of virgin and other old growth timber; and (5) using 
        available real estate market value information and accepted real 
        estate valuation techniques, assign estimates of the value for 
        each tract, exclusive of minerals and mineral interests, using 
        each of the real estate valuation techniques adopted for the 
        inventory.  For the purposes of this section, "state-owned land" 
        is defined as any class of state-owned land, whether it is 
        granted land such as school, university, swampland, or internal 
        improvement, or whether it is tax-forfeited, acquired, or 
        state-owned land of any other classification.  At the request of 
        the university, the commissioner of natural resources shall 
        promptly provide the university with all published maps, whether 
        federal, state, or county, together with a descriptive list of 
        state-owned land in the area, using available legal 
        descriptions, forest inventories, and other factual information, 
        published data, and photographs that are necessary for the 
        university's inventory.  From these maps, lists, data, and other 
        information, the university is requested to prepare a report of 
        its inventory.  The legislature requests that the University of 
        Minnesota submit the report to the legislature by January 15, 
        2002 2003. 
           Sec. 155.  [REORGANIZATION OF WATER PROGRAMS AND 
        FUNCTIONS.] 
           (a) The director of the office of strategic and long-range 
        planning shall, according to the schedule provided in paragraph 
        (c), develop and present to the house and senate chairs of the 
        committees with jurisdiction over environment and natural 
        resources policy and finance issues a plan for the 
        reorganization of the state water programs and functions.  The 
        plan shall be designed to ensure regulatory efficiency and 
        program effectiveness in that: 
           (1) all specific plans and implementation projects should 
        be coordinated with and relate to an overall water management 
        plan; 
           (2) similar programs and functions should be assigned to a 
        single agency, when feasible; and 
           (3) inherent conflicts of interest should be avoided. 
           (b) The plan should, at a minimum, allocate the programs 
        into the following five categories: 
           (1) overall water management planning; 
           (2) establishment of water quantity and quality standards, 
        including biological and chemical indicators; 
           (3) monitoring and assessment; 
           (4) technical and financial assistance; education and 
        training; and implementation; and 
           (5) enforcement. 
        The director may develop an alternative allocation of programs 
        and functions, provided the plan meets the criteria established 
        in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), and provided the director 
        first consults with the legislative chairs in paragraph (a). 
           (c) The director shall provide the proposed plan to the 
        legislative chairs in paragraph (a) according to the following 
        schedule: 
           (1) by August 15, 2001, a chart listing all of the current 
        water programs and functions provided by state government, with 
        (i) a brief description of the program, identifying the agency 
        to which the program is currently assigned; (ii) the number of 
        full-time equivalent staff assigned to the program; and (iii) a 
        summary of outcomes expected from each program; 
           (2) by November 15, 2001, a preliminary plan for 
        reorganizing the state water programs and functions, with a 
        chart similar to that provided in clause (1), displaying the 
        proposed reallocation of programs, functions, and full-time 
        equivalents to the respective agencies and a summary of outcomes 
        expected from each program; and 
           (3) by February 15, 2002, a final plan with associated 
        chart, and draft legislative language to accomplish the proposed 
        reorganization.  After consultation with the legislative chairs 
        in paragraph (a), implementation of the proposed plan may be 
        staged over a number of years to minimize program disruption. 
           Sec. 156.  [TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF RULE.] 
           The application of Minnesota Rules, part 1720.0620, is 
        temporarily suspended from January 1, 2001, to June 1, 2002, for 
        products used exclusively for poultry. 
           Sec. 157.  [STUDY; MOTOR VEHICLE USE OF STATE AND COUNTY 
        FOREST ROADS.] 
           The commissioners of administration, transportation, 
        natural resources, and revenue shall work with the affected 
        counties to study and determine the percentage of revenue 
        received from the unrefunded gasoline and special fuel tax that 
        is derived from gasoline and special fuel for the operation of 
        motor vehicles on state forest roads and county forest access 
        roads.  The commissioners shall report the results of this study 
        by December 1, 2002. 
           Sec. 158.  [MCQUADE ROAD SMALL CRAFT HARBOR ACQUISITION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.] The legislature 
        recognizes the need to provide small craft harbors on Lake 
        Superior and that it is in the public interest to direct the 
        commissioner of natural resources to acquire necessary interests 
        in land in the southwest area of Lake Superior for small craft 
        harbor purposes. 
           Subd. 2.  [ACQUISITION.] The commissioner shall acquire 
        interests in land, without undue delay, under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 86A.21, paragraph (a), clause (2), as 
        necessary to provide a small craft harbor on Lake Superior at 
        McQuade Road. 
           Sec. 159.  [SUNKEN LOG MORATORIUM.] 
           The commissioner of natural resources must suspend recovery 
        of sunken logs under Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.650.  The 
        commissioner must not issue leases to remove sunken logs or 
        permit the removal of sunken logs from inland waters during the 
        moratorium period.  The commissioner must cancel all existing 
        leases issued under Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.650, and 
        refund the lease application fees.  The permanent moratorium may 
        be lifted only by an act of the legislature. 
           Sec. 160.  [REPORT BY FINANCE COMMISSIONER.] 
           (a) The commissioner of finance must identify the following 
        in the special revenue fund: 
           (1) accounts where there has been no activity in the past 
        six years; 
           (2) accounts where there has been no expenditure for the 
        past six years; 
           (3) accounts where the authorizing legislation has been 
        repealed; and 
           (4) other account balances determined by the commissioner 
        as not needed for normal operations. 
           (b) For purposes of this section, "account" means that 
        there is or has been specified in law a revenue source and there 
        is or has been a corresponding expenditure. 
           (c) The commissioner must complete the responsibilities 
        specified in paragraph (a) as soon as possible. 
           (d) The commissioner must report to the chair of the ways 
        and means committee in the house of representatives and the 
        chair of the finance committee in the senate on the 
        commissioner's actions under this section by January 31, 2003. 
           Sec. 161.  [REFUND OF CERTAIN DAIRY FINES.] 
           For civil fines levied under Minnesota Statutes 1999 
        Supplement, section 32.21, subdivision 4, paragraph (d), for 
        violations that occurred between April 13, 2000, and August 1, 
        2000, the commissioner of agriculture shall waive the amount of 
        the civil fine that is above the amount required under Minnesota 
        Statutes 2000, section 32.21, subdivision 4, paragraph (d).  The 
        commissioner shall reimburse the amount waived to dairy 
        producers who have paid civil fines for violations that occurred 
        between April 13, 2000, and August 1, 2000. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 162.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 13.6435, subdivision 
        7; 17.042; 17.06; 17.07; 17.108; 17.139; 17.45; 17.76; 17.987; 
        17A.091, subdivision 1; 17B.21; 17B.23; 17B.24; 17B.25; 17B.26; 
        17B.27; 18.205; 24.001; 24.002; 24.12; 24.131; 24.135; 24.141; 
        24.145; 24.151; 24.155; 24.161; 24.171; 24.175; 24.18; 24.181; 
        25.47; 27.185; 29.025; 29.049; 30.50; 30.51; 31.11, subdivision 
        2; 31.185; 31.73; 31B.07; 32.11; 32.12; 32.18; 32.19; 32.20; 
        32.203; 32.204; 32.206; 32.208; 32.471, subdivision 1; 32.474; 
        32.481, subdivision 2; 32.529; 32.53; 32.531, subdivisions 1, 5, 
        6, and 7; 32.5311; 32.5312; 32.532; 32.533; 32.534; 32.55, 
        subdivisions 15, 16, and 17; 33.001; 33.002; 33.01; 33.011; 
        33.02; 33.03; 33.031; 33.032; 33.06; 33.07; 33.08; 33.09; 
        33.091; 33.111; 35.04; 35.14; 35.84; 86.71; 86.72; 88.641, 
        subdivisions 4 and 5; 88.644; 115.55, subdivision 8; 115A.906; 
        115A.912, subdivisions 2 and 3; 115C.02, subdivisions 11a and 
        12a; 115C.082; 115C.09, subdivision 3g; 115C.091; 115C.092; 
        116.67; 116.70, subdivisions 2, 3a, and 4; 116.71; 116.72; 
        116.73; and 116.74, are repealed. 
           (b) Minnesota Rules, parts 1560.9000, subpart 2; 7023.9000; 
        7023.9005; 7023.9010; 7023.9015; 7023.9020; 7023.9025; 
        7023.9030; 7023.9035; 7023.9040; 7023.9045; 7023.9050; 
        7080.0020, subparts 24c and 51a; 7080.0400; and 7080.0450, are 
        repealed. 
           Sec. 163.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Laws 2000, chapter 492, article 1, section 60, applies to 
        applications made after July 1, 2000, for funding under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.072. 
           Presented to the governor June 27, 2001 
           Signed by the governor June 29, 2001, 3:30 p.m.

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