This document represents the act as presented to the governor. The version passed by the legislature is the final engrossment. It does not represent the official 2018 session law, which will be available here summer 2018.
language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to agricultural data; classifying agricultural research data maintained by the University of Minnesota;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 13.643, subdivision 7.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the following data created, collected, deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text beginnew text end maintained by the Department of Agriculturenew text beginnew text end during research, monitoring, or the assessment of farm practices and related to natural resources, the environment, agricultural facilities, or agricultural practices are classified as private or nonpublic:
(1) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of study participants or cooperators; deleted text beginanddeleted text end
(2) location of research, study site, and global positioning system datanew text beginnew text end
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(b) The following data are public:
(1) location data and unique well numbers for wells and springs unless protected under section 18B.10 or another statute or rule; and
(2) data from samples collected from a public water supply as defined in section 144.382, subdivision 4.
(c) The Department of Agriculture new text beginnew text end may disclose data collected under paragraph (a) if the Department of Agriculture new text beginnew text end determines that there is a substantive threat to human health and safety or to the environment, or to aid in the law enforcement process. The Department of Agriculturenew text beginnew text end may also disclose data with written consent of the subject of the data.
Presented to the governor May 14, 2018
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