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    Subdivision 1. Reimbursement. A meat processor holding a license under chapter 28A may
apply to the commissioner of agriculture for reimbursement of $70 towards the cost of processing
donated deer. The meat processor shall deliver the deer, processed into cuts or ground meat, to
a charitable organization that is registered under chapter 309 and with the commissioner of
agriculture and that operates a food assistance program. To request reimbursement, the processor
shall submit an application, on a form prescribed by the commissioner of agriculture, the tag
number under which the deer was taken, and a receipt for the deer from the charitable organization.
    Subd. 2. Distribution. (a) The commissioner of agriculture shall ensure the equitable
statewide distribution of processed deer by requiring the charitable organization to allocate and
distribute processed deer according to the allocation formula used in the distribution of United
States Department of Agriculture commodities under the federal emergency food assistance
program. The charitable organization must submit quarterly reports to the commissioner on forms
prescribed by the commissioner. The reports must include, but are not limited to, information on
the amount of processed deer received and the organizations to which the meat was distributed.
    (b) The commissioner of agriculture may adopt rules to implement this section.
History: 2007 c 57 art 1 s 13