(a) The commissioner must award cost-share grants to Minnesota farmers who retrofit eligible tractors and Minnesota schools that retrofit eligible tractors with eligible rollover protective structures. Grants are limited to 70 percent of the farmer's or school's documented cost to purchase, ship, and install an eligible rollover protective structure. The commissioner must increase the grant award amount over the 70 percent grant limitation requirement if necessary to limit a farmer's or school's cost per tractor to no more than $500.
(b) A rollover protective structure is eligible if it meets or exceeds SAE International standard J2194.
(c) A tractor is eligible if the tractor was built before 1987.
The commissioner may spend up to 20 percent of total program dollars each fiscal year to promote and administer the program to Minnesota farmers and schools.
The commissioner must accept contributions from nonstate sources to supplement state appropriations for this program. Contributions received under this subdivision are appropriated to the commissioner for purposes of this section.
This section expires on June 30, 2019.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes