(a) The commissioner must award grants to Minnesota farmers who retrofit eligible tractors and Minnesota schools that retrofit eligible tractors with eligible rollover protective structures.
(b) Grants for farmers are limited to 70 percent of the farmer's documented cost to purchase, ship, and install an eligible rollover protective structure. The commissioner must increase a farmer's grant award amount over the 70 percent grant limitation requirement if necessary to limit a farmer's cost per tractor to no more than $500.
(c) Schools are eligible for grants that cover the full amount of a school's documented cost to purchase, ship, and install an eligible rollover protective structure.
(d) A rollover protective structure is eligible if it is certified to appropriate national or international rollover protection structure standards with a seat belt.
(e) A tractor is eligible if the tractor was built before 1987.
The commissioner may spend up to six 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.
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