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21.85 COMMISSIONER'S POWERS AND DUTIES.
    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 2003 c 128 art 8 s 22]
    Subd. 2. Seed laboratory. The commissioner shall establish and maintain a seed laboratory
for seed testing, employing necessary agents and assistants to administer and enforce sections
21.80 to 21.92, who shall be governed by chapter 43A.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 2003 c 128 art 8 s 22]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 2003 c 128 art 8 s 22]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 2003 c 128 art 8 s 22]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 2003 c 128 art 8 s 22]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 2003 c 128 art 8 s 22]
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 2003 c 128 art 8 s 22]
    Subd. 9.[Repealed, 2003 c 128 art 8 s 22]
    Subd. 10. Commissioner may alter requirements in emergencies. In the event of acute
shortages of any seed or seeds, or the occurrence of other conditions which in the opinion of
the commissioner create an emergency which would make impractical the enforcement of any
requirement of sections 21.80 to 21.92 relating to the percentage of purity, weed seed content,
and the variety name of any seed or seeds, the commissioner may temporarily change and alter
any requirement relating to percentage of purity, weed seed content, and the variety name for the
duration of the emergency.
    Subd. 11. Rules. The commissioner may adopt rules under this chapter. A violation of the
rules is a violation of this chapter.
    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 shall establish schedules to recover the cost of services provided. Money collected must be
deposited in the laboratory services account in the agricultural fund.
    Subd. 13. Sampling export seed. The commissioner may sample agricultural, vegetable,
flower, wildflower, tree, or shrub seeds which are destined for export to other countries, and may
establish and collect suitable fees from the exporter for this service.
    Subd. 14. Cooperation with United States Department of Agriculture. The commissioner
shall cooperate with the United States Department of Agriculture in Seed Law enforcement.
History: 1983 c 293 s 44; 1984 c 640 s 32; 1986 c 444; 1992 c 567 art 3 s 2; 1993 c 367 s
25; 1995 c 233 art 2 s 56; 1Sp2001 c 2 s 41; 2003 c 128 art 8 s 12,13

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