A distributor that made capital expenditures necessary to adapt or add equipment to blend biodiesel fuel oil under the mandate in section 239.77 may be eligible for partial reimbursement for those expenditures if the mandate is repealed within eight years of the date the mandate is effective.
(a) A distributor may apply to the commissioner of agriculture for a reimbursement from money appropriated for this purpose on the following schedule: If the mandate is repealed within two years of its effective date, the commissioner shall reimburse up to 80 percent of expenditures. The total amount eligible to be reimbursed must decline by ten percent each year after the mandate is effective and must end at 20 percent in the eighth year.
(b) The commissioner must require detailed proof of expenditures made solely to comply with the mandate.
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