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STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

 

EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION - 2016

 

_____________________

 

ONE HUNDRED FIFTH DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Saturday, May 21, 2016

 

 

      The House of Representatives convened at 11:00 a.m. and was called to order by Tim Sanders, Speaker pro tempore.

 

      Prayer was offered by the Reverend Kevin Schill, Grace United Methodist Church, Burnsville, Minnesota.

 

      The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

 

      The roll was called and the following members were present:

 


Albright

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Atkins

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Kelly

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      A quorum was present.

 

      Mariani and Melin were excused.

 

      Allen was excused until 7:20 p.m.

 

      The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of the preceding day.  There being no objection, further reading of the Journal was dispensed with and the Journal was approved as corrected by the Chief Clerk.


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PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

      The following communications were received:

 

 

STATE OF MINNESOTA

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

SAINT PAUL 55155

 

May 19, 2016

 

The Honorable Kurt Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

The State of Minnesota

 

Dear Speaker Daudt:

 

      Please be advised that I have received, approved, signed, and deposited in the Office of the Secretary of State the following House Files:

 

      H. F. No. 3175, relating to public safety; requiring criminal history background checks for driving instructor license applicants.

 

      H. F. No. 3014, relating to motor vehicles; establishing regulations for autocycles.

 

      H. F. No. 1066, relating to telecommunications; providing for competitive market regulation for certain local exchange carriers; providing for informal review and resolution of disputes; prohibiting certain call routing practices; providing for registration of wholesale transport providers.

 

      H. F. No. 3423, relating to public safety; providing for an advisory group on statewide criminal and juvenile justice information policy and funding issues.

 

      H. F. No. 2445, relating to health; modifying licensure requirement for osteopathic physicians; making technical changes to the composition of the Board of Medical Practice.

 

      H. F. No. 2803, relating to civil commitment; prohibiting participation in clinical drug trials by persons subject to emergency admission or apprehend and hold orders; specifying notice requirements for early termination of an emergency admission.

 

      H. F. No. 3482, relating to criminal justice; extending the statute of limitations for certain identity theft crimes.

 

      H. F. No. 1036, relating to health care; modifying provisions related to physician assistants, midwives, and nurses; modifying provisions related to license suspension and contested case hearings.

 

      H. F. No. 1333, relating to civil law; allowing for modification of spousal maintenance based on the cohabitation of the obligee.

 

 

                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

 

                                                                                                                                Mark Dayton

                                                                                                                                Governor


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STATE OF MINNESOTA

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

ST. PAUL 55155

 

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas

President of the Senate

 

      I have the honor to inform you that the following enrolled Acts of the 2016 Session of the State Legislature have been received from the Office of the Governor and are deposited in the Office of the Secretary of State for preservation, pursuant to the State Constitution, Article IV, Section 23:

 

 

S. F.

No.

 

H. F.

No.

 

Session Laws

Chapter No.

Time and

Date Approved

2016

 

Date Filed

2016

 

                                3175                     113                                     10:49 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

                                3014                     114                                     10:50 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

                                1066                     115                                     10:51 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

                                3423                     116                                     10:52 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      2315                                               117                                     10:53 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      3262                                               118                                     10:53 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

                                2445                     119                                     10:54 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

                                2803                     120                                     10:55 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

                                3482                     121                                     10:55 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      2548                                               122                                     10:55 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      3317                                               123                                     10:57 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      1425                                               124                                     10:57 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

                                1036                     125                                     10:58 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      2713                                               126                                     10:59 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      2802                                               127                                     11:00 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      2733                                               128                                     11:00 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      2709                                               129                                     11:01 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      1372                                               130                                     11:02 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      1075                                               131                                     11:02 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

                                1333                     132                                     11:04 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      1898                                               133                                     11:04 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

      3175                                               134                                     11:05 a.m.  May 19                               May 19

 

 

                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

 

                                                                                                                                Steve Simon

                                                                                                                                Secretary of State


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INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      The following House Files were introduced:

 

 

Franson and Gunther introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4022, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; permitting persons 11 years old to receive firearms safety certificates valid for hunting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.015, subdivision 5.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy.

 

 

Dettmer introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4023, A bill for an act relating to veterans; designating July 16 as Atomic Veterans Day; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Veterans Affairs Division.

 

 

Schultz, Metsa, Freiberg, Considine and Loeffler introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4024, A bill for an act relating to health; appropriating money to the commissioner of health for vector-borne disease preparedness and response activities.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

 

 

Loeffler introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4025, A bill for an act relating to human services; authorizing the commissioner of human services to develop a plan to increase the minimum hourly pay for direct service staff; requiring a report.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

 

 

Barrett, Norton, O'Neill, Gruenhagen, Baker, Fischer and Dettmer introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4026, A bill for an act relating to health; requiring continuing education training on prescribing opioid pain medication; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.


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           Peppin moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

RECESS

 

 

RECONVENED

 

      The House reconvened and was called to order by Speaker pro tempore Sanders.

 

 

      Kelly was excused between the hours of 7:10 p.m. and 11:05 p.m.

 

 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following messages were received from the Senate:

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned: 

 

H. F. No. 3548, A bill for an act relating to transportation; amending certain regulations and penalties governing special transportation service providers; setting requirements for nonemergency medical transportation providers related to background studies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 174.30, subdivisions 1, 4a, 8, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, sections 174.30, subdivisions 4, 10; 256B.0625, subdivision 17.

 

JoAnne M. Zoff, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 2841, A bill for an act relating to solid waste; providing for management of metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.845, subdivision 1.

 

JoAnne M. Zoff, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONCURRENCE AND REPASSAGE

 

      McNamara moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 2841 and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Senate.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

H. F. No. 2841, A bill for an act relating to solid waste; modifying electronic waste management provisions; providing for management of metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 115A.1310, subdivisions 6, 7, 20, by adding subdivisions; 115A.1312, subdivisions 2, 3, 4;


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115A.1316; 115A.1318, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 115A.1320; 115A.1323; 473.845, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 115A.1314, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1310, subdivision 16.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by the Senate, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 130 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Atkins

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by the Senate, and its title agreed to.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 3308, A bill for an act relating to civil law; requiring the court to provide information on alternative dispute resolution to parties in family law cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 518.168.

 

JoAnne M. Zoff, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONCURRENCE AND REPASSAGE

 

      Pugh moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 3308 and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Senate.  The motion prevailed.


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H. F. No. 3308, A bill for an act relating to civil law; requiring the court to provide information on alternative dispute resolution to parties in family law cases; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 518.168.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by the Senate, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 130 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Atkins

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by the Senate, and its title agreed to.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce that the Senate has concurred in and adopted the report of the Conference Committee on: 

 

S. F. No. 1111.

 

The Senate has repassed said bill in accordance with the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee.  Said Senate File is herewith transmitted to the House.

 

JoAnne M. Zoff, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON S. F. No. 1111

 

A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring drivers to stop vehicles at the direction of a school bus flagger; providing that bus driver is not subject to seat belt fines arising out of violations by certain passengers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 169.444, subdivisions 2, 7, by adding subdivisions; 169.686, subdivision 1.


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May 19, 2016

The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas

President of the Senate

 

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

We, the undersigned conferees for S. F. No. 1111 report that we have agreed upon the items in dispute and recommend as follows:

 

That the House recede from its amendments and that S. F. No. 1111 be further amended as follows:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 4b.  Obedience to school bus flagger.  (a) A person may stop and hold vehicles in place at a location on a street or highway having a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less until it is safe for the vehicles to proceed, if the person:

 

(1) is designated by the school district's transportation safety director to act as a school bus flagger;

 

(2) controls traffic in order to enable one or more school buses to safely leave school property and enter the adjacent street or highway, or to safely enter school property from the adjacent street or highway; and

 

(3) meets the safety and equipment standards for an adult crossing guard provided in the manual and specifications adopted under subdivision 1.

 

(b) A person operating a motor vehicle that has been stopped by a school bus flagger may proceed after stopping only on instruction by the school bus flagger or a police officer.

 

(c) The authority under paragraph (a) does not apply in a school zone established under section 169.14, subdivision 5a, in which the speed limit of that street or highway outside the school zone is greater than 35 miles per hour.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment, and applies to violations committed on or after that date.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.686, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Seat belt requirement.  (a) Except as provided in section 169.685, a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt, including both the shoulder and lap belt when the vehicle is so equipped, shall be worn by the driver and passengers of a passenger vehicle, commercial motor vehicle, type III vehicle, and type III Head Start vehicle.

 

(b) A person who is 15 years of age or older and who violates paragraph (a) is subject to a fine of $25.  The driver of the vehicle in which a violation occurs is subject to a $25 fine for each violation of paragraph (a) by the driver or by a passenger under the age of 15, but the court may not impose more than one surcharge under section 357.021, subdivision 6, on the driver.  The Department of Public Safety shall not record a violation of this subdivision on a person's driving record.


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(c) The driver of a bus is not subject to the fine under paragraph (b) for a violation of paragraph (a) by a passenger under the age of 15.  This paragraph does not apply to (1) a school bus, including a type III vehicle; and (2) a Head Start bus, including a type III Head Start vehicle.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment, and applies to violations committed on or after that date."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring drivers to stop vehicles at the direction of a school bus flagger; providing that bus driver is not subject to seat belt fines arising out of violations by certain passengers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 169.06, by adding a subdivision; 169.686, subdivision 1."

 

 

We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.

 

Senate Conferees:  Lyle Koenen, Tom Saxhaug and Gary H. Dahms.

 

House Conferees:  Chris Swedzinski, Mark Uglem and John Persell.

 

 

      Swedzinski moved that the report of the Conference Committee on S. F. No. 1111 be adopted and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Conference Committee.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

S. F. No. 1111, A bill for an act relating to transportation; requiring drivers to stop vehicles at the direction of a school bus flagger; providing that bus driver is not subject to seat belt fines arising out of violations by certain passengers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 169.444, subdivisions 2, 7, by adding subdivisions; 169.686, subdivision 1.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by Conference, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 131 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Atkins

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newberger

Newton

Nornes


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Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by Conference, and its title agreed to.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce that the Senate has concurred in and adopted the report of the Conference Committee on: 

 

S. F. No. 3368.

 

The Senate has repassed said bill in accordance with the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee.  Said Senate File is herewith transmitted to the House.

 

JoAnne M. Zoff, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON S. F. No. 3368

 

A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying permit requirements for temporary use of certain rights‑of‑way; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 160.27, subdivision 10.

 

May 20, 2016

The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas

President of the Senate

 

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

We, the undersigned conferees for S. F. No. 3368 report that we have agreed upon the items in dispute and recommend as follows:

 

That the House recede from its amendments and that S. F. No. 3368 be further amended as follows:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 160.27, subdivision 10, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 10.  Department of Transportation temporary permit for field application.  (a) In connection with the use of the road right-of-way of a road authority controlled by the commissioner, excluding on controlled-access highways under section 160.08, a property owner or occupant of property abutting the road right-of-way may apply for a permit for temporary placement, for up to 14 days, of a pressurized flexible force main for the to transport of manure for field application.


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(b) The property owner or occupant must:

 

(1) identify the entire length of the right-of-way for use under the permit;

 

(2) place the force main within the backslope of the road authority's right-of-way where possible;

 

(3) place pumping equipment outside the road authority's right-of-way; and

 

(4) meet all of the permit requirements identified by the road authority commissioner.

 

(c) Once the road authority commissioner has issued a permit, the property owner or occupant may install place the force main over the length of the right-of-way from the permittee's property to where the manure will be applied, irrespective of whether the permittee is the owner or occupant of all property abutting the portion of the right-of-way where the force main is to be installed placed.

 

(d) The commissioner may restrict the number of force mains simultaneously located in the same right-of-way.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 11.  Local road authority temporary permit for certain field application.  (a) A local road authority may, by ordinance, establish a permitting process to authorize the placement of pressurized flexible force main within right-of-way under the jurisdiction of the local road authority to transport manure for field application.  A town board must be authorized to adopt the ordinance at an annual town meeting.  A local road authority must not impose a fee or other charge for the permit.  A permit issued under the ordinance is valid for one year or longer as specified by the local road authority.

 

(b) A local road authority that has adopted an ordinance providing for a permitting process must issue a permit to any property owner or occupant who applies for a permit if:

 

(1) the applicant submits a complete application at least five days prior to the day the applicant intends to place the force main within the identified right-of-way or a shorter time if approved by the road authority; and

 

(2) the requirements under subdivision 13 are met.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 12.  General authority for certain field application.  When the local road authority has not adopted an ordinance establishing a permitting process under subdivision 11, an owner or occupant may place a pressurized flexible force main within right-of-way under the jurisdiction of the local road authority to transport manure for field application if:

 

(1) the local road authority has not notified the owner or occupant of scheduled road authority maintenance activities that would be unduly interfered with if the placement occurred during the maintenance activity; and

 

(2) the requirements under subdivision 13 are met.


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Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 13.  General regulations regarding certain field application.  The following requirements apply when a force main is placed in a road right-of-way under subdivision 11 or 12:

 

(1) the owner or occupant must provide, at least one business day prior to placement of the force main, written or electronic notice to the local road authority of the intent to place a force main within an identified right-of-way;

 

(2) unless specifically authorized, the force main must not be left in a right-of-way for more than 21 consecutive days;

 

(3) the owner or occupant must identify and notify the local road authority of the intended starting and end points, and the path of the intended placement;

 

(4) the owner or occupant must provide to the local road authority the intended starting and ending dates the force main will be placed in the right-of-way;

 

(5) unless otherwise instructed by the applicable local road authority, the owner or occupant must place the force main in the backslope of the right-of-way to the extent possible;

 

(6) unless specifically instructed otherwise, the owner or occupant must place all pumping equipment outside of the right-of-way;

 

(7) the identified right-of-way must not be a controlled-access highway under section 160.08;

 

(8) the owner or occupant must provide the local road authority (i) the owner or occupant's full name, address, and phone number where the owner or occupant can be reached during the time the force main is placed within the right-of-way, and (ii) any other contact information where the owner or occupant can be reached after the force main has been removed from the right-of-way;

 

(9) field application must be performed by the holder of a valid commercial animal waste technician applicator license under section 18C.430, including proof of financial responsibility;

 

(10) the force main placement must not unreasonably interfere with:  (i) another landowner or occupant's access to the owner or occupant's property; (ii) the safe use of the right-of-way in which the force main is placed; (iii) the safe use of any driveway or private road that the force main crosses; or (iv) maintenance activities authorized by the local road authority;

 

(11) no prior notice under clause (1) or permit under subdivision 11 is required if the placement of the force main is necessary to prevent overflow of a manure lagoon or manure storage pond or to deal with emergency pumping activities created by flooding, natural disaster, or declared emergency.  The owner or occupant must make a good faith effort to notify the local road authority of emergency placement and operation of a force main under this clause, and must remove the force main within three days following the end of the impending overflow, flood, natural disaster response, or declared emergency;

 

(12) the local road authority may remove or have removed, at the owner or occupant's expense, any force main remaining in a right-of-way beyond the number of days authorized under this section;

 

(13) the owner or occupant is responsible for restoring the right-of-way to the preplacement condition, including the immediate cleanup of any spillage or leakage of manure into the right-of-way; and


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(14) a local road authority may, by ordinance, restrict the number of force mains simultaneously located in the same right-of-way.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 14.  Damage or spills; liability and immunity.  (a) A commercial animal waste technician company licensed under section 18C.430 using a pressurized flexible force main for the transport of manure for field application under this section is liable for the costs of cleanup and repair for any spill or damage caused by a commercial animal waste technician applicator during the placement, use, or removal of the force main.

 

(b) Neither the commissioner nor any city, county, or town road authority is subject to any cause of action arising from the placement or operation of a pressurized flexible force main under this section.

 

APPLICATION.  This section applies to causes of action arising after the effective date of this section.

 

Sec. 6.  EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

This act is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Correct the title numbers accordingly

 

 

We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.

 

Senate Conferees:  Lyle Koenen, Vicki Jensen and Gary H. Dahms.

 

House Conferees:  Steve Drazkowski, Dan Fabian and Jerry Hertaus.

 

 

      Drazkowski moved that the report of the Conference Committee on S. F. No. 3368 be adopted and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Conference Committee. 

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Drazkowski motion and the roll was called.  There were 82 yeas and 48 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Atkins

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Lien

Lillie

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

McDonald

McNamara

Miller

Murphy, M.

Nash

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Sanders

Schomacker

Scott

Simonson

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt



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           Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Anzelc

Applebaum

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Erhardt

Fischer

Flanagan

Freiberg

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Isaacson

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Loeffler

Marquart

Masin

Metsa

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Nelson

Newton

Norton

Pinto

Poppe

Rosenthal

Schoen

Schultz

Selcer

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Wagenius

Yarusso

Youakim


 

 

      The motion prevailed.

 

 

      Anderson, S., was excused between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 11:05 p.m.

 

 

S. F. No. 3368, A bill for an act relating to transportation; modifying permit requirements for temporary use of certain rights‑of‑way; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 160.27, subdivision 10.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by Conference, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 100 yeas and 30 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Applebaum

Atkins

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Carlson

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hortman

Howe

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

McDonald

McNamara

Miller

Moran

Murphy, M.

Nash

Newberger

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Scott

Selcer

Simonson

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Anzelc

Bernardy

Bly

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Flanagan

Freiberg

Hansen

Hausman

Hornstein

Isaacson

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Laine

Masin

Metsa

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Nelson

Newton

Pinto

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Wagenius

Yarusso

Youakim


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by Conference, and its title agreed to.


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           The following Conference Committee Reports were received:

 

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 2553

 

A bill for an act relating to orders for protection; eliminating respondent filing fee requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 518B.01, subdivision 3a.

 

May 20, 2016

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas

President of the Senate

 

We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 2553 report that we have agreed upon the items in dispute and recommend as follows:

 

That the Senate recede from its amendment.

 

 

We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.

 

House Conferees:  Marion O’Neill, Kathy Lohmer and Debra Hilstrom.

 

Senate Conferees:  Ron Latz, Bev Scalze and Scott J. Newman.

 

 

      O'Neill moved that the report of the Conference Committee on H. F. No. 2553 be adopted and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Conference Committee.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

H. F. No. 2553, A bill for an act relating to orders for protection; eliminating respondent filing fee requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 518B.01, subdivision 3a.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by Conference, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 130 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Atkins

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick


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Kresha

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by Conference, and its title agreed to.

 

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 3469

 

A bill for an act relating to crime; modifying crime and increasing sentence of interfering with a body or scene of death; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.502, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions.

 

May 20, 2016

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas

President of the Senate

 

We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 3469 report that we have agreed upon the items in dispute and recommend as follows:

 

That the House concur in the Senate amendment and that H. F. No. 3469 be further amended as follows:

 

Page 1, delete section 1 and insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.502, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Concealing evidence.  Whoever A person is guilty of a crime and may be sentenced under subdivision 1a if the person interferes with the body or scene of death with intent to:

 

(1) conceal the body;

 

(2) conceal evidence; or

 

(3) otherwise mislead the coroner or conceal evidence is guilty of a gross misdemeanor medical examiner.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective August 1, 2016, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date."


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Page 2, after line 2, insert:

 

"Sec. 3.  TITLE.

 

This act shall be known as "Laura's Law.""

 

 

We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.

 

House Conferees:  Paul Anderson, Jeff Backer and Debra Hilstrom.

 

Senate Conferees:  Bill Ingebrigtsen, Torrey N. Westrom and Ron Latz.

 

 

      Anderson, P., moved that the report of the Conference Committee on H. F. No. 3469 be adopted and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Conference Committee.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

H. F. No. 3469, A bill for an act relating to crime; modifying crime and increasing sentence of interfering with a body or scene of death; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.502, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by Conference, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 130 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Atkins

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by Conference, and its title agreed to.


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CALENDAR FOR THE DAY

 

 

      S. F. No. 3208 was reported to the House.

 

 

Franson moved to amend S. F. No. 3208, the second engrossment, as follows:

 

Page 2, line 16, delete the second "and"

 

Page 2, line18, delete the period and insert "; and"

 

Page 2, after line 18, insert:

 

"(11) consider options for conducting exit interviews with providers who leave the child care field or choose not to be relicensed."

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3208, A bill for an act relating to human services; creating a legislative task force on child care; requiring a report to the legislature and the governor.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended, and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 126 yeas and 4 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Atkins

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt



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           Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Drazkowski

Peppin

Smith

Thissen


 

 

      The bill was passed, as amended, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 3376, A bill for an act relating to environment; providing for sulfate effluent permit compliance.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 116 yeas and 12 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Atkins

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hortman

Howe

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Scott

Selcer

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Anderson, C.

Clark

Davnie

Erhardt

Hausman

Hornstein

Kahn

Loon

Peterson

Rosenthal

Wagenius


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      Pursuant to rule 1.50, Fabian moved that the House be allowed to continue in session after 12:00 midnight.  The motion prevailed.


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           Fabian moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

RECESS

 

 

RECONVENED

 

      The House reconvened and was called to order by Speaker pro tempore Sanders.

 

 

      Atkins was excused for the remainder of today’s session.

 

 

CALENDAR FOR THE DAY, Continued

 

 

      S. F. No. 2759 was reported to the House.

 

 

Hackbarth moved to amend S. F. No. 2759, the second engrossment, as follows:

 

Page 1, after line 6, insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 84.798, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Exemptions.  Registration is not required for an off-road vehicle that is:

 

(1) owned and used by the United States, an Indian tribal government, the state, another state, or a political subdivision; or

 

(2) registered in another state or country and has not been in this state for more than 30 consecutive days; or

 

(3) operated with a valid state trail pass according to section 84.8035.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective January 1, 2017, or when the electronic licensing system has been upgraded, whichever is sooner.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 84.8035, is amended to read:

 

84.8035 NONRESIDENT OFF-ROAD VEHICLE STATE TRAIL PASS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Pass required; fee.  (a) Except as provided under paragraph (c), a nonresident person may not operate an off-road vehicle on a state or grant-in-aid off-road vehicle trail or use area unless the vehicle displays a nonresident an off-road vehicle state trail pass sticker issued according to this section.  The pass must be viewable by a peace officer, a conservation officer, or an employee designated under section 84.0835.

 

(b) The fee for an annual pass is $20.  The pass is valid from January 1 through December 31.  The fee for a three-year pass is $30.  The commissioner of natural resources shall issue a pass upon application and payment of the fee.  Fees collected under this section, except for the issuing fee for licensing agents, shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the off-road vehicle account in the natural resources fund and, except for the electronic


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licensing system commission established by the commissioner under section 84.027, subdivision 15, must be used for grants-in-aid to counties and municipalities for off-road vehicle organizations to construct and maintain off-road vehicle trails and use areas.

 

(c) A nonresident An off-road vehicle state trail pass is not required for:

 

(1) an off-road vehicle that is owned and used by the United States, another state, or a political subdivision thereof that is exempt from registration under section 84.798, subdivision 2;

 

(2) a person operating an off-road vehicle only on the portion of a trail that is owned by the person or the person's spouse, child, or parent; or

 

(3) a nonresident person operating an off-road vehicle that is registered according to section 84.798.

 

(d) The fee for an annual nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass is $20.  The nonresident pass is valid from January 1 through December 31.  The fee for a nonresident three-year pass is $30.

 

(e) The fee for a resident off-road vehicle state trail pass is $20.  The resident pass is valid for 30 consecutive days after the date of issuance.

 

Subd. 2.  License agents.  The commissioner may appoint agents to issue and sell nonresident off-road vehicle state trail passes.  The commissioner may revoke the appointment of an agent at any time.  The commissioner may adopt additional rules as provided in section 97A.485, subdivision 11.  An agent shall observe all rules adopted by the commissioner for accounting and handling of passes pursuant to section 97A.485, subdivision 11.  An agent shall promptly deposit and remit all money received from the sale of the passes, exclusive of the issuing fee, to the commissioner.

 

Subd. 3.  Issuance of passes.  The commissioner and agents shall issue and sell nonresident off-road vehicle state trail passes.  The commissioner shall also make the passes available through the electronic licensing system established under section 84.027, subdivision 15.

 

Subd. 4.  Agent's fee.  In addition to the fee for a pass, an issuing fee of $1 per pass shall be charged.  The issuing fee may be retained by the seller of the pass.  Issuing fees for passes issued by the commissioner shall be deposited in the off-road vehicle account in the natural resources fund and retained for the operation of the electronic licensing system.

 

Subd. 5.  Duplicate passes.  The commissioner and agents shall issue a duplicate pass to persons whose pass is lost or destroyed using the process established under section 97A.405, subdivision 3, and rules adopted thereunder.  The fee for a duplicate nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass is $4, with an issuing fee of 50 cents.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective January 1, 2017, or when the electronic licensing system has been upgraded, whichever is sooner.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.045, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 7.  Duty to encourage stamp design and purchases.  (a) The commissioner shall encourage the purchase of:

 

(1) Minnesota migratory waterfowl stamps by nonhunters interested in migratory waterfowl preservation and habitat development;

 

(2) pheasant stamps by persons interested in pheasant habitat improvement;


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(3) trout and salmon stamps by persons interested in trout and salmon stream and lake improvement; and

 

(4) turkey stamps by persons interested in stamp collecting; and

 

(5) (4) walleye stamps by persons interested in walleye stocking and stamp collecting.

 

(b) The commissioner shall make rules governing contests for selecting a design for each stamp, including those stamps not required to be in possession while taking game or fish.  The commissioner shall ensure that stamp design and characteristics are consistent with the design and characteristics that are sought by pictorial stamp collectors.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.055, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  Game and fish annual reports.  (a) By December 15 each year, the commissioner shall submit to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over appropriations and the environment and natural resources reports on each of the following:

 

(1) the amount of revenue from the following and purposes for which expenditures were made:

 

(i) the small game license surcharge under section 97A.475, subdivision 4;

 

(ii) the Minnesota migratory waterfowl stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 5, clause (1);

 

(iii) the trout and salmon stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 10;

 

(iv) the pheasant stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 5, clause (2);

 

(v) the wild turkey management account under section 97A.075, subdivision 5;

 

(vi) (v) the deer license donations and surcharges under section 97A.475, subdivisions 3, paragraph (b), and 3a; and

 

(vii) (vi) the walleye stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 10a;

 

(2) the amounts available under section 97A.075, subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c), and the purposes for which these amounts were spent;

 

(3) money credited to the game and fish fund under this section and purposes for which expenditures were made from the fund;

 

(4) outcome goals for the expenditures from the game and fish fund; and

 

(5) summary and comments of citizen oversight committee reviews under subdivision 4b.

 

(b) The report must include the commissioner's recommendations, if any, for changes in the laws relating to the stamps and surcharge referenced in paragraph (a)."

 

Page 2, after line 12, insert:

 

"Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.405, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Personal possession.  (a) A person acting under a license or traveling from an area where a licensed activity was performed must have in personal possession either:  (1) the proper license, if the license has been issued to and received by the person; or (2) the proper license identification number or stamp validation, if the license has been sold to the person by electronic means but the actual license has not been issued and received.


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(b) If possession of a license or a license identification number is required, a person must exhibit, as requested by a conservation officer or peace officer, either:  (1) the proper license if the license has been issued to and received by the person; or (2) the proper license identification number or stamp validation and a valid state driver's license, state identification card, or other form of identification provided by the commissioner, if the license has been sold to the person by electronic means but the actual license has not been issued and received.  A person charged with violating the license possession requirement shall not be convicted if the person produces in court or the office of the arresting officer, the actual license previously issued to that person, which was valid at the time of arrest, or satisfactory proof that at the time of the arrest the person was validly licensed.  Upon request of a conservation officer or peace officer, a licensee shall write the licensee's name in the presence of the officer to determine the identity of the licensee.

 

(c) If the actual license has been issued and received, a receipt for license fees, a copy of a license, or evidence showing the issuance of a license, including the license identification number or stamp validation, does not entitle a licensee to exercise the rights or privileges conferred by a license.

 

(d) A license issued electronically and not immediately provided to the licensee shall be mailed to the licensee within 30 days of purchase of the license.  A pictorial migratory waterfowl, pheasant, trout and salmon, or walleye stamp shall be provided to the licensee after purchase of a stamp validation only if the licensee pays an additional fee that covers the costs of producing and mailing a pictorial stamp.  A pictorial turkey stamp may be purchased for a fee that covers the costs of producing and mailing the pictorial stamp.  Notwithstanding section 16A.1283, the commissioner may, by written order published in the State Register, establish fees for providing the pictorial stamps.  The fees must be set in an amount that does not recover significantly more or less than the cost of producing and mailing the stamps.  The fees are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14, and section 14.386 does not apply."

 

Page 3, after line 21, insert:

 

"Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.473, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Lifetime small game hunting license; fee.  (a) A resident lifetime small game hunting license authorizes a person to hunt and trap small game, other than wolves, in the state.  The license authorizes those hunting and trapping activities authorized by the annual resident small game hunting license and the trapping license for fur-bearing animals other than wolves.  The license does not include a turkey stamp validation or any other hunting stamps required by law.

 

(b) The fees for a resident lifetime small game hunting license are:

 

(1) age 3 and under, $223;

 

(2) age 4 to age 15, $301;

 

(3) age 16 to age 50, $430; and

 

(4) age 51 and over, $274.

 

Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.473, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Lifetime sporting license; fee.  (a) A resident lifetime sporting license authorizes a person to take fish by angling and hunt and trap small game, other than wolves, in the state.  The license authorizes those activities authorized by the annual resident angling and resident small game hunting licenses and the resident trapping license for fur-bearing animals other than wolves.  The license does not include a trout and salmon stamp validation, a turkey stamp validation, a walleye stamp validation, or any other hunting stamps required by law.


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(b) The fees for a resident lifetime sporting license are:

 

(1) age 3 and under, $485;

 

(2) age 4 to age 15, $659;

 

(3) age 16 to age 50, $861; and

 

(4) age 51 and over, $560.

 

Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.473, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5a.  Lifetime sporting with spearing option license; fee.  (a) A resident lifetime sporting with spearing option license authorizes a person to take fish by angling or spearing and hunt and trap small game, other than wolves, in the state.  The license authorizes those activities authorized by the annual resident angling, spearing, and resident small game hunting licenses and the resident trapping license for fur-bearing animals other than wolves.  The license does not include a trout and salmon stamp validation, a turkey stamp validation, a walleye stamp validation, or any other hunting stamps required by law.

 

(b) The fees for a resident lifetime sporting with spearing option license are:

 

(1) age 3 and under, $562;

 

(2) age 4 to age 15, $765;

 

(3) age 16 to age 50, $961; and

 

(4) age 51 and over, $612.

 

Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.474, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Nonresident lifetime small game hunting license; fee.  (a) A nonresident lifetime small game hunting license authorizes a person to hunt small game in the state.  The license authorizes those hunting activities authorized by the annual nonresident small game hunting license.  The license does not include a turkey stamp validation or any other hunting stamps required by law.

 

(b) The fees for a nonresident lifetime small game hunting license are:

 

(1) age 3 and under, $947;

 

(2) age 4 to age 15, $1,280;

 

(3) age 16 to age 50, $1,633; and

 

(4) age 51 and over, $1,083.

 

Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.475, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Resident hunting.  Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to residents only, are:

 

(1) for persons age 18 or over and under age 65 to take small game, $15.50;


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(2) for persons age 65 or over, $7 to take small game;

 

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take turkey, $26 $21;

 

(4) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take turkey, $5;

 

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms season, $30;

 

(6) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, $30;

 

(7) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season, $30;

 

(8) to take moose, for a party of not more than six persons, $356;

 

(9) for persons age 18 or over to take bear, $44;

 

(10) to take elk, for a party of not more than two persons, $287;

 

(11) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;

 

(12) to take prairie chickens, $23;

 

(13) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms season, $5;

 

(14) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by archery, $5;

 

(15) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season, $5;

 

(16) for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take bear, no fee;

 

(17) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take bear, $5;

 

(18) for persons age 18 or over to take small game for a consecutive 72-hour period selected by the licensee, $19, of which an amount equal to:  one-half of the fee for the migratory waterfowl stamp under subdivision 5, clause (1), shall be deposited in the waterfowl habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 2; one-half of the fee for the pheasant stamp under subdivision 5, clause (2), shall be deposited in the pheasant habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 4; and one-half of the small game surcharge under subdivision 4, shall be deposited in the wildlife acquisition account;

 

(19) for persons age 16 or over and under age 18 to take small game, $5;

 

(20) to take wolf, $30;

 

(21) for persons age 12 and under to take turkey, no fee;

 

(22) for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by firearm, no fee;

 

(23) for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by archery, no fee; and

 

(24) for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season, no fee.


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Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.475, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Nonresident hunting.  (a) Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to nonresidents, are:

 

(1) for persons age 18 or over to take small game, $90.50;

 

(2) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms season, $160;

 

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, $160;

 

(4) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season, $160;

 

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take bear, $225;

 

(6) for persons age 18 or over to take turkey, $91 $86;

 

(7) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take turkey, $5;

 

(8) to take raccoon or bobcat, $178;

 

(9) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;

 

(10) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms season in any open season option or time period, $5;

 

(11) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by archery, $5;

 

(12) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer during the muzzleloader season, $5;

 

(13) for persons age 13 or over and under 18 to take bear, $5;

 

(14) for persons age 18 or over to take small game for a consecutive 72-hour period selected by the licensee, $75, of which an amount equal to:  one-half of the fee for the migratory waterfowl stamp under subdivision 5, clause (1), shall be deposited in the waterfowl habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 2; one-half of the fee for the pheasant stamp under subdivision 5, clause (2), shall be deposited in the pheasant habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 4; and one-half of the small game surcharge under subdivision 4, shall be deposited into the wildlife acquisition account;

 

(15) for persons age 16 or 17 to take small game, $5;

 

(16) to take wolf, $250;

 

(17) for persons age 12 and under to take turkey, no fee;

 

(18) for persons age ten, 11, or 12 to take deer by firearm, no fee;

 

(19) for persons age ten, 11, or 12 to take deer by archery, no fee;

 

(20) for persons age ten, 11, or 12 to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season, no fee; and

 

(21) for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take bear, no fee.


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(b) A $5 surcharge shall be added to nonresident hunting licenses issued under paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (6) and (8).  An additional commission may not be assessed on this surcharge.

 

Sec. 18.  [97B.032] RULES LIMITING USE OF LEAD SHOT PROHIBITED.

 

The commissioner of natural resources shall not adopt rules further restricting the use of lead shot.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies to rules adopted on or after that date.

 

Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 97B.063, is amended to read:

 

97B.063 DEER HUNTER SATISFACTION SURVEY.

 

The commissioner shall annually administer the collection of deer hunter information related to participation and satisfaction.  This may include information on preferences, values, interests, participation rates and patterns, barriers to participation, or other factors.  The data shall be collected using established social science methods.  The commissioner shall annually submit a summary of the information gathered under this section to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources no later than January 1 for the preceding fiscal year.  The commissioner shall also make the summary information available on the department's Web site.  The commissioner must use existing resources from the game and fish fund to satisfy the requirements of this section.

 

Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.071, is amended to read:

 

97B.071 BLAZE ORANGE CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS; BLAZE ORANGE OR BLAZE PINK.

 

(a) Except as provided in rules adopted under paragraph (c), a person may not hunt or trap during the open season where deer may be taken by firearms under applicable laws and ordinances, unless the visible portion of the person's cap and outer clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves, is blaze orange or blaze pink.  Blaze orange or blaze pink includes a camouflage pattern of at least 50 percent blaze orange or blaze pink within each foot square.  This section does not apply to migratory waterfowl hunters on waters of this state or in a stationary shooting location or to trappers on waters of this state.

 

(b) Except as provided in rules adopted under paragraph (c), and in addition to the requirement in paragraph (a), a person may not take small game other than turkey, migratory birds, raccoons, and predators, except while trapping, unless a visible portion of at least one article of the person's clothing above the waist is blaze orange or blaze pink.  This paragraph does not apply to a person when in a stationary location while hunting deer by archery or when hunting small game by falconry.

 

(c) The commissioner may, by rule, prescribe an alternative color in cases where paragraph (a) or (b) would violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, Public Law 103-141.

 

(d) A violation of paragraph (b) shall not result in a penalty, but is punishable only by a safety warning.

 

Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.731, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Crow season.  The commissioner shall prescribe a 124-day open season and restrictions seasons for taking crows are from March 17 through March 31 and from July 15 through October 31.  The open season may not be shorter than the maximum season allowed under federal law.  The remainder of the year crows may be taken as allowed by federal law.


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Sec. 22.  [97C.008] MUSKELLUNGE IN CERTAIN WATERS PROHIBITED.

 

The commissioner of natural resources shall not introduce muskellunge or stock muskellunge in the following waters:

 

(1) Big Marine Lake in Washington County;

 

(2) Fairmont Chain of Lakes in Martin County;

 

(3) Gull Chain of Lakes in Cass and Crow Wing Counties;

 

(4) Franklin Lake in Otter Tail County;

 

(5) Lizzie Lake in Otter Tail County; and

 

(6) Loon Lake in Otter Tail County.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97C.401, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Walleye; northern pike.  (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a person may have no more than one walleye larger than 20 inches and one northern pike larger than 30 inches in possession.

 

(b) The restrictions in Paragraph (a) do does not apply to boundary waters.

 

Sec. 24.  RULEMAKING; NORTHERN PIKE.

 

(a) The commissioner of natural resources shall amend Minnesota Rules, part 6262.0200, subpart 1, item G, to establish the daily and possession limits for northern pike in management zones according to paragraphs (b) to (e).

 

(b) The northeastern management zone includes all inland waters lying east and north of U.S. Highway 53 from International Falls to Duluth.  In the northeastern management zone, the daily and possession limit for northern pike is two.  When taking northern pike by angling in the northeastern management zone, only one over 40 inches in length may be in possession, and all northern pike from 30 to 40 inches in length must be immediately returned to the water.  When taking northern pike by dark house spearing, only one over 26 inches in length may be in possession.

 

(c) The north central management zone includes all inland waters lying west and south of U.S. Highway 53 from International Falls to Duluth and north of a line described as follows:  from the South Dakota border, along State Highway 7 to State Highway 22, thence south on State Highway 22 to U.S. Highway 212, thence east on U.S. Highway 212 to State Highway 41, thence south on State Highway 41 to the near or north bank of the Minnesota River, thence along the near banks of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers to the Wisconsin border.  The north central management zone does not include waters of the Minnesota or Mississippi Rivers where those waters create the southern boundary of the zone.  In the north central management zone, the daily and possession limit for northern pike is ten.

 

(1) When taking northern pike by angling in the north central management zone, only two over 26 inches in length may be in possession, and all northern pike from 22 to 26 inches must be immediately returned to the water.

 

(2) When taking northern pike by dark house spearing in the north central management zone:


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(i) only two northern pike over 26 inches in length and no northern pike from 22 to 26 inches in length may be in possession; or

 

(ii) only one northern pike from 22 to 26 inches in length and one northern pike over 26 inches in length may be in possession.

 

(d) The southern management zone includes all inland waters lying south of a line described as follows:  from the South Dakota border, along State Highway 7 to State Highway 22, thence south on State Highway 22 to U.S. Highway 212, thence east on U.S. Highway 212 to State Highway 41, thence south on State Highway 41 to and including the waters of the Minnesota River, thence along the Minnesota River to and including the waters of the Mississippi River to the Wisconsin border.  In the southern management zone, the daily and possession limit for northern pike is two.  The minimum size for northern pike taken by angling or dark house spearing in the southern management zone is 24 inches in length.

 

(e) The restrictions in paragraphs (b) to (d) do not apply in boundary waters.

 

(f) The commissioner may use the good cause exemption rulemaking procedure under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subdivision 1, clause (3), to adopt rules under this section, and Minnesota Statutes, section 14.386, does not apply, except as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388.

 

(g) No later than January 15, 2027, the commissioner must report on the success of the northern pike regulations, together with recommendations on whether to keep or change the regulations.  The report must be submitted to the senate and house of representatives committees having jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy and finance.

 

Sec. 25.  RULEMAKING; BLAZE PINK.

 

(a) The commissioner of natural resources shall amend Minnesota Rules, parts 6232.2500, 6232.2550, 6232.2560, 6232.3700, and 6232.4400, to allow a person to wear blaze pink as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 97B.071.

 

(b) The commissioner may use the good cause exemption under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subdivision 1, clause (3), to adopt rules under this section, and Minnesota Statutes, section 14.386, does not apply except as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388.

 

Sec. 26.  PROSPECTORS ATV TRAIL; APPROPRIATION.

 

$1,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 is appropriated from the natural resources fund to the commissioner of natural resources for a grant to Lake County for construction, including bridges, of the Prospectors ATV Trail System linking the communities of Ely, Babbitt, Embarrass, and Tower; Bear Head Lake and Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Parks; the Taconite State Trail; and the Lake County Regional ATV Trail System.  Of this amount, $900,000 is from the all-terrain vehicle account, $50,000 is from the off-highway motorcycle account, and $50,000 is from the off-road vehicle account.

 

Sec. 27.  REPEALER.

 

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.075, subdivision 5, is repealed."

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.


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Metsa moved to amend the Hackbarth amendment to S. F. No. 2759, the second engrossment, as follows:

 

Page 10, delete section 22

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

CALL OF THE HOUSE

 

      On the motion of Thissen and on the demand of 10 members, a call of the House was ordered.  The following members answered to their names:

 


Allen

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Kelly

Kiel

Koznick

Kresha

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas


 

 

      Fabian moved that further proceedings of the roll call be suspended and that the Sergeant at Arms be instructed to bring in the absentees.  The motion prevailed and it was so ordered.

 

 

      Anderson, S., was excused between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 1:10 a.m.

 

 

      The question recurred on the Metsa amendment to the Hackbarth amendment and the roll was called. 

 

      Fabian moved that those not voting be excused from voting.  The motion prevailed.


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           There were 61 yeas and 65 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Allen

Anderson, P.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Baker

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Isaacson

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Marquart

Metsa

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newton

Norton

Pelowski

Persell

Pinto

Poppe

Rosenthal

Schoen

Schultz

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Sundin

Swedzinski

Thissen

Ward

Yarusso

Youakim


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Backer

Barrett

Bennett

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Hamilton

Hancock

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Johnson, B.

Kelly

Kiel

Koznick

Kresha

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Miller

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Sanders

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Vogel

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment to the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

      Pelowski was excused between the hours of 11:35 p.m. and 12:15 a.m.

 

      Barrett and Drazkowski were excused between the hours of 11:35 p.m. and 12:20 a.m.

 

      Davids was excused between the hours of 11:35 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

 

      Garofalo was excused for the remainder of today’s session.

 

 

POINT OF ORDER

 

      Hortman raised a point of order pursuant to rule 3.21 that the Hackbarth amendment was not in order.  Speaker pro tempore Sanders ruled the point of order not well taken and the Hackbarth amendment in order.

 

 

      Hortman appealed the decision of Speaker pro tempore Sanders.

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.


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           The vote was taken on the question "Shall the decision of Speaker pro tempore Sanders stand as the judgment of the House?" and the roll was called.  There were 68 yeas and 57 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Backer

Baker

Bennett

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franson

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Hamilton

Hancock

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Johnson, B.

Kelly

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

McDonald

McNamara

Miller

Nash

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Sanders

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Anzelc

Applebaum

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Erhardt

Fischer

Flanagan

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Isaacson

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

Metsa

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Newton

Norton

Persell

Pinto

Poppe

Rosenthal

Schoen

Schultz

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward

Yarusso

Youakim


 

 

      So it was the judgment of the House that the decision of Speaker pro tempore Sanders should stand.

 

 

CALL OF THE HOUSE LIFTED

 

      Thissen moved that the call of the House be lifted.  The motion prevailed and it was so ordered.

 

 

POINT OF ORDER

 

      Pinto raised a point of order pursuant to rule 4.03, relating to Ways and Means Committee; Budget Resolution; Effect on Expenditure and Revenue Bills, that the Hackbarth amendment was not in order.  Speaker pro tempore Sanders ruled the point of order not well taken and the Hackbarth amendment in order.

 

 

      The question recurred on the Hackbarth amendment and the roll was called.  There were 76 yeas and 49 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anzelc

Backer

Baker

Bennett

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Green


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Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Hamilton

Hancock

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Howe

Johnson, B.

Kelly

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Lillie

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Marquart

McDonald

McNamara

Miller

Nash

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Sanders

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Applebaum

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Erhardt

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hornstein

Hortman

Isaacson

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Mahoney

Masin

Metsa

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Norton

Persell

Pinto

Rosenthal

Schoen

Schultz

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Wagenius

Ward

Yarusso

Youakim


 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

      S. F. No. 2759, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying penalties for gross overlimits; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 97A.201, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 97A.301, subdivision 1; 97A.338; 97A.420, subdivision 1; 97A.421, subdivision 2a.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended, and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 80 yeas and 44 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anzelc

Backer

Baker

Bennett

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franson

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Hamilton

Hancock

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Kelly

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Lien

Lillie

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Marquart

McDonald

McNamara

Miller

Murphy, M.

Nash

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Sanders

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt



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           Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Applebaum

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Fischer

Flanagan

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Isaacson

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Loeffler

Mahoney

Masin

Metsa

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Nelson

Norton

Pinto

Rosenthal

Schoen

Schultz

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward

Yarusso

Youakim


 

 

      The bill was passed, as amended, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 2378, A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner to reform the continuum of treatment for individuals with substance use disorders; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 254B.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 125 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Backer

Baker

Bennett

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franson

Freiberg

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Kelly

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mack

Mahoney

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Newberger

Newton

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Selcer

Simonson

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

Whelan

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      There being no objection, the order of business reverted to Messages from the Senate.


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MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following messages were received from the Senate:

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce that the Senate has concurred in and adopted the report of the Conference Committee on: 

 

S. F. No. 498.

 

The Senate has repassed said bill in accordance with the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee.  Said Senate File is herewith transmitted to the House.

 

JoAnne M. Zoff, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON S. F. No. 498

 

A bill for an act relating to data practices; classifying portable recording system data; establishing requirements for the destruction of data; requiring policies; imposing requirements on vendors and providing for damage awards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.82, subdivision 15, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.

 

May 21, 2016

The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas

President of the Senate

 

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

We, the undersigned conferees for S. F. No. 498 report that we have agreed upon the items in dispute and recommend as follows:

 

That the House recede from its amendments and that S. F. No. 498 be further amended as follows:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 13.82, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Arrest data.  The following data created or collected by law enforcement agencies which document any actions taken by them to cite, arrest, incarcerate or otherwise substantially deprive an adult individual of liberty shall be public at all times in the originating agency:

 

(a) time, date and place of the action;

 

(b) any resistance encountered by the agency;

 

(c) any pursuit engaged in by the agency;


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(d) whether any weapons were used by the agency or other individual;

 

(e) the charge, arrest or search warrants, or other legal basis for the action;

 

(f) the identities of the agencies, units within the agencies and individual persons taking the action;

 

(g) whether and where the individual is being held in custody or is being incarcerated by the agency;

 

(h) the date, time and legal basis for any transfer of custody and the identity of the agency or person who received custody;

 

(i) the date, time and legal basis for any release from custody or incarceration;

 

(j) the name, age, sex and last known address of an adult person or the age and sex of any juvenile person cited, arrested, incarcerated or otherwise substantially deprived of liberty;

 

(k) whether the agency employed an a portable recording system, automated license plate reader, wiretaps or other eavesdropping techniques, unless the release of this specific data would jeopardize an ongoing investigation;

 

(l) the manner in which the agencies received the information that led to the arrest and the names of individuals who supplied the information unless the identities of those individuals qualify for protection under subdivision 17; and

 

(m) response or incident report number.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.82, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 6.  Response or incident data.  The following data created or collected by law enforcement agencies which document the agency's response to a request for service including, but not limited to, responses to traffic accidents, or which describe actions taken by the agency on its own initiative shall be public government data:

 

(a) date, time and place of the action;

 

(b) agencies, units of agencies and individual agency personnel participating in the action unless the identities of agency personnel qualify for protection under subdivision 17;

 

(c) any resistance encountered by the agency;

 

(d) any pursuit engaged in by the agency;

 

(e) whether any weapons were used by the agency or other individuals;

 

(f) a brief factual reconstruction of events associated with the action;

 

(g) names and addresses of witnesses to the agency action or the incident unless the identity of any witness qualifies for protection under subdivision 17;

 

(h) names and addresses of any victims or casualties unless the identities of those individuals qualify for protection under subdivision 17;

 

(i) the name and location of the health care facility to which victims or casualties were taken;


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(j) response or incident report number;

 

(k) dates of birth of the parties involved in a traffic accident;

 

(l) whether the parties involved were wearing seat belts; and

 

(m) the alcohol concentration of each driver; and

 

(n) whether the agency used a portable recording system to document the agency's response or actions.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.82, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 7.  Criminal investigative data.  Except for the data defined in subdivisions 2, 3, and 6, investigative data collected or created by a law enforcement agency in order to prepare a case against a person, whether known or unknown, for the commission of a crime or other offense for which the agency has primary investigative responsibility are confidential or protected nonpublic while the investigation is active.  Inactive investigative data are public unless the release of the data would jeopardize another ongoing investigation or would reveal the identity of individuals protected under subdivision 17.  Images and recordings, including photographs, video, and audio records, which are part of inactive investigative files and which are clearly offensive to common sensibilities are classified as private or nonpublic data, provided that the existence of the photographs images and recordings shall be disclosed to any person requesting access to the inactive investigative file.  An investigation becomes inactive upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

 

(a) a decision by the agency or appropriate prosecutorial authority not to pursue the case;

 

(b) expiration of the time to bring a charge or file a complaint under the applicable statute of limitations, or 30 years after the commission of the offense, whichever comes earliest; or

 

(c) exhaustion of or expiration of all rights of appeal by a person convicted on the basis of the investigative data.

 

Any investigative data presented as evidence in court shall be public.  Data determined to be inactive under clause (a) may become active if the agency or appropriate prosecutorial authority decides to renew the investigation.

 

During the time when an investigation is active, any person may bring an action in the district court located in the county where the data are being maintained to authorize disclosure of investigative data.  The court may order that all or part of the data relating to a particular investigation be released to the public or to the person bringing the action.  In making the determination as to whether investigative data shall be disclosed, the court shall consider whether the benefit to the person bringing the action or to the public outweighs any harm to the public, to the agency or to any person identified in the data.  The data in dispute shall be examined by the court in camera.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.82, subdivision 15, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 15.  Public benefit data.  Any law enforcement agency may make any data classified as confidential or protected nonpublic pursuant to subdivision 7 or as private or nonpublic under section 13.825 accessible to any person, agency, or the public if the agency determines that the access will aid the law enforcement process, promote public safety, or dispel widespread rumor or unrest.


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Sec. 5.  [13.825] PORTABLE RECORDING SYSTEMS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Application; definition.  (a) This section applies to law enforcement agencies that maintain a portable recording system for use in investigations, or in response to emergencies, incidents, and requests for service.

 

(b) As used in this section:

 

(1) "portable recording system" means a device worn by a peace officer that is capable of both video and audio recording of the officer's activities and interactions with others or collecting digital multimedia evidence as part of an investigation;

 

(2) "portable recording system data" means audio or video data collected by a portable recording system; and

 

(3) "redact" means to blur video or distort audio so that the identity of the subject in a recording is obscured sufficiently to render the subject unidentifiable.

 

Subd. 2.  Data classification; court-authorized disclosure.  (a) Data collected by a portable recording system are private data on individuals or nonpublic data, subject to the following:

 

(1) data that document the discharge of a firearm by a peace officer in the course of duty, if a notice is required under section 626.553, subdivision 2, or the use of force by a peace officer that results in substantial bodily harm, as defined in section 609.02, subdivision 7a, are public;

 

(2) data are public if a subject of the data requests it be made accessible to the public, except that, if practicable, (i) data on a subject who is not a peace officer and who does not consent to the release must be redacted, and (ii) data on a peace officer whose identity is protected under section 13.82, subdivision 17, clause (a), must be redacted;

 

(3) portable recording system data that are active criminal investigative data are governed by section 13.82, subdivision 7, and portable recording system data that are inactive criminal investigative data are governed by this section;

 

(4) portable recording system data that are public personnel data under section 13.43, subdivision 2, clause (5), are public; and

 

(5) data that are not public data under other provisions of this chapter retain that classification.

 

(b) A law enforcement agency may redact or withhold access to portions of data that are public under this subdivision if those portions of data are clearly offensive to common sensibilities. 

 

(c) Section 13.04, subdivision 2, does not apply to collection of data classified by this subdivision.

 

(d) Any person may bring an action in the district court located in the county where portable recording system data are being maintained to authorize disclosure of data that are private or nonpublic under this section or to challenge a determination under paragraph (b) to redact or withhold access to portions of data because the data are clearly offensive to common sensibilities.  The person bringing the action must give notice of the action to the law enforcement agency and subjects of the data, if known.  The law enforcement agency must give notice to other subjects of the data, if known, who did not receive the notice from the person bringing the action.  The court may order that all or part of the data be released to the public or to the person bringing the action.  In making this determination, the court shall consider whether the benefit to the person bringing the action or to the public outweighs any harm to the public, to the law enforcement agency, or to a subject of the data and, if the action is


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challenging a determination under paragraph (b), whether the data are clearly offensive to common sensibilities.  The data in dispute must be examined by the court in camera.  This paragraph does not affect the right of a defendant in a criminal proceeding to obtain access to portable recording system data under the Rules of Criminal Procedure.

 

Subd. 3.  Retention of data.  (a) Portable recording system data that are not active or inactive criminal investigative data and are not described in paragraph (b) must be maintained for at least 90 days and destroyed according to the agency's records retention schedule approved pursuant to section 138.17.

 

(b) Portable recording system data must be maintained for at least one year and destroyed according to the agency's records retention schedule approved pursuant to section 138.17 if:

 

(1) the data document (i) the discharge of a firearm by a peace officer in the course of duty if a notice is required under section 626.553, subdivision 2, or (ii) the use of force by a peace officer that results in substantial bodily harm; or

 

(2) a formal complaint is made against a peace officer related to the incident.

 

(c) If a subject of the data submits a written request to the law enforcement agency to retain the recording beyond the applicable retention period for possible evidentiary or exculpatory use related to the circumstances under which the data were collected, the law enforcement agency shall retain the recording for an additional time period requested by the subject of up to 180 days and notify the requester that the recording will then be destroyed unless a new request is made under this paragraph. 

 

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) or (c), a government entity may retain a recording for as long as reasonably necessary for possible evidentiary or exculpatory use related to the incident with respect to which the data were collected.

 

Subd. 4.  Access by data subjects.  (a) For purposes of this chapter, a portable recording system data subject includes the peace officer who collected the data, and any other individual or entity, including any other peace officer, regardless of whether the officer is or can be identified by the recording, whose image or voice is documented in the data. 

 

(b) An individual who is the subject of portable recording system data has access to the data, including data on other individuals who are the subject of the recording.  If the individual requests a copy of the recording, data on other individuals who do not consent to its release must be redacted from the copy.  The identity and activities of an on-duty peace officer engaged in an investigation or response to an emergency, incident, or request for service may not be redacted, unless the officer's identity is subject to protection under section 13.82, subdivision 17, clause (a).

 

Subd. 5.  Inventory of portable recording system technology.  A law enforcement agency that uses a portable recording system must maintain the following information, which is public data:

 

(1) the total number of recording devices owned or maintained by the agency;

 

(2) a daily record of the total number of recording devices actually deployed and used by officers and, if applicable, the precincts in which they were used;

 

(3) the policies and procedures for use of portable recording systems required by section 626.8473; and

 

(4) the total amount of recorded audio and video data collected by the portable recording system and maintained by the agency, the agency's retention schedule for the data, and the agency's procedures for destruction of the data.


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Subd. 6.  Use of agency-issued portable recording systems.  While on duty, a peace officer may only use a portable recording system issued and maintained by the officer's agency in documenting the officer's activities.

 

Subd. 7.  Authorization to access data.  (a) A law enforcement agency must comply with sections 13.05, subdivision 5, and 13.055 in the operation of portable recording systems and in maintaining portable recording system data.

 

(b) The responsible authority for a law enforcement agency must establish written procedures to ensure that law enforcement personnel have access to the portable recording system data that are not public only if authorized in writing by the chief of police, sheriff, or head of the law enforcement agency, or their designee, to obtain access to the data for a legitimate, specified law enforcement purpose.

 

Subd. 8.  Sharing among agencies.  (a) Portable recording system data that are not public may only be shared with or disseminated to another law enforcement agency, a government entity, or a federal agency upon meeting the standards for requesting access to data as provided in subdivision 7.

 

(b) If data collected by a portable recording system are shared with another state or local law enforcement agency under this subdivision, the agency that receives the data must comply with all data classification, destruction, and security requirements of this section.

 

(c) Portable recording system data may not be shared with, disseminated to, sold to, or traded with any other individual or entity unless explicitly authorized by this section or other applicable law.

 

Subd. 9.  Biennial audit.  (a) A law enforcement agency must maintain records showing the date and time portable recording system data were collected and the applicable classification of the data.  The law enforcement agency shall arrange for an independent, biennial audit of the data to determine whether data are appropriately classified according to this section, how the data are used, and whether the data are destroyed as required under this section, and to verify compliance with subdivisions 7 and 8.  If the governing body with jurisdiction over the budget of the agency determines that the agency is not complying with this section or other applicable law, the governing body may order additional independent audits.  Data in the records required under this paragraph are classified as provided in subdivision 2.

 

(b) The results of the audit are public, except for data that are otherwise classified under law.  The governing body with jurisdiction over the budget of the law enforcement agency shall review the results of the audit.  If the governing body determines that there is a pattern of substantial noncompliance with this section, the governing body must order that operation of all portable recording systems be suspended until the governing body has authorized the agency to reinstate their use.  An order of suspension under this paragraph may only be made following review of the results of the audit and review of the applicable provisions of this chapter, and after providing the agency and members of the public a reasonable opportunity to respond to the audit's findings in a public meeting.

 

(c) A report summarizing the results of each audit must be provided to the governing body with jurisdiction over the budget of the law enforcement agency and to the Legislative Commission on Data Practices and Personal Data Privacy no later than 60 days following completion of the audit.

 

Subd. 10.  Notification to BCA.  Within ten days of obtaining new surveillance technology that expands the type or scope of surveillance capability of a portable recording system device beyond video or audio recording, a law enforcement agency must notify the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that it has obtained the new surveillance technology.  The notice must include a description of the technology and its surveillance capability and intended uses.  The notices are accessible to the public and must be available on the bureau's Web site.


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Subd. 11.  Portable recording system vendor.  (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "portable recording system vendor" means a person who is not a government entity and who provides services for the creation, collection, retention, maintenance, processing, or dissemination of portable recording system data for a law enforcement agency or other government entity.  By providing these services to a government entity, a vendor is subject to all of the requirements of this chapter as if it were a government entity.

 

(b) A portable recording system vendor that stores portable recording system data in the cloud must protect the data in accordance with the security requirements of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services Division Security Policy 5.4 or its successor version.

 

(c) Subject to paragraph (d), in an action against a vendor under section 13.08 for a violation of this chapter, the vendor is liable for presumed damages of $2,500 or actual damages, whichever is greater, and reasonable attorney fees.

 

(d) In an action against a vendor that improperly discloses data made not public by this chapter or any other statute classifying data as not public, the vendor is liable for presumed damages of $10,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater, and reasonable attorney fees.

 

Subd. 12.  Penalties for violation.  In addition to any other remedies provided by law, in the case of a willful violation of this section a law enforcement agency is subject to exemplary damages of not less than twice the minimum, nor more than twice the maximum allowable for exemplary damages under section 13.08, subdivision 1.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective August 1, 2016.  Data collected before the effective date of this section must be destroyed, if required by this section, no later than 15 days after the date this section becomes effective.

 

Sec. 6.  [626.8473] PORTABLE RECORDING SYSTEMS ADOPTION; WRITTEN POLICY REQUIRED.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definition.  As used in this section, "portable recording system" has the meaning provided in section 13.825, subdivision 1.

 

Subd. 2.  Public comment.  A local law enforcement agency must provide an opportunity for public comment before it purchases or implements a portable recording system.  At a minimum, the agency must accept public comments submitted electronically or by mail, and the governing body with jurisdiction over the budget of the law enforcement agency must provide an opportunity for public comment at a regularly-scheduled meeting.

 

Subd. 3.  Written policies and procedures required.  (a) The chief officer of every state and local law enforcement agency that uses or proposes to use a portable recording system must establish and enforce a written policy governing its use.  In developing and adopting the policy, the law enforcement agency must provide for public comment and input as provided in subdivision 2.  Use of a portable recording system without adoption of a written policy meeting the requirements of this section is prohibited.  The written policy must be posted on the agency's Web site, if the agency has a Web site.

 

(b) At a minimum, the written policy must incorporate the following:

 

(1) the requirements of section 13.825 and other data classifications, access procedures, retention policies, and data security safeguards that, at a minimum, meet the requirements of chapter 13 and other applicable law;

 

(2) procedures for testing the portable recording system to ensure adequate functioning;

 

(3) procedures to address a system malfunction or failure, including requirements for documentation by the officer using the system at the time of a malfunction or failure;


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(4) circumstances under which recording is mandatory, prohibited, or at the discretion of the officer using the system;

 

(5) circumstances under which a data subject must be given notice of a recording;

 

(6) circumstances under which a recording may be ended while an investigation, response, or incident is ongoing;

 

(7) procedures for the secure storage of portable recording system data and the creation of backup copies of the data; and

 

(8) procedures to ensure compliance and address violations of the policy, which must include, at a minimum, supervisory or internal audits and reviews, and the employee discipline standards for unauthorized access to data contained in section 13.09.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective August 1, 2016, provided that a law enforcement agency using a portable recording system on that date must adopt the policy required under this section no later than January 15, 2017.

 

Sec. 7.  LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR REVIEW.

 

Beginning no earlier than January 1, 2019, the legislative auditor is requested to conduct a comprehensive review of compliance with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections 13.825 and 626.8473.  Data used for purposes of the review must include the results of the biennial audits required by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.825, subdivision 9, and may also include any other data that, in the judgment of the legislative auditor, assists in developing a complete understanding of any compliance or implementation issues resulting from enactment of those sections.  The legislative auditor is requested to submit the results of the comprehensive review to the legislature no later than January 15, 2020."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to data practices; classifying portable recording system data; establishing requirements for the destruction of data; requiring written policies and procedures; imposing requirements on vendors; providing for damage awards; requiring a legislative auditor review; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.82, subdivisions 6, 7, 15; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 13.82, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 13; 626."

 

 

We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.

 

Senate Conferees:  Ron Latz, Susan Kent and Bill Ingebrigtsen.

 

House Conferees:  Tony Cornish, Brian Johnson and Debra Hilstrom.

 

 

      Cornish moved that the report of the Conference Committee on S. F. No. 498 be adopted and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Conference Committee.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

      Speaker pro tempore Sanders called Davids to the Chair.


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S. F. No. 498, A bill for an act relating to data practices; classifying portable recording system data; establishing requirements for the destruction of data; requiring policies; imposing requirements on vendors and providing for damage awards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.82, subdivision 15, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by Conference, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 96 yeas and 34 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, C.

Anderson, M.

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anzelc

Applebaum

Backer

Baker

Barrett

Bennett

Bly

Carlson

Christensen

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dettmer

Ecklund

Erhardt

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Green

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hackbarth

Halverson

Hamilton

Hancock

Hansen

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hortman

Howe

Isaacson

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Kelly

Kiel

Knoblach

Kresha

Lien

Lillie

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lueck

Mack

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

McNamara

Miller

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Newton

Nornes

Norton

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Persell

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Sanders

Schoen

Schomacker

Selcer

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wills

Yarusso

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Bernardy

Clark

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Drazkowski

Flanagan

Hausman

Hoppe

Hornstein

Johnson, S.

Kahn

Koznick

Laine

Lesch

Liebling

Loeffler

Lucero

Mahoney

Metsa

Moran

Mullery

Murphy, E.

Nash

Newberger

Pugh

Runbeck

Schultz

Scott

Simonson

Wagenius

Ward

Whelan


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by Conference, and its title agreed to.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce that the Senate has concurred in and adopted the report of the Conference Committee on: 

 

S. F. No. 2527.

 

The Senate has repassed said bill in accordance with the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee.  Said Senate File is herewith transmitted to the House.

 

JoAnne M. Zoff, Secretary of the Senate


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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON S. F. No. 2527

 

A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money from outdoor heritage fund; modifying evaluation provisions; modifying prior appropriations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.056, subdivision 10; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivisions 2, 3, 5.

 

May 20, 2016

The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas

President of the Senate

 

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

We, the undersigned conferees for S. F. No. 2527 report that we have agreed upon the items in dispute and recommend as follows:

 

That the House recede from its amendment and that S. F. No. 2527 be further amended as follows:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"ARTICLE 1

OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

 

Section 1.  OUTDOOR HERITAGE APPROPRIATION. 

 

The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article.  The appropriations are from the outdoor heritage fund for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose.  The figures "2016" and "2017" used in this act mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, or June 30, 2017, respectively.  "The first year" is fiscal year 2016.  "The second year" is fiscal year 2017.  "The biennium" is fiscal years 2016 and 2017.  The appropriations in this act are onetime.

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

Available for the Year

 

 

 

Ending June 30

 

 

 

2016

2017

 

Sec. 2.  OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

 

$-0-

 

$109,847,000

 

This appropriation is from the outdoor heritage fund.  The amounts that may be spent for each purpose are specified in the following subdivisions. 

 

Subd. 2.  Prairies

 

-0-

 

31,000,000

 

(a) DNR Wildlife Management Area and Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition - Phase VIII

 

 

 

 

$3,250,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire land in fee for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, and to


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acquire land in fee for scientific and natural area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area Acquisition - Phase VIII

 

 

 

 

$5,229,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire in fee and restore lands for wildlife management area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(c) Martin County/Fox Lake Wildlife Management Area Acquisition

 

 

 

 

$1,000,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Fox Lake Conservation League, Inc. to acquire land in fee and restore strategic prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat for wildlife management area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.  A list of proposed acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(d) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition - Phase VII

 

 

 

 

$2,754,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with The Nature Conservancy in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to acquire land in fee or permanent conservation easements and restore lands within the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Habitat Preservation Area in western Minnesota for addition to the Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan and must be consistent with the priorities in the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.


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(e) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex - Phase VI

 

 

 

 

$583,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with The Trust for Public Land to acquire land in fee and restore lands in the Cannon River watershed for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(f) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection - Phase V

 

 

 

 

$2,541,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to implement the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan through the acquisition of permanent conservation easements to protect and restore native prairie.  Of this amount, up to $120,000 is for establishing monitoring and enforcement funds as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  A list of permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the final report.

 

(g) Reinvest In Minnesota (RIM) Buffers for Wildlife and Water - Phase VI

 

 

 

 

$6,708,000 the second year is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to acquire permanent conservation easements and restore habitat under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, to protect, restore, and enhance habitat by expanding the clean water fund riparian buffer program for at least equal wildlife benefits from buffers on private land.  Of this amount, up to $130,000 is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  A list of permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the final report.

 

(h) Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the Southern Red River Valley - Phase II

 

 

 

 

$2,269,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever, in cooperation with the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society, to acquire land in fee and restore and enhance lands in the southern Red River Valley for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, or for designation and management as


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waterfowl production areas in Minnesota, in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(i) Grassland Conservation Partnership - Phase II

 

 

 

 

$1,475,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with The Conservation Fund, in cooperation with Minnesota Land Trust, to acquire permanent conservation easements and restore high priority grassland, prairie, and wetland habitats as follows:  $64,000 to The Conservation Fund; and $1,411,000 to Minnesota Land Trust, of which up to $100,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  A list of proposed acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan and must be consistent with the priorities in the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.

 

(j) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and Enhancement on DNR Lands - Phase VIII

 

 

 

 

$3,983,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to accelerate restoration and enhancement of prairies, grasslands, and savannas on wildlife management areas, scientific and natural areas, native prairie bank land, and bluff prairies on state forest land in southeastern Minnesota.  A list of proposed land restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(k) Anoka Sandplain Habitat Restoration and Enhancement - Phase IV

 

 

 

 

$1,208,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for agreements to restore and enhance wildlife habitat on public lands in Anoka, Isanti, Morrison, Sherburne, and Todd Counties as follows:  $93,000 to Anoka Conservation District; $25,000 to Isanti County Parks and Recreation Department; $813,000 to Great River Greening; and $277,000 to the National Wild Turkey Federation.  A list of proposed land restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.


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Subd. 3.  Forests

 

-0-

 

18,379,000

 

(a) Young Forest Conservation - Phase II

 

 

 

 

 

$1,369,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the American Bird Conservancy to restore publicly owned, permanently protected forest lands for wildlife management purposes.  A list of proposed forest land restorations must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(b) Jack Pine Forest/Crow Wing River Watershed Habitat Acquisition

 

 

 

 

$3,570,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association to acquire in fee and restore and enhance forest habitat lands in Cass and Hubbard Counties for county forest purposes.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(c) Camp Ripley Partnership - Phase VI

 

 

 

 

 

$1,500,000 the second year is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources, in cooperation with the Morrison County Soil and Water Conservation District, to acquire permanent conservation easements and restore forest wildlife habitat within the boundaries of the Minnesota National Guard Camp Ripley Compatible Use Buffer.  Of this amount, up to $72,000 is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  A list of permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the final report.

 

(d) Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration - Phase IV

 

 

 

 

$5,000,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, in cooperation with The Trust for Public Land and Minnesota Land Trust, to acquire land in fee for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, to acquire land in fee for scientific and natural areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5, to acquire land in fee for state forest purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 7, to acquire permanent conservation easements, and to restore and enhance prairie, grasslands, forest, and savanna as follows:  $1,506,000 to The Nature Conservancy; $2,930,000 to The Trust for Public Land; and $564,000 to Minnesota Land Trust, of which up to $80,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section


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97A.056, subdivision 17.  Annual income statements and balance sheets for income and expenses from land acquired in fee with this appropriation and not transferred to state or local government ownership must be submitted to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(e) Minnesota Forests for the Future - Phase IV

 

 

 

 

 

$1,840,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire forest, wetland, and shoreline habitat through working forest permanent conservation easements under the Minnesota forests for the future program pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 84.66.  A conservation easement acquired with money appropriated under this paragraph must comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 13.  The accomplishment plan must include an easement monitoring and enforcement plan.  Of this amount, up to $25,000 is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  A list of permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the final report.

 

(f) Protect Key Forest Lands in Cass County - Phase VII

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Cass County to acquire land in fee in Cass County for forest wildlife habitat or to prevent forest fragmentation.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(g) State Forest Acquisitions - Phase III

 

 

 

 

 

$1,000,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire lands in fee for wildlife habitat purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 7.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(h) Forest Habitat Protection Revolving Account

 

 

 

 

 

$1,000,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire lands in fee and permanent conservation easements for wildlife habitat purposes, for forest consolidation and connective corridor purposes, or to prevent forest fragmentation under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 7.  Proceeds from any subsequent sale of lands acquired with this appropriation must be used for the purposes of this appropriation.  Any sale proceeds remaining unused upon close of the appropriation availability must be returned to the outdoor heritage fund.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be


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provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.  Unless otherwise provided, this appropriation is available until June 30, 2022.  For acquisition of real property, this appropriation is available until June 30, 2023, if a binding agreement with a landowner or purchase agreement is entered into by June 30, 2022, and closed no later than June 30, 2023.  Of this amount, up to $50,000 is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  A list of permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the final report.

 

(i) Mississippi River Floodplain Forest Enhancement - Phase II

 

 

 

 

$412,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the National Audubon Society to restore and enhance floodplain forest habitat for wildlife on public lands along the Mississippi River.  A list of restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(j) Protecting Forest Wildlife Habitat in the Wild Rice River Watershed

 

 

 

 

$2,188,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the White Earth Band of Ojibwe to acquire lands in fee in Clearwater County to be managed for wildlife habitat purposes.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.  As a condition of receiving the grant under this paragraph, the White Earth Band of Ojibwe shall:

 

(1) ensure that current access roads and trails on the property are maintained and open to continue the current access to adjoining lands;

 

(2) ensure that the property remains open to hunting and fishing for individuals of the public who are not members of a federally recognized tribe in a manner consistent with current law; and

 

(3) not transfer fee interest in whole or in part to the United States either directly or through an intermediary in trust for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe.

 

Failure to comply with the provisions of this paragraph shall trigger the reversion provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 15.

 

Subd. 4.  Wetlands

 

-0-

 

31,055,000

 

(a) Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Acquisition - Phase VIII

 

 

 

 

$5,650,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire in fee and restore and enhance wetlands and grasslands to be


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designated and managed as waterfowl production areas in Minnesota, in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(b) Shallow Lake and Wetland Protection Program - Phase V

 

 

 

 

$5,801,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire in fee and restore prairie lands, wetlands, and land buffering shallow lakes for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.  A list of proposed acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(c) RIM Wetlands Partnership - Phase VII

 

 

 

 

 

$13,808,000 the second year is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to acquire lands in permanent conservation easements and to restore wetlands and native grassland habitat under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515.  Of this amount, up to $195,000 is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  A list of permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the final report.

 

(d) Wetland Habitat Protection Program - Phase II

 

 

 

 

 

$1,629,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to acquire permanent conservation easements in high-priority wetland habitat complexes in the prairie and forest/prairie transition regions.  Of this amount, up to $180,000 is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  A list of proposed easement acquisitions must be provided as part of the final report.

 

(e) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetlands Enhancement - Phase VIII

 

 

 

 

$2,167,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to enhance and restore shallow lakes and wetland habitat statewide.  A list of proposed land restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(f) Marsh Lake - Phase II

 

 

 

 

 

$2,000,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to modify the dam at Marsh Lake for improved habitat management and to return the historic outlet of the Pomme de Terre River to Lac Qui Parle.


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Subd. 5.  Habitats

 

-0-

 

29,138,000

 

(a) DNR Aquatic Habitat Protection - Phase VIII

 

 

 

 

 

$1,578,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire land in fee and permanent conservation easements for aquatic management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02, to acquire permanent conservation easements under the Minnesota forests for the future program pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 84.66, and to restore and enhance aquatic and adjacent upland habitat.  Of this amount, up to $153,000 is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  A list of proposed land acquisitions, conservation easements, restorations, and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(b) Metro Big Rivers Habitat - Phase VII

 

 

 

 

 

$4,000,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for agreements to acquire land in fee and permanent conservation easements and to restore and enhance natural systems associated with the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix Rivers within the metropolitan area as follows:  $500,000 to Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc.; $430,000 to Friends of the Mississippi River; $1,170,000 to Great River Greening; $800,000 to The Trust for Public Land; and $1,100,000 to Minnesota Land Trust, of which up to $60,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  A list of proposed land acquisitions and permanent conservation easements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(c) Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor Partnership - Phase II

 

 

 

 

$2,105,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for agreements to acquire lands in fee in the Mississippi Headwaters and for agreements as follows:  $76,000 to the Mississippi Headwaters Board; and $2,029,000 to The Trust for Public Land.  $1,045,000 the second year is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to acquire permanent conservation easements and to restore wildlife habitat, of which up to $78,000 is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  A list of proposed acquisitions must be included as part of the required accomplishment plan.


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(d) Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central Minnesota Lakes - Phase II

 

 

 

 

$1,425,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for agreements with the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation and Minnesota Land Trust to acquire land in fee and permanent conservation easements to sustain healthy fish habitat on cold water lakes in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, and Hubbard Counties as follows:  $480,000 to Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation; and $945,000 to Minnesota Land Trust, of which up to $180,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(e) Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement and Restoration - Phase VIII

 

 

 

 

$1,975,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Minnesota Trout Unlimited to restore or enhance habitat for trout and other species in and along cold water rivers, lakes, and streams in Minnesota.  A list of proposed restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(f) DNR Stream Habitat

 

 

 

 

 

$2,074,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to restore and enhance habitat to facilitate fish passage, degraded streams, and critical aquatic species habitat.  A list of proposed land restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(g) St. Louis River Restoration Initiative - Phase III

 

 

 

 

 

$2,707,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to restore aquatic habitats in the St. Louis River estuary.  A list of proposed restorations must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(h) Sand Hill River Fish Passage - Phase II

 

 

 

 

 

$828,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Sand Hill River Watershed District, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources and Army Corps of Engineers, to restore and enhance fish passage and habitat in the Sand Hill River watershed.  A list of proposed restorations must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.


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(i) Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat Restoration Program - Phase V

 

 

 

 

$1,200,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Shell Rock River Watershed District to acquire in fee, restore, and enhance aquatic habitat in the Shell Rock River watershed.  A list of proposed acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(j) Roseau Lake Rehabilitation

 

 

 

 

 

$2,763,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire land in fee and permanent conservation easements for wildlife management purposes in Roseau County under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, to restore and enhance wildlife habitat.  A list of proposed land acquisitions and restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(k) Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program:  Statewide and Metro Habitat - Phase VIII

 

 

 

 

$7,438,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for a program to provide competitive, matching grants of up to $400,000 to local, regional, state, and national organizations for enhancing, restoring, or protecting forests, wetlands, prairies, or habitat for fish, game, or wildlife in Minnesota.  Of this amount, up to $2,500,000 is for grants in the seven-county metropolitan area and cities with a population of 50,000 or greater.  Grants shall not be made for activities required to fulfill the duties of owners of lands subject to conservation easements.  Grants shall not be made from the appropriation in this paragraph for projects that have a total project cost exceeding $575,000.  Of the total appropriation, $588,000 may be spent for personnel costs and other direct and necessary administrative costs.  Grantees may acquire land or interests in land.  Easements must be permanent.  Grants may not be used to establish easement stewardship accounts.  Land acquired in fee must be open to hunting and fishing during the open season unless otherwise provided by law.  The program must require a match of at least ten percent from nonstate sources for all grants.  The match may be cash or in-kind resources.  For grant applications of $25,000 or less, the commissioner shall provide a separate, simplified application process.  Subject to Minnesota Statutes, the commissioner of natural resources shall, when evaluating projects of equal value, give priority to organizations that have a history of receiving or a charter to receive private contributions for local conservation or habitat projects.  If acquiring land in fee or a conservation easement, priority must be given to projects associated with or within one mile of existing wildlife management areas under Minnesota Statutes, section


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86A.05, subdivision 8; scientific and natural areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033 and 86A.05, subdivision 5; or aquatic management areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02.  All restoration or enhancement projects must be on land permanently protected by a permanent covenant ensuring perpetual maintenance and protection of restored and enhanced habitat, by a conservation easement, by public ownership, or in public waters as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.005, subdivision 15.  Priority must be given to restoration and enhancement projects on public lands.  Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 13, applies to grants awarded under this paragraph.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020.  No less than five percent of the amount of each grant must be held back from reimbursement until the grant recipient has completed a grant accomplishment report by the deadline and in the form prescribed by and satisfactory to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.  The commissioner shall provide notice of the grant program in the game and fish law summary prepared under Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.051, subdivision 2.

 

Subd. 6.  Administration

 

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275,000

 

(a) Contract Management

 

 

 

 

 

$150,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for contract management duties assigned in this section.  The commissioner shall provide an accomplishment plan in the form specified by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council on the expenditure of this appropriation.  The accomplishment plan must include a copy of the grant contract template and reimbursement manual.  No money may be expended prior to Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council approval of the accomplishment plan.

 

(b) Technical Evaluation Panel

 

 

 

 

 

$125,000 the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for a technical evaluation panel to conduct up to 15 restoration and enhancement evaluations under Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 10.

 

Subd. 7.  Availability of Appropriation

 

 

 

 

 

Money appropriated in this section may not be spent on activities unless they are directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation and are specified in the accomplishment plan approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.  Money appropriated in this section must not be spent on indirect costs or other institutional overhead charges that are not directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation.  Unless otherwise


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provided, the amounts in this section are available until June 30, 2019.  For acquisition of real property, the amounts in this section are available until June 30, 2020, if a binding agreement with a landowner or purchase agreement is entered into by June 30, 2019, and closed no later than June 30, 2020.  Funds for restoration or enhancement are available until June 30, 2021, or five years after acquisition, whichever is later, in order to complete initial restoration or enhancement work.  If a project receives at least 15 percent of its funding from federal funds, the time period of the appropriation may be extended to equal the availability of federal funding to a maximum of six years, provided the federal funding was confirmed and included in the first draft accomplishment plan.  Money appropriated for fee title acquisition of land may be used to restore, enhance, and provide for public use of the land acquired with the appropriation.  Public use facilities must have a minimal impact on habitat in acquired lands. 

 

Subd. 8.  Payment Conditions and Capital Equipment Expenditures

 

 

 

 

All agreements referred to in this section must be administered on a reimbursement basis unless otherwise provided in this section.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.41, expenditures directly related to each appropriation's purpose made on or after July 1, 2016, or the date of accomplishment plan approval, whichever is later, are eligible for reimbursement unless otherwise provided in this section.  For the purposes of administering appropriations and legislatively authorized agreements paid out of the outdoor heritage fund, an expense must be considered reimbursable by the administering agency when the recipient presents the agency with an invoice, or binding agreement with the landowner, and the recipient attests that the goods have been received or the landowner agreement is binding.  Periodic reimbursement must be made upon receiving documentation that the items articulated in the accomplishment plan approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council have been achieved, including partial achievements as evidenced by progress reports approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.  Reasonable amounts may be advanced to projects to accommodate cash flow needs, support future management of acquired lands, or match a federal share.  The advances must be approved as part of the accomplishment plan.  Capital equipment expenditures for specific items in excess of $10,000 must be itemized in and approved as part of the accomplishment plan.

 

Subd. 9.  Mapping

 

 

 

 

 

Each direct recipient of money appropriated in this section, as well as each recipient of a grant awarded pursuant to this section, must provide geographic information to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council for mapping of any lands acquired in fee with


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funds appropriated in this section and open to public taking of fish and game.  The commissioner of natural resources shall include the lands acquired in fee with money appropriated in this section on maps showing public recreation opportunities.  Maps must include information on and acknowledgment of the outdoor heritage fund, including a notation of any restrictions.

 

Subd. 10.  RIM Buffers for Wildlife and Water Restorations

 

 

 

 

The following appropriations to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for the RIM buffers for wildlife and water program may be used for restoration of lands acquired by conservation easement with the appropriations:

 

(1) Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph (f);

 

(2) Laws 2014, chapter 256, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph (f);

 

(3) Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph (e);

 

(4) Laws 2012, chapter 264, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph (a); and

 

(5) Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 6, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph (c).

 

Subd. 11.  Carryforward of Appropriation

 

 

 

 

 

(a) The availability of the appropriation in Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), for Habitat Protection in Dakota County - Phase IV is extended to June 30, 2017.

 

(b) Paragraph (a) is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.056, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.  (a) The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council of 12 members is created in the legislative branch, consisting of:

 

(1) two public members appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration;

 

(2) two public members appointed by the speaker of the house;

 

(3) four public members appointed by the governor;

 

(4) two members of the senate appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration; and

 

(5) two members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house.


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(b) Members appointed under paragraph (a) must not be registered lobbyists.  In making appointments, the governor, senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration, and the speaker of the house shall consider geographic balance, gender, age, ethnicity, and varying interests including hunting and fishing.  The governor's appointments to the council are subject to the advice and consent of the senate.

 

(c) Public members appointed under paragraph (a) shall have practical experience or expertise or demonstrated knowledge in the science, policy, or practice of restoring, protecting, and enhancing wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife.

 

(d) Legislative members appointed under paragraph (a) shall include the chairs of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources finance or their designee, one member from the minority party of the senate, and one member from the minority party of the house of representatives.

 

(e) Public members serve four-year terms.  Appointed legislative members serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.  Public and legislative members continue to serve until their successors are appointed.  Public members shall be initially appointed according to the following schedule of terms:

 

(1) two public members appointed by the governor for a term ending the first Monday in January 2011;

 

(2) one public member appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration for a term ending the first Monday in January 2011;

 

(3) one public member appointed by the speaker of the house for a term ending the first Monday in January 2011;

 

(4) two public members appointed by the governor for a term ending the first Monday in January 2013;

 

(5) one public member appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration for a term ending the first Monday in January 2013; and

 

(6) one public member appointed by the speaker of the house for a term ending the first Monday in January 2013.

 

(f) Terms, compensation, and removal of public members are as provided in section 15.0575.  A vacancy on the council may be filled by the appointing authority for the remainder of the unexpired term.

 

(g) The first meeting of the council shall be convened by the chair of the Legislative Coordinating Commission no later than December 1, 2008.  Members shall elect a chair, vice-chair, secretary, and other officers as determined by the council.  The chair may convene meetings as necessary to conduct the duties prescribed by this section.

 

(h) Upon coordination with The Legislative Coordinating Commission, the council may appoint nonpartisan staff and contract with consultants as necessary to carry out support the functions of the council.  The council has final approval authority for the hiring of a candidate for executive director.  Up to one percent of the money appropriated from the fund may be used to pay for administrative expenses of the council and for compensation and expense reimbursement of council members.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.056, subdivision 10, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 10.  Restoration and enhancements evaluations.  The commissioner of natural resources and the Board of Water and Soil Resources may must convene a technical evaluation panel comprised of five members, including one technical representative from the Board of Water and Soil Resources, one technical representative from the


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Department of Natural Resources, one technical expert from the University of Minnesota or the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and two representatives with expertise in the project being evaluated.  The board and the commissioner may add a technical representative from a unit of federal or local government.  The members of the technical evaluation panel may not be associated with the restoration or enhancement, may vary depending upon the projects being reviewed, and shall avoid any potential conflicts of interest.  Each year, the board and the commissioner may assign a coordinator to identify a sample of up to ten habitat restoration or enhancement projects completed with outdoor heritage funding.  The coordinator shall secure the restoration plans for the projects specified and direct the technical evaluation panel to evaluate the restorations and enhancements relative to the law, current science, and the stated goals and standards in the restoration project plan and, when applicable, to the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation establishment and enhancement guidelines.  The coordinator shall summarize the findings of the panel and provide a report to the chair of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council and the chairs of the respective house of representatives and senate policy and finance committees with jurisdiction over natural resources and spending from the outdoor heritage fund.  The report shall determine if the restorations and enhancements are meeting planned goals, any problems with the implementation of restorations and enhancements, and, if necessary, recommendations on improving restorations and enhancements.  The report shall be focused on improving future restorations and enhancements.  At least one-tenth of one percent of forecasted receipts from the outdoor heritage fund must be used for restoration and enhancements evaluations under this section.

 

Sec. 5.  Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Prairies

 

40,948,000

 

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(a) DNR Wildlife Management Area and Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition - Phase VII

 

 

 

 

$4,570,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire land in fee for wildlife management purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, and to acquire land in fee for scientific and natural area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  A list of proposed land and permanent conservation easement acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

 

(b) Accelerating Wildlife Management Area Acquisition - Phase VII

 

 

 

 

 

$7,452,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire land in fee for wildlife management area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.


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(c) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project - Phase VI

 

 

 

 

 

$4,032,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with The Nature Conservancy to acquire native prairie, wetlands, and savanna and restore and enhance grasslands, wetlands, and savanna.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  Annual income statements and balance sheets for income and expenses from land acquired with this appropriation must be submitted to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council no later than 180 days following the close of The Nature Conservancy's fiscal year.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan and must be consistent with the priorities identified in the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.

 

(d) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition - Phase V VI

 

 

 

 

$3,430,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with The Nature Conservancy in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to acquire land in fee or permanent conservation easements within the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Habitat Preservation Area in western Minnesota for addition to the Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.  Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given to acquisition of lands that are eligible for the native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected native prairie.  A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan and must be consistent with the priorities in the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.

 

(e) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection - Phase IV

 

 

 

 

$3,740,000 in the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to implement the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan through the acquisition of permanent conservation easements to protect native prairie and grasslands.  Up to $165,000 is for establishing monitoring and enforcement funds as approved in the acc