.................... moves to amend H. F. No. 4075 as follows:
Page 1, after line 22, insert:
"Sec. 2. [35.087] FENCING IN CONTROL ZONE.
1.4 The board may provide financial assistance to a person who fences a cattle feeding
1.5area within a bovine tuberculosis control zone. The board shall develop eligibility criteria.
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 97A.028, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
Subd. 3. Emergency deterrent materials assistance.
(a) For the purposes of this
subdivision, "cooperative damage management agreement" means an agreement between
a landowner or tenant and the commissioner that establishes a program for addressing the
problem of destruction of the landowner's or tenant's specialty crops or stored forage crops
by wild animals, or destruction of agricultural crops by flightless Canada geese.
(b) A landowner or tenant may apply to the commissioner for emergency deterrent
materials assistance in controlling destruction of the landowner's or tenant's specialty
crops or stored forage crops by wild animals, or destruction of agricultural crops by
flightless Canada geese. Subject to the availability of money appropriated for this purpose,
the commissioner shall provide suitable deterrent materials when the commissioner
(1) immediate action is necessary to prevent significant damage from continuing
or to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis
(2) a cooperative damage management agreement cannot be implemented
(c) A person may receive emergency deterrent materials assistance under this
subdivision more than once, but the cumulative total value of deterrent materials provided
to a person, or for use on a parcel, may not exceed $3,000 for specialty crops,
1.25 measures to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis within a five-mile radius of a cattle
1.26 herd that is infected with bovine tuberculosis as determined by the Board of Animal
$750 for protecting stored forage crops, or $500 for agricultural crops damaged by
flightless Canada geese. If a person is a co-owner or cotenant with respect to the specialty
crops for which the deterrent materials are provided, the deterrent materials are deemed to
be "provided" to the person for the purposes of this paragraph.
(d) As a condition of receiving emergency deterrent materials assistance under this
subdivision, a landowner or tenant shall enter into a cooperative damage management
agreement with the commissioner. Deterrent materials provided by the commissioner may
include repellents, fencing materials, or other materials recommended in the agreement
to alleviate the damage problem. If requested by a landowner or tenant, any fencing
materials provided must be capable of providing long-term protection of specialty crops.
A landowner or tenant who receives emergency deterrent materials assistance under
this subdivision shall comply with the terms of the cooperative damage management
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly