Section 1 [Agricultural pesticide dealer pesticide invoice] allows agricultural pesticide dealers to get a hardship exemption on showing the actual state gross sales fee paid on the receipt.
Section 2 [Tree care provider registry] provides that only persons or businesses who hire persons to provide tree care must to register with the Department of Agriculture.
Section 3 [Phytosanitary or export certificate] allows the Department of Agriculture to charge the actual cost of issuing a phytosanitary or export certificate.
Section 4 [Plant treatment process inspection] allows the Department of Agriculture to provide inspection, sampling, and other certification services for plant treatment processes.
Section 5 [Misuse of a certificate or permit] prohibits the transfer of Department of Agriculture export certificates, permits, and official letters relating to certification to another person or location.
Section 6 [Nursery stock grower certificate] provides for a late fee equal to the fee charged when a person is found operating without a nursery stock grower certificate after April 1.
Section 7 [Nursery stock dealer certificate] provides for a late fee equal to the fee charged when a person is found operating without a nursery stock dealer certificate after April 1.
Section 8 [Storage of nursery stock] provides that balled and burlapped nursery stock must be kept in a moisture-holding material approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture.
Section 9 [Labeling nursery stock] requires nursery stock collected in the wild to be labeled “collected from the wild.”
Section 10 [Vegetable seed labeling] provides for the option of labeling vegetable seed containers of any size with the number of seeds.
Section 11 [Flower seed labeling] provides for the option of labeling flower seed containers of any size with the number of seeds.
Section 12 [Biobutanol definitions] defines “biobutanol” and “biobutanol facility” for the purpose of the agricultural growth, research, and innovation (AGRI) program.
Section 13 [Technical] provides for setting fees for “examinations” instead of “inspections.”
Section 14 [Public grain warehouse bond requirements] provides statutory bond amounts for public grain warehouses based on the annual average storage liability.
Section 15 [Delivery of grain] eliminates the process where the Department of Agriculture could be used to examine grain samples for disputes between grain buyers and sellers over the grade or dockage of grain.
Section 16 [Technical] provides for required “examinations” of public grain warehouses instead of “audits.”
Section 17 [Financial reports] provides that grain buyers only need to provide copies of financial reports to the Department of Agriculture upon request.
Section 18 [Statement of grain in storage] requires grain bank operators to file annual reports on net liability of grain to the Department of Agriculture by February 15 each year.
Section 19 [Grain bank bond requirements] provides statutory bond amounts for grain banks based on the annual average storage liability.
Sections 20 to 21 [Firewood labeling] expand harvest location labeling requirements to all firewood sold.
Section 22 [Repealer]
Paragraph (a) repeals Minnesota Statutes, sections:
17B.01 to 17B.29 – State grain inspection; and
232.24, subdivision 3 – grain inspection from grain warehouses.
Paragraph (b) repeals provisions in Minnesota rules that are codified in statute in this bill. The paragraph repeals Minnesota Rules, parts:
1505. 0780 – wild nursery stock;
1505.0810 – Balled and burlapped nursery stock;
1562.0100, subparts 3 to 25 – grain buyers definitions;
1562.0200 –grain buyers licensing;
1562.0700 – subparts 1b and 3 – grain buyers bond specifications;
1562.0900 – statement of grain in storage; and
1562.1300 – scale ticket.