1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 707, the second engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 2, line 3, before "This" insert "Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
1.3subdivision 24,"
1.4Page 10, after line 30, insert:
"(h) Forest Pest Response
1.6$500,000 the first year is to the commissioner
1.7of agriculture to identify, prevent, and, in
1.8consultation with the Forest Resources
1.9Council, protect Minnesota forests by rapidly
1.10and effectively responding to the threat or
1.11presence of plant pests, including emerald ash
1.12borer. The commissioner of agriculture may
1.13transfer all or part of this appropriation to the
1.14commissioner of natural resources and shall
1.15award grants to local units of government or
1.16other entities."
1.17Adjust amounts accordingly