.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 3438, the first committee engrossment,
Page 5, after line 16, insert:
"Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 18G.07, is amended to read:
1.518G.07 TREE CARE AND TREE TRIMMING COMPANY
Subdivision 1. Creation of registry.
The commissioner shall maintain a list of all
persons and companies that provide tree care or tree trimming services in Minnesota.
All tree care providers, tree trimmers, and persons who remove trees, limbs, branches,
brush, or shrubs for hire must
provide the following information to be registered by
1.12 Subd. 1a. Registration. (a) Tree care or tree trimming companies must register
1.13annually by providing the following to the commissioner:
(1) accurate and up-to-date business name, address, and telephone number;
(2) a complete list of all Minnesota counties in which they work; and
a complete list of persons in the business who are certified by the International
1.17 Society of Arborists a nonrefundable fee of $25 for initial application or renewing basic
1.19(b) Registration expires December 31, must be renewed annually, and the fee
1.20remitted by January 31 of the year for which it is issued. In addition, a penalty of ten
1.21percent of the fee due must be charged for each month, or portion of a month, that the fee
1.22is delinquent up to a maximum of 30 percent for any application for renewal postmarked
1.23after December 31.
Subd. 2. Information dissemination.
The commissioner shall provide registered
tree care companies with information and data regarding any existing or potential
regulated forest pest infestations within the state.
2.1 Subd. 3. Violation. It is unlawful for a person to provide tree care or tree trimming
2.2services in Minnesota for hire without being registered with the commissioner.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly