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New laws effective July 1


The following is a list of select new laws passed during the 2023 legislative session that take effect July 1. Summaries of laws passed by the 2023 Legislature are available online from nonpartisan House Public Information Services at http://www.house.mn.gov/newlaws/#/search/2023.

Agriculture

Protection for grain

sellers, money for

broadband among key provisions in new law

Additional support for emerging farmers, meaningful protection for grain sellers and additional money to expand access to broadband are among the provisions of a new law that provides funding for the Department of Agriculture.

The legislation creates a grain indemnity fund to compensate farmers should an elevator go bankrupt and appropriates $10 million to get the fund off the ground. It also repeals statutes requiring surety bonds for licensed grain purchasers. A major policy provision aims to reduce the presence of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the environment. Beginning January 1, 2032, the commissioner may not register a pesticide product that contains intentionally added PFAS unless it is determined to be an unavoidable use.

Business and Commerce

Some adult-use cannabis provisions taking effect

Minnesota is the 23rd state to enact legislation legalizing adult-use recreational cannabis. . .



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