The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) regulates pesticide use in Minnesota. MDA controls pesticide use in part by issuing licenses and imposing enforcement remedies for noncompliance. License restrictions may be imposed for violating Minnesota laws, or for a serious offense that occurred in another state (which is reasonably related to the requirement qualifications or duties of Minnesota laws), or for a violation of Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the federal pesticide law. The remedies included suspension, revocation or denial of a license among others.
License applicants must answer the following question truthfully:
“Has applicant for license/certification ever had a license or certification denied, revoked or suspended by another state?”
MDA will examine each applicant’s compliance history before a license is issued. If an applicant has had a registration, permit, license or certification denied, revoked, or suspended, MDA will review the circumstances involved and make a determination whether or not to license that person in Minnesota.
Person interested in the specific statutory language should see Minnesota Statutes 18D.305 Subd. 2.