as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to natural resources; modifying restriction 1.3 on operating off-highway vehicles in wetlands; 1.4 amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 1.5 84.773. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 1.8 84.773, is amended to read: 1.9 84.773 [RESTRICTIONS ON OPERATION.] 1.10 (a) A person may not intentionally operate an off-highway 1.11 vehicle: 1.12 (1) on a trail on public land that is designated for 1.13 nonmotorized use only; 1.14 (2) on restricted areas within public lands that are posted 1.15 or where gates or other clearly visible structures are placed to 1.16 prevent unauthorized motorized vehicle access; or 1.17 (3) except as specifically authorized by law or rule 1.18 adopted by the commissioner
, in: in type 3, 4, 5, and 8 1.19 wetlands located on public lands or on unfrozen public waters, 1.20 as defined in section 103G.005; in a state park; in a scientific 1.21 and natural area; or in a wildlife management area. 1.22 (b) A person licensed to hunt may operate an off-highway 1.23 vehicle in a type 3, 4, 5, or 8 wetland located on public lands 1.24 during the hunting season for which the person is licensed to 1.25 access a hunting location and to retrieve and transport game. 2.1 Operation under this paragraph is limited to the most direct 2.2 route available to access the hunting or retrieval location.