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HF 2348

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:03am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; requiring a state trail pass; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 84.0835, subdivision 3; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 85.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 84.0835, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Citation authority.

Employees designated by the commissioner under
subdivision 1 may issue citations, as specifically authorized under this subdivision, for
violations of:

(1) sections new text begin85.0175 (state trail pass), new text end85.052, subdivision 3 (payment of camping
fees in state parks), 85.45, subdivision 1 (cross-country ski pass), and 85.46 (horse trail
pass);

(2) rules relating to hours and days of operation, restricted areas, noise, fireworks,
environmental protection, fires and refuse, pets, picnicking, camping and dispersed
camping, nonmotorized uses, construction of unauthorized permanent trails, mooring of
boats, fish cleaning, swimming, storage and abandonment of personal property, structures
and stands, animal trespass, state park individual and group motor vehicle permits,
licensed motor vehicles, designated roads, and snowmobile operation off trails;

(3) rules relating to off-highway vehicle registration, display of registration numbers,
required equipment, operation restrictions, off-trail use for hunting and trapping, and
operation in lakes, rivers, and streams;

(4) rules relating to off-highway vehicle and snowmobile operation causing damage
or in closed areas within the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest;

(5) rules relating to parking, snow removal, and damage on state forest roads; and

(6) rules relating to controlled hunting zones on major wildlife management units.

Sec. 2.

new text begin [85.0175] STATE TRAIL PASS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) "bicycle" has the meaning given in section 169.01; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "skating" means using roller skates or in-line skates.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Pass in possession. new text end

new text begin While riding a bicycle or skating on state trails, a
person 16 years of age or over shall carry in immediate possession a valid state trail pass.
The pass must be available for inspection by a peace officer, a conservation officer, or an
employee designated under section 84.0835.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin License agents. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources may appoint
agents to issue and sell trail passes. The commissioner may revoke the appointment
of an agent at any time.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may adopt additional rules as provided in section 97A.485,
subdivision 11. An agent shall observe all rules adopted by the commissioner for the
accounting and handling of passes according to section 97A.485, subdivision 11.
new text end

new text begin (c) An agent must promptly deposit and remit all money received from the sale of
passes, except issuing fees, to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Issuance. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources and agents shall issue
and sell state trail passes. The pass shall include the applicant's signature and other
information deemed necessary by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Pass fees. new text end

new text begin (a) The fee for an annual state trail pass is $20 for an individual
16 years of age and over. The fee shall be collected at the time the pass is purchased.
Annual passes are valid for one year beginning January 1 and ending December 31.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fee for a daily state trail pass is $4 for an individual 16 years of age and over.
The fee shall be collected at the time the pass is purchased. The daily pass is valid only
for the date designated on the pass form.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Issuing fee. new text end

new text begin In addition to the fee for a state trail pass, an issuing fee of
$1 per pass shall be charged. The issuing fee shall be retained by the seller of the pass.
Issuing fees for passes sold by the commissioner of natural resources shall be deposited in
the state treasury and credited to the state trails account in the natural resources fund and
are appropriated to the commissioner for the operation of the electronic licensing system.
A pass shall indicate the amount of the fee that is retained by the seller.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Disposition of receipts. new text end

new text begin Fees collected under this section, except for the
issuing fee, shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the state trails account
in the natural resources fund. Except for the electronic licensing system commission
established by the commissioner under section 84.027, subdivision 15, the fees are
appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for maintenance and repair of
state trail surfaces and state trail bridges.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Duplicate passes. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources and agents
shall issue a duplicate pass to a person whose pass is lost or destroyed using the process
established under section 97A.405, subdivision 3, and rules adopted thereunder. The fee
for a duplicate state trail pass is $2, with an issuing fee of 50 cents.
new text end