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HF 2775

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 10:13am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to game and fish; providing an exception from certain apprentice-hunter
validation restrictions for persons with certain disabilities; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2016, section 97B.022, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97B.022, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Apprentice-hunter-validation requirements.

(a) A resident or nonresident
born after December 31, 1979, who is age 12 or over and who does not possess a hunter
education firearms safety certificate may be issued an apprentice-hunter validation. new text beginExcept
as provided under subdivision 3,
new text endan apprentice-hunter validation may be purchased two
license years in a lifetime and used to obtain hunting licenses during the same license year
that the validation is purchased.

(b) An individual in possession of an apprentice-hunter validation may hunt small game,
deer, and bear only when accompanied by an adult who has a valid license to hunt the same
species of game in Minnesota and whose license was not obtained using an apprentice-hunter
validation.

(c) When an individual in possession of an apprentice-hunter validation is hunting turkey
or prairie chicken under paragraph (b), the accompanying adult may be licensed for another
permit area or time period but must be licensed for the same season as the apprentice hunter.
If the accompanying adult is not licensed for the same permit area or time period as the
apprentice hunter, the accompanying adult may not shoot or possess a firearm or bow while
accompanying the apprentice hunter under this paragraph.

(d) An apprentice-hunter-validation holder must obtain all required licenses and stamps.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97B.022, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Persons with developmental disabilities. new text end

new text begin A person diagnosed with a
developmental disability or a related condition as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 9525.0016,
subpart 2, items A to E, may purchase and be issued an apprentice-hunter validation for
more than two license years if the remaining requirements under subdivision 2 are met.
new text end