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HF 3373

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/05/2018 03:12pm

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; imposing moratorium on muskellunge stocking in waters
in Otter Tail County.

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

Section 1. new text beginMORATORIUM ON STOCKING MUSKELLUNGE IN WATERS OF
OTTER TAIL COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Moratorium. new text end

new text begin Until August 1, 2023, the commissioner of natural resources
must not stock muskellunge in waters wholly located in Otter Tail County.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Stakeholder group. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources must convene a
stakeholder group to examine the effect of muskellunge on the environment, waters, and
native fish of Otter Tail County. The stakeholder group must examine existing scientific
research and determine whether additional research is necessary. If the stakeholder group
determines that muskellunge do not pose a threat to the environment, waters, or native fish
of Otter Tail County, the group may recommend that the legislature repeal or adjust the
moratorium imposed under subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the Otter Tail County Board
of Commissioners and its chief clerical officer timely complete their compliance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end