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HF 3611

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/31/2016 05:17pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 03/24/2016

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A bill for an act
relating to military veterans; authorizing angling and hunting licenses to be
issued without a fee to certain disabled veterans; amending Minnesota Statutes
2014, section 97A.441, subdivisions 5, 6, 6a, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.441, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Angling; disabled veterans.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end new text beginUpon being furnished satisfactory
evidence as described in subdivision 6b,
new text enda person authorized to issue licenses must issue,
without a fee, a permanent license to take fish by angling to a resident who is a veteran,
as defined in section 197.447, deleted text beginand that has a 100 percent service connected disability as
defined by the United States Veterans Administration upon being furnished satisfactory
evidence
deleted text endnew text begin who has received a service-connected disability compensation rating of 50
percent or more as adjudicated by the United States Veterans Administration, or by the
retirement board of one of the several branches of the armed forces
new text end.

deleted text begin (b) A driver's license or Minnesota identification card bearing the designation under
section 171.07, subdivision 15, paragraph (a), clause (2), serves as satisfactory evidence to
obtain a license under this subdivision at all agent locations.
deleted text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.441, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Taking deer; disabled veterans.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end new text beginUpon being furnished satisfactory
evidence as described in subdivision 6b,
new text enda person authorized to issue licenses must issue,
without a fee, deleted text begina licensedeleted text endnew text begin licensesnew text end to take deer with firearms deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin andnew text end by archery to a resident
that is a veteran, as defined in section 197.447, deleted text beginand that has a 100 percent service connected
disability as defined by the United States Veterans Administration upon being furnished
satisfactory evidence
deleted text endnew text begin who has received a service-connected disability compensation rating
of 50 percent or more as adjudicated by the United States Veterans Administration, or by
the retirement board of one of the several branches of the armed forces
new text end.

deleted text begin (b) The commissioner, upon request, must issue a permanent card documenting
satisfactory evidence of 100 percent permanently disabled status.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) The following serve as satisfactory evidence to obtain a license under this
subdivision at all agent locations:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) a card issued under paragraph (b); or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) a driver's license or Minnesota identification card bearing the designation under
section 171.07, subdivision 15, paragraph (a), clause (2).
deleted text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.441, subdivision 6a, is amended to read:


Subd. 6a.

Taking small game; disabled veterans.

(a) new text beginUpon being furnished
satisfactory evidence as described in subdivision 6b,
new text enda person authorized to issue licenses
must issue, without a fee, a license to take small game to a resident who is a veteran, as
defined in section 197.447, deleted text beginand who has a 100 percent service connected disability as
defined by the United States Veterans Administration upon being furnished satisfactory
evidence
deleted text endnew text begin who has received a service-connected disability compensation rating of 50
percent or more as adjudicated by the United States Veterans Administration, or by the
retirement board of one of the several branches of the armed forces
new text end.

deleted text begin (b) The commissioner, upon request, must issue a permanent card documenting
satisfactory evidence of 100 percent permanently disabled status.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) The following serve as satisfactory evidence to obtain a license under this
subdivision at all agent locations:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) a card issued under paragraph (b); or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) a driver's license or Minnesota identification card bearing the designation under
section 171.07, subdivision 15, paragraph (a), clause (2).
deleted text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97A.441, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6b. new text end

new text begin Satisfactory evidence; disabled veteran. new text end

new text begin (a) A veteran who has a
service-connected disability compensation rating of 50 percent or more may obtain from
the commissioner a permanent card that serves as satisfactory evidence to obtain a license
under subdivision 5, 6, or 6a at all agent locations. In order to receive a permanent card, a
veteran must:
new text end

new text begin (1) request from the commissioner of veterans affairs documentation verifying the
veteran's disability compensation rating; and
new text end

new text begin (2) provide a copy of the documentation issued by the commissioner of veterans
affairs verifying the veteran's disability compensation rating to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin When a veteran satisfies the requirements of this paragraph, the commissioner shall issue
the permanent card to the veteran.
new text end

new text begin (b) A driver's license or Minnesota identification card bearing the designation under
section 171.07, subdivision 15, paragraph (a), clause (2), serves as satisfactory evidence to
obtain a license under subdivision 5, 6, or 6a at all agent locations.
new text end