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HF 3968

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 02/22/2024 04:37pm

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; requiring an open season for wolves; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2022, section 97B.645, subdivision 9.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 97B.645, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

Subd. 9.

Open season.

deleted text begin There shall be nodeleted text end new text begin (a) As authorized by the Tenth Amendment
to the United States Constitution, the commissioner must prescribe an annual
new text end open season
for wolves deleted text begin until afterdeleted text end new text begin irrespective of whether new text end the wolf is deleted text begin delisteddeleted text end new text begin listednew text end under the federal
Endangered Species Act of 1973. deleted text begin After that time, the commissioner may prescribe open
seasons and restrictions for taking wolves but must provide opportunity for public comment.
deleted text end new text begin
The season, restrictions, and any other requirements must be consistent with the goals
identified in the wolf management plan adopted under section 97B.646.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must annually consult with the commissioner of agriculture and
the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
before determining the season, restrictions, and other requirements of the open season
required under this section. The consultation must include a review of available data on
wolf depredation on livestock and pets and other incidents of human conflict.
new text end