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SF 23

as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to game and fish; prohibiting the sale and 
  1.3             use of lead sinkers; proposing coding for new law in 
  1.4             Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97C. 
  1.5   BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
  1.6      Section 1.  [97C.316] [LEAD SINKERS; USE AND SALE 
  1.7   PROHIBITED.] 
  1.8      An angler may not use a lead sinker to take fish on any 
  1.9   waters lying wholly within the state or any portion of boundary 
  1.10  waters within the jurisdiction of the state.  A person may not 
  1.11  sell or offer to sell a lead sinker in the state.  For purposes 
  1.12  of this section, "lead sinker" means a device that: 
  1.13     (1) contains lead; 
  1.14     (2) weighs one ounce or less; 
  1.15     (3) is designed to be attached to a fishing line; and 
  1.16     (4) is intended to sink the fishing line.