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