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SF 83

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/08/2013 08:46am

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; allowing scopes on muzzleloaders; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97B.031, subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97B.031, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Scopesdeleted text begin; visually impaired huntersdeleted text endnew text begin on muzzleloadersnew text end.

deleted text begin(a)
Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the commissioner may issue a special
permit, without a fee, to
deleted text endnew text begin A person maynew text end use a muzzleloader with a scope to take deer
during the muzzleloader season deleted text beginto a person who obtains the required licenses and who has
a visual impairment. The scope may not have magnification capabilities
deleted text end.

deleted text begin (b) The visual impairment must be to the extent that the applicant is unable
to identify targets and the rifle sights at the same time without a scope. The visual
impairment and specific conditions must be established by medical evidence verified in
writing by (1) a licensed physician or a certified nurse practitioner or certified physician
assistant acting under the direction of a licensed physician; (2) a licensed ophthalmologist;
or (3) a licensed optometrist. The commissioner may request additional information from
the physician if needed to verify the applicant's eligibility for the permit.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) A permit issued under this subdivision may be valid for up to five years, based
on the permanence of the visual impairment as determined by the licensed physician,
ophthalmologist, or optometrist.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) The permit must be in the immediate possession of the permittee when hunting
under the special permit.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) The commissioner may deny, modify, suspend, or revoke a permit issued under
this subdivision for cause, including a violation of the game and fish laws or rules.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f) A person who knowingly makes a false application or assists another in making
a false application for a permit under this subdivision is guilty of a misdemeanor. A
physician, certified nurse practitioner, certified physician assistant, ophthalmologist, or
optometrist who fraudulently certifies to the commissioner that a person is visually
impaired as described in this subdivision is guilty of a misdemeanor.
deleted text end