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SF 365

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/10/2015 09:16am

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; exempting veterans from firearms safety certificate
requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.020; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.015, subdivision 5a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.020, is amended to read:


97B.020 FIREARMS SAFETY CERTIFICATE REQUIRED.

(a) Except as provided in this section and section 97A.451, subdivisions 3 and 3b, a
person born after December 31, 1979, may not obtain an annual license to take wild
animals by firearms unless the person has:

(1) a firearms safety certificate or equivalent certificate;

(2) a driver's license or identification card with a valid firearms safety qualification
indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 13;

(3) a previous hunting license with a valid firearms safety qualification indicator;

(4) an apprentice hunter validation issued under section 97B.022; or

(5) other evidence indicating that the person has completed in this state or in another
state a hunter safety course recognized by the department under a reciprocity agreement or
certified by the department as substantially similar.

(b) A person who deleted text beginis on active duty anddeleted text end has successfully completed basic training
in the United States armed forces, reserve component, or National Guard may obtain a
hunting license or approval authorizing hunting regardless of whether the person is issued
a firearms safety certificate.new text begin The commissioner may require written proof of the person's
military training, as deemed appropriate for implementing this paragraph.
new text end

(c) A person born after December 31, 1979, may not use a lifetime license to take
wild animals by firearms, unless the person meets the requirements for obtaining an annual
license under paragraph (a) or (b).

Sec. 2. new text begin REPEALER.
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new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.015, subdivision 5a, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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