as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/28/2019 03:00pm
A bill for an act
relating to game and fish; increasing deer license revenue dedicated to deer
management account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.075,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.075, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
(a) For purposes of this subdivision,
"deer license" means a license issued under section 97A.475, subdivisions 2, clauses (5),
(6), (7), (13), (14), and (15); 3, paragraph (a), clauses (2), (3), (4), (10), (11), and (12); and
8, paragraph (b), and licenses issued under section 97B.301, subdivision 4.
(b) new text beginnew text end$2
from each annual deer license deleted text beginand $2deleted text endnew text beginnew text end annually from the lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund, established in
section 97A.4742, for each license issued new text beginnew text endunder section
97A.473, subdivision 4deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text beginnew text end shall be credited to the deer management
account deleted text beginand is appropriated to the commissioner for deer habitat improvement or deer
management programsdeleted text end.
(c) $1 from each annual deer license and each bear license and $1 annually from the
lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund, established in section 97A.4742, for each license issued
under section 97A.473, subdivision 4, shall be credited to the deer and bear management
account and is appropriated to the commissioner for deer- and bear-management programs,
including a computerized licensing system.
(d) Fifty cents from each deer license is credited to the emergency deer feeding and wild
Cervidae health-management account and is appropriated for emergency deer feeding and
wild Cervidae health management. Money appropriated for emergency deer feeding and
wild Cervidae health management is available until expended.
When the unencumbered balance in the appropriation for emergency deer feeding and
wild Cervidae health management exceeds $2,500,000 at the end of a fiscal year, the
unencumbered balance in excess of $2,500,000 is canceled and available for deer- and
bear-management programs and computerized licensing.
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