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SF 1828

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:23am

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; establishing a lifetime spearing license and lifetime
angling and spearing license; adding spearing to the lifetime sporting license;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 97A.473, subdivisions 1, 5, by
adding subdivisions; 97A.4742, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97A.473, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Resident lifetime licenses authorized.

(a) The commissioner may
issue a lifetime angling license, new text begina lifetime spearing license, a lifetime angling and spearing
license,
new text enda lifetime small game hunting license, a lifetime firearm or archery deer hunting
license, or a lifetime sporting license to a person who is a resident of the state for at least
one year or who is under age 21 and the child of a person who is a resident of the state for
at least one year. The license fees paid for a lifetime license are nonrefundable.

(b) The commissioner may require the holder of a lifetime license issued under this
section to notify the department each year that the license is used, by:

(1) telephone or Internet notification, as specified by the commissioner;

(2) the purchase of stamps for the license; or

(3) registration and tag issuance, in the case of the resident lifetime deer license.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97A.473, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Lifetime spearing license; fee. new text end

new text begin (a) A resident lifetime spearing license
authorizes a person to take fish by spearing in the state. The license authorizes those
activities authorized by the annual resident spearing license.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fees for a resident lifetime spearing license are:
new text end

new text begin (1) age 3 and under, $258;
new text end

new text begin (2) age 4 to age 15, $320;
new text end

new text begin (3) age 16 to age 50, $372; and
new text end

new text begin (4) age 51 and over, $173.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97A.473, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2b. new text end

new text begin Lifetime angling and spearing license; fee. new text end

new text begin (a) A resident lifetime
angling and spearing license authorizes a person to take fish by angling or spearing in the
state. The license authorizes those activities authorized by the annual resident angling
and spearing licenses.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fees for a resident lifetime angling and spearing license are:
new text end

new text begin (1) age 3 and under, $485;
new text end

new text begin (2) age 4 to age 15, $620;
new text end

new text begin (3) age 16 to age 50, $755; and
new text end

new text begin (4) age 51 and over, $376.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97A.473, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Lifetime sporting license; fee.

(a) A resident lifetime sporting license
authorizes a person to take fish by anglingnew text begin or spearingnew text end and hunt and trap small game in the
state. The license authorizes those activities authorized by the annual resident angling,
resident small game hunting, and resident trapping licenses. The license does not include a
trout and salmon stamp validation, a turkey stamp validation, a walleye stamp validation,
or any other hunting stamps required by law.

(b) The fees for a resident lifetime sporting license are:

(1) age 3 and under, deleted text begin$357deleted text endnew text begin $615new text end;

(2) age 4 to age 15, deleted text begin$480deleted text endnew text begin $800new text end;

(3) age 16 to age 50, deleted text begin$613deleted text endnew text begin $985new text end; and

(4) age 51 and over, deleted text begin$413deleted text endnew text begin $586new text end.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97A.4742, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment; purpose.

The lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund
is established as a fund in the state treasury. All money received from the issuance of
lifetime angling, new text beginspearing, angling and spearing, new text endsmall game hunting, deer hunting,
and sporting licenses and earnings on the fund shall be credited to the lifetime fish and
wildlife trust fund.