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SF 1957

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/09/2017 08:23am

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; prohibiting first aid or CPR training requirements for
bear-hunting guides; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97B.431.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 97B.431, is amended to read:


97B.431 BEAR-HUNTING OUTFITTERS.

(a) A person may not place bait for bear, or guide hunters to take bear, for compensation
without a bear-hunting-outfitter license. A bear-hunting outfitter is not required to have a
license to take bear unless the outfitter is attempting to shoot a bear. The commissioner
shall adopt rules for qualifications for issuance and administration of the licenses.

(b) The commissioner shall establish a resident master bear-hunting-outfitter license
under which one person serves as the bear-hunting outfitter and one other person is eligible
to guide and bait bear. Additional persons may be added to the license and are eligible to
guide and bait bear under the license, provided the additional fee under section 97A.475,
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, is paid for each person added. The commissioner shall adopt rules for
qualifications for issuance and administration of the licenses.new text begin The commissioner must not
require a person to have certification or training in first aid or CPR to be eligible for a license
under this section.
new text end