as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
A bill for an act
relating to game and fish; modifying certain issuing
fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
97A.485, subdivision 6.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 97A.485,
subdivision 6, is amended to read:
Persons authorized to sell licenses under this section must
issue the following licenses for the license fee and the
following issuing fees:
(1) to take deer or bear with firearms and by archery, the
issuing fee is $1;
(2) Minnesota sporting, the issuing fee is $1; and
(3) to take small game, to take fish by angling or by
spearing, and to trap fur-bearing animals, the issuing fee is
(4) for a trout and salmon stamp that is not issued
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(5) for stamps other than a trout and salmon stamp, deleted text beginand for
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(b) An issuing fee may not be collected for issuance of a
trout and salmon stamp if a stamp validation is issued
simultaneously with the related angling or sporting license.
Only one issuing fee may be collected when selling more than one
trout and salmon stamp in the same transaction after the end of
the season for which the stamp was issued.
(c) The agent shall keep the issuing fee as a commission
for selling the licenses.
(d) The commissioner shall collect the issuing fee on
licenses sold by the commissioner.
(e) A license, except stamps, must state the amount of the
issuing fee and that the issuing fee is kept by the seller as a
commission for selling the licenses.
(f) For duplicate licenses, new text beginnew text endthe issuing fees are:
(1) for licenses to take big game, 75 cents; and
(2) for other licenses, 50 cents.
(g) The commissioner may issue one-day angling licenses in
books of ten licenses each to fishing guides operating charter
boats upon receipt of payment of all license fees, excluding the
issuing fee required under this section. Copies of sold and
unsold licenses shall be returned to the commissioner. The
commissioner shall refund the charter boat captain for the
license fees of all unsold licenses. Copies of sold licenses
shall be maintained by the commissioner for one year.