Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 2490

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/30/2012 06:03pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13
1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14
2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11
3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31
3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3
4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8
4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33
5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13
5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24
5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4
6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15
6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25
6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 7.1 7.2 7.3
7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14
7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26
7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4
8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1
9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32
9.33 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6
10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21
10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9
11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28
11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 12.1 12.2 12.3
12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9
12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15
12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20
12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24
12.25 12.26 12.27
12.28 12.29 12.30 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7
13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27
13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4
14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15
14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24
14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4
15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9
15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13
15.14 15.15 15.16
15.17 15.18

A bill for an act
relating to game and fish; modifying license requirements and fees to take wild
animals; creating walk-in access program; providing for disposition of certain
receipts; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections
97A.411, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 97A.435, subdivision 2;
97A.451, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 97A.473, subdivisions
2, 2b, 3, 4, 5; 97A.474, subdivision 2; 97A.475, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11,
12, 20, 43, 44, 45; 97A.485, subdivision 7; 97B.020; 97B.715, subdivision 1;
97B.801; 97C.305, subdivisions 1, 2; Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement,
sections 97A.075, subdivision 1; 97A.475, subdivision 7; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010,
sections 97A.451, subdivisions 3a, 7; 97C.303.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 97A.075, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Deer, bear, and lifetime licenses.

(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)deleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;new text end 3, new text beginparagraph (a), new text endclauses (2), (3), (4),
(10), (11), and (12)deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin; and 8, paragraph (b),new text end and licenses issued under section 97B.301,
subdivision 4
.

(b) $2 from each annual deer license and $2 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 management account and
is appropriated to the commissioner for deer habitat improvement or deer management
programs.

(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. The commissioner must
inform the legislative chairs of the natural resources finance committees every two years
on how the money for emergency deer feeding and wild cervidae health management
has been spent.

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.

Sec. 2.

new text begin [97A.126] WALK-IN ACCESS PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin A walk-in access program is established to provide
public access to wildlife habitat on private land for hunting, excluding trapping, as
provided under this section. The commissioner may enter into agreements with other units
of government and landowners to provide private land hunting access.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Use of enrolled lands. new text end

new text begin (a) From September 1 to May 31, a person must
have a walk-in access hunter validation in possession to hunt on private lands, including
agricultural lands, that are posted as being enrolled in the walk-in access program.
new text end

new text begin (b) Hunting on private lands that are posted as enrolled in the walk-in access
program is allowed from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
new text end

new text begin (c) Hunter access on private lands that are posted as enrolled in the walk-in access
program is restricted to nonmotorized use, except by hunters with disabilities operating
motor vehicles on established trails or field roads who possess a valid permit to shoot from
a stationary vehicle under section 97B.055, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (d) The general provisions for use of wildlife management areas adopted under
sections 86A.06 and 97A.137, relating to overnight use, alcoholic beverages, use of
motorboats, firearms and target shooting, hunting stands, abandonment of trash and
property, destruction or removal of property, introduction of plants or animals, and animal
trespass, apply to hunters on lands enrolled in the walk-in access program.
new text end

new text begin (e) Any use of enrolled lands other than hunting according to this section is
prohibited, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) harvesting bait, including minnows, leeches, and other live bait;
new text end

new text begin (2) training dogs or using dogs for activities other than hunting; and
new text end

new text begin (3) constructing or maintaining any building, dock, fence, billboard, sign, hunting
blind, or other structure, unless constructed or maintained by the landowner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Walk-in access hunter validation; fee; appropriation. new text end

new text begin The fee for
a walk-in access hunter validation for residents 18 and older and nonresidents is $15.
The fee for residents age 16 and 17 is $7.50. Residents under age 16 must obtain a
free validation. The walk-in access hunter validation is valid for one license year. An
additional commission may not be assessed on validations issued under this subdivision.
Revenue collected under this section is appropriated to the commissioner for the walk-in
access program.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.411, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

License period.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b), (d), deleted text beginanddeleted text end
(e), new text beginand (f), new text enda license is valid during the lawful time within the license year that the
licensed activity may be performed. Except as provided in deleted text beginparagraphdeleted text endnew text begin paragraphsnew text end (c)new text begin and
(f)
new text end, a license year begins on the first day of March and ends on the last day of February.

(b) A new text beginshort-term new text endlicense issued under section 97A.475deleted text begin, subdivision 6, clause (5),
97A.475, subdivision 7, clause (2), (3), (5), or (6), or 97A.475, subdivision 12, clause (2),
deleted text endnew text beginthat is limited by the number of days or hours under section 97A.475, new text endis valid for the full
license period even if this period extends into the next license year, provided that the
license period selected by the licensee begins at the time of issuance.

(c) The license year for deleted text beginresident fishing, the angling portion of a sporting license,
nonresident fishing,
deleted text end resident fish house, resident dark house, and nonresident fish house
begins on March 1 and ends on April 30 of the following year.

(d) A lifetime license issued under section 97A.473 or 97A.474 is valid during the
lawful time within the license year that the licensed activity may be performed for the
lifetime of the licensee.

(e) A three-year fish house or dark house license is valid during the license year that
it is purchased and the two succeeding license years.

new text begin (f) A three-year individual angling license is valid during the license year in which it
is purchased and the two succeeding license years.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.411, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Validity of license when age or residency status changes. new text end

new text begin A license to
take wild animals that was lawfully obtained continues to be valid for the balance of the
license period if the licensee's age, residency, or student qualification status changes.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.435, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligibility.

Persons eligible for a turkey license shall be determined by
this section and commissioner's rule. deleted text beginA person is eligible for a turkey license only if the
person is at least age 16 before the season opens, possesses a firearms safety certificate, or,
if under age 12, is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
deleted text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.451, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Residents under age 16; small game.

(a) A resident under age 16 deleted text beginmustdeleted text endnew text begin
may not
new text end obtain a small game license deleted text beginin order todeleted text endnew text begin but maynew text end take small game by firearms or
bow and arrow without deleted text beginpaying the applicable fees under section 97A.475, subdivisions 2,
4, and 5,
deleted text endnew text begin a licensenew text end if the resident is:

(1) age 14 or 15 and possesses a firearms safety certificate;

(2) age 13, possesses a firearms safety certificate, and is accompanied by a parent or
guardian;

(3) age 13, 14, or 15, possesses an apprentice hunter validation, and is accompanied
by a parent or guardian who possesses a small game license that was not obtained using an
apprentice hunter validation; or

(4) age 12 or under and is accompanied by a parent or guardian.

(b) A resident under age 16 may take small game by trapping without a small game
license, but a resident 13 years of age or older must have a trapping license. A resident
under age 13 may trap without a trapping license, but may not register fisher, otter,
bobcat, or pine marten unless the resident is at least age five. Any fisher, otter, bobcat,
or pine marten taken by a resident under age five must be included in the limit of the
accompanying parent or guardian.

(c) A resident under age deleted text begin12 may apply for a turkey licensedeleted text endnew text begin 13 must obtain a free
turkey license to take turkey
new text end and may take a turkey without a firearms safety certificate
if the resident is accompanied by an adult parent or guardian who has a firearms safety
certificate.

(d) A resident under age deleted text begin12deleted text endnew text begin 13new text end may apply for a prairie chicken license and may take
a prairie chicken without a firearms safety certificate if the resident is accompanied by an
adult parent or guardian who has a firearms safety certificate.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.451, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3b. new text end

new text begin Nonresidents under age 18; small game. new text end

new text begin (a) A nonresident age 16 or
over and under age 18 may take small game by firearms or archery and may obtain a small
game license at the resident youth fee under section 97A.475, subdivision 2, clause (17),
if the nonresident possesses a firearms safety certificate.
new text end

new text begin (b) A nonresident under age 16 may take small game by firearms or archery and may
obtain a small game license without paying the applicable fees under section 97A.475,
subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, if the nonresident is:
new text end

new text begin (1) age 14 or 15 and possesses a firearms safety certificate;
new text end

new text begin (2) age 13, possesses a firearms safety certificate, and is accompanied by a parent
or guardian; or
new text end

new text begin (3) age 12 or under and is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.451, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Persons under age deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text begin 13new text end; big game.

deleted text begin (a) A person age 12, 13, 14, or 15
may not obtain a license to take big game unless the person possesses a firearms safety
certificate. A person age 12 or 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to hunt
big game.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end A person age deleted text begin10 or 11deleted text endnew text begin ten or over and under age 13new text end may take big gamenew text begin,new text end provided
the person is under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian where the parent or
guardian is within immediate reach. deleted text beginUntil March 1, 2009, a person age 10 or 11 may take
big game under a parent or guardian's license. Beginning March 1, 2009,
deleted text end A person age deleted text begin10
or 11
deleted text endnew text begin ten or over and under age 13new text end must obtain a license deleted text beginin orderdeleted text end to take big game and may
obtain the license without paying the fee required under section 97A.475, subdivision 2.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.451, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

deleted text beginNonresidents under age 16deleted text endnew text begin Nonresident youth; anglingnew text end.

(a) A
nonresident under deleted text beginthedeleted text end age deleted text beginofdeleted text end 16 maynew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end take fish by angling without a license if a parent or guardian has a fishing license.
Fish taken by a nonresident under deleted text beginthedeleted text end age deleted text beginofdeleted text end 16 without a license must be included in the
limit of the parent or guardiandeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (b) A nonresident under age 16 maydeleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end purchase a new text beginyouth new text endfishing license deleted text beginat the
resident fee
deleted text endnew text begin under section 97A.475, subdivision 7, paragraph (a), clause (8), and possess a
limit of fish;
new text end or

new text begin (3)new text end be included under a nonresident family new text beginangling new text endlicensedeleted text begin, take fish by angling,deleted text end
and possess a limit of fish.

new text begin (b) A nonresident age 16 or over and under age 18 must purchase a youth license to
angle under section 97A.475, subdivision 7, paragraph (a), clause (8).
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.473, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Lifetime angling license; fee.

(a) A resident lifetime angling license
authorizes a person to take fish by angling in the state. The license authorizes those
activities authorized by the annual resident angling license. The license does not include a
trout and salmon stamp validation, a walleye stamp validation, or other stamps required
by law.

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

(1) age 3 and under, deleted text begin$227deleted text endnew text begin $304new text end;

(2) age 4 to age 15, deleted text begin$300deleted text endnew text begin $415new text end;

(3) age 16 to age 50, deleted text begin$383deleted text endnew text begin $508new text end; and

(4) age 51 and over, deleted text begin$203deleted text endnew text begin $335new text end.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.473, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Lifetime angling and spearing license; fee.

(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.

(b) The fees for a resident lifetime angling and spearing license are:

(1) age 3 and under, deleted text begin$485deleted text endnew text begin $380new text end;

(2) age 4 to age 15, deleted text begin$620deleted text endnew text begin $509new text end;

(3) age 16 to age 50, deleted text begin$755deleted text endnew text begin $617new text end; and

(4) age 51 and over, deleted text begin$376deleted text endnew text begin $386new text end.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.473, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Lifetime small game hunting license; fee.

(a) A resident lifetime small
game hunting license authorizes a person to hunt and trap small game in the state. The
license authorizes those hunting and trapping activities authorized by the annual resident
small game hunting and trapping licenses. The license does not include a turkey stamp
validation or any other hunting stamps required by law.

(b) The fees for a resident lifetime small game hunting license are:

(1) age 3 and under, deleted text begin$217deleted text endnew text begin $223new text end;

(2) age 4 to age 15, deleted text begin$290deleted text endnew text begin $301new text end;

(3) age 16 to age 50, deleted text begin$363deleted text endnew text begin $430new text end; and

(4) age 51 and over, deleted text begin$213deleted text endnew text begin $274new text end.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.473, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Lifetime deer hunting license; fee.

(a) A resident lifetime deer hunting
license authorizes a person to take deer with firearms or by archery in the state. The license
authorizes those activities authorized by the annual resident firearm deer hunting license
or the annual resident archery deer hunting license. The licensee must register and receive
tags each year that the license is used. The tags shall be issued at no charge to the licensee.

(b) The fees for a resident lifetime firearm or archery deer hunting license are:

(1) age 3 and under, deleted text begin$337deleted text endnew text begin $406new text end;

(2) age 4 to age 15, deleted text begin$450deleted text endnew text begin $538new text end;

(3) age 16 to age 50, deleted text begin$573deleted text endnew text begin $656new text end; and

(4) age 51 and over, deleted text begin$383deleted text endnew text begin $468new text end.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, 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 angling 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 $528new text end;

(2) age 4 to age 15, deleted text begin$480deleted text endnew text begin $728new text end;

(3) age 16 to age 50, deleted text begin$613deleted text endnew text begin $861new text end; and

(4) age 51 and over, deleted text begin$413deleted text endnew text begin $602new text end.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.474, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Nonresident lifetime angling license; fee.

(a) A nonresident lifetime
angling license authorizes a person to take fish by angling in the state. The license
authorizes those activities authorized by the annual nonresident angling license. The
license does not include a trout and salmon stamp validation, a walleye stamp validation,
or other stamps required by law.

(b) The fees for a nonresident lifetime angling license are:

(1) age 3 and under, deleted text begin$447deleted text endnew text begin $726new text end;

(2) age 4 to age 15, deleted text begin$600deleted text endnew text begin $925new text end;

(3) age 16 to age 50, deleted text begin$773deleted text endnew text begin $1,054new text end; and

(4) age 51 and over, deleted text begin$513deleted text endnew text begin $702new text end.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Resident hunting.

Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to residents
only, are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over and under age 65 to take small game, deleted text begin$12.50deleted text endnew text begin $15.50new text end;

(2) for persons deleted text beginages 16 and 17 anddeleted text end age 65 or over, deleted text begin$6deleted text endnew text begin $7new text end to take small game;

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take turkey, deleted text begin$23deleted text endnew text begin $26new text end;

(4) for persons deleted text beginunderdeleted text end age new text begin13 or over and under age new text end18 to take turkey, deleted text begin$12deleted text endnew text begin $13new text end;

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms
season, deleted text begin$26deleted text endnew text begin $30new text end;

(6) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, deleted text begin$26deleted text endnew text begin $30new text end;

(7) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader
season, deleted text begin$26deleted text endnew text begin $30new text end;

(8) to take moose, for a party of not more than six persons, deleted text begin$310deleted text endnew text begin $356new text end;

(9) to take bear, deleted text begin$38deleted text endnew text begin $44new text end;

(10) to take elk, for a party of not more than two persons, deleted text begin$250deleted text endnew text begin $287new text end;

(11) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;

(12) to take prairie chickens, deleted text begin$20deleted text endnew text begin $23new text end;

(13) for persons new text beginage 13 or over and new text endunder age 18 to take deer with firearms during
the regular firearms season, deleted text begin$13deleted text endnew text begin $15new text end;

(14) for persons new text beginage 13 or over and new text endunder age 18 to take deer by archery, deleted text begin$13;
and
deleted text endnew text begin $15;
new text end

(15) for persons new text beginage 13 or over and new text endunder age 18 to take deer by muzzleloader
during the muzzleloader season, deleted text begin$13.deleted text endnew text begin $15;
new text end

new text begin (16) for persons age 18 or over to take small game for a consecutive 72-hour period
selected by the licensee, $19, of which an amount equal to: one-half of the fee for the
migratory waterfowl stamp under subdivision 5, clause (1), shall be deposited in the
waterfowl habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 2; one-half
of the fee for the pheasant stamp under subdivision 5, clause (2), shall be deposited in
the pheasant habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 4; and
one-half of the small game surcharge under subdivision 4, shall be deposited in the
wildlife acquisition account; and
new text end

new text begin (17) for persons age 16 or over and under age 18 to take small game, $5.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Nonresident hunting.

(a) Fees for the following licenses, to be issued
to nonresidents, are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over to take small game, deleted text begin$73deleted text endnew text begin $90.50new text end;

(2) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms
season, deleted text begin$135deleted text endnew text begin $160new text end;

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, deleted text begin$135deleted text endnew text begin $160new text end;

(4) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader
season, deleted text begin$135deleted text endnew text begin $160new text end;

(5) to take bear, deleted text begin$195deleted text endnew text begin $225new text end;

(6) for persons age 18 deleted text beginand olderdeleted text end new text beginor over new text endto take turkey, deleted text begin$78deleted text endnew text begin $91new text end;

(7) for persons new text beginage 13 or over and new text endunder age 18 to take turkey, deleted text begin$12deleted text endnew text begin $13new text end;

(8) to take raccoon or bobcat, deleted text begin$155deleted text endnew text begin $178new text end;

(9) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;

(10) for persons new text beginage 13 or over and new text endunder age 18 to take deer with firearms during
the regular firearms season in any open season option or time period, deleted text begin$13deleted text endnew text begin $15new text end;

(11) for persons new text beginage 13 or over and new text endunder age 18 to take deer by archery, deleted text begin$13;
and
deleted text endnew text begin $15;
new text end

(12) for persons new text beginage 13 or over and new text endunder age 18 to take deer during the muzzleloader
season, deleted text begin$13.deleted text endnew text begin $15; and
new text end

new text begin (13) for persons age 18 or over to take small game for a consecutive 72-hour period
selected by the licensee, $75, of which an amount equal to: one-half of the fee for the
migratory waterfowl stamp under subdivision 5, clause (1), shall be deposited in the
waterfowl habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 2; one-half
of the fee for the pheasant stamp under subdivision 5, clause (2), shall be deposited in
the pheasant habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 4; and
one-half of the small game surcharge under subdivision 4, shall be deposited into the
wildlife acquisition account.
new text end

(b) A $5 surcharge shall be added to nonresident hunting licenses issued under
paragraph (a), clauses (1) to new text begin(6) and new text end(8). An additional commission may not be assessed
on this surcharge.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Small game surcharge.

Fees for annual licenses to take small game
must be increased by a surcharge of $6.50new text begin, except licenses under subdivisions 2, clause
(16); and 3, paragraph (a), clause (13)
new text end. An additional commission may not be assessed
on the surcharge and the following statement must be included in the annual small game
hunting regulations: "This $6.50 surcharge is being paid by hunters for the acquisition and
development of wildlife lands."

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Resident fishing.

Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to residents
only, are:

(1) new text beginfor persons age 18 or over new text endto take fish by angling, deleted text begin$17deleted text endnew text begin $22new text end;

(2) new text beginfor persons age 18 or over new text endto take fish by angling, for a combined license for a
married couple, deleted text begin$25deleted text endnew text begin $35new text end;

(3) new text beginfor persons age 18 or over new text endto take fish by spearing from a dark house, deleted text begin$17; anddeleted text endnew text begin
$5, and the person must possess an angling license;
new text end

(4) new text beginfor persons age 18 or over new text endto take fish by angling for a 24-hour period selected
by the licensee, deleted text begin$8.50.deleted text endnew text begin $10;
new text end

new text begin (5) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling for a consecutive 72-hour
period selected by the licensee, $12;
new text end

new text begin (6) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling for three consecutive years,
$63; and
new text end

new text begin (7) for persons age 16 or over and under age 18 to take fish by angling, $5.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 97A.475, subdivision 7, is
amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Nonresident fishing.

(a) Fees for the following licenses, to be issued
to nonresidents, are:

(1) new text beginfor persons age 18 or over new text endto take fish by angling, deleted text begin$37.50deleted text endnew text begin $39new text end;

(2) new text beginfor persons age 18 or over new text endto take fish by angling limited to seven consecutive
days selected by the licensee, deleted text begin$26.50deleted text endnew text begin $33new text end;

(3) new text beginfor persons age 18 or over new text endto take fish by angling for a new text beginconsecutive new text end72-hour
period selected by the licensee, deleted text begin$22deleted text endnew text begin $27new text end;

(4) new text beginfor persons age 18 or over new text endto take fish by angling for a combined license for a
family for one or both parents and dependent children under the age of 16, deleted text begin$50.50deleted text endnew text begin $53new text end;

(5) new text beginfor persons age 18 or over new text endto take fish by angling for a 24-hour period selected
by the licensee, deleted text begin$8.50deleted text endnew text begin $12new text end;

(6) to take fish by angling for a combined license for a married couple, limited to 14
consecutive days selected by one of the licensees, deleted text begin$38.50; anddeleted text endnew text begin $43;
new text end

(7) new text beginfor persons age 18 or over new text endto take fish by spearing from a dark house, deleted text begin$37.50.deleted text endnew text begin
$10, and the person must possess an angling license; and
new text end

new text begin (8) for persons age 16 or over and under age 18 to take fish by angling, $5.
new text end

(b) A deleted text begin$2deleted text endnew text begin $5new text end surcharge shall be added to all nonresident fishing licenses, except
licenses issued under paragraph (a), deleted text beginclausedeleted text endnew text begin clausesnew text end (5)deleted text begin, and licenses purchased at the
resident fee by nonresidents under age 16 under section 97A.451, subdivision 5, paragraph
(b)
deleted text endnew text begin and (8)new text end. An additional commission may not be assessed on this surcharge.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Minnesota sportingnew text begin; super sportsnew text end.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner shall issue
Minnesota sporting licenses to residents only. The licensee may take fish by angling
and small game. The fee for the license is:

(1) for an individual, deleted text begin$23deleted text endnew text begin $31.50new text end; and

(2) for a combined license for a married couple to take fish and for one spouse
to take small game, deleted text begin$32deleted text endnew text begin $45.50new text end.

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall issue Minnesota super sports licenses to residents only.
The licensee may take fish by angling, including trout; small game, including pheasant
and waterfowl; and deer by firearms or muzzleloader or by archery. The fee for the super
sports license, including all required stamp validations is:
new text end

new text begin (1) for an individual age 18 or over, $92.50; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for a combined license for a married couple to take fish, including the trout and
salmon stamp validation, and for one spouse to take small game, including pheasant
and waterfowl, and deer, $118.50.
new text end

new text begin (c) Revenue for the stamp endorsements under paragraph (b) shall be deposited
according to section 97A.075, subdivisions 2, 3, and 4.
new text end

new text begin (d) Revenue for the deer license endorsement under paragraph (b) shall be deposited
according to section 97A.075, subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Fish houses, dark houses, and shelters; residents.

Fees for the
following licenses are:

(1) annual for a fish house, dark house, or shelter that is not rented, deleted text begin$11.50deleted text endnew text begin $15new text end;

(2) annual for a fish house, dark house, or shelter that is rented, deleted text begin$26deleted text endnew text begin $30new text end;

(3) three-year for a fish house, dark house, or shelter that is not rented, deleted text begin$34.50deleted text endnew text begin
$42
new text end; and

(4) three-year for a fish house, dark house, or shelter that is rented, deleted text begin$78deleted text endnew text begin $87new text end.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Fish houses, dark houses, and shelters; nonresident.

Fees for fish
house, dark house, and shelter licenses for a nonresident are:

(1) annual, deleted text begin$33deleted text endnew text begin $37new text end;

(2) seven consecutive daysnew text begin selected by the licenseenew text end, deleted text begin$19deleted text endnew text begin $21new text end; and

(3) three-year, deleted text begin$99deleted text endnew text begin $111new text end.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 20, is amended to read:


Subd. 20.

Trapping license.

The fee for a license to trap fur-bearing animals is:

(1) for residents over age 13 and under age 18, deleted text begin$6deleted text endnew text begin $7new text end;

(2) for residents age 18 or over and under age 65, deleted text begin$20deleted text endnew text begin $23new text end;

(3) for residents age 65 or over, deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $11.50new text end; and

(4) for nonresidents, deleted text begin$73deleted text endnew text begin $84new text end.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 43, is amended to read:


Subd. 43.

Duplicate licenses.

The fees for duplicate licenses are:

(1) for licenses to take big game, $5new text begin, except licenses issued under subdivision 8,
paragraph (b)
new text end; and

(2) for other licenses, $2.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 44, is amended to read:


Subd. 44.

Replacement licenses.

The fee for a replacement firearms deer license
is $5new text begin, except there is no fee for replacing a deer license issued under subdivision 8,
paragraph (b)
new text end.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.475, subdivision 45, is amended to read:


Subd. 45.

Camp Ripley archery deer hunt.

The application fee for the Camp
Ripley archery deer hunt is deleted text begin$8deleted text endnew text begin $12new text end.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.485, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Electronic licensing system commission.

The commissioner shall retain
for the operation of the electronic licensing system the commission established under
section 84.027, subdivision 15, and issuing fees collected by the commissioner on all
license fees deleted text begincollected, excluding:deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) the small game surcharge;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the deer license surcharges or donations under section 97A.475, subdivisions 3,
paragraph (b), and 3a; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) $2.50 of the license fee for the licenses in section 97A.475, subdivisions 6,
clauses (1)
, (2), and (4), 7, 8, 12, and 13.
deleted text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97B.020, is amended to read:


97B.020 FIREARMS SAFETY CERTIFICATE REQUIRED.

(a) Except as provided in this section and section 97A.451, deleted text beginsubdivision 3adeleted text endnew text begin
subdivisions 3 and 3b
new text end, 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 is on active duty and 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.

(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. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97B.715, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Stamp required.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) or section
97A.405, subdivision 2, a person required to possess a small game license may not hunt
pheasants without a pheasant stamp validation.

(b) The following persons are exempt from this subdivision:

(1) residents new text beginand nonresidents new text endunder age 18 deleted text beginordeleted text end new text beginand residents new text endover age 65;

(2) persons hunting on licensed commercial shooting preserves; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) resident disabled veterans with a license issued under section 97A.441,
subdivision 6a
deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (4) residents and nonresidents hunting on licenses issued under section 97A.475,
subdivision 2, clause (16); or 3, paragraph (a), clause (13).
new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97B.801, is amended to read:


97B.801 MINNESOTA MIGRATORY WATERFOWL STAMP REQUIRED.

(a) Except as provided in this section or section 97A.405, subdivision 2, a person
required to possess a small game license may not take migratory waterfowl without a
migratory waterfowl stamp validation.

(b) Residents under age 18 or over age 65; resident disabled veterans with a license
issued under section 97A.441, subdivision 6a; and persons hunting on their own property
are not required to possess a stamp validation under this section.

new text begin (c) Residents and nonresidents with licenses issued under section 97A.475,
subdivision 2, clause (16); or 3, paragraph (a), clause (13), are not required to possess a
stamp validation under this section.
new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97C.305, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement.

Except as provided in subdivision 2 or section
97A.405, subdivision 2, a person over age deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text begin 18new text end and under age 65 required to possess an
angling license must have a trout and salmon stamp validation to:

(1) take fish by angling in:

(i) a stream designated by the commissioner as a trout stream;

(ii) a lake designated by the commissioner as a trout lake; or

(iii) Lake Superior; or

(2) possess trout or salmon taken in the state by angling.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97C.305, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exception.

A trout and salmon stamp validation is not required to take fish
by angling or to possess trout and salmon if:

(1) the person:

(i) possesses a license to take fish by angling for a period of 24 hours new text beginor 72 hours
new text endfrom the time of issuance under section 97A.475, subdivision 6, clause new text begin(4) or new text end(5)deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end or
deleted text begin subdivisiondeleted text end 7, new text beginparagraph (a), new text endclause new text begin(3) or new text end(5), and

(ii) is taking fish by angling, or the trout or salmon were taken by the person, during
the period the license is valid;

(2) the person is taking fish, or the trout or salmon were taken by the person, as
authorized under section 97C.035; or

(3) the person has a valid license issued under section 97A.441, subdivision 1, 2,
3, 4, or 5.

Sec. 34. new text beginTRANSFER.
new text end

new text begin In fiscal year 2013, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer
$500,000 from the game and fish fund to the invasive species account created in Minnesota
Statutes, section 84D.15. This is in addition to the transfer specified in Minnesota Statutes,
section 84D.15, subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 35. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2013 from the invasive species account is added to
the appropriation in Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 4,
subdivision 3, for invasive species activities. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 97A.451, subdivisions 3a and 7; and 97C.303, new text end new text begin are
repealed.
new text end

Sec. 37. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 to 33 and 36 are effective March 1, 2013.
new text end