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SF 2664

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/23/2022 03:37pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; exempting paddleboards from watercraft licensure
requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 86B.301, subdivision
2; 86B.415, subdivision 1a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 86B.301, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exemptions.

A watercraft license is not required for:

(1) a watercraft that is covered by a license or number in full force and effect under
federal law or a federally approved licensing or numbering system of another state, or a
watercraft that is owned by a person from another state and that state does not require
licensing that type of watercraft, and the watercraft has not been within this state for more
than 90 consecutive days, which does not include days that a watercraft is laid up at dock
over winter or for repairs at a Lake Superior port or another port in the state;

(2) a watercraft from a country other than the United States that has not been within this
state for more than 90 consecutive days, which does not include days that a watercraft is
laid up at dock over winter or for repairs at a Lake Superior port or another port in the state;

(3) a watercraft owned by the United States, an Indian tribal government, a state, or a
political subdivision of a state, except watercraft used for recreational purposes;

(4) a ship's lifeboat;

(5) a watercraft that has been issued a valid marine document by the United States
government;

(6) a waterfowl boat during waterfowl-hunting season;

(7) a rice boat during the harvest season;

(8) a seaplane;

(9) a nonmotorized watercraft ten feet in length or less; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(10) a watercraft that is covered by a valid license or number issued by a federally
recognized Indian tribe in the state under a federally approved licensing or numbering system
and that is owned by a member of that tribenew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (11) a paddleboardnew text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 86B.415, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Canoes, kayaks, sailboards, deleted text beginpaddleboards,deleted text end paddleboats, or rowing
shells.

The fee for a watercraft license for a canoe, kayak, sailboard, deleted text beginpaddleboard,deleted text end paddleboat,
or rowing shell over ten feet in length is $10.50.