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SF 2851

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/18/2016 10:24am

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to game and fish; modifying elk management plan requirements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.516.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 97B.516, is amended to read:


97B.516 ELK MANAGEMENT PLAN.

new text begin (a) new text endThe commissioner of natural resources must adopt an elk management plan that:

(1) recognizes the value and uniqueness of elk;

(2) provides for integrated management of an elk population in harmony with the
environment; and

(3) affords optimum recreational opportunities.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the commissioner must not manage an elk herd
in a manner that would increase the size of the herd, including adoption or implementation
of an elk management plan designed to increase an elk herd, unless the commissioner
determines that crop and fence damage from the herd has not increased for at least two
years.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end