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SF 974

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 03:01pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; requiring voter registration information to be provided
on the hunting and fishing licensing website and with regulations; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [97A.409] VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) On the Department of Natural Resources online license sales website for purchasing
a resident license to hunt or fish that is required under the game and fish laws, the
commissioner must include the voter registration eligibility requirements, a description of
how to register to vote before or on election day, and a direct link to the secretary of state's
online voter registration website. The information and link must be easily readable and
displayed in a prominent location.
new text end

new text begin (b) In the printed and digital versions of fishing regulations and hunting and trapping
regulations, the commissioner must include the voter registration eligibility requirements,
a description of how to register to vote before or on election day, and a link to the secretary
of state's online voter registration website. In addition, the commissioner must include a
voter registration application in the printed and digital versions of fishing regulations and
hunting and trapping regulations.
new text end

new text begin (c) The secretary of state must provide the required voter registration information to the
commissioner. The secretary of state must prepare and approve an alternate form of the
voter registration application to be used in the regulations.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective August 1, 2019, and applies to licenses
issued on or after March 1, 2020. Paragraph (b) is effective August 1, 2019, and applies to
printed and digital versions of regulations updated on or after that date.
new text end