as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/12/2019 09:02am
A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; modifying eligibility for provisional firearms safety
certificates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 97B.015, subdivision 6;
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.015, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
Upon the recommendation of a course instructor, the
commissioner may issue a provisional firearms safety certificate to a person who satisfactorily
completes the classroom portion of the firearms safety course but is unable to pass the
written or an alternate format exam portion of the course because of new text beginnew text enddevelopmental disability as defined in section 97B.1055, subdivision 1. The
certificate is valid only when used according to section 97B.1055.
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.1055, is amended to read:
For purposes of this section and section 97B.015, subdivision
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new text beginnew text end "deleted text beginperson withdeleted text end developmental disability" means a deleted text beginperson who has been diagnosed asdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end having substantial limitations in present functioning, manifested as significantly
subaverage intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with demonstrated deficits in
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22nd birthdaydeleted text begin. A person with a related condition means a person who meets the diagnostic
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(a) Notwithstanding section 97B.020, a person with new text beginnew text enddevelopmental disability may obtain a firearms hunting
license with a provisional firearms safety certificate issued under section 97B.015,
(b) Any person accompanying or assisting a person with new text beginnew text enddevelopmental disability under this section must possess a valid firearms safety certificate
issued by the commissioner.
A person who obtains a firearms hunting license under
subdivision 2 must be accompanied and assisted by a parent, guardian, or other adult person
designated by a parent or guardian when hunting. A person who is not hunting but is solely
accompanying and assisting a person with new text beginnew text enddevelopmental
disability need not obtain a hunting license.
(a) This section does not entitle a person to possess a
firearm if the person is otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal
law or a court order.
(b) No person shall knowingly authorize or permit a persondeleted text begin,deleted text end who by reason of new text beginnew text enddevelopmental disability is incapable of safely possessing a firearmdeleted text begin,deleted text end
to possess a firearm to hunt in the state or on any boundary water of the state.