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SF 3631

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2020 03:04pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to game and fish; modifying penalties for gross overlimits; providing
criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.338.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.338, is amended to read:


97A.338 GROSS OVERLIMITS OF WILD ANIMALS; PENALTY.

(a) A person who takes, possesses, or transports wild animals deleted text beginover the legal limit, in
closed season, or without a valid license,
deleted text endnew text begin in violation of the game and fish lawsnew text end when the
restitution value of the wild animals is deleted text beginoverdeleted text end $1,000 new text beginor more but less than $2,000 new text endis guilty
of a gross overlimit violation. Except as provided in paragraph deleted text begin(b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end, a violation under
this paragraph is a gross misdemeanor.

(b)new text begin A person who takes, possesses, or transports wild animals in violation of the game
and fish laws when the restitution value of the wild animals is $2,000 or more is guilty of
a felony gross overlimit violation. Except as provided in paragraph (c), a violation under
this paragraph is a felony.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end If a wild animal involved in a gross overlimit violation is listed as a threatened or
endangered wild animal, the deleted text beginpenalty in paragraph (a) doesdeleted text endnew text begin penalties in paragraphs (a) and
(b) do
new text end not apply unless more than one animal is taken, possessed, or transported in violation
of the game and fish laws.