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2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 11:30am

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; modifying provisions related to certifiable fish diseases
and list of species susceptible to viral hemorrhagic septicemia; modifying review
and approval of local regulation in Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area;
modifying requirements for exchanging wild rice leases; modifying reporting
requirement on school trust lands; modifying provisions for certain invasive species
permits; modifying state park provisions; providing for special-use permits;
modifying muzzleloader provisions; providing for regulation of possessing,
propagating, and selling snakes, lizards, and salamanders; modifying provisions
for game and fish licenses after convictions; modifying hunting and fishing
provisions; modifying date of Lake Superior Management Plan; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 17.4982, subdivisions 6, 8, 9, 12, by adding
subdivisions; 17.4985, subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 17.4986, subdivisions 2, 4; 17.4991,
subdivision 3; 17.4992, subdivision 2; 84D.11, subdivision 1a; 85.052, subdivisions
1, 2, 6, by adding a subdivision; 85.053, subdivision 2; 97A.015, subdivision 51;
97A.401, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 97A.421, subdivision 1, by
adding a subdivision; 97A.505, subdivision 3b; 97B.031, subdivision 1; 97B.036;
97C.005, subdivision 3; 97C.342, subdivision 2; 97C.515, subdivision 2; 97C.805,
subdivision 2; 97C.836; 116G.07, by adding a subdivision; 116G.15, by adding a
subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 84.027, subdivision
18; 85.054, subdivision 1; 85.47; 97B.086; Laws 2016, chapter 154, section 16;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 85.0505, subdivision 3; 85.0507;
85.054, subdivision 19.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Certifiable diseases.

"Certifiable diseases" includes new text beginany of the following
expressed as clinical symptoms or based on the presence of the pathogen:
new text endchannel catfish
virus, new text beginRenibacterium salmoninarum (new text endbacterial kidney diseasenew text begin)new text end, new text beginAeromonas salmonicida
(
new text endbacterial furunculosisnew text begin)new text end, new text beginYersinia ruckeri (new text endenteric redmouth diseasenew text begin)new text end, new text beginEdwardsiella ictaluri
(
new text endenteric septicemia of catfishnew text begin)new text end, infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, infectious pancreatic
necrosis virus, new text beginMyxobolus cerebralis (new text endwhirling diseasenew text begin)new text end, new text beginTetracapsuloides bryosalmonae
(
new text endproliferative kidney diseasenew text begin)new text end, viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, epizootic epitheliotropic
virus, new text beginCeratomyxa shasta (new text endceratomyxosisnew text begin)new text end, and any emergency new text beginfish new text enddisease.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Containment facility.

"Containment facility" means a licensed facility for
salmonids, catfish, or species on the deleted text beginviral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) susceptible list
published by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species listnew text end that complies with clauses (1), (3), and
(4), or clauses (2), (3), and (4):

(1) disinfects its effluent to the standards in section 17.4991 before the effluent is
discharged to public waters;

(2) does not discharge to public waters or to waters of the state directly connected to
public waters;

(3) raises aquatic life that is prohibited from being released into the wild and must be
kept in a facility approved by the commissioner unless processed for food consumption;

(4) contains aquatic life requiring a fish health inspection prior to transportation.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Emergency fish disease.

"Emergency fish disease" means designated fish
diseases new text beginor pathogens new text endnot already present in this state that could impact populations of
aquatic life if inadvertently released by infected aquatic life, including channel catfish virus,
viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, infectious
pancreatic necrosis virus, whirling disease, ceratomyxosis, proliferative kidney disease, and
epizootic epitheliotropic virus disease.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Fish health inspection.

(a) "Fish health inspection" means an on-site,
statistically based sampling, collection, and testing of fish in accordance with processes in
the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases, published
by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE) to test for causative pathogens. The samples
for inspection must be collected by a fish health inspector or a fish collector in cooperation
with the producer. Testing of samples must be done by an approved laboratory.

(b) The inspection for viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), infectious pancreatic necrosis
(IPN), and infectious hematopoietic necrosis (IHN) in salmonids and for VHS in
nonsalmonids must include at a minimum viral testing of ovarian fluids at the 95 percent
confidence level of detecting two percent incidence of disease.

(c) The inspection for certifiable diseases new text beginand pathogens new text endfor wild fish must follow the
guidelines of the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal
Diseases.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 21a. new text end

new text begin VHS-susceptible species. new text end

new text begin "VHS-susceptible species" are aquatic species
that are natural hosts for viral hemorrhagic septicemia according to the Fish Health Blue
Book or the book's successor.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 21b. new text end

new text begin VHS-susceptible-species list. new text end

new text begin "VHS-susceptible-species list" is the
VHS-susceptible species listed in the Fish Health Blue Book that are found in or that can
survive in the Great Lakes region.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4985, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Bill of lading.

(a) A state-issued bill of lading is required for:

(1) intrastate transportation of aquatic life other than salmonids, catfish, or species on
the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United
States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end between licensed private fish hatcheries, aquatic farms, or
aquarium facilities licensed for the species being transported if the aquatic life is being
transported into a watershed where it is not currently present, if walleyes whose original
source is south of marked State Highway 210 are being transported to a facility north of
marked State Highway 210, or if the original source of the aquatic life is outside Minnesota
and contiguous states; and

(2) stocking deleted text beginofdeleted text end waters other than public waters with aquatic life other than salmonids,
catfish, or species on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species
published by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Services
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species listnew text end.

(b) When aquatic life is transported under paragraph (a), a copy of the bill of lading
must be submitted to the regional fisheries manager at least 72 hours before the transportation.

(c) For transportation and stocking of waters that are not public waters:

(1) a bill of lading must be submitted to the regional fisheries manager 72 hours before
transporting fish for stocking;

(2) a bill of lading must be submitted to the regional fisheries manager within five days
after stocking if the waters to be stocked are confirmed by telecopy or telephone prior to
stocking by the regional fisheries office not to be public waters; or

(3) a completed bill of lading may be submitted to the regional fisheries office by telecopy
prior to transporting fish for stocking. Confirmation that the waters to be stocked are not
public waters may be made by returning the bill of lading by telecopy or in writing, in which
cases additional copies need not be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources.

(d) Bill of lading forms may only be issued by the Department of Natural Resources in
St. Paul, and new bill of lading forms may not be issued until all previously issued forms
have been returned.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4985, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Exemptions for transportation permits and bills of lading.

(a) A state-issued
bill of lading or transportation permit is not required by an aquatic farm licensee for
deleted text begin importation ofdeleted text endnew text begin importingnew text end animals not on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia
susceptible species published by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Services; transportation of
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species list, transportingnew text end
animals not on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published
by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services;
or export for
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species list, or exportingnew text end the following:

(1) minnows taken under an aquatic farm license in this state and transported intrastate;

(2) aquarium or ornamental fish including goldfish and tropical, subtropical, and saltwater
species that cannot survive in the waters of the state, which may be imported or transported
if accompanied by shipping documents;

(3) fish or fish eggs that have been processed for use as food, bait, or other purposes
unrelated to fish propagation;

(4) live fish from a licensed aquatic farm, which may be transported directly to an outlet
for processing or for other food purposes if accompanied by shipping documents;

(5) fish being exported if accompanied by shipping documents;

(6) sucker eggs, sucker fry, or fathead minnows transported intrastate for bait propagation
or feeding of cultural aquatic life, except that if either species becomes listed on the deleted text beginofficial
list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United States
Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end, then a transportation permit is required;

(7) species of fish that are found within the state used in connection with public shows,
exhibits, demonstrations, or fishing pools for periods not exceeding 14 days;

(8) fish being transported through the state if accompanied by shipping documents; or

(9) intrastate transportation of aquatic life between or within licensed private fish
hatcheries, aquatic farms, or aquarium facilities licensed for the species being transported,
except where required in subdivision 2 and except that salmonids, catfish, or species on the
deleted text begin official list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United
States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end may only be transferred or transported intrastate without a
transportation permit if they had no record of bacterial kidney disease or viral hemorrhagic
septicemia at the time they were imported into the state and if they have had a fish health
inspection within the preceding year that has shown no certifiable diseases to be present.

Aquatic life being transferred between licensed private fish hatcheries, aquatic farms,
or aquarium facilities must be accompanied by shipping documents and salmonids, catfish,
or species on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published
by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end being transferred or transported intrastate without a
transportation permit must be accompanied by a copy of their most recent fish health
inspection.

(b) Shipping documents required under paragraph (a) must show the place of origin,
owner or consignee, destination, number, and species.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4985, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Permit application.

An application for a transportation permit must be made
on forms provided by the commissioner. An incomplete application must be rejected. An
application for a transportation permit for salmonids, catfish, or species on the deleted text beginofficial list
of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United States
Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list;
new text end their eggsdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end ornew text begin theirnew text end sperm must be accompanied by certification
that the source of the eggs or sperm are free of certifiable diseases, except that eggs with
enteric redmouth, whirling disease, or furunculosis may be imported, transported, or stocked
following treatment approved by the commissioner, and fish with bacterial kidney disease
or viral hemorrhagic septicemia may be imported, transported, or stocked into areas where
the disease has been identified as being present. A copy of the transportation permit showing
the date of certification inspection must accompany the shipment of fish while in transit
and must be available for inspection by the commissioner. By 14 days after a completed
application is received, the commissioner must approve or deny the importation permits as
provided in this section.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4986, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Licensed facilities.

(a) The commissioner shall issue transportation permits to
import:

(1) indigenous and naturalized species except trout, salmon, catfish, or species on the
deleted text begin official list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United
States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end and sperm from any source to a standard facility;

(2) trout, salmon, catfish, or species on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia
susceptible species published by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species listnew text end from a nonemergency enzootic
disease area to a containment facility if the fish are certified within the previous year to be
free of certifiable diseases, except that eggs with enteric redmouth, whirling disease, or
furunculosis may be imported following treatment approved by the commissioner, and fish
with bacterial kidney disease or viral hemorrhagic septicemia may be imported into areas
where the disease has been identified as being present; and

(3) trout, salmon, catfish, or species on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia
susceptible species published by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species listnew text end from a facility in a
nonemergency enzootic disease area with a disease-free history of three years or more to a
standard facility, except that eggs with enteric redmouth, whirling disease, or furunculosis
may be imported following treatment approved by the commissioner, and fish with bacterial
kidney disease or viral hemorrhagic septicemia may be imported into areas where the disease
has been identified as being present.

(b) If a source facility in a nonemergency enzootic disease area cannot demonstrate a
history free from disease, aquatic life may only be imported into a quarantine facility.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4986, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Disease-free history.

Disease-free histories required under this section must
include the results of a fish health inspection. When disease-free histories of more than one
year are required for importing salmonids, catfish, or species on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral
hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United States Department of
Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species listnew text end, the
disease history must be of consecutive years that include the year previous to, or the year
of, the transportation request.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4991, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Fish health inspection.

(a) An aquatic farm propagating salmonids, catfish,
or species on the deleted text beginviral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) susceptible list published by the
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end and having an effluent discharge from the aquatic farm into
public waters must have a fish health inspection conducted at least once every 12 months
by a certified fish health inspector. Testing must be conducted according to laboratory
methods of the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal
Diseases, published by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE).

(b) An aquatic farm propagating any species on the VHS susceptible list and having an
effluent discharge from the aquatic farm into public waters must test for VHS virus using
the guidelines of the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal
Diseases. The commissioner may, by written order published in the State Register, prescribe
alternative testing time periods and methods from those prescribed in the Fish Health Blue
Book or the OIE Diagnostic Manual if the commissioner determines that biosecurity measures
will not be compromised. These alternatives are not subject to the rulemaking provisions
of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply. The commissioner must provide reasonable
notice to affected parties of any changes in testing requirements.

(c) Results of fish health inspections must be provided to the commissioner for all fish
that remain in the state. All data used to prepare and issue a fish health certificate must be
maintained for three years by the issuing fish health inspector, approved laboratory, or
accredited veterinarian.

(d) A health inspection fee must be charged based on each lot of fish sampled. The fee
by check or money order payable to the Department of Natural Resources must be prepaid
or paid at the time a bill or notice is received from the commissioner that the inspection and
processing of samples is completed.

(e) Upon receipt of payment and completion of inspection, the commissioner shall notify
the operator and issue a fish health certificate. The certification must be made according to
the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases by a
person certified as a fish health inspector.

(f) All aquatic life in transit or held at transfer stations within the state may be inspected
by the commissioner. This inspection may include the collection of stock for purposes of
pathological analysis. Sample size necessary for analysis will follow guidelines listed in
the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases.

(g) Salmonids, catfish, or species on the VHS susceptible list must have a fish health
inspection before being transported from a containment facility, unless the fish are being
transported directly to an outlet for processing or other food purposes or unless the
commissioner determines that an inspection is not needed. A fish health inspection conducted
for this purpose need only be done on the lot or lots of fish that will be transported. The
commissioner must conduct a fish health inspection requested for this purpose within five
working days of receiving written notice. Salmonids and catfish may be immediately
transported from a containment facility to another containment facility once a sample has
been obtained for a health inspection or once the five-day notice period has expired.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4992, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Restriction on the sale of fish.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), species
on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end must be free of viral hemorrhagic septicemia and species of
the family salmonidae or ictaluridae, except bullheads, must be free of certifiable diseases
if sold for stocking or transfer to another aquatic farm.

(b) The following exceptions apply to paragraph (a):

(1) eggs with enteric redmouth, whirling disease, or furunculosis may be transferred
between licensed facilities or stocked following treatment approved by the commissioner;

(2) fish with bacterial kidney disease or viral hemorrhagic septicemia may be transferred
between licensed facilities or stocked in areas where the disease has been identified as being
present; and

(3) the commissioner may allow transfer between licensed facilities or stocking of fish
with enteric redmouth or furunculosis when the commissioner determines that doing so
would pose no threat to the state's aquatic resources.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 84.027, subdivision 18, is amended
to read:


Subd. 18.

Permanent school fund authority; reporting.

(a) The commissioner of
natural resources has the authority and responsibility to administer school trust lands under
sections 92.122 and 127A.31. The commissioner shall deleted text beginbiannuallydeleted text endnew text begin bienniallynew text end report to the
Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission and the legislature on the management of
the school trust lands that shows how the commissioner has and will continue to achieve
the following goals:

(1) manage the school trust lands efficiently and in a manner that reflects the undivided
loyalty to the beneficiaries consistent with the commissioner's fiduciary duties;

(2) reduce the management expenditures of school trust lands and maximize the revenues
deposited in the permanent school trust fund;

(3) manage the sale, exchange, and commercial leasing of school trust lands, requiring
returns of not less than fair market value, to maximize the revenues deposited in the
permanent school trust fund and retain the value from the long-term appreciation of the
school trust lands;

(4) manage the school trust lands to maximize the long-term economic return for the
permanent school trust fund while maintaining sound natural resource conservation and
management principles;

(5) optimize school trust land revenues and maximize the value of the trust consistent
with balancing short-term and long-term interests, so that long-term benefits are not lost in
an effort to maximize short-term gains; and

(6) maintain the integrity of the trust and prevent the misapplication of its lands and its
revenues.

(b) When the commissioner finds an irresolvable conflict between maximizing the
long-term economic return and protecting natural resources and recreational values on
school trust lands, the commissioner shall give precedence to the long-term economic return
in managing school trust lands. By July 1, 2018, the permanent school fund must be
compensated for all school trust lands included under a designation or policy provision that
prohibits long-term economic return. The commissioner shall submit recommendations to
the appropriate legislative committees and divisions on methods of funding for the
compensation required under this paragraph, including recommendations for appropriations
from the general fund, nongeneral funds, and the state bond fund. Any uncompensated
designation or policy provision restrictions on the long-term economic return on school
trust lands remaining after July 1, 2018, must be compiled and submitted to the Legislative
Permanent School Fund Commission for review.

(c) By December 31, 2013, the report required under paragraph (a) must provide an
inventory and identification of all school trust lands that are included under a designation
or policy provision that prohibits long-term economic return. The report must include a plan
to compensate the permanent school fund through the purchase or exchange of the lands or
a plan to manage the school trust land to generate long-term economic return to the permanent
school fund. Subsequent reports under paragraph (a) must include a status report of the
commissioner's progress in maximizing the long-term economic return on lands identified
in the 2013 report.

(d) When management practices, policies, or designations by the commissioner diminish
or prohibit the long-term economic return on school trust land, the conflict must be resolved
as provided in section 92.122.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84D.11, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Permit for invasive carp.

The commissioner may issue a permit to
departmental divisions for tagging bighead, black, grass, or silver carp for research or
control. Under the permit, the carp may be released into the water body from which the carp
was captured. deleted text beginThis subdivision expires December 31, 2021.
deleted text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.052, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority to establish.

(a) The commissioner may establish, by written
order, provisions for the use of state parks for the following:

(1) special parking space for automobiles or other motor-driven vehicles in a state park
or state recreation area;

(2) special parking spurs, campgrounds for automobiles, sites for tent camping, other
types of lodging, camping, or day use facilities, and special auto trailer coach parking spaces,
for the use of the individual charged for the space or facility;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (3) improvement and maintenance of golf courses already established in state parks, and
charging reasonable use fees; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end providing water, sewer, and electric service to trailer or tent campsites and charging
a reasonable use fee.

(b) Provisions established under paragraph (a) are exempt from section 16A.1283 and
the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14. Section 14.386 does not apply.

(c) For the purposes of this subdivision, "lodging" means an enclosed shelter, room, or
building with furnishings for overnight use.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.052, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

State park deleted text beginpageantsdeleted text endnew text begin special eventsnew text end.

(a) The commissioner may stage state
park deleted text beginpageantsdeleted text endnew text begin special eventsnew text end in a state park, municipal park, or on other land near or adjoining
a state park and charge an entrance or use fee for the deleted text beginpageantdeleted text endnew text begin special eventnew text end. All receipts
from the deleted text beginpageantsdeleted text endnew text begin special eventsnew text end must be used in the same manner as though the deleted text beginpageantsdeleted text endnew text begin
special events
new text end were conducted in a state park.

(b) The commissioner may establish, by written order, state park deleted text beginpageantdeleted text endnew text begin special eventnew text end
areas to hold historical or other deleted text beginpageantsdeleted text endnew text begin special eventsnew text end conducted by the commissioner of
a state agency or other public agency. Establishment of the areas is exempt from the
rulemaking provisions of chapter 14new text begin,new text end and section 14.386 does not apply.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.052, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

State park reservation system.

(a) The commissioner may, by written order,
develop reasonable reservation policies for deleted text begincampsites and otherdeleted text endnew text begin using camping,new text end lodgingnew text begin,
and day-use facilities and for tours, educational programs, seminars, events, and rentals
new text end.
These policies are exempt from rulemaking provisions under chapter 14new text begin,new text end and section 14.386
does not apply.

(b) The revenue collected from the state park reservation fee established under subdivision
5, including interest earned, shall be deposited in the state park account in the natural
resources fund and is annually appropriated to the commissioner for the cost of the state
park reservation system.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.052, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Special-use permits. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may, by written order, develop
reasonable policies for special-use permits to use state parks, state recreation areas, and
state waysides. These policies are exempt from rulemaking provisions under chapter 14,
and section 14.386 does not apply.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.053, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Requirement.

Except as provided in section 85.054, a motor vehicle may not
enter a state park, state recreation area, or state wayside over 50 acres in area, without a
state park permit issued under this section or a state parks and trails plate issued under
section 168.1295. Except for vehicles permitted under subdivisions 7, paragraph (a), clause
(2), and 8, the state park permit must be affixed to the lower right corner windshield of the
motor vehicle and must be completely affixed by its own adhesive to the windshield, or the
commissioner may, by written order, provide an alternative means to display and validate
state park permits.new text begin A motor vehicle owner or lessee is responsible for ensuring the owner's
or lessee's vehicle has a state park permit, and the commissioner may issue warnings and
citations under section 84.0835 to the owner or lessee of a vehicle not in compliance.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 85.054, subdivision 1, is amended
to read:


Subdivision 1.

State Park Open House Days.

(a) A state park permit is not required
for a motor vehicle to enter a state park, state monument, state recreation area, or state
wayside, on four days each calendar year at each park, which the commissioner shall
designate as State Park Open House Days. The commissioner may designate two consecutive
days as State Park Open House Days, if the open house is held in conjunction with a special
deleted text begin pageantdeleted text endnew text begin eventnew text end described in section 85.052, subdivision 2.

(b) The commissioner shall announce the date of each State Park Open House Day at
least 30 days in advance of the date it occurs.

(c) The purpose of State Park Open House Days is to acquaint the public with state
parks, recreation areas, and waysides.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 85.47, is amended to read:


85.47 deleted text beginSPECIAL USEdeleted text endnew text begin SPECIAL-USEnew text end PERMITS; FEES.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Special-use permits. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may, by written order, develop
reasonable policies for special-use permits to use state trails and state water access sites.
The policies are exempt from rulemaking provisions under chapter 14, and section 14.386
does not apply.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Disposition of fees. new text end

Fees collected for deleted text beginspecial usedeleted text endnew text begin special-usenew text end permits to use
state trailsnew text begin and state water access sitesnew text end not on state forest, state park, or state recreation area
lands deleted text beginand for use of state water access sitesdeleted text end must be deposited in the natural resources fund
and are appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for operating and maintaining
state trails and water access sites.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.015, subdivision 51, is amended to read:


Subd. 51.

Unloaded.

"Unloaded" means, with reference to a firearm, without ammunition
in the barrels and magazine, if the magazine is in the firearm. A muzzle-loading firearm
deleted text begin withdeleted text endnew text begin is unloaded if:
new text end

new text begin (1) fornew text end a flintlock ignition deleted text beginis unloaded ifdeleted text endnew text begin,new text end it does not have priming powder in a pandeleted text begin. A
muzzle-loading firearm with
deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) for anew text end percussion ignition deleted text beginis unloaded ifdeleted text endnew text begin,new text end it does not have a percussion cap on a nippledeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3) for an electronic ignition system, the battery is removed and is disconnected from
the firearm; and
new text end

new text begin (4) for an encapsulated powder charge ignition system, the primer and powder charge
are removed from the firearm.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.401, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Commissioner's authority.

The commissioner may issue special permits
for the activities in this section. A special permit may be issued in the form of a general
permit to a governmental subdivision or to the general public to conduct one or more
activities under subdivisions 2 to deleted text begin7deleted text endnew text begin 8new text end.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.401, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Snakes, lizards, and salamanders. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must prescribe
conditions and may issue permits to breed, propagate, and sell snakes, lizards, and
salamanders. A snake, lizard, or salamander that is obtained from a permitted breeder or
that was possessed before August 1, 2020, may be possessed as a pet.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the commissioner does not prescribe conditions to issue permits under section
97A.401 by March 31, 2021, authority to prescribe conditions under this section is repealed.
Authority to prescribe conditions under this section is not continuing authority to amend or
repeal the conditions. Notwithstanding section 14.125, any additional action on prescribed
conditions after adoption must be under specific statutory authority to take the additional
action.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.421, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General.

(a) The annual license of a person convicted of a violation of
the game and fish laws relating to the license or wild animals covered by the license is void
when:

(1) a second conviction occurs within three years under a license to trap fur-bearing
animals, take small game, or to take fish by angling or spearing;

(2) a deleted text beginthirddeleted text endnew text begin secondnew text end conviction occurs within deleted text beginone yeardeleted text endnew text begin three yearsnew text end under a minnow dealer's
license;

(3) a second conviction occurs within three years for violations of section 97A.425 that
do not involve falsifications or intentional omissions of information required to be recorded,
or attempts to conceal unlawful acts within the records;

(4) two or more misdemeanor convictions occur within a three-year period under a
private fish hatchery license;

(5) the conviction occurs under a license not described in clause (1), (2), or (4) or is for
a violation of section 97A.425 not described in clause (3); or

(6) the conviction is related to assisting a person in the illegal taking, transportation, or
possession of wild animals, when acting as a hunting or angling guide.

(b) Except for big-game licenses and as otherwise provided in this section, for one year
after the conviction the person may not obtain the kind of license or take wild animals under
a lifetime license, issued under section 97A.473 or 97A.474, relating to the game and fish
law violation.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.421, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3b. new text end

new text begin Issuance after conviction; night vision or thermal imaging equipment. new text end

new text begin (a)
A person who is convicted of a violation under paragraph (b) and who possessed night
vision or thermal imaging equipment during the violation may not obtain a hunting license
or hunt wild animals for five years from the date of conviction.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revocation under this subdivision applies to convictions for:
new text end

new text begin (1) trespassing;
new text end

new text begin (2) hunting game in closed season;
new text end

new text begin (3) hunting game in closed hours;
new text end

new text begin (4) possessing night vision or thermal imaging equipment while taking wild animals in
violation of section 97B.086; or
new text end

new text begin (5) possessing unlawful firearms in deer zones in violation of section 97B.041.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.505, subdivision 3b, is amended to read:


Subd. 3b.

Wild animals taken on Red Lake Reservation lands deleted text beginwithin Northwest
Angle
deleted text end.

Wild animals taken and tagged new text beginon the Red Lake Reservation lands new text endin accordance
with the Red Lake Band's Conservation Code deleted text beginon the Red Lake Reservation lands in
Minnesota north of the 49th parallel shall be
deleted text endnew text begin and all applicable federal law arenew text end considered
lawfully taken and possessed under state law.new text begin Possessing wild animals harvested under this
subdivision is in addition to any state limits.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.031, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Permissible firearms and ammunition; big game and wolves.

A person
may take big game and wolves with a firearm only if:

(1) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end rifle, shotgun, deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end handgun used is a caliber of at least .22 inches and deleted text beginwithdeleted text endnew text begin
has
new text end centerfire ignition;

(2) the firearm is loaded only with single projectile ammunition;

(3) a projectile used is a caliber of at least .22 inches and has a soft point or is an
expanding bullet type;

(4) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end muzzleloader used deleted text beginis incapable of beingdeleted text endnew text begin has the projectilenew text end loadednew text begin onlynew text end at the
deleted text begin breechdeleted text endnew text begin muzzlenew text end;

(5) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end smooth-bore muzzleloader used is a caliber of at least .45 inches; and

(6) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end rifled muzzleloader used is a caliber of at least .40 inches.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.036, is amended to read:


97B.036 CROSSBOW HUNTING DURING FIREARMS SEASON.

Notwithstanding section 97B.035, subdivisions 1 and 2, a person may take deer, bear,
or turkey by crossbow during the respective deleted text beginregulardeleted text end firearms seasons. The transportation
requirements of section 97B.051 apply to crossbows during the deleted text beginregulardeleted text end firearms deer, bear,
or turkey season. Crossbows must meet the requirements of section 97B.106, subdivision
2
. A person taking deer, bear, or turkey by crossbow under this section must have a valid
deleted text begin firearmsdeleted text end license to take the respective gamenew text begin by firearm. This section does not allow the use
of a crossbow by licensed muzzleloader hunters during the muzzleloader firearms deer
season under section 97B.311
new text end.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 97B.086, is amended to read:


97B.086 POSSESSING NIGHT VISION OR THERMAL IMAGING EQUIPMENT.

(a) A person may not possess night vision or thermal imaging equipment while taking
wild animals or while having in possession, either individually or as one of a group of
persons, a firearm, bow, or other implement that could be used to take wild animals.

(b) This section does not apply to a firearm that is:

(1) unloaded;

(2) in a gun case expressly made to contain a firearm that fully encloses the firearm by
being zipped, snapped, buckled, tied, or otherwise fastened without any portion of the
firearm exposed; and

(3) in the closed trunk of a motor vehicle.

(c) This section does not apply to a bow that is:

(1) completely encased or unstrung; and

(2) in the closed trunk of a motor vehicle.

(d) If the motor vehicle under paragraph (b) or (c) does not have a trunk, the firearm or
bow must be placed in the rearmost location of the vehicle.

(e) This section does not apply to night visionnew text begin, night vision enhanced with an infrared
illuminator,
new text end or thermal imaging equipment possessed by:

(1) peace officers or military personnel while exercising their duties; or

(2) a person taking coyote or fox as provided under section 97B.075 and rules adopted
under section 97B.605new text begin, but the equipment must not be possessed during the regular firearms
deer season
new text end.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.005, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Seasons, limits, and other rules.

The commissioner may, in accordance with
the procedures in subdivision 2, paragraphs (c) and (e), or by rule under chapter 14, establish
open seasons, limits, methods, and other requirements for taking fish on special management
waters. The commissioner may, by written order published in the State Register, amend
daily, possession, or size limits to make midseason adjustments based on available harvest,
angling pressure, and population data to manage the fisheries in the 1837 Ceded Territory
in compliance with the court orders in Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa v. Minnesota, 119 S.
Ct. 1187 (1999)new text begin and in the state waters of Upper Red Lakenew text end. The midseason adjustments in
daily, possession, or size limits are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14
and section 14.386 does not apply. Before the written order is effective, the commissioner
shall attempt to notify persons or groups of persons affected by the written order by public
announcement, posting, and other appropriate means as determined by the commissioner.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.342, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Bait restrictions.

Frozen or dead fish on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic
septicemia susceptible species published by the United States Department of Agriculture,
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species list under section
17.4982, subdivision 21b
new text end; cisco (all Coregonus, including lake herring and tullibee); and
smelt (all Osmerus, Spirincus, Hypomesus, and Allosmerus) being used as bait in waters of
the state must originate from water bodies certified disease-free. Certification for these
water bodies is valid for one year from the date of test results.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.515, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Permit for transportation.

(a) A person may transport live minnows through
the state with a permit from the commissioner. The permit must state the name and address
of the person, the number and species of minnows, the point of entry into the state, the
destination, and the route through the state. The permit is not valid for more than 12 hours
after it is issued.

(b) Minnows transported under this subdivision must be in a tagged container. The tag
number must correspond with tag numbers listed on the minnow transportation permit.

(c) The commissioner may require the person transporting minnow species found on
the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United
States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list under section 17.4982, subdivision 21b
new text end, to provide health
certification for viral hemorrhagic septicemia. The certification must disclose any incidentally
isolated replicating viruses, and must be dated within the 12 months preceding transport.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.805, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Restrictions.

(a) deleted text beginThedeleted text end Netting deleted text beginofdeleted text end lake whitefish and ciscoes is subject to the
restrictions in this subdivision.

(b) A person may not use:

(1) more than deleted text begintwo netsdeleted text endnew text begin one netnew text end;

(2) a net more than 100 feet long; or

(3) a net more than three feet wide.

(c) The mesh size of the deleted text beginnetsdeleted text endnew text begin netnew text end may not be less than:

(1) 1-3/4 inches, stretch measure, for nets used to take ciscoes; and

(2) 3-1/2 inches, stretch measure, for all other nets.

(d) A net may not be set in water, including ice thickness, deeper than six feet.

(e) The commissioner may designate waters where nets may be set so that portions of
the net extend into water deeper than six feet under conditions prescribed by the
commissioner to protect game fish. A pole or stake must project at least two feet above the
surface of the water or ice at one end of deleted text begineachdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end net.

(f) A net may not be set within 50 feet of another net.

(g) A person may not have angling equipment in possession while netting lake whitefish
or ciscoes.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.836, is amended to read:


97C.836 LAKE SUPERIOR LAKE TROUT; EXPANDED ASSESSMENT
HARVEST.

The commissioner shall provide for taking of lake trout by licensed commercial operators
in Lake Superior management zones MN-3 and MN-2 for expanded assessment and sale.
The commissioner shall authorize expanded assessment taking and sale of lake trout in Lake
Superior management zone MN-3 beginning annually in 2007 and zone MN-2 beginning
annually in 2010. Total assessment taking and sale may not exceed 3,000 lake trout in zone
MN-3 and 2,000 lake trout in zone MN-2 and may be reduced when necessary to protect
the lake trout population or to manage the effects of invasive species or fish disease. Taking
lake trout for expanded assessment and sale shall be allowed from June 1 to September 30,
but may end earlier in the respective zones if the quotas are reached. The quotas must be
reassessed at the expiration of the current ten-year Fisheries Management Plan for the
Minnesota Waters of Lake Superior deleted text begindated September 2006deleted text end.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116G.07, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption; Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area. new text end

new text begin Plans and regulations
of local units of government within the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area are exempt
from subdivisions 1 to 3 and are subject to section 116G.15, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116G.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Reviewing and approving local plans and regulations. new text end

new text begin (a) In the Mississippi
River Corridor Critical Area, the commissioner of natural resources is responsible for
carrying out the duties of the board and the Metropolitan Council is responsible for carrying
out the duties of the regional development commission under sections 116G.07 to 116G.10.
Notwithstanding sections 116G.07, subdivisions 2 and 3, and 116G.10, subdivision 3, the
responsibilities and procedures for reviewing and approving local plans and regulations in
the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area, and amendments thereto, are subject to this
subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) Within 60 days of receiving a draft plan from a local unit of government, the
commissioner, in coordination with the Metropolitan Council, must review the plan to
determine the plan's consistency with:
new text end

new text begin (1) this section;
new text end

new text begin (2) Minnesota Rules, chapter 6106; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the local unit of government's comprehensive plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Within 60 days of receiving draft regulations from a local unit of government, the
commissioner must review the regulations to determine the regulations' consistency with:
new text end

new text begin (1) Minnesota Rules, chapter 6106; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner-approved plan adopted by the local unit of government under
paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (d) Upon review of a draft plan and regulations under paragraphs (b) and (c), the
commissioner must:
new text end

new text begin (1) conditionally approve the draft plan and regulations by written decision; or
new text end

new text begin (2) return the draft plan and regulations to the local unit of government for modification,
along with a written explanation of the need for modification.
new text end

new text begin (i) When the commissioner returns a draft plan and regulations to the local unit of
government for modification, the local unit of government must revise the draft plan and
regulations within 60 days after receiving the commissioner's written explanation and must
resubmit the revised draft plan and regulations to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (ii) The Metropolitan Council and the commissioner must review the revised draft plan
and regulations upon receipt from the local unit of government as provided under paragraphs
(b) and (c).
new text end

new text begin (iii) If the local unit of government or the Metropolitan Council requests a meeting, a
final revision need not be made until a meeting is held with the commissioner on the draft
plan and regulations. The request extends the 60-day time limit specified in item (i) until
after the meeting is held.
new text end

new text begin (e) Only plans and regulations receiving final approval from the commissioner have the
force and effect of law. The commissioner must grant final approval under this section only
if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the plan is an element of a comprehensive plan that is authorized by the Metropolitan
Council according to sections 473.175 and 473.858; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the local unit of government adopts a plan and regulations that are consistent with
the draft plan and regulations conditionally approved under paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin (f) The local unit of government must implement and enforce the commissioner-approved
plan and regulations after the plan and regulations take effect.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 39.

Laws 2016, chapter 154, section 16, is amended to read:


Sec. 16. EXCHANGE OF STATE LAND; AITKIN, BELTRAMI, AND
KOOCHICHING COUNTIES.

(a) Notwithstanding the riparian restrictions in Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342,
subdivision 3
, and subject to the valuation restrictions described in paragraph (c), the
commissioner of natural resources may, with the approval of the Land Exchange Board as
required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and according to the
remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 94.347, exchange the
state-owned land leased for farming wild rice described in paragraph (b).

(b) The state land that may be exchanged is held under the following state leases for
farming of wild rice:

(1) Lease LAGR001305, covering 175.1 acres in Aitkin County;

(2) Lease LMIS010040, covering 107.1 acres in Beltrami County;

(3) Lease LMIS010096, covering 137.4 acres in Beltrami County; and

(4) Lease LAGR001295, covering 264.40 acres in Koochiching County.

(c) For the appraisal of the land, no improvements paid for by the lessee shall be included
in the estimate of market value.

(d) Additional adjoining state lands may be added to the exchanges if mutually agreed
upon by the commissioner and the exchange partner to avoid leaving unmanageable parcels
of land in state ownership after an exchange or to meet county zoning standards or other
regulatory needs for the wild rice farming operations.

(e) The state land administered by the commissioner of natural resources in Koochiching
County borders the Lost River. The lands to be exchanged are not required to provide at
least equal opportunity for access to waters by the public, but the lands must be at least
equal in value and have the potential to generate revenue for the school trust lands.

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 94.343, subdivision 8a, lessees must
pay to the commissioner all costs, as determined by the commissioner, that are associated
with each exchange transaction, including valuation expenses; legal fees; survey expenses;
costs of title work, advertising, and public hearings; transactional staff costs; and closing
costs.
new text end

Sec. 40. new text beginRULEMAKING; NONRESIDENT BONUS PERMIT.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources shall amend Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0200,
subpart 5, to read:
new text end

Subp. 5.

Bonus permit.

"Bonus permit" means a license to take and tag deer by archery
or firearms, in addition to deer authorized to be taken under regular archery or firearms
licenses. It is available for one-half the cost of a regular resident deleted text beginor nonresidentdeleted text end license and
is valid immediately upon issuance, as long as the purchaser has a valid regular license.
Deer taken and tagged with a bonus permit must be antlerless unless otherwise prescribed
by the commissioner.

new text begin (b) The commissioner may use the good cause exemption under Minnesota Statutes,
section 14.388, subdivision 1, clause (3), to adopt rules under this section, and Minnesota
Statutes, section 14.386, does not apply except as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section
14.388.
new text end

Sec. 41. new text beginRULEMAKING; TAKING DEER BY FIREARMS OR MUZZLELOADERS
UNDER BONUS PERMITS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of natural resources shall amend Minnesota Rules, part 6232.1950,
subparts 1 and 2, to read:
new text end

Subpart 1.

Purchase.

The purchase of a bonus permit is authorized for any person who
has purchased and presents a deleted text beginregulardeleted text end firearmsnew text begin, archery,new text end or muzzleloader deer license for the
current year. Bonus permits may be purchased for one-half the cost of a deleted text beginregulardeleted text endnew text begin residentnew text end
license from electronic license system agents, the Department of Natural Resources License
Center, and other authorized agents.

Subp. 2.

Restrictions.

Bonus permits may be used to take antlerless deer during the
deleted text begin regulardeleted text end firearmsnew text begin, archery,new text end and muzzleloader seasons if the person has a valid license for that
season.

new text begin (b) The commissioner may use the good cause exemption under Minnesota Statutes,
section 14.388, subdivision 1, clause (3), to adopt rules under this section, and Minnesota
Statutes, section 14.386, does not apply as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section
14.388.
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Sec. 42. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 85.0505, subdivision 3; 85.0507; and 85.054,
subdivision 19,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
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APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: S3842-2

85.0505 FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE IN STATE PARKS.

Subd. 3.

Fort Ridgely State Park.

The commissioner of public safety, with the approval of the commissioner of natural resources, may issue to a concessionaire, lessee, or person holding a contract with the Department of Natural Resources an on-sale license for the sale of intoxicating liquor at the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course. The annual fee for the license issued pursuant to this subdivision shall be set by the commissioner of public safety at an amount comparable to the fee charged by the surrounding counties for a similar license. All provisions of chapter 340A not inconsistent with this subdivision shall apply to the sale of intoxicating liquor at the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course.

85.0507 FORT RIDGELY GOLF COURSE; GOLF CARTS.

The commissioner may by contract, concession agreement, or lease authorize the use of golf carts on the golf course at Fort Ridgely State Park.

85.054 STATE PARK PERMIT EXEMPTIONS.

Subd. 19.

Fort Ridgely golf course.

The commissioner may by contract, concession agreement, or lease waive a state park permit and associated fee for motor vehicle entry or parking for persons playing golf at the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course provided that the contract, concession agreement, or lease payment to the state is set, in part, to compensate the state park system for the loss of the state park fees.