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SF 2674

4th Engrossment - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/01/2002
1st Engrossment Posted on 02/25/2002
2nd Engrossment Posted on 03/11/2002
3rd Engrossment Posted on 03/25/2002
4th Engrossment Posted on 04/23/2002
Conference Committee Reports
CCR-SF2674 Posted on 01/27/2003

Current Version - 4th Engrossment

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to natural resources; clarifying the aquatic 
  1.3             life that may be raised on aquatic farms; modifying 
  1.4             littering provisions; temporarily removing 
  1.5             restrictions on the production of planting stock; 
  1.6             modifying timber permit, sale, and lease provisions; 
  1.7             creating a prairie chicken hunting license; modifying 
  1.8             lifetime deer hunting license provisions; providing 
  1.9             for the consumption of game at fundraising events; 
  1.10            restricting the taking of fish on certain waters; 
  1.11            providing for trapper education programs; modifying 
  1.12            big game ammunition provisions; restricting certain 
  1.13            motorized decoys; modifying provisions for using 
  1.14            lights to locate animals; modifying the all season 
  1.15            buck license; modifying requirements for taking 
  1.16            turtles; modifying provisions for fishing contest 
  1.17            permits; providing for enforcement authority and 
  1.18            restoration requirements related to gathering or 
  1.19            destroying aquatic plants; providing for review of the 
  1.20            aquatic plant control permit program; eliminating 
  1.21            certain experimental trout stream restrictions; 
  1.22            requiring a study; creating a motorized trail task 
  1.23            force; providing criminal penalties; appropriating 
  1.24            money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 
  1.25            17.47, subdivision 7; 85.20, subdivision 6; 89.36, 
  1.26            subdivision 1; 90.151, subdivision 1; 90.162; 97A.421, 
  1.27            subdivision 4; 97A.473, subdivisions 1, 4; 97A.4742, 
  1.28            subdivision 1; 97A.475, subdivisions 2, 41; 97B.025; 
  1.29            97B.031, subdivision 1; 97B.081, subdivision 2; 
  1.30            97B.301, subdivision 7; 97B.601, subdivision 4; 
  1.31            97B.811, by adding a subdivision; 97C.025; 97C.081, by 
  1.32            adding a subdivision; 97C.605; 97C.611; 103G.615, by 
  1.33            adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2001 
  1.34            Supplement, section 282.04, subdivision 1; proposing 
  1.35            coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 
  1.36            97A; 97B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 
  1.37            90.50; 97C.003; 97C.605, subdivision 4. 
  1.39     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 17.47, 
  1.40  subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
  1.41     Subd. 7.  [PRIVATE AQUATIC LIFE.] "Private aquatic life" 
  2.1   means fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, turtles, and any 
  2.2   other aquatic animals cultured within an aquatic farm.  Private 
  2.3   aquatic life is the property of the aquatic farmer. 
  2.4      Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 85.20, 
  2.5   subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
  2.6      Subd. 6.  [LITTERING; PENALTY.] (a) No person shall drain, 
  2.7   throw, or deposit upon the lands and waters within a state park 
  2.8   any substance, including cigarette filters, that would mar the 
  2.9   appearance, create a stench, destroy the cleanliness or safety 
  2.10  of the land, or would be likely to injure any animal, vehicle, 
  2.11  or person traveling upon those lands and waters.  The operator 
  2.12  of a vehicle or watercraft, except a school bus or a vehicle 
  2.13  transporting passengers for hire and regulated by the interstate 
  2.14  commerce commission, shall not permit articles to be thrown or 
  2.15  discarded from the vehicle upon any lands or waters within a 
  2.16  state park.  
  2.17     (b) Violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor.  Any 
  2.18  person sentenced under this subdivision shall in lieu of the 
  2.19  sentence imposed be permitted, under terms established by the 
  2.20  court, to work under the direction of the department of natural 
  2.21  resources at clearing rubbish, trash, and debris from any state 
  2.22  park.  The court may for any violation of this subdivision order 
  2.23  the offender to perform such work under terms established by the 
  2.24  court with the option of a jail sentence being imposed.  
  2.25     (c) In lieu of enforcement under paragraph (b), this 
  2.26  subdivision may be enforced by imposition of a civil penalty and 
  2.27  an action for damages for littering under section 115A.99. 
  2.28     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 89.36, 
  2.29  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  2.30     Subdivision 1.  [PRODUCTION AT STATE NURSERIES.] The 
  2.31  commissioner of natural resources may produce tree planting 
  2.32  stock for the purposes of sections 89.35 to 89.39 upon any lands 
  2.33  under control of the commissioner which may be deemed suitable 
  2.34  and available therefor so far as not inconsistent with other 
  2.35  uses to which such lands may be dedicated by law.  The 
  2.36  commissioner may not produce more than 10,000,000 units of 
  3.1   planting stock annually, after January 1, 2003. 
  3.2      Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 90.151, 
  3.3   subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  3.4      Subdivision 1.  [ISSUANCE; EXPIRATION.] (a) Following 
  3.5   receipt of the down payment for state timber sold at public 
  3.6   auction, the commissioner shall issue a numbered permit to the 
  3.7   purchaser, in a form approved by the attorney general, by the 
  3.8   terms of which the purchaser shall be authorized to enter upon 
  3.9   the land, and to cut and remove the timber therein described, 
  3.10  according to the provisions of this chapter.  The permit shall 
  3.11  be correctly dated and executed by the commissioner or agent and 
  3.12  signed by the purchaser.  If a permit is not signed by the 
  3.13  purchaser within 60 days from the date of purchase, the permit 
  3.14  cancels and the down payment for timber forfeits to the state. 
  3.15     (b) The permit shall expire no later than five years after 
  3.16  the date of sale as the commissioner shall specify, and the 
  3.17  timber shall be cut within the time specified therein.  All cut 
  3.18  timber, equipment, and buildings not removed from the land 
  3.19  within 90 days after expiration of the permit shall become the 
  3.20  property of the state.  
  3.21     (c) The commissioner may grant an additional period of time 
  3.22  not to exceed 120 days for the removal of cut timber, equipment, 
  3.23  and buildings upon receipt of such request by the permit holder 
  3.24  for good and sufficient reasons.  The commissioner may grant a 
  3.25  second period of time not to exceed 120 days for the removal of 
  3.26  cut timber, equipment, and buildings upon receipt of a request 
  3.27  by the permit holder for hardship reasons only. 
  3.28     (d) No permit shall be issued to any person other than the 
  3.29  purchaser in whose name the bid was made.  
  3.30     Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 90.162, is 
  3.31  amended to read: 
  3.33     In lieu of the bond or cash deposit equal to the value of 
  3.34  all timber covered by the permit required by section 90.161 or 
  3.35  90.173, a purchaser of state timber may, at the time of the bid 
  3.36  approval and upon payment by the purchaser to the commissioner 
  4.1   of 15 percent of the appraised value under section 90.14, elect 
  4.2   in writing on a form prescribed by the attorney general 
  4.3   to prepay give good and valid surety to the state of Minnesota 
  4.4   equal to the purchase price for any designated cutting block 
  4.5   identified on the permit before the date the purchaser enters 
  4.6   upon the land to begin harvesting the timber on the designated 
  4.7   cutting block. 
  4.8      Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.421, 
  4.9   subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
  4.11  CONVICTION.] A person convicted of a violation under section 
  4.12  97B.065, relating to hunting while intoxicated or using 
  4.13  narcotics, may not obtain a license to hunt with a firearm or by 
  4.14  archery or hunt with a firearm or by archery under a lifetime 
  4.15  license, issued under section 97A.473 or 97A.474, for five years 
  4.16  after conviction.  
  4.17     Sec. 7.  [97A.434] [PRAIRIE CHICKEN LICENSES.] 
  4.18     Subdivision 1.  [NUMBER OF LICENSES TO BE ISSUED.] If the 
  4.19  commissioner establishes an open season for prairie chickens 
  4.20  under section 97B.711, the commissioner shall also determine, by 
  4.21  rule, the number of licenses to be issued.  
  4.22     Subd. 2.  [ELIGIBILITY.] Eligibility for a prairie chicken 
  4.23  license shall be determined by this section and by rule adopted 
  4.24  by the commissioner.  A person is eligible for a prairie chicken 
  4.25  license only if the person: 
  4.26     (1) is a resident; and 
  4.27     (2) was born before January 1, 1980, or possesses a 
  4.28  firearms safety certificate. 
  4.29     Subd. 3.  [APPLICATION FOR LICENSE.] An application for a 
  4.30  prairie chicken license must be made in a manner provided by the 
  4.31  commissioner and accompanied by a $4 application fee.  The $4 
  4.32  application fee is appropriated as prescribed in Minnesota 
  4.33  Statutes, section 84.027, subdivision 15, paragraph (d), to pay 
  4.34  for costs associated with conducting the prairie chicken license 
  4.35  drawing.  A person may not make more than one application for 
  4.36  each season.  If a person makes more than one application, the 
  5.1   person is ineligible for a license for that season after 
  5.2   determination by the commissioner, without a hearing.  
  5.4   The commissioner may conduct a separate selection for up to 20 
  5.5   percent of the prairie chicken licenses to be issued for any 
  5.6   area.  Only persons who are owners or tenants of at least 40 
  5.7   acres of prairie or grassland in the area, and their family 
  5.8   members, are eligible applicants for prairie chicken licenses 
  5.9   for the separate selection.  The qualifying prairie or grassland 
  5.10  may be noncontiguous.  Persons who are unsuccessful in a 
  5.11  separate selection must be included in the selection for the 
  5.12  remaining licenses.  Persons who obtain a license in a separate 
  5.13  selection must allow public prairie chicken hunting on their 
  5.14  land during that prairie chicken season. 
  5.15     (b) The commissioner may by rule establish criteria for 
  5.16  determining eligible family members under this subdivision. 
  5.17     Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.473, 
  5.18  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  5.20  (a) The commissioner may issue a lifetime angling license, a 
  5.21  lifetime small game hunting license, a lifetime firearms firearm 
  5.22  or archery deer hunting license, or a lifetime sporting license 
  5.23  to a person who is a resident of the state for at least one year 
  5.24  or who is under age 21 and the child of a person who is a 
  5.25  resident of the state for at least one year.  The license fees 
  5.26  paid for a lifetime license are nonrefundable. 
  5.27     (b) The commissioner may require the holder of a lifetime 
  5.28  license issued under this section to notify the department each 
  5.29  year that the license is used, by: 
  5.30     (1) telephone or Internet notification, as specified by the 
  5.31  commissioner; 
  5.32     (2) the purchase of stamps for the license; or 
  5.33     (3) registration and tag issuance, in the case of the 
  5.34  resident lifetime deer license. 
  5.35     Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.473, 
  5.36  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
  6.2   A resident lifetime firearm deer hunting license authorizes a 
  6.3   person to take deer with firearms or by archery in the state.  
  6.4   The license authorizes those activities authorized by the annual 
  6.5   resident firearm deer hunting license or the annual resident 
  6.6   archery deer hunting license.  The licensee must register and 
  6.7   receive tags each year that the license is used.  The tags shall 
  6.8   be issued at no charge to the licensee. 
  6.9      (b) The fees for a resident lifetime firearm or archery 
  6.10  deer hunting license are: 
  6.11     (1) age 3 and under, $337; 
  6.12     (2) age 4 to age 15, $450; 
  6.13     (3) age 16 to age 50, $573; and 
  6.14     (4) age 51 and over, $383. 
  6.15     Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.4742, 
  6.16  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  6.17     Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; PURPOSE.] The lifetime fish 
  6.18  and wildlife trust fund is established as a fund in the state 
  6.19  treasury.  All money received from the issuance of lifetime 
  6.20  angling, small game hunting, firearm deer hunting, and sporting 
  6.21  licenses and earnings on the fund shall be credited to the 
  6.22  lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund. 
  6.23     Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.475, 
  6.24  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
  6.25     Subd. 2.  [RESIDENT HUNTING.] Fees for the following 
  6.26  licenses, to be issued to residents only, are: 
  6.27     (1) for persons under age 65 to take small game, $12; 
  6.28     (2) for persons age 65 or over, $6; 
  6.29     (3) to take turkey, $18; 
  6.30     (4) to take deer with firearms, $25; 
  6.31     (5) to take deer by archery, $25; 
  6.32     (6) to take moose, for a party of not more than six 
  6.33  persons, $310; 
  6.34     (7) to take bear, $38; 
  6.35     (8) to take elk, for a party of not more than two persons, 
  6.36  $250; 
  7.1      (9) to take antlered deer in more than one zone, $50; 
  7.2      (10) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4; and 
  7.3      (11) to take an antlered buck two deer throughout the state 
  7.4   in any open deer season, except as restricted under section 
  7.5   97B.305, $66 $75; and 
  7.6      (12) to take prairie chickens, $20. 
  7.7      Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.475, 
  7.8   subdivision 41, is amended to read: 
  7.9      Subd. 41.  [TURTLE SELLERS LICENSES.] (a) The fee for a 
  7.10  turtle seller's license to sell turtles and to take, transport, 
  7.11  purchase buy, and possess turtles for sale is $70 $250.  
  7.12     (b) The fee for a recreational turtle license to take, 
  7.13  transport, and possess turtles for personal use is $25. 
  7.14     (c) The fee for a turtle seller's apprentice license is 
  7.15  $100. 
  7.16     Sec. 13.  [97A.510] [GAME FOR CONSUMPTION AT FUNDRAISING 
  7.17  EVENTS.] 
  7.18     (a) Nonprofit organizations may charge a fee for admission 
  7.19  to fundraising events when lawfully taken and possessed game, 
  7.20  excluding migratory game birds, as defined in the Code of 
  7.21  Federal Regulations, title 50, section 20.11, that cannot be 
  7.22  sold under federal law, is donated to the organization and is 
  7.23  served for consumption on the premises where the fundraising 
  7.24  event is held. 
  7.25     (b) Game donated to the nonprofit organization must be 
  7.26  marked as provided in section 97A.505, subdivision 4.  The game 
  7.27  donated to a nonprofit organization and stored by the 
  7.28  organization is considered to be in the possession of the person 
  7.29  making the donation, and is subject to inspection as provided in 
  7.30  section 97A.215, subdivision 1.  As provided in section 97A.505, 
  7.31  subdivision 5, a license is not required for the nonprofit 
  7.32  organization to possess or transport the donated game. 
  7.33     (c) The nonprofit organization must keep records of the 
  7.34  game donated to the organization, and the records must be 
  7.35  available for inspection for two years from the date of the 
  7.36  fundraising event.  The records must show: 
  8.1      (1) the names and addresses of persons donating the game; 
  8.2      (2) the license number or possession permit number under 
  8.3   which the game was lawfully taken or possessed; and 
  8.4      (3) the date, location, and purpose of the fundraising 
  8.5   event that utilized the donation. 
  8.6      Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.025, is 
  8.7   amended to read: 
  8.9      (a) The commissioner may establish education courses for 
  8.10  hunters and trappers.  The commissioner shall collect a fee from 
  8.11  each person attending a course.  The commissioner shall 
  8.12  establish a fee that neither significantly over recovers nor 
  8.13  under recovers costs, including overhead costs, involved in 
  8.14  providing the services.  The fee is not subject to the 
  8.15  rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not 
  8.16  apply.  The fees shall be deposited in the game and fish fund 
  8.17  and the amount thereof is appropriated annually to the 
  8.18  enforcement division of the department of natural resources for 
  8.19  the administration of the program.  In addition to the fee 
  8.20  established by the commissioner, instructors may charge each 
  8.21  person up to the established fee amount for class materials and 
  8.22  expenses.  School districts may cooperate with the commissioner 
  8.23  and volunteer instructors to provide space for the classroom 
  8.24  portion of the training. 
  8.25     (b) The commissioner shall enter into an agreement with a 
  8.26  statewide nonprofit trappers association to conduct a trapper 
  8.27  education program.  At a minimum, the program must include at 
  8.28  least six hours of classroom and in the field training.  The 
  8.29  program must include a review of state trapping laws and 
  8.30  regulations, trapping ethics, the setting and tending of traps 
  8.31  and snares, tagging and registration requirements, and the 
  8.32  preparation of pelts.  The association shall be responsible for 
  8.33  all costs of conducting the education program, and shall not 
  8.34  charge any fee for attending the course. 
  8.35     Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.031, 
  8.36  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  9.2   TO TAKE BIG GAME.] (a) A person may take big game with a firearm 
  9.3   only if:  
  9.4      (1) the rifle, shotgun, and handgun used is a caliber of at 
  9.5   least .23 inches; 
  9.6      (2) the firearm is loaded only with single projectile 
  9.7   ammunition; 
  9.8      (3) a projectile used is a caliber of at least .23 inches 
  9.9   and has a soft point or is an expanding bullet type; 
  9.10     (4) the ammunition has a case length of at least 1.285 
  9.11  inches; 
  9.12     (5) the muzzle-loader used is incapable of being loaded at 
  9.13  the breech; 
  9.14     (6) the smooth-bore muzzle-loader used is a caliber of at 
  9.15  least .45 inches; and 
  9.16     (7) the rifled muzzle-loader used is a caliber of at least 
  9.17  .40 inches. 
  9.18     (b) A person may not take big game with a .30 caliber M-1 
  9.19  carbine cartridge.  
  9.20     (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (4), a person may 
  9.21  take big game with a ten millimeter cartridge that is at least 
  9.22  0.95 inches in length and may take big game with, a .45 
  9.23  Winchester Magnum cartridge, or a .50 A. E. (Action Express) 
  9.24  handgun cartridge.  
  9.25     Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.081, 
  9.26  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
  9.27     Subd. 2.  [WITHOUT FIREARMS.] (a) Between the hours of 
  9.28  10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. from September 1 to December 31, a 
  9.29  person may not cast the rays of a spotlight, headlight, or other 
  9.30  artificial light in a field, woodland, or forest to spot, 
  9.31  locate, or take a wild animal except to take raccoons under 
  9.32  section 97B.621, subdivision 3, or to tend traps under section 
  9.33  97B.931. 
  9.34     (b) Between one-half hour after sunset until sunrise, a 
  9.35  person may not cast the rays of a spotlight, headlight, or other 
  9.36  artificial light to spot, locate, or take a wild animal on 
 10.1   fenced, agricultural land containing livestock, as defined in 
 10.2   section 17A.03, subdivision 5, or poultry that is marked with 
 10.3   signs prohibiting the shining of lights.  The signs must: 
 10.4      (1) display reflectorized letters that are at least two 
 10.5   inches in height and state "no shining" or similar terms; and 
 10.6      (2) be placed at intervals of 1,000 feet or less along the 
 10.7   boundary of the area. 
 10.8      (c) It is not a violation of this subdivision paragraph (a) 
 10.9   or (b) for a person to carry out any agricultural, occupational, 
 10.10  or recreational practice, including snowmobiling that is not 
 10.11  related to spotting, locating, or taking a wild animal. 
 10.12     (d) Between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., a person 
 10.13  may not project a spotlight or hand-held light onto residential 
 10.14  property or building sites from a moving motor vehicle being 
 10.15  operated on land, except for the following purposes: 
 10.16     (1) safety; 
 10.17     (2) emergency response; 
 10.18     (3) normal vehicle operations; or 
 10.19     (4) performing an occupational duty. 
 10.20     Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.301, 
 10.21  subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
 10.22     Subd. 7.  [ALL SEASON BUCK DEER LICENSE.] (a) A resident 
 10.23  may obtain an all season buck deer license.  This license 
 10.24  authorizes the resident to take one buck by firearm or archery 
 10.25  during any season statewide.  In addition, a resident obtaining 
 10.26  this license may take one antlerless deer: 
 10.27     (1) by firearms in the regular firearms season if the 
 10.28  resident first obtains an antlerless deer permit; 
 10.29     (2) by archery in the archery season; or 
 10.30     (3) by muzzleloader in the muzzleloader season. 
 10.31     (b) A person obtaining an all season buck deer license does 
 10.32  not qualify for hunting under subdivision 3 or 4.  The 
 10.33  commissioner shall issue one tag for a buck and one tag for an 
 10.34  antlerless deer when issuing a license under this subdivision. 
 10.35     Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.601, 
 10.36  subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
 11.1      Subd. 4.  [EXCEPTION TO LICENSE REQUIREMENTS.] (a) A 
 11.2   resident under age 16 may take small game without a small game 
 11.3   license, and a resident under age 13 may trap without a trapping 
 11.4   license, as provided in section 97A.451, subdivision 3. 
 11.5      (b) A person may take small game without a small game 
 11.6   license on land occupied by the person as a principal residence. 
 11.7      (c) An owner or occupant may take certain small game 
 11.8   causing damage without a small game or trapping license as 
 11.9   provided in section 97B.655.  
 11.10     (d) A person may use dogs to pursue and tree raccoons under 
 11.11  section 97B.621, subdivision 2, during the closed season without 
 11.12  a license.  
 11.13     (e) A person may take a turkey or a prairie chicken without 
 11.14  a small game license.  
 11.15     Sec. 19.  [97B.716] [PRAIRIE CHICKENS.] 
 11.16     Subdivision 1.  [LICENSE REQUIRED.] A person may not take a 
 11.17  prairie chicken without a prairie chicken license. 
 11.18     Subd. 2.  [TAGGING AND REGISTRATION.] The commissioner may 
 11.19  by rule prescribe requirements for the tagging and registration 
 11.20  of prairie chickens. 
 11.22  commissioner may establish a method, including a drawing, to 
 11.23  impartially select persons eligible to take prairie chickens in 
 11.24  an area.  Preference must be given to persons who have 
 11.25  previously applied in the general selection but have not been 
 11.26  selected. 
 11.27     Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.811, is 
 11.28  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 11.30  the opening day of the duck season through the Saturday nearest 
 11.31  October 8, a person may not use a motorized decoy on public 
 11.32  waters with visible, moving parts that are above the water 
 11.33  surface to take migratory waterfowl, other than geese. 
 11.34     Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97C.025, is 
 11.35  amended to read: 
 12.1   AREAS.] 
 12.2      (a) The commissioner may prohibit fishing or restrict the 
 12.3   taking of fish or the operation of motorboats by posting waters 
 12.4   that: 
 12.5      (1) are designated as spawning beds or fish preserves; or 
 12.6      (2) are being used by the commissioner for fisheries 
 12.7   research or management activities; or 
 12.8      (3) are licensed by the commissioner as a private fish 
 12.9   hatchery or aquatic farm under section 97C.211, subdivision 1, 
 12.10  or 17.4984, subdivision 1. 
 12.11  An area may be posted under this paragraph if necessary to 
 12.12  prevent excessive depletion of fish or interference with 
 12.13  fisheries research or management activities or private fish 
 12.14  hatchery or aquatic farm operations.  
 12.15     (b) The commissioner will consider the following criteria 
 12.16  in determining if waters licensed under a private fish hatchery 
 12.17  or aquatic farm should be posted under paragraph (a): 
 12.18     (1) the waters contain game fish brood stock that are vital 
 12.19  to the private fish hatchery or aquatic farm operation; 
 12.20     (2) game fish are present in the licensed waters only as a 
 12.21  result of aquaculture activities by the licensee; and 
 12.22     (3) no public access to the waters existed when the waters 
 12.23  were first licensed. 
 12.24     (c) A private fish hatchery or aquatic farm licensee may 
 12.25  not take fish or authorize others to take fish in licensed 
 12.26  waters that are posted under paragraph (a), except as provided 
 12.27  in section 17.4983, subdivision 3, and except that if waters are 
 12.28  posted to allow the taking of fish under special restrictions, 
 12.29  licensees and others who can legally access the waters may take 
 12.30  fish under those special restrictions. 
 12.31     (d) Before March 1, 2003, riparian landowners adjacent to 
 12.32  licensed waters on the effective date of this section, and 
 12.33  riparian landowners who own land adjacent to waters licensed 
 12.34  after the effective date of this section on the date the waters 
 12.35  become licensed waters, plus their children and grandchildren, 
 12.36  may take two daily limits of fish per month under an angling 
 13.1   license subject to the other limits and conditions in the game 
 13.2   and fish laws. 
 13.3      (b) (e) Except as provided in paragraph (c) paragraphs (c), 
 13.4   (d), and (f), a person may not take fish or operate a motorboat 
 13.5   if prohibited by posting under paragraph (a). 
 13.6      (c) (f) An owner of riparian land adjacent to an area 
 13.7   posted under paragraph (a) may operate a motorboat through the 
 13.8   area by the shortest direct route at a speed of not more than 
 13.9   five miles per hour. 
 13.10     Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97C.081, is 
 13.11  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 13.12     Subd. 8a.  [ADDITIONAL FISHING CONTEST 
 13.13  PERMITS.] Notwithstanding the limits in subdivision 8, the 
 13.14  commissioner may allow up to five additional permits each year 
 13.15  for fishing contests on bodies of water that are 5,000 acres or 
 13.16  more in size.  No more than one additional contest may be 
 13.17  permitted on one body of water in a single year.  For additional 
 13.18  fishing contests permitted under this subdivision, the fishing 
 13.19  contest permit applicant must demonstrate to the commissioner 
 13.20  that the contest will: 
 13.21     (1) provide economic benefits to the local area; 
 13.22     (2) promote public awareness of fishing and the state's 
 13.23  resources; and 
 13.24     (3) conform to best management practices for the lake. 
 13.25     Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97C.605, is 
 13.26  amended to read: 
 13.27     97C.605 [TURTLES.] 
 13.28     Subdivision 1.  [RESIDENT ANGLING LICENSE REQUIRED.] In 
 13.29  addition to any other license required in this section, a person 
 13.30  may not take, possess, or transport turtles without an a 
 13.31  resident angling license, except as provided in subdivision 2 2c.
 13.32     Subd. 2.  [TURTLE SELLER'S LICENSE.] (a) A person may not 
 13.33  take, possess, buy, or transport, or purchase turtles for sale; 
 13.34  sell turtles; or take turtles for sale using commercial 
 13.35  equipment without a turtle seller's license, except as provided 
 13.36  in this subdivision 2c. 
 14.1      (b) Except for renewals, no new turtle seller's licenses 
 14.2   may be issued after August 1, 2002. 
 14.3      Subd. 2a.  [RECREATIONAL TURTLE LICENSE.] A person who does 
 14.4   not possess a turtle seller's license must obtain a recreational 
 14.5   turtle license to take turtles for personal use with commercial 
 14.6   equipment. 
 14.7      Subd. 2b.  [TURTLE SELLER'S APPRENTICE LICENSE.] (a) A 
 14.8   person with a turtle seller's license may list one person as an 
 14.9   apprentice on the license.  A person acting as an apprentice for 
 14.10  a turtle seller licensee must have an apprentice license and may 
 14.11  assist the turtle licensee in all licensed activities. 
 14.12     (b) The turtle seller licensee or turtle seller's 
 14.13  apprentice licensee must be present at all turtle operations 
 14.14  conducted under the turtle seller's license.  Turtle operations 
 14.15  include going to and from turtle harvest locations; setting, 
 14.16  lifting, and removing commercial turtle equipment; taking 
 14.17  turtles out of equipment; and transporting turtles from harvest 
 14.18  locations. 
 14.19     (c) A turtle seller's apprentice license is transferable by 
 14.20  the turtle seller licensee by making application to the 
 14.21  commissioner.  A person listed as an apprentice by a turtle 
 14.22  seller licensee must not be listed as an apprentice by another 
 14.23  turtle seller licensee nor may an apprentice possess a turtle 
 14.24  seller's license or a recreational turtle license. 
 14.25     Subd. 2c.  [LICENSE EXEMPTIONS.] A person does not need a 
 14.26  turtle seller's license or an angling license: 
 14.27     (1) when buying turtles for resale at a retail outlet; 
 14.28     (2) when buying a turtle at a retail outlet; or 
 14.29     (3) if the person is a nonresident buying a turtle from a 
 14.30  licensed turtle seller for export out of state.  Shipping 
 14.31  documents provided by the turtle seller must accompany each 
 14.32  shipment exported out of state by a nonresident.  Shipping 
 14.33  documents must include:  name, address, city, state, and zip 
 14.34  code of the buyer; number of each species of turtle; and name 
 14.35  and license number of the turtle seller.  
 14.36     Subd. 3.  [TAKING; METHODS PROHIBITED.] (a) Except as 
 15.1   allowed in paragraph (b), A person may take turtles in any 
 15.2   manner, except by the use of: 
 15.3      (1) explosives, drugs, poisons, lime, and other harmful 
 15.4   substances; 
 15.5      (2) traps, except as provided in paragraph (b) and rules 
 15.6   adopted under this section; or 
 15.7      (3) nets other than anglers' fish landing nets; or 
 15.8      (4) commercial equipment, except as provided in rules 
 15.9   adopted under this section. 
 15.10     (b) Until new rules are adopted under this section, a 
 15.11  person with a turtle seller's license may take turtles with a 
 15.12  floating turtle trap that: 
 15.13     (1) has one or more openings above the water surface that 
 15.14  measure at least ten inches by four inches; and 
 15.15     (2) has a mesh size of not less than one-half inch, bar 
 15.16  measure. 
 15.17  The commissioner may prescribe additional regulations for taking 
 15.18  turtles for sale. 
 15.19     Subd. 4.  [ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS.] The commissioner may issue 
 15.20  permits to take turtles with the use of artificial lights in 
 15.21  designated waters.  
 15.23  TURTLE OPERATIONS.] A person may not: 
 15.24     (1) knowingly place or maintain an obstruction that will 
 15.25  hinder, prevent, or interfere with a licensed turtle operation; 
 15.26     (2) remove turtles, other wild animals, or fish from a 
 15.27  floating or submerged trap licensed under the game and fish 
 15.28  laws; or 
 15.29     (3) knowingly damage, disturb, or interfere with a licensed 
 15.30  turtle operation. 
 15.31     Subd. 6.  [RULES.] The commissioner may adopt rules for 
 15.32  taking turtles.  The commissioner may prescribe seasons, limits, 
 15.33  closed areas, and other restrictions and requirements the 
 15.34  commissioner deems necessary for the conservation of turtles.  
 15.35     Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97C.611, is 
 15.36  amended to read: 
 16.1      97C.611 [SNAPPING TURTLES; LIMITS.] 
 16.2      A person may not possess more than three snapping turtles 
 16.3   of the species Chelydra serpentina without a turtle seller's 
 16.4   license.  Until new rules are adopted under section 97C.605, a 
 16.5   person may not take snapping turtles of a size less than ten 
 16.6   inches wide including curvature, measured from side to side 
 16.7   across the shell at midpoint.  After new rules are adopted under 
 16.8   section 97C.605, a person may only take snapping turtles of a 
 16.9   size specified in the adopted rules. 
 16.10     Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103G.615, is 
 16.11  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 16.13  REQUIREMENTS.] (a) The commissioner may make findings and issue 
 16.14  an order to a person to stop the illegal gathering, harvesting, 
 16.15  planting or transplanting, or destroying of aquatic vegetation 
 16.16  or organisms in public waters. 
 16.17     (b) In the same or a separate findings and order, the 
 16.18  commissioner may require restoration or replacement of any 
 16.19  emergent or floating leaf aquatic vegetation lost as a result of 
 16.20  the illegal activities, to the condition existing before the 
 16.21  illegal activities were undertaken.  An order for restoration or 
 16.22  replacement must state with specificity the work that is 
 16.23  necessary to comply with the order and must specify a date by 
 16.24  which the work must be completed. 
 16.25     (c) The person or entity to whom the order is issued may 
 16.26  request a review of the order by the commissioner within 30 days 
 16.27  of receipt of written notice by filing a written request for 
 16.28  review.  If the written request is not submitted within 30 days, 
 16.29  the restoration or replacement order becomes final.  The 
 16.30  commissioner shall review the request and supporting evidence 
 16.31  and render a decision within 60 days of the request for review. 
 16.32     (d) If the person or entity wishes to appeal the decision 
 16.33  of the commissioner after review under paragraph (c), a written 
 16.34  request must be filed with the commissioner within 30 days for a 
 16.35  contested case hearing under chapter 14.  A bond, as provided in 
 16.36  subdivision 5, must accompany the demand for a hearing.  The 
 17.1   bond and demand for hearing must be filed 30 days after the 
 17.2   person is served with a copy of the decision of the commissioner 
 17.3   on review. 
 17.4      (e) If the person or entity to whom the decision of the 
 17.5   commissioner on review is addressed does not demand a contested 
 17.6   case hearing under chapter 14 or demands a hearing but fails to 
 17.7   file the required bond: 
 17.8      (1) the commissioner's order becomes final at the end of 30 
 17.9   days after the person is served with the decision of the 
 17.10  commissioner on review; and 
 17.11     (2) the person may not appeal the order. 
 17.12     Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103G.615, is 
 17.13  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 17.14     Subd. 5.  [BOND FOR DEMANDING PUBLIC HEARING.] (a) A person 
 17.15  or entity filing a demand for a public hearing, under 
 17.16  subdivision 4, must execute and file a corporate surety bond or 
 17.17  equivalent security to the state of Minnesota, to be approved by 
 17.18  the commissioner and in an amount and form determined by the 
 17.19  commissioner.  The bond or security must be conditioned to pay 
 17.20  the costs of the hearing to the extent described in subdivision 
 17.21  6 if the commissioner's findings and order are affirmed without 
 17.22  material modification. 
 17.23     (b) A bond or security is not required of a public 
 17.24  authority that demands a public hearing. 
 17.25     (c) The commissioner may waive the requirement for a bond 
 17.26  or other security. 
 17.27     Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103G.615, is 
 17.28  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 17.29     Subd. 6.  [HEARING COSTS.] (a) Except as provided in 
 17.30  paragraph (b), the costs of a hearing must be paid as prescribed 
 17.31  by chapter 14 and the chief administrative law judge. 
 17.32     (b) If the commissioner's order is affirmed without 
 17.33  material modification, the appellant must pay the following 
 17.34  costs, up to $750: 
 17.35     (1) costs of the stenographic record and transcript; and 
 17.36     (2) rental costs, if any, of the place where the hearing is 
 18.1   held. 
 18.2      Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 103G.615, is 
 18.3   amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
 18.4      Subd. 7.  [MISDEMEANOR.] A violation of an order issued 
 18.5   under this section is a misdemeanor.  
 18.6      Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2001 Supplement, section 
 18.7   282.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
 18.8      Subdivision 1.  [TIMBER SALES; LAND LEASES AND USES.] (a) 
 18.9   The county auditor may sell timber upon any tract that may be 
 18.10  approved by the natural resources commissioner.  Such sale of 
 18.11  timber shall be made for cash at not less than the appraised 
 18.12  value determined by the county board to the highest bidder after 
 18.13  not less than one week's published notice in an official paper 
 18.14  within the county.  Any timber offered at such public sale and 
 18.15  not sold may thereafter be sold at private sale by the county 
 18.16  auditor at not less than the appraised value thereof, until such 
 18.17  time as the county board may withdraw such timber from sale.  
 18.18  The appraised value of the timber and the forestry practices to 
 18.19  be followed in the cutting of said timber shall be approved by 
 18.20  the commissioner of natural resources.  
 18.21     (b) Payment of the full sale price of all timber sold on 
 18.22  tax-forfeited lands shall be made in cash at the time of the 
 18.23  timber sale, except in the case of oral or sealed bid auction 
 18.24  sales, the down payment shall be no less than 15 percent of the 
 18.25  appraised value, and the balance shall be paid prior to entry.  
 18.26  In the case of auction sales that are partitioned and sold as a 
 18.27  single sale with predetermined cutting blocks, the down payment 
 18.28  shall be no less than 15 percent of the appraised price of the 
 18.29  entire timber sale which may be held until the satisfactory 
 18.30  completion of the sale or applied in whole or in part to the 
 18.31  final cutting block.  The value of each separate block must be 
 18.32  paid in full before any cutting may begin in that block.  With 
 18.33  the permission of the county administrator the purchaser may 
 18.34  enter unpaid blocks and cut necessary timber incidental to 
 18.35  developing logging roads as may be needed to log other blocks 
 18.36  provided that no timber may be removed from an unpaid block 
 19.1   until separately scaled and paid for.  
 19.2      (c) The county board may require final settlement on the 
 19.3   basis of a scale of cut products.  Any parcels of land from 
 19.4   which timber is to be sold by scale of cut products shall be so 
 19.5   designated in the published notice of sale above mentioned, in 
 19.6   which case the notice shall contain a description of such 
 19.7   parcels, a statement of the estimated quantity of each species 
 19.8   of timber thereon and the appraised price of each specie of 
 19.9   timber for 1,000 feet, per cord or per piece, as the case may 
 19.10  be.  In such cases any bids offered over and above the appraised 
 19.11  prices shall be by percentage, the percent bid to be added to 
 19.12  the appraised price of each of the different species of timber 
 19.13  advertised on the land.  The purchaser of timber from such 
 19.14  parcels shall pay in cash at the time of sale at the rate bid 
 19.15  for all of the timber shown in the notice of sale as estimated 
 19.16  to be standing on the land, and in addition shall pay at the 
 19.17  same rate for any additional amounts which the final scale shows 
 19.18  to have been cut or was available for cutting on the land at the 
 19.19  time of sale under the terms of such sale.  Where the final 
 19.20  scale of cut products shows that less timber was cut or was 
 19.21  available for cutting under terms of such sale than was 
 19.22  originally paid for, the excess payment shall be refunded from 
 19.23  the forfeited tax sale fund upon the claim of the purchaser, to 
 19.24  be audited and allowed by the county board as in case of other 
 19.25  claims against the county.  No timber, except hardwood pulpwood, 
 19.26  may be removed from such parcels of land or other designated 
 19.27  landings until scaled by a person or persons designated by the 
 19.28  county board and approved by the commissioner of natural 
 19.29  resources.  Landings other than the parcel of land from which 
 19.30  timber is cut may be designated for scaling by the county board 
 19.31  by written agreement with the purchaser of the timber.  The 
 19.32  county board may, by written agreement with the purchaser and 
 19.33  with a consumer designated by the purchaser when the timber is 
 19.34  sold by the county auditor, and with the approval of the 
 19.35  commissioner of natural resources, accept the consumer's scale 
 19.36  of cut products delivered at the consumer's landing.  No timber 
 20.1   shall be removed until fully paid for in cash.  Small amounts of 
 20.2   timber not exceeding $3,000 in appraised valuation may be sold 
 20.3   for not less than the full appraised value at private sale to 
 20.4   individual persons without first publishing notice of sale or 
 20.5   calling for bids, provided that in case of such sale involving a 
 20.6   total appraised value of more than $200 the sale shall be made 
 20.7   subject to final settlement on the basis of a scale of cut 
 20.8   products in the manner above provided and not more than two such 
 20.9   sales, directly or indirectly to any individual shall be in 
 20.10  effect at one time. 
 20.11     (d) As directed by the county board, the county auditor may 
 20.12  lease tax-forfeited land to individuals, corporations or 
 20.13  organized subdivisions of the state at public or private vendue, 
 20.14  and at such prices and under such terms as the county board may 
 20.15  prescribe, for use as cottage and camp sites and for 
 20.16  agricultural purposes and for the purpose of taking and removing 
 20.17  of hay, stumpage, sand, gravel, clay, rock, marl, and black dirt 
 20.18  therefrom, and for garden sites and other temporary uses 
 20.19  provided that no leases shall be for a period to exceed ten 
 20.20  years; provided, further that any leases involving a 
 20.21  consideration of more than $12,000 per year, except to an 
 20.22  organized subdivision of the state shall first be offered at 
 20.23  public sale in the manner provided herein for sale of timber.  
 20.24  Upon the sale of any such leased land, it shall remain subject 
 20.25  to the lease for not to exceed one year from the beginning of 
 20.26  the term of the lease.  Any rent paid by the lessee for the 
 20.27  portion of the term cut off by such cancellation shall be 
 20.28  refunded from the forfeited tax sale fund upon the claim of the 
 20.29  lessee, to be audited and allowed by the county board as in case 
 20.30  of other claims against the county. 
 20.31     (e) As directed by the county board, the county auditor may 
 20.32  lease tax-forfeited land to individuals, corporations, or 
 20.33  organized subdivisions of the state at public or private vendue, 
 20.34  at such prices and under such terms as the county board may 
 20.35  prescribe, for the purpose of taking and removing for use for 
 20.36  road construction and other purposes tax-forfeited stockpiled 
 21.1   iron-bearing material.  The county auditor must determine that 
 21.2   the material is needed and suitable for use in the construction 
 21.3   or maintenance of a road, tailings basin, settling basin, dike, 
 21.4   dam, bank fill, or other works on public or private property, 
 21.5   and that the use would be in the best interests of the public.  
 21.6   No lease shall exceed ten years.  The use of a stockpile for 
 21.7   these purposes must first be approved by the commissioner of 
 21.8   natural resources.  The request shall be deemed approved unless 
 21.9   the requesting county is notified to the contrary by the 
 21.10  commissioner of natural resources within six months after 
 21.11  receipt of a request for approval for use of a stockpile.  Once 
 21.12  use of a stockpile has been approved, the county may continue to 
 21.13  lease it for these purposes until approval is withdrawn by the 
 21.14  commissioner of natural resources. 
 21.15     (f) The county auditor, with the approval of the county 
 21.16  board is authorized to grant permits, licenses, and leases to 
 21.17  tax-forfeited lands for the depositing of stripping, lean ores, 
 21.18  tailings, or waste products from mines or ore milling plants, 
 21.19  upon such conditions and for such consideration and for such 
 21.20  period of time, not exceeding 15 years, as the county board may 
 21.21  determine; said permits, licenses, or leases to be subject to 
 21.22  approval by the commissioner of natural resources. 
 21.23     (g) Any person who removes any timber from tax-forfeited 
 21.24  land before said timber has been scaled and fully paid for as 
 21.25  provided in this subdivision is guilty of a misdemeanor. 
 21.26     (h) The county auditor may, with the approval of the county 
 21.27  board, and without first offering at public sale, grant leases, 
 21.28  for a term not exceeding 25 years, for the removal of peat from 
 21.29  tax-forfeited lands upon such terms and conditions as the county 
 21.30  board may prescribe.  Any lease for the removal of peat from 
 21.31  tax-forfeited lands must first be reviewed and approved by the 
 21.32  commissioner of natural resources if the lease covers 320 or 
 21.33  more acres.  No lease for the removal of peat shall be made by 
 21.34  the county auditor pursuant to this section without first 
 21.35  holding a public hearing on the auditor's intention to lease.  
 21.36  One printed notice in a legal newspaper in the county at least 
 22.1   ten days before the hearing, and posted notice in the courthouse 
 22.2   at least 20 days before the hearing shall be given of the 
 22.3   hearing. 
 22.4      (i) Notwithstanding any provision of paragraph (c) to the 
 22.5   contrary, the St. Louis county auditor may, at the discretion of 
 22.6   the county board, sell timber to the party who bids the highest 
 22.7   price for all the several kinds of timber, as provided for sales 
 22.8   by the commissioner of natural resources under section 90.14.  
 22.9   Bids offered over and above the appraised price need not be 
 22.10  applied proportionately to the appraised price of each of the 
 22.11  different species of timber. 
 22.13     Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 14.05, 
 22.14  subdivision 1, the repeal by amendment of the rule authorization 
 22.15  in Minnesota Statutes, section 97C.605, subdivision 3, in this 
 22.16  act does not repeal existing rules authorized under that 
 22.17  subdivision.  The existing rules remain in effect under the new 
 22.18  subdivision 6 of Minnesota Statutes, section 97C.605, until 
 22.19  modified by the commissioner of natural resources. 
 22.21  PROPOSAL.] 
 22.22     By October 15, 2002, the commissioner of natural resources 
 22.23  must submit a proposal to the governor and members of the 
 22.24  legislative fiscal and policy committees with jurisdiction over 
 22.25  natural resources to review the aquatic plant control permit 
 22.26  program under Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.615. 
 22.27     Sec. 32.  [STUDY AND REPORT.] 
 22.28     The commissioner of natural resources must review Minnesota 
 22.29  Statutes 2000, sections 84.029, 84A.55, and 85.04, and the 
 22.30  February 2002 operational order on natural resources officers, 
 22.31  and analyze the citation authority for nonconservation officers 
 22.32  and how that differs from conservation officer authority 
 22.33  generally under the jurisdiction of the commissioner.  Included 
 22.34  in the review must be an analysis of citations given and 
 22.35  proposed to be given by any employee under the commissioner.  A 
 22.36  report on the study's findings must be given to the house of 
 23.1   representatives and senate chairs of the environmental and 
 23.2   natural resources policy and the crime prevention committees by 
 23.3   January 15, 2003. 
 23.5      (a) The commissioner of natural resources shall establish a 
 23.6   motorized trail task force to review, advise, and provide 
 23.7   recommendations on use and management of off-highway vehicles on 
 23.8   state forest lands.  The task force shall consist of 
 23.9   representatives of off-highway vehicle users, nonmotorized 
 23.10  forest interests, nonstate forest land managers, the department 
 23.11  of natural resources, and other appropriate parties. 
 23.12     (b) The task force shall review and make recommendations on 
 23.13  the following: 
 23.14     (1) the overall quantity and distribution of motorized 
 23.15  trails on state forest lands and a time frame for trail 
 23.16  development; 
 23.17     (2) a process for trail planning and trail project 
 23.18  development including assessment of opportunities for public 
 23.19  notification and involvement; 
 23.20     (3) current monitoring, maintenance, and enforcement 
 23.21  activities on motorized trails and plans for future management; 
 23.22     (4) current forest recreation rules and need for 
 23.23  modifications; 
 23.24     (5) financial resources necessary for current and future 
 23.25  all-terrain vehicle trail development, management, and 
 23.26  enforcement of trail regulations; 
 23.27     (6) recreational interests of nonmotorized forest users 
 23.28  impacted by all-terrain vehicle trail use; 
 23.29     (7) natural resource protection concerns regarding 
 23.30  all-terrain vehicle trail use including, but not limited to, 
 23.31  soil erosion and noise impacts; and 
 23.32     (8) other issues relating to motorized trails, as 
 23.33  determined by the task force. 
 23.34     (c) Task force members may be reimbursed as provided in 
 23.35  Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 6. 
 23.36     (d) The task force shall report its recommendations by 
 24.1   January 15, 2003, to the commissioner and the senate and house 
 24.2   of representatives policy and finance committees with 
 24.3   jurisdiction over natural resources. 
 24.4      Sec. 34.  [REPEALER.] 
 24.5      Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 90.50; 97C.003; and 
 24.6   97C.605, subdivision 4, are repealed. 
 24.7      Sec. 35.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 24.8      Sections 7; 11, clause (12); 18; and 19 are effective March 
 24.9   1, 2003.  Sections 3, 21, and 29 are effective the day following 
 24.10  final enactment.