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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 437-S.F.No. 1575 
           An act relating to game and fish; clarifying when a 
          trout and salmon stamp is required and responsibility 
          for road-kill deer; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, 
          section 97C.305; Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, 
          sections 97A.475, subdivisions 6 and 7; 97A.485, 
          subdivision 6; and 97A.502; repealing Minnesota 
          Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 97A.451, subdivision 
          1.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
97A.475, subdivision 6, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 6.  [RESIDENT FISHING.] Fees for the following 
licenses, to be issued to residents only, are: 
    (1) to take fish by angling, for persons under age 65, 
$9.50; 
    (2) to take fish by angling, for persons age 65 and over, 
$4; 
    (3) to take fish by angling, for a combined license for a 
married couple, $13.50; 
    (4) to take fish by spearing from a dark house, $12; and 
    (5) to take fish by angling for a period of 24 hours from 
the time of issuance, $4.50.  No trout stamp is required when 
angling for trout or salmon under this 24-hour angling license. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
97A.475, subdivision 7, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 7.  [NONRESIDENT FISHING.] Fees for the following 
licenses, to be issued to nonresidents, are: 
    (1) to take fish by angling, $18; 
    (2) to take fish by angling limited to seven consecutive 
days, $15; 
    (3) to take fish by angling for three consecutive days, $12;
    (4) to take fish by angling for a combined license for a 
family, $30.50; 
    (5) to take fish by angling for a period of 24 hours from 
the time of issuance, $4.50.  No trout stamp is required when 
angling for trout or salmon under this 24-hour angling license; 
and 
    (6) to take fish by angling for a combined license for a 
married couple, limited to 14 consecutive days, $22.50. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
97A.485, subdivision 6, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 6.  [LICENSES TO BE SOLD AND ISSUING FEES.] (a) 
Persons authorized to sell licenses under this section must sell 
the following licenses for the license fee and the following 
issuing fees:  
    (1) to take deer or bear with firearms and by archery, the 
issuing fee is $1; 
    (2) Minnesota sporting, the issuing fee is $1; and 
    (3) to take bear and small game, for a person under age 65 
to take fish by angling or for a person of any age to take fish 
by spearing, and to trap fur-bearing animals, the issuing fee is 
$1; 
    (4) for a trout and salmon stamp that is not issued 
simultaneously with an angling or sporting license, an issuing 
fee of 50 cents may be charged at the discretion of the 
authorized seller; and 
    (5) for stamps other than a trout and salmon stamp, there 
is no fee. 
     (b) An issuing fee may not be collected for issuance of a 
trout and salmon stamp if a stamp is issued simultaneously with 
the related angling or sporting license.  Only one issuing fee 
may be collected when selling more than one trout and salmon 
stamp in the same transaction after the end of the season for 
which the stamp was issued. 
    (c) The auditor or subagent shall keep the issuing fee as a 
commission for selling the licenses.  
    (d) The commissioner shall collect the issuing fee on 
licenses sold by the commissioner. 
    (e) A license, except stamps, must state the amount of the 
issuing fee and that the issuing fee is kept by the seller as a 
commission for selling the licenses. 
    (f) The fee for an angling license paid by a resident 65 
years of age or over must be refunded to the licensee upon 
request to the commissioner, if the request is made within 30 
days of the sale.  The commissioner shall design a system on the 
license for this purpose. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 97A.502, is 
amended to read:  
    97A.502 [DEER KILLED BY MOTOR VEHICLES.] 
    Notwithstanding section 97A.055, any Deer killed by a motor 
vehicle on a public road must be removed by the road authority, 
as defined by section 160.02, subdivision 9.  The commissioner 
of natural resources must provide to all road authorities 
standard forms for statistical purposes and the tracking of wild 
animals. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 97C.305, is 
amended to read:  
    97C.305 [TROUT AND SALMON STAMP.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENT.] Except as provided in 
subdivision 2, a person over age 16 and under age 65 required to 
possess an angling license must have a trout and salmon stamp in 
possession to take fish by angling in: 
    (1) a stream designated by the commissioner as a trout 
stream; 
    (2) a lake designated by the commissioner as a trout lake; 
or 
    (3) Lake Superior.  
     Subd. 2.  [EXCEPTION.] A trout and salmon stamp is not 
required to take fish by angling if:  
     (1) the person possesses a license to take fish by angling 
for a period of 24 hours from the time of issuance under section 
97A.475, subdivision 6, clause (5), or subdivision 7, clause 
(5); and 
     (2) the person is taking fish by angling during the period 
the license is valid. 
     Sec. 6.  [REPEALER.] 
     Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 97A.451, 
subdivision 1, is repealed.  
     Sec. 7.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
     This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved April 1, 1988