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                         Laws of Minnesota 1989 

                         CHAPTER 19-S.F.No. 25 
           An act relating to the legislature; correcting 
          inaccurate references to senate committees; removing 
          an obsolete reference to senate and house committees; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 97A.045, 
          subdivision 8; 97A.065, subdivision 3; 116E.035; and 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97A.045, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
WISCONSIN.] The commissioner may enter into an agreement with 
game and fish licensing authorities in the state of Wisconsin 
under which Wisconsin residents owning real property in 
Minnesota are allowed to purchase annual nonresident game and 
fish licenses at fees required of Minnesota residents, provided 
Minnesota residents owning real property in Wisconsin are 
allowed to purchase identical nonresident licenses in Wisconsin 
upon payment of the Wisconsin resident license fee.  The 
commissioners of natural resources in Minnesota and Wisconsin 
must agree on joint standards for defining real property 
ownership.  The commissioner shall present the joint standards 
to the senate agriculture and natural resources and house 
committees having jurisdiction over environment and natural 
resources committees matters.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97A.065, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
     Subd. 3.  [FISHING LICENSE SURCHARGE.] (a) The commissioner 
may use the revenue from the fishing license surcharge for:  
     (1) rehabilitation and improvement of marginal fish 
producing waters, administered on a cost-sharing basis, under 
agreements between the commissioner and other parties interested 
in sport fishing; 
     (2) expansion of fishing programs including aeration, 
stocking of marginal fishing waters in urban areas, shore 
fishing areas, and fishing piers, with preference given to local 
units of government and other parties sharing costs; 
     (3) upgrading of fish propagation capabilities to improve 
the efficiency of fish production, expansion of walleye 
production by removal from waters subject to winter kill for 
stocking in more suitable waters, introduction of new 
biologically appropriate species, and purchase of fish from 
private hatcheries for stocking; 
     (4) financing the preservation and improvement of fish 
habitat, with priority given to expansion of habitat improvement 
programs implemented with other interested parties; 
     (5) increasing enforcement with covert operations, 
workteams, and added surveillance, communication, and 
navigational equipment; and 
     (6) purchase of the walleye quota of commercial fishing 
operators under 97C.825, subdivision 9. 
    (b) Not more than ten percent of the money available under 
this subdivision may be used for administrative and permanent 
personnel costs.  
    (c) The commissioner shall prepare an annual work plan for 
the use of the revenue and provide copies of the plan, and 
amendments, to the senate and house committees having 
jurisdiction over environment and natural resources committee, 
senate agriculture and natural resources committee, matters 
and to other interested parties.  The committees must review 
issues and trends in the management and improvement of fishing 
resources using information obtained by and presented to the 
committees by public and private agencies and organizations and 
other parties interested in management and improvement of 
fishing resources.  
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 116E.035, is 
amended to read: 
    The Minnesota environmental education board shall conduct a 
program of public education on acid precipitation.  The board 
shall report on the progress of the program to the respective 
chair of the house committee on environment and natural 
resources and the senate committee on agriculture and natural 
resources by January 15, 1981.  
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 480.256, is 
amended to read: 
    480.256 [ANNUAL REPORT.] 
    A legal assistance provider shall submit a report to the 
supreme court, and the senate committee on and house committees 
having jurisdiction over agriculture and natural resources, and 
the agriculture committee of the house of 
representatives matters by January 15 after each year of funding.
The report must describe the activities and expenses under the 
contract during the previous calendar year and a summary of 
additional legal representation needed by distressed family 
    Presented to the governor April 3, 1989 
    Signed by the governor April 4, 1989, 2:03 p.m.