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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 480.256. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97A.045, subdivision 8, is amended to read: Subd. 8. [HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE RECIPROCITY WITH 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 resourcesand house committees having jurisdiction over environment and natural resources committeesmatters. 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: 116E.035 [PUBLIC EDUCATION ON ACID PRECIPITATION.] 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 onand house committees having jurisdiction over agriculture and natural resources, and the agriculture committee of the house of representativesmatters 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 farmers. Presented to the governor April 3, 1989 Signed by the governor April 4, 1989, 2:03 p.m.