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Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 266-H.F.No. 811 An act relating to natural resources; changing certain provisions relating to the taking of turtles; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 97A.475, subdivision 41; 97C.605, subdivisions 2 and 3; and 97C.611; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97C.615. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97A.475, subdivision 41, is amended to read: Subd. 41. [TURTLE SELLERS.] The fee for a license to take, transport, purchase, and possess
unprocessedturtles for sale is $50. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97C.605, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [SALES LICENSE.] A person may not take, possess, transport, or purchase unprocessedturtles for sale without a turtle seller's license. A person with a turtle seller's license may take turtles for sale as prescribed by the commissionerA turtle seller's license is not required to buy turtles for retail sale to consumers: (1) at a location licensed by the department of agriculture or health for sale or preparation of food; (2) of a person licensed by the department of agriculture or health for sale or preparation of food; or (3) of a person buying turtle at a retail outlet. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97C.605, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [TAKING; METHODS PROHIBITED.] (a) Except as allowed in paragraph (b), a person may take turtles in any manner, except by use of: (1) explosives, drugs, poisons, lime, and other harmful substances , or by the use of; (2) turtle hooks or traps; or (3) nets other than anglers' fish landing nets. (b) A person with a turtle seller's license may take turtles for sale as prescribed by the commissioner. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97C.611, is amended to read: 97C.611 [SNAPPING TURTLES; LIMITS.] A person may not possess more than tenthree snapping turtles of the species Chelydra serpentina without a turtle seller's license. The size of the turtles must have a dorsal surface of the shell that measures at least ten inches long.A person may not take snapping turtles of a size less than ten inches wide including curvature, measured from side to side across the shell at midpoint. Sec. 5. [REPEALER.] Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97C.615, is repealed. Presented to the governor May 23, 1989 Signed by the governor May 25, 1989, 6:35 p.m.