language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 558-S.F.No. 1703 An act relating to natural resources; authorizing the enforcement of certain natural resource laws by conservation officers; increasing the penalty for wrongful destruction or removal of no trespassing signs; prohibiting shooting at decoys under certain circumstances; prohibiting deer stands on highway right-of-way; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 97A.205; 97B.055, subdivision 1; and 97B.325. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97A.205, is amended to read: 97A.205 [ENFORCEMENT OFFICER POWERS.] An enforcement officer is authorized to: (1) execute and serve court issued warrants and processes relating to wild animals, wild rice, public waters, water pollution, conservation, and use of water, in the same manner as a constable or sheriff; (2) enter any land to carry out the duties and functions of the division; (3) make investigations of violations of the game and fish laws; (4) take an affidavit, if it aids an investigation; (5) arrest, without a warrant, a person who is detected in the actual violation of the game and fish laws, a provision of chapters 84, 84A, 85, 86A, 88 to 106A, 361, sections 89.51 to 89.61; or 609.66, subdivision 1, clauses (1), (2), (5), and (7); and 609.68; and (6) take an arrested person before a court in the county where the offense was committed and make a complaint. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97B.055, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO HIGHWAYS.] (a) A person may not discharge a firearm or an arrow from a bow on, over, or across an improved public highway at a big game animal. A person may not discharge a firearm or bow and arrow within the right-of-way of an improved public highway at a big game animal. The commissioner may by order extend the application of this subdivision to the taking of migratory waterfowl in designated locations. (b) A person may not discharge a firearm or an arrow from a bow on, over, across, or within the right-of-way of an improved public highway at a decoy of a big game animal that has been set out by a licensed peace officer. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97B.325, is amended to read: 97B.325 [DEER STAND RESTRICTIONS.] A person may not take deer from a constructed platform or other structure that is located within the right-of-way of an improved public highway or is higher than 16 feet above the ground. The height restriction does not apply to a portable stand that is chained, belted, clamped, or tied with rope. Sec. 4. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor April 26, 1990 Signed by the governor May 3, 1990, 5:31 p.m.