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                         Laws of Minnesota 1992 

                        CHAPTER 589-S.F.No. 2162 
           An act relating to natural resources; expanding 
          circumstances under which game and fish licenses are 
          void for violations of law; allowing possession, 
          transportation, purchase, or sale of certain inedible 
          portions of wild animals; requiring a report; 
          authorizing rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, 
          sections 97A.421, subdivision 1; and 97A.425, by 
          adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in 
          Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97A. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.421, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] (a) The license of a person 
convicted of a violation of the game and fish laws relating to 
the license or wild animals covered by the license is void when: 
    (1) a second conviction occurs within three years under a 
license to take small game or to take fish by angling or 
spearing; 
    (2) a third conviction occurs within one year under a 
minnow dealer's license; or 
    (3) a second conviction occurs within three years for 
violations of section 97A.425 that do not involve falsifications 
or intentional omissions of information required to be recorded, 
or attempts to conceal unlawful acts within the records; or 
    (4) the conviction occurs under a license not described in 
clause (1) or (2) or is for a violation of section 97A.425 not 
described in clause (3).  
    (b) Except for big game licenses and as otherwise provided 
in this section, for one year after the conviction the person 
may not obtain the kind of license relating to the game and fish 
law violation.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 97A.425, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [RULES.] The commissioner may adopt rules, not 
inconsistent with subdivisions 1 to 3, governing record keeping, 
reporting, and marking of specimens by taxidermists. 
    Sec. 3.  [97A.512] [SALE OF INEDIBLE PORTIONS OF BIG GAME 
ANIMALS, FURBEARING ANIMALS, AND GAME BIRDS OTHER THAN MIGRATORY 
WATERFOWL.] 
    (a) Except as otherwise provided by the game and fish laws 
and as restricted in this section, a person may possess, 
transport, buy, or sell the following inedible portions of 
lawfully taken or acquired big game animals, furbearing animals, 
and game birds other than migratory waterfowl:  bones, including 
skulls; sinews; hides; hooves; teeth; claws; and antlers. 
    (b) A person may not buy or sell bear paws, unless attached 
to the hide, or bear gallbladders. 
    Sec. 4.  [REPORT.] 
    The department shall study the effects of section 3 on big 
game, furbearing animals, game birds other than migratory 
waterfowl, and law enforcement, and report the findings of the 
study to the legislature by November 15, 1996. 
    Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 
    Signed by the governor April 27, 1992, 2:15 p.m.