language to be deleted (2) new language
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.