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Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 310-H.F.No. 836 An act relating to game and fish; sale of licenses through subagents; taking deer of either sex by residents under the age of 16; defining certain terms; changing eligibility for certain permits; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 86B.101, subdivision 2; 86B.305, subdivisions 1 and 2; 86B.820, subdivision 14; 97A.485, subdivision 4; and 97B.301, by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 86B.101, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [YOUTH WATERCRAFT SAFETY COURSE.] (a) The commissioner shall establish an educational course and a testing program for watercraft operators and for persons age
1312 or older but younger than age 18 required to take the watercraft safety course. The commissioner shall prescribe a written test as part of the course. (b) The commissioner shall issue a watercraft operator's permit to a person age 1312 or older but younger than age 18 who successfully completes the educational program and the written test. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 86B.305, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [UNDER AGE 1312.] Except in case of an emergency, a person under age 1312 may not operate or be allowed to operate a watercraft propelled by a motor with a factory rating of more than 24 horsepower unless there is present in the watercraft, in addition to the operator, the operator's parent or legal guardian or at least one person of the age 18 or older. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 86B.305, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [AGE 1312 TO 17; PERMIT REQUIRED.] Except as provided in this subdivision, a person age 1312 or older and younger than age 18 may not operate a motorboat powered by a motor over 24 horsepower without possessing a valid watercraft operator's permit from this state or from the operator's state of residence unless there is a person age 18 or older in the motorboat. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 86B.820, subdivision 14, is amended to read: Subd. 14. [WATERCRAFT.] "Watercraft" means a device used or designed for navigation on water that is greater than 16 feet in length, as defined in section 86B.005, subdivision 6, but does not include: (1) a row-type fishing boat of single hull construction, with oar locks and an outboard motor capacity rating of less than 40 horsepower; (2) a canoe; (3) a kayak; (4) a rowing shell or scull; (5) a ship's lifeboat; (5)(6) a vessel of at least five net tons measured in Code of Federal Regulations, title 46, part 69, that is documented under Code of Federal Regulations, title 46, subpart 67.01; or (6)(7) a seaplane. Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97A.485, subdivision 4, is amended to read: Subd. 4. [APPLICATION TO SELL LICENSES BY SUBAGENT.] To be a subagent, a person must apply in writing to an appropriate county auditor in a manner approved by the commissioner. The auditor may requiremust provide a subagent the choice either to provide a bond for licenses on consignment, or pay for licenses before furnishing the licenses. License application forms may only be furnished to subagents in groups of ten or more for resident licenses and five or more for nonresident licenses. Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97B.301, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 6. [RESIDENTS UNDER AGE 16 MAY TAKE DEER OF EITHER SEX.] (a) A resident under the age of 16 may take a deer of either sex. This subdivision does not authorize the taking of an antlerless deer by another member of a party under subdivision 3. (b) This subdivision is repealed effective December 31, 1995. Sec. 7. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 to 3 are effective June 1, 1993. Presented to the governor May 17, 1993 Signed by the governor May 20, 1993, 2:02 p.m.