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                            CHAPTER 294-S.F.No. 2596 
                  An act relating to game and fish; providing an 
                  appropriation for emergency deer feeding; 
                  appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1994, 
                  section 97A.075, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 97A.075, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEER AND BEAR LICENSES.] (a) For purposes 
        of this subdivision, "deer license" means a license issued under 
        section 97A.475, subdivisions 2, clauses (4) and (5), and 3, 
        clauses (2) and (3).  
           (b) At least $2 from each deer license shall be used for 
        deer habitat improvement or deer management programs.  
           (c) At least $1 from each resident deer license and each 
        resident bear license shall be used for deer and bear management 
        programs, including a computerized licensing system.  Fifty 
        cents from each resident deer license is appropriated for 
        emergency deer feeding.  Money appropriated for emergency deer 
        feeding is available until expended.  When the unencumbered 
        balance in the appropriation for emergency deer feeding at the 
        end of a fiscal year exceeds $750,000, $750,000 is canceled to 
        the unappropriated balance of the game and fish fund and the 
        amount appropriated for emergency deer feeding is reduced to 25 
        cents from each resident deer license. 
           Sec. 2.  [APPROPRIATION.] 
           $750,000 is appropriated from the game and fish fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for emergency deer feeding in 
        areas of the state affected by severe weather.  This 
        appropriation is in addition to the appropriation in Laws 1995, 
        chapter 220, section 5, subdivision 7. 
           Sec. 3.  [DEER FEEDING STUDY.] 
           The commissioner, in consultation with the citizen 
        oversight committee appointed under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        97A.055, subdivision 4a, paragraph (b), clause (3), shall study 
        the costs associated with emergency deer feeding and shall 
        include the effect that the feeding project has on the deer 
        population. 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective July 1, 1997.  Section 2 is 
        effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor February 29, 1996 
           Signed by the governor March 1, 1996, 8:34 a.m.