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                             CHAPTER 57-S.F.No. 803 
                  An act relating to game and fish; requiring a fishing 
                  guide license on the St. Louis river estuary; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 97A.475, subdivision 
                  15; and 97C.311, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 15, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 15.  [LAKE SUPERIOR FISHING GUIDES.] The fee for a 
        license to operate a charter boat and guide anglers on Lake 
        Superior or the St. Louis river estuary is: 
           (1) for a resident, $35; 
           (2) for a nonresident, $140; or 
           (3) if another state charges a Minnesota resident a fee 
        greater than $140 for a Lake Superior or St. Louis river estuary 
        fishing guide license in that state, the nonresident fee for a 
        resident of that state is that greater fee.  
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97C.311, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [LICENSE REQUIRED.] A person may not 
        operate a charter boat and guide anglers on Lake Superior or the 
        St. Louis river estuary for compensation without a Lake Superior 
        fishing guide license.  For purposes of this subdivision and 
        section 97A.475, subdivision 15, "St. Louis river estuary" means 
        the United States Coast Guard navigable waters of the lower St. 
        Louis river to the Minnesota state highway No. 23 bridge. 
           Presented to the governor April 12, 1999 
           Signed by the governor April 15, 1999, 11:03 a.m.