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Minnesota Session Laws - 2000, Regular Session

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                            CHAPTER 463-H.F.No. 3046 
                  An act relating to natural resources; requiring 
                  certain reports; modifying duties of citizen oversight 
                  committees; modifying certain license fees; providing 
                  for wolf management; modifying use of lighted fishing 
                  lures; modifying disposition of payments in lieu of 
                  sales tax for lottery tickets; appropriating money; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 3.737, 
                  subdivision 1; 97A.055, subdivisions 4 and 4a; 
                  97A.331, by adding a subdivision; 97A.475, 
                  subdivisions 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, and 20; 
                  97A.485, subdivision 12; 97B.645; 97B.671, subdivision 
                  3, and by adding a subdivision; 97C.335, as amended; 
                  and 297A.44, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new 
                  law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 97B. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 3.737, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [COMPENSATION REQUIRED.] (a) 
        Notwithstanding section 3.736, subdivision 3, paragraph (e), or 
        any other law, a livestock owner shall be compensated by the 
        commissioner of agriculture for livestock that is destroyed by a 
        timber gray wolf or is so crippled by a timber gray wolf that it 
        must be destroyed.  The owner is entitled to the fair market 
        value of the destroyed livestock, not to exceed $750 per animal 
        destroyed, as determined by the commissioner, upon 
        recommendation of a university extension agent and or a 
        conservation officer.  
           (b) Either the agent or the conservation officer must make 
        a personal inspection of the site.  The agent or the 
        conservation officer must take into account factors in addition 
        to a visual identification of a carcass when making a 
        recommendation to the commissioner.  The commissioner, upon 
        recommendation of the agent and or conservation officer, shall 
        determine whether the livestock was destroyed by a timber gray 
        wolf and any deficiencies in the owner's adoption of the best 
        management practices developed in subdivision 5.  The 
        commissioner may authorize payment of claims only if the agent 
        and or the conservation officer have has recommended payment.  
        The owner shall file a claim on forms provided by the 
        commissioner and available at the university extension agent's 
        office. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.055, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [ANNUAL REPORTS.] (a) By November 15 each year, 
        the commissioner shall submit to the legislative committees 
        having jurisdiction over appropriations and the environment and 
        natural resources reports on each of the following: 
           (1) the amount of revenue from the following and purposes 
        for which expenditures were made: 
           (i) the small game license surcharge under section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 4; 
           (ii) the Minnesota migratory waterfowl stamp under section 
        97A.475, subdivision 5, clause (1); 
           (iii) the trout and salmon stamp under section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 10; 
           (iv) the pheasant stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 
        5, clause (2); and 
           (v) the turkey stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 5, 
        clause (3); 
           (2) the amounts available under section 97A.075, 
        subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c), and the purposes for 
        which these amounts were spent; and 
           (3) money credited to the game and fish fund under this 
        section and purposes for which expenditures were made from the 
        fund; 
           (4) outcome goals for the expenditures from the game and 
        fish fund; and 
           (5) summary and comments of citizen oversight committee 
        reviews under subdivision 4a. 
           (b) The report must include the commissioner's 
        recommendations, if any, for changes in the laws relating to the 
        stamps and surcharge referenced in paragraph (a). 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.055, 
        subdivision 4a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [CITIZEN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES.] (a) The 
        commissioner shall appoint committees of affected persons to 
        review the reports prepared under subdivision 4 and other 
        relevant information and make recommendations to the legislature 
        and the commissioner for improvements in the management and use 
        of money in the game and fish fund. 
           (b) The commissioner shall appoint the following committees:
           (1) a committee to review the annual game and fish fund 
        report and address general game and fish fund issues; 
           (2) a committee to address funding issues related to 
        fishing; 
           (3) a committee to review the report on the small game 
        license surcharge and the report required in subdivision 4, 
        paragraph (a), clause (2), and address funding issues related to 
        hunting; 
           (4) a committee to review the trout and salmon stamp report 
        and address funding issues related to trout and salmon; 
           (5) a committee to review the report on the migratory 
        waterfowl stamp and address funding issues related to migratory 
        waterfowl; 
           (6) a committee to review the report on the pheasant stamp 
        and address funding issues related to pheasants; and 
           (7) a committee to review the report on the turkey stamp 
        and address funding issues related to wild turkeys. 
           (c) The committees must make recommendations to the 
        commissioner for outcome goals from expenditures. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.331, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [GRAY WOLF.] A person who takes, harasses, 
        destroys, buys, sells, possesses, transports, or ships a gray 
        wolf in violation of the game and fish laws is guilty of a gross 
        misdemeanor. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [RESIDENT HUNTING.] Fees for the following 
        licenses, to be issued to residents only, are: 
           (1) for persons under age 65 to take small game, $10 $12; 
           (2) for persons age 65 or over, $5 $6; 
           (3) to take turkey, $16 $18; 
           (4) to take deer with firearms, $22 $25; 
           (5) to take deer by archery, $22 $25; 
           (6) to take moose, for a party of not more than six 
        persons, $275 $310; 
           (7) to take bear, $33 $38; 
           (8) to take elk, for a party of not more than two persons, 
        $220 $250; 
           (9) to take antlered deer in more than one zone, $44 $50; 
        and 
           (10) to take Canada geese during a special season, $3 $4.  
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [NONRESIDENT HUNTING.] Fees for the following 
        licenses, to be issued to nonresidents, are: 
           (1) to take small game, $56 $73; 
           (2) to take deer with firearms, $110 $125; 
           (3) to take deer by archery, $110 $125; 
           (4) to take bear, $165 $195; 
           (5) to take turkey, $56 $73; 
           (6) to take raccoon, bobcat, fox, coyote, or 
        lynx, $137.50 $155; 
           (7) to take antlered deer in more than one zone, $220 $250; 
        and 
           (8) to take Canada geese during a special season, $3 $4. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [RESIDENT FISHING.] Fees for the following 
        licenses, to be issued to residents only, are: 
           (1) to take fish by angling, for persons under age 
        65, $15 $17; 
           (2) to take fish by angling, for persons age 65 and over, 
        $5.50 $6.50; 
           (3) to take fish by angling, for a combined license for a 
        married couple, $20.50 $25; 
           (4) to take fish by spearing from a dark house, $15 $17; 
        and 
           (5) to take fish by angling for a 24-hour period selected 
        by the licensee, $8 $8.50. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [NONRESIDENT FISHING.] Fees for the following 
        licenses, to be issued to nonresidents, are: 
           (1) to take fish by angling, $31 $34; 
           (2) to take fish by angling limited to seven consecutive 
        days selected by the licensee, $21.50 $24; 
           (3) to take fish by angling for a 72-hour period selected 
        by the licensee, $18 $20; 
           (4) to take fish by angling for a combined license for a 
        family, $41.50 $46; 
           (5) to take fish by angling for a 24-hour period selected 
        by the licensee, $8 $8.50; and 
           (6) to take fish by angling for a combined license for a 
        married couple, limited to 14 consecutive days selected by one 
        of the licensees, $32 $35. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [MINNESOTA SPORTING.] The commissioner shall 
        issue Minnesota sporting licenses to residents only.  The 
        licensee may take fish by angling and small game.  The fee for 
        the license is:  
           (1) for an individual, $20 $23; and 
           (2) for a combined license for a married couple to take 
        fish and for one spouse to take small game, $27.50 $32.  
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [FISH HOUSES AND DARK HOUSES; RESIDENTS.] Fees 
        for the following licenses are: 
           (1) for a fish house or dark house that is not 
        rented, $10 $11.50; and 
           (2) for a fish house or dark house that is rented, $23 $26. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 12.  [FISH HOUSES; NONRESIDENT.] Fees for fish house 
        licenses for a nonresident are:  
           (1) annual, $31.50 $33; and 
           (2) seven consecutive days, $18.50 $19. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 13, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [NETTING WHITEFISH AND CISCOES FOR PERSONAL 
        CONSUMPTION.] The fee for a license to net whitefish and ciscoes 
        in inland lakes and international waters for personal 
        consumption is, for each net, $9 $10. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.475, 
        subdivision 20, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 20.  [TRAPPING LICENSE.] The fee for a license to 
        trap fur-bearing animals is: 
           (1) for persons over age 13 and under age 18, $5.50 $6; and 
           (2) for persons age 18 and older, $18 $20.  
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.485, 
        subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 12.  [YOUTH DEER LICENSE.] The commissioner may, for 
        a fee of $5 $5.50, issue to a resident under the age of 16 a 
        license, without a tag, to take deer with firearms.  A youth 
        holding a license issued under this subdivision may hunt under 
        the license only if accompanied by a licensed hunter who is at 
        least 18 years of age and possesses a valid tag.  A deer taken 
        by a youth holding a license issued under this subdivision must 
        be promptly tagged by the licensed hunter accompanying the 
        youth.  Section 97B.301, subdivision 6, does not apply to a 
        youth holding a license issued under this subdivision.  
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97B.645, is 
        amended to read: 
           97B.645 [GRAY WOLVES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [USE OF DOGS AND HORSES PROHIBITED; USE OF 
        GUARD ANIMALS.] Except as provided in this subdivision, a person 
        may not use a dog or horse to take a timber gray wolf.  A person 
        may use a guard animal to harass, repel, or destroy wolves to 
        protect a person's livestock, domestic animals, or pets.  A 
        person whose guard animal destroys a gray wolf under this 
        subdivision must protect all evidence and report the taking to a 
        conservation officer as soon as practicable but no later than 48 
        hours after the gray wolf is destroyed. 
           Subd. 2.  [PERMIT REQUIRED TO SNARE.] A person may not use 
        a snare to take a wolf except under a permit from the 
        commissioner.  
           Subd. 3.  [DESTROYING GRAY WOLVES IN DEFENSE OF HUMAN 
        LIFE.] A person may, at any time and without a permit, take a 
        gray wolf in defense of the person's own life or the life of 
        another.  A person who destroys a gray wolf under this 
        subdivision must protect all evidence and report the taking to a 
        conservation officer as soon as practicable but no later than 48 
        hours after the gray wolf is destroyed. 
           Subd. 4.  [HARASSMENT OF GRAY WOLVES.] To discourage gray 
        wolves from contact or association with people and domestic 
        animals, a person may, at any time and without a permit, harass 
        a gray wolf that is within 500 yards of people, buildings, dogs, 
        livestock, or other domestic pets and animals.  A gray wolf may 
        not be purposely attracted, tracked, or searched out for the 
        purpose of harassment.  Harassment that results in physical 
        injury to a gray wolf is prohibited. 
           Subd. 5.  [DESTROYING GRAY WOLVES THREATENING LIVESTOCK, 
        GUARD ANIMALS, OR DOMESTIC ANIMALS.] An owner of livestock, 
        guard animals, or domestic animals, and the owner's agents may, 
        at any time and without a permit, shoot or destroy a gray wolf 
        when the gray wolf is posing an immediate threat to livestock, a 
        guard animal, or a domestic animal located on property owned, 
        leased, or occupied by the owner of the livestock, guard animal, 
        or domestic animal.  A person who destroys a gray wolf under 
        this subdivision must protect all evidence and report the taking 
        to a conservation officer as soon as practicable but no later 
        than 48 hours after the gray wolf is destroyed. 
           Subd. 6.  [DESTROYING GRAY WOLVES THREATENING DOMESTIC 
        PETS.] An owner of a domestic pet may, at any time and without a 
        permit, shoot or destroy a gray wolf when the gray wolf is 
        posing an immediate threat to a domestic pet under the 
        supervision of the owner.  A person who destroys a gray wolf 
        under this subdivision must protect all evidence and report the 
        taking to a conservation officer as soon as practicable but no 
        later than 48 hours after the gray wolf is destroyed. 
           Subd. 7.  [INVESTIGATION OF REPORTED GRAY WOLF TAKINGS.] (a)
        In response to a reported gray wolf taking under subdivision 3, 
        5, or 6, the commissioner shall: 
           (1) investigate the reported taking; 
           (2) collect appropriate written and photographic 
        documentation of the circumstances and site of the taking, 
        including, but not limited to, documentation of animal husbandry 
        practices; 
           (3) confiscate salvageable remains of the gray wolf killed; 
        and 
           (4) dispose of any salvageable gray wolf remains 
        confiscated under this subdivision by sale or donation for 
        educational purposes. 
           (b) The commissioner shall produce monthly reports of 
        activities under this subdivision. 
           (c) In response to a reported gray wolf taking under 
        subdivision 5, the commissioner must notify the county extension 
        agent.  The county extension agent must recommend what, if any, 
        cost-conscious livestock best management practices and nonlethal 
        wolf depredation controls are needed to prevent future wolf 
        depredation.  Any best management practices recommended by the 
        county extension agent must be consistent with the best 
        management practices developed by the commissioner of 
        agriculture under section 3.737, subdivision 5. 
           Subd. 8.  [SHOOTING OR TRAPPING GRAY WOLVES TO PROTECT 
        LIVESTOCK, DOMESTIC ANIMALS, OR PETS IN ZONE B.] (a) 
        Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions 1 and 4 to 7, and 
        season and time of day restrictions in the game and fish laws, 
        but subject to the remaining provisions of the game and fish 
        laws, in zone B, a person may: 
           (1) shoot a gray wolf on land owned, leased, or managed by 
        the person at any time to protect the person's livestock, 
        domestic animals, or pets; or 
           (2) employ a predator controller certified under section 
        97B.671 to trap a gray wolf on land owned, leased, or managed by 
        the person or on land within one mile of the land owned, leased, 
        or managed by the person to protect the person's livestock, 
        domestic animals, or pets. 
           (b) The person must report the gray wolf shot or trapped 
        under this subdivision to a conservation officer as soon as 
        practicable but no later than 48 hours after the gray wolf was 
        shot or trapped.  The gray wolf must be disposed of as 
        prescribed by the commissioner. 
           Subd. 9.  [OPEN SEASON.] There shall be no open season for 
        gray wolves for five years after the gray wolf is delisted under 
        the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973.  After that time, 
        the commissioner may prescribe open seasons and restrictions for 
        taking gray wolves, but must provide opportunity for public 
        comment. 
           Subd. 10.  [RELEASE OF WOLF-DOG HYBRIDS AND CAPTIVE GRAY 
        WOLVES.] A person may not release a wolf-dog hybrid.  A person 
        may not release a captive gray wolf without a permit from the 
        commissioner. 
           Subd. 11.  [FEDERAL LAW.] Notwithstanding the provisions of 
        this section, a person may not take, harass, buy, sell, possess, 
        transport, or ship gray wolves in violation of federal law. 
           Subd. 12.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) For purposes of this section, 
        the terms used have the meanings given. 
           (b) "Guard animal" means a donkey, llama, dog, or other 
        domestic animal specifically bred, trained, and used to protect 
        livestock, domestic animals, or pets from gray wolf depredation. 
           (c) "Immediate threat" means the observed behavior of a 
        gray wolf in the act of stalking, attacking, or killing 
        livestock, a guard animal, or a domestic pet under the 
        supervision of the owner.  If a gray wolf is not observed 
        stalking or attacking, the presence of a gray wolf feeding on an 
        already dead animal whose death was not caused by gray wolves is 
        not an immediate threat. 
           (d) "Zone B" means all that part of Minnesota south and 
        west of a line beginning on state trunk highway No. 48 at the 
        eastern boundary of the state; thence westerly along state trunk 
        highway No. 48 to interstate highway No. 35; thence northerly on 
        interstate highway No. 35 to state highway No. 23; thence west 
        one-half mile on state highway No. 23 to state trunk highway No. 
        18; thence westerly along state trunk highway No. 18 to state 
        trunk highway No. 65; thence northerly on state trunk highway 
        No. 65 to state trunk highway No. 210; thence westerly along 
        state trunk highway No. 210 to state trunk highway No. 6; thence 
        northerly on state trunk highway No. 6 to Emily; thence westerly 
        along county state-aid highway No. 1, Crow Wing county, to 
        county state-aid highway No. 2, Cass county; thence westerly 
        along county state-aid highway No. 2 to Pine River; thence 
        northwesterly along state trunk highway No. 371 to Backus; 
        thence westerly along state trunk highway No. 87 to U.S. highway 
        No. 71; thence northerly along U.S. highway No. 71 to state 
        trunk highway No. 200; thence northwesterly along state trunk 
        highway No. 200 to county state-aid highway No. 2, Clearwater 
        county; thence northerly along county state-aid highway No. 2 to 
        Shevlin; thence along U.S. highway No. 2 to Bagley; thence 
        northerly along state trunk highway No. 92 to Gully; thence 
        northerly along county state-aid highway No. 2, Polk county, to 
        county state-aid highway No. 27, Pennington county; thence along 
        county state-aid highway No. 27 to state trunk highway No. 1; 
        thence easterly along state trunk highway No. 1 to county 
        state-aid highway No. 28, Pennington county; thence northerly 
        along county state-aid highway No. 28 to county state-aid 
        highway No. 54, Marshall county; thence northerly along county 
        state-aid highway No. 54 to Grygla; thence west and northerly 
        along state highway No. 89 to Roseau; thence northerly along 
        state trunk highway No. 310 to the Canadian border. 
           Sec. 16.  [97B.646] [GRAY WOLF MANAGEMENT PLAN.] 
           The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of 
        agriculture, shall adopt a gray wolf management plan that 
        includes goals to ensure the long-term survival of the gray wolf 
        in Minnesota, to reduce conflicts between gray wolves and 
        humans, to minimize depredation of livestock and domestic pets, 
        and to manage the ecological impact of wolves on prey species 
        and other predators. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97B.671, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PREDATOR CONTROL PAYMENTS.] The commissioner 
        shall pay a predator controller the amount the commissioner 
        prescribes for each predator taken.  The commissioner shall pay 
        at least $25 but not more than $60 for each wolf or coyote 
        taken.  The commissioner may require the predator controller to 
        submit proof of the taking and a signed statement concerning the 
        predators taken.  
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97B.671, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [GRAY WOLF CONTROL.] (a) The commissioner shall 
        provide a gray wolf control training program for certified 
        predator controllers participating in gray wolf control. 
           (b) After the gray wolf is delisted under the Federal 
        Endangered Species Act of 1973, in zone B, as defined under 
        section 97B.645, subdivision 12, if the commissioner, after 
        considering recommendations from an extension agent or 
        conservation officer, has verified that livestock, domestic 
        animals, or pets were destroyed by a gray wolf within the 
        previous five years, and if the livestock, domestic animal, or 
        pet owner requests gray wolf control, the commissioner shall 
        open a predator control area for gray wolves. 
           (c) After the gray wolf is delisted under the Federal 
        Endangered Species Act of 1973, in zone A, as defined under 
        paragraph (g), if the commissioner, after considering 
        recommendations from an extension agent or conservation officer, 
        verifies that livestock, domestic animals, or pets were 
        destroyed by a gray wolf, and if the livestock, domestic animal, 
        or pet owner requests gray wolf control, the commissioner shall 
        open a predator control area for gray wolves for up to 60 days. 
           (d) A predator control area opened for gray wolves may not 
        exceed a one-mile radius surrounding the damage site. 
           (e) The commissioner shall pay a certified gray wolf 
        predator controller $150 for each wolf taken.  The certified 
        gray wolf predator controller must dispose of unsalvageable 
        remains as directed by the commissioner.  All salvageable gray 
        wolf remains must be surrendered to the commissioner. 
           (f) The commissioner may, in consultation with the 
        commissioner of agriculture, develop a cooperative agreement for 
        gray wolf control activities with the United States Department 
        of Agriculture.  The cooperative agreement activities may 
        include, but not be limited to, gray wolf control, training for 
        state predator controllers, and control monitoring and 
        recordkeeping. 
           (g) For the purposes of this subdivision, "zone A" means 
        that portion of the state lying outside of zone B, as defined 
        under section 97B.645, subdivision 12. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97C.335, as 
        amended by Laws 2000, chapter 308, section 1, is amended to read:
           97C.335 [USE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS TO TAKE FISH PROHIBITED.] 
           A person may not use artificial lights to lure or attract 
        fish or to see fish in the water while spearing, except that an 
        angler may use a lighted fishing lure while angling, a person 
        may affix to the end of a fishing line a lighted artificial bait 
        with hooks attached.  Any battery that is used in lighted 
        fishing lures cannot contain any intentionally introduced 
        mercury. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 297A.44, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) to 
        (d) (f), all revenues, including interest and penalties, derived 
        from the excise and use taxes imposed by sections 297A.01 to 
        297A.44 shall be deposited by the commissioner in the state 
        treasury and credited to the general fund.  
           (b) All excise and use taxes derived from sales and use of 
        property and services purchased for the construction and 
        operation of an agricultural resource project, from and after 
        the date on which a conditional commitment for a loan guaranty 
        for the project is made pursuant to section 41A.04, subdivision 
        3, shall be deposited in the Minnesota agricultural and economic 
        account in the special revenue fund.  The commissioner of 
        finance shall certify to the commissioner the date on which the 
        project received the conditional commitment.  The amount 
        deposited in the loan guaranty account shall be reduced by any 
        refunds and by the costs incurred by the department of revenue 
        to administer and enforce the assessment and collection of the 
        taxes. 
           (c) All revenues, including interest and penalties, derived 
        from the excise and use taxes imposed on sales and purchases 
        included in section 297A.01, subdivision 3, paragraphs (d) and 
        (k), clauses (1) and (2), must be deposited by the commissioner 
        in the state treasury, and credited as follows: 
           (1) first to the general obligation special tax bond debt 
        service account in each fiscal year the amount required by 
        section 16A.661, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); and 
           (2) after the requirements of clause (1) have been met, the 
        balance must be credited to the general fund. 
           (d) The revenues, including interest and penalties, 
        collected under section 297A.135, subdivision 5, shall be 
        deposited by the commissioner in the state treasury and credited 
        to the general fund.  By July 15 of each year the commissioner 
        shall transfer to the highway user tax distribution fund an 
        amount equal to the excess fees collected under section 
        297A.135, subdivision 5, for the previous calendar year. 
           (e) 97 percent of the revenues, including interest and 
        penalties, transmitted to the commissioner under section 
        297A.259, must be deposited by the commissioner in the state 
        treasury as follows: 
           (1) 50 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the 
        heritage enhancement account in the game and fish fund, and may 
        be spent only on activities that improve, enhance, or protect 
        fish and wildlife resources, including conservation, 
        restoration, and enhancement of land, water, and other natural 
        resources of the state; 
           (2) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the 
        natural resources fund, and may be spent only for state parks 
        and trails; 
           (3) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the 
        natural resources fund, and may be spent only on metropolitan 
        park and trail grants; 
           (4) three percent of the receipts must be deposited in the 
        natural resources fund, and may be spent only on local trail 
        grants; and 
           (5) two percent of the receipts must be deposited in the 
        natural resources fund, and may be spent only for the Minnesota 
        zoological garden, the Como park zoo and conservatory, and the 
        Duluth zoo. 
           (f) The revenue dedicated under paragraph (e) may not be 
        used as a substitute for traditional sources of funding for the 
        purposes specified, but the dedicated revenue shall supplement 
        traditional sources of funding for those purposes.  Land 
        acquired with money deposited in the game and fish fund under 
        paragraph (e) must be open to public hunting and fishing during 
        the open season.  At least 87 percent of the money deposited in 
        the game and fish fund for improvement, enhancement, or 
        protection of fish and wildlife resources under paragraph (e) 
        must be allocated for field operations. 
           Sec. 21. [REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE.] 
           The commissioner of natural resources must submit a report 
        to the chairs of the senate and house environment and natural 
        resources policy and funding committees by October 1, 2000.  The 
        report must provide recommendations on appropriations needed to 
        accomplish the gray wolf management plan. 
           Sec. 22. [REVISOR INSTRUCTION.] 
           The revisor of statutes shall change the phrase "timber 
        wolf" wherever it appears in Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota 
        Rules to "gray wolf." 
           Sec. 23.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL FUND.] (a) $1,565,000 in fiscal 
        year 2001 is appropriated from the general fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for fish and wildlife 
        management.  This is a one-time appropriation. 
           (b) $500,000 in fiscal year 2001 is appropriated from the 
        general fund to the commissioner of natural resources for 
        expansion of the walleye stocking program.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation.  In the next biennium, this amount shall be added 
        as a base appropriation from revenue deposited in the game and 
        fish fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.44, subdivision 
        1. 
           Subd. 2.  [GAME AND FISH FUND.] (a) $3,591,000 in fiscal 
        year 2001 is appropriated from the game and fish fund to the 
        commissioner of natural resources for fish and wildlife 
        management.  At least 87 percent of this appropriation must be 
        allocated for field operations. 
           (b) $825,000 in fiscal year 2001 from the game and fish 
        fund is for enforcement of natural resources laws. 
           (c) $12,304,000 in fiscal year 2001 is appropriated from 
        the heritage enhancement account in the game and fish fund to 
        the commissioner of natural resources for game and fish projects 
        on public and private lands.  This is a one-time appropriation 
        and is from the revenue deposited to the game and fish fund 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.44, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (e), clause (1), and is subject to the restrictions 
        contained in paragraph (e). 
           Subd. 3.  [NATURAL RESOURCES FUND.] (a) $4,537,000 in 
        fiscal year 2001 is appropriated from the natural resources fund 
        to the commissioner of natural resources for state park and 
        recreation area operations.  First priority for money 
        appropriated in this paragraph must be to restore camping 
        activities during September and May at state parks where the 
        camping season has been restricted due to budget shortfalls.  
        This is a one-time appropriation and is from the revenue 
        deposited to the natural resources fund under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.44, subdivision 1, paragraph (e), clause 
        (2). 
           (b) $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2001 is appropriated from the 
        natural resources fund to the commissioner of natural resources 
        for state trail operations.  This is a one-time appropriation 
        and is from the revenue deposited to the natural resources fund 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.44, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (e), clause (2). 
           (c) $5,537,000 in fiscal year 2001 is appropriated from the 
        natural resources fund to the commissioner of natural resources 
        for payment of a grant to the metropolitan council for 
        metropolitan area regional parks and trails maintenance and 
        operations.  This is a one-time appropriation and is from the 
        revenue deposited to the natural resources fund under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.44, subdivision 1, paragraph (e), clause 
        (3). 
           (d) $738,000 in fiscal year 2001 is appropriated from the 
        natural resources fund to the commissioner of natural resources 
        for trail grants to local units of government on land to be 
        maintained for at least 20 years for the purposes of the grant.  
        This is a one-time appropriation and is from the revenue 
        deposited to the natural resources fund under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 297A.44, subdivision 1, paragraph (e), clause 
        (4). 
           (e) $492,000 in fiscal year 2001 is appropriated from the 
        natural resources fund to the commissioner of natural resources 
        for grants of $164,000 each to the Minnesota zoological garden, 
        the city of St. Paul for the Como Zoo and Conservatory, and the 
        city of Duluth for the Duluth Zoo.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation and is from the revenue deposited to the natural 
        resources fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.44, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (e), clause (5). 
           Sec. 24.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective July 1, 2001.  Sections 5 to 14 are 
        effective March 1, 2001. 
           Presented to the governor May 11, 2000 
           Signed by the governor May 15, 2000, 10:49 a.m.

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