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                            CHAPTER 185-H.F.No. 1487 
                  An act relating to natural resources; modifying 
                  provisions rendered obsolete by the electronic 
                  licensing system; modifying the disposition of certain 
                  taxes and proceeds; clarifying certain licensing and 
                  training requirements; providing for removal of 
                  submerged vehicles; modifying watercraft license and 
                  title provisions; clarifying sale of live animals and 
                  animal portions; modifying rulemaking authority; 
                  modifying certain license revocation provisions; 
                  clarifying taxidermy and bow fishing provisions; 
                  modifying fish house requirements; repealing certain 
                  fleeing provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, 
                  sections 6.48; 84.788, subdivisions 3 and 4; 84.796; 
                  84.798, subdivisions 3 and 5; 84.82, subdivision 2; 
                  84.83, subdivisions 3 and 5; 84.862, subdivisions 1 
                  and 2; 84.872, subdivision 1; 84.922, subdivisions 2 
                  and 3; 86B.401, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4; 86B.705, 
                  subdivision 2; 86B.820, subdivision 13; 86B.825, 
                  subdivision 1; 86B.830, subdivision 1; 97A.065, 
                  subdivision 2; 97A.105, subdivisions 4 and 9; 97A.421, 
                  subdivision 1; 97A.425, subdivision 1; 97A.441, 
                  subdivision 1; 97A.512; 97B.055, subdivision 2; 
                  97C.355, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; and 
                  297A.94; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
                  Statutes, chapter 86B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 
                  2000, sections 84.792; and 84.801. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 6.48, is 
        amended to read: 
           6.48 [EXAMINATION OF COUNTIES; COST, FEES.] 
           All the powers and duties conferred and imposed upon the 
        state auditor shall be exercised and performed by the state 
        auditor in respect to the offices, institutions, public 
        property, and improvements of several counties of the state.  At 
        least once in each year, if funds and personnel permit, the 
        state auditor shall visit, without previous notice, each county 
        and make a thorough examination of all accounts and records 
        relating to the receipt and disbursement of the public funds and 
        the custody of the public funds, including the game and fish 
        funds, and other property.  The state auditor shall prescribe 
        and install systems of accounts and financial reports that shall 
        be uniform, so far as practicable, for the same class of 
        offices.  A copy of the report of such examination shall be 
        filed and be subject to public inspection in the office of the 
        state auditor and another copy in the office of the auditor of 
        the county thus examined.  The state auditor may accept the 
        records and audit, or any part thereof, of the department of 
        human services in lieu of examination of the county social 
        welfare funds, if such audit has been made within any period 
        covered by the state auditor's audit of the other records of the 
        county.  If any such examination shall disclose malfeasance, 
        misfeasance, or nonfeasance in any office of such county, such 
        report shall be filed with the county attorney of the county, 
        and the county attorney shall institute such civil and criminal 
        proceedings as the law and the protection of the public 
        interests shall require.  
           The county receiving such examination, and the division of 
        game and fish of the department of natural resources of the 
        state of Minnesota, in the case of the examination of the game 
        and fish funds, shall pay to the state general fund, 
        notwithstanding the provisions of section 16A.125, the total 
        cost and expenses of such examinations, including the salaries 
        paid to the examiners while actually engaged in making such 
        examination.  The state auditor on deeming it advisable may bill 
        counties, having a population of 200,000 or over, monthly for 
        services rendered and the officials responsible for approving 
        and paying claims shall cause said bill to be promptly paid.  
        The general fund shall be credited with all collections made for 
        any such examinations.  
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.788, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPLICATION; ISSUANCE; REPORTS.] (a) Application 
        for registration or continued registration must be made to the 
        commissioner or an authorized deputy registrar of motor vehicles 
        on in a form prescribed by the commissioner.  The form must 
        state the name and address of every owner of the off-highway 
        motorcycle and must be signed by at least one owner. 
           (b) A person who purchases from a retail dealer an 
        off-highway motorcycle that is intended to be operated on public 
        lands or waters shall make application for registration to the 
        dealer at the point of sale.  The dealer shall issue a temporary 
        ten-day registration permit to each purchaser who applies to the 
        dealer for registration.  The dealer shall submit the completed 
        registration applications and fees to the deputy registrar at 
        least once each week.  No fee may be charged by a dealer to a 
        purchaser for providing the temporary permit. 
           (c) Upon receipt of the application and the appropriate 
        fee, the commissioner or deputy registrar shall issue to the 
        applicant, or provide to the dealer, a 60-day temporary receipt 
        and shall assign a registration number that must be affixed to 
        the motorcycle in a manner prescribed by the commissioner.  A 
        dealer subject to paragraph (b) shall provide the registration 
        materials and temporary receipt to the purchaser within the 
        ten-day temporary permit period. 
           (d) The commissioner shall develop a registration system to 
        register vehicles under this section.  A deputy registrar of 
        motor vehicles acting under section 168.33, is also a deputy 
        registrar of off-highway motorcycles.  The commissioner of 
        natural resources in agreement with the commissioner of public 
        safety may prescribe the accounting and procedural requirements 
        necessary to ensure efficient handling of registrations and 
        registration fees.  Deputy registrars shall strictly comply with 
        the accounting and procedural requirements.  A fee of $2 in 
        addition to other fees prescribed by law is charged for each 
        off-highway motorcycle registered by: 
           (1) a deputy registrar and must be deposited in the 
        treasury of the jurisdiction where the deputy is appointed, or 
        kept if the deputy is not a public official; or 
           (2) the commissioner and must be deposited in the state 
        treasury and credited to the off-highway motorcycle account. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.788, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [REGISTRATION CARD; SIGNATURE; REPLACEMENT FEE.] 
        The commissioner shall provide to the registrant a registration 
        card that includes the registration number, the date of 
        registration, the make and serial number of the off-highway 
        motorcycle, the owner's name and address, and additional 
        information the commissioner may require.  The registration is 
        not valid unless signed by at least one owner.  Information 
        concerning registrations must be kept by the commissioner.  Upon 
        a satisfactory showing that the registration card has been lost 
        or destroyed, the commissioner shall issue a replacement 
        registration card upon payment of a fee of $4.  The fees 
        collected from replacement registration cards must be credited 
        to the off-highway motorcycle account. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.796, is 
        amended to read: 
           84.796 [PENALTIES.] 
           (a) A person who violates a provision of section 84.788, 
        84.789, 84.792, 84.793, or 84.795 is guilty of a misdemeanor. 
           (b) A person who violates a provision of a rule adopted 
        under section 84.79 is guilty of a petty misdemeanor. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.798, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPLICATION; ISSUANCE.] Application for 
        registration or continued registration must be made to the 
        commissioner, or an authorized deputy registrar of motor 
        vehicles on in a form prescribed by the commissioner.  The form 
        must state the name and address of every owner of the off-road 
        vehicle and must be signed by at least one owner.  Upon receipt 
        of the application and the appropriate fee, the commissioner 
        shall register the off-road vehicle and assign a registration 
        number that must be affixed to the vehicle in accordance with 
        subdivision 4.  A deputy registrar of motor vehicles acting 
        under section 168.33 is also a deputy registrar of off-road 
        vehicles.  The commissioner of natural resources in cooperation 
        with the commissioner of public safety may prescribe the 
        accounting and procedural requirements necessary to ensure 
        efficient handling of registrations and registration fees.  
        Deputy registrars shall strictly comply with the accounting and 
        procedural requirements.  A fee of $2 in addition to other fees 
        prescribed by law must be charged for each off-road vehicle 
        registered by: 
           (1) a deputy registrar and must be deposited in the 
        treasury of the jurisdiction where the deputy is appointed, or 
        retained if the deputy is not a public official; or 
           (2) the commissioner and must be deposited in the state 
        treasury and credited to the off-road vehicle account. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.798, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [REGISTRATION CARD; SIGNATURE; REPLACEMENT FEE.] 
        The commissioner shall provide to the registrant a registration 
        card that includes the registration number, date of expiration, 
        make and serial number of the off-road vehicle, owner's name and 
        address, and additional information the commissioner may 
        require.  The registration is not valid unless signed by at 
        least one owner.  Information concerning each registration must 
        be kept by the commissioner.  If a registration card is lost or 
        destroyed, the commissioner shall issue a replacement 
        registration card on payment of a fee of $4.  The fees collected 
        from replacement registration cards must be credited to the 
        off-road vehicle account in the natural resources fund. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.82, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION, ISSUANCE, REPORTS, ADDITIONAL FEE.] 
        (a) Application for registration or reregistration shall be made 
        to the commissioner of natural resources, or the commissioner of 
        public safety or an authorized deputy registrar of motor 
        vehicles in such form as the commissioner of public safety shall 
        prescribe, and shall state the legal name and address of every 
        owner of the snowmobile and be signed by at least one owner.  
           (b) A person who purchases a snowmobile from a retail 
        dealer shall make application for registration to the dealer at 
        the point of sale.  The dealer shall issue a temporary 
        registration permit to each purchaser who applies to the dealer 
        for registration.  The temporary registration is valid for 60 
        days from the date of issue.  Each retail dealer shall submit 
        completed registration and fees to the deputy registrar at least 
        once a week.  Upon receipt of the application and the 
        appropriate fee as hereinafter provided, such snowmobile shall 
        be registered and a registration number assigned which shall be 
        affixed to the snowmobile in a clearly visible and permanent 
        manner for enforcement purposes as the commissioner of natural 
        resources shall prescribe.  The registration is not valid unless 
        signed by at least one owner. 
           (c) Each deputy registrar of motor vehicles acting pursuant 
        to section 168.33, shall also be a deputy registrar of 
        snowmobiles.  The commissioner of natural resources in agreement 
        with the commissioner of public safety may prescribe the 
        accounting and procedural requirements necessary to assure 
        efficient handling of registrations and registration fees.  
        Deputy registrars shall strictly comply with these accounting 
        and procedural requirements.  
           (d) A fee of $2 in addition to that otherwise prescribed by 
        law shall be charged for: 
           (1) each snowmobile registered by the registrar or a deputy 
        registrar and the additional fee shall be disposed of in the 
        manner provided in section 168.33, subdivision 2; or 
           (2) each snowmobile registered by the commissioner and the 
        additional fee shall be deposited in the state treasury and 
        credited to the snowmobile trails and enforcement account in the 
        natural resources fund.  
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.83, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PURPOSES FOR THE ACCOUNT.] The money deposited 
        in the account and interest earned on that money may be expended 
        only as appropriated by law for the following purposes:  
           (1) for a grant-in-aid program to counties and 
        municipalities for construction and maintenance of snowmobile 
        trails, including maintenance of trails on lands and waters of 
        Voyageurs National Park; 
           (2) for acquisition, development, and maintenance of state 
        recreational snowmobile trails; 
           (3) for snowmobile safety programs; and 
           (4) for the administration and enforcement of sections 
        84.81 to 84.90 84.91.  
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.83, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [FINES AND FORFEITED BAIL.] The disposition of 
        fines and forfeited bail collected from prosecutions of 
        violations of sections 84.81 to 84.91 or rules adopted 
        thereunder, and violations of section 169A.20 that involve 
        off-road recreational vehicles, as defined in section 169A.03, 
        subdivision 16, are governed by section 97A.065. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.862, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT SAFETY TRAINING.] 
        (a) Effective October 1, 1998, any resident born after December 
        31, 1979, who operates a snowmobile in Minnesota, must possess: 
           (1) a valid snowmobile safety certificate or; 
           (2) a driver's license that has a valid snowmobile 
        qualification indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 
        12; or 
           (3) an identification card with that has a valid snowmobile 
        qualification indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 
        12.  
           (b) The certificate or qualification indicator may only be 
        issued upon successful completion of a course authorized under 
        section 84.86 or.  Either the youth course under this 
        subdivision or the adult course under subdivision 2 if the 
        person is may be completed by persons 16 years of age or older. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.862, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ADULT SAFETY TRAINING.] (a) Effective October 1, 
        2002, any resident born after December 31, 1976, and before 
        December 31, 1983, who operates a snowmobile in Minnesota, must 
        possess: 
           (1) a valid operator's permit or snowmobile safety 
        certificate; 
           (2) a driver's license that has a valid snowmobile 
        qualification indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 
        12; or 
           (3) an identification card with that has a valid snowmobile 
        qualification indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 
        12, showing. 
           (b) The certificate or qualification indicator may only be 
        issued upon successful completion of a safety course designed 
        for adults or persons 16 years of age or older.  Whenever 
        possible, the safety course shall include a riding component 
        that stresses stopping distances. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.872, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [RESTRICTIONS ON OPERATION.] (a) 
        Notwithstanding anything in section 84.87 to the contrary, no 
        person under 14 years of age shall make a direct crossing of a 
        trunk, county state-aid, or county highway as the operator of a 
        snowmobile, or operate a snowmobile upon a street or highway 
        within a municipality. 
           A person 14 years of age or older, but less than 18 years 
        of age, may make a direct crossing of a trunk, county state-aid, 
        or county highway only if the person has in immediate possession:
           (1) a valid snowmobile safety certificate issued by the 
        commissioner or; 
           (2) a driver's license that has a valid snowmobile 
        qualification indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 
        12; or 
           (3) an identification card with that has a valid snowmobile 
        qualification indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 
        12. 
           (b) Notwithstanding section 84.862, no person under the age 
        of 14 years shall operate a snowmobile on any public land, 
        public easements, or water or grant-in-aid trail unless 
        accompanied by one of the following listed persons on the same 
        or an accompanying snowmobile, or on a device towed by the same 
        or an accompanying snowmobile:  the person's parent, legal 
        guardian, or other person 18 years of age or older designated by 
        the parent or guardian.  However, a person 12 years of age or 
        older but under the age of 14 years may operate a snowmobile on 
        public lands, public easements, and waters or a grant-in-aid 
        trail if the person has in immediate possession a valid 
        snowmobile safety certificate issued by the commissioner or an 
        identification card with a valid snowmobile qualification 
        indicator issued under section 171.07, subdivision 12.  
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.922, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION, ISSUANCE, REPORTS.] (a) Application 
        for registration or continued registration shall be made to the 
        commissioner of natural resources, the commissioner of public 
        safety or an authorized deputy registrar of motor vehicles on in 
        a form prescribed by the commissioner.  The form must state the 
        name and address of every owner of the vehicle and be signed by 
        at least one owner.  
           (b) A person who purchases an all-terrain vehicle from a 
        retail dealer shall make application for registration to the 
        dealer at the point of sale.  The dealer shall issue a temporary 
        ten-day registration permit to each purchaser who applies to the 
        dealer for registration.  The dealer shall submit the completed 
        registration application and fees to the deputy registrar at 
        least once each week.  No fee may be charged by a dealer to a 
        purchaser for providing the temporary permit. 
           (c) Upon receipt of the application and the appropriate 
        fee, the commissioner or deputy registrar shall issue to the 
        applicant, or provide to the dealer, a 60-day temporary receipt 
        and shall assign a registration number that must be affixed to 
        the vehicle in a manner prescribed by the commissioner.  A 
        dealer subject to paragraph (b) shall provide the registration 
        materials and temporary receipt to the purchaser within the 
        ten-day temporary permit period.  The commissioner shall use the 
        snowmobile registration system to register vehicles under this 
        section.  
           (d) Each deputy registrar of motor vehicles acting under 
        section 168.33, is also a deputy registrar of all-terrain 
        vehicles.  The commissioner of natural resources in agreement 
        with the commissioner of public safety may prescribe the 
        accounting and procedural requirements necessary to assure 
        efficient handling of registrations and registration fees. 
        Deputy registrars shall strictly comply with the accounting and 
        procedural requirements.  
           (e) A fee of $2 in addition to other fees prescribed by law 
        shall be charged for each vehicle registered by: 
           (1) a deputy registrar and shall be deposited in the 
        treasury of the jurisdiction where the deputy is appointed, or 
        retained if the deputy is not a public official; or 
           (2) the commissioner and shall be deposited to the state 
        treasury and credited to the all-terrain vehicle account in the 
        natural resources fund. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 84.922, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [REGISTRATION CARD; SIGNATURE.] The commissioner 
        shall provide to the registrant a registration card that 
        includes the registration number, the date of registration, the 
        make and serial number of the vehicle, the owner's name and 
        address, and additional information the commissioner may require.
        Information concerning each registration shall be retained by 
        the commissioner.  The registration is not valid unless signed 
        by at least one owner.  Upon a satisfactory showing that the 
        registration card has been lost or destroyed the commissioner 
        shall issue a replacement registration card upon payment of a 
        fee of $4.  The fees collected from replacement registration 
        cards shall be deposited in the all-terrain vehicle account in 
        the natural resources fund.  
           Sec. 15.  [86B.107] [REMOVAL OF SUBMERGED VEHICLES FROM 
        WATERS OF THE STATE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) For purposes of this 
        section, "vehicle" means a motor vehicle as defined in section 
        97A.015, subdivision 32, or a watercraft as defined in section 
        86B.005, subdivision 18. 
           (b) For purposes of this section, "owner" means the 
        registered owner, last registered owner, or legal owner of a 
        vehicle if the vehicle is not registered. 
           Subd. 2.  [RESPONSIBILITY FOR REMOVAL.] (a) The owner of a 
        submerged vehicle is responsible for removing the vehicle from 
        waters of the state, unless the vehicle is permitted or 
        otherwise exempt from removal.  Removal must be completed within 
        30 days of the vehicle entering the water or being discovered in 
        the water, unless the owner is notified in writing by the 
        political subdivision having jurisdiction that the removal must 
        be completed sooner.  Upon request of the political subdivision 
        the commissioner may extend the 30-day time period for removal. 
           (b) The owner of the vehicle shall report that the vehicle 
        is submerged in a body of water.  The owner shall report the 
        date and the circumstances surrounding the submergence to the 
        sheriff of the county where the body of water is located within 
        48 hours of the vehicle entering the water. 
           (c) If the vehicle is not removed according to paragraph 
        (a), the political subdivision in whose jurisdiction the lake or 
        watercourse is located shall remove the vehicle.  The owner of 
        the vehicle is subject to a civil penalty of not less than twice 
        nor more than five times the costs incurred by the political 
        subdivision to remove, process, and dispose of the vehicle.  
        Civil penalties imposed under this section may be enforced and 
        distributed as provided in section 115A.99. 
           (d) The owner of a submerged vehicle is not responsible for 
        removal of the vehicle if the vehicle was used without the 
        owner's knowledge.  This includes, but is not limited to, the 
        operation of a vehicle that was under the control of a member of 
        the owner's household.  If the driver or operator of the vehicle 
        is known, the driver or operator is responsible for removing the 
        vehicle according to this section. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86B.401, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION.] (a) A person may apply to 
        the commissioner of natural resources, the commissioner of 
        public safety, or an authorized deputy registrar of motor 
        vehicles to license a watercraft in a form as prescribed by the 
        commissioner of public safety.  
           (b) The application must state the names and addresses of 
        all owners of the watercraft and be signed by at least one owner.
           (c) The installation or presence of a marine toilet in a 
        watercraft must be indicated by the owner upon application for 
        licensing of the watercraft or marine conveyance, and a license 
        for watercraft bearing a marine toilet may not be issued except 
        upon certification by the owner of the installation of an 
        acceptable retention device for use with the marine toilet.  
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86B.401, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [LICENSING.] The license agent shall register the 
        watercraft on receiving an application and the license fee.  A 
        license and registration sticker with a registration number 
        shall be issued and must be affixed to the watercraft as 
        prescribed by the commissioner of natural resources.  The 
        license is not valid unless signed by at least one owner. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86B.401, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [LICENSE NUMBER.] Each watercraft must be 
        assigned a license number.  The license number assigned a 
        watercraft shall may remain the same if continually renewed even 
        if not renewed in consecutive years.  The owner of a watercraft 
        must purchase the watercraft license numbers assigned and affix 
        the license numbers as prescribed by the commissioner.  
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86B.705, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [FINES AND BAIL MONEY.] (a) All fines, 
        installment payments, and forfeited bail money collected from 
        persons convicted of violations of this chapter or rules adopted 
        thereunder, or of a violation of section 169A.20 involving a 
        motorboat, shall be paid to the county treasurer of the county 
        where the violation occurred by the court administrator or other 
        person collecting the money within 15 days after the last day of 
        the month the money was collected.  
           (b) One-half of the receipts shall be credited to the 
        general revenue fund of the county.  The other one-half of the 
        receipts shall be transmitted by the county treasurer to the 
        commissioner of natural resources to be deposited in the state 
        treasury and credited to the water recreation account for the 
        purpose of boat and water safety.  
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86B.820, 
        subdivision 13, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [TITLED WATERCRAFT.] "Titled watercraft" means a 
        watercraft required to have a certificate of title under section 
        86B.825, subdivision 1, or; a watercraft for which a certificate 
        of title has been issued under section 86B.825, subdivision 3; 
        or a watercraft previously issued a certificate of title or 
        similar document from another jurisdiction.  
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86B.825, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENT.] Except as provided in 
        subdivision 2, a watercraft used on the waters of the state must 
        have a certificate of title if: 
           (1) the watercraft is owned by a resident of this state and 
        is kept in the state for more than 90 consecutive days; or 
           (2) the watercraft is kept in the state for more than 60 
        consecutive days and has not been issued a certificate of title 
        or similar document from another jurisdiction.  
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 86B.830, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION.] The owner of a titled 
        watercraft must apply for the first certificate of title of a 
        watercraft in this state to the commissioner or a deputy 
        registrar on a form prescribed by the commissioner.  The 
        appropriate fee under section 86B.870 must accompany the 
        application.  The application must be signed by the owner and 
        contain: 
           (1) the full names, dates of birth, and addresses of owners 
        who are natural persons and the full names and addresses of 
        other owners; 
           (2) a description of the watercraft including its make, 
        model, year, length, the principal material used in 
        construction, and the builder's or manufacturer's hull 
        identification number, and the manufacturer's inboard engine 
        serial number; 
           (3) the date of purchase by the applicant, the name and 
        address of the person from whom the watercraft was acquired; 
           (4) the name and address of the person who is to possess 
        the title and any conditions of possession; and 
           (5) other information required by the commissioner to 
        determine whether the owner is entitled to a certificate of 
        title and whether security interests exist in the watercraft. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.065, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [FINES AND FORFEITED BAIL.] (a) Fines and 
        forfeited bail collected from prosecutions of violations of:  
        the game and fish laws or rules adopted thereunder; sections 
        84.091 to 84.15 or rules adopted thereunder; sections 84.81 to 
        84.91 or rules adopted thereunder; section 169A.20, when the 
        violation involved an off-road recreational vehicle as defined 
        in section 169A.03, subdivision 16; chapter 348; and any other 
        law relating to wild animals or aquatic vegetation, must be paid 
        to the treasurer of the county where the violation is 
        prosecuted.  The county treasurer shall submit one-half of the 
        receipts to the commissioner and credit the balance to the 
        county general revenue fund except as provided in paragraphs 
        (b), (c), and (d).  In a county in a judicial district under 
        section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), as added in Laws 
        1999, chapter 216, article 7, section 26, the share that would 
        otherwise go to the county under this paragraph must be 
        submitted to the state treasurer for deposit in the state 
        treasury and credited to the general fund. 
           (b) The commissioner must reimburse a county, from the game 
        and fish fund, for the cost of keeping prisoners prosecuted for 
        violations under this section if the county board, by 
        resolution, directs:  (1) the county treasurer to submit all 
        fines and forfeited bail to the commissioner; and (2) the county 
        auditor to certify and submit monthly itemized statements to the 
        commissioner.  
           (c) The county treasurer shall submit one-half of the 
        receipts collected under paragraph (a) from prosecutions of 
        violations of sections 84.81 to 84.91 or rules adopted 
        thereunder, and 169A.20, except receipts that are surcharges 
        imposed under section 357.021, subdivision 6, to the 
        commissioner and credit the balance to the county general fund.  
        The commissioner shall credit these receipts to the snowmobile 
        trails and enforcement account in the natural resources fund. 
           (d) The county treasurer shall indicate the amount of the 
        receipts that are surcharges imposed under section 357.021, 
        subdivision 6, and shall submit all of those receipts to the 
        state treasurer. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.105, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [SALE OF LIVE ANIMALS.] (a) A sale of live 
        animals from a licensed fur or game farm is not valid unless the 
        animals are delivered to the purchaser or they are identified 
        and kept separately.  
           (b) Live animals sold through auction or through a broker 
        are considered to be sold by the game farm licensee. 
           (c) The sale agreement or contract must be in writing. The 
        licensee must notify a purchaser of the death of an animal 
        within 30 days and of the number of increase before July 20 of 
        each year.  
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.105, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [RULES.] The commissioner may adopt rules for: 
           (1) the issuance of game farm licenses; 
           (2) the inspection of game farm facilities; 
           (3) the acquisition and disposal of game farm animals; and 
           (4) record keeping and reporting by game farm licensees, 
        including transactions handled by auction or broker. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.421, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] (a) The annual 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; 
           (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; 
           (4) two or more misdemeanor convictions occur within a 
        three-year period under a private fish hatchery license; or 
           (5) the conviction occurs under a license not described in 
        clause (1), (2), or (4) or is for a violation of section 97A.425 
        not described in clause (3); or 
           (6) the conviction is related to assisting a person in the 
        illegal taking, transportation, or possession of wild animals, 
        when acting as a hunting or angling guide.  
           (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 or take wild animals under a 
        lifetime license, issued under section 97A.473 or 97A.474, 
        relating to the game and fish law violation.  
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.425, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENT LICENSE AND RECORD 
        REQUIREMENTS.] (a) A person must have the required to have a 
        license under the game and fish laws to buy or sell wild 
        animals, to tan animal hides or dress raw furs, or to mount 
        specimens of wild animals, and must keep complete records of all 
        transactions and activities covered by the license and submit 
        reports to the commissioner.  
           (b) A person is not required to be licensed to tan animal 
        hides or dress raw furs or to mount specimens of wild animals if 
        the person is not compensated for the service. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.441, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ANGLING AND SPEARING; DISABLED RESIDENTS.] 
        Licenses to take fish by angling or spearing shall be issued 
        without a fee to a resident that who is: 
           (1) blind; 
           (2) a recipient of supplemental security income for the 
        aged, blind, and disabled; 
           (3) a recipient of social security aid to the disabled 
        under United States Code, title 42, section 416, paragraph 
        (i)(l) or section 423(d); or 
           (4) is a recipient of workers' compensation based on a 
        finding of total and permanent disability; or 
           (5) 65 years of age or older and was qualified under clause 
        (2) or (3) at the age of 64.  
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97A.512, is 
        amended to read: 
           97A.512 [SALE OF INEDIBLE PORTIONS OF BIG GAME ANIMALS, 
        FUR-BEARING ANIMALS, FISH, 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, fur-bearing 
        animals, fish, and game birds other than migratory waterfowl:  
        bones, including skulls; sinews; hides and skins; hooves; teeth; 
        claws; and antlers. 
           (b) A person may not buy or sell bear paws, unless attached 
        to the hide, or bear gallbladders. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97B.055, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO MOTOR VEHICLES.] A 
        person may not take a wild animal with a firearm or by archery 
        from a motor vehicle except as permitted in this section.  
        Notwithstanding section 97B.091, a person may transport a bow 
        uncased while in an electric motor-powered boat and may take 
        rough fish while in the boat. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97C.355, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED.] All shelters on 
        the ice of state waters, including dark houses and fish houses, 
        must have the name and address or driver's license number of an 
        owner legibly painted displayed on the exterior with characters 
        at least three two inches high. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 97C.355, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 7a.  [HOUSES LEFT OVERNIGHT.] A fish house or dark 
        house left on the ice overnight must be marked with reflective 
        material on each side of the house.  The reflective material 
        must measure a total area of no less than two square inches on 
        each side of the house.  Violation of this subdivision is not 
        subject to subdivision 8 or section 97A.301. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 297A.94, is 
        amended to read: 
           297A.94 [DEPOSIT OF REVENUES.] 
           (a) Except as provided in this section, the commissioner 
        shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties, 
        derived from the taxes imposed by this chapter in the state 
        treasury and credit them to the general fund.  
           (b) The commissioner shall deposit taxes in the Minnesota 
        agricultural and economic account in the special revenue fund if:
           (1) the taxes are derived from sales and use of property 
        and services purchased for the construction and operation of an 
        agricultural resource project; and 
           (2) the purchase was made on or after the date on which a 
        conditional commitment was made for a loan guaranty for the 
        project under section 41A.04, subdivision 3. 
        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 
        must 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) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including 
        interest and penalties, derived from the taxes imposed on sales 
        and purchases included in section 297A.61, subdivision 16, 
        paragraphs (b) and (f), in the state treasury, and credit them 
        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 to the general fund. 
           (d) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including 
        interest and penalties, collected under section 297A.64, 
        subdivision 5, in the state treasury and credit them 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.64, 
        subdivision 5, for the previous calendar year. 
           (e) For fiscal year 2001, 97 percent, and for fiscal year 
        2002 and thereafter, 87 percent of the revenues, including 
        interest and penalties, transmitted to the commissioner under 
        section 297A.65, 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, except that in aquatic management areas or on 
        lands where angling easements have been acquired, fishing may be 
        prohibited during certain times of the year and hunting may be 
        prohibited.  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. 34.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 84.792 and 84.801, are 
        repealed. 
           Presented to the governor May 23, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 24, 2001, 2:04 p.m.