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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 13 12 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 13 12 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 13 12.] Except in case of an 
emergency, a person under age 13 12 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 13 12 TO 17; PERMIT REQUIRED.] Except as 
provided in this subdivision, a person age 13 12 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 require must 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.

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