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97B.1055 HUNTING BY PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section and section 97B.015, subdivision
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, "person with developmental disability" means a person who has been diagnosed as having
substantial limitations in present functioning, manifested as significantly subaverage intellectual
functioning, existing concurrently with demonstrated deficits in adaptive behavior, and who
manifests these conditions before the person's 22nd birthday. A person with a related condition
means a person who meets the diagnostic definition under section 252.27, subdivision 1a.
    Subd. 2. Obtaining a license. (a) Notwithstanding section 97B.020, a person with
developmental disability may obtain a firearms hunting license with a provisional firearms safety
certificate issued under section 97B.015, subdivision 6.
(b) Any person accompanying or assisting a person with developmental disability under this
section must possess a valid firearms safety certificate issued by the commissioner.
    Subd. 3. Assistance required. A person who obtains a firearms hunting license under
subdivision 2 must be accompanied and assisted by a parent, guardian, or other adult person
designated by a parent or guardian when hunting. A person who is not hunting but is solely
accompanying and assisting a person with developmental disability need not obtain a hunting
license.
    Subd. 4. Prohibited activities. (a) This section does not entitle a person to possess a firearm
if the person is otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law or a
court order.
(b) No person shall knowingly authorize or permit a person, who by reason of developmental
disability is incapable of safely possessing a firearm, to possess a firearm to hunt in the state or
on any boundary water of the state.
History: 2000 c 473 s 10; 2005 c 56 s 1