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97A.065 DEDICATION OF CERTAIN RECEIPTS.
    Subdivision 1. Fish and turtles from rough fish removal. Money received from the
sale of fish and turtles taken under rough fish removal operations is continuously available for
rough fish removal.
    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) and (c). In a county in a judicial district
under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), the share that would otherwise go to the
county under this paragraph must be submitted to the commissioner of finance for deposit in the
state treasury and credited to the general fund.
(b) 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.
(c) 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 commissioner
of finance.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1994 c 561 s 28]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1987 c 149 art 1 s 54]
    Subd. 5. Restitution for wild animals. Money collected from restitution under section
97A.341 for wild animals killed, injured, or possessed in violation of the game and fish laws must
be used by the commissioner for replacement, propagation, or protection of wild animals.
    Subd. 6. Deer license donations and surcharges. (a) The surcharges and donations
collected under section 97A.475, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), and subdivision 3a, shall be
deposited in an account in the special revenue fund and are appropriated to the commissioner for
deer management, including for grants or payments to agencies, organizations, or individuals for
assisting with the cost of processing deer taken for population management purposes for venison
donation programs. None of the additional license fees shall be transferred to any other agency
for administration of programs other than venison donation. If any money transferred by the
commissioner is not used for a venison donation program, it shall be returned to the commissioner.
    (b) By February 10, 2010, the commissioner shall report to the legislature on the participation
in and the effectiveness of the venison donation program.
History: 1986 c 386 art 1 s 12; 1986 c 429 s 1; 1987 c 149 art 1 s 8; 1987 c 384 art 1 s 5;
1987 c 404 s 118; 1989 c 19 s 2; 1989 c 298 s 1; 1993 c 184 s 6; 1996 c 410 s 58; 1Sp1997 c 2 s
7; 1998 c 367 art 8 s 1; 1999 c 243 art 11 s 1; 2000 c 478 art 2 s 7; 2000 c 495 s 29; 2001 c
185 s 23; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 5 s 1; 2003 c 28 art 1 s 13; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50; 2006 c 281 art 2
s 18; 2007 c 57 art 1 s 81