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97C.501 MINNOW LICENSES REQUIRED.
    Subdivision 1. Minnow retailers. (a) A person may not be a minnow retailer without a
minnow retailer license except as provided in subdivisions 2, paragraph (d), and 3. A person must
purchase a minnow retailer license for each minnow retail outlet operated, except as provided by
subdivision 2, paragraph (d).
(b) A minnow retailer must obtain a minnow retailer's vehicle license for each motor vehicle
used by the minnow retailer to transport more than 12 dozen minnows to the minnow retailer's
place of business, except as provided in subdivision 3. A minnow retailer is not required to obtain
a minnow retailer's vehicle license if minnows are being transported by common carrier and
information is provided that allows the commissioner to find out the location of the shipment in
the state.
    Subd. 2. Minnow dealers. (a) A person may not be a minnow dealer without a minnow
dealer license except as provided in subdivision 3.
(b) A minnow dealer must obtain a minnow dealer's vehicle license for each motor vehicle
used to transport minnows. The serial number, motor vehicle license number, make, and model
must be on the license. The license must be conspicuously displayed in the vehicle.
(c) A minnow dealer may not transport minnows out of the state without an exporting
minnow dealer license. A minnow dealer must obtain an exporting minnow dealer's vehicle
license for each motor vehicle used to transport minnows out of the state. The serial number,
motor vehicle license number, make, and model must be on the license. The license must be
conspicuously displayed in the vehicle.
(d) A person with a minnow dealer's license may sell minnows at one retail outlet. A minnow
dealer must obtain a minnow retailer license for each additional retail outlet operated. A minnow
dealer operating a retail outlet under a minnow dealer's license must list the following information
for the retail outlet: name of the business; city; state; zip code; and legal description or fire number.
The retail outlet name and location may be changed by making application to the commissioner.
    Subd. 3. License exemption for minors selling leeches. A resident under age 18 may take
leeches, sell leeches at retail, and transport leeches without a minnow retailer or dealer license.
    Subd. 4. Nonresident exporting minnow dealers. (a) A nonresident must obtain an
exporting minnow dealer's vehicle license for the motor vehicle used to transport minnows. The
serial number, motor vehicle license number, make, and model must be on the license. The license
must be conspicuously displayed in the vehicle.
(b) Only one nonresident exporting minnow dealer vehicle license may be issued to a
nonresident exporting minnow dealer.
History: 1986 c 386 art 3 s 46; 1990 c 502 s 4; 1997 c 216 s 89; 2000 c 495 s 42,43;
2004 c 255 s 39