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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 6, "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 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.