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HF 2171 - Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees - Key Vote

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Doug Magnus voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (34-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote adopt a conference report that increases hunting and fishing fees and amends outdoor gaming provisions.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual to hunt and trap wolves, provided that the individual pays a $4 application fee and holds a valid wolf-hunting license (Art. 1, Sec. 65).
  • Establishes a $30 fee for a license to hunt and trap wolves, available only to residents of Minnesota (Art. 1, Sec. 46).
  • Authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources to set an annual quota for wolf hunting (Art. 1, Sec. 65).
  • Increases single season resident hunting license fees as follows (Art. 2, Sec. 16):
    • From $12.50 to $15.50 for individuals aged 18 to 65 to take small game;
    • From $6 to $7 for individuals aged 65 and over to take small game;
    • From $23 to $26 for individuals aged 18  and over to take turkey;
    • From $26 to$30 for individuals aged 18 and over to take deer with firearms, archery, or  muzzleloaders;
    • From $310 to$356 for a party of 6 people or less to take moose;
    • From $38 to $44 to take bear;
    • From $250 to $287 for a party of 2 people or less to take elk; and
    • From $20 to $23 to take prairie chickens.
  • Increases resident lifetime small game hunting license fees as follows (Art. 2, Sec. 12):
    • From $217 to $223 for individuals aged 3 and under;
    • From $290 to $301 for individuals aged 4 to 15;
    • From $363 to $430 for individuals aged 16 to 50; and
    • From $213 to $274 for individuals aged 51 and over.
  • Increases resident lifetime deer hunting license fees as follows (Art. 2, Sec. 13):
    • From $337 to $406 for individuals aged 3 and under;
    • From $450 to $538 for individuals aged 4 to 15;
    • From $573 to $656 for individuals aged 16 to 50; and
    • From $383 to $468 for individuals aged 51 and over.
  • Increases resident lifetime sporting license fees as follows (Art. 2, Sec. 14):
    • From $357 to $528 for individuals ages 3 and under;
    • From $480 to $728 for individuals aged 4 to 15;
    • From $613 to $861 for individuals aged 16 to 50; and
    • From $413 to $602 for individuals aged 51 and over.
  • Defines a “sporting license” as a license for an individual to hunt and trap small game, and to catch fish by angling (Art. 2, Sec. 14).
  • Establishes a “super sports license” for $92.50 that is limited to Minnesota residents and that include both angling and small game (Art. 2, Sec. 21).
  • Increases the 3-year snowmobile registration fee from $45 to $75 (Art. 1, Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes individuals to take bullheads, goldeneyes, mooneyes, sheepshead, and suckers from infested waters for use as bait, provided that the following conditions are met (Art. 1, Sec. 11):
    • The water does not contain invasive species;
    • The fish are caught by hook and they are for noncommercial personal use;
    • The fish must be used in the same body of water where they were caught;
    • Live fish may not be transported off the body of water; and
    • All species listed above must be included in the individual's daily limit of fish, if applicable.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (68-62) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote adopt a conference report that increases hunting and fishing fees and amends outdoor gaming provisions.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual to hunt and trap wolves, provided that the individual pays a $4 application fee and holds a valid wolf-hunting license (Art. 1, Sec. 65).
  • Establishes a $30 fee for a license to hunt and trap wolves, available only to residents of Minnesota (Art. 1, Sec. 46).
  • Authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources to set an annual quota for wolf hunting (Art. 1, Sec. 65).
  • Increases single season resident hunting license fees as follows (Art. 2, Sec. 16):
    • From $12.50 to $15.50 for individuals aged 18 to 65 to take small game;
    • From $6 to $7 for individuals aged 65 and over to take small game;
    • From $23 to $26 for individuals aged 18  and over to take turkey;
    • From $26 to$30 for individuals aged 18 and over to take deer with firearms, archery, or  muzzleloaders;
    • From $310 to$356 for a party of 6 people or less to take moose;
    • From $38 to $44 to take bear;
    • From $250 to $287 for a party of 2 people or less to take elk; and
    • From $20 to $23 to take prairie chickens.
  • Increases resident lifetime small game hunting license fees as follows (Art. 2, Sec. 12):
    • From $217 to $223 for individuals aged 3 and under;
    • From $290 to $301 for individuals aged 4 to 15;
    • From $363 to $430 for individuals aged 16 to 50; and
    • From $213 to $274 for individuals aged 51 and over.
  • Increases resident lifetime deer hunting license fees as follows (Art. 2, Sec. 13):
    • From $337 to $406 for individuals aged 3 and under;
    • From $450 to $538 for individuals aged 4 to 15;
    • From $573 to $656 for individuals aged 16 to 50; and
    • From $383 to $468 for individuals aged 51 and over.
  • Increases resident lifetime sporting license fees as follows (Art. 2, Sec. 14):
    • From $357 to $528 for individuals ages 3 and under;
    • From $480 to $728 for individuals aged 4 to 15;
    • From $613 to $861 for individuals aged 16 to 50; and
    • From $413 to $602 for individuals aged 51 and over.
  • Defines a “sporting license” as a license for an individual to hunt and trap small game, and to catch fish by angling (Art. 2, Sec. 14).
  • Establishes a “super sports license” for $92.50 that is limited to Minnesota residents and that include both angling and small game (Art. 2, Sec. 21).
  • Increases the 3-year snowmobile registration fee from $45 to $75 (Art. 1, Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes individuals to take bullheads, goldeneyes, mooneyes, sheepshead, and suckers from infested waters for use as bait, provided that the following conditions are met (Art. 1, Sec. 11):
    • The water does not contain invasive species;
    • The fish are caught by hook and they are for noncommercial personal use;
    • The fish must be used in the same body of water where they were caught;
    • Live fish may not be transported off the body of water; and
    • All species listed above must be included in the individual's daily limit of fish, if applicable.
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (36-30) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (82-49) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees

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