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S.F. No. 669 - Aquatic Invasive Species Decal (Delete-Everything Amendment)
 
Author: Senator Tom Saxhaug
 
Prepared By: Greg Knopff, Senate Analyst (651/296-9399)
 
Date: February 16, 2015



 

Senate File 669 modifies the requirements for aquatic invasive species (AIS) training requirements and trailer decals.

Section 1 [Civil penalty] provides a $25 penalty for violating the AIS trailer decal requirement beginning on January 1, 2017.

Sections 2 and 4 [AIS training program for offenders] delays the requirement for persons violating AIS laws to take the AIS training until January 1, 2016.

Section 3 [AIS training program] delays the implementation of the AIS training program to January 1, 2016, and requires that the training be provided at no charge.

Section 5 [AIS trailer decals] provides that the AIS trailer decals will be issued at no cost to the person.

Section 6 [AIS trailer decal requirement] delays the start of the AIS trailer decal requirement to January 1, 2016, and applies the requirement only when the watercraft or water-related equipment is launched into waters of the state. This section also allows for use of a training validation in lieu of the decal, increases the temporary authorization without training to 14 days, and provides exceptions for service providers and riparian property owners.

Section 7 [Penalty] provides a cross-reference to the AIS trailer penalty under the invasive species law and makes violations prior to January 1, 2017, subject to a warning only.

 

 

 
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