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S.F. No. 2936 - Resident lifetime game and fish license information driver's license or state ID care placement authorization (First Engrossment)
Author: Senator Thomas M. Bakk
Prepared By: Krista Boyd, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-7681)
Date: April 4, 2016


Section 1 amends the section of statute on game and fish licensing requirements. It allows a Minnesota driver’s license or identification card, with a designation of a resident lifetime license, as one of the acceptable documents that a person must have in personal possession, and must show to a conservation office or peace officer when requested, when acting under this license.  Current law requires the possession of either the license or the license identification number or stamp validation. 

Section 2 adds a subdivision to the section of statute on information included on a driver’s license or identification card. 

Paragraph (a) requires the Department of Public Safety to maintain records transmitted from the Commissioner of Natural Resources that identify persons receiving resident lifetime game and fish licenses. The records must contain the following information:

  • the person’s full name and date of birth;
  • the category of lifetime license issued to the person; and
  • the Department of Natural Resources lifetime license number.

The Department of Public Safety may delete these records after seven years if not matched to a driver’s license or identification card.

Paragraph (b) directs the Department of Public Safety to include a written designation of the lifetime license on all subsequent driver’s licenses or identification cards issued to the license holder as identified by the Commissioner of Natural Resources.

Paragraph (c) states that if a person holding a lifetime license applies for a driver’s license or identification card before that information has been transmitted from DNR, then DPS may accept a copy of the lifetime license as proof and issue the driver’s license or identification card as in paragraph (b).

This act is effective January 1, 2018, or the date MNLARS is implemented, whichever occurs first.

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