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S.F. No. 2096 - Renewable energy in state buildings modifications; outdoor recreation grants modifications; game and fish law modifications (first engrossment)
 
Author: Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen
 
Prepared By: Ben Stanley, Senate Counsel (651/296-4793)
 
Date: March 18, 2019



 

Section 1 [Timing of DNR Grant Disbursements] Allows the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to disburse grants to grantees up front rather than only on a reimbursement basis.

Section 2 [Use of Off-Highway Motorcycle Account Money] Expands permissible uses of off-highway motorcycle account to include making grants to local law enforcement agencies for enforcement and public education.

Section 3 [Snowmobile Trails Grant-in-Aid Formula] Clarifies that snowmobile trails grants-in-aid may only be awarded for trails that are part of the state’s grant-in-aid system. Authorizes DNR to create a performance-based formula for annual grant distribution.

Section 4 [Cross Country Ski Trail Grant-in-Aid Formula] Clarifies that cross country ski trail grants-in-aid may only be awarded for trails that are part of the state’s grant-in-aid system. Authorizes DNR to create a performance-based formula for annual grant distribution.

Section 5 [Game Fish Definition Changes] Reorganizes and amends the definition of game fish by adding burbot and cisco to the definition.

Section 6 [Rough Fish Definition Changes] Removes cisco and burbot from the definition of rough fish.

Section 7 [Citizen Oversight Committees] Extends citizen oversight committees for 5 years.

Section 8 [Expansion of Walk-In Access Program] Expands the walk-in access program so that it is no longer limited to private land.

Section 9 [Small Game Surcharge Exemption] Provides that the small game surcharge does not apply to nonresidents age 16 or 17 to take small game.

Sections 10 & 11 [Conforming Changes] Makes changes to conform with the changes made in sections 5 and 6.

 
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