Engrossed House Bill (S)

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Various natural resources matters. Adds certain structures that are eligible for institutional road fund money on department of natural resources (DNR) properties. Amends the definition of "operate" for purposes of the operation of a motorboat near a shore line. Authorizes the DNR to adopt emergency rules related to the regulation of water recreation. Provides that certain fees concerning fish and wildlife, entomology and plants, water resources, lakes and reservoirs, dams, flood control, mineral extraction, channels, and well drillers and pump installers are considered to be minimum fees. Allows the natural resources commission to set certain license and permit fees above Various natural resources matters. Adds certain structures that are eligible for institutional road fund money on department of natural resources (DNR) properties. Amends the definition of "operate" for purposes of the operation of a motorboat near a shore line. Authorizes the DNR to adopt emergency rules related to the regulation of water recreation. Provides that certain fees concerning fish and wildlife, entomology and plants, water resources, lakes and reservoirs, dams, flood control, mineral extraction, channels, and well drillers and pump installers are considered to be minimum fees. Allows the natural resources commission to set certain license and permit fees above the specific minimum fee. Specifies the type of rifle that may be used during the deer hunting season beginning after June 30, 2016, and ending before January 1, 2020. Requires that a hunter or trapper must make a reasonable effort to remove a crippled or killed animal (other than a nuisance wild animal taken with the permission of the owner or tenant of the land) from a hunting area. Removes language concerning issuing a free permit to take a wild animal that is damaging or threatening to damage property or is posing a threat to the health or safety of a person or domestic animal. Removes authority of the director of DNR (director) to furnish point of sale equipment to clerks and agents. Repeals distinctive hunting and fishing license provisions. Repeals bonding requirements for agents who sell fishing and hunting licenses. Provides that an importation permit is not required for game birds brought into the state under a game breeder's license. Requires the director to amend the state list of endangered species through rules. Removes the requirement that the director prepare a summary report of the data used to amend the state endangered species list. Allows DNR to use money in the water environmental fund to cover the costs of public awareness activities and certain litigation expenses. Removes expired language. Makes conforming changes. ... View more