NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY
Section 10 [Invasive species inspector authority] allows the Commissioner of Natural Resources to delegate invasive species inspection authority to tribal and local governments. This section also expands the inspector authority to:
give them authority to require removal of water-related equipment;
require mandatory inspections of water-related equipment before entering a water body; and
authorize tribal and local governments to conduct mandatory inspection of water-related equipment before entering a water body.
Section 11 [Invasive species civil penalties] doubles the civil penalties for most invasive species violations. This section also doubles the civil penalty for second and subsequent convictions.
Section 13 [Violation of DNR recreation rules] reduces the penalty for a violation of DNR recreation rules in units of the outdoor recreation system to a petty misdemeanor, unless:
the violation is in a wildlife management area; or
a different penalty is prescribed by law.
Section 14 [Horse pass violations] makes persons violating the horse pass requirements subject to a petty misdemeanor.
Section 16 [Operator prohibition, motorboat DWI] provides that someone convicted of a motorboat DWI is prohibited from operating any snowmobile for one year.
Section 17 [Failure to comply with court order; game and fish license suspension] provides for game and fish license suspension for a person who does not comply with order of the court regarding appearance or proceedings.