.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1238, the second engrossment, as follows:
Page 13, delete sections 28 and 29 and insert:
"Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97B.035, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Possession of crossbows.
A person may not possess a crossbow
in a motor vehicle during the open season for any game, unless the crossbow is
1.6 and in a case or in a closed trunk of a motor vehicle not armed with a bolt or arrow
Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97B.041, is amended to read:
1.897B.041 POSSESSION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION RESTRICTED
1.9IN DEER ZONES.
A person may not possess a firearm or ammunition outdoors during the period
beginning the fifth day before the open firearms season and ending the second day after
the close of the season within an area where deer may be taken by a firearm, except:
(1) during the open season and in an area where big game may be taken, a firearm
and ammunition authorized for taking big game in that area may be used to take big game
in that area if the person has a valid big game license in possession;
(2) an unloaded firearm
that is in a case or in a closed trunk of a motor vehicle
(3) a shotgun and shells containing No. 4 buckshot or smaller diameter lead shot
or steel shot;
(4) a handgun or rifle capable of firing only rimfire cartridges of .17 and .22 caliber,
including .22 magnum caliber cartridges;
(5) handguns possessed by a person authorized to carry a handgun under sections
for the purpose authorized; and
(6) on a target range operated under a permit from the commissioner.
This section does not apply during an open firearms season in an area where deer
may be taken only by muzzleloader, except that muzzleloading firearms lawful for the
taking of deer may be possessed only by persons with a valid license to take deer by
muzzleloader during that season."
Page 14, delete section 30 and insert:
"Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97B.045, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Restrictions. (a)
A person may not transport a firearm in a motor
vehicle unless the firearm is:
(1) unloaded and in a gun case expressly made to contain a firearm, and the case
fully encloses the firearm by being zipped, snapped, buckled, tied, or otherwise fastened,
and without any portion of the firearm exposed;
(2) unloaded and in the closed trunk of a motor vehicle; or
(3) a handgun carried in compliance with sections
2.12(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a person may transport an unloaded, uncased
2.13firearm, excluding a pistol as defined in paragraph (c), in a motor vehicle while at a
2.14shooting range, as defined under section 87A.01, subdivision 3, where the person has
2.15received permission from the lawful owner or possessor to discharge firearms; lawfully
2.16hunting on private or public land; or travelling to or from a site the person intends to hunt
2.17lawfully that day or has hunted lawfully that day, unless:
2.18(1) within the seven-county metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121,
2.20(2) within an area where the discharge of a firearm has been prohibited under section
2.22(3) within the boundaries of a home rule charter or statutory city with a population
2.23of 2,500 or more;
2.24(4) on school grounds as regulated under section 609.66, subdivision 1d; or
2.25(5) otherwise restricted under section 97A.091, 97B.081, or 97B.086.
2.26(c) For the purposes of this section, a "pistol" includes a weapon designed to be fired
2.27by the use of a single hand and with an overall length less than 26 inches, or having a
2.28barrel or barrels of a length less than 18 inches in the case of a shotgun or having a barrel
2.29of a length less than 16 inches in the case of a rifle:
2.30(1) from which may be fired or ejected one or more solid projectiles by means
2.31of a cartridge or shell or by the action of an explosive or the igniting of flammable or
2.32explosive substances; or
2.33(2) for which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, air or
2.34other gas, or vapor.
3.1"Pistol" does not include a device firing or ejecting a shot measuring .18 of an inch,
3.2or less, in diameter and commonly known as a "BB gun," a scuba gun, a stud gun or nail
3.3gun used in the construction industry or children's pop guns or toys.
Page 15, delete section 32 and insert:
"Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97B.051, is amended to read:
3.697B.051 TRANSPORTATION OF ARCHERY BOWS.
Except as specified under section
97B.055, subdivision 2
, a person may not transport
an archery bow in a motor vehicle unless the bow is
: not armed with a bolt or arrow.
3.9 (1) unstrung;
3.10 (2) completely contained in a case; or
3.11 (3) in the closed trunk or rear-most enclosed portion of a motor vehicle that is not
3.12 accessible from the passenger compartment.