relating to game and fish; modifying requirements for firearms safety certificate;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97B.015, subdivision 5a.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97B.015, subdivision 5a, is amended to
Subd. 5a. Exemption for military personnel. (a)
5, a person who has successfully completed basic training in the United States armed
forces is exempt from the range and shooting exercise portion of the required course of
instruction for the firearms safety certificate. The commissioner may require written proof
of the person's military training, as deemed appropriate for implementing this subdivision.
The commissioner shall publicly announce this exemption from the range and shooting
exercise requirement and the availability of the department's online
remote study option
for adults seeking firearms safety certification. Military personnel are not exempt from
any other requirement of this section for obtaining a firearms safety certificate.
1.16(b) A person exempt from the range and shooting exercise portion of the required
1.17course of instruction for the firearms safety certificate under paragraph (a) may complete
1.18the wildlife identification portion of the required course through the department's online
1.19remote study option and need not meet with an instructor to fulfill the course requirements
1.20and obtain a firearms safety certificate.