1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 3124, the first committee engrossment,
1.2as follows:
1.3Page 12, delete section 25, and insert:

1.4    "Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 97B.405, is amended to read:
1.6    (a) The commissioner may limit the number of persons that may hunt bear in an
1.7area, if it is necessary to prevent an overharvest or improve the distribution of hunters.
1.8The commissioner may establish, by rule, a method, including a drawing, to impartially
1.9select the hunters for an area. The commissioner shall give preference to hunters that have
1.10previously applied and have not been selected.
1.11    (b) In the case of a drawing, the commissioner shall allow a person to apply for a
1.12permit in more than one area at the same time and rank the person's choice of area.
1.13(c) A person selected through a drawing must purchase a license by the Friday
1.14closest to July 31. Any remaining available licenses not purchased shall be issued
1.15beginning the following Wednesday to those who applied unsuccessfully. Any remaining
1.16available licenses not purchased by unsuccessful applicants may then be issued the
1.17following week beginning on Wednesday to any eligible person as prescribed by the
1.18commissioner on a first-come, first-served basis."
1.19Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
1.20Amend the title accordingly