1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2171, the second engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 25, delete section 52 and insert:

1.3    "Sec. 52. Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 97B.667, is amended to read:
1.6(a) When a drainage watercourse is impaired by a beaver dam and the water damages
1.7or threatens to damage a public road, the road authority, as defined in section 160.02,
1.8subdivision 25
, may remove the impairment and any associated beaver lodge within 300
1.9feet of the road. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the road authority may kill or
1.10arrange to have killed by any lawful means a beaver associated with the lodge.
1.11(b) Local government units may kill or arrange to have killed by any lawful means
1.12beaver that are causing damage, including damage to silvicultural projects, on property
1.13owned or managed by the local government unit. Removal or destruction of any associated
1.14beaver lodge is subject to section 97A.401, subdivision 5.
1.15(c) Before killing or arranging to kill a beaver under this section, the road authority
1.16or local government unit must contact a conservation officer for a special beaver permit.
1.17The conservation officer must issue the permit for any beaver subject to this section. A
1.18road authority or local government unit that kills or arranges to have killed a beaver under
1.19this section must notify a conservation officer or the officer's designee as specified in the
1.20permit within ten days after the animal is killed.
1.21(d) A road authority or local government unit may, after consultation with the
1.22Wildlife Division and the Board of Water and Soil Resources, implement a local beaver
1.23control program designed to reduce the number of incidents of beaver: (1) interfering with
1.24or damaging a public road; or (2) causing damage, including damage to silvicultural
1.25projects, on property owned or managed by a local government unit. The local control
1.26program may include the offering of a bounty for the lawful taking of beaver."