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2008 - Legacy Amendment: One Amendment - Four Separate Funds: 33% Outdoor Heritage Fund, 33% Clean Water, 14.25% Parts and Trails, 19.75% Arts/Culture.  
Adopted, November 4, 2008 - Article XI Sec. 15. Outdoor Heritage Dedicated Fund.
  •  “33 percent of the receipts shall be deposited in the outdoor heritage fund and may be spent only to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife;

  • “Land acquired by fee with money deposited in the outdoor heritage fund under this section must be open to the public taking of fish and game during the open season unless otherwise provided by law.”

  • “The dedicated money under this section must supplement traditional sources of funding for these purposes and may not be used as a substitute.”

1998 - Minnesota Hunting and Fishing Heritage Amendment
Adopted, November 3, 1998 Article XIII, Sec. 12. Preservation of hunting and fishing.
  • “Hunting and fishing and the taking of game and fish are a valued part of our heritage that shall be forever preserved for the people and shall be managed by law and regulation for the public good.”

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