|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Bear hunting license; inclusion in license to hunt deer and turkey.
Directs the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to include the ability to hunt bear in the existing license to hunt deer and turkey. Current law provides that the standard big game license shall include only deer and turkey if the Board has exercised its discretion to create a separate license for hunting bear alone. The bill contains technical amendments.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 29.1-305 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 29.1-305. Special license for hunting bear, deer, and turkey; authority of Board to create bear license.
A. A The Board shall create a special
license is required for hunting bear,
deer, and turkey in this
the Commonwealth, which shall be
required in addition to the license required to hunt other
game. The fee for the such special license shall be
$12 for a resident age 16 or older , and $7.50 for a resident under the age of
16, and $60 for a nonresident
age 16 years of age
or older, $15 for a nonresident age
12 years of age to age 15
years of age, and $12 for a nonresident younger than age 12
years of age. B. The Board may
create a separate special license for the hunting of bear in
this Commonwealth. The fee for such a
special license shall be $25 for residents and $150 for nonresidents. A person
who obtains a special license for hunting bear shall also be required to obtain
the state resident license or state nonresident license pursuant to � 29.1-303. If
a special license to hunt bear is established by the Board, the special license
required in subsection A shall authorize the hunting of deer and turkey only.
to hunt bear, deer
and turkey or, if authorized by
the Board, the license to hunt bear may be obtained from
the clerk or agent of any county or city whose duty it is to sell hunting
licenses. C. The
Board may subsequently revise the cost of licenses set forth in this section
pursuant to � 29.1-103.
|01/22/2020||House||House: Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)|
|01/15/2020||House||House: Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources|
|01/07/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103456D|
|01/07/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources|