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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.

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01/07/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103456D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20103456D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 1188
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 29.1-305 of the Code of Virginia, relating to bear hunting license; inclusion with deer and turkey.
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    Patron-- Wampler
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    Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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    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.

    The license 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.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    William C. Wampler R-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    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
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    Congress - Bill Number Major Title
    Branch Vote Date Yes No Not Voting
    House 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM 8 0 0
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    Start Description.
    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.
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