H. B. 2536
(By Delegates Walters and Ellem)
[Introduced January 11, 2012
; referred to the
Committee on Natural Resources then Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-42x, relating to creating a hunting license permitting crossbow hunting; and providing rule-making authority.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-42x, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-42x. Crossbow hunting licenses.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision in this code to the contrary, pursuant to section one-a of this article, the Director of the Division of Natural Resources may issue a Class CB license entitling the licensee to hunt with a crossbow. The director shall designate a separate season for crossbow hunting and identify which species of wild animals that may be hunted with a crossbow. The director shall also establish a fee for the license: Provided, That the fee shall be at least $10.
(b) The director shall propose a rule for legislative approval in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code implementing this section.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create a hunting license permitting crossbow hunting. The bill grants the Director of the Division of Natural Resources rule-making authority.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.