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Introduced Version House Bill 2792 History

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H. B. 2792


          (By Delegates Walters and Ellem)
          [Introduced March 1, 2013; 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 §20-2-42z, 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 §20-2-42z, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-42z. 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.
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