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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 97 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 97


(By Delegates Talbott, Anderson, Argento, Azinger, Barker, Beach, Campbell, Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Cowles, Craig, Crosier, Eldridge, Ellem, Ennis, Evans, Ferro, Fragale, Givens, Guthrie, Hall, Hartman, Hunt, Hutchins, Iaquinta, Klempa, Kominar, Lawrence, Mahan, Manchin, Manypenny, Marshall, Martin, Michael, J. Miller, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, Phillips, M. Poling, Rodighiero, Romine, Ross, Rowan, Shaver, Skaff, Smith, Staggers, Stowers, Sumner, Susman, Swartzmiller, Tabb, Varner, Walker, Wells and Williams)



Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance authorize the study of a special lifetime senior hunting, fishing and trapping license for individuals who are sixty-five years of age or older .

Whereas, Residents over the age of 65 currently are not required to obtain a license to fish, hunt or trap in the State of West Virginia; and
Whereas, Residents over the age of 65 make up a large part of the population of the State of West Virginia; and
Whereas, Resident landowners and their resident children may hunt or fish on their own land without a permit or license during open seasons in accordance with laws and rules applying to hunting and fishing; and
Whereas, Residents that meet certain criteria currently do not require a license to hunt or fish, such as: a resident who is totally blind; residents who are on active duty in the armed forces of the United States of America, while on leave or furlough; resident who is a disabled veteran; resident who is certifiably developmentally disabled; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the need for a special lifetime senior hunting, fishing and trapping license for individuals who are
sixty-five years of age or older ; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Regular Session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendation, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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