Senate Bill No. 357
(By Senator Laird)
[Introduced January 31, 2011; referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §20-2-21 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to reporting beaver and river otter taken and tagged.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §20-2-21 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-21. Reporting beaver and river otter pelts taken and tagged.
Each trapper shall present each Castor canadensis beaver and river otter, or its each pelt, to a game checking station or representative of the division within thirty days after the close of a legal season. A tag provided by the division shall be affixed to each Castor canadensis beaver and river otter, or each pelt and remain attached to the animal or pelt until it is processed into commercial fur.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to add river otter to the species which must be checked at an official game check station.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.