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Introduced Version Senate Bill 67 History

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Senate Bill No. 67

(By Senator White)

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[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Natural Resources; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §20-2-44b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the cost of a bear damage stamp from four to ten dollars; and expanding the purposes for which the proceeds from a bear damage stamp may be used.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §20-2-44b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.

§20-2-44b. Bear damage stamp; proceeds to be paid into bear damage fund; purposes, etc.

Any hunter licensed to hunt bear in this state shall in addition to a hunting license of either Class A, or AB, in the case of a resident, or C, E, EE, L, LL or M, in the case of a nonresident, have a bear damage stamp which shall be issued by the department of natural resources and which shall be sold at places where hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Effective the first day of January, 2005, the The fee for a bear damage stamp shall be four ten dollars. and All proceeds from the sale of such bear damage stamps shall be paid into the bear damage fund which shall be maintained by the department of natural resources for the purposes of paying claims of property owners for damages to real and personal property caused by acts of bear, and to cover the expense of hunting, capturing and removing an offending bear to remote areas, and for black bear research programs within this state.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the cost of the bear damage stamp from four to ten dollars and expand the purposes for which the proceeds from the bear damage stamp may be used.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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