H. B. 2392
(By Delegates Love (By Request) and Riggs (By Request))
[Introduced January 10, 1996; referred to the
Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resouorces.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section sixty, article two, chapter
twenty of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred
thirty-one, as amended, related to exempting persons who hunt
waterfowl from the requirement to wear orange during firearms
hunting in deer season; and deleting the provision that
exempts persons hunting on their own land from wearing orange.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section sixty, article two, chapter twenty of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-60. Required attire for deer hunters; exemption; penalty.
Any person who hunts
deer on public lands or the lands of another during the period designated for firearms hunting of deer
shall wear a daylight fluorescent orange outer garment over at
least four hundred square inches of his person: Provided, That
persons engaged in agricultural occupations hunting migratory
waterfowl shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.
while hunting deer on their own property Any person violating any
provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five dollars nor
more than fifty dollars.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to exempt persons who hunt
migratory waterfowl from wearing orange during firearm hunting in
deer season. The bill also deletes the exemption from wearing
orange under current law for persons who hunt on their own land.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would