Senate Bill No. 518
(By Senators Jackson, Tomblin, Mr. President, Dittmar, Anderson
[Introduced February 19, 1996; referred to the Committee
on Natural Resources; and then to the Committee on Finance
A BILL to amend article two, chapter twenty of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section
thirty-b, relating to education in safe handling of firearms
and bows and arrows; certified instructors; volunteer
certified instructor; credit toward purchase of hunting
license, stamps or endorsements; and legislative rules.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article two, chapter twenty of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
thirty-b, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-30b. Volunteer certified instructors of hunter safety
courses; credit toward purchase of hunting license,
stamps and endorsements.
Any unpaid volunteer who is certified as a hunter safety
course instructor by the director under the provisions of section
thirty-a of this article is entitled to earn credit toward the
purchase of a hunting license and any stamps or endorsements
thereon for service as an instructor. The director shall
promulgate rules in accordance with the provisions of article
three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to carry out the
provisions of this section and to provide for credits to be
earned based on the number of students taught and the time
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow credit toward
the purchase of hunting licenses, stamps and endorsements for
volunteer certified instructors of hunter safety courses.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.