H. B. 2792
(By Delegates Walters and Ellem)
[Introduced March 1, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Natural Resources then Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-42z, relating
to creating a hunting license permitting crossbow hunting; and
providing rule-making authority.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-42z, to read as
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-42z. Crossbow hunting licenses.
_____(a) Notwithstanding any other provision in this code to the
contrary, pursuant to section one-a of this article, the Director
of the Division of Natural Resources may issue a Class CB license
entitling the licensee to hunt with a crossbow. The director shall
designate a separate season for crossbow hunting and identify which species of wild animals that may be hunted with a crossbow. The
director shall also establish a fee for the license: Provided,
That the fee shall be at least $10.
_____(b) The director shall propose a rule for legislative approval
in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this
code implementing this section.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create a hunting license
permitting crossbow hunting. The bill grants the Director of the
Division of Natural Resources rule-making authority.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely