Senate Bill No. 414
(By Senators Laird and Miller)
[Introduced March 1, 2013; referred to the Committee on Natural
Resources; and then to the Committee on Finance .]
A BILL amend and reenact §20-2-32 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to issuing hunting and fishing
licenses; and clarifying who are license-issuing authorities.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §20-2-32 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-32. Issuance of licenses; duplicate licenses.
(a) The clerk of the county commission
in each county and or
other persons designated by the director shall be pursuant to
section thirty-three of this article are license-issuing
authorities Each license-issuing authority shall issue authorized
to issue a license to a license an applicant if in the opinion of
the authority, the license applicant is legally entitled to obtain the license applied for and pays the proper fee.
All Materials and supplies necessary for the issuance of
licenses shall be furnished by the director to each person
authorized to issue licenses license-issuing authority as needed.
____(c) Each license shall bear a serial number and shall be
signed by the licensee. The
issuing license-issuing authority
shall keep an accurate record in the form and manner prescribed by
the director, of all licenses issued and of all money fees
collected as license fees as prescribed by the director.
____(d) Any license-issuing authority may issue a duplicate
license to replace a lost, destroyed or damaged license upon
receipt of a verified application
duly executed by the original
license holder licensee and the payment to the issuing authority of
a duplicate license fee of $1.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
update the law pertaining
to the issuance of hunting and fishing licenses.
are license issuing authorities
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would