(b) Except when a license is purchased from a state official, every person making application for a license shall pay, in addition to the license fee prescribed in this article, an additional fee of three dollars to any county official issuing the license and all fees collected by county officials must be paid by them into the general fund of the county treasury or, in the case of an agent issuing the license, an additional fee of three dollars as compensation: Provided, That only one issuing fee of three dollars may be collected by county officials or authorized agents, respectively, for issuing two or more licenses at the same time for use by the same person or for issuing combination resident statewide hunting, trapping and fishing licenses: Provided, however, That a person with a lifetime license or a person who has paid the original additional fee of three dollars to a county official or issuing agent for a license shall only be charged an additional fee of one dollar as additional compensation when subsequently purchasing an additional license from a county official or issuing agent: Provided further, That licenses may be issued electronically in a manner prescribed by the Director and persons purchasing electronically issued licenses may be assessed, in addition to the license fee prescribed in this article, an electronic issuance fee to be prescribed by the Director: And Provided further, That, notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, an electronic issuance fee of at least two dollars shall be assessed on each Go Wild transaction. The electronic issuance fee shall be dedicated to the administration and maintenance of Go Wild. The Director may propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code increasing the license issuing fees authorized by this section.
(c) In lieu of the license issuance fee prescribed in subsection (b) of this section, the Director shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code governing the application for and issuance of licenses by telephone and other electronic methods.
(d) The Director may propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code governing the management of issuing agents.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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