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Introduced Version House Bill 2795 History

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H. B. 2795


(By Delegates Ferro, White, Varner, Talbott,
Pethtel, Phillips, Stowers, Hall, Kominar,
Klempa and Lawrence)
[Introduced February 24, 2009; referred to the
Committee on Natural Resources then the Judiciary.]


A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-46f, relating to wildlife resources; and creating a special hunting and fishing license for severely disabled and terminally ill persons under twenty-one years of age.

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 §20-2-46f, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.

§20-2-46f. Class DT special hunting permit for severely disabled or terminally ill youth.
(a) A Class DT permit is a special statewide hunting and fishing permit entitling the permittee to fish or hunt all legal species of game at no charge, on a one time basis in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(b) A permit form shall be furnished by the director to an applicant, resident or nonresident, who meets the following requirements:
(1) He or she has been diagnosed by a licensed physician as severely disabled or terminally ill; and
(2) He or she is under twenty-one years of age.
(c) A licensed physician must certify the applicant's severe disability or terminally ill condition by completing the permit form. When completed, the permit form constitutes a Class DT permit. The Class DT permit and a completed license application shall be submitted to the division, which will issue a wallet sized card to the permittee. The card and all other documents and identification required to be carried by this article shall be in the permittee's possession when hunting.
(d) A Class DT permit entitles the holder to hunt and fish only under the following circumstances:
(1) The permittee is accompanied by a parent, guardian or, with written consent of the parent or guardian, any other competent adult at least twenty-one years of age;
(2) The individual assisting the permittee must hold a valid fishing or hunting license appropriate to the situation;
(3) The permittee and the individual assisting observe all other pertinent laws and regulations.
(e) The director shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code setting forth the qualifications of applicants and the permitting process.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create a new one time basis hunting and fishing license for severely disabled and terminally ill, residents and nonresident, under twenty-one years of age.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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