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Senate Bill No. 346

(By Senators Kessler, Browning, Foster, Jenkins, Laird, Minard, Oliverio, Palumbo, Snyder, Stollings, Williams, Yost, Barnes, Caruth, Deem and Hall)

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[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary; reported February 24, 2009.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §20-2-22 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to making a technical correction to an internal code reference related to bear tagging.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §20-2-22 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-22. Tagging, removing, transporting and reporting bear, bobcat, deer, wild boar and wild turkey.

(a) Each person killing a bear, bobcat, deer, wild boar or wild turkey found in a wild state shall either attach a completed game tag to the animal or remain with the animal and have upon his or her person a completed game tag before removing the carcass in any manner from where it was killed.
(b) While transporting the carcass of a bear, bobcat, deer, wild boar or wild turkey from where it was killed, each person shall either attach a completed game tag to the animal or have upon his or her person a completed game tag.
(c) Upon arriving at a residence, camp, hunting lodge, vehicle or vessel each person shall attach a game tag to the killed bear, bobcat, deer, wild boar or wild turkey. The game tag shall remain on the carcass until it is retagged by a conservation officer or an official checking station.
(d) If a person who does not possess a game tag kills a bear, bobcat, deer, wild boar or wild turkey, he or she shall make a tag. The tag shall bear the name, address and, if applicable, the license number of the hunter and the time, date and county of killing.
(e) The carcass of a wild turkey shall be delivered to a conservation officer or an official checking station for checking and retagging before it is either skinned or transported beyond the boundaries of the county adjacent to that in which the kill was made.
(f) The fresh skin and head or carcass of the deer shall be delivered to a conservation officer or an official checking station for checking and retagging before it is transported beyond the boundaries of the county adjacent to that in which the kill was made.
(g) A person who kills a bear shall treat the carcass and remains in accordance with the provisions of section twenty-two a, article two, chapter twenty-two section twenty-two-a of this article.
(h) For each violation of this section a person is subject to the penalties provided in this article.
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(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to correct a technical error in the citation of an incorrect reference to the code.)
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