Senate Bill No. 595
(By Senator Tucker)
[Introduced February 15, 2012; referred to the Committee on Natural Resources; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-42y, 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 §20-2-42y, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-42y. 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 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, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.