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H.46

Introduced by   Representative O'Donnell of Vernon

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Fish and wildlife; safety zone; penalty

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to increase the penalty for discharging a firearm within a safety zone to revocation of a hunting license for five years and a $1,000.00 fine.

AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASED PENALTIES FOR DISCHARGING A FIREARM IN A SAFETY ZONE

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 4502(e) is amended to read:

(e)  The commissioner shall revoke a hunting license issued under this part when the holder thereof has been convicted of a violation of section 4710 of this title relating to discharge of a firearm in a safety zone, convicted of a violation of subdivision 1023(a)(2) of Title 13, or has been convicted of manslaughter by the careless and negligent use of firearms, and another license shall not be issued to such person within five years from the date of such revocation or within five years from the date of such conviction if such person had no license.  The court before which such person is convicted shall certify such conviction to the commissioner.  A revocation shall be deemed effective when notice is given, when made in person, or three days after the deposit of such notice in the United States mails, if made in writing.

Sec. 2.  10 V.S.A. § 4710(b) is amended to read:

(b)  Any person who violates a provision of this section shall be fined $50.00 $1,000.00.

Sec. 3.  REPEAL

10 V.S.A. § 4502(b)(2)(M), relating to points assessed for violation of law and regulation regarding discharging a firearm in a safety zone, is repealed.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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