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H.506

Introduced by   Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources

Date:

Subject:  Fish and wildlife; hunting or fishing without a license; penalties

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to establish that attempting to take or taking fish or wild animals during a period of license suspension may be prosecuted in district court instead of in the judicial bureau.

AN ACT RELATING TO TAKING WILD ANIMALS DURING A PERIOD OF LICENSE SUSPENSION

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

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 4001(15) is amended to read:

(15)  Wild animals or wildlife:  all animals, including birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles, other than domestic animals;

Sec. 2.  10 V.S.A. § 4280 is added to read:

§ 4280.  TAKING WILDLIFE DURING A PERIOD OF LICENSE

              SUSPENSION

A person shall not hunt, fish, or trap while a license or right to obtain a license is under suspension.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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