Introduced by Representative Young of Orwell
Subject: Fish and wildlife; coyote-hunting competitions prohibited
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to make it illegal to operate or participate in a coyote-hunting competition and to assess 20 points for holding or participating in a coyote-hunting tournament.
AN ACT RELATING TO PROHIBITING COYOTE-HUNTING COMPETITIONS
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 10 V.S.A. § 4502(b) is amended to read:
(b) A person violating provisions of this part shall receive points for convictions in accordance with the following schedule (All sections are in Title 10 of Vermont Statutes Annotated.):
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(3) Twenty points shall be assessed for:
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(T) § 4521. Failure to stop
(U) § 4716. Holding or participating in a coyote-hunting competition.
Sec. 2. 10 V.S.A. § 4716 is added to read:
§ 4716. COYOTE-HUNTING COMPETITION PROHIBITED
(a) As used in this section, “coyote-hunting competition” means a contest in which people compete in the capturing or taking of coyotes for a prize or recognition based on the size, quality, or number of animals taken.
(b) No person or organization shall hold a coyote-hunting competition, and no person shall participate in a coyote-hunting tournament.
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