Download this document in MS Word format


AutoFill Template

H.745

Introduced by   Representative Young of Orwell

Referred to Committee on

Date:

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.):

* * *

(3)  Twenty points shall be assessed for:

* * *

(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.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us