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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.187

Introduced by Representative Deen of Westminster

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Fish and wildlife; wholesale bait dealer’s permit; biodegradable containers

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require that a person obtain a wholesale bait dealer’s permit before selling prepackaged worms for resale by a commercial bait dealer, and that a fee be charged for the permit if the worms are packaged in nonbiodegradable containers.

AN ACT RELATING TO A WHOLESALE BAIT DEALER’S PERMIT AND A FEE FOR USE OF NONBIODEGRADABLE CONTAINERS

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

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 4616 is added to read:

§ 4616.  WHOLESALE BAIT DEALER’S PERMIT

(a)  No person shall sell or offer to sell prepackaged worms for use as bait to anyone requiring a commercial bait dealer’s permit without first obtaining a wholesale bait dealer’s permit from the commissioner.  The commissioner shall describe the application process by rule.

(b)  The commissioner may establish a fee necessary to cover the cost of processing the wholesale bait dealer’s permit and may require this fee of the applicant.

(c)  No person obtaining a permit under this section may package the worms for sale in a nonbiodegradable container without paying to the commissioner a fee of $500.00 in addition to any fee charged under subsection (b) of this section.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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